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m Fro Ed... the Ho Ho Ho…. Merry Christmas one and all! The crazy month of December has now arrived — it’s a bit like ‘my mate Marmite’: you either love it or hate it. Me? Well I hate Marmite but I love Christmas, although I have to admit it always seemed a bit more special in the UK than it does here in Spain. Saying that, though, it does start getting Christmassy earlier and earlier every year here too now.

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However I still don’t think Christmas in Spain quite has that same magical feel to it but it is 12 years since I last spent this special festive period in the UK and I could be looking back with rose-tinted spectacles! I like to think that I make it as Christmassy as possible for my two children here in Spain; they go to bed on Christmas Eve and can’t sleep because of the excitement of what Christmas day will hold. One thing I have noticed over the years is that many of the local restaurants now don’t need to advertise their Christmas Day lunches as they get booked up in advance with regulars — but what if you are not a regular in any bars and just fancy taking some time out over the Christmas period to enjoy being waited on and appreciate a nice traditional festive lunch with family and friends? For those of you who can’t get in anywhere on Christmas Day, PepeMolina restaurant in Almayate is offering a traditional Christmas lunch on Boxing Day (26th). There will be a three-course menu, Christmas crackers and a welcome glass of cava or sherry on arrival. You can see the full menu and details for booking on page 37.

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

As every year, whilst enjoying Christmas with your family and friends, remember to spare a thought for the real meaning of Christmas: ‘To give up one’s very self, to think only of others and how to bring the greatest happiness to them.’ If you would like to help out this Christmas

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Strange News time in the Malaga area, non-profit organisation Angeles Malaguenos de la Noche — whose goal is to provide a decent meal to anyone who can’t afford it — will be serving over 2,500 people daily, providing the needy with breakfast, lunch and dinner. When there are enough donations, they also provide other staples such as milk, sugar, oil etc and absolutely any help is welcome. On average, they use approximately 120 litres of milk daily! During the Christmas period they intend to serve a special Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve — around 3,000 meals in a total of 30 steakhouses in Malaga City. Distribution of food also takes place during the morning of 24th December. How can you help out? You can make a donation to UNICAJA 2103 3034 41 0010031355 for this Christmas campaign. The price of a steakhouse meal is just 6 euros or call 951 13 05 78 to offer your services — you could make Christmas truly special for the less fortunate.

Bigfoot lives! A 22-year-old Venezuelan man has been officially recognised as having the world's largest feet. Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez has been presented with a certificate by the Guinness Book Of World Records because his feet have grown to size 26. The presentation was made at a shoe shop in Germany, where he has customised shoes made.

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What’s Inside This Month World Records..................................Page 18 Countries Of The World...................Page 22 Recipe Of The Month...................... Page 48 Useless Facts...................................Page 82 Fruit & Veg Facts..............................Page 86 Film Review.......................................Page 90 Funny Pics......................................Page 100 Where’s Waldo................................Page 106 Sport In December........................ Page 109 Jokes...............................................Page 116 Puzzle Pages...................................Page 118 Trader..............................................Page 121 Horoscopes....................................Page 122

Budget film Horror writer Stephen King has struck a deal with student filmmakers in Wales. King sold the movie rights to his short story, Stationary Bike, to Blaenau Gwent Film Academy for one dollar. Kevin Phillips, a tutor at the school, told The Boston Globe the deal is “great for our students who are fans of his writing and a great scoop for the academy”. The story is about a man who begins using a stationary bike after his doctor tells him to lose weight because of high cholesterol. He gets fit but begins “having strange thoughts” about being followed on his daily rides. Marsha DeFilippo, King’s assistant, said the Maine author has a programme in which students receive permission to make a non-commercial film.


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Strange News (Continued) Dropped right in it Bird droppings may prove to be the key to solving a burglary in America. Two men have been arrested over a $8,400 heist in Medina, Ohio, after police tracked down their getaway car through the distinctive pattern of bird droppings on the bonnet.

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ago still bears the scars of war – two bullet holes from where it “took the brunt” of a German machine-gun attack. Private Leslie Friston, who served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, was blinded and left with respiratory problems following a gas attack in 1917. As he lay recovering in hospital, a German aircraft passed overhead and machine-gunned the makeshift building’s tin roof. Two of the bullets struck Pte Friston’s soldier’s bible, which was next to him on a bedside table. Pte Friston, from Surbiton, Surrey, survived the war and brought the bible home to his family. He kept it close to him until his death in 1958, when his possessions were passed to his daughter Ena Thompson, now 87. “He said the bible saved his life as it took the brunt of the attack,” Mrs Thompson, from Bournemouth, Dorset, said. “If the bullets had landed just a few inches further towards him, he would not have survived – and I wouldn’t be here today. “He was incredibly lucky.”


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We Say... They Say... We Say - To beat about the bush They Say - To walk over the bushes (Andarse por las ramas) We Say - To exasperate somebody They Say - to take out of the hinge (Sacar de quicio) We Say - To stand on tiptoe They Say - To raise the elbow (Empinar el codo)  We Say - From end to end They Say - From cape to tail (De cabo a rabo)

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Steve Brookstein - First X-Factor Winner Soul vocalist Steve Brookstein is promoting his new show, SOUL JOURNEY Remembering The Legends performing some classic tracks from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Al Green, The Temptations, The Spinners and many more. 15 years since winning the world’s first ever series of The X Factor, Steve is celebrating this mile stone with his fourth album and a new show. In 2004, Steve won the global hit show with a UK record 6 million votes in one night that resulted in both a number one album and single. Steve has completed three UK tours including an arena tour with X Factor and three theatre tours, one of which was with the award winning musical Our House. He has duetted with multi Grammy Award winner BeBe Winans, reggae artist Maxi Priest and jazz award winners Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll. Truly one of the UK’s premier male soul vocalists.

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Old News In The Month Of December A gander into the news in December from the distant years 1st December 1990 - Britain and France were joined as the last wall of rock separating the two halves of the Channel Tunnel was removed. It cost some £12 billion, more than double the original estimate. 3rd December 1988 - Claims by health minister Edwina Currie that eggs contained salmonella were branded incorrect. In her 2002 autobiography Edwina revealed that she had a four-year affair with Prime Minister John Major during the late eighties. 7th December 1993 - Protestors lost a 20-year fight to save a 250-year-old chestnut tree in Wanstead, to make way for a motorway extension. Poor tree!  13th December 1958 - Search for a small bushy-tailed squirrel monkey failed. Gordo the monkey was fired into space in the nose cone of a Jupiter missile. He travelled more than 1,800 miles before being dropped into the Atlantic (now that’s just plain nasty).

15th December 1982 - Gates isolating people of Gibraltar from Spain were opened to pedestrians after 13 years for “humanitarian reasons”. 16th December 1969 - MPs voted to abolish the death penalty permanently for murder. Figures in 2018 show that 52 countries still have the death penalty including; Japan, Ethiopia, St Lucia and Thailand. 17th December 1968 - 11-year-old Mary Bell was sentenced to life detention for killing two small boys. Mary was released on licence in 1980 and given a new identity. She has since had a daughter and became a grandmother in 2009 aged 51. 13th December 2017, Walt Disney bought 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets in a deal worth more than $52 billion in stock. 8th December 2017, a shooter descended on a New Mexico high school. Two students and the shooter were killed.


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Main Courses Roast Turkey with sage & cranberry stuffing, homemade bread & cranberry sauces ***** Roast Pork cooked in cider sauce with a sage & apple stuffing, homemade apple sauce Accompaniments: Oven baked carrots & parsnips in honey Brussel Sprouts with Serrano ham & sweet Sherry Pigs in Spanish blankets, roast potatoes & gravy

Desserts Rum flambéed Christmas Pudding with cream or vanilla ice cream ***** Citrus & pomegranate salad with vanilla ice cream ***** Angels’ Tiramisu WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU!!

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BEAUTY AND WELLNESS CENTRE Open Tues - Sat 10am - 6pm Tel: 952 530 122 / 651 956 284 Rebeccah Curtis Beauty and Wellness Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, No.16 TORROX COSTA

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Masood & his family would like to wish their customers, a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!

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Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 7.30am - 1pm Sundays & Bank Holidays 8am - 11am

Pies and cakes for every occasion. Typical german pastry f.e. Pretzel, Crumble Cake, Rye bread and a lot more!!!

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Businesses In Torrox Costa Yo SoY Cafe Bar in Avenida Garci Penalver, Blq, 77 offer a wonderful ‘All you can eat breakfast buffet’, Every first and third Sunday of the month. Also serving a variety of burgers including, chicken, beef or vegetarian. “Pimp your Burger”. Calzados Blanca Castro for real leather shoes made in Spain! Avd. Andalucia No. 3. Call: 617 47 03 07 or email: calzadosblancacastro@gmail.com Rebeccah Curtis Wellbeing Centre Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Commercial B, No. 16 Torrox Costa. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm. Tel: 952 53 01 22 &  651 956 284 Have you been to Caribe on the Paseo Maritimo, a fantastic location with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean? Enjoy delicious food with menu del Dia 7.50€2 courses or 9.50€-3 courses includes a drink per person (beer, wine or soft drink. They have a special offer homemade cakes and a coffee-3€ and fantastic homemade gateaus and a new 3 chocolate gateau to enjoy, great with a delicious coffee. Fresh fish cooked Andalucían style, pizzas, etc. Paella is available from 1.30pm everyday (pre-orders only), with bread & alioli. Every Monday they have Special Ukrainian Soup just 6.50€. Takeaway-available. Caribe can even cater for weddings & birthday parties with celebratory cakes made to order. Call in to find out more. The German Bakery have been 10 years in Torrox. They offer a wide range of products eg: German bread, rolls, pasteries, cakes, sandwiches, sweet snacks & fresh coffee. The bakery offers daily fresh bread & bakery products. Orders can be placed by phone, email or sms. Be prepared for Birthdays and special occasion cakes. Special orders can be made as late as two days notice. Our products are made from the finest of ingredients which allows you to enjoy a healthy balanced diet. We only use natural products without flavouring or additivies. We have something for everyone, & special rates

for events and functions. Raza Hotel have excellent facilities for your Dog, Cat or Rabbit, the perfect Hotel for your pets while you are away. In the countryside your dogs can enjoy secure outdoor play areas with toys provided & kennels with indoor sleeping area & outside run. For Cats, large catteries with cosy beds, toys & activities to keep them occupied. The Raza Hotel also offer a safe place to leave your Rabbit or Parrot as well as providing dog grooming services. Open 10am-7pm, 7 days a week. If you would like to visit, Paco & Antonio would be happy to show you the facilities. For more info call: 952 52 5417, 646 75 24 63, or email: info@razahotel.com or visit the www.razahotel.com Contact Lewis Insurance Services for reputable buildings & contents insurance, car insurance, private medical insurance, pets insurance, funeral plans, cars bought & sold, call Mark on 653 322 392 Unisex Professional hairdresser with experience in two of the most top named hair salons in Nerja. Erica is now entering her 4th year in her own salon in Torrox Costa!!! Erica Villegas. Erica will give you a very warm welcome and is fluent in English and is Spanish speaking. Facebook: Erica Villegas Estilistas Torrox Costa E-mail: ericavill@hotmail.com C/Centro Internacional - Bq77-nr. 2. Call: 610 876 127 For a traditional Indian experience why not go to the Taj Mahal in Torrox Costa. You can eat as much as you like off the menu (excluding King Prawns) for just 10.95€. Call: 952 534 972 or 632 637 470. They are located on the main road next to the post office. Carp Diem in Torrox Costa is re-opening early January 2019. Serving International cuisine with only fresh products and exclusive Wines. For more businesses in the Torrox Costa area continue up to page 48


The leading brand in Infrared Heating for more than 13 years in Spain Heat up your home in a healthy and economical way! * Special storage material keeps running times low * White panels from 250 to 1600 Watt in 17 sizes * Huge product range: mirror, picture, glass, portable, etc. * Long operating distance * 7.5 years vendor warranty

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Thomas & Kerstin would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Closed 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th December 10am - 3pm / 6pm - Late / Thurs & Fri Special menus Sunday 1pm - 5pm (bookings advisable) Closed Wednesday For more info call: Thomas or Kerstin

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Recipe Of The Month A perfect starter for Christmas Lunch Caramelised onion and goat’s cheese tarts For the pastry 250g plain flour 30g parmesan cheese, grated 125g chilled butter, cubed 1 large egg, lightly beaten For the filling 3 large red onions, sliced 2 tbsp olive oil few thyme sprigs 6 tbsp onion marmalade 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

3. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 6 rounds with the cutter. Use to line tartlet tins, pressing well into the edges. Trim off any excess from the top. Chill for 15 mins. 4. Heat the oven to 200°C, with a baking sheet in it. Place the tartlet tins on the baking sheet. Line the pastry cases with some baking parchment and fill with baking beans. Bake the tartlets blind for 10-15 mins until crisp on the base and pale golden. 5. Remove the parchment and baking beans from the pastry cases, and leave them on the hot baking sheet.

Method 1. For the pastry put the flour, cheese and butter in a food processor and blend to form crumbs. 2. Add the egg and 1-2 tbsp water, then mix again in the food processor, until the pastry comes together.

6. Fry the onion in the oil with half the thyme, very gently for 15 mins, to soften. Stir in the onion marmalade and vinegar. 7. To serve; divide the onions between the tartlets, top with a slice of goats cheese and the remaining thyme. Bake at 200C for 10 mins until warmed through and cheese just starting to melt.

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Youtube Yet another way to waste time at work. YOLO An overused acronym for "You only live once." There is an exception for those who believe in reincarnation or are cats. YODO A phrase made up to make fun of the pathetic teenagers that think they're so original saying "YOLO." Y Y is used as a shortening for "why" Because, If you pronounce "Y" correctly it sounds like saying "Why" This is often confused with "Ye" which means "yes" Using "Y" as a shortening for "Yes" is pathetic and incorrect. Yas An annoying expression used by girls expressing extreme liking. Yack To throw up, usually after drinking. Yale 1. Where future presidents 'went'. 2. Also where people 'graduate' then grow up to 'explore' the world, then choke on a prezel. Yeet Yeet is a versatile word that can be used as an exclamation, a verb, or even a noun. As an exclamation it can be used to express excitement, usually happily but also nervously. It can also be used as an exclamation of victory. Or as a battle cry or focus-shout while throwing or hitting something, like "HIII-YA".

When in its verb form it has different tenses with different spellings, like any other verb. (Present) I yeet (Past/Imperfect) I was yeeting (Past/Perfect) I yote (Pluperfect) I have yought (Future) I will yeet (Future perfect) I will have yought As a noun, 'a yeet' is the action of yeeting. Yeet can also be a feeling or emotion, usually like an adrenaline rush. Yellowcard A yellow card is a party foul or unacceptable behaviour at a party, such as spilling beer or being too loud. Yonks A long time. Yo 1) A contraction of the possessive prenominal adjective "your." 2) An informal address or title to one whose name is not known to another; can be used as an interrogative address. 3) A declaritive or imperative exclamation, whether alone or within a sentence. Ying To punch, slack, beat-up, jump, or knockout someone. Yoots Joe Pesci way of saying "youths". YMCA YMCA stands for you might catch aids. So dont stay at the YMCA. Yoga pants Pants that make anyone look like they have an arse. Yawn The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth. Yikes When you cant be using actual mainstream words like 'wow' and 'oh my god' and you use yikes to show how edgy and how much of a madlad you are. Yoghurt A very healthy thing. Tastes good with the crunchy stuff! Everyone should eat yoghurt!


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Medicinal Cannabis CBD: How does it work in balancing our bodies? CBD (cannabidoil) — the rediscovered active ingredient from the flowers of the plant, contains no psycho-active THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and is therefore completely legal to obtain and use. Extraction of CBD takes place under heat and it has been found to be beneficial for pain, cramping, muscle tension, headaches and even epilepsy. CBD is used to assist the immune system because it can helps in cases of inflammatory diseases, sleep disorders, mood swings during menopause, depression and burn-out. Parkinson's and MS are considered as suitable for treatment with CBD too. Ingested as a dietary supplement or applied externally in a cream, this natural active ingredient offers a wide range of potential health benefits. Although these effects are very similar to those of hemp oil (which is made from the seeds and is used in kitchens to refine salads, vegetables, potato dishes and soups) it works differently. CBD is faster and more concentrated. Also, unlike hemp seed oil, it does not go through the digestive

tract but acts on the mucous membranes. Cannabinoids are naturally available in the human body and, even in their natural form, are considered calming, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory and immune-stabilising. When the internal "stocks" are all used up, the body is happy to absorb supplies from outside. The endo-cannabinoid system is part of the human nervous system. Receptors are located in nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, but also in cells in the heart, intestine, lungs and other organs. It basically regulates the nervous and immune system. Natural messengers are able to occupy these receptors, and we can find them mainly in the cannabis plant. They transmit messages between the cells in the brain and cause reactions. These receptors answer with an inhibiting effect, relieving anxiety or pain and being effective at calming. There is nothing better than natural active ingredients that our body already knows. By Renate Wilmer

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Healthy Plant Based Recipe David Pankau, Chef, the all-plant based restaurant Meson Mudejar in Archez Quick Black Eye Bean Spread ( Vegan Pate) Our vegan pate is a great dish for the winter months. This side dish can be served as an appetizer, snack or party dip. It is also high in protein so if you are training hard in the gym then it is a great snack for you. Can be served with crackers, flat breads or sourdough bread. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 tin black eye beans or white beans 2 onions 1 apple 2 bay leaves 2 all spice berries 1 juniper berry 1 tsp marjoram ½ tsp lovage 2 tsp soy sauce or tamari

Oil for frying Salt and pepper Instructions: 1. Blend the beans into a smooth paste and add marjoram, soy sauce, salt and pepper. If the paste consistency is too thick, add up to 5 tablespoons of water. 2. Dice the onions, peel the apple and dice finely. 3. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and apple, all the spices and cook until golden brown. 4. Take out bay leaf and all spice from the pan and mix the remaining ingredients with the blended beans. Add some more salt and pepper. Enjoy with a nice piece of bread or cracker. See main advert below


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Sentinella Random Joke :) We know you all love the jokes so much, so here is an extra random Christmas one for you :)  There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job it was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses. One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about. The letter read: Dear God, I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had £100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension cheque. Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with. I have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me? Sincerely, Edna The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few pounds. By the time he made the rounds,

he had collected £96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman.The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends. Christmas came and went. A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened. It read: Dear God, How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift. By the way, there was £4 missing. I think it must have been those G*** at the Post Office.


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Bring this advert along for 10% off purchases (exception 2nd hand products). ORIFLaME STOCK – CHRISTMaS OFFER 20% DISCOuNT (including gift packs) We also have new bedding, towel bales and so much more and also an array of 2nd hand items arriving daily. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Healthy 2019 and thank you all for your support in 2018

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3 Bed Rural House with stables, licenced for 5 horses (120m² built, 2,300m² plot), only 7 km from Frigiliana with amazing views and good access. The plot is flat and there is scope to add temporary dwellings. The house comprises 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen and a good-size covered terrace at the front. The house is set in a lovely natural quiet spot and also has an above-ground pool

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Beautiful 3 Bed 2 Bath Town house. Accommodation comprises a lounge/dining room and a lovely fully-fitted kitchen. 3 double bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms & a guest toilet, This house also has a spacious terrace, a storage and a communal pool. It is walking distance to all local amenities and has lovely views of the golf course

Sales Price: 252,000€ (redUCed BY 10,000€!)

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Christmas Carol Lyrics Kids' interpretations of Christmas Carol lyrics

11) In the meadow we can build a snowman, then pretend that he is sparse and brown.

1) Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly

12) Oh, what fun it is to ride with one horse, soap and hay.

2) We three kings of porridge and tar 3) On the first day of Christmas my tulip gave to me. 4) Later on we'll perspire, as we dream by the fire.

13) O come, froggy faithful. 14) You'll tell Carol, "Be a skunk, I require." 15) Good tidings we bring to you and your kid.

5) He's makin' a list, chicken and rice. 6) Noel. Noel, Barney's the king of Israel. 7) With the jelly toast proclaim. 8) Olive, the other reindeer. 9) Frosty the Snowman is a ferret elf, I say. 10) Sleep in heavenly peas.

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Merry Xmas Chatelin ortopedia & pedicurist practice We are a company with over 30 years experience in the orthopedic sector. Linda is a qualified pedicurist and Henry is a certified prothesis and orthesis maker, for all your inlays and sport inlays, corset-knee, ankle and wrist supports, wheelchairs, walking aids, beds, rehabilitation articles etc...open Monday - Thursday 10am 2pm and 3pm - 6pm. call: 695 481 082 or 658 773 857 Starcar in Nerja for all your car repair needs: bodywork painting, service, pre I.T.V. check, air-conditioning, tyres, brakes, clutch etc. Also car transfers. Find them at Avda Alcalde Antonio Villasclaras just up from the BP garage as you are leaving Nerja on the right hand side and they are below the gym. Call Jonathan who speaks English on 637 801 325 Dentadanés Dental Clinic offer top-quality Scandinavian dental care at competitive prices, a successful concept that has been used since the clinic was established in Maro (Nerja) in 1991. We have two Danish dentists (one female, one male) ready to solve all your dental problems. Please visit our website at www.dentadanes.com for a full list of treatments & prices as well as directions to & pictures of the clinic. Open Mon -Friday 10am-5pm including all summer months. We speak English, Danish/Scandinavian, German and Spanish. Tel: 952 52 96 66.

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Rhythmic Gymnastic Championship Results For Club Miralmar The Base Cup of the individual Spanish Championship of Rhythmic Gymnastics took place in Murcia on the 7th - 10th November 2018

Club Miralmar in Malaga had four gymnasts competing in this Championship including our daughter, Charli Knight. The gymnast Lucia Alcala Telles managed to win the silver medal in the youth category, competing with more than 70 gymnasts from all over Spain. Lucia performed a brilliant hoop exercise and managed to get into a high position and stayed in second place right up to the end of the competition. She, with her companions of the other Andalusian Clubs, got the silver medal for being the second best Autonomy in all of Spain - Andalusia. Likewise, Maria Gonzalez also in the youth category got a well deserved 7th place in spite of quite a few mistakes. Without the mistakes she also would have had a position on the podium.

Carla Ledesma in the children’s category got position 15 out of 70 participating gymnasts, without doubt a very good position after having dropped the hoop.

Cadet, Charli Knight did a beautiful ball exercise with some inaccuracy due to nerves in a competition of such high level coming 28th out of 78 participating gymnasts.

Finally, the little ones of the club, for their first time in a competition at national level, and although they defended their exercise in the groups category, they didn't shine as they did the previous week where they were proclaimed Champions of Andalusia Base group in the category, Prebenjamin.

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Greek Mythology - Part 2 Greek Mythology for all you educated people

Rhea - The wife of Cronus. To avoid her hubbie from munching their offspring, Rhea tricked him into swallowing a rock, hence

The Titans - Also known as the elder Gods ruled the earth before the Olympians reared their ugly heads. The ruler was Cronus who was dethroned by his son Zeus. A selection of the Titans are outlined below:

saving their son Zeus.

Cronus - This God came to power by castrating his father Uranus. Cronus ate his children as they were born.

Thea - The wife of her brother Hyperion. She gave birth to Helios, Eos and Selene, sun dawn and moon. She is the goddess from whom light emanates and she is considered especially beautiful. Prometheus - The wisest of all the titans. He was able to foretell the future.

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14. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. 15. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

1. Jefferson invented the dumbwaiter, the monetary system, and the folding attic ladder.

16. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

2. The S in Harry S. Truman did not stand for anything.

17. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

3. In Miconesia, coins are 12 feet across.

18. The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.

4. A horse can look forward with one eye and back with the other. 5. Shakespeare is quoted 33,150 times in the Oxford English dictionary. 6. The word Pennsylvania is misspelled on the Liberty Bell. 7. NBA superstar Michael Jordan was originally cut from his high school basketball team.

19. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there. 20. Walt Disney was afraid of mice. 21. The site with the highest number of women visitors between the age of 35 and 44 years old: Alka-Seltzer.com 22. The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache. 23. Pearls melt in vinegar.

8. You spend 7 years of your life in the bathroom. 9. A family of 26 could go to the movies in Mexico city for the price of one in Tokyo. 10. 10,000 Dutch cows pass through the Amsterdam airport each year. 11. Approximately every seven minutes of every day, someone in an aerobics class pulls their hamstring.

24. It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

12. Simplistic passwords contribute to over 80% of all computer password break-ins.

25. 35 percent of people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

13. The top 3 health-related searches on the Internet are (in this order): Depression, Allergies, & Cancer.

26. The 3 most valuable brand names on earth are Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser (in that order).


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A-Z Of Spain Following on from The Sentinella’s journey through the alphabet to discover the joys of Spain. This month we take a look a what makes Spain ‘E’. Euro - This is the unit of curency in Spain and it appears to be a lot easier to spend than the pound!  Empanada - These are covered pies. They resemble the Cornish Pasty to some degree. The tuna variety is the most popular, which consists of layers of tuna, onion and tomato sandwiched between flaky pastry.

España - Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula which includes 17 autonomous regions, the capital city is Madrid. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. According to the 2013 OECD report, (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), on average Spaniards devote 16 out of every 24 hours to leisure, eating, drinking and sleeping, they certainly know how to party! Spain is still one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.


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Lychees contain an impressive array of vitamins, fibre and antioxidants. According to Lychees Online, the fruit has more vitamin C than the same amount of oranges or lemons, a significant amount of potassium and as much fibre as an apple (with the skin on). So, why else might you want to eat lychees? Flavonoids — antioxidant compounds found in certain fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices — are known for their role in helping to prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. Lychee contains quercetin, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, cancer-fighting heart-healthy kaempferol and more. Antioxidants are nature's way of providing your cells with adequate defence against attack by reactive oxygen species (ROS), or free radicals. If you don't have an adequate supply of antioxidants to help squelch free radicals, then you can be at risk of oxidative stress, which leads to accelerated tissue and organ damage. Numerous studies have confirmed the benefits of antioxidants and the role they play in maintaining good health and reducing your risk of heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and cancer. Antioxidants also help slow down the ageing process, which can have immense effects on your skin health. Lychees are rich in antioxidant vitamin C, with more than 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C in one cup. The flavonoids, fibre and antioxidants in lychees may also support heart health. In addition, oligonol derived from lychee fruit has been shown to increase nitric oxide levels in

animal studies. Increasing nitric oxide in your blood may open constricted blood vessels and lower your blood pressure. It should be noted, however, that oligonol is a mixture of antioxidants from lychee skin and other sources (such as green tea), but does not occur naturally in lychee fruit. The nutrients in lychee — including magnesium, copper, iron, vitamin C, manganese and folate — are required for blood circulation and formation. One of the most prominent nutrients in lychee fruit is vitamin C. Vitamin C has numerous functions in the human body, including acting as an essential co-factor in enzymatic reactions. In this way, it plays a role in your body's production of collagen, carnitine (which helps your body turn fat into energy) and catecholamines (hormones made by your adrenal glands), for starters. Vitamin C is also used by your body for wound healing, repairing and maintaining the health of your bones and teeth, and plays a role in helping your body absorb iron. Vitamin C is considered an anti-ageing vitamin too, and actually reversed age-related abnormalities in mice with a premature ageing disorder, restoring healthy ageing.


THE TOWN FRIER Traditional Fish & Chips take away Mick and Andrea welcome you! All your traditional favourites inc. Kebabs, Pies, Sausage, etc. Cooked freshly to order SHADED WATERPROOF TERRACE Mick & Andrea wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! CLOSED 24th DEC - 9th JAN

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s Now b e l Ce en & cShane Th Ian M Mention the name ‘Ian McShane’ and most people immediately think of the loveable rogue ‘Lovejoy’ which he played on TV from 1986 and is still repeated today. However, McShane has enjoyed a very varied career, ranging from a lawless, foul-mouthed saloon owner in "Deadwood" to a tough, no-nonsense British gangster in "Sexy Beast." A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charismatic heavies, the classically trained actor was born in Blackburn, Lancs, to parents Irene (Cowley) and Harry McShane, who played football for Manchester United. He grew up in Manchester. McShane caught his first break in 1962 when he landed a lead role in "The Wild and the Willing." He later revealed that he had ditched a class at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to audition for the role. Since then, the award-winning actor has gone on to grab the attention of audiences and critics alike with his unforgettable portrayals of scoundrels, kings, killers and thieves. Recently, he reprised his role as club owner/ex-assassin Winston opposite Keanu Reeves in "John Wick: Chapter 2," and also played Leland, a retired sheriff with violent tendencies, opposite Patrick Wilson in "The Hollow Point." He appeared alongside Johnny Harris and Ray Winstone in Thomas Napper's blistering boxing drama "Jawbone." On television, McShane stars as Mr Wednesday in Neil Gaiman's "American

Gods," the hit series for Starz produced by Michael Green and Bryan Fuller. McShane also starred as the notoriously fearsome pirate Blackbeard opposite Johnny Depp in Disney's worldwide blockbuster hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." He was the priest/prophet/warrior Amphiarus opposite Dwayne Johnson in MGM's "Hercules," played lead dwarf Beith in the dark fantasy "Snow White and the Huntsman" and portrayed good King Bramwell in Bryan Singer's modern-day fairytale "Jack the Giant Slayer." McShane also appeared as Joe Strombel in Woody Allen's "Scoop." His universally praised performance as tough guy Teddy Bass in the cult indie hit "Sexy Beast" led one London critic to dub McShane as "The King of Cool." In a change of pace, he portrayed soft-spoken Meredith in the darkly perverse crime drama "44 Inch Chest," a film in which McShane not only starred, but also produced. McShane earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series for “Deadwood”. His compelling and gritty portrayal also scored him nominations for both Emmy and SAG Awards. He went on to collect yet another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-series for his riveting portrayal of the scheming, corrupt Waleran Bigod in the Emmy-nominated "Pillars of the Earth." More recently, he portrayed Sir Roger Scatcherd in the Julian Fellowes' mini-series "Dr Thorne" for ITV and also made an appearance as peacenik Brother Ray in HBO's juggernaut "Game of Thrones.” He has been married three times: to Suzan Farmer from 1964 to 1968, Ruth Post from 1968 to 1977 — a union which gave him two children — and his present wife, American-born Gwen Humble, from 1980 onwards. He now lives in the Venice beach area of Los Angeles.


To advertise call 664 210 468 or email sales@thesentinella.com Fake ad hoax Radio X presenter Chris Moyles has admitted he hoaxed the UK with a fake ad. The team posted a 'leaked' clip online and fans desperate to see the new John Lewis Christmas advert went into meltdown when they believed it to be the real thing. Moyles and the team at Radio X have taken ownership of the hoax, though, admitting they had faked the clip as a prank. Retailer John Lewis's festive advert is always one of the most eagerly anticipated commercials in the run-up to Christmas. The 'leaked ad' was viewed by followers on social media. The fake advert features Moyles, 44, playing the piano while dressed as Donald Duck, before turning around and winking at the camera. The attention-seeking prank seemed to go down well with most of the radio station's followers. A short clip had previously been posted on Twitter, and quickly went viral with news outlets speculating that it could be authentic. It begins with the camera zoomed in close on a Christmas tree and focuses on one particular ornament, an astronaut encircled in silver rings. As the camera pans down, Sir Elton John's Rocket Man is being played on the piano. The legendary singer is set to star in John Lewis's official Christmas ad this year, and is reportedly being paid £5million for his involvement. Stormzy student storm The University of Oxford has denied rejecting an offer from rapper Stormzy to fund a scholarship scheme for two black students. The British grime artist claims the university turned down his scholarship idea, which was then taken up by the University of Cambridge. In a statement on Twitter, Oxford said: "We have not received or turned down a proposal for student support from Stormzy and have been speaking to his team this morning to establish what happened. "We recognise the importance of Stormzy's support and share his ambition in encouraging more black students to take up university education." Stormy announced the scheme earlier this year on A-level results day at his old school, Harris City Academy, in Croydon, south London. It aims to encourage the admission of more black students to top universities, after none got into some Cambridge University colleges

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Ant and Dec break-up confirmed Ant McPartlin has confirmed plans to take an 'extended break' from TV following his drink-drive conviction in March. His best friend and showbiz partner Declan Donnelly bravely fronted the remainder of Saturday Night Takeaway alone, and is now presenting I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here without Ant for the first time in the show's history. He is partnered in Australia by Holly Willoughby. “Ant’s wellbeing is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and he’s in a great place," a source told The Sun. “But now they are trying to work out how his comeback will plan out and how everything will work."

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Some businessmen are saying that this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought the first one was. - Art Fettig

May your longest list this Christmas be the one that counts your blessings. - Unknown Author

Remember that the important thing is not what you give, or how you wrap it. The important thing, during this very special time of year, is that you save the receipt. - Dave Barry If you mistakenly wrap a Christmas present in paper that says “Happy Birthday”... You can always write “to Jesus” on it. Tell the kid next door you’re the Christmas Lawyer. You know he’s been naughty... But if he gives you half his Christmas presents, you can plead him down to “not very nice.” - Unknown Author

You can feel a real let-down after Christmas. Especially when all you have to look forward to is your New Year’s resolutions. - Melanie White Merry Christmas! Know what the best thing about this card is? It’s not a fruitcake! - Unknown Author Don’t you just hate the blatant materialism of Christmas? Aren’t you just dying to know what you got? - Melanie White

Know why this Christmas card is awesome? It’s not an email. It’s not a text. It’s not a Whatsapp. - Unknown Author

Why should you teach your kids Christmas carols? Because they can’t sing and beg for toys at the same time. - Melanie White

Why were there only three kings at Jesus’ birth? Elvis had not yet entered the building. - Unknown Author What’s the best part of Christmas shopping? When you know it’s a wrap. - Melanie White This Christmas let’s try to keep things in their proper perspective. After all, credit cards do have their limits.

Low on Christmas cheer? Do what I do: ask Santa to bring you some cheerleaders! - Greg Tamblyn After-Christmas sales fulfill a vital need. They give women something to do while men are watching bowl games. - Melanie White Christmas shopping for your parents is easy. Just buy them clothes you wouldn’t get caught dead in. - Melanie White


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What Is Therapeutic Ultrasound? Therapeutic ultrasound has been used by physiotherapists since the 1940s. Ultrasound is applied using the head of an ultrasound probe that is placed in direct contact with your skin via a transmission coupling gel. Ultrasound machines convert electrical energy which generates sound waves. The absorption rate is most effective on: • Ligament • Tendon • Fascia • Joint capsule • Scar tissue

• Tissue heating • Local blood flow • Scar tissue breakdown

How Can Ultrasound Help You? The effect of ultrasound via an increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation. The most common conditions treated with ultrasound include soft tissue injuries such as tendonitis, non-acute joint swelling (Arthritis) and muscle spasm. Most muscle and ligament injuries can benefit from therapeutic ultrasound.

The primary objectives are tissue repair and pain management. Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to cause increases in: • Healing rates • Tissue relaxation

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Christmas Facts To get you all in the mood for it...! A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard. According to a survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners. At Christmas, Ukrainians prepare a traditional twelve-course meal. A family’s youngest child watches through the window for the evening star to appear, a signal that the feast can begin. Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in 1895. Santa’s Reindeers are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. The movie ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’

(2000) features more than 52,000 Christmas lights, about 8,200 Christmas ornaments, and nearly 2,000 candy canes. The first Christmas card was created in England on December 9, 1842. Eating mince pies at Christmas dates back to the 16th century. It is still believed that to eat a mince pie on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas will bring 12 happy months in the year to follow. More diamonds are purchased at Christmas-time (31%) more than during any other holiday or occasion during the year. Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas message to the nation was televised for the first time on December 25, 1957.

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People Who Come And Go House prices – how to work out what your house is worth on today’s market Selling a house is always a huge decision to make. And reaching a decision to sell a house one has enjoyed over years here in Spain is probably one of the most difficult decisions those of us living here can make. When we do make that big decision, how do we even begin to work out what price to put on it? Here is how to get a rough idea: Firstly, start by remembering what it cost you to buy, and any work you have done on the house, to fully understand whether you would be making a profit or a loss. Secondly consider the major features of your property that will be key to placing it within one price sector or another; country or village location, attached or detached, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, your outside space, pool or no pool, overlooked or private, views, access. These are the crucial factors that will classify which price bracket is most suitable for your property. Also important, do you have any paperwork problems still unresolved, and what is the physical condition of your property.

Once you have your list of key features, take some time keying these features into specialised property portals currently advertising properties for sale in your area, such as Kyero.com or thinkspain.com. This will give you a good feel for which price bracket your house fits into and will enable you to decide on whether you could be at the upper edge of that bracket, or perhaps give yourselves a competitive advantage by aiming at the lower end of the bracket. Once you have carried out this simple research, you will be in a much better position to compare what you have discovered with the local agents you invite to give a valuation. Remember, however, that the agents have a constant, up to date feel for what is acceptable or not to today’s buyers, so listening to their opinion is very important too. If you are thinking of selling, I am always happy to discuss finding the right price for your property and the best marketing plan for you. Wishing all my vendors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! By Toni Waterman, Unspoilt Andalusia (see advertisement below)


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Axarquia Fiestas & Events Agony Aunt Penny gives readers, advice, in December help and guidance through the minefield called life. Merry Christmas!!! Dear Penny 4th - 6th December ENCUENTRO DE TRES CULTURAS Almáchar 13th December FIESTA DEL MOSTO Y LA CHACINA - Colmenar 18th December DíA DE LAS MIGAS DE TORROX Torrox 20th December RIUTA DE LA TAPA Alfarnate 22nd December FESTIVAL FLAMENCO JUAN BREVA Vélez-Málaga 31st December FIESTA DE NOCHEVIEJA DEL BALCóN DE EUROPA Nerja 31st December FIESTA FIN DE AñO Alcaucín, Sedella, Frigiliana

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‘I am a middle-aged mother and I moved out to Spain a year ago from England with my partner and our two chidren. My husband and kids have settled into life here well. My kids have made lots of friends and my husband has a great job. However, I’ve not been so fortunate. I can’t speak Spanish, I have made no friends, I haven’t got a job, plus I have put on weight lately. I feel very depressed and I wish I had never moved out here. What should I do?’ Depressed Mum. Penny says: ‘You are in a bad situation and unless you start to put in some effort it could get even worse. It seems to me as if you have just become lazy. Jobs don’t come to you. You must go and get them. Ask at some local restaurants. I bet one of them needs a waitress. As soon as you find a job the rest of your life will fall into place. Start to think positive and things will improve. If they don’t then move back to England and laze around there instead...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.... it's here again and faster than last year I swear!! This month we have some great live music for you, every Sunday when we serve our lavish Sunday Lunch Buffet with over 20 different home made dishes to choose from our gift shop and cafe offers some extra festive cheer throughout the month to compliment our daily menu and we have started up some new classes. New to La Vaqueria, we have Pilates, Fitstep; a "strictly" fun dance approach to fitness and Qigong (the ancient predecessor to Tai Chi) classes. These are all with professional very experienced teachers and we have gift vouchers available for extra special gift ideas. We are also selling gift vouchers for cream teas, Sunday buffets, mosiac workshops and our daily menu. On Friday 21st we will have our big Christmas extravaganza... a traditional 3 courses with live entertainment for just 14.95â‚Ź with Lizzy Drip, international drag queen and artist, hilariously funny; a truly great fun way to get the party started this year!!!...Then we will be closed until February. Hope you all have a lovely time... looking forward to seeing you during the month and then again next year x See main advert below


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Food For Change Charity Fundraiser... ...made €660 for people in need Food for Change held another fundraising spa day on 3rd November. Therapists donated their services, including: Reiki, Reconnective Healing, Thai massage, Energy Lines Massage, Lakota Card Reading, Natural Facelift, Reflexology and Lymphatic Drainage. A total of €660 was raised for Los Angeles de la Noche – the food kitchen in Malaga.

This takes the total raised by these spa days to more than €6,500. If you would like to know more about the homeless charity, their website is: http://www.angelesdelanoche.org/en/ For more information on complementary therapy treatments and workshops: https://www.facebook.com/theartofholisticbeing/

The charity serves over 2,500 meals, daily (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and, as Christmas approaches, they plan to serve a special dinner on Christmas Eve, in a total of 30 steakhouses (“Asadores de pollo”) around the city of Málaga. Thanks go to all who attended the spa day or made donations. Special thanks to Tracey of Centro Dharma for the use of the therapy centre. Tracey will be continuing her holistic work, running training courses at different locations, from the end of November.

Volunteers Wanted English Speaking Email: 29094social@cruzroja.es


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Axarquia Sports Page Torre Torrox Golf Society played its monthly competition at La Cala Golf Resort in November. With 60 holes of golf, La Cala is officially recognised by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation as the largest golf complex in the country. At La Cala you will find three fantastic layouts designed by the acclaimed American architect Cabell Robinson. The La Cala Resort Asia, America and Europa courses are all set within a dramatic landscape, requiring skill and accuracy to play a good round of golf. The course we played was the America, which consists of 18 holes, 72 par, 6763 yards. La Cala America is one of the most enjoyable golf courses in the region. The exciting landscape has you playing from elevated tees, across cavernous quarries and negotiating fantastically undulating fairways. This par-72 is popular in the area, and compared to the Asia and Europa golf courses, the America is the longest and considered by many as the toughest. It requires accurate and well-judged shot-making on the approach as nearly three-quarters of the greens are perched or

slightly elevated. The winner on the day with an impressive 38 points was Arndt van Braak, who also had three birdies on the day — as he played with the handicap secretary, his handicap is 4 definitely coming down! He was followed closely by Nigel Duffy and then third was Mr Colin Bird, who pulled out 21 points on the back nine. In the shortest drive competition, first, second and third were Clint Torres, Richard Wiggler and Harry Balzack.....well done gentlemen. The five Closest to the Pin competitions were won by Mike Pickard, Dave Brooks, Rob Townsend, Mark Pownell and the elderly Keith Evans. The ‘’Thanks for Turning Up’’ was won by Mr Mark Broad who nicked it on count back! The next competition is on 8th of December at Baviera Golf Club, so if you would like to play, look us up on Facebook and make contact to get your name down. FB: TorreTorrox Golf Society


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Sport In December FOOTBALL - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 11th Galatasaray v FC Porto 18:55 11th Schalke v Lokomotiv Moscow 18:55 11th Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur 21:00 11th Club Brugge v Atletico Madrid 21:00 11th Crvena Zvezda v Paris Saint-Germain 21:00 11th Inter Milan v PSV Eindhoven 21:00 11th Liverpool v Napoli 21:00 11th Monaco v Borussia Dortmund 21:00 12th FC Viktoria Plzen v Roma 18:55 12th Real Madrid v CSKA Moscow 18:55 12th Ajax v Bayern Munich 21:00 12th BSC Young Boys Bern v Juventus 21:00 12th Benfica v AEK Athens 21:00 12th Manchester City v Hoffenheim 21:00 12th Shakhtar Donetsk v Lyon 21:00 12th Valencia v Manchester United 21:00 EUROPA LEAGUE 13th Belediye v Standard Liege 18:55 13th Besiktas v Malmo FF 18:55 13th Dynamo Kiev v FK Jablonec 18:55 13th Genk v Sarpsborg 18:55 13th Lazio v Eintracht Frankfurt 18:55 13th MOL Vidi FC v Chelsea 18:55 13th Marseille v Apollon Limassol 18:55 13th PAOK Salonika v BATE Borisov 18:55 13th Rapid Wien v Rangers 18:55 13th Rennes v Astana 18:55 13th Sevilla v Krasnodar 18:55 13th Villarreal v Spartak Moscow 18:55 13th AEK Larnaca v Bayer Leverkusen 21:00 13th Arsenal v Qarabag FK 21:00 13th Celtic v Red Bull Salzburg 21:00 13th Dinamo Zagreb v Anderlecht 21:00 13th F91 Dudelange v Real Betis 21:00 13th FC Copenhagen v Bordeaux 21:00 13th FC Spartak Trnava v Fenerbahce 21:00 13th Ludogorets v FC Zurich 21:00 13th Olympiakos FC v AC Milan 21:00 13th RB Leipzig v Rosenborg 21:00 13th Slavia Prague v Zenit St.Petersburg 9pm 13th Sporting Lisbon v Vorskla Poltava 21:00 PREMIER LEAGUE 1st Crystal Palace v Burnley 16:00 1st Huddersfield Town v Brighton and Hove Albion 16:00 1st Leicester City v Watford 16:00 1st Manchester City v Bournemouth 16:00 1st Newcastle United v West Ham Utd 4pm 1st Southampton v Manchester United 18:30 2nd Chelsea v Fulham 13:00 2nd Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur 15:05 2nd Liverpool v Everton 17:00 4th Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town 20:45 4th Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace 20:45 4th West Ham United v Cardiff City 20:45 4th Watford v Manchester City 21:00

5th Burnley v Liverpool 20:45 5th Everton v Newcastle United 20:45 5th Fulham v Leicester City 20:45 5th Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea 20:45 5th Manchester United v Arsenal 21:00 5th Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton 21:00 8th Bournemouth v Liverpool 13:30 8th Arsenal v Huddersfield Town 16:00 8th Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion 16:00 8th Cardiff City v Southampton16:00 8th Manchester United v Fulham 16:00 8th West Ham United v Crystal Palace 16:00 8th Chelsea v Manchester City 18:30 8th Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur 20:45 9th Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers 17:00 10th Everton v Watford 21:00 15th Manchester City v Everton 13:30 15th Crystal Palace v Leicester City 16:00 15th Huddersfield Town v Newcastle Utd 4pm 15th Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley 16:00 15th Watford v Cardiff City 16:00 15th Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bournemouth 16:00 15th Fulham v West Ham United 18:30 16th Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea 14:30 16th Southampton v Arsenal 14:30 16th Liverpool v Manchester United 17:00 21st Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool 21:00 22nd Arsenal v Burnley 13:30 22nd Bournemouth v Brighton and Hove Albion 16:00 22nd Chelsea v Leicester City 16:00 22nd Hudder. Town v Southampton 16:00 22nd Manchester City v Crystal Palace 16:00 Too many to list them all SNOOKER 27th Nov - 9th UK Championship, The Barbican, York DARTS 13th - 1st Jan PDC World Championships, Alexandra Palace, London GOLF 29th Nov - 2nd Hero World Challenge; Albany, New Providence, Bahamas 29th Nov - 2nd Australian PGA Championship, Royal Pines Resort, Queensland, Australia 29th Nov - 2nd Afasia Bank Mauritius Open, Four Seasons GC, Mauritius 29th Nov - 2nd South African Open, Randpark GC, Johannesburg, South Africa 7th - 9th QBE Shootout; Tiburon, Naples, FL 13th - 16th Alfred Dunhill Championship, Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa


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Volunteers needed. The Costa Animal Society needs your help, particularly with their efforts at the Sunday car boot markets in Nerja and Almuñecar. If you have some time, and especially if you own a 4x4 or other large vehicle, your assistance in transporting and selling goods on a Sunday morning would be much appreciated as both these markets help raise much needed funds to care for rescued animals. If you can assist CAS in any way call Wendy: 660271984 or Vera: 680 315880. SEEKING CHARITIES - People helping People Do you know of any SPANISH Charities (O.N.G) who help people and are seeking funding? The American International Club is currently seeking Spanish Organisations who are seeking assistance. The organisation will be presenting a donation at the Dia de Residente event this April in Nerja. If you are aware of an organisation that assists Spanish people, please send an email with contact information to nerjaclub@yahoo.com The American International Club is a social club open to all nationalities which spans the area from Almunecar to Torrox and beyond. Activities include tapas runs, monthly excursions, petanque, coffee mornings, dinners and walks. The Club raises funds for Spanish charities and each year makes a significant donation to a local organisation as a way of saying "thank you" to our host nation. Our motto is "If it isn't fun, we don't do it". To join in the fun email: nerjaclub@yahoo.com http://www.americaninternationalclub.com Los Romanes Royal British Legion. Los Romanes branch has two venues. We meet weekly on a Tuesday at 12 midday at Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel and on a Wednesday at 12 midday at Bar La Vega, Torre del Mar. Our friendly group get together not only to raise funds for and support the Royal British Legion in Spain, but also meet to be with friends and have some fun, including quizzes, bingo, monthly lunches etc. We always welcome new members (you don’t have to be ex-military) – so come along to make some new friends at one of our meetings or contact Joyce on 692 551 385 for more information.

Furniture shop, Torre del Mar is looking for volunteers who have a free morning or afternoon every week to help us to sell second hand furniture and attend to customers in the new store. Would you like to help us? Contact 952564910/671048304 voluntariado@cudeca.org Los Romanes Car boot / market. Every second Sunday of the month, next on Sun 9h December. For information call Chris 655 240 957 (Eng) or Isa 659 589 562

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Quiz Night Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, C/Dr Maranon, Torre del Mar. Quiz night with a difference. From 8.30pm. Hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call to reserve your table 952544362 Every 2nd Wednesday in the month AAR monthly quiz at La Tasca. 3pm start. Opposite the police station, Torre del Mar. Call Shelia for details 640 328 051 Every Monday is quiz night at the Irish Rover, El Copo, Torre del Mar. Come and support local charities. Call 603 186 347 to reserve a table. Car Boot Sale 1st Sunday of every month except Jan & Aug). At restaurant El Pantano (on the A356 towards Colmenar KM30 overlooking the lake) 9.30am - 1pm. Call 619 471 301 to reserve a stall. 41 Club If anyone wishes to know more about our 41 Club which has 50 members from 10 different countries throughout Northern Europe. We are a drop in club as most of our members only spend short periods of time in Spain but always turn up to join in our FUN. 41clubnerja.org or ring Alfie on 626998626

Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Argentine Tango classes in Torrox: Wed 5pm 6pm Salón Pilates con Lorena Calle Deire, edificio fantasia, sótano 2 derecha, Torrox pueblo Mario Correa 649 59 55 94 mac1710@gmail.com Local artist Margaret Riordan has an art exhibition until end April 2018 at Bar Choto Playa on the N340 at Penoncillo beach, Torrox Costa, (Not Tues). (Next to Ruta 340 motorcycles shop). Free entry, plenty of free parking. Margaret is a self-taught artist (retired secretary) She was born in Bristol, England, and has been painting and drawing all her life. She has entered many competitions with success at local and national level and over 400 of her works have been sold throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. Local choir “CoraXalia” Local choir “CoraXalia” (Director: Eusebio Pita) has the pleasure of inviting you to two free Christmas concerts, one in the Arts Centre in Alcaucín on Fri 7 Dec at 20.00 and one in the Church of San Isidro Labrador in Periana Sat 8 Dec at 20.00. There will be a collection for charity at the end of the concerts. Email eucorax@hotmail.es or Tel: 689 111 352.


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Move It To Music! A gentle, informal and fun dance fitness class held on Saturdays, 11-12 noon, annually from mid October to Easter, Time Sport Gym - Avda de Pescia 21, Nerja. For more info: 675 846 217/moveittomusic@yahoo.co.uk

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

Short Mat Bowls The Nerja Short Mat Bowls Club is now operating in the hotel Jimesol, C/ Chaparil, Nerja on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1.45pm to 4.15pm. New members welcome. Contact Marian on 952 523 754 or Malcolm on 952 520 579 for more details. www.shortmatbowlsnerja.com

RBL - Nerja We enjoy regular lunches on the first Friday of each month at the Restaurant Nueva Arenas in La Herradura and on the third Thursday each month at the hotel Al Andalus, Maro. email dgdeepblue@gmail.com or Tel: 615 550 886 To book for lunches, or to contact the branch for information, please contact our Secretary Vera Osborne, Tel: 952967200, Email: ozzybaldwin@yahoo.co.uk Every one is welcome and you don't have to be ex military to join. We are a friendly active branch who support a very worthwhile cause, So come along and join us"

Golf: TOGS (Torrox Golf Society) If you would like a friendly but competitive game of golf each Sunday morning at Baviera, then why not join TOGS, possibly the friendliest Society on the Costa. Email: torroxgolfsociety@gmail.com or call Captain: George Clay on 643 139 023 Colmenar Social Club is a group whose aim is to promote friendship and assistance to all our members. We meet every Wednesday from 12.00pm at arco Del Sol Hotel, Colmenar on a356 velez Malaga to Casabermeja road Km9. a great venue to enjoy a variety of activities such as wine tasting, talks, cooking demonstrations, monthly lunches, car sharing days out, theatre visits and a monthly bowling group. Everyone is welcome, if you’re interested please contact Carol on 643 358 493 or visit our Facebook page: Colmenar Social Club - to view activities. Phoenix Club We now meet every Tuesday between 12 and 2pm at Bar La Vega, Avenida Andalucia and is sandwiched between the small Mercadona Supermarket and the Repsol Garage on the way out of Torre towards Malaga. Call Gail 951 067 723 www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk Do you like singing? Would you like to join a choir? We are inviting new singers to become members of the local, long-established choir, Coral Coraxalia under the leadership of Eusebio Pita. Great, friendly atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances and concerts, social events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals Thursdays 17.30 – 20.00 in the Casa Cultura on the main A7205 road at Viñuela village. Plenty of free parking opposite. Come along to a rehearsal and hear us and decide if you’d like to join us! For more information call 689 111 352 / 669 682 138

Golf: TorreTorrox Golf Society The local, men only, Golf Society for those wanting a monthly Saturday game at different courses within an hours drive of Torre Del Mar. Find us on Facebook or call Antony on 639 418 017. RBL Benajarafe Branch meet every Friday from 12.00 at the Restaurante Mediterraneo situated on the coast road in Benajarafe. We enjoy bingo, quizzes, various entertainment & monthly outings. We have an excellent weekly lunch & welcome new/existing RBL members. Tel: 653108415 Email: benajaraferblspainsouth@gmail.com The Nerja Philosophical Group For info please call Tom Bryson on 699 170 931 Red Cross The Red Cross can help foreign residents with such things as basic needs (food, clothing and medicines) plus other services such as the loan of aids (wheelchairs, crutches and walking sticks), SOS type personal alarms and help to attend appointments e.g. GP or hospital visits. There are a small number of English-speaking volunteers so if you need help or would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer please email Richard at 29094social@cruzroja.es A Traditional Christmas Fayre will be held at St George’s Anglican Church Málaga (in the grounds of the historic English Cemetery, Avda de Pries 1, Málaga) on Sunday 2nd December at 12.30pm. Baked goods, bric-a-brac, Tombola, and much more.


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‘The 'Big Cats' We are a group of Jaguar enthusiasts living in Andalucia. We have a meeting each month for a meal and a good old chat about our cars. On occasions we organise something rather more special, Mystery Tours or Weekends Away. The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club is the largest Jaguar Club in the world and was formed in 1984, by members of other Jaguar Clubs, for the enthusiast who not only used, but maintained or restored their SS, Jaguar or Daimler. Contact Philip Wray on 669 434 457 www.jec-spain.com JEC.CostaDelSol@gmail.com Join El Valle! El Valle is one of Axarquia’s most successful and longest running social clubs. We are based in the Lake Vinuela area, 10 km inland from Velez Malaga, and most members live fairly locally but we also welcome people from the coast and further afield. At our monthly meetings you can find out about our wide range of activities that range from the cultural and gastronomic to quizzes, games and films. We also organise days out and short trips away. Through its members El Valle has links to groups that enjoy a variety of pursuits including leisurely scenic walks, more energetic cross-country hash runs, photography, quad biking, drama, bird watching and dancing. So whatever your interests El Valle has something for you! We meet on the first Mon of each month (apart from Aug when we take a break!) at the Camping Bar, Lake Vinuela. Visit www.campinglavinuela.es for directions. Meetings start 7:30 but we start arriving from 7pm so come early and introduce yourself so that we can help you make the most of what El Valle has to offer. We also meet us on Fri mornings from 11:30-12:30 at Meson Sara at the Puente don Manuel crossroads to join us, book an event or have a chat. www.el-valleasociacion.com The Nerja History Group for anyone interested in Spanish History. We have Lectures and trips each month. We are of mixed Nationalities and lectures are conducted in English. Meetings are held at the Nerja Museum, above the underground car park, starting at 11.00am and finish approx. 12.30pm. Please see www.nerjahistorygroup.es and or email nerjahistorygroup@yahoo.com The Jitterbug Jazz Group will be performing at St George’s Anglican Church, Avda de Pries 1,

Málaga (in the grounds of the English Cemetery) on Wednesday, 29th August at 8.30pm. Entry €10. Cash Bar. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Mon through Fri 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards. Events in December Every Friday – Coffee Morning. Time 11am - 1pm. Monday 3rd - Half Orange “Bring & Share” Lunch, widows, widowers & singles group. Time 1pm Tuesday 4th - Photography Group.Don´t forget to bring your camera. Time 4pm Thursday 6th - The Centre will be closed for National Holiday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11th/12th/13th – Excursion to Cordoba, Medina Azahara & Christmas Light. Tickets available at the centre, price 169€ per person sharing a double room, 199€ per person in a single room on a bed and breakfast basis. Deposit 50€. Photocopy of passport required when booking. Final payment by 15th November. Price includes coach travel and insurance, hotel accommodation and visit to Medina Azahara. Fund raising event. Departure times: Algarrobo (Lidl) 08:15, Caleta (Vets) 08:20, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 08:30, Viñuela (F Pitch) 08:45 Saturday 15th – Ecumenical Christmas Carol Service. Time 6pm Friday 21st- Coach Excursion to “La Mosca” Belen and Malaga Christmas Lights. Ticket price 10 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fundraising. Departure: Viñuela (Football pitch) 15:20, Algarrobo (Lidl) 15:45, Caleta (Vets) 15:50, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 16:00. Monday 24th & 25th – The Centre will be closed for Public Holidays. Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th & Friday 28th – The Centre will be open mornings only 10.00 to 13.00. Friday 28th – Coffee Morning “Special Lucky Grapes”. Ticket price 2.50€ available at the Centre. All proceeds to fundraising. Time 11am to 1pm.


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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 The Anglican Parish of Nerja & Almuñécar Services at Iglesia San Miguel (St Michael's Church), Nerja every Sunday at 12 noon and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel), Almuñécar every Sunday at 9.30 a.m. (except during August). There is also a short service of Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 9.30 a.m. in the Church Shop, Calle Málaga, Nerja. Priest in Charge: Father Nigel Thomas. Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. 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 Velez-Malaga - Capilla De San Jose, Calle Linares 7, Velez-Malaga. Sundays 10.30. Website stgeorgemalaga.org Tel 952 407 050 Anglican communion. Torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at

Local Police : 091 Guardia : 062 Fire : 080 11am, Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). Roman Catholic - Caleta de Velez - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, change of venue from October 7th at the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, situated on the main street, Caleta de Velez. Time 5pm. Sunday Anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE) 11am. Morning prayer 1st & 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays. Torre del Mar Evangelical Church Torre del Mar Presbyterian Church (Evangelical) meets for worship each Sunday at 11.00am in Legends Bar, C/ Don Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez, Torre del Mar. Everyone welcome. Email info@torredelmarchurch.es Web www.Torredelmarchurch.es Torre del Mar: International Church Málaga/Cornerstone International Church. Meets Sun @ 11:30am & Wed @ 6:30 pm for Bible Study. Calle Solera 2, Bajos,Torre del Mar (Opposite the Bus Station TDM) Evangelical Church - El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11am. Midweek activities - Pilates - Mon 11am - 12.15pm. Bridge club Tues 2.15pm - 6pm. AA - Wed 7pm. Charity shop/books open Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm. Bible study Thurs 5-7pm. We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobilaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone: 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 Bank Hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. Taxis Torre: 653 917 004, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 653 917 004, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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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 & Camping Vinuela Ctr.A356 KM30. Thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral Saturdays: Caleta de Velez , Competa & Benajarafe, Algarrobo Costa, Opp Lidl (1st & 3rd Saturday each month) Sundays: Malaga Consulates UK Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2º- Malaga 902 109 256 or 913 342 194 Ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nº15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 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 Chemists www.bit.ly/dutychemists Telefonica

Airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 Granada 952 048 804 Airlines www.easyjet.com www.ryanair.com www.thompsonfly.com www.norwegian.com www.flybe.com www.bmibaby.com www.ba.com 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: 902 702 727 www.itvcita.com - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am - 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am 12.45pm

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) : a h a Jokes h Thanks to MP for the following jokes... A father put his 3 year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers which ended by saying: "God bless Mummy, God bless Daddy, and God bless Grandma and goodbye Grandpa." The father asked, "Why did you say goodbye Grandpa?" The little girl said, "I don't know, Daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do." The next day grandpa died. The father thought it was a strange coincidence. A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers which went like this: "God bless Mummy, God Bless Daddy and goodbye Grandma." The next day the grandmother died. “Jesus Christ,” thought the father, "This kid is in contact with the other side." Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed the dad heard her say: "God bless Mummy and goodbye Daddy.." He practically went into shock. He couldn't sleep all night and got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office. He was nervous as a cat all day, had lunch and watched the clock. He figured if he could get by until midnight he would be okay. He felt safe in the office, so instead of going home at the end of the day he stayed there, drinking coffee, looking at his watch and jumping at every sound. Finally, midnight arrived, he breathed a sigh of relief and went home. When he got home his wife said, "I've never seen you work so late, what's the matter?" He said, "I don't want to talk about it, I've just had the worst day of my life." She said, "You think you had a bad day, you'll never believe what happened to me this morning, my golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson." ------------------------------------------------------------Paddy was on his deathbed and knew the end was near. His nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2 sons

are with him at his home in Belfast. He asks for 2 independent witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes. When all is ready he begins to speak: "My son Seamus, I want you to take the houses in Cultra." "My daughter Geraldine, you take the apartments over in Malone Road." "My son Patrick Junior, I want you to take the offices in the City centre." "Bridget, my dear wife, please take all the residential properties on the Upper Lisburn Road ." The nurse and witnesses are blown away. They did not realise the extent of Paddy's wealth. As he slips away, the nurse says to his wife, "Mrs O'Shaughnessy, my deepest condolences. Your husband must have been such a hard-working and wonderful man to have accumulated all this property".. "Property?”, his wife replies. “The f***** had a window cleaning round." ------------------------------------------------------------I saw a job advertised as a ladies private parts waxer’s assistant. Job includes knickers, preparing the area for waxing and rubbing in oil after waxing. When I asked at the job centre, they said I had to go to Cornwall. “Why, is that where the job is?” I asked “No” they replied, “That’s where the back of the queue is!” ------------------------------------------------------------Ron Chestna, 89, was pulled over at 2am and asked where he was going at that time of night. Ron replied, “I’m on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and it’s effect on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late” “Really, who is giving this lecture at this time of night?” the officer asked Ron replied. “That would be the wife.”

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jump tomorrow. I said, "Have you got a spare pair of knickers with you?" "What, in case I poo myself?" She replied. "No." I said, "In case your main chute doesn't open." ------------------------------------------------------------Went to the cinema yesterday and was buying popcorn, a drink and some sweets. I said, "I'm ever so sorry, I've only got a £50 note." The lady said, "That's ok, you can put the sweets back!" ------------------------------------------------------------A blonde takes her car to the mechanics. He says “Nothing to worry about love, just s*** in the air filter” She replies, “Brilliant! How many times have I got to do that?” ------------------------------------------------------------They told me I’d never be good at Poetry because I’m Dyslexic. But so far I’ve made two vases and a jug and they are lovely. ------------------------------------------------------------Purchased a deodorant stick today. Instructions say "Remove cap & push up bottom" I can hardly walk but when I fart the room smells lovely.

Ginger Bamber Section What’s the difference between the Loch Ness monster and an attractive ginger? They have pictures of Nessie ------------------------------------------------------------How many Ginger people does it take to change a lightbulb? None. They prefer to sit in the dark. ------------------------------------------------------------What do you call a good looking man with a Ginger? A hostage

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1. I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I? 2. You have the misfortune to own an unreliable clock. This one loses exactly 24 minutes every hour. It is now showing 3:00am and you know that is was correct at midnight, when you set it. The clock stopped 1 hour ago, what is the correct time now?

3. Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels? 4. What is a Ha Ha? 5. In Japan what is Seppuku? 6. Who discovered blood circulation?

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7. The dunnock is another name for which bird? 8. Hellas refers to which which country? 9. Who was the son of Zeus and Maia - Gods Messenger? 10. Roy Scherer jr became famous as who?

4. Mary was working in a chemistry lab with a mixture of chemicals that was 90% water and weighed 20 pounds. After returning to the lab from a weekend break, she calculated the mixture was now 50% water. How much does the mixture now weigh? For purposes of this puzzle, assume the non-water part of the mixture was not affected by evaporation.

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ARIES: March 21-April 20 As winter settles in you experience some deep thoughts and emotions, reflecting on the how, when, where and why of existence. Love is in your heart and on your mind - give it plenty of space and nurturing

LIBRA: September 23 - October 22 You find yourself having super creative urges at the beginning of December. You want to sing, paint, dance and create your very own front door wreath made out of locally sourced vegetation and unusual objects. A week into the month, take a step back for some rest and relaxation

TAURUS: April 21-May 21 Embrace feelings of intensity – some painful moments may be more painful but the wonder-filled moments will be more wonderful than ever. Firm up travel plans on the 4th and 5th and you’ll be glad you did. Open up to friends on the 8th and 9th, embrace their compassion and realise how lucky you are to have them in your life

SCORPIO: October 23 - November 21 December gets off to a fabulous start whilst you revel in splendor and wonder. Your concepts are terrific, they will work wonders when they’re put in place, and ideally should be implemented during the first week. The 2nd week is slower, softer and more romantic turning sparks into fireworks!

GEMINI: May 22-June 21 You’ll feel inexplicably drawn toward helping others at the beginning of December, maybe volunteering at a soup kitchen, babysitting for overstressed neighbours or gathering donations for a local cause. You’re a naturally giving person and the more you indulge this aspect of your personality, the more fulfilled you’ll feel

SAGITTARIUS: November 22 - December 21 You start the month in a dreamlike state, with moods ruling. While it’s hard to get much accomplished at this time, embrace this slow, but deeply imaginative, period. Winter is the perfect backdrop for your mind to get wild with colourful creativity, whilst watching your dreams come into alignment with reality

CANCER: June 22-July 22 You’re likely to be feeling emotionally up and down around the 1st December, affected by the holiday season creeping up. Since you’re so sensitive, you’re probably picking up on signals coming from your surroundings. Instead of reacting, do what you can to centre yourself – practice yoga and go for walks

CAPRICORN: December 22 - January 20 Examine all details early in the month and observe the pattern emerging. Whether you’re a carpenter with a cabinetmaking specialty, a corporate lawyer or a cupcake salesperson, you’ll be responsible for a major breakthrough at work, thanks to your attention to the little things

LEO: July 23-August 23 If you look at an issue on the 1st, consider it and all aspects deeply and completely. If you decide to try a new approach go all out. Now is the time to give a hundred percent, turn 180ºs and take a new look at the world from this perspective. You`ll be astounded by what you find VIRGO: August 24-September 22 Your intellectual curiosity knows no bounds at the beginning of the month as you explore questions your colleagues never thought to raise and find answers that will shed new light on how to get things done. Outside of work, your explorations into how you fit into the scheme of things, relate with the people around you and the invisible ties that bind us, will transform the way you look at things in a major

AQUARIUS: January 21 - February 19 Your mind is very much on your career. Are you advancing at the rate you’d like to be? Are you happy with what you’re doing? Do you want to switch tracks? Are you not entirely sure, one way or another? The answers are all out there and, as long as you look for them with an honest heart and an open mind, you will find them PISCES: February 20 - March 20 There will be days when you should be on the alert for potential trouble brewing. No need to be in a state of paranoia but take red flags seriously when you see them. By the 2nd week of December help is at hand and you return to being loving, fun and all round successful

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lFor Air Conditioning call Mark at Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar lPolar Air For Professional and reliable servicing, repairs and installation of A/C at competitive rates by a qualified technician.Call Susie or Peter 655 211 192 or visit www.polarair.eu lCHS Cooling and Heating Solutions. All makes of air conditioning, serviced and installed. Also Solar, Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Call: 655 791 167 Email: chsspain@gmail.com lConnect Air Conditioning. Supplying the latest in heat pump technology at the best prices. Contact Sean: 639 738 624 www.connectairconditioning.com Email: connect.aircon@hotmail.com

lSolar 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. ian@solarshadetinting.com Speak to Ian 644 54 61 76 958 49 65 71

ALARMS lPerfect Alarm S.L High quality security systems including CCTV and Alarms. We speak English and German. Call: Mr. Martin on 608 517 661

BOAT TRIPS lCostaboattrips. Private & bespoke trips max of 8 people, Avoid the crowds and enjoy spectacular views from the sea, cliffs, waterfalls, caves, beaches sunsets, whilst enjoying complimentary free sandwiches and drinks on your trip. www.costaboattrips. info@costaboattrips.com (+34) 615 598 270

BEAUTY & BOUTIQUE lThe Hair & Beauty Studio Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel, (along from Morenos) Call: 951 204 158 or 654 897 410

BOOKSHOPS lPasatiempo Calle Infantes 32, Torre del Mar, 952 543 703, Email: libreriapasatiempo@hotmail.com

BUILDERS lLT 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 info@ltconstruction.es www.ltconstruction.es lAll types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 lJohn Housby, Building, Plastering, Tiling & Painting. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414. Email: housbyjohn@gmail.com


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The Sentinella Paginas BUILDERS (Continued) lPaul & Sons, Tiling specialists; terraces, pools and household tiling. Based in Torrox, willing to travel. Phone: 685 211 215

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

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

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING wRoy’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning. Professional Machines, 18 years experience. All areas covered. Call Mark on 958 640 068 or 656 561 669

CCTV lPerfect Alarm S.L High quality security systems including CCTV and Alarms. We speak English and German. Call: Mr. Martin on 608 517 661

CHIROPODISTS lRegisitered Chiropodist/Podiatrist offering a complete footcare service in the comfort of your own home. Over 25yrs exp NHS & private. Call: 636 866 715

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

CLINICS lAnalysis Clinic, Haematology, Coagulation (Contro of Warfarin), Biochemistry, Inmunology,Hormone, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Special analysis. Home visits for blood tests. Antonio Armijo Navas, Specialist in Clinical Analysis. Urb. Costa del Oro, Local-4. Torrox Costa, Phone: 952 53 23 93

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

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

COUNSELLING lKestrel Counselling. Professional, confidential, qualified counselling service. Face 2 Face, skype or online. Experienced with all age groups including children. www.kestrelcounselling.com Email: kestrelcounselling@gmail.com Tel: 951 904 671

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

DAMP PROOFING lElectro-OS S.L. Immediately effective. 20 Year guarantee. Tel: 958 656 560. www.electro-os.com info@Electro-os.com lDamp Proofing Why live in a healthy climate, but live in an unhealthy house? Stop rising and penetrating damp in your house now. Call us for a free quote. With a 20 year guarantee. Specialised professionals. We speak English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish. FB: Teamsecomur Andalusia Call: 693 478 470

DECORATION INTERIOR/EXTERIOR lTejidos Belen For all your soft furnishings. Specialists in cushions, pillows, accessories, interior & exterior decoration. We repair your sofas & terrace furniture. Tel: 952531732 / 650964624 Avd. Andalucia No.34 (next to Supermarket La Plaza)Torrox Costa

DENTISTRY lClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: clinicaeuropatorroxcosta@gmail.com British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157


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The Sentinella Paginas lDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at competitive prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German and Spanish Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 10-5pm www.dentadanes.com

DOORS & WINDOWS UPVC lVentanas Arcoplan - VEKA profile windows, doors and glass curtains. A reputable, fully registered company with over 15 years experience. Visit our showroom opposite El Corte Ingles, C/Santa Fabiola no 24 Local 1, 29651 Mijas Costa, Malaga. Call: 952 667 559 / 634 04 30 92

DRAIN CLEARANCE lDrains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 / 657 862 628 lAt Your Service Plumbing, Electrical, Prop. Maintenance Torre del Mar/Puente don Manuel area. Ex. Corgi reg. with over 35 years experience. Tel: 951 066 064 / 692 330 420 Email: casaflores45@yahoo.es lDrain & Leak Solutions Your underground plumbers!High pressure water jetting, Drain tracing CCTV, Septic tank problems & installationsm, baths, sinks & toilets unblocked, leak detection & repairs. Fully qualified and fully legal. No call out fee!! Tel: 951 310 111 / 651 111 005 www.drain&leak.com

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

ESTATE AGENTS lBuy A Home Spain Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar. (Opposite the bus station) Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: info@buyahomespain.com Website: www.buyahomespain.com

lAxarquia Properties S.L Established 2001. Office: 952 436 781 Cta.almeria 194, Benajarafe Email: sa@axarquiaproperties.com www.axarquiaproperties.com lFleming Properties, Calle Dr. Fleming, 1, Nerja. 952 524 140 or 637 278 306/606 087 362, www.fleming-properties.com

lCountry Properties 29754 Competa - Málaga Plaza Almijara, 21 & Avd. Constitución, 33 Tel.: +34 952 51 61 78 29770 Torrox - Málaga Calle Elisa Ortigosa, 7 Tel.: +34 952 53 91 25 29740 Torre del Mar Málaga Avda. Andalucia, 32B Tel.: +34 952 54 18 86 / 654 693 680 www.countryproperties.net sales@countryproperties.net lSkandiaMäklarna is your quality estate agency, don't hesitate to contact us. NEW ADDRESS: C/ Castillo Perez 21, Nerja. Tel: 952 639 998 or mobile: 693 804 044. Email:nerja@skandiamaklarna.se www.skandiamaklarna.se/nerja

EST AGENTS/PROPERTY RENTALS lSpanish Management Vinuela (next to the Farmacia) 666 135 516 or 691 341 268 Web: www.spanishmanagement.com Email: officespanishmanagement@yahoo.co.uk lZalia properties, long established sales rental agents, Lake Viñuela area. Car hire, Pool, Villa cleans etc. El Cruce de Periana 4, Edf. Alzabel, Semisotano 2, Alcaucin www.zaliaproperties.net 952 519 718 / 663 093 782, 696 206 158 lA&N Aviles & Norling Investment Call: 952 965 981 / 658 963 618 www.avilesnorling.com / www.anholidayrentals.com C/Saladero Viejo 1, Torre del Mar C/Salvago 2, 20 derecha, Malaga

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

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

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

GARDENING & POOLS

HYPNOTHERAPY, NLP & LIFE COACH lMaria McMahon (BSc. Hons), Clinical NLP/ Hypnotherapist & Life Coach. Help with weight loss, smoking, anxiety, self-confidence, phobias, sleep quality and more. One to one & group sessions/workshops in Nerja. Email Maria for a free 30 min consultation: hypnosisaxarquia@gmail.com

INSURANCE lGPS Insurance Services - For all your Insurance needs (Personal & Business) Check out our easy to navigate website to request quotes www.gpsinsuranceservices.com email: admin@gpsinsuranceservices.com Tel/Whatsapp: 722 708 615

INTERNET SERVICES

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

lRiosat SL, Reliable internet services in the campo. No telephone line required.Please call for details. 951 239 310 / 626 679 018 Email: info@riosat.com / Web: www.riosat.com

HEALTH & BEAUTY

INTERNET TELEVISION (IPTV)

lWeight Control - Herbalife Independent Distributor, Bea Savory, 95 253 4795 beasav24@gmail.com (business opportunity also available)

lTechno-Vision, UK & Scandinavian IPTV packages with Catch Up, PAYG available. Tel: (0034) 657 066 782 / UK: (0044) 7835 772 340 Web: www.techno-vision.es info@techno-vision.es

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

HEATING lRedwell® – the leading brand in Infrared Heating Systems. White panels and designs like mirrors, pictures, glass etc. Low consumption, low running time due to partial storage material inside. Prevents damp. Contact/showroom: Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa, call 952 539 742, sscharler@gmx.de, www.redwell.com

KENNELS AND CATTERIES lResidencia Cantalobos the Pet Hotel in La Herradura, offers the highest standards of care for your pets. Call Now - Tel: +34 603 739 886. www.valleverdeanimalrescue.org email: valleverdeanimalrescue@hotmail.com Facebook: Cantalobos Pet Hotel

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

KITCHENS lIdecocina, Perfecting quailty, price and service since 1980. Design and fitting all types of kitchens and all styles, including accessories and electrical appliances. 952 541 895 C/Los Prados, 4 Torre del Mar. www.idecocina.com


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lCS Abogados , Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (in front of Mercadona). Torre del Mar, Calle Rioja, 69, Edificio Salares, local A. (Near the Bus Station). Free initial consultation, 952 967 004 Email: info@cslawyers.es / www.cslawyers.es lAxarquia Solicitors 15 years helping expats and non-residents –Offices in Nerja & Velez-Málaga. 952 901 225 mail@axarquiasolicitors.com or ring Melanie Elst on 685589802 for a free no obligation appointment lDe Cotta Law Spanish and English Lawyers, specialising in Business Law, Debt Recovery, Company Start-ups and more. Multilingual. Calle Diputacion 11, Nerja 952 527 014

lHeiko by Heiko, Avda Andalucia 119, Torre del Mar 952 967 923 lOpticas Perea – Optical & Audio Centre. C/Santa Margarita, 15, Torre del Mar. Tel: 951 241 410 Email: info@opticasperea.es or visit our website www.opticasperea.es We speak English, German, French and Spanish.

LOCKSMITHS l24 Hour Emergency Locksmith Fully qualified UK C & G tradesman. 24/7 callouts & or appointments. Call: 664 367 511 or email: pcandmrogers@gmail.com

MASSAGE Massage: Therapeutic and relaxation. For back-and muscle pain or for a soothing relaxation massage, in the peaceful setting of our finca in Periana. Book online through www.wellnessdoncarmelo.com. Or Whatsapp (no calls, we’re busy massaging) +34 652 200 702

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

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

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

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

PAINTING lNo Need to Paint Does your property need painting? Interior or exterior. Call now for a brochure: 640 519 482 or 952 594 425 Email: jabe@noneedtopaint.com

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

PLUMBERS lAndy Mann UK Corgi-registered Domestic Water and Gas services. All areas covered. Combi boiler technician. Emergency Breakdowns Tel: 633 875 588 Email: andymann_genesis@yahoo.co.uk lEnglish/Spanish Plumber Over 30 years experience, trained and qualified in England. All plumbing work undertaken. For a fast and reliable service. Call José on: 638 609 906 lPlumbing by Chris, repairs, replacement and reforms. Est. since 1982. Call Chris: 674 617 379. No call our fee!

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

PROPERTY OFF PLAN lAlexia 2nd phase in Caleta de Velez, 112 apartments and penthouses, don’t miss out! Set in a privileged location, the best in Caleta. Call: 952 783 531 / 910 516 354 www.alexia.es


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

REMOVALS lTransportation to UK to Spain to UK. Whole van loads or single items. Good rates. Regular trips. Also local removals. Call Graham: 620 353 594 Email: vgcasacolor@gmail.com lTony Roam Removals UK to Spain to UK Email: tonyroam@btconnect.com / www.euroam.co.uk ES: 636 393 542 / UK: 07973 362 003 lAlcala Transport, Fully Legal, Spanish registered Transport/Removals Company. Operating locally for over 10 years. We run two vans twice per month to and from the UK/Europe. Call Colin for a no obligation quote on 0034 608 085 700 or 0044 7936886822

RENT A CAR lRent a Car Estrella Rent Delivery and collection at Malaga airport or in your location. Automatic cars. Unlimited kilometers, full insurance, VAT and additional driver included. 952 511 209 www.estrellarent.com / estrellarentweb@gmail.com lTransauto Rent A Car Malaga Our cars are delivered at the airport parking. Unlike other companies where you have to wait 30 minutes for a mini bus to collect you. No refuelling service fee. www.transauto.es Tel: 952 105 050

RESTAURANTS lTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar) Avenida Andalucia, Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 lTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 / 667 934 731 lIndian Palace Barriada Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel Tel: 952 510 963 Mob: 616 942 212 Email: indianpalacealcaucin@gmail.com www.indianpalacealcaucin.blogspot.com lRestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831 lTaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra. Nacional 340 (next to post office) Torrox Costa Tel: 952 534 972 or 632 637 470

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

SECOND HAND SHOPS lCarousel Second Hand Furniture, Vinuela Pueblo (Under Cajamar Bank), access via steps at side of bank, or slip road behind bank. Open Tues - Fri 9.30am - 2pm Call Gilly: 625 827 193 lSweethome Second Hand Shop. Second hand furniture and decoration, Bric a Brac, etc. We also buy your unwanted furniture and undertake house clearances with delivery service or pick up. Email: sweethome-torrox@hotmail.com. Contact Manuel 634 774 510. Jardines del Mar del Penoncillo, BLQ 32, Torrox Costa lSecond Hand Shop, Garantiauto. Do you need money? Buy & Sell! They buy everything; Cars, Motos, T.V’s Video Consoles, Mobiles, Furniture & Toys etc... Call 625 317 360 / 952 53 00 84. On the N340 Penoncillo No. 34, direction Nerja, next to Varadero bar.

SECURITY lPERFECT Alarm S.L., Caleta de Velez. High quality security systems, like video surveillance, alarm systems, perimetric protection systems, home automation. Worldwide surveillance of your property. If requested, we are licensed to connect to a monitoring station. We speak English and German. Call Mr. Martin on 608 517 661

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

STORAGE/PARKING lParking El Llano Caravans/Boats storage & General storage 24hr security, from under 1€ a day. Long term discounts available. Almayate Costa N340. Tel: 680 180 468


lPersonal Storage, fully insured with CCTV security. Secure storage / easy recovery / discount for bulk quantities. Prices from 14€ per m3, 5€ per suitcase (per month). Call: 682 525 106. Poligono Castillo Alto 66, Nerja. 150 metres behind Lidl on right.

SWIMMING POOLS lPlodgepools - Green ponds returned to crystal clear pools Maintenance plans adapted to your needs, installations, replacements, products and covers. Over 10 years working with very happy customers in La Axarquia. Call now for your first FREE pool consultation. Tel: 690 070 569. E-mail: plodgepools@yahoo.es lAquamarine Pools - C/Playa Marina, 2D, Torre del Mar. Maintenance, Technical Service, Installations, Repairs, Diagnostics & Consultations. Email: info@aquamarinepools.es Tel: 952 54 57 55 / 600 811 355 www.aquamarinepools.es lPool & Garden Service, German gardener, landscaping, property maintenance, pool maintenance, boat servicing. Speaks German, English & Spanish. Good rates. All areas. Tel: 691 526 394

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

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

WINDOW TINTING lMobile 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 ian@solarshadetinting.com

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Calle del Mar 23 (Corner of Avda. Andalucia) Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 601 info@casa-terreno.com

Torrox Costa

Wonderful beachfront penthouse

Ref.: 10169

Penthouse first line beach in Torrox Costa of 100m2 build with 26m2 terrace. By entering the hallway, you have access to the 1st bedroom & bathroom, an open living/dining room, independent fitted kitchen, 2nd big bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub. From the dining room you enter through glass doors to a large terrace facing Mount Maroma. From the dining area and bedroom you have sea views. The house has cold-heat air conditioning in all rooms & floor lightning where necessary. Excellent qualities: Quality stoneware flooring, double glazing, satellite dish. Sold furnished. Several communal pools and tennis court. This house is modern luxury and ready to move in EXCLuSIvE!

Price: 325,000â‚Ź On behalf of the whole team of Casa y Terreno: We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for showing full faith in us and dedication towards our company. We will work for and with you and we value our relationship and strive to strengthen our bond more in the coming new year. Wishing you love and happiness this season and prosperity 2019

MERRY CHRISTMaS aND HaPPY NEW YEaR!

Riogordo

Beautiful top quality villa

Ref.: 10158

attractive, top quality country house, 212m2, with excellent access and breath taking country views. The house is located on a plot of 5,100m2 with parking for about 9 cars, gardens, pool, terraces and store area, beautiful and spacious covered terrace area. The private 8 x 4m pool and pool house have washing & toilet facility. The top quality kitchen is fully fitted, with marble work surfaces and beautiful units built-in. 3 spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and an office/ hall space makes this house complete. This is a home to inspire and satisfy, set in equally stunning country surroundings! This property has a 2km flat dirt track and is located within a short drive (8 minutes) from local facilities. Half an hour from the coast and within 50 minutes of Malaga - EXCLuSIvE!

Price: 595,000â‚Ź

www.casa-terreno.net


FP1054 NERJA A luxury, one-bedroom, 80m2 apartment on the top floor of it’s block offering marvellous views of the Mediterranean and central to all facilities in Nerja

280,000€

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND CLIENTS

NERJA - MARO

FP1049 2

A delightful, large, 166m , five-bedroom townhouse, full of character having 90m² of extensive terracing with westerly aspect in this lovely area

245,000€

NERJA FP1053 LAS FUENTES A two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the sought after Las Fuentes urbanisation with south west aspect and views to the sea

295,000€

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

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