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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 200


April 21

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Welcome to the April Sentinella Magazine and our 200th edition! Yes, 16 years and 6 months ago this little magazine started out as a little booklet and has grown throughout the years into, as some say, ‘the bible of Axarquia!’ We would like to thank all our advertisers, readers and friends who have supported us during the ups and the downs during this time.

Continuing on with the thanks, I would like to thank everyone who sent me messages of congratulations and who donated money and food items in aid of the Maroma Trek on Sunday 28th February, when along with six friends, I was challenged to climb to the top of Mount Maroma. Initially we set a target of 250 euros, but I’m delighted to say we exceeded that and reached a grand total of 1,143.02 euros. We have successfully bought a wide selection of food and cleaning products and dropped it all off at the local food bank in Torre del Mar; we have been informed that it has been distributed to around 40 families in the local area. We are all chuffed to bits about this, so a massive thank you to everyone who supported us. You can read all about the hike on pages 30, 31 and 32. 

We are also pleased to say that last month, we finally launched the new Sentinella website: www.thesentinella.com so if you get a moment, please do have a look around it. There are some great features on there, such as the ‘Events’ section which will ensure that you never miss another event again. Subscribe to the calendar and you will see each time we add an event — there are not so many at the moment, but in time there will be and you can be reassured that you will get to hear about everything going on in the area, sent directly to your inbox! Another great feature is that you can search the listings for ‘Coupon Offers’. Why pay more if you don’t have to? Visit some of the places that are offering coupon codes — currently in the food and drink section — simply locate the coupon code on the listing and relay the code to the owner to receive the offer.


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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)



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Strange News

In the ‘Directory’ section there are plenty of useful numbers for police stations, medical centres, markets, magistrate courts, post offices, ITV centre, railways, national holidays etc, along with contact details and opening hours where applicable. This list will be updated regularly with new places. Then we have the ‘Blog’ section where you can search the categories for more information on the Axarquia villages, businesses, cuisine, fiestas and events, legal and financial issues, things to do and a section for other local things about the area. And finally, of course, there are the hundreds of business listings for you to search; we have made it really easy for you to make contact with the businesses from whom you may want further information. With all this, together with this month’s edition of The Sentinella, I think we have it covered in print and online for both readers and advertisers! Happy Easter, everyone — don’t forget to enter our ‘eggciting’ competition ‘How do you eat yours?’, on page 92 Good luck to you all! 

Kami Knight x The Editor (of the original little mag)!


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Lassie come home The story of a Cheshire border collie which was missing for nearly three weeks before her own mum found her has warmed the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people. Sheepdog Chloe had been with her new family for less than 24 hours before she managed to leap out of a six-foot high enclosure on their farm. The Allison family, from near Knutsford, were distraught and all seemed lost when the two-year-old pooch had not returned home for nearly three weeks. But Chloe's mum Seren was drafted and deployed in an area of woodland where the missing dog had been spotted, and she immediately picked up a scent before trotting off in pursuit. Within minutes, Seren had discovered where her pup was and ushered her safely back to the Allison family, who broke down in tears at the emotional reunion. Mum-of-three Marcelle Allison, 38, said: “It was an incredibly emotional moment.” The story reached more than 2.5m people on Facebook, and has been read more than 200,000 times.

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Strange News (Continued)

Catch a falling star A fireball that lit up the skies over the UK recently is likely to have been a small piece of an asteroid entering the Earth’s atmosphere, scientists have said. The meteor sent a sonic boom across southern England, according to scientists from the UK Fireball Alliance (UKFall). UKFall said the bright light could be seen from Ireland to the Netherlands, and the meteor is set to break the world record as the most-reported ever – with 758 such reports on International Meteor Organisation’s website so far. “The video recordings tell us its speed was about 30,000 miles per hour, which is too fast for it to be human-made ‘space junk’, so it’s not an old rocket or satellite,” said UKFall’s Dr Ashley King. “We were also able to reconstruct its original orbit around the sun. This particular piece of asteroid spent most of its orbit between Mars and Jupiter, though sometimes got closer to the Sun than Earth is.”


Mystery on the airwaves Dozens of motorists were left scratching their heads after they were unable to get into their cars when their keyfobs stopped working. Around 100 people who had parked outside a Tesco in Royston, Hertfordshire, were affected and in a bizarre twist, the case is now being investigated by TV and radio regulator Ofcom. Police have also looked into the case, but so far have not found a cause. However, they have said that they don’t believe it’s a case of foul play. The problem happened over a period of three days and in some cases car alarms were going off. Then came the conspiracy theories with the full moon being blamed, along with the idea that it could be ‘some kind of alien phenomenon’. Police told people not to panic and to report any issues to supermarket staff.

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Lots of choccie facts...

Easter Egg Facts

In Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus, before being blessed and distributed to congregants.

The first chocolate Easter egg was produced in 1873 by Fry’s. The average child receives 8.8 Easter eggs each year.

Giving eggs is a symbol of "rebirth" in many cultures.

Back in 2007, a Faberge egg covered in diamonds sold for £9 million. Every hour, a cockerel made of jewels would pop up from the egg to flap its wings four times, nod its head three times and make a crowing noise. It was made as an engagement present from a Russian family to French aristocrat Baron Edouard de Rothschild.

The world's largest chocolate Easter egg was made in Italy in April 2011. It measured 34 feet and 1.05 inches in length, and weighed approximately 15,873 pounds. It was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant! In Germany, people dance with eggs. The egg dance is an Easter tradition in Germany. People put eggs on the floor and dance around them, trying not to break any.

The world’s most popular chocolate Easter egg is the Cadbury’s Crème Egg. The factory workers produce a massive 1.5 million of the eggs every single day. Decorating eggs is an ancient tradition.

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What’s New This Month

This month we welcome ‘Mypoolguru’. With the summer soon on its way, those of you with swimming pools will want to have the perfect clear pool, with the least possible work. ‘My pool guru’ supplier of Jolly Gel sell this product that will make your pool the cleanest it can possibly be. It will make your pool so clean that back-washing can be reduced to every 4-6 weeks, saving lots of water! Approximate savings of 40,000 litres a year for a standard 8 x 4 pool, this will save you money, time, chemicals and heat, too! Jolly Gel also removes phosphates (algae food) reducing the chances of an algae attack. Jolly Gel is very economical to use, there are 4 cubes per pack and each cube lasts for 3 weeks in a pool of up to 60,000 litres (60m3). There are no spills, no mess, no fuss, no overdosing, no problems. They are non-toxic, leave no residue and do not affect pH or other chemistry. There are so many advantages to this product, it also extends the life of sand-filters, salt systems, heat-pumps and all other pool equipment by total removal of abrasive sand micro-particles. Jolly Gel saves so much money, and it pays for itself over and over! You will never see your pool

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Summer is on its way and it’s time to start prepping the garden. Richard is specialised in pruning trees up to 4 metres with his specialist equipment, cutting back hedges, strimming weeds and spraying them. See main advert on page 87 

Do you have a bike that needs some attention to get back riding again? Paul will come to you with his new home bike servicing, repairs and upgrades. Whether it be a road bike, MTB or e-Bikes. He will collect from your home or a convenient meeting point, service or repair your pride and joy ready for your next ride. Paul is a trained bike mechanic with decades of experience. See advert on pg 10

If you have a business in the Axarquia region and would like to promote it so it’s in the hands of our readers, contact us on 664 210 468 or E: sales@thesentinella.com We look forward to promoting and distributing your advert throughout Axarquia! 

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Breakfasts, Lunches, Homemade Desserts Extensive menu Veggie and Vegan options Come and taste the extraordinary breakfasts and lunches that chef Josh will cook for you! Simply the best around

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Russells International Supermarket in Torrox Costa are gradually replenishing their stock levels back to normal levels after a difficult period due to the customs restrictions following Brexit...

However, as each week passes, more deliveries are hitting the shelves and there are countless pallets of all your British and international favourite branded items en-route every day. New lines in April include; bagels, halloumi cheese, smoked mackerel, Irish ham joints, British bacon and sausages, British milk, black and white pudding, a wide variety of pies and a huge selection of cakes arriving too!

Check out their website:http://www.russells.es to see their impressive range of products and don’t forget that they offer a home delivery service to the whole of the Axarquia, Almuñecar and La Herradura areas on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. See main advert below


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As a road user you’re accustomed to expecting the unexpected. However, if you have concerns about the impact of Brexit or the Coronavirus pandemic may have on insurance policies, Línea Directa would like to reassure its customers that their car insurance policies are one constant to be relied on in these uncertain times.

UK DRIVING LICENSE If you have lived in Spain for at least 6 months, your UK driving license must be exchanged for a Spanish driving license before 30th June 2021. You need to book an appointment at your nearest DGT (Departamento General de Trafico) by calling 060 or via their website. You will need your NIE document to do this. If your license has not yet been verified, you will be allowed to drive in Spain for 6 months from 1st January 2021.

CAR INSURANCE All vehicles must be registered and have insurance before using or parking on Spanish roads. Car insurance from Línea Directa comes with a wide range of covers designed to provide peace-of-mind and all manageable online from the comfort of your home. Their fast and efficient telephone service is managed by English-speaking customer service. You can also visit their website 24/7. PERSONAL ATTENTION Línea Directa has been providing personal attention and expert advice to customers for over 20 years. They guarantee to provide the best expat car insurance with the right coverage. Fully personalised policies that fit both your needs and that of your wallet. And their qualified English speaking customer service staff can guide you through any claims you may need to make.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS Customers can rest assured that all Línea Directa employees, experts and support services abide by the most stringent COVID-19 guidance protocols ensure effective sanitisation, cleaning and disinfecting. Repairs on your car will be carried out in well-ventilated areas, using disposal gloves, and proper personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.

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BEST PRICE. BETTER COVER In these uncertain times, it’s good to know that your vehicle is in safe hands. You can request a free no obligation quote by calling local area number 952 147 834. Línea Directa will provide the most competitive price, backed by the most comprehensive service. We hope the information provided in this article is of interest. If you would like to contact Línea Directa please call 952 147 834. More information about Línea Directa online at www.lineadirecta.com

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Mount Maroma Hike - Was It Worth The Pain?!

It was an early start and anyone who knows me will know that I have to be dragged out of bed any time before 9.30am — so at 6am, forget it! However, on Sunday 28th February (Andalucia Day), when I should have been having a nice lie-in, my dreaded alarm clock went off after I’d tossed and turned all night long in fear of what would meet me in the morning

The team of Josh (La Tasca), Charlie, Tony (not Sentinella Tony, lol!), Martin, Trevor and Antony (GPS Insurance, who started out a little later on) and me, all local friends of Torre del Mar, had decided to walk up La Maroma. I got bullied into it by Josh, and I have still not forgiven him. Before I had even responded to doing the hike, a “go fund me” was opened and people were already making donations, so what could I say but OK I’ll do it!

From left to right, Martin, Kami, Charlie, Trevor, Josh & Tony

We arrived at Alcazar in Alcaucin just before 8am, and after a last slurp out of my flask of tea, four plasters on each foot in place, rucksack on back, I was ready. We started the incline up the Maroma, and spirits were high amongst the group, even though it was a bit nippy. All that was going through my mind was.. WHAT AM I DOING?! Those who know me, know I am not fit, do not exercise much and when I do try and exercise I have a lot of pain after it, so therefore I rarely bother. But today I just had to get on with it.

10 minutes into the hike, I knew this was going to be more than tough; I was ready to turn back already. Charlie and Martin, the ‘fitties’ of the group, were already out of sight; Trevor and Tony were still in sight and Josh and I slacked at the back, although I think Josh was feeling guilty about bullying me into it and felt he should stay with me. However, his guilt didn’t stay for long, and soon I was

The fitties!

quite a way behind. Eventually, after about an hour in, we had found our “forever friends” with whom we were going to make that hike to the top. Tony and I were at the back and decided to just take it at our own pace (well my pace) anyway. A couple of hours in and it was starting to become more real — I mean I had now woken up, and realised the rollercoaster I was on. It’s not until you start doing something like this that the reality kicks in, and if you go up, you must come down, but saying that, by this point we were now seeing some of the most beautiful views that anyone could imagine. I was still OK at this point — a bit tired, but no pain and no blisters, so things were good.

Antony (from GPS Insurance) decided that he was going to run up and down the Maroma — I mean, REALLY?! Here was me knowing that I would be struggling just to walk up it but at approximately 11.05am, after starting an hour after us all, he went running past us like he was a kid running to the sweet shop with a euro. This is when the hike got difficult for me. So, we were three hours in, Charlie and Martin had already posted a selfie at the top — it had taken them just two hours — and there was me starting to get pain in my hip and my left knee. We started to slow right down — even slower than we were already going — and at some points it really was two steps forward and three steps back. What

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Mount Maroma Hike - Was It Worth The Pain?! (Continued)

made it worse was that a guy who was on his way down told us we had a ‘tecero’ to go. Me being optimistic asked excitedly, “15 minutes?” To which he replied, “no, ‘un tecero’” — basically a third more to go. I was like NO … that can’t be right! Another 1hr 15 minutes, with my slow pace added to that, meant we were probably looking at around another 2 to 2hr 30 minutes more. I wanted to cry. The can Antony the runner of Redbull I had drunk previously DID NOT give me wings, so I will be wanting a full refund for that! Also, my most sincere apologies go out to Tony, into whose ear I had moaned almost the whole way there.  So, with approximately two hours more walking to go, my knees were taking their toll. I had found that to alleviate some of the pain in my left leg, I was walking a bit differently and now my right knee was starting to hurt too. I just wished that I could get to the top, have an hour’s break and make it back down before dark … but even that was starting to seem near-impossible.

Finally, at 1.10pm — 5hrs 50 mins later — we


were all reunited at the top of La Maroma. What a relief! It was a little disappointing that we could not appreciate the usually wonderful views as there was a fair bit of cloud, but to be honest I was a bit out-of-body, a bit out of it to notice too much and it was freezing up there with a real bitter wind too. I was hoping for a nice hour’s sit down, relax and sleep but no — it was a quick change of plasters, a few hasty photos and back on our feet for the descent. My legs were not ready for this, but Josh worked up an appetite there was no other way to get down.

The seven of us set off once again and within just a few minutes, I knew this was NOT going to happen. I literally could not walk through the pain in my knees, but Josh kindly lent me his walking stick. This, to be fair, was a godsend as I would never have made it down without it. But even with the stick, my speed was snail-pace; all that was going through my head was: “5hrs 50 minutes up, at least 4hrs 50 minutes down, how was I going to do it.” Antony was already out of sight — he decided not only to run up the mountain, but to run down it too! That doesn’t even register in my head. Anyway, we didn’t realise at that moment that this would be the last time we would see him for a while … but more about that later. It was time to make a plan, as quite clearly this was going to be painful for all if everyone had to go at my pace and listen to my constant moaning. Martin and Josh decided they would walk on ahead as fast as Trevor & Tony nearly at the top they could, collect the car from the car park and drive up as far as they could to meet me and


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Mount Maroma Hike - Was It Worth The Pain?! (Continued)

hopefully save me walking the last approximately two hours of the trek. Trevor and Tony decided to take it at their own pace and poor old Charlie pulled the short straw and was stuck looking after me.

The next three or more hours were the worst of my life with regard to pain. I can honestly say it was so painful — with every step with one leg that couldn’t bend, dragging it over rock after rock and the other leg with a knee and a hip that I could hardly stand on, I was ready to give up and call the SOS helicopter to save me. But, if anyone knows Charlie, they will know he is full of energy, very funny and if it hadn’t been for him chatting to me and making me laugh all the way, I certainly would have given up before I even started the descent. I have to say there is a way to keep people positive in times of need and then there is just feeding them pure rubbish — I swore to God if he told me we had 10 minutes to go one more time I would have inflicted an injury with my stick! We had such a laugh, though, with tears of laughter and tears of pain at the same time for me.

Then, we got the call from Josh and Martin to say that the Guardia Civil wouldn’t let them drive up to get me, and that they (the Guardia) were waiting for me at No explanation needed! the point where a car could reach. After probably an hour more of walking (well, me hobbling) in amongst the clouds, we finally saw the silhouettes of two Guardia Civil officers in front of us. They had walked partway up to help me the rest of the way, and boy, did I need them. One took my arm, and with my stick in my other hand, they guided me back to their car about 20 minutes away. I was so glad to be sitting down, and after about another 20 minutes’ drive we were back at the car park; it seemed in time as though I had left the day before. An enormous relief filled my body, but then panic set in about the coming days ... and I was right. The following day I spent in bed, unable to move. Days 2 to 7 I was on painkillers, and only after that was I just about recovered.

On return to Torre del Mar, my friend Martha had run me the bubbliest bath I have ever been in. But, how was I going to get in it and out of it? It was painful but let’s just say it’s best if I don’t discuss the getting out of it! Anyway, back to the car park, where the whole party was reunited once again. BUT WAIT... I wasn’t the last to make it back, so who was missing? Antony, the runner, the one

who should have been down first! Where was he? He’d only run the wrong way and we are letting you guess where he ended up. What a Wally!! See page 96 and answer next month.

To sum up... reliving this on paper was almost as painful as the real thing, but was it worth it? A total of 1,143.02€ was donated, along with a fair few bags of food too. The food bank in Torre del Mar told us that they didn’t even receive this much food to help local families throughout the whole of the Christmas period, and some of these people will be experiencing a different type of pain to mine, day in and day out — so yes, it was worth the pain and I forgive you, Josh, for setting it all up. The lady at the food bank sent us this message a few days after we dropped all the food off, “Many of the families had tears in their eyes after receiving their parcels from the food bank that were donated by “Team La Maroma” The organisers of the food bank would like to thank you all so much and the families are extremely grateful”.

A big congratulations to the whole team that day, and a massive thank you to everyone who donated! The Ed x


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Andalucia 4 You - From Dreams To Reality


ANDALUCÍA, This most Southern part of Europe is not only famous for its authenticity, preserved culture, traditions and unspoilt nature, it’s the inspiration source for many people on this planet! It’s a home to many creative and talented people and offers an opportunity for those who are looking to change their lives for the best OR maybe even start with a blank A4-page? Enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle with us! We believe the region of Axarquía has something magical, something that helps people find themselves, their very own peace and quite where they can discover themselves and their talents. Looking back on our client's experiences we visited B&B Casa La Escala in Cómpeta and caught up with Anja and Anja Moreels & Danny de Spiegeleer Danny. Anja explained: “I was dreaming for years to be able to live and work in the sunny south of Europe. After a career of more than 30 years as a healthcare expert, it was time for a new life. A small B&B to operate, be your own boss and live without stress.” Anja just had to convince her husband (Danny) to go on this adventure with her. Anja continued,“We had viewed many properties also in other areas of Spain but preferred Andalusia and more specifically the ‘Axarquía region’, ‘El mejor clima de Europa’ and ‘los pueblos blancos' this is when we came into contact with Victoria and were able to make our wishes come true. Several

weeks before our visit to Spain we had viewed a selection of properties sent by Victoria to Belgium and thus, in good communication, we began our search with her for our ideal home in Axarquía. Once in Spain, Victoria took us on a week long tour and always accompanied us with her expert advice in a pleasant way. None of our comments were too much for her. Until we were standing in front of our dream house in the pretty mountain village of Cómpeta. The view from the terraces were amazing, wonderful nature, lots of greenery, mountains and the sea in the distance. Everything went according the plan. Our dream came true and we are delighted to present our Bed and Breakfast ‘Casa La Escala’!” “Our B&B offers three tastefully decorated rooms, a common breakfast room and a cozy lounge area. Outside there is a swimming pool with sunbeds and parasols. Our honesty bar is a wonderful place to relax whilst enjoying a nice glass of sparkling wine or a fresh pint of beer…” Find more information on our website: www.casalaescala.com/en

“We look back on the fantastic collaboration with Victoria and we are proud to share our experience and offer our accommodation to her clients, family and friends.”

(By Victoria Komina manager Andalucia4you)

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What is a Grandparent? (taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)

They wear glasses and funny underwear.

Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of there own. They like other people's. A grandfather is a man and a grandmother is a lady! Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.

Grandparents don't have to be smart.

They have to answer questions like 'why isn't God married?' and 'How come dogs chase cats?'

Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have a television because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us.

They show us and talk to us about the colour of the flowers and also why we shouldn't step on 'cracks.' Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.


They can take their teeth and gums out.

When they read to us, they don't skip. They don't mind if we ask for the same story over again.

When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.

They don't say, 'Hurry up.'


They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time and kiss us even when we've acted bad. It's funny when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.'

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Out And About In Torrox

Torrox is the name of a collection of locations situated east of Torre Del Mar. This is a popular spot to live and holiday for both Spanish and other European nations with one big factor being it has the best climate in Europe. Each of these places have much to offer in their own right and collectively, they form a lovely area to live, work and relax. Torrox Costa is located just 15km from Torre Del Mar. Torrox Costa has a totally different character and personality to its near neighbour. Like much of this coast, there’s an impressive promenade that sweeps the length of the beaches here. At its eastern end, just past the lighthouse, the beach is dog friendly and is a great spot to let your furry friend run along the shoreline.

Torrox Pueblo is situated at the foothills of the Alpujarra mountains, a couple of miles inland from Torrox Costa. This is traditional white-washed village set in a green valley. There’s a traditional Spanish feel to this small village, despite it being the home to many people from other parts of the world. Located between Torrox Costa and Pueblo, Torrox Park is a large collection of urbanisations that are popular relocation spots with those who decide to make this area of Axarquía their home. There’s property to suit every budget and style: spacious villas, townhouses and apartments along with a large and well equipped mobile home park that allows all year living. Whilst, in itself, Torrox Park, doesn’t offer much for day trippers, many visitors stay here as homes are frequently listed for holiday rental. It does provide all the services required for a smooth stay or relocation: bars, restaurants, supermarkets as well as doctors, chemists, hairdressers etc.

The combination of Torrox Costa, Pueblo and Park is a winning one. Each has their own distinct character but each are connected to form an excellent place to stay, explore and maybe even to live. Shop Local - Support Your Local Community

For more information call us on: Paco & Antonia 952 535 417 :: 646 75 24 63 Or email us at: info@razahotel.com Or visit our website at: www.razahotel.com


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If you have a business in Torrox that you would like to advertise to our readers, call to reserve your space. 664 210 468 A great Nepali and Indian Restaurant in Torrox Costa, Buddha House. A modern restaurant with classic dishes and Buddha House specials. Closed Monday lunch. Ctra. El Penoncillo 11, Torrox Costa. See FB page Buddha479

BEAUTY AND WELLNESS CENTRE & HAIRDRESSINg Open Tues - Sat 10am - 6pm Tel: 952 530 122 / 651 956 284 Rebeccah Curtis Beauty and Wellness Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, o N .16 TORROX COSTA

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Out And About In Torrox


Rebeccah Curtis Wellbeing Centre Beauty and Hairdressing and now incorporating Nails and Beauty by Suzi Jackson. Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Commercial B, No. 16 Torrox Costa. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm. Tel: 952 53 01 22 &  651 956 284

Raza Hotel have excellent facilities for your Dog, Cat or Rabbit, the perfect Hotel for your pets while you are away. In the countryside your dogs can enjoy secure outdoor play areas with toys provided & kennels with indoor sleeping area & outside run. For Cats, large catteries with cosy beds, toys & activities to keep them occupied. The Raza Hotel also offer a safe place to leave your Rabbit or Parrot as well as providing dog grooming services. Open 10am-7pm, 7 days a week. If you would like to visit, Paco & Antonio would be happy to show you the facilities. For more info call: 952 52 5417, 646 75 24 63, or email: info@razahotel.com or visit www.razahotel.com


Modern Nepali & Indian restaurant with classic dishes and Buddha House specialities Air Conditioned Ctra El Peñoncillo 11, Torrox Costa (Easy Parking in front) Open 12:00 - 15:30 and 18:30 - 23:30 (Closed lunchtimes Mondays) 10% discount on takeaways Tel: 952 53 09 21 or 612 473 023 Email: buddhahouse479@gmail.com Buddha479

Torrox Costa

Bar y Restaurante Laguna Beach - Torrox Costa

Breakfasts, Snacks & Full Menu Specialising in Ribs, Steaks & Chicken Traditional Sunday Lunch Homemade Tapas available every day changing daily from 1€

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 3pm / 6pm - Late Sunday 1pm - 5pm (bookings advisable) Closed Monday For more info call: Thomas or Kerstin

Tel: 642 598 217

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Why Have Therapy?

Therapy can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they're thinking or feeling, as well as for anyone experiencing a problem or issues they are keen to resolve. You may choose to speak to a therapist because you feel you cannot speak to your other half/friends/family about some personal issues, or you may simply wish to speak to a professional with an objective viewpoint in a safe and confidential environment.

Sometimes what we say to others can have a knock-on effect, altering relationships and the way people see each other. Therapy sessions eliminate this problem and offers you the space and freedom to explore your own thoughts with an unbiased party to help you uncover your own insight and understanding of your problems, providing you with the tools which will help you to resolve them. You will also come to understand yourself better and the way you think, which will ultimately help you develop a clearer understanding of your problems. The more armed with information you are, the easier it


becomes to navigate your way through any difficulties you are facing, so that you can come out the other side feeling more positive and can also help you better understand other people's point of view, which can shed light onto the way you interpret words or actions.

I am not there to sit you down and tell you what to do. Instead, you will be encouraged to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking.

“Compassionate and understanding, but also a real person with a sense of humour who is able to make one relax and feel able to trust and confide in. Kate is a true counsellor in every meaning of the word” - Steve, Nerja 2021

If you want motivation, support, guidance and encouragement to be the person you deserve to be, then call Kate for a free, confidential consultation.

To find out more call or WhatsApp Kate on 711 003 171 “Change your mind. Change your world” See main advert below

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Signing A Spanish Form Will In The UK

We understand that a number of our regular readers and our clients may be accessing this publication from their homes in the UK as a result of the travel ban.

If you want to sign a Will for your Spanish assets this can be signed in the UK without having to travel to Spain.

If you have assets in Spain it is strongly recommended that you have a separate Spanish Will, even if you already have a UK Will.

WHY? Because having a Spanish Will makes dealing with the deceased person’s estate simpler, quicker and cheaper for the beneficiaries. If you do not have a Spanish Will and you have assets in Spain then you run the risk of your beneficiaries incurring avoidable Spanish inheritance tax fines, considerable delays in winding up or transferring your estate and a considerably higher cost in dealing with the inheritance. You may want to update an existing Spanish Will to keep up with changes in taxation, changes in the law or simply due to a change in your personal circumstances.

Correct wording in a Will can help to avoid the Spanish law of compulsory heirs being applied to your estate which would mean your estate could pass to people other than to the intended beneficiaries. For example, in Spanish law a parent or child takes precedence over a spouse. Your Spanish Will can even be signed before a notary in the UK if you are unable to come to Spain. This is all the more important at the current time with the restrictions on travel.


The lawyer can draft the Will in English and organise a signing in front of a notary in the UK. The signed Will is then legalised with an apostille for use in Spain, translated into Spanish and registered at the Spanish Wills registry.

The Will, once signed and registered, has the same validity as a Spanish Will signed at a notary in Spain. We can arrange the whole process including, if you wish, finding an appropriate notary and arranging the appointment.

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ails ckt o rC C ula ith op ng w p st ni mo egin e b h t to nes ide the o u W@ t g re rea e a A g Her Caipirini 1 lime (sliced) 1 1/2–2 tablespoons sugar (superfine, or simple syrup to taste) 1 ounce lime juice (or sour mix) 2 ounces cachaça (Leblon) Garnish: lime twist

Cardinal 1 ounce crème de cassis 5 ounces red wine

Catalina Margarita 1 1/2 ounces tequila 1 ounce peach schnapps 1 ounce blue curaçao 1/2 ounce sour mix (fresh)

Celery Cup No. 1 2-inch piece celery stalk 1-inch slice cucumber (fresh, English) 1/4 cup cilantro (fresh) 1 ounce lemon juice 1/2 ounce Pimm’s Cup No. 1 1 1/2 ounces cucumber vodka (Square One Organic) 3/4 ounce agave nectar Centennial Punch For the Pineapple-Infused Whiskey: 1 1/4 cups whiskey 1/4 cup pineapple (cubed) For the Coriander-Pineapple Syrup: 1/2 cup water 4 ounces pineapple juice 1 cup sugar (white granulated) 1/4 cup coriander seeds For the Punch: 1 1/4 cup pineapple-infused whiskey 3/4 cup coriander-pineapple syrup 1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh) 4 cups pineapple (fresh, pureed) Garnish: lemon slices (caramelized) Central Park 2 ounces gin (New Amsterdam Gin) 3 drops vanilla extract 4 ounces tomato juice 1 ounce lime juice

1 pinch cayenne pepper Garnish: cherry tomato

Charlie Chaplin 1-ounce apricot brandy 1-ounce sloe gin 1-ounce lime juice (freshly squeezed) Garnish: lime peel Cherry Blossom-tini 1 1/2 ounces sake (Gekkeikan) 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (Cointreau) 1/2 ounce cranberry juice Splash lime juice (fresh) 2 dashes orange bitters

Cherry Lane 1 1/2 ounces cherry vodka (Grey Goose Cherry Noir) 3/4 ounce Benedictine Liqueur 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice 3/4 ounce simple syrup 1 dash bitters Garnish: cherries

Cherub's Cup 1 strawberry 3/4 ounce lemon juice (fresh) 1/4 ounce simple syrup 1 ounce elderflower liqueur (St. Germain) 2 ounces vodka 3 ounces sparkling wine (Brut Rosé) Garnish: strawberry Chi-Chi 1/2 cup ice 2 ounces vodka 1/2 ounce blue curaçao 1/2 ounce cream of coconut 1/2 cup pineapple (fresh, cubed) 1 scoop vanilla ice cream Garnish: pineapple wedge or slice

Children of the Corn For the Candy Corn-Infused Vodka: 1 litre vodka 1 cup candy corn For the Cocktail: 2 ounces candy corn-infused vodka 3/4 ounce lemon juice 3/4 ounce cinnamon simple syrup 4 ounces seltzer water (or to fill glass) 1 fruit (2-3/8" dia) Garnish: lemon wheel 1/2 cup Garnish: candy corn All served with crushed ice

Healthy Food with Art Gallery

You must try our draught beer from our very own Bodega

Saturday & Sunday Live Music from 2.30pm ................................................ April’s Art Exhibition Call for more info ................................................ Kitchen open until 9pm

Open 9am - 10.30pm Closed Tuesdays Paseo Maritimo, El Morche, Torrox

Puente don Manuel

Opening hours Tuesday - Sunday 13:00 - 16.00 / 18.00 - 22.30

Barriada Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin Tel: 952 510 963 Mob: 616 942 212

Broomfield Construction

& Property Maintenance All aspects of building work undertaken Plastering Plumbing Tiling Rendering Kitchens Terraces Bathrooms House Reforms Wet Rooms Call Matthew: 711 002 689 Urb. El Mirador de la Axarquia, 25 Vivienda, Alcaucin Email: broomfieldmatthew@gmail.com www.broomfieldconstruction.es

sALEs & RENTALs We urgently Require Properties Tel: 952 52 41 40 Mob: 637 278 306 / 606 087 362 Calle Dr Fleming, 1 Nerja. 29780

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Estate Agents!

THIS SPACE FOR JUST 180 euros for the year!! Call: 664 210 468

CHARITY MARKET (children’s home Málaga) gOOD FRIDAY 2nd April Market at La Raqueta, Nerja 10 am to 2pm

(From Saturday 1st May we go back to holding our Markets on the first Saturday of the month)

An interesting mix of stalls offering a wide variety of home-made and hand-crafted products for you to choose from. We also have new and exciting crafters joining the group. Many of the stall holders are able to make bespoke pieces if you require a personal design or product. if you fancy a bite to eat after browsing the market stalls, the on-site restaurant is providing their bargain 1€ breakfast in the morning and from midday they offer their 5€ "lunch of the day" special.

We have a large selection of different stalls including handmade jewellery; candles; reed diffusers, gifts of bottles, lamps, glasses, watercolours, hand crafted chocolates, hand crocheted gifts, soaps that look good enough to eat, organic vegetables, rope baskets, natural cosmetics, perfumes and deodorants etc. Hand crafted furniture, Forever Living products, pickles, Lobster sims, handmade cards, hats and dresses, olive wood gifts, Avalon Funeral plans, puzzles, Avon, juices from natural products, and so much more. To see full details of our products, please go to our facebook page Raqueta Market Looking forward to seeing you, you will not be disappointed. A Raffle prize is donated by all the stall holders for the Ninos de Cuidad, Málaga

For any information call Linda on 659 375 603

Halting Erosion Using Vetiver From Vetiver Spain

Our Nursery is open by appointment only depending on the current travel restrictions. We have Moringa seedlings, Organic Moringa powder and Comfrey plants. We also have some local trees and some exotic trees from Africa. Vetiver is a rapid growing and non-invasive sterile clump grass with a height of 1-2 metres and a root system of 3-4 metres in depth. We have been providing Vetiver throughout the EU for almost 10 years now.

We are located in Sayalonga where we can plant year round but our best results by far start in February. The reason is that Vetiver is indigenous to India and Vetiver loves the heat of the summer. Use Vetiver cuttings as mulch around all of your fruit trees. Decomposing Vetiver improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away all while helping to maintain soil moisture. Vetiver is a nutritious and replenishable animal fodder. Horses and pigs love it. We use it in our chicken pens replacing hay because it stops mites. In these 2 photos you will see land prepared for Vetiver and the results 2 years later.

We also use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive ornamental hedge Here is a link to a short video showing the results. https://youtu.be/rjTmb_LL2uo

We suggest planting now, as this is the BEST time of the year to plant.

To see more images of Vetiver go to this link. https://www.vetiverspain.org/photo-gallery.html Presently we have some specials, which include free shipping to numerous locations

For more information please contact us. Please visit us or visit our website: www.vetiverspain.com email: info@vetiverspain.com Telephone: (34) 692 288 657

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Kid’s Writes

pregnant? (Helen, age 6)

More great remarks out of the mouths of babes

6) I’m not going to write about the sea. My baby brother is always screaming and being sick. My Dad keeps shouting at my Mum and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can’t think what to write. (Amy, age 6)

About the sea 1) Oyster’s balls are called pearls. (James, age 6)

2) If you are surrounded by sea you are an island. If you don’t have sea all around you, you are incontinent (Wayne, age 7)

3) My dad goes out with his boat and comes back with crabs. (Emily Burniston, age 5)

4) When ships had sails they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes, when the wind didn’t blow, the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would be better off eating beans. (William, age 7) 5) I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails. How do mermaids get

7) Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, age 7)

8) When you go swimming in the sea it is very cold and it makes my willy small. (Kevin, age 6) 9) Divers have to be very safe when they go under the water. Two divers can’t go down alone so they have to go down on each other. (Becky, age 8)

Are you looking for a pool constructor who can repair, refurb or construct a swimming pool? Look no further, because at Axarquia Pools we do it all

Re-tiling / acid cleaning and re-grouting - External electrical lighting, pool lighting, electrical pump refurbishment and renewal - Access ladders and step construction Construction of swimming pools / wet areas and external showers Leak detection and repair - Salt systems - Pool covers / safety nets - Pool automation

Swimming Pool Leak Detection and Repair Specialist Equipment coupled with 17 years of experience We can detect leaks in swimming pools, jacuzzis, depositos and mains water If you think you may have a leak call Calvin on: 666 659 876 or email: calvinlyness@gmail.com

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Dumb & Dumber?

We REALLY are the weakest link - the hilariously wrong quiz show answers that proves Britain is dumbing down LINCS FM PHONE-IN Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world? Contestant: Barcelona. Presenter: I was really after the name of a country. Contestant: I'm sorry; I don't know the names of any countries in Spain.

THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN (ITV) Steve Le Fevre: What was signed to bring World War I to an end in 1918? Contestant: Magna Carta? BREAKFAST SHOW (RADIO 1) Chris Moyles: Which 's' is a kind of whale that can grow up to 80 tonnes? Contestant: Ummm. . . Moyles: It begins with 's' and rhymes with 'perm'. Contestant: Shark.

JAMES O'BRIEN SHOW (LBC) O'Brien: How many kings of England have been called Henry? Contestant: Well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth. . . er . . . Three?

CHRIS SEARLE SHOW (BBC RADIO BRISTOL) Searle: In which European country is Mount Etna? Caller: Japan. Searle: I did say which European country, so in case you didn't hear that, I can let you try again. Caller: Er . . . Mexico?

PAUL WAPPAT (BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE) Wappat: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last? Contestant: (after long pause): Fourteen days. DARYL DENHAM'S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN


RADIO) Denham: In which country would you spend shekels? Contestant: Holland? Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet. Contestant: Iceland? Ireland? Denham (helpfully): It's a bad line. Did you say Israel? Contestant: No. THE VAULT (ITV) Melanie Sykes: What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time? Contestant: Nostalgia.

STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON (RADIO 2) Wright: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loincloth did he play? Contestant: Jesus

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Lovely 3 Bed, 2 Bath Ground Floor apartment (93m² built), amazing views, walking distance to all amenities. Large

lounge/dining room, f/f kitchen, 3 double beds (master en-suite), family bathroom, rear terrace with pool views, front terrace, A/C, underground parking & storage room

Sales Price: 149,000¤ (NEW!)

Puente don Manuel

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Beautiful 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath Villa (162m² built, 777m² plot), set in the

countryside, but walking distance to amenities, fantastic mountain views, only a 20-minute drive to the coast. 3 bedrooms,

2 bathrooms, WC, f/f kitchen and large lounge/dining room with

fireplace and patio doors to mature gardens, a variety of terraces, swimming pool & BBQ

Sales Price: 239,950¤ (SUPERB!)

Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, (opposite bus station) TORRE DEL MAR - Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414

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Excellent 4 Bed, 2 Bath Townhouse (156m² built) in village, easy reach of shops, village & motorway. It has 4 bedrooms,

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Sales Price: 149,000¤ (NEW!) Benajarafe

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Spacious, immaculate 4 Bed, 2 Bath Villa (122m² built, 575m² plot), country & sea views, short drive to beach. Accommodation: all on 1 floor, impressive living room, conservatory, f/f kitchen, 4 beds, (master en-suite), family bathroom, independent chalet which can be extra rooms, independent garage, workroom, heated pool and roof terrace

Sales Price: 375,000¤ (NEW!) Los Romanes

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Service, installation & repairs. Supply and installation of all makes and models including Daikin, Mitsubishi and Fujitsu. Best prices guaranteed Polar Air Conditioning - First to be built on reputation, reliability and recommendation.

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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 625 319 323 Jacqui

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Every Tuesday 9.30am - 1.30pm

Come and enjoy a relaxing morning at Los Jardines del Trapiche, THE nicest market venue on the Costa. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON Please note that we will be obeying the restriction rules with this being the new norm. So come on down for one step further to normality!!

Take the A-272 turning onto the Velez-Malaga road A-356. Turn off at El Cruce restaurant towards Benamargosa. Over the roundabout and we are on the left just before the private airfield

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Another beauty for you…

Sentinella Fables

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; It just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the Donkey realised what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quietened down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up. Remember the five simple rules to be happy: Free your heart from hatred Forgive. Free your mind from worries Most never happen. Live simply and appreciate what you have. Give more. Expect less NOW ........... Enough of that rubbish.. The donkey later came back, And bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected and The farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.

MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON: When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

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Quarantine Jokes

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because the chicken behind it didn’t know how to socially distance properly. ------------------------------------------------------------Two grandmothers were bragging about their precious darlings. One of them says to the other, “Mine are so good at social distancing, they won’t even call me.” ------------------------------------------------------------Who’s idea was it to sing “Happy Birthday”


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while washing your hands? Now every time I go to the bathroom, my kids expect me to walk out with a cake. ------------------------------------------------------------My husband purchased a world map and then gave me a dart and said, “Throw this and wherever it lands—that’s where I’m taking you when this pandemic ends.” Turns out, we’re spending two weeks behind the fridge.

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An elderly man is sitting alone at a bar. It starts to get late and the bartender says, “Sorry pal, last call.” Upon hearing this, the man pays his bill and turns to look at the door. As he begins to stand up, he suddenly falls and lands face first. “I must have had more than I thought.” He thinks to himself. Looking at the door he thinks “If I can just make it there, a bit of fresh air will have me good as new.” So the old man crawls to the door and props himself up, he takes a breath and as he begins to step, he again falls flat on his face. Luckily, he only lived a block from the bar. “If I can just make it home, I’ll be just fine” So the old man proceeds to crawl to his house. When he reaches the door, he again props himself up. As he is about to take a step, he once again falls flat on his face. “This just isn’t my night,” thought the old man. “I’ll just crawl into bed and call it quits.” So the old man crawls up the stairs and into his bed where he immediately passes out. As morning comes, he is rudely awoken by


his wife. “Were you pissed last night?” she asked angrily. “How’d you know?” he asks. “Well” she answered “you left your f*****g wheelchair at the pub again.” ------------------------------------------------------------Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, “Why is the bride dressed in white?'” The mother replied, “Because white is the colour of happiness and today is the happiest day of her life.” The child thought about this for a moment then said, “So why is the groom wearing black?” ------------------------------------------------------------Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong sermon on the devil. One said to the other, “What do you think about all this Satan stuff?” The other boy replied, “Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. It's probably just your Dad.”

Businesses Chatelin ortopedia & pedicurist practice They are a company with over 30 years experience in the orthopedic sector. Linda is a qualified pedicurist and Henry is a certified prothesis and orthesis maker, for all your inlays and sport inlays, corset-knee, ankle and wrist supports, wheelchairs, walking aids, beds, rehabilitation articles etc...open Monday - Thursday 10am 2pm and 3pm - 6pm. call: 695 481 082 or 658 773 857

Starcar in Nerja for all your car repair needs: bodywork painting, service, pre I.T.V. check, air-conditioning, tyres, brakes, clutch etc. Also car transfers. Find them at Avda Alcalde Antonio Villasclaras just up from the BP garage as you are leaving Nerja on the right hand side and they are below the gym. Call Jonathan who speaks English on 637 801 325 Dentadanés Dental Clinic offer top-quality Scandinavian dental care at competitive prices, a successful concept that has been used since the clinic was established in Maro (Nerja) in 1991. We have two dentists, (one Danish female, one English male) ready to solve all your dental problems. Please visit our website at www.dentadanes.com for a full list of treatments & prices as well as directions to and pictures of the clinic. Open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm including all summer months. We speak English, Danish/Scandinavian, German and Spanish. Tel: 952 52 96 66. wHoliday & Winter Rentals wEnglish, French and Spanish Speaking w1 to 3 Bedroom Apartments & Villas

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Erica is very excited to announce that she has moved her hair salon from Torrox Costa to Nerja! She will be working alonside Walli&Ron and will be welcoming new clients and hoping that all of her old ones will continue coming. The team salon is looking forward to seeing you all soon. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!!! We are having such a lovely time working together and we are taking care of each other in this uncertain situation we are living in. Let’s face the future with joy, fun and GOOD HAIR!!!! Calle Almirante Ferrándiz 10 (Cristo) Nerja. (Down the passage in front of the Coviran Supermarket - the Post Office street. Call: 952 523 966 La llave de oro, Calle Granada 88, Nerja, 952 524 651. Locksmith 24hrs emergency service, 606 939 929, opening & repairing safes, armoured doors, authorised technical service, key cutting, supplier for quality padlocks, safes & other security products.



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Bananas come from a family of plants called Musa that are native to Southeast Asia and grown in many of the warmer areas of the world. Many types and sizes exist. Their colour usually ranges from green to yellow, but some varieties are red.

vitamin B9, (also known as folate), a nutrient that may fight depression. For replenishing energy and electrolytes, bananas can be more effective than sports drinks.

One recent study found that women who ate a banana twice daily as a pre-meal snack for 60 days reduced their belly-bloat by 50 percent! Why? The fruit increases bloat-fighting bacteria in the stomach, and it's also a legendarily good source of potassium, which can help diminish retention of fluids. The banana is a perennial plant that replaces itself. Bananas do not grow from a seed but from a bulb or rhizome, and it takes 9 to 12 months from sowing a banana bulb to harvesting the fruit.

Bananas are among the world’s most commonly consumed fruits.

Bananas are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6.

You may not associate bananas with vitamin C but a medium-sized banana will provide about 10% of your daily vitamin C needs.

Bananas are good for your heart. They are packed with potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep your heart beating. Bananas can be helpful in overcoming depression due to high levels of tryptophan. They contain 6% of your daily value of


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Maro: Breathtaking Scenery Along The Coastal Drive

Maro, set spectacularly on the cliffs, is a tiny beach settlement that is full of life and beauty. The sunrises and sunsets here are truly incredible as the light, cliffs and sea create an incredible vista.

Maro’s fiestas Maro, the small village just east of Nerja with a population of 800, is located on the coast, 3km east of Nerja and 50km east of Malaga. Maro’s whitewashed houses set by the sea make it an incredibly attractive village. It dates back to the early Christian Era and archeologists discovered evidence of a Roman fortification. This is now the Plaza de la Iglesia. Within this small village there are a great range of tapas bars and restaurants. It seems a million miles away from the ever popular, Nerja.

On last day of October, Maro continues an ancestral tradition by celebrating the humble chestnut. The Chestnut Fiesta or Fiesta de la Castaña y el Boniato draws a large crowd as locals and visitors participate in the mass consumption of thousands of kilos of this dried fruit together accompanied with another speciality of the area: roast sweet potato. This lively festival includes music, entertainment and dancing which continue well into the night. It combines itself with the other celebration on this day: Halloween or Maroween. Introduced just a few years ago, it has developed in popularity. It now stretches to the next day and the nearby Nerja caves often offer some subterranean thrills and scares for a small admission fee. The September Feria is another exciting event on Maro’s calendar. It’s a village affair with horse riding, music and dancing and a taste of a real Pueblo Feria. Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Beach The beach at Maro has no real development and therein lies its attraction. It is simply a beach set in some of the most awe inspiring scenery in Axarquía. Here, the Sierra de Almijara plunges dramatically into the sea whilst erosion has created this spectacular coastline of cliffs, coves and small beaches over an area of 1,814 hectares, on the border between Granada and Málaga provinces. At Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Beauty Spot or the Paraje Natural Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo the truly incredible beauty of this area can be seen. It’s a few minutes drive from Maro village and a ten minute drive from Nerja centre as well as being on the local bus route.

Playa de Maro is a fifteen minute wander down the winding path from the village centre and the large car park. The beach is a mixture of sand and shingle and set in a sheltered and secluded cove. Maro Beach has just one beach bar/restaurant and limited facilities as this is a protected area. Therefore, it is important to bring all the things that you might need for a day at the beach surrounded by natural beauty. The 500m long beach with soft sand is surrounded by nature and beauty: vegetation, crops, canes and the sparkling azure sea. In the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean there’s a treasure trove of coral reefs and all types of fish. This is an ideal location for snorkelling. The sea here is usually calm and tranquil, with its translucent blue colour. Fishing is not allowed here as it is a natural park which means that fish and aquatic life are in abundance: groupers, sponges, corals, and sea anemones to name a few. More experienced divers can discover the amazing underwater caves.

Rent a kayak and explore Rental of kayak which allows you to explore the stunning landscape. Or book an excursion with a guide so that you don’t miss any of this area’s hidden gems such as the water falling down as a waterfall from under a cliff. At the top of the hill before the descent down to the beach is quite an incongruous sight: a biker bar and live music venue run by an English man who loves both the music and the bikes. The coastal highway is a popular place to ride motorbikes and cycles and the bar provides an excellent watering hole on the route. It is a friendly place with hearty food and hosts lots of local bands with a wide variety of music tastes catered for including a popular jam session.

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Find The Right Insurance Policy For You With GPS Insurance Services

GPS Insurance Services is a general insurance agent based locally in Torre Del Mar. We help Expats choose the right policy for their needs and guide them through the Spanish insurance policies.

We are not merely a sales agent - GPS Insurance Services ensure that we are with you throughout the life of your Insurance policy, dealing with any requirements you should have. Part of our service includes ensuring that renewal reminders for each policy are dealt with in a timely manner to ensure that changes in circumstances can be factored into your insurance needs. Keeping in contact with our customers throughout the year is a top priority with GPS Insurance Services.

While we can insure everything and anything, our main products to the Expat community are: Home insurance be it a holiday home, main residence or holiday let. Villas, apartments, caves, timber homes etc are all covered.

Motor insurance for your vehicle, whether it be UK or Spanish plated. A range of payment

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Health Insurance policies ranging from just a basic doctor through to residencia compliant policies.

Pet insurance is a safety net to help protect you against unexpected costs related to your pet. Travel cover for pets is now available as well.

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Funny Thoughts

If the weather man says “It’s a 50 per cent chance of rain does that mean he has no idea if it is going to rain or not? What do you say when someone says you’re in denial but you’re not? Is extraordinary just more ordinary than usual?

When your pet bird sees you reading the newspaper does he wonder why you’re just sitting there, staring at the toilet?

Why is the name of the phobia for the fear of long words Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?


If Dracula has no reflection, why did he always have such a straight parting in his hair?

If MilliVanilli fell in the woods, would someone else make a sound? If you’re born again do you have two belly buttons? How come five out of four people have trouble with fractions?

Why does your nose run and your feet smell? Why do they call it chilli if it is hot?

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge would they call it Fed UP? If a pig loses its voice is it disgruntled?


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In the US, only 12 of the 50 states recognise Good Friday as a holiday.

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion. Half of the states in the United States have banned the practice of dyeing chicks for Easter. However, Florida recently overturned the 45-year-old law of preventing the dyeing of animals. The term Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolises the hare and the egg.

Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence. Holy Week is celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday. In the old days pretzels were associated with Easter because the twists of the pretzel were thought to resemble arms crossing in prayer.

Not only did Florida overturn the dyeing of animals, but the state also held the largest Easter egg hunt, where 9,753 children searched for 501,000 eggs.

The white lily, the symbol of the resurrection, is the special Easter flower.

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Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 4 eggs 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup vanilla malted milk powder 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt Mini eggs

Method 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving 2 inches hanging over long sides. 2. In a medium bowl melt butter and chocolate in the microwave 1 minute, stirring once. Stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.

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Rating: PG Runtime: 114 min Director: Carlos López Estrada Stars: Alan Tudyk, Awkwafina, Benedict Wong, Cassie Steele, Daniel Dae Kim, Gemma Chan, Izaac Wang, Jona Xiao, Kelly Marie Tran, Lucille Soong, Patti Harrison, Ross Butler, Sandra Oh, Thalia Tran

Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary

last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.

Not only is this film visually stunning, but it conveys some important messages too. Raya, voiced marvellously by Kelly Marie Tran, is a Disney princess, technically, but she's a lot more than that — she's a warrior, for one thing (the film's numerous fight scenes are thrillingly choreographed). And she's something else — something no Disney Princess before her has been: she's complicated.

It's her flawed nature that makes Raya the most compelling, most sympathetic and most layered Disney princess in the company's long history — and what makes Raya and the Last Dragon the best Disney animated feature in many years. Star Rating ****/*****



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You Never Know!

Watch out men, we are all very good at flying

My ex-wife started taking flying lessons about the time our divorce started and she got her license shortly before our divorce was final, later that same year. Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call, that she narrowly escaped injury in the aircraft she was piloting. Seems she was forced to make an emergency landing in a nearby village because of bad weather. The TSB issued a preliminary report, citing pilot error: She was flying a single engine aircraft in IFR (instrument flight rating) conditions while only having obtained a VFR (visual flight rating) rating. The absence of a post-crash fire was likely due to insufficient fuel on board. No one on the ground was injured. The photograph opposite was taken at the scene to show the extent of damage to her aircraft. She was really lucky!

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Random Joke

Little Johnny watched his Daddy's car pass by the school playground and go into the woods. Curious, he followed the car and saw Daddy and Aunt Jane in a passionate embrace. Little Johnny found this so exciting that he could hardly contain himself as he ran home and started to tell his mother. “Mummy, I was at the playground and I saw Daddy's car go into the woods with Aunt Jane. I went back to look and he was giving Aunt Jane a big kiss and then he helped her take off her shirt. Then Aunt Jane helped Daddy take his pants off, then Aunt Jane...” At this point Mummy cut him off and said, “Johnny, this is such an interesting story, lets save the rest of it for supper time. I want to see the look on Daddy's face when you tell it tonight.” At the dinner table that evening, Mummy asked little Johnny to tell his story Johnny


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Divorce no 3 for Pricey Katie Price has revealed that she is now officially divorced from third husband Kieran Hayler, three years after they separated. The former glamour model, 42, and Kieran, 33, separated in March 2018 and she is now free to marry her current boyfriend, Carl Woods, 32. She told The Sun: ‘Finally, we’ve signed the divorce papers. I’m so happy that I’m free from that marriage. The only good thing that came out of it was my children.’ Katie shares her two youngest kids, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, with Kieran and has three other children – Harvey, 18, from her relationship with Dwight Yorke, and Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, from her marriage to Peter Andre. She is now planning to have a baby with Carl and the pair have even talked about tying the knot.

New Sugababe on the way Heidi Range has announced she's pregnant with her second child. The former Sugababes star, 37, has another little one on the way with her husband Alex Partakis.The couple already share t hree-year-old daughter Aurelia. She told Hello! magazine that her baby is due in August — and they're having another girl. "We're both over the moon,” she said. “Aurelia has been asking for a brother or sister every day." Heidi and Alex went through an 18-month struggle to have another baby. The singer added: "When I was pregnant with Aurelia, it was a case of ignorance is bliss – I just assumed everything would be fine and it was. But because I’ve had two miscarriages since her, it was quite a nerve-wracking time until I had the scans."

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No X Factor till 2023? Dermot O'Leary has hinted that The X Factor may not return until 2023. The presenter, 47, first hosted ITV's singing competition in 2007 and has opened up about the talent show's hiatus and when fans can expect to see it back on air. He told new! magazine: “I can't see it coming back this year. If it does come back, it'll be 2022 — maybe 2023.” Dermot admitted he is missing filming the show, which launched in 2004, adding: “You do miss it, definitely. You work with people for the best part of 10 years and you become a really tight team. And you do miss the buzz of a Saturday night show. There's something great about it.” The talent series was halted in 2020 when coronavirus hit, rendering it impossible to produce the show which involves mass gatherings for open public auditions. Dermot is currently presenting This Morning alongside Alison Hammond every Friday, after taking over from long-time hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.


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Piers quits Piers Morgan has quit Good Morning Britain after more than 41,000 people complained about his conduct regarding Meghan Markle. The TV host stepped down after Ofcom launched an investigation following his comments about “not believing Meghan” when she claimed she had felt suicidal. A statement from ITV read: “Following discussions, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.” Piers came under fire when he condemned Meghan’s comments in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Meghan claimed that a senior member of the Royal family had “expressed concern” over baby Archie’s skin colour while she was pregnant, and said that the pressure of being in the family left her “suicidal.” Discussing the revelations, Piers said that he “didn’t believe a word that she said.”He then walked off the set of Good Morning Britain after co-star Alex Beresford pulled him up on his conduct. The weather reporter defended Harry and Meghan, and called Piers out for his continued condemnation of the Royal couple.


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Torre del Mar Pammy: 674 597 984

Persianas / Shutters Repairs - Replacements

IZZI&CAPELLI Torre del Mar The Hair Experts

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Indian Cuisine

Delicious food at the Best Venue on the Promenade in Torre del Mar

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Please note: Hours subject to change due to possible Covid restrictions. Please check in advance

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Indian Cuisine

Competition closes 21st April

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When Your Neighbour Is Too Close To Home!

I have recently completed a three year battle to make a miracle happen!

Some owners of country properties here in Andalusia unwittingly purchased their homes without realising that they shared the plot that their homes are on, with another house – that is, two houses on the one plot, according to the Property Registry. This is a difficult, in fact almost impossible situation to rectify, given that the laws on segregation are very limited – any segregated plot needs to be at least 25,000 square metres once segregated, and often the plot that two houses share is well under that 50,000 square metre minimum and indeed, the proportions not equally owned. How do you solve such a dilemma, to then be able to have your paperwork in order and sell your house confidently? In many cases, where the houses are both older and well established, there may be a way out, and this is how we managed the case I mentioned. Article 185 in the modification of the urban planning law known


as the LOUA 7/2002, states that in some cases, where two or more properties exist on one registered plot, the plots can be segregated if each property obtains the DAFO certificate. Each DAFO has to show the house and its land boundaries clearly, with geo-coordinates for both the house and the plot. The process is slow, time consuming and not cheap, but in many cases this impossible task is now possible! I have come across two cases through my work now, where this procedure is being implemented, and the local notaries are implementing this law to successfully pass these segregations through the Property Registry. Long live Spanish bureaucracy!

If you think you might benefit from such a procedure, we would be happy to take a look at your case. By Toni Waterman, Unspoilt Andalusia (see advertisement below)


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Joke Book - Out Now!

Oh My Good Gawld 2 At last!!! Sorry for the wait! Yours truly has put together the 2nd joke book containing 84 pages of solid jokes & funnies. No pictures, no spaces, just pure unadulterated laughter.

The Beer’s Prayer Our lager

Which art in barrels

Hallowed be thy drink

Thy will be drunk, (I will be drunk) At home as it is in the tavern

Give us this day our foamy head And forgive us our spillage

As we forgive those who spill against us And lead us not into incarceration

Priced at just a fiver!

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Lux Mundi

Coming events in April

Every Monday - Craft Group.The craft group will be making cards in various styles including Iris paper folding and Decoupage and other projects.Time 10.00 – 13.00 in the Centre.5€ or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising. Every Monday - Knitting & Crochet Group. Come along to learn how to knit or crochet New members are very welcome and donations of wool, especially dark colours. Time 10.30 to 13.00 in the Centre.

Every Wednesday – Art Group. The Art group meets and helps each other with various forms of art, water colours, pastels etc. Time 10.00 – 13.00 at the Centre. 5€ or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.

Fridays - Coffee Morning. Come and enjoy homemade cakes and a beverage in our lovely shady garden. Inside seating is also available. Meet up and catch up with friends, pick up the free newspapers. Browse through our preloved clothing for those essential additions to your wardrobe. Kitchen and household items, bedding, curtains and much more available to purchase. For the bookworms amongst you, check out our Book shop, hundreds of second-hand books waiting to be read. CDs and DVDs too. We are accepting donations of household goods and items of clothing and would appreciate it if you could bring them to us in bags that you do not need, during the normal opening hours. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Friday 2nd April - The Centre is closed except for the Anglican Evangelical religious service ´The Hour before the Cross´. Time 14.00 to 15.00.

Friday 30th April - Taizé Prayer at the San Andrés Parish Church in Torre del Mar. Time 20.45. Taizé prayers is a monthly invitation to join us in prayer for unity and for all your personal intentions. Please send us an email to be included in them. Social distancing and wearing of face masks will be required.

For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org www.lux-mundi.org

Costa Animal Society ( CAS)


The Costa Animal Society (CAS) shop has geared up for summer with all the appropriate attire you’ll need for the beach and in town in the evening on offer. We’ve also have plenty of books to keep you occupied beneath the parasol between naps

We continue to offer incredible bargains during a time when we know that every penny counts. Despite rock-bottom prices, we regularly offer snap sales on various categories of merchandise, so stop by if you’re in the neighbourhood, you never know what you might find. The shop's large inventory is clean and well-presented, updated daily, with a friendly staff of volunteers on hand to help. Donations are always welcome - please help us to restock our shelves. Of course all shop proceeds go directly towards helping our animal friends in need, primarily for vet bills, food and kennelling costs. The Costa Animal society (CAs) shop is located next door to the Good stuff Café in Nerja at No. 2 Calle Castilla Perez. Our opening hours are Monday to saturday from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

CAs is always eager to hear from people who are interested in becoming shop volunteers. One four hour shift once a week makes a big difference. There are always two volunteers per shift making for a safe, relaxed, congenial environment. For more information please stop by the shop or feel free to call our shop manager May Delaney on 653 557 237.


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Where’s Antony?

Following on from page 32, where’s Wally? Last month’s answer on page 99

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Drinks: Loving Gin

Gin is a (worldwide) favourite, for many. The base flavour is from juniper berries and, today, numerous flavoured gins can be located. Gin is a most popular part of many cocktails, too.

Multi award-winning THUNDERFLOWER Gin is a small-batch, craft gin produced using the traditional London Dry method. The several botanical flavours, that include Macedonian juniper, English coriander, cardamoms, pink peppercorns, liquorice, angelica root, plus elderflower, sage and others, are extracted by vapour infusion. Dartmoor spring water, is then added to the final spirit. Following a lengthy experimentation and development period, the eventual recipe was agreed upon, by Dominic and Anicca O’Nions and the full-bodied, spicy London Dry gin was finally created. The attractive bottles are presented with much pride. Following the popularity, since launch, production has had to be increased to meet demand, from their distillery in Teignmouth, Devon. All bottles are hand-signed. THUNDERFLOWER DRY GIN (42% vol) is a small-batch, craft gin and (in my opinion) very worthwhile locating. Made in the traditional London Dry method and using a ‘one-shot’ distillation process, with botanical flavours extracted, by vapour infusion, Dartmoor spring water complements the production, perfectly. Smooth and with an excellent body, this gin is balanced superbly and the palate


enjoys a sensation, to the end.

THUNDERFLOWER FIRE-SHIP (58% vol) has to be experienced, to be believed! This powerful production has a story that relates to the Fire Ships that were used in naval warfare. These wooden ships were set alight, then steered and aimed, whilst ablaze, into the fleet of the enemy. THUNDERFLOWER FIRE-SHIP 58 is known as ‘Navy Strength’ and, again, is distilled in small batches, utilising the London Dry method and vapour infusions to great advantage, with Dartmoor spring water being added.

For a perfect ‘match’, to the aforementioned gins, FRANKLIN & SONS LTD (Est 1886) Natural Indian Tonic Water is a recommended addition (www.franklinandsons.co.uk). The blend of sparkling spring water, natural botanical flavours, plus quinine and cinchona bark extract, pairs extremely well indeed, with the THUNDERFLOWER productions, which are truly a great addition to any gin enthusiast’s collection. ThunderFlower Ltd. Tel: 44 (0) 1626 374 055 hello@thunderflower.co.uk www.thunderflower.co.uk

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Volunteers needed. The Costa Animal Society needs your help, particularly with their efforts at the Sunday car boot markets in Nerja and Almuñecar. If you have some time, and especially if you own a 4x4 or other large vehicle, your assistance in transporting and selling goods on a Sunday morning would be much appreciated as both these markets help raise much needed funds to care for rescued animals. If you can assist CAS in any way call Wendy: 660271984 or Vera: 680 315880.

SEEKING CHARITIES - People helping People Do you know of any SPANISH Charities (O.N.G) who help people and are seeking funding? The American International Club is currently seeking Spanish Organisations who are seeking assistance. If you are aware of an organisation that assists Spanish people, please send an email with contact information to nerjaclub@yahoo.com

The American International Club is a social club open to all nationalities which spans the area from Almunecar to Torrox and beyond. Activities include tapas runs, monthly excursions, petanque, coffee mornings, dinners and walks. The Club raises funds for Spanish charities and each year makes a significant donation to a local organisation as a way of saying "thank you" to our host nation. Our motto is "If it isn't fun, we don't do it". To join in the fun email: nerjaclub@yahoo.com http://www.americaninternationalclub.com Los Romanes Royal British Legion. Los Romanes branch has two venues. We meet weekly at The Asador Restaurant Puente Don Manuel, on Mon 12.00 – 1400 hrs. And on a Wed at midday at the Bar La Vega, Torre Del Mar. Our friendly group get together not only to raise funds for and support TRBL in Spain, but also meet to be with friends and have some fun, including quizzes, bingo, monthly lunches etc. You do not have to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member. Interested? Then please Phone Branch Secretary Sue on 691 544 140 or just pop in for a chat.

Furniture shop, Torre del Mar is looking for volunteers who have a free morning or afternoon every week to help us to sell second hand furniture and attend to customers in the new store. Would you like to help us? Contact 952564910/671048304 voluntariado@cudeca.org PIPPA’S PAWPRINTS CHARITY SHOP Calle Antonio Jimenez No. 4b, behind the Bus Station and the Notary. Cards, bric-a-brac, bags, shoes and quality clothing at knock-down prices. Now open from Tues to Sat 10.30am - 2pm. 622574174

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Every 2nd Wednesday in the month AAR monthly quiz at La Tasca. 3pm start. Opposite the police station, Torre del Mar. Call Shelia for details 640 328 051 Every Tuesday is Tony’s Bingo Quiz at The Belvedere at 3pm in Torre del Mar. Come along for a great fun night! Call 610 100 908 to reserve a table. Every Thursday Quiz at Bar Samba 3pm

Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Argentine Tango classes in Torrox: Wed 5pm 6pm Salón Pilates con Lorena Calle Deire, edificio fantasia, sótano 2 derecha, Torrox pueblo Mario Correa 649 59 55 94 mac1710@gmail.com

Scottish Country Dance Classes Every Tuesday evening from 7.15pm - 9pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, for all levels, with or without partners. For further information please contact George Bain on 619 069 966

The Nerja Players meet on 1st and 3rd Tues of the month between Oct and Apr. Perfomances are rehearsed readings. Calle Castilla Perez 1, Nerja. Look for the very large BLUE entrance door. We are between Salon de Juegos and a Supermarket. Reservations on our website. Email: admin@thenerjaplayers.com

Move It To Music! dance fitness classes take place Saturdays at 11am annually from mid October to Easter, at Nerja’s Millenium Wellness Center in Pasaje Milenio 3 (just off the far entrance to Carabeo car park). Gentle exercise and simple dance moves set to catchy pop tunes. Ideal for beginners and very popular with the 50-plus age group. Enquiries: WhatsApp/tel 675 846 217 / moveittomusic@yahoo.co.uk

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King Whether you live in, or are visiting the Nerja area, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ The King. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service. Why not come along to praise God and meet and make new friends, Every Sun at 11am. Prayer Meetings are on Wed at 11am Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja, Email: fojctk@gmail.com www.facebook.com/FOJCTK Please check to see if events are taking place

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The Top Ten Spanish Exports to the UK in 2019...

1. Vehicles other than railway, tramway. 2. Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers. 3. Fruits and nuts. 4. Vegetables. 5. Electrical and electronic equipment. 6. Railway and rolling stock. 7. Mineral fuels and oils 8. Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins. 9. Pharmaceutical products. 10. Iron and steel.





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The Top Ten British Exports to Spain in 2019... 1. Vehicles. 2. Pharmaceuticals. 3. Machines and engines. 4. Oil. 5. Electronic equipment. 6. Iron and steel. 7. Alcoholic beverages. 8. Inorganic chemicals. 9. Medical equipment. 10. Precious metals.

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Bus Stations Torre del Mar Call: 952 559 100 Malaga Call: 952 350 061 Tourist Information Nerja: 952 521 531 Torre del Mar: 952 541 104 Hospitals Nerja Ambulatorio: 952 523 131 Velez Malaga: 951 067 000

Weekly Market days (mornings only) Mondays: Torrox Costa Tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche Wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa Thursdays: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Cala de Moral Saturdays: Caleta de Velez, Competa & Benajarafe, Algarrobo Costa, Opp Lidl (1st & 3rd Saturday each month) Sundays: Nerja Car Boot ITV Call: 951 707 108 www.itvcita.com

Shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally)

Town Halls Torre and Velez: 952 500 100 Torrox: 952 538 200 Nerja: 952 548 400 Competa: 952 516 006 Rincon: 952 402 300 Malaga: 952 135 000 Airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 Granada 958 245 200 Railway Stations Malaga: 952 360 202 Granada: 958 271 272

Water Supplies Velez Malaga: 952 506 450 Nerja: 952 520 154 Malaga: 952 135 013 Consulates UK 902 109 256 or 913 342 194 Ireland 952 475 108 Germany 952 363 591 Sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197 Chemists www.bit.ly/dutychemists

2 ia : 06 Guardlance : 061 Ambu : 080 Fire

Moviestar Dial 1002 to report a fault on the line. For general enquiries dial 1004

Church services in English The Anglican Parish of Nerja Services at Iglesia San Miguel (St Michael's Church), every Sunday at 12 noon. There is an on-line "zoom" service on Wednesdays 9.30am. Please contact Fr Nigel with an e-mail address if you would like to join us. Priest in Charge: Father Nigel Thomas. Tel: Church House 951 815736, Mobile: 608 695 756, email: cofenerja@gmail.com, website: www:nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk. Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sun Tel: 952 110 416 website: stgeorgemalaga.org Velez-Malaga - Capilla De San Jose, Calle Linares 7, Velez-Malaga. Sun 10.30. Tel 608 063 873 Anglican communion. Torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at 11am, Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). Sunday Anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE) 11am. Morning prayer 1st & 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays. Torre del Mar Evangelical Church Torre del Mar Presbyterian Church (Evangelical) meets for worship each Sunday at 11.00am in Legends Bar, C/ Don Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez, Torre del Mar. Email info@torredelmarchurch.es Torre del Mar: International Church Málaga/ Cornerstone International Church. Meets Sun @ 11:30am & Wed @ 6:30 pm for Bible Study. Calle Solera 2, Bajos,Torre del Mar Evangelical Church - El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship 11am - Bible Study Wed 2-4pm. AA - Wed 7pm. Charity shop/books open Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm. We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobilaria, Cruce de Periana Puente don Manuel. 952 117 145 or 952 518 185 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: 653 917 004, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 653 917 004, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.


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‘The 'Big Cats' We are a group of Jaguar enthusiasts living in Andalucia. We have a meeting each month for a meal and a good old chat about our cars. Contact Philip Wray on 669 434 457 JEC.CostaDelSol@gmail.com

Join El Valle! El Valle is one of Axarquia’s most successful and longest running social clubs based in Lake Vinuela area. We meet on the first Mon of each month (not Aug) at Punto de Encuentro Asador, Puente don Manuel) At our monthly meetings you can find out about our wide range of activities that range from the cultural and gastronomic to quizzes, games and films. We also organise days out and short trips away. www.el-valleasociacion.com LADIES WOT LUNCH. 2nd Mon of each month except July & August.Restaurante el Trapiche, Velez Malaga on the road to Benamargosa. 1pm for 1:30 start. Enjoy a 4 course meal with wine for just 11€ with a raffle included. Everyone welcome and no need to book, just come along and make new friends. Further info please contact patriciagabbitas@gmail.com

Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar. Open mornings only, Monday and Wednesday 10.00 till 13.00 and Fridays as usual 11.00 - 13.00. We would like to assure you that we are complying with all the Covid regulations. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org www.lux-mundi.org We would also like to invite you to become a Friend of Lux Mundi, please call in the Centre for more information, If you are already a Friend please call in to renew your card. The Nerja Philosophical Group For info please call Tom Bryson on 699 170 931

Trumps Bridge We are a very friendly international Bridge Club playing Duplicate twice weekly on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 2.45pm. We now play in our new premises at El Zoco, Calle Neptuno, Nerja. We will be starting a beginners' course in the near future and run a Mentor scheme for those wishing to improve their game. Should you require a partner, or wish further information on our Club, visit www.bridgewebs.com/trumpsnerja The Nerja History Group for anyone interested in Spanish History. We have Lectures and trips each month. Meetings are held at the Nerja Museum, above the underground car park, starting at


11.00am and finish approx. 12.30pm. Please email: nerjahistorygroup@yahoo.com

Phoenix Club We now meet every Tues between 12 and 2pm at Bar La Vega, Avenida Andalucia and is sandwiched between the small Mercadona Supermarket and the Repsol Garage on the way out of Torre towards Malaga. Call Gail 951 067 723 www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk Short Mat Bowls is now operating in the hotel Jimesol, C/ Chaparil, Nerja on Mon and Thurs afternoons from 1.45pm to 4.15pm. New members welcome. Contact Marian on 952 523 754 or Malcolm on 952 520 579 for more details. www.shortmatbowlsnerja.com Golf: TOGS (Torrox Golf Society) If you would like a friendly but competitive game of golf each Sunday morning at Anoreta, then why not join TOGS, possibly the friendliest Society on the Costa. Email: torroxgolfsociety@gmail.com or call Captain: Bob Bennett on 691 571 570

International Choir recruiting singers. Would you like to join a choir? We are inviting new singers to become members of the local, long-established choir, Coral Coraxalia under the leadership of Eusebio Pita. Rehearsals Thurs 17.30–8pm in the room under Inmobiliaria Maroma Estate Agents (on the left at the crossroads in Puente Don Manuel A402) For more info call 689 111 352 email eucorax@hotmail.es

RBL Benajarafe Branch meet every Fri from 12.00 at the Restaurante Mediterraneo situated on the coast road in Benajarafe. We enjoy bingo, quizzes, various entertainment & monthly outings. We have an excellent weekly lunch & welcome new/existing RBL members. Tel: 653108415 benajaraferblspainsouth@gmail.com

Colmenar Social Club is a group whose aim is to promote friendship and assistance to all our members. We meet every Wed from 12.00pm at Arco Del Sol Hotel, Colmenar on A356 KM9. A great venue to enjoy a variety of activities such as wine tasting, talks, cooking demonstrations, monthly lunches, car sharing days out, theatre visits and a monthly bowling group. Tel: Carol on 623 125 656

RBL - Nerja meets twice a month for lunch - on the 3rd Thur at the Al Andalus Hotel, Maro. Everyone is welcome to join us. Booking is essential. Please contact Kim on tel: +44 7988029001 or email: kim_bowe1@hotmail.com.

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said, “I wish I were young and full of the beauty and youth I once had.” At once, her wish became reality, and her beautiful young visage returned. Cinderella felt stirrings inside her that had been dormant for years. And then the fairy godmother spoke once more: “You have one more wish; what shall it be?” Cinderella looked over to the frightened cat hissing in the corner and said, “I wish for you to transform Bob into a kind and handsome young man.” Magically, Bob suddenly underwent a fundamental change in his biological make-up, that when he stood before her, he was a man so beautiful the likes of him neither she nor the world had ever seen. The fairy godmother said, “Congratulations, Cinderella, enjoy your new life.” With a blazing shock of bright blue electricity the fairy godmother was gone. For a few eerie moments Bob and Cinderella looked into each other's eyes. Cinderella sat breathless, gazing at the most beautiful, stunningly perfect man she had ever seen. Then Bob walked over to Cinderella, who sat transfixed in her rocking chair, and took her up into his young muscular arms. He leaned in close, blowing her golden hair with his warm breath, as he whispered... “I bet you're sorry now that you had my b******* cut off.” ------------------------------------------------------------My husband, being unhappy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods. We’ve discovered that when I’m in a good mood, it turns green. When I’m in a bad mood it leaves a big red mark on his forehead. Maybe next time he’ll buy me a diamond.


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A New Zealander walking along the road with a sheep under each arm. He meets another New Zealander who says “You shearin' mate?” The first guy replies “Naw, they're both mine.” ------------------------------------------------------------An elderly man in Georgia had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple, and peach trees. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the 20 women shouted to him, “We're not coming out until you leave!” The old man frowned, “I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.” Holding the bucket up he said, “I'm here to feed the alligator.” ------------------------------------------------------------A rich lonely widow decided that she needed another man in her life so she placed an ad, which read something like this: Rich widow looking for man to share life and fortune... Needs to have these qualifications: 1) Won’t beat me up, 2) Won’t run away 3) Has to be great in bed. For several months, her phone rang off the hook, her doorbell was ringing constantly, she received tons of mail, etc., all to no avail: none seemed to match her qualifications. Then one day the doorbell rang yet again. She opened the door to find a man with no


arms and no legs lying on the welcome mat. Perplexed, she asked, “Who are you? And what do you want?” “Hi," he said, “Your search is over, for I'm the man of your dreams. I've got no arms so I can't beat you up and no legs so I can't run away.” “Well, then,” she said, “What makes you think that you're so great in bed?” To which he replied,..... “Well, I rang the doorbell, didn't I?” ------------------------------------------------------------Old Fred had been a religious man who was in the hospital, near death. The family called their preacher to stand with them. As the preacher stood next to the bed, old Fred's condition appeared to deteriorate and he motioned frantically for something to write on. The pastor lovingly handed him a pen and a piece of paper, and old Fred used his last bit of energy to scribble a note, then he died. The preacher thought it best not to look at the note at that time, so he placed it in his jacket pocket. At the funeral, as he was finishing the message, he realised that he was wearing the same jacket that he was wearing when old Fred died. He said, “You know, old Fred handed me a note just before he died. I haven't looked at it, but knowing Fred, I'm sure there's a word of inspiration there for us all.” He opened the note, and read out loud, “Hey, you're standing on my oxygen tube?” ------------------------------------------------------------Secrets to a perfect relationship: It is important that a woman helps you around the house and has a job. It is important that a woman makes you laugh It is important to find a woman you can count on and who doesn’t lie to you. It is important that a woman is good in bed and loves making love to you. It is REALLY important that these four women don’t know each other!


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1. How many dots are used in each letter in the Braille system? 2. What is a female deer called?

2. What word in the English language uses all five vowels plus Y in alphabetical order, and uses each only once?

3. What unit is used to measure horses? 4. Who is Reg Dwight better known as?

3. Is always in front of you but cannot be seen?

5. Who provided Nick Wilde’s voice in the 2016 movie of “Zootopia”?

6. How many tenpin bowling skittles need to fall for a strike? 7. How is 77 represented in Roman numerals?

9. What are birds of a feather said to do?

11. The single “Papa Don’t Preach” is from which Madonna album?


4. If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal? 5. Can you write down eight eights so that they add up to one thousand?

6. Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards..

8. Who is the patron saint of music?

10. “Kiss Me Kate” is a musical version of which play by Shakespeare?

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1. Dead on the field lie ten soldiers in white, felled by three eyes, black as night. What happened?

7. George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee. Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda. Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

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1 Belgium’s largest port (7) 5 Column of light (5) 8 RC organization which supports the University of Pamplona (4,3) 9 Vernacular; originally jargon of disreputable people (5) 10 ----- Frutti, epoch-changing 1955 hit for Little Richard (5) 11 Adriatic port, Habsburg since 1382, annexed by Italy in 1918 (7) 12 Reason for concern; potential scare (5,3,5) 15 Italian-style pilaf (7) 17 Eighth letter of the Greek alphabet (5) 20 Cognisant (5) 21 Obstinately resistant to change (3-4) 22 Exertion: worry (5) 23 Heed; regard (7)



1 Happening, going on (5) 2 Believe in (5) 3 Lengthways: toward the extremities (7) 4 Queries raised in meetings on matters of rules (6,2,5) 5 Japanese dish of rice, vegetables, egg and fish (5) 6 Lake of Central Asia now only a quarter of the area it was in 1960 (4,3) 7 Wrestling partnership (3,4) 12 Animal’s corpse (7) 13 Eg, sat up (anag) (7) 14 Naive; ingenuous (7) 16 Larceny (5) 18 Gladden; fill with joy (5) 19 Sit in on: inspect (5)


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ARIES: March 21-April 20 A great month all round for Arians. Mid-month you are able to charm your way into or out of any circumstances you wish and by the end of April anything you set your mind to will be successful. Health-wise, get outdoors and enjoy some rays

TAURUS: April 21-May 21 If you’re feeling down at the beginning of April, get together with friends, they really like you and will cheer you up no end. Less than a week in and your mood will be buoyant and creative with heaps of opportunity coming your way. Have fun! GEMINI: May 22-June 21 Your fantasies can help you change your circumstances and create the environment you wish to spend time in. Face an obstacle head on in the first week of April to reap reward and happiness. Most importantly, stay positive

CANCER: June 22-July 22 You’re full of energy and buzzing with great ideas. Socialise when possible and network the sky’s the limit for your achievements, personally and career-wise. Pamper yourself, tackle problems and, at the end of the month, deal with authority LEO: July 23-August 23 Avoid rushing into financial deals at the beginning of April. Assess and check before making decisions. You’ll have a brainwave or several and should feel sufficiently energised and confident to act on them

VIRGO: August 24-September 22 Avoid the urge to be critical of family and close friends, you may not be informed of all circumstances and they may not appreciate your attempts to organise their lives. Never one to miss out, you’ll enjoy opportunities for new experiences and new friends which present themselves this month

LIBRA: September 23 - October 22 Slow down Libra and check out the small things that make life joyous. Your diplomatic skills will be required to successfully diffuse an awkward situation around the 5th April and for the remainder of the month you’ll feel creative and flirtatious

SCORPIO: October 23 - November 21 Scorpio begins the month with laughter, love and a developing personal relationship. Work takes a backstage during April while you concentrate on fun and happiness. In all spheres of your life, let people know what you want of them and they will respond positively

SAGITTARIUS: November 22 - December 21 Your plans and projects may be interrupted this month but stay positive and major opportunities will arise from such setbacks. Seek wisdom and advice from those you admire

CAPRICORN: December 22 - January 20 Concentration and focus are needed this month to harness and make the most of major creative energies which will allow you to attain some spectacular heights. With spring in the air, give way to romance!

AQUARIUS: January 21 - February 19 This month you need to focus on what’s really important and be prudent about your priorities and purchases. Deal with an emotional issue rather than run from it. A good time for Aquarians to make plans and to put them in motion

PISCES: February 20 - March 20 Don’t let the excitement of some great news at the beginning of April set you off stride in other areas of your life. Maintain your excellent routines to truly benefit from and appreciate your good fortune

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lFor Air Conditioning call Mark at Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar lPolar Air For Professional and reliable servicing, repairs and installation of A/C at competitive rates by a qualified technician. Call Jordan 655 211 192 or visit www.polarair.eu lCHS Cooling and Heating Solutions. All makes of air conditioning, serviced and installed. Also Solar, Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Call: 655 791 167 Email: chsspain@gmail.com

lConnect Air Conditioning. Supplying the latest in heat pump technology at the best prices. Contact Sean: 639 738 624 www.connectairconditioning.com Email: connect.aircon@hotmail.com lCool Solutions all leading brands of air conditioning supplied and fitted, servicing only €30 per unit. Heat pumps for pools and heating. Occupancy sensors supplied and fitted. Tel: 693 047 935 or 625 822 410. Email: coolsolutions.es@gmail.com.


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lLT Construction - is a building company based in the Velez Malaga area. We specialise in all aspects of design, building license application & 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 info@ltconstruction.es www.ltconstruction.es


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lJohn Housby, Building, Plastering, Tiling & Painting. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414. Email: housbyjohn@gmail.com lgeneral building maintenance, for all those little jobs you need to do! Replacing broken tiles, grouting, rendering repairs, silicone around baths, sinks, windows, painting, persiana repairs, roof leaks, awning re-covers, pool maintenance etc.. Phone/Whatsapp Ian on 644 546 176


lQuality Bespoke Wooden Furniture. Your design brought to life. Any size, colour or design for homes, gardens and businesses. www.weswoodwork.com / Telephone: 679 171 008


lWindow Tinting, A mobile service for your convenience, ITV legal and certified. Cut out annoying glare. Stop U/V. Protect children and pets. Be cool. Enjoy the sun, don’t suffer it! Call Ian 902 888 176 / 644 546 176


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Professional live in and day time carers for long and short term. Specialising in mobility and dementia care. For more details call or WhatsApp Sheila Taylor on 0034 610 613 149 sheilat5@hotmail.co.uk

Professional carer live-in and day/night care specialising in dementia, alzheimers, anxiety, cancer, palliative care, parkinsons, stroke, mobility etc... Great flexibility. For more info call: Carmen on 644 441 783 or email:carmenlopez36@hotmail.com


lCasa Klein. A better place to live. Scandinavian convelescent and retirement home. Situated on a hilltop overlooking mountains and the sea in Velez Malaga. Tel: 952 50 21 30 Mob: 679 167 168 www.casaklein.com


lRegisitered Chiropodist/Podiatrist offering a complete footcare service in the comfort of your own home. Over 25yrs exp NHS & private. Call: 636 866 715 Foot care in the comfort of your home. Services including nail cutting, corn, callus and ingrowing toe nail removal. Specialising in diabetic foot care. Full PPE worn. Clare Sasada 659825512.


lUltra Clean, Clean & Changeovers, key holding, house-keeping, laundry, window cleaning, gardening etc.. Call Pammy: 674 597 984 Torre del Mar area


lSteve’s Computer and Laptop Service. Providing a thorough health check/repair for corrupted software and removal of virus/malware infections. Sales of used/refurbished laptops at competitive prices. Call Steve in Torrox: 634347055 Email: sfmay@hotmail.com


lDavid Fenton: Computer Help Specialist. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. House calls, remote assistance or bring it to me. Help and impartial advice with all types of technology. Tel 952 549 607, Mob 654 899 976


lKestrel Counselling. Professional, confidential, qualified counselling service. Face to Face, skype or online. Experienced with all age groups including children. Calle Tejada 25, Velez Malaga. Tel: 636 588 697 www.kestrelcounselling.com Email: kestrelcounselling@gmail.com


lCurrencies Direct. For all your currency transfer requirements; excellent exchange rates, 100% no transfer fees or hidden charges – Contact the Nerja office on 952 906 581 or email nerja@currenciesdirect.com


lElectro-OS S.L. Immediately effective. 20 Year guarantee. Tel: 958 656 560 / 619 666 363 www.electro-os.com info@Electro-os.com

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lClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: info@clinicaeuropa.eu British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157 lDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at competitive prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German and Spanish Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 10-5pm www.dentadanes.com


lDrains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 / 657 862 628 lDrain & Leak Solutions Your underground plumbers! High pressure water jetting, Drain tracing CCTV, Septic tank problems & installations, baths, sinks & toilets unblocked, leak detection & repairs. Fully qualified and fully legal. No call out fee!! Tel: 951 310 111 / 651 111 005 www.drain&leak.com


lSparkinspain - Electrical installations & maintenance. Local from Nerja to Velez-Malaga & inland to Competa and Frigiliana.Tel Colin 951 242 449/Mob 666707297 sparkinspain@rocketmail.com Web: www.english-electrician-nerja.com


lDo you pay too much for your electric? Contact Daniel from AxarEnergy today on: 662 114 241. More than 1000 clients have already changed over and there is no cost to you for switching! Email: dlopez@axarenergy.com www.axarenergy.com


lBuy 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: info@buyahomespain.com Website: www.buyahomespain.com lAxarquia Properties S.L Est. 2001. Office: 952 436 781 Cta. Almeria 194, Benajarafe Email: info@axarquiaproperties.com www.axarquiaproperties.com lAndalucia Real Estate (Belgian management)- sales and renovations since 2005 – Axarquia area – Dutch/Belgian/English market. Av. De Los Cipreses 16, Frigiliana. 0034-952 53 44 81 or 0034-666 82 17 96 info@andaluciarealestate.eu www.andaluciarealestate.eu


lFleming Properties, Calle Dr. Fleming, 1, Nerja. 952 524 140 or 637 278 306/606 087 362, www.fleming-properties.com lCountry Properties 29754 Competa - Málaga Plaza Almijara, 21 & Avd. Constitución, 33 Tel.: +34 952 51 61 78 29770 Torrox - Málaga Calle Elisa Ortigosa, 7 Tel.: +34 952 53 91 25 29740 Torre del Mar Málaga Avda. Andalucia, 32B Tel.: +34 952 54 18 86 / 654 693 680 www.countryproperties.net sales@countryproperties.net

lAndalucia4you.net Advice on the entire buying-selling process including property management and reforms. Avda. Andalucia 125, Caleta de Velez. Call: 952 72 08 32 or whatsapp 634 35 70 26 Email: contact@andalucia4you.net www.andalucia4you.net lImmotions Real Estate, selling to Belgian, Dutch, English & Scandinavian clients. We offer; one go-to person, renovation guidance, after-sales service and much more! Call +34/654 899 531 or +34/656 823 048 Website: immotionsrealestate.com E-mail: info@immotionsrealestate.com lAxarquia Real Estate.com A better place to live. Professional services for buying and selling property. Cruce Puente Don Manuel 4, next to the pool shop. Tel: 663 093 782 Email: info@axarquiarealestate.com lExpat Real Estate - More Than A Real Estate Agency, we offer numerous tailor-made services, especially if you need advice in your own language. Call 0034 671 410 153 or 0034 952 117 406 Email: info@expatrealestatemalaga.com Web: www.expatrealestatemalaga.com

lBluCee Inmobiliaria / Real Estate Bespoke service by dedicated team covering Málaga, Axarquia and Costa Tropical. Sales, property management, holiday rentals. www.blucee.com info@blucee.com Tel: 0034 711 042 727


lSpanish Management Vinuela (next to the Farmacia) Sales, Rentals, Management, Holidays. Professional advice with 16 years experience in Spain. Tel 666 135 516 / 618 940 829 Email: spanishmanagement1@gmail.com Web: www.spanishmanagement.com lZalia properties, long established rental agents, Lake Viñuela area. Car hire, Pool, Villa cleans etc. El Cruce de Periana 4, Edf. Alzabel, Semisotano 2, Alcaucin www.zaliaproperties.net 952 519 718 / 663 093 782, 696 206 158


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lThe Town Frier All Your Chippy Favourites. Fish & Chips, Kebabs, Pies... All freshly cooked. We now serve rotisserie chickens every saturday & sunday,eat-in or takeaway. Calle Venta Baja 10, Puente don Manuel. Call: 696 33 93 36


lSpectrum IFA Group, specialist Financial Advice to Expatriates across Europe. Our expertise covers Retirement & Pension Planning including QROPs, Life Assurance, Efficient Investing (using Insurance wrappers), succession & Inheritance Tax Planning, Currency Exchange & much more. Contact Antony on 0034 639 418 017


lLa Esperanza Funeral Parlour. Funeral Directors with their own funeral parlours and crematorium with more than 50 years experience in the Malaga province. Telephone 952 50 15 81, 24 hours a day 365 days a year (in case of death/emergencies)


lCudeca Hospice Charity Shop – Torre del Mar C/ Infante 21 – Edf. Jamaica Bajo Tel: 663 083 273 Mon-Sat 10.00 – 13.30 / Mon- Fri 17:00 – 20.00. Nerja C/ Almirante Carranza 15 Tel: 663 083 503 Mon-Sat 10.00 – 13.30 www.cudeca.org


lRed Palm Beetles, Wasps, Ants, Woodlice, Mice, Rats and all pests. Processionary Moths. Call us for treatment and disposal of these garden problems. Tel: 634 431 099


lDe Tropen - Specialist in garden furniture, 13.000m2, all models in stock. www.detropen.es Location: Autovía del Mediterraneo A-7 (Exit 272), 29700 Velez Malaga, Entrance behind Repsol gasoline station. Tel. 642 651 074


lGarden & Pool Service, German gardener, landscaping, property maintenance, pool maintenance, boat servicing. Speaks German, English & Spanish. Good rates. All areas. Tel: 691 526 394


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lAxarquia Handyman Services, Flat-pack assembly & installation specialist, shelving, blinds, painting and decorating, general DIY. Or just an extra pair of hands. Phone or Whatsapp Bill: 617 61 29 16 or Email: bsacbill@gmail.com (Based near Lake Vinuela)


lWeight Control - Herbalife Independent Distributor, Bea Savory, 665 118 607 beasav24@gmail.com (business opportunity also available)


lKate Blatherwick Therapy, Professional Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counselling and Life Coach. Call Kate for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation 711 00 31 71 www.kateblatherwick.com email: katejblatherwick@gmail.com


lRincón Natural Nerja: natural remedies, organic food, superfoods, natural skincare products, spelt husk pillows, essential oils, incense & feng shui crystals. Alternative therapies: personalised weight control coaching, naturopath consultance etc. C/ Carretera 1, in front of Supersol, Nerja. Tel. 952 523 503 ONLINE-SHOP for Europe www.rinconnatural.com lHigh Grade Medical Cannabis Oils for sale - helps people with Cancer, Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma. Prices from €30/60ml 6%CBD. Magy's Garden Grow Av.Andalucia 106, Caleta de Velez Tel: 952 511 857 magysgardengrow@hotmail.com


lRedwell® – 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, sscharler@gmx.de, www.redwell.com


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lGPS Insurance Services - For all your Insurance needs (Personal & Business) Check out our easy to navigate website to request quotes www.gpsinsuranceservices.com email: admin@gpsinsuranceservices.com Tel/Whatsapp: 711 021 479

lLinea Directa, Car insurance starts from 194€. Best prices and best cover. Car, motorcycle, home and vehicle fleet insurance. Call: 952 147 834 www.lineadirecta.com lLiberty Seguros The Expats No. 1 choice for insurances. Avda. Andalucia, 61 Blq 1, Local E, Torre del Mar. Call: 913 017 883 / 617 967 668 Email: patricia.camps@exclusivos.libertyseguros.es FB: liberty.seguros.expats


lHome From Home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels, just lots of exercise, fun & cuddles. Also pet paw casting & bespoke animal sculptures in cement & needle felting. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: riogordo@mail.com www.homefromhome.weebly.com


lTrilingo Idiomas is a British run language academy based in Velez-Malaga offering English and Spanish to Expats, from beginners to advanced – call Mark or Donna on: 951 768 175 / 679 792 329 lLanguage Classes Online, Language assistance services / translations / private tuition / exam preparation. www.languagesclassonline FB: @languageclassesonline Tel: 648 69 77 96 Email: team@languagesclassonline


lCS Abogados, Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, 952 697 004 Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (in front of Mercadona). Torre del Mar, 951 832 130 Calle Rioja, 69, Edificio Salares, local A. (Near the Bus Station). Free initial consultation, Email: info@cslawyers.es / www.cslawyers.es


lAxarquia Solicitors 15 years helping expats and non-residents –Offices in Nerja & Velez-Málaga. Call: 952 901 225 for a free no obligation appointment. mail@axarquiasolicitors.com

l De Cotta Law Spanish Abogados & English Lawyers. Consultations and advice on all legal matters. Conveyancing specialists. www.decottalaw.com. Call us on 952 527 014 or email info@decottalaw.net


lMetalwork made to measure - Gates, Doors, Rejas. M.O.T. welding and on-site repairs. All areas. Also building work. All work guaranteed. We support the Axarquia Animal Rescue Charity. Andy: 676 719 066 Email: sainbena@hotmail.com


lBlue 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 www.bluebadgemobility.com


lMosquito Screens made to measure & repairs. Plus nets for your pets too with reinforced dog flap. Call: 674 617 379. No call out fee!


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


lHeiko by Heiko, Avda Andalucia 119, Torre del Mar 952 967 923


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lParagliding gift vouchers. Give a dream to your loved ones or fulfil your dream. Fly with an instructor with 30 years exp. without risk, over some incredible landscapes in the mountains and the sea, landing gently in front of a beach bar. www.parapentegranada.info


lAndy Mann UK Corgi-registered Domestic Water and Gas services. All areas covered. Combi boiler technician. Emergency Breakdowns Tel: 633 875 588 Email: andymann_genesis@yahoo.co.uk


lPlumbing by Chris, repairs, replacement and reforms. Est. since 1982. Call Chris: 674 617 379. No call out fee!


lInk Cartridges for all makes of Printers. Original or Compatible. Tuesdays: Jardines del Trapiche Market. or call for free delivery 627 242 977 email: sales@printerink.es


lBuy A Home Spain C/ Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: info@buyahomespain.com Website: www.buyahomespain.com


lTony Roam Removals 15 years To & Fro Spain to UK. ES: 636 393 542 / UK: 07973 362 003 Email: tonyroam@btconnect.com www.euroam.co.uk lAlcala Transport, Fully Legal, Spanish registered Transport/Removals Company. Operating locally for over 10 years. We run two vans twice per month to and from the UK/Europe. Call Colin for a no obligation quote on 0034 608 085 700 or 0044 7936886822


lTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar) Avenida Andalucia, Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 lTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 / 667 934 731 lIndian Palace Barriada Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel Tel: 952 510 963 Mob: 616 942 212 Email: indianpalacealcaucin@gmail.com www.indianpalacealcaucin.blogspot.com lBuon Gusto Ristorante - Pizzeria, Paseo Maritimo, Torre del Mar Tel: 951 70 28 33 Comercial Centro Rincon De La Victoria Tel: 952 97 86 04


lTotal Satellite Installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. Email:philbraid@hotmail.com


lDel Prado & Partners, specialists in many areas of Spanish Law. Call: 952 52 72 74 / 952 52 17 47 www.delpradoandpartners-es.com lBest Law Office in Law Axarquia Area. Professional legal and tax services at affordable rates. Free quotations and consultations. Offices in Nerja and Velez-Malaga. Tel: 952 901 225 Email:mail@axarquiasolicitors.com


lParking El Llano Caravans/Boats storage & General storage 24hr security, from under 1€ a day. Long term discounts available. Almayate Costa N340. Tel: 680 180 468 lPersonal Storage, fully insured with CCTV security. Secure storage / easy recovery / discount for bulk quantities. Prices from 14€ per m3, 5€ per suitcase (per month). Call: 682 525 106. Poligono Castillo Alto 66, Nerja. 150 metres behind Lidl on right.


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lPool & Garden Service, German gardener, landscaping, property maintenance, pool maintenance, boat servicing. Speaks German, English & Spanish. Good rates. All areas. Tel: 691 526 394

lCosta Swimming Pools, Specialists in steps and ledge construction, acid cleaning and re-grouting. Compete pool reforms. All areas covered. Call: 711 022 774 for a free quote


l24 Hour Taxi - English speaking. Call Javi on 653 917 004


lPet Vet Clinic La Herradura, Vaccinations, X-Ray, Dentistry, Operations, Pet Shop & More... C/Alhambra Nº3, La Herradura. Tel: 609 977 564 We speak: English, German, Swedish, Finnish & Spanish


Best prices paid for jewellery, watches and artwork. 30 years in the business. Call or whatsapp Martin: 603 355 959 Email: tintoamour@gmail.com


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ONE PAYMENT 60€ + IVA FOR THE WHOLE YEAR! Call: 664 210 468


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Dear clients, colleagues and friends, we hope you are all well and safe and wish you A HAPPY EASTER!

in all the uncertainty during the COViD-19 pandemic ANADALUCiA4YOU´s doors remain OPEN for you and WE CONTiNUE OFFERiNG YOU: professional advice, a reliable service or just a helping hand: ✔All-round service under one umbrella ✔Your door to the Dutch, Belgian and overseas market ✔Free listing and pre-valuation ✔Local experts and personal guidance ✔10 years of experience in the Real Estate ✔Centrally located Office in Caleta de Vélez, Axarquía

FP1060 TORROX A very special three/four-bedroom villa with pool, marvellous BBQ kitchen facilities and easy access, 15 minutes’ drive to the coast




A gem of a one-bedroom apartment in this beautifully kept urbanisation with private garden and south facing dining terrace enjoying views to the sea


A small one-bedroom village house in this popular village in need of slight reform to maximize its potential

28,000€ 169,000€ Calle Dr Fleming, 1 Nerja. 29780 Tel: 952 52 41 40 Mob: 637 278 306 / 606 087 362

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