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The Sentinella No 62

Axarquia Edition!

All you need for ‘info on the go’

October 09


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From the Ed..

I’ve just returned from a 12 day trip to the UK, home for 23 years of my life. Normally when I return from London I feel totally downtrodden. And it’s no wonder. There’s the cold, the wind, the greyness, the stress, the yobs, plus the fact that I usually catch a nasty bug on EasyJet from the serial sneezer sitting next to me. This time, however, I loved my break. And there was one thing which made all the difference. Seminars! Now, there’s something about that word which immediately raises the words “boring” and “dull” to mind. Nevertheless, I prefer to see seminars as opportunities to learn, grow and network with like-minded people. The first seminar I attended was called The Ultimate Marketing Seminar, a Christopher Howard event, located in London. Held over three days, the world’s top ten internet marketers gathered under one roof to divulge the secrets of their trade, and all for FREE. Amongst them was the number one Ebay seller in the world who has made millions from selling billiards tables, cashing in hugely on the deliberate misspelling of the word ‘billiards’. I learnt plenty more cool ideas and tried and tested formulas too, all of which I may be good enough to share with you over the months ahead. For example, there was the guy who made millions selling property guide ebooks online. Most of the countries he wrote about he has never even stepped foot in! Is that impressive, or what?! Seminar two was more like a minicourse, about coaching. I spent two days learning the ropes, so that I can help other people improve their lives via asking them the right questions.

a taste of what’s inside this Month

strange News.................Page 4 Useless facts................Page 20 Dates For Your Diary...Page 37 top tens.......................Page 39 amazing animals.........Page 40 Postcard From.............Page 76 Film review..................Page 84 star signs.....................Page 99 what’s On...................Page 100 Puzzles.......................Page 104 Jokes..........................Page 106 Front cover by Katie of The Lemon Tree

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 Lastly, I spent one day at a Writing and Publishing Conference in Kingston, which was fantastic timing as I’m just about ready to send my latest novel, The Path, to a collection of publishers and agents. The information I learnt there was absolutely priceless and I’m now confident about how to write an irresistible synopsis and introduction letter. Aside from all the seminars I met untold friends, visited my ninety-five-year-old Nan and spent time sunbathing (yes, really!) Now that I’m back in Spain, and all the tourists have cleared off, it seems a bit dead in contrast to London. So I’m already planning my next trip back.

Keidi Keating x

Editor (of the original little mag)!

strange News

Scientists discover lost world Scientists have found a lost world of undiscovered animals including fanged frogs and giant rats the size of cats. A BBC expedition explored the crater of a pristine giant extinct volcano located in the highlands of Papua New Guinea to film Lost Land of the Volcano. Accompanied by the first biologists ever to set foot in the crater, the team filmed strange spiders, giant caterpillars and tree-living kangaroos.. The kilometre-deep crater of Mount Bosavi has been virtually untouched since the volcano erupted 200,000 years ago. They discovered up to 40 new species, including 16 species of frog, one species of gecko, at least three new species of fish, 20 species of insect and spider and one new species of bat. Tall Turk

Half of Brits injured by biscuits More than half of all Britons have been injured by biscuits, according to a new survey. An estimated 25 million adults have been injured while eating during a tea or coffee break - with at least 500 landing themselves in hospital. The survey found that almost a third of adults had been splashed or scalded by hot drinks while dunking or trying to fish out the remnants of a collapsed digestive. It also revealed 28 per cent had choked on crumbs while one in 10 had broken a tooth or filling biting a biscuit.Three per cent had poked themselves in the eye with a biscuit and seven per cent bitten by a pet or "other wild animal" trying to get their biscuit. The custard cream was found to be the worst offender. 4

A Turk has been officially recognised as the world's tallest man by Guinness World Records, after measuring in at 8ft 1in. Sultan Kosen, 26, also has the largest hands, with a 10.8in span, and longest feet at 14.3in. Mr Kosen had applied for recognition as the tallest man in Turkey but was discovered to be 4ins taller than the world record holder.. The gentle giant grew normally until he was ten but then a tumour caused him to develop a medical condition called pituitary gigantism. The tumour was removed last year and his growth stopped. He added: "The good thing about being so tall is that I can see people from a long distance. The other thing is at home they use my height to change the light bulbs and hang the curtains, things like that."

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know the symptons Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:

member what I was planning to do. At the end of the day: *the car isn't washed *the bills aren't paid *there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter *the flowers don't have enough water, *there is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book, *I can't find the remote, *I can't find my glasses, *and I don't remember what I did with the car keys. Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I'm really tired.

I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I walk towards the garage, I notice post on the porch table that I brought up from the postbox earlier.. I decide to go through the post before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk post in the bin under the table,and notice that the bin is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the rubbish first. But then I think, since I'm going to be I realise this is a serious problem, and I'll near the postbox when I take out the try to get some help for it, but first I'll rubbish anyway, I may as well pay the check my e-mail..... bills first. I take my cheque book off the table, and Don't laugh - if this isn't you yet, your see that there is only one cheque left. day is coming!! My extra cheques are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head towards the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water. I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realise that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be (Monday to Friday) looking for the remote, but I won't reOpen every day member that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it 12.00 - 16.00 belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. 18.30 - 24.00 I pour some water in the flowers, but Avda. Andalucia,35 Bajo 29750 quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back on the table, get some Algarrobo-Costa (Malaga) towels and wipe up the spill. Tel: 952 551 439 or 665 167 060 Then, I head down the hall trying to re6

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(Q) The last thing you take off before going to bed? (A) 'Your feet' (Q) Something that makes you scream? (A) 'A squirrel' (Q) Something you have with coffee? (A) 'The Sunday Sport' (Q) A song with 'Moon' in the title? (A) 'Blue Suede Moon' (Q) Something that flies that doesn't have an engine? (A) 'A bicycle with wings'

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Men & women The differences... Men are just happier people. What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another petrol station toilet because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day holiday requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your underwear is €4.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its originalcolour. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes one colour for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache. You can do Christmas shopping for twenty five relatives on 24th December in twenty five minutes. NICKNAMES If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, 8

Kate and Sarah. If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla and Four-eyes. EATING OUT When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in €20, even though it's only for €32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back. When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators. BATHROOMS A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel from M&S. The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items. ARGUMENTS A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. FUTURE A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife. SUCCESS A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. MARRIAGE A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't. A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does. DRESSING UP A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the bins, answer the phone, read a book, and get the post. A man will dress up for weddings and funerals. NATURAL Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed. Women somehow deteriorate during the night. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Any married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing.

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simple home remedies These are amazingly simple home remedies. Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.

If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you'll be afraid to cough. You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD -40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape. Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

Daily Thought: Some people are like Slinkies, not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

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Male or Female

Old age!

You might not have known this,but a lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female. Here are some examples:

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.

FREEZER BAGS: They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them. PHOTOCOPIERS: These are female, because once turned off; it takes a while to warm them up again. They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can also wreak havoc if you push the wrong Buttons.

Well, for example, the other day my wife and I went into town and went into a shop. We were only in there for about 5 minutes. When we came out, there was a copper writing out a parking ticket. We went up to him and said, 'Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?'

TYRES: Tyres are male, because they go bald easily and are often over inflated. HOT AIR BALLOONS: Also a male object, because to get them to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under their bottom. SPONGES: These are female, because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.. (ain't that the truth). WEB PAGES: Female, because they're constantly being looked at and frequently getting hit on. TRAINS: Definitely male, because they always use the same old lines for picking up people. EGG TIMERS: Egg timers are female because, over time, all the weight shifts to the bottom. HAMMERS: Male, because in the last 5000 years, they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him a Nazi turd. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tyres. So my wife called him a s***head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windscreen with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutesThe more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Personally, we didn't care. We came into town by bus. We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired. It's important at our age.

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the stronger sex?! Why women are crabby We started to 'bud' in our blouses at 9 or 10 years old only to find that anything that came in contact with those tender, blooming buds hurt so bad it brought us to tears. So came the ridiculously uncomfortable training bra contraption that the boys in school would snap until we had calluses on our backs. Next, we get our periods in our early to mid-teens (or sooner). Along with those budding boobs, we bloated, we cramped, we got the hormone crankies, had to wear little mattresses between our legs or insert tubular, packed cotton rods in places we didn't even know we had. Our next little rite of passage was having sex for the first time which was about as much fun as having a ramrod push your uterus through your nostrils (IF he did it right and didn't end up with his little cart before his horse), leaving us to wonder what all the fuss was about. Then it was off to Motherhood where we learned to live on dry crackers and water for a few months so we didn't spend the entire day leaning over Brother John. Of course, amazing creatures that we are (and we are), we learned to live with the growing little angels inside us steadily kicking our innards night and day making us wonder if we were preparing to have Rosemary's Baby. Our once flat bellies looked like we swallowed a whole watermelon and we pee'd our pants every time we sneezed. When the big moment arrived, the dam in our blessed Nether Regions invariably burst right in the middle of the shopping centre

and we had to waddle, with our big cartoon feet, moaning in pain all the way to A&E. Then it was huff and puff and beg to die while the Nurse says, 'Please stop screaming, Mrs. Hearmeroar .. Calm down and push. 'Just one more good push' (more like 10), warranting a strong, well-deserved impulse to punch the %$#*@*#!* hubby and doctor square in the nose for making us cram a wiggling, mushroom-headed 10 pound bowling ball through a keyhole. After that, it was time to raise those angels only to find that when all that 'cute' wears off, the beautiful little darlings morphed into walking, jabbering, wet, gooey, snotblowing, life-sucking little poop machines. Then come their 'Teen Years.' When the kids are almost grown, we women hit our voracious sexual prime in our early 40's - while hubby had his somewhere around his 18th birthday. So we progress into the grand finale: 'The Menopause', the Grandmother of all womanhood. It's either take HRT and chance cancer in those now seasoned 'buds' or the aforementioned Nether Regions, or, sweat like a hog in July, wash your sheets and pillowcases daily and bite the head off anything that moves. Now, you ask WHY women seem to be more spiteful than men, when men get off so easy, INCLUDING the icing on life's cake: Being able to pee in the woods without soaking their socks... So, while I love being a woman, 'Womanhood' would make the Great Gandhi a tad crabby. You think women are the 'weaker sex'? Yeah right.

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Useless Facts wThere are 2,598,960 possible hands in a five-card poker game.

wDuelling is legal in Paraguay as long

wCranberries are sorted for ripeness by

bouncing them: a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

as both hands are registered blood donors.

wCanada is an Indian word meaning

w‘Crack’ gets its name because it crackles when you smoke it. Marijuana is Spanish for ‘Mary Jane’.

wThere are two credit cards for every

wIt was illegal to sell ET dolls in France because there is a law against selling dolls without human faces.

wSeoul, the South Korean capital, just means “the capital” in the Korean language.

wElton John’s uncle was a professional

"Big Village".

person in the United States.

wOnly two people signed The Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until five years later. wThe word "Samba" means "to rub navels together."

soccer player. He broke his leg playing for Nottingham Forest in the 1959 English FA Cup Final.

wThe international telephone dialling

wAccording to the ceremonial customs

Was Allergic To Carrots.

of Orthodox Judaism, it is officially sundown when you can not tell the difference between a black thread and a red one.

code for Antarctica Is 672.

wMel Blanc (The Voice Of Bugs Bunny) wA duck has three eyelids.

wThe youngest letters in the English lan-

wA female swine, or a sow, will always have a even number of teats or nipples, usually twelve.

wAvocado is derived from the Spanish

wA squirrel cannot contract or carry the rabies virus.

guage are j, v and w.

word ‘aguacate’ which is derived from ‘ahuacatl’ meaning testicle.

wAlligators cannot move backwards.

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spanish Foods As a lover of the alphabet and feeling sad having devoured the last of the cocktails in September, now we begin a brand new list. Here we gobble up the A’s of Spanish food and drinks!

Almendras (Almonds) – These grow on trees in the mountains and are sometimes dished up as a dessert, saturated in sticky honey.

Atun (Tuna) – Highly healthy and really succulent when served in olive oil, together with a green salad.

Anchovies (Anchovies) – These little fishes arent my fave foodstuff in Spain. I’m one of those who often asks the camerero ‘sin anchovies por favor’.

Ali Oli (Garlic Sauce) – If you’ve ever bought a jacket potato from one of the kiosks, then no doubt you’ve eaten ali oli. Just remember your mints after!

Agua (Water) – Lately I just can’t stop guzzling it, which is ok seeing as health experts recommend downing at least 1.5 litres a day.

Arroz (Rice) – The Spanish are crazy on their arroz, especially on Sundays when they cook giant paellas for the whole family, and some…

Aceitunas (Olives) – Find them in the supermarket stuffed with my enemy anchovies, red peppers, jamon serrano, or if you prefer them hot, jalapeno peppers

Albondigas (Meatballs) – A tasty tapas, served in either tomato, or almond sauce. Eat them with breadsticks and a glass of vino tinto.

Aceite (Olive Oil) – Spain is famous for its aceite, and it’s a staple part of the Mediterranean diet. Better to eat it cold, drizzled over salads, than to heat it for frying.

Clinica Casa Blanca

Urb. Jardines del Mar, Blq C3, Torrox Costa (near garden Centre, 1km direction Nerja) Do you suffer from back problems, pain in neck or shoulders, tightness in muscles, joint discomfort, migraine or internal ailments? 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.

Now: Yoga lessons & meditation (call for more details)

Tel: 952 967 628 or 659 374 673 (also home visits) Ask about gift vouchers

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De Cotta Law Making A Personal Injury Claim In Spain By Myles Jackson is a Barrister-at-Law De Cotta McKenna y Santafé If you have the misfortune to have an accident of any kind here in Spain you may well have grounds for a personal injury claim. Prospects of being successful depend upon a multitude of factors - the evidence available, whether liability is accepted or can be readily established and whether parties are insured, be it under public liability, travel or even your own home insurance policy. A successful claim needs to establish first, liability. For example, because Mr. Waiter didn’t pick up the banana skin, you slipped and broke your ankle and second, quantum or rather compensation i.e. as a ballerina, your broken ankle has caused you £50,000 loss - kerching… 0Occasionally, the defendant, say Mr. Waiter's employer, will agree that he is liable (or at fault) meaning the only issue to decide or agree is quantum i.e. how much. To assess your claim's worth, you'll need a medical report detailing your injuries and a prognosis along the lines of - fracture of lower tibia and fibula, shattered calcaneus (heel bone to the uninitiated), 100% immediate reduction in motor skills, foreseeable 60% improvement over 5 years and 70% increased risk of arthritis within 10 years. If Mr. Employer disputes liability, matters will proceed to court where a judge will determine liability before addressing quantum. Quite often compensation awards are reduced due to one being partly to blame for one's accident. For example, surreptiously you smuggled the banana into the restaurant, threw the 22

skin on the floor, deliberately kicked it out of Mr. Waiter's sight, had one glass too many before slipping on the skin when heading for the door without paying. Amongst other things, this is what is known as contributory negligence – that is to say, you contributed to your own misfortune. There are two types of compensation awards - general damages and special damages. General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity i.e. that which is not capable of precise calculation. Special damages are losses that can be calculated precisely. For example, loss of earnings, number of days in hospital, medical expenses, cost of an orthopaedic inner sole for the foot as attached to the broken ankle etc.. If you happen to have an accident, you should contact a reputable lawyer to guide you throughout the claim; keep all original receipts for medication, taxis, flights etc.; write down the names and contact details of any witnesses; collate all relevant documentation, including taking photographs of the scene and; keep a diary of how your injuries affect your daily life. It is rare for personal injury claims to settle quickly and even rarer for court cases to finish quickly. Having said that, once your lawyer has issued the claim upon your behalf, he will do all the subsequent legwork and, if successful, all you have to do is put your foot up either at home or back home, and await your cheque before your knees up! 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 advert on page 73

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Network Update

Cutting edge news, this month!

The Sentinella Costa West edition has

new owners. Lisa and Eddy White are taking on the magazine as of October. It covers the region of Marbella, from Calahonda all the way to San Roque. If you would like to advertise in this edition please contact Lisa via email or call 608 840 692. For all those signed up for The Sentinella newsletter the next edition will be delivered to your inbox asap. Unfortunately there have been some problems with the formatting of the newsletter, so once the issues have been fixed, we’ll be back! Apologies to all those who have won-

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solutions 4 U

Solutions 4 U is an Estate Agent, which also offers services such as Project Management for Quality Construction and Translation. It also boasts a Legal Advisor on property matters working with an independent Lawyer who specialises in this field. The owner, Julie Wilkins, has lived in this area of Spain since 1991, so her experience of the Axarquia region is vast. According to Julie there are still many properties with incorrect paperwork, including properties with no Deeds at all, parts of a property not on the Deed, incorrect Boundary Lines and incorrect details from Catastro (Land Registry in Malaga). All these items are included in the searches a purchaser's lawyer will make on the property.


“Any inconsistencies can often jeopardise a sale if they are not seen to quickly, as many buyers are very sensitive to what might be viewed as ‘illegal’ construction,” said Julie. “It’s very important to get these issues sorted out. And most people don’t even know what their Deed really says.” Solutions 4 U offer this service to all buyers or sellers, or those who simply want peace of mind and their papers checked out. Estimates and time scales of procedures are always given and the service is quick and professional. “In view of the fact that property sales are not so easy these days, don’t wait until you’ve got a buyer to get things put right,” concludes Julie. See main advert on page 65

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Call Centres Actual recorded call centre conversations !!!!! Customer: ‘I've been ringing 0700 2300 for two days and can't get through to enquiries, can you help?’. Operator: ‘Where did you get that number from, sir?’. Customer: ‘It was on the door to the Travel Centre’. Operator: ‘Sir, they are our opening hours’. RAC Motoring Services Caller: ‘Does your European Breakdown Policy cover me when I am travelling in Australia?’ Operator: ‘Doesn't the product name give you a clue?" Word Perfect Helpline. Now I know why they record these conversations!): Operator: ‘Ridge Hall, computer assistance; may I help you?’ Caller: ‘Yes, well, I'm having trouble with WordPerfect. Operator: ‘What sort of trouble?? Caller: ‘Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away. Operator: ‘Went away? Caller: ‘They disappeared. Operator: ‘Hmm. So what does your screen look like now? Caller: ‘Nothing.’ Operator: ‘Nothing??’ Caller: ‘It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type.’ Operator: ‘Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out??’ Caller: ‘How do I tell?’ Operator: ‘Can you see the C: prompt on the screen??’ Caller: ‘What's a sea-prompt?’ Operator: ‘Never mind, can you move your cursor around the screen?" Caller: ‘There isn't any cursor: I told you, it won't accept anything I type." Operator: ‘Does your monitor have a power indicator??’ Caller: ‘What's a monitor?’ Operator: ‘It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on??’ Caller: ‘I don't know.’

Operator: ‘Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power lead goes into it. Can you see that??’ Caller: ‘Yes, I think so.’ Operator: ‘Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's plugged into the wall.’ Caller: ‘Yes, it is.’ Operator: ‘When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one??’ Caller: ‘No.’ Operator: ‘Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable.’ Caller: ‘Okay, here it is.’ Operator: ‘Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into the back of your computer.’ Caller: ‘I can't reach.’ Operator: ‘Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is??’ Caller: ‘No.’ Operator: ‘Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over??’ Caller: ‘Oh, it's not because I don't have the right angle - it's because it's dark.’ Operator: ‘Dark??’ Caller: ‘Yes - the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window.’ Operator: ‘Well, turn on the office light then.’ Caller: ‘I can't.’ Operator: ‘No? Why not??’ Caller: ‘Because there's a power failure.’ Operator: ‘A power................. A power failure? Aha, Okay, we've got it licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in??’ Caller: ‘Well, yes, I keep them in the closet.’ Operator: ‘Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from.’ Caller: ‘Really? Is it that bad?’ Operator: ‘Yes, I'm afraid it is.’ Caller: ‘Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them??’ Operator: ‘Tell them you're too f***king stupid to own a computer!!!!!’

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random Jokes All the organs of the body were having a meeting, trying to decide who was the one in charge 'I should be in charge,' said the brain, 'Because I run all the body's systems, so without me nothing would happen.' 'I should be in charge,' said the blood ’because I circulate oxygen all over so without me you'd all waste away.' 'I should be in charge,' said the stomach, 'because I process food and give all of you energy.' 'I should be in charge,' said the legs, 'because I carry the body wherever it needs to go.' 'I should be in charge,' said the eyes, 'Because I allow the body to see where it goes.' 'I should be in charge,' said the rectum, 'Because I'm responsible for waste removal.' All the other body parts laughed at the rectum and insulted him, so in a huff, he shut down tight. Within a few days: *the brain had a terrible headache *the stomach was bloated *the legs got wobbly *the eyes got watery *and the blood was toxic. *they all decided that the rectum should be the boss. The Moral of the story? The a***hole is usually the one in charge! ----------------------------------------------------Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, 'I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.' She got up, unplugged the Computer, and threw out my wine. She's such a bitch. 26

Perfect alarm! Protect your home and family. How would you feel? Men, how would you feel if the woman in this true story was your wife, girlfriend or mother? Think twice and ask yourself how you would feel! Jane was angry, afraid, felt violated and sick at heart, after the silverware set given to her parents for their wedding was stolen in a burglary. “My mum and dad are both dead now and it was sentimental to me,“ said Jane. “When I saw it, I always thought of them.” “I also felt totally violated when I discovered my personal intimate items and other clothing I felt had been touched. In some ways I felt as if I had been raped”, said Jane. Jane is one of thousands of burglary victims who hate the thought of strangers combing through their private and personal belongings. “I felt violated, sad and angry, why me!? I haven’t done anything” she said. People feel a wide range of emotions when their homes have been burgled. They may feel mad, violated, outraged, vulnerable, angry or unsafe. They might feel sad when an irreplaceable object is stolen or broken. These are all very normal reactions and most victims feel that it will happen again. The best thing to do is make the burglar think you are home and put in a “Perfect Alarm System”. Company Profile ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L.: Caleta de Velez ¡PERFECT Alarm! S.L. Security Systems – Video Systems Alarm Systems – Home Automation Avd. Andalucia, 110 – 29751 Caleta de Vélez (Málaga) Phone: 0034 951 247 202 email: See main advert opposite

Ali & his staff have been serving their customers now for 3 & half years and promise to continue serving their cuisine to it’s usual highest standard ensuring the Taj Mahal is the Best Curry House in Andalucia FrEE Pappadam with Mango Chutney & Pickle tray with all meals

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October is the month when you should fight the Pine Processionary Caterpillar / Procesionaria (Thaumetopoea pityocampa). This plague, in many cases dangerous, affects many types of pine trees. Phone us for more information on the treatment we are starting this month.

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Food served daily Mon - Fri 10am - 10pm Sat 12pm - 9pm Sun 1pm - 5pm Sunday roasts are back!!!! 3 courses 9.95€ Choice of Lamb, Beef, Pork or Chicken new - Large SMoothieS & CoCKtaiLS Large Shaded Sun terraCe

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THIS MONTH Saturday 3rd October - Trapiche RBL ‘Poppy Appeal’ Quiz 10€ ticket inc. supper Friday 9th October - ‘Poppy Appeal’ Treasure Hunt 2€pp 31st October - Halloween Party 7 - 9pm FREE entrance - Games & Goodies SKY SPortS

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

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torrox Costa You may find me a little biased about Torrox Costa, as I live just up the road from there, in that little sleepy village called El Morche, but I’m not fibbing when I say that Torrox Costa is a great place for the beach, shopping, dining, sunbathing and bevies! The coastal area stretches for 3 kms and woven between the 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. Most of the town’s shops, bars and restaurants are situated along the Paseo Maritimo, or among the apartment buildings that worm back to the main coast road. 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. The main beach at Torrox Costa is Playa Ferrara, however other quieter and less crowded beaches in the area are Playa Peñoncillo and Playa Las Lindas. To the east of the main town, alongside the lighthouse, the new 'Balcon de Torrox' has been constructed as a lookout to the sea and headlands and with transparent flooring looking down on Roman remains. On the last Sunday before Christmas each year, Torrox holds its annual Migas Fiesta. Migas is a traditional dish for harvest workers, with a

base of corn flour, olive oil, water and garlic. More than 40,000 visitors attend the fiesta and each of them get to try migas, which is cooked in large frying pans throughout the town. All this while music and dance performances take place in the main square. If you’re looking to buy a property in Torrox Costa, pop in to Guido Bauer, Property Supermarket Spain, or Philipp Gerald. 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, Bella Sicilia, for pizzas, and when traditional British cuisine takes your fancy, Lews Fish & Chips. If you're after beauty treatments or pampering pay a visit to the salon of Rebecca Curtis, and if you need medical advice/treatment, Simple Care is there to help. For mobility equipment pop in to Blue Badge Mobility for a range of wheelchairs, scooters and stair lifts. See. Torrox Costa has everything you could possibly want, and more! Useful Numbers: Emergency Doctor: 061 Medical Centres: 952 538 271 / 952 530 013 Guardia Civil: 952 538 008 Local Police: 952 539 828 Emergency Police: 091 Taxis: 952 530 352 Tourist Office: 952 530 225 Town Council: 952 530 225 See our Special Spread on pages 32, 33 and 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 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 Friday 9th October, Poppy Appeal treasure Hunt, Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Call: 685 552 529


Car boot sale 1st Sunday of every month. Restaurant el Pantano. 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 CoraXalia International Choir performances, 4th October, San Isidro Church, Periana & 17th Oct, Iglesia Evangelina, Anoreta. Want to join the Choir? Tue evenings at 6pm. Contact Marisa or Sonia on 630 520 581.

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 ten Spanish boy’s and girl’s names Girl’s 1) Maria 2) Maria del Carmen 3) Carmen 4) Josefa 5) Isabel 6) Maria Dolores


Does your laptop get hot? Does it switch off for no apparent reason? Does it run too slow? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you probably need to cool it down with a Notebook Cool Pad. Your laptop simply sits on top and the three coloured fans keep it cool all the time it's switched on. It's Plug and Play and simply plugs into any USB port. It takes the power from the laptop, so it is as portable as you want and it's super quiet. You don't realise it's protecting your laptop and most importantly, your work, because if it turns off unexpectedly, you will lose it. You spend hundreds of euros on your laptop, so protect it now before it's too late. At just 15€ it's a must-have investment! See the Notebook Cool Pad working at the Farmers' markets, at Trapiche on Tuesdays, and Puente don Manuel on Fridays.

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amazing animals These prickly little creatures like to roll into a ball and I always compare them to a pin cushion. Yes, it's the hedgehog!

lied Hedgehog or Four-toed Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) and the North African Hedgehog (A. algirus).


hogs has seen a considerable increase in the last few years due to their apparently innocent and playful looks. Hedgehogs are difficult to maintain as pets due to their low resistance to climate and temperature changes, and their inability to adapt to enclosed environments.

live from three to four years in the wild, but as pets hedgehogs can live for ten years. They cannot see very well, but have good ears and a great sense of smell.


are awake at night (nocturnal) and are generally found curling up during the day under matted grass or in leaf piles, rocky places or holes in the ground. They may roll up into a tight ball when they hear an unfamiliar sound or movement.


display an unusual act when meeting an unfamiliar substance for the first time. They will lick the unfamiliar object repeatedly until a thick saliva forms in their mouth. They will then rub the excess saliva onto their skin and spines.

uTheir natural diet includes insects, slugs, snails, worms and, occasionally, small vertebrates and fruit. They sometimes kill and eat snakes.

uThe purchase of domesticated hedge-


2006, McDonald's changed the design of their McFlurry containers to be more hedgehog-friendly. Previously, hedgehogs would get their heads stuck in the container as they tried to lick the remaining food from inside the cup. Then, being unable to get out, they would starve to death.

uHedgehogs are a powerful form of pest control. A single hedgehog can keep an average garden free of pests by eating up to 200 grams of insects each night. It is common throughout the United Kingdom to see people attempting to lure hedgehogs into their gardens with treats and hedgehog-sized holes in their fences.


name 'hedgehog' came into use around the year 1450, derived from the Middle English 'heyghoge', from 'heyg', 'hegge' = hedge, because it frequents hedgerows, and 'hoge', 'hogge' = hog, from its piglike snout. uHedgehogs

are fairly vocal, and communicate not only in a series of grunts and snuffles, but sometimes in loud squeals (depending on species).

uThe most common pet species of hedgehog are hybrids of the White-bel-



Van & trailers. Light haulage, removals up to 25m3, car & boat transport. Vinuela based, 25 years experience. Local or anywhere in Europe. Regular Spain-UK-Spain trips. Phone 636 844 209 E-mail: Andalucian Property Consultants Since 1993

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the Facecloth

Eye welded to share'oscope, what does it see this month?!

There isn’t a woman alive today who won't have a giggle over this!

Firstly, the up-to-date stats (at time of going to print) for previous picks: Sepura bought for 32p now 51p Huntsworth bought for 32p now 82p Ferrexpo bought for 70p now 159p Northgate bought for 80p now 29p ex rights Trinity Mirror bought for 45p now 159p Bank of Ireland bought for 91p now 294p BATM bought for 39p now 47p Northern Foods bought for 64p now 72p. This month's share is DS Smith and 1030 have been purchased at 97p each. Mr Stockmarket says: "DS Smith is an international packaging company and the UK's leading producer of recycled paper board and manufacturer of corrugated packaging." Will you take his advice, based on his healthy track record?!

I was due for a cancer smear with the doctor later in the week. Early one morning, I received a call from the doctor's office to tell me that I had been rescheduled for that morning at 9:30am. I had only just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was already around 8:45am. The trip to his office took about 35 minutes, so I didn't have any time to spare. As most women do, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn't going to be able to make the full effort. So, I rushed upstairs, threw off my pyjamas, wet the facecloth that was sitting next to the sink, and gave myself a quick wash in that area to make sure I was at least presentable. I threw the facecloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment. I was in the waiting room for only a few minutes when I was called in. Knowing the procedure, as I'm sure you do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended that I was in Paris or some other place a million miles away. I was a little surprised when the doctor said, 'My, we have made an extra effort this morning, haven't we?' I didn't respond. After the appointment, I heaved a sigh of relief and went home. The rest of the day was normal - some shopping, cleaning, & cooking. After school when my 7 year old daughter was playing, she called out from the bathroom, 'Mummy, where's my facecloth?' I told her to get another one from the cupboard. She replied, 'No, I need the one that was here by the sink, it had all my glitter saved inside it.'


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Law of attraction By Lara Demkes, Law of Attraction Coach Everything in this universe runs under universal laws. You are already aware of some of these laws, for example the Law of Gravity, or the Law of Cause and Effect. Today there is a growing awareness about one of the lesser known universal laws, the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction is one of the most powerful laws in the universe. The simplest definition of this law is that you attract into your life whatever you give your attention, energy and focus to whether it’s positive or negative. That means you create your own reality and experiences. Have you ever noticed that sometimes what you need just falls into place? Or have you ever bumped into someone on the street just after you were thinking about them? This is all evidence of the Law of Attraction in your life. Similarly you hear of people that find themselves in unhappy relationships or situations over and over again. These too are examples of the Law of Attraction. Many people attract things into their lives by default, and because they are not conscience of what they are doing. This makes it difficult for them to change. When you become aware of the Law of Attraction you can learn to deliberately

attract more wealth, better health or your ideal partner. This is where I can help. Even as a child I knew the power of positive thinking, at school my friends would tease me and call me a witch because I had an uncanny way of “knowing” how things would turn out. In later years as I read more books I began to understand that I had been using the Law of Attraction without realising what I was doing. This prompted me to read and research everything I could on the subject. I wanted a better understanding of the process and principles so I could apply them with more deliberation. Since 2000, many articles and books have been written about the Law of Attraction, perhaps the most widely known was “The Secret” written by Rhonda Byrne in 2004. This has since been made into a DVD and translated into over 26 different languages. Lara is speaking at the Mind, Body & Spirit Festival, in Puerto Banus, on the 24th and 25th of October at 3pm. This takes place from midday to 9pm at the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel, Ctra N340, Puerto Banus (behind the casino). To book Lara’s Law of Attraction course, call her on 647 057 698, email or log on to

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Each month I write an article, as a student at BEM idiomas in Velez Malaga. The goal of Viviane and her team tutors, is to teach their many students to become bi-lingual in the most effective way possible. The goal of Viviane and her team is to help people become fluent and as confident as possible. You might be wondering how I can write an article every month on having a Spanish lesson. Well, there really is so much to share and you don’t realise how much you can learn until you attend a lesson at BEM. I have never been a particularly fast learner, but I have surprised myself as I, like some of you, thought that I would never be able to string a sentence together, make myself understood, understand a reply, or actually speak back. WOW, a miracle! That’s what it felt like at the time, such a feeling of intense happiness inside. It really did make my week!


Sandra, my lovely tutor, keeps telling me I must learn more vocabulary, as that is what enables one to understand more, write more and increase confidence with speaking. I thought I knew a lot of words, but obviously not enough to allow me to progress. So I thought maybe a few sessions on vocabulary might help us all! A ghostly theme, very apt for October. Ghost - Fantasma Witches - Brujas Broomstick - Escoba Candles - Velas Pumpkin - Calabaza Trick or Treat – Truco o Trato Fireworks – Fuegos Artificiales Goblins – Monstruos Spiders - Arañas Masks - Máscaras Fancy Dress - Disfraz Until next month enjoy learning! Pop in to BEM idiomas Camino Viejo de Malaga, 12C Velez Malaga and speak to Viviane or call: 952 54 92 33 See you there! See advert on page 94

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I developed a routine in Almayate. They were happy days that revolved around my plants and painting, exploring for the former, seeking inspiration for the latter. I got up at around 9am and opened the bedroom shutters to see the sea, the sandy beach, palm trees, blue skies, and birds. The sun was usually so strong that I had to put my hand to my forehead. I could see my plants spread out before me like an oriental carpet. I would stand there for about half an hour, hoping to spot dolphins, but it only happened once or twice a year when they were on their migratory route. I would then go downstairs and make myself the first cuppa of the day in a large mug. Then I would prepare toast, cereal, fresh fruit including melon, mangoes, peaches, oranges – all of which I would put on a tray and bring up to the balcony, very slowly. Sitting there, I would sip my tea, nibble my breakfast and learn some new Spanish words. It seemed to me that I only had room for a certain amount of Spanish words in my brain. Any new ones I learned replaced the ones I already knew, which were quickly forgotten, but I carried on in hope. I would then pace about on the balcony, shouting a few ‘Buenos Dias’ to passing neighbours, take a shower, take my medicines and begin painting whatever was on the upstairs easel. Then at 1pm, I would prepare a quick lunch and glass of tinto, which I would enjoy on the

balcony before going to the café for coffee to meet locals for chitchat. Home then for siesta until 5pm, after which I would have anothershower, water the garden, drink tea while admiring the plants, then wander through the paddy fields to the beach to fish until about 9pm. I’d come home then and watch a little TV. Then if I were too tired to cook, I would wander to the bodega for steak, chips and tinto. If I met friends, I would perhaps stay there until 2 or 3am, then stagger home to bed. This was the usual pattern but some days I didn’t feel like doing anything. Other days I would drive into the mountains to take photographs of the local fauna and flora, eat some packed lunch, do some sketches, pop to the garden centre and go home, full of ideas. Then I would get my sketchpad and prepare for painting, sometimes until midnight, eating only sandwiches before bed. Occasionally I would get up, go to the café for a cheese roll and coffee and head for the beach. I’d take a chair, a beach mat, a bottle of water, some fresh fruit, bait from the freezer and a notebook and pen. Then I would spend the whole day, throwing the line into the water and dreaming writing, fishing, and bathing.

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the word Queen Are you writing a book? Perhaps you dream of having this book published? You delight in picturing it on the shelves of book shops across the UK and Spain, or even the world. The Word Queen writing & publishing services makes dreams come true. Whether you’re writing fiction, children’s, or even a how to, non-fiction style book, your work will benefit from a make over by The Word Queen. She offers general proofreading to check for spelling, punctuation and grammar, line editing for a thorough look at each and every sentence formation, or a full critique service, combining all the above, plus structure, plot, theme, dialogue and the other elements that give birth to a bestseller. For those who are ready to send their manuscript to publishers and agents, why not take advantage of our Submissions Package? It could be argued that the synopsis and introduction letter are the most important aspects of your work. It’s imperative that these parts are perfectly written and presented. We also offer author websites, book printing, cover design, various marketing packages and in the future, a whole lot more! Our logo and website will be ready soon. In the meantime call 610 976 284 for quotes and questions. 48

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It was mid month and I was feeling a little stressed, with The Sentinella deadline fast approaching. With summer disappearing before my eyes and winter approaching, my skin looked dry and it was in need of a small miracle. I called Mo at the Hotel Riu Ferrara, Torrox Costa, who suggested that her ‘Secret Anti-Age Facial’ would do the trick. On arriving at the Riu I was amazed how big and spectacular it was. Mo explained that they offer treatments to guests and non-residents all year round. Only the finest 100 per cent natural products are used in all facial and body treatments to maximise the results. Mo explained the 'Secret Anti-Age Facial’ was "a neuro cosmetic treatment using Endorphin activating products and facial reflexology with rose crystals, to improve the appearance of skin and give a light lifting effect." She said: "The aim of all our treatments is to stimulate the senses, reduce stress and enhance your vitality." Just what I needed! Mo’s salon was quaint and cosy and it smelt lovely. The relaxing music in the background was very calming. I knew straight away I was going to enjoy the experience. The pampering lasted 60 minutes and proved the most magnificent face mask that I have ever seen.The rose crystals offered a delightful cold sensation as they were massaged across my face. I had a brilliant glow for days. At the Hotel Rui Ferrara you can also enjoy Swedish Massage, Indian Head Masage, Hot Stone massage, Reflexology, Anti-Cellulite Body Wraps, Facials, Pedicures and Manicures. The internationally qualified and experienced team has been working together since March 2009 and has perfected a range of treatments to make clients feel wonderful. Visit them in the hotel, downstairs by the indoor pool. Why not explore what they have on offer and pamper yourself, or buy a voucher for someone else? I'm glad I did! See main advert on page 16

After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied, ‘That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, I wanted to stay with you guys.’ A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they were on the way to church service, ‘And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?’ One bright little girl replied, ‘Because people are sleeping.’ A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. ‘If Jesus were sitting here, he would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.’ Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, ‘Ryan, you be Jesus!’ A father was at the beach with his children when his four-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore where a seagull lay dead in the sand. ‘Daddy, what happened to him?’ the son asked. ‘He died and went to Heaven.’ the Dad replied. The boy thought a moment and then said, ‘Did God throw him back down?’

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growing Old Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favourite fast food when you were growing up?' 'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.' 'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?' 'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained. ! 'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.' By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table. But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it : My parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis (Don't think they existed in Lincolnshire), set foot on a golf course, travelled out of the country (Well my Dad went to Iceland and France - as a soldier in WW2) or had a credit card (cos they didn't exist!) My parents never drove me to school. (We never had a car as neither ever learned to drive). I had a bicycle (second hand) that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow). We didn't have a television in our house until I was 9 - for the Coronation. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at about 10pm, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 5pm with Children's Hour and then the BBC News. There was no locally produced news as there were no local TV stations, in fact there was only the BBC1 channel! I never had a telephone in my room. We never had a telephone! I paid for telephone installation in my parents' home when I was about 32 so they could phone for the doctor when they were ill and I could contact them from abroad 50

easily. That was about 1976! It had a dial that you had to turn for each number. Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was - early every morning, in glass bottles. I never saw a pizza until I was about 36! All newspapers were delivered by boys. They had to get up at 6am every morning. Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or anything offensive. Cinemas usually screened 2 films each sitting - a 'B' film (had minor actors and lasted about an hour) followed by 'Pathe Pictorial News'. There was then an interval of about 15 minutes when ladies would walk the aisles selling ice creams from a tray. The main 'A' film, featuring famous film stars, was them screened and lasted at least 90 minutes. If it was a 'full feature' film, there would be no B film and the interval/ice creams would come during the film itself. Throughout the showing, usherettes would walk the aisles and flash their torched to ensure there was no 'hankie-pankie'! One of our two cinemas has double seats in the back row! If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing. Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it? How many do you remember? *Head lights dimmer switches on the floor. *Ignition switches on the dashboard. *Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards. *Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner. *Using hand signals for cars without turn signals. *Gas lights in my grandmother's home and in the street outside my home

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Very nice and typical andalusia village house (66m2), 3 beds, 1 bath, new reformed, compl. Furnished, store room, beautiful views to the mountains. €59,000 ChiLChEs ref.:1308 Beautiful chalet (74m2) with fantastic views to the med. sea and the surrounding mountains, 2 beds, 2 baths, open fire place, several terraces (178m2 plot), a /c heating, fully furnished, ff-kitchen, communal pool and tennis, only 3.5 km to the beach. rEDUCED €169,000 CaLEta DE VELEZ ref.:1349 nice House (75m2) with beautiful sea and mountains views, 2 beds, 1 bath, reformed, living room with open fire place, posi. make 1 bedroom and pool (320m2 plot), near to the beach. rEDUCED €180,000 aLgarrOBO COsta ref.: 2122 Beautiful corner terraced house (106m2) at 100m to the beach, 2 beds, 2 baths, several terraces, ff- kitchen , semi furnished, pvc windows , BBQ , garage, 130m2 plot, communal pool and garden. rEDUCED


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Are you worried about having a building contractor working on your home? You don’t know who to use and have heard all the horror stories. Are you concerned about the cost? TIME AND MATERIALS is a new concept in building and interior works. w You pay for all materials and deliveries at COST and you are given all receipts, saving you 25-40% mark up costs. w You pay a fixed daily rate per man which is negotiated with you personally. w You are financially in control at all times and know exactly what your money is being spent on. w If your circumstances change you can terminate the project at any time without any problems or settlement issues. w That big project that you thought you couldn’t afford may be possible in separate stages throughout the year. Ideal for on-going maintenance, holiday homes, letting agents.... Call Paul on 650 631 650 or Mark on 661 713 238 and arrange a meeting to discuss your project, or maybe you would consider speaking to one of our clients for a reference. The Hotel Palacio Blanco in Velez Malaga is our main client and is available as a reference

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This year it seemed as if summer arrived overnight and it certainly appears to have left in the same way, much to the delight of all of the farmers in Benamargosa! For you gardeners we now have sacks of horse manure available ready for the autumn planting. The recent rains arrived at exactly the right time for the harvesting of mangoes. Fortunately the slopes of drying raisins were all carefully covered and protected so the villagers were able to continue snipping as normal once the sun returned. As with so many of these fruits, we tend to drive by them every day and take them for granted so I thought it would be quite nice to find out a little bit more from local growers about what it actually entails to be a mango farmer. Mangoes originated in south eastern Asia where they have grown for more than 4,000 years and they are now grown in more than 111 tropical and subtropical countries, the biggest producing country being India. Mangoes found their way to Africa during the 16th century and later, via Portuguese ships, to Brazil, where they were recorded by Captain Cook in 1768. Of the many varieties of mango it is the Osteen which is unique to the European continent. Originally from Florida, it is now grown in our own little subtropical coastal climate of the Axarquia between Malaga and Granada. Mangoes are very resistant to disease due to their thick stem and apart from the exceptionally low temperatures a few winters back, they are suited to this area. The frosts damaged the young shoots and twigs leaving many young trees for dead, some farmers losing whole hillsides of trees, although some were able to regraft on to the surviving stocks. Seventy nine per cent of the locally cultivated fruit

are Tommy Atkins, but with fierce competition from the South Americans, our local farmers are gradually turning over to the Osteen which has the added bonus of a thicker skin, thus giving it a longer shelf life. As with the lemons (we have Pepe’s ecological lemons available in the shop) it is important to check that you are buying locally produced fruit. Support our local farmers! Most of us are very lucky and have generous neighbours who keep us supplied with fresh produce so with four sacks of mangoes at my disposal I’ve bought a lot of vinegar and have been busy bottling chutney. With so much chutney to use up the logical step is to eat curry and so LA VAQUERIA CURRY NIGHT was born! Every second Thursday of each month we now serve home made curries, side dishes, breads and starters. Help yourself for just 7,20€ and bring your own booze! Guaranteed to be an affordable enjoyable evening. Meanwhile, with Christmas looming, I have ordered huge amounts of blank cards and cello bags at very competitive prices, not just for those of you who enjoy card making as a hobby for your friends and family, but for the more professional card maker with market stalls, etc, I think you’ll find it is worth a visit. Have a chat over a cuppa with a slice of cake, or stop for lunch whilst you browse and ponder the many new products on offer. Once again, many thanks to all of you lovely people who have visited this month, both regulars and new comers and a special thanks to Elaine, a local mango producer, for her invaluable advice on mango cultivation. See main advert opposite

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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…

they could have done with some TLC. The food and staff were once again really good. We had an afternoon drive and had a close encounter with some enormous elephants who walked right in

Part 3 Day three and now for what we really went for! We were up at 5.30am and off on safari. We travelled in a small minibus with just our friends and the driver to Tsavo East, about two hours from Mombasa, where we entered “the bush”. The roof of the van was raised so we could stand up for a better view of the animals and it wasn’t long before we saw zebras, giraffes, elephants and even a sleeping lion. Whenever an animal was spotted there was great excitement and lots of camera clicking, and we all soon caught the bug of “who can spot the next animal”. We drove until lunch time when we arrived at our first lodge, the Voi, which had the most fantastic views over the plains, and a large water hole where the animals came to drink. There was an abundance of monkeys running around us, especially in the dining room. They almost seemed tame, but we were told that they can be very vicious, so we kept

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front of our van. But the highlight of the day came when we spotted three lionesses lying on some rocks, eyeing up a herd of zebra, selecting one for their supper. We stopped beside them and we were snapping away excitedly, when my mobile phone rung. I couldn’t believe it and neither could the person on the other end when I told her I was in front of a lion in Kenya! We watched the lions stalking the zebras for a long time, taking their time crawling on their bellies and eventually splitting up so they surrounded the zebras. They seemed oblivious to the dozen or so vans that had appeared out of nowhere to watch them. Unfortunately (or not) for us, it was getting dark by this time, and the vans cannot be out in the bush at night, so we had to return to the lodge without seeing what happened next. When we counted up how many animals and birds we had seen on our first day, it came to an impressive twenty-one different species. Read part four next month….

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Let’s Dance Five dance venues on the Costa del Sol LetsDanceRoc, the dance club that teaches ‘Modern Jive’ here on the coast, now teaches 150 people every week to look good on the dance floor. ‘Modern Jive’, also known by the brand name CEROC or the French word LeROC, is the dance phenomenon that has gone global in just 10 years, the UK alone now has over 400 ‘Modern Jive’ venues. LetsDanceRoc, our own Costa del Sol ‘Modern Jive’ dance club, has already grown to five venues and has 25 experienced instructors known as CREW. Every night of the week, for three hours, the LetsDanceRoc CREW teach people from all nationalities and ages ranging from 17 – 70 to look good on the dance floor. With the ‘Party Season’, which means Christmas and New Year’s parties, fast approaching; the LetsDanceRoc venues, which stretch from Torrox Costa to the east and Duquesa to the west, are teaching more people every week. Modern Jive is a fusion of Jiving and Salsa. Its worldwide popularity is because it is easy to learn and just four moves, which can be taught in one evening, look good when ‘looped’ into a dance routine and the fact that the same moves can be danced to slow romantic music as well as to good old fashion ‘Rock and Roll’.

The key to the club’s popularity is not just its success at teaching absolute, ‘two left footed’ beginners to look dead cool on any dance floor, but its ability to make every dance evening three hours of ‘real fun’. From the moment they walk through the door new members are immediately looked after by a CREW member. LetsDanceRoc evenings are extremely sociable. Half the members turn up with partners and half come on their own knowing that, because of the way the teaching is organised, they will dance with most people during the evening and soon know everyone there. The club is very proud of the amount of friendships and romances that have resulted from their dance classes and the number of people on the coast that now look good on the dance floor – confirmed by the new signs...

Confirmation of LetsDanceRoc’s success here on the coast. Read more on page 53

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Dining at azafran Bill Hutton has written two books romantic comedies - or Chic-lit under the pen name of Holly Denham - which have now been translated into 8 different languages and are being compared to Bridget Jones Diary. He has moved to Spain, near Vinuela and is now involved in the opening of a new restaurant close by in Alcaucin ( Below he shares some thoughts about being a Dad and his own childhood. I was nervous. I didn’t trust this new ‘specialist’ my parents had found. It was the summer of 1977 and things were about to take a turn for the worst. Looking back to those days of my childhood and being a relatively new father (she’s two in September) I realise now I

am about to find out what PAYBACK really means. I have no doubt that my little daughter already knows how to play me off against my wife. My wife is a full on – attention seeking performer – I don’t mean she’s ever been on the stage, I mean she just knows how to milk an audience and get exactly what she wants, BUT she is a novice compared to my nearly two-year-old. This leads me to be afraid. Oh yes. To put this neatly into context – I was such an attention seeker myself that I managed to convince a string of specialists, teachers and parents that I was deaf for a year, when I was eight. I managed to justify this in my head (and to my parents ever since) by saying I had an over active imagination, with no outlet, and now I get to write, I have one. This of course is absolute TOSH. I was just a little GIT. They thought I had begun to read lips a

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smokey Joe’s

a desperate attempt to understand people. My school was informed and I had the best in hearing aids and my friend's crisps. I would be stone deaf within the month, and that was that. So there I was at the end of this corridor in Harley Street (my parents had forked out a lot of money over that year) watching this lady specialist talk to my mum. All the other specialists had been men, not sure if this has anything to do with it, but she was different right from the outset – no headphones, no bleepy thing, no chance for me to sadly shake my head each time a loud buzzing noise nearly deafened me. The tears were actually real. It's difficult keeping your head still and your face straight when someone screams in your ear. The new woman just put me at the end of a long corridor, covered her lips with her hand and quietly said; ‘I wonder if the poor little cherub would like some ice-cream??” I screamed ‘YES PLEASE!” from the other end of the corridor…. AAAAAGGH caught! I imagine she was a mother and had this unnerving instinct for little gits like me. I had a lot of explaining to do and a lot of rather miffed friends wanting a years worth of sweets and crisps. If you like chic-lit, good food, or just want to know how to fake an illness; then do come and see me. I'll be standing on the beautiful flowered terrace overlooking Lake Vinuela of the Azafran Restaurant - yes that was a plug (evenings from Weds to Sunday) Bill - advert on back inside cover

SMOKEY JOE’S - “Your One Stop Wood Burner Shop” As the summer gently drifts away and the rain threatens, thoughts are turning towards the winter months ahead. The staff at Smokey Joe’s have been working hard to source a range of products that bring warmth and style into your home, while offering great value for money. Based in Antequera, means we are well situated to service all areas, from coastal to inland with our complete wood burner experience To keep prices competitive Smokey Joe’s do not have a store. Our products are displayed at the Coin and Mollina markets and they can also be viewed at Bed Linen Direct, in Villanueva De La Concepcion. We offer a full wood burner supply and fitting service and we also cater for those who wish to re-site their existing burner, re-new their existing pipe work, or refurbish their old burner. Smokey Joe's provides wood for burning and for customers who do not require our fitting service we offer wood burners priced on supply and delivery only. So with designs to enhance any living space, prices to suit all budgets, and a second to none installation service, Smokey Joe’s is the obvious choice for keeping you warm this winter and beyond. Email: See our advert on page 59

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sky Card News

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The great Sky changeover People keep asking me the same question: ‘What do I do, when my Sky card needs changing?’

A man was driving down the road and ran out of gas. Just at that moment, a bee flew in his window. The bee said, 'What seems to be the problem?' 'I'm out of gas,' the man replied. The bee told the man to wait right there and flew away. Minutes later, the man watched as an entire swarm of bees flew to his car and into his gas tank. After a few minutes, the bees flew out. 'Try it now,' said one bee. The man turned the ignition key and the car started right up. 'Wow!' the man exclaimed, 'what did you put in my gas tank'? The bee answered, BP.

Over the next ten months or so, most blue cards in Sky Digital Boxes will need to be exchanged for white cards. For those with a card registered at a UK address, the new card will automatically arrive in the post at that address. If your card has been issued under a locally administered contract here in Spain you will need to contact the original local provider, who should then obtain the new card for you. For those who have cards without an address, at some point a message will appear on your television screen saying, ‘insert your new Sky Viewing Card. At this time you will also lose some channels from the main menu. What can you do next? Contact a Sky installer who will then provide you a new card, as and when they become available. As an alternative why not take the opportunity to change your receiver for a new High Definition FreeSat Digital Receiver? This will not only give you a High Definition picture for free but also means NO CARD, NO SUBSCRIPTION and NO CONTRACT. This means there is no need to worry about this card changeover or any future card changes that may occur. For more information on the changeover, go to channel 998 on your Sky remote handset. This will explain what to do with your new card when it arrives. Article submitted by Sat.Co Tel: 657 484 853 See advert on page 42

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Need a Dentist? As a semi retired British dentist practising in Spain I feel no obligation to respect professional “omerta”. So I have no qualms in telling patients exactly how it is. As the press has exposed, some NHS dentists are earning 300k p.a. Hence, I am often asked “what are you doing here?” We all know quality of life has no price and it doesn’t cost much to live, but it costs a lot to discover that for ourselves. As they are paid by piecework those dentists must be moving at a greater rate of knots than the racehorses that whisked me around the racetracks of the UK. In my former life as a jockey I was christened Dr. Death; only because of my riding tactics I hasten to add. I would be a bit concerned about anyone who liked going to the dentist, but trusting your dentist to use his skill and training to help you maintain a healthy mouth is a necessity. Is it wishful thinking that your dentist diagnoses problems and recommends a treatment plan, unmotivated by money? I am see-

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ing many Brits here who have conscientiously been going for their scale and polish in the UK, mainly on the NHS. I don’t think it necessary to visit the dentist in such a way. Going only when you are in pain is also dumb.A brush whizzing around on a drill is almost useless, especially as I have yet to find anyone who knows how to brush correctly, and almost everyone has varying degrees of gum disease. This varies from occasional bleeding gums to chronic infection and receding gums. What amazes me is that generally these patients tell me that no dentist has paid much attention to this before. They just let him get on with it. It’s almost as if they have gone for a meeting with the pope and they know their place. Extensive treatments including implants, crowns and bridges are much cheaper here than the UK so you are hugely welcome. Just make sure the dentist you use is experienced. Feel free to ask me for advice at Clininca Europa (see advert on page 29) or call me (see my advert above)

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it’s a golfer’s Life

The following may not be funny to all, but they’re very true *Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle, followed by a good bottle of beer. *Golf! You hit down to make the ball go up. You swing left and the ball goes right. The lowest score wins. And on top of that, the winner buys the drinks *Golf is harder than baseball. In golf, you

have to play your foul balls. *If you find you do not mind playing golf in the rain, the snow, even during a hurricane, here's a valuable tip: your life is in trouble. *Golfers who try to make everything perfect before taking the shot rarely make a perfect shot. *A "gimme" can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers ...neither of whom can putt very well. *An interesting thing about golf is that no matter how badly you play; it is always possible to get worse. *Golf's a hard game to figure. One day you'll go out and slice it and shank it, hit into all the traps and miss every green. The next day you go out and for no reason at all you really stink. *If your best shots are the practice swing and the "gimme putt", you might wish to reconsider this game. *Golf is the only sport where the most feared opponent is you. *Golf is like marriage: If you take yourself too seriously it won't work, and both are expensive. *The best wood in most amateurs' bags is the pencil.


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Film review District 9 District 9 proves that sci-fi thrillers don't have to be star-studded to be visually compelling and thoroughly entertaining. With its clever documentary style, this is the most imaginative science-fiction movie to come along in years. Amid the suspense and action, there is a heartfelt commentary on xenophobia, corporate greed and apartheid. The title refers to the makeshift home in South Africa to which more than a million aliens have been consigned since coming to Earth two decades earlier. Their mother ship hovered over Johannesburg for months before a race of aliens emerged. Because the aliens resemble large crustaceans, people began to refer to them as "prawns." When we meet Wikus van der Merwe, he seems like an officious civil servant. He works for a huge corporation called Multi-National United (MNU) and is married to Tania, the daughter of a company boss. Wikus is assigned to head the massive eviction of aliens from District 9, during which he contracts a virus that changes his DNA. He is soon a wanted man. MNU wants him for reasons pertaining to alien technology, as do predatory Nigerian gangsters. Wikus evolves from smug pencil-pusher to terrorised victim to compassionate hero in a believable way.

Job Vacancy Mujibar was trying to get a job in India. The Personnel Manager said, 'Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except one. Unless you pass it, you cannot qualify for this job.' Mujibar said, 'I am ready.' The manager said, 'Make a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink and Green .' Mujibar thought for a few minutes and said, ‘Mister manager, I am ready' The manager said, 'Go ahead.' Mujibar said, 'The telephone goes green, green, and I pink it up, and say, Yellow, this is Mujibar.' Mujibar now works at a call centre. No doubt you have spoken to him. I know I have.

Star Rating *****/***** (a must-see)

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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swine Flu News just in ... wI called the Swine Flu hotline - all I got was crackling wI heard that the first symptom is that you come out in rashers. wAnother is that you get the trotts. wI woke up with pig tails this morning ... Should I be worried? wThe doctor asked me how long I'd had the symptoms of Swine Flu. I said it must have been about a Weeeeeeeeeeeek! wApparently my mate's got Swine Flu - I think he's just telling porkies! wThe only known cure for Swine Flu in humans has been found to be the liberal application of oinkment.

wIf you get an email about Swine Flu delete it as it’s only SPAM. wSwine flu however, is not a problem for the pigs because they're all going to be cured anyway! wNews Flash .... This just in. The world's religious leaders have issued a joint declaration that the Swine Flu pandemic is the start of the aporkalypse. wSwine flu has now mixed with bird flu. Scientists say they will find a cure when pigs fly. wI just heard on the news that, "Swine Flu could potentially be a threat to every single person in the world". Well it's a good thing I'm married then, isn't it? wThis is not a time for panic. It is no pig deal. It is a mild hamdemic, don't believe the spam you're getting.

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Countries of world

Life Pics

Number twelve in our A-Z list of Countries around the world is where Europe meets Asia....

Some pictures say it best. The real meanings of words. Innocence

Azerbaijan Population - 8,300,000 Language - Azerbaijani Located - SE Europe Capital City - Baku Currency - Manat Religion - Muslim Main Exports - Chemicals Literacy Rate - 99% Life Expectancy - 70 years G.D.P. Per Capita - 5,349 US$ Total Area - 86,600 Sq KM Rescued Famous for - It has been famed for its oil springs and natural gas sources since ancient times, when Zoroastrians, for whom fire is an important symbol, erected temples around burning gas vents in the ground. Biggest Celebrity - Garry Kasparov has the honour. He became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985. National Sports -Horseriding, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Football Interesting Facts - Around the middle of the nineteenth century the world's first oil well was drilled near Baku. By the beginning of the 20th century Azerbaijan was supplying almost half of the world's oil. In 1879 the Nobel brothers (from Sweden) set up an oil company in Azerbaijan. The Nobel Prize was partly funded with revenue from the oil production business in Baku. 86


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Do a A new low cost way to buy and sell everything in Spain! is the new easy, low cost way to buy and sell virtually anything online in Spain. The idea was originated by Michael Russell, who moved to the Costa del Sol recently. In the process he discovered how time consuming it was to sell his old items. “I wanted to make the site easy to use,” said Michael. “Some other online auction sites aren’t for me. When I buy something, I want to ring the advertiser, have a chat, see lots of photos and make an offer.” After countless unsuccessful trips to the Sunday market to sell old items, Michael has spent the best part of the summer designing His result is a

very easy-to-use concept. Take a look at its key features: - No credit cards needed, pay using your phone. Very secure without the need to divulge personal data. *Easy to use. Place an ad (no cost for trying). Each step is simply explained. *One price for everyone. Ads are displayed by age, so everyone gets their chance to be listed at the top. If it takes time to sell your item you can boost your ad. Doing so guarantees placement at the top of the listings. *Lots of photos included for one price. *A real time classified advert listing in English for the whole of Spain. Do a what? Do A Deal today! Log on to For more information contact Michael at

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Older than Dirt!

Dumb Questions

Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about. Ratings at the bottom.

1) Do files get embarrassed when they get unzipped?

1. Candy cigarettes 2. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes 3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles 4. Party lines on the telephone 5. Newsreels before the movie 6. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels [if you were fortunate]) 7. Peashooters 8. Howdy Doody 9. 45 RPM records - or 78RPM if you are really old! 10. Hi-fi's - or huge record players that had to be wound up! 11. Metal ice trays with lever 12. Blue flashbulb 13. Cork popguns 14. Dolly tubs and dolly pegs 15. Wash tub wringers 16. Rationing after WW2 17. NHS dried milk and delicious orange juice 18. Knife and scissor sharpener who went from door to door 19. Rag and bone men with horse and cart 20. Imps - tiny box of black liquorice pellets - delicious - but made your tongue black!

2) Do fish get thirsty? 3) Do hummingbirds hum because they don't know the words? 4) Do hungry crows have ravenous appetites? 5) Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? 6) Do jellyfish get gas from eating jellybeans? 7) Do people in Australia call the rest of the world 'up over'? 8) Do pilots take crash-courses? 9) Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as "4's"?

If you remembered 0-3 You're still young If you remembered 3-6 You are getting older If you remembered 7-10 Don't tell your age If you remembered 11-15 You're older than dirt!

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andalusian rental services Andalusian Rental Services is under new management and the new owner is Teri Spears-Ball. Teri fell in love with the Axarquia region during a holiday in 2004. Several holidays later and after a career in Retail Management and Property in the UK, Teri finally made the dream a reality and moved here in 2007. She started renting out her own cortijo as a holiday cottage and after two fully booked seasons, started looking for a business to build. Andalusian Rental Services was the perfect opportunity. "I have a very low boredom threshold, and thrive on challenge and pressure.� Said Teri. “Running a business in tough economic times, in a different country whilst learning a new language is definitely a challenge. My desire is to provide customers of Andalusian Rental

Services with a level of customer service which exceeds expectations. So, no pressure!" Andalusian Rental Services provides customers with a range of services which include: Property Letting for long and short term Property Management, including: Changeovers/Cleaning Pool Cleaning Welcome packs and, perhaps most importantly Finding the right home for you, either for the long or short term. Whether you are looking for a home to rent, have a house to rent, or need a reliable service for your property management, visit our website: or email: or call us on 662 466 249 See main advert opposite

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provides a specialist ser vice in property rentals * Holiday Rentals * Long and Short term Rentals A range of ser vices, which include: * Cleaning for changeovers *Pool Cleaning *Airport pick up *Welcome Pack Personal attention for letting or renting your home. Contact Teri on 662 466 249 email:

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 on Saturday & Sunday mornings 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 visit our web site at

Las Nenas Kennels

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

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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.

Tattoos & Piercing ***NEW LOCATION***

Mon - Fri 12pm - 8pm Sat Appointments only (Roundabout next to Unicaja) Torrox Costa Tel: 656 752 990

OwN LaBOratOrY Mo - Th: 9.30-13.30 & 16.00-20.00 Fri: 9.30-16.30 Avd. Andalucia 157- Torre del Mar Appointments (:952 547 251

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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

Choose your frame from 500 models of the best trademarks and get them with organic lenses & antireflex

Please note we are no longer working out of the algarrobo premises. But you can enjoy great offers at our torre del Mar branch

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- Very competitive rates - single items to a whole truck load for meats, cheeses etc. We are currently looking for agents in Andalucia to help sell this service.

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thE aLUMiNiUM hiNgED sCrEEN *A simple but very effective screen *Powder coated decorative profile *Suitable for Internal or External applications *Also American style swing doors at the Mosquito screen Company, we now manufacture all types of screens, from aluminium sliders, roller Blinds and the above. we also deliver to the trade and public within 3 days of order.

NOW INTRODUCING: Aluminium Double Glazed Windows & Doors Balcony Enclosures in Double Glazing or Mosquito Screening Come and see me at the Indoor Farmers Market Trapiche every Tuesday. We also guarantee we will not be beaten on price or quality. For more information or free quotation, please call:

Tel/Fax: 952 573 577 / 690 296 952 / 638 499 140 or 665 392 299 Email: Or visit our website:

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star signs Mystic Mag unscrews the lid of her knowledge jar and shares her wisdom with the rest of us… Capricorn – Avoid looking through windows of the domed variety or this could cause severe head injuries. Stick to square or rectangle shaped. Lucky sign – Blinds Aquarius – When compared to an animal some say you are rather like a mole, which as we all know find it difficult to see ahead. Your mole like attributes may be more pronounced at this time. Lucky sign – Digging Pisces – Investments you decide to make this month will be money well spent and you may find you receive an unbelievable return on your dosh. Lucky sign – Property Aries – Romantically not much has been going down for you Arians of late, but the tide looks set to change and you could soon be surrounded by tender love and candles. Lucky sign – Kisses Taurus – Sometimes it would do you good to get down off your high horse. Other times it would do you better to get back up there. Lucky sign – A camel Gemini – Your health and fitness are at all an time high so make sure the trend continues and keep on doing what you’re currently doing – it obviously works!

Lucky sign – Flying monkeys Cancer – Debt is something we all try to avoid but you seem to receive more than your fair share. Try spending less. Lucky sign – Dancing salsa style Leo – Rather than the cat who got the cream, right now you’re acting more like the dog with got the dregs. What would you really prefer? Lucky sign – Beans (not Heinz) Virgo – Not many parts of life are golden, but friendship is, so make sure you keep in contact with yours or else in a few years time you could be Billy No Mates. Lucky sign – Marbles Libra – Fancy dress has never interested you but hop along to that house party you have been invited to and you could meet your prince or princess. Lucky sign – A fistful of dollars Scorpio – Out of the current projects you have on the go, no less than all of them are geared for success at some point in the future. Some are closer to succeeding than you know! Lucky sign – Celebrations Sagittarius – The grim reaper is back and it’s not attractive. Where has Mr/Mrs Party happy go lucky dude/dudess gone? Get him/her back! Lucky sign – Loud music If it’s your Birthday this month avoid coming into contact with too many trees. Stick to people if I were you ;-)

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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar - October events 5th Film Night Showing "Australia", 12th Centre Closed, 22nd Trip to Gibraltar, 29th Fashion Event-Designer Labels & Quality clothes on sale. Every Mon - 3pm-5pm German speaking afternoon, Every Wed 3pm-5pm Art Group, Every Thurs - 3pm Reflexology - Informal Classes, Every Fri 11am-1pm Coffee morning, Boutique & Library, Every Sat - 5pm Catholic Church service, Every Sun - 9:30am Anglican Church Service. Deposits required for all trips & events. For more information tel 952 543 334. Avendia Moscatel No. 1, “I”, Torre del Mar. RBL - Trapiche Branch meets every Wednesday at 12 noon in El Trapiche Restaurant. October events: 3rd Quiz night at Bar Atila Puente don Manuel 7th Monthly lunch at El trapiche Restaurant 14th Skittles, 21st Beetle drive, 28th Annual General Meeting at El Trapiche Restaurant, 31st Hallow’een Party at El Trapiche Restaurant. General information: Gordon Reith 951 239 366, Social info: Pat Burns 672 366 376, Bookings: Gloria Hollocks 618 456 056 or at El Trapiche. Welfare: Sue Reith 680 764 130 RBL - Torre del Mar Branch meet each Wednesday at La Vega Restaurant, Torre del Mar (next to Mercadona). Everyone is assured of a warm welcome. We arrange a varied social calendar with bus trips to interesting places. We also arrange monthly trips to Gibraltar and occasional trips to Fuengirola market stopping at the Iceland store on the return journey. The Branch has an active gardening group as well as a sewing group. We look forward to seeing you at our meet-


ings or on out trips. We are now taking bookings for our 5 day trip to Toledo and Salamanca in September, a trip not to miss. To book trips please contact Merryll: 663658354 PLEASE NOTE: We still pick up passengers from the Hotel Romero at Puente Don Manuel. Come Dancing for Cudeca 1st Anniversary Supper Dance ONLY 10 euros, Saturday 24th October, 7pm for 7.30pm - late, Ballroom, Sequence, Latin plus two Scottish dances, fish or chicken supper included. Come along and have fun while supporting a very worthy cause. For more info contact Joyce 616046713 or Mike 952 510 18 or email: Swimming Classes for Babies & Children in Nerja. Re-started on 14th September. Fun and games as well as expert instruction! Checkout the website for info, photos & videos. Adult beginner and improver lessons as well. or call Virginia: 662 463 452 / 952 533 236 Travelling companions - October events 15th - Picturesque outing through orange and lemon groves to the spectacular gorges and lakes of El Chorro. Lunch with wine and water, visit to Malaga Supermarket 39€. 22nd October - Visit to the famous city of Seville 35€. 26th - 29th - Half-board, wine and water at the beautiful Parador in Cadiz. Visiting, Algeciras, Cape Trafalgar, Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez, a bodega and clock museum etc. (Horse show optional extra)395€ each, sharing, 455€single. 200€ each, deposit. Bookings: Cafeteria El Pasaje, Pasaje Cantarero (Near Bus Station), Nerja, Tuesday & Friday 11.00 - 12.30. Trips in aid of Cudeca. Tel: 95 252 5891. Your support helps a terminally ill cancer patient - THANK YOU Have you always wanted to draw and paint? Call top international artist/tutor Heather Gail Harman B.A Hon in association with Conte a Paris. Call: 951 167 146 / 628 306 371

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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 Colmenar Gym, fitness/pilates classes, weight/circut training, fully equipped gym. Contact Carol 659 295 346 email: 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 mem-

orable 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. The next meeting, will be held during the 4th week of October and it may be a morning meeting this month, in order to have time to get to know one another and have more discussion time. Jenny is surprised at the versatility and enthusiasm of the group and one of the suggested topics was sound – yet to be confirmed. If you are interested in learning about how to improve your health, or joining in discussions on different therapies, come and 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. Our next dance is on Saturday 10th October El Trapiche Restaurant 7.30pm - midnight, 12€ per head, choice of menu and 2 jugs of Tinto verano per table. 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. Trip to Fuengirola Market and Iceland, 29th Sept, pick up point Lidol's,Algarrobo leaving at 08.30 am. Call Gail 951 167 400 / 626 370 695

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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

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

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Puzzle Pages get Quizical

hey Diddle riddle

1. Who wrote the play "Loot"?

1. What travels the world but stays in a corner?

2. What was boxer Joe Louis's original surname? 3. 71% of the sun is composed of which element? 4. Des Moines is the capital of which U.S. state? 5. Which Norwegian painter, painted "The Scream" in 1893? 6. Who was the goddess of youth and the spring in Greek Mythology? 7. Paramaribo is the capital of which South American republic? 8. What is an oenophile? 9. What is the name of the white twopiece cotton costume worn in judo?

2. Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. And whoever knows it wants it not. What is it? 3. Who can shave 25 times a day and still have a beard? 4. Where can you find an instance of yesterday being after today? 5. A man was outside taking a walk when it began to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen? 6. I was framed, yet I didn't commit a crime and the person who framed me commited no crime. How is this possible?

10. What in Scotland is a hoast? Answers on bottom of page 106



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Crossword Two sets of clues but the same answer

Cryptic Clues ACROSS

Coffee time ACROSS

1 Building for vehicle making Georgia rant (6) 4 Trifling insult (6) 7 Lads confusing yobs (4) 8 Pest making conservationist dash (8) 9 A lender incredibly well-educated (7) 12 Steal from man (3) 14 Journalist, man, with one short Conservative (6) 15 PC, Neil, breaking writing instrument (6) 16 Parasite putting can back (3) 18 Boss in favour of Eastern mother, new (7) 22 Knock down his model accidentally (8) 23 Some of these chords resound (4) 24 Group of schoolchildren finding brook (6) 25 Man about town initially showing remorse (6)

1 Building for vehicle (6) 4 Small (6) 7 Lads (4) 8 Aphid (8) 9 Knowledgeable (7) 12 Steal from (3) 14 Journalist (6) 15 Writing instrument (6) 16 Louse egg (3) 18 Supervisor (7) 22 Destroy (8) 23 Resound (4) 24 Brook (6) 25 Rue (6)



1 Leave stake with small new intermediary (2-7) 2 Two men with sweet from place where coins are made (5,4) 3 Agree, surprisingly keen (5) 4 Woman journalist turning up with leather with velvety nap (5) 5 Scottish island included by missionary (4) 6 Word of greeting from head of organisation after misery (5) 10 A fool turning up cold (5) 11 Ambition of head of department with a quantity of paper (5) 12 Eccentric caring about a royal's fast vehicle (6,3) 13 Strange to ally, big male animal (5,4) 17 Popular with the queen, team initially sluggish (5) 19 Drug used by one with hesitation after work (5) 20 Egghead with the right anaesthetic (5) 21 Spy with dark skin blemish (4)

1 Middleman (2-7) 2 Place where British coins are made (5,4) 3 Keen (5) 4 Leather with velvety nap (5) 5 Scottish island (4) 6 Word of greeting (5) 10 Distant (5) 11 Fantasy (5) 12 Fast vehicle (6,3) 13 Male bearded animal (5,4) 17 Inactive (5) 19 Poppy drug (5) 20 Anaesthetic (5) 21 Burrowing animal (4)

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Reduced to sell! Business opportunity, 2 separate houses, one of which is divided into 2 apartments for letting with swimming pool. Total 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Good access

Light and spacious 3 bed, 2 bathroom 119m2 villa with fenced 6,800m2 plot, swimming pool, roof terrace and covered dining terrace. 4km good track from Arenas

4 bed, 3 bath villa built in a traditional way with high beamed ceilings, wood burner, outbuildings suitable for more accommodation, covered pool, 30,000m2 plot with mangos and vines.

as2246 Cútar 144,000€

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Super light and bright 128m2 3 bedroom village house with front patio, roof terrace with fabulous views! Store shed and parking for one car.

2 bedroomed furnished village house with roof terrace and fabulous views of the mountains. The property is situated at the bottom of the village and there is plenty of space to park

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The Sentinella Trader 3€ for a maximum of 28 words or 15€ for boxed advert inc. photo. Payment to be made before the 17th of the month. Payments can be left at Arkwrights - Puente don Manuel, Viva Bar - Torre del Mar, Ribhouse - Torrox. Email before 15th of the month or Call Hayley on: 658 202 472 1990 vauxhall Cavalier 2.0i RELUCTANT SALE!! 150k, RHD, Sp.plates, ITV Nov’09, 4 new tyres, new battery, eng. gc, low mileage, 2 lady owners, p/s, e/w, s/roof, radio, body needs little attention Offers circa 600€ Call Jackie: 690 105 077 (weekends or after 7pm)

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To advertise in The Sentinella call 664 210 468 or email NissaN tErraNO 2.4, 3dr, 1996, Spanish reg, ITV'd, Cheap 4x4 1,400€ rOVEr 200 5Dr, 1999, VGC, RHD, 950€ BrEakiNg rENaULt 19 All parts available. Call for all of above on 663 515 341. Fiat DUCatO 1.9 tD 1996 non-runner, new tyres & radiator, towbar, spanish vehicle. Price 750€ o.n.o. Tel. 635 183 989

items For Sale / Wanted 20ins TV FOR SALE LC colour c/w remote control. 6 yrs old, excellent condition, full working order. Silver grey cabinet. 40€. Buyer Collects from Velez Malaga. Tfn: 952 505 427 / 645 406 804 traiLEr tENt: Raclet “SOLENA” Purchased April ’08, £2,500. VGC used twice. Many extras, Kitchen Box, Sun Awning etc. 1,250€ o.n.o Tel: 638 477 447 OMEga CONstELLatiON watChEs Mens & womens matching pair, excellent condition, original documentation. Value new 5,000€ Price 1,900€ Tel. 635 183 989 BraND NEw 7-FOOt, Slate Bed, Blue Cloth, Free-play Pool Table. Comes with two cues, triangle & balls. 999€ Telephone 651 415 097 sUZUki Vitara BLaCk vinyl Bikini Top and full tonneau with back windscreen – like new. Would cost +200€ – offer price 75€ o.n.o. Nerja. 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.

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Properties For Sale/rent LargE COUNtrY hOUsE (over 200M2 habiltable in 3400M2 plot with outbuildings) 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: ----------------------------------------------------COLMENar -2 Double bedroom village house. Rustic character with quality rebuild. Fitted kitchen, 1 1/2 WCs. Salon with woodstove, ample storage, laundry room. Private walled garden and terraces. Sky & Spanish TV, DVD, wired for broadband. Long or short term. Furnished or unfurnished. 951 047 912. 678 842 735.


Detached 2 bedroom villa with self contained apartment complete with air conditioning, heating and swimming pool, situated on a desirable urbanisation with wonderful sea views, 5 mins. walk to the beach, supermarket, etc...

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Also adjacent 500sqm building plot with licence and project to build large villa 175,000€ Email: for photos or call 447533393294

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

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Job Seekers 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


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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:

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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wthe Computer Man struggling with computer or internet problems? Bilingual English/Spanish speaker can guide you through. Also available for interpretation services. Call Chema 654 403 146

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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.

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.

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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

ESTATE AGEnTS/rEAl ESTATE wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, www.abaxproSell or rent your property privately. Save thousands in agents commission fees! waxces Property Direct sell or rent your property privately 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:

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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:

houSE clEArAncES whouse Clearance & removals. All items considered, cash payable on collection. Fast & Reliable service. Call Paul: 626 160 869 wCarousel second hand Furniture, Vinuela Pueblo (Under Cajamar Bank), access via steps at side of bank, or slip road behind bank, 630 211 907

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

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

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

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

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

mulTi-SErVicES wM tek Building services Engineers. Fully Qualified Team of Engineers, Consultancy service, Plumbing, Electrical, Gas, 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.

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PAinTErS & dEcorATorS wBrush strokes. Rooms painted from 60€ (i.e) one coat white) Villas painted from 300€ Tel: 686 307 769 or 639 738 624 wPeter the Painter, Paints the Property Properly. All interior, Exterior Work Undertaken, + Property Maintenance. Tel: 638 489 711. Email:

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

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

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

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

ProPErTy mAinTEnAncE wProperty Care, for cleaning, gardening, general property maintenance. Reliable service. Refs available. Call Denise or Dave for friendly chat on 616 869 429 wDoctores de la Casa, We revitalise your property for re-sale or rental. Property or room makeovers, Property Management, Pool & Garden Maintenance, Guest Services. Call: 657 247 647 or email: More continued overleaf...

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waxarCare™ Property Management and Maintenance Services. A full range of property maintenance services carried out by professionals, Building, Painting, Electrical Work & Plumbing the one stop solution. Property Management Specialists a very comprehensive service, Including professional pool cleaning, full details on the AxarCare website. Axarcare we take care of all your property needs. Company Website: Tel :616-809-423

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


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

waxarCare™ Property Maintenance Tel :616-809-423

rEmoVAlS wMan and Van (high top). €22 per hour. Reliable and friendly service. Call Paul: 626 160 869

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

rESTAurAnTS wtaj Mahal ( Torre del Mar ) Avda. Anadalucia, Blq. Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, C/Timon. Tel: 952 547 798 wtaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 or 667 934 731 wtaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra Nacional 340 next to Post Office. Tel: 952 534 972 / 634 051 535 wtotal satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266.

SATElliTE T.V. 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


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

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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.

WATEr TrEATmEnT 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

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

WindoW clEAninG SErVicE wwindow Cleaning service, polite, professional service. Call Kevin 647 179 664


COMPEta A completely renovated, modern, totally equipped hotel with 70 seater restaurant, heated indoor 14m x 6m pool and sauna on the edge of the village. ONLY 595,000€ COMPLEtE Puente don Manuel



An 86m2, two Canillas de aceituno bedroom, two bathroom villa on a 300m2 plot in a quiet cul de sac in this popular area with private off road parking and 7m x 3m pool. FP0668 145,000€

A luxury, spacious, air conditioned, three bedroom apartment of over 100m2 on the edge of the village enjoying marvellous southerly views.

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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