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The Sentinella Axarquia Edition No 147

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My husband, Baby Ty, and I are all now in Spain, staying in Torre del Mar. So far we have only been here for one week and we are almost over the jet lag. I have just gotten in after Baby Ty met his Aunty Kami for the first time (my sister), plus his cousins, Charli and Leoni – we went for tapas and then to play in the park on the beach. We have more family to meet for the first time soon, plus Ty’s new cousin, Baby Albie, who is three months younger than him. We are looking forward to staying here in Torre for two whole months, returning to the USA in mid January. It’s kind of strange to be back as Spain will always feel like my home from home, having lived here for about ten years. And what an eventful ten years that was! I developed The Sentinella, licensed it to different areas of the country, wrote and published my first three books, started a book editing company, and amidst all that there were lots of other highs and lows on the way. All that feels like a whole lifetime ago! Now my reality is very different, living in Ojai, CA, on the other side of the world, and being a wife to T and a mummy to little Ty. I intuitively feel that one chapter is coming to a close and a whole new chapter is only just beginning…

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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)

In a few days time Ty is one year old. I still can’t believe that a whole year has passed since he came into the world on November 25, 2015 on the day of a Full Moon. In that time my life has changed quite dramatically, and all for the better. Seeing and being with Ty every day has infused more Love into my daily existence... and

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Strange News far more Light. And I am still managing to writebooks and edit books. In fact, the next book in The Light series – The Light: A Book of Knowing comes out on January 18th, 2017... Wishing all our loyal readers a very Happy Christmas and a blessed and beautiful New Year. May 2017 be the best year of your life!

Keidi Keating

Editor (of the original little mag)!

Countries Of The World......................Page 24 Useless Facts.....................................Page 68 Recipe................................................Page 72 Essential Oils......................................Page 74 Celebrity News....................................Page 84 Fruit & Vegetable Facts.......................Page 88 Amazing Marine Life...........................Page 92 Where’s Waldo..................................Page 104 Horoscopes.......................................Page 105 Information........................................Page 110 Jokes.................................................Page 112 Puzzle Pages....................................Page 114 Competition.......................................Page 118

Unicorn, anyone? For two days last month, Londoners had the opportunity to swap the vagaries of the Tube for a more scenic, magical journey. A free, rainbow-coloured carriage drawn by ‘unicorns’ picked commuters up from various hotspots across London, including Monument, Bank, Southwark and Canary Wharf stations. The ‘Unicabs’ then took people to their offices, and were big enough to seat four colleagues. Inside each was the new ZTE Blade V7 phone, so passengers could snap the sights that they usually missed on the overcrowded underground. The venture was part of a MagicTogether campaign set up by the mobile network Three and ZTE. Michelle Clarke from Shoreditch, London, said: ‘I usually get the tube to work but this morning I hopped on a unicorn parked outside my usual tube station, Bank – it was definitely an experience I won’t forget in a hurry, even if I did get a few strange looks from passers-by!’

Captured A suspected drug dealer from Liverpool has handed himself in, complaining that the ‘pressure of being on the run had got too much for him’ after he was named in a Most Wanted list of on-the-run criminals. Robert Gerrard, 53, met National Crime Agency (NCA) officers at Central Park Police Station in Manchester. He was arrested and charged with conspiracy to import cocaine in a £60 million drugs plot. Gerrard is the third ‘Most Wanted’ fugitive arrested in less than a week after suspected paedophile Matthew Sammon and convicted rapist, Mohammed Alam, 33, were both captured in Spain recently. Gerrard’s mugshot featured in Operation Captura, a campaign to capture Britain’s most wanted criminals – many of them on the Costa Del Sol – and he was highlighted in another campaign, Operation Return in the Netherlands.


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Christmas Tree Fun Facts All about Christmas...... The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ. The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510. The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531. Besides evergreens, other types of trees such as cherry and hawthorns were used as Christmas trees in the past. Using small candles to light a Christmas tree dates back to the middle of the 17th century. Thomas Edison's assistant, Edward Johnson, came up with the idea of electric lights for Christmas trees in 1882. Christmas tree lights were first mass-produced in 1890. In 1900, large stores started to erect big illuminated Christmas trees.

The tradition of an official Chicago Christmas tree was initiated in 1913 when one was first lit by Mayor Carter H. Harrison in Grant Park. The official Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1933. Since 2004 the tree has been topped with a 550-pound Swarovski Crystal star. And since 2007, the tree has been lit with 30,000 energy-efficient LED's which are powered by solar panels. Every year since 1947, the people of Oslo, Norway have given a Christmas tree to the city of Westminster, England. The gift is an expression of good will and gratitude for Britain's help to Norway during World War II. Since 1971, the Province of Nova Scotia has presented the Boston Christmas tree to the people of Boston, in gratitude for the relief supplies received from the citizens of Boston after a ship exploded in 1917 following a collision in the Halifax, Nova Scotia Harbor. Part of the city was leveled, killing and injuring thousands.

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De Cotta - Legal Consultations Legal Consultations At De Cotta Law we believe that the preliminary legal consultation is the most important moment in building the framework for success with your legal matter. This is when the initial understanding of your need, dispute or conflict must be fully understood to assure you of the best possible advice. Documentation is often the key to a proper and valuable consultation, and in some cases we prefer to study the documents after this initial consultation and provide a reasoned opinion in writing after the meeting. For example, you may have a dispute with a neighbour about the boundaries of your land. In some of these cases the catastral or rateable area from the Catastro might be substantially different from the surface area of the plot as described in your deeds. Therefore, the lawyer will need to review both documents and any local planning rules to see if the situation can be resolved. In monetary and debt claims we also need to review the paperwork. Unfortunately, in some cases pursing a debt can be costly and not effective if the debtor has no funds or assets in Spain. We act for a number of English law firms and Trustees in bankruptcy and always advise commencing a matter with a property and company search, as it is not advisable to commence a debt action against a “man of straw�. The same will apply to your small business debt or a personal debt where the person or company who owes the money has no capacity to repay.

A comprehensive consultation is essential if you are to be successful and often a mediated settlement can be reached without the need to take a matter to court. For example, a neighbour dispute can be settled with the parties agreeing to voluntarily sign new deeds that accurately reflect their ownership. Also a debtor can agree staged payments, perhaps with a charge against property that prevents costly litigation for both parties. Consultations can be in person or in writing. For more information, contact us on info@decottalaw.net or telephone 952 527014 to arrange a meeting at any one of our offices in Mijas-Costa, Nerja or CoĂ­n.


Rashid, his family & staff would like to wish their customers, a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!! BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

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Top Ten Christmas Songs It’s still all about Christmas..... 10. ‘Merry Christmas Baby’ – Ike and Tina Turner Tina howls and growls her way through Christmas, R&B style, and tops it all off with a spirited freestyle nod to ‘Jingle Bells’. 9. ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid Bob Geldof and Midge Ure’s 1984 reaction to the Ethiopian famine, with contributions from Phil Collins, Sting, Macca and Bono, was a publicity machine of epic proportions. It worked: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ stayed at the top spot for five weeks, and was the biggest UK chart success of the decade. 8. ‘Christmas Rappin'’ – Kurtis Blow At the beginning of this somewhat unlikely 1979 Christmas smash, you can hear the moment at which hip hop arrived. Interrupting a starchy recital of ’A Visit from St Nicholas’, Kurtis Blow launches into his own inner city yarn about Santa showing up to a Harlem Christmas party, producing a Yuletide classic – and rap’s first major label hit. 7. ‘Christmas Wrapping’ – The Waitresses As we get older Christmas begins to feel like little more than an inconvenience, but this bouncy new wave gem reminds us to resist the impulse to scream ‘bah, humbug’ and simply go with it. If this song’s stomping disco rhythm section doesn’t pep you up, nothing will. 6. ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ – John Lennon & Yoko Ono Euphoric and scathing, as hopeful as it is resigned, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s definitive festive peace-on-earth song has transcended its original anti-Vietnam War purpose to become a Christmas stalwart. 5. ‘White Christmas’ – Bing Crosby It can be easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas. But, when you’re nogged out of your mind this year, try and picture a stable, with animals, Santa, Cliff Richard. Look, here’s Jimmy Stewart from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, Twiggy from the M&S adverts and, er… Mr Blobby. The truth is the power of Christmas nostalgia itself is greater than the real memories. Hence, all of us can hark back with Bing on this Irving Berlinpenned ’40s number to a white Christmas just like the ones we used to know, even if our true past is full of crushing disappointments. 4. ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ – Darlene Love This song is cursed. It entered the world in 1963 (as part of ‘A Christmas Gift for You’) the same day that President Kennedy left it, and was withdrawn soon after. Years later, its producer Phil Spector was convicted of murder. Still feeling festive?

3. ‘Fairytale of New York’ – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl When was the last time you properly listened to Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues’ epic Big Apple-set fable? Shut your eyes and give it a go, and if you aren’t a nervous wreck by the fade-out, your heart (like that jumper from your nan) is two sizes too small. ‘Fairytale…’ is a perfect four-minute narrative of hope, despair and heartbreak – and, despite the profanity, it ends with love. 2. ‘Last Christmas’ – Wham! There are so many winning elements to Wham!’s 1984 smash that its status as a solid gold Christmas staple. What sets ‘Last Christmas’ apart is George Michael’s heart-on-sleeve delivery: his genuine heartbreak horror (‘My God! I thought you were someone to rely on’) and wistful, sexy whispers. 1. ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ – Mariah Carey It’s not the best-selling Christmas anthem (that’s Bing at number five) it didn’t even make it to Number One in the UK, but Mariah tops our list of the greatest ever festive songs for one good reason – it’s catchier than a Christmas cold. Originally released in 1994.


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Interesting Facts Kuwait gained independence from Great Britain in 1961. Two years later British military intervention forced Iraq to abandon its territorial claims and recognize Kuwait's independence. Kuwait was the first Arab country in the Gulf to establish an elected parliament. Kuwait is the only country in the world with no natural water supply from lakes or reservoirs, but it did open its first grass golf course in 2005. In 2006, Kuwait became the first country to introduce the sport of camel racing, with remote controlled robot jockeys. There are no words in the national anthem of Kuwait, it consists solely of melody. There are 150 males for every 100 females in the country. Kuwait is one of the hottest countries in the world and rainfall averages just 2 days a year.

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The History Of Christmas Crackers Christmas crackers are a traditional Christmas favorite in the UK. They were first made in about 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith. He had seen the French 'bon bon' sweets (almonds wrapped in pretty paper). He came back to London and tried selling sweets like that in England and also included a small motto or riddle in with the sweet. But they didn't sell well.

The company built up a big range of 'themed' crackers. There were ones for bachelors and spinsters, where the gifts were things like false teeth and wedding rings! There were also crackers for Suffragettes (women who campaigned to get women the vote), war heroes and even Charlie Chaplain! Crackers were also made for special occasions like Coronations. The British Royal Family still has special crackers made for them today!

However, one night, while he was sitting in front of his log fire, he became very interested by the sparks and cracks coming from the fire. Suddenly, he thought what a fun idea it would be, if his sweets and toys could be opened with a crack when their fancy wrappers were pulled in half. Crackers were originally called 'cosaques' and were thought to be named after the 'Cossack' soldiers who had a reputation for riding on their horses and firing guns into the air!

Very expensive crackers were made such as the 'Millionaire's Crackers' which contained a solid silver box with a piece of gold and silver jewerly inside it!

When Tom died, his expanding cracker business was taken over by his three sons, Tom, Walter and Henry. Walter introduced the hats into crackers and he also travelled around the world looking for new ideas for gifts to put in the crackers.

The world's longest Christmas cracker measured 63.1m (207ft) long and 4m (13ft) in diameter and was made by the parents of children at Ley Hill School and Pre-School, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK on 20 December 2001. Now that would be one big bang! The biggest Christmas cracker pull was done by 1,478 people in Tochigi, Japan, on 18 October 2009. Now that would be a lot of bangs!

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Linea Directa OEM PARTS EXCLUSIVELY USED IN NATIONAL REPAIR NETWORK OEM PARTS OEM parts are Original Equipment Manufactured parts as made by your car’s manufacturer. They are brand new, usually more expensive and sometimes take longer to order. But they are a no brainer. Body shops love them because they fit perfectly and install easy. LÍNEA DIRECTA ONLY USES OEM PARTS Línea Directa is the only insurance company that guarantees the use of OEM parts in their repairer network. Thanks to an exclusive purchasing and distribution agreement with the major manufacturers, when you repair your vehicle through its exclusive network of body shops and repairers, they guarantee the use of OEM parts. After vehicle repairs are complete, they send a list of the OEM parts used for you to keep in your log book. It’s one less thing to worry about. DO ALL INSURANCE COMPANIES USE OEM PARTS? At the time of publishing this article, no other insurance company in Spain guarantees the exclusive use of OEM parts in their repairer network. Some insurance companies rely on after market parts and used parts to keep the repair costs to a minimum, only paying for

OEM parts if no other parts are available. After-market parts are parts made by a company other than your vehicle’s manufacturer. They are new and the spec should be very close to the original specs. However, some minor fitting adjustments maybe required by the body shop. Used parts come from the scrap yard. Cars involved in accidents, engine trouble or age, means that scrapped cars will have some working parts, which can be resold. The used parts are usually OEM parts. NATIONAL NETWORK OF BODY SHOP REPAIRERS Using the Línea Directa network to repair your car means more than just OEM parts. The whole repair service is handled from start to finish. Your vehicle is collected at the agreed time and place. The repairs are carried out swiftly, efficiently and according to original manufacturer specs. You can request a replacement vehicle for the duration of the repair. They will keep you updated on progress and after completion; your vehicle will be delivered at the agreed time and place. We hope the information provided in this article is of interest. If you would like to contact Línea Directa please call 902 123 165 More information on Línea Directa online at www.lineadirecta.com


Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year

TORROX Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

Deutsche Bäckerei German Bakery

& a Happy Peaceful New Year

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 7.30am - 1pm Sunday Closed

Pies and cakes for every occasion. Typical German pastry f.e. Pretzel, Crumble Cake, Rye bread and a lot more! Homemade Dundee Cake and Christmas Biscuits

New Offers every week!

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

Tel: 636 153 459

Avda. America, Blq 85, Local 2, TORROX COSTA www.deutsche-baeckerei-torrox.com DIE Deutsche Bäckerei Torrox

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RICA ILLEGAS

Professional hairdresser Tel: 610 876 127

Tues - Fri 10am - 2pm / 3.30pm - 6pm Sat 10am - 2pm (Closed Mondays) Erica Villegas Estilistas Urb. Centro Internacional - Bq77 Torrox Costa (behind furniture store)

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Fish Deli - Smokehouse - Restaurant wSmoked Fish from our own Smokehouse in Torrox wWe smoke Eel, Halibut, Mackerel, Salmon, Trout, Gilthead, Butterfish & much more Paseo Maritimo, Avda. America, Blq. 89, TORROX COSTA Tel: 637 041 155 www.fischhaus-nordsee.com

wHerring - Matie - North Sea Crab Shrimps - Fresh Fish Salads & Cocktails and more wSalmon breakfast every day from 10am

wSmoked haddock - pre-order Monday - Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm Saturday - 10am - 2pm / Closed Sunday


TORROX C Unisex Professional hairdresser with experience in two of the most top named hair salons in Nerja Erica has now opened 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 Tejidos Belen specialists in cushions, pillows, accessories, interior and exterior decoration. We repair your sofas and terrace furniture to measure. Call 952 531 732 or 617 553 880 Pol. Cortijo Amaya Nave 13 Torrox Costa. 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 Fischhaus - Nordsee Fish Deli Weekly fresh deliveries from the North Sea Coast. Smoked fish from our own Smokehouse in Torrox. Salmon breakfast every day from 10am. Open Mon - Fri 10am - 7pm and closed Saturday and Sunday. Kitchen open until 6.30pm. Tel: 637 041 155 to find out more. 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


X COSTA 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 & a coffee-3€ & fantastic homemade gateaus & a new 3 chocolate gateau to enjoy, great with a delicious coffee. Fresh fish cooked Andalucían style, pizzas, value meals such as Pinchitos de Cerdo de Pollo only 5.50€. Paella is available from 1.30pm everyday (pre-orders only), includes a soft drink or small beer or glass of wine, bread, Alioli. Takeaway-available. Caribe can even cater for weddings & birthday parties with celebratory cakes made to order. Call in to find out more. Rebeccah Curtis Wellbeing Centre The centre is now open again. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Commercial B, No. 16 Torrox Costa, Tel: 952 53 01 22 & 651 956 284 Why not enjoy the wonderful scenery by renting a motor bike at Ruta 340 in Torrox Costa. Prices for a 2 week hire start from just 18€ per day. They will pick you up and collect you within 10kms free of charge. They are located on the N-340 at El Penoncillo, Torrox Costa. Tel: 639 278 458 or 952 967 034 Calzados Pradas for real leather shoes made in Spain! Avd. El Faro No. 2. Call: 609 526 912 or email: calzadospradastorrox@gmail.com Costa Torrox Garden Centre for all your gardening requirements. Plants, Fruit Trees, Ceramics, Bonsai Trees, Compost, Pest Control, Flowerpots, Garden Sundries and much much more! You will find them on the road to Torrox from the motorway next to Lidl in Torrox Costa. Open Monday - Saturday 9am -2pm and 4pm - 7pm and on Sunday 10am - 2pm. Find them on facebook: /costatorrox or visit their website www.costatorrox.es Why not pay Cafeteria Maria a visit? Along with coffee, they sell Homemade German Cakes, Fresh Waffles, Smoothies and Fresh Juices. You will find them at Urbanisation Costa del Oro, Block 7, Local 2 in Torrox Costa. Tel: 604 102 964

We speak English

Plants, Fruit Trees, Ceramics, Pest Control, Bonsai, Compost, Flowerpots, Garden Sundries

On the road to Torrox, next to Lidl Torrox Costa Facebook - /costatorrox www.costatorrox.es Monday - Saturday 9am - 2pm / 4pm - 7pm Sunday 10am - 2pm


CLÍNICA VETERINARIA TORROX Emergencies: Mob: 657 582 225 NEW IN TORROX COSTA

El Peñoncillo Tel: 952 532 587 Consultancy X-Rays Operating Room Hospital Shop Grooming Training Home Visits Collection Service Clinica Veterinaria La Caleta Avda. Andalucia 126 Tel: 952 55 10 10 Clinica Veterinaria Algarrobo Costa Avda. Andalucia Local 8 Tel: 952 51 18 21

El Peñoncillo Torrox Costa

Clinica Veterinaria Competa Avda. de Torrox Tel: 952 55 33 60 Clinica Veterinaria Puente don Manuel Edif. Alzabel, Bajo 1 Tel: 951 16 76 66

Clinica Veterinaria


TAJ MAHAL

Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant - Torrox Costa EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE

10.95€

We offer an´all you can eat’ menu (as many starters, main courses & desserts as you want) all freshly cooked to order

Children under 10 - 6.50€ King Prawns not included

Masood, his family and team would like to wish everyone a Wonderful Christmas a Happy New Year! Bookings Essential for 24th, 25th & 31st Open everyday 12.00 - 16.00 / 18.00 - 24.00 Ctra Nacional 340 (next to post office) Torrox Costa Tel: 95 253 4972 / 632 637 470

The leading brand in Infrared Heating for more than 11 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 1400 Watt in 17 sizes * Huge product range: mirror, picture, glass, portable, etc. * Long operating distance * 7.5 years vendor warranty

Mirror heater with towel drying function

Contact us or visit the exhibition at our shop: Redwell, Dipl.- Ing. Svend Scharler, Avd. el Faro Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa Phone: 952 539 742 Mobile: 606 423 869 sscharler@gmx.de - www.redwell.com


CAFE SPORTS BAR LA BODEGA STOP PRESS!

Sunday Lunch Roast Beef, Gammon or Chicken ONLY 5€!!! Large Cod, Chips & Peas all day only 5€!! Live Sports on 3 screens Thursday Quiz Night at 8:30pm MINI BOCADILLOS with crisps - eat in or take away from 11am Thurs 2nd main filling FREE

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1€ Open Mon - Fri 11am - Late Sat & Sun 12 noon - Late

Located behind Tourist Information Office/Library

Torrox Costa

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Tommy Cooper Random Jokes :) Went to the paper shop - it had blown away. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any. I bought some HP sauce the other day. It's costing me 6p a month for the next 2 years. A woman told her doctor, 'I've got a bad back. 'The doctor said, 'It's old age.' The woman said, 'I want a second opinion. 'The doctor says, 'OK. you're ugly as well.' A man walked into the doctor's, The doctor said 'I haven't seen you in a long time' The man replied, 'I know I've been ill'. A man walked into the doctor's, he said 'I've hurt my arm in several places'. The doctor said 'well don't go there any more'. So I knocked on the door at this bed & breakfast and a lady stuck her head out of the window and said: 'What do you want', I said, 'I want to stay here'. She said, 'Well stay there' and shut the window.

TK’s

Bar y Restaurante

Laguna Beach - Torrox Costa

Breakfasts, Snacks & Full Menu - Specialising in Ribs, Wings, Steaks & Chicken - Traditional Sunday Lunch

Homemade Tapas available every day changing daily - 1€ Thomas & Kerstin would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Christmas Day 5 Course Dinner - BOOKINGS ADVISABLE  NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY!! 10am - 3pm / 6pm - Late / Thurs & Fri Special menus Sunday 1pm - 5pm (After 5pm - Bookings only) Closed Wednesday For more info call: Thomas or Kerstin

952 968 100 / 696 516 534


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Dr. Arielle Perkins Family Medicine

Your health partner Lda. Mª. Patrocinio Haro López

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Dr. Guillermo Caleffa

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Dr. Daniel Gaitán

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Cardiologist

We Speak English, German & French

Dr. Joaquin Mut

Centro Internacional, Blq. 86, TORROX COSTA

Tel: 952 53 09 08 Please call for more information or send an

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Centro Internacional, Blq. 86, TORROX COSTA

Tel: 952 53 09 08

Dermatologist

Dr. Federico Merino Plastic surgery

General surgery Andalucian Surgical Institute

English Dentist: Dr. Michael Mannish B.D.S. (univ. London) Harley St. Cosmetic Dentist of 25 yrs.

Free check up & 2nd opinion

Jose Antonio Gonzales Maxillofacial surgeon

Please call for more information or send an The best English/Spanish e-mail: clinicaeuropatorroxcosta@gmail.com Team for your dental health or info@clinicaeuropa.eu website: www.clinicaeuropa.eu


Bianca Bojahr

Menu everyday 9â‚Ź, 3 courses inc. salad

Tapas

Celebrations Weddings Birthdays

Restaurant Terrace Meats Beach Mixers

Paseo Maritimo, El Morche, Edf. Balcones del Mar 1 Tel: 636 869 596

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Your specialists on the Axarquia Coast

Suisse Home wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Ref. SH949 Beautiful luxury villa completely renovated with parquet flooring and furnished. Plot of 523m2 and house of 302m2. Living room with chimney and access to the private garden and terraces, large fitted kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, built-in wardrobe, air conditioning, large cellar with kitchen, laundry room, living room with chimney. Private swimming pool and garage for 2 cars. 520,000€

C / Infante 23, Edif. Faro 1, bajo, 29740 Torre del Mar, Málaga, España Tel./Fax. 0034 / 952 54 70 76 / 658 93 31 87 e-mail: info@suissehome.com www.suissehome.com

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Constant climates using the latest inverter technology Covering all the Axarquia region

Tlfn: (+34) 669 899 065 Email: acecarrental@hotmail.co.uk www.acecarrental.biz

NO HIDDEN COSTS and free delivery / collection to the airport along the coast to Nerja Long term car rental from 300€ per month

Hair by Danni

at The Barber Shop Venta Baja (Chiringuito Antonio)

Call: 671 410 988 TONY PHILLIPS

K I T C H E N S   &   C A R P E N T RY All kitchen work undertaken from renewing cupboards to full replacements inc. electrical works Free no obligation quotes. Very competitive prices. Visit our website for more information and testimonials from previous customers.

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


Erosion Problems? We are suppliers of a unique non-invasive sterile grass called Vetiver (Chrysopogon Zizanioides). It is used for stopping erosion. Vetiver has an incredibly strong vertical root system. The plant grows to 1.5 metres. The roots grow to 3-4 metres. Building an underground wall with Vetiver to stop erosion is very cost effective. Visit www.vetiverspain.com for more in-depth information on the Vetiver Grass System. There are many photos, articles and YouTube videos from around the world to view.

Are you a former... Round Tabler? 41 Club ‘East of Malaga’ welcomes you! Meeting in Nerja.... “Continue Fun & Fellowship” www.41clubnerja.org or Call Alfie on: 626 998 626

FO R  AL L Y O UR  B UI LD IN G R E QU IR E M E NT S Reforms, Terracing, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Electrical works, Plastering & Damp Proofing. Free no obligation quotes. Very competitive prices. Visit our website for more information and testimonials from previous customers.

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English Dental Technician 30 years experience Fully Qualified Denture Repairs Adjustments / Duplications Based in Torrox Pueblo We can visit if needed Call Graham for confidential advice on any denture problem on: 952 539 219 / 633 157 891

Please email us or call us for pricing information and availability VetiverSpain - Sayalonga, Spain Contact David: (0034) 692 288 657 email: info@vetiverspain.com

www.ifitdance.com

Dance Classes & Events: East Coast Swing Hustle - Cha Cha - Rumba MerenguE - Salsa with FreeStyle Supple Strength: Yoga - Stretching - Pilates Wedding Dance

Fit4Life: Exercise & Weight LosS ProgramME

Mad: High Intensity Interval Training BootCamp: Core-Cardio-Strength Training classes 5€......hugh: 606 086 300

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We are looking for teachers English, German and French C/Antonio Millon, Edf. Peñaflor, Bajo 1, NERJA Call Rebeca on: 673 68 41 94

DENTIST Dr Bakri

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

Torrox Costa Tel: 952 53 20 12

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NER LOCKSMITH

Calle Granada, 88 NERJA Tel: 952 52 4651

24 HOURS 606 939 929

CHATELIN ORTOPEDIA & CHIROPODIST/PEDICURA wCorsets & knee, ankle and wrist supports

wWheelchairs, walking aids & beds

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wRehabilitaion articles, etc.

Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 2pm / 3pm - 6pm Calle la Cruz, 60 Nerja Tel: 695 481 082 or 658 773 857 Email: henrychatelin@hotmail.com


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Belgian specialities 40 different Belgian beers Calle Gloria, 9 Nerja +34 666 625 694

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Rafters Rastro – New 2 You Shop. We buy and sell your unwanted household items. We sell a huge variety of goods which are changing every day. Normally we have in stock; a wide range of furniture, lamps, vases, ornaments, general bric a brac, books and good quality second- hand clothes. Contact Alan or Wendy. La llave de oro, C/Granada 88, Nerja, 952 524 651. Locksmith 24 hrs emergency service, 606 939 929, opening and repairing safes, armoured doors, authorised technical service, key cutting, supplier for quality padlocks, safes and other security products. Chatelin ortopedia & chiropodist/pedicura practice we are a company with over 30 years experience in the orthopedic sector. linda is a qualified chiropodist and henry is a certified prothesis and orthesis maker. for all your inlays and sport inlays, making and repairing prothesis and orthesis, 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 Visit Ink & Chips on C/ Antonio Ferrandis, 27. They have all you need for your PC, such as ink cartridges & peripherals as well as laptop & printer sales. They also offer a technical service 365 days a year. Belga, Our chef is committed to a philosophy of quality food sourcing, with an emphasis on seasonal, local and artisan ingredients. Nick keeps the art of real cooking alive, preparing dishes from scratch with the best ingredients, to bring you real taste and real value. We also have 40 different Belgian beers. DentadanÊs Dental Clinic offer top-quality Scandinavian dental care at competitive prices-a successful concept that has been used since the clinic was established in Maro (Nerja) in 1991. We have two Danish dentists (one female, one male) ready to solve all your dental problems. Please visit our website at 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, Spanish, French & Italian. Tel: 952 52 96 66.


For all your healthy foods and natural remedies. The Health Shop Rincon Natural C/Carretera1, Local 2, Edificio Armijo III Nerja, next to Supersol, beside Barclays Bank. Stocking gluten free products, Organic food, Natural remedies and Natural skincare products. They also do Crystal Healings and Cranio Sacral Therapy. Tel: 952 52 35 03 Cool Solutions Summer is nearly over and what a hot one it has been. So why not give your hardworking air conditionig system a treat. Our Autumn special service deal gives you peace of mind for only 30â‚Ź per unit. See our Facebook page for further details). F-Gas Category 1 (EC 517/2014) certified. Call: 693 047 935 / 625 822 410 Olas Bar Sports Calender for December 2016 Football 11th, 12th & 13th World Cup Qualifiers. 9th, 14th & 15th International friendlies. 6th & 7th Champions league. 8th Europa League. Weekends of the 3rd, 10th, 17th Premier League fixtures. Also 26th and 30th. Weekends of the 3rd, 10th, 17th & 28th & 31st Scottish Premiership. Golf 1st-4th - Australian PGA Championship , RACV Royal Pines Resort, Australia 1st-4th - Alfred Dunhill Championship, Leopard Creek GC, South Africa 2nd-4th - Hero World Challenge, Albany GC, Bahamas 8th-11th - UBS Hong Kong Open - Hong Kong GC, HK 8th-11th - Franklin Temp[leton Shoot-Out, , Tiburon GC, US Cricket 8th-12th - India v England, Fourth Test, Mumbai 16th-20th - India v England, Fifth Test, Chennai Rugby Union Weekends of 3rd, 24th & 31st Aviva Premiership Darts 15th-Jan 2nd PDA World Championships, Alexandra Palace

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 Locked yourself out of your house or having lock problems? Call the 24 hour emergency locksmith, a fully qualified UK C&G tradesman. Or, simply call to book an appointment. Missing the UK? Best of British have all your food, drinks, confectionary, etc. All your favourites under one roof. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm. Calle Los Huertos, Nerja. Find us on facebook on britishfoodshopspain Dean Page for all your pool, garden and property maintenance. Call him on: 616 977 781 or email: deanpge1@gmail.com


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Buggy Buggy Tours Recently launched on the Costa Tropical, ‘Buggy Buggy Tours’ offer an exciting and brand new way to explore the local countryside and see the spectacular views from some stunning vantage points that are way off the beaten track... You can enjoy a fantastic day out with ‘Buggy Buggy Tours’, exploring the full beauty of the countryside in one of their two seater all terrain buggies, all of which are 500cc automatic 4X4 and are easy to drive with no experience necessary. Buggy Buggy Tours offer two stunning set routes, one being a 90 minute trip and the other a three hour tour, with all trips including complimentary soft drinks and Andalucian style tapas. With prices starting at a very reasonable 45€ per person, or even cheaper if you take advantage of the 50% discount offer on the advert below, they can also arrange collection and drop-offs from your holiday home or hotel anywhere in and around the Nerja - Almuñecar areas too! With the specially selected routes beginning from the town of La Herradura and winding along narrow roads and tracks deep into the hills and mountains, to altitudes of up to 2,500ft there are plenty of opportunities for photos at

the most scenic spots which overlook the beautiful bay of La Herradura and far beyond towards Motril. The adrenaline will kick in as you enjoy the meteoric climb towards the base of the Peña Escrita mountains before returning to base along a just as exciting return route. With highly professional and experienced guides, you can just relax, have great fun, take in the stunning scenery and come away with some incredible memories! Of course health and safety is paramount on every excursion and Buggy Buggy Tours are fully licensed and fully insured as standard. With all the buggies being very high specification vehicles including bucket seats, safety belts and roll bars and no helmets are required. However, drivers must be aged 21 years and over and have a Type B full car driving licence. Buggy Buggy Tours are also selling special gift voucher cards this month- a great alternative Christmas gift idea for that special someone! For more information you can check out their web page: www.buggybuggytours.com where you can see the latest photos, prices and more information. See advert below


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CONSTRUCTION Active Construction was originally established in 2001 as a subsidiary of Axarquia Pools to handle general building projects in a very competitive market. It has since become a stand alone company and to date employs eight full time staff, all fully trained in all aspects of the building trade. Our reputation and commitment to providing a first class service, which we deliver on time and within budget, precedes us.

“Completed job of a large natural stone cladding project completed with new brick pillars & gate” Pictures left & right Active Construction is a fully registered Spanish company licensed to carry out work from 100€ to 250,000€. To this end we have a very comprehensive insurance policy and guarantee scheme in place. Active Construction covers the whole of the Axarquia region from Marbella to Motril and as far inland as Moclin and Granada.

“If you are interested in any type of construction, be it a new property, extension or reformation (inside or out), driveway, patio or swimming pool, please take a few minutes to browse through our websites. I know you will be surprised about the scope and scale of the projects we have undertaken and completed”

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El Trapiche

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Pretty 3 Bed Country House (112m² built, 900m² plot), situated in a quiet area about 10 minutes in the countryside of El Trapiche. The property comprises living room with log burning fire, f/f kitchen, separate dining/sitting room, 3 double bedrooms and 1 family bathroom. There is also an unmade room below which could be converted to make the house even bigger. The exterior has spectacular views of the sea and surrounding countryside

Brand New 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment (68m² built, 80m² plot) walking distance to the sea, finished to a very high standard, marble floors throughout, large lounge/dining room, f/f kitchen , utility room, 2 beds and 2 baths, (master en-suite), terrace accessed by both living room and master bedroom, 6m² storage room, underground car park, beautiful communal gardens & pool

Sales Price: 110,000€ (REDUCED BY 30,000€!) For Rent

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Lovely Traditional 3 Bed 2 Bath Village House (129m² built), recently reformed, entrance porch, hallway, lounge/dining room with a chimney, fully-fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. At the front of the property there is a terrace and at the back there is a lovely private patio with storage. Close to the shops, bars, pool, medical centre and bus station

Lovely 2 Bed Apartment (68m² built), close to all local amenities, 2 double bedrooms (1 with double bed, the other with 1 single bed, but room for 2 singles beds) both with ceiling fans and wardrobes, light & airy lounge/dining room with glass sliding doors leading to a long balcony with gate to the communal area with swimming pool, f/f kitchen & underground parking

Rental Price: 470€ per month

Rental Price: 350€ per month


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Info For Non Residents In Spain

If you are a non-resident but own urban property in Spain, you are subject to Personal Income Tax and Property Tax. Whether a property is owned by a married couple or by various individuals, each one is treated as a separate taxpayer and must file returns separately. Non-resident nationals are required to file a return for this tax on estate owned in Spain on December 31 of each year, whatever the value of the estate.The tax due is calculated by applying the tax scale (approved for the corresponding year to the base amount. Our legal fees for this are 35,00€ + 21% VAT. www.cslawyers.es 952 96 70 04 / 951 83 21 30 Offices in Torrox - Torre del Mar - Marbella See main advert on page 15

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Are you looking for a pool contractor who can A leak in a pressurised only pipe will lose 800 Repair, Refurb or Construct a Swimming Pool? litres of water in a 24 hour period through a 2mm hole in the pipe. If you are adding Look no further, because at Axarquia Pools 5 - 7cms of water to your pool a week, we do it all you have a leak. w Re-tiling / acid cleaning and w Construction of The very latest and technologically advanced swimming pools / wet re-grouting Leak Detection equipment on the market today! areas and external w External electrical lighting, showers pool lighting, electrical pump An internal pipe camera scope w Leak detection and repair for inspecting refurbishment and renewal w Salt systems & pinpointing fractures w Access ladders and step w Pool covers / safety nets & small anomalies within all construction w Pool automation the swimming pool pipework For more detailed information, & drainage systems please visit our comprehensive No website at: www.axarquiapools.com With our high-tec equipment, we can detect leaks w or email us at: info@axarquiapools.com in Swimming Pools, Depositos, Spa Baths and fo taki r n or phone Calvin on: 666 659 876 mains water feeds. Po Wi g o Co o nt rd Fully registered company, established 2003 If you think you may a have a leak, call us today l er er Part of the Active Construction ve s rs group of companies on: 666 659 876 or email: info@leak-tec.com

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Recipe Of The Month This month, for those of you who enjoy get-

the mincemeat.

ting stuck into Christmas baking, I thought

8. Sprinkle with brown sugar.

I would share with you this delicious treat.

9. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for

It can be made as an alternative to mince

25 mins, until golden brown.

pies or even Christmas pudding. It also

10. Remove from oven.

freezes well so it can be made in advance,

11. This dish can be eaten hot or cold with cus-

well before Christmas.

tard, cream or ice cream....yum!

Mincemeat Slices Line a baking tin (approx 25cm x 18cm) with greaseproof paper. Set the oven to 180 degrees - fan. Ingredients 280g Plain Flour Pinch of salt 140g Butter 140g Sugar 1 Egg 200g Mincemeat 50g Brown Sugar 1 tablespoon milk Method 1. Sieve together the flour and salt, then rub in the butter. 2. Add the sugar. 3. In a separate bowl beat the egg and milk together, then add to the dry mixture. 4. Mix well until you achieve a dough like consistency. 5. Split the mixture into half. With one half spread out on the base of the baking tin. 6. Spread the mincemeat over the base of the lower layer in the tin. 7. Spread the remaining dough over the top of

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Las Orquideas Spa Day Once again, the therapists of our region have been giving their services free of charge to help raise money for the homeless and what a success it has been Spa Day Raises €500 for Hungry and Homeless On Saturday 29th October, at las Orquideas hotel in Los Romanes, eight local therapists freely gave their expertise to help raise €500 for Los Angeles de la Noche food kitchen in Malaga. (€60 of that in donations from people unable to attend.)

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The Meaning Of December December is the 12th month of the year and is most famous in the United Kingdom for celebrating Christmas Day on the 25th 1. December is known around the world as a family time of celebration honoring cultures, religions and traditions that have been with humanity for hundreds of years. 2. An almanac prediction states that if snow falls on Christmas Day, Easter will be warm, green and sunny. 3. The name December comes from the Latin decem for “ten”, as it was the 10th month in the Roman Calendar. 4. The term Yuletide comes from a Norse tradition of cutting and burning a tree to bring in the Winter Solstice. This was to last through 12 days – later known as the 12 days of Christmas. 5. December 12th is Poinsettia Day. 6. Saint Nickolas, who would eventually be

called Santa Claus, was originally the patron saint of children, thieves and pawnbrokers! 7. December 28th is considered by some to be the unluckiest day of the year. 8. The first artificial Christmas tree was made in Germany, fashioned out of goose feathers that are dyed green! 9. Spiders and spider webs are considered good luck on Christmas. 10. Common decorations on a Christmas tree each have their specific meanings. Candles – the light of the world, the Star at the top is a reminder of the first Christmas night and Candy canes are to represent the Shepherd’s cane. 11. “Jingle bells” was composed in 1857, and not for Christmas – it was meant to be a Thanksgiving song! 12. An ancient legend states that forest animals can speak in human language on Christmas Eve!

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Helping Axarquia News Spanish tax authority’s new service: SMS and email notifications The Agencia Tributaria (Spanish Tax Authority) has launched a new service for residents who wish to receive notifications via SMS or email. This is a voluntary system and individual taxpayers who wish to subscribe to it can do so at http://www.agenciatributaria.es/ The purpose of this service is to guarantee the receipt of notifications from the Agencia Tributaria, and will run alongside the existing postal service. Taxpayers will receive notifications from the Agencia Tributaria on their mobile phones or email.

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y t i r eb l e C ews N Bigger figure Katie Price has hit back at pregnancy claims, maintaining her rounded stomach – an image captured by a photographer and shared widely on the internet – was due to nothing more than a big meal. The 38-year-old former glamour model and now mother-of-five was holidaying in Barbados with husband number three, Kieran Hayler, when speculation began. She was quick to lash out, filming an Instagram video while lying in bed eating noodles. Katie and Kieran jetted to the Caribbean – where they were married in 2013 – to enjoy some time alone to work on their recent relationship difficulties. Katie’s kids were left at home. Kieran had embarked on affairs with her best friends Jane Pountney and Chrissy Thomas while Katie was pregnant with their second child together - an issue she discusses in her new book, Reborn. No magic family Grieving widow Debbie McGee has claimed Paul Daniels' eldest son threatened to hit her as their bitter family row took a dangerous lurch. Magician's assistant turned radio presenter Debbie has opened up about the Daniels family row which engulfed husband Paul's life in his later years. Speaking on Loose Women, Debbie rubbished claims she was a money-grabbing witch and said: "What actually happened is we closed the shop [where Paul Jr worked] because it’s losing thousands of pounds a year and to keep it open is costing a lot of money.” An emotional Debbie revealed that even though she was advised to pay him two months’ worth of salary, she gave Paul Jr much more than that to honour his nine years spent at the shop. She continued: "His dad said he wouldn't hand him cash because it would all go on beer. Speaking about her relationship with Paul Jr, Debbie admitted that he's always been an issue.

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Oakland Furniture Now Open In San Pedro Oak Land Furniture have opened In San Pedro near Marbella, next door to the Maxi Dia supermarket, just across the road from the Audi dealership Those of you who may have visited the UK at some stage may have seen the 74 stores or seen the oak furniture advertising on the British TV Channels, for those of you who have not, Oak Land Furniture are the market leaders in real solid oak furniture. The company oak land furniture have now opened in Spain due to the huge demand for their quality solid oak products that are built to last a lifetime. Oak Land Furniture offer over 20 different collections of bedroom,dining and occasional furniture as well a large choice of both leather and fabric sofas too, which are all manufactured with hard wood frames. The reclining sofas are all manufactured with top quality German motors! We called to the store today to interview Managing Director Steve Day who now himself resides in Spain. All the products are produced in 100% solid oak, including all the drawer bases and backs to all the units as well as all the drawers being fully dovetail jointed too. Steve explained that materials such as plywood or veneer are ever used at anytime and only produced from 100% North American white oak. We asked Steve why Spain? Steve informed us that a lot of customers were going into the British stores and asking for delivery to Spain, as the UK Company doesn't deliver to Spain, customers were ordering and shipping themselves to Spain at a heavy cost, so clearly there was a market for 100% solid oak furniture in Spain and also noticable was the lack of quality furniture. It was all decided Spain was a good base to reach both France and Portugal too, to which they also deliver. Oak Land Furniture through it's website (www.oaklandfurniturespain.com) covers the whole of 3 countries with it's delivery network service. Steve took us for a full tour around the store explaining all the different designs from very

traditional country designs to very modern designs and explaining all the different finishes from natural oak, rustic oak through to the lovely white washed french finish as well as the brushed oak finishes. The ranges and finishes are just beautiful and the quality is simply superb, and we were very impressed. On top of this, we discovered the company deliver all over Spain free of charge. Steve explained that he likes to design and build furniture that's basically built to last a lifetime and that comes fully ready assembled too, straight out the box ready for use! We asked Steve how business has been since opening and had he noticed any differences to the UK? Business has been brisk, already two 40 foot containers have been shipped with customers orders and another will be shipping next week from the Swindon warehouse where we keep the majority of furniture in stock. Yes it's been an education opening in Spain due to the relaxed lifestyle, trading patterns are totally different and something I must admit wasn't prepared for, In the UK customers for instance on a Saturday and Sunday pour through the doors, here we are lucky too see anyone on a Saturday before 12, and of course can't open on a Sunday! More business is done through the week and that's morning and late afternoons/evenings. A totally different trading pattern but I'm getting used to it! The store is now fully open 6 days a week and Steve and his Store Manager Nik look forward to seeing you soon. See main advert opposite


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Full of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre and with the potential to lower cholesterol and help manage weight, aubergines are a great choice for salads, stews and beyond. The most popular variety of aubergine looks like a large, pear-shaped egg, hence the American name ‘eggplant.’ The modern aubergine owes its origin to the wild version that is native to South East Asia. Prior to the Middle Ages, it was introduced in Africa before spreading throughout Europe and the Middle East. For centuries aubergines were enjoyed more as a decorative garden plant than as a food due to their bitter taste. They are also a good source of vitamins B1 and B6 and potassium. In addition they are

high in the minerals copper, magnesium and manganese. A 100g serving of raw aubergine provides: 25kcal; 1g protein; 0.2g fat; 6g carbohydrate; 3.4g fibre. Aubergines are rich in antioxidants, specifically nasunin found in aubergine skin which gives it its purple colour. A potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger, nasunin has been found to protect the lipids (fats) in brain cell membranes. Cell membranes are almost entirely composed of lipids and are responsible for protecting the cell and helping it to function. The lipid layer is crucial for letting nutrients in, wastes out and receiving instructions from messenger molecules that tell the cell what to do. The aubergine is not only a potent antioxidant, protecting the fatty acids essential for healthy brain function, but it also helps move excess iron out of the body. Although iron is an essential nutrient, necessary for transporting oxygen in the blood, immune support and collagen synthesis, too much iron is not recommended.


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Life at times can be tough and regularly throws us a curve ball. Most times we can handle these blips, with the support of family and friends. However, sometimes these blips in the road seem overwhelming. According to the Mind website 1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer from depression each year.

3 drunks get in a cab. The taxi driver saw them coming so when they got into the taxi, turned his engine on then 10 seconds turned it back off again. He said “We’re here!” The first drunk paid the driver and the 2nd guy said thank you. The third drunk slapped the driver round the face. The driver thought he had been caught out but asked “What was that for?” The drunk replied “Next time go a little slower, you nearly killed us!!”

I personally do not believe that anti-depressants are helpful in the long run. They remove the symptoms but not the underlying causes. For me it is like treating a broken leg with pain killers – it takes away the pain, but does not actually heal the broken bone. In order to recover from depression I believe it is important to examine what is causing the depression. For many people it can be hard to admit that they have a problem. They feel they should ‘get over it’ or ‘pull themselves together’. The reality is that many people need help at some time in their lives, and having the courage to ask for it is a first huge step. This can be even harder for a parent to ask for help on behalf of their children. Nearly 80,000 children in the UK suffer from depression and 1 in 4 young people have had suicidal thoughts. Counsellors offer a safe, confidential space for clients to explore their feelings, helping clients to find ways to make changes that feel comfortable to the client. We do not give advice, as we do not have to live with the consequences of a decision made. It is for the client to decide what is right for them. I have worked with clients of every age group from 5 years old, teenagers and young people and adults, to help them explore their feelings. I work in different ways including play therapy, art therapy etc, working with the client to make changes in their lives. For further information please see main advert opposite


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Candlelit Concerts In December Candlelit concerts in Andalusia by one of the UK´s most active and inventive concert players

to his songs, you can also see all the professional 'Squares' of art made by International artists.

English Singer-songwriter Keith James comes to Spain in December to give three intimate acoustic concerts in the pueblos of Canillas de Albaida, Competa and Cajiz. For people who like the music of Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake this is one not to miss and Keith will make his own tribute to Cohen.

Sunday the 18th of December Keith will continue his journey heading to an old mill in the typical Andalusian village of Cajiz near VelezMalaga. The mill was carefully restored in 2015 and is now a perfect place for concerts and exhibitions. The owner, Cornelia Lenzin, a professional pianist from Switzerland, has organised an art exhibition in the mill, which can be enjoyed at the same time.

On December 15th Keith will perform in the Mercado Gallery in Canilllas de Albaida. The Mercado Gallery is a lovely former fish-market which is now used as a studio and gallery by Swedish artist Philippine von Krusenstierna. So while you enjoy Keith´s beautiful music you may also feast your eyes on paintings and sculptures. Saturday 17th of December Keith performs in the Gallery Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta. The evening will start at 6:30pm.Keith loves the acoustics in this Spanish room and you can look forward to hearing how his warm voice brings his tender songs to life. While listening

Keith James will play a passionate and interpretive concert of solo guitar and voice with a repertoire consisting of poetic verse set to subtle but inventive guitar arrangements. You'll hear texts from Lorca, Cohen, Nick Drake and more. Don't miss this special chance to meet and hear Keith James in three very special and unique venues! More information about him and his music: www.keith-james.com 0034-630787479


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GEOFF AND LINDA  - ARKWRIGHTS -  LEAVING PARTY MONDAY 12th DECEMBER From 7.30pm  You are cordially invited to Jimmy Beans Puente don Manuel  (behind Chiringuito Antonio) Angela Dent will be providing her amazing food for this occasion and  THE ZIMMERS will be providing the Entertainment. All we need now is your company to make it the perfect party where we can offer our thanks for all your support throughout the years.   Arkwrights, would not have been a success without your help and support and we wish to thank you properly. Please come along and help us say goodbye to you all. And if you are unable to come along, we take this opportunity to wish you a  Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2017. Geoff and Linda XOX

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People Who Come And Go - Paperwork, Paperwork & More Paperwork! There is a word being ‘banded about’, for those looking for properties in the Andalusian countryside, and for those proud owners of houses in the countryside thinking of selling, and it is a word which is causing panic and concern, even fear in the heart of so many, the “DAFO”. The DAFO (Declaración de Asimilado a Fuera de Ordenación) is a type of categorisation of houses on rural land that have not gone through the complete process required by modern planning law, in which a house is built with a licence, and an end of works certificate produced by the architect to confirm completion of the house, and then a Licence of First Occupation from the town hall, at which point you can add your new build house to your land deeds and then register the whole lot on the property registry. But so many houses registered on the Property Registry do not have all those pieces of paper for many reasons. The new planning law passed in 2012 covering the regularisation of country houses, is only now, in true Spanish style, beginning to be implemented for real. Very soon, all houses in the

countryside will need to have a classification. If they are not the gleaming, squeaky clean brand new houses with all their documents in order, let’s call them First Class Citizens, then they need to have another classification, hence the DAFO. This certificate helps the town halls to fully legalise, recognise and classify those properties. To achieve this the owner engages an architect to carry out a study to ensure the house is fully habitable and meet town hall requirements for residential purposes. The amount of money it costs depends on what needs to be done to make the house meet the local law. Lawyers are advising now to make enquiries about meeting local town hall requirements, but ask before requesting a DAFO! And seek legal advice first. It is going to be something that is required more and more in the future, so good to be aware of it if you are thinking of selling and even if you are not, make some enquiries and check out your case with your legal representative or at the town hall. By Toni Waterman, Unspoilt Andalusia (see advertisement below)


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Compassion At Christmas As the Christmas Season descends upon us, don’t forget the homeless animals looking for their forever homes.

water. I soon fell asleep feeling this was the end. Sadly going through life never having a friend.

Axarquia Animal Rescue is run by volunteers and relies on donations to help abandoned animals. Please visit our website axarquiaanimalrescue.com and see our dogs and cats available for adoption and foster, or you can make a donation by clicking the “Donate” button. We would like to share with you a poem written by one our AAR’s volunteers who was moved by the plight of abandoned animals in our region at Christmas time.

When I woke I had thought, ‘She caught me, I’m trapped’, But no fight left in me whilst I lay on her lap. Then she gave me something that I’d never felt. She fed me and hugged me, my heart started to melt.

THE CHRISTMAS TAIL by Helen Davis I was sat in a garden and the weather was cold. People celebrate Christmas, or so I was told. I saw people decorate a big indoor tree, Having fun, seeing family, but they didn’t see me. I sometimes came round here looking for food. My energy low and also my mood. I used to have family, all led by my Mother. First she disappeared, then my sisters and brother.

She was talking to others, telling them of my hurt. They all dressed the same, AAR on their shirts. They made plans for my health, said I was skin and bone, And then they made plans to find me a home! So now here I am and a year has passed by. I am healthy and happy, loving family life. I think back to the day when I wished on the stars, And now enjoying my Christmas thanks to all at AAR!

As I waited for food being thrown out in scraps, I remember wishing, “Just maybe, perhaps, If the humans could see me they might take me on Give me love, give me warmth and a place to belong.” I reminded myself that this was a dream, That would never happen, especially to me. I walked on to find shelter, still no food and walked far, I decided I’d rest under somebody’s car. Christmas Eve morning I woke with a fright, A woman crouched by me, she was holding a light. She was trying to get me from under the car. I tried to run, but I couldn’t run far. I remember falling, I was feeling exhausted. I hadn’t eaten in days and I needed some

There are many ways that you can get involved and help the animals, and we are always open to suggestions and offers of help. When you join the team of AAR supporters you know you will be making a real difference to the lives of animals. You are sure to meet nice people and make new friends too! axarquia-rescue@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/axarquiaanimalrescue Avda. de Andalucia, 147, Torre del Mar


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Asbestos - Have You Been In Contact?

In this edition, I thought I would look at a number of questions that often arise and that make people worried about the possibility of making a claim. My message is, if in doubt ask!

breathing difficulties can be attributed to asbestos. This is the point we have to prove in all respiratory disease cases, not just asbestos related but also, for example, silicosis – medical evidence is required to prove a link.

I CANNOT REMEMBER WHERE I WORKED OR THE COMPANY I WORKED FOR NO LONGER EXISTS. It is not unusual for companies that traded in the 1960’s, for example, to have long since stopped trading. With investigations I can trace insurers who provided cover for these companies and they are obliged to deal with the claims. Even if you are hazy about the exact name of a company or your period of employment with them, I can obtain your work history from HM Revenue & Customs and this provides confirmation of who you worked for all those years ago.

Claims for breathing problems caused by exposure to asbestos can be complex but the quicker the claim is started the quicker these issues can be dealt with. So, if you are concerned about your particular situation or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am happy to talk to you free of charge.

I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH AN ASBESTOS CONDITION BUT I DID NOT WORK WITH ASBESTOS. I always like to meet my clients and it is surprising how often, when you start talking about a persons work history, what they remember. Often, it turns out that even if a person did not actually work with asbestos, they worked alongside people who did and therefore came into contact with dust. Another possibility, and a particularly sad one in my experience, is a wife who comes into contact with asbestos from her husband’s work clothes. A RELATIVE HAS DIED FROM AN ASBESTOS RELATED CONDITION BEFORE MAKING A CLAIM It is not widely known that claims can be made even though the person affected has died (provided the claim is made within 3 years of death). The claim is made on behalf of the persons estate. DIAGNOSING AN ASBESTOS RELATED CONDITION There are a number of conditions that can be caused by exposure to asbestos, including lung cancer. The main issue is whether the

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La Vaqueria - Benamargosa The Winter Solstice on the 21st of December is when our pre-Christianity predecessors celebrated and feasted. The Celtic Alban Arthuan Druid festival referred to the legend that King Arthur was born on this date. The wiccans and pagans also called it Yule, derived from the Anglo Saxon Yula which meant wheel of the year, marking the shortest day of the year and also celebrating the rebirth of the Sun. Trees were decorated with planetary signs and gifts for the souls of those departed during that year. When we think of medieval feasts it conjures up visions of great halls with tables pile high with meats and breads because we know more about our British history but Andalucia also had a medieval period... under the reign of the Moors. Whilst various religious sects were, for the most part left to get on with their own customs... some varied from those in the North, predominately the food. Our Northern nobles and aristocracy had access to spices but they were more expensive, having been imported.

Many andaluz dishes contained saffron, cinnamon, cloves, pepper and almonds in abundance in both sweet and savoury dishes. By the later middle ages vinegar was widely used making chutnies and pickles popular. For our Winter Solstice Banquet this year I am combing recipes from our native land and our adoptive land to create a sumptuous feast fit for kings! We have limited places so booking is advisable...dressing up not obligatory but fun... we have live entertainment from the Court Jester & his mummers (Los Nino de Ivan... raising money for the homeless in Velez Malaga) and some court dancing between the courses. If I don't see you then enjoy your own celebrations and we will be back open again on Febuary 1st. See main advert on page 107

TRAPICHE MARKET

Every Tuesday 9.30am - 1.30pm

Come and enjoy a relaxing morning at Los Jardines del Trapiche, THE nicest market venue on the Costa. Outside courtyard and beautiful function room full of fabulous stalls offering something for everyone. Browse at your leisure and enjoy a coffee in the beautiful sunny gardens. EASY PARKING FESTIVE FROLLICKS!! 20th December Christmas Christmas Father Christmas will be popping in Vegetables & there wil be Live Music with Flip!. Gifts & Cards All your Christmas winter vegetables, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine Closed 27th Dec and a Grand Raffle in aid of AAR & 3rd Jan Take the A-272 turning onto the Velez-Malaga road A-356. Turn off at El Cruce restaurant towards Benamargosa. Over the roundabout and we are on the left just before the private airfield

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Doctor Strange is a 2016 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Doctor Strange. It is the story of the world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place - a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange -

armed with newly acquired magical powers is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.Dr Strange’s former lover and co-worker Christine Palmer tries to help him move on, but the arrogant Strange instead wants to heal his injuries. After months trying experimental surgeries on his hands, and using all his resources, Strange seeks out Jonathan Pangborn, a paraplegic who mysteriously was able to walk again. Pangborn directs Strange to the secret compound Kamar-Taj, where he is taken in by another sorcerer under the Ancient One, Karl Mordo. The Ancient One shows Strange her power, revealing the Astral plane and other dimensions such as the Mirror Dimension. Strange begs her to teach him, and she eventually agrees despite his arrogance. There are some great hidden Truths and wisdom in this film. Star Rating: ****/*****


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Worth Wines Croatia The continental climate of Croatia is to be found in the southern part of central Europe. Croatia has Zagreb as its Capital. The viticulture of Croatia dates from some 2,500 years ago. These days Croatian wines are receiving the backing that they justly deserve and with longterm investments now being made into their wine industry, these wines, including many award winners, can be located and enjoyed globally, including in the UK. The Bolfan winery utilises biodynamic processes. Having a 100% natural method of vine growing is all part of this process, to produce outstanding wines with natural bouquets

and an intoxicating freshness. The Bolfan range of wines appeals to me, with Rizling, Sauvignon and Pinot being amongst many choices of wonderful productions. A light, fruity bouquet drew me to the Pinot Noir, Bolfan Primus. This full-bodied red wine has softness, too, as a feature, which is, in part, the outcome of barrel-ageing. A powerful wine, this will pair with many dishes, including beef and tuna, etc. The Sauvignon Bolfan, I found aromatic, with tropical fruits being detected in the bouquet. Again, a full-flavoured wine, having an excellent balance and a most acceptable palate, with a superb finish. Another splendid wine, by this fine wine producer, which will match with many dishes. Impressive wines, from a multi award-winning, dedicated winery. www.bolfanvinskivrh.hr

Zdjelarević Classic Rajnski Rizling, I found to be both fruity and fresh, with a good bouquet. This Riesling wine is a very popular choice, for many. Zdjelarević Classic Graševina, has an elegant, easy-drinking mouthfeel. Again, a regular dry selection, having, particularly, a most pleasant palate sensation. These wines pair extremely well with numerous dishes, including fish, seafood and white meats. Vinarija Dingač Plavac (Plavac Mali), is an excellent red wine production. The enticing aroma leads to a palate which is both flavoursome and satisfying. For further details about these wines and many more: www.croatianfinewines.com Today, with viticulture far more developed, the winemaking industry of Croatia is enjoying increased sales volumes, including exports. High-quality Croatian wines can now be found in the UK supermarkets, independents, hotels, restaurants, etc and are available online, too.

As Always Enjoy!  By Trevor Langley


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Where’s Waldo? Where’s Waldo

Last month’s answer on page 116

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Come and meet or speak to our bilingual team;

Jacqueline Combe - Managing Director, Natalie Combe - Accounts department, Barbara Vizcaino O´Hara - Administration & Insurance, Juan Pedro Jimenez del Dedo - Solicitor.

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s e p o c s Horo by Juanita Banana of www.AbsoluteAxarquia.com ARIES: March 21-April 20 Time for reconciliation, putting bad feelings in the past and taking all relationships forward. You can also be instrumental in bringing others back together. Get work done during the first half of December as motivation during the second half will be lacking TAURUS: April 21-May 21 You will spend time looking back, reminiscing and taking stock this Christmas. Try to fill your home and family with warmth and perhaps a more positive fatalistic take on many of the things that have happened without it becoming a melancholy process GEMINI: May 22-June 21 December will be a busy month for Gemini with events to attend and a yearning to arrange something unconventional and novel for Christmas. You will regain confidence and freedom as you shake off previous doubts CANCER: June 22-July 22 You have clarity and perspective of mind right now, allowing you to bring sound resolution in business and pleasure. You enter 2017 with a renewed sense of power following achievements and progress in 2016. Be spontaneous in accepting invitations LEO: July 23-August 23 Not a good time to borrow or lend Leo. Events beyond your control may be disruptive so do not agree to deadlines during December and try to avoid extreme weather and contact with others suffering from viruses VIRGO: August 24-September 22 You’re in the mood for mentally stimulating games and physical challenges, also priming your skills as a raconteur especially when catching up with people you may not have seen in a while. A

good time to enjoy creative work too LIBRA: September 23 - October 22 Have faith in your vision and goals Libra and stick with them – fitness, finances and travel goals are all within reach. If feeling bored with the routine of usual celebrations, spice it up and do or go somewhere different this Christmas SCORPIO: October 23 - November 21 Doing things for others and making the holiday season special is important to you. For you Christmas is about the company you’re in, nostalgia, sharing and giving – this makes you an ideal candidate to undertake voluntary work for the ill or homeless SAGITTARIUS: November 22 - December 21 You need a break with chance to rest and relax. Accept invitations but don’t organise parties at home - leave that to others this year. Be very careful about levels of alcohol consumption and attempt moderation! CAPRICORN: December 22 - January 20 Intuition will keep you safe from unwise decisions this month Capricorn – listen to it. You may have a fancy to take up something creative – photography, music or poetry seem likely. Spend time with your soul sisters and brothers AQUARIUS: January 21 - February 19 Beware of hidden terms and think twice before making expensive purchases or signing contracts. A sudden insight may leave you asking yourself if you want to continue in a relationship or type of work PISCES: February 20 - March 20 Be patient and organised Pisces and you can achieve your aim quite soon, tying up loose ends as you progress. Remember the importance of friends and networks and be kind, helpful and thankful to them

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es Chariti POCAPECUNIA, the Charity shop in aid of the Love A Child Foundation, has reformed the shop and is twice as big now. We are still always in need of clothes, household items, paperbacks, CD's and DVD's. Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10am to 1.30pm. Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja (between the Parador and Hotel Villa Flamenca). Volunteers needed. The Costa Animal Society needs your help, particularly with their efforts at the Sunday car boot markets in Nerja and AlmuĂąecar. 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 - fund raising, airport runs or fostering - please call Wendy at 660 271 984 or Vera at 680 315 880. 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. We have changed our venue and day. We now meet in BAR ATILA, PUENTE DON MANUEL, every Tuesday. "We are a small branch with a big heart". For 2015 we are looking to increase our membership, So if you are interested you will be made very welcome. You don't have to have been an ex member of the armed forces to join. Our aim is to have some fun, quizzes, bingo, beetle?, whilst making money for the RBL Poppy Appeal. Interested? then please contact the Branch Secretary Joyce on 692 551 385. New furniture shop in 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 the Volunteer Department now: 952 56 49 10 / 671 048 304 voluntariado@cudeca.org

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table 663 393 987 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 monthlly quiz at La Tasca. 3pm start. Opposite the police station, Torre del Mar. Call Shelia for details 693 462 975 The Anglican Parish of Nerja & Almuñécar will be holding their traditional Christmas Carol Service at 5 pm Mon 19th Dec at the church of San Miguel (Iglesia de San Miguel) in Plaza Andalucía, Nerja. De Cotta Law is sponsoring the CoraXalia choir to sing for us. There will also be traditional Christmas carols for all to join in. We invite everybody to enjoy mulled wine & mince pies after the service. There will be a charity collection for The Sisters of the Good Samaritan Residencia which cares for elderly people in Nerja. De Cotta Law hopes you can contribute to this good cause.

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Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Ecological Farmers Market held in Vivero El Algarrobo Garden Centre on the 1st & 3rd Sat of each month. 10.30-14.30. Fresh Handmade organic produce. Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Chutney & Jams, Sweets, Tarts, Bread, Pasta & Fresh Sauces, Mustards, Olive Pate, Natural Soap, Fertilizer, etc Market Saturdays Algarrobo Costa, Next to Ottawa Function rooms alongside the river. Christmas Market 7th - 11th December at the Salones de Eventos Restaurant Horto Malaga in Torrox Costa. 11am - 21.30pm. Call Jacqui for info. 633 764 782 / 622 000 992 or email: november61@hotmail.es


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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar For information on events tel. 663 658 354 We meet every Wed at La Vega Rest Torre Del Mar next to Mercadona E-mail: rbl-tdm@hotmail.com www.rbl-torredelmar.org.uk The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday from 12noon to 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant ( on the Velez to Vinuela Road) All are welcome to come and meet friends and make new friends. Pop in and see, a warm welcome awaits. call: 680764130 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. Short Mat Bowls. The Nerja Short Mat Bowls Club is now operating in the hotel Jimesol, Calle 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 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 625 936 814 Colmenar Social Club is a group of like-minded people, whose main aim is to promote frendship and assistance to all our members. We meet every Wednesday at around 12.30pm at the Arco Del Sol Hotel on the outskirts of Colmenar (A356 Vele Malaga to Casabermeja road Km9). We are lucky to have our meetings here, it is a great and versatile venue and the proprietors Antonio and Rosa are very supportive and helpful. We enjoy a variety of activities throughout the year: wine tasting, talks on various subjects from Lawyers, Estate Agents, Council Officials, Local Police, cooking demonstrations by our own chef member, car sharing days out to interesting venue’s, treasure hunts, special lunches at different restaurants, plant sales, homemade produce sales, many other activities and of course the popular quisses and games. Everyone, no matter what nationality, is made welcome, so why not come along one Wednesday and enjoy a few hours with us. For more information please contact Marjorie 952 037 556 or email Claire on dalecm19@gmail.com or visit our facebook page Colmenar Social Club to see our activities.

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La Vaqueria Benamargosa Every Wednesday learn to draw and paint. Art classes at La Vaqueria, Benamargosa. 11am-1pm, 10€ includes refreshments and home made cake! Every Thursday Art & Crafts Class at La Vaqueria 11am - 1pm, lots of fun, refreshments included. Every first Sat of the month La Vaqueria has a mosaics day for all levels. 3pm 7pm costs 25€ with materials & meal incl. 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 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish. 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 RBL - Nerja We enjoy regular lunches on the 1st Friday of each month at “La Pena Parda” restaurant in La Herradura, Contact Eleanor on: Tel: 958828708/ 606634444 or Email: eleanorbennett@hotmail.com On the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Al Andalus Hotel Maro. Contact Vera on Tel: 952 967 200 or 697 293 698 Email ozzybaldwin@yahoo.co.uk. Everyone is welcome to come along and membership is open to anyone and you don’t have to be ex military. Its a worthwhile cause so come and join us. Contact Dave on Tel: 654085811 or Email dgdeepblue@gmail.com RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment & monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, & we welcome all new and existing RBL members. Tel: 603 879 308 www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/benajarafe EL Capitan Tennis Club Torre Del Mar open to new members. Every Mon, Wed & Fri. For information Ring 675 391 967


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‘The 'Big Cats' are here. We are a group of Jaguar enthusiasts living in Andalucia and have just celebrated our first birthday. 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 or JEC.CostaDelSol@gmail.com www.jec-spain.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. Please 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. You can also meet us on Fri mornings from 11:3012:30 at Meson Sara at the Puente don Manuel crossroads to join us, book an event or have a chat. You can also visit our website: www.el-valleasociacion.com Trapiche Dance & Dine Group. 'T' Dance every Friday 11am until 1pm @ Restaurante El Trapiche. Mixed programme of popular sequence dancing followed by tapas. New season starts September. All welcome. Tel. 952 515 155 for more details. Nerja History Group meets the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, 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. Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail; luxmundi@lux-mundi.org Web: www.lux-mundi.org

Please also see the web site for daily activities in the Centre. December events & excursions. Coach 2nd Dec – Christmas Bazaar. Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar, invite you to the Centre to join friends and have fun, a great chance to buy your Christmas gifts and try your luck. There will be drinks, cakes and International homemade food, small gifts, preserves, second hand goods in good condition, books, boutique, local arts and crafts and much more. Time 11.00 to 13.00. All proceeds for fundraising. 6th Dec – The Centre will be closed for Constitution Day. 8th Dec – The Centre will be closed for Immaculate Conception day. Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th Dec - Coach Excursion to Rute Chocolate Factory & Seville Christmas Light & Sights. Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar invite you to join friends on a three day coach excursion. On the first day, after leaving the Torre del Mar area you will stop for breakfast (not included) near Antequera. After re-joining the coach, the next stop is the village of Rute to visit the Chocolate Factory, where each year they have a special Belen (Crib) to celebrate Christmas. A great time to visit the factory shop to buy your Christmas presents. If there is time you will also visit the small chocolate museum. You will then join the coach for the drive to Seville, arriving at the hotel at 13.30 approximately. The remainder of the day and the following two days are free for you to enjoy the sights of Seville, wander through the street to visit the Cathedral with its famous Bell tower, the Giralda and Royal Palace. You can also take the tourist bus or a carriage drive and of course at night see the beautiful Christmas lights throughout the city. On the final day you will leave Seville about 16.00. Price 195€ per person double room and 246€ single room. Deposit of 50€ and the final payment is due the first week of December. The price includes your stay at the 4* Hotel Fernando 3, on a bed & breakfast basis and insurance. Pick up times: Viñuela (Football Pitch) 08.20, Algarrobo 08.45, Caleta (Vets) 08.50, Torre del Mar (Coach Station) 09.00. 17th Dec – Ecumenical Christmas Carol Service. Dear friends, please come and join in the Service at the Parish Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar. You will be welcome to join in the carols sung by the Spanish Choir “Amigos de Lux Mundi”director Julio Basta, The German Choir “Con Los Cantores” director Marga Theilen-Schoppe and the TIMS English Choir director Margaret Williams. Time 18.00. 22nd Dec - Coach excursion to Gibraltar. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets)7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED. Friday 23rd Dec - Christmas Coffee morning “Plus toasted sandwiches”. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Monday 26th Dec - Centre closed.


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-Torre see Nerja-Malaga times Torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English Services at Inglesia de San Miquel (St, Michael's Church) every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May) and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel, Chinasol). There is a short service of Holy Communion Wednesday's at 9.30am in the Church Shop, Calle Malaga, Nerja. Details of how to find the churches are also available in the Church Shop. Priest in Charge: Father Geoff Johnston Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. 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.

Local Police : 091 Guardia : 062 Fire : 080 Torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at 11am, Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). Roman Catholic - Torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), and 18.00pm. 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 La Caleta de Velez: Cornerstone International Church: meets on Sundays 11.30am and Wednesdays: 7pm for bible study. Calle Virgen del Mar 3 Tel.63454019 Puente don Manuel - El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11 am. Midweek activities - Pilates - Mon 1pm-2pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Charity shop/books open Wed, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm. Bible Study Thursday 57pm. We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliara, 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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Telefonica Dial 1002 to report a fault on the line. For general enquiries dial 1004

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

Airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 Granada 952 048 804

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 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Palma de Mallorca, 57 Edif. Castillo San Louis, bajo 29620 Torremolinos 952 380 888 Germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 Sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197 Chemists www.bit.ly/dutychemists

Airlines www.easyjet.com www.ryanair.com www.thompsonfly.com www.flymonarch.com www.flybe.com www.bmibaby.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 AP & MP for the following jokes BBC BREAKING NEWS :Little Red Riding Hood found in a critical condition. Paramedics have stabilised her condition, but she's not out of the woods yet. ------------------------------------------------------------Milkman gets an order for 45 pints of milk. Puzzled, he decides to ask the customer if this is a mistake. When he knocks on the door, a woman comes out wearing just a bath towel, and she confirms that she wants 45 pints. "Milk baths are good for your skin," explains the woman. "Oh, ok," replies the milkman. "Do you need it pasteurized then?" "No," says the woman. "Up to my tits will be fine." ------------------------------------------------------------A red Indian introduced me to his wife...." This is four horses....." I said, “Wow, that's a beautiful name, what does it mean?” He said, “F***** nag, nag, nag, nag”. ------------------------------------------------------------I refused to believe my road worker father was stealing from his job, but when I got home, all the signs were there. ------------------------------------------------------------I was at an ATM and this old lady asked me to help check her balance, so I pushed her over. ------------------------------------------------------------Arrived home last night to find a pretty, young woman grouting the bathroom wall singing 'It's a heartache, nothin' but a fools game.'... I thought to myself, she's a Bonnie Tiler!! ------------------------------------------------------------I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: 'This could be interesting'. ------------------------------------------------------------I saw a piece of toast in a cage at the Zoo today.

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Jokes h a ha :) A man goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having a nightmare - the man wakes him and asks his son if he is OK? The son replies he is scared because he dreamt that Auntie Susie had died. The father assures the son that Auntie Susie is fine and sends him to bed. The next day, Auntie Susie dies. One week later, the man again goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having another nightmare, the man again wakes his son. The son this time says that he had dreamt that granddad had died. The father assures the son that granddad is fine and sends him to bed. The next day, granddad dies. One week later, the man again goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having another nightmare, the man again wakes his son. The son this time says that he had dreamt that daddy had died. The father assures the son that he is OK and sends the boy to bed. The man goes to bed but cannot sleep because he is so terrified. The next day, the man is scared for his life, he is sure he is going to die. After dressing he drives very cautiously to work fearful of a collision. He doesn't eat lunch because he is scared of food poisoning. He avoids everyone for he is sure he will somehow be killed. He jumps at every noise, starts at every movement and hides under his desk. Upon walking in his front door, he finds his wife. "Good God Dear" he proclaims, "I've just had the worst day of my entire life! She responds, "You think your day was bad, the postman dropped dead on the doorstep this morning." ------------------------------------------------------------Before you laugh at kids who believe in fairytales, remember, there are adults who actually believe Paul Pogba is worth £89million -------------------------------------------------------------

Prince Charles says he doesn’t want the Traditional Fruit Cake at his forthcoming Birthday Party. Prince Phillip says he doesn’t give a shit, he’s still going anyway. ------------------------------------------------------------My wife called me as I was sat in the pub last night. "I've cooked dinner," she screamed, "And if you're not home within 20 minutes I'm going to feed it to the dog." "Woooah! That's bang out of order!" I said, "It's not his fault." ------------------------------------------------------------I've just spent an hour trying to get some soap scum from the bath. How nasty Nick Cotton got in the house is still a mystery. ------------------------------------------------------------A security guard stopped me as I walked out of Curry's last night. He said,"before I perform a search,do you have anything sharp in your pockets?" I said,"No mate, just Sony and Panasonic." ------------------------------------------------------------Sat next to a fruit machine addict at a gamblers anonymous meeting last night, It was f****** awful. He kept nudging me! ------------------------------------------------------------I walked into PC World and went straight to a computer. I checked my emails, did some online shopping, and finally logged into Facebook. After half an hour, a salesman approached me. "Can I help you, sir?" he asked. "No thanks," I replied, "I'm just browsing." ------------------------------------------------------------I met a Doctor at the pub last night. "So are you the type of Doctor that treats people?" I asked. "I am." He replied. I said "Fine then I'll have a pint."

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1. A 'xenophobe' dislikes or is afraid of what? 2. A formal agreement enforceable by law is what? 3. What six letter 'B' word means Violation of a law or contract? 4. What do the Americans call the game of draughts? 5. What word beginning with 'B' means the highest degree of happiness? 6. What is a small shallow dish with a lid used for science specimens? 7. Ulna; Radius and Clavicle are what? 8. Herpetology is the study of what? 9. A metal hook often with a barb, for lifting fish is called a what? 10. Complete this proverb, 'The spirit is willing but the...'? 11. 'Parmesan Cheese' derives its name from what?

1. There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it? 2. A man is pushing his car along the road when he comes to a hotel. He shouts, "I'm bankrupt!" Why? 3. Take off my skin - I won't cry, but you will! What am I? 4. Imagine you are in a dark room. How do you get out? 5. Two children, who were all tangled up in their reckoning of the days of the week, paused on their way to school to straighten matters out. "When the day after tomorrow is yesterday," said Priscilla, "then 'today' will be as far from Sunday as that day was which was 'today' when the day before yesterday was tomorrow!" On which day of the week did this puzzling prattle occur? 6. A basket contains 5 apples. Do you know how to divide them among 5 kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?

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23 Eight-fold (7)

18 Testing, experiment (5)

24 Obviate, prevent (8)

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The Top Ten Worst Grossing Christmas Films of all Time... 1. Noelle (2007) $257,868 2. Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986) $781,727 3. The Christmas Candle (2013) $2,200,000 4. Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas (2014) $2,700,000 5. The Perfect Holiday (2007) $5,800,000 6. Black Nativity (2013) $7,400,000 7. Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) $7,500,000 8. Surviving Christmas (2004) $15,100,000 9. The Nutcracker 3D (2010) $16,100,000 10. Everybody’s Fine (2009) $16,400,000

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Items for Sale GOLFERS GOLFERS GOLFERS! Unwanted Green Fee vouchers to most Costa del Sol Courses for sale, Most better than half price! Contact George Jamieson 0034 622 33 26 84 Georgejamieson70@hotmail.com MEN’S VIAGRA TABS 100mg, guaranteed or your money back, minimum 10 tabs 30€, free local delivery Venta Baja, Puente don Manuel, Vinuela areas. Call: 696 857 401 PALM TREES Dig up your own Palm Trees. All sizes. Collect for FREE. Logs 5€ a wheelbarrow. Finca dos Mundos km7, old road Trapiche / Vinuela. Tel: 636 471 361

Wanted I WILL COLLECT FREE of charge all your used clothing, bric-a-brac, pots and pans, books, toys, CD´s garden pots, tools, pieces of furniture or anything else you are throwing out whilst you are cleaning. Call me on Tel:- 625 319 323 Jacqui EL CAPITAN TENNIS CLUB Torre Del Mar open to new members. For information Ring 675391967.

PINE DISPLAY UNIT 200cms high x 55cms wide x 40cms depth ono

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SINGLE BED FOR SALE - As new, linen included. Offers please. Call: 606 926 244 / 616 667 045 IPHONE 5S 32G storage with open network, any carrier, 2 handmade leather holsters in black and brown. Contact David in Sayalonga at Vetiverspain@gmail.com or 692 288 657 225€ with all accessories

Job Section STAFF WANTED APRENDO IDIOMAS in Nerja are looking for teachers, English, German and French. Calle Antonio Millon, Edf. Penaflor, Bajo 1. Call Rebeca 673 68 41 94

Properties WANTED We are a Belgian couple looking for a house exchange or a house sit from 4th till 30th of December. We have a nice house on the Belgium coast at 15 mins from Bruges. Email: ann.eeckman@telenet.be

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AIR CONDITIONING

BLINDS

w For Air Conditioning call Mark at Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar

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

w Polar 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

BOOKSHOPS

w CHS 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

wPasatiempo Calle Infantes 32, Torre del Mar, 952 543 703, www.bookshoppasatiempo.com

wTĂŠcnicas Maro. Also Danish and Spanish speaking. 25 years of experience on the Coast, providing high quality equipment. We offer service and maintenance on all makes. www.tecnicasmaro.com e-mail: info@tecnicasmaro.com tel. 95 252 95 38

wArkwrights The British Food Store and More Open everyday 9am - 7pm Puente don Manuel Telephone: 952 519 780

AIR CON & DEHUMIDIFICATION w European Coolers Ltd Keep cool and comfortable this summer. We are a British based air treatment online retailer offering only the best products and service to our customers. All our prices are inclusive of VAT and full warranty, NO hidden extras, buy from us with total confidence. Visit us at: www.europeancoolers.co.uk, e-mail: europeancoolers@gmail.com Tel: 0044 160644888

BOAT TRIPS wLuxury Yacht Charters Tel: 618 972 139 www.sailandstay.eu Email: sailandstay@gmail.com

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

BRITISH FOOD STORES

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


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COMPUTERS

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

wDavid 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 952549607, Mob 654899976 wSteve’s PC Software Repairs and Maintenance Services. Providing a thorough health check/repair for corrupted software and removal of virus/malware infections.Call Steve in Torrox: 634 347 055 Email: sfmay@hotmail.com

CARE HOMES wCasa 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

CARERS/AGENCIES wEnglish Nurse RGN / carer support. Tel Liz 692 419 548. Or 951 242 449 Hospital visits & discharge care inc equipment. Friendly Home care from your District Nurse. See www.holidaycare4youspain Testimonials - google English Nurse Competa. wDo you need an English Carer? Mature English Care Assistant in Torrox, registered and insured in Spain. Excellent references for reliability, honesty and dedication, over 12 years caring experience, including Stroke Pathway, Dementia and End of Life. Covering all areas of Torrox and Nerja. Hourly, daily, respite or overnight care. Linda Horton S.N.H.S Dip (Diabetes Risk Awareness, Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology).Tel: 648119401 Email: lindahwlc@gmail.com

CAR & BICYCLE HIRE wCaleta Car Hire All types (including mobility vehicles with wheelchair ramps). Airport delivery/collection. Avenida de Andalucia 149-D, Caleta de Velez. Email: info@rentacarcaleta.com. Telephone: 952 511 293 or 606 435 195

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

CHIMNEY SWEEP For a professional chimney sweeping service and maintenance service call Chimney Care. Keith 607 441 959 or Russ 654 184 242

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

CLINICS wAnalysis 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

COUNSELLING wKestrel Counselling. Professional, confidential, qualified counselling service. Face 2 Face, skype or online. Experienced with all age groups including children. www.kestrelcounselling.com Email: kestrelcounselling@hushmail.com Tel: 636 588 697

DAMP PROOFING wDamp Specialist All aspects of damp work undertaken. New chemical used - Never have to treat it again - GUARANTEED. From salts to rising damp. Call Phil on: 648 243 656

DENTISTRY wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: clinicaeuropatorroxcosta@gmail.com British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157 wDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at Spanish prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German, Spanish and Italian. Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 10-5pm www.dentadanes.com wGrupo Dental Clinics Calle Enrique Van Dulkan, 21, Velez Malaga Tel: 952 54 95 95 www.grupodentalclinics.com wClinica Dental Dr. J. Novo, International & Competitive Prices. Comprehensive Dentistry. Tel: 958 827 924 Plaza Nueva, La Herradura.

DRAIN CLEARANCE wWayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 / 657 862 628 wAt Your Service Plumbing, Electrical, Prop. Maintenance Torre del Mar/Puente don Manuel area. Ex. Corgi reg. with over 35 years experience. Tel: 951 066 064 / 692 330 420 Email: casaflores45@yahoo.es

ELECTRICIANS wElectrician - All jobs from a socket to rewires, Fault Finding and Intercom Systems. Call Andrew 618 640 155 Email: amarnold11@hotmail.com wSparkinspain - Electrical installations & maintenance. Local from Nerja to Velez-Malaga & inland to Competa and Frigiliana. Call Colin 951 242 449 or Mob 666 707 297 / sparkinspain@rocketmail.com Web: www.english-electrician-nerja.com


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The Sentinella Paginas EROSION PROBLEMS wSuppliers of a sterile grass – Vetiver. Used for stopping erosion. With an incredibly strong vertical root system. Very cost effective. Visit www.vetiverspain.com for more information on the Vetiver Grass System. Call: 692 288 657 email: info@vetiverspain.com

ESTATE AGENTS wBuy 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 wFleming Properties, Calle Dr. Fleming, 1, Nerja. 952 524 140 or 637 278 306/606 087 362, www.fleming-properties.com

wAxarquia Properties S.L Established 2001. Office: 952 436 781 Lorraine: 609 436 537 Email: info@axarquiaproperties.com www.axarquiaproperties.com wCountry 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

EST AGENTS/PROPERTY RENTALS wSpanish Management Vinuela (next to the Farmacia) 666 135 516 or 650 702 258 Web: www.spanishmanagement.com Email: officespanishmanagement@yahoo.co.uk wZalia 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

FASHION ACCESSORIES wHeaven for Fashion, Fashion jewellery and accessories at affordable prices www.heavenforfashion.com - use code SENT12 for a discount of 15% with your first purchase.

FURNITURE wCudeca Hospice Charity Shop – Torre del Mar C/ Infante 21 – Edf. Jamaica Bajo Tel: 663 083 273 MonSat 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

GARDEN CENTRES wCosta Torrox Garden Centre for all your gardening requirements. Plants, Fruit Trees, Ceramics

Bonsai Trees, Compost,Pest Control, Flowerpots, Garden Sundries and much much more! Open Mon Sat 9am -2pm and 4pm - 7pm and on Sunday 10am - 2pm. Find them on facebook: /costatorrox or visit their website www.costatorrox.es

GARDEN DESIGN wEnglish Award winning Garden Design and construction management, qualified and insured. All styles. Reforms or New builds. Experience in Spain and UK. Call or text John on 660057207 / 447756218467

GARDENING wMaintenance of Gardens and Swimming Pools. English, German and Spanish speaking 24 year old. David: 656 775 928 wRed 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

HEALTH & BEAUTY wWeight Control - Herbalife Independent Distributor, Bea Savory, 95 253 4795 beasav24@gmail.com (business opportunity also available):

HEALTH SHOPS wRincón 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, craneosacral therapy, massage, Reiki etc. C/ Carretera 1, in front of Supersol, Nerja. Tel. 952 523 503 ONLINESHOP for Europe www.rinconnatural.com wHigh 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 wTécnicas Maro. Also Danish and Spanish speaking. 25 years of experience on the Coast. Heat pumps. Solar heating. Under-floor heating/cooling. Combination systems. Full service and maintenance. www.tecnicasmaro.com tel. 95 252 95 38 e-mail: info@tecnicasmaro.com wRedwell® – the leading brand in Infrared Heating Systems. White panels and designs like mirrors, pictures, glass etc. Low consumption, low running time due to partial storage material inside. Prevents damp. Contact/showroom: Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa, call 952 539 742, sscharler@gmx.de, www.redwell.com


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The Sentinella Paginas HEATING (continued) wInfrasol infrared heating We are suppliers of infrared heating systems for your home or Business, Stops mould. Reduces Condensation. Cheap to run. Contact us on 951258010 / 635445279. Try before you buy. Email: sales@infrasol.eu.com

HORSE RIDING wCasa El Cielo-Horse Riding Half or full day rides Malaga. A unique horse riding experience with Andalusian horses between the olive and almonds trees of the natural reserve of the Montes de Malaga. Call: 622 897 450 horses@casa-elcielo.es www.casa-elcielo.es/caballos

wTechno-Vision, UK & Scandinavian IPTV packages with Catch Up, PAYG available. Tel: 952 522 579 / Mob: 657 066 782 / 649 915 289 / UK: 07835 772340 Web: www.techno-vision.es Email: info@techno-vision.es

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

HOUSE CLEARANCES

KENNELS AND CATTERIES

wCash paid. For House and Garage Clearance. Best prices. Get quote. All items considered. Contact Ernie or Martin 616 812 765 / 690 854 154

wThe Dog House While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Email:philipclayton_1@msn.com Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available.

HYPNOTHERAPY & NLP wMarion Dias BSc (Honours) Clinical Hypnosis and trainer NLP & Hypnosis. Help with Anxiety, Depression, Phobia, Stop smoking, self-confidence IBS, Public speaking as well as one day workshops for stop smoking, and self-healing, in NERJA. E-mail: marion@hypno-therapeutiques.co.uk.

INSURANCE wGPS 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 wRiosat SL, High speed reliable internet & telephone services for Home & Business. We also offer Movistar mobile dongles for anyone in a Movistar 3G/4G coverage area. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: info@riosat.com Web: http//www.riosat.com wTechno-Vision, 3G, 4G, Fibre, ADSL -unlimited data, Pay As You Go service available. Tel: 952 522 579 / Mob: 657 066 782 / 649 915 289 / UK: 07549 902496 Web:www.techno-vision.es Email: info@techno-vision.es

INTERNET TELEVISION (IPTV) wIPTV television No frills just like the good old days but up to date TV service. info@iptvspain.es Tel: 951 390 567

wResidencia Cantalobos The Pet Hotel in La Herradura, offers the highest standards of care for your pets. Call Now - Tel: +34 603 739 886 www.residenciacantalobos.com wHome From Home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, 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.

LAUNDERETTES Bubbles Launderette Calle Manuel Marin 1, Nerja. open 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 1pm Sat for all your laundry needs. Offering a free collection & delivery service for the nerja area. Call now on 665539256

LAWYERS wCS 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 wAxarquia 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


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The Sentinella Paginas wDe 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

MAINTENANCE wRubyServices (New builds, restorations, plumbing, painting & maintenance) Colin 692 300 396. For Spanish, French or Dutch 618 676 586 Email: colinscrivens8@gmail.com

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

MEDICAL CENTRES wSimpleCare: a perfect way to access affordable private healthcare services at a fraction of the normal cost, specialist consultation from €24, annual membbership €59. www.getsimplecare.es, Tel 952532023, email info@getsimplecare.es

PLASTERERS wTime served English Plasterer Over 30 years experience. All plastering work undertaken and damp surfaces. English finish. Call Phil: 648 243 656

PLUMBERS wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares. wAndy 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 wEnglish/Spanish Plumber Over 30 years experience, trained and qualified in England. All plumbing work undertaken. For a fast and reliable service call José on: 615 344 123 / 638 609 906

PRINTING

wMedical Centre and Dental Specialist a team with over 25 years of experience, 5 languages spoken, available 24hrs. Block 88, Torrox Costa. English, German, French, Russian. Call: 952 530 357 www.centromedico24.com

For all your printing needs. Flyers & adverts, business cards, posters, roll up banners etc.. Call: 664 210 468

METALWORK

PRINTER INK CARTRIDGES

wMetalwork 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

wInk Cartridges for all makes of Printers. Original or Compatible. Tuesdays: Jardines del Trapiche Market. Fridays: Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel or call for free delivery 627 242 977 email: sales@printerink.es

MOBILITY PRODUCTS

PROPERTY RENTALS

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

wBuy 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

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

MULTI-SERVICES wJoinery - Maintenance - Removals All aspects of construction work undertaken from ground works & below, to the roof & all in between. We also do removals & courier services. Free quotes; 611 015 149

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

REMOVALS wTransportation 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 wTony Roam Removals UK to Spain to UK email euroam@btconnect.com web www.euroam.co.uk ES 636393542 UK 07973362003

RENT A CAR wRent 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. www.estrellarent.com estrellarentweb@gmail.com - 952 511 209


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SOLAR ENERGY

wTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar) Avenida Andalucia,Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 wTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 / 667 934 731 wTaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra Nacional 340 (next to post office) Torrox CostaTel: 95 253 4972 / 632 637 470

wTécnicas Maro. Also Danish and Spanish speaking. 25 years of experience on the Coast. Solar energy systems for water, pool- and/or under-floor heating. Dehumidification and ventilation. Full service and maintenance. www.tecnicasmaro.com e-mail: info@tecnicasmaro.com tel. 95 252 95 38

wRestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831 wIndian Palace Barriada Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel Tel: 952 510 963 Mob: 616 942 212 Email: indianpalacealcaucin@gmail.com www.indianpalacealcaucin.blogspot.com

wDel Prado & Partners, specialists in many areas of Spanish Law. Call: 952 52 72 74 / 952 52 17 47 www.delpradoandpartners-es.com

SATELLITE T.V. wTotal Satellite Installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. Email:philbraid@hotmail.com wSat. Co. BBC & ITV for free & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call Tom 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm Technomate &TV repair service

SECOND HAND SHOPS wSweethome 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 Patricia: 625255487. Jardines del Mar del Penoncillo, BLQ 32, Torrox Costa wCarousel 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

SECURITY wPERFECT 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

SOCIAL CLUBS wColmenar Social Club A group of like minded people offering friendship and assistance to each other. Meet at Arco del Sol in Colmenar, A-356 km9 every Wednesday 12.30pm. Come along and join us for a couple of hours. Contact Marjorie on: 952 037 556 or email Claire: dalecm19@gmail.com or look at our facebook page Colmenar Social Club to see our activities

SOLICITORS

STORAGE/ PARKING wCaravans/boats storage + general storage. 24hr security, best rates. Caravan storage from under 1€ a day. Long term discounts also available. Almayate Costa N340. Tel: 680 180 468

SWIMMING POOLS wAquamarine 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 wPlodgepools - 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 wLA RUEDA, S.L Installations, Chemical Products, Maintenance, Repairs & Gardening. Call 952 53 07 64 / 616 460 844. Emergency 24 hour 647 759 798. Ctra. Nal. 340, Urb. La Charca, 5a Fase. (esquina C/Mercurio) Email: fontanerialarueda@gmail.com

TAXIS w 24 Hour Taxi - English speaking. Call Javi on 653 917 004 wNeed a Taxi, call Luis Gonzalez - Airport Services Algarobbo/Torrox area Call 606 15 33 23 / 628 23 91 83 or e-mail: taxi-miguel@Hotmail.com

TELEVISION SERVICES Want your T.V Channels back? We have two options via internet or via satellite dish. All areas covered. Call: Paul Anderson (Senior Engineer) 657 081 469 or 952 464 378 www.skydigital.es


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The Sentinella Paginas TRAVEL AGENCIES wSchlosser Reisen SA Travel Agency & Tour Operator Excursions, Hotels & Tours, Flights & transfers Tel: 952 53 08 75 Centro Internacional, Blq 89 Edif Madrid 29793 Torrox Costa. Email: torrox@schlosser-reisen.de Languages spoken: German, French, English, Spanish

T-SHIRT PRINTING wTees & Polos Embroided & printed, TShirts & Polo Shirts. Great prices. Free design Call: 664 210 468 Email: sales@thesentinella.com

UPHOLSTERY wFabric Warehouse Malaga For all your interior and

exterior upholstery needs. Transform your sofa, cushions, curtains and patio furniture, covers for jetskis, motorbikes, cars, trailers etc. Tel: 608 052 385

VETS wPet Vet Clinic La Herradura, Vaccinations, X-Ray, Dentistry, Operations, Pet Shop & More... C/Alhambra Nº3, La Herradura. Tel: 609 977 564

WEB DESIGNERS wSpanglish Webs, Web designs, Database Programmes, Hosting, Domains, Real Estate Sites

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NEW OFFICE Opposite Mercadona Avda. Andalucia 125-A, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 601 info@casa-terreno.com

Urb, Costa del Oro, Blq.3 Local 14, Torrox Costa Tel: 951 196 388 / 649 123 068 torrox@casa-terreno.com

Canillas de Albaida Build:254m

2

Ref.: 10056

All new! Sold fully furnished and decorated! 5 independent apartments with open plan living/dining room, f/f kitchens and large bedrooms. 3 of 54m2, 1 of 59m2 and 1 of 75m2). Juliet Balconies. Individual storage rooms, a large roof terrace and on the ground floor a wonderful central patio. Features: a/c, fitted wardrobes, insolated walls

Price: 325,000€ On behalf of the whole team of Casa y Terreno: Christmas is the season for giving, thanks and spreading love. So, we all wish you a Happy Holiday season. Our sincere thanks for your goodwill and loyalty throughout the past year and for the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to meeting you next year. Above all, we wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas holiday and a good start for the year 2017, good luck, satisfaction and success

Algarrobo Ref.: 3894

Build: 129m2 Plot 2,500m2

Great Villa with panoramic sea and mountain views. South and west facing, 3 beds, 2 baths. Living room with fireplace. Partially furnished. Double glazed windows, a/c, Sat TV and alarm. Guest house. Private pool and garden. Available storage and parking. Very good access, 10 minutes to the beach, the motorway & golf course

Price: 299,000€

www.casa-terreno.com


IZNATE

FP0987

A modern, 153m², 3 bedroom villa on 5,035m² with pool and garage overlooking the village of Iznate with magnificent panoramic views and easy access

REDUCED 245,000€ A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND CLIENTS

NERJA - SAN JUAN DE CAPISTRANO FP0991 A bright and airy two bedroom apartment on the edge of this popular urbanisation with large south and west viewing sun terrace and easy, convenient parking

180,000€

TORROX

FP1007

A spacious, modern, top floor, three bedroom, two bathroom apartment on one level in the centre of the village and a short walk to the main plaza

109,000€

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

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