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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 76

All you need for ‘info on the go’

December 10

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Tel: 952 96 79 23 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 52 83 95 Nerja See page 96


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Rent a Home Spain Buy a Home Spain A huge thanks to all our Clients & Owners for a great 2010 We wish you all a Merry Xmas and a Very Prosperous New Year Near La Viñuela

For Rent Ref: R2 - 123 Fantastic detached Villa on a large plot. Excellent quality accommodation throughout, fully furnished, log fire, A/C, Sky TV. Lovely pool, terraces & gardens with mountain views. ONLY 595€ per month

Valle Niza

For Rent

Ref: R3 - 131 Large 3 bed 2 bath Townhouse; 120m². Fully furnished, terraces to front & rear, sea & mountain views, 500m to beach, communal pool, gardens, paddle tennis.

550€ per month Benajarafe

For Rent Ref: R1 - 066 Lovely new Apartment with 1 double bedroom, spacious living room, American kitchen & large bathroom. Fully furnished, excellent communal areas with 2 pools and gardens. Very convenient location. 430€ per month

Algarrobo Costa

For Rent Ref: R1 - 065 Large 1 bed, 1 bath Apartment with balcony, lovely communal pool & gardens, garage and only 300 metres to the beach

350€ per month For Sale

BARGAIN 395,000€ Caleta

Torre del Mar

For Sale

350,000€ Do you have a quality property to sell?

Ref: S4 - 008

A superb newly reformed and spacious Villa. 230 m² built, 890m² plot, comprising 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, modern ff kitchen, large open-plan living room with fireplace and separate dining area and a very large sun lounge. Large pool, various terraces, courtyard and garden with lawns. Separate garage and car-port. Tel, Internet Sat TV, A/C Fantastic sea views; walking distance from the beach, shops, restaurants and bars.

Ref: S2 - 046

A detached villa in a quiet and much sought after area. The living accommodation is very spacious and light and is surrounded by enclosed terraces. Under the main living area are two more rooms which would be ideal for children’s bedrooms and play room. There is a large pool and garage.

Torre del Mar

For Sale

Ref: S3 – 009

Superb 3 bed 2 bath

Apartment in Viña Malaga: 82m², south facing balcony, excellent kitchen, utility room, garage, lovely communal pool & gardens

REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE 169,000€ Alcaucín

For Sale

ONLY 295,000€ email: Avda. Andalucia, 135, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414

Ref: S3 - 089 A beautifully located property with excellent accommodation incl. 3 beds & 2 baths. Lovely courtyard with pool area and surrounded by extensive gardens. Mains water & water deposit We have serious investors with money ready to buy NOW!

(You’ll find us just round the corner from the Thursday market at the roundabout)

To advertise call 664 210 468 or email


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Editor: keidi - 610 976 284 Email:

I can’t believe I’m sitting here writing the editorial for the Christmas edition of The Sentinella already. Where on Earth does time go….? It seems like just a couple of months ago that I was thinking about what presents to buy for everyone, and now I’m thinking exactly the same again, but one year older and wiser… I’m not sure if anyone else experiences this problem, but I find that buying Christmas presents grows tougher every year. It’s not too difficult to buy my nieces presents, as they’re only two and six, so they’re at the ages where they like just about anything, including the packaging (which often gets more attention than the actual gift)! This year I’ve just come back from a one month trip to the west coast of the USA, followed by six nights relaxing on the beaches of Honolulu, Hawaii, so amidst all the sight-seeing (including dinner with a Hollywood film star), I was able to pick up a couple of Christmas pressies. However, I still have a way to go to be able to shout from the rooftop, “I’ve finished all my Christmas shopping!” Admittedly, I’m usually one of those right saddos that desperately tries to finish all my Christmas shopping by December 1st, just so I know it’s out of the way. But this year, what with the holiday and all, my plan hasn’t quite worked out. There are still a number of blanks next to the names on my Christmas List.

sales: kami - 664 210 468 Distribution/Collections: tony - 664 689 138 Follow us on twitter @the_sentinella or @keidi_keating 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)

I just wish that the contents of the shops in Spain would actually change some times. There’s one gift shop here (which you’ll find in most of the commercial centres) that sells the


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From The Ed (cont)

A Taste Of What´s On This Month

same boring stuff year after year. Now and again one new item might grace the shelves, but apart from that, the rest of the collection still seems to be collecting dust from 2004. And if I see one more joss stick holder, or head massager for sale I think I might actually scream!

Father Christmas..........................Page 26 Useless Facts...............................Page 48 amazing animals..........................Page 58 Film review...................................Page 60 Funny Pics.....................................Page 77 Competition...................................Page 86 share’oscope................................Page 86 spanish Foods..............................Page 90 what’s On.....................................Page 112 information..................................Page 114 Puzzles.........................................Page 116 Jokes............................................Page 119 star signs.....................................Page 120

Right, well that’s my little rant over for this month. In the January edition I’ll share my funny (and some not so funny) experiences of the west coast, America. There’s no time now and anyway I’ve got to get to the shops… Happy Christmas (Feliz Navidad)!

Keidi Keating

Editor (of the original little mag)!

Strange News Big Mouth An Angolan man has been recognised as having the world's widest mouth by the Guinness Book of World Records. Francisco Domingo Joaquim, 20 - aka the Angolan Jaw of Awe - can fit a 330ml can of pop into his mouth sideways.

the stilted Man A Chinese man is now in the record books after walking on stilts on a high wire more than 70ft above the ground. Samati Yiming, 33, didn't use a safety rope during the stunt at Shoufu Water Park, in Wulumuqi, Xinjiang.

He can stretch his mouth more than six-and-ahalf inches wide. He recently put his skills to the test at the Big Mouth competition in Rome..

He wore 2ft aluminium stilts to walk every step along the 20 metre wire.

After finding out that he’d feature in the Book of Guinness World Records 2011, Chiquinho said it was "a dream come true".

Samati said he had the idea of combining high wire and stilts a year ago, and he’d been training for it ever since.

The Sentinella

team would like to wish all

clients old & new a very Merry Christmas and a Prosporous New Year From Keidi, Kami, Tony, & Michelle

Here´s to 2011



Christmas Menus Out Now!! Sunday Roast of wine â‚Ź 8.50 Bookings recommended

All Day English Breakfasts, Full Menu Open from 10am till late every day Scandanavian Special every Tuesday Karaoke every Saturday night

Quiz Night every Thursday from 8:30pm with cash prizes APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every month

C/Dr Maranon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 544 362

December special

20% off

all satellite Equipment We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are available for any problems over the Christmas Holidays


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Leave A Message!! Grandparent´s answering machine

Good morning. . . . At present we are not at home but, please leave your message after you hear the beep. beeeeeppp ... If you are one of our children, press 1 If you need us to stay with the children, press 2

If you want the grandchildren to sleep here tonight, press 5 If you want us to pick up the kids at school, press 6 If you want us to prepare a meal for Sunday or to have it delivered to your home, press 7 If you want to come to eat here, press 8

If you want to borrow the car, press 3

If you need money, press 9

If you want us to wash your clothes and do ironing, press 4

If you are going to invite us to dinner, or take us to the theatre - start talking we are listening !!!!!!!!!!!"

TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant Torrox Costa Eat as MUCh as yOU LikE


9.95 €

We offer an´all you can eat’ menu (as many starters, main courses & desserts as you want)

all freshly cooked to order. You stay seated at your table as everything is served to you in courses. The “all you can eat” menu will be available all over the Christmas period!

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers! Open every day - 12.00 - 16.00 / 18.00 - 24.00 Ctra Nacional - 340 (Next to Post Office) torrox Costa

tel: 95 253 4972 / 634 051 535


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Brain Exercises 0 6. -----------M.D. Ph.D.

Perfect for a bit of fun on Christmas Day. Can you work out the answers? The first one has been done for you.  1. man ---------board answer - Man Overboard 2. stand --------i

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5. cycle cycle cycle

How did you get on... turn to page 121



Lidl Fengs Avda. Andalucia To Nerja

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12.00 - 16.30 18.30 - 24.00 Avda. Andalucia, 35 Bajo 29750 Algarrobo-Costa (Malaga)

Tel: 952 551 439 or 671 886 552


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Línea Directa Launches Home Insurance For Foreign Residents In Spain LÍNEA DIRECTA OFFERS ITS INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS ACCESS TO A COMPLETE CLAIMS SERVICE WITH JUST ONE SIMPLE CALL. Madrid, 28th November 2010 - Línea Directa, Spain’s leading direct motor insurance company, offers its international clients a telephone claims handling service operated by English, German and Spanish speaking professionals from Monday to Friday, 9am to 17:30pm. Using this service Línea Directa customers are able to report details of an accident in just one simple call. Within 24 hours, Línea Directa will send an assessor to inspect the insured vehicle and, in the case of injury, Linea Directa’s partner network of private medical centres will offer medical treatment advice. In recognition of our claims service, a Línea Directa customer recently sent us this letter of gratitude: We feel we had to e-mail you to say how impressed we were with the way yourself and the

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Linea Directa Team handled our claim. The whole process was made so easy from start to finish, no complicated forms to complete, no language barrier as Linea Directa staff speak perfect English, and we were kept fully informed throughout the whole process, even to the point of updating us on the delayed completion on behalf of the garage. The assistance you gave us liaising with the repair garage in particular was a massive help to us as our Spanish tuition has not reached the level of dealing with car repairs yet!! We would have no hesitation in recommending Linea Directa as indeed it was recommended to us. About Línea Directa Línea Directa is owned by Bankinter, one of Spain’s principal financial organisations. For further information call 902 123 104



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De Cotta The Anglican Church Christmas Carol Service. Sponsored by De Cotta McKenna y Santafé. The law firm De Cotta McKenna y Santafé is pleased to announce its sponsorship of this year’s Anglican Church Christmas Carol Service, taking place at St Michael’s Church (Iglesia de San Miguel) in Plaza Andalucía, Nerja, at 4 pm on Sunday, 19th December. The Reverend Geoff Johnston, Priest in Charge of the Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar, will be conducting the service. Father Geoff as he's known, came to Nerja in June 2008 and he is here with his new wife Carol, whom he met at his former church in Dudley, West Midlands. Father Geoff was keen to do something different and has a love of the continent, so when he saw the Nerja post advertised in the Church Press, he jumped at the chance. Nerja may be a seaside resort, but Fr Geoff is not here to relax and unwind. "Far from it", says Fr Geoff. "I'm happy to be here, but I came to do a serious job. The church has a mission to reach out to people, and this is what we are doing. For example, we've recently set up the monthly "Messy Church" initiative - it's aimed at families, and is a crafts- and activitiesbased programme with a biblical theme - this is one way to help people grow in their faith". Fr Geoff was brought up in Kent as one of three in a Christian household, and - unlike his two siblings - felt the call to be a priest when he was 12 years old. He was ordained at the age of 24. When time allows, Fr Geoff enjoys caravanning, gardening, swimming and singing in the CoraXalia International choir, who are performing at this event. CoraXalia is based in La Viñuela, and was formed in October 2006 by accomplished and experienced soprano Marisa Bell-Young, its current president. The name derives from “Cor” for coro/choir, “axa” for “Axarquía” and “alia” for “Salia”, the river running through La Viñuela. Also set to perform are the barbershop harmony group “Tropical Tones”, who are based in the province of Granada and were also formed in 2006. Entrance to this Carol service is free - everyone is welcome to come along, and early attendance is encouraged. Any charity donations

received at the end of the service will go to The Sisters of the Good Samaritan ("Hermanas del Buen Samaritano") to help boost funds for their much-needed residential care centre for the elderly in Nerja, which they are hoping to open as soon as possible. Festive refreshments will be served afterwards in the meeting room located at the back of the church (opposite Los Cuñaos bar). Regretfully there is no parking nearby, but those attending are encouraged to park in Nerja's free car park, a five-minute walk away by taking a right turn at the roundabout situated at the beach end of Calle Ruperto Anduez. It's a ten minute walk on foot from the Balcón de Europa, walking along Calle Cristo (Post Office street), turning right at Herrara Orla, then first left, then first right. De Cotta McKenna & Santafé, Calle, Diputación, 6-2º-A, 29780 Nerja, Málaga, Spain. Tel.: 952 52 70 14, Fax: 952 52 34 28 Website:

Menu del Dia Mon-Fri. 12pm - 4pm 3 courses €6.50

Rashid and his team would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2011

Sunday - Buffet 1pm - 4pm

Adults - 9.95€ Chidren under 10 - 5.50€ (inc. starters, various mains, vegetarian, rice & bread)

Special Menu Monday to Thursday - 8.95€

Pappadam, Onion Bhajee / Vegetable Pakora / Vegetable Samosa, Chicken, Lamb, Prawn / Vegetable Vindaloo / Balti / Jalfrezi Tikka Masala / Korma / Dansak - Pillau Rice / Naan / Tea or Coffee Avda Anadaluica, Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053 Open: 12.00 - 16.00 18.00 - 24.00 everyday

Your English Property Consultant & Legal Advisor matched with a long time Spanish Lawyer working on: * Property Legalisations * Catastro & Border Corrections * Addition of Pools or Extensions to your Title Deed * Properties without Deeds * IBI/Rates

A Quick, Professional & Impartial Service Call for a FREE consultation and get your property papers checked out. Don´t lose a sale due to paperwork inconsistencies

Solutions 4 U, Cómpeta Office Tel: 952 55 38 07 or 660 51 01 34 Email:

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OPEL ASTRA Diesel 1998 Spanish 5 door manual POA

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Wash, leather & vac - from 6€ Wash, leather, vac, dash clean, tyre & bumper black - from 12€ Full Valet - from 22€ ALSO….. Tailored valets, Dust removal, Dog hair removal, Polishing, Stain removal, Wheel trim re-painting, Chrome polishing & much more... For more information call: 663 515 341 or 655 251 207





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To Vinuela

We are here A-402

Garden Centre To Vinuela To Puente don Manuel

To Periana

Directions: Take the Vinuela turning off the A-402, at the Garden Centre turn right and we are at the end of the road


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Annoying Little Nigglies Don't you just hate it… When people make out they have silver cars. Um no, just admit it, that is in fact grey. You really are as boring as John Major. So how are the peas? At the beach, when sand gets all caked around the top of your bottle of suncream.

When you attempt to speak Spanish only to be met by a baffled Spaniard who has clearly not understood your phrase, which involved a 20 minute rehearsal period beforehand. At the supermarket when things don't have prices. When you walk under balconies and the dwellers’ plant water drips on to your head. Well at least we assume it's plant water, but who really knows eh?! When the one time we get stuck out and urgently need to make a phone call, we happen to forget the mobile, or realise a little too late that the battery is dead. When people who can’t sing choose to sing.

When the 'low ink' message pops up on your PC screen.

When a dog sniffs his chum’s mess then licks you. Nice

When you receive a text message only to find out it is some load of rubbish from your operating network.

When people decide to rearrange their furniture in the apartment directly above yours at 4 o’clock in the morning.

We are a very well established and respected estate agency based at offices in Casabermeja. We currently are very active in the axarquia area and have had a very successful year of sales. We have sold many properties in axarquia and we are able to help you through the legal process and all documentary issues. We have a highly professional team of both english and Spanish staff. Some exampleS of reCent SaleS inCluDe – further examples and references available upon request.

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WE ARE IN NEED OF FURTHER PROPERTIES TO SELL IN YOUR AREA. if you have a property for sale or are considering selling then please contact us for a free sales valuation. We have clients on a daily basis wanting to buy in your area and we need more properties – especially country houses or villas. We will act promptly in getting your property widely marketed and sold. Some exampleS from our many propertieS for Sale



Los romanes

4 bed, 2 bath, Pretty Cortijo style, 3,500 m2 land bounded by river.

Newly built. 3 bed, 2 bath. Lovely area with large underbuild & Pool.

Newly built. 5 bed, 4 bath. Guest apartment, Pool and Superb Lake Views. 345,000€

160,000€ o.n.o


Please contact us for any advice on sales or for a free property sales valuation. address:- 12, Camino de Colmenar, Casabermeja, 29160 Malaga telephone: 952 75 85 15 Mobiles: 606 744 841 / 648 752 767 Emails: and website:

Christmas Day (midday only) Mixed seafood gratinated on seasonal vegetables ~~ ~~ Homemade sorbet of Lemon with Cava ~~ ~~ Wild duck on mushroom, pear with red wine and potatoes duchese style. ~~ ~~ Christmas dessert ~~ ~~ Selection of wines ~~ ~~ 22.50€ a person or 30€ inc. wine Vegetarian meal available to order

New Year's Eve Party Pumpkin Cream with Serrano Ham and Goat Cheese ~~ ~~ Stuffed Sole with Salmon, green sauce and wild rice ~~ ~~ Homemade sorbet of Lemon with Cava ~~ ~~ Roasted Suckling Lamb Shoulder with thyme sauce ~~ ~~ New Years dessert, Cava and New Year Grapes ~~ ~~ New Year Gift ~~ ~~ Selection of wines ~~ ~~ LIVE MUSIC AFTER MIDNIGHT!! 37€ a person or 47€ inc wine Vegetarian meal available to order

For reservations please call: 952 965 424 or 662 086 854

Email: Avda. Andalucia 56, Torre del Mar

Hotel Axarquia Beach “Axarquia’s only Beach Hotel”

Set on the sunny Costa del Sol, this luxury 3 star hotel is the only beach hotel in the Axarquia area, situated in an area of unspoiled natural beauty, the beach is literally on the doorstep and is directly accessible from the hotel.

30 en-suite rooms All sound proofed Free parking Rafaello’s Restaurant (open to non residents)

Ctra. N340 266km, Almayate, Torre del Mar More information and reservations: 952 556 580

Free Brake Check

Service with oil & filter from


Guaranteed best prices on the coast for all makes of tyres

Free Winter Check

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Save Our Homes Axarquia - Have your Vote ! A message from SOHA to Sentinella Readers: Save Our Homes Axarquia (SOHA) is an action group dedicated to fight for the rights of homeowners living in Axarquia. Many of these homeowners, having bought their homes in good faith, currently face issues regarding incomplete documentation and the courts challenging the legality of their homes. Although the threat of demolition is rare, many of SOHA’s members are discovering that it is difficult to sell their homes, ultimately causing some to feel trapped when they can’t sell and return to the UK for age or health-related reasons. The vast majority of these problems have been caused by the local government’s (Ayuntamiento's) improper issuance of licenses and poor adherence to planning regulations. If you are a citizen of the European Union and living in Spain, you are entitled to vote in the

municipal elections. And you should vote. Our apathy will only allow incompetent officials to remain in their positions and allow these incompetencies to persist. In order to vote, you must first register on the “padron” before the end of this year. You can then register to vote by 15th January. Further details regarding the voting process and SOHA’s involvement can be found at If you would like to join SOHA, please e-mail: steve at FYI: SOHA will host a “Quiz Night” at the Camping Bar on 10th December at 8pm. The entry cost is 5€ per person. If you would like to register a team and compete for great prizes, please send an e-mail to Merry Christmas and a democratic New Year to you all! Remember! If you don't vote, then don't complain.

Winter is almost on us! Will you be using your Terrace / Balcony this winter? You could still be using it through the wind and rain The answer

Glass Curtains!

End of year sale up to 50% off on all orders placed by 20th December fitted in January - Act now!!!!!!!

Glass Balustrade

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invites you to our no obligation demonstration of High definition (HD) Television Technology. Held every Saturday starting 2pm near Hotel Viñuela. Ring to book your place. 657 484 853 (Free drinks and nibbles while you enjoy the demonstration!)

FreeSat+HD, Sky+ HD, Spanish TV, 3DTV etc.

colmenar gym *pilates *circuit training *keep fit to music *personal training pilates classes now also at: puente don manuel (underneath la maroma real estate)

for more details contact: carol 659 295 346 email:

CAR BOOT SALE  OLD & NEW  1st Sunday of every month (no market in January) Restaurant El Pantano 9.30am - 1.30pm

(On the A356 towards Colmenar, overlooking the lake) Call Lynn 669 600 419 Sandra 619 471 301

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The Life Of Father Christmas

Here’s a collection of interesting facts about Santa and his team: 1. In 365 days, comprising 24 hours each, Santa does just 31 hours of work. That’s how long it takes to deliver millions of presents, thanks to differing time zones. 2. He comes down the chimney, but doesn’t need a chimney to enter the house. 3. With global population of 6.7 billion people, of which around 28% are under 15 years old, thats over 5 millions presents that the elves need to make in Santas workshop every day of the year. 4. He somehow knows whether each child has been good or bad throughout the year. 5. In Poland, Santa Claus gives out gifts on the 6th of December. 6. Reindeer can’t actually fly, The ninth reindeer, Rudolf, was brought on to the team in 1939. 7. Santa has different names in countries around the world, including Father Christmas, Santa Claus, St Nicholas, Papa Noel, Pere Noel, Sinterklaas. 8. The North Pole is freezing, so how come water-based presents and heat sensitive gifts aren’t damaged? 9. With the weight of presents and the speed that he needs to travel, Santa faces G forces of over 17000G during his journey. 10. After all his hard work, it’s then time for a beer with his chums! With all these amazing facts about this much loved character, it’s no wonder he continues to fascinate us.




Kitchen open Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 10am - 9pm Thursdays 6pm - 9pm Sat 12pm - 8pm Sun 12pm - 5pm Thursdays open at 6pm


Sunday 5th, 12th, 19th 3 Courses 12.50€ with a glass of Bucks Fizz Example; Salmon/Homemade Paté/Soup Turkey/Beef with all the trimmings Christmas Pudding/Apple Crumble Tuesday nights - 8.30pm - Quiz Wednesdays - 2pm - Pool Club Thursday nights - 8.00pm - Bingo Happy Hour - Mon - Fri 6pm - 7pm (mahou 1.25€ pint, non-branded spirit & mixer 1.75€)

New Years Eve!! FREE buffet & Disco

Xmas week:

Xmas eve - 12pm - 12am Xmas day - 12pm - 3pm Boxing day - 12pm -10pm 27th - 30th - 12pm - 10pm

Draught Worthingtons - 3€ Draught Carling - 2.50€ Draught Strongbow - 3€


All Live football shown Premiership games & lower leagues 4pm game every Saturday


All in FULL HD!! For information or bookings call: 685 552 529 C/Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel

DENtist Dr Bakri

*Dental Cosmetics *Implants Crowns & Bridges algarrobo Costa tel: 952 55 05 21

torrox Costa tel: 952 53 20 12

Emergencies: 678 974 892


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:

English Dental Technician Over 20 years experience Fully Qualified Denture Repairs Adjustments / Duplications Based in Torrox Pueblo We can visit if needed Call Graham for confidential advice on any denture problem on: 952 539 219 / 622 719 640

MR ‘wants CLUTTER your goods’ *House and Garage clearances *Shops and Bars - old stock * Now buying; Antiques, Gold & Jewellery Call David on: 686 375 089 or email a list to: Cash available and efficient service




Secondhand Furniture Shop

Open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 2pm & Sat - 9.30am - 1pm Closed 24th Dec - 10th Jan Book exchange available on ground floor

“House Clearances”

Call Gilly on: 630 211 907

La Vinuela Pueblo (Down steps at side of Bank)


Cleaning of the Colon A detox Enjoy: clearer skin, increased energy, weight loss, mental clarity and more... Call Eileen: 951 167 238 or 609 811 879 (near Hotel Vinuela)

MAN & VAN! anytime...anywhere

Locally based 12 cubic metres €25 per hour Small Loads to U.K Phone Mark:  669 255 968

VENta BaJa For Christmas Eve and

ali & his staff would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

New Year’s Eve Bookings essential!!

Ali & his staff promise to continue serving their cuisine to it’s usual high standard, ensuring the Taj Mahal (Puente) is the BEST Curry House in Andalucía

special menu


Monday - Thursday Day & Night (except Monday lunch) Poppadam & Pickles Selection of starters: vegetable samosa or pakora or onion bhaji Main course: chicken, lamb, prawn or vegatable: Korma, Madras, Vindaloo, Balti, Jalfrezy, Rogan Josh, Tikka Masala, or Karahi Accompaniments: Plain or Pilau rice. Plain, Garlic, Cheese or Onion Nan Bread or Chapati FrEE Pappadam with Menu del Dia Mon-Fri 12pm - 4pm takeaways available Free Pappadam Mango Chutney 3 courses €5.95 with veg. curry & pickle & Pickle tray with €6.95 with meat/prawn curry with takeaways all meals Opening hours 12pm - 4pm and 6pm - 12am every day (closed Monday lunch) Puente don Manuel (Chiringuito antonio) tel: 952 510 886 Mob: 667 934 731

CHIRINGUITO ANTONIO A warm welcome to all A great mix of Spanish & English The only place in

Events in December

the area for

11th December Flamenco & Dinner

Hot Stone cooking Large Car Park Large Fireplace Very Large Terrace Jacket Potatoes Full Tapas Bar Large Varied Menu

Plate of Roast Pork & Bottle of Wine


17th December Dinner & Live Music with ‘Mr. Sister’ 31st December Come and celebrate New year with us. Bookings now being taken

Telephone: 695 635 242 Turn right at Cruce de Periana, find us 500m on the right at Venta Baja

TORROX Traditional Indian Restaurant

Full A La Carte Menu with ‘Autumn Special Offers’ Laguna Beach, Torrox Costa Tel: 951 239 670 Mob: 677 334 721 Opening Hours Tuesday - Sunday 2pm - Late Closed Mondays

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Lighthouse LEws Fish & ChiPs traditional English Fish & Chips Eat in or take away Edf ruselo, avda Faro tel: 952 532 633 Now showing ‘Live English Football’


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ta - r x Cos Torro For reputable building and contents insurance, car insurance, private medical insurance, pets insurance, funeral plans and more, contact Lewis insurance services. We wish all our clients a Happy Christmas and New Year.

& games afterwards. Christmas Eve from 8pm for our Christmas draw, carols and secret Santa (put your name behind the bar between now and the 17th Dec 5竄ャ), Christmas Day we are open 12-5pm. We will be wishing everyone a Happy Christmas to customers old and new so come and celebrate with us and receive a free drink. Boxing Day we have cold meat and chips from 1pm. Fri evening quiz is on 10th starts 7.30-8.30pm, Tues afternoon quiz is on

Christmas at Cafe Bar Nautico, pre Christmas 3 course lunch on 20th Dec from 4pm with fun

Lads & Dads Barber Shop

(20 years experience)

El Faro, Torrox Costa

(next door to the Lottery Shop)

Mon - Sat 10am - 2.30pm Mobile or Appointments Mon - Fri 4pm - 7.30pm

Call: 625 572 183 14th from 3-5pm. All major sporting events are shown throughout Dec, and tickets are now on sale for our Christmas draw. wellness Vital offer this month Forever窶的nten sive Hydrating Treatment with Aloe Vera, White Tea and Vitamins. Inc. Facial massage - normal price 49竄ャ. Promotion 39竄ャ. Wellness Vital is a Forever Living Aloe Vera Products Independent Distributor. russells British store have moved, not far,

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just down the road on the same block at Caxia Bank. We have a great new larger shop, full of British products. Lots of Christmas items in store including all the chocolate tins. So come and see us in our new location.

evening meal or party event. We are easy to find near the Riu Ferrara Hotel on the Paseo Martimo. We are taking bookings for Christmas & New Year, early bookings advised.

Blue Badge Mobility for the hire and sale of (repairs and service) all types of equipment to help with your mobility needs.

shop: A modern office in the heart of Torrox Costa for rent. Formerly an estate agency so comes with some agency furniture and display equipment. Main and separate managers office, wc with basin, alarm system. 450€ per month. Call 651 956 284 for more information

apartment: In the heart of Torrox Costa, with all amenities on hand, this two bedroom apartment is available for long term rental. The property is fully furnished. Only 450€ per mth. Call 651 956 284 for more information. r.E.P.'s Club is the Restaurante El Pino Soci-

al Club on Torrox Park. Anyone is welcome to join for an annual fee of only 7.50€. This entitles you to discounted events, meals trips as well as friendship and help. Why not join us now in time for Christmas. See advert, for full details of our Dec trips, membership enquiries and booking information. restaurante Caribe in Torrox Costa is open 7 days a week from 9.30am serving breakfast, daily bistro meals & fine dining for that special

There is plenty going on at Los amigos during Dec, live music, table top sale, comedy night, Christmas and New Years entertainment (see our advert for details). Plus every Mon we have line dancing, Thurs night pool league, Fri night karaoke and Sun night Chill out Jam Session with Dr Dave and Friends 8.30 pm.


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a t s o C ToSererpoagxes 30 - 41 New Lads & Dads Barber shop with 20 yrs experience. Whether you prefer mobile or an appointment, both catered for, or just pop in. At the Continental Cafe Bar & Bistro enjoy fantastic steak meals, Aberdeen Angus steaks, sirloin, rib eye, t-bone and on a Sat night buy two steak meals and receive a 10% discount and two free drinks! Sun lunches are served from 12-8pm and one course is only 6.50€, 2 courses 7.90€ and 3 courses only 9.50€. Our pre christmas dinner with cabaret is on 18th Dec and we are taking bookings now for our New Years Eve Party so book early to avoid disappointment. Enjoy a fun quiz night on Tues, Karaoke Thurs 9-12pm hosted by Chrissie and Johny and Live music on a Fri evening.

El ancla an experience not to be missed. A fabulous Christmas day menu at only 39.50€ per person and for New Years Eve we have The Reverend Richard John "A powerful vibrant solo blues player with a stunning unique style of blues which is both full and rich, delivered with the feel associated with blues music”. Paul Jones – BBC Radio 2 serving a Superb 3 Course Meal Including Authentic

Join us at restaurante El Pino for Christmas & New Year. From fantastic decorations to special events, hot Mulled Wine, roasted chestnuts, Santa & carols add discounted meals, 2 for 1 offers & happy hours, our recipe for a great christmas that won't break the bank! In Dec we have our early bird Sunday lunch offer, dine before 2pm on our 3 course menu at 11€ buy one get one half price yes that means two three course lunches for only 16.50€. Fri nights we have entertainment and our fish and chip night, buy 2 get a free bottle of wine! Book now for Christmas day luncheon 4 courses for only 39.50€, last years prices held.

Morrocan Leg of Lamb With Couscous, Bottle of quality Cava for every two people for only 49.50€ per person. Bookings being taken now for Christmas and New Year. Aside from the seasonal celebrations we have a great new menu, childrens play area and live music every Friday night.

Devour traditional English fish & chips from Lew´s Fish & Chips, eat in or take away!

Villa: Fantastic stylish Rustic Villa in Torrox, on the Torrox/Frigiliana Road available for Long

aligned. A 15 minute session is only 6€ or book a course of 10 for 50€.

Term Rental at 650€ per month. Approximately 100m2 the property is available fully furnished and includes two double bedrooms, lounge, separate very large dining room, open plan kitchen, gardens, terraces and enclosed swimming pool and hens, so plenty of free range eggs available. The gardens, pool and hens can be maintained by the owner if so wished, for no extra charge! Available now and a complete removals service is offered for rentals of 6 months or more. Call 651 956 284 for more information or to arrange a viewing.

Bar/Cafeteria: Business Opportunity in the heart of Torrox Costa a 75m2 bar/cafeteria with terrace, f/f kitchen with machinery. Rental only 800€ per month, 6 mths in advance plus 1000€ deposit. Start the New Year with a new business in a great location. Serious enquiries only please Call 651 956 284 for more information.

Flamenco Fusion hosts live Flamenco Shows from Wed-Sun nights. They also have a great tapas & lunch menu from 8.50€ daytime only.

Visit the Light of india Indian Restaurant at Laguna Beach, complete with a full a la carte menu.

For printing visit i-dea and take advantage of their December offer.

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Prepare your face for the Christmas period at the rebeccah Curtis wellbeing Centre, would like to wish you all a Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Now in the centre we have a Christmas Gift Idea: quality soap wedges made from 100% natural ingredients. Also available at the Rebeccah Curtis Wellbeing Centre are Toning Table regular sessions which result in the pelvis, back muscles, rib cage & shoulders being re-educated and re-


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From Strength To Strength

Redwell® Infrared Heating informs: NEW: Redwell® products earn new certification.

In addition to the CE, GS, TÜV and IGEF credentials that already approve Redwell® products, Redwell® heaters, they have recently received a new testing certificate; The ‘Universal Design’ certificate. This is awarded to products that are technically and physically safe, timelessly designed, easy to operate and built to last. Redwell® is the first manufacturer of infrared heaters on the market to be able to sell its products with the ‘Universal Design’ guarantee. With a certified Redwell® product, consumers can trust that they own safe, high-quality equipment that is suitable for daily use. Infrared heat is Wellness Warmth Humans have the capacity to absorb infrared heat, which has been proven to have many health benefits – it can help increase circulation to the skin, stimulate the metabolism and detoxify the lungs. The use of infrared heat is ideal for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, who respond to poor air circulation, as well

as asthmatics and people with allergies, who are affected by the amount of dust, pollen, bacteria and mould spores in the air. According to the IGEF, ( the wavelengths emitted from Redwell® Infrared Heating panels strengthen the human immune system. Exclusive Designs Redwell® Infrared Heating panels are not only beneficial to your health but also serve an aesthetic function: to decorate your house! They are available in exclusive designs such as pictures, mirrors, globes, columns, blackboards and glass. The panels are well-made and versatile to fit every consumer’s need – they can heat whole houses or single rooms all the while enhancing the look of your house with their sleek and innovative design! Jump on board and save energy and indulge in the high comfort and benefits of a dust-free, healthy indoor environment with no maintenance costs! Contact us or visit the exhibition in our shop.

Heat up your home in a healthy and economical way! Infrared Design Heating System: Pictures, Mirrors, Glass, Blackboards, Columns etc. -Very economical to run and maintenance free -Partial storage heater keeps running times lower -No air circulation, so dust is not dispersed -Simple installation -Prevents dampness Picture heater abstract -Electrosmog free

Contact us or visit the exhibition at our shop: Redwell, Dipl.- Ing. Svend Scharler, Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa phone: 952539742, mobile: 606423869, Email:,





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"CAFETERIA 147 IS RELOCATING" "DUE tO CirCUMstaNCEs BEyOND OUr CONtrOL wE arE MOViNg tO a Bar iN tOrrE DEL Mar aND hOPE tO BE OPEN FOr BUsiNEss iN JaNUary 2011. FraNk, ChaELa aND FaMiLy wOULD LikE tO thaNk aLL thEir CUstOMErs FOr thEir sUPPOrt aND FriENDshiP aND wish thEM a haPPy ChristMas aND a PrOsPErOUs NEw yEar." New venue address to be announced in the January copy of The Sentinella

Clinica Casa Blanca Clinic for:



Massage, Lymphatic drainage, Shiatsu, Reiki, Reflexology, Ear-Acupunture, Craniosacral Therapy Do you suffer from back problems, spinal misalignment, pain in neck or shoulders, joint discomfort, tightness in muscles, internal ailments, migraines, fibromyalgy or do you just want relaxation from stress? 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.

Forever living products: inc. Minerals and Aloe Vera Products etc. Also home visits Ask about gift vouchers Urb. Jardines del Mar, Blq C3, Torrox Costa (near garden Centre, 1km direction Nerja)


Tel: 952 967 628 or 659 374 673


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Christmas Cards For Good Causes ( sells charity Christmas cards on behalf of over 300 UK charities. They give back at least 75p in the £1 and in the last five years, have given back more than £20m to charities. Anyone living in Spain who would like to send traditional British Christmas cards, can order them from the website and we'll deliver them direct to their door. The cards we sell are nearly all designed by

professional artists and include works from great painters of the past as well as many scenes from the UK. We take a lot of care over the designs we choose and every single one is printed on quality card. You can see the designs for yourself on the website at: Our aims is to offer the widest choice of charity cards and keep raising as much money as possible for our charities.

Casa Maria

Sky Sports

Jam Night - Mondays (with hosts “Flip” & “Aqui te Partie”)


Wii Night - Wednesdays - 6pm Happy Hour Everyday 17.30 - 19.00 (1€ bottle, 2€ pint San Miguel, 1€ glass of wine)

Parties & Functions catered for Carol, Linda & John wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy, Wealthy New Year!! Open 11am - Late 7 days a week Call: 667 954 901 or 664 259 968 TORROX PARK (bar on the goat track)

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XMas Day - ChristMas CarVEry wVariety of starters wBeef / Pork / turkey wVarious Desserts wCoffee / half bottle of wine per person wsitting at 15.00

NEw yEars EVE  CarVEry with LiVE MUsiC start 20.00 riNg FOr DEtaiLs

torrox Costa - Block 88 (Next to tennis courts & auto 2000) tel: 95 253 2369 / 696 516 534 Closed Mondays

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Sue & Carsten offer you a very warm welcome Come and get in the Christmas spirit with our Gløgg, Sue's Mince pies and Carsten's Risalamande. Join in our Christmas bottle raffle too! The 24th December (Christmas Eve) we have a Party Night to Remember with the famous ; Singer/Guitarist: “AARON RICHIE” with Rock and Roll Music and a tribute to Elvis!

- See you there!

Open from 11am - 7 days a week

Tel: 952 967 734

Find us on Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa At the end of Avda. El Faro, down the steps and we are on the right just before Flamenco Fusion

HARLEKIN BAR - CAFÉ Now open early til late everyday!!

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Come and join Robert, Nicole & Andreea for Good Company and Good Food. Relax and enjoy one of our Great Beers, a glass of wine or something a little stronger!

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Sunday Roast Lunch

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Authentic Indian Curries TORROX COSTA For more info:

617 956 645

All Sporting Action Live on Big Screens

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The Word Queen Think about your favourite book of all time. What do you remember most about it? Was it the plot, the brilliant writing, the theme, or the hooks at the end of each chapter? No, of course not. It was the characters! Perhaps there was one of whom you were particularly fond. You saw your father in him, or maybe your spouse. You liked the way he composed himself, in that calm, unfaltering manner, even in the midst of dramatic events. What’s important here is that you remembered him, long after you closed the book. There are various methods of constructing powerful characters, who breathe life into your book. My favourite is 'The Look Around You Technique,' because I’m a highly observational person. As I sit on a train, wait at the doctors, or sip

tea from a busy café, I don’t lose myself in a book or a newspaper. Instead I absorb everything that’s going on in the vicinity. The way the red-haired lady blushes as she listens to the gentleman by her side. An attention-seeking baby wailing for attention. The smile on the man’s face as he answers his mobile phone. Where can you observe people in a non intrusive way? At the park? On the way home from work? At lunch time? Gazing out of your window? Log the fascinating traits in your mental bank and delve into it next time you sit down to develop your characters. For more novel writing tips check out my 26-week online writing course and for publishing or editing queries email me on

Mario, Sarah and Charlotte have now been inside Diva’s Emporium Puente Don Manuel for the last six months. Thank you all for your kind custom. Christmas is coming!! Presents for your Grandchildren or yourself.

Kids Guitar packs (aged 5-8) from 60€ Adult Guitar pack from 99€ Acoustic Guitars from 80€ Electric Guitars from 89€ Keyboards from 99€ Amps from 49€

Fancy a new hobby cheaper than Golf!!

Now ALSO at Trapiche 

Why not have a few lessons first to see if this is for you? Market every Tuesday. Want to know what’s on, where, knowledge of local bands? Feel free to pop in and 2nd hand and rentals available. have a chat with Other instruments for sale. Mario. Check out MuSiCa notice boards.

Weston Kennels & Cattery Fully Licensed Kennels

A real home from home for your pets Over 18 years experience Collection Service Long stays our speciality We also have CAS dogs & cats looking for a home tel: 951 254 134 952 030 036

Email: we are on the torrox - Competa road, 100m from Pavo real

Save up to 50% compared to conventional retaining walls

Dry-stone Gabion Walls Do it yourself or we supply and erect. Up to 50% saving against conventionally built stone walls

Do it yourself kits supplied with full instructions and advice or we can supply and erect using our own fully qualified staff. All products delivered direct from the manufacturer in the UK No planning required No architects drawings No long waits for building licences Suitable for landslips, retaining wall solutions & ornate landscaping All Gabion baskets are guaranteed for over 50 years against corrosion Gabions act as natural drainage so no water diversions are necessary No sand or cement needed

For a FREE no obligation quote & site survey call:

952 516 218 / 660 792 282 O r v i s it our n ew we b si te /

Cómpeta Properties S.L. Always at your service

Avda. Sayalonga 24B, Cómpeta (Málaga) Tel: (0034) 952 516 107 Avda. Constitución 37B, Cómpeta (Málaga) Tel: (0034) 952 55 35 89 Salares


Ref: TH307 Pretty townhouse in the centre of the lovely Village of Salares. Fully reformed to very good taste, maintaining some of the original features. 3 beds, 1 bath, 80m2 build. Sold furnished.


Canillas de Albaida


Ref: TH249 Charming townhouse within easy walking distance of all local amenities. Pretty garden and swimming pool to enjoy alfresco life, a rarity in townhouses!. 3 beds, 1 bathroom. Unbelievable value for money!


Ref: AP072 Modern first floor, fully furnished, apartment in a very good location in the upper part of the village. 3 beds, 2 baths, 92m2 build, Terrace with access from the kitchen and the lounge. Includes parking space in underground communal car park.

The team at Cómpeta Properties S.L. wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!!

Now reduced to 179,000€

Ref: V234 A charming property close to the beautiful village of Cómpeta in a pleasant rural location. 2 beds, 2 baths, 90 m2 build, 600 m2 plot.



Ref: V305 Newly built property just a 10 minute drive from the lovely villages of Archez and Canillas de Albaida. 3 beds, 2 baths, 97m2 build, 3.200m2 plot. Stunning views.




Ref: F045 A charming finca situated close to the lovely village of Cómpeta with wonderful views of the countryside, the white villages and the mountains. 4 beds, 3 bath, 160m2 build, 5000m2 plot.

In conjunction with Cómpeta Properties S.L. Construction & Services “Care and quality combined” Avda. Sayalonga 24A, Cómpeta (Málaga) Tel/Fax: (0034) 952 55 34 35

Cómpeta ref. 5095 Villa 117 m2 Attractive, well maintained villa with 3 beds & 2 baths in a beautiful location, only a short drive from Cómpeta. Pool, Garage, large terrace, central heating, land 1500 m2, panoramic views.

sayalonga ref. 5069 Finca 385m2 Finca in Sayalonga in a dream location with 2 beds and a guest apartment. Vast terrace area, a south-facing pool, and with the best panoramic view of the area - very charming, quiet, and individual. Garage, storerooms, land 8100 m2

Cómpeta ref. 5060 Villa 137m2 Private & comfortable villa with 2 beds, 1 bath, large living room, open plan kitchen, gas central heating system. Pool, sold furnished. 10 Min. drive from Competa. Land 3500 m2.

torrox ref. 4900 Villa 138m2 Lovely Villa with 3 beds & 2 baths in the countryside around the village of Torrox. Good access & private driveway, pool, guest apartment, sold furnished. 6 km to the coast. Land 1500 m2

sayalonga ref. 5093 Villa 270m2 Well maintained Villa with 3 beds, 1 bath, view to the coastline, short distance from the coast, pool, central heating, jacuzzi, beautiful rear patio. Land 5300 m2, sold unfurnished

Cómpeta ref. 5027 townhouse 80m2 Old townhouse with 2 beds, 2 baths, small studio apartment. Quiet and convenient location. The house consists of salon, kitchen, roof terrace.

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CASH AT CHRISTMAS??? GOLD FOR CASH!!! From This To This After a very successful year and many, many happy customers, please don’t miss out!! Come along to the Christmas Night Market at Puente don Manuel on Friday 10th December between 7pm and 10pm where you can sell your gold for cash. Gold prices are at a record high!

This is your last chance to exchange all that unwanted gold for cash.

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Torre Montessori Nursery Guarderia Torre Montessori, an English nursery in Torre del Mar which was established in 2006 has since last March, been under new leadership.

Maria, the new manager, a native Spanish who lived in England for 20 years, worked as a freelance photographer in London until she had children of her own. After her two daughters were born, Maria opted for a career in childcare and worked in a number of nurseries in South London. When presented with the opportunity to run the Torre Montessori Nursery, she couldn’t resist! Maria and her team of two, Samantha and Becky, have many years experience of working with children and the three of them have child care qualifications. Samantha also has a special needs diploma, Becky is Montessori qualified and Maria has a degree in Art and a child psychology diploma. The Torre Montessori Nursery is an ideal place for your pre-school aged children where they can learn to speak both English and Spanish, engage and interact through play and develop social skills before starting school. Maria incorporates several different activities into each session to provide constant stimulation for the kids. She includes many hands on activities. A typical four-hour session may in-

Moroccan Adventure Tours 2/3/4 nights, coastal village. Chefchaouen and the Rif Mountains. Included driver with 4x4. Ferry, top quality accommodation, meals & local guides. Groups of 2-10 people. Also available, escorted day trips to Andalucian white villages and mountain drives. Phone: 663 458 348 / 690 771 209

clude: story time, painting, Spanish learning, colours and numbers practice, playtime (sand and water games, dress up, etc.), snack time (with the snack provided by the parents) and a sing-a-long! Maria’s main goal is for the children to feel safe and secure in their environment. She feels that when children feel secure they are more apt to start exploring and learning about the world around them. Maria is as flexible as possible regarding drop-off/pick-up times. With three children of her own, one currently enrolled at Montessori, she understands how important this is when choosing a suitable nursery. Children are welcome from 12 months to four years old. Sessions are available Monday-Friday, and parents can choose to bring their child one to five days a week. Maria allows five children per adult, maximising the quality and quantity of interaction time..

For further information, call Maria on 633 63 77 74 or e-mail: Please mention The Sentinella when responding to this article.

aUtOCOOL The only mobile service specialising solely in car air-con systems. Get your a/c serviced now before next summer and before it lets you down. Have your headlights gone opaque or yellow? Before This is now a fail on after the ITV test so get them professionally refinished. For both services call Mike now on 951 321446 or 616 264067

December tip


Nov. to Feb. is the best time to spray this upsetting and dangerous plague in pine trees. Call us we can help!

We offer garden design and general maintenance including: Automatic Irrigation Systems Drainage, Pest Control Garden and Pool Maintenance Pergolas, Printed Concrete


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The Great Farmer’s Markets Get into the Christmas spirit at the Farmers’ Markets! If you are a regular customer at the farmers' markets at Puente Don Manuel on Fridays and Jardines del Trapiche on Tuesdays, then you’re well-aware that we’ve entered the busiest time of the year! However, we’ve decided to kick the Christmas spirit up a notch this year and will hold two Christmas markets on December 10th and 21st. Write those dates down! On Friday, December 10th the Chiringuito Market will be held from 7pm to 10pm at Puente Don Manuel. The evening time shift will give working families and children the opportunity to attend. So what can you expect to find at the market? Over 40 vendors will offer anything and everything from fantastic bargains on warm winter clothes, scarves, jewellery and handbags to arts and crafts like handmade cards! Father Christmas will be in his grotto with a free gift for the little ones while adults enjoy free glasses

of mulled wine and mince pies. Also, the fantastic Coraxalia International Choir will sing a selection of your favourite carols. Please come and join the festive cheer! Let the Christmas spirit continue...on Tuesday December 21st from 10am to 2pm at our ever popular Trapiche venue you will find over 50 stalls with fantastic Christmas gift ideas ranging from handmade Christmas crackers and Christmas cards to your favourite English foods and mouthwatering homemade pies. In case you miss them on December 10th at Puente Don Manuel, the Coraxalia Choir will perform again. We will also hold a raffle with great prizes that will raise money for Help 4 Heroes charity. There you have it! Two great opportunities to spend Christmas with us! Don’t forget: We are open for business every Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 2pm throughout the rest of the year. To all the people who have supported us, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Trapiche Market at Jardines Del Trapiche Tuesday, 21st December from 10am to 2pm Supporting the Help4Heroes Charity Festive Fun for all the family!! Do your last minute Christmas shopping with over 50 stalls to choose from including extra large homemade xmas crackers, wonderful handmade cards, cosy hats, scarves and winter clothes and lots, lots more! Raffle Prizes Galore Enjoy a Live Performance from the Coraxalia Choir singing all your favourite Christmas Carols If you're interested in having a stall please contact Anita on 627 877 164 for further details Remember the market is held every Tuesday morning from 10 am – 2 pm throughout the year Check out the website at for more news and upcoming events

Come and visit CHIRINGUITO XMAS “ NIGHT” MARKET at Chiringuito Antonio, Puente don Manuel Friday, 10th December from 7pm – 10pm

Fun for all the family Do your Christmas shopping with over 40 stalls to choose from Relax over a glass of free mulled wine and a mince pie Father Christmas will be in his grotto with a gift for every child Enjoy a Live Performance from the Coraxalia Choir singing all your favourite Christmas Carols If you're interested in having a stall please contact Dale King on 952 553 810 or 697 258 400 for further details I only charge 5€ a pitch! Don't forget the usual Friday morning market at Chiringuito Antonio from 10am – 2pm every Friday in December (except for the Night Market on the 10th) Special offer: Bacon sandwich and Coffee only €1.50 at Bar Antonio

Check out the website at for more news and upcoming events

Andalucia Damp & Timber Control We would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year for 2011 Call: 666 991 041 or visit our website

Do You. Care ? On behalf of “Country Cousins” agency, Jennie and Barry would like to thank all existing “Cousins” for their dedication, caring, patience and hard work over the past year.

Merry ChristMas


happy new year to you all. new potential Country Cousins


look forward to Meeting



please call Jennie or Barry for more information on: 625 807 504 or 952 115 305 (evenings)


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Orange Grove kitchens This month we revisited Mark at Orange Grove Kitchens. kami: So how´s business been recently? Mark: Not bad actually. The response from the advert has been pretty good. I have a couple of quotes out for kitchens, and I’ve also done other carpentry work. When I go to see clients, we start talking about this and that, and sometimes I go home with an order for fitted wardrobes for example. kami: So it’s not just kitchens you do then? Mark: Well no, it is general carpentry and interior works. I am doing a few more wardrobes now. People seem to think that a fitted wardrobe will be expensive, but when there is a space that is perfect for the wardrobe they need, that space is best utilised by a fitted wardrobe more often than not. To buy an off the shelf wardrobe doesn’t fit the space as well, and the doors usually take away available space. Fitted wardrobes can be easily designed to suit the space and room, and with sliding doors no more space is taken from the room than need be. kami: You can do total interior reforms then?

Mark: Yes. I have always worked with interiors. At the moment I am currently working on a project with a guy who owns a local penthouse that he wishes to sell. The property is amazing but somewhat tired and dated. For less investment than one would think, the plan is to replace the old bathrooms, kitchen, doors and wardrobes with new, and then to re-plaster the walls and redecorate. kami: Are you always on site when work is being carried out? Mark: Always. I like to co-ordinate a job so that it starts and finishes promptly, and I definitely do not leave jobs to go and do other things. kami: What are your hopes for the coming new year? Mark: I would like to get this one over with first Kami. But seriously, I think next year will see a real recovery. I can already see that people are becoming more confident in their spending, so hopefully, it will be a good year for Orange Grove. With the new year in mind, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all past and future Orange Grove customers, and of course you, Tony and your family a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

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Food For Thought! Men are just happier people Nicknames · If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. · If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubbles and S**t for Brains. 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. Money · A man will pay 2€ for a 1€ item he needs. · A woman will pay 1€ for a 2€ item that she doesn't need but it's on sale. Bathrooms · A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving

cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel. · 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.

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A female ostrich shows remarkable ability to recognise her own eggs even when mixed in with those of other females in their communal nest.

Ostriches can run up to 70kph (40 mph) and can outpace most pursuers, such as lions, leopards, and hyenas. Ostriches do not bury their head in the sand. When fully grown an ostrich has one of the most advanced immune systems known to mankind.

Ostriches stretch out their neck and lay their head on the ground to keep from being seen, hence the myth that ostriches hide in the sand.

Ostriches have the best feed to weight ratio gain of any land animal in the world. They are successfully farmed in at least 50 countries; from the coldest climates of Alaska to the equatorial areas of central Africa.

Ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird. It is unable to fly and does not possess a keeled sternum (breastbone) common to most birds.

Ostriches are not an endangered species; there are at least 2 million worldwide.

Ostriches are so powerful that a single kick at a predator, such as a lion, could be fatal.

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Amazing Animals - Ostrich Ostrich meat resembles beef in its appearance and is cooked almost the same way. Ostrich meat is a red meat and is very low in cholesterol, calories and almost fat free. Ostriches produce the strongest commercially available leather in the world and some of the most beautiful feathers. Ostriches’ skeletons and fossils have been found which date back over 120 million years; they are a true dinosaur. There are three main species of ostriches of which only one, the Struthio Camelus Domesticus (the African Black), is found in captivity. Ostriches cannot fly

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Known by many as “The Facebook Movie,” David Fincher’s The Social Network is not about the creation of one of the internet’s most successful websites, nor is it about becoming the world’s youngest billionaire. The Social Network is a film about the need to find acceptance inside ourselves. Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) has a serious personality problem. Basically, he’s an asshole. Because of his intelligence, he stinks of superiority and he’s intolerant of those whom he thinks are beneath him. He’s stubbornness makes him unlikeable, so his only option is to do something which makes people accept him.


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11th December - 12pm - 4pm - Christmas Bazaar with Santa’s Grotto. Table space available for Xmas themed goods only 18th December - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 4 COURSE MENU!! Perfect for that Christmas celebration with friends - BOOK NOW!! Christmas Eve - we are open at 2pm for Hot Chocolate, Mince Pies & Mulled Wine. THEN!! from 8pm a Fancy Dress Party with Live Music by “Mr. Sister”. So come and join us and to get in the Festive Spirit, the 1st drink is on the house as a BIG thank you from Vanessa & Graham for all your support through our first year!! Tuesday 25th January - Special Burn’s Night event. Bookings now being taken for what will be a Great night. Private functions catered for Calle Vienteocho de Febrero Riogordo (Turn right and right again at the Painted Star on the road)

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Random Jokes Yesterday my wife asked why I didn't do something useful with my time. She suggested I go down the the senior centre and hang out with the guys. I did this and when I got home last night I told her that I had joined a parachute club. She said "Are you nuts? You're almost 70 years old and you're going to start jumping out of aeroplane� I proudly showed her that I even got a membership card. She said to me, "You idiot, where are your glasses! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club!" I'm in trouble again and don't know what to do! I signed up for five jumps a week! ------------------------------------------------------------During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the director how you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalised. "Well," said the director, "We fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup or a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub." "Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person

would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup." "No." said the director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?" ------------------------------------------------------------What do you call the first Afghan off the boat? Amhere! What do you call the second Afghan off the boat? Amhere Azwel! What do you call the third Afghan off the boat? Amhere Azwell Azhim! ------------------------------------------------------------Schoolgirl says, "Mummy, I know where babies come from" Mum replies, "Where's that then darling?" Girl says. "Mummy and Daddy take their clothes off, and Daddy's thingy sort of sticks out and Mummy puts it in her mouth and sucks it, and that's how you get babies". Shaking her head, Mum says, "Oh darling, that's so sweet, but that's not how we get babies. That's how we get flowers, jewellery, clothes, shoes and all the decorating done!�

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Bar Atila´s Pool Day Bar Atila kicked off this year’s “Children In Need” fundraising efforts with a pool day. All and sundry were invited to take part in a series of fun, light-hearted pool competitions. The main event was a knock-out tournament. Twenty-two people took part, including The Sentinella’s very own Tony. It all boiled down to a hard-fought final between Ralph and Kim, and Kim won! After the knock-out tournament, we all tried our luck at “speed pool,” a game in which the contestants try and pot all 15 balls in the fastest amount of time. Ralph cleared the table in one minute and 26 seconds, a full half minute faster than the next best. Finally, we had a game of “Killer” to finish off the day. We all had a great time however never lost sight of the event’s primary goal: to raise money for “Children in Need.” We’re delighted to report that this year’s kitty started with over 100€ collected from the pool day. As in previous years, Atila’s will be adding to the fund with money made at other events during the forthcoming weeks. If you fancy a game of pool pop into Bar Atlia’s on a Wednesday starting at 2pm, and you’ll be sure to find a good match!

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Wednesday 15th December Christmas Fayre - 11am - 5pm Special Offers, Drinks and Mince Pies!! And the Band!! Large private room to rent on an hourly basis. Ideal for Spanish lessons, art or dance classes. Call Karen or pop in.

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Alfarnatejo Cabrilla merits a visit. This rectangular structure is traditional to the period with a Mudejarstyle red brick tower and two naves separated by semicircular arches. Alfarnatejo is the third town we’ll explore as a part of our “A to Z of Axarquia Villages” feature. This simple farming village, also called Palancos, is located 50 kilometers from Malaga and 42 kilometres from Torre del Mar on the Route of Olive Oil and Mountains. At an altitude of 858 metres, Alfarnatejo sits among the so-called “Pirineos del Sur" (the Pyrenees of the South) and offers views of the impressive Mount Chamizo and El Gallo. The municipal park, Miguel Alba Luque, named after the last Republican mayor of the town, is nestled just below the mountains. Here you can rest on a bench or exercise on the communal gym equipment. Also, the 16th century parish church of Santo Cristo de

Alfarnatejo is simple - complete with a village square, Santander bank, town hall, four tapas bars and a restaurant overlooking the park and mountains. At the same time, Alfarnatejo’s simplicity is also its charm as technology-obsessed culture seems a world away. If you visit the village during the first weekend in August you can join the native Alfarnateños and celebrate the annual Fiesta of Gazpacho. Take part in the festivities, try the traditional Spanish soup and enjoy the Flamenco competition! getting to alfarnatejo: The easiest route is to take the road between Rio Gordo and Periana. Turn left just before Mondron and drive through Pulgarín and continue to climb until you reach an altitude of 858 metres... where you’ll find Alfarnatejo!

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Urban Solicitors ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BUYING OR SELLING PROPERTY? Before signing any kind of documentation, let our team of advisers and lawyers counsel you, ensuring an easy and favourable transaction. 1. When buying a new property, you must pay the following: Value Added Tax (VAT), which is currently 8% and Documented Legal Acts Tax (AJD), which is currently 1%. When buying a used or second-hand property, you must pay the following: Patrimonial Transmissions Tax, which is currently 7% for Andalusia. 2. When selling property, you must pay the following: The Municipal Tax, accounts for the period of time an urban nature property is acquired (IIVTNU). The IIVTNU taxes the catastral value of the property by the number of years of permanence. If you are a non-resident, the buyer will retain

3% of the sale price to pay to the Treasury. Other important details: As a property owner in Spain, you are annually required to file and liquidate Non-resident Income Tax (IRNR). There is also an annual municipal tax, the “IBI” property tax. If the seller is not a Spanish resident, you should withhold 3% of the purchase price to make payment to the Treasury on behalf of the vendor. For Spanish residents, 3% should not be retained at the point of sale, providing they can provide a certificate from The Treasury. You will need to ensure you are up to date with your declarations with The Treasury. It is important that you seek qualified advice before signing any sort of legal contract. URBAN SOLICITORS will give full details of costs and are committed in advising their clients to ensure the most successful outcome of each transaction. See advert below

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Body-Tec - Hot Stone Massage

What could be a nicer treat at this time of year than a hot stone massage? what is hot stone massage? Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy in which flat, smooth, heated stones are placed on key pressure points of the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and manually use them to work certain areas of the body. how does hot stone massage work? The hot stones used in hot stone massage are typically made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron and able to retain heat. The stones are immersed in water in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. They may be placed on specific points of the back, in the palms of the hands or between the toes. Some massage therapists will place stones on certain areas thought to be energy centres, attempting to rebalance the body and mind. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles and allows the therapist to apply deep or light pressure depending on your preference—both are effective! The warmth of the hot stones also helps to improve circulation and calms the nervous system. why do people get hot stone massage? Many people find the warmth of the hot stones to be both comforting and relaxing. Hot stone massage is ideal for people who have poor circulation, muscle tension, or for those who prefer a lighter form of massage. The calming effect of the heat enables the therapist to work the muscles without applying deep pressure. People also get hot stone massage to help a variety of health conditions: Back pain and aches - Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain Stress, anxiety and tension - Insomnia & Depression

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What can I expect during my hot stone massage? The massage therapist often begins by applying oil to the body, which allows the hot stones to glide smoothly along the muscles. The massage therapist can place the stones on your back. After the hot stones have relaxed the muscles, the massage therapist may remove them and use his or her hands to directly massage the skin.The hot stones may then be placed back on to the body and left for a short period of time.You will be asked to turn over onto your back. The massage therapist may place small hot stones between your toes or in the palms of your hands. He or she will then repeat the sequence.

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Paranoia I just want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery. I no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, or have the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel. I can't use the remote in a hotel room because I don't know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

along to watch the car so a serial killer doesn't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up. I no longer drink Pepsi or Fanta since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put 'Under God' on their cans. I no longer use Cling Wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer. And thanks for letting me know I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face.. Disfiguring me for life. I no longer go to the movies because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS when I sit down. I no longer receive packages from UPS or Fed Ex since they are actually Al Qaeda agents in disguise.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one's nose. I must also send special thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat s*** in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing. Also, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason. I no longer have any money, but that will change once I receive the 15,000â‚Ź that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me forparticipating in their special e-mail program. I can't use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day. I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore and Uzbekistan Thanks to you I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant death when it bites my arse. I no longer drive my car because buying petrol from some companies supports Al Qaeda, and buying petrol from all the others supports South American dictators. If you don't read this to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5.00pm tomorrow afternoon, and the fleas from 120 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbour's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's best friend's beautician...

I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

PS: I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because I was told by e-mail that water splashes over 6 ft. out of the toilet.

I no longer buy petrol without taking someone

One mixed up person eh!


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Random Jokes I was in Starbucks yesterday when I suddenly realised I desperately needed to pass wind. The music was really, really loud, so I timed my wind with the beat of the music. After a couple of songs, I started to feel better. I finished my coffee, and noticed that everybody was staring at me.... Then I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my iPod.

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An elderly man is stopped by the police around 1am and is asked where he is going at this time of night. The man replies, “I am going to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body”. The officer then asks, “Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?” The man replies, “My wife.”

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Restaurant Breakfasts

Open Mon - Sat from 10.30am. Full English, Toasties, Sandwiches, etc.

Menu del Dia by popular demand 3 courses - 7€

Dinner Dance

1st Friday in every month (next 3rd Dec)

Special 3 course menu inc. bottle wine per couple from 8pm 12€ per person

Sunday Roast Choice of 3 meats

NEW!! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Various choices of Starters & Mains or Mains & Desserts including a glass of Wine or Beer Monday - Friday 5.30pm - 8pm

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1pm - 6.30pm 3 courses only 10€ A la carte menu from 7pm


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Competition Time :) Ho Ho Ho... Christmas is only 3 weeks away so it's time for The Sentinella's seasonal competition, where you could be the one who walks away with a Christmas Hamper filled by the lovely team at Arkwrights British Food store. All you have to do is complete the bumper wordsearch on page 117 of this month's edition. Fill in your name, phone number and email address, then drop it into Arkwrights by the middle of December. All correct entries will be placed into a raffle and drawn on the 20th December in Arkwrights. The lucky winner will bag the fantasic Christmas hamper brimming with yummy treats. The winner will have to make arrangements to collect the hamper themselves. Or if you are going away must make arrangements for it to be collected. So what are you waiting for? Get searching for those words pronto!

$$$ Share´oscope $$$ Happy Christmas investors! Here is Mr Stockmarket´s last pick of the year. He has purchased (fictiously) 17,241 Regency Mines at 5.80p. Regency Mines is a gold and nickel mining company that hopefully will come up trumps and give us our Christmas bonus. Last months share Stagecoach bought at 205p remains the same at 205p. So hey nothing lost! Look out for next month for a run down of this years share transactions.

Readers Writes I just wanted to let you know I've recently used Campo Cats for my two kittens and was very pleased. Linda took very good care of them and I think they had more toys there than they have at home, she asked me about their meal times and what food they prefer etc, I thought her attention to detail was excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend Linda at Campo Cats! Sue Rio-Gordo See main advert on page 63

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Bar Triana

Breakfasts * Hot and Cold snacks served all day * Pool table * Open fire Outside terrace * Quiz night Tuesdays 8.30pm * Fish and Chip suppers Specials Nights. Christmas Fair!! Thursday December 16th 2pm - 6pm All your favourite stalls, watches, cosmetics, perfumes, clothes and much more. Bacon or Sausage sandwich & mug of tea or coffee 2€ Come along and get your last minute pressies for Xmas! Xmas hamper prize draw.

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‘moda Boutique’

We wish you a Merry Christmas and in December.......... We help you save! The more you buy The more you save Come and see............ you will not be disappointed!

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Superb Front Line Views Sky Sports & ESPN Karaoke on Saturday Nights Draught Strongbow!!

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Food Served Daily inc. All Day English Breakfasts & Vegetarian options

tel: 651 444 872

Algarrobo Costa

(Closed thursdays)

Merry Christmas!!!

BUFFET - Oriental food: Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc... Enjoy your food! Make your salads with the quantity and ingredients you want. Meat, fish, shellfish, vegetables, etc... Choose your own conbination of flavours which you like the most and we will prepare your wok right away, in front of you. Selection of sauces: Gon Bao; Tokyo; Thai; Sweet & Sour; Curry; Wok; Oyster; Peking. You can help yourself to as much food as you want. Our staff are on standby to attend to your needs. Hours: 12:30-4:30 (Buffet price 10.25€) 7:30-12:00 (Buffet price 12.25€)

Children's Menu: Under 4's - 3€ 4-7 year olds - 6€

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Uvas – They come in bunches….. that’s right, grapes! I remember once a friend of my Mum’s asked for grapes in her cheese sandwich. ‘How strange’, I thought….until I secretly tried my own cheese and grape sandwich a few days later. Delicious! And there’s something else about grapes. If you pop them in the freezer in the summer, they make a refreshing (and scrumptious) snack when the heat is too hot to handle. Try it next summer! Venado / Ciervo – This is deer, or venison if you want to get technical about it. I can’t help

but think of the film Bambi every time I see someone with venison on their plate. Ah, poor Bambi! Vieiras / Zamburiña – These are scallops and there’s something about that word which I hate, so I’m not even going to bother writing about them. Vino – On the other hand there’s something about this word that I love, especially vino dulce, better known as ‘happy wine’….well it makes me happy anyway! Yema – That’s egg yolk and there are very few people who only eat the yolk, so I don’t even

see the point of knowing this

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Townhouse on edge of Riogordo overlooking olive groves, just few minutes walk to shops. 3 bed, 1 bath, Lounge/Diner with log burner and doors to terrace, Kitchen/Diner, Larder/storeroom, Utility, WC, Internet, Sat TV, Parking.

For Sale 119,000€ Rent 350€ pm.

PERIANA 3 bed, 2 bath country villa, open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner, pool, land, ample parking, private location surrounded by olive groves just minutes from Periana

For Rent 650€ pm


Rustic, reformed south-west facing Cortijo between Colmenar and Comares, with beautiful views. 3 bed, 2 bath 1 ensuite. Lounge with log burner, Kitchen/Diner with log burner. Pool, Terrace, 3000m2 land, parking, internet, sat tv.

For Sale 262,000€

Competitive commission rates for letting and selling. Campo properties required for clients up to 500€ per month, and to buy up to 190,000€. Commission for selling just 21/2% for properties listed by end of 2010.

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Random Joke

word. But how many of you know the word for the egg white hey?!

A bloke goes to the local council to apply for a job in the office. The interviewer asks him, "Are you allergic to anything?" He replies, "Yes, caffeine." "Have you ever worked for the public service before?" "Yes, I was in the army." he says, "I was in Iraq for two tours." The interviewer says, "That will give you 5 extra points toward employment." Then he asks, "Are you disabled in any way?" The guy says, "Yes. A mine exploded near me when I was there and I lost both of my testicles". The interviewer grimaces and then says, "O.K. you've got enough points for me to take you on right away. Our normal hours are from 8.00am to 4.00pm, but you can start tomorrow at 10.00am - and carry on starting at 10.00am every day." The bloke is puzzled and asks, "If the work hours are from 8.00am to 4.00pm, why don't you want me here until 10.00am? I'm not looking for any special treatment y'know" "What you have to understand is that this is a council job," the interviewer says, "For the first two hours, we just stand around drinking coffee and scratching our b*ll*x. There's no point in you coming in for that."

Zanahorias – These are carrots and it’s said that if you eat enough of them you start to turn orange, so don’t overdo it. Eat enough just to enable you to see well in the dark! Zarzuela – This is the Spanish word for ‘casserole’. I used to hate casseroles when I was growing up as it meant eating a few too many vegetables in one sitting. However, now I love it when my Mum cooks a nice casserole and I happen to be at their place at dinner time! Zumo – Juice! Not in the tennis sense, but the fruity liquid which slips down a treat, especially when it’s ‘natural’.

NER Vie Consultant now in the Axarquia Pamper Party bookings now being taken. Great Christmas Offers on Cosmetics, Skincare and Homeware. Call me for a catalogue.

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Visit abc nailstore, the only dedicated nail salon in Nerja, and enjoy a choice of treatments to beautify your hands and feet, including the hottest beauty trend; fashion nails. nails show off your daring, sassy side and the best part is that regardless of how you "wear" your nails--au naturale, acrylic, gels (don’t forget their 25€ special offer) or silk wraps, fits your fingers and your toes. With so many great patterns and colours to choose from, is “the must have fashion accessory” for this Xmas & New Year’s festive season. Don’t be caught out without it! Bar Uno, located on C/ Los Huertos 1 Nerja, is open everyday offering great breakfasts, baps, sandwiches, rolls and wraps. They serve fresh muffins, croissants and homemade cakes. The bar homes three large screen TVs showing Rugby, Championship Football, Formula 1 and Moto Gp and on Thursday nights there’s Wii Bowling! They offer a range of take away lunch bags for 4.50€ including a sandwich of your choice, crisps and a drink. Just call and collect within 10 mins on 634 367 100. the Nerja hire Centre offers an efficient and cost-effective hire service (both long and short term) to domestic and construction industry users. They keep a good range of quality, used household furniture and they can be found on the Nerja to Frigiliana road opposite the new Lidl. Visit today for a clearance sale on selected furniture. If your car needs repairing, or you want to have it spray painted, visit Jonathon at artucolor. Artucolour is a general mechanics offering car body repairs and body painting. Come and see Glenn and Carlos at the Big garage. With over 40 years experience as mechanics, they speak English and Spanish and specialise in Land Rovers and 4 x 4's. They can also give your car a full service. They use genuine Bearmach Land Rover parts and accessories and they're easy to find. As you head down from the motorway turn right at the new Lidl exit, keep right and you’ll see them straight in front of you. They're open all day, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Olas are closed from 22nd of Nov - 17th Dec for a refurbishment and staff holidays. Christmas lunch at Olas is from 1pm eating at 2pm with music and entertainment, to book please

text to 00447768194491 and reply will confirm. Boxing day will be fun at the races. Book a table for a flutter and for New Years Eve we are having a 60/70/80s Disco party with buffet. So text to reserve a table for any of these events and we look forward to seeing you from the 17th December with the new look Olas Sports Lounge Bar, The only dedicated sports bar in Burriana! al Poochinos in Nerja are continuing their campaign to offer affordable pet grooming to all caring dog and cat owners. Your pet won´t just leave smelling wonderful and looking good, with a full treatment commencing from as little as 15€ including ear cleansing, nail trimming and detangling, your four legged friend will feel healthier too! Veritys hair and beauty salon has a special winter warmer offer to prepare those tootsies for the festive season! Book a hot paraffin wax pedicure for only 24€. Includes polish which is rich in essential oils leaving the skin softer whilst arthritis sufferers will benefit from the relaxing heat treatment which is medically acknowledged to help soothe aches and pains. A hot paraffin wax manicure is also on offer at 18.50€. Something new for Dec, Veritys are offering a range of fuller figure ladies fashion. UK sizes from 16-32 designed with the real woman in mind! (No offense to our slimmer sisters!) Prices start at 12€ with brand names, Evans, M&S, C&A, Dorothy Perkins and BHS to name but a few. Something for every shape, size and age! Please call the salon on 680 740 545 to check Winter opening times and product availability as certain lines are expected to go quickly!. Jackie and Don Juan welcome you to the new Cafeteria tapas Bar Don Juan (formerly Manon). Enjoy a lunchtime special, tapas with a small beer for only 1.50€ or tapas with a glass of wine 2€. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, specials, tapas and snacks and we are now taking bookings for our Christmas Day 3 course lunch at only 19.50€ and for New Years Eve 24.90€. Open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays) from 10.30 until late, we look forward to welcoming you. Locked yourself out of your house or having lock problems call the 24 hour emergency Locksmith. A fully qualified UK C&G Locksmith. Or simply call to book an appointment. Want to shred a few pounds before Crimbo then weightwatchers is for you. New to Spain the Pro-points plan. Vie Consultant now in the Axarquia. Pamper Party bookings now being taken. Great Christmas Offers on Cosmetics, Skincare and Homeware. Call for a catalogue. For details see pages 92 & 93 for all businesses. Please mention The Sentinella.


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The Premier venue to enjoy watching all sports or just to relax!!

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General Building Contractors/Developers We execute the following works to the highest standard with Quality Trades Persons with over 80 years collective experience covering *General Building Works * New Builds * Construction of Swimming Pools * Terracing * Retaining Walls * Extensions * Brickwork/Blockwork * Rendering * Ceramic Tiling * Electrical & Plumbing Works (all trades) We also have a Full Plan Design Service who can advise on building licence and planning criteria approvals.

Call Calvin on: 666 659 876

2 bedroom extension with storeroom, Pergola above and stone cladding

Recently completed swimming pool/terrace and pergola Spanish registered Company NIF: X-5347443-N D.I.C. Covering La Axarquia Casa 7, Pueblo Ana Maria, Fase 2, Los Romanes, 29713, Mรกlaga

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Random Jokes In a run-down part of East London a fire destroyed a dilapidated four-storey house that had been divided into four flats. A Nigerian family of six Internet con artists and full time benefit cheats lived on the first floor... all six tragically perished in the fire. A group of seven Islamic welfare cheats, all illegally in the country, lived on the second floor... they too, all perished in the fire. Six Albanian, gang banger, ex-cons - all claiming political asylum and living off the state for free, occupied the 3rd floor... they too, died. But the middle aged British white couple who lived on the top floor miraculously survived the fire. The Equal Opportunities Commission, Amnesty International, Rights activists, black community leaders and the British Islamic Council were all furious at the apparent racial inequality of the situation. Why was just the British white couple saved? It was monstrous they claimed, and showed that systemic 'racism' still existed in all areas of public service - questions were raised in the House of Commons, the popular media picked up the story and within hours it was national and indeed international news.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, when questioned stated calmly that it would be unwise to jump to conclusions until the Police and Fire Service had completed their report. He closed by stating that he expected their initial assessment to be available within the next 36 hours – so perhaps it would be best to let the experts gather the evidence and report back before he commented any further. The baying Press pack subsequently reported the interview in such way as to intimate that the Mayor was indifferent to suffering and was out of touch with the feelings of the whole East London community! A large motorcade of representatives from all five groups, together with the Home Secretary drove to the area, having demanded a meeting with the local chief fire officer. They made sure that a large pack of popular Press and TV had been briefed on the visit and so the motorcade was met by a huge gaggle of journalists, TV interviewers and cameras. On camera, they loudly demanded to know why the Africans, Black Muslims and Albanians all died in the fire and only the white couple lived. One bemused chief fire officer quietly replied, "Because they were both at work."

Pinguinitos Swim School Nerja *Classes for all ages of children starting from 3 months *UK qualified teacher *Technique clinic for older children *Small friendly classes *Private adult lessons available Call: 662 463 452

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BEM idiomas Only 24 days to Christmas and 30 days until 2011! I have been busy buying all my Christmas presents online this year for a bit of variety, and what good service I received too. Both Argos and Amazon sent my purchases to Spain within a couple of days where I then received them on my doorstep (well, nearly)! I had to collect them locally from the courier within three days after they were received because they don’t deliver in the Campo. With nothing broken nor any ruined boxes, all arrived in perfect condition. Over the past four years I can remember receiving calls from local Spanish couriers trying to inform me that I had a parcel. I was never able to understand anything in the conversation and would eventually hang up on the poor Spanish man who was just trying to do his job. This same phone conversation would happen again and again. More days would pass making the arrival of my parcel incredibly late, and the penny would then drop. The next time I received a call from this chap, however, I was prepared with the necessary vocabulary: “Paqueta.” He finally understood me and after nearly twenty minutes we would have established where I could meet him to collect my package. The language gap with the courier, I’m happy to say, was not a problem most recently. I received his call, had a reasonably intelligent conversation with him and

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met him at the agreed time and place. It was one of the smoothest transactions and interactions I’ve had in four years in Spain, and I can honestly say it’s because of my two years of learning Spanish at BEM in Vélez-Malaga. BEM has many qualified and experienced teachers. They teach both practical and useful lessons to help you gain self confidence and make your life easier here in Spain. You can also study for the Spanish Diploma (D.E.L.E) at BEM, which is great for your resume, professional life or just because! Call Viviane at 952 54 9233 BEM would like to wish all its customers, both old and new, a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


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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:

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Mind, Body & Spirit So often I hear clients say “I don’t know……. I don’t know what is wrong with me…………; I don’t know what to do……..; I wish I could decide……” Usually after a healing session the understanding or answer they have been looking for becomes clear and again, often they will then say: “I kind of knew that already, but I didn’t believe it enough”, or words to that effect. The problem is not a lack of knowing- in my experience most people are usually pretty clear about what is going on.. The real problem is believing it!. We have become so habituated to seeking answers from others who we perceive as expertsdoctors, counsellors, healers, psychics, fortune tellers, when in truth the real expert about you is you! How has this bizarre situation come about? Self belief is one of the first casualties of the kind of deep emotional wounding of infant abandonment I spoke about in last month’s article. But it doesn’t end there. Through childhood and adolescence our innate sense of selfknowledge, of knowing how we feel, what we want, what we need, what is good for us. is overruled and undermined. Over and over again we are told that others know better what is good for us:- our parents, our teachers, peers & family members we look up to, etc. Sometimes the message is rammed home with some form of ridicule or punishment, thereby impressing even deeper into our minds the disempowering notion that we don’t know what is good for us.

Its hardly surprising that when we grow up and leave home we continue to look for people to tell us what to do- be they bosses, gurus, partners, husbands, wives or whoever. Often these people have a vested interest in having us be or behave in a certain way- they may not have our best interests at heart. So we remain in situations and relationships that are patently not serving our own highest good. Healing and restoring our inherent self-belief is a journey which starts out the moment you decide to trust in yourself, in what you feel and know deep inside, and to act on it. Only by acting on it will you get the positive reinforcement by which this embryonic seed of self belief can grow and strengthen. Like all journeys worth taking, it begins with the first step, and will transform your life. If there was one gift I could wish for you all this festive season it would be simply this: Believe in yourself! Note: In answer to some reader’s queries, I live on the Costa and have healing clinics in Nerja, Fuengirola & Marbella. I also have a regular practice in Ireland. Apologies for any confusion Richard Waterborn is a professional healer. His work is based on the premise that all illnesses and mental/emotional conditions can be healed from within by identifying the root causes and releasing negative energy at a cellular level. To book a session call: 676 346 402, email: or see his advert below:



Ideal for landlords & holiday properties. Perfect to control expensive & excessive use of a/c units, etc. Contact Phil Watts PW Electrical Services SC tel: 647 006 140 / 678 442 402 Email:


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Electro Fernández Electrical Installations All work and projects authorised by the Industry Change of name from meter to meter New and rewiring of houses, offices, etc. 24 hour emergency call out

Tel: 687 493 411

Heather Gail Harman b.a hons

New enrolees welcome to join Heather's highly successful Drawing and Painting Classes. Beginners welcome Puente don Manuel - Mondays Torre del Mar/Benajarafe - Thursdays Lake Viñuela - Fridays Try your hand at drawing & painting in 2011!

For further details contact Heather Tel: 952 115 366 Mob: 628 306 371

Rafaello’s Restaurant “Situated in the Axarquia Beach Hotel”

Set on the sunny Costa del Sol, this superb restaurant is situated in the Hotel Axarquia Beach Hotel in Almayate, the only beach hotel in the Axarquia area. The restaurant offers a full range of mediterranean cuisine inspired by their head chef

7 days a week Free Parking Open to non-residents Mediterranean cuisine Beautiful surroundings

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Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 2pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call: 685 552 529. Every Tuesday Bar Triana Ctr. Bemamargosa, Triana. Quiz night 8.30p.m. Call: 618 373 316 Every Wednesday Modern Jive Dancing. Restaurante Parquesol, Torrox Costa. 8.30pm. Modern Jive dancing with tuition. Tel: Jacqueline 658 729 274 Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Quiz night from 8.30pm with cash prizes. APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every month. Call 952 544 362 Every Thursday Bar Atila, Puente don


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Manuel, Bingo 8pm. Call 685 552 529 Every Thursday Tiffanys Paul´s Quiz with cash prizes. Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel 952 519 733 Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel, Dale 697 258 400 Thursday Arts & Crafts - professional tuition in drawing and painting as well as crafting advice and ideas. Suitable for all levels. Ladies Dinner - a home cooked informal 2 course meal every Friday 7pm at La Vaqueria. Reservations tel 952517273 or e.mail FREE MULLED WINE AND A DISCOUNT! Riogordo Galeria Christmas Fayre. Everything is 10% off marked price. DEC 1-12 ONLY. Wednesday - Sunday. 10 -2 and 4-8pm. Riogordo Galeria will reopen on 4th April 2011. Acoustic Roots gigs for December, 17th El Ancla de Cirilo, Torrox Costa. Free raffle prize. Food Available. Tel: 952 967013. (English spoken). Christmas Eve: El Pilon, Competa, from 2-6pm. Christmas carols, songs, food and fun. Booking essential: Tel: 952 553512 (English spoken).

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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar November Events: We meet every Wed between 12 - 2 pm at the La Vega Rest. next to Mercadona supermarket. All ages welcome-various activities held at the Weekly Meetings. 3rd Weekly Meeting with Games Club, 4th Shopping trip to Gibraltar 10€, 5th Poppy Ball at the Caves Nerja 30€ Mem & 32€ Non-mem, 10th Weekly Meeting-guest speaker Rod MacArthur, 14th Remembrance Service at Hotel Mainake, Torre del Mar 11.30am, 17th Annual General Meeting - ManComunidad, Torre del Mar, 24th Christmas Craft Fair - various stalls. Bookings 663 658 354 (9am-5pm), Welfare 628 343 198, Membership 617 997 095 Web site at Lux Mundi Torre del Mar December events. 3rd Bazaar Navidad, 6th National Holiday (will be closed), 8th National Holiday (Will be closed), 13th Film Night 7.00 to 7.30, 14th Trip Rute+ Lucena, 16th Gibraltar, 22nd Trip to Malaga "Belenes". From 20th Dec. to 6 January, The centre will be open for the public mornings only 10.00 to 13.00. Every Mon 3pm-5pm German speaking afternoon. Every Tues Music Appreciation Soc. Every Wed 3pm-5pm Art Group - 5:30 Choir Practice, Every Fri 11am-1pm Coffee morning & Boutique, Every Sat 5pm Catholic Church service Every Sun 10:30am Anglican Service St. Barnabas. Deposits required for all trips & events. For more information tel 952543334 Alcaucin Branch of TRBL meets every Thursday noon at the Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet new like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, surprise events and presentations. Regular trips are arranged departing locally. Branch Contact is 680491109. Harvey (please note this is a new number) Welfare Contact is 690 310 951 Dorothy, Social Contact is 636 203 135 Barbara

RBL - Los Romanes Branch We are still a branch of the Royal British Legion. NEW VENUE - The Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. We meet every Tuesday from 12.00 noon until 2.00 pm. at the above. On the first Tuesday of every month we have menu del dia at the restaurant. Please feel free to come and join us any time, you do not have to be a member. For social contact Lorraine on 952510203. For other contact Margaret on 951 167 600. Visit our web site on Merry Christmas Everybody from La Vaqueria and to make it very special we are organising a bumper Activity Day for children aged 3-13yrs on Saturday 11th December. Come along and make cards and Christmas gifts, eat festive food and play games. Fantastic fun for all. Please reserve your place by midday Wed 8th - there is a lot of preparation involved so we do need to know numbers, also due to the rising popularity in these events, places are limited. Call Su on 952517273 or e-mail And don't forget our half price sale this month - very affordable crafting gifts for everyone! Enjoy your holidays from all at La Vaqueria. Torre del Mar Evangelical Church Christmas Services: 6th Dec Christmas Carols in aid fof deprived children 7pm, El Pino Restaurant Torrox Park. 8th Candlelit Christmas Carol Service 6pm. All Welcome, mulled wine, mince pies. Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, off Paseo Larios Torre del Mar. 25th Christmas Day Serice 11.30am Solarium Hotel Torremar off Paseo Larios Torre del Mar Info. Tel: 952532825 APARIV Animal protection Society On Friday 17th will hold a Full Traditional Christmas Luncheon Benefit at 2:00-2:30 pm for 20€ at Bar Viva in Torre del Mar with prizes and raffles. For further information call Bar Viva at 952 544362 Golfnutz meet every Wednesday at Santa Clara (Otura, Granada) for golf banter, all abilities welcome. Sense of humour essential. Happy Christmas and a higher pension to all golfers in teh new year including ‘old grumpy’. Call 679 982 992 or caddy master on 858 702 800

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What’s O n? Dance Time - New Year Dinner & Dance. Don't stop the festivities yet, come and join Pauline and Keith in celebrating the New Year, with dances to suit everyone to the best music, and not forgetting an excellent meal. So come and dance the night away. El Trapiche Restaurant, Saturday 15th January 2011, 7.30 - 11.30pm. Menu choice, Pork chop, Chicken or Rosada. Tickets 10.50€. Reservations: English 952 550 497 / German 952 115 717 Come Dancing for Cudeca. Christmas Dinner Dance at El Trapiche restaurant. 11th December. Only 12 euros book early to avoid disappointment. Special evening with usual mix of excellent dances plus party dances and prizes. For info & bookings contact Joyce: 616 046 713 or email / Sheila: 951 515 155 or mob 651 546 578 Lux Mundi Music Appreciation Group meets each Tues from 3.00 p.m until 5.00 p.m. at the Lux Mundi Centre in Torre del Mar. The sessions are focused upon a composer or a period of classical music. We listen and enjoy a selection of the works. Further information from Keith Hicks, telephone 637255299. Yo Jive Modern Jive Dance Classes have a great new venue in Torrox Costa. Every Tuesday 8.30pm. Modern Jive is easy, fun and a great way of meeting new people. You dont need a partner come by yourself or bring a friend. Beginners always welcome. Join us Tuesday nights at El Ancla de Cirilo, Calle de Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa on the N-340 between Nerja and Torrox Costa. Dancing is good exercise as well as good social fun! David would like to thank everyone for a great start to the season and welcomes members old and new to join him for lessons every Monday 5pm - 7pm at Trapiche Restaurant. For more information contact David on 952 531 259 or 617 863 193 (mobile). Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle

Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 Lodge of European Fraternity No. 52. Meet in Maro every 3rd. Thursday during the winter months, and most Mon evenings for L.O.I. Tel for details 678043486 or 608750980 CoraXalia international choir will be performing at the following throughout December. 10th 8.30pm Christmas Market, Chiringuito Antonio, Puente don Manuel. 12th 6.00pm Church of Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Canillas de Aceituno. 19th 4.00pm Church of San Miguel, Nerja - service of lessons and carols. 21st 11.30am Farmers' Market, El Trapiche They will be performing a mixture of Christmas carols and songs in English, Spanish and German, both traditional and modern. All will be welcome at any of the above venues. Further information on the choir can be found on our website or by ringing 630 520 581 [Spanish and English]. Pinguinitos Swim School restarting swimming lessons for all ages in October. Call Virginia Millington 952 533 236 or 662 463 452 RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30 to 2.30pm, 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. Call 952 514 226 or 669 201 927 Trapiche Social Club December events 1st Card Games, 8th Christmas Fayre, 10th Barn dance with chicken and chips supper, 15th Coffee and mince pies followed by skittles. January 2011 5th 3 Kings Parade Malaga. Bookings 618 585 061or at Trapiche Restaurant on Wednesdays.Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at El Trapiche Restaurant from 12.00 noon


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-torre see Nerja-Malaga times torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English 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 Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sundays Tel: 952 219 396 torre del Mar - Sanysol Residencia, Saturdays 6.00 pm. Tel: 952 219 396 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

Local Police : 091 guardia : 062 Fire : 080 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. Wednesday Fellowship - 7pm. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 033 021 or 952 518 185 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. taxis torre: 952 540 016. Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016 Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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ambulance : 061 water : 952 540 662 Electricity : 952 540 662 tourist information Nerja: 952 521 531 torre del Mar: 952 541 104 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 2-2º- Malaga 952 352 300 ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nº15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Carlota Alesandria, 33 Edif. San Andres - 1º-7 Torremolinos 952 380 888 germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197 telefonica Dial 1002 to report a fault on the line. For general enquiries dial 1004




airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804 airlines shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. water supplies Velez Malaga: 952 506 450 Nerja: 952 520 154 Malaga: 952 135 013 railway stations Malaga: 952 360 202 granada: 958 271 272 town halls torre and Velez: 952 500 100 torrox: 952 538 200 Nerja: 952 548 400 Competa: 952 516 006 rincon: 952 402 300 Malaga: 952 135 000 hospitals Nerja ambulatorio: 952 523 131 Velez Malaga: 951 067 000 itV Call: 902 575 757 or 952 551 084 - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am - 12.45pm


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s e g a P Puzzle Get Quizical 1. Who wrote Rip van Winkle?

7. In which organ are the Kupffer cells?

2. Who was the goddess of victory?

8. What is the ruling planet of Scorpio?

3. What type of bird is a Green Leek?

9. What is Petrology the study of?

4. Which French King was "The Citizen King"?

10. What type of creature is a grayling?

5. Which US golfer is known as Super-Mex?

11. What do pangolins eat?

6. What does a barascope measure?

12.What was Uncas, the last of?

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Sudokus A Christmas Bumper Sudoku here for you to tackle. Simply use the letters from A - P to finish the puzzle instead of numbers

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The Sentinella Christmas Hamper Competition. the words listed below are from a familiar Christmas Carol. find and circle all of the words hidden in the grid.the remaining letters spell the name of the Christmas Carol. fill in the the answer below and take to arkwrights in puente don manuel for your chance to win a fabulous Christmas Hamper!! See picture on page 86

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Crossword Two sets of clues but the same answer

Cryptic Clues across 1 Either son could be going up [2,3,4] (9) 6 Roll but also pitch for starters (3) 8 Beer's froth with last of brandy is intoxicating (5) 9 Nature's synthetic walk (7) 10 Still verbally drawn at the end of the day (8) 11 Language in Perth airport (4) 13 Tintin's dance? (6) 14 Gained weight from a Chinese dumpling (6) 17 A grass said to be crooked (4) 19 Camoufl aged clan hiding in tree top (8) 22 Nationality – possibly Bengali? (7) 23 Collect a multitude (5) 24 Beam from the man (3) 25 Pinch a coil as well as begging [3,2,4] (9) Down 1 Chore mixing pigment (5) 2 I daren't organise commercial swap [5-2] (7) 3 Tiny page written about African (8) 4 Popular team's not out (6) 5 Muse about Australian runners (4) 6 Clubs in English city making a collection (5) 7 Some left – no one returned (7) 12 Turn it on, a fun water feature (8) 13 Perhaps reach around doctor in room (7) 15 Musical piece two cats composed about duck (7) 16 Snatch sleep after tease (6) 18 Make a recovery from series of strokes (5) 20 Relieved having rented when left abandoned (5) 21 Element of some jazz in clarinettist (4)

Quick Clues across 1 Going up [2,3,4] (9) 6 Soft bread roll (3) 8 Intoxicating (5) 9 Walk casually (7) 10 End of the day (8) 11 Popular Far Eastern cuisine (4) 13 Lively French dance (6) 14 Chinese dumpling (6) 17 Crooked (4) 19 Height of success (8) 22 Person from Brussels (7) 23 Collect (5) 24 Beam of light (3) 25 Humbly begging [3,2,4] (9) Down 1 Yellow pigment (5) 2 Give as partpayment[5,2] (7) 3 From Cairo, perhaps (8) 4 Interior (6) 5 Australian birds (4) 6 Consignment (5) 7 Helping of food (7) 12 Water feature (8) 13 Assembly room (7) 15 Keyboard piece (7) 16 Steal for ransom (6) 18 Driving competition (5) 20 Relieved (5) 21 Galvanising metal (4)

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:) a h a h Jokes A man escapes from a prison where he's been locked up for 15 years. He breaks into a house to look for money and guns. Inside, he finds a young couple in bed. He orders the guy out of bed and ties him to a chair. While tying the homeowner's wife to the bed, the convict gets on top of her, kisses her neck, then gets up and goes into the bathroom. While he's in there, the husband whispers over to his wife, “Listen, this guy is an escaped convict. Look at his clothes! He's probably spenta lot of time in jail and hasn't seen a woman in years. I saw how he kissed your neck. If he wants sex, don't resist, don't whatever he tells you. Satisfy him no matter how much he nauseates you. This guy is obviously very dangerous. If he gets angry, he'll kill us both. Be strong, honey. I love you!” His wife responds, “He wasn't kissing my neck. He was whispering in my ear. He told me that he's gay, thinks you're cute and asked if we had any Vaseline. I told him it was in the bathroom. Be strong honey. I love you too.” ---------------------------------------------------------A young Arab asks his father “What is this weird hat that we are wearing?” “It's a "chechia" because in the desert it protects our heads from the Sun!” “And what is this type of clothing that we are wearing?” “It's a "djellaba" because in the desert it is very hot and it protects your body!” “And what are these ugly shoes that we have on our feet?” These are "babouches", which keep us from burning our feet when in the Desert!” “Tell me, papa...” “Yes, my son?” “Why are we living in Bradford and still wearing all this s**t?” ---------------------------------------------------------A man and woman were having dinner in a fine

restaurant. They were gazing lovingly at each other and holding hands. Their waitress, taking another order at a table a few steps away, suddenly noticed the man slowly sliding down his chair and under the table, but the woman acted unconcerned. The waitress watched as the man slid all the way down his chair and out of sight under the tableStill, the woman appeared calm and unruffled, apparently unaware her dining companion had disappeared. The waitress went over to the table and said to the woman, "Pardon me, ma'am, but I think your husband just slid under the table." The woman calmly looked up at her and said, "No, he didn't. He just walked in." ---------------------------------------------------------A young boy comes down for breakfast. Since they live on a farm, his Mother asks if he has done his chores. ‘Not yet,’ said the little boy. His mother tells him no breakfast until he does his chores. Well, he's a little ticked off so when he feeds the chickens, he kicks a chicken. When he feeds the cows, he kicks a cow. When he feeds the pigs, he kicks a pig. He goes back in for breakfast and his mother gives him a bowl of dry cereal. ‘How come I don't get any eggs and bacon, and why don't I have any milk in my cereal?’ he asks. ‘Well,’ his mother says, ‘I saw you kick a chicken, So you don't get any eggs for a week. I saw you kick the pig, so you don't get any bacon for a week either. I saw you kick the cow so for a week you aren't getting any milk.’ Just then, his father comes down for breakfast and kicks the cat halfway across the kitchen. The little boy looks up at his mother with a smile, and says,’You gonna tell him or should I?’


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s n g i S r Sta Mystic Mag spills her psychic stuff! Capricorn - Put that Weetabix back on the shelf where you found it, because after all, "you'd rather have a bowl of coco-pops…" Lucky sign - Chocolate milk Aquarius - Have a good old rummage in your jeans pockets and you will find something most peculiar in there, which may now come in handy Lucky sign - Fluff Pisces - Men in white coats are coming to take you away so make sure you keep yourself well concealed until the coast is clear Lucky sign - A man with a rounded beer belly, watching telly and eating jelly Aries - The colour green doesn't suit you, so take back that new item of clothing you bought recently and exchange it for the citrus orange Lucky sign - The soundtrack to the film Ghost Taurus - Zemo is calling you back to spaceshuttle zero four eight, as your human powers are fading and you need a recharge Lucky sign - Mars (home) Gemini - If your name is Barry then take this invaluable piece of advice…change it! Lucky sign - The sign of the cross Cancer - Beware, as the mother in law may spring a surprise appearance on you this month. Have the arson on stand-by. Lucky sign - Ultra long legs

Leo - Investment is on your mind this month, so prepare to take a gamble and watch your money grow like a tree Lucky sign - A limp lettuce leaf Virgo - Planet Mercury is bypassing your sign, which will mean you will have more wind than usual. Please be aware of where you drop it Lucky sign - Weebles Libra - Take up karate lessons this month and chop a table in half with your bare hands. It will make you feel so much better Lucky sign - Three spinning tops with no bottoms Scorpio - When you find the old windmill you know you are only one clue away from knowing the utterly gruesome truth Lucky sign - Pritstick without the stick Sagittarius - What do Jack Jill and the Hill all have in common? If you don't know the answer to this question then you really do need to consider a brain transplant Lucky sign - A damn good surgeon If it is your Birthday this month....Then don’t invite anyone to your party whose name begins with the letter M or else you will end up throwing mouldy cake at their heads. Also, be extra vigilent towards anyone with big hair dos as they are likely to irritate you in some way. You could find yourself acting as if you are 18 again. Dream on!

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renault Megane grand tour 2004, LHD, Spanish, immaculate 95,000 kms, one owner and serviced by Renault Agent from new. ITV 2012. €5,900 Call: 952 115 162 / 685 717 231

Vehicles Wanted waNtED CLassiC MOtOrCyCLEs. Pre 1985, any condition, any plate, working or not. Cash paid. Tel. 615 855 479

Due to pregnancy person required to share riding and cost of my good natured, well schooled horse. Approx 100€ p/mth. For more info call: 659 132 502

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2/3 BEDrOOM hOUsE tO LEt in Benamargosa. Available for long or short term lets from 300€ pcm. Also holiday lets from 200€ per week. 2 mins to supermarket, bars and swimming pool. Call: 636 117 210 FLat, 90M , in Vélez-Málaga, new, 5 mins to schools, health centre, supermarket, bus station, highway and 5 km to the sea. 3 bedrooms, a prime quality furnished kitchen, 22m2 terrace, lift and garage. €159.000, tlf: 606 764 539. Ready to move in. 2

tOwNhOUsE FOr saLE Charming townhouse in Riogordo. 3 bed, lounge with log burner, fitted kitchen/diner, terrace, parking. Reduced to €119,000. Tel 606 734 012 tOrrOX PUEBLO LargE tOwNhOUsE 150sqm and terrace. In need of rebuild with plans. Paperwork in order. Call: 95 252 5830 / 609 931 224 35,000€ o.n.o. tOrrEViEJa (ViLLa MartiN), 1 Bed apartment for rent. Sleeps 4, new UPVC windows with kitchen appliances on nice complex with pools. Sold as seen, £55,000 O.N.O. Call Mick on 0044 7770972725 email: or call Carmen on 662 378 911 or email: for more information. FOr rENt iN riOgOrDO Charming townhouse, 3 bed, fully furnished, kitchen/diner, lounge with log burner, Sat TV, telephone, terrace, parking, 2 mins to centre. €350 pcm Tel 606 734 012 tOrrEViEJa (ViLLa MartiN), 1 Bed apartment for sale. Sleeps 4, new UPVC windows with kitchen appliances on nice complex with

pools. Sold as seen, £55,000 O.N.O. Call Mick on 0044 7770972725 email: or call Carmen on 662 378 911 or email for more information. a COsy 2 BED 2 bath town house in Viñuela village for rent. Fully furnished, fitted kitchen, sky tv, roof terrace. Suit single or couple. Pets welcome 350€ pcm. Call. 649 111 965. DOg sittErs aVaiLaBLE English Sisters who love animals will look after your dog/s in their home near Frigiliana. €10 per day per dog which includes at least 1 walk per day and lots of love and attention. References available. Contact 634015902 FULL & Part tiME tELEsaLEs staff and closers required for a successful/expanding telecoms company based in Nerja. Various shifts available: Generous basic + Comms + Bonus + Incentives 10am-9pm Mon-Fri with overtime available. Experience in sales preferred but not essential as enthusiasm, confidence, lively character with a will to succeed is more important.. Be part of a winning team in a friendly and dynamic call centre. Opportunities, for career progression, available in various departments. Call: 952 544 773 THE SENTINELLA grOUP is looking to take on an online marketer to work from home for 20 hours per week. The role includes forum posting, joint venturing, building relationships, social networking, blog posting / commenting, article writing and seo. Previous experience is preferred, however fast learners will also be considered. Please email your CV 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:

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

ALARMS wPerfect alarm s.L: Security systems, Video systems, Alarm systems and Home automation. Call: 608 517 661 email:

ARTS & CRAFTS w La Vaqueria, Hand made cards, craft materials, gifts, souvenirs, morrocan goods, paintings, mosaics, refreshments to eat in or take away, classes, workshops and much, much more! La Vaqueria, Benamargosa. Opening hours - Tues -Sat 10am-3pm, Closed Mondays Tel:- 952517273 E-mail: Website:

BEAUTY & BOUTIQUE wLouise Beauty & Boutique The Alcaucin

side of Lake Vi単uela Call: 951 167 181 or 680 855 030

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

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

BRITISH SUPERMARKETS warkwrights English Shop. Turn right at Venta Baja Crossroads or call: 952 519 780

BUILDERS wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 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. wP&g Builders, 12 years in Spain. ALL work completed. Portfolio of work available. Ring Paul: 636 875 697 Vi単uela areas. Email:

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Business Listing BUILDERS continued wJr Construction Extensions, Reforms, Tiling (Int & Ext), Terraces, Walls, Garages and Painting. Reliable, Quality Workmanship. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414 or Richard. 636 857 715. C/Virgen de la Milagrosa Nº 3, Los Romanes, 29713, Malaga.

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

CAR AND 4 x 4 PARTS wall Makes and Models Land Rover specialists, trade and public welcome. Nationwide delivery service. Call Tropical 4x4 on 951 707 785

CAR AND VAN RENTAL 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:

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING wCarpet & Upholstery Cleaning. Professional Machines, 18 years experience. All areas covered. Call Roy on 958 640 068 or 656 561 669.

Business Listing Rates 12 months - 60 euros 6 months - 40 euros 3 months - 30 euros Call: 664 210 468 CHIROPODISTS wregistered Chiropodist/Podiatrist offering a complete footcare service in the comfort of

your own home. 15yrs experience NHS & private. Call: 636 866 715 wregistered Chiropodist/Nurse of 20 years. New in Velez Malaga. Offers the following services:- Foot and hand care (diabetic, veruccas, fungus nails, ingrown toenails). Also home visits. Post hospital aftercare including physio. Call Teresa: 695 243 238

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

COMPUTERS 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: 952 967 124 or 645 236 259. wComputer help.Troubleshooting & Repairs. New PCs supplied with Windows in English. WiFi installations. Reasonable rates. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. Patient & professional. Call David on 952 54 96 07 or 654 899 976. wComputer Problems? Help is at hand. Upgrades, repairs, hardware and sofware problems solved, NO FIX - NO FEE. Advice on buying and setting up the right computer for you. Tuition from complete beginners to advanced, get the most out of your PC. Call David Fleck on: 952 510 729 / 620 328 382 or email:

DENTISTRY wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148.

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


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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 610 048 919

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



wElectronic Cigarettes attENtiON sMOkErs! Don't get left out in the cold when Spain goes non-smoking in January. The Regal e-cig is a realistic smoking experience. Monthly supply of cartridges available contact

wrosemary george tarjetas. For all occasions, English & Spanish. Organic, Handmade & much more. Supplying to shops, bars, clubs & individuals. Email: Telephone: 679 982 992

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wLakeside Property services, 24 hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357 wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, 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: www.axarquiaproperties.comEstate Agents wBuy a home spain/rent a home spain, Avenida Andalucia, 135, Torre del Mar. Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website: w spanish Management - Buy/sell or rent your property. The one stop shop now situated in Puente don Manuel (Next to Morenos Bar). Come and see us! Call 666135516 or email: Website.

FREIGHT & ONLINE SHOPPING DELIVERIES wFormula Freight, Call us for all your UK to Spain delivery requirements right to your door, to the Costa Tropical. Call: 01296 770029 Email; www.formula

FURNITURE SHOPS wCudeca Second Hand Furniture Shop, tel 952 545 212 Calle Infantes 48, Torre del Mar (by Thursday market) open from Monday to Friday 10.00 to 13.30 and 17.30 to 19.30. Saturdays 10.00 to 13.30 only. If you wish to donate furniture

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

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

HOLIDAY RENTALS w"Peace of Mind holiday rentals" Have you had a successful 2010 season? A) Yes, well done and long may it continue. B) No, then contact us to help kick-start your 2011 season. 20+ Sales and Marketing Experience. David Cullimore 686 375 089

HORSE RIDING walcaucín horse riding, Lessons, trekking kids club on Sats 10am - midday. Ring Charlotte for more info. 620 609 374. Website: wandalucia horse riding 1hr, 2hr or day rides with picnic or bar lunch. Situated close to Lake Vinuela. Also riding Holidays with accommodation. Tel: 616 032 215 E-mail Facebook – Andalucía Horseriding

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

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Business Listing 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

INTERNET SERVICES wriosat:sL, No landline required. High speed Internet and telephone services. Some areas free installation. Prices starting from as low as 20 euros per month. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web: http//

INTERPRETERS wCommunication difficulties? Perhaps I can help? Housing issues, utility companies, ITV or other car issues, medical issues. Call Rob on 697 594 824.

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. wDog care in our home with us, food, warmth, exercise and affection. Fully netted secure areas. Diet and meds. Ex UK dogs home worker also voluntary work. Call: 669 346 268, Casabermeja. On A45 midway between Antequera and malaga

LAWYERS wCarmen silvia, Solicitors Abogados, Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (very near Nota-ria Office). Free initial consultation, 952 967 004 Email: winternational Law solutions. English speaking Spanish Lawyer. English and Spanish legal advisors. Urb Torrox Park, Zona Comercial 3, tel/fax: 952 527 831 or 615 338 075, Email:


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

MAINTENANCE wMaintenance person experienced in plumbing, tiling, painting and general maintenance of buildings. Portfolio of previous work carried out available. Friendly, reliable and reasonable rates. No job to small. Los Romanes and surrounding area. Tel: 618 496 266 or email:

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

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

MOBILE MECHANIC wMobile Mechanic, call Terry: 951 239 660, or 659 483 561. Based in Alcaucin, 30+ years experience, all work fully guaranteed, 15€ per hour. Discount parts supplied. Covers whole of Axarquia, coastal and inland. I come to you!

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

MOTHER & TODDLER GROUPS wMother & toddler group at Torre Montessori Nursery in Torre del Mar on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 12:30 - 4€. TL: 633 637 774 Email: Address: Calle Laureano Casquero s/n Torre del Mar


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Business Listing NURSERIES wguarderia/Nursery torre Montessori, an English nursery with Spanish as second language. High adult/child ratios. Open Monday to Friday. Full and Part Time places available. TL: 633 637 774 Email: address: Calle Laureano Casquero s/n Torre del Mar

ONLINE SHOPPING Online shopping WWW.COOLTIENDA.EU Local online shopping in Spain - FREE P&P. HEALTHY BACK BAGS - Looks Good & Feels Good. The patented Healthy back bag, contours to the shape of your spine, becoming part of you & hence feeling lighter. COOL BANDANAS - Personal cooling products to beat the heat. TILLEY HATS - Made in Canada, UPF50 maximum sun protection, water resistant, Guaranteed for life. COOL DUDE'S Products, now available to buy online. Chillows, Laptop Coolers & more! WWW.COOLTIENDA.EU

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

PAINTERS wraC Decorators & tilers. All aspects of Painting and Tiling undertaken, Interior & Exterior Tel: 638-489-711

PC REPAIRS wComputer Problems? Call today, no fix no fee no call out charges, 26 years experience, Hardware, Software, Networking, VOIP, Internet TV, if it’s PC based we have a solution. Free impartial advice Call Richard on 628 823 148


Made locally from 100% human quality ingredients. No added preservatives or artificial colours.

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. 626 152 756

PLUMBERS wwayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 wJohn Folland Plumbing & heating: All jobs from a dripping tap to fully fitted kitchens/bathrooms. No call out charge. Tel John: 622 050 803 or 622 180 606 wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares.

PRINTING SERVICES wBusiness Cards double sided from 135€ for 500. Flyers double sided full colour from 150€ for 1,000. Call: 664 210 468 wBenaware Print. Competitive prices for single and double sided flyers. Personalised T shirts and greetings cards. Phone 608 631 603 or 952 517 464. E-Mail

PROFESSIONAL CARERS wtake a break. Take time to relax, meet with your friends or a weekend away, reassured that your loved one is in safe hands. NVQ qualified Level 3, CRB registered, NHS approved. 8 years experience with mental health, learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, alzheimas & dementure. Willing to travel. Contact Steve Taplin 622 239 317

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



wspanish Management Total property management and rentals. New office in Puente don Manuel (next to Morenos Bar). Call 666 135 516 or email: Website:

wBeautiful Pedigree Ragdoll Kittens for sale. Sayalonga for details call 618 989 125

PET TREATS w4 Paws Barkery. The very best handmade, wholesome and pure Gourmet Dog Treats.

Business Listing Rates 12 months - 60 euros / 6 months - 40 euros 3 months - 30 euros Call: 664 210 468

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Business Listing PROPERTY & POOL CARE wExperienced, professional and reliable all year service. Caring for your Property, Pool and People. References available on request. Call Ron: 637 995 088,

PROPERTY RENTALS wBuy a home spain/rent a home spain, Avenida Andalucia, 135, Torre del Mar. Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website: wProperties – call Pauline 619 58 9696 for your rental requirements in the Viñuela, Periana and Alcaucin areas. We also offer architectural services and surveys and have a number of reasonably prices houses for sale.

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

pavement boards, estate agency for sale boards and more. Call us on Tel: 628 594 387 or Email:, Website:

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

SPAS & SAUNAS wtime Out spas & saunas. Serving The Costa del Sol for more than 10 Years. Hundreds of Spas Installed! We service all Brands of Spas so come to us - we are the Professionals. 952 52 43 94

TYRES wCar, 4x4 and motorcycle tyres supplied and fitted. Punctures repaired, wheel balancing, 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.


w2Js removals Ltd, House Clearances, UKSpain-UK, Local and International removals, Reliable service, free quotes, no job too small. Fully insured. Call: June or John 649 662 012 / 618 846 868 Email: warnold removals Local & International. Great service, fair price. Tel: 685 360 193 Call. 626 160 869

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: wsokrak web Design, Quality web design at the lowest price! Get an eye catching, easy to navigate website in English, Spanish and more, to make your business available worldwide. All our prices are affordable and include hosting and your domain for the first year with no hidden fees. For more information, visit or contact us on (+34) 666 731 759



wtotal satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wsky shop torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wsat. Co. Freesat HD & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call TOM 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm

wMobile service itv legal Solar reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts stop fading, heat ,glare, save money on cooling make living in the sun comfortable. 958 496 571644 546 176


SIGN MAKERS wredhouse signmakers. We specialise in the design and making of all types of signs - shops,

Business Listing Rates 12 months - 60 euros 6 months - 40 euros 3 months - 30 euros Call: 664 210 468

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FP0519 A three bedroom villa of 125m2 on a 900m2 plot with mature gardens, pool, garage and uninterrupted sea views a few minutes walk to the beach


Viñuela Village



Central Nerja

Mortgage available

A modern, fully reformed, air conditioned, one bedroom village house with parking in this popular village near to all amenities


A well appointed, 80m2, first floor, two bedroom apartment situated a short stroll from the Balcon de Europa, close to the Torrecilla beach



FP0411 A reformed three bedroom finca of some 140m2 on a 1500m2 plot with pool enjoying sea views and minutes to the motorway

Mortgage available


A spacious 99m2, two bedroom apartment in a quiet cul de sac enjoying marvellous views to the sea. Communal pools 174,000€ and tennis court

Caleta de Velez


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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