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The Grapevine Magazine initially started as The Competa Magazine and was also distributed in Canillas de Albaida, Archez and Sayalonga . Due to increasing advertisers in different areas, the magazine ...

The Grapevine Magazine initially started as The Competa Magazine and was also distributed in Canillas de Albaida, Archez and Sayalonga . Due to increasing advertisers in different areas, the magazine naturally expanded to Lake Vinuela, Puente don manuel, Torre del mar, el Morche Torrox Costa and Torrox Pueblo. And finally this year, we have started to distribute the magazine in Nerja. The Grapevine Magazine is successful due to its local content, information, articles written by locals, professional look and affordable advertising rates.

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  • www.thegrapevine.es October 2012 Issue 90Grapevine Magazine Air-conditioning Property Sales for Cómpeta Heating & Solar energy & surrounding areas (+34) 620 914 104 www.inland-property.com Tel: 952 96 78 03www.brogan-properties.eu Tel: ( 0034 ) 952 55 34 98 www.malagaclima.com
  • Solutions 4 U More Than Just An Estate AgentOffice Address: El Atajo, Opp. Villa Chile, Competa Tel & Fax (00 34) 952 55 38 07 Email: Info@solutions4u-competa.com Web Pages: www.solutions4u-competa.com Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34Quality Villa, Near Cómpeta Village Ref. 643 173m² Property 2 Bedrooms (can convert more) 2 Bathrooms Fitted Kitchen Large Glassed Conservatory Garage Swimming PoolPrice: 299,000 Euros SOLE AGENT Really Worth Viewing!New Villa with Pool, Competa Ref. 655 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Fitted Kitchen Lounge & Dining Area Air Con. Units 2500m2 Land Swimming Pool BBQ Terrace Petanca Piste &Price: 275,000 Euros Covered Terrace Plus Legal Services English Legal Advisor & Experienced Lawyer Specializing In: Independent Sale/Purchase Conveyancing Property Legalisations Catastro & Border Corrections Addition of Pools or Extensions to Title Deed Properties without Deeds Independent Sale/Purchase Conveyancing Court Cases A Quick, Professional & Impartial Service Call for a FREE consultation – Estimates Given Get your Property papers checked out. Dont lose a sale due to paperwork inconsistencies. Solutions 4 U – easy parking right outside the office On the Torrox/Sayalonga Rd junction, ½ kilometer before Cómpeta
  • Editors Note... Thanks to those of you who sent in photographs to us, some of which we have put on our Grapevine facebook page. We chose an especially good one for this months front cover. This photo was taken by Karen Ann Jones who lives in North Wales. She took the picture in April on holiday whilst visiting her parents in Competa. Photography has become a passionate hobby of Karens’s after her husband gave her a DSLR camera for a present last Christmas. Please do keep sending in the photographs, maybe next months front cover could be your photo! The Grapevine would like to encourage you all to go and get your tickets for this years Campo Panto production of Aladdin.Front Cover: Competa Church Performances are on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th November and Saturdayby Karen Ann Jones 1st December. Tickets for the productions are on sale at Todo Papel and Sugar and Spice in Competa. (See advert on page 16)SALES HOTLINE : 637 028 873 Finally, congratulations to Lidy de Ruiter who won last months : grapevinesales find the wine glass competition and wins a facial at EGO hair and beauty in Competa. Keep looking for the wine glass in this edition as the prize is : grapevinesales@gmail.com a meal for two. : www.thegrapevine.es . : Grapevine Magazine Axarquia Enjoy and keep reading (and looking!) The EditorOctober WeatherDays with rainfall: 4 DaysAvg Max Temperature: 23.4 cHours of Sunshine : 7.1 p/dayThe weather data is for guidanceonly and is the average monthly Inside This Month 30maximum for the Costa del Sol 30 The Life of Spice Sugar & Spice in Competa talkNo part of this publication may be the future.used or reproduced or scannedwithout prior consent ofThe Grapevine Magazine. 36 Homes and Gardens Show Charlie Dimmock is coming to theThe Grapevine Magazine accepts Costa del Sol.no responsibility for any 38 Meet the Builder 46alterations to events listed, claimsmade by our advertisers or Get to know the local builders andinformation provided by our tradesmen in your area.contributors. 46 Mirabilis JalapaDEPOSITO LEGAL: More Campo Cuttings withNO. MA-711-2005 Lorraine Cavanagh. www.todo-todo.co.uk Child Car Seats Play Pens Mountain Bikes Stairgates High Chairs Travel Cots TODO CASA - Wheelchairs Booster Seats HIRE SERVICES and much more... Todo Papel, Avenida de la Constitución, 31, Cómpeta, email: info@todo-todo.co.uk 952 553 7558 The Grapevine3 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • CERRO GORDOA 400m2 plus luxury villa building project on a plot of 1,000m2 with outstanding views. Alllicenses obtained, excellent access. Price reduced to 395,000 euros REF: ZTM3440TORROX / FRIGILIANAA superbly located villa on a plot of 5,655m2, outstanding views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,private pool, a/c, double glazed. Price towards 460.000 euros REF: ZTM3730
  • CANILLAS DE ALBAIDACountry villa with great charm. Bordering the national park. 2 bedrooms plus guest apartment. Priced to sell 250.000 euros REF: ZTM3830SALARES CÓMPETA TORROX COSTASpacious villa with selfcontained apartment, Well situated townhouse with 2 bedrooms Two storey villa on mature development, just tenfabulous views. Total 5 bedrooms and 3 and roof terrace offering views over the minutes walk to the beach. 3 bedrooms, 4bathrooms, pool, garage. Gas central village. bathrooms, large garage. Included in the price is a Ford Focus, two scooters and a motorbike. Soldheating. fully furnished.Price 345.000 euros REF: ZTM3926 Price 79.000 euros REF: ZTM3936 Price 295.000 euros REF: ZTM3941CÓMPETA CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA CÓMPETATwo villas, with total of 5 beds and 3 Lovely renovated village house with large Modern townhouse in the upper part ofbathrooms, both with spacious living/dining roofterrace and great views! 3 bedrooms and town. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, largeareas and fully fitted kitchens. Pool. 2 bathrooms, large kitchen. Very well priced garage, communal pool.Price 349.000 euros REF: ZTM3857 Price 125.000 euros REF: ZTM3901 Price 149.000 euros REF: ZTM3958 Property sales: . www.teamespana.com / www.inland-property.com Nerja, C/Carmen 4 – alongside the church on the balcontel: (+34) 95 252 7300 mob: (+34) 69 675 4724 fax: (+34) 95 296 6116
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  • Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areasSedella, Villa (V268) 205,000€ Archez, (T117) 175,000€An immaculate property set in a spectacular location within easy A large, bright, property with 4 dbl bedrooms, all en-suite, poss towalking distance of the village. 2 dbl bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living create a 5th suite. Sitting room, dining kitchen, 2 store rooms, utilityroom, breakfast kitchen, mature gardens, pool, stunning views. room, large roof terrace.Cómpeta, Cortijo (F266) 299,000€ Cómpeta, Townhouse (T068) 110,000€A fully restored property with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, A fascinating and unique reformed property. 2 bedrooms, livingdining room, large sitting room, study, central heating, gardens and room, kitchen, bathroom, study/3rd bedroom, 2 store rooms, roofa swimming pool. Excellent access, tarmac all the way. terrace and a garden.Cómpeta, Villa (T251) 249,000€ Cómpeta, Villa (V267) 375,000€A superb villa presented in excellent order and situated in a peaceful A spacious villa with 3 dbl bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan livinglocation with views to the Mediterranean Sea. 3 bedrooms, 2 room, breakfast kitchen, utility room, impressive outdoor kitchen,bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, terraces, gardens and terraces, pool, enormous garage /store.pool. www.brogan-properties.eu info@brogan-properties.eu (+34) 620 914 104 (+34) 951 321 359
  • NEWS IN SPAINNews from the AxarquiaT he Spanish public debt has T Sources at the airport indicated he owners of the illegally reached another record at that the woman was in the built houses in Málaga 75.9% of G.D.P. debt, and employees car park when she province which have beenthat is the highest level in a was hit by a SEAT Toledo. A affected by fire, will receivecentury. The total debt has spokesperson from the Madrid compensation. Centralincreased 14% in the second police indicated the woman was Government has guaranteed thequarter and now stands at 804 by herself at the time. Ambulance money provided the owner canbillion 388 million €. The debt is workers from Samur found the prove his of her ownership with anincreasing faster in the central woman already with a IBI receipt, the tax on goods andadministration rather than the cardiopulmonary arrest, and property. However, theregions. The numbers have been despite working on her for 30 Government Sub Delegate, Jorgereleased for the second quarter by minutes there was nothing they Hernández Mollar, confirmed thatthe Bank of Spain, and show that could do to save her. the homes which are secondcentral administration debt rose residency will not be paid Aby 4.4% to 617.5 billion €, which fter talks with the compensation, which ranges fromrepresents 58.3% of the GDP. Government the three 2,500 to 18,000 €, The period forDebts in the regions have largest petrol companies in the applications for help has beenincreased less, up 2.8% to reach Spain, Repsol, Cepsa and B.P. reduced from six to three months150.578 billion €. Meanwhile have accepted that they control The Junta, the Diputation, and sixAndalucía is prepared to ask for a their margins to contain the price Town Halls met to evaluate therescue from the Autonomous increases. It comes after the damage, and the Sub DirectorLiquidity Fund (FLA) of at least companies have been accused by remarked on the idea to get the2.4 billion. The Hacienda Ministry the National Competition unemployed to help with the cleanhas not made it clear if will give an Commission (CNC) of putting up up. Already the Junta has startedadvance of 1 billion € to the prices straight away, but when to work on the 8,000 hectaresregion, and the Junta wants to there is a fall in the price the which have been burnt, usingknow the conditions before companies take their time before techniques to avoid any erosion.formalising its request. the reduction can be seen on the T forecourt. Antonio Brufau, he National Police haveA female employee of Iberia Chairman of Repsol commented liberated a British citizen in Barajas airport in Madrid after the meeting, What we can who has been held in a flat died in a hit and run. She do, we will do. José Manuel in Manilva for five days.The objectwas hit by car with at least two Soria, Minister for Industry, has of the kidnapping was to collect ahooded people inside and then warned the petrol companies and debt resulting from drugthe hooded men made off with her the distributors that measures will trafficking, and the Briton was alsocar, a Porsche Cayenne. Its be taken if they do not cooperate. wanted for money launderingthought they ran down the woman offences and illicit association.just to get her car.32 The Grapevine8 To advertise call 637 028 873
  • where experts said they believed it was Renoirs Paysage Bords de Seine - a river scene - from about 1879. The auctioneers expect it to sell for up to $100,000 later this month. It is believed the painting was bought from a Paris gallery in 1926. A Renoir plaque on the frame prompted the woman to have it analysed by a local auction house. A baby girl found alive in a morgue in Argentina hours after being declared dead has gone home for the first time. The five-month-old Luz Milagros, or "Miracle Light", is in a stable condition but still uses a tube forPonte Milvio bridge, Italy feeding and breathing. Mother Analia Boutet and her husbandWeird and Wonderful had been told the premature baby was stillborn on 3 April. But whenStrange news from around the world they went to a refrigerated morgue 12 hours later, they found the little girl trembling in the coffin. The baby was born in the north-T hree men have been inspired by a story described in a arrested in Delhi for trying to novel. The city council said rust eastern city of Resistencia - three board a flight with small from the locks, which hang off months before the due date andprimates hidden in their chains, is harming the fabric of the weighing only 780g (1.7lb).underwear. Two of the men were bridge. The custom is inspired by Tfound with slender lorises a book by novelist Federico he life of computer pioneerconcealed in pouches in their Moccia in which a couple place a Alan Turing has beenbriefs, a customs official at Indira bicycle lock around a lamppost commemorated in a specialGhandi International Airport told and throw the key into the Tiber. edition of Monopoly. The boardsthe BBC. The men were transit The gesture was meant to London landmarks, and itspassengers, en route to Dubai symbolise the couple eternally Community and Chance cards,from Bangkok. The animals were locking their hearts together. It have been swapped for placesuncovered when security guards took off and clusters of padlocks and events important in Turingsnoticed a bulge in their underwear can be found near other life. Players can move their piecesduring a frisk. The Press Trust of landmarks in other Italian cities. from his birthplace in Maida ValeIndia reported that one of the It is not the first time city to Hut 8 at Bletchley Park. Searchlorises was 7in (17.8cm) in length. authorities have stepped-in to giant Google has bought 1,000 ofThe condition of the animals was break the locks apart. Last year the sets and donated them to"OK, but deteriorating" according the council started a round of Bletchley Park to help raise fundsto the official, who declined to be padlock cutting after complaints The board of the special edition isnamed. They have been from residents that it equated to based on a hand-drawn variant oftransferred to the Delhi-based vandalism. In 2007 the then Monopoly created by Williamorganisation People For Animals, mayor of Rome introduced a 50 Newman in 1950. William was thewhich said the lorises were being euro (£40) a fine on couples found son of scientist Max Newman whotreated in hospital. attaching padlocks to the bridge. was a key figure in Turings life. The hand-drawn version was A thought to have been lost but wasT housands of "love padlocks" painting bought at a flea on a Roman bridge are market in the US may turn rediscovered in 2011 and donated being removed with bolt- out to be a rare bargain - a to the Bletchley Park museumcutters in order to protect the work by French master Pierre- soon after. “Bringing this board toancient structure. Couples have Auguste Renoir. It was bought by life has been one of the mostbeen decorating the Ponte Milvio a woman as part of a box lot that exciting and unique projects wevebridge on the river Tiber with locks included a doll and a plastic cow, been involved with here," said Iainfor several years. They are meant and cost about $50 (£31). She Standen, head of the Bletchleyto symbolise the locking of hearts, took it to a Virginia auction house Park Trust.10 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • OUT AND ABOUT - NERJA FERIAFeria de la Virgen de las Angustias y San Miguel Arcángel (2nd week in October).O ne of the big have ‘casitas’, large marquees, that it can almost certainly be celebrations of the where various different guaranteed to rain at some point festive calendar in Nerja, organisations stage all sorts of during the celebrations,5 or 6 days of eating, drinking, activities, including the election of regardless of the fact that it wasdancing and general enjoyment. the ‘Feria Queen’. There’s probably hot and sunny before theIt is still an event where it is traditional flamenco dancing and event started and will be hot andconsidered quite important to singing, music concerts featuring sunny after it has finished. Feria‘be seen’. There are firework well-known stars and general and rain go hand in hand, similardisplays, processions, concerts knees-ups, something to suit to Wimbledon fortnight in the UK.and all sorts of activities. everyone. The weather, however, does notAt 10:00am each morning, The vast majority of events are dampen the spirits and the partythroughout feria week, rockets free of charge, but the music goes on, although sometimes, asalert the entire neighbourhood (or concerts attract a small entrance happened in 2008, the actual feriaprovince!!) as to the start of the fee, usually around €10. Each procession had to be cancelled.day’s festivities which then go on casita has its own bar and all offeruntil the early hours, at the very a variety of food. Feria is also a At one end of the feria ground isleast! good excuse, if anyone ever an area of bars where, at night, it needed one, to get dressed up, becomes a seething mass ofThe fairground attractions occupy flamenco outfits abounding. humanity as the music booms outthe central part of the feria ground and people dance away until theand then all around the sides you One thing about feria in Nerja is small hours of the morning.12 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • FOCUS ON... MADRID Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is devoted to 20th century SpanishA lively and vibrant city art, with works by Miro, Dali and Picasso.T he capital and the largest The capital city of Spain and Visitors wishing to take a break city of Spain, Madrid is tourist hub – Madrid is a busy from all that art may want to see located almost exactly in place , but never too busy to the Plaza de Toros, Spainsthe geographical center of entertain and dazzle its largest bullring, where regularIberian Peninsula. After London enthusiastic visitors from far and bullfights are still held. Sportsand Berlin, the city is the third beyond. Museums, macho fanatics who like something a littlemost populous city in the matadors, regal palaces and royal less blood-thirsty can watch RealEuropean Union. The city is gardens – Madrid, set scenically Madrid, or Atletico de Madrid,located on the river Manzanares upon the banks of the Spains most famous footballin the center of the country, Manzaneres River, is your teams kick off.between the autonomous gateway to Mediterraneancommunities of Castile and Europe. The city sits atop a plateau and isLeón and Castile-La Mancha. the highest capital in Europe, Madrid may be lacking in making its climate somewhatFurther, its economic, political and architectural beauty compared extreme with steaming hotcultural importance makes Madrid with other major Spanish cities, summers and bitterly cold winters.one of the major cities of the but it makes up for this with its Spring is the best time to visit andworld. In Spain, too, Madrid is boundless energy, blue skies, art, explore the squares andbest known for its great cultural culture and some of the most alleyways in the heart of thisand artistic heritage while it also exhilarating and exhausting crowded city.boasts some of the liveliest nightlife in Europe. The city isnightlife in the world. Due to its compact and easy to navigate on Madrid is a lively city - nobody iseconomic output, standard of foot - most of the sights of interest really sure when the Madrileñosliving, and market size, Madrid is are found in the downtown area sleep. It may be the afternoonconsidered the major financial between the Royal Palace and siesta that gives them thecenter of the Iberian Peninsula. It Parque del Retiro. endurance to keep things goinghosts the head offices of the vast well into the night.majority of the major Spanish The capital of Spain since 1562,companies, as well as the Madrid sits in the geographic Plan several hours to see Sanheadquarters of three of the centre of the Iberian Peninsula Nicolas de los Servitas, then goworlds 100 largest companies. As and has long been an important shopping at Calle Serrano and thethe capital city of Spain it is seat stop on any art tour through Gran Via. Visit the Victory Arch,of government and residence of Europe. The famous Museo del the Palacio Real (the royal palace,the Spanish monarch, Madrid is Prado on the citys Museum Mile with its own art treasures andalso the political center of Spain. houses important works by crown jewels), and the Plaza de Spanish and European masters las Cibeles and Puerta del SolWhile Madrid possesses a from the Renaissance onwards, (major intersections withmodern infrastructure, it has while the Museo Thyssen- fountains, monuments andpreserved the look and feel of Bornemiza houses one of the shops). On Sunday, you must visitmany of its historic neighbour most extensive private collections the Rastro Flea Market, located inhoods and streets. in the world. The Museo Nacional La Latina, where you will find the Madrileños real essence!.14 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • Closed for Velez-Malaga Feria 24th - 28th September All makes & brands for cars, vans & 4x4 available DISCOUNT MOTORIST CENTREWhile you wait YOUR BRITISH FAST FIT CENTRESERVICE: No need to re-new or replace Tyres as Pro Neumaticos can now . re-service you current Brakes starter motor/alternator 20% Off . Servicing . all Clutches Exhaust . (off PVP) 15% Off Battery all . Shock absorbers Cambelts . (off PVP) Aircon Clutches upto “same day fitting Recharge service available” . 50% Off 41 Euro + IVA Diagnostics While you wait . Brake Pads service Aircon re-charge and repairs Fitted El Ingenio . (off PVP) Eroski Transmissions nerja - a7 e15 a7 e15 - malaga . 72 v- 2 Pre ITV repsol . Collection & DeliveryPhone and ask for John952 507 144 repsol la vinuelac/dolores ibarruri, no.12,(old malaga road) local 2,29700 Velez-Malaga (antiguo cmn. de malaga)www.proneumaticos.com info@proneumaticos.comOpening times: Monday-Friday 09.00-1400 / 16.30-20.00 Closed Saturday and Sunday
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  • TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant Special Parties - Special Discount 9.95€ Eat as much as you like (As many starters, main courses and desserts as you want) which is all freshly cooked to order. You do not have to move from your table as everything is served to you. Torrox Costa (Next to Post Office) Open 12.00-16.00 / 18.00-24.00 Daily Tel: 952 534 972 / 634 051 53518 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • Win Win WinA meal for two and abottle of wine atThe Boathouse in NerjaSimply find the hidden wine glasswithin this months magazine.. Actual Size!To the right, you can see the size of thewine glass that you are looking for.To enter send an email to grapevinesales@gmail.comDo not forget to include:Which page the glass is onYour full name, address and your telephone number.In the subject field of the email please write October 2012 COMPETITIONThe winning entry will be drawn on 20th October 2012 and will be contacted within 2 days.TERMS & CONDITIONS This competition is open from the 1st - 20th October 2012. Winners will agree to have theirphoto’s published in the November 2012 Edition of The Grapevine Magazine. Only one entry per person.September’s Winner The Grapevine is pleased to announce Lidy de Ruiter from Torrox as the winner of the “Find the Wine Glass” competition in the September edition. Lidy wins a deep nourishing facial with Mel at e.g.o hair and beauty. If you are a local business and would like to sponsor Mel and Andy, from next months competition e.g.o Hair & Beauty prize, please contact drawing the The Grapevine Magazine “Find the Wine Glass” winner
  • Fish & Chips ˆ7.50 To Zafarraya Includes free portion of: Coleslaw, mushy peas, gravy or curry sauce Awkwrights To P Orders over 25.oo include a bottle of wine, beer or soft drink eria English Shop Please pop in for a take-away menu na Town Frier NEW All Day Breakfasts Opening Hours To Venta Baja Tuesday to Sat 12-9pm Wednesday & Thurs 5.30pm-9pm To Velez Malaga42 The Grapevine22 The Grapevine To To advertise call 637 028 873 advertise call 637 028 873
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  • ” Sunset Properties is a proactive and innovative local company. We use the internet as our shop front and advertise extensively. If you would like to find out more we would be very pleased to talk www.sunsetproperties-spain.com to you by phone, by e-mail or to meet :sunsetproperties you for an informal chat.” Denise HillTel:(0034) 618 295 063 info@sunsetproperties-spain.com Fax:(0034) 951 067 711 UK 0844 7744860New this month! Price:205,000 Euros New this month! Price:235,000 Euros Renovated rustic style! Price:55,000 Euros This Month’s Special Offer!Sedella Canillas de Albaida CompetaBeautiful immaculately presented 2 bed 2 bath Well designed brand new 3 bed 2 bath modern A charming, traditional 2 bed, 2 bath village housevillage villa (99 m²) with excellent access, off villa (92 m²) with large living/dining room, open in a central location with stunning views from theroad parking, fabulous kitchen, large living plan kitchen, terrace, including pool (to be roof terrace. This property is full of character and itroom, 2 double en suite bedrooms, 2 covered constructed), plenty of flat outside space and has been beautifully renovated to a high standardterraces, pool and mature gardens. stunning sea views. making it the perfect holiday or full time home. 100% mortgage available! ref: vs2-854 ref: vc2-852 ref: tc1-723New this month! Price:125,000 Euros Great Value! Price:125,000 Euros New this Month! Price:299,000 EurosMezquitilla Competa CompetaSuper modern 2 bed 1 bath south facing A large village house of 216m² with 5 beds and 2 Fantastic beautifully renovated traditional rusticapartment (66 m²) within walking distance of baths, ideal for conversion into 2 separate style 4 bed 4 bath country house (144 m²) withthe beach with balcony terrace with sea views, apartments or a B & B. From the huge roof terrace easy access, large kitchen diner, sun room, 4reserved parking, beautifully maintained pool there are stunning views of the sea and mountains double en suite bedrooms, terraces, pool andarea and attractive communal gardens. and the large covered terrace leading from the mature gardens. lounge offers a great place to eat al fresco. ref: tt1-847 ref: tc1-589 ref: vc1-853Price Reduced! Price:185,000 Euros Superb Offer! Price:209,000 Euros New this Month! Price:275,000 EurosPuente don Manuel Competa ArenasNicely presented spacious 2 storey 4 bed 2 bath A rustic 3 bed, 2 bath villa (133m²) with Spacious well established 3 bed 3 bath villavilla (131m²) located on a popular urbanisation absolutely stunning views near Competa. To be (176 m²) with easy access, large living/diningwith easy access, good sized accommodation, sold furnished with a fully fitted kitchen and room and open plan kitchen, 2nd kitchen/livinglarge sun terrace, pool area and superb covered pool, this beautiful property offers very good room or 4th bedroom, covered terraces andterrace. value for money. breathtaking sea and coastal views. ref: vpdm1-812 ref: vc1-523 ref: vc6-855 “ The advertised prices include all of the sellers costs including any commissions. They do not include the buyers costs which can be between 10% and 13% of the advertised price, this includes notary and registry fees, buyers legal fees, purchase tax (8%) and any mortgage set up costs.”
  • New this month! Price:265,000 Euros Great Value! Price:134,000 Euros New this month! Price:118,000 Euros Salares Charming beautifully renovated rustic style 2 bed, 1 bath village house (94 m²) with en suite cloak/wc, lots of attractive features, spacious livingViñuela Competa accommodationDelightful spacious modern 3 bed 2 bath villa Well established 2 bed 1 bath villa (95 m²) with with clever use of(140 m²) within walking distance of Lake good access, sun room, terraces, pool area, space, garden withViñuela with excellent access, on-street garage and spectacular sea views - an ideal terrace and roofparking, large dining kitchen, covered terrace, holiday home/rental property. terrace.pool and mature gardens. ref: vv1-850 ref: vc1-708 ref: ts3-849New this month! Price:125,000 Euros Sensible Offers! Price:299,950 Euros Price Reduced! Price:129,000 Euros Canillas de Competa Albaida Beautifully renovated 3 bed 2 Spacious 2 bed 1 bath rustic style bath village house village house with (73 m²) with large well laid out living living room, open accommodation, plan kitchen, 2 roof terrace kitchen good sized and 3 roof terraces bedrooms, balcony with spectacular terrace, roof Competa Beautiful immaculately presented sea, mountain and terrace and 3 bed 2 bath villa (163 m²) with fabulous open countryside views spectacular mountain and countryside views near Competa. village, mountain, This well established property has been superbly countryside and maintained and has spacious accommodation, sea views. wonderful terrace and pool areas and an outside ref: tc2-851 kitchen. Offers considered. ref: vc1-559 ref: tc1-793Traditional House! Price:150,000 Euros Price reduced! Price:155,000 Euros Lovely Villa! Price:249,000 Euros Competa Fantastic traditional spacious 3 bed 2 bath village house (105 m²) with courtyard terrace and south facing roof terrace with dipping pool and wonderful sea Arenas Competa views. A great Delightful south facing 2 bed 2 bath modern villa Attractive south facing 3 bed 1 bath villa property at a (100 m²) in an elevated position with (100.50 m²) with excellent access, large sun bargain price. breathtaking uninterrupted sea views, great open room, 3 double bedrooms, open plan kitchen, plan accommodation, pool area and covered terraces, garden and pool - an easy to maintain terrace. holiday home/rental property. ref: tc1-781 ref: va6-749 ref: tc1-835Great Property! Price:179,000 Euros Super Price! Price:150,000 Euros Great Location! Price:165,000 Euros Competa A large, traditional village house (188 m² ) well over 100 years old with 7 beds in a central location with terrific sea views from the roof terraces. This property is full of character and retains much of its original beauty. A fantastic opportunity to purchase a very special El Borge Sedella Attractive well established 2 bed 1 property perfect for full Villa with 2/3 bed 2 bath (122.68 m² ) located in bath villa (75.50m²) in Sedella with sea, mountain, time living or for the beautiful countryside of El Borge. This villa countryside and village views. This charming conversion to a B & B. has a private pool area, mature gardens planted property has easy access, on-street parking, spacious with many different fruit trees and lovely views. living accommodation, covered terrace and mature The perfect permanent or gardens. The ideal permanent/holiday ref:tc1-674 holiday home. ref: veb-755 home. Possible to add a pool! ref: vs2-672
  • ANDY’S SPECIAL SAAG A fab recipe from www.ingredient.es (see advert on page 31)S o, if the Berni Inn menu in the Tomato puree x 1 tbsp Sugar and Spice article failed 1 finely chopped medium tomato to get your taste buds tingling, 1/2 tsp garam masalahere is a sample recipe from their Fenugreek leaves dried x 2 heaped tspnew website Spinach 1/2 bag of frozen (whole leaf)www.ingredient.es or 1 bag of fresh 50 ml single cream Cook for 2 minutes.Andy’s Special Saag Black pepper x 1/2 tspThis spicy spinach dish is easy to salt to taste Add tom puree & tomato andprepare and tastes delicious. Serve as fenugreek and stir.an accompaniment to curry or as a Preparationvegetarian light meal or snack with Defrost/wilt the spinach and then Cook for 3 or 4 minutes or until it is notsome naan or chapatti. We eat it remove moisture by squeezing or runny.regularly and every time we feed it pressing with a spoon in a colander.somebody they ask for the recipe, so Drain cooled spinach chop into smallhere it is: Gently heat the oil. pieces with scissors and add to the Add cumin seeds and sizzle for about pan.Ingredients 30 secs.Cumin seeds 1 heaped tbsp Mix well and cook for 10 minutesOil x 1 tbsp Add onions and cook until soft. Add stirring occasionally.Onion x 1 finely chopped garlic and cook for 2 mins more.Garlic x 2 cloves crushed Stir in the cream and mix well.Turmeric x 1 tsp Put in turmeric and garam masala andVegetable stock 1/4 pint (we use mix before adding stock. Season to taste and remove from heat.Marigold Bouillon)26 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • NEW! REAL FUN! New powerful 500cc 4x4 buggys on the Costa del Sol. Discover Inland Andalucian a spectacular way •Half day tour (3.5hr) •Ideal for Birthdays or just a day out •Drivers must be 21 with a licence •Passengers all ages welcome Buggy SalesBOOK NOW FOR A GREAT DAY OUTTo advertise call 637 028on 637 028 873To advertise call Helen 873 The Grapevine 27 The Grapevine 43
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  • ropey to me. I would like to point out here that the records only began in 1998 and that Delia Smith has sold over 21 million cookery books in her time. Either way you look at it that is a lot of cookery books. It makes you wonder what publishers were doing before 1998. Sitting around reading maybe? Only last night I made Jamie’s patatas bravas (I am not a real fan of his, but somehow own 3 of his books!) and I must say they wereTHE LIFE OF SPICE delicious. I must share this recipeSugar and Spice in Competa talk the future. with my Spanish neighbours some day. Actually I would not dare.I t is hard to date the first Like we pick up and begin to use words from different languages – I like to think that I am up to date culinary usage of herbs and with current affairs (wait a minute, spices, but it is believed that many of us ex-pats living in Spain will now see where the English breaking news, the Beatles haveherbs have been used for spilt up!) and just found a 2-daythousands of years, whilst word ‘parasol’ comes from – we borrow tastes and flavours from old article from the Independentspices have been found in newspaper website detailing thatEgyptian tombs from 3000 BC. all over the world resulting in a modern day row of restaurants in the UK the sales of cookeryOne thing that is not hard is the books are at an all-time high, thisdesire to enhance the flavour of featuring Thai, Indian, Italian and Chinese eateries rather than the despite the fact that thousands ofa bland piece of food; think recipes can be found on thestuffing without the sage or a row of Berni Inns we would have had in the 60s and 70s. Despite internet. I would say proceed withcinnamon whirl without the, err, caution. In the same way that anycinnamon. the founders of the Berni Inn chain being of Welsh Italian origin nutter can publish their thoughts this was not reflected in the typical on the internet- yes David IckeAnecdotally I have heard that does have his own web site –curry powder was used on ships menu of the day which offered steak, gammon steak or plaice anybody can upload a recipe toto cover the taste of spoiled meat forums and blogs that are a wasteon long journeys. There is with chips, and peas. of time. According to Amazon, theobviously some truth in this as top five cookery books for autumnLinda Civitello outlined in her book Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with that menu, but 2012 are by the usual suspects;Cuisine and culture: a history of Nigella Lawson, Jamie Oliver,food and people, spices have long it really does illustrate how our tastes have developed and Nigel Slater and Gordon Ramsay,been used in warm climates but in the middle of those 4 atwhere there are more disease and become more sophisticated. The current Beefeater menu (the Berni number 3 is Jerusalem by Yotammeat has more chance of spoiling. Ottolenghi and Sami TamimiThis is due to the fact that many Inn’s successor) contains Paprika Chicken Salad, Spicy Cajun heralding the rise of Middlespices have antimicrobial Eastern cooking in the UK. This isproperties, with cinnamon, Burger, and Cajun spiced Salmon Fillet. Many people say they ‘live my latest passion and introducesmustard and cloves having the different flavours and foodstrongest inhibitory effect. It to cook as opposed to cooking to live’ and this can be illustrated combinations that will surprise.should also be noted here that For Christmas by wife bought megarlic inhibits the microorganisms with the fact that celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has now sold more Malouf: New Middle Easternof Salmonella typhymurium, Cuisine by Australian LebaneseEscherichia coli, Staphylococcus than 10 million books (worth around £126 million) making him chef Greg Malouf and moreaureus, Bacillus cereus, Bacillus recently we purchased Crazysubtilis, mycotoxigenic Asergillus the second biggest-selling author since records began. The biggest- Water, Pickled Lemons by Dianeand Candida albicans. Mmm, so Henry after it was recommendedgarlic, mustard, cinnamon and selling author by the way is JK Rowling; but to be honest I have by fellow Competanian and all-cloves; which sounds to me like round good egg Debi Bond. So aswe are on the way to a decent seen the Harry Potter films and the food they served in the a result of this our store cupboardcurry recipe and having garlic new contains pomegranatebreath is worth it! Hogwarts’ dining hall looked a bit molasses, sour cherries and30 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • lavender extract – right next to the and hoi sin sauce but is there a As I said the web site is still in itsHeinz beans and Marmite. requirement for sour cherries and infancy and we have lots of plans Lebanese 7 spice? Any feedback for further development, so keepOne common problem when on this would be grateful either via checking it out to see what’s new.cooking from some of the books email at info@ingredient.es or you Future plans, some in the longabove is the availability of the could pop into our shop in term, and some that may be upspecified ingredients. Which is Cümpeta, Sugar and Spice for a and running by the time this goeswhy we have created our new chat. Whilst on the subject of to print include Asian cook wear,website www.ingredient.es to feedback, we’re really interested ingredient.es for life and homeprovide an on-line shop shipping in increasing our German and including some of the fabulousto the whole of Spain. Although Danish range, so if you have any non-food items that we have inthe website is still in its infancy we views on those can’t live without the shop. Our Moroccan range ofplan to grow it to offer the most or difficult to source items from furniture and home wares hascomprehensive selection of home please let us know. expanded hugely and over theingredients available in Spain. summer. We have suppliedThis will range from well-known The website is a bit of a labour of customers from Mijas to Granadabrands such as Patak’s and Blue love and Debbie and I love who have been amazed at theDragon right through to products sourcing and trying out the items choice and prices that we are ablefrom China, India and Thailand. we find. The evidence of this can to offer. We also have some be seen in our Recipe section beautiful giftware, fabrics & homeThe task of deciding what to sell which has some of our favourite wares that we’d like to shareon-line is a daunting one and as tried and tested recipes. Again further afield, so there is a lot towe add more and more items we this will grow as we add more look forward to. Our ethos willrealise that there will be a information and cook more new remain the same, keep ourrequirement for things like baking dishes! And once again we’d love operating costs and therefore ouringredients and vegetarian items. to receive and share your prices low and quality and serviceBased on what we sell in the shop favourites too. high and never stop looking forwe know that people want to buy something new and somethingfor example cumin powder, tahini special. source: pintprice.comTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 31
  • RestauranteTel: El 553 512 C/Laberinto, Cómpeta 952 Pilón "Halloween Night Special" October 31st" Now Open for Sunday Lunch 1:00pm-3:30pm The Terrace, with beautiful views to the coast will remain open all of October ‘A La carte’ menu & extensive order in advance menu incl. • Beef Wellington • Stuffed Crown of lamb• Zarzuella de Mariscos • Fish and Seafood platter• Meat orgy and many more, for 2 people + info@restaurantelpilon.com www.restaurantelpilon.com You can now follow us on Twitter for updates and specials @ElPilonCompeta The restaurant is open 6 nights a week at 7pm. Closed on Tuesdays32 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • We have moved to larger premises: 9 Calle Claudio Coello, Poligono Industrial, La Pañoleta-Campiñuela 29700 Vélez-Málaga Come in from the Peugeot garage, past TUVESA on the right, straight on at the crossroads, Left at the top past the waste ground on the right take first right at the bar SOL Y LUNA We are on the street directly behind Mon - Thur: 08.30 - 14.00 & 16.00 - 19.00 Fri: 08.30 - 17.30 (July & August) Sat & Sun: The Grapevine 37 Closed We will be closed 25th & 26th OctTo advertise call Helen on 637 028 873
  • First Glass Curtains First Glass Curtains are official distributors of Glass Curtains. We also do... Aluminium - UPVC Windows & Doors Glass Balustrades e I’ll beat any lik Pool Surrounds for like quote Glass Roofs by 10% So why not contact us on: 952 426 191 - 615 010 612 OR Visit our Webpage: www.first-glasscurtains.com Also you can send us an email: info@first-glasscurtains.com34 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • *NEW surfaces Redwell® Infrared Heaters offer the best benefits – for your property, your electricity bill and yourself. *Protect your property against dampness and mould! *Reduce your electricity bill withREDWELL Redwell® heaters!It’s time to start thinking about your heating for the winter Their low consumption and the implemented storage material is what makes the difference.R edwell® starts the product range to include new *Enjoy the clean air in your home heating season with an models and different designs: without dust, pollen, bacteria and extended product range. mould spores! *NEW: Desk HeaterFor more than 12 years Infrared (see advert below) Treat yourself to energy savings,Heaters from Redwell® have high comfort, healthy indoorprovide the highest manufactured *NEW design: Frost Flower environment and NO maintenancequality in unique designs. Edition costs! For the new up and coming *NEW own picture: Individualize Contact us or visit the exhibition inheating season, the manufacturer your heating panel with a picture our shop in Torrox Costa.has once again extended their of your choice. 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 the money . -All Redwell® heaters have a partial storage heater to keep running times lower NEW: Desk Heater! Contact us or visit the exhibition at our shop: above: Desk Heater Redwell, Dipl.-Ing. Svend Scharler, Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa phone: 952539742, mobile: 606423869, Email: sscharler@gmx.de www.redwell.comTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 35
  • flamenco and fashion shows to singers. With guest appearances by the ever popular UK TV gardening guru Charlie Dimmock, plus ex- footballing star, and now respected BBC TV pundit Steve Claridge, who is on hand both days to help you enter the free draws to win a luxury weekend away, and even a Mediterranean Cruise!” The Homes Gardens & Outdoor Living Show focuses on a fun and informative day out, join our local Mediterranean gardener’s and interior designers, along with a great line up of other local experts in their fields all there for YOU so you can ‘Ask the Experts’ for their advice to help you create your dream home. With Christmas just around the corner this is the perfect time and place to start your Christmas shopping, with many exhibitorsCHARLIE DIMMOCK IS COMING TO THE offering ‘Show Specials’. Santa will also be at home in his Grotto! –COSTA DEL SOL. ESTEPONA ARE YOU READY! spreading Christmas cheer….. Well Christmas is just round the cornerAnd this is no ordinary exhibition... It’s SHOW time! and what better way to start finding that perfect Christmas gift, and sampling some mulled wine!T he Homes Gardens & celebrities and classic cars, objects Outdoor Living Show is d’art to photography and plants, Besides all things Homes, Gardens blooming into action at the furniture and soft furnishings, and Lifestyle there are competitionsPalacio de Congresos, Estepona gastronomy and bodegas with wine and give-aways galore. Try youron Friday 9th and Saturday 10th tasting. We have even introduced a hand at Green Bowls, sample theNovember 2012 from 11 am till dedicated beauty and holistic area in fine wines the Bodegas have on8.00pm the upstairs salon. The forthcoming offer, along with a superb array of Homes, Gardens International refreshment areas toCreating your dream home and and Outdoor quench your thirst’s and satisfy yourgarden has never been easier as Living Show has appetite whilst you enjoy the bestSOL Productions & GM Events it all and this is Show on the Costa del Sol this year!bring this high profile event to no ordinarythe Costa del Sol. Our next exhibition! It’s Homes, Gardens and Outdoor Livinglocation is Estepona with our Show Time! So takes place at the Palacio devery own favourite gardening don’t miss this Congresos in Estepona on Fridayguru Charlie Dimmock from UK fantastic day out 9th and Saturday 10th November,TV’s Ground force. She will be for all the family from 11am – 8pm. Visit the websitethere on the Saturday to chat, just 2.50 entry for continued updatesgive advice and sign autographs, per adult and www.homesandgardens.es or follow Lorraine Cavanaghalong with our other highly children under 14 us on Facebook (Homes, Gardensrespected gardening experts and go in for free, and Outdoor Living) If you would likeauthors who are at the show on with everything to participate in the Show, and seeboth days, Dick Handscombe, Sue on offer to improve your home, your business bloom please contactRodgers and The Grapevines very garden and lifestyle, be sure to get the sales department at GM Eventsown Lorraine Cavanagh. your free Show guide at the on the phone numbers entrance, packed with advice and Spanish/English 695 399 841 / 966Instant interior design ideas and local information. 761 050 or emailgorgeous gardens are high on the office@solproductions.tv and we willagenda, but as the Show grows, last Never before has there been so provide you with further information.staged in the Alicante province in much under one roof, giving visitorsMay, our next stop is the Costa del the chance to browse the hundreds GM Events are looking forward toSol….. Estepona are you ready! of exhibitor’s stands, with products welcoming you to this high profileThis show has it all…….With to try, taste and buy as well as being event right here on the Costa de Sol.36 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
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  • CONSTRUCCIONES SCHMID S.C. New builds, renovations, pools, concrete walls and structures. New builds, renovations, pools, concrete walls and structures. Water deposits, septic tank installation & emptying. Water deliveries, mini digger, Water deposits, septic tank installation & emptying. Water deliveries, mini digger, deliveries, Concrete beams supplied and fitted for pergolas in wood effect (call to deliveries, Concrete beams supplied and fitted for pergolas in wood effect (call to see samples) natural stone walls see samples) natural stone walls All of your property needs. All of your property needs. TEL.652656066 construccionesschmid@hotmail.com www.construccionesschmid.comMEET THE BUILDERSMEET JAN & FLORIAN SCHMIDConstrucciones Schmid S.C1. Company Name and owners. 6. What languages do you 9. Does the company specialiseConstrucciones Schmid S.C. speak? in a particular field?Jan and Florian Schmid. English, German and Spanish We can provide everything you (all spoken perfectly) need and we can always find a2. How long has the company solution to any problembeen in business? 7. How do you build strongNext February will be our 10 year relationships with your clients? 10. Can you manage fullanniversary. We always try to do a good job so projects including submitting the customer is happy, calls us building plans and licenses?3. Areas Covered again and recommends us. Yes we can.From Nerja to Rincon and all theinland villages in between. 8. What types of building work 11. Are you available for small 1 does the company handle? day jobs?4. Professional qualifications We can provide 1 hour jobs to Yes.and/or years of experience? complete villas. We can doWe have both worked in the anything and everything to do with 12. Most interesting or difficultbuilding industry for 15 years. your property. e.g. Excavation job/work completed? work, fencing, painting, From 400 m2 villas to "special"5. What nationality is your renovation, new builds, retaining ideas from our clients. We alsocustomer base? walls, stonewalls, dump-solutions. completed the "fuente" next to theAll European nationalities. We can do just about anything! the tourist office in Competa.38 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • MEET LT CONSTRUCTIONLT Construction1. Company Name. All relationships are built on trust.LT Construction Many of our clients have holiday villas here in Spain and so are not2. How long has the company present when the building projectbeen in business? is taking place. I know that they 0 Years in Spain and 7 Years in are looking for a professionalthe UK. service that is delivered on time and on budget and where the3. Areas Covered work is guaranteed. A detailedWe specialise in all aspects of and fully costed quotation givingLandscape Design and exact specifications of the projectConstruction. This ranges from is the foundation, as well as asimple repairs of pools, walls and thorough understanding of ourterraces to bespoke design and client’s needs and aspirationsimplementation of large and along with best building practice.complex building projects. We Our after sales service is veryemploy our own team of highly important to us and reflects thetrained workman, including an pride that we instil into everyelectrician and plumber. project. A look at our website showing the portfolio of works and 10. Can you manage full4. Professional qualifications the testimonials of past clients, projects including submittingand/or years of experience? shows that we are a company that building plans and licenses? A Degree in Landscape you can trust and feel at ease with Very much so.Architecture and 19 Years to deliver.experience in the Building 11. Are you available for small 1Industry. 8. What types of building work day jobs? does the company handle? Yes, please.5. What nationality is your A vast range; our website is thecustomer base? best place to see and read about 12. Most interesting or difficultAny nationality that has decided to our portfolio of expertise. job/work completed?live here in Spain. Every project is interesting and 9. Does the company specialise varied and is important to us, from6. What languages do you in a particular field? the smallest to the large bespokespeak? From consultation, through to project. A quick look at ourEnglish and Spanish. design, planning application and website www.ltconstruction.es will implementation of the project and demonstrate how wide ranging7. How do you build strong after sales service. and complex some of our projectsrelationships with your clients? have been. MEET IAN GOUGH Solar Shade Professional Window Tinting 1 Company Name &Owners. 4.Professional qualifications Solar Shade professional and/or years of experience? window tinting. Owner Ian 15 years experience in this Gough industry with C&G trade qualifications from the motor 2. How long has the company industry been in business? 15 years 5.What nationality is your customer base? 3. Areas Covered Predominantly British and other Costa del Sol, Costa tropical, English speakers residing here inland Andalusia, and the UK and some Spanish clients source: pintprice.comTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 39
  • 7. How do you build strong includes cars/trucks, 12. Most interesting or difficultrelationships with your clients? boats/yachts,homes, offices, job/work completed?Our client relationships are built by conservatories etc. and also now We are currently involved intreating the client as we would Solar Blinds which work the same. fulfilling a contract with a leadingwish to be dealt with if we were Vodafone franchise to installthe client. We endeavour to 10. Can you manage full security/glass strengthening filmascertain their requirements, listen projects including submitting to all their shop windows in Spainto them and make sure they are building plans and licenses? so thats certainly been interestinggetting what they want from our We never have to handle full giving us the opportunity to seeservices, especially with this projects because that is not the parts of Spain and visit some ofindustry people are not familiar nature of our work but we often the mayor provinces thatwith Solar Films and the benefits work with building companies otherwise we probably would notthey provide to living in this from plans to quote for client have been to.environment and are often unsure requirements and in the UK weas to how effective it really is,so are registered with several trade But what I enjoy about thisinforming the client properly is a related bodies in order to carry out business is being able to providekey element of building a good work with local authorities. a product that on the face of itworking relationship. seems an unlikely solution to the 11. Are you available for small 1 dis-comforts we can experience8. What types of work does the day jobs? from the sun but that does reallycompany handle? Small jobs are part and parcel of work and to see the satisfactionPurely the addition of solar films to what we do especially here in the client gets when they realize itestablished properties Spain because thats the nature of for themselves. what the customers needs often9..Does the company specialise are, i.e several windows that allowin a particular field? to much heat, a patio door set orOur speciality is window films that glass curtains that have madeare applied to any glass or living in that part of the homepolycarbonate product which uncomfortable, PROFESSIONAL WINDOW TINTING & SOLAR BLINDS Keep out the heat but keep the view! Enjoy the sunshine in comfort We tint: Reduce: cars, mobile homes, Heat, glare & expensive offices, conservatories, air con expenses patio doors, glass curtains, glazed balconies & yachts Improve your Infact if its glass we’ll tint it! Living Environment For more information contact: 902 888 176 / 644 546 176 www.solarshadetinting.com40 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • MEET ANDREWAndrew’s Home Improvements1.Company Name and Owners. GermanAndrews Home Improvementowned by Andrew! 7. How do you build strong relationships with your clients? 2. How long has the company By doing a great job and thembeen in business? asking me back to do more work30 years in total but based in the and getting to know them along theUK, America and the last 12 years wayin Spain 8. What types of building work Yes, most certainly.3. Areas Covered does the company handle?Nerja to Malaga and all areas We handle everything. Even if I 11. Most interesting or difficultInland don’t do it myself I have a team of job/work completed? builders, tillers, air conditioning When working in the states I was4. Professional qualifications specialists that I work with. contracted to provide decking to aand/or years of experience? house on the side near the top of a30 years of experience 9. Does the company specialise mountain. This decking extended in a particular field? the customers garden substantially5. What nationality is your Yes outdoor woodwork, decking and then we built steps down thecustomer base? and Gazebo’s along with damp mountain side. The safety issuesMainly brits proofing and low cost central were frightening with this job and I heating. was often anchored down on ropes6. What languages do you to carry out the wood work…speak? 10. Are you available for small 1 definitely an experience!English, Spanish, Dutch and a little day jobs? ANDREWS HOME IMPROVEMENTS CENTRAL HEATING WE EMPLOY ONLY TIME SERVED, QUALITY CRAFTSMEN · WHOSE WORK WILL STAND THE CLOSEST SCRUTINY AIR CONDITIONING · SOLAR WATER HEATING · SPECIAL PRICES WE ARE AVAILABLE SIX DAYS A SOLAR POOL HEATING ON AIR WEEK AND THE TELEPHONE CONDITIONING ·SPECIALISTS IN DAMP AND AND SOLAR WATER IS ON LINE 24 HOURS A DAY. HUMIDITY PROBLEMS · HEATING SYSTEMS Call 686 322 328Upvc WINDOWS & DOORS · or email ahimprovements@gmail.com DECKING AND PERGOLAS · All areas from Nerja to Malaga and inland. GAZEBOS & CAR PORTS Free quotations in your home.To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 41
  • driveway after only a few years. A wet mix is applied to the reinforced concrete base, a coloured die is applied to the wet mix and a rubber stamp is then used to imprint the design into the concrete. A silicon compound is applied to seal the colour and reduce bleaching. Various effects and colours can be selected depending on personal choice. Expansion lines are cutLT CONSTRUCTION into the drive to relieve thePrinted Driveways pressure of expanding concrete during the hot summer period.P rinted Concrete drives As with all construction work, Let LT Construction help with the can look very attractive preparation of the land is key to design and build of your printed when finished correctly. ensuring longevity of the build. driveway. Together we can createThe driveway doesn’t need to Drains or gullies should be given something that is both practicalbe straight and regular but can a lot of consideration to avoid and very attractive. Visit our webflow with the contours of the water erosion and the drive being site to see examples of differentland. Islands and flowerbeds undermined. All too often the effects and colours atcan also be incorporated to add reinforcing is inadequate for the www.ltconstruction.esfeatures.They are prepared in traffic on the drive. Avoid usingthe same way as a standard substandard concrete mix, as it See advert below and interviewconcrete drive. will lead to the breakup of the on page 39.42 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • S.A.Shaw GROUND CLEARANCE SERVICES PROFESSIONAL STRIMMING PERGODAS, SHADED AREAS & FENCING & BRUSH CUTTING Supplied and Fitted . Non Use of Chemicals . RETAINING WALLS & TREE FELLING AND POLLARDING LAND TERRACING . All waste removed and disposed of. . CONCRETE FOOTINGS & DRIVEWAYS IRRIGATION SYSTEMS . & DRAINAGE LARGE & SMALL JCB with Qualified Driver All Prices Guaranteed TELEPHONE: Simon 686 650 138SA SHAW LAND CLEARANCESA Grapevine experienceM ost of you know we live in the campo of Competa. Many of youknow the steep hill side we liveon. I try and get out in thegarden to weed, plant and waterwhen time allows but to be fair itis not enough to keep ourgarden looking good. Also, thereare areas which we haventtouched since we moved into thevilla over 7 years ago! before: after:One area in particular is incrediblysteep and densely populated with avariety of weeds, plants and trees. cutting, tree felling in addition to Simon worked hard, wasWith the onset of visitors in October general garden building works. He reasonably priced and as you canwe felt the need to tackle this area. arrived on time with the right tools see from the before and afterI took one look at it and thought this and made light work over a couple photographs he did an excellent job.is beyond me and my mattock, it is of days of the over grown area. I just hope the visitors arrive beforetime call in a professional. I called Simon was incredibly any weeds start to come through orSimon who has his own ground knowledgeable of the area, plants I will have to ask Simon back!clearance company S.A. Shaw and and had true enthusiasm for hisprovides professional strimming, work. See Simon’s advert aboveTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 43
  • MEET SIMON SHAWS.A. Shaw Services1. Company name ensure complete customerS.A. Shaw owned by Simon Shaw satisfaction. Because of our vast experience we can assist clients2. How long has the company with design ideas, whether it be abeen in business? kitchen or a full house reform. WeFive years take pride in our work and it is always completed to the highest3. Areas covered standard.Malaga to Almeria 8. What types of work does the4. Professional qualifications company handle?and/or years of experience? We cover all aspects of29 years working in all aspects of construction from the smallest jobconstruction / renovation and to swimming pools to the fullrestoration including new builds renovation/restoration ofand buildings of historical interest properties, including electrics,. plumbing and all services required5. What nationality is your to complete works. We alsocustomer base? provide a full bespoke joineryAll nationalities from all over the service, including hand-madeworld including Spain, the united kitchens, furniture, doors, paperwork and drawings can bekingdom, Belgium, Germany, windows and pergolas to your arranged and submitted.Denmark, Canada and Hong own design.Kong 11. Are you available for small 1 9. Does the company specialise day jobs?6. What languages do you in a particular field? Yes, no job is too smallspeak? Everything covered from aEnglish, Spanish modern kitchen to old Moorish 12. Most interesting or difficult and Andalucían style building and job/work completed?7. How do you build strong décor. Every job is unique and there isrelationships with your clients? almost always a solution to anyFrom quotation stage we listen 10. Can you manage full problem. We get personalcarefully to the requirements of projects including submitting fulfilment when a project isour customers and throughout building plans and licenses? completed to a client’s fulleach individual project liaise Yes, one stop shop from free satisfaction.closely with them in order to quotation to completion. AllMEET JOSEJ.L RODRIGUEZ1. Company Name and/or years of experience?J L Rodriguez, owner Jose Four years general builders apprenticeship combined with2. How long have you been in hands on experience. Three yearsbusiness? working with the largest building Six years in in January contractor in the area. Six years running my own company.3. Areas CoveredCompeta, Torrox, Sayalonga 5. What nationality is yourCanillas and Archez. customer base? 6. What languages do you English, German ,Swiss, belgium speak?4. Professional qualifications and Dutch. Both English and Spanish44 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • fluently. traditional finca to contemporary 11. Are you available for small 1 design. Pool aftercare, stone day jobs?. 7. How do you build strong wallls and general building. yes, no job is too small.relationships with your clients? design.By listening to what they want, 12. Most interesting job/workproviding them with references, 9. Do you specialise in a completed?making suggestions, arriving on particular field? The most interesting part of thetime , delivering a good job and Custumer care whatever the job job is changing a house into aproviding after-care. we take on, happy costumers persons home, injecting their make a happy business. personality into it. I find it’s the8. What types of building work most interesting because I havedo you handle? 10. Can you manage full been lucky enough to get multipleTerraces, tiling, new bathrooms projects including submitting nationalities teach me what theyand kitchens, roofs, driveways, building plans and licenses? want and expect and I think thatextensions. Modernisations from Yes, its what we do everyday. . makes you better at what you do. J.L Rodriguez Stone walling Patios Tiling & General Building Tel: 951321650/650563872 email: jose@jlrodriguezconstrucciones.com www.jlrodriguezconstrucciones.com English/Spanish speaking La Esquina de Miguel Breakfast,tapas & meals New - Full English Breakfast Quiet terrace Plaza Axarquia, Cómpeta Tel: 952 51 67 54To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 45
  • Campo Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh.Mirabilis Jalapa.F ew plants can have as It’s one of those old fashioned, spring. Bees, butterflies and many common names as well-loved plants once commonly moths are drawn by their mirabilis jalapa! Some of seen in cottage style gardens. fragrance and colour and thethose you’ll hear most With a lovely relaxed, billowing, black wrinkled seeds whichfrequently, though are there cushioning nature and a rich develop will germinate in anyare many more too, are Don fragrance for summer evenings, it nook or cranny. You’ll equallyPedro, clavillia, dondiego de deserves to be part of your often see it growing amongstnoche, noche buena, Marvel of garden too! The lance-shaped rubble or on waste ground – it’sPeru or the 4 o’clock plant. leaves emerge in late spring in not at all fussy and is a fast thrusting clumps and each plant grower so great for those difficultFrom many of the names you can will fill out to a 1m ball. It grows at to fill spots! They are also verytell that it is an evening/night-time a rapid rate, so is a great filler pretty in pots on a patio orflowerer. In many climates, its plant in new gardens. The terrace that you use most in theflowers will open at around 4 flowers blaze like mini trumpets evenings.o’clock, triggered by the cooler in white, yellow, peach and pink,evening temperatures – with us, often striped like candy canes. Because of its profligacy, it canit is generally somewhat later – Cold weather will cut back all the be classified as a weed – in partsand they close the next morning top growth but, don’t worry, for of the U.S. for instance and it hasas the heat of the sun rises these little beauties are tuberous naturalised throughout much ofthough, on cloudy days, they can and they’ll be back again next Europe and India. But our drierstay open all day.46 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • climate here acts as a naturalbrake.Many countries lay claim to itsorigins – Mexico, India and Chilebeing the hot favourites forownership! In most of SouthAmerica it is a recognisedhealing plant; the Aztecs used tocultivate it and all parts of theplant were used for medicinalpurposes. Whilst the seeds aresaid to be highly poisonous,various tribes use them as apepper substitute but perhapssome immunity has built up withconstant small-scale usage. Thetubers and roots are often groundup and used externally for skincomplaints, fungal infections,wounds and afflictions such asleprosy. Taken orally it expungesparasites. More modern researchhas shown that it is helpfulagainst herpes, colds, flu andupper respiratory problems aswell as for candida and yeastinfections.Mirabilis – or wonderful – in everyway!News Update: The next Homes,Gardens and Outdoor LivingShow will bloom into action at thePalacio de Congresos, Estepona,Costa del Sol on Friday 9th andSaturday 10th November from 11am to 8.00 pm, a fantastic show Lorraine Cavanagh has lived in Spain class of plants will carry a 10%designed to give you ideas to for 26 years. A landscape gardener and discount. For example, from 13th to writer, she’s always happy to give 19th October all our climbers will beform your perfect home and advice. Call and see her at Viveros discounted by 5%. Let us have yourgarden. Florena, 2km from Cómpeta, (Malaga), contact details and you will be added down the Sayalonga Road, or 15km up to our mailing listings and advisedViveros Florena will have a stand from the coastal motorway – have a monthly which plants are on offer. free coffee or herbal tea in their tea-there – a stand with a difference rooms. Lots of free advice and help, as always!– and we’ll be selling a widerange of plants and pots, and Her book Lorraine Cavanagh’s Summer Hours: Mediterranean Garden Plants has been June, July, September, 9 – 2, closed forsigned copies of my book. Come nicknamed ‘the bible’. The new edition August.and have a chat with us - I’ll be at €24.90 is now generally availablethere to answer all your throughout Spain. Winter Hours:gardening queries and will also October to May 10 – 4 Viveros Florena: If you’d like to receive Always closed Sundays and Mondays.be giving a talk on citrus trees, so regular updates of what’s happening indo come and have a glass of the garden centre, new stock etc. let us We change to winter hours from 1storange wine with us! have your email address or mobile October. number. Viveros Florena: From October 2012 Tel: 689928201 Email:Check it out on we will be starting a new discount florenaspain@hotmail.comwww.homesandgardens.es and scheme so that you can buy youron Facebook. plants cheaper! Every month for 1 See us on Facebook – Lorraine week, always 13th to 19th inclusive, a Cavanagh’s Garden CentreTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 47
  • Do you want to work from home?Self-employed proof readers Market Force Europe pays for each report read and the fee varies according the length of theWorking from home, proof readers will be self- questionnaire that shoppers submit. As a result,employed and have very high standard of readers can choose the hours they work andSpanish and English language comprehension therefore the amount they can earn. It should beskills. Previous experience of proof reading is noted that any specific quantities of work cannotpreferred rather than essential, but excellent be guaranteed and as self-employed; readers arespelling and grammar skills are critical. Those responsible for declaring their income to theappointed will need internet access, but will be Inspector of Taxes and paying their own incomeable to choose hours of work to suit their own tax and National Insurance.lifestyle. Work is available 24 hours a day. Anyone interested should emailMarket Force Europe is the worlds leading euapplication@marketforce.com in the firstcustomer intelligence company that provides its instance, detailing why this opportunity appeals,clients with insights and feedback from their why they consider themselves suitable andcustomers. This research helps these include a CV.organisations make real improvements to theservice they offer customers. Mystery shopper Suitable candidates will be invited to Marketexperiences go to clients in high quality reports Force Europe offices in Milton Keynes to learnand its vital that these are accurate; contain no more about the company and its values. It willmis-spellings or contradictions, grammatical allow the company to get to know candidates anderrors or offensive commentary. This ensures to ensure that its standards are met by way ofthat Market Force Europe and their clients can some short tests. Subsequent training sessionsbe confident that reports have been researched, take place in the Milton Keynes offices.written and proof-read by a dedicated team.50 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
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  • 200 Euros 120 Euros 200 Euros 120 Euros 90 Euros 120 Euros Wall 60 Euros 5000 Euros 3200 Euros Plates 45 Euros Various items for sale in Velez Malaga each Call Eddy for more details: 696 332 92154 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • Separate to our Main Construction Office we have a warehouse for the sale of second hand furniture, and some of this months offers are; Bamboo Unit Office Desk Door Table & Chairs Rustic Table 350€ 120€ 55€ 110€ 180€ 190H 165W 38D 81H 117W 74D 105H 80W 77h 190W 100D New Stock :952 553 807 :952 553 678 Every Month :660 510 134 :690 846 376 House Clearances CONSTRUCCIONES S. CHAVOS S.L Arranged - Avda. Constitución 33 , 29754 Cómpeta, Málaga We will info@s-chavos.com or info@solutions4u-competa.com Collect www.s-chavos.com Official Manufacturer of UPVC-WINDOWS - UPVC-WINDOWS and DOORS - BALCONY SYSTEMS - CONSERVATORIES S.L - GLASS CURTAINS Ask for free consultation and estimate or come and visit our showroom. English speaking people will advise you! Urbanizatión La Màta Discoteca Juan Verdún Seventy Plus Lidl Vélez-Málaga Avda, Juan Carlos I Torre del Mar Industrialzone LA MATA, 29700 Velez-Malaga, Tel. 952 50 25 27 – Fax 952 55 85 98 Mobile: 609 88 50 96 Web: juanverdun.com E-Mail: juanverdun@juanverdun.comTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 55
  • IAN PETT DENTAL CLINICPractice moves to Velez Malaga.T he Dental Clinic is moving Carmen, close to the hub of the qualifications in Oral Surgery, from its current home at commercial and shopping areas. Dental Hypnosis and Forensic Cruce de Periana, Puente It is well placed for the Odontology- being called as anDon Manuel, with the expiry of underground car park near the expert witness in dento - legalthe 6-year lease of premises. It theatre and clients with limited cases. He is a father of 4 and hasis now in its sixth year of mobility can be dropped off at the a skilful way of enabling hisexistence, having registered front door. There are no steps to younger patients to feel reassurednearly three thousand people of climb and wheelchair access is and encouraged. Havingboth the ex-patriate and not problematic. experienced a fear of dentists inSpanish communities. his childhood he understands the With new technology already anxieties and when appropriate isDentist Ian Pett and his established in the clinic, a full able to offer dental hypnosis.receptionist/assistant Rosie are range of high quality dental carefacing a challenging relocation can be provided. From simple With his assistant Rosie, a bastionprocess but nonetheless it is one routine maintenance to advanced of support with clinicalwith new opportunities and crown and bridge work, aesthetic competence together with a blendexciting potential. dentistry and skilled oral surgery. of common sense and good communication skills, patients areMoving the clinic to the heart of Ian has had over 30 years in always made welcome.Velez-Malaga into the new hospital and general dentalpremises on Calle La Carrera 7, practice running his own clinics at Clients can feel free to call in for awill place it 2 minutes from the home and abroad. He trained in chat about their dental needs orAyuntamiento and Teatro del Sheffield and gained further make an appointment. All major credit cards accepted Puente Don Manuel Five Star Dental Care You Can Trust Clinic Opening Hours Monday - Friday 09.30 - 14.00hrs (by appointments) Introductory Special Offer! A FREE oral health assessment in association with a full Scale and Polish We have for 40 Euros. This is in recognition by scientists that proper dental hygiene should reduce the risk of moved! atherosclerosis, strokes and heart New Location disease. Please call us to chat about this Ian Pett Dental Care Calle La Carrera, 7 offer or any oral hygiene concerns with Velez Malaga our hygienist Rosie or to make an 29700 appointment. Málaga Tel: 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 Mobile (Spain) + 34 691 700 587 (Spain) + 34 951 139 287 Email ianpett@hotmail.com56 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • Enjoy nature at its best. Casa La Mina now open with new services and facilities. Our cuisine is selected for its natural flavours, tradition and always within the concept of the mediterranean diet. Monday - Sunday -10.00 - 22.00 Food served all day Pool is free to hotel guests and diners. Tel: 951 193 840 info@hotelcasalamina.com www.hotelcasalamina.com Printer ink cartridges & Stationary Supplies. NEW OPENING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm & 3.00pm - 6pm You can find us at: Thursday Friday Trapiche Market Every Tuesday 9.30am - 5.00pm 9.00am - 2.00pm El Pino Market, Torrox Park Saturday & Hotel Saydo,Mollina Market 10.00am - 1.00pm Alternate Wednesdays Clínica Veterinaria Naturvets Cómpeta Avda. de La Constitución 15 Puente don Manuel Market 29754 Cómpeta Every Friday Tel 952 55 38 50 URG: 617001723 To Order www.naturvets.com - now also on Facebook, Tel: Andy 627 242 977check out our puppies and kittens for adoption. Email: sales@printerink.esTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 57
  • Country Market Los Jardines del TrapicheEvery Tuesday 9.30am - 1.30pm take the 272 onto the a356,well established for 5 years now, we have a beautiful Velez Malaga,Turn off atcourtyard and a bar area with a large air conditioned el cruce towardsindoor area, full of food, fruit and vegetables. benamargosaGo over theA selection of stalls selling new and handmade items. roundabout and we are on the left hand side justSomething for everyone before the private airportif you would like to join us or would like any information,please Call Anita 627877164 or Chrissie 617811030 www.countrymarketsspain.com
  • Pavo Real Bar and Restaurant Open All Day Every Day (incl. Kitchen) 10.00am until late. TEL: 654 869 083 31st October Halloween Fancy New Menu and Specials Board. (snack & evening) Dress Party . Ribs with live Wide range of home made pies Thai Curry entertainment Full English Breakfast and tea from "Gasoline" 7 euro Cod and Chips and mushy peas 9.50 euro New - Spit Roast Chickens New 2 TV s 50" & 42" 7.50 euro(Fri, Sat & Sun) call to order so can show different matches at the same time Bottles 1.25 - Pints 2 euro - Tubo 1 euro La We are pleased to announce this CÓMPETA will now be an ongoing offer for the Plaza Almijara, 6 foreseeable future Coffee & Cake Only 2.00€ (Every Afternoon) Paella every Sunday Please call in for more information Tel: 952 55 37 01To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 59
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  • Taberna - Teteria Hierbabuena Full Restaurant Menu Tapas & Raciones Various cocktails (with and without Alcohol!) Milkshakes and Ice creams Sunday Nights Live Music Reservations call 639 263 310 or 610 742 953 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta Take away Food Open 7 days a week - 9.00am until close CORTIJO-PACO Avd. Canillas 6, Competa Tel: 952 553 647 Mob: 690 172 861 The Restaurant with the best views down to the coast. Great selection of Spanish wines at excellent prices High Quality Meat Dishes - T-Bone steak - Rib eye - Fillet of beef Shoulder of lamb and Leg of lamb often available as a special or order it in advance. New Summer Menu & Special offers on selected dishes. Charity Shop Terrace open in June Hotel Balcon Cocktail Bar Open from 7pm - Mojitos and Cocktails C/ San Antonio Open Tues to Sun from 7pm for dinner - Closed Mondays . Cortijo Paco www.cortijopaco.es62 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • Café Bar “El Despacho De Fernan” C/Rampa. Edif. Ayunatamiento, No.1 Competa, Malaga Tel: 952 553 518 Behind the Town hallOpen Mon - Sat (Closed Sundays) 9.00am till late - Drinks, Snacks & Full Menu www.barfernan.es info@barfernan.es Live Music Restaurante Asador Every Friday MUSEO del VINO Tlf: 952 553 314 Calle Constitución, Cómpeta, Málaga Specialist in: Home made food, Braised Meat and Roast Piglet At the heart of the wine route in Competa is the wine museum. Decorated with Andalusian charm, it has recovered the warm, friendly ambience of the wine cellars with its braced arches, brick columns and seasoned wood. Along with the delicious muscatel wines, dry, sweet, young and mature, made from the Rome variety of muscatel grapes, the local gastronomy includes the best cooked meat and sausages in the district, black puddings, pork loin, chorizo sausage, which you can buy together with other typical products like honey, raising, figs, olive oil, ceramics and rugs, in the wine museum ..... A charming place. Menu del dia (3 courses) €7.50 1pm - 5pm Served Tuesday-FridayAll new customers: come and introduce yourself to Pepe the owner for your free glass of local wine!To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63
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  • the propert y feature 2012 A round 56% of British people enquiring about the Spanish propert y market are actively interested in purchasing opportunities according to a study by Spanish real estate agent Inmoaction with 27% of respondents commenting that they would buy a second home in the countr y. Results from the sur vey of more than 1,500 people highlights that the decline in prices in the Spanish propert y market is increasingly attracting British buyers looking for a well priced dream home. ‘While the data shows that Brits seem to be showing a great deal of interest in Spanish propert y, we are seeing this interest translate into action,’ said Marc Pritchard sales and marketing manager of Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey España. ‘While enquiries by Brits have increased by 5.5% in August this year compared to the same time in 2011, last month saw 53% of all our propert y sales in August made to British clients, the strongest sales month to British buyers since September 2010,’ he explained. ‘Opportunities to purchase qualit y properties in good locations at low prices combined with the strength of the pound to euro and 4% VAT has meant that Brits are prepared to act in order to take advantage of the current market,’ he added. Keen to capitalise on this activit y, the Spanish government and the Spanish Propert y Developers Association will be working together to formulate a plan that will target foreign buyers in order to help reduce the level of real estate stock on the market in Spain with a focus on Russia and China as well as European Union nations. A small selection of properties presented to you from local estate agents in this area. To advertise call 637 028 873To advertise call 637 028 873To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 53 The Grapevine 55 The Grapevine 65
  • Bargain Price: 199,000€ Price: 150,000€ Price: 132,000€ Ref: C3230 Ref: V255 Ref: ZTM3952 Location: Competa Location: Competa Location: Competa Beds:2 Baths:2 Beds:2 Baths:1 Beds:5 Baths:2 Size: 94m² built + Apartment 26m² Size: 78m² Size: 100m² Approx Pool: Yes 6m x 4m Pool: No Pool: No Taurus Real Estate Brogan Properties Inland Price: 80,000€ Price: 235,000€ Price: 55.000€ Ref: 635 Ref: ZTM3930 Ref: tc1_723 Location: Torrox Location: Competa Location: Competa Beds:1 Baths:1 Beds:4 Baths:3 Beds:2 Baths:2 + Cloakroom Size:80m² Size: Plot 1800m², houses 163m² Size: 72m² Pool: No Pool: No Pool: No Solutions 4 U Inland Sunset Properties "Spain is still the most popular country for British people to retire despite the current crisis in the Price: 73.000€ Price: 73.000€ eurozone and those Ref: ZTM3825 Location: Cómpeta Ref: vc1_767 Location: Cómpeta choosing to move there Beds:1 Baths:1 Size:52m² Beds:1 Baths:1 Size: 50m² can buy propert y at a Pool: No Inland Pool: No bargain price." Sunset PropertiesTo advertise call 637 028 87366 The Grapevine 56 The Grapevine To advertise call Helen on 637 02857 The Grapevine 873 To advertise call 637 028 873
  • Rustic Price: 300,000€ Price: 119,000€ Price: 255,000€ Ref: ZTM3872 Ref: C1208 Ref: F265 Location: Cómpeta Location: Canillas de Albaida Location: Cómpeta Beds:3 Baths:2 Beds:3 Baths:2 Beds:2/3 Baths:1 Size: 120m² Size: 99m² Size: 99.4m² Pool: No Pool: No Pool: No Inland Taurus Real Estate Brogan Properties Price: €116,000 Price: 350,000€ Price: 349,000€ Ref: 350 Ref: vc1_836 Ref: ZTM3945 Location: Archez Location: Cómpeta Location: Cómpeta Beds:2 Baths:1 Beds:3 Bath:2 Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 80m² Size: 141m² Size: 164m² Pool: No Pool: Yes Pool: Yes Solutions 4 U Sunset Properties INLAND "The strength of sterling against the euro has presented lucrative opportunities for British buyers today Price: 118,000€ Price: 299,000€ Ref: tc2_849 Ref: ZTM3890 to purchase their Location: Salares Location: La Molineta Beds:2 Bath:1+ Cloackroom Beds:4 Baths:2 ideal home in Spain Size: 94m² Size: 186m² Pool: No Pool: No for less." Sunset Properties INLAND56 The GrapevineTo advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873
  • Prestige Propert y Price: 599.000€ Price: 645,000€ Price: 399.000€ ZTM3916 Ref: vc7_844 Ref: 657Location: Between Nerja & Frigiliana Location :Comares Location: Corumbela Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Beds: 5 Baths: 7 Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 250m² Size: 607m² Size: 205m² Pool: Yes Pool: Yes Pool: Yes Inland Sunset Properties Solutions 4 U Price: 595,000€ Price: 430.000€ Price: 395,000€ Ref: vm2_589 Ref: ZTM3939 Ref: T762 Location: Mezquitilla Location: Cómpeta Location: Sayalonga Beds:7 Baths:7 Beds:5 Baths:5 Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 213m² Size: 217m² Size: 128m² Pool: Yes Pool: No Pool: Yes 8mx4m Sunset Properties Inland Taurus Real Estate "Certainly the weather is a major factor in peoples decision making but Health is Price: 395,000€ Price: 780,000€ too to the retired age Ref: ZTM3918 Ref: V253 Location: Sayalonga Beds:2 Baths:2 Location: Cómpeta Beds:4 Baths:4 group and Spain has an Size: 155m² + 55m² Garage Pool: Yes Size: 189m² Pool: Yes excellent healthcare Inland Brogan Properties system."
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  • THE QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS (5)DOWN 1. Tugs (5) 1. Propelling 6. Used for agent (10) treating 2. Deep malaria (7) affection (4) 8. Body of 3. Military unit peers (7) (5) 9. Definite 4. Venomous article (3) snake (5) 10. Deficiency 5. Acrid taste (4) (6) 12. Animal 7. All things hunted for (10) food (4) 11. Containing 15. Chopping cream (6) tool (3) 13. Opposite 16. Pertaining one of two (5) to Turkey (7) 14. Crucifix (5) 18. Hardens 17. Male name metal (7) (4) 19. Gesture of indifference 1. Which magical creature played "along the cherry lane"? 2. Which two men have been awarded the title FIFA World Player of the Year three times? 3. Belfries of Belgium and France, the Palace and Park of Versailles, the Town of Bamberg, Mount Athos, the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa and Hadrians Wall. What connects all of the aforementioned places? 4. Which make of trenchcoat did Humphrey Bogart wear in the film Casablanca? 5. Another word for a topless bikini. Eight letters 6. Carpenter, weaver, pharaoh, army, bull, meat and honeypot are all examples of what? 10. Which beautiful silent film star was given the nickname The 7. Indian words used in the English language: face? a: The Sanskrit word for a holy message or text. Six letters, last letter A. 11. Which EU country is bordered by the Gulf of Finland, the b: The Sanskrit word for one associated with well-being Baltic Sea, Latvia and the Russian Federation? and a lucky charm. Eight letters, second letter W. c: The Hindi and Sanskrit word for a scoundrel. Four 12. Who can be MARITORIOUS? letters. d: The everyday Hindi word for KNEADS. Seven letters, last 13. The name of which alcoholic beverage, often made from the letter O. sap of coconut palms, stems from the Arabic word for SWEAT? e: The Hindi and Urdu word meaning like a crocodile, which (yes that is sweat and not sweet) attacks stealthily. Six letters, third letter G. 14. Which two boxers exchanged blows in the so called Thriller 8. What was Mad Maxs last name? in Manila? 9. Complete the purported inscription on King Arthurs grave. "Here lies Arthur, ...” See page 82 for answers70 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
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  • The Spanish Coffee Break 50 Spanish words you have to know gracias thanks ahora now tú you ser to be y and poder to be able a to que that gustar to be pleasing ir to go por for poner to put estar to be amar to love casi almost bueno good quién who saber to know de of, from para for como like, as su your, her, his, their venir to come donde donde hacer to do, to make porque because dar to give amigo friend el, la, los, las the pero butpor favor please antes before se itself no no más more mucho much en on, in bien well nuevo new haber to have auxiliary verb aquí here cuando when tener to have querer to want chico boy un a, one hola hello entender understand Sopa de Letras Search & Learn with the very first “Sopa de Letras” in the Axarquia! Popular Spanish Words Search Word Translation gracias thanks ser to be a to ir to go estar to be bueno good de of, from su your, her, his, their hacer to do, to make amigo friend por favor please no no en on, in haber to have auxiliary verb tener to have un a, one ahora now y and que that por for amar to love quién who para for venir to come porque because el, la, los, las the antes before más more bien well aquí here querer to want hola hello72 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
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  • UK DELIVERIES Door to door service We also take pets ONLY PAY FOR 1 WAY. WE GO TO THE UK EVERY 2 WEEKS Trading on the Costa for over 6 years Telephone 951247240 or 608091660 UK DELIVERIES Email nerjasofas@hotmail.com Web: www.nerjasofas.com More than 20 years ago Asesoría AljarifeASESORÍA opened its’ doors to the public. Since then, hundreds of companies and individuals in the Axarquia region and from the MalagaALJARIFE Province have left in our hands the responsibility to advise them to get the best Notarial Title deeds, Wills, possible results for their businesses. Catastral Corrections, etc. We are a group of highly qualified General Administration professionals that work for you. Economists Transfers of vehicles, driving and administrators with a wealth of licences, matriculations, etc.) experience that are at your disposal any time in order to make your life easier. Tax declarations Creation of businesses Accounts General insurances www.aljarife.com (house, car, health, etc) ASESORÍA ALJARIFE GESTORÍA LÓPEZ NAVAS C/ San Antonio, 8 - 1º C/Ros Alférez 4 Bajo C 29754 CÓMPETA Málaga 29740 TORRE DEL MAR Málaga We speak Spanish, English, Teléfono:(34) 952 51 66 00 Teléfono: (34) 952 54 25 04 Fax: (34) 952 51 67 29 Fax: (34) 952 54 17 47 German, Finnish, French, ItalianTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 75
  • Grapevine Bargain Ads Photo adverts only 15 Euro per month Text adverts (max 30 words) 5 Euros for 2 months Payment in advance only- ads must be received by 17th of the month MEADE 8” SCHMIDT- 2 bed 2 bath villa for CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE long term rental WITH TRÍPOD. 450€ pcm plus bills, Spacious €250 of accessories incl furnished villa, with wonderful sea 25mm, 9.7mm eyepieces, & mountain views, concrete Barlow lens, Nikon adapter, access & swimming pool. Located camera mount, USB webcam. between Competa & Sayalonga. PERFECT OPTICS. €600 For more info & photos contact (NOT a GOTO telescope). Denise at Sunset Properties 618 295 Competa Tel: 637996213 063 / info@sunsetproperties-spain.com 2006 FIAT PUNTO IKEA extendable bed 1.3 Multijet 16V Diesel, Manual LHD, Spanish Plate, 60+ mpg, plus wooden slats and 123k km, ITV to April2014, Air mattress PLUS extra mattress Con , Central Locking, Electric for when bed is fully extended front windows, Radio/CD, Almost brand new. ABS €3900 (Sedella) Tel: 951 067 758 €80 Competa area. Mob: (0033) 601 794 377 Tel: 615880 324 Mob: 663 578 150 2 External heavy duty NIKON D5000 CAMERA & roller blinds. LENS (16-85mm focus 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Lens) 1 x 3.5m wide 1 x 2.9m €790.00 wide both approx 3m in Competa:Tel 633 897 499 depth. €150.00 each. Call 951067752 NIKON D5000 BOOK, 2nd Battery, Charger, Can deliver locally. Camera Bag & accessories Competa €30.00 Competa: Tel 633 897 499 Glass topped dining table and 6 chairs for Large Car Top Box: Thule Adventurer sale 225cm x 65cm x 35cm can carry 50 Kg, fits ski’s and much more. In lovely condition €90.00 Tel: 951 067758 Mob: (0033) 601 794 377 €200.00 Torrox HP DESKJET F300 ALL IN ONE PRINTER hp printer and scanner in very good condition colour and black ink new, disc 2003 Volkswagen Bora 1.9 TDI ST €30.00 (canillas de albaida) tel 685878506 Service History, Manual, right hand drive CHILDS DOLLS 3 WHEEL PUSHCHAIR, (Spanish Plates) baby seat, doll and accessories Powerful and 60MPG €15.00 €3900 Competa: Tel 95255375 or 628069703 Competa Tel: 606 605 686 Golf Clubs Cavity Back Irons Graphite Shaft 4- SW+Putter+Bag-Peugot 206 €100.001900cc Diesel Taylormade R7 Driver Regular Flex 10.5 Deg Draw Model2 Seater Van 11 years old €75.00ITV and taxed Excellent condition Ping K15 Hybrid Regular Flex Mint Condition1,600 euro ONO €100.00Tel: 952 557 839 Callaway X Series Wedge 56Deg Mint ConditionCanillas de Albaida €75.00: Tel Archez 635 150 361 The Grapevine
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  • Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon . Tin Tin . Tin Tin IS the place where you can go and have a full day of beauty treatment: Perm, colouring, hi and low light, wash & set also cuts for men and children, Acrylic nails, manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up. Nueva villa de Cómpeta Mon-Wed -Fri (Just behind Café Cómpeta) 10.00-13.30 & 17.00-20.00 Tel: 952 516 416 . Tue & Thu 9.30-13.30 . English, Danish & Spanish Sat 10.00 - 14.00 Michael ’s Upholstery 11 Calle del Carmen Competa www.competaart.com Tel: 952 55 34 64 Bring in summer with our complete repair and upholstery service Garden and terrace cushions in outdoor quality materials. Parasol and gazebo cover repairs Re-upholstery of antique and modern furniture. Free pick up and delivery on small items.To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 79
  • winter. Look about on a sunny day after the first rains and you can see autumn and spring hand in hand. Bodegas Bentomiz, perched on a hillside above Sayalonga, enjoys the autumn´s cool summer climate, with refreshing breezes from the coast reaching the winery in early September. Last year´s wines have now been bottled and the frantic work of grape harvesting is done: the embryonic wines are developing in their tanks. Visiting the Bodega you don´t just see the glorious views and vineyards, you smell the wine: the air is ripe with the rich red fruity smell of the fermenting grapes. (Perhaps you don´t think a smell can have a colour, but it smells red to me!) A wasp or two buzzes sadly outside the tank; sure there is something interesting inside. Now the skill of the wine maker comes to the fore. The newly pressed fruit can be kept with its skins and pips (red wine) or without (white wine); for those with skins they can be mixed fiercely to encourage the release of their tannins, or not; culturedGARDEN OF EDEN yeast can be added or naturalBodega Bentomiz in Sayalonga yeast developed; the grape skins floating on top of the “must” (the fermenting grape juice) need to be moisturized continuously, pumpingI t´s autumn...and it´s not. In sunshine. That rain (occasional or schools they teach the not) provokes the water-starved the liquid from the bottom of the children about the four plants into an extravagant burst of tank to the top. Sugar and alcoholseasons: spring when the sun growth and flowering: a second contents are assessed daily, toand the flowers come out, spring. help control the vinificationsummer when it´s hot and process. All these and many othersunny, autumn when it gets Many northerners say they would factors have to be understood,cold and the leaves fall from the miss the autumn colours here. It´s monitored and managed.trees, winter when it´s so cold it true that the Sierras climb through Understanding how they will affectsnows. But that´s not how it a cloak of ever-green pines before the look, smell and taste of thegoes here. their rocky heads emerge above wine to come is complex mixture the tree line. Clusters of poplars of science and art!Here the spring is often rainy and and larches in the rivers bringcool and that brings the flowers glimpses of leaf change. But while You can visit and witness this forout just as happily as the sun. In the banks and waysides are yourself. After a hectic summersummer most plants wither to wreathed in fresh, flowering Bodegas Bentomiz is once againbrittle tinder and the leaves fall off greens, the rolling slopes of welcoming visitors tours or tapasthe trees with the long hot vineyards make a carpet of tours: call or email to arrange itdrought. And a good autumn here colour: from September to and you will be welcome to shareis like a good English summer: November they turn from deep in the sensory delights – sights,pleasantly warm to hot, a threat of green through gold to amber to scents, and tastes – of our veryoccasional rain but plenty of reds before they are cut back in own Garden of Eden.80 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
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  • Dee Mobile Dog & Cat Groomer & now also offering full parlour facilities at Como Piensos in Competa Elderly & nervous pets welcome All breeds and cross-breeds Bathing, clipping nails, ears, scissoring & perfect finish in parlour Clipping, nails, ears, scissoring & perfect finish in the comfort of your own home Tel: Deidre 606 801 371 (Mobile grooming) Tel: Virginia 664 84 50 51 (Como Piensos Parlour) We also operate a private animal sanactuary for abandoned, abused and neglected animals. We sometimes offer for adoption one of our very special rehabilitated dogs or cats. Please telephone The Haven 606 801 371 for information. Donations gratefully received. (Food bedding, old newspapers, sheets or towels etc for the animals in our care Como Pienso Mon - Sat 9am-2pm & 5pm-9pm Opposite restaurant cortijo paco, competa We stock the best products for your pets Royal Canin, Bon Menu, Friskies, Brekkies, Pro plan, Dibaq, Affinity & Pedigree Dog Clipping Service A range of seeds & Plants for sale Home Delivery Service Tel: 952 51 61 18/664 84 50 51 email: comopiensocompeta@hotmail.com www.comopienso.esTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 83
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  • All Areas de Albaida Canillas €9 per hour Tel:00 34 608 658 108 www.horseriding-andalucia.com Phone Rob on 690 076 988 or 951 247 171 e-mail: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com Beauty Therapy - Reflexology - Aromatherapy Bowen Technique - Chiropractic Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, no16 Torrox Costa, 29793 Malaga TELF: 952 53 0122 Mobile:651 956 284 Electricians SPANISH LESSONS Torre Del Mar GRAMMAR & CONVERSATION Fully qualified GROUPS OR ONE TO ONE ALL LEVELS All work undertaken QUALIFIED NATIVE TEACHER Free Estimates www.academia-expresion.es info@academia-expresion.esRoger 648 025 901 Mike 606 246 902 C/ Lantana nº 1 Caleta de Vélez Answerphone: 952 553 282 (next to the church) Loose Covers, Curtains CómpetaLooking for a woman for companionship I am looking for a mature women from Northern Europe & Cushion Covers between the ages of 45 and 65 and ideally living between Dressmaking, Alterations from Competa and the coast and who enjoys the countryside. zips & hems to remodelling clothes I dont have any dogs, children, tattoos or a beard but I do 20 Years Experience Professional Machines have my own hair, car and house in Torrox. English & Spanish Spoken I am a calm, quiet, honest and friendly, i dont speak much Collection & Delivery Fixed quotes given on all jobs Spanish but I can speak English and German very well. Seamstress & Soft Furnishings My telephone number is 951 321 171 Lizzy Reilly - Tel: 952 55 35 75 Mob: 651 472 952 Mesón Las Gemelas Advertise HereCómpeta Avenida Torrox, 4 Cómpeta, From only 10€ p/month Málaga Tel: 952 516 395 For more details call: 637 028 873 651 309 684 grapevinesales@gmail.com Casa de la Pasa Bazar Andalusi Cómpeta Wines, Spices, Raisins, Crafts Workshop, Pottery, Glass Painting, Nuts and much much more! Antiques, Exclusive Artworks from Local Local Products Artists, Natural fibre Artesania & Ceramics Clothes, Sterling Silver, Precious Stones A.V Constitucion No.4 Plaza Almijara, 5 - T 659 476 038 el. Opposite the School, Cómpeta http://bazarandalusi.blogspot.com.es - email bazarandalusi@yahoo.comTo advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 85
  • Local News WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA pasión por la música. Si te gusta la música, ven a disfrutar de un ambiente único, al lado de nuestra chimenea, a tomar una copa o probar unos de nuestros platos sabrosos de nuestra cocina. Para más información contacta con Mitch: mitchbanjo@hotmail.com THE INDOOR SWIMMINGALBERDINI ACOUSTIC Para reservar tu mesa llama el POOL IN TORRE DEL MARMUSIC SESSIONS Alberdini: 952516294 is set to be finished by MarchThe winter music sessions at of next year according tothe Alberdini Hotel in Velez Malaga Mayor,Cómpeta will start again on Francisco Delgado Bonilla.Thursday 25th October and The mayor visited thewill be repeated on the last construction site in Cerro delThursday of every month. Aguila where the project isThe music will be all acoustic about 60 per cent complete.and will start around 9.00pm “We would like constructionand all musicians and singers to be completed within theof all styles and genres will be first few months of 2013.very welcome to come and join Even now in the month ofin. So if youre a music lover August work is being done socome and sit by the lovely VINUELA SEW & SEWS that we can have one of thewarm stove with a glass of October 12th, 13th and 14th best indoor swimming poolsyour favorite tipple and enjoy 2012 Exhibition of Patchwork in all of Malaga province,”the unique atmosphere of an and Quilting, embroidery and claimed Delgado Bonilla.open acoustic music session. other crafts at Garden La The overall budget for theFor more information contact Palma, Camino Remenentes installation is €3.4 million;Mitch on SN - 29700, Velez Malaga. €2.2 million will be coveredmitchbanjo@hotmail.com Open Fri/Sat - 9 am to 7 pm, by the town council and theTo reserve a table call The Sun 10 am to 1 pm. Disabled remaining €1.2 million, by theAlberdini on: 952 51 62 94 access. Free parking. Two Tourism Council of the Junta quilts being raffled. Sales de Andalucia.El jueves 25 de octubre table and refreshments. Plans consist of two pools:empezarán otro vez las Raising funds for the one, a semi-Olympic size will“Alberdini Sessions”, childrens charity Anne have eight lanes and measureescenario abierto para Axarquia and sponsored by 25 by 16.6 metres, with amúsicos, y se repetirán cada Garden La Palma. Further depth of 1.8 metres, and theúltimo jueves del mes. details from other will measure 16.5 by 8La música será todo acústico, www.vinuelasewandsews.eu metres with the shallow endempezando alrededor de las or Rachel on 951 067 713 at 0.80 metres depth and the21.00H. deep end reaching 1.20Todos los músicos y cantantes, metres.de cada estilo, están invitadosa participar y compartir la 86 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873
  • Local NewsNEWS FROM THE TOWN loved by the whole community,HALL OF CÓMPETA as was proven by the amount of From the 1st to the 5th of people present at the funeralOctober between 10.30H and service on Monday the 17th in14.00H you can renew or the church of Cómpeta. He willchange your Spanish ID in the be missed for being a greattown hall. Please make an person, and for all the hardappointment work he has done for Cómpeta.*”Bolsa de Trabajo”: From the The Grapevine would also like15th of September until the to pass on their condolences to31st of October anyone TOM FERBER Tom’s family especially Gweninterested in applying for jobs On Sunday the 16th of his wife. Tom was a great helpat the town hall can submit September our councilor of to The Grapevine in supplyingtheir CV at the town hall. tourism Tom Ferber passed information from the Competa away, after fighting a long Town hall to our magazine he12th October illness. will be sadly missed.“Día de la Hispanidad”12.00H: Celebration of the day Tom got to know Cómpeta when Also, this month Bob theof the Guardia Civil in the he was looking for a place in husband of Dee who provideschurch of Cómpeta. the South of Spain to spend his Dog Grooming services passed holidays, and he chose Málaga away as a result of an accident because it was the home of his in the campo. Spanish teacher from the UK. Every summer holiday he spent Our sympathies are with both here, until 9 years ago, after families at this sad time. retiring, he and his wife Gwen decided to move here permanently. LOCAL GIGS Tom was councilor of Tourism The Dixie Swing Band, since the elections in 2007 (5th on the list of the PP-Partido Sunday Roast - Every Sunday - Popular), and he was also 2pm - 6 pm. The Boatyard Bar14th October responsible for the foreigner´s - Playa Playazo - Nerja“ V Día de la bicicleta” office in the town hall and Tel. 659 778 105 (5th Day of the bycicle) building bridges between allWe start at 11.00H at the nationalities residing in Geoff Murrellviewing point in front of Venta Cómpeta. Tom Ferber set up ade Palma. network of volunteers for the Saturday Oct 6th - The tourist office, which now has Alberdini Hotel, Competa.31/October information available in 14 From 8.30pm. To book call 952“Noche de las castañas” (Night different languages. 516 294, or just come along forof the chestnuts) a drink.Celebrations start from 20.ooH Jose Luis Torres (Mayor ofonwards at La Plazoleta. Cómpeta): “Tom Ferber was someone To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 87
  • C NTACTS DIRECT RY Sponsored by: Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 010 Frigiliana 952 533 231 Emergency Numbers Velez Malaga Tel: 952 541 104 Malaga 952 327 950 Emergency Services 112 Frigiliana Tel: 952 533 002 Motril 958 600 164 Ambulance 061 Almunecar Tel: 958 631 125 Motril Tel: 958 823 591 Telephone Fire Brigade 080 Maro Tel: 952 529 024 Guardia Civil 062 General Enquires Tel: 1004 Town Halls Speaking Clock Tel : 093 Line Faults Tel: 1002Doctors Alcaucin Tel: 952 510 002 Directory Enquires Tel: 025Canillas de Aceituno Archez Tel: 952 553 159 Tel: 952 518 250 Airports Canillas de Albaida.Cómpeta Calle San Antonio Tel: 952 553 006 Granada Airport Tel: 951 289 791 Tel: 958 245 200 Canillas de Aceituno, Malaga AirportSalares Tel: 952 508 906 Tel: 952 518 002 Tel: 952 048 804Sayalonga Tel : 952 552 404 Cómpeta, Tel: 952 516 006Sedella Tel: 952 508 858 952 516 025 Bus TimesNerja Tel: 952 523 131 Periana Tel: 952 536 016 L= Mon – Sat • D= DirectSalobrena Tel: 958 829 332 Rio Gordo Tel: 952 732 154 Nerja – MalagaTorre del Mar Sayalonga Tel: 952 535 021 06.30L, 07.30, 08.30D, 08.55, Tel: 952 542 396 10.10D, 11.10, 11.55D, 12.40, Salares Tel: 952 508 903 13.40, 14.55, 16.10, 17.10,Municipal Police Sedella Tel: 952 508 839 18.10D, 18.40, 19.40, 20.40, Torre del Mar 21.15, 21.45DCanillas de Aceituno Tel: 952 540 471 Malaga – Nerja Tel: 952 518 000 07.00, 08.15L, 09.15, 10.30, Tel: 952 518 002 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 010 11.00D, 11.45D, 12.30D, 13.00,Cómpeta Tel: 605 276 302 Velez Malaga Tel: 952 559 100 14.15, 15.15, 16.30, 17.30, Vinuela Tel: 952 519 002 18.45, 19.30D, 20.15, 20.45D,Canillas de Albaida Frigiliana Tel: 952 533 122 21.30D, 23.00 Tel: 952 558 321 La Herradura Nerja – GranadaNerja Tel: 952 521 545 Tel: 958 827 794 06.30L, 09.45, 14.30, 15.45,Torrox Pueblo 16.30, 19.15 Tel: 952 539 828 Nerja Tel: 952 548 430 Granada – NerjaTorrox Costa Torrox Pueblo 07.00, 09.00, 10.00, 13.00, Tel: 952 538 115 Tel: 952 538 200 16.00, 17.30L, 20.00Velez Malaga Nerja – Sevilla Tel: 952 549 238 Taxi Ranks & Drivers 07.30D, 16.30, 02.00Torre del Mar Cómpeta Sevilla – Nerja Tel: 952 965 546 07.00, 18.00D, 24,00 Franquelo: 952 553 535Emergencies 112 El Mellizo: 952 516 056 Canillas de Albaida - Competa- Maximo: 952 516 199 Sayalonga - MalagaTourist Information Cesáreo: 952 516 205 Mon-Fri Sayalonga Departs Canillas de AlbaidaCómpeta Tel: 952 553 685 7.00 - 9.30 - 15.30Nerja Tel: 952 521 531 Ramiro: 952 535 029 Velez Malaga 952 540 016 For Competa add 5 minutesSayalonga Tel: 952 535 206 Almunecar 958 630 017 For Sayalonga add 20 minutesTorre del MarTel: 952 541 10488 The Grapevine To advertise call Helen on 637 028 873
  • Street Markets Consulates HospitalsMonday Torrox Costa Austria Tel: 952 600 267 Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000Tuesday Nerja Belgium Tel: 952 399 907Wednesday Motril Tel: 958 603 506 Denmark Tel: 952 448 450 Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000Algarrobo Costa, Rincon de laVictoria Finland Tel: 952 212 435Thursday France Tel: 952 214 888 VetsVelez- Malaga, Frigiliana, Germany Tel: 952 363 591Torre del Mar Nerja Clinica San Fernando Ireland Tel: 952 475 108 (vet Expedito) 609 982 941Friday Italy Tel: 952 306 150 Torrox VillageAlmunecar, Frigliana,Sayalonga, La Herradura Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 & Torrox Costa 608 45 42 70Saturday Norway Tel: 952 210 331 La Herradura 625 233 778Cómpeta, La Caleta de Velez Sweden Tel: 917 020 000 CómpetaSunday UK Tel: 952 352 300 & La Caleta: 657 582 225Nerja Car Boot Sale, Sayalonga Lake Vinuela Tel 888 888 888 USA Tel: 952 474 891Sayolanga Municipal MarketMon- Fri 8.30am-2.30pm Airlines National Holidays www.easyjet.com January 1st New Years DayChurch Services www.bmibaby.com January 6th Three Kings DayCómpeta www.ryanair.com February 28th Andalucia DayCatholic Sat 8.00pm & www.thompsonfly.com May 1st May Day Sun Midday August 15th www.flymonarch.comChurch of England Virgin de la Asuncion www.flybe.com Sundays 5.30pm October 12th www.xl.comTorre del Mar Dia de la HispanidadLux Mundi English Radio Stations November 1st All Saints day Tel: 952 543 334 December 6thEvangelical Church Global Radio 96.5 FM Dia de la Constitucion Tel: 952 532 825 Wave 96.0 FM December 8thFellowship of the King Coastline Radio 97.6 FM Immaculate Conception Tel: 958 658 439 December 25th Christmas Day Radio Sol Almijara 99.1 FMAnglican Church of Nerja &Almunecar Tel: 952 525 406 Spectrum 105.5 FM REM FM 104.8 FMTo advertise call Helen on 637 028 873 The Grapevine 89
  • Accommodation Damp Control Hairdressers Damp Control Tin Tin Hairdressers Finca el Cerrillo Professional control of all external & Tel: 952 516 416 Canillas de Albaida, Malaga E.G.O Tel: 952 03 04 44 email: info@hotelfinca.com internal dampness in your home/terraces etc. www.hotelfinca.com Please call 666 991 041 for advice & free survey without obligation. Tel: 616 022 734Hotel Restaurant AlberdiniTel: 952 51 62 94 Construction Health & BeautyHotel Casa La Mina Steve Smith ConstructionTel: 951 321 996 Tel: 655 067 466 Centro Mar y Salud Airconditioning / Heating Lee Talbot Construction Dr. Bernadette Veeger - General Practitioner Tel: 659 324 586 General Practitioner Psychology Physiotherapy Osteopathy Construcciones Schmid Massage Acupuncture Tel: 652 656 066 Gynaecology Medical Thermography Phone: 952.539.742 Mobile: 606.423.869 Solar Shade Urology Iridology Vitamin and www.redwell.com Tel: 902 888 176 Mineral dificiencies testing infrared panels for inside, low cost, Etioscan Food allergies testing healthy - Stops mould and damp Colontherapy Pedicure Nutritional coaching Yoga Classes CALL NOW 952 967 015 Drains Gym classes Costemetic treatments Infrared Heating Outside for patios Paseo Marítimo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, bars, smoking areas - low running cost Waynes Drains 952 532 065 / 617 913 196, www.centromarysalud.com info@centromarysalud.com Tel: 657 862 628 Tel: 952 96 78 03 Electricians The Hair & Beauty Studio Cruce de Periana, Puente Don Manuel www.malagaclima.com Beauty TreatmentsTecnicasTel: 952 52 95 38 Electricians Pedicures - Manicures - Facials - Hopi Ear Candles - Acrylic & Gel Nail Extensions - Eyelash Perming - Roger 648 025 901 Mike 606 246 902 Aromatherapy Massage - Reiki - Waxing Carpenters Answerphone: 952 553 282 Qualified Sports &Tejeiro Remedial TherapistTel: 952 516 149 Food Stores & Bakeries Unisex Hairdressers Advanced CosmeticComputers Procedures & Electrolysis Removal of Moles, Thread veins, Milia, Skin tags, Blood spots, Warts, VerrucasComputer Repairs and Age spots C & Services For all enquires please call: 693 740 575 P Costa Cupcakes ta Mob: 650 870 625 Tel: 645 223 933 Clinica Europa el peter@deltapc.net Tel: 952 53 09 08 D www.deltapc.net Advice Build Email Furniture Stores Competa Dentist Tel: 952 51 62 08 Repair Upgrade Antivirus Ian Pett Dental CareCompeta Computers Tel: 691 700 587Tel: 617 979 364 Cambridge 800Nerja Solutions Tel: 666 282 893Tel: 952527145printerink.es Garden & Landscape Ink Cartridges S. A. Shaw Tel: 686 650 138 & Stationery Tel: 627242977 sales@printerink.es
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  • in June October CHURCH SERVICES Pilates - Tuesday midday - 1 pm.Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E Bridge Club Tuesday 2.15-6 pm,(Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first andthird Sundays of the month now at La Joya in November Art Group Thursday 3 -5 pm. Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Thursday,Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. Friday & Saturday 10 -1.30 pm,contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 Bridge Club Friday 2.15.0921.Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas ROYAL BRITISH LEGION TORRE DEL MARI.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at We meet every Wednesday at La Vega Rest Torre11 oclock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, Del Mar between 12 & 1-30second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. 4th Gibraltar tripContact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 15-17 3 Day trip to Seville0921 and 95 251 0056. 24th Monthly lunch at Pippos in Algarrobo CostaSt Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 Book on 663658354a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, Gib trip only 664224062opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) e mail rbl-tdm@hotmail.comor 618640132 (churchwarden) Web www.rbl-torredelmar.org.uk"Church of England" services every Sunday in theSanysol Chapel, Torre del Mar at 10.30 a.m., and BENAJARAFE INTERNATIONAL SOCIALat Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. CLUB ( B.I.S.C.) We meet every monday at 2.30All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. pm at the Esperanza Café /resturante on the coast road at km 261 in Benajarafe. We are aLAKE VINUELA SOCIAL CLUB registered charity. For details phone Heather onWe meet on the first Wednesday of the month 63497956 or see you Mondays at 2.30.from 12 noon until approx. 2.30pm followed bylunch at the Bar Atila in Puente Don Manuel to TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUBenjoy social activiites and meet like minded We meet every Wednesday between 12 Noon andfriends. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, open the2.00 pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, just off thebox. For details of upcoming social events A356 at Trapiche which is North of Velez Malagacontact:- Telephone 634372130 on the Granada Road. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche onLUX MUNDI TORRE DEL MAR Wednesdays, or call our dedicated booking line –Please note that Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Centre 680 764 130will be closed for the month of august except forthe friday coffee morning each week and the COMPETA CUDECA CANCER CARE SUPPORTsunday anglican church service. GROUPFriday- Coffee Morning. Refreshments, Boutique, Your local Cudeca Cancer Care Support GroupBric-a-brac, preserves, library, books for sale. meet on a monthly basis in Competa. So if you or11.00am – 1.00pm.Mobility Equipment Available: your family are living with cancer, you are veryWheelchairs, crutches, walkers, child car seat, welcome to come along and join us. Pleaseand many other mobility aids If you need help or contact me, Cindy jones 665156467 or emailwish to hire equipment please contact the Centre cindyjones19@hotmail.comby telephone. APARIV ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY FELLOWSHIP OF THE KING Will hold QUIZ NIGHTS Prizes, Raffles and FoodWe meet at Fellowship of the King premises October 12, 8 pmsituated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Los Morenos Restaurant, Rincon de la VictoriaCruce de Puente don Manuel. October 17, 7:30 pmPhone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185. At Sands & C / Sandwiches Served, Torrox CostaFellowship of the King Sunday Worship - 11am. October 26, 8 pmWednesday Fellowship 3 - 5 pm. Bar Viva, Torre del MarMidweek activities More Information call Stephen 952 514671To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 93
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