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The Sentinella Axarquia Edition No 141

May 16 952 539 742

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

Ref: S3-453


3 Bed Village House (166m² built, 149m² plot) town centre, only 5 minutes to the coast, on 2 floors with all living accommodation on ground floor. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room with open fireplace and direct access to a large terrace and a f/f kitchen. On the top floor, there is plenty of storage that could be easily converted into a second floor apartment

Sales Price: 113,000€ (NEW!)

For Rent

Ref: R3-354

Valle Niza

Brand New 3 Bed 2 Bath Semi-detached House (140m² built) in a gated urbanization with gardens, pool, tennis courts and gym/sauna area. It has been decorated in a nice modern style. It is on three floors and comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and a very spacious f/f kitchen with access to a courtyard, large basement, plenty of storage room, gated parking and various terraces

We have buyers & renters waiting for qualit y properties, particularly near the coast or near to Lake Viñuela. If you have such a propert y, please contact us for a FREE listing and inclusion in our extensive marketing programme The BHS Group Services We are here to help with any aspect of living or holidaying in Spain, from getting your NIE Numbers & setting up bank accounts to dealing with utility companies, helping with telecoms & TV services and more specifically we have the following departments each with expert help: Property Sales | Long-term Rentals Holiday Rentals Car, Motor Bike & Bike Rentals Building & Reforms | Property Maintenance Architecture Advice & Plans Investment Guidance | Tax & Accountancy Advice & Representation Legal Advice & Representation All kinds of Insurance

For Sale

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La Viñuela

Beautiful 2 Bed Country House (82m² built, 2,000m² plot), 5 minute walk to the village La Viñuela. The accommodation comprises a spacious living room, a lovely kitchen, 2 large bedrooms and a family bathroom. It also has a spacious terrace and lots of outside space, driveway, ample parking with wonderful views of the village and the mountains

Sales Price: 120,000€ (GREAT PRICE!)

For Rent

Ref: R3-356


Modern 3 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse (100m² built), situated in the heart of Vélez-Málaga, only 5 minute drive to the coast. The house comprises 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, large living room and fully-fitted kitchen with all appliances. It also has a courtyard with BBQ area and private parking for 2 cars

Rental Price: 550€ per month Enquire email: about Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, our next Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar FREE Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414 Legal

Rental Price: 600€ per month

(You’ll find us located on the main road opposite the Torre del Mar bus station) Clinic

To advertise call 664 210 468 or email


CONTACT US: Editor: Keidi Email:

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Sales: Kami - 664 210 468

This month has been a busy one for me…not necessarily busy with work, or busy socializing, but busy trying to find Baby Ty a remedy for eczema. His first break out happened just after we moved house in February, and so my husband and I suspect there might be an environmental reason, although we haven’t figured out the exact cause yet. As we are both against any non-natural approaches, so far we have tried two different homeopathic remedies, various creams, and changing the topical substances we are using, such as detergents and soaps. And even though the eczema comes and goes, it has not yet completely disappeared, and sometimes it flares up in large red patches, including on his chubby little cheeks. The latest thing I am going to try is an appointment with a psychic lady via the phone, who claims she can pick up exactly what Ty is allergic to simply by tuning into his energy field via a photograph. I know that probably sounds a little woo-woo to many of you, but for us anything is worth a try right now. It’s not easy when Ty wakes up in the middle of the night attempting to scratch his skin, and crying in sheer frustration. If any readers have had to deal with eczema with your own babies, I’d love to know what worked for you… please email me with any tips on

Distribution Tony - 664 689 138 Sentinella Axarquia Edition Follow us on Twitter @ The_Sentinella or @Keidi_Keating


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)

We’re coming into May, and ladies, it’s time to start thinking about getting those bikini bodies into shape so that you can lie on the beach with confidence when summer arrives! And men, well, you’re the lucky ones who don’t need to worry about things like that!


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Strange News Lastly, I’d like to remind all readers that there are still opportunities to start your very own Sentinella magazine in locations across Spain, Portugal, and the rest of the world. It’s a great little business which is ideal for couples, and the business can grow to quite a size for the right people. Email the above address for more information.

Keidi Keating

Editor (of the original little mag)

Fetch, man Most pets bring back presents such as dead birds, mice or even rabbits. But a Mississippi family’s dog went one step beyond. State police are investigating after they say a family’s dog brought home a large bag of marijuana. The Jones County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that narcotics deputies were dispatched to a home, where the owner told them his dog had come home with a bag he initially thought was rubbish. After taking a look in the bag, the home-owner discovered ‘a leafy substance that smelled like marijuana’. Authorities say they recovered about a pound of weed. It is not yet known where the dog retrieved the bag from. Struck off A receptionist who wrote ‘Deport Islam’ near a mosque has been banned from having a marker pen in public. Tom Whelan, 53, wrote on hoardings outside Noor Islam Trust in Leyton, east London, on nine occasions. He would write things like ‘deport Islam’, ‘Islam evil’, ‘Arab myth’, ‘Nation destroyer’ and ‘Allah myth’. Whelan pleaded guilty to nine charges of racially aggravated criminal damage at Thames Magistrates’ Court.

Useless Facts......................................Page 14 Countries Of The World......................Page 24 What’s New This Month......................Page 26 Recipe................................................Page 74 Faceless.............................................Page 85 Celebrity News....................................Page 88 Fruit & Veg Facts................................Page 92 Amazing Marine Life...........................Page 96 Film Review........................................Page 104 Where’s Waldo..................................Page 108 Star Signs..........................................Page 109 What’s On.........................................Page 112 Information........................................Page 114 Jokes.................................................Page 116 Puzzles Pages..................................Page 118 Competition.......................................Page 123

Poo to parking A woman has been fined after she sent a card covered in cat poo to her neighbour after a row about parking. Tanya Tobin, 26, crossed out the words printed in the card and wrote ‘your lies smell like cat sh*t’ then posted it through neighbour Maria Jones and Matthew Terry’s door. The court heard there had been a long-running dispute over parking that had previously led to an assault. She was ordered to pay £90 fines and costs after admitting sending a malicious message with intent to cause distress or anxiety at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court, Hampshire. Silly suds - Scent of romance A NEW dating service has been launched based on people choosing prospective partners by how they smell. Those who use the new service, Smell Dating, are sent a T-shirt that has been worn for three days and they have to decide if the smell is attractive enough for them to book a date.

Summer Opening: Lunch & Dinner Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday Lunch only and closed Monday. Tapas, light bites and a la carte always available Please let us know you are coming as it helps planning!

Sunday Roast of wine â‚Ź 8.50 Bookings recommended All Day English Breakfasts, Full Menu Open from 10am 6 days a week (closed Mondays) Karaoke every Saturday night (in 8 different languages)

Quiz Night every Thursday from 8:30pm

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De Cotta Law SPANISH PROPERTY RATES THE CATASTRO All properties in Spain have a rateable value. Rates, or council tax as it is now known in the UK, are locally charged and vary quite substantially with rural areas having much lower rates than those in the coastal or city areas. This reflects the level of infrastructure provided by the various Town Halls. The rates bill – IBI Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmuebles - states the Catastral or rateable value of the property. As a general rule each Town Hall will revise the rateable values of properties every six years by undertaking a check on the descriptions of property at the Catastro offices and where there is a discrepancy they will update the catastral plan. This is currently being undertaken in the Nerja area. Throughout Spain there is increasing use of aerial and satellite mapping showing a number of properties with a surface area greater than that being billed for in the rates. Consequently, the exercise will result in higher rates for some property owners and there is also a 60₏ tax payable to the Catastro for the administrative costs of the process. The good news is that although this increases the rates the cost of applying to have the castastro map changed if you do this privately is considerably more. This is because you have to present a topographical map to the authorities and pay a qualified surveyor to carry this out. If you are selling your property the purchaser can make this a requirement if your rateable map is not up to date. In some areas however the updating procedure still takes many months if not years to complete. This whole procedure is totally separate from the land registration procedure and description of the property in the escritura or deed. It might be necessary to execute a deed of new works and register this with the land registry if you have extended your property or added a swimming pool for example. For more information or questions related to updating your property details with the land registry and/or with the rating authority please contact us on or telephone 952 527014

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

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

Special Menu Monday to Friday - 10.50€

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

Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053

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



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

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

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

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The Restaurant offers their very  wide variety of TAPAS served with homemade chips, salad relish and caña for 1.50€

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Hair Treatments

Fabulous new Hair Treatments available for Spring / Summer!

Our team is experienced and qualified to the highest standards in all Hairdressing colouring and cutting techniques SPECIALISTS in Balayage / Ombré / Sombré ‘free hand’ colouring techniques to achieve a natural, sunkissed look! ALSO available – NEW CRAZY COLOURS! Choose from our range of colours from slightly crazy to VERY crazy! Which shade will YOU choose? GET KERATIN MICRO BOND HAIR EXTENSIONS HERE! Part or full head. Add sections to long or short hair to volumise and/or lengthen.

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Gift Vouchers & Pamper Packages available The Hair and Beauty Studio (keep up to date)

Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel, (along from Morenos)

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Medical Terms Vs The Redneck Definition The Irish have the lowest stress rate because they do not understand the seriousness of most medical terminology. This list will help us to understand... Medical Term and the Redneck Definition Artery - The study of paintings Bacteria - Back door to cafeteria Barium - What doctors do when patients die Benign - What you be, after you be eight Caesarean Section - A neighbourhood in Rome Cat scan - Searching for Kitty Cauterise - Made eye contact with her Colic - A sheep dog Coma - A punctuation mark Dilate - To live long Enema - Not a friend Fester - Quicker than someone else Fibula - A small lie Impotent - Distinguished, well known Labour Pain - Getting hurt at work

Medical Staff - A Doctor's cane Morbid - A higher offer Nitrates - Rates of pay for working at night, Normally more money than days Node - I knew it Outpatient - A person who has fainted Pelvis - Second cousin to Elvis Post Operative - A lett er carrier Recovery Room - Place to do upholstery Rectum - Nearly killed him Secretion - Hiding something Seizure - Roman Emperor Tablet - A small table Terminal Illness - Getting sick at the airport Tumour - One plus one more Urine - Opposite of you're out




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Monday - Thursday Day & Night (except Monday lunch) Poppadam & Pickles Selection of starters: vegetable samosa or pakora or onion bhaji or Prawn puri or Chicken tikka Main course: chicken, lamb, prawn or vegatable: Korma, Madras, Vindaloo, Balti, Jalfrezy, Rogan Josh, Tikka Masala, Karahi, Biriyani or Chicken or Lamb Tikka Accompaniments: Plain or Pilau rice or Plain, Garlic, Cheese or Onion Nan Bread or Chapati FREE Pappadam with Menu del Dia Tues-Fri 12pm - 4pm Takeaways available Mango Chutney & Pickle 3 courses €5.95 with veg. curry Free Pappadam & pickle Tray with all meals €6.95 with meat/prawn curry with takeaways

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1. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they can be easily confused at a crime scene 2. The mask worn by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white 3. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games--MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL--are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game 4. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

5. When the French Academy was preparing its first dictionary, it defined "crab" as, "A small red fish, which walks backwards." This definition was sent with a number of others to the naturalist Cuvier for his approval. The scientist wrote back, "Your definition, gentlemen, would be perfect, only for three exceptions. The crab is not a fish, it is not red and it does not walk backwards." 6. Dr. Jack Kevorkian first patient has Alzheimer's disease. 7. Fictional/horror writer Stephen King sleeps with a nearby light on to calm his fear of the dark.

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Hillary Dear Abby

Dear Mad as Hell,

My husband hasn't worked for the last 14 years. All he does is get dressed in the morning and hop in his fancy car to visit his cronies. I know he`s cheated on me many times with young girls who could be his grand daughters.

You don`t have to take that kind of treatment from any man. I suggest you pack your bags and move out a.s.a.p.! Don`t resort to clobbering him with the frying pan, and try to act like a lady!

I know because he brags about this to me. He smokes fancy cigars and drinks the most expensive Champagne day and night. We sleep in separate rooms because he`s always telling me he knows I`m a lesbian and my sagging body and Botox face turn him off.

Remember....... you`re running for President of the United States, so try acting like one! Abby

Should I clobber him with my frying pan, or should I leave him, Abby? Your advice would be appreciated..... Mad as Hell


Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant - Torrox Costa

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LUNCH MENU - 7€ Open 12.00 - 16.00 / 18.00 - 24.00 Ctra Nacional 340 (next to post office) Torrox Costa

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School Things parents hate about school 1. The School Run You promised yourself that this term, things would be different. Now it's 8.07am, and here you are once again. More bags hanging off you than the Buckaroo donkey. Swearing openly as you battle with the booster seat. You are officially the world's angriest chauffeur since Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver. 2. The Lunchboxes Back in 1985, a Wagon Wheel and a floppy Mighty White sandwich would suffice. These days, terrified of your child being flagged as a malnutrition risk, your kitchen becomes a deranged deli counter each morning, as you fill a compartmentalised lunchbox with soft fruit, seeded bread and yoghurt. Which your child will then trade for popping candy... 3. The Impractical Timetable To support parents as they ease back into a challenging job market, the school day helpfully kicks off at 8.50am and ends at 3.15pm. Which basically gives you just two employment options: lollipop lady or night watchman.

8. Cake Sales It's a racket that not even the Sicilian mafia would have the balls to dream up. First you lovingly bake a batch of fairy cakes. Then you hand them over. Finally, you buy them back for a fiver. Ever get the feeling you're being cheated...? 9. Recorder Practice We get that children expressing themselves through music can only be a good thing. We just wish it didn't have to be through the recorder: an instrument-fromhell that your child will toot incessantly like your kitchen is an '80s rave. 12. School Fetes Bat the rat. Soak the teacher. Guess the weight. At the rate you're forking out 50p pieces, you'll burn through more cash at the school fete than the roulette tables of Caesars Palace. By 4pm, broke and sunburnt, you'll be ready to take out your frustrations on the crockery stand. 13. Nits In this gleaming future-age of apps and cloud storage, there's something faintly medieval about your child coming home with a lice infestation. Still, it could be worse. It could be worms.

4. PTFA Contributions Another week,another wad of begging letters in the book-bag, chiselling you out of £3 for Sports Relief, £5 to cover the fire-station trip and £10 for Meerkat Awareness Day. Examining your bank statement at the end of the year, you'll realise you'd actually have spent less sending them to private school. 5. The Art Projects "For this term's topic of medieval Britain," demands the letter, "we'd like your child to construct a historically accurate motte-and-bailey castle to present next Friday". So begins a shameless cheat-athon, with every parent in school sitting up until 3am, waiting for the papier-mâché to dry with rods of dowel holding their eyelids open. 6. The Schoolgate Politics Even now, in your mid-thirties, there's a school hierarchy to respect, with the alpha-mums holding court while the underlings nod, fake-laugh and agree that Lucy's mum is a selfish bitch for not breastfeeding. On the plus-side, at least you don't get bog-flushed these days. 7. The PTFA Press Gangs "Hi there!" trills the woman with the terrifying grin as she stops you in the corridor. "We're looking for a few volunteers to erect the marquee for the summer fete, man the face-painting stall and iron the dinner ladies' tabards. You're not doing anything between two and five on Saturday, are you...?"

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Summer Activities Summer is almost here and you are probably wondering how you are going to keep those children amused for three months!  Well here are a few ideas to ponder on...

ball competition.

Try to identify stars and planets in the sky while stargazing from a fun location like a trampoline, the roof, or a boat dock

Eat meals outdoors on the porch, patio, or deck. (Psst… National Eat Outside Day is August 31st each year.)

Go to a music event and make a point of meeting a famous singer/songwriter there

Organize all of your photos — both the digital ones and the printed ones

Rent a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and see some of the lovely sights of Axarquia

Buy a new pillow – maybe even one of those fancy specialty pillows. Have a pillow fight first with the old one!

Throw a party, this does not have to involve a huge cost, just ask for all in attendance to bring a snack and some drinks. What a lovely way to spend a sunny evening, with your friends

Treat yourself to a manicure and/or pedicure, or spend the day at a spa. Even better if you can get your spouse to go with you!

Save all of your spare change during the summer months. Then, at the end of the summer, cash in your change and get something fun. Or use it to pay for things and feel the joy when you’re able to pay for something with the exact change. Travel somewhere spontaneously with no prior planning Turn seashells into wind chimes or decorative garland Go to a water park. Take funny pictures of your pets with different props Host a scavenger hunt with friends — either a driving version or a walking version Go to a swimming pool and do cannonballs. Or, get everyone to do it and have a cannon-

Quit your job to pursue whatever you’re truly passionate about.

Rent a bicycle Visit a photobooth with a friend Swim with dolphins Be a vegetarian for a month. I bet you’ll feel better — healthier from the inside out Make homemade dog treats for your pet Pitch a tent in your backyard and camp there for the night Sleep on the porch all night under the stars Plant a herb garden Wash your car in the driveway Most of all have the best summer ever!

QUÉ BELLEZA What a Beauty Our Beauty & Nail salon (opening soon in Torre del Mar)

Is looking 4 U - An autonomo Nail Technician or Beauty Therapist, bilingual Spanish – English Send us your CV and we will give you a reply a.s.a.p. Address: Paseo Maritimo de Poniente 17 Bajo A, Torre del Mar Email:


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Population - 126.4 million Language - Japanese Located - Far East Capital - Tokyo Currency - Yen Religion - Shintoism Main Exports - Vehicles Literacy Rate - 99.9% Life Expectancy - 84 years G.D.P. Per Capita - US $46,140 Total Area - 377,864 sq km National Sport - Sumo wrestling

Interesting Facts - With more than 70% of the land mountainous and with over 200 volcanoes, more than three quarters of the population live in sprawling cities on the coastal fringes of Japan's four main heavily wooded islands. The country consists of approximately 6,800 islands in total. There is almost no immigration in Japan. The population is 98% ethnic Japanese. There are over 1,500 earthquakes in Japan each year. Japan has the second lowest murder rate in the world and the highest literacy rate. The greater Tokyo area is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 35 million people. Japan is the only country in the world that has had nuclear weapons used against it. Melons are very expensive in Japan, with prices of up to US $400 each!

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


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What’s New This Month Welcome to the new section, what’s new this month. We welcome all these new clients on board The Sentinella!! 

can Diner ‘Jimmy Bean’s’. Now Open! Authentic American homemade food. Open 10am - 10pm. See advert on page 63

BEM idiomas School of Languages are now in Torre del Mar in Vals Sports Centre. They have courses available for CCSE and DELE exams when applying for Spanish Nationality. See advert on page 82

Que Cash Torre del Mar, specialising in second hand appliances and repairs. They buy and sell. Also repair mobile phones and unlock them. See advert on page 65

British Food Spain your shopping delivered direct to your door free of charge. Tel: 952 960 424 See adverts on pages 16 & 17. The House Specialist Estate Agent Marilyn is now available Online. Check her website for some great properties. See advert on page 29 Fierecillas - More than just a pet shop. They have everything you need for your pet, including grooming service and veterinary service See advert on page 30 Now open in Vinuela Una Mezcla. Selling gifts, cards, party banners, wrapping paper etc.. Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 2pm. See advert page 90 Puente don Manuel welcomes the new Ameri-

Journey Into Spain Come and experience powerful work that has changed peoples lives in over 46 countries. 3rd - 5th June Orgiva, Alpujarra. Special offer, reserve your place & bring a friend free! See advert on page 79 Weekend Beach Festival Torre del Mar, 6, 7, 8, 9th July. The Sentinella still have a few entrants left call 664 210 468 Main advert page 99 We welcome Alberto from Energia an authorised Electrician with 24hr call out. Advert on page 83 London Academy Do you want to learn Spanish and share a bit of culture?.. With a nice atmosphere.. See advert on page 81


FOR EVERYTHING TELEVISION Providing Solutions to the ever changing Television Services by Satellite and Terrestrial TV Why not visit one of our weekly Saturday Demonstrations and see how we can provide a solution for you (not IPTV) BBC, ITV, SKY, SPANISH, TV REPAIRS MORE LIVE FOOTBALL THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A STICK AT!!

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Jokes Want to buy an ailing Steel works in South Wales? Be careful it’s in Tatters!! ------------------------------------------------------------A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before. "You'll get your chance in court." said the Desk Sergeant. "No, no no !" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I've been trying to do that for years!"


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Brewery Worker's Prank At any other company, this would probably get an employee sacked, this guy got praised... When most employees do something terribly wrong, they are at risk of suspension, a sacking or at least a slap on the wrist.


shipped out to the whole of the UK.

But a man who works for craft beer brand BrewDog found himself earning the title of 'employee of the month' - after he caused an entire batch of cans to be recalled because of a naughty prank. According to BrewDog, their packing manager Graeme Wallace was recently responsible for a 200,000 can recall. Annoyed that the company was accused of not being ‘punk’ enough, Graeme changed the wording on the cans to read ‘Mother f***** day’ on a batch of Punk IPA which was then al-

The act of defiance only came to light when amused social media users started tweeting BrewDog photos of the bottom of their beer. Sure enough, someone did share a photo on Imgur with the caption: "Have to take all these beers off sale because someone had a bad day." A spokesperson for BrewDog said: "At another company, someone responsible for a prank like this might have been given the heave ho. At BrewDog, Graeme was awarded Employee of the Month." Let's hope someone doesn't try to beat him next month. It could get ugly!

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Top House Spain

we bring you home Exciting news for all property owners and seekers: a new concept in real estate has been born! It is called ‘TopHouseSpain’ – And it is coming to help you very, very soon! All will be revealed in this magazine – very soon! During the recession so many businesses just slowed down or even stopped trading because of all the negativity around them, but the ones that have flourished are those who have rolled up their sleeves and taken action; even more action than in times of abundance. The owners of the two real estate giants in the area (whose directors alone bring a combined real estate experience of over 40 years) are two such businesses that have defied the crisis and positioned themselves to make massive numbers of sales as the market rises. So rather than competing with each other the two biggest estate agents in the area have decided to join forces by developing TopHouseSpain - a new real estate concept. It will provide an unprecedented opportunity for all by giving an unbeatable service for everyone concerned in the property market. Why is bigger necessarily better? If you are a property owner trying to sell, you will no doubt be aware that times have been difficult since the start of the recession. However, the property market is now on the up and you need to take advantage of the masses of buyers, from a variety of countries, who have the money and are ready to part with it. They will spend their money - either on your property or on someone else’s. So how can you increase the chances of them spending it on yours? Apart from the obvious, such as making sure it is well presented, in good condition and at the right price, the answer is simple: make sure that more people are aware of it. To allow you to do this

TopHouseSpain features not only the offices of these two estate agents but is also opening two more offices in the area in June and more planned before the end of the year. To speed up the expansion they have also affiliated TopHouseSpain with over 300 other real estate specialists in Spain who are sending their clients directly to TopHouseSpain. They also have agents in other countries, such as the UK, Germany and Scandinavia, who eagerly send clients over to view their properties. And it goes without saying that they are taking full advantage of the millions of buyers who use the internet by advertising your properties on an ever-increasing number of international property portals. But it’s not only about size; it’s also about the quality of service. At TopHouseSpain they understand that they are not only selling a property but more importantly they are selling a lifestyle - a much improved lifestyle! Wherever the potential buyers may come from, when they are being shown your property, they will also experience what it is like to live in this wonderful part of the world. Once they have viewed properties with the professionals they rarely want to go elsewhere. When the founders of TopHouseSpain started as small, local agents it was difficult to afford massive marketing budgets, employ quality staff and train them to look after buyers properly. But now they have the resources to bring you precisely what you need. If you are a property owner or seeker, TopHouseSpain obviously provides you with more choice in a greater geographical area than ever before. So whether you want to sell, buy, let or rent, the directors of this new exciting concept tell us that at TopHouseSpain, ‘we bring you home’!


Please mention The Sentinella when responding to adverts Moclinejo

Moclinejo can be approached either up the hill from Benagalbón or down the hill from Almáchar. Either way will take you about 10 minutes in the car and the drive back down towards the motorway although winding is worth the effort for the spectacular views of the coast. Fittingly, the hills are usually a lovely shade of green as the vines fan out to produce the grapes that make this area part of the Raisin Route of the Axarquía. The village was most probably built by the moors as there is no evidence of it having existed before their arrival. It is documented that in 1482 they attacked the Christian troops of the captain general of Antequera, Don Pedro Enríquez, who on finding the village apparently deserted, set fire to it. The Muslims who were hiding in the castle on seeing what was happening threw rocks and tree trunks at the Christians killing many of them. The ravine in the area is known to this day as Hoya de los Muertos or Pit of the Dead! The Moclinejo of today is entered by driving through the arch in a very impressive stone wall with a small fairytale tower. As you drive further down the hill you come to a parking area and a children´s playground. Probably best to park here and walk! I chose to drive on through the village and the streets became narrower and narrower, villagers taking their daily constitutional were flattened to the walls of their houses as I continued my climb up towards the 16th century Santa Maria church which towered above the street. Parking my car at the top of the hill I jumped out to take a


photo of this imposing building with its Moorish arches in the bell tower and roof. Then I ran down to the main square the Plaza de España to take more photos. Each year during September the village celebrates its Fiesta of Wine and Folklore which honours the farmers who have cultivated the grapes on the surrounding hills for centuries. You can sample the many local culinary delights such as the Muscatel grapes themselves or raisins, ajoblanco (the cold garlic and almond soup) and paella which is served at lunchtime. Just opposite the village is the family run Bodegas Dimobe established in 1927. Here you can see the wine cellar, the vineyards and the raisin dryers as well as sampling their delights at an organised wine tasting. You can buy by the bottle and the wine is very good. To drive back down to the autovia you go past the entrance to the Hamlet of El Valdes, a mini Moclinejo also worth a visit if only to see the amazing Casa Museo Axarquia, an interestingly decorated building resplendent in the heart of this white washed village, a testament to its owner Antonio Montañez who reformed this impressive 300m2 property, spread over 5 floors, in just one year using materials salvaged from old houses in the area. Full of antiques and art work donated by local artists this wonder begs to be seen so do visit it in Calle Ermita, El Valdes. It is only open to the public on the first Saturday of each month at 10am until 2pm and the tour is free.

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Charming 84m2 2 bed villa walking distance from Moclinejo village with a pool and sea and mountain views. Although the plot is 10,000m2 only the house and gardens are fenced. The villa comprises open plan kitchen/dining room with loft storage over the inner hall, double doors to inner hall with bathroom, study and cloakroom, bedroom 1 with ceiling fan and fitted wardrobes, living room with ceiling fan, fireplace and wood burner, 3 steps down to bedroom 2 with sliding windows to terrace with sea views


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41,999€ Cútar Delightful 40m2 1 bedroom village house with roof terrace and mountain views

AS2369 299,950€ Alcaucín 170m2 2 bed, 2 bath country house with 1 bed guest house on 9,580m2 of natural countryside

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AS1700 98,000€ Benamargosa 3 bed, 3 bath village house with patio and roof terrace with mountain views

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Linea Directa HOW TO NEGOTIATE ROUNDABOUTS If you are unsure about the correct way to negotiate roundabouts, here are some simple rules to help you enter and exit roundabouts safely and in the right lane. APPROACHING ROUNDABOUTS It’s important to remember to give way to traffic already on the roundabout. If the roundabout is outside urban areas of towns or cities, keep right. If the roundabout is in a built-up area inside a town or city and the lanes are clearly marked, you should use the lane that best corresponds to the exit you need to take. LEAVING ROUNDABOUTS This causes the most confusion amongst drivers. Which lane to choose? Why do I get beeped at if I’m in the right lane? Drivers must exit roundabouts from the right hand lane, because the only way to leave the roundabout is by turning right. This doesn’t mean we always have to enter the roundabout from the right hand lane. It depends on the exit we need to take. However this simple rule, in practice, can be more complex. Let us see some examples.

1st EXIT RIGHT Enter roundabout keeping to right hand side lane. Stay in lane until exit is reached. Indicate and exit roundabout. CONTINUING STRAIGHT ON (e.g. 2nd EXIT STRAIGHT AHEAD) Enter roundabout keeping to right hand side lane. Stay in lane until exit is reached. Indicate prior to exit and leave roundabout. TURNING LEFT OR CHANGING DIRECTION (e.g. 3rd OR FINAL EXIT) Enter roundabout keeping to left hand side lane. Stay in lane until you have passed the exit before your turn off, then change lane by indicating right and giving other road users sufficient time to anticipate your manoeuvre. Don’t forget that drivers circulating in the outside lanes have priority, so use your mirrors to ensure you are not blocking them as you change lanes. We hope the information provided in this article is of interest. If you would like to contact Línea Directa please call 902 123 165 More information on Línea Directa online at


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Do You Have Trouble Holding Down A Job? I seem to have trouble holding down a job. Here’s my story so far:

I got a job as a professional bungee jumper. They let me go.

I got a job fixing kilns - Within a week I was fired.

I arrived to fit a letterbox. They showed me the door.

I got a job performing circumcisions. On my first day I slipped and got the sack.

I once managed a prostitute tug-of-war team until I got the heave-ho.

I joined the army and immediately got my marching orders.

I got a job testing nylon carpets for static electricity. At the end of my first day I was discharged.

On my first day at the car factory, my colleague was asked to attach the bonnet and I got the boot. I got a job as a taxi driver and drove customers away. I got a job as a tree feller. They gave me the axe. I got a job as a professional poker player I was given my cards. I got a job packing bags at a butcher. On my first day they gave me the chop.

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Asbestos - Have You Been In Contact?

In this edition, I thought I would look at a number of questions that often arise and that make people worried about the possibility of making a claim. My message is, if in doubt ask!

breathing difficulties can be attributed to asbestos. This is the point we have to prove in all respiratory disease cases, not just asbestos related but also, for example, silicosis – medical evidence is required to prove a link.

I CANNOT REMEMBER WHERE I WORKED OR THE COMPANY I WORKED FOR NO LONGER EXISTS. It is not unusual for companies that traded in the 1960’s, for example, to have long since stopped trading. With investigations I can trace insurers who provided cover for these companies and they are obliged to deal with the claims. Even if you are hazy about the exact name of a company or your period of employment with them, I can obtain your work history from HM Revenue & Customs and this provides confirmation of who you worked for all those years ago.

Claims for breathing problems caused by exposure to asbestos can be complex but the quicker the claim is started the quicker these issues can be dealt with. So, if you are concerned about your particular situation or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am happy to talk to you free of charge.

I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH AN ASBESTOS CONDITION BUT I DID NOT WORK WITH ASBESTOS. I always like to meet my clients and it is surprising how often, when you start talking about a persons work history, what they remember. Often, it turns out that even if a person did not actually work with asbestos, they worked alongside people who did and therefore came into contact with dust. Another possibility, and a particularly sad one in my experience, is a wife who comes into contact with asbestos from her husband’s work clothes. A RELATIVE HAS DIED FROM AN ASBESTOS RELATED CONDITION BEFORE MAKING A CLAIM It is not widely known that claims can be made even though the person affected has died (provided the claim is made within 3 years of death). The claim is made on behalf of the persons estate. DIAGNOSING AN ASBESTOS RELATED CONDITION There are a number of conditions that can be caused by exposure to asbestos, including lung cancer. The main issue is whether the

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Deutsche Bäckerei


German Bakery

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

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

Every week New Offers!

Tel: 636 153 459

May Offers

Hellman’s Caesar Dressing 235ml  Buy 1 Get 1 Free Pataks Sauces - 2 for 5€ Hills Biscuits - 2 for 1€ HP Brown Sauce (glass) 255g - 2 for 3€ John West Corned Beef 340g - 3.50€

Avda. America, Blq 85, Local 2, TORROX COSTA DIE Deutsche Bäckerei Torrox

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For more information call us on: Paco & Antonia 952 535 417 :: 646 75 24 63 Or email us at: Or visit our website at:

Looking for long term rentals, especially Country Houses. Properties for Sale. Luxury Villas and Country properties in all areas. Christina Ford 635 864 866




Professional hairdresser Tel: 610 876 127

Tues - Fri 10am - 2pm / 3.30pm - 6pm Sat 10am - 2pm (Closed Mondays) Erica Villegas Estilistas Urb. Centro Internacional - Bq77 Torrox Costa (behind furniture store)



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4 Reflexology treatments (weekly sessions) 120€ Gift vouchers available

TORROX C Unisex Professional hairdresser with experience in two of the most top named hair salons in Nerja Erica has now opened her own salon in Torrox Costa!!! Erica Villegas. Erica will give you a very warm welcome and is fluent in English and is Spanish speaking. Facebook: Erica Villegas Estilistas Torrox Costa/E-mail: C/Centro Internacional - Bq77-nr. 2. Call: 610 876 127 Tejidos Belen specialists in cushions, pillows, accessories, interior and exterior decoration. We repair your sofas and terrace furniture to measure. Call 952 531 732 or 617 553 880 Pol. Cortijo Amaya Nave 13 Torrox Costa. The German Bakery have been 10 years in Torrox. They offer a wide range of products eg: German bread, rolls, pasteries, cakes, sandwiches, sweet snacks & fresh coffee. The bakery offers daily fresh bread & bakery products. Orders can be placed by phone, email or sms. Be prepared for Birthdays and special occasion cakes. Special orders can be made as late as two days notice. Our products are made from the finest of ingredients which allows you to enjoy a healthy balanced diet. We only use natural products without flavouring or additivies. We have something for everyone, & special rates for events and functions Raza Hotel have excellent facilities for your Dog, Cat or Rabbit, the perfect Hotel for your pets while you are away. In the countryside your dogs can enjoy secure outdoor play areas with toys provided & kennels with indoor sleeping area & outside run. For Cats, large catteries with cosy beds, toys & activities to keep them occupied. The Raza Hotel also offer a safe place to leave your Rabbit or Parrot as well as providing dog grooming services. Open 10am-7pm, 7 days a week. If you would like to visit, Paco & Antonio would be happy to show you the facilities. For more information call: 952 52 5417, 646 75 24 63, or email: or visit the Viveros Amberes Garden Centre Spring is here and they have everything you need to make the most of your garden this Spring/Summer. visit or call 952 532 496 Turn to page 42 to receive 10% off, valid in May and June. All you need for your home interior at Decoracion El Faro Curtains, blinds, roll-up, mattresses, sofas, sheer curtains. Big show room and best prices on the coastline, ask for information. All this available in "Decoracion El Faro"!! 952 530 375 Open from Mon to Fri 9.30am - 2pm and 4.30pm - 8pm, Saturday from 9.30am - 2. Happy Home Rentals, A Torrox based independent agent. If you have a property for Long term rental or For sale any area and any type of property, l have clients waiting to view !! Do you have a Country property for Long term rental??, l have many clients looking now. Call Christina 635864866 or email Calzados Pradas for real leather shoes made in Spain! Avd. El Faro No. 2. Call: 609 526 912 or email: calzadospradastorrox@gmail.com44


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wSmoked haddock - pre-order Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm Closed Saturday & Sunday

X COSTA Have you been to Caribe on the Paseo Maritimo, a fantastic location with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean? Enjoy delicious food with menu del Dia 7.50€-2 courses or 9.50€-3 courses includes a drink per person (beer, wine or soft drink. They have a special offer homemade cakes & a coffee-3€ & fantastic homemade gateaus & a new 3 chocolate gateau to enjoy, great with a delicious coffee. Fresh fish cooked Andalucían style, pizzas, value meals such as Pinchitos de Cerdo de Pollo only 5.50€. Paella is available from 1.30pm everyday (pre-orders only), includes a soft drink or small beer or glass of wine, bread, Alioli. Takeaway-available. Caribe can even cater for weddings & birthday parties with celebratory cakes made to order. Call in to find out more.


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Fischhaus - Nordsee Fish Deli Weekly fresh deliveries from the North Sea Coast. Smoked fish from our own Smokehouse in Torrox. Salmon breakfast every day from 10am. Open Mon - Fri 10am - 7pm and closed Saturday and Sunday. Kitchen open until 6.30pm. Tel: 637 041 155 to find out more. Rebeccah Curtis Wellbeing Centre The centre is open Tues-Sat 10am until 6pm. Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Commercial B, No. 16 Torrox Costa, Tel: 952 53 01 22 &  651 956 284 Contact Lewis Insurance Services for reputable buildings & contents insurance, car insurance, private medical insurance, pets insurance, funeral plans, cars bought & sold, call Mark on 653 322 392 Russells British Store always have a great stock of favourite British products. We also have our vegetarian selection back in stock as well as our normal frozen food section. Popular ciders such as Scrumpy Jack as well as Guinness, lager & Crabbies ginger beer. Cleaning products, toiletries, pet food, greeting cards & more. Every month we have special offers in store so please call in to see our offers. If we haven’t got something you are looking for please ask & we can try and get it



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Viveros Amberes - Garden Centre Viveros Amberes has been dedicated to the production and sale of plants for more than 30 years “We have a wide range of ornamental and fruit plants,” said a spokesman. “We also have a wide range of accessories and garden furniture. We also have with florists to advise you. “We try to improve all the time, seeking to have a variety of plants and always striving to provide excellent quality, price and service. Our winter opening hours are from 9am to 7pm and in the summer, from 9am to 8pm. On Sundays and holidays, we open part-time. We try to be flexible to cater for people who work or for other reasons, find it difficult to call in. On our new website, you can check the latest offers, promotions and sweepstakes within the web-

site news section. We hope you will visit us and give us your opinion, and see for yourself the variety, quality and price that we offer. I am sure you will approve and become a satisfied customer." See main advert below

Bring this voucher to receive10% off your bill valid in May & June

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Clinica Casa Blanca The healing benefits of relaxation Pain, aches, nausea, sickness, allergies or similar are all warning symptoms that the body is out of balance. It is trying to tell you something – that it needs attention and healing. Sometimes, if it is too ill, it needs help and support to bring it back into balance to allow it to heal. It has been found that one of the main causes of all pain and disease is stress – mental, emotional or from work – and a key ingredient in helping reduce stress is relaxation. The following are some of the benefits of relaxation: it slows your heart rate, slows your breathing, increases blood flow to major muscles, reduces muscle tension and chronic pain and lowers fatigue. Here at Clinica Casa Blanca we offer treatments such as Bowen technique, osteopathy, reflexology, massage etc which are all powerful aids in helping the body to relax and bring it back into balance, therefore allowing it to heal. Visit our website for more information or call Bianca 659 374 673 or 952 967 628 or see advert below

Bianca Bojahr



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

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Clinica Veterinaria Competa Avda. de Torrox Tel: 952 55 33 60 Clinica Veterinaria Puente don Manuel Edif. Alzabel, Bajo 1 Tel: 951 16 76 66

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Dr. Carlos Castillo GP and Paediatrician

Dr. Arielle Perkins Family Medicine

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General Medicine Paediatrics Acupuncture Aesthetic Medicine (Botox etc.) Physiotherapy / Osteopathy Other Specialists


Dr. Guillermo Caleffa Ear Nose and Throat Doctor

Dr. Daniel Gaitán Cardiologist

We Speak English, German & French

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Centro Internacional, Blq. 86, TORROX COSTA

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Dental Surgery Cosmetic Dentistry Implantologist Surgery Complete Dental Clinic Modernisation International Standards of Sterilisation (as always)

Centro Internacional, Blq. 86, TORROX COSTA

Tel: 952 53 09 08


Dr. Federico Merino Plastic surgery

General surgery Andalucian Surgical Institute

English Dentist: Dr. Michael Mannish B.D.S. (univ. London) Harley St. Cosmetic Dentist of 25 yrs.

Free check up & 2nd opinion

Jose Antonio Gonzales Maxillofacial surgeon

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Sunday Lunch Roast Beef, Gammon or Chicken ONLY 5€!!! Large Cod, Chips & Peas all day only 5€!! Live Sports on 3 screens Thursday Quiz Night at 8:30pm MINI BOCADILLOS with crisps - eat in or take away from 11am Thurs 2nd main filling FREE

Mon & Weds Buy 2 get 1 FREE


1€ Open Mon - Fri 11am - Late Sat & Sun 12 noon - Late

NEW IN TORROX!! ALEGRIA CASA DE SALUD Do you feel stressed? Do you have back pain or neck and shoulder pain? You want more energy? A Shiatsu Healing massage can help you! 1 hour - 35€ 1 & half hours - 50€ 2 hours - 60€ You can also stay overnight in our 1 room B&B Special arrangments for birthdays!

Linda Bogaert: 620 703 954

Located behind Tourist Information Office/Library

Torrox Costa

Tel: 617 506 550


Laguna Beach

Torrox Costa

Bar y Restaurante Breakfasts, Snacks & Full Menu - Specialising in Ribs, Wings, Steaks & Chicken - Traditional Sunday Lunch Homemade Tapas available every day changing daily - 1€ 10am - 3pm / 6pm - Late / Thurs & Fri Special menus Sunday 1pm - 5pm (After 5pm - Bookings only) Closed Wednesday For more info call: Thomas or Kerstin

952 968 100 / 696 516 534

29754 Competa - Málaga Plaza Almijara, 21 & Avd. Constitución, 33 Tel.: +34 952 51 61 78 29770 Torrox - Málaga Calle Elisa Ortigosa, 7 Tel.: +34 952 53 91 25 29740 Torre del Mar - Málaga Avda. Andalucia, 32B Tel.: +34 952 54 18 86 / 654 693 680



Stunning new built apartment: 3 beds, 2 baths, air con, community areas: pool, gardens, parking & storage. Very good access highway & trades Price 165,000€

REF: 6137 - VILLA - 600m2 COMARES Great opportunity for investors devoted to the management tourist accommodation (b & b): luxury villa+ apartment: 5 beds, 7 baths, 1 toilet, 2 living rooms, panoramic sea & mountain views, private pool, patio, garage, underfloor heating, air con., excellent access, 30 minutes from coast, fully furnished. 1,100m² plot. Price 645,000€

REF: 6095 - FINCA - 101m2 CÓMPETA


Exclusive sale: walking distance to Cómpeta: 3 beds, 2 baths, private pool, valley & mountain views, southerly setting, BBQ area, mature gardens, sat tv & wifi, parking space. Rental potential. 3,824m² Price 259,000€

Sole agency: Pleasant 1 bed apartment, sea & mountain views, great location, good condition, balcony with storage, communal areas, air con & heating, fully furnished Price 89,000€ -

10% discount with this ad for a Water Analysis Test

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PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY VIDEOS Transfer to DVD, All formats, Audio cassettes/Vinyl Records transferred to CD/other media Contact Richard Tel: 659 458 020 for a quotation Email: Visit our website:

system service and repair. We also refurbish sun damaged headlights. Call now for a quote: 616 264067 or 646 295994 Email:

MAN & VAN! K I T C H E N S   &   C A R P E N T RY All kitchen work undertaken from renewing cupboards to full replacements inc. electrical works Free no obligation quotes. Very competitive prices. Visit our website for more information and testimonials from previous customers.

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Anytime...Anywhere Locally based 12 cubic metres

€25 per hour

Call Mark: 669 255 968

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

Taberna Restaurante FO R  AL L Y O UR  B UI LD IN G R E QU IR E M E NT S Reforms, Terracing, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Electrical works, Plastering & Damp Proofing. Free no obligation quotes. Very competitive prices. Visit our website for more information and testimonials from previous customers.

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English Dental Technician 30 years experience Fully Qualified Denture Repairs Adjustments / Duplications Based in Torrox Pueblo We can visit if needed Call Graham for confidential advice on any denture problem on: 952 539 219 / 633 157 891

Padre Pio

Specialists in Homemade Pastas, Grilled Fish & Meat. The Best Quality & 100% Homemade Hours: 12.00 - 24.00 Tel: 951 237 899 / 633 701 449 Paseo Maritimo de Levante TORRE DEL MAR


*Dental Cosmetics *Implants Crowns & Bridges Algarrobo Costa Tel: 952 55 05 21

Torrox Costa Tel: 952 53 20 12

Emergencies: 678 974 892


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Aquamarine Pools Water Analysis! Summer will be here before you know it and all of you with swimming pools will be wanting to maintain them with the least effort as possible Simon from Aquamarine Pools has a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from more than 15 years here in this part of the Axarquia, covering from Maro to Benajarafe and inland. Until recently, Simon and his team of four were mobile but things are looking good and now he has opened his own shop, “Aquamarine Pools” situated in Calle Playa Marina, 2D Torre del Mar. This new office will be manned Monday – Friday from 09.30am – 1.30pm and Saturdays from 10am – 1pm. Simon and his team will be available to answer any advice and technical questions you may have. Simon was very excited to tell me about a new machine he now has in stock, “Spin Lab”, which provides guaranteed results of water analysis from your pool in just one minute! The software collects the data and when transferred to the PC, provides detailed computerised results with both the problems and the solutions to make your water safe to swim in.

This service is discounted to all Sentinella readers. Turn to page 48 where you will find the Aquamarine Pools advert; take this when bringing your water sample to the office to receive a 10% discount. Without the voucher, the service will cost 25 euros per water analysis. Simon is also available for diagnosing problems with no obligation. This service is 25 euros per hour but if you use Aquamarine Pools to correct the problem, the diagnosis fee is discounted. All work carries a full guarantee. The new shop is fully stocked and open for business – Simon is looking forward to helping you all this summer. See main advert for your free water analysis on page 48

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CHATELIN ORTOPEDIA & CHIROPODIST/PEDICURA wCorsets & knee, ankle and wrist supports

wWheelchairs, walking aids & beds

wFor all inlays (inc. Sports)

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Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 2pm / 3pm - 6pm Calle la Cruz, 60 Nerja Tel: 695 481 082 or 658 773 857 Email:

NERJA Your air conditioning could be costing you far more to run than necessary. Don’t wait until it’s 35 degrees outside to find out that it’s not working right. Mad May Offer - we’ll service it for only €60 with 50% discount for each additional unit in the same premises on the same visit F-Gas Category 1 (EC 517/2014) certified.






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Rafters Rastro – New 2 You Shop. We buy and sell your unwanted household items. We sell a huge variety of goods which are changing every day. Normally we have in stock; a wide range of furniture, lamps, vases, ornaments, general bric a brac, books and good quality second- hand clothes. Contact Alan or Wendy. La llave de oro, C/Granada 88, Nerja, 952 524 651. Locksmith 24 hrs emergency service, 606 939 929, opening and repairing safes, armoured doors, authorised technical service, key cutting, supplier for quality padlocks, safes and other security products. Chatelin ortopedia & chiropodist/pedicura practice we are a company with over 30 years experience in the orthopedic sector. linda is a qualified chiropodist and henry is a certified prothesis and orthesis maker. for all your inlays and sport inlays, making and repairing prothesis and orthesis, corset-knee, ankle and wrist supports, wheelchairs, walking aids, beds, rehabilitation articles monday - thursday 10am 2pm and 3pm - 6pm. call: 695 481 082 or 658 773 857 Visit Ink & Chips on C/ Antonio Ferrandis, 27. They have all you need for your PC, such as ink cartridges & peripherals as well as laptop & printer sales. They also offer a technical service 365 days a year. "Frietkot" have changed their name to "Belga" to express more of the quality of our Belgian home cooked cuisine. We serve the best Belgian French fries combined with quality products such as Sweetbread with Dijonaise sauce or the best sirloin steak with a variety of different sauces, all freshly home made. Belgian Beers available. Calle Gloria 9, Nerja 666 625 694 Monday Closed Open from 12 till midnight. Locked yourself out of your house or having lock problems? Call the 24 hour emergency locksmith, a fully qualified UK C&G tradesman. Or, simply call to book an appointment. Starcar in Nerja for all your car repair needs: bodywork painting, service, pre I.T.V. check, air-conditioning, tyres, brakes, clutch etc. Also car transfers. Find them at Avda Alcalde Antonio Villasclaras just up from the BP garage as you are leaving Nerja on the right hand side and they are below the gym. Call Jonathan who speaks English on 637 801 325 DentadanÊs Dental Clinic offer top-quality Scandinavian dental care at competitive prices-a successful concept that has been used since the clinic was established in Maro (Nerja) in 1991. We have two Danish dentists (one female, one male) ready to solve all your dental problems. Please visit our website at for a full list of treatments & prices as well as directions to & pictures of the clinic. Open Mon -Friday 10am-5pm including all summer months. We speak English, Danish/Scandinavian, German, Spanish, French & Italian. Tel: 952 52 96 66.

Express Hand Carwash Sebabrilan Express car valet, interior and exterior. C/ Almirante Carranza 49, Nerja. Call: 666 184 966 For all your healthy foods and natural remedies. The Health Shop Rincon Natural C/Carretera1, Local 2, Edificio Armijo III Nerja, next to Supersol, beside Barclays Bank. Stocking gluten free products, Organic food, Natural remedies and Natural skincare products. They also do Crystal Healings and Cranio Sacral Therapy. Tel: 952 52 35 03 For Sale. Located in the heart of the busy town of Nerja, this very attractive and modern full service beauty salon has been established since 2009. The current owners, however, are now relocating to Dubai and as a result abc nailstore on Calle el Barrio is now for sale. The salon is split over two floors. The ground floor is 70m2, fully air conditioned with disabled facilities and consists of a main reception area and three separate treatment areas. A further 30m2 at lower ground level is set up as a waxing lounge. Specialist treatments include: manicures, pedicures, shellac, minx fashion nails, gel & acrylic nail extensions, waxing and garra rufa fish spa. There is also plenty of space to incorporate hairdressing if so desired. With lots of repeat customers and annual wedding party bookings this is an ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to have their own business. Leasehold, the price of transfer is available on application. No time wasters please. Call: 952 525289 Cool Solutions Your air conditioning could be costing you far more to run than necessary. Don’t wait until it’s 35 degrees outside to find out that it’s not working right, let us service it for only €65.00 per unit. (10% discount for each additional unit in the same premises on the same visit. See our Facebook page for further details). F-Gas Category 1 (EC 517/2014) certified. Call: 693 047 935 / 625 822 410 Olas Bar Sports Calender for May 2016 Football The Premier League have full fixtures each weekend during the month until 15th. Champions Leaugue 3rd & 4th Semi Finals Real Madrid v Man City 28th FINAL. Europa League 5th Semi Finals Liverpool v Villareal 18th FINAL Golf 5th - 8th Trophee Hassan II 5th - 8th Wells Fargo Championship. 12th - 15th The Players Championships. 12th - 15th AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. 19th - 22nd ATandT Byron Nelson 19th - 22nd Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. 26th - 29th Colonial National Invitational Tournament 26th - 29th BMW PGA Championship Tennis 22nd - 5th June French Open F1 1st - Russian Grand Prix, Sochi, Russia 15th - Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain 29th - Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo Rugby Union 13th - European Rugby Challenge Cup Final 14th - European Champions Cup Cricket 19th-23rd - England v Sri Lanka, First Test, Headingley 27th- 31st - England v Sri Lanka, Second Test, Riverside, Durham


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Things Women Say That Men Misunderstand You’ve probably tried learning French, Spanish, or German, but those are nothing compared to Woman (the language). Most scholars agree that the only thing more impossible than understanding the language of women is dividing by 0. You have no hope. Here are some things women say that men misunderstand 1. Nothing :) It is something. It is definitely something and you had better figure it out real quick. 2. Do I look fat in this?  A better translation would be “Do you think I’m ugly?” and the answer is categorically “no”. 3. Go ahead. Do not misconstrue this as permission. In fact, it’s more of a dare. Actually, its always a dare. Don’t do it. 4. No. It means No! 5. Yes. In most cases this also means no. There are exceptions but they are very hard to distinguish.

6. Maybe. Still no. 7. It would be nice if.... Everything following the “if” is meant to be interpreted as an unconditional order. 8. Fine. This means the argument is over and you lost. 9. It’s okay. It’s never okay. This only means that she needs some time to figure out your punishment. 10. It’s up to you. If you think this means you have freedom to choose then you are very, very mistaken. A much better translation would be “It’s up to you… 11. Loud Sigh. You might not think so, but this is actually a word and it can roughly be translated as “I can’t believe I have to stand here and put up with your stupidity”. Good luck learing your new language!


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Isn’t Nature Wonderful

THE TOWN FRIER Traditional Fish & Chips take away Mick and Andrea welcome you! All your traditional  favourites inc. Kebabs, Pies, Sausage, etc. Cooked freshly to order Missing KFC? We now serve  Southern Fried Chicken, Popcorn Chicken, Zinger Burgers, etc. You must try!!! SHADED TERRACE

Telephone orders welcome Tel: 951 998 571 / 608 531 601 Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel

Opening times: Tues, Wed, Thurs 12pm - 9pm Fri 12pm - 10pm Sat 12pm - 4pm Closed Monday & Sunday


Every Tuesday 9.30am - 1.30pm

Come and enjoy a relaxing morning at Los Jardines del Trapiche, THE nicest market venue on the Costa. EASY PARKING Outside courtyard and beautiful function room full of fabulous stalls offering something for everyone. Browse at your leisure and enjoy a coffee in the stunning shadey gardens Take the A-272 turning onto the Velez-Malaga road A-356. Turn off at El Cruce restaurant towards Benamargosa. Over the roundabout and we are on the left just before the private airfield

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Opening Times: 11am - midnight Barriada Buena Vista, 2, Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin (formerly Venta Ruygar) Tel: 631 437 313

Every Sunday 1pm to 4pm Help yourself Buffet - 10.50â‚Ź per person Open every day 1pm - 4pm & 6pm - 10.30pm (Closed Monday Lunch) Barriada Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin Tel: 952 510 963 Mob: 616 942 212 Email: www:


Mobile Phones repaired, unlocked & phone credit We sell and repair laptops Specialising in second hand appliances & repairs C / Dr Fleming, 22 Torre del Mar Tel: 640 050 332

Tel: 951 832 150 or mobile 642 601 504                  Email: Opening hours: 10:00-14:00, 17:00-20:00 Saturday: 10:00-14:00

Almayate                 ID: AP3-032

Fantastic beautifully decorated  townhouse 5 mins from Torre del Mar & close to beach. 3 beds, 3 baths  (one en-suite), f/f kitchen, spacious living room, 2 terraces (one with sea views, one with mountain views), parking & storage, communal pool, 130m2 area.

To Rent 600€ per month

Torre del Mar          ID: AP0-003 This brand new studio is located in Torre del Mar at only minutes away from the beach, amenities and the gorgeous  promenade. The property has been  reformed to a high standard.

To Rent 300€ per month

Torre del Mar             ID: AP4-014 Amazing front line townhouse. Built to a high standard with the best materials. 3 beds, 4 baths, south facing, a/c throughout, electric shutters on all windows, f/f kitchen & utility room, amazing terrace with  private pool & sea views, 4 car garage  & storage. Amazing property!!

To Rent 2,300€ per month

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Torre del Mar

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Puente don Manuel

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Algarrobo Costa

Brand New 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment (68m² built, 80m² plot) walking distance to the sea, finished to a very high standard, marble floors throughout, large lounge/dining room, f/f kitchen, utility room, 2 beds and 2 baths, (master en-suite), terrace accessed by both living room and master bedroom, 6m² storage room, underground car park, beautiful communal gardens & pool

Brand New 1 Bed Apartment (40m² built), comprises 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, open-plan f/f kitchen and living room. The large 17m2 terrace can be accessed from both living room and bedroom and has great views of the mountains. The small urbanization benefits from a lovely garden and pool

Rare opportunity to purchase a traditional 3 Bed 2 Bath Spanish House front-line to the beach (120m² built, 51m² plot). Ground floor: spacious living room, f/f kitchen with pantry, utility room & shower room. First floor: 2 bedrooms & a bathroom. Third floor: bedroom with 2 spacious terraces. From the front terrace there are amazing views of the whole bay




Sales Price: 153,000€

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Impressive 3 Bed 2 Bath Modern Rustic-style Country House, (171m² built, 2,632m² plot), high standard, excellent access, lovely covered terrace with outside lounge and dining area with kitchen and BBQ area, large entrance hall, lounge/dining room, beautiful kitchen/dining room, 3 double beds (master with balcony) & 2 family bathrooms. Extensive private grounds with a variety of fruit trees

Sales Price: 295,000€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 89,950€

For Rent

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Spacious 3 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse (120m² built) is located on first line beach in a very quiet area only 15 minutes from Malaga. The property comprises living room with fireplace, f/f kitchen/diner, 3 bedrooms, one with a terrace and 2 bathrooms. All rooms are very big and light. It has plenty of storage and it comes fully furnished except for the living room that is empty. It has sea views

Sales Price: 210,000€

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Brand new 1 Bed 1 Bath Village House (60m² built) in the heart of the village, only a 5 minute drive to the coast. It comprises a living room with sofa bed and international TV, f/f kitchen, 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom, utility room and a fantastic terrace with views to the sea, mountains and village. Parking is very close by

Rental Price: 700€ per month Rental Price: 430€ per month Enquire email: about Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, our next Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar FREE Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414 Legal

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For Sale: Propert y of the Month Torre del Mar


An exceptional 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment (105m² built), in most sought after residential area, walking distance to the beach & all other amenities, presented and decorated to a very high specification and standard. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, spacious lounge/dining room, brand new fully-fitted kitchen/diner, master bedroom with separate large dressing area, (was 3rd Bedroom) & new fabulous en-suite, second double bedroom & superb new family bathroom, exceptionally large, partly covered terrace, lovely communal gardens and pool

Sales Price: 159,650€ (NEW!) For Rent: Property of the Month Almayate R5-031

A luxurious 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom modern house (240m² built), close to all village amenities & the beach, tastefully designed & decorated throughout. The spacious accommodation comprises 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, 5 bedrooms (master with en-suite bathroom), 2 family bathrooms, a bar area. There are a variety of shady & sunny terraces to the front & rear, a bedroom balcony & a roof terrace, off-road parking & a plunge pool

Rental Price: 800€ per month email: Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414

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Salesman Of The Year A keen Texas lad applied for a salesman’s job at a city department store. The store was the biggest in the world and sold everything under the sun... At the interview, the boss took an immediate liking to the lad and told him he could start the next day. “I’ll come and see how you made out after we close up,” the boss said. The day was long and hard for the young man, but finally it was 5 o’clock. The boss closed up the store and found the lad sitting, slumped and exhausted, in a chair. “How many sales did you make today?” the boss asked. “One,” said the lad. “One?” said the bos, obviously displeased. “Most of the sales people on my staff make 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale worth?” “Exactly $101,334.53,” said the young man.

“How did you manage that?” asked the boss, flabbergasted. “Well,” said the lad, “this man came in and I sold him a small fish hook, then a medium fish hook, and finally a really large hook. Then I sold him a small fishing line, a medium one, and a huge one. I asked him where he was going fishing, and he said he was going down the coast. I said he’d probably need a boat, so I took him down to the boat departmenrt and sold him that fancy 22-foot Chris Craft with twin engines. Then he said his Honda Civic probably wouldn’t be able to handle the load, so I took him to the vehicle department and sold him a new GMC-1-ton pickup truck.” “You sold all that to a guy who came in for a fish hook?” the boss asked in astonishment. “He didn’t come in to buy a fish hook,” the Texas boy explained. “He came in to buy a box of tampons for his wife, and I said to him, “Your weekend’s shot. You might as well go fishing.”

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Riddles 1. I have no voice but I can teach you all there is to know. I have spines and hinges but I am not a door. Once I’ve told you all, I cannot tell you more. What am I? 2. I always have to work with something in my eye. What am I? 3. I am bought by the yard but worn by the foot. What am I? 4. I never was but always will be. No one ever saw me but everyone knows I exist. I give people the motivation to better themselves everyday. What am I?

Cars, offices, patio doors, glass curtains and we can put the tint film into a roll down or vertical blind for occasional use. In fact: If it’s glass we’ll tint it! For more information contact: 958 496 571 / 644 546 176

5. Level 105: I go up and down at the same time. Up towards to sky and down towards the ground. What am I? 6. Level 106: I am a sharp looking horse with a flaxen tail. The longer I run the shorter my tail becomes. What am I? 7. I come in different colours and shapes. Some parts of me are curvy, some are straight. You can put me anywhere you like, but there is only one right place for me. What am I? Answers on page 122


Are you looking for a pool contractor who can A leak in a pressurised only pipe will lose 800 Repair, Refurb or Construct a Swimming Pool? litres of water in a 24 hour period through a 2mm hole in the pipe. If you are adding 5 - 7cms of Look no further, because at Axarquia Pools water to your pool a week, you have a leak. we do it all w Re-tiling / acid cleaning and w Construction of NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! The very latest and technologically advanced swimming pools / wet re-grouting Leak Detection equipment on the market today! areas and external w External electrical lighting, showers pool lighting, electrical pump pipe camera scope ! ! An internal w Leak detection and repair for inspecting refurbishment and renewal W w Salt systems & pinpointing fractures w Access ladders and step NE & small anomalies within all w Pool covers / safety nets ! ! construction the swimming pool pipework w Pool automation W & drainage systems E For more detailed information, please visit our comprehen- N With our high-tec equipment, we can detect leaks sive website at: in Swimming Pools, Depositos, Spa Baths and or email us at: mains water feeds. or phone Calvin on: 666 659 876 If you think you may a have a leak, call us today Fully registered company, established 2003 on: 666 659 876 or email: Part of the Active Construction group of companies

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Kestrel Counselling Your weight loss kick start to a lighter, brighter you! Obesity is becoming a big problem in the UK and worldwide. The theory of losing weight is easy on paper – a person has to eat fewer calories than they burn. However, the reality of losing weight can be a real challenge for many people. Food can be an addiction for some people. We often use the term ‘comfort eating’. Breaking out of the cycle of overeating and starting a new lifestyle can be an exciting journey. However, this journey may be full of bumps and curves. Many eating habits have been formed over many years, even a lifetime. No one gets overweight overnight. The weight also cannot be lost overnight. It takes time and patience. It can also be an exciting journey of self discovery to a completely new, more energetic, fitter, happier, self confident you. In our experience weight loss is made up of 3 parts: • 60% What you eat • 20% How much you exercise • 20% Your attitude to food, life and exercise We believe that there are no unhealthy foods, but there are unhealthy diets. Any food can be part of a healthy diet. We do not ban any foods – and yes we do enjoy pizza, McDonalds – but not every day. This is not about ‘going on a diet’ and then going back to the old habits. The old habits got you to the place where you are today. This is about learning new habits, learning about your relationship with food and making long lasting sustainable changes that will help you maintain your weight long term. Using our experience, both personal and working with clients, we have put together a programme that helps with all 3 areas to help you and your family develop a new healthier lifestyle. Our programme is customised for every client to help you navigate normal life, whilst losing weight, making changes that are then sustainable to maintain the weight for life. We offer an initial 30 minutes consultation either by telephone or on Skype. This is your chance to hear more about our programme and ask any questions you may have. The initial chat is without charge or obligation. Visit our website for more information:


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Recipe Of The Month Welcome to this new recipe page, where we will be featuring some delicious treats and fabulous bakes that I hope will inspire and encourage you to try out for yourself at home As a professional wedding and celebration cake designer, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting cake projects or dessert ideas to test and try out; writing for ‘The Sentinella’ will give me the opportunity to share some of my favourite recipes and projects with you. So, over the next few months I hope you will join me on this sweet sojourn, as I share with you these delicious baking projects and recipes to tantalise your taste buds and get your creative juices flowing! One of my recent commissions was an ‘Easter Cupcake Bouquet’. This is a wonderful way to display cupcakes and create a stunning effect. This project involves a little baking and a little crafting. Beautiful Cupcake Bouquet - Difficulty Level: Relatively Easy. To Make a bouquet of 12 cupcakes, you will need:Non Food Items: - Small container, a plant pot/vase – approx 11cm diameter - A polystyrene ball, slightly larger in diameter than your container - 12cm diameter so it sits comfortably on the top. - 24 Cocktail sticks (2 per cake to avoid them spinning!) - Glue - optional, if you wish to secure the polystyrene ball into place on your container. - Tissue paper in green and pink. For the Cupcakes: Cupcake baking tin x 12 cupcake cases 175g Marg/butter 175g Sugar 3 Eggs (at room temperature) 175g S.R. Flour Sifted ½ tspoon of Baking Powder

For the Icing: 500g Icing Sugar 75g Softened butter piping bag large ‘open’ star nozzle food colouring is optional should you decide to add colour to your ‘flowers’

Method: 1. Set the oven to 175 degrees fan (190 degrees conventional) 2. Place the cupcake cases in the cupcake tin. 3. Place butter & sugar into mixing bowl, beat until soft & creamy. 4. Slowly add the eggs. 5. Stir in the sifted flour and baking powder, do not beat as the gluten must not be stretched. 6. Divide the cake mixture into the cupcake cases, the cases should be 2/3 full. 7. Place in the oven and bake for 15/20 mins 8. When golden brown and cooked remove from the oven. 9. Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool. 10. Once the cupcakes are cool you can decorate. 11. Preparing the buttercream icing. 12. Place the butter into a mixing bowl and beat until soft. 13. Slowly add the icing sugar until you have a creamy, pale consistency. Decorating the cupcakes: - Put your nozzle into the piping bag. - Place the butter cream into the piping bag. - Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake, starting from the centre and working in a circular motion towards the edge of the cupcake. - Repeat this step until all the cupcakes are iced. Assembling the Cupcakes Sit the polystyrene ball on the container and glue into place.

Starting on the top of the polystyrene ball insert two cocktail sticks approx half way in, close to each other – these are going to hold one cupcake in place. Slide a cupcake on to the cocktail stick and gently push down into place. Working in rows around the circumference of your polystyrene ball, starting beneath the cupcake in place at the top, repeat the above steps for each cupcake you attach. Once your polystyrene ball is covered with all the cupcakes you can now fill in between them with green tissue paper. Cut the tissue paper into leaf shapes approx 4cm long and 2cm wide. Tuck the tissue leaves between the cupcakes to fill in the gaps and create the greenery. If you wish you can finish your masterpiece off by adding a gift tag and/or wrapbrightly in ping coloured paper. These make fabulous gifts not just for Easter but also as birthday cake gifts too. Yours... Sue x

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

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Las Nenas Kennels Puente don Manuel area

Newly built with all the comforts for your dog For viewings and further details call Luffe on: 693 241 013 email:

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THE JOURNEY INTO SPAIN- Advertising Feature CATALYSING HEALTH AND VITALITY IN COUNTRY NUMBER 47 His burnout and depression had been met by psychotherapists, a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs and a learned attitude of ‘just cope with it’. Try The Journey, a friend suggested, you got nothing to loose. One Journey Intensive workshop later it seemed like the dull nightmare called life had been replaced with something he had always dreamt of: a life full of energy, joy and vitality. Nutritionists, herbalists, doctors, dermatologists, no one had been able to let her body enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine like anyone else. Decades of dealing with a rare skin condition were taking its toll: she didn’t feel sociable anymore, and certainly not loveable underneath her covering clothes. Someone recommended Brandon Bays’ bestselling book ‘The Journey’; it talks about the underlying root cause of mental, emotional and physical symptoms. She read it, underwent The Journey Intensive, and suddenly saw the skin change right before her own eyes. These are not just stories, they are true stories. The kind of stories that Arnold & Claire Timmerman have been hearing and witnessing around the world since 2000. Both have been trained as Journey Practitioners by The Journey founder Brandon Bays. Both have been work-

ing with her around the world facilitating seminars, retreats and training programs in this method that seems to keep changing lives around the world. And both have been international presenters for The Journey since 2008. With Bays’ book translated into 21 languages (including Spanish: ‘El Viaje’) and The Journey seminars held in 46 countries, it was only a matter of time before her work would be introduced into Spain. Arnold & Claire took it upon themselves to be the catalysts. They explain: ‘For a while now, we’ve been noticing in our 11 coaching and group work here in southern Spain that there’s a thirst for something that can deal with emotional, mental and physical struggle and can support healing and transformation in a simple, practical and effective way. And we’re not just talking about traumatized people, we’re also talking about everyday people who have already had the courage to set up their lives in a different country, they might even be into mind body health and spirituality. Still, like anyone else, they can get bogged down by life’s circumstances and challenges without knowing how to really deal with them. That’s why Brandon gave us permission to offer The Journey seminars here. We’re very excited to support both the international and the Spanish community, starting with the Journey Intensive 3rd-5th June in Órgiva.’ See main advert opposite


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La Vaqueria - Benamargosa Oh my goodness, May already. Where does the time go? The older we get the faster it seems to fly by and here we are, that “write your editorial” time of the month and I am late again!

life which, based on my visits to the UK, I believe we have and yet there still never seem to be quite enough hours in the day. Even retired people “with all the time in the world” don’t have quite time to do as much as they would like.

Time is relative apparently, but relative to what? What we are doing? Our age? Our circumstances in life? Our stomachs?! Apart from the clock on the wall or the sun for those who are aware of its position each day we don’t actually realise time is passing. We have markers of course…the weekend marks a week, the advertising deadline marks a month (for me anyway!) and birthdays remind us another year has flown by. In fact anything that we do on a regular basis marks the passage of time. If you are having trouble keeping track of it, perhaps a regular art class might help? We have them every Wednesday and Thursday.

For the self-employed, time is money, they say; how true but if you go down that road you are headed into heart attack country. Here at La Vaqueria we take a more relaxed approach to it all these days. My circumstances have changed with my eldest daughter now working here, taking over La Vaqueria kitchen and eradicating the stress caused by never having enough time. With more time to paint I get completely absorbed for hours on end, thus losing lots of hours and having less time left than before…it’s a no win situation!!

People accuse artists of having their head in the clouds; of having no proper sense of time. This may be true but it is certainly the same for anyone who is absorbed in what they are doing – the interest in the project being far more consuming until the tummy rumbles and you realise you have missed lunch! Many ex-pats moved here for a slower pace of

For those of you with a little time to spare I suggest taking a drive out along the river valley to Benamargosa for a visit to La Vaqueria…peruse our gift and souvenir shop, enjoy homemade cake or chat over a breakfast or lunch indoors in our tea room style café, sup a hand crafted beer on the patio or relax in our pretty tranquil garden. It’s a perfect way to spend a day, and we are looking forward to welcoming you. See main advert on page 110

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It costs on average 1,300€ per year to run a pool pump 4-6 hours per day, in the summer months, possibly more!

From my building/engineering background of some 30 years, I looked at this problem, as turning your pump off is not a option, or is it? The solution I came up with was to install a German manufactured solar pump, with a high life expectancy, as it is brushless. This far exceeds most normal pump life by some 5 times. It is installed / plumbed alongside your existing pump, keeping this as a back up, seems common sense. A simple 3 panel solar array is installed, at a practical existing roof point. In full sunlight, the basic model pumps a little over 4,000 gallons per hour. For example: a 10m x 4.5m wide is approx. 14,298 imp gallons so in 3.5 hours it has filtered the whole pool for free. The average cost, fully installed, subject to survey is 3,500€ of which you would only pay to Endesa for the existing pumps electricity use in a 3 year period anyway. To register an interest in this and see a fully functional system, shortly to be fitted locally, near Lake Vinuela, email:

Please mention The Sentinella Have Your Oven Cleaned It’s spring and we all like a spring clean. It makes us feel better, fresher, cleaner, ready and prepared for the summer season For me, spring cleaning involves cleaning out the kitchen cupboards, sweeping behind furniture, cleaning the windows and runners and throwing some old clothes away that have been sundried during the previous summer. This year I went the whole hog and I cleaned every nook and cranny – including having my oven professionally cleaned. I called Steve from Axarquia Oven Cleaning whose job is to restore ovens, hobs and kitchen extractors back to their former glory... well, does he? I booked Steve in one sunny morning at 10am and when I arrived at my house at 10.04am, there he was prompt and ready to tackle my dirty oven. First, Steve looked around outside so he could prepare his working space as he needs space for his equipment and cold water, then it was inside to see the unlovely sight. Once he knew where everything was, he was straight to work – firstly laying down protective sheets to protect the surroundings, taking care to cover everything extremely well. He started by taking the oven apart and placing the racks in the boiler to soak, along with water and biodegadeable chemicals. With that done, Steve was then straight to work on the main frame of the oven. Now, I put my hands up and admit that I never really clean my oven as such – it gets an occasional wipe but that’s about it, so Steve had his work cut out. Whilst he was spraying and using elbow grease to turn my black oven into a sparkling newbie, we chatted and Steve explained that all the sprays he uses are bio-degradable, friendly chemicals and that usually, a typical oven takes about four hours. Once the main oven had been cleaned, Steve returned to the gas boiler and scrubbed the racks, put the oven back together and informed me the job was completed; the oven was now safe and ready to use. I opened the oven, and I can honestly say I was shocked at what I saw – a sparkling, shiny brand new oven! I was so happy to have it back to its former glory. If your oven is looking gloomy and has lost its shine, then Steve is the man you need to call. He’s very professional, straight to the job and does what he says he will do... so let Steve handle the hard work when it comes to cleaning your oven – after all, it is one of the least popular household chores! See listing advert on page 128



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Eerie figure of 'Jesus' Bizarre footage has captured what some internet users believe to be the eerie figure of Jesus floating above houses in a small town The phenomenon was captured in the village of San Sebastian Bernal, now known as Pueblo Magico de Bernal - or "Magical Town" in the Mexican state of Queretaro.

In the clip, a large dark figure with what looks like outstretched arms suddenly appears before quickly disappearing again.

The video has been seen several thousand times and a lively comment debate has been sparked between social media users. Sceptics say the image was either edited or it was a bird flying by, which for a moment formed the figure when sunlight deformed its shadow. One user wrote: "It’s obviously an insect that flew close to the lens." Whilst another wrote: "First investigate if there was a party at the time because you can clearly see the lights projecting a hologram, this technology is very elementary for those who want to try it, and this is them projecting the image of Jesus accompanied by his angels." One viewer said: "This is not a bird or a fairy, this is a phenomenon seen before in places with a high energy charge. This is an animal which up until now has not been seen due to the speed of its flight." However, many other viewers have called the figure a bad omen, an angel or even a being from another planet. One user wrote: "Aliens exist and they’re in your town."


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Silica Bags - Don’t Throw Them Away Never throw away Silica bags again These little bags of beads that are found when you buy shoes, handbags, and electronic items are actually incredibly useful. So ignore the “throw away” warning. The beads are made of silicon dioxide, which removes moisture from the surrounding air by attracting water particles and so protect items from becoming damp and developing mould.

save them from getting stuck together or getting ruined. Extend the life of your razor blades, put your razor in a tuppleware box with a few bags after each shave. The bags will dry out any moisture and make them last a lot longer. It’s worth thinking twice before throwing them away! 

For example, placing them in your gym bag stops your kit from getting mouldy and smelly; leaving a few on the dashboard of your car prevents the windshield from fogging up. If you drop your phone in water pop it in a jar filled with this balls you will have a much better chance of saving it than in rice. Save old photos, photos deteriorate in time, put a few of these bags in a box of old photos could


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Summer Jokes :)

When can you file your personal income tax return?

Q: What did the pig say at the beach on a hot summer's day? A: I'm bacon!

Your personal Income Tax return for the year 2015 must be submitted between April and June 2016. The exact deadlines for submitting the declaration are: - If the declaration is submitted electronically via the internet, between 6th April and 30th June, both dates inclusive.

Q: What do you call six weeks of rain in Scotland? A: Summer! Q: How do you prevent a Summer cold? A: Catch it in the Winter! Q: What do you call a french guy in sandals? A: Phillipe Phloppe.

- If submitted by any other means, between 10th May and 30th June, both dates inclusive.

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Q: How do men exercise at the beach? A: By sucking in their stomach everytime they see a bikini.



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Goodnight Ronnie RONNIE Corbett was secretly battling with motor neurone disease before his death, his wife has revealed. The legendary comedian passed away last month aged 85, though the cause of death has not yet been confirmed. Ronnie's wife Anne Hart revealed he had been battling the disease before his death. Corbett first began showing signs of the illness back in December 2014. His wife noted that he “started to feel unwell and found it hard to breathe and to lie down”. The comedian, best known for starring in The Two Ronnies and his monologues from an outsized chair, was then diagnosed with motor neurone disease at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital last year. Anne explained: “As you can imagine, it just knocked us both back. We had not really heard of it.”

They featured some of Bowie’s biggest hits. Blondie icon Harry sang Starman for the packed crowd, whilst Stipe took to the stage to deliver a rendition of Ashes to Ashes. Star Wars character Chewbacca also made an appearance, joining The Flaming Lips for Life On Mars. The line-up also featured Pixies and John Lennon's son Sean Ono Lennon, with performers paying tribute and helping raise money for music education schemes for underprivileged children. The second concert took place at the Radio City Music Hall a week later, and was livestreamed for fans to enjoy online. In exchange for a recommended charity donation of £15, viewers were able to watch it live. Bowie's producer Tony Visconti, Mumford & Sons and Miley Cyrus also appeared.

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Bowie tribute Two concerts in New York have paid tribute to musician David Bowie, who died in January. Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, REM frontman Michael Stipe and many more sang Bowie songs but ironically, the first concert was arranged and announced even before the star died. It had been intended as just a retrospective look at the Starman’s work over the years. The emotional concerts were sold out in just two hours, and took place in Carnegie Hall.

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Please mention The Sentinella when responding to adverts Casey déjà vu Coronation Street viewers may have recognised Liz McDonalds's new love interest. Actor Stephen Casey plays Chris, who meets Liz at a music club at the community centre. However, it's not the first time that the actor has appeared in Weatherfield – Stephen has played three different roles on the soap already. His first appearance was way back in 1998 when he played the role of Det. Inspector Grey. He then returned to the ITV soap in 2009 when he played a prison governor who felt Fiz's wrath when she wasn't able to see her then husband John Stape who had been put on suicide watch. Back in 2013, the small screen actor made an appearance on the famous street. This time, he swapped his prison governor role for a barrister who was at Tyrone Dobbs' trial in 2013. However, it appears Stephen isn't the only one who is familiar with the soap. New cast member Leon Ockenden recently revealed to OK! Online that he previously auditioned for the soap three times before landing the role of Michelle McDonald's first boyfriend Will.


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Scotty’s new love Celebrity Big Brother winner Scotty T has dismissed Megan McKenna in favour of his new friendship with her ex, Jordan Davies. Scotty, who sparked up a relationship with housemate Megan, recently shared a picture of him and Jordan at a night out. Speaking to OK! Online, Scotty admitted that his new friendship is “not weird or awkward” considering the two of them have been linked to the new TOWIE star. When asked if Megan had anything to say about the new picture of her former lovers together, he simply replied: "She hasn't said anything." Scotty then revealed he hasn’t “sat down and spoken” to his former Big Brother housemates. He recently slammed the news that Megan started a relationship with TOWIE’s Pete Wicks, and said: “I know she’s always wanted to be on the telly but that was really quick!” He continued to Mirror Online: “Megan is a nice girl really. She’s a harmless nutcase.”

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& t i u Fr Facts es o Veg Tomat Whether you refer to a tomato as a fruit or a vegetable, there is no doubt that it is a nutrient-dense super-food that most people should be eating more of Due to their beneficial phytochemicals such as lycopene, tomatoes play a role in preventing chronic disease and deliver other health benefits.

eral density and reduction in the formation of kidney stones Cooking tomatoes appears to increase the availability of key nutrients such as the caroteinoids lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Stewed tomatoes provide considerably more lutein and zeaxanthin than sun dried tomatoes and raw cherry tomatoes. Choline, contained in tomatoes, helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory, and also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes. It aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.

Lycopene has been linked with prostate cancer prevention in several studies. The fibre, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in tomatoes all support heart health. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that the average person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. The synthesis of collagen, an essential component of the skin, hair, nails and connective tissue, is reliant on vitamin C. As vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, a low intake is associated with increased damage from sunlight, pollution and smoke, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, blemishes and other adverse health effects. Maintaining a low sodium intake helps to keep blood pressure healthy; however, increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vaso-dilation effects. Tomatoes also contain folic acid, which helps to keep homocysteine levels in check, thereby reducing another risk factor for heart disease. Excess homocysteine also interferes with the production of the feel-good hormones serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, which regulate mood, sleep and appetite.

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People Who Come And Go Lynda and Geoff, Salto del Negro Spain is said to be the noisiest country in Europe, and the noisiest places of all are the cities, and often the villages!! But some villages, tucked away in the avocado groves of the lush river valleys of La Axarquía area are so peaceful and bucolic, they offer the ideal mix between country and village life. This is what Lynda and Geoff sought, nine years ago, leaving behind a country home in Torrox where they felt too isolated, to buy a house in the pretty hamlet of Salto del Negro, just a stone’s throw from Benamargosa village, chosen for its peace and tranquility. And the house not only has an exquisite little inner courtyard, but it also has a garden – and even a little piece of orchard with a good selection of fruit trees and ideal for a little veggie plot! Lynda and Geoff carried out quite a bit of internal renovation on their house, including a new roof and it became an ongoing project. “We really enjoyed researching design ideas to suit the house and resourcing materials and furnishings”, says Lynda, reminiscing over a beer in the patio.

Asked what they have loved most about living in this environment they are quick to say the interaction with their friendly and helpful neighbours has been wonderful and they were quickly obliged to greatly improve their Spanish! And from the village the walks along the river bed are wonderful and it is easy to walk into Benamargosa village. “Living in Spain is a wonderful experience for anyone, and we would highly recommend it to anyone with a love of life and new challenges.” This lovely house is now up for sale as Lynda and Geoff are ready to take on a new challenge elsewhere (see AX361 in the ad. below). By Toni Waterman, Unspoilt Andalusia (see advertisement below)


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ing ife ead z a Am ine Lheepseh MaArsian SWrass We all know the sea is thick with fish. With so many different species, some are bound to be a little unsightly. It’s basically a numbers game, and the Asian Sheepshead Wrasse happens to be a victim of the odds

This species is valued as a food fish in its native range. Like its close relative, the California sheepshead wrasse (Semicossyphus pulcher), the juvenile is starkly different from the adult, being a vivid yellowish-orange with a white stripe from the eye to the tail, black patches on the fins and tail, and lacking the bulbous face protrusions of the adults, for which the species earns its common name. Almost nothing is known of the biology and ecology of the Asian sheepshead wrasse, other than that it feeds on shellfish and crustaceans

This fish swims the shallow waters around China, Japan and the Koreas while resembling a very old man With bulging protrusions on its head and jaw, this is a face only a mother could love It can reach 100cm (39in) in total length and the greatest weight recorded for this species is 14.7kg (32lb) This is a cold-water to subtropical species that inhabits rocky reefs.



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Ways To Use Alcohol That Do Not Involve Drinking It! 1. Clean your windows with vodka Mix vodka and water in a spray bottle and get rid of those nasty streaks. 2. Use the same mixture in number 1 on your mirrors, too 3. Make your plants grow strong with beer If a beer is left open overnight and goes flat, pour it into your potted plants as fertilizer 4. You can use vodka to refresh fabrics that can't be washed, like your couch Mix two ounces of vodka, a tablespoon of vinegar, water, and your favourite essential oils in a spray bottle. Then spray away odours and germs! 5. This mixture from number 4 can also remove "thrift store smell" from clothes 6. A shot of vodka makes pie crust extra flakey

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You’d think that if anyone could partner up, it’d be Superman and Batman—the dogooding champions of Metropolis and Gotham City. But these two superheroes have gotten off on the wrong foot. Sure, Superman has already saved the planet once (in Man of Steel), taking down General Zod in a battle for the ages. There’s just one problem: that fight killed thousands and brought down half of Metropolis. Playboy billionaire Bruce Wayne happened to be in town that day, watching as buildings collapsed, friends died, and children wailed as they pointed to the broken buildings where their parents were.

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TECHNOLOGY THAT ENSURES YOU MAXIMISE YOUR POTENTIAL But how? Well let me ask you a couple of questions. Are you already a business owner, or want to start working for yourself? If yes, then please read on but first, a little bit of background to the ever-changing world of technology. At this moment about three billion people have the internet out of a potential seven billion, and most of them, like you and me, have smartphones. They are not only used to send emails and communicate on the social networks but to read the news, watch films, listen to music etc. For a lot of us now, we can do our day-to-day business on them. We can work remotely anywhere in the world and have a vast audience in front of us. Mobile internet gives us speed of information, communication and entertainment and makes this world ever smaller. This is nothing new, you might say, and what does it mean for me? Firstly, a business owner wants more sales for their product or service. Secondly, someone wanting to work for themselves needs to generate enough income to have a life, of course. Therefore we create a fusion between the two in order to achieve our goals. It sounds simple but the best things are, and we are helping people co-operate with each other using technology as the medium. Let us be honest – we ultimately all want results from our advertising but at what cost. It is free to use Google, Facebook and Yahoo and they don’t sell anything, so why are these companies worth billions of dollars? The answer is through online advertising! How would you like to get paid to advertise your business? Or if you don’t have a business to advertise all you have to do is just view 10 adverts a day. In both cases as a member of the company you participate in the profit share programme. This means we give back to our participating members 95% of our profits. If you don’t believe me, ask Kami at The Sentinella who is in the early stages of using this. Plus you can always try before you buy so give it a go Choose new online business or advertising and let us arrange a time to talk to get you started and maximise your potential. See main advert on page 130


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We have clients looking to buy properties on the coast. Come and meet or speak to our bilingual team; Jacqueline Combe - Managing Director, Natalie Combe - Accounts department, Barbara Vizcaino O´Hara - Administration & Insurance, Juan Pedro Jimenez del Dedo - Solicitor.

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ARIES: March 21-April 20 Make the most of opportunities presented this month to be rewarded with a series of successes that come your way, especially in your professional life. During the last half of May you receive some long-awaited news TAURUS: April 21-May 21 Beware the charm of new relationships! The middle of the month will be lucky for endeavours, sport and games, but don´t push it beyond the 20th. The last week of May could see an impromptu trip that may affect future decisions GEMINI: May 22-June 21 Important changes are indicated for Geminis this month. Forge head with ideas but keep them under your hat for now as competitors are waiting to pounce. A good time to formalise commitments or contracts at work CANCER: June 22-July 22 Frank and open discussion at home, allowing family to take on responsibilities, will help bring your innermost travel and work-related dreams and hopes to fruition

ward in the latter part of the month LIBRA: September 23 - October 22 If you´ve a project in mind, its time to move it underway and commence the initial, albeit hard, work. A good time to commit to a personal relationship but be careful of signing contracts in other spheres of life SCORPIO: October 23 - November 21 Your plans may be interrupted midmonth so make sure you´re organised beforehand and able to meet beneficial and unexpected changes head-on SAGITTARIUS: November 22 - December 21 Time to tackle those you know to be cheating and breaking promises. If you don´t clarify doubt and misunderstanding now, the consequences will continue for a long time to come CAPRICORN: December 22 - January 20 An injection of your Capricorn intuition, helps you reach wise decisions especially in the financial field. May brings you stability at work, successful business deals and general prosperity

LEO: July 23-August 23 This month you’re able to alter the circumstances that have inhibited your happiness and can put them in place to bring about positive change in your life. Accept invitations

AQUARIUS: January 21 - February 19 An old flame may reappear, causing excitement and the possibility of rekindling the fire. Use your head, and not just your heart, in forming decisions. Beware of scams and con artists

VIRGO: August 24-September 22 May should see Virgos making several trips away from home and attending important events. You easily attract love, money and interesting challenges, which make it easier to move for-

PISCES: February 20 - March 20 Be aware of jealousy arising in personal partnership, either on your or your loved one´s part. Deal with it sensitively and honestly to keep love alive


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s iary e t a D he D on T Whatu´sr area? r o o F in y Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call to reserve a table 663 393 987 Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, C/Dr Maranon, Torre del Mar. Quiz night with a difference. From 8.30pm. Hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call to reserve your table 952544362 Nerja History Group meets the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 Oct 12 POCAPECUNIA, the Charity shop in aid of the

Love A Child Foundation, has reformed the shop and is twice as big now. We are still always in need of clothes, household items, paperbacks, CD's and DVD's. Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10am to 1.30pm. Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja (between the Parador and Hotel Villa Flamenca). Golf: TOGS (Torrox Golf Society) if you would like a friendly but competitive game of golf each Sunday morning at Baviera, then why not join TOGS, possibly the friendliest Society on the Costa. Email: or call Captain: George Clay on 625 936 814 Colmenar Social Club. We are a small social club based in the western part of Axarquia. We meet every Wednesday at the Arco del Sol in Colmenar at 12.30pm. We enjoy regular outings, quizzes, bingo and annual specials such as our plant sale and murder mystery evening. Non members are welcome. Marjorie on 951 163 071

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Da For Thetes Diary Scottish Country Dance Classes Every Tuesday evening from 7.15pm - 9pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, for all levels, with or without partners. For further information please contact George Bain on 619 069 966 RBL - Nerja We enjoy regular lunches on the 1st Friday of each month at “La Pena Parda” restaurant in La Herradura, Contact Eleanor on: Tel: 958828708/ 606634444 or Email: On the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Al Andalus Hotel Maro. Contact Vera on Tel: 952 967 200 or 697 293 698 Email Everyone is welcome to come along and membership is open to anyone and you don’t have to be ex military. Its a worthwhile cause so come and join us. Contact Dave on Tel: 654085811 or Email RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment & monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, & we welcome all new and existing RBL members. Tel: 603 879 308 Volunteers needed. The Costa Animal Society needs your help, particularly with their efforts at the Sunday car boot markets in Nerja and Almuñecar. If you have some time, and especially if you own a 4x4 or other large vehicle, your assistance in transporting and selling goods on a Sunday morning would be much appreciated as both these markets help raise much needed funds to care for rescued animals. If you can assist CAS in any way - fund raising, airport runs or fostering - please call Wendy at 660 271 984 or Vera at 680 315 880. SEEKING CHARITIES - People helping People Do you know of any SPANISH Charities (O.N.G) who help people and are seeking funding? The American International Club is cur

rently seeking Spanish Organisations who are seeking assistance. The organisation will be presenting a donation at the Dia de Residente event this April in Nerja. If you are aware of an organisation that assists Spanish people, please send an email with contact information to Coral CoraXalia Do you like singing? Do you like singing? Would you like to join a choir? We are inviting new singers to become members of the local, long-established choir, Coral Coraxalia under the leadership of Eusebio Pita. Great, friendly atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances and concerts, social events, possible touring etc. Rehearsals Thursdays 17.30 – 20.00 in the Casa Cultura on the main A7205 road at Viñuela village. Plenty of free parking opposite. Come along to a rehearsal and hear us and decide if you’d like to join us! For more information call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish. Contact: La Vaqueria Benamargosa Every Wednesday learn to draw and paint. Art classes at La Vaqueria, Benamargosa. 11am-1pm, 10€ includes refreshments and home made cake! Every Thursday Art & Crafts Class at La Vaqueria 11am - 1pm, lots of fun, refreshments included. Every first Sat of the month La Vaqueria has a mosaics day for all levels. 3pm 7pm costs 25€ with materials & meal incl.


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

Market Saturdays Algarrobo Costa, Next to Ottawa Function rooms alongside the river


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? n O s ’ t Wh a Royal British Legion Torre del Mar For information on events tel. 663 658 354 We meet every Wed at La Vega Rest Torre Del Mar next to Mercadona E-mail: / Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Mon through Fri 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail; Web: Please also see the web site for daily activities in the Centre. May events and excursions. Mon 2nd – Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Centre closed for Public Holiday. Tues & Wed 3rd & 4th - Coach Excursion to Cordoba Patios. Please come and join friends of Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar on a 2 day/ 1 night coach excursion to see the Festival of the Cordoba Patios.This is a contest of patios and crosses that was first started in 1918, where house owners of the city decorate their homes with beautiful flowers and plants in order to win the prestigious awards presented by the municipality. The patios are in various parts of the city, close to the Jewish quarter and Cathedral and the finest example is found in the Palacio de Viana. On the first day you will stop for breakfast on the way to Cordoba where you will arrive at approximately 11.00am. You will check in to the 3* Hotel Selu, which is situated about a 10 minutes walk to the Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to discover the city and have dinner. After breakfast on the second day there will be a guided tour in English of the patios, after which there will be free time to have lunch and the coach will depart from Cordoba at 16.30. Ticket price for a double room 95€ per person, single room 115€ available at the Centre. This includes the hotel on a bed and breakfast basis, guided tour, coach and insurance. Proceeds for fundraising. Departure times Viñuela (Football Pitch) 7.10am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.35am, Caleta (vets) 7.40am, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 7.50am. Monday 9th - Quiz Night. Ticket price 5€ available at the Centre. Proceeds to fund raising. Time 18.00pm for 18.30pm. Thursday 19th - Coach Excursion to Gibraltar.

Ticket price 12€ available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15am, Caleta (Vets) 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED. Friday 27th - Spring Bazaar. Please come and join friends and have a morning of fun, on sale will be small gifts, preserves, cakes & International homemade food, boutique, second hand goods in good condition, books, local arts and crafts and much more. You can relax in the garden with your cake and a drink. Proceeds for fund raising. Time 11.00 to 13.00. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday from 12noon to 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant ( on the Velez to Vinuela Road) All are welcome to come and meet friends and make new friends. Pop in and see, a warm welcome awaits. call: 680764130 Move It To Music! classes take place in Nerja on Saturdays 11-12 noon, at the Time Sport Gym, Avenida de Pescia 21, Nerja. 5€ per class. This is an informal and friendly dance fitness class, ideal for the newly-retired. For more info contact 675 846 217 Short Mat Bowls. The Nerja Short Mat Bowls Club is now operating in the hotel Jimesol, Calle Chaparil, Nerja on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1.45pm to 4.15pm. New members welcome. Contact Marian on 952 523 754 or Malcolm on 952 520 579 for more details. CardioDance: Learn to salsa, cha cha, swing and hustle to an aerobic workout. Dance classes also held in all these, plus rumba, salcha and choreographed routines. Call 606 086 300

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What’s O n? Come and Learn to Dance Ballroom & Latin American Dancing (11 different dances). *New beginners class 8.30-10.30pm (class and practise)*. Improvers, Intermediate classes and private lessons from 7pm or, just come and dance on a large floor 9.00-10.30pm. Qualified, v.experienced, patient teachers. Have fun learning or improving! Bar & friendly people. Partner not necessary. Cafeteria Avenida (near Police Station & petrol station) For more info call Eric and Jennifer 95 252 3599 (The Nerja Dance Club) The American International Club is a social club open to all nationalities which spans the area from Almunecar to Torrox and beyond. Activities include tapas runs, monthly excursions, petanque, coffee mornings, dinners and walks. The Club raises funds for Spanish charities and each year makes a significant donation to a local organisation as a way of saying "thank you" to our host nation. Our motto is "If it isn't fun, we don't do it". To join in the fun email: Los Romanes Royal British Legion. We have changed our venue and day. We now meet in BAR ATILA, PUENTE DON MANUEL, every Tuesday commencing Tuesday 10th February. "We are a small branch with a big heart". For 2015 we are looking to increase our membership, So if you are interested you will be made very welcome. You don't have to have been an ex member of the armed forces to join. Our aim is to have some fun, quizzes, bingo, beetle?, whilst making money for the RBL Poppy Appeal. Interested? then please contact the Branch Secretary Joyce on 692 551 385. Amigas de Casa is an English speaking women's group, who meet on the second Thursday of every month at Venta Talillas in Vva del Trabuco. The meetings are from 11am till 1pm. Every month we have a speaker and or demonstrator. These are very varied...... Xaviera Hollander to Roger the Laird (whiskey talk with tastings) with a very wide variety in between. Although based in Vva del Trabuco we have members from as far afield as Salar, Antequera and Colmenar. 952 031 478 or 660 628 056 e-mail is

The 'Big Cats' are coming. We are a group of Jaguar enthusiasts living in Spain. We hope to meet once a month or so for a meal and a good old chat about our JAGS. On occasions we will organise something a little more special, Mystery Tours or Weekends Away. The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club is the largest Jaguar Club in the world. The Club was formed in 1984, by members of other Jaguar Clubs, for the enthusiast who not only used, but maintained or restored their SS, Jaguar or Daimler. For more info contact Philip Wray on 669 434 457 or Join El Valle! El Valle is one of Axarquia’s most successful and longest running social clubs. We are based in the Lake Vinuela area, 10 km inland from Velez Malaga, and most members live fairly locally but we also welcome people from the coast and further afield. At our monthly meetings you can find out about our wide range of activities that range from the cultural and gastronomic to quizzes, games and films. We also organise days out and short trips away. Through its members El Valle has links to groups that enjoy a variety of pursuits including leisurely scenic walks, more energetic cross-country hash runs, photography, quad biking, drama, bird watching and dancing. So whatever your interests El Valle has something for you! We meet on the first Mon of each month (apart from Aug when we take a break!) at the Camping Bar, Lake Vinuela. Please visit for directions. Meetings start 7:30 but we start arriving from 7pm so come early and introduce yourself so that we can help you make the most of what El Valle has to offer. You can also meet us on Fri mornings from 11:30-12:30 at Meson Sara at the Puente don Manuel crossroads to join us, book an event or have a chat. You can also visit our website: Phoenix Club meet every Tuesday in the Restaurant above Supersol (nr the Police Stattion) Torre del Mar from 12.00 midday to 1.30pm. call Gail 951 067 723


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-Torre see Nerja-Malaga times Torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English Services at Inglesia de San Miquel (St, Michael's Church) every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May) and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel, Chinasol). There is a short service of Holy Communion Wednesday's at 9.30am in the Church Shop, Calle Malaga, Nerja. Details of how to find the churches are also available in the Church Shop. Priest in Charge: Father Geoff Johnston Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sundays Tel: 952 219 396 Velez-Malaga - Capilla De San Jose, Calle Linares 7, Velez-Malaga. Sundays 10.30. Website Tel 952 407 050 Anglican communion.

Local Police : 091 Guardia : 062 Fire : 080 Torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at 11am, Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). Roman Catholic - Torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), and 18.00pm. Sunday Anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE) 11am. Morning prayer 1st & 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays. Torre del Mar Evangelical Church Torre del Mar Christian Community Church (Presbyterian in partnership with the Spanish Evangelical Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30 in Calle San Andres, 29 in Torre del Mar. Everyone will be very welcome. Pastor Steve Anderson Tel. 654884658 La Caleta de Velez: Cornerstone International Church: meets on Sundays 11.30am and Wednesdays: 7pm for bible study. Calle Virgen del Mar 3 Tel.63454019 Puente don Manuel - El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11 am. Midweek activities - Pilates - Mon 1pm-2pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Charity shop/books open Wed, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm. Bible Study Thursday 57pm. We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliara, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 Bank Hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. Taxis Torre: 653 917 004, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 653 917 004, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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Ambulance : 061 Water : 952 540 662 Electricity : 952 540 662




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

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

Weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa Tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. Wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa & Camping Vinuela Ctr.A356 KM30. Thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral Saturdays: Caleta de Velez , Competa & Benajarafe, Algarrobo Costa, Opp Lidl (1st & 3rd Saturday each month) Sundays: Malaga

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

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

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


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) : a h a Jokes h Thanks to MP for the following jokes Me and my girlfriend had sex in my car last night and it was pretty uncomfortable. I wish we'd dropped her parents off first. ------------------------------------------------------------I met a porn star once and told her, "I'm a big fan. I've seen the first 30 seconds of all of your films!! ------------------------------------------------------------Our wi-fi wasn't working last night so I sat and chatted with the wife. I was very surprised to hear she no longer works at Woolworths!! ------------------------------------------------------------I sat on my hand for fifteen minutes earlier, before hoovering the living room. Just so it felt like the wife was doing it. ------------------------------------------------------------If I ever catch up with the doctor who messed up my limb transplant operation, I will kill him with my bear hands. ------------------------------------------------------------I was driving around the other day and started feeling really horny. So I decided to swing by this well known dogging spot that was close by. There were a few other cars there so I pulled up and joined in. I had a great time, but I think I failed my driving test. ------------------------------------------------------------Just watched the stage version of Brokeback Mountain. Shouting out "He's behind you" didn't go down as well as it usually does in theatre. ------------------------------------------------------------Did you know Shania Twain got a younger sister called choo choo Phil Oakey also has a younger sister, called Carrie ------------------------------------------------------------A hungry traveller stops at a monastery and is taken to the kitchens. A brother is frying chips. 'Are you the friar?' he asks. 'No. I'm the chip monk,' he replies ------------------------------------------------------------I always weigh myself naked to ensure I get an

accurate measurement. The other people in the pharmacy don't seem to like it unfortunately. ------------------------------------------------------------Sad news from the Nestle factory today as a man was crushed to death by hundreds of boxes of chocolate. He tried in vain to attract attention, but every time he yelled 'The Milky Bars are on me!' people just cheered. ------------------------------------------------------------I bought Asda own brand Cornflakes the other day. It said on the box, "Made from 100% recycled paper." No wonder they tasted like s***! ------------------------------------------------------------A father came home from a long business trip to find his young son riding a brand new bike. "Where did you get the money for that?" he asked. "It must have cost over £300." "I earned it hiking," replied the boy. "Hiking??? Come on son, tell your Dad the truth. Nobody can make that sort of money hiking. Where did you really get the cash from?" "It's like I say, Dad. Every night when you were gone, Mr. Goldberg from the bank would come over to see Mum. He'd give me a 20 pound note and tell me to take a hike!" ------------------------------------------------------------Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation ------------------------------------------------------------One of the original Knights of the Round Table has died. RIP Sir Cumference. ------------------------------------------------------------The wife & I like classical music and she asked me if I could get some CDs by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert while I was out. "Certainly Dear", I replied, "I'll add them to my Chopin Liszt." ------------------------------------------------------------By the time I'd finished dialling the number on that van's 'How's My Driving' sticker, I'd driven into a ditch.

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Jokes h a ha :) Paddy's wife rang him to say she's gone into labour paddy told her it was bloody ridiculous to start a career in politics when were expecting a baby. ------------------------------------------------------------I've just bought my friends a new boiler and complete central heating system - it was a house warming present ------------------------------------------------------------I've managed to avoid about 50 April fools jokes last month. I have lost my job as an emergency service operator as a result though ------------------------------------------------------------They call my wife 'The Exorcist.'" "Why?" "As soon as gets to a party, she rids it of all the spirits." ------------------------------------------------------------I just trained my dog how to fetch a beer. Now this may not sound all that impressive, but he gets them from my neighbour's fridge.... ------------------------------------------------------------Looking for some holiday money i went into M&S and asked what the current rate of exchange was "About six jumpers an hour" I was told ------------------------------------------------------------I was stuck on the M6 behind a huge lorry carrying a fairground ride doing 20mph yesterday. Everyone was screaming at him but he wouldn't go any faster. ------------------------------------------------------------"I can see feck all!" said my mate Paddy, as he tested out his new telescope. I said, "Take the cap off, you stupid sod "I can still see feck all!" he replied, "And now my head is getting cold." ------------------------------------------------------------If you swallow two separate pieces of string, a few hours later they will come out your anus tied together... I shit you knot. ------------------------------------------------------------William Shatner, alias Captain Kirk, has discontinued his ladies underwear range. In hindsight "Shatner Knickers" wasn't a good choice of name in the 1st place. ------------------------------------------------------------I saw Cliff Richard in my local Chinese take-

away recently.The owner said to him "you sing my favourite song I give you free meal!" Cliff replied "sure what do you want to hear?" The man said "itchy sore fanny!" Cliff looked confused and said "sorry that's not one of my songs" "yes" said the man "Itchy sore fanny how we don't talk anymore!! ------------------------------------------------------------Today I bought myself some sensible walking boots and a rucksack and went up to the Peak District, walked for about 5 miles stopped and sat on a stone wall and had a flask of coffee. Then I walked a further 5 miles, had a biscuit and then i.......... Sorry, I'm rambling ------------------------------------------------------------I was telling my mate that I just bought a sound system off an Irish guy in a pub. "What type was it"? he asked “The usual" I said "he had red hair and freckles and was drunk off his head with a sack of potatoes under his arm". "No not him, the sound system!" "Oh sorry, it was the stereo-type" ------------------------------------------------------------A chicken farmer went to a local bar, sat next to a woman, and ordered a glass of champagne. The woman perks up and says, "How about that? I just ordered a glass of champagne, too! " "What a coincidence," he said, "This is a special day for me, I'm celebrating." "This is a special day for me, too, and I'm also celebrating!," says the woman. "What a coincidence," says the man. As they clinked glasses he asked, "What are you celebrating?" "My husband and I have been trying to have a child, and today my gynaecologist told me I'm pregnant!" "What a coincidence," says the man. "I'm a chicken farmer. For years all my hens were infertile, but today they're finally laying fertilized eggs." "That's great!" says the woman, "How did your chickens become fertile?" "I switched cocks," he replied. She smiled and said, "What a coincidence!"


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s e g a P Puzzle Get Quizical

Hey Diddle Riddle

1. What is cooked in syrup and glazed to make Marrons Glaces?

1. What starts with an e but only has a single letter in1 it?

2. The Sheffield Shield is competed for in which sport?

2. A man is found dead on a Sunday morning. His wife calls the police immediately. The police question the wife and staff. The wife said she was asleep, the cook said he was cooking breakfast, the gardener said she was picking vegetables, the butler said he was cleaning the closet, and the maid said she was getting the post. The police immediately arrested the murderer. Who was the murderer?

3. In which town did Billy Butlin open his first holiday camp? 4. In Noel Edmund's House Party', where was the 'house'. 5. In literature who were Mrs Page and Mrs Ford? 6. What is an infant whale called? 7. Which DJ had a UK Top Ten hit with the song Snot Rap?

3. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

8. In which film did Roger Moore first play James Bond?

4. A young man walks through the forest. He comes to a bridge. In front of the bridge is a large man carrying an axe. The man says, "If 9. How many gallons of beer are in a firkin? you want to cross this bridge, you must tell me a statement. If I think the statement is true, you 10. What in Cornwall is the most southerly point will be strangled to death. If I say the statement of mainland Britain? is false, your head will be chopped off." A few minutes later, the young man walked over the 11. Alan Minter was undisputed World boxing bridge, while the larger man stood pondering. champion at which weight? What was the statement the young man had given? Answers on page 122

Sudokus Easy


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Puzzle P ages

Crossword Across 1/4 Caught red-handed; with positive proof of guilt (4,2,6) 8 Venomous Asiatic and African elapid snake (5) 9 One motivated by irrational enthusiasm (7) 10 Compels (7) 11 Battle of the -----: last major German counter-offensive of WWII (1944) (5) 12 Ensures that all details are correct (well, half!) (4,3,2) 17 Downy duck (5) 19 Shrubby tree of tropical Africa cultivated for coffee (7) 21 Monument (7) 22 Oxford college, founded 1326 (5) 23/24 Consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar ones (6,6)

Down 1/15 Very remote and inaccessible place (4,2,6) 2 Took small bites; ate intermittently (7) 3 Sharp vibrating sound (5) 5 No bilge! (anag) (7) 6 ----- de Ville – a town hall in France (5) 7/16 Vote cast anonymously (6,6) 9 Rapid means of achieving a goal (4,5) 13 Tortuous and twisted shape or position (7) 14 Self-destruction (7) 15 See 1 16 See 7 18 Cherished desire (5) 20 Cool, distant (5)


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Properties UNFINISHED HOUSE PROJECT for sale/exchange for property in Torre del Mar/Nerja. For details email: FOR SALE, STATIC HOME ON PRIVATE GATED SITE. 3 beds, sky T.V, swimming pool, between Velez Malaga and Caleta. Minutes drive to beaches, shopping centre, Baviera Golf Club, bars and restaurants. (Site fees 360 per annum) 40,000€ Call: 642 961 389

Cars For Sale PEUGEOT 307 ESTATE DIESEL. Blue, 2003, 120,000kms, Taxed, ITV, Cam belt changed, Alloy wheels, New tyres & Battery, Full service history, Extras, Mint, 3,250€. Call Peter: 696 857 401

HONDA ACCORD TOURER 2.2L, 2004, leather seats, air con, cruise control, all brand new tyres, full service 500 miles ago, back and side tinted windows, manuel, RHD, 138,000 miles. 2,500€ Call: 0044 7936 725027

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This one bed, one bath apartment is situated just two minutes away from the beautiful sandy beach of El Morche. It has a separate kitchen, balcony, marble floors, communal swimming pool and it comes fully furnished. It's an ideal starter home or holiday home.

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ESOLA SYSTEMS is looking for a person wishing to learn and work towards a qualification in air conditioning installations, to work alongside one of our installers. Must be within reasonable distance of Caleta de Velez, would be an advantage to have driving licence and own transport. For further information please email and if possible send in your CV SEAMSTRESS NEEDED TO WORK FROM HOME. Must have relevant experience and keen eye for detail. Interested parties must send examples of work and brief outline of skills to RESTAURANTE CANTUESO SEEK WAITING STAFF AND KITCHEN ASSISTANT. Knowledge of Spanish necessary. Please e-mail cv in first instance to:

I WILL COLLECT FREE of charge all your used clothing, bric-a-brac, pots and pans, books, toys, CD´s garden pots, tools, pieces of furniture or anything else you are throwing out whilst you are cleaning. Call me on Tel:- 625 319 323 Jacqui

NEW SPA OPENING in May along the beach front in Torre del Mar. Looking for an autonomo qualified nail technician or qualified beauty therapist to work alongside me. Has to be bilingual, in Spanish and English and also qualified in doing massages. For further information please contact Louisa 677 622 585

EL CAPITAN TENNIS CLUB Torre Del Mar open to new members. For information Ring 675391967.

SALES PERSON REQUIRED for the Puente de Don Manuel/La Viñuela/Alcaucín area. Must have own car. Send CV and photo to:

Job Section STAFF WANTED APRENDO IDIOMAS in Nerja are looking for teachers, English, German and French. Calle Antonio Millon, Edf. Penaflor, Bajo 1. Call Rebeca 673 68 41 94

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Your great little mag is bringing you a series of fiendish “Name the face” competitions in association with various local businesses This month is sponsored by La Tasca in Torre del Mar.

They are offering a prize of a full English Breakfast incl. a drink for 2 people Simply name the famous person below. If you think you know the answer, then email it to: by 20th May 2016 THE WINNER FOR  APRIL WAS  BEVERLY JACKSON FROM VINUELA CONGRATULATIONS !!!



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Please note: this competition is not open to employees of The Sentinella Magazine or La Tasca. The competition is open from the 1st - 20th May 2016. The draw will take place on the 21st May and winner notified by the 1st June 2016. Only one entry per person. We will announce the winners full name in the June’s issue.


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AIR CONDITIONING w For Air Conditioning call Mark at Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar w Polar Air For Professional and reliable servicing, repairs and installation of A/C at competitive rates by a qualified technician.Call Susie or Peter 655 211 192 or visit w CHS Cooling and Heating Solutions. All makes of air conditioning, serviced and installed. Also Solar, Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Call: 655 791 167 Email: w Installation and maintenance of all types of air conditioning. City & Guilds and CE F-Gas certified. Nerja area. Languages spoken English, French and Spanish Call: 693 047 935 Email:

BOAT TRIPS wLuxury Yacht Charters Tel: 618 972 139 Email:

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

BUILDERS wAll types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wJohn Housby, Building, Plastering, Tiling & Painting. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414. Email: wLT Construction - is a building company based in the Velez Malaga area. We specialise in all aspects of design, building license application and construction, we have over 14 years of expertise in creating individual building solutions for our clients. Our local knowledge of the land and its soil types - and how best to deal with the challenges posed by them - means that we are the best-suited company to advise you on your building requirements. Call Lee Talbot on 659324586



wThe Hair & Beauty Studio Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel, (along from Morenos) Call: 951 204 158 or 654 897 410

wWindow Tinting, A mobile service for your convenience, ITV legal & certified. Cut out annoying glare. Stop U/V. Protect Children & pets. Be Cool. Enjoy the sun don't suffer it! Call Ian 902 888 176/ 644 546 176

BLINDS wSolar blinds, ideal for large glazed areas to keep the view but also giving privacy and stopping maximum amounts of heat/glare and fading of furnishings. Speak to Ian 644 54 61 76 958 49 65 71

CARE HOMES wCasa Klein. A better place to live. Scandinavian convelescent and retirement home. Situated on a hilltop overlooking mountains and the sea in Velez Malaga. Tel: 952 50 21 30 Mob: 679 167 168

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wEnglish Nurse RGN / carer support. Tel Liz 692 419 548. Or 951 242 449 Hospital visits & discharge care inc equipment. Friendly Home care from your District Nurse. See www.holidaycare4youspain Testimonials - google English Nurse Competa.

wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157

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

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING wRoy’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning. Professional Machines, 18 years experience. All areas covered. Call Mark on 958 640 068 or 656 561 669

CHIMNEY SWEEP For a professional chimney sweeping service and maintenance service call Chimney Care. Keith 607 441 959 or Russ 654 184 242

CHIROPODISTS wRegisitered Chiropodist/Podiatrist offering a complete footcare service in the comfort of your own home. 25yrs exp NHS & private. Call: 636 866 715

CHIROPRACTIC CARE wPhilippe Druart D.C., grad. from AECC (GB) and USA, 30 years exp., opens a chiropractic clinic in Frigiliana, C/ Blas Infante, 2 bajo. Consultations: Monday from 16.30 to 20.30, Wednesday from 10.00 to 14.00, other days on appointment only. Tel. 951 708 672 & 678 691 387. Email:

CLINICS wAnalysis Clinic, Haematology, Coagulation (Contro of Warfarin), Biochemistry, Inmunology, Hormone, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Special analysis. Home visits for blood tests. Antonio Armijo Navas, Specialist in Clinical Analysis. Urb. Costa del Oro, Local-4. Torrox Costa, Phone: 952 53 23 93

COMPUTERS wDavid Fenton: Computer Help Specialist. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. House calls, remote assistance or bring it to me. Help and impartial advice with all types of technology. Tel 952549607, Mob 654899976

COUNSELLING wKestrel Counselling. Professional, confidential, qualified counselling service. Face 2 Face, skype or online. Experienced with all age groups including children. Email: Tel: 636 588 697

wDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at Spanish prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German, Spanish and Italian. Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 10-5pm

DRAIN CLEARANCE wWayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 / 657 862 628 wAt Your Service Plumbing, Electrical, Prop. Maintenance Torre del Mar/Puente don Manuel area. Ex. Corgi reg. with over 35 years experience. Tel: 951 066 064 / 692 330 420 Email:

ELECTRICIANS wElectrician - All jobs from a socket to rewires, Fault Finding and Intercom Systems. Call Andrew 618 640 155 Email: wSparkinspain - Electrical installations and maintenance. Local from Nerja to Velez-Malaga and inland to Competa and Frigiliana. Call Colin 951 242 449 or Mob 666 707 297 Web: wEnergia Commercial/residential installation and repairs. Installation of metres in irregular properties. 24-hour call-out. References available. Phone Alberto 615 896 535

EROSION PROBLEMS wSuppliers of a sterile grass – Vetiver. Used for stopping erosion. With an incredibly strong vertical root system. Very cost effective. Visit for more information on the Vetiver Grass System. Call: 692 288 657 email:

EST AGENTS/PROPERTY RENTALS wSpanish Management Vinuela (next to the Farmacia) 666 135 516 or 650 702 258 Web: Email: wZalia properties, long established sales rental agents, Lake Viñuela area. Car hire, Pool, Villa cleans etc. El Cruce de Periana 4, Edf. Alzabel, Semisotano 2, Alcaucin 952 519 718 / 663 093 782, 696 206 158


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wBuy A Home Spain Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar. (Opposite the bus station) Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website:

wDoes your shop need a new look? We stock and supply Jonny Javelin greeting cards as well as our own. We supply spinners, call us on 617 979 640 We will come to you. Now supplying Mothers Day & Valentines Cards Email:

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wFleming Properties, Calle Dr. Fleming, 1, Nerja. 952 524 140 or 637 278 306/606 087 362, wAxarquia Properties S.L Established 2001. Office: 952 436 781 Lorraine: 609 436 537 Sally: 626 038 851 Email: wBuy A Home Spain Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar. (Opposite the bus station) Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website: wCountry Properties 29754 Competa - Málaga Plaza Almijara, 21 & Avd. Constitución, 33 Tel.: +34 952 51 61 78 29770 Torrox - Málaga Calle Elisa Ortigosa, 7 Tel.: +34 952 53 91 25 29740 Torre del Mar Málaga Avda. Andalucia, 32B Tel.: +34 952 54 18 86 / 654 693 680

FASHION ACCESSORIES wHeaven for Fashion, Fashion jewellery and accessories at affordable prices - use code SENT12 for a discount of 15% with your first purchase.

FURNITURE wCudeca Hospice Charity Shop – Torre del Mar C/ Infante 21 – Edf. Jamaica Bajo Tel: 663 083 273 MonSat 10.00 – 13.30 / Mon- Fri 17:00 – 20.00. Nerja C/ Almirante Carranza 15 Tel: 663 083 503 Mon-Sat 10.00 – 13.30

GARDEN DESIGN wEnglish Award winning Garden Design and construction management, qualified and insured. All styles. Reforms or New builds. Experience in Spain and UK. Call or text John on 660057207 / 447756218467

GARDENING wMaintenance of Gardens and Swimming Pools. English, German and Spanish speaking 24 year old. David: 656 775 928 wRed Palm Beetles, Wasps, Ants, Woodlice, Mice, Rats and all pests. Processionary Moths. Call us for treatment and disposal of these garden problems. Tel: 634 431 099

HANDY MAN wHandy Andy for all the jobs you cannot or do not want to do. All services, discount for senior citizens. Telephone 610 683 719

HEALTH & BEAUTY wWeight Control - Herbalife Independent Distributor, Bea Savory, 95 253 4795 (business opportunity also available): wEsencia Natural cosmetics, incense, soaps, perfumes, makeup, face & body products and herbal tea. Avd Andalucia, 51, Caleta de Velez Call: 615 289 624 Email/Facebook wAlegria Casa de Salud. Wellness B&B Shiatsu Healing massage. 1 hour and a half 50 euros. Special birthday arrangsments! Tel: 620 703 954 Facebook

HEALTH SHOPS wRincón Natural Nerja: natural remedies, organic food, superfoods, natural skincare products, spelt husk pillows, essential oils, incense, feng shui crystals & tibetan bowls. Alternative therapies: personalised weight control coaching, naturopath consultance, tibetan bowl sound massage, craneosacral therapy, massage, Reiki etc. C/ Carretera 1, in front of Supersol, Nerja. Tel. 952 523 503 ONLINE-SHOP for Europe

HEATING wRedwell® – the leading brand in Infrared Heating Systems. White panels and designs like mirrors, pictures, glass etc. Low consumption, low running time due to partial storage material inside. Prevents damp. Contact/showroom: Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa, call 952 539 742,, wInfrasol infrared heating We are suppliers of infrared heating systems for your home or Business, Stops mould. Reduces Condensation. Cheap to run. Contact us on 951258010 / 635445279. Try before you buy. Email:

HOTELS wHotel Vinuela Ctra Velez - Malaga - Alhama, La Vinuela, Malaga. Tel: 952 519 193 Email:

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wHotel Cortijo Bravo Ctra Velez-Malaga - Benamocarra, km 15, Velez-Malaga Tel: 951 55 00 48 Email:

wThe Dog House While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available. wHome From Home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, fun and cuddles. Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: wResidencia Cantalobos The Pet Hotel in La Herradura, offers the highest standards of care for your pets. Call Now - Tel: +34 603 739 886

HOUSE CLEARANCES wCarousel Second Hand Furniture, Vinuela Pueblo (Under Cajamar Bank), access via steps at side of bank, or slip road behind bank. Open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 2pm Call Gilly: 625 827 193 wCash paid. For House and Garage Clearance. Best prices. Get quote. All items considered. Contact Ernie or Martin 616 812 765 / 690 854 154

HYPNOTHERAPY & NLP wMarion Dias BSc (Honours) Clinical Hypnosis and trainer NLP & Hypnosis. Help with Anxiety, Depression, Phobia, Stop smoking, self-confidence IBS, Public speaking as well as one day workshops for stop smoking, and self-healing, in NERJA. E-mail:

INSURANCE wGPS Insurance Services - For all your Insurance needs (Personal & Business) Check out our easy to navigate website to request quotes email: Tel/Whatsapp: 722 708 615

INTERNET SERVICES wRiosat SL, High speed reliable internet & telephone services for Home & Business. We also offer Movistar mobile dongles for anyone in a Movistar 3G/4G coverage area. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web: http// wTechno-Vision, 3G/4G high speed internet with unlimited data usage. Mob: 657 066 782 & 649 915 289. Web: Email:

INTERNET TELEVISION (IPTV) wIPTV television No frills just like the good old days but up to date TV service. Tel: 951 390 567

INTERPRETERS wInterpreter - English/Spanish - based in Vélez-Málaga. English nationality, but fluent Spanish and extensive experience. Inexpensive hourly rates. Confidentiality guaranteed. Call Toni to discuss your requirements. 952557733 / 606010580 wTranslator/Interpreter service. For any situation where a Spanish speaker is required, eg: Town Hall, Hospital, NIE, Residencia, Social Security, ITV, reading and translating letters, written translations etc. Reasonable rates. Call Mariam on 633 637 774

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

LAWYERS wCarmen Silvia, Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (very near Nota-ria Office). Free initial consultation, 952 967 004 Email: wAxarquia Solicitors 15 years helping expats and non-residents –Offices in Nerja & Velez-Málaga. 952 901 225 or ring Melanie Elst on 685589802 for a free no obligation appointment

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

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

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


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wSimpleCare: a perfect way to access affordable private healthcare services at a fraction of the normal cost, specialist consultation from €24, annual membbership €59., Tel 952532023, email wMedical Centre and Dental Specialist a team with over 25 years of experience, 5 languages spoken, available 24hrs. Block 88, Torrox Costa. English, German, French, Russian. Call: 952 530 357

wInk Cartridges for all makes of Printers. Original or Compatible. Tuesdays: Jardines del Trapiche Market. Fridays: Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel or call for free delivery 627 242 977 email:

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

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

MOTORCYCLE REPAIRS wRods motorcycles. Mobile motorcycle service and repairs. From scooters to superbikes. All makes and models. Factory trained technician. Contact 633 287 190.

OPTICIANS wHeiko by Heiko, Avda Andalucia 119, Torre del Mar 952 967 923

OVEN CLEANING wAxarquia Oven Cleaning - Let me restore your oven, hob and / or kitchen extractor to its former glory. Reliable and thorough work. See my FB page for examples. Contact me for a quote and appointment. 622 117 080 ef=ts

PLUMBERS wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares. wAndy Mann UK Corgi-registered Domestic Water and Gas services. All areas covered. Combi boiler technician. Emergency Breakdowns Tel: 633 875 588 Email:

PRINTING for all your printing needs. Flyers, business cards, roll up banners etc.. Avda. Andalucia 179, Caleta de Velez. Call: 951 258 277

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

RECONNECTIVE HEALING wReconnective Healing enables us to regain an optimum state of harmony & balance, functioning on all three levels, physical, emotional & spiritual.This type of healing is relaxing, soothing & restorative. Tracey Webb is a Foundational Practitioner of Reconnective Healing. To make an appointment contact: 652 281 141

REMOVALS wTransportation to UK to Spain to UK. Whole van loads or single items. Good rates. Regular trips. Also local removals. Call Graham: 620 353 594 Email:

RENT A CAR wRent a Car Estrella Rent Delivery and collection at Malaga airport or in your location. Automatic cars. Unlimited kilometers, full insurance, VAT and additional driver included. - 952 511 209

RESTAURANTS wTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar) Avenida Andalucia,Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 wTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 / 667 934 731 wTaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra Nacional 340 (next to post office) Torrox CostaTel: 95 253 4972 / 632 637 470 wRestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831 wIndian Palace Barriada Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel Tel: 952 510 963 Mob: 616 942 212 Email:

SATELLITE T.V. wTotal Satellite Installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266.

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wSky Shop Torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wSat. Co. BBC & ITV for free & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call Tom 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm Technomate &TV repair service wTechno-Vision, TV Packages, Receivers & Computer Repairs. Mob: 657 066 782 & 649 915 289. Web: Email:

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



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

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

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

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

SWIMMING POOLS wAquamarine Pools - C/Playa Marina, 2D, Torre del Mar. Maintenance, Technical Service, Installations, Repairs, Diagnostics & Consultations. Email: Tel: 952 54 57 55 / 600 811 355 wPlodgepools - Green ponds returned to crystal clear pools adapted to your needs, installations, replacements, products and covers. Over 10 years working with very happy customers in La Axarquia. Call now for Maintenance plans your first FREE pool consultation. Tel: 690 070 569. E-mail:

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

wSchlosser Reisen SA Travel Agency & Tour Operator Excursions, Hotels & Tours, Flights & transfers Tel: 952 53 08 75 Centro Internacional, Blq 89 Edif Madrid 29793 Torrox Costa. Email: Languages spoken: German, French, English, Spanish

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

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

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

WEB DESIGNERS wSpanglish Webs, Web designs, Database Programmes, Hosting, Domains, Real Estate Sites, English – Spanish Translation. All at realistic prices. Call Rachel: 951 70 46 27 or 691 660 187 Website: Email:, Web design from 499€, no monthly maintenance, training courses available, google adwords and analytics available. Avda. Andalucia 179, Caleta de Velez. Call: 951 258 277

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



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Almayate (300m2)

Ref.: R-4151

Beautiful detached house in Almayate with private pool. The house has 4 floors with a solarium on the top floor. On the ground floor there is a cozy living/dining room with access to the main porch, a fully fitted kitchen with access to the rear porch where there is a swimming pool and stairs connecting with the upper terrace and the solarium. The upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 1 with en-suite bathroom (complete with bath tub) and terrace, 1 family bathroom (full with shower). The basement is an independent apartment, with a lounge and fully equipped kitchen and two rooms. The House has air conditioning, central heating, hot water through solar panels, barbecue, private parking, security system in the house and finished to a very good standard.

Price: 279,000â‚Ź

Algarrobo Costa


Ref.: R-4152

Beautiful apartment in Algarrobo Costa with panoramic views to the sea, consists of a living/dining room with air conditioning and views of the sea, a kitchen with laundry room, two bedrooms with air conditioning and fitted wardrobes, spacious bathroom with shower. The apartment is completely renovated, with high quality details, double glazed windows, storage room, swimming pool and two tennis courts. Only 100 metres from the beach.

Price: 183,500â‚Ź



A 2 bedroom apartment converted to a spacious one bedroom unit with dining terrace and views to the sea in the Playa de la Torrecilla area of Nerja




A splendid villa with 2-bedroom main residence and 2-bedroom apartment with heated pool, views to the sea, easy access, and 10 minutes’ drive to the coast




A delightful two bedroom villa with heated pool and tarmac access on an easily manageable plot enjoying views to mount Maroma and the surrounding countryside


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

The Sentinella Axarquia May 2016  

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