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The Sentinella No 63

Axarquia Edition!

All you need for ‘info on the go’ November 09


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This month’s front cover says it all! Yes, my first published book, Sol Searching, is finally available to buy, read and enjoy! My publishers have compared it to Bridget Jones’ Diary and my first radio interview can be accessed via my blog, You'll also find articles and interviews on an array of websites, including: and I'd like to thank all these website owners for their kindness and support. Sol Searching is now available to purchase online at or priced 9.99GBP / 12€. Alternatively buy a copy from The Sentinella stall at the Tuesday Farmer’s Market, El Trapiche, or from Arkwright’s main store, Puente don Manuel. Or if you want a more personal touch email and I’ll sign one for you, ready for collection at the Farmers Market in Trapiche. Sol Searching would make a great Christmas gift, or why not just self indulge and receive a healthy bout of the feel-good factor just because you deserve it?! Local author Joanna Styles, who has written several books on relocation and Spain, said the following about Sol Searching: “Escaping the hamster wheel of daily life in your home country is the stuff of dreams for millions. Keidi Keating is one of those who turned the dream into reality. Choosing to cut all ties with her life in London, Keidi moved lock, stock and barrel to southern Spain. Five years later and she’s still there. As Keidi quickly discovers, life in Spain isn’t all a bed of rosas. Even on the sun-drenched

a taste of what’s inside this Month

strange News.................Page 4 Useless Facts...............Page 20 Dates For Your Diary...Page 36 top tens.......................Page 39 amazing animals.........Page 40 Postcard From.............Page 76 Competition..................Page 88 star signs.....................Page 99 whats On....................Page 100 Puzzles.......................Page 104 Jokes..........................Page 106 CONtaCt Us: Editor - keidi keating - 610 976 284 Email: sales - kami - 664 210 468 Email: Deposito Legal Ma-1435-2005 No part of this publication, including pictures may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent. The Sentinella accepts no responsibility for alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors. So there! The Sentinella is eternally dedicated to Colin Checkley, the founder and editor of The Sentinel Magazine. May he rest in peace. (Born; 1960 Died; 2004)

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts Costa del Sol, it can pour with rain, jobs are few and far between and well-paid ones almost non-existent. The expat community is a weird mix and making lasting friendships can be as frustrating as finding a good job. But if you stick it out and Keidi does, Spain is a land of opportunities. After five years on her Spanish roller coaster, Keidi has found plenty. Moving abroad is probably one of the most challenging things life can throw at you, but with perseverance, the right attitude and a bit of luck, it’s also one of life’s most rewarding as Keidi finds out. This refreshing and light-hearted look at relocation is a welcome addition to the many books on Spain. Enjoy!” There’s more about Sol Searching on page 79 I’d love to know what you think of it, especially as I’m toying over the idea of a part two! Anyway the clock has just struck twelve and I’m still in front of the keyboard. My bed is calling…

Keidi Keating x

Editor (of the original little mag)!

strange News A Toast to the Ghost! A Hampshire pub landlady plans to call in an exorcist to get rid of a ghost that keeps topping up drinkers' glasses. Janice McCormack, of the Apsley House in Southsea, says the ghoul costing her a fortune as he gives away her beer. Ms McCormack, 60, said: "It happens when customers pop to the loo or put their pint down for a second. When they look back there's an extra inch of beer. It must come from my pumps. "My regulars love it but it is costing me. People are drinking less as their pints are being filled up all the time. My stocktaking figures are all out. She now plans to hold a seance to ask the poltergeist to quit - and if that fails 4

she will seek an exorcist to get him out. Homemade Zebra A zoo in Gaza has got around animal import restrictions by dyeing stripes on donkeys to make 'zebras'. The owner of the Marah Land zoo in Gaza City used masking tape and black hair dye, applied with a paint-brush, to disguise the white females. "The first time we used paint but it didn't look good," said Mr Bargouthi. World's tallest dog A US woman claims her pet dog is the tallest in the world. Boomer, Caryn Weber's three-year-old Landseer Newfoundland, keeps all four paws on the floor when he drinks from the kitchen sink. Ms Weber says a 20lb bag of dry dog food lasts the animal just two weeks. Boomer stands 3ft tall at the shoulders but measures a huge 7ft from nose to tail. He can stare into a car window eyeto-eye with the driver. Ms Weber says the fluffy black and white dog "comes into the house and his tail is so high everything gets knocked around". Gran snores louder than jet plane A Cambridgeshire grandmother has been diagnosed with Britain's loudest snore which is said to be louder than a low-flying jet. Jenny Chapman, 60, from Deeping St James, snores at a shocking 111.6 decibels - much to the dismay of long-suffering husband Colin. That is louder than an aeroplane - and also easily surpasses the noise of washing machines, tractors, and speeding express trains. The excessive level of noise was recorded at a two-day snoring 'boot camp', where Mrs Chapman was the loudest of six chronic snorers.

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kids! Kids are quick! Teacher: Maria, go to the map and find North America Maria: Here it is. Teacher: Correct. Now class, who discovered America? Class: Maria. Teacher: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor? John: You told me to do it without using tables. Teacher: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?' Glenn: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L' Teacher: No, that's wrong Glenn: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

Teacher: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him? Louis: Because George still had the axe in his hand. Teacher: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating? Simon: No sir, I don't have to, my Mum is a good cook. Teacher: Clyde, your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the syour brother's. Did you copy his? Clyde: No, sir. It's the same dog. Teacher: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested? Harold: teacher

Teacher: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water? Donald: H I J K L M N O. Teacher: What are you talking about? Donald: Yesterday you said it's H to O. Teacher: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago. Winnie: Me! Teacher: Glen, why do you always get so dirty? Glen: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are. Teacher: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. ' Millie: I is.. Teacher: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.' Millie: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.' 6

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top tips One for everyone! gEOrDiEs Protect yourself from bird flu by dressing the Angel of the North up like a giant scarecrow. ELECtriCitY COMPaNiEs After a blackout wait until midnight before turning on the power again. That way, everybody’s alarm clocks and videos will be automatically re-set. MCDONaLD’s Save money on glass by not building a ‘window number 1’ in your drive throughs as there is invariably never anybody there.

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Buzzwords Management speak - don't you just hate it? Emphatically yes, judging by readers' responses to writer Lucy Kellaway's campaign against office jargon. Here, we list 50 of the best worst examples.

5. "My favourite which I hear from the managers at the bank I work for is let's touch base about that offline. I think it means have a private chat but I am still not sure." Gemma, Wolverhampton, England

1. "When I worked for Verizon, I found the phrase going forward to be more sinister than annoying. When used by my boss - sorry, "team leader" - it was understood to mean that the topic of conversation was at an end and not to be discussed again." Nima Nassefat, Vancouver, Canada

6. "Have you ever heard the term loop back which means go back to an associate and deal with them?" Scott Reed, Lakeland, Florida, US

2. "My employers (top half of FTSE 100) recently informed staff that we are no longer allowed to use the phrase brain storm because it might have negative connotations associated with fits. We must now take idea showers. I think that says it all really." Anonymous, England 3. At my old company (a US multinational), anyone involved with a particular product was encouraged to be a product evangelist. And software users these days, so we hear, want to be platform atheists so that their computers will run programs from any manufacturer." Philip Lattimore, Thailand 4. "Incentivise is the one that does it for me." Karl Thomas, Perth, Scotland


7-8. "We used to collect the jargon used in a list and award the person with the most at the end of the year. The winner was a client manager with the classic you can't turn a tanker around with a speed boat change. What? Second was we need a holistic, cradle-to-grave approach, whatever that is." Turner, Manchester 9. "Until recently I had to suffer working for a manager who used phrases such as the idiotic I've got you in my radar in her speech, letters and e-mails. Once, when I mentioned problems with the phone system, she screamed 'NO! You don't have problems, you have challenges'. At which point I almost lost the will to live." Stephen Gradwick, Liverpool 10. "You can add challenge to the list. Problems are no longer considered problems, they have morphed into challenges." Irene MacIntyre, Courtenay, B

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According to a Japanese institute that researches the four blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types. How do you rate?

One of the things I miss most about the UK is going to the seaside, sitting on the beach and getting stuck into a portion of fish and chips. I don’t know what it is, but there is something amazing about it. While in Torrox the other day, I had the urge to reminisce, so I packed the family in the car and drove to Lew’s Fish and Chips, in Avenida del Faro, Torrox Costa. I was really looking forward to this! Walking in the door, the smell hit me and my mouth began to water. This was going to be good. I couldn’t resist ordering only cod and chips. When I saw the mushy peas, savaloy, pickled eggs and “wallies” (gherkins) I just had to add them to my order too. As everything is freshly cooked to order, while I waited I chatted to the owners, Carmen and Dermot. They explained that all their stock comes directly from the UK, which is what makes Lew’s Fish and Chips so special. They provide an identical taste to how everyone remembers them from the UK. Well I was yet to taste them, but they certainly smelt fantastic. After a short ten minute wait, there they were wrapped in paper and piping hot. We strolled across the road to the beach and made ourselves comfy. Now for the moment I had been waiting for. WOW! They were cooked to perfection. The chips were crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle and the fish was pure white and succulent – certainly the taste of home. Even my pickled egg tasted exactly as I remembered. The kids were impressed too, something different from the usual McDonald’s style chips. If you fancy fish and chips how you remember them, eaten on the seaside and tasting great, then pop along to Lew’s Fish and Chips in Torrox Costa. It’s open Monday to Saturday 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm, closed Sundays. See main advert opposite 10

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axarCare™ Professional, Affordable, Reliable Property Management & Maintenance Services. Following a long summer many property owners will now be turning their attention to the coming winter. If you cast your mind back most people can remember the terrible winter we had last year and the effects it had on our properties. Many absent home owners arrived to their properties to find dampness and water damage among other problems. The team at AxarCare™ understand how to look after your property. As one of our clients you would have your property checked a minimum of once a week and have the windows and doors opened during our visit to air it out. We would immediately contact you in the event of a problem and we have the team and infrastructure in place to deal with problems as soon as they arise. Some owners may be thinking of ways to save money, especially with the current state of the Pound and the Euro. AxarCare™ work with their clients, always looking at ways to save them money. Have you got a swimming pool? AxarCare™ offer a treatment to their clients that allows the pool to be closed down for the entire winter; no electricity, nor chemicals for up to six months. This represents a huge saving on your annual pool running costs. Many clients who have AxarCare™ manage and clean their pools have said they feel they can enjoy the pool more knowing that it is being professionally cared for and is always safe for them or their

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Useless Facts wCyprus has a map on its flag.

wEach year there is one ton of cement

wDespite a population of over a billion,

China has only about 200 family names.

wDevon is the only county in Great Britain to have two coasts.

wIn 1980, a Las Vegas hospital sus-

poured for each man, woman and child in the world.

wBamboo (the world's tallest grass) can grow up to 90 cm in a day.

wAlexander the Great was an epileptic.

pended workers for betting on when patients would die.

wAlfred Hitchcock did not have a belly

wA crocodiles mouth is attached to the roof of its mouth.

wBuzz Aldrin was the first man to pee his

wA rhinoceros' horn is made of com-

wLess than 3% of Nestle's sales are for

wAfter eating, the housefly regurgitates

wA beard grows an average of 140mm a

wAn estimated 80% of animals on Earth

wA hair is 70 per cent easier to cut when

wA lightning bolt generates tempera-

wWomen's hair is about half the diame-

pacted hair.

its food and eats it again. have six legs.

tures five times hotter than those found on the sun's surface.

wA large flawless emerald is worth more

than a similarly large flawless diamond.

wA rainbow can only occur when the sun

is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.

wA two-bit moon is in its first quarter.


pants on the moon. chocolate. year.

soaked in warm water for two minutes. ter of men's hair.

w4 million children die each year from in-

haling smoke from indoor cooking fires that burn wood.

wLess than one per cent of the 500 chinese cities have clean air, respiratory disease is China's leading cause of death.

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De Cotta Law One of Life’s Certainties By Myles Jackson is a Barrister-at-Law De Cotta McKenna y Santafé Like taxes, death is one of life’s certainties, yet we often don’t think about the plans that need to be considered. As always, it pays to have a Spanish will for Spanish property and a UK will for UK property. However, some of you may be thinking beyond your portfolio and considering whether to donate your body to medical science. If so minded, you should contact your local health centre, complete the forms and receive your donor card. However, please note that certain criteria apply, namely your body must be made available for dissection within 24 hours of death, you cannot have died from an infectious disease (for obvious reasons) and you cannot have been subjected to an autopsy – necessary where there is doubt as to the cause of death. Similarly, in the event of a serious accident rendering you medically vegetative, should you wish that your life support machine is turned off, you will need to have previously registered your wishes with the Junta de Andalucia in Seville and have two doctors confirm that you are indeed in a position of no return. Original copies of the Spanish death certificate are obtained from the Registro Civil and are required by particular bodies for particular reasons. For example: the Central Wills Agency in Madrid – in order to obtain a Certificate of Last Will; the Department of Work and Pensions – if you received a state pension; the Paymaster General – if you received payment from the State or received a 22

company pension; the Inland Revenue – if you paid tax in UK; the Probate Office - if you had a UK will and, or property in the UK; banks - with which you held an account and; insurance companies - with which you had a life policy. Generally, speaking, I advise that ten or so should do the trick and remember that if the particular body is UK based, it will also require a sworn translation of the certificate. In order that a death may be formally registered in the United Kingdom, one needs to inform the Consular authorities of the death, provide the death certificate, a sworn translation and confirm the deceased’s passport details as well as the details of the next of kin. Although not obligatory, experience suggests that registering a death in Spain with the UK authorities makes for tidier paperwork and less stress. Some people prefer to be buried or cremated in their cuntry of origin, which can add an extra 4,000€ or so to the cost and give rise to extra administrative requirements such as notifying the relevant UK district Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and, or seeking permission from the Home Office for cremation. You may also wish to bear in mind that freight charges are premised on weight – so flying a coffin back to blighty is significantly costlier than flying an urn. If you wish more information on this particular topic or would like to discuss any matter raised therein, contact Myles Jackson or Reyes Gomez Llorente, De Cotta McKenna y Santafe, on 952 527 014. Offices in Mijas Costa, Coín, Nerja, Granada and Tenerife. See main advert on page 55

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Network Update

The Sentinella Costa West Edition is

going from strength to strength, now under new ownership. Lisa and Eddy White are the sparkly new faces and have done a particularly impressive job of designing and distributing their first edition.

The second edition is due out in within the first few days of November and it is available to view online via the main Sentinella website, on . Go to ‘choose edition’ and then ‘read magazine’ – and don’t forget that the Axarquia edition is also available to flick through online every month too. This is a fantastic way for those who do not live in Spain all year round to still get to read their fave little mag! If you’re a business owner who advertises in The Sentinella it’s even more fab, as you’re receiving a vaster amount of coverage.

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Milkie Dear Milkman Notes


Dear Milkman, I’ve just had a baby, please leave another one.

Please send me details about cheap milk as I am stagnant.

Please leave an extra pint of paralysed milk.

Milk is needed for the baby. Father is unable to supply it. From now on leave two pints every other day and one pint on the days in between, except Wednesdays and Saturdays when I don’t want any milk.

Cancel one pint after the day after today. Please don’t leave any more milk. All they do is drink it. Milkman, please close the gate behind you because the birds keep pecking the tops off the milk. Milkman, please could I have a loaf but no bread today. Please cancel milk. I have nothing coming into the house but two sons on the dole. Sorry to have not paid your bill before, but my wife had a baby and I’ve been carrying it around in my pocket for weeks. Sorry about yesterday’s note. I didn’t mean one egg and a dozen pints, but the other way round. When you leave my milk knock on the bedroom window and wake me because I want you to give me a hand to turn the mattress. Please knock. My TV’s broken down and I missed last night’s Coronation Street. If you saw it will you tell me what happened over a cup of tea? My daughter says she wants a milkshake. Do you do it before you deliver or do I have to shake the bottle? Please send me a form for cheap milk, for I have a baby two months old and did not know about it until a neighbour told 24

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widows/widowers New group for Widows and Widowers. To start at Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar. With so many of the expat population reaching the “third age”, there is an increasing number of widows and widowers living along the costas. Lux Mundi is seeking to help those “Left Behind” with a new group which will start on Monday 19th October from 1-2pm at their premises next to the Viña Malaga complex in Torre del Mar. The purpose of the group is to bring together the “Left Behind” to meet others in similar circumstances, so that they can share their experiences, how they have coped, and to talk about their loved one without feeling embarrassment. It will also be a place to find practical help and it is anticipated that a booklet will be produced to help recently widowed people deal with the red tape which seems to

occur in so many situations. At the same time, Lux Mundi is starting a programme of social activities for widowed people with its “Half Orange” group. In Spain , when a partner dies, the remaining partner is referred to as a half orange – quite appropriate, when you think about it. Activities will include lunches/dinners, guided walks and outings. On Fridays at 11am there is also a coffee morning open to all, which provides an excellent opportunity to meet other expats and to browse through their items for sale For further information contact Lux Mundi on 952 543 334 or call in to the centre, Avendia Moscatel No. 1, “I”, Torre del Mar which is open from 10am–1pm, and 2pm–4pm Mondays to Fridays inclusive.

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A lady goes to her priest one day and tells him, 'Father, I have a problem. I have two female parrots, but they only know how to say one thing.' 'What do they say?' the priest inquired. They say, 'Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?' That's obscene!' the priest exclaimed, then he thought for a moment. 'You know,' he said, 'I may have a solution to your problem. I have two male talking parrots, which I have taught to pray and read the Bible. Bring your two parrots over to my house, and we'll put them in the cage with Francis and Peter. My parrots can teach your parrots to praise and worship, and your parrots are sure to stop saying . . That phrase . . In no time.' Thank you,' the woman responded, 'this may very well be the solution.' The next day, s he brought her female parrots to the priest's house. As he ushered her in, she saw that his two male parrots were inside their cage holding rosary beads and praying. Impressed, she walked over and placed her parrots in with them. After a few minutes, the female parrots cried out in unison: Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?' There was stunned silence. Shocked, one male parrot looked over at the other male parrot and exclaimed, 'Put the beads away, Frank our prayers have been answered!'

Wireless Safety Helps Avoid Identity Theft. Secure your wireless networks properly. You've got a wireless network and you can use your computer anywhere in your house. But your neighbours may be benefiting too. If your network is not secured, they can "borrow" internet access from you without needing to pay for their own. No harm, no foul, right? “Not exactly,� say Riofox. Riofox educate people about the risks of leaving their wireless devices unsecured. Hackers searching for financial information, business records, or sensitive e-mail can enter into your open network as easily as if you left your personal and business files on a park bench. We can help eradicate these dangers, and provide tips on how you can protect your personal files from hackers. Wireless technology is becoming a fabric of our daily lives; we want to make sure that everyone's wireless devices, whether it be a smart phone, PDA or laptop, are protected and secure. Widespread Problem A recent research in North America found that nearly 50 per cent of wireless users "leave their doors wide open." Researchers drove through neighbourhoods with a wireless-enabled laptop and discovered thousands of unsecured networks. Spain is such a young market that research of this kind has either not been conducted or at least, is not public record. That does not mean it does not happen. If you are unsure, or would like advice on this or any computer related matter, feel free to call us on 952 732 552 / 628 823 148.


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have your hair cut, restyled, coloured, permed or just washed and dried for a special occasion and enjoy massage & spa treatments in luxurious surroundings by highly qualified therapists using 100% natural products. gift Vouchers available telephone : 952 52 75 94 ask for the Peluqueria or 679 562 328 or 679 562 328 tuesdays - saturdays 10am - 7pm

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torrox Costa When was the last time you visited Torrox Costa? It’s the best climate in Europe you know, at least that’s what the sign says as you drive in. As I live in the Torrox region myself I quite like to tell people that little fact. It sounds good, even if it’s not totally true! Torrox Costa is a real Spanish gem. The coastal area stretches for 3 kms and woven between the lot is the Paseo Maritimo a flat pedestrianised promenade, beginning at El Faro (the lighthouse) and running along the entire length of the beach, Playa Ferrara. Mondays in Torrox Costa are market day and there are bargains aplenty on offer from the various stalls. You can pick up your fruit and veg for the week, ceramics, clothes, towels and much more. If you’re looking to buy or rent a property in Torrox Costa, pop in to Guido Bauer estate agency where there is a vast range to choose from. For dining the choice is vast, but fine eateries at the top of your list should include The Light of India, Café/Bar Nautica, Intermezzo, Restaurante Javi, and when traditional British cuisine takes your fancy, Lew’s Fish & Chips. The Bull Pub are currently offering a Credit Cruncher two-course meal for two for 10€ - bargain! For German and Bavarian food Servus del Mar is your best bet – try it out for a nice change! If you're after beauty treatments or pampering pay a visit to The Wellbeing Centre and if you need medical advice / treatment, Simple Care is there to help and advise. For a full blown work out and to help stay in shape, or lose a few pounds, join the Ladyzonely Gym (but only if you’re

a lady)! For all your office supplies, then there’s no better place to call than Office Supplies itself. Lynne and John sell ink cartridges, plus all kinds of stationary, including envelopes, staples, paper clips and more… Finally, if you’re a computer lover there’s a new shop opening this month right up your street – APP informatica sells and services laptops and PC’s. Tune in next month to see what’s going down in Torrox Costa for Christmas See Torrox main feature pages on pages 30 and 31 through to page 34

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Dates for the Diary Monday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Bingo 8pm. Call 685 552 529 Country Farmers market Every Tuesday between 10am and 2pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Dale 600 783 870 Archery, Skittles and Petanque. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Vinuela area Call: 618 496 269 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call: 685 552 529. Every Tuesday Quiz night Bar Triana, Triana. Call: 618 373 316 Every Wednesday Evening Modern Jive Dancing. Held at Restaurant Horto Malaga, on the main N340 road, Torrox Costa. Starts 8.30pm. Modern Jive dancing with tuition. Open to single men, women or couples. Tel: Jacqueline 658 729 274 Every Thursday Quiz Night Tiffanys, Puente don Manuel. Call: 952 519 733 Every Thursday Evening Dovestones Trio. Vocal Jazz and Pop, 11.00pm in “SABOA”, Torre del Mar (opposite the tram station), Call 627 398 511 for details. Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Quiz night from 8.30pm with cash prizes. APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every month. Call 952 544 362 Children in Need, Friday 20th November from 7pm at the Boatyard Bar, Playazo Nerja. Raffle, Tombola, Hog Roast, featuring live music from “Not to Fall” and more. 36

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Dates for the Diary Every Thursday evening Morenos, Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel Karaoke with Baz. Call: 686 730 377 or 620 347 716 Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel, Call: Dale 600 783 870 Boot sale on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, at Restaurant El Pantano, A356, Km30 overlooking Lake Vinuela. Call: Spanish 619 471 301 or English 669 600 419 Every Sunday Evening Morenos Bar, Jammin night from 7pm, Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel. Call: 686 730 377 or 620 347 716 Every Sunday Quiz night The Garden Bar, Vinuela Call: 665 070 281 / 618 496 269 Exhibition of figurative paintings by Brian Reifer for one week only commencing Saturday 21st November. Venue: Sala de Exposiciones, the old Tenencia de Alcaldia, adjoining Urb. Pueblo Bahia, Algarrobo Costa. Opening hours: Sat 21st Nov, 10.30am - 14.00pm & 18.00pm - 21.00pm. Mon 23rd Nov to Fri 27th Nov, 18.00pm - 21.00pm. Sat 28th Nov 10.30am - 16.00pm only. Exhibition closed. For more information 645406804 or

Del Boy’s Dodgers Continuing our feature on certain businesses that The Sentinella no longer have any association with. We can once again gladly report that we do not have anything to print in this section.


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

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top 10’s Best paid jobs in the UK

Most Endangered Species (According to the WWF)

Company Directors average pay £171,509

Black rhino South and East Africa (less than 300)

Doctors average pay £81,744

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Brokers average pay £80,233

tiger South East Asia (less than 6,000)

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amazing animals This month we hop down under for a glance at the kangaroo! u A kangaroo is a marsupial mammal. It

is a macropod which means "big foot�.


are over 40 different types (species) of kangaroo.



species of kangaroos live in


have a lifespan of up to 18 years in the wild

shade during the day and comes out to eat in the late afternoon and night when it’s much cooler. It eats mostly grass. uA male

kangaroo is called a buck. It is also commonly called a "boomer" or an "old man". A female kangaroo is called a doe, or a flyer. A baby kangaroo is called a joey.


are social animals that live in groups or "mobs" of at least two or three individuals and up to 100 kangaroos.

uTo get up close to a 'roo, you can move forward while they aren't looking and freeze while they are - movement is what will scare them away; but if you stand still, they see you as being part of the landscape.



uThe faster kangaroos hop, the less energy they use.

smaller ones are usually called Wallabies. The largest is the Red Kangaroo. uIt

stands taller than a man and can weigh 85 kg's. It is the largest marsupial in the world. uA

kangaroo can hop at up to 60kmh (40mph). It can also leap over obstacles up to 3m (10ft) high. Because of the unusual shape of its legs and its bulky tail a kangaroo can't walk or move backwards very easily. Kangaroos are found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea.

usually have one young annually. The joey remains in the pouch for nine months and continues to suckle until twelve to seventeen months of age. Kangaroos can have three babies at one time.

uWhen they are in danger, kangaroos will beat the ground loudly with their hind feet. uThere is a certain species of kangaroo

that is only 2.5 centimeters long when it is born.

uA newborn kangaroo weighs approximately 0.03 ounces and is small enough to fit in a teaspoon.

uThey are grazing animals that eat grass, young shoots and leaves of heath plants and grass trees. Kangaroos need very little water to survive and are capable of going for months without drinking at all. uThe


kangaroo usually rests in the


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$share’oscope$ The share'oscope never lies...! This month we looked through it and saw the following prices for previous picks: Sepura bought at 32p, now 46p Huntsworth bought at 32p, now 70p Ferrexpo bought at 70p, now 166p Northgate bought at 80p, now 265p x rights and capitalization Trinity Mirror bought at 45p, now 189p Bank of Ireland bought at 91p, now 243p BATM bought at 33p, now 54p Northern Foods bought at 64p, now 65p D S Smith bought at 97p, now 123p Wow! This is a pretty impressive portfolio - every single one of them have gone UP In value since purchased. Don't you wish you'd followed Mr Stockmarket's good advice? Well there's still time before the year is out. Two more picks to come. This month's is Capital & Regional PLC, 2564 have been acquired at 39p per pop. Mr Stockmarket said; "This company is now open to ordinary shareholders and because of this will now be in a better position to invest in new property and grow profits." Well what are you waiting for....?!!! Note that all prices are correct as of the printing date. 42

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health Important Tips 1) Answer the phone by the LEFT ear. 2) Do not drink coffee TWICE a day. 3) Do not take pills with COOL water. 4) Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm. 5) Reduce the amount of OILY food you consume. 6) Drink more WATER in the morning, less at night. 7) Keep your distance from hand phone CHARGERS. 8) Do not use headphones/earphones for LONG period of time. 9) Best sleeping time is from 10pm at night to 6am in the morning. 10) Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine, before sleeping. 11) When your mobile phone battery is down to the LAST grid/bar, do not answer the phone as the radiation is 1000 times.

Alex Ferguson flies to Baghdad to watch a young Iraqi play football. He is suitably impressed and arranges for him to join the squad at Old Trafford. Two weeks later Man U are 4-0 down at Chelsea with only 20 minutes left. The manager gives the young Iraqi striker the nod and on he goes. The lad is a sensation, scores 5 goals and wins the game for Man U. The fans are delighted, the players and coaches are delighted and the media love the new star. When the player comes off the pitch, he phones his Mum to tell her about his first day in English football. 'Hello Mum, guess what?' he says (in an Iraqi accent).'I played for 20 minutes today. We were 4-0 down but I scored 5 and we won. Everybody loves me, the fans, the media - they all love me. 'Wonderful,'says his Mum, 'Let me tell you about my day. Your father got shot in the street and robbed, your sister and I were ambushed, gang raped and beaten and your brother has joined a gang of looters, and all while you were having such great time. The young lad is very upset, 'What can I say Mum, but I'm so sorry.' 'Sorry?!!! Sorry?!!!' says his Mum, 'It's your bloody fault we moved to Manchester in the first place!' From an Arsenal fan!!

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• As of August 2009, trials for European Soccor School Teams. recruiting football teams for the next season in the Spanish league. 2009 / 2010 centres of Excellence looking for new recruits, if interested please call.3 Delivered by professional UeFa coaches For further details or booking forms please contact me by email: or on: 0034 697 915 833 Luke Ogbolu Director of Coaching European Soccer School

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BEM idiomas

It’s amazing how quickly the years are flying by. In just one month we will be talking about Christmas again and New Years Resolutions. For all of you who said your 2009 resolution would be to learn Spanish, I wonder how many took the first step and actually had a lesson! I’ve been attending BEM idiomas, in Velez Malaga for nearly one year now and I am glad to say that I took that first step and sat through my first lesson. I am doing really well and I now feel much more confident going into shops, asking questions, conversing with other mums at the school, and generally feeling more in control whilst out and about. The Spanish people are really lovely and


it seems such a shame that so many British people live here and are unable to converse with the natives. Speaking Spanish really will help you in more than one way. Many foreigners living in Spain are looking for work and if this applies to you then speaking the language will place you one step ahead. Don’t wait until it’s too late and you have to return to the UK. Start now while there is still time. Even if you are thinking of starting your own business, any level of Spanish is going to help you, especially when trying to overcome all those legal problems. Why pay a translator when you could decipher everything for yourself. You will be surprised how much you will learn with just one two hour lesson a week. So pop in and see Viviane to discuss the best options for you. See main advert on page 94

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1st Birthday :) Axces Property Direct is thrilled to announce its First Birthday this month! "We have survived what has been a very challenging year in the property market, but we are one year stronger and continue to be committed to help those who wish to sell their property privately," said Michelle. "We believe that selling your property privately is the future of selling properties. Not only will it save you thousands of Euro’s in agents commission fees, but with the technology and advertising available on the internet, and with more than 70 per cent of people searching the web to find their next property, the traditional methods are becoming outdated. Our aim is to offer you an alternative, where you are in total control of selling your property. We offer online marketing coverage advertising your property worldwide, allowing you to build a relationship with your potential buyer and highlight the positive features of your property. You can also negotiate the final price of your property, knowing you have already saved commission fees." Axces Property Direct's Premier Service offers the chance to present your property in a professional manner via an informative online brochure which includes the property description and quality photographs. With a click of a button your prospective buyers can email, see a property location map, and even view a video of your property. Many of our customers have commented on how impressive their property looks online using our Premier Service. These days buyers have so much choice so they need remain informed on your property! "We are still in difficult times and property sales take much longer these days," said Michelle. "But by using the services of Axces Property Direct, together with a realistic sale price, selling your property privately may be the answer for you." Michelle would like to thank all customers and suppliers who have supported Axes Property Direct during its first year. See main advert on page 56

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Commentator’s Classics Big Ron – Commentary Legend?!

tells ya, just like an acorn.”

1) ‘Legend’ is used far too loosely I know, but Ron Atkinson must be getting close for his football commentating?!

7) “The substitute is about to come on – he’s a player who was left out of the starting line-up today. There were others too.”

2) “He can’t speak Turks, but you can tell he’s delighted.” 3) “The 33 or 34-year-olds will be 36 or 37 by the time the next World Cup comes around, if they’re nor careful.” 4) “There’ll be no siestas in Madrid tonight.”

8) “The tide is very much in our court now.” 9) “It’s like a toaster, the ref’s shirt pocket. Every time there’s a tackle, up pops a yellow card. I’m talking metaphysically now of course.”

5) “In some ways cramp is worse than having a broken leg. But leukaemia is worse still. Probably.”

10) “The game has gone rather scrappy as both sides realise they could win this match or lose it or draw it even.”

6) “I don’t think there’s anyone bigger or smaller than Maradona. You seen the pictures as well Clive. Like an acorn I

11) “England have the best fans in the world and Scotland’s fans are second to none.”


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Places to go Come Rain or Shine! By Keidi Keating Shine Peña Escrita, Almuñecar (inland) I didn’t even know it was there, until a friend mentioned it one evening over a meal. “Hey, you should go to the animal park, in Almuñecar. It’s free to get in.” The word ‘free’ jumped out at me. I love a good freebie. And so Chema and I chugged up steep mountain roads to check it out. The journey there was a little treacherous in places, but luckily there weren’t many cars coming the opposite way. It’s actually fairly easy to find. Just take the McDoanld’s exit into Almuñecar, keep to the right, and continue straight until you see a sign for Peña Escrita on the left. Take that left turn off and follow the road up all the way, about 11km. It’s not a park the car and walk kind of place. In fact there is no car park. You must drive your car up the mountain, stopping at the cages as you see them, then getting out to take a proper look. At the side of most cages there’s a footpath leading to yet more animals. If anyone has visited any of the local zoos in the area, Peña Escrita is far better, plus it’s FREE! We saw a vast array of animals, including hippos, monkeys, birds, ducks, deer, tigers, lions, bears, kangaroos, porcupines, pigs, peacocks, camels, horses, zebras, wolves and many more. Some, I’d never even seen, or heard of before! The hippos were my favourite, because suddenly, from under murky waters their heads appeared, spraying water in all directions. It was great watching them emerge! There’s also the option of renting a cortijo or a wooden cabin for the night from around 55€. Some tips for those who decide to visit Peña Escrita: 1. Wear sensible shoes / trainers

2. Bring snacks and water 3. If you rent a cortijo or cabin then by all m e a n s bring your own food for dinner and breakfast as the choice in the restaurant is rather bleak (if it happens to be open). 4. Bring some soft bread to feed the ducks, etc.. 5. Take a camera 6. Take a jacket / cardi / jumper in case the weather turns cold. It can get chilly high up in the mountains Look out for a place to go if it rains next month

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Feast your eyes on the history of La Vaqueria and what we now get up to!

source materials and if it is not something we stock ourselves in the evergrowing range of craft products, I like to be able to offer advice, something I shall be more qualified to do with the help of this Spanish organisation. Our wood-carving teacher, Jorge, who gives classes for all levels every Wednesday (check website for further information), is also a member and I have now met Viviana, who, I am delighted to say, agreed to put on a leather moulding workshop at the end of last month. If you would be interested in trying something new or brushing up old skills please contact me for further information. There are different classes to attend here weekly with workshops on offer most months. We are looking forward to mosaics in early Dec (perfect for making someone special a lovely gift) an art exhibition in January and a 3D Decoupage morning in mid February. On Sat 28th November we have our Christmas Bazaar (come rain or shine!) where you will be able to browse a variety of craft stalls, choose from an ever growing array of hand made gifts and enjoy the tranquillity of the garden while eating home made cake! At the time of going to press there are some spaces available if any interested stall holders would like to reserve a pitch. Talking about the garden, reminds me, that apart from the range of locallygrown plants on display, we now have very reasonably priced Moroccan pots for sale, along with assorted accessories for indoors and out. The trick to continued success, especially in our present economic climate, seems to me very simple: Don’t be greedy and keep your prices affordable. Just common sense really!

Built approx 40 years ago our shed housed cows and provided the villagers of Benamargosa and the surrounding hillsides with fresh milk for some 20 years. With the introduction of UHT the market gradually dropped away. The bovines were sold and the empty collection of cowsheds remained unused, until I set eyes on the building one day from the bus. I knew what a great studio it would make and I wanted it. So the deal was done eight years ago and La Vaqueria opened four years later. Now it’s a thriving arts and crafts centre, with a café, ecological department, garden plants, gifts and a print shop. It has taken dedication and non stop work to finally reach this point. In fact, it has also taken an excruciatingly painful bout of back ache to remind me that working seven days a week over any sort of length of time is not only tiring, but a tad stupid and irresponsible, especially when you are a single mum! So, with the help of the many lovely visitors to the shop, who have all been invited to offer their advice on numerous dilemmas, we have decide to shut El Bistro for the winter; I am only human after all! For regulars who enjoyed the Brunch and French cuisine so much don’t worry, as we intend to reopen next summer. Meanwhile, we serve home made cakes with tea and coffee during all opening hours and there is a two course lunch available from Mon to Sat, so no visitor or weary traveller need ever go hungry! With all of this free time on my hands I’ve been able to join a local art and craft association, which I’m hoping will involve La Vaqueria in its events and enable me to integrate with local artists and craftsmen. As an arts and crafts centre I See main advert opposite am frequently asked where people can 50


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Nerja Nerja is located 53 kilometres east of Málaga on the Costa del Sol. It’s a pretty and interesting town, built on a cliff above numerous sandy coves. In the summer months the population swells to quadruple what it is at any other time of the year. There is also a lot to do in Nerja, including visiting the caves, sunbathing on Burriana Beach, jump on the Wally Trolley (mini train), take a horse and cart, or watch the beautiful sea views from the Balcon de Europa. Dining in Nerja is made easy with the vast selection of quality restaurants, including Restaurant 34, Restaurant El Colono (with a flamenco show) and The Blarney Stone Irish Bar and Restaurant. After dinner enjoy a tea or juice at the Tienda de Te, which is a great place to relax after a long day. For day time fun and frolics book a range of activities with Aventura Actividades, where you can also also hire mountain bikes. If you have children then they’ll have a whale of a time at Dino Park – but be warned that they might not want to leave! Get your hair done at Simple Beauty, or take advantage of one of their other beauty treatments. There’s a wide range of English food available from Jim’s Mini Market. Or if you’re after health food then try Rincon Natural. For computer needs visit Nerja Computer Centre and for ink cartridges or accessories call Office Supplies. Last but not least, for property call into Edward’s Estates and find the home of your dreams… For details on all these businesses turn to the Nerja feature on pages 72 and 73

hormone guide Women will understand this! Men should definitely memorise it! Every woman knows that there are days when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his life in his hands! This is a handy guide that should be carried like a driver's license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, co-worker or significant other! DANGEROUS What's for dinner? SAFER Can I help you with dinner? SAFEST Where would you like to go for dinner? ULTRA SAFE Here, have some wine.. DANGEROUS Are you wearing that? SAFER You sure look good in brown! SAFEST WOW! Look at you! ULTRA SAFE Here, have some wine DANGEROUS What are you so worked up about? SAFER Could we be overreacting? SAFEST Here's my pay cheque. ULTRA SAFE Here, have some wine. DANGEROUS Should you be eating that? SAFER You know, there area lot of apples left. SAFEST Can I get you a piece of chocolate with that? ULTRA SAFE Here, have some wine. DANGEROUS What did you DO all day? SAFER I hope you didn't over-do it today. SAFEST I've always loved you in that robe! ULTRA SAFE Here, have some wine!!

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a Postcard From... A Postcard From, Kenya Africa Jan & Arthur Berry, from Caleta de Velez, who recently took off for a safari in Kenya, Arfrica. Read about their holiday in this 12 part series in The Sentinella…

after the excitement of the elephants and lions the day before, we felt that the thirty-one different species we spotted didn’t quite compare.

Part 4 The following day we were up early again and on another game drive in Tsavo West en route to our next Lodge, the Ngulia. Before we reached the entrance to the park we came across dozens of lorries parked along the side of the road, and hundreds of people rushing around with jerry cans. It transpired that a tanker had overturned, spilling its load, and everybody for miles around was collecting the diesel in their cans. We actually saw people cycling down the road some way away, balancing their cans in the hope that there would be some diesel left for them, and children scooping the diesel up with their hands from the river running down the road. Talk about health and safety!

Our afternoon drive was through the rhino sanctuary, but we failed to see a single rhino. The lodge was once again ok for a one night stay, but the animals didn’t need to come to the water hole as it had rained heavily on and off for a couple of days so there was plenty of little pools on the plains. We sat for a couple of hours looking at a large piece of meat that was hung up each evening as bait for the leopards, but much to our disappointment, even they did not come that evening. The resident bush babies who live in the rafters of the dining room were a delight, as were the abundance of different coloured birds who came to eat from the bird table, right next to our table in the restaurant. Surprisingly, we didn’t get plagued with mozzies, nor were we inundated with insects, but those we did see were rather large. Read part five next month….

Once again, we had a fantastic day, but 76

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true grit

spanish Foods

True Grit is a family run business, offering value for money and a no nonsense service.

Chomping on to this page for the November Edition we take a peek at Spanish foods beginning with the letter B…

Based in the heart of the Andalucian region, close to Antequera, and with a fully self contained and mobile service we are able to offer an efficient way to clean a variety of surfaces. Properties are enhanced by the removal of old paintwork that over the years has become discoloured and uneven in texture, leaving behind a smooth surface to be repainted or sealed to show off the underlying stone or brick work. Pools are relieved of their paintwork in a single day (8m x 4m) and you are left with a great finish for tiling or repainting. Inside, blast cleaning can be used for reform projects to ensure the rapid removal of blown and loose plaster, as well as exposing and cleaning from paint or varnish any surviving wooden beams. Movable items such as gates, doors, vehicle chassis and furniture pieces are blasted in our fully equipped workshop and frequently reduce the combined time and costs involved in traditional cleaning methods. Because True Grit uses a variety of blasting abrasives it makes us versatile in our applications, and enables us to breathe new life into the likes of metal, concrete, brick and wood. It also allows us to effectively remove unwanted substances such as graffiti, paints and varnishes. So whatever it is that’s in need of a make over, get a True Grit quote to Blast it away! Tel:952843276 / 626434192

Bacalao (cod) – This nifty little fish adds a salty hint to soup, or full-blown taste explosion to a plate of veg and spuds. Just leave catching them to the fishermen! Buñuelos – These naughty lumps of sweetness smell divine and wake up even the laziest of taste-buds. They taste a bit like doughnuts and come complete with a range of fillings including cream, chocolate sauce, and well, you can imagine… Bizcocho (sponge cake) – I’ve found that the sponge cakes here don’t seem quite so spongy than their counterparts in the UK, and if you’re a sworn cakelover then you’ll probably know what I mean. Bocadillos – A common merienda / snack for the Spanish, and/or elevenses depending on belly size. The fillings are often fairly unoriginal with mixto (cheese and ham) tending to be the most popular, either that or atun (tuna). Something tells me a Pret Manger would go down well here! Berenjenas (aubergines) – One of my faves, especially those that come fried with honey drizzled all over, served in any tapas bar worth its weight in salt. I’m actually dribbling as I type here!!

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game show answers These great questions and answers are from the days when 'Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions. Q. Do female frogs croak? A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough. Q. True or false, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years. A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes. Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you a man or a woman? A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake. Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come

out and ask him if he's married? A. Rose Marie: No. Wait until morning. Q. What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'? A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment. Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year? A. Charley Weaver: Of course not! I'm too busy growing strawberries. Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other? A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures. Q. When a couple has a baby, who is responsible for its sex? A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car. The rest is up to him!


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Book review Keidi Keating, Director of The Sentinella Network, is celebrating the publication of her first book!

of a determined young lady, with the guts to turn her dream into a reality. I laughed so hard at certain chapters I nearly fell off my chair. I only hope there'll be a part two." Steve Hall, "Sol Searching is the unusual tale of a young woman battling the odds to create a new life for herself in Spain, whilst setting up a successful new magazine. Brutally honest and engaging, Sol Searching should be read by anyone thinking of moving to a different country." Nick Snelling, author of Taking The Heat

The hilarious BridgetJones-esque take on a modern girl’s move to the Costa del Sol is already exceeding sales targets. What started out as the personal diary of a twenty-three-year-old, who decided to leave the UK for a new life on the sunny Costa del Sol, has turned into a publishing phenomenon, after her book, Sol Searching was discovered by independent publisher Native Spain. Keidi Keating, originally from the UK, but now living in the Axarquia region of the Costa del Sol, decided to self-publish her revealing and hilarious dramatisedbiography and was quickly discovered by fellow expat, Debbie Jenkins, who was keen to publish the book under her imprint. Debbie says, "Keidi's book is a perfect fit for our NativeSpain brand which sets out to inform and entertain expats and would-be expats about the challenges and joys of making a new life in Spain. What makes Keidi's book unique is that it also hits a younger audience. It's a bit like Bridget Jones in the sun!" Keidi says, "I've been writing since I was seven-years-old so landing this publishing contract is a dream come true. The positive feedback it's been getting has been a real boost too!" Sol Searching: A Fun-filled tale of a modern girl's move to the Costa del Sol by Keidi Keating ISBN:190543068x is available to buy from Amazon and all good bookshops now. Check out Keidi’s blog on

Copies of Sol Searching can be purchased from Arkwrights, in Puente don Manuel, or the markets in Trapiche on Tuesdays and Chiringuito Antonio’s on Fridays.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK "An enlightening and humorous journey

Or call 610 976 284 to purchase a special signed copy.

"Well done Keidi, your book is great. I couldn't stop giggling from the time I picked it up till the end of Chapter 24. I love your light-hearted approach and some of your character descriptions. I hope you'll be writing more books in the future." Mandy Rogers "This is an excellent, read - one I could not put down until I had finished the last page only yesterday. It had me laughing, crying and nodding in agreement throughout. I can relate well to this book, being a similar age to Keidi and having moved to Singapore on my own to start a new life adventure. Many of the quirky stories I can relate to so well, as I am sure many other 20 somethings can, whether living in a new country or not! This book has inspired me to continue living out my dreams abroad. Well done Keidi on a book well written. I look forward to reading more in the future." Mary Clauster


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random Jokes An Australian guy is travelling around the Greek Islands. He walks into a bar and, by chance, is served by an Australian barmaid. As she takes his order, a Foster's, she notices his accent. Over the course of the evening they get chatting. At the end of her shift he asks if she wants to come back to his place. Although she is attracted to him she says no. He then offers to pay her $200 to sleep with him. As she is travelling around the world, and is short of funds, she agrees. The next night the guy turns up again. Again he orders Fosters and after showing her plenty of attention, asks if she will sleep with him again for $200. She remembers the night before and is only too happy to agree. This goes on for 5 nights. On the 6th night the guy comes in again, orders Fosters but goes and sits in the corner. The barmaid thinks that if she pays him more attention then, maybe she can shake some more cash out of him. So she goes over and sits next to him. She asks him where he's from in Australia .. 'Melbourne', he tells her. 'So am I. What suburb?' she enquires. 'Glen Iris' he replies. 'That's amazing,' she says excitedly, 'so am I - what street?' 'Cameo Street' he replies. 'This is unbelievable.........' she says, her voice quavering; 'What number?' 'Number 20', he replies. She is totally astonished. 'You are NOT going to believe this,' she screams, 'but I'm from number 22! My parents still live there!' ‘I know...' he says, 'Your Dad gave me $1,000 to give to you' He who drinks Australian, thinks Australian. ----------------------------------------------------A priest checks into a hotel and says to the receptionist, 'I hope the porn channel on my TV is disabled'. She replies 'No sir, it's just ordinary porn, you sick b*****d'. 80

----------------------------------------------------Brenda O'Malley is home making dinner, as usual, when Tim Finnegan arrives at her door. "Brenda, may I come in?" he asks. "I've somethin'to tell ya." "Of course you can come in, you're always welcome, Tim. But where's my husband?" "That's what I'm here to be tellin' ya, Brenda. There was an accident down at the Guinness brewery..." "Oh, God no!" cries Brenda. "Please don't tell me.." "I must, Brenda. Your husband Shamus is dead and gone. I'm sorry." Finally, she looked up at Tim. "How did it happen, Tim?" "It was terrible, Brenda. He fell into a vat of Guinness Stout and drowned." "Oh my dear Jesus! But you must tell me true, Tim. Did he at least go quickly?" "Well, no Brenda . . . no. Fact is, he got out three times to pee."

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Pool League The Sentinella will be keeping an eye on the Pool League. Feel free to pop down to one of the bars to watch November fixtures: 5th Bolero v. Rib House 1 Rib House 2 v. Bar Tabla 1 Bar Tabla 2 v. Casa Maria 1 Casa Maria 2 v. El Pino Pavo Real v. Continental 12th Rib House 1 v. Bar Tabla 1 Casa Maria 1 v. El Pino Bolero v. Pavo Real Bar Tabla 2 v. Rib House 2 Continental v. Casa Maria 2 26th Rib House 1 v. Casa Maria 1 El Pino v. Continental Pavo real v. Rib House 2 Casa Maria 2 v. Bar Tabla 2 Bar Tabla 1 v. Bolero

abandoned Pups 5 pups have been found abandoned on the disused rubbish tip in Torrox (10th October). As we all know this is cruel, unnecessary and illegal, with a large fine for abandoning an animal. They were about a week old when found. They are surviving by being bottle fed every few hours. Now they are getting stronger and seem to be thriving.

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They already have their individual characters. They are all males and they have been named, Dan (as in Desperate!), Jet, Shadow and Star. They are being fostered temporarily, but the finders Janet and Bob are not able to provide a permanent home for them, so want good homes for these puppies. If you are able to help please contact CAS as they have all the details. CAS office 952 523 607

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Unbelievable!! The amazing new cost-saving invention that is cooling and heating Spain The Calfri-Life central heating and cooling system, now available in Axarquia and the Costa Tropical, is new to the Spanish market this year and is the first of its kind in the world. Already being installed in homes across Spain, it turns the same radiators that keep you warm and cosy in the winter months, into 'ice-ators' to keep you cool in the searing summer heat, and it does it all using ultra low amounts of energy. The slim-line, high-tech, ultra-low energy electric boiler and compressor that power the system have possibly the lowest running costs of its type in the world and it is 99.4 per cent efficient! Up to ten radiator come ‘ice-ators’ can be powered on the same or less energy than it takes to power just one inverter air-con unit! In fact it costs just cents per day to run the whole system in either heating or cooling mode. It works in a similar way to a normal sealed ‘wet’ cen-

tral heating system except for the added patented 'cooling' technology and the ultra low energy consumption boiler. Nothing drives out damp and keeps us warm like central heating. In the UK and other parts of Europe we are used to its benefits. The Calfri system enables you to cool your property as well and more economically than practically anything else on the market. The cooling effect is very similar to that refreshing feeling you get when you walk into the chiller zone at the supermarket, or when you open your fridge door. The temperature is up to the user, as it is easily controlled. Unlike woth air con units, there is no irritating air blowing, no droning noise, no circulating germs and because it is virtually maintenance free you do not need a costly annual service. For more information go to or call 644 237 854 See main advert on page 17

2Js Removals House Clearances

UK - SPAIN - UK Luton van with tailgate Local and International removals Reliable service Free quotes No job too small Second hand catering equipment for sale; stainless steel fridges, tables & cookers, etc For hand & power tools, find us at The Farmers Market, Trapiche on Tuesdays Call June or John on: 649 662 012 email: 82

the Computer Man Struggling with Computer or Internet Problems ? Bilingual English/Spanish speaker can guide you through:

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Film review Inkheart This has just been released on DVD, but as there aren’t many goodies showing at the cinema right now, it seemed like the perfect choice. Twelve-year-old Meggie is desperate to find her mother who went missing under strange circumstances. Father Mo knows more than he lets on as to the reason for her disappearance, but Meggie learns all after a tirade of thuggish men arrive on the scene throwing fire balls and waving knives. The answer to the conundrum is actually a book and Mo happens to be a skilled ‘silvertongue’ who is wanted by the thugs to lure The Shadow into town – a sullen monster who kills whatever it gets its hands on. At the same time, Mo and Meggie look for a way of saving their loved one and restoring their lives to the previous bliss. Various characters are introduced throughout, all with a slightly strange disposition. It’s difficult to write this particu-

lar review without giving too much away, but you’ll be glad I didn’t when the magic unwraps before your very eyes. If fantasy is your thing, you love books, and films where imagination runs riot, then bookmark this one, for sure! ****/***** (odd name, odd film, but good anyway…)

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

Many Country Cousins live here in Spain returning to the UK frequently or every now and then for two weeks or more assignments. If you are interested in earning between £930 - £1,185 for 15 days (one client) or £1,005 - £1,530 (two clients) by becoming a Country Cousin, please call Jennie for a friendly chat on: 625 807 504 or 952 115 305 (evenings) 84

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the secret to a long marriage It's not difficult to make a woman happy. A man only needs to be:


a friend, a companion, a lover, a brother, a father, a master, a chef, an electrician, a carpenter, a plumber, a mechanic, a decorator, a stylist, a sexologist, a gynecologist, a psychologist, a pest exterminator, a psychiatrist, a healer, a good listener, an organiser, a good father, very clean, sympathetic, athletic, warm, attentive, gallant, intelligent, funny, creative, tender, strong, understanding, tolerant, prudent, ambitious, capable, courageous, determined, true, dependable, passionate, compassionate

give her lots of attention but expect little yourself, give her lots of time, especially time for herself, give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes,

WITHOUT FORGETTING TO: give her compliments regularly, love shopping, be honest, be very rich, not stress her out, not look at other girls

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT: Never to forget: birthdays, anniversaries, arrangements that she makes. And to make a man happy, the woman needs to: 1. turn up naked 2. bring him alcohol 3. give him the remote Now that seems fair doesn’t it? It’s all about compromise!

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Number thirteen in our A-Z list sees us move onto the letter ’B’ and begins with a visit to one of the jewels of the commonwealth... Bahamas Population - 330,000 Language - English Located - West Atlantic Capital City - Nassau Currency - Bahamian Dollar Religion - Christian Main Exports - Crude Oil Literacy Rate - 95% Life Expectancy - 71 years G.D.P. Per Capita - U.S. $15,300 Total Area - 13,935 Sq Km Famous for - Being a tropical tax haven.

Liberty Seguros launches a special promotion offering petrol and shopping vouchers worth 25€. Liberty Seguros, the number one expatriate insurance provider in Spain has announced two special promotions, offering customers even greater value-for-money insurance. It’s simple. Every customer who takes out a car insurance policy (with a premium over 400€), will receive a 25€ petrol voucher to use at any Repsol filling station. Plus, customers who take out a home insurance policy (with premiums over 300€), will receive a 25€ shopping voucher to use at any branch of El Corte Inglés. The promotions are not available for renewals or replacements.

Biggest Celebrity - Lenny Kravitz has the honour, having a Bahamian mother. Reasons to go there - While these islands are sparsely populated, their pristine beauty, captivating climate and friendly locals provide a wealth of opportunities for tourists. National Sports - Sailing, Athletics, Soccer and Cricket. Interesting Facts - There are nearly 700 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 rocks that make up The Bahamas, of which only about 30 islands are inhabited. The name of the state comes from the Spanish word “bajamar”, which means “shallow water”. 86

Liberty seguros cont.... Liberty Seguros has a wide range of insurance products, both personal and business. If you need to buy quality car or home insurance at an affordable price, want to deal with a reputable, secure company, AND take advantage of this special promotion, then speak to Liberty Seguros. Their car insurance can cover English, Dutch and Danish-plated cars and includes immediate cover, noclaims discount, assistance/repairs service 24/7, legal assistance and a courtesy car. There are also a number of upgrades available for even greater flexibility and all documentation is in English. Should you require home insurance, then customers are assured that they will get the best type of cover for their circumstances. Because whether a homeowner or tenant, there are 30 types of cover offering solutions for your protection and security. As one of Spain’s leading insurers with over 105,000 expatriate clients alone, Liberty Seguros understands the needs

and preferences of their ‘international’ clients. Advice and quotations can be sought through Liberty Seguros’ specialist department that deals with only ‘international’ clients, with operators who speak many languages. Alternatively, customers who prefer a more ‘personal touch’, can meet face-to-face with one of Liberty’s brokers. As Liberty Seguros works with only the best brokers, their customers are assured of premier service with the flexibility to tailor a policy to suit their specific requirements, in a language they understand. To take advantage of this promotion, call Liberty Seguros on 902 100 070 (where English is spoken) for a quote and the name of the nearest broker, go to a Liberty Broker, or log on to Liberty – Solutions for your Protection See main advert on page 15

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The BOWEN TECHNIQUE is gentle and works on the whole body for inflammation, illness and pain. The treatment is safe and appropriate for everyone, from newborn babies to the frail and elderly. We also offer massage, lymphatic drainage and other treatments.

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win a Christmas hamper Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas time will soon be upon us – a time for eating, drinking and merry fun. Here at The Sentinella we want to make your Christmas extra special, so we’ve teamed up with Linda and Geoff at Arkwrights in Puente don Manuel to offer ONE LUCKY READER a treat-packed Christmas Hamper!

The winner will also be printed in the January edition of The Sentinella, together with a photo. To enter simply complete the Christmas word search on this page and drop your entry into Arkwrights before Sunday 20th December. Remember to add your name and phone number and good luck! 88


Nativity Nights Presents Service Shepherds

Angels Baby Jesus Bethlehem Cards Carols Charity Christ Cookies December Decorations Eggnog Gifts Holiday Holly Jingle Bells Joseph Joy Lights Love Manger Mary Merry Snowflakes Star Trees Turkey Wisemen

The draw will be held at Arkwrights on the last night of Santa's grotto, Monday 21st December. See page 94 for hamper photo. Good Luck!!

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the Blarney store The Blarney Stone opened in 2007 and it is currently owned by Cork man Martin Barrett, who works with four barmaids like one happy family. It is a fun, cosy, popular bar, situated in Calle Chaparil, Nerja. All Heineken Cup, Rugby 6 nations, international amd FA games are shown inside. The recent addition to Martin’s family is Sharron, who brings with her Sharron’s Kitchen. Sharron, a chef for 15 years, is known in Nerja for her mouth watering culinary skills. She previously worked in one of the most popular restaurants in Nerja. Sharron’s menus are advertised on along with her Christmas Day Menu. This is a real festive feast, for just 45€ per head. It includes a drink on arrival and a good sing-along after the meal. Sharron also offers a 5€ menu Monday to Friday. Her regular specials include 2 8oz rib eye steaks with all the trimmings for 22€, tapas board, as well as the full menu. Note that the kitchen is shut Tuesdays to give Sharron a well deserved rest. “We are combining food and drink as a

whole package,” said Martin. “If you can’t find anything you like on the menu, then Sharron will happily whip you up something else, just ask!” Martin and Sharron are busy planning stag, hen, office and general get together parties. If you have a party of more than 50 people receive a free buffet and a bottle of bubbly. Sharron said, “we recently hosted an after wedding party and, trust me, the buffet was so good it only lasted 20 minutes after three hours of preparing. It was fantastic to see all the food go, from prawn cocktails, garlic and herb wedges, pasta dishes, homemade quiches, and lots more.” All the food in Sharron’s Kitchen is cooked to order and fresh, local ingredients are used. Even real chips are chopped and cooked on the premises! Sunday lunch is a real treat. Topside beef in a red wine and bacon gravy Customers love it. Bookings are highly recommended. Pop along and try it. You will not be disappointed. See box advert on the Nerja feature, pages 72 and 73 and main advert on The Sentinella front cover.

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Ref: Cuta 3 1 bed, 1 bath, detached villa in large plot of fenced land near Cutar. Rustic style, lovely views, parking. option to rent adjacent stables 390€ pcm

Ref: Saya 13 Delightful 2 bed, 1 bath, village house in the heart of Sayalonga. Roof terrace with lovely views. From 325€ pcm For Sale 117,500€

Ref: Rio 2 Large spacious luxury villa just outside Riogordo. 4 beds, 4 bath, pool, 15000m2 of fenced land. Internet. Excellent access 900€ pcm For Sale 495,000€




Ref: Vinu 1 Rustic detached 3/4 bed finca near Vinuela. open plan kitchen/dining/living space with log burner, patio, parking, tranquil location. 400€ pcm For Sale 140,000€

Ref: Coma 2 Delightful 2 bed, 1 bath, detached Cortijo in tranquil sylvan setting near Comares. Terrace, gardens, shared pool, parking, easy access. Space to park Short Term 300€ per week Long Term 590€ pcm

Ref: Coma 3

Interesting opportunity. Large family house near Comares. Apts/B&B/ Commercial. Available separately or as a whole. 8 beds, 4 baths, pool, terraces, shop, studio.

apts from 280€ per week to the whole property at 1500€ per month.

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If you are looking for horse riding in Nerja, look no further horsin’ around horsin’ around

Located on the picturesque Rio Seco ll in Nerja and consisting of 3 very large outside paddocks, 5 stallion size indoor stables, a dressage size sand school, separate wash area, quarantine corral and children’s play area. We also have a bar area, toilet and shower facilities.

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Has a pony club for children between the ages of 6 & 14. The lessons are not only educational about caring for horses, learning how to tack up, but also how to ride safely and confidently, whilst having fun. Parents are welcome to come, watch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. (Discounts are available for regular bookings).

Offers riding lessons for all levels, from horsin’ around complete beginners to experienced riders Also offers a full range of livery services from and tailoring rides to suit individual needs. DIY through to a full service. Our experience We can also cater for families or groups of has shown that each owner has different friends. (For groups of six or more, advanced needs and more to the point their horses have notice isrequired). A one hour lession is 25€ different needs. We aim to provide the correct (one to one). service which is individually tailored for you & Discounts are available for regular bookings. your horse. Whatever your needs, we can accomodate you and your horse For further information please call Claire on 622 719 698 or Jade on 656 549 214 or visit our web site at

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CoNTRARY To WHAT oUR CUSToMERS ARE BEING INFoRMED – WE ARE NoT oR EVER SHALL BE ASSoCIATED WITH ANY oTHER SHoP oN THE CoSTA. our reputation has been built on an extreme amount of hard work, money and effort; we do not need to ride on the backs of others! ASK ABoUT oUR FREE DELIVERY SERVICE To ToRRoX, WHICH HAS BEEN IN oPERATIoN SINCE 2005!! A GIRLY NIGHT IN WITH


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We have Foreign & Spanish clients interested in Buying or Renting your Property We also operate a Cleaning Service, & National & International Removals Tel: 952 55 00 83 or 617 717 246 ask for Niels or Cathy or email:

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We offer safe, tranquil accomodation for your cat. Our pens are safe and secure but with all the comforts of home, making it very cosy. Only 20 mins from Torre del Mar, inland towards Vinuela, Campo Cats is a short 2 min drive from a main tarmac road which gives very good access. We welcome inspection visits where we can discuss your cat’s personal needs. (A 10% discount will be offered on your first booking) We only accept cats that are fully vaccinated. Also, we can provide a collection and delivery service. For further details, call Linda on: 665 510 735

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whats on...? sponsored by: interesting places. We also arrange monthly trips to Gibraltar and occasional trips to Fuengirola market stopping at the Iceland store on the return journey. The Branch has an active the British store & More gardening group as well as a sewing group. open all “oURs” We look forward to seeing you at our meetings or on out trips. We are now taking bookCall: 95 11 67 674 / 95 25 19 780 / 65 93 75 603 ings for our 5 day trip to Toledo and Salamanca in September, a trip not to miss. To book trips please contact Merryll: Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar - November 663658354 PLEASE NOTE: We still pick events 2nd National Hoilday Centre Closed, up passengers from the Hotel Romero at 3rd Musical Appreciation 4pm, 4th Sketching Puente Don Manuel. & Painting 11am-1pm, 4th Talk about Zarzuela + Spanish tapas, 9th Film Night Come Dancing for Cudeca, Supper dance Showing - Grand Torino, 10th Musical Apdates 2009. 21st November 5th December preciation 4pm, 11th Sketching & painting xmas special, 7pm for 7.30pm at the 11am-1pm, 17th Musical Appreciation 4pm, Trapiche Restaurant, ballroom, simple se18th Sketching & Painting 11am-1pm, 19th quence, Jive, plus a couple of ScottishTrip to Gibraltar, 20th Quiz Night 6:30pm, dances. Dances 10€, (Fish/Chicken supper 24th Musical Appreciation 4pm, 25th Sketchincluded) xmas special 12€. For more info ing & Painting, 27th Christmas Bazzar. Every and bookings contact Joyce on 616 046 Mon - 3pm-5pm German speaking afternoon, 713 or Mike on 952 510 189 or email: Every Wed - 3pm-5pm Art Group, Every Thurs - 3pm Reflexology - Informal Classes, Every Fri - 11am-1pm Coffee morning, BouTravelling companions - November events tique Every Sat - 5pm Catholic Church serv- 3rd - Outing to the Theatre Cervantes to see ice, Every Sun - 9:30am Anglican Church "Mama Mia." Time for shopping or meal, 42€ Service. Deposits required for all trips & . 19th - Annual visit to RUTE to visit Chocoevents. For more information tel 952 543 late/Sweets factory. Anis bodega, special 334. Avendia Moscatel No. 1, “I”, Torre del butchers and their museums. "Lots of tastMar. ings !" Lunch wine and water at Rio Frio 35€. 28th "Over 50's show" ESTEPONA. SomeRBL - Trapiche Branch meets every thing for everyone. Demonstrations, "Antique Wednesday at 12 noon in El Trapiche Roadshow" valuations, Health Checks, Legal Restaurant. November events: 4th Bingo Advice, various shows and lessons ALL with Nick and Carole, 8th Remembrance FREE Famous Market 25€ Bookings: Sunday at Hotel Husa Mainake,Torre del Mar Cafeteria El Pasaje, Pasaje Cantarero (Near Followed by lunch at El Trapiche Restaurant, Bus Station), Nerja, Tuesday & Friday 11.00 11th Beetle drive, 12th Half day trip to Mira- 12.30. Trips in aid of Cudeca. Tel: 95 252 mar Centre and Iceland, 18th Branch meet5891. ing and Monthly lunch at El Trapiche Your support helps a terminally ill cancer Restaurant. General information: Gordon patient - THANK YOU Reith 951 239 366, Social info: Pat Burns 672 366 376, Bookings: Gloria Hollocks Have you always wanted to draw and 618 456 056 or at El Trapiche. Welfare: Sue paint? Call top international artist/tutor Reith 680 764 130 Heather Gail Harman B.A Hon in association with Conte a Paris. Call: 951 167 146 / 628 RBL - Torre del Mar Branch meet each 306 371 Wednesday at La Vega Restaurant, Torre del Colmenar Gym, fitness/pilates classes, Mar (next to Mercadona). Everyone is asweight/circut training, fully equipped gym. sured of a warm welcome. We arrange a varContact Carol 659 295 346 ied social calendar with bus trips to Email:

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whats on...? Cont... RBL - Alcaucin Branch meet every Thursday noon at the Restaurant La Era, Puente Don Manuel (entrance via Petrol Station) to enjoy social activities and meet new likeminded friends. Excellent Menu del Dia available. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, suprise events and presentations. Sincere thanks to all at Bar atila and all winners of the quiz with a twist for donating their winnings and helping us to raise a fantastic 500€ for our Poppy Appeal. Well done Jan, Bob, Jo and Paul. Regular trips are arranged departing locally: Branch Contact is 696 391 224 Harvey. Social Contact is 677 866 008 Ann. Welfare Contact is 690 310 951 Dorothy. RBL- Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30 to 2.30 pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment and monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks*, and we welcome all new and existing RBL members. For more information please ring: 952 514 226 or 669 201 927 the Nerja history group meets on the first Friday of each month from October to May with lectures on the local area and Spanish history. Exceptionally, we are starting our season with the meeting on Friday 9th October. The following Friday, we visit the site of the lecture on the local area. Meetings are at the Nerja Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, at 11.30, for a small consideration of €6. All lectures are in English. For further information, call Jill Christian-Smith on 952 538 526/664 760 405 or RBL - Los Romanes Branch Meet every Tuesday at 4 Caminos (formerly Ziggis) Cortijo Romero, Vinuela at 12 noon. We hold our social meeting playing bingo, beetle,dominoes, quizes etc. and have a good laugh. On the first Tuesday of every month we have a menu del dia at 4 Caminos for a very good price. If you would like to join us please do come along, all are welcome. October memorable date: October 16th POPPY BALL HOTEL VINUELA 7.00 pm 30 euros For further information contact Lorraine on 952510203 or Margaret on 951167600.

FHT Axarquia Therapists Support Group. Next meeting Wednesday November 25th at 7.30pm in The Camping Bar Restaurant, Vinuela, when Jenny will do a presentation of Vertical Reflex Therapy. This is not a repeat – just a postponement from June and is a form of Reflexology that is applied to the top of the Hand or Foot!. Anyone interested in their health and learning more about different therapies, or just interested in meeting other therapists, is welcome to join us. Further details from Jenny Wright on 951 321 613 or 680 500 073, or email or aBC BaLLrOOM DaNCE CLUB sUPPOrtiNg C.a.s. Something for everyone, Sequence, Ballroom, Jive, Disco, Fun Dances. All raffle profit proceeds will be donated to charity. Come and join us on Thursdays at El Trapiche Restaurant 6pm - 8pm for more experienced dancers La Vega, Torre del Mar Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm. For tickets and info call David: 952 531 259 / 617 863 193. email: U3A - University of the third age Is anyone interested in joining a branch of this learning cooperative for mature people, in the Torrox area. The purpose is "to enable members to share educational, creative and leisure activities" and have some fun in doing so! Call: 952 968 100, 'The Phoenix Club meet Wednesdays at 12noon at the restaurant above SuperSol supermarket, Torre del Mar. €5 single membership or €7.50 joint membership and a 'one off' joining fee of €5 per person. Call Gail 951 167 400 / 626 370 695 Decorative & Fine Arts Society - Nerja. Nerja NADFAS meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6pm from October to May in the Nerja Cultural Centre, C/ Granada where professional lecturers give fully illustrated talks in English on a wide variety of subjects covering the entire spectrum of the Arts and Culture. There are day trips to local areas of particular cultural or artistic interest, social events and a multi-day excursion to a more distant location to explore its heritage. Visit our website or call the Chairman, Ali Durston on 952 533 373

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information ...In our ownNumbers random order! Emergency Police Municipal: 092/952 549 238 National: 091/952 542 000 Fire: 952 558 091 Velez 952 500 000 torre ambulance: 061 water: 952 540 662 Electricity: 952 540 662 red Cross: 952 500 321 hospital general Basico de la axarquia, torre del Mar: 951 067 000 Bus Times telephone: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30*, 07:30, 08:30** 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15*, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30**, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45**, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40**, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10**, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00**, 12:15, 12:50**, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-torre see Nerja-Malaga times torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15***, 10:00, 11:00***, 11:15; 11:45**, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30***, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English Anglican - Services - Inglesia de San Miquel (St Michael’s Church) Nerja - every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May). Short Holy Communion Service Wednesdays at 09.30am at the Church Shop, calle malaga, Nerja. Call: 952 521 339 / 952 522 460 Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Malaga - St George's Church 12 midday Sundays torre del Mar - Puente don Manuel 6pm Saturdays ANGLICAN communion.


Torre del Mar - Services in English - St. Barnabas IERE (Anglican). Holy Communion 11am. 2nd and 4th Sundays. Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. 6pm. Evensong 1st Sunday, all at Lux Mundi Centre, Calle Casa de la Vina, two minutes walk from the bus station. Tel: 952-030-461 (Priest) or 952 510 056 (Churchwarden). Roman Catholic torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Church of Scotland Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre - Worship every Sunday at 11:30 Tel 952543334 or 687764705 for more information. Evangelical - torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: torrox Park Community Church meet at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox park. more info: Minister J. hartsmith foy, Tel: 952 532 825 or Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Tuesday Fellowship - 7pm (Prayer time 6pm) We meet at Fellowship of The King premises. Our new address is:- Fellowship of The King Venta Baja Road (next BLOCK up from Meson Sara) Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin. Phone: 952 518 185 or 952 033 021 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. taxis torre: 952 540 016. Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016

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information taxis continued... Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636. shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria & Algarrobo Costa thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral saturdays: Caleta de Velez & Competa sundays: Malaga Consulates UK Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2ยบ- Malaga 952 352 300 Ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nยบ15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Carlota Alesandria, 33 Edif. San Andres - 1ยบ-7 Torremolinos 952 380 888 Germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 Sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197

airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804 airlines telefonica Dial 1002 to report a fault on the line. For general enquiries dial 1004 tourist information Nerja: 952 521 531 torre del Mar: 952 541 104 water supplies Velez Malaga: 952 506 450 Nerja: 952 520 154 Malaga: 952 135 013 railway stations Malaga: 952 360 202 granada: 958 271 272 town halls torre and Velez: 952 500 100 torrox: 952 538 200 Nerja: 952 548 400 Competa: 952 516 006 rincon: 952 402 300 Malaga: 952 135 000 hospitals Nerja ambulatorio: 952 523 131 Velez Malaga: 951 067 000 itV 902 575 757 or 952 551 084 - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am - 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am - 12.45pm

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1. From what does Monaco mainly derive its revenue?

1. What did the frog order from the drivethru?

2. What is the collective term for pheasants?

2. There are 2 different colours of socks in a drawer. Without being able to see inside the drawer, how many socks must you remove from the drawer to ensure that you will have a pair that match?

3. How many sides has a dodecagon? 4. What does an oometer measure? 5. Trachoma is an infection of what? 6. What term is used to start an ice hockey game? 7. Which country did voodoo come from? 8. What nationality was the artist Titian? 9. What is ombrophobia the fear of? 10. What is tatooed on Popeye's arm?

3. A snail is at the bottom of a well and wants to get out. He manages to crawl up the wall 3 feet each day, but at night he must rest (after all that work during the day) and so he slips back down 2 feet. If the well is 30 feet deep, how long will it take him to get out? 4. Although it is neither big nor small, nor is it a liquid, solid or gas, it can be broken without being dropped. What is it? 5. A 10 ft. ladder is attached to a ship. Each step is 1 ft. apart. If the water is rising 1 ft. per hour. How long will it take to cover the ladder?

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1 At the very least, finished part during a test (7) 2 Get people excited, sure to worry about nothing! (5) 3 Exceed in cheating? (5) 4 Like the rent book? (4) 6 Style of dancing for an aged father (3-4) 7 Maybe bred with a pony tail for a horse race (5) 11 Put your foot down! (5) 12 Tongue packed in gelatine (5) 14 Bringing up a question given various airings (7) 16 My hiding a bloomer shows great skill! (7) 17 He may be cured (5) 19 Bad ignition (5) 20 Not so dusty? (5) 21 Expert fed up at a certain junction (4)

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A frog goes into a bank and approaches the clerk. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack. 'Miss Whack, I'd like to get a 30,000â‚Ź loan to take a holiday.' Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager. Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral. The frog says, 'Sure. I have this,' and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed. Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office. She finds the manager and says, 'There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow 30,000â‚Ź, and he wants to use this as collateral.' She holds up the tiny pink elephant. 'I mean, what in the world is this?' The bank manager looks back at her and says... 'It's a knick knack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan, his old man's a Rolling Stone.' You're singing it, aren't you? Yeah, I know you are! Never take life too seriously! get Quizical answers 1) Gambling, 2) Nye, 3) 12, 4) Birds eggs, 5) The eye, 6) Fece off, 7) Haiti, 8) Italian, 9) Rain, 10) An anchor. hey Diddle riddle answers 1) Flies and a Croak, 2) 3 socks.....the 1st sock you take could be blue or black, the 2nd sock you take could also be blue or black. This means you may have 1 of each colour, but on the 3rd try you must make a pair match with either colour, 3) 28 days.....the snail averages 1 foot each day, so after 27 days he has reached 27 feet. On the 28th day he crawls up 3 feet during the day, but since he is now at 30 feet and out of the well he no longer slips back 2 feet, 4) Silence, 5) Never. As the water rises the ship rises.

Sheila and her husband Barry went for counseling after 37 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, Sheila went into a passionate, painful tirade, listing every problem they had ever had in the 37 years they had been married. She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured over the course of their marriage. Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and, after asking Sheila to stand and unbutton her blouse, he embraced her, put his hands on her breasts, and kissed her passionately as her husband Barry watched with a raised eyebrow.. Her face was deeply flushed and she panted softly. Sheila shut up, buttoned up her blouse, and quietly sat down in a daze. The therapist turned to Barry and said, 'This is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do this?' Barry thought for a moment and replied; "Well, I can drop her off here Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I play golf.' Can you pick her up?? ---------------------------------------------------Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy, looking like he'd just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, his face is cut and bruised and he's walking with a limp. "What happened to you?" asks Sean, the bartender. "Jamie O'Conner and me had a fight," says Paddy. "That little s***, O'Conner," says Sean, "He couldn't do that to you, he must have had something in his hand." "That he did," says Paddy, "a shovel is what he had, and a lickin' he gave me with it." "Well," says Sean, "you should have defended yourself, didn't you have something in your hand?" "That I did," said Paddy. "Mrs. O'Conner's breast, and a thing of beauty it was, but useless in a fight."

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SAXON S.L JCB Digger hire velez-malaga Area RATES: S pECiAL O FFERS : L ARgE D iggER FROm 260€ S mALL D iggER FROm 130€

(Prices are for all day and includes local travel)


662 39 83 72 678 23 22 53 Email:

The Sentinella Trader 3€ for a maximum of 28 words or 15€ for boxed advert inc. photo. Payment to be made before the 17th of the month. Payments can be left at Arkwrights - Puente don Manuel, Viva Bar - Torre del Mar, Ribhouse - Torrox. Email before 15th of the month or Call Hayley on: 658 202 472 Motorcycle. Daelim Daystar 125cc. 2008 Only 118km from new. Immaculate condition. Panniers included.


For Sale or To Let


Tel: 639 504 459 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 4X4 2.5 Petrol 2001, ITV until Oct 2010, 65,000 kms, Span Plates, LHD, All electric inc. heated seats

5,500€ ono Tel: 636 219 689

2003 Hyundai Accent 1.4i Totally Spanish, ITV 2011, Tax’d, 5 Door, Air Con, New Clutch 4 x E/Windows, Good mpg All papers in order

Quick Sale, Reduced 1,950€ o.n.o Phone 660 182 514 TOYOTA HILUX 3l TD Auto Normal Spanish dents Ideal Campo Car Engine & Gearbox good

1,400€ Tel: 663 515 341 sUZUki Vitara BLaCk vinyl Bikini Top and full tonneau with back windscreen – like new. Would cost +200€ – offer price 75€ o.n.o. Call 600 268 064, Nerja. ------------------------------------------------------FOrD MUstaNg CONVErtiBLE 1994, 65.000km, immaculate condition, beige leather interior, spanish plates and ITV´d. Price 7.000€. Call 662 378 911 / 00447770972725. ------------------------------------------------------iZUZU trOOPEr 2.8 tD. Non runner. Spares or repair. €300. Tel: 660 123 349

Sell your vehicle with a picture for just 15€ per month call: 658 202 472 / 664 210 468

Charming fully furnished 3 bed townhouse on the edge of village, in quiet pedestrian street overlooking surrounding countryside. 2 minutes walk to centre. 2 double, 1 single/study bedrooms, bathroom, wc, utility room, fully equipped fitted kitchen/diner, dishwasher, fridge etc., linen, lounge with log burner, landline, sky tv, terrace, parking.

Rent €395 pcm Sale €159,000 Contact 600248795 or 952115151 tO LEt - 750€ per month Large Country house

Large, semi-detached Country House in Las Cuevas. Flexible accommodation full of character with 4 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges & separate self-contained barn, large farmhouse kitchen diner, sun terraces, gardens, ample parking, stable, paddock, chicken shed and play area. 10mins from Benamargosa and Riogordo, 40mins Malaga airport and 25mins to coast. Part furnished, satellite tv, internet. Available for long lets or let to buy option from Dec 2009. FOR SALE 345,000€

Call 686 734 837 / 626 160 869 for more info.

Advertise your property for sale/rent. Box it in from just 15 euros lineage ads only 3 euros

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items For Sale / wanted 5 x PriNgLEs VENDiNg Machines Ideal for bars, will sell separately. All with spare parts. Full instructions shown to buyer. Price Negotiable Call 692 937 200. BED sEttEE, makes two beds, pale blue/grey, as new, 175€. PiaNO, Yamaha Clavinova, rarely used, 650€, ONE-MaN kaYak, never used, 375€, iNFLataBLE DiNghY, max. load 240kg, 40€. Tel: 651 065 950 or 639 504 459 PrOFEssiONaL artists EasEL perfect condition, cost £120. 50€ Call: 645 366 641 COMPUtEr DEsk 123 x 55 x 78. Perfect condition 30€ o.n.o. sCaLExtriC boxed sets, Formula one and Subaru Challenge, extra track, bridge chicane etc. 120€ o.n.o. CaNON COMPUtEr sCaNNEr 10€, Call: 630 635 678 BarrEL hOist, good condition 1,200€ new will sell for 400€ o.n.o. twO LargE CONCrEtE mixers 150€ each o.n.o. FOUr gENEratOrs 125€ each o.n.o. PaiNt sPraYEr 1,100€ new will sell for 275€ o.n.o. LOCkaBLE CONtaiNEr no water leaks approx 20 cubic mtrs 75€ buyer to remove. Tel: 661 939 367 / 609 158 260 BEaUtiFUL haNDMaDE wOODEN “rOBEs” – suitable for clothes shop; large bedrooms or converting to wine/book storage. Cost new 1,500€ each, for sale at 250€ each. Call 600 268 064, Nerja. waNtED - Unwanted caravan call Tille 658 593 825

Properties For Sale/rent LargE COUNtrY hOUsE (over 200M2 habiltable in 3400M2 plot with outbuild-

ings) in South West France for sale or exchange for a property in Malaga. Great B&B / Gite opportunity. All types of properties considered. For more info and photos please email: 2/3 BEDrOOM hOUsE tO LEt in Benamargosa. Available for long or short term lets from 400€ pcm. Also holiday lets from 200€ per week. 2 mins to supermarket, bars and swimming pool. Call: 636 117 210 FOr rENt: 3 bed mobile home in beautiful rural setting nr. Lake Vinuela. Mains water & solar electric. Good access. €225 pm inc. Tel: 660 708 441

FoR SALE ongoing business for sale, currently run as a sandwich bar located at Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel. *Renewable Lease *outside Covered Seating Area *Indoor Seating - Display Chiller inc. Please email for further information

Job Seekers waNtED, Avon representatives for all areas. Sell quality products at quality prices. No outlay. Good commissions. Call Maria on 678 820 107 rEtirED NUrsE/srN available. Livein/out for respite, terminal or general care. 30 years experience, references, CRB checked. or telephone 620320007 42Yr OLD FEMaLE with experience in accounts, wages, ledgers, invoices, VAT,

reception etc.. Looking for work, any area. Contact 665 475 270

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For Sale/rent cont...

For Sale in Caleta de Velez Large Modern 4 double bedroomed townhouse

With wonderful views of the sea & mountains. Air-conditioning/heating, log-burning fire, beautifully fitted kitchen with dishwasher & American fridge-freezer, laundry with washing machine & drier, satellite TV, internet (broadband), solar heating, various terraces, six person Jacuzzi on the rear terrace, huge garage, office, burglar alarm, sun all day. Fully furnished & equipped to a high standard – ready to move straight in. Walking distance to the beach, marina, shops, bars & restaurants. 40 minutes from Malaga airport & 5 minutes from the commercial centre.

295,000â‚Ź o.n.o.

(or will accept sterling equivalent)

tel: 0034 952 555 139 / 647 120 902

Job Seekers cont.. CarE wOrkEr sEEkiNg wOrk in your local area. 10 years experience in care working with the elderly. Hardworking, honest, trustworthy and reliable with references available. Also available for cleaning and baby sitting. Fully qualified. Call: 636 117 210 or 952 517 464 (evening) ---------------------------------------------------BUiLDEr with 6 YEars experience in Spain, fluent in Spanish looking for any work. Contact: 665 475 270 ---------------------------------------------------------FULL & Part tiME tELEsaLEs staff and closers required for a successful/expanding telecoms company based in Nerja. Various shifts available: Generous basic + Comms + Bonus + Incentives 10am-9pm Mon-Fri with overtime available. Experience in sales preferred but not essential as enthusiasm, confidence, lively character with a will to


succeed is more important.. Be part of a winning team in a friendly and dynamic call centre. Opportunities, for career progression, available in various departments. Call: 952 544 773 ----------------------------------------------------------

sPaNish MaNagEMENt (see our main advert on page 29) are seeking associates here in Spain and across Europe. Call us to see if you measure up to help Spanish Management go forward in 2010. The credit crunch could be over for you !! Tel: Tina/Geoff 0034 666 135 516

Job Seekers cont.. garagE saLE Torre del Mar, Sat 14th November, wide range of quality products at great prices. Call for further details: 609 108 759

The Sentinella Business directory wE cAn liST your BuSinESS hErE For JuST 5 EuroS A monTh! (minimum 6 months)

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

Air condiTioning wFor air Conditioning call Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar wryan air conditioning for a complete air conditioning service, installation, service and repair. Top quality units supplied and installed or You buy we install from 130€, 12 point service from just 30€, city and guilds qualified all work guaranteed. For free advice and quotation telephone Richard 657353488 or visit:

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


Booking appointment online. Free follow up if necessary Hugh Grant, Tel 606 086300 email:

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

BArS wthe Blarney stone Irish bar and restaurant, 18 C/ Chaparil, Nerja. Call: 671 448 694

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

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

BuildErS wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461

witV 70€ Includes test fee, Pre ITV check.

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts wMadercobrita Poligono la BuildErS cont... wProfessional Building services 34 years in Building Trade, Kitchens made or Just Fitted, Reforms, Extensions, Painting. No job too small, free quote call Garry or Olly Tel: 655 279 043/951 167 375/ 664 156 095 wterence seaton & J Daniel - Renovations & Refurbishments. Professional builders with over 20 years experience. Tiling, painting, plumbing, electricity. Free advice, no obligations. Tel: 664 459 868. wspanish family builders for reforms, new builds, walls, pools etc. Good reputation with clients and known well in local town halls re: permissions etc. English speaking answering service. Please telephone: 660 144 402. wgeneral Builders (Spanish - Swiss Co. ) based in Torre del Mar for more than 20 years. Offers many professional services: Renovation / Refurbishment or New Construction. We speak Spanish, English, French and Swiss-German. For more info. or free quote please call Rolf: 639 747 280

Panoleta, C/Juan Gris, Velez Malaga, 952 501 543

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

cATEring wL&L's Pies - Fresh homemade pies, pasties & much more. Large variety of flavours. Please call 666208880 for a full price list. Min Order 10€

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

BuSinESS oPPorTuniTy

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

wtoo hot to clean? Experienced cleaner and childminder available. All aspects of cleaning undertaken including ironing and laundry. Excellent references and competitive prices. Please call: 664 508 069 waDCC Filipina cleaners w/English, ref. and experience. Call: 646 692 679 / 630 498 427 wwendy´s Magic wand´ cleaning service for all your cleaning requirements. Friendly, reliable and thorough. Competitive rates. Los Romanes and surrounding area. Tel. 626 278 244.

cArS wAnTEd wOne way van hire, UK, France and Spain. Call: 952 541 147

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

cArPEnTErS wandrew rodgers 20 years experience in kitchens, wardrobes, shelving, aluminium door & windows. Call the Window Doctor for any window problem. Roller shutter blinds, mosquito blinds, security locks, repairs and renewals reasonable rates, Tel: 660 597 894 email: wCarpentry & Joinery all aspects of carpentry including kitchens, windows & doors, Dave: 686 307 769


comPuTErS All computer problems solved. Torrox/Nerja and surrounding areas. Free Advice. No Fix No Fee. Hardware ,Software and Website solutions. PC service only 50 Euros. Call Rab on: 952967124 or 645236259. wComputer help.Troubleshooting & Repairs. New PCs supplied with Windows in English. WiFi installations. Reasonable rates. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. Patient & professional. Call David on 952 54 96 07 or 654 899 976.

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wComputer Problems? Help is at hand. Upgrades, repairs, hardware and sofware problems solved, NO FIx - NO FEE. Advice on buying and setting up the right computer for you. Tuition from complete beginners to advanced, get the most out of your PC. Call David Fleck on: 952 510 729 / 620 328 382 or email:

wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, waxces Property Direct sell or rent your property privately. Save thousands in agents commission fees. Call or email: 0034 625 346 200. Email: Website: wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306, waxarquia Properties s.L Call; 952 554 235 or 626 038 851 Email:

dEnTiSTry wUnidental. English Dentist Practising Here C/Canalejas, 15 Local, Velez Malaga. Tel: 952 55 83 63 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148. wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email:

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

EducATion & counSElling wFor English speakers: Educational Psychology Assessments and Services. Counselling for Adults and Children. Fully qualified staff with experience in the UK and in Spain. Telephone Pat or Albert on 620 150 605 / 678 429649.Email: educationandalucia

ElEcTriciAnS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician For all your electrical needs and problems Fault finding/Lighting and power/Air conditioning Electric gates and Intercoms/Pumps Rewires/Upgrades Call Stefan 610048919 wLakeside Property services, 24 hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357 wFrank Electric: Bulletins and projects authorised by industry. Under the new regulations 2003. New and rewiring of houses, offices, locals, projects. Aircon and Solar Energy. Free estimates on fix figure and working to deadlines. Reliable and work guaranteed. call: 669 009 821

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

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

hEATing wsave 60% off your heating bills this winter using the latest heat pump technology (and it cools too) fully controllable instant heat for further details free advice telephone richard 657353488 or visit:

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

holidAy lETS wVillas to Let Privately owned luxury villas to let. Contact Christine: 627 820 669 958 36 40 16

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Please mention The Sentinella when replying to adverts homE FurniShingS wgilly’s Fabric workshop For all your Upholstery & Soft Furnishings. Tel: 660 743 468

horSE riding walcaucin horse riding, Lessons, trekking kids club on Sats 10am - midday. Ring Charlotte for more info. 620 609 374. Website: wandalucia horse riding 1hr, 2hr or day rides with picnic or bar lunch. Situated close to Lake Vinuela. Also riding Holidays with accommodation. Tel: 616 032 216 E-mail Facebook – Andalucía Horseriding

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

inSurAncE wLCJ iNsUraNCE, Not the cheapest, Not the dearest, Almost certainly the best, *Health Insurance, * Travel Insurance - Multi trips, *Car and House Insurance, * Funeral Plans, Call: 952 515 224 wMaPFrE insurance: Specialising in health, home, vehicle, business & life insurance. Range of pensions & investment plans. English & Spanish speaking. Call Victoria Harding for a no-commitment quote. 952 551 460, fax: 952 555 212 or email:

inTErnET SErvicES wriosat:sL, RIOSAT SL. No landline required. Internet and telephone services. Some areas free installation. Speeds up to 5 Mbps down and 3 Mbps Up. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web: http//

KEnnElS And cATTEry wwagtails boarding kennels for cats and dogs. Dogs walked 3 times a day in 36,000 sq metres fenced land. Phone Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935 or wthe Dog house While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play


area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available. w home From home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, fun and cuddles. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses etc.

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

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

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

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

mArKET goodS wMr Clutter Wants your Goods, House and garage clearances, shops and bars - old stock, any item considered. Call David on: 686 375 089 - or if preferred email a list to Cash available and efficient service

To advertise in The Sentinella call 664 210 468 or email mASSAgE (ThErAPEuTic) wJonathan Mark Leggott, S.M.T.O. I.T.E.C Remedial Massage, Advanced Sports massage, Soft tissue manipulation. Centro Mar y Salud, El Morche -Torrox Costa. Tel: 639 528 205, 952 53 2065

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


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

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

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

mulTi-SErvicES wM tek Building services Engineers. Fully Qualified Team of Engineers, Consultancy service, Plumbing, Electrical, Gas, Construction. Total One Stop Solutions. Spanish speaking personnel. Tel: 952 512 491 - 617 839 660 - 7 days a week. e-mail: wMaster Jack need a decorator, cleaner, gardener, carer, hairdresser, interpreter...? Just call Master Jack, your first stop for services, we’ll arrange everything for you, very competitive rates, flexible working to suit you. Call Master Jack’s experienced workers on 676343528 or 656934208 for quotes and more information.

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

PAinTErS & dEcorATorS wPeter the Painter, Paints the Property Properly. All interior, Exterior Work Undertaken, + Property Maintenance. Tel: 638 489

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

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

ProPErTy mAinTEnAncE wDoctores de la Casa, We revitalise your property for re-sale or rental. Property or room makeovers, Property Management, Pool & Garden Maintenance, Guest Services. Call: 657 247 647 or email: waxarCare™ Property Management and Maintenance Services. A full range of property maintenance services carried out by professionals, Building, Painting, Electrical Work & Plumbing the one stop solution. Property Management Specialists a very comprehensive service, Including professional pool cleaning, full details on the AxarCare website. Axarcare we take care of all your prope- rty needs. Company Website: Tel: 616-809-423

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waxarCare™ Property Maintenance Tel :616-809-423

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

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


TrAnSlATion SErvicES whelp with all types of translations, negotiating with tradesmen, hospitals, doctors, all legal matters, social security and E111s etc. Reasonable rates. Call Sarah 680 955 260

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

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

wsave money on bottled water! For a complete water treatment solution, ultra violet filters, water softeners and chlorine filters telephone richard 657353488 or alberto 650943713 or visit


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

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

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

SolAr PowEr wtecnicas Maro, Heating, Cooling & Solar Energy. Providing energy saving solutions since 1992. Email: Tel:952 52 95 38



window clEAning SErvicE wwindow Cleaning service, polite, professional service. Call Kevin 647 179 664

wood For winTEr wsave money to heat your house. Save 3 times more than if you buy your wood fromthe Petrol Station. Minimum order 95€. Call: 669 009 821

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A modern villa of 122m2 on a 300m2 plot divided into two separate units facilitating rental income. Pool, roof terrace and private gated parking. Mortgage avail.

ONLY 175,000€ A large, bright & airy, 1 bed apartment in San Juan de Capistrano with private garden within a short walking distance to communal pool, shops and restaurants. 115,000€






A deceptively spacious, three/four bedroom, two bathroom village house of over 100m2 near the centre of the village. Telephone and sky tv.

A spacious three bedroom, three bathroom villa of 180m2 on one level with easy access, three kms to village and enjoying FP0630 215,000€ wonderful views.


An immaculately presented frontline apartment. Terrace with sea views, communal pool. Currently a rental property with 2010 bookings to be transferred. 126,000€

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

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Sentinella Axarquia November 09  

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