The Sentinella Axarquia Magazine February 2023

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Stress-Free Holiday Rentals Tel: 644 793 168 Axarquia Edition +34 696 522 171 Since 2002 The Sentinella The ‘FREE’ little mag that fits in your bag No 222 February 23 Casa Klein INTERNATIONAL CARE AND NURSING HOME Tel: 679 167 168 606 423 869 Torrox Costa since 2008 Osteopathy, Pain Relief Technique Massage, Bowen Technique & more Tel/Whatsapp: 659 374 673 See main advert on page 37


A big welcome to the February edition of The Sentinella Axarquia Edition.

February is often known for being a month dedicated to — and all about — love, but it’s not only about Valentines and sweethearts; instead it can also be a month for self-love and self-care.

This is your time to treat yourself. These “treats” can last just a few hours, days or a whole week … or even months; it’s totally up to you. Here are some examples: enjoy some “you” time — time alone. This could be taking a walk in the park, going to the cinema or maybe just going out for a nice meal. Learning to enjoy your own company — and doing activities you enjoy when you're alone — is crucial for cultivating self-love.

Whatever you choose to do and however you do it, enjoy it!

If you are looking for somewhere that little bit special to take your loved one this Valentine´s Day, book a table at the Secret Garden Restaurant in Canillas de Aceituno. This is a beautifully romantic setting decorated with twinkly lights and candles, plus it has the most perfect hosts. Not only are they offering a special menu on Tuesday 14th February, these special menus will also be available on the weekends of the 10th and 11th and the 17th and 18th February too. On Saturday 18th they will be joined by singer Malou Swart for an extra-special romantic evening, and booking is essential.

You can see The Secret Garden´s main advert and contact details on page 12

Or, turn to page 23 and you will find Medicaña in Torrox Costa have a set menu and special show on 14th February. See advert for more.

Editor: Kami Knight

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Strange News

Well January appeared to fly by! Now we are into February and we will be preparing the March edition; summer will be here again before we know it :) If you would like to advertise your business with us, get in touch by calling or sending a Whatsapp to 664 210 468. As always, we look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Valentine’s … and enjoy the read!

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Animal antics

A snake in McDonald's and a frog hidden in bunch of bananas were among RSPCA's 'weird' rescues of 2022.

The charity said its officers had been called to animal incidents ranging from seal pups to foxes which had got their heads stuck in various objects and a 5ft-long boa constrictor found in a McDonald's restaurant.

The frog had travelled 4,300 miles from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean to the UK on a bunch of bananas.

Nacho, a six-month-old seal pup, was discovered next to a riverbank by a pub in Keynsham, Bristol, in January. Two days later another seal pup was found on a cliff in Weybourne, Norfolk, 50ft from the beach. The charity was also called out to a fox trapped in a watering can in Colchester, Essex, in February, and another fox was found with its head stuck in a large can of dog food in Barking, London.

RSPCA inspector Dale Grant said it was a warning of "how dangerous litter can be".

In July, customers eating at a McDonald's in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, were confronted by a 5ft-long boa constrictor slithering through the restaurant.

The non-venomous snake was passed on to staff and placed in a box before it was collected by the RSPCA.

Kebab hell

A man who gorged on 124 kebabs in 31 days says it left him 'psychologically' damaged. Des Breakey, 36, who ate four meat wraps every evening as part of his "Kebabathon", said the challenge had hurt him both "psychologically" and "physically."

He went on the 'kebabathon' to raise money for the charity Francis House Children's Hospice, and consumed a massive 250,000 calories in the process.

The dad of two said he had felt a huge sense of "accomplishment" when he scoffed down his final kebab after raising more than £1,000. The engineer, who even went without a Christmas dinner to make space for kebabs, said he plans to "retire" from extreme eating challenges.

"It was a breeze for the first two weeks, but the last two weeks it got a bit messy” he said.

Valentines Facts................................Page 14 Useless Facts....................................Page 24 Countries Of The World...................Page 40 Fruit & Vegetable Facts....................Page 54 Saucy Postcards...............................Page 59 Faceless.............................................Page 63 Where’s The Moth.............................Page 78 Competition.......................................Page 83 Jokes..................................................Page 86 Puzzles...............................................Page 88 Horoscopes.......................................Page 90
Kami Knight x The Editor (of the original little mag)!
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Astute asparagus

Strange News (Continued)

A fortune teller who predicts the future using asparagus has revealed her top forecasts for 2023.

Jemima Packington, 65, claims to be able to divine knowledge of the future by tossing spears into the air and interpreting how they land.

Over the years she has correctly predicted major events such as Brexit, as well as Harry and Meghan stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family. Several of her predictions for 2022 – such as Croatia winning the World Cup and Boris Johnson clinging on as Prime Minister – had less success however.

This year she has predicted the Lionesses will continue on from their Euro 2022 win by bringing home the Women’s World Cup, and added that the Conservatives will hang onto government.

The Asparamancer has also said there will be a health scare for Princess Anne, and

rationing may be considered due to food shortages.

In 2019, she correctly predicted cricket success for England, Big Brother returning to our screens and US romantic musical ‘A Star is Born’ winning an Oscar.

Before that she correctly foresaw Andy Murray winning Wimbledon, the Euro crisis and the credit crunch.

Jemima, from Bath, began making predictions aged eight and says she inherited the gift from her elderly aunt who used to read tea leaves.

She said: “My technique has not changed.”

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Valentine Facts

To get you in the mood for lurrrrrve!

73 per cent of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 per cent are women.

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

About 3 per cent of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.

Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876.

California produces 60 per cent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.

Cupid, another symbol of Valentines Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow and arrow because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love.

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

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Random Jokes :)

Everyone loves a joke or two!

An Irish daughter

An Irish daughter had not been home for over 5 years. Upon her return her Father cursed her heavily.

'Where have ye been all this time, child? Why did ye not write to us, not even a line? Why didn't ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old Mother through?'

The girl, crying, replied, ‘Dad ... I became a prostitute’

'Ye what!? Get out a here, ye shameless harlot! Sinner! You're a disgrace to this Catholic family.'

'OK, Dad... as ye wish. I only came back to give mum this luxurious fur coat, title deed to a ten bedroom mansion, plus a 5 million savings certificate. For me little brother, this gold Rolex. And for ye Daddy, the sparkling new Mercedes limited edition convertible that's parked outside plus a membership to the country club ... (takes a breath) ... and an

invitation for ye all to spend New Year's Eve on board my new yacht in the Riviera.'

’What was it ye said ye had become?' says Dad.

Girl, crying again, 'A prostitute, Daddy!.'

‘Oh! My Goodness! Ye scared me half to death, girl! I thought ye said a Protestant! Come here and give yer old Dad a hug!’

Why do men fart more than women?

Because women can't shut up long enough to build up the required pressure.


Scientists have discovered a food that diminishes a woman's sex drive by 90%.. It's called a Wedding Cake.


Who always has a date on Valentine's Day? A calendar.

What's the best recipe for a perfect morning on February 14?

A hug and a quiche.

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How To Stay Young

Something we would all like to know!

1. Throw out non-essential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our

entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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Useless Facts

Asalwaystheyareuseless butamazing!

McDonald's invented a sweet-tasting type of broccoli!

Messages from your brain travel along your nerves at up to 200 miles per hour.

Rabbits can't be sick.

Sleeping through summer is called "estivation."

Queen Elizabeth II's cows sleep on waterbeds.

Humans are the only animals that blush.

The hashtag symbol # has a fancy term. It's actually called an octothorp.

You produce about six pounds of stool per week.

You can draw a line 35 miles long using one pencil.

The most common password is "123456."

The first speeding fine took place in 1896. The fine was one shilling, about 5p today.

The abbreviation OMG was used over 100 years ago.

Most pandas in the world are on loan from China.

More than two-thirds of millennials sleep nude.

A Harry Potter book filled with typos sold for $90,000.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks.

Bears don’t poop during hibernation.

Americans eat enough burgers to circle the earth over 32 times.

Watching TV burns more calories than sleeping. Great, what time’s Love Island on?!

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Why do we feel so much nostalgia for the 80s? It was such a stress-free decade with bold fashion statements and new hair trends. Remember mixing music on cassette tapes, recording your message on home answering machines, and not to forget how neon colours rocked with scrunched-up leg warmers over spandex tights. So satisfying.

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Funny Quotes

Some interesting quotes from famous people...

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.'

Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)

I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.' Eleanor Roosevelt

Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement. Mark Twain

I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. Zsa Gabor

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. Alex Levine

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.

Rodney Dangerfield

Money can't buy you happiness... But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

Spike Milligan

Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP. Joe Namath

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. Bob Hope

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. W. C. Fields

Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.

Winston Churchill

Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. Phyllis Diller

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.

Billy Crystal

I did rubbish too!!!

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Valentine Odes


Roses are brown, Violets are brown, I really wish my neighbour would stop letting his dog poo on my lawn.

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I’d rather be single, than with someone like you.

Roses are red, that much is true, but violets are purple, not bloody blue.

Roses are red, Violets are blue, you look like a donkey, and smell like one, too.

Roses are red, violets are blue, white wine costs less than a dinner for two.

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I really messed up, now what can I do?

Roses are red, violets are blue, there’s always someone who’s better than you.

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I want to

order pizza, and watch Netflix with you.

Roses are red, shamrocks are green, and you have the cutest butt I’ve ever seen.

Roses are red. When rum and coke mix, you go from a 3… to a solid 6.

Roses are red, violets are blue. Nah, I’m not 14, I’m the 1 4 U.

Roses are red, violets are blue. How can I be as amazing as you?

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Out And About In Torrox

Rebeccah Curtis Beauty & Wellness Centre including Hairdressing and now incorporating Nails and Beauty by Suzi Jackson. Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Commercial B, No. 16 Torrox Costa. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm. Tel: 952 53 01 22 & 651 956 284

Raza Hotel have excellent facilities for your Dog, Cat or Rabbit, the perfect Hotel for your pets while you are away. In the countryside your dogs can enjoy secure outdoor play areas with toys provided & kennels with indoor sleeping area & outside run. For Cats, large catteries with cosy beds, toys & activities to keep them occupied. The Raza Hotel also offer a safe place to leave your Rabbit or Parrot as well as providing dog grooming services. Open 10am-7pm, 7 days a week. If you would like to visit, Paco & Antonio would be happy to show you the facilities. For more info call: 952 52 5417, 646 75 24 63, or email: or visit

Centro Casa Blanca was opened in 2008 by Bianca Bojahr. Bianca is a qualified Osteopath and a qualified practitioner in Bowen Technique, massage, lymphatic drainage, craniosacral osteopathy, reflexology, reiki and shiatsu. The Centre provides holistic techniques for a wide range of disorders and conditions including: Back problems, neck and shoulders, joint discomfort, tightness in muscles, fluid retention… and more. Call: 659 374 673 for more information.

Clinica Europa is a multidisciplinary medical center in Torrox, where they take care of your health, in the broadest sense, as defined by the World Health Organization. They speak English, German and French. Visit or call: 952 530 908 for more information.

Shop Local Support Your Local Community

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952 530 122 / 711 047 122 within Rebeccah Curtis Beauty and Wellness

Open Tues - Sat 10am - 6pm

Rebeccah Curtis Beauty and Wellness

Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, No.16 TORROX COSTA

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Your health partner

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Random Joke :)

A man asked a waiter to take a bottle of Merlot to an unusually attractive woman sitting alone at a table in a cozy little restaurant.

So the waiter took the Merlot to the woman and said, 'This is from the gentleman seated over there'

..... and indicated the sender with a nod of his head.

She stared at the wine coolly for a few seconds, not looking at the man, then decided to send a reply to him by a note. The waiter, who was lingering nearby for a response, took the note from her and conveyed it to the gentleman.

The note read: 'For me to accept this bottle, you need to have a Mercedes in your garage, a million dollars in the bank and 7 inches in your pants'.

After reading the note, the man decided to

compose one of his own in return.

He folded his note, handed it to the waiter and asked him to deliver it to the lady.

It read:

'Just to let you know things aren't always what they appear to be. I have a Ferrari Maranello, a BMW Z8, a Mercedes CL600, and a Porsche Turbo in my several garages. I have beautiful homes in Aspen and Miami, and a 10,000 acre ranch in Louisiana. And there is over twenty million dollars in my bank accounts and portfolio.

But, not even for a woman as beautiful as you, would I cut off three inches. Just send the wine back.'

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Automatic heating system up Automatic heating system up to 40 to 40 00 C. C. 140 air jets that guarantee 140 air jets that guarantee maximum comfort maximum comfort

We specialise in bringing hot tubs to the We specialise in bringing hot tubs to the Axarquia, with a wide range of spa Axarquia, with a wide range of spa rental packages available to suit all rental packages available to suit all tastes and budgets for all types of tastes and budgets for all types of parties and events. parties and events.

Romantic Weekends Romantic Weekends

Birthdays Birthdays

Anniversaries Anniversaries

Parties Parties

Entertain friends Entertain friends

There are few events that can´t be There are few events that can´t be improved with a spa bath! improved with a spa bath!


Rental costs include Rental costs include Delivery, assembly & disassembly, Delivery, assembly & disassembly, instructions/demo and the instructions/demo and the necessary chemicals necessary chemicals

All you do is relax! All you do is relax!

Axarquia Hot Tub Hire

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CountriesOfTheWorld Number167inourroundtheworldA-Zlist JulygainedindependencefromSudanon9 2011astheoutcomeofa2005agreementthatendedAfrica'slongest-running civilwar.... SouthSudan

Population - 7.5-10 million

Languages - English, Arabic

Located - East Africa

Capital - Juba

Currency - Sudanese pound

Religion - Christianity

Main Exports - Petroleum

Literacy Rate - 34.52%

Life Expectancy - 57 years

G.D.P. Per Capita - 1,119.65 USD

Total Area - 619,745 sq km

National Sport - Football

Interesting Facts... From 1899 to 1955, South Sudan was part of Anglo-Egyptian

Sudan and under joint British-Egyptian rule. In 2011 Sudan, split into two countries and South Sudan became the world’s newest internationally recognised country.

The split followed a 2005 peace agreement, which ended Africa’s longest-running civil war – the Second Sudanese Civil War. The conflict lasted 22 years from 1983 to 2005, killed at least 1.5 million and displaced over four million people.

This had followed a previous civil war that had been fought in Sudan from 1955 to 1972 between a guerrilla movement and the Sudanese government.

In 2013, civil war broke out yet again, when President Salva Kiir accused his former vice-president, Riek Machar, of plotting to overthrow him. This led to yet another conflict that has displaced at least another four million people.

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world when measured by GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). In 2020, is ranked eighth-poorest.

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VINYL SOLUTIONS Why replace when you can renovate? Modern adhesive vinyl coverings in hundreds of colours and designs can renovate a tired kitchen, bathroom, wall panels, bedroom wardrobes or fridge doors. Turn a tired looking wood designed kitchen into a modern solid colour or metallic look without painting or replacing. Work carried out on-site with 10 year warranties. Contact Ian 644 546 176 To advertise call 664 210 468 46 Self Examination...
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Women Drivers

This morning on the motorway, I looked over to my right and there was a Woman in a brand new VW !!

Doing 75mph

With her face up next to her Rear view mirror

Putting on her eyeliner!

I looked away

For a couple seconds

And when I looked back she was

Halfway over in my lane, Still working on that makeup.

Out of my other hand.

In all the confusion of trying

To straighten out the car

Using my knees against The steering wheel, It knocked My Mobile phone

Away from my ear Which fell Into the coffee

Between my legs, Which splashed, And burned

"Big Jim and the Twins", Ruined the phone, Soaked my trousers, And disconnected an Important call.

As a man, I don't scare easily..

But she scared me so much I dropped My electric shaver, Which knocked The meat pie

B***** Women Drivers!!

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Large 4 Bed 2 Bath House (220m² built, 6,000m² plot), in a hamlet a 5­minute drive from Comares, great access & 2 bars nearby. Accommodation: living room, kitchen/diner, 4 very large double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large basement/garage of 140m² and 6 metres high. Plot is urban and fenced with enclosed driveway S

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2 Bed Modern Apartment (84m² built), walking distance to all amenities. It comprises an entrance hall, a fully­fitted modern kitchen, a large lounge/dining room with access to a balcony, 2 large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes (master with a balcony) and 1 bathroom. Includes a communal pool and communal BBQ areas. Pre­installation for air conditioning


Amazing 4 Bed 1.5 Bath House (160m² built), great location all local amenities, maintained to a high level and would make a great holiday home or permanent home. Accommodation comprises spacious lounge/dining room, f/f modern kitchen, 4 bedrooms, a large family bathroom and a WC. The lovely terrace has an outside kitchen.

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Rivera Real Estate - Online Agency

Rivera Real Estate is an online, family run estate agency, established in 2022 and owned by husband-and-wife combo, Richie Worthington and Alejandra Cañas del Castillo.

Having worked in the Spanish real estate sector for one of the longer serving real estate companies in the area, specifically Torrox, Richie, originally from Buckinghamshire in England, has gained years of experience listing and selling properties in La Axarquia. Alejandra, originally from Malaga City, has garnered many years of experience in the retail management sector, both in the UK and Spain.

As an online agency (based in Caleta de Velez), we offer a competitive commission to vendors. Unlike larger agencies, we have a select portfolio of properties for sale which enables us to concentrate fully on those listed with us whilst offering a more personal touch. Should a vendor decide to sell exclusively with Rivera Real Estate, we do not insist on a six month or twelve-month contractual commitment for exclusivity. We figure, if you are happy with us, you will stay with us!

To those looking to buy a property in La Axarquia area, we offer a relaxed and informative selling style.

Buying property abroad can be a daunting process, especially when the language and processes are foreign. We understand this and will accompany you throughout the process, from beginning to end.

Our philosophy is quite simple. We aspire to provide an honest, knowledgeable, and reliable service based on open communication. Above all, we aim to deliver a service which we ourselves would wish to receive.

You can find a selection of testimonials below:

“I cannot thank Richie enough for everything he did to make our purchase as smooth as possible, and I'd have no hesitation in recommending him to both buyers and sellers alike. He is one of those rarest things in the Spanish property market: An honest, helpful, and reliable estate agent!” Steve Bee

“Communication with Richie Worthington was of the highest quality. He is friendly, efficient, and businesslike. He managed well to balance our needs as the buyer at the same as managing his responsibilities to other parties. We have bought and sold numerous properties in several countries and have never experienced service of this level.”

“Richie and his Spanish wife Alejandra provided an excellent service in every way. In spite of my being in the U.K. at no time did I feel left out of the proceedings, being closely informed every step of the way. I recommend this charming couple in all aspects whether buying or selling. You will be in safe experienced hands, willing to go the extra mile for you. I have known Richie for some years and his reputation doesn't falter. I wish them ongoing success. They so deserve it.”

If you would like to get in touch with us, see our main advert opposite for contact details or if you would like to see more of our properties please visit our website at:

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"The La Axarquia townhouse and countryside specialists."

Tel: +34 680 78 14 70 or +34 639 07 41 60



Ref: R0033


EXCLUSIVE: Detached villa in Caleta de Vélez, easily accessible accommodation, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, jacuzzi, private garden laid to grass and terraced, private swimming pool, garage with roof terrace, gated driveway, South / Southwest facing, sea view, 600 metres to the beach and amenities

Ref: R0001


EXCLUSIVE: Detached villa in Caleta de Vélez, 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1 WC, private garden laid to gravel, private swimming pool, enormous basement with potential for extra living accommodation, South / Southwest facing, spectacular sea views, 650 metres to the beach and amenities

We are looking for properties to sell. Rivera Real Estate offers competitive rates of commission coupled with years of experience selling properties in La Axarquia. Call Richie & Alex now for further information!

Fruit&VegFactsCarrotts Carrotts

Carrots were first grown as medicine for an assortment of ailments.

Carrots were not originally orange.

Purple carrots were common even 1000 years ago in what is now Afghanistan, with yellow carrots to follow into the 1500s

You can plant an actual carrot in the ground and it will make seeds.

Mel Blanc, the voice of cartoon character Bugs Bunny, did not like carrots.

Carrotts consit of 88% water.

They're a weight-loss-friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health.

Carrots are the richest source of beta-carotene. The human body turns beta-carotene into vitamin A.

The vegetable is great for eyesight and your skin, it also boosts the immune system.

Cooked carrots are better for you than raw. Cooking the vegetable releases more beta-carotene. The raw vegetable only gives you 3% beta-carotene, but cooked you get up to 40%.

It’s estimated that the U.S. produces about 1.3 million tons of carrots and turnips a year.

Eating carrots in excess, can cause a condition called carotenemia. This refers to yellowish discoloration of the skin.

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You´re As Old As You Look

Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, surely I can't look that old? Well... you'll love this one!

My name is Alice Smith and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his dental diploma, which bore his full name. Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark haired boy with the same name had been in my secondary school class some 30-odd years ago.

Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then? Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought.

This balding, grey haired man with the deeply lined face was far too old to have been my classmate. After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Morgan Park

Secondary school.

'Yes, yes I did. I'm a Morganner!' he beamed with pride. 'When did you leave to go to college?' I asked, he answered, in 1965. Why do you ask?' 'You were in my class!' I exclaimed. He looked at me closely, then the ugly,


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Simply the Best Full English! Breakfasts, Lunches, Homemade Desserts Extensive menu Veggie and Vegan options Tel: 640 569 988 Avda. Andalucia, 34, Torre del Mar (opposite old Police Station) END OF AN ERA! We say goodbye to a Legend and say hello & welcome to Michael. Times are-a-changing at ye ol’ La Tasca in Torre del Mar. Chef Josh is moving on and is joining the Royal Navy. He will be sorely missed and after 12 years in the kitchen he’s going to travel the world. Fear not! In his place there is Michael, an experienced chef from El Morche, who will seemlessly continue the great food that La Tasca always produces! GOOD LUCK JOSH !! GOOD LUCK MICHAEL !! Why not try the succulent and meaty homemade Tasca burger, fries or salad & a side of homemade slaw

Drinks: Skegness Spirit(s)

The Lincolnshire coastline extends for over 50 miles. Throughout Lincolnshire many places attract great interest, with seaside resorts being popular destinations for residents, locals and visitors, alike. Hamlets, villages and towns attract numerous visitors, as well as the city of Lincoln, with its magnificent Castle and Cathedral. Tourism forms a great part of this county’s interest, constantly having visitors, from global origins.

Farming plays a very large part of Lincolnshire’s success, too. Numerous businesses developments have now emerged, adding to the county’s success. Skegness is very important and, along with the surrounding area, has thousands of people visiting.

Gin and Liquorice Gin, amongst several others. With personal preferences to the fore, these productions certainly do not disappoint, in any way. The flavours and textures are appreciated and recognised by many connoisseurs, plus, with Liqueurs, Stonewall Gin and Mrs. Riggall’s, both gin and rum lovers will justifiably enjoy these productions. Cu29 is a further, extremely popular gin, available from the Spirit of Skegness Company.

At the Spirit of Skegness Distillery visitors can enjoy, and take part in, Gin and Rum School Experiences, plus Tasting Parties, Distillery Tours and Sampling Sessions. A Private Bar and Event Space, is also available. Some of the exquisite productions include Blackberry Gin Liqueur, Liquorice Gin and Skegness Chocolate Rum. Gift packs and gift vouchers

Skegness is located on the east coast and is (world) famous for its Jolly Fisherman and Clocktower. Entertainment and holiday homes are a major attraction for this town and surrounding area. The golden beaches are a very popular draw, throughout every year. Many pubs, eateries and restaurants offer much-needed beverages and foods. With liquid refreshment in mind, I located the Skegness Distillery.

The Skegness Distillery offers so much –as I discovered. The productions include London Dry Gin, Raspberry Gin, Passionfruit & Mango Gin, plus Rhubarb

are available, too – now, there’s a thought! These are just some of the beverages and Distillery. Their excellent website has all details and availability.

Skegness Distillery, 36 Prince George Street, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 2BD. Tel: 07742 012740


As always Trevor Langley

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Director: ChinonyeChukwu

Writers: Michael Reilly, Keith Beauchamp, and Chukwu

Producers: Beauchamp, Reilly, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Rating: PG 13

While visiting Jim Crow-era Mississippi in 1955, Black teen Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall) innocently flirts with white shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant (Haley Bennett). He is subsequently brutally murdered. For Emmett’s mother Mamie (Danielle Deadwyler), his lynching ignites a powerful and historic crusade for accountability.

On 28 August, Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old African-American, was abducted, tortured and lynched for seemingly offending

a white woman in a grocery store; his dead body, mutilated and unrecognisable, was discovered in the Tallahatchie river three days later.

It is to the credit of filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency) that Till has no truck with depicting and therefore sensationalising the heinous crime. Instead, Chukwu reframes the story through the prism of Emmett’s mother Mamie’s fight for justice. It’s a smart move, finding hope in a tragedy without cheapening it, while playing out the narrative on a bigger civil-rights canvas — one that provides a subtle but stunning showcase for Danielle Deadwyler in the lead role. Exemplifying the film’s ‘less-is-so-much-more’ approach, the Harder They Fall actor elevates some pedestrian historical-drama writing into something compelling and touching in equal measure.

The ability to bring history into the here-and-now by intertwining the personal and the political is one of the film's main strong suits.

Star Rating ***/*****

To advertise call 664 210 468 or email 58 Till Still going strong!!!! Still going strong!!!! TRAPICHE MARKET TRAPICHE MARKET Every Tuesday 9.30am - 1pm Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Los Jardines del Trapiche, THE nicest market venue on the Costa with ample parking! Take the A-272 turning onto the Vélez-Málaga road A-356. Turn off at El Cruce restaurant towards Benamargosa. Over the roundabout and we are on the left just before the private airfield C C aallll A A nniittaa oonn:: 6 6 2 2 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 1 1 6 6 4 4
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Was January a tough month for you? Traditionally supposed to be the most depressing month of the year, cold, dark, and summer seems a long way off. Even here in Spain the days are shorter, and the temperatures lower. The post-festive buzz, has well and truly worn off, the credit card statement is in, and most of our New Year’s resolutions went up in smoke by the end of Three Kings. Was one of your resolutions to cut back on the booze? Did you try, and found you couldn’t? Has your drinking increased? Are you struggling to stop completely, even for a short period of time? Is your alcohol use, making you, or those around you, miserable?

Maybe lockdown was the trigger for you, feelings of isolation and loneliness led to a change in your drinking habits, perhaps larger volumes, or more frequent binges. Possibly it was the move to Spain, living here full-time is entirely different to a two-week vacation, and it is easy to get sucked into daily-drinking. Or it could be for a completely different reason.

If you regularly drink more, or for longer than you planned to; have tried to cut back (or stop) and found you couldn’t; drink to deal with feelings and emotions; or if your drinking is interfering with your life, then you could have a problem with alcohol. There is a solution, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - a 12 Step fellowship; a peer-support group that has helped millions of people, all over the world, with their problem drinking. If the consequences of your alcohol use are getting too much, if you are ready to stop drinking, or want support to help you try, then don’t wait until it gets any worse.

Here two members of AA, talk about how their drinking led them to AA, and how they now enjoy life and all the benefits of being sober……..

“My name is Lydia; I am 65 years of age and I have been sober for 23 years. I am not perfect, nor will I ever be, and neither is my life, but that is ok. I have all that I need, and a few of my wants. The point is, I now have a life. I came into AA, lonely, hopeless, and broken. Today I have hope, gratitude, friends, and so much more.

The simple fact is, I was completely sick of the consequences of my drinking, and I had to be ready to stop. I had to do it for myself; and I had to give myself completely to this simple program. I would say to anyone worried about their drinking, if it is costing you more than money (relationships, health, jobs), it is very likely that you have a problem. If you decide you want to give AA a try, you will never be alone again, you don't have to continue in the misery.

The fact is, untreated alcoholism, will (and does) kill in the end. I have lost friends because of their drinking. Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12-step program have saved my life, and the lives of countless others. It has given me a life with a purpose, and it's available to anyone who wants it!”

“My name is Jacob, I am in my 50’s, happily married with no children. I run a successful business, based on the Costa del Sol. But my life wasn’t always like that.

The comments first started in my twenties, people would say; maybe I should have water with my wine, or a bit more tonic in my gin. A couple even called me an alcoholic, but I brushed it off. I was functioning, I still held down a good job (two in fact), I still had a wife and a car!

By the end, I had to have a drink in the morning to stop the shakes, my whole day was centred around where the next drink was coming from. I wasn’t eating properly, and there were a lot of arguments, slamming doors, and shouting. I was lying and being dishonest, I was leading a double life. Till my wife made me get help.

The most amazing thing about AA is there are no rules. Not on what you must do, or what you should believe. It is not like a church or a school, it is a group of people trying to get themselves off the drink, and into a better way of living, using a spiritual program, and a set of principles as guidelines…. And it is completely free.

If you think you might need to look at your drinking, or need some help to stop, then get in touch with AA. Come along to a meeting (or a few) and just listen.”

There are meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, with friendly people who will understand, held daily throughout the Costa del Sol. Meetings are free to attend, and anyone who thinks they may have a problem with alcohol is welcome.

Call the English-speaking AA helpline for support: +34 600 379 110, or visit the website for help and information:

Have you tried to stop drinking? And found you couldn´t? CALL THE AA HELPLINE FOR SUPPORT +350 200 73774 Gibraltar or +34 600 379 110 Costa del Sol or visit the website for help & information

Honesty Is The Best Policy?

Golf ethics question for you

What if you were playing in the Club Championship Tournament Finals and the match was halved at the end of 17 holes. You had the honour and hit your ball a modest two hundred & fifty yards to the middle of the fairway, leaving a simple six iron to the pin. Your opponent then hits his ball, lofting it deep into the woods to the right of the fairway. Being the golfing gentleman that you are, you help your opponent look for his ball. Just before the permitted five minute search period ends, your opponent says: "Go ahead and hit your second shot and if I don't find it in time, I'll concede the match." You hit your ball, landing it on the green, stopping about ten feet from the pin. About the time your ball comes to rest, you hear your opponent exclaim from deep in the woods: "I found it!". The second sound you

hear is a click, the sound of a club striking a ball and the ball comes sailing out of the woods and lands on the green, stopping no more than six inches from the hole. Now here is the ethical dilemma: Do you pull the cheating b******* ball out of your pocket and confront him with it or do you keep your mouth shut?

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How To Survie A Heart Attack When You Are Alone

Good advice here, share with family and friends, it could save their life.

Let's say it's 7:25 pm and you're going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

You're really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about 5km from the hospital nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.

You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.


Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person

whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.

A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.

Using this method heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.

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Donation Of Spanish Property

I am a British resident and I own Spanish property. Should I gift it to my children during my lifetime?

If you gift Spanish property to your children, there are various things that one needs to think about.

As a Spanish non tax resident, regardless of whether you sell or gift your property, you will need to account for 19% Spanish Capital Gains tax (CGT). A capital gain is calculated by taking the sale price and deducting the purchase price and related fees and costs. In addition to the 19% CGT, one needs to pay plusvalía. Plusvalía is essentially a municipal CGT.

If you gift your property during your lifetime, you will also need to account for lifetime inheritance tax (IHT) in Spain, often referred to as a ‘donación’ in Spanish. This is generally very low in Andalusia as there is a 99% exemption when gifting to children.

This is only part of the picture for British residents in that British residents need to also consider their potential obligations and tax liabilities in the UK.

UK CGT is ordinarily charged at either 18% or 28% on second residential property, depending on whether the person is a basic or a higher rate income tax payer. An individual will normally be given credit for the Capital Gains tax paid in Spain to avoid double taxation.

No lifetime inheritance tax in the UK would be payable and this is known as a PET - a Potentially Exempt Transfer. Provided that

you live for seven years after the gift, it would not fall into your estate for the purposes of calculating UK IHT.

With property values continuing to rise, there is an increasing number of people who need to think about IHT. UK IHT at death, above applicable exemptions, is charged at 40% and 36%.

Each individual’s circumstances are different. For a confidential consultation tailored to your situation please contact Sam Baker, English solicitor at De Cotta Law:

Telephone 952 527 014.

See main advert below

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Chatelin ortopedia & pedicurist practice They are a company with over 30 years experience in the orthopedic sector. Linda is a qualified pedicurist and Henry is a certified prothesis and orthesis maker, for all your inlays and sport inlays, corset-knee, ankle and wrist supports, wheelchairs, walking aids, beds, rehabilitation articles Monday - Thursday 10am2pm and 3pm - 6pm. Call: 695 481 082 or 658 773 857

Starcar in Nerja for all your car repair needs: bodywork painting, service, pre I.T.V. check, air-conditioning, tyres, brakes, clutch etc. Also car transfers. Find them at Avda Alcalde Antonio Villasclaras just up from the BP garage as you are leaving Nerja on the right hand side and they are below the gym. Call Jonathan who speaks English on 637 801 325

Dentadanés Dental Clinic offer top-quality Scandinavian dental care at competitive prices, a successful concept that has been used since the clinic was established in Maro (Nerja) in 1991. We have two dentists, (one Danish female, one English male) ready to solve all your dental problems. Please visit our website at for a full list of treatments & prices as well as directions to and pictures of the clinic. Open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm including all summer months. We speak English, Danish/Scandinavian, German and Spanish. Tel: 952 52 96 66.

La llave de Oro, Calle Granada 88, Nerja, 952 524 651. Locksmith 24hrs emergency service, 606 939 929, opening & repairing safes, armoured doors, authorised technical service, key cutting, supplier for quality padlocks, safes & other security products.

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High Level Pedicurist

General care and advice for gorgeous feet, because we care about your feet as much as you do!

MORE than just a pedicure, look good, FEEL GREAT!!

Calle la Cruz, 60 Nerja Tel: 695 481 082 or 658 773 857


Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 2pm / 3pm - 6pm

In Nerja In Nerja

Do you need some expert advice in Holiday Accommodation? Nerja Beach Holidays are waiting to do just this! Visit their properties directly via their Virtual tour on They offer all kinds of holiday and winter rentals. They speak English, French and Spanish to help you along the way. They have an extensive range of 1 to 3 bed apartments and villas. Booking can be made via Whatsapp, FB, Website, Email or phone. Nerja Beach Holidays have it all covered! Contact Karine +34 644 793 168 /

Erica Villegas is a hairdresser in Nerja, specialising in hair colour, balayage, botox hair treatment with protein and keratin, wedding hair and of course cuts and blow dry. You can make an appointment at Calle Almirante Ferrándiz 10 (Cristo) Nerja. (Down the passage in front of the Coviran Supermarket - the Post Office street. Call: 952 523 966

Home Service covering all

Make your appointment in Calle Cristo 10, NERJA (Post office street) (down side in front of Coviran Supermarket)

Tel: 952 523 966 - Mob: 610 876 127

Calle Granada, 88 NERJA Tel: 952 52 4651 24 HOURS 606 939 929
Specialists in: * Hair Colour * Balayage * Weddings * Botox Hair Treatment

Love Quotes

As it’s Valentines Day this month, we have thrown in some deep and meaningful Love Quotes to think about!

If you love somebody, set them free. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.

You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her.

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it’s what you are expected to give — which is everything.

Love builds bridges where there are none.

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.

The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me.

Love is like the sun coming out of the clouds and warming your soul.

Life without love is like a tree without fruit.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

A lawful kiss is never worth a stolen one.

Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.

Love is being stupid together.

Love is friendship set on fire.

Only love let’s us see normal things in an extraordinary way.

There’s always room for love; You just have to move a few things around.

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VetiverSpain Fighting Erosion Early spring is the best time to plant Vetiver! Vetiver loves the heat of summer. In 3 months it will be draught tolerant and require little or no water. We also have Lemon Grass and Moringa products. Visit our website or DATA storage site for additional information, photos and videos Email: DATA storage site: vetivereurope Contact David Mobile or whatsapp: (34) 692 288 657

Sunset Andalucia Real Estate

Sunset Andalucia Real Estate has been established for almost 19 years, founded and hosted by Maddie Hjort, alongside her colleague Michael Thorsgren. Many of you will already know Maddie who has spent the past 20 years of her life based in Torre del Mar

Maddie and Michael are two very professional real estate agents managing Sunset Andalucia Real Estate. They cover from Almuñecar to Estepona, with clientel from all around the world. Many of these are Scandinavians who tend to get in contact due to Maddie being from Denmark. If you are looking to sell your property it could end up on TV (A Place in the Sun). With Sunset Andalucia Real Estate you'll always have a great experience and a safe journey. Maddie and Michael can proudly say they survived the finance crisis and the Corona pandemic here in Spain, but always continue to fight back and come out on top demostrating they are a very trustworthy agency with lots of experience and knowledge to give.

To make an appointment see advert on page 45 for contact details

Need Help Attracting New Business? Your advert will be seen by thousands of readers throughout the Axarquia area; Adverts from as little as 65 euros per year + iva Call: 664 210 468 Email: Benajarafe - Torre del Mar - Caleta de Velez - Velez Malaga Algarrobo Costa - El Morche - Torrox Costa - Torrox Pueblo Torrox Park - Nerja - Burriana - Maro - Frigiliana Puente don Manuel - Vinuela - Colmenar - Competa - Maro Sayalonga - Canillas de Albaida - Sedella - Archez Canillas de Aceituno - Periana - Benamargosa - Trapiche Small price to pay for ADVERTISING THAT WORKS! Service, Installations & Repairs Call Jordan: +34 655 211 192
Quality Kitchens Monday - Friday 9am - 7.30pm C/Los Prados, 4 TORRE DEL MAR Tel: 952 541 895 605 932 060
Air Conditioning Refridgeration Tel: 951 552 161 Mobile: 663 728 798 cooltec air conditioning services-nerja City & Guilds qualified engineers with over 30 years experience HEATING - COOLING - SOLAR HEAT PUMPS - SALES SERVICE - MAINTENANCE Constant climates using the latest inverter technology Covering all the Axarquia region Housework and holiday changeovers. Cleaning materials included. Puente don Manuel & surrounding areas Call Valerie: 641 212 765 Broomfield Cleaning Services YOUR ADVERT HERE From just 20 euros per month +IVA* Call/Whatsapp 664 210 468 *based on a 12 month booking


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We are looking for new players - all levels welcome

DENTIST Dr Bakri *Den ta l Cosme ti cs *Impl a n t s Cro w ns & Br i dges Algarrobo Costa Torrox Costa Tel: 952 55 05 21 Tel: 952 53 20 12 Emergencies: 678 974 892 English Dental Technician English Dental Technician Call Graham for confidential advice on any denture problem on: 952 539 219 / 633 157 891 30 years experience Fully Qualified Denture Repairs Adjustments / Duplications Based in Torrox Pueblo We can visit if needed F F O O R R A A L L L L Y Y O O U U R R B B U U II L L D D II N N G G R R E E Q Q U U II R R E E M M E E N N T T S S Reforms, Terracing, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Electrical works, Plastering & Damp Proofing. Free no obligation quotes. Very competitive prices. Visit our website for more information and testimonials from previous customers. T Te e ll:: 666655 332222 113366 -- 995522 553399 442233 HOUSE ELECTRICAL ALTERATIONS, INSTALLATIONS & FAULT FINDING Contact Stuart on: +34 711 032 007 El Capítan Tennis Club, Torre del Mar Whatsapp: +41 79
Monday Wednesday Friday 09.30 - 11.30
693 21 41

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Items For Sale / Wanted

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

JOKE BOOK Oh My Good Gawld 2

Yours truly has put together the 2nd joke book containing 84 pages of solid jokes & funnies. No pictures, no spaces, just pure unadulterated laughter. 5€ Call: 664 689 138

Advertise Your Items For Sale

3 euros per listing text only

10 euros for items over 1,000 euros

GOLF CLUBS 2 sets of golf clubs in good condition with individual bag. One set is Wilson the other Ben Sayers. Call 634 329 225

NEW MEMBERS WANTED - EL CAPITAN TENNIS CLUB Torre Del Mar. Open to new members. Ring +41 79 693 21 41

8 Wooden Interior Doors with Surround & Handles 50€ per door

3x left opening with glass

1x left opening

4x right opening

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One Day Only - Molly´s Roadhouse In Coin

Kat Smith has purpose-built a £100k land rover for a trip to South Africa leaving on February 6th, primarily to raise funds for an orphanage called the Little Angels in Uganda

Kat Smith a mechanic, has been working on land rovers for 32 years, and is from New Ash Green, however also has a property in Spain.

The 55-year-old has built a land rover with a shower inside – the first of its kind –to take through the continent and will stop off to volunteer at an orphanage on the way. Kat and her friend Nicole Taylor intend to be away for six to nine months depening on the visa situation.

Kat decided whilst planning a trip to South Africa that she would go out of her way to start looking at orphanages and she found an unsponsored orphanage called the Little Angels in Uganda.

They don´t have cooking facilities, and cook on an open fire on the floor, and have seven or eight children per bunk bed, which are just slats of wood without mattresses. The children don´t have any pens or paper, and the school is just rubble with a blackboard. Kat coming from a background of fostering children and working with young offenders, this was something on a scale she had never seen before. So she made it her point to find out how bad it really was, and to put it out there and she thought she would love to volunteer with them, which she has planned to do.

She is holding a charity event at Molly’s Roadhouse in Coin on February 4th and has set up a Gofundme to raise money for the orphanage.

To see how you can sponsor this event see advert below for more information or visit

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Find last month’s Goat on page 91


Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 09.00 to 13.30

Friday by appointment only - please call

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Where’s The Moth?

Who Needs Dependence?!

We are delighted to have just reserved a most beautiful cortijo deep in the countryside in Granada province for a young couple looking to do something new. The couple purchasing are part of a growing ‘breed’ of clients. These clients have discovered, since Covid, that they can work from home – all they need is a good internet connection. But that’s ALL they need from anyone else, as this group of people don’t want to be dependent on others, they want to be SELF SUFFICIENT!

And what better place to do this than in the countryside of Andalusia?

A house that is self sustainable – solar and photovoltaic power generation, natural spring or well water, lots of land on which to grow one’s own vegetables and fruit, keep chickens and goats.. but still work from home on something else if they want … it’s paradise! All you need is to be young or fit, full of the joys of life and the outdoors, and lots of enthusiasm, and this group of people are bubbling over with all of these wonderful traits!

This particular couple were lucky to find a house that meets all of these requirements already. But of course, it is equally possible to create your own independent world in almost any country house. All you need is a little fertile land, a house that can be insulated, and your own water source. We hope to be offering more of just such properties, so if you have one that might fit this new group of house hunters, do get in touch!

We are certainly living in interesting times and Covid, for all its negativities, has made many people think again about the modern way of living. Perhaps this new trend of people, who are looking for comfort, the latest self-sufficiency technology and a new way of life, will become a definite growth trend as we move further into this new, and different century. We are planning to be ready to offer just such solutions in what is still an amazing and beautiful part of the world.

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Celebrity News

Loose talk

Actress Linda Robson has issued a stark warning to certain former members of the Loose Women panel ahead of the release of her tell-all book, In All Honesty.

The ITV star, 64, has insisted that she 'doesn't care' about hurting feelings or ruffling feathers as she's set to tell the 'truth.' Lifting the lid on the details included in the memoir, Linda shared: “A few people have annoyed or upset me, and they’d better watch out for themselves, because they’re in the book and I’m coming for them.

“But mostly I’ll be nice about everybody," she told her Loose Women co-star, Kaye Adams, on her podcast How To Be 60.

Linda's book announcement comes after rumours that she had a bitter falling-out with her lifelong friend and Birds of a Feather co-star Pauline Quirke — which she has since denied.

She went on to confirm that Pauline simply wanted out of her acting career, and that was the sole reason why she didn't join in on the TV special.

"She's had enough —it's long hours,” said Linda. “She's concentrating on her drama academies.”

Victim Vegas

Comedian Johnny Vegas has opened up about receiving his ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosis, saying ‘it answers a lot of questions’ and, upon receiving it, ‘suddenly everything made sense’. According to the NHS, the condition can make sufferers restless and have trouble concentrating.

The actor recently revealed he is in the ‘early stages’ of working through medication. The 52-year-old comedian and Benidorm actor added it was ‘always kicked around as a notion’ prior to him finding out that he has the condition.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Johnny shared that his diagnosis ‘answers a lot of questions about behavioural issues’ he has had. The comedian added: ‘It’s that sense of disorganisation and doing basic tasks… it’s how strong your filter is, I think.

‘When you don’t have a filter at all… very simple things become very time-consuming. ‘(I’ll say) “I’ll shift that cup,” and then you have 10 other ideas and you haven’t shifted that cup, and then three weeks later that cup’s still there and somebody’s like, “Why haven’t you shifted that,” and it’s become this monumental task and it’s built up.

‘I always knew I was disorganised… but I’m only just on the verge of learning about it.’ Johnny added that he has the same agent as Sue Perkins, who had ‘suggested’ he get tested for ADHD as she had also been diagnosed with the condition.

Former Great British Bake Off presenter Sue told her Twitter followers last week: ‘Once I had the diagnosis, suddenly everything made sense – to me and those who love me.’

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Footballer’s fortune

Newly released accounts reveal how much former footballer David Beckham's company made in 2021 through lucrative partnerships and new contracts raking in millions of pounds.

Both David, 47, and wife Victoria Beckham, 48, are directors for their company Beckham Brand Holdings Limited, reports The Mirror. The company, which includes the "David Beckham business and brand", "investment in the Victoria Beckham global fashion and beauty brand" and "ownership participation" in football club Inter Miami FC, made an after-tax profit of £19.1m — up from 11.6m in 2020 — with a revenue of £34.3, up from £11.4m.

Through all the couple’s separate businesses and brand deals, Brand Beckham's weekly earnings work out at roughly £653,846.

Carol’s countdown

Carol Vorderman has opened up about her non-monogamous lifestyle and revealed she has five boyfriends, whom she's aptly nicknamed her 'special friends'.

The maths whizz enjoys having an open love life and likes dating multiple partners at once. The 62-year-old has previously said she isn't looking to settle down into a marriage again, and has worked out her own dating 'system' in recent years.

Appearing on Michelle Visage's latest Rule Breakers, she discussed the 'system' she’s had in place for the past decade.

The Countdown star explained that she is in long-term relationships with several of her ‘special friends’. "One's been 11 years, one's seven years — it's a happy place,” she revealed, adding: “I'm not into one-night stands."

Carol first tied the knot at 24 to Christopher Mather, a Royal Navy officer, but the pair split 12 months later. She then wed management consultant Patrick King in 1990 at age 30, with the couple welcoming two children together before going their separate ways in 2000.

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What´s on in your area?

SEEKING CHARITIES - People helping People

Do you know of any SPANISH Charities (O.N.G) who help people and are seeking funding? The American International Club is currently seeking Spanish Organisations who are seeking assistance. If you are aware of an organisation that assists Spanish people, please send an email with contact information to

The American International Club is a social club open to all nationalities which spans the area from Almunecar to Torrox and beyond. Activities include tapas runs, monthly excursions, petanque, coffee mornings, dinners and walks. The Club raises funds for Spanish charities and each year makes a significant donation to a local organisation as a way of saying "thank you" to our host nation. Our motto is "If it isn't fun, we don't do it". To join in the fun email:

Los Romanes Royal British Legion. Los Romanes branch has two venues. We meet weekly at The Asador Restaurant Puente Don Manuel, on Mon 12.00 – 1400 hrs. And on a Wed at midday at the Bar La Vega, Torre Del Mar. Our friendly group get together not only to raise funds for and support TRBL in Spain, but also meet to be with friends and have some fun, including quizzes, bingo, monthly lunches etc. You do not have to have served in the Armed Forces to become a member. Interested?

Tel: Sue on 691 544 140 or just pop in for a chat.

Furniture shop, Torre del Mar is looking for volunteers who have a free morning or afternoon every week to help us to sell second hand furniture and attend to customers in the new store. Would you like to help us? Contact 952564910/671048304

Pippa’s Pawprints Charity Shop C/ Antonio Jimenez No. 4b, behind the Bus Station and the Notary. Cards, bric-a-brac, bags, shoes and quality clothing at knock-down prices. Now open from Tues to Sat 10.30am - 2pm. 622 574 174

AAR (Axarquia Animal Rescue) shop. Avenida Andalucia 147, Torre del Mar. Open Mon - Sat 10am - 13.30 All donations gratefully accepted

Argentine Tango classes in Torrox: Contact Mario 649 59 55 94

Scottish Country Dance Classes at El Trapiche Market, contact George 619 069 966


Every Tuesday is Tony’s Bingo Quiz at The Belvedere at 3pm in Torre del Mar. Come along for a great fun afternoon! Call 610 100 908 to reserve a table.

Every Thursday Quiz at Bar Samba 7pm.

Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market between 9.30am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164

The Nerja Players meet on 1st and 3rd Tues of the month between Oct and Apr. Perfomances are rehearsed readings. Calle Castilla Perez 1, Nerja. Look for the very large BLUE entrance door. We are between Salon de Juegos and a Supermarket. Reservations on our website.


Torrox Tornadoes Walking Football Club

Looking for players of this new team based in Torrox, for 50 and over men’s physical and mental health and to make new friends. Joining the new league on the Costa Del Sol. Join us on Facebook

“Torrox Tornadoes Walking Football Club”

New Life Church Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, you are very welcome to come and join us at our Sunday gathering. Join us for a time of Holy Spirit led worship and experience the presence of our God. Our teaching is Bible based as we honour God and obey His Word. During this time of uncertainty, God’s Word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. Our service lasts for about 1 hour and 30 mins. With Tea and Coffee afterwards. Sunday Service 11.00am

Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am

Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja, Email: FB:

Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña). Open mornings only Wed & Fri 10am - 1pm. For info Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: Feb events: Please note the Centre will be closed on Tuesday 28 February for Day of Andalucía. Our shop will be open Wed and Fri. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Donations in good conditions are always welcome.

Fri 24th Feb - Taize Prayer. At the Parish Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar. Time 20.45.

Proposed excursions full itinerary and booking information later:-

Thurs 30th March – Excursion to Loja and Dolmens of Sierra Martilla. Thurs 27th April – Oil Route in Quaryat Dillar and Granada.

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The Sentinella Competition

Competition closes 21st February

1. German Shepherd 2. Poodle 3. Yorkshire Terrier 4. Rottweiler 5. Pug 6. Shih Tzu 7. Boxer 8. Bulldog 9. Golden Retriever 10. Dachshund

...In our own random order!

Bus Stations

Torre del Mar Call: 952 559 100 Malaga Call: 952 350 061

Tourist Information

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


Nerja Ambulatorio: 952 523 131

Velez Malaga: 951 067 000

Weekly Market days (mornings only)

Mondays: Torrox Costa

Tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche

Wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa

Thursdays: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar & Frigilana

Fridays: Cala de Moral

Saturdays: Caleta de Velez, Competa & Benajarafe, Algarrobo Costa, Opp Lidl (1st & 3rd Saturday each month) Sundays: Nerja Car Boot

ITV Call: 951 707 108

Shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally)


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

Church services in English The Anglican Parish of Nerja Services at Iglesia San Miguel (St Michael's Church), every Sunday at 12 noon. There is an on-line "zoom" service on Wednesdays9.30am. Please contact Fr Nigel with an e-mail address if you would like to join us. Priest in Charge: Father Nigel Thomas. Tel: Church House951 815736, Mobile: 608 695 756, email:, website: Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sun Tel: 952 110 416 website:

Velez-Malaga - Capilla De San Jose, Calle Linares 7, Velez-Malaga. Sun 10.30. Tel 608 063 873

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.

St Barnanabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284

Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740.

Torre del Mar: International Church Málaga/ Cornerstone International Church. Meets Sun @ 11:30am & Wed @ 6:30 pm for Bible Study. Calle Solera 2, Bajos,Torre del Mar

Evangelical Church - El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship 11am - Bible Study Wed 2-4pm. AA - Wed 7pm. Charity shop/books open Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm. We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobilaria, Cruce de Periana

Puente don Manuel. 952 117 145 or 952 518 185

Bank Hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am.

Taxis Torre: 653 917 004, Nerja: 952 520 537

Velez Malaga: 653 917 004, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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 Airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 Granada 958 245 200 Railway Stations Malaga: 952 360 202 Granada: 958 271 272 Water Supplies Velez Malaga: 952 506 450 Nerja: 952 520 154 Malaga: 952 135 013 Consulates UK 902 109 256 or 913 342 194 Ireland 952 475 108 Germany 952 363 591 Sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197 Chemists
Local Police : 091 Guardia : 062 Electricity : 952 540 662 Ambulance : 061 Water : 952 540 662 Fire : 080 To advertise call 664 210 468 or email 84 Information

What’s On

‘The 'Big Cats' We are a group of Jaguar enthusiasts living in Andalucia. We have a meeting each month for a meal and a good old chat about our cars. Contact Philip Wray on 669 434 457

Join El Valle! El Valle is one of Axarquia’s most successful and longest running social clubs based in Lake Vinuela area. We meet on the first Mon of each month (not Aug) at Punto de Encuentro Asador, Puente don Manuel) At our monthly meetings you can find out about our wide range of activities that range from the cultural and gastronomic to quizzes, games and films. We also organise days out and short trips away. Find us on Facebookat Asociacion El Valle.

The Nerja Philosophical Group For info please call Tom Bryson on 699 170 931

Trumps Bridge We are a very friendly international Bridge Club playing Duplicate twice weekly on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 2.45pm. We now play in our new premises at El Zoco, Calle Neptuno, Nerja. We will be starting a beginners' course in the near future and run a Mentor scheme for those wishing to improve their game. Should you require a partner, or wish further information on our Club, visit

The Nerja History Group for anyone interested in Spanish History. We have Lectures and trips each month. Meetings are held at the Nerja Museum, above the underground car park, starting at 11.00am and finish approx. 12.30pm. Please email:

Phoenix Club We now meet every Tues between 12 and 2pm at Bar La Vega, Avenida Andalucia and is sandwiched between the small Mercadona Supermarket and the Repsol Garage on the way out of Torre towards Malaga. Call Gail 951 067 723

Short Mat Bowls is now operating in the hotel Jimesol, C/ Chaparil, Nerja on Mon and Thurs afternoons from 1.45pm to 4.15pm. New members welcome. Contact Marian on 952 523 754 or Malcolm on 952 520 579 for more details.

Golf: TOGS (Torrox Golf Society) If you would like a friendly but competitive game of golf each Sunday morning at Anoreta, then why not join

TOGS, possibly the friendliest Society on the Costa. Email: or call Captain: Bob Bennett on 691 571 570

Multi-National Choir has moved! We have relocated to Vélez-Málaga - easier access to people in local communities who want to come and sing with us. Rehearsals Thur, 17:30 – 20:00 in the Casa Hermandad de la Cofradía de los Estudiantes, Plaza de los Sastres, 1, CP 29700 Vélez-Málaga, near San Juan Church and the Language School. Parking nearby at the San Francisco market (1 euro). For info please contact 657 951 755 (English) or 689 111 352 /

RBL Benajarafe Branch meet every Fri from 11.30 at the Restaurante Mediterraneo situated on the coast road in Benajarafe. We enjoy bingo, quizzes, various entertainment & monthly outings. We have an excellent weekly lunch & welcome new/existing RBL members. Tel: 653 108 415

Colmenar Social Club is a group whose aim is to promote friendship and assistance to all our members. We meet every Wed from 12.00pm at Arco Del Sol Hotel, Colmenar on A356 KM9. A great venue to enjoy a variety of activities such as wine tasting, talks, cooking demonstrations, monthly lunches, car sharing days out, theatre visits. Tel: Marjorie 608 409 864

RBL - Nerja meets several times a month enjoying lunches in Maro & La Herradura along with a monthly quiz on Torrox Costa. We host many specialised events throughout the year. Everyone is welcome. Booking is essential call: Kim on 711 077 576 or email For info visit us on FB page Royal British Legion Nerja or contact our Chairman Eddie on 711 052 499

RBL Riogordo Branch meet the last Thursday of every month from 12.30 at Bar Eusebio's, Paseo de Andalucía, Riogordo 29180. Come along and meet a friendly group of people, and enjoy Bingo, quizzes, raffles. Also outings with one of neighbouring branches. Lunches are available. You do not have to be ex services to be a member. Please tel 633 125 681 or email

Chess Club: For details call 658 503 604

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Jokes ha ha

The husband leans over and asks his wife, 'Do you remember the first time we had sex together over fifty years ago? We went behind the village Tavern where you leaned against the back fence and I made love to you.'

‘Yes’, she says, 'I remember it well.'

‘OK,' he says, 'How about taking a stroll around there again and we can do it for old time's sake?'

‘Oh Jim, you old devil, that sounds like a crazy, but good idea!'

A police officer sitting in the next booth heard their conversation and, having a chuckle to himself, he thinks to himself, I've got to see these two old-timers having sex against a fence. I'll just keep an eye on them so there's no trouble. So he follows them.

The elderly couple walk haltingly along, leaning on each other for support aided by walking sticks. Finally, they get to the back of the Tavern and make their way to the fence.

The old lady lifts her skirt and the old man drops his trousers. As she leans against the fence, the old man moves in.. Then suddenly they erupt into the most furious sex that the policeman has ever seen. This goes on for about ten minutes while both are making loud noises and moaning and screaming. Finally, they both collapse, panting on the ground.

The policeman is amazed. He thinks he has learned something about life and old age that he didn't know..

After about half an hour of lying on the ground recovering, the old couple struggle to their feet and put their clothes back on.. The policeman, is still watching and thinks to himself, this is truly amazing, I've got to ask them what their secret is.

So, as the couple passes, he says to them, 'Excuse me, but that was something else. You must've had a fantastic sex life together. Is there some sort of secret to this?'

Shaking, the old man is barely able to reply, 'Fifty years ago that wasn't an electric fence.'

A hippie gets on a bus and spies a pretty young nun. He sits down next to her, and asks her: "Can we have sex?"

"No," she replies, "I'm married to God." She stands up, and gets off at the next stop. The bus driver, who overheard, turns to the hippie and says: "I can tell you how to get to have sex with her!"

"Yeah?", says the hippie.

"Yeah!", says the bus driver. "She goes to the cemetery every Tuesday night at midnight to pray, so all you have to do is dress up in a robe with a hood, put some of that luminous powder stuff in your beard, and pop up in the cemetery claiming to be God."

The hippie decides to give it a try, and arrives in the cemetery dressed as suggested on the next Tuesday night.

"I am God," he declares to the nun, keeping the hood low about his face. "Have sex with me."

The nun agrees without question, but begs him to restrict himself to anal sex, as she is desperate not to lose her virginity.

'God' agrees, and promptly has his wicked way with her. As he finishes, he jumps up and throws back his hood with a flourish.

"Ha-ha," he cries. "I'm the hippie!"

"Ha-ha," cries the nun. "I'm the bus driver!

Paddy's in the bathroom and Murphy shouts to him. "Did you find the shampoo?"

Paddy says, "Yes but it's for dry hair and I've just wet mine."

How do you turn a fox into an elephant? Marry It!

How do you make 5 pounds of fat look good? Put a nipple on it.

What is the difference between a battery and a woman?

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A few minutes before the church services started, the congregation were sitting in their pews and talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate. Soon the church was empty except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew without moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate enemy was in his presence..

So Satan walked up to the man and said, 'Do you know who I am?'

The man replied, 'Yep, sure do.'

'Aren't you afraid of me?' Satan asked.

'Nope, sure ain't.' said the man.

'Don't you realise I can kill you with one word?' asked Satan.

'Don't doubt it for a minute,' replied the old man, in an even tone.

'Did you know that I can cause you profound, horrifying AGONY for all eternity?' persisted Satan.

'Yep,' was the calm reply.

'And you are still not afraid?' asked Satan.

'Nope,' said the old man

More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, 'Why aren't you afraid of me?'

The man calmly replied, 'Been married to your sister for 48 years.

A hillbilly farmer who wanted to get a divorce paid a visit to a lawyer. The lawyer said, 'How can I help you?'

The farmer said, 'I want to get one of them dayvorces.'

The lawyer said, 'Do you have any grounds?'

The farmer said, 'Yes, I got 40 acres'

The lawyer said, 'No, no, you don't understand, Do you have a suit?

The farmer said, 'Yes, I got a suit, I wears it to church on Sundays.'

The lawyer said, 'No, no, I mean, do you have a case?'

The farmer said, 'No, I ain't got a case, but I

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got a John Deere.’

The lawyer said, 'No, I mean, do you have a grudge?'

The farmer said, 'Yes, I got a grudge, that's where I parks the John Deere.'

The lawyer said, 'Does your wife beat you up or something?'

The farmer said, 'No, we both get up at 4:30.' By now the lawyer is getting frustrated but tries one last question. The lawyer said, 'Is your wife a nagger?'

The farmer said, 'No, she's a little white gal, but our last child was a nagger and that's why I wants a dayvorce.'

What’s the difference between an illegal Mexican and ET?

ET looked better, smelled better, learned English, didn’t claim benefits, had his own bike, and wanted to go home!

Charlie was installing a new door and found that one of the hinges was missing. He asked his wife Mary if she would go to B&Q and pick up a hinge.

Mary agreed to go. While she was waiting for the nice young man to finish serving a customer, her eye caught a beautiful bathroom vanity tap set... When the man was finished, Mary asked him, "How much is that vanity set?”

The young assistant manager replied, "That's a gold plated set and the price is £500.”

Mary exclaimed, "My goodness, that is very expensive. It's certainly out of my price bracket."

She then proceeded to describe the hinge that Charlie had sent her to buy. The manager said that he had them in stock and went into the storeroom to get one.

From the storeroom the manager yelled. "Lady, do you wanna screw for the hinge?"

Mary paused for a moment and then shouted back, "No, but I will for the vanity set."
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Puzzle Pages

Get Quizical

1. In which years did the Spanish Civil War take place?

2. Where in Belfast would you see reference to the International Brigades?

3. Where did the battle of Barossa take place?

4. Which American journalist covered the Spanish Civil War and wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls?”

5. Which village in Spain has contacts with Robert the Bruce?

6. Which famous painting by a Spanish artist depicts the bombing of a northern city in Spain on 26 April 1937?

7. Name one connection Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland has with Spain?

8. Name one Spanish Galleon which sank off the North Antrim coast?

Hey Diddle Riddle

1. What has to be broken before you can use it?

2. What question can you never answer yes to?

3. A man dies of old age on his 25 birthday. How is this possible?

4. If a zookeeper had 100 pairs of animals in her zoo, and two pairs of babies are born for each one of the original animals, then (sadly) 23 animals don’t survive, how many animals do you have left in total?

5. A tree doubled in height each year until it reached its maximum height over the course of ten years. How many years did it take for the tree to reach half its maximum height?

6. Four cars come to a four-way stop, each coming from a different direction. They can’t decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time. All 4 cars go, but none crash into each other. How is this possible?

Answers on page 91

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7 In, or of, the previous month (6)

8 Lumina (anag) (6)

9 Daughter of Zeus, goddess of youth (4)

10 Site in Bavaria of an annual festival of Wagner operas (8)

11 Fungoid delicacy of France’s Perigord region (7)

13 Scratch left by a glacier on rocks, or a streak or ridge in muscle tissue (5)

15 Model: epitome (5)

16 Greek goddess of fertility, equivalent to the Roman Ceres (7)

18 Section of the Requiem Mass (4,4)

19 ....Lendl, former world No 1 tennis player (4)

21 Book-keeping record... (6)

22 ...and one of its two major concerns (6)


1 Of the lily family, plant used in balms and as a food additive (4)

2 Barmitzvah, for example (4,2,7)

3 Lottery (7)

4 Whorl of sepals, a plant’s natural cover (5)

5 Spoil an opportunity (for someone) (5,3,5)

6 Batting: not working (2,6)

12 Tributary of the Mississippi in Texas and Louisiana (3,5)

14 Unbeatable foe: ruin (7)

17 Cornwall’s county town; also a town on Cape Cod (5)

20 Highest point; culmination (4)

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ARIES: March 21-April 20

Until the latter half of the second week of February, you are chomping at the bit with impatience to get on with plans. Your morale is high as the complicated becomes simple and more people are receptive to your ideas

TAURUS: April 21-May 21

Standing at the beginning of a new life cycle, prepare for it carefully giving yourself every opportunity to start positively. There will be additional professional responsibilities which some may decline in favour of freedom

GEMINI: May 22-June 21

February is your time to shine and influence those around you. Be assertive, push back previous limitations, expand your horizons and your ambitions will be realised. Be patient, a project is taking shape and will be completed by May

CANCER: June 22-July 22

Your social, professional and romantic aspirations are given opportunities for change. Don't waste them with counterproductive messages to others. Push yourself rather than forcing your way through

LEO: July 23-August 23

Without raising your voice, rely on dialogue to make yourself understood and be attentive to those around you who are encouraging your growth. Whilst working on personal projects, try also to help others where needed

VIRGO: August 24-September 22

Time to listen and stay tuned, communicate, team up, roll up your sleeves and participate. Use your expertise to smooth transformations on personal, social or professional levels. Spend time with those you love

LIBRA: September 23 - October 22

Your power of seduction can seduce or rekindle a flame but be sure that’s what you really want. You are drawn to work in a project benefitting the community, which also helps to take your thoughts outside of yourself

SCORPIO: October 23 - November 21

During February you can enjoy a benevolent atmosphere, both with the family and in professional activity. Take advantage of this to recharge your batteries physically and mentally whilst spreading good vibes all around

SAGITTARIUS: November 22December 21

Daily conditions are improving but you must communicate well to create harmony rather than controversy. Your charm works wonders with your family if you use it to rally support rather than impose your priorities

CAPRICORN: December 22 - January 20

A good time to take a short holiday, or weekend away, with loved ones. If funds are needed to finance a project, the chances are a bank loan will be approved. Your priority for investment is to improve your environment while others want to start or expand a family

AQUARIUS: January 21 - February 19

You are approaching a cycle of expansion, tapping into new potential. Do it right and you can free yourself from burdensome responsibilities. Personal development is favoured whilst your radiance attracts others wishing to share good moments with you

PISCES: February 20 - March 20

A month in which Pisces can live desires to the fullest. Your focus is on thinking of yourself rather than others this month – treat yourself to the course you’ve been wanting to study, a shopping spree or time at a spa

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The Top Ten Almond Producing Countries in the World...

1. United States 2M tons per annum

2. Spain 202.3K tons per annum

3. Iran 147.9K tons per annum

4. Morocco 112.7K tons per annum

5. Syria 88.8K tons per annum

6. Turkey 85K tons per annum

7. Italy 74.6K tons per annum

8. Australia 72.9K tons per annum

9. Algeria 66.1K tons per annum

10. Tunisia 61K tons per annum

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2, 1,


The Top Ten Olive Producing Countries in the World...

1. Spain 5,965,080 tons per annum

2. Italy 2,194,110 tons per annum

3. Morocco 1,912,238 tons per annum

4. Turkey 1,525,000 tons per annum

5. Greece 1,228,030 tons per annum

6. Egypt 1,080,191 tons per annum

7. Portugal 997,040 tons per annum

8. Tunisia 878,877 tons per annum

9. Algeria 868.754 tons per annum

10. Syria 844,316 tons per annum

Quiz Answers:

1. 1936-1939

2. Belfast City Hall

3. Chiclana de la Frontera

4. Ernest Hemingway

5. Teba

6. Guernica

7. Richard Kane / Menorca Place / St. Nicholas Church

8. Girona

Riddle Answers:

1. An egg

2. Are you asleep yet?

3. He was born on February 29th

4. 977 animals (100 x 2 = 200; 200 + 800 = 1000; 1000 – 23 = 977)

5. Nine years

6. They all made right-hand turns

Self Examination Test Answers:

1. Random, 2. Fork, 3. Pants, 4. Pulse, 5. Six, 6. Boots. You got all 6 wrong....didn't you?

You do NOT have Alzheimer's

Last Month’s Crossword Answers

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lAxarquia Properties S.L. Over 20 years the leading international estate agency in the Axarquia. Sell your property with us!

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

lAndalucia Real Estate (Belgian management)- sales and renovations since 2005 –Axarquia area – Dutch/Belgian/English market. Av. De Los Cipreses 16, Frigiliana. 0034-952 53 44 81 or 0034-666 82 17 96 Advice on the entire buying-selling process including property management and reforms. Avda. Andalucia 125, Caleta de Velez. Call: 952 72 08 32 or whatsapp 634 35 70 26 Email:

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lImmotions Real Estate, selling to Belgian, Dutch, English, Spanish & Scandinavian clients. We offer; one go-to person, renovation guidance, after-sales service and much more! Call +34/654 899 531 or +34/656 823 048



lBluCee Real Estate / InmobiliariaPersonal service by dedicated team covering Málaga to Nerja, and Axarquia. We are listing specialists. Spanish, Dutch, Swiss, German, Belgium, British, Scandinavian and American clients. Website: Email: Tel/WhatsApp: 0034 711 042 727

lUnspoilt Andalusia, Established 2002, selling country and village properties. Our aim has always been to make any sales or purchase experience easy, helping our clients along after completion! Offices just off the main A356 road in Trapiche village.


Tel/WhatsApp: +34 606010580

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

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Established since 2005, covering from Almuñecar to Estepona. Calle del Mar 27, 4E, Torre del Mar. Call/Whatsapp: 670 955 108


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




lSpanish Management Vinuela (next to the Farmacia) Sales, Rentals, Management, Holidays. Professional advice with 17 years experience in Spain.

Tel 666 135 516 / 618 940 829




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lLa Esperanza Funeral Parlour. Funeral Directors with their own funeral parlours and crematorium with more than 50 years experience in the Malaga province. Telephone 952 50 15 81, 24 hours a day 365 days a year (in case of death/emergencies)


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Nerja C/ Almirante Carranza 15 Tel: 663 083 503

Mon-Sat 10.00 – 13.30


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lAxarquia Gardening - Garden and pool maintenance and all the jobs that are related to gardening. Contact us on: 644 930 221 FB - axarquiagardening



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lDe Tropen - Specialist in garden furniture, 13.000m2, all models in stock. Location: Autovía del Mediterraneo A-7 (Exit 953), 29700 Velez Malaga, Entrance behind Repsol gas station.

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lThe Studio Izzi & Capelli Paseo Maritimo de Poniente 17, Torre del Mar, (Close to the Lighthouse & Tennis courts) Call: 952 965 646 or 608 782 348

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Tel/Whatsapp: 711 021 479

lLinea Directa, Car insurance starts from 194€. Best prices and best cover. Car, motorcycle, home and vehicle fleet insurance. Call: 952 147 834

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lCS Abogados, Spanish solicitors, specialists in property law. English Spoken. Torrox Costa, 952 697 004 Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (in front of Mercadona). Torre del Mar, 951 832 130 Calle Rioja, 69, Edificio Salares, local A. (Near the Bus Station). Free initial consultation, Email: /

l De Cotta Law Spanish Abogados & English Lawyers. Consultations and advice on all legal matters, including Visas and Wills. Conveyancing specialists. Call us on 952 527 014 or email

lMálaga Legal, Professional, friendly experts offering all types of legal advice, incl. family law, conveyancing, immigration, contracts, tax, Wills residency, etc.. all in English or Spanish. C/ Puerta del Mar 3, Local 17, Torre del Mar (directly opp. the Police Station) Tel: 659 752 538 /

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lMan & Van Transport, Clearances, 15€ p/hour and 0.25c per KM. Extra man 10€ p/hour. Call Jan 643 623 681


lMetalwork made to measure - Gates, Doors, Rejas. M.O.T. welding and on-site repairs. All areas. Also building work. All work guaranteed. Andy: 676 719 066 Email:


lEnglish Mobile Hair & Beauty by Verity Alexandra. Fully qualified, with 15 years experience. All treatments in the comfort of your own home. Tel +34 680 740 545. Email: Facebook: chiquehairandbeautynerja

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


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


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

lÓpticas Perea Optometry, contactology, vision therapy and audiology. Visual acuity and visual performance diagnosis with 3D/IA test. Hearing tests and IA technology. C/ Santa Margarita, 15, Torre del Mar, Tel. 951 241 410


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lTony Roam Transport & Removals. 17 Years to & from Spain / UK / Spain. Up to 4 weeks free storage UK and Spain. Es 636 393 542 / UK 09793 362 003 WhatsApp either number. Email Website for further information & prices.

lAlcala Transport, Fully Legal, Spanish registered Transport/Removals Company with dedicated pet transport van. Operating locally for over 12 years. We run two vans twice per month to & from the UK/Europe. Colin for a no obligation quote on 0034 608 085 700 or 0044 7936886822



lTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar) Avenida Andalucia, Bloque Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, Calle Timon, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 798 or 665 675 053

lTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 / 667 934 731

lIndian Palace Barriada Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel Tel: 952 510 963 Mob: 616 942 212 Email:


lTotal Satellite Installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. Email:


l24 Hour Taxi - English speaking. Call Javi on 653 917 004


lEmotional Therapist Olga Hoyal. Highly effective therapy to treat fears, unwanted cravings, stress, low self-esteem, anxiety etc... Powerful techniques such as Psych-k, Havening, Hypnosis plus more. Online and face to face. Tel: 609 473 076 / / Almayate area


lWhy replace when you can renovate? Revamp tired looking kitchens, fridge and freezer doors, bathrooms, wall panels, wardrobes etc.. No painting involved... just vinyl. Call Ian: 644 546 176


lNerja Pools, Specialists in steps and ledge construction, acid cleaning and re-grouting. Compete pool reforms. All areas covered. Call: 711 022 774 for a free quote


lWebsite design and online marketing services to suit all your needs and budgets. Free Consultation, 20 years of experience. 624


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