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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 69

All you need for ‘info on the go’

May 10

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At last, after months of driving the roads of Spain illegally, a Spanish driving license is on its way into my glove compartment! English people can usually get away with using an English driving license, even if they have taken residency in Spain. But if the photocard expires (like mine did five months ago), then that’s when problems can arise. I no longer have a UK address so I had to be honest and admit that I was now a resident in Spain. The DVLA staff told me they couldn’t do anything more and that I’d have to seek assistance from the Spanish authorities. Pah! And like many things of an ‘official’ nature in Spain, that wasn’t an easy task. Firstly, I rang the trafico department, who told me they couldn’t help. Then I rang a couple of other trafico-related people who said they couldn’t help either. More like they didn’t WANT to help…! In the end I had no choice but to go directly to the trafico office in Malaga City with a bag-full of every document they might ask for. And fortunately it all went surprisingly well. I had to pay 26€ for tax and 30€ for a medical certificate, which involved a fake eye sight test, a blood pressure check and a reflex test which involved having my knees banged with something that looked like a hammer. I also had to fill in a few forms….And that was pretty much it. The man behind the desk said someone

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Deposito Legal Ma-1435-2005 No part of this publication, including pictures may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent. The Sentinella accepts no responsibility for alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors. So there!

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

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From The Ed (cont) would call me within a few weeks and then I can return to collect my new driving license. Whoooopeeee! With my driving problem solved I then had to sort out my mortgage payments. As interest rates have dropped substantially within the last six months I knew I could shop around for a better mortgage than my current bank offered. In fact the new mortgage is so much better that it works out that I pay about half of what I paid before. Want to know the bank in question? Email me to find out. So for me, April was very much a month of finding solutions and taking action. And this month is totally choc-a-block with new ventures and exciting projects. All I need now is for the sun to come out and stay out!!

Keidi Keating x

Editor (of the original little mag)!

A Taste Of What´s On This Month stupid Quotes .............Page 8 Useless Facts.............Page 16 Film review................Page 24 Funny Pics.................Page 38 spanish Foods...........Page 46 amazing animals.......Page 54 shareoscope..............Page 94 star signs...................Page 97 whats On....................Page 98 information...............Page 100 Puzzle Page..............Page 102 Jokes........................Page 104

Strange News Back To Primary School For Gran, 102 A 102-yearold grandmother has become the world's oldest primary pupil after going back to school in China. Ma Xiuxian, from Jinan, Shandong province, started work in a cotton mill at the age of 13. But she always wanted a proper education and has now gone back to school to fulfill her dream. Alien Attack On Sheep Unexplained sheep attacks in Shropshire have led to claims that aliens are to blame. Farmers near Shrewsbury have found the animals dead after seemingly being "experimented on". UFO hunters are linking the mutilations including the removal of sheep brains and eyes - to sightings of mysterious orange lights in the sky. They claim to have witnessed sheep being zapped. Cheeky Blighters! A Sentinella fan from Colmenar emailed to tell us that the local kids regulary knock on her door selling livestock - anything from puppies and frogs to cats and dogs - for a little bit of pocket money. This week, however, they had changed their gameplan. They were selling The Sentinella for 50 cents! BEWARE! THIS MAGAZINE IS NOT FOR SALE! World's Hottest Chilli A chilli grown in Lincolnshire has won the title of the hottest grown anywhere in the world. The new variety is named Infinity for its 'never-ending' burn, which cannot be quelled by even the best antidote, milk. It put the notorious Bhut Jolokia, which is so hot it's used in mob-control grenades in India, into second place. Grower Woody Woods, 37, of Fire Foods in Grantham, said: "It’s like eating red-hot coal."

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Stupid Quotes Doh! Things I bet the following people wished they hadn´t said... Question: If you could live forever, would you and why? Answer: I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever. Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss Universe contest Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body. Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward China is a big country, inhabited by many

Chinese. Former French President Charles de Gaulle I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law. David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes. I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people. Former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. Former U.S. Vice-President Dan Quayle Half this game is ninety percent mental. Philadelphia Phillies manager Danny Ozark

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Linea Directa Is my driving licence valid in Spain? Línea Directa, a market leader in the sale of direct car, motorbike, fleet and home insurance, is only too aware of the problems that their foreign customers residing in Spain face and, in response to their doubts and concerns, they offer them all the information they might need concerning the current regulations in Spain with regard to the validation of driving licences, amongst others. If the driving licence has been issued in an EU member state or one that belongs to the EEa, it remains valid in Spain as long as the minimum age required for Spanish driving licences is respected, which is 18 years old for driving a vehicle. When the licence expires, if the holder is not a resident in Spain, he or she will have to renew it in his or her country of origin. if the customer is a resident in spain, his or her driving licence is subject to Spanish legislation with regard to validity periods, psychophysical aptitude control and the total number of points on the licence. In addition, when the licence is renewed in Spain, the holder will be automatically registered in the “Registro General de Conductores” and he or she will be assigned the validity period corresponding to age and the type of permit held. Obligatory and voluntary exchange A resident can voluntarily exchange his or her driving licence in Spain, in which case he or she will be automatically registered in the aforementioned “Registro General de Conductores”. In this case, the foreign driver must also undergo a medical examination. However, it is not obligatory for the driver to carry the certificate showing that he or she has passed the psychophysical test as part of the vehicle’s documentation. A valid vehicle registration certificate (“permiso de circulación”) fulfilling the aforementioned requirement is sufficient proof of this. In Spain, there are only three situations in which a foreign resident is obliged to exchange his or her driving licence: When, in accordance with Spanish legislation, the vehicle or the driver is subject to changes, restrictions or limitations. When the driver has lost points on his or her licence after committing an offence. When a driving licence must be declared void or detrimental. Línea Directa offers, via its International Department, all foreign policyholders living in spain the possibility of using all its services in English and german. For more information consult the Spanish Traffic Department’s webpage (www.dgt.es) or call Línea Directa Aseguradora on 902 123 104

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De Cotta Bankruptcy and debt enforcement in the UK & Spain by Rob Westwater - an English Lawyer with De Cotta McKenna y Santafé A number of expats living in Spain leave debts in the UK. Some people will take advice about how this may affect them and whether their creditors can pursue them in Spain. If there has been a declaration of bankruptcy in the UK, the Trustee in bankruptcy will normally be able to make a claim against Spanish property. There are provisions in the Insolvency Act to allow the trustee to seek orders over assets abroad. Unfortunately many people think that a declaration of bankruptcy will mean that their creditors do not pursue them for their debts. However the debts do not “go away” and the bankrupt person is restricted in things such as commencing new businesses and taking up directorships. Another possible course of action in English law is applying for an IVA or Individual Voluntary Arrangement. This is an arrangement entered into for payments to creditors and is supervised by an Insolvency practitioner. Provided this is successful it can prevent the debtor from losing their home and / or their business. Specialist advice can be sought from insolvency practitioners. Whether you have been running a business in the UK, or you have debts with credit card providers and banks, there is a lot of advice and help available. Sometimes independent legal and or accounting advice can help to focus on those debts that can be negotiated, and the worst possible solution is to ignore the letters from creditors. If you have moved to Spain and are concerned about whether creditors can pursue you and seek enforcement of debts against Spanish property, a consultation with a lawyer would be advisable. Very often it is best to seek advice when you arrive in Spain if you are concerned about debts you have left in the UK. With the boot on the other foot, it is also important to know what you can do to recover debts owed to you either by private individuals or by businesses. If you are owed money and you can prove the debt,

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Atlantic salmons can leap as high as 15 feet out of water.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the ‘American Pi’ (Thus the name of the Don McLean song).

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

Most insects used in a film: 22 million bees in The Swarm.

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Camel’s milk does not curdle. 40 per cent of all dog and cat owners carry pictures of their pets in their wallets.

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S.O.H.A. QUIZ 22nd May at 7pm with our resident quiz master ‘Kim’ Mediterranean Chicken & Patatas Pobre 10€ includes quiz entry - Cash Prizes Tickets available at the bar or from Zalia Properties FOOTBALL 4pm Premiership game every Saturday CUP FINALS - FA Cup, Scottish Cup Champions League SKY ESPN SPORTS & Europa Cup Finals For information or bookings call: 685 552 529 C/Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel www.atilas.freezoka.com


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bit before plunging deeper and deeper into Underland. Although she doesn't realise it, Alice has fallen down this rabbit hole before, thirteen years ago in fact. She is told that she is the only one who can slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature controlled by the Red Queen who terrorises Underland's residents. Ultimately, it's the visual landscape that makes Alice's newest adventure so wondrous, as technology has finally been able to catch up with Burton's fertile imagination. Alice In Wonderland has become the highest grossing film of 2010 and the 28th highest grossing film of all time. Star Rating - ****/***** MIXERS

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at the moment. Gobble traditional English fish and chips from Lews Fish and Chips. You can eat in or take away. Mmmm I can smell them just writing about them! Eat as many Indian dishes as you like at the Light of india for 12,95€. And you’ll never find it closed. It’s open seven days. Ladyzonely gym is the only man free gym in Torrox and Nerja. Not only that, but if you want value for money, come and try the latest vibration plate from 2€ per session. This is the perfect compliment to your fitness regime.


Lewis insurance Worried about future funeral needs? Don´t pre-pay for a funeral service. Give us a call for an affordable annual payment policy. There’s live music every Friday night at Continental Bar and a music quiz every second Friday. Every Tuesday there’s a fun quiz night, with free entry and prizes, starting at 9.30pm. The Sunday lunch kitchen is open from 11am-8pm, with a choice of three roast dinners and a main menu. Special offer for May: Pint of San Miguel only 2€.

Now at the rebeccah Curtis wellbeing Centre is the VibraTrim. Vibrate away the pounds in short 10 minute sessions. An ideal method for busy people and it costs only 4€ per session, or 10 sessions for 30€. No appointment is necessary. wellness Vital offer this month a Dr. Hauschka Naturalcosmetic mini facial with lymphatic stimulation pick-me-up’ for only 18€. The lymphatic stimiluation is used for beauty facial treatments for conditions such as puffy eyes, coupe rose, acne and senstivie skin and skin infections Casa Moda have teamed up with Trendys, Cafeteria Medel and

Asador Del Mar in Torre del Mar, where Casa Moda will be presenting a Fashion Show on Sunday 23rd May. Pre-book your table in advance for a good spot. russell´s British store with the biggest selection of British food and household products in Torrox Costa. For printing visit i-dea. Take advantage of their May offer. Mark and Katie welcome you to La Marka Bar, with something for everyone to enjoy; an extensive range of drinks, coffees and

teas, pool, darts and karaoke every Friday night, live music twice a month with Elvis behind the bar, a big screen TV showing most sports, a music quiz every Tuesday night. Modern Jive Leroc Dancing in Torrox Costa. Great fun, great music and a great way to meet new people. Every Tuesday from 8pm. Want to learn Spanish with a difference? Visit MBa Centro de Formación.


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

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Pass The Butter Please Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings.... DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter? *Both have the same amount of calories. *Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine. *Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. *Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods. *Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added! *Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods. *Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years. And now, for Margarine.. *Very High in Trans fatty acids. *Triples risk of coronary heart disease ... *Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) *Increases the risk of cancers up to five times.. *Lowers quality of breast milk. *Decreases immune response. *Decreases insulin response. And here's the most disturbing fact..... *Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away

from being PLASTIC ... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance). You can try this yourself: Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things: * no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something) * it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

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La Vaqueria

Visitors A little bit of sunshine and everybody has started to come out of hibernation. It seems that winter is finally over and spring is slowly starting to shine through. People are getting out and about again and visitors are starting to arrive. Easter brought us many newcomers and the cheaper flights after the holidays continued to entice many. At La Vaqueria we have been overwhelmed by the number of visitors, all gratefully received. But, I have to say, none quite as extraordinary as Mark, who came to see us last month all the way from the USA! His journey started in Florida where he lives; an internal flight to New York then across the Atlantic to Madrid where he changed for the last leg down to Malaga and finally a taxi to Benamargosa. He spent three days with us, carving every day with Jorge, before returning. He has vowed to return as soon as possible and everybody who met him is looking forward to that. As a gift he brought me the most wonderful cookbook entitled ‘Recipes from Marlborough Country; home cooked food traditionally for the open trail’. This has already made a delightful addition to many of our menus at La Vaqueria. The Friday night ladies have enjoyed cornbreads with

their spicy beans and pepper salads and morning coffees may never be the same again without the yummy red devils food cake…Absolutely to die for! As the weather warmed up we noticed a drop in the number of bookings for curry nights, so please note that the monthly foodie feast is now on the first Saturday of each month and it may well be curry, tex-mex, barbecue or buffet… You decide. The first people to book each month may choose! With the garden looking lovely you may eat in or out, bring your friends, meet new friends and enjoy a lovely informal evening. Alternatively, why not call in as part of a day out? Drop in for refreshments, cake and pastries on your way to visit Comares, a must for all newcomers to the area. Combine it with a mornings shopping at the Tuesday Farmers Market in Trapiche, or call in on your way to Riogordo, where a new Art Gallery has just opened. Whether you are coming up from the coast or visiting us from neighboring villages and mountains, you will be made to feel most welcome and we promise to do our utmost to make your visit a pleasant one. See you soon! See main advert opposite

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RioGorgeous "If you want to meet people, share your passion and give something back to society, this is a great way to do it," said Riogordo GalerĂ­a owner, Ken Church. "People can come and buy original arts and crafts, be inspired, or simply enjoy looking at nice things." Asked why he opened a gallery so far from the well-beaten tourist routes he replied, "I'm definitely not in it for the money! I spent my working life in the advertising business. Everything was rush, rush, rush. It took me a while to slow down after I retired and then I decided to try and improve my art. Along the way I became captivated by the ancient art of mosaics. It's a bit like painting with Lego bricks. Anyway, before long I decided to come to Spain. After the compulsory six months of drinking, eating and not knowing or caring what day of the week it was, I decided to get down to some work. I have spare space in my

home so it seemed like a good idea to show some of my work there." It took Ken longer than he thought to get his gallery up and running and it now includes work by many artists. The range of items on display include modern and traditional artwork, jewellery, glassware, furniture, crafts and mosaic work. "I feel a little out of time trying to promote arts and crafts," said Ken. "Everything seems to be 'Made in China' and, like the pioneers of the late 19th century arts and crafts movement, I feel that craftsmen and artists of Andalusia should be given a platform to display their skills. A friend came and stayed with me recently and renamed the town 'Riogorgeous'. She's absolutely spot on and I'm very happy to contribute to the village life." The Riogordo Galeria is open Friday-Sunday 10am-2pm & 4pm-8pm See main advert below


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Book Excerpt Sol Searching – A Fun-Filled Tale of a Modern Girl’s Move to the Costa del Sol – tells of Keidi Keating’s quest to make friends, meet the man of her dreams and find a job (starting this wonderful magazine)! Taken from the chapter entitled Where’s It Bin? My first issue of The Sentinella was coming along nicely. There were 36 pages to fill with text and adverts. My Dad spent one morning wandering around Torre del Mar armed with his camera to take a front cover shot. “What kind of thing are you after?” he asked. “Anything” I said. “Just use your imagination, I have no idea.” My brief was useless, but he returned with a whole load of shots to choose from. There were statues, palm trees, beach shots, orange trees and many more.

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“What are these four at the end here, Dad? They appear to be of some kind of bin?” “Oh…I was just messing about. Just saw the bin there and thought I’d take some photos of it.” A thought darted into my mind. “That’s it. That’s the shot I’m going to use for the front cover…the bin.” My Dad looked at me in bewilderment. All that time he had spent agonising over the best shots and I used the very last photos he had only taken as a joke; the bin! I already had the by-line in my head. ‘Where’s It Bin?’ Colin had passed away eight weeks ago and I knew people were talking about The Sentinel and why they hadn’t seen any copies around. Many still didn’t know the dread-

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ful news of his death. The front page photo and headline would intrigue people enough to pick it up. I thought the new title would aid too. The Sentinel was now The Sentinella, a word which nobody would understand the meaning of. I didn’t fully understand it myself. I also thought of a catchy phrase to include on the front page of the first and future issues. I thought about the product, a small magazine. It was small enough to fit into people’s bags; a magazine which would travel around with people and not be left sitting at home on the coffee table. Then it came to me: ‘The little mag that fits in your bag.’ Bingo!

Eventually someone thinks of something new!

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

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Tiffany´s Roast Dinners Last month I went for a Sunday Roast at Tiffanys, in Puente don Manuel. I’d heard some pretty good reports about their dinners, so I thought I’d give them a try. I booked a table a couple of days in advance, as if you do this you get a free drink! ‘My significant other’ and I were told the choices and prices. It was 10.95€ for two courses; either a starter and a main or a main and a dessert. All starters and desserts are homemade so I knew right there and then that I would really enjoy this meal. I haven’t got a sweet tooth, so I ordered homemade paté from a choice of mushrooms stuffed with Roquefort, or a coronation chicken salad. The wife went for the mushrooms. My paté was superb, very flavorsome and there was plenty of toast to accompany it. The mushrooms were of the flat variety and were sat on a bed of salad, dripping with cheese. “Delightful”, the missus said after devouring the lot! We had pre-ordered pork and lamb for the

mains. Annie, the owner, explained that she always bought the best joints of meat, no matter what the cost. This was clearly evident as both meats were fantastic. They were succulent and tender and fell off the fork. With the meat, came roasted and mashed potatoes, three veg including my all-time favourite, ‘swede and carrot’ mash, appropriate sauces and red wine gravy. All this came served on big rectangular plates, presented in a pretty manner. When every scrap was eaten, the wife couldn’t help but ask what desserts were on offer. There was homemade apple crumble pie, sticky toffee pudding, jam sponge and cherry pie, all served with ice cream or cream. She chose the apple pie and I have to say I’ve never seen her eat so much! All in all the Tiffany’s Sunday Roast is not the cheapest, nor is it the most expensive, but one thing’s for sure – it’s right up there with the best I’ve tasted since my Mum’s of course!!


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Husband Of The Year Awards The honourable mention goes to: The United Kingdom

Followed closely by... The United States of America

and then... Poland

but 3rd Place must go to... Greece

it was very very close but the runner up prize was awarded to.... Serbia

but the winner of the husband/partner of the year is... Ireland. The Irish are true romantics, look, he's even holding her hand...

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Habas – These are broad beans and they go nicely in stir frys and stews. Helado – No matter how long you’ve lived in Spain for, you’ll know what the word 'helado' means… That’s right, ice cream! In the long hot summer months, helado becomes a necessary treat for sunny beach days and humid evenings. Higado – Liver. For me, this is absolutely

vile and I feel sick so much as thinking about it, so it’s probably best that I stop right there. Higos – We Brits know higos as figs. There’s something about their appearance which doesn’t appeal, but when I put them in my mouth and begin to chew, suddenly I see why so many Spanish people rave about them! Hinojo – A funny name… Fennel to us. Fennel, in case you didn’t know, is a herb usually added to many Italian dishes. Huevos – If you keep chickens then no doubt they lay these now and again… That’s right, eggs! Fry them, scramble them, or boil them and invade the yolk with toastie soldiers!


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Hamburguesa – No prizes for guessing this one! Hamburgers pop up all over the world and are extremely popular with all ages. Some blame them and other fast food for the explosion in obesity issues. Hielo – This one’s cheating a bit because it’s not actually a food, but it’s placed into drinks to keep them cool. Ice! Horchata – A milky looking beverage often served in heladerias (ice cream parlours) and surprisingly good for the health. Hortalizas – This is the general term used by the Spanish for vegetables.

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So another successful season has been completed.... Well almost. The results for 15th April weren´t in at the time of going to press and there are 2 matches still to be played resulting from the appalling wet weather of the past months but because my maths was always spot on, the winners for 2009/10 are... PAVO REAL!!! Congratulations!!!! TEAM PAVO REAL CONTINENTAL EL PINO CASA MARIA 2 RIBHOUSE 2 BOLERO BAR TABLA 1 BAR TABLA 2 RIBHOUSE 1 CASA MARIA 1

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Signs From Around The World Wonderful English from around the world

Are you an adult that cannot read? If so we can help.

Cocktail Lounge, Norway: Ladies are requested not to have children in the bar.

In A City Restaurant: Open seven days a week and weekends.

Doctors Office, Rome: Specialist in women and other diseases.

In A Cemetery: Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves.

Dry Cleaners, Bangkok: Drop your trousers here for the best results.

Tokyo Hotel's Rules And Regulations: Guests are requested not to smoke or do other disgusting behaviours in bed.

In A Nairobi Restaurant: Customers who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager.

On The Menu Of A Swiss Restaurant: Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.

On The Main Road To Mombassa, Leaving Nairobi: Take notice: When this sign is under water, this road is impassable. On A Poster At Kencom:

May tips Keep your garden tidy. Time for designing or making any necessary changes. If you want to have an irrigation system, have it done now; don´t wait until plants are dry. Also control weeds: Remove weeds before they flower and go to seed.

In A Tokyo Bar: Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts. Advertisement For Donkey Rides,Thailand: Would you like to ride on your own ass?


Garden Restaurant Sue & Cliff have taken over the Restaurant next door and they welcome back Gloria & Gwen!! SATURDAY 1ST MAY 6pm onwards Please join us for a FREE glass of Cava & Nibbles and view our New Menu! First Sunday lunch - 2nd May 1pm - 6pm 3 courses for 10€ PLUS!! Open Everyday from 7.30am Coffees/Breakfasts Menu del Dia 1.30pm - 3.30pm Monday - Friday 7€ Open for evening meals 7 days a week 6pm - 11pm BRAND NEW MENU!!

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Random Jokes A man and his wife, now in their 60's, were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. On their special day a good fairy came to them and said that because they had been so good that each one of them could have one wish. The wife wished for a trip around the world with her husband. Whoosh! Immediately she had airline/cruise tickets in her hands.

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The man wished for a female companion 30 years younger... Whoosh...immediately he turned ninety!!! Gotta love that fairy! ------------------------------------------------------A couple are lying in bed. The man says, 'I am going to make you the happiest woman in the world.' The woman replies, 'I'll miss you...'

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Rats have poor vision. To compensate for this, a red or pink eyed rat will often weave its head side to side to add "motion" to see better. Rats also don't see in colour. Rats normally prefer to have cage mates. It is possible to group female or male rats together, although care should be taken when introducing a new rat. Generally speaking, male rats make better "lap" pets, preferring to sit and have their ears scratched by an attentive human friend. Female rats are very curious, and love to explore and play games. Both gen-

ders make great companions. Rats can eat chocolate. Rats are omnivores, and have enough predatory instinct left in them to consider birds, fish and even some smaller rodents as "snacks." A rat's temperature is regulated though its tail (assuming it has one). A really hot rat will lay on its back so that it can "sweat" through the soles of its feet. A group of rats is called a mischief. Rats can't vomit. A rat can, however, gag on something if it eats too quickly. The plus side of this is that rats can usually eat and drink before surgery.

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Art Workshop In Coloured Pencils

Red discharge from a rat's nose or eyes is usually porphyrin, not blood. Unlike blood, porphyrin is flourescent under UV light. It is produced in glands behind the rat's eyes. Overproduction of this discharge can be caused by stress or illness.

Ursula Williams, a self-taught Peruvian artist, will be delivering a series of workshops in coloured pencils and their use in the fine arts, in English and Spanish, from 22nd May.

A happy rat will chatter or grind its teeth. Often, chattering teeth results in "vibrating" eyes, caused by the lower jawbone pressing the backs of the eyes. This is a good sign, regardless of how silly it looks. Rats bathe themselves, usually six times a day or more. Rats have bellybuttons. Rats can be trained to do simple tricks.

The workshops will take place in privately owned villas in the Axarquia region, and are aimed at people who are interested in developing their creativity. Ursula won two awards last year for paintings in coloured pencils at exhibitions organised by the UK Coloured Pencil Society, which can be seen on her website, www.ursulawilliams.webs.com For further info ring 648135126, or email axarquia.al.airelibre@gmail.com

Chiringuito antonio Puente don Manuel Every Friday 10-2pm

after the success of the fashion show last month we would like to thank you for your continued support! we will continue to hold these events regularly so watch this space! With over 25 stalls, the Chiringuito Friday Market is well worth a look! You can buy such things as plants and herbs, ladies and men's wear plus fashion accessories, cosmetics and perfumes, stationery and ink cartridges, English food, all things to keep you cool for the summer, home security, household items and glassware, pies and pastries and much more besides‌.

in fact there is something for everyone so come and pay us a visit! you don't know what you're missing!

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Kids Say The Funniest Things Dont´you just love them! Melanie asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you must look in the back of your knickers. Mine say five to six." Melanie, aged 5 Steven hugged and kissed his Mum goodnight. "I love you so much, that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window." Steven, aged 9 I think beer must be good. My dad says the more beer he drinks the prettier my mum gets. Tim, aged 7

Danni stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: "How much do I cost?" Danni, aged 8 Tammy was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mum knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?" Tammy, aged 8 Susan was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. "Please don't give me this juice again," she said, "It makes my teeth cough." Susan, aged 6 I don't like beer very much. Every time Dad drinks it, he burns the sausages on the barbecue and they taste disgusting.' Ethan, aged 7

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

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


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Random Joke To all of you "old timers" and "soon to be old timers� as well as anyone in the medical profession.... Never jump to conclusions Two medical students were walking along the street when they saw an old man walking with his legs spread apart. He was stiff-legged and walking slowly. One student said to his friend: "I'm sure that poor old man has Peltry Syndrome. Those people walk just like that." The other student says: "No, I don't think so. The old man surely has Zovitzki Syndrome. He walks slowly and his legs are apart just as we learned in class." Since they couldn't agree they decided to ask the old man. They approached him Save up to 50% compared to conventional retaining walls

and one of the students said to him: "We're medical students and couldn't help but notice the way you walk, but we couldn't agree on the syndrome you might have. Could you tell us what it is?" The old man said, "I'll tell you, but first you tell me what you two fine medical students think." The first student said, "I think its Peltry Syndrome." The old man said, "You thought....... But you are wrong." The other student said, "I think you have Zovitzki Syndrome." The old man said, "You thought....... But you are wrong." So they asked him, "Well, old timer, what do you have?" The old man said, "I thought it was a Fart........ But I was wrong, too!"

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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 Lemon Tree “El Limonero” Lounge Bar

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ArKWrIGHTS

The British Store & More Puente don Manuel MAKE SURE YOU MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE & TURN RIGHT AT VENTA BAJA CROSSROADS TO ARKWRIGHT’S

MAY OFFER CERTO 1.80€ JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR JAM MAKING! & 20% OFF ALL THANE PRODUCT GOODS, INCLUDING ACCESSORY PACKS! Also a “when it’s gone it’s gone offer” McDougals Self Raising and Plain Flour 2kg bag for 2.80€!!!!

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


ArKWrIGHTS Open ALL “Ours” Puente don Manuel

We also have the following offers; Bayonette bulbs .75cts; Pregnancy testing kits 2.50€; Copy perfumes 2.20€; Bingo books 1.50€ Raffle books 1.10€; Jam pot covers 2€ We have loads more offers in store Patak Sauces and Pastes are back 2.80€

FIVE YEARS!!!!!

This is what we are celebrating on Sunday 30th May between 3pm and 7pm. As per normal Angela Dent will be preparing the finger buffet and all customers past and present are invited. If you have never been before why not call by and take advantage of the 10% discount on any items purchased throughout the party and join us for a complementary glass of wine. Where on earth has the time gone, it only seems like yesterday we were at the Market selling!!!! We now have an apology to customers who are waiting for our delivery service to commence. Unfortunately with the Easter festivities the paperwork has been delayed, be assured we shall be starting extremely soon, in fact probably by the time this advert hits the streets! Anyone who knows us will realise that we would not dream of commencing anything without everything being 100% corect.

It is just not worth the hassle.

952 519 780 951 167 674

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

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Some excerpts from the new Collin’s dictionary, just for ladies… Argument n. A discussion that occurs when you’re right, but he hasn’t realised it yet. Barbecue n. You bought the groceries, washed the lettuce, chopped the tomatoes, diced the onions, marinated the meat and cleaned everything up, but he ‘made the dinner.’ Childbirth n. You get to go through 36 hours of contractions; he gets to hold your hand and say ‘focus…breathe…push’

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Eternity n. The last two minutes of a football game. Lipstick n. On your lips, colouring to enhance the beauty of your mouth. On his collar, colouring only a tramp would wear! Park v/n. Before childbirth, a verb meaning ‘to go somewhere and make out.’ After childbirth, a noun meaning a place with a swing set and slide. Patience n. The most important ingredient for dating, marriage and children. See also ‘tranquilisers.’ Waterproof Mascara n. Comes off if you cry, shower, or swim, but will not come off if you try to remove it. Valentines Day n. A day when you dream of candlelight dinner, diamonds and romance, but consider yourself lucky to get a card.


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AS2073 Colmenar 389,500€ Fabulous 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa, fully furnished on a flat plot of 16,500m2

AS2044 Almachar 149,950€ Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with inner courtyard and roof terrace

AS2308 Torrox Costa 165,000€ Lovely one bedroom apartment with large living room, sea views and communal pool

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BEM idiomas If you don´t practice your Spanish regularly you can easily forget it. Practice is the key. BEM idiomas in Velez Malaga is a well established language school. The owner, Viviane, has been running this successful school for 7 years, together with her team of 9. She is waiting to help you become more confident in speaking Spanish. She helps beginners take their first steps towards learning the language too. I’m no longer a beginner thanks to BEM. I can, if I want, converse and be understood. But sometimes us English are a tad lazy and we should try harder. I’m sure if we really put our minds to it, did our little bit of homework every week, practiced whenever possible and really worked at it, we would flourish and really surprise ourselves. Give Viviane a call and book a summer course now. She has some great intensive courses with special prices. Escribo palabras sobre el tema del verano. I write words on the subject of summer. summer – Verano hot – Caliente

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Costafreeze

RUMOURS - We are not closing down as some may say, we are in fact getting bigger. We are now stocking dried goods too. Eg: 240 PG Tips for 6.65€, 28 slices of bacon 6.25€, 4 cans of Crosse & Blackwell baked beans 1.25€ and many more tremendous offers. We can deliver your whole weekly shopping for 10€!! If we do not deliver to your area please call us, we are here to help. We have a fully refrigerated freezer van which stocks the most popular items such as; Cod, Smoked Haddock, Lamb Shanks, Chicken, Sausages, Burgers etc.. but to ensure you receive everything you want it is best to order online and then we can deliver to your neighbourhood. We are totally committed to providing you with the best service at competitive prices to the inland campo area and coastal from Torre del Mar to Nerja. Why be penalised for living in the campo when you can have your favourite English food delivered to you for 10€. Look for us in the Telefurgo van. Delivery Charges

wednesdays & saturdays

Less than 10 items - 1€ per item More than 10 items as follows: Orders to the value of 75€ - 10€ Orders between 75€ - 150€ - 15€ Orders between 150€ - 250€ - 20€ Orders between 250€ - 400€ - 30€ Orders over 400€ - 50€

Carpark opposite Pasatiempo bookshop:

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

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

Telephone: 662 084 808 Email: chrisdavenport62@hotmail.com


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

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

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

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What A Woman Wants In A Man... Changes every 10 years! What I Want In a Man, Original List 1. Handsome 2. Charming 3. Financially successful 4. A caring listener 5. Witty 6. In good shape 7. Dresses with style 8. Appreciates finer things 9. Full of thoughtful surprises What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 32) 1. Nice looking 2. Opens car doors 3. Has enough money for a nice dinner 4. Listens more than talks 5. Laughs at my jokes 6. Carries bags of shopping with ease 7. Owns at least one tie 8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal 9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 42) 1. Not too ugly 2. Doesn't drive off until I'm in the car 3. Works steady - splurges on dinner out occasionally 4. Nods head when I'm talking 5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes 6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture 7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach 8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids 9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down 10. Shaves most weekends What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 52) 1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed 2. Doesn't belch or scratch in public 3. Doesn't borrow money too often 4. Doesn't nod off to sleep when I'm venting 5. Doesn't re-tell the same joke too many

Las Nenas Kennels

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


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times 6. Is in good enough shape to get off the couch on weekends 7. Usually wears matching socks and fresh underwear 8. Appreciates a good TV dinner 9. Remembers your name on occasion 10. Shaves some weekends

1. Breathing 2. Doesn't miss the toilet

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 62) 1. Doesn't scare small children 2. Remembers where bathroom is 3. Doesn't require much money for upkeep 4. Only snores lightly when asleep 5.. Remembers why he's laughing 6. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself 7. Usually wears some clothes 8. Likes soft foods 9. Remembers where he left his teeth 10. Remembers that it's the weekend

After being married for 44 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "darling, 44 years ago we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white tv, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25-year-old girl. Now I have a â‚Ź500,000.00 home, a â‚Ź45,000.00 car, nice big bed and plasma screen TV, but i'm sleeping with a 65-year-old woman. It seems to me that you're not holding up your side of things." My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25-yearold gal, and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV.

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 72)

Aren't older women great? They really know how to solve your mid-life crisis..

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Divas

Divas Boutique & Emporium

Boutique & Emporium If Divas Boutique was a Bentley it has just moved into seventh gear! Due to ongoing demand Divas Boutique has expanded and it is now named Divas Boutique & Emporium. The premises (next door to Morenos cafe bar), in Puente don Manuel, occupies a very spacious 250 sqm. Run by local entrepreneurs, Karen Taylor and Dawn Smith, they now offer an even larger selection of superb ladies fashions, including shoes, handbags and even a range of fancy dress attire! When the opportunity arose for Karen and Dawn to take over the lease of the premises it was too good to pass up. A plan to create a small department store was hatched and Divas Boutique & Emporium was born! So what, you may ask, is an Emporium? According to the dictionary it is 'a centre of commerce' and this is exactly what you will find when you visit Divas! A group of likeminded people have come together to offer a selection of services all under one roof. The line-up includes Mario Reid (from the Sunday night 'jammers' at Morenos) who has opened MuSiCa, a fabulous music store selling guitars, keyboards and other musical items. He also offers guitar lessons for wanna-be rockers! Geoff (another Sunday 'Jammer') and Tina of Spanish Management Property Agency have relocated their office to Divas, where

they also offer HiBond flooring, Virgin Vie Cosmetics and Homewares, along with a very useful selection of Pet Care Products. Hair dresser to the stars, Georgie South, has opened Il Divos Menswear Department with a selection of summer shirts, shorts, belts, t-shirts, jeans and threequarter length trousers, all at incredible prices. Divas Boutique & Emporium would also like to welcome PuenTech, a one-stop shop run by a group of local IT experts with over 30 years of combined IT experience. PuenTech offer a full service, including computer repairs and resolution of software and hardware problems. The team at PuenTech have extensive experience in creating internet solutions for all types of businesses, and they have an impressive portfolio of work. Why not come and see? In their shop, PuenTech plan to sell a selection of reasonably priced cartridges, computer stationery and peripherals. Another shop joining the Divas Emporium is Naturally Fabulous, with a range of 100% natural, handmade soaps, skincare & bath products, locally produced by the Andalucia Soap Company using olive oil. Superbly moisturising, they are enhanced with essential and aromatherapy oils, fresh fruit, flowers and vegetables. Give your body the treatment it deserves without spending the earth, or spoil your friends with a special gift. We will also be stocking a range of chilli sauces and chocolate, handmade in the Alpujarras using organic produce. Divas do not currently sell Bentleys, but like anything else, they can always find you one! See main advert opposite.

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DIVAS

Boutique & Emporium

New Larger Premises!! Larger selection of Ladieswear, Menswear, Fancy Dress, Virgin Vie Cosmetics and Homewear, Pet Care, Music Department, Bed Linen, Computer Clinic, Ink Cartridges, Property Management, Organic Hair, Face & Body Products and so much more!!

Puente don Manuel (next to Moreno´s Bar) alcaucin www.karentaylor.co.uk tel: 618 928 852


NER ASIA FOOD NEW Many different sauces, pastes, noodles, mushrooms and more... Country Farmers Market Trapiche - Every Tuesday 10am - 2pm Phone: 65 65 77 878

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Get into the swing of spring and visit Nerja for a day out. While you’re there be sure to call in to the recommended businesses below. The staff at Veritys are offering a manicure and pedicure for only 25€ throughout the month of May, including a massage, moisturise and polish! Plus, you’ll receive a free upgrade to a Thai pedicure whilst stocks last. Get those toes ready for the summer! Veritys also offer a male pedicure for 14€. Ladies, send your men’s feet to Veritys and they will return them in much better shape! For an extra 8€ they give them a hair cut as well! Veritys also has intensive hair rehydration treatment for ladies at only 8€. Vibrotrim has been well received and we are able to offer competitive rates. Call in for a free demonstration. ink and Chips is on hand for all your computer needs. They sell ink cartridges, notebooks, customised computers and more. They even deliver direct to your home! Due to the constant demand of foreign residents, Andres Olivares recently opened a third shop in the centre of Nerja, Calle Chaparal, 2 (opposite Banco Santander) Nerja inhabitants and tourists can find a selection of sauces, biscuits, jams, pates and tinned food from all over the world. The new Olivares shop fits in perfectly with the philosophy of the company; to serve every client in an agreeable ambiance with a personalised service. If your PC or laptop is playing up visit Dotkom, a Toshiba certified laptop engineer with over 18 years experience. As well as repairs, Dotkom specialise in PC and laptop sales and accessories. They install Windows software in any language for XP, Vista and Windows 7. They also provide an internet and phone service. If your car needs repairing, or you want to have it spray painted, visit Jonathon at artucolor. Artucolour is a general mechan-

ics, offering car body repairs and body painting. Marrelo solutions s.L Legal Consultants has three offices in Nerja, Frigiliana and Benalmadena. Marrelo Solutions specialise in conveyancing and Spanish Inheritance. They have many properties available for sale and long term rentals. They are offering a 10 per cent discount on Spanish and UK wills throughout May and June. Blue Med Café Bar, on Burriana Beach, are hosting their last quiz night before the world cup starts! It’s on Friday 7th May, starting between 8.30 - 9pm We’d recommend reserving your table in advance. Join us for Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 4-6pm on selected drinks. Look out for the Match Day specials (on all matches), offering discounted prices on selected drinks. axces Property Direct is an advertising and marketing solution for those who wish to sell your property privately. Axces offers a range of services, from listing your property for FREE, to their Premier Service where they present your photos and create an impressive online property brochure for potential buyers to view. Come and see Glenn and Carlos at the Big garage. With over 40 years mechanics experience they speak English and Spanish and specialise in Land Rovers, and 4 x 4's. They can also give your car a full service. They use genuine Bearmach landrover parts and accessories and are easy to find. As you head down from the motorway turn right at the new Lidl exit, keep right and you’ll see them in front of you. Open all day Monday to Friday 9 5pm. For all your asian food products and only a short drive away, visit the Country Farmers Market, Trapiche. Get fast and reliable internet for only 29€ per month via televideo. With over 750 content clients, you can’t afford not to call them! For details on all the above see pages 72 and 73. And don’t forget to mention that you saw them in The Sentinella! And finally If you would like to get your business noticed in the Nerja area for as little as 20€ per month call 664 210 468 for further information.


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Book Launch Pen Press are pleased to announce the release of Death and Deceit, the new novella by local author Val Wingrove. Billed as “A moving story of love and betrayal, intrigue and murder, with the action swapping seamlessly between London and Maro, a small village on the Costa del Sol” - the book will be launched on 27th May at All That Jazz, Playa Burriana, Nerja, where Val will be signing copies between 5pm and 7pm. Join them for a complimentary glass. All welcome! About the book: A young woman discovers she has only a few months left to live. She decides to leave her home, her art business and her friends to face whatever comes along, and travels to the tranquillity of Maro, a place that is so dear to her heart. At the same time a young man is found dead, murdered in a London hotel room. Investigating the crime, Inspector Tim Walters and Sergeant Nobby Clarke stumble upon a serious fraud; at first it

would seem one has no connection with the other, but as the investigation unravels could artistic and economic worlds have collided with tragic results? Time to book a flight to Malaga to find out more… About the author: Val Wingrove was born in Ireland and seems to have inherited that Irish tradition for storytelling; this gift was honed by writing and telling stories to her children when they were young. Val now divides her time between her home in Surrey and frequent visits to Spain. She has drawn on her knowledge of the Costa del Sol, particularly Maro, to paint a vivid picture that many readers will instantly recognise. Death and Deceit is her first novel. Pen Press ISBN: 978-1-907499-04-3 £7.99 large print. Available from Amazon.co.uk and Smiffs in Nerja. About the event: Join Val, the author for a glass of bubbly to celebrate the publication of her book and ask her to sign your copy. See Pen Press main advert below


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Random Jokes Paddy and Mick go to London to donate sperm. It was a disaster! Paddy missed the tube and Mick came on the bus! ------------------------------------------------------Paddy calls Easyjet to book a flight. The operator asks "How many people are flying with you ?" Paddy replies "I don't know! It’s your f***ing plane!" ------------------------------------------------------Paddy, the electrician, got sacked from the U.S. prison service for not servicing the electric chair. He said in his professional opinion it was a death trap! ------------------------------------------------------Paddy and his wife are lying in bed and the neighbours' dog is barking like mad in the garden. Paddy says "To hell with this!" and storms off. He comes back upstairs 5 minutes later and his wife asks "What did you do?" Paddy replies "I've put the dog in our garden. Let's see how they like it!"

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Senior Dress Code Many 'Old Folk' (over 50) are quite confused today about they should present themselves. Feeling 'young'. Many try to conform to current fashions and present a youthful image. Contrary to what you may have seen on the streets, The following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided at all costs.

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Mind, Body, Spirit Hello. This month I’d like to introduce some of the basic principles of MindBody health & healing and respond to some of the letters you have sent in. A key concept is that physical symptoms and behavioural “disorders” are the result of deeper rooted imbalances or conflicts operating at the emotional level, and that these may stem from negative beliefs and thought patterns, which our minds are unconsciously “transmitting” to our bodies. We are all individuals, so while I can offer general advice as to the causes of health problems, getting to their specific root is a personal issue best addressed with the help of a therapist. (Q) "I have an itchy red rash on my arm which my doctor says is eczema. She prescribed me a cream, but it seems to be getting worse rather than better. Any ideas what might be causing it, or suggestions for an alternative cure?" Mrs Fletcher, Nerja (A) Generally speaking, skin rashes stem from suppressed emotional energy “venting” through the skin. Often this comes from deep hurt or anger, which has its origins in childhood or infancy and has been “buried” in the unconscious or cellular memory. Its persistent and irritating presence may have been triggered by a more recent stressful event. This acts as a wake-up call to address the original issue, which may be affecting other areas of your life and relationships as well. A pharmaceutical cream usually contains anti-histamines or cortisone, and even if it does succeed in clearing up the rash, will only force the underlying energy to find another

outlet, and may produce unpleasant side effects. A less aggressive herbal based cream may help reduce the itching, but a lasting cure requires getting to the root of the underlying emotional issue. Going into these cellular memories to heal the root cause is difficult on your own, and it is best undertaken with the help of a skilled therapist. However it is worth the effort and it will bring about improvement not only of the skin condition, but of your general health and happiness as well. (Q) "I have an eating disorder. Whenever I am alone in my house I raid the cupboards and stuff myself with junky food. After, I feel very depressed - at times suicidal. This is also affecting my weight, which has ballooned in recent years. I feel like a constant failure and I want these feelings to stop. Can you help?" Anonymous, Torre del Mar (A) Your compulsive eating of junk foods is an attempt to stave off the strong negative feelings you are suffering from, to fill the seemingly bottomless pit of depression and feelings of failure, and to bring some relief and comfort into your life, albeit fleetingly. Space doesn’t permit me to explain how such chronic emotional states can be healed and transformed, but I will return to this issue in next month’s edition. Until then, keep the questions coming in, and I will do my best to answer them. To book a healing session with Richard call him on 676 346 402. For further info log on to www.RichardWaterborn.com Email questions to: rwaterborn@eircome.net


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The Word Throne Continuing to look at a writer’s negative beliefs, The Word Queen discusses a fear that we are all up against; the fear of failure… Today I’m going to explain the fear of failure. This is perhaps the easiest fear to understand, as failure plays such a big role in our society. It’s a common trait that writers who are afraid that things might go wrong, or not turn out in the perfect way they had hoped, rarely start a project in the first place. To add fuel to the fire, if they take the negativity a step further and continue imagining scenarios where everything goes wrong, or reminding themselves about times when they feel they failed in the past, things generally become much worse. Fear is like a poison. It stops you from living the life you are here to live. Instead

turn the tables! Write lists of your achievements, or times in your life when you feel you have shone. If you can include any writing related achievements then even better! Read these lists over and over until the information sinks in and you can begin to feel good about yourself and your writing again. Feed that new you with a fresh creative writing project and watch your confidence blossom to new heights. Make the decision to have a book published, take action then watch doors open unto miracles. With Love The Word Queen xx Contact The Word Queen on 610 976 284, email info@thewordqueen.com, or log on to her website, www.thewordqueen.com (see advert below)

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Every Monday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Bingo 8pm. Call 685 552 529 Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 2pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Dale 600 783 870 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call: 685 552 529. Every Thursday Bar Triana Beckys Bingo, cash prizes 7.30 p.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 Tiffanys Roys Quiz with cash prizes. Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel 952 519 733 Every 1st Saturday of the month. Foodie Feast at La Vaqueria. Curry, TexMex, Barbeque or Buffet. All you can eat for 8.35â‚Ź. Bring your own booze and enjoy a fun economical evening! C/Arroyo limon, Benamargosa. Reservations 952 517 273 NEW!! Yoga Classes El Trapiche bar. 10.30 every Friday. All welcome. 619 800 702 Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel,Dale 600 783 870 The Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month from October to May. Meetings are at the Nerja Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, at 11.30, for a

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small consideration of €6. All lectures are in English. Call Jill Christian-Smith on 952 538 526/664 760 405 or jill.christiansmith@gmail.com Yo Jive Modern Jive Dance Classes have a great new venue in Torrox Costa. Classes every Tuesday & start at 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. Come and join us Tuesday nights at El Ancla de Cirilo, Calle de Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa on the N-340 between Nerja and Torrox Costa. Email: info@yojive.com Boot Sale on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, at Restaurant El Pantano, A356, Km30 overlooking Lake Vinuela. Call: Spanish 619 471 301 or English 669 600 419

Anne is a foster for the CAS animal charity and has an appeal on behalf of this charity. “We are always needing any dog collars, leads, beds, travel kennels, and food bowls for the abandoned dogs in our care. Blankets and towels are also very much appreciated. So please before you throw out those items, will you consider donating them to CAS?” Please telephone Anne on 952 030 445 / 655 542 064 and she will arrange to collect them. On behalf of the dogs, thank you for taking the time to read this appeal. Thank you Anne Wakelam


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Investments Direct UK In these days of notoriously low interest rates, having your money sitting in the bank isn’t a wise idea. But what if I told you that you can earn 15 per cent per annum on your money…paid directly into your bank account every three months! Too good to be true? Certainly not! Investments Direct UK are able to offer this interest rate by lending your FSA protected money to borrowers requiring a bridging loan. Your capital is very safe and secured against property in the UK through a solicitor who holds the deeds for the property. There are no hidden costs and no investment limit, so you can invest whichever amount you choose. What’s more, your capital can be released with just three months notice, with no penalty. Testimonials are available on request. For a confidential discussion ring Terry McCormick on: 951047911 / 659483561 See main advert below

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$$$ Share´oscope $$$ The hour has come. The clock hand has struck the spot! It's time to look through the Share'oscope to check out Mr Stockmarket's pick of the month. This month he has chosen European Goldfields. He has purchased 215 of these shares at 465p each. He told The Sentinella magazine: "The outlook for this company is very promising and if you're looking to take a step into investing in gold shares, this could very well be your answer." Last month Mr Stockmarket bought 222 Greggs Bakery shares at 450p each. These are now up to 489p each. Let's see if his success continues in the June edition...


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s n g i S r Sta Star signs by the one, the only…(drum roll here) Ms Mystic Mag…!

Lucky sign - A beggar who gives you money

Capricorn - Whatever you do this month make sure you eat lots of potatoes, because if you don't then you may regret it. Lucky sign - A new jacket!

Leo - Will you just shut up! You have developed an annoying habit of talking for Britain. Stop, take a breathe, count to three hundred and sixty seven, then continue. Lucky sign - Losing your voice

Aquarius - Your head is in cloud cuckoo land at the moment, so take it down pronto and get back to the reality that is life. Lucky sign - A lawnmower Pisces - Mercury and Saturn are bypassing the sun so avoid anyone with the letter E in their name like the plague. Lucky sign - Pregnant goldfish Aries - Your life has reached its peak and you feel on top of the world so enjoy it while it lasts. Lucky sign - Everything you touch in May will generate luck in some shape or form Taurus - Remember that old saying that persistence pays…well, just you keep at it and one day you will reap the rewards. Lucky sign - A nun with bleach blonde pigtails Gemini - Ants may get into your pants this month so if you feel a bit uncomfortable one day you'll know why. Lucky sign - The opposite of in Cancer - Your financial situation is looking a bit ropey, so get off your butt and find yourself a job.

Virgo - When will I, will I be famous? The answer is never so give up on that score and put your mind into doing something useful, like taking the rubbish out. Lucky sign - A food fight Libra - Often people worry about you as you bring a whole new meaning to the word strange. But strange is good so rejoice and praise the Lord Lucky sign - Pilchards Scorpio - Summer is coming up and you so desperately want to fit into that new bikini that perhaps you should start a new diet. The old one is clearly not working. Lucky sign - An empty glass Sagitarrius - You have developed the travel bug to which you Sagi's are prone to, but please mind the step! Lucky sign - An all-singing all-dancing Arab And if it´s your birthday this month beware of the Morris Dancers!!

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? n O s ’ t Wh a Royal British Legion Torre del Mar We meet every Wed between 12 - 2pm at the La Vega Rest. next to Mercadona supermarket. May Events, 4th Ten Pin Bowling at Ozone 7pm, 5th Weekly Meet, 6th Coach trip to Gibraltar, 12th Summer Fair at La Vega 12 -2pm, 14th Almunecar Market & Chicken Shack as opt. extra, 19th Weekly Meet, 26th Weekly Meet, 27th 'On Your Doorstep' - short walking tour, 31st May - 4th June Mini break to Lisbon 4* hotel + excursions 249€ Bookings 663 658 354, Welfare 628343198, Membership 617997095 rbl.torre-del-mar@hotmail.com. Web site at www.rbl-torredelmar.org.uk Lux Mundi Torre del Mar May events: 2nd Lunch with the Doyles, 11th &12th Visit to Patios of Cordoba, 15th Musical Guitar Evening with Dinner, 20th Trip to Gibraltar Every Mon 3pm-5pm German speaking afternoon. Every Wed 3pm-5pm Art Group. Every Thurs 3pm Reflexology - Informal Classes. Every Fri 11am-1pm Coffee morning & Boutique. Every Sat 5pm Catholic Church service. Every Sun 10:30am Anglican Service St. Barnabas Deposits required for all trips & events. For more information tel 952 543 334. Trapiche Branch of TRBL meets on Wednesdays at El Trapiche Restaurant at 12 noon. All weekly meetings have mainly free activities, May Events, 5th Weekly Meeting and Skittles, 12th Weekly Meeting and Beetle Drive, 14th Ploughman’s Supper and Bingo at El Trapiche Restaurant, 19th Branch Meeting and Lunch, 23rd BBQ with Jenny & Roger, 26th Table top Sale and Tombola For information call: Branch Information Gordon Reith 951 239 366 or Mobile 628 785 686. Social and Bookings Sue Reith 951 239 366 or Mobile 618

585 061 or at El trapiche Welfare Committee from 8am - 10pm 680 764 130 from 08.00 till 22.00 RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30 to 2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment and monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, and we welcome all new and existing RBL members. For more information please ring: 952 514 226 or 669 201 927 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. May Events, 6th All Chocolate Raffle & Social, 13th Quiz & Social, 20th Branch General Meeting & Bingo, 21st Shopping trip to Gibraltar, 27th Bob & Franks Music Quiz & Social. If you feel you would like to help with our Poppy Appeal please ring Harvey or come along to Bar Atila any Thursday lunchtime. For details of upcoming social events contact Barbara on 636 203 135. A very warm welcome will always be made to all new fun loving members. Branch Contact is 696 391 224. Harvey. Welfare Contact is 690 310 951 Dorothy. Social Contact is 636 203 135 Barbara CAS Events for May 21st Spring Fiesta at El Viejo Sótano (The Old Cellar), calle Los Huertos, Nerja. Full three-course dinner with wine and entertainment by Andy Time. Tickets 20€ 28th Quiz Night at All That Jazz, Burriana Beach, Nerja. Food available from 7.00pm and quizzing starts at 9.00pm. Teams of four. Entry 3€ per person. Reservations essential – book at the restaurant.

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What’s O n? 29th Scruffs Dog Show, Cómpeta at the Pavo Real, Cómpeta. Register dogs in 11 classes from 1.00pm – five euros per class. Judging starts at 2.00pm. plus stalls, bars, barbeque, giant raffle and more! 30th Cómpeta Quiz Night at La Roca, Cómpeta. Food available. Raffle and prizes. 7.00 for 7.30pm. Entrance 3€ TO RESERVE : Please telephone the CAS office on 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm). Out of office hours, please call Vera on 95 252 9670 / 630 003 450.

7.20pm. This is an enthusiastic group with a great diversity of talent in its midst so if you want to learn about a variety of therapies do come along. I am hoping that we can look at some of the recent changes in attitudes towards complementary therapies. If you would like to know more, or wish to attend, please telephone or email: Jenny Wright 680 500 073 or 951 321 613 jennywright04@googlemail.com

ABC Dance Club All raffle profit proceeds donated to the Childrens Orphanage in Malaga. Last Dinner and Dance of this season, Saturday, June 12th, El Trapiche Restaurant, Velez Malaga. New menu, tinto verano jugs on each round table of 8, 12€ per head. Enjoy a memorable and social evening. Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence and fun dances. Lessons, El Trapiche, Mondays, 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Wednesdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm. For more information call David on 952 531 259 Mobile 617 863 193. Tickets Sales email jacine@gonuts4free.com or call 952 510 096

RBL Colmenar 12th May - Cordoba, 16th June - San Miguel Brewery visit - followed by shopping at either Plaza Mayor or Ikea, 8th September - Sevilla contact Yvette Atwell on 951 313 090 / 676 680 337. Branch contacts:- Membership- Marjorie Keefe 951163071 Social Secretary -Marjorie Corbett 952037556 and Dorothy Whiteoak (Welfare) 690310951.

RBL - Los Romanes Branch NEW VENUE - La Vinuela Restaurant, Vinuela Village. We meet every Tuesday from 12.00 noon until 2.00pm at the above. 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 952 510 203. For other, contact Margaret on 951 167 600. Visit our website on: www.rbl-losromanes.org.uk FHT Axarquia Therapists Support Group The next meeting of this Support Group will be an informal get together at the home of Jenny Wright on Wednesday May 12th at 7.30pm. Meet at Bar El Charco car park, Los Romanos, at

Come Dancing for Cudeca. Next dance will be 11th June at El Trapiche Restaurant , Velez Malaga, 7pm for 7.30pm 10€, fish or chicken supper included. Usual mix of ballroom, Sequence, Jive, Latin American + Scottish dancing. Come along, have fun and help raise money in our raffle for Cudeca´s Hospice. 2,980€ already raised. For more info contact:Joyce on 616 046 713 Mike on 952 510 189 or email jjmunns@gmail.com Concerts in aid of Cudeca The Dyffryn Peris Male Voice Choir (from North Wales) celebrate 20 years of singing on the Costa del Sol by invitation of the English Evangelical Church Torre del Mar. Sunday May 9th at 11.30a.m. Celebration in Song at The Torre del Mar Hotel. Wednesday May 12th at 7.30p.m. Concert at St. George´s Church, Malaga. Admission 5€ euros. Thursday May 13th at 8.00p.m Concert at The Cultural Centre, Nerja Admission 8€ Call 952 033 800 or 645 980 630.

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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-torre see Nerja-Malaga times torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English anglican - Services - Inglesia de San Miquel (St Michael’s Church) Nerja - every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May). Short Holy Communion Service Wednesdays at 09.30am at the Church Shop, calle malaga, Nerja. Call: 952 521 339 / 952 522 460 Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Malaga - St George's Church 12 midday Sundays torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Centre 09.30am Sundays anglican communion. torre del Mar - Services in English - St. Barnabas IERE (Anglican). Holy Communion 11am. 2nd and 4th Sundays. Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. 6pm. Evensong 1st Sunday, all at Lux Mundi Centre, Calle Casa de la Vina, two minutes walk from the bus station. Tel: 952-030-461 (Priest) or 952 510 056 (Church-

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

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

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

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) : a h a h s e k o J A couple take on an 18 year old girl as a lodger. She asked if she could have a bath but the woman of the house told her they didn't have a bathroom and she could use a tin bath in front of the fire. 'Mondays the best night, when my husband goes out to darts', she said, So the girl agreed to have a bath the following Monday. After her husband had gone to the pub for his darts match, the woman filled the bath and watched as the girl got undressed, she was surprised to see that the lass didn't have any pubic hair and told her husband when he came home. He didn't believe her so she said, 'Next week I'll leave a gap in the curtains so that you can see for yourself'. The following Monday, while the girl again got undressed, the wife asked, 'Do you shave?' 'No', replied the girl. 'I've just never grown any hairs down there. Do you have hairs?' 'Oh yes', said the woman and she showed off her great, hairy muff. When the husband got back in she asked, 'Did you see it?' 'Yes', he said. 'But why the hell did you have to show her yours?' 'Why not?' she said. 'You've seen it all before.' 'I know', he said, 'but the bloody darts team hadn't'! ------------------------------------------------------After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Irish scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago. Not to be outdone by the Irish, in the weeks that followed, an English archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the Sassenach Morning Herald read: "English archaeolo-

gists, finding traces of 130-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 30 years earlier than the Irish". One week later, the Banffshire Courier in Buckie, Scotland, reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Clat, Aberdeenshire, Jock Broon, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely bugger all. Jock has therefore concluded that 130 years ago, Scotland had already gone wireless." Just makes you proud to be a Scot! ------------------------------------------------------My flight was being served by an obviously gay flight attendant, who seemed to put everyone in a good mood as he served us food and drinks. As the plane prepared to descend, he came swishing down the aisle and said...... 'Captain Marvey has asked me to announce that he'll be landing the big scary plane shortly, so lovely people, if you could just put your trays up, that would be super.' On his trip back up the aisle, he noticed this well-dressed and rather Arabic looking woman hadn't moved a muscle. 'Perhaps you didn't hear me over those big brute engines when I asked you to raise your trazy-poo, so the main man can pittypat us on the ground.' She calmly turned her head and said, 'In my country, I am called a Princess and I take orders from no one.' To which (I swear) the flight attendant replied, without missing a beat, 'Well, sweet-cheeks, in my country I'm called a Queen, so I outrank you. Tray-up, Bitch'

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Excellent News :) In August 2009, Fletcher, a 3 year old little boy from Torrox, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of life threatening brain cancer. His father Noel, made a heart-rending appeal, through various local publications, for funds to enable Fletcher to undergo a costly vital life-saving proton therapy, in Florida USA. At least 130,000€ was needed. Many folk, and various organisations responded to this appeal, both in Spain and the UK. Members and friends of Torre del Mar Evangelical Church combined with those at Torrox Park Community Church, held various fund-raising events including a bring and buy, coffee morning, cheese & wine evening and an auction. Raising a total of 700€. We were delighted to hear of Fletcher’s positive progress and eventual return to Torrox, in December. We were kept updated by reading the online diary found at www.friendsoffletcher.com Members of the church-linked Craft Group felt that the last few months had been hard for Fletcher’s big sister, Shannon. It can’t be easy for an 8 year old to deal with all the stress that is placed upon a sibling when a younger member of the family isvery sick and therefore receives all the focus of family. They decided to design and make a quilt especially for her. Girly

get Quizical answers 1) Femoral, 2) 11, 3) A tropical tree, 4) Russia, 5) A sailor, 6) A yarn, 7) The shoguns, 8) A ship, 9) A sauce, 10) The pod. hey Diddle riddle answers

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hOUsE sittErs available for Nerja area. Retired couple to take care of your home, pets and garden, for your peace of mind when you are on holidays etc. Available between Sept. and May. Terms are negotiable, and any checks welcome. Please ring or email for information. Tel.44 1490 41 2828, Email. ja.tj@virgin.net. PS. we have family in Nerja so visit frequently. DrEaM JOB: Nail technician / artist. Tel: 952 525 289 hOUsE sittErs aVaiLaBLE - Responsible English Sisters will look after your house, dogs, cats, plants, pool. Long term or Short term. Free in Nerja area, small charge elsewhere. References available. Contact: 634015902 iF yOU arE iNtErEstED iN VOLUNtary wOrk at Velez hospital, pop along to the desk where the interpreters sit, complete a form with your details. The head of the department will then call you for an interview. Or call 619 800 702 for further information.

Wanted DO yOU PLay aN iNstrUMENt? Melodenist, guitarist and caller are looking for musicians to form a fun amateur celilidh band to play at self organised barn dances in the Axarquia area. Interested? Call Stuart on 618 248 239 for a chat. FOOtBaLL - aXarQUia arEa (Alcaucin), 6 or 7 a side depending on Numbers. All ages (although Adult Team) To play against eachother once or twice a week. Location Alcaucin Sports Centre Non Profitable - Cost simply to cover costs of pitch hire. Call Dan on +447885715267 or email danny1hayes@gmail.com Once we have enough players I will contact you with further details.


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7,995€ o.n.o. Call stuart 606633970 rover hatchback 1.4si 5 door RHD Spanish plates Air-con, 97,000 miles One owner Oct. 1999 M.O.T til July 2010

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PaUL atkiNs Motor Mechanic, Body Repairs & Tyres offers the following; 2005 Peugeot Boxer Freezer vans x 2, Diesel, White, Spanish reg. Mercedes sLk230 2003, silver, exc. condition, spanish Chrysler Voyager 2002, Full leather, Top Spec. 5 TVs, 7 seater, Spanish, POA suzuki grand Vitara Diesel, 4x4, 2002, 5dr seat Cordoba Petrol, 1999, 5dr, Spanish Coming soon Motor Cross Bikes 50cc, 125cc, 200cc. New & Second hand. POA Breaking Jeep Cherokee, Freelander & Vitara. Most parts available Can´t sell your car, 4x4 then let me sell it for you. Enquiries all the time for vehicles. Stock changing weekly. Call: 663 515 341

hyUNDai saNta FE, 2.7 Auto, 2006 RHD Spanish plates, 12.500 miles, 2 years ITV, top of range, Silver, Excellent condition, 14,000€ o.n.o. Phone Alan 637 188 093, Torre Del Mar.

Items For Sale BaNkrUPt stOCk, Job lot of “Little Kiss” boxed bras and Knickers. (These retail at 60 - 90€ per set) 50+ sets. 300€. Call: 952 554 514 FOr saLE NEw iNkJEt Compatible Cartridges for Epson Stylus C44 Printer. 7 Colour Cartridges T037, 5 Black Cartridges T036. 30€ o.n.o. Telephone - 952 531 370 any afternoon. NEw MOUNtaiN BikEs, Mens Storm Optima, Ladies Strongbow. Both 18 gears. 75€ each. Ring 636 180 859


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Items For Sale (Continued) DrEaMs DOUBLE DiVaN. Little used, excellent condition 95€. Epson Printer 10€. Vinuela. Telephone 951 167 608 / 676 491 811 2 PrEtty haND PaiNtED bedisde tables, creamy apricot colour, 18” x 18” x 26” high. 50€ pair. Ring Suzie on 952 11 55 07 tOOLs gaLOrE Big owes/small owes, whatever takes your fancy. Mostly carpentry. Call; 618 721 660

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

tOrrEViEJa (ViLLa MartiN), 1 Bed apartment for rent. Sleeps 4, new UPVC windows with kitchen appliances on nice complex with pools. Sold as seen, £55,000 O.N.O. Call Mick on 0044 7770972725 email: thermawarm@aol.com or call Carmen on 662 378 911 or email carmen.cienfuegos@hotmail.com for more information. www.holidayrentalinspain.com hOUsE FOr LEt Or saLE. Charming town house in Riogordo. 3 Bed, fully furnished, Sat TV, telephone. €350 pcm or JUST REDUCED €159,000 NOW €135,000 Tel 600 248 795 tOrrE DEL Mar 3 Bedroom Apartment in sought after area, sold fully furnished. Ideal for family living or investment. 199,000€ More information on: www.axcespropertydirect.com reference AXTOR100 or telephone Rebeccah on 952 530122 tOrrOX PUEBLO LargE tOwNhOUsE 150sqm and terrace. In need of rebuild with plans. Paperwork in order. Call: 95 252 5830 / 609 931 224 35,000€ o.n.o. FOr saLE iN MarO Lovely free standing villa with stunning panoramic sea views. 3 bed, 2 bathrooms. Double glazing, air con, solar warm water heating. Close to shops and public transport. Fully furnished. Ideal for family living. ready to move in. Very reasonably priced at 240,000€ Call: 634 315 740 CaNiLLas DE aLBaiDa Reformed onebed village house, kitchen/diner, lounge with fireplace, bedroom, bathroom, roof terrace, parking nearby. 72,000 Euros. Tel: 0044 7789 352454


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ACCOMMODATION

AWNINGS

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

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

AIR CONDITIONING

wBabysitting service, Mature reliable lady, offers a babysitting service in the Viñuela and surrounding areas. Own transport, CRB checked, qualified 1st Aider, Reasonable Rates. Call Linda 620 566 402

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

BABYSITTING

ALARMS

BEAUTY & BOUTIQUE

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

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

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

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

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


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

BUILDERS wterence seaton & J Daniel - Renovations & Refurbishments. Professional builders with over 20 years experience. Tiling, painting, plumbing, electricity. Free advice, no obligations. Tel: 664 459 868. www.jdanielconstrucciones.com wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wspanish family builders for reforms, new builds, walls, pools etc. Good reputation with clients and known well in local town halls re: permissions etc. English speaking answering service. Please telephone: 660 144 402.

wMadercobrita Poligono la Panoleta, C/Juan Gris, Velez Malaga, 952 501 543

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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

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

COMPUTERS

CAR AND 4 x 4 PARTS wall Makes and Models Land Rover specialists, trade and public welcome. Nationwide delivery service. Call Tropical 4x4 on 951 707 785 www.tropical4x4.com

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

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

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

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

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Business Listing DENTISTRY

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE

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

wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, www.abaxproperties.com waxces Property Direct sell or rent your property privately. Save thousands in agents commission fees. Call or email: 0034 625 346 200. Email: info@axcespropertydirect.com Website: www.axcespropertydirect.com wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306, www.fleming-properties.com waxarquia Properties s.L Call; 952 554 235 or 626 038 851 Email: sally@axarquiaproperties.com www.axarquiaproperties.comEstate Agents wBuy a home spain/rent a home spain, Avenida Andalucia, 135, Torre del Mar. Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: info@rentahomespain.com Website: www.rentahomespain.com

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

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

ELECTRICIANS phone for help and advice 628 116 210 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 electrocutester@gmail.com wLakeside Property services, 24 hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357 wFrank Electric: Bulletins and projects authorised by industry. Under the new regulations 2003. New and rewiring of houses, offices, locals, projects. Aircon and Solar Energy. Free estimates on fix figure and working to deadlines. Reliable and work guaranteed. call: 669 009 821

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

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

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

HEALTH & BEAUTY wweight Control - Herbalife Independent Distributor, Bea Savory, 95 253 4795 Email: beasav@terra.es (business opportunity also available)


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Business Listing wweightwatchers Meetings in English. Nerja, Velez and Torrox. Call Candace on 952 549 607 or 626 672 493 for further details email: candace.edwards@weightwatchers.es

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

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

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

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

INTERNET SERVICES wriosat:sL, No landline required. High speed Internet and telephone services. Some areas free installation. Prices starting from as low as 20 euros per month. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: info@riosat.com Web: http// www.riosat.com wBroadband & Digital tV services Fast Reliable Internet - ONLY 29€ per month. Excellent coverage in all Campo & Urbanised areas- NERJA - TORROX - COMPETA MARO - FRIGILIANA & MORE NO landline required - 179€ one off install cost, 2Mbs high speed connection, 12 month or Pay as you Stay. Low Cost or Free Skype calls & set up. Money Back Guarantee.FREE CON-

SULTATION & SIGNAL TEST. Over 750 Contented clients on the network. CALL: 693 777 065 or 952 525 948 COMPUTER REPAIRS & SERVICING SATELLITE & DIGITAL TV SERVICES TELEVIDEO Personal Service since 1993. Call today or visit our shop in C/.Los Huertos 97. Nerja. (Near the Parador)

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

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

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


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PC REPAIRS

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

wComputer Problems? Call today, no fix no fee no call out charges, 26 years experience, Hardware, Software, Networking, VOIP, Internet TV, if it’s PC based we have a solution. Free impartial advice www.riofox.com Call Richard on 628 823 148

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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days a week. Call Tom on: 657 484 853

waxarCare™ Property Maintenance www.axarcare.com Tel :616-809-423

SHOPS

REMOVALS

wMoroccan goods, wholefoods, and a yoga retreat/classes centre. Drop into the cafe for tea and cake or vegetarian food. El Duende, 7 Los Ventorros de Comares, 29195. Tel 619800702 www.elduendeandalucia.com

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

PROPERTY RENTALS wtenants-All types of rental,holiday,long/short term lets etc.,Owners - Make sure I know about your property, Please ensure you have contacted me so that I can help you. Tina 0034 666135516 or Email: officespanishmanagement@yahoo.co.uk www.spanishmanagement.com wBuy a home spain/rent a home spain, Avenida Andalucia, 135, Torre del Mar. Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: info@rentahomespain.com Website: www.rentahomespain.com wProperties – call Pauline 619 58 9696 for your rental requirements in the Viñuela, Periana and Alcaucin areas. www.andalusiproperties.com We also offer architectural services and surveys and have a number of reasonably prices houses for sale.

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

SATELLITE T.V. wtotal satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. Email:philbraid@hotmail.com wsky shop torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wsat. Co. Sky and “Free Sat.” HD. Call us 7

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

SPORTS INJURY/MASSAGE THERAPIST wFully qualified in sports/remedial Massage. Ultrasound Therapy, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage. MHFST, IHHT, MICHT, Dip. AOR. Call Linda 620 566 402

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

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

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bathroom villa on a 300m2 plot in a quiet cul de sac in this popular area with private off road parking and 7m x 3m pool.

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