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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 67

All you need for ‘info on the go’

March 10

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For rent or sale ref: 555 - 001 Splendid 5 Bed 3 Bath Villa. Private pool and gardens. Amazing views. Outside kitchen and BBQ. For Rent: 900€ per month For Sale: 450,000€

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CONtaCt Us: Editor: keidi - 610 976 284 Email: info@thesentinella.com

Finally I can announce that The Sentinella’s new website is officially launched; online and ready for you to take a look! The new design is cleaner and clearer and content is now updated at least twice a week, so there’s always something new and interesting to read. You’ll find a comprehensive list of all the services we offer, plus our range of advertising options, including in the magazine(s), on our newsletter and on the websites. You’ll also be able to read up on The Sentinella Business Opportunity, now with four different entry levels starting from just 4,500GBP. Remember there’s still the chance to join The Sentinella family and launch the little mag in the regions of Granada, Gibraltar, Cadiz, Almeria and Murcia, plus further flung destinations practically anywhere in the world (within reason)! New features will appear on the website within the months ahead, including The Sentinella Shop, Business Directory and more. Keep your eyes peeled and do remember to sign up for our monthly newsletter, via the ‘submit’ box on www.thesentinella.com. You can also access all The Sentinella sub-sites from our main home page and you’ll soon be able to flick through each of the latest editions online – including Axarquia, Costa West, Costa Tropical and Malaga. We are actively looking for articles and features to add to our website, so if you have any ideas, or if you are holding any special events, etc, please email us with the details.

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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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From The Ed (cont) Due to the launch we are now accepting web advertisements on the new site, which range from 200€-500€ for a six month period. For an exact quote email sales@thesentinella.com stating the page and site which you would like to advertise on. As I write this month’s editorial the rain is intermingled with strong gusts of wind, and the outlook is one of total gloom. I feel like opening the door and screaming at it: “Rain, rain, go away and don’t come back until I say!” I suspect I’m not alone in wishing for the first glimmers of spring sun and that milestone beach day, when we can start to reboost our flagging tans. Let’s all pray that the April editorial will be drenched in sun-dipped kisses and springtime hugs…

Keidi Keating x

Editor (of the original little mag)!

A Taste Of What´s On This Month Useless Facts .............Page 18 Film review.................Page 24 Funny Pics.................Page 38 spanish Foods............Page 46 sharescope................Page 48 Network Update.........Page 51 amazing animals.......Page 54 star signs...................Page 97 what´s On...................Page 98 Puzzle Page..............Page 102 Joke Page.................Page 104

Strange News Sword swallower breaks record An Australian performance artist has set a new world record by swallowing 18 swords at the same time. Chayne Hultgren, also known as the Space Cowboy, beat his 2008 record by swallowing the swords, each 28.35” long, at an event in Sydney. The swords were bound together with a steel clasp. He said that while the stunt was not dangerous, he had spent many hours training for it. After setting the new Guinness World Record Mr Hultgren, 31, described it as one of his greatest achievements so far. Cat owners 'cleverer' than dog owners Cat owners are more likely to have university degrees than people who have dogs, according to a new scientific survey of pet ownership. Researchers at the University of Bristol say the superior intelligence of cat owners is unlikely to be caused by their exposure to their pets. Rather, more educated people tend to work longer hours and choose a pet to fit their lifestyles. Unlike dogs, cats require no walking and can manage with little human company. Homes with degree-holders were 1.36 times more likely to have a cat than other households. The same homes were less likely to have a dog than households where no-one went to university. Finders weepers Two Chinese men who found a horde of priceless antiques in an ancient tomb did not realise their value and sold them for pennies. One of the artworks was a pottery figure of a woman worth nearly £100,000 which they sold for the equivalent of 28p. Feng and Zheng of Guying Town, Henan Province found the tomb while hunting hares in a field near their homes. They dug out more than 20 antiques from the tomb and sold them to a collector for just over £1,000 altogether. The pair were shocked to later discover that the tomb they had found dated back to the 1,000-year-old Sui Tang Dynasty.

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Random Joke How to call the police when you´re old and don´t move fast anymore. George Hewitson, an elderly man, from Norwich UK, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things. He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" He said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me. Then the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available."

George said, "Okay." He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again. "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot them." and he hung up. Within five minutes, Six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at the Hewitson`s' residence, and caught the burglars red-handed. One of the Policemen said to George, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!" "I thought you said there was nobody available!" replied George. Don't mess with old people!

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12.00 - 16.30 18.30 - 24.00 Avda. Andalucia, 35 Bajo 29750 Algarrobo-Costa (Malaga)

Tel: 952 551 439 or 671 886 552


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Linea Directa Línea Directa continues to grow According to data compiled at the end of the fiscal year, Línea Directa aseguradora, a market leader in direct motor and home insurance in Spain, was the only company in the top 19 motor insurers to show a positive growth in 2009. In a very complex economic situation where the insurance sector has fallen by some 5.4%, Línea Directa has recorded a turnover of more than €661 million, which is a 2% increase on the previous fiscal year. The company has also increased its number of new policies by nearly half a million and now boasts more than 1.7 million customers – 63,000 of whom are expatriates. In fact, Línea Directa closed the year 2009 with the best sales figures in the history of the company. Not only did it see some 480,000 policies sold in Spain, but its Motor Insurance increased its turnover by 1% and its Home Insurance by 150%. This shows a huge growth in the potential of the company as a whole. Due to the success of the business model that Línea Directa has implemented and followed since the launch of the company, this very-high ranking insurer has shown that it is still continuing to maintain its excellent record and quality of service. The direct insurance model that it employs is exempt of intermediaries, which is what makes it possible for Línea Directa to offer extremely competitive prices. In addition, it reaches the best customer satisfaction rates, which is a result of its high levels of quality in all its products and services.

It is as a result of all of these factors that Línea Directa has sustained its position as the market leader in direct insurance and – after only 15 years in the sector – is already ranked fifth among motor insurance companies in Spain. A service entirely in English and German Línea Directa’s International Department allows the company to offer all of its services in both English and German to foreign policy holders residing in Spain. As a result, customers can take out a policy, make any type of enquiry, present a claim, request and receive documentation and enjoy 24-hour assistance in either language, during one single call. What’s more, it also offers policy holders an advisory service when dealing with repair garages. About Línea Directa aseguradora Línea Directa aseguradora, 100% owned by Bankinter, is currently the fifth largest motor insurance company in Spain, specialising in direct car, motorbike, company fleet and home insurance. For more information call 902 123 104.

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Movies What we learn from the movies If staying in a haunted house women should reveal any noises in their most revealing underwear. When they are alone all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other. Even when driving down a perfectly straight road it is necessary to turn the steering wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments. Although in the 21st century it is possible to fire weapons at an object out of our visual range, people of the 23rd century will have lost this technology. It is not necessary to say hello or goodbye when beginning or ending phone conversations. A single match will be sufficient to light up a room the size of Wembley Stadium. If a large pane of glass is visible someone will be thrown through it before long. If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps. Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilisation. It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a flight involving martial arts – your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors. No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption or alien invasion will ever go into shock.


TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant Eat as MUCh as YOU LikE

9.95 € We offer an ‘all you can eat’ menu (as many starters, main courses & desserts as you want) all freshly cooked to order. You stay seated at your table as everything is served to you in courses.

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De Cotta By Myles Jackson, a Barrister-at-Law De Cotta McKenna & Santafé International child abduction' is when a parent takes his under-age child ('Jonny'), from his habitual residence to another country without the other parent's consent or Court's permission. Indeed, failing to return Jonny home after an agreed holiday or period abroad also constitutes international child abduction. Quite often, 'abducting' parents are unaware they have committed a crime. Often the abductor is the primary carer who can no longer abide the other parent's behaviour, can no longer subsist financially or simply misses family support back home. Accordingly, if living in Spain and thinking of heading off with Jonny, you must obtain the other parent's written consent or the court's permission. Likewise, where the other parent decamps with Jonny without your consent, report it to the authorities and apply to court for Jonny's immediate return. The court’s primary interest is Jonny's prompt and safe return to his habitual residence. The court’s singular interest is to determine whether permission to remove existed or not. This rationale is to dissuade parents from resorting to titfor-tat secondary abduction. To avoid 'abducting' Jonny yourself, you should agree terms with the other parent. Such agreement can be sworn before a notary or be ratified by a judge. The agreement will confirm both parents' agreement to Jonny going to live in another country as well as who has primary custody of Jonny, when he is to stay with mum, when he is to stay with dad, where he is to stay at Christmas and Easter and other holidays etc.. Where one parent suspects that the other is about to abduct Jonny, they can take preventative measures such as ensuring his passport is safe, notifying the Passport office not to issue a 'replacement' passport

and informing the police, family doctor and school of their concerns. I also advise you to prepare an 'information pack' ready for presentation to the police when abduction occurs. The pack should contain recent colour digital photos of Jonny and abducting parent, physical descriptions, colour of hair, eyes, height, weight, frame, distinguishing scars etc., as well as your lawyer's full contact details. If you wish more information on this particular topic or would like to discuss any matter raised therein, contact Myles Jackson or Reyes Gomez Llorente, De Cotta McKenna y Santafe, on 952 527 014. Offices in Mijas Costa, Coín, Nerja, Granada and Tenerife. De Cotta McKenna y Santafé, Calle Diputación, 6-2º-A, 29780 Nerja, Málaga. Tel.: (+34) 952 52 70 14 Fax: (+34) 952 52 34 28 email: mylesjackson@decottalaw.net website: www.decottalaw.com


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Funny Classifieds The following is an actual advertisement from an Irish newspaper aUtOMOBiLE FOr saLE, 1985 Blue Volkswagen. Only 50 miles. Only first gear and reverse ever used. Never driven hard. Original tyres. Original brakes. Original fuel and oil. Only 1 driver. Owner wishing to sell due to employment lay-off.

FULL sizED MattrEss. 20 yr. warranty. like new. slight urine smell. NiCE ParaChUtE: never opened - used once UsED tOiLEt PaPEr FOr saLE. I have a wide selection of brands and designs. tUrkEY FOr saLE. Partially eaten. Only eight days old. Both drumsticks still intact. FOr saLE: One pair hardly used dentures only 2 teeth missing. FOUr-POstEr BED, 101 years old. Perfect for antique lover. DOg FOr saLE: eats anything and is fond of children.

ACADEMIA GALA SpaniSh CourSeS intenSive & ConverSational all levelS available Including for children starting school C/Fragata, 6, Torre del Mar

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MR‘wants CLUTTER your goods’ *House and Garage clearances *Shops and Bars - old stock * Now buying; Antiques, Gold & Jewellery Call David on: 686 375 089 or email a list to: cullimores@hotmail.com Cash available and efficient service

“So DoN’T BE A NUTTER,

SELL iT To MR CLUTTER ”

Weston Kennels & Cattery Fully Licensed Kennels

A real home from home for your pets Over 18 years experience Collection Service Long stays our speciality We also have CAS dogs & cats looking for a home tel: 951 254 134 952 030 036

Email: terrygweston@yahoo.com we are on the torrox - Competa road, 100m from Pavo real


turn your terrace or balcony into all year round living space. w w w w w w w w

the answer - glass curtains! Benefits: Other Products

Doesn’t spoil views Folds neatly away Elimates dust and dirt No need to bring furniture inside Warmer winter homes Increases value to property Adds security Reduces noise

Replacement Windows/Doors ---Glass cut to size ---Shower screens ---Repairs to all Glass Products ---Conservatories

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We also carry out all kinds of glazing repairs. If its glass we do it.


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ial pec t s e hos wan of t don’t ’t x i m ou an ther at y ut c ! Anoacts th know b ading! f to p re h el

Reindeer like to eat bananas

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. (Don't even try it!) There is a place in Norway called "Hell" Some farmers in Japan have learned to grow their watermelons into a square shape. They did this to conserve shelf space.

The word "sophomore" means "sophisticated moron"

The fortune cookie was invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodlemaker

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat more than 22 pounds of tomatoes every year. More than half this amount is eaten in the form of ketchup and tomato sauce

The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away

The estimated number of M & M's sold each day in the United States is 200,000,000 A cat cannot move its jaw sideways MIxERS

TONY’S POKERS TOOL HIRE

All types of tools Chainsaw Sharpening Service

Alcaucin Based New equipment arrived For more details call:

693 505 272 693 286 625

WACKER PLATES

Carousel

Secondhand Furniture Shop

Open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 2pm & Sat - 9.30am - 1pm

Book exchange available on ground floor “House Clearances”

Call Gilly on: 630 211 907

La Vinuela Pueblo (Down steps at side of Bank)

PAINTING

Villas, interior / Exterior Rejas & Garden Walls etc. Very Competitive Rates For a free no obligation quote Phone Nick in Vinuela

On: 676 491 811 {No job too small}


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From classics to modern day cars

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Dents, scratches, Welding, ITV failures, servicing, Insurance, Crash repairs Grúa services, secure Parking Tyres: we will Unwanted New & Part Worn act as your Vehicles agent & sell Wheel Balancing removed your vehicle Punctures Tel: 952 030 878 To Vinuela

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We are here A-402

Garden Centre To Vinuela To Puente don Manuel

Mob: 663 515 341

To Periana

Directions: Take the Vinuela turning off the a-402, at the Garden Centre turn right and we are at the end of the road Cars for sale Stock changing weekly. See page 109


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Mothers Job Description Need a Job? Look no further! Job Description: Long term team players needed for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organisational skills, be willing to work variable hours which will include evenings and weekends, and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required. Responsibilities: The candidate must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs €5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying

DENtist Dr Bakri

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Torrox Costa Tel: 952 53 20 12

Emergencies: 678 974 892

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wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets, and stuck zips. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars, and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organise social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute and an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility. Possibility for advancement and promotion: Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining

TONY PHILLIPS

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

MAN & VAN! Anytime...Anywhere

Locally based 12 cubic metres €25 per hour Small Loads to U.K Phone Mark:  669 255 968


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Funny Pic :)

and updating your skills so that those in your charge(s) can ultimately surpass you.

The importance of the colour of your bike seat !

Previous Experience: None required. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis. Wages and Compensation: Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when the offspring turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give your children whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more. Benefits: While there are no health insurance, no dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays, and no stock options offered, this job supplies limitless opportunities for growth. The jobs yours!!

Bike seat or ladyboy?

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The Sentinella Axarquia

Coastal from Benajarafe up to and including Nerja and inland 7,000 copies monthly “You Know it Makes Sense”!

Call: 664 210 468

english Dental technician Over 20 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

ChirOPODist (Registered) Foot & Hand Care

Treatment for Corns, Veruccas & hard skin etc... Also Manicures, Pedicures Mon-Sat 9.30 - 14.00,17.00 - 21.00 Now doing Home Visits

C/Pizarra 40, (above bank), La Vinuela tel: 695 243 238

MK FITNESS & HEALTH Healthy, happy and fit for life * Professional, safe & friendly workouts * Acheive your goals while having fun * One to one/partnered/groups * Diet & nutrition guidance * Fully qualified Personal Trainer & Registered Nurse

Tel: 652 299 071 E-mail: mkfitnessandhealth@hotmail.com

COLONiC irrigatiON A HEALTHY MOVE

Cleaning of the Colon A detox Enjoy: clearer skin, increased energy, weight loss, mental clarity and more... Call Eileen: 951 167 238 or 609 811 879 (near Hotel Vinuela)

MR Property Services For all your property repairs & maintenance *Plumbing * Electrics *Kitchens *Bathrooms *Reforms *Brickwork & Tiling *Suppliers of Pool Heat Pumps Covers and Rollers

Tel: 951 247 239 Mob: 653 475 891


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Food served daily Mon - Fri 10am - 9pm Sat 12pm - 8pm Sun 1pm - 5pm March Special 2 meals for 8€ (excluding curries & steaks) Sunday Roasts 3 courses 9.95€ Choice of Lamb, Beef, Pork or Chicken New Lines coming soon!! Monday nights - 8.00pm - Bingo Tuesday nights - 8.30pm - Quiz Wednesday nights - Pool Club Friday nights - 8.00pm - wii Bowling Happy Hour - Mon - Fri 6pm - 7pm (Mahou 1.25€ pint, non-branded spirit & mixer 1.75€)

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We are pleased to welcome back the Alcaucin British Legion * We will remain closed on Thursdays throughout March

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Film iew R ev

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The story takes place in 1890s London, during the Industrial Revolution where dirty workers hang out on the streets with wealthy Victorians. Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) has finally caught the serial killer and dark “sorcerer” Lord Blackwood. Holmes and trusted ally Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) are ready to close the book on another puzzling case. But as Blackwood is about to be hanged, he warns Holmes that death has no power over him. After the murderer is laid in a

coffin in the ground, Blackwood rises from the dead to resume his killing spree, calling on the dark arts to achieve his evil goals. Sherlock Holmes is a scrappy, inquisitive guy who spends days alone in his room littered with papers and bizarre inventions. He also plays the violin, experiments with Watson’s dog, and is an expert fighter. Holmes sees every small detail, which helps him solve crimes. There’s a lot of clever dialogues and for that reason the plot does drag a tad at times. Although everything else, including the action, is fantastic. If you’re a fan of Guy Ritchie films, any of the actors, or movies set in the late 1800s, you should definitely check out this film. Star Rating – ***/***** (A smudge better than average!)

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

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


Great News! Chef´s Back!

Navid the chef is back after a 3 month holiday. The entire menu is all freshly prepared and cooked to order using fresh ingredients

special menu

everyday & 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, or Karahi accompaniments: Plain or Pilau rice. Plain, Garlic, Cheese or onion Nan Bread or Chapati

all this for only 9.50€

Menu del Dia Mon-Fri 12pm - 4pm takeaways available Free Pappadam 3 courses €5.95 with veg. curry & pickle €6.95 with meat/prawn curry 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

FrEE Pappadam with Mango Chutney & Pickle tray with all meals

Gas and Electric Boilers/Heaters Serviced


ToRRo

Quiz night every 2nd Friday in the month with a free supper

All Sports includes free snacks Breakfast from only 3€

Food from Fish and Chips wi Fi 10am until late 7 with home made Bookings days per week beer batter Fridays recommended from 12 noon for after 6pm English Breakfasts ToGS Golf Society – Call Graham to join

The Best Clima

open 10am till late, 7 days a week Avda. Espana, Torrox-Costa Telf: 666 698 104

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New shop now open in torrox Costa 952 967 722

ONLY 12.95€ 7 days a week, 364 days a year

Laguna Beach Tel: 951 047 943 Mob: 627 141 966 Mon - Fri: 5pm - 11pm - Sat & Sun: 2pm - Midnight


oX CoSTA The Wellbeing Centre Special Offer for March

Cristal Clear Microdermabrasion 50€ Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, No.16, Torrox Costa

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Lighthouse LEws Fish & ChiPs traditional English Fish & Chips Eat in or take away Edf ruselo, avda Faro tel: 952 532 633 Opening times: Mon - sun 10am - 10pm


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Let’s shoot to Torrox Costa to discover the latest news…. Cafe Bar Nautico is pleased to announce its newly decorated cafe bar. The team are holding a quiz evening on 12th March and an afternoon quiz at 3pm on the 16th and 30th March. The Continental Cafe Bar and Bistro is under new management! John, Mary-Jo, Dave and Avril (formerly from The Bull) all welcome you to the new look Continental Cafe Bar and Bistro. Pop along and enjoy a Scottish Breakfast and food in the Bistro, or experience home made pies exclusive to The Continental. There are no Special Meals for Mothers Day for one good reason; all their meals are special! Bookings are advisable. The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. Ladyzonely gym is where a little bit of that gets you great results. Enjoy a meal at Flamenco Fusion and receive a free glass of wine or beer when you show your The Sentinella. Enjoy live flamenco shows 6 nights a week. They also run flamenco dance classes. So call Flamenco Fusion to find out more about what´s going on in March. Have you visited APP informática.com’s

new shop, now open in Torrox Costa for laptops, PCs, sales and servicing? Log on to APP properties.eu - which deals with sales and rentals throughout Axarquia offering competitive commission rates. Eat all you can for only 12,95€ at The Light of India, open seven days a week. Gobble traditional English fish and chips from Lews Fish and Chips. You can eat in or take away. Hmmm I can smell them just writing about them! Visit the International Steak House, formerly The Hide Away, for that unique experience in dining. The chefs offer steaks by clients design, including a range of vegetarian dishes. There’s a new concept in the tuition of Spanish at mba centro de formación. All levels are catered for. Simple Care is on hand for all your medical needs. Whether dental, opticians, doctors, or home care, Simple Care is there to help. Rebeccah Curtis at The Wellbeing Centre is offering readers a special offer for March; Cristal Clear microdermabrasion for 50€. New to Torrox Costa is i-dea for all your printing needs; business cards, flyers, posters etc. Plus, if you are looking for an events organiser this year, then look no further! Monica will provide you with her expertise arranging anything from birthdays to garden or beach parties this summer. For more information on all these businesses turn to pages 26 and 27

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Craig´s Restaurante - Torrox Costa

Craig's Restaurant, situated close to the Beach of Torrox Costa on Costa del Oro (Block 9), specialises in Spanish and German cuisines. It offers a cracking atmosphere in a cosy environment and great prices too!

Craig's is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family and enjoy the freshly prepared meals, all made on the premises by Michael and Fonso. The menu boasts a variety of dishes, such as their German speciality breaded cutlet (Schnitzel) or fillet of beef, a selection of steaks, Argentinean beef, lamb or pork,

plus medallions of pork with roasted potatoes and beans served on wooden plates. Craig's also serve freshly prepared light meals, such as fish or vegetarian meals. There's so much delicious food available and with the Menu of the Day offering everything from Stews to Surprises, you'll definitely have to return to try all the dishes! Craig's opens from 10am for breakfast. The team would love to meet you! See main advert below


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12 DIFFERENT BEERS-32 DIFFERENT TAPAS OPEN TUESDAY - SUNDAY OPEN AT 10AM FOR BREAKFAST ALL FRESHLY COOKED TO ORDER SMOKED FISH DISHES EVERY FRIDAY - COD, CHIPS, PEAS & TARTARE SAUCE 7.50€

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Russell´s - Torrox Costa New Russell´s Russell´s British Store, (known as the 'New Russell´s' on Torrox Costa) is now located in a bigger premises with lots of new lines. You'll find everything from good old British food favourites to British cleaning products and a great frozen range, all at excellent prices. Now situated just 50m past the old shop, between Lews fish & chips and the lottery

shop. It´s well worth a visit; you'll be amazed at the changes! For the best selection at excellent prices get down to Russell´s. Russell´s British Store. The longest running British Shop in Torrox Costa. Avda el Faro, Torrox Costa See advert below for contact details


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Lord Bensons - Torrox Costa Lord Bensons is the premier sports bar in Torrox Costa, specialising in football and rugby. They also have a pool table, juke box, darts and more... Pop along on a Friday night for great entertainment with Karaoke. Be the star of the night and take advantage by practising your Karaoke performance beforehand from 4pm on a Thursday. New this month is line dancing on Sunday nights from 7pm - 9pm which is great fun and good for you too. Lord Bensons boasts a great Sunday roast, at only 6 euros for a three course lunch, is a great price as well! There is always plenty going on, so pop in and experience the warm welcome of

Trevor and Karen, who are also celebrating 5 years at Lord Bensons this month and are having a celebration on the 20th March to mark the occasion - you are all invited! Another celebration in March is Mothers Day and we have lined up a special Mothers Day dinner on the 14th for only 6 Euros each plus a free glass of Cava for mum!! Lord Bensons is open daily from 11am and can be found on Urb. Costa del Oro, Block 8, just off the promenade where there is plenty of seating inside and on the terrace which looks out onto the beach. We look forward to seeing you soon. See main advert below


Hair by Patsy: Cuts, re-style, colour & tints, perming or just a wash and blow dry. Mobile treatments available by appointment. our Salon also offers Beauty & Massage treatments including Hot Stone and indian Head Massage. Gift Vouchers available. For an appointment call: Patsy: 679 562 328 Mo: 663 564 699 Hotel 952 52 75 94 Ask for the Peluqueria tuesdays - saturdays 10am - 7pm


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Virtual Farming Firstly, for those of you who use the Unicaja bank in Benamargosa and have not yet heard, I am very sorry to inform you that Manolo died suddenly of a heart attack last month, aged just 49. He has been a great help to many locals and foreigners alike, so after 26 years he will be sadly missed. As is the Spanish custom, he was buried the following day in Malaga City, where he lived. His wife has given me permission to pass out their address as I am sure there are many of you who would like to send your condolences. It is on the counter in La Vaqueria. She understands English and will be pleased to receive your cards. Having not made a new year’s resolution I resolve monthly. This month’s is to be kinder and more helpful to people with bad backs. And the reason being? My back is killing me! I have to admit to always having considered it as an excuse, an ailment of skivers and shirkers, on a par with man flu, and due about as much sympathy! Not anymore! My lifting days may well be over so actual physical help could be a problem; however I can now empathise with fellow sufferers and promise to be a more thoughtful listener. Such has been the extent of my pain that I’ve had to ditch the previous two drafts for this month’s article as they read like suicide notes! Although I may well be hospitalised at the time of reading La Vaqueria continues as normal. The next Curry Night is on Thurs 11th March with lots of authentically prepared food for just 8,35€. Russ will be in the Print Shop and serving your morning

coffees and cakes and Jorge is in the workshop every Wednesday with his Carving Class. The Thursday informal approach to Arts & Crafts will probably be rowdier than ever without me to keep everything in check! We are very fortunate to have frequent visits from Dianna Gollege, a local artist with many years teaching experience, she will be away sketching and painting in Sicily during this month, but if you are interested in a more professional approach to painting please check the website for updates, or visit the shop towards the end of the month. So, whilst you all continue to go about your daily lives, I shall be languishing about in a room with a view playing computer games! Not only have I recently learnt how to navigate Facebook, but I am now playing a virtual farming game! Having grown up in rural Hampshire, in a small farming community, I always knew that I wanted to be a farmer. “Not for girls,” they said. “Girls may only marry into it.” so La Vaqueria is the closest I’ve ever come to realising that dream; until now that is. I have an enormous farm with no flies and no manure. The only problem is, every time I look at a real lemon or orange tree I don’t want to paint it. Instead I have an irresistible urge to click on it! For those who have not yet come across Farmville, don’t worry, it is a daft but fun game on the internet; a bit of good clean fun, rather like playing cards in the old days!) More next month!

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How Many Zeros In A Billion? This is too true to be funny. The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of it's releases. A billion seconds ago it was 1959. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive. A billion hours ago our ancestors were Living in the Stone Age. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet. A billion pounds ago was only 13 hours and 12 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it. Building Permit Tax, Cigarette Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Income Tax, Vat Tax, Un-

employment Tax, Fishing License Tax, Food Licence Tax, Fuel Permit Tax, Petrol/Diesel Tax, Hunting Licence Tax, Inheritance Tax, Inventory Tax, (tax on top of tax), Liquor Tax, Luxury Tax, Marriage License Tax, Property Tax, Real Estate Tax, Service Charge Taxes, Social Security Tax, Road Usage Tax, Local Tax, Vehicle License Registration Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax and Workers Compensation Tax. Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt... We had the largest middle class in the world... And Mum stayed home to raise the kids. What happened?


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Book Excerpt Sol Searching – A Fun-Filled Tale of a Modern Girl’s Move to the Costa del Sol – tells of Keidi Keating’s quest to make friends, meet the man of her dreams and find a job (starting this wonderful magazine)! Taken from the chapter entitled Moving Forward. My stomach wouldn’t stop dancing, as I was meeting Mr Money about the world’s longest job vacancy, at last! I was exuding excitement at the thought that my unemployment agony might be over by lunch time, but I desperately tried to retain a cool exterior. I pictured myself as a high profile magazine editor flitting between celebrity interviews, free lunches and designer shops. A chic Londoner living it up in the rich area of the Costa del Sol, with a job others would envy. Wealthy men. Yachts. Ferraris. Wealthy men. Yachts. Ferraris. Wealthy men. Yachts. Ferraris. The words bounced around my head, luring me to a new and pretentious life, like a conveyor

belt on a game show, showing what I could win, if my luck was ripe. I wondered what it would be like to have cash to splash; enough money to buy what I wanted, when I wanted, without having to worry about covering the rent each month. Mr Money told me I had the job in February and I assumed he had asked me to journey all the way to Marbella, to reveal a starting date. Why else? My Dad drove the hour and a half slog. My head was like a washing machine, churning around at speed, while pondering over all the possibilities of the forthcoming meeting. We had agreed to meet outside a café, beneath his office.

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How Do I Look?

He emerged out of a random door with a folder under his arm. He looked ‘wrong’. His eyes were bloodshot and baggy, his skin was dull and grey. If he was a piece of fruit one would have speculated that he was going off. “Follow me” he said, leading me up some steps to his office. There were two rooms overlooking a busy main road. I immediately observed that there was no furniture, no computer desks and no phones. No photocopier, no paper clip chains, no naked women calendars, nor any other tell tale ‘we work from here’ signs. Just one empty office, which clearly needed fitting.

Top bad responses for guys to the "How do I look" Question

Sol Searching can be purchased online via www.Amazon.co.uk or www.Amazon.com It is also available from The Sentinella stall at the Tuesday Country Ffarmer’s Market, and from Arkwrights in Puente don Manuel. See Keidi’s Sol Searching blog: www.Sol-Searching.com

6. "Like someone in dire need of some liposuction."

1."That's a great outfit darling but Halloween was five months ago." 2. "Uh-uh, the last time I answered that question, I went temporarily blind." 3. "Ssshhh, the games on right now...go and look in the mirror, that's what its there for!!" 4. "Oh man, I'm gonna lose my lunch." 5. "Like the girl I was with yesterday."

7. "Well, if I close my eyes, just like my previous, prettier girlfriend." 8. "How can I put this...MOOOOOOOO!!!!"


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Naughty! How to get kicked out of a Chemistry class! As always, do not try any of the following in real life!

then when your classmates arrive, begin toasting marshmallows over the bunsen burner.

Pretend an electron got stuck in your ear, and insist on describing the sound to others.

Pour glycerin on all of the counters, and watch the equipment and chemical bottles slide off as they are used in your classmates' experiments

Give a cup of liquid nitrogen to a classmate and ask, "Does this taste funny to you?" Mutter repeatedly, "Not again... not again... not again." When it's very quiet, suddenly cry out, "My eyes!" Deny the existence of chemicals. Write on the board - "Picnic Today" and

Pop a paper bag at the crucial moment when the professor is about to pour the sulfuric acid and last but not least... Carry a small vile of water and tell everyone that you have the secret to invisibility in there. Place the bottle down and pretend not to be watching it very carefully.

Clinica Casa Blanca

Urb. Jardines del Mar, Blq C3, Torrox Costa (near garden Centre, 1km direction Nerja)

Do you suffer from back problems, pain in neck or shoulders, tightness in muscles, joint discomfort, migraine or internal ailments?

The BOWEN TECHNIQUE is gentle and works on the whole body for inflammation, illness and pain. The treatment is safe and appropriate for everyone, from newborn babies to the frail and elderly. We also offer massage, lymphatic drainage and other treatments.

Now: Yoga lessons & meditation (call for more details) NOW STOCKISTS OF “FOREVER LIVING PRODUCTS” Inc. Minerals and Aloe Vera Products. Call for further details

Tel: 952 967 628 or 659 374 673 (also home visits) Ask about gift vouchers


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Top Tips From Handy Andy Handy Andy´s ´top tips´...

hamsters and guinea pigs.

Vegetarians coming to dinner? Simply serve them a nice bit of steak or veal. Since they´re always going on about how Tofu, Quorn, meat substitute, etc., ´tastes exactly like the real thing´, they won´t know the difference will they! 

Rapper: Avoid having to say ´Know what I am sayin´ all the time by actually speaking clearly in the first place.

Single men: Convince people that you have a girlfriend by standing outside Bodyshop with several bags of shopping, looking at your watch and occasionally glancing inside. Shoes last twice as long if only worn every other day. Pet owners: Hard boiled eggs cut in half vertically and with the yolk removed, make ideal minature porcelain style urinals for

At supermarket checkouts a Toblerone box makes a handy ´next customer please´ sign for dyslexic shoppers. Girls: Don´t worry about a nice dress for that important first date. All he´s interested in is seeing you starkers. Avoid parking tickets by leaving your windscreen wipers turn to ´fast wipe´ whenever you leave your car parked illegally. Housewives: I find the best way to get two bottles of washing up liquid for the price of one is by putting one in your trolley and the other in your pocket.

RENTALS OF ALL TYPES OF VANS All sizes Refridgerators 9 Seaters

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French v Italian Top reasons why it's great to be French 1.Yet to experience the joy of winning the World Cup for the first time. 2. You get to eat insect food like snails and frog's legs. 3. If there's a war you can surrender really early. 4. You don't have to read the subtitles on those late night films on Channel 4.

Top ten reasons why it's good to be Italian. 1. In-depth knowledge of bizarre pasta shapes 2. Not embarrassed to wear fur. 3. No need to worry about tax returns. 4. Glorious military history... well, until about 400 AD

5. You can test your own nuclear weapons in other people's countries.

5. Can wear sunglasses inside

6. You can be ugly and still become a famous film star.

6. Political stability.

7. Allow Germans to march up and down your most famous street humiliating your sense of national pride.

7. Flexible working hours.

8. People think you're a great lover even when you're not.

8. Live near the Pope. 9.Country run by Sicilian mafia

DREAM OF EDEN GARDENING SERVICES General Maintenance “Water Systems” Fencing Hard and Soft Landscaping

Contact: Don Brown “The Sentinella’s Gardener” 30 Years Experience Phone: 685 584 829 / 634 492 385

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Local, National and European Removals Airfreight Shipments and Overseas Removals Worldwide Reliable, swift and delicate handling of your personal belongings, either for your domestic or international removal or for storage purposes. Salobrena Based - New Removals Store Opening soon! Great Service, Fair Price

Tel: 685 360 193

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THE HAiR & BEAUTY STUDio Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel (along from Morenos)

Has now moved to new Premises Beauty Treatments

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

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.

Acrylic & Gel Nail Extensions by Sophie Call in to view samples of her stunning work. Full set of nail extensions Normally 50€ NoW 40€

Unisex Hairdressers

We are now open 6 days a week Mon - Sat and also late nights by appointment only. Please call in or contact the Salon for a FREE consultation with one of our highly qualified Stylists

Electrolysis

introducing “Debbie” to our Beauty team now offering Electrolysis, an effective treatment that permanently removes unwanted facial and body hair because it attacks the hair follicle itself. Contact us for further information and a FREE consultation

Non-Surgical Face-Lift Treatment “Julie” will be joining our team soon offering Non-Surgical Face-Lifts. Please contact us for more details about a SPECiAL oPENiNG oFFER Gift Vouchers available for all treatments

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h s i s he n a o t food t p S ds We’re uSppanissh…. k Foo letter Faonfd drin Fabada – This is a typical dish of Asturiana (the northern region of Spain), but it can often be found in other parts of Spain too. It is a rich bean stew made with large white beans, pork, bacon, black pudding and often saffron. It is a heavy dish and because of that it’s usually eaten for lunch, the main meal of the day. Fajitas de Pollo – These are a Mexican speciality, consisting of grilled meat, onions and bell peppers served on a flour or corn tortilla. They are delicious served

with spicy tomato sauce and guacamole. Fondue - This is a Swiss communal dish shared at the table in a large pot over a small burner. The term is derived from the French verb fondre (to melt). Diners use forks to dip bits of food (most often bread) into the warm semi-liquid sauce (commonly a cheese mix). While cheese fondue is the most widely known, there are other pot and dipping ingredients, such as chocolate and strawberries (my fave!) Filetes – Boneless portions of meat. Fresa – Better known by us Brits as the strawberry and thankfully in season right now! I juice them by the punnet to create a dead healthy morning drink to set me up for the day.


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Spanish Foods (continued)

Frambuesa – Smaller than the strawberry, yet just as tasty, the raspberry can be hard to come by here in Spain and when you do they are usually pretty expensive. I found a tub in Eroski recently for 2.50€ Fruta – Not surprisingly this translates as ‘fruit’. Flan – Crème caramel, flan, or caramel custard is a rich custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on top. The dish has spread across Europe and the world. Both 'crème caramel' and 'flan'are French names, but have come to have different meanings in different regions. In Europe and many Commonwealth countries, the dish is generally known as cream caramel. Fideos – These are mini noodles, commonly found in soup.

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One for the ladies

A married man left work early one Friday, but instead of going home, he spent the weekend playing golf and partying with the guys. When he finally returned home on Sunday night, his wife really got on his case and stayed on it. After a few of hours of swearing and screaming, his wife paused and pointed at him and made him an offer. "How would you like it if you didn't see me for a couple of days?"..... The husband couldn't believe his luck, so he looked up, smiled and said, "That would suit me just fine!!" Monday went by, and the man didn't see his wife. Tuesday and Wednesday went by and he still didn't see her. Come Thursday, the swelling went down a bit and he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.


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$$$ Share´oscope $$$

Del Boy’s Dodgers

Let´s have a look through the all-revealing Share`oscope to see what´s happening in the world of stocks and shares...

Continuing our feature on certain businesses that The Sentinella no longer have any association with.

This months chosen share is Inmarsat. Mr Stockmarket has bought 138 shares at 724p. Inmarsat is a provider of globle mobile satellite communications services via a network of satellites, offering solutions for uses in the maritime land and aeronautical industries. The February share was Dragon Oil. Purchased at 436p now 450p Check in next month to see if the shares are up or down...

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Costafreeze

Costafreeze are pleased to announce a new delivery service of English frozen food in your area. At what we believe to be the most competitive prices available in todays market. We carry in stock in our refrigerated van, a wide selection, but ordering of special items can be done by emailing us for a stock list. All leading brands such as Birdseye, Walls, Youngs, Quorn, Weightwatchers etc... are carried in stock. For copyright reasons we cannot mention the name but we buy directly from the biggest English Supermarket in Fuengirola. wednesdays & saturdays Delivery Charges Less than 10 items - 1€ per item More than 10 items as follows: Orders to the value of 75€ - 10€ Orders between 75€ - 150€ - 15€ Orders between 150€ - 250€ - 20€ Orders between 250€ - 400€ - 30€ Orders over 400€ - 50€

Delivery times tuesdays & Fridays trapiche Market,trapiche 10.30 - 12.30pm (Tuesdays only) Chiringuito antonio Market, Puente don Manuel: 10.30 - 12.30pm (Fridays only) sales office Urb. Pueblo ana Maria: 12.45 - 1.15pm tiffanys bar Puente don Manuel: 1.30 - 2pm Urb. los Olivios Buena Vista: 2.15 - 3pm Coach park Frigilana: 3.30 - 4pm Pavo real restaurant Competa: 4.30 - 5.15pm square next to taurus real Estate, Competa: 5.30 - 6pm

Carpark opposite Pasatiempo bookshop: torre del Mar: 11.30am - 12pm axarquia golf shop, Caleta: 12.15pm - 12:30pm Cafe Bar Nautico torrox Costa: 12.45pm - 1.15pm Lews Fish and Chips torrox Costa: 1.30pm - 2pm El Pino bar campsite torrox Park: 2.15pm - 2.45pm El ancla torrox Costa: 3pm - 3.30pm Marinas de Nerja hotel: 3.45pm - 4.15pm acorn/Maxwell/El Bosque bars Nerja: 4.30pm - 5pm sarah & Manolo´s / ship inn / Opp. riu Monica Nerja: 5pm - 5.30pm Cafe del Mar / Black horse Burriana beach: 5.45pm - 6.15pm sportsman bar (near supersol Nerja) 6.30pm - 7pm

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l e o o P agu potting ! G et Le The Sentinella with the fixtures &

League standings of the Torrox Costa Pool League Please feel free to pop along to your local bar. You never know they may be looking for better players!! March Fixtures 11th Bar Tabla 1 v Ribhouse 1 El Pino v Casa Maria 1 Pavo Real v Bolero Ribhouse 2 v Bar Tabla 2 Casa Maria 2 v Continental 18th Casa Maria 1 v Ribhouse 1 Continental v El Pino Ribhouse 2 v Pavo Real

Bar Tabla 2 v Casa Maria 2 Bolero v Bar Tabla 1 25th Ribhouse 1 v El Pino Bar Tabla 1 v Continental Pavo Real v Bar Tabla 2 Bolero v Casa Maria 2 Casa Maria 1 v Ribhouse 2 Please note that Casa Maria 1 are no longer in the league. Therefore teams who have played them will get 10 points and those who are scheduled to meet them will get 10 points TEAM PAVO REAL CONTINENTAL EL PINO BOLERO RIBHOUSE 2 CASA MARIA 2 BAR TABLA 1 RIBHOUSE 1 BAR TABLA 2 CASA MARIA 1

Play Points 11 82 11 72 10 66 11 61 11 60 11 59 11 52 10 44 11 44 OUT OUT

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Network Update The Sentinella would like to welcome our new sales person aboard our ship! Simon Muldowney, from Valencia, is now working for The Sentinella to sell advertising space across all the editions which make up The Sentinella Network. Simon comes with more than 20 years experience of magazine advertisement sales experience in the UK and beyond. In that time he has built up an impressive portfolio of contacts and he is looking forward to helping The Sentinella flourish. He is also taking on the role of Sales Representative & Trainer for The Sentinella Business Opportunity, and the first point of contact for anyone interested in starting

The Sentinella in the available regions. On a final note I would like to announce the launch of www.thesentinellanetwork.com for anyone who wishes to discover more about the franchise, what it involves, earnings potential, what it includes and details of the four entry levels. Log on and have a read. You can also request a free Information Brochure at the same time!


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The Ribhouse One cold and wet Sunday morning... ...I had no food in the house and obviously being in Spain, hardly any shops open, I realised that I had nothing for dinner. “Ah well no loss” I thought, I am going to call the Ribhouse in Torrox Costa to see if they could fit us in. Great, they could and I knew then that I had to skip breakfast, as you certainly get a great fill at the Ribhouse. When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by Thomas, the owner, who showed us to our seats. The dining experience is different here as you eat in what I can only describe as a large conservatory, which was bright and airy even though it was cold and wet outside. For starters there was 'soup of the day', always home made by the lovely Kirsty, Tom's wife. On this occasion, it was Cream of Vegetable and it came out in a large tureen so you could help yourself, it was delicious! For mains there is always a choice of

We specialise in Ribs, Wings, Steaks

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and Chicken QUIZ NIGHT  Last Saturday in month

Chicken, Pork, Beef or Lamb and it is advisable that you pre-order your meat when booking a table, as they can get very busy. We had ordered the Lamb and Pork. As always, it's bought out in dishes and you help yourself. Copious amounts of meat, 3 or 4 vegetables, Yorkshire puddings, gravy boats and roast potatoes. Also you are informed that if you require more vegetables just ask. “No chance” I thought, “There is enough here to feed 6”! The meat was superb really tender and juicy and accompanied by all the traditional niceties it was a fantastic feed. Thomas gave us ample time to digest the delicious food, before asking if we wanted dessert. Even though I was full to bursting, when he reeled off 4 tantalising home made desserts I had to have a go. Lemon sponge and custard went down a treat and that really summed up the whole experience – an absolute treat! “The Ribhouse – Not Just Ribs!!” See advert below

Ribs!! t s u j t o N Torrox Costa - Block 88 (Next to tennis courts & Auto 2000)

tel: 95 253 2369, 696 516 534. Closed Mondays

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Cancer Care Hospice needs quality furniture in good saleable condition (sofas, beds, dining tables/chairs, bookshelves, dressers, armchairs etc etc) anything you don't need, or surplus to requirements, PLEASE don't dump, just ring Tony on... 661 826 654 or 638 108 564. Anything you give, helps us to raise much needed funds for our Cancer Hospice in Benalmadena.


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g nd n i rou a z t s a Am mals, with Ewaesttearkejuga lfoaoctks n AnTihis mtohnethcsoormneer,iunttethreesrtiabbit…

at a bo The world record for the rabbit high jump is 1 metre.

The world record for the record long jump is 3 metres. That's over 9 feet! The largest litter of baby rabbits is 24. It has happened twice. Once in 1978 and again in 1999. The longest ears are 31.125 inches long. They belong to an American rabbit, Nipper's Geronimo. The longest-lived rabbit was nearly 19 years old when he died.

Biggest bunny: 26 lbs., 7 oz.! A rabbit has 18 toenails: 4 on each of the back feet, and 5 on each of the front. Rabbits have a tiny "peg" tooth behind each incisor. The smallest wild rabbit breed in North American is the Pygmy or Little Idaho rabbit, which weighs slightly less than one pound. There are over 150 different rabbit coat colours, but only 5 eye colours (brown, blue-grey, blue, marbled, and pink). President Lincoln allowed his sons to keep many pets in the White House, including pet rabbits.

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Amazing Animals (continued)

Lost Dog

Female rabbits have two lobes to their uterus. Though not advisable, rabbits can carry two litters of different gestational ages at the same time.

I know most of you are dog lovers and will help if you can.

Rabbits are lagomorphs, not rodents. They are related to hares and pikas. Rabbits can see behind them without turning their heads. Rabbits are not indigenous to Australia. Rabbits were released on deserted islands to give shipwrecked sailors a food source until they could be rescued. Rabbits are most active at dawn and dusk.

HTC TyTN ii Mobile Phone Brand new in box!! Unlocked with Tom Tom Europe installed

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The HTC TyTN II takes global connectivity to the next level. With an internet connection via 3.5G hSDPA that is 9 times faster than 3G, using the TyTN II to download files and surf the Web is a breeze. With a complete suite of MicrosoftÂŽ Office Mobile applications, being out of the office doesn't have to mean you're out of the loop. Always ready for business and pleasure, the HTC TyTN II makes sure you are too.

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Our neighbour has lost her Chihuahua puppy and is desperate to find him. Yesterday, she was sitting on the couch watching TV and realised he was gone. She called out to him and he never responded. She then noticed the back door was open. She has been putting up signs everywhere in an effort to have him returned. Thanks help.

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Redwell Infrared Heating Good Idea. Have you ever had such a good idea that you wanted to share it with everyone? Or have you ever found such a good product that you can’t understand why every household doesn’t have one? We have. My wife and I have felt so cold in the Spanish winters that we were practically in despair until we discovered infra-red heating panels. Made in Austria, to exacting and beautiful standards, they keep our home remarkably warm for a very modest cost. For example, our lounge diner is 9m x 4m with a 4m high ceiling and in normal winter temperatures it is kept lovely and warm by consuming just 1.2 kilowatts of electricity. When the temperatures dropped to near freezing in January this year we did have to increase this to 2.1 kilowatts, but that’s not a lot considering the size of the room. As a comparison, one bar of an electric fire consumes 1 kilowatt, a kettle up to 3

kilowatts and air conditioning – well that can be massive! These are not the €60 conventional electric heaters which are heavily advertised and can have a place in the home (provided you sit alongside them). Redwell infra-red panels are absolutely top quality items that have been developed from industrial to domestic use. Infra-red was originally used to heat vast areas like warehouses, aircraft hangers and garages, which require warmth even when huge doors remain open. If they can achieve warmth in this type of environment, imagine what they can do for your home! Why not call to arrange an appointment and experience these heaters while the worst of the Spanish winter is upon us? Call Peter on 628 690 326 for Viñuela Lake Area – or main office in Torrox See main advert opposite


March tips Take care of your garden whatever the weather conditions. Many plants are shooting… time to control diseases that eat new shoots. also prevent fungus such as oidio, Mildiu, roya o Mancha negra. If you still haven´t done the organic fertilising you can do it now (manure,compost etc)

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Please contact: head Office torrox Dipl.- ing. svend scharler: 952 539 742 Viñuela Peter thornton: 628 690 326

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Political Correctness How to speak about women and be politically correct:

How to speak about men and be politically correct:

1. She is not a 'Babe' or a 'Chick' she is a ' Breasted Citizen.'

1. He does not have a 'Beer Gut' he has developed a 'Liquid grain storage Facility.'

2. She is not 'Easy' she is 'horizontally accessible.'

2. He is not a 'Bad Dancer' he is ‘Overly Caucasian.'

3. She is not a 'Dumb Blonde' she is a ‘Light haired detour off the information superhighway.'

3. He does not 'Get Lost All The Time' he 'investigates alternative Destinations.'

4. She has not 'Been Around' She is a 'Previously Enjoyed Companion'

4. He is not 'Balding' he is in 'Follicle regression.'

5. She does not 'Nag' you. she becomes 'Verbally repetitive.' 6. She is not a 'Two-Bit Hooker' she is a ‘Low Cost Provider.' Save up to 50% compared to conventional retaining walls

5. He does not act like a 'Total Ass' he develops a case of ‘rectal-Cranial inversion.' 6. It's not his 'Crack' you see hanging out of his pants it's 'rear Cleavage.’

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The Lemon Tree riogordo

New owners Graham & Vanessa would like you to join them Meet up with your friends to share & taste a plate or two, inspirationally cooked by our fabulous lynsey who creates something new each week, or relax on the sofa by the open fire with a chilled glass of wine

looK oUT for oUr eVeNTs eVeNINGs & JoIN IN THe fUN!!

Saturday 13th March 1/2 price draFt Beer !!

Friday 19th March

Live Music Katie - “the english rose” Food available so book your table early as limited space but everyone is welcome to prop up the bar !! Whatever your choice, a warm & friendly welcome always awaits!! Free carafe of wine with a meal for two during March on production of this advert

oPeN THUrsDay, frIDay & saTUrDay 6PM - laTe

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Call: 620 3535 94 find us on


ARkWRiGHts

The British Store & More Puente don Manuel MAKE SURE YoU MAKE THE RiGHT MoVE & TURN RiGHT AT VENTA BAJA CRoSSRoADS To ARKWRiGHT’S

MARCH oFFER 10% oFF ALL PET FooD & PET RELATED iTEMS. EASTER EGGS ARE iN, ToGETHER WiTH CADBURYS CREAM EGGS. oUR NEW LiNES ARE REALLY FLYiNG oUT, DoNT MiSS oUT!

winter Opening hours: Monday - saturday 9am - 7pm sunday 10am - 4 pm


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DON'T FORGET MOTHERS DAY 14th MARCH. ORDER YOUR FLOWERS NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT ALWAYS IN STOCK FRESH MILK, FRESH VEGETABLES & FRESH FLOWERS. DAILY NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES WE NOW HAVE A CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINE, YOU CAN ALSO ORDER YOUR CIGARETTES & TOBACCO FOR GOING BACK TO U.K, SAVING YOU A TRIP TO THE COAST! DON'T FORGET OUR MOTTO, IF YOU NEED IT WE WILL STOCK IT, WE ARE 99% SUCCESSFUL IN AQUIRING THE UNOBTAINABLE IN SPAIN. WE ARE UNDOUBTABLY THE LARGEST STOCKED SUPERMARKET OF BRITISH PRODUCTS EAST OF MALAGA, WHY NOT CALL BY AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. COMING SOON OUR NEW WEBSITE, SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER AND BE THE FIRST IN THE "KNOW"

952 519 780 951 167 674

we accept all major credit cards Find us on the web: www.arkwrights-groceries.com


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24HR... PLUMBING, DRAINAGE ALL GAS APPLIANCES MINOR ELECTRICAL WORK & SOLAR PANELS

Unblocked, Serviced Repaired or Installations, all work undertaken, Former UK British Gas Trained & Dyno Rod Engineers all fully qualified English & Spanish speaking

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Foundation Angel Love A Child Foundation The Love a Child Foundation (LACF) is a non-profit organisation set up in 2002 to support children who are abandoned, abused, exploited, refugee or orphaned. Originally helping Tibetan refugee children living in Northern India, LACF has now expanded to include children in Burma (Myanmar) and Ecuador. The main aim of the charity is to find ‘sponsor parents’ for its children; providing them with food, clothing, education and care - as well as the comfort in knowing that someone cares. Public donations are welcomed - these are used for infrastructure projects such as the building of school rooms, dormitories, toilets and washing blocks; as well as for providing necessary medical and school equipment. Thanks to a pioneering scheme, the running costs of the organization will soon be funded by private donors (‘Foundation Angels’), allowing 100% of sponsorship and public donations to reach the children. LACF is about to launch a major awareness raising campaign, and is looking for offers of help or assistance. On March 13th John Margetson will be at restaurante Azafran for the opening of a dedicated art exhibition for Love A Child Foundation. If you would like to help by organising an event in your area, or you would like more information on becoming a ‘Foundation Angel’, please contact director Sharon Sands on: (0034) 648 924 040 sharon@loveachildfoundation.com. www.loveachildfoundation.com


iF YOU haVE a PrOPErtY FOr saLE  Or rENt - PLEasE CaLL Us Phone: 952 554 235 / 626 038 851 Email: sally@axarquiaproperties.com

as2297 los Romanes 99,950€

as2291 alhama de Granada 190,000€

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as2288 Rubite 90,000€

Bargain price for this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom village house with 70m2 terrace and views of Lake Viñuela

163m2, traditional totally renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom village house with courtyard

as2285 el Romo 279,000€

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215m2 Cortijo 3 bedrooms,

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2 bathrooms, two houses

renovated 1 bedroom house

with dip pool and

with 2 terraces and

with split level roof terrace

swimming pool

mountain views

and space to extend

2 houses, one habitable with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. The other to reform with small garden

as2294 arenas del Rey 89,000€ 2 bedroom village house

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BEM idiomas Este mes escribo un párrafo en español. ¿Puedes entenderlo? This month I am writing a paragraph in Spanish. Can you understand? In the month of March don´t forget Mothers Day on Sunday 14th. En el mes de marzo no olvidarse del día de la madre, el domingo 14. Why not treat her to a nice lay in and cook her a lovely dinner? Por qué no le haces el regalo de que ella se quede en la cama y tú cocinas la cena para ella. How did you get on? Admittedly even these two lines took me some time to perfect and I had my dictionary at the ready too! But I have to say it's nice to know that if I really need to, I can make myself understood on paper too. Each month I will include a little Spanish in my monthly article and it will help if you try and translate it (if you don´t already know it from all that extra Spanish you have been doing)! Just imagine if you had learnt just one new word a day since you lived in Spain, five years, two years, or even six months (that´s approximately 180 words). "If only I had done," I hear you say! I wish I had. In three years…that would have been approximately 1,000 words. Wow! Enough to have a conversation with any Spaniard. Vocabulary is of course the key to learning a language. There's no point understanding the basic grammar, ie, verbs, etc, if you have no vocabulary to use. This is

School of Languages sPaNish COUrsEs

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how children learn; words first, then it all starts to come together naturally. So here are some words for you to add to your vocabulary list. Thirty-one of them, one for each day of March! Good luck. March: Marzo Easter: Pascua Easter sunday: Domingo de Resurrección Easter island: Isla de Pascua Easter Egg: Huevo de Pascua Easter holidays: Semana Santa Easter Monday: Lunes de Pascua Chick: Pollito Bunny: Conejito wind: Viento Mad: Loco Festival: Fiesta st Patricks Day: Día de San Patricio Daffodil: Narciso Violet: Violeta Mars: Marte Lent: Cuaresma Lady Day: Día de la Mujer Oranges: Naranjas Lemons: Limones Pail sunday: Domingo de Ramos holy: Santo Church: Iglesia holy week: Semana Santa spring time: Primavera Mothers Day: Día de la madre Lion: León Lamb: Cordero st David´s Day: Día de San David Gardening: Jardinería White week: Semana Blanca See you next month!! Hasta el próximo mes


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Not Cool!

You are no longer "cool" when 1. The pattern on your shorts and couch match. 2. You criticise the kids of today for their satanic suicide-inducing music, forgetting that you rocked to Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath. 3. You call the police on a noisy party next door instead of grabbing beer and joining it. 4.You turn down free tickets to a rock concert because you have to work the next day. 5. All the cars behind you flash their headlights. 6. You bought your first car for the same price you paid for your son's new running shoes.

Restaruant Review Oriental food has always been one of my favourites, but apart from tonnes of Chinese restaurants, there has never been much in the way of Oriental cuisine in the axarquia region. so imagine my delight when the Dong Xing wok Buffet opened its doors in El ingenio shopping centre, Velez Malaga…! Along with Chinese, they also serve Japanese, Thai, etc…And what’s even better is the fact that it’s a huge buffet, so you can help yourself as many times as you want! The first time I went my eyes nearly popped out of my head as they kept landing on different morsels. There are a range of starters, including crab claws, spring rolls, Chinese bread, prawn toast, chicken, beef, noodles, rice, etc… The main course is typically a wok. You collect the ingredients you want on a plate, take them to the chefs and state the sauce you would like, then watch as the flames whoosh up and your dinner is cooked in front of you. You can then add a side serving of rice, noodles, or whatever else takes your fancy. Woks are great for the health, and they sure beat the fast food available in so many eateries these days. You can also choose from a range of sushi rolls. There are always at least five or six choices of dessert, including ice cream, yoghurts, fruit, cheesecake, flan and cakes. That’s if you can fit any in after all the yummy starters and mains! Since it opened, I’ve eaten in Dong xing Wok at least five times and I know there are plenty more times to come… The price is a snip at just 10.25€ if you go for lunch, between 12:30-4:30 and 12.25€ if you go for dinner, between 7:30-12:00. Children eat for 3€ if under 4 and 6€ if 4-7 yearsold. See main advert opposite


BUFFET - Oriental food: Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc... Enjoy your food! Make your salads with the quantity and ingredients you want. Meat, fish, shellfish, vegetables, etc... Choose your own conbination of flavours which you like the most and we will prepare your wok right away, in front of you. Selection of sauces: Gon Bao; Tokyo; Thai; Sweet & Sour; Curry; Wok; Oyster; Peking. You can help yourself to as much food as you want. Our staff are on standby to attend to your needs. Hours: 12:30-4:30 (Buffet price 10.25€) 7:30-12:00 (Buffet price 12.25€)

Children's Menu: Under 4's - 3€ 4-7 year olds - 6€

El Ingenio Shopping Centre, Food Court, Avenida Juan Carlos I, Velez Malaga

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Restaurante Cantueso Beating the Winter Blues! It might seem something of a contradiction for a restaurant to offer a crisis menu and then a gastronomic tasting menu of five or seven courses. However that is just what Restaurante Cantueso in Periana has done and it has proved just as popular as the 7€ special. Nicky Scott, the owner, told The Sentinella: “It’s by no means a sign that the economic crisis is behind us, but there are times when people wish to rid themselves of the winter blues and push the boat out for a special occasion. Plus, five courses for just 19€ is extremely good value!” Nicky and her Spanish chef, Carmen Muñoz, are making quite a name for themselves tucked away above Lake Viñuela. As their advert says, it really is "A view to match the food." Quite a claim when you look at the view, but the proof they say is in the eating, and the tasting menu is designed to show off Carmen's culinary skills from starters through to desserts.

This is Nicky's fourth year at Cantueso. “At first it was difficult to convince both locals and expats that it really is a Spanish restaurant,” she said. “However the increasing number of visitors seems to indicate that they have finally got the message. There are no all-day English breakfasts here!” The restaurant puts a great deal of time and effort into its website, updating menus and prices, together with photos and news. There is also a webcam showing live pictures from the terrace, which overlooks the lake. This achieves an amazing number of visits, often exceeding 2,000 hits each week. And to make sure no-one is left out everything is translated into five languages To see the menus, wine list, special offers, or for directions to the restaurant log-on to www.cantueso.net or call Nicky to reserve a table on: 699 946 213. See main advert on page 5

Nicky Scott and Carmen Muñoz at Restaurante Cantueso


siroccoterrasse@gmail.com

Tel: 685 590 360

SIROCCO

Venta Baja, 10 Alcaucin

III FESTIVAL DE PRIMAVERA SABADO 20 DE MARZO A PARTIR DE LAS 12:00 MEDIO DIA


Las Yucas, Avda Andalucia 64, Torre del Mar www.casa-terreno.net info@casa-terreno2.net and info@casa-terreno.com READY TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE? WE ARE. aLMÁChar ref.:1685 Nice and big flat (95m2) in a rustic townhouse in the centre of Almáchar, first floor-only 3 units, 2 beds, 1 bath, furnished, needs a little renovation, approx. 30 minutes to the sea. Good Bargain. rEDUCED €85,000 La ViÑUELa

ref.:1780

Nice completely renovated town house (113m2) in the centre of Viñuela Pueblo, 3 beds, 2 baths + toilet, furnished, big roof terrace, aprox. 25 minutes to the beach. rEDUCED €99,000 CaNiLLas DE aCEitUNO ref.:2436

Wonderful new build country house (116m2), with 3 beds, 2 baths, fantastic mountains views, storage, mains water, 5.000m2 plot, only 2 km track, full paperwork. €170,000 MEzQUitiLLa ref.: 1657 Beautiful townhouse (122m2) with fantastic sea views, 3 beds, 3 baths, fitted kitchen, patio, large roof terrace 40m2, south facing, storage, garage and pool optional, only 300m to the beach. rEDUCED €179,000

telephone: 952 965 724 :: 649 123 068


aLgarrOBO COsta ref.:2122 Beautiful corner terraced house (106m2), 100m to the beach, 2 beds, 2 baths, several terraces, ff- kitchen, semi furnished, PVC windows, BBQ, garage, communal pool and garden, 130m2 plot. rEDUCED €189,000 aLgarrOBO ref.: 765 Beautiful house (112m2) in the countryside, 3 beds, 1 bath + toilet, BBQ, ff kitchen, fully furnished, private pool, all day sun, south faced, parking place, tropical garden, different fruit trees, 800m2 plot. rEDUCED €295,000 aLCaUCÍN ref.: 2239 Beautiful country villa (188m2) with fantastic panoramic views, 3 beds, 3 baths, mains water, a/c heating, fire place, double glazed, ff–kitchen, sep. guest apartment, large balcony & terrace, 1,500m2 plot, private pool, good access. rEDUCED €335,000 aLMÁChar ref.: 1684-3 Nice village house (320m2), with 3 independent flats: 4 beds, 3 beds + 2 beds, approx. 30 minutes to the coast, furnished, needs a little renovation. Good Bargain. rEDUCED €340,000

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Nerja is located 53 kilometres east of Målaga on the Costa del Sol. It´s built on a cliff above numerous sandy coves. In the summer months the population swells to quadruple what it is at any other time of the year.There is a lot to do in Nerja. Visit the caves, sunbathe on Burriana Beach, jump on the Wally Trolley (mini train), take a horse and cart, or watch the beautiful sea views from the Balcon de Europa. Dining in Nerja is made easy with the vast selection of quality restaurants, including The Codfather for some good old traditional British fish and chips!

For computer needs visit Ink and Chips, selling ink cartridges, notebooks, customised computers and more. They even deliver direct to your home! Dot-Kom, are certified laptop specialists, also offering computer services. If you want to start replenishing your spring wardrobe then Casa Moda natural is worth a visit; the boutique with the special touch. If you need a new hairdo Peluqueria Marily, a unisex hair salon in the Hotel Rui Monica, offers exceptional service. Boost that new look with some new jewellery and a new bag, at Mirranda gift and leather shop. There are genuine leather handbags, belts, wallets, and even a stunning collection of jewellery. Marrelo Solutions Legal Consultants have two offices in Nerja and Frigiliana. Marrelo Solutions specialise in conveyancing and Spanish Inheritance. They have many properties available for sale and long term rental, as well as holiday rentals. (continued overleaf)


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Nerja (continued) Axces Property Direct is an advertising and marketing solution for those of you that wish to sell your property privately. There are a range of services offered from our basic service of listing your property for FREE or our Premier Service where we will present your property professionally by taking your property photogaphs and creating an impressive online property brochure for your potential buyers to view. There are many extras such as video presentation and we also offer a multi listing service ensuring that your property is widely advertised worldwide. The best bit of all.... there are no commission fees! Visit our website or email to find out more. Get in shape at Venus Meets Mars Gymnasium for men and women. A private members health club.

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Lewis SC Insurance Serives provides cover for cars, vans, 4x4´s, motorbikes, UK and Spanish plates, plus medical insurance, household, pets and more! If you are having problems with your laptop overheating, going slow or even switching itself off, then you will benefit from purchasing a laptop cooling pad at only 15 euros this could save you a whole lot of money. And finally, new modern jive classes in Nerja run by Yo Jive, its easy, fun and a great way of meeting new people, getting fit and learning to dance. Great music any age from 18+ Only 6€, a great way to start your weekend.Classes alternate Fridays in March. For details on all these businesses turn to the Nerja feature on pages 72 and 73

The Nerja Hire Centre

We buy & sell good quality secondhand furniture. We are offering a new service selling items for our customers for an agreed commission. On the 1st April, we will be based opposite Lidls. The larger building allows us to offer secure storage facilities to our customers at very competitive rates. We are also available for removals and domestic hire Why not pop in & see what we can do for you NEW STOCK NEW PRICES Email: nerjahirecentre@terra.es Website: www.nerja-hire.com office Tel: 95252 2687 Jackie Tel: 691 552 459 Ctra. Nerja-Frigiliana, Km. 1-4, Nerja


Andalucia Damp & Timber Control A Professional company with friendly helpful advice A long term cure for all your internal and external damp problems No more annual external painting Cures for areas where running stream water etc is a problem The ultimate timber treatment including: woodworm, dry & wet rot killers Unique U.K Supplied products System is approved by Insurance Companies

Non Injection System Also: Are you experiencing movement/shrinkage cracking to your masonry walling above slab, retaining or boundary walls? If so: A permanent affordable solution is available A full range of quality British Stainless Steel fixings to “STITCH� failed areas. Solutions for Lintel fatigue to window and door frames. We carry Full Public Liability Insurance All work is guaranteed and carried out by our fully trained technicians to a professionally high standard Free initial survey by Keith who is a well established surveyor with many years experience in the construction industry and water ingress problems to property. He will provide free competitive quotations to homeowners/landlords without obligation.

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

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


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Population - 10,000,100 Language - Belarussian Located - East Europe Capital City - Minsk Currency - Rouble Religion - Christian Main Exports - Farm Machines Literacy Rate - 99.6% Life Expectancy - 70 years G.D.P. Per Capita - $6,234 Total Area - 207,600Sq Km National Sports - Ice Hockey, Basketball, Football, Weight Lifting. Biggest Celebrity - Fashion designer

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our track record speaks for itself, so SAVE time and money Call: Tina/Geoff 0034 666135516 email: officespanishmanagemen@yahoo.co.uk www.spanishmanagement.com

Ralph Lauren, his family immigrated from Pinsk, Belarus. Infamous for - About 70% of the radiation from neighboring Ukraine's 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster entered Belarusian territory, and as of 2005 about a fifth of Belarusian land (principally farmland and forests in the southeastern provinces) continues to be affected by radiation fallout. Interesting Facts - Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union in July 1990. During the Second World War, between 1941 and 1944, Belarus suffered from Nazi occupation; cities were destroyed and over a quarter of the population, including hundreds of thousands of Jews, lost their lives. Around one third of Belarus is covered with forest and the country boasts over 11,000 lakes!


EXPATS WANTED!! ..to contribute true-life stories about moving to and living in Spain, for a BOOK to be released later this year. Share your stories. See your name in print. Impress your friends and family! F or mo re in fo e ma il : ke i di@l ivi n gin th e sun . in fo

CAR BOOT SALE  OLD & NEW  1st & 3rd Sundays of the month Restaurant El Pantano 9.30am - 1.30pm

(On the A356 towards Colmenar, just past the Lake) Call Lynn 669 600 419 Sandra 619 471 301

The Plastering Service Experienced Plasterer & Rendering available. 13 years of professional service Very reasonable rates. All types of finish available large or small areas. References available. All area's covered. For FREE no obligation quotes call: 636 891 765 or 686 487 122 mail - tpsvin@gmail.com

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Making Friends At Work Things NOT To Say At Work…

lighting.

I’m really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.

I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.

I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter.

If I throw a stick, will you leave?

It sounds like English, but I can’t understand a damn word you’re saying.

Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.

I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.

Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.

I’m already visualising the duct tape over your mouth.

I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.

I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.

Too many freaks, not enough circuses.

I’m not being rude. You’re just insignificant.

Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?

Do I look like a people person?

Chaos, panic and disorder. My work here is done.

This isn’t an office. It’s hell with fluorescent

How do I set a laser printer to stun?

Heather Gail Harman b.a hons Spaces now available on Heather's highly successful Drawing and Painting Classes: Puente don Manuel - Mondays Benajarafe - Thursdays Lake Viñuela - Fridays

For further details contact Heather Tel: 952 115 366 Mob: 628 306 371


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Mussel Night Thursday 18th March Live Music including Aperitif 19.50â‚Ź

If you don`t like mussels, we offer a succulent entrecote or a fresh sole. to see the full menu please email: restaurantelsalmon@hotmail.com avenida andalucia 56, 29740 torre del Mar tel: 952 965 424 Mob: 662 086 854


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Confucius says:

Global People Services

Confucius says

Global People Service has opened it´s doors in Torre del Mar

If you can't find the book you want You're probably shopping at the..

Global People Service is a new company in Torre del Mar, for all foreign people in Spain. Kevin & Cindy are there to help you with whatever problem you might have. They take care of everything that might be difficult as an expat here in Spain. Their job is to make your life in Spain a whole lot easier! Their services range from simple translation services to tax advice, from arranging a plumber to escorting you to a lawyer. Between them they speak 6 languages so I think you will certainly agree that most people are covered. See main advert opposite.

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thE aLUMiNiUM hiNgED sCrEEN *A simple but very effective screen *Powder coated decorative profile *Suitable for Internal or External applications *Also American style swing doors at the Mosquito screen Company, we now manufacture all types of screens, from aluminium sliders, roller Blinds and the above. we also deliver to the trade and public within 3 days of order.

NOW  INTRODUCING: Aluminium Double Glazed Windows & Doors Balcony Enclosures in Double Glazing or Mosquito Screening Come and see me at the Indoor Farmers Market Trapiche every Tuesday. We also guarantee we will not be beaten on price or quality. For more information or free quotation, please call:

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Mind, Body, Spirit As promised last month, welcome to a new monthly feature in The Sentinella – the Mind Body Spirit section. In the months ahead we will be including articles about psychics, mediums, channelling, astral projecting, personal development, manifesting and similar topics of which many of you are greatly interested in. These themes aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but remember that we try to cater for as many tastes as possible in our little mag and not everyone is going to like everything. So let’s start by taking a look at something called Cellular Clearing. I discovered this at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Marbella last summer, where I met Richard Waterborn, a trained healer. He believes that any illness of the body or mind can be healed via his Cellular Clear-

ing sessions. My curiousness got the better of me, so I booked a few sessions, to see what it was all about. I do not have any scary diseases or illnesses, but I was recently diagnosed with a slightly under active thyroid gland, so that was it all took for me to pick up the phone! Richard described that all disease starts in the cellular memory as a means of ‘disease’ caused by negative thought patterns and traumatic experiences from childhood or beyond, which remain un-integrated. You would probably be surprised at the memories that lie within, which you have unknowingly pushed to the back of your mind. Through a process of gentle questioning and exploration in a relaxed, almost meditative state, I relayed some issues which I had never fully understood or dealt with from my childhood and teenage years.

Las Nenas Kennels

Contact us for more information Phone: 646 271 895 Danish run dog kennels Email: info@andalucia-service.dk We take care of your pet - as if it Bente and Jorgen Berthelsen was our own. We provide a friendly Casa las Nenas - Lomo de Arriba and professional service with all 29716 Canillas de Aceituno the home comforts for your dog Brand new built kennels large exercise area private and quiet surroundings Daily walks in the countryside Veterinary surgery linked 20 mins from periana 30 mins from torre del Mar


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Malaga Airport Parking

Throughout the session I had some strange bodily reactions, all of which Richard reassured me were quite normal. As I lay there, my hands tingled, my body trembled and my ears smarted. All of these reactions were caused by the tirade of energy flowing through my body, where the releases had taken place. Since my first session I have encountered angelic whispers, apparitions, vivid dreams and unexplainable visions. I am now anticipating what will be unwrapped during and after my next session…

P3 free parking Malaga - Do so at your peril!

if you are interested in a Cellular healing session contact richard on 676 346 402 email rwaterborn@eircom.net or log on to www.richardwaterborn.com Look out for richard’s Mind Body spirit Problem Page, coming in the april edition…

As from 15th Jan the P3 free parking has ceased at the airport - although if you want to take a chance you can park on the road next to the undercover parking (which is now used soley for employees of the airport) and is patrolled by security. Although, you can imagine this will be taking a chance as the amount of parking places has been greatly reduced. If you do decide to take this option be aware that the free airport shuttle bus has now been withdrawn - therefore you will have to walk to and from your car when using departures and arrivals - unless of course on your return journey before picking up your car, you decide to take a cab to retrieve it, it will cost you a minimum fare of 19 euros. Oh well all good things come to an end eventually :( Submitted by Sue & Dave Mezquitilla


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Readers Writes To The

Sentinella,

In the past I was a HGV/Bus mechanic so have been used to repairing things. Coming to live here in Spain twelve years ago I soon found out that I had to be a jack of all trades. ´No problemo´, I have the tools so get on with it. Plumbing, install and solder new pipes etc. great. Install a sink unit, major problems created by me. I have always, when necessary, used local labour. I called a plumber, he looked, ´no es posible! Vamos a Velez´. I looked in The Sentinella and saw the john Folland´s advert, gave him a bell on the friday and he said he would be out Monday and that the distance was no problem. Not knowing exactly where the house was in Iznate, he arrived 17 minutes late, big deal!. He looked at the problems and after a few trips up and down to his vehicle (the house

is at the top of a flight steps) and never having to visit our ferreteria a few yards away, he had completed a very difficult repair and stopped a leak in the bathroom, (i had tried many times) all with what he carried with him. I thought, what with the distance and continual up and down the steps, I was going to have to take out a mortgage. He told me the price and I could not believe it because he really got me out of trouble and I was happy to give a little more. I can really and truthfully recommend John Folland for any plumbing work, He is a very cheerful and jolly person even when working, not often found these days. Power to your elbow sir and let us hope you are not leaving us soon as so many others have. A very satisfied Pedro Groves and wife. See John Folland´s main advert on page 74

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The Word Throne This month The Word Queen rattles on about the first tool which is found in any good writers toolbox; Mindset Mindset is arguably the most important part of any writer’s make-up. This is because writing a book is a mentally challenging project, where many fears and negative beliefs are likely to crop up. Writing isn’t just about stringing words and sentences together in a magical way. It’s about toughening up your inner world, staying determined, keeping focused, exercising a tonne of self-discipline and believing in yourself and your work unfailingly. And for a beginner writer, maintaining calmness and clarity of mind during such a mammoth task is not as easy as it may seem. Here are just some of the ways in which writers suffer most:

• My writing isn’t good enough • Maybe this idea has already been done, and it is probably much better than my version • My writing reveals too much of my personality • My writing reveals too little of my personality • I just can’t seem to find the time to write We’ll deal with these negative beliefs (and a few more) in the April issue! With Love The Word Queen xx Contact The Word Queen on: 610 976 284, email: info@thewordqueen.com, or log on to her new website, www.thewordqueen.com (see advert below)

The Word Queen has more than ten years experience of proofreading, writing, editing and critiquing work under her crown!

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Mother & Toddler Days DoES YoUR SEPTiC TANK NEED CLEANiNG? Me & my daughter Sophia who is 17 months old, would like you & your baby/toddler to join us at our big house in the lake area for Mother & Toddler Days Please call: 636 219 689 for further information

Call us and we will come & empty your septic tank. (Certified)

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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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Coastline Property Management. *Full or part packages available for your holiday home *All your needs catered for - including free advertising on various multilingual websites *Honest, friendly & reliable service at honest prices !! To receive full details email: info@coastlineproperties.eu.com or call anytime for an informal chat on: 680 407 833 - 686 487 122

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y r a i s D e Dat r The Whyaotu´sr oanrea? in Fo

Monday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Bingo 8pm. Call 685 552 529 Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 2pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Dale 600 783 870 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call: 685 552 529. Every Tuesday Quiz night Bar Triana, Triana. Call: 618 373 316 Every Wednesday Modern Jive Dancing. Horto Malaga, N340, Torrox Costa. 8.30pm. Modern Jive dancing with tuition. Tel: Jacqueline 658 729 274 Every Thursday Evening Dovestones

Trio. Vocal Jazz and Pop, 11.00pm in “SABOA”, Torre del Mar (opposite the tram station), Call 627 398 511 for details. Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Quiz night from 8.30pm with cash prizes. APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every month. Call 952 544 362 Every 2nd Thursday of the month, Curry night at La Vaqueria. Heaps of delicious traditional Indian food for just 8.35€ Bring your own booze and enjoy a fun economical evening! C/Arroyo Limon, Benamargosa Reservations 952 517 273 Louise Beauty & Boutique, Puente don Manuel, Adini and Pomodoro launch day, 16th March from 10am - 6pm, complimentary drinks and canapes served throughout the event, all welcome. Call for more information: 951 167 181 or 680 855 030 Modern Jive dancing classes Nerja (alternate Fridays). We teach Modern Jive, Salsa, Latin and more. It is easy, fun and a great way of meeting new people,

C/Canalejas, 15 Local, Velez Malaga 952 55 83 63 Caring dentistry using the safest techniques for your “Health”

DR. MARK and DR. ALCAiDE Aesthetics General implants Minimal invasive Surgery Complimentary initial examination and digital x-ray (oPG) Compare our quality and standards first

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Dates For The Diary (Continued) getting fit and learning to dance. All types of music old and current. You dont need a partner, come by yourself or bring a friend. Beginners lessons start at 7.30pm Email: info@yojive.com or Call 625 346 200 Classes held at Venus Gym, Plaza Ermita 9, Nerja (behind the taxi rank). Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel,Dale 600 783 870 The Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month from October to May. Meetings are at the Nerja Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, at 11.30, for a small consideration of €6. All lectures are in English. Call Jill Christian-Smith on 952 538 526/664 760 405 or jill.christiansmith@gmail.com Boot Sale on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, at Restaurant El Pantano, A356, Km30 overlooking Lake Vinuela. Call: Spanish 619 471 301 or English 669 600 419

Colmenar Gym, fitness, pilates classes, weight circut training, fully equipped gym.

Contact Carol 659 295 346 Email carolgrant2@tiscali.co.uk

Save Our Homes Axarquia We are hoping that many of you reading this will support a lunchtime protest march in Malaga March 17th during the EU Summit which is at present being chaired by president Zapatero. There will be coaches available at a cost of 6€ per person with several pick up points. Details can be found on the website or tickets from Puente or Trapiche Farmers Market, or local branches of the British Legion. The more support, the more impact this will have, in order to help the many people that find themselves in a very stressful situation. “Punish the guilty, not the innocent”. Website: www.SOHA.es Art Exhibiton "Celebration of Colour" by Olivia Garner 19th Mar - 2nd April, Cafe Sala Casarte Azul, Avd.Camino Viego de Malaga Nº22, V. Malaga. Opening night starts at 10pm.

Choose your frame from 500 models of the best trademarks and get them with organic lenses & antireflex


Car air-con service and repair specialist The heat is on and if your car air-con system can´t cope or has stopped working, we have the complete answer with our professional call out service. Have it maintained now and avoid expensive future repairs. We completely service your system with fresh gas, compressor oil and leak detecting dye, all included in the price. We do not just re-gas the system as this will not last and will fail. ***************** If your car headlights are dull or opaque due to the sun´s UV rays, it may cause it to fail the ITV test. You can now make them bright again at a fraction of the cost of buying new ones. Have a look at the example below. For either of these services, please don´t hesitate to call us and we will come to make After Before you cool and bright again! Contact Mike on: 951 321 446 or 616 264 067

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Random Jokes Two Irish couples decided to swap partners for the night. After 3 hours of amazing sex, Paddy says "I wonder how the girls are getting on". * * * * * * * * * * * Mick and Paddy are reading head stones at a nearby cemetery. Mick say "Crikey! There's a bloke here who was 152!"

Paddy says "What's his name?" Mick replies "Miles, from London!" * * * * * * * * * * *  Paddy, the electrician, got sacked from the U.S. Prison Service for not servicing the electric chair. He said in his professional opinion it was a death trap!

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All mechanical work like Clutches, Brakes & Car Services. Are you converting your English car to Spanish plates? Let us do the paperwork. We speak English. Aircon recharge 38€ Simply follow signs for mtm

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s n g i S r Sta Mystic Mag gives her fans a taste of the month to come... Capricorn - Sjhiurioe hdjks hshdihs nds bvv lns; N ,jkj jj j nksjddsoa oai jaj js djs Jqpiom Lucky sign - A decoder machine Aquarius - Doesn't time fly! You have developed an obsession with looking at your watch so take it off. Lucky sign - A baseless wicker basket

Leo - You are bordering on the obese line so join that gym you keep saying you're gonna join. Don't put it off any more. Lucky sign - White paint Virgo - If you have the travel bug then put it to good use. Jump on a plane and get the hell out of here. No one likes you anyway. Lucky sign - A runway Libra -

Pisces - Favouritism can be an evil word so be sure to spread your love this month and at the same time spread your wings. Lucky sign - A lacy bra Aries - Run Forest Run! And at the same time grow a long beard then plait it and adorn it with pretty ribbons. Lucky sign - Scissors Taurus - Gremlins and gargoyles are taking over your nightmares, so try thinking of angels and fairies before you go to bed and enjoy sweeter dreams. Lucky sign - Meg and Mog Gemini - You need to invest in a better razor. Lucky sign - Sunny Delight orange flavour Cancer - What's the time? DINNER TIME! Lucky sign - A fat orange millipede

Knock Knock. Who's there? Doctor Doctor Who?

Exactly Lucky sign - A dead fish Scorpio - Get a pan, add some tomatoes, carrots, swede, spinach and onion and stir well then eat it. Lucky sign - A take-away shop Sagitarrius - Your curtains are turning yellow so take them down and give them a washing machine blitz. Lucky sign - A horny bull And if it´s your birthday this month don´t get too windy with those March winds!

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? n O s ’ t Wh a Royal British Legion Torre del Mar We meet every Wed between 12 - 2pm at the La Vega Rest. next to Mercadona supermarket. March events: 2nd Bowling, 3rd Weekly Meet, 4th Trip to Gibraltar, 10th Weekly Meet, 11th Chinese lunch at Algarrobo Costa, 16th Greenfingers monthly meet, 17th Weekly Meet 19th Trip to Almunecar Market & lunch at the Chicken Shack, 24th Weekly Meet, 31st Weekly Meet. Bookings 663 658 354, Welfare 628343198, Membership 617997095 rbl.torre-del-mar@hotmail.com. Web site at www.rbl-torredelmar.org.uk Lux Mundi Torre del Mar March events: 8th Day for the Germans, 10th Trip to Alpujarrras Inc.Lunch, 15th Film Night, 18th Trip to Gibraltar, 19th Prayer in Preparation for Easter 26th Easter Bazaar, 29th-30th-31st Open mornings only 10-1pm, Every Mon 3pm-5pm German speaking afternoon, Every Wed 3pm-5pm Art Group, Every Thurs 3pm Reflexology - Informal Classes, Every Fri 11am-1pm Coffee morning & Boutique, Every Sat 5pm Catholic Church service, Every Sun 10:30am Anglican Service St. Barnabas Deposits required for all trips & events. For more information tel 952543334. 00.0.00Deposits required for all trips & events. For more information tel 952543334 Trapiche Branch of TRBL meets on Wednesdays at El Trapiche Restaurant at 12 noon. All weekly meetings have mainly free activities. March events 3rd Weekly Meeting with talk by Save our Homes Axarquia, 5th Bingo and Ploughmans Supper at El Trapiche Restaurant, 10th Weekly Meeting with Beetle drive, 17th Branch Meeting followed by Monthly Lunch, 17th We hope to launch “Open the Box”, 24th Weekly Meeting with dominoes, 26th Chicken N Chips followed by Quiz Night with Roger, 31st Weekly Meeting with Skittles. Costs of Events to be held on 5 and 26 March available in Branch. Some future local events are also advertised in Branch. Visit our website at www.trapicherbl.org.uk. For information call: Branch Information Gordon Reith 951 239

366 or Mobile 628 785 686. Social and Bookings Sue Reith 951 239 366 or Mobile 618 585 061 or at El trapiche Welfare Committee from 8am - 10pm 680 764 130 from 08.00 till 22.00 Travelling Companions - For the benefit of CUDECA Cancer Care. 10th March Almond Blossom outing to Alhama de Granada (An optional half hour walk is planned) Lunch with wine & water at Rio Frio. Very Scenic. €35 18th March Cordoba (On the new quick road). See the magnificent Mezquite, Alcazabar & gardens etc. €30. 31st March Easter shopping & sightseeing in Gibraltar. Special price €15 NB. Change of booking details. Cafeteria in Cantarero in bottom of orange square park (Near Bus Station), Nerja. Tuesday & Friday 11.00 - 12.30. Trips organised by John & Nessa Reeve in aid of Cudeca. Tel: 95 252 5891. Your support helps a terminally ill cancer patient - THANK YOU Come Dancing for Cudeca, next dance 13th March El Trapiche 7pm for 7.30pm, 10€, Fish/Chicken supper all included. The usual mix of Ballroom, old time, Latin. Jive, simple sequences and 2 Scottish reels by courtesy of George. 2,550€ raised so far for the Cudeca Hospice. This includes money raised from the raffle of the lap quilt made by the Sew ´n´ sews of Viñuela. For more info contact Mike on 952 510 189, Joyce on 616 046 713 or email: jjmunns@gmail.com Have you always wanted to draw and paint? Call top international artist tutor Heather Gail harmen B.A hon in association with Conte a Paris. Call: 951 167 146 or 628 306 371 RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30 to 2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment and monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, and we welcome all new and existing RBL members. For more information please ring: 952 514 226 or 669 201 927

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What’s O n? ABC Dance Club Ballroom, Latin Anerican, Sequence and fun dances. January raffle profit proceeds donated to the childrens Orphanage in Malaga. Feeling the cold? Get your temperature rising, dance the night away. Dinner and dance, Saturday 20th March, El Trapiche FRestaurant, 7.30pm - midnight 12€. Special new dinner menu. Join us for a social and enjoyable event. Lessons Monday El Trapiche Restaurant 5pm to 7pm, Wednesday El Trapiche Restaurant 7pm - 9pm. For more information call David: 952 531 259 or mobile: 617 863 193. For ticket sales call Jacine: 952 510 096 or email: jacine@gonuts4free.comFor more information call David 952 531 259, mobile 617 863 193 email: jacine@gonuts4free.com Alcaucin Branch of TRBL meets every Thursday noon at the Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet new like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, surprise events and presentations. Regular trips are arranged departing locally. 29th March shopping trip to Gibraltar (get your Easter Eggs), 2nd April Race day at Marbella Race course. If you feel you would like to help with our Poppy Appeal please ring Harvey or come along to Bar Atila any Thursday lunchtime. Branch Contact is 696 391 224. Harvey. Welfare Contact is 690 310 951 Dorothy. RBL - Los Romanes Branch Meet every Tuesday at 4 Caminos (formerly Ziggis) Cortijo Romero, Vinuela at 12 noon. We hold our social meeting playing bingo, beetle,dominoes, quizes etc. and have a good laugh. On the first Tuesday of every month we have a menu del dia at 4 Caminos for a very good price. If you would like to join us please do come along, all are welcome. For further information contact Lorraine on 952510203 or Margaret on 951167600. www.rbl-losromanes.org.uk Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle with Hugh Grant. hughrant@tiscali.co.uk 606 086300. FHT Axarquia Therapists Support Group

March 17th, Camping Bar Restaurant, Vinuela, 7.30pm when they will have a presentation by Jon Critoph, the Educational Development Officer of FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) on 'The Art of Dowsing'. Jon will no doubt say a little about FHT as well and is willing to talk to members individually about marketing their business. He will be in the area on Wednesday and Thursday, to meet with Therapists.jennywright04@gmail.com or tel: 951 321 613 or 680 500 073. Lets Party, Charity night of the "Friends of the animals Velez-Malaga", Saturday, 20th March 8pm, Restaurante Parquesol, El Morche. Entrance p.p. 20€, incl. Buffet, 1 glass of Champagne, 1 drink, dance with DJ Jenner (70'000 songs to select). Ticketsalespoints: Torre del Mar: Clinica Axarquia, Carolina, C/ Angustias, 23, Urb. Noria. El Morche, Rest. Parquesol. Torrox Costa, Pet Shop "Der Fressnapf," in front Supersol, Avda. Esperanto Oh, what a night!! As we dohsehdohed and swung our partners, we nearly got it right! We had a great "hoedown"- maybe the start of a new hobby? Our thanks to Pam and Peter for their instructions and patience. Anyone wishing to join us - we meet every Wednesday at 12.30 at the Arco del Sol Hotel, Colmenar. Branch contacts:- Membership- Marjorie Keefe on 951163071 Social Secretary -Marjorie Corbett on 952037556 and Welfare-Dorothy Whitehead on 690310951. Costa Animal Society, 13th March El Pino, Torrox Park. A Great Evening out including a three-course meal with wine and music by Mike Low. Tickets 18€, 19th March Quiz Night at All That Jazz, Burriana Beach, Nerja. Food available from 7.00pm and quizzing starts at 9.00pm. Teams of four. Entry 3€ per person. Reservations essential!. 28th March Cómpeta Quiz at La Roca, Cómpeta. 7.00 for 7.30pm. Entrance 3€.. Food available. Raffle and prizes. Please telephone the CAS office on 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm). Out of office hours, please call Vera on 95 252 9670 / 630 003 450.

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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 anglican - Services - Inglesia de San Miquel (St Michael’s Church) Nerja - every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May). Short Holy Communion Service Wednesdays at 09.30am at the Church Shop, calle malaga, Nerja. Call: 952 521 339 / 952 522 460 Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Malaga - St George's Church 12 midday Sundays torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Centre 09.30am Sundays anglican communion. torre del Mar - Services in English - St. Barnabas IERE (Anglican). Holy Communion 11am. 2nd and 4th Sundays. Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. 6pm. Evensong 1st Sunday, all

Local Police : 091 guardia : 062 Fire : 080 at Lux Mundi Centre, Calle Casa de la Vina, two minutes walk from the bus station. Tel: 952-030-461 (Priest) or 952 510 056 (Churchwarden). roman Catholic - torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Church of scotland Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre - Worship every Sunday at 11:30 Tel 952543334 or 687764705 for more information. Evangelical - torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: www.torredelmarchurch.org torrox Park Community Church meet at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox park. more info: Minister J. hartsmith foy, Tel: 952 532 825 or www.torroxparkchurch.org. Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Wednesday Fellowship - 7pm. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 033 021 or 952 518 185 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. taxis torre: 952 540 016. Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016 Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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ambulance : 061 water : 952 540 662 Electricity : 952 540 662 tourist information Nerja: 952 521 531 torre del Mar: 952 541 104 weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria & Algarrobo Costa thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral saturdays: Caleta de Velez & Competa sundays: Malaga Consulates Uk Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2º- Malaga 952 352 300 ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nº15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Carlota Alesandria, 33 Edif. San Andres - 1º-7 Torremolinos 952 380 888 germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197 telefonica Dial 1002 to report a fault on the line. For general enquiries dial 1004

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

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s e g a P Puzzle Get Quizical 1. What was a hypocaust? 2. The hottest part of a rainbow is? 3. What is enamel? 4. What was ambrosia? 5. What are toxophilites? 6. What is the latin word for wood? 7. What is a dzo? 8. Name Shylock's wife? 9. What is chiromancy also called?

Hey Diddle Riddle 1. Jenny picked a book off the highest shelf in her room. On the spine she read How to Jog. She ran out of the room and opened the book but found it had absolutely nothing to do with jogging. Explain... 2. Take away my first letter and I am unchanged; Take away my second letter and I am unchanged; Take away all my remaining letters and I am still unchanged! What am I? 3. You write on me and secrets I can keep; In places never seen, I spin like a top; Though stiff as a board, I'm often described like a mop. What am I? 4. A man gets a job as a travelling salesman, he is required to travel to all 48 states,but is only allowed to do so once. What state does he end up in?

5. He does not know your name and he 10. Where is the sea of showers? never will. Why not? Answers on page 117

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) : a h a h s e k o J A duck walks into a pub and orders a pint of beer and a ham sandwich. The barman looks at him and says, "Hang on! You're a duck." "I see your eyes are working, "replies the duck. "And you can talk!" exclaims the barman. "I see your ears are working, too, "says the duck. "Now if you don't mind, can I have my beer and my sandwich please?" "Certainly, sorry about that, "says the barman as he pulls the duck's pint. "It's just we don't get many ducks in this pub.. What are you doing round this way?" "I'm working on the building site across the road, "explains the duck. "I'm a plasterer." The flabbergasted barman cannot believe the duck and wants to learn more, but takes the hint when the duck pulls out a newspaper from his bag and proceeds to read it. So, the duck reads his paper, drinks his beer, eats his sandwich, bids the barman good day and leaves. The same thing happens for two weeks. Then one day the circus comes to town. The ringmaster comes into the pub for a pint and the barman says to him "You're with the circus, aren't you? Well, I know this duck that could be just brilliant in your circus. He talks, drinks beer, eats sandwiches, reads the newspaper and everything!" "Sounds marvellous," says the ringmaster, handing over his business card. "Get him to give me a call." So the next day when the duck comes into the pub the barman says, "Hey Mr. Duck, I reckon I can line you up with a top job, paying really good money." "I'm always looking for the next job, "says the duck. "Where is it?" "At the circus,"says the barman. "The circus?" repeats the duck.

"That's right, "replies the barman. "The circus? "the duck asks again. "That place with the big tent?" "Yeah," the barman replies. "With all the animals who live in cages, and performers who live in caravans?" says the duck. "Of course, "the barman replies. "And the tent has canvas sides and a big canvas roof with a hole in the middle?" persists the duck. "That's right! "says the barman. The duck shakes his head in amazement, and says . . . "What the f...... would they want with a plasterer??!" ------------------------------------------------------Paddy and Mick are walking down a street in London. Paddy happens to look in one of the shop windows and sees a sign that catches his eye. The sign said: "Suits £5.00 each, Shirts £2.00 each, Trousers £2.50 per pair". Paddy says to his pal, "Mick, look! We could buy a whole lot of dose, And when we get back to Ireland we could make a fortune. Now when we go into the shop, you be quiet, OK? Just let me do all the talking, cause if they hear our accent, they might not be nice to us. I'll speak in my best English accent." "Roight y'are, Paddy, I'll keep me mouth shut, so I will," replies Mick. They go in and Paddy says, "I'll take 50 suits at £5.00 each, 100 shirts at £2.00 each and 50 pairs of trousers at £2.50 each. I'll back up my van and..." The owner of the shop interrupts. "You're from Ireland, aren't you?" "Well... Yes," says a surprised Paddy. "How der hell d' y' know dat?" The owner replied, "This is a dry cleaners"

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Funny Pic :) Paul had just bought a new boat and decided to take her for the maiden voyage. This was his first boat and he wasn't quite sure of the exact Standard Operating Procedures for launching it off a ramp, but figured it couldn't be too hard. He consulted his local boat dealer for advice, but they just said "don't let the trailer get too deep when you are trying to launch the boat". Well, he didn't know what they meant by that as he could barely get the trailer in the water at all!

Funny Sayings They make you think, don´t they! There are three sides to any argument: your side, my side and the right side. Cheer up, the worst is yet to come. The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. Anybody can win, unless there happens to be a second entry. Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself. If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

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These were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a great sense of humour (not to mention a low tolerance threshold for cretins!)

Top ten largest cities in Spain by population‌

Q: Does it ever get windy in australia? i have never seen it rain on tV, how do the plants grow? A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

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Barcelona

1,454,000

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736,000

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695,000

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Zaragoza

601,000

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Malaga

542,000

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Las Palmas

354,000

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Bilbao

351,000

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Murcia

350,000

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Valldolid

317,000

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616,430

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483,422

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Liverpool

467,995

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Edinburgh

448,850

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Manchester

430,818

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Bristol

399,633

Q: will i be able to see kangaroos in the street? A: Depends how much you've been drinking. Q: i want to walk from Perth to sydney - can i follow the railroad tracks? A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water. Q: are there any atMs (cash machines) in australia? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, townsville and hervey Bay? A: What did your last slave die of. Q:Can you give me some information about hippo racing in australia? A: A-Fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does not...Oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked. Q: which direction is North in australia? A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions. Q: Can i bring cutlery into australia? A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do... Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is...Oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.


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200€ per week. 2 mins to supermarket, bars and swimming pool. Call: 636 117 210 La ViÑUELa: Cosy fully furnished townhouse in the centre, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, sky tv, fitted kitchen, sun terrace, parking outside house, pets allowed. 375€ pcm. Call: 649 111 965

gOLF CLUBs full set of irons, 5 wood, 3 wood, driver, putter and bag with a few bits, balls etc. 200€, open to offers call 680 803 418 DOUBLE BED OrthOPaEDiC Mattress for sale. 135 x 190. In excellent condition. 60€. Can also include double bed winter duvet and pillows at no extra cost or will sell separately for 10€. Tel: 660 576 536. takaMiNE ELECtrO aCOUstiC gUitar with hard case. Beautiful sound and a superb action. Practically brand new. 395€ Call Mel 690 083 961 stEiNEr aCOUstiC gUitar, jumbo size with a great tone and action. 110€. I also have with a built in pickup at an extra 25€ Ring Mel 690 083961 sChECtEr 7 striNg gUitar Omen 7 with specially set up, wicked pickups and a great action 295€. Call Mel 690 083 961 sMaLL PraCtiCE aMP 10 watt with overdrive and headfone socket 45€ Ring Mel on 690 083 961 ViOLiN FULL sizE with case and bow. All ready to play, great for beginner. 125€ Ring Mel 690 083 961 2, siNgLE MEtaL BED frames with wooden slats 90x190 cms with legs, perfect condition both for 30€ 675 391 967

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VELEz MaLaga: Large unfurnished townhouse with small apartment/studio situated near the Fort. 3 double bedrooms, large lounge, covered patio, large sun terrace, fitted kitchen, bathroom, small apartment/office/studio at the rear, pets allowed. €350 pcm. Call: 649 111 965 FOr rENt: 3 bed house, bathroom, f/kitchen, living room with log burner, terrace and small garden fully fenced in, swimming pool, Sky T.V, 10 mins drive to Alcaucin, La Vinuela, Puente don Manuel, Zaffaraya. House is part furnished and is situated in small hamlet, Venta Alta. 450€ per month. Call: 652 084 180 aPartMENt FOr saLE 1/2 bedroom large ground floor south facing in Torrox Park - Brisamar, part furninshed. Communal swimming pool, lovely area. Bargain Price 105€. Tel 658 733 661 tOrrE DEL Mar 3 Bedroom Apartment in sought after area, sold fully furnished. Ideal for family living or investment. More information on: www.axcespropertydirect.com reference AxTOR100 or telephone Rebeccah on 952 530122 tOrrOX PUEBLO LargE tOwNhOUsE 150sqm and terrace. In need of rebuild with plans. Paperwork in order. Call: 95 252 5830 / 609 931 224 35,000€ o.n.o.

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EXPats iN sPaiN, Wanting to go back to England, need a place to live in the Worcestershire area? Lovely ground floor flat for sale, 2 beds totally refurbished with garage. No Chain, £115,000 Tel: Mick on 0044 7770972725 or email thermawarm@aol.com or Carmen on 662378911 or email:  carmen.cienfuegos@hotmail.com tOrrEViEJa (ViLLa MartiN), 1 Bed apartment for sale. Sleeps 4, new UPVC windows with kitchen appliances on nice complex with pools. Sold as seen, £55,000 O.N.O. Call Mick on 0044 7770972725 email: thermawarm@aol.com or call Carmen on 662 378 911 or email carmen.cienfuegos@hotmail.com for more information. www.holidayrentalinspain.com tOrrEViEJa (ViLLa MartiN), 1 Bed apartment for rent. Sleeps 4, new UPVC windows with kitchen appliances on nice complex with pools. Sold as seen, £55,000 O.N.O. Call Mick on 0044 7770972725 email: thermawarm@aol.com or call Carmen on 662 378 911 or email carmen.cienfuegos@hotmail.com for more information. www.holidayrentalinspain.com

220,000 € la Viñuela

3 beds all with en-suite, Lounge with Log Burner, Large arched covered terrace, Pool & Bar, Separate Garage, Shed, Electric Gates, Concrete Driveway, Beautiful gardens with stunning views, 12,000 m2 land, 2 wells, Sat.TV / Internet / Phone. Exceptional Condition in & out. Tel: 952 115 984 Mob: 699 757 560

hOUsE FOr LEt Or saLE. Charming town house in Riogordo. 3 Bed, fully furnished, Sat TV, telephone. €350 pcm or JUST REDUCED €159,000 NOW €135,000 Tel 600 248 795

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR 6,000m2 LAND NR.COMARES

REDUCED FROM 24,000€ TO 15,000€ FOR QUICK SALE

BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN/VALLEY VIEWS OWN WELL, WATER MAINS THROUGH LAND, ELECTRIC IN ADJACENT PLOT, 5 MINS FROM PRETTY PUEBLO, RESTAURANTS, SUPERMARKET, BARS.

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wEscuela la Crujia Rural B & B & guesthouse in a pretty converted school, 10 minutes from Velez Malaga,Tel: 606 010 580. Email: toni@escuelalacrujia.com wVista la Maroma self catering apartments in the heart of La Viñuela village. Call 952 519 095 / 666 396 562 or email: vistalamaroma26@gmail.com

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

BEAUTY & BOUTIQUE

AIR CONDITIONING

wLouise Beauty & Boutique The Alcaucin side of Lake Viñuela Call: 951 167 181 or 680 855 030

wFor air Conditioning call Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar

BOOKSHOPS

ALARMS

wPasatiempo Calle Infantes 30, Torre del Mar, 952 543 703, www.bookshoppasatiempo.com

wPerfect alarm s.L: Security systems, Video systems, Alarm systems and Home automation. Call: 608 517 661 email: perfect.alarm@listener-seguridad.com www.listener-spanien.com/andalusien www.andalusien.eurotec-ibiza.com

ALL AROUND THE HOUSE wFrank Multi-services: Reforms such as: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Patios etc. Electrics, Plumbing, Concrete Driveways, Solar Systems, Air-Con, Carpentry and any other improvement for you house or business. Free estimates on fix figure and working to deadlines. Reliable and work guaranteed. Call: 669 009 821

BOOTSALES wBoot sale Bar Ortega, Las Cuevas de Comares KM10 MA-3107 on the Riogordo to Benamargosa road. 1st Saturday of the month 10.30am - 15.30pm. Traders by 10am. Breakfast 2.50€! Guinness 2.95€! Cars 5€, Vans 7€. To book your space call or text 620 34 15 49. Supported by Mr. Clutter

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


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

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

CAR AND 4 x 4 PARTS wall Makes and Models Land Rover specialists, trade and public welcome. Nationwide delivery service. Tel: 951 707 785 www.tropical4x4.com

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

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

CARPENTERS wandrew rodgers 20 years experience in kitchens, wardrobes, shelving, aluminium door & windows. Call the Window Doctor for any window problem. Roller shutter blinds, mosquito blinds, security locks, repairs and renewals reasonable rates, Tel: 660 597 894

email: rodgersfamilyinspain@yahoo.co.uk wMadercobrita Poligono la Panoleta, C/Juan Gris, Velez Malaga, 952 501 543

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING wCall roy on: 958 640 068 / 656 561 669. Professional Machines, Best prices, Distance No Problem. 16 years experience. wProfessional cleaning of suites and rugs at reasonable rates. Dry within hours using 21st century equipment and chemicals. Phone:TRUECLEAN ON 952 030 356 / 618 475 977

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

CLEANING SERVICES waDCC Filipina cleaners w/English, ref. and experience. Call: 646 692 679 / 630 498 427

COMPUTERS wPCtorrox.com. All computer problems solved. Torrox/Nerja and surrounding areas. Free Advice. No Fix No Fee. Hardware ,Software and Website solutions. PC service - only 50 Euros. Call Rab on: 952967124 or 645236259. wComputer help.Troubleshooting & Repairs. New PCs supplied with Windows in English. WiFi installations. Reasonable rates. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. Patient & professional. Call David on 952 54 96 07 or 654 899 976. wComputer Problems? Help is at hand. Upgrades, repairs, hardware and sofware problems solved, NO FIx - NO FEE. Advice on buying and setting up the right computer for you. Tuition from complete beginners to advanced, get the most out of your PC. Call David Fleck on: 952 510 729 / 620 328 382 or email: david@technophobe.es www.technophobe.es

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ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE

wUnidental. English Dentist Practising Here C/Canalejas, 15 Local, Velez Malaga. Tel: 952 55 83 63 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148. www.ianpettdentalcare.com wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: clinicaeuropatorroxcosta@gmail.com

wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, www.abaxproperties.com waxces Property Direct sell or rent your property privately. Save thousands in agents commission fees. Call or email: 0034 625 346 200. Email: info@axcespropertydirect.com Website: www.axcespropertydirect.com wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306, www.fleming-properties.com waxarquia Properties s.L Call; 952 554 235 or 626 038 851 Email: sally@axarquiaproperties.com www.axarquiaproperties.com

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

EDUCATION & COUNSELLING wFor English speakers: Educational Psychology Assessments and Services. Counselling for Adults and Children. Fully qualified staff with experience in the UK and in Spain. Telephone Pat or Albert on 620 150 605 / 678 4 2 9 6 4 9 . E m a i l :  e d u c a t i o n a n d a l u c i a @gmail.com www.educationandalucia.com wEnglish Language assessment for English speaking school children. We will find the weak areas and work to improve these with our fully qualified (UK), very experienced tutors. Please phone for help and advice 628 116 210

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

FREIGHT & ONLINE SHOPPING DELIVERIES wFormula Freight, Call us for all your UK to Spain delivery requirements right to your door, to the Costa Tropical. Call: 01296 770029 Email; ian@formula-europe.co.uk www.formula freighteurope.co.uk

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

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

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

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

HORSE RIDING walcaucin horse riding, Lessons, trekking kids club on Sats 10am - midday. Ring Charlotte for more info. 620 609 374. Website: www.horseshoeranchspain.webs.com wandalucia horse riding 1hr, 2hr or day rides with picnic or bar lunch. Situated close to Lake Vinuela. Also riding Holidays with accommodation. Tel: 616 032 215 E-mail andaluciahorseriding@gmail.com Facebook – Andalucía Horseriding

HOUSE CLEARANCES wCarousel second hand Furniture, Vinuela Pueblo (Under Cajamar Bank), access via steps at side of bank, or slip road behind bank, 630 211 907

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

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

KENNELS AND CATTERY wwagtails boarding kennels for cats and dogs.

Dogs walked 3 times a day in 36,000 sq metres fenced land. Phone Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935 or www.wagtails.es wthe Dog house While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Email:philipclayton_1@msn.com Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available. w home From home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, fun and cuddles. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: riogordo@mail.com www.homefromhome.weebly.com. Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses etc. wDog care in our home with us, food, warmth, exercise and affection. Fully netted secure areas. Diet and meds. Ex UK dogs home worker also voluntary work. Call: 669 346 268, Casabermeja

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: carmensilvia@telefonica.net winternational Law solutions. English speaking Spanish Lawyer. English and Spanish legal advisors. Urb Torrox Park, Zona Comercial 3, tel/fax: 952 527 831 or 615 338 075, Email: info.ils@hotmail.com

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

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


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PET COURIERS

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

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

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, www.centromarysalud.com

MOBILE MECHANIC wMobile Mechanic, call Terry: 951 047 911, or 659 483 561. Based in Alcaucin, 30+ years experience, all work fully guaranteed, 15€ per hour. Discount parts supplied. Covers whole of Axarquia, coastal and inland. I come to you!

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

MULTI-SERVICES wgeneral handyman/D.i.Y - No job too small from painting, tiling, plumbing and general maintenance. Friendly reliable service given. Not a builder, hence reasonable rates charged. Los Romanes and surrounding area. Tel: 618496266

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

PAINTERS wraC Decorators & tilers. All aspects of Painting and Tiling undertaken, Interior & Exterior Tel: 638-489-711 racdecor@ymail.com

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

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

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

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE wDoctores de la Casa, We revitalise your property for re-sale or rental. Property or room makeovers, Property Management, Pool & Garden Maintenance, Guest Services. Call: 657 247 647 or email: doctoresdelacasa@gmail.com www.doctoresdelacasa.com waxarCare™ Property Management and Maintenance Services. A full range of property maintenance services carried out by professionals, Building, Painting, Electrical Work & Plumbing the one stop solution. Property Management Specialists a very comprehensive service, Including professional pool cleaning, full details on the AxarCare website. Axarcare we take care of all your prope- rty needs. Company Website: www.axarcare.com Tel: 616809-423


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Business Listing PROPERTY MANAGEMENT waxarCare™ Property Maintenance www.axarcare.com Tel :616-809-423

REMOVALS w2Js removals, House Clearances, UKSpain-UK, Local and International removals, Reliable service, free quotes, no job too small. Call: June or John 649 662 012 Email: jmcc1957@yahoo.co.uk warnold removals Local & International Great Service, Fair Price. Tel: 685 360 193 www.arnoldremovals.es info@arnoldremovals.es Call: 626 160 869

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

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

SATELLITE T.V. wtotal satellite installations

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get Quizical answers 1) Roman Underfloor Heating, 2) The blue side, 3) Glass on metal, 4) Food of the gods, 5) Archers, 6) Lignum, 7) Cross between a cow and a yak, 8) Leah, 9) Palmistry, 10) On the moon hey Diddle riddle answers 1. The book Jenny picked up was one of a set of encyclopedias; she picked up the volume containing entries beginning with the letters

629 556 266. Email:philbraid@hotmail.com wsky shop torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wsat. Co. Sky and “Free Sat.” HD. Call us 7 days a week. Call Tom on: 657 484 853

SOLICITORS wC&D solicitors Specialists in Real Estate, Civil and Tax Law. Tel: 952 532 582 www.cdsolicitors.net or email:info@cdsolicitors.net

TYRES wCar, 4x4 and motorcycle tyres supplied and fitted. Punctures repaired, wheel balancing, competitive prices. Also ITV (Mot) welding. For a no obligation quote call: 676 719 066 / 620 627 214 or 952 517 502. Email: sainbena@hotmail.com Also iron work made to order.

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

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: www.spanglishwebs.com Email: spanglishwebs@gmail.com

WOOD FOR WINTER wsave money to heat your house. Save 3 times more than if you buy your wood from the Petrol Station. Minimum order 2 cubic metres or 3 cubic metres. Delivery included. Call: 669 009 821 "HOW" through the letters "JOG". 2. The postman or a mailbox. 3. A floppy disc 4. To solve this logically, look at the map of the USA and you see that Maine is the only state bordered by just one other state. Therefore he has to either begin in Maine or end in Maine. 5. "He" is dead and had never met you. This is the most obvious answer, though others have said "He" is a stranger or he is deaf and blind.


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CA LET A D E VE LEZ FP0690 A three bedroom villa with pool, garden and a separate guest room/workshop on the well known Trayamar urbanisation minutes walk to the marina

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249,000€ A spacious, 98m , south facing one bedroom apartment with marvellous sea views with private garage. Communal pool, gardens with tennis court. Sky tv and internet 155,000€ 2

Penoncillo

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A spacious, 170m2,

Pequena axarquia three bedroom

FP0626

villa, 15 minutes to the coast, with pool, lawned garden, easy access and enjoying marvellous southerly views 329,500€

Caleta de Velez

A pristine three bedroom townhouse of 168m2 in total with large private garage, secure communal

FP0712 275,000€ gardens and pool A unique three bedroom reformed house in a quiet cul de sac with a second site utilised as a 60m2 terrace offering uninterrupted views over Lake Vinuela to Mount 99,950€ Maroma

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

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