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The Sentinella Axarquia Edition No 136

December 15





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Tur ni ng Dr eams i nt o Real i t y For Sale

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Canillas de Aceituno

Superb 3 Bed 2 Bath Country Villa (195m² built 1,600m² plot), peaceful location, lounge/dining room, large fully-fitted modern kitchen, 3 double beds, 2 baths, utility area, second sitting room/occasional bedroom and a huge garage, spacious covered terraces, sun terrace, above-ground pool, mature gardens and a variety of fruit trees & adjacent plot of land with planning permission. Amazing low price

Sales Price: 149,950€

We have buyers waiting for quality properties, particularly near the coast or near to Lake Viñuela. If you have such a property, please contact us for a FREE listing and inclusion in our extensive marketing programme

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Beautiful 3 Bed 2 Bath Apartment (93m² built, 12m² terrace), ground floor, 3 double beds with 2 large baths, (master en-suite), spacious lounge/dining room, well-equipped kitchen, lovely terrace with views across the pool, terraces and also to the countryside and there is a further terrace by the front entrance, A/C, underground parking & a storage room

Sales Price: 139,000€



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For Rent


2 Bed 2 Bath Detached Villa (70m² built 300m² plot), close to Alcaucín, built to a very high standard. The house comprises 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room with fire place and a fully-fitted kitchen. It has a very covered terrace at the front overlooking the pool area and BBQ. The plot is fenced and accessed via a gated entrance

Rental Price: 550€ per month Merry Christmas

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The BHS Group Services We are here to help with any aspect of living or holidaying in Spain, from getting your NIE Numbers & setting up bank accounts to dealing with utilit y companies, helping with telecoms & TV ser vices and more specifically we have the following departments each with exper t help: Propert y Sales | Long-term Rentals Holiday Rentals Car, Motor Bike & Bike Rentals Building & Reforms | Property Maintenance Architecture Advice & Plans Investment Guidance | Tax & Accountancy Advice & Representation Legal Advice & Representation All kinds of Insurance

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Fantastic, two storey 3 Bed 2 Bath Villa, (130m² built 300m² plot), only a 5 minute walk from the beach, comprises 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a very spacious living room leading onto the terrace with built-in fire place and large f/f kitchen with dining area, spacious covered terrace, sunny terraces, driveway, lovely gardens and the property is fully fenced

Rental Price: 1,000€ per month email: Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414

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This month I’m slowly learning the impatient art of patience! I’m sitting here typing this editorial currently three days past baby’s due date. Every day I wake up and think, “Is today the day?” And then the day passes, and I go to bed feeling slighly more disappointed than the night before as I look at the empty Moses basket at my bedside wondering when there will finally be a baby lying in there! By the time this magazine has actually been printed and comes out I’d imagine baby will be here, but then it could even arrive in early December. One never knows when it comes to the mysteries of babies. And we still don’t know the sex, so it will be a wonderful surprise when we finally find out. I was secretly hoping to have a Scorpio baby, as that’s also my star sign so I feel like I have a mutual understanding of Scorpios. However, the Scorpio date has passed so one thing I do know for certain is that this will be a Sagittarius baby, which means that he or she will like to travel… apart from that I don’t know too much about Sagittarians but am sure I’ll learn a lot in the years ahead.

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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)

December, of course, is also the month of Christmas, and I say it every year, but it seems to come around quicker each time. Happy Christmas to all the readers and clients of The Sentinella – I hope you enjoy a fantastic celebration and a good old munch up, plus receive lots of presents.


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Strange News No doubt I’ll be busier feeding the new born than myself! Ah, the joys of parenthood that I have to look forward to :)



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Countries Of The World......................Page 20 Facts About Christmas.......................Page 30 Funny Letters To Santa......................Page 40 Christmas Poem.................................Page 58 Water..................................................Page 60 Useless Facts.....................................Page 64 Recipe Of The Month.........................Page 68 Amazing Marine Life...........................Page 72 Faceless.............................................Page 76 Celebrity News...................................Page 80 Fruit & Veg Facts................................Page 84 Funny Pics..........................................Page 88 Film Review........................................Page 96 Where’s Waldo...................................Page 98 Horoscopes........................................Page 99 Jokes................................................Page 106 Puzzle Pages...................................Page 108 Competition......................................Page 113

Lost Owl A disorientated owl has hitched a lift on a helicopter after flying more than 100 miles to an oil rig in the North Sea. Workers cared for the bird since it landed on the platform, and it was airlifted back to shore on the first available ‘copter. Lit is now being looked after by the SSPCA in Fishcross, Alloa, Clackmannanshire. "The owl is doing great after his lengthy flight," said centre manager Colin Seddon. The owl will be checked over before being released. "He is waiting for a vet check before going out to our aviary and, providing all is well, he will be released within the next few weeks depending on weather conditions." It is not the first time that a bird has needed a ride after taking a wrong turn and ending up on an oil platform – in June, a lost racing pigeon was rescued after crash-landing 160 miles offshore. Trigger happy An 11-year-old chocolate Labrador called Trigger shot his 25-year-old owner in the foot while they were out hunting. The enthusiastic pooch stepped on the 12-bore shotgun as it lay on the ground, setting it off. Allie Carter, of Avilla, in Indiana, had left the safety catch off. Ms Carter, who had not undertaken a hunter education course, needed hospital treatment for her injured left foot but was later discharged. The accident, which happened in the TriCounty Fish and Wildlife Area in northern Indiana, has led officials to remind gun owners to always have the barrel of the weapon pointed in a safe direction and to use the s a f e t y mechanism.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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De Cotta Law Running a business in Spain Those of you who run medium or small businesses in Spain will be hard workers with initiative and drive but sometimes red tape can overwhelm you, particularly if you are not familiar with the procedures and regulations. At a recent Business forum in London run by the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain the figures for new UK based businesses setting up in Spain were very encouraging. If you have an established business or are thinking of opening a business in Spain it is important to get your billing system in order. Before issuing invoices or fee notes, it is wise to check your contractual agreements or payment terms are clearly set out in your terms of business or on your invoices. On the basis that prevention is better than cure a consultation with a lawyer can help to ensure you are not left with unpaid bills owed to your company. However even the best regulated businesses can still occasionally have debtors and there is an accelerated procedure for dealing with these. With the original invoice or bill a demand letter will firstly be sent by your lawyer. If this remains unpaid the lawyer can commence a monetary claim by presenting the bill in court with a power of attorney issued by the company allowing them to act. If there is no defence to the claim then execution can be sought against assets. These assets can include property, bank accounts, cars etc. Where a defence is entered there has to be a hearing and this can increase costs, as if the claim is for more than 2.000â‚Ź you also have to appoint a court procurator. However your business would normally be able to recover some of the legal costs if you are successful. This applies whether you have incorporated a Spanish limited company or are working for yourself and registered as self-employed or autonomo. For more information please contact or call 952 527014.

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Winnie The Poo Signs that Winnie The Pooh Characters are on Drugs 1. Eeyore The Donkey doesn't care about anything, has slow reactions and demonstrates a lack of motivation – Marijuana 2. Piglet is afraid of everything and is paranoid of constantly being chased - Mushrooms 3. Rabbit gets into everyone's business and

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Ali, his family and staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! During the Christmas period we will be serving our normal menu. However Bookings are essential on New Year’s Eve!!

Eat as much as you like! 101 dishes cooked fresh 9.90€ inc. glass beer/wine Saturdays & Sundays12pm - 4pm SPECiAL 3 COURSE MENU


FREE Pappadam with Mango Chutney & Pickle Tray with all meals

Monday - Thursday Day & Night (except Monday lunch)

Poppadam & Pickles & a choice of starters Main course: chicken, lamb, prawn or vegetable: Korma, Madras, Vindaloo, Balti, Jalfrezy, Rogan Josh, Tikka Masala, Karahi, Biriyani or Tikka Chioce of Bread or Rice Takeaways available Menu del Dia Mon-Fri 12pm - 4pm Free Pappadam & pickle 3 courses €5.95 with veg. curry with takeaways €6.95 with meat/prawn curry

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Please mention The Sentinella when responding to adverts Differences between the land registry and the catastral office The main one has already been answered because the “Registro de la Propiedad” confirms the legal ownership of a property as well as (with the production of a Nota Simple) confirmimg the conditions of this ownership, like who owns the property, in which percentage, if is there limitations or charges (like mortgage, public auctions, Tribunal disputes, etc). The Catastro details will give you a better understanding of the boundaries of the property (usually in a visual form) and, size and description of the property. But, when you complete the building of a house over that land, then you must inform the Catastro (Council Tax authority), that over that land now there is a “house”, with determinate specifications. This is to confirm the Catastro that, where before there was only land, now there is a house. This process is called DECLARACION DE OBRA NUEVA. If you do not do it, you can have future problems. This updating of the Catastro was always a voluntary system so anyone who failed to update

their property in the Catastro (and therefore saved on the tax due) was doing nothing wrong. But, now, since 2014, it is OBLIGATORY. So, now, it has been established a period of 2 years (until 2016) to REGULARIZE and UPDATE CATASTRO. Catastro has noted that there is a high number of properties that are not updated in the Catastro database. Usually, these properties have under-declared size of building, or parts of the property (like pool, garages, or other parts of the house), not declared in Catastro, and, consequently, PAYING LESS COUNCIL TAX THAN THEY SHOULD. So, it is absolutely necessary that you ask for legal advice to check if you have to UPDATE YOUR CATASTRO RECORDS. The problem usually comes from rustic and country areas in which is very difficult to “coordinate” the information recorded in both cases. Thus, unfortunately, we have not a specific solution for problems between Catastro, Land Registry, and the real description, more than an individualised study of each particular case. get free legal advice on the catastral information of your property!

Rashid, his family & staff would like to wish their customers, a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!! BOOkiNgS ESSENTiAL FOR NEw YEAR’S EVE

Menu del Dia - 6.95€ (Vegetarian 6.50€) Monday - Friday 12pm - 4pm - 3 courses (including vegetarian) Help yourself Buffet - Sundays Adults - 10.50€ Children under 10 - 5€ / 1pm - 4pm

Includes various starters, mains, vegetarian dishes, rice and bread

Special Menu Monday to Friday - 10.50€

Choice of starter, Choice of curry, Rice or Naan / Tea or Coffee Avda Andalucia, Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar

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Open: 12.00 - 16.00 18.00 - 24.00 everyday TAJ Mahal Restaurant



1ST SUNDAY  OF EVERY MONTH (excluding January & August)

Should the market be cancelled due to bad weather, it will be held the following Sunday

Restaurant El Pantano (On the A356 towards Colmenar, km 30 overlooking the lake)

9.30am - 1pm 

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Asbestos - Have You Been In Contact?


obtain for them in full. I can also guarantee that all claims are dealt with by a qualified solicitor.

My name is Steve Woods and I am a solicitor based in Chester, UK, specialising in claims for asbestos related diseases. I have been dealing with these claims for over 25 years and I have been visiting people in Spain for the last four years recently having been to Competa, Benalmadena and Torremolinos.

I am happy to talk to anyone free of charge about their individual situation to see if a claim is possible.

If you are suffering with breathing problems it is important to have them checked out by your doctor. Investigations can show whether lung damage has been caused by exposure to asbestos and so it is important to make your doctor aware if you have come into contact with asbestos in the UK during your working life. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition or has breathing problems and has come into contact with asbestos in the UK please get in touch. You may be entitled to claim damages or benefits in the UK and I can help on a no win no fee basis. It does not matter if the person involved has died because a claim may still be possible. A change in the rules now enables a solicitor to agree with his client to take a share of any money recovered. A lot of solicitors now do this but I do not because I believe that my clients should receive whatever compensation I can

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interesting Facts - Long under English or British rule, Ireland lost half its population in the decades following the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s, becoming a nation of emigrants. Independence from Britain was declared in the Easter Rising of 1916. The rising was crushed and many of its leaders executed, but the campaign for independence carried on through a bloody Anglo-Irish War of 1919-1921. It was in 1922 that 26 counties of Ireland gained independence from London. The world famous Guinness beer is from Ireland, it originated in the Dublin brewery of Arthur Guinness. The Irish consume on average 131.1 litres of beer per year - the 2nd highest per-capita consumption after the Czech Republic. 88% of Irish citizens are nominally Roman Catholic. The Republic of Ireland has one of the highest rates of church attendance in the Western World (around 45% of regular Mass attendance).

A better place to live

Casa Klein

Scandinavian convalescent and retirement home Casa Klein is situated on a hilltop overlooking the mountains and sea, south of the town of Velez Malaga, just 7 minutes drive from the sea wWe value very highly the comfort and needs of our guests wOur motto is – Can this be your Home from Home? wWe never make anyone feel uncomfortable or compromised wWe are professionals and our staff can handle any situation “One of our goals is that Casa Klein will NEVER become an institution” Tel: 952 50 21 30 Mob: 679 167 168


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Merry Christmas and a happy and Peaceful New Year!!

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Starter motors & alternators repaired

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OPEN MON - FRi 9AM - 6PM Closed 25th Dec - 3rd Jan

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Do You Have Erosion Problems? We all love a success story. David and Anna have had so many clients share with them their success stories, acquire additional Vetiver plants, send photos of before and after planting, that they have decided to build a new page on their website to share customers images and their stories. Below is a photo of one example. One of their clients built a corral for his horses. The land that was pushed away to level the ground for the corral became a real erosion issue for him. He planted 400 Vetiver plants in rows and 35 months later the erosion had stopped. He then found out by accident that after cutting the Vetiver and drying it his horses loved it. So he is using it as hay. If you cut back regularly and keep the plants less than a metre tall you can cut everyday and have a replenishable source of high

CHIMNEY  SWEEP Be safe, have your chimney inspected and cleaned before you use your fire this winter


nutrient hay. After some of their own studies they also found that their worse producing olive trees are now their best. They had planted a row of Vetiver next to them. So now they are planting around every olive tree and also the fruit trees. They have found numerous studies that have shown that the fruit crop yields are 20-36% percent better with Vetiver near them. The reason is the root system is not only strong but they store water deep in the ground. There becomes a symbiotic relationship between the Vetiver and the other trees. The trees have access to the water from the Vetiver roots and the roots being so deep pull nutrients up that the other trees cannot reach. David and Anna would like to hear your stories. Photos are also appreciated. Let them know if you want to have your name or have your location mentioned. They have also added a page in the menu bar labeled “Growth.” They would love to add your stories and photos to the page. See main advert on page 46


indian Food & kebabs

Tapas Menu available 12pm - 5.30pm Vegetable or Chicken Pakora - 50c Onion Bhaji - 50c Chicken Tikka - 1€ Chicken Tikka Massala & Rice - 1€ Chicken Curry & Rice - 1€ (changes daily) wine, Beer or Soft Drink - 1€ --------------------------Special Menu 12pm - 4pm / 6pm - 1am Poppadum & mint sauce, Any Starter Any Main course (chicken, lamb, prawn or veg) Plain rice or Plain/garlic Naan bread

All this for just 10€


Tel Keith: 607 441 959 or Russ: 654 184 242


Doner kebab Special Prices; Pitta 3.30€ - wrap 3.50€ - Turkish Pizza 4€ - Menu 5€ ---------------------------

Open: Mon - Sun 12pm - 1am Free home delivery in the Torrox area (Outside Torrox min.10€ spend) 7pm - 11pm indian kitchen: 12pm - 4pm & 6pm - 1am C/ La Fuente, 6 - Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 538 614 - 647 220 813 - 632 854 169

Rumours Hair Salon would like to wish you all a very

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

We now welcome our new stylist Michelle Moorley who has joined Karen, Danni and Jade as part of the hairdressing team! Michelle has over 20 years experience in the haidressing field, holding both assessors awards. L’Oreal trained, Michelle is a specialist in colouring, perming, cutting & blow drying PAUL MITCHELL

Introducing “The Paul Mitchell Colour Mask” available in 13 colours. This treatment revives colour-treated hair, instantly brings back the glow and vitality of freshly coloured hair. The mask can be used to tone the shade of your existing colour. All the colour mask shades can be mixed with each other, we can easily create a unique colour for your hair. The Colour mask treatments can be used for refreshing the shade of coloured hair in between salon visits, evenings out and brightening lighter hair. This new service is available at Rumours Hair Salon, and added to your existing appointments. Only €10.00 Beauty Our Beauty therapists specialise in Relaxing Mini Facial, Celebrity lashes, HD brows, Waxing and Spray tanning. Nails Manicure, Pedicure, Paraffin wax treatment, Gelish Gel polish, Full set of Acrylic/Gel nail extension & Gel overlays. We offer complementary nail art with all nail treatments throughout December. Sports & Relaxation Massage Specialising in Sciatica, Shoulder, Upper and Lower back pain, Strained muscles, Hot stones therapy, Relaxation and Reflexology. Chiropody Our UK trained chiropodist is a health professional who specialises in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders. This includes toenail problems, corns, calluses and warts. C/ Villalatas, No.3, Puente Don Manuel (on the road to Vinuela) Open Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm Sat - 10am - 2pm

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Navidad By Laura Campbell from Sedella There is something wonderful but very strange about celebrating Christmas under bright sunshine and blue skies if you have been brought up in the North of Europe. As I sat at the beach restaurant, glass of wine in hand and watched my children play on the sand, I loved that I could celebrate the big day in such style. I took pictures and posted them on facebook and my friends and family in the UK commented on how lucky I was. And I am. However somewhere deep within it doesn't quite feel right. Halloween in the sun, yes, great! New Years day on the promenade, yes! Easter, watching the processions, yes! But... Christmas.. well I am not so sure. I have had 13 years of Christmas days here in the Axarquia. All fun, all family centred, some with rain and most in the sun. I have learnt about the Three Kings and whilst I was married to a Spaniard I virtually gave up on Santa Claus as I fitted in with the Spanish traditions and life. When I first moved here most local people did not have a Christmas tree and had the traditional "Belen", which is a Spanish version of the nativity scene in their house. As mentioned above, Santa did not exist and a stocking above the chimney was unheard of. The Spanish have other traditions such as having Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, present giving on the 6th of January and sweet Christmas treats such as turron and mantecados. All perfectly normal adjustments when you are living and adapting to a foreign country. However, Disney channel arrived in Spain and along with it many movies from the States. The Spanish people have fallen, just like us all, for the won-

derful magic of Christmas a la Hollywood. And I have to admit I am a little bit pleased. I am in love with a few of the old Christmas traditions I grew up with. Not only in love but I have a lust to pass these traditions on to my children. I will now admit that I am happy to live life the Spanish way but there are a few things I want to bring back into my life and with these recent changes in style over here I can unashamedly bring back my lovely tree, the stockings and I have even introduced my local neighbours to mulled wine, which went down well, as many of them worked in Germany years ago and remember the "gluhwein". So Christmas is pretty good, I have all the details back that I loved plus we enjoy the Spanish traditions. Malaga has some of the prettiest Christmas lights I have ever seen.One huge bonus about living in Spain is we avoid the huge commercial aspect that starts early in the UK, apart from a few adverts appearing on Spanish tv for perfume and chocolate you will only find a few shops selling Christmas decorations in October. It still feels strange, though. Why? I don't quite know. Maybe I do need that cold snow that is depicted in the movies, but then that is what so much of Christmas is all about, the movie scene and trying to make everything perfect. None of us can recreate that no matter how well we are guided by House and Home magazine or Nigella Lawson. I have my health, my family and happiness, that is what I shall be celebrating this Christmas, and after I watch the wonderful old Christmas movies on Paramount channel I will go and grab the dog lead and take my Spaniel out for a walk in the hills whilst the sunshine warms my back and give thanks that I can have it all.

Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you! Enjoy!

Merry Christmas


Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant - Torrox Costa EAT AS MUCh AS YOU LikE We offer an´all you can eat’ menu (as many starters, main courses & desserts as you want) all freshly cooked to order


Children under 10 - 6.50€ King Prawns not included

Masood, his family and team would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas a happy New Year! Bookings Essential for 24th, 25th & 31st Open everyday 12.00 - 16.00 / 18.00 - 24.00 Ctra Nacional 340 (next to post office) Torrox Costa Tel: 95 253 4972 / 632 637 470

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El Peñoncillo Tel: 952 532 587 Consultancy X-Rays Operating Room hospital Shop grooming Training home Visits Collection Service Clinica Veterinaria La Caleta Avda. Andalucia 126 Tel: 952 55 10 10 Clinica Veterinaria Algarrobo Costa Avda. Andalucia Local 8 Tel: 952 51 18 21

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Old One’s Are The Best!! You must remember these from the playground What do you call a sheep with no legs? A cloud What do you call a camal with 3 humps? Humphrey What do cows do for entertainment? They rent moovies! What does a fish say when it runs into a wall?

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DAMN! How do you stop a fish from smelling? Cut its nose off What do you call a fish with no eye ? FSH What do you call a deer with no eyes? I have no I-Deer What is invisible and smells like carrots? Rabbit farts

Ref. SH883

Nice Studio in Torre del Mar with sea views, bathroom completely renovated, fitted kitchen, living room with built-in wardrobes, glazed balcony, it remains furnished. Air conditioning with heating. Swimming pool and tennis court, just 100 metres from the beach.

The apartment is completely renovated and furnished. It is in a residential area with car parks, gardens, tennis court, mini golf and pool. It consists of living room with terrace, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. The apartment is in the centre of Torre del Mar and just a step from the beach.



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Facts About Christmas Trivia facts about Yule time...... “Silent Night” was first sung as part of a church service in Austria. A guitar was used because the church organ was so badly rusted it couldn’t be played. In Germany there are many different characters for Christmas. Nikolaus comes on December 5th and on December 24th when the actual opening of the gifts is happening, they have been brought either by Knecht Ruprecht, Weihnachtsmann, or the Christkindl, (Christ child) wich is an angelic child dressed in a white and or golden dress much like a long nightgown. It has wings, and has usually a small horse or a donkey as a companion. In Germany and some other western European countries, St. Nicholas, or Nikolaus comes on the night from the 5th to the 6th of Decemer, where children have their boots all shined and clean in front of a door or window. He will leave toys, nuts, oranges, apples and chocolate for the good children. The bad child get a branch to be used by the parents to punish the child. In North America, children put stockings out at Christmas time. Their Dutch counterparts use shoes.

Guatemalan adults do not exchange Christmas gifts until New Year’s Day. Children get theirs (from the Christ Child) on Christmas morning.The poinsettia, a traditional Christmas flower, originally grew in Mexico, where it is also known as the ‘Flower of the Holy Night’. Joel Poinsett first brought it to America in 1829. When distributing gifts in Holland, St. Nicholas is accompanied by his servant, Black, who is responsible for actually dropping the presents down their recipients’ chimneys. He also punishes bad children by putting them in a bag and carrying them away to Spain. The day after Christmas, December 26, is known as Boxing Day. It is also the holy day of St. Stephen. In Armenia, the traditional Christmas Eve meal consists of fried fish, lettuce and spinach. Christmas has different meanings around the world; Christmas Eve in Japan is a good day to eat fried chicken and strawberry shortcake. Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday, and the tradition began in 1836.


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Daimalos, pronounced Die Malos, is a very small village which is part of the municipality of Arenas on the Mudejar Route. It is 47 kilometres from Málaga and just 14 kilometres from the sea side resort of Torre del Mar. Known for its Oloroso wine, strangely the village doesn´t even have a bar! Although most households have their own homemade version which they are happy to share! It has to rely on its next door neighbour Arenas for all its amenities. Daimalos is probably most famous for its Fountain of Love! A small watering hole situated on the right as you drive up to the top of the v i l l a g e . Fuente Perdida is an arab fountain from the 12th century during the Marinid dynasty. The water in this fountain is supposed to be an aphorodisiac and legend has it that if a single person drinks from the fountain they will be married shortly afterwards! Probably not that unlikely as the village only houses about 100 people! This fountain is mentioned in the Daimalos set-


tlement books as early as 1561. Villagers believe that if you are already married drinking from the fountain will help you conceive and the flowing water is supposed to increase sexual power! Not to be forgotten is the Parish Church of La Concepción with its seventeenth century minaret rising high above the church with its belfry silhouetted against the sky. In 2004 this Minaret was designated a Cultural Asset by the Government of Andalucia. Life in Daimalos is tranquil and happy (possibly due to the effects of the water!) not many houses come up for sale here as once ensconced in the village most people are happy to stay. To get to Daimalos the easiest way is via Arenas, keep going and round the next bend you will discover its cluster of white houses, apparently clinging together for fear of falling off the hill! Take you camera and a water bottle (or two) Then once you are done sightseeing, head back to Arenas for tapas or lunch in the bar/restaurant on the right hand side on the way out, just by the statue of the Mule.

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Cava - with little mouth enjoyments 1st course 1. Apple & Onion Paté - 2. Prune Paté with Prune and  confit of onion - 3. Paté with crispy mushrooms - 4. Paté with  coconut & pineapple - 5. Paté with spicy celery 2nd course Spanish consomme soup 3rd course Fish soufflé with King Fish & Langostine cream sauce  4th course Quails with traditional extremely fine Belgian stuffing prepared with chicory in Belgian beer and new potatoes 5th course Wild Meat marinated in red wine and cream sauce with fennel  & cheese sauce, brussel sprouts & bacon, baked tomato with thyme  & port, carrots, peas and glazed onions in worcester sauce,  broccoli in cream sauce and sweet potatoes  6th course Homemade cake filled with homemade custard cream, marinated raisins and flambéed banana served with fruity rum sauce,  ice cream and whipped cream Entrance to this special event will be 60€ per person A deposit of 30€ to be paid 2 weeks before For more details and reservations please call: 615 733 605 Free return taxi in Puente don Manuel area

TORROX Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy Peaceful

Deutsche Bäckerei german Bakery

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Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 7.30am - 2pm Closed at 13.00 on Wednesdays Closed Sunday until March

Pies and cakes for every occasion. Typical German pastry f.e. Pretzel, Crumble Cake, Rye bread and a lot more!!! homemade Dundee Cake and Christmas Biscuits

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Unisex Professional hairdresser Tues - Fri 10am -2pm / 3.30pm - 6.30pm Sat 10am - 2pm (Closed Mondays) Tel: 610 876 127 Erica Villegas Estilistas Torrox Costa C/Centro Internacional - Bq77- No. 2 Torrox Costa (behind furniture store)





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TORROX Unisex Professional hairdresser with experience in two of the most top named hair salons in Nerja Erica has now opened her own salon in Torrox Costa!!! Erica Villegas. Erica will give you a very warm welcome and is fluent in English and is Spanish speaking. Facebook: Erica Villegas Estilistas Torrox Costa/E-mail: C/Centro Internacional - Bq77-nr. 2. Call: 610 876 127 Tejidos Belen specialists in cushions, pillows, accessories, interior and exterior decoration. We repair your sofas and terrace furniture to measure. Call 952 531 732 or 617 553 880 Pol. Cortijo Amaya Nave 13 Torrox Costa. The german Bakery have been 10 years in Torrox. They offer a wide range of products eg: German bread, rolls, pasteries, cakes, sandwiches, sweet snacks & fresh coffee. The bakery offers daily fresh bread & bakery products. Orders can be placed by phone, email or sms. Be prepared for Birthdays and special occasion cakes. Special orders can be made as late as two days notice. Our products are made from the finest of ingredients which allows you to enjoy a healthy balanced diet. We only use natural products without flavouring or additivies. We have something for everyone, & special rates for events and functions Raza hotel have excellent facilities for your Dog, Cat or Rabbit, the perfect Hotel for your pets while you are away. In the countryside your dogs can enjoy secure outdoor play areas with toys provided & kennels with indoor sleeping area & outside run. For Cats, large catteries with cosy beds, toys & activities to keep them occupied. The Raza Hotel also offer a safe place to leave your Rabbit or Parrot as well as providing dog grooming services. Open 10am-7pm, 7 days a week. If you would like to visit, Paco & Antonio would be happy to show you the facilities. For more information call: 952 52 5417, 646 75 24 63, or email: or visit the Russells British Store always have a great stock of favourite British products. We also have our vegetarian selection back in stock as well as our normal frozen food section. Popular ciders such as Scrumpy Jack as well as Guinness, lager & Crabbies ginger beer. Cleaning products, toiletries, pet food, greeting cards & more. Every month we have special offers in store so please call in to see our offers. If we haven’t got something you are looking for please ask & we can try and get it Calzados Pradas for real leather shoes made in Spain! Avd. El Faro No. 2. Call: 609 526 912 or email: calzadospradastorrox@gmail.com44


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Have you been to Caribe on the Paseo Maritimo, a fantastic location with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean? Enjoy delicious food with menu del Dia 7.50€-2 courses or 9.50€-3 courses includes a drink per person (beer, wine or soft drink. They have a special offer homemade cakes & a coffee-3€ & fantastic homemade gateaus & a new 3 chocolate gateau to enjoy, great with a delicious coffee. Fresh fish cooked Andalucían style, pizzas, value meals such as Pinchitos de Cerdo de Pollo only 5.50€. Paella is available from 1.30pm everyday (pre-orders only), includes a soft drink or small beer or glass of wine, bread, Alioli. Takeaway-available. Caribe can even cater for weddings & birthday parties with celebratory cakes made to order. Call in to find out more. Fischhaus - Nordsee Fish Deli Weekly fresh deliveries from the North Sea Coast. Smoked fish from our own Smokehouse in Torrox. Salmon breakfast every day from 10am. Open Mon - Fri 10am - 7pm and closed Saturday and Sunday. Kitchen open until 6.30pm. Tel: 637 041 155 to find out more.


Viveros Amberes garden Centre Autumn is here and they have everything you need to make the most of your garden this Autumn/Winter. visit or call 952 532 496 Rebeccah Curtis wellbeing Centre The centre is open Tues-Sat 10am until 6pm. Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Commercial B, No. 16 Torrox Costa, Tel: 952 53 01 22 &  651 956 284 Contact Lewis insurance Services for reputable buildings & contents insurance, car insurance, private medical insurance, pets insurance, funeral plans, cars bought & sold, call Mark on 653 322 392

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Funny Letters To Santa Dear Santa, I lost my list of toys, so please just send me the stuff that you forgot from last year. Todd

Actual Santa letters... Dear Santa, Please give me a doll this year. I would like her to eat, walk, do my homework, and help me clean my room. Thank you, Jenny

Dear Father Christmas, What should I leave for your reindeer to eat? Do they like cookies, too? My mum won't let me bring hay into the living room. Your friend, Sandy

Dear Santa, Thanks for the race car last year. Can I have another one, only this time one that is faster than my best friend's race car? Ricky Dear Father Christmas, I wish you could leave a puzzle under the tree for me. And a toy for my sister. Then she won't want to play with mine and I can have it to myself. Merry Christmas, Cassie

Dear Santa, I need a new skateboard for Christmas. The one I got now crashes too much. Band-aids would be OK too. David

Dear Papa Noel, Could you come early this year? I've been really super good, but I don't know if I can last much longer. Please hurry. Love, Jordan

Dear Santa, Would you rather I leave you cookies and milk or pizza? Dad says you'd probably like the pizza. Write back right away to let me know. Love, Lisa

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Homemade Tapas available every day changing daily - 1€ Thomas & Kerstin would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Christmas Day 5 Course Dinner - BOOKINGS ADVISABLE  NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY!! 10am - 3pm / 6pm - Late / Thurs & Fri Special menus Sunday 1pm - 5pm (After 5pm - Bookings only) Closed Wednesday For more info call: Thomas or Kerstin

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Angels On The Christmas Tree Angels on the Christmas Tree The fairy at the top of the Christmas tree was originally a little figure of the baby Jesus. In the late seventeenth century in Germany this became a shining angel. In Victorian Britain, little girls would take the angel down after Christmas and dress him in dolls' clothes. Eventually the angel turned into a thoroughly female fairy, complete with wand. The transformation was boosted by the pantomimes that became popular in the Victorian era - and, naturally, included a good fairy in the cast. Cherubs hung on trees, represent the angels who heralded the birth of Christ. The star, which forms one of the most important ornaments of the Christmas tree, indicates the guiding star which led the shepherds to the new born Jesus Christ in the stable in Bethlehem.

Stars have knocked angels off the top of the nation's Christmas trees. Demand has fallen so much that some street retailers have dropped angel tree toppers from shops this year. A decade ago angels were still outselling star tree toppers but now stars outsell angels more than 10-fold.Making Angels at Christmas Snow Women Make Your Own Christmas Angel Every child should make a Christmas angel! Use a ping-pong ball for the head, but you can also use an egg. As for the body, you are spoilt for choice with cardboard, polystyrene, Styrofoam or old rolls. For the wings, you could use ribbon, lace or other suitable fabric. Then you can have fun painting your angel. Use rough painting for the body, but use careful brushstrokes when painting the face.

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Art Exhibition - Velez Malaga 29th - 31st December Artist Carmen Aros originates from Chile but moved to Spain in the 70s. Three years on, she moved to England where, in her 30s, she discovered painting “10 years ago my husband and I decided to move to the Axarquia so that we could spend more time on art,” she explains. “I've been painting for a long time but have only consistently dedicated more time to it over the past year.” Carmen’s husband Peter makes frames for her pictures and they tend to be an integral part of the work. “I use acrylics mainly but lately I have been experimenting with Chinese ink,” she continues. “In the past I have used other materials such as sand, textiles etc; my work is abstract or semi abstract.” Carmen has had no formal training, but was mainly inspired by painters Paul Klee and Kandinsky.” I tend to use strong colours – no doubt something to do with my background,“ she adds.” Where I come from – Punta Arenas in the Chilean Patagonia – we used to paint our houses in all kinds of vivid colours. When I start

a painting I usually have an idea in my head; usually someone else’s work which I find interesting. However the finished work rarely resembles what I originally had in my mind! This might be a source of frustration or delight but there’s nothing that cannot be painted over again, modified or adjusted in some way.” Carmen has had several exhibitions both in England and Spain; her last one was in July in Sala San Francisco in Velez. You can visit Carmen’s exhibition in Velez Malaga, Calzada de herrera 6, from 12 noon - 8pm from Tuesday 29th December until Thursday 31st December. See main advert opposite for contact details

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Random Jokes An old farmer went out and bought a new pair of boots. He got home and tried to get his old lady to notice them, but she didn't. So he went in the bedroom, took off all his clothes, and came out wearing only the new boots. "Notice anything?", He said. "All I can see is a limp w****". She replied. "Yes, but look at what its pointing at, My new boots". He said.

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"Huh" she replied, "Then you should have bought a new hat"! ------------------------------------------------------------Please remember a doggy is not just for christmas....Its a great position all the year round!! -----------------------------------------------------------Our local cinema is putting on a screening of the new James Bond film especially for dyslexics...................respect !!

BEAUTIFUL LADIES AND GENTS VINTAGE WATCHES all pristine, often unworn and still boxed from the 60´s to the 90´s Omega-Tissot-Tag Heuer-Movado-Longines etc. All my watches are inspected by a jeweller before being offered for sale


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Christmas Poem Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Grandma got run over by a reindeer Walking home from our house Christmas eve You can say there’s no such thing as Santa But as for me and Grandpa, we believe She’d been drinkin’ too much egg nog And we’d begged her not to go But she’d left her medication So she stumbled out the door into the snow

They should never give a license To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves Grandma got run over by a reindeer Walkin’ home from our house, Christmas eve You can say there’s no such thing as Santa But as for me and Grandpa, we believe!

When they found her Christmas mornin’ At the scene of the attack There were hoof prints on her forehead And incriminatin’ Claus marks on her back Grandma got run over by a reindeer Walkin’ home from our house Christmas eve You can say there’s no such thing as Santa But as for me and Grandpa, we believe Now were all so proud of Grandpa He’s been takin’ this so well See him in there watchin’ football Drinkin’ beer and playin’ cards with cousin Belle It’s not Christmas without Grandma All the family’s dressed in black And we just can’t help but wonder Should we open up her gifts or send them back? Grandma got run over by a reindeer Walkin’ home from our house Christmas eve You can say there’s no such thing as Santa But as for me and Grandpa, we believe Now the goose is on the table And the pudding made of fig And a blue and silver candle That would just have matched the hair in Grandma’s wig I’ve warned all my friends and neighbours Better watch out for yourselves

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Until 22! The story of Oana.... I’ve had problems with the language ever since I moved to Spain, but I've felt the Spanish want to help me to learn more easily as they are so friendly. I've watched soap operas over and over, until one day I went to the fruit shop and I said everything perfectly! After that it was nice when I could start a conversation with Spanish people and I began feel integrated; they make you feel so welcome. But. Do I want to live here from now on? Do you ever think that your life is here, in a foreign country? That you will only go to your "home” country for holiday, that your job, new friends and plans are here in Spain? Sometimes I just feel like going home, but then I ask myself, “Where is my home?” Lots of people would say that home is where your soul is, but then, all our family is "home.” So do you want to go back, or do you want to make your own way?


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Celebrity Wedding As a few of you may know, I’ve recently come back from a stag week and the following wedding of my good friend Glen and his lovely wife Charlie What I didn’t realise however was just how popular Glen was in the celebrity world! He is a very good friend of Keith “Cheggers” Cheg-

Unfortunately it wasn’t all hunky dory for the stag, as after a couple of days having it hard and fast, poor Glen aged by 30 years! See pic right On a lighter note again and at the wedding, we were all very startled by the appearance of the famous ‘look-a-likey’

George “Hurricane Higgins” Jamieson, who gave everyone a signed photo! The team at The Sentinella would like to win, seen here above on the stag in Poland and I must say, he was a very nice chap.

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Chicken fajita drumsticks and Mexican corn salad

One night after a date, a guy takes his girlfriend home. After kissing each other goodnight at the front door, the guy starts feeling a little horny. With an air of confidence, he leans with his hand against the wall and, smiling, he says to her: "Honey, would you give me a b*****b?" Horrified, she replies "Are you mad? My parents will see us!" "Oh come on! Who's gonna see us at this hour?" "No, please. Can you imagine if we get caught" "Oh come on! There's nobody around, they're all sleeping!" "No way. It's just too risky!" "Oh please, please, I love you so much?!?" "No, no, and no. I love you too, but I just can't!" "Oh yes you can. Please?" "No, no. I just can't" "I'm begging you..." Out of the blue, the light on the stairs goes on, and the girl's sister shows up in her pajamas, hair disheveled, and in a sleepy voice she says: "Dad says to go ahead and give him one, or I can do it. Or if need be, Mum says she can come down herself and do it. But for God's sake tell him to take his hand off the intercom."

A really easy way to feed six people. Just put the chicken in a roasting tray with the spices and let the oven do the work. Wrap it up and you're good to go! ingredients • 12 chicken drumsticks • 1 tbsp paprika • 1 tbsp ground cumin • 4 garlic cloves • 1 tbsp vegetable oil • 6 large tortilla wraps For the corn salad • approx 200g tin sweetcorn, rinsed and drained • 1 red pepper • 2 spring onions • half a lemon, juice only • salt and pepper Preparation method 1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Tip the chicken into a large roasting tray and sprinkle over the spices. Lightly crush the garlic, leaving the skins on, and add to the tray with the chicken. Drizzle with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until the chicken is lightly charred on the outside and perfectly cooked inside. 2. While the chicken is cooking, make the salad. Tip the sweetcorn into a bowl then finely chop the pepper (removing the seeds) and add to the bowl. Finely slice the spring onions then add to the bowl along with a squeeze of lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 3. Shred the chicken from the bone and then wrap in tortilla wraps either with the Mexican salad, or with other salad items of your choice, leaving the Mexican salad to serve as a ‘side’.

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We have been travelling east, slowish time through Spain and France with Christmas in the UK in mind. The Autosleeper Duetto is running well, we stay off the main autovias and toll roads as far as possible

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One thing we find perturbing is these poor young lady fruit sellers (sometimes two together) by the side of the road, usually on a chair, sometimes strutting impatiently. The problem they have is they have sold all the fruit they started the day with but they have to stay by the roadside waiting for someone to come and take them home! Poor things. One enterprising, feisty, busty, young lady has branched out into selling mattresses. She was sat by the Transit van with the rear doors wide open. She must have had a good day, she only had one mattress left!! Good on you girl, keep it up. Anyone wanting a mattress, try driving up the N340 in Spain or even the D9 in France but better go early....

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Abogada Solicitor - Torre del Mar The new regulation applicable on the inheritance of foreigners in Spain A new European rule, Regulation (EU) No 650/2012, has been approved with the aim of improving and clarifying inheritances and movements of individuals across Europe, and Spain is part of it. Since 17 August this year, it applies to all inheritances in the countries which signed up, except UK, Ireland and Denmark, where their original rules of succession still apply.

vidual’s preference that their succession should be governed by the law of their country of nationality. Therefore, unless a resident in Spain has drawn up such a will, his or her succession will be governed by Spanish law. It is necessary to bear in mind that this has strict rules in place to protect the interests of the deceased’s family and descendants. Consequently, it is now legally binding to sign a will before a Public Notary if you live in Spain and do not want Spanish Law to rule your inheritance

It means that the laws of succession in an individual´s habitual country of residence will apply when they die – even for citizens of non-Member countries if they reside within the territory of any of the European Member States. For instance, Spanish law will apply for a Brazilian or British citizen if this person normally resides in Spain.

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Dating from prehistoric times, the lancetfish is yet another weird-looking creature which lives in our deep oceans. While they don't have the long history of hagfish, lancetfish just looks like something from the Mesozoic Era (250-65 million years ago).

In many respects, it looks like the offspring of an barracuda and sailfish, mixed in with an eel! They are found in all oceans except the polar regions, and are often caught by accident by commercial fisheries when long-lining for tuna. A fanged lancet fish was washed up a North Carolina beach last May – they normally live at great depths, and are rarely seen by humans. Comparatively little is known about the biology of the lancetfish.

They can measure up to six-and-a-half feet (2m) in length.

Its dorsal fin is long and very high and is soft rayed throughout. It has a slender body that is flattened from side to side and is silver in colour.

Their distinguishing characteristics include six fang-like teeth, a long streamlined body and an abnormally large dorsal fin.

Other than the fact that the lancetfish is oviparous (egg-laying), its reproductive system is still somewhat of a mystery.



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Amazing Marine Life (Continued) Its narrow body and silvery coloration would provide a good cover and the large dorsal fin would provide acceleration. Since it has a large mouth and sharp teeth it can engulf the prey before it would have the chance to escape. A giant digenean parasite, Botulus microporus, lives in the intestines of lancetfish. Studies made on stomach contents determined that the lancetfish feeds on planktonic crustaceans, squid, salp, and other fish. It has a large mouth and sharp teeth – adaptations for a life of predation. It has watery muscles that are not suitable for fast swimming therefore it is believed to be an ambush predator.

Opah, fur seals, sharks, albacore and yellowfin tuna prey on the lancetfish. The flesh of the fish is edible to humans but it is watery and gelatinous.


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The World’s Oldest Christmas Tree

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The Story of the World's Oldest Christmas Tree. Janet Parker of Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, probably has the world's oldest artificial Christmas tree. It has been in her family since 1886! The miniature tree originally cost 6d (2½p), and is 12in high

What do we want O.C.D When do we want it When I’ve tidied up ------------------------------------------------------------A lorry load of flour has been shed on the M4 near Swindon. Police have called in Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry to see what they make of it. ------------------------------------------------------------How many Countdown contestants does it take to change a BLIHBULGT? ------------------------------------------------------------Paddy takes two stuffed dogs on to the Antique Roadshow. "Ohh," said the presenter,"This is a very rare set,produced by the celebrated Johns Brothers who operated in London at the turn of the 19th century.Do you have any idea what they would fetch if they were in good condition?" "Sticks!" Paddy replied

Because Mrs Parker can establish its provenance through family letters and photos, representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records, have agreed that it's the world's oldest artificial Christmas tree. It was her great aunt, Lou Hicks, who gave the tree to Mrs Parker. The present owner said, 'It amazes me to think it's been appearing every Christmas since Victorian times. It's still such a lovely decoration.'

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La Vaqueria - Benamargosa Well last month I talked about mangoes so this month should, strictly speaking be avocados but with the weather being so mild nobody around La Vaqueria is picking yet. The longer everyone can hold out and the more rain we get, the fatter the fruit will swell and hopefully the more money they will be worth So instead, guess what? Yes, Christmas!!! When I first came to live in Benamargosa Father Christmas was relatively unknown and no presents at all were given until 3 kings day on January 6th. In our household we had our traditional 25th December Christmas but ate beans on toast when the children were little giving us more time for playing, only as they grew older did we go for the traditional dinner with all the trimmings and still we told them that good old Santa had phoned the kings to tell them this house was done so they didn't need to come too! Nowadays I wonder how my Spanish neighbours are coping as every year the adverts on the TV start that little bit earlier, shops start the

commercial hype and as far as I know, they now have 2 days to come up with gifts. So as not to be left behind, La Vaqueria has lots of lovely gift ideas, mosaics, paintings, hand made cards and a new line of hand made childrens toys from ages 3-10yrs. we can also provide you with a voucher if you have someone in mind who might enjoy one of our workshops or classes. And to top it all off our CHRISTMAS DO will be on Sunday 20th with live music, live entertainment and parlour games after your Carvery dinner with all you can eat buffet. If I don't see you then have a lovely time and I shall look forward to seeing you next year! Please remember that we are shut all of January and will re-open on the first Tuesday of February. Happy Christmas! See main advert on page 100


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Helping Axarquia Monthly Update Self-employed workers are legally authorised to receive the unemployment subsidy and run a business. Last Saturday, 10th of October, the reform of the Spanish law Ley del Trabajo Autónomo (self-employment law) entered into force. Among the most relevant measures of this law, the extension of the “flat rate” for self-employed workers is included. The contribution amount for common contingencies is fixed at 50 Euros for six months. Self-employed workers who benefit from this incentive may also hire other workers without losing this right. Another change is the extension of the possibility to capitalise up to 100 % of the unemployment benefit in order to facilitate investment and initial costs payment when starting a business—formerly, the unemployment benefit could be only capitalised up to 60 % if the unemployed person was over 30 years old.

Likewise, all self-employed workers will be allowed to combine for nine months maximum the unemployment benefit payment and their registration in the special scheme of self-employed workers (Spanish acronym RETA). Previously, this possibility was exclusively reserved to unemployed under the age of 30. For more information, please write to The information provided in this article is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues.


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On the mend Comedy legend Bob Mortimer is recovering in hospital after a triple bypass operation. The star – known for being one half of comedy duo Vic and Bob – was forced to cancel the first leg of the pair's upcoming tour. The 56-year-old had been due to take to the stage in Glasgow for “25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer: The Poignant Moments.” The funnyman's sidekick Vic Reeves said: "I'm so pleased the operation has gone well and Bob is fixed. Many thanks to the surgeon." Bob's spokesman said: "He now needs several weeks to fully recover, but he very much hopes to be fit and well enough to perform the second leg in January next year." The father-of-two has previously spoken about suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which could confine him to a wheelchair.

n't really upset me. People always say 'have you or haven't you?' But it's my business. "It's my face. So what if I have or haven't?" The star isn't just plagued with plastic surgery rumours either, though, as she's also revealed that she's constantly hit with claims she's expecting a baby with husband Mark Wright. She told Now magazine: "If I breathe out, I'm pregnant. If I wear a poncho, I'm pregnant... I get it a lot." Bailiff showdown Former Towie star Ricky Rayment has landed himself in a spot of bother after bailiffs arrived at his house in Brentwood demanding payment for a debt.

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Joke Book Still available!! Yours truely has put together a joke book containing 84 pages of solid jokes & funnies. No pictures, no spaces, just pure unadulterated laughter. A great stocking filler!!!! “A great read” “I couldn’t put it down” “Tears were rolling down my face” “I literally laughed my socks off” Now reduced to clear at just 2€, it’s a must buy to keep by the loo! Available at the Trapiche Market on Tuesdays or The Friday market in Puente don Manuel. Alternatively, email: or call Tony: 664 689 138

Argentinian Beef What makes it so good? The finest beef and excellent preparation The beef’s quality is derived from the grass the cattle feed on. Contrary to other countries, the majority of Argentine cows are not fed on grains in feedlots but are raised eating luscious grass, principally in the humid pampas, the biggest beef producing region of the country where open flat plains dominant the landscape. Dinner at a traditional Parilla (grill restaurant) demonstrates the country’s fondness for beef. A typical menu will offer around a dozen different cuts of steak, from the leanest and most expensive, lomo (tenderloin), to the fatty flank (vacio) and entraña (skirt steak). Try this wonderful meat at Torre del Mar’s own Parilla, Fogon del Pibe which is situated in Avenida Tore Tore. Here you can savour the roasted meats over the open log oven and choose to eat what you see! See advert on page 66


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Spa Day Raises Money For Hungry & Homeless On Saturday 24th October, holistic therapists from the region gave their expertise, free of charge, to raise money for the hungry and homeless in Malaga A Spa Day was held at Hotel las Orquideas in Los Romanes, where six therapists offered treatments as diverse as reflexology, reiki, tui na and acupuncture, re-connective healing and rebalancing massage. As a result, €400 euros was raised on the day, and the Vineula Meditation Group has donated another €50. In addition, Leila Pearce has been holding fund raising music events during the summer, raising a further €380. A total of €830 will be paid to the Los Ángeles Malagueños de la Noche bank account. The event was organised by Maggie Culver who regularly collects donations and delivers food to Ángeles de la Noche in Malaga – a centre where the poor and homeless are fed daily. The therapists who generously gave their day and their services to the project are: Eileen Roberts, Mukta Cameron, Maggie Culver, Gaby Engelberger, Tracey Webb and Sue

Stevens. Huge thanks to Monica from las Orquideas who allowed us to use their function room free of charge. Over the last three years, our spa days have raised €2950. Work has started on building the comedor (eating place) in Malaga so that the charity will no longer be handing out food on the street. Currently they feed 2000 people a day. There will be a musical event in Malaga, on November 11th to raise money for the charity, organised by Food For Change. More information on the charity can be found at:


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& t i u Fr Facts s Veg Date Dates are a tasty and beneficial treat which can be enjoyed all year round – not just at Christmas!

when soaked in fresh goats’ milk for the night and then ground in the same milk with a mixture of cardamom powder and honey, becomes a very useful tonic for increasing sex endurance and sterility due to functional disorders. Dates are known as an excellent remedy for alcoholic intoxication. Dates provide quick relief for hangovers – they should be rubbed and soaked overnight for getting more nutritious values from them. They are beneficial for curing abdominal cancer, and work as a useful tonic for all age groups. They can work better than prescription medicines, as they are natural and do not have any side effects in the body. They can be easily digested and used for supplying extra and needed energy. Eating just five 5 dates per day gives you a good source of iron.

They are termed to be a laxative food, and therefore beneficial for people suffering from constipation. For getting the laxative effect from dates, you need to soak them for one full night in water. You should consume these soaked dates in the morning like syrup in order to get their actual advantages. The nicotinic content that is present in the dates is said to be beneficial for curing any kinds of intestinal disorders. Continuous intake of dates helps to maintain a check on the growth of the pathological organisms and thus, helps in the rise of friendly bacteria in the intestines. Dates are said to be a part of healthy diet. They consist of sugar, fats and proteins as well as many essential vitamins. One kilogram of dates contains almost 3,000 calories. These calories alone are sufficient to meet the daily requirements of a human body. They are quite helpful in maintaining your heart in a healthy condition. When soaked overnight, crushed in the morning and consumed, dates prove to be quite advantageous for weak hearts. They help to fortify the heart, if taken twice a week. Dates are even beneficial for increasing sexual stamina in the human body. A handful of dates,

You can make a date smoothie too: In a blender, mix dates, milk and ice cubes to make a healthy smoothie.

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Funny Christmas Card Quotes Humourous........ Remember that the important thing is not what you give, or how you wrap it. The important thing, during this very special time of year, is that you save the receipt.

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People Who Come And Go People Who Come And Go – Mandy & Paul In their twenties, Mandy and Paul, from the UK, holidayed in Spain and fell in love with the people and the country, and at that young age, they made up their minds that this was where they wished to retire one day. In 2002, they decided they could continue to dream or they could make it a reality. That year, after much travelling in Southern Spain, they finally bought a perfect view - and a pile of stones that was once a house! All this time later, they have just finished building their beautiful home and moved in in November this year. It only took 5 years to obtain planning permission, and the day after they paid their licence fee, the town hall rescinded their permission! It took another year of endless paperwork and battling, but on the 19th February 2013 they finally achieved full planning permission and were able to begin the restoration project. Asked if they have learned something from this experience, Mandy is quite clear. “If we knew then what we know now, we'd never have started this renovation project. Building on rural land is SO difficult now, even when you are just retoring! But we have had a crack team of

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Christmas In Spain Most people in Spain go to Midnight Mass or 'La Misa Del Gallo' (The Mass of the Rooster). It is called this because a rooster is supposed to have crowed the night that Jesus was born Most families eat their main Christmas meal on Christmas Eve before the service. The traditional Spanish Christmas dinner is 'Pavo Trufado de Navidad' which is Turkey stuffed with truffles (the mushrooms, not the chocolate ones!) After the midnight service, people walk through the streets carrying torches, playing guitars and beating on tambourines and drums. One Spanish saying is 'Esta noche es Noche-Buena, Y no Es noche de dormir' which means 'Tonight is the good night and it is not meant for sleeping!' December 28th is 'DĂ­a de los santos inocentes' or 'Day of the Innocent Saints' and is very like April Fools Day in the UK and USA. People try to trick each other into believing silly stories and jokes. Newspapers and TV stations also run silly stories. If you trick someone, you can call them 'Inocente, inocente' which means 'innocent, innocent'. 28th December is when people all over the world remember the babies that were killed on the orders of King Herod when he was trying to kill the baby Jesus. New Year's Eve is called 'Nochevieja' or 'The Old Night' in Spain and one special tradition is that you eat 12 grapes with the 12 strokes of the clock at Midnight! Each grape represents a month of the coming year, so if you eat the twelve grapes, you are said to be lucky in the new year. Apart from Christmas, there is another festival that is celebrated in Spain that is about the Christmas Story. It is called Epiphany and is celebrated on 6th January. This is the twelfth night after Christmas. In Spanish, Epiphany is called 'Fiesta de Los tres Reyes Mages': in English this means 'The festival of the three Magic Kings'. Epiphany celebrates when the Kings or Wise menbrought gifts to the baby Jesus.

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s e p o c s Horo by Juanita Banana of ARIES: March 21-April 20 December is a time for Arians to use their adaptive capacity to recover balance and put aside small depressions. Let love take centre place to put a smile on your face and infect others around you. Beware of a jealous neighbour or colleague and don´t give away future plans TAURUS: April 21-May 21 Taureans love to stand up for what´s right but during December you should exercise caution and stay away from fights and arguments! Instead, with joy and solidarity, this is a good time to put energies into helping, or giving, to a charity. You could experience luck in gambling and in beginning a diet or fitness routine GEMINI: May 22-June 21 News of a distant relative will help transform your life. Rather than envy, try to admire and emulate people who do well on their own merit. Mood swings need to be controlled in the home environment, taking care to put aside any resentments CANCER: June 22-July 22 Cancerians have the prospect of unexpected travel. December is a positive month for you, during which you can gauge, then take risks to achieve, what you wish for. To reap financial benefit, take a little time to reorganise work and incorporate new elements LEO: July 23-August 23 Although strangers may leave you perplexed, December is an excellent month to call and take part in meetings, sign contracts and put people in place. Pressure at home needs to be dealt with, rather than allowing your feelings to be drowned with work VIRGO: August 24-September 22 During the first part of December, you experience self doubt and profound inner thoughts making you quieter than normal. Friends will entrust you with information and opportunities to share events, both of which surprise you. Not

a good time to mix work with emotion LIBRA: September 23 - October 22 December could be a difficult month for Librans helped if, rather than speaking or acting impulsively, you ensure you respond to emotional and other blows with maturity and wisdom before speaking or acting impulsively! Take care not to let health issues go untreated SCORPIO: October 23 - November 21 A passionate month for Scorpio, bringing an eagerly awaited emotional reunion. The arrival of someone new, two or four legged, in your life is indicated. Some outstanding documentation or a contract can now be finalised SAGITTARIUS: November 22 - December 21 Your perseverance and moderation pay off as December brings Sagittarians job opportunities not to be missed. Go for it and don´t be afraid to leave the routine. If someone wishes to argue, you are best to just listen, think and keep silent. If you learn not to over-insist, people will do as you suggest CAPRICORN: December 22 - January 20 Take measures to prevent diminishing your vitality, with exercise, prayer, positive thinking and good nutrition. Don´t let pride allow you to ignore a lesson from someone whose experience and wisdom is valuable. If looking for a romantic relationship, keep in mind that love first needs to grow AQUARIUS: January 21 - February 19 Aquarians should exercise caution with health during December, especially respiratory ailments including colds and flu. If something isn´t right, get to a doctor! Take care with expenses, particularly over the festive season and follow your intuition with a partner PISCES: February 20 - March 20 To avoid discomfort and ailments, a healthy diet is important for Pisceans this month. You and a partner or close friend will need to respect each other´s space and be lenient this month. Outdoor activity would be of great and positive benefit


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s iary e t a D he D on T Whatu´sr area? r o o F in y Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call to reserve a table 663 393 987 Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, C/Dr Maranon, Torre del Mar. Quiz night with a difference. From 8.30pm. Hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call to reserve your table 952544362 Nerja History Group meets the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 Oct 12 POCAPECUNIA, the Charity shop in aid of the Love A Child Foundation, has reformed the shop and is twice as big now. We are still always in need of clothes, household items, paperbacks, CD's and DVD's. Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10am to 1.30pm. Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja (between the Parador and Hotel Villa Flamenca).

Golf: TOGS (Torrox Golf Society) if you would like a friendly but competitive game of golf each Sunday morning at Baviera, then why not join TOGS, possibly the friendliest Society on the Costa. Email: or call Captain: George Clay on 625 936 814 Colmenar Social Club. We are a small social club based in the western part of Axarquia. We meet every Wednesday at the Arco del Sol in Colmenar at 12.30pm. We enjoy regular outings, quizzes, bingo and annual specials such as our plant sale and murder mystery evening. Non members are welcome. Marjorie on 951 163 071 Short Mat Bowls. The Nerja Short Mat Bowls Club is now operating in the hotel Jimesol, Calle Chaparil, Nerja on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1.45pm to 4.15pm. New members welcome. Contact Marian on 952 523 754 or Malcolm on 952 520 579 for more details. -" The Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar will be holding their traditional Christmas Carol Service at 5.30pm on Wed 16th Dec at the church of San Miguel (Iglesia de San Miguel) in Plaza Andalucía, Nerja. De Cotta Law is sponsoring the choir, and invites everybody to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies after the service. There will be a charity collection for Save The Children, and De Cotta Law hopes you can contribute to this good cause.

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Da For Thetes Diary Scottish Country Dance Classes Every Tuesday evening from 7.15pm - 9pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, for all levels, with or without partners. For further information please contact George Bain on 619 069 966 RBL - Nerja We have regular lunches on the 1st Friday of each month at “La Pena Parda “restaurant in La Herradura and at Al Andalus hotel in Maro on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Non members are most welcome and should contact Marilyn on 952 526 423 ( or Dave on 654085811 ( to book, also anyone interested in joining the Legion. RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment & monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, & we welcome all new and existing RBL members. Tel: 603 879 308 Volunteers needed. The Costa Animal Society needs your help, particularly with their efforts at the Sunday car boot markets in Nerja and Almuñecar. If you have some time, and especially if you own a 4x4 or other large vehicle, your assistance in transporting and selling goods on a Sunday morning would be much appreciated as both these markets help raise much needed funds to care for rescued animals. If you can assist CAS in any way - fund raising, airport runs or fostering - please call Wendy at 660 271 984 or Vera at 680 315 880. SEEKING CHARITIES - People helping People Do you know of any SPANISH Charities (O.N.G) who help people and are seeking funding? The American International Club is currently seeking Spanish Organisations who are seeking assistance. The organisation will be presenting a donation at the Dia de Residente event this April in Nerja. If you are aware of an organisation that assists Spanish people, please send an email with contact information to Coral CoraXalia Do you like singing? We are inviting new male and female singers to become members of the local choir, Coral CoraX alia. Good atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances, social events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals on Thursdays 17.30 - 20.00 in Vinuela village, Casa de Cultura. Plenty of free parking. Come and join us! For more information, call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish Local choir “CoraXalia” has the pleasure of inviting you to 2 Christmas concerts, 1. San José Church in

Viñuela Sat 12 Dec, 7pm and 2. San Salvador de Nerja church (on the balcón), Sat 19th Dec at 8pm. 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish La Vaqueria Benamargosa Every wednesday learn to draw and paint. Art classes at La Vaqueria, Benamargosa. 11am-1pm, 10€ includes refreshments and home made cake! Every Thursday Art & Crafts Class at La Vaqueria 11am - 1pm, lots of fun, refreshments included. Every first Sat of the month La Vaqueria has a mosaics day for all levels. 3pm 7pm costs 20€ with materials & meal incl. Live Music, live entertainment and parlour games at our CHRISTMAS DO on Sun Dec 20th from 2pm. All you can eat carvery and buffet with our regular minimum of 15 different dishes to choose from policy. We have been taking bookings for the last 6 weeks so please don't leave it until the last minute, although we will try to squeeze you in! the more the merrier HO HO HO Nerja Philosophical Group Our November meeting is on the 16 November at 11.30am in the Social Salon in Capistrano Village, Nerja. The subject is "Islamic Fundamentalism and Islamophobia" and Noni Schuemer-Lowrance will lead the discussion. All welcome. Further information from Tom Bryson 699 170 931 4th Dec at 8pm, the Competa based choir "One Voice" will be presenting a Christmas Concert in the Chapel of the Tanatoria in Competa. The concert will be directed by our Choir Master - Eusebio Pita Venegas and will consist of many well known Christmas songs and Carols. There will be an opportunity for the audience to join in with the singing of carols. Also, once again, you will be able to hear the wonderful voice of Eusebio as he will be singing a solo! No charge for entry but any donations will be given to a local charity. Do come along nd get yourselves in the mood for Christmas. or telephone 618 362 356.


Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Vinuela Ecological Farmers Market Opp. the Pharmacy. 1st & 3rd Sat each month. 10.3014.30. Fresh Handmade organic produce. Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Chutney & Jams, Sweets, Tarts, Bread, Pasta & Fresh Sauces, Mustards, Olive Pate, Natural Soap, Fertilizer, etc

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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar For information on events tel. 663 658 354 We meet every Wed at La Vega Rest Torre Del Mar next to Mercadona E-mail: / Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Mon through Fri 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail; Web: Please also see the web site for daily activities in the Centre. December events and excursions. Mon 7th Dec – Centre closed for Fiesta. Tue 8th Dec – Centre closed for Fiesta. Fri 11th – Coach Excursion to Malaga, Christmas Lights, Belenes (Nativities) and Tims Choir Concert. Visit the beautiful nativities set in different religious and public buildings in Malaga, such as the Town Hall & Cathedral, also see the many Christmas illuminations of the city, especially in the Larios. You are also invited to join the congregation at 20.30h in the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Church, Malaga, to listen to The International Music Society Choir, under the direction of Margaret Williams sing carols in Spanish and English and also hear a short piano recital. There will be time for refreshments during your visit to the city and why not try the Churros and Hot Chocolate. On the return journey to Torre del Mar the coach will take you to visit “La Mosca” area, situated on the outskirts of Malaga, famous for its unique Belen, which is built into the mountain side. It is approximately 20 mts long and is one of the main touristic attractions. Ticket price 10€. All proceeds to fund raising. Departure times Viñuela (football pitch) 16.00h, Algarrobo (Lidl) 16.25h, Caleta 16.30h, Torre del Mar (bus station) 16.35h. Mon 14th, Tues 15th and wed 16th Dec - Coach

Excursion to Seville – You stay at the 3* Hotel Eurostar Regina3, half board basis. Price 165€ p/person sharing a double room and 198€ for a single room which also includes insurance and tourist bus pass. A deposit of 50€ is required when first booking and the balance to be paid by first week of Dec. All proceeds to fund raising. Departure times Viñuela (football pitch) 8.15h, Algarrobo (Lidl) 8.40h, Caleta 8.55h, Torre del Mar (bus station) 9.00h.Tuesday 15th Dec - Photography Group. Time at the Centre 16:00h. Ticket price 4€ per lesson available at the Centre. Proceeds for Fund raising. Thursday 17th Dec - Coach Excursion to Gibraltar.Ticket price 12€ available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15am, Caleta 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED. Phoenix Club meet every Tuesday in the Restaurant above Supersol (nr the Police Stattion) Torre del Mar from 12.00 midday to 1.30pm. call Gail 951 067 723 Rooters Gigs for December Saturday 19 December: Restaurante Maria at Hotel Balcon in Competa, from 8.30pm To reserve a table call 952 553662 New Years Eve: El Cortijo, Competa, from 10.00pm - 11.00pm in the restaurant and from 11.30pm 2.00pm in the bar. To reserve a table call 952 553647 or just call in for a drink The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday from 12noon to 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant ( on the Velez to Vinuela Road) All are welcome to come and meet friends and make new friends. Pop in and see, a warm welcome awaits. call: 680764130 Sabina Restaurant Almunecar - Special Scandinavian Christmas Dish - “Janssons frestelse!” Served Daily from 17th December - 10€ per person. Christmas Day - Turkey Lunch. Traditional Dinner - 10€ per person. New Years Eve Special Menu. Please Book in Advance. Four Courses, with bottle of wine & Bottle of Cava (per 2 persons) Traditional 12 Grapes & Party Bag! - 50€ per person. See main advert on page 58

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What’s O n? CardioDance: Learn to salsa, cha cha, swing and hustle to an aerobic workout. Dance classes also held in all these, plus rumba, salcha and choreographed routines. Call 606 086 300 Come and Learn to Dance Ballroom & Latin American Dancing (11 different dances). *New beginners class 8.30-10.30pm (class and practise)*. Improvers, Intermediate classes and private lessons from 7pm or, just come and dance on a large floor 9.00-10.30pm. Qualified, v.experienced, patient teachers. Have fun learning or improving! Bar & friendly people. Partner not necessary. Cafeteria Avenida (near Police Station & petrol station) For more info call Eric and Jennifer 95 252 3599 (The Nerja Dance Club) The American International Club is a social club open to all nationalities which spans the area from Almunecar to Torrox and beyond. Activities include tapas runs, monthly excursions, petanque, coffee mornings, dinners and walks. The Club raises funds for Spanish charities and each year makes a significant donation to a local organisation as a way of saying "thank you" to our host nation. Our motto is "If it isn't fun, we don't do it". To join in the fun email: Los Romanes Royal British Legion. We have changed our venue and day. We now meet in BAR ATILA, PUENTE DON MANUEL, every Tuesday commencing Tuesday 10th February. "We are a small branch with a big heart". For 2015 we are looking to increase our membership, So if you are interested you will be made very welcome. You don't have to have been an ex member of the armed forces to join. Our aim is to have some fun, quizzes, bingo, beetle?, whilst making money for the RBL Poppy Appeal. Interested? then please contact the Branch Secretary Joyce on 692 551 385. Move It To Music! classes take place in Nerja on Saturdays 11-12 noon, at the Time Sport Gym, Avenida de Pescia 21, Nerja. 5€ per class. This is an informal and friendly dance fitness class, ideal for the newly-retired. For more info contact 675 846 217 Amigas de Casa is an English speaking women's group, who meet on the second Thursday of every month at Venta Talillas in Vva del Trabuco. The

meetings are from 11am till 1pm. Every month we have a speaker and or demonstrator. These are very varied...... Xaviera Hollander to Roger the Laird (whiskey talk with tastings) with a very wide variety in between. Although based in Vva del Trabuco we have members from as far afield as Salar, Antequera and Colmenar. 952 031 478 or 660 628 056 e-mail is The 'Big Cats' are coming. We are a group of Jaguar enthusiasts living in Spain. We hope to meet once a month or so for a meal and a good old chat about our JAGS. On occasions we will organise something a little more special, Mystery Tours or Weekends Away. The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club is the largest Jaguar Club in the world. The Club was formed in 1984, by members of other Jaguar Clubs, for the enthusiast who not only used, but maintained or restored their SS, Jaguar or Daimler. For more info contact Philip Wray on 669 434 457 or Join El Valle! El Valle is one of Axarquia’s most successful and longest running social clubs. We are based in the Lake Vinuela area, 10 km inland from Velez Malaga, and most members live fairly locally but we also welcome people from the coast and further afield. At our monthly meetings you can find out about our wide range of activities that range from the cultural and gastronomic to quizzes, games and films. We also organise days out and short trips away. Through its members El Valle has links to groups that enjoy a variety of pursuits including leisurely scenic walks, more

energetic cross-country hash runs, photography, quad biking, drama, bird watching and dancing. So whatever your interests El Valle has something for you! We meet on the first Mon of each month (apart from Aug when we take a break!) at the Camping Bar, Lake Vinuela. Please visit for directions. Meetings start 7:30 but we start arriving from 7pm so come early and introduce yourself so that we can help you make the most of what El Valle has to offer. You can also meet us on Fri mornings from 11:30-12:30 at Meson Sara at the Puente don Manuel crossroads to join us, book an event or have a chat. You can also visit our website:


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-Torre see Nerja-Malaga times Torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English Services at inglesia de San Miquel (St, Michael's Church) every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May) and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel, Chinasol). There is a short service of Holy Communion Wednesday's at 9.30am in the Church Shop, Calle Malaga, Nerja. Details of how to find the churches are also available in the Church Shop. Priest in Charge: Father Geoff Johnston Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sundays Tel: 952 219 396 Velez-Malaga - Capilla De San Jose, Calle Linares 7, Velez-Malaga. Sundays 10.30.

Local Police : 091 guardia : 062 Fire : 080 Website Tel 952 407 050 Anglican communion. Torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at 11am, Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). Roman Catholic - Torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), and 18.00pm. Sunday Anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE) 11am. Morning prayer 1st & 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays. Torre del Mar Evangelical Church Torre del Mar Christian Community Church (Presbyterian in partnership with the Spanish Evangelical Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30 in Calle San Andres, 29 in Torre del Mar. Everyone will be very welcome. Pastor Steve Anderson Tel. 654884658 Puente don Manuel - El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11 am. Midweek activities - Pilates - Mon 1pm-2pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Charity shop/books open Wed, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm. Bible Study Thursday 57pm. We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliara, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. Taxis Torre: 653 917 004, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 653 917 004, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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Tourist information Nerja: 952 521 531 Torre del Mar: 952 541 104

Telefonica Dial 1002 to report a fault on the line. For general enquiries dial 1004

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 & Camping Vinuela Ctr.A356 KM30. Thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral Saturdays: Caleta de Velez , Competa & Benajarafe, Algarrobo Costa, Opp Lidl (1st & 3rd Saturday each month) Sundays: Malaga

Airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804

Consulates Uk Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2º- Malaga 902 109 256 or 913 342 194 ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nº15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Palma de Mallorca, 57 Edif. Castillo San Louis, bajo 29620 Torremolinos 952 380 888 germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 Sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197 Chemists

Airlines Shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. water Supplies Velez Malaga: 952 506 450 Nerja: 952 520 154 Malaga: 952 135 013 Railway Stations Malaga: 952 360 202 granada: 958 271 272 Town halls Torre and Velez: 952 500 100 Torrox: 952 538 200 Nerja: 952 548 400 Competa: 952 516 006 Rincon: 952 402 300 Malaga: 952 135 000 hospitals Nerja Ambulatorio: 952 523 131 Velez Malaga: 951 067 000 iTV Call: 902 702 727 - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am - 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am 12.45pm


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Scouser Tony T. Section Warning Facebook will begin stealing your underwear at midnight tonight if you don't copy & paste this message in the next hour, forward it to everyone in your mailing list, print a hard copy for your Nan & call your Auntie Ethel if you don’t do this Liverpool will win the prem! This is real. I got the message first hand from Elvis who was having lunch with Bigfoot, while riding the Loch Ness monster. It was even on the inside back cover of every tabloid in the newsagents. Not only will Facebook start charging you tomorrow, they are also going to bill your credit card for the past 3 years of services. Luckily, each person who reads this status will receive a FREE unicorn in the mail tomorrow. However, if you don't read this status, Facebook code has been set up to automatically set your computer on fire & harm an innocent bunny in the forest! It's all true, it was on the news! It’s official, go and tell a friend!


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1. Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered ice tea. One girl drank very fast and drank five of them in the time it took the other to drink one. The girl who drank one died while the other survived. All of the drinks were poisoned. Why did the girl that drank more ice tea survive? 2. What goes in the water black and comes out red? 3. A young woman is attending her mother's funeral. While there, she meets a man she has never seen before and falls in love immediately. After the funeral she tries to find him but cannot. Several days later she kills her sister. Why does she kill her sister? 4. What English word is as long as it is valued? 5. Thirty men and only two women, but they hold the most power. Dressed in black and white, they could fight for hours. Who are they? 6. A surgeon named Hal and a bus driver named Al are both in love with the same woman named Paige. Al needs to go for a long trip of 10 days. Before he left he gave Paige 10 apples. Why?

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LAUNDERETTES Bubbles Launderette Calle Manuel Marin 1, Nerja. open 9am - 5pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 1pm Sat for all your laundry needs. Offering a free collection & delivery service for the nerja area. Call now on 665539256



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MAINTENANCE wi.C. Services (New builds, restorations, plumbing, painting & maintenance) English - Colin 692 300 396 Spainish - Ian 633 587 148 Email:



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


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METALWORK wMetalwork made to measure - Gates, Doors, Rejas. M.O.T. welding and on-site repairs. All areas. Also building work. All work guaranteed. We support the Axarquia Animal Rescue Charity. Andy: 952 517 502 or 676 719 066

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

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PAINTERS wProfessional Painting interior - Exterior Father and Son team offer the highest standards of workmanship 26yrs. on the Costa del Sol. Only the finest paints and materials used which allows for a genuine guarantee against fading and flaking Mobile: 608 801 214

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

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

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RESTAURANTS wTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar) Avenida Andalucia,Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 wTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 / 667 934 731

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wRestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831

SATELLITE T.V. wTotal Satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wSky Costa Certified aerial/satellite installer. For all your satellite needs. Call for a free no obligation quote: 667 440 632 or email: wSky Shop Torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wSat. Co. BBC & ITV for free & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call Tom 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm Technomate &TV repair service wTechno-Vision, TV Packages, Receivers & Computer Repairs. Centro Comercial El Zoco, Nerja. Tel: 952 520 946 (Mon-Fri 10am-2pm) Mob: 657 066 782 & 649 915 289. Web: Email:

SECOND HAND SHOPS wSweethome Second hand Shop. Second hand furniture and decoration, Bric a Brac, etc. We also buy your unwanted furniture and undertake house clearances with delivery service or pick up. Email: Contact Patricia: 625255487. Jardines del Mar del Penoncillo, BLQ 32, Torrox Costa

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

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

STORAGE/ PARKING wCaravans/boats storage + general storage. 24hr security, best rates. Caravan storage from under 1€ a day. Long term discounts also available. Almayate Costa N340. Tel: 680 180 468

TAXIS w 24 hour Taxi - English speaking. Call Javi on 653 917 004 wNeed a Taxi, call Luis Gonzalez - Airport Services Algarobbo/Torrox area Call 606 15 33 23 / 628 23 91 83 or e-mail:

TELEVISION SERVICES want your T.V Channels back? We have two options via internet or via satellite dish. All areas covered. Call: Paul Anderson (Senior Engineer) 657 081 469 or 952 464 378

T-SHIRT PRINTING wTees & Polos Embroided & printed, TShirts & Polo Shirts. Great prices. Free design Call: 664 210 468 Email:

UPHOLSTERY wFabric warehouse Malaga For all your interior and exterior upholstery needs. Transform your sofa, cushions, curtains and patio furniture, covers for jetskis, motorbikes, cars, trailers etc. Tel: 608 052 385

VETS wPet Vet Clinic La Herradura, Vaccinations, X-Ray, Dentistry, Operations, Pet Shop & More... C/Alhambra Nº3, La Herradura. Tel: 609 977 564

WEB DESIGNERS wSpanglish webs, Web designs, Database Programmes, Hosting, Domains, Real Estate Sites, English – Spanish Translation. All at realistic prices. Call Rachel: 951 70 46 27 or 691 660 187 Website: Email:

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

Avda. Andalucia, 125-A, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 601 / 649 123 068 Uk number: 0044 207 048 2357

La Viñuela

(152m2 Plot 6,478m2)

Ref.: R-4027

Beautiful villa with views of the mountains and Lake Viñuela. The excellent accommodation offers a spacious living room with fireplace, dining room, a modern kitchen and a storage room. It also has 3 bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and 3 bathrooms. The outside area has a beautiful garden with fruit trees (olive trees) and it has 2 terraces and a private pool. Air conditioning, fan, central heating, internet and telephone are present. The windows are double glazed and have blinds and mosquito nets. The villa is protected by an alarm system, it has a private parking for 6 cars and is furnished

Price: 300,000€

Algarrobo (136m2 Plot 4,800m2)

Ref.: R-4034

Beautiful villa with panoramic views to the mountains and to the beach in Algarrobo. The excellent accommodation offers a spacious living room with fireplace, dining room, a modern kitchen, a storage room and laundry. Also has 3 bedrooms with built in wardrobes and 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite). The outside area has a beautiful garden with a barbecue place and has a terrace and private pool. Air conditioning is present. The windows are double-glazed. The villa is protected by an alarm system, the plot is closed, it has private parking and is furnished

Price: 289,000€



A delightful two bedroom villa with heated pool and tarmac access on a plot of around 400m2 marvellous views to mount Maroma and the surrounding countryside




A fully reformed studio apartment near the centre of Nerja with communal pool and convenient to all amenities. Ideal first purchase in Spain

REDUCED TO 67,000€



A large, fully reformed property with A/C throughout, vehicle access and garage with huge potential as a bed & breakfast, separate apartments or a very large family home with separate living units

REDUCED 195,000€ Calle Dr Fleming, 1 Nerja. 29780 Tel: 952 52 41 40 Mob: 637 278 306 / 606 087 362

Sentinella Axarquia/Malaga December 2015  

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Sentinella Axarquia/Malaga December 2015  

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