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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 114

February 14

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New 3 Bed 2 Bath Semi-detached House, (180m² built) lounge/diner, kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, 1 en-suite plus 1 family bathroom, pre installed for A/C, 30m² terrace, 2 underground parking places, several communal pools plus paddle courts. Can be rented furnished or unfurnished

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My husband and I have recently returned from Hawaii, where we celebrated our honeymoon with a ten day trip on the magical island of Maui. As soon as the plane jetted over the pristine beaches, preparing to land, my heart fluttered in my chest. Yes, this was my idea of Heaven on Earth! We spent the first five days in a place called Kapalua, staying in a gorgeous hotel complete with hammocks, a private beach, spectacular sea views, and the best pina coladas in town! We were gratefully glowing to be upgraded to a suite, thanks to a kind receptionist. Kapalua was a short drive away from another town called La Haina, a bustling tourist hub with a giant banyan tree, home to a chorus of chirping birds, and the place where popular self-help author Wayne Dyer lives. While visiting, we also tried some of the local delicacy of banana bread – boy it was good! After our five days spent relaxing in Kapalua, we headed to Hana on the famous ‘Road to Hana’ where there are countless spots of interest to stop off and marvel at. One of these places was the famous Waimoku Falls at Haleakala National Park – a massive waterfall tumbling down the rocks from above, and a spectacular sight. To get there we had to hike through a rather muddy bamboo forest, over bridges, through streams, and past other smaller waterfalls. For me, Hana was a little slice of deliciousness that once tasted, one wants to sample again and again. It’s a quiet and tranquil place where you are literally forced to relax and switch off from the stressful thoughts of everyday life. A typical day consists of sitting around the pool, sipping cocktails, a slow stroll to the local shop for banana bread, and an afternoon nap on the golden sandy beach.

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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)

After another five days there, we didn’t want to leave, entrapped by the beauty of this lush, tropical island of Maui. Since we got back to Idaho, I’ve put it out there to the Universe that


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I’d like us to live in Maui (or another one of Hawaii’s islands) for at least part of the year, so we will see what happens... Another amazing thing about Hawaii is the language – it’s very interesting and also a little strange. I learned that ‘Keiki’ means children or child-like. That might explain why my name is just one letter out! I hope the New Year is off to a fruitful start for you all… In news of The Sentinella, our new website is now online. For those who advertise in our business directory at the back of the magazine (The Sentinella Paginas) – you’ll also receive a free online advert on our online directory. Now, how’s that for a bargain – your advert in print AND online for just €60 for one whole year!

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Countries of the World..........................Page 8 Film Review..........................................Page 24 Find the Boy........................................Page 39 Useless Facts.....................................Page 62 Fruit & Veg Facts................................Page 78 Paparazzi............................................Page 86 Amazing Marine Life...........................Page 88 Competition........................................Page 92 Star Signs...........................................Page 93 Jokes..................................................Page 100 Puzzles.............................................Page 102

Strange News Duff Duchess A woman who crashed her car in New Zealand tried to convince police she was Kate Middleton. The 44-year-old allegedly sped the wrong way down a one-way street before rolling the car in Taranaki. She told officers she could not be prosecuted because she was the Duchess of Cambridge. Senior Constable Grant Kennard told the Taranaki Daily News: "She thinks she's Kate Middleton. She was saying: 'You can't touch me because I am royal'." Her car landed on its roof after hitting a bank and rolling, but she was not badly injured. Mr Kennard said the woman was being assessed by mental health professionals and it was unknown if charges would be laid. Sozzled Santa A drunk Santa and his pie-eyed helper are both in hospital after falling out of their sleigh during a tipsy ride down a busy high street. The 51-year-old Father Christmas and his 31year-old female helper had been singing Xmas carols and waving at locals as they trotted down the busy street in UstrzykachDolnych, Poland, when a passing car beeped them, scaring the horse which reared up, sending them flying into the road. A passer-by who captured the scene on camera, said: "It was quite extraordinary. They were supposed to have been an attraction at the local market and lots of people were taking their children there to go and see them. "But instead they saw these two, who were clearly under the influence, behaving like they had just come out of a nightclub or something. "It was a mixture of 'Ho, ho, ho' and 'No, no, no'," he said. The pair were taken to local hospital suffering from concussion.

New Year - New Approach to Selling your Property Auctionsdelsol invite you to list your property for our upcoming property auction to be held on 15th April 2014 at Hotel La Viñuela. We have clients specifically sourced waiting to buy all types of property. For more information on how to list your property risk free, either log on to, call 951 233 924 or pop into our office in Puente Don Manuel, we will be delighted to meet you. Propertysalesdelsol are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Puente Don Manuel and now require properties for sale in all areas for our ever increasing client base. List your property today to take advantage of our unbelievable commission rates. We also require a full selection of rental property as we have an ever increasing client base for short term and long term rentals. If you have a villa or apartment that you wish to rent out please call 951 233 924 or pop into our office in Puente Don Manuel where we will be delighted to meet you. We also have Property Management Services available for you

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The History Of The Middle Finger Well, now.. here's something I never knew before, and now that I know it, I feel compelled to pass it on to my more intelligent friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified. Isn't history more fun when you know something about it?

has gradually changed to a labiodentals fricative F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as 'giving the bird.'

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future.

It is still an appropriate salute to the French today!

This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as 'plucking the yew' (or 'pluck yew'). Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, see, we can still pluck yew! Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning

And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing!


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Passport Application Dear Minister, I'm in the process of renewing my passport but I am at a total loss to understand or believe the hoops I am being asked to jump through.

picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I don't want to activate the Fifth Reich for God's sake! I just want to go and park my weary backside on a sunny, sandy beach for a couple of week's wellearned rest away from all this crap.

How is it that Bert Smith of T.V. Rentals Basingstoke has my address and telephone number and knows that I bought a satellite dish from them back in 1994, and yet, the Government is still asking me where I was born and on what date?

Well, I have to go now, because I have to go to back to Salisbury and get another copy of my birth certificate because you lost the last one. AND to the tune of 60 quid! What a racket THAT is!! Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot to assist in the issuance of a new passport the same day? But nooooo, that'd be too damn easy and maybe make sense. You'd rather have us running all over the place like chickens with our heads cut off, then find some tosser to confirm that it's really me on the goddamn picture - you know... the one where we're not allowed to smile in in case we look as if we are enjoying the process! Hey, you know why we can't smile? 'Cause we're totally jacked off!

How come that nice chappy who comes round every Thursday night with his DVD rentals van can tell me every film or video I have had out since he started his business up eleven years ago, yet you still want me to remind you of my last three jobs, two of which were with contractors working for the government? How come the T.V. detector van can tell if my T.V. is on, what channel I am watching and whether I have paid my licence or not, and yet if I win the government run lottery they have no idea I have won or where I am and will keep the bloody money to themselves if I fail to claim in good time. Do you people do this by hand? You have my birth date on numerous files you hold on me, including the one with all the income tax forms I've filed for the past 30-odd years. It's on my health insurance card, my driver's licence, on the last four passports I've had, on all those stupid customs declaration forms I've had to fill out before being allowed off the planes and boats over the last 30 years, and all those insufferable census forms that are done every ten years and the electoral registration forms I have to complete, by law, every time our lords and masters are up for re-election. Would somebody please take note, once and for all, I was born in Maidenhead on the 4th of March 1957, my mother's name is Mary, her maiden name was Reynolds, my father's name is Robert, and I'd be absolutely astounded if that ever changed between now and the day I die! I apologise Minister. I'm obviously not myself this morning. But between you and me, I have simply had enough! You mail the application to my house, then you ask me for my address. What is going on? Do you have a gang of Neanderthals working there? Look at my damn

I served in the armed forces for more than 25 years including over ten years at the Ministry of Defence in London. I have had security clearances which allowed me to sit in the Cabinet Office, five seats away from the Prime Minister while he was being briefed on the first Gulf War and I have been doing volunteer work for the British Red Cross ever since I left the Services. However, I have to get someone 'important' to verify who I am -- you know, someone like my doctor...who, before he got his medical degree 6 months ago was living abroad!! Yours sincerely, An Irate British Citizen.

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De Cotta Law Consumer Rights and Spanish Banks Legal update by De Cotta Law During the last year the Spanish courts have been asked to make a number of decisions on banks and mortgages. The government and the Bank of Spain have been forced to make changes in the mortgage law and in bank procedures and rules on mortgages and two of these changes are of particular interest to property owners in Spain. interest rates One is in the interest rates linked to Euribor. ‘A Clausula Suelo’ is a clause that prevented mortgage holders from taking advantage of the low Euribor rate over the past 3 years. It is believed that around 30% of mortgages taken out have this clause. Claims are now being made in court to recover the excess profit made by the banks which could be in the region of 7.000 million euros. Now that the Bank of Spain has acknowledged this clause is an abusive clause many banks are negotiating with their customers as court actions can lead to additional costs and fees for the banks. However before taking action it is best to ask a lawyer to review the mortgage deed to ensure that you would be successful if taking the matter to court. repossessions The other problem that existed with Spanish procedural rules on repossession proceedings was that a consumer whose sole and habitual residence was the mortgaged property may have found an abusive clause in the mortgage deed but could not stop the repossession once commenced. There was no procedural rule that allowed a Judge in the repossession to stay or pause the proceeding while considering the legality and fairness of clauses in the original mortgage deed. An urgent legal measure has been passed by the Courts to ensure that this cannot happen. The applicant asking to pause or stop the repossession must be someone who would lose their sole home if they were evicted. Therefore it could not apply to second or holiday homes. There are also new rules on arrangements with the banks to be able to pay a rental and stay in

the property rather than face eviction. You may have seen some distressing scenes where people were evicted from their homes and these measures have gone some way to giving these people protection. However it is interesting to note that one of the new penalties in the new Public Safetylaw is fines of between 1.001 euro and 30.000 euro for those who obstruct the authorities in their judicial work such as during an eviction. For more information, or to book a free consultation, please contact Sandra Wrightson at De Cotta Law. Offices in Nerja, Coin, Mijas-Costa and Tenerife: Sandra Wrightson De Cotta Law (De Cotta McKenna y Santafé) C/Diputación 11 29780 Nerja (Malága)

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Cannon Balls!! It was necessary to keep a good supply of cannon balls near the cannon on old war ships. But how to prevent them from rolling about the deck was the problem. The storage method devised was to stack them as a square based pyramid, with one ball on top, resting on four, resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one problem -- how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding/rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate with 16 round indentations, called, for reasons unknown, a Monkey. But if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make them of brass hence, Brass Monkeys. Few landlubbers realise that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannon balls would come right off the monkey. Thus, it was quite literally, cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. And all this time, you thought that was just a vulgar expression?

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Anagrams Here are some amazing anagrams of famous people. Mere coincidence? You decide…

• Sharon Stone: no near shots

An anagram rearranges the letters of a word or phrase to make a new one. Most of these were discovered by Doug Yurchey, who wrote the article The Secret World of Anagrams.

• Monty Python’s Flying Circus: strongly psychotic, I’m funny

• Britney Spears: best PR in years

• Princess Diana: ascend in Paris OR end is a car spin

• Justin Timberlake: I’m a jerk, but listen • Madonna Louise Ciccone: occasional nude income & one cool dance musician.

• Robin Williams: I warm billions

• Steve Martin: I’m star event

• Stevie Wonder: er, doesn’t view • Elvis Costello: voice sells lot

• Arnold Schwarzenegger: he’s grown large n’ crazed

• Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: oh sweet DVD wins new fans’ heart

• Elvis Aaron Presley: Seen alive? Sorry, pal & earns lovely praise

• Albert Einstein: ten elite brains

• Clint Eastwood: old west action • Jennifer Aniston: fine in torn jeans • Sean Connery: on any screen

• Judy Garland: darn jug lady • Cyndi Lauper: end up a lyric • Kevin Costner: sickener on TV

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Film iew Rev Frozen Walt Disney Pictures’ Frozen, loosely adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale, is the story of a Nordic kingdom and the two orphaned sisters, Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell), who run it. Even before Elsa's powers of shooting ice and snow from her fingertips are made evident, the animation is stunning. Elsa and Anna's parents perish in a howling storm at sea. Elsa revels in her powers as a little girl, but after a close call with Anna and a poorly aimed bolt of ice, she's convinced to hide her strengths and retreat from their sisterly bond.

The death of the king and queen means Elsa must take over, but the stress of her coronation (and Anna's decision to get engaged to a hunky prince) makes her lose control. Elsa storms up into the mountains, leaving ice castles and blizzards in her wake. Anna's heroic journey involves her travelling into the mountains to convince Elsa to return, where she teams up with rugged ice salesman Kristof (Jonathan Groff) to get there. Kristof and Anna are going to fall for each other eventually, and she'll ditch fiancÊ Hans (Santino Fontana), but the focus remains firmly on the sisterly bond between Anna and Elsa. Overall this is a great Disney film and one to watch with the family‌ Star Rating ****/*****


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Don’t Replace It - REPAINTIT !!!! If your kitchen or wardrobe is looking tired or outdated with old wooden doors, then we can help! A re-vamp in your home could be more affordable than you think. REPAINTIT.ES offers an economical and practical service to transform kitchens and internal doors at a fraction of the cost of replacing them. How? By repainting them using a tough polyurethane paint. “The process for transforming these kitchens and doors is a tried and trusted method,” said a spokesman. “We first dismantle the doors and take them back to our workshop, where they are prepared for the three-coat system of coating. This takes a couple of days and when finished, the doors are returned and re-hung; this totally transforms the look of the kitchen. Most customers also replace the handles, which we can supply from the huge range we keep in stock.” Last year, REPAINTIT.ES did a large number of two-tone kitchens, including using a metallic finish door which you can see on the company’s website under the section pictures.

“We have been painting doors in Spain since 2005 with loads of happy customers,” the spokesman added. “We now offer a semi DIY option where you can drop your doors off at Torre Del Mar, we will spray them to a smooth finish and you can do the frames yourself using the DIY kit we supply. This will save you around 250€. “We also offer the service of furniture painting as a lot of people have nice solid wood furniture which they don’t want to replace with cheaplymade modern furniture, so they get us to repaint it. This totally changes the look of it.” Metal garden furniture is often neglected and when people want to replace it, they see that it is a lot cheaper to have it re-coated. “If it is rusting, then we can sandblast it and put a rust converter on it before repainting it, using our electrostatic paint system. Metal and galvanized metal can be painted with automotive paint for a longer life span.” For more info on the services offered, or to see examples of work undertaken, visit

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Random Funnies :) A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and if they have avocados, get 6. A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk. The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?" He replied, "They had avocados." If you're a woman, I'm sure you're going back to read it again! Men will get it the first time. Water in the carburetor wiFE: "There is trouble with the car. It has water in the carburettor." hUSBaND: "Water in the carburettor? That's ridiculous " wiFE: "I tell you the car has water in the carburettor." hUSBaND: "You don't even know what a carburettor is. I'll check it out. Where's the car? wiFE: "In the pool�

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What is Reflexology By Bianca - Clinica Casa Blanca Reflexology is a complementary therapy which involves the application of a light pressure to specific points, known as reflexes, on the feet and hands to encourage the body to heal from within. The therapy is based on the principle that the feet and hands mirror the body. All organs, systems and glands in the body can be mapped onto areas on the feet called reflex points. A reflexologist knows how to stimulate the reflex points in order to bring about a response in the corresponding part of the body. Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age ─ from newborn babies to the elderly. The therapy works along holistic principles aiming to treat your mind, body and spirit. It is a gentle therapy in which the therapist uses their fingers and thumbs. The ideas of reflex used for health improvement were carried on sporadically and brought to America in 1909 by Dr. William Fitzgerald. Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to ancient China, India and Egypt, this therapy was not introduced to the west until Dr.Fitzgerald developed “Zone therapy”.

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Parent Questions Children constantly barrage us with questions. Now, here are a few questions for them from the perspective of a mum (or dad): 1. Why is it that you can build towers with perfect precision yet are incapable of aiming into the toilet? 2. Why do you put up a fight every single night at bedtime? Is it really that bad to lay down on a comfortable bed and peacefully fall asleep? 3. Why do you insist on walking up the stairs leaving a trail of grubby fingerprints all over the wall? It's called a banister. Please use it. 4. Why do you lust after a toy belonging to a friend, but when the toy is purchased for you, suddenly you lose interest? 5. Why must you pick your nose and wipe the findings along the walls? If you can't find a tissue, use your sleeves. They're good enough for me.

6. Why are you suddenly dying of thirst the moment I have poured a drink for myself and had a seat? 7. Why do you act like having your toenails cut is torture? It's called a pedicure for crying out loud. 8. Why can you never agree on the same movie, which you all love, at any given time? 9. Why can't you ever just ignore your siblings when they are taunting you? If you do, they will stop. I promise. 10. Why do you wrestle on the couch when 99.9 percent of the time, it ends in tears and hysterics? Do you not remember? Do you enjoy getting hurt? 11. Why is volume control such a difficult concept for you to understand? I CAN HEAR YOU!!!

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El Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa Daily Large selection of Tapas (at least 15 at any one time) - €1 Glass of wine - €0.90 Glass of beer - €1 St. Valentine’s Menu - 14€ (drinks not included) Check out our menu on our Facebook page “TORROX EL PEÑONCILLO CASA DE ROSA” Wednesday & Thursday evenings “Happy Tapas” 2 for the price of 1 6.30pm - 8pm Friday evenings - Fish ‘n’ Chip night (Free bottle of wine with every 2 meals) Every Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 2pm - Happy Hour Buy 2 drinks get 1 free (House wine or Caña) Saturday Lunch from 1pm - 3.30pm “Paella” - 5€ portion Saturday nights - Steak night - Buy 1 for €12 Get the second for €6 Traditional Sunday Lunch - 12.30pm - 6pm Only €10.50 - 3 courses To reserve call: 952 96 76 55 Opening hours 9.30am - Close Kitchen open all day (Closed Mondays)

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Silly Exam Answers Certainly an educated bunch !  1. Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and travelled by Camelot. The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.

5. The Greeks were highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn’t have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a female moth. 6. Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name.

2. The Bible is full of interesting caricatures. In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. One of their children, Cain, asked, “Am I my brother’s son?”

7. Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline.

3. Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments. He died before he ever reached Canada.

8. In the Olympic games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled the biscuits, and threw the java.

4. Solomom had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines.

11. Nero was a cruel tyranny who would torture his subjects by playing the fiddle to them.

9. Eventually, the Romans conquered the Greeks. History calls people Romans because they never stayed in one place for very long.


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Nerja, on the Costa del Sol, is a seaside resort of sandy coves sheltered by the impressive Sierra de Almijara mountains and often referred to as 'The Jewel of the Costa del Sol'. A temperate climate means that Nerja is a great place to visit at any time of year. Nerja is located 53 kilometres east of Málaga on the Costa del Sol and can be reached in about 40 minutes by car from Málaga airport or about an hour and a half by bus. You can get to Nerja by bus, taxi or private/hire car, the choice depending upon such factors as time constraints, budget etc. Hiring a car can, in many cases, work out cheaper than taking a taxi there and back, something to consider. The Balcón de Europa – Balcony of Europe – is situated on a rocky promontory and was formerly a fortress designed to keep out British pirates and privateers. Today it is the focal point of the town, affording magnificent views up and down the coast. Looking left and down you have Calahonda beach and neighbouring coves, followed by Burriana beach and, in the distance, the picturesque village of Maro, site of the impressive Nerja Caves. haveli – Nerja´s premier Indian restaurant. Celebrate a special evening, a birthday party or an anniversary with friends & family. We accommodate large groups. Our extensive menu features many popular dishes as well as our chef´s own creations. Flavours of authentic Indian cuisine combined with warm hospitality makes Haveli the ideal venue for all your memorable occasions. Checkout our special Menu of the Day with multiple options; we offer great food at great price! From November our opening hours are: 7pm - late. We are open on Mondays and closed on Wednesdays. Please call 952524297 or 605110307 to reserve, or Email us at We look forward to seeing you! Olas Bar the biggest and best sports bar in Nerja. They are on Burriana Beach and show 99% of sport, if it’s on TV. They have a great menu from breakfasts to full meals. there is a pool table and free wifi. Much of our time is spent working, performing many tasks where most of the information received is of visual type, the good vision will be essential. Every profession has specific visual needs that must be satisfied to perform the job efficiently, safely and comfortably. If there is a visual problem this reduces labour productivity between 4 and 8 percent, so feel free to make periodic visual checks at Nueva Optica. Among the professions that most aggravate dry eye include: finance, computer science, management and all those professions that require computer use... because the flicker is reduced to 50%. It is important to use lenses that increase visual comfort and reduce eye fatigue in front of the screen. Avda. Pescia, 18, Nerja Tel: 952 52 58 76 Chatelin Ortopedia & Chiropodist/Pedicura Practice We are a Company with over 30 years experience in the orthopedic Sector. Linda is a qualified Chiropodist and Henry is a certified prothesis and orthesis maker. For all your inlays and sport inlays, making and repairing prothesis and orthesis, corset-knee, ankle and wrist supports, wheelchairs, walking aids, beds, rehabilitation articles etc...Open Monday - Thursday 10am - 2pm and 3pm - 6pm. Call: 695 481 082 or 658 773 857

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Why Advertise In The Sentinella?! As it’s now 2014, we felt it was time for a gentle reminder about why The Sentinella is still the best magazine in the Axarquia region to advertise your business! 1. The Sentinella is the longest established little magazine in the region. It’s the original Little Mag of this region, which has been running for the last nine and a half years – we’re ten years old this September! 2. Our catchline is ‘the little mag that fits in your bag’ for a reason – readers actually do carry it around with them in their bag or pocket, meaning it’s always to hand when they need to find a business. 3. Our distribution is 7,000 magazines a month – and it really is! Our magazine is also proven to be the most popular local magazine and that’s why it gets picked up so quickly. Nevertheless, we drop magazines off at distribution points throughout the whole of Axarquia – we don’t just pinpoint certain areas such as Nerja or Competa. We also distribute magazines several times a month, not only at the beginning of each month, or solely to our advertisers. 4. Our prices offer clients great value – your advert will be seen by at least 7,000 people, plus at least that amount again as we know that at least two people see every magazine. So in

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AS IT IS VALENTINES THIS MONTH THE FEBRUARY OFFER IS 20% OFF FLOWERS & 15% OFF ALL BOXED CHOCOLATES We have a large selection of Boxed Chocolates and Valentines cards, we also have new Frozen items arriving each month. There are too many to list!

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Where you are Number ONE Not one of a number Puente don Manuel Have you heard about the Mifi we are selling? This small portable modem can run five devices and will work in any area which can get a mobile phone signal of two bars or more. No more rushing around trying to find a Mc Donalds or other “free Wifi” outlets, this device can go with you. If you have to go back to the UK you just take this with you and you have your own portable wifi, so no more logging onto expensive providers at the airports. As long as you can get a 3G sim card from your particular choice of Country you can use this whilst on holiday as well. The beauty of this system is that if you move you take this with you. This is NOT a fixed contract! Just take this with you and you are ready to go. It has UK support and customer services. Call into the shop for full details. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE WHOLE OF FEBRUARY WE ARE CONTINUING TO CLOSE AT 6.30PM MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS – Sorry for any inconvenience WE ONLY CLOSE TWO DAYS OF THE YEAR, CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEAR’S DAY, WE DO NOT CLOSE FOR SPANISH OR BRITISH HOLIDAYS

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Training Your Puppy To Come Bought to us by Tina from Happy Hounds

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Figure out what reward—treat, squeaky toy, tug game—your puppy likes best. Be sure it’s irresistible and much more exciting than anything else in his puppy world. Reserve that for training exercises. Treat rewards are more about fun attention as the food, so it should be tiny, smelly and no bigger than the tip of your little finger.

*Repeat the chase game several times in a row. Leave him wanting more, so stop before he gets tired of the game. Practice the “come” command in this way once or twice a day for a week.

*Find a time when the kids aren’t around, the house is quiet and the other pets take a nap. Avoid distractions so puppy has only YOU for attention. Call his name, get his attention, and go to him if need be to show him the treat or squeaky toy. *Once he’s focused on you and the reward, say “Name, come!” Then turn round and RUN in the opposite direction. This uses his instinctive urge for social play. Puppies can rarely resist the urge to chase. *Let him catch up with you, and hand or toss him the reward. Praise him for being such a smart doggy. Give lots of petting and happy talk, so he knows without a doubt that he’s

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*After a week, try the exercise while standing still. Make sure the puppy isn’t sleeping, eating, or concentrating on something incredibly interesting. Say “Name, come!” and show the squeaky toy or treat. When he arrives, throw a huge puppy-party with the treat or toy reward. *Once he understands what “come” means and routinely obeys without distractions, challenge him. Try calling him away from interesting pastimes like chasing that butterfly. Practise “come” in new locations—not just in the living room, but also outside in the yard. *Any time your puppy comes to you, no matter how long it takes, be sure to praise and reward. Above all, you want the puppy returning to you to have only positive associations so he’ll never fear returning to you.

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Glass Curtains Just imagine being able to use your balcony or terrace all year round no matter what the weather; sitting with your family and friends enjoying the view even in rain, wind and storm. It’s not a dream ─ you can do it! With our frameless balcony/terrace glazing, you can have an extra warm and dry space without interfering with your view! When you choose us to supply your glass curtains we will make sure you are delighted with the final result. Your recommendation is very important to us – and we assure you of perfect service and workmanship to guarantee satisfaction. iCaP sliding and opening systems This system can be installed on any balcony or terrace. Only in very unusual circumstances might extra construction work be necessary, so contact us for perfect assistance and special service. Our supplier, a company registered in Spain, is dedicated to the manufacture of the ‘Topslide’

system of frameless glass curtains, using toughened glass for safety and security. The system is made to suit the exact needs of the clients, using mechanical parts manufactured especially for ICAP S.L. according to their detailed specifications. The system can be easily fitted in most types of buildings and since there is no need for any vertical frames, it does not change the outer facade. Therefore, your community will not be inconvenienced in any way by the installation of our system. The installation of glass curtains effectively gives you an additional space to use as you wish: sun room, dining room – whatever you need. It can also save on heating costs during the winter season, accumulating the heat of the sun in your new room, while in summer it can be opened up completely to keep cool. And because the panels open easily, it is very easy to keep clean. ICAP-Glazings protect against rain, wind and dust and also reduce street noise. Contact Iris Werner for more information see main advert on page 37

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New Mum In Town - Dedicated To Audrey; The Best Pooch Firstly, Jazmin had been ill for most of November with cold after cold (so she had been out of nursery this past month but she is fine now), then I was wiped out with flu, then I had the most unexpected and traumatic incident to deal with; my lovely pooch Audrey (mentioned in past articles) was tragically killed. On the 16th December 2013, I had spent the entire morning at the beach with Audrey, Jazmin and friends... in the evening, Audrey was on the beach for her evening run and some idiots (putting it politely) threw firecrackers (whilst driving) twice - because, oh, it is just sooo much fun. Well, thanks to their selfish and immature ways, I have had to suffer the terrible consequences of a very bad and irresponsible joke/game. My Audrey was petrified of fireworks/bangers and she bolted for home. Audrey was a very obedient dog and never ran away or crossed the road, but she had gone crazy with fright. Her panic fuelled her search for home; she crossed the road at the worst possible moment and went under a motorbike. She died in that instant. No pain. No suffering. No external wounds....I have taken those wounds internally for her. To say that I have suffered is the understatement of 2013 for me. A dog is not just a pet dog. A dog becomes part of the family, and I got Audrey when she was three months old. I trained her. I did the nighttime toilet runs. I chased her when she was learning to be off the lead (funny now, but not so in that moment, tut tut). I replanted the flowers when she was going through her gardener phase. You could say she was my first baby (just without the nursing hehe) and definitely my best friend. Through every low and high, Audrey was by my side. I took her everywhere with me (even to the hairdresser’s, when I used to go ‘pre-mummy’... although Audrey's hairdresser was always SO much more pricey than mine!) She was perfectly behaved in all coffee shops/bars and went unnoticed. She was brilliantly social with all animals, male or female, as well as all humans, adult or child. When Miss J came along, Audrey went with the flow - she accepted Jazmin (and slight change in our routine) without jealously, or even a growl at baby J. Audrey put up with baby girl (and friends) pulling her tail and ears, mounting her like a horsey, taking her water, suffocating her with cuddles and strokes...yet she was never malicious. She played with and respected Jazmin, and they were fast becoming besties.... That cannot be now, but Jazmin still asks for

her...and I still miss her greatly. Audrey was the best companion, and my first pooch. We will never forget her (the thousand plus photos of her on a USB stick won't allow it) and we will always love her. My family have suffered awfully (and still are), and we are still grieving for her; maybe, to an extent, we always will. I ask any parents who may read this, and who may have children who play with petardos, please please please make them fully aware of the consequences that those horrible ' fun toys' can cause to those being frightened by them. In my case it was my dog, but for someone else it could be a child, a grandparent or indeed another pet. They really should be handled by mature adults only. Audrey has now been freed at her favourite beach. Be at peace Audrey - keep chasing those stones, but stop drinking sea water; it makes you sick! I will miss and love you forever xxx

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Things That Annoy! The most irritating things People who drive using their mobile phones and are oblivious to the traffic around them. If they are not wavering out of their lane, they are driving so slow compared to the traffic in front, that cars are forced to go around them in order to catch up. People who talk during Movies or Concerts. This really gets to me, especially at a concert, where they should be paying attention to the artist who is performing. Drivers who don't indicate properly. This really gets to me. Only last night I was going to pull out of a side road and there was a truck coming towards me but indicating that he was going to turn into my road. Good job I didn't pull out, because he just kept on driving straight and would have gone straight into me. Conversely I get mad at those drivers who feel it necessary to indicate when and only when they have already begun to turn. I'm sorry but what's the point of doing it then?

People who park crooked. Oh yes - you know who you are... So you drive up to park, it's a busy day, few free spaces, and there is this car parked almost diagonally across 2 spaces. Gggrrrrhhh.... Loud music in restaurants. Don't you just hate it when the noise is so loud that you can't hear yourself think, can't hear your waiter, they can't hear you, and it's impossible to have a conversation. I am one of these people who finds it hard to focus on one specific sound if there is a lot of noise, so trying to understand what a person is saying to me is almost impossible. I often end up nodding and agreeing with them, yet I have no clue what they are talking about. People who drive without their lights on when it's raining heavily or foggy. Yes I know having your lights on doesn't help you see any better, but wouldn't you feel safer knowing that other drivers can at least see you?.



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Casa Linda Inmobilaria For more than 10 years, Casa Linda has been working successfully with a large variety of customers from northern parts of Europe, helping with a wide range of matters concerning the purchase or renting of houses, apartments and land in Spain. It is estimated that during the past four years, prices for real estate have fallen to the level of the year 2000. The construction boom ended and pricing is at now at a very reasonable level ─ right now is the time to purchase properties in Spain.

In fact, we noticed a slight increase in demand during the past few months. This primarily affects high-priced and valuable objects, as they can be bought in very good conditions. As the market and demand have changed in recent years, we are also offering more rental places now, as well as assistance with a large range of necessary paperwork such as contracts, translations, NIE etc. For detailed information, do not hesitate to contact us. Please see our main advert on page 73


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Dads - Don’t Yer Just Love Em? Top ten things you'll never hear a Dad say

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10. Well, how 'bout that? I'm lost! Looks like we'll have to stop and ask for directions.

4. Well, I don't know what's wrong with your car. Probably one of those doo-hickey thingies-ya know--that makes it run or something. Just have it towed to a mechanic and pay whatever he asks.

9. You know Pumpkin, now that you're thirteen, you'll be ready for car dates. Won't that be fun?

3. No son of mine is going to live under this roof without an earring. Now quit your belly-aching, and let's go to the mall.

8. I noticed that all your friends have a certain hostile attitude. I like that. 7. Here's a credit card and the keys to my car. GO CRAZY! 6. What do you mean you wanna play football? Figure skating's not good enough for you, son? 5. Your Mother and I are going away for the weekend. You might want to consider throwing

2. Whaddya wanna go and get a job for? I make plenty of money for you to spend. Here's $100. 1. What do I want for Father's day? Aahh -don't worry about that. It's no big deal.


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Terraced house of about 125m². 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, lounge, terrace, balconies, patio, unbuilt cellar room with sep. entrance, communal pool, quiet situation and at about 200m from the beach



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Chalet on three levels of approx. 270 m2 on plot of 588m2 with fantastic views in quiet urbanisation. 3 beds, 3 baths, big lounge. With sep. apartment of 1 bed. Renovated about 3 years ago incl. underfloor heating to the upper house. Pool and parking space



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Luxury Chalet of 800m2 (divided in 2 individual flats & 2 apartments) on plot of 1,600m2. Central heating, lift to upper floor, private fenced pool, garage for 5 cars, beside Baviera Golf, approx. 300m to the beach, near Caleta port, fantastic views


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IPTV - All You Need To Know As you may have seen many times in the news and advertising magazines, the FREE to AIR channels are now due to go off in most of Spain. Over the last 11 Years we have been broadcasting IPTV to the Scandinavian community with a successful growth each year and new channel updates each month. IPTV SPAIN, has been broadcasting UK channels for the last year, now we can gladly say this also has grown as an addition to our already trusted Scandinavian service. Now IPTV CHANNEL UK is ready to offer to all our clients new and old, with the quality, service and support as our other services have. The set Top Box as with all our packs is priced at €199.00 for Mag250 STB. And high quality STB priced at €329.75. Both can be used in most countries around the world as long as there is a stable internet connection. We recommend a min of 3MB download connection although the service runs on a 1 to 1.4MB download for high quality viewing. STB come with full WIFI and LAN connections. IPTVUK - Service packs for UKIPTV start from

€19.60 per month including IVA @21%. This gives you 28 basic channels, 14 day catch-up service, your TV becomes a smart-TV so you can use the internet and YouTube direct on screen, also has radio channels to listen to. SCANDI-UK - Scandinavian packs start from €30.00 per month and €360.00 per year all excluding IVA. Danish pack has currently 39 channels, Norwegian pack has 17 channels and Swedish pack has 23 channels. UK pack has 55 channels. Combined pack containing (111) channels currently for less than a €1.00 a day. All packs have 14 day catch-up Radio channels from the 4 countries, Video on Demand with stop and pause rewind and fast forward service as well. Internet service: Any internet provider with the recommended download can be used to connect our STB. If you have no internet and need this service we provide wireless broadband and ADSL connections, our install team carry out all installations and are employed by the company. For more information see advert on page 53

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Come and enjoy a cool relaxing morning at Los Jardines del Trapiche, THE nicest market venue on the Costa. EASY PARKING Outside courtyard and air conditioned function room full of fabulous stalls offering something for everyone. Browse at your leisure and enjoy a coffee in the beautiful shadey gardens Take the A-272 turning onto the Velez-Malaga road A-356. Turn off at El Cruce restaurant towards Benamargosa. Over the roundabout and we are on the left just before the private airfield

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The humble blackberry, so beloved of children on autumn nature walks, is much more than just a tasty roadside snack Much like spinach, raisins, apples, plums and grapes, blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C. One cup of blackberries contains half the daily recommendation of vitamin C, which protects the immune system and may lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer. The same amount also contains more than 30 percent of the daily recommended amount of fibre, promoting healthy digestion and reducing the risk of heart disease. Other nutritional benefits include a very low sodium count and having only 62 calories to a cup. The dark blue colour ensures blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Antioxidants, well-known for lowering the risk of a number of cancers, are a huge bonus, but be aware the berries are best consumed in their natural state to get the full benefits. They are also low in carbohydrates and fat, making them one of the best fruits out there for a balanced diet. Consumption of blackberries can help to promote the healthy tightening of tissue, which is a great non-surgical procedure to make skin look younger. Prolonged consumption also helps keeps your brain alert, thereby maintaining clarity of thought and good memory, intestinal inflammation, alleviate haemorrhoids and soothe the effects of diarrhoea. It is important to incorporate berries in your diet in a variety of ways. Have them as a snack or in your cereal or even as a smoothie. Traditionally, the leaves and barks of the plant have also been consumed. The leaves of blackberries have been used to treat mild in-

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Triana twist and wind your way along the road from Trapiche to Benamargosa, you actually find yourself driving over avocados as they fall into the road. You will find the village of Triana by turning left on the A-356 at El Cruce restaurant onto the MA-3113 and driving past the airport (flying club), it is just 6.5 kilometres from VélezMálaga. As villages go, this one is extremely flat which is unusual in the Axarquía. It is also quite a new village with the first houses being built in the late nineteenth century. At first, foreigners settled across the river in La Zorilla (which had once been inhabited by bandits and smugglers!) but the river which in those days was often full of water, meant that there was no way across and people were stranded for months on end. Also, up in the mountains in the areas known as La Dehesa and Las Chozas, there was once a school for the farmers children but that closed and the people came down the mountain to find work and build houses and a new school. Citrus fruit was planted close to the river in the valley and the area took on a lush, verdant look. Now the farmers have changed their crops to the more lucrative mango and avocado so instead of driving over lemons as you

For leisure, a new swimming pool and childrens playground has been built and the school gates are left open after school hours for the kids to play football or roller skate. There are a few bars that do food, a supermarket and a few small shops. There is a plaque on the wall of a house, in the closest thing there is to a village square, in honour of the singer José Beltrán Ortega, Niño de Vélez for the world of flamenco, who was born in Triana on 9th April 1906. The annual Romeria takes place in June and Triana´s main feria is every July. Just outside the village is a small riding school where you can ride out along the dry river bed to one of the many bars, tie up the horses and have a drink and tapas or for the more adventurous ride up into the mountains where the views are spectacular. The teacher, Julia is German and has her British Horse Society teaching qualifications, so you will be in good hands.

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180m2 3-4 bedroom country home on a 9,800m2 plot with fantastic views of the mountains, villages and the sea, just a 10 minute drive to Triana village. This property has a 8 x 4 metre swimming pool, solar alarm system, 38 mango trees, garage, private well with water deposito and mains water. Entrance gates lead into a gravelled driveway for several cars, the garage has a back door which leads out to the pool terrace. The swimming pool has a new cover with roller. There is a large sunroom with tripled glazed tip and tilt windows and doors, front sun terrace, lounge, dining room (bedroom 4), fitted kitchen, double doors to corridor with bedroom 1 with ensuite shower room and door to pool terrace, bedroom 2, family bathroom, bedroom 3, utility room. The property is situated just below the Hamlet of Las Chozas with good access on a mainly concreted track

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Recipe Of The Month


Hot Mango Chicken This spicy yoghurt marinade gives a real zing to the chicken breasts and the sweetness of the mango enhances the whole dish. Serves 4 4 tbsp hot mango chutney grated rind & juice 1 lime 4 tbsp yogurt 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped 1 small green chilli, deseeded & finely chopped 4 fresh chicken breast fillets, skins removed 1 large ripe mango, peeled oil for brushing Method: 1. Mix the mango chutney, lime rind and juice with the yogurt, coriander and chilli.

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2. Place each chicken breast on a board cover with cling film or greaseproof paper and beat lightly with a rolling pin to flatten slightly. Cut each breast into 3 pieces and place in the marinade. Turn to coat thoroughly, cover and leave in the fridge for 24 hours or until ready to cook. 3. Cut the mango into 4 thick pieces and discard the stone. Brush lightly with oil and season well. Cook on a griddle pan for about 2 minutes on each side or until lightly charred. Remove from the pan and keep warm. 4. In the griddle pan cook the chicken pieces for about 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked. Serve with the mango slices.

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Profile Full Name: Shaun Mark Bean Birthday: April 17, 1959 age: 54 Marital Status: Divorced Children: Molly Bean, Evie Natasha Bean, Lorna Bean Birthplace: Handsworth, South Yorkshire Sign: Aries As a child, Sean smashed a glass door during an argument. It left a piece of glass embedded in his leg which briefly impeded his walking and left a large scar. This prevented him from pursuing his dream of playing football professionally. A passionate lifelong supporter of Sheffield United, he has a tattoo saying ‘100% Blade’ on his left shoulder and was a director of the club for a while Sean made his professional acting debut in 1983 as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury. His first national exposure came in an advert for non-alcoholic lager.

Bernard Cornwell’s novels about the Peninsular War, was filmed first in Ukraine and later in Portugal. While filming The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Sean’s fear of flying in helicopters caused him difficulties in mountainous New Zealand. After one particularly rough ride, he refused to fly to a location again; in one instance, he chose to take a ski lift into the mountains while wearing his full costume (complete with shield, armour, and sword) and then hike the final few miles. Sean’s voice-over work includes TV adverts for O2, Morrisons, Barnardos, Acuvue, the National Blood Service and the intro and outro segments of the BBC Formula 1 racing coverage for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In August 2012, Sean’s role as cross-dressing teacher Simon in the UK TV series Accused earned a Royal Television Society best actor award. He was voted the UK's second sexiest man in 2004; placed just behind his Lord of the Rings co-star Orlando Bloom. Sean is a talented pianist. He is also a keen gardener, welder, and sketcher. He was accused of physically abusing his thenwife, Georgina Sutcliffe, in 2009, and police were called to their home on three occasions. Sean was later arrested over claims he made harassing phone calls and sent abusive text messages to her, but the charges were subsequently dropped.

Between 1986 and 1988, Sean was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing in productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Fair Maid of the West, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1996, Sean combined his love of football with his career to finally achieve his childhood dream of playing for Sheffield United, as Jimmy Muir in the film When Saturday Comes. Sean was only chosen to play Sharpe after Paul McGann was injured while playing football two days into filming.The series, based on

Sean began a relationship with actress Ashley Moore this summer. In his home city of Sheffield, he received an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in 1997 and a second doctorate, a Doctor of Letters in English Literature, the same year.


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The skin is covered in mucus which protects it from infection. Mantas move through the water by the winglike movements of their pectoral fins, which drive water backwards. They must swim continuously to keep oxygenated water passing over their gills. Mantas track down prey using visual and olfactory senses.

The larger species, M. birostris, reaches 7 m (23 ft) in width while the smaller, M. alfredi, reaches 5.5 m (18 ft).

They have one of the highest brain-to-body mass ratios of all fish.

Mantas can be found in temperate, subtropical and tropical waters.

When fully developed, the pup resembles a miniature adult and is expelled from the oviduct with no further parental care.

They are filter feeders and eat large quantities of zooplankton – such as shrimp, krill and planktonic crabs -- which they swallow with their open mouths as they swim.

Mantas may travel alone or in groups of up to 50.

Their gestation period lasts over a year, producing live pups which are expelled, fullyformed, from the oviduct with no further parental care. Both species are listed as ‘Vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Threats include pollution, entanglement in fishing nets, and direct harvesting for their gill rakers for use in Chinese medicine.


Areas where mantas congregate are popular with tourists, but only a few aquaria are large enough to house them.


The name ‘manta’ in Portuguese and Spanish means cloak or blanket.


Mantas are also known as ‘devilfish’ because of their horn-shaped cephalic fins which give them an ‘evil’ appearance.


The mouths of most rays lie on the underside of the head, while in mantas they are right at the front The largest mantas can reach 1,350 kg (2,980

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They are offering a prize of 25€ off Lunch or Dinner for two people Simply name the famous building below. If you think you know the answer, then email it to: by 19th February 2014 THE WINNER FOR  JANUARY WAS  MARK OVERTON FROM  TORROX PUEBLO CONGRATULATIONS !!!



January’s answer The Eiffel Tower

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s e p o c s Horo by Juanita Banana of ARIES: March 21-April 20 Hard work, long hours and a disciplined sense of boundaries will pay off in your ambition for success and the need to find recognition in what´s important in your world. Inject love into your deeds or only half of your expectations will succeed. TAURUS: April 21-May 21 A time to re-harmonise your environment, health and daily life which you can bring about by a change of schedule(s), plans, even hopes and dreams. You may not like this but a new start is necessary for better outcomes. GEMINI: May 22-June 21 Neglect nothing and no-one this month and you will assist others in seeing and solving problems that aren´t necessarily apparent at present. Let others express what they think, know, want and need, and you will be nourishing those you care for. CANCER: June 22-July 22 Your home, your children, close family and creativity are the focus for the next several months. Although emphasis is shifting, and some priorities have been met, balance within your home is paramount for your thoughts and endeavours to flourish. LEO: July 23-August 23 A good time for Leos to secure your future and lay foundations. You may consider opening a business or purchasing property, not necessarily where you currently live. Those around you will feel unsettled by this so take time to consider their feelings before jumping in. A hitherto secret family issue may be exposed. VIRGO: August 24-September 22 Careful handling of financial and other resources will prevent what could otherwise become a chaotic situation. A good time

to plan or take a trip to see distant family or friends, the delayed planning of which may result in disappointment. LIBRA: September 23 - October 22 Everyone wants to help Librans this month so, should you need assistance financial or otherwise, ask those you trust. Resources already held, can be maintained and upgraded making them more attractive and valuable; just take care to guard and appreciate them. SCORPIO: October 23 - November 21 Your plans are still fragile and relatively unprepared so better to keep them to yourself than risk negative scrutiny and criticism. Catch up with old friends and forgive them any former indiscretions. SAGITTARIUS: November 22 - December 21 You are experiencing some intense and unnecessary personal scrutiny, resulting in lowered expectations of yourself. Embark on a project or challenge you´ve previously had in mind. CAPRICORN: December 22 - January 20 To climb the mountains you encounter during January, you need self-control and discipline throughout all levels of your life. Be patient and your steadfastness will lead to a series of satisfying achievements. AQUARIUS: January 21 - February 19 A glitch in life occurs for Aquarians in January and is symptomatic of the rest you currently require. If you're feeling stressed, fatigued or low on self-esteem, try swimming or other exercise, writing, and seek the company of friends who listen. PISCES: February 20 - March 20 Your hopes, wishes and dreams may need grounding to be practical. Be careful too of setting intangible goals within groups and organisations and encourage other members to contribute.


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Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 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 Thursday Evening Bar Viva, C/Dr Maranon, Torre del Mar. Bingo Quiz night with a difference. Quiz mixed with Bingo!! from 8.30pm with cash prizes. Now hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call 952544362 Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, 10am - 1.30pm Puente don Manuel. Nerja History Group meets the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526

664 760 405 Oct 12 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 POCAPECUNIA, the Charity shop in aid of the Love A Child Foundation, has reformed the shop and is twice as big now. We are still always in need of clothes, household items, paperbacks, CD's and DVD's. Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10am to 1.30pm. Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja (between the Parador and Hotel Villa Flamenca). Every Wednesday learn to draw and paint. Art classes at La Vaqueria, Benamargosa. 11am1pm, 10E includes refreshments and home made cake! See advert on this page. Every Thursday Arts & Crafts classes at La vaqueria, Benamargosa. 11am-1pm. Lively informal group covering a huge range of arts & crafts. 10€ refreshments & home made cake included. See advert on this page. Every first Sat of the month La Vaqueria has a mosaics day for all levels. 3pm - 7pm costs 20€ with materials & meal incl. Call: 952 517 273. La Vaqueria Theme Night Saturday 22nd Feb. Every last Saturday each month a different theme, this month: American Street Food, a massive variety of food from around the world! 7.30pm C/Arroyo Limon, Benamargosa. Reservations 952 517 273 Market alternate Saturdays Algarrobo Costa, Opp Lidl (1st & 3rd Saturday each month). The Rooters (ex Acoustic Roots) are Tom Robinson on sax and clarinet, Rod Jones on keyboards and Mitch France on various instruments and vocals: Jan & Feb events: 30th Jan Alberdini Sessions. All welcome to come and join in Bar Restaurante Alberdini, Competa Tel: 952 553 512, 1st Feb The Rooters Hotel Balcon, Competa Reservations: 952 553662, 5th Backroom Concerts at the Alberdini, €2 Entrance fee Bar Restaurante Alberdini, Competa Tel: 952 553512, 14th St Valentine's Night with The Rooteres at The Alberdini Bar Restaurante Alberdini, Competa Tel: 952 551512 27th Alberdini Sessions All welcome to come and join in Bar Restaurante Alberdini, Competa Tel: 952 553512 Painting Classes with Heather Gail Harmen b.a hons Every Monday and Friday in Lake Vinuela. Always welcome new enrollees for her ever popular drawing and painting classes now in their fourth year in Spain. For further details call Heather 628 306 371

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Da For Thetes Diary RBL - Nerja We have regular lunches on the 1st Friday of each month at “La Pena Parda “restaurant in La Herradura and at Al Andalus hotel in Maro on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Non members are most welcome and should contact Marilyn on 952526423 ( or Dave on 654085811 ( to book, also anyone interested in joining the Legion. Benajarafe International Social Club meet every Monday at 2.30pm at the Esperanza Cafe/Restaurant which is on the coast road at Km 261 in Benajarafe. We are a registered charity raising funds for H4H and another charity of the member's choice. For further details contact Heather on 634979565. Exhibition of Paintographs by Mitch France at Bar Cerezo in Canillas de Albaida, open everyday except Monday. Subject matter: Flamenco dancers and musicians, local character and scenes. Home Gallery also available to view by appointment: Call Mitch on 616 891 473, or email 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 Scottish Country Dance Classes Every Tuesday n evening from 7.15pm - 9pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, for all levels, with or without partners. For further information please contact George Bain on 619 069 966 Shortmat Bowls in Nerja have relocated to the lower salon of Villa Flamenca Hotel, C/Andalucia, Nerja. Contact Marian on 952 523 754 or Malcolm on 952 520 579. Every Wednesday Camping La Vinuela, International & Farmers Market, Directions: Ctra. A-356, Km30, 10am - 3pm. Call 650 380 954.

Do you miss cricket? Cricket players wanted. Every Saturday and Sunday Cricket matches at Cartama in Malaga, All abilities welcome, aged 15-75 transport is available from Almunecar / Nerja areas. Tel: Ian on 648 950 007. The "El Valle Asociacion" Based around the Lake Vinuela & surrounding areas. Meets on the first Mon of the month at 7.30pm at the Camping Bar on the side of Lake Vinuela (A356). Or at Billy´s bar near the market at Venta Baja from 11am to 12.30 every Friday The club organises events, trips and social functions. Local artist Margaret Riordan has two Art Exhibitions currently running until April 2014 at Bar Choto Playa on the N340 at Penoncillo beach, Torrox Costa, (Not Tues). (Next to Ruta 34 motorcycles shop) andd in Restaurante Sevillano – El Rincón, Calle Gloria, Nerja. She is a self-taught artist (retired secretary) Born in Bristol, England, and has been painting and drawing all her life. She has entered many competitions with success at local and national level and over 300 of her works have been sold throughout the UK, Europe and North America. Costa Animal Society (CAS) February Events 21st Quiz Night at Punta Lara Bar, Nerja. Quiz with Dave Jamieson starts 8.00pm. Entrance fee of three euros and raffle proceeds go to CAS. Food and drink available. Booking essential with Mark on 635 369 673.

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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar For information on events tel. 663 658 354 We meet every Wed at La Vega Rest Torre Del Mar next to Mercadona E-mail: / Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”,(Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Mon-Fri 10am - 1pm and 3pm 6pm. Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: Web: Daily Events Monday through Thursday Spanish courses. Monday – Computer Tuition & Wi-Fi Connection available, please bring your own computer. Prayer Group. Half Orange (Widows/Widowers/Singles) Group. German Coffee. Tuesday –“Espan-Glish”. Wednesday – Computer Tuition & Wi-Fi Connection available, please bring your own computer. Art GroupT. hursday – Bible Study. “Espan- Glish”.. Friday – Spanish Conversation. Wi-Fi Connection available, please bring your own computer. Coffee Morning Refreshments with a Boutique, Bric-a-brac, preserves books and cards for sale. Library and Tourist Reference Library. 11.00am – 13.00pm. Mobility Equipment Available: Wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and other mobility aid available on loan. FEBRUARY COMING EVENTS AND EXCURSIONS Monday 10th - QUIZ NIGHT. Come and team up with friends and pit your wits in a light hearted evening, which will include supper and one drink, bar available. There will be a raffle and prizes for the winning team. Time 18.00 for 18.30h, Ticket Price 6 Euros. Tuesday 11th - MALAGA & THYSSEN MUSEUM. Please come and join us on a coach excursion for a day in Malaga, where from 10.30h to 13.00h, you will be taken on a guided tour of Malaga, seeing sites you may not have seen before. You will then have free time to eat lunch, after which at approximately 15.00h there will be a guided tour in the Thyssen Museum to see a special exhibition in the Carmen

Thyssen Collection of the famous paintings of Courbet, Van Gogh, Money and Léger, featuring naturalist landscapes to the Avant-gardes. The tour will take approximately one and a half to two hours after which you will return by coach arriving approximately 17.30h. Departure Times Algarrobo (Lidle) 9.15am, Caleta 9.20am and Torre del Mar Coach Station 9.30am. site. GOLF Would you like a game of friendly but competitive golf every Sunday morning? TOGS (possibly the friendliest Society on the Costa) play every Sunday morning at Baviera and welcome new members, whether residents, frequent visitors or holiday makers. Our Society is made up of both male and female, various nationalities, and mixed abilities. For more information email our Captain George Clay at or call 625936814 The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 VelezMalaga to La Vinuela. The Restaurant/Bar has ample parking and is an ideal place to meet friends. Our weekly Wednesday meetings are an ideal place to meet and make new friends. The first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch meeting when you can enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. SEEKING CHARITIES - People helping People Do you know of any SPANISH Charities (O.N.G) who help people and are seeking funding? The American International Club is currently seeking Spanish Organisations who are seeking assistance. The organisation will be presenting a donation at the Dia de Residente event this April in Nerja. If you are aware of an

organisation that assists Spanish people, please send an email with contact information to

Phoenix Club meet every Tuesday in the Restaurant above Supersol (nr the Police Stattion) Torre del Mar from 12.00 midday to 1.30pm.For info call Gail 951067723, email

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What’s O n? Lake Vinuela Social Club We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month from 12.30pm until (approx) 2.30pm followed by lunch at Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, open the box, bingo and a guest speaker. Our aim is to enjoy ourselves and raise money for local and international charities. For further details please contact 676 772 693 or email Come and Learn to Dance Ballroom & Latin American Dancing (11 different dances). *New beginners class 8.30-10.30pm (class and practise)*. Improvers, Intermediate classes and private lessons from 7pm or, just come and dance on a large floor 9.00-10.30pm. Qualified, v.experienced, patient teachers. Have fun learning or improving! Bar & friendly people. Partner not necessary. Cafeteria Avenida (near Police Station & petrol station) For more info call Eric and Jennifer 95 252 3599 (The Nerja Dance Club) The American International Club is a social club open to all nationalities which spans the area from Almunecar to Torrox and beyond. Activities include tapas runs, monthly excursions, petanque, coffee mornings, dinners and walks. The Club raises funds for Spanish charities and each year makes a significant donation to a local organisation as a way of saying "thank you" to our host nation. Our motto is "If it isn't fun, we don't do it". To join in the fun email: RBL - Los Romanes Branch We now meet on a Monday from 12-2.00pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. We are a small branch with a big heart and welcome all. You do not have to be an ex member of the armed forces to either join or visit. Our aim is to have fun whilst making money for the RBL poppy appeal. Information can be obtained from our website or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 Do you live in Axarquia? Do you like to sing but find yourself singing alone at home or in the car? Would you like to sing with new friends? Why not join us? Bel Canto is a multi-national group from across the region who likes to get together once a week to sing in a variety of musical styles. We meet in Velez Malaga. We have a professional musician to direct us and to help us improve our singing. From time to time, we give public performances, but above

all we take pleasure in singing together. All nationalities are welcomed. If you would like to know more all you have to do is give Louise a call on 952 534 173. If you leave a message with your number I will call you back. (For Spanish call Mariángeles on 952 510 173) Don’t miss this opportunity to make new friends! Vinuela Market - New International & Country Market, every Wednesday 10am. - 3 pm. Great location at Camping Vinuela. Bar Camping next door offering Menu del Dia 7€! - Enjoy the experience of being in the heart of Axarquia and watch the market grow! For more info email: or telephone 650 380 954. Volunteers needed. The Costa Animal Society needs your help, particularly with their efforts at the Sunday car boot markets in Nerja and Almuñecar. If you have some time, and especially if you own a 4x4 or other large vehicle, your assistance in transporting and selling goods on a Sunday morning would be much appreciated as both these markets help raise much needed funds to care for rescued animals. If you can assist CAS in any way - fund raising, airport runs or fostering - please call Wendy at 660 271 984 or Vera at 680 315 880. Coral CoraXalia 2013-2014 season. We are beginning our next musical season and we are inviting new male and female singers to become members. Good atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances, social, events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals on Thursdays 5.30-8pm in Venta Baja (Church). (Turn right at Arkwrights crossroads and follow road for 2km approx. Plenty of on-street parking) Come and join us! For more information call: 669 682 139 (English) or 689 111 352 (Español). 14th, 15th & 16th Restaurante Sabina in Almuñecar are offering a great value St Valentines menu this weekend consisting of three courses and a bottle of wine to share for just 38€ per couple. With a starter of Mousse of Langoustine and Salmon, a choice of Roast Pork with Apples or Sole a la Naranja for mains and a specially selected dessert. On the Friday evening there will be live music with guitar and love songs! Reservations are advised to avoid disappointment. See advert on page 38


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-Torre see Nerja-Malaga times Torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English Services at inglesia de San Miquel (St, Michael's Church) every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May) and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel, Chinasol). There is a short service of Holy Communion Wednesday's at 9.30am in the Church Shop, Calle Malaga, Nerja. Details of how to find the churches are also available in the Church Shop. Priest in Charge: Father Geoff Johnston Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sundays Tel: 952 219 396 Velez-Malaga - Capilla De San Jose, Calle Linares 7, Velez-Malaga. Sundays 10.30. Website Tel 952 407 050 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), and 18.00pm. Sunday anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE) 11am. Morning prayer 1st & 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays. Evangelical - Torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: Torrox Community Church meets at 11.15am on Thursdays for coffee and discussions on current topics. This is an informal church meeting for everyone to join in. At El Ancla, Peñoncillo Beach, a warm welcome awaits you. More info: Minister Rev. J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel.952 532 825 email Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Midweek activities Pilates - Tues midday-1pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Charity shop/books open Wed, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm. Bible Study Thursday 57pm. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 Torre del Mar Evangelical Church (Part of the Spanish Evangelical Church in partnership with Presbyterian Church Ireland) Sunday service in English 11.30am. Picasso Room Hotel Torremar off Paseo Larios Torre del Mar Minister Rev. J. Hartsmith Foy Tel 952 532 825 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. Taxis Torre: 952 540 016, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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


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weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa Tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa & Camping Vinuela Ctr.A356 KM30. Thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral Saturdays: Caleta de Velez , Competa & Benajarafe, Algarrobo Costa, Opp Lidl (1st & 3rd Saturday each month) Sundays: Malaga Consulates Uk Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2º- Malaga 902 109 256 or 913 342 194 ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nº15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 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 Jokes h On a bitterly cold winter morning a husband and wife in Dublin were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the snow ploughs can get through." So the good wife went out and moved her car. A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said, "We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the snow ploughs can get through." The good wife went out and moved her car again. The next week they are again having breakfast, when the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park...." Then the electric power went out. The good wife was very upset, and with a worried look on her face she said, "I don't know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snow ploughs can get through?" Then with the love and understanding in his voice that all men who are married to blondes exhibit, the husband replied, "Why don't you just leave the bloody car in the garage this time." ------------------------------------------------------------Once upon a time, a guy asked a beautiful girl 'Will you marry me?' The girl said, 'NO!' And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted. The End ------------------------------------------------------------Two women called at my door and asked what bread I ate, when I said white they gave me a lecture on the benefits of brown bread for 30

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Jokes h a ha :) Upon arriving home, a husband was met at the door by his sobbing wife. Tearfully she explained, "It's the chemist. He insulted me terribly this morning on the phone. I had to call multiple times before he would even answer the phone." Immediately, the husband drove downtown to confront the chemist and demanded an apology. Before he could say more than a word or two, the chemist told him:-- "Now, just a minute, listen to my side of it. This morning the alarm failed to go off, so I was late getting up. I went without breakfast and hurried out to the car, just to realise that I'd locked the house with both house and car keys inside and had to break a window to get my keys. "Then, driving a little too fast, I got a speeding ticket. Later, when I was about three blocks from the store, I had a flat tyre." "When I finally got to the store a bunch of people were waiting for me to open up. I got the store opened and started waiting on these people, all the time the darn phone was ringing off the hook." He continued, "Then I had to break a roll of coins against the cash register drawer to make change, and they spilled all over the floor. I had to get down on my hands and knees to pick up the coins and the phone was still ringing. When I came up I cracked my head on the open cash drawer, which made me stagger back against a showcase with a bunch of perfume bottles on it. Half of them hit the floor and broke." "Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing with no let up, and I finally got back to answer it. It was your wife. She wanted to know how to use a rectal thermometer. And believe me sir, as God is my witness, all I did was to tell her how!" --------------------------------------------------------------Paddy shouts frantically into the phone "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!" "Is this her first child?" asks the Doctor. "No", shouts Paddy, "This is her husband!"

An old Irish farmer's dog goes missing and he's inconsolable. His wife says "Why don't you put an advert in the paper?" He does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing. "What did you put in the paper?" his wife asks. "Here boy" he replies. --------------------------------------------------------------An American tourist asks an Irishman: "Why do Scuba divers always fall backwards off their boats?" To which the Irishman replies: "If they fell forwards, they'd still be in the bloody boat." --------------------------------------------------------------Two Irishmen are hammering floorboards down in a house. Paddy picks up a nail, realises it's upside down & throws it away. He carries on doing this until Murphy says, "Why are you throwing them away?" "Because they're upside down," says Paddy. "You daft prat," replies Murphy, "save 'em for the ceiling!!"

Saint Stevie The Scouse Section Two kids playing football in a park in Manchester, when one of the kids is suddenly attacked by a rottweiler, luckily the other kid finds a plank of wood and shoves it in the dogs mouth, twists and breaks the dogs neck! A man also in the park witnesses this, he says to the kid i'm a journalist for the Manchester Evening news, I would like to write an article about what just happens. He starts writing a headline "United fan saves friend from dog", The kid says "I'm not a United fan". He starts again "City fan saves friend from dog". Kid says "I'm not a City fan". The journalist asks "Who do you support then", The kid answers "Liverpool". The journalists starts again "Scouse b****** kills family pet!"


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Hey Diddle Riddle

1. What is the softest mineral in the world?

1. What goes up and never comes down?

2. How many square metres are there in a hectare?

2. I drive at an average speed of 30 miles per hour to the railroad station each morning and just catch my train. On a particular morning there was a lot of traffic and at the halfway point I found I had averaged only 15 miles per hour. How fast must I drive for the rest of the way to catch my train?

3. Who wrote 'The Little Mermaid'? 4. Entomology is the science that studies what? 5. In which county is Keswick? 6. Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo to Australia in which year?

3. My first is often at the front door. My second is found in the cereal family. My third is what most people want. My whole is one of the United States. What am I?

7. Where was Dick Turpin executed by hanging?

4. What year comes next in this sequence: 1973 1979 1987 1993 1997 1999?

8. What is the capital of Nova Scotia?

5. Sergi and Sally where sitting in their family room one night. While Sergi was watching T.V his wife Sally was reading. All of a sudden the power went out and Sergi decided to go to bed, but Sally kept on reading. With no use of artificial light, Sally kept on reading. How?

9. The stars you see when you rub your eyes are called what? 10. If a Goldfish is kept in a dark room what colour will it turn?

6. Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught 3 fish. One father said, that is enough for all of us, we will have one each. How can this be possible? 12. How many hearts does an octopus have? Answers on page 107 11. What are the two hottest months at the equator?

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1Gallery in theatre (4)

1Grotesque rain spout (8)

3Dogsbody (8)

2 Ridicule (8)

8Unusual (4)

4 Bee hive (6)

9Housing for ship’s compass (8)

5 Accompaniment to gin (5,5)

11Perinatal medicine (10)

6 Credit (4)

14Untie, relax (6)

7 Timid (4)

15Courage (6)

10 Autocratic, dictatorial (10)

17Shoulder ornaments (10)

12 Get smaller (8)

20Code of conduct, etiquette (8)

13 Urgent (8)

21Japanese rice wine (4)

16 Japanese number puzzle (6)

22Execute (5,3)

18 Heroic (4)

23Men only (4)

19 Grim, uninviting (4)


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1. Trafalgar Square 6. Go travelling 2. Go 7. Sell old unwanted stuff on eBay 3. Fenchurch Street Station 8. Buy a tablet 4. Free Parking 9. Organise photos 5. Marlborough Street 10. Do something for charity 6. Vine Street 7. Kings Cross Station 8. Bow Street 9. Water Works 10. Marylebone Station get Quizical answers 1. Talc, 2. 10,000, 3. Hans Christian Anderson, 4. Insects, 5. Cumbria, 6. 1930, 7. York, 8. Halifax, 9. Phosphenes, 10. White, 11. March, September, 12. 3 riddle Diddle answers 1. Your age, 2. It’s irrelevant! The train is just about to leave the station and there is no way I will be able to catch it this time, 3. MATRIMONY (mat rye money).Which is certainly a "united state"!, 4. 2003: they are prime years, 5. Sally was blind... she was reading a book by Braille, 6. There was the father, his son, and his son's son. This equals 2 fathers and 2 sons! Find The Face answer January (squint your eyes)

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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:

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



w For air Conditioning call Mark at Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar w Professional and reliable servicing, repairs and installation of A/C at competitive rates by a qualified technician.Call Susie or Peter 655 211 192 or visit wChS Cooling and heating Solutions. All makes of air conditioning, serviced and installed. Also Solar Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Call: 655 791 167 or Email: w Matthew Dean Mobile: 644 406 259 email: References or viewings of previously completed works available.

w Matthew Dean Mobile: 644 406 259 email: References or viewings of previously completed works available.

ALES/CRAFT BEER/HOME BREWING w La Domadora y El Le贸n, Craft Beer Store. Spanish & international craft beers. Naturally crafted artisan beers produced by small Spanish & International micro breweries. Take Away & Tasting Lounge, Home Delivery, Wholesale. Call: 952 534 137/610 778 358;,; Huertos, 60, Nerja

ARCHITECTS Licensed in Spain-experienced in Building, Refurbishing, Legalising & Consulting. Speaks fluent: English, Spanish, French & German. Andreas Boden +34 638 82 29 72 Email:

BOAT TRIPS wLuxury yacht Charters Tel: 618 972 139 wCaleta Cruise Club Tel: 634 382 609

BEAUTY & BOUTIQUE wLouise Beauty & Boutique, The Alcaucin side of Lake Vinuela. Call: 951 167 181 or 680 855 030 wThe hair & Beauty Studio Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel, (along from Morenos) Call: 951 204 158 or 693 740 575

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


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The Sentinella Paginas 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 or 659 375 603

BUILDERS wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wJohn housby, Building, Plastering, Tiling & Painting. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414. Email: wLT Construction - is a building company based in the Velez Malaga area. We specialise in all aspects of design, building license application and construction, we have over 14 years of expertise in creating individual building solutions for our clients. Our local knowledge of the land and its soil types - and how best to deal with the challenges posed by them - means that we are the best-suited company to advise you on your building requirements. Call Lee Talbot on 659324586 wNick Turner refurbs All aspects of building work undertaken. Mobile: 679 113 600 Telephone: 952 553 124 Email: wBuilding and Decorating All types of building and decorating work including tiling, plumbing, electrics, painting and any welding jobs etc.. Call for a free quote: 606 656 008

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

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

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

CARERS/AGENCIES wLady experienced in care of the elderly in their own homes. Written references available. Tel: Monica 648 049 486

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: w Matthew Dean Mobile: 644 406 259 email: References or viewings of previously completed works available.

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

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

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

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

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

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DRIVING SCHOOL Professional Quality Outdoor Misting Systems. Affordable & fits any areas. Discourages flying insects. DIY or pro install. Tel: 693 777 065

wValerio Driving School, British Instructor. Legally Qualified in Spain. Theory to Practical. Call Shamím 695 07 14 49

DAMP CONTROL w“The Master Sealer” Damp Proofing & Plaster professionals, 20 years+ exp. 10 year guarantee on our damp proofing system. Fed up with flaking paint & plaster? Have it replaced & rectified once & for all at competitive prices. Call: 655 211 192

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

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, 5 Star dental car you can trust. Now at Periana, Caleta & Canillas de Aceituno. Call Ian on 691700587 to consult about treatment, clinic location and arrange suitable appointments. Same personal service with gentle treatment a priority. wDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at Spanish prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German, Spanish and Italian. Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 10-5pm

DIGGER HIRE wFor hire Mini Digger, Bob Cat, JCB, cheap rates. Call: 644 391 799

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

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician. For all your electrical needs and problems. Fault finding/Lighting and Power/Electric gates and Intercoms/Pool and water Pumps, Rewires/Upgrades. Over 40 years exp. Tel Stefan 610 048 919 wElectrician - All jobs from a socket to rewires, Fault Finding and Intercom Systems. Call Andrew 618 640 155 Email: wSparkinspain - Electrical installations and maintenance. Local from Nerja to Velez-Malaga and inland to Competa and Frigiliana. Call Colin 951 242 449 or Mob 666 707 297 Web:

EST AGENTS/PROPERTY RENTALS wSpanish Management Puente Don Manuel, Vinuela (next to the Farmacia) 666 135 516 or 650 702 258 Web: Email:

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wFleming Properties, Pasaje Dr. Fleming, 1, Nerja. 952 524 140 or 637 278 306/606 087 362, waxarquia Properties S.LCall; 626 038 851 or 952 436 Email: wBuy a home Spain/rent a home Spain, Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar. (Opposite the bus station) Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website:



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

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

wred Palm Beetles, Wasps, Ants, Woodlice, Mice, Rats and all pests. Processionary Moths. Call us for treatment and disposal of these garden problems. Tel: 634 431 099 wPool and garden maintenance. Good rates Call Keith 952 554 514 / 674 526 968



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The Sentinella Paginas GARDENING (cont) wMaintenance of gardens and Swimming Pools. English, German and Spanish speaking 26 year old. Call David: 656 775 928 wgardener with degree in gardening. Studied at the Laboral University in Malaga. Offers his services for; complete design, layouts, pruning and maintenance, including swimming pools and irrigation systems. Tel: Dany 647 009 101

GREETINGS CARDS wSpanglish Cards. Stocking our cards could not be simpler & does not cost you a cent. Display spinners supplied free. Market traders X stock available. New designs. Spanglish dual language cards stocked. Customise your cards with your own logo or photo. Email: Tel:617 979 640

HEALTH & BEAUTY wweight Control - Herbalife Independent Distributor, Bea Savory, 95 253 4795 (business opportunity also available): wweight watchers Meetings in English. Nerja and Vélez. Call Candace on 952 549 607 or 626 672 493 for further info. Email: ware you overweight, suffer weight-related health issues like diabetes? Do you lack energy? Right Food Choices Nutritional Coaching can help you. Learn to control your blood sugar & lose weight permanently in 1 easy coaching session. For a free 20 min consultation call Janet on 61 89 89 125, Skype janetvandam or wEsencia Natural cosmetics, incense, soaps, perfumes, makeup, face & body products and herbal tea. Avd Andalucia, 51, Caleta de Velez Call: 615 289 624 Email/Facebook

HEALTH SHOPS wrincón Natural Nerja: natural remedies, organic food, natural skincare products, spelt husk pillows, incense, feng shui crystals & tibetan bowls. Alternative therapies: personalised weight control coaching, massages, craneosacral therapy, metamorfic technic, beauty treatment AgeLoc. C/ Carretera 1, Nerja. Tel: 952 523 503

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

wChS Cooling and heating Solutions. Solar Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Also air conditioning servicing and installations. Call: 655 791 167 or email: winfrasol infrared heating We are suppliers of infra-red heating systems for your home or Business, Stops mould. Reduces Condensation. Cheap to run. Contact us on 951258010 / 635445279. Try before you buy. Email:

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

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

HOUSE CLEARANCES 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. Contact Ernie or Martin 616 812 765 / 690 854 154

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

INSURANCE winsurance Essential Cover SL provide all types of insurance for your personal and business needs - Over 15 years’ experience in UK and Spain. Call Gaynor on 951 390 700 Email: or visit our website:

INTERNET SERVICES Fast and Reliable, no land line required, free installation in ALL areas, unlimited download, free telephone calls worldwide. Avenida La Pancha, Edificio San Andrés, local 1-3, Algarrobo Costa, 29750 Malaga, 951 239 888, email:, 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//

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The Sentinella Paginas INTERNET SERVICES (cont) wTooway Fast internet for everyone. SuperFast 18 MB Satellite Internet available anywhere. Tel: 667 440 632 Fast Reliable 3G Internet for Home & Away. Spain's largest national networks. All you need is reasonable mobile phone signal. Contract or PayGo Tel: 693 777 065

INTERNET TELEVISION (IPTV) winternet Television Systems - watch your favourite TV shows using your broadband connection (min 2 m/b and unlimited).. Different packages to suit most needs and budgets... Email: Web: wiPTV television No frills just like the good old days but up to date TV service. Tel: 951 390 567

fun and cuddles. Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: wSeacrest kennels and Cattery in Nerja. Doggy Day Care – Long Term Boarding: Contact us at 95 252 1426 More than 15 years experience in caring for your pets.

KITCHENS w Matthew Dean Mobile: 644 406 259 email: References or viewings of previously completed works available.

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



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

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:

IRONWORK wwrought iron gates and bars made to order, also repairs, painting and onsite welding. Please call Steve for a quote 633 374 619

KARAOKE whire a kwizoke+ Entertainment system for 7 nights of entertainment. Go to fill in the fiorm on the ‘Contact Us’ page for a demo. Or email:

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

MACHINE HIRE wSaxon SL JCB Digger Hire. New machine Good rates. Velez Malaga. Call: 678232253 or 662398372

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

MASSAGE AND YOGA wEssere, personalised massage therapy and yoga therapy in Calle Colon, 6 Nerja. By appointment only 722 105 740 or - 13 years helping people all around the world.

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

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


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wSimpleCare: a perfect way to access affordable private healthcare services at a fraction of the normal cost, specialist consultation from €24, annual membership €59., Tel 952532023, email

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 “The Master Plasterer” 20+ yrs Exp. Plaster and Rendering, coving, wall stitching and nylon matting specialist. Tel Darren 693 712 475

METALWORK wSteelwork, stainless steel, staircases, balustrades, gates, grills, repairings, etc. Call for a free quote 606 656 008 wMetalwork made to measure - Gates, Doors, Rejas. M.O.T. welding and on-site repairs. All areas. Also building work. All work guaranteed. We support the Axarquia Animal Rescue Charity. Andy: 952 517 502 or 676 719 066

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

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

NURSERY EQUIPMENT wNursery Needs An established, quality nursery hire service for when babies & small children come to visit. All orders come with a free toy for the duration of the hire, please phone Dawn on 627 931 360 wkiddies Cots and Things to hire. In Spanish Management Cruz de Periana, Puente don Manuel, Tel: 666 135 516

OPTICIANS wheiko by heiko, Avda Andalucia 119, Torre del Mar 952 967 923

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

PHYSIOTHERAPY wSanne Mortensen Sibree-Paul, BSc (Hons), MCSP, Spanish registered, Col no 2066. El Morche/Torrox Costa. Experienced UK trained physiotherapist offering post-operative rehabilitation andtreatment of general musculo-skeletal conditions. Also Master's in Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions, male and female. 626 152 756

PLUMBERS wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares. wandy Mann Uk Corgi-registered Domestic Water and Gas services. All areas covered. Combi boiler technician. Emergency Breakdowns Tel: 633 875 588 Email: wClima madrid, sale of materials, installations and repairs, air con, plumbing, solar panels, pools, heating, Ind, Punto Limpio, Nave 3-6, Nerja, 649 318 333,

PORTRAITS wPortraits commission in graphite, oil or pastel. View past commissions plus original oil paintings of local harbour/urban scenes ( Call Brian 645406804

PRINTER INK CARTRIDGES wink Cartridges for all makes of Printers. Original or Compatible. Tuesdays: Jardines del Trapiche Market. Fridays: Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel or call for free delivery 627 242 977 email:

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: wanubi Estate agents specialising in long term property rentals, C/Antonio Millon 6, Nerja, 952 526 230, 609 930 662,,

QUAD/ATV HIRE wSpectacular quad/atv routes. For all ages with or without experience. Alcaucin-Periana-Viñuela area. or call Frank 649 661 184.

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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: wTransportation to Uk to Spain to Uk. Whole van loads or single items. Good rates. Regular trips. Also local removals. Call Graham: 620 353 594

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

RENT A CAR wrent a Car Estrella rent Delivery and collection at Malaga airport or in your location. Automatic cars. Unlimited kilometers, full insurance, VAT and additional driver included. - 952 511 209

RESTAURANTS wTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar) Avenida Andalucia,Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 wTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 / 667 934 731 wTaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra Vacional - 340 next to Post Office. 952 534 972 / 634 051 635 wrestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831 wCasa de rosa El Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa. Opening hours - 9.30am - Close Kitchen open all day (Closed Mondays) To reserve call: 952 96 76 55

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

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

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

VETS wDr. Pet, the Vet of your pets. Molre than 30 years experience. Vaccinations, surgery, home calls and all advise in order to keep your pets healthy and happy. Speaking English, Dutch and Spanish. 646 357 637 Office: Pasaje Santa Margarita, Torre del Mar.



wTotal Satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wSky Costa Certified aerial/satellite installer. For all your satellite needs. Call for a free no obligation quote: 667 440 632 or email:

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:

SATELLITE T.V. (Continued) wSky Shop Torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wSat. Co. BBC & ITV for free & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call Tom 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm wTechno-Vision Satellite TV, Centro Comercial El Zoco, Nerja. Tel: 952 520 946 / 657 066 782 & 658 511 811. Visit our online shop at Email:

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

WINDOWS & DOORS w Matthew Dean Mobile: 644 406 259 email: References or viewings of previously completed works available.

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

WOODWORK wSunshine woodwork and Building Services. Woodwork, building, plastering, bricklaying etc. Free quotation, no obligation. Call: 606 510 479.

avda. andalucia, 125-a, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 601 / 649 123 068


ref.: 3581

Nice detached house (3 beds, 2,5 baths/150m2) in a quiet urbanisation, south orientation, with sea views, 80m2 terrace, private garden, 2 parking places, community pool and gardens, walking distance to the beach

Price: 210,000â‚Ź Benajarafe

ref.: 3582

Nice flat (2 beds,bath/78m2) near the beach and with magnificent views to the sea, furnished, fitted kitchen, own parking place, communal swimming pool and gardens, 3 min from the motorway

Price: 136,500â‚Ź UrgENTLy looking for properties for sale


FP0928 A bright, airy, top floor, studio apartment with a south westerly aspect only 50 metres to the beach near the lighthouse in Torrox Costa

ONLy 75,000€



A totally reformed and modernised 4 bedroom village house in the centre of the village with a delightful roof terrace and views to the sea




TO LET UNFURNISHED. A modern, 150m2, three bedroom villa with pool on over 7,000m2 enjoying panoramic views above Iznate

600€ per month

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

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