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The Sentinella No 59

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Last month I endured the great joy of acquiring an official resident’s document, typically known as ‘residencia’. I’d muscled through with just the ‘tax resident’ title for the last five years, but it was about time for the upgrade, especially as I needed a new washing machine. The good electrical shops give customers a sizeable discount for the privilege of taking away your old one. I couldn’t deny myself such advantages. I’d put off ‘residencia’ for months, mainly because during my time here I’ve heard one too many complaints about the amount of time it takes to queue up at the Police Station, and that the whole damn process is nothing short of a palaver. Perhaps I fancied a palaver, but more than likely it was the lure of a discounted washing machine, so I trudged to the Police Station one sunny morning, along with my mum, who came to keep me company. When we arrived at the big locked doors, somewhere around 8.40am, there were already a dozen or so people meandering outside, all bleary-eyed and looking as bored as hell. We fastened ourselves to the end of what appeared to be the queue and propped against the wall for a slight slither of anything resembling comfort. Then a man and woman appeared, clearly English, as they were both sunburnt and he was wearing those hideous sandals with white socks pulled half-way up the leg. Rather annoyingly they decided to stop beyond my mother and I. We believed we had fallen victim to a pair of queue jumpers, but really they knew something we didn’t. Ten minutes later the doors were unlocked and a man handed out

a Taste of what’s inside This Month strange News.................Page 4 Useless Facts...............Page 20 Network Update...........Page 23 dates For diary............Page 26 amazing animals........Page 40 Film review..................Page 83 star signs...................Page 103 whats On....................Page 104 information..................Page106 Front cover by Katie of The Lemon Tree

CONTaCT Us: Editor - keidi keating - 610 976 284 Email: sales - kami knight - 664 210 468 Email: deposito Legal Ma-1435-2005 No part of this publication, including pictures may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent. The Sentinella accepts no responsibility for alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors. So there! The Sentinella is eternally dedicated to Colin Checkley, the founder and editor of The Sentinel Magazine. May he rest in peace. (Born; 1960 Died; 2004)

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts pink tickets with numbers printed on them, like the ones you get at the fish counter in supermarkets. Socks cheekily made sure he took one before me and I shot him a disgruntled look, thinking how he should visit the Fashion Police Station, rather than the ordinary one. Therefore I had found my first quibble. Not so much socks (although that’s a whole new quibble), but rather that the ticket system is unfair. Everyone piled in and for a moment I thought of that child’s party game, musical chairs, but without the music. I was impressed that the ticket numbers flew past rather quickly and within just five minutes my mum and I were sat behind the desk. The lady handed me a form to fill out and told me she needed a photocopy of my passport. I also needed to go and pay 10€ in the bank across the road. I wondered why I couldn’t just give her my ten Euro note and save a walk and the risk of being flattened by the tram when crossing the road. Unfortunately I was kept waiting behind the world’s slowest man at the bank, who seemed to be catching up on a year’s worth of tasks, and the man before me at the photocopying shop was making copies of each and every page of his Escritura, both sides. Nevertheless, we soon stepped back into the Police Station and I was delighted to sit at the desk straight away, without even needing to take another ticket I was disappointed to learn that they’ve done away with the old Resident’s Cards. Now all you get is a sheet of uninteresting paper, with a few fancy shiny bits on it, which look like they’ve been thrown on with no real thought. Plus, as the document doesn’t include a photo, for identification purposes it must be shown along with a passport. Kind of defeats the object don’t you think..? At this rate, I'll have to replace my handbag with a sack... Oh well, the ‘ordeal’ wasn’t so bad I suppose. It only took 40 minutes all in and at least now I can buy a washing machine and save a few Euros!

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strange News A ‘Spit’ Weird…. China's equivalent of eBay has banned an online trader from selling the saliva of pretty teenage girls. The seller claimed the saliva was a 'tonic' and was asking the equivalent of £2 a small bottle. Listings for the bottles included pictures of the 18-year-old girls the saliva was supposedly taken from. However, auction house deleted the listings after receiving dozens of complaints from web surfers. Robot Snake New Spy Israeli military scientists have reportedly designed a robotic snake which can spy on enemies and plant bombs. The remote-controlled reptile is able to sneak through cracks in buildings to gather information on enemy combatants. A soldier controls the snake from a remote laptop and can follow what it sees via video cameras. Footage posted online shows the sixfoot long snake in camouflage gear, winding its way through rocks and tree stumps. The Israel Defence Forces plan to equip combat units with the models, which could also be used to find survivors trapped in collapsed buildings. It’s Raining…errrrrm…Tadpoles! Residents and scientists in Japan were baffled after it started raining tadpoles. Clouds of dead tadpoles fell from the sky in a number of cities in Ishikawa Prefecture at the start of the month. The raining down of small creatures such as frogs and fish is a rare meteorological phenomenon that is reported from time to time across the world. Scientists have widely attributed the surreal raining of animals to strong winds, storms and water sprouts sucking up creatures before depositing them further inland. However, this explanation has not satisfied meteorologists in the Ishikawa region.

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Times Change! Comments Made in the Year 1955 "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for €20." "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before €2,000 will only buy a used one." "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous." "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a euro just to mail a letter?" "If they raise the minimum wage to €1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

prise me if someday they'll be making more than the president." "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now." "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet." "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work." "Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat." "If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it."

"When I first started driving, who would have thought petrol would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage." "Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls." "I'm afraid to send my kids to the cinema any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying 'damn' in 'Gone With The Wind,' it seems every new movie has either "hell" or "damn" in it. "I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas ." "Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't sur6

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Funny Quotes Celebrities can be quite funny Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.

on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity. (Albert Einstein)

Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.

Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them is making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge. (Jerry Seinfeld)

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. (Oscar Wilde)

Here’s something to think about: How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’? (Jay Leno)

Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers. (Homer Simpson)

One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.” (George W. Bush)

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants. (Whitney Brown) When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit

Insurance is like marriage. You pay, pay, pay, and you never get anything back. (Al Bundy) The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. (Albert Einstein)

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kissing in The Back row Top Things to do at the Cinema Make finger puppets in front of the projector. When gunshots ring out in the movie yell, "Bang! Bang!" Stick a piece of popcorn to the end of your straw and shoot it 6 rows ahead of you. (Works even better with unpopped kernels.) Use a whoopee cushion. Nuff said. Wear a top hat. Throw popcorn in the air and yell, "It's snowing!" Go, "Oooooooooooooohhhhh!" during the kissing scenes. Clap when the good guy gets killed. 8

Make a noise like your passing wind and say, "Ahh...." During the previews, yell, "Can you fast forward it?" When the bad guy is about to do something devious, yell at the top of your lungs, "Watch out!" Laugh very loudly at all the corny jokes. Tell the man selling popcorn that the girl's bathroom is flooding. If you've seen the movie before, at the climax, yell out what happens next. Tell the man next to you that you have diarrhoea and wink. ;) See if you can get a sticky fruit sweet to stick to the screen.

You’re dumped Top 10 Rejection Lines by Women (And their real meanings) 10. I think of you as a brother (You remind me of that banjo player in "Deliverance.") 9. There's a silent difference in our ages. (I don't want to date my Dad.) 8. I'm not attracted to you in 'that' way. (You are the ugliest dork I've ever laid eyes on.) 7. My life is too complicated right now. (I don't want you spending the night or else you may hear phone calls from all the other guys.) 6. I've got a boyfriend. (I prefer the company of my cat and a half gallon of Ben and Jerry's.) 5. I don't date men where I work. (I wouldn't date you if you were in the same 'solar system,' much less the same building.) 4. It's not you, it's me. (It's you.) 3. I'm concentrating on my career. (Even something as boring and unfulfilling as my job is better than dating you.) 2. I'm celibate. (I've sworn off only the men like you.) 1. Let's be friends. (I want you to stay around so I can tell you in excruciating detail about all the other men I sleep with.)




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True story! Is it you?! Outside Bristol Zoo there is a car park for 150 cars and 8 coaches. There also used to be a very pleasant attendant with a ticket machine charging cars £1 and coaches £5. This parking attendant worked there for all of 25 years, then one day he just didn't turn up for work... "Ho hum", said Bristol Zoo Management - "better phone up the City Council and get them to send a new parking attendant" ...... "Err no", said the Council, "that car park is your responsibility" ... "Err no", said Bristol Zoo Management, "the attendant was employed by the City Council, wasn't he?" ..... "Err NO!" Sitting in his villa in Spain is a bloke, who had been taking daily the car park fees, amounting to an estimated £400 per day at Bristol Zoo for the last 25 years...

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get skinny arms! Are you frustrated by all the false information about How To Get Skinny Arms? One of the worst women problem areas is their arms, because this is where fat tends to build up. If you finally want to get rid of those bingo wings and get toned arms here a few tips and tricks. 1. First of all diet, I know that when most of you read this you will run in fear but a diet does not have to be boring. In fact a diet is a lifestyle, because if you want to lose weight off your arms for good and not gain it back you need a diet you can stick to in the long run. The main foods for how to get skinny arms include, fresh fruit, vegetables, lean mean, skim dairy, low gi carbohydrates, nuts and seeds and yes, you can even have your favourite treat every now and then. I am sure that if you stick to these simple foods you will have toned arms in no time. 2. Exercise is key. If you want to know how to get skinny arms you should be doing at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. This can be as simple as walking to the park, local shops or even playing in the backyard with your children. They will love this and so will your body. It will help speed up the fat burning process leaving you with toned arms. 3. Drink more water, water helps flush out toxins in your body that could be causing you to gain fat. Water is definitely how to get skinny arms because it will help keep you full between meals and burn more fat because your metabolism speeds up. Try eight glasses of water a day and add lemon. That is how I make sure I get my two litres of water a day. Water plays a vital role in how to get skinny arms. 10

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Old age! The secret to old age! A doctor on his morning walk, noticed an older lady sitting on her front step smoking a cigar, so he walked up to her and said, "I couldn't help but notice how happy you look! What is your secret?" "I smoke ten cigars a day," she said. "Before I go to bed, I smoke a nice big joint. Apart from that, I drink a whole bottle of Jack Daniels every week, and eat only junk food. On weekends, I pop pills, get laid, and don't exercise at all." "That is absolutely amazing! How old are you?" “34�, she replied!

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Jardin de Pajaros In only 11 months, Hannelore and Rüdiger have transformed an ugly piece of waste land at Chiringuito Antonio’s into a beautiful Bird Park. Now there are some 100 different birds from five continents living in a wonderful creative garden. From a budgerigar to the big ara, from the small barn owl to the imposing eagle owl, there are lots to admire. There are also a couple of kookaburras, from Australia, which capture the attention of visitors with their laughter. Apart from the birds and flowers there are also some interesting sculptures, ceramics, including stone and wood arranged within the park. It really does stimulate ones senses. Rüdiger and Hannelore would like to make everyone feel welcome. There is also a seating area where visitors can enjoy good coffee and homemade Ger-

man cakes and let one’s soul drift away among the beauty and exotic sounds. Rüdiger had a Bird Park in Germany and is on hand to answer any questions in German, Spanish and English. School visits and birthday parties are always met with expert guidance and attention. Hannelore has worked as a masseuse and therapist for seven years in Spain, so why not combine the park visit with a massage or medical pedicure? They both see many more possibilities with the park in the future, such as ceramic and painting courses for the artists among us. What a great destination and ambience this would deliver. Entry to the park is only 1€ for adults and 0.50 cents for children. This just covers the bird feed, so you may feel you can afford a family visit. It’s well worth it! See advert on opposite page.

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Useless Facts wIf you live in Michigan it's illegal to

wThere is a place in Norway called

wThe last dodo bird died in 1681

wSome farmers in Japan have learned

place a skunk in your bosses desk

wThere are more Barbie dolls in Italy than there are Canadians in Canada

wTo escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws

push your thumbs into its eyeballs and it will let go instantly

wReindeer like to eat bananas


to grow their watermelons into a square shape.

wThe fortune cookie was invented in

1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodlemaker

wA man named Ed Peterson is the inventor of the Egg McMuffin

wThe word "sophomore" means "sophisticated moron"

wA cat cannot move its jaw sideways wThere are only four words in the Eng-

wThere are more than 200 kinds of chile peppers, none of which belong to the pepper family

wAccording to the U.S. Department of

lish language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

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

wThe giant squid has the largest eyes in

wThe estimated number of M & M's sold

the world

wThe male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away wGrapes explode when you put them in the microwave. wPigs can become alcoholic.

each day in the United States is 200,000,000

wThe average McDonald's Big Mac bun has 198 sesame seeds on it wCharlie Chaplin was so popular during the 1920s and 1930s, he received over 7300 letters in just 2 days during a visit to London


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Cocktails Wading into the summer, we divulge how to whip up the W’s of the cocktail world. Washington Apple 1oz Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey, 1oz sour apple schnapps, 1oz cranberry juice, apple slice for garnish Watermelon Wave 4oz tequila, 3oz GranGala Triple Orange Liqueur, 3oz maraschino liqueur, 20oz fresh watermelon juice, 2oz pomegranate juice, 2oz fresh lemon juice, watermelon wedges for garnish Wedding Cake – Recipe 1: 3/4oz gin, 34oz Amaretto, 1/4oz orange juice, 1/4oz pineapple juice, 1/4oz cream, Recipe 2: 1 1/2oz Amaretto, 1/2oz white creme de cacao

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Nailed a New Location Look out for Uñas Nails new studio in Nerja! After successfully trading at El Ingenio for the past 5 years, Ian and Jennie have decided the time is right to move to a grander location to cater for everyone’s requirements. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer: *New and unequalled nail products designed and manufactured by multi award winning German nail champion Torsten Merkl. *In-house nail academy offering diploma courses for all skill levels, beginners upwards. *National distribution centre for all your nail technician needs, including trade discounts for professionals. *Spacious double pedicure area. *Nail boutique *Disabled facilities *Jewellery and accessories Due to the changes they are looking to


fill the following positions: Bilingual (Spanish and English) Nail Technician, Beautician and commission only Sales Representative. They are also offering beauty professionals and / or autonomous individuals the opportunity to apply for their own exclusive product distribution territory within Spain. If you’re interested in any of these opportunities and would like to know more please email Before closing the old premises, Uñas Nails have many bargain priced items for sale, including pedicure chair and foot rest, air conditioning unit, ceiling lights, spot lights, reception desk, till, computer, stools and chairs, and last but not least an array of nail products. Please telephone the salon for prices on 952 545 931. See main advert below.

Relocation! Relocation! Relocation!

Uñas in El Ingenio closes its doors Balcon for the last time on Thursday 30th July 2009. Don’t worry though, as we are opening on Wednesday 5th August 2009 our new premises at Tourist Office C/ El Barrio, No 35-37 in Nerja. We are also renaming as

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Network Update

We’re pleased to announce that the reigns of The Sentinella Mojacar edition are back in steady hands and it looks all set to pump up it’s pagination in time for the summer. The Mojacar edition has been on hold for the last few months due to a change in operation and management in that area. The re-launched magazine is ready to come out in July and continue its growth like before. The Sentinella Torrevieja got off to a flying start last month and continues to taste the sweetness of success for July. Sentinella fans are having great fun lapping up the new Sentinella newsletter, delivered to email inboxes once a month.

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green with Envy?! It seems more and more homes on the Costas are growing wise to the benefits of artificial grass on the south coast of Spain. More than 500 happy clients will enjoy their artificial lawns this summer, without the bother of watering and mowing. This simply means they have more time to enjoy their new look garden, terrace or poolside! Stylex Green, the artificial lawn specialists, has been installing these incredibly realistic artificial lawns as far afield as La Linea, Jaen and Mojacar in recent months, as the portfolio of successful projects and glowing references expands by the week.

garden to an all-year-round green Garden of Eden!

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readers writes Transform your terrace

CHILLOW PILLOW - WOW They certainly caught my eye when I saw them advertised. With the summer looming and having just moved into a new home which is quite a bit smaller than anything we have ever lived in, I was a bit apprehensive about how we would cope during the summer months. Although we have air conditioning I am not a great fan - excuse the pun - due to the sometimes adverse health reactions. So I went ahead and purchased two Chillows, just to make sure my wife and I would not fight over them. Well what a great buy! I cannot believe what a comfortable nights sleep I have. In actual fact I now have a job to wake up on time, which has never happened before! It’s reassuring to know that my summertime sleep will not be affected by the hot sultry nights typical in high season. This product comes highly recommended.

The summer months are a tough time to keep your lawn areas looking fresh and green. The scorching Andalucian sun burns grass that is not regularly watered, meaning a real lawn becomes rather expensive when the water bills eventually come through the letter box! Stylex Green has more than 40 varieties of artificial lawn, many of which are virtually impossible to tell apart from the real thing. You never have to water it, mow it or weed it. Also, there are no bugs and no hay fever! It remains green all year round and will stay so for at least ten years. It is perfect for poolside, gardens, roof terraces, patios and pathways. Hardwearing for all uses, you can say goodbye to worn out patchy lawns and muddy patches being trampled into the Warning: you may sleep too well! house. It can be installed on soil, grit, Caution: you may become addicted! concrete or tiles and it will transform your Sue from Caleta 24

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gardening Time Now the high temperatures of summer are with us we will be using our terraces more and more. For those of us who are in the process of designing new terracing here are a few pointers which I hope will be of use to you. Even if you are not thinking of outside lighting it is always better to still put conduit for wiring as this will cost very little if done while the terrace is being constructed. If you require lighting at a later date it can be installed at a relatively low cost. Outside taps are normally on the wall of the house but it is very handy to have a tap away from the house and once again it can be installed much cheaper at this stage. Irrigation tubing should also be installed so as to hide unsightly pipes. Although I personally prefer raised beds on terraces lots of people like to grow plants in large pots and containers. If you plan where these will be, once again you can easily hide irrigation piping, ready to supply them when the terrace is completed. We have all heard of terraces breaking up and walls collapsing so it is very important to use reinforced concrete for the base and footings. The depth of concrete is relative to site conditions and terrain,

so if you are doing the project yourself please obtain advice from a professional. The choice of tiles is up to you but if you use ceramic tiles do use ones with outside quality and use a propriety brand of grout. As with any project, half the battle is in the planning as it is very expensive to rectify mistakes once the concrete is laid. A few extra hours of planning could save a lot of heartache in the long run. This time of year the main job to be carried out is watering and once again I would point out the importance of watering new trees and plants thoroughly, as otherwise they will die very easily. Also, keep an eye out for insects and fungus attacks, and spray if required. In last month’s article I said I would keep you updated on Paul and my efforts on the new allotment. We have already harvested lettuce and courgettes and all the other plants are showing signs of a good crop, although admittedly the tomato plants could be better. Looking over the fence into our neighbour’s established plots I can only say they would win the prizes at any vegetable show. Until next month, Don Browne.... Feel free to give me a ring if you want to discuss anything or email me on

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dates for the diary Every Monday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Bingo 8pm. Call 685 552 529 Country Farmers market Every Tuesday between 10am and 2pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Dale 600 783 870 Every Tuesday Quiz night Bar Triana, Triana. Call: 618 373 316 Archery, Skittles and Petanque. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Vinuela area Call: 618 496 269 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call: 685 552 529. Every Wednesday Evening Modern Jive Dancing. Held at Restaurant Horto Malaga, on the main N340 road, Torrox Costa. Starts 8.30pm. Modern Jive dancing with tuition. Open to single men, women or couples. Tel: Jacqueline 658 729 274 Every Wednesday Quiz Night Tiffanys, Puente don Manuel. Call: 952 519 733 Every Thursday Evening Dovestones Trio. Vocal Jazz and Pop, 11.00pm in “SABOA�, Torre del Mar (opposite the tram station), Call 627 398 511 for details. Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Quiz night from 8.30pm with cash prizes. APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every month. Call 952 544 362 Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, Call: Dale 600 783 870 Every 2nd Sunday Evening Morenos Bar, Jammin night from 7pm, Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel. Car boot sale 1st Sunday of every month. Restaurant el Pantano. Call: Spanish 619 471 301 or English 669 600 419 26

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dates for the diary Saturday 18th July The English Rose “Katie” sings at Bar Atila from 9pm. Call 685 552 529 for details. Saturday 25th July Quiz with a twist, 10 euros per person, in aid of The Poppy Appeal at Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, from 7pm, includes meal of your choice and entry into the quiz with cash and spot prizes. Call: 685 552 529 for details. El Ancla dates for diary, Penoncillo, Torrox Costa Despite VERY inaccurate rumours to the contrary our LONG RUNNING SUNDAY JAM SESSION is still going on as it has every week for the last 3 years. Sundays at 6pm. All welcome to play watch sing & enjoy. The way we do it is fun! Tuesdays: Aerobics from 10.00, Pilates from 11.00. Country & Western Party from 7.30, Wednesdays: Craft Market From 10.00, Weight Watchers at 6.30, Thurdays: Aerobics from 10.00, Pilates from 11.00, Fridays: Party night, Saturdays: Big screen entertainment, Sundays: Beach party & barbeque with Andy time’s lunchtime session & all new fun format sunset jam. Live music all the time. Julys Gigs: Friday 3rd Camelion: rock, Sunday 5th Andy Time at 13.30, Karajam 18.00, Friday 10th Blues & Beyond, Sunday 12th Andy’s Lunchtime Session 13.30, Broken English + guests 18.00, Friday 17th Mike Lane: Rat Pack Tribute, Sunday 19th Andy Time at 13.30, Sunset Jam at 18.00, Friday 24th Honey: Spanish Rock, Saturday 25th The Las Vegas Lounge from 13.30, Sunday 26th Andy’s Lunchtime Session 13.30, Broken English + open jam 18.00 Check MUSE @ El Ancla On The Beach All Gigs at 9pm unless stated

del Boy’s dodgers Continuing our feature on certain businesses that The Sentinella no longer have any association with. We can gladly say that this month we do not have to print anything in this section!


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Perfect alarm! Company Profile ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L.: Caleta de Velez ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L. main goal is it to prevent burglaries. Most common alarm systems react to a break in, unfortunately after the burglar has broken in. Now the alarm is either forwarded to a responsible agent or a trusted person. Sometimes even pictures from video cameras are taken to identify the burglars. But the situation in Spain and in particular in the campo is different. Burglars don’t have to rush, it takes too long for someone to shows up and deter the burglar. They use the campo and not the roads, and are gone before they enter a risk to be caught. After looking around at numerous alarm systems on the market we were disappointed about the fact that this is the standard until now. We needed a system that generated an alarm already at the first intrusion attempt. Early detection of the use of force on the outer shell of the house was the key to a perfect alarm system. But it was also our goal to find a system that gives you and your pets the freedom of movement within your property, even when the alarm system is activated. We were looking for a system that could react to the intruder’s attempt and which can be customised to our needs, so other systems can be attached for appropriate actions, which can prevent damage to and within the property, and effectively forestalls an encounter between the occupant and the perpetrator. Sounds like a lot, even all readers and home owners would agree with us. We were lucky to find the Swiss company LISTENER. A great team of young and experienced engineers, that has invented a unique system that has been well established in central Europe for more than 7 years. ¡PERFECT Alarm! S. L. from Caleta de Velez is the only company that has the licence for distribution and installation in Andalucía. With LIS28

TENER, we have the chance to install a custom tailored system, which fits the specific needs of our customers in Andalucía. With the digital cameras of the famous German company MOBOTIX, we have a product that is programmable and indestructible which works perfect together with our modular alarm system. Beside the security aspect, these cameras also can be used for routine checking on your property, from any place of the world via Internet or your personal Mobile Phone. With the integrated microphone you are even in the position to communicate from any place with the people that ask for access to your property. This is the key to the next generation of home automation, the comfort of automatic or remote controlling of your home, for example, starting your heater or air conditioner, control lighting, blinds, automatic watering of your plants etc. . We from ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L. have a lot of ideas. Just give us a call, we would like to talk with you and give you a free demonstration. ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L. Security Systems – Video Systems Alarm Systems – Home Automation Avd. Andalucia, 110 – 29751 Caleta de Vélez (Málaga) Phone: 0034 951 247 202 email:

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ali & his staff promise to continue serving their cuisine to it’s usual high standard ensuring the Taj Mahal is the Best Curry house in andalucia Menu del dia special menu Mon-Fri 12pm - 4pm Everyday & Night (except Monday lunch) 3 courses €5.95 with Pappadam & Pickles vegetable curry Selection of starters: vegetable samosa or pakora or onion €6.95 with bhaji or prawn puri or chicken tikka meat/prawn curry Main course: chicken, lamb, prawn or vegatable: Korma, FrEE Pappadam with Madras, Vindaloo, Balti, Jalfrezy, Rogan Josh, Tikka Masala, Mango Chutney & Pickle or Karahi Tray with all meals Accompaniments: Plain or Pilau rice Takeaways available Plain, Garlic, Cheese or Onion Nan Bread or Chapati

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sOMEThiNg FOr EvErYONE iF YOU havEN´T Paid Us a visiT YET COME aLONg aNd sEE Us, YOU wON´T BE disaPPOiNTEd! Follow the A356 up towards Casabermeja, take the Alhama turning just after the dual carriageway with Lake Vinuela on the left hand side, follow that road for approximately 2 kms following signs for Puente Don Manuel. Turn right at the Venta Baja crossroads, just past the Carniceria and follow down for 200 metres, Chiringuito Antonio is on your right hand side Do you have you a hobby, or are you keen gardener with excess fruit and vegetables. Do you knit, sew or make your own jewellery or clothes and want to earn that extra bit of income For more information contact dale on 952 554 249 or 600 783 870

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NEW FOR JULY - MENU DEL DIA!!! 3 COURSES ONLY €6.50 Served Mon - Thurs 12pm - 3pm & Sun 1pm - 5pm (to commence after the Puente Feria) Normal extensive menu at all other times until 10pm Mon - Sat Why not try our new successful curry menu? NEW - LARGE SMOOTHIES & COCKTAILS

Monday nights - 8.00pm - Bingo Tuesday nights - 8.30pm - Quiz Wednesdays - 2pm - Pool Club Friday nights - 8pm - skittles are back!


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PUENTE FERIA - 3rd, 4th & 5th July (please note 4th & 5th open at 2pm) SATURDAY 18TH JULY - Back by popular demand THE ENGLISH ROSE “KATIE” - 9pm SATURDAY 25TH JULY - “QIUIZ WITH A TWIST” in aid of The Poppy appeal 10€ per person includes choice of meal & entry in quiz. Chance to win cash & spot prizes. Fun starts at 7pm - TICKET ONLY RUGBY - Lions Tour of South Africa - Final Test - 4th July TENNIS - Wimbledon Finals - 4th & 5th July

For information or bookings call: 685 552 529 C/Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel

Beginners Portrait drawing (Presented by Top international Portrait Painter) heather gail harman b.a hons in association with Conte a Paris

Next date wednesday 15th July (Continues approx once a month thereafter)

10.30am - 4pm Puente don Manuel For further details contact heather: Tel: 952 115 366 Mob: 628 306 371

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aT LOs JardiNEs dEL TraPiChE vELEZ MaLaga

10.00 am – 2.00 pm a siMPLY BriLLiaNT daY OUT! (fully air conditioned indoor area) N340 Malaga/Almeria. Off at junction A272 straight towards Velez Malaga A356, over two roundabouts, DON’T turn off, look for the Country Farmers signs on the left hand side by El Cruce restaurant, turn left to Benamargosa and in about 1 minute, Los Jardines is on your left hand side Do you have a hobby or are you keen gardener with excess fruit and vegetables. Do you knit, sew or make your own jewellery or clothes and want to earn that extra bit of income

For more information contact anita 627 877 164 Chris 617 811 030 or dale 600 783 870


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

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PALM TREES FOR SALE aariviss technologies aariviss technologies are based in the Velez Malaga / Torre Del Mar area of La Axarquia, in Andalucia. We specialise in the following areas: wWeb Design (worldwide) wPC Help, Advice and Tuition wInformation Security Call us on 0034 (for Spain) 686 412 877. Alternatively, e-mail us on, or go to our website at

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amazing animals Cockroaches uThey’re

not the most charming or visually-pleasing creatures in the world, but with the hot summer upon us, now’s the time to discover more about cockroaches. uThe

favourite food of the cockroach is actually the glue on envelopes, the glue bindings at the backs of books and the glue on the back of postage stamps.

uA cockroach

to 40 minutes.

can hold it's breath for up


female cockroaches mate once and are pregnant for the rest of their lives

uCockroaches rest for approximately 75

per cent of each day.


cockroaches only need a crack about 0.5mm wide to crawl into your house. Adult males can squeeze into a space of 1.6mm.

uA cockroach can live for up to a month,

without its head.

uMost species come from tropical coun-

tries and therefore need to be kept at a minimum of 25 degrees centigrade to survive.

try and stop them from having their way. But when females do mate with lowranking cockroaches, they produce fewer sons in an effort to avoid passing on his lower level genes. uCockroaches can run up to 3km/hr (0.8 m/s). uThere

are estimated to be 4,000 5,000 species of cockroaches in the world. Of these, only 25 to 30 are considered pests. The rest remain a part of the Earth's fauna, such as the Giant Burrowing Cockroach which are clean, slow moving, and are sometimes kept as pets.

uThe German Cockroach - In Germany it is sometimes called "Die russische Schabe" or "The Russian Roach". In Russia it is called the Polish Roach. In America it was called the Crotton Bug because it came to NY about the time the Crotton Aqueduct was built. uCrushed

cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.

Scientifically speaking cockroaches are known as Blattodea, but personally I'd like to see them all Flattodea!

uThe world's largest roach (in South America) is six inches long with a onefoot wingspan. uMale cockroaches transfer sperm to females in a package called a spermatophore. Some males cover the package in a protein-rich wrapping that the female can eat to obtain nutrients to raise her young. uFemale cockroaches however prefer their males at the bottom of the social pecking order while the dominant males


sweeny Toddz Siobhan opened Sweeny Toddz hair salon in April 2008. The salon has expanded and now caters for beauty treatments and sells beautiful clothes and shoes, bags, accessories and handmade jewellery. Jeanette and Stevie offer beauty treatments at very reasonable prices to help beat the credit crunch. For example; non surgical face-lift… 25€, half leg wax… 10€, pedicure plus… 18€, lash tint… 7€, back massage…15€. Lash perming/curling is on special offer this month at 12€, or get a full set of white tip acrylic nails for 30€. Liam is fully trained in sports and relaxation massage therapy, with prices from 20€. A free 15 minute consultation is included prior to each treatment. “All prices in the salon are highly competitive as we are taking into account that we are currently in a recession and we like to make all of our clients still feel that they can afford a treat,” said Siobhan. “As always ‘Special Offer Day’ is Wednesday and a cut and blow dry is 15€ or a manicure by Debbie for 10€.” Divas Boutique is still going strong selling a beautiful summer collection of clothes and shoes, plus stunning handmade matching jewellery and bags. Please feel free to pop in and have a browse. See main advert on page 16

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keep Love alive Five things you can do to keep love alive‌ 1. Communicate regularly. There are three types of communication in relationships: informational, disruptive, and connective. Informational communication includes facts or requests like, "We need milk. Can you pick some up on your way home?" Disruptive communication happens when we are angry or upset, and leads to a feeling of being disconnected from your partner. It includes 'you" language such as, "You never clean up after yourself." Connective communication brings people together, so it's important to spend time each day communicating in a connective way. Let your partner know when you appreciate something they did, speak from the heart, and let them in on your

hopes, fears and dreams. Connective communication includes not just words, but body language. A kiss goodbye, a hug for no reason, or looking lovingly into your partners eyes are all examples of connective communication. 2. Laugh together. Laughter is a great medicine. It helps the endorphins kick in and remind you why you connected in the first place. Studies have shown that women who find their mates funny have happier and longer marriages. You can rent a funny movie, go to a comedy show, or even decide to look for funny things about your regular day. It's easy to look for what's wrong, try looking for what's funny instead. 3. Turn off the TV. Unless it's a funny movie and you're laughing together, TV makes us catatonic. Focus on each other instead of the screen. Use the time you would have spent watching the news for the second time to practice connective communication. It might feel awkward at first, especially if you have already developed the habit of watching TV all night, but it will get easier. 4. Go somewhere different. Whether it's a new restaurant, or getting lost on a Sunday drive, do something different to stay out of a rut. This is especially important in bed. Get a toy, share a fantasy, or indulge in an afternoon delight. The hormones that got you going when you were first together are different than the ones that help you stay together, but you can amp things up again by infusing novelty into your sex life.

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5. Spend Time Alone. I mean totally alone, by yourself, not even with your partner. Alone time is rejuvenating to the soul, and absence makes the heart grow fonder. I recommend you each take a separate vacation once a year.

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Business Coaching By Keidi Keating, Editor Soaked with entrepreneurial spirits and seeping frustration, I decided to enlist the support of a Business Coach to help whisk a new business off the ground, which has been playing on my mind for months. Andi Roberts is his name and he’s based in the region of Cadiz, but as most coaching is conducted via the telephone and email, the distance isn’t problematic. Immediately making me feel at ease, Andi described his role in the coaching process, before picking my brains via a stream of gentle questions to discover what I wanted to achieve from the sessions. I’ve had a few ideas for internet businesses swimming around my head for a good six months now, so it was time for some clarity about which idea to choose and how to motor ahead in a constructive way. At the start of our session I had no clue which idea to select, but Andi asked me the right blend of questions to slowly extract that information. My ‘homework’, to complete before next weeks session,


was to research each of my ideas online, paying particular attention to the one I was naturally most excited about. Strangely enough, after conducting my research, I decided to go with the idea I was less excited about overall, but which would prove an easier and less time consuming option at this time in my life (I’m a busy girl you know)! Our next session was just as productive as the first and I’m now totally clear about which business to develop. My next step is to determine the niche audience I aim to target, plus decide what kind of products and services I would like to incorporate on my website. It’s a great feeling to know that I’m one step closer to realising my business goals and I can’t wait to press forward. Stay tuned to follow my progress next month. If you would like some impartial help and advice in launching a new business, or if you would like to take an existing business to a new level, call Andi about the option of Business Coaching. Call 628 897 362 or log on to:

Poppin’ Out? Top ways to tell someone their fly is unzipped I can see the gun of Navarone. Someone tore down the wall, and your Pink Floyd is hanging out. You've got Windows on your laptop. Sailor Ned's trying to take a little shore leave. Your soldier ain't so unknown now. Quasimodo needs to go back in the tower and tend to his bells. You need to bring your tray table to the upright and locked position. Paging Mr. Johnson... Paging Mr. Johnson... Your pod bay door is open, Hal. Elvis Junior has LEFT the building! Ensign Hanes is reporting a hull breach on the lower deck, Sir! The Buick is not all the way in the garage. Dr. Kimble has escaped! You've got your fly set for "Monica" instead of "Hillary." Our next guest is someone who needs no introduction... You've got a security breach at Los Pantalones. I'm talking about Shaft, can you dig it? I thought you were crazy, now I see your nuts.

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Well for those of you who have been following my ‘learning Spanish journey’, it’s been six months! Yes six months! Doesn’t time fly, when you’re having fun, isn’t that how saying goes?! I’ve had plenty of fun along the way, admittedly not all the time, but the majority… For those of you who are just joining me, six months ago I started Spanish lessons at BEM idiomas, in Velez Malaga, with two goals, 1) the ability to speak fluent Spanish before my one-year-old, and 2) to have a conversation in Spanish with my 4-year-old without her saying, “Mum don’t you know anything?”, or “No Mum, not like that, say it like this.” This month I feel much happier with my progress, like I have stepped up a gear and on to the next level. Not the fastest learner in the world and not having enough personal time to study Spanish at home, I can only practice in my lessons. This means that it will take longer than I first anticipated, but my tutor Sandra is a very patient lady and has recognised that I’m ready for the next level. I was chuffed to bits when she said we were going to move on to the past tense,


but at the same time a little worried too, as I had only just cracked the present tense. My lessons are completely different now to when I first started at BEM idiomas. Sandra talks in Spanish pretty much all the time and mostly I understand everything, including a lot of what she writes. I have approximately one more year until my little one will be talking properly, so for me its practice, practice, practice! Don’t forget there’s still time for you to sign up for some Spanish lessons over the summer period. BEM idiomas are offering ‘Summer Intensive Courses’ with special prices throughout July and August. A 20 hour course lasts two or four weeks depending on your time schedule and is just 80 euros - usual price 120 euros. They are even offering ‘Family Courses’. Why not enjoy a family day out and have some fun learning together or maybe you prefer just to have a chat. Maybe you can already speak Spanish but lack “the confidence”, then the session ¡“Hablamos”! (Let’s speak) will be the one for you. This session cost just 6 euros for existing Bem idiomas students and 9 euros for non-students. Starting at midday - 2pm and there is the possibility of attending just 1 hour therefore being half price. Give Viviane a call for further details on all the courses at BEM idiomas this summer 952 54 92 33. See main advert on page 96

Book review Breakfast with Figs Talking of Wendy, who bought me my artist’s satchel. I remember one day, at the herb farm, when I was out of the office and she kindly answered my ringing phone. ‘Hello, Herb Farm, can I help you?’ she said. ‘Bruce here,’ came the reply. ‘Bruce who?’ said Wendy. ‘Bruce Forsyth. Could you urgently send a few packets of your rosemary tea to my home address?’ ‘Yes, certainly Mr Forsyth! Pull the other one, you can’t fool me!’ And she put the phone down. Then I returned to the office. ‘I hope it’s okay,’ said Wendy, ‘but your phone was ringing, so I answered it. It was some joker calling, pretending to be Bruce Forsyth and asking for some rosemary tea. I told him to pull the other one and put the phone down. I hope I did the right thing.’ I was just about to answer Wendy when the phone rang again. ‘Hello?’ I said. ‘Oh, good afternoon, Mr Khan. It’s Mrs Mann, the buyer from Harrods health-food department here. We’ve sold out of your rosemary tea and our best customer, Bruce Forsyth, urgently needs some. Could you send him some please? It’s the only thing he’ll drink to calm his nerves before he goes on stage.’ ‘Certainly,’ I told her. Then I got off the phone and told Wendy to get some tea over to Mr Forsyth sharpish. By which point she needed a few cups for her own nerves. Breakfast with figs is available from Smiff’s bookshop near Nerja Post Office. Competa - Todo Papel bookshop. Torre del Mar - La Libra bookshop near the church. Cyber Costa del Sol Edif.San Antonio and in the UK. Waterstones Website: Email:

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de Cotta Law Buying “off plan”. By Myles G. Jackson, Barrister-at-Law, De Cotta McKenna y Santafé Purchasing a house is probably the most important investment you can make. In Spain, it is relatively common to buy property direct from the developer by making deposit payments whilst your house is being built. This is known as 'buying off-plan'. Indeed, off-plans have been the motor driving Spain's property boom. It oiled developers' cash-flow and enabled purchasers to buy property for less than its value upon completion. Similarly, offplans allow one to chip away 25-30% of the purchase price, meaning a lower mortgage. However, purchasers ought to be aware that buying off-plan isn't wholly risk-free. Under Spanish Law, off-plan developers must ensure that all deposit monies are guaranteed by a bank or recognised body. Accordingly, all off-plan Contracts of Sale-Purchase state all deposit monies are to be paid into a dedicated account as held by the developer and all such monies are to be guaranteed. Typically, the Contract also states that the developer will hand the guarantee to the purchaser within 21 days of signing. However, given banks charge developers for the guarantee, developers occasionally 'forget' to pay the bank, meaning the guarantee is never issued. Mr. Purchaser, buying without a lawyer, doesn't realise what's happened or not happened. In such circumstances, should

the developer be declared bankrupt, the deposit monies are lost and the purchaser bereft of effective recourse. Even if you are handed it upon signing the contract, things still can become a bit pear-shaped. Why? Because 99 times out of a 100, off-plan purchases entail an initial deposit of, say, 10,000€ payable upon signing and eighteen monthly payments of, say, 1,000€ thereafter. And 99 times out of a 100, the guarantee handed to you upon signing will only cover the first payment i.e. 10,000€. Each of the 18 subsequent payments requires separate guarantees. Accordingly, were the developer to 'forget' the additional guarantees, although your initial 10,000€ might be ring-fenced, the same cannot be said of the 18,000€. You or your lawyer should insist that original bank guarantees for all deposit monies are handed over when signing the contract. If they are not available, it doesn't necessarily mean that they won't become available, it just means that your money won't be safeguarded until they do – sometimes making for a very stressful and distant mañana. Myles G. Jackson is a Barrister-atLaw at De Cotta McKenna y Santafé, your local law firm offering support with all aspects of Spanish Law for English speaking clients. The local office is at: De Cotta McKenna y Santafé, Calle Diputación, 6-2º-A See main advert on page 74

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Sundays... New stock in at LA VAQUERIA this month. What a delightful time I’ve had selecting from a beautiful range of DUFEX 3D decoupage sheets and stickers with designs by Caron Vinson and Christine Haworth, including faerie poppets, paint box poppets and toreads, with complementing blank cards and backing papers I feel I’ve managed to pick something to suite all tastes. For those of you new to the craft contact Su or just call in to the Thursday morning art and craft group. For the youngsters (and young at heart!) we are having Saturday morning craft and play groups throughout July. Come and have some fun with pom poms, pipe cleaners, foam and joggle eyes and make some furry bugs and animals to take away! Phone up to book your space now! Also new this month is the LOVE A CHILD FOUNDATION display of hand printed Indian cotton sheets and throws, the stunning colours and designs make these a beautiful and affordable gift or addition to your home. Raising money for children in Burma, Tibet and Ecuador, John Margetson, founder of the foundation, personally sees that all funds go directly to each project. For further information on projects or how to become involved click on Meanwhile in the BENAWARE print shop everything is whirring and clicking away! After experiencing a few hitches with some UK suppliers, a nice American company has finally come to the rescue with local firms being used where possible. If you are looking for a unique T-shirt drop in and discuss it with Russ.

Bring a photo or a one off design and stand out this summer! One of the nicest things about living in Spain for me is Sundays, arguably the nicest day anywhere admittedly, but I can’t for the life of me ever remember families taking their TV out for a day at the beach before I came here! Entire branches of families pile what appears to be the majority of their goods and chattels into vehicles to congregate together at local beauty spots. I think some of the best paella I ever tasted has been more or less forced upon us by huge and congenial gypsy families who were delighted to share some of our tuna/mayo and cucumber sandwiches in return! At LA VAQUERIA Sundays are now reserved for THE BISTRO where the pretty shaded garden has been filling up with happy diners enjoying the freshly prepared BRUNCH; the sound of chatter and laughter making us feel like any other lovely Sunday venue in Southern Spain. In fact, with GREENER SENIORS displaying an increasing range of useful ecological products in the new potting shed, our garden could even be described as the perfect Sunday venue! Pop your head round the door for your environmentally friendly cleaning products, organic seeds and much, much more. For more information on our activities or how to find us call Su on 952517273, see Jo at the markets or visit the website we are looking forward to meeting you. See main advert on pages 76 & 77

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It's that page of the month again - the Share'oscope page!

Balance. We all seek it, yet few seldom find it in their lives, at least not without a struggle.

Mr Stockmarket has revealed that the share for July is BATM, and he has purchased (in his imagination, not in real life) 3030 of them at 33p a head. He told The Sentinella, "This share is an old favourite of mine. It is in the IT hardware sector. Rumours are it's on it's way up again. Now a look at selections from previous months: Sepura, bought for 32p, now 40p Huntsworth 32p, bought for, now 55p Ferrexpo, bought for 70p, now 128p Northgate, bought for 80p, now 127p Trinity Mirror, bought for 45p, now 60p Bank of Ireland, bought for 91p, now 156p More next month! 80

I’m naturally business-minded and I’m always working on about a gazillion new projects, or maintaining existing ones. However, I began to realise that a large proportion of these tasks were no longer serving me. I needed some guidance and quick! A friend recommended Glenne Ladegaard and her Goddess Guide Coaching sessions. For the first, I visited Glenne in her house in La Herradura, although most of her coaching is conducted via the telephone. We began by discussing ways in which I could cut down on the time spent working on my businesses, such as

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Life Coaching Cont... delegating, outsourcing and even smaller solutions like reducing the amount of emails I receive on a daily basis. Glenne then presented me with her personally designed Goddess Guide Cards, which is a powerful tool to give people insight heightening their awareness of and sharpening their intuition about what's going on in their lives and what they need to change. I closed my eyes and concentrated on choosing two cards randomly, which transpired to be the Sky Goddess and the Goddess of Thought. On the back of each card there was some inspirational messages. Glenne suggested I determine which card represented the present and which the future. The Sky Goddess signalled that I was ready to move on to a future which was more in tune with my life mission and embrace the adventure. The Goddess of Thought brought to my

attention the importance of choosing the right path in line with my values and beliefs and also to achieve a greater balance in my life, slow down, meet more people, make new friends and have more fun…! During our next session via Skype Glenne helped me take practical steps to curing my pollen allergy, which is particularly bad right now, plus brought it home that I need to not only improve my Spanish, but prioritise this. Next month we’ll be discussing values, goals and probably a whole load more…And of course I’ll share it all with you guys! By Keidi Keating, coached by: Glenne Ladegaard Goddess Guide Coaching™: Personal Transformation for Women +(34) 686 616 703

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race 4 Life This year's Principle Sponsors Finca el Cerillo A lot of heart and a little ‘sole’ is all that's needed to take part in this year's major charity event. Tiptop treats are in store for all the family at Race4Life, on Sunday July 19th. With just a few weeks to go until the big day the organisation is almost complete. All you need to do is pick up your walking shoes, put a few euros in your pocket and come and join us for what will be a fabulous day out in Cómpeta. The event has been created and co-organised by Debi Bond of Cómpeta. And following last year's hugely successful day, once again all the profits raised will be going to Cudeca cancer hospice. This year's Race4Life is especially poignant for Debi as the whole day will be in memory of her stepfather, and all those who have lost their lives to cancer during the last year. The big event kicks off at 11am with an Open Air Market in the newly renovated Paseo de las Tradiciones, alongside the church in the main Almirjara Plaza, Cómpeta. Stalls will include books and ceramics, jams and cakes, hats and footballs, clothes and jewellery, wine and breads, plus much more. Around 2.30pm everyone is invited to gather outside the cemetery in Avenida de Torrox, for the official unveiling of the Race4Life Statue by the Alcalde of Cómpeta José Luis Torres Gutiérrez, accompanied by the accomplished local artist Moira Schepel. This unique piece of artwork was commissioned last year and will be the focal point of this year's event. "The statue will be a lasting tribute to mark the achievements of everyone who took part last year, and as a fitting memorial to loved ones who are no longer with us," explained Debi. The final part of the 2km walk culminates at the Alberdini around 3pm, a local Rural Hotel where proprietors Inez 82

and Rob will welcome everyone taking part....and it’s there the fun really starts. There’s a kids cocktail bar and disco, treasure hunt with prize, face painting and bouncy castle. And for the adults, a well deserved welcome drink and the chance to watch, and be entertained by, a lively group of local ladies cooking a giant paella. A raffle and auction will follow (keep in touch with prize information on A little later there will be live music from talented local group Straw Dogs, plus Remy's themed disco - all making sure the entertainment will go on into the night. Tickets for this event are just 10€ for adults and 5€ for the under 12’s. Don't forget, together we can make a difference. See you there! Debi Bond 626 192 117 /

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Film review Terminator Salvation The latest chapter in the successful cyborg series sure doesn't skimp on all that heavy metal. But while incoming director McG certainly gets a rise out of the machinery in the post-apocalyptic thriller, there's little sign of life where the flatly executed human component is concerned. Taking place in 2018, or 14 years after the dreaded Judgment Day has occurred, "Salvation" finds armies of Skynet Terminators patrolling the bombed-out remains of the country, searching for the odd pockets of human survivors who managed to survive the blasts. Among the living, of course, is John Connor (Bale), who despite his uncertainties seems well on his way to

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becoming the official leader of the Resistance. He's far less certain about the intentions of Marcus Wright (Australian Sam Worthington), a former death-row inmateturned-organ donor who appears willing to help him track down a teenager named Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin), who of course is supposed to grow up to become John's father. Nevertheless, the two form an uneasy alliance. In Arnold's absence, an important ingredient of the "Terminator" iconography -namely, the fun factor -- is in short supply. Apparently sensing the deficiency, the filmmakers have found a couple of ways to pay homage, both in terms of line callbacks and through the magic of special effects. Star Rating ***/***** (average)

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words of wisdom Wise words mate..... The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content. I live in my own little world but it's OK, everyone knows me here. I saw a rather large woman wearing a sweatshirt with 'Guess'? on it. I said, "thyroid problem?" I don't do drugs 'cause I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast.

I don't approve of political jokes. I've seen too many of them get elected. The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in value. If life deals you lemons, make lemonade; if it deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Marys. I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

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random Jokes Skinny Dipping... An elderly man in Georgia had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple, and peach trees . One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the 20 women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!'

The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.' Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the alligator. Some old men can still think fast. ----------------------------------------------------Don't know if this is just a coincidence but.... 2007 - Chinese year of the Chicken - Bird Flu Pandemic devastates parts of Asia, 2008 - Chinese year of the Horse - Equine Influenza decimates Australian racing, 2009 - Chinese year of the Pig - Swine Flu Pandemic kills hundreds of pigs around the globe. Has any one else noticed this? It gets worse........ next year...... 2010 - Chinese year of the Cock - what could possibly go wrong? Watch out the boys!


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suntech Future Energies At last, a solar system that not only saves you money, but gives you money back from day one! Technology is a wonderful thing, continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Problems create solutions, it has always been that way and will no doubt continue this way. Well Suntech Future Energies pose no exception to this rule. It has a product which solves so many energy issues it's hard to know where to start. Basically, they have a new solar system with a major difference. This system will give you hot water 365 days a year regardless of the sun conditions and it can distribute that hot water to anywhere in the building. I know what you are thinking, there are already systems out there that can do that, and I am sure there are, but the winter hot water from other systems are usually very expensive. This system will do it at a fraction of your usual winter hot water costs, and that is not all. This system, having created your free or very cheap hot water, can now serve you with hot or cold air - yes cold air, absolutely free. That’s free or cheap hot water turned into warm or cold air distributed anywhere in your property, elim-

inating the need for expensive air that’s clever! This system is suitable for domestic and commercial applications, which makes it a money saving, time saving, life improving product for your home, restaurant, cafe bar, hotel, gymnasium, health spa, beauty salon, etc. So what about the cost I hear you say?! Of course this kind of system requires an initial investment on your behalf, but Suntech can offer a selection of finance options*, which will actually put money back into your pocket from day one. How? Because the monthly cost of financing such a system is less each month than the cost of your current hot water and cold air energy supplier. And that’s money in your pocket not their's. Makes you think doesn’t it? At last, a solar system that not only saves you money, but gives you money back from day one! For further information please call Suntech Future Energies on: 653 152 072. Or call: 664 210 468 for information on qualifying for a 5% reduction. See main advert on page 32

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

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Man or woman A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. 'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.' 'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.' A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?' Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer' should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation. The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the feminine gender ('la computadora'), because: 1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic; 2. The native language they use to com-

municate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else; 3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your wages on accessories for it. The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ('el computador'), because: 1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on; 2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves; 3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realise that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model. The women won!!

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Countries of The world Number nine in the A-Z list is a former republic of the USSR boasting an unemplyment rate of over 33%! Armenia Population - 3,000,000 Language - Armenian Located - West Asia Capital City - Yerevan Currency - Dram Religion - Catholic Main Exports - Diamonds Literacy Rate - 99% Life Expectancy - 72 years GDP Per Capita - US $5,272 Total Area - 29,800 km2 Famous for – The Kingdom of Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its religion. Infamous for – In 1988 many thousands

of people were killed in an earthquake which destroyed 40% of Armenia. Main reason to go there – An ancient and rich culture, this McDonalds-free country offers something exotic for many tourists. Main reason not to go there – You will frequently be reminded that Armenia was the world’s first Armenian country. It could get boring as every tourist attraction appears to be a monastry. Biggest Celebrity – Pop singer Andre. National Sports – Wrestling, weightlifting, judo, football. Interesting – The highest point in Armenia is Mount Ararat where it is said Noah’s Ark came to rest.

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Beat the Crunch Recession Proof Investments With the economy diving further into the red many investors are worried about their current investments and are wondering where to place their trust and their money. Land had long been considered a safe haven but with the recent boom the comparable returns with other investments meant it had become unfashionable. However those days of extravagant city bonuses and novice property developers becoming paper millionaires are consigned to the history books. We recently asked Christian Műller, director of Landmark Developments what he considered to be the most recession proof asset class. Not surprisingly he suggests land but this is not a plug for his land investment company, moreover his reasoning is based on sound economic principles. “It is a cliché but they really don’t build it any more! However I would not suggest that every investor buys up tracts of land

in the hope it will increase in value. You have to be sure that there is serious development potential.” Műller set up this company in 2006 but it was his lifetime’s expertise in global developments that led him to his first project in the UK. “I had never considered the UK before as it was a developed market with less potential for profit but it soon became clear that there was a major difference between demand and supply, especially in the South of England. Some of this was due to over pricing but there were genuine opportunities if suitable locations could be found.” After many months of research a strategic site was acquired between Southampton and Portsmouth in a town called Fareham. The site was acquired from the Highways Agency and due to its development potential an overage clause meant the Government would be entitled to a percentage of the profits when planning permission was granted.



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Beat the Crunch Cont... “The Barker Report in 2006 showed how acute the housing shortage is in the South East which naturally attracted us to the area. In fact our research has proven to be accurate as the local council in February 2008 proposed 3 potential areas for development and I am happy to say that our site was within one of these.” The fact that the site has development all around and a golf course to the North means it is ideally suited as a natural path for the local community’s growth. Fareham needs to find room for 13,720 homes in the next 20 years which equates to 686 new homes each year. This site could accommodate approximately 100 new homes on a conservative estimation. Developments of this size are not uncommon within Fareham. There may well be a case for housing targets to be met but with builders in complete disarray how many firms could be in a position to build such a project? Műller is fully aware of the dangers faced

by the building trade. “This is a serious issue but despite the doom and gloom these targets need to be reached and the government have put into place initiatives to help builders. At the end of the day demand for housing remains high, especially in this area. The council are in the process of appraising and allocating a number of local sites and with the pound as weak as it the potential for profit is even greater” Despite the uncertainty surrounding the global economy one factor remains constant and that is further development of Fareham is inevitable and with prices starting at £3500 this vehicle should prove to be accessible to most. To find out more, visit Keidi Keating, Editor of The Sentinella, recommends purchasing this land and she has even added a couple of the plots to her own Investment Portfolio. See advert on page 60

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aguaszago Imagine having to shower, wash dishes and prepare food using nothing but bottled water! Well, according to the ‘experts’ that’s one of the most obvious solutions to preventing bacterial contamination from local water supplies. But it may not be the most effective, when you study the truth. Bottled water is sold to us with the idea that it is underground spring water filtered through volcanic rock to create water full of healthy minerals. However, in reality bottled water is taken from the ground supplies, pumped into large bottling factories before being filtered and treated with UV sterilizing units; exactly the same system that we supply and install! Good friends, Alberto and Richard, were determined to find a cost effective solution to this problem and noticed a gap in the local market. They put their heads together and after some extensive research looking at products in China, India and America, they eventually found a high quality unit at a reasonable price in England. And so Aguaszago was born. Their company provides high quality water treatment for domestic properties, which means you can just turn on the tap and drink pure, uncontaminated water. Aguaszago supplies and installs UV sterilization units to kill all the bacteria in water, as well as a range of water filters to eliminate the taste of bad taste and odours from town water supplies. A possible reason for the contamination of ground water supplies is the influx of houses built in the campo, all discharging sewage into the ground. Water storage in Spain is also an issue, with large deposits above ground a breeding


haven for bacteria. Back to bottled water, it is in no way environm e n t a l l y friendly. Just think of all the plastic that is used once and discarded, plus the massive cost of transport to supermarkets, and then to your home. According to researchers storing water in plastic bottles can lead to harmful carcinogens bleeding into the water. Here is an excerpt from one of many studies on the subject: 2009 Update: A new European study published this year raises doubts about the safety of disposable water bottles, which have heretofore been regarded as safe by the FDA and other government health agencies. Researchers in Germany found evidence of a man-made estrogen-like compound leaching into water packaged in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Such chemicals, known as "endocrine disruptors," have the potential to interfere with estrogen and other reproductive hormones in the human body. However, the authors of the study say more research is required to determine whether, or to what degree, this poses an actual health risk to humans. I think you’ll agree that Aguazago is surely the way to go! Their units can be supplied and installed for as little as 700€ depending on a site survey. This is a small cost to pay when considering the cost of bottled water and its negative impact on the environment. And then there’s the health implications….!

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Our fourth anniversary party was a huge success, the food was absolutely fantastic, beautifully prepared, as usual by Angela Dent and so tasty! Every year she excels herself, we are always so pleased to have the opportunity to show off her skills.

I have finally found inner peace by following the simple advice I heard on a Medical TV show.

At our party we launched our loyalty card which gives our customers the chance to save some money on their shopping bill, we do try to give something back. Every year new friendships seem to form at the party and this year was no exception, we can never beat last year though when two relatives met up, one on holiday from Australia – without knowing that her Cousin actually lived in the area, (what are the chances of that happening?). We had around 200 customers throughout the afternoon and a good time was had by all, some just popping in for a quick hello, whilst others stayed the course and managed the whole affair. We would like to thank all those customers who attended old and new. We are getting some extremely interesting new items in our Card and Gift shop, and at extremely good prices, why not call round and see them for yourself. Linda and Geoff See main advert on pages 64 and 65

A Doctor proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started. So I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of shhhardonay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of vocka, a pockage of Prunglies, tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valum scriptins, the res of the Chesescke an a box a chocolets. Yu haf no idr who fkin gud I fel. Peas sen dis orn to dem yu fee AR in ned ov inr pece.


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How To Avoid The flu 1) Eat right! 2) Make sure you get your daily dose of fruits and veggies. 3) Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin C. 4) Get plenty of exercise because exercise helps build your immune system. 5) Walk for at least an hour a day.. 6) Go for a swim.. 7) Take the stairs instead of the elevator, etc. 8) Wash your hands often. 9) If you can't wash them,keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around. 10) Get lots of fresh air. 11) Open doors & windows whenever possible. 12) Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can. 13) Get plenty of rest. or take the doctor's approach.. Think about it... When you go for a flu shot, what do they do first? They Clean your arm with alcohol... Why ? Because Alcohol KILLS GERMS. So I walk to the off licence - (exercise) I put lime in my lager - (fruit) Celery in my Bloody Mary - (veggies) Drink outdoors on the bar patio - (fresh air) Tell jokes, laugh (eliminate stress) Then pass out. (rest) The way I see it... If you keep your alcohol levels up flu germs can't get you! My grandmother always said, 'A shot in the glass is better than one in the ass!' 102

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star signs Mystic Mag puts up her parasol and collects her thoughts for the month of July… Capricorn Holy Moses! Buy yourself a nit comb as there may well be an outbreak in your hair this month. Lucky sign - The theme tune to Coronation Street Aquarius Sometimes you Aquarians are dull. This month die your hair blue, walk around your house starkers...You know the kind of thing. Lucky sign - A tall hat Pisces Eenie, meenie, minie, mo, which one shall you choose? Whichever you select make the choice from your head not your heart. Lucky sign - A torch with no batteries Aries If you’re not careful you’ll look like The Incredible Hulk by the end of the month. Jealousy just isn’t attractive so leave it out. Lucky sign - A ringing telephone, Brrring, Brrring... Taurus Planet Venus is in your sign this month so if you haven’t got a red-hot lover already, come September you will have. Lucky sign - A rotting apple Gemini One day you will grow up, but for now keep being childish. Just don’t throw a tantrum if you don’t get to go to the seaside this year!

Lucky sign - A herd of goats Cancer Give it a rest. Often people get sick of listening to you rattling on. Put a sock in it for heaven’s sake. Lucky sign - A wailing baby Leo Bring it on. Party will be your middle name this month, so get your glad rags on and have some fun. Lucky sign - A tub of raspberry ripple ice cream Virgo You need to stop eating all that junk food and buy some nutritious veg. Carrots are always good, but eat too many and you’ll turn orange! Lucky sign - A thriving tree Libra Whatever it is you want out of this summer, you won’t get it. But you will take a surprise trip instead. Lucky sign - A packet of polos Scorpio – Your hay fever is getting out of control. Lucky sign - A book with a missing page Sagittarius - Baked Beans may be good for your heart, but we all know the rest of the rhyme. Enough said! Lucky sign - A sinking boat, with no sails, no skipper, no oarman but a pig on board. And if it’s your Birthday this month sip on a nice glass of Martini and Lemonade treat yourself and add an extra slice of Lemon!

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whats on...? sponsored by: market stopping at the Iceland store on the return journey. The Branch has an active gardening group as well as a The British Store & More sewing group. We look forward to seeOPEN ALL “OURS” ing you at our meetings or on out trips. Puente don Manuel We are now taking bookings for our 5 Call: 95 11 67 674 / 95 11 67 289 / 65 93 75 603 day trip to Toledo and Salamanca in September, a trip not to miss and to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar - Open daily the Torre del Mar branch we are hold10am - 1pm. We continue with the ing a special Summer Ball at the Hotel Spanish groups. Wednesday Morning Al Andaluz in Maro on July 4th – not - Art Group & Computer Group, Thursto be missed. day Morning - Reflexology, Friday July Events, 2nd, Trip to Gibraltar €10 Morning - Coffee Morning - Boutique for all. 4th, Summer Ball at Hotel An& Library. Roman Catholic Mass will be daluz, Maro. €28/€30. Coach available at 6pm. Other Church services are at the extra, 29th Sumer Fayre at La Vega usual times. Deposits required for all restaurant, Torre del Mar. To book trips trips and events - For further informaplease contact Merryll: 663658354 tion call in at the centre Avenida PLEASE NOTE: We still pick up pasMoscatel No. 1,"I", Torre Del Mar or sengers from the Hotel Romero at tel: 952 543 334 Puente Don Manuel.


RBL - Trapiche Branch meets every Wednesday at 12 noon in El Trapiche Restaurant. 1st July Social gathering with Bingo, 6th Another popular Quiz Night with chicken and chips, 8th Social gathering and TV addicts quiz, 15th Branch Meeting and monthly lunch at El Trapiche, 22nd Social gathering with Skittles, 29th Social gathering and a Beetle drive, 31st Gibraltar trip. General information: Gordon Reith 951 239 366, Social info: Pat Burns 672 366 376, Bookings: Gloria Hollocks 618 456 056 or at El Trapiche. Welfare: Sue Reith 680 764 130 RBL - Torre del Mar Branch meet each Wednesday at La Vega Restaurant, Torre del Mar (next to Mercadona). Everyone is assured of a warm welcome. We arrange a varied social calendar with bus trips to interesting places. We also arrange monthly trips to Gibraltar and occasional trips to Fuengirola 104

Cudeca events: Monday 26th - Thursday 29th October, Half-board, wine and water in the beautiful Parador in Cadiz. Visiting Algeciras, Cape Trafalgar, vejer de la Frontera, Puerta Santa Maria, Jerez & a Bodega, The clock museum etc. (Horse show an optional extra) €395.00 each sharing or €485.00 single, €200 each deposit. Tuesday 22nd - Monday 28th December, Christmas in Benidorm. 14th year at the same hotel. Full Board, wine and water. Gala dinner, heated pool, dancing, entertainment etc. Same price as 2007, €395.00 each sharing or €455.00 single, €200.00 each deposit. Please book early to reserve hotels & choose your seat on the coach when booking. Booking details: Trips organised by John & Nessa Reeve in aid of Cudeca. TEL: 95 252 5891 - Please phone and we will arrange to meet you. Your support helps a terminally ill cancer patient - Thank you.

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whats on...? Cont... RBL - Alcaucin Branch meets every Thursday noon at the Restaurant La Era, Puente Don Manuel (entrance via Petrol Station) to enjoy social activities and meet new likeminded friends. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, surprise events and presentations. Regular trips are arranged departing locally. Many thanks go to everyone who supported our recent Car Boot Sale which raised almost 300 Euros for the Poppy Appeal. July events 9th - Reflexology Demonstration, 17th Ten Pin Bowling at Ozone 16.30 for 17.00 Advance Booking required, 23rd Bob and Franks Whacky Music Quiz, 25th Quiz with a Twist (and Supper) at Bar Atila. Open to everyone. In aid of our 2009 Poppy Appeal. July 30th, No Meeting Restaurant Closed, Branch Contact is 696 391 224 Harvey. Social Contact is 677 866 008 Ann. Welfare Contact is 690 310 951 Dorothy. RBL- Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30 to 2.30 pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment and monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks*, and we welcome all new and existing RBL members. For more information please ring: 952 514 226 or 669 201 927 Come dancing for Cudeca, Contact or phone Mike on 952 510 189 and Joyce 616 046 713 CAS events for July, Saturday July 4 Independence Day Barbecue at Seacrest Kennels. 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Entertainment with Bobby Mac. Tickets 18â‚Ź include wine. Booking necessary at CAS Office Colmenar Gym, fitness/pilates classes,

weight/circut training, fully equipped gym. Contact Carol 659 295 346 email: Have you always wanted to draw and paint? Call top international artist/tutor Heather Gail Harman B.A Hon in Association with Conte a Paris. 951 167 146 / 628 306 371 Nerja History Group. Meets on the first Friday of every month at Nerja Cultural Centre, Calle Granada. Meetings start at 11.30 prompt and finish at 13.30. For more info. please contact Jill Chtristian-Smith on 664 760 405 or RBL - Los Romanes Branch Meet every Tuesday at 4 Caminos (formerly Ziggis) Cortijo Romero, Vinuela at NEW TIME OF 12 NOON. We hold our social meeting playing bingo, beetle, dominoes, quizes etc. and have a good laugh. On the first Tuesday of every month we have a menu del dia at 4 Caminos for the very good price of 8.50â‚Ź If you would like to join us please do come along, all are welcome. For further information contact Lorraine on 952510203 or Margaret on 951167600. FHT Axarquia Therapists Support Group The next meeting of this Support Group will be an informal one at the home of Mitzi Edwards on Wednesday 22nd July at 7.30pm. If you would like to know more, or wish to attend, please telephone or email: Jenny Wright 680 500 073 or 951 321 613 Mo Reeves 663 564 699

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information ...In our own random order! Emergency Numbers Police Municipal: 092/952 549 238 National: 091/952 542 000 Fire: 952 558 091 velez 952 500 000 Torre ambulance: 061 water: 952 540 662 Electricity: 952 540 662 red Cross: 952 500 321 hospital general Basico de la axarquia, Torre del Mar: 951 067 000 Bus Times Telephone: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30*, 07:30, 08:30** 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15*, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30**, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45**, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40**, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10**, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00**, 12:15, 12:50**, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-Torre see Nerja-Malaga times Torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15***, 10:00, 11:00***, 11:15; 11:45**, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30***, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English Anglican Nerja - san Miguel Church 11:30am Sundays Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Malaga - St George's Church 12 midday Sundays Torre del Mar - Puente don Manuel 6pm Saturdays ANGLICAN communion. Alhama de Granada - St. Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Meson Diego, Plaza de 106

la Constitucion. Tel.958359388 (priest) or 952 510 921 (churchwarden) St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) Roman Catholic Torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Church of Scotland Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre - Worship every Sunday at 11:30 Tel 952543334 or 687764705 for more information. Evangelical Torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) Now meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30 in the Picasso Room of the Hotel Torremar, off Paseo Larios, C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy Tel 952532825 Torrox Park Church every Thursday there is an informal church service at Livingstones Restaurant Torrox Park at 11.30 am. Livingstones is on the main road through Torrox Park opposite El Pino Camping. There is a Communion Service on the first Sunday of each month at Torre del Mar Church. Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship 11am. Tuesday Fellowship - 7pm (Prayer time 6pm) We meet at Fellowship of The King premises. Our new address is:- Fellowship of The King Venta Baja Road (next BLOCK up from Meson Sara) Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin. Phone: 952 518 185 or 952 033 021 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. Taxis Torre: 952 540 016. Nerja: 952 520 537 velez Malaga: 952 540 016

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information Taxis continued... Puente don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636. shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa Tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria & Algarrobo Costa Thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral saturdays: Caleta de Velez & Competa sundays: Malaga Consulates UK Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2ยบ- Malaga 952 352 300 Ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nยบ15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Carlota Alesandria, 33 Edif. San Andres - 1ยบ-7 Torremolinos 952 380 888 Germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 Sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159

Denmark 952 211 797 airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804 airlines Telefonica Dial 1002 to report a fault on the line. For general enquiries dial 1004 Tourist information Nerja: 952 521 531 Torre del Mar: 952 541 104 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 902 575 757 or 952 551 084 - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am - 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am 12.45pm

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Puzzle Pages get Quizical

hey diddle riddle

1. Between the mouths of which 2 rivers does Aberdeen lie?

1.You pick it, you peel the outside, you cook the inside, you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What am I?

2. In which constellation is the plough?

2. What walks on 3 legs when its old? Walks on 4 legs when it is a baby? Walks on 2 legs in between? What am I?

3. Which singer-actress played Evita in the 1996 film? 4. What was Jodie Foster's character name in the film Bugsy Malone? 5. A sakai is an aborigine of which country? 6. What type of creature is a suslik? 7. What is Rapa Nui better known as? 8. What was the name of the 1st dog in space?

3. There is a mute person who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Now if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself? 4. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

9. What is oolong?

5. This is a true story. A white horse jumped over a tower and landed on a 10. What does the word tong mean with priest, who immediately disappeared regards to Chinese secret societies? from the landscape. Where did this take place? Answers on bottom of page 110



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Cryptic Clues aCrOss 7 Athlete gets school office equipment (8) 8 Boast to a bird (4) 9 Society should be pursued (6) 10 Sent in to organise game (6) 11 School of note, possibly (4) 12 The end for a draper (8) 14 Arranged ruse indeed (8) 18 Favour a team (4) 20 Disclose about meat (6) 22 Ran back to argue, being intolerant (6) 23 Dog really captured the fiend (4) 24 Gloomy about actors (8)

Coffee time aCrOss 7 Runner (8) 8 Black bird (4) 9 Looked for (6) 10 Sport (6) 11 Public school (4) 12 Drapes (8) 14 Adopted formation (8) 18 Edge (4) 20 Expose (6) 22 Taper (6) 23 Monster (4) 24 Cloudy (8) dOwN

dOwN 1 Develop into a vegetable (6) 2 Loading a shape that's slanting (8) 3 Sluggish form of electricity (6) 4 Box on right shows sign of damage (6) 5 Look in Tuscany (4) 6 Kitty to charge for concoction (6) 13 Sailor's pamphlet is immaterial (8) 15 Come out East and join (6) 16 A shade of cowardice (6) 17 New garden peril (6) 19 Unknown words start to turn somnolent (6) 21 Still in the venture (4)

1 Germinate (6) 2 Crosswise (8) 3 Motionless (6) 4 Bomb-hole (6) 5 Peruse (4) 6 Elixir (6) 13 Theoretical (8) 15 Appear (6) 16 Colour (6) 17 Jeopardy (6) 19 Sleepy (6) 21 Level (4)

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---------------------------------------------------Two men were sitting at the top floor of the Empire State Building. One man says to the other. "You know, if you jump out the window here, the force of the wind will blow you back in through the window on the 90th floor." The other man says "leave off, you're joking aren't u?" The 1st man says "No, here I'll prove it". So he stands on the window ledge and jumps out and comes back in thru the 90th floor window. The 2nd man says, "That was just a one off" So he does it again and comes thru on the 90th floor, runs back up and says "See, I’m telling the truth" The 2nd man says "Wow, I’m going do it then" he stands on the window ledge, jumps out and falls to his death. The barman says to the first man,"You know, you're not nice when you're drunk Superman" ---------------------------------------------------Secrets to a perfect relationship: It is important that a woman helps you around the house and has a job. It is important that a woman makes you laugh It is important to find a woman you can count on and who doesn’t lie to you. It is important that a woman is good in bed and loves making love to you. It is REALLY important that these four women don’t know each other! get Quizical answers 1) Dee and Don, 2) Ursa Major, 3) Madonna , 4) Tallulah, 5) Malaysia, 6) Squirrel, 7) Easter Island, 8) Laika, 9) A type of tea, 10) Meeting Place hey diddle riddle answers 1) Corn, 2) A human. (When they're old they walk with a cane, which is the 3rd leg, and babies crawl, so they're walking with 4 legs.) 3) He just has to open his mouth and ask. He's blind, not mute, 4) The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry, 5) A chess board. The white horse = knight, The tower = rook, The priest = bishop

A rich lonely widow decided that she needed another man in her life so she placed an ad, which read something like this: Rich widow looking for man to share life and fortune... Needs to have these qualifications: 1) Won’t beat me up, 2) Won’t run away 3) Has to be great in bed. For several months, her phone rang off the hook, her doorbell was ringing constantly, she received tons of mail, etc., all to no avail: none seemed to match her qualifications. Then one day the doorbell rang yet again. She opened the door to find a man with no arms and no legs lying on the welcome mat. Perplexed, she asked, "Who are you? And what do you want?" "Hi," he said, " your search is over, for I'm the man of your dreams. I've got no arms so I can't beat you up and no legs so I can't run away." "Well, then," she said, "what makes you think that you're so great in bed?" To which he replied,..... "Well, I rang the doorbell, didn't I? ---------------------------------------------------Old Fred had been a religious man who was in the hospital, near death. The family called their preacher to stand with them. As the preacher stood next to the bed, old Fred's condition appeared to deteriorate and he motioned frantically for something to write on. The pastor lovingly handed him a pen and a piece of paper, and old Fred used his last bit of energy to scribble a note, then he died. The preacher thought it best not to look at the note at that time, so he placed it in his jacket pocket. At the funeral, as he was finishing the message, he realised that he was wearing the same jacket that he was wearing when old Fred died. He said, "You know, old Fred handed me a note just before he died. I haven't looked at it, but knowing Fred, I'm sure there's a word of inspiration there for us all." He opened the note, and read out loud, "Hey, you're standing on my oxygen tube?"

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The Sentinella Trader 3€ for a maximum of 28 words or 15€ for boxed advert inc. photo. Payment to be made before the 17th of the month. Payments can be left at Arkwrights - Puente don Manuel, viva Bar - Torre del Mar, Ribhouse - Torrox. Email before 15th of the month or Call Hayley on: 658 202 472 Toyota Rav-4 2006,

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Laser Sailing Dinghy New rigging, also trailer but not road legal, usually transported on roof rack. Welcome to inspect Vinuela area. 1,000€ Call: 660 520 480 Ford Focus Diesel Estate Oct 2002, ITV Oct 2010 Low Mileage, Over 50mpg, FSH, A/C, Power Steering, CD, Spanish 4,150€ Tel: 952 037 850 or 649 111 965

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*Comprising 2 villas *1 x 2 beds & 1 x 3 beds *Both fully furnished with under floor heating *Full kitchen and washing facilities *video/Tv/Satellite *Larger villa has A/C and solar water heater *Shared pool (very big) *Located on the hillside above Torrox in 6500sq. mtrs of olive grove with stunning views of coast and mountains Will rent complete or separate Rent negotiable Would consider selling For further details, please contact

to Torre. Phone: 952 514 467 or 625 231 990 ----------------------------------------------------aParTMENT TO rENT Torrox ParkBrisamar 1/2 bedroom, Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom, Terrace, communal swimming pool, ground floor. 380â‚Ź per month plus bills. Tel: 658 733 661 ----------------------------------------------------hidEawaY hOLidaY aParTMENT 1 Bed, luxury bathroom, open plan kitchenette/lounge with sofabed, sleeps 4. In beautiful Alcaucin mountain location ideal for walkers. Good rates 659132579 ----------------------------------------------------2 BEd / 2 BaTh aParTMENT available for short term/holiday lets. Very reasonable rates, Exclusive road in Puente don Manuel, 8x4m pool, Ideal for family visits 658 202 472

Job Seekers dO YOU NEEd hOME hELP? Ex-English rest home owner, will visit you in your own home. Do chores like gardening, cleaning and will look after you or your spouses. For further information tel: Penny 662 097 051 sEasONaL PrOMOTiONaL workers required,outgoing and condfident immediate start. High earnings potential call: 680 210 414

Miscellaneous hOT CaBiNET sErvEOvEr 1.50 metre & CaTEriNg rOTTissOriE for roast chickens Call: 609 108 759


Chris on 665 143 860 Email: hOUsE TO LET, small house at Niza beach. seconds walk to beach. One bedroom patio garden and backyard area for cars.near coast road, 5 minutes 120

waNTEd sMaLL ChEsT FrEEZEr, Will collect in Axarquia area. Call: 664 210 468 waNTEd wiNdOws aNd dOOrs, any size indoor and out and security bars. Phone 625 231 990 or 952 514 467

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ACCOMMODATION wEscuela la Crujia Rural B & B & guesthouse in a pretty converted school, 10 minutes from Velez Malaga,Tel: 606 010 580. Email: wvista la Maroma Rural B & B La Vinuela Tel: 952 519 095 Mob: 666 396 562 E-mail: Website:

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

ALLOTMENTS wallotments for rent in Velez Malaga. 20 euros per month for 50 square metres. Close to El Ingenio shopping centre and Velez Malaga centre. Gardening tools available for use. Parking onsite. Come and join us - grow your own veg and save on your shopping! Call Jose on 639120707 Email:

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

BOOKSHOPS wPasatiempo Calle Infantes 30, Torre del Mar, 952 543 703,

BRITISH SUPERMARKETS warkwrights English Shop. Turn right at Venta Baja Crossroads or call: 95 11 67 674 or 65 93 75 603

BUILDERS wMilton Construction - 20 yrs experience in all types of construction from routine maintenance and repairs to new builds, pools, landscaping.Tel:625 348 406 for free estimates. wProfessional Building services 34 years in Building Trade, Kitchens made or Just Fitted, Reforms, Extensions, Painting. NO JOB TOO SMALL, FREE QUOTE call Garry or Olly Tel: 655 279 043/951 167 375/ 664 156 095 wTerence seaton & J daniel - Renovations & Refurbishments. Professional builders with over 20 years experience. Tiling, painting, plumbing, electricity. Free advice, no obligations. Tel: 664 459 868. wspanish family builders for reforms, new builds, walls, pools etc. Good reputation with clients and known well in local town halls re: permissions etc. English speaking answering service. Please telephone: 660 144 402. wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY wEarn executive level income working from home 2-3 hours a day. Must have phone and internet. Only looking for motivated individuals who desire a 6-figure salary. Call: 671 879 715

home. 15yrs experience NHS & private. Call: 636 866 715


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

wsunshine Cleaners for a sparkling clean result, daily, weekly or monthly visits. Also change overs and keyholding service. Give us a call on 639 583 400 wM&M Cleaners in Competa and surrounding areas, cleaning all the way down to the coast. call the reliable ladies on: 952 553 729 or 647 145 628 wClean & rosie - Private cleaning undertaken on villas and apartments, including windows, ironing and laundry. References available. Call Rose on 685 245 516



wandrew rodgers 20 years experience in kitchens, wardrobes, shelving, aluminium door & windows. Call the Window Doctor for any window problem. Roller shutter blinds, mosquito blinds, security locks, repairs and renewals reasonable rates, Tel: 660 597 894 email: wCarpentry & Joinery all aspects of carpentry including kitchens, windows & doors, Dave: 686 307 769 wMadercobrita Poligono la Panoleta, C/Juan Gris, Velez Malaga, 952 501 543

wglenne Ladegaard Goddess Guid Coaching™ © Goddess Guide Cards BodyImage Therapy™ and Paintings (+34) 686 616 703 wBusiness Coach & Master Facilitator, Andi Roberts, (+34) 686 616 703

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


CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING wCall roy on: 958 640 068, Professional Machines, Best prices, Distance No Problem. 16 years experience.

CATERING wFood For Thought Catering offering fantastic quality food at competitive prices. Please phone us on 952 554 249 or 600 783 870 or visit our new website at: for more information. wL&L's Pies - Fresh homemade pies, pasties & much more. Large variety of flavours. Please call 666208880 for a full price list. Min Order 10€

CHIROPODISTS wregistered Chiropodist/Podiatrist offering a complete footcare service in the comfort of your own


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


To advertise in The Sentinella call 664 210 468 or email DENTISTRY wUnidental. English Dentist Practising Here C/Canalejas, 15 Local, Velez Malaga. Tel: 952 55 83 63 wian Pett dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148.

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

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician For all your electrical needs and problems Fault finding/Lighting and power/Air conditioning Electric gates and Intercoms/Pumps Rewires/Upgrades Call Stefan 610048919

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wLakeside Property services, 24 hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357 wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, waxarquia Properties sL 952 554 235 or 626 038 851, waxces Property direct call or email: 0034 625 346 200 wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306,

FURNITURE SHOPS wThe Furniture Barns, Tel: 626 160 869 Email: Country Furniture, furnishings, accessories and much, much more...Look on our website for our latest stock or visit us at our new shop in Andalucian Auctions, Campillos wCudeca Second Hand Furniture Shop, tel 952 545 212 Calle Infantes 48, Torre del Mar (by Thursday market) open from 10.00 to

16.30 Mon to Fri and 10.00 to 13.30 Sats. For donations of furniture please call Tony on 661 826 654.

GARDENING SERVICES wred Palm Beetles, Processionary Moths. Call us for treatment and disposal of these garden problems. Tel: 657 165 373 wgarrick welch Gardening and general maintenance, Torrox, Nerja and surrounding areas. Also tiling, painting and small building works. Hourly rates, references available, no job too small. Friendly reliable service. Enquiries: 664 226 509 / 690 848 951 / 952 539 674 or email:

HAIRDRESSERS wBlades - 20 years experienced mobile hairdresser & nail technician for acrylic nails. Call: 658 733 661

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

HOLIDAY LETS wvillas to Let Privately owned luxury villas to let. Contact Christine: 627 820 669

HOME FURNISHINGS wgilly’s Fabric workshop For all your Upholstery & Soft Furnishings. Tel: 660 743 468 or 958 36 40 16

HORSE RIDING wandalucia horse riding, 1hr, 2 hr or day rides with picnic or bar lunch. Situated close to Lake ViĂąuela Also riding holidays with accomodation. Tel: 616 032 215, wPony riding, Main road Torrox-Competa between km 13 &14. Call: 626 836 736 wProfessional international horse rider Trainer, UK qualified, available for lessons, schooling etc.. Call Tina: 666 135 516

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wLos Caballos del Puente, Horse riding in the area around Lake Vinuela. One hour 20€, two hours 30€. Call: 697 594 824 walcaucin horse riding, Lessons, trekking kids club on Sats 10am - midday. Ring Charlotte for more info. 620 609 374. Website:

wwagtails boarding kennels for cats and dogs. Dogs walked 3 times a day in 36,000 sq metres fenced land. Phone Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935 or wThe dog house While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available. wdogs - Home from home, boarding at my 10,000sqm finca in Rio Gordo. Offering a personal service where dogs live as family. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses etc.

HOUSE CLEARANCES whouse & garage Clearances. Car Boot stock wanted. Fair prices paid. Call: 680 751 868 whouse Clearance & removals. All items considered, cash payable on collection. Fast & Reliable service. Call Paul: 626 160 869 wCarousel second hand Furniture, Vinuela Pueblo (Under Cajamar Bank), access via steps at side of bank, or slip road behind bank, 630 211 907

INSURANCE wLCJ iNsUraNCE, Not the cheapest, Not the dearest, Almost certainly the best, *Health Insurance, * Travel Insurance - Multi trips, *Car and House Insurance, * Funeral Plans, Call: 952 515 224 wMaPFrE insurance: Specialising in health, home, vehicle, business & life insurance. Range of pensions & investment plans. English & Spanish speaking. Call Victoria Harding for a no-commitment quote. 952 551 460, fax: 952 555 212 or email: wall types of insurance available with Spains leading Insurance company Mapfre. We also offer highly competitive rates for transfering currencies anywhere in the world. English speaking service. Please telephone: 660 144 402 or e mail us at

INTERNET SERVICES wriosat:sL, RioSat SL, No landline required. Internet and telephone services. Some areas free installation. Covering Andalucia. ADSL from 29€ per month. SDSL from 39€ per month. No necisita linea fija. Internet y telèfono. Instalacìon gratis. Cobertura Andalucìa. ADSL de 29€ al mes. SDSL de 39€ al mes Llàmenos / Call 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web:


LAUNDRY SERVICES wCampo Laundry service Your Laundry Washed and Ironed. We Pick up and Drop off. Everyday is a washday for the 3-J's. Torre, Vinuela, Colmenar and inland. Julie 699 349 748

LAWYERS wCarmen silvia, Solicitors Abogados, Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (very near Notaria Office). Free initial consultation, 952 967 004 Email: winternational Law solutions. English speaking SpanishLawyer. English and Spanish legal advisors. Urb Torrox Park, Zona Comercial 3, 952 527 831 or 615 338 139,

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


To advertise in The Sentinella call 664 210 468 or email MACHINE HIRE wMachines for hire, for all your building & reform requirements, with or without driver. Call: 696 547 646, on road to lake. wsaxon sL JCB Digger Hire. New machine Good rates. Velez Malaga Call: 678 23 22 53 or 662 39 83 72

MASSAGE (THERAPEUTIC) wJonathan Mark Leggott, S.M.T.O. I.T.E.C Remedial Massage, Advanced Sports massage, Soft tissue manipulation. Centro Mar y Salud, El Morche -Torrox Costa. Tel: 639 528 205, 952 53 2065

MEDICAL CENTRES wCentro Mar y salud offers good professional care and treatment in a friendly and healing environment. Our centre not only emphasises diagnosis and cure but also promotes maintaining your health and feeling good. We offer a range of practitioners and treatments; General Medicine, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Obstetrics, Massage, Acupuncture, Gynaecology, Cosmetic surgery, Urology, Iridology, Colontherapy, Pedicure, Photo depilation, Yoga Classes, Gym classes. Paseo Marítimo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, 952 532 065 / 617 913 196,

MIDWIFE wkaren Fagan Independent Midwife registered with Colegio de Enfermeria Malaga & NMC London.Homebirth,waterbirth,birthing classes,breastfeedingsupport. Antenatal & postnatal care.Clinics held El Morche Centro Mar y Salud.Tel : 952 532 065 / 606 911 240 for appointments.

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

MULTI-SERVICES wM Tek Building services Engineers. Fully Qualified Team of Engineers, Consultancy service, Plumbing, Electrical, Gas, Con-

struction. Total One Stop Solutions. Spanish speaking personnel. Tel: 952 512 491 - 617 839 660 - 7 days a week. e-mail: wMaster Jack need a decorator, cleaner, gardener, carer, hairdresser, interpreter...? Just call Master Jack, your first stop for services, we’ll arrange everything for you, very competitive rates, flexible working to suit you. Call Master Jack’s experienced workers on 676343528 or 656934208 for quotes and more information.

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

PAINTERS & DECORATORS wBrush strokes. Rooms painted from 60€ (i.e) one coat white) Villas painted from 300€ Tel: 686 307 769 or 639 738 624

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

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

PLUMBERS w24hr plumbing, drainage & all gas appliances, call 666 123 055 / 952 514 333 wwayne’s drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 239. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 wCosta del sol Plumbing - from a leaking tap to a full installation. Call Bryan on 665 490 996 or email:

PRINTING SERVICES wBusiness Cards double sided from 140€ for 500. Flyers double sided full colour from 165€ for 1,000. Call: 664 210 468

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts PROPERTY MAINTENANCE wProperty Care, for cleaning, gardening, general property maintenance. Reliable service. Refs available. Call Denise or Dave for friendly chat on 616 869 429 wdoctores de la Casa, We revitalise your property for re-sale or rental. Property or room makeovers, Property Management, Pool & Garden Maintenance, Guest Services. Call: 657 247 647 or email: waxarCare™ Property Management and Maintenance Services. A full range of property maintenance services carried out by professionals, Building, Painting, Electrical Work & Plumbing the one stop solution. Property Management Specialists a very comprehensive service, Including professional pool cleaning, full details on the AxarCare website. Axarcare we take care of all your property needs. Company Website: Tel :616-809-423

REMOVALS wMove it, Removals & Light haulage Nerja-based, Call or email for free quote: 620459908. Email: wMan and van (high top). €22 per hour. Reliable and friendly service. Call Paul: 626 160 869

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

RESTAURANTS wTaj Mahal ( Torre del Mar ) Avda. Anadalucia, Blq. Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, C/Timon. Tel: 952 547 798 wTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 or 667 934 731 wTrendys International Bar & Restaurant.


Paseo de Larios, Torre del Mar. Tel/Fax: 952 54 13 43 or 607 839 035 wLemon Tree “Just that little bit different” open Wednesdays - Sundays Rio Gordo Tel: 635 782 073

SATELLITE T.V. wTotal satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wsky shop Torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wsat. Co. Sky and “Free Sat.” HD. Call us 7 days a week. Call Tom on: 657 484 853

SOLAR POWER wTecnicas Maro, Heating, Cooling & Solar Energy. Providing energy saving solutions since 1992. Email: Tel:952 52 95 38

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

SWIMMING POOLS wPPP Caring for your property, pool and people. Property Maintenance and Pool Care. Contact Ron: 637 995 088

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

WEB DESIGNERS wspanglish webs, Web designs, Data Base Programmes, Hosting, Domains, Menu Designs, English - Spanish Translation. All at realistic prices. Contact Rachel: or telephone: 691 660 187


EXChaNgE YOUr UNwaNTEd gOOds FOr iNsTaNT Cash Tv’s



A purpose built, three unit property of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms with communal pool suitable as a rental opportunity or extensive family accommodation in the countryside. 249,950€ A spacious 165m2

Canillas de aceituno three bedroom


property with integral garage on a plot of 1622m2 and a 30m2 front covered terrace enjoying panoramic views to Lake vinuela 249,000€




A newly reformed two bedroom village house in this small pueblo with roof terrace enjoying views to Mount Maroma. Landline phone

A refurbished, traditional two bedroom country finca with studio apartment and pool enclosed in a delightful walled garden FP0646 195,000€ environment.


A lovely 128m2, three bedroom villa with pool, garage and marvellous views on a 4,000m2 plot enjoying good access twenty minutes from the coast. 295,000€



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

Sentinella Axarquia July 09  

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Sentinella Axarquia July 09  

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