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The Sentinella No 66

Axarquia Edition!

All you need for ‘info on the go’

arkwrights the British store & more

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February 10

Sol Searching by Keidi Keating Out Now! 610 976 284

The little mag that fits in your bag for ‘info on the go’


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torre del Mar ref: 222-090 For rent 2 Beds, 1 Bath Apartment Fully Furnished Close to Beach 70m² Build 400€ pcm

torrox For sale & rent ref: 222-093 2 Beds, 2 Bath Apartment Communal Pool & Gardens to rent 420€ pcm to Buy 126,000€

Benajarafe ref: 5s-004 For sale

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CONtaCt Us: Editor: keidi - 610 976 284 Email: info@thesentinella.com

Things are brightening up in the Axarquia area this month, with the launch of The Sentinella in COLOUR! The weather has been on the dull side throughout January, so we decided to take matters into our own hands and brighten up the outlook for the masses. Our new SUNNY pages aim to keep smiles on faces for longer, and provide greater reading pleasure than ever before. We would love to hear your comments about the new look. Please email info@thesentinella.com with any suggestions, likes or dislikes (although we know there won’t be many of the latter)! The redesign means that now advertisers and editorial content are more evenly distributed throughout the magazine, proving advantageous to all. Do keep on letting our advertisers know that you saw their advert in The Sentinella magazine. We owe our success to our readers, for always keeping this in mind, and for staying so loyal over the last fiveand-a-half years (doesn’t time fly?!) A big thumbs-up to Kami and Tony for making the magazine look so good this month. It was a lot of extra work for them, re-jigging everything, so let’s make it clear that we’re all grateful for the effort. All together now – “thanks Kami and Tony!!” From next month onwards there will be a new monthly article in The Sentinella, called ‘Mind, Body, Spirit’. Recently, a few people emailed to thank me for writing about such issues in the monthly editorials, and one or two suggested a page dedicated to these topics. So from the March edition onwards, look out for the ´Mind,

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Deposito Legal Ma-1435-2005 No part of this publication, including pictures may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent. The Sentinella accepts no responsibility for alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors. So there!

The Sentinella is eternally dedicated to Colin Checkley, the founder and editor of The Sentinel Magazine. May he rest in peace. (Born; 1960 Died; 2004)

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From The Ed (cont) Body, Spirit’ section. It may open your eyes to some of the important elements of life that we often forget amidst the stress and hardships. Note that we’re now on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us on: Twitter@The_Sentinella, or at: Keidi_Keating. Our Facebook fan page is called ‘The Sentinella Axarquia’, so hopefully we’ll see you there! We have some real treats in store for our readers this coming year, so keep looking at our website, our monthly newsletter, and of course this rib-tickling little mag. After all, you don’t want to miss out on anything!

Keidi Keating x

Editor (of the original little mag)!

A Taste Of What´s On This Month Useless Facts .............Page 11 Film review ................Page 24 Funny Pics ..................Page 38 Network Update ..........Page 51 a Postcard From ........Page 66 Valentine´s Jokes ...... Page 82 readers writes............Page 88 Dates For the Diary.... Page 92 star signs.................... Page 97 whats On.................... Page 98 Puzzle Page.............. Page 102 Jokes......................... Page 104 top tens.................... Page 108 trader........................ Page 122

Strange News A US woman was stunned when she spotted Jesus - on her iron. Mary Jo Coady, 44, of Methuen, Massachusetts, spotted the image while doing a pile of ironing. She says the stunning resemblance to Jesus Christ has reassured her that "life is going to be good". She has decided not to use the iron any more and plans to purchase a new one. Fatties kicked off a website for beautiful people A dating website for "beautiful people" says it has booted off 5,000 members for piling on the pounds over Christmas. BeautifulPeople.com said it acted after users posted photos of themselves celebrating Christmas and the New Year - revealing they had "let themselves go". "We responded to complaints by moving these members back to the rating stage. This is the same as having them re-apply," said Greg Hodge, the managing director. "Their re-applications were reviewed by existing members and only a few hundred were voted back in. Over 5,000 were rejected." Most of those expelled came from the US and Canada, but nearly 900 were from Britain. The social networking site, which boasts 550,000 members worldwide, allows its members to decide on who should be allowed to join. Avatar Sex Fans of blockbuster movie Avatar are being promised an alien sex scene when the film comes out on DVD. The sex scene was cut from the cinema version of the 3D sci-fi adventure, director James Cameron told a press conference. It features the giant blue avatar of paraplegic US Marine Jake Sully locking hair with his love interest, Neytiri. The scene was left out originally because the film was aimed at a family audience.

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It’s Only a Film’s World! What we learn from films All hotel beds have special L-shaped cover sheets which reach up to the armpit level on a woman, but only to waist level on the man lying beside her. All grocery shopping bags contain at least one loaf of French bread. It’s easy for someone to land a plane providing there is someone in the control tower to talk you down. The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any part of the building you want without difficulty. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris. Medieval peasants had perfect teeth.

Any person waking from a nightmare will sit bolt upright and pant. Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds – unless it’s the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating, but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they are going to go off. A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty. If you need to reload your gun, you will always have more ammunition, even if you haven’t been carrying any before now.

Sunday Roast inc.glass of wine € 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

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Vanilla Pudding Robbery

Excerpted from an article which appeared in The Dublin Times about a bank robbery.

‘Once inside the bank shortly after midnight, their efforts at disabling the security system got underway immediately. The robbers, who expected to find one or two large safes filled with cash & valuables, were surprised to see hundreds of smaller safes throughout the bank. The robbers cracked the first safe's combination, and inside they found only a small bowl of vanilla pudding. As recorded on the bank's audio tape system, one robber said, 'At least we'll have a bit to eat.' The robbers opened up a second safe, and it also contained nothing but vanilla pudding. The process continued until all safes were opened. They did not find one pound sterling, a diamond, or an ounce of gold. Instead,

Chinese New Year 14th February

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all the safes contained covered little bowls of pudding. Disappointed, the robbers made a quiet exit, each leaving with nothing more than a queasy, uncomfortably full stomach.

The newspaper headline read: ‘Ireland’s largest Sperm Bank robbed early this morning’ I don’t know about you but I feel a bit queasy just reading it !!


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Linea Directa Expats that have a valid Spanish driving licence and those that have successfully transferred their overseas licence to comply with regulations here in Spain can now pay traffic fines at the touch of a button. Since May last year, the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) has made it possible for nationals and foreigners alike to pay fines for their driving offences via the internet, wherever they may be 24/7. Although not in English, the DGT´s website found at www.dgt.es offers drivers the option to pay their penalties online with a credit or debit card in the comfort of their own homes, rather than via the traditional route of visiting a Banco Santander branch, the post office (Correos) or a local Jefatura de Tráfico office. What’s more – and provided that the driving licence has not been withdrawn for the infraction of a serious offence – a 30% discount is available for those that pay the penalty within 30 days of receiving the fine. If you wish to pay your fines online, here’s how to do it: 1) Access the DGT´s website at www.dgt.es and enter the ‘Trámites y Multas’ section located on the left hand menu. 2) Select the fourth option on the submenu (¿Alguna Multa?) and subsequently, “Pago de Multas”. 3) Select option A – this will allow you to pay the fine without a Digital Certificate or Electronic ID Number. 4) Now enter the following information in this exact order to receive a receipt of pay

ment: document type, document number, first name, 1st surname, 2nd surname, record/file number and the total amount of the fine. However, those that have cover with Línea Directa, Spain’s largest direct line insurance provider that offers its expatriate customers ALL documentation and services in English, have yet another option. With motor cover from Línea Directa, all policy holders are able to leave the management of their fines and relevant legal matters in relation to road traffic accidents in their hands, and at no extra cost. Without a doubt, this market leader within the expat sector is very much committed to its foreign customers. Not only does its highly trained bilingual staff speak a language that its policy holders understand, but in the case of an accident or the management of fines, Línea Directa has a dedicated team of professionals that are available to provide assistance and carry out all necessary procedures as smoothly and as quickly as possible. To find out more about Línea Directa and its comprehensive and very competitive motor insurance policies, call 902 123 104. See main advert opposite

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Say That And You Die!!! Top 17 fatal things to say if your wife is pregnant 17. "I finished the Oreo's." 16. "Not to imply anything, but I don't think the kid weighs forty pounds." 15. "You know, looking at her, you'd never guess that Pamela Lee had a baby." 14. "I sure hope your thighs aren't gonna stay that flabby forever." 13. "Well, couldn't they induce labour? The 25th is the Cup Final." 12. "Darned if you ain't about five pounds away from a surprise visit from that Richard Simmons fella." 11. "Fred at the office passed a stone the size of a pea. Boy, that's gotta hurt." 10. "Whoa! For a minute there, I thought I woke up next to Willard Scott!" 9. "I'm jealous. Why can't men experience the joy of childbirth?" 8. "Are your ankles supposed to look like that?" 7. "Get your own ice cream." 6. "Geez, you're awfully puffy looking today." 5. "Got milk?" 4. "Maybe we should name the baby after my secretary, Tracey." 3. "Man! That rose tattoo on your hip is the size of Madagascar!" 2. "Retaining water ? Yeah, like the Hoover Dam retains water." 1. "You don't have the guts to pull that trigger."


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

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NaturVets A Day With Naturvets…. We arrive at the clinic in Cómpeta in the morning and our lovely nurse, Lisa, had got there a little earlier to turn on the heating, as it’s freezing cold and raining! A little puppy is already waiting to be seen. It’s a street dog, but our client spotted him in Vélez-Málaga after he had been run over by a car and broke a leg. The leg fracture is complicated so we call the traumatologist, as he’ll be able to do the job better. He agrees to pick up the dog for an operation the next day, and he says he’ll try to reduce the cost because the dog has no official owner. Next is a long-known client, a mongrel dog, in for dental cleaning. The owners hope to get rid of the awful smell

coming from the dog’s mouth. It’s likely to be a success as the dog’s teeth are really dirty and need a good polishing! Everything goes to plan, until suddenly there is a lot of noise in the waiting room and the door is flung open by a desperate owner claiming his dog is dying! While the man was shopping in Cómpeta, his wife phoned him in a panic. We decide to accompany the man home, and act quickly. I take the bag with essential medical

Internal medicine, Surgery, Acupuncture, Odontology, Plant medicine Naturvets Juan Molina & Gunila Pedersen would like to invite existing and new clients and our friends to the opening launch of our clinic in Benajarafe, Ctra. N-340, Malaga - Almeria 164. Next to Clinica Seranil, on the 13th February 5pm - 9pm. We are looking forward to seeing you all!!!!

For more information call: 952 51 32 07

naturvets Cómpeta, avda. de la Constitución 15, Cómpeta, tel: 952 553 850. naturvets Benajarafe, Crta. Málaga - almería km 164, Benajarafe, tel: 952 513 207 Mobile for both: 617 001 723 Homepage: www.naturvets.com


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equipment and off we go. As soon as I see the dog I’m in no doubt that she has been poisoned, as she’s having convulsions and is unable to stand. An intravenous catheter is laid into her arm, which isn’t easy as the dog is kicking and trembling. The owners are extremely upset. Diazepam is injected and soon the dog is stabilised. The owners are advised to go to the police as there might be more cases of food poisoning. Back at the clinic Juan is neutering a female cat, and our favourite labrador comes in for a session of acupuncture to help with his arthritis. He´s always happy to come and he seems to be improving a lot. Finally the

day is over, and we head down to the coast…

Gunila Pedersen and Juan Molina are experienced vets and business partners. They own and work at the two Naturvets-clinics, in Benajarafe and Cómpeta. See main advert on page 14 for all contact details

Menu del Dia Mon-Fri. 12pm - 4pm

Rashid and his team Sunday - Buffet 1pm - 4pm are determined to continue offering his Adults - 9.95€ 3 courses €5.95 excellent cuisine. Chidren under 12 - 5.50€ with vegetable curry Now even better value (inc. starters, various mains, €6.95 with meat / prawn curry for money!! vegetarian, rice & bread)

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Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different. Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails. More people are killed each year by bees than snakes.

‘Almost’ is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

More people are allergic to cows milk than other food.

In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

You were born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult you only have 206.

Thirty-five per cent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

In ten minutes a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

In France there’s a place called Y.

You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

There are 2,000,000 different combinations of sandwiches that can be created by a Subway menu.

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet.

Honeybees have hair on their eyes!

Linguability English Language Courses B O a r D i N g C at t E rY Canillas de aceituno

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

Are your children reaching their full potential in their English Language learning? Qualified and experienced tutors One to one and group classes for adults and children. We also offer Business English and specific areas of study where students need extra help. Please telephone for further information, rates and availability

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Useless Facts (continued) Every year, Mexico City sinks about 10 inches. A camel's backbone is just as straight as a horse's. A square mile of fertile earth has 32,000,000 earthworms in it. A wind with a speed of 74 mph or more is designated a hurricane. About seven million cars are junked each year in the U.S.

During an average lifetime, a man will spend 3,350 hours removing 8.4 metres of stubble. 4 million people die annually from diarrhoea infections, caused by poor sanitary conditions. George Washington's false teeth were made of whale bone. Goat milk is used to produce Roquefort cheese.

All snow crystals are hexagonal.

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

Clouds fly higher during the day than the night.

Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails.

7'1” basketball star Wilt Chamberlain's parents were 5'8”.

Hay fever is the sixth most prevalent chronic condition in the United States.

Eskimos never gamble.

Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.

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If you would like peace of mind that your property papers are in order or that corrections are being carried out speedily and professionally call Solutions 4 U

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TONY PHILLIPS

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: hazeltony@live.co.uk

FOR RENT  Cafe & Shop  Would suit treatment room or similar and or storage space at Energia Fitness Studio, near Benamargosa Very reasonable rates, Please call Tammy for details

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Villas, Interior / Exterior Rejas & Garden Walls etc. Very Competitive Rates For a free no obligation quote Phone Nick in Vinuela

On: 676 491 811 {No job too small}


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We are here A-402

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Mob: 663 515 341

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 CArS fOr SAle Stock changing weekly. See page 110


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The Lemon Tree riogordo

New owners Graham & Vanessa would like you to join them Meet up with your friends to share & taste a plate or two, inspirationally cooked by our fabulous lynsey who creates something new each week, or relax on the sofa by the open fire with a chilled glass of wine lOOK OUT fOr OUr eVeNTS eVeNINGS & JOIN IN THe fUN!!

FEBRUARY 13TH

Live music by the fab duo “Mr. Sister”

Special menu de noche so book your table for food early as there is limited table space but everyone is welcome to prop up the bar!! Whatever your choice, a warm & friendly welcome always awaits!! OPeN THUrSDAy, frIDAy & SATUrDAy 6Pm - lATe

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(Registered) Foot & Hand Care

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European Soccer School FROM 4YRS TO 15YRS OLD

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

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I watched the 3D version and while those ridiculous-looking glasses hurt my nose after the first 60 minutes, I fought through the pain, as I was transported into a whole new world. The colour, imagination and beauty of planet Pandora, was simply magical. After a while I wanted to adopt it as my own; swap it for a while with the real one. And that’s exactly what the film’s main character, Jake Sully, did. The wheelchair-bound ex-marine’s conscious is downloaded into a lab-grown Na’Vi body, to enter the world on a peace mission, planned by scientists. Military commander, Colonel Miles Quaritch, however, has other plans. Apparently, a Na'vi

tribe is residing on top of one of Pandora's largest deposits of Unobtanium and the corporation that oversees the mining efforts wants them gone. Sully is tasked with infiltrating the tribe in the guise of his avatar and gaining their trust, while assessing their strengths and weaknesses for a possible invasion. And because every square-jawed hero needs an exotic love interest, enter the Na'vi warrior princess Neytiri (Zoë Saldana), who gradually succumbs to his charms. Pandora boasts lush jungles populated by weird exotic creatures, giant trees that house entire communities, and mountains that hang suspended in the sky. Yet its beauty is under attack and Jake finds himself, quite literally, torn between two worlds… So with all that said, there’s only one thing left to say. If I happen to bump into James Cameron in the street, I think I might even bow. Star Rating - *****/***** Top marks

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Michelle from The Sentinella faces up to a special treatment at the Wellbeing Centre, in Torrox Costa. This month Rebeccah Curtis, at The Wellbeing Centre, has a special offer for a Non Surgical Face Lift. I booked myself in for one and felt a little anxious at what to expect. It was the "non surgical" element that caught my eye, as I’m not brave enough to go under the knife! It was my first visit to The Wellbeing Centre and Rebeccah made me feel extremely welcome. Before we started Rebeccah asked a few questions about my daily cleansing routine. I think the guilty expression on my face said it all, but I was instantly reassured that I wasn’t being judged, nor about to be sold a bag of products. Instead I received sensible advice about how to protect my face in this climate with the essentials being sun block protection and keeping hydrated by drinking plenty of water. The treatment started and my face was massaged via a machine. Rebeccah explained that my skin would benefit from improved circulation and movement, increased oxygen and nutrients, as well as lymphatic drainage and uplifting. Throughout the treatment, it felt like I was being massaged with fingers rather than a machine and it was so relaxing. Together with the atmosphere of the centre and the gentle music playing in the background, I don’t know how they treat people without falling asleep themselves! What was also great about this treatment is that you can apply makeup straightaway after. It also aids healing quicker both before and after a surgical operation. I immediately noticed the change to my face and at the time of writing this, a few days later, my skin feels incredibly soft, and it looks vibrant. A course of treatments is an option but not compulsory. The number of visits will depend on each individual, but a recommendation is that you have one each week throughout the duration of the

course. So lie back for one and a quarter hours, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the centre, and allow your face and you to feel better than ever. Now for a gander at what else is going on down in Torrox Costa in February 2010. From February 15th - 20th, Cafe Bar Nautico will be open, but only serving drinks and not food during this time. The next afternoon quiz will be at 3pm on 23rd February and the evening quiz is on Friday 12th at 7.30pm. Guido Bauer is a family business, now celebrating its ten year anniversary. You will find a friendly team, who speak Spanish English and German. Guido Bauer is not only an estate agents, but they are also property managers and rental agents, who provide translation services, insurance services and rent a car. Their motto is ¨Guido Bauer; Once a client, always a client.” At Flamenco Fusion you can enjoy a professional Flamenco show with world famous flamenco artists. Contact them for this months programme. APP properties.eu deal with sales and rentals throughout Axarquia. The best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little fun! Take your first step to good health and a renewed social life at Ladyzonely Gym. For health become a member of Simple Care. You'll receive a privilege card that will give you access to some of the best quality health care services available in Spain. To find our more call our offices or arrange an appointment for one of our consultants to visit you in your home. For dining the choice is vast, visit The Light of India for a bit of spice, or when traditional British cuisine takes your fancy, Lew’s Fish & Chips. At The International Steak house (formerly The Hideaway) the team are offering "steak by clients design". All steaks are “prepared by the chef to the nobility." For all office supplies, call Lynne and John who sell ink cartridges and stationary. APP Informatica is your new one stop shop, specialising in PC and laptop sales and repairs. Finally learn Spanish at mba centro de informacion. This is a new concept in Spanish tuition, offering intensive courses, conversation and grammar for all levels. For all contact details see pages 26 & 27

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Torrox Costa - Caribe The Caribe restaurant is situated directly on the Paseo Maritimo in Torrox Costa, close to the Riu Ferrara Hotel. It is easy to find, just park in the large free open car park next to the hotel, walk down to the Paseo Maritimo and turn left; it is the fourth restaurant bar along. It occupies one of the premier places on the Paseo with uninterrupted views of the beach and the sea and is famous for its spectacular sunsets, providing a tranquil and beautiful setting to eat and drink. Perhaps a perfect evening for family and friends, is to sit on the terrace and enjoy an evening drink, watching the sun gently set, then stroll inside to be seated in the fine dining area and enjoy a truly different “table de hote” meal, which for 3 courses starts at 12€ and with house rioja wines at 7€ per bottle, means a perfect evening that pleases the palette but does not offend the pocket and yes of course there is an extensive a la carte to choose from as well. Liliane (who is French) and Richard (who is English) are there to welcome you, be it for Liliane´s famous homemade apple crumble pie or perhaps a fine evening meal or lunch. Here you will hear English, Spanish, French and German spoken which gives the restaurant a truly international ambience. The restaurant has been in existence for more than five years and whilst still retaining the original Spanish menu, the new owners have introduced a range of special French Bistro style meals to complement the existing menu. There is always a

choice of plate of the day to choose from for lunch, which changes daily. For those of you seeking the traditional Sunday lunch, the Caribe offers a Traditional Roast Beef, Oven roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and fresh vegetables Sunday lunch at just 7€, however strictly by reservation. Yes, gentleman, it is February and it is Valentines, so for Valentines the Caribe has put together a special Valentines dinner at 18€ per person, including a welcome glass of champagne, and for the real romantics we will source a single rose to be laid on your loved ones plate, please contact us to reserve. The Caribe is especially suited for holding events and parties, it provides an exclusive and private area that seats up to 32 people and increasingly is becoming a preferred choice. Liliane and the Chef, will sit, discuss and arrange the perfect meal that fits your budget and provides a menu that is exclusive to your party. The Caribe is open 7 days a week from 9:30am in the morning, so a morning coffee or an English, French, German or Spanish breakfast is available until late in the day. Caribe Restaurant, Bloque 7, Local 13 Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa Tlf: 951 167 050 or 610 945 190


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Rain, rain go away. Come again another day! I am sure many of you have had enough of it and will be happy if it doesn’t return for a while. But there are probably an equal number who would be delighted with more because we are all suffering from mopping withdrawals! La Vaqueria flooded so many times at the beginning of the year that my mop has totally worn out! For those with similar problems we sympathise and recommend that you take legal action if your house is new and not water tight. People with mortgages could try their bank, whose insurance may cover damages and repairs. If your problem is shoddy workmanship by a builder who suddenly doesn’t answer his phone, try the Juez De La Paz at your local town hall. These intermediaries are very helpful and can quite often solve problems between two parties without having to go down the Denuncia route. If, on the other hand, a denuncia is your only option don’t forget to check out whether you are eligible for legal aid. Couples surviving on relatively low pensions may qualify. Last month I said I’d be making monthly resolutions, rather than the traditional yearly one, which always proves impossible to keep! I asked people to contact me with information about lowering one’s carbon footprint in La Axarquia and I can now pass on a couple of handy tips. If your freezer is not full but needs to remain plugged in, fill it with carrier bags stuffed with newspaper. This will ensure it works more efficiently and therefore uses less electricity. Try to buy bread from your local Panaderia – much less energy has been used to produce an unsliced loaf that is not wrapped in plastic and has not been transported.

This month is diet month so it’s a low carbohydrate intake for me and lots of water. I have found the Atkins diet very effective in the past, but I now stick to my own version of it, which is not quite as strict so it’s a little more user-friendly. With children to cook for and a shop to run, I don’t have time to cook separate meals for myself, so a weight loss regime has to fit in around work and family. I will let you know how I get on! Having happily passed through life letting technology pass me by (a real dinosaur with head firmly buried in the sand) I have now enlisted the help of my teenage daughter and have a Facebook account! I understand (well, maybe!) that you may now look at this for up-to-the-minute news on La Vaqueria and see photos of all of our events, food and art works. The website is updated regularly too, but I think that this chat approach is a little more personal and current. As soon as the sun shines again everyone wants to be outdoors and we all start thinking about the garden and patios again. Certainly that is the case here and every little break in the clouds has seen us tidying up, re-organising and making new spaces for all of the lovely new stock due in from Morocco. I’m hoping to broaden the range of garden accessories with lights and ornaments as well as some unusual pots. The plants we sell here are all looking healthy and the more established ones will be happy to transplant during the next couple of months. I have a ‘buy one get one free’ offer on young trees which will be happier going into the ground this year. So do drop in and see us this month, even if it’s just for a chat and a cuppa. We’re always happy to see you!

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Clinica Casa Blanca

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Do you suffer from back problems, pain in neck or shoulders, tightness in muscles, joint discomfort, migraine or internal ailments?

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Book Excerpt Sol Searching – A Fun-Filled Tale of a Modern Girl’s Move to the Costa del Sol – tells of Keidi Keating’s quest to make friends, meet the man of her dreams and find a job (starting this wonderful magazine)! An excerpt from Sol Searching below is printed below: Taken from the chapter entitled Spanish Life Even though I had not yet signed the legal documents for my new apartment, I was invited to the first community meeting held at a venue in El Morche. My parents came too, just for the fun of it. The community deals with maintenance of the apartment block. It is the done thing in Spain to elect

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a president of the block to deal with any potential issues. Each month a payment is charged to all apartment owners to cover cleaning and repair works on the building. I expected a fairly low key, chilled out meeting. How wrong I was. The room was crammed full of passionate Spaniards, packed in like sardines, each with his or her own case to argue. The result was a confusion of raised

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Book Excerpt (continued) voices, each trying to outdo the other, so that their point would be resolved first. It was no less than organised chaos. We three musketeers must have stuck out like sore thumbs, sat in utter disbelief, absorbing the rant these raving loons were producing. “I wish they’d shut up” I said, placing my hands over my ears. “Well they say the Spanish are the loudest country in Europe” said my Dad. “So there must be some truth in it.” The three Board Members looked far from impressed with the rebelling crowds. Every now and then the President, a man who looked like a Spanish version of Santa Claus, hammered his gavel on the table in a bout of frustration, craving silence.

Dolores, who sold me the apartment, joined us to decipher the day’s proceedings. Dolores is a serious looking fortysomething lady, who uses the wrong shade of hair dye. She rarely smiles, but speaks fairly good English. She looks like the ‘mumsy’ type and I wouldn’t be surprised if she likes dogs. Estate agents play a large role when it comes to selling property to clients, generally seeing you right through to the (often bitter) end. Sol Searching can be purchased online via www.Amazon.co.uk or www.Amazon.com It is also available from The Sentinella stall at the Tuesday farmer’s market, and from Arkwrights in Puente don Manuel. See Keidi’s Sol Searching blog: www.Sol-Searching.com


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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles Who needs a partner on Valentine´s Day. Here are some tips for those without!! Pamper yourself Buy yourself cute Valentine's Day gifts, such as flowers, a cute teddy or a dress you have been planning to buy. Indulge in a spa treatment, or a head to toe beauty treatment. Or why not buy books, CDs, and gourmet meals? Freak out with friends Plan a dinner or movie with friends. You may also throw a “singles party” or “UnValentine's Day Party” at your home and have a blast. Life is fun in the company of loving friends. Acts of service Singles can spend Valentine's Day in a meaningful way by spending time with the

needy and downtrodden. You may visit an orphanage or old age home and spend time with the inmates who are always in need of love and affection. Visiting hospitals and giving roses to the sick can also be a touching way of experiencing bliss on Valentine's Day. Express gratitude for friends and dear ones Instead of feeling depressed and ashamed for not having a significant other with whom to spend the day, singles can spend Valentine's Day in a constructive manner by expressing love and affection for people around them. Think positive Singles can make the most of Valentine's Day by thinking positive and fighting away Valentine's Day blues. One should not spend the day sulking.

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The Hair & Beauty Studio Sarah, from the Hair & Beauty Studio, has built up her clientele over the last five years and from day one it has increased and increased. "I need a bigger premises", Sarah has said many times. Now the opportunity has arisen and she has moved premises, just up the road from Morenos, at Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel. In this larger studio she has a quality team of seven experts, including herself. There are three fully qualified unisex stylists, Emma, Emma Louise and Karen, who are available six days a week and only use Wella and Loreal products. There is also Sophie, who has lived in Spain for fifteen years and currently works in a busy salon in Malaga and who now wants to build up a client base here in the Axarquia. She is a master at

nail extensions, so you really must call in and see her work (ask for a free demo!) Along with Sarah offering her fantastic beauty treatments, Debbie has also joined to carry out electrolysis. This permanently removes unwanted hair by attacking the hair follicle itself. A small amount of electrical current is applied to each follicle, which then destroys the root. Last, but certainly not the least, is the lovely Amanda who has worked with Sarah for the past year and has built up an extensive client base using both remedial and relaxing massage. So if you want to pamper yourself or you're just after a hair-trim, pop in for a free consultation. They will make you feel like a million dollars!

DREAM OF EDEN GARDENING SERVICES General Maintenance “Water Systems” Fencing Hard and Soft Landscaping

Contact: Don Brown “The Sentinella’s Gardener” 30 Years Experience Phone: 685 584 829 / 634 492 385

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Local, National and European Removals Airfreight Shipments and Overseas Removals Worldwide Reliable, swift and delicate handling of your personal belongings, either for your domestic or international removal or for storage purposes. Salobrena Based - New Removals Store Opening soon! Great Service, Fair Price

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THE HAIR & BEAUTY STUDIo Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel (along from Morenos)

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Qualified Sports & Remedial Therapist. (BSC Hons; RSA)

Specialising in soft tissue massage and manipulation inc. treatments for sciatica, back problems, tension headaches, muscle injuries as well as relaxing & lymphatic massage.

Nail Extensions Sophie will be joining the team mid - February offering Acrylic Nail Extensions. Call in to view samples of her stunning work. oPENING oFFER: Full set of nail extensions Normally 50€ NoW 40€

Unisex Hairdressers We are now open 6 days a week Mon - Sat and also late nights by appointment only. Please call in or contact the Salon for a FREE consultation with one of our highly qualified Stylists

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less than salad. That dish we could all do with eating more of – which is much easier to do in the sun! Unless you order a tropical salad, or you find yourself in a five star, luxurious restaurant, the salads in Spain aren’t anything to write home about. They mainly consist of lettuce, tomato, lettuce, tinned carrot / beetroot, lettuce, cucumber…and did I mention lettuce?

Empanadas – I spy with my little eye, something beginning with PIE! They come filled with all sorts of delicious concoctions. My favourite are the tuna and tomato. Yum!

Embutidos – This is a selection of cold sausages, which usually make last night’s dinner rise to my throat at first sight. A well disguised form of animal guts, intestines, organs, and Lord knows what else. I’ll pass, thanks!

Ensaladilla Rusa – This can be found on most run-of-the-mill tapas menus throughout Spain. I find it a little tedious after a while, but basically it’s served as a ‘slodge’ of mayonnaise, carrots, tuna and if your luck’s in, you might discover some olives too. Ensalada – Nothing more and nothing

Espinicas – Spinach and Popeye’s fave! I practically lived on this throughout the summer – each day I devoured a whole plate of it, also adorned with a selection of other salad veg – a much more adventurous selection than the typical ‘ensalada’ type and this time NO LETTUCE!


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Spanish Foods (continued) Escalope a la Plancha – To be honest I never really know the difference between all the different kind of escalopes available in Spanish restaurants. They really don’t appeal and when I have been adventurous and ordered them, they all taste the same anyway… dry, chewy, bland and in need of a good dip with a particularly tasty sauce (the kind which masks all other flavours). Entremeses de la Casa – Homemade starters. You know what I mean… the kind of mini dishes that posh sorts serve on daintily held plates to a houseful of guests, who they try to impress with the show. Esparragos – As it sounds! Those green stick shaped vegetables, which make your wee smell weird if you eat too much (well mine anyway!)

Espaguetis – Spaghetti bolognaise – not always prepared in the way one would hope. Imagine taking some spaghetti and simply adding tomato sauce… nothing more, nothing less… Well that’s what you get served in most Spanish restaurants. No carrots, no onions, no meat, no peppers, no dash of red wine for taste. Nada. Estofado – Good old stew! The kind grandmother might have made. And if she didn’t then the kind your grandmother’s grandmother might have made. Absolutely delicious and slips down well with a side serving of rice.


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This months chosen share is Dragon Oil. Mr Stockmarket has bought 229 shares at 436p. "Dragon Oil specialises in Fossil Fuels and Distribution," he said. "Shareholders rejected a recent bid from Emirates National Oil Corporation." The January share was Synergy Heathcare. They were purchased at 655p and now they are 656p. Check in next month to see if the shares are up or down...

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Network Update Apologies to all those who tried looking at the new Sentinella website last month. There were a few technical glitches, which should be ironed out shortly. Feel free to check in throughout February to see if it’s up and running. If it’s not live already then it will be shortly. In terms of Network News, The Sentinella Malaga issue has a new owner! Marina and Geoff Bilton, who worked hard on the little mag for almost three years, have sold to Kevin Nelms, from Fuengirola. The Sentinella Axarquia, The Sentinella Costa Tropical and The Sentinella Costa West magazines are unaffected by this change. Here at The Sentinella Network we would like to wish Marina and Geoff well for the future, with whatever they decide to do next.

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What Is It Called? Useless trivia... 1. The practice of eating insects is called entomophagy.

Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans coined the term to describe his investigations of animals unknown to science.

2. Mid-men, the male versions of midwives, are called accouchers.

7. The apparatus used in alcohol distilleries for freeing the spirit from water is called the dephlegmator.

3. The working section of a piano is called the action.

8. One that speaks two languages - is bilingual - can be said to be diglot.

4. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

9. Ducks are never male. The males of the species are called drakes.

5. The distance that a place holder falls from a glass when it is lifted (you know, place holders sometimes get stuck to the bottom of a cold glass when you lift the glass) is called a bevemeter.

10. Shoemakers are commonly called cobblers but correctly speaking a cobbler is a shoe repairmen. A shoemaker is a cordwainer.

6. The study of creatures such as Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and the Loch Ness monster is called cryptozoology.

11. The device at the intersection of two railroad tracks to permit the wheels and flanges on one track to cross or branch for the other is called a frog.

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Amazing Animals (continued) during their lifetime: housekeeper; nursemaid; construction worker; grocer; undertaker; guard; and finally, after 21 days they become a forager collecting pollen and nectar. For worker bees, it takes 21 days from egg to emergence

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Star Wars You know you're a Star Wars geek when... You pass out while trying to move a pencil across the desk with the Force. You get jealous of luke because his light saber is double the size of yours. You would love to have Frank Oz stick his hand up your butt so you can be as wise as Yoda You get into a fight, you automatically find yourself reaching for a light saber... Your room is filthy except for your "Star Wars Area." You name your right hand 'Leia'

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Iceland Store Raise Cash For Charity Fundraising for Cudeca Iceland employees, Dominic and Sam, got their walking boots on and participated in a 5km sponsored walk in aid of Cudeca. Dominic’s Dad died of cancer in September 2008, and he was determined to do something in his memory and raise funds for the Hospice. Thanks to all their colleagues & friends who sponsored them. They raised a fabulous total of nearly 400€. Anne, who works in the Iceland store café also raised funds for Cudeca. She appealed for voluntary donations towards a hamper, then raffled it in the store, raising a fantastic 73€ from customers and staff. Cudeca sends sincere thanks to all involved for the invaluable support. Dominic is delighted to donate the money to such a

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Be Prepared Terrorist Threats.... The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to a "Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was during the great fire of 1666. The Scots raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the B******s." They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line in the British army for the last 300 years. The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide". The only two higher Save up to 50% compared to conventional retaining walls

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a really good look at the old Spanish navy. Americans meanwhile and as usual are carrying out pre-emptive strikes, on all of their allies, just in case. And in the southern hemisphere... New Zealand has also raised its security levels - from "baaa" to "BAAAA!". Due to continuing defense cutbacks (the airforce being a squadron of spotty teenagers flying paper aeroplanes and the navy some toy boats in the Prime Minister's bath), New Zealand only has one more level of escalation, which is "S***, I hope Australia will come and rescue us". Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be right, mate". Three more escalation levels remain: "Crikey!", "I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend" and "The barbie is cancelled". So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.

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BEM idiomas Read all about my progress learning Spainsh Well, I can honestly say that I haven't yet had the motivation to get back into the swing of my Spanish lessons. Don't get me wrong. I've been driving the twenty minute journey and attending my two hour lesson, but my heart just isn't in it. That's never a good sign, but the idea of failure is even worse. Failure isn't in my blood! What has demotivated me is the fact that I'm being taught a new pre-tense, I remember the same de-motivation last time I was being taught a new pre-tense too. My tutor, Sandra, will have the joy of teaching me this same pre-tense week after week, after week, until I finally crack it (or crack up)! Something that is proving a great help for me, is the i-pod I received for Christmas. A couple of Spanish programmes had been downloaded on it to help me learn. I have found that whilst doing the daily chores, such as washing, ironing, mopping the

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A Postcard From... Jan and Arthur Berry, from Caleta de Velez, recently took off for a safari in Kenya, Africa. Read about their holiday in the last part of the series… It happened to be hubbie’s birthday while we were at the Voyager, and once the hotel staff knew, they went out of their way to help him celebrate. We were very keen to see some real village life so we took a taxi to Mtwapa Village where we were shown around by some young men. We were glad we went, but very saddened by the conditions these people lived in. We visited three classes in the local school. The children were beautiful and so pleased to see us (especially as we took sweets)! They were all well-behaved and it was interesting to see them learning English. They are children, the same as our children, yet their lives are so different. Back at the hotel, we were invited to dine at the Captain’s table on our last night. We sipped cocktails on the lawn, followed by a nice meal, with two officers and three other guests. The officers were keen for our opinion of the hotel and staff – including anything we considered they could do

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Random Joke The Horse and the Chick On the farm lived a chicken and a horse, both of whom loved to play together. One day, the two were playing when the horse fell into a bog and began to sink. Scared for his life, the horse whinnied for the chicken to go get the farmer for help! Off the chicken ran, back to the farm. Arriving at the farm, he searched and searched for the farmer, but to no avail, for he had gone to town with the only tractor. Running around, the chicken spied the farmer's new Z-4 series BMW. Finding the keys inside, the chicken sped off with a length of rope, hoping he still had time to save his friend's life. Back at the bog, the horse was surprised, but happy, to see the chicken arrive in the shiny BMW, and he managed to get a hold of the loop of rope the chicken tossed to him. After tying the other end to the rear

bumper of the farmer's car, the chicken then drove slowly forward and, with the aid of the powerful car, rescued the horse! Happy and proud, the chicken drove the BMW back to the farmhouse, and the farmer was none the wiser when he returned. The friendship between the two animals was cemented: best buddies, best pals. A few weeks later, the chicken fell into a mud pit, and soon, he too, began to sink and cried out to the horse to save his life! The horse thought a moment, walked over, and straddled the large puddle. Looking underneath, he told the chicken to grab his "thing" and he would then lift him out of the pit. The chicken got a good grip, and the horse pulled him up and out, saving his life. The moral of the story? When you're hung like a horse, you don't need a BMW to pick up chicks!


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Nerja is a pretty and interesting town, built on a cliff above numerous sandy coves. In the summer months the population swells to quadruple what it is at any other time of the year. There is a lot to do in Nerja. Visit the caves, sunbathe on Burriana Beach, jump on the Wally Trolley (mini train), take a horse and cart, or watch the beautiful sea views from the Balcon de Europa. Dining in Nerja is made easy with the vast selection of quality restaurants, including The Codfather for traditional British fish and chips! At Rincon Natural Health Food Shop, there’s a 10 per cent discount during February on diet products. If you are still feeling the stress of Christmas, or you have aches and pains, then why not try a session of Tibetan Bowls? Tibetan Singing Bowls harmonise the energy in the water cells of our body (**we are 75% water**) balance on a physical, mental and emotional level and improve energy flows. Sessions last approximately one hour. Call 952 523 503 to book. For computer needs visit Ink and Chips, selling ink cartridges, notebooks, customised computers and more. They even deliver direct to your home! Dot-Kom, are certified laptop specialists, also offering computer services. If you want to start replenishing your spring wardrobe then Casa Moda natural is worth a visit; the boutique with the special touch. If you need a new hairdo Peluqueria Mar-

ily, a unisex hair salon in the Hotel Rui Monica, offers exceptional service. Boost that new look with some new jewellery and a new bag, at Mirranda gift and leather shop. There are genuine leather handbags, belts, wallets, and even a stunning collection of jewellery. Marrelo Solutions Legal Consultants has opened a second office this month in Frigiliana. Marrelo Solutions specialise in conveyancing and Spanish Inheritance. They have many properties available for sale and long term rental, as well as holiday rentals. Try and sell your property direct via info@axcespropertydirect.com - offering online marketing coverage to advertise your property worldwide, saving you thousands of euros in commission fees. Get in shape for the New Year at Venus Gym, a private members health club. Go to Venus Gym three times a week for six weeks and you’ll lose centimetres. If not, get your money back! Get great nails for 2010 at Uñas Nails. While you're there why not book an internationally recognised three day gel or acrylic diploma course for beginners? Lewis SC Insurance Services provides cover for cars, vans, 4x4’s & motorbikes, UK and Spanish plates, plus medical insurance, household, pets, and more! For details on all these businesses turn to the Nerja feature on pages ?? and ?? Also don´t miss The 4th Nerja Festival of Art 2010. 22nd Feb - 2nd March. Mornings 11am - 1.30pm, afternoons 6pm - 9.30pm. Sala Mercado C/San Miguel, Nerja. A festival of art for the whole community! A vast selection of art and artists that are in our vicinity! Over 40 artists and artisans exhibiting and selling their crafts! There are temporary tattoos, photographs, water colours, abstracts, oil paintings, artistic maps,

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Nerja (continued) creative lamps, lightbox paintings, art in silver, leather, glass, wood, fine art, clothes designers, writers, creative cooks, graffiti, dance classes, percussion class, live bands, fashion shows, human statues, basket weaving, martial artists, exhibition of the finalists of the schools art competition, children’s day on sunday, and so much more...............!!!! There is also free entry every day!!! Don´t miss a thing, make a note in your diary now from the list of events below: Mon 22nd - Festival opens 11am 6pm Free Buffet, 8pm Live Music Tues 23rd - Free dance class 8.30pm 9.30pm Wed 24th - 11.30am - 12.30pm Cat walk of clothes by Zannett 8pm - 9.30pm live music Thurs 25th 8.30pm - 9.30pm live music by “Daaraj” Fri 26th 8pm - 21.30pm live flamenco and popular hispanic music with “Haydee and Mark Shurrey”. Sat 27th 6pm Karate demonstrations by

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Random Joke An Aussie truckie walks into an outback cafe' with a full-grown emu behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The truckie says, 'A hamburger, chips and a coke,' and turns to the emu, 'What's yours?' 'I'll have the same,' says the emu. A short time later the waitress returns with the order 'That will be $9.40 please,' and he reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment..The next day, the man and the emu come again and he says, A hamburger, chips and a coke.' The emu says, 'I'll have the same.' Again the truckie reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change. This becomes routine until the two enter again. 'The usual?' asks the waitress. 'No, it's Friday night, so I'll have a steak, baked potato and a salad,' says the man. 'Same,' says the emu. Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, 'That will be $32.62.' Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table. The waitress cannot hold back

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De Cotta Law By Myles Jackson, a Barrister-at-Law De Cotta McKenna & Santafé If you're buying a second hand car, take note of the following pointers. Upon identifying your car, ask the vendor to produce three documents. First, the Permiso de Circulación (Log Book) confirming the car’s number plate, chassis number, make, model, year of registration and the owner’s name and address. Check the listed owner’s details match his identification documents and check the car’s registered details match those of the car you want to actually buy. Check the Inspección Técnica or ITV (MOT certificate). The ITV confirms the car’s details and roadworthiness. Check the ITV is not out of date. If it is or is about

to expire, ask that the car passes its ITV as a condition of completion, as there may be a problem that the owner knows about but cannot readily be discerned by yourself. The vendor should show you his receipt for payment of the Impuesto Sobre Vehiculos (Vehicle Licence Tax) as this confirms that the annual road tax has been paid. If he doesn’t and hasn’t, you may become liable for the outstanding taxes. If buying through a dealer, he should have all the paperwork and be able to oversee transfer of ownership. If buying privately, you need to collate the above paperwork, complete the Solicitud (formal transfer request form) and present such to the Jefatura de Tráfico (DVLA). Pitch up at Tráfico with your passport, residencia/NIE card/certificate, certificate of empadronamiento and driving licence, expecting the worst and hoping for the best. Ideally, the vendor should accompany you. Typically, the vendor will be happy to

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De Cotta Law (continued) accompany you and spend the day queuing as he will not wish to hand you the documents without seeing his money. Similarly, you should not be willing to pay until the registration documents have been transferred into your name. You will both need to complete the transfer form and pay the 50€ admin fee in cash, whereupon you’ll join another queue to submit the transfer form, transfer fee receipt and your identification documents (and photocopies) so that the transfer might be formally registered. Tráfico may reveal an embargo on the car, effectively scuppering sale until the seller pays his creditors. Similarly, there may be outstanding traffic fines. In such circumstances, accompany the seller to the bank, have him withdraw the money and pay the fines there and then. If he can’t pay on the day, grit your teeth and return on another. Upon completion of transfer, attend your Town Hall and confirm the change of ownership.

So long as you examine the cars and the seller’s original documentation, you ought to be able to weed out dodgy motors and scamsters. If the paperwork doesn’t stack up, you’re probably best to cut your losses and move on – after all, it is a buyer’s market. If you wish more information on this particular topic or would like to discuss any matter raised therein, contact Myles Jackson or Reyes Gomez Llorente, De Cotta McKenna y Santafe, on 952 527 014. Offices in Mijas Costa, Coín, Nerja, Granada and Tenerife. De Cotta McKenna y Santafé, Calle Diputación, 6-2º-A, 29780 Nerja, Málaga Tel.: (+34) 952 52 70 14 Fax: (+34) 952 52 34 28 email: mylesjackson@decottalaw.net website: www.decottalaw.com


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Valentine’s Jokes Have a laugh on February 14th ! What do farmers give their wives on Valentine's Day? Hogs and kisses! Why did the pig give his girlfriend a box of candy? It was Valenswine's Day! Do skunks celebrate Valentine's Day? Sure, they're very scent-imental! What did the chocolate syrup say to the ice cream? "I'm sweet on you!" What did the paper clip say to the magnet?"I find you very attractive."

What did the French chef give his wife for Valentine's Day? A hug and a quiche! What did one pickle say to the other? "You mean a great dill to me." What did the elephant say to his girlfriend? "I love you a ton!" What did the bat say to his girlfriend? "You're fun to hang around with." Did you hear about the nearsighted porcupine? He fell in love with a pincushion! What did the pencil say to the paper? "I dot my i's on you!"

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Valentine´s Day Facts

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Share these fun facts with your friends to amaze them this Valentine’s Day.

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About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in America each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. Women purchase 85% of all Valentine’s cards. Parents receive 1 out of every 5 valentine’s cards. About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year. Men buy most of the millions of boxes of chocolates and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine's Day.

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Ideas For 2010 The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a fantastic book - my fave read of 2009. The author, Robin Sharma, shares 62 ideas of how to make the most out of the year ahead... 1. Remember that leadership isn’t about your position. It’s about your influence. 2. Get fit like a pro athlete.

7. Believe in your dreams (even when others laugh at them). 8. Measure your success, not by your net worth but by your self worth (and how happy you feel). 9. Take an intelligent risk every 24 hours. No try-No Win. 10. Read “Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist”.

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Redwell Infrared Heating Good Idea. Have you ever had such a good idea that you wanted to share it with everyone? Or have you ever found such a good product that you can’t understand why every household doesn’t have one? We have. My wife and I have felt so cold in the Spanish winters that we were practically in despair until we discovered infra-red heating panels. Made in Austria, to exacting and beautiful standards, they keep our home remarkably warm for a very modest cost. For example, our lounge diner is 9m x 4m with a 4m high ceiling and in normal winter temperatures it is kept lovely and warm by consuming just 1.2 kilowatts of electricity. When the temperatures dropped to near freezing in January this year we did have to increase this to 2.1 kilowatts, but that’s not a lot considering the size of the room. As a comparison, one bar of an electric fire

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Readers Writes

Valentine's Day Superstitions

Hi Keidi, This is to say thank you for the voucher for one Menu del Dia at El Salmon in Torre del Mar. My husband & I went with two friends today and enjoyed a fantastic meal. We were made very welcome, great food & service, a choice of 3 starters, main courses & puddings. We enjoyed delicious hot rolls with butter and very well priced vino tinto de la casa. A very enjoyable lunch. We will be back and will also tell all our friends. Dorothy & Peter Girvan. Canillas de Aceituno

It is said that the kind of bird a girl watches on Valentine's Day predicts her future husband.

Congratulations! It was a great start to the year for Mr John Birmingham, from Torre del Mar, who walked away with this year’s Christmas hamper, from The Sentinella and Arkwright’s. John collected his prize from Arkwrights in Puente don Manuel just after Christmas and hopefully he has enjoyed tucking into all the lovely goodies!

For instance: Sparrow - a poor man, Owl remain spinster, Bluebird - a happy ma, Blackbird - a priest or clergyman, Crossbill - an argumentative man If an apple is cut in half, the number of seeds found inside the fruit will indicate the number of children that individual will have. To be awoken by a kiss on Valentine's Day is considered lucky. On Valentine's Day, the first guy's name you read in the paper or hear on the TV or radio will be the name of the man you will marry. If you see a squirrel on Valentine's Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard all your money.


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The Word Throne Welcome to this new monthly feature, where we explore the different elements of writing and getting published. I like to view these elements as a ‘toolbox.’ If your tool-box is full then you’re head and shoulders above many other writers out there. If your box only contains one or two tools and they’re a bit on the rusty side, then they’ll need some care and attention until they sparkle again. No matter what the current state of your toolbox, hopefully you’ll find this monthly article informative, inspiring and encouraging. This first article is a welcome piece, breaking into the page, so to speak. Next month we’ll be looking at the first tool in the box; Mindset. It’s also one of the most important tools and you’ll learn why soon.

On a final note, if there are any writers living in the areas of Torre del Mar, Torrox Costa, Nerja, or Puente don Manuel, who are interested in joining a new Writer’s Group, please contact me on 610 976 284. Throughout the course of the year I’ll be on the look-out for sparkly pieces to print in The Sentinella magazine, so please email them to info@thesentinella.com for consideration. There’s nothing like seeing your name in print! For now I suggest that you load up the word processor and continue tapping those keys… With Love The Word Queen xx (see advert below)

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Monday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Bingo 8pm. Call 685 552 529 Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 10am and 2pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Dale 600 783 870 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. Call: 685 552 529. Every Tuesday Quiz night Bar Triana, Triana. Call: 618 373 316 Every Wednesday Modern Jive Dancing. At Restaurant Horto Malaga, on the main N340 road, Torrox Costa. 8.30pm. Modern Jive dancing with tuition. Open to single men, women or couples. Tel: Jacqueline 658 729 274

Every Thursday Evening Dovestones Trio. Vocal Jazz and Pop, 11.00pm in “SABOA”, Torre del Mar (opposite the tram station), Call 627 398 511 for details. Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Quiz night from 8.30pm with cash prizes. APARIV Charity Quiz last Friday of every month. Call 952 544 362 Every Thursday Evening Morenos, Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel Karaoke with Baz. Call: 686 730 377 or 620 347 716 Every 2nd Thursday of the month, Curry night at La Vaqueria. Heaps of delicious traditional Indian food for just 8.35€ Bring your own booze and enjoy a fun economical evening! C/Arroyo Limon, Benamargosa Reservations 952 517 273 Modern Jive dancing classes in Nerja (alternate Fridays). We teach Modern Jive a fusion of Salsa, Latin and a bit more. It is easy, fun and a great way of meeting new people, getting fit and learning to dance.

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Dates For The Diary (Continued) All types of music old and current. You dont need a partner, come by yourself or bring a friend. Beginners lessons start at 7.30pm on 5th and 19th February. Email: info@yojive.com or Call 625 346 200 Classes held at Venus Gym, Plaza Ermita 9, Nerja (behind the taxi rank). Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, Puente don Manuel, Call: Dale 600 783 870 The Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month from October to May with lectures on the local area and Spanish history. Meetings are at the Nerja Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, at 11.30, for a small consideration of â‚Ź6. All lectures are in English. Call Jill Christian-Smith on 952 538 526/664 760 405 or jill.christiansmith@gmail.com

Boot Sale on 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, at Restaurant El Pantano, A356, Km30 overlooking Lake Vinuela. Call: Spanish 619 471 301 or English 669 600 419 Every Sunday Evening Morenos Bar, Jammin night from 7pm, Cruce de Periana, Puente don Manuel. Call: 686 730 377 or 620 347 716 save Our homes axarquia sOha.es The next meeting, The AGM, on the 17th February at the Camping Bar Restaurant, Vinuela, at 7.30pm. There will be a report of the past year and we hope to report that another protest march is in hand as well as contingency plans for any threatened demolitions. Log onto our website: www.SOHA.es February 14th Ribhouse Torrox Costa. 5 course candlelit dinner 7.30pm for 8pm Call: 95 253 2369 or 696 516 534

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Random Joke An old retired sailor, puts on his old uniform and heads for the docks once more, for old times sake. He engages a prostitute and takes her up to a room. He's soon going at it as well as he can for a guy his age, but needing some reassurance, he asks, 'How am I doing??

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Feb. 15th Carnival Party with Live Music

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gone one step too far in a business venture and as a result it won't work now. Better luck next time! Lucky sign - A muddy puddle Leo - This month you will look like the cat who got the cream, but be aware that the real cat may get jealous. Lucky sign - A man with a huge conk (not a misprint I’m afraid girls) and sideburns. Virgo - Seas, oceans, lakes, rivers - all contain too much water; the Earth, a vacuum, a balloon, your head - all contain too much air. Lucky sign - A pump Libra - Have you ever considered rock climbing? If so then now is the time to try it out - Just don’t look down. Lucky sign - A wooden statue of a praying Buddah. Scorpio - Oranges and lemons and kiwis and apples and cherries and raspberries and plums and apricots and blueberries and bananas. Eat them all, as you are feeling very fruity. Lucky sign - A pomegranate. Sagittarius - Hint: You need to go shopping as your entire wardrobe needs updating with all the latest gear. Lucky sign - The Flintstone’s theme tune. And if it’s your birthday this month you´re going find lurve in the month of lurve!!

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? n O s ’ t Wh a Royal British Legion Torre del Mar We meet every Wed between 12 - 2pm at the La Vega Rest. next to Mercadona supermarket. February events: 3rd Weekly Meet, 4th Trip to Gibraltar, 10th Weekly Meet, 12th Swinging 60s night with supper, 16th Greenfingers monthly meet, 17th Weekly Meet, 24th Weekly Meet, 26th Quiz Night with supper Bookings 663 658 354, Welfare 628343198, Membership 617 997 095 web site at: www.rbl-torredelmar.org.uk Lux Mundi Torre del Mar February events: From the 1st -12th from 11-6 Mon-Sat an exhibition & history of different Bibles, 16th Pancake Day at 6pm, 18th Trip to Gibraltar, 22nd Film Night. Every Mon: 3pm-5pm German speaking afternoon, Every Wed 3pm-5pm Art Group, Every Thurs 3pm Reflexology - Informal Classes, Every Fri 11am-1pm Coffee morning & Boutique, 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 Trapiche Branch of TRBL meets on Wednesdays at El Trapiche Restaurant at 12 noom. A warm welcome awaits you. For information on February´s events call: Branch Information Gordon Reith 951 239 366 or Mobile 628 785 686. Social and Bookings Sue Reith 951 239 366 or Mobile 618 585 061 or at El trapiche Welfare Committee 680 764 130 from 08.00 till 22.00 Travelling Companions - For the benefit of CUDECA Cancer Care. 3rd February The Annual Orange blossom trip to Cadiar for the fiesta of San Blas to include lunch with wine & water €35. 22nd Outing through orange and lemon groves & almond blossom to the lovely and spectacular gorges and lakes of El Chorro to include lunch with wine & water €35, 3rd

March Gibraltar, Sightseeing or shopping. Reduced Price €15. Excursions 24th-26th Feb. Exciting Seville. Including visits to, Italica & Santiponce. Half Board, wine & water. €172 each, sharing, €222 single 24th - 26th March. Beautiful Grazelama and the White Villages. Benahoma and El Bosque, Teba and Unique Setinal. Half Board, €176 each sharing, €195 single. €100 Deposit for each excursion, and you can choose yopur seat when booking. NB. CHANGE OF BOOKING DETAILS: Cafeteria in Orange Square Park Cantarero (Near Bus Station), Nerja. Tuesday & Friday 11.00 - 12.30. Trips organised by John & Nessa Reeve in aid of Cudeca Tel: 95 252 5891. Your support helps a terminally ill cancer patient - THANK YOU Come Dancing for Cudeca, next dance 20th February, (late Valentines, the usual mix of ballroom, old time, latin, jive and a couple of George's scottish reels. 7.00pm for 7.30pm at El Trapiche, fish or chicken supper only 10€. The lap quilt raffle for Cudeca will also be drawn plus our usual Cudeca raffle. Come along and have a wonderful evening dancing in a loved ones arms. 2,000€ already raised. Help us towards raising another 1,000 in 2010. For more info contact Mike on 952 510 189 Joyce on 616 046 713 or email: jjmunns@gmail.com

Have you always wanted to draw and paint? Call top international artist tutor Heather Gail harmen B.A hon in association with Conte a Paris. Call: 951 167 146 or 628 306 371 Colmenar Gym, fitness pilates classes, weight circut training, fully equipped gym. Contact Carol 659 295 346 Email carolgrant2 tiscali.co.uk

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What’s O n? ABC Dance Club Our Christmas dance raffle profit proceeds was donated to the childrens orphanage in Malaga. All raffle profit proceeds to Charity. February 13th Special Valentines Day Dance Saturday 7.30 to midnight. Come and join us for a great social evening at El Trapiche restaurant. A gift for each lady. Menu, Chicken, Rosada or Salmon. 2 jugs of Tinto Verano per table. 12 euros. Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, fun dances, something for everyone. join us for a memorable evening also feeling the cold ???? get yout temperature rising, dance the night away. Dinner and Dance, Saturday, 20th March. El Trapiche Restaurant, 7.30 to midnight 12 euros. Join us for a social and enjoyable event. Dancing Lessons Mondays, El Trapiche restaurant. 5pm to 7pm Wednesdays La Vega restaurant, Torre del Mar 7pm to 9pm. For more information call David 952 531 259, mobile 617 863 193 email: jacine@gonuts4free.com

formation call Gail on 951 167 400 or email phoenixclubvelez gmail.com

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. For more information please ring: 952 514 226 or 669 201 927

RBL - Los Romanes Branch Meet every Tuesday at 4 Caminos (formerly Ziggis) Cortijo Romero, Vinuela at 12 noon. We hold our social meeting playing bingo, beetle,dominoes, quizes etc. and have a good laugh. On the first Tuesday of every month we have a menu del dia at 4 Caminos for a very good price. If you would like to join us please do come along, all are welcome. For further information contact Lorraine on 952510203 or Margaret on 951167600. www.rbl-losromanes.org.uk

The Phoenix Club meet every Tuesday between 12 noon and 2.30pm at the Supersol Restaurant Torre del Mar. It is a non profit making social club where members have the opportunity to form lasting friendships, share information and help each other. We hope to raise funds annually for the members’ choice of charity which for 2010 is The Comarcal Hospital, Velez Malaga. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be a member to enjoy our trips and events February events: 3rd Trip to Benalmadena Flea Market, 14th St Valentines Dinner, 27th Ceilidh with supper of fish or chicken ‘n’ chips. Plus all the weekly activities which everyone enjoys. Coming soon.. overnighter to Cordoba in May, visiting the Al Zahara and the famous Patios and a 5 day break away to Portugal. For bookings or in-

Alcaucin Branch of TRBL meets every Thursday noon at the Restaurant La Era, Puente Don Manuel (entrance via Petrol Station) to enjoy social activities and meet new like minded friends. Excellent Menu del Dia available. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, surprise events and presentations. Regular trips are arranged departing locally. February events: 12th 60's night at Trapiche Restaurant, 19th shopping trip to Gibraltar, 23rd Ten Pin Bowling with Torre del Mar Branch at El Ingenio. If you feel you would like to help with our Poppy Appeal please ring Harvey or come along to La Era Restaurant any Thursday lunchtime. A very warm welcome will always be made to all new fun loving members. Branch Contact is 696 391 224, Harvey. Welfare Contact is 690 310 951, Dorothy

Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle with Hugh Grant. hughrant@tiscali.co.uk 606 086300. FHT Axarquia Therapists Support Group In February we are having a talk presented by Lorna Sage.On Tuesday February 23rd at 3pm in The Camping Bar Restaurant, Vinuela. A talk on Astrology starting at 3pm finishing at about 4.45pm. Further details available from Jenny

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n o i t a m Infor ...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 Malaga - St George's Church 12 midday Sundays torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Centre 09.30am Sundays 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: www.torredelmarchurch.org 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 www.torroxparkchurch.org. 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

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airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804 airlines www.easyjet.com www.ryanair.com www.thompsonfly.com www.flymonarch.com www.flybe.com www.bmibaby.com 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 www.itvcita.com - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am - 12.45pm

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s e g a P Puzzle Get Quizical

Hey Diddle Riddle

1.What are goolet and ferula types of? 2.What type of creature is a vervet? 3.Which element has the symbol NA? 4. A stinkhorn is a type of what? 5.Osculation is the art of what?

1. What is special about the following sequence of numbers? 8 5 4 9 1 7 6 10 3 2 0 2. My daughter has many sisters. She has as many sisters as she has brothers. Each of her brothers has twice as many sisters as brothers. How many sons and daughters do I have? 3. What seven-letter word has hundreds of letters in it?

6.What is Royal Dux a type of?

4. Tom’s mother has three children. One is named April, one is named May. What is the third one named?

7.What is measured in Hertz? 8.What is pulled by a cookie? 9.Who was the last king of Egypt? 10.Which writer was known as Plum?

5. Two women apply for a job. They are identical. They have the same mother, father and birthday. The interviewer asks “Are you twins?” to which they honestly reply, “No.” Why is this?

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1. Verse by the Spanish animal expert needing cloth (6) 4. Scotsman with Eastern head of year - a rider (6) 7. Peel removed from pear in dessert (4) 8. A pal Beth confused with set of letters (8) 9. Bad worker, casual (7) 12. Grain eaten by poor yeomen (3) 14. E.g., tin I accidentally set on fire (6) 15. Well-known fellow with a rodent, not finishing (6) 16. Organ essential to the archbishop (3) 18. Crustacean Rob lets out (7) 22. Eccentric, crass, in one gets plants (8) 23. Photograph showing card-game (4) 24. Girl beside river is finding rubble (6) 25. Part of garment for elves out East (6)

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) : a h a h s e k o J An armed hooded robber bursts into the Bank of Ireland and forces the tellers to load a sack full of cash. As he is on his way out the door with the loot, one brave Irish customer grabs the hood and pulls it off revealing the robber's face. The robber shoots the guy in the head without hesitation! He then looks around the bank to see if anyone else has seen him. One of the tellers is looking straight at him and the robber walks over and calmly shoots him in the head also. Everyone by now is very scared and looking down at the floor. "Did anyone else see my face?" calls the robber. There is a few moments silence then one elderly Irish gent, looking down, tentatively raises his hand and says, "I think me wife may have caught a glimpse" *************** A bride on her wedding night says to her husband 'I must confess darling, I was a hooker!'. He says 'That's all right, dear. Your past is your past, but I must admit that I find it quite erotic. Tell me about it'. She replies 'Well, my name was Nigel, and I played for Wigan ! (Hooker is a certain position in a game of rugby and Wigan are a famous team over here) *************** The teacher asked the class to use the word 'fascinate' in a sentence. Molly put up her hand and said, 'My family went to my granddad's farm, and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating.' The teacher said, 'That was good, but I wanted you to use the word 'fascinate, not fascinating'. Sally raised her hand. She said, 'My family went to see Rock City and I was 'fascinated.' The teacher said, 'Well, that was good Sally, but I wanted you to use the word 'fascinate.' Little Johnny raised his hand. The teacher

hesitated because she had been burned by Little Johnny before. He always managed to mangle words and often embarrassed her. She finally decided there was no way he could damage the word 'fascinate', so she called on him. Johnny said, 'My aunt Gina has a sweater with ten buttons, but her tits are so big she can only fasten eight.' The teacher sat down and cried. *************** A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his torch around, looking for valuables when a voice in the dark said, 'Jesus is watching you.' He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his torch off, and froze. When he heard nothing more, after a bit, he shook his head and continued. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard 'Jesus is watching you.' Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his torch beam came to rest on a parrot. 'Did you say that?' he hissed at the parrot. 'Yep', the parrot confessed, then squawked, 'I'm just trying to warn you that he is watching you.' The burglar relaxed. 'Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?' Moses,' replied the bird. 'Moses?' the burglar laughed. 'What kind of people would name a bird Moses?' 'The kind of people that would name a Rottweiler Jesus.' *************** What's the ideal weight for a mother-inlaw? About 2.3lbs including the urn.

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Poem for the Elderly Enjoy life! Another year has passed And we’re all a little older. Last summer felt much hotter And winter seems much colder. I rack my brain for happy thoughts To put down on my pad. But lots of things that come to mind Just make me kind of sad. There was a time not long ago When life was quite a blast. Now I fully understand About ‘Living in the Past.’ We used to go to friend’s homes Baseball games and lunches. Now we go to therapy, to hospitals And after-funeral brunches. We used to have hangovers From parties that were gay.

Now we suffer body aches And sleep the night away. We used to go out dining And couldn’t get our fill. Now we ask for doggie bags, Come home and take a pill. We used to travel often To places near and far. Now we get backaches, From riding in the car. We used to go out shopping For new clothing at the mall. But now we never bother… All the sizes are too small. That, my friend, is how life is, And now my tale is told. So, enjoy each day and live it up, Before you’re too damn old!


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Bedroom Golf Hole in one! Here are the rules of the game. Each player should furnish his own equipment for play normally one club and two balls. Play on the course should be approved by the owner of the hole. Unlike outdoor golf, the object is to get the club in the hole and keep the balls out. For most effective play, the club should have a firm shaft. Course owners are permitted to check the shaft stiffness before play. Course owners reserve the right to restrict club length to avoid damage to the hole. The object of the game is to take as many strokes as necessary until the course owner is satisfied that play is complete. Failure to do so may result in being denied permission to play the course again. It is considered bad form to begin playing the hole immediately upon arrival at the course. The experienced player will normally take time to admire the entire course with special attention to the well formed bunkers. Players are cautioned not to mention other courses they have played, or are currently playing, to the owner of the course being played. Upset course owners have been known to damage players equipment for this reason. Players are encouraged to bring proper rain gear for their own protection. Players should assure themselves that their match has been properly scheduled, particularly when a new course is being played for the firsttime. Previous players have been known to become irate if they discover someone else playing on what they considered to be a private course. Players should not assume that a course is in shape for play at all times. Some play-

ers may be embarrassed if they find the course to be temporarily under repair. Players are advised to be extremely tactful in this situation. More advanced players will find alternative means of play when this is the case.The course owner is responsible for manicuring and pruning any bush around the hole to allow for improved viewing of, alignment with, and approach to the hole.Players are advised to obtain the course owners permission before attempting to play the back nine.Slow play is encouraged. However players should be prepared to proceed at a quicker pace, at least temporarily at the course owners request. It is considered outstanding performance, time permitting, to play the same hole several times in one match.

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Valentine’s Recipe Chocolate Sweetheart Cakes, Yummy! Ingredients 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 3 tbsp cocoa powder 3/4 cup flour 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup cold water 3 tbsp cooking oil 1/2 tsp white vinegar Chocolate Frosting Stir 1 tbsp melted butter or margarine and 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder until smooth. Add 2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar. Stir in 1/4 tsp vanilla and enough milk (2 to 3 tsp) to make a spreading consistency. Beat with wire whisk or wooden spoon until smooth.

Method Stir flour, sugar, cocoa powder, soda and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Make a hole in the centre. Grease a baking pan with oil and little flour. Stir water, oil, vinegar and vanilla extracts. Add the dry ingredients and beat it until smooth. Pour into the pan and bake it at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

Leave the cake to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.Using a 3 Âź inch heart shaped (cookie) cutter, cut the cake into 4 heartshaped pieces. Spread chocolate frosting on top. Decorate the hearts with icing.


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1.2 cc petrol, 2003, 50.000 miles, Spanish matricula (number plate), accident free, Radio/cassette, new tyres, new battery, new ITV (MOT) a scratch on the bonnet, Annual tax in Spain only 40€. 1,750€ Tel: Catherine 636091505 email: ch@studyenglishinspain.com

FOrD MUstaNg CONVErtiBLE 1994, 65.000km, immaculate condition, beige leather interior, Spanish plates and ITV’d. Was 7,000€ NOW 6,750 or nearest offer Call: 662 378 911 / 00447770972725 aUDi CaBriOLEt 2.6E. Exc. condition. UK plates. RHD. Well maintained. Was 3,500€ NOW 2,700€ Call: 660 123 349 FaNtiC kOaLa DUNE BikE 110cc. Spanish plates. Very good condition. Was 650€ NOW 475€ Call: 660 123 349

Wanted waNtED Bass PLaYEr required for jazz band. Call Ray 951 321 861 or 616 147 760 or rayfjazz@hotmail.com

pairs & Tyres offers the following; ENgLish JEEP ChErOkEE 4 x 4, Automatic, leather seats Vw gOLF TDi 2002 56K 5dr LDV VaN 52 plate, Diesel. Ideal if going back to the UK. VaUxhaLL FrONtiEr 4x4 LHD sPaNish aUDi 80 Diesel, 4 dr, very clean COrsa 1.4 petrol 3dr rENaULt MEgaNE RxE 1.6 1999 raV 4 Manual BrEakiNg Cherokee Jeep Diesel, Vitara, Citreon Diesel, Volvo Estate Stock changing weekly Call: 663515341

Job Seekers CarE wOrkEr sEEkiNg wOrk in your local area. 10 years experience in care working with the elderly. Hardworking, honest, trustworthy and reliable with references available. Also available for cleaning and baby sitting. Fully qualified. Call: 636 117 210 or 952 517 464 (evening) rEtirED NUrsE / srN available. Livein/out for respite, terminal or general care. 30 years experience, references, CRB checked. Contact:- nurse-carer@hotmail.com or telephone 620 320 007 sUCCEssFUL COMPaNY based in Torre del Mar looking for Telemarketers, experience preferred but not essential, no selling involved, Part time hours, basic plus commission. Limited positions available. Please contact Gemma on 951237022.


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Items For Sale - Call: 664 210 468 twO Bar taBLEs both solid teak with brass surround hand and foot rails. Beautiful pieces of furniture. Ideal for home or bar. Table one, oval shape, height 108cm, width 135cm, depth 89cm. Table 2, round in shape, height 108cm, width 89cm. Excellent condition. 250€ the pair or will split.Call: Glen 690 225 906 or email glenfirth@gmail.com for photos. Velez Malaga. Can be delivered for fuel costs. gUitar & aMP. Aria STG series, Peavey envoy 110 75w. 250€ Tel: 660 795 530 MarQUEE FOr hirE. 8M x 3M covered Marquee. Perfect for garden parties. Very good condition. Call for details: 951 167 998 / 951 167 066 or email: cazrobcima@hotmail.com LaDiEs CLOthEs shOP-FUrNitUrE and fittings. Glass and chrome wall units: Large Island: Modular desk/counter: Casio till: Mirrors. All excellent condition. 595€ More details 677812904 or 952553035. MODErN waLL MOUNtED open fire with chimney and flue finished in matt black - 4 years old - As New - only 300€ More info 677812904 or 952553035 PEaVEY CLassiC 30watt valve amp with cover and foot pedal, very good condition and very loud. 395€. Call: 690 083 961 stEiNEr ELECtrO acoustic jumbo guitar. Excellent sound 125€. Call: 690 083 961 takaMiNE Eg333 dreadnought electro acoustic guitar with case. Mint condition 480€. Call: 690 083 961 FULL siZE ViOLiN with case, bow etc. 155€ Ring. 690 083 961 BELL Maxi 140 proper English cement mixer, 360 degree tilt, drum, and wheel barrow 100€ o.n.o, plus BUiLDErs BaND staNDs, 4 metre scaffold boards and some yellow shuttering boards, will break offers. Puente don Manuel. Tel: 660 737 424/951167067 36” rECOrD hEaVY DrOP FOrgED stiLsONs (wrench) perfect condition. Suit Industrial Plumber/Mechanic. 50€ Puente

don Manuel Tel: 660737424/951167067 2” sUBMErsiBLE iNDUstriaL QUaLitY watEr PUMP (electric) and hoses 50€. 4 x car axle stands 25€ for the 4 o.n.o. Treated timbers 9 x 3 x 8ft long (190 x 75 x 2.5) 15€ each unused. grE 6.10 x 3.75 x 1.2 deep above ground swimming pool, with proper pump, sand filter, multiport valve, underwater light, and all cleaning equipment. Can be seen working, Puente don Manuel 400€ o.n.o Tel: 660737424/951167067 FarEY DOUBLE CLaY traP with seat 50€, 4 gUN CaBiNEt (UK) police approved 40€, 410 and 12 gauge leather ammo belts the pair 20€, Puente don Manuel, Tel: 660737424/951167067 2 ELECtriC raDiatOrs 1 Kw each 25€ each. Plan chest 1m x 80cm on legs suit 50€artist/dreughtsman 15€. 2 FraMED CONstaBLE PaiNtiNgs (hand painted copies) 10€ each. Puente don Manuel Tel: 660737424/951167067 MEtaL CaBiNEt 6’ high x 3’ wide x 18” deep, double side hung doors, grey, 20€ o.n.o. Puente don Manuel Tel: 660737424/951167067 3 sEatEr sOFaBED Brand new 100€ LargE FriDgE FrEEZEr silver exc. cond 225€. Call: 663 515 341 550 VariOUs BOOks all in Dutch. Very good condition. Writers from England, Scandinavia, Belgium, USA and others. To be sold as a job lot. Tel 951 167 116 or Mobile 648 601 570. 2, siNgLE MEtaL BED frames with wooden slats 90x190 cms with legs, perfect condition both for 30€ 675 391 967 saDDLE NEw english 17" black light weight synthetic, easy clean has Dring for crupper 150€, Competa campo, tel 618 828 580 ELECtriC CEMENt MixEr, big drum, ready for work, 120 euros, Behringer combi guitar amp, 200watt amp, 400watt speakers, with this you'll sound like Jimi Hendrix 175 euros tel 689166563.


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ExPats iN sPaiN, Wanting to go back to England, need a place to live in the Worcestershire area? Lovely ground floor flat for sale, 2 beds totally refurbished with garage. No Chain, £115,000 Tel: Mick on 0044 7770972725 or email thermawarm@aol.com or Carmen on 662378911 or email:  carmen.cienfuegos@hotmail.com

lets from 400€ pcm. Also holiday lets from 200€ per week. 2 mins to supermarket, bars and swimming pool. Call: 636 117 210 FOr rENt: 3 bed mobile home in beautiful rural setting nr. Lake Vinuela. Mains water & solar electric. Good access. €225 pm inc. Tel: 660 708 441

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: thermawarm@aol.com or call Carmen on 662 378 911 or email carmen.cienfuegos@hotmail.com for more information. www.holidayrentalinspain.com

VELEZ MaLaga: Large unfurnished townhouse with small apartment/studio situated near the Fort. 3 double bedrooms, large lounge, covered patio, large sun terrace, fitted kitchen, bathroom, small apartment/office/studio at the rear, pets allowed. €350 pcm. Call; 649 111 965

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: thermawarm@aol.com or call Carmen on 662 378 911 or email carmen.cienfuegos@hotmail.com for more information. www.holidayrentalinspain.com

3 beds all with en-suite, Lounge with Log Burner, Large arched covered terrace, Pool & Bar, Separate Garage, Shed, Electric Gates, Concrete Driveway, Beautiful gardens with stunning views, 12,000 m2 land, 2 wells, Sat.TV/Internet/Phone. Exceptional Condition in & out.

hOUsE FOr LEt Or saLE. Charming town house in Riogordo. 3 Bed, fully furnished, Sat TV, telephone. €395 pcm or €159,000 Tel 600 248 795 FOr rENt: 3 bed house, bathroom, f/kitchen, living room with log burner, terrace and small garden fully fenced in, swimming pool, Sky T.V, 10 mins drive to Alcaucin, La Vinuela, Puente don Manuel, Zaffaraya. House is part furnished and is situated in small hamlet, Venta Alta. 450€ per month. Call: 652 084 180

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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: toni@escuelalacrujia.com wVista la Maroma self catering apartments in the heart of La Vi単uela village. Call 952 519 095 / 666 396 562 or email: vistalamaroma26@gmail.com

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: perfect.alarm@listener-seguridad.com www.listener-spanien.com/andalusien www.andalusien.eurotec-ibiza.com

ALL AROUND THE HOUSE wFrank Multi-services: Reforms such as: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Patios etc. Electrics, Plumbing, Concrete Driveways, Solar Systems, Air-Con, Carpentry and any other improvement for you house or business. Free estimates on fix figure and working to deadlines. Reliable and work guaranteed.

Call: 669 009 821

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

BOOKSHOPS wPasatiempo Calle Infantes 30, Torre del Mar, 952 543 703, www.bookshoppasatiempo.com

BRITISH SUPERMARKETS warkwrights English Shop. Turn right at Venta Baja Crossroads or call: 952 519 780 or 951 167 674 www.arkwrights-groceries.com

BUILDERS 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. www.jdanielconstrucciones.com

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Business Listing BUILDERS cont. wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wspanish family builders for reforms, new builds, walls, pools etc. Good reputation with clients and known well in local town halls re: permissions etc. English speaking answering service. Please telephone: 660 144 402. wgeneral Builders (Spanish - Swiss Co.) based in Torre del Mar for more than 20 years. Offers many professional services: Renovation / Refurbishment or New Construction. We speak Spanish, English, French and SwissGerman. For more info. or free quote please call Rolf: 639 747 280

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. Tel: 951 707 785 www.tropical4x4.com

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: rodgersfamilyinspain@yahoo.co.uk

wCarpentry & Joinery all aspects of carpentry including kitchens, windows & doors, Dave: 686 307 769 wMadercobrita Poligono la Panoleta, C/Juan Gris, Velez Malaga, 952 501 543

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES waDCC Filipina cleaners w/English, ref. and experience. Call: 646 692 679 / 630 498 427

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


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

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

EDUCATION & COUNSELLING wFor English speakers: Educational Psychology Assessments and Services. Counselling for Adults and Children. Fully qualified staff with experience in the UK and in Spain. Telephone Pat or Albert on 620 150 605 / 678 4 2 9 6 4 9 . E m a i l :  e d u c a t i o n a n d a l u c i a @gmail.com www.educationandalucia.com

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

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wab ax Properties Colinias del Puerto 124, Avenida de Andalucia, Caleta de Velez, 952 511 103, www.abaxproperties.com waxces Property Direct sell or rent your prop-

erty privately. Save thousands in agents commission fees. Call or email: 0034 625 346 200. Email: info@axcespropertydirect.com Website: www.axcespropertydirect.com wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306, www.fleming-properties.com waxarquia Properties s.L Call; 952 554 235 or 626 038 851 Email: sally@axarquiaproperties.com www.axarquiaproperties.com

EXERCISE/FITNESS wMk Fitness & health. Professional, safe, friendly Personal Training. General health and wellbeing guidance. Fully qualified Personal Trainer & Registered Nurse. Please contact Marie for info: Tel 652 29 90 71 Email: mkfitnessandhealth@hotmail.com

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; ian@formula-europe.co.uk www.formula freighteurope.co.uk

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

INSURANCE wLCJ iNsUraNCE, Not the cheapest, Not the dearest, Almost certainly the best, *Health Insurance, * Travel Insurance - Multi trips, *Car and House Insurance, * Funeral Plans, Call: 952 515 224

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: info@riosat.com

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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 www.wagtails.es 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. Email:philipclayton_1@msn.com 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: riogordo@mail.com www.homefromhome.weebly.com. Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses etc. 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

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

LAWYERS wCarmen silvia, Solicitors Abogados, Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (very near Nota-ria Office). Free initial consultation, 952 967 004 Email: carmensilvia@telefonica.net 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: info.ils@hotmail.com

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


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Business Listing 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

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

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

MARKET GOODS

PHYSIOTHERAPY

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

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

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

MEDICAL CENTRES 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, www.centromarysalud.com

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

MULTI-SERVICES wM tek Building services Engineers. Fully Qualified Team of Engineers, Consultancy service, Plumbing, Electrical, Gas, Construction. Total One Stop Solutions. Spanish speaking personnel. Tel: 952 512 491 - 617 839 660 - 7 days a week. e-mail: markrkitchener@yahoo.co.uk wgeneral handyman/D.i.Y - No job too small from painting, tiling, plumbing and general maintenance. Friendly reliable service given. Not a builder, hence reasonable rates charged. Los Romanes and surrounding area. Tel: 618496266

OPTICIANS wheiko stumbeck, Avda Andalucia 119, Torre

PLUMBERS w24hr plumbing, drainage & all gas appliances, call 666 123 055 / 952 514 333 wwayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 239. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030 w John 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

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

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE wDoctores de la Casa, We revitalise your property for re-sale or rental. Property or room makeovers, Property Management, Pool & Garden Maintenance, Guest Services. Call: 657 247 647 or email: doctoresdelacasa@gmail.com www.doctoresdelacasa.com waxarCare™ Property Management and Maintenance Services. A full range of property maintenance services carried out by professionals, Building, Painting, Electrical Work & Plumbing the one stop solution. Property Management Specialists a very comprehensive service, Including professional pool cleaning, full details on the AxarCare website. Axarcare we take care of all your prope- rty needs. Company Website: www.axarcare.com Tel: 616809-423


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Business Listing PROPERTY MANAGEMENT waxarCare™ Property Maintenance www.axarcare.com Tel :616-809-423

REMOVALS w2Js removals, House Clearances, UKSpain-UK, Local and International removals, Reliable service, free quotes, no job too small. Call: June or John 649 662 012 Email: jmcc1957@yahoo.co.uk warnold removals Local & International Great Service, Fair Price. Tel: 685 360 193 www.arnoldremovals.es info@arnoldremovals.es Call: 626 160 869

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

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

SATELLITE T.V.

wsat. Co. Sky and “Free Sat.” HD. Call us 7 days a week. Call Tom on: 657 484 853

SOLICITORS wC&D solicitors Specialists in Real Estate, Civil and Tax Law. Tel: 952 532 582 www.cdsolicitors.net or email:info@cdsolicitors.net

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: sainbena@hotmail.com Also iron work made to order.

VETS wNaturvets Competa, Avda. de la Constitucion 15, 952 553 850. Benajarafe, Ctra. Malaga - Almeria Km 164, 952 513 207, Mobile: 617 001 723 (for both) www.naturvets.com

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

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

WEB DESIGNERS

wtotal satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. Email:philbraid@hotmail.com wsky shop torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147

wsave money to heat your house. Save 3 times more than if you buy your wood from the Petrol Station. Minimum order 2 cubic metres or 3 cubic metres. Delivery included. Call: 669 009 821

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

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PUENTE DoN MANUEL

FP0702

A modern, 149m2, 3 bed, 3 bath villa on an easily managed plot of 450m2 with heated pool and separate study/office. Telephone/internet.

289,000€

A 109m2, 2 bedroom villa with separate guest accommodation, 36m2 garage and 8m x 4m pool set in mature gardens on a fenced 3,400m2 plot. 339,000€

Los Obispos alcaucin

FP0689

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

Nerja

FP0667

A modern, end of

algarrobo Costa terrace, 3 bedroom townhouse with rear patio/garden in a quiet cul de sac. only 2 minutes to the marina at Caleta de Velez. FP0377 149,000€ REDUCED A reformed and extended 2 bedroom property with pool a few minutes from the village and enjoying spectacular sea 199,000€ views.

torrox

FP0694

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