The Grapevine Magazine October 2012

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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 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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The Grapevine Magazine October 2012

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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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  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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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  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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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  19. 19. ” 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.”
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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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  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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
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  29. 29. *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
  30. 30. 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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  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. 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

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