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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 79


March 11

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For Rent Ref: R3 - 158 Convenient location Large 3 bed, 2 bath Apartment: 100 m² Fully furnished, terrace, parking

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Ref: R3 - 059 Superb Detached Bungalow. 3 beds 2 baths, unfurnished, large living room with wood-burner, well-equipped kitchen, great views, gardens, terraces, large pool, good access For Rent 650€ per month via elec gates


Bungalow. 2 beds, garden, terrace, shared pool, orchard, mountain views

For Rent 400€ per month Torre del Mar

For Sale

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For Rent 800€ per month Almayate

For Sale 349,000€

For Sale Ref: S3 – 102 Delightful 3 bed 3 bath

Apartment: 89 m²

Townhouse: 164 m² Large terraces

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& roof terrace,

communal pool

big garage,

& playground.

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For sale: BARGAIN 19,950€

For Sale or Rent R4 - 037 & S4 - 039 Spacious detached Villa. Large lounge/diner with fireplace, sun lounge, 2nd lounge, 4 beds, 2 baths, pool, variety of sun & covered terraces


For Sale 160,000€

Mobile Home

Ref: S3 - 101 Large 3 bed

For Rent

Ref: S2 - 053 48 m² on plot by coast of 124 m² 2 bed, 1.5 baths, living room, f/f kitchen, central heating, A/C, Sat TV, internet, timber deck

mountain views

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Ref: S4 - 038 Beautiful 4 Bedroom Independent Villa

with wonderful sea views. Air- Conditioning Garage, Terrace For Sale 355,000€ email: Avda. Andalucia, 135, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414

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Editor: keidi - 610 976 284 Email:

This month there’s just one word on the brink of my lips….vegetables!

sales: kami - 664 210 468 Distribution/Collections: tony - 664 689 138

Since three days before Christmas, when I suddenly decided to stop eating meat and become a vegetarian, images of carrots, peas, spinach and broccoli started to flash across my mind far more than usual. I guess that’s hardly surprising considering I now spend longer than ever before ogling the brightly-coloured produce in the fruit and veggie section of the supermarket.

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But one day, as I loaded my trolley with a selection of the season’s offerings my mind wandered to how healthy this vegetarian label really was. I mean, with such a vast range of chemicals and pesticides lurking around on my veg, all kinds of potential diseases swam to the forefront of my befuddled mind. Then suddenly, out of the blue, the answer arrived.

Deposito Legal Ma-1435-2005

The moment of reckoning occurred during a casual chat with a man in a Torre café. He told me that his wife owned an allotment close to Velez Malaga, where she would disappear to every morning for a few hours to tend to her growths. He went on to reveal that the cost of the aforementioned allotment worked out to just €20 per month! ‘Hmmm, I’ll have one of them,’ I thought. I asked the man a few questions concerning the allotment, who said I’d be better off speaking to his wife. And so that afternoon I got on the blower and found out all there was to know about renting a plot of land near the El Ingenio shopping centre.


No part of this publication, including pictures may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent. The Sentinella accepts no responsibility for alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors. So there!

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

Then it hit me that I had no idea how to grow anything, having never before attempted such a task. The closest I’d got to growing anything was the sweet pea plant I took to school as a six-yearold. The sweet pea plant which never produced any peas….


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From The Ed (cont)

Strange News Girl Survives 100ft Fall

Then I remembered that my sister, Kami, had only just started growing some veggies herself, after receiving a mini greenhouse type contraption for Christmas. So I asked her if she’d like to split the plot with me so we could share all the delights it threw our way. She jumped at the chance, especially considering that she had 132 cabbage plants ready to go, with no suitable land to plant them on!

A five-year-old girl had an amazing escape after she fell out of the window of a tenth floor flat, hit a ground floor awning and survived.

Neither of us fancied taking a spade and digging up the plot, so we got someone to do that part for us. All we had to do was shoot into the local garden centre on a sunny morning and make a few purchases, all ready to plant into the earthy soil. We even bought a cute little mandarin tree! Kami and I worked hard planting and as we slogged away Tony pulled up a chair and relaxed under the sun rays, only shifting off of it after a request by Kami to plant the strawberries!

Yan, a street vendor who saw what he initially thought was a red doll falling, said she made a loud bang when she hit the awning.

And so the journey begins. Thus far my personal attempts at growing a few veggies from seed (perched on the floor, just inside my balcony door) have proved somewhat disastrous. My chilli plant sadly passed away a few weeks ago. Cause of death; drowned! But my tomato plants are doing ok, I guess. They're not very tall yet though, so I'm wondeing if I have a dwarf variety. Well, in any case, let’s see if the vegetable plot yields some better results…look out for our monthly Vegetable Patch column, where you can read all the latest shenanigans...

Keidi Keating

Editor (of the original little mag)!

A Taste Of What´s On This Month Useless Facts...............................Page 20 Dementia Quiz...............................Page 48 amazing animals.........................Page 56 Film review..................................Page 80 share’o’scope............................Page 103 whats On....................................Page 112 information.................................Page 114 Puzzle Pages..............................Page 116 Jokes...........................................Page 118 star signs...................................Page 120

Ye Zixu suffered only scratches and bruises in the 100ft fall from her family's flat in the Chinese city of Chongqing.

"I only realised it was a kid when somebody shouted that a child had fallen from a high window," he said. "We thought she couldn't possibly have survived - then we heard crying from the top of the awning." She was later transferred to the city's South West Hospital where doctors pronounced her fit and well. The Marathon Man A Belgian runner has set a new world record by completing a marathon every single day for a year. Stefaan Engels, aka Marathon Man, began his challenge in Belgium a year ago and has since run 365 marathons in seven different countries. He crossed his final finish line in Barcelona after running 15,000km (9,569 miles) in 12 months. Engels suffered from asthma as a child and had been told by doctors to avoid sport.

Menu del Dia - 6.50€

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

Help yourself Buffet - Sundays Adults - 9€ Children under 10 - 5€ 13.00 - 16.00

Includes various starters, mains, vegetarian dishes, rice and bread (also available on Thursdays from June)

Special Menu Monday to Saturday - 8.95€

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

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Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 Open: 12.00 - 16.00 18.00 - 24.00 everyday

Sunday Roast of wine â‚Ź 8.50 Bookings recommended

All Day English Breakfasts, Full Menu Open from 10am till late every day Scandanavian Special every Tuesday Karaoke every Saturday night

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

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Exuses For Sleeping

Use these excuses when you’re caught kipping at work…

1. They told me at the blood bank that this might happen.

night when I dreamt about work! 6. I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work related stress. Do you discriminate against people who practice Yoga? 7. No! Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem.

2. This is just a 15 minute power nap like they raved about in that time management course you sent me to.

8. Geez, I thought you (the boss) were gone for the day.

3. I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!

9. I'm just resting my eyes.

4. I'm actually doing a Stress Level Elimination Exercise Plan (SLEEP). I learned it at the last mandatory seminar you made me attend. 5. This is in exchange for the six hours last

10. Boy, that cold medicine I took last night just won't wear off. 11. Someone must have put decaf in the wrong pot.

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The Greater Sex?! Men are those creatures with two legs and eight hands. Jayne Mansfield

Quotes about ‘im indoors An empty man is full of himself. Edward abbey A man in the house is worth two in the street. Mae west Why be a man when you can be a success? Bertold Brecht

Behind every great man there is a surprised woman. Maryon Pearson Give your man a free hand and he’ll run all over you. Mae west

If the world were a logical place, men would ride sidesaddle. rita Mae Brown The male is a domestic animal who, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things. Jilly Cooper Nothing astonishes man so much as common sense and plain dealing. Emerson

Men are like toilets. Either vacant, engaged, or full of crap. (anonymous) Man says to God, “God why did you make woman so beautiful?” God says, “So you would love her.” “But God,” the man says. “Why did you make her so dumb?” God replies, “So she would love you.”



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Confused?! I am! 1. Is it good if a vacuum really sucks? 2. Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

9. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we are already there? 10. Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting? 11. Why is it called "after dark” when it really is "after light"?

3. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

12. Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

4. If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

13. Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?

5. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

14. Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean op-

6. Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?

posite things?

7. Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?

15. Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?

8. Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

16. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?



special menu Monday - Thursday Day & Night (except Monday lunch) Poppadam & Pickles Selection of starters: vegetable samosa or pakora or onion bhaji or Prawn puri or Chicken tikka Main course: chicken, lamb, prawn or vegatable: Korma, Madras, Vindaloo, Balti, Jalfrezy, Rogan Josh, Tikka Masala, Karahi, Biriyani or Chicken or Lamb Tikka Accompaniments: Plain or Pilau rice. Plain, Garlic, Cheese or Onion Nan Bread or Chapati Ali & his staff promise to continue serving their cuisine to it’s usual high standard, using only fresh ingredients that are freshly cooked to order, ensuring the Taj Mahal (Puente) is the BEST Curry House in Andalucía FrEE Pappadam with Mango Chutney & Pickle tray with all meals

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

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De Cotta Co-habitation – the myth of a common law marriage by Sandra Wrightson, Barrister Overseas & partner at De Cotta McKenna y Santafé In England now 39% of women between the ages of 25 and 29 and 44% of men between the ages of 30 and 34 are co-habiting. These are the bare statistics but with increases in the number of people choosing to live together and not to marry the legal problems if there is a separation are sadly increasing. Spanish lawyers will often advise couples to register their partnership as a pareja de hecho – couple by fact – so that they can benefit from legal and tax advantages. In England no such concept exists and a couple who have been living together for many years may need to rely on the traditional law of trusts to prove they have rights to property or assets. There is no such thing as a common law marriage! For example a man or woman may be the legal title holder to property but their partner may have contributed to the up-

keep and mortgage for many years. If they then split up how does the partner prove their contribution and get any equity they need out of the property? Family lawyers in England are now being advised to await a Supreme Court decision to be made in May when an appeal in a case called Kernott v Jones will be heard. This is because previous cases based on trust principles have led to uncertainty as to the interpretation of “common intention” when a couple live in a property together and are not married. Put simply was there an intention to enter into a form of joint enterprise and ownership in respect of the property? The Supreme Court is expected to give guidance on the future interpretation of the law which will allow lawyers to advise their clients who may have a claim to all or part of a property that is not legally registered in their name. As English lawyers working in Spain we see a number of people who are in this situation with property registered in Spain. Spanish and English lawyers need to work together to see if a solution can be found in this type of case as the English legal concept of trusts is not always recognised in this country. If you are living together it is sensible to ensure that you do know what the position would be if you separated and prevention is always better than cure! "The same trust principles would be applied to a same sex couple who have not entered into a Civil Partnership in England.” Finally on a happier note one other statistic the number of divorces in England is at a 29 year low. Sandra Wrightson is a Barrister Overseas, registered with the Bar Council of England and Wales, and partner at De Cotta McKenna & Santafé, a law firm offering support with all aspects of Spanish Law for English speaking clients with offices in Mijas-Costa, Coín, Granada and Tenerife. Sandra heads the team at the firm’s Nerja office, located at: De Cotta McKenna & Santafé Calle Diputación, 6-2º-A 29780 Nerja Málaga Tel: (00 34) 952 52 71 14 Fax: (00 34) 952 52 34 28 Website:

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To Vinuela

We are here A-402

Garden Centre To Vinuela To Puente don Manuel

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 “Look for the Mannequin”


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Linea Directa LÍNEa DirECta LaUNChEs aN ON LiNE sErViCE OFFEriNg LEgaL assistaNCE iN ENgLish • The service, offered by practising registered lawyers, will advise the company’s customers on Spanish legislation in areas such as housing, consumption, family law, labour law, motoring queries and penal law. • The service will provide 24 hour assistance in the case of urgent enquiries, the checking and editing of documents and discounts of up to 50% on lawyers’ fees if further action is required. Línea Directa, market leader in the sale of direct insurance in Spain, has launched an online service offering legal assistance to its customers, which will advise those policyholders purchasing this cover on areas such as housing, consumption, family law, labour law and penal law. Línea Directa’s new cover, the price of which will be up to 40% more economical than the market average, will answer queries on buying and selling, renting and house renovations; complaints against suppliers regarding consumer issues, divorce and the division of matrimonial property, labour issues or vehicle registration and deregistration, among many other areas. In addition, the service – the first of its kind in the insurance sector – will provide legal assistance in the case of road safety offences committed by the insured vehicle. If, however, assistance is given by a lawyer of the customer’s own choice, Línea Directa will offer 110 euros in legal aid, unless the lawyer is provided free of charge by the state. If in and out-of court actions are subsequently required Línea Directa can put the client in contact with its network of lawyers throughout Spain, which will save the customer between 10 and 50% on legal fees. 24-hour assistance for urgent enquiries The service of Legal assistance for Motorists operates from Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm. In the case of urgent enquiries, such as emergencies in the home, incidents occurring at night affecting families – including spouses or children – such as theft, credit cards being blocked or unreturned, or damage caused by pets, Línea Directa will offer a service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In both cases, the customer must call 902 123 161 or email


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It is estimated that there has been about 150,000 tonnes of gold mined in the world. One third of a pound stalk of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 204 apples. The Flintstones cartoon was the first thirty-minute cartoon to be aired during prime time. The only South Eastern Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western power is Thailand. Over 200 varieties of watermelons are grown in the US.

A mother hen turns her egg approximately 50 times a day. This is so the yolk does not stick to the shell. Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft. If Wal-Mart was classified as a country it would be the 24th most productive country in the world. Every second there are 418 Kit Kat fingers eaten in the world. There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit. One billion seconds is about 32 years. The Tuatara Lizard of New Zealand has three eyes, two in the centre of its head and one of the top of its head. On average 42,000 balls are used and 650 matches are played at the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament.

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Beer Beer contains female hormones! Last month, National University of Lesotho scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. Men should take a concerned look at their beer consumption. The theory is that beer contains female hormones (hops contain phytoestrogens) and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women. To test the theory, 100 men drank 8

pints of beer each within a 1 hour period. It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects: 1) Argued over nothing. 2) Refused to apologise when obviously wrong. 3) Gained weight. 4) Talked excessively without making sense. 5) Became overly emotional. 6) Couldn't drive. 7) Failed to think rationally. 8) Had to sit down while urinating.... No further testing was considered necessary

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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 & delivery service. For further details, call Linda on: 665 510 735

English Breakfast - Hot and Cold snacks Quiz Night Tuesdays 8.30pm

Sunday 13th March

Sunday Lunch served 1pm - 5pm Roast Beef or Chicken plus trimmings - 8.50€ (includes dessert)

Friday 25th March

Fish, Chips & Mushy Peas served 7pm - 10pm - 5.50€ Bookings please. SPECIAL OFFER: Wed, Thurs & Friday - San Miguel, Cruzcampo, Mahou or glass of wine only 1€. ***Tetley now on draught***

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Authentic Italian Cuisine Family Friendly Specialising in Pasta & Meats Fancy something different? Just call beforehand & we’ll do what we can! Private Functions Catered for Call Franco or Yveta 952 54 24 10

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Sunshine Woodwork

A small insight into this great company.. Sunshine Woodwork is a small, family-run woodworking business located in the Riogordo/Comares area. We specialise in making anything to measure including doors, cupboard doors, cabinets, wine racks, fencing, gates, pergolas, car ports, sheds, bamboo sun shades, garden furniture and homes for pets. All the woodwork is treated and repairable. No nails are used – only screws. There is a small selection of chicken coops, rabbit hutches and runs – also suitable for guinea pigs and quail – dog kennels, bird aviaries and bird houses with feeding tables. For the gardens, we have swing chairs, arch-

ways, trellises in different styles, plant pots, fencing, sun loungers and pergolas. Maybe you need fencing for security reasons, for example, or around the swimming pool area. Or perhaps trellises to keep your plants tidy, allowing them to grow more naturally and giving your garden a nice finishing touch. It doesn’t matter how big or small, we can make to measure even in the smallest, most awkward places! Take a look at our website for more details. See main advert below




Kitchen open Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 10am - 8pm Sat 12pm - 7pm Sun 12pm - 5pm Open everyday at 12pm Closed Thursdays throughout March Tuesday nights - 8.30pm - Quiz Wednesdays / Sundays - 2pm - Pool Club Happy Hour - Mon - Fri 6pm - 7pm (Mahou 1.25€ pint, non-branded spirit & mixer 1.75€) Draught Worthingtons - 3€ Draught Carling - 2.50€ Draught Strongbow - 3€

Sunday 27th March Table Top Sale 1pm - 5pm Everyone welcome to come and have a browse All Live football shown Premiership games & lower leagues - 4pm game every Saturday Euro Qualifier - Wales v England 6 Nations Rugby - Cheltenham gold Cup SKY ESPN F1 Motor Racing SPORTS

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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 Now showing ‘Live English Football’


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ta - r x Cos Torro CardioDance: Learn to salsa, cha cha, swing and hustle to an aerobic workout. Dance classes also held in all these plus rumba, sal cha and choreographed routines. Email: 606 086300

Roast meat meals are served all day every day at the Continental Cafe Bar and Bistro. Choose from beef, lamb, pork, gammon or chicken with as many vegetables as you like for only 6.90â‚Ź. Join us on Tuesday nights from 9pm for our fun quiz. Darts night is on Wednesday in our upstairs dart room. Thursday night is karaoke. Friday night live music and on Sun-

Caribe all you can eat buffet on Sundays. International brunch between 10am - 12pm and lunch buffet carvery style between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Taking bookings now for a special Easter Sunday lunch with traditional spring lamb, new potatoes etc.. Reservation required. New to Caribe, play social rubber bridge every Tuesday at 3pm, all welcome. Cards and score sheets supplied. Learn Spanish at Caribe the easy way every Thursday morning at 10am. Call Monica on 679 564 685 for more information. rebeccah Curtis wellbeing Centre Spring clean your skin for the summer and enjoy an exfoliating body scrub with hydrating massage for only 35â‚Ź in March. Vibrate away the pounds with the VibraTrim to help improve your wellbeing, health and fitness, or book a session on the toning table. Regular use of the toning table results in the pelvis, back muscles, rib cage and shoulders being re-educated and realigned.


Learn to Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle. Dance Classes: Also includeS Rumba, Sal Cha and Choreographed Routines Keep Fit Classes with or wITHoUT weights. Y our Heart, Your Life, Your Choice. Almeria - Estepona Call HuGh GRANT 606 086300

days, live sports and Sunday lunches. Visit The Continental for Scotland on the Costa. yo Jive Modern Jive Dance Classes are held every Tuesday at El Ancla del Cirilo, a fabulous location right on the beach on Calle Penoncillo, N340 between Torrox Costa and Nerja. Classes start from 8.30pm, and beginners are always welcome. Great music and you do not

need a partner, come by yourself or bring a friend. On Saturday 12th March we are having a freestyle dancing and tapas party (there will be no lesson). Tickets are on sale now for only 12€.. Call or email for more information. Come and discover the new arts and crafts shop in Torrox Costa. Or.y.gen is just off the Paseo Maritimo Costa del Oro Blq. 7 behind the Bhuda restaurant. They have handmade jewellery, hand-painted ceramic tiles (and these can be made to order for terraces, kitchens, swimming pools etc..), paintings, hand-painted handbags, clothing and hats,

for all occasions.. Don’t forget Mothers Day 3rd April. Join us at restaurante El Pino in Torrox Park. We have 2 for 1 meals only 6.95€, Monday to Thursday. Friday night is fish and chips night, buy two meals and get a free bottle of wine. For Sunday lunches we have an early bird option (reservations required: eat before 1.30 and buy one meal, receive one half price! Sunday lunches are served from 12.30 until 9.30pm. Happy hour Monday to Thursday 5-8pm and Saturday night during football matches. We are celebrating St Patrick’s Night on Thursday 17th March and have live music from 8pm with the Dublin Minstrel, Bill Bracken. Irish happy hour with green wine and beer from 6-7pm. Come and join us for the craic! El Ancla del Cirilo,Torrox Costa, are holding a charity market from 12noon to 6pm on Saturday 26th March. Stalls will include local artists, woodmagic, embroidery, clothing, children’s knitwear, clocks, silk flowers, jewellery, photography, cards, painted pots and tiles and glassware. All proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will go to Cudeca. For more details contact Rachael on 651 787 or email Plus we also have a weekly market at El Ancla every Wednesday from 10am until 2pm.

gifts and more. Everything is unique. russells British store has a great stock of favourite British products. We have a frozen foods section and also stock cleaning products toiletries and even pet food. Each month we have special offers in store, so call in to find out our offers for March. Don’t forget our other store across the road, russells regalos, where we have a wide range of cards and gifts

Congratulations to Praveen on the birth of his baby boy From Robert, Nicole, Adi, Gyka and all at Harlekin


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a t s o C ToSererpoagxes 30 - 39 For reputable buildings and contents insurance, car insurance, private medical insurance, pets insurance, funeral plans and more, contact Lewis insurance services. Visti i-dea for all your printing needs; flyers, posters, tri-folds, menus, business cards or shop signs. Open 9am - 2pm and from 4.30pm - 7.30pm. Every Monday at Los amigos we have line dancing from 7pm, karaoke with Rockin Robin on a Friday night from 9pm and every Sunday, chill jam sessions. Saturday 5th March we have a horse racing night with basket meals for only 3€. Our quiz nights are on Wednesday

2nd, 16th and 30th March starting at 9pm. Come and join us on Saturday 12th March for live music with popular vocalist Geoff Murrell and on Wednesday 23rd March with Andy Time, a popular guitarist and vocalist. Lads & Dads Barber shop with 20 yrs experience. Whether you prefer mobile or an appointment, both are catered for or just pop in. Visit the Light of india indian restaurant Laguna Beach, now offering an ‘all you can eat’ menu for just 9.95€. Devour traditional English fish and chips from Lew´s Fish & Chips. Eat in or take away! For further details on all the above businesses see pages 28 - 31. Please mention The Sentinella when responding to advert.

Casa Maria Sky Sports

Jam Night - Mondays

(with hosts “Flip” & “Aqui te Partie”)

Wii Night - Wednesdays - 6pm


Happy Hour Mondays - Saturdays - 5.30pm - 7pm Sundays 12pm - 4pm (1€ bottle, 2€ pint San Miguel, 1€ glass of wine)

Saturday 2nd April - 1st Year’s Anniversary - Live Music with “Not to Fall” Carol & John would like to thank everyone for their custom and support in their first year!

Parties & Functions catered for Open 11am - Late 7 days a week Call: 667 954 901 or 664 259 968 TORROX PARK (bar on the goat track)

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Tabla Rock Cafe Tracey, Sue, Kevin and Mark welcome you to Tabla Rock Café, in Torrox Park. Opened in January 2011, this bar is settling into life and is already becoming known as the place to be for live music every Saturday night which will increase through the summer to twice a week. Tracey has a musical background, playing in bands since she was 13 years old. She has had success in the 80s playing in Rock Goddess and Girlschool. In her 30s, Tracey qualified as an aerobics and Pilates teacher and managed gyms in London for 10 years. Sue is from south London and worked in the health sector. She is nicknamed Suzi Q as she is a keen pool player. Kev is a musician/singer and builder, and Mark has run his own bar and restaurant and is a trained chef.

There are three terraces with amazing views and throughout the week, there are exercise classes to suit all, including Pilates, aerobics, circuits, fab abs, salsa, cardio dance and coming soon in April, Zumba classes and even pole dancing in July. Tabla Rock Café offers food with popular menu items and already the Sunday lunches are proving very popular. There is a quadraphonic sound system, giant TV screen and a plasma screen showing all major sporting events. Electronic darts and a league pool team are also here. The current opening times are Monday to Friday 12 until late, and Saturday and Sundays 10am until late. The team looks forward to welcoming you to Tabla Rock Café.

Sue & Carsten offer you a very warm welcome We have new Danish & English specialities on the menu, come in and be inspired. Wednesday 16th March - International quiz night starting at 8pm Now find us on

Sands & C

Open from 11.30am - 7 days a week

Tel: 952 967 734 Find us on Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa At the end of Avda. El Faro, down the steps and we are on the right just before Flamenco Fusion


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Redwell® Infrared Heating Systems Heat your house with a work of art about us - We have been in Torrox for more than five years as the main distributor for Redwell® Infrared heating systems in Spain. During this time, we have successfully established Redwell® products on the Spanish market with agents in Madrid, Mallorca and on the Costa Blanca. We have many glowing references from customers all along the Costa del Sol; not only for single rooms, apartments and houses, but also for villas where the whole radiator heating system has been taken out and completely replaced by Redwell® heaters. The excellent quality of the products, the frequently enlarged product range, an extensive advice service and our co-operation with qualified electricians ensure complete satisfaction and confidence for our clients. about redwell® infrared heating - The Redwell® heaters are very economical to run and create an extremely healthy room climate. In comparison to conventional heaters, infrared waves do not heat the air, but do heat the walls and furniture. People also absorb the heating

waves which make one feel nice and cosy. Walls and furniture store the heat much longer than air, and then release it back into the living space. In this way, the walls remain dry and mould has no chance to spread. Another advantage is that the air does not circulate, therefore no dust is lifted into it. Redwell® products are distributed in more than 30 countries and have won several prizes at international trade fairs. Exclusive Designs Redwell® Infrared Heating panels are available in different sizes and three colours, also in exclusive designs such as pictures, mirrors, globes, columns, blackboards, glass elements and other objects. The panels are beautifully made and flexible in application – they can heat whole houses, rooms or indeed just where you sit most. At the same time, they enhance your house by providing works of art for your walls, so that people who visit will feel the warmth – without realising that the heat is coming from pictures and mirrors hanging on your walls. Contact us or see the exhibition in our shop! See main advert below.

Heat up your home in a healthy and economical way! Infrared Design Heating System: Pictures, Mirrors, Glass, Blackboards, Columns etc. -Very economical to run and maintenance free -Partial storage heater keeps running times lower -No air circulation, so dust is not dispersed -Simple installation -Prevents dampness Picture heater abstract -Electrosmog free

Contact us or visit the exhibition at our shop: Redwell, Dipl.- Ing. Svend Scharler, Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa phone: 952539742, mobile: 606423869, Email:,



English Dentist:


Dr. Michael Mannish B.D.S. (univ. of London)

w General Medicine


w Paediatrics

648 203 157

Harley St. Dentist of 25 years

w Physiotherapy, Osteopherapy

Take advantage of your free 2nd opinion

w Acupuncture

before you start your treatment. Competitive prices

w Esthetic anti-ageing Medicine without surgery

teeth(call whitening in 1 hour for more information)

w Special Treatment for Fibromyalgia

New: Implant specialist

Centro Internacional, Blq. 86, TORROX COSTA

Tel: 952 53 09 08

HARLEKIN BAR - CAFÉ Now open early till late everyday!!

DraUght BEErs


san Miguel John smiths Paulaner alhambra

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Come and join Robert, Nicole & Andreea for Good Company and Good Food. Relax and enjoy one of our Great Beers, a glass of wine or something a little stronger!

Hotel Riu

Block 6

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Sunday Roast Lunch (Bookings Advisable)

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Burgers sandwiches toasties all Day Breakfasts

Authentic Indian Curries TORROX COSTA For more info:

952 531 804

All Sporting Action Live on Big Screens

hotel riu Torrox Costa

Hair by Patsy:

Cuts, re-style, colour & tints, foil highlights, perming or just wash and blow dry. Our Salon also offers Beauty & Massage treatments including Reflexology 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

Clinica Casa Blanca Clinic for:



Massage, Lymphatic drainage, Shiatsu, Reiki, Reflexology, Ear-Acupunture, Craniosacral Therapy Do you suffer from back problems, spinal misalignment, pain in neck or shoulders, joint discomfort, tightness in muscles, internal ailments, migraines, fibromyalgy or do you just want relaxation from stress? 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.

Forever living products: inc. Minerals and Aloe Vera Products etc. Also home visits Ask about gift vouchers Urb. Jardines del Mar, Blq C3, Torrox Costa (near garden Centre, 1km direction Nerja)


Tel: 952 967 628 or 659 374 673

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We specialise in Ribs, Wings, Steaks and Chicken


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ibs!!! 7th March

Carnival Party with Snacks & Live Music

Last Saturday in the month

Credit Cards taken Bookings advisable

torrox Costa - Block 88 (Next to tennis courts & auto 2000) tel: 95 253 2369 / 696 516 534 Closed Mondays


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Little Johnny! A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, 'Everyone who thinks they're stupid, stand up!' After a few seconds, Little Johnny stood up. The teacher said, 'Do you think you're stupid, Johnny?' 'No Miss, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!' ------------------------------------------------------------Johnny watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face. 'Why do you do that, mummy?' he asked. 'To make myself beautiful,' said his mother, who then began removing the cream with a tissue. 'What's the matter?’, asked Johnny 'Giving up?' ------------------------------------------------------------The maths teacher saw that Johnny wasn't paying attention in class. She called on him and said, 'Johnny! What are 2 and 4 and 28 and 44?' Johnny quickly replied, 'BBC 2, Channel 4,

ESPN and the Cartoon Network!' ------------------------------------------------------------Johnny's class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. 'Yes,' said the policeman. 'The detectives want to capture him very badly’. Johnny asked,’Why didn't you keep him when you took his picture?’ ------------------------------------------------------------Little Johnny attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse's legs and rump, and chest. After a few minutes, Larry asked, 'Dad, why are you doing that?' His father replied, 'Because when I'm buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy. Larry, looking worried, said, 'Dad, I think the Postman wants to buy Mum ....'


C/San Antonio, 75 Cómpeta

Tel: 952 55 36 62


Fax: 952 51 67 80

Great news! - the road is now fully open!!

Restaurante Maria Everyone welcome inc. non-residents

Fine Dining at Modest Prices

Enjoy crisp, white table linen, friendly service and carefully prepared dishes in our elegant restaurant Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Special menu of the month!! 3 courses & a bottle of Rioja per couple - 15€pp To further enhance your evening stay the night for only 23€pp including breakfast (including non diners) Bookings recommended Present this advert to receive your FREE gift!

Father’s Day 19th March Party with 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s music including 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine. Only 16€pp

Semana Blanca Saturday Sunday Friday 5th March 6th March 4th March * Fancy Dress * Archery * Presentation Party from 6pm. (midday) on the history of d All children Cómpeta l l e 20€ per person mustebe c Book in advance (starts at 11am) n accompanied by C aan adult. Followed by 3€ per person * Brain Teasers Treasure Hunt (inc. one drink 5pm 3€ per person specified 1€ per entry Book in advance on day)

Half Board Accommodation inc. activities (except Archery) from 45€ per person (minimum 2 night stay) inc. 2 children

Make your booking in March for June, July and August and get 20% discount off normal prices (except 15th August which is minimum 4 nights and normal prices)

Save up to 50% compared to conventional retaining walls

Dry-stone Gabion Walls Do it yourself or we supply and erect. Up to 50% saving against conventionally built stone walls

Do it yourself kits supplied with full instructions and advice or we can supply and erect using our own fully qualified staff. All products delivered direct from the manufacturer in the UK No planning required No architects drawings No long waits for building licences Suitable for landslips, retaining wall solutions & ornate landscaping All Gabion baskets are guaranteed for over 50 years against corrosion Gabions act as natural drainage so no water diversions are necessary No sand or cement needed

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The Word Queen Our dreams are very insightful. Not only do they feed us relevant information about our current circumstances, but they’re also an excellent source of ideas for books! If you think you don’t dream, then you are wrong. We all dream, it’s just that some of us remember our dreams easier than others. Keep a notepad and pen by the side of your bed or under your pillow and as soon as you awaken (whatever the time) write down what you’d just been dreaming about. If you really can’t remember that’s ok too – just write down anything that’s in your head. Repeat this process every morning, or every time you awaken from a sleep, and you’ll soon train yourself to remember your dreams far easier. That information can then be analysed and used to form storylines, characters and even settings. For example, last night I dreamt about being trapped in a burning house with no hopes of escaping. I felt sure I was going to die, but then

an angel came to my rescue and broke the window so that I could climb out and escape. I then found myself flying through the sky, which was ablaze with wonderful, vibrant colours. It was magical. How could I use this dream to create a story…? I could write a story about a girl who didn’t believe in angels until one saved her life. Perhaps this angel becomes her best friend and they go for many adventures together. Ok, so this kind of content might be more suitable for a children’s book, but it’s still an idea, which came from just one dream! Love & Light The Word Queen x If you have written a book and you’d like to get it published, or if you’re just after some impartial advice, email The Word Queen on or see her advert on the facing page…

SAXON S.L JcB digger Hire velez-Malaga Area sErvicEs *LAndscAPE GArdEninG *cArPEntry * stOrM dAMAGE *LAndsLidEs And trAcK cLEArinG *PLUs ALL MAnnEr OF diGGinG UndErtAKEn

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Dementia Quiz DOES YOUR SEPTIC TANK NEED CLEANING? Call us and we will come & empty your septic tank. (Certified)


652 65 60 66 Competa, Malaga E-mail:

Good Luck! Question 1 You are a participant in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in? Question 2: (but don't take as much time as you took for the first question). If you overtake the last person, then you are....? Question 3: Very tricky arithmetic! note: this must be done in your head only. Do not use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it. Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20 .. now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total? Question 4: Mary's father has five daughters: Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono, and ???. What is the name of the fifth daughter? Question 5: A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses; how does he indicate what he wants? See answers on page 121 



Ideal for landlords & holiday properties. Perfect to control expensive & excessive use of a/c units, etc. Contact Phil Watts PW Electrical Services SC tel: 647 006 140 / 678 442 402 Email:

General Builder 30 year’s Experience From Full Renovations to a Brick BBQ No Job too Big or Small Please call to discuss your needs

609 915 770

Spanish Number Plates a Car Transfers aDriving Licences aInterpreting aOther Paperwork Sara Bright

951 167 094 / 658 501 610

Save thousands off your heating bills! Unique Multi Heat Source - house heating and hot water system With an output of 43699 BTU. using Solar as it’s primary heating source, followed by a very efficient heat pump for the times when the sun does not shine, this can operate down to extremely cold conditions and then as a backup to this, if you have a gas, oil or other type boiler this can still operate as a last result. An Air to Water Heat Pump is integrated with a solar collector, gas or other fuel boiler and electrical heater to provide you a complete heating solution (Both for house heating of under floor or radiators and sanitary hot water heating). It optimises the energy utilisation of free energy (solar energy), green energy (heat pump), traditional energy (gas/fuel boiler or electrical heater). Solar energy is free for everyone in the world, so it is the first heat source for this system. This unique system will take full advantage of free solar energy first and if the free energy is not enough, then it will cycle on the heat pump to provide heat. On the condition that both solar energy and heat pump can not provide enough heat to your house and water (in extreme cold conditions), then it will turn on the built-in electrical heater or gas/fuel boiler as back-up heating source to supply enough heat and keep a comfortable warm environment for you.

Tel: 652 970 608 Email: Web:

24 Hour Long Term Secured Parking At the BP Petrol Station Malaga Airport. Holiday / Golf Parking 6€ per day tel: 658 940 502 Tlfn: (+34) 669 899 065 Email:

Urb. Lomas del Sol nº4 Benajarafe Alto, 29790 MALAGA - SPAIN

Michael/Maria Reeve Airport pick-up and delivery

Long term winter car rates

from 375€

per calender month

aUtOCOOL The only mobile service specialising solely in car air-con systems. Get your a/c serviced now before next summer and before it lets you down. Have your headlights gone opaque or yellow? Before This is now a fail on After the ITV test so get them professionally refinished. For both services call Mike now on 951 321446 or 616 264067

Pinguinitos Swim School Nerja *Classes for all ages of children starting from 3 months *UK qualified teacher *Technique clinic for older children *Small friendly classes *Private adult lessons available Call: 662 463 452

HEATING - COOLING - SOLAR SALES - SERVICE - MAINTENANCE Constant climates using the latest inverter technology Covering all the Axarquia region

Pest Control Wasp Nests Cockroaches & Hornets TERMINATED

609 915 770 CAR BOOT SALE  OLD & NEW  1st Sunday of every month Restaurant El Pantano 9.30am - 1.30pm

(On the A356 towards Colmenar, overlooking the lake) Call Lynn 669 600 419 Sandra 619 471 301

‘Marich’Academia de Idiomas Language School ENGLISH FRENCH



Join now, classes have started! Located in Puente Don Manuel at the Periana Crossing


To Periana


Cruce de Periana

To Venta Baja


Academia de Idiomas


Please contact and ask for more info: Maria Azucena CHACIN Tel.: 633 780 687

To Puente don Manuel & Alcaucin

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Property Sales & Rentals Property Management / Maintenance Investment opportunities on property in the Caribbean VIE Cosmetics and Homeware Tel: 666 135 516

cOLmeNAr gym *piLAteS *circuit trAiNiNg *keep fit tO muSic *perSONAL trAiNiNg

at Chiringuito antonio conversation lessons, all levels, small groups or one to one Call Carmen 662 378 911

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spanish plates, transfers, translations, building licences, doctor appointments itv... and more

The English Rose “KATiE”

fOr mOre detAiLS cONtAct: cArOL 659 295 346 emAiL:

Female Vocalist For All Occasions Disco & Karaoke Music to suit all ages from 40’s - 10’s Mob: 618 587 146 / 628 236 661 Email:


Moroccan Adventure Tours

piLAteS cLASSeS NOw ALSO At: pueNte dON mANueL (uNderNeAth LA mArOmA reAL eStAte)

Hand Crafted Jewellery individual as you are

Available at Divas, Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin (next to Moreno’s Bar) Tel: 618 928 852

2/3/4 nights, coastal village. Chefchaouen and the Rif Mountains. Including driver with 4x4. Ferry, Top quality accommodation, meals & local guides. Groups of 2-10 people. Also available, escorted day trips to Andalucian white villages and mountain drives.

Phone: 663 458 348 / 690 771 209


invites you to our no obligation demonstration of High definition (HD) Television Technology. Held every Saturday starting 2pm near Hotel Viñuela. Ring to book your place. 657 484 853 (Free drinks and nibbles while you enjoy the demonstration!)

FreeSat+HD, Sky+ HD, Spanish TV, 3DTV etc.

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Random Joke A man went to Harley Street in London having seen an advertisement for a Gynaecologist’s Assistant. Naturally interested, he went in and asked the clerk for details.

foam and gently shave off their pubic hair, then rub in soothing oils so they're ready for the gynaecologist’s examination. The annual salary is £65,000, but if you’re interested you'll have to go to Manchester ”

The clerk pulled up the file and read; “The job entails getting the ladies ready for the gynaecologist. You have to help the women out of their underwear, lay them down and carefully wash their private regions, then apply shaving

“My God, is that where the job is?" asked the man. The clerk answered, “No sir, that’s where the end of the queue is!”

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

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


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Specsavers!!! Collision between a Dublin Bus and a Dublin Tram

Close-up on the ad on the side of the bus that the Tram went into...


OTop quality G Kitchens Kitchens at sensible prices RANGE


The savings we make by not having a high street shop or sales staff are passed on to you. I´m confident we can beat any high street quote. Now incorporating MtEk Plumbing & Electrical services

Let us quote for your kitchen. What have you got to lose?? Tel: 610 683 951 661 713 238

References & visits to past customers available. Kitchens to suit all budgets

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

Beauty Treatments

Pedicures w Manicures w Collagen Facials w Hopi Ear Candles w Acrylic & Gel Nail Extensions w Teeth Whitening w Eyelash Perming w Aromatherapy Massage w Semi Permanent Makeup w Reiki w Waxing w Self Tan Treatment w Reflexology 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.

Unisex Hairdressers

Our hairdressing team now consists of Emma, Karen, Danni & Carly. We are now open 6 days a week Monday - Saturday 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.

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures & Electrolysis For the treatment of Moles, Thread veins, Milia, Skin tags, Blood spots, Warts, Veruccas and Age spots FREE CONSULTATION


Hopi Ear Candles Book a course of 3, Normal price 75€ Now 60€ Full Set Nail Extension Normal Price 40€ Now 35€

Gift Vouchers Available

For all enquiries please call: 693 740 575


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The meerkat uses its tail for balance and as a signal. ‌ kat

A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang", or "clan". Meerkats have an average life span of 12 - 14 years. Meerkats are immune to the poison from scorpions or snakes and feed on them every now and again. Meerkats are a tasty treat for jackals, eagles, and falcons. Other names for meerkats include the slendertailed meerkat and African suricate.

Meerkats can dig as much dirt as their own body weight in a couple seconds. Meerkats are known to have special calls meant for specific purposes. Some calls indicate the approach of snakes and birds of prey, while others give the signal that predators are coming. Every adult meerkat has an important role in the mob. Some take on sentry duty, watching for predators and sounding the alarm when danger is present; others baby-sit, gather food or tend to housekeeping chores. Approximate weight is 1.5 pounds (males are slightly larger). Adults are 10 - 14 inches tall.

Ink Cartridges Compatible or Original

Epson compatible ink cartridges 6.00â‚Ź each Visit us at the Farmers markets Trapiche = Tuesday Puente Don Manuel = Friday For orders and delivery please contact:

636 298 538

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Amazing Animals (Continued) Tails, which are 7 to 10 inches long and taper to a reddish or black tip, are used for balance when meerkats stand on their haunches. Each limb has four toes, one being a long retractable claw. Coats are usually fawn-coloured and peppered with gray, tan, or brown with a silver tint. Unique to each individual meerkat are short, parallel stripes across the back, extending from the base of the tail to the shoulders. Meerkats eat almost anything. They love bugs, watermelon, cat food treats, bones, frozen fruit, and yolk from hard-boiled eggs (a rare treat since eggs are bad for their health).


Lukuma - Fashion Show Lukuma struts its stuff Lukuma is looking forward to its forthcoming fashion parade on Saturday, March 19 in the Safari Lounge restaurant, Paseo de Larios 38, on the seafront, Torre del Mar... This show will unveil the new spring collections of Lukama’s exclusive fashion brand "Angels Never Die," handbags from Lollipops, jewellery from Ñusta and the new designs from Spinning Jewellery. Two ‘Miss Malagas’ will parade on the catwalk, styled by Lenette Stockholm. The event is enhanced by live music, fancy sports cars, cocktails and more... The show starts at 1.30pm. To reserve your table, please telephone 952 541 343For more information, visit or


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Name: Beyonce Knowles Birthday: September 4th, 1981 age: 29 sign: Virgo Birthplace: Houston, Texas Facts about Beyonce: 1) Beyoncé’s nickname is Bee 2) Her two favourite things are ‘Pop Eyes Fried Chicken’ and her Antique Convertible Jaguar. 3) Beyonce wrote and produced almost every song on Destiny’s Child’s Survivor CD. 4) Destiny’s Child’s hit song, Emotion, is a remake of a Bee Gees hit from the ‘70s. 5) Kelly Rowland is Beyonce Knowles’ cousin. 6) Beyonce and mother Tina Knowles introduced fashion line House of Dereon in 2004. 7) She won her first talent competition at the age of eight. She sang John Lennon's Imagine. 8) She first got together with LaTavia Roberson and Kelly Rowland when she was eight. The three of them were auditioning for a girls' rap group, Kids Tyme. 9) Kids Tyme made an appearance on

Star Search, but they did not win. 10) LeToya Luckett joined the other three girls in 1993 and they were rechristened Destiny's Child. 11) Destiny's Child toured for four years before signing a record deal. 12) The group's debut song was "Killing Time" for the 1997 film "Men in Black." 13) In 1998, the group had a self titled debut album which featured the song "No, No, No". 14) In 1999, Destiny's Child released "The Writing's on the Wall" which had their most popular music on it. This became their breakthrough album. 15) By 2000, Luckett and Roberson had been eased out of the group, replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin. 16) About this time, she also started an acting career. Some of her credits include Dreamgirls, Pink Panther and Cadillac Records. 17) Beyonce also performed at the Neighborhood Inagural Ball for President Barrack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama singing "At Last," a ballad first made popular by Etta James. 18) Beyonce's favourite makeup is mascara, but she is allergic to perfume. Her favourite book is The Rules, and she enjoys watching "Blind Date" on TV. 19) Beyonce’s vibrant and glamorous image also made her an in demand commercial spokesperson and model, with ad campaigns for L’Oreal, Tommy Hilfiger and Pepsi (for the latter, she appeared in a lavish and memorable Gladiator-style commercial alongside follow pop stars Britney Spears and Pink).

The Garden Restaurant

During March we will be closed Wednesdays & Thursdays

Breakfasts served from 10.30am Full English only 6€ (2 eggs, 2 bacon,

2 sausages, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms & 2 toast)

Half size - 4€

Dining Experience Weekend


Friday 11th & Saturday 12th March Tomato & Red Pepper Soup Breaded Musrooms with salad garnish & Ali oli or Cranberry compote dip Warm salad of Pears & Blue Cheese with Cherry Balsamic Dressing Salad with Caesar sauce & Goats Cheese and Walnuts ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lamb Chops with Cumberland sauce Pork Medallions with Pepper sauce Chicken Breast with Pepper or Roquefort sauce Fresh Salmon with Dill sauce Ratatouille Pie with Peanut & Cheese Pastry Mushroom Risotto ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fruits of the Forest Pavlova Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake with fresh Strawberries & cream Ice Cream Rose with fresh Strawberries, Strawberry sauce & fresh Mint ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Various choices of Starters & Mains or Mains & Desserts

15€ per person

including a glass of cava, wine or beer

Sunday Roast

including a glass of wine or beer. Now including Saturdays 6pm - 8pm

7.50€ Don’t forget Mother’s Day 3rd April Book early!

Choice of 3 meats (or comb. of 2 meats)

1pm - 6.30pm (last orders) 3 courses only 10€ Please call for more information:

665 070 281 618 496 269

Available for private functions, Birthdays, etc. with special menus or meals of your choice

To Puente don Manuel


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Book Review ZIGZAG - ‘Flashbacks of a Painter’ written by local artist Gym Halama.. From the early beginnings of an upbringing in London’s Sloane Square back in the fifties, through to the more recent years and the Spanish connection, Gym takes the reader on a twisting, turning whistlestop tour of times, places and people that you cannot help but let catch your imagination. From Moscow to Marbella, from Burma to Beverly Hills, Gym’s curious escapades and at times even curiouser companions totally compell the reader to keep on turning the pages. This rollercoaster of random memoirs bounces the reader between the years and places in a zig-

zag like fashion, yet interlinking to give the reader the full story. Comprising of fifty short stories accompanied with fifty of Gyms’ very own paintings, beautifully presented in colour, each painting represents a link to each story and makes a visual feast for the eyes as well as the imagination. Gyms’ eventful life stories, take us through the hard times of a struggling painter trying to survive, through to sometimes exotic and adventurous yet often amusing tales of a thoroughly interesting life story. ZigZag. Flashbacks of  a Painter is available to buy on or you can pick up a copy from the Camel Stop: C/ Carniceria, 31, Chite, Lecrin Valley.


RE ST SE U AU o A h R k I B A R AR ANT E E T T S FE CA Specialities in Lamb, Spare Ribs & Steaks

“German Specials” Pork Knuckle with Sauer Kraut - 10€ Crispy Duck with all the trimmings - only 12.50€ Wild Boar Goulasch - only 11€ Home made food available for Take Away (vacuum packed on the premises)

Private functions catered for with Special Menus Open 9am - 11pm (closed Tuesdays) Nr. Centro International 72, Bajo, Algarrobo Costa (opp. large swimming pool)

Tel: 952 555 402

Vanessa´s Traditional Sunday Lunch to share Chicken, Pork or Beef Always very popular so book early! 3 courses from 20€ per couple

The Lemon Tree “El Limonero” Lounge Bar

Light Bites & Specials served every evening Open Thursdays & Fridays from 6pm

Now Open from 1pm Saturdays & Sundays A GREAT PLACE TO BE!

1st Saturday of the month - Table top sale 10am til 3pm. Food available. Next one on 5th March. Why not pop in or call for table space? Every Thursday evening - Come on you Boffins!! Join our Fun Quiz with Cash Prizes Thursday 17th March - Come and join us for St. Patrick’s Day!!!! Friday 1st April - Fool’s Party!! (this is no joke) Live Music with ‘Mr. Sister’. Fancy Dress Party with prizes for the best dressed fools Mother’s Day 3rd April - Book Early for Traditional Roast Dinner! Private functions catered for Calle Vienteocho de Febrero Riogordo

(Turn right and right again at the Painted Star on the road)

Por informacion:

Call: 620 3535 94

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Physiotherapy on the Costa UK qualified and chartered. Spanish Registered Physiotherapist, Col No. 2066

Sanne H. Mortensen Neck and low back pain, soft tissue lesions, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, respiratory conditions, muscle imbalance, joint and muscle pains. Electrotherapy, manual therapy, joint and soft tissue mobilisations, exercise therapy, kinesio-taping, postural corrections, etc.

El Morche/Torrox area

626 152 756

B uilding S ervices and P lumbing From a tap washer to heating, home renovations and extensions Our team of 3 are fully qualified and have many years experience. All areas considered For a no obligation quote, please call:

650 003 029

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DEhUMiDiFiEr Releases 600ml per day

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Samar noodles 40cts. – now that is mad! Also offering 10% off all cheeses. WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE VISITS BY JEAN SAMPSON WERE A COMPLETE SUCCESS.


the Parcel Force to be reckoned with

Sending or Collecting items from UK or Europe

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Friday Market Chiringuito Antonio Puente Don Manuel Every Friday 10am - 1.30pm Over 30 stalls to choose from and growing!! ONLy 1.50€ a PitCh!!! NEw!! NEw!! NEw!! Now inviting rastro and Car Booters Bacon roll (with English Bacon) and a Coffee is only 2.50€ if you have something interesting to sell and would like to join us at the market as a stall holder then just turn up on the day by 9am see you there!!!

Paseo Maritimo (in front of children`s play park) torrox Costa Open every day at noon reservations on: 622 627 715 or 633 487 555 sOL y LUNa tOrrOX (Petr krulis) Relaxed bar with comfortable sofas and chilled atmosphere Czech Beer and Czech speciality dishes !NEW! Menu for kids Happy Hour every day (half price on all drinks) as soon as the Sun sets! New pool table Football: All top Premier League Games, FA CUP, Champions League, UEFA Cup, Spanish League, International games. (list of games every week on Facebook) Jukebox with 60,000 songs Exotic Cocktails Live Music Fireshows Fiestas & Parties

Programme of Events - March


3rd - 9th - Carnival 11th - Ladies night with Striptease & Music Large Party Cocktail 16€ 12th - Men’s night with Striptease, (enough for everyone) Music & something more 50% discount 13th - Day of (see details on facebook) with this 17th - St. Patrick’s Day with Live Music & Beer Tasting 19th - Full Moon Party - From Dusk ‘til Dawn coupon Live Music & Fire Show 26th - Fiesta of Summer - In the early hours of Saturday night between 2am & 3am Code 231164 FREE drinks & Live Music


we are looking for a name for our new beer brewed in the Czech republic. the beer is a lager with 4.8% aBV and with a very gentle bitterness. Drop suggestions at the bar and wiN €200!!


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Psychic Medium Energy Healer

One sunny morning I went to the beach to still my mind, when I suddenly found myself feeling distracted. I felt something racing within me, almost like I had to do something, but I didn’t have a clue what! I looking around and my eyes fixed on the Buddhist temple, on the mountain of Benalmadena. It looked so beautiful and I stared at it for some time, which stalled any attempts to meditate. I decided to call it a day so I set off up the mountain road to Mijas Pueblo. Along the way I accidentally took a wrong turning, but I knew I could turn around at the next roundabout. A few moments later I’d slipped into alpha mode and I travelled past the roundabout, heading towards Benalmadena Pueblo. By this time I’d grown slightly cross with myself and I found myself saying, “What’s wrong with you today Mark?!” Suddenly I noticed the gold top of the Buddhist temple – I was heading straight for it. I decided to turn around at the roundabout by the temple, when I noticed hundreds of cars and the closer I got to the temple, the more people and cars I saw. I wondered what was happening, so I wound my window down and asked a man in Buddhist robes. He replied, “Today, my brother, is a very special day. Today there are four Buddhas – lamas – giving initiations. “When does it start?” I asked. He smiled and replied, “Just park on the left. It begins in five minutes.” So I parked my car and I walked straight up to the lamas until I was right in front of them without pushing in. As if by magic the universe led me there, at this divine moment, to be initiated by four of the wisest living lamas. I received the blessing and went on my way with a sense of both joy and shock. This story illustrates that the universe is a truly magical place, which pulls people together in divine moments. This was just one of those moments… See advert opposite

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: we are on the torrox - Competa road, 100m from Pavo real

Amazing Prices Given for Gold! If you have not worn or used your jewellery within the last 12 months, the chances are you won't wear it again. Why not cash it in and treat yourself to something you would really use. These gold prices won't be this high for ever. Just bring your jewellery or valuables along to one of the venues listed below and all will be appraised by our expert staff. No item too small.

Who knows - you may be sitting on a fortune!!! From This To This Thursday 10th March

Bar Olas (Burriana Beach) - 3pm - 5pm The Codfather (Nerja) - 6pm - 7.30pm

Friday 11th March

Friday Market (Chiringuito Antonio - Venta Baja) 11am - 1pm Bar Atila (Puente don Manuel) - 3pm - 5pm Harlekin (Torrox Costa) - 5.30pm - 7pm

Saturday 12th March

El Faro (Almuñecar) - 12pm - 2pm Danny’s Bar (Almuñecar) - 2pm - 3pm Los Amigos (Torrox Park) - 4pm - 5pm Sands & C (Torrox Costa) - 5.30pm - 7pm

For a more discreet service we are happy to do home visits. Just email me to arrange: Don't delay - these prices are at a record high and we don't know how long for!


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Funny Thoughts Ponder on these.... Are female moths called myths? Do steam rollers really roll steam?

Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift? Do clowns wear really big socks?

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

Do crematoriums give discounts to burn victims?

Are part-time band leaders semi-conductors?

Do files get embarrassed when they get unzipped?

Can a stupid person be a smart-ass? Are you breaking the law if you drive past those road signs that say "Do Not Pass"? Are you telling the truth if you lie in bed? Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawnshop? Can you get cavities in your dentures if you use too much artificial sweetener?

Do fish get thirsty? Do hummingbirds hum because they don't know the words? Do people in Australia call the rest of the world 'up over'? Do pilots take crash-courses? Are there a lot of virgins in the Virgin Islands?

Do blind Eskimos have seeing-eye sled dogs?

Do witches run spell checkers?

Do boxer shorts box?

Does a man-eating shark eat women, too?

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March tip If you still haven´t sprayed pine trees to kill the Caterpillars, there is still time. Also hard pruning in bushes. Think ahead! Have an automatic irrigation system to save water time and money.

We offer garden design and general maintenance including: Automatic Irrigation Systems Drainage, Pest Control Garden and Pool Maintenance Pergolas, Printed Concrete


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Almayate is situated close to the much larger town of Torre del Mar. It has three different areas, Almayate Baja which is on the beach, hidden from view by sugar cane, amongst which can be found bars and restaurants. Here you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Jamaica or some shanty town except the sand is grey! The inhabitants are artistic and slightly eccentric as can be seen by their monuments and rock paintings. There is even a bonsai nursery hidden away behind one of the bars! For beach lovers there are two campsites one of which is for naturists who can be seen strolling naked along the shore, soaking up the rays. Their chiringuito is for naturists only and if you arrive there with clothes on you will be asked to leave, textiles are not allowed and if you persist in walking on their part of the beach with anything on except your birthday suit you will be greeted with slow hand clapping until you leave! But don´t worry, if you

are a textile there are plenty of other beaches and chiringuitos where everyone will be happy to see you comfortably dressed in a bikini or shorts. Almayate Pueblo is on the other side of the coast road and here you can find restaurants, banks, shops and a school. There are huge craggy rocks above which tower one of the few remaining Osborne Bulls who can be seen from miles away. The main focal point of interest in the town is the 16th century church of Santa Ana with its attractive bells. Almayate was the main farming area in the Vélez-Málaga area during the Nasrid period where the most common agricultural system was irrigated crops. It was the only village that was granted a privilege for settling less than a league away from the coast after the conquest of the Catholic Monarchs, so it became known as the Seguro de Almayate. Higher up and across the motorway is Almayate Alto where there are many farmhouses and new villas with spectacular views of the coast.

Property Of The Month AS2376 Almayate 250,000€ 250,000€

Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom end of terrace property with garage, front terrace, roof terrace with swimming pool and sea views, situated in a small Hamlet just 5 mins from the coast and a couple of mins from Almayate with all its facilities. The property is approached via a good dirt track and comprises covered front terrace, lounge with log effect gas fire, ceiling fan, telephone, kitchen/breakfast room with ceiling fan, arch to bedroom 1, shower room 1, dining room, utility area, stairs to bedrooms 2 and 3 both with air conditioning, one with ceiling fan, shower room 2, L-shaped roof terrace with sink and barbeque, sea views and a 7 x 3 metre swimming pool.

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AS2443 Viñuela 225,000€ 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with pool and mountain views

AS2444 Vélez-Málaga 185,000€ 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with roof terrace and sea views

AS2445 Iznate 220,000€

AS2446 Trapiche 320,000€ 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with pool, garage and mountain views

AS2442 Alcaucín 390,000€ 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with pool and mountain views

AS2441 Venta Baja 250,000€ 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with garden, jacuzzi and mountain views

2 bedroom detached villa with pool and mountain views


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We have now been Screening the Costas and Inland for 9 years We manufacture all types of screens, any shape, any colour Magnetic - Aluminium Sliders Roller Screens - American Swing Doors and Patio/Balcony Enclosures ALUMINIUM - U.P.V.C WINDOWS, DOORS & CONSERVATORIES w w w

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Fully Fitted by our own Craftsmen

Tel/Fax: 952 446 887 / 690 296 952

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g.D.P. Per Capita - $995 s t, i l total area - 676,552 sq km A -Z a rld d by all o National sport - Football w le e st the ru mo fac nd ar, is es al n the ions. u infamous for - Human rights. m ss ri ct r ro ou Myan ppre powe d san n i u interesting Facts - Burma is the largest nation 28 n as h s lute n an ber now whic abso natio of mainland Southeast Asia. m Nu lso k junta elds dem a ry i n Independence from Britain in 1948 was fold w l co ita mil nt an tiona lowed by isolationism and socialism. Military Burma e a s governments have ruled Myanmar since 1962 dis intern and have been accused of corruption, heroin of Population - 50.5 million trafficking, and human rights violations - inLanguage - Burmese cluding forcible relocation of civilians and use of forced labour. Located - SE Asia Capital - Nay Pyi Taw Currency - Kyat religion - Buddhism Main Exports - Teak, Pulses Literacy rate - Unknown Life Expectancy - 65 years

In 1988 military forces killed more than a thousand pro-democracy demonstrators. In 1990 national elections were held for parliament, but the military refused to recognise the results. Burma is very rich in natural resources like petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, some marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas and hydropower.

Bar Granada Free Wi Fi

Superb Front Line Views Sky Sports & ESPN Karaoke on Saturday Nights Draught Strongbow!!

Fish and Chips with Chip Shop curry sauce


Food Served Daily inc. All Day English Breakfasts & Vegetarian options

tel: 651 444 872

Algarrobo costa

(closed thursdays)

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Body-Tec - Hot Stone Massage

What could be a nicer treat at this time of year than a hot stone massage? what is hot stone massage? Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy in which flat, smooth, heated stones are placed on key pressure points of the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and manually use them to work certain areas of the body. how does hot stone massage work? The hot stones used in hot stone massage are typically made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron and able to retain heat. The stones are immersed in water in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. They may be placed on specific points of the back, in the palms of the hands or between the toes. Some massage therapists will place stones on certain areas thought to be energy centres, attempting to rebalance the body and mind. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles and allows the therapist to apply deep or light pressure depending on your preference—both are effective! The warmth of the hot stones also helps to improve circulation and calms the nervous system. why do people get hot stone massage? Many people find the warmth of the hot stones to be both comforting and relaxing. Hot stone massage is ideal for people who have poor circulation, muscle tension, or for those who prefer a lighter form of massage. The calming effect of the heat enables the therapist to work the muscles without applying deep pressure. People also get hot stone massage to help a variety of health conditions: Back pain and aches - Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain Stress, anxiety and tension - Insomnia & Depression

tel: 620 566 402

What can I expect during my hot stone massage? The massage therapist often begins by applying oil to the body, which allows the hot stones to glide smoothly along the muscles. The massage therapist can place the stones on your back. After the hot stones have relaxed the muscles, the massage therapist may remove them and use his or her hands to directly massage the skin.The hot stones may then be placed back on to the body and left for a short period of time.You will be asked to turn over onto your back. The massage therapist may place small hot stones between your toes or in the palms of your hands. He or she will then repeat the sequence.


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Sweet Potato Burritos

Now that I’m a vegetarian, I’m constantly scouring the internet for tasty meat-free recipes. I recently came across these gems and boy did they taste good… I relished every single bite! Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups canned kidney beans, drained 2 cups water 3 tablespoons chilli powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 4 teaspoons prepared mustard 1 pinch cayenne pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons soy sauce 4 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Heat oil in a medium skillet, and saute onion and garlic until soft. Stir in beans, and mash. Gradually stir in water, and heat until warm. Remove from heat, and stir in the chilli powder, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper and soy sauce. 3. Divide bean mixture and mashed sweet potatoes evenly between the warm flour tortillas. Top with cheese. Fold up tortillas burrito style, and place on a baking sheet. 4. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, and serve. Delicious!

the home Cooking Co.

Don't go out - we'll come to you Fed up with restaurant food and prices?...the drive home? ...always feel rushed? why not let us prepare and serve you, your personal planned menu in the comfort of your own home. a fabulous evening or lunch to celebrate something special or just simply for the fun of it! if you are on holiday we are happy to provide our service.

tempted? Phone now or e-mail for personal attention:

952 54 56 35

Richard or Camelia

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

Call: 665 827 341


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Film iew Revereafter H

Hereafter is like watching three separate movies. Each of the main characters has their own story before their paths cross. Matt Damon is the main character, who plays George. Being psychic has caused him nothing but problems, and his own brother exploits him. His powers even get in the way of a relationship with a woman he likes. George’s obsession with Charles Dickens is adorable; he lights up like a child on Christmas when the subject is brought up. It’s also a little sad because his obsession seems to be the only


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pleasant thing he has in his life. George is conflicted as well; being psychic causes him pain, but it also hurts him to not help people. Cecile De France plays Marie LeLay and hers is the story that links everyone together. Marie comes back from the dead after her wannabe rescuers give up on her. The hereafter haunts her, and she wants to get her story out to the world, but she is met with a lot of resistance. Twins Frankie and George McLaren seem to both be credited with being twins Marcus and Jason. Marcus, who was always quiet to begin with, is completely devastated after Jason dies. The characters finally do meet by pure accident; inexplicably drawn together… Star Rating ***/***** (average!) REPAIRS TO ALL VEHICLES INCLUDING 4 X 4s & LIGHT COMMERCIALS -----qUICK SERVICE FOR OIL, BRAKES & CLUTCHES -----FULL DIAGNOSTIC CHECK - 40€ -----PRE ITV (MOT) AND PRESENT CAR FOR ITV -----COLLECTION & DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE -----TYRE FITTING AND BALANCING -----RECONDITIONING OF ENGINES & GEARBOXES -----CAR & VAN HIRE -----VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION UK-SPAIN-UK

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Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00am - Midnight Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 01.00am


Standard - Bacon, Sausage, Egg, Mushrooms, Toast with butter & marmalade, Juice or Tea/Coffee - 4.90€ Special - All the above plus Black pudding & Juice & Tea/Coffee - 6.90€

Breakfasts=Tapas =Menus =Lunches=Drinks =Ice Cream=Dinner

NON STOP KITCHEN For Information & Reservations:

952 965 286 Avda. del Faro 23, Edf. Los Angeles, Torre del Mar (opposite The Lighthouse)

Do You Have Money Sitting In A Pension Fund or SIPPS That You Can’t Touch? Then Why Not Convert Your Stagnant Savings Into Income For Life?! The English Government has recently changed the law on SIPPS investments and private pensions. Under the new law investors can access their money to invest into commercial propert y operated under English law, such as propert y in the Caribbean.

Buy a 5 star luxury apartment or villa in St Lucia, St Vincents, Barbados or the Dominican Republic and increase your current pension fund income by 50% PLUS take advantage of capital appreciation at 35% per annum. Turn £50,000 into £130,000 within just 4-5 years and receive a rental income at the same time. You can also invest with cash, or via a mortgage whereby your monthly installments are paid for you!

If you’re interested in attending a seminar near you, or if you’d like to talk to an investment expert, call 610 976 284 or email

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Glasgow Boys Join Ferrari

Divorce v Murder

The Ferrari F1 team fired their entire pit crew yesterday. This announcement followed Ferrari's decision to take advantage of the British government's 'Work for your Dole' scheme and employ some Glaswegian youngsters. The decision to hire them was brought about by a recent documentary on how unemployed youths from Castlemilk were able to remove a set of wheels in less than 6 seconds without proper equipment, whereas Ferrari's existing crew could only do it in 8 seconds with millions of pounds worth of high tech equipment. It was thought to be an excellent, bold move by the Ferrari management team as most races are won and lost in the pits, giving Ferrari an advantage over every other team. However, Ferrari got more than they bargained for! At the crew's first practice session, not only was the Glasgow pit crew able to change all four wheels in under 6 seconds but, within 12 seconds, they had re-sprayed, re-badged and sold the car to the McLaren team for 8 cases of Stella, a bag of weed and some photos of Lewis Hamilton's bird in the shower.

A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes. "I would like to buy some cyanide." she asked The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?" The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband." The pharmacist's eyes got big and he explained, "Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband, that's against the law. I'll lose my license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!" The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife. The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, "Oh, you didn't tell me you had a prescription."

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Cats v Dogs A doggy or a moggy? Donna Gee takes a humorous look at the benefits and brickbats of ownership of a dog or cat

yourself for five minutes and you open the door on your return to a mound of doggy dung and a floor awash with a ship-load of urine.

I love cats more than any other animal. They are to me the most mysterious, fascinating and wonderful creatures on earth. And not only can they read your mind, they can also manipulate it to their own advantage.

The yelps when Little Poo is left momentarily on its own are bad enough. But they are nothing to the yelps of human anger that boom into the stratosphere when Mr and Mrs Owner discover what poochie was up to while they were out of the room.

That’s the voice of 40 years of cat ownership speaking. Oh, and I didn’t own any of my moggies – they owned me. From Fluffy to Thatcher, from Geoffrey to Henry and from Lucky to Sooty, I was THEIR pet, not the reverse. If it didn’t suit them to live in my home, they’d have been off like a flash to appoint some other purr soul as honorary daily food-andmilk supplier. ALL IN THE NAME: My cat Geoffrey (Geoffrey Boycat to give him his full name) is a fine cricketer! Some of us are cat people, some dog people and some, like me, care for both. Only we usually have a preference and in my household, moggies have always held the edge. To start with, they allow their owner more independence. If you’re not around for a few days, it doesn’t really matter as long as someone is there to feed them. Leave a dog on its own for two days and you’re not only in serious trouble with the animal authorities, the poor mutt will also have moped itself into a candidate for the canine nuthouse. Then there is the cleanliness issue. Dogs love to pepper their noses with the ghastliest of savouries left for them by their fellow barkers. The browner and smellier the better for Fido and his pals, and the worse for those of us whose shoes squelch the stink into our rugs and carpets when we get home. From my experience, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to house-train a puppy. It will pee and poo to order providing you let it out a minimum of 250 times a day. But pop out

Yet to a dog lover, those Close Encounters of the T*rd Kind are all acceptable in exchange for the pure, uncomplicated love you are guaranteed in return for just being there. Who cares that Fido spends all day rolling in mud, urine, vomit and the faeces of every animal on earth? It only takes a couple of hours to clean him up – and then those luscious licks and doggy hugs make it all worthwhile. Unless, like me, you’re already so browned off by those pooper bloopers that you’ve vowed never to have a dog again. Cats are a complete contrast. House-trained before they’ve ever seen a house, all a kitten needs is a litter tray and it will wee and poo into it ad infinitum. Mind you, removing the hail of stones that hurtle around the house in mini-puss’s attempts to bury the residue with its lethal back feet can take twice as long as clearing up after any untrained puppy. Moggies also need no teaching when it comes to cleaning themselves. And thereby hangs another tale – plus body, head and legs. Before you know it, puss has licked herself bald and is coughing up a two-ton hair ball. You rush her to the vet thinking she’s on her last legs but fear not…they all do it. Unless, like my Molly, the furry one suffers from feline asthma and vomits up nothing but wheeze. If your cat is a Tom, then you have another problem or three. First and worst is his territory spraying, and the pungent, difficult-to-remove smell it creates. Then there’s his sexual appetite, which he’ll inevitably impose on all the local moggettes – accompanied by a cat’s chorus loud enough to drown out a 30-piece orchestra.

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Cats V Dogs (Continued) The solution to that one is simple. Have Tiger Tom snipped in the bud when he’s a few months old and the spraying and s****ing will be a thing of the past. If you have a dog, you will of course need to take it for walks. Unless you are a lazy so and so like one or two of my friends – and end up with a mutt that’s even fatter than its owner. In such instances, at least fatso and her pet won’t need a pooper scooper to clean up the dog mess, though not that many people seem to bother if the pavements in my locality at El Raso are anything to go by. People not clearing up the mess left by their dogs in public places is a big problem everywhere. But here’s a question for you: If you saw a threatening-looking yob’s pit-bull pooing outside your home and he didn’t clean up the mess (the yob, not the pitbull), what would you do? If your answer is ‘nothing’, score a brownie point for honesty. Cat-walking is strictly for models, of course. But

at the end of the day, you’ll shack up with the pet that suits YOU, whether it be a dog, cat, rabbit, kangaroo or a 15-foot crocodile. My 11year-old grandson would happily have the lot – particularly if the croc came with a guarantee to eat his sister. As for me, I’ll stick with my two moggies back home in Guardamar. Even if I was at my wits end hoping they were OK whilst I spent Christmas and the New Year with my family in Manchester. Don’t worry, whilst I was away some good friends were feeding them both – along with three or four strays who have adopted me (and particularly my daily food offerings) over recent months. They all used to be straggly. Now they are verging on obese. But I’d happily take them all with me everywhere I go if only they could speak English. Ps. Question: What do you call a brown Spanish cat? answer – A chocolate gato. By Donna Gee, aka Grumpy Old Gran


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Digital Marketing Lee Manton came to Spain with his family to test the waters and was surprised at how few expat local businesses have embraced digital marketing in comparison to the UK or Germany etc, who now deem it an essential and growing method of getting and keeping customers. Advertising your small business should be the next most important activity next to looking after your customer, particularly when business is slow. Local advertising and word of mouth are the two mainstays of this activity, that is placing advertisements in local magazines, or displaying your business name across your van are good examples of direct marketing and reputation management. Word of mouth is another great generator of new customers for small businesses who unintentionally rely on previous customers to help new prospects find a solution to their needs or problems. With these methods of advertising, in many


cases your customers want to know and find out more about you and your business before they call your phone or visit your premises, or the timeframe changes and they don’t need your services for another month or two. How we can fix this is by sending your prospects online or to another digital platform i.e. mobile phone short codes, where they can discover everything they need to know, so as to help them with their decision to buy and also build a relationship with them for future business. This is called digital marketing and it compliments traditional direct marketing and improves many metrics such as how many people call your phone number, who will visit your store and who they tell as word of mouth. It’s a fact that Yellow Pages ads that have a website address get more new enquiries than ones that don’t. The reason for this is that people want to go to a website before taking the next step before buying, and when this is done right, you have a better chance of getting a new long term customer.

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Brain Of Britain

Digital Marketing isn’t difficult and most PC literate people have the skills to do this themselves if shown in simple steps i.e.

A few actual answers from various quizzes on our TV and radio....

Create a website that will show up in Google for every product or service you have. Put a video of yourself on your website that guarantees a call back. Collect your prospects and customers email and mobile data to send them offers. Make it easy for word of mouth i.e. “I know a good plumber GO TO”. The benefits of embracing digital marketing far out weigh the time it takes to add this essential marketing process to your business. Lee Manton will be showing small businesses how they can do this themselves for very little cost. If the interest is there, just go to to watch a video

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2) Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers'? Contestant: Homosexuals THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2) anne robinson: Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: - Prison, or the Conservative Party? Contestant: The Conservative Party UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC 2) Bamber gascoyne: What was Gandhi's first name? Contestant: Goosey? PAUL WAPPAT (BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE ) Paul wappat: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last? Contestant (long pause): Fourteen days

NER Nerja is renowned for its friendly, efficient local businesses, caring charities and all-round community spirit. It makes sense to support the best of the best, so why not check these out? If your car needs repairing, or you want to have it spray painted, visit Jonathan at artucolor for the best price and service. Artucolour is a general mechanics workshop offering car body repairs and body painting. Come and see Glenn and Carlos at the Big garage. With more than 40 years experience as mechanics, they speak English and Spanish and specialise in Land Rovers and 4 x 4s. They can also give your car a full service. They use genuine Bearmach Land Rover parts and accessories and they're easy to find. As you head down from the motorway, turn right at the new Lidl exit, keep right and you’ll see them straight in front of you. They're open all day, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Come and see us at OLas the only dedicated sports lounge bar in Burriana. We are now showing Premier Sports Channel for Irish and non league football & E.S.P.N for NFL American, German, Italian and Dutch football games to complement the a/d and Sky boxes giving us a masive scope of sports. This month we have a charity vets 7 a side comp on the 5th March, ask in the bar for details, charity fun race night on the weekend of the 12th March and our charity quiz is on Saturday March the 26th 7-30 for 8pm. .

RJA We are taking bookings for our special Mothers Day Dinner on 3rd April, please call us on 952 523 683 or call in to the bar, limited availablity. We are family friendly and offer a menu to suit all, plus we have a wide range of beers a pool table and wifi. Visit ink and Chips on C/Perez. They have all that you need for your PC, such as ink cartridges and peripherals as well as laptop and printer sales. They also offer technical service 365 days a year. redhouse signmakers. Suppliers and designers of all types of signs - shops, pavement boards, estate agency ‘for sale’ boards, vehicle advertising, banner stands and more. New telephone number: 675 091 982. Email Website: Locked yourself out of your house or having lock problems? Call the 24 hour emergency Locksmith. A fully qualified UK C&G Locksmith. Or simply call to book an appointment. if you would like to advertise your business in our Nerja section, prices are only 20€ for a box which includes 4/5 lines of editorial to further promote your business. Please mention the sentinella when responding to adverts. to book space call 664 210 468

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Stella Awards It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'! For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That's right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy. Here are the Stellas for this past year -2010: 7th Place - Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the run-

ning toddler was her own son. Start scratching! 6th Place - Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbour ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbour's hubcaps. 5th Place - Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, who was leaving a house he had just burgled by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish.

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Stella Awards (Continued) 4th Place - Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun. 3rd Place - Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument. 2nd Place - Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid

paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. 1st Place - This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down? $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home. Why didn’t I think of this one !!

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“Times are tough,” “money is short,” “prices are higher.” “I don’t get as much pension as I used to.” These are little phrases that we have all heard over the last few years; either you said them yourself, or you have heard someone else say them. More and more people are looking for ways to raise some cash to ease the day-today burden, or just a bit of pocket money like we all used to enjoy not so long ago. Well here’s another excellent idea that could leave you amazed! If you have not worn or used your jewellery within the last 12 months, the chances are you won't wear it again. So, why not cash it in and treat yourself to something you would really use? Mark at Goldxpert has been visiting the Costas for more than 12 months now and especially in the last six months, The Sentinella has had a number of readers saying how happy they have been with the level of expertise they encountered, and also how surprised they were with the amount of money they received, especially when they thought all they were sitting on had little value. Gold prices have never been so high and won’t last forever, so dig out anything that you don’t use any more and bring it down to one of the venues listed below.

Mark will be back in the area on March 10th, 11th and 12th. Thursday 10th March Bar Olas (Burriana Beach) - 3pm - 5pm the Codfather (Nerja) - 6pm - 7.30pm Friday 11th March Friday Market (Chiringuito Antonio - Venta Baja) - 11am - 1pm Bar atila (Puente don Manuel) - 3pm - 5pm harlekin (Torrox Costa) - 5.30pm - 7pm Saturday 12th March El Faro (Almuñecar) - 12pm - 2pm Danny’s Bar (Almuñecar) - 2pm - 3pm Los amigos (Torrox Park) - 4pm - 5pm sands & C (Torrox Costa) - 5.30pm - 7pm Who knows – you could be sitting on a small fortune!! If you feel that you would like to see Mark for a more discreet service at your home, then just email him at and he will happy to arrange a visit. So get searching and ask yourself “Will I ever wear this again?” If the answer is no, then cash it in – you’ll be glad you did! See main advert on page 71

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BEM idiomas Studying any language is challenging, but I have to start this month’s article by recommending and congratulating BEM idiomas in Velez Malaga, especially my personal tutor, Sandra, for teaching me and giving me the confidence to enable me to have Spanish conversations and make Spanish friends. I have been a long while learning and will no doubt be learning for many years to come until I can happily say I am fluent, but this is because I am by no means the fastest learner in the world and I have done no homework either; I just don’t get time – juggling work and two small children. So if you don’t work, or only work part-time and have no small children, just imagine how much you could learn in four years. Well, I think you would definitely be fluent, because if I have learnt what I have, then there is certainly hope for all of you out there. But you won’t learn unless you book yourself in for some lessons (and I’m certainly not on commission!) So give BEM idiomas a call. Speak to Viviane

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It's that time again...Share'oscope time! First let's take a look at how last month's share, Ortac Resources, are doing so far. They were purchased at 2.40p, but they've since dropped to 1.60p, so that's a rather hefty drop. Perhaps the share of March will perform better. This month Mr Stockmarket has picked Encore Oil. He has purchased 819 shares at 122p each. Tune in next month to see what's going down.. Happy Investing! PLEasE NOtE The investments we make are fictitious. Profits are not guaranteed, so please only invest what you can afford to lose!

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Mind, Body & Spirit A few years ago I met an old friend whom I had lost contact with. Whilst catching up with one another he shared that he had recently suffered a massive heart attack. Since he was always a very health conscious man who had looked after himself (he owned a health-food shop), I was shocked by the news. In response to my questions it emerged that for many years prior to the heart attack, at a certain time of the year, he had suffered intense chest pains over a period of a few days, which had grown progressively stronger until – at the exact same time of year – he eventually had a full-blown heart attack. When I asked him if the specific date had any other significance he thought hard for a while then exclaimed, “My God, that’s when my father died, suddenly, when I was a boy! My family was so devastated and I was so shocked that I never really grieved his death.” At a physical level the heart is the dispenser of life energy, pumping blood around the body, supplying all its cells with the nutrients necessary for them to carry out their tasks and carrying away the waste products of their metabolism. However, at a deeper level it is responsible for mediating another vital fundamental human need; the need for love and the ability to give and receive it. This more emotional function takes on a greater significance when we consider heart attacks – one of the major causes of death and disability in modern times. Personality type is recognised as a major factor in the likelihood of suffering a heart attack. Type A – high stress level, ambitious, driven,

aggressive personalities are at a significantly higher risk than their more laidback, relaxed, sympathetic type B counterparts. However this stereotypical personality classification belies a deeper and more general range of abilities and attitudes in relating not just to Love itself, but to all our emotions. Loss, bereavement and disappointment are life experiences which at some time or another confront us all, and our hearts have been designed and evolved – in our natural state – to cope with. Responding to such emotional blows with an open heart, allowing ourselves to feel the loss or hurt, to grieve, and ultimately to let go and / or forgive keeps us emotionally balanced and healthy. Attempting to protect oneself by closing our heart, denying or holding onto the hurt, refusing to grieve or blaming others, constitutes an attack on our heart and its primary function, to keep us connected to Love. The moment when a person collapses to the ground in agony clutching their chest as their heart stops beating, is actually the final capitulation to an attack on our heart which may have been going on for decades or indeed for most of our lives. As my friend had buried the profound emotional impact of his father’s untimely death, his heart, with extraordinarily precise timing, had delivered successive requests to address it! Richard Waterborn is a professional healer. His work is based on the premise that all illnesses and mental/emotional conditions can be healed from within by identifying the root causes and releasing negative energy at a cellular level. To book a session call: 676 346 402, email: or see his advert below:


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Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market be tween 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call: 685 552 529. Every Tuesday Bar Triana Ctr. Bemamargosa, Triana. Quiz night 8.30p.m. Call: 618 373 316 Every Wednesday Modern Jive Dancing. Restaurante Parquesol, Torrox Costa. 8.30pm. Modern Jive dancing with tuition. Tel: Jacqueline 658 729 274 Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Quiz night from 8.30pm with cash prizes. APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every

month. Call 952 544 362 Every Thursday Fonzies Paul´s Quiz with cash prizes. Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel 952 519 733 Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, 10am - 2pm Puente don Manuel, Acoustic Roots Friday March 11th: El Ancla del Cerilo, Penoncillo Beach, Torrox Costa. Food Available. Tel: 952 967103. Saturday March 19th: St Patrick's night Party at the Alberdini (mostly Irish music). Tel: 952 516294 to book a table. For all Acoustic Roots gigs go to: Ladies Dinner Group - every Friday at La Vaqueria to enjoy an informal meal, good company and interesting conversation. Come and meet new friends from 7pm every week. Contact details on main advert below. The Reel Jiggers Open Barn Dance at El Cruce Restaurante 8.30pm til 11.30pm. For dates please e-mail:

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Dates For The Diary (Continued) CardioDance: Learn to Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle. Dance Classes: Also includes Rumba, Sal Cha & Choreographed Routines Keep Fit Classes with or without weights.Your Heart, Your Life, Your Choice. Almeria-Estepona. Hugh Grant 606086300 Following the highly popular Opera Night last Autumn, the Lux Mundi Music Appreciation Group are holding another. This time we shall be presenting "La Boheme" by Giacomo Puccini. The setting for this lovely opera is nineteenth century Paris. Tickets at 10€ are available at Lux Mundi. There are no dress codes for our Opera Night however our audiences tend to enter into the spirit of the occasion. We had some Ladies arrive as "Carmen", for our last Opera Night,perhaps we´ll have a "Mimi" or "Rodolfo" this time. At all events come along and join us for a special night ! La Vaqueria Arts & Crafts Class meets every Thursday from 11am-1pm. Curry Night. Sat 12th March from 7pm. 4 courses of authentically prepared Indian food for just 9€

Bring your own drinks if you like to help keep this a truly affordable evening. Find us at the top of C/Arroyo Limon, Benamargosa. Tel 952 517 273 or Heather Gail Harmen’s drawing and painting classes. Puente don Manuel every MondayTorre del Mar/Benajarafe every Thursdays and Lake Viñuela every Friday. Call 952 115 366 / 628 306 371 for details. The "El Valle Asociacion" Based around the Lake Vinuela & surrounding areas. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Camping Bar on the side of Lake Vinuela (A356). The club organises events,trips and social functions. For further details and timings check the web site. Costa Traders Event Following the successful inaugural event at the Tamisa Golf Hotel - the next is at The Hotel Balcon de Europa, Nerja on the 3rd March. We are hoping for a strong turnout - so please come along and have a look around. Spaces are still available so please if anyone wants to exhibit go to


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Lux Mundi - Womens World Day Of Prayer Service at Lux Mundi to celebrate women’s world day of prayer

place, some 35 hours later, in neighbouring Western Samoa. By then the day will have been celebrated in over 170 countries.’

On Friday, 4th March at 5.00pm Lux Mundi will be hosting the service to mark the Women’s World Day of Prayer.

Stretching from Peru to Antarctica, the Republic of Chile occupies a long, narrow strip of land 2,640 miles long and 110 miles wide. It is a land of incredible contrasts. It also has the highest incidence of domestic violence in Latin America and most women suffer from discrimination in some form or other. Equal opportunities are being pursued.

This year, the service has been designed by the women of Chile with the title “How Many Loaves Have You?” It is an appropriate theme for bread is eaten at every meal and is very much part of every day life. The women of Chile offer what it means to them as they share this service with us. Jean Hackett, president of the National Committee of the Women’s World Day of Prayer Movement, said: ‘This is always an exciting day as a great wave of prayer sweeps the world, beginning when the first service is held in Tonga and continuing around the world until the final service takes

Although organised and led by women, this is essentially a day of prayer for everybody as we demonstrate our solidarity with our sisters and brothers in other countries and all are welcome to attend. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avenida Moscatel No. 1, Torre Del Mar Tel. 952543334

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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar March Events: We meet every Wed between 12-2pm at the La Vega Rest. next to Mercadona supermarket. All ages welcome-various activities held at the Weekly Meetings. 2nd Weekly Meeting with Cribbage, 9th Weekly Meeting with Beetle Drive, 10th Trip to Gibraltar 10€, 16th Weekly Meeting with Cribbage, 17th Monthly Lunch - Taj Mahal Torrox Costa, 21st Quiz n' Supper Night - Trapiche Restaurant, 23rdWeekly Meeting with Whist Drive, 30th Weekly Meeting. May 10th - 12th Trip to Cordoba & Patios Festival 2 nights 140€ mem/150€ non-mem B&B. Limited availability Bookings 663 658 354 (9am-5pm), Welfare 628 343 198, Membership 617 997 095 Website at Lux Mundi Torre del Mar March Events: 4th World Day of Women's Prayer 5pm, 7th Film Night "Young Victoria", 8th Pancake TuesPancakes at the Centre 1pm, 9th Trip to La Contravieasa to see the Almond Blossom, 17th Trip to Gibraltar, 25th Spring Party - Paella Lunch, 28th Film Night "Angels & Demons", 29th-30th "Guess Who" photo competiton. Every Mon 3pm-5pm German speaking afternoon. Every Tues Music Appreciation Soc. Every Wed 3pm-5pm Art Group - 5:30 Choir Practice. 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 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. Branch Contact is 680491109. Harvey

(please note this is a new number) Welfare Contact is 690 310 951 Dorothy, Social Contact is 636 203 135 Barbara RBL - Los Romanes Branch We are still a branch of the Royal British Legion. We meet every Tuesday from 12.00 noon until 2.00 pm. at The Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. On the first Tuesday of every month we have menu del dia at the restaurant. Please feel free to come and join us any time, you do not have to be a member. For social contact Lorraine on 952510203. For other contact Margaret on 951 167 600. Visit our web site on Come dancing for Cudeca next dance at El Trapiche Restaurant 12th March 7pm for 7.30pm, 10€ to include fish, chicken or vegetarian supper. Usual social dancing mix of ballroom, simple sequence, old time and a couple of scottish reels. Something for everyone even non dancers. All money raised during the raffle will be donated to Cudeca. Funds raised so far for Cuceda's hospice 4,140€. Donations of raffle prizes very welcome. For more information and bookings contact joyce on 61604671 or or mike on 952 510 189 Golfnutz meet every Wednesday at Santa Clara (Otura, Granada) for golf banter, all abilities welcome. Sense of humour essential. So if you need a change in 2011 then give us a call. Call 617 979 640 or caddy master on 858 702 800. March 11th quiz night to raise money for APARIV Animal Protection Society with Prizes, Raffles and Food Available at Los Morenos Restaurant in Rincon de la Victoria 8pm. Call Stephen 952 514 671. Mar 16th at Sands & C in Torrox Costa at 7:30pm. Call 685 909718. Mar 25 at Bar Viva in Torre del Mar 8pm. Call Stephen 952 514 671 Lodge of European Fraternity No. 52. Meet in Maro every 3rd. Thursday during the winter months, and most Mon evenings for L.O.I. Tel for details 678043486 or 608750980

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What’s O n? Dance Time - Spring is in the air and could be in your feet, so join us at El Trapiche Restaurant for our Special Easter Dinner and Dance Saturday 23rd April, 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Tickets 10.50€ Menu choice; Pork Chop, Chicken or Rosada. For reservations contact in English 952 550 497 in German 952 115 717 Lux Mundi Music Appreciation Group meets each Tues from 3.00pm until 5.00pm at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar. The sessions are focused upon a composer or a period of classical music. We listen and enjoy a selection of the works. Call: Keith Hicks, 952 54 33 34 . Lux Mundi Avda. Moscatel,1-"I" (Antigua Casa de la Viña) 29740-Torre del Mar yo Jive Modern Jive Dance Classes have a great new venue in Torrox Costa. Every Tuesday 8.30pm. Modern Jive is easy, fun and a great way of meeting new people. |You dont need a partner come by yourself or bring a friend. Beginners always welcome. Join us Tuesday nights at El Ancla de Cirilo, Calle de Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa on the N-340 between Nerja and Torrox Costa. Dancing is good exercise as well as good social fun! David would like to thank everyone for a great start to the season and welcomes members old and new to join him for lessons every Monday 5pm - 7pm at Trapiche Restaurant. Call David on 952 531 259 / 617 863 193 Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 Pinguinitos Swim School Swimming lessons for all ages. Call Virginia Millington 952 533 236 or 662 463 452 RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm, 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. Call: 952 514 226 or 669 201 927

Trapiche Social Club meet every Wednesday from 12 noon at El Trapiche Restaurant, Social Activities include card games, skittles, dominoes and occasionally free bingo. Everyone is welcome to join us members and visitors. March events: 2nd Social Activities, 9th Social Activities,10th Visit to the Glass Museum and shopping in Malaga, 16th Social Activities and Monthly Lunch, 23rd Social Activities, 30th Social Activities. For bookings visit El Trapiche Wed’s or call 680 768 130. For more information from the publicity office call Gordon Reith 951 239 366 or email The next meeting of the FHT Axarquia Therapists’ Support Group will be held on Wednesday March 30th at 7.30pm when our speaker will be Kritz el Taib. She will be talking about Argan Oil as used in various beauty treatments. Kritz obtains this from the Berber women in Morocco, and will talk about the versatility of this particular oil. All are welcome and further details can be obtained from Jenny Wright: 951 321 613 or 633 759 988 or by email Qi Gong and Tai Chi sessions continue to be held in the area. These gentle exercises work on the whole body and improve balance, health and general wellbeing and Paul Bradley can be contacted on 653 333 733 for further details. Wednesday, 11am – Bar 02, Colmenar, Thursday, 3pm - El Duende, Los Ventorros, near Comares and Friday, 11am – Bar Trapiche, Trapiche, and another class in Rio Gordo at The Lemon Tree. Call Bradley on 653 333 733 Colmenar District Social Club meet on Wednesdays at the Arco de Sol in Colmenar from 12.30, all are welcome. We have quizzes quest speakers and regular trips and events. Contact Marjorie on 951 163 071 Spanish painter opens at Cerezo's Gallery, Canillas de Albaida. Internationally known Spanish painter and muralist Jaime Adan on 19th March opens a solo exhibit of paintings drawn from area private collections. Stefan van Drake - 951 067 703 or 633 456 926


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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 Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sundays Tel: 952 219 396 torre del Mar - Sanysol Residencia, Saturdays 6.00 pm. Tel: 952 219 396 anglican communion. torre del Mar - Services in English - St. Barnabas IERE (Anglican). Holy Communion 11am. 2nd and 4th Sundays. Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. 6pm. Evensong 1st Sunday, all at Lux Mundi Centre, Calle Casa de la Vina,

Local Police : 091 guardia : 062 Fire : 080 two minutes walk from the bus station. Tel: 952-030-461 (Priest) or 952 510 056 (Churchwarden). roman Catholic - torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Church of scotland Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre - Worship every Sunday at 11:30 Tel 952543334 or 687764705 for more information. Evangelical - torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: torrox Park Community Church meet at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox park. more info: Minister J. hartsmith foy, Tel: 952 532 825 or Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Wednesday Fellowship - fortnightly 7pm. Midweek activities - Pilates - Tues midday-1pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Art group Thurs 3-5pm, Charity shop/books Fri 10-2pm, Camera club 1st Fri of month 2.30-5pm. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 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




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


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Hey Diddle Riddle For those of you that had fun trying to guess the answers to the riddles last month... you either talked yourself into thinking they were the correct answers or you realised they were wrong! Well yes they were wrong!!!

1. What is dramma giocoso? 2. What colour is fulvous? 3. What is a honey creeper?

So here are last months riddles again with the correct answers :)

4. What does in vitro mean? 5. In Australia what is a jumbuck? 6. What does a konimeter measure? 7. Where does Limburger cheese come from? 8. What is malacology the study of? 9. What shape jewel is a navette? 10. What is nescience? 11. Obstetrics is the study of what? 12. What fruit is a red streak?

1) I can sizzle like bacon, I am made with an egg, I have plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg, I peel layers like onions, but still remain whole, I can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole, What am I? 2) I travel all over the world, but always stay in the corner. What am I? 3) This thing has 7 letters, It is greater than god, More evil than the devil, Poor people have it, Rich people need it, And if you eat or drink it, you will die. What is it?

4. I come in different shapes and sizes. Part of me are curves, others are straight. You can put me anywhere you like, but there is only one right place for me. What am I? Answers on page 121

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Puzzle P ages

Crossword Two sets of clues but the same answer across

Cryptic Clues

1 English county in real trouble accepts money (10) 8 Poor gangway hides musical instrument (5) 9 Inept, a graduate? True, curiously (7) 10 Seed capsule beside a road obstruction (7) 11 Inexperienced? No, guy's trained (5) 12 Unusual hot claret and pudding (9) 15 Lighting providing fifty amperes (5) 17 Love varieties of fruit (7) 19 Mockery of seating arrangement (7) 20 Cream trailer containing gold (5) 21 Troublesome terns eat in harbours (10)

Down 2 Changeling hides divine messenger (5) 3 Able to say goodbye to choral work (7) 4 Person gossiping could be grandma's clone! (13) 5 Laity disrupted the country (5) 6 Carry out top manager after four leave (7) 7 Thick mist surrounds river creature (4) 8 Rob's craftily making eyes (4) 12 Russian fellow writes 窶話roken arm' in secret language (7) 13 Artisan upset old foreign royal (7) 14 Notice clairvoyance has unhappy ending (4) 15 Instrument to steal from the sound of it (4) 16 Holy person sat in trash (5) 18 Sound of complaint developed aurally (5)


Quick Clues

1 County south of Cumbria (10) 8 Church instrument (5) 9 Non-professional (7) 10 Short pillar in the road (7) 11 Not old (5) 12 Ms Brontテォ, author of Jane Eyre (9) 15 Street lights (5)

17 Citrus fruit (7) 19 Taunting (7) 20 Cream (5) 21 Receives as a guest (10)

Down 2 Divine messenger (5) 3 Choral composition (7) 4 Person gossiping (13) 5 Milan's country (5) 6 Carry out (7) 7 Amphibious creature (4) 8 Spheres (4) 12 Fellow socialist (7) 13 Old Russian empress (7) 14 Notice (4) 15 Minstrel's instrument (4) 16 Holy person (5) 18 Sound of pain (5)


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:) a h a h Jokes Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar. After a while, one guy looks at the other and says, 'Ere my ansum you sound like you do come from Cornwall?' The other guy responds proudly, 'Yes I do my luvver, Cornish and proud of it!' The first guy says, 'Well oggee, oggee, oggee! So am I! A proud man of Cornwall meself. And where about from Cornwall do ee come from?' The other guy answers, 'I'm from Camborne, I am.' The first guy responds, 'So be I!' 'Oh my Gar! And where abouts did you live then?' The other guy says, 'Twas rare yo, ansum place, called Dolcoath Avenue' The first guy says, 'Well I'll be blawed! Tes a small world. Me too yo! Me too! And what school did ee go to then?' The other guy answers, 'Well now, I went to Camborne school, of course.' The first guy gets really excited and says, 'Well, bless my soul! And I did! So when did you leave'? The other guy answers, 'Well, now, let's see. I left in 1964, went to work at Holmans.' The first guy exclaims, 'Would you b'lieve that! Fancy us being in the same bar tonight! Can you believe it? I left Camborne school in 1964 an went to work at Holman's too!' About this time, Demelza walks into the bar, sits down and orders a beer. Brian, the bartender, walks over to Demelza, shaking his head and mutters, 'It's going to be a long night tonight.' Demelza asks, 'Why do you say that, Brian'? 'The Trelawney twins are pissed again.' ------------------------------------------------------------A dog owner, whose dog was a bitch and 'in season', agreed to look after and house her neighbours’ male dog while they were away on holiday. She had a large house and believed

that she could keep them apart but as she was drifting off to sleep one night she heard awful howling and moaning sounds. She rushed downstairs and found the dogs locked together, in distress and as so frequently happens when dogs mate, unable to disengage. Unable to separate them and perplexed as to what to do next, although it was late, she called the vet, who answered in a very grumpy voice. Having explained the problem to him, the vet said, "Hang up the phone and place it down alongside the dogs. I will then call you back and the noise of the ringing will make the male lose his erection and he will be able to withdraw". "Do you think that will work?" she asked "Well it just bloody worked for me" he replied. ------------------------------------------------------------A lady midget goes to the doctor, she says “Please help me i've a terrible tickling on my front bottom.” So the doctor picks her up and stands her on his couch and lifts up her skirt. The midget then hears him snipping, the doctor then lifts the midget off his couch and asks “Is that any better?” “Well it's not as bad but there's still a slight tickling.” So the doctor picked her up stood her on the couch and proceeded to lift her skirt and again the midget heard a snipping sound. Finally the doctor lifted her off his couch and once again asked “Is that any better?” To which the midget replied “Wow yes there's no more tickling what did you do?” “I trimmed the fur off your Ugg boots” he replied ------------------------------------------------------------Paddy goes to the vet with his goldfish. "I think it's got epilepsy" he tells the vet. Vet takes a look and says "It seems calm enough to me". Paddy says, "I haven't taken it out of the bowl yet”.

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Jokes h a h a :) Something for everyone! A history teacher asks a class full of kids 'What was Churchill famous for?’ A kid at the back shouts out 'He was the last white man to be called Winston!' ------------------------------------------------------------Did you hear about the look-a-like competition in China? - Everybody won. ------------------------------------------------------------What's the ideal weight for a mother-in-law? About 2.3 pounds including the urn. ------------------------------------------------------------In a pub quiz the other day I lost by one point. The question was where do women mostly have curly hair? Apparently, it's Africa ------------------------------------------------------------I parked in a disabled space today and a traffic warden shouted to me... 'Oi, what's your disability?' I said 'Tourettes! Now fffff*** off!' ------------------------------------------------------------A man is in a queue at Tesco and sees this busty blonde staring at him. He can't believe she is staring at him, then she starts waving. 'Excuse me do I know you?' he asks. 'Yes, I think you are the father of one of my kids' she says. The man thinks back and remembers his one act of infidelity and says 'Are you the bird I slept with on my stag night, whilst your mate whipped me and your other mate stuck a brush up my bum?' 'No' she replies 'I'm your son's English teacher!' ------------------------------------------------------------What's the difference between Harold Shipman and Tony Blair? Shipman actually did something about NHS waiting lists. ------------------------------------------------------------A bride on her wedding night says to her husband 'I must confess darling, I was a hooker!'. He says 'That's all right, dear. Your past is your past, but I must admit that I find it quite erotic. Tell me about it'. She replies 'Well, my name was Nigel, and I played for Wigan!'. -------------------------------------------------------------

A man says to his wife 'tell me something that will make me happy and sad at the same time'. His wife replies, 'You've got a bigger willy than your brother.' ------------------------------------------------------------When I got divorced, my wife said she would fight for custody of the kids. Took her out with one punch. ------------------------------------------------------------A woman brings eight-year-old Johnny home and tells his mother that he was caught playing doctors and nurses with Mary, her eight-yearold daughter. Johnny's mother says, "Let's not be too harsh on them.... they are bound to be curious about sex at that age.." "Curious about sex?" replies Mary's mother. "He's taken her appendix out!" ------------------------------------------------------------I just saw that Harry Potter film. A bit unrealistic if you ask me. I mean, a ginger kid, with two friends? ------------------------------------------------------------A family are driving behind a rubbish truck when a vibrator flies out and thumps against the windscreen. Embarrassed and to spare her young son's innocence, the mother turns around and says, "Don't worry, that was an insect." To which her son replies, "I'm surprised it could get off the ground with a willy like that." ------------------------------------------------------------Did you hear about the fat, alcoholic transvestite? All he wanted to do was eat, drink and be Mary. ------------------------------------------------------------I got invited to a party and was told to dress to kill. Apparently a turban, beard and a backpack wasn’t what they had in mind. ------------------------------------------------------------Paddy says to Mick, “Christmas is on Friday this year”. Mick said, “Let’s hope it’s not the 13th then.” ------------------------------------------------------------After years of research, scientists have discovered what makes women happy. Nothing!


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s n g i S r Sta Everyone’s fave astrologer Ms Mystic Mag zooms us into fifth gear with her readings for the month of March. Capricorn – Your inability to listen to good advice will let you down big time this month. For once in your life take off your arrogance hat and listen to those that know better. Lucky sign – Dried apricots Aquarius – Time will tell. Lucky sign – a Grandfather clock Pisces – Perhaps you feel stuck in a miserable old rut right now? Well it’s not surprising really. You do insist on leading the same old boring life month after month, year after year. Yawwwwn! Lucky sign – A change (even if it’s just your clothes to begin with – start small and all that) Aries – Heavens forbid, you are turning into your mother! She’ll be happy but will your other half? Lucky sign – Pickle Taurus – At times you are red, at others you are grey, but right now, in March 2011, you are feeling pretty blue, which is a mighty great shame. Lucky sign – Comedies Gemini – Indulge this month in your favourite pizza and perhaps even muster the courage to try a brand new topping. Wash it down with buckets of ice cream and other naughty treats. Life really is for living this month and you are gonna show everyone how it’s really done. Lucky sign – A loo

Cancer – Money worries continue to occupy your mind as you watch your savings plummet. Jobs are hard to come by too and you are feeling rather like a wet flannel. Lucky sign – A dry towel Leo – A new wardrobe is but a shop away. This month you possess the natural talent to discover stylish new clobber that usually passes your eye. Hey Miss Trend Setter! Lucky sign – Sales Virgo – Love casts its golden net over a sorry shadow, at a time when you least expect it. This time the love you discover is much sweeter, kinder and softer than any you have ever experienced before. Yes, this will be the lasting type. Lucky sign – Happiness Libra – Certain friends, who have shown signs of small cracks before, will now split into deep holes. In other words you are going to shed a few friends this month, but never mind. Out with the old and in with the new! Lucky sign – Circles Scorpio – Lah le la de dah la lea…..You are feeling mightily happy and sprightly, so you will want to sing a lot. Lucky sign – Stars in Their Eyes Sagittarius – Do not get on any kind of sea vessel this month as it is destined to sink. Lucky sign – Dry land And if it’s your birthday this month..... Celebrate with a vino in front of the fire - brrrrr!

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the top ten airlines with the most aircraft... 1. American Airlines 616 planes 2. Southwest Airlines 539 planes 3. Delta Airlines 457 planes 4. United Airlines 407 planes 5. Continental Airlines 380 planes 6. US Airways 361 planes 7. Lufthansa 344 planes


the top ten most watched world Cups and average attendances... 1. USA 1994 68,991 2. Brazil 1950 60,773 3. Germany 2006 52,384 4. Mexico 1970 52,311 5. England 1966 50,458 6. Italy 1990 48,411 7. West Germany 1974 46,684 8. Mexico 1986 46,297 9. France 1998 43,517 10. Argentina 1978 42,374

8. Northwest Airlines 336 planes 9. Air Canada 334 planes 10. China Southern Airlines 299 planes get Quizical answers 1. Comic Opera, 2. Dull, yellow, tawny, 3. Bird, 4. In glass, 5. Sheep, 6. Dust in the air, 7. Belgium (Limburg), 8. Molluscs, 9. Pointed oval, 10. Ignorance, 11. Midwifery, 12. An apple. riddle Diddle answers 1. A snake, 2. A stamp, 3. Nothing , 4. A jigsaw puzzle piece. Dementia Quiz answers 1. If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are in second place! 2. If you answered that you are second to last, then you are.....wrong again. Tell me sunshine,how can you overtake the last person? 3. Did you get 5000? The correct answer is actually 4100... If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator! Today is definitely not your day, is it? 4. Did you answer nunu? No! Of course it isn't. Her name is Mary! Read the question again! 5. It's really very simple he opens his mouth and asks for it... Does your employer actually pay you to think?? If so, do not let them see your answers for this test!


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tOrrEViEJa (ViLLa MartiN), 1 Bed apartment for sale. Sleeps 4, new UPVC windows with kitchen appliances on nice complex with pools. Sold as seen, £55,000 O.N.O. Call Mick on 0044 7770972725 email: or call Carmen 662 378 911 or email for more information. FOr saLE 1 BED aPartMENt on San Juan Capistrano, Nerja. Larger than average. Fully furnished. WAS 139,950 NOW 90,000€ Call: 6000 47435 FOr rENt iN riOgOrDO Charming townhouse, 3 bed, fully furnished, kitchen/diner, lounge with log burner, Sat TV, telephone, terrace, parking, 2 mins to centre. €350 pcm Tell 606 734 012 tOwNhOUsE FOr saLE Charming townhouse in Riogordo. 3 bed, lounge with log burner, fitted kitchen/diner, terrace, parking. Reduced to €119,000. Tel 606 734 012 2/3 BEDrOOM hOUsE tO LEt in Benamargosa. Available for long or short term lets from 300€ pcm. Also holiday lets from 200€ per week. 2 mins to supermarket, bars and swimming pool. Call: 636 117 210 FOr saLE FULLy rEFOrMED ViLLagE hOUsE. 2 bedrooms. 1 hour Malaga airport. Courtyard. Terrace. New furniture, plasma TV, white goods. Reduced by 10.000€. Now 79.000€. Tel 675 070 896. sayaLONga hOUsE for long term rental. Lovely house with one double bedroom, small sitting room, shower room and kitchen and terrace. 300€ pcm plus bills.Tel: 605 598 959 waNtED LONg tErM hOUsE let/house sit in the Torrox/Nerja/Frigiliana area. Minimum 2 bedrooms. Must have telephone/internet, TV and garage or secure storage for working couple, non-smoking, courteous and trustworthy. Maximum €500 per month. References available on request. Tel: 0044 1908 604905 E-mail:

ssaNgyONg MUssO sPOrts PiCkUP 6 years old, 2.9 TDI Mercedes engine, Sp. reg LHD, one careful lady owner, fsh with receipts ex. condition throughout 83,000kms (51,000 miles) 9000€ O.N.O

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Items For Sale BisONtE" wOODBUrNiNg stOVE with fan 56cm high, 59cm wide, 50cm depth. 395€ Tel: 645 444 064 7’ wiDE aNtiQUE PiNE double wardrobe, two draws under robe space. 4’ 6” antique pine double bed, side cupboards and dressing table matching above items. All 1,300€. Would sell separatley. Phone Jean 952 550 041 aNtiQUE PiNE DrEssEr, base, 3 cupboards with draws, top, two glass fronted cupboards with lights. Also 6ft extending antique pine dining room table with 6 chairs (2 carvers). Call: 952 550 041 whitE PVC 2Ft By 4Ft breeding box for cats or dogs, (has been used for guinea pigs & rabbits) Totally secures small animals, flat packs, fully washable. Call: 952 550 041. JOtUL wOOD-BUrNiNg stOVE, slightly cracked glass in door; can be replaced. Height 76, width 63, depth 53cm. €120. 95 203 0267

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Properties For Sale/Rent 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. 2 BED aPartMENt - distressed sale, Mijas Pueblo, €84,000, sea views and a balcony. Tel: 649 369 009 FLat, 90M2, in Vélez-Málaga, new, 5 mins to schools, health centre, supermarket, bus station, highway and 5 km to the sea. 3 bedrooms, a prime quality furnished kitchen, 22m2 terrace, lift and garage. €159.000, tlf: 606 764 539. Ready to move in. FOr saLE 1 BED beautifully finished apartment in Mijas Pueblo with idyllic private garden (very rare in Mijas Pueblo). Comes with brand new trendy furniture and electric appliances. Proven excellent rental potential, along with further rentals for this year, located just off Calle San Sebastian in an excellent position 5 mins away from all shops and restaurants, buses etc... €139,950 Tel: 649 369 009

Wanted i wiLL COLLECt FrEE of charge all your used clothing, bric-a-brac, pots and pans, books, toys, CD´s garden pots, tools, pieces of furniture or anything else you are throwing out whilst you are cleaning. Call me on Tel:- 658 72 92 74 Jacqui waNtED tO rENt, House in 20 Km v1cinity of Velez Malaga. Rural/Coastal fenced, with garage or possible workshop space. Long Term Tel: 630 842 978 CarEr rEQUirED for lady with MS. Must be over 5, 5", fit energetic full driving licence. please call -Sarah 952967114 Torrox Costa. House /Pet Sitters available. wE arE JaN & arthUr BErry, & have recently returned to the UK after living for 7 years in Caleta de Velez. We are experienced housesitters & are available to care for your home and/or animals (in your home) for short or long periods, in your absence. Arthur is a qualified

plumber & DIY enthusiast, so you can rest assured that your home will be in good hands. Jan speaks Spanish fairly well, so between us, we can deal with any emergencies that may arise. We are available at most times of the year & our services are free of any charges. We still have many friends in Caleta & can provide excellent references. If you would like to discuss your requirements, please email your phone number to & we will call you. Alternatively, tel:0044 1702 351754 watEr sharE waNtED. From either the 'Agrofisa' or 'Monte Arisa' private systems in the Frigiliana area. Tel. 952 55 38 07/660 51 01 34 waNtED: EXPEriENCED riDEr to share 15.3hh gelding in the Alcaucin area. Good nature but needs someone with confidence. Small contribution. Tel 693 269 766

Jobs DrEaM JOB: Nail Technician / artist. Tel: 952 525 289 hOUsE sittErs aVaiLaBLE - Responsible English Sisters will look after your house, dogs, cats, plants, pools. Long term or short term. Free in Nerja area, small change elsewhere. References available. Contact: 634 015 902 MarkEtiNg CONsULtaNCy sOLUtiONs Successful telesales office based in Torre del Mar require additional tele-marketers. Experienced preferred but not essential, as full training will be given to the successful applicants. Applicants must be, enthusiastic, confident and above all will need to have the desire to be successful, morning and evening shifts available. Tremendous earning potential. Call Kirsty for more information on 951 237 412. EDitOr NEEDED...! The Word Queen is expanding and looking for another editor to work on a per project basis. Editing experience is essential. Please email gOOD, rELiaBLE cleaner has a couple of regular weekly slots left, covering the Vinuela area. References available. Please call Jo on 693269766.


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ACCOMMODATION wEscuela la Crujia Rural B & B & guesthouse in a pretty converted school, 10 minutes from Velez Malaga,Tel: 606 010 580. Email:

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

ARTS & CRAFTS w La Vaqueria, Hand made cards, craft materials, gifts, souvenirs, morrocan goods, paintings, mosaics, refreshments to eat in or take away, classes, workshops and much, much more! La Vaqueria, Benamargosa. Opening hours - Tues -Sat 10am-3pm, Closed Mondays Tel:- 952517273 E-mail: Website:

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

BLINDS wsolar blinds, ideal for large glazed areas to keep the view but also giving privacy and stopping maximum amounts of heat/glare and fading of furnishings.

Speak to Ian 644 54 61 76 958 49 65 71

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

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

BUILDERS wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wreformers terence Mitchell - Renovations & Refurbishments. Professional builders with over 20 years experience. Tiling, painting, plumbing, electricity. Free advice, no obligations. Tel: 664 459 868. wP&g Builders, 12 years in Spain. ALL work completed. Portfolio of work available. Ring Paul: 636 857 697 ViĂąuela areas. Email: wJr Construction Extensions, Reforms, Tiling (Int & Ext), Terraces, Walls, Garages and Painting. Reliable, Quality Workmanship. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414 or Richard. 636 857 715. C/Virgen de la Milagrosa NÂş 3, Los Romanes, 29713, Malaga.

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Business Listing BUILDERS (Continued) wPJM Construction. Professional builder experienced in all types of construction from routine maintenance to new builds. Happy to supply references from many satisfied customers. Call now for a no obligation quote 625 348 406

CAR AND 4 x 4 PARTS wall Makes and Models Land Rover specialists, trade and public welcome. Nationwide delivery service. Call Tropical 4x4 on 650 581 570 / 951 707 785

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

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

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:

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

CHIROPODISTS wregistered Chiropodist/Podiatrist offering a complete footcare service in the comfort of your own home. 15yrs experience NHS & private. Call: 636 866 715 wregistered Chiropodist/Nurse of 20 years. New in Velez Malaga. Offers the following services:- Foot and hand care (diabetic, veruccas, fungus nails, ingrown toenails). Also home visits. Post hospital aftercare including physio. Call Teresa: 695 243 238

CHIROPRACTIC CARE wPhilippe Druart D.C., grad. from AECC (GB)

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

CLEANING wDone & Dusted, for all your cleaning requirements, for your home, holiday rentals, pool cleans and general maintenance. Competitive rates. Call Juliet 692 437 039 or Stuart 695 925 888 Email:

COMPUTERS 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: 952 967 124 or 645 236 259. wComputer help.Troubleshooting & Repairs. New PCs supplied with Windows in English. WiFi installations. Reasonable rates. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. Patient & professional. Call David on 952 54 96 07 or 654 899 976. wComputer Problems? Help is at hand. Upgrades, repairs, hardware and software 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 email:

DECORATION & ART wDecoration & Pictures. Heart & soul. Call: 630 364 356 Torrox.

DENTISTRY wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148.

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


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

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

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician. For all your electrical needs and problems. Fault finding/Lighting and power/Air conditioning Electric gates and Intercoms/Pumps, Rewires/Upgrades Call Stefan 610 048 919 wElectrician - Lakeside Property services, 24 hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES wElectronic Cigarettes attENtiON sMOkErs! Don't get left out in the cold when Spain goes non-smoking in January. The Regal e-cig is a realistic smoking experience. Monthly supply of cartridges available contact

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306, waxarquia Properties s.LCall; 626 038 851 or 952 436 Email: wBuy a home spain/rent a home spain, Avenida Andalucia, 135, Torre del Mar. Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website:


wLargest range of furniture on the Costas. Guaranteed lowest prices. Quality furniture from the UK. wCudeca Second Hand Furniture Shop, tel 952 545 212 Calle Infantes 48, Torre del Mar (by Thursday market) open from Monday to Friday 10.00 to 13.30 and 17.30 to 19.30. Saturdays 10.00 to 13.30 only. If you wish to donate furniture please call Melanie on 638 108 564.

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

GREETINGS CARDS wrosemary george tarjetas. For all occasions, English & Spanish. Organic, Handmade & much more. Supplying to shops, bars, clubs & individuals. Email: Telephone: 679 982 992

HEALTH & BEAUTY wweight Control - Herbalife Independent Distributor, Bea Savory, 95 253 4795 (business opportunity also available): wweight watchers Meetings in English. Nerja and Vélez. Call Candace on 952 549 607 or 626 672 493 for further info. wVie at home Cosmetics, Skincare and Homewares. New Spring Catalogue out now. Pamper yourself and have a Cosmetics Party in your home, great Hostess gifts. Consultants wanted to join my Team Tel: 662 466 249

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

HOLIDAY RENTALS w"Peace of Mind holiday rentals" Have you had a successful 2010 season? A) Yes, well done and long may it continue. B) No, then contact us to help kick-start your 2011 season. 20+ Sales and Marketing Experience. David Cullimore 686 375 089


wFormula Freight, Call us for all your UK to Spain delivery requirements right to your door, to the Costa Tropical. Call: 01296 770029 Email; www.formula

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



wFuneral services 952 977 000 / 638 339 691

whotel Balcon de Competa, C/San Antonio, 75 Competa. Tel: 952 55 36 62 / Fax: 952 51 67 80 Email:


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

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

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

INTERPRETERS wspanish woman can help you and you can practice your Spanish with her. Torrox, El Peñoncillo 27, Call: 630 364 356

KENNELS AND CATTERY wwagtails boarding kennels for cats and dogs. Dogs walked 3 times a day in 36,000 sq metres fenced land. Phone Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935 or wthe Dog house While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available. whome From home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, fun and cuddles. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses. 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. On A45 midway between Antequera and malaga

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

winternational Law solutions. English speaking Spanish Lawyer. English and Spanish legal advisors. Urb Torrox Park, Zona Comercial 3, tel/fax: 952 527 831 or 615 338 075, Email:

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

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

MAINTENANCE wMaintenance person experienced in plumbing, tiling, painting and general maintenance of buildings. Portfolio of previous work carried out available. Friendly, reliable and reasonable rates. No job to small. Los Romanes and surrounding area. Tel: 618 496 266 or email:

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

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

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

MOTHER & TODDLER GROUPS wMother & toddler group at Torre Montessori Nursery in Torre del Mar on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 12:30 - 4€. TL: 633 637 774 Email: Address: Calle Laureano Casquero s/n Torre del Mar


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

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

ONLINE SHOPPING wOnline shopping WWW.COOLTIENDA.EU Local online shopping in Spain - FREE P&P. HEALTHY BACK BAGS - Looks Good & Feels Good. The patented Healthy back bag, contours to the shape of your spine, becoming part of you & hence feeling lighter. COOL BANDANAS - Personal cooling products to beat the heat. TILLEY HATS - Made in Canada, UPF50 maximum sun protection, water resistant, Guaranteed for life. COOL DUDE'S Products, now available to buy online. Chillows, Laptop Coolers & more! WWW.COOLTIENDA.EU

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

OUTSIDE CATERERS wPig n Mix hog roast available for all occasions.Machine rental only or we cater for you. For prices / email: or Tel 655137483

PAINTERS wraC Decorators & tilers. All aspects of Painting and Tiling undertaken, Interior & Exterior Tel: 638-489-711 wPainting, villas, walls etc. Rejas a speciality. For free quote ring Nick in Vinuela on 676 491811.

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

PET TREATS w4 Paws Barkery. The very best handmade, wholesome and pure Gourmet Dog Treats. Made locally from 100% human quality ingredients. No added preservatives or artificial colours.

PLUMBERS wwayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 wJohn Folland Plumbing & heating: All jobs from a dripping tap to fully fitted kitchens/bathrooms. No call out charge. Tel John: 622 050 803 or 622 180 606 wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares.

PRINTING SERVICES wBusiness Cards double sided from 135€ for 500. Flyers double sided full colour from 150€ for 1,000. Call: 664 210 468 wBenaware Print. Competitive prices for single and double sided flyers. Personalised T shirts and greetings cards. Phone 608 631 603 or 952 517 464. E-Mail

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

PROPERTY RENTALS wBuy a home spain/rent a home spain, Avenida Andalucia, 135, Torre del Mar. Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website: wProperties – call Pauline 619 58 9696 for your rental requirements in the Viñuela, Periana and Alcaucin areas. We also offer architectural services and surveys and have a number of reasonably prices houses for sale. andalucian rental services The Complete Service for Holiday Rentals, Long Term Lets, Changeovers and Pool Cleaning. Covering Benamargosa, Colmenar, Comares and Riogordo. Tel: 662 466 249

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w2Js removals Ltd, House Clearances, UKSpain-UK, Local and International removals, Reliable service, free quotes, no job too small. Fully insured. Call: June or John 649 662 012 / 618 846 868 Email: warnold removals Local & International. Great service, fair price. Tel: 685 360 193 Call. 626 160 869 wUk-spain-Uk removals. Complete van loads or just 1 item. We are in the UK every 2 weeks. Pay for just 1 way. Nerja Sofas 608091660 or 951247240 wC&D removals, Local and International, 2 men, 1 van, 20€ p/hr. Call: 622 222 361

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEB DESIGNERS wspanglish webs, Web designs, Database Programmes, Hosting, Domains, Real Estate Sites, English – Spanish Translation. All at realistic prices. Call Rachel: 951 708 454 or 691 660 187 Website: Email: wsokrak web Design, Quality web design at the lowest price! Get an eye catching, easy to navigate website in English, Spanish and more, to make your business available worldwide. All our prices are affordable and include hosting and your domain for the first year with no hidden fees. For more information, visit or contact us on (+34) 666 731 759

WELLS wwater well: drilling for water supply and irrigation Plumbing and electrical installation, legalisation, water works construction/repairing. Call us: 666 13 88 86, or e-mail: free consultation.

WINDOW FITTER w window fitter and repairs 26 years ex. ring Mick on 0044 7770972725

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

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FP0386 A spacious and modern, 150m2 three bedroom villa with garage on 5,600m2 with easy access and pool enjoying marvellous views. Walking distance to the village


sPECiaL at 249,500€ torrox Pueblo


A 3 bedroom A delightful, three Nerja bedroom, end of house in the terrace townhouse popular town of with separate one Torrox with easy bedroom access, roof terrace, apartment and close to all private terrace amenities and a enjoying marvellous short walk to the southerly views to 235,000€ the sea 135,000€ main town square FP0795 A furnished, almayate / Benajarafe A spacious, 184m2, west facing rural, but not studio apartment isolated property in a hamlet between in central Almayate and Torre del Mar Benajarafe. Three bedrooms, close to all extensive amenities and with outbuildings on a 89,000€ views to the sea FP0797 189,000€ level 628m2 plot

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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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