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The Sentinella No 60

Axarquia Edition!

All you need for ‘info on the go’

August 09


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Every morning I’m one of those unfortunate folk who experience a good hour or so of frantic eye-rubbing, sneezing fits and a nose which runs faster than most olympic sprinters. Certainly an allergy of some kind, but to what? Spain? El Morche? Beaches? Mornings perhaps?! Although more than likely I’m allergic to the usual dust and pollen, especially as it decides to accelerate in potency between April and September. That’s a whole six months of the year, for heaven’s sake… Fed up of feeling run down and with the advice of my Life Coach, Glen, I made an appointment to see Madison, who practises Energy Kinesiology in Nerja. EK, as I understand it, involves the body’s energies and via simple muscle tests determines what exterior energies are working against us. Madison kindly explained it all a lot better than my feeble attempt, and showed me charts and diagrams so the information sunk in with ease. She asked what foods I eat regularly and made a list of them. Then it was testing time! We both stood and I had to hold my left arm out and away from my body. Madison circled my wrist with one hand and held a solution of kiwis (which previously I ate every morning) in front of my chest. She told me to try and resist while she pushed my arm downwards. I was determined not to move my arm, but it went flying down, seemingly all of its own accord. It felt like I had no control over it whatsoever. We tested at least 30 different foods and the result was a list of ten which my body’s energies don’t agree with. They included bread, sugar, chocolate (damn!), cereal, dairy products, smoked salmon, chickpeas and strangely enough, cucumber! When Madison tested me on foods like walnuts, pumpkin seeds, camomile tea and various vegetables, my arm was so

a taste of what’s inside this Month strange News.................Page 4 Missing Person..............Page 7 Useless Facts...............Page 20 Network Update...........Page 23 Dates For the Diary.....Page 36 amazing animals.........Page 40 star signs.....................Page 95 Puzzle Page................Page 100 Front cover by Katie of The Lemon Tree

CONtaCt Us: Editor - keidi keating - 610 976 284 Email: sales - kami - 664 210 468 Email: Deposito Legal Ma-1435-2005 No part of this publication, including pictures may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent. The Sentinella accepts no responsibility for alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors. So there! The Sentinella is eternally dedicated to Colin Checkley, the founder and editor of The Sentinel Magazine. May he rest in peace. (Born; 1960 Died; 2004)

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts rigid and strong, it refused to budge an inch. I was fascinated by the whole process. Madison recommended not eating the opposing foods for six weeks. You might be wondering how all this ties in with my allergy…well, apparently an allergy is a sign that something isn’t right with the body's immune system. If my immune system was in tip top condition I wouldn’t have an allergic reaction every morning. My body would successfully fight it. Fine tuning my diet to suit my own body chemistry is as good a place as any to build the immune system, so in cutting out certain foods from my diet I am taking steps towards an allergy free life, without the need to take chemical ridden drugs. After the food tests Madison asked me to walk towards the door, turn around and then head back towards her. She tested my arm in a similar way. It went flying down. She asked me to walk backwards a few steps, tested my arm again and it was as solid as concrete! This concluded that my energy wasn’t moving in collaboration with my body. It was going backwards. No wonder I had felt so tired and run down lately! Madison set me some exercises to do daily, including the ‘monkey thump’, the ‘gorilla’ and the ‘hook up’. I look rather foolish in the process, but then I’d rather that than have the label of backwards energy! I’ll return to see Madison in six weeks time and I recommend that anyone interested in the bodies energies do too. It’s amazing what you’ll learn and a whole load of fun too! Madison is based at Simply Beauty in Nerja, or call her on 664 173 942.

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strange News Are You Ugly Enough?

Wookey Hole Caves, near Wells, is using the Job Centre to recruit someone to teach visitors about witchcraft and magic after its previous employee retired. The successful applicant 'must be able to cackle', 'must not be allergic to cats' and will enjoy a pro rata salary of £50,000 working during school holidays and at weekends. The role is open to men, women and even trans-gender witches to comply with sexual discrimination laws. "We are witchless at the moment so we need to get the role filled as soon as possible. We are looking for someone who is friendly, a little mischievous and with lots of character," said a spokesperson from Wookey Hole Caves. 'Mountain lays eggs' Tourism chiefs in China are trying to attract visitors by claiming that a mountain lays eggs. Officials at Gulu village, Guizhou province, claim a cliff of Gandeng Mountain has laid more than 100 eggs. They say the eggs, as big as car tyres, appear in 'sockets' in the cliff every two years. Yang Shengjia, director of the local tourism bureau, said: "Another mountain egg is expected to be laid soon. "If people, like visitors, can have long enough patience, they may view the astonishing scene of the mountain laying an egg." Barking Mad? A Ghanaian woman has married her dog because it has qualities she had seen only in her late father. Emily Mabou, 29, of Aburi, married the 18-month-old dog in a ceremony attended by a traditional priest and local villagers. Ms Mabou said: “I've been in relationships with so many men here and they are all the same - skirt-chasers and cheaters. My dog is kind, and loyal to me and he treats me with so much respect."

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Man Jokes (Q) How do you turn a fox into an elephant? (a) Marry it!

(a) It's one of those 'evolutionary things' that allows them to stand closer to the kitchen sink.

(Q) What is the difference between a battery and a woman? (a) A battery has a positive side.

(Q) How do you know when a woman is about to say something smart? (a) When she starts a sentence with 'A man once told me...'

(Q) What are the three fastest means of communication? 1) Television 2) Telephone 3) Telawoman (Q) How are fat girls and mopeds alike? (a) They're both fun to ride until your friends find out. (Q) What should you give a woman who has everything? (a) A man to show her how to work it. (Q) How do you make 5 pounds of fat look good? (a) Put a nipple on it.

(Q) How do you fix a woman's watch? (a) You don't. There is a clock on the oven. (Q) If your dog is barking at the back door and your wife is yelling at the front door, who do you let in first? (a) The dog, of course, he'll shut up once you let him in. Women will never be equal to men.. Until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

(Q) Why do women rub their eyes when they wake up? (a) Because they don't have balls to scratch. (Q) Why do women fake orgasms ? (a) Because they think men care. (Q) What do you say to a woman with 2 black eyes? (a) Nothing, she's been told twice already. (Q) If your wife keeps coming out of the kitchen to nag at you, what have you done wrong? (a) Made her chain too long

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attENtiON Missing Person Missing girl - please keep your eyes peeled. It’s been more than eighteen months now since Amy Fitzpatrick said goodbye to her friend Ashley Rose, with whom she had been babysitting Ashley’s younger brother at a house in Mijas Costa. She has not been seen or heard from since. It was New Year’s Day, 2008. The time was 10pm and she was due home at 10.10pm. During the ten minute walk from one house to the other, it is feared that Amy was kidnapped. Amy was 15 at the time of her disappearance (now 17). She has black hair, (it could be dyed blonde again), blue eyes and a pale complexion. She is 1.65m tall and at the time of her disappearance was wearing dark coloured

crushed velvet tracksuit bottoms and a black T-shirt with the word “DIESEL” in various different colours. Amy is Irish, but speaks with an English accent. She had no money, phone or passport when she went missing. Her computer and phone have been checked thoroughly and nothing was found to suggest she has left voluntarily with someone. Have you seen Amy since her disappearance or on the night she went missing? Please, if anyone has any information at all, turn her family’s life around and make contact in one of the following ways: Amy’s Mum: 0034 617 561 319 Email: SPANISH POLICE: 0034 952 479 030 To speak to the police in English: 0034 636 079 619 Amy’s official website:

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aisha Ever thought about adding a Moroccan feel to your summer living area? It’s easy to transform a terrace or lounge simply by adding a few decorative items, such as coloured lights, or lanterns illuminated by candlelight. Liven up your summer area by introducing colourful fabrics and cushion covers. Or, why not impress your guests by cooking them a Moroccan style cuisine in a Tagine? You’ll find everything you need to jazz up your home and garden at Aisha decor. Aisha furniture and decoration, formally in El Trapiche, is now located in VelezMalaga, between the Ulysses roundabout and BMW, on Avda Villa de Madrid. Tracey & Britta opened their new premises in June. They now have much more space to exhibit their summery mosaic tables and garden chairs. Pop by and check out their new collection of Berber wood carved furniture, silk 8

blankets, and kitchenware from Fez. Directions: From the Autovía Mediterráneo exit at salida 272 (centro comercial Ingenio) direction Viñuela. Go straight across the first roundabout, then take the next exit into Vélez Málaga (Camino de Málaga). Drive straight across the first and second roundabouts, then at the third roundabout (Ulysses statue) turn right, into Avda Villa de Madrid. You will find us 700m along on the left hand side, just past the Unicaja bank. Opening hours August: Mon – Sat: 10.00 – 14.00 Rest of the year: Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 14.00 & 17.00 – 20.00 Sat: 10.00 – 14.00 See main advert above


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National Lottery (BBC1) Eamonn holmes: There are three states of matter: solid, liquid and . . ? Contestant: Jelly.

The Weakest Link (BBC2) anne robinson: In traffic, what 'j' is where two roads meet? Contestant: Jool carriageway?

Fort Boyard (Challenge TV) Jodie Marsh: Arrange these two groups of letters to form a word - CHED and PIT. team: Chedpit.

Quizmania (ITV) greg scott: We're looking for an occupation beginning with T. Contestant: Doctor. scott: No, it's 'T'. 'T' for Tommy. 'T' for Tango. Contestant: Oh, (pause) Doctor.

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Love & Marriage By all Means... MARRY! I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste. David Bissonette When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. Sacha Guitry After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together. Hemant Joshi By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. Socrates Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them. Dumas The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, 'What does a woman want? Sigmund Freud I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me. Anonymous 'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.' Henny Youngman 'I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.' Sam Kinison 'There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.' James Holt McGavran 10

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Useless Facts wMen can read smaller print than women, women can hear better

Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck

w28 per cent of Africa is wilderness

wOne sign of rain that farmers once

wOne third of all icecream sold is vanilla flavoured

searched for was for their pigs to pick up sticks and walk around with them in their mouths

wOne third of potatoes sold take the

wOne superstition says that if a girl

form of chips

wThe youngest pope was 11 years old wProportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses

wYour nose and ears never stop growing

wA bee could travel 4 million miles (6.5

leaves her house early on Valentine's Day and the first person she meets is a man, then she will be married within three months

wAntarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes

wA pig is the only animal besides a human that can get sunburn

million km) at 7 mph (11km/h) on the energy it would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar

wAn eagle can kill a young deer and fly

wA dragonfly flaps its wings 20 to 40

can climb trees

away with it

wIn the Caribbean there are oysters that

times a second, bees and houseflies 200 times, some mosquitoes 600 times, and a tiny gnat 1,000 times

wIn 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste

wA housefly can transport germs as far as 15 miles away from the original source of contamination

wThe typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long.

wAn artificial spider and web are often

wIndia used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th century.

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Decotta Law House Selling By Myles G. Jackson an English Lawyer with De Cotta McKenna y Santafé If you are thinking of selling, it is always sensible to put your house in order. Naturally, your house needs to be presentable but, in a deflated market, it is just as sensible to tidy and collate the paperwork so that it is ready for presentation upon request. This saves time, fosters confidence and assuages any hesitant doubt. Below, I detail what documents ought to constitute your ‘Seller’s Pack’. You will be already familiar with the escritura pública (title deed). Amongst other things, the escritura confirms the titleholder, whether the land is urbana or rustica, a description of the property, its size and general whereabouts. If you do not have your escritura, the notary will provide an authorised copy for a negligible fee. Title deeds are not the only escritura you might have. For example, if you have renovated the house by adding an extension, you might have sworn a deed of New Works (escritura de obra nueva) so that the Property Registry may amend its records. If you have but haven’t, it is wise to so do to eliminate any paperwork deficiencies as would require rectifying subsequently. This will help temper Mr. Prospective-Purchaser's concerns and avoid unnecessary delays. However, if you would rather await a firm offer, the very least you should do is collate the building applications, the licences themselves and the architect’s signing-off report. Further, you should obtain a nota simple from the Property Registry. A nota sim22

ple confirms debts as are currently registered against the property – always an issue for a prudent purchaser. Admittedly, Mr. Prospective-Purchaser's lawyer will obtain a nota simple as a matter of course, but it can only enhance your chances of a sale if you already have one to hand. You should also ensure that you have paid your local rates (IBI) and obtain the receipts. Indeed, it is good practice to have the previous five years' receipts. The IBI receipt will also confirm your property’s Land Registry (catastro) reference number. This is extremely helpful as it enables Mr. Prospective-Purchaser to obtain a Land Registry' plan of the property’s precise location, dimensions and square meterage. For a property lawyer, happiness is having the Property and Land Registry’s records matching in every material regard. If the Registries’ records do not match, as is often the case, your lawyer will advise what needs to be done to rectify the discrepancies. Likewise, it is advisable to collate your utility bills and receipts in order to demonstrate the property’s running costs. Finally, upon completion, make sure you obtain your agent's and lawyer's factura (a stamped, signed and dated receipt) as their fees are deductible from your capital gains tax base – which currently is levied at 18%. If you wish more information on this particular topic or would like to discuss any matter raised therein, contact Myles Jackson or Reyes Gomez Llorente, De Cotta McKenna y Santafe, on 952 527 014. Offices in Mijas Costa, Coín, Nerja, Granada and Tenerife. See main advert on page 12

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readers writes It seems that with the crisis and the holiday season, those dreaded pickpockets are back in action. Here are targets in the Torre del Mar and Nerja areas, who would like to warn others. Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to bring your readers attention to the threat of being robbed. I was in the large discount store opposite Banco March in Torre del Mar & whilst holding up an item of clothing to the mirror, I saw the reflection of a hand going into my shoulder bag & felt a very slight nudge. I whipped around, fortunately in time to prevent my purse being removed. Obviously there are many pickpockets around the area but to offer a description of this one may prevent a further incident. The woman was of short stature, aged about 25-30, quite pretty, slim and with dark curly hair, a little longer than shoulder length. She did NOT look like a thief and was fairly presentably dressed in three quarter length trousers and a white top. My husband said he had seen


her "hanging around" us for a while. She had obviously spotted my open bag & the purse within & was waiting for the right opportunity. I am about to purchase a new handbag with a zip that I can close! Regards Carol Perrett Hi, I would like to know if you are aware of the dangers of taking a purse into the Balcon area of Nerja? Last week I visited the Balcon with my wife and two children and within the space of one hour my wife’s purse was stolen. After reporting this to the local Guardia we learnt that two other Brits had encountered the same problem, plus my daughter’s friend. I wondered if anyone else has had similar problems because they don’t seem to be doing much about it. There are no signs in the area about pickpockets to warn people that their holiday could be ruined. I think the police should be doing more. I would like to make this problem widely known because I am sure the police want it kept quiet. Thanks, Dean

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sunday Brunch Imagine this scenario. You’ve had a late Saturday night and you get up Sunday morning too late for breakfast, but you don’t fancy a heavy roast dinner. If you can relate to this, then get down to “The Bistro” at La Vaqueria, in Benamargosa. They offer an all you can eat Sunday Bistro Brunch. It is served from noon until 4pm and set in the garden of La Vaqueria. When you are seated, you are offered a Bloody Mary or Mimosa (Bucks Fizz), or you can have a glass of beer or wine. I personally recommend the Bloody Mary, made to perfection and served with a celery stick stirrer. A surefire cure for a hangover! Then at your leisure, you go inside to the buffet, where there is a wonderful selection of freshly made buns, quiches, salads, omelettes made to order, pancakes and English sausages to name a few. And if you are like me you’ll keep going up again and again! I was really impressed by the whole relaxed ambiance, plus the quality and freshness of the food. There was a lovely garden party atmosphere, along with horses, chickens and even a sand pit for the kids. As usual I overindulged, but I had good reason, because the food was delicious and the chef really encourages you to eat! So I had a great fill. But that wasn’t all, because dessert was on offer. There was a choice of berry fool or chocolate

cake, both homemade. The wife had chocolate (no surprises there) and I just about managed to put away a fool, which was absolutely delicious! So what would you expect to pay for all this? 12€ – 15€ maybe? No! You get all this for a mere 8.95€ including drink and dessert. A result I would say! See main advert on pages 69

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DREAM OF EDEN GARDENING SERVICES General Maintenance “Water Systems” Fencing Hard and Soft Landscaping

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Perfect alarm! Helpful Tips To Prevent Burglaries *Teach everyone in your household all emergency numbers, and place a list of them by all of your telephones. *Lock your garage door at all times. If leaving town disconnect manual release rope or disconnect the electricity from it. *Whenever you go out, lock the door and take the key with you, even if you are stepping out for a short time.

microwaves, video cameras, etc. with your driver’s license number. *If going out for a long or short time leave a radio on. *Make your home look occupied whenever you are away, and make it difficult to break into. Install a “Perfect Alarm System”. See advert opposite. *Arrange to have your lawn mowed and weeds trimmed if you are going away for an extended time.

*Change your daily routine. Go shopping on different days of the week and at varying times of the day.

*Arrange to have the Post Office keep your mail if you are on holiday.

*Do not put valuables or cash where they can be easily seen through your windows, especially items that can be easily carried away.

*Pushbutton locks on doorknobs are easy for burglars to open. Install deadbolt locks on all your outside doors.

*Keep any tools that could be used to break into your home safely locked away in a garage or shed.

*Sliding glass doors are vulnerable. Special locks are available for better security.

* If someone comes to your door asking to use your telephone make the call for them. NEVER LET THEM INTO YOUR HOME!

*Windows and sliding glass doors can be pinned for security, drill a 3/16” hole on a slight downward slant through the inside window frame and halfway into the outside frame – place a nail in the hole to secure the window.

* When you are not home, use a timer to turn interior lights on and off at intervals to appear as though you are home.

*A “Perfect Alarm System” is excellent for home security. It provides peace of mind to homeowners, especially when you’re gone for an extended time.

*Before going on holiday have a trusted friend, relative or neighbour to keep newspapers and door hangers from building up. *Invest in solid doors and good quality locks for your doors and windows. This includes all sliding doors. Make it not only difficult, but also time consuming for a burglar to enter. *Plant thorny bushes and plants under all windows. *Trim back any trees or shrubs near doors and windows to eliminate hiding places for would be burglars.

*IF YOU HAVE A HOME ALARM SYSTEM, USE IT! ... Activate your alarm system – alarm systems are only useful when you remember to activate them. Company Profile ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L.: Caleta de Velez ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L. Security Systems – Video Systems Alarm Systems – Home Automation Avd. Andalucia, 110 – 29751 Caleta de Vélez (Málaga) Phone: 0034 951 247 202 email: See main advert opposite

*Engrave all valuables such as stereos, 26

ali & his staff promise to continue serving their cuisine to it’s usual high standard ensuring the taj Mahal is the Best Curry house in andalucia Menu del Dia special menu Mon-Fri 12pm - 4pm Everyday & Night (except Monday lunch) 3 courses €5.95 with Pappadam & Pickles vegetable curry Selection of starters: vegetable samosa or pakora or onion €6.95 with bhaji or prawn puri or chicken tikka meat/prawn curry Main course: chicken, lamb, prawn or vegatable: Korma, FrEE Pappadam with Madras, Vindaloo, Balti, Jalfrezy, Rogan Josh, Tikka Masala, Mango Chutney & Pickle or Karahi tray with all meals Accompaniments: Plain or Pilau rice takeaways available Plain, Garlic, Cheese or Onion Nan Bread or Chapati

Free Pappadam & pickle with takeaways

All this for only 9.50€

Opening hours 12pm - 4pm and 6pm - 12am every day (closed Monday lunch) Puente don Manuel (Chiringuito antonio) tel: 952 510 886 Mob: 667 934 731

EXPATRIATE ADVISORY SERVICES ESPANA S.L. (Your peace of mind in Spain) Tax consultants / Wills Fiscal Representation Conveyancing Residence / Business Permits Insurance Car Importation / Transfers Social Security

Translations / Interpreter Services Secretarial Services Formation of Companies Fax / Photocopying Driving Licence / Passport Renewals Legalisation of Buildings

C/ Playa Marina, 2C Edif Nautico 88 (next to Supersol) Torre del Mar, 29740, Malaga. Call: 95 254 06 11 Fax: 95 254 06 10 E-mail: /

- Very competitive rates - single items to a whole truck load for meats, cheeses etc. We are currently looking for agents in Andalucia to help sell this service.

asDa george

at Chiringuito antonio Puente don Manuel 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

sOMEthiNg FOr EVErYONE iF YOU haVEN´t PaiD Us a Visit YEt COME aLONg aND sEE Us, YOU wON´t BE DisaPPOiNtED! Follow the A356 up towards Casabermeja, take the Alhama turning just after the dual carriageway with Lake Vinuela on the left hand side, follow that road for approximately 2 kms following signs for Puente Don Manuel. Turn right at the Venta Baja crossroads, just past the Carniceria and follow down for 200 metres, Chiringuito Antonio is on your right hand side Do you have you a hobby, or are you keen gardener with excess fruit and vegetables. Do you knit, sew or make your own jewellery or clothes and want to earn that extra bit of income For more information contact Dale on 952 554 249 or 600 783 870




Jo, Paul & family would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their custom & support in their 1st year and look forward to serving you all in the future

Monday nights - 8.00pm - Bingo Tuesday nights - 8.30pm - Quiz Friday nights - 8.30pm - skittles

Food served daily Mon - Fri 10am - 10pm Sat 12pm - 9pm Sun 1pm - 5pm Menu del Dia Mon - Thurs 12pm - 3pm Sun 1pm - 5pm 3 courses only 6.50â‚Ź NEW - LARGE SMOOTHIES & COCKTAILS

Happy Hour Mon - Fri 6pm - 7pm L a r g e s h a d e d s u n te r r a c e SKY SETANTA SPORTS THIS MONTH Football season is back!! The Community Shield & Premiership games Sat 8th & 22nd August - Disco Karaoke with Andy 8.30pm - 12am Sat 5th September - Live music with Eric John 9pm

For information or bookings call: 685 552 529 C/Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel


Artificial Grass and Playground Equipment

Call: 619 317 211 Come and find us at the Trapiche Market on Tuesdays

Specials in Paella, Prawn pil pil & Sardines Open 11am - 11pm (Closed Tues & Sun evenings)

Edf. Asuncion, 7 Algarrobo Costa Tel: 952 55 10 51

Sentinella Business Services BUSINESS PACKS

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1) 500 Business Cards (Full Colour, Single Side) + 1000 A5 Flyers (Full Colour, Glossy, Single Side, + 3 months advertising in The Sentinella Axarquia Magazine: With 1/4 Page Colour Advert 350€ With 1/2 Page Colour Advert 450€ With Full Page Colour Advert 650€ 2) 5-8 page website, domain name, hosting, 500 business cards, 1000 flyers and 3 months advertising in The Sentinella Axarquia edition (half page colour) 995€ Usual price - 1,160€

WEBSITES 5-8 page website plus hosting and domain name - 650€ For more or less pages contact us for a quote

Our Web Services Include... Web Site Design, SEO, Article Writing, Press Releases, Newsletters & Pay Per Click Ad Campaigns. We also offer one-on-one tuition on various internet marketing techniques.

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Free Design, Free Delivery, Free Translations, Free Photography Other printing also available such as Brochures, Posters, Tri-folds etc.. please call for details


garden bar

Cliff & Sue offer you a warm welcome and invite you to come along for a drink, some food and relax in the new air conditioned bar, formerly Ziggys


Sandwiches, Toasties, Various Ploughmans, Jackets (large variety of fillings), Burgers and Sue’s Special Salad Happy 90 minutes!! (Drinks reduced by a third) Mon - Fri 5.30pm - 7pm Sat 2pm - 3.30pm & Sun 5pm - 6.30pm

Lake Vinuela Tortugas Hotel Vinuela We are here To Periana & Alhama

Open Monday - Saturday 11am - Late Sundays 12pm - Late “We guarantee we will not close before midnight on any day” Call for more information

665 070 281 / 618 496 269

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i Love My Job

Rob is a commercial diver in Western Australia. He does underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs. Below is an e-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it to a radio station in Perth, which was sponsoring a worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won!

"Another note from your bottom-dwelling brother. Last week I had a bad day at the office. I know you've been feeling down lately at work, so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make you realise it's not so bad after all. Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must bore you with a few technicalities of my job. As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea. I wear a suit to the office. It's a wetsuit. This time of year the water is quite cool, so what we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel powered industrial 'water heater'. This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks water out of the sea and heats it to a delightful temperature. It then pumps it down to the diver through a hose, taped to the side of the suit. I've used it several times with no problems. What I do, when I get to the bottom of the sea and start working, is take the hose and stuff it down the back of my wetsuit. This floods my whole suit with warm water. It's like working in a Jacuzzi. Everything was going well until, all of a sudden, my bum started to itch. So, of course I scratched it. This only made things worse. Within a few seconds my arse started to burn. I pulled the hose out from my back, but the damage was already done. In agony, I realised what had happened. The machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my suit. Now, since I don't have any hair on my back, the jellyfish couldn't stick to it. However, the

crack of my bum was not as fortunate. When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the jellyfish into the crack of my bum. I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the phone-link. His instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with five other divers, were all in fits of hysterical laughter. I was then instructed to make three agonising decompression stops, totalling thirty-five minutes, before I could reach the surface. When I arrived at the surface, I was wearing nothing but my brass helmet. As I climbed out, the Medic, with tears of laughter running down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it on my bum as soon as I got into the dry chamber. Yes the cream put the fire out, but I couldn't poo for two days because my bum was swollen shut. So, next time you're having a bad day at work, think about how much worse it would be if you had a jellyfish up your bum. Now repeat to yourself "I love my job, I love my job, I love my job".

random Joke An Irishman, Englishman and Scotsman go into a pub and each order a pint of Guinness. Just as the bartender hands them over, three flies buzz down and one lands in each of the pints. The Englishman looks disgusted, pushes his pint away and demands another pint. The Scotsman picks outthe fly, shrugs, and takes a long swallow. The Irishman reaches in to the glass, pinches the fly between his fingers and shakes him while yelling, Spit it out, ya bastard! Spit it out!"

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Dates for the Diary Every Monday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Bingo 8pm. Call 685 552 529 Country Farmers market Every Tuesday between 10am and 2pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Dale 600 783 870 Every Tuesday Quiz night Bar Triana, Triana. Call: 618 373 316 Archery, Skittles and Petanque. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Vinuela area Call: 618 496 269 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call: 685 552 529. Every Wednesday Evening Modern Jive Dancing. Held at Restaurant Horto Malaga, on the main N340 road, Torrox Costa. Starts 8.30pm. Modern Jive dancing with tuition. Open to single men, women or couples. Tel: Jacqueline 658 729 274 Every Thursday Quiz Night Tiffanys, Puente don Manuel. Call: 952 519 733 Every Thursday Evening Dovestones Trio. Vocal Jazz and Pop, 11.00pm in “SABOA�, Torre del Mar (opposite the tram station), Call 627 398 511 for details. Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Quiz night from 8.30pm with cash prizes. APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every month. Call 952 544 362 Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, Call: Dale 600 783 870 Every 2nd Sunday Evening Morenos Bar, Jammin night from 7pm, Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel. Car boot sale 1st Sunday of every month. Restaurant el Pantano. Call: Spanish 619 471 301 or English 669 600 419 36

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Dates for the Diary Saturday 22nd Great Brazilian Show at Sirocco, Venta Baja, Puente don Manuel See advert on page 17 El Ancla dates for diary, Penoncillo, Torrox Costa Tuesdays: Aerobics from 10.00, Pilates from 11.00. Wednesdays: Craft Market From 10.00, Weight Watchers at 6.30, Thurdays: Aerobics from 10.00, Pilates from 11.00, Fridays: Live music, Saturdays: Live music Sundays: Beach party & barbeque live music and all new fun format Sunset Jam. Live music all the time. Check MUSE @ El Ancla On The Beach All gigs at 9pm unless stated. Friday 7th August Hombres De Mercurio: Awesome Spanish Rock Sunday 9th Andy Time at 13.30. Sunset Jam at 18.00 Friday 14th Silver Fox Saturday 15th Solemn Goat: Young Local Talent Sunday 16th Andy’s Lunchtime Session 13.30. Sunset Jam at 18.00 Friday 21st Hombres De Mercurio Sunday 23rd Andy Time at 13.30. Sunset Jam at 18.00 Friday 28th Honey: Spanish Rock Saturday 29th NOT TO FALL; 3 year’s later; the return gig!!! Sunday 30th Andy’s Lunchtime Session 13.30. SUPER Jam 2009 at the beach!!!

Del Boy’s Dodgers Continuing our feature on certain businesses that The Sentinella no longer have any association with. We can once again gladly report that we do not have anything to print in this section. Hopefully we can omit this section shortly!


Unblocked, Serviced Repaired or Installations, all work undertaken, Former UK British Gas Trained & Dyno Rod Engineers all fully qualified English & Spanish speaking


666 123 055 952 514 333

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts Cancer Care Hospice needs quality furniture in good saleable condition (sofas, beds, dining tables/chairs, bookshelves, dressers, armchairs etc etc) anything you don't need, or surplus to requirements, PLEASE don't dump, just ring Tony on... 661 826 654 or 638 108 564. Anything you give, helps us to raise much needed funds for our Cancer Hospice in Benalmadena.

Funny Pics It was time we had some ahhhh!! animal funny pics again.


Need’s looKiNg after while you’re away ? MAInTEnAnCE of PooL, gARdEn & houSE. Call guido: 648 061 694 Patricia: 693 234 755 Area - Arenas and surroundings. (English-deutsch-nederlands-francais)

aariviss technologies


Van & trailers. Light haulage, removals up to 25m3, car & boat transport. Vinuela based, 25 years experience. Local or anywhere in Europe. Regular Spain-UK-Spain trips. Phone 636 844 209 E-mail:

dave ThE digger

aariviss technologies are based in the Velez Malaga / Torre Del Mar area of La Axarquia, in Andalucia. We specialise in the following areas: wWeb Design (worldwide) wPC Help, Advice and Tuition wInformation Security

*Mini diggers/Bob Cats/JCB *Self-drive or with qualified English/Spanish drivers fREE delivery & collection Vinuela area Phone for best prices

Call us on 0034 (for Spain) 686 412 877. Alternatively, e-mail us on, or go to our website at

Mob: 665 185 574 home: 952 030 383

english Dental technician Over 20 years experience Fully Qualified Denture Repairs adjustments / Duplications Based in Torrox Pueblo We can visit if needed Call Graham for confidential advice on any denture problem on: 952 539 219 / 622 719 640


Helps keep your laptop cool and not become a victim of overheating, which could cost you alot of money!


House & Shop Clearances

Dr Bakri

Dentures implants & Dental Cosmetics Free check up for The Sentinella readers Algarrobo Costa Torrox Costa Tel: 952 55 05 21 Tel: 952 53 20 12

Emergencies: 678 974 892

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We specialise in Clearances Household, Shops & Bars All items considered for purchase Very fair prices paid Fast & friendly service Removals undertaken Gold also purchased WE WILL NOT WASTE YOUR TIME

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amazing animals Cockroaches Insert your mosquito plugs and spray your bedroom, it’s the time of the year to look at those blood thieving pests, mosquitoes! uYou're

more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas.


activity increases by 500 times when there is a full moon.


mosquito's wings beat 500 times a second.


animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito.


dislike citronella because it irritates their feet.

uMosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes. uA mosquito can detect a moving target

at 18ft away.

uThe average life span of a female mosquito is 3 to 100 days. The male lives 10 to 20 days. uMosquitoes: lay up to 300 eggs at a time, fly across 150 miles in their lifetime, range from sea level to altitudes as high as 10,800 feet (3,600 meters), and develop from egg to adulthood in 4 to 7 days.

duced by various parts of its body, is an infrared view produced by its prey's body temperature. uDepending

on species, female mosquitoes may lay 100 to 300 eggs at a time and may average 1,000 to 3,000 during their lifespan. uAdults can live for several weeks, feeding on carbohydrate sources such as nectar and fruit juices. uWorldwide, mosquito-borne diseases kill more people than any other single factor. In the United States, mosquitoes vector (spread) several types of encephalitis, dog heartworm, and malaria. uThe

larval and pupil stages can be found in a variety of aquatic habitats including: discarded containers, tires, temporary woodland pools, tree and crab holes, salt marshes, and irrigation ditches. uMost mosquitoes remain within 1 mile of their breeding site. A few species may range up to 20 miles or more. uThere are over 170 described species of mosquitoes from North America. Several species have been accidentally introduced from other parts of the world. uThe larvae are filter feeders of organic particulates.

uThere are about 2.700 species of mos-



female mosquitoes bite; using proteins from a blood meal to produce eggs. Most species can produce several batches of eggs during their lifetime. uThe


mosquito's visual picture, pro-


Reasonable Rates All aspects of Building work undertaken New Builds, Reforms,Refurbishments Retaining walls, Swimming Pools Applying & obtaining correct licences 35 years experience Spanish registered & fully insured English & Spanish spoken For a FREE quotation

Tel: 630 802 880

Experienced Psychic Medium Call Marian on:

690 854 336 40€ a sitting

K EVANS CASAS Property Maintenance Painting & Decorating 80€ per day (9am - 5pm) No hidden extras No job too small Also ex BT Engineer for telephone extensions & all repair work Call: 647 179 664



All types of tools Chainsaw Sharpening Service

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For more details call: 951 167 093 693 505 272 693 286 625


Pest Control Wasp Nests Cockroaches & Hornets TERMINATED

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getting Old? Symptoms Of Being Over 25 1. You leave clubs before the end to "beat the rush". (worst still you don't go to the clubs) 2. You get more excited about having a roast on a Sunday than going clubbing the night before. 3. You stop dreaming of becoming a professional footballer / basketball player and start dreaming of having a son who might instead. 4. Before throwing the local paper away, you look through the property section. 5. All of a sudden, middle aged people are not 45, they are only 45. 6. Before going out anywhere, you ask whether there is anywhere to park.

7. Rather than throw a knackered pair of trainers out, you keep them because they'll be alright for the DIY or in the garden. 8. You buy T-shirts without anything written on them. 9. Instead of laughing at the innovations catalogue that falls out of the newspaper, you suddenly see both the benefit and money saving properties of most of the things that are in it. 10. You start to worry about your parents' health. 11. You have more disposable income, but everything you want or need to buy costs between 200 and 500 quid. 12. You don't get funny looks when you buy a Disneyvideo or a Wallace and Gromit bubble bath, as the sales assistant assumes they are for your children. 13. Pop music all starts to sound the same. 14. You opt for Pizza Express over Pizza Hut because they do a really nice halfbottle of house red. 15. You always have enough milk in. 16. To compensate for the fact that you have little desire to go clubbing, you instead frequent trendy bars and restaurants in the mistaken belief that you have not turned into your parents. 17. The benefits of a pension scheme become clear. 18. You go out of your way to pick up a colour chart from B&Q. 19. You wish you had a shed.

952 551 466


20. You have a shed.

Spanish Services for Expats If you need help with translations, dealing with the Spanish system, locating and negotiating with tradesmen, improving your spanish, visits to the town hall, hospital, etc. Call us:

661 335 628 / 952 970 980 Mobile Secretary work by the hour also available


Secondhand Furniture Shop

Open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 2pm Saturday - 9.30am - 1pm

Book exchange available Now on ground floor! “House Clearances”

Moveable Feasts

Memorable Meals, Minimum Fuss Dinner Party Food w Freezer Filled w Barbecues Just Desserts w One-off Dishes No Problem Cookery Lessons Professional Caterer for over 20 years in UK & Spain Delicious Dishes Every Time Please call for example menus at reasonable prices

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Entrepreneurs Becoming Rich Quickly With An Exciting home E Business

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female Vocalist for All occasions disco & Karaoke Music to suit all ages from 40’s - 00’s Tel: home: 951 167 998 Mob: 618 587 146 / 628 236 661 Email: €SCAP€ THE CREDIT CRUNCH It’s so simple, no experience required

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Call Steve: 693 474 536 fantastic Business opportunity Be part of a massive global Company This will be the next level in telecommunications The Best thing since the colour TV Call now for more information

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Business Coaching My business-related world really has been all go this month! At one point I needed an emergency business coaching session, so I sent Andi an email on the off-chance and he called me immediately. Despite the fact that he was about to board a plane to Brussels, he fired half a dozen questions my way, to consider over night. They alone really helped me realise what action to take to sort out my predicament and discover my true thoughts and feelings. Not the ones that linger around our head – the ones we think are the solution. No, I’m talking about the ones that come from the heart, from the real core of our being. We had a proper session when Andi was back from his travels and now, thanks to his coaching skills, I’m about to embark on a brand new partnership. Watch this space! Regarding the new business I plan to launch, the


progress has been slow, but the details are finally falling into place and the website is worming its way through the planning stage. Andi helped me identify that the next step is working on some quality content for my website, selecting a good domain name and getting the website signed off. After that’s all out the way, it’s about moving on to bigger and better things and cranking up the marketing full blast. Never before in my life have I felt so confident about my business future. If you would like some impartial help and advice in getting a new business off the ground, or if you would like to take an existing business to a new level, call Andi about the option of Business Coaching on 628 897 362, or log on to his website

~P ony R iding i n T he C ounTRy side ~ hi Kids, saturdays as of 11am Pony Rides become acquainted for only 3€. Bring your Mums & dads & 2 carrots

Main road Torrox-Competa between km 13 &14 Tel: 626 836 736

Advertise HERE for just €20!


*Towbars *Alarms, *Radios etc... no call out charge

Tel: 652 538 041

Spanish Number Plates Quick, Convenient, No Hidden Extras Sara Bright:

951 167 094 658 501 610


Cleaning of the Colon A detox Enjoy: clearer skin, increased energy, weight loss, mental clarity and more... Call Eileen: 951 167 238 or 609 811 879 (near Hotel Vinuela)

ChirOPODist (Registered) Foot & Hand Care

Treatment for Corns, Veruccas & hard skin etc... Also Manicures, Pedicures Mon-Sat 9.30 - 14.00,17.00 - 21.00 Now doing Home Visits

C/Pizarra 40, (above bank), La Vinuela tel: 695 243 238

European Soccer School FROM 4YRS TO 15YRS OLD

• As of August 2009, trials for European Soccor School Teams. Recruiting football teams for the next season in the Spanish League. CALL


Delivered by professional UeFa coaches For further details or booking forms please contact me by email: or on: 0034 697 915 833 Luke Ogbolu Director of Coaching European Soccer School

MAn & VAn! Anytime...Anywhere

Locally based 12 cubic metres €25 per hour

Small Loads to u.K Phone Mark: 951 321 660 669 255 968

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BEM idiomas

My daughter, now aged 13 months, is beginning to say her first words in English. She says daddy, Char (Charli), ta, hello and mama; none of which we have differentiated in Spanish yet! It won’t be long, though, before she is fluent in both languages and I am sure that her and her 4-year-old sister will hold Spanish conversations in the house. I can only imagine this will be great fun for them. “Mummy doesn’t know what we’re saying!” Not so fun, however, for me! And so my journey to learn Spanish continues. Two weeks ago I spent a whole afternoon with a mum from the school, who only speaks Spanish. This was my first challenge and incredibly daunting but I just had to try and remember everything I had been taught in my weekly lessons. I was amazed! Admittedly, we had some teething problems, but once we got going there was no stopping us. We didn’t leave any thing unfinished either. We got to the bottom of every conversation.


A miracle I would say! It was a shame when she had to go. I wanted to speak more. I was on a roll! I couldn’t wait for my next lesson, and it was my best lesson by far. Sandra, my tutor, even commented on how well I was speaking, so it really does pay to practice whenever you can. Unfortunately now there will be no more lessons for a couple of weeks, as I have broken my toe and cannot walk or drive. I guess I’ll have to practice on the sofa with the kids! There’s still time for you to sign up for lessons this summer. BEM idiomas are offering ‘Summer Intensive Courses’ with special prices throughout August. A 20-hour course lasts two or four weeks depending on your time schedule and costs just 80€, usual price 120€. They even offer ‘Family Courses’, so why not enjoy a family day out and learn together? Maybe you can already speak Spanish but lack confidence. If that’s the case then the session called ¡“hablamos”! (let’s speak) is the one for you. This costs 3€/hour for existing BEM students and 4.50€ for non-students. It takes place from midday until 2pm and there’s the possibility of attending for just one hour for half price. See main advert on page 90

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Breakfast with Figs You may remember when talk of dream villa was banned in our house and I was forced to go to Spain alone, that I spent a day looking for an estate agent. While I was looking, I came across a shop window plastered with hand written notices about bargain properties. I told myself to keep away but curiosity got the better of me and after passing several times, I parked and went in. Antonio greeted me like an old friend. He didn’t ask me what I was looking for, he just took me to his car and off we went. I tried to talk to him about what I was looking for, but as he showed me rubble pile after rubble pile and countless animal sheds, I realised I wasn’t getting through.Everywhere I went with Antonio, he got a resounding welcome from the locals. He knew everyone. It seemed he had helped many of them with their property and they all wanted to buy him coffee and tapas and meet his new friend – me. I was impressed by his popularity. He spoke a little English, German and French and Italian. He was in his 30s. He was tall, handsome and walked like a stallion, full of confidence and conviction. In the late afternoon, Antonio took me to the mountains to show me a ‘fantastic bargain’. ‘Many metres with almond and avocado trees and a fantastic view of the sea,’ he said. ‘The owner is very old man. He wants to move into a town flat near his son. Offer any price. I will do the document free for you. You are my friend, I want to help you.’ As Antonio was ex-

plaining all this to me I didn’t dare to disagree. I was worried about where we were going, but even more worried about his driving on the unstable, hilly, dirt tracks. The hillside was littered with cars, jeeps and vans that had slipped over the edge. And as he drove, Antonio was smoking and also making and receiving calls on his mobile phone. Antonio kept pointing out a small white dot to me. ‘That is finca,’ he said. But we could not find our way to it. Antonio was getting mad and a little embarrassed. I asked him if he had any details about the property or a map. He pointed to his head. ‘All details here,’ he said. It was beginning to get dark, so I politely suggested that we try again in the morning. I didn’t dare to tell him that I couldn’t live up a hill, as I cannot climb more than a dozen stairs without fighting for breath. He agreed and we went back to the office, where I breathed a sigh of relief. We shook hands, said goodbye and agreed to meet in the morning. I never went there again. One day, after I bought my villa, I passed his shop again. It was boarded up. I enquired in the café next door and they told me Antonio had gone away and the shop would not be opening again. Breakfast with figs is available from Smiff’s bookshop near Nerja Post Office. Competa - Todo Papel bookshop. Torre del Mar - La Libra bookshop near the church. Cyber Costa del Sol - Edif.San Antonio and in the UK. Waterstones Website: mail:

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Bowtech Bowtech (The original Bowen Technique), is a safe, non-manipulative, fast and effective system for the treatment of pain, inflammation, joint discomfort, spinal misalignment, muscle, tendon, and organ pain (internal ailments), which is an aid to healing. Because the Bowen Technique works on the whole body, it is possible to treat more than one ailment at the same time, whether acute or chronic. That means if you are suffering, for example, from bronchitis, menstrual problems, back shoulder or neck problems, migraine, or any combination of these illnesses, they can all be successfully treated in one session. A second session is normally recommended as reinforcement. The results are generally long lasting unless there is re-injury. Because of the body’s high tolerance level to the Bowen Technique, the treat-

ment is appropriate for everyone, from new born babies to the frail and elderly. A Bowtech session consists of several series of gentle moves over muscle and other soft tissue address the whole body, stimulating it to reset and heal itself, through light-weight clothing (or on skin). A session may last from fifteen minutes to one hour. “The Bowen technique seemed a little strange at first, slight pressure on certain points. It has quite soporific effects, all your troubles lift from you and you enjoy complete peace. You body feels relaxed and after I received my first treatment I slept better than I had in weeks. Over the course of the next few days I could feel some changes in my body and following on from a second treatment found the problem I had in my knee no longer existed”! Juliet Cottle Call Bianca on 952 967 628 or 659 374 673 for further details.

Alan & Vicky from the Cornish Pride, Torre del Mar, would like to thank all their customers of the last 2 years. “Many of our customers have become good friends and we will miss them terribly.” “The last 2 years have been very enjoyable and it is with regret that we have had to move on.” 48

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Fancy a walk?! The Importance of Walking Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85-years-old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at €7,000 per month. My grandfather started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 97 years old and we don't know where he is. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. The only reason I would take up walking is so that I could hear heavy breathing again. I joined a health club last year, spent about 400€. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. Every time I hear the dirty word 'exer-


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Relocation! Relocation! Relocation!

Uñas in El Ingenio closes its doors Balcon for the last time on Thursday 30th July 2009. Don’t worry though, as we are opening on Wednesday 5th August 2009 our new premises at: Tourist Office C/El Barrio, local nº 35b. We are also renaming as

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Celibacy Mind what you say fellas...... Many aspects of human sexuality are very puzzling. Take celibacy. This can be a choice, or a condition imposed by environmental factors. While attending a Marriage Awareness Weekend, Robert and Mary listened to the instructor declare; 'It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.' He addressed the men. 'Can you each name your wife's favourite flower?' Robert leaned over, touched Mary's arm gently and whispered, 'It's self raising, isn't it?' Thus began Robert's life of celibacy.

Double Meanings Words with male and female definitions! 1. THINGY (thing-ee) n. Female: Any part under a car's hood. Male: The strap fastener on a woman's bra. 2. VULNERABLE (vul-ne-ra-bel) adj. Female: Fully opening up one's self emotionally to another. Male: Playing cricket without a box. 3. COMMUNICATION (ko-myoo-ni-kayshon) n. Female: The open sharing of thoughts and feelings with one's partner. Male: Leaving a note before taking off on a fishing trip with the boys. 4. COMMITMENT (ko-mit-ment) n. Female: A desire to get married and raise a family. Male: Trying not to hit on other women while out with this one. 5. ENTERTAINMENT (en-ter-taynment) n. Female: A good movie, concert, play or book. Male: Anything that can be done while drinking beer.

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August is the month of ferias in Andalucía and as Benamargosa prepares for this years festivities I wondered about the history of these colourful fairs. It is hard to determine exactly when they began due to lack of written documentation, but it is believed that the Verdiales were here before the Arab influenced Flamenco. Therefore we can determine that merry parties, drinking and dancing were accompanied by musicians as far back as the Middle Ages. The August Feria of Malaga originated in commemoration of the Capital being incorporated into the Crown of Castilla by the Catholic Kings who entered the city on August 19th 1487. The feria of Benamargosa dates back as far as everybody can remember, but after extensive questioning of friends and neighbours we have discovered that people’s memory’s differ somewhat! On the whole, the women remember getting dressed up with their mothers buying them a new outfit specially for the feria, and the men remember the animals by the river, where horses, mules, donkeys, goats and pigs could be bought and sold. Most people agreed that the emphasis back then was gathering socially with friends and family from other villages. They may well not have seen each other for some time as cars were fewer in those days. Nowa-

days the ferias seem to be more about the food and drink! Personally, the flashing lights and noise do nothing for me, other than cause a headache, so it was with great relief that I accepted Iznate town Hall’s invitation to participate in their Semana Culteral. You may visit me at the La Vaqueria stand in the arts and crafts market on Saturday 1st August from 6pm. Meanwhile, back in this studio, I have been truly inspired by Diana Gollege, a local artist from Benamocara. She visits me at La Vaqueria on Tuesdays and either paints in the garden or from points around the village. She produces fantastic landscapes and hopes to inspire others to join her in September. I felt truly honoured to watch her brush dance across the canvas as her beautiful interpretation of the view from my garden grew before my very eyes. Her powerful use of colour has given rise to a series of acrylics which I am still working on. Rather stylised fairy butterflies are starting to cover the walls; a world apart from the boldly coloured paintings which I have been selling. If you would like to come and visit La Vaqueria this month please note that we will be shut in the afternoons, but open as normal every morning, with the Bistro opening the usual weekend hours. See main advert on pages 68 & 69

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a Postcard From... A Postcard From, Kenya Africa Jan & Arthur Berry, from Caleta de Velez, who recently took off for a safari in Kenya, Arfrica. Read about their holiday in this 12 part series in

and we set off again, remarkably quickly this time. We didn’t even have to leave the plane!

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For as long as I can remember I have wanted to “go on safari”. Unfortunately, my hubby had never been too keen, having a strong preference for his home comforts, without the addition of creepy crawlies. However, when our friends Wendy and John asked us if we were interested in joining them on holiday, which incorporated a four day safari, my persuasion powers went into over-drive! It wasn’t too difficult to convince him that although we would live with the animals for four days, we would spend the majority of our time in a four star hotel on the beach in Kenya. Furthermore, some other friends, Jo and Richard had stayed at the same hotel the previous year and raved about it. We soon found out why. We left from Gatwick airport, all geared up for an eight and a half hour flight to Mombasa – overnight, so not too bad. However, we seemed to be taking an awfully long time to taxi to the runway. Eventually the pilot announced that there was vibration in one of the engines and he didn’t feel happy making such a long flight. So the plane returned to its stand, the engineers changed the faulty part

It was like walking into an oven when we left the airport in Mombasa, and as we were all dressed for the British winter we had just left, we were melting. Luckily it was only a forty minute drive to the Voyager Beach Resort at Nyali Beach, where we were to spend the majority of our holiday. The drive took us right through Mombasa, and what an eyeopener the journey was! I knew we were going to a Third World country, but I wasn’t prepared for the reality of what that actually meant. There were so many people, some walking in every direction and others just hanging around. The shops and some of the houses were largely home-made sheds, built with anything useable. The market was heaving, and we were informed that everything on sale was second-hand and had been sent to Kenya from other countries. The word “poverty” didn’t begin to describe it. Everybody in the bus was very quiet. I think we were all humbled by that short journey. Read part two next month….


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Life is Precious This is something we should all read at least once a week.

all about.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. Continued overleaf...

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Always choose life. 27. What other people think of you is none of your business. 28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 31. Believe in miracles. 32. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 33. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 34. Growing old beats the alternative dying young. 35. Your children get only one childhood. 36. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

Life Coaching Taking Glen’s good advice last month, I went to see Madison King (see editorial on page 3) the kinesiologist, and I am now embarking on a new diet free from all those foods which may be aggravating my allergy. One of my big issues during the last couple of years has been learning Spanish. I’m fairly good, but then so I should be after living here for almost five and a half years. I can hold conversations and I even understand my boyfriend’s dad, who grew up in the campo and as such does not even speak 'normal' Spanish. However, I wanted to improve for social reasons. After Glen’s questioning I quickly realised that with a Spanish boyfriend it shouldn’t be too difficult to practice. Now, every time I see or speak to him I resist the temptation to speak English and instead converse solely in Spanish. I’ve only been doing this for a

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Life Coaching few weeks, but already I’m improving heaps, not just in my Spanish language skills, but also in confidence. Yesterday I enjoyed an evening meal out with my boyfriend’s parents and last weekend I went to the beach and then for dinner with a couple of his friends. I’d been worrying about nothing and I even found myself having fun! Now I look back and wonder why I was creating such a fuss about it all. Studying my life closer, I realised how easy it is to fall into a similar trap with other aspects too – health, fitness, friends, career progression. It’s all related to our thoughts and actions, what we don’t think we can achieve rather than looking at what we can and taking small steps in that direction. If you’re considering coaching then it may be useful to know that Glen’s job is to support, challenge and guide you towards the VISION you're aiming to

achieve, to ask you questions that will reveal the answers you already have within you. Your job is to be totally committed to the coaching process, to yourself and your VISION, which means being dedicated and following through on all the tasks that are mutually agreed on. The results you achieve will be directly linked to and dependent on this. For example, had I chosen to continue speaking to my boyfriend in English and continuing not to surround myself with Spanish people, my Spanish and my confidence speaking would not have improved. Hasta el mes que viene...! By Keidi Keating, coached by: Glenne Ladegaard Goddess Guide Coaching Personal Transformation for Women +34 686 616 703

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Film review Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Not even prehistoric cartoon characters stay young forever…. Having found true love in Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006), Manny the mammoth now plans to settle into family life with his pregnant partner Ellie. Naturally, this doesn't sit too well with Manny's single friends. Diego the sabretoothed tiger heads off for an adventure, while Sid the sloth craves offspring of his own, "adopting" three eggs he finds under the ice. However, before long they hatch into baby dinosaurs — and that’s when all hell breaks loose. Ice Age 3 is a strange summer-time film, combining wild and wonderful action with clever and funny cracks, some sensitive. Once again, the funniest parts arise from from the interludes featuring Scrat the rodent, still clinging to his precious acorn. Scrat's role has been reduced this time round to make way for new characters. Most prominently featured is Buck, a one-eyed Cockney weasel who guides Manny and his pals past such obstacles as the Chasm of Death. Children will enjoy Ice Age 3, but adults may find the script a little too sophisticated, and conflicted in its attitudes towards women. Star Rating ***/*****

$share’oscope$ Eye to Share'oscope this month, we ogle away at all the recent occurances in the up and down world of stocks and shares. First a look at previous picks. Sepura bought for 32p now 47p Huntsworth bought for 32p now 57p Ferrexpo bought for 70p now 143p Northgate bought for 80p now 55p Trinity Mirror bought for 45p now 70p Bank of Ireland bought for 91p now 164p BATM bought for 33p now 39p This months share is Northern Foods. Mr Stockmarket has bought 1562 at 64p each. Northern Foods is a leading food producer and its customers include M&S, Tescos, Asda, Sainsburys, WM Morrison and Goodfellas Frozen Pizzas. More next month.

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Put Downs Here are some great put downs girls Hello - tall, dark and obnoxious! Here's 20 cents. Call all your friends and bring back some change! He's got that far away look. The farther he gets, the better he looks. He's just visiting this planet. He's not stupid; he's possessed by a retarded ghost. He's so dense that light bends around him. He's so fat, he has the only car in town with stretch marks. He's so short he can sit on a piece of toilet paper and dangle his feet.

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He's the first in his family born without a tail. He's the only man who, if told to screw himself, could do it. He's the reason brothers and sisters shouldn't marry. Hey, act your age -- senile! Hey, I heard you went to the butcher and asked for 10 cents worth of dog meat and he asked you if you wanted it wrapped or if you would eat it on the spot. Hey, I remember you when you had only one stomach. His origins are so low, you'd have to limbo under his family tree. 77 call 664 210 468

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3 men go into a hotel. the man behind the desk said the room is €30. So each man paid 10€ and went to the room. A while later the man behind the desk realised the room was only 25€. So he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys’ room with 5€. On the way the bellboy couldn’t figure out how to split 5€ evenly between 3 men, so he gave each man a 1€ and kept the other 2€ for himself. This meant that the 3 men each paid 9€ for the room, which is a total of 27€, add the 2€ that the bellboy kept = 29€

Two young boys walked in to a chemist one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. The man at the counter asked the older boy, 'Son, how old are you?' 'Eight,' the boy replied. The man continued, 'Do you know what these are used for?' The boy replied, 'Not exactly, but they’re not for me.They're for him. He's my brother. He's four. We saw on TV that if you use these you would be able to swim and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do either one.' Great

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Funny thoughts Have you ever seen a toad on a toadstool?

How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign?

Have you ever wondered?

How do they get the "Keep off the Grass" sign on the grass?

How can someone "draw a blank"? How can there be self-help "groups"?

How do you get off a nonstop flight?

How can you tell when it is time to tune your bagpipes?

How do you know if honesty is the best policy unless you've tried some of the others?

How come chocolate milk doesn't come from brown cows?

If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?

How come I can pick my ears but not my nose? How come wrong numbers are never busy? How dead is the Dead Sea?

If a candle factory burns down, does everyone just stand around and sing "Happy Birthday?" If I save time, when do I get it back?

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arkwrights This is our second move since we opened Arkwrights (three if you include the market where we originally started in 2004). This most recent move was not planned and took place purely because we were given the opportunity of a shop three times the size of the previous one, and for less rent. Therefore, we would have been fools not to take this marvellous opportunity. We are now next door to the Ferreteria on the parade of shops parallel to the main road. We opened on Monday 13th July and during the first day a number of customers called us “arkadona”. We consider this a great compliment! From Aladdin’s cave to Arkadona in less than a week. What an achievement! When we have unpacked all our stock we intend to introduce a wider range of Spanish products. We have already started selling fresh bread from a local bakery, another “by popular demand” from our customers. We really DO listen. Just to put a stop to a rumor, we will NOT be moving our original shop into our new location. Our gifts, greetings cards, children’s toys and stationery items will stay put. We have really increased the range of gifts, novelty and souvenir items. In fact a holiday maker remarked only last week that it was the best gift shop that they had stepped foot in and they had unfortunately not found us until the end of their holiday. Also, of course let’s not

forget the beautiful selection of flowers from our resident florist who will always be there from a simple bunch of flowers to the most exquisite arrangements.

Please let us know if you wish us to stock your favourite items. We are always willing to listen. If you have a complaint please let Linda know because we always try to improve our service. If it were not for the loyalty of our customers we would not be where we are today. Some may knock us but at the end of the day the customers choose. We do not force anyone to come into our shop, it’s their choice. So the biggest thank you goes to you, the shopper. We are eternally grateful for your custom. We truly do appreciate your loyalty. See main advert on pages 60 & 61

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

Many Country Cousins live here in Spain returning to the UK frequently or every now and then for two weeks or more assignments. If you are interested in earning between £930 - £1,185 for 15 days (one client) or £1,005 - £1,530 (two clients) by becoming a Country Cousin, please call Jennie for a friendly chat on: 625 807 504 or 952 115 305 (evenings) 80

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top 10’s The world’s richest football clubs… Club / Turnover 1. Real Madrid / 390,000,000 US$ 2. Man Utd / 310,000,000 US$ 3. Barcelona / 290,000,000 US$ 4. Chelsea / 280,000,000 US$ 5. Arsenal / 260,000,000 US$

Most Crippling Phobias 1. Anemophobia (Fear of Air) 2. Phagophobia (Fear of Eating) 3. Somniphobia / Clinophobia (Fear of Sleep / Fear of Beds) 4. Urophobia (Fear of Urination) 5. anthropophobia / Lalophobia (Fear of People / Fear of Talking)

6. AC Milan / 227,000,000US$

6. Nyctophobia / Photophobia (Fear of Darkness / Fear of Daylight)

7. Bayern Munich / 220,000,000 US$

7. Decidophobia (Fear of Making a Decision)

8. Liverpool / 200,000,000 US$

8. Domatophobia (Fear of Houses)

9. Inter Milan / 190,000,000 US$

9. stasibasiphobia (Fear of Standing Up)

10. AS Roma / 150,000,000 US$

10. Chronophobia (Fear of Time)

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Countries of the world Number ten in our A-Z list is way down under, the smallest Continent of them all and also the largest island on the planet.. G’day mate! australia Population - 21,714,000 Language - English Located - Oceania Capital City - Canberra Currency - Aus. Dollar religion - Christian Main Exports - Minerals Literacy rate - 99% Life Expectancy - 77 Years g.D.P. Per Capita - US $37,298 total area - 7,686,850 km2 Famous for: Discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770, Australia began life as a massive penal colony for prisoners shipped from the UK. Infamous for: Over 200 people died as the worst bush-

fires in Australia's history swept through Victoria on 7th Feb -now known as Black Saturday. Main Reasons to go there: The list is long.. Stunning beaches, Tropical forest, Ayers Rock, Sydney Harbour, the Great Barrier Reef, Surfing, BBQ’s etc! Main reason not to go there : Around 24 hours in the air to get there. Biggest Celebrity: Kylie Minogue National Sports: Rugby, Cricket, Aussie Rules football and soccer. Interesting In 1954 Bob Hawke made it into the Guiness book of World Records for downing 2.5 pints of beer in just 11 seconds. He then went on to become Prime Minister of Australia.

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Dust if you Must Remember, a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it. A house becomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture. I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect 'in case someone came over.' Finally I realised one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun! NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the 'condition' of my home. They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun. If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice. Life is short. Enjoy it! Dust if you must...

But wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed. Ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if you must, but there's not much time . . . With beer to drink, rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead. Dust if you must, But the world's out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around, again. Dust if you must, but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind. . . And when you go - and go you must you, yourself will make more dust!

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New Football Coaching European Soccer School Association The European Soccer School Association (ESS) is forging a coaching link with Torrox I.F.A. The newly formed association will work with Torrox Council to implement an Academy Programme normally only found at professional clubs. The programme will not only offer the benefits of regular league football, but also encourage players to improve their life styles with regular information on diet and nutrition, fitness and personal development. As well as football courses, both boys and girls will have the chance to play in the Spanish leagues. The new club will use its links in Spain, England and Scandinavia to provide an opportunity for every player to fulfill their dreams and potential. The long term aim is to provide a pyramid development programme, where every player regardless of ability can benefit from professional coaching in a

fun, safe, learning environment. All the coaches are fully qualified with First Aid and Child Protection qualifications. The new coaching programme will be led by professional coaches Jeff Wood, a UEFA A Licence coach, who has managed and coached in England, Finland, Malta as well as being an ex professional player with Charlton Athletic and several other clubs world wide; and Luke Ogbolu an ex player and UEFA B Licence Coach. Coaching sessions will begin shortly and players aged between 8 and 20 should contact Jeff or Luke for further details. Jeff Wood 600707877, email Luke Ogbolu 697915833 This is a great opportunity for youngsters to benefit from structured football coaching in a variety of ways. See main advert on page 45

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retiring? No nursing home for me! About two years ago my wife and I were on a cruise through the Western Mediterranean aboard a Princess liner. At dinner we noticed an elderly lady sitting alone by the rail of the grand stairway in the main dining room. I also noticed that all the staff, ships of officers, waiters, busboys etc.., all seemed very familiar with this lady. I asked our waiter who the lady was, expecting to be told that she owned the Line, but he said he only knew that she had been on board for the last four cruises, back to back. As we left the dining room one evening I caught her eye and stopped to say hello. We chatted and I said, “I understand you’ve been on this for the last four cruises.” She replied, “Yes, that’s true.” I started, “I don’t understand” and she replied, without a pause, “It’s cheaper than a nursing home.” So, there will be no nursing homes in my future. When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is £200 per day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of £135 per day. That leaves £65 a day for: 1) Gratuities which will only be £10 per day. 2) I will have as many as ten meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant, or I can have room service (which means I can have breakfast in bed everyday of the week). 3) Princess has as many as three swimming pools, workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night. 4) They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo. 5) They will even treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra £5 of tips will have the entire staff scrambling to help you. 86

6) I will get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days. 7) TV broken? Light bulb needs changing? Need to have a mattress replaced? No problem! They will fix everything and apologise for your inconvenience. 8) Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don’t even have to ask them. 9) If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on the NHS. If you fall and break a hip on the Princess ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life. Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to go? Princess will have a ship ready to go so you don’t look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship. PS: If you die they toss your body over the side of the boat.



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star signs Mystic Mag lights up the sky with her readings for August 09.... Capricorn - Whatever you do this month make sure you eat lots of potatoes, because if you don't then you may regret it. Lucky sign - A new jacket! Aquarius - Your head is in cloud cuckoo land at the moment, so take it down pronto and get back to the reality that is life. Lucky sign - A lawnmower Pisces - Mercury and Saturn are bypassing the sun so avoid anyone with the letter E in their name like the plague. Lucky sign - Pregnant goldfish Aries - Your life has reached its peak and you feel on top of the world so enjoy it while it lasts. Lucky sign - Everything you touch in August will generate luck in some shape or form Taurus - Remember that old saying that persistence pays…well, just you keep at it and one day you will reap the rewards. Lucky sign - A nun with bleach blonde pigtails Gemini - Ants may get into your pants this month so if you feel a bit uncomfortable one day you'll know why. Lucky sign - The opposite of in Cancer - Your financial situation is looking a bit ropey, so get off your butt and

find yourself a job. Lucky sign - A beggar who gives you money Leo - Will you just shut up! You have developed an annoying habit of talking for Britain. Stop, take a breathe, count to three hundred and sixty seven, then continue. Lucky sign - Losing your voice Virgo - When will I, will I be famous? The answer is never so give up on that score and put your mind into doing something useful, like taking the rubbish out. Lucky sign - A food fight Libra - Often people worry about you as you bring a whole new meaning to the word strange. But strange is good so rejoice and praise the Lord. Lucky sign - Pilchards Scorpio – An important celebration is coming up and you so desperately want to fit into that little black dress that perhaps you should start a new diet. The old one is clearly not working. Lucky sign - An empty glass Sagittarius - You have developed the travel bug to which you Sagi's are prone to, but please mind the step! Lucky sign - An all-singing all-dancing Arab And if it’s your birthday this month fill your glass with a magical cocktail ... enjoy!

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Cudeca events: Monday 26th - Thursday 29th October, Half-board, wine and Call: 95 11 67 674 / 95 25 19 780 / 65 93 75 603 water in the beautiful Parador in Cadiz. Visiting Algeciras, Cape Trafalgar, vejer de la Frontera, Puerta Santa Maria, Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar - The centre Jerez & a Bodega, The clock museum will be closed, except for Friday cofetc. (Horse show an optional extra) fee mornings 11am - 1pm. We will re€395.00 each sharing or €485.00 single, open normal hours on the 1st €200 each deposit. September, to register for Spanish Tuesday 22nd - Monday 28th Decemclasses. 3rd Sept - Reflexology - Inforber, Christmas in Benidorm. 14th year at mal classes. Deposits required for all the same hotel. Full Board, wine and trips and events. - For further inforwater. Gala dinner, heated pool, dancmation tel: 952 543 334 ing, entertainment etc. Same price as 2007, €395.00 each sharing or €455.00 RBL - Trapiche Branch meets every single, €200.00 each deposit. Wednesday at 12 noon in El Trapiche Please book early to reserve hotels & Restaurant. Branch closed except for choose your seat on the coach when 19th August Monthly lunch at El booking. Booking details: Trips organTrapiche. General information: Gorised by John & Nessa Reeve in aid of don Reith 951 239 366, Social info: Cudeca. TEL: 95 252 5891 - Please Pat Burns 672 366 376, Bookings: phone and we will arrange to meet you. Gloria Hollocks 618 456 056 or at El Your support helps a terminally ill Trapiche. Welfare: Sue Reith 680 764 cancer patient - Thank you. 130

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The August meeting of the FHT TheraRBL - Torre del Mar Branch meet each pists Support Group will be hosted by Wednesday at La Vega Restaurant, Maria Gabriela Assis Camillo on ThursTorre del Mar (next to Mercadona). day August 20th when she will talk Everyone is assured of a warm welabout the Diamond Technique which is come. We arrange a varied social calensimilar to EFT (Emotional Freedom dar with bus trips to interesting places. Technique). We will also have a healing We also arrange monthly trips to Gibralcircle meditation. As this is subject to tar and occasional trips to Fuengirola Maria's work commitments any new market stopping at the Iceland store on members will need to contact Jenny on the return journey. The Branch has an email for further details: active gardening group as well as a or sewing group. We look forward to seetelephone 951 321 613 0r 680 500 073 ing you at our meetings or on out trips. We are now taking bookings for our 5 day trip to Toledo and Salamanca in Come dancing for Cudeca, Contact or phone Mike on September, a trip not to miss. To book trips please contact Merryll: 952 510 189 and Joyce 616 046 713 96

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whats on...? Cont... RBL - Alcaucin Branch meet every Thursday noon at the Restaurant La Era, Puente Don Manuel (entrance via Petrol Station) to enjoy social activities and meet new likeminded friends. Excellent Menu del Dia available. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, suprise events and presentations. Regular trips are arranged departing locally. August events 6th - Informal ger together at Bar Atila 12.30 La Era Restaurant closed. 11th Trip to Gibraltar. Advance Booking required. 13th Egg and Bacon Competition at La Era Restaurant plus Social, 20th Fun Photo Competition plus Social, 27th Bob and Franks Whacky Music Quiz plus Social September 3rd Challenge rematch with Trapiche Branch at La Era Restaurant. A very warm welcome will be made to all new fun loving members. Branch Contact is 696 391 224 Harvey. Social Contact is 677 866 008 Ann. Welfare Contact is 690 310 951 Dorothy. RBL- Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30 to 2.30 pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment and monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks*, and we welcome all new and existing RBL members. For more information please ring: 952 514 226 or 669 201 927 CAS events for August, Thursday 6th August. An evening at the Boatyard Bar, Playazo Beach, Nerja. Three course buffet with entertainment from Andy Time. 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Tickets 18€. Sunday 30th August. Compéta Quiz Night at La Roca, Cómpeta. 7.00 for 7.30pm. Entrance 3 euros. Food available. Raffle and prizes. TO RESERVE : Please telephone the CAS office on 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm). Out of office

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information ...In our ownNumbers random order! Emergency Police Municipal: 092/952 549 238 National: 091/952 542 000 Fire: 952 558 091 Velez 952 500 000 torre ambulance: 061 water: 952 540 662 Electricity: 952 540 662 red Cross: 952 500 321 hospital general Basico de la axarquia, torre del Mar: 951 067 000 Bus Times telephone: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30*, 07:30, 08:30** 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15*, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30**, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45**, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40**, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10**, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00**, 12:15, 12:50**, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-torre see Nerja-Malaga times torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15***, 10:00, 11:00***, 11:15; 11:45**, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30***, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English Anglican - Services - Inglesia de San Miquel (St Michael’s Church) Nerja - every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May). Short Holy Communion Service Wednesdays at 09.30am at the Church Shop, calle malaga, Nerja. Call: 952 521 339 / 952 522 460 Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Malaga - St George's Church 12 midday Sundays torre del Mar - Puente don Manuel 6pm Saturdays ANGLICAN communion. Alhama de Granada - St. Barnabas IERE


(Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Meson Diego, Plaza de la Constitucion. Tel.958359388 (priest) or 952 510 921 (churchwarden) St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) Roman Catholic torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Church of Scotland Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre - Worship every Sunday at 11:30 Tel 952543334 or 687764705 for more information. Evangelical - torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: torrox Park Community Church meet at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox park. more info: Minister J. hartsmith foy, Tel: 952 532 825 or Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Tuesday Fellowship - 7pm (Prayer time 6pm) We meet at Fellowship of The King premises. Our new address is:- Fellowship of The King Venta Baja Road (next BLOCK up from Meson Sara) Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin. Phone: 952 518 185 or 952 033 021 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. taxis torre: 952 540 016. Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016

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information taxis continued... Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636. shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria & Algarrobo Costa thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral saturdays: Caleta de Velez & Competa sundays: Malaga Consulates UK Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2ยบ- Malaga 952 352 300 Ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nยบ15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Carlota Alesandria, 33 Edif. San Andres - 1ยบ-7 Torremolinos 952 380 888 Germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 Sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797

airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804 airlines telefonica Dial 1002 to report a fault on the line. For general enquiries dial 1004 tourist information Nerja: 952 521 531 torre del Mar: 952 541 104 water supplies Velez Malaga: 952 506 450 Nerja: 952 520 154 Malaga: 952 135 013 railway stations Malaga: 952 360 202 granada: 958 271 272 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 hospitals Nerja ambulatorio: 952 523 131 Velez Malaga: 951 067 000 itV 902 575 757 or 952 551 084 - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am - 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am - 12.45pm

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1. Tom and his younger sister were fighting. Their mother was tired of the fighting, and decided to punish them by making them stand on the same piece of newspaper in such a way that they couldn't touch each other. How did she accomplish this?

2. Who was the 1st. English Martyr? 3.What sort of fruit is a mayduke? 4. In Othello who is the husband of Emilia? 5. From what is the paste, Tahini made? 6. Which river runs through Bratislava? 7. Which British island is called Ynys Mon? 8. What colour are hot ( type 0) stars? 9. What is a collection of woodpeckers called? 10.Who was the Greek goddess of the harvest?

2. Mountains will crumble and temples will fall, and no man can survive its endless call. What is it? 3. I'm a riddle in nine syllables, An elephant, a ponderous house, A melon strolling on two tendrils ,O red fruit, Ivory, fine timber! The loaf's big with it's yeasty rising, Money's new minted in this fat purse. I'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf. I've eaten a bag of green apples Boarded the train there's no getting off. 4. I was framed, yet I didn't commit a crime, and the person who framed me committed no crime. How is this possible?

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ALLOTMENTS wallotments for rent in Velez Malaga. 20 euros per month for 50 square metres. Close to El Ingenio shopping centre and Velez Malaga centre. Gardening tools available for use. Parking onsite. Come and join us - grow your own veg and save on your shopping! Call Jose on 639120707 Email:

AUTOMOTIVE witV 70â‚Ź Includes test fee, Pre ITV check. Booking appointment online. Free follow up if necessary Hugh Grant, Tel 606 086300 email:

AWNINGS wshademaker awnings. Check out our


warkwrights English Shop. Turn right at Venta Baja Crossroads or call: 95 11 67 674 or 65 93 75 603

BUILDERS wMilton Construction - 20 yrs experience in all types of construction from routine maintenance and repairs to new builds, pools, landscaping.Tel:625 348 406 for free estimates. wProfessional Building services 34 years in Building Trade, Kitchens made or Just Fitted, Reforms, Extensions, Painting. No job too small, free quote call Garry or Olly Tel: 655 279 043/951 167 375/ 664 156 095 wterence seaton & J Daniel - Renovations & Refurbishments. Professional builders with over 20 years experience. Tiling, painting, plumbing, electricity. Free advice, no obligations. Tel: 664 459 868.

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts wspanish family builders for reforms, new builds, walls, pools etc. Good reputation with clients and known well in local town halls re: permissions etc. English speaking answering service. Please telephone: 660 144 402. wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wJr Construct reliable, quality workmanship. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414 or Richard: 636 857 715

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY wEarn executive level income working from home 2-3 hours a day. Must have phone and internet. Only looking for motivated individuals who desire a 6-figure salary. Call: 671 879 715

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

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

CARPENTERS wandrew rodgers 20 years experience in kitchens, wardrobes, shelving, aluminium door & windows. Call the Window Doctor for any window problem. Roller shutter blinds, mosquito blinds, security locks, repairs and renewals reasonable rates, Tel: 660 597 894 email: wCarpentry & Joinery all aspects of carpentry including kitchens, windows & doors, Dave: 686 307 769 wMadercobrita Poligono la Panoleta, C/Juan Gris, Velez Malaga, 952 501 543

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING wCall roy on: 958 640 068 / 656 561 669. Professional Machines, Best prices, Distance No Problem. 16 years experience.

CATERING wFood For thought Catering offering fan-


tastic quality food at competitive prices. Please phone us on 952 554 249 or 600 783 870 or visit our new website at: for more information. wL&L's Pies - Fresh homemade pies, pasties & much more. Large variety of flavours. Please call 666208880 for a full price list. Min Order 10€

CHIROPODISTS wregistered Chiropodist/Podiatrist offering a complete footcare service in the comfort of your own home. 15yrs experience NHS & private. Call: 636 866 715

CLEANING SERVICES wsunshine Cleaners for a sparkling clean result, daily, weekly or monthly visits. Also change overs and keyholding service. Give us a call on 639 583 400 wM&M Cleaners in Competa and surrounding areas, cleaning all the way down to the coast. call the reliable ladies on: 952 553 729 or 647 145 628 wClean & rosie - Private cleaning undertaken on villas and apartments, including windows, ironing and laundry. References available. Call Rose on 685 245 516 wtoo hot to clean? Experienced cleaner and childminder available. All aspects of cleaning undertaken including ironing and laundry. Excellent references and competitive prices. Please call: 664 508 069

COACHING wglenne Ladegaard Goddess Guid Coaching™ © Goddess Guide Cards BodyImage Therapy™ and Paintings (+34) 686 616 703 wBusiness Coach & Master Facilitator, Andi Roberts, (+34) 686 616 703

COMPUTERS All computer problems solved. Torrox/Nerja and surrounding areas. Free Advice. No Fix No Fee. Hardware ,Software and Website solutions. PC service only 50 Euros. Call Rab on: 952967124 or 645236259.

To advertise in The Sentinella call 664 210 468 or email wComputer help.Troubleshooting & Repairs. New PCs supplied with Windows in English. WiFi installations. Reasonable rates. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. Patient & professional. Call David on 952 54 96 07 or 654 899 976. wComputer Problems? Help is at hand. Upgrades, repairs, hardware and sofware problems solved, NO FIX - NO FEE. Advice on buying and setting up the right computer for you. Tuition from complete beginners to advanced, get the most out of your PC. Call David Fleck on: 952 510 729 / 620 328 382 or email:

DENTISTRY wUnidental. English Dentist Practising Here C/Canalejas, 15 Local, Velez Malaga. Tel: 952 55 83 63 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148.

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

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician For all your electrical needs and problems Fault finding/Lighting and power/Air conditioning Electric gates and Intercoms/Pumps Rewires/Upgrades Call Stefan 610048919 wLakeside Property services, 24 hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, waxces Property Direct sell or rent your property privately call or email: 0034 625 346 200 wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306,

FURNITURE SHOPS wthe Furniture Barns, Tel: 626 160 869 Email: Country Furniture, furnishings, accessories and much, much more...Look on our website for our latest stock or visit us at our new shop in Andalucian Auctions, Campillos wCudeca Second Hand Furniture Shop, tel 952 545 212 Calle Infantes 48, Torre del Mar (by Thursday market) open from 10.00 to 16.30 Mon to Fri and 10.00 to 13.30 Sats. For donations of furniture please call Tony on 661 826 654.

GARDENING SERVICES wred Palm Beetles, Processionary Moths. Call us for treatment and disposal of these garden problems. Tel: 657 165 373 wgarrick welch Gardening and general maintenance, Torrox, Nerja and surrounding areas. Also tiling, painting and small building works. Hourly rates, references available, no job too small. Friendly reliable service. Enquiries: 664 226 509 / 690 848 951 / 952 539 674 or email:

HAIRDRESSERS wBlades - 20 years experienced mobile hairdresser & nail technician for acrylic nails. Call: 658 733 661

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

HOLIDAY LETS wVillas to Let Privately owned luxury villas to let. Contact Christine: 627 820 669 or 958 36 40 16

HOME FURNISHINGS wgilly’s Fabric workshop For all your Upholstery & Soft Furnishings. Tel: 660 743 468

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts HORSE RIDING wandalucia horse riding, 1hr, 2 hr or day rides with picnic or bar lunch. Situated close to Lake Viñuela Also riding holidays with accomodation. Tel: 616 032 215, wProfessional international horse rider trainer, UK qualified, available for lessons, schooling etc.. Call Tina: 666 135 516 wLos Caballos del Puente, Horse riding in the area around Lake Vinuela. One hour 20€, two hours 30€. Call: 697 594 824 walcaucin horse riding, Lessons, trekking kids club on Sats 10am - midday. Ring Charlotte for more info. 620 609 374. Website:

ternet y telèfono. Instalacìon gratis. Cobertura Andalucìa. ADSL de 29€ al mes. SDSL de 39€ al mes Llàmenos / Call 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web:


whouse & garage Clearances. Car Boot stock wanted. Fair prices paid. Call: 680 751 868 whouse Clearance & removals. All items considered, cash payable on collection. Fast & Reliable service. Call Paul: 626 160 869 wCarousel second hand Furniture, Vinuela Pueblo (Under Cajamar Bank), access via steps at side of bank, or slip road behind bank, 630 211 907

wwagtails boarding kennels for cats and dogs. Dogs walked 3 times a day in 36,000 sq metres fenced land. Phone Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935 or wthe Dog house While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available. wDogs - Home from home, boarding at my 10,000sqm finca in Rio Gordo. Offering a personal service where dogs live as family. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses etc.



wLCJ iNsUraNCE, Not the cheapest, Not the dearest, Almost certainly the best, *Health Insurance, * Travel Insurance - Multi trips, *Car and House Insurance, * Funeral Plans, Call: 952 515 224 wMaPFrE insurance: Specialising in health, home, vehicle, business & life insurance. Range of pensions & investment plans. English & Spanish speaking. Call Victoria Harding for a no-commitment quote. 952 551 460, fax: 952 555 212 or email: wall types of insurance available with Spains leading Insurance company Mapfre. We also offer highly competitive rates for transfering currencies anywhere in the world. English speaking service. Please telephone: 660 144 402 or e mail us at

wCampo Laundry service Your Laundry Washed and Ironed. We Pick up and Drop off. Everyday is a washday for the 3-J's. Torre, Vinuela, Colmenar and inland. Julie 699 349 748


INTERNET SERVICES wriosat:sL, RioSat SL, No landline required. Internet and telephone services. Some areas free installation. Covering Andalucia. ADSL from 29€ per month. SDSL from 39€ per month. No necisita linea fija. In-


LAWYERS wCarmen silvia, Solicitors Abogados, Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (very near Notaria Office). Free initial consultation, 952 967 004 Email: winternational Law solutions. English speaking SpanishLawyer. English and Spanish legal advisors. Urb Torrox Park, Zona Comercial 3, 952 527 831 or 615 338 139,

LOCKSMITHS wBritish Locksmith - 24 hour service, good rates. Tel: 676 262 073


To advertise in The Sentinella call 664 210 468 or email MACHINE HIRE wMachines for hire, for all your building & reform requirements, with or without driver. Call: 696 547 646, on road to lake. wsaxon sL JCB Digger Hire. New machine Good rates. Velez Malaga Call: 678 23 22 53 or 662 39 83 72

MASSAGE (THERAPEUTIC) wJonathan Mark Leggott, S.M.T.O. I.T.E.C Remedial Massage, Advanced Sports massage, Soft tissue manipulation. Centro Mar y Salud, El Morche -Torrox Costa. Tel: 639 528 205, 952 53 2065

MEDICAL CENTRES wCentro Mar y salud offers good professional care and treatment in a friendly and healing environment. Our centre not only emphasises diagnosis and cure but also promotes maintaining your health and feeling good. We offer a range of practitioners and treatments; General Medicine, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Obstetrics, Massage, Acupuncture, Gynaecology, Cosmetic surgery, Urology, Iridology, Colontherapy, Pedicure, Photo depilation, Yoga Classes, Gym classes. Paseo Marítimo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, 952 532 065 / 617 913 196,

MIDWIFE wkaren Fagan Independent Midwife registered with Colegio de Enfermeria Malaga & NMC London.Homebirth,waterbirth,birthing classes,breastfeedingsupport. Antenatal & postnatal care.Clinics held El Morche Centro Mar y Salud.Tel : 952 532 065 / 606 911 240 for appointments.

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

MULTI-SERVICES wM tek Building services Engineers. Fully Qualified Team of Engineers, Consultancy service, Plumbing, Electrical, Gas, Con-

struction. Total One Stop Solutions. Spanish speaking personnel. Tel: 952 512 491 - 617 839 660 - 7 days a week. e-mail: wMaster Jack need a decorator, cleaner, gardener, carer, hairdresser, interpreter...? Just call Master Jack, your first stop for services, we’ll arrange everything for you, very competitive rates, flexible working to suit you. Call Master Jack’s experienced workers on 676343528 or 656934208 for quotes and more information.

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

PAINTERS & DECORATORS wBrush strokes. Rooms painted from 60€ (i.e) one coat white) Villas painted from 300€ Tel: 686 307 769 or 639 738 624

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

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

PLUMBERS w24hr plumbing, drainage & all gas appliances, call 666 123 055 / 952 514 333 wwayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 239. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 wCosta del sol Plumbing - from a leaking tap to a full installation. Call Bryan on 665 490 996 or email:

PRINTING SERVICES wBusiness Cards double sided from 135€ for 500. Flyers double sided full colour from 150€ for 1,000. Call: 664 210 468

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts PROPERTY MAINTENANCE wProperty Care, for cleaning, gardening, general property maintenance. Reliable service. Refs available. Call Denise or Dave for friendly chat on 616 869 429 wDoctores de la Casa, We revitalise your property for re-sale or rental. Property or room makeovers, Property Management, Pool & Garden Maintenance, Guest Services. Call: 657 247 647 or email: waxarCare™ Property Management and Maintenance Services. A full range of property maintenance services carried out by professionals, Building, Painting, Electrical Work & Plumbing the one stop solution. Property Management Specialists a very comprehensive service, Including professional pool cleaning, full details on the AxarCare website. Axarcare we take care of all your property needs. Company Website: Tel :616-809-423

REMOVALS wMove it, Removals & Light haulage Nerja-based, Call or email for free quote: 620459908. Email: wMan and Van (high top). €22 per hour. Reliable and friendly service. Call Paul: 626 160 869

RENTALS wtenants-All types of rental,holiday,long/short term lets etc.,Owners - Make sure I know about your property, Please ensure you have contacted me so that I can help you. Tina 0034 666135516 or Email: wrent a home Avenida Andalucia, 133, Torre del Mar. Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: website:

RESTAURANTS wtaj Mahal ( Torre del Mar ) Avda. Anadalucia, Blq. Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, C/Timon. Tel: 952 547 798 wtaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 or 667 934 731 wtrendys International Bar & Restaurant.


Paseo de Larios, Torre del Mar. Tel/Fax: 952 54 13 43 or 607 839 035 wLemon tree “Just that little bit different” open Wednesdays - Sundays Rio Gordo Tel: 635 782 073

SATELLITE T.V. wtotal satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wsky shop torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wsat. Co. Sky and “Free Sat.” HD. Call us 7 days a week. Call Tom on: 657 484 853

SOLAR POWER wtecnicas Maro, Heating, Cooling & Solar Energy. Providing energy saving solutions since 1992. Email: Tel:952 52 95 38

SOLICITORS wC&D solicitors Specialists in Real Estate, Civil and Tax Law. Tel: 952 532 582 or email:

SWIMMING POOLS wPPP Caring for your property, pool and people. Property Maintenance and Pool Care. Contact Ron: 637 995 088

TYRES wCar, 4x4 and motorcycle tyres supplied and fitted. Punctures repaired, competitive prices. Also ITV (Mot) welding. For a no obligation quote call: 676 719 066 / 620 627 214 or 952 517 502. Email: *Also iron work made to order.

WEB DESIGNERS wspanglish webs, Web designs, Data Base Programmes, Hosting, Domains, Menu Designs, English - Spanish Translation. All at realistic prices. Contact Rachel: or telephone: 691 660 187



CAnILLAS dE ACEITuno fP0548s

A new, 84m2, two bedroom apartment on the edge of the village, easy parking and walking distance of all amenities. Air conditioning throughout. Terrace with sea views

unBELIEVABLY onLY 69,950€ !

El Capitan almayate



A spacious, very private villa of some 150m2 with pool and mature gardens on an easily maintained plot of 720m2 on this prestigious urbanisation

A two bedroom duplex apartment in a quiet location yet only 15 mins walk to the beach and all amenities. Communal pool and panoramic sea views. 129,950€



tOrrE OFFiCE Calle Playa Marina, 2D Torre del Mar. 29740 Tel: 952 54 71 31 Mob: 606 087 362 NErJa OFFiCE Calle El Barrio, 11 Nerja. 29780 Tel: 952 52 41 40 Mob: 637 278 306

Sentinella Axarquia August 09  

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Sentinella Axarquia August 09  

The little mag that fits in your bag for info on the go