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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 89

www.axarquia.thesentinella.com

January 12

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Tel: 952 96 79 23 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 52 83 95 Nerja See page 89

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Rent a Home Spain Buy a Home Spain Mezquitilla

For Rent Ref: R2 - 170 Lovely apartment (65m²) on 2nd floor, close to the beach and all local amenities, comprising a spacious L-shaped lounge/dining room leading to a dining balcony, a modern kitchen, 2 double For Rent 400€ per month beds and a family bathroom

Valle Niza

For Rent Ref: R2 - 173 2 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse (70m² built, 172m² terrace), great sea & mountain views, 500m to beach. F/f accommodation comprises large L-shaped lounge/diner, modern kitchen, 2 double beds, 2 baths, driveway, terraces, communal pool, tennis, gardens & children’s For Rent 400€ per month play area Mezquitilla For Sale or For Rent Ref: S3 - 176 & R3 - 198 Excellent end townhouse with fantastic sea views, furnished to a high standard, cable TV, new f/f kitchen, 3 spacious double beds (one en-suite), courtyard, spacious lounge, incredible sea views, 2 terraces, large roof terrace, totally private, BBQ/outdoor For Sale 225,000€ kitchen & awnings For Rent 650€ per month Puente don Manuel

For Sale 199,000€

For Sale Ref: S3 - 079 Beautiful 3 Bed 2 Bath Villa (140m² built, 400m² plot) on a quiet urbanization near all amenities. Accommodation, which is immaculate inside and outside, comprises lovely lounge/diner, f/f kitchen, 3 double beds, 2 baths, large garage, gardens, sunny & covered terraces & south-facing pool

Torre del Mar

For Rent Ref: R2 - 184 Fantastic modern 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment (70m² built, 50m² terrace), easy access to golf, beach & all amenities. It has A/C, underground parking, communal pool and gardens. The living room, kitchen and master bedroom open to 50m² terrace/garden with sea For Rent 550€ per month & mountain views Algarrobo

For Rent R1 - 081 Lovely 1st floor Apartment (60m²) comprising a double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, bathroom, f/f independent kitchen, lounge/diner (with sofa bed), terrace with mountain views, parking, storage, communal pool, tennis & well kept For Rent 400€ per month gardens Mezquitilla

For Sale 595,000€

For Sale Ref: S7 - 006 Majestic property (463m² built 2,522m² plot), idyllic location, close to beach. Extensive accommodation comprises amazing lounge, kitchen & diner, 6 en-suite beds, utility, independent 1 bed apartment, large garage, mature gardens, various terraces, lovely pool & BBQ. Ideal family home, also great holiday rental record

Triana

For Sale Ref: S3 - 151 Superbly renovated 3 Bed Village House (100m² built, 225m² plot) offering wonderful accommodation, comprising lounge with log fire, f/f spacious kitchen, dining room, 3 double beds and 2 baths, 3 terraces totalling 175 m² with awnings For Sale 198,000€ & splash pool

www.rentahomespain.com / www.buyahomespain.com email: info@rentahomespain.com We have Do you have a Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, serious investors with quality property money ready to buy Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar to sell? NOW! Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414 (You’ll find us located on the main road opposite the Torre del Mar bus station)


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Happy New Year everyone! Don't you just LOVE the close of each year and the beginning of a brand sparkly new one? Those days between Christmas and December 31st are perfect for us to reflect on the past year. What we did, what we didn’t do that we’d liked to have done, what we did well, what we could have done better…and the list goes on. On the whole I think my 2011 went pretty well. I went on an amazing camping trip in Idaho which took me way outside my comfort zone, my editing, publishing and ghostwriting business accelerated to the point where I now have to turn clients down due to the workload, and I made excellent progress on a massive self help book launching in May 2012 with chapters by 22 luminaries. After the reflection process I then spend all day on December 31st and January 1st looking at what I’d like to achieve in the coming year. I write down all my goals, however big or small, plus what I might need to do in order to reach them. To support my efforts I make a ‘Vision Board’ by chopping images from magazines which illustrate my goals and sticking them on a large piece of card, positioned somewhere I see frequently everyday. This acts as a point of focus and whatever we give our energy to is what shows up in our reality. I have great fun making my annual vision board, especially the part which involves taking down the old one and realising that everything happened as I wanted it to.

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

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

The year to come – 2012 – is an especially exciting one. The Mayans recognise it as a new beginning – the end of one cycle and the start of another. That doesn’t mean the end of the world, but it does mean the end of the world as we know it. So let’s embrace the change and embrace each other throughout 2012 and beyond.

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From The Ed (cont)

Strange News

Thank you all for continuing to read and support The Sentinella. Each and every one of you is appreciated and loved.

Prize poo A Taiwanese city is trying to clean up its streets - by offering lottery tickets to people who clear up dog poo.

Now get focused on your dreams and goals for the coming year and watch the miracles unfold (but only when you've finished reading the little mag that fits in your bag!).

More than 4,000 people have collected 14,500 bags of excrement since the scheme was launched in New Taipei City.

Keidi Keating

For each bag they turned in, they were given a lottery ticket. A woman in her 50s won the top prize - a gold ingot worth 1,600€.

Editor (of the original little mag)!

Wishing Everyone A Magical And Prosperous 2012 New Year 2012

The scheme, which began in August and was due to end in October, has been so successful it has been extended, and has been credited with halving the amount of dog mess in the city. Smaller gold ingots, worth several hundred dollars, were given to four other prizewinners. A total of 85 people won prizes, including household appliances. High flier A Norwegian man who 'flies' down mountains at speeds of more than 150mph claims he is the world's fastest human being. Espen Fadnes wears a wingsuit which he opens out to direct his flight after leaping from the top of almost sheer cliffs.

Fruit & Veg Chart..............................Page 24 Facebook.........................................Page 44 Fashion First.....................................Page 46 amazing insects...............................Page 54 Useless Facts..................................Page 64 recipe..............................................Page 66 Share’oscope....................................Page 73 Funny Pics........................................Page 77 Paparazzi............................................Page 80 Film review.....................................Page 82 what’s New.......................................Page 83 what’s On.........................................Page 100 information.....................................Page 102 Jokes Page.....................................Page 104 Puzzle Page....................................Page 106 Star Signs.......................................Page 108 The Trader.......................................Page 110

Video footage filmed via a headcam - entitled Sense of Flying - has been posted on YouTube and notched up more than 300,000 hits. It shows him jumping from the top of a mountain in Stryn, rocketing through a gorge as he descends 1,240 metres towards a fjord. His wingsuit features extra fabric under his arms and between his legs to provide extra lift. But one user commented: "That's not flying that's falling with style!"


Rashid, his family and staff would like to wish everyone a very happy & prosperous New Year!!

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

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The Word Up This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v]. It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election (if there is a tie, it is a toss UP) and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car. At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special. And this UP is confusing: A drain must be

opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with (UP to) a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now... my time is UP! Oh... one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night? U P! NOW I WILL SHUT UP! 

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

Marina is our head technician. She holds numerous diplomas for chemical straightening, advanced colouring, retail cutting & perming, all obtained in Mayfair, London at the Goldwell Academy. Danni is a Toni & Guy Style Director and has managed their salons in Dubai and Amsterdam. Both hold NVQ level 3 Advanced Hairdressing qualification Tony a traditional barber with 50 years experience, who is here every Monday between 10am & 2pm - No appointment necessary. Please telephone or pop in for a FREE CONSULTATION

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Pedicures w Manicures w Collagen Facials w Hopi Ear Candles w Acrylic & Gel Nail Extensions w Teeth Whitening w Eyelash Perming w Aromatherapy Massage w Semi Permanent Makeup w Reiki w Waxing w Self Tan Treatment w Reflexology and Lots More!! January Special Offer - FEELING CHILLY? - Why not treat yourself to a Hot Stone massage or a Holistic Back massage with Heat Pads - 30€

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

Qualified Sports & Remedial Therapist. (BSC Hons; RSA) Specialising in soft tissue massage and manipulation inc. treatments for sciatica, back problems, tension headaches, muscle injuries as well as relaxing & lymphatic massage.

Shiatsu Massage

For the relief of stiff joints, stress, neck & shoulder discomfort Now available here on Saturdays only.

Thermal Imaging for Breast & Body

Body Screening for early detection and Nutritional advice with Janet Van Dam. Non Invasive, Pain Free, Radiation Free & Reliable. Here every Monday by appointment only.

Acrylic and Gel Nail Extensions

Check out our fabulous designs on the hair & beauty facebook page Acrylic colours and Nail Art also available Nail Extensions - Full set 35â‚Ź - ongoing offer Chiropodist by appointment only

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TAJ MAHAL - VENTA BAJA Ali, his family & staff would like to thank you for your custom over the last year and wish you all A Happy New Year!!

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Monday - Thursday Day & Night (except Monday lunch) Poppadam & Pickles Selection of starters: vegetable samosa or pakora or onion bhaji or Prawn puri or Chicken tikka Main course: chicken, lamb, prawn or vegatable: Korma, Madras, Vindaloo, Balti, Jalfrezy, Rogan Josh, Tikka Masala, Karahi, Biriyani or Chicken or Lamb Tikka Accompaniments: Plain or Pilau rice. Plain, Garlic, Cheese or Onion Nan Bread or Chapati FrEE Pappadam with Mango Chutney & Pickle Tray with all meals

Menu del Dia Mon-Fri 12pm - 4pm 3 courses €5.95 with veg. curry €6.95 with meat/prawn curry

Takeaways available Free Pappadam & pickle with takeaways

Opening hours 12pm - 4pm and 6pm - 12am every day (closed Monday lunch) Puente don Manuel (Chiringuito antonio) Tel: 952 510 886 Mob: 667 934 731

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De Cotta

Cabbage Patch

Sponsored Charity Walk Sunday 15th January

It’s now a new year and we’re looking forward to feasting on lots of new vegetables which have been growing on our veggie patch since September.

De Cotta Law, the firm of Spanish Abogados and English Solicitors dedicated to the international community in Nerja, is sponsoring a Charity Sponsored Walk this month. The Walk will be on Sunday 15th January, and will be in aid of Cudeca Foundation, the Cancer Hospice on the Costa del Sol, and also the St Michael’s Anglican Church Roof Fund (Iglesia de San Miguel) in Plaza Andalucía here in Nerja. To register your interest and to take part, please contact Naomi at De Cotta Law’s new offices at number 11, Calle Diputación, a few minutes from the Balcon. NEW ADDRESS - De Cotta Law Nerja has new ground floor offices at Calle Diputación 11, 29780 Nerja opposite their old offices. Tel.: +34 952 527 014 Fax: +34 952 523 428 nerjaenquiries@decottalaw.net

We’ve already had the pleasure of eating our first lot of red tomatoes, and the beetroots are doing well, although they’re not as big as last year when I could barely fit them in the saucepan! The celery, carrots and onions are also doing well but the peas have yet to yield! We’re very glad we put plastic down first this year as that’s really helped to keep the weeds at bay. They still pop up sometimes but there are far fewer and they’re easier to pull up too. More veggie news in Feb… Over and ‘sprout!’ If you would like a new venture in 2012 and want to grow your own veggies then give Jose a call today on 639 120 707. Plots available in Mezquitilla.

Unusual Building Advert We felt compelled to place this advert as a recommendation following a series of building/reformation works carried out for us to an exceptional standard and quality, and such competitive prices, by two highly skilled, honest Spanish workmen, who are able to carry out total refurbishments down to simple tiling, with fixed prices and full guarantees. For any further information in English or German call Terry and Uta on:

685 372 609


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CArPEnTEr 35 YEArs EXPEriEnCE All types of woodwork considered from bespoke windows to fitted wardrobes doors to staircases City & Guilds 10 years in Spain For more information and a no obligatory quote call Martin:

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Anda Networks Anda Networks - Wireless Internet Infrastructure has been operational in the Costa del Sol for more than five years. Anda Networks acquired the Wireless Network in May 2009. Our objective over the last few years has been to achieve a stable infrastructure, whilst offering clients value for money. Anda Networks has a large coverage area within the Costa del Sol. This coverage has been achieved by utilising large mast locations (usually on large mountain areas) throughout the current coverage area, this currently extends from Nerja/Maro (east) to Sotogrande (west). The company is continuing to extend its coverage throughout the Costa del Sol and Andalucia, the expansion plans are very positive over the the next five years for those clients who currently cannot receive the company’s services. This new coverage will be achieved without compromise to existing services or clients. “We have made some very positive changes to our backbone services over the last six weeks, therefore enabling us to offer a greater variety of products and services in the future with regard to the internet and telephony services we provide,” says the company. “Whilst making these changes, we moved our entire network operation centre to a new data centre in Malaga. Unfortunately, this meant that our clients were without services for 21 hours, but services were restored in a very short timescale, considering the amount of work that was involved and achieved.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their continued support over the years, and wish them a very happy and prosperous New Year!”


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Benefits Of Being Old Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70 and on to 80!

sion plans.

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

3. No one expects you to run anywhere.

13. You sing along with elevator music.

4. People call at 9pm and ask, "did I wake you?"

14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

16. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

7. Things you buy now won't wear out. 8. You can eat supper at 4pm. 9. You can live without sex but not your glasses. 10. You get into heated arguments about pen-

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size. And never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night .


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Boat For Sale Wow!! Now I could live on this.... Want to buy a boat? Think about this "island yacht", and make sure I should be invited to its inaugural sailing... Yes you read it right, a whole amazing island built right on a beautiful yacht. Created by UKbased yacht design company Yacht Island Designs, bringing a whole island onto a yacht. The design as you can see is inspired by tropical islands, with huts, a pool and to top of that, a whole volcano that is sure not to erupt. Since

this is a yacht, it comes packed with special VIP rooms, arcades, gym, lounges, spas and even a helipad. The volcano adds a lot of beauty to the whole look of the yacht, it also happens to have water flowing out of it onto the pool creating this amazing river complementing the whole tropical look. The back of the yacht has a retractable beach deck where structures float on the sea making the sea accessible to swim in and of course grant access to various water activities such as wake boarding and jet-skis. The whole concept is pure genius and the result looks even better.

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Vanessa´s Traditional Sunday Roast to share

Last sitting 5pm Chicken, Pork or Beef served with traditional trimmings Now Roast Lamb added to the menu! Always very popular so book early! 3 courses from 20€ per couple

The Lemon Tree “El Limonero” Lounge Bar site b e w new eerio.es r u o r k at lemont o o L .the w w w

Wednesday 25th January - Bookings now being taken for our “Burns Night”. A good night out so get in quick!! Great Fun, Great Food And Good Scottish Whiskey! Saturday 11th February - Treat that someone special at The Lemon Tree for a Valentine’s Supper and Flamenco Show so book now!! Saturday 17th March - St. Patricks Day - Come and celebrate with us Don’t forget to book for Mothering Sunday on the 18th March Winter opening hours Closed - Mon, Tues & Wed Thurs & Fri from 6pm Saturday & Sunday from 1pm Private functions catered for

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The Fruit & Veg Chart This awesome chart can be used by everyone. Here’s the second part for you - G - Z


a real case “This email to confirm receipt of incurance settlement in my bank account today. Many thanks for the professional and efficient way you have delt with this claim. Regards.�


TORROX Daniel has returned to the barbershop working 4pm till 8pm Mon-Fri Heath will be working 10am till 2.30pm Mon-Sat No appointments required for either stylist.

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a t s o C ToSererpoagxes 28 - 40

t it he abou ad all

ta - r e x Cos Torro The Torrox area lays claim to have "the best climate in Europe" sheltered as it is by the Sierra Tejeda and Sierra Almijara mountains. Thus it boasts an average annual temperature of 18oC. Separated by 4kms of farmland, the Pueblo and Costa offer a pleasant combination of old

re! traditional Spanish life and the facilities expected by the modern day tourist. Here we have found the best places to dine, shop and to be pampered.

El ancla and Tabla rock Cafe have merged as a partnership to be a brother and sister bar in Torrox. This is the 1st merge of it's kind, 3 great partnerships and friends that are joining the two bars together consist of Malcolm Frazer who owns El Ancla, Kevin Sweet who manages El Ancla, Tracey Lamb and Kevin Sweet who own Tabla Rock cafe. In January

both bars will hit anniversaries. El Ancla reach there 2nd anniversary and Tabla Rock cafe hit there 1st anniversary with the current ownership. In Jan 2012, both bars will have great deals on food and drinks, live music, functions, private parties, dance and fitness classes, pool tournaments, live sports events, quiz nights, spanish lessons, art classes and much more throughout the coming months.... Come along to Tabla Rock cafe's 1st anniversary party on Sat 21st Jan. Free Nosh with all the local musicians from the area having a huge mega Jam. On Sat 28th Jan at El Ancla celebrate their 2nd anniversary. Free nosh and live music with “The Sweetest Thing� (Kevin Sweet) and Tracey Lamb Guesting.


New to Torrox Costa ace Detection. A mobile car diagnostic service with over 25 years experience, covering over 40 makes of cars. Call Andy on 685 793 311 or email a.chaisty1@gmail.com for a reliable friendly service. Join us at Los amigos in January. Monday’s we have line dancing at 7pm with Rita and on Wednesday 11th and 25th is our quiz night starting at 9pm. Friday nights from 9pm are karaoke and singalong with Rockin Robin. Saturday night entertainment in January we have a superb Folk and Country Music band with superb UK Band Acchord, they are over here for one week only and we're very lucky to have booked them at Los Amigos! On Saturday14th

is Party Night with Bobby Mac (9pm) Sun nights from 8.30pm we have jam sessions with Into the Blue or Dr. Dave starting at 8.30pm La Pataleta is an International Restaurant and Bar in Avenida de Espana, Torrox Costa run by Brian and Michael. They have a large terrace, indoor dining area, live music and can cater for private functions. Every Wednesday they have a Danish Special menu from 6pm - 9pm, 2 courses for only 9€. Become a friend on facebook to keep up to date with what is going on. Look for us under La Pataleta V/ Møss og Hjort.

russells British Store always has a great stock of favourite British products. We have a frozen food section and also stock cleaning products, toiletries and even pet food. Each month we have special offers in store so call in to see our January offers. CardioDance: Learn to salsa, cha cha, swing and hustle to an aerobic workout. Dance classes also held in all these, plus rumba, sal cha and choreographed routines. 606 086300


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a t s o C ToSererpoagxes 28 - 40 Hi, we would like to introduce ourselves to “guido Bauer S.L.”. We are a family business dedicated to all types of property management. Our main offices are in Torrox Costa, Centro International Block 76, ground floor, here you will find our friendly team all tri-lingual speaking Spanish, English, German and French. We are estate agents, property managers and rental agents, also helpful with translation services, wills and inheritance and all types of insurances. Our dedicated rental team can offer you long and short term rentals. We are open everyday from 9.30–14.00 and 16.00–20.00 also Saturdays from 10.30–14.00. We are also contactable on our mobiles 24hrs. Come and see us, I am sure we can help you. Our motto ¨Guido Bauer once a client, always a client¨¨.

tapas to choose from with a daily special as well as delicious roast chickens that are delivered daily from the poultry farm in Granada and taste delicious. Eat in or takeaway. They also take bookings for ribs and rabbit as well, already famous in Torrox!! Open daily from 9.30am for breakfast until 4pm. Fri, Sat and Sun evening meal on reservation. Closed Tuesdays during the winter. Why not visit them for a delicious homemade tapa and small beer for only 1.50€ or enjoy a 1.2 kilo roast chicken, chips and homemade sauce for only 8.50€. See our advert and call to place your order.

TORROX COSTA restaurante El Pino always has plenty going REF 1055 REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE on. We always have great meal offers, 2 for 1 2 Studio apartment 45m , with fabulous January Special Menu Monday to Thursdays Guido Ba lunch and dinner and Friday lunch. Fish and seaviews, furnished, community pool, Block 76, G tennis. Can be rented out all year chip Fridays buy two and get a free bottle of 29793 Torrox Costa round through our office, excellent wine. Saturday Steak night choose from Sirloin, www.guidob rental potential TBone or Fillet, check our advert for further deSales: Siobhan OnLy 75,000€ Rentals: Manue tails. Sunday Lunches with early bird option. choose from 5 starters, 6 main courses and a Kick start your New Year with two great offers selection of hot and cold sweets. Live Music from rebeccah Curtis, lose those christmas Friday 20th January. Our Quiz night starts with pounds, 10 sessions on the Power Plate for a treasure Hunt Quiz on 6th, then with Hugo on only 20€ to be redeemed in January. Detox the 13th and Julie on the 27th. We are taking and de-stress in January with a course of rebookings for our St. Valentine’s special night flexology, a minimum of 4 weekly sessions for with live music from Gasoline and 3 course only 25€ a session. Normal price for the course meal and wine. Telephone or call in for more would be 152€. What a great way to start the information or to book. new year! Visit Sylvia Bowyer, a qualified practicioner since 2001 for Bowtech treatment Have you been to La Taperia located just beat the Rebeccah Curtis wellness centre on hind Lloyds Bank, beside the Notary opposite Tuesdays or Fridays or at Egos in Competa on Mercadona. "La Taperia" is probably the best Monday and Wednesday. The Bowen Techand most authentic tapas bar in Torrox run by nique is a hands-on therapy that is applied Tanja and Nico. They offer more than 18 tasty using very gentle pressure it can provide


relief for many types of injuries and other health problems and is appropriate for all ages. Bowen technique addresses the whole body holistically by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system. Call Sylvia to find out more. Opening times at Rebeccah Curtis are Monday to Friday 10-3pm and Saturday mornings by appointment. Lads & Dads Barber Shop Professional gents stylist and barber with 20 yrs experience. Open Mon - Sat 10am - 2.30pm with Heath & 4pm 8pm with Danny Mon - Fri. Call: Heath 625 572 183 or Danny 638 401 226 For reputable buildings and contents insurance, car insurance, private medical insurance, pets insurance, funeral plans and more, contact Lewis insurance Services.

auer S.L. Ground floor a Tel 952 532427 bauersl.com n 606 631 143 ela 654 369 298

Well 2011 has come and gone and if the doomsayers are to be believed, we just celebrated our last New Years Eve party!, However the Caribe is planning ahead and Liliane has put together an extra special Valentines day menu to treat your loved one to. Last years Valentines was fully booked out early, so do have a look at the menu on our website and if you like what you see, make a booking. There is also a link to our entry on Trip Advisor, so you can read what clients have been writing about us. Bookings can be made by email info@caribetorrox.com, by phone 952 530 831 or of course personal visit, which also gives you the excellent excuse to try one of Lilianes delicious homemade cakes. A Happy and prosperous New Year to our clients and all Sentinella readers.

Great Fun and Great Exercise and a great way to spend a Tuesday evening with yo Jive. Join us throughout January learning to dance Modern Jive at our new venue in El Morche, the Restaurante Parquesol. Beginners are always welcome, you do not need a partner, come alone or bring a friend. The music is modern chart music as well as many of the classics. It's REF 1066 TORROX COSTA easy, it's fun and it’s a great way to meet new REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE people. Call or email (see advert for details) or Duplex apartment next to beach in become a friend on Facebook under Yo Jive exclusive Urb.Laguna Beach, 90m2, Torrox and keep up to date with what is going 3 beds, 2 baths furnished, new on. modern kitchen, air con/heating olympic pool, heated pool, tennis and paddle, excellent rental potential If you would like to advertise your business OnLy 160,000₏ alongside some of the best establishments in Torrox then call 664 210 468 or email sales@thesentinella.com Rates start from just 20 euros per month with no monthly contracts.


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ibs!!! Not just R We specialise in Ribs, Wings, Steaks & Chicken Friday 20th January MUSIC NIGHT!!

14th February Valentine’s Day 5 course candlelit dinner with music 7.30pm for 8pm

QUIZ NIGHT - Last Sat. in the month

SUNDAYS - 3 course lunch

Bookings advisable - Credit Cards taken Torrox Costa - Block 88 (Next to tennis courts & auto 2000) Tel: 95 253 2369 / 696 516 534 Closed Mondays


Casa Maria Sky Sports

Jam Night - Mondays

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(with hosts “Flip” & “Little Less”) Happy Hour Mondays - Saturdays - 5.30pm - 7pm Sundays 12pm - 4pm (1€ bottle, 2€ pint San Miguel, 1€ glass of wine)

Mondays & Wednesdays - Zumba - 10am Carol & John wish everyone a very Healthy, Wealthy New Year!! Parties & Functions catered for Open 11am - Late 7 days a week Call: 667 954 901 or 664 259 968 Torrox Park (bar on the goat track) www.casamarias.webs.com

Sue & Carsten offer you a warm welcome

We have Danish OPEN SANDWICHES - ENGLISH HOME MADE PIES ITALIAN BAGUETTES with fillings of your choice. NEW Irish rump steak & mushroom baguette. Taste our Roast Pork & Crackling with Red Cabbage on Ryebread or Sue’s Mince beef or Chicken Pies, or why not ask for Sands & C Special round homemade chips. Try also our DANISH PASTRIES - Custard, Raspberry, Cinnamon and our new Pecan Nut. Danish Apple Tarts & Danish Carrot Cake. Also fresh homemade LEMON CHEESECAKE topped with oranges.

Music Night with “Vic Faulkner” from the band “HELLO” every Tuesday night at 9pm Wednesday 18th January - International quiz night starting at 8pm PRIZE Karaoke every Friday night at 9pm

Open from 11.30am to late 6 days a week (closed Thursdays)

Tel: 952 967 734

Find us on Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa At the end of Avda. El Faro, down the steps and we are on the right just behind the “Ruins”

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Redwell® Infrared Heating - Receive 10% Discount

Redwell® Infrared Heating wishes all clients a healthy, happy and warm New Year! We have been distributing Redwell® Infrared Heating Systems in Spain for more than six years now, and have many references from clients all along the Costa del Sol, the Costa Blanca, in Madrid and on Mallorca. Our clients are satisfied with the excellent quality of the products, the wide product range and the personal, individual advice they receive. With our new product line of white frameless panels in different sizes, we can offer you more power for your money. Now you can get 600 watt for the price of 350 watt; 900 watt for the

price of 600 watt and 1400 watt for the price of 900 watt. These new panels have the same approved Redwell®-quality and are also partial storage heaters which keep the running times lower. Our large product range contains heating panels in great designs such as pictures and mirrors, globes and columns, glass panels and blackboards to write on, round panels and more. And with the Sentinella advert, you will also receive a 10 percent discount! Treat yourself to energy savings, high comfort, a healthy indoor environment, no dust and no maintenance costs! Contact us or see the exhibition in our shop!

The leading brand in Infrared Heating Heat up your home in a healthy and economical way! Infrared Design Heating System: Pictures, Mirrors, Glass, Blackboards, Columns etc. -New additional product line of frameless white panels: More power for your money.

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10% discount with this advert

above: Picture heater abstract

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

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Cazadores De La Luna Hotel The hotel Cazadores de la Luna, located in the pueblo of Colmenar has new owners who are doing a fabulous job of winning the hearts of customers.

During the meal Xavier was always on hand to help with any requests and he took the time to ensure we had everything we needed and to check we were enjoying our meals.

Fran, Jay, Paul and family took over the rural hotel at the end of September and their hard work has begun to pay off. They kindly invited a couple of members of The Sentinella to sample their culinary skills.

Neither of us had much room for dessert but how could we possibly resist such an enticing selection?! I was drawn to the homemade Death by Chocolate while Kami rather fancied the Pavlova. However when Xavier told her the size of the portion (clue: big) she changed her mind and instead ordered the prune & chocolate cake, freshly made by Fran that very day.

We chose a cold night so imagine our delight when we entered the restaurant of Cazadores to feel the warmth of a burning log fire! Xavier the waiter quickly introduced himself. Kami and I were equally surprised by his excellent English skills and his friendly and fun personality. He presented us with two menus and upon our request brought us two glasses of house red – a rich tasting Rioja Crianza. To accompany the wine he placed a plate of tapas in the middle of the table, including homemade croquetas de shark….buenisimo! After agonising over all the dishes on the menu, Kami and I both chose soups for starters. Kami couldn’t quite believe how delicious her vegetable soup was as she doesn’t usually like it, but that evening she felt unusually daring! My seafood soup was equally yummy and both bowls disappeared in record time. For mains I opted for the cod in beer batter and Kami the chef’s special chicken….special because it contains rather unusual ingredients. For the purpose of this article the ingredients are secret. If you want to know what they are then we’d recommend that you give this dish a try. It’s absolutely divine and your tastebuds will thank you for life!

We gulped as much as our stomachs could possibly hold and after letting it digest for a while Fran showed us around the rest of the hotel. It’s huge, with a brand new swimming pool, sixteen rooms with breathtaking views, a very large and inviting function room (PERFECT for weddings and parties), and not forgetting the incredibly beautiful courtyard! We left Cazadores de la Luna not only with full stomachs but also with full hearts. The team there radiate a special light which just isn’t present in most restaurants. They have a rare gift to touch people not only through the menu and the food, but also through simply being themselves. From Kami and Keidi at The Sentinella we thank you for an outstanding evening. We couldn’t recommend Los Calzadores de la Luna more… go there and feel the natural warmth!


Cazadores De La Luna Hotel Carretera Casabermeja - Colmenar Km 8, 29170 Colmenar

Valentines Night Treat your lady to a special evening, 14th FEBRUARY Cabaret with ‘JAY’ our resident artist

Special Menu

Bottle of Champagne per couple ~~~~~ Scallops in Garlic Sauce ~~~~~ Beef Wellington and Dauphinoise Potatoes, Vegetables

Baileys and Chocolate Cheesecake ~~~~~ Cheeseboard and Port ~~~~~ Red Rose

50€ per couple

Perfect venue for weddings in the beautiful surroundings of Colmenar Buffet or full wedding breakfast

www.cazadoresdelaluna.com

For reservations please call 952 730 112 Or visit our website at: www.cazadoresdelaluna.com or email us: huntersmoon2011@hotmail.co.uk WE LOOK FORWARD TO GREETING YOU!


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FaceBook “The information people give out on Facebook, when linked up with other information freely available on the internet, is an absolute goldmine for criminals," the Daily Mail quoted Michael Fraser, a reformed burglar who presents the BBC's 'Beat The Burglar' programme, as saying. "One year, you might have a party and give out your address. A while later, you might tell everyone that it is your 30th birthday. So, if you've accepted me as a friend of a friend, I know your name, your address and your birth date. "From that, I can go to 192.com and on there I can find out what you do for a living, how much your home is worth - and whether you're likely to be worth burgling. "I might have already made up my mind because you've posted party pictures on Facebook and I can see what kind of valuables you have in the house - and which rooms they're in. Then you go and tell your Facebook friends how much you're looking forward to going on holiday next Tuesday.

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"I can go on to Google Street View and see actual photographs of your home. I can see if you have a burglar alarm, or whether there are any bushes in the garden to hide in. And I can see all the alleyways I can escape down. And, of course, I know you won't be at home. "Once you accept a stranger into your Facebook account, they can begin what we call social engineering - delicately asking questions to build up information about you,' said Jason Hart, senior vice president of CRYPTOCard Network Security. "And that can cause havoc. Let's say they got your email address, then they could go to your email account pretending to be you and saying you have forgotten your password. "Once they have that secret information, the email account will let them in. And once they are in there, they can find lots of sensitive information, such as your Amazon and eBay account history. "They can then go to those sites pretending to be you and saying you have lost your passwords, and guess what happens then? "Those sites send the passwords to your email account - the one that they have already conned their way into. "Crooks who do this usually use the credit card details you have stored there to buy online gift vouchers that can be traded on the internet. It is a form of instant currency. "Even worse, if you have a PayPal account and have credit in it, your so-called friend could clean it out. "Effectively, they have become an electronic version of you, they can change all your passwords and begin stealing from you. Hope you will be careful in the future.


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Fashion Firsts Always first with the fashion... 1470 To hide her pregnancy, Queen Juana of Portugal wore the first hoop skirt. 1477 Anne of Burgundy became the first woman to receive a diamond engagement ring. It was given to her by Maximilian I of Germany. 1874 Levi Strauss begins selling blue jeans for $13.50 per dozen. 1896 Brooks Brothers introduces buttoneddown collars. 1913 Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel opens a boutique in Deauville, France. Her chic and comfortable knit suits usher in the modern era of women's fashion. 1916 Sneakers are first made in America by the U.S. Rubber Company. They were called Keds. 1923 The U.S. attorney general declares it is legal for women to wear pants. 1926 Knee-length hemlines mark a new high in women's dresses. 1922 The first “flesh-coloured” stockings are sold for women whose skin colour is pinkishbeige. It was another twentyfive years before stockings for brown- and black-skinned women were available. 1930 Tennis star Rene Lacoste manufactures a tennis shirt that features an embroidered crocodile. It's believed to be the first time a designer logo appears on clothing. 1935 Bras are made with both cup and band sizes. 1938 Nylon stockings are invented. They go on sale in 1940.

1947 Christian Dior's glamorous “New Look” features tight waists, stiff petticoats and billowing skirts, ending an era of simple, war-era attire. 1950 Kiss-proof lipstick hits the shelves. 1955 Jeans become a big hit with teens after the release of the film Rebel Without a Cause. 1955 London designer Mary Quant opens Bazaar, a boutique on Carnaby Street. Her miniskirts, tights and crocheted tops define the new “youth culture” look. 1960s Fun furs of acrylic and polyester are made to look like real fur. 1960s Paper clothes are made for the public. They are disposable and used for underwear and children's clothing. 1967 San Francisco's “hippie look” catches on throughout the country. 1969 The Gap opens in San Francisco. 1972 Nike begins to manufacture sneakers. 1977 The release of the film Saturday Night Fever sparks the disco inferno. Polyester leisure suits, pant suits, and shirts fly off stores shelves. 1978 Gloria Vanderbilt introduces the first designer jeans. 1980s The wrinkled look is introduced. Wrinkles are permanently pressed into fabrics and shirts, vests, blouses, jackets, and pants. 1990s Counterfeit clothing is made by computer, producing brand-name fakes. Polo, Guess?, Gap, Banana Republic, DKNY, and Disney are all copied.

1940 Shoulder bags for women first appeared as part of service uniforms worn during World War II.

1995 “Casual Fridays” become popular at U.S. companies. Companies allow employees to replace suits with more casual attire, such as khakis, sweaters and polo shirts.

1946 The bikini bathing suit debuts at a fashion show in Paris.

2000s Celebrites such as P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez develop and sell their own line of clothing.


POOL TABLE

INTERNET ACCESS

BAR ATILA

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SKY SPORTS

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

From Nicky, Kim and all our staff Open 10am til late. Kitchen open til 9pm (til 5pm on Sundays)

CLOSED

2nd Jan - 8th Jan Sunday roasts Daily home-cooked specials board Parties catered for

HAPPY HOUR! Mon - Sat 6pm - 7pm Beer - €1.50 / pint Spirit & mixer - €2.00 FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Sat 21st Jan - Disco Shake off those winter blues! Wed 25th Jan - Burns Night

Sat 11th Feb - Valentines Disco

"Stuck for a gift idea? ... we now sell Bar Atila Vouchers!"

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

BOOTHILL Tattoo Studio

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Emergencies: 678 974 892

Reliable Driver with Clean Van

Available for Removals & Clearances

20â‚Ź per hour References available

Call: 6000 47435


Jewellery Traders

WE BUY & SELL SECONDHAND: Gold, Silver, Jewellery, Coins, Jewellery repair GOOD RATES PAID FOR SCRAP & ITEMS!!

Tel: 635 497 033 Email: spanishsunsets@hotmail.co.uk or come and see us at the following markets:

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Tuesdays - Trapiche 10am - 2pm Wednesdays - Hotel Saydo, Mollina 10am - 2pm Thursdays (1st in the month) - Iznaja 10am - 2pm Sundays - La Trocha (Coin) 10am - 2pm (near the lift)

*Pilates

Heat Reflective Tint for Glass Curtains, Balconies, Patio windows. Solar Blinds for large glazed areas Keep the view & privacy, reduce heat/glare Save money on cooling. Keep heat in during winter. Make living in the sun comfortable.

Call: 902 888 176 / 644546176 solarshadetinting@gmail.com

Colmenar

(Classes in Colmenar & Puente don manuel)

low impact aerobics

*Circuit training - freeweights *Personal training - one to one or groups new Zumba classes a great way to keep fit and have fun Contact: Carol 659 295 346 email: bodynsoul@hotmail.co.uk

Janet Van Dam Tel: 618 989 125

(by appointment only) www.well-therm.com janetvandam@live.com Clinics at: El Morche, Competa, Puente Don Manuel


Bar/Restaurant “The Garden”

Now open everyday 5pm - close (Sundays from 1pm) Kitchen open until midnight every night Happy hour 5.30pm - 7pm (a third off all drinks) Sky Sports & a selection of Board games for your enjoyment Come and try our new menu which includes; Tapas menu * Platters * Pastas * Pittas * Mixed grill for 2, etc Fantastic selection of “worldwide branded” Teas & Coffees From 14th January - ‘All you can eat’ Buffet Breakfast every Saturday including tea & coffee - Only 7.95€ From 19th January - ‘Fondue Thursdays’ with a variety of meats, cheeses & vegetables

Sunday Lunch Main course including a drink -7.95€

Choose from; Lamb, Chicken breast, 1/4 chicken, Beef or Pork

Selection of homemade desserts Look out for Special Sunday Lunches with Live Entertainment starting 22nd January

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

Saturday 11th February Bookings now being taken for a Special Valentine’s menu with Live Entertainment

hts!!! g i n y Comed ows!!! Sh Dance

Monday - Saturday 6pm - 8pm 6 choices each of Starters, Mains & desserts. Have a Starter & Main or Main & Dessert inc. a glass of wine, beer or soft drink

7.50€

For reservations & information: 676 380 328

Special menus available for groups & private functions. Organisation of stag or hen nights, etc

To Puente don Manuel


AUTOCOOL Have your headlights gone opaque or yellow?

This is now a fail on the ITV test so get them professionally refinished Don't forget we still service car air con systems to keep you cool Call Mike now on:

951 321446 or 616 264067 www.autocoolspain.com

Medical Centre & Surgery

CLiNiCaS Verdemar Dr. H. NEHMAN FARHAT

(fellow of royal college of surgeons spain)

(Reg. 29/08/25255)

Michael/Maria Reeve Tlfn: (+34) 669 899 065

*General Surgeon General Practioner.

Airport pick-up and delivery

*Skin Diseases *Soft Laser Treatment *Varicose Veins (Microfoam) *Lower Back Pain Laser *Neuropathy *Breast Surgery *Mesotherapy

Special offer - Hyundai Accent family sized car 100€ p/w (min 4 week hire) Free delivery along the coast from nerja - Airport

Mobile: 606 510 479 www.sunshinewoodwork.co.uk sunshinewoodwork@live.co.uk We have chicken coops for rent or sale

Fencing, gates, pergolas, car ports, decking, borders, garden swings chairs, garden tables and chairs, trellis in all sizes, plant pots and lots, lots more....

Consultations in English & Spanish Appointments call: 616 528 521 C/ Verdemar 2c Edf. Toboso 1 Torre del Mar wE arE hErE

C/Verdemar

Email: acecarrental@hotmail.co.uk www.acecarrental.biz Long term Car Rental pcm Group B 375€ Group C 425€ Group D 475€ Zafira 7 seater 600€ 4x4 700€

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Sugar Factory

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LT Construction of the process.

We at LT Construction have a great depth of building knowledge and experience, ranging from small individual repairs through to the design and implementation of large-scale projects. We are happy to answer your queries and offer advice on all aspects of the design and building process. Our close relationship with many specialist suppliers means that we are able to source materials and products at a competitive price, and pass these savings on to our clients. We understand that the build process can at times be a challenging experience, and we undertake to make it as enjoyable as possible by involving you and communicating with you at all stages

LT Construction is accustomed to working with clients whose villas in Spain are holiday homes, and we understand they cannot spend a great deal of time on site as the work progresses. Because of this, we know how beneficial it is to keep our clients updated regularly via email, picture updates and phone conversations. We pride ourselves in our after-sales service and understanding of the importance of offering on-going advice and assistance to our clients. Let us work with you in realising your dream of a living environment which will truly enhance your life and lifestyle. Please visit www.ltconstruction.es where you can see the full range of building solutions we can offer you. Call Lee Talbot on 659324586 for practical solutions to the ongoing issues associated with owning a Spanish property.


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g n i z a Am cts InseFlies

A female fly produces 500 to 2,000 eggs in their life. Flies like heat, light and low wind.

One of the most generally despised creatures on this planet is the common fly, yet in common with most other forms of insect life, it has a fascinating array of hidden talents. The average airspeed of the common housefly is 4.5 miles per hour. Deer flies will bite a hole in your skin with their strong mandibles, put a little saliva-like material in the wound to keep the blood from clotting and lap up the blood with a sponge-like proboscis. Flies are attracted by odours, and usually enter a building through open doors and windows near garbage and food.

The house fly "hums" in the key of F. can Flies "taste" with their feet A midge fly has a wing beat of 1046 times a second. A dragonfly has a lifespan of seven weeks. The fastest known insect is a dragon fly that has been clocked at 58 kilometres an hour.

Mussel Night

Saturday 21st January Eat as many mussels as you want!! If you do not like mussels, we offer a succulent entrecote or fresh sole (please inform us beforehand)

Live Music - ONLY 19.50â‚Ź per person

Reservations and deposits required For reservations please call: 952 965 424 or 662 086 854

Email: restaurantelsalmon@hotmail.com www.restaurantelsalmon.com Avda. Andalucia 56, Torre del Mar


To advertise call 664 210 468 or email sales@thesentinella.com

Amazing Insects (Continued) A housefly can only ingest liquid material. They regurgitate their food to liquefy the food that they are going to eat. A house fly's feet are 10 million times more sensitive than a human tongue.

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Well folks new year new dodgers! For those of you who don’t know about this section, it is about listing businesses that we at The Sentinella no longer have any association with. Make of it what you will!

Dragonflies can fly up to 35 miles per hour. One of the most dangerous insects in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world. The lifespan of a firefly is about seven days. During these days, they are busy trying to find a mate. The dragonfly has not changed over the last 300 million years.

Our first one of the year and hopefully the last is Denis Wall from Security Specialist Spain who are based in Frigiliana.

To discuss your individual needs, please speak your local advisor richard Mills. Tel: +34 607 845 603 Email: richard.mills@devere-group.com


“The hire company for the little ones”

We welcome you to inspect, select & collect from our SHOWROOM at LAKE VIÑUELA In order to give clients individual attention please phone for an appointment before visiting. We are situated at KM29 (on right) off A356 1km past Camping & Pantano Restaurant. We are signposted from there. From bouncy chairs to buggies, stairgates to sterilisers. Everything you need for when little ones come to visit. PHONE DAWN ON: 627 931 360 WEBSITE: www.nurseryneeds.com EMAIL: dawn@nurseryneeds.com

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3. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 4. When you go into court you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people that weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. 5. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 6. When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their picket signs? 7. When you open a new bag of cotton balls, is the top one meant to be thrown away? 8. When your pet bird sees you reading the newspaper, does he wonder why you're just

11. If you have your finger touching the rearview mirror that says -- "objects in mirror are closer than they appear", how can that be possible? 12. Why is it so hard to remember how to spell MNEMONIC? 13. Why is it called a TV "set" when you only get one? 14. Why does your nose run and your feet smell? 15. Why does an alarm clock "go off" when it begins ringing? 16. Why isn't there mouse-flavoured cat food?

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storms in progress over the earth's atmosphere. 14) Bamboo (the world's tallest grass) can grow up to 90 cm in a day. 15) Clouds fly higher during the day than the night. 16) Alexander the Great was an epileptic. 17) By age 16, Andre the Giant (who's real name is Andre Russimof) was 6'10' tall. He had a rare glandular disorder that made his body continue to grow. Even as he died, his body was still growing. 18) Eskimos never gamble. 19) Pet superstores now sell about 40 percent of all pet food 20) In 1933, Mickey Mouse, an animated cartoon character, received 800,000 fan letters. 21) The natural diet of Lady Beetles consists of soft bodied insects such as aphids, spider mites, and young caterpillars. Adults can consume up to 100 aphids a day. 22) Certain species of male butterflies produce scents that serve in attracting females during courtship. 23)The Giant cricket of Africa enjoys eating human hair. 24) A nest in which insects or spiders deposit their eggs is called a "nidus".


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Fancy A Date? Dating customs around the world These are some of the ways people date in other countries of the world. Afghanistan - Dating is rare in Afghanistan because most marriages are arranged by parents, and schools are separate for boys and girls. The opportunities to meet are rare. Girls have a 7pm curfew, while boys have an 11pm curfew. Australia - Most teens go out in large groups and don't pair off until they are 18 or 19 years old in Australia. Girls often ask out boys and pay for the date, too. Couples often go to dinner parties, barbecues, or the beach. Central and South America - Dating is not allowed until the age of 15 here. When of age, most boys and girls date in large groups, going out together to weekend dance parties. When not dancing, teens gather at local clubs to eat and talk. Europe - Dating is usually a group event in Europe. In Finland, as many as 30 teens may

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attend a movie together. Slumber parties are common in Italy and Switzerland, where teens gather for parties at a home and sleep there when the party is over. In Spain teens join a pandilla, a club or a group of friends with the same interests, like cycling or hiking. Dating is done one-to-one and both girls and boys ask each other out and split the cost of the evening's entertainment. Russia - Dates take place at dances or at clubs where teens eat or chat with friends. In small towns, teens meet in the streets downtown or gather around a fountain. Iran - It is against the law to date in Iran. Teens are separated until they are of marrying age, then their families introduce them to each other and sometimes a courtship follows. Japan and Korea - In Japan and Korea, most high school students don't date or go to parties, but spend their time studying instead. Dating begins in college, when only boys do the asking and pay for the dates.


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Recipe Of The Month Mediterranean stuffed squid

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Ingredients 1kg squid, cleaned tentacles cut off, chopped and reserved 2 tbsp olive oil 100ml brandy 2 clove garlic, chopped 5 tinned anchovies, chopped 3 tbsp capers, chopped 2 chillies, chopped 1 tbsp flour 300ml white wine 2 tbsp parsley, chopped, to garnish steamed couscous

4. Stuff the squid with the stuffing mixture, allowing a little room for the stuffing to expand during cooking. Seal the ends with cocktail sticks.

For the stuffing: 3 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped reserved squid tentacles, (see above) 3 plum tomatoes 85g breadcrumbs 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 eggs 2 tbsp parsley, chopped salt, and freshly ground pepper

5. Heat the olive oil in a large, lidded, deepsided, heavy-based frying pan and fry the stuffed squid for 2 minutes. 6. Pour over the brandy and carefully set alight. Once the brandy flames have died down, add in the garlic, anchovies, capers and chillies. 7. Sprinkle with the flour and add the wine. 8. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 1 hour. 9. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve.

Method 1. First make the stuffing. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Add in the onion and fry gently until soft and golden. 2. Add the reserved squid tentacles and fry for a further 5 minutes, stirring often. 3. Remove from the heat and add in the tomatoes, breadcrumbs, garlic, eggs and parsley, mixing well. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pep-

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new car. In China, red is the colour of good luck and is used as a holiday and wedding colour. Chinese babies are given their names at a red-egg ceremony. Superstitious people think red frightens the devil. A “red-letter day” is one of special importance and good fortune. In Greece, eggs are dyed red for good luck at Easter time. To “paint the town red” is to celebrate.

For the ancient Romans, a red flag was a signal for battle. Because of its visibility, stop signs, stoplights, brake lights, and fire equipment are all painted red. The ancient Egyptians considered themselves a red race and painted their bodies with red dye for emphasis.

red is the colour most commonly found in national flags. In the English War of the Roses, red was the colour of the House of Lancaster, which defeated the House of York, symbolized by the colour white. The “red shirts” were the soldiers of the Italian leader Garibaldi, who unified modern Italy in the nineteenth century. To “see red” is to be angry.

In India, red is the symbol for a soldier.

A “red herring” is a distraction, something that takes attention away from the real issue.

In South Africa, red is the colour of mourning.

A “red eye” is an overnight airplane flight.

It's considered good luck to tie a red bow on a

If a business is “in the red,” it is losing money.

In Russia, red means beautiful. The Bolsheviks used a red flag as their symbol when they overthrew the tsar in 1917. That is how red became the colour of communism.


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Buy A Home Spain - Rent A Home Spain They are on the move... Buy/Rent A Home Spain are expanding Haven’t they heard that there is a world-wide recession? So many businesses have just slowed down or even stopped because of all the negativity around them. But the ones that flourish are those who roll up their sleeves and take action; even more action than in times of abundance. The owners, Angela & Austin Taylor have recently returned from A Place in the Sun Live exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham and are already reaping the benefits of that adventure with completed property sales and rentals and with more in the pipeline. They have introduced, very successfully, their ‘Free Legal Clinic’ and have more ideas up their sleeves for 2012. And now they feel the need to re-locate to larger and better premises. The good news is that the new offices are only 200 metres from their old office and are located on the main road opposite the Torre del Mar bus sta-

tion. The move is planned to be completed by Monday 16th January. Austin says: ‘It’s all about customer service - giving people what they want - and we believe in our new offices we are in great shape to get 2012 off to good start to give that service to all of our property owners, renters and buyers.’

A virtual image of the new premises All of us at The Sentinella wish them the very best for 2012. Buy/Rent A Home Spain, Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar. Tel: 952 54 75 54 Mob: 680 210 414 www.buyahomespain.com www.rentahomespain.com

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Heather Harman For those of you who haven't heard, Heather Harman's art group has gone from success to success. Those who joined three years ago, when Heather started her local groups, are looking forward to the possibility of exhibiting this coming year. Heather is a noted specialist in the pastel medium, being a member of some of the most prestigious societies in the USA and Europe. She also is highly experienced in teaching all other media including watercolour. She is currently in talks with publishers for books on the theme of pastel landscapes and also her other speciality - portrait painting. Her animal portraits include the two she completes every year to raise interest in the Scruffs Dog show for the Costa Animal Society. So now a New Year is looming and this is the ideal opportunity for you to explore your creative side, and try drawing and painting with this award-winning tutor. There are three groups currently running in this area - see advert below for details.

In addition to the usual practical lessons, Heather is opening a new aspect to her group sessions, and will be presenting special theory days at the Lake Vinuela Hotel in the early New Year. These days will consist of slide presentations and DVD demonstrations on various painting themes. “I will be putting together programmes much like the ones I presented as a lecturer in colleges in Britain before moving to Spain,” she says. “The subjects will be on the themes of landscape and portrait painting, self portraiture, still life, the Impressionists and what we can learn from them as painters today, and many more. For my current painters, these will eyeopening and inspirational days on aspects of painting theory that we can only touch on within the two hours a week practical class. The key word is 'Inspiration'.” Anyone interested in learning how to draw and paint or in expanding their knowledge on various visual art themes should contact Heather on 628 306 371 - details in advert below

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A Group Of What?! A group of finches is called a Charm. A group of frogs is called an army. A group of geese on the ground is called a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein. A group of goats is called a Trip. A group of hares is called a Husk.

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Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida (pronounced Alb eye da) It is part of the Sun and Wine route and is situated 52 kilometres from Malaga and 24 kilometres from Vélez-Málaga. The name Albaida means white and was named by the arabs who founded the village in the 13th century, because according to legend the town was surrounded by white flowers! Situated on the Sierra Almijara mountain range on the borders of the provinces of Malaga and Granada the village is surrounded by high mountains where goats and eagles are frequently seen as well as wild boar! Here the fresh mountain air is filled with the scent of pine and oak and nearby is the Acantilados de Maro Nature Reserve with its gorse, rosemary and the increasingly rare sea lavender. Like most of the villages in the Axarquía the streets are narrow and steep and cars not only look out of place but have problems fitting

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through. Different coloured paint on the house walls about hip height a legacy of bumps and grinds! Do visit the public laundry, built in 1956, an oasis of cool against the scorching summer heat, filled with plants and the sound of running water. Important monuments worth a visit are Nuestra Señora de la Expectacion ( our lady of expectation church) which is in the village square and the Santa Ana Hermitage built at the highest point of the village with the most spectacular views. Opposite the town and just past the municipal swimming pool is the San Antón Hermitage which was built in the 17th century. It stands alone and quietly humble with its simple bell tower but has an allure that makes you stop and visit a while. If hunger takes hold while you are there do sample the local dish of Migas, made with both corn and wheat and also try the fried pumpkin. To tempt your tastebuds further the local Moscatel wine is excellent. To get to Canillas de Albaida you can either go on from Cómpeta, up from Archez or down from Salares.

AS2613 Canillas de Albaida 595,000€

Impressive 3 / 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom family home perfect for entertaining as it was originally built as a hotel, situated on a private urbanisation just below the village of Competa, with easy access on a steep concrete road. Double ornate wooden doors open onto a large tiled terrace with sea views, covered porch to the house, fully equipped bar, indoor heated pool with solar panels on the roof to heat its water plus the pool cloakroom and shower room. Patio doors from the pool and wooden doors from the porch lead into the enormous open plan living room which has been used as a dining room and also a ballroom with large arch to the fully fitted kitchen, office / study and featured marble staircase. Two large arches lead to the lounge area with fireplace and woodburner. To the right of the kitchen are two utility rooms, 2 guest cloakrooms and a boiler room housing the gas central heating system. Extras include: Gas central heating throughout, pvc double glazed tip and tilt windows, persiana blinds, sea and mountain views, wheelchair accessibility and ample parking


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Random Jokes :) 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 £500.00.� 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." ------------------------------------------------------------A man wanted to get married. He was having trouble choosing among three likely candidates. He gives each woman a present of $5,000 and watches to see what they do with

the money. The first does a total makeover. She goes to a fancy beauty salon, gets her hair done, new makeup; buys several new outfits and dresses up very nicely for the man. She tells him that she has done this to be more attractive for him because she loves him so much. The man was impressed. The second goes shopping to buy the man gifts. She gets him a new set of golf clubs, some new gizmos for his computer, and some expensive clothes. As she presents these gifts, she tells him that she has spent all the money on him because she loves him so much.. Again, the man is impressed. The third invests the money in the stock market She earns several times the $5,000. She gives him back his $5,000 and reinvests the remainder in a joint account. She tells him that she wants to save for their future because she loves him so much. Obviously, the man was impressed. The man thought for a long time about what each woman had done with the money he'd given her. Then he married the one with the biggest tits.

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Name: Geraldine Estelle Halliwell Birthday: 6th August 1972 age: 39 Sign: Leo Birthplace: Watford, Hertfordshire Marital Status: Single Children: One, Bluebell Madonna aged 5 Occupation: Pop singer-songwriter Claim to fame: Being a member of the Spice Girls pop group Pop singer-songwriter, children's author, actress and ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ for the United Nations Population Fund, Geri Halliwell first became famous in the late 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls, where she was nicknamed Ginger Spice. The Spice Girls became one of the most successful girl groups of all time, selling in excess of 55 million records worldwide. Since the group split up, Geri has concentrated on forging a multi-faceted solo career. Geri’s mother was Spanish. Geri took her A-Levels at Camden School for Girls, obtaining an A-level in English at A grade standard, having taken her GCSEs at Watford Girls Grammar School. Before starting her music career, Geri had worked as a nightclub dancer in Majorca, a presenter on the Turkish version of Let's Make a Deal and as a glamour model. She was dubbed "Ginger Spice" by Top of the Pops magazine in 1996. The Spice Girls sold more than 65 million

records and are the best selling girl group of all time. Their debut single "Wannabe" became the first of nine number-ones in the United Kingdom and reached the top position in 41 countries around the globe, including Australia, Canada and the United States. Following her rise to fame with the Spice Girls, nude photos of Geri were re-published in a number of magazines in 1992 and 1995 including Playboy and Penthouse. On 30th May 1998, Geri left the Spice Girls due to depression and differences between the group. Geri launched her first solo album, Schizophonic, in 1998. In 1999, she wrote an autobiography If Only, in which described her life as a Spice Girl. In 2002, Geri was featured alongside Pete Waterman and Louis Walsh as a judge on the television series Popstars: The Rivals, which created Girls Aloud As a solo artiste, Geri received four Brit Award nominations, released four number-one singles in the UK and sold around four million albums worldwide. In 2008, Geri published a book series named Ugenia Lavender and was named the biggestselling children author of the year in the UK. Geri has also released two Yoga DVDs with her yoga teacher Katy Appleton, ‘Geri Yoga’ and ‘Geri Body Yoga.’ In 2004, Geri appeared on channel Five as one of the hosts of the Party in the Park event for The Prince's Trust, the presenter and main performer of the Tickled Pink Girls' night in Live! event and an appearance in a documentary There's Something About Geri. In 2010, Halliwell stood in as a guest judge on The X Factor for Dannii Minogue at the Glasgow auditions.


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In Time, directed by Andrew Niccol, doesn't do anything for the mind, body, or spirit. Instead, Justin Timberlake is displayed as a semi-action hero, Amanda Seyfried has a bad pageboy haircut, and Cillian Murphy is the Agent Smith substitute. Along the way, there are some interesting concepts, sadly undermined by limp direction and weak storytelling. In the not too distant future, scientists have figured out a way to make people live forever. They are genetically engineered to live to 25, and then after that, they have one year left, the minutes ticking down on a digital readout located on their arm. People can earn more time

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What’s New? New in the Axarquia this month.... If you would like any forms of carpentry done then Martin is your man. With 35 years experience, he covers all types of woodwork from bespoke windows to fitted wardrobes, doors to staircases. He is City & Guilds qualified and has worked in Spain for 10 years. For more information call: 618 295 009. See advert on page 15 Want the best pool cover around? Then why not pay a visit to Sayalonga and view the magnificent covers on offer. These covers are clean, warm and safe. Call now on: 652 65 60 66. See advert on page 122 Unfortunately, these hard times are creating more and more burglaries at home. The crimi-

nals are not put off by rejas, they just lever them off and cause much damage! The only deterrent these days is installing an alarm, but the correct alarm. Perfect Alarm SL know how to prevent this kind of damage and intrusion. For a FREE demonstration call Perfect Alarm SL now on: 608 517 661. They are currently offering The Sentinella readers 50% off installation!! See advert on page 8 At My Property Finder it is their policy to meet the needs of their clients regarding the legality of your property and all documentation involved. They also offer legal advice, consultation & solutions related to property. Their website is www.myproperty-finder.com or you can call on: 952 516 494 or 609 179 550. See advert on page 12


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Cafe Bar La Tasca Cafe Bar La Tasca, a fresh approach to cafe bar dining with a slightly different concept to your every day "menu del dia".

superb value in an informal and relaxed street terrace cafe - could this be the nucleus of Torre Del Mar's first gastro pub? Next time you fancy some breakfast, a mid morning snack, some lunch or maybe just a glass of rioja and a tapa on your way out of town La Tasca is definitely worth a visit.

The focus here is simple.. variation, quality and price. At La Tasca you can expect a nice plate of food, freshly prepared to order, well presented and above all excellent value for your hard earned cash. The menu is peppered with a nice variety of plates, such as the fantastic homemade feta cheese, olive and caper meatballs with grilled tomato salad and chips AND if that´s not enough to get your juices flowing you might want to try the pan fried fillet of chicken layered with herbs, parmesan cheese and serrano ham with a balsamisc drizzle... These vibrant little dishes are less than 6₏ and would not be out of place on any established restaurant menu for double the price but La Tasca are striving to put quality together with

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New Year’s Resolutions Here are 10 tips to help get you started when making your’s…

your New Year's resolution and motivate each other.

1. Be realistic The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to never eat your favourite food again could be a bad choice. Strive for a goal that is attainable, such as avoiding it more often than you do now.

6. Reward yourself This doesn't mean that you can eat an entire box of chocolates if your resolution is to diet. Instead, celebrate your success by treating yourself to something that you enjoy that does not contradict your resolution. If you've been sticking to your promise to eat better, for example, perhaps your reward could be going to a movie with a friend.

2. Plan ahead Don't make your resolution on New Year's Eve. If you wait until the last minute, it will be based on your mindset that particular day. Instead, it should be planned well before 31st December arrives. 3. Outline your plan Decide how you will deal with the temptation to skip that exercise class or have one more cigarette. This could include calling on a friend for help, practicing positive thinking and self-talk.

7. Track your progress Keep track of each small success you make toward reaching your larger goal. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and small accomplishments will help keep you motivated. 8. Don't beat yourself up Obsessing over the occasional slip won't help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take each day one at a time.

4. Make a "pro" and "con" list It may help to see a list of items on paper to keep your motivation strong. Develop this list over time, and ask others to contribute to it. Keep your list with you and refer to it when you need help keeping your resolve. 5. Talk about it Don't keep your resolution a secret. Tell friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better or improve your health. The best case scenario is to find yourself a buddy who shares

9. Stick to it Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity, such as exercising, to become a habit, and 6 months for it to become part of your personality. Your new healthful habits will become second-nature in no time. 10. Keep trying If your resolution has totally run out of steam by mid-February, don't despair. Start over again! There's no reason you can't make a "New Year's resolution" any time of year. Best of Luck!

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Come and see Glenn and Carlos at the Big garage. With more than 40 years experience as mechanics, they speak English and Spanish and specialise in Land Rovers and 4 x 4s. They can also give your car a full service. They use genuine Bearmach Land Rover parts and accessories, and they're easy to find. As you head down from the motorway, turn right at the new Lidl exit, keep


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Only In America Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!! (true story) British scientists at Rolls Royce built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners and military jets all travelling at maximum velocity. The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields. American engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the Windshields of their new high speed trains. Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the American engineers. When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield, smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the control console, snapped the engineer's back-rest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin like an arrow shot from a bow.. The horrified Yanks sent Rolls Royce the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield and begged the British scientists for suggestions. Rolls Royce responded with a one-line memo: "Defrost chicken�.


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BEM idiomas Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year, but now is the end of the celebrating and we have to get back to normality – working, school runs, Spanish lessons, etc.. a New Year which means new things. In past years here in Spain, I have said many a time: “I will learn Spanish this year.” Well I did and I kept my lessons going, but maybe I didn’t learn as much as I should have done. You are probably thinking ‘what is so different this year?’ Well the difference is, I really want to learn, I really want to take some time out each week to learn what I have perhaps picked up incorrectly in past years. I want to speak Spanish correctly. Now this is a bonus because I have finally realised I actually want to learn – before, I was just going to my lessons as routine because I felt I had to, to show willing. Not really the best attitude! Is 2012 the year for you to learn Spanish with a professional and qualified teacher? Maybe you have just moved to Spain and are looking to do the sensible thing and start classes straight away. Well look no further, becaue BEM in Velez Malaga can help you. Viviane is

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in the process of organising all the classes for this year. It’s not too late to get yourself booked into your preferred course. Just pop in from the 9th January between 10am – 1pm and from 4pm – 8pm (Fridays only from 4pm – 6pm) and Viviane will gladly discuss accommodating your needs. Viviane and all her team would like to wish all students past, present and future a happy & Prosperous New year


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Mind, Body & Spirit My piece last month about the dangers and undesirable effects of vaccination seems to have stirred up quite a hornets’ nest, but I have expressed the same view in response to a Facebook post on MMR vaccination. The original comment dismissed the research supporting people’s concern as “discredited,” calling it “old wives' tales.” However, wives -- both young and old, and indeed women in general, with their more intuitive grasp of their childrens’ health -- have been prominent in challenging the “wisdom” of vaccination. Let’s not forget that not too long ago, the ancestors of these “old wives” were accused of being in league with the devil, tortured and put to death for daring to heal with herbs and assisting mothers in labour! Since writing the piece, I have come across the disturbing results of a survey which shows that children who receive multiple vaccinations are two to five times more likely to suffer diseases and disorders than children who don’t. It also revealed that nearly half of all children in the USA (where there is close to 100 per cent vaccination) suffer from a chronic disease or disorder, and 21 per cent are developmentally impaired. Prescription of Ritalin, a behaviourmodifying sedative, is soaring. However, vaccination is not alone amongst modern medical practices which may pose a hidden danger to health or, like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, generate health problems as -- or more serious than -- those they are intended to cure. Treating endocrine disorders such as diabetes or thyroid imbalance by injecting large doses of the relevant hormone may mask the real cause of the problem, whilst

putting the gland itself under increasing stress. This is due to a phenomenon known as cellular resistance. A healthy cell in an organ such as an endocrine gland functions as a unit in a vast community of other cells. Its membrane is loaded with thousands of receptors, ready and waiting to receive vital information from messenger molecules, from which it adjusts its activities and output appropriately. The process is self-regulated via complex feed-back loops, enabling the cell to continually adapt its response to changing demands and conditions. Problems arise when this delicate communication network is “jammed” by foreign chemicals and metals which may be products of a toxic diet or environment, or introduced through medical treatment. Its capacity to process cellular information compromised, the affected gland starts to either over-or under-produce its hormone, at which point a diagnosis of glandular exhaustion or malfunction is made. Hormone treatment is prescribed, causing still further cellular resistance in the beleaguered gland, which may eventually become so stressed that it truly is exhausted. A condition which, in many instances, could have been treated through a programme of detoxification, dietary therapy and environmental management has been turned into a chronic debilitating condition, involving possibly life-long dependency on external support systems. Finally I’d like to wish all our readers a happy -- and healthy -- New Year! Please refer to my website at www.richardwaterborn.com email:rwaterborn@eircom.net or see his advert below:


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Readers Writes This email concerns a young Spanish man, Javier Valverde who lives in Puente Don Manuel. I recently needed someone to help me tidy my plot of land and Javier was highly recommended by a friend. Javier had spent a week working on my friends garden/plot. With his phone number in hand I called Javier and arranged a day for him to carry out several tasks. He turned up at the agreed time and after a 15 minute brief he set to work, this allowed me to continue painting my house, sorry our house as my wife continually corrects me! As a fairly fit 62 year old I gave what I thought to be a steady days work to Javier. He stopped at 10:30 for the ubiquitous bocadillo and recommenced work some 10 minutes later. By lunchtime Javier was asking me what tasks I had set for the afternoon as he, in his opinion had about one hour's work left. I immediately carried out a military style inspection of his work and it was all completed to a very high standard. During his lunch break I looked for additional tasks and discussed his performance with my wife. As I was keen to complete the painting we decided to employ him for another day's work.

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I think that by now you have the background to the story. In essence Javier proved to be a remarkable worker. He is polite, trustworthy, industrious and totally reliable. I would unreservedly recommend him to anyone. What is also remarkable is that he works an 8 hour day (and I mean an 8 hour day) for only 50â‚Ź. Although I have not seen his other skills, he told me that he is a good painter and can do limited construction work. I have had many socalled professionals of varying nationalities come to my house and only one (my Spanish neighbour) has done the work to my satisfaction other than Javier. As a result of his efforts I am hoping that two members of my Spanish class are going to employ him.. However he still needs more work to survive the present economic climate. So if anyone needs work to be done call Javier. He does speak fairly good English. Contact details are; Javier Valverde 616642451 or 617904449 I hope that you are able to publish this letter on behalf of Javier and help someone who is trying to help himself. Mr Ivor Pringle

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El 70 Cielo El 7°Cielo (7th Heaven) is the ideal location for a birthday party, reunion, club/sport meeting, enjoying the area or just a lunch/dinner with friends and family. There is a tropical decorated marquee with a jungle disco area, and it is a truly unique experience not to be missed. Frank and Els offer a special opening menu that begins with an aperitif of the house, and for a starter, you can choose between a fresh tropical pasta salad or a homemade soup. Then begins the fun self-cooking gourmet experience. There is a heated plate on your table and you get a delicious dish with an assortment of sliced meats and vegetables which you can stir-fry to your own taste. This course comes with different sauces, a baked potato, herb butter and a fresh salad. After this, you can finish with a tasteful chocolate fondue made with the world-famous Belgian chocolate -- all this for only 14.99€. It’s possible to have other homemade meals, too, such as stews, pastas, paella with seafood and/or poultry and rabbit, risotto, gastronomic menus and many more delicious tastes and flavours on request, because the chefs always work with fresh ingredients. As well as the special menus, the team can also organise inex-

pensive children’s parties with an adapted children’s menu with birthday cake and sweets. You can use all the facilities, including the karaoke and dance jungle disco. You really enjoy every minute you spend in el 7°Cielo. There is an 18-hole crazy-golf, children’s playground, a large pool with poolbar, pont, petanque, ping pong, etc. “If you can imagine it, we can make it happen, from a birthday party to a wedding. Everything is possible,” is 7th Cielo’s promise. All are welcome to have a look and a drink in 7th Cielo when they require more information.. Frank is also skilled in making fresh home-made mojitos and other cocktails!” For the adventurous, there are several activities such as the spectacular quad tours (where you discover the authentic Andalucia on a quality automatic quad-bike), the original Amphibian ride (where you enter the Viñuela lake with a 8x8 amphibian Argo), surfing, canoeing, kayaking, laser etc. The team can organise a splendid day in the countryside, entirely adapted to suit you and your budget. From a crazy-golf party on a lazy Sunday afternoon to a fully-organised day with activities and lunch/dinner, the sky is the limit at 7th Cielo.


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many Country Cousins live here in Spain returning to the UK frequently or every now and then for two weeks or more assignments. If you are interested in earning between £945 - £1,200 for 15 days (one client) or £1,020 - £1,560 (two clients) by becoming a Country Cousin, please call Jennie or Barry for more information on: 625 807 504 or 952 115 305 (evenings)

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with cash prizes. Now hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call 952 544 362 Every Thursday La Vaqueria Art Class. Informal and fun with professional tuition. 11am 1pm. Tel 952 517 273 (See main add below) Every Friday Chiringuito Carlos Market, 10am - 1.30pm Puente don Manuel.

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Country Market Los Jardines del Trapiche EVERY TUESDAY 9.30 - 1.30 For an extremely organised & fun day out, join us here at our indoor / outdoor market. Lots of varied stalls to browse around and a beautiful seating area for coffees, teas, hotdogs and bacon butties, etc. available at the outside bar Call Anita 627877164 or Chrissie 617811030 for more information. www.countrymarketsspain.com (Junction 272 onto the A356, Vélez Málaga, turn off at El Cruce towards Benamagosa and we are just before the private airport)


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Dates For The Diary (Continued) CardioDance: Learn to Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle. Dance Classes: Also includes Rumba, Sal Cha & Choreographed Routines Keep Fit Classes with or without weights.Your Heart, Your Life, Your Choice. Almeria to Estepona. Hugh Grant 606086300 hughgrant@tiscali.co.uk The "El Valle Asociacion" Based around the Lake Vinuela & surrounding areas. Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Camping Bar on the side of Lake Vinuela (A356). The club organises events,trips and social functions. For further details and timings check the web site. www.el-valle.org. Colmenar District Social Club meet on Wednesdays at the Arco de Sol in Colmenar from 12.30, all are welcome. We have quizzes quest speakers and regular trips and events. Contact Marjorie on 951 163 071 Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 jill.christiansmith.gmail.com CoraXalia International Choir Christmas Programme 10th 8pm The Church of Ntra, Sra del Carmen, Caleta, 11th 7.30pm The Church of Ntra Sra del Rosario, Alcaucín, 17th 8pm Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar, 18th 4pm Church of San Miguel, Nerja, [service of lessons and carols] www.coraxalia.com The first meeting in the New Year of the FHT Axarquia Therapists’Support Group will be on January 25th at the Camping Bar Restaurant at 11am and will be a talk by Christiane Baumgartner on "A Natural Alternative to Hormone Replacement". Christiane will suggest Yoga moves, cell salts and other natural ways

that we can use and benefit from for Mind, Body and Soul. Yoga for hormonal balance, meditation for calming the mind, herbs and good food rich in minerals and as fresh as possible for vitamins for the physical body. Herbs from nature. Schüßler-salts for womens beauty and prevention. The holistic view makes the difference to look younger and feel healthier both inside AND out. All are welcome and further information can be obtained from: jeanlaguita@hotmail.com or tel: 952 030 611 or 619 978 890 or tel:951 321 613 or 663 759 988 or jennywright04@gmail.com Mother & Toddler Group at Torre Montessori Nursery in C/Laureano Casquero s/n Torre del Mar on Thursdays from 10.30 - 12.30pm tel: 633 637 774 CAS Events January 10th, Charity Quiz in aid of CAS at the M T Bar, Punta Lara, Nerja. Question master Mick Stephens. Entrance 3€. Food available. Starts 8.00pm. To book, call Mick on 671 447 397 or Terry on 652 450 383. 19th CAS Quiz Night at Sabor de Amor Restaurant, Playa Burriana, Nerja. Question master Dave Jamieson. Entrance 3€. Quiz starts 9.00pm. Food available beforehand. Book direct with Sabor de Amor on 626 354 183. TO RESERVE: Unless indicated otherwise, telephone the CAS office on 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm). Out of office hours, please call Mike on 95 252 6312/699 948 993. Yo Jive Modern Jive Dance Classes have a great new venue in Torrox Costa. Every Tuesday 8.30pm. Modern Jive is easy, fun and a great way of meeting new people. You dont need a partner come by yourself or bring a friend. Beginners always welcome. Join us Tuesday nights at restaurante parquesol, El Morche, Torrox Costa. on the N-340 between Nerja and Torrox Costa. info@yojive.com


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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar November Events: For more information Tel Merryll on 663 658 354. Visit our web site at: www.rbl-torredelmar.org.uk RBL - Los Romanes Branch We are still a branch of the Royal British Legion. We meet every Tuesday from 12.00 noon until 2.00 pm. at The Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. On the first Tuesday of every month we have menu del dia at the restaurant. Please feel free to come and join us any time, you do not have to be a member. For social contact Lorraine on 952510203. For other contact Margaret on 951 167 600. Visit our web site on www.rbllosromanes.org.uk Golfnutz meet every Wednesday at Santa Clara (Otura, Granada) for golf banter, all abilities welcome. Sense of humour essential. So if you need a change in 2011 then give us a call. Call 617 979 640 or caddy master on 858 702 800. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre Avda. Moscatel 1”I” Torre Del Mar located near garden complex (Old Casa de la Vina) Daily Events Monday – Friday Spanish Lessons, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced 10.00am – 12.30pm, Monday & Friday Computer Know How, come and learn 11.00am – 1.00pm, Monday Half Orange, widows, widowers, and singles Group, Monday German Group. Coffee & Library. 3.00pm – 5.00pm, Tuesday Musical Appreciation Group. Sessions are focused on a composer or period of classical music

3.00pm – 5.00pm, Wednesday Art Group, improve your technique 3.00pm – 5.00pm, Thursday Bible Study 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Thursday Darts. 6.00pm for 6.30pm. Friday Coffee Morning. Refreshments, Boutique, Brica-brac, preserves, library, books for sale 11.00am – 1.00pm, Friday Keep Fit 1.30pm – 2.30pm. For more information and bookings, call in at the centre, open 10.00am – 1.00pm and 3.00pm - 6.00pm, or telephone 952 543 334 or 952 540432 RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment and monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, and we welcome all new and existing RBL members. Tel: 603 879 308 www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/benajarafe BISC - Benajarafe International Social Club We meet every Mon 2.30pm at La Esperanza Cafe/Restaurante, Benajarafe on the coast road at KM 261, we enjoy social, trips,etc for all nationalities. 8th Nov Ladies night, 1st Dec, trip to Gibraltar, 19th Dec x-mas party. Look forward to seeing you there. Call Heather for further details on 634979565. Come Dancing for Cudeca Welcome to our first dance of 2012 on January 21st at 7pm for 7.30pm meal. Best value on the costa at 10€ (meal included). Usual mix of social dancing with a couple of George's easy Scottish dances and easy sequence led by Sheila and Ray. Something for everyone, even those with two left feet. For meal choices of chicken, fish or vegetarian please phone Joyce on 699 156 471or email jjmunns@gmail.com for more information. Donations of raffle prizes very welcome. 5.710€ raised so far for cudeca's hospice

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What’s O n? U3A El Morche. The El Morche University of the Third Age has a variety of learning groups each with a leader. Groups meet regularly to learn in a friendly and enjoyable way. Covering an area from Rincon to Nerja and inland to Viñuela and beyond. We take part in debating, singing, photography, quizzes, walking, computing and much more. Contact us now at www.u3aelmorche.wordpress.com Trapiche Social Club meet every Wednesday from 12 noon - 2pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, Social Activities include card games, skittles, dominoes and occasionally free bingo. Everyone is welcome to join us members and visitors. January events 4th Social meeting, 5th Three Kings Trip to Malaga, 11th AGM & Monthly Lunch, 18th Social Meeting, 25th Social Meeting. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche on Wednesdays between 12.00 & 2.00, or call our dedicated booking line 680 764 130 email trapiche_social_club@yahoo.co.uk Lake Vinuela Social Club We meet every Thurs from midday until approx 2.30 at the Bar Atila in Puente don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet new like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, surprise events and presentations, also a monthly lunch at various restaurants in the area. Our aim is to enjoy ourselves and to raise monies for various local and international charities and organisations. Call: 636 203 135 ABC Dance Group. Learn to ballroom dance with 'Dancing Dave' (former waltz competition winner). Dancing is good exercise as well as good social fun! All welcome on Mondays 5pm to 7pm at Trapiche Restaurant, Call David 952531259 or 617863193 (Mobile) Vinuela Ecological Farmers Market Opposite the Pharmacy. 1st & 3rd Sat each month.

10.30-14.3. Fresh Handmade organic produce. Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Chutney & Jams, Sweets, Tarts, Bread, Pasta & Fresh Sauces, Mustards, Olive Pate, Natural Soap, Fertilizer, etc. APARIV Animal Protection Society 13th January Quiz night to raise money for APARIV with prizes, raffles and food available at Los Morenos Restaurant in Rincon de la Victoria at 8pm. For further info call Stephen 952 514 671. January 18th Sands & C Torrox Costa 7.30pm call 952 967 734, January 27th Viva Bar Torre del Mar 8pm call 952 514 671 Heather Gail Harmen’s drawing and painting classes. Vinuela every Mon and Fri and Torre del Mar every Thurs. Call 952 115 366 / 628 306 371 for details.


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n o i t a m r Info ...In our own random order! Bus Times Call: 952 540 936 Nerja-Malaga 06:30, 07:30, 08:30 08:55, 10:10, 11:10, 12:25, 13:40, 14:55, 15:55, 17:10, 18:40, 19:40, 20:25 Malaga-Nerja 07:00, 08:15, 09:15, 10:30, 11:45, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:15; 17:30; 18:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:30 Expect to pay approx 2.90€ one way and 5.15€ round trip Nerja-Nerja Caves 08:10, 08:25, 09:40, 10:40, 11:50; 11:55, 12:35, 13:10, 13:35, 14:25, 15:25; 16:40; 18:10, 18:55, 19:30, 20:10 Nerja Caves-Nerja 08:45, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 12:50, 13:30, 14:45. 15:45, 17:00 17:45; 18:30; 19:30; 20:15 Expect to pay approx 0.80€ one way Nerja-Torre see Nerja-Malaga times Torre-Nerja 07:45, 09:00, 09:15, 10:00, 11:00, 11:15; 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:45, 16:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:30, 21:00, 22:00. Church services in English Services at inglesia de San Miquel (St, Michael's Church) every Sunday at 12 noon (except during May) and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel, Chinasol). There is a short service of Holy Communion Wednesday's at 9.30am in the Church Shop, Calle Malaga, Nerja. Details of how to find the churches are also available in the Church Shop. Priest in Charge: Father Geoff Johnston Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. Competa - Holy Communion every Sunday at 5.30pm in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta Tel: 952 219 396 Malaga - St. George´s Church in the Engish Cemetery. 11.00am Sundays Tel: 952 219 396 Torre del Mar - Torre Del Mar - Sanysol Residencia, Sundays 10.30am. Tel 952 219 396 anglican communion. Torre del Mar - St Barnabas Church (IERE) Spanish episcopal services in English at 11am, Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays. Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel. 952

Local Police : 091 guardia : 062 Fire : 080 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). roman Catholic - Torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Evangelical - Torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: www.torredelmarchurch.org Torrox Park Community Church meet at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox park. more info: Minister J. hartsmith foy, Tel: 952 532 825 or www.torroxparkchurch.org. Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Wednesday Fellowship - fortnightly 7pm. Midweek activities - Pilates - Tues midday-1pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Art group Thurs 3-5pm, Charity shop/books Fri 10-2pm, Camera club 1st Fri of month 2.30-5pm. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185 Torre del Mar Evangelical Church (Part of the Spanish Evangelical Church in partnership with Presbyterian Church Ireland) Sunday service in English 11.30am. Picasso Room Hotel Torremar off Paseo Larios Torre del Mar Minister Rev. J. Hartsmith Foy Telephone 952 532 825 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. Taxis Torre: 952 540 016, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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weekly Market days Mondays: Torrox Costa Tuesdays: Nerja & Country Farmers Market, at Jardines del Trapiche on the road to Benamagosa. wednesdays; Rincon de la Victoria & Algarrobo Costa Thursdays: Velez Malaga & Torre del Mar & Frigilana Fridays: Puente don Manuel & Cala de Moral Saturdays: Caleta de Velez , Competa & Benajarafe Sundays: Malaga Consulates Uk Opposite the main bus station Edif, Eurocom Bloque Sur C/Mauricio Moro 2-2º- Malaga 952 352 300 ireland Avda, de los Boliches, Nº15 Fuengirola 952 475 108 Netherlands/Dutch Avda, Palma de Mallorca, 57 Edif. Castillo San Louis, bajo 29620 Torremolinos 952 380 888 germany C/Mauricio Moro 2, Malaga 952 363 591 Sweden 952 604 383 France 952 226 590 / 952 214 888 Belgium 952 559 159 Denmark 952 211 797 Luxembourg 952 857 197 Telefonica

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airports Malaga 24-hour information 952 048 484 or 952 048 804 granada 952 048 804 airlines www.easyjet.com www.ryanair.com www.thompsonfly.com www.flymonarch.com www.flybe.com www.bmibaby.com Shops 10am - 2pm - 5pm - 8:30pm (generally) The municipal market (fruit and veg) and the weekly markets are only open mornings. water Supplies Velez Malaga: 952 506 450 Nerja: 952 520 154 Malaga: 952 135 013 railway Stations Malaga: 952 360 202 granada: 958 271 272 Town halls Torre and Velez: 952 500 100 Torrox: 952 538 200 Nerja: 952 548 400 Competa: 952 516 006 rincon: 952 402 300 Malaga: 952 135 000 hospitals Nerja ambulatorio: 952 523 131 Velez Malaga: 951 067 000 iTV Call: 902 575 757 or 952 551 084 www.itvcita.com - Open Mon - Fri 08.00am 18.45pm, Sat: 08:00am - 12.45pm

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) : a h a h s e k o J The only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon “quickie� with their 8-year old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony with a Mars Bar and tell him to report on all the Street activities. Their 8-year old began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation: 'There's a car being towed from the parking lot,' he shouted. 'An ambulance just drove by!' 'Looks like the Anderson 's have company,' he called out. 'Matt's riding a new bike!' 'Looks like the Sanders are moving!' 'Jason is on his skate board!' After a few moments he announced, 'The Coopers are having a shag!' Startled, his mum and dad shot up in bed! Dad cautiously called out, 'How do you know that?' 'Jimmy Cooper is standing on his balcony with a Mars Bar.' ------------------------------------------------------------John was 9 years old and was staying with his grandmother for a few days. He'd been playing outside with the other kids, when he came into the house and asked her, 'Grandma, what's that called when two people sleep in the same bedroom and one is on top of the other?' She was a little taken aback, but she decided to tell him the truth. 'Well, dear, it's called sexual intercourse.' 'Oh,' Little Tony said, 'OK,' and went back outside to play with the other kids. A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily, 'Grandma, it isn't called sexual intercourse. It's called bunk beds and Jimmy's mum wants to talk to you.' ------------------------------------------------------------A husband and wife were having dinner at a very fine restaurant when this absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big open-mouthed kiss, then says she'll see him later and walks away. The wife glares at her husband and says, "Who was that?" "Oh," replies the husband, "she's my mistress." "Well, that's the last straw," says the wife. "I've

had enough, I want a divorce!" "I can understand that, "replies her husband, "but remember, if we get a divorce, it will mean no more shopping trips to Paris, no more wintering in Barbados, no more summers in Tuscany, no more Jaguar in the garage and no more yacht club. But the decision is yours." Just then, a mutual friend enters the restaurant with a gorgeous babe on his arm. "Who's that woman with Ralph?" asks the wife. "That's his mistress," says her husband. "Ours is prettier," she replies. ------------------------------------------------------------As a butcher is shooing a dog from his shop, he sees ÂŁ10 and a note in his mouth, reading: "10 lamb chops, please." Amazed, he takes the money, puts a bag of chops in the dog's mouth, and quickly closes the shop. He follows the dog and watches him wait for a green light, look both ways, and trot across the road to a bus stop. The dog checks the timetable and sits on the bench. When a bus arrives, he walks around to the front and looks at the number, then boards the bus. The butcher follows, dumbstruck. As the bus travels out into the suburbs, the dog takes in the scenery. After awhile he stands on his back paws to push the "stop" button, then the butcher follows him off. The dog runs up to a house and drops his bag on the step. He goes back down the path, takes a big run, and throws himself -Whap!against the door. He does this again and again. No answer. So he jumps on a wall, walks around the garden, beats his head against a window, jumps off, and waits at the front door. A big guy opens it and yells at the dog. The butcher runs up screams at the guy: "What in the world are you doing? This dog's a genius!" The owner responds, "Genius? I don't think so. It's the second time this week he's forgotten his key!" ------------------------------------------------------------Police cordoned off Liverpool City Centre this morning when a suspicious object was discovered in a car. It later turned out to be a tax disk

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Jokes h a h a :) Tired of constantly being broke and stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife with himself as the beneficiary and then arranging to have her killed. A 'friend of a friend' put him in touch with a nefarious dark-side underworld figure who went by the name of 'Artie.' Artie explained to the husband that his going price for snuffing out a spouse was £10,000. The husband said he was willing to pay that amount but that he wouldn't have any cash on hand until he could collect his wife's insurance money. Artie insisted on being paid at least something up front, so the man opened his wallet, displaying the single pound coin that rested inside. Artie sighed, rolled his eyes and reluctantly agreed to accept the pound as down payment for the dirty deed. A few days later, Artie followed the man's wife to the local Tesco Supermarket. There, he surprised her in the produce department and proceeded to strangle her with his gloved hands. As the poor unsuspecting woman drew her last breath and slumped to the floor, the manager of the produce department stumbled unexpectedly onto the murder scene. Unwilling to leave any living witnesses behind, ol' Artie had no choice but to strangle the produce manager as well. However, unknown to Artie, the entire proceedings were captured by the hidden security cameras and observed by the shop's security guard, who immediately called the police. Artie was caught and arrested before he could even leave the premises. Under intense questioning at the police station, Artie revealed the whole sordid plan, including his unusual financial arrangements with the hapless husband who was also quickly arrested. The next day in the newspaper, the headline declared... 'ARTIE CHOKES 2 for £1.00 @ Tesco ------------------------------------------------------------One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike, "My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I'd better see a doctor."

"Listen, you don't have to spend that kind of money," Mike replies. "There's a diagnostic computer down at Aldi's. Just give it a urine sample and the computer will tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. It takes ten seconds and costs 10€. A lot cheaper than a doctor." So, Joe deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Aldi's. He deposits 10€ and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample. He pours the sample into the slot and waits. Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout: "You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity. It will improve in two weeks. Thank you for shopping at Aldi's." That evening, while thinking how amazing this new technology was, Joe began wondering if the computer could be fooled. He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from his wife and daughter, and a sperm sample from himself for good measure. Joe hurries back to Aldi's, eager to check the results. He deposits 10€, pours in his concoction, and awaits the results. The computer prints the following: 1. Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. (Aisle 9) 2. Your dog has ringworm. Bathe him with antifungal shampoo. (Aisle 7) 3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit. Get her into rehab. 4. Your wife is pregnant. Twins. They aren't yours. Get a lawyer. 5. If you don't stop playing with yourself, your elbow will never get better. Thank you for shopping at Aldi. ------------------------------------------------------------I've just had a letter back from Screwfix. they said they regretted to inform me that they're not actually a dating agency ------------------------------------------------------------I was in the pub with my wife last night and I said: "I love you". She said; "Is that you or the beer talking?" I replied: "It’s me talking to the beer".

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s e g a P Puzzle Get Quizical

Hey Diddle Riddle

1. What was a Waltzing Matilda? 2. Who was Pearl on the 1971 album Pearl?

2. On a particular series of throwing dice, the score for the second roll is five more than the score for the first; the score for the third roll is six less than that of the second; the score for the fourth roll is eleven more than that of the third; and the score for the fifth roll is eight less than that of the fourth. What was the score for each of these five throws?

3. What is an Epithalamium? 4. Who played Pink in The Wall? 5. What is a gouge? 6. Which statesman was born David Green? 7. Which bird can count up to 7? 8. What is the hardest grade of pencil? 9. What does a deltiologist collect? 10. How many sides has an Icosahedron? 11. What are comfits?

1. The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?

3. I'm the part of the bird that's not in the sky. I can swim in the ocean and yet remain dry. What am I? 4. At a family reunion were the following people: one grandfather, one grandmother, two fathers, two mothers, four children, three grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, two sons, two daughters, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, and one daughter-in-law. But not as many people attended as it sounds. How many were there, and who were they?

5. Which single letter can be placed at the start and end of _rom_ to form a word? 12. Where is the smallest church in England? Answers on page 109

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Puzzle P ages

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Down

1 Spirited (10)

1 accommodation for road travellers (5)

7 Naked runner (8)

2 Up-current of air (7)

8 Name of 5 (4)

3 Expanse of water (4)

9,15 Dorset resort (4,5)

4 Clerical or choral garment (8)

10 Explain (7) 12,14 Careful not to cause offence to the disadvantaged (11,7) 16 Old Testament prophet (4) 19 Stopper — advertisement (4) 20 wreckers of machinery (8) 21 Fortune-teller using zodiac (10)

5 Of considerable importance (5) 6 Evasive (6) 11 One insisting on correctness (8) 12 in bad health (6) 13 Supposedly suicidal rodent (7) 15 See 9 17 Slanderous denigration of character (5) 18 Object of worship (4)


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s n g i S r Sta Mystic Mag starts all over again to tell you what’s new for January 12… Capricorn – The moon has moved in to your ‘good for nothing’ chart and it will remain that way for most of the year in fact. Hard cheese! Lucky sign – A ray of sun Aquarius – You are planning a big move, but make sure you wait until the moment is right as otherwise disaster could loom. Lucky sign – Tick Tock Pisces – This year you want to get married, but first you must find a partner that can endure you throughout the years ahead. So get looking. Lucky sign – Speed dating? Aries – Be careful of your money this month. It doesn’t grow on trees, so it’s no good pretending that it does. And in any case, all trees wither from time to time. Lucky sign – Fruits Taurus – If the pen has run out of ink then buy a new pen. It’s really not that difficult. Lucky sign – A new pen (lid and all) Gemini – If you want to fix it then it must be broken. Don’t try and fix something that isn’t broken, as that won’t work in the law of all averages. Lucky sign – Glue Cancer – Education is the key to success so

why not check out what long distance learning courses are available to you as you fizzle your lifeless days away. Lucky sign – Learning something (anything...) Leo – Don’t get too excited too soon, as excitement is a very clever feeling, that doesn’t like to show its face too much. Best off to be less excited and feel the calm. Lucky sign – Yo man! Virgo – Everything that happens for you in January is really, totally meant to be. It will all just unravel, as if it was waiting all along for the right time to happen. Lucky sign – Cotton reel Libra – Nobody likes being wrong, least of all you Librans. But unfortunately we all are from time to time and it’s your turn. Lucky sign – Wrong with a capital W Scorpio – The year bursts into action for you Scorpions and sets the scene for the whole of 2012. Lucky sign – Vroooooom Sagittarius – I’m not picking up anything for you Sags this month. That either means that nothing much is going to happen at all, or it’s out of my radar. Lucky sign – Aliens And if it is your Birthday this month.....Well it’s not, it was mine last month and you all missed it!

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7. The war Of The Stray Dog (October 23 - November 2, 1925) Casualties: 52

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9. The war Of The Oaken Bucket (1325-1337) Casualties: unknown 8. The Paraguayan war (1864-1870) Casualties: 400,000

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Top ten failed asassinations that would have changed history... 10. Charles De gaulle 1962 Attempt by: Maverick French Air Force officer 9. gamal Nasser 1954 Attempt by: unknown

6. The aroostook war (December 1838-November 1839) Casualties: 550

8. andrew Jackson 1835 Attempt by: unknown 7. ronald reagan 1981 Attempt by: John Hinkley

5. The Pig war (June-October 1859) Casualties: One pig 4. Three hundred and Thirty Five year war (1651-1986) Casualties: None 3. The Football war (June 14-20 1969) Casualties: 3,000 2. The Moldovan-Transdniestrian war (March 2 - July 21 1992) Casualties: 1,300 1. The Emu war (November 11 - 18 1932) Casualties: 2,500 emus

6. Benito Mussolini 1926 Attempt by: an Irish woman 5. Franklin roosevelt 1933 Attempt by: Giuseppe Zangara 4. abraham Lincoln 1864 Attempt by: John Wilkes Booth 3. Vladimir ilyich Lenin 1918 Attempt by: Fanya Kaplin 2. wilhelm ii 1901 Attempt by: an anarchist 1. adolf hitler 1944 Attempt by: Claus von Stauffenberg

get Quizical answers 1. Australian swagman’s Knapsack, 2. Janis Joplin, 3. Wedding hymn, 4. Bob Geldof, 5. Chisel, 6. David Ben-Gurion, 7. Raven, 8. 4H, 9. Postcards, 10. 20 11. Sugar coated seeds, 12. Culbone by Exmoor Forest. riddle Diddle answers 1. A coffin, 2. A. 10 is the score for the first roll, 15 is the score for the second roll, 9 is the score for the third roll, 20 is the score for the fourth roll, 12 is the score for the fifth roll. 3. A shadow, 4. There were two little girls and a boy, their parents, and their father's parents, totalling seven people. 5. Aroma.

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rENaULT CLiO, 1996, ITV new, A/C, lot of new parts (cooler, brakes, tyres, front screen, tooth belt, v-belt etc.) 1.400€, call 606 423 869 JEEP ChrySLEr wraNgLEr 4.0 L 2002, petrol, red, ITV May 2011, Spanish registered LHD, road tax paid. Only 82379km. Towing hook V. good condition. 6800€. Tel: 699757798.

Properties For Sale/Rent

TOrrOX PUEBLO LargE TOwNhOUSE 150sqm and terrace. In need of rebuild with plans. Paperwork in order. Call: 609 931 224 / 616 743 628 18,000€. NErJa - House for long-term rent, 3 beds, newly renovated, community pool, peaceful area, parking. 600€ p/month Call: 635 119 078

Fully Fitted Kitchen A/C & Open Fire Large Sun Terrace, Wifi Available 300€ per month Tel: 633722792 Or UK No. 0044 (0) 1579 340624 Contact Debi: clpsales@msn.com

FOR SALE Futurmat Rimini Coffee Machine 2 outlets, hot water and milk spout Excellent condition serviced October suitable for bar 400€

iNVESTMENT OPPOrTUNiTy, one bedroom, first floor flat above shops in Sidcup, Kent. Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom/wc, own parking space. 30mins train to London Bridge. Price £109,950, possible income £6,600 year after agents fees. Call: 675 391 967

Telephone Lisa 636081290 or call into Bar Triana, Triana.

FOr SaLE TiMBEr ChaLET in a secure community near Velez Malaga near the sea and golf course. Call 627 848 840.

We are Iberdrola the alternative energy supplier. We are looking for top sales people from the Axarquia area. If this is you!!! Email me on: sascha@midastelecom.com or call me on: 952 534 954 between 10 am-4 pm

ViLLa wiTh POOL in Canillas de Albaida, 3 beds, 2 baths, Air-Cond, Kitchen, plot 6.500 m2. Special Price: 190.000 EUR. Tel: 609 179 550 waNTED: Plot of minimim 1.000 m2 or detached house of min. 3 beds (old or new), 1st beach line, between Nerja and Malaga. Tel: 609 179 550 or emailx01@gmail.com

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LaND FOr SaLE, 2100sqm, Fantastic views of Maroma, suitable for caravan, concrete track, Elec/water on plot. 25,000€ 693 269 766 TOwNhOUSE FOr SaLE Charming town house in Riogordo. 3 bed, lounge with log burner, fitted kitchen/diner, terrace, parking. Reduced to €119,000. Tel 606 734 012

BraND NEw LargE 4 BEDrOOM, TOwNhOUSE 3 bathroom for sale or rent in Riogordo. €195,000 to buy €550 PCM to rent. More details and photos www.riogordohouse.com. Tel: 676 851 135 email info@riogordohouse.com hOUSE FOr SaLE in Velez Malaga.137sq. 69sq of open plan lounge diner and kitchen. 2 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (one en suite bathroom). Each bedroom has a terrace. Roof terrace with views of Velez. Air con and log burner. Street parking. 5 mins from townhall. 179.000€ Call 615 266 712.

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This one bed, one bath apartment is situated just two minutes away from the beautiful sandy beach of El Morche. It has a separate kitchen, balcony, marble floors, communal swimming pool and it comes fully furnished. It's an ideal starter home or holiday home.

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MariCh’ Language School is looking for a nice & experienced ENGLISH NATIVE SPEAKER TEACHER to teach English to adults/juniors ca. 8 hrs monthly. Info: Azucena 633-78-06-87 info@academiamarich.com

Items For Sale "BiSONTE" Woodburning stove with fan 56cm high, 59cm wide 50cm Depth. 295€ Tel: 645 444 064 SaNyO VhS Video Cassette Recorder 35€ Tel: 645 444 064 DiShwaShEr aEg 150€ gUN wiTh PLOMBS 45€ Torrox Tel: 648 601 570 2 COMFOrTaBLE SOFaS: 3-seater (195 cm.) & 2-seater (170 cm.). “Box”-shaped with scatter cushions & loose covers in terracotta

colour. 85€ each or 150€ the pair. Tel: 616 517 836. SECOND haND aMEriCaN hOT TUB for sale, 5 seater, excellent condition, with instructions, installed but never used. 2,500€ o.n.o. Call: 952 550 323 / 616 119 007 Transportation can be arranged at extra cost.

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wEscuela La Crujia rural B&B/guesthouse in a pretty converted schoolbuilding. 5 minutes from Velez-Malaga. Tel. 606 010 580. Email: escuelalacrujia@gmail.com

wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wreformers Terence Mitchell - Renovations & Refurbishments. Professional builders with over 20 years experience. Tiling, painting, plumbing, electricity. Free advice, no obligations. Tel: 664 459 868. terryseatonreformas@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/terryseatonreformas wPJM Construction. Professional builder experienced in all types of construction from routine maintenance to new builds. Happy to supply references from many satisfied customers. Call now for a no obligation quote 625 348 406 info@pjmilton.com wJohn housby, Building, Plastering, Tiling & Painting. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414. Email: rosemary.housby@gmail.com wr&D Construction and Maintenance Services, with over 30 years experience, English plastering, reforms, plumbing, electrics, walls, tiling and painting, all aspects of building work, property maintenance and management. Call Robert 619 232 025 or David 622 379 413 email, rd.construction@yahoo.com

AIR CONDITIONING w For air Conditioning call Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar w For reliable and honest servicing, Repairs, Re-Gas and Installations of A/C & Pool Heating at competitive rates by a qualified Technician. Call “Polarair “ Tel: Susie or Peter on 655211192 / 658418093

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

BOOKSHOPS wPasatiempo Calle Infantes 32, Torre del Mar, 952 543 703, www.bookshoppasatiempo.com

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


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CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

wLT Construction - is a building company based in the Velez Malaga area. We specialise in all aspects of design, building license application and construction, we have over 14 years of expertise in creating individual building solutions for our clients. Our local knowledge of the land and its soil types - and how best to deal with the challenges posed by them means that we are the best-suited company to advise you on your building requirements. Call Lee Talbot on 659324586 info@ltconstruction.es www.ltconstruction.es

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

CAR ACCESSORIES

wregistered Chiropodist/Nurse of 20 years. New in Velez Malaga. Offers the following services:- Foot and hand care (diabetic, veruccas, fungus nails, ingrown toenails). Also home visits. Post hospital aftercare including physio. Call Teresa: 695 243 238 wPhilippe Druart D.C., grad. from AECC (GB) and USA, 30 years exp., opens a chiropractic clinic in Frigiliana, C/ Blas Infante, 2 bajo. Consultations: Monday from 16.30 to 20.30, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 to 14.00 and by appointment. Tel. 951 708 672 & 678 691 387. Email: druphil@yahoo.fr

wwindow Tinting, A mobile service for your convenience, ITV legal & certified. Cut out annoying glare. Stop U/V. Protect Children & pets. Be Cool. Enjoy the sun don't suffer it! Call Ian 902 888 176/ 644 546 176

CAR HIRE wCar hire, Lowest rates in Southern Spain. UK Company. www.spanish-cars.com

CAR PARTS wMalaga Car Parts,for the best value car parts in Southern Spain, Torrox Costa 952 530 531

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

CAR AND VAN RENTAL wOne way car & van hire, UK, France and Spain. Call: 952 541 147

CARPENTERS wandrew rodgers 20 years experience in kitchens, wardrobes, shelving, aluminium door & windows. Call the Window Doctor for any window problem. Roller shutter blinds, mosquito blinds, security locks, repairs and renewals reasonable rates, Tel: 660 597 894 email: rodgersfamilyinspain@yahoo.co.uk wCarpenter 35 years experience. All types of woodwork considered from bespoke windows to fitted wardrobes doors to staircases. City & Guilds 10 years in Spain. For more information and a no obligatory quote call Martin: 618 295 009

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

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

CLEANING wDone & Dusted, for all your cleaning requirements, for your home, holiday rentals, cleaning during your holiday stay, pool cleans, general maintenance, repairs and gardening. Competitive rates. Call Juliet 692 437 039 Deb 622 863 255 Dave 622 379 413 or Rob 619 232 025 Email: done.dusted@ymail.com wFiona’s Cleaning Services. Spring Cleans, Regular House Cleans, Holiday Rental Cleans, And End Of Lease Cleans. We Love The Jobs You Hate! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! Phone: 687 285 275 Email: fionascleaning@hotmail.com

COMPUTERS wPCTorrox.com All computer problems solved. Torrox/Nerja and surrounding areas. Free Advice. No Fix No Fee. Hardware, Software and Website solutions. PC service - only 50â‚Ź. Call Rab on: 952 967 124 or 645 236 259. wComputer help.Troubleshooting & Repairs. New PCs supplied with Windows in English. WiFi installations. Reasonable rates. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. Patient & professional. Call David on 952 54 96 07 or 654 899 976.


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Business Listing COMPUTERS (cont) wComputer Problems? Help is at hand. Upgrades, repairs, hardware and software problems solved, NO FIX - NO FEE. Advice on buying and setting up the right computer for you. Tuition from complete beginners to advanced, get the most out of your PC. Call David Fleck on: 952 510 729 / 620 328 382 email: david@technophobe.es www.technophobe.es

DAMP CONTROL wProfessional control of all rising and penetrating dampness in your home, including leaking terraces etc. Long term solutions and cures for any damp problem at affordable prices, please ring: 666 991 041 for further advice and free survey without obligation.

DENTISTRY wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: clinicaeuropatorroxcosta@gmail.com British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148. www.ianpettdentalcare.com wDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at Spanish prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German, Spanish and Italian. Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 105pm www.dentadanes.com

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

DRAIN CLEARANCE wwayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030

DRESSMAKER wDressmaker/Seamstress, with over 20 years experience. High quality, reliable service for alterations, soft furnishings and dressmaking. Call Elaine on 629 610 919. Located Puente Don Manuel/Periana area. Very reasonable rates. No

job too small.

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician. For all your electrical needs and problems. Fault find ing/Lighting and Power/Electric gates and Inter coms/Pool and water Pumps, Rewires/Upgrades. Over 40 years exp. Tel Stefan 610 048 919 elec trocutester@gmail.com wElectrician - Lakeside Property Services, 24 hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357

EST AGENTS/PROPERTY RENTALS wSpanish Management Puente Don Manuel, Alcaucin (next to Morenos Bar) 666 135 516 or 650 702 258 Email: officespanishmanagement@yahoo.co.uk Web:www.spanishmanagement.com

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wab ax Properties 650 193 777 Website:  www.abaxproperties.com wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306, www.fleming-properties.com waxarquia Properties S.LCall; 626 038 851 or 952 436 781www.axarquiaproperties.com Email: sallyharrison@axarquiaproperties.com wBuy a home Spain/rent 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. info@rentahomespain.com Website: www.rentahomespain.com

FASHION wukfashioninspain.com Wholesalers, manufacturers & designers of premier British fashion labels. Tel: 966 191 560 / Mob: 676 059 997 email: info@ukfashioninspain.com

FURNITURE wLargest range of furniture on the Costas. Guaranteed lowest prices. Quality furniture from the UK. WWW.nerjasofas.es wCudeca Second Hand Furniture Shop, 952 545 212 Calle Infantes 48, Torre del Mar (by Thursday market) Mon-Fri 10.00-13.30 and 17.30-19.30. Saturdays 10.00-13.30 only. If you wish to donate furniture please call Melanie on 638 108 564


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Business Listing GARDENING SERVICES wPool and garden maintenance. Good rates Call Keith 952 554 514 / 674 526 968 wred Palm Beetles, Wasps, Ants, Woodlice, Mice, Rats and all pests. Processionary Moths. Call us for treatment and disposal of these garden problems. Tel: 657 165 373

GREETINGS CARDS wTarjetas. Rosemary George. For all occasions, English & Spanish. Organic, Handmade & much more Supplying to shops, bars, clubs & individuals. Telephone: 617 979 640 Email: algomas4u@googlemail.com

walcaucín horse riding, Lessons, trekking kids club on Sat 10am start. Ring Charlotte for more info. 620 609 374. Website: www.horseshoeranchspain.webs.com

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

INTERNET SERVICES

wSusanna's Mobile hairdressing Services. National Beauty Institute (UK) trained. Please telephone 693 384 270 or 0044 844 3089078

wriosat:SL, High speed internet and telephone services for home, business, offices, hotels, bars and restaurants etc. SDSL & ADSL packages available. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: info@riosat.com Web: http// www.riosat.com wBroadband 4spain.com - 951 239 888 Avenida Torrox 1, Competa (near Eloys bar).

HEALTH & BEAUTY

INTERPRETERS

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

winterpreter - English/Spanish - based in Vélez-Málaga. English nationality, but fluent Spanish and extensive experience. Inexpensive hourly rates. Confidentiality guaranteed. Call Toni to discuss your requirements. 952557733 / 606010580

HEATING

wwrought iron gates and bars made to order also repairs and painting onsite welding please call Steve for a quote on 633337619

HAIRDRESSING

winfrasol infrared heating Systems, Infrared Panels for inside your home STOPS DAMP, economical to run. Easy Installation, No maintenance, Outside Heaters for your terrace, winter rooms and smoking areas. Call for quote 952967015 sales@infrasol.eu.com wredwell® – the leading brand in Infrared Heating Systems. White panels and designs like mirrors, pictures, glass etc. Low consumption, low running time due to partial storage material inside. Prevents damp. Contact/showroom: Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa, call 952 539 742, sscharler@gmx.de, www.redwell.com

HOLIDAY LETS wVillas to Let Privately owned luxury villas to let. 627820669 www.villaslet.com 958364016

HORSE RIDING

IRONWORK

KENNELS AND CATTERY wwagtails boarding kennels for cats and dogs. Dogs walked 3 times a day in 36,000 sq metres fenced land. Phone Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935 or www.wagtails.es wThe Dog house While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Email:philipclayton_1@msn.com Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available.

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Business Listing KENNELS AND CATTERY (cont) whome From home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, fun and cuddles. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail:riogordo@mail.com www.homefromhome.weebly.com. Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses. wLas Nenas kennels, the best east of Malaga, we care about the dogs, long walks 3 times daily. Try us, you will not regret. Bente and Jorgen 646 271 895

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

LOCKSMITHS wLocksmith - All types of locks supplied and fitted. Also Rejas supplied & fitted to your requirments. Call Sid on 658 347463 for a quick & reliable service

MACHINE HIRE wSaxon SL JCB Digger Hire. New machine Good rates. Velez Malaga Call: 678 23 22 53 or 662 39 83 72

MARKET GOODS wMr Clutter Wants your Goods, House and garage clearances, shops and bars - old stock, any item considered. Call David: 686 375 089 - or if preferred email a list to cullimores@hotmail.com. Cash available and efficient service, Now buying Antiques,Gold & Jewellery wCash paid. For House and Garage Clearance. Best prices. Get quote. All items considered. Ring Martin on 960 854 154 0R 616 812 765.

MEDICAL CENTRES wDr. Bernadette Veeger General Medicine 952 532 065, 617 913 196. Consultations by appointment and house visits. English, EspaĂąol, Deutsch, Francais, Nederlands. Centro

Mar y Salud, Paseo MarĂ­timo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, www.centromarysalud.com

METALWORK wSteelwork, stainless steel, staircases, balustrades, gates, grills, repairings, etc. Call for a free quote 606 656 008

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

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

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

OSTEOPATHY wOsteopathy for the whole family. Gentle and specific treatment of the whole body, also for children and pregnant mums. Member of the General Osteopathic Council and the Spanish Osteopathic register. Call: 622 078 432 or email: clem.dupl@hotmail.fr

PAINTERS wPainting, Decorating and General Property Maintenance Tel: 630 842 978

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

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

PLASTERERS wEnglish Plasterer - good rates. Call Nigel 620 256 092 wStockton Plastering and Damp Services Time served plasterer 30 years experience in all aspects of plastering and damp proofing. Insurance approved and fully legal. Call 648 243 656 for a no obligation quotation or visit www.stocktonplastering.sm4.biz

PLUMBERS wJohn Folland Plumbing & heating: All jobs from a dripping tap to fully fitted kitchens/bathrooms. No call out charge. Tel John: 622 050 803 or 622 180 606 wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares. wSur integral Plumbing and Electrical Services Domestic & Commercial plumbing & electrical Call: 666 715 215

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

PROPERTY & POOL CARE wExperienced, professional and reliable all year service. Caring for your Property, Pool and People. References available on request. Call Ron: 637 995 088, ppp247@hotmail.co.uk www.pppaxarquia.com wOne Stop Solutions, Pool & property maintenance and repair, building work, decorating, holiday lettings, cleaning, interpreting, house / pet sitting. Phone Gillon 608 969 625 for quote.

PROPERTY RENTALS wBuy a home Spain/rent a home Spain, C/ Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio

Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar

Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: info@rentahomespain.com Website: www.rentahomespain.com

PROPERTY SALES wwww.myproperty-finder.com Buy - Sell Rent - Exchange 20 Year Title (Escritura) Insurance sales@myproperty-finder.com Tel: 95 251 6494 or 609 179 550

REMOVALS w2Js removals Ltd, House Clearances, UKSpain-UK, Local and International removals, Reliable service, free quotes, no job too small. Fully insured. Call: June or John 649 662 012 / 618 846 868 Email: jmcc1957@yahoo.co.uk wUk-Spain-Uk removals. Complete van loads or just 1 item. We are in the UK every 2 weeks. Pay for just 1 way. Nerja Sofas 608091660 or 951247240 nerjasofas@hotmail.com wC&D removals, Local and International, 2 men, 1 van, 20€ p/hr. Call: 622 222 361 wMan with a Van, 7.5 tonne capacity, Ikea collections and fitting long and short haul, also roofing and decorating services. Call Steve 633 337 619 email swtransit@gmail.com

RESTAURANTS wTaj Mahal (Torre del Mar ) Avda. Anadalucia, Blq. Jupiter, Pasaje Timon 2, C/Timon. Tel: 952 547 798 wTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 or 667 934 731 wTaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra Vacional - 340 next to Post Office. 952 534 972 / 634 051 635 wrestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831 wLight of india Torrox’s original Indian restaurant Tel: 951 239 670 / 677 334 721

ADVERTISE HERE FROM JUST 5 EUROS PER MONTH JUST 60 EUROS FOR THE YEAR Call: 664 210 468 sales@thesentinella.com


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Business Listing SATELLITE T.V. wTotal Satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. Email:philbraid@hotmail.com wSky Shop Torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wSat. Co. Freesat HD & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call TOM 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm

SECURITY wPerfect alarm SL Protects your home and family. For a free demonstration call: 608 517 661 or visit their website: www.perfectalarm.com

SIGN MAKERS wredhouse Signmakers. Suppliers and designers of all types of signs - shops, pavement boards, estate agency for sale boards, vehicle advertising, banner stands and more. New telephone number: 675 091 982. Email redhousesigns@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.redhousesigns.com

SOLAR wSolar Solutions, Sales & Servicing. We cover solar hot water, solar electricity (PV), Solar (PV) windmills, Solar pool heating and Pellet central heating systems. For more info visiti Trapiche market every Tuesday or call Andrew 660 597 894 - Spanish and English spoken. Email: andrewthecarpenter@gmail.com

SOLICITORS wC&D Solicitors Specialists in Real Estate, Civil and Tax Law. Tel: 952 532 582 www.cdsolicitors.net or email:info@cdsolicitors.net wDel Prado & Partners, specialists in many areas of Spanish Law. Call: 952 52 72 74 / 952 52 17 47 www.delpradoandpartners-es.com

SPAS & SAUNAS wTime Out Spas & Saunas. Serving The Costa del Sol for more than 10 Years. Hundreds of Spas Installed! We service all Brands

of Spas so come to us - we are the Professionals. 952 52 43 94 www.timeoutspas.com

SPECIALIST HEALTH & BEAUTY TREATMENTS wOxford Skin Clinics offering specialist treatments including, Lipo by Laser and Non Laser Tattoo removal as well as a range of La Cure bauty products. Tel: 634 348 179/672 583 776, Email: osc.malaga@gmail.com or visit our website www.oxfordskinclinics.co.uk

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

WINDOW TINTING wMobile service itv legal Solar reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts stop fading, heat ,glare, save money on cooling make living in the sun comfortable. 958 496 571-644 546 176 solarshadetinting@gmail.com

Advertise here from just 5€ a month (based on 12 months) 3 months - 30 euros 6 months - 40 euros 12 months - 60 euros Call: 664 210 468 Email: sales@thesentinella.com


Avda. Andalucia, 125-A, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 601 / 649 123 068 Avda. Andalucia, 64 (near ‘Las Yucas’), Torre del Mar Tel: 952 965 724 www.casa-terreno.net info@casa-terreno.net

Benajarafe - ref.: 3047

Lovely chalet (192m2) situated in a quiet urbanisation directly on the coast, very well connected to Malaga (20 min drive), Torre del Mar and Vélez-Málaga (10 min drive). A few restaurants and bars to enjoy lovely sunrises and sunsets at the beach can be reached easily by walking just 3 minutes. The chalet is surrounded by a tropical mature garden (550m2 plot) and several terraces, built in an andalusian style with nice arches. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, big lounge and dining room with fireplace, an independant guest apartment all fully furnished, two kitchens, a huge garage and storage room offers a comfortable and spacious lifestyle as residential or holiday accommodation.

Price: reduced by 74,000€ to only

175,000€

SAFARI LOUNGE Hot Stone

ANGUS Argentina MRS. Rump steak 200 gr. MR. Rump steak 300 gr. The Queen 400 gr. The King 500 gr. Tenderloin MRS. Filet steak 180 gr. MR. Filet steak 250 gr. The Queen 330 gr. The King 400 gr. Pork Fillet MRS. Pork 180 gr. MR. Pork 250 gr.

12.90 € 16.90 € 21.90 € 25.90 € 15.90 € 19.90 € 23.90 € 27.90 € 11.90 € 19.90 €

Sword fish with King Prawns 12.90 €

Paseo de Larios, 38 (on corner at beach end) Torre del Mar Tel: 952 541 343 / 606 852 412 www.safari-lounge.com

King Prawns 11.90 € All dishes are served with salad and fries. 1€ extra -Baked Potato Pepper, Roquefort or Red-Wine Sauce


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

PUENTE DON MANUEL FP0579 2 A 143m , three bedroom villa with garage and pool on an easily maintained plot of 420m2 located in a quiet cul de sac and rEDUCED TO 200,000€ close to all amenities NERJA

FP0742 This 2 bedroom apartment with terrace overlooking the communal pool and gardens is in the centre of Nerja. Off road parking within the communal OFFErS iNViTED 129,000€ area available A HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR FRIENDS & CLIENTS

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