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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 90

February 12


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In case you haven’t heard, many people across the world have been reporting ‘strange noises’ in their local town or city. These noises range from a buzzing vibration type sound, which literally moves the ground beneath one’s feet, to a beautiful harmonic song, which seems like it should be floating from a very talented church choir. However, no one can seem to find the source of these increasingly acclaimed ‘noises’ and so people are speculating about what could be the cause. Since we’re now in 2012, the subject of much debate due to Mayan predictions that this year marks the dawn of a new age, it has been suggested that the baffling sound waves are down to UFO interaction in a bid to help humanity and planet earth survive these energetic changes. Others are speculating that the sounds are coming from God Himself, or at the very least from Heaven, in the lead up to the second coming of Christ, as indicated in the Bible, among other religious sources. Some are even saying that the sounds are due to governments, leading politicians, and the wealthiest people of the world building a secret underground city, so they survive while the socalled ‘poor’ peril when the Apocalypse hits. That way they’ll have total control over everything, which is just what they want. And then there are those who aren’t compelled to believe any of this, and despite the numbers involved, and the reams of video footage proving these peculiar noises, they’re putting it down to nothing more than a hoax.

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The Sentinella is eternally dedicated to Colin Checkley, the founder and editor of The Sentinel Magazine. May he rest in peace. (Born; 1960 Died; 2004)

I myself, along with many friends and acquaintances, have definitely picked up on an energetic shift since the beginning of the year. I’ve lost count of the amount of people who have been suffering from headaches and joint pains, or simply a feeling of intense lethargy. Our bodies are having to change and shift in order to


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successfully function in the midst of this new energy. Something else I’ve noticed is the number of people on the verge of a major breakthrough in their personal lives. And wants and desires are manifesting far faster than I ever thought possible.

Monkey business A Chinese farmer is claiming that a goat-riding monkey keeps sneaking onto his land to steal his vegetables. Ye Shu, of Donguan, Guangdong Province, says the animals are owned by a neighbouring circus. He claims the pair sneak into his field nearly every day, eat a lot of vegetables and damage many others. "This has been going on for two weeks since an acrobatic troupe was first stationed here," he complained. Ye says the clever monkey first stands on the goat's back to make sure the coast is clear before launching his raids. "If the monkey sees that nobody is working in the field, he rides in on the goat and they start eating and causing trouble." A circus spokesman admitted there was nobody to keep an eye on the animals after they had finished their part of the performance, but said they were now recruiting more animal keepers to prevent the pair from getting out of hand again.

Whatever the noises are, we can rest assured that something amazing and beautiful is happening here on earth right now. We’re moving into the fifth dimension, and from there anything and everything will be possible. It’s a time of love, peace, and many opportunities :) For those who are curious and would like to hear some of the noises mentioned in this editorial, visit: 2/01/17/what-are-they-mysteriousunexplained-noises-now-being-reportedacross-the-globe/

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Foreign ads......................................Page 18 Valentine Facts..................................Page 24 recipe...............................................Page 46 amazing insects...............................Page 56 Useless Facts...................................Page 66 Funny Thoughts.................................Page 71 Paparazzi...........................................Page 82 Film review......................................Page 84 what’s New.......................................Page 85 what’s On.........................................Page 100 information.....................................Page 102 Puzzle Page....................................Page 106 Star Signs.......................................Page 108 The Trader.......................................Page 110

Emergency services A list of unusual 999 calls has recently been released by South Central Ambulance Service, England, who logged 1235 hoax calls between January and October last year. Incidents include: ambulance staff being called by a man who wanted help getting his wedding ring off his finger - so he could throw it at his wife during a row. Paramedics also took 999 calls asking for lifts home because of a popped spot, help changing a light bulb and assistance finding a lost TV remote. One crew arrived at the home of a patient in his 60s, only to be asked to fetch a pack of cigarettes. Portsmouth-based paramedic Graham Collins, 53, said: "People don't have much self reliance - they think they can call 999 for whatever reason." The North West Ambulance Service also released details of some of its more ludicrous calls, including one from a man requesting help to unblock his toilet on Christmas Eve. Other non-emergencies included a call from a woman requesting assistance after a cotton bud got stuck in her ear, a man complaining of toothache and another moaning he had had an itchy eye.

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De Cotta Spanish Property Tax – Warning, the tax office is looking for you! Are you a non-resident of Spain with a property here? If so, then read on... Here, legal tax expert, Antonio Diaz of De Cotta Law explains the new tax and the law. In accordance to Spanish law on taxes for nonresidents, all non-residents that have a property in Spain have to pay income tax on the property known as “La Renta”. This tax applies to all property owned by non residents across all Spanish territories. One is considered a non-resident if they spend less than 183 days per year in Spain. However if you are not registered as a resident and declare your income tax here (which is obligatory if you live in Spain full time) then you will be considered to be a non fiscal resident and liable for this tax even if in actual fact you permanently reside in Spain. All non-residents have to pay the Property Income Tax as follows:

a) Income from Lettings at 24% of the gross rent received with no deductions allowable (up to end of 2011). b) Now, with the revision of the Tax Law 2/2011, from the 4th of March, non residents can offset many of the legitimate expenses against income; for instance, water & electricity, insurance, interest on mortgage, community and rates (IBI). c) Deemed income on property, when the property is used privately by the owners there is a deemed income assessed at 2% or 1.1% of the ratable value (Valor Catastral that is stated on the IBI receipt) depending on the municipality and the amount of time you have owned the property. This deemed income is taxed also at 24% and the amount due to be paid must be lodged with the tax authorities before the 31st December of the year subsequent to declaration. There is also another property tax known as Wealth Tax or ‘Patrimonio’ tax. So, now, in 2012 owners must declare their tax obligation relating to the year 2011. Generally speaking the wealth tax is calculated by applying 0.20% of the purchase price up to 167.129,45€, as declared on the Deed of Purchase. Over that amount, the calculation applied depends on the amount of the purchase price declared in accordance to the percentage scale of the Tax Office which is stated in the Spanish Wealth Tax Law. The Wealth Tax covers the full tax year and not just the period of ownership. Many residents and non residents of Spain have already received letters from the tax authorities confirming that if payment is not duly made, the authorities may initiate a grievance procedure for the unpaid tax together with a surcharge (between 5 and 20%) plus interest for late payment. Finally, if the taxpayer does not pay when required, owners could face seizure of their bank accounts in Spain or even the property, resulting in the auction sale of the property. Antonio Diaz is Partner at De Cotta Law, a law firm offering support with all aspects of Spanish Law for English speaking clients, with offices in Mijas-Costa, Coín, Nerja and Tenerife. De Cotta Law Head Office Spain: Centro Comercial Valdepinos 1 y 3ª Urb. Calypso, 29649 Mijas Costa (Málaga) Tel.: +34 952 931 781 Fax: +34 952 933 547

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London Underground A list of actual announcements that London Tube train drivers have made to their passengers...

gars. If you have any spare change, please give it to a registered charity. Failing that, give it to me.'

1) 'Ladies and Gentlemen, I do apologise for the delay to your service. I know you're all dying to get home, unless, of course, you happen to be married to my ex-wife, in which case you'll want to cross over to the Westbound and go in the opposite direction.'

5) 'Let the passengers off the train FIRST!' (Pause ) 'Oh go on then, stuff yourselves in like sardines, see if I care - I'm going home....'

2) 'Your delay this evening is caused by the line controller suffering from E & B syndrome: not knowing his elbow from his backside. I'll let you know any further information as soon as I'm given any.' 3) 'We are now travelling through Baker Street ... As you can see, Baker Street is closed. It would have been nice if they had actually told me, so I could tell you earlier, but no, they don't think about things like that'. 4) 'Beggars are operating on this train. Please do NOT encourage these professional beg-

6) 'Please allow the doors to close. Try not to confuse this with 'Please hold the doors open.' The two are distinct and separate instructions.' 7) 'Please note that the beeping noise coming from the doors means that the doors are about to close. It does not mean throw yourself or your bags into the doors.' 8) 'We can't move off because some idiot has their hand stuck in the door.' 9) 'To the gentleman wearing the long grey coat trying to get on the second carriage -what part of 'stand clear of the doors' don't you understand?'


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Foreign Ads Actual adverts from around the world Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American campaign: Nothing sucks like an Electrolux. When Gerber started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as in the US, with the beautiful baby on the label. Later they learned that in Africa, companies routinely put pictures on the label of what's inside, since most people can't read English.

Frank Perdue's chicken slogan, "it takes a strong man to make a tender chicken" was translated into Spanish as "it takes an aroused man to make a chicken affectionate." When Parker Pen marketed a ball-point pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to have read, "it won't leak in your pocket and embarrass you". Instead, the company thought that the word "embarazar" (to impregnate) meant to embarrass, so the ad read: "It won't leak in your pocket and make you pregnant"...

An American T-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the Spanish market which promoted the Pope's visit. Instead of "I saw the Pope" (el Papa), the shirts read "I saw the potato" (la papa).

Specials: Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home, too.

In Italy, a campaign for Schweppes Tonic Water translated the name into "Schweppes Toilet Water."

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Pepsi's "Come alive with the Pepsi Generation" translated into "Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave," in Chinese.

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New Words For 2012 1) Salad Dodger - Excellent phrase for an overweight person.

pressive Mortgage. What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids or start a 'home business'.

2) Swamp-Donkey - A deeply unattractive person.

11) Sinbad - Single working girls. Single income, no boyfriend and desperate.

3) Testiculating - Waving your arms around and talking bollocks.

12) aeroplane Blonde - One who has bleached/dyed her hair but still has a 'black box'.

Great words to insult or amuse...

4) Blamestorming - Sitting round in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

13) aussie kiss - Similar to a French Kiss, but given down under.

5) Seagull Manager - A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.

14) Oh - No Second - That minuscule fraction of time in which you realise that you've just made a BIG mistake (e.g. you've hit 'reply all').

6) assmosis - The process by which people seem to absorb success and advancement by sucking up to the boss rather than working hard.

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7) Cube Farm - An office filled with cubicles.

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Valentine Facts imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.

To get you in the mood for lurrrrrve! 73 per cent of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 per cent are women. About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. About 3 per cent of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876. California produces 60 per cent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are

Cupid, another symbol of Valentines Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow and arrows because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

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Join us at Los amigos in February. Monday we have line dancing at 7pm with Rita and on Wednesday 8th and 22nd we have our quiz night starting at 9pm with prizes and free snacks. Friday nights from 9pm are karaoke and singalong with Alan and Hilary. Saturday night entertainment at 9pm in February includes the Rivermen Accoustic Duo (the 3rd time at Los Amigos) on 18th and Into the Blue on 25th February. Having a spring clean?, book now to reserve your table for our first table top sale this year which will be held in March. All live premiership football shown on a 50 inch tv screen.

russells British Store always has a great stock of favourite British products. We have a frozen food section and also stock cleaning products, toiletries and even pet food. Dont forget Valentines Day 14th February, we have plenty of chocolates in store. Each month we have special offers in store so call in to see our February offers. Lads & Dads Barber Shop Professional gents stylist and barber with 20 yrs experience. Open Mon - Sat 10am - 2.30pm with Heath & 4pm - 6.30pm with Danny Mon - Fri. Call: Heath 625 572 183 or Danny 638 401 226

Great fun, great exercise and a great way to meet new people. yo Jive is a modern Jive dance class, it is a fusion of many dance styles to modern music (although it says Jive it is not rock 'n' roll!) Why not give it a go and impress your friends on the dance floor. We have a beginners class every Tuesday, followed by a freestyle, then intermediate class and a short freestyle at the end. It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s great exercise and a great way to meet new people. Find us on Facebook under Yo Jive Torrox and keep up to date with whats going on.


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Have you been to La Taperia located just beHi, we would like to introduce you to “guido hind Lloyds bank, beside the Notary opposite Bauer S.L.”. We are a family business dediMercadona. La Taperia is probably the best cated to all types of property management. Our and most authentic Tapas Bar in Torrox run by main offices are in Torrox Costa, Centro InterTanja and Nico. They offer more than 18 tasty national Block 76, ground floor, here you will tapas with daily specials as well as delicious find our friendly team all tri-lingual speaking roast chickens. Eat in or takeaway. Open daily Spanish, English, German and French. We are from 9.30 for breakfast until 4pm Friday and estate agents, property managers and rental agents, also helpful with translation services, wills and inheritance and all types of insurances. Our dedicated rental team can offer you long and short term rentals. We are open everyday from 9.30–14.00 and 16.00–20.00 also Saturdays from 10.30–14.00. We are also contactable on our mobiles 24hrs. Come and see us, I am sure we can help you. Our motto TORROX COSTA ¨Guido Bauer once a client, always a client¨¨. REF 0989


restaurante El Pino always has plenty going on. On our specials this month we have 2 for 1 Menu (Buy two meals for only 6.95€) available Monday to Thursday lunch and dinner and Friday lunch. ‘Fish and Chips Friday’ buy two and get a free bottle of wine. Saturday is Steak night. Sunday lunches with early bird option, book your table to dine before or at 1.30pm and get a FREE BOTTLE OF WINE per two people dining on the 11€ Menu.. Choose from a selection of starters and main courses and hot and cold sweets. Live music on 3rd February with Geoff Murrell and on the 24th Old Time Musical Hall" Karaoke. Our Friday quiz is on 10th and 17th February with a different format each week! Don’t miss out on St Valentines Night, Live Music with Gasoline, 2 course Menu incl. 1/2 Bottle of Wine per person only 12.50€ but you don't have to be a couple, this is just a

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Saturday and Sunday evening meals on reservation. Saturdays choose from Gambas Pil Pil (min 2 people), 4.90€ per person (pre reservation required) or Potato Pancakes & Apple Puree 4.90€ and on Sundays Fresh Mussels (min 2 people) 4.90€ per person (pre reservation required) or Curry Wurst & Fries 4.90€ (a German speciality sausage). Closed Mondays in the winter. Why not visit them for a delicious homemade tapa or enjoy a 1.2 kilo roast chicken, chips and homemade sauce for only 8.50€. See our advert to place your order.

February offers at rebeccah Curtis get a free power plate session with every booking you make in February. Plus to make way for new stock, there are fantastic discounts on top quality cosmetics and as much as 50% off on some items. Open Monday to Friday 10am -3pm and Saturday mornings by appointment. Visit Sylvia Bowyer, a qualified practicioner since 2001 for Bowtech treatment at the Rebeccah Curtis wellness centre on Tuesdays or Fridays or at Egos in Competa on Monday and Wednesday. The Bowen Technique is a handson therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure it can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health problems and is appropriate for all ages. Bowen technique addresses the whole body holistically by restoring

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Caribe has to be the place to show your loved one just how much you care. Yes it’s Valentine day this month and what better place for a romantic evening dinner, right on the Paseo Maritomo, looking out across the beach to the sea, watching one of the spectacular sunsets that Torrox Costa is famous for sipping an Aperitif, then escorting your loved one inside for a very special evening dinner. Liliane has pulled out all the stops to make this years menu the best yet. This being a leap year we also have a special surprise gift for the ladies, Visit our website and click on the Valentines tab to find out more. Reservations can be made by email:, phone 952 530 831 or personal visit. If booking by personal visit, there is a directions page on our website and also whilst you are here why not try one of Liliane`s delicious homemade cakes, which according to Trip advisor reviewREF 1066 TORROX PARK BARGAIn - REALLy WORTH SEEInG ers are truly excellent. This super 1 bed apartment, 55M2 (incl terrace), has panoramic views to If you would like to advertise your business auer S.L. coast and mountains, large sunny alongside some of the best establishments Ground floor terrace partially covered, fully a Tel 952 532427 furnished, american kitchen, very quiet in Torrox then call 664 210 468 or email residential area, Community pool. Rates start from n 606 631 143 OnLy 79,000€ just 20 euros per month with no monthly ela 654 369 298 contracts. balance via the autonomic nervous system. Call Sylvia to find out more. Opening times at Rebeccah Curtis are Monday to Friday 10-3pm and Saturday mornings by appointment.

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Sue & Carsten offer you a warm welcome

We have Danish OPEN SANDWICHES - ENGLISH HOME MADE PIES & BAGUETTES with fillings of your choice. Try Irish Rump Steak & Mushrooms, Roast Pork or Hot Chicken and Bacon. Or Danish Meatballs or Herrings on Rye Bread. Assorted DANISH PASTRIES, Apple Tart, Carrot Cake or Homemade LEMON CHEESECAKE topped with local oranges. Music Night with “Vic Faulkner” from the band “HELLO” every Tuesday night at 9pm Wednesday 15th February - International quiz night starting at 8pm Karaoke every Friday night at 9pm

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

Tel: 952 967 734

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

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Happy Hour Sundays 12pm - 4pm (1€ bottle, 2€ pint San Miguel, 1€ glass of wine)

Mondays & Wednesdays - Zumba - 10am Parties & Functions catered for Open 11am - Late 7 days a week Call: 667 954 901 or 664 259 968 Torrox Park (bar on the goat track)

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Valentines Day - 14th February Live music with “Fred” from 7pm Enjoy a lovely evening with your wife!! Special Valentines Menu - Cream of Salmon & Broccoli soup, Roasted Lamb or Pork, Potato and Vegetable Gratin with mixed salad Great variety of desserts - 22.50€ per person Every Sunday - from 3pm Live music and German cakes! Everyday - Soup, salad, 5 different meats, rice, chips & vegetables. ‘Eat as much as you like’ including Red, White or Rosé wine All inclusive price Daytime - 10€ Evening - 12.50€ Reservations: Tel: 952 967 502 Paseo Maritimo, C/ de Salitre 906 TORROX COSTA Closed Thursdays







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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. Visit ink and Chips on C/Perez. They have all you need for your PC, such as ink cartridges and peripherals as well as laptop and printer sales. They also offer technical service 365 days a year. Dentadanes Dental Clinic offer top-quality Danish dental care at Spanish prices; a successful concept they have used since they were established in 1991. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. They speak English, Danish / Scandinavian, German, Spanish and Italian. Come and see Glenn and Carlos at the Big garage. With more than 40 years experience as mechanics speaking English & Spanish, they can repair and service all makes of vehicles. Fixed price repairs whenever possible. They specialise in Land Rovers & 4x4's and use genuine Bearmach Land Rover parts & accessories. Steel & aluminium welding from 25₏. They are easy to find, as you head down from the motorway at Nerja, turn right at the new Lidl exit, keep right & you will see them straight in front of you. Open all day Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Tel. for a quote. 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.


If you delight in quality and authenticity, why not go to Da Franco in Nerja, for real homemade Italian cuisine. A delightful little bistro awaits you which can be found on the El Zoco urbanisation near Supersol and the sports ground. Olas Sports Lounge Bar Feb 2012. Following the African Nations Cup from 22nd Jan, also running Test cricket, showing as required. Wed 1st Premier League footy followed on the 4th/5th with some big games. Sun 5th, midnight - American Superbowl. Staying open to watch USA’S biggest sporting event. All welcome, may have hot dogs and popcorn!!! Looking to add Pizza to our menu this year & will be trialing these throughout the month. Tell us your favourite toppings. 14th our 2nd Mr & Mrs Valentines Quiz after a great night last year with 17 couples we would love to make it bigger for a great night. We will have a buffet with a special love theme, will Mr & Mrs 2011 Wayne & Paula Tapping defend their crowns? Booking advisable. Sat 18th FA Cup weekend showing what is available. Sat 18th Charity Quiz with the return of Mr John Boy Holmes - quizmaster, starts around 8pm, booking advisable. England V Holland friendly, Wembley 29th, watch it with us. Keep an eye on our notice boards outside the bar for forthcoming events. Lastly we wish Liam Holmes & partner Katy the best of luck in Thailand where they are setting up home from Feb. Liam was a valued player in the Olas pool team and great friend of the bar along with Katy, they will be missed greatly & look forward to their return in June. Good Luck. If your car needs repairing, or you want to have it spray painted, visit Jonathan at artucolor for the best price and service. Artucolour is a general mechanics workshop offering car body repairs and body painting. If you would like to advertise on this Nerja feature page, boxes are just 20 euros per month Email: or call 664 210 468.

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Mediterranean fish stew with garlic toasts

Recipe Of The Month

Fish Stew ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 red chilli, finely chopped 2 tbsp tomato purĂŠe 1kg tomatoes, roughly chopped 200ml white wine 350ml fish stock 3 strips orange zest 1kg skinless halibut fillets, cut into large chunks 500g clams (almejas) 400g large raw prawns Handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped For the garlic Toasts 1 large ciabatta loaf, cut into 1cm slices 5 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, halved Method

cook for 5 minutes.

1) To make the garlic toasts, drizzle the bread with oil, then griddle or grill until golden all over. While the toasts are still hot, rub them with garlic and set aside.

9) Add the clams and prawns and cook for 5 minutes more until the fish is cooked through and the clams have opened (discard any that haven't).

2) For the stew: heat the oil in a wide, deep frying pan.

10) Sprinkle the parsley over the stew and serve with the garlic toasts.

3) Add the onion and cook over a gentle heat for 5 minutes until softened. 4) Stir through the garlic and chilli and cook for a couple of minutes more. 5) Add the tomato purĂŠe and tomatoes. Turn up the heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring until the tomatoes are pulpy. 6) Pour over the wine and cook for 10 minutes more until most of it has boiled away. 7) Add the fish stock and orange zest and heat until gently simmering. 8) Nestle the halibut chunks into the liquid and


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the progression of tumours. These images, or thermograms, of the breast were positive for 83 per cent of breast cancers, compared to 61 per cent for clinical breast examination alone and 84 per cent for mammography. Thermography, as a physiologic test, demonstrates heat patterns which are strongly indicative of breast abnormality. The test can detect subtle changes in breast temperature which indicate a variety of breast diseases and abnormalities, and once abnormal heat patterns are detected in the breast, follow-up procedures – including mammography – are necessary to rule out or properly diagnose cancer, together with a host of other breast diseases such as fibrocystic syndrome, Pagets disease, etc. By performing thermography years before conventional mammography, a selected patient population at risk can be monitored more carefully. Then, by accurately utilising mammography or ultrasound as soon as is possible to detect the actual lesion – once it has grown large enough and dense enough to be seen on mammographic film – this can increase the patient’s treatment options and ultimately improve the outcome. It is in this role that thermography provides its most practical benefit to the general public and the medical profession. It is certainly an adjunct to the appropriate usage of mammography and not a competitor. In fact, thermography has the ability to identify patients at the highest risk and actually increase the effective usage of mammographic imaging procedures. Until such time as a cure has been found for this terrible disease, progress must be made in the fields of early detection and risk evaluation, coupled with sound clinical decision-making. Thermography, with its non-radiation, non-contact and low-cost basis, has been clearly demonstrated to be a valuable and safe early risk marker of breast pathology, and an excellent case management tool for the ongoing monitoring and treatment of breast disease when used under carefully-controlled clinical protocols. Well Therm Medical Thermography and Nutritional Coaching. For a thermography screening near you, contact Janet van Dam on 618989125

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g n i z a Am cts s InseBeetle The weird world of beetles is one of the most fascinating, and yet much remains still to be discovered. While some are undoubtedly pests, other do a great deal of good in the environment. • Beetles can both hurt and help the environment. Some beetle species destroy crops or property, while others help get rid of rubbish, eat dead trees or help pollinate flowers. • With more than 300,000 different species, one out of every four animals on earth is a beetle. • Beetles are the largest order of insects in the world.

has decimated palm trees in Malaga and Almeria provinces, and is now evident all over mainland Spain and offshore islands. • 1,000 trees were lost because of palm beetles in the world-famous Elche palmeria alone. • One female palm beetle can produce 2,000 offspring in one year. • Some beetles are not considered pests. "Ladybirds" are beetles and are considered to be good luck in many cultures. • Ladybirds make a chemical that smells and tastes terrible so that birds and other predators won't eat them. Most beetles have a hard time righting themselves when turned upside down. But the click beetle (of the family Elateridae) has a special mechanism on the underside of its body that helps it spring into the air to right itself. The beetle makes a clicking sound when it does this, hence the name!

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Amazing Insects (Continued) • There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybirds worldwide, and 400 which live in North America. • The firefly belongs to the beetle family, and there are more than 2,000 species of fireflies living in the tropical and temperate regions. • The heaviest insect in the world is the Goliath beetle from Africa. A big male can weigh up to 100 grams and measure more than 4 inches long. • Beetles cannot see very well, so using communicate they pheromones, sounds or vibrations. • The metallic-coloured wing covers of some beetles are used for jewellery. • Many beetles make squeaking noises by rubbing parts of the body together or by tapping on hard surfaces. They have better hearing than beetles that do not make sounds.

• Beetles create usable soil for vegetation by eating animal waste, rotten wood, and animal carcasses. • Beetles are found on land and in fresh water, and can adapt to almost any environment. They usually just live where they eat. • Varied carpet beetles get their name from the rainbow of colour on their backs. They mostly eat carpet, wool, dead insects, furs, hides, feathers, horns, hair, silk and bones. • Most beetles only live for a year. • Fireflies and lightning bugs glow in the dark to communicate. • Beetles account for one quarter of all known species of plants and animals. There are more kinds of beetles than all plants. • Dung beetles can carry things which are 50 times their own weight. This makes them one of the strongest insect species on the planet.

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Driving Tips How to achieve good vision while driving during a heavy downpour We are not sure why it is so effective; just try this method when it rains heavily. This method was told by a Police friend who had experienced and confirmed it. It is useful...even driving at night. Most of the motorists would turn on high or fastest speed of the wipers during heavy downpour, yet the visibility in front of the windshield is still bad. In the event you face such a situation, just put on your sunglasses (any model will do) and miracles! All of a sudden, your visibility in front of your windshield is perfectly clear, as if there is no rain. Make sure you always have a pair of sunglasses in your car. You are not only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but also might save your friend's life by giving him this idea.. Try it yourself and share it with your friends!!!! Amazingly, you still see the drops on the windshield, but not the sheet of rain falling.

You can see where the rain bounces off the road. It works to eliminate the "blindness" from passing cars. Or the "kickup" if you are following a car in the rain. Another good tip: A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago. It was raining, though not excessively when her car suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence! When she explained to the Police Officer what had happened, he told her something that every driver should know - Never drive in the rain with your cruise control on. She thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain...But the Police Officer told her that if the cruise control is on, your car will begin to hydroplane when the tyres lose contact with the road and your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making you take off like an aeroplane. She told the Officer that was exactly what had occurred.

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Join us in the comfort of our beautiful Cafeteria by candle light and log fire to try our succulent A la carte menu. Monday to Friday (daytime) - Come and enjoy our 3 course ‘Menu Of The Day’ including free glass of wine per person for only 7€ Thursday Evenings - Our Paella has been rated as 'amazing'! Why not come and sample this delicious dish, freshly made when you order. Fish or Meat Paella 7€ p.p (min. 2 persons) including free glass of wine. OR Meat and Fish Paella for 9€ p.p (min. 2 persons) and a free glass of wine. It smells, looks and tastes DEVINE!! A real explosion of flavours that your taste buds will hunger for more!! Friday Evenings - If you haven't tried our Fresh Fish and Chips you are certainly missing out!! You can read our reviews on our website from very satisified customers or just ask Keidi from The Sentinella!! All fresh produce including a batter that is so crispy, light and fluffy you will feel like you’re floating on air!! SUNDAY LUNCH - If you like Traditional English Food come and see us every Sunday for a Freshly Prepared Roast Lunch that is to die for!! Choice of two

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Britain's shortest river is the Brun which runs through Burnley in Lancashire. City with the most Roll Royces per capita: Hong Kong. French speaking residents of Belgium are called Walloons. Cyprus has a map on its flag. Despite a population of over a billion, China has only about 200 family names. There is a city called Rome in every continent.

In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die. A fierce gust of wind blew 45 year old Vittorio Luise's car into a river near Naples, Italy, in 1980. He managed to break a window, climb out and swim to shore--where a tree blew over and killed him. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is killed annually painting stripes on the state's highways and roads.

Cuba is the only island in the Caribbean to have a railroad.

April is Earthquake Preparedness month. For a little added incentive, consider this- The most powerful earthquake to strike the United States occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Missouri. The quake shook more than one million square miles, and was felt as far as 1,000 miles away.

In downtown Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue dedicated to Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Every year, Mexico City sinks about 10 inches.

Buckingham Palace has over 600 rooms. 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road. All the dirt from the foundation to build the World Trade Center in NYC was dumped into the Hudson River to form the community now


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True Story Manure... An interesting fact

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Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before the invention of commercial fertilisers, so large shipments of manure were quite common.

Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening. After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the instruction ' Stow high in transit' on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, not only did it become heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas of course.. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen.

Thus evolved the term 'S.H.I.T ' , (Stow High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.

Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with

You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I!




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British Newspapers A selection of newspaper clippings... A young girl who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coast guard spokesmancommented, 'This sort of thing is all too common'. (The Times) Commenting on a complaint from a Mr. Arthur Purdey about a large gas bill, a spokesman for North West Gas said, 'We agree it was rather high for the time of year. It's possible Mr. Purdey has been charged for the gas used up during the explosion that destroyed his house.' (The Daily Telegraph) Police reveal that a woman arrested for shoplifting had a whole salami in her underwear. When asked why, she said it was because she was missing her Italian boyfriend. (The Manchester Evening News) Irish police are being handicapped in a search

for a stolen van, because they cannot issue a description. It's a Special Branch vehicle and they don't want the public to know what it looks like. (The guardian) At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed a coast guard and asked him to estimate the wind speed. He replied he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge. However, if it was any help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff. (aberdeen Evening Express) Mrs. Irene Graham of Boscombe, delighted the audience with her reminiscence of the German prisoner of war who was sent each week to do her garden. He was repatriated at the end of 1945, she recalled - 'He'd always seemed a nice friendly chap, but when the crocuses came up in the middle of our lawn in February 1946, they spelt out 'Heil Hitler.'' (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

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Funny Thoughts Some more thought provokers.... How do you get off a nonstop flight? If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors? How do you know if honesty is the best policy unless you've tried some of the others? If a mirror reverses right and left, why doesn't it reverse up and down? How do you know when you've run out of invisible ink? How much milk is there in the Milky Way? If a mime commits suicide, does he use a silencer? How do you write zero in Roman numerals? If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his Walkman?

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How does a person with a lisp pronounce that word? If a food processor slices and dices food, what does a word processor do? How does a thermos know whether a drink should be hot or cold? If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too? How many weeks are there in a light year? If a candle factory burns down, does everyone just stand around and sing "Happy Birthday?" If a fly has no wings would you call him a walk? How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings? If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet? How is it possible to run out of space?


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Nature’s Harmony Art Exhibition in Torre Del Mar This month French artist Marie R Papillon and British artist Su Derrick have teamed up to present an uplifting exhibition in Café Royal, Torre Del Mar.

queria arts and craft centre in Benamargosa where she has her studio and shop crammed with her crafts and paintings. You may look her up at This show is about giving the viewer a feeling of serenity and harmony that comes from the contemplation of nature's perfection.

French born artist Marie R Papillon studied Art in Bourges and Paris. She has recently exhibited in Dublin and Torre Del Mar's Townhall. You can take a look at her work on her website:

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With a background in fine art, Su Derrick has developed her own unique style of decorative art, taking her inspiration from the nature she sees around her. She is the owner of La Va-

You may visit the collection during all opening hours throughout February in the Café Royal at the Church end of Paseo Lario in Torre del Mar. We hope that you enjoy it.

This colourful collection on the theme is a welcome break in these times of crisis

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Headlines From 2030 Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world "Little India" formerly known as Australia.

rectness. Professor Goldman of LSPC says there is still a long way to go in the fight to stop people saying what they think.

Jersey executes last remaining Greenie.

Britain's deficit ÂŁ10 trillion and rising. Government declares return to surplus in 100 years which is 300 years ahead of time. Prime Minister Mohammed Yousuf claims increased growth through more immigration is the secret to success.

White minorities still trying to have English recognised as UK's third language. Children from two-parent heterosexual families bullied in schools for being 'different'. Tolerance urged. Gay marriages now overtake heterosexual marriages as preferred 'lifestyle' choice. Manchester schoolgirl expelled for not wearing Burqa:Being a Christian is no excuse says school. Sharia law must be enforced. Japan announces that they will no longer consume whale meat as whales are now extinct and the scientific research fleet are unemployed. UK Government has told the Japanese that grey squirrels taste like whale meat. Britain now has ten Universities of Political Cor-

Wall Street banks merge to form new super bank, Goldman Rothschild Ebeneezer Epstein Drescher (GREED): huge bonuses paid to executives to celebrate launch. Baby conceived naturally! Scientists stumped. Castro finally dies at age 112. Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking. Post Office raises price of stamps to ÂŁ18 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only. Average weight of a British male drops to 18 stone.

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Veggie Patch The New Year has seen us yield an abundance of yummy vegetables at our allotment in Mezquitilla. They all seem to have sprouted up at once and lately we seem to never return home from ‘the patch’ empty-handed. Like last year, the beetroots are delicious and succulent, although they haven’t grown as large as last year’s – although that might be a good thing as I couldn’t even fit one of them in my saucepan! This year we planted some different veggies, including celery and sugarsnap peas, both which are proving to be very tasty. We also planted carrots but they’ve grown in a rather odd way – they’re short and stumpy rather than long and thin, and we think that perhaps the soil is a little different than at our previous plot in Velez Malaga. There’s room for improvement on the tomato front too – they were a little watery for our liking and while we intended to plant cherry tomatoes, we ended up with a different kind! Now I’m off to water…

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Discover Chilches Chilches is a small village situated between Benajarafe and Rincon de la Victoria, about 12 kilometres from Malaga. There is a beach area, but the village itself is inland, just over the autovia and up in the hills. Its name comes from the Roman Cicer, because of the chickpea plantations in the area, and through a Muslim invasion, it later became known as Chilches. Chilches used to have two towers, but around 1492, after the conquest of Granada, they were divided between noblemen who fought in the battle. Amongst these were the Marquis Garci Fernández Manrique and the Count Manrique de Lara. During one of the battles in the area, the inland tower was destroyed, leaving just the coastal one which we can see today. During the 19th century, the Phylloxera plague wiped out the vineyards in the area. Up until then, Chilches had been a fishing village but after the devastation of the grapes, the economy was ruined and Chilches had to depend on the large village of Macharaviaya to support it.

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Between 1821 and 1868, Chilches had its own town hall but on August 31st 1868 it became governed by Vélez-Málaga, which it still is today along with Almayate, Benajarafe, Caleta de Vélez, Lagos, Mezquitilla, Torre del Mar, Valle-Niza, Cajiz, Trapiche and Triana. The last mayor of Chilches was Gabriel Galvez Bustamante. The church of Immaculate Conception, built in the 17th century, sits proudly in the Plaza de Constitution, next to the Deputy Mayor´s Office (La Tenecia de Alcadia) and is worth a visit. It’s difficult to park there and the streets around it are quite narrow, so it’s probably best to park further away and take a stroll up through the village. Chilches Playa is a long stretch of beach with very little on it except a small lawned area with palm trees, and a life guard’s look-out tower. There are a couple of good sea food restaurants and a kiosko for ice-cream and drinks. Most days during summer, the beach is filled with Spaniards vacationing and sitting in the shade under their gazebo tents or multi-coloured sun parasols. It’s a lively scene and the smell of fresh fish cooking lures you in from the road. For the energetic, this stretch of beach is excellent for running on the sand, or just taking a stroll with the sea lapping at your ankles!


Chilches 449,000€

Impressive, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, detached corner house, situated in one of the most sought after urbanisations on the coast, comprising front garden, steps up to covered porch, front door leading into hallway with dining room (bedroom 5) living room with fireplace, wood burner, air conditioning and feature marble staircase with decorative wooden bannisters. Ornate wooden doors leading to corridor and bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 each with ceiling fans and fitted wardrobes. Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and american style fridge freezer, back door to covered terrace, stairs to top floor comprising balcony terrace with sea views, master bedroom with dressing room/study with internet and ensuite bathroom with spa bath. To the rear of the property is a large covered terrace, purpose built barbeque, heated 8 x 4 metre swimming pool with cover, wood store, pool shower room, store room, utility room and garage used for further storage with car port leading out to side street. The whole house was re plumbed and re wired with 3 phase electricity in 2003.

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Random Jokes The inventor of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven. At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur. 'Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is, you can hang out with anyone you want to in heaven.' Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said, 'I want to hang out with God.' St. Peter took Arthur to the Throne Room and introduced him to God. God recognised Arthur and commented, 'Okay, so you were the one who invented the HarleyDavidson motorcycle? Well, what's the big deal in inventing something that's pretty unstable, makes noise and pollution and can't run without a road?' Arthur was a bit embarrassed, 'Excuse me, but aren't you the inventor of woman?' God said, 'Ah, yes.' 'Well,' said Arthur , professional to professional, you have some major design flaws in your invention ! 1. There's too much inconsistency in the frontend suspension 2. It chatters constantly at high speeds

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A troubled musician, singer/songwriter, George Michael rose to fame in the 1980s and now has a massive, worldwide following which transcends generations. His personal life has brought as many – if not more – headlines than his musical career. Profile Name: George Michael Birthday: 25th June 1963 age: 48 Sign: Cancer Birthplace: East Finchley, London Marital Status: In a relationship with celebrity hairstylist Fadi Fawaz Children: None Occupation: Musician, singer/songwriter Claim to fame: Forming the pop duo Wham! George Michael’s father, Kyriacos Panagiotou, was a Greek Cypriot restaurateur, who moved to England in the 1950s and changed his name to Jack Panos his mother, Lesley Angold, was an English dancer. His maternal grandmother was Jewish. George spent the majority of his childhood in North London, before moving to Radlett, Herts, where he attended Bushey Meads School and met Andrew Ridgeley. His involvement in the music business began with his working as a DJ, playing at clubs and local schools around Bushey, Stanmore and Watford. Together with Andrew Ridgeley, Andrew’s brother, Paul, Andrew Leaver and David Mortimer, George formed a ska band called The Executive.

He formed the pop duo Wham! in 1981 with his school friend, Andrew Ridgeley. Wham!’s first album, Fantastic, went straight to number one in the British charts and produced three top ten hits. George’s first solo single, "Careless Whisper", was released in 1984 when he was still in the duo and sold about six million copies worldwide. Wham! officially separated during the summer of 1986, after releasing a farewell single, "The Edge of Heaven" and a singles compilation, The Final, plus a sell-out concert at Wembley Stadium. His first single, released from the album “Faith” in 1987, was "I Want Your Sex," which was banned by many radio stations in the UK and the US, due to its sexually suggestive lyrics. Despite this, it reached No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and No. 3 in Britain. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, and he has since sold more than 100 million records in total. George did not openly confirm he was gay until 1998, after having been arrested for "engaging in a lewd act” in a public toilet in a park in Beverly Hills, California. In 2007, he said in a TV interview that he had kept his homosexuality secret for so long because of the effect such a statement would have on his mother. George has been convicted four times of drug offences, usually relating to cannabis. He served four weeks in prison in 2010 after an accident involving a car. He was named the most played artist on British radio between 1984–2004. In the 2011 Sunday Times ‘Rich List’ of music, George Michael retains his 25th position from the previous year with estimated assets of £90m.

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Retaining walls are technically challenging with many different factors needing to be taken into account, such as, soil type, location, positioning, design, drainage, size and wall type. Two basic fundamentals remain for all forms of retaining wall, a good solid foundation and the provision of adequate drainage. The retaining wall’s foundation needs to be able to support its weight and provide structural strength. The drainage system needs to be sufficiently robust to allow for any water to freely flow away, as the increase in weight and pressure applied to walling can become immense after rain. The weakest part of any walling is usually the foundation. If this is undermined through defects in the construction process or compromised by a lack of free flowing drainage, the result will invariably be a collapsed wall.

The standard form of wall used when looking to retain a bank is a reinforced concrete wall due to the cost and durability. A plain wall can look very industrial and soulless but can be enhanced when dressed in stone or rendered and highlighted with additional features. I frequently receive phone calls from people who have spent substantial amounts of money on retaining walls that have subsequently fallen down. This is due to insufficient experience and lack of knowledge by Builders that were recommended to them. Any wall should last the lifetime of the property and unfortunately in my experience this is seldom the case, resulting in high financial and emotional costs. The other forms of retaining wall will be covered in future articles. By visiting our website you will be able to see the many varied types of wall we are experienced in to meet the aesthetic needs and budgetary costs of this most crucial structural element of your garden. LT Construction should be your first choice when deciding on which approach to take in designing a retaining wall. Please contact LT Construction to make sure you get this most important aspect of a garden designed and built well.


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Meryl Streep portrays former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the biographical drama about not only the only woman to hold the post, but the person who held it the longest. Set in the present, from which staunchly conservative, fragile, eightysomething Thatcher, suffering from Alzheimer’s, looks back on her storied life, The Iron Lady uses flashbacks to depict Thatcher’s life from 1979 to 1990, and includes her battles with dementia and her con“OSTEOPATHY for the whole family” Clementine Duplan

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Streep’s “impersonation” is remarkable, from her look to her posture to her gestures to her distinct vocal delivery. Jim Broadbent, as the ghost of Thatcher’s late husband, Denis, turns up at critical junctures to hear her out in her confusion and to participate in imagined conversations. Thatcher’s career highlights (or lowlights, depending on your political vantage point) are touched on, but political neutrality seems to be the objective. However, we exit having learned very little about Thatcher’s political career. The scattered film lacks the continuity and context that would allow us to feel illuminated. Instead, we find ourselves merely admiring a woman who succeeded substantially as a tough-minded politician in a man’s world. Star Rating: **/*****

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What’s New? New in the Axarquia this month....

1.20€ and bottled beers just 1.50€. Give Shirley a call on: 622 421 090 or see advert on page 38

All new at ABC Nailstore in Nerja is Nemo Pedicure where a fish foot spa is only 10€ for 10 minutes or 15€ for 20 minutes. Originating from Turkey this unique pedicure and skin treatment massages your feet using Garra Rufa fish. A new pampering experience for individuals or groups that feels fantastic. So don't be shy and give it a try! Call 952 52 52 89 or see advert on page 67

Danish Hair Design by Lenette Stokholm in Torre del Mar is the hairdressers with 25 years experience. The salon is ultra modern and fitted out with a touch of class. Lenette speaks English, German, Danish & Spanish. Call: 952 540 096 or 692 103 907 or see advert on page 53

Casa de Rosa in Torrox Costa is under new management. It is a beautiful cafeteria bar in black & pink with a lovely enclosed terrace. There’s an afternoon quiz every other Wednesday. The pizzas are all homemade and baked in an authentic pizza oven. Tapas are 1€, cañas

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Trailer Trash I want to be trailer trash because: They did not cause any of the problems that our country faces today. They did not get mortgages they couldn't afford. They did not run banks to the ground with greed. They did not use investors for their personal benefit. They don't even belong to the unions that ask too much of their companies. I'm tired of paying mortgage bills, utility bills, property taxes. I want to live more simply, pack up the dogs and move into a motorhome. I don't mind being called 'trailer trash', but I wanted to get your opinion.

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We first came across Sat.Co when we answered one of their adverts.

We were shown how to connect Still and Video cameras, CCTV, computers, memory sticks, SD Cards from your camera, gaming machines, music and film hard drives.

Whilst on the telephone it was suggested that we attend one of the weekly HD Television demonstrations that they hold to introduce people to all the latest technology in the modern TV. The demonstration, held each Saturday from 2pm, lasts about an hour and we were fascinated by all the new things going on in the TV industry. It was at this demonstration we were introduced to FreeSat Plus. This gives HD TV for FREE. No card – No subscription – No contract. It will allow you to record one programme while watching another, and pause live TV. Also a wide range of TV screens were demonstrated with built in MP3 and MP4 Media Browsers, Digital decoders for other language TV and Terrestrial Digital TV.

Sat.Co is a company that has been established in Spain for more than 14 years and combines some 70 odd years experience in the communications field. The Company is legally registered and the staff qualified and able to explain all the required techniques when they install any of their full range of equipment. They also use the latest in instruments, cable technology and antennas. Once ordered, all TV’s and Satellite Systems are delivered, installed and guaranteed for a period of two years. The installers also stay and give you instruction on operation of all the remote controls until you are happy about their operation and they encourage you to call if there are any difficulties.

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The Word Queen Creating Tension In Your Writing Let’s face it, without the odd slither of tension, life would be boring. It’s the same when it comes to writing. By creating tension in your writing and raising the emotional level of the text, the reader is forced to remain interested in the story. Creating tension in your writing involves constantly raising the stakes for your character, so he/she has to work hard to get what he/she wants. Tension hooks readers and ensures they continue to turn the pages. Authors use many tricks to invoke tension in their books. Here are a few methods that you might like to try: * Time Limit. If something has a time limit it signals automatic pressure. If your character has to reach his/her goal by a certain time, mental and emotional tension are a cert. * Dialogue. Conversations between characters can elevate the tension. For example, if your protagonist wants something from the other character but doesn’t want that character to know.

* Pacing. Well written fiction ebbs and flows to match the pacing of the story. Each time your character hits a crisis point, the pacing should speed up. Once the crisis has been solved, tell the story at a gentler pace. Not long after another crisis appears, greater even than the last. The ebbs shorten as the plot quickens, finally reaching a climax. Your reader will anticipate these peaks in the tension, and as a result won’t be able to put your book down. * Sentence structure. Short sentences with active verbs signal tension. On the other hand, long, meandering sentences filled with adjectives and adverbs indicate a relaxed pace. Different genres require different kinds of tension. Tension is generally much greater in young adult novels, but in one form or another, tension must be present in all books in order for them to sell. Love & Light - The Word Queen


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Old Age Written by Regina Brett aged 90. "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column:1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Change the way you think. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. Release your children when they become adults, it's their life now. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. 16. Take a deep breath it calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Just because you believe you are right, doesn't mean you are. Keep an open mind. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. Your job is to love your children, not choose who they should love. 35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come... 43.. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield.. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift�

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Spirit Of The Elderly This letter was sent to the Kirkcaldy High School Principal's office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for pensioners. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door raffle prize and was writing to say thank you.

The other day her radio fell off the nightstand and broke into a dozen pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. She asked if she could listen to mine, and I was overjoyed to have the chance to tell her to f*** off. Thank you for that wonderful opportunity.

Dear Kirkcaldy High School,

God bless you all.

God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent Old Age Pensioners luncheon. I am 87 years old and live at the Raith home for Elderly Ladies. All of my family has passed away so I am all alone.... I want to thank you for the kindness you have shown to a forgotten old lady.

Yours sincerely,

My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio; but, she would never let me listen to it. She said it belonged to her long dead husband, and understandably, wanted to keep it safe.

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Random Jokes :) “Do you believe in life after death?” the boss asked one of his employees. “Yes, Sir.” the employee replied. “Well, then, that makes everything just fine,” the boss went on. “After you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she stopped in to see you.” ------------------------------------------------------------A young businessman had just started his own firm. He rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office. Wishing to appear the hot shot, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working. He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments. Finally he hung up and asked the visitor, “Can I help you?” The man said, “Yeah, I’ve come to activate your phone lines.” ------------------------------------------------------------On the first day of college, the Dean addressed the students, pointing out some of the rules.

“The female dormitory will be out-of-bounds for all male students, and the male dormitory to the female students. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time.” He continued, “Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $60. Being caught a third time will incur a hefty fine of $180. Are there any questions?” At this, a male student in the crowd inquired, “How much for a season pass?” ------------------------------------------------------------After being married for thirty years....a woman asked her husband to describe her. He looked at her slowly...then said, "You're A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K." She asked, "What does that mean?" He said, "Adorable, Beautiful, Cute, Delightful, Elegant, Foxy, Gorgeous, Hot." She smiled happily and said...."Oh, that's so lovely.....What about I, J, K?" He said, "I'm Just Kidding!" His eye is still swollen....but it will get better


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Love Quotes As it’s Valentines Day this month, we threw in some deep and meaningful Love Quotes to think about! If you love somebody, set them free. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were. Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never. You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her. Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it’s what you are expected to give — which is everything. Love builds bridges where there are none. Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes…just be an illusion. The definition of a beautiful woman is one who

loves me. Love is like the sun coming out of the clouds and warming your soul. Life without love is like a tree without fruit. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. A lawful kiss is never worth a stolen one. Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age. Love is being stupid together. Love is friendship set on fire. Only love let’s us see normal things in an extraordinary way. There’s always room for love; You just have to move a few things around.

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

many Country Cousins live here in Spain returning to the UK frequently or every now and then for two weeks or more assignments. If you are interested in earning between £945 - £1,200 for 15 days (one client) or £1,020 - £1,560 (two clients) by becoming a Country Cousin, please call Jennie or Barry for more information on: 625 807 504 or 952 115 305 (evenings)

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y r a i s Dater The hDat´s oanrea? W ur o Fo in y Every Monday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Bingo 8.00pm Call: 663 393 987 Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market be tween 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. 682 502 870 Every Tuesday La Vaqueria Farmers Lunch. Set menu for just 5€. Reservations 952 517 273 (See main add below) Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Bingo Quiz night with a difference. Quiz mixed with Bingo!! from 8.30pm with cash prizes. Now hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call 952544362

Every Thursday La Vaqueria Art Class. Informal and fun with professional tuition. 11am 1pm. Tel 952 517 273 (See main add below) Every Friday Chiringuito Carlos Market, 10am - 1.30pm Puente don Manuel. Every Friday La Vaqueria Ladies Dinner. From 7pm enjoy a two course vegetarian meal with great company and lively chat! Reservations 952 517 273 (See main add below) Every last Friday in the month APARIV Charity Quiz at Bar Viva in Torre del Mar. Call 952 544 362 Following on from my successful art exhibition in Taberna El Choto (running till end Apr), I am also exhibiting paintings at the Axarquia Art group exhibition in Frigiliana Jan 21st - Feb 11th at La Casa de La Cultura, 10.00 - 1.30 daily and 10 - 2.00/4.00 - 8.00 Sat & Sundays. Heather Gail Harmen’s drawing and painting classes. Vinuela every Mon and Fri and Torre del Mar every Thurs. Call 952 115 366 / 628 306 371 for details.

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Dates For The Diary (Continued) CardioDance: Learn to Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle. Dance Classes: Also includes Rumba, Sal Cha & Choreographed Routines Keep Fit Classes with or without weights.Your Heart, Your Life, Your Choice. Almeria to Estepona. Hugh Grant 606086300 The "El Valle Asociacion" Based around the Lake Vinuela & surrounding areas. Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Camping Bar on the side of Lake Vinuela (A356). The club organises events,trips and social functions. For further details and timings check the web site. Colmenar District Social Club meet on Wednesdays at the Arco de Sol in Colmenar from 12.30, all are welcome. We have quizzes quest speakers and regular trips and events. Contact Marjorie on 951 163 071 Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 Mother & Toddler Group at Torre Montessori Nursery in C/Laureano Casquero s/n Torre del Mar on Thursdays from 10.30 - 12.30pm tel: 633 637 774 Yo Jive Modern Jive Dance Classes have a great new venue in Torrox Costa. Every Tuesday 8.30pm. Modern Jive is easy, fun and a great way of meeting new people. You dont need a partner come by yourself or bring a friend. Beginners always welcome. Join us Tuesday nights at restaurante parquesol, El Morche, Torrox Costa. on the N-340 between Nerja and Torrox Costa. There is no FHT Axarquia Therapist Support Group meeting during February but meetings for the coming year are in hand and we will meet in the evenings on the last Wednesdays of March, May, September and November. We have plans in hand for the Healing Fair on Saturday April 28th at El Trapiche Restaurant, Trapiche from 11am - 6pm and will hold an event in mid summer to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Further details next month. Acoustic Roots: Saturday 4th Feb: Alberdini Restaurante, Competa. To book a table call:

952 516 294. Saturday 11th Feb: Museo del Vino, Competa. Valentine's Night Dinner. To book a table call: 952 553 314. ABC Dance Group. Learn to ballroom dance with 'Dancing Dave' (former waltz competition winner). Dancing is good exercise as well as good social fun! All welcome on Mondays 5pm to 7pm at Trapiche Restaurant, Call David 952531259 or 617863193 (Mobile) Vinuela Ecological Farmers Market Opp. the Pharmacy. 1st & 3rd Sat each month. 10.3014.30. Fresh Handmade organic produce. Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Chutney & Jams, Sweets, Tarts, Bread, Pasta & Fresh Sauces, Mustards, Olive Pate, Natural Soap, Fertilizer, etc. APARIV Animal Protection Society 17th February Quiz night to raise money for APARIV with prizes, raffles and food available at Los Morenos Restaurant in Rincon de la Victoria at 8pm. For further info call Stephen 952 514 671. February 15th Sands & C Torrox Costa 7.30pm call 952 967 734, February 24th Viva Bar Torre del Mar 8pm call 952 514 671 A.P. A.Ri.V. Association for the Protection of Animals Rincon de la Victoria. Meet Ralph. This lovely little fellow was found abandoned in the campo in theVelez Malaga area looking for food and shelter. Some Spanish children found him and asked for help as they felt he would die of starvation. A neighbor brought Ralph to one of our volunteers. No one in the village recognised Ralph and thought he had probably been left by someone on holiday. He was most likely born around January of 2011 and is a bodequero. He weighs about 6 kilos, measures 35cm in length and 38cm in height. Ralph is very friendly, affectionate and gets along well with other dogs. He would make a great companion to any family. If interested in adopting Ralph, please call Pam at 952 5141 671 or contact us at


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Mind, Body & Spirit Forever young... a mind-body perspective on ageing Ageing is an issue which concerns all of us especially with the advance of years – and is a popular subject in both the media and the world of scientific research these days. Most of us probably take for granted that as we enter the 70-80 age bracket, our bodies will inevitably begin to weaken and deteriorate, and if we are fortunate enough to escape serious illness, we can still expect a gradual decline in our physical and mental capacities. Age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s are apparently on the increase, and institutionalised care during the final years of life is becoming more and more the norm. Not surprisingly, then, ageing - and more specifically possible ways to combat it ̶ have stimulated a lot of interest and research. Back in the 1970s, travellers to a remote mountainous region of Georgia came across an isolated tribal community called the Hunza. What was remarkable about them was their life expectancy: ages of 120 years plus were quite common, whilst men were still fathering children well into their second century. This phenomenal longevity was attributed by investigators to a healthy diet, and specifically to species of wild apricot which formed a staple part of it. This was thought to contain natural compounds which arrested the “normal” ageing biochemistry. This sparked a popular craze in the UK and other western countries for eating Hunza apricots. However, apart from enjoying these extremely sweet and tasty dried fruit, I’m not sure how many people derived any significant extension of their life as a result.

Recent new evidence has emerged of a number of other regions where once again, the native inhabitants live considerably longer than the current norm. The island archipelago of Okinawa, in southern Japan, boasts the highest percentage of centenarians in the world, thought to be due to declining levels of a hormone (DHEA) produced by the islanders as they grow older. On Ikaria, a tiny Aegean island, one in three people live into their nineties, and in the Sardinian community of Ovodda, equal numbers of both men and women live into their hundreds. The scientific focus has been on possible genetic “causes” and researchers have identified a group of genes which they believe determine longevity. Not surprisingly, the hunt is on to develop drugs which will mimic the effects of these genes. However, what has been overlooked is the possible outcome of a subsequent cultural effect. All the ethno-graphic regions where extraordinary longevity is the norm are - or were until recently - isolated, nontechnological communities, largely cut off from the modern world. Not only did they retain a simple (and stress-free) life-style, they had a cultural tradition of long, healthy life. Their collective belief system, insulated from the present-day bombardment of information about cancer, auto-immune diseases, pandemics etc, has for countless generations passed on this “expectation of health and longevity” to its children. Before we join the rush to queue up for the latest (expensive) miracle anti-ageing drugs, perhaps we should pause and consider this! Please refer to my website at email: or see his advert below:



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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar: We meet every Wed between 12-2pm at the La Vega Rest. next to Mercadona supermarket in Torre Del Mar. All ages welcome, various activities held at the weekly meetings. February Events: 2nd Trip to Gibraltar, 9th Monthly Lunch at the Rib House, 20th Adrian's famous Quiz Night.Bookings taken on 663 658 354. Come and visit the award winning branch. You do not have to be a member to come to any of our events. Visit our web site at: RBL - Los Romanes Branch We are still a branch of the Royal British Legion. We meet every Tuesday from 12.00 noon until 2.00 pm. at The Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. On the first Tuesday of every month we have menu del dia at the restaurant. Please feel free to come and join us any time, you do not have to be a member. For social contact Lorraine on 952510203. For other contact Margaret on 951 167 600. Visit our web site on Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”,(Gardens of Viña Malaga/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre Del Mar. Opening hours Monday - Friday 10.00am-1.00pm and 3.00pm-6.00pm. Tel. 952 543 334 / 952 540 432, Daily Events Mon – Fri Spanish Lessons, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced. 10.00am – 12.30pm, Mon & Fri Computer Know How, come and learn. 11.00am – 1.00pm, Mon Half Orange, widows, widowers, and singles Group, Mon German Group. Coffee & Library 3.00pm – 5.00pm, Tuesday Musical Appreciation Group. Sessions are focused on a composer or period of classical music. 3.00pm – 5.00pm, Wed Art Group, improve your technique. 3.00pm – 5.00pm, Thurs Darts. 6.00pm for 6.30pm, Fri coffee morning. Refreshments, boutique, brica-brac, preserves, library, books for sale.

11.00am – 1.00pm, Keep Fit 11.30 - 12.30am. Feb Events 10th – Quiz Night, raffle, supper and drinks included. Time 6.00pm for 6.30pm tickets 5€. 16th – A Trip to Gibraltar. Coach departs 6.45am, 17th – SPECIAL ST. VALENTINE Coffee Morning from 11.00am with raffle and tapas from 12.00am to 1.30pm. 21st – SHROVE TUES, come and enjoy 2 pancakes and a drink. Time 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Tickets 3€, 22nd ASH WED. Church service at the Centre 12.45pm, 27th Film Night supper and one drink included 7.00pm for 7.30pm tickets 5€, 28th – Centre Closed. Day of Andalucia public holiday. For info & bookings Tel. 952 543 334 or 952 540 432. Come Dancing for Cudeca welcome to our Valentine dance for 2012 on February 18th at 7pm for 7.30pm meal. Best value on the costa at 10€ (meal included) Usual mix of social dancing with a couple of George's easy Scottish dances and easy sequence led by Sheila and Ray. Something for everyone, even those with two left feet. Spot prizes and the chance to wrap your arms around a loved one and dance the night away to beautiful music. For meal choices of chicken, fish or vegetarian please phone Joyce on 699 156 471 or email for more information. Donations of raffle prizes very welcome. 5.710€ raised so far for Cudeca’s Hospice. U3A El Morche is a registered organisation which runs a variety of learning groups. These currently include debating, singing, book club, petanque, quizzing, walking, photography, meditation, craft, table tennis & more. Each subject has a leader and group members share their knowledge & experiences. We have members from Rincon de la Victoria-La Heradura and inland to Periana & Competa. We meet at a variety of locations in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Would you like to know more? Can you offer knowledge and experience for an existing or new group? Visit our website for more details. We look forward to hearing from you. reel Jiggers Barn Dance, El Cruce 8 til 10.30, free entry, March 9th and April 20th. Email:

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What’s O n? Trapiche Social Club meet every Wednesday from 12 noon - 2pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, Social Activities include card games, skittles, dominoes and occasionally free bingo. Everyone is welcome to join us members and visitors. February events 1st social meeting & monthly lunch, 8th social meeting, 10th Valentines dance 60’s night with Geoff Murrell, 15th social meeting, 22nd social meeting, 29th social meeting. advance News Quiz night with Roger 23rd March and chicken & Chips supper. A Trip to Granada date to be arranged in April. Visit to Donana National Park, 3 days/2 nights on the 18th - 20th September 2012. €160 per person dinner Bed & Breakfast. The price includes entry to the Park. Cost can be paid Weekly/Monthly. Deposit when booking €10 per person. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche on Wednesdays between 12.00 & 2.00, or call our dedicated booking line 680 764 130 email Lake Vinuela Social Club We meet every Thurs from midday until approx 2.30 at the Bar Atila in Puente don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet new like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, surprise events and presentations, also a monthly lunch at various restaurants in the area. Our aim is to enjoy ourselves and to raise monies for various local and international charities and organisations. Call: 636 203 135 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 BISC - Benajarafe International Social Club We meet every Mon 2.30pm at La Esperanza Cafe/Restaurante, Benajarafe on the coast road at KM 261, we enjoy social, trips,etc for all nationalities. 8th Nov Ladies night, 1st Dec, trip to Gibraltar, 19th Dec x-mas party. Look forward to seeing you there. Call Heather for further details on 634979565. Golfnutz meet every Wednesday at Santa Clara (Otura, Granada) for golf banter, all abil-

ities welcome. Sense of humour essential. So if you need a change in 2011 then give us a call. Call 617 979 640 or caddy master on 858 702 800. Costa Animal Society February Events: 7th Charity Quiz in aid of CAS at the M T Bar, Punta Lara, Nerja. Question master Mick Stephens. Entrance 3€. Food available. Starts 8.00pm. To book, call Mick on 671 447 397 or Terry on 652 450 383. 16th CAS Quiz Night at Sabor de Amor Restaurant, Playa Burriana, Nerja. Question master Dave Jamieson. Entrance 3€. Quiz starts 9.00pm. Food available beforehand. Book direct with Sabor de Amor on 626 354 183. 27th Bingo Night at the Coach and Horses, calle Almirante Ferrándiz (Post Office street), Nerja. 8.00pm. Entrance 5€ includes supper. Please book at the CAS office (95 252 3607). TO RESERVE: Unless indicated otherwise, telephone the CAS office on 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm).


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-Torre see Nerja-Malaga times Torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English 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 Torre del Mar - Torre Del Mar - Sanysol Residencia, Sundays 10.30am. Tel 952 219 396 anglican communion. Torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at 11am, Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952

Local Police : 091 guardia : 062 Fire : 080 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). roman Catholic - Torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Evangelical - Torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: Torrox Park Community Church meet at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox park. more info: Minister J. hartsmith foy, Tel: 952 532 825 or Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Wednesday Fellowship - fortnightly 7pm. Midweek activities - Pilates - Tues midday-1pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Art group Thurs 3-5pm, Charity shop/books Fri 10-2pm, Camera club 1st Fri of month 2.30-5pm. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 Torre del Mar Evangelical Church (Part of the Spanish Evangelical Church in partnership with Presbyterian Church Ireland) Sunday service in English 11.30am. Picasso Room Hotel Torremar off Paseo Larios Torre del Mar Minister Rev. J. Hartsmith Foy Telephone 952 532 825 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. Taxis Torre: 952 540 016, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa Tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria & Algarrobo Costa Thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral Saturdays: Caleta de Velez , Competa & Benajarafe Sundays: Malaga Consulates Uk Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2º- Malaga 952 352 300 ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nº15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Palma de Mallorca, 57 Edif. Castillo San Louis, bajo 29620 Torremolinos 952 380 888 germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 Sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197 Telefonica



airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804 airlines Shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. water Supplies Velez Malaga: 952 506 450 Nerja: 952 520 154 Malaga: 952 135 013 railway Stations Malaga: 952 360 202 granada: 958 271 272 Town halls Torre and Velez: 952 500 100 Torrox: 952 538 200 Nerja: 952 548 400 Competa: 952 516 006 rincon: 952 402 300 Malaga: 952 135 000 hospitals Nerja ambulatorio: 952 523 131 Velez Malaga: 951 067 000 iTV Call: 902 575 757 or 952 551 084 - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am - 12.45pm


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) : a h a h s e k o J They met at the singles club meeting and discovered over time that they enjoyed each other's company. After several weeks of meeting for coffee, Claude asked Maude out for dinner and much to his delight, she accepted. They had a lovely evening. They dined at the most romantic restaurant in town. Despite his age, they ended at his place for an after-dinner drink. Things continued along a natural course and age being no inhibitor, Maude soon joined Claude for a most enjoyable roll in the hay. As they were basking in the glow of the magic moments they'd shared, each was lost for a time in their own thoughts..... Claude was thinking: 'If I'd known she was still a virgin, I'd have been gentler.' Maude was thinking: 'If I'd known he could still do it, I'd have taken my tights off.' ------------------------------------------------------------The wife asked me what I was doing on the computer last night. I told her I was looking for cheap flights. "I love you!" she said, and then she got all excited, she quickly undressed and we had the most amazing sex ever.... Which is odd because she's never shown an interest in darts before? ------------------------------------------------------------A mother was working in the kitchen, listening to her five-year-old son playing with his new electric train set in the living room. She heard the train stop and her son saying, 'All of you b******* who want off, get off now, 'cos we're in a hurry! And all of you b******* who are getting on, get on now, 'cos we're going down the tracks'. The horrified mother went in and told her son, 'We don't use that kind of language in this house. Now I want you to go to your room and stay there for TWO HOURS. When you come out, you may play with your train, but I want you to use nice language.' Two hours later, the son came out of the bedroom and resumed playing with his train. Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son say, 'All passengers who are disembarking the

train, please remember to take all of your belongings with you. We thank you for travelling with us today and hope your trip was a pleasant one.' She hears the little boy continue, 'For those of you just boarding, we ask you to stow all of your hand luggage under your seat. Remember, there is no smoking on the train. We hope you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us today.' As the mother began to smile, the child added.......... 'For those of you who are pissed off about the TWO HOUR delay, please see the fat controller in the kitchen. ------------------------------------------------------------A farmer went out one day and bought a brand new stud rooster for his chicken coop. The new rooster struts over to the old rooster and says, 'OK old fart, time for you to retire.' The old rooster replies, 'Come on, surely you cannot handle ALL of these chickens. Look what it has done to me. Can't you just let me have the two old hens over in the corner?' The young rooster says, 'Beat it: You are washed up and I am taking over.' The old rooster says, 'I tell you what, young stud. I will race you around the farmhouse. Whoever wins gets the exclusive domain over the entire chicken coop.' The young rooster laughs. 'You know you don't stand a chance, old man. So, just to be fair, I will give you a head start'. The old rooster takes off running. About 15 seconds later the young rooster takes off running after him. They round the front porch of the farmhouse and the young rooster has closed the gap. He is only about 5 feet behind the old rooster and gaining fast the farmer, meanwhile, is sitting in his usual spot on the front porch when he sees the roosters running by. The Old Rooster is squalking and running as hard as he can. The Farmer grabs his shotgun and - BOOM - he blows the young rooster to bits. The farmer sadly shakes his head and says, 'Dammit.....third gay rooster I bought this month.'

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Jokes h a h a :) Stevie Wonder is playing his 1st gig in China and the giant auditorium is packed to the roof with excited fans. In a bid to break the ice with the huge audience, he asks if anyone has a request. One chap jumps out of his seat in the 1st row and shouts at the top of his voice: "Play a jazz chord! Play a jazz chord!" Amazed that this guy knows about the jazz influences in Stevie's career, the blind impresario starts to play an E minor scale and then swings into a difficult jazz melody for about 10 minutes. When he finishes the whole place goes absolutely wild with excitement! But, the same chap jumps out of his seat again and shouts: "No, no, play a jazz chord; play a jazz chord!" A bit cheesed off by this, Stevie, being the professional he is, dives straight in to a jazz improvisation with his band around the B flat minor chord and really tears the place apart. The crowd goes completely ballistic with this impromptu show of Stevie’s musical expertise! But, still the little Chinese guy jumps up again and shouts "No, no. Play a jazz chord; play a jazz chord!" Stevie is getting really p****** off now that this chap doesn't seem to appreciate his playing ability and shouts to him from the stage: "Okay, smart arse, you get up here and do it!" The little bloke climbs onto the stage, grabs hold of the mike and starts to sing............ “A jazz chord to say, I ruv you......” ------------------------------------------------------------One day in the future, George Bush has a heart-attack and dies. He immediately goes to hell, where the devil is waiting for him. "I don't know what to do here," says the devil. "You are on my list, but I have no room for you. You definitely have to stay here, so I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I've got a couple of folks here who weren't quite as bad as you. I'll let one of them go, but you have to take their place. I'll even let YOU decide who leaves." George thought that sounded pretty good, so the devil opened the door to the first room. In it was Ted Kennedy and a large pool of water. Ted kept diving in, and surfacing, emptyhanded. Over, and over, and over he dived in and surfaced with nothing. Such was his fate

in hell. "No," George said. "I don't think so. I'm not a good swimmer, and I don't think I could do that all day long." The devil led him to the door of the next room. In it was Al Gore with a sledge-hammer and a room full of rocks. All he did was swing that hammer, time after time after time. "No, this is no good; I've got this problem with my shoulder. I would be in constant agony if all I could do was break rocks all day," commented George. The devil opened a third door. Through it, George saw Bill Clinton, lying on the bed, his arms tied over his head, and his legs restrained in a spread-eagle pose. Bent over him was Monica Lewinsky, doing what she does best. George looked at this in shocked disbelief, and finally said, "Yeah man, I can handle this." The devil smiled and said... "OK, Monica, you're free to go." ------------------------------------------------------------We were dressed and ready to go out for the New Year's Eve Party. We turned on a night light, turned the answering machine on, covered our pet parakeet and put the cat in the backyard. We phoned the local cab company and requested a taxi. The taxi arrived and we opened the front door to leave the house. As we walked out the door, the cat we had put out in the yard scoots back into the house. We didn't want the cat shut in the house because she always tries to eat the bird so my wife went on out to the taxi, while I went back inside to get the cat. The cat runs upstairs, with me in hot pursuit. Waiting in the cab, my wife doesn't want the driver to know that the house will be empty for the night, so she explains to the taxi driver that I will be out soon, 'He's just going upstairs to say Goodbye to my mother.' I get into the cab. 'Sorry I took so long,' I said, as we drove away, 'that stupid bitch was hiding under the bed. I had to poke her arse with a coat hanger to get her to come out! She tried to take off, so I grabbed her by the neck. Then, I had to wrap her in a blanket to keep her from scratching me. But it worked! I hauled her fat arse downstairs and threw her out into the back yard! I just hope that she doesn’t s*** in the vegetable garden again!'


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s e g a P Puzzle Get Quizical

Hey Diddle Riddle

1. YY U R YY U B I C U R YY 4 me. What does this mean?

1. Whose palace is called the Potola? 2. Which metal would one find in a stannery? 3. What type of food is fadge? 4. What is the capital of Bahrain? 5. How was Albert de Salvo known? 6. Which sport is governed by the ICF? 7. On Heard island, what is Big Ben? 8. Which is the fastest swimming bird? 9. The 6 inert gases are known by what name? 10. Who did John Rolfe marry in 1614? 11. The 1996 film the Cup was about which sport?

2. A bus driver was heading down a street in Malaga. He went right past a stop sign without stopping, he turned left where there was a "no left turn" sign and he went the wrong way on a one-way street. Then he went on the left side of the road past a police car. Still - he didn't break any traffic laws. Why not? 3. A man worked at a high security institution. He tried to log into his computer, and the computer denied the password. He then remembered that the passwords to the computers were reset every month for security reasons. He called his boss for his new password. The man said, "Boss, my old password is out of date." The boss said, "Yes, it is. The new password is different, but if you listen closely you will be able to figure out the new one. Your new password has the same amount of letters as the old one, and four of the letters are the same." The man then logged into his computer with no trouble. What was the new password? What was the old one?

12. Which acid was known as Aqua Fortis? Answers on page 109

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Puzzle P ages

Crossword across


1 Sash round waist (10)

1 Timepiece (5)

7 Minimum height for low flying (7)

2 Flying insect (4)

8 Female animal (5)

3 Send to another country (6)

10 Create (4)

4 Fledgeling (4,4)

11 Likely (8)

5 in no way — far from it (3,1,3)

13 Suborn (people) — tamper with (horses) (6)

6 walker — concert goer (10)

15 Cruel and unfeeling (6)

9 without paying attention (10)

17 Payment to shareholders (8)

12 Blunt instrument (8)

18 Piece of music (4)

14 Temporary camp (7)

21 Excite (5)

16 Name of English girl or italian boy (6)

22 ruth, crime writer (7)

19 Newspapers — cupboard (5)

23 Disgraceful (10))

20 Destroy — nullify (4)


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s n g i S r Sta Mystic Mag paints the bigger picture for February, 2012… Capricorn – Don’t try to second guess a colleague or friend. Instead let the situation come to light and you will reveal the true reason for their out of character behaviour. Lucky sign – A shining star aquarius – Neptune is passing retrograde with Jupiter opening up a wealth of opportunities for you Aquarians. Be alert and don’t let them slip past you, or you will have to wait until 2040 for the same chances. Lucky sign – A giant leap Pisces – Who said life was easy? Whoever did was lying! Lucky sign – God aries – Keep a close eye on the weather forecast as that walking expedition you had in mind might be better at another time. If the skies are grey and the heavens open, you’d be better off indoors. Lucky sign – A golfing umbrella Taurus – You have failed to keep any of your New Years Resolutions, which is a mighty great shame. Make some new ones and stick to them this time. Lucky sign – A bag of oranges gemini – It never rains, but it pours and that is what is going to happen in your world throughout February, I regret to say. Remember though, that every cloud has a silver lining. Lucky sign – Reverse

Cancer – Money worries rear their ugly head and they seem to be escalating into a full scale crisis. Try to replace these negative thoughts with more positive ones and watch the results in awe. Lucky sign – Sense Leo – Pull up the binds and let in the light to shine your life in the right direction. If you stay in feeling sorry for yourself, this will only add fuel to the fire. Lucky sign – A long stick Virgo – You have been contemplating buying a new pet to keep you company. Your best bet is a dog, the sausage variety. Lucky sign – Chips Libra – Parties galore are in store for you Librans this Feb. Could be the perfect opportunity to meet your Mr or Mrs Right and celebrate Valentines Day with a fresh love. Lucky sign – A full glass Scorpio – You are all set for that big move and you are looking forward to the success that lies ahead. Go for it! Lucky sign – A business partnership Sagittarius – A holiday would be a good move for you Sags as soon as humanely possible. You could really do with one in an unusual and exotic location. Lucky sign – A pile of bricks And if it is your Birthday this month.... Did you know you share a birthday with at least nine million other people in the world?

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get Quizical answers 1. Dalai lama, 2. Tin, 3. Potato bread, 4. Manama, 5. Boston Strangler, 6. Curling, 7. Volcano, 8. Penguin, 9. Noble gases, 10. Pocahontas, 11. Golf, 12. Nitric Acid. riddle Diddle answers 1. Too wise you are, too wise you be. I see you are too wise for me, 2. Because he was walking, 3. The man's old password was "out of date." His new password was "different."

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Front-line apartment for long-term rent in Algarrobo Costa. 1 bed, fully furnished sea views, communal pool & tennis courts.

350€ per month

Call: 639 12 07 07 beds, 1 bath, kitchen, porch, parking & barbeque. For Sale 76,000€ Call: 627 625 624 SaLE Or rENT Or rENT TO BUy OPTiON Apartment in Mezquitilla front line to beach, ground floor with patio, kitchen, large lounge, 2 beds, 2 baths just a short walk from the beach. For Sale - 145,000€ For Rent - 400€ per month. Call: 627 625 624 aParTMENT iN BaViEra gOLF, south facing, master bedroom with dressing room and terrace, 2 further bedrooms, independent terrace, large dining/kitchen, garage and communal pool, near the beach and golf course. 5 mins to Torre del Mar. Sale - 180,000€ Call: 627 625 624 Email:

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hOUSE FOr SaLE in Velez Malaga.137sq. 69sq of open plan lounge diner and kitchen. 2 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (one en suite bathroom). Each bedroom has a terrace. Roof terrace with views of Velez. Air con and log burner. Street parking. 5 mins from townhall. 179.000€ Call 615 266 712. BraND NEw LargE 4 BEDrOOM, TOwNhOUSE 3 bathroom, with garden and garage for sale or rent in Riogordo. €195,000 to buy €550 PCM to rent. More details and photos Tel: 676 851 135 email

Wanted Properties/Land waNTED iN NErJa 1/2 bed apartment to rent. English TV a must! For 2 monthly periods throughout the year. E-mail waNTED FOr rENT: house or ground floor apartment with garden, reliable Internet, woodburner, max 10 mins. from coast, for 3 months (Dec. 2012 - Feb. 2013), for 2 people, up to 700€ per month. We are in Spain now, so would like to view house now. Email waNTED 4 BED ViLLa, long term rent, Lake Vinuela area. Tel: 657 247 647


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SECOND haND aMEriCaN hOT TUB for sale, 5 seater, excellent condition, with instructions, installed but never used. 2,500€ o.n.o. Call: 952 550 323 / 616 119 007 Transportation can be arranged at extra cost.

i wiLL COLLECT FrEE of charge all your used clothing, bric-a-brac, pots and pans, books, toys, CD´s garden pots, tools, pieces of furniture or anything else you are throwing out whilst you are cleaning. Call me on Tel:- 658 72 92 74 Jacqui

MiNi FiTNESS PEDaL/TraiNEr MaChiNE for use on floor for leg muscles and table top to exercise arm muscles. As new, still with the box. Was 29.99€, now 15€. Call: 655 542 064

waNTED CaSSETTE TaPE PLayEr. Must be in good working order. Tel: 952 030 807

SiNgLE ELECTriCaLy OPEraTED BED with top quality memory foam mattress. Used 3 times, as new 600€. Los Romanes area would consider selling base separately. Call: 655 542 064

waNTED TOOLS aND garDEN MaChiNEry for spares or repair. Chainsaws, Strimmers, Generators, Lawn mowers, etc. Anything considered 618 640 086 Email:

ONE CENTraL hEaTiNg TOwEL raiL raDiaTOr. New - unused. Measures 1.10m x 50cms wide. 30€. LOFT haTCh TraP DOOr. New - unused. Measures 65cms x 55cms. LargE STihL TS400 petrol disc cutter, with dust suppression kit fitted. In good working order. Diamond blade included. 250€ Tel: 952 030 807


BUNk BEDS wiTh MaTrESSES, very good condition 75€, POwakaDDy ELECTriC gOLF TrOLLEyS from 79€, LaDiES gOLF waTErPrOOF SUiT, also Mens/Ladies waterproof trousers, PiNg NEw from 15€ a pair. Oki COMMErCiaL DESkTOP PriNTEr with manuals in disc form 29€ Ring: 662 260 449 For sale: Used pedicure chair - stool and spa included. Was 250€ now only 99€ o.n.o. Interested? Please contact Jennie at the abc nailstore Nerja: 952 525 289

CarErS rEQUirED for lady with MS. Must be over 5,5”, fit and energetic with full driving licence. Please call Sarah 952 967 114 Torrox Costa waNTED - An autonomous beautician experienced in providing the following treatments: waxing, facials, eye lash enhancements, eyebrow tinting, head/body massage, spray tan, bridal make-up, male grooming. A great deal awaits the right person! If you would like to know more please ring the abc nailstore, Nerja: 952 525 289. MariCh’ Language School is looking for a nice & experienced ENGLISH NATIVE SPEAKER TEACHER to teach English to adults/juniors ca. 8 hrs monthly. Info: Azucena 633-78-06-87

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

wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wreformers Terence Mitchell - Renovations & Refurbishments. Professional builders with over 20 years experience. Tiling, painting, plumbing, electricity. Free advice, no obligations. Tel: 664 459 868. wJohn housby, Building, Plastering, Tiling & Painting. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414. Email: wr&D Construction and Maintenance Services, with over 30 years experience, English plastering, reforms, plumbing, electrics, walls, tiling and painting, all aspects of building work, property maintenance and management. Call Robert 619 232 025 or David 622 379 413 email, wLT Construction - is a building company based in the Velez Malaga area. We specialise in all aspects of design, building license application and construction, we have over 14 years of expertise in creating individual building solutions for our clients. Our local knowledge of the land and its soil types - and how best to deal with the challenges posed by them - means that we are the best-suited company to advise you on your building requirements. Call Lee Talbot on 659324586

AIR CONDITIONING w For air Conditioning call Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar w For reliable and honest servicing, Repairs, Re-Gas and Installations of A/C & Pool Heating at competitive rates by a qualified Technician. Call “Polarair “ Tel: Susie or Peter on 655211192 / 658418093

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

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

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


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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

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



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

wregistered Chiropodist/Nurse of 20 years. New in Velez Malaga. Offers the following services:- Foot and hand care (diabetic, veruccas, fungus nails, ingrown toenails). Also home visits. Post hospital aftercare including physio. Call Teresa: 695 243 238 wPhilippe Druart D.C., grad. from AECC (GB) and USA, 30 years exp., opens a chiropractic clinic in Frigiliana, C/ Blas Infante, 2 bajo. Consultations: Monday from 16.30 to 20.30, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 to 14.00 and by appointment. Tel. 951 708 672 & 678 691 387. Email:



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

wDone & Dusted, for all your cleaning requirements, for your home, holiday rentals, cleaning during your holiday stay, pool cleans, general maintenance, repairs and gardening. Competitive rates. Call Juliet 692 437 039 Deb 622 863 255 Dave 622 379 413 or Rob 619 232 025 Email: wFiona’s Cleaning Services. Spring Cleans, Regular House Cleans, Holiday Rental Cleans, And End Of Lease Cleans. We Love The Jobs You Hate! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! Phone: 687 285 275 Email:

wCar hire, Lowest rates in Southern Spain. UK Company.

CAR PARTS wMalaga Car Parts,for the best value car parts in Southern Spain, Torrox Costa 952 530 531


CARERS wNerja Nurses, Professional Nurses, Reliable - Affordable - Local Quality Care. NHS Qualified & Trained - 25 years experience in ALL types of care. Tel: 628 793 413 or 952 030 713 email:

CARPENTERS wandrew rodgers 20 years experience in kitchens, wardrobes, shelving, aluminium door & windows. Call the Window Doctor for any window problem. Roller shutter blinds, mosquito blinds, security locks, repairs and renewals reasonable rates, Tel: 660 597 894 email: wCarpenter 35 years experience. All types of woodwork considered from bespoke windows to fitted wardrobes doors to staircases. City & Guilds 10 years in Spain. For more information and a no obligatory quote call Martin: 618 295 009

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

COMPUTERS All computer problems solved. Torrox/Nerja and surrounding areas. Free Advice. No Fix No Fee. Hardware, Software and Website solutions. PC service - only 50â‚Ź. Call Rab on: 952 967 124 or 645 236 259. wComputer help.Troubleshooting & Repairs. New PCs supplied with Windows in English. WiFi installations. Reasonable rates. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. Patient & professional. Call David on 952 54 96 07 or 654 899 976. Business Directory Prices 12 months - 60 euros 6 months - 40 euros 3 months - 30 euros Call: 664 210 468

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Business Listing DAMP CONTROL wProfessional control of all rising and penetrating dampness in your home, including leaking terraces etc. Long term solutions and cures for any damp problem at affordable prices, please ring: 666 991 041 for further advice and free survey without obligation.

DENTISTRY wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148. wDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at Spanish prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German, Spanish and Italian. Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 105pm

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

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

DRESSMAKER wDressmaker/Seamstress, with over 20 years experience. High quality, reliable service for alterations, soft furnishings and dressmaking. Call Elaine on 629 610 919. Located Puente Don Manuel/Periana area. Very reasonable rates. No job too small.

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician. For all your electrical needs and problems. Fault find ing/Lighting and Power/Electric gates and Inter coms/Pool and water Pumps, Rewires/Upgrades. Over 40 years exp. Tel Stefan 610 048 919 elec wElectrician - Lakeside Property Services, 24

hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357 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:

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

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

FASHION Wholesalers, manufacturers & designers of premier British fashion labels. Tel: 966 191 560 / Mob: 676 059 997 email: wLargest range of furniture on the Costas. Guaranteed lowest prices. Quality furniture from the UK.

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

GARDENING SERVICES wred Palm Beetles, Wasps, Ants, Woodlice, Mice, Rats and all pests. Processionary Moths. Call us for treatment and disposal of these garden problems. Tel: 657 165 373


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wPool and garden maintenance. Good rates Call Keith 952 554 514 / 674 526 968 wStrimming & Spraying - Major cutting back or simple pruning, fertilizing and feeding, land clearance, weed killer and pest spraying, general maintenance. Call Darren on 622 234 746

walcaucín horse riding, Lessons, trekking kids club on Sat 10am start. Ring Charlotte for more info. 620 609 374. Website:

GREETINGS CARDS wTarjetas. Rosemary George. For all occasions, English & Spanish. Organic, Handmade & much more Supplying to shops, bars, clubs & individuals. Telephone: 617 979 640 Email:

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



wSusanna's Mobile hairdressing Services. National Beauty Institute (UK) trained. Please telephone 693 384 270 or 0044 844 3089078

wriosat:SL, High speed internet and telephone services for home, business, offices, hotels, bars and restaurants etc. SDSL & ADSL packages available. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web: http// wBroadband - 951 239 888 Avenida Torrox 1, Competa (near Eloys bar).

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

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



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

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


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

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



whome help Solutions Mature Spanishspeaking English woman provides services for all household chores. Also interpreting for medical appointments, etc. References available. 951 167 643 or 608 969 625

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

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

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

LOCKSMITHS wLocksmith - All types of locks supplied and fitted. Also Rejas supplied & fitted to your requirments. Call Sid on 658 347463 for a quick & reliable service

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


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

MEDICAL CENTRES wDr. Bernadette Veeger General Medicine 952 532 065, 617 913 196. Consultations by appointment and house visits. English, EspaĂąol, Deutsch, Francais, Nederlands. Centro Mar y Salud, Paseo MarĂ­timo, El Morche/Torrox Costa,

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

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

NURSERIES wguarderia/Nursery Torre Montessori, an English nursery with Spanish as second language. High adult/child ratios. Open Monday to Friday. Full and Part Time places available. Address: Calle Laureano Casquero s/n Torre del Mar. TL: 633 637 774 Email:

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


wreforms, Kitchens and bathrooms to new windows and doors, electrical installation with bulletins, ICP, anti-surge to fault finding, air con and stair lifts. Call: 609 931 224

wOsteopathy for the whole family. Gentle and specific treatment of the whole body, also for children and pregnant mums. Member of the General Osteopathic Council and the Spanish Osteopathic register. Call: 622 078 432 or email:



wMr Clutter Wants your Goods, House and

wPainting, Decorating and General Property Maintenance Tel: 630 842 978


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

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

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

PLASTERERS wEnglish Plasterer - good rates. Call Nigel 620 256 092

PLUMBERS wStockton Plastering and Damp Services Time served plasterer 30 years experience in all aspects of plastering and damp proofing. Insurance approved and fully legal. Call 648 243 656 for a no obligation quotation or visit wJohn Folland Plumbing & heating: All jobs from a dripping tap to fully fitted kitchens/bathrooms. No call out charge. Tel John: 622 050 803 or 622 180 606 wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares. wSur integral Plumbing and Electrical Services Domestic & Commercial plumbing & electrical Call: 666 715 215

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

PROPERTY & POOL CARE wExperienced, professional and reliable all year service. Caring for your Property, Pool and People. References available on request. Call Ron: 637 995 088, wOne Stop Solutions, Pool & property maintenance & repair, building work, decorating,

holiday lettings, cleaning, interpreting, house / pet sitting. Phone Gill on 608969625 for quote. wPool cleaning paying to much!! We charge 12.50€ per week. Guaranteed service. Call or e-mail Tez 634 400 716 wUnhappy with your pool service? It doesn’t have to be that way for just 12.50€ a week we guarantee our services will put the sparkle back in your pool!! Call or e-mail Tez 634 400 716

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

PROPERTY SALES Buy - Sell - Rent - Exchange Phone: 952 516 494 or 609 179 550

REMOVALS w2Js removals Ltd, House Clearances, UKSpain-UK, Local and International removals, Reliable service, free quotes, no job too small. Fully insured. Call: June or John 649 662 012 / 618 846 868 Email: wUk-Spain-Uk removals. Complete van loads or just 1 item. We are in the UK every 2 weeks. Pay for just 1 way. Nerja Sofas 608091660 or 951247240 wC&D removals, Local and International, 2 men, 1 van, 20€ p/hr. Call: 622 222 361 wMan with a Van, 7.5 tonne capacity, Ikea collections and fitting long and short haul, also roofing and decorating services. Call Steve 633 337 619 email

RESTAURANTS wTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar ) Avda. Anadalucia, Blq. Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, C/Timon. Tel: 952 547 798 wTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 or 667 934 731 wTaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra Vacional - 340 next to Post Office. 952 534 972 / 634 051 635

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Business Listing RESTAURANTS (Continued) wrestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831 wLight of india Torrox’s original Indian restaurant Tel: 951 239 670 / 677 334 721

SATELLITE T.V. wTotal Satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wSky Shop Torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wSat. Co. Freesat HD & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call TOM 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm

SECURITY PErFECT aLarM S.L., Caleta de Velez. High quality security systems, like video surveillance, alarm systems, fence protection, 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

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

SOLAR wSolar Solutions, Sales & Servicing. We cover solar hot water, solar electricity (PV), Solar (PV) windmills, Solar pool heating and Pellet central heating systems. For more info visiti Trapiche market every Tuesday or call Andrew 660 597 894 - Spanish and English spoken. Email:

SOLICITORS wC&D Solicitors Specialists in Real Estate, Civil and Tax Law. Tel: 952 532 582 or wDel Prado & Partners, specialists in many areas of Spanish Law. Call: 952 52 72 74 / 952

52 17 47

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

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

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

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

Advertise your business in our very popular Business Directory from just 5 euros per month. 12 months - 60 euros 6 months - 40 euros 3 months - 30 euros Call: 664 210 468 Email:

“The Cool Dude”

The coolest man on the Costa!!! Doing his utmost to keep you cool and warm

“The Cool H OT Dude” Hotties are the leading microwave heated hot water bottle. Safe and easy to use, Hotties are ultra convenient to use, with only a couple of minutes heating in the microwave, whilst staying warm for hours


Instant Hand Warmers

Just open the packet, expose to air and have lovely warm heat for up to 20 hours! Just 1€ each ‘The Cool Dude’ can be seen at the following Markets: Trapiche on Tuesdays & Puente don Manuel on Fridays Alternatively call: 664 689 138 or email: FREE delivery in the Axarquia region

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

arenas - ref.: 2809

This luxurious country house (150m2) is located in the mountains of Vélez-Málaga, only 6km from the coast and offering beautiful views of the sea and the mountains. There is easy access to the finca and the road is in perfect condition. The 2,500m2 large plot is beautifully nestled inland of these mountains and has panoramic views, which can be enjoyed from the several terraces. The main terrace is large and partially covered at the front of the house and with south orientation. The complete high quality and technically equipped house has 3 bedrooms – with dressing room and 2 baths. Light pine doors and frames, effective through-arches and rustic style floor tiles and sanitary facilities, an open fire place and floor heating provide a comfortable living environment. The property also offers Internet, SAT-TV, an alarm system with video surveillance, security windows and doors and the hot water by solar panels. On the plot there is also a 9m2 shed and it’s own well

Price: reduced by 47,500€ to 241,500€


ANGUS Argentina MRS. Rump steak 200 gr. MR. Rump steak 300 gr. The Queen 400 gr. The King 500 gr. Tenderloin MRS. Filet steak 180 gr. MR. Filet steak 250 gr. The Queen 330 gr. The King 400 gr. Pork Fillet MRS. Pork 180 gr. MR. Pork 250 gr.

12.90 € 16.90 € 21.90 € 25.90 € 15.90 € 19.90 € 23.90 € 27.90 € 11.90 € 19.90 €

Sword fish with King Prawns 12.90 €

Paseo de Larios, 38 (on corner at beach end) Torre del Mar Tel: 952 541 343 / 606 852 412

King Prawns 11.90 € All dishes are served with salad and fries. 1€ extra -Baked Potato Pepper, Roquefort or Red-wine Sauce

FP0802 A detached 150m country property with 9m x4m pool, 2,000m2 plot, easy access, walking distance of the village and marvellous views. Two bedrooms with easy conversion of the integral garage to a third ALMACHAR




FP0815 A bright and airy, 78m2 two bedroom apartment in the centre of the town, only 100 metres to the beach with westerly aspect and sea view

rEDUCED TO 97,000€ TOrrE OFFiCE Calle Playa Marina, 2D Torre del Mar. 29740 Tel: 952 54 71 31 Mob: 606 087 362 NErJa OFFiCE Calle El Barrio, 11 Nerja. 29780 Tel: 952 52 41 40 Mob: 637 278 306

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