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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 103

March 13

Your Local Opticians Internet & Telephone tel: 951 232 800 / 652 216 043 see advert on page 17

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Torre del Mar 952 967 923 See page 53

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Happy Easter!!

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

rent a Home spain buy a Home spain For sale

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el Morche

Front line to beach 2 Bed Apartment, great location, close to amenities with accommodation comprising lounge/diner, separate f/f modern kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, family bathroom, very spacious terrace with shaded & sunny areas.

For sale: 105,000€ (reduced by 35,000€)

For rent

For sale

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Lovely 2 Bed 2 Bath Village House (85m² built), tastefully reformed, living/dining room, f/f modern kitchen and patio with views over the village, 2 double bedrooms, (master en-suite), family shower room, large roof terrace and patio with superb views of the mountains & village, telephone line, only 15-20 minutes to the coast. (NEW! PRICED TO SELL)

For sale: 85,000€

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torre del Mar

Very Large 3 Bed 2 Bath Apartment in an excellent position in Viña Málaga, close to the centre of town, spacious lounge/dining room, fully-fitted modern kitchen, utility with washing machine, 3 bedrooms, 2 spacious bathrooms, terrace off lounge with views to communal gardens & large pool.

For sale

colmenar - property Of Month

Charming, Rustic Country House, fantastic views, good size lounge, f/f kitchen, 2 double beds with wardrobes, family bathroom, glass porch, courtyard, old winery, storage shed, carport, ample parking, super gardens, 30m² covered terrace, BBQ with stone table, Jacuzzi, fountain, log store, 70m drive with stone seats & lights.

For sale: 229,950€ (Fantastic price)

For rent

The good news: we are still making sales from exhibiting at the NEC in October. Even better news: we are going again in April to London! Contact us if you want your property to have A SPECIAL FEATURE

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torre del Mar

Substantial 4 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse (185m² built) in most sought after location, very spacious lounge & dining room with south facing terrace, large modern f/f kitchen, 4 double beds, 2 family baths, terraces to front & rear, parking, lovely communal gardens & pool.

For rent: 450€ per month For rent: 600€ per month / email: Enquire about Enquire about Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, our next FREE our FREE Financial Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar Advice Clinic Legal Clinic Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414 (You’ll find us located on the main road opposite the Torre del Mar bus station)

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I’m still in a place called Polson, in Montana, as I write this editorial and I will be returning to Spain in just two weeks from now. Back to sunshine (hopefully), shopping at Mercadona, delicious curries at The Taj Mahal, lunches with my lovely parents, and meeting with friends. I’ve only been over here in the States for three months but it’s surprising the things we miss when we’re away from the mundaneness of everyday life. As the saying goes we often take the little things for granted, and those are the things which are inevitably missed the most when we are away from our usual routine. One of the things that has dramatically improved for me since journeying here to the US is my living conditions. Having previously lived in a fairly small one-bed apartment for eight years, and then having house-sat an inland villa for a stint, I now find myself overlooking the most gorgeous lake. On days like today, the water is practically still, the sky is clear blue, and as a result I can see a near perfect reflection of the clouds in its centre. The looming mountains in the distance have precise, decisive edges and remind me of the wonderful nature which God has created for us all here to enjoy during our time here on earth. Not only that, but I am also reminded of how much we humans are just like the lake. When we allow the time to be still the clarity which shows up in our lives is nothing short of amazing. Before we still our minds, through meditation or one of the many other methods available, everything is fuzzy and jumbled up in our lives. We’re not sure what our next step is to achieve a particular goal, we find it hard to make a decision, and we might even find ourselves getting angry or irritable more often than usual. These are signs that stillness is needed. And when we make that effort, and reflect inwards, the answers reveal themselves in magical, often miraculous ways.

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


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Strange News

I’ve been meditating and stilling my mind every day for the last three years and I can safely say that I am amazed with the results. Now I see meditating as a bit like brushing my teeth. I do it twice a day in order to stay clean and fresh on the inside, where it matters most.

Porky Puzzle - Baffled police in China have been given a giant pig as a bizarre thank you for help they gave a grieving widow 15 years ago. Farmer Lin Ruirong was devastated when her husband died in 1998, leaving her to run the family spread by herself.But big-hearted local police in Nanning helped her get in the harvest until she was back on her feet. Now Lin, 57, has finally paid them back with a giant porker raised on the farm they helped to save. "I never forgot their kindness because I would have been finished without it,” she said."I am quite wealthy now and this is the least I could do for them. I know the officers who helped me have probably moved on because it was a long time ago, but the ones in their place also go about helping people in trouble without complaint so they deserve a reward too."

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.

Keidi Keating

Editor (of the original little mag)

Countries of the World.......................Page 18 Find the ???.......................................Page 41 Health Watch......................................Page 44 Amazing Marine Life..........................Page 46 Recipe................................................Page 56 Useless Facts.....................................Page 64 Doggie Page......................................Page 66 New Mum in Town..............................Page 70 Funny Pics.........................................Page 84 Share o’scope....................................Page 87 Paparazzi...........................................Page 88 Film Review.......................................Page 88 Colours...............................................Page 94 Top Tens.............................................Page 98 What’s On........................................Page 100 Information.......................................Page 102 Jokes................................................Page 104 Puzzles.............................................Page 106 Horoscope........................................Page 112

Aye Eye - An assault trial was disrupted in the US when the victim's prosthetic eye popped out as he was giving evidence. John Huttick was crying as he testified about the impact of losing his eye in a fight in the car park of a Philadelphia bar. Suddenly, his prosthetic blue eye popped out. Huttick caught it & cried out as jurors gasped and started to rise from their seats. "I couldn't believe it just came out," Huttick said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Judge Robert Coleman, who called it an "unfortunate, unforeseen incident", granted a mistrial and scheduled a new trial for March. Defendant Matthew Brunelli is accused of assaulting Mr Huttick by punching him in the eye, while allegedly holding a metal key. Huttick, who is suing Brunelli, said he lost his job because of the injury & that depression drained his finances & nearly broke up his relationship. Parking Woes - Road workers have been caught on camera towing a car away in Tel Aviv - after painting a disabled parking space around the vehicle. Hila Ben Baruch was ordered to pay £170, plus towing costs, after being accused of illegally parking in the Israeli city. The angry motorist, who had parked near her apartment, later uncovered surveillance footage of the shocking incident and posted it on Facebook. "You just see it and can't believe it," she wrote on the social network where the video received hundreds of likes. "Within five minutes they turned me into a criminal. But who cares? The important thing is that Tel Aviv sucked some more blood." Ms Ben Baruch has since received an apology from the local city hall who waived the fine after admitting it was a 'serious error'. But that was not enough to satisfy Ms Ben Baruch who is now threatening legal proceedings. "I don't plan to keep quiet, not even for a moment, or to rest or to calm down," she insisted.

Menu del Dia - 6.50€

Monday - Friday 12pm - 4pm 3 courses (including vegetarian)

Help yourself Buffet - Sundays Adults - 9€ Children under 10 - 5€ 13.00 - 16.00 Includes various starters, mains, vegetarian dishes, rice and bread

Special Menu Monday to Saturday - 9.50€

Pappadam, Onion Bhajee / Vegetable Pakora / Vegetable Samosa, Prawn Puri & Chicken Tikka Chicken, Lamb, Prawn Vegetable - Vindaloo / Balti / Jalfrezi Tikka Masala / Korma / Dansak / Biryani / Chicken or Lamb Tikka Pilau Rice / Naan / Tea or Coffee

Avda Andalucia, 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 TAJ Mahal Restaurant

Sunday Roast of wine â‚Ź 8.50 Bookings recommended

All Day English Breakfasts, Full Menu Open from 10am 6 days a week (closed Mondays) Scandanavian Special every Tuesday Karaoke every Saturday night (in 8 different languages)

Quiz Night every Thursday from 8:30pm with cash prizes APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every month

C/Dr Maranon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 544 362

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A Little Poem Another year has passed And we're all a little older. Last summer felt hotter And winter seems much colder. There was a time not long ago When life was quite a blast. Now I fully understand About 'Living in the Past'. We used to go to weddings, Football games and lunches. Now we go to funeral homes And after-funeral brunches. We used to have hangovers, From parties that were gay. Now we suffer body aches And wile the night away.

To places near and far. Now we get sore asses From riding in the car. We used to go to nightclubs And drink a little booze. Now we stay home at night And watch the evening news. That, my friend is how life is, And now my tale is told. So, enjoy each day and live it up... Before you're too damned old!

We used to go out dining, And couldn't get our fill. Now we ask for doggie bags, Come home and take a pill. We used to often travel

THE MOSQUITO SCREEN COMPANY w We have now been Screening the Costas and Inland for 10 years w We manufacture all types of screens, any shape, any colour w Magnetic Aluminium Sliders - Roller Screens - American Swing Doors and Patio/Balcony Enclosures ALUMINIUM - U.P.V.C WINDOWS, DOORS & CONSERVATORIES

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Poppadum & Pickle tray Chicken, Lamb or Prawn Curry Rice or Naan Bread - Only 7€ (Vegetarian curry - 6.50€) Open every day - 12.00 - 16.00 / 18.00 - 24.00 Ctra Nacional - 340 (Next to Post Office) torrox Costa

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THE HAIR & BEAUTY STUDIO Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel (along from Morenos Bar)

Hair Treatments

Steffan has now joined us and is our head technician who trained with Toni and Guy and Regis. We also welcome Denise to our team and both stylists are qualified to Advanced Hairdressing NVQ Level 3. Between them they have many years experience with all advanced colouring and cutting techniques! Tony, a traditional barber with 50 years experience, who is here every Monday between 10am & 2pm - No appointment necessary. Please telephone or pop in for a FREE CONSULTATION

Saturday 16th March

The Open Day will include the following clinics: A Remedial Massage Clinic, The Well Being Clinic and an Advanced Cosmetic Clinic. There will be demonstrations on various techniques, nails, hair & makeup! CONSULTATIONS FOR HAIR STYLES AND COLOURS!

Beauty Treatments Pedicures w Manicures w Collagen Facials w Hopi Ear Candles w Acrylic & Gel Nail Extensions w Teeth Whitening w Eyelash Perming w Aromatherapy Massage w Semi Permanent Makeup w Reiki w Waxing w Self Tan Treatment w Reflexology w Hot Stone Massage w Holistic Back massage w Indian Head Massage & Lots More!! Vibrotrim -10 sessions just 20â‚Ź or 30â‚Ź for unlimited use for one month

Collagen Stimulation Therapy

This revolutionary new treatment, also known as 'micro-needling' is especially effective for addressing the visible signs of ageing, as well as sun damage, slackened skin, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and dilated blood vessels. For information book a free consultation with Debbie and take advantage of the current fantastic discount & pricing offer.

Call: 951 232 852 Mobile: 693 740 575

THE HAIR & BEAUTY STUDIO Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel (along from Morenos Bar)

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures & Electrolysis Got any unwanted blemishes, skin tags, facial thread veins, milia, warts etc? We can remove them quickly and easily. Currently 20% Off Treatments

Qualified Sports & Remedial Therapist (BSC Hons; RSA)

Specialising in soft tissue massage and manipulation inc. treatments for sciatica, back problems, tension headaches, muscle injuries as well as relaxing & lymphatic massage.

OPEN DAY from 1pm

There will be experts in the following fields: Acupuncture, Colonic Irrigation & SCIO there to answer questions. At 1pm we will be holding a Fashion Show with clothes by ‘Divas Boutique’ and clothing from our local Charity Shop. Also an Auction - Raising funds for Families in Need within our area Please feel free to join us for a fun & informative day!!

Acrylic and Gel Nail Extensions

Check out our fabulous designs on the hair & beauty facebook page Acrylic colours and Nail Art also available March Offer! Gel Manicure was 25€ now 20€ Full set of Nail Extensions Normally 40€ now 30€ Mon, Thurs & Sat only

Chiropodist by appointment only

Lipo by Laser / Oxford Skin Clinics

Lose those unwanted inches by targeting adipocyte cells (fat cells) in specific areas such as face, neck, upper arms, stomach, legs & knees. Treatments start from 25€. Call us for more information

Gift Vouchers always available We take bookings online on facebook Facebook - Hairandbeautystudio, Lake vinuela

Call: 951 232 852 Mobile: 693 740 575

Fresh Daily Fruit, Salad & Vegetables & so much more!

FRESHNESS GUARANTEED! All the usual favourites inc. Parsnips, Swede, Sprouts, Fennel, Fresh Herbs and all seasonal Fruit & Veg Great range of Homemade Pies, inc. Steak & Kidney, Steak & Guinness and Chicken & Mushroom. HOT Sausage Rolls and Cornish style Pasties cooked on the premises Come and try our renowned Honey Roast Ham and NOW Roast Beef - Delicious!! *Extra Mature Somerset Cheddar Cheese *Wide range of Homemade Pickles *Fresh Farm Eggs *Variety of Personalised Greeting Cards *Large Variety of Freshly Prepared Ready Meals Wholesale supply to bars & shops also available Mon, Weds & Fridays 10am - 4pm / Tues, Thurs & Sat 10am - 2pm

Call Sharon: 692 556 933

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Monday - Thursday Day & Night (except Monday lunch) Poppadam & Pickles Selection of starters: vegetable samosa or pakora or onion bhaji or Prawn puri or Chicken tikka Main course: chicken, lamb, prawn or vegatable: Korma, Madras, Vindaloo, Balti, Jalfrezy, Rogan Josh, Tikka Masala, Karahi, Biriyani or Chicken or Lamb Tikka Accompaniments: Plain or Pilau rice. Plain, Garlic, Cheese or Onion Nan Bread or Chapati FrEE Pappadam with Mango Chutney & Pickle tray with all meals

Menu del Dia Mon-Fri 12pm - 4pm 3 courses €5.95 with veg. curry €6.95 with meat/prawn curry

takeaways available Free Pappadam & pickle with takeaways

Opening hours 12pm - 4pm and 6pm - 12am every day (closed Monday lunch) Puente don Manuel (Chiringuito antonio) tel: 952 510 886 Mob: 667 934 731

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Camino de Venta Baja, Puente don Manuel A selection of prices:

Clementine Duplan

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"Gentle and specific treatment of the whole body, also for children and pregnant mums"

Also Perfumes, Accessories & Bags, etc Shampoo & Blow Dry Shampoo, Cut & Blow Dry Colour, Cut, Shampoo & Blow Dry Contour, Shampoo & Blow Dry Highlights, Shampoo & Blow Dry Highlights, Cut, Shampoo & Blow Dry Perm Shampoo & Cut Hair Styling for Special Occasions Half Head Highlights Hair Loss Treatment

“OSTEOPATHY for the whole family”

7.50€ 15€ 30€ 22.50€ 33€ 40€ 35€ 10€ 20€ 14€ 2.50€

Member of the General Osteopathic Council (English register) and the Spanish Osteopathic register torre del Mar, torrox & Malaga areas

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De Cotta Law The British Community in Spain By Sandra Wrightson, Overseas Barrister, De Cotta Law You will probably all know of British groups, associations, organisations and charities in your area. In this article we won’t be naming any names but we think it is important to highlight how these groups can provide information, help with problems and, particularly with the charities working here, provide invaluable help to those who need it whether temporarily or on a more permanent basis. At a recent British Consulate event a local Spanish journalist asked why the British in particular had so many groups and associations. It is a difficult question to answer as most of us don’t really think there is anything unusual in getting together for reasons as diverse as gardening and cooking; or helping support injured soldiers or cancer patients. Fund raising for charities is of course a worldwide activity and here in Spain there are many international and European groups who work together for people from all the different communities. Recently I personally had the humbling experience of meeting a retired military officer who had cycled 4.000 kilometres - from London to Rabat in Morocco - to raise money for one particular charity, Mèdicins sans Frontiéres! While none of us could probably match this feat we hope that this article might help to inspire you to look up local charities and groups that give such valuable support to all of us in southern Spain. More information: The website of the British Consulate in Malaga has details of a number of English-speaking contacts including a PDF list of English-speaking organisations and charities in Malaga, compiled and hosted by the SUR in English newspaper. De Cotta Law De Cotta Law (De Cotta McKenna & Santafé) has been serving the English speaking international community across Spain (including the Costa de la Luz; Costa del Sol; Murcia; and the Costa Blanca) since 1983. Sandra Wrightson is an overseas Barrister spe-

cialising in conflicts of laws. In Spain, she has worked closely with Spanish lawyers for more than 10 years advising international and British clients in English; and has a lot of experience in litigation and family law both in private and commercial areas such as timeshare and insolvency. Sandra Wrightson has been involved in a number of significant cases enforcing English judgements over property and companies in Spain and in recovering assets in insolvencies, property, timeshare and family matters. For a private consultation, simply contact De Cotta Law at: Calle Diputación 11 29780 Nerja Tel.: +34 952 527 014 Fax: +34 952 523 428 E-mail:


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A Refresher Course For... ...Know it alls! The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for.... Blood plasma. No piece of paper can be folded in half... more than seven (7) times. Oh go ahead... I'll wait...

eliminating one (1) olive... from each salad served in first-class. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you!) (That women are going the 'right' direction...?)

Donkeys kill more people annually... than plane crashes or shark attacks. (So, watch your Ass).

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

You burn more calories sleeping... than you do watching television.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer... So did the first 'Marlboro Man'..

Oak trees do not produce acorns... until they are fifty (50) years of age or older. The first product to have a bar code... was Wrigley's gum. The King of Hearts is the only king... without a moustache. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by

The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order. Turtles can breathe through their butts. (I know some people like that, don't YOU?) So now you can safely say you know everything!

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Rumours Hair Salon 1stWeAnniversary Celebrations! would like to thank all our clients for making our 1st

year at Rumours Hair Salon a resounding success. To show our appreciation, we would like to invite past, present and future clients to a week of selected complimentary treatments. . Tuesday 26th March FREE! Gents Clipper Cut with Jade . Wednesday 27th March FREE! 30 min Massage with Jesica . Thursday 28th March FREE! 30 min Massage with Alain . Friday 29th March FREE! Shallac Nail Paint + Art with Ella . Saturday 30th March FREE! Conditioning Treatment & Indian Head Massage with Poppy (All treatments must be pre booked to avoid disappointment)

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Karen Preece 30 years experience in Cutting & Styling : Colouring : Perming : Gents including Danni, 20 years experience A Toni & Guy Style Director For Cutting & Re Styling Available Tue - Wed - Thur - Fri - Sat Sports & Relaxation Massage Therapy by Alain & Jesica They are both fully qualified & specialise in Quiromasaje (chiropratic) Massage Sciatica : Upper & Lower Back Pain : Strained Muscles : Tennis Elbow : Shoulder Pain : Muscle Spasms : Stress Available Thursday & Friday Emergency appointments Available Tues - Sat Foot Health Care Practitioner by Susan Blackwell. Fully trained UK chiropodist. Verrucas : Corns : Callus removal : Reflexology : Nail cutting : Full Pedicure with Massage Available every Thursday & Friday (private room)


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re! restaurant El Pino, torrox Park Market, now on a fortnightly basis on a Wednesday - re from 10am, markets in March are on the 13th a t s o xC & 27th. Stalls now include printer inks and staTorro If you are thinking if reforming think of Multitionery, baby knitwear, sewing, repairs & alterparquet & sevices based in Torrox Costa ations, handmade cards, doggy treats, plus lots since 2002 reforming and decorating for you! more. Just follow the signs for the camp site. Specialising in Parquet flooring, underfloor Contact Rachael 662 063 987 heating, decorating, reforms and they provide an IKEA service, they supply, deliver and assemble. Call Matthias 652 357 584. t it he abou ad all

Have you been to Caribe on the Paseo Maritimo, a fantastic location with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean. Enjoy delicious food with menu del Dia for only 7.50€ for 2 courses or 9.50€ for 3 courses which includes a drink per person (beer-wine or a soft drink. Ask at the restaurant for more information). They have fantastic homemade gateau’s, great with a delicious coffee. Fresh fish cooked Andalucía style, pizzas and value meals such as Pinchitos de cerdo de pollo only 5.50€ and Alinbias en salsa de tomates only 3.50€. Every Sunday Paella is available between 1.30 and 4pm. Takeaway also available. Caribe can even cater for weddings and birthday parties. Call in or telephone to find out more. Contact Lewis insurance services for reputable buildings and contents insurance, car insurance, private medical insurance, pets insurance, funeral plans, cars bought and sold, call Mark on 653 322 392. New to Torrox Costa is Christel´s Bar restaurant located at Costa del Oro, Bloque 9, ur. 14 behind Jings on the Promenade. Christel´s serves international food, Belgium beers and even De Koninck on draft as well as a range of nice wines. Good music as well as live music played once a month. Christel´s run by Christel and Patrick are there to welcome you, go try it out. Join us at Los amigos in March. Our regular line up of line dancing is on Mondays at 7pm. Every Tuesday at 2.30pm we have traditional skittles. Quiz night and play your cards right every Wednesday at 9pm. Pool night on Thursdays. Karaoke on Fridays at 9pm and Sunday nights Open Jam session with Chameleon or Alf & Vic from 9pm. Live music on Saturday nights see noticeboard for details.

Enjoy a fun night in with the girls have a Nicki´s Naughties ultimate girls night in. Great for Hen nights or birthdays, reunions or if you haven't got a reason make one up because ann summers parties are great fun with lots of laughs, games and prizes to be won. Can be held at home. Bars, what about hosting a party, a great opportunity for holding a ladies night? We travel throughout Axarquia so call Nicki 952 539 423 or 691 168 529 to find out more. Spray tan parties also available.

This month at rebeccah Curtis wellbeing centre book in for a facial treatment in March and choose from either a Beauty Flash Serum or Eye Contour Lift treatment perfect for puffy eyes for free. Call for more information or to book an appointment. Powerplate sessions are still only 4â‚Ź or book a course of 10 for only 20â‚Ź. The centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 3pm. Visit sylvia Bowyer, a qualified practicioner since 2001 for Bowtech treatment at the Rebeccah Curtis wellness centre on Tues or Fri or at Egos in Competa on Mon & Wed. The Bowen Technique is a hands-on therapy that is applied using gentle pressure it

can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health problems, it is appropriate for all ages. Bowen technique addresses the whole body holistically by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system. Call Sylvia to find out more. Opening times at Rebeccah Curtis are Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 3pm. Jacky Davies is a qualified counsellor with 9 years experience in both the public and private sector. Jacky has also worked with CRUSE (UK bereavement agency) 1997-2003 and is also trained in couples counseling. Jacky is also trained in Critical Incident Debrief therapy and was on the team of 2 terrorist incidents (9/11 New York and Bali) and has also worked with people who have witnessed other traumatic deaths e.g. suicides,road traffic incidents etc.To make an appointment call Jacky direct on 657 579 244. CardioDance: Learn to salsa, cha cha, swing and hustle to an aerobic workout. Dance classes also held in all these, plus rumba, sal cha and choreographed routines. 606 086 300


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a t s o C ToSererpoagxes 30 - 38 Hi, we would like to introduce you to “guido Bauer s.L.” We are a family business dedicated to all types of property management. We now have one large office in Torrox Costa, Centro International Block 76, ground floor. We are no longer connected to the office which we had opposite Supersol in Torrox Costa, this office is now an independent agent who has nothing to do with Guido Bauer S.L., please direct all enquiries to us in Block 76 this is very important for us.. thank you. Here you will find our friendly team all tri-lingual speaking Spanish, English, German and French. We are estate agents, property managers and rental agents, also helpful with translation services, wills and inheritance and all types of insurances. Our dedicated rental team can offer you long and short term rentals. We are open everyday from 9.30–14.00 and 16.00–20.00 also Saturdays from 10.30–14.00. We are also contactable on our mobiles 24hrs. Come and see us, I am sure we can help you. Our motto ¨Guido Bauer once a client, always a client¨¨. russells British store always have a great stock of favourite British products. Easter Eggs are now in store and don’t forget UK Mothers day is 10th March so take a look at our greeting card section. Also we have our regular vegetarian food and frozen weight watchers ready meals as well as our normal frozen food section. Popular ciders such as Scrumpy Jack as well as Guinness, lager and Crabbies ginger beer. Cleaning products, toiletries, pet food, greeting cards and more. Every month we have special offers in store so please call in to see our March offers. If we haven’t got something you are looking for please ask and we can try and get it. restaurante El Pino in Torrox Park offer a wide choice of both English and Indian dishes. Friday nights is Fish and Chips night, buy 2 fish and chip meals and get a free bottle of wine. Sunday lunches, probably the best in the area are served from 12.30 until 8pm and with a choice of starters, main courses and desserts is only 10.95€. Indian food is served Monday through to Thursday evening and Saturday nights. We have now introduced a Menu Del

Dia 3 courses for only 7.95€ and we also have a daily specials 2 meals for 6.95€. We have reduced prices on selective menus and drinks so now happy hour is every hour! Entertainment at El Pino is always fun with Monday happy O´aoke, and Friday nights are Quiz night starting at 9pm with prizes to be won. Celebrate Mothers Day on 10th march with a 3 Course special menu for only 12.95€ with free chocolates & flowers for mums and live music with Charlie Miller from 2-5pm. Friday 29th March is race evening from 7.30pm. Easter celebrations on Saturday March 30th we have an Easter bonnet competition and Easter egg hunt from 1-4pm with prizes to be won. Up coming

BARGAIN PROPERTY OF THE MONTH REF 1126 Centro International Torrox Costa 1 Bed apartment 62m2, partially renovated, fully furnished, fully equipped separate kitchen, sea and mountain views, centrally located to shops, beach and promenade, excellent rental potential, community pool and tennis courts. 2 mins to beach.

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events in April we will be holding a charity day for Tails which will include a fashion show, cakes stall and more. Anyone who would like a pitch please call El Pino to reserve. Does your car need some love and attention? Want a professional service? Competitive prices and a lifetime labour guaranteed? Then give Forster’s autos a call in Torrox Costa. Available for all repairs, servicing, audio & valeting. Tel: Eng: 654 989 706 or Spanish 678 973 656 raza hotel have excellent facilities for your Dog, Cat or Rabbit, the perfect Hotel for your pets while you are away. In the countryside your dogs can enjoy secure outdoor play areas with toys provided, & kennels with indoor sleeping area & outside run. For cats large cat

teries, with cozy beds, toys & activities to keep them occupied. The Raza Hotel also offers a safe place to leave your Rabbit or Parrot as well as providing dog grooming services. Open 10am-7pm, 7 days a week. If you would like to visit,, Paco & Antonia would be happy to show you the facilities. For more information call: 952 53 5417, 686 904 792 or 616 371 034, or email or visit the website at A new and exciting opening of Bar Calypso in Torrox Costa. Formely Sol y Luna, now under new ownership. Refurbished and ready for the warmer days with comfortable seating, a fantastic location on the promenade opposite the childrens playground with fabulous views of the sea. Come and try our selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic cocktails, or choose from a wide selection of beers and wines. We serve

Great fun, great exercise and a great night out at yo Jive Modern Jive dance classes held on a Tuesday evening at Restaurante Parquesol in El Morche Torrox Costa. Modern Jive REAL BARGAINS! (sometimes known as leroc, ceroc back in the GREAT OPPORTUNITIES! UK) is a fusion of many dance styles to modern ALL PRICES NEGOTIABLE! music (although it says Jive its not rockn'roll!) auer S.L. - Ref.1166 Torrox Costa Price: Only 60,000€ Why not give it a go, a few lessons and you will Ground floor be hooked. Every week we have a beginners a Tel 952 532427 - Ref.1121 Torrox Costa Price: 70,000€ class, you do not need a partner, come alone - Ref.2007 Torrox Costa Price: 75,000€ or bring a friend. It’s easy it’s fun and it’s a an 606 631 143 - Ref.1176 Torrox Costa Price: 77,000€ great way to meet new people. Email, call or ela 654 369 298 find us on facebook to find out more. Class starts at 8pm but doors are open from 7.45 pm. tapas and bar snacks. Open daily from 12 midday and open late Friday and Saturday nights. There is a pool table, music and weekend entertainment. For Easter we have the following performers. Thurs March 28th Karaoke with DJ Tom from 8:30, Fri 29th Barry King (Elvis impersonator) from 8:30, Sat 30th "The Sweetest Thing" musician Kevin Sweet, and Sun 31st in the afternoon from 5pm The Vagablonds. Planning ahead in April, every Sat night is "Ladies Night" with drink specials (guys are welcome as well). So why not visit Bar Calypso, see the changes and say hello, we look forward to welcoming you.

Sue & Carsten offer you a warm welcome

We have Danish OPEN SANDWICHES - ENGLISH HOME MADE PIES & BAGUETTES with fillings of your choice. Try Irish Rump Steak & Mushrooms, Danish Roast Pork or Hot Chicken and Bacon or Herrings on Rye Bread. Try the NEW Bacon & Brie Baguette Danish Fillet of Plaice and Greenland Prawns on a Danish Open Sandwich Assorted DANISH PASTRIES & TARTS including Carrot Cake & Dream Cake or why not try our Homemade LEMON CHEESECAKE topped with local oranges

Try Sue’s Naan Bread Pot with Curry (Balti, Tikka Massala, Madras) Music Night with “Vic Faulkner” from the band “HELLO” every Tuesday night at 9pm Wednesday 13th March - international Quiz Night starting at 8pm Karaoke every Friday night at 9pm

Open from 12 noon to late 6 days a week (closed Thursdays)

Tel: 952 967 734

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Laguna Beach - Torrox Costa Breakfasts, Snacks & Full Menu - Specialising in Ribs, Wings, Steaks & Chicken - Traditional Sunday Lunch Sunday 10th March Special Mother’s Day Saturday 16th March with Johnny Hollywood Lunch Saturday 30th March with Bobby Mac

9am - 3pm / 6pm - Late / Thurs & Fri Special menus / Sunday 1pm - 8pm Closed Wednesdays For more info call: Thomas or Kerstin

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Here is a Message from the Light, delivered right from us to you, with Love! Dear One, your entry into this mortal coil was no accident. You are special; here to achieve Greatness in whatever form Greatness is deemed worthy by the Light. At this precise moment in your worldly existence you have no say over that matter or indeed any other. However, at another point in your soul development, before you left the Light to journey here, you sat here with the great Lords of Karma to reach a decision about your destiny in this lifetime, the lifetimes to come, and all those you have already experienced. That decision was no error. Everything is will see ♥ To order your copy of The Light: A Book of Wisdom with chapters by 22 luminaries, go to or find it on in paperback and Kindle formats. See main advert on page 57

El Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa Daily Large selection of Tapas - €1 Glass of wine - €0.90 Glass of beer - €1

Friday evenings Fish ‘n’ Chip night

(Free bottle of wine with every 2 meals)

Saturday nights Steak night - Buy 1 for 12€ Get the second for 6€ Traditional Sunday Lunch Every Sunday 1pm - 4pm Only €10.50 - 3 courses To reserve call: 952 96 76 55 Opening hours - 10am - 11pm (Closed Mondays) Kitchen open all day

Clinica Casa Blanca Therapy Centre Torrox Costa since 2008

Osteopathy, Massages, Bowen technique, Lymphatic drainage, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Craneo Sacral, Ear-Acupuncture Special Massage Offers!

* Whole body massage 75 min: 1 session = 39€ - 3 sessions = 108€ * Whole body massage 2 hours: 1 session = 59€ - 3 sessions = 167€ * Back, Neck and Shoulders or Legs 45 minutes: 21€

5 sessions = Last one half price - 10 sessions = Last one free (Each session paid separately, discount available only on the last session) *Neck and Shoulders or Feet massage 30 mins *Therapy for pain and illnesses *Osteopathy *Bowen technique *Reflexology approx. 60 mins *Lymphatic drainage *Craneo Sacral Therapy *Reiki/Shiatsu/Metamorphic technique *Ear Acupuncture

15€ 40€ 45€ 40€ 20€ Bianca Bojahr From 20€ Gift Vouchers 45€ available 30€ Forever Living 20€ products Urb. Jardines del Mar / Bloque C3 Tel.: 952 967 628 or 659 374 673 (also home visits) (On the coast road N340 heading towards Nerja, 1 km at the traffic lights at Peñoncillo)

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Cafe - Bar “Serving a selection of new dishes and of course, Fresh Fish! Attractive prices”

Contact: 958 496 571 / 644 546 176

Fresh Cod & Chips available everyday just 8€ Special Offer! Delicious Lobster 500gr. - only 18€ C/Marquita 3, Paseo Puerta del Mar, Almuñecar Tel: 958 630 245 / 629 882 696 You can find us near the old Post Office, in front of the entrance to the underground car park. Closed Wednesdays

H ea ther Gai l Ha r ma n b. a h on s Member of the portrait society of America Member of the five top pastel art societies Award winning British tutor

Explore your artistic creativity in 2013!

Heather welcomes new enrollees for her ever popular drawing and painting classes - now in their fourth year in Spain. Whether a total beginner or a returner to painting, call Heather for further details (Portrait drawing classes resume in March)

Lake Vi単uela - Mondays & Fridays Torre del Mar - Thursdays For further details call Heather Tel: 628 306 371

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Summer will be with us before we know it and I don’t know about anyone else but my New Years resolution was to get to the gym, as I am writing this we are end of February and I have still not been, so here I have the answer. Twice a day should be suffice!

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Dad,…can I take your lilo to the swimming pool? Which lilo, son? The one that’s in your bedroom, Dad. I can’t remember having a lilo son, but no problem. Take whatever you want to the swimming pool and just leave your old dad in peace. Great Dad, thanks very much!

100% Damp Proofing solutions Welcome to MAdeREINA S.L. we are specialists in preventing and repairing damages from mould, moisture and water leakage by deep-impregnation of surfaces like cement, concrete, bricks tiles etc.

Our high-efficient, 100% ecological and non-toxic LiFE LastiNg products give a permanent protection and it leaves a water repellent surface. For Roofs, Walls, Bathrooms, Swimming Pools, Terraces & Foundations. The most effective product on the market and considerably cheaper Saves up to 35% - 50% on energy bills 10 year guarantee and the treatment lasts a lifetime!

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The Future Of English TV In Spain In December 2012, the first of many channels disappeared from our TV screens. This is due to the replacement of satellites which are located at 28.2 degrees east and are coming to the end of their operational lifetime. The channels we have currently lost have moved from Astra 1N to the replacement third generation satellite, Astra 2F, which was launched in September 2012; it will soon be joined by Astra 2E. The remaining UK channels which are still broadcasting on Astra 1N are due to be transferred in the summer of 2013 to the new Astra 2E satellite. These channels will include all the other BBC, ITV, CH4 family of channels which broadcast free to air. Unfortunately, these replacement satellites have a tighter footprint on the UK, meaning that it will not be possible to receive these channels without a considerably larger dish. The cost & size (expected to be between 2.43m depending on location) of these dishes will not be a viable option for many. so what is the solution? IPTV For those of us with internet, the solution could be an IPTV set top box. IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) can provide television programmes and channels direct to your TV via a broadband connec-

tion. All you need is a broadband internet connection (min 2MB/pref 3MB or above), a set top box & a TV. That’s it! You do not need a satellite dish, nor do you need to use your laptop or computer. To stream channels over the internet requires a lot of bandwidth, this is the amount of data you are permitted to receive. Most landline internet companies do not have limits but if you receive your internet via satellite or antenna, you may face restrictions. What does it include? There are 35 channels on the set top box, including BBC, ITV & CH4, together with a seven- day catch up! All your favourite channels are there, including BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC News, ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, Channel 5, E4, More 4, CCBC, CBeebies, Citv, Chart Show, Film 4, Movies4Men, True Movies, CBS Reality, CBS Action, CBS Drama and more‌All these channels are accessible through a click of a button on your remote control. There is no need to load up web pages and search through countless pages in order to find what you are looking for; just sit back and enjoy your TV! We are currently testing a range of set top boxes to find the best solution. Please call us if you require any further advice see main advert below


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how to prevent high blood pressure Having high blood pressure can be prevented by eating heathily, maintaining a healthy weight, taking regular exercise, drinking alcolhol in moderation and not smoking. Diet Cut down on the amount of salt in your food and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Salt raises your blood pressure. The more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure. Aim to eat less than 6g (0.2oz) of salt a day, which is about a teaspoonful. Eat a low-fat diet that includes lots of fibre (for eg: wholegrain rice, bread and pasta) and plenty of fruit and vegetables has been proven to lower blood pressure.

Alcohol is also high in calories, which will make you gain weight, which will increase your blood pressure. Caffine Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day may increase your blood pressure. weight Being overweight forces your heart to work harder to pump blood around your body, which can raise your blood pressure. If you do need to lose weight, it is worth remembering that just losing a few pounds will make a big difference to your blood pressure and overall health. Exercise Being active and taking regular exercice lowers blood pressure by keeping your heart and blood vessles in good condition. Regular exercise can also help you to lose weight, which will also help lower your blood pressure. relaxation therapies Relaxation therapy and exercise can reduce blood pressure. These therapies include; stress management, meditation or yoga and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

alcohol Regularly drinking above what the NHS recommends will raise your blood pressure over time. Staying within the recommended levels is the best way to reduce your risk of deleloping high blood pressure.

smoking Smoking does not directly cause high blood pressure but it puts you at a much higher risk of a heart attack and a stroke. Smoking, like high blood pressure, will cause your arteries to narrow. If you smoke and have high blood pressure, your arteries will narrow much more quickly and your isk of a heart or lung disease in the future is dramatically increased.

Men should not regularly drink more than three to four units a day and women should not regularly drink more than two to three units a day.

In the coming months... information on the symptoms of high blood pressure and diagnosis and treatment.

Hypno-Therapeutiques Certified trainers of N.L.P. Hypnosis, Time Line TherapyTM Chi-lel, Qi gong, Hawaiian Huna

Personal Development workshops & Retreats - 2013

Venue - Nerja Self - Hypnosis Workshop

13th April

“Get a Life”-(self empowerment) seminar/workshop 10th - 12th May Manage Stress Naturally

1st - 2nd June

Hawaiian Huna (energy healing) Workshop “Get a Life” Retreat (venue - Ronda)

28th, 29th & 30th June 21st - 27th September

(The ultimate self empowerment and self healing workshop)

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Self - Hypnosis Workshop Saturday 13th April 2013

Venue - Nerja Learn a powerful tool for life that would enable YOU to: Relax your mind and body - help manage stress and emotional disturbance Boost your self - confidence - speed up healing - maintain health & wellbeing

“Get a Life” Take an inner journey through your life in a comfortable environment, learn tools for life that will enable you to heal your past, live in the present and create your future in the way YOU want to experience it. After all, it is YOUR LIFE! 10th - 12th May 2013 - in Nerja


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They are also widely known for their ability to turn themselves into a ball; they can ingest a huge amount of water to blow up their body to many times its original size. Puffer fish are not good at swimming, but they can use their natural defence skill to protect themselves from predators. They are m a i n l y found in tropical and subtropical waters, but some species are found in fresh water too.

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Amazing Marine Life (Continued) There are more than 150 species of puffer fish to be found all over the world. Puffer fish have a poisonous liver and gallbladder which make them potentially dangerous to other predators. There is no known antidote available. In Japan, puffer fish are known as "Fugu,� and Japanese people love eating dishes prepared from them. The dishes are prepared carefully by removing the toxic organs, as any mistake in preparation can be fatal. This is why a special licence is required to become a "Fugu chef."

Some specifies of puffer fish have spines on their skin; these types are less vulnerable to predators. Puffer fish have very thick and rough skin, which protects them from attack by many of their predators. The stomach of the puffer fish is very elastic. It can expand to several times larger than the fish’s actual body. Puffer fish have only four teeth which together, form a beak-like shape. They are very strong, though, and can even crack clams and mussels. Puffers are able to move their eyes independently, and many species can change the colour or intensity of their patterns in response to environmental changes. They are closely related to porcupine fish.

TUESDAY MARKET 9.30am - 1.30pm

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

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Nerja is renowned for its friendly, efficient local businesses, caring charities and all-round community spirit. It makes sense to support the best of the best, so check these out! rafters rastro – New 2 You Shop. We buy and sell your unwanted household items. We sell a huge variety of goods which are changing every day. Normally we have in stock; a wide range of furniture, lamps, vases, ornaments, general bric a brac, books and good quality second-hand clothes. Contact Alan or Wendy. Clinica Veterinaria almijara For all your pets veterinary needs, services including in clinic consultations, X rays, Blood tests, Analysis, Teeth cleaning, Surgery and home visits. 24 hour emergency service- 656 825 319. English, Spanish, German, French and Czech speaking. Dog & Cat Grooming. Stockiest for Specific, Royal Canin and other brand names for dog and cat food. Website: Open Monday-Friday 10.00-13.30, 17.30-20.30, Saturday 10.00-13.30.You can call the Clinic on 95 252 1507 for further information. Olas - Thanks for the support in the Feb Charity Quiz, Race Night & Music Quiz all were great fun & raised a fair bit towards The Charities we are supporting. March 1st, we have started our Tapas runs on a Fri night across Nerja to get some Tapas bar lists together for our summer customers, if you would like to join us please call into the bar for details. For that reason we will close at 6/7pm on a Fri until Good Friday 29th. Footy 2nd/3rd followed by Champions League last 16 2nd legs on 5th & 6th Man utd v Real Madrid 5th. The Europa cup 1/4 finals - 7th. Cricket, England are finishing their tour of New Zealand with a three test series starting 6th-10th, 2nd test 14th-18th with final test 22nd-26th. Sat 9th is FA Cup 6th round. The Six Nations is back as well. 9th Olas Charity Quiz. 8 for 8-30 start, always good fun with 1/2 time buffet & charity raffle helping us reach the goal of a 1,000₏ for both our charities, Help for Heros & The Bobby Moore Fund. Sun 10th FA Cup footy & six nations with Englands game. 12/13th Champions League, Malaga v Porto on the 13th we will be taking a coach to the Malaga game, tickets available on or at ground if you would like to join us give as much notice as possible for the size of coach. 14th Europa Cup, 16th full programe of Football also it is the last day of The Six Nations with 3 games one after another, Italy Ireland/Wales England/France Scotland. Paddys Day Sun 17th so come down for one of our amazing breakfast to get you set up for a full day of celebrating if you are up early enough you will catch The first F1 Grand Prix of the season in Australia, 7am our time, we will show a re-run when we open! Fri 22nd World Cup qualifier night we will show as many as posible with England away to San Marino Sat 23rd. Sun 17th 9am! Malaysian F1 Grand prix. Tues 26th World Cup qualifiers a full programme. We will show what we can with England away to Montenegro at 9pm. Thanks for your support Dean Jill And all at Team Olas x Nerja rodeo. Ever wanted to have a go at trying to ride a Rodeo? Well now you can, based outside Rafters Rastro in C/Antonio Milon, Nerja. Available to hire for private parties, functions and events. Call 697 276 230

If your car needs repairing or you want to have is spray painted, visit Arturo at artucolor for the best price and service. Artucolor is a general mechanics workshop offering car body repairs and body painting.

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 8.30pm Sat: 10am - 2pm

Dentadanés Dental Clinic offer top-quality Scandinavian dental care at competitive prices - a successful conTel: 952 521 401 Emergencies 24 hours: cept that has been used since the clinic was established 603 708 457 in Maro (Nerja) in 1991. We have two Danish dentists C/Chaparil, 3 NERJA (one female, one male) ready to solve all your dental problems. Please visit our website at for a full list of treatments and prices as well as directions to and pictures of the clinic. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm including all summer months. We speak English, Danish / Scandinavian, German, Spanish, French and Italian. Tel: 952 52 96 66. Come and see Glenn and Carlos at the Big garage. With more than 50 years experience as mechanics speaking English, Spanish, German and Dutch. They repair and service all makes of vehicles including 4x -4’s. Steel aluminium welding. Also long term car storage available. They are easy to find - leave the motorway exit and turn right down toward Nerja. Turn right just before Lidl and you will see our green door as you drive a short way into the industrial estate. New to the Costa del Sol is the Classic Car Club Nerja. Call 610 101 456 or email to find out more about membership details. The Classic Car Club Nerja has chosen The Big Garage as their place for repairs, restoration, storage, appraisals and more... and the Big Garage is offering a 20% discount on labour costs for members of the Classic Car Club Nerja. Have you been to Chique Bar on Calle Chaparil? Come and see Stevie and her team, they have a great selection of beers including Mahou, Victoria, John Smith, Guinness and Crabbies to name a few. Cocktails from only 3.50€. They serve tapas, wraps, toasted sandwiches, jacket potatoes and salads and have a wide selection of coffees and teas and every month have a different guest tea. Friday night is quiz night with free tapas, maximum four people per team, starts at 9pm. Chique Bar also have a pool table and team and show all major sporting events on TV. There is Wi-Fi and air-conditioning in the bar. They look forward to welcoming you. Clinica Veterinaria Nerja Emergency 24 hours 603 708 457, X-ray’s, Ultra sound surgery, hospitalisation, displacements and collection of animals, dog grooming and aesthetics, home delivery service for pet supplies. New Dog training advice and classes available. Open all day from 10.00 – 20.30, Monday-Friday & 10.00 – 14.00 Saturdays. For more information call 952 521 401 or come to the Clinic C/ Chaparil, N0 3, Nerja. Visit ink and Chips on C/Perez. They have all you need for your PC, such as ink cartridges and peripherals as well as laptop and printer sales. They also offer a technical service 365 days a year. Locked yourself out of your house or having lock problems? Call the 24 hour emergency locksmith, a fully qualified UK C&G tradesman. Or, simply call to book an appointment.

avda. andalucia, 119, torre del Mar tel: 952 967 923

Specialists in larger sizes C/Pintada, 7 Local 4B, Nerja

For Mother’s Day - 10th March Opening Times: 10.30am - 2pm and 5pm - 8.30pm OR BY APPOINTMENTS Tel: 618 423 240 Email:


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Recipe Of The Month Pancakes Alaska - Serves 4 We think of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, when in fact they make an ideal sweet for anytime of the year. This is slightly adventurous, but fun to make and rather like an illusion, as the ice cream in the centre is cooked - yet still remains frozen.

salt into a mixing bowl, break the eggs into the centre, add about a quarter of the milk. Whisk thoroughly until smooth, then gradually add the remaining liquid to give a thin pouring batter with the consistency of single cream. Alternatively, place all the ingredients in a food processor and whizz well.

For the basic pancake batter 100g/4oz plain flour pinch salt 1-2 eggs 300ml/ ½ pt milk oil for frying

2. Heat a little oil in a small frying pan until very hot. Pour in a little batter, roll around to cover the base of the pan cook on this side, flip over (or be brave and toss the pancake) and cook on the other side. Turn out on greased paper. Repeat until all the batter is used.

For the filling Fruit of your choice: fresh, canned or frozen and thawed Ice cream to complement the fruit

3. To make the meringue: place the egg whites in a mixing bowl, whisk until the egg whites stand in peaks, gradually add the sugar a little at a time until all the sugar is used.

For the meringue 3 egg whites 175g/6oz caster sugar

4. Fill the centre of each pancake with your choice of fruit and place a scoop of ice cream on top, fold over and completely cover with the meringue. Place under a pre-heated grill or in a hot oven until the meringue has lightly coloured. Serve immediately.

Method: 1. Make the pancake batter: sift the flour and

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

Torrox Costa Tel: 952 53 20 12

Emergencies: 678 974 892

English Dental Technician 30 years experience Fully Qualified Denture Repairs Adjustments / Duplications Based in Torrox Pueblo We can visit if needed Call Graham for confidential advice on any denture problem on: 952 539 219 / 622 719 640


Colmenar (Classes in Colmenar & Puente don manuel)

low impact aerobics *Circuit training - freeweights *Personal training - one to one or groups Contact: Carol 659 295 346 email:

aUtOCOOL Fully Mobile Service specialising in car air-con system service and repair. We also refurbish sun damaged headlights. Call now for a quote: 951 321446 or 616 264067

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Fiat Panda 2007 Rent to Buy option 260€ x 12 months, includes Insurance. Or rent long term 250€ minimum 3 month hire

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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GOOD FOOD AT GOOD PRICES Open 10am til late. Kitchen open til 9pm (til 5pm on Sundays)


Join Kim in celebrating (or commiserating!) his 50th birthday on March 7th - 8 til late aLL wELCOME

Don’t forget to book  your Roast for: Mother’s day 10th March Easter Sunday 31st March

HAPPY HOUR! Mon - Sat 6pm - 7pm Beer - €1.50 / pint Spirit & mixer - €2.00 CLOSED MONDAYS Mon - Closed Tue -  8.30pm - Kim’s Quiz Wed - 2pm - Pool  Club  (all welcome)


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For information  or  bookings  please call: 

663 393 987 C/Buena  Vista,  Puente don Manuel

NOT JUST A MAN WITH A WHITE VAN Well actually he is and the van is white, but there the similarity ends! First class, reliable & competitive service for local removals, collections from IKEA etc. Flat pack assembly service available. Also 2-3 runs every month to UK & returns – full or part loads or just one item accepted. Insured for goods in transit. Call us for a quote on 951 067 758

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Opening Hours 12pm - 4pm 6.30pm - 12am avda. andalucia, 35, algarrobo Costa tel: 952 551 439 Mob: 673 160 208

MENU DEL Dia 5.90€ 6.90€ EVENiNgs


Mobile: 606 510 479 Chicken coups all sizes, Fencing, Gates, Trellises, Gazebos, Garden Furniture & Sheds MADE to measure

“BARGAINS GALORE” 1st Sunday of every month

Restaurant El Pantano 9.30am - 1.30pm

(On the A356 towards Colmenar, overlooking the lake)

Call: 657 399 995 / 619 471 301

sPaNish LEssONs Four Students required for fun Spanish Lessons in Puente don Manuel with Native Spanish teacher. Previous students can testify the success of this teacher. Please contact for details Free introductory Presentation! tel: Mario 958 95 60 30 or 649 49 09 59

Advertise here from only 25 euros per month Call: 664 210 468

Making your life in spain easier

If you need HELP with problems in Spain: Translations, Healthcare, Spanish bureaucracy, Banking, Residence, Tradesmen, Learning Spanish, etc. Look no further: tel: 952 970 980 / 639 936 988

Chris wright´s Property services specialist in Plumbing, Carpentry, tiling, Electrical, Painting, Decorating & general Building works. From Bespoke handmade kitchens & Bathrooms to Patios & Extensions City & guilds qualified & a time served tradesman. For a professional & reliable service

Call Chris on: (0034) 655 240 957 Legal and Fully insured References available on request



INTRODUCTORY OFFER 10% OFF ALL NEW FREEzER PRODUCTS & JOYA WELLBEING FOOTWEAR Our Easter Eggs & Cards are in store now, also Mothering Sunday cards as well as a selection of Gifts at half price ANOTHER NEW ITEM is the JOYA Wellbeing Footwear, we only have a few styles at the moment, but are able to order from their brochure If you wish to sponsor Kim, she is doing a tandem parachute jump on 24th March in aid of Carlos Haya Hospital. WE ARE ALL ExTREMELY PROUD OF HER! ! Opening hours: Monday - saturday 9am - 7.30pm sunday 10am - 4 pm


Where you are Number ONE Not one of a number Puente don Manuel NEW FREEzER PRODUCTS DIRECT FROM UK. We have an abundance of new Freezer items in store now. We have Weight Watchers Oven Chips & Meals; Scotch Pies; Faggots; Potato Scones; Fish & Broccoli Crumble; Fish Pie; Cod in Parsley Sauce; Golden Drummers; Steak & Kidney Puds.; Cocktail Sausage Rolls; Ready Meals; Quiche; Family Fruit Pies; Bagels; Jam Doughnuts; Rhubarb; Blackberries; 3 BIRD ROAST; HOT CROSS BUNS. Plus others too numerous to mention. We have a list of items available, send us an email for the list WE ONLY CLOSE TWO DAYS OF THE YEAR, CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEAR’S DAY, WE DO NOT CLOSE FOR SPANISH OR BRITISH HOLIDAYS

the Parcel Force to be reckoned with

Sending or Collecting items from UK or Europe

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If two flies were left to reproduce without predators or other limitations for one year, the resulting mass of flies would be the size of the Earth!

If you combined all the muscles in an average human in to one muscle, the force it would be capable of producing is about 2,000 tonnes.

If you bring a raccoon's head to the Henniker, New Hampshire town hall, you are entitled to receive $10 from the town.

If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning before you die of oxygen deprivation.

If Texas were a country it's GNP would be the fifth largest of any country on Earth.

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If you attempted to count the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

If we had the same mortality rate as in the 1900s, more than half the people in the world today would not be alive.

If the Earth was smooth, the ocean would cover the entire surface to a depth of 12,000 feet. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. If each count were one second long, it would take about twelve days to count to a million and thirty-two years to count to a billion.

Rock Bar Under New Management

Newly decorated with heated covered area and snack menu available

Saturday 30th March GRAND OPENING!!! Live Music - FREE Entry Easter Sunday 31st March Family Fun Day!! Easter Egg Hunt, Kids Games, BBQ, Disco and lots, lots more!!! Weather permitting Open daily from 12 noon Fridays : Disco Nights Saturdays : Live Bands Sundays : Chill Out Afternoons Sunday 2nd June GRAND BIKERS RALLY Live Music, BBQ & Stalls For further info on all events call Martin on: 650 518 393 or Stuart on: 622 459 830


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A Page For The Doggies! Welcome to our new feature bought to us by Tina from Happy Hounds. Breeds and breed specific behaviour in dogs For anyone considering sharing their home with a dog, its breed and behaviour pattern should be taken into consideration first. All breeds of dog -- and there are at least 400 of them -- have been bred to look and behave the way they do for a reason. This may be to hunt, guard, herd, fight, race or for their scent, sight and sound abilities. Every dog has breedspecific behaviour with which it is born, and it is something which is not always considered before getting the dog. People take longer to choose a new pair of shoes than they do in selecting the right dog for them, their home, family, work and lifestyle. From their size, shape, coat -- and even the shape and size of their eyes and ears, every dog can give you clues about the purpose for which they have been bred. As well as their appearance, dogs have very different levels of intelligence, too. You might like the look of a Border collie, German shepherd or poodle, but do you really want a dog which is smarter than you are? Intelligent dogs can be easier to train but they also have very active minds and need constant mental -- as well as physical --exercise. You can take them for a long walk, but if their minds are not kept active and they are bored, they might take this boredom out on your new shoes! Many of the dogs we give homes to here -- myself included -- are cross-breeds. Most of the time, you can tell what the ‘cross’ is and your vet can also advise you with this. Your dog will also show you what behaviour is most dominant in him – for example guarding, hunting or chasing. In some cases, owners who think their dogs have a behavioral problem just need help in understanding their individual dog. It can be just that he is simply exhibiting an instinct he was born with, and in understanding this, you are half-way to knowing how to train and educate him.

There are many books and helpful information on the internet on breeds of dogs and their behaviour, and l will be writing every month on various subjects including training, education and health issues. If you have a topic that you would like covered or a specific question please email Tina on: a doggy joke - Can Cold water Clean Dishes This is for all the germ conscious folks who worry about using cold water to clean. John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Saskatchewan After spending a great evening chatting the night away, the next morning John's grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast. However, John noticed a film like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking, 'Are these plates clean?' His grandfather replied, 'They're as clean as cold water can get 'em. Just you go ahead and finish your meal, Sonny!' For lunch the old man made hamburgers. Again, John was concerned about the plates, as his appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried egg and asked, 'Are you sure these plates are clean?' Without looking up the old man said, 'I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don't you fret, I don't want to hear another word about it!' Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather's dog started to growl, and wouldn't let him pass. John yelled and said, 'Grandfather, your dog won't let me get to my car'. Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted! 'Coldwater, go lay down now, yah hear me!' Meet Coldwater!


Specialising in quality UPVC & aluminum windows, doors and conservatories Over 40 years installation experience

All our products are made individually especially for you, we take care from the moment we come to measure up until the completion of installation always remembering we are in your home We specialise, supply & fit Rehau windows Call Stuart now for a free consultation on: 622 840 871 or Paul on 654 590 087 or email us at:

Friends Bistro Bar

We offer you an extensive range of freshly prepared meals to suit all tastes. Daily specials always available “Just the Best” Sunday Roast, from 1pm - Bookings advisable


Sunday 10th March - Mothering Sunday Special 3 course dinner - 10.95€ Easter Sunday 31st March Roast Turkey and all the trimmings Book early to save disappointment Sky Sports Friends Bar Bistro

Open daily 10am to late

Tel: 952 519 733

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11 years experience on the Costa

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Maintenance Technical Service Installations Repairs Diagnostics Consultations

Computerised analysis of water Tests for bacteria can detect the presence of e-coli, shigella, enterobacter & many others. Results in 17 minutes The only one on the Coast Español - English - Francais - Nederlands

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New powerful 500cc 4x4 Buggies on the Costa del Sol. Discover the magnificent inland Andalucia in a spectacular way! w w w w

Half day tour 31/2 hours The ideal gift or just an adrenaline boost Ideal for stags, hens or birthdays, etc. Drivers from 21 years with licence

You will experience the ultimate adventure, crossing rivers in a ”breathtaking” manner and being guided to places you have never been. Come and have a try!!

Call: 653 635 180 Email:


DIGITAL SATELLITE SERVICES sPaNish tV – thE FUtUrE so what’s happening in the world of spanish terrestrial television? An easy way to understand it is that we have all heard of the digital switchover in UK, and it is now happening in most areas. Well, here in Spain, a digital network has already been provided and it has been available for several years.

Most modern television sets have both analogue and digital decoders built into them. By pressing the DTV button on the handset, the television can be put into the ‘automatic tune’ mode, for digital channels. (Please refer to your handbook for further details.) Old analogue-only televisions will require a separate digital converter box added to their system in order to receive the picture on their screen.

so what can the viewer expect?

By the addition of a small terrestrial antenna, you should then acquire up to 30 Spanish TV channels with stereo sound, many radio channels and a fast Teletext service. If your television is so equipped, when a “dubbed” programme (eg originally English language) is transmitted, you will be able to select and listen to that language using your remote control. Spanish TV services transmit a high definition picture (HD) and 3D.

so what is available?

There is lots of sport and as we all know, the Spanish, especially, love their football! There is also Formula 1 and some interesting news programmes, together with many wildlife studies of Spain and Spanish culture; Discovery Max and the Disney Channel. Or how about learning Spanish with the use of subtitles?


Please make sure that whoever you choose to install your TV antenna uses a digital detection meter in order to ensure optimum picture quality.

For a FREE no-obligation demonstration, please call or visit our Saturday demonstration SAT.CO Tel: 657484853

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New Mum in Town - The First Flight So, here we are at Malaga airport and it's boiling - or is it just me and my nerves?? Anyhow, we have made it through check-in, through security and are now 'relaxing' in the coffee shop which is closest to the gate. Baby girl is happily gaa gaaing away. So far, so tears, no teething issues. I'm just starting to relax when...ding dong ding...the Ryanair flight to Bournemouth is announced. We board the plane with no worries. Supermum is prepared - paracetamol, dummy and of course boob are all at hand. I've been trying to time Jazmín's feed with take-off (to pop her ears), but it's getting more and more difficult to hold off...and of course, my boobs feel like they are about to explode. Why does take-off take so long? Anyhow, it can't be put off any longer; baby girl has ravenously latched on and relief flows through me...and we are finally taking off!! Oh. Jazmín hasn't even stirred. We are nearly in my homeland and she has been soundo the whole time -- not one squeak! Thank Heavens for that. Why was I so worried? The first flight is done, and it was hassle-free. So, I'm back home with my baby girl. Jazmín is loving the trip, albeit slightly overwhelmed by so many new faces cooing over her. And amazingly, the weather is glorious. We have had to buy 'summer' clothes as we seem to have come prepared for the North Pole! We have taken her to a proper, sandy beach and had a little paddle in the FREEZING sea gosh, how do the Brits swim in that?? We've had picnics. We have been to the aquarium, which was truly hypnotising (not just for baby). We've been to family barbecues..yes, barbecues in the UK! In Spring! Result! We have spent a fortune (oops, will think about that later!) But the most memorable moment was when we took Jazmín swimming for the very first time, in an actual warm baby pool (none of that in Almuñecar), and they allowed us to take photos! The changing room was well prepared for babies, so I was able to change relatively OK without taking my eyes off Jazmin. I was a little

apprehensive about her reaction to the pool, but she loved it! She lasted 30mins, then my breasts started to swell and she got a whiff of that was that. Breastfeeding her in the cafe was odd. I have to admit, in Spain I have never felt awkward getting my boob out to feed my precious princess, but in the UK I felt nothing but embarrassment...why is that? Isn’t it just a natural thing to do? Now it’s the end of the trip, and the time has just flown by. I also remember that Jazmín is supposed to be teething...where are the teeth then? There have been been no tears either -could the doc be wrong? Anyway, it's been great to catch up with some really special people. I've loved being with company every day and just enjoying being a Mummy. Does it really have to end? I guess so; I just hope that the flight back goes as swimmingly as the flight out... More next month!!

“The hire company for the little ones”

We welcome you to inspect, select & collect from our SHOWROOM at LAKE VIñUELA In order to give clients individual attention please phone for an appointment before visiting. We are situated at KM29 (on right) off A356 1km past Camping & Pantano Restaurant. We are signposted from there. From bouncy chairs to buggies, stairgates to sterilisers. Everything you need for when little ones come to visit. PHONE DAWN ON: 627 931 360 WEBSITE: EMAIL:

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Seminars From The Devere Group

Spain´s new overseas assets reporting rules On 29th October 2012, Spain passed a new law (Ley 7/2012) requiring all residents to report on any assets held outside Spain exceeding €50,000. The report requires assets to be listed in one of three categories: bank accounts, investments, and property. If the total value of assets in any category exceeds the reporting limit, then all assets in that category must be reported. You must include assets where you are the owner, the beneficiary, or an authorised signatory. In 2013, the reporting period runs from 1st February to 30th April.

There are significant penalties for failure to report, including a fine of €5,000 per asset (with a minimum of €10,000), tax charged at income tax rates, and late payment interest on the taxes due. In a separate move, the UK are planning changes to their residency rule, making it clearer who is, and who is not, classed as UK resident. These changes are likely to be introduced in April 2013. To find out more about the new laws, and to hear ideas of how to structure your assets in the most tax efficient way, why not attend the deVere Group seminar in Competa on Thursday 7th March. See the advert below for further details.

Friday Market (Established for over 10 years)

Chiringuito Antonio, Puente don Manuel Great market, Great atmosphere, Great prices!!! 9.30am - 1.30pm Not just a Market! Antonio’s Bar & Restaurant Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant The Little Farm Shop Susana’s Hairdressers Rendezvous Cafe/Bar A Bird Park Something for everyone, so come down for a great morning! New Stallholders always welcome

New & Secondhand Only 1€ a pitch! Call Penny: 650 698 684 or Gilly: 650 380 954 SEE YOU THERE!!!

(Mr. Parts) Second Hand & New Car Parts Every part! Every car! Breaking over 5,000 cars Year 2000 onwards All Parts Guaranteed!! FREE DELIVERY We will guarantee to beat any quote New Tyres Call us anytime! Mob: 602 489 035 / 602 493 775 603 163 287 Email: Open Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm Saturdays 9am - 2pm

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Padre Pio Restaurant / Bar

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Specialists in Homemade Pastas, Grilled Fish & Meat The best in quality &100% homemade You can taste the difference Marziano & Nay offer you a very warm welcome They have taken cuisine to an exciting new level. The varied menu and the presentation is simply superb in this beautiful but quaint little restaurant, where service is their top priority. Reservations 633 701 449 El Copo, Paseo Maritimo de Levante, Torre del Mar (turn left at the end of Paseo de Larios)

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NaturVets Raw diet for dogs and cats. When dogs and cats first adapted themselves to us thousands of years ago, they lived basically on scraps and what they hunted by themselves. 60 to 70 years ago, we started to feed them complete food, which was specially made for them. I was taught during vet-school -- and later through congresses and courses -- that feeding anything but a premium complete dog food (biscuits or canned) is the root to all evil, and that it is just a matter of time before the dogs and cats will die from perforated intestines, their teeth will fall out and they will suffer from all kind of diseases. Since we have started to use alternative medicine in our clinics, we have become interested in a more natural way of feeding the pets. Dogs and cats are carnivores. In nature, their diet mainly consists of protein (meat), but if you feed them with a complete dog or cat food, you should know that the main ingredient is carbohydrates (rice, oats, corn…). Often, you will find that the total protein content is under 20 per cent, and the origin of the protein source is not always clear. Consider, though, that the source of protein can be anything from sirloin to

chicken feathers -or even dead dogs, as we have seen recently! Even if the food you buy has got a high protein content, it might not be biologically available for the animal. At Naturvets, we therefore recommend you feed your pet on a raw diet; that way, you know exactly what you are giving them and it is not as complicated as you might think! Raw meaty bones, raw chicken carcasses, eggs, yogurt, fish and some nice leftovers will often do the trick. Dogs will also benefit from all sorts of vegetables and fruit. Cats can be a bit tricky to ‘educate,’ but give them time and have patience. Dogs, on the other hand, normally get excited by the change, and can´t wait for their next meal! The only few things you must NOT give are: cooked bones, onions and chocolate. See main advert below

Naturvets Benajarafe Crta. N-340 Málaga-Almería 164 29790 Benajarafe Tel: 952 513 207 Naturvets Cómpeta Avda. de La Constitución 15 29754 Cómpeta Tel: 952 553 850

BACK TO NATURE The only veterinary clinic on the coast specialising in raw FOOD, the natural way of feeding your animals because your dog and cat are carnivores, not omnivores! FEEDiNg raw FOOD prevents obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, dermatitis, arthritis and many other illnesses. raw FOOD promotes health, vitality and longevity. we can offer your pet an individual diet assessment and we stock a variety of raw food and bones, some organic.



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Helping Axarquia

Euro Situation

New Law for Spain resident with Overseas assets.

For anybody who doesn't fully understand the Euro situation, it is explained very simply in the picture below This is great - and loopholes Europe in a "few" words.

All fiscal residents living and paying taxes in Spain are obliged to declare their overseas assets held by them on 31st December 2012 to the Spanish Tax Office. From 2013 the declarations have to be filled through the Form 720 and sent via email.

These assets must only be declared if the total assests held outside Spain are worth more than 50.000â‚Ź in each category. At present, this declaration must only be made once. However you will need need to report the assests again if their value has increased by 20.000â‚Ź or more.

Pythagoras' theorem 24 words. Lord's Prayer - 66 words. Archimedes' Principle - 67 words. 10 Commandments 179 words. Gettysburg address 286 words. US Declaration of Independence - 1,300 words. US Constitution with all 27 Amendments - 7,818 words.

Be careful!! the fines are heavy. For further information please contact us. Helping Axarquia - main advert on page 81

EU regulations on the sale of cabbage 26,911 words

It is purely an informative measure. The time limit to send the information is 30th April (31st March in future years) There are three categories : 1.-All types of accounts held with financial entities. 2.-Properties 3.-Other values ( shares, stocks etc)

Nick Turner Refurbs

Specialising in UPVC & Aluminium windows & doors & Glass Curtains Specialising in full house refurbs including tiling, UPVC & aluminium windows & doors & glass curtains, kitchens, bathrooms, plastering, carpentry and bricklaying. We also construct "made to measure" deckings and pergolas, constructed from tanalised timbers.

Official Suppliers and Installers of All Glass glass curtains

Mobile: 679 113 600


Traditional Fish & Chips take away (or eat on the terrace)

All your traditional favourites including Kebabs Cooked freshly to order All meals come with either Mushy Peas, Coleslaw, Gravy or Curry Sauce Special Offer: Get a FREE bottle of wine, Coke or Fanta with orders over 25â‚Ź NEW!! COVERED HEATED TERRACE Opening times: Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 12noon - 9pm Wednesdays & Thursdays 5.30pm - 9pm

Telephone orders welcome Local Delivery available

Tel: 608 531 601 Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin

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Periana is situated north of the lake at Viñuela and has an excellent source of natural water which has made it attractive to settlers since prehistoric times. The nearby river Guaro provides water for the Pantano, or reservoir and the surrounding land is green and verdant providing a perfect climate for citrus fruit. The drive towards the village from Puente Don Manuel takes you up a mildly curving road where each bend brings new sights to delight even the most jaded of eyes. Gently rolling green hills sit below the sharply contrasting jagged grey mountains which tower above like sleeping giants. This village, like many within the Axarquía, has had its fair share of tragedy. In 1884 an earthquake destroyed many homes and took just under 60 lives, the phylloxera plague killed the vines and floods ravaged part of the area. However, the Periana we see today is a bustling village alive and well and blessed with the most fantastic views of La Viñuela reservoir and the distant coast at Torre del Mar. The village is famous for its peaches and its verdial olive oil. The peaches were introduced to Periana about 200 years ago by a local man who had brought some shoots back from his visit to Argentina. Once planted the orchards quickly multiplied thanks to the mild weather and fertile soil. Since around 1970, after growing methods were perfected, over 4 million kilos a year have been harvested and this succulent fruit has made Periana famous. The village is also famous for producing its local verdial olive oil. On the day I was there a

bus load of children were also visiting the Sociedad Cooperativa Olivarera San Isidro where the olives are pressed to make the strong and fruity, subtly yellow oil that people come from far and wide to buy right here from the cooperatives headquarters. A good time to visit Periana, if you love peaches, is during the Peach festival in June when an annual completion amongst chefs discovers the varied culinary dishes where peaches take pride of place! Or if Olive Oil is your pleasure don´t miss the Verdial Oil Day in April where this golden liquid is celebrated as it was by the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Nasrids. You can taste the oil whilst listening to pandas de verdiales. One cannot leave the village without a visit to the Church of San Isidro which dominates the skyline and can be seen from many rooftops. It was built after the 1884 earthquake and there is a marble plaque telling the story of this horrendous time when at 9pm on Christmas Day 106 villages were destroyed, 1,253 people were seriously injured and 736 people died. All the roads were blocked by snow making help difficult, but King Alfonso XII raised 6,455,097 pesetas to repair and rebuild homes and in the new Periana this parish church emerged in the Plaza Alfonso XII. However, bright, shiny and new then, this church with its Mudejar interior, single nave and two aisles, separated by pointed arches, is now in need of more funds to renovate and keep it in good repair. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the village which also boast a helicopter landing pad! Just down the road are the Vilo thermal baths where the temperature remains a constant 21 degrees all year round, just the place to visit on a cold winters day!

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Talk about Tescos putting horse meat in burgers. What are these people putting in their sausages !!!! Priced at just a fiver and 1₏ from every book to APARIV charity, it’s a must buy to keep by the loo! Available at the Trapiche Market on Tuesdays or The Friday market in Puente don Manuel. Alternatively, email: or call Tony: 664 689 138

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Mixing the Renault “Clio” and the Ford “Taurus” they have designed the “Clitaurus.” It comes in pink and the average male car thief won't be able to find it – let alone turn it on – even if someone tells him where it is and how to do it. Rumour has it, though, that it leaks transmission fluid once a month, and can be a real nightmare to start in the morning! Some have reported that on cold winter mornings, when you really need it, you can’t get it to turn over. New models are initially fun to own, but very costly to maintain and horribly expensive to get rid of. Used models may initially appear to have curb appeal and a low price, but eventually have an increased appetite for fuel and the curb weight typically increases with age. Manufacturers are baffled as to how the size of the trunk increases, but say that the paint may just make it LOOK bigger.

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She established herself among the top three most recognisable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was one of six models of her generation declared ‘supermodels’ by the fashion world of British Elle. Naomi’s personal relationships include affairs with boxer Mike Tyson, BadrJafar and actor Robert De Niro. In March 1991, Naomi starred as Michael Jackson's love interest in the music video for "In the Closet," and the following year, appeared in Madonna's controversial book “Sex” in a set of nude photos with Madonna and rapper Big Daddy Kane. In 1993, she fell on the catwalk in Vivienne Westwood's foot-high platform shoes, which were later displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has a legendary temper. Between 1998 and 2008, she was accused ten times of committing acts of violence against employees, associates and even police officers. In 2008, Naomi pleaded guilty to assaulting two police officers at London Heathrow Airport.She had spit at the officers following an argument about her lost luggage. She was banned for life from British Airways. Elite Model Management, who had represented her since 1987, fired her in September 1993 on the grounds that "no amount of money or prestige could further justify the abuse" to staff and clients.Elite founder John Casablancas described her as "manipulative, scheming, rude, and impossible." In 1999, she entered rehab after a five-year addiction to cocaine. She is involved with several charitable causes, including the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, We Love Brazil and Fashion for Relief, which has reportedly raised £4.5 million.

Restaurant “The Garden” OPENING HOURS

Mon 12pm - 3pm Thurs & Fri 6pm - 10pm Sat 10am - 1pm/6pm - 10pm Sundays 1pm - 6.30pm SUNDAYS - Our very popular Sunday Lunches from 1pm Choice of 6 starters, 3 meats and 6 desserts - only 10.95€ for 3 courses. or main course only for 7.95€ including a drink. Full A la Carte menu and Tapas also available - Last orders 6.30pm Don’t forget Mother’s Day 10th March - Bookings advisable!


Served 6pm - 8pm Thurs - Sat - 6 choices of starters, mains & desserts. Starter & main or main & dessert inc. glass of beer, wine or soft drink - 7.50€


(CHOICE OF 8) EAT IN OR TAKE AWAY - Freshly baked Garlic Bread also available

Don’t forget FISH FRIDAYS Cod, Rosada or Salmon - 7.50€ DAILY SPECIALS Choice of 6 main meals - 3.95€ or 2 people inc. a bottle of wine - 10€ Due to popular demand our English Mixed Grill will continue at only 9.75€

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plays Saxophone & Clarinet 3 course meal inc a bottle of wine per couple - 15€ per person This will be a very special night (next one in October)- Bookings advisable

Footnotes: 1st April Easter Monday/April Fool’s Day & Tuesday 23rd April “St. George’s Day” 3 course lunches including glass of wine or beer - just 7.50€

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Sky Sports & Abu Dhabi TV - All Premiership matches shown including Saturday 4pm Kick offs! 2 different matches at one time on our 2 METRE SCREEN & Plasma TV Bar food available - See our Specials Board Sunday 17th March Easter Sunday “St.Patrick’s Day” “Find the eggs” competition Foot tapping music & singing and other party games!! FREE tot of Jamieson’s for Come on and enjoy everyone - after footie! the fun!! For reservations & information: 696 206 158 or 665 070 281 Special menus available for groups & private functions, birthdays, anniversaries, etc...


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Giving Something Back


Kim Edwards from Arkwrights in Puente don Manuel is doing a tandem parachute jump in order to collect money for the Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga. As many of you who know Kim will know that Kim owes her life to the Hospital where they nursed her back to health in 2007. So on Sunday 24th March Kim will be off to Seville where she will be doing the Tandem Parachute Jump! Kim is hoping to raise lots of money to give something back to the Hospital where she spent many months. Please help Kim to help this Hospital, which in turn will help others, maybe even someone you know. This event will take place at Aerodromo La Juliana, Seville. Kim is briefed at 1pm on Sunday

24th March and will be jumping at around 1.30pm. For any other information please call into the shop where Kim can explain. So many people have shown an interest in attending that Kim is in the process of finding out how much a mini bus will cost if anyone is interested in watching this spectacular event. We estimate this would be around 10â‚Ź per person. Donations can be given to Kim at Arkwrights between 10am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. We at The Sentinella wish Kim every success and that she experiences one of the best times of her life!!

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Love A Child Celebrates its 10th Birthday The Love A Child Foundation, based in Nerja, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and thanks to John Margetson, our volunteers and our wonderful supporters from all over the world, we have been able to help many children in Burma, Tibet and Ecuador. The Love A Child Foundation is an internationally-registered charity set up to support children, from poor areas of the world, who are refugees, abandoned, abused, exploited or orphaned. The foundation is a non-profit making organisation which aims to deliver more than 90 per cent of its income directly to the children. Strict control is kept over who handles the money and how it is spent. We have co-ordinators who monitor our projects in each country. The foundation has projects in Burma, Nepal, Ecuador and one working with Tibetan refugee children in India. In total, more than 8,595 children are cared for in the homes which we support. We strive to make sure that the children have a loving and caring environment in which

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to grow up. Our aim is to find sponsors who will support a child and first of all, pay to give them somewhere to live, clothe and feed them; secondly, to offer them a solid education and finally, to deal with any healthcare issues which may arise. We have some children who, due to the economic situation, have lost their sponsor -such as Dicky Dolma, pictured here. She is eight years old, comes from Tibet and would love a bag in which to carry her books! General donations are put towards the development of homes and projects such as new dormitories, new toilets, teachers’ salaries, mosquito nets, school books, stationery and anything needed for the children. For example, a donation of £15 will buy five mosquito nets and will save lives. If you would like further information regarding sponsoring one of our children, or you would like to give a small donation or feel like having a small coffee morning to help us raise funds, please visit our website or contact Lynne on 952 515 224 and by email

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Even those who are not devotes of musical theatre will find themselves emotionally manipulated by Working Title Films’ latest version of the novel turned Broadway sensation of Les Miserables. As a theatrical enterprise it was always about sweeping sentimentality. This film version is a particular tearjerker because of the live action singing and the excellent casting. Director Tom Hooper decided that all of the songs would be recorded live rather than lip sung during filming and added in post-production. This proved very effective. “I dreamed a Dream,” Fantine (Anne Hathaway’s) paean of loss, is delivered in its entirety, a capella, as a tight shot of Hathaway’s face. It’s fitting that her daughter has a power-

ful emotional connection to the role of mother who would do anything for her child. Yet, Hathaway gives complexity to a character that has previously only been portrayed as a martyr. Hathaway’s Fantine has sarcasm when she leads a sailor to her bed, prissiness when she defends herself against other factory workers, and sass when she rages against Jean Valjean for letting her be fired. The performance of Hugh Jackman, as Jean Valjean carries the film beyond its saccharine lyrics. The film opens with, “Overture/Work Song” as Valjean and fellow shackled prisoners are forced to labor like slaves. Jackman’s emaciated, tortured Valjean is the epitome of how much a man can bear before losing his humanity. We see him taken to the edge and led back, in a performance convincing enough to believe in Valjean’s otherwise dubious and seemingly endless quest for salvation. On the whole, if you silence your inner snob, and bring plenty of tissues, Les Miserables will bring you surprising pleasure. Star Rating: ****/*****

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pensive to rectify.

A septic tank generally consists of a tank (or sometimes more than one) of between 1000 and 7500 litres (1,000 and 2,000 gallons) in size connected to an inlet waste water pipe at one end and a septic field drain at the other. The design of the tank usually incorporates two or three chambers, each of which is equipped with a manhole cover to enable it to be emptied. The chambers are separated by means of a dividing wall which has openings located about midway between the floor and roof of the tank.

the main problems are: · The tank moving when it is not laid on a concrete base, causing the pipes to come apart.

Some systems require emptying every few years or sooner, while others may be able to go five or even 10 years between cleanings. Contrary to what many people believe, there is no “rule of thumb” for how often tanks should be emptied.

· If the vent is blocked, this may cause the gases to find their way back up the waste pipe and into the property.

Some older fincas in Spain have a “posa negra” or black hole, which is literally a hole in the ground. The waste is allowed to seep away into the soil. This is against EEC regulations and a proper tank needs to be installed. The issues associated with septic tanks are not many, but when they go wrong, they can be ex-

· If the tank is not emptied when necessary, the pipes can block, resulting in them needing either to be broken open or replaced. · The siting of the tank is important as the gases vented off can cause issues if the tank is too close to a house, or the prevailing wind is in the direction of a house.

Here in Andalucia, LT Construction has also pioneered the policy of adding an additional filtration tank for using the wastewater to irrigate the garden. If you would like to discuss these issues, call us today on 659 324 586 or visit our website at where you can see many examples of septic tanks.


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Every Monday from 7.30pm Bingo is back at Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel in our ‘new look’ garden. (Weather permitting) 682 502 870 Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. 682 502 870 Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, C/Dr Maranon, Torre del Mar. Bingo Quiz night with a difference. Quiz mixed with Bingo!! from 8.30pm with cash prizes. Now hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call 952544362 Every Wednesday - learn to draw and paint. Art classes at La Vaqueria, Benamargosa 11am-1pm, 10€ includes refreshments and home made cake!

Details see main advert below. Every Thursday - Arts & Crafts class at La Vaqueria, Benamargosa 11am-1pm Lively informal group covering a huge range of arts and crafts. 11am-1pm refreshments included, 10€. See main advert below for contact details. Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, 10am 1.30pm Puente don Manuel. Nerja History Group meets the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 Oct 12 Quiz nights to raise money for APARIV, Animal Protection Society with Prizes, Raffles and Food Available at Los Morenos Restaurant in Rincon de la Victoria at 8pm. March 8th For further information call Stephen 952 514671, March 20 at Sands & C in Torrox Costa at 7:30 pm. For further information call 952 967734, March 29 at Bar Viva in Torre del Mar 8pm. For further information call Stephen 952 514671 Vinuela Ecological Farmers Market Opp. the Pharmacy. 1st & 3rd Sat each month. 10.30-14.30. Fresh Handmade organic produce. Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Chutney & Jams, Sweets, Tarts, Bread, Pasta & Fresh Sauces, Mustards, Olive Pate, Natural Soap, Fertilizer, etc. Every Friday La Vaqueria Supper Club. From 7pm enjoy a two course vegetarian meal with great company and lively chat! Reservations 952 517 273 Every first Tueday of the month CRC - Clothing recycling Club meets at La Vaqueria, Benamargosa. Bring clothes and exchange for new, ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! 11am-12midday at La Vaqueria Benamargosa. POCAPECUNIA, the Charity shop in aid of the Love A Child Foundation, has reformed the shop and is twice as big now. We are still always in need of clothes, household items, paperbacks, CD's and DVD's. Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10am to 1.30pm. Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja (between the Parador and Hotel Villa Flamenca). CardioDance: Learn to Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle. Dance Classes: Also includes Rumba, Sal Cha & Choreographed Routines Keep Fit Classes with or without weights.Your Heart, Your Life, Your Choice. Almeria to Estepona. Hugh Grant 606086300

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Dates For The Diary (Continued) Trapiche Social Club We meet every Wednesday between 12 Noon and 2pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 at Trapiche which is North of Velez Malaga on the Granada Road. We organise social activities every week including card games (bridge and cribbage and any other requested), dominoes, skittles, beetle drives and occasionally bingo and we usually have a monthly function or coach trip. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche on Wednesdays, or call our dedicated booking line – 680 764 130 RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment & monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, & we welcome all new and existing RBL members. Tel: 603 879 308 RBL - Nerja We have regular lunches on the 1st Friday of each month at “La Pena Parda “restaurant in La Herradura and at Al Andalus hotel in Maro on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Non members are most welcome and should contact Marilyn on 952526423 ( or Dave on 654085811 ( to book, also anyone interested in joining the Legion. The Little Weed Allotment Group, near La Noria in Nerja, for growing your own vegetables. For more info, call Ted on 637 005 423 or e-mail: The next meeting of the FHT Axarquia Therapist’s Support Group will be held on Wed March 27th at 7.30pm in the Camping Bar Restaurant, Vinuela when Anne Zipse will present a talk on Tuning Forks and Sound Healing. Sound affects us deeply because it is one of our body’s own mechanisms for regulating biological processe. Sound therapy works on the principle of ‘sympathetic resonance’ – one vi-

brating object producing spontaneous movement in another. Everything in Nature vibrates and in the human being every bone, every organ and every tissue has a resonant frequency. Tuning forks have been in use for the past 30 years now as a healing modality and Anne will cover many aspects of this therapy, finishing with a practical demonstration. All are welcome to attend and further information can be obtained on 633 759988 or email: Live Music with Mitch France - Wed 13th March Open Acoustic Music Session at the Teteria Hierbabuena. Everybody welcome to come and join in or just enjoy the music and the atmosphere. To reserve a table call 639 263310/610 742953. Sat 16th The Elderly Brothers (Geoff Murrell, Martin Cart and Mitch France) will be performing at the Museo del Vino. As St Patricks day is the 17th, music after midnight will be all Irish! To reserve a table call 952 553314. Thur 28th Open Acoustic Music Session at the Alberdini. Everybody welcome to come and join in or just enjoy the music and the atmosphere. To reserve a table call 952 516294. Geoff Murrell dates - March 2nd - Bar Internacional Diner, Arboleas, Almeria, from 7.30pm. To book call 950 430 925, 9th - Fernan's Bar, Competa. From 2.00pm, Saturday afternoon in the plaza behind the town hall, with Megan Rose and Geoff Murrell. To book call 952 553 518, 16th - Museo del Vino, Competa. From 8.30pm, 'The Elderly Brothers' with Mitch France and Martin Cart. To book call 952 553 314 16th - 19th March Restaurante Sabina in Almuñecar are offering a special three course menu to celebrate the festival of San Jose and Spanish Fathers day on these dates. Priced at just 35€ per couple and including a bottle of house wine. See advert on page 39

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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar: Tel. 663 658 354 RBL - Los Romanes Branch We now meet on a Monday from 12-2.00pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. We are a small branch with a big heart and welcome all. You do not have to be an ex member of the armed forces to either join or visit. Our aim is to have fun whilst making money for the RBL poppy appeal. Information can be obtained from our website or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar. Opening hours Mon-Fri 10am - 1pm, 3pm - 6pm. Tel. 952 543 334 / 952 540 432 e-mail: Web: Please note that during Easter week 25th -29th March the centre will be open, but there will be no daily events. Daily Events in the Centre. Mon - Fri Spanish courses. Mon - Computer Know How. Half Orange (Widows/Widowers/Singles) Group. German Coffee. Tue – Musical Appreciation. Wed - Art Group, ´Spanglish´. Fri – Keep Fit. Regular Coffee Morning- library, boutique, bric-a-brac, books, preserves and videos for sale. Mobility Equipment Available: Wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, child car seat and many other mobility aid for rent at very reasonable rates. Events and Excursions in March Tue 12th – Archidona & the Lobo (Wolf) Park. Come and join the friends of Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar on a coach excursion to the village of Archidona, which is a beautiful and historic Moorish town once the capital of Malaga province; it is centred on the 18th century Plaza Ochavada and overlooked by the stunning hilltop Sanctuary of La Virgen de Gracia and Moorish castle. A maze of atmospheric streets and alleyways surround the centre of town, with beautiful architecture and views across the sierra beyond

town. On arrival the group will be given a guided tour of the village and after the visit a three course lunch, including one drink will be taken at the local restaurant San Isidro. After being suitably replenished and refreshed, it is time to join the coach for the picturesque drive through the countryside to the Lobo (Wolf) Park. There will be a guided tour; in both English and German to witness wolves in an exceptional environment that leaves no doubt that these animals in captivity do have a chance to live in a semi-natural habitat. Look at wolves eye to eye-an unforgettable & emotional experience. Light refreshments are available on sale. The price includes the coach, all guided tours, entrance fees, lunch and insurance. Pick up times Algarrobo 8.15am, Caleta 8.20, Torre Coach Station 8.30 and Viňuela Football Pitch 8.45am. Arrive back approx. 6.00pm. Fri 15th – Easter Bazaar. Come and join in the fun, of an Easter Egg Hunt, a Prize for the Best Easter Bonnet, a Raffle including the traditional Simnel Cake, also a chance to purchase bric-a-brac, ladies and gents’ boutique and accessories, preserves, videos, books, handmade cards, tombola homemade food and refreshments available. For further information and bookings please call in or contact the Centre. Torre Del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 / 952 540 432. E-mail: U3A El Morche Association We have a friendly membership, all interested in sharing knowledge, skills and experiences with each other. Groups of members meet regularly to share and enjoy each other's company whilst being involved in interesting and fun activities. We currently have 17 groups, each with it's own group leader. The frequency of meetings varies from group to group, some weekly, some every two weeks and others monthly. The activities offered at the moment are singing for pleasure, walking, book club, petanque, discussion, painting (watercolour, pastels, oils and acrylic), Oil painting, Mah Jong, Spanish conversation, board and card games, photography, table tennis, art appreciation, Spanish history, meditation, quizzes and Spanish Sevillana dancing. Full details can be seen on our website where you will also find a “Contact Us” tab, membership details and how to join. We look forward to hearing from you!

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What’s O n? The "El Valle Asociacion" Based around the Lake Vinuela & surrounding areas. Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Camping Bar on the side of Lake Vinuela (A356). The club organises events,trips and social functions. For further details and timings check the web site.

Trapiche, March 9th 7.00 for 7.30 meal. Price 10€ to include supper of Fish, Chicken, Pork or Veg usual mix of ballroom, simple sequence and a couple of Scottish reels. All raffle proceeds to the Cudeca hospice. Donations of raffle prizes very welcome for bookings or phone Joyce on 699 181 989

Lake Vinuela Social Club - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2013 The LVSC are now meeting on a THURSDAY, same venue, BAR ATILA, PUENTE DON MANUEL. The first meeting for 2013 is taking place on Thursday 17th January 12 noon until approximately 2.30pm followed by lunch. From FEBRUARY onwards we will meet on the 1st Thursday of every month. For further details please contact 676 7726 93 or email

Benajarafe International Social Club meet every Monday at 2.30pm at the Esperanza Cafe/Restaurant which is on the coast road at Km 261 in Benajarafe. We are a registered charity raising funds for H4H and another charity of the member's choice. For further details contact Heather on 634979565.

Shortmat Bowls in Nerja have relocated to the lower salon of Villa Flamenca Hotel, C/Andalucia, Nerja. Contact Marian on 952 523 754 or Malcolm on 952 520 579. Come and Learn to Dance Ballroom & Latin American Dancing (11 different dances). *New beginners class 8.30-10.30pm (class and practise)*. Improvers, Intermediate classes and private lessons from 7pm or, just come and dance on a large floor 9.0010.30pm. Qualified, v.experienced, patient teachers. Have fun learning or improving! Bar & friendly people. Partner not necessary. Cafeteria Avenida (near Police Station & petrol station) For more info call Eric and Jennifer 95 252 3599 (The Nerja Dance Club) Local artist Margaret Riordan has two small Art Exhibitions currently running until spring 2013, one in café bar Sands & C near the lighthouse in Torrox Costa, open 12 noon until late every day (Not Thurs) and another exhibition at Bar Choto Playa at Penoncillo beach, Torrox Costa, (Not Tues). She is a selftaught artist (retired secretary) Was born in Bristol, England, and has been painting and drawing all her life. She has entered many competitions with success at local and national level and over 300 of her works have been sold throughout the UK, Europe and North America. Call 952 539 839 Come Dancing for Cudeca, next dance at El

SEEKING CHARITIES - People helping People Do you know of any SPANISH Charities (O.N.G) who help people and are seeking funding? The American International Club is currently seeking Spanish Organisations who are seeking assistance. The organisation will be presenting a donation at the Dia de Residente event this April in Nerja. If you are aware of an organisation that assists Spanish people, please send an email with contact information to The American International Club is a social club serving from Almunecar to Torrox with a philanthropic focus raising funds for Spanish charities. Every year a significant donation is given to a local Spanish organization/s as a way of saying “thank you” to our host country. The membership has donated over 1,000€ to the Ciudad de los Niño’s, Taller de Amistad, A.N.A.B.E. and ANAC which supports the Nerja Cultural Center. The club hosts monthly outings, petanque, walks, tapa tours, dinners, travel and informal coffee meetings. “Resident’s Day” in Nerja they generated charity funds by selling coffee, cake, sangria and hand-made crafts. Even with all this work, our motto is: “If it isn’t fun, we don’t do it” If it isn't fun,,,,, we don't do it" The film 'Jesus of Nazareth' (1977) starring Robert Powell will be shown in English on Monday, 4th March at 6.30pm - venue: El Salvador church (room entrance), Plaza Cavana Square, Nerja. Free entry. Everyone welcome. (For further information contact: Pamela Cooper - tel: 952 52 2103)


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-torre see Nerja-Malaga times torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English services at inglesia de san Miquel (St, Michael's Church) every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May) and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel, Chinasol). There is a short service of Holy Communion Wednesday's at 9.30am in the Church Shop, Calle Malaga, Nerja. Details of how to find the churches are also available in the Church Shop. Priest in Charge: Father Geoff Johnston Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sundays Tel: 952 219 396 torre del Mar - Torre Del Mar - Sanysol Residencia, Sundays 10.30am. Tel 952 219 396 anglican communion. torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at 11am, Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Cen-

Local Police : 091 guardia : 062 Fire : 080 tre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). roman Catholic - torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Starts 8th Sept Com sunday anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE) 11am Morning prayer 1st & 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays. Starts 9th Sept Evangelical - torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: torrox Community Church meets at 11.15am on Thursdays for coffee and discussions on current topics. This is an informal church meeting for everyone to join in. At El Ancla, Peñoncillo Beach, a warm welcome awaits you. More info: Minister Rev. J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel.952 532 825 email Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Wednesday Fellowship 3-5pm. Midweek activities - Pilates - Tues midday-1pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Charity shop/books open Wed, Fri & Sat 101.30pm. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 torre del Mar Evangelical Church (Part of the Spanish Evangelical Church in partnership with Presbyterian Church Ireland) Sunday service in English 11.30am. Picasso Room Hotel Torremar off Paseo Larios Torre del Mar Minister Rev. J. Hartsmith Foy Tel 952 532 825 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. taxis torre: 952 540 016, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria & Algarrobo Costa thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral saturdays: Caleta de Velez , Competa & Benajarafe sundays: Malaga Consulates Uk Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2º- Malaga 902 109 256 or 913 342 194 ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nº15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Palma de Mallorca, 57 Edif. Castillo San Louis, bajo 29620 Torremolinos 952 380 888 germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197 telefonica



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


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) : a h a h s e k o J A lawyer and a senior citizen are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer is thinking that seniors are so dumb that he could get one over on them easily. So, the lawyer asks if the senior would like to play a fun game. The senior is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists, saying that the game is a lot of fun.... "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me only €5. Then you ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you €500," he says. This catches the senior's attention and, to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game. The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the Earth to the Moon?" The senior doesn't say a word, but reaches into his pocket, pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer. Now, it's the senior's turn. He asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?" The lawyer uses his laptop to search all references he can find on the internet. He sends Emails to all the smart friends he knows; all to no avail. After an hour of searching, he finally gives up. He wakes the senior and hands him €500. The senior pockets the €500 and goes right back to sleep. The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the senior up and asks, "Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?" The senior reaches into his pocket, hands the lawyer €5, and goes back to sleep. ------------------------------------------------------------Stu died in a fire and his body was burned pretty badly. The morgue needed someone to identify the body, so they sent for his two best friends, Mick and Paddy. The three men had always done everything together. Mick arrived first, and when the mortician pulled back the sheet Mick said, 'Yup, his face is burned up pretty bad. You better roll him

over.' The mortician rolled him over and Mick said, 'Nope, ain't Stu.' The mortician thought this was rather strange. So he brought Paddy in to confirm the identity of the body. Paddy looked at the body and said, 'Yup, he's pretty well burnt up. Roll him over.' The mortician rolled him over and Paddy said, 'No, it ain't Stu.' The mortician asked, 'How can you tell?' Paddy said, 'Well, Stu had two arseholes.' 'What? He had two arseholes?' asked the mortician. 'Yup, we never seen 'em, but everybody used to say: There's Stu with them two arseholes.' ------------------------------------------------------------Three mischievous old grannies were sitting on a bench outside a nursing home when an old grandpa walked by. One of the old grandmas yelled out saying, "We bet we can tell exactly how old you are." The old man said, "There is no way you can guess it, you old fools." One of the old grandmas said, "Sure we can! Just drop your trousers and pants and we can tell your exact age." Embarrassed just a little, but anxious to prove they couldn't do it, he dropped his drawers. The grandmas asked him to first turn around a couple of times and to jump up and down several times. Then they all piped up and said, "You're 87 years old!" Standing with his pants down around his ankles, the old gent asked, "How in the world did you guess?" Slapping their knees and grinning from ear to ear, the three old ladies happily yelled in unison..."We were at your birthday party yesterday!" ------------------------------------------------------------I came out of the chip shop with a meat and potato pie, large chips, mushy peas & a jumbo sausage. A poor homeless man sitting there said “I've not eaten for two days.” I told him “I wish I had your will power.”

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Jokes h a h a :) A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face was severely burned. The doctor told the husband that they couldn't graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny. So the husband offered to donate some of his own skin. However, the only skin on his body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from his buttocks. The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and requested that the doctor also honor their secret. After all, this was a very delicate matter. After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman's new beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever had before! All her friends and relatives just went on and on about her youthful beauty! One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with emotion at his sacrifice. She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me. There is no way I could ever repay you." "My darling," he replied, "think nothing of it. I get all the thanks I need every time I see your mother kiss you on the cheek." ------------------------------------------------------------An elderly couple was watching a Discovery Channel special about a West African bush tribe whose men all had penises 24 inches long. When the black male reaches a certain age, a string is tied around his penis and on the other end is a weight. After a while, the weight stretches the penis to 24 inches. Later that evening as the husband was getting out of the shower, his wife looked at him and said, "How about we try the African string-andweight procedure?" The husband agreed and they tied a string and a weight to his penis. A few days later, the wife asked the husband, "How is our little tribal experiment coming along?" "Well, it looks like we're about half way there," he replied. "Wow, you mean it's grown to 12 inches?" "No, it's turned black." ------------------------------------------------------------These three old ladies and their dogs were sit-

ting on a park bench having a quiet conversation when a flasher approached from across the park. The flasher came up to the ladies, stood right in front of them and opened his trench coat. Gertrude immediately had a stroke. Then Maude also had a stroke. But Tillie, being older and more feeble, couldn't reach that far. ------------------------------------------------------------After queuing up at the Tesco checkout this morning, Mr Patel said to the cashier, "Can you do this any cheaper?" "I'm afraid not," she replied, "If we did it for you then we'd have to do it for everybody." Mr Patel said, "Yeah, but it's got today's date on it. If nobody buys it then it's just going to get thrown away." "Look sir, you're holding up the queue. Do you want the newspaper or not?!"

Stevie the Scouse section A Primary School Teacher explains to her class that she is a Liverpool fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they too are Liverpool fans. Everyone in the class raises their hand except one boy called Callum. The teacher looks at the boy with surprise and says, 'Callum, why didn't you raise your hand?' 'Because I'm not a Liverpool fan,' he replied. The teacher, still shocked, asked, 'Well, if you are not a Liverpool fan, then who are you a fan of?' 'I am a Chelsea fan, and proud of it,' Callum replied. The teacher could not believe her ears. 'Callum, why, pray tell, are you a Chelsea fan?' 'Because my mum is a Chelsea fan, and my dad is a Chelsea fan, so I'm a Chelsea fan too!' 'Well,' said the teacher in an obviously annoyed tone, 'that is no reason for you to be a Chelsea fan. You don't have to be just like your parents all of the time... What if your mum was a prostitute and your dad was a drug addict, what would you be then?' 'Then,' Callum smiled, 'I'd be a Liverpool fan.


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1. What does a graphologist study? 2. On which lake does Milwaukee stand? 3. Who starred as Beryl in The Liver Birds? 4. Which country has the highest waterfall in Europe? 5. In Gk. Myth. who was the mother of Oedipus? 6. Which actor narrated Roobard on TV? 7. Who designed The Stockton and Darlington Railway? 8. What type of lens is thicker in the middle than the ends? 9. Montevideo is the capital of which country? 10. In which country are the Zargos mountains?

1) Time in a digital clock can be palindromic like 12:12 (same when read forwards or backwards). What’s the minimum interval between 2 times that are palindromic? 2) There are three bottles, X,Y& Z. Bottle X has a capacity of eight litres andcontainsfive litres of liquid. Bottle Y has a capacity of five litres and contains three litres of liquid. Bottle Z has a capacity of three litres and contains 2 litres of liquid. How can you measure 1 litre of liquid in the minimum number of steps? 3) A donkey travels exactly the same distance every day. However, 2 of his legs travel 40 kilometres and the remaining two travel 41 kilometres. Obviously 2 of the donkey’s legs cannot be 1km ahead of the other 2, and the donkey is perfectly normal, so how can this be?

4) Replace the question marks below with the correct number. 2 {38} 3 4 {1524} 5 12. Which conflict was ended by The Treaty of 6 {3548} 7 Paris 1763? 8 {????} 9 Answers on page 98

11. Who played the lead in the 1957 film Baby Face Nelson?

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Crossword across 1 a ph value? (anag) (8) 5 Bill of fare (4) 9 Board stanchion (5) 10 First ancestor of the nation of israel (7) 11 at the end of the day (2,3,4,3) 13 in the vicinity (6) 14 Functional (6) 17 survive a knock-down (4,3,5) 20 Oriental (7) 21 young bird of prey (5) 22 abominable snowman (4) 23 sharp-sighted (4-4)

Down 1 Part of the eyeball which houses the iris (4) 2 hebrew word in the Bible, an exclamation of praise (7) 3 Benefitting (even more) (3,3,6) 4 Land suitable for growing crops (6) 6 rare atmosphere (5) 7 Lacking a crew (8) 8 Punishes by law (6,2,4) 12 trait of condescending to those of lower social status (8) 15 yorkshire town on the r aire (7) 16 Breaking of an organ through its lining (6) 18 strong point (5) 19 horse-breeding farm (4)


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Properties For Sale/Rent/Wanted aPartMENt FOr saLE - EL MOrChE 1 Bed, 1 bath apartment is situated just 2 mins away from the beautiful sandy beach of El Morche. With separate kitchen, balcony, marble floors, communal swimming pool and it comes fully furnished. Ideal starter home or holiday home. NOW 90,000€ Call: 610 976 284 st LUCia, thE MarQUis EstatE, 1-bed luxury apartment for sale, 187,000GBP (currently worth 225,000GBP), development due for completion end 2014, SIPPS secured investment, call 610 976 284 for more details. BargaiN - Two storey house for reform on 700m2 land near Los Romanes. Stunning views, no electric but mains water, good access ONLY €35,000. Call:

600 740 991 or 650 518 393 sPaCiOUs 2 BED 2 Bath ground floor apartment with views over the courtyard garden to the sea. Lounge 29m2 with patio doors onto the terrace. Fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, one en-suite. Private parking underneath & only 50mtrs to the beach. Lovely location. 500€ a month + bills furnished or unfurnished. Tel: 628905940 hOUsE tO LEt iN MEzQUitiLLa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and separate washroom, entrance hall, 2 terraces, communal pool and garage with 2 parking spaces. Long term, unfurnished. For more info please call 645 223 933

Campo House for Rent - Los Romanes, Nr Viñuela The property consists of the main house of 120m2, with large sunny terrace, (grapevines above). 3, possibly 4 bedrooms, large kitchen/dining room. Set in its own 1,000m2 of land, with olive, lemon, almond and orange trees - TRULY TRANQUIL. The house is over 100 years old and retains the character of a truly spanish finca. It comes part furnished & a 4x4 required for the winter months. The bathroom/toilet consists of a bath/shower, electric hot water, hand basin etc, with a 5m2 tower above for fantastic views of Comares and La Penya. On the second lower level is another terrace of about 20m2, with workshop and office/bedroom. Mains elecricity and water, satellite TV and internet available. Long term rental required at 11 month intervals. minimum of 22 months. Price 350€ pcm non inclusive, or 400€ including electricity and water. 2 month deposit required and first month in advance More details are available including 20 photos, email: Tel: 636 857 697(Paul) English - 660 853 510 (Gabriella) German - 660 505 196 (Garlev) Spanish

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Wanted taiL tOrrOx would welcome any donations of clothing, bric-a-brac, furniture for their shops in Avenida El Faro and the shop opposite Mercadona Torrox Costa. Please contact Linda 622652017. i wiLL COLLECt FrEE of charge all your used clothing, bric-a-brac, pots and pans, books, toys, CD´s garden pots, tools, pieces of furniture or anything else you are throwing out whilst you are cleaning. Call me on Tel:- 658 72 92 74 Jacqui

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MUst rEhOUsE twO VEry aFFECtiONatE aBaNDONED Cats that I am fostering. Cannot keep due to allergies. Will separate them if needed. Male and female. Contact or 622 751 048.

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ALL ABOUT MUSIC ware your albums, records and audio tapes collecting dust? Have them put on CD which will play on your CD player. Phone Eddy 952 558 507 Velez Malaga area. walbums, records, audio tapes You can’t remember what track or format they are in. Have them listed by artist, song track, number or format. Phone Eddy 952 558 507 Velez Malaga

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

AIR CONDITIONING w For air Conditioning call Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar w Professional and reliable servicing, repairs and installation of A/C at competitive rates by a qualified technician.Call Susie or Peter 655 211 192 or visit wChs Cooling and heating solutions. All makes of air conditioning, serviced and installed. Also Solar Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Call: 655 791 167 or Email: w air conditioning, Repairs, Servicing, Installation. No call out charge. Tel: 651 198 409 Email:

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BOAT REPAIRS wQualified Boat Builder, specialist in GRP, gelcoat repairs, wooden repairs and general boat maintenance. Call Chris on 655 240 957 or email:

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

BEAUTY & BOUTIQUE wLouise Beauty & Boutique, The Alcaucin side of Lake Vinuela. Call: 951 167 181 or 680 855 030

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

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



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

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

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

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

CARERS/AGENCIES wNerja Nurses, Professional Nurses, Reliable - Affordable - Local Quality Care. NHS Qualified & Trained 25 years experience in ALL types of care. Tel: 628 793 413 or 952 030 713 Email: whome Care service offering care, support & assistance in the comfort of your own home - 20 years experience working in care services in the UK. Call Charlotte: 622 880 389

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: wall aspects of carpentry: stairs, floors, wardrobes, kitchens, decking, sheds, garden furniture etc. Reliable friendly service. Free quotes, reasonable rates. Tel 648451278

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

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

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

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

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

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Business Listing CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING SERVICE wCounselling and Psychotherapy with over 10 years experience working in the NHS and private clinics. Covering a range of issues - depression, anxiety, addictions & relationship problems. Contact Charlotte 622 880 389.

DAMP CONTROL wProfessional control of all rising and penetrating dampness in your home, including leaking terraces etc. Long term solutions & cures for any damp problem at affordable prices, please ring: 666 991 041 for further advice and free survey without obligation. wsolarwarmair – Solar Powered dehumidifier and solar warm air heater, zero running costs, perfect for DIY or installation, trade invited; best priced SolarVenti in Spain., Tel: 958360136

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

DENTISTRY 676 wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Clinica Dental, C/ iglesia no. 14, 29710 PERI ANA, TEL 691 700587 (mobile), 952 537 125 (Rosana), e-mail wDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at Spanish prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German, Spanish and Italian. Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 10-5pm

DIGGER HIRE wFor hire Mini Digger, Bob Cat, JCB, cheap rates.

DOG GROOMING Call: 644 391 799 wthe Dog shop, Professional grooming salon. All dogs welcome, any size, any breed. Tel: 645 525 782, Centro Comercial, 10, Torrox Park.

DRAIN CLEARANCE wwayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 / 657 862 628

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician. For all your electrical needs and problems. Fault finding/Lighting and Power/Electric gates and Intercoms/Pool and water Pumps, Rewires/Upgrades. Over 40 years exp. Tel Stefan 610 048 919 wat your service Plumbing, Electrical, Prop. Maintenance Torre del Mar/Puente don Manuel area. Ex. Corgi reg. with over 35 years experience. Tel: 951 066 064 / 692 330 420 Email: wElectrician - All jobs from a socket to rewires, Fault Finding and Intercom Systems. Call Andrew 618 640 155 Email: wsparkinspain - Electrical installations and maintenance. Local from Nerja to Velez-Malaga and inland to Competa and Frigiliana. Call Colin 951 242 449 or Mob 666 707 297. Web:

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

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wzalia Properties Sales & Rentals. Call: 952 519 718 / 663 093 782 / 690 625 265 Puente don Manuel / wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306, waxarquia Properties s.LCall; 626 038 851 or 952 436 Email: wBuy a home spain/rent a home spain, Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar. (Opposite the bus station) Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website:

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


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Business Listing 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 wPool and garden maintenance. Good rates Call Keith 952 554 514 / 674 526 968 wMaintenance of gardens and swimming Pools. English, German and Spanish speaking 26 year old. Call David: 656 775 928

GREETINGS CARDS wtarjetas. Rosemary George. Stocking our cards could not be simpler and does not cost you a cent. You only pay for cards sold. Display spinners suppied free. Market traders X stock available. Latest designs. Now supplying Valentines cards. Email: Tel: 679 982 992

HAIRDRESSING wsusanna's Mobile hairdressing services. Ladies & Gents, coastal from Rincon through to Nerja. National Beauty Institute (UK) trained. Please telephone 693 384 270 or 951 067 788 wEleganza block 7, local 3, Torrox Costa 952 531 129 Modern friendly hair and beauty salon offering a wide selection of services from cut and blow dry, colours, wedding packages, hair and nail extensions and so on, pop in for a free consultation.

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

HEATING wredwell® – the leading brand in Infrared Heating Systems. White panels and designs like mirrors, pictures, glass etc. Low consumption, low running time due to partial storage material inside. Prevents damp. Contact/showroom: Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa, call 952 539 742,, wChs Cooling and heating solutions. Solar Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Also air conditioning servicing and installations. Call: 655 791 167 or email: winfrasol infrared heating We are suppliers of infrared heating systems for your home or Business, Stops mould. Reduces Condensation. Cheap to run.

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

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

HOUSE CLEARANCES wCarousel second hand Furniture, Vinuela Pueblo (Under Cajamar Bank), access via steps at side of bank, or slip road behind bank, 630 211 907 wCash paid. For House and Garage Clearance. Best prices. Get quote. All items considered. Contact Ernie or Martin 616 812 765 / 618 626 038

INTERNET SERVICES wriosat:sL, High speed internet and telephone services for home, business, offices, hotels, bars and restaurants etc. SDSL & ADSL packages available. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web: http// Fast and Reliable, no land line required, free installation in ALL areas, unlimited download, free telephone calls worldwide. Avenida La Pancha, Edificio San Andrés, local 1-3, Algarrobo Costa, 29750 Malaga, 951 239 888, email:, wtooway Fast internet for everyone. Super-Fast 18 MB Satellite Internet available anywhere. Tel: 667 440 632

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

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wwrought iron gates and bars made to order, also repairs, painting and onsite welding. Please call Steve for a quote 633 3374 619

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

KENNELS AND CATTERIES wwagtails boarding kennels for cats and dogs. Dogs walked 3 times a day in 36,000 sq metres fenced land. Phone Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935 or wthe Dog house While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available. whome From home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, fun and cuddles. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses. wLas Nenas kennels, the best east of Malaga, we care about the dogs, long walks 3 times daily. Try us, you will not regret. Jorgen 646 271 895

LAWYERS wCarmen silvia, Solicitors Abogados, Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (very near Nota-ria Office). Free initial consultation, 952 967 004 Email:

LINGERIE w“secrets Lingerie”. Specialists in larger sizes.C/Pintada, 7 Local 4, Nerja. Call Claire 618 423 240

MACHINE HIRE 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: 686 375 089 - or if preferred email a list to Cash available and efficient service, Now buying Antiques,Gold & Jewellery. wthe Cool Dude featuring Hot Stuff. Things to keep you cool and warm you up. Find him at the Farmers Market at Trapiche on Tuesdays and Fridays at Puente don Manuel. Call: 664 689 138

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

PLASTERERS wstockton Plastering and Damp services Time served plasterer, 30 years experience in all aspects of plastering and damp proofing. Insurance approved and fully legal. Call: 648 243 656 for a no obligation quotation or visit

PLUMBERS wJohn Folland Plumbing & heating: All jobs from a dripping tap to fully fitted kitchens/bathrooms. No call out charge. Tel John: 622 050 803 or 622 180 606 wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares. wsur integral Plumbing and Electrical services Domestic & Commercial plumbing & electrical Call: 666 715 215/ 627 625 624 email: wandy Mann Uk Corgi-registered Domestic Water and Gas services. All areas covered. Combi boiler technician. Emergency Breakdowns Tel: 633 875 588 Email:

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

PROPERTY & POOL CARE wExperienced, professional and reliable all year service. Caring for your Property, Pool and People. References available on request. Call Ron: 637 995 088,

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


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

REMOVALS wMan with a Van, 7.5 tonne capacity, Ikea collections and fitting long and short haul, also roofing and decorating services. Call Steve 633 337 619 Email: wtransportation to Uk to spain to Uk. Whole van loads or single items. Good rates. Regular trips. Also local removals. Call Graham: 620 353 594

RESTAURANTS wtaj Mahal (Torre del Mar) Avenida Andalucia,Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 wtaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 or 667 934 731 wtaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra Vacional - 340 next to Post Office. 952 534 972 / 634 051 635 wrestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831

SATELLITE T.V. wtotal satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wsky shop torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wsat. Co. Freesat HD & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call TOM 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm wtechno-Vision satellite tV, CCTV & Internet Solutions. NO FIX NO FEE. Tel: 657 066 782 & 658 511 811. Visit our online shop at Email: wsky Costa Certified aerial/satellite installer. For all your satellite needs. Call for a free no obligation quote: 667 440 632 or email:

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

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

SOLAR wsolosol – The Solar Professionals. Electricity (PV), Hot Water, Pool Heating, Wind Turbines. For the best installation, retail and trade prices in Spain contact Solosol., Tel: 958360136,

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

SPANISH CLASSES wspanish Classes for adults. Experienced native Spanish teacher. Small groups (4 or 5). Beginners, intermediate, advanced. At Finca dos Mundos KM7, old road Trapiche/Vinuela. Mornings and afternoons. Tel: 693 820 781

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

STORAGE/PARKING wCaravans/boats storage + general storage. 24hr security, best rates. Caravan storage from under 1€ a day. Long term discounts also available. Almayate Costa N340. Tel: 680 176 323 / 699 621 667

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

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TRANSLATION & INTERPRETING wEnglish/French/spanish - Professional translator available to help with all kinds of documents, letters, emails, websites... Please contact Monica Sanchez: or 608 275 144

T-SHIRTS wBuzz it! Smarten up your business with personalised t-shirts and workwear plus suppliers of personalised give-aways. Telephone 675 091 982 (English) or 666 208 880 (Spanish) Email: or find us on facebook Buzzit Spain

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:

WELDERS wFor all your weldings and metal work. English, Espagñol, Nederlands, Francais. Call 622 870 105.

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

torrox ref.: 3224 this 92m2 beautiful new construction (2 beds / 1,5 baths) villa is located in a quiet area, only 3kms from the village. From here and from the 3,600m2 plot you can enjoy the beautiful sea and mountain views. the villa comprises of an open fire place, fitted wardrobes, covered porch, roof terrace and a good tarmac access.

Price: 179,000€ torre del Mar ref.: 3308

Nice corner-apartment (1 bed, 1 bath/ 47m2), near the beach and the centre, renovated, completely furnished, glazed closed terrace, morning sun, sat-tV

Price: 78,000€


NERJA FP0879 A modern, first floor, 71m2, two bedroom, furnished apartment with garage space close to all amenities in the town. Air conditioned


ALMACHAR FP0670 2 A modern, 90m , three bedroom villa with aircon, 6m x 4m pool, easy access enjoying marvellous views to the sea and only 15 mins to the coast

REDUCED 165,000€

OFFiCE Calle El Barrio, 11 Nerja. 29780 tel: 952 52 41 40 Mob: 637 278 306 / 606 087 362

The Sentinella Axarquia March 2013  

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The Sentinella Axarquia March 2013  

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