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The Sentinella No 65

Axarquia Edition!

All you need for ‘info on the go’

January 10

arkwrights the British store & more

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The little mag that fits in your bag for ‘info on the go’

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From the Ed..

Happy New Year to all our readers and advertisers. Let’s hope that 2010 is a prosperous one for us all, full of joy, happiness, love and laughter. Is it just me, or has Mr Frost paid a trip to Spain this last few weeks? As I sit here writing this I am wearing three jumpers, have the heater cranked up full blast, am sipping a cup of char, and I can STILL feel the chill in the air. Oh well, only a few months of the cold weather left, before summer takes our hand and leads us into warmer days. As I write this, I’m feeling rather excited because I have recently discovered ‘subliminal messaging’ software for my computer. I simply set this to play all the time I’m tapping away and short messages flash across the screen every two seconds. The beauty of subliminal messaging is that you don’t need to consciously concentrate to read the messages. They are absorbed into the powerful subconscious and after 21-30 days the messages are accepted as reality in the brain. The info centre in our head literally hotwires these new beliefs, and the result manifests into your life days, weeks, or perhaps months later. Considering all I have to do is hit ‘play’ every time I switch on my computer, there’s minimal effort on my part, yet maximum results. The subliminal messages include sentences such as ‘I grow healthier every day’, ‘I choose to accumulate wealth’ and ‘I am amazing’. The beauty of most subliminal software is that you can also enter your own affirmations / beliefs and set them to flash across your screen in the order that you choose. Coupled with goal setting, plus daily meditation and visualisations, it provides that last boost needed to change the results in your life.

a taste of what’s inside this Month

strange News.................Page 4 Useless Facts...............Page 20 Dates For Your Diary...Page 36 top tens.......................Page 39 amazing animals.........Page 40 Postcard From.............Page 76 spanish Food................Page 78 star signs.....................Page 99 whats On....................Page 100 Puzzles.......................Page 104 Jokes..........................Page 106 Front Cover by ‘Katie’. See her work at

CONtaCt Us: Editor - keidi keating - 610 976 284 Email: sales - kami - 664 210 468 Email: Deposito Legal Ma-1435-2005 No part of this publication, including pictures may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent. The Sentinella accepts no responsibility for alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors. So there! The Sentinella is eternally dedicated to Colin Checkley, the founder and editor of The Sentinel Magazine. May he rest in peace. (Born; 1960 Died; 2004)

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts A couple of books I’d recommend reading on the subject include ‘Having It All’ by John Assaraf, ‘Ask And It Is Given’ by Jerry and Esther Hicks, and ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ by Robin Sharma. The latter book teaches the rules we should follow every day to enjoy a happy, fulfilling life, which is also on purpose. It’s all very well setting New Year’s Resolutions, but if your beliefs are out of sync with what you commit to achieving, then sorry, but come January 15th you will most likely join the masses as you break them for the tenth year running. Try the daily recipe cocktail of mind enhancers above and by the end of the year you’ll see profound changes in your life. And from then on, every December you’ll KNOW that the resolutions you make for the coming year will definitely NOT be broken. Handy Hint: Before your ‘beliefs’ have you dismissing the above as ‘rubbish’ or ‘yeah right, whatever’, why not try it first, eh?

Keidi Keating x

Editor (of the original little mag)!

strange News Meet Mr Monster Munch A man so obsessed with crisps that he eats them for breakfast, lunch and dinner has changed his name to Mr Monster Munch. Chris Hunt, a plumber, starts the day with packet of pickled onion Monster Munch, has a roast beef Monster Munch sandwich for lunch and a Flamin' Hot flavour bag for dinner. The 26-year-old finally changed his name by deed poll after being dared to by friends. Mr Munch, of Evington, Leicestershire, said: "I don't think they thought I would go through with it - but now I demand to be called either 'Monster' or 'Mr Munch'." He is so obsessed with the corn snack that he has even devised recipes to include Monster Munch in rice and pasta 4

dishes. "I know it's a bit extreme, but I make sure I eat a balanced diet and I run 35 miles a week and train in the gym three times a week." A ‘Round-about’ Way To Live A homeless woman created a luxurious tent home - with a solar shower and satellite TV - on a city centre roundabout. Sharon Simpson, 35, lived on the Pentagon island in Derby for five months without anyone realising she was there. The mother-of-seven started out with just a one-person tent - and ended upwith a TV, DVD player and solar shower. She said: "It was lovely - there were times when I just sat in the tent watching TV. You can find all sorts in skips. One man's junk is another man's treasure." Cave The Way To A Better Life! Two penniless brothers, who are so poor they live in a cave, could be set to inherit a share of a £4 billion fortune. Zsolt and Geza Peladi live in the cave outside Budapest, Hungary, and sell scrap they find on the street for pennies. Now they and a sister who lives in America are said to be on the verge of inheriting their grandmother's massive fortune after a life of poverty. They learned of their good fortune after homelessness charity workers in Hungary were contacted by lawyers handling the estate of the brothers' maternal grandmother who died recently in Baden-Wurttenberg, Germany. "We knew our mother came from a wealthy family but she was a difficult person and severed ties with them, and then later abandoned us and we lost touch with her and our father until she eventually died," said Geza, 43. Under German law however direct descendents are automatically entitled to a share of any estate. Now the brothers are obtaining copies of their mother's death certificate and proof of their family connection before travelling to Germany to claim their inheritance.

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Common sense! An Obituary printed in the London Times:

beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: -Knowing when to come in out of the rain; -Why the early bird gets the worm; -Life isn't always fair; -and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than Not many attended his funeral beyou can earn) and reliable strategies cause so few realised he was gone. (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 year old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a stu(Monday to Friday) dent; but could not inform parents when Open every day a student became pregnant and wanted 12.00 - 16.00 to have an abortion. 18.30 - 24.00 Common Sense lost the will to live as Avda. Andalucia,35 Bajo 29750 the churches became businesses; and Algarrobo-Costa (Malaga) criminals received better treatment than Tel: 952 551 439 or 665 167 060 their victims. Common Sense took a 6

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New Year Quotes Happy 2010!!!! The New Year may be a significant event for many people. But the absurdities of the celebration cannot escape a sceptic's mind. What better way to start a New Year than with a hearty laugh after reading the quotes below: Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. Bill Vaughan Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year's resolution. Jay Leno An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays

up to make sure the old year leaves. Bill Vaughan Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. Oprah Winfrey I'm a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser. Tony Knight! A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other. Anonymous The proper behaviour all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to. P. J. O'Rourke

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British Child support agency The following were all replies that British women have put on Child Support Agency forms in the section asking for the father’s details. These are genuine excerpts – Be sure to check out number ten! 1. Regarding the identity of the father of my twins. Child A was fathered by Jim Munson. I am unsure as to the identity of the father of child B, but I do believe he was conceived on the same night. 2. I am unsure as to the identity of the father of my child as I was being sick out of a window when taken unexpectedly from behind. I can provide you with a list of names of men I think were at the party if this helps? 3. I do not know the name of the father of my little girl. She was conceived at a party at 36 Grand Avenue, where I had unprotected sex with a man I met that night. I do remember the sex was so good that I fainted. If you do manage to track down the father, can you send me his phone number? Thanks. 4. I don’t know the identity of the father of my daughter. He drives a BMW that now has a hole made by my stiletto in one of the door panels. Perhaps you can contact BMW service stations in this

area and see if he’s had it replaced. 5. I have never had sex with a man. I am awaiting a letter from the Pope confirming that my son’s conception was immaculate and that he is Christ risen again. 6. I cannot inform you of the name of child A’s dad as he informs me that to do so would blow his cover and that would have cataclysmic implications for the British economy. I am torn between doing right by you and right by the country. Please advise. 7. I do not know who the father of my child was. All squaddies look the same to me. I can confirm he was a Royal Green jacket. 8. Peter Smith is the father of child A. If you do catch up with him can you ask what he did with my AC/DC cds? 9. From the dates it seems that my daughter was conceived at Euro Disney: Maybe it really is the Magic Kingdom. 10. I am unsure as to the identity of the father of my baby, after all when you eat a can of beans, you can’t be sure which one made you fart.

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the Poison Fruit Apples and Wine Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they’re amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Now men… men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp the s*** out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

Leather! It’s an interesting take on life isn’t it Did you know this about leather dresses? Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress, a man's heart beats quicker, his throat gets dry, he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally??? Ever wondered why? It's because she smells like a new CAR!!

Dance Classes The “Move it to Music” Ladies celebrate their friendship with a glass of Bucks Fizz!

Left to Right: Jean, Pamela, Sheila, Sue, Naomi, Jo, Donna, Mandy, Glynis, Joan Pictured above are the regular participants of the “Move It! To Music” dance fitness classes.. This friendly bunch of ladies are encouraging readers of The Sentinella to come and enjoy the fun. They assure a very warm welcome. Classes are 5€ and start Saturdays at 11am from January 9th at Time Sport Gym, in Nerja. For further information email: or call 675 846 217.

report Cards These are real comments made by teachers on their student report cards. 1. Since my last report, your child has hit rock bottom and has started to dig. 2. I would not allow this student to breed. 3. Your child has delusions of adequacy. 4. Your child is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot. 5. Your son sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them. 6. The student has a "full six-pack" but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together. 7. This child has been working with glue too much. 8. When your daughter's IQ reaches 50, she should sell. 9. The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming.

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Linea Directa Línea Directa, a company designed to assist your needs Línea Directa is aware of the difficulties that a foreigner can experience when residing in Spain, such as, little or no knowledge of the language, Spanish legislation, legal requirements and procedures. For this reason, Línea Directa seek to ensure that matters related to car insurance are made easier, particularly during the handling of an insurance claim. As Línea Directa is based on a direct service without a middleman (intermediary), it is able to learn and understand first-hand about their customers’ problems and concerns and offer practical solutions to help address their customers’ requirements. Thanks to the excellent service provided by Línea Directa, their customers can proceed to report an accident in a direct and simple manner, in English or German, and having at their disposal a breakdown vehicle (tow truck), usually within one hour of the accident occurring. Other interesting advantages that Línea Directa can provide to their clients, include: - Assistance to drivers under the age of 26. This gives free assistance for those drivers under 26 years old, who have

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consumed alcohol, or find themselves indisposed to drive. It allows for their vehicle to be towed back to the driver’s house and a taxi provided for the driver back to his or her place of residence, at no additional cost. This service is provided as long as the pick-up area and the driver’s place of residence is located within a distance of 25 kilometres, and operates from midnight to 07.00 a.m., seven days a week. - Integrated Medical Treatment: Towards the end of 2004 Línea Directa launched the Integrated Medical Treatment for all policyholders. Working through a network of private medical practices, it guarantees that customers who have experienced personal injuries during a car accident, are offered a complete medical check-up. This is a totally free service and at the disposal of both the driver of the insured vehicle and any passengers inside the vehicle at the time of the accident, irrespective of whether the driver is the innocent or responsible party in the accident. For more information on these services and insurance, phone Línea Directa on 902 123 104. See main advert opposite

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Rashid and his team Sunday - Buffet 1pm - 4pm are determined to continue offering his Adults - 9.95€ 3 courses €5.95 excellent cuisine. Chidren under 12 - 5.50€ with vegetable curry Now even better value (inc. starters, various mains, €6.95 with meat / prawn curry for money!! vegetarian, rice & bread)

Special Menu Monday to Thursday - 8.95€ Pappadam, Onion Bhajee / Vegetable Pakora / Vegetable Samosa, Chicken, Lamb, Prawn / Vegetable Vindaloo / Balti / Jalfrezi Tikka Masala / Korma / Dansak - Pillau Rice / Naan / Tea or Coffee Avda Anadaluica, Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 Open: 12.00 - 16.00 18.00 - 24.00 everyday

Internal medicine, Surgery, Acupuncture, Odontology, Plant medicine Naturvets Cómpeta, Avda. de La Constitución 15, 29754 Cómpeta, Tel: 952 553 850. Naturvets Benajarafe, Crta. Málaga - Almería km 164, 29790 Benajarafe, Tel: 952 513 207 Mobile for both: 617 001 723 - Homepage: Please call for an appointment.

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

We offer safe, tranquil accomodation for your cat. Our pens are safe and secure but with all the comforts of home, making it very cosy. Only 20 mins from Torre del Mar, inland towards Vinuela, Campo Cats is a short 2 min drive from a main tarmac road which gives very good access. We welcome inspection visits where we can discuss your cat’s personal needs. (A 10% discount will be offered on your first booking) We only accept cats that are fully vaccinated. Also, we can provide a collection and delivery service. For further details, call Linda on: 665 510 735

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Not PC

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British Humour (politically very incorrect) Please it’s just for fun

With combined experience of more than 21 years of building in Spain.....

SPolice in London have found a bomb outside a mosque. They've told the public not to panic as they've managed to push it inside. STwo Asian heroin addicts have injected themselves with curry powder by mistake - both are in intensive care.... One has a dodgy tikka and the other one is in a korma. SDuring last night's high winds an African family were killed by a falling tree. A spokesman for the Birmingham City Council said 'We didn't even know they were living up there'. SAsian Minorities in the UK have complained that there is not enough television shows with minorities in mind, so Crimewatch is being shown five times a week now. SI just saw that Harry Potter film. A bit unrealistic if you ask me. I mean, a ginger haired kid, with two friends? SI had a mate who was suicidal. He was really depressed, so I pushed him in front of a steam train. He was chuffed to bits.

Wearing helmets make no sense!

Pete Hillier and Simon Spettigue, of Hands On Constructions, have undertaken general building and house reforms in the mountain and coastal resorts of Andalucia. They run a legally registered construction company and they can handle all aspects of building, from the simple to the complex. As well as completing building projects, Pete and Simon can assist with all the initial aspects, from design consultations with the client, to liaising with architects and town halls, organising building permissions, and translating. Their many years of experience in the building sector mean they can be trusted to navigate their way around the paperwork at each stage of the process, making life easier for those who may not know the system, or speak the language. Equipped with their own skip lorry and pick-up truck, Pete and Simon can collect and deliver materials, and have good working relationships with suppliers. This means they can source materials at reduced prices. For those who want to undertake their building or gardening projects themselves mini-skips are available for hire on a daily basis. Pete can deliver materials / top soil, or leave a skip for you to fill with rubble. Their work does not stop with the construction of a property. They offer a full service through to a finished project, involving tiling, plumbing, electrics and carpentry, plus fitting kitchens and bathrooms. No project is too small or too large. Pete and Simon combine quality, reliability and high standards with fair prices. Whether you are considering a new kitchen, a pool, an extension, or a completely new home it’s worth contacting Hands on Constructions who can be trusted to deliver a quality service, as many clients are willing to testify. Pete: 620 193 435 / Simon: 639 469 701 See main advert on page 69

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Useless Facts wThe fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia.

wThere is a restaurant in Stockholm that

extremely sensitive to sound vibrations. By flicking its tongue, a snake can pick up sound waves-so a snake 'hears with his tongue...sort of!

only offers all-garlic products. They even have a garlic cheesecake.

wAll the swans in England are property

wThe largest employer in the world is

wAnteaters prefer termites to ants.

the Indian railway system in India, emplying over 1.6 million people.

w500,000 tonnes of dog excrement are

dumped annually on the streets of Paris.

of the Queen.

wAny Female bee in a beehive could

have been the queen if she had been fed the necessary royal jelly. All female bees in a given hive are sisters.

wTo make one pound of butter, 29 cups of milk are needed.

wAt birth a panda is smaller than a

wA leech has 32 brains.

w107 incorrect medical procedures will

wThe Dutch are known to be the tallest people in Europe.

wFrench speaking residents of Belgium are called Walloons.

wIn downtown Lima, Peru, there is a

large brass statue dedicated to Winniethe-Pooh.

wA donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.

wA dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours. wA snake has no ears. But its tongue is

mouse and weighs about four ounces.

be performed by the end of the day today.

wA bolt of lighting can strike the earth

with a force as great as 100 million volts.

wA canton is the blue field behind the stars.

wA fierce gust of wind blew 45 year old Vittorio Luise's car into a rover near Naples, Italy, in 1980. He managed to break a window, climb out and swim to shore--where a tree blew over and killed him. wA normal raindrop falls at about 7 miles per hour.

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De Cotta Law Drink Driving By Myles G. Jackson - an English Lawyer with De Cotta McKenna y Santafé As some of you are aware, Spain has rather strict drink driving laws, allowing a mere 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per millilitre of blood. This is significantly less than the 0.8mg/l currently allowed in Britain. Further, professional drivers such as Eddie Stobbart and recently qualified learners are subject to an even stricter 0.1 mg/l limit. On occasion I hear ‘I know when I am over the limit and when I’m not’. Correct on the first count if you are floundering just putting the key in the ignition and probably correct on the second, if you haven’t had a drink for, say, 24 hours. For the rest of us, such authoritative presupposition may be safely dismissed as absolute claptrap – as indeed it always is by the Presiding Magistrate who so happens to hear your excuses, be they by way of defence or mitigation. One’s alcohol/blood reading is dependent upon a wide ranging number of variables, such as the quantity of alcohol imbibed, its alcoholic proof, over what time span, whether you have eaten, when you ate, what you ate, are you on medication, what sort of medication, your physique, your size, your body’s metabolic conversion rate and so on. All such factors are key and wholly dependent upon the particular individual concerned. Indeed, it is correct to say that there is no correlation whatsoever between your ability to ‘hold your drink’ and your ability to suppress your alcohol/blood reading. If you’re over the limit, you are over the limit, hollow legs or not. Penalties for drink driving vary from a 22

fine, points off your licence, withdrawal of your licence and even imprisonment. Necessarily, the higher the reading, the stiffer the penalty. Likewise, serial offenders can expect a rougher ride next time up before the local Magistrate on the Monday morning. But what if you have a UK licence, be it the old green variety or the new EU photocard pink licence? Well, the Spanish authorities cannot impose points on such licences nor can they ban you from actually driving outside of Spain. Any Spanish ban will only apply to driving on Spanish public roads. So the moment you cross the Pyrenees you’re free to drive (subject to your having a licence and not having been banned by the French authorities). But a word of warning. A central record is kept and any such penalty will be logged with trafico, the Spanish equivalent of the DVLA. So were you to disregard any Spanish ban, upon being stopped by Mr. Guardia Civil, whether over or under the limit, his in-car computer will tell him as much and your fate will rest in his handcuffs. If you wish for more information on this particular topic, or you would like to discuss any matter raised therein, contact Myles Jackson or Reyes Gomez Llorente, De Cotta McKenna y Santafe, on 952 527 014. Offices in Mijas Costa, Coín, Nerja, Granada and Tenerife. De Cotta McKenna y Santafé Calle Diputación, 6-2º-A 29780 Nerja Málaga Spain Tel.: (+34) 952 52 70 14 Fax: (+34) 952 52 34 28 email: website: See main advert on page 61

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Network Update The new-look ‘The Sentinella’ website is now launched and BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE! Check the site for international news direct from Reuters as it happens, plus news from the Spanish Costas, which will be updated regularly. If you have any news or information to report please email it, together with images if you have them, to for inclusion on the site. Businesses / advertisers will be pleased to note that our goal throughout 2010 is to offer our clients MASSIVE VALUE FOR MONEY. From now on all advertisers who stay with us for six months or more will receive a free Business Finder listing on The Sentinella website. Look out for other bonuses and benefits com-

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Bar atila In the pueblo of Puente Don Manuel, near Viñuela, there’s a thriving expat community and in the lower half of the village, across the bridge, much of that ‘thriving’ goes on in the local bar – Bar Atila. Bar Atila has been run by Jo and Paul for over a year and since they took over it has gone from strength to strength. Jo and Paul have encouraged numerous events and activities centered around the bar and many locals see Atila as the hub of their social life. Bar Atila isn´t just for expats. Many Spanish also frequent the bar and no day would be complete without the arrival of old Pepe who likes to sit and have a ´vino blanco´ with his amigos. With a packed calendar, Sky TV showing all major sporting events and a ´Happy Hour´ every weekday from 6 till 7, Bar Atila has something for everyone. If you feel like a ‘Dancing Queen’, want to ignore ‘Doctor’s Orders’ and get those ‘Legs Eleven’ moving, then Monday night is for you. That´s right, Monday night is Bingo Night! This could be your night to be ‘Top of the Shop’. If you want to tax your brain then Tuesday night is Quiz Night! There’s a new quiz each week, which covers a range of general knowledge and includes a picture and music round. During the evening you’ll get a shot at the ‘Bingo Rollover’ with its accumulating pot of prize money. One night Kim handed over a prize of over €600! New teams are always welcome, but it’s advisable

to let the bar know you´re coming. On Wednesday morning Bar Atila hosts Spanish lessons for beginners and in the afternoon there´s a regular pool club playing doubles ‘winner-stays-on´. The bar has an English-style pool table and a number of keen players. So if want to join in the banter, pot a few balls and ´hustle´ you’ll be made welcome. Friday night is bowling night. Throughout the summer there was a regular Friday tournament outside with cash prizes. So how about the winter months? Why, Wii bowling of course! Come along for a ´virtual´ strike or two?! Bar Atila has an extensive menu of freshly cooked food and a children’s menu. ‘Chef Paul´ likes to add a little spice to the proceedings so maybe you’d like to try the cajun or jerk chicken, made to his own recipe, or one of the mouth-watering, homemade curries. Atila is also renowned for its choice of delicious Sunday Roasts. Every now and then the bar puts on a ‘special’. The recent jamon boiled in cider then roasted with a honey and mustard glaze was to die for! As a centre for the local community, Bar Atila has a serious side and has organised and hosted a number of events for charity. Many thousands have been raised for a variety of worthy causes. With good food, entertainment and a friendly atmosphere, Bar Atila has a lot to offer and Jo and Paul will always do their best to make you feel welcome. See advert on page 52

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Jennie and Barry would like to wish all existing Country Cousins a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Thankyou as “YOU DO CARE”

Many Country Cousins live here in Spain returning to the UK frequently or every now and then for two weeks or more assignments. If you are interested in earning between £930 - £1,185 for 15 days (one client) or £1,005 - £1,530 (two clients) by becoming a Country Cousin, please call Jennie or Barry for more information on: 625 807 504 or 952 115 305 (evenings) 24

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Beware scam! Please please please - make yourself aware of where this is happening AND tell your friends! Over the last month I became a victim of a clever 'Eastern European' scam while out shopping. Simply dropping into Mercadona in Torre del Mar for a bit of shopping has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends. Here's how the scam works: Two seriously good-looking young men with foreign accents come over to your car and help pack your shopping into the boot. They then both start cleaning your windscreen. Their firm young bodies bulging out of their skimpy vest tops. It's impossible not to look. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they'll say 'No' and instead ask you

for a lift to another store, in my case, Super Sol in Velez Malaga. You agree and they both get in the backseat. On the way, they start undressing, and both get completely naked. Then, when you pull over to remonstrate, one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts kissing you, touching you intimately, and thrusting himself against you, while the other one steals your purse! I had my purse stolen November 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, 24th, and 29th. Also December 1st, 4th, twice on the 6th, three times last Saturday and very likely again this coming weekend. So Be Warned! P.S. Lidl have purses on sale for 1.99â‚Ź each, Aldi's are only 1.75â‚Ź and lookmuch nicer :)

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Book Excerpt Sol Searching – A Fun-Filled Tale of a Modern Girl’s Move to the Costa del Sol – tells of Keidi Keating’s quest to make friends, meet the man of her dreams and find a job (starting this wonderful magazine)! An excerpt from Sol Searching is printed below: Taken from the chapter entitled Bad Luck. As my relationship with Dave the mountain climber progressed I learnt more about what made him tick. I found it hard to fathom his obsession with the temperature. He recorded the morning and afternoon degrees Celsius every day onto a graph on his computer. “Why do you that?” I asked. “It’s really so that if anyone says it’s definitely colder now than it was this time last year, I can check my graph and tell them that actually they’re wrong.” He went on to say that last year in Lanjarón the temperature was under thirty degrees for X amount of days and over thirty degrees for Y number of days. The information darted in one ear and out the other. “I also make a note of the wind speed” he said. After an adequate pause the conversation continued, this time broaching a different subject. “I’ve made a mosquito repellent” he said, a tad too excited. “Great!” I said, trying to sound enthusiastic. “It’s a secret recipe so I won’t tell you what’s in it, but it really works. I rubbed it all over me earlier. A mosquito landed on me for just a second or two then flew away. It takes a while to make though. I’ve had it sitting here in the sun for a week or so.” ‘Why don’t you just go and buy some,’ I thought. ‘Much quicker and much less hassle.’ “It sounds really cool” I said. “You’ll have to show me when I see you next.” At the time I didn’t realise that would mean smothering my entire body in the smelly, 26

greasy concoction. “Go on, rub it all over,” he said as we sat around his swimming pool. “You won’t get bitten, it’s a proven formula. I’ve been testing it all week.” By the end of it I felt like I had been rolling around in an oil-rig and I sure didn’t smell too hot; a cross between a mouldy garlic clove and a bottle of vinegar. Dave had some odd traits, but I put them down to his age. Maybe when I reached forty-three, I would start recording the temperature every morning and inventing strange concoctions too. Sol Searching can be purchased online via or It is also available from The Sentinella stall at the Tuesday Country Farmer’s Market, and from Arkwrights in Puente don Manuel.

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torrox Costa Let’s have a look at what’s going down in Torrox Costa in January 2010. Enjoy an afternoon quiz at Café Bar Nautico on the 12th and 26th January. It starts at 3pm, entry is free, and there are nibbles and prizes galore. There is also an evening quiz on the 2nd Friday of each month and the next one is Friday 8th January from 7.30pm. Warm yourself up with one of their delicious Winter Price Meals. A breakfast starts from only 3€. Guido Bauer is a family business, now celebrating its ten year anniversary. Their main offices are in Centro International Block 76, on the ground floor. There you will find the friendly team, who speak Spanish English and German. Guido Bauer is not only an estate agents, but they are also property managers and rental agents, who provide translation services, insurance services and rent a car. They are open everyday from 9.30 – 14.00 and 16.00 – 20.00 and Saturdays from 10.30 – 14.00. Their motto is ¨ Guido Bauer; Once a client, always a client.” At Flamenco fusion you can enjoy a professional Flamenco show with world famous flamenco dancers, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7-11pm APP deal with sales and rentals throughout Axarquia. All languages are spoken and competitive commission rates offered. For a full blown work out and to help stay in shape, or lose a few pounds this New Year, join Ladyzonely Gym (but only if you’re a lady)! If you're after beauty treatments or pampering this New Year pay a visit to The Wellbeing Centre and if you need medical advice / treatment, Simple Care is there to help and advise. For dining the choice is vast, but fine

eateries at the top of your list should include The Light of India for a bit of spice, or when traditional British cuisine takes your fancy, Lew’s Fish & Chips. At The Hideaway Restaurant (International Steak House) enjoy a steak cooked exactly how you like to have it cooked. Also offering fish, poultry and vegetarian meals. For all your office supplies, there’s no better place to call than Office Supplies itself. Lynne and John sell ink cartridges, plus stationary, including envelopes, staples, paper clips and more… Finally, if you’re a computer lover APP informatica is now open, selling and servicing laptops and PC’s. See details for all these outlets on pages 28 and 29

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Dates for the Diary Monday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Bingo 8pm. Call 685 552 529 Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 2pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Dale 600 783 870 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call: 685 552 529. Every Tuesday Quiz night Bar Triana, Triana. Call: 618 373 316 Every Wednesday Evening Modern Jive Dancing. Held at Restaurant Horto Malaga, on the main N340 road, Torrox Costa. Starts 8.30pm. Modern Jive dancing with tuition. Open to single men, women or couples. Tel: Jacqueline 658 729 274 Every Thursday Evening Dovestones Trio. Vocal Jazz and Pop, 11.00pm in “SABOA”, Torre del Mar (opposite the tram station), Call 627 398 511 for details. Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Quiz night from 8.30pm with cash prizes. APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every month. Call 952 544 362 Every Thursday Evening Morenos, Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel Karaoke with Baz. Call: 686 730 377 or 620 347 716


Every 2nd Thursday of the month, Curry night at La Vaqueria. Heaps of delicious traditional Indian food for just 8.35€ Bring your own booze and enjoy a fun economical evening! C/Arroyo Limon, Benamargosa Reservations 952 517 273

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Dates for the Diary Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel, Call: Dale 600 783 870 The Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month from October to May with lectures on the local area and Spanish history. Meetings are at the Nerja Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, at 11.30, for a small consideration of €6. All lectures are in English. For further information, call Jill Christian-Smith on 952 538 526/664 760 405 or Boot sale on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, at Restaurant El Pantano, A356, Km30 overlooking Lake Vinuela. Call: Spanish 619 471 301 or English 669 600 419 Every Sunday Evening Morenos Bar, Jammin night from 7pm, Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel. Call: 686 730 377 or 620 347 716 Every Sunday Quiz night The Garden Bar, Vinuela Call: 665 070 281 / 618 496 269 February 14th Ribhouse Torrox Costa. 5 course candlelit dinner 7.30pm for 8pm Telephone for more information on: 95 253 2369 or 696 516 534

Del Boy’s Dodgers Continuing our feature on certain businesses that The Sentinella no longer have any association with. We can once again gladly report that we do not have anything to print in this section.


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top 10’s Top ten tallest buildings in the world 1. Burj Dubai, Dubai UAE (818m, 162 floors) 2. Taipei 101, Taipei Taiwan (509m, 101 floors) 3. Shanghai World Financial Centre China (492m, 101 floors) 4. International Commerce Centre Hong Kong (483m, 118 floors)

Top ten highest earning Hollywood ladies in 2008 1. Angelina Jolie, 34, $27 million 2. Jennifer Aniston, 40, $25 million 3. Meryl Streep, 60, $24 million 4. Sarah Jessica Parker, 44, $23 million

5. Petronas Tower 1, Kualar Lumpar Malaysia (452m, 88 floors)

5. Cameron Diaz, 36, $20 million

6. Petronas Tower 2, Kualar Lumpar Malaysia (452m, 88 floors)

6. Sandra Bullock, 44, $15 million

7. Nanjing Financial Centre China (450m, 89 floors)

7. Reese Witherspoon, 33, $15 million

8. Willis Tower, Chicago United States (442m, 108 floors)

8. Nicole Kidman, 42, $12 million

9. Guangzhou West Tower China (440m, 103 floors)

9. Drew Barrymore, 34, $12 million

10. Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai China (420m, 88 floors)

10. Renee Zellweger, 40, $10 million

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amazing animals This month we take a look at that giant, yet surprisingly timid mammal, the Rhinoceros‌ rhinoceros' horn is not a true horn. True horns are attached to the skull; a rhino's horn is made of keratin fibres (the main component of human hair and nails) and grows from the skin.

up for its acute hearing and sense of smell. In fact, its olfactory passages — responsible for smell — are larger than its entire brain.


uThe Sumatran rhinoceros is the smallest and most primitive of the five rhino species, and the closest living relative to the woolly rhinoceros, which went extinct around 10,000 years ago. uThe

rhinoceros belongs to a once extremely diverse super-family that includes aquatic rhinos, pig-sized rhinos and the giraffe-sized Indricotherium, one of the largest land mammals to ever live. With its massive body, tough plate-like skin and one or two horns projecting from its snout, the rhinoceros appears never to have evolved from its prehistoric ancestry. The rhino takes up residence in the savannas of Africa and the grasslands of Asia. Most species are solitary and nocturnal browsers. Although they appear ferocious, rhinos are actually timid.


the wild, adult rhinoceros have few natural predators other than humans. Young rhinos can fall prey to predators such as big cats, crocodiles, wild dogs, and hyena. It has also been reported that a large Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) was seen taking a black rhino while it was drinking from a river; whether other species of rhino may fall prey to these large reptiles is unknown. Although rhinos are of large size and have a reputation of being tough, they are actually very easily poached. Because it visits water holes daily, the rhinoceros is easily killed while taking a drink.


White or Square-lipped Rhinoceros is, after the elephant, the most massive remaining land animal in the world, along with the Indian Rhinoceros and the hippopotamus, which are of comparable size.

uAll five species are endangered mainly due to over-hunting for the prized horn. China dispenses the ground up horn as a drug to reduce fevers, and in Yemen the horn is carved to create dagger handles. Although protected, habitat loss and poaching continue to contribute to its demise. uThe rhinoceros' poor eyesight is made



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happiness! It's not difficult to make a woman happy. A man only needs to be: 1. A friend 2. A companion 3. A lover 4. A brother 5. A father 6. A master 7. A chef 8. An electrician 9. A carpenter 10. A plumber 11. A mechanic 12. A decorator 13. A stylist 14. A sexologist 15. A gynecologist 16. A psychologist 17. A pest exterminator 18. A psychiatrist 19. A healer 20. A good listener 21. An organiser 22. A good father 23. Very clean 24. Sympathetic 25. Athletic 26. Warm 27. Attentive 28. Gallant 29. Intelligent 30. Funny 31. Creative 32. Tender 33. Strong 34. Understanding 35. Tolerant 36. Prudent 37. Ambitious 38. Capable 39. Courageous 40. Determined! 41. True 42. Dependable 43. Passionate 44. Compassionate Without forgetting to: 45. Give her compliments regularly 46. Love shopping 42

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One Liners To put a smile on your face this New Year!

I phoned the local ramblers club today but the bloke just went on and on.

I met this bloke with a didgeridoo and he was playing Dancing Queen on it. I thought ‘that’s Aboriginal’.

The recruitment agency asked me ‘What do you think of voluntary work?’ I said ‘O wouldn’t do it if you paid me.’

This lorry full of tortoises collided with a van full of terrapins. It was a turtle disaster.

I told my mum that I’d opened a theatre. She said, ‘Are you having me on?’ I said, ‘Well I’ll give you an audition but I’m not promising you anything.’

I told my girlfriend I had a job in a bowling alley. She said ‘Tenpin?’ I said ‘No permanent.’ I went to a pet shop. I said, ‘Can I buy a goldfish?’ The guy said ‘Do you want an aquarium?’ I said ‘I don’t care what star sign it is.’ I went into a shop and I said, ‘Can someone sell me a kettle?’ The bloke said ‘Kenwood’ I said ‘Where is he then?’ I went to the doctor. I said to him ‘I’m frightened of lapels.’ He said ‘You’ve got cholera.’ I met the bloke who invented crosswords today. I can’t remember his name. it’s P something T something R. I was reading this book today, The History of Glue. I couldn’t put it down.

I phoned the local council today. I said to them, ‘Can I have a skip outside my house? He said, ‘I’m not stopping you!’ I visited the offices of the RSPCA today. It’s tiny: you couldn’t swing a cat in there. I bought a train ticket to France and the ticket seller said ‘Eurostar’ I said ‘Well I’ve been on telly but I’m no Dean Martin. I went to the local video shop and I said, ‘Can I have Batman Forever?’ He said ‘No you’ll have to bring it back tomorrow.’ A waiter asks a man, ‘May I take your order, sir?’ ‘Yes’ the man replies. ‘I’m just wondering, exactly how do you prepare your chickens?’ ‘Nothing special, sir. We just tell them straight out that they’re going to die.’

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BEM idiomas

Happy New year to all you lovely readers! Here we are again; a New Year, new dreams, and time to make those New Year resolutions. Which one will you go for this year – stop smoking, cut down the drinking, lose weight or learn Spanish?! Well I have had to choose a different one this year. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink much, if I lost weight I would waste away, and I already learn Spanish!! Last Christmas (Three Kings night) my husband and I were invited to a Spanish family’s house to celebrate. They were horrified that we wanted to go home after the procession and sweet throwing. I politely declined the offer, as the thought of spending time with a Spanish family, who spoke very little English,


frightened me. However, they managed to persuade us in the end and we had a lovely evening. There were some awkward silences, but we could have had an even better time if my husband and I had taken the time to learn Spanish over the two years we had lived here – so our own fault really. But after a year of learning Spanish at BEM idiomas, Velez Malaga, I am now quite excited at the thought of being invited again this year. I feel confident with both speaking and being understood. So what are you waiting for? Start your New Year by making a difference to your life here in Spain. Learn Spanish at BEM idiomas with lovely, friendly tutors. Contact Viviane who will discuss your needs and book you on to the right course. With their many different learning methods it’s great fun and you’ll be speaking Spanish in no time at all. Call Viviane: 952 54 92 33 BEM idiomas, Camino Viejo de Malaga, 12C, Velez Malaga See main advert on page 94

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Essex This is an invaluable guide...... for those of you that are planning to venture into darkest depths of Essex. Alma chizzit - A request to find the cost of an item

Garrij - A building where a car is kept or repaired "(Oi, Darren, I fink the motah needs at go in the garrij cos it aint working proper)” Ibeefa - Balaeric holiday island

Amant - Quantity; sum total “(Thez a yuge amant of mud in Saffend)”

Lafarjik - Lacking in energy “(I feel all lafarjik)”

Assband - Unable to leave the house because of illness, disability etc

Reband - The period of recovery and emotional turmoil after rejection by a lover “(I couldn't elp it, I wuz on the reband from Craig)”

Awss - A four legged animal, on which money is won, or more likely lost “(That awss ya tipped cost me a fiver t'day)”

Eye eels - Women's shoes

Saffend - Essex coastal resort boasting the longest pleasure pier in the world. The place where the characters from TV's, popular soap opera, Eastenders go on holiday

Furrock - The location of Lakeside Shopping Centre

Zajjerate - To suggest that something is bigger or better than it actually is.

Cort a panda - A rather large hamburger

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What a year 2009 has been! Let’s look at Mr Stockmarket’s results, below: 3125 Sepura, Bought 32p, Now 42p, Profit £312 3125 Huntsworth, Bought 32p, Now 63p, Profit £968 1428 Ferrexpo, Bought 70p, Now 190p, Profit £1713 1250 Northgate, Bought 80p, Now 223p, Profit £1787 2222 Trinity Mirror, Bought 45p, Now 150p, Profit £2333 1098 Bank of Ireland, Bought 91p, Now 130p, Profit £428 3030 BATM, Bought 33p, Now 47p, Profit £424 1562 Northern Foods, Bought 64p, Now 65p, Profit £15 1030 D S Smith, Bought 97p, Now 128p, Profit £319 2564 Cap& Reg, Bought 39p, Now 38p, Profit £102 2222 Yell Gp, Bought 45p, Now 41p, Loss £88

Are you planning a trip to Oz? Hope you like our cute furry BIG friends!!

The profit for the year was £8,109, for an outlay of £10,000 – that’s almost 82 per cent – not bad eh?! So now for the first share of 2010. Mr Stockmarket chooses Synergy Healthcare and has bought 152 at 655p each. “This company delivers a range of specialist services to healthcare providers and other clients concerned with health management,” he said. 48

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authors Publish Your Book They say there’s a book in all of us, and for budding authors out there who dream of having that book published, Pen Press could bring those dreams true in 2010. Independent publishers in the UK for fourteen years with many success stories to tell, they now have a rep regularly in Nerja to meet with authors and chat about their projects. The publishing industry is changing as big publishers pursue their passion for all things ‘celebrity’ and therefore guaranteed to sell in huge quantities. Budgets for new, untried authors are consequently smaller or non-existent. More and more writers are choosing not to wait in the vain hope that they will be discovered, but are joining the thousands of authors who have self-published and made themselves known – Jane Austen, Beatrix Potter, Roddy Doyle, GP Taylor, and Booker Prize winner Pat Barker, to name just a few. Reporting on the success of our own author Peter J Murray, snapped up by Hodder for a five-book publishing deal after selling 20,000 copies with Pen Press, The Daily Telegraph said “DIY publishing is the new route to a bestseller.” Just as the music industry embraces new bands that go out and do it themselves - hire a studio and cut a disc to tout round - so the publishing world is finding similar gems that might otherwise have remained hidden. Pen Press have experience in helping authors at all levels with packages starting from 5 books for family and friends for a 70 euro budget; print on demand

production with ISBN and availability via Amazon; through to full publication with marketing support, sales and distribution. They are the chosen suppliers of books for Virgin Atlantic for their in flight kids’ pack, with 750,000 copies of Alfie’s Adventures sold to date – proving that by using the contacts and experience of Pen Press, with hard work and perseverance anything is possible for the new author! Contact managing director Lynn Ashman via email:, phone 633 350211, or visit the website See main advert on page 74

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here it is again, the beginning of a new year, when we all vow to start afresh and with the excesses of the festive season alarmingly evident on our midriffs. The first new years resolution that usually comes to mind is to diet! Along with giving up smoking, chocolate, alcohol, keep bedroom tidier, clean car, etc. So overwhelming are some of these promises we make each year, I have decided not to bother. The only chance of success for someone who struggles with consistency is to do a similar sort of thing but on a monthly basis. So during 2010 I plan to share my good intentions with you every issue! During January, we at La Vaqueria are making a concerted effort to go greener; we already recycle, use floor mopping water for the outside plants (My Greener Family cleaning products do not contain any chemicals harmful to plants) and the water from a leaky tap waters the indoor plants! We only go to town once a fortnight to shop, everything else is bought in Benamargosa, thus lowering emissions. Now we have decided that lowering our electricity consumption is the way forward this January. I have been looking at sites on the internet to try and find information on lowering ones carbon footprint in the Axarquia, but with very little success. I would be extremely grateful if anybody who has come across any interesting sites, could e-mail me links to Also, I would appreciate comments on the possibility of a monthly craft fair in 50

Benamargosa. The mayor was so impressed with last month’s Christmas Bazaar that he would like me to think about organising a monthly craft fair and put Benamargosa on the map as the Axarquia’s centre of arts and crafts. Please e-mail me your thoughts and comments. In the shop this month we are holding a mosaic workshop so check the website for details and don’t forget the curry night, which falls on January 14th, and the sales. There are huge price slashes on old stock to make room for all of the new goodies I have ordered to liven up your craft rooms! With lots of new embellishments for card making, papers for all sorts of crafts, glitters, ribbons and sparkling braids there is something for everyone. I will keep the reduced prices throughout January so do drop in and enjoy a good rummage! Last month I attended several markets and a very impressive craft fair in Malaga organised by the Junta de Andalucía. It was very enjoyable with many fabulous stalls of skilled artisans’ work on display, from wood work to pottery, leather to jewellery, painting to needlework, the quality of the hand crafted goods was very high. But most of you wouldn’t have gone, as it was not advertised at all in English. I am hoping to change that in the future, so keep on reading La Vaqueria Diaries for information on a lovely day out. I wish you all the best in 2010 and good luck with those resolutions! See advert opposite.

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Happy New Year from Jo, Paul & Family

Food served daily Mon - Fri 10am - 9pm Sat 12pm - 9pm Sun 1pm - 5pm

Throughout January we will be closed on Thursdays

Winter Special 2 meals for 8€ (excluding curries & steaks) SKY ESPN Sunday Roasts SPORTS 3 courses 9.95€ Choice of Lamb, Beef, Pork or Chicken LARGE SMOOTHIES & COCKTAILS AIR CONDITIONED Monday nights - 8.00pm - Bingo (starts 18th Jan) Tuesday nights - 8.30pm - Quiz Friday nights - 8.00pm - wii Bowling (starts 8th Jan) Happy Hour - Mon - Fri 6pm - 7pm FOOTBALL 4pm Premiership game every Saturday Champions League, Europa Cup ChiLDrEN iN NEED We raised 400€ for Children in Need. So a BIG thank you to everyone who contributed

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w Doors w Windows w Sun Blinds w Mosquito Nets w Shower Doors w Blinds w Shutters El Cruce de Periana, Edf. Alzabel Bajo No. 3, Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin

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Pool covers, rollers & heaters

Sales ] Service ] Installation ] Free Quotations Comfort cooling & heating solutions (domestic & commercial) ] Refridgeration repairs Pool heat pumps ] Pool covers & rollers ] Solar hot water & heating solutions ] Latest inverter technology air conditioning service, prices start from as low as 600â‚Ź, all makes & models available

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Reformed Town House with 3 flats The 3 flats have 3 bedrooms each, kitchen and bathroom each. 2 are 90 m² and 1 is 85 m² and a large terrace of about 100 m². Very nice sea views.

250,000€ BENagaLBON aLtO ref: 2759

Nearly new house of 250 m² on plot of 8,500 m² - with separate guest house of 50 m² - 3 beds, lounge, American kitchen, 2 baths, closed inner patio, study, pool, BBQ, garden, several terraces, double garage, about 4 km to the beach, very nice views



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House with fantastic views of about 200m2 on plot of approx. 500m² - 1st floor: 2 beds each with en-suite, 1 wc, huge lounge with woodburner, modern kitchen, balcony. Ground floor: 2 beds, 1 en-suite, lounge, office, big cellar of 50 m², several terraces, private pool, 200m from beach



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Nearly new house of 210 m² on plot of 600 m² with a separate apartment 4 beds, modern kitchen, 4 baths, private pool, several terraces, garage, about 2 km to the beach, very nice views



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Luxury Chalet (finished in 1 month) of about 310 m² on plot of 780 m² - 6 beds, 3 baths, kitchen with eating place, storerooms, very big lounge, several terraces, pool, air cond., central heating, solar energy, water deposit of 6,000L, BBQ, garage/cellar of 200 m², 80 m to the beach. With extraordinary views


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THE HAIR & BEAUTY SPuente T UdonDManuel IO

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Pedicures w Manicures w Collagen Facials w Massage w Hopi Ear Candles w Reki w Waxing w St Tropez Self Tan Treatment w Reflexology and Lots More!!

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Qualified Hairdressers From January, Emma Davies & Emma Louise Keeble will be joined by Georgie South & Karen Preece. We are now open 6 days a week Mon - Sat and also late nights by appointment only

JANUARY - Wednesdays all day & Thursdays 5pm - 8pm Wash, Cut & Blow Dry ONLY 15 €

For all Hair Appointments call: 693 740 575 N E W - Nail Extensions by Sophie


The Hair and Beauty Studio is moving in January ‘10, but not too far away. The new Studio will be located between the Butchers and Morenos. Date to be confirmed. Please call Sarah if you have an appointment booked in January and we have not contacted you with the moving date.

Sarah; 647 875 223

January tips Take advantage of the winter to do all the tasks that can’t be done during the summer months: Paving, Re-landscaping, Flower beds, Irrigation, Rockery walls, Drainage, Water features, Stairs, Pebbles, etc.

Save up to 50% compared to conventional retaining walls

Dry-stone Gabion Walls Do it yourself  or we supply and erect Up to 50% saving against conventionally  built stone walls Do it yourself kits supplied with full instructions and advice  or we can supply and erect using our own fully qualified staff. All products delivered direct from the manufacturer in the UK

No planning required No architects drawings No long waits for building licences No sand or cement needed

Suitable for landslips, retaining wall solutions & ornate landscaping All Gabion baskets are guaranteed for over 50 years against corrosion Gabions act as natural drainage so no water diversions are necessary

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CONstrUCtiON & hirE Parajae Los Rosajes S.L. Alcaucin English: 696 547 646 Spanish: 636 219 689 Time served NHBC Builder with 40 years experience in Construction POOLS, EXTENSIONS NEW BUILDS, BRICKWORK TILING, PLUMBING ELECTRICAL SEWAGE & WATER TANKS PLASTERING CONCRETE & STONE WALLS MATERIALS SUPPLIED MACHINE HIRE (with or without driver) Ask to see our work why break your back? small digger / leveller for hire Perfect for garden etc. ONLY 90€ a day (8 hours) Delivery free in Lake area

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PLEasE NOtE that UNtiL FUrthEr NOtiCE OUr OPENiNg tiMEs FOr wiNtEr wiLL BE:

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Have your headlights gone opaque/yellow? Now the darker nights are here have them professionally cleaned and refinished. ************************ Specialist CAR aircon repairs and service. DON'T wait till it stops working call today. Have your aircon and headlights done together for a special price. Both services fully mobile. 951 321 446 / 616 264 067

No more mowing, watering or dead spots! Artificial grass is the solution for a unique ground covering. For more info or a free quotation

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Vista La Maroma

Self catering Apartments in the heart of La Vinuela village 2 self catering apartments Apartment 1 - 1 bedroom sleeps 2 150€ per week Apartment 2 - 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms sleeps up to 6 - 250€ per week Both apartments have air conditioning & satellite tv Tel: 952 519 095 Mob: 666 396 562 E-mail:

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The Sentinella team would like to wish all our readers & clients old and new a very happy & successful New Year From Keidi, Kami, Tony, Michelle & Hayley

Here’s to 2010!!!

Linguability English Language Courses Are your children reaching their full potential in their English Language learning? Qualified and experienced tutors One to one and group classes for adults and children. We also offer Business English and specific areas of study where students need extra help. Please telephone for further information, rates and availability

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Las Yucas, Avda Andalucia 64, Torre del Mar and aLMaYatE


Beautiful plot of 2.500m2, very close to town and only 2 km from the beach, with a ruin of 73m² - Escritura. rEDUCED


PUENtE DON MaNUEL ref.:1468 Wonderful townhouse (169m2), 3 beds, 1 bath, 1 toilet, ff kitchen, parquet floor, courtyard, several terraces, beautiful mountain views, big garage and storage room rEDUCED €199,000 triaNa ref.:2238 Beautiful country house (93m2) with fantastic sea & mountains views, 3 beds, 2 baths, A/C, wood burner, ff kitchen, sep. guest apartment, private pool, 4.300m2 plot, mains water, good access. rEDUCED €199,000 arENas ref.: 1782 Beautiful villa (129m2) in spanish style, marvellous mountain views, 3 beds, 2 baths, ff kitchen, fire place, A/C, jacuzzi, very well tended garden with almond trees (3,200m2 plot) rEDUCED €210,000

telephone: 952 965 724 :: 649 123 068

CaNiLLas DE aCEitUNO ref.: 1482 Superb country home (178m2), fantastic views, 2 beds, 2 baths, furnished, A/C, double glazing, log fire, marble heating, big terrace, fitted wardrobes, huge garage, 7,000m2 plot OFFEr €299,000 aLMaYatE ref.: 1000 Beautiful villa (200m2) with spectacular sea views, several terraces & roof terrace, 4 beds, 2 baths, double glazed, fire place, A/C, fitted wardrobes, private pool, partly furnished, indep. guest apartment, tropical garden (532m2 plot), carport rEDUCED €375,000 riNCON DE La ViCtOria ref.: 1569 Marvellous villa (312m2) with fantastic sea and mountain views, 3 beds, 2 baths & toilet, high quality furnished, jacuzzi bath, fire place, various terraces, swimming pool (9x5), garage for 3 cars, garden (500m2 plot) with irrigation system, only 900m from the beach. rEDUCED €499,000 BENaJaraFE ref.: 1029 Beautiful villa (180m2) with indep. guest apartment, 4 beds, 2 baths, furnished, huge salon, SAT-TV, fire place, A/C, BBQ, bodega, private pool, several terraces, garage, tropical garden - irrigation system, private tennis court (1,500m2 plot), 100 m to the beach rEDUCED €599,000


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Nerja Nerja is located 53 kilometres east of Málaga on the Costa del Sol. It’s a pretty and interesting town, built on a cliff above numerous sandy coves. In the summer months the population swells to quadruple what it is at any other time of the year. There is also a lot to do in Nerja. Visit the caves, sunbathe on Burriana Beach, jump on the Wally Trolley (mini train), take a horse and cart, or watch the beautiful sea views from the Balcon de Europa. Dining in Nerja is made easy with the vast selection of quality restaurants, including The Codfather for traditional British fish and chips! If health food is your thing, then there is a wide range available from Rincon Natural. For computer needs visit Ink and Chips, selling ink cartridges, notebooks, customised computers and more. They even deliver direct to your home! If you need a new outfit for the festive season then Casa Moda Natural is worth a visit. It’s the boutique with the special touch. If you need a new hairdo Peluqueria Marily is the one – a unisex hair salon in the Hotel Rui Monica. Marrelo Solutions S.L. is handy for all your legal concerns, including property sales and rentals. Get in shape for the New Year at Venus Gym, a private members health club. Come to Venus Gym three times a week for six weeks and you’ll lose centimetres. If not, get your money back! Log on to for property sales, long term rentals and holiday rentals or try and sell your property direct via - offering online marketing coverage to advertise your property worldwide, sav-

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Blonde Fair

Every blonde in the world gathered in Wales for a 'Blonde fair' to show the world that all blondes aren't dumb.To prove they are clever, one blonde lady went on stage and had to answer a maths question live on television. "Okay," said the manager, "you have to answer this correctly to prove you are clever. What is 5 times 5?" The blonde was worried. "Uh...58? ""No, the answer is 25." But the blonde crowd was angry and they shouted, "Give her another chance, GIVE HER ANOTHER CHANCE!" The manager agreed. "Okay then, what is 10 minus 3?" The blonde smiled. "4 of course!" "No, the answer is 7" The crowd again wanted her to try again. "Give her another chance, GIVE HER ANOTHER CHANCE!" "Alright," said the manager, "but this is the last chance. What is 2 plus 2?" The blonde thought for a while then said, "uh...4?" The manager started to congratulate her, "Well..." but he was interrupted by the crowd that were shouting. "Give her another chance, GIVE HER ANOTHER CHANCE!" 75 call 664 210 468

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A Postcard From… Jan and Arthur Berry, from Caleta de Velez, recently took off for a safari in Kenya, Africa. Read about their holiday in this ongoing series…

What happens when you ask kids to write to God Dear God, Thank you for my baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy. Joyce, age 5

So it was back to the Voyager for the rest of our holiday. Although we had sat in a van for four days we were quite exhausted, so were looking forward to just Dear God, lying by the pool. We joined in the afternoon games, took long walks on the Are you really invisible? Or is it just a sandy beach, swam, ate and drank. trick? Then we started all over again the next Brian, age 7 day! We soon came to the conclusion that monkeys can tell the time. Every day Dear God, at 4pm tea, coffee and cakes were If we come back as something then served by the pool. This was the signal for half a dozen monkeys (one with a please don’t let me come back as Jenbaby clinging to her tum) to appear and nifer Horton. I hate her. snatch food from the plates of the un- Denise, age 6 wary. After a few days we wanted a change of Dear God, scenery so we visited Haller Wildlife If you give me a genie lamp like Aladdin Park a short drive from the hotel. It was brilliant, a bit like a mini safari, but on had, then I will give you anything you foot. A guide took us on a one-and-a-half want. Apart from my chess set, or my hour tour, pointing out animals, insects money. and vegetation along the way. It was Adam, age 7 here that we discovered why a lot of the monkeys running around our hotel had Dear God, bright blue testicles. It was the mating season and blue testicles apparently at- I went to this wedding and they kissed in tract the females! One of the big attrac- the middle of the church, is that ok? tions was feeding time. We could Neil, age 6 hand-feed the giraffes and watch the hippos and crocodiles being fed. One hippo, Dear God, Owen, was washed up on a beach after In the bible times did they really speak the Tsunami and brought to the park where he befriended one of the huge tor- that fancy? toises, Mzee (Swahili for “wise old man”) Jessica, age 6 aged one hundred and thirty years. However when they brought in another Dear God, hippo, called Cleo, Owen shunned Please put another holiday in between Mzee. A book has Easter and Christmas. There is nothing been written good there anymore. about them Ginny, age 7 named Owen and Mzee: Dear God, The true story Did you mean for the giraffe to look that of a remark- way, or was it an accident? able friendLisa, age 5 ship. 76

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Drink sensibly! 15 signs you Drank too much 15 - You spent Sunday night in jail for cow-tipping with your pickup truck. 14 - Although armed with fire extinguishers, friends stood at a safe distance as you blew out your birthday candles. 13 - Thanks to you, Jack Daniels stock is up 151/4 since Friday. 12 - Boris Yeltsin called personally to ask you to slow down on the Stoli. 11 - For some reason, there's salt on the rim of your basketball goal. 10 - Your name is Otis and Sheriff Andy has brought you some of Aunt Bea's pancakes.

6 - Absolut Vodka wants to run an ad featuring a picture of your liver in the shape of a bottle. 5 - Yet again, dry cleaner employees greet you with, "Hey, it's Vomit Man!" 4 - The doorman asks for your I.D. just to see how long it'll take you to find your trousers. 3 - Your liver, in a fit of pique, leaps out of your abdominal cavity into a pan of frying onions. 2 - Worried friends call Monday morning to make sure you returned the goat. 1 - You're now sober enough to realise "Drink Spain Dry" is a slogan and not a personal challenge.

9 - For the money you spent on Thunderbird, you could've bought the car. 8 - You're now the proud inventor of the "Slim Jim": Ultra Slim-Fast shakes made with Jim Beam. 7 - Answering machine full of warnings from Coach Switzer.

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spanish Foods This month we gobble up Spanish foods beginning with the letter D – there aren’t many by the looks of it! Dorada This is one of the many types of fish sold in supermarkets and restaurants. I never know which is which as they all taste similar to me. No, I’m in no way a fish connoseiur! Datiles Better known by as guiris as ‘dates’. Not the kind where you meet a member of the opposite sex for fun and frolics, but the dried fruit kind which you put in your mouth and chew. I find they go especially well with a pot of mint tea. Donut These yummy cakes are now popular

throughout the worl. Many donut shops, have began cropping up all over Spain, the most recent in the El Ingenio shopping centre, Velez Malaga. You’ll find it upstairs. My eyes are automatically drawn in its direction every time I pass. Dulce Because of the lack of foods, I’ve had to resort to words associated with food, so dulce, or ‘sweet’ fits the bill. Desayuno The most important meal of the day – breakfast! Have you had yours?! Destornillador - A blend of vodka and orange juice, perfect for those evenings when you fancy moving off this planet and on to a different one!


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Puppy New Year The top 12 New Year's Resolutions made by pets 12. Have a torrid one-night stand with a street mutt. 11. Try to understand that the cat is from Venus and I am from Mars. 10. I will no longer be beholden to the sound of the can opener.

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4. Grow opposable thumb; break into pantry; decide for MYSELF how much food is *too* much. 3. Get out of the castle more, maybe swim counter-clockwise this year. 2. January 1st: Kill the sock! Must kill the sock! January 2nd - December 31: Relive victory over the sock. and the Number 1 New Year's Resolutions Made by Pets... 1. I will NOT chase the damned stick unless I see it LEAVE HIS HAND.

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To some Bjorn Heidenstrom is totally off his rocker. He is travelling around the world collecting as many football shirts as he can get his hands on. Bjorn set off from the Nobel Peace Center, in Norway, on June 2009. He plans to arrive in Cape Town by May 2010. At the end of his journey the shirts will be sewn together and exposed every day at the World Cup, South Africa 2010. And he’s going to all that effort to raise awareness of the 43 million refugees in the world. “I have been almost universally treated with respect and friendship throughout my trip,” said Bjorn. “I loved my time in Spain. The people are great, I collected a huge numbers of shirts and then there was the weather. Three weeks ago I was tenting in minus one in Luxembourg in a damp sleeping bag on the side of a muddy hill. 28 degrees makes everything much sweeter!” So far almost 500 football shirts have been collected and with more coming in all the time, Bjorn is confident that he will reach his goal of 2010 shirts. When asked what football team he supports Bjorn said: “Diplomatically, any team that gives me a shirt or offers me friendship!” We’ll keep you updated on Bjorn’s progress here at

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Free Meals Get your emailing fingers at the ready as there are meals up for grabs!!! The Sentinella are giving away 25 FREE meals at El Salmon restaurant*, Torre del Mar. All you have to do is be one of the first 25 people to email: requesting a meal and simply take the printed reply to El Salmon to be used within the month of January’10 only. *Meal is a ‘Menu del Dia’ when eaten with another paying diner. For further information call: 664 210 468 See advert on page 111

Bumper stickers A collection of funny quips one might find on the back of a motor CAUTION: Your daughter might be on board

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Impotence - Nature's way of saying "No hard feelings."

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Try not to let your mind wander - It is too small and fragile to be out by itself.

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Heart Attacks - God's revenge for eating his animal friends.

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Film review New Moon The moon may be new and the director may be different, but otherwise, the second installment of the "Twilight" saga remains faithful to its 2008 beginnings. “New Moon" finds heroine Bella Swan caught in a tricky triangular relationship with Edward Cullen and Jacob Black. Not wanting to give away too much of the plot, brooding Bella is having a tough time where both males are concerned, and it turns out that Jacob's been keeping a little secret of his own. Once again, the three young leads give committed performances, with Jacob Black allowed a larger share of the spotlight this time around. Stewart's Bella remains a sturdy anchor, and if they were ever to give a best supporting nomination for hair gel, Pattinson's particular brand would be a shoo-in. Among the newcomers to the "Twilight" saga, Michael Sheen, who played an enslaved werewolf in the "Underworld" pictures, is given the opportunity to vamp it up as Aro, the 2,000-year-old leader of the Volturi. New Moon is dark, mysterious, ocassionally surprising. And there’s no doubting that teenagers (and a selection of adults) the world over will lap it up.

sky Card News The great Sky changeover People keep asking me the same question: ‘What do I do, when my Sky card needs changing?’ Over the next six months or so, most blue cards in Sky Digital Boxes will need to be exchanged for white cards. For those with a card registered at a UK address, the new card will automatically arrive in the post at that address. If your card has been issued under a locally administered contract here in Spain you will need to contact the original local provider, who should then obtain the new card for you. For those who have cards without an address, at some point a message will appear on your television screen saying, ‘insert your new Sky Viewing Card. At this time you will also lose some channels from the main menu. What can you do next? Contact a Sky installer who will then provide you a new card, as and when they become available. As an alternative why not take the opportunity to change your receiver for a new High Definition FreeSat Digital Receiver? This will not only give you a High Definition picture for free but also means NO CARD, NO SUBSCRIPTION and NO CONTRACT. This means there is no need to worry about this card changeover or any future card changes that may occur. For more information on the changeover, go to channel 998 on your Sky remote handset. This will explain what to do with your new card when it arrives. Article submitted by Sat.Co Tel: 657 484 853 See advert on page 42

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For the Boys The following is a certain man’s journey of life about the opposite sex I just thought I’d write in to warn younger readers not to make the same mistakes I have made on the woman front… When I was 14 I hoped that one day I would have a girlfriend. When I was 16 I got a girlfriend, but there was no passion so I decided I needed a passionate girl with a zest for life. In college I dated a passionate girl but she was too emotional. Everything was an emergency; she was a drama queen, cried all the time and threatened suicide. So I decided I needed a girl with stability. When I was 25 I found a very stable girl but she was boring. She was totally predictable and never got excited about

anything. Life became so dull that I decided I needed a girl with some excitement. When I was 28 I found an exciting girl, but I couldn’t keep up with her. She rushed from one thing to another, never settling on anything. She did mad, impetuous things and made me miserable as often as happy. She was great fun initially and very energetic, but directionless. So I decided to find a girl with some real ambition. When I turned 31 I found a smart, ambitious girl with her feet planted firmly on the ground and I married her. She was so ambitious that she divorced me and took everything I owned. I am now older and wiser and I am looking for a girl with big tits!! Mr Cunningham, Nerja

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Number fifteen in our A-Z list is an amalgamation of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf...

From its name most of you will know that The Blarney Stone is an Irish bar!

Bahrain Population - 730,000 Language - Arabic Located - Middle East Capital City - Al Manamah Currency - Dinar Religion - Muslim Main Exports - Crude oil Literacy Rate - 89% Life Expectancy - 74 years G.D.P. Per Capita - U.S. $15,100 Total Area - 678 Sq Km Famous for - In 1783, the al-Khalifa family captured Bahrain from the Persians. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate National Sports - Cricket, Football Biggest Celebrity - No-one we know! Interesting Facts - Bahrain is the Arabic term for "two seas", referring to the freshwater springs that are found within the salty seas surrounding it. On 1 September 2006, Bahrain changed its weekend from being Thursdays and Fridays to Fridays and Saturdays, in order to have a day of the weekend shared with the rest of the world. The total amount of arable land in Bahrain constitutes to just about 2.82% of the total available area. Desert takes up about 92% of the total land area. 86

It opened its doors in Nerja, in August 2007 and it is probably the most popular Irish bar on the Costa del Sol, as proven by the amount of return patrons year after year. Since it opened it has become the number one venue in Nerja for wedding parties, hen and stag nights and in fact celebrations of all kinds. The extra friendly staff and its reputation for good food are known to all. The Blarney Stone is a top venue to watch sport, showing rugby internationals, Heineken cup and Six Nations, all major G.A.A. (IRISH) games and football on a large screen 42” TV. There is also a pool table and darts board. So why not call in and see for yourself. Taste the fine draught Guinness, or any drink from their extensive range of local and international drinks. Martin, owner of The Blarney Stone, said, “Don’t forget to pay us a visit on 17th March, St. Patricks day. Sample our delicious Irish stew, and celebrate with us in true Irish style. So here’s to seeing you all in the New Year.” Tel Martin: 671 448 694 email: See front page banner

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Who was the 3rd man in history to walk on water? The 1st one was Jesus? The 2nd was the apostle, Peter? Then there was this guy, Ralph...?

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Ladies Only Ladies thoughts on sex… My message to the businessmen of this country when they go abroad on business is that there is one thing above all that they can take with them to stop them catching AIDS, and that is the wife. Edwina Currie Sex is emotion in motion. Mae West When a man goes on a date he wonders if he going to get lucky. A woman already knows. Frederike Ryder The best contraceptive in the world is the word no, repeated frequently. Margaret Smith When a man talks dirty to a woman it is sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man it’s 3.95€ a minute. Author Unknown My reaction to adult films is as follows: After the first ten minutes I want to go home and screw. After the first 20 minutes I never want to screw again for as long as I live. Erica Jong If you use an electric vibrator near water, you will come and go at the same time. Louise Sammons For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time. Isabelle Allende I know nothing about sex because I was always married. Zsa Zsa Gabor 88

solutions 4 U Beat the negative press and get your property papers in order quickly! No doubt you have heard or seen some of the negative press regarding the legislation of properties in the country areas of Andalucia recently, including the imposing of fines and threats of demolition. This highlights the importance of having all the necessary property documents, on all your property not only on the Title Deed, but also inscribed in the Land & Property Registry. Especially if you’re thinking that you might want to sell in the next few years. A sale will not go through unless there are no irregularities on the paperwork. Solutions 4 U can check this by carrying out the searches a buyer’s lawyer would do, and ascertaining the situation beforehand. There’s nothing worse and more stressful than finding a buyer for your property only to realise that the extension you built years ago isn’t on the Deed, the boundaries are inscribed in the wrong place, or the Catastro register still has the previous owner’s name on its records. Once we have checked these items out, we can then take steps to rectify any discrepancies. So why not get this sorted now while there’s time to do it, and have the peace of mind that your property is registered and all the papers are up-to-date. After all, your property is one of the most valued possessions you own. Just call Solutions 4 U to book an appointment and discuss the matter. Solutions 4 U, Cómpeta Office 952 55 38 07 or Mobile 660 51 01 34 Email: See main advert on page 17

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tracking your Pets Do your pets leave home without telling you? For many of us, our pets are an integral part of our family. So naturally one of our biggest fears is, if our pet cat or dog should get lost, how would you be able to find them? The good news is there are several solutions that can help us track our lost pet. ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L. from Caleta de Velez, well known to pet owners for its unique pet friendly Swiss alarm system of Listener, is proud to provide their customer with 2 new and again outstanding products for pet tracking. Based on GPS locating technology, the MT-102 GPS/GSM Micro Tracker is the smallest GPS based tracker for pets and is easily attached to any collar. With a size of only 4,73(L) 3,96(W) 2,4(H)cm and only 52g battery included, you won’t think there is a GPS system and a mobile phone integrated. How does it work? If you are missing your pet, you just send a SMS to the locator. The GPS is defining the exact position, like you know it from the Navigating system in your car and sends the information back by SMS or/and upload the latitude, longitude, speed and time to an assigned web server. With your login on the server you can find the exact location of your pet. But you can also use the well know Google Earth or Google Map to track your lost friend using the latitude and longitude. But there are numerous other helpful features. Set up a Geofence, and as soon as your pet is leaving the safety zone you receive a message via text, email or both, you get to decide. So if you set your yard as a zone when your dog leaves the yard you will get a notification. Or your pet is traveling above a defined speed, you know he is in a car and was kidnapped. Or you can set up auto report function to re90

ceive a regular report. Unlike all other systems there are NO extra monthly or yearly subscription fees involved. All you need is the tracker and a prepaid mobile phone card of your choice. And if your partner goes for a hike, and isn’t back in time, or maybe you have a family member with an illness which causes them to forget and wander off, you can track him or her as well because it fits in any pocket or purse. Does your creative fantasy start to play with you now? OK, we leave this up to you. The second way of tracking pets works on Radio Frequency (RF). They use the free radio frequency channels to send relative distance and location information to a receiving device, which is a hand-held receiver. This type of technology typically does not exact longitude and latitude information like a GPS system. Instead, RF collars send a kind of strength indicator that gives you the relative distance between the RF collar and the receiver. Many people have found that it’s great for use as a short range pet tracking device. It’s small and light enough to be used as a cat tracking system. Similar to the GPS system, a Geofence can be installed, and as soon as your pet is leaving this area, you get noticed by the receiver. So, sleepless nights caused by a missing friend are history. And these really handy tools are easy to use and affordable. Call ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L. for further information or visit their homepage. They have innovative and useful products for all your security needs. ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L. Mr. Bernd Martin Avd. Andalucia 177-179 29751 Caleta de Velez Phone: 608 517 661 Internet: See advert opposite

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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar - January 2010 events, 1st Centre Closed, 6th Closed Holiday, 7th Spanish Lessons Restart, 11th Film Night Showing "The Changeling", 13th-27th Art Group Exhibition Cocktail at 5:30pm on the opening night, 18th-25th Week of Prayer for the Christian Community, 21st Trip to Gibraltar, 30th Bible Culture Exhibition for 2 weeks. Every Mon 3pm-5pm German speaking afternoon, Every Wed 3pm-5pm Art Group, Every Thurs 3pm Reflexology - Informal Classes, Every Fri 11am-1pm Coffee morning & Boutique, Every Sat 5pm Catholic Church service. Every Sun 10:30am Anglican Service St. Barnabas. Deposits required for all trips & events. For more information tel 952 543 334 Avendia Moscatel No. 1, “I”, Torre del Mar. Trapiche Branch of TRBL meets on Wednesdays at El Trapiche Restaurant at 12 noon. A warm welcome awaits you. January 2010 - 5th Visit to Malaga for The Three Kings Parade, 6th No meeting Spanish National Holiday, 13th Skittles at El Trapiche, 20th Branch Meeting and Monthly Lunch at El Trapiche, 21st, Trip to La Canada and Iceland in conjunction with Torre Del Mar Branch 26th Bowling at Ozone at 7.00pm Invitation from Torre Del Mar, 27th Skittles at El Trapiche. Branch Information Gordon Reith 951239366 or Mobile 628785686. Social and Bookings Sue Reith 951239366 or Mobile 618585061 or at El Trapiche Welfare Committee 680764130 from 08.00 till 22.00 RBL - Torre del Mar Branch meet each Wednesday at La Vega Restaurant, Torre del Mar (next to Mercadona). We meet every Wednesday at the La Vega Rest Torre Del Mar. January 13th Weekly Meeting, 15th Jurgens- Evening Meal, 19th Greenfingers


thank their members for helping them to donate over 2,000€ to Cudeca in 2009 and wish them all a very happy New Year. The next dance will be 23rd January at 7pm for 7.30pm at El Trapiche Restaurant. Supper of Chicken, Fish or Veg, plus Ballroom, Latin, Sequence, and a medley of Scottish dances all for 10€. A special lap quilt made by Sew and Sews for Cudeca will be on view and raffle tickets on sale. The draw for it will take place at the dance on 20th February. For more info email: or phone 616046713 Travelling companions - For the benefit of 7th Gibraltar, Sales or sightseeing (Reduced price) 15€, 20th Malaga, sales & visit to a Bodega 15€. Excursions: 1st - 6th Feb, The Algarve, Half Board, wine & water in Portamao. Visiting interesting places from Vila RealL de San Antonio to Cabo San Vincente, Faro, Tarifa, Sagres, Lagos & inland Monchique & Silves. 320€ each, sharing, 385€ single. 24th - 26th Feb. Seville. Including visits to, Italica & Santiponce. Half Board, wine & water. 172€ each, sharing, 222€ single. 100€ deposit for each excursion, you can choose your seat when booking. Booking Details: Cafeteria El Pasaje, Pasaje Cantarero (Near Bus Station), Nerja. Tuesday & Friday 11.00 - 12.30. Trips organised by John & Nessa Reeve in aid of Cudeca Tel: 95 252 5891. Your support helps a terminally ill cancer patient - THANK YOU Have you always wanted to draw and paint? Call top international artist/tutor Heather Gail Harman B.A Hon in association with Conte a Paris. Call: 951 167 146 / 628 306 371 Colmenar Gym, fitness/pilates classes, weight/circut training, fully equipped gym. Contact Carol 659 295 346 Email:

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whats on...? Cont... RBL - Alcaucin Branch meet every Thursday noon at the Restaurant La Era, Puente Don Manuel (entrance via Petrol Station) to enjoy social activities and meet new likeminded friends. Excellent Menu del Dia available. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, suprise events and presentations. Regular trips are arranged departing locally: Jan 5th Coach trip to the 3 Kings Parade in Malaga, contact Sue on 951 239 366, 7th, First meeting of the New Year, 22nd, Coach to Almunecar Market and lunch at El Capricho (chicken snack). If you feel you would like to help with our Poppy Appeal please ring Harvey or come along to La Era Restaurant any Thursday lunchtime. Branch Contact is 696 391 224, Welfare Contact is 690 310 951 Dorothy. RBL- Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30 to 2.30 pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment and monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks*, and we welcome all new and existing RBL members. For more information please ring: 952 514 226 or 669 201 927 RBL - Los Romanes Branch Meet every Tuesday at 4 Caminos (formerly Ziggis) Cortijo Romero, Vinuela at 12 noon. We hold our social meeting playing bingo, beetle,dominoes, quizes etc. and have a good laugh. On the first Tuesday of every month we have a menu del dia at 4 Caminos for a very good price. If you would like to join us please do come along, all are welcome. For further information contact Lorraine on 952510203 or Margaret on 951167600. FHT Axarquia Therapists Support Group. We look forward to starting the New Year with a Demonstration of Tai Chi by Paul Bradley at The Camping Bar Restaurant, Vinuela at 7.30pm. Paul will also get most of us doing some Qi Gong exercises – but don’t worry, it will be nothing too strenuous and is bound to be fun. Paul originally started the classes at Puente don Manuel but now teaches at La Zubia on Wednesday afternoon and Trapiche on Friday mornings. If you are interested in

learning about how to improve your health, or joining in discussions on different therapies, come and join us; you do not have to be a therapist to take part. Further details from Jenny Wright on 951 321 613 or 680 500 073, or email: aBC DaNCE grOUP, Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence and Disco. Raffle profit proceeds from our dance on 12th December was donated to the children at Malaga 0rphanage. Have you got the New Year blues??????? Come and join us for a great social evening at our dinner and dance at El Trapiche Restaurant, January 16th, 7.30pm to Midnight, 12€ per head. Choice of menu, chicken, rosada or salmon including 2 jugs of Tinto Verano per table. ALSO SPECIAL VALENTINES DAY DANCE, SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY, 7.30pm to 12.10am. 12€. El Trapiche restaurant. A gift for each lady at midnight. Join us for a memorable evening. Lessons, Mondays: El Trapiche restaurant, 5pm to 7pm. Wednesdays: La Vega, Torre del Mar. 7pm to 9pm. For more information & tickets (7 days prior) call David: 952 531 259 / 617 863 193 email: The Phoenix Club - Torre del Mar a social club formed to offer all an opportunity to make lasting friendships, share information but primarily to have fun in a friendly and inclusive association. We meet every Tuesday between 12.30 & 2.30pm in SuperSol restaurant, Torre del Mar. For more information phone: 661 813 310 or 951167400 or email: CAS events January, 15th Quiz Night at All That Jazz, Burriana beach, Nerja. Food, from 7.50€, available from 7-30pm. Questions start at 9.00pm – entry 3€ per person. 31st Jan Cómpeta Christmas Quiz at La Roca, Cómpeta. 7pm for 7.30pm. Entrance 3€. Food available. Raffle and prizes. Call: 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm). Out of office hours, please call Vera on 95 252 9670 / 630 003 450.

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information Emergency Numbers ...In ourMunicipal: own random order! Police 092/952 549 238 National: 091/952 542 000 Fire: 952 558 091 Velez 952 500 000 torre ambulance: 061 water: 952 540 662 Electricity: 952 540 662 red Cross: 952 500 321 hospital general Basico de la axarquia, torre del Mar: 951 067 000 Bus Times telephone: 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 Anglican - Services - Inglesia de San Miquel (St Michael’s Church) Nerja - every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May). Short Holy Communion Service Wednesdays at 09.30am at the Church Shop, calle malaga, Nerja. Call: 952 521 339 / 952 522 460 Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Malaga - St George's Church 12 midday Sundays torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Centre 09.30am Sundays Puente don Manuel - We have moved premises. Fellowship of The King, situated


underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel 7pm Wednesdays. ANGLICAN communion. Torre del Mar - Services in English - St. Barnabas IERE (Anglican). Holy Communion 11am. 2nd and 4th Sundays. Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. 6pm. Evensong 1st Sunday, all at Lux Mundi Centre, Calle Casa de la Vina, two minutes walk from the bus station. Tel: 952-030-461 (Priest) or 952 510 056 (Churchwarden). Roman Catholic - torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Church of Scotland Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre - Worship every Sunday at 11:30 Tel 952543334 or 687764705 for more information. Evangelical - torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: torrox Park Community Church meet at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox park. more info: Minister J. hartsmith foy, Tel: 952 532 825 or Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Tuesday Fellowship - 7pm (Prayer time 6pm) We meet at Fellowship of The King premises. Our new address is:- Fellowship of The King Venta Baja Road (next BLOCK up from Meson Sara) Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin. Phone: 952 518 185 or 952 033 021 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

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information taxis continued... Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636. shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria & Algarrobo Costa thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral saturdays: Caleta de Velez & Competa sundays: Malaga Consulates UK Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2ยบ- Malaga 952 352 300 Ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nยบ15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Carlota Alesandria, 33 Edif. San Andres - 1ยบ-7 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

airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804 airlines telefonica Dial 1002 to report a fault on the line. For general enquiries dial 1004 tourist information Nerja: 952 521 531 torre del Mar: 952 541 104 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 902 575 757 or 952 551 084 - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am - 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am - 12.45pm

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Puzzle Pages get Quizical

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1. Which was the 1st manufactured item to be sold on hire purchase?

1. What belongs to you but is used more by others?

2. What is Senegal's chief port?

2. If five cats catch five mice in five minutes, how long will it take one cat to catch a mouse?

3. The polemoscope was invented in 1687, what is it? 4. What is dittology? 5. What was "Curtana" to Edward the Confessor? 6. What does a galactophagist drink? 7. At which battle did the tank make its first appearance? 8. What, non musically are Lincolnshire bagpipes? 9. What is a runcible spoon? 10. What would pencil have meant in the 18th century?

3. I can not be felt, seen or touched; yet I can be found in everybody. My existence is always in debate, yet I have my own style of music. What am I? 4. I soar without wings, I see without eyes. I’ve travelled the universe to and fro. I’ve conquered the world, yet I’ve never been anywhere but home. Who am I? 5. A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

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One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the road-side eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?" "We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass.." "Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you," the lawyer said. "But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree.." "Bring them along," the lawyer replied. Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You come with us, also." The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!" "Bring them all, as well," the lawyer answered. They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was. Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind, thank you for taking all of us with you." The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it.You'll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high"! ---------------------------------------------------A man is driving down a deserted country highway when he notices a sign out of the corner of his eye......It reads: Sisters of St. Francis house of prostitution 10kms. He thinks this is a figment of his imagination and drives on without second thought. Soon he sees another sign which reads: Sisters of St. Francis house of prostitution 5kms. Suddenly he begins to realise that these signs are for real when driving past a third sign saying: Sisters of St. Francis house of prostitution next right. His curiosity gets the best of him and he pulls into the drive. On the far side of the parking lot is a stone building with a small sign next to the door reading: Sisters of St. Francis. He climbs the steps and

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C/ Playa Marina, 2C Edif Nautico 88 (next to Supersol) Torre del Mar, 29740, Malaga. Call: 95 254 06 11 Fax: 95 254 06 10 E-mail:

The Sentinella Trader 3€ for a maximum of 28 words or 15€ for boxed advert inc. photo. Payment to be made before the 17th of the month. Payments can be left at Arkwrights - Puente don Manuel, Viva Bar - Torre del Mar, Ribhouse - Torrox. Email before 15th of the month or Call Hayley on: 658 202 472 Vertical Toldos 2.2m deep X 2.10m wide with window. Locates in side aluminium slides & locks down. Cost 350€. As new condition. 125€. Tel: Dorian Hill 663 726 265. Vinuela. Ford Maverick 1998, 2500t, excellent condition, spent most of its life on the flat lands of Norfolk, air con, beautiful car must be seen then compare what's on the market in Spain

2,500€ Tel: Richard 657353488

FOrD MUstaNg CONVErtiBLE 1994, 65.000km, immaculate condition, beige leather interior, Spanish plates and ITV’d. Price 7,000€ Call: 662 378 911 / 00447770972725 aUDi CaBriOLEt 2.6E. Exc cond. UK plates. RHD. Well maintained. €3500 Tel: 660 123 349

Paul Atkins Motor Mechanic, Body Repairs & Tyres offers the following; ENgLish JEEP ChErOkEE 4 X 4, Automatic, leather seats LDV VaN 52 plate, Diesel. Ideal if going back to the UK. sPaNish BMw 318i Mint condition aUDi 80 Diesel, very clean Stock changing weekly Call Paul Atkin for any of the above on 952 030 878 or 663 515 341 or see main advert on page 14

Lineage adverts as above only 3€ per month for FaNtiC kOaLa DUNE BikE 110cc. maximum 28 words Spanish plates. Very good cond. 65€0 Tel: Call: 658202472 660 123 349 Advertise your property for sale/rent. Box it in a 16th of a page from just 15€ per month Lineage ads only 3€ per month Or book 12 months lineage for just 30 € Call 664 210 468 Email:

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Items For Sale thULE tOP BOX/ski BOX, used once, fits all cars, 120€. Call: 655 64 08 62 (La Vinuela/Alcaucin area)

PLastiC DOg kENNEL, 96cm x 78cm (h) 73cm. Good condition, 50€ 645 444 064 Torrox area.

MarQUEE FOr hirE. 8M x 3M covered Marquee. Perfect for garden parties. Very good condition. Call for details: 951 167 998 / 951 167 066 or email:

BaBYLiss CEraMiC hairBrUsh, straightens and shapes. As new 25€ 645 444 064 Torrox area.

ChaiNsaw. OLEO MaC, 16 in blade. Exc cond. €125 Tel: 660 123 349 gUitar & aMP. Aria STG series, Peavey envoy 110 75 w. €250 Tel: 660 795 530 COMPUtEr DEsk 123 X 55 X 78. Perfect condition 30€ o.n.o. CaNON COMPUtEr sCaNNEr 10€, Call: 630 635 678 gENUiNE DEsigNEr haNDBags (unused): Mulberry 80€, Bally 60€, Pedro del Hierro 50€, Carmen Paya 50€, Carolina Herrera 80€, Adolfo Dominguez 30€. BNwts hOBBs siZE 16 Silver Grey Cocktail Dress with matching stole and Jeager soft suede long wrap dress – each cost in excess £330 - for sale at 100€ each. sUPEriOr QUaLitY (not Retif) merchandising items: ChrOME rOUND raiL & 4 arM raiL - 50€ each; haLF MaNNEQUiN 25€. LaBELLiNg gUN & tags 10€. Call 600 268 064 PaNasONiC FaX MaChiNE, KXFP205, as new, 50€. Sharp XE A102 electronic cash register/till, as new, 50 euros. 2 indian sheesham wood bedside cabinets, excellent condition, 60 euros each, Tel, 618 938 770

DiVErs - Dry Suit and stab Jacket 160€. For more information ring: 618 496 269 PiNE BUttErFLY taBLE 71x37x83cm (75x39 footprint), one semicircular leaf 38cm radius, 2 drawers, towel rail, 2 stools. Good condition 30€ Call 619 866 715 or email raLEigh ChiLDs BMX, yellow, full suspension system, excellent condition, up to approx aged 6, with stabilisers. 45€. CaNON iXUs 35MM Camera, with film, ready to go. 25€. gaMEBOY aDVaNCE used, but in perfect working order with charger, car charger, headphones, case & multiplayer connection 30€ Call: 658 202 472

Wanted waNtED, Avon representatives for all areas. Sell quality products at quality prices. No outlay. Good commissions. Call Maria on 678 820 107 waNtED Petrol Chainsaw in good condition, reasonable price paid. Call: 616 370 539 waNtED staMP, postcard, cigarette card collections. Phone Ray on 952 532 507

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Properties For Sale/Rent EXPats iN sPaiN, Wanting to go back to England, need a place to live in the Worcestershire area? Lovely ground floor flat for sale, 2 beds totally refurbished with garage. No Chain, £115,000 Tel: Mick on 0044 7770972725 or email or Carmen on 662378911 or email: tOrrEViEJa (ViLLa MartiN), 1 Bed apartment for sale. Sleeps 4, new UPVC windows with kitchen appliances on nice complex with pools. Sold as seen, £55,000 O.N.O. Call Mick on 0044 7770972725 email: or call Carmen on 662 378 911 or email for more information. tOrrEViEJa (ViLLa MartiN), 1 Bed apartment for rent. Sleeps 4, new UPVC windows with kitchen appliances on nice complex with pools. Sold as seen, £55,000 O.N.O. Call Mick on 0044 7770972725 email: or call Carmen on 662 378 911 or email for more information. hOUsE FOr LEt Or saLE. Charming town house in Riogordo. 3 Bed, fully furnished, Sat TV, telephone. €395 pcm or €159,000 Tel 600 248 795 FOr rENt: 3 bed house, bathroom, f/kitchen, living room with log burner, terrace and small garden fully fenced in, swimming pool, Sky T.V, 10 mins drive to Alcaucin, La Vinuela, Puente don Manuel, Zaffaraya. House is part furnished and is situated in small hamlet, Venta Alta. 450€ per month. Call: 652 084 180 116

2/3 BEDrOOM hOUsE tO LEt in Benamargosa. Available for long or short term lets from 400€ pcm. Also holiday lets from 200€ per week. 2 mins to supermarket, bars and swimming pool. Call: 636 117 210 FOr rENt: 3 bed mobile home in beautiful rural setting nr. Lake Vinuela. Mains water & solar electric. Good access. €225 pm inc. Tel: 660 708 441

Job Seekers CarE wOrkEr sEEkiNg wOrk in your local area. 10 years experience in care working with the elderly. Hardworking, honest, trustworthy and reliable with references available. Also available for cleaning and baby sitting. Fully qualified. Call: 636 117 210 or 952 517 464 (evening) CarEr rEQUirED for a lady in a wheelchair, must be over 5'5 have full driving licence fit and energetic. Call Sarah 952 967 114 torrox costa. tiLEr with 12 YEars EXPEriENCE, kitchens & bathrooms, references available upon request, reliable & competitive. Contact: 622 588 071 rEtirED NUrsE / srN available. Livein/out for respite, terminal or general care. 30 years experience, references, CRB checked. Contact:- or telephone 620 320 007

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ACCOMMODATION wEscuela la Crujia Rural B & B & guesthouse in a pretty converted school, 10 minutes from Velez Malaga,Tel: 606 010 580. Email: wVista la Maroma Rural B & B La Vinuela Tel: 952 519 095 Mob: 666 396 562 E-mail: Website:


tems, Air-Con, Carpentry and any other improvement for you house or business. Free estimates on fix figure and working to deadlines. Reliable and work guaranteed. Call: 669 009 821

AUTOMOTIVE witV 70€ Includes test fee, Pre ITV check. Booking appointment online. Free follow up if necessary Hugh Grant, Tel 606 086300 email:


wFor air Conditioning call Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar wryan air conditioning for a complete air conditioning service, installation, service and repair. Top quality units supplied and installed or You buy we install from 130€, 12 point service from just 30€, city and guilds qualified all work guaranteed. For free advice and quotation telephone Richard 657353488 or visit:

wshademaker awnings. Check out our range at We not only supply and fit new, but will change your existing fabric. NEW! We now do pool covers as well. Diy and trade supplied. Call Craig on: 637 058 478


wthe Blarney stone Irish bar and restaurant, 18 C/ Chaparil, Nerja. Call: 671 448 694

wPerfect alarm s.L: Security systems, Video systems, Alarm systems and Home automation. Call: 608 517 661 email:

ALL AROUND THE HOUSE wFrank Multi-services: Reforms such as: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Patios etc. Electrics, Plumbing, Concrete Driveways, Solar Sys-


BOOKSHOPS wPasatiempo Calle Infantes 30, Torre del Mar, 952 543 703,

BRITISH SUPERMARKETS warkwrights English Shop. Turn right at Venta Baja Crossroads or call: 952 519 780 or 951 167 674

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts CARPET & UPHOLSTERY BUILDERS wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wterence seaton & J Daniel - Renovations & Refurbishments. Professional builders with over 20 years experience. Tiling, painting, plumbing, electricity. Free advice, no obligations. Tel: 664 459 868. wspanish family builders for reforms, new builds, walls, pools etc. Good reputation with clients and known well in local town halls re: permissions etc. English speaking answering service. Please telephone: 660 144 402. wgeneral Builders (Spanish - Swiss Co.) based in Torre del Mar for more than 20 years. Offers many professional services: Renovation / Refurbishment or New Construction. We speak Spanish, English, French and Swiss-German. For more info. or free quote please call Rolf: 639 747 280

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY wspanish Management are seeking associates here in Spain and Europe. Call us to see if you measure up to help us to go forward in 2010. Tel: Tina/geoff 0034 666135516

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

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

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: wCarpentry & Joinery all aspects of carpentry including kitchens, windows & doors, Dave: 686 307 769


CLEANING wMadercobrita Poligono la Panoleta, C/Juan Gris, Velez Malaga, 952 501 543 wCall roy on: 958 640 068 / 656 561 669. Professional Machines, Best prices, Distance No Problem. 16 years experience. wProfessional cleaning of suites and rugs at reasonable rates. Dry within hours using 21st century equipment and chemicals. Phone:- TRUECLEAN ON 952 030 356 / 618 475 977

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

CLEANING SERVICES wtoo hot to clean? Experienced cleaner and childminder available. All aspects of cleaning undertaken including ironing and laundry. Excellent references and competitive prices. Please call: 664 508 069 waDCC Filipina cleaners w/English, ref. and experience. Call: 646 692 679 / 630 498 427

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 Euros. Call Rab on: 952967124 or 645236259. 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. wComputer Problems? Help is at hand. Upgrades, repairs, hardware and sofware problems solved, NO FIX - NO FEE. Advice on buying and setting up the right computer for you. Tuition from complete beginners to advanced, get the most out of your PC. Call David Fleck on: 952 510 729 / 620 328 382 or email:

To advertise in The Sentinella call 664 210 468 or email DENTISTRY wUnidental. English Dentist Practising Here C/Canalejas, 15 Local, Velez Malaga. Tel: 952 55 83 63 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148. wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email:

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

EDUCATION & COUNSELLING wFor English speakers: Educational Psychology Assessments and Services. Counselling for Adults and Children. Fully qualified staff with experience in the UK and in Spain. Telephone Pat or Albert on 620 150 605 / 678 429649.Email: educationandalucia

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician For all your electrical needs and problems Fault finding/Lighting and power/Air conditioning Electric gates and Intercoms/Pumps Rewires/Upgrades Call Stefan 610048919 wLakeside Property services, 24 hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357 wFrank Electric: Bulletins and projects authorised by industry. Under the new regulations 2003. New and rewiring of houses, offices, locals, projects. Aircon and Solar Energy. Free estimates on fix figure and working to deadlines. Reliable and work guaranteed. call: 669 009 821

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, waxces Property Direct sell or rent your property privately. Save thousands in agents commission fees. Call or email: 0034 625 346 200. Email: Website: wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas,

Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306, waxarquia Properties s.L Call; 952 554 235 or 626 038 851 Email:

FURNITURE SHOPS wCudeca Second Hand Furniture Shop, tel 952 545 212 Calle Infantes 48, Torre del Mar (by Thursday market) open from 10.00 to 16.30 Mon to Fri and 10.00 to 13.30 Sats. For donations of furniture please call Tony on 661 826 654.

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

HEATING wsave 60% off your heating bills this winter using the latest heat pump technology (and it cools too) fully controllable instant heat for further details free advice telephone richard 657353488 or visit:

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

HOLIDAY LETS wVillas to Let Privately owned luxury villas to let. Contact Christine: 627 820 669 958 36 40 16

HOME FURNISHINGS wgilly’s Fabric workshop For all your Upholstery & Soft Furnishings. Tel: 660 743 468

HORSE RIDING walcaucin horse riding, Lessons, trekking kids club on Sats 10am - midday. Ring Charlotte for more info. 620 609 374. Website:

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts HORSE RIDING CONT... wandalucia horse riding 1hr, 2hr or day rides with picnic or bar lunch. Situated close to Lake Vinuela. Also riding Holidays with accommodation. Tel: 616 032 216 E-mail Facebook – Andalucía Horseriding

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

INSURANCE wLCJ iNsUraNCE, Not the cheapest, Not the dearest, Almost certainly the best, *Health Insurance, * Travel Insurance - Multi trips, *Car and House Insurance, * Funeral Plans, Call: 952 515 224

INTERNET SERVICES wriosat:sL, No landline required. High speed Internet and telephone services. Some areas free installation. Prices starting from as low as 20 euros per month. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web: http//

KENNELS AND CATTERY 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. w home From home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, fun and cuddles. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses etc.


wDog care in our home, very secure. Live with our 2 passive dogs. Vets near by, diets, meds etc. Vacancys Dec onwards. Malaga area. Call: 669 346 268

LAUNDRY SERVICES wCampo Laundry service Your Laundry Washed and Ironed. We Pick up and Drop off. Everyday is a washday for the 3-J's. Torre, Vinuela, Colmenar and inland. Julie 699 349 748

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

LOCKSMITHS wBritish Locksmith - 24 hour service, good rates. Tel: 676 262 073

MACHINE HIRE wMachines for hire, for all your building & reform requirements, with or without driver. Call: 696 547 646, on road to lake. wsaxon sL JCB Digger Hire. New machine Good rates. Velez Malaga Call: 678 23 22 53 or 662 39 83 72

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

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wJonathan Mark Leggott, S.M.T.O. I.T.E.C Remedial Massage, Advanced Sports massage, Soft tissue manipulation. Centro Mar y Salud, El Morche -Torrox Costa. Tel: 639 528 205, 952 53 2065

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

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,

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

PLUMBERS w24hr plumbing, drainage & all gas appliances, call 666 123 055 / 952 514 333 wwayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 239. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 w John Folland Plumbing & heating: All jobs from a dripping tap to fully fitted kitchens/bathrooms. No call out charge. Tel John: 622 050 803 or 622 180 606

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



wM tek Building services Engineers. Fully Qualified Team of Engineers, Consultancy service, Plumbing, Electrical, Gas, Construction. Total One Stop Solutions. Spanish speaking personnel. Tel: 952 512 491 - 617 839 660 - 7 days a week. e-mail: wgeneral handyman/D.i.Y - No job too small from painting, tiling, plumbing and general maintenance. Friendly reliable service given. Not a builder, hence reasonable rates charged. Los Romanes and surrounding area. Tel: 618496266

wDoctores de la Casa, We revitalise your property for re-sale or rental. Property or room makeovers, Property Management, Pool & Garden Maintenance, Guest Services. Call: 657 247 647 or email: waxarCare™ Property Management and Maintenance Services. A full range of property maintenance services carried out by professionals, Building, Painting, Electrical Work & Plumbing the one stop solution. Property Management Specialists a very comprehensive service, Including professional pool cleaning, full details on the AxarCare website. Axarcare we take care of all your prope- rty needs. Company Website: Tel: 616-809-423

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

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT waxarCare™ Property Maintenance Tel :616-809-423

Business Listings - Call 664 210 468 12 months = 60 euros 6 months = 40 euros 3 months = 30 euros

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts REMOVALS w2Js removals, House Clearances, UKSpain-UK, Local and International removals, Reliable service, free quotes, no job too small. Call: June or John 649 662 012 Email: warnold removals Local & International Great Service, Fair Price. Tel: 685 360 193 Call: 626 160 869


VETS wNaturvets Competa, Avda. de la Constitucion 15, 952 553 850. Benajarafe, Ctra. Malaga - Almeria Km 164, 952 513 207, Mobile: 617 001 723 (for both)


wtenants-All types of rental,holiday,long/short term lets etc.,Owners - Make sure I know about your property, Please ensure you have contacted me so that I can help you. Tina 0034 666135516 or Email: wrent a home Avenida Andalucia, 133, Torre del Mar. Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: website:

RESTAURANTS wtaj Mahal ( Torre del Mar ) Avda. Anadalucia, Blq. Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, C/Timon. Tel: 952 547 798 wtaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 or 667 934 731 wtaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra Nacional 340 next to Post Office. Tel: 952 534 972 / 634 051 535

SATELLITE T.V. wtotal satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wsky shop torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wsat. Co. Sky and “Free Sat.” HD. Call us 7 days a week. Call Tom on: 657 484 853

SOLICITORS wC&D solicitors Specialists in Real Estate, Civil and Tax Law. Tel: 952 532 582 or

TYRES wCar, 4x4 and motorcycle tyres supplied and fitted. Punctures repaired, wheel balancing, competitive prices. Also ITV (Mot)


welding. For a no obligation quote call: 676 719 066 / 620 627 214 or 952 517 502. Email: Also iron work made to order.

wsave money on bottled water! For a complete water treatment solution, ultra violet filters, water softeners and chlorine filters telephone richard 657353488 or alberto 650943713 or visit

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

WOOD FOR WINTER wsave money to heat your house. Save 3 times more than if you buy your wood from the Petrol Station. Minimum order 95€. Call: 669 009 821

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A 140m2, luxury 4 bedroom villa on a 513m2 plot with lawned garden, shaped pool, Jacuzzi, double garage and enjoying sea views.

445,000€ Two bedroom penthouse near centre of Nerja with wonderful coast & mountain views. Double-glazed, air-conditioned with 50m2 terrace. 270,000€ Communal pool.



torre del Mar



A spacious, luxury 2 bedroom, ground floor apartment with south facing, 40m2 terrace overlooking the communal pool. Allocated secure parking.

A newly refurbished 1-2 bedroom village house near to the centre of the town with a roof terrace enjoying marvellous views over the town FP0581 75,000€ to the sea.

torrox Pueblo

A lovely 2 bedroom villa with separate guest apartment, pool and large garage/workshop on a walled plot of 663m2 on the edge of this small 289,000€ village.



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

Sentinella Axarquia January '10  

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Sentinella Axarquia January '10  

The little mag that fits in your bag for info on the go.