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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 96

August 12

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We’re well and truly into the summer and what better way to spend these sunny days than lying on the beach or around a refreshing pool?! Unfortunately this year I haven’t spent much time doing either of those pastimes mainly because I’m so busy putting together a new book called The Light which is due to launch this September! I’ll tell you more about that in future issues… it’s an exciting project and so I’m waking up every day and jumping out of bed almost immediately in order to start work! Luckily, I do enjoy frequent breaks away too, as it’s always important to rest and recharge the batteries. Last month I flew into Geneva to visit an elderly friend called Joseph, who lives just across the border, in Loisin, France. This man is absolutely incredible! He’s 96-years-old – looks no more than 70, and he spends his days tending to his beautiful gardens, writing books (he’s an international best-selling author), and making plans to one day transform his house into a sanctuary for disabled and disadvantaged children. He lives in the house with two of his grandchildren, a three-legged cat, another cat, a cheeky little dog, and a stream of frequent visitors, such as me! What inspires and interests me so much about him is that he has seen spirits since the age of four, and at that age he couldn’t tell the difference between them and real physically alive human beings. He said that sometimes he even struggles to tell the difference now! He is also one of the most humble people I have ever met. Despite his terrific success and the fact that he has met some of the most famous, and spiritually conscious people on the planet, he is aware that everything he has has simply been lent to him in God. He lives in total gratitude 24 hours a day and he is constantly saying “thank you” for his gifts. So there are a couple of lessons for all us right there...

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As you can imagine I flew back to Malaga with many amazing messages from spirit and a big smile plastered across my face. But I also took home a recipe which one of Joseph’s Chinese guides gave to him years ago. It’s a drink which promotes general good health and now I’m going to share it with you lovely readers…

Maid for TV - US government agency had to deny mermaids were real after people mistook a fictional TV show for a documentary. Viewers wrote to the National Ocean Service asking about the creatures after the broadcasting of “Mermaids: The Body Found” on the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet network. The National Ocean Service responded by posting an article on its educational website, Ocean Facts. It said that mermaids appeared in mythology and art, but stated: "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found." The Discovery Channel acknowledged that the format of the show had led some viewers to believe it was a science education show.

Juice one to two oranges and one lemon into a glass. Grate a small chunk of fresh ginger and add that to the glass too. Dilute this mixture with a little water. Finally add five or six fresh cherries. Now drink and eat this formula… you may need to use a spoon! Having this every morning on an empty stomach is a good idea to remain looking and feeling your best. Try it and see! I feel so blessed to have friends such as Joseph who change people’s lives and who radiate Love and Light to all they meet. May the world be filled with more Josephs and may the recipe I have just shared help readers of The Sentinella to improve their health and stay young! Sending shiny happy sun rays to you all…

Keidi Keating

Editor (of the original little mag)!

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Snow fall - A Russian BASE jumper had a miraculous escape when snow cushioned his fall after his parachute failed to open. The young daredevil jumped off a 120 metre pylon while a friend made a video of the stunt which has been uploaded to YouTube. He is seen shuffling nervously towards the edge of the structure's platform before hurling himself into space. But his parachute does not open properly and a sickening thud can be heard as he hits the ground. Somehow, the man survived the fall but fractured his vertebrae, pelvis and legs. He is said to be walking again after a three-month recovery period. Wee chat - Talking urinals have been installed in US pubs as part of a campaign to cut down drink driving. Set off by a motion sensor, the gadget delivers a message warning pub-goers about the perils of driving under the influence. Customers are greeted with a message which begins: "Hey, listen up - that's right, I'm talking to you. "Have you had a few drinks, maybe a few too many? Do yourself and everyone else a favour and call a cab." The campaign was introduced in pubs in Michigan in a bid to cut down drink driving ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. The message ends with a friendly: "Oh, and by the way, don't forget to wash your hands."

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Parquet flooring, underfloor heating, decorating, reforms, IKEA Service: we supply, deliver and assemble


Ave El Faro Comercial Larios No4 (close to La Caixa Bank), 29793 Torrox Costa Call: Matthias 652 357 584 Website: www.multiparquet .es For more information and no obligatory quote!


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re! store UK clothes and in the near future will be stocking plus sizes. There is a section of jew- re ellery, handbags and even perfume, makeup, osta C x o r glue on eye lashes and nails and if you cant be Tor bothered to do your hair pop into Dolly's and restaurante El Pino Market arts and Crafts get your hair GHD straightened or curled just including cards and jewellery, baby knitwear, for 10€. Also offering Spray tanning using wool by the ball and for all those DIY, embroiCrazy Angel products which unlike most sprays dery gifts, printer ink cartridges and stationary, it doesn’t patch, it just fades like a natural tan. ladies and gent watches plus batteries fitted So it looks like Dolly's is going to be the place to be for all the ladies/girls! whilst you wait. Ladies wear and buzz it personalised children's Torrox Costa T-shirt. EngPatricias Cafeteria snack Bar in Laguna lish products including treats for our four legged Beach, just under the arches are open for friends. Foot steps to Malaga booklet! To find the market follow the signs for El Pino Camping site. The restaurant is next to the main entrance up the stairs. For further information or for a stall please call Rachael on 662 063 981 or email: t it he abou ad all

Great fun, great exercise and a great night out at yo Jive Modern Jive dance classes held on a Tuesday evening at Restaurante Parquesol in El Morche Torrox Costa. Modern Jive (sometimes known as leroc, ceroc back in the UK) is a fusion of many dance styles to modern music (although it says Jive its not rockn'roll!) Why not give it a go, a few lessons and you will be hooked. Every week we have a beginners class, you do not need a partner, come alone or bring a friend. It’s easy it’s fun and it’s a great way to meet new people. Email, call or find us on facebook to find out more. Class starts at 8pm but doors are open from 7.45 pm. Join us at Los amigos in August. Every Wednesday throughout August we will have a quiz night and play your cards right starting at 9pm with prizes and free snacks. Friday nights is Karaoke with Alan and Hilary. There is no Monday line dancing in August. We have a trip to Granada on the 18th September for 10€ and tickets are on sale now in the bar. See our noticeboard for what’s going on. Olympics showing throughtout the day. New to Torrox Costa is Dolly's a Women's Fashion and Accessories shop, easy to find just across the road from the Post Office where the Monday market is held. Dolly's have in

breakfast from 9-4pm and again from 7.30pm enjoy pizza, roast chicken, fish meals or sandwiches or salads. Eat in or takeaway.

restaurante El Pino continues with its regular special menus throughout the week. 2 for 1 with a summer choice of meals, 2 meals for only 6.95€. Fish and Chips Fri’s, buy 2 Fish and Chip meals and get a free bottle of wine. 1/2 price steak night on Sat’s buy one get one half price. Sunday Lunch Special Aug offer: Book your table to dine before 1.30pm - Buy One Sunday Lunch @ 11€ and get the second Sunday Lunch Half Price! Book your table after 6pm and get a FREE bottle of wine. Summer BBQ every Wednesday on the terrace, BBQ from 7pm. Music from 8.30/9pm.1st Aug: All round entertainer Charlie Miller, 8th Aug: Very popular singer Alan Miles, 15th Aug: Music and Karaoke with Johnny Hollywood, 22nd Aug: Fantastic Duo Mr Sister where England and {ortugal meet to create great music. 29th Aug:

One of our Regulars! Geoff Murrell, 5th Sept: end of season party. Table reservations for the terrace is recommended!

CardioDance: Learn to salsa, cha cha, swing and hustle to an aerobic workout. Dance classes also held in all these, plus rumba, sal cha and choreographed routines. 606 086 300


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nervous system. Call Sylvia to find out more. Opening times at Rebeccah Curtis are Mon to Fri 10-3pm and Sat mornings by appointment.

Caribe in Summer...Yes as per usual the Spanish from the North have arrived and as per Hi, we would like to introduce you to “guido usual they arrive with a clean white short and Bauer s.L.”. We are a family business dedia 50€ note and change neither ! (adaptation of cated to all types of property management. We an old Australian joke), however here at the now have one large office in Torrox Costa, Caribe we are well prepared and to entice you Centro International Block 76, ground floor. We have created a new range of Summer Salads are no longer connected to the office which we and a wickedly tempting Cocktail card, so what had opposite Supersol in Torrox Costa, this ofcould be more pleasant than to settle down on fice is now an independent agent who has nothing to do with Guido Bauer S.L., please direct all enquiries to us in Block 76 this is very important for us.. thank you. Here you will find our friendly team all tri-lingual speaking Spanish, English, German and French. We are estate agents, property managers and rental agents, also helpful with translation services, wills and inheritance and all types of insurances. Our dedicated rental team can offer you long and short term rentals. We are open everyday from 9.30–14.00 and 16.00–20.00 REF 1154 TORROX COSTA also Saturdays from 10.30–14.00. We are also REAL BARGAIN - STUDIO WITH SEAVIEW contactable on our mobiles 24hrs. Come and Lovely Studio apartment near to the beach, 35m2, completely furnished, american see us, I am sure we can help you. Our motto kitchen, bathroom, open terrace with Guido Ba ¨Guido Bauer once a client, always a client¨¨. beautiful seaview, community pool, tennis Block 76, G courts. Very centrally located, nearby to all 29793 Torrox Costa Visit sylvia Bowyer, a qualified practicioner amenities, shops and the promenade with www.guidob its´ restaurants and bars. This property has since 2001 for Bowtech treatment at the Revery good rental potential. Sales: Siobha beccah Curtis wellness centre on Tues or Fri Only 60,000€ Rentals: Manue a summers afternoon and evening enjoying a or at Egos in Competa on Mon & Wed. The delicious salad or sipping a cocktail and watchBowen Technique is a hands-on therapy that is ing the world go by. We are located directly on applied using gentle pressure it can provide rethe Paseo Maritimo with an uninterrupted view lief for many types of injuries and other health of the med. Hope to see you soon, directions problems, it is appropriate for all ages. Bowen and Google map on our website: technique addresses the whole body cally by restoring balance via the autonomic


New to Torrox-Costa? Visit "La taperia" located in Urb. Costa del Oro, just behind Lloyds Bank, opposite Mercadona. Probably the best and most authentic Tapas Bar in Torrox run by Tanja and Nico. More than 18 freshly cooked Tapas also as "Daily Dish" with garnish for only 5,90€. Enjoy your stay with a unique cosy ambiance... Must have Usborne Childrens Books are now available through Independent Representatives in Andalucía. Unbeatable special offers ONLY through Independent Representatives. Organise a book party at home, have a fun time with your friends and get free books for your own family. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, act quickly to make the most of it. You will love it! Contact Pille on: 681 195 136 to learn more.

semble. Call Matthias 652 357 584. russells British store always have a great stock of favourite British products. Vegetarian food & frozen weight watchers ready meals as well as our normal frozen food section. Plus we have burgers, sausages, steaks etc for the bbq as well as a variety of great tasting sauces. Also in stock we have popular ciders such as Scrumpy Jack, as well as Guinness, lager & Crabbies ginger beer. We have cleaning products, toiletries, pet food, greeting cards & more. Keep cool this summer with Cool Bandanas body cooling neck wraps, not just for you but your pet too. Plus we stock Magicool hot weather cooler & freshener spray, easy to carry around, its a great way to keep you cool from head to toe. Every month we have special offers in store so please call in to see our August offers. If we haven’t got something you are looking for please ask and we can try get it. Treat your tired hot feet with a cool and relaxing peppermint foot spa pedicure at rebeccah Curtis this month. Powerplate sessions are only 4€ or book a course of 10 for only 20€. Open Monday to Friday 10am until 3pm and Saturday mornings by appointment.

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New top class! 2 beds, 2 baths, large open terraces with seaviews, fully equipped kitchen, central air-con/heating in all rooms, built-in wardrobes.130m2 inclusive terrace, alarm system, utility room, lots of extras. Only 25 apartments left. 2 Pools, beautiful well looked after mature gardens and paddle court. Only 5 min. to Torrox-Costa centre

From only 168,839€

If you are thinking if reforming think of Multiparquet & sevices based in Torrox Costa since 2002 reforming and decorating for you! Specialising in Parquet flooring, underfloor heating, decorating, reforms and they provide an IKEA service, they supply, deliver and as-

utable buildings and contents insurance, car insurance, private medical insurance, pets insurance, funeral plans, cars bought and sold, call Mark on 653 322 392. Lads & Dads Barber shop Professional gents stylist and barber with 20 yrs experience. Open 10am - 2.30pm with Heath & 4pm - 6.30pm with Danny Mon - Fri. Call Heath 625 572 183 or Danny 638 401 226.


Sue & Carsten offer you a warm welcome

We have Danish OPEN SANDWICHES - ENGLISH HOME MADE PIES & BAGUETTES with fillings of your choice. Try Irish Rump Steak & Mushrooms, Danish Roast Pork or Hot Chicken and Bacon or Herrings on Rye Bread. Try the NEW Bacon & Brie Baguette NEW!! Danish Fillet of Plaice and Greenland Prawns on a Danish Open Sandwich Assorted DANISH PASTRIES & TARTS including Apple Tart & Carrot Cake or why not try our Homemade LEMON CHEESECAKE topped with local oranges.

NEW! NEW! Fresh Artesano Italian Ice Cream - 12 deliciously different flavours Music Night with “Vic Faulkner” from the band “HELLO” every Tuesday night at 9pm Karaoke every Friday night at 9pm

Open from 11.30am to late 6 days a week (closed Thursdays)

Tel: 952 967 734

Find us on Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa At the end of Avda. El Faro, down the steps and we are on the right just behind the “Ruins”

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Sky Sports

Casa Maria Jam Night - Mondays

(The Original & still The Best) (with hosts “Flip” & “Trio Paco Group”)


Happy Hour Sundays 12pm - 4pm

(1€ bottle, 2€ pint San Miguel, 1€ glass of wine)

Saturday 11th August - Live music with “Maika Lavera and the Grajos” from 9pm

Saturday 18th August - Live music with“Gasoline” from 9pm Sunday Nights - Karaoke with Bjarne Parties & Functions catered for Open 11am - Late 7 days a week Call: 667 954 901 or 664 259 968 Torrox Park (bar on the goat track)

Clinica Casa Blanca Therapy Centre Torrox Costa since 2008

Osteopathy, Massages, Bowen technique, Lymphatic drainage, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Craneo Sacral, Ear-Acupuncture

Special Massage Offers!

* Whole body massage 75 min: 1 session = 39€ - 3 sessions = 108€ * Whole body massage 2 hours: 1 session = 59€ - 3 sessions = 167€ * Back, Neck and Shoulders or Legs 45 minutes: 21€

5 sessions = Last one half price - 10 sessions = Last one free (Each session paid separately, discount available only on the last session)

* Neck and Shoulders or Feet massage 30 minutes: 15€ (not included in offer)

*Therapy for pain and illnesses 40€ *Osteopathy 45€ *Bowen technique 40€ *Reflexology approx. 60 mins 20€ *Lymphatic drainage From 20€ *Craneo Sacral Therapy 45€ *Reiki/Shiatsu/Metamorphic technique 30€ *Ear Acupuncture 20€

Bianca Bojahr Gift Vouchers available Forever Living products Urb. Jardines del Mar / Bloque C3 Tel.: 952 967 628 or 659 374 673 (also home visits) (On the coast road N340 heading towards Nerja, 1 km at the traffic lights at Peñoncillo)

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to discuss your individual needs, please speak your local advisor richard Mills. tel: +34 607 845 603 Email:

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Ecological technology to improve the quality of the water advantages: Domestic, Pools, agriculture, reservoirs, irrigation systems, etc. • Better tolerance to chlorine for skin & hair • Reduces odour of chlorine • Less usage on chemical products • Elimination of algae • Plants grow better • Elimination of nitric acid in irrigation systems alvaro Lamothe Distribution Centre for Andalucía and Murcia 29016 Málaga. Tel: 952 292 895 Mob: 696 440 199 Email:

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

Glass Curtains by Clear-view home improvements

Individual panes of glass that fold neatly away. Turns your balcony or terrace into living space that can be used the whole year round. Installing in the area for over 10 years. Place your order to be fitted anytime over the summer months (before September) and we will give you our best ever deal. Limited number of installations - SO HURRY!

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Pool fencing Mr. & Mrs. Goddard, Arenas

Doesn’t spoil views Folds neatly away Elimates dust and dirt No need to bring furniture inside Warmer winter homes Increases value to property Adds security Reduces noise

Other Products Replacement Windows/Doors ---Glass cut to size ---Shower screens ---Repairs to all Glass Products ---Conservatories ---Solar Film

Call: 626 458 954

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Massage Amanda, the Sports Remedial Massage Therapist at The Hair & Beauty Studio, Puente don Manuel, has another string to her bow.... Amanda has been practising Remedial Therapy for 14 years, qualified in Sports exercise & Physiology from the University of Birmingham to 2:1 Hons degree level & specified in Sports Massage Therapy RSA (a total of 4 years training) ranging from Sciatic problems, trapped nerves & all soft tissue injuries. She has helped many people including The British Olympic Windsurfers, is fully insured and up to date with all the new techniques including Soft Tissue Release, Trigger Point Release, Neuro-Muscular Release and Active & Passive Stretching. She has recently acquired a new tool, The G5 GBM Massage Machine. This has been widely used by physios for years alongside the “hands on” deep tissue massage. It is a powerful hand held device incorporating powerful mechanical vibrations applied to and in turn transmitted through and into the body. The GBM method consists in the application of vibratory waves

ranging from 15 CPS to 55 CPS (infrasounds). Amanda has relieved my back pains a few times, so when I heard she had a new tool for even deeper massaging, I had to have a go!

The G5 GBM She says it’s used in combination with a massage so she pinpointed where a bit of tightness was at the top of my back then placed the G5 over that area and then “arrrgghh!!!” That thing went deep but after the initial shock it soon felt good and in just a few minutes my shoulders had relaxed and I felt ‘refreshed, supple and ready to go.’ The G5 is certainly an excellent addition to Amanda’s armoury ensuring she stays the “Best in the Business” See advert on pages 10 & 11


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Thousands of species of fish and other marine life inhabit our oceans, but one which never fails to fascinate is the eel, a large family group whose members range from the harmless to the lethal. There are more than 400 species of eels in the world. Eels occupy both saltwater and fresh water habitats. Although eels look like snakes, they are fish and come from the order Anguilliformes. Eels can travel on land for short distances.

Most species of eels act as ambush predators, hiding in rocky crevices or reefs, or burrowing under mud or sand. The longfin eel, so-named because its dorsal (top) fin is longer than its bottom fin, is probably the biggest eel in the world. Slow growing and sometimes living for 80 years, some females can reach 2 metres long and weigh up to 40kg. Eels start life as transparent larva and remain in that state for 6 – 12 months. The eel can swim forwards as well as backwards.

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Amazing Marine Life (Continued) and humans.

The Moray is perhaps the most wellknown eel with more than 100 species octropical cupying oceans worldwide. They are nocturnal hunters which prey on other eels, fish and molluscs.

A Moray is not intentionally aggressive, but cannot always distinguish between potential food and a diver’s curious fingers. Morays have the ability to tie their bodies in knots and use this to gain leverage when tearing food.

Morays have poor hearing and eyesight, but a keen sense of smell.

Electric eels are not true eels at all. They are knifefish.

Many eel species are toxic to humans. Morays have many backward sharp, curving teeth and can inflict serious wounds on both their prey

Moray eels generally reach 5 feet in length, but a species inhabiting the Pacific Ocean can grow to lengths of 10 feet.

RESTAUTANTE GRILL NOW OPEN!! A BBQ WITH A DIFFERENCE!! Salads ..................3.50€ Come and try it! Burgers ................5.50€ Taste it! Entrecot .............10.00€ Enjoy it! T - Bone 600gr.......13.95€ You’ll love it!! Skewers................8.00€ and much more..... Tel: 952 965 424 Avda. Andalucia, 56, Torre del Mar

Takeaway always available

Mob: 662 086 854


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

rafters rastro – New 2 You Shop. We buy and sell your unwanted household items. We sell a huge variety of goods which are changing every day. Normally we have in stock; a wide range of furniture, lamps, vases, ornaments, general bric a brac, books and good quality second-hand clothes. Contact Alan or Wendy. Visit ink and Chips on C/Perez. They have all you need for your PC, such as ink cartridges and peripherals as well as laptop and printer sales. They also offer technical service 365 days a year. Come and see Glenn and Carlos at the Big garage. With more than 40 years experience as mechanics speaking English & Spanish, they can repair and service all makes of vehicles. Fixed price repairs whenever possible. They specialise in Land Rovers & 4x4's and use genuine Bearmach Land Rover parts & accessories. Steel & aluminium welding from 25€. They are easy to find, as you head down from the motorway at Nerja, turn right at the new Lidl exit, keep right & you will see them straight in front of you. Open all day Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Telephone for a quote. Olas sports Lounge Bar Well now the Olympics are under way we will try our very best to cover all sports on our 5 HD screens, we can probably at a push show 4 different sports in one go. Hope you will come and join us on our Olympic Stand which holds up to 26 people comfortably looking straight at 3 large screens, it’s been a hit with the footy and tennis so let’s see how it fairs with the Olympics. As The Sentinella goes to press we have not managed to source an Olympic torch but we are working on it! With the Euros finishing last month we are now ready for our footy fix. This starts with the usual season opener “The Charity Shield” this year being played at Villa Park. Sun 12th Aug kick off 2.30pm Nerja time - Man City V Chelsea. The following week sees the start of the Carling Cup with games spread across the week, Friday night is the start of the Championship and the following Sat 18th is the Premier League. As a West Ham fan i’m looking forward to that. We will show at least two live 3-4 o’clock kick off’s each week and hope for some great football. Come & reserve a seat. There is Rugby from the Southern part of the world starts 18th with Australia, New Zealand,


South Africa and Argentina competing. Also showing F1 and the Cricket. The 26th sees the USA Open Tennis GrandSlam this runs till Sept 9th. The 29th is the start of the Paralympics this also runs to the 9th. Jill & I have been to the last 3 Paralympics to watch friends who are in the wheelchair rugby for team GB, we wish them luck in all ways, it’s very humbling to watch and well worth watching. As usual if there is sport on we will do our best to cover it. We always keep in touch with Sky Sports news and when nothing else is on we get the music on and enjoy the view on Burriana Beach. We are open from 9am every day and the kitchen will not close earlier than 10pm but will stay open when busy, so give us a ring if your running behind to get down for dinner. Cheers from the Olas Team. If your car needs repairing, or you want to have it spray painted, visit Jonathan at artucolor for the best price and service. Artucolour is a general mechanics workshop offering car body repairs and body painting. DentadanÊs Dental Clinic offer top-quality Scandinavian dental care at competitive prices - a successful concept that has been used since the clinic was established in Maro (Nerja) in 1991. We have two Danish dentists (one female, one male) ready to solve all your dental problems. Please visit our website at for a full list of treatments and prices as well as directions to and pictures of the clinic. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm including all summer months. We speak English, Danish / Scandinavian, German, Spanish, French and Italian. Tel: 952 52 96 66.

Lifes a Beach, Nerja, Summer is in full swing at Lifes A Beach, Nerja! The small and friendly boutique continually updates its stock to provide an individual range of ladies beachwear, colourful separates, cool mini, midi and maxi dresses, kaftans, cotton tunics, sarongs, hats and sunglasses, sandals sizes 3-9, bags and jewellery and of course, swimwear - in UK sizes! Plus gorgeous ladies fashion for day and evening all reflecting a Summer theme... Now stocking childrens summer dresses and NEW IN collectable hand made South African jewellery!

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Luxury Yacht Charter So you are bored of the beach, tired of the pool, had your fill of tapas and want to do something a little different this Summer? Then read on! Quite possibly the most fun day out to be had on the Costa Tropical, quite probably a trip that will remain in your memory forever and most definitely the best value excursion you will ever go on! Sailing aboard the good ship, ‘Optimist of London’ is something that just cannot be missed this Summer. Sailing these shores for the past five years from the Marina del Este in La Herradura (20 minutes east of Nerja) and endorsed by the Granada Tourist Board, “Optimist of London” is a 45 foot fin-keel cutter rigged Bermudian Sloop, that has sailed across the Atlantic twice, cruised the Caribbean and now explores the hidden coves of the stunning Costa Tropical coast. Skippered by friendly captain Stephen and his crew, “Optimist of London” sails three times a day or can be chartered for full day trips or even longer excursions to Gibraltar, Morocco and the Balearics! The yacht is fully licensed and insured and is fitted with all safety equipment and every facility to make your trip as comfortable as possible, including toilets, showers, large open decks with upholstered cushions and a very

spacious interior with luxurious saloon, galley and 2 staterooms, one with a queen-sized 2poster bed and a bathroom... yes, it even has a bath onboard! Everyone is welcome... children and adults alike, non-sailors and salty old sea dogs... all ages can enjoy the experience of sailing a round-the-World ocean going yacht, safe in the knowledge of being cared for at all times by the professional skipper and his crew. When it comes to fun in the sun there is no better day out on the Costa Tropical and when it comes to value for money, then a trip on “Optimist of London” is unbeatable! Priced from just 45€ per person, inclusive of complimentary chilled bubbly, fresh fruit and nibbles on departure, beers and wines throughout the trip, and a plentiful and varied gourmet buffet meal served at anchor. You can choose to just chill out on the sun decks and admire the stunning views of the beautiful coastline or you can take a ride in the yacht’s high-speed rib, enjoy snorkelling, swimming, waterskiing or skimming across the surface of the calm seas on the thrilling donut! For a unique sailing experience and a not to be missed opportunity to view the spectacular coast line and a chance to spot dolphins too, sailing aboard “Optimist of London” is an incredible value indulgence that you will never forget! See advert below for details.


Traditional Fish & Chips take away (or eat on the terrace)

All your traditional favourites including Kebabs

Cooked freshly to order All meals come with either Mushy Peas, Coleslaw, Gravy or Curry Sauce Special Offer: Get a FREE bottle of wine, coke or Fanta with orders over 25â‚Ź Telephone orders welcome

Tel: 608 531 601

Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin

Opening times: Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 12noon - 9pm Wednesdays & Thursdays 5.30pm - 9pm

The Terminator Wasps & their nests TERMINATED 699 233 999 / 622 823 964


Caring for your Property, Pool and People Experienced, Professional & Reliable all year service. Pool Cleaning, Chemicals, Maintenance, Accessories or free advice. We cover a large area from around Antequera down to the coast Contact Ron: 637 995 088

Medical Thermography & Nutrition PREVENTION - EARLY DETECTION - MONITORING

DENtist Dr Bakri

*Dental Cosmetics *Implants Crowns & Bridges Algarrobo Costa Tel: 952 55 05 21

Torrox Costa Tel: 952 53 20 12

Emergencies: 678 974 892

English Dental Technician 30 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


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Jewellery Traders

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Opening Hours 12pm - 4pm 6.30pm - 12am avda. andalucia, 35, algarrobo Costa tel: 952 551 439 Mob: 673 160 208

MENU DEL Dia 5.90€ 6.90€ EVENiNgs


Gold, Silver, Jewellery, Coins, Jewellery repair Antique Furniture & War Medals GOOD RATES PAID FOR SCRAP & ITEMS!!

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

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








GOOD FOOD AT GOOD PRICES Open 10am til late. Kitchen open til 9pm (til 5pm on Sundays) Mon - 7.30pm - Bingo Tue - 8.30pm - Kim’s Quiz Wed - 2pm - Pool (all welcome) Thur - Closed

HAPPY HOUR! Mon - Sat 6pm - 7pm Beer - €1.50 / pint Spirit & mixer - €2.00 CLOSED THURSDAYS

Forthcoming Events Sat & Sun Afternoons Fri 3rd 8pm - 60s, 70s, 80s Disco CREAM TEAS an evening of classic tunes selected by our very own DJ steve With home-made scones Sat 18th 8pm - “T” Party €4.95 Come dressed as someone or something beginning with t!!


Our SKITTLES LANE is available for Group Bookings and Private Hire


For information or bookings please call:

663 393 987

C/Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel

Serenity Massage Therapy Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Kaeso Facials, Manicures and Pedicures Tandare Spray Tans only 15€ Gift Vouchers Available All treatments using paraben free oils and lotions Studio in tranquil El Romo, Colmenar By appointment only in Rumours Hair Salon Puente don Manuel Teri Spears-Ball Dips Carlton Institute 662 466 249/ 44 (0) 7826 485310

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

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

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

952 030 891 628 653 676


Block Montevideo, 3 Algarrobo Costa Tel/Fax: 952 511 209 Email:

Delivery & collection from your location Transfers to/from airport and surroundings Unlimited kilometres, fully insured and guaranteed, additional driver included Rent for 3 days - GET ONE FREE!! We speak English, German & Spanish

AIR CONDITIONING Repairs Servicing / Installations Tel: 651 198 409 Email:


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

“BARGAINS GALORE” 1st Sunday of every month

Restaurant El Pantano 9.30am - 1.30pm

(On the A356 towards Colmenar, overlooking the lake)

Call: 657 399 995 / 669 600 419



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

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

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

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

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Genghis Khan started out as a goatherd. Ghosts appear in 4 Shakespearian plays; Julius Caesar, Richard III, Hamlet and

Glass flutes do not expand with humidity so their owners are spared the nuisance of tuning them. Hindu men once believed it to be unluckily to marry a third time. They could avoid misfortune by marrying a tree first. The tree (his third wife) was then burnt, freeing him to marry again. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; '7' was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. 'UP' indicated the direction of the bubbles.

rendezvous Bar & restaurant Light bites including: Fried Camembert Fresh Scallops homemade Chicken Liver Pate

ThurSday any homemade Pizza from the menu €5 (not available for takeaway)

LIVE SPOrTS (Bar area only) Full Breakfast Menu served all day, every day Tapas & Specials Board available every day

Sunday Menu of the day 3 courses Choice of starter, main & dessert


Finest Steaks, Fish & Chicken fresh from the Grill FuLL MEnu SErVEd aLL day SPECIaL OCCaSIOnS & ParTIES CaTErEd FOr SuMMEr OPEnInG hOurS Monday & Tuesday - Closed Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – Late Saturday & Sunday - 11am – Late Camino de Venta Baja, Puente don Manuel, La Viñuela Please contact Victoria or Simon on 676 582 147 or 622 404 339 for reservations and details of forthcoming special nights & events

Come and enjoy Sue’s EXITING NEW MENUS in the fully air conditioned restaurant. 40o outside, 20o inside to enjoy your meal in comfort!


6pm - 10.30pm Saturdays 10am - 2pm / 6pm - 10.30pm Sundays 1pm - 10pm

“Help yourself Salad Bar”

NEw! with Crusty Bread and 3 Fish Taster plate served at your table.

Fresh Salmon, Scampi and Cod in Beer Batter accompanied with Tartare sauce, Dill sauce & a Lemon wedge. Followed by 4 meats - Chicken, Pork, Beef and Lamb all individually carved at your table, garnished by either hand cut chips or a side dish of fresh vegetables with a selection of sauces - Roquefort, Pepper or Barbecue. And to finish - Pancakes filled with Fruits of the Forest or Lemon & Sugar served with thick whipped cream or mixed Ice Cream with a sauce of your choice or Homemade Lemon Torte and cream. Come and try!!! All inclusive price of 8.95€ August offer - Complimentary glass of beer, wine or soft drink!


Tuesdays and Thursdays



Early opening from 5.30pm - 8pm for all you Quiz Lovers! Before you go to your favourite quiz, feast on our Hot & Cold traditional English Buffet - Pork Pies, Hot Sausage Rolls, Chicken Legs, Homemade Scotch Eggs (the best I’m told), Warm Black Pudding Tartlets, Prawn Cocktail Vol-au-vents, Paté Vol-au-vents, Various Sandwiches, Egg Mayo, Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon Tartlets topped with Caviar, Camembert & Smoked Salmon Open Rolls and Hot Sausages with a Mustard Dip and “Help yourself Salad Bar” You really must try at only 6€ per person Normal menus available from 7pm

Large Cod in Crispy Beer Batter, Hand Cut Chips, Mushy Peas, Pickled Onion and Bread & Butter or Fresh Salmon, New Potatoes and Broccoli served with Dill Sauce & Lemon Wedge - 7.50€


Your choice of 8 Pizzas

and “Help yourself Salad Bar” - 7.50€ per person. Freshly baked Garlic Bread also available


Fully air conditioned restaurant. 40o outside, 20o inside to enjoy your meal in comfort!

Restaurant “The Garden” SATURDAYS

Don’t forget our Super Bumper Breakfast / Brunch 10am - 2pm including freshly squeezed Orange Juice and Tea / Coffee - 7.95€ or Smaller Breakfasts, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon Sandwiches, Toasties, etc. Light meals also available - Ploughman’s, Scampi, Spaghetti Bolognese - Lots of choices, so pop in to see the menu


Don’t forget we are still serving our very popular Sunday Lunches from 1pm - 6.30pm Choice of 6 starters, 3 meats and 6 desserts - only 10.95€ or main course only for 7.95€ including a drink. Followed by A la Carte 7pm - 10pm Full Menu and Tapas also available


Served 6pm - 8pm (excluding Sundays) 1 main dish 3.95€ 2 mains for 2 people including a bottle of wine - 10€ See our Daily Specials Board

“The Garden” Bar (next door)

Open everyday from 5pm til late (inc. Wednesdays) Happy hour 5.30pm - 7pm (Tubo 80c / Pint 1.60€) Saturdays & Sundays open from 1pm 2 Happy Hours - 1.30pm - 2.30pm / 5.30pm - 7pm


Come and enjoy all your matches & events including The Olympics, F1 and the new Premiership Football season all on our 2 METRE SCREEN or Plasma TV. 2 different events at the same time Bar food available - Come & try something from our FREE FREE Daily Specials Board We look forward to seeing you!

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

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

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Summer Activities For The Kids Everyone loves the summer break! Sitting in the sun, splashing around in the pool, what’s not to like? However, sometimes, as much as I hate to say it, the summer break can get boring. Here are 25 things you can get the kids to do to continue having fun this summer! Go for a swim! Play in the sprinkler Go on a picnic Take nature pictures Make string bracelets. You can sell them or keep them for you and your friends! Make an ice cream sundae or root beer float Go outdoor/window shopping Make cakes Give you dog a bath Have a sleepover Plant a tree or flowers Go to the park Learn a new trick - a cartwheel, back handspring, stand on your hands or do a front flip Tye-Dye a shirt

Make a smoothie Make icepops Camp in a tent in your backyard Have a BBQ with your neighbours Play games in the dark - Cops & Robbers, Ghost in the Graveyard, etc. Blast the radio and make up a new dance with your friends Make up a dance in a pool Have a water balloon fight Take your dog for a walk Sign up for a summer camp Fly a kite Whichever you choose have lots of fun doing it!



WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER OFFERS, WHICH ARE AS FOLLOWS:COCA COLA TINS .50CTS; SAN MIGUEL 330ML CANS .50CTS; SAN MIGUEL 1 LITRE BOTTLES 1€; ROSE WINE .70CTS. The success of our Cornish Pasty bake off was tremendous. We will continue to stock these in our freezer, together with the home baked pork pies. ALL GENUINELY PREPARED IN CORNWALL “PROPER JOB JETHRO!!” OUR W.I.G.I.G. OFFERS ARE ROBINSONS CORDIALS-NOW 17 VARIETIES & HEINz SALAD CREAM BOTH 1.50€!! Opening hours: Monday - saturday 9am - 7.30pm sunday 10am - 4 pm


Where you are Number ONE Not one of a number Puente don Manuel

We have found a fantastic – and inexpensive way – of getting rid of flies. The cost 1.50€ and a small amount of your time. Please do not bombard us with phone calls, we have the products in the shop. We have in store Apple Pies at .90cts for 6; Marzipan & Iced Fruit Slab for 2.50€; Pan de Molde, Finger Rolls & Burger Baps 1€ per pack; Our latest Scoop! - Italian Traditional Ice Creams are really cool. By order only, Organic Vegetable boxes WE ONLY CLOSE TWO DAYS OF THE YEAR, CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEAR’S DAY, WE DO NOT CLOSE FOR SPANISH OR BRITISH HOLIDAYS

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Find The Cat “Find the cat” has certainly captured your imagination. Here’s another!!

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CONTRACT CARDS DISHES DIGIBOXES REMOTES T.V. REPAIR SATELLITE INSTALLATION All with 12 months guarantee We deliver and install in all areas Call us to check out our prices Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10 am - 2pm

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

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AutoCool Summer is here and there is still time to get your aircon in good condition! 

As usual, we put it off as long as possible before we turn on our air con in the car. When we do, it doesn’t feel that cold. This was exactly the case with my a/c, it seemed it wasn’t working very well. So I decided to call Mike from AutoCool and a time was arranged and refreshingly he was there on the dot and he got to work straight away! Mike went through what was going to happen step by step. The initial temperature that my car was chucking out was 10.40, quite good I thought until Mike reckoned on it being 5ish, Wow!! After carrying out some visible checks, Mike then cracked on. He connected up his equipment & measured the bar pressure of my system - 45 psi which is quite low, should be about 90 psi. The next stage was to remove the old gas, which is quite dangerous as it could give you a nasty freeze burn and is not very nice for the atmosphere if it escaped, then vacuum the system. This is the most important part of the service. This procedure vacuums the system to minus pressure to remove all remaining moisture, which does the damage. Fresh gas is then introduced and Mike added some compressor oil with some UV dye, to lubricate the seals and to pinpoint any leaks that may occur in the years to come. After some final checks, Mike was finished and we both sat in the car to take the temperature again. Amazingly it was now pumping out just over 50, my car was freezing. In all, Mike was here just under an hour and was thoroughly efficient and professional. This service is a must. I have a 7 year old car and it had lost half the gas in it’s aircon system. Think

about it. Mike tells me that he also offers a different service to car owners in the Costa del Sol. In his travels repairing car aircon systems he noticed that a large number of car headlights had been badly affected by the UV rays of the sun.



A lot of car headlights are now made using polycarbonate or other plastic compounds and as a result of exposure to the sun these headlights are badly affected, making them yellow and opaque. Not only is this dangerous, cutting down their effectiveness by up to 85% but it is now classified as a FAIL POINT in the current ITV test. Help is on hand as Mike has invested in professional equipment that can restore headlights and rear light lenses to virtually as new condition leaving a bright, clear finish with protection against the sun’s UV rays. Many new headlights can cost anything from 100 to 350 euros and Mike can re-finish them to a very high standard at a fraction of this cost. See main advert below

aUtOCOOL The only mobile service specialising solely in car air-con systems. Get your a/c serviced now before next summer and before it lets you down. Have your headlights gone opaque or yellow? Before This is now a fail on After the ITV test so get them professionally refinished. For both services call Mike now on 951 321446 or 616 264067


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Recipe Of The Month Lamb steak kebabs with mint ingredients 1tbsp rosemary, finely chopped 1tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 353g lamb steaks, trimmed of all fat and cut into 1½ cm cubes 1 sweet pepper, deseeded and cut into small chunks 1 courgette, halved and cut into chunks For the salsa 1tbsp baby capers 2tbsp fresh mint, chopped 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1½ tbsp red wine vinegar 1tsp Dijon mustard 1tsp honey 2tbsp olive oil

Method 1. Mix together the rosemary, oil and garlic. Add the lamb and vegetables and mix well to coat. Marinate for at least half an hour, or overnight. 2. Combine the salsa ingredients and set aside. 3. Thread lamb, peppers and courgettes onto 4 skewers and season. Griddle or barbecue for 8 -10 minutes, turning until lightly charred. 4. Spoon over a little of the salsa. Serve with extra salsa, flat bread and salad.

recipe facts: 10 mins to prepare, plus 12 hours marinating and 10 mins to cook


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When You Get Older Symptoms Of Being Over 25

9. You start to worry about your parents' health.

1. You leave clubs before the end to "beat the rush". (worst still you don't go to the clubs)

10. You have more disposable income, but everything you want or need to buy costs between 200 and 500 quid.

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.

11. You don't get funny looks when you buy a Disney video or a Wallace and Gromit bubble bath, as the sales assistant assumes they are for your children. 12. Pop music all starts to sound the same. 13. You opt for Pizza Express over Pizza Hut because they do a really nice half-bottle of house red. 14. You always have enough milk in. 15. 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. 16. You wish you had a shed. 17. You have a shed.

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Mumbys Homecare Support Who we are .... We are a small, family-run, professional care company looking for compassionate, caring people to join our expanding team. Our company has been supplying quality carers for more than 10 years in the South of England and East Anglia. Our beliefs..... Our ethos is simple: respect for and support of our clients at every point whilst in our care. We feel that the client should be treated as part of our own family, and shown respect, compassion, understanding and support. What we do.... We supply fully-trained carers to care for the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes, helping them to remain independent, lead fulfilling lives and retain their life skills. The client’s

needs are paramount for us. What we can do for you.... Do you think you would like to work in the UK and have your board and lodgings paid for while caring for the vulnerable and elderly in their own home? We will train you and be there to support you at every step. During your training, we will put you up in a local bed and breakfast and reimburse you for your flight to the UK. Your salary will start at a basic take-home wage of ÂŁ300 pw; we will pay all taxes, insurances, holiday etc ... We will support you and actively encourage you to pursue further training and qualifications. We will supply a laptop and dongle to enable Skype contact with the office, and to allow the client to maintain contact with their own family. If we sound like the type of company you could work for, and you feel you have the qualities we are looking for, then email us: or see our website: for further information.


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For Facebook Fans 16 types of people on facebook - which one are you?! 1. The “Lurker” - Never posts anything or comments on your post, but reads everything. 2. The “Hyena” - Doesn’t ever really say anything, just LOL’s and LMAO’s at everything. 3. “Mr./Ms. Popular” - Has 4,367 friends for NO reason. 4. The “Gamer” - Plays words with friends, mafia wars, bakes virtual cakes and stuff, etc. 5. The “Prophet” - Every post makes a reference to God. 6. The “Thief” - Steals status updates, and will probably steal this one. (That’s me then)!  7. The “Cynic” - Hates their life, and everything in it, as shown by the sombre tone in all of their statuses. 8 The “Collector” - Never posts anything either, but joins every group and becomes fans of random stuff. 9. The “Promoter” - Always sends event invitations to things that you ultimately delete or ignore. 10. The “Liker” - Never actually says anything, but always clicks the “like” button. 11. The “Hater” - Every post revolves around someone hating them, and they swear people are trying to ruin their life. 12. The “Anti-Proofreader” - This person would benefit greatly from spellcheck, and sometimes you feel bad for them because you don’t know if they were typing fast, or just stupid. 13. The “Drama Queen/King” - This person always posts stuff like “I can believe this”, or

“They gonna make me snap today!” in the hopes that you will ask what happened, or what’s wrong, but then they never end up finishing the story. 14. The “Womp Womp” - This person consistently tries to be funny, but never is. 15. The “News” - Always updates you on what they are doing and who they are doing it with. 16. The “Rooster” - Feels that it is their job to tell Facebook “Good Morning” every day.

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Advantages of CED Generators: 1. Savings in your actual fuel spending. This is valid for both motorway and town (city) driving as well. Just imagine how much you can save by the end of the year! (Average 700€) 2. Increases the power and performance of your vehicle. The more fuel you burn, the more the engine gets rattled up and wrecked. Once you switch to CED, you enhance power and performance. 3. Reduces the CO2 emissions. Eliminating pollution and other harmful excretes our engines let out. What´s wrong with doing something good for the environment? 4. Reduces the temperature in the engine. Also improves engine life-span since it’s burning at a much cooler state. 5. Removes the carbon in your engine and prevents future carbon build up. 6. Lower noise in the engine. CED effect in the combustion cycle. The engine will sound much quieter than it was before, this is due to less combustion in your car. 7. Increases the life span of your engine.

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Due to massive growth we require experienced mechanics in this area

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

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

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

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Garra Rufa Fish - Feet Nibbling! If you still haven’t had your feet nibbled Why not?! It’s such a brilliant experience. Pop along to abc Nailstore in Nerja, C/Barrio 35-B or call: 952 52 52 89. Originating from Turkey this unique pedicure and skin treatment massages your feet using Garra Rufa fish. what are the benefits? The Garra Rufa fish nibble away the dry skin from your feet leaving your feet feeling refreshed and healthy. These clever fish can also stimulate acupuncture points, helping to regulate the nervous system, relax the body and release fatigue. Your blood circulation and flow is also greatly increased during the treatment. what does it feel like? The treatment can be a little tickly to start with, which is great, because we can all do with a laugh once in a while! You will feel a light tingling sensation and enjoy a relaxing foot massage. Does it hurt? No! The fish have no teeth so the treatment works by them gently nibbling away at dry skin which is a lovely experience! Can i catch any diseases? No, certainly not! These fish cannot transfer any diseases to humans. You rinse your feet before the treatment and have your own dedicated spa pod. We employ a state of the art filtration system to ensure utmost safety for our clients. However, we do advise that people with weakened immune systems or underlying medical conditions, including diabetes, eczema and psoria-sis, against partaking as general guidelines dictate that people with these conditions may be at risk of infection. You also cannot partake if you have a verucca, fungal nail or an infectious skin condition as these conditions can be contagious. Sorry! If you have any open cuts or wounds on your feet you should allow them to heal first. We also advise to wait at least 24 hours after having a leg wax or shaving. Can i have the treatment if i am wearing fake tan? Generally we would say no, as they can be quite toxic to the fish. Can i take the treatment if i am wearing nail varnish? Yes, as long as it’s applied more than 48 hours beforehand and it isn’t flaking. how old do i have to be? If you are accompanied by an adult - any age! If you are not with an over 18 year old you must be at least 14. how much does it cost? Amazingly it costs a lot less than you may think! Treatments start at just 10€. To help you choose, a full price list is available at the salon. For eg:, you may opt for a fish pedicure with a relaxing massage and (if required) a polish of your choice. Either way all our treatments certainly make you feel good! Do i have to book an appointment? This is a "walk-in" service with NO appointment, so please just pop on in and let our little fish work their magic.


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Frigiliana (pronounced Frihiliana) is the Axarquía´s answer to Mijas and has won several awards for beauty and conservation. It is one of the larger villages in the area with a population of around 3,000, some of whom own holiday homes but the majority live there all year round. It is seven kilometres inland from Nerja and sits on top of a ridge in the foothills of the Sierra de Enmedio part of the Alhama, Tejeda and Almijara mountains. Like most Pueblo´s Blancos the streets are narrow, steep and winding and it is easy to get lost in the maze of cobbled pavements that lead between the white-washed houses. Traffic is only allowed through by permit except for deliveries between 08:00 to 13:00 weekdays. So for the most part you will find it safe to walk about without being flattened to a wall! Barribarto is the historical centre of town and its Moorish architecture and

narrow streets are a reminder of the past influence of a culture never forgotten. With 750 years of Moorish occupation, Frigiliana can never forget the legacy of the Moors and every year celebrates for four days the customs, gastronomy and music of Three Cultures, Christians, Moors and Jews. After the Christian conquest in 1487 there was a peaceful co-existence between these three distinct cultures for about 100 years. The village suffered extreme misfortune with plague, storms, earthquake and the phylloxera pest that destroyed the vines in this and other areas. It is thanks to tourism that Frigiliana regained its peace and prosperity. As you walk through the narrow, winding streets of the old barrio today you will find plenty of shops selling a gamut of wares. There are bars and restaurants to quench your thirst and appetite before you visit such monuments as The Palacio de los Condes de Frigiliana, the Ecce Homo Heritage, The San Antonio Church and the Phoenician Necropolis. The most direct way to drive to Frigiliana is straight up from the motorway at Nerja, or you can take the mountain road from Torrox. The village lies 56 kilometres from Málaga at an altitude of 318 metres and is on the Route of Sun and Wine.

Property Of The Month AS2351 Vélez-Málaga 1,459,000€ Own a hotel with 8 en-suite guest rooms right in the centre of town. Rooms are in a simple classic design combined with a chic, contemporary influence and a sensual touch. Set around a cool and tranquil courtyard, your guests can take breakfast, relax or just chill out after a day´s sightseeing, exercise in the swim-spa pool and sunbathe on a roof top terrace with stunning views of the town, the castle and the mountains beyond. Included in the building is a 3 bedroom house with a high walled garden. The constructed area is a little over 700m2 on a plot of 336m2. Viewings highly recommended!

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La Tasca - Now Open Thurs & Fri Nights Q: What is the meaning of ‘La Tasca’? A: Small humble Spanish tavern where you can always have something to eat and drink. La Tasca in Torre Del Mar, has become a favourite breakfast and lunch stop for many of the expat community and it’s not difficult to understand why when you smell the tantalising aroma of good quality British bacon and sausages wafting out from the kitchen of what appears to be a Spanish tasca! It’s a rare sight to see the Spanish comunity having ‘tostadas con aceite y tomate’ alongside someone tucking into a ‘full English’ as both traditions are generally catered for in separate localities, but here in La Tasca you will find a fusion of international people enjoying an excellent variety of food and drinks. Now with a fantastic baker onboard, La Tasca is producing beautiful warm croissants, various types of breads for the ‘Special Sandwich’ menu and their latest introduction, the 'Big Breakfast Muffin’ - a soft Swiss bread muffin filled with the best of British! La Tasca doesn’t just do great breakfasts, so why not try any of the daily lunch specials or

something from the flame grill — perhaps a chicken and chorizo brochetta or a homemade steak burger with prime back bacon and Swiss cheese, maybe a Caesar salad or a light and tasty French omelette. However if you’re super hungry, you should try the new steak ‘La Torre Grande,’ the double steak and cheese tower burger with BBQ sauce…! There is also a strong Spanish influence running through the kitchen, with dishes like fresh grilled chorizo with peppered eggs, morcilla and salad, or the special assortment of tapas for 2/3 people to share. The La Tasca ‘Gambas Pil Pil’ — sizzling prawns in garlic oil is also fast becoming recognised by the locals as something a little bit special. Although La Tasca is a Spanish-style café bar, it is very international. The owners are Spanish, English and Scandinavian-speaking, which accounts for the multi-national clientele and the variety of food choices on the menu. There is firm belief in sourcing the best produce to create something simple, tasty and good value for money. Here you will find it all… Summer opening hours (Mon-Wed 9am4pm) (Thurs + Fri 9am-late) Sat (10am-4pm)

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A woman goes to the Doctor, worried about her husbands temper and threatening manner. The Doctor asks: "What's the problem?” The woman says: "Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every time my husband comes home drunk, he threatens to slap me around." The Doctor says: "I have a real good cure for that. When your husband comes home drunk, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don't swallow it until he goes to bed and is asleep." Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn. The woman says: "Doctor that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband came home drunk, I swished with water. I swished and swished, and he didn't touch me! How does the water do that?" The Doctor says: "The water does dam all. It's keeping your mouth shut that does the trick...."

Here is Mr. Share with some more share advice! This months Mr. Share has gone with Judges Scientific & has bought 138 @ 720p They design, manufacture and sell scientific instruments. Last months share Cape bought at 258p now 275p so the signs are there that things may be picking up! Let’s hope so!

$$$ PLEASE NOTE The investments we make are fictitious. Profits are not guaranteed, so please only invest what you can afford to lose!

“The hire company for the little ones”

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

B O a r D i N g C at t E ry Canillas de aceituno

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


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Profile Creator: Ian Fleming First appearance: 1953 Casino Royale Occupation: 00 Agent title: Commander (Royal Naval Reserve) Marital status: Widower. His wife, Teresa Di Vicenzo was killed in a drive-by shooting on the day of their wedding, on orders from Blofeld (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) Children: James Suzuki Bond (son with Kissy Suzuki) According to a fictional biography in the novel “You Only Live Twice,” Bond was born on 11 November 1920. His parents were Andrew Bond, from Glencoe, Scotland, and Monique Delacroix, from Yverdon, Switzerland. They were both killed in a climbing accident when Bond was 11. Bond’s only other ‘marriage’ was in the novel “Scorpius,” when he pretended to marry Harriet Horner in order to make their escape. She died of a snake bite two days later. Kissy Suzuki (You Only Live Twice) was the only one of his ‘Bond girls’ not to die a violent death. She died of ovar-

ian cancer, after giving birth to a son, James, whom Bond never knew he had. After his parents’ death, Bond went to live with his aunt, Charmian, in the village of Petts Bottom and was sent to Eton when he was 12. He only lasted two terms, being expelled for ‘girl trouble’ with a maid. He lost his virginity on his first visit to Paris at the age of sixteen, later reminiscing about the event in "From a View to a Kill." Bond is a heavy smoker — at one point admitting to smoking 70 cigarettes a day. Fleming himself smoked up to 80 a day Bond lives alone in a flat off Kings Road in Chelsea, looked after by an elderly Scottish housekeeper called May. In 1955, Bond earned around £2,000 a year net (worth £39,058 in 2012). He has an unlimited expense account when on assignment. The recipe for Bond’s Dry Martinis — shaken but not stirred — is: three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. 24 films have been made about James Bond and 38 novels have been written about him. Actors who have played him: Sean Connery (1962 – 1971 & 1983); David Niven (1967); George Lazenby (1969); Christopher Cazenove (1973); Roger Moore (1973 – 1985); Timothy Dalton (1986 – 1993); Pierce Brosnan (1995 – 2002); Daniel Craig (2006 – present). Ian Fleming completed his novel ‘Casino Royale’ in just over a month. A new Bond novel, written by William Boyd, is due for release next year and Daniel Craig’s latest film, “Skyfall,” is due for release in October.

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LT Construction being undermined. All too often the reinforcing is inadequate for the traffic on the drive. Avoid using substandard concrete mix, as it will lead to the break-up of the driveway after only a few years.

Printed Driveways Printed concrete drives can look very attractive when finished correctly. The driveway doesn’t need to be straight and regular, but can flow with the contours of the land. Islands and flowerbeds can also be incorporated to add features. They are prepared in the same way as a standard concrete drive. As with all construction work, preparation of the land is key to ensuring longevity of the build. Drains or gullies should be given a lot of consideration to avoid water erosion and the drive

A wet mix is applied to the reinforced concrete base, a coloured die is applied to the wet mix and a rubber stamp is then used to imprint the design into the concrete. Finally, a silicon compound is applied to seal the colour and reduce bleaching. Various effects and colours can be selected, depending on personal choice. Expansion lines are cut into the drive to relieve the pressure built up by concrete expanding during the hot summer period. Let LT Construction help with the design and build of your printed driveway. Together we can create something that is both practical and very attractive. Visit our website to see examples of different effects and colours at


El Faro (The Lighthouse)

simoniz Fix it scratch repair Pen Instantly removes scratches from your Car, Van or Motorbike •FAST action scratch removal with INSTANT results •Scratches DISAPPEAR right before your eyes •SAVE €€€s on Garage & Bodyshop Repairs •NO Sanding, NO Tools, NO Hardwork •Works on EVERY Colour for a perfect match Available from The Cool Dude at the Tuesday Market - Trapiche or The Friday market - Puente don Manuel Call for more information: 664 689 138 or email:


Nicola & Stewart welcome all to El Faro (The Lighthouse)

Karaoke Friday & Sunday Evenings from 8.30pm

Pool Table arriving soon Sky Sports Bar Snacks Open From 6pm Tuesday - Friday 4pm Saturday - Sunday or earlier for special sporting events Closed Mondays Avenida Toré Toré, Torre Del Mar

Phone: 646 756 692

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Pen Press They say there’s a book in all of us, and for budding authors out there who dream of having that book published, Pen Press could bring those dreams true in 2012. Independent publishers in the UK for sixteen years with many success stories to tell, they now have a rep regularly in Nerja to meet with authors and chat about their projects. It is now easier than ever to publish your book. With the arrival of eBooks for Kindle, Amazon has made self publishing possible for anyone who is computer savvy. Follow the instructions online, and your eBook could be available for millions to purchase within a matter of hours. However, new author beware! Don’t fall into the trap of doing everything yourself. If you want your book to be taken seriously and noticed, is of utmost importance to get professional help with editing, typesetting and cover design, to ensure that your work is showcased at its very best, whether you are publishing an eBook or physical book. With recent self-pub-

lishing sensations including E.L. James, Louise Voss and Amanda Hocking regularly holding top spots on the bestseller lists, there’s no better time to consider publishing your book. Pen Press have experience in helping authors at all levels with packages starting from 5 books for family and friends for a 75€ budget; print on demand production with ISBN and availability via Amazon; through to full publication with marketing support, sales and distribution. They have just secured an innovative and lucrative deal with a Chinese publisher for 21 books in their World of Little Eden series by first-time authors June and Caroline de Souza…proving that with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible for the new author! Contact managing director Lynn Ashman via email:, phone 633 350 211, or visit the website


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The first Ice Age flick was one of the most entertaining entries in the Pixar inspired series of films that followed Toy Story. It had a sweet core message and a satisfying comedy edge thanks to the inspired Scrat. In Ice Age 4, Scrat inadvertently causes a seismic shift of truly epic proportions while attempting to chow down on his favourite meal of an acorn. Managing to split the former super continent off into smaller continents, best pals Manny, Sid and Diego become stranded on a

block of ice, away from Manny’s missus and teen daughter. With each of the Ice Age films the animation has improved and the action has evolved to a more dynamic place. This is more than enough to distract children for an hour and a half. Sid has his moments and Scrat is hilarious; but a large injection of new characters voiced by a painfully “hip” supporting cast do not make this fourth instalment in the Ice Age series feel particularly fresh. Star Rating - ***/*****

Friends Bistro Bar “Debbie, Stuart, Tom and Emma would like to welcome you to their family run Bistro”

We offer you an extensive range of freshly prepared meals to suit all tastes - daily specials always available

“Just the Best” Sunday Roast, available from 1pm on Sundays through to the evening Bookings advisable Dont forget Roy’s fun quiz every Thursday with cash prizes and free tapas, so come on down and join in the fun, starting at 8.30pm Event of the month not to be missed! Abba karaoke Mamma Mia charity night in aid of the animals, come along and join in the fun, games and prizes to be won! Friday 3rd August from 8pm Tickets include food

Sports Events Televised, Internet access and wifi available Watch our boards or join us on facebook to find out what’s going on for fun evenings

Open daily 10am to late Tel: 952 519 733 Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel


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The Word Queen Last month I described the benefits of focusing your marketing efforts on Amazon. Becoming a Number One Amazon Bestselling Author is extremely advantageous and there are virtually endless benefits. It allows you to: • Establish yourself as an expert in your field/niche. • Gain exposure for you and your book. • Drive a huge amount of traffic to a website or blog which talks about your book, etc… • Increase your consultation and coaching charges. • Receive offers from different sources of media to invite you for an interview about your book and your services. The basic concept of an Amazon bestseller campaign is to drive people to a special page telling them about your book, and to get them to return to that page to buy your book on the specified day of your launch. The reason why you want them to come back on a specified day is to hike up your Amazon sales rank. Most people will be more than willing to return to

your page (as opposed to going directly to Amazon to buy your book) because after they buy it, they’ll be able to claim some fantastic bonus gifts. These free gifts (often with a combined value of $200 or more) will be offered by a group of Joint Venture Partners (JVP’s) who you have brought together. Once the necessary steps have been taken and a launch date has been set, you can sit back and watch your book creep up the sales rankings and become an Amazon bestseller! Love & Light The Word Queen xx See main advert on page 115

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Cafe - Bar “Serving a selection of new dishes and of course, Fresh Fish! Attractive prices”

Fresh Cod and Chips available everyday just 8€ Now Reserving For Almunecar Fireworks Night - 15th August C/Marquita 3, Paseo Puerta del Mar, Almuñecar Tel: 958 630 245 / 629 882 696 You can find us near the old Post Office, in front of the entrance to the underground car park. Open everyday in August.



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Las Nenas Kennels RE-LOCATED

One of the region’s best-established boarding kennels has recently been re-located — but it has not moved far! Bente and Jorgen, who first opened Las Nenas kennels in November 2009, remain in the Canillas de Aceituno area and will also be running their new kennels there. ‘We are still located in the countryside between Canillas de Aceituno and Sedella, it’s just that we have moved slightly further along the same track that we were on before,’ says Bente. ‘The big difference is that we are now only about ten minutes off the Vélez-Málaga/Viñuela main road. ‘As always, we provide a very friendly and caring service with plenty of time to stimulate and

play with all our visiting dogs. ‘All dogs have three daily walks in what is an extremely safe and tranquil area, with hardly any traffic around at all.’ The new kennels have a spacious sheltered area and an enclosed play area, which are protected from the sun at all times. ‘Hopefully, all our regular clients will like our new setting, and visitors are always welcome for a viewing or more information,’ Bente added. Bente and Jorgen are happy to guide guests to the kennels, and they also provide a collection and delivery service. See main advert below

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Cancel Your Credit Cards Before You Die Reported in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle

MBNa: 'Our system just isn't set up for death. I don't know what more I can do to help.'

A lady died in September, and MBNA bank billed her in October and November for their annual service charges on her credit card, then in December added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance that had been ÂŁ0.00, now is somewhere around - ÂŁ60.00. A family member rang MBNA:

Family Member: 'Well, if you sort it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. I don't think she will care.'

Family Member: 'I am calling to tell you that my grandmother died in September.' MBNa: 'But the account was never closed and so the late fees and charges still apply.' Family Member: 'Maybe, you should pass it over to your collections department.'

MBNa: 'Well, the late fees and charges will still apply.' Family Member: 'Would you like her new billing address?' MBNa: 'That would help.' Family Member: 'Plot 1049.' Heaton Cemetary, Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne MBNa: 'But, that's a cemetery!'

MBNa: 'Since it is two months over due, it already has been.'

Family Member: 'Well, what the f*** do you do with dead people on your planet?'

Family Member: 'So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?'

The MBNA were not available for comment when a reporter from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle rang them.

MBNa: 'Either report her account to the Frauds Department or report her to The Credit Bureau, maybe both!' Family Member: 'Do you think God will be upset with her?' MBNa: 'Excuse me?' Family Member: 'Did you just get what I was telling you... The part about her being dead?' MBNa: 'Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor.' Supervisor gets on the phone: Family Member: 'I'm phoning to tell you, she died in September.' MBNa: 'But the account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.' Family Member: 'You mean you want to collect from her estate?' MBNa: (Stammer) 'Are you her solicitor?' Family Member: 'No, I'm her grandson' MBNa: 'Could you fax us a death certificate?' Family Member: 'no problem.' (fax number is given ) After they get the fax:

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The Town Frier It’s chiptastic in Puente don Manuel It all started with one of those moments of impulse — a smell or aroma. Whilst doing my rounds in Puente don Manuel, it hit me like a ton of bricks: the smell of fish and chips! I was rather hungry so I popped into 'The Town Frier’ where the new owners Trevor and Eve gave me a warm welcome. I ordered cod and chips with a ‘wally’ (that’s pickled gherkin to the uneducated) and took them outside on the well-dressed terrace. A sprinkle of salt, malt vinegar and a wedge of lemon and I dug in. My goodness, it was absolutely fantastic! The very large cod was pure white, flaky and moist; the batter light and golden with no sign of grease and the chips were cooked to perfection with enough crispiness on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The portion was huge, too — fantastic!

The prices are very reasonable and all meals include a choice of mushy peas, coleslaw, gravy or curry sauce. I have since had their magical doner kebabs: proper, with a lovely spicy chilli sauce. Just the job after a hard afternoon’s toil (or drinking)! Trevor and Eve took over the chippie in June this year and have transformed the business. They are open from 12 noon - 9pm Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 5.30pm - 9pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Everything is cooked fresh to order and is well worth the visit! See advert on page 51

we offer garden design and general maintenance including:

Automatic Irrigation Systems, Drainage, Pest Control Garden and Pool Maintenance Pergolas, Printed Concrete


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Olympics 2012 Facts Not long now until the big opening..... 

comes from Newport in Wales The wave shaped roof on the Aquatics Centre measures 12,000 square metres which is one and a half times bigger than Wembley football pitch

Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium will have a capacity of 80,000 during the Games It is the lightest Olympic stadium ever built The fourteen lighting towers are needed because this is the first Olympic Games with HD TV freeze-frame coverage that will be essential to capture the action Part of the supporting structure of the roof is formed from 2,500 tonnes of steel tubing that was actually recycled from old gas pipelines Aquatics Centre The steel used to build the Aquatics centre

The amount of material that had to be excavated to build the Aquatics centre was the equivalent of 160,000 tonnes of soil Velodrome The Velodrome is one of the most sustainable venues in the Olympic Park. The lightweight roof weighs roughly half that of any other covered Velodrome, helping create a highly-efficient building The Velodrome ‘Cable – net’ roof is made from 17 km of steel cables. That’s over 10 miles of steel cable, twice the height of Mount Everest The designers and builders of the London 2012 Velodrome are aiming for it to be the fastest indoor cycling track in the world.

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Random Jokes I’ve just been sacked from my new job in the Wines and Spirits section at Tesco. A Muslim came in and asked if I could recommend a good port. I said “Try Dover”. ------------------------------------------------------------A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father hadn't left me a fortune?' 'Honey,' the woman replied sweetly, 'I'd have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE!' ------------------------------------------------------------A young boy went up to his father and asked "What's the difference between potentially and realistically?" The father ponders for a moment, then answered "Go ask your mother if she would sleep with Robert Redford for a million quid and also ask your sister if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million quid, then come back and tell me what you learned.” So the boy went to his mother and asked "Mum would you sleep with Robert Redford for a million quid?" The mother replied "Definitely, wouldn't pass an opportunity like that." The boy then went to his older sister and asked

"Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million quid?" The girl replied "Oh gosh, I would just love to do that, I would be nuts to pass up that opportunity." The boy then thought about it for a few days, and went back to his father. His father asked him "Did you find the difference between potentially and realistically?" The boy replied "Yes, potentially we're sitting on 2 million quid, but realistically we're living with two slappers.” "The father replied "That's my boy."

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Every Monday from 7.30pm Bingo is back at Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel in our ‘new look’ garden. (Weather permitting) 682 502 870 Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market be tween 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. 682 502 870 Every Tuesday La Vaqueria Farmers Lunch. Set menu for just 5€. Reservations 952 517 273 (See main add below) Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, C/Dr Maranon, Torre del Mar. Bingo Quiz night with a difference. Quiz mixed with Bingo!! from 8.30pm with cash prizes. Now hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call

952544362 Every Thursday La Vaqueria Art Class. Informal and fun with professional tuition. 11am 1pm. Tel 952 517 273 (See main add below) Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, 10am - 1.30pm Puente don Manuel. Every Friday La Vaqueria Ladies Dinner. From 7pm enjoy a two course vegetarian meal with great company and lively chat! Reservations 952 517 273 (See main add below) Every Wednesday, New Art Class at La Vaqueria. Learn to draw, sketch and paint in an informal and fun atmosphere. Suitable for beginers or people who feel they would just like to have a go as well as more experienced artists who enjoy working in company. Tel 952517273 or see main add below. APARIV have moved to a new shop on Duque du Ahumada, Torre del Mar and are always looking for volunteers to support our current team. Plus donations of Bric a Brac, clothes etc gratefully received. A.P.A.Ri.V Association for the Protection of Animals Rincon de la Victoria Meet Rafa (left) our resident Mastin. This big fellow was actually thrown over the refuge fence by his family that simply did not want him anymore. Rafa was most likely born in the spring of 2011. He stands almost 62cm high, is about 60cm long and weighs in the area of 45 kilos. He is quite a friendly dog and being young, loves to play. Although he gets along with the other dogs fairly well, he is probably better suited to being the only dog in the family. Rafa would be quite obedient in the right setting. A.P.A.Ri.V Association for the Protection of Animals Rincon de la Victoria This is Dina (right) She and her two sisters, Dee and Dottie, were born March 25, 2012 on the side of the road in the Granada province to mum, Abby. We think her dad was a small doberman mix. Dee has a delightful character and of course, just loves to play. She gets along with big and small dogs alike. She is expected to be a small dog, weighing under 5 kilos. Dina—as well as Dee and Abby would make a wonderful addition to any family. If interested in adopting Dina or Rafa please call Alix or Lola 657 219 369 Please also visit our website at or contact us at

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Dates For The Diary (Continued) CardioDance: Learn to Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle. Dance Classes: Also includes Rumba, Sal Cha & Choreographed Routines Keep Fit Classes with or without weights.Your Heart, Your Life, Your Choice. Almeria to Estepona. Hugh Grant 606086300 The "El Valle Asociacion" Based around the Lake Vinuela & surrounding areas. Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Camping Bar on the side of Lake Vinuela (A356). The club organises events,trips and social functions. For further details and timings check the web site. ABC DANCING. Learn to ballroom dance with "Dancing Dave". It's as easy as ABC. Why not come along and keep fit whilst making new friends? Now available at several different venues. Ring Dave for further details on 952 531 259 / 617 863 193. 15th August. The Annual Almunecar fireworks display takes place. Possibly one of the greatest fireworks displays on the planet, an incredible half hour display of some of the finest fireworks you will ever see in Spain, all in time with music, it is an event that is just not to be missed and the perfect excuse to spend a night on the Costa Tropical... Restaurante Sabina, with it’s extensive outside terrace area and unbeatable views of the incredible Almunecar display will be offering a three course special menu this evening, priced at just 35€ per couple including a bottle of wine. Be very quick to reserve your table as tonight is certain to sell out very fast indeed! See advert on page 92 Vinuela Ecological Farmers Market Opp. the Pharmacy. 1st & 3rd Sat each month. 10.3014.30. Fresh Handmade organic produce. Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Chutney & Jams, Sweets, Tarts, Bread, Pasta & Fresh Sauces, Mustards, Olive Pate, Natural Soap, Fertilizer, etc. Lake Vinuela Social Club We meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 12 noon until approx. 2.30pm followed by lunch at the Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, raffle, open the box and bingo. Our aim is to enjoy ourselves and raise money for local and international charities. We are holding a supper/dance on the 7th July at Chiringuito Antonio's 7.30pm for 8pm 10€. For details and other social events contact Carol 676 772 693 or David 634 372 130



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s n g i S r Sta Mystic Mag rubs in the suncream, sits back, and let’s the August predictions flow...

up resenting you. Lucky sign – Atishoooo!

Capricorn – Investment opportunities are presenting themselves to you around every corner, but be careful what you commit to. Outweigh the risks as well as the benefits. Lucky sign – A height chart

Cancer – Holy moses! Seek fashion sense asap or the fashion police will turn up and scoot you away for a long long time… Lucky sign – Zara

Aquarius – Recent happenings have forced you to feel somewhat down in the dumps. There is something out there that will lift your spirits but only you can find it. Lucky sign – Telescope Pisces – A clever little soul like you should really look into furthering your education. After all, knowledge is power and power is pretty darn cool. Lucky sign – How to Books Aries – Having the gift of the gab can often be favourable but sometimes not as you can be viewed as a real pain in the jacksey. Try putting a sock in it at times (a clean one mind)! Lucky sign – Mime Taurus – It’s the time of the year for holidays. If you can’t beat them join them. Go on become a tourist for a week or so. Remember the camera…and the sunhat! Lucky sign – Easyjet Gemini – There’s lots going on in your vida right now and you are enjoying the busy spell, but don’t forget friends and loved ones in the trail of dust you leave behind or they could end

Leo – Don’t get bogged down with other people’s problems. It’s ok to lend an ear now and again, but there are limits so set them and stick to them! Lucky sign – Ear muffs Virgo – The early bird gets the worm. But remember sometimes the worm needs a tug. Lucky sign – Soil heaps Libra – Stamping your feet and throwing tantrums gets you nowhere. Try resolving any issues with a simple adult conversation. Lucky sign – Board table Scorpio – Keep your goals and visions strong and stay focused on your mission plan. All will go your way and you know it. Lucky sign – Clear path Sagittarius – You have never fancied being an astronaut, but sometimes these things and these challenges have a funny way of presenting themselves. Lucky sign – Button Moon And if it’s your Birthday this month, OOOOOHHHHH hark at you!!!!

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Flyers from 120€

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While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. *Large Enclosed Play Area *Lots of Country Walks *Pet Collection / Delivery Service *Vet Services - On Call *Gourmet Meals



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Mini Digger For Hire 693 505 272 693 520 108


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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar: We meet every Wed between 12-2pm at the La Vega Rest. next to Mercadona supermarket in Torre Del Mar. All ages welcome, various activities held at the weekly meetings. We meet every Wed at the La Vega Rest Torre Del Mar 12 1.30. To book of for info contact Merryll 663658354 or visit our web site at: Phone Merryll on 663658354 for further information. RBL - Los Romanes Branch We are still a branch of the Royal British Legion. We meet every Tuesday from 12.00 noon until 2.00 pm. at The Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. On the first Tuesday of every month we have menu del dia at the restaurant. Please feel free to come and join us any time, you do not have to be a member. For social contact Lorraine on 952510203. For other contact Margaret on 951 167 600. Visit our web site on Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”,(Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar. Opening hours Mon-Fri 10am-1pm & 3pm-6pm. Tel 952 543 334 / 952 540 432 e-mail: Web: Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Centre will be closed for the month of August except for the Fri coffee morning each week and the Aun Anglican Church Service. Fri Coffee Morning. Refreshments, Boutique, Brica-brac, preserves, library, books for sale. 11am-1pm. Mobility Equipment Available: Wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, child car seat, and many other mobility aids. If you need help or wish to hire equipment please contact the Centre by telephone. August events Wed 15th - Come and join Lux Mundi, for ´The Spectacular Big Bang´, in Almuñecar. The group will travel by coach to join in the festivities in honour of the Virgen de la Antigua (Virgin of the Old), which have been celebrated continuously since 1569. During the week, different recreational and cultural activities have taken place which culminate on the night of August the 15th, when there is a procession, car-

rying the Virgin, starting from the Church of the Incarnation to the beach of San Cristobal, where many boats are waiting at sea to accompany the image to the Playa Puerta del Mar (the Sea Gate Beach). There then follows a fantastic firework display, set to music, which accentuates the beauty of the San Miguel Castle and the Holy Rock. Departure times Viñuela 7.30pm, Torre Del Mar 8pm, Caleta 8.15pm, Algarrobo 8.25pm. For further information and bookings, Tel. 952 543 334 or 952 540 432. E-mail: RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment & monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, & we welcome all new and existing RBL members. Tel: 603 879 308 POCAPECUNIA, is the Charity Shop in aid of The Love A Child Foundation, founded by John Margetson in 2002 in Nerja. The shop is open from Sat-Mon from 10am-1.30pm and you can find the shop in the Calle Bella Vista 6, between the Parador and the Villa Flamenca Hotel. The shop is always in need of plastic bags, hangers, summer wear, books and household items. The FHT AxarquiaTherapists Group will not meet again during the summer, although there may be a get-together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of FHT in August. Further information can be obtained from tel: 951 32 1613 or 633 75 99 88 or 619 978 890. U3A El Morche is a registered organisation which runs a variety of learning groups. These currently include debating, singing, book club, petanque, quizzing, walking, photography, meditation, craft, table tennis & more. Each subject has a leader and group members share their knowledge & experiences. We have members from Rincon de la Victoria-La Heradura and inland to Periana & Competa. We meet at a variety of locations in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Would you like to know more? Can you offer knowledge and experience for an existing or new group? Visit our website for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.

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What’s O n? Trapiche Social Club. We meet every Wednesday between 12 Noon and 2pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 at Trapiche which is North of Velez Malaga on the Granada Road. We organise social activities every week including card games (bridge and cribbage and any other requested), dominoes, skittles, beetle drives and occasionally bingo and we usually have a Monthly Function or Coach Trip. July Events 4th Social Meeting and Monthly Lunch, 11th, 18th and 25th Social Meetings, 15th Chairman’s Barbeque. Advance Notice September 18~~20 3 day/2 night visit to Donana National Park. A few seats still available. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche on Wednesdays, or call our dedicated booking line 680 764 130. Email or or any Committee Member Torrox Animal International League T.A.I.L. wishes to thank everyone for their generosity and for supporting two fund-raising events both held at Torrox Costa. Firstly, the Bingo afternoon, 5th July at the Harlekin Bar raising €340. Thanks to Rob and staff for all their efforts and those who attended. Secondly, The T.A.I.L Summer Fair held at El Ancla, 14th July raising nearly €1,000, an overwhelming result. Unfortunately there is not enough space here to thank everyone who contributed and donated their services, stalls, entertainment and prizes for the tombola and raffle. We also thank the public who attended the event. It was this collective support that resulted in the event being so successful. A thank you list of all who contributed services will be on display in both our Charity shops located at El Faro and next to Lloyds Bank, Torrox Costa. The funds raised will go toward upgrading our refuge premises, food, general healthcare, inoculations and sterilisations. View our doggy gallery of canine companions seeking forever homes at or Face book ‘Tail Torrox’ or call Sue 629 501 173 or Karen 678 045 632 if you can volunteer a few hours a week. Please continue to support us – Thank you. Benajarafe International Social Club meet every Monday at 2.30pm at the Esperanza

Cafe/Restaurant which is on the coast road at Km 261 in Benajarafe. We are a registered charity raising funds for H4H and another charity of the member's choice. For further details contact Heather on 634979565. Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 FREE TAI CHI classes in Torrox Pueblo in “El Centro de dia para Mayores” on Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 11am 952 53 49 88 Vinuela Sew & Sews - October 12th, 13th and 14th 2012 Exhibition of Patchwork and Quilting, embroidery and other crafts at Garden La Palma, Camino Remenentes SN - 29700, Velez Malaga, Malaga. Open Fri/Sat - 9am to 7pm, Sun 10am to 1pm. Disabled access. Free parking. Two quilts being raffled. Sales table and refreshments. Unable to make it to the exhibition, then raffle tickets for the beautiful quilts and other items are available from Vinuela Sew and Sews at the meeting room to the right of Vinuela Post Office, most Tuesdays 10am - 2.30pm, or contact Cath on 699 164 806 or Jan on 653 919 314. Raising funds for the children's charity Anne Axarquia and sponsored by Garden La Palma. Further details from or Rachel on 951 067 713 Acoustic Roots Gigs for August, 5th Teteria Hierbabuena Competa. Tel: 639 263 310/610 742 953, 10th Plaza Almijara (Main Square) Competa. Tel: La Casona 952 553701/Pericos 952 553739/La Cantina 658 338166, 11th Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553254/609 167127, 17th Restaurante Alberdini Competa. Tel: 952 516294., 18th Bar Cerezo Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 699 933026 (you can order your taxi at the same time with Maria), 31st Museo del Vino (air conditioned) Competa. Tel: 952 553314 Geoff Murrell's August Gigs: 14th Gardening Club Party, 18th The Alberdini Hotel, Competa. From 8.30pm. To book call 952 516 294, or just come along for a drink. 29th Barbecue at Restaurante El Pino, Torrox Park. From 8pm. To book call 952 967 063, or just come along for a drink.


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 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 services at inglesia de san Miquel (St, Michael's Church) every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May) and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel, Chinasol). There is a short service of Holy Communion Wednesday's at 9.30am in the Church Shop, Calle Malaga, Nerja. Details of how to find the churches are also available in the Church Shop. Priest in Charge: Father Geoff Johnston Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. Commencing 24th June 2012 and continuing through July and August the times of the services will alter the services in Nerja will commence at 10am and the services in Almuñecar will commence at 12 noon. Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sundays Tel: 952 219 396 torre del Mar - Torre Del Mar - Sanysol Residencia, Sundays 10.30am. Tel 952 219 396 anglican communion. torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at 11am,

Local Police : 091 guardia : 062 Fire : 080 Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). roman Catholic - torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Evangelical - torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: torrox Community Church meets at 11.15am on Thursdays for coffee and discussions on current topics. This is an informal church meeting for everyone to join in. At El Ancla, Peñoncillo Beach, a warm welcome awaits you. More info: Minister Rev. J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel.952 532 825 email Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Wednesday Fellowship 3-5pm. Midweek activities - Pilates - Tues midday-1pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Art group Thurs 3-5pm, Charity shop/books open Wednesday Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm, Bridge Club Friday 2.15pm. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 torre del Mar Evangelical Church (Part of the Spanish Evangelical Church in partnership with Presbyterian Church Ireland) Sunday service in English 11.30am. Picasso Room Hotel Torremar off Paseo Larios Torre del Mar Minister Rev. J. Hartsmith Foy Tel 952 532 825 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. taxis torre: 952 540 016, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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ambulance : 061 water : 952 540 662 Electricity : 952 540 662 tourist information Nerja: 952 521 531 torre del Mar: 952 541 104


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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 & Benajarafe sundays: Malaga Consulates Uk Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2º- Malaga 952 352 300 ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nº15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Palma de Mallorca, 57 Edif. Castillo San Louis, bajo 29620 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 Luxembourg 952 857 197 telefonica



airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804 airlines shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. 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 Call: 902 575 757 or 952 551 084 - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am - 12.45pm


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) : a h a h s e k o J John O'Reilly hoisted his beer and said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, between the legs of me wife!" That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night! He went home and told his wife, Mary, "I won the prize for the Best toast of the night." She said, "Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?" John said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife." "Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!" Mary said. The next day, Mary ran into one of John's drinking buddies on the street corner. The man chuckled leeringly and said, "John won the prize the other night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary." She said, "Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know, he's only been in there twice in the last four years. Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him come." ------------------------------------------------------------A man on his Harley was riding along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, God said, 'Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.' The biker pulled over and said, 'Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want.' God replied, 'Your request is materialistic; think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required reaching the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take! I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that could possibly help man kind.' The biker thought about it for a long time. Finally, he said, 'God, I wish that I, and all men, could understand women; I want to know how she feels inside, what she's thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing's wrong, why she snaps and complains when I

try to help, and how I can make a woman truly happy. God replied: 'You want two lanes or four on that bridge?" ------------------------------------------------------------As the coffin was being lowered into the ground at the Traffic Warden’s funeral, a voice from inside yells “I’m not dead, I’m not dead. Let me out!” The Vicar smiles, leans forward and mutters “Too bloody late pal, I’ve already done the paperwork.” ------------------------------------------------------------Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, 'Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!' Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, 'Never mind, I found one.' ------------------------------------------------------------Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and asks the first man he meets, 'Do you want to go to heaven?' The man said, 'I do, Father.' The priest said, 'Then stand over there against the wall.' Then the priest asked the second man, 'Do you want to go to heaven?' 'Certainly, Father,' the man replied. 'Then stand over there against the wall,' said the priest. Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and asked, 'Do you want to go to heaven?' O'Toole said, 'No, I don't Father.' The priest said, 'I don't believe this. You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?' O'Toole said, 'Oh, when I die , yes. I thought you were getting a group together to go right now.'

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Jokes h a h a :) A man walks into a welsh pub and orders a white wine spritzer. The bar goes silent as everyone stares at him... "Where are you from? You sound English", "I'm from across the Severn," replies the man nervously. "What do you do, just across the Severn?", "I'm a taxidermist." "What on earth is one of those?", "I mount animals." "Its all right boys," shouts the barman “He's one of us!” ------------------------------------------------------------A Pastor goes to the dentist for a set of false teeth. The first Sunday after he gets his new teeth, he talks for only eight minutes. The second Sunday, he talks for only ten minutes. The following Sunday, he talks for 2 hours and 48 minutes. The congregation had to mob him to get him down from the pulpit and they asked him what happened. The Pastor explains the first Sunday his gums hurt so bad he couldn't talk for more than 8 minutes. The second Sunday his gums hurt too much to talk for more than 10 minutes. But, the third Sunday, he put his wife's teeth in by mistake and he couldn't shut up... ------------------------------------------------------------A woman stopped by, unannounced, at her son's house. She knocked on the door then immediately walked in. She was shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, totally naked. Soft music was playing, and the aroma of perfume filled the room. "What are you doing?!" she asked. "I'm waiting for Mike to come home from work," the daughter-in- law answered. "But you're naked!" the mother-in-law exclaimed. "This is my love dress," the daughter-in-law explained. "Love dress? But you're naked!" "Mike loves me and wants me to wear this dress," she explained." It excites him to no end. Every time he sees me in this dress, he in-

stantly becomes romantic and ravages me for hours on end. He can't get enough of me" The mother-in-law left. When she got home, she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume, dimmed the lights, put on a romantic CD and lay on the couch, waiting for her husband to arrive. Finally, her husband came home. He walked in and saw her lying there so provocatively. "What are you doing?" he asked. "This is my love dress," she whispered sensually. "Needs ironing," he said. "What's for dinner?” ------------------------------------------------------------A drunk man who smelled like a brewery sat down on a subway platform bench next to a priest. The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket. He opened his newspaper and began reading. After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked, "Say Father, what causes arthritis?" The priest replies, "My Son, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and lack of a bath." The drunk muttered in response, "Well, I'll be damned," Then returned to his paper. The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologised. "I'm very sorry. I didn't mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?" The drunk answered, "I don't have it, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does." ------------------------------------------------------------Man calls 999 and says "I think my wife is dead" The operator says “How do you know?” He says "The sex is the same but the ironing is building up!” ------------------------------------------------------------I saw a poor old lady fall over today on the ice!! At least I presume she was poor - she only had £1.20 in her purse


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s e g a P Puzzle Get Quizical

1. Which architect designed Brighton Pavilion? 2. Which is the 5th planet from the sun?

Hey Diddle Riddle

1. Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. And whoever knows it wants it not. What am I? 2. Four men were in a boat on the lake. The boat turns over, and all four men sink to the bottom of the lake, yet not a single man got wet! Why?

3. What is the Decalogue? 4. What sort of creature is a Lory? 5. What are a group of goldfinches called? 6. What is an Aldis lamp used for? 7. In the film Ace Ventura what is “snowflake”?

3. Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.

8. Who wrote Utopia in the 16th century?

4. See if you can figure out what these seven words all have in common?

9. What is a Sepoy?

1. Banana 2. Dresser 3. Grammar 4. Potato 5. Revive 6. Uneven 7. Assess

10. What do the initials stand for in C.S. Lewis? 11. Who wrote the play “The Doll’s House”?

12. In which year did Elvis Presley die? Answers on page 116

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FOr saLE Or rENt Large unfurnished 3/4 bedroom townhouse by the Fort in Velez-Malaga, large bathroom, fully fitted kitchen, covered patio, large sun terrace, separate studio/apartment. Rent - 350€ p/m or Buy - 125,000€. Call: 649 111 965 hOUsE FOr saLE in Velez Malaga.137sq. 69sq of open plan lounge diner and kitchen. 2 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (one en suite bathroom). Each bedroom has a terrace. Roof terrace with views of Velez. Air con and log burner. Street parking. 5 mins from townhall. 179.000€ Call 615 266 712

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NErJa - Newly renovated house for sale, 3 beds, 2 baths, community pool, parking. 200,000€ JUST REDUCED TO 185,000€ Call: 635 119 078 sPaCiOUs 2 BED 2 Bath ground floor apartment with views over the courtyard garden to the sea. Lounge 29m2 with patio doors onto the terrace. Fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, one en-suite. Private parking underneath & only 50mtrs to the beach. Lovely location. 500€ a month + bills furnished or unfurnished. Tel: 628905940 CharMiNg rUstiC COttagE, rent only 300€ pcm. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, quiet pretty village 10 minutes from Periana. Sky T.V. Roof terrace and courtyard. Contact Denise 648 238 398

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Villa set in a beautiful tranquil location 7 minutes from Periana. Villa is 240m2 set in 10,750m2 level plot. Large lounge/dining area, central double door wood burner. 3 bedrooms, master en-suite shower and jacuzzi bath plus dressing room (would convert to 4th bedroom). 2nd bathroom with bath and shower. Fitted kitchen/dining area, laundry room (plenty of storage). Walled courtyard. Workshop. Well established garden with a variety of fruit trees. Fully automatic irrigation. 10m x 5m pool. Koi pond. Aviary. Landline phone. Internet connection. Sky TV and air conditioning. Paperwork totally legal. To arrange a viewing Tel: 952 537 811


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Cars or Sale / Wanted skODa FaBia 1.4 petrol 5 door maroon 55kw 10,7cv 16v. First registered 28/11/2006 ITV until 30/11/2012, LHD Spanish plates, 1 owner, genuine 23,000km. 5,000€ Call: 629 624 461

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PiNE wELsh DrEssEr 1.70m (height) x 1.12m (wide) 100€ Call: 952 030 807 2 whitE PLastiC aDJUstaBLE POOLsiDE LOUNgErs with rear wheels, 1 sMaLL whitE PLastiC POOLsiDE (drinks) table €40 or will sell separately. 1 whitE PLastiC OBLONg taBLE will seat 4 around it comfortably. €40 for all above or will sell separately. 1 BLaCk aND DECkEr garDEN hOOVEr 2200 W (suck and blow) - cost €100 new last year - will accept €50 o.n.o. 1 aPOLLO COMPaCt sOLaC VaCUUM Cleaner (as new) €15. Call 658 531 428 wiNDOws XP COMPaQ DEsk tOP COMPUtEr, Packard Bell, 23” flat screen includes English keyboard, speakers (independant), web cam, 160GB hard drive and desk and leather chair. 18 months old, 400€ o.n.o. Tel: 952 033 802 / 667 874 096

Wanted Items waNtED ONE Or twO ChihUahUas for companionship for our dog. Male or female adults. will give them a great loving home. Call Karen 633 951 326 taiL tOrrOX would welcome any donations of clothing, bric-a-brac, furniture for their shops in Avenida El Faro and the shop opposite Mercadona Torrox Costa. Please contact Linda 622652017. i wiLL COLLECt FrEE of charge all your used clothing, bric-a-brac, pots and pans, books, toys, CD´s garden pots, tools, pieces of furniture or anything else you are throwing out whilst you are cleaning. Call me on Tel:- 658 72 92 74 Jacqui is thErE aNyONE with a BOat and has places so I/we can go fishing and share costs. Call: 952 518 036


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

AIR CONDITIONING w For air Conditioning call Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar w Professional and reliable servicing, repairs and installation of A/C at competitive rates by a qualified technician.Call Susie or Peter 655 211 192 or visit wChs Cooling and heating solutions. All makes of air conditioning, serviced and installed. Also Solar Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Call: 655 791 167 or Email: w air conditioning, Repairs, Servicing, Installation. No call out charge. Tel: 651 198 409 Email:

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

BOAT TRIPS wBluewater granada Motor Yacht Charters Call: 655 224 055 wLuxury yacht Charters Tel: 618 972 139

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

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

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

BUILDERS wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wJohn housby, Building, Plastering, Tiling & Painting. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414. Email: wLt Construction - is a building company based in the Velez Malaga area. We specialise in all aspects of design, building license application and construction, we have over 14 years of expertise in creating individual building solutions for our clients. Our local knowledge of the land and its soil types - and how best to deal with the challenges posed by them - means that we are the best-suited company to advise you on your building requirements. Call Lee Talbot on 659324586


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wNick turner refurbs All aspects of building work undertaken. Mobile: 679 113 600 Telephone: 952 553 124 Email:

whanley's Famous Cornish Pasties Planning a big event? We can deliver any quantity of hot and fresh Cornish Pasties, or bring the the Pastywagon to you and hold a "bake-off". Interested? Call the Pastyman today on 654 112 793 or email:

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

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

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

CARE HOMES wresidencia Fuente ariza - Residential Care Home for the elderly. From short term residents to full clinical services. Based in Algarrobo. Tel: 952 552 530 email: website:

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

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

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING wCarpet & Upholstery Cleaning. Professional Machines, 18 years experience. All areas covered. Call Roy on 958 640 068 or 656 561 669

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

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

CLEANING wDone & Dusted, for all your cleaning requirements, for your home, holiday rentals, cleaning during your holiday stay, pool cleans, general maintenance, repairs and gardening. Competitive rates. Call Juliet 692 437 039 Deb 622 863 255 Dave 622 379 413 or Rob 619 232 025 Email:

COMPUTERS All computer problems solved. Torrox/Nerja and surrounding areas. Free Advice. No Fix No Fee. Hardware, Software and Website solutions. PC service - only 50€. Call Rab on: 952 967 124 or 645 236 259. wComputer help.Troubleshooting & Repairs. New PCs supplied with Windows in English. WiFi installations. Reasonable rates. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. Patient & professional. Call David on 952 54 96 07 or 654 899 976.

CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING SERVICE wQualified Counsellor with over 10 years experience in specialist subjects, addiction, abuse and general counselling. Free initial consultation, after 15€ per hour. Contact Denise 648 238 398 or email:

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Business Listing DAMP CONTROL wProfessional control of all rising and penetrating dampness in your home, including leaking terraces etc. Long term solutions & cures for any damp problem at affordable prices, please ring: 666 991 041 for further advice and free survey without obligation. wsolarwarmair – Solar Powered dehumidifier and solar warm air heater, zero running costs, perfect for DIY or installation, trade invited; best priced SolarVenti in Spain., Tel: 958360136

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


Email: wElectrician - All jobs from a socket to rewires, Fault Finding and Intercom Systems. Call Andrew 618 640 155 Email:

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

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

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

wCudeca Second Hand Furniture Shop, 952 545 212 Calle Infantes 48, Torre del Mar (by Thursday market) Mon-Fri 10.00-13.30 and 17.30-19.30. Saturdays 10.00-13.30 only. If you wish to donate furniture please call Melanie on 638 108 564



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

DRAIN CLEARANCE wwayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 / 657 862 628

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician. For all your electrical needs and problems. Fault finding/Lighting and Power/Electric gates and Intercoms/Pool and water Pumps, Rewires/Upgrades. Over 40 years exp. Tel Stefan 610 048 919 wat your service Plumbing, Electrical, Prop. Maintenance Torre del Mar/Puente don Manuel area. Ex. Corgi reg. with over 35 years experience. Tel: 951 066 064 / 692 330 420


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

GREETINGS CARDS wtarjetas. Rosemary George. Stocking our cards could not be simpler and does not cost you a cent. You only pay for cards sold. Display spinners suppied free. Market traders x stock available. Latest designs. Email: Tel: 679 982 992


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wColmenar - Pilates (Classes in Colmenar and Puente don Manuel) low impact aerobics. Circuit training, freeweights, personal training, one to one or groups. Call Carol 659 295 346 email:

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

HAIRDRESSING wsusanna's Mobile hairdressing services. Ladies & Gents, coastal from Rincon through to Nerja. National Beauty Institute (UK) trained. Please telephone 693 384 270 or 951 067 788 wJanine hairstylist, ladies and gents, mobile and salon appointments available. L'Oreal colour technician with 25 years experience. Call 696 167 712

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

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

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

HORSE RIDING/TOURS whorse riding Finca Don Carmelo, Periana. Guided horseback rides into the sierras, through olive and orange groves and down to lake Viñuela. Well behaved horses, all levels. Call 652200702 wPony riding, for children. Main road Torrox-Competa between km13&14. the Pony Man Call:626 836 736

INTERNET SERVICES wriosat:sL, High speed internet and telephone services for home, business, offices, hotels, bars and restaurants etc. SDSL & ADSL packages available. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web: http// Fast and Reliable, no land line required, free installation in ALL areas, unlimited download, free telephone calls worldwide. Avenida La Pancha, Edificio San Andrés, local 1-3, Algarrobo Costa, 29750 Malaga, 951 239 888, email:, wtooway Fast internet for everyone. Super-Fast 18 MB Satellite Internet available anywhere. Tel: 667 440 632

INTERPRETERS winterpreter - English/Spanish - based in VélezMálaga. English nationality, but fluent Spanish and extensive experience. Inexpensive hourly rates. Confidentiality guaranteed. Call Toni to discuss your requirements. 952557733 / 606010580 wtranslator/interpreter service. For any situation where a Spanish speaker is required, eg: Town Hall, Hospital, NIE, Residencia, Social Security, ITV, reading and translating letters, written translations etc. Reasonable rates. Call Mariam on 633 637 774

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

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

KENNELS AND CATTERIES wwagtails boarding kennels for cats and dogs. Dogs walked 3 times a day in 36,000 sq metres fenced land. Phone Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935 or

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

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



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

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

LOCKSMITHS w24hr emergency Locksmith, UK C&G Qualified. Call: 664 367 511 email:

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

MAINTENANCE wMaintenance person experienced in plumbing, tiling, painting and general maintenance of buildings. Portfolio of previous work carried out available. Friendly, reliable and reasonable rates. No job to small. Los Romanes and surrounding area. Tel: 618 496 266 or email:

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


MEDICAL CENTRES wDr. Bernadette Veeger General Medicine 952 532 065, 617 913 196. Consultations by appointment and house visits. English, Español, Deutsch, Francais, Nederlands. Centro Mar y Salud, Paseo Marítimo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, wsimpleCare: a perfect way to access affordable private healthcare services at a fraction of the normal cost, specialist consultation from €24, annual membership €59., Tel 952532023, email

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

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

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

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

PARTY PLANNERS wParty People We plan your party Call 633 350 211


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Business Listing PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT TRAINING WITH NLP Unlimited insights on Programs: Negotiation, Sales, Leadership, Accelerated learning and more. For: businesspeople, teachers, students and parents. Contact: 619 199 340

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

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

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

PIANO LESSONS wExperienced piano teacher now in the Vinuela area. All levels. Contact Gavin on 647 279 326

PLASTERERS wstockton Plastering and Damp services Time served plasterer, 30 years experience in all aspects of plastering and damp proofing. Insurance approved and fully legal. Call: 648 243 656 for a no obligation quotation or visit

PLUMBERS wJohn Folland Plumbing & heating: All jobs from a dripping tap to fully fitted kitchens/bathrooms. No call out charge. Tel John: 622 050 803 or 622 180 606 wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares. wsur integral Plumbing and Electrical services Domestic & Commercial plumbing & electrical Call: 666 715 215 wandy Mann Uk Corgi-registered Domestic Water and Gas services. All areas covered. Combi boiler technician. Emergency Breakdowns Tel: 633 875 588 Email:

PRINTER INK CARTRIDGES wink Cartridges for all makes of Printers. Original or Compatible. Tuesdays: Jardines del Trapiche Market. Fridays: Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel or call for free delivery 606 126 435 email:

PROPERTY & POOL CARE wExperienced, professional and reliable all year service. Caring for your Property, Pool and People. References available on request. Call Ron: 637 995 088, wUnhappy with your pool service? It doesn’t have to be that way for just 12.50€ a week we guarantee our services will put the sparkle back in your pool!! Call or e-mail Tez 634 400 716

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

PUBLISHERS wPenpress call Lynn 633350211 or email:

REMOVALS w2Js removals Ltd, UK-Spain-UK, Local and International removals, Reliable service, free quotes, no job too small. Fully insured. Email: Call: June or John 649 662 012 / +0044 7790023958 wUk-spain-Uk removals. Complete van loads or just 1 item. We are in the UK every 2 weeks. Pay for just 1 way. Excellent rates for pets. Nerja Sofas 608091660 or 951247240 wMan with a Van, 7.5 tonne capacity, Ikea collections and fitting long and short haul, also roofing and decorating services. Call Steve 633 337 619 Email:

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

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

SATELLITE T.V. wtotal satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wsky shop torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wsat. Co. Freesat HD & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call TOM 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm wtechno-Vision satellite tV, CCTV & Internet Solutions. NO FIx NO FEE, 10% Dsicounts for OAP’s. Tel: 638 262 410 / 686 516 154. New shop Rio de la Plata, Bloque Larios No. 4, Torrox Costa (down Av. del Faro, 1st left, then right) Mon - Fri 10-1pm. Visit our online shop at Email: wsky Costa Certified aerial/satellite installer. For all your satellite needs. Call for a free no obligation quote: 667 440 632 or email:

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

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

SOLICITORS wDel Prado & Partners, specialists in many areas of Spanish Law. Call: 952 52 72 74 / 952 52 17 47

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

SWIMMING POOLS waquamarine Pools - Maintenance, Technical Service, Installations, Repairs, Diagnostics & Consultations. Email: Tel: 600 811 355

TRANSLATION & INTERPRETING wEnglish/ spanish- spanish/ English. Degree in Translation and Interpreting through Málaga University. Confidentiality and profesionality guaranteed. Please contact Sandra Storey for more information: +34 635 06 27 97-

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

WELDERS wFor all your weldings and metal work. English, Espagñol, Nederlands, Francais. Call 622 870 105.

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

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

almayate Pueblo - ref.: 3115 This charming semi detached house (177m2) in Almayate-Pueblo lies close by all amenities and public school and only 800m from the coast. It offers wonderful and stunning sea views in a quiet surrounding. The property consists of a fully fitted kitchen, a lovely lounge, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a toilet. To enjoy the outside area there are several terraces, a roof terrace and also a balcony. There is a private garage for 1 car and storage and a communal pool. The house will be sold fully furnished and is absolutely ready to move into.

reduced by 10,050€ PriCE: 189,950€

First Bubble Tea shop in Andalucia!!!!!

The Bubble tea was born in Asia more than twenty years ago and is now growing and increasing in the European market. Usually prepared with a base of tea mixed with fruit syrup, offering a huge variety of combinations. Can be made as well with juice, smoothie or slush ice and allows the mixing of multiple flavours. Its originality is due to chewy tapioca or fruit balls which are added and explode in the mouth to release the flavour they contain, thus providing a unique experience.

What are you waiting for to test yours?

Centro Comercial Larios (next to Block house), avda. de la aurora 25, Málaga tel: 952 369 768

Now available at the safari Lounge, torre del Mar Bobbeltee 24 spain s.L.


FP0781 A spacious 99m2, two bedroom apartment in a quiet cul de sac enjoying marvellous views over Torre del Mar to the sea. Communal pools and tennis court






A modern, 110m , two bedroom villa with pool on 2,500m2 between Algarrobo and Arenas enjoying tremendous views down over Torre del Mar to the Mediterranean

An 85m2, two bedroom, duplex apartment overlooking the popular Burriana beach, views to the sea and with two substantial terraces of some 30m2




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

The Sentinella Axarquia August 2012  

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The Sentinella Axarquia August 2012  

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