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Monday, 30 April 2012

Geoff Murrell at El Pino, Torrox Park

On Friday night (May 4th) Geoff Murrell is back at El Pino, Torrox Park,
playing his unique mix of pop, rock, soul, country and swing. Why not come
along and enjoy the best fish & chips for miles around and a chance to party
to all your favourite songs? Fish and chips from only €6.95, and a free
bottle of wine with every two meals. Geoff provides the music from 8.30pm.
If you'd like to reserve a table, call El Pino on 952 967 063.


Another stray dog!!

There has been for the last few days, a young black German shepherd looking dog running around the Torrox Park area, he seems very nervous and skittish, he is in great danger of being killed on the roads. If anybody has lost him or knows where he may have come from please call 618226056.

This weeks events at Bar La Bodega Torrox Costa.

Thursday night’s quiz is hosted by Carsten starting around 9:15pm,

Friday’s meat raffle is at 6:30pm and Saturday sees Johnny Hollywood and Chrissie host the Karaoke starting around 9:30pm.

All the usual sporting events can be seen via Sky Sports, ESPN and Abu Dhabi Sports along with all the usual Bar La Bodega activities

groobypaul at

Jumpers, shoes and electricals

shelf.tray3fires 2DigiboxJumpers 2Shoes 2
18 Large Jumpers for sale, some brand new, many never worn and all good condition  25 euros for all
A selection of 14 pairs shoes/slippers size 41-42 (7-8) + 5 prs flip-flops, some new, some never worn, all good condition. 20 euros for all
Fax machine 10 euros
Digibox, brand new, never used - 15 euros
2 electric fires, one halogen(used), one convector (new) 15 euros for both
Antique tray, marble table lamp, solid sleeper shelf and towel rail, 10 euros for all
Thank you,
Kind regards,
Sarah Brown telephone number 952967114

Dog house required

I need a dog-house/kennel for a little friend, a plastic-like material if
possible. Reasonable price please, rain has been bothering him these days.
If you have an old one please contact me: carbootsales.torrox at gmail dot

Karaoke Competition

Pavo Real Bar. Competa/Torrox Rd.

Heats every Friday, beginning May 4th 2012 @ 8.30 pm.

Grand final to be held June 9th,to celebrate the Queens Jubilee.

Also all day extravaganza June 9th with various music acts including Elvis,
Shirley Bassey + Disco and many more acts.

All day BBQ.

For details please contact:- 634339422
or contact Andy Time....951242449
or "Pavo Real" direct on 654869083

SCRUFFS (Torrox) 2012


Cas (Costa Animal Society) are pleased to announce that the first of their annual SCRUFFS Dog Shows will be held on Saturday 26th May at the ANDALE Riding Centre with registration commencing at 1,00pm and Judging at 2.00pm.  A map can be found here

There will be 11 classes as below

1. Pedigree Puppy (under 1 year)

2. Non Pedigree Puppy (under I year)

3. Pedigree Bitch (over 1 year)

4. Pedigree Dog (over 1 year)

5. Non Pedigree Bitch (over 1 year)

6. Non Pedigree Dog (over 1 year)

7. Dog and Owner Look Alike

8. The Best Six Legs (Dog & Owner)

9. Best Rescue Dog.

10. Best Rescue Bitch.

11. Fancy Dress

There will be prizes in all classes plus Best in Show. Entry is 5 per Euros per dog per class.

A Bar & Food will be available. Many Stalls.

The International portrait painter Heather Harmen will donate a free portrait of the Pedigree Best in Show . For further info contact Richard on 952037095 or 659458020.

Make a note in your diary and come along for a great day out.

Directions to Show. Full details on our website Route will be fully signposted on Day.

mobile chiropodist

Does anybody have details of a mobile chiropodist please? We live in
nerja.Thank you.



Pet Rabbits free to a good home including angoras ,Lion heads. In Nerja used to living inside call 605. 092 315

house to rent

Can anyone help

Urgently need a House or Apartment to rent unfurnished if possible - 2
bedrooms and garden by 5th May.
Anywhere from el penoncillo to petrol station el morche, Torrox park
Not Campo. 450 max budget.

¿Puede alguien ayudarme

Necesitamos urgentemente una casa o apartamento para alquilar sin muebles si
esPosible - 2 dormitorios y jardín de 05 de mayo.
En cualquier lugar de El Peñoncillo a la gasolina estación de El Morche,
Torrox Park
No Campo. 450 max presupuesto.
mucho gracias. - tel 634125175

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Telephone Wanted

Help wanted! I wear 2 hearing aids & need a special landline telephone which
has an Integral Induction Loop.
Does anyone know where I can purchase one? I am O.K. on my mobile, so please
call me if you can help on 686 681 009 or of course contact me via email;
Thanks, John.

New Olympic novel by local author

The Olympics are only 3 months away – so while you’re waiting read the new topical crime novel 40 Days 40 Nights from local author Wendy Cartmell. It was originally planned that Aldershot Garrison would host a Team GB Training Camp for the 2012 Olympic Games. This is the story of what might have happened if they had.

The second novel in the Sgt Major Crane series 40 Days 40 Nights sees Crane battling with accidents, thefts, murders and terrorist plots. They all plague Sgt Major Crane who is not happy with his babysitting job of looking after the athletes in Team GB as they prepare for the Olympics and Paralympics. He likens it to 40 days and 40 nights in a personal wilderness before he can get back to his real job of investigating, but it turns into 40 days and 40 nights of chaos. Will Crane be able to keep the athletes safe, or will the terrorists win?

The Sgt Major Crane novels Steps to Heaven and 40 Days 40 Nights are now available for download at Amazon. Steps to Heaven will soon be available in paperback.

  Wendy on

Wendy at

Local Markets on this week

Restaurant El Pino Torrox Park Market,is on this Wednesday as normal from
10am to 2pm.
The market & car boot at Chiringuito Antonio, Puente don Manuel is on every
Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

airport run

Tuesday 1st may. meeting 9 pm flight. are you going or picking up around
this time? Could save one of us a trip. Mike 95 253 9920

Calligraphy Magazines - for free

I have about thirty back issues of "The Edge". This is a magazine which is
issued quarterly by the Calligraphy and Arts Society ,UK. They are
beautifully illustrated and are full of good information. If you are
interested in Calligraphy you can pick them up, for free, in Nerja.
Contact: mbatt at email4us dot com

Exercise bike For Sale

Exercise Cycle which is not used. Magnetic Line Montana 7591BK-3.
If anyone is interested, it is still in its box and cost Euros 119 (receipt
provided) Euros 50. Doug Auwkit: email

two Leather sofas

sofa2 resizesofa1 resizeTail Torrox has received a donation of two leather sofas, one two seater, one three seater and footstool, best offer over 75€.
Please contact Sue on 952539370. Mobile 629501173 e-mail tailtorroxatgmaildotcom

Washing machine for sale

Superser white 6kilo load washing machine for sale. 550 and 1000 rpm spin
approx 7 years old, excellent working condition, reason for sale purchase of
washer/dryer. 60 euros buyer to collect. Tlf 609422686 for details

Single beds for sale

julie bed 003Single bed with wooden slated base(folding legs),complete with mattress 1.9x 0.9 m. In very good condition,hardly ever used.Ideal spare bed. Euros 30.00.
Contact Julie(Torrox Costa) 952 532 521.

David bed2 Single beds - metal bases with wooden slats and mattresses in good condition €45.00 each or best offer. Phone 644319477

Cute Kitten Needs A Good Home

We found this cute kitten abandoned in the street. He is very friendly, gets on well with dogs and is already house trained.

Please can you give him a home? If so, we are happy to pay for the vaccinations and neutering when he is big enough.

Contact: Gill(_)Sibson(at)Hotmail(.)com or Phone: 951067725

Saturday, 28 April 2012

For Sale - Looks good but not terribly comfy!


Might as well be honest! This 3 piece suite has been in the lounge in our holiday home for 9 years but now that we are living here, we need something squishier :) It has had very little use, as we have only been out for a month or so each year. It cost nearly 1500 euros new and we are asking 250 euros for the suite (without the red cushions). The suite would be ideal as 'occasional' furniture, on a covered terrace perhaps, or similar situation. For more information, contact irened 'at' fsmail dot net

Sunday Competa C.A.S Quiz

Due to Eurelio at La Roca Reastaurante having to be in Malaga tomorrow
evening,unfortunately,the monthly quiz will have to be cancelled.

Because of the uncertainty of the venue each month,i have reluctantly
decided not to hold the quiz again until September when the possibility of a
new venue has been secured.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the quiz in the past.

Brian Sherratt
landbsherratt at



Does any one have a Typewriter that is no longer required, or have you one I
could hire or loan for say 4 days.

Please any details to,

Healing Fair Saturday 28th April

11am - 6pm at Bar El Trapiche

For directions contact: 951321613

Sandra’s Easy Eats.

Mr D and I had a lovely walk from Algarrobo to Torrox Costa and stopped off
at El Molino in Lagos for lunch. The setting is superb with a terrace on the
beach (love the sound of the waves) and the food quality and price was very
good. A good Spanish restaurant with wide choice of fish and meat and they
also do a mean tagine, very yummy. They are on the main N340 near the Torrox
end of Lagos and are closed Monday. Best to book for Sunday as they are very
popular with Spanish families at weekends. Inside and outside eating.

A good value and friendly place for breakfast and coffee is Mama Rosa, near
the Correos in Torrox Costa. They also do great tapas and have an extensive
Spanish take-a-way menu. Only outdoor seating so if it's a cool day, wrap

Mondeo for sale

Ford Mondeo, 1999, Spanish plates. I.T.V till Oct. brought as seen. €500.
phone Mary on, 952513953

Spanish driving licence renewal.

Recently my wife & I had to renew our Spanish driving licences for the next
5-year period. On previous occasions we used a gestoria & even attended
trafico personally to replace a lost licence (relatively easy visit there).
This time we used Clinica Rincón in Nerja. You can wander in for an almost
instant appointment (mornings only) – online information from other sites
suggested the usual plethora of forms, photos etc were required, so we went
prepared. Most of it wasn't needed with only the original licence & NIE
being examined.

The medical wasn't as complicated as the other site suggested & consisted of
questions regarding prescription items & an eye test performed from the
chair! No reaction tests were conducted although I thought that was
compulsory. The doctor completes the forms for you on the computer (the
camera on this also provides the photo which will adorn your licence) – my
address could also be changed. The whole thing doesn't take very long (at
least on our visit) & the overall cost (medical test plus online
application) cost just under 70€.

If you don't receive the licence within three months you need to enquire at
trafico – amazingly ours arrived in just over a fortnight. The photo from
the computer camera is not very flattering & your signature on a pad is
reduced quite significantly, thus making it more illegible than normal. An
easy-peasy experience for us.

For Sale 2 Bookcases and 1 Wine Rack in Solid Pine

Bookcase 1 91W x 180H x 30D 45 Euros
Bookcase 2 77W x 180H x 28D 35 Euros
Wine rack 118W x 86H x 32D 25 Euro
Tel 648037989 Competa

Items For Sale

Most items are boxed, come with instructions and are in perfect working order

Homebase 550mm Mitre Saw with Timber Clamp 10 euros
Performance Adjustable Power Pressure Washer 1400 80-100 bar 20 euros
Espresso Machine with Cappuccino Milk Frother, used only once 20 euros
Standard gold-effect mother and child floor lamp has a foot and dimmer switch 10 euros
Westfield Raymundo Acoustic 6-string Guitar, Bargain includes carrying case, set of Dunlop plucks and instruction manual 60 euros
Multi-gym get fit set. Healthy Living Abs/Tummy Trimmer with integrated computer display, gym ball & pump, roller and twist and turn figure trimmer. Various instruction manuals for use 20 euros

Please contact marilou44athotmaildotcodotuk

Friday, 27 April 2012

Zumba with Nicola

Don't forget, brand new Zumba Fitness classes starting this coming Monday (30th April) -

7pm @ The Boatyard Bar, Nerja
9pm @ Gym, Frigiliana

Existing classes now back in full swing too:-

Tue & Fri @ 11am - Pabellon (Sports Hall), Competa
Thurs. @ 1pm - Restaurante El Trapiche, Trapiche
Sat @ 10.30am - Formass Gym, Competa

Contact me on:-
Tel - 657-149-284,
FB - Zumba with Nicola
Email -

Dry Cleaners on Torrox Costa?

Does anyone know of the existence of a good dry cleaners on Torrox Costa, to
dry clean a pair of curtains for me.

Contact: juliefletcher at blueyonder dot co dot uk

Tuesday 1st May is a holiday

Shops will probably be closed.

Child bed and car seat wanted

Our grandchildren are coming to stay 10th to 17th June. We want to hire or
buy a child bed or folding bed suitable for a 5 year old and a car seat
suitable for a 2 year old. Please e-mail: bobayjanratyahoodotcodotuk or
phone: 627 661866. Janet

Bee keeping club?

Is there a local Bees keeping club?
Does anyone know of or is a member of a local bee keeping club?
We are new to bee keeping and would like to chat to other bee keepers in the
area to swap information and advice.
If there is no club, but there are other bee keepers in the area who would
like to meet that would also be great. We know a professional Spanish bee
keeper who is happy to offer advice and hints on best care for bees. He
runs a bar in Sayalonga and this might be a good place to meet if anyone is
Please do contact us: Denise & Toni Higgs, Casa Camaleón, Sayalonga
Tel: 951067711 e-mail: Casadelsueno at gmail dot com

Spring Market Restaurante El Pantano

Spring MarketClick on picture to see larger image

Dog charity dinner dance El Trapiche April 28th

Click on picture to see larger image.

apariv dinner dance

Around our area this weekend (from

Torrox twinned with Kirkel, Germany

Torrox has been twinned with the German town of Kirkel, located in the south-west of the country, in a ceremony at the Torrox Town Hall. At the event, the mayors of both municipalities, Francisco Muñoz and Frank John, signed an agreement for on-going cultural and commercial exchanges. There are, according to council figures, currently around 3,000 German residents registered in Torrox.

May 3rd marks the ‘Cruces’ festival celebrated around the region

While traditionally a festival more common in the provinces of Granada and Cordoba,May crosses can be found in towns and villages all over Andalucía. From May 3rd elaborate crosses made out of flowers will be erected in squares and outside churches, accompanied by a festive atmosphere created with music and dancing. Between May 3rd and 6th crosses will decorate the streets of Nerja, Almuñécar, Salobreña and Motril while Granada itself offers a tour of more than 40 decorated corners of the city. This year Marbella has organised its own May crosses event in the old town starting with entertainment on May 1st from midday in Calle Ancha. On May 3rd five crosses will be set up around the town centre.

Ceramics by Amalia García del Moral are on display in the Sala Mercado, Nerja, until May 4th.

This Sunday April 29th SUR in English will be among the international clubs and organisations taking part in the annual Día del Residente, organised by the Foreign Residents’ Department at the local Town Hall. The event kicks off at 12 noon in the Plaza de España, behind the Town Hall, where residents and tourists of all nationalities will get together to enjoy the best each of their cultures has to offer. A total of 33 stands will be manned by international clubs and associations, from the British Legion to NADFAS, as well as charities run by foreign residents and Spanish groups involved in the international community. Music and dance groups from among the international community will take to the stage throughout the day with performances and exhibitions until 7 p.m. Finally, no celebration of different nationalities living in one community is complete without a selection of traditional cuisine, which in Nerja on Sunday will be provided by eight different refreshment stands.

Nerja CineClub Cultural Centre, C/Granada, 45, Nerja. Tel. 952 523 863.

The Princess and the Warrior: Original German version with English subtitles. Saturday April 28th, 5 p.m.

The 6th International Oriental and Ethnic Dance Festival ‘Bailando Sueños’, takes place this Saturday in Frigiliana. Israeli dancer Asi Haskal will be giving two master classes on Egyptian style dance as well as taking part in the ‘Bailando Sueños’ (Dancing Dreams) gala in the sports centre (Calle Carlos Cano) on Saturday at 9 p.m. Also taking part in the gala will be Anastasia Francaviglia of Italy, Esalim from Malaga,Helena Rull (Granada), Irene Aivar (Marbella),Malika Ferhat (Italy), Naima Bakkali (Cadiz), Olalla and Virginia (Malaga), Sylvia Shazadi (Marbella),Vanessa Moreno and company (Gijón), Youssef Batanero (Huelva) and Victoria Ivanova (Russia). Asi Haskal is an oriental dancer, owner of oriental dancing school in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, and designer of costumes for dancers from all over the world.As a son to the Iraqi community he absorbed the classic Egyptian dance from his family and from the typical lifestyle of the Middle East. In recent years he has created his own original style, characterised by masculine and not feminine elements, which has brought him fame all over the Middle East. Performing all over Israel and Arab countries,Asi has been described as an artist who builds bridges between language, sound, religion, race and sex.

Gala: Saturday April 28th, 9 p.m., Frigiliana sports centre, Avenida Carlos Cano Tickets: From Tourist Office, Casa de Apero, 952534261, or from Vanu 693706991 More information:

The Lux Mundi ecumenical centre is holding a fashion show on Thursday May 3rd from 4 p.m. Ladies’ nearly new clothes and accessories will be on sale, as well as refreshments. Tickets are three euros. Avda. Moscatel 1”I. Lux Mundi are also organising a trip to see the patios festival in Cordoba on May 7th. Tel: 952 543 334 or 952 540 432.

Classic car rally

This Sunday April 29th La Herradura celebrates its first classic car rally, starting at 10 a.m. in the Paseo Andrés Segovia. The vehicles will go on a tourist route around Almuñécar and gather at La Herradura castle.


This info may just help someone....

I have a Spanish reg Opel Vectra saloon. The front towing eye is removable
and I found it in the boot with the jack etc. This weekend I thought I would
try to fit it, just in case. There is a small plastic cover to move first, a
bit fiddly. When I tried to screw in the eye the thread wouldn't start. The
end was a bit rough so I spent some time filing the end to a nice rounded
shape. Still it wouldn't screw in. I checked the hole and female thread with
a torch as best I could and it seemed ok, it looked the right size, so back
to the filing. It was then I noticed that the thread is left handed !!
Once I was turning it the 'wrong way' it screwed in quite easily. I have
owned umpteen vehicles in my time and have never seen a removable towing eye
with a left hand thread before,
Cheers, Keith, Lago Vinuela, Spain

AXARgay cafe - free snacks

YAY, A new AxarGay Café Next sunday in the bar in Los Ventorros (Comares).
(and there are Free snacks again!)

We invite all of you, and of course your friends, this coming Sunday, doors
open 16.30.

The Café wants to be a meeting-place for gays and lesbians in the Axarquía
and beyond. To chat, meet friends, or make new ones.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Exercise Bike For Sale

2012_0426(001)2012_0426Exercise Bike. Registers Time and calories, and adjustable tension in very good condition.
Price €25. Can deliver in the Torrox area. Contact Bernie 95 203 566 Mobile 616822967 or email.

Looking for Luton

I am looking for a Transit or Luton sized Van
English or Spanish plates. Must be taxed & MOT'd
Reasonably priced please. No more than 1000 euro.

Please call 626456450


Piano, Wardrobe, Bar-B-Q, Exerciser, For Sale

Young Chang Piano, in excellent condition, 14 years old, beautiful tone. It has a practice pedal and lockable lid. €400
Coleman Gas Bar-b-q in good condition. €25
Striale. Walker/exerciser.   €20
Rustic Spanish style Wardrobe (Hand Built) with hanging space inside. It has 3 lower drawers and 9 centre haberdasher drawers, behind glass doors. 184(H) x 134(W) x 65(D) €100
Contact 654085811 or dgdeepblue at g mail. Com   (Buyer Collects)

Wanted - Targa Remote Control for DVD Recorder

Does anyone have a Targa remote control handset DRH-5200x, in working order,
that they no longer require?

Ours has given up the ghost and none of the local shops have one.

Thanks in advance.

jowen59 at hotmail dot com

Afternoon Quiz

Another quiz at the Casa de Rosa, Peñoncillo! Its on Wednesday the 2nd May
at 3pm, don't they roll round quickly! This week it is Eileen's turn to set
the questions. Why not come along and have a pleasant afternoon, new people
always welcome. 1 euro to play.

TAIL need Dog & puppy walkers (free beer or coffee)

2012_0425refugedogs0036 (Copy)Torrox Animal International League - TAIL - need people with a bit of spare time & energy to walk our dogs from the refuge at Torrox Costa. There are adult dogs of all sizes & we also need people to help start the puppies off walking on leads. If you would like to help please contact Karen on 678 045 632.

If you walk a dog with a 'please adopt me' jacket on, we will give you a voucher to call into Sands & C and you can claim a free coffee or beer

32" LG Flat screen TV For sale

LG HD 32" flat screen TV in good condition. All usual connections including
HDMI. Remote control and full instructions.
150 Euros. email: pappapulseatgmaildotcom

Printer Required

Hi, Does anybody have a cheap Epson C62 printer for sale.
Needs to be fully operational.

Please contact

Thank you

This week at Los Amigos in Torrox Park

Friday night is Karaoke Night at Los Amigos with Alan MacAllan and his
extensive database of karaoke songs. Always a good night with some
excellent local singers - including Alan himself - and the words are up on
the big screen, so that everyone can join in.

This Saturday, 28th April, Robin is at Los Amigos for a Party Night, with
music from the 60s through till now, with the focus on dancing the night

On Sunday night Into the Blue are here hosting the Los Amigos' Jam Session
from 9 pm till midnight. We now have 2 guitars available for visiting
musicians - everyone is welcome to join in with the band or to take the mike
on their own - just let Jim know what you'd like to do. Always a brilliant
night of music and dancing!

apascoe at hotmail dot com

rails and racks needed

Pocapecunia, the Charity shop in the Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja is very
much in need of racks and rails, also round ones for bags and belts. Opening
hours 10am-1.30pm Mon-Sat.
Pocapecunia at yahoo dot com

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Internet connection blues

I've recently moved up to Cortijo Romero, Lago Vinuela and was given WIFIMAX as a internet provider. There was an installation charge and the first month’s rent up front and sign on the dotted. Simples.

This was the same routine we had to go through to get online in Torrox Costa. That worked fairly well, the signal faded somewhat but if it went off it came back on automatically.

All well and good here in Vinuela? Not so.


Home wanted

"I am about 2 years old, though I am not really sure. I have been kept on a
chain for the last year and have really bad scarring from the rope burn. My
owner used to feed me but he didn't spend much time with me otherwise and I
was lonely. I used to run away a lot that is why he kept me on the rope. I
am a little anaemic from all the ticks that were covering me and my new
friend pulled 100 or more off me today and gave me a treatment of Advantix,
which has made me feel a bit better. She is trying to look for a new home
for me and I would really like that too. If you want to see pictures of me,
my friend can send them through to you. Her email address is at the end of
this message. I feel a little sad I can't stay with her but I know she is
really busy and already has 2 dogs of her own. One of them looks exactly
like me. I am a sandy haired Labrador. I would be really good and would
love you forever if you took me into your home. Thanks for reading. Signed
call 603416620 for further details of Pela

Butter wouldn't melt ...


Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth but unfortunately, Sky Plus controllers do! Fergus has swallowed some vital parts. This has seriously affected our Sky viewing time. I have tried pointing him at the TV and pressing his tummy but this has no effect on programmes. Does anyone have a Sky plus controller no longer used?

Chris chrisatseebafilmsdotcodotuk

Live Music-Axarquia Racing Club

This Saturday,28th April, there is Live Music at the Axarquia Racing Club.
Bar open 12.00,music from the Ramon Jam Band(featuring Geof Warren) from
15.00 to 18.00.
The band are also offering an open mike for any singers/musicians that would
like to join in.
Axarquia Racing Club is on the main Torrox to Torrox Costa road just up from
the Blue Elephant Car Wash.Just look for the orange and black gates. Great
venue in a sunny location with easy parking on the opposite side of the
road. BBQ food available at very reasonable prices. A great way to spend a
Saturday afternoon.
The bar is also open on Sundays from 12.00.
Non members most welcome.
For more info or to reserve a table contact Luis on 654 715 382.

GU!R! gig - Tabla Rock - Torrox Park - Saturday 28th April

GU!R! are playing at the Tabla Rock in Torrox Park this Saturday (28th
April). As always entrance is free, so please come along and support the
venue and live rock music!

During the evening, there is a chance to win one of the following fabulous
prizes by purchasing a raffle ticket for which 100% of proceeds go to
support the Axarquia Online Animal Rescue:
- A band (us!) to play at your summer party - your home or any venue within
the Axarquia
- A 2 hour sunset cruise for 4 people, leaving from Caleta de Velez (donated
by Caleta Cruise Club)
- A ride for 2 in a Rolls Royce to a venue of your choice, within the
Axarquia (donated by Wedding Wheels Andalucia)
- An original acrylic painting by Nigel Barrett
- Champagne and wine (donated by
- T-shirts
- Various beauty products

Until Friday the raffle tickets, at 2 euros each, are also available from:
-Algarrobo Costa - Bar Granada, on the beachfront promenade (Nick).
-Torre Del Mar - La Tasca bar/restaurant opposite the police station on the
main N-340 Avenida de Andalucia (Viveqa Norrby and Joe).
-Puente Don Manuel/Venta Baja - the Little Farm Shop, adjacent to
Chiringuito Antonio´s where the Friday market is held (Sharon Swaisland).

Info available from jojoabax at hotmail dot com

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Can you help TAIL?

Golden Lab

Torrox Animal International League - TAIL urgently need a foster home for a lovely Golden Labrador. Marco is about 4 years old, male,very friendly & easy. He was adopted by a gentleman only 3 weeks ago but unfortunately this man has to return to Belgium for a hip replacement so now cannot keep him. Due to having quite a few large male dogs at our refuge he would be better in a foster home.

Call Joy 610 955 826 if you can help.

Psp white ex condition

With clear herd case 3 games and 4 films
Also inc a 1.gig as card
Games are tomb raider legends, Street riders, Wedievil resurrection
Film: Electra  Spiderman 2  Resiviour dogs The island

Water Dispenser

Can anyone help me to find a supplier of bottles of water, I think 25 ltr,
to go on top of a water dispenser the type that you see in offices with the
water bottle inverted.

I have tried a company called Acquajet but unfortunately they seem to have
no English and my Spanish is not good.

Any help would be appreciated.
Contact Denis on 952534101 or denis at thebrosters dot com

Framed Picture & Wall Art for Sale

Due to complete change of colour scheme in our lounge we are selling the following:


Van Gogh print (titled ´Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum´)

Mounted and Framed ( no glass)

Size: 73cm x 92cm perfect condition 25€

wallartWall art matching pair

2 x abstract art design on block

size 50 x 70cm ( block is 1cm thick) perfect condition 25€ the pair

Tel: 650 958 144

Love songs and ballads

by singer/guitarist Dr Dave at " Caribe " at 2 pm on Wednesday Paseo
Maritimo Torrox Costa
d_stewart at

Bar Flandria

Next Friday April 27th from 16h00 until 18h00 Jazz, Blues and Soul by Ariel,
the Argentinian saxophonist !

Book your table now !

tel 649 500 610
christelcarte at gmail dot com

Items to clear.

Deep Mattress for travel cot. Real mattress as opposed to the thin ones that the cots are sold with. Unused. 10 Euro.
1 wooden window with shutter from Leyroy Merlin that would be great for house, WC, or workshop project. Measures approx 40x50cm. It is stained and treated but has no glass as has never been fitted. 20 Euro
Can be picked up in Calle Antonio Millon, Nerja Kenseal at gmail dot com or 654 728380

Bar La Bodega

This weeks events at Bar La Bodega Torrox Costa (behind the new tourist
First meat raffle draw is on Friday at 6:30 pm, come and see if you have
All the usual sports from Sky, ESPN and Abu Dhabi including the Champions
League clash between Barcelona and Chelsea on Tuesday night at 8:45 pm. Then
Real Madrid versus Bayern on Wednesday, plus all the usual weekend
premiership matches.
This weeks is hosted by Canadian Mike at 9:15pm on Thursday and Saturday
nights karaoke is hosted by Johnny Hollywood and Chrissie with a prize for
the best singer starts at 9:15pm and bar is open until late so come and have
a fun night.

The New Cas Website

The Cas (Costa Animal Society) website has been completely redesigned and is now available in several languages. In addition more detailed information is given on the animals available for adoption together with details of what Cas is currently doing and advice on the current animal
Our thanks must go to Dave Axon who kindly donated his time in designing the new site. Also Fiona Found who has taken on the responsibility of keeping the animal pages up to date.

Sanitary Ware

Does anyone know where I can find some retro sanitary ware preferably with
painted designs ?
Many Thanks

Home wanted

This poor boy was found abandoned and locked inside a caravan.
He is approx 3 years old, castrated. Possibly a husky x labrador.
Very affectionate and well mannered. Good with other dogs, cats and
Now needs a loving permanent home.
Tel: 660708441

yet another burglary

Yet another break in,this time on the Torrox pueblo/Competa road at
kilometre 7.
Thieves smashed the main door and several windows of the holiday villa to
gain access to the property .
A number of items were taken,including a satellite box,d.v.d player,electric
fire ,bedding and some cash.
Even 2 charity coin cans were raided.

Stay vigilant!

Karaoke at pavo real

karaoke starting this Friday night 27th April 8.30pm
everyone welcome hosted by Barry Elvis & Andy time.
Free karaoke competition entrants starting this Friday with prizes for
finalist 9th June with a well packed entertainment extravaganza celebrating
Diamond jubilee.

I'd like to tell you a story

17 years ago, my brother and i, took over The Pavo Real Restaurant ,on the
Torrox/Competa road.
We've made a lot of friends over the years. One of these friends, Linda
Jarret, told us about a dog show that she used to organise in the UK which
she called SCRUFFS.
Knowing that many local people were dog lovers, she suggested that we tried
the same idea here. We put our heads together and organised the first
SCRUFFS dog show in 1997. Back then, the only suitable charity was C.A.S.
,so we invited them to join us for the first show.
Over the years, we've enjoyed many successful events. However, now, there
are more worthwhile charities that can benefit from the Pavo Real SCRUFFS
Dog Show, which, has been and always will be,held at The Pavo Real.
I hope this puts an end to any rumours.
We hope you will support us and the chosen charities and look forward to
seeing you and your dogs on May 12th at the 2012 Pavo Real SCRUFFS Dog Show.
Regards, Paul Watson karinawatsonpavo at

Geoff Murrell at Museo del Vino

On Friday night, April 27th, Geoff Murrell is back at the Museo del Vino in
Competa, playing his unique mix of pop, rock, soul, country and swing. It's
a great venue for music and the food is excellent. You can book a table on
952 553 314 or 659 481 733, or just come along for a drink.


"Fetching Fido"

I am a lady in Nerja offering dog sitter/walker services. I have a small dog
myself,who is very sociable towards other dogs. Your doggie must be too !
I would be able to take your dog (under 20 pounds, please) for the day, or
just let him/her out. Also for longer period of time.
I love dogs, always had dogs, have been a dog groomer for many years, and
was involved with Rescue Groups previously. If interested, we can discuss !
Call 693373530 .

Monday, 23 April 2012

Aisha Travel Small Group Tours

Monday 7th - Friday 11th May 2012

Book now to receive 10% discount!

5 days - 4 nights Chefchaouen Itinerary

aisha1Day 1: We depart from Velez-Malaga 10.00hrs in our private vehicle, enjoying lunch in Tarifa before departing on the fast ferry crossing for Tangier. First travelling east, we then wind our way up the mountains, taking in the remarkable countryside along the way. We will stop en-route for afternoon tea, overlooking the beautiful lake Nakhla, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation. Here you can unwind in beautiful tranquil surroundings, before we experience our first night of Moroccan hospitality. Dining under the stars on the comfortably furnished Hotel roof terrace, absorbing the enchanting call to prayer from the Mosques, resonating in the night air.

Day 2: After breakfast we will take a guided Historical tour of Chefchaouen’s 15th century Kasbah and gardens, set in the “Place Outa el Hamman”.Then we will visit a selection of artisans at work. Wood, iron, leather and woven fabrics are just a few of the crafts traditional to the village. Lunch is at one of Chefchaouen’s best restaurants. After lunch, we will take a leisurely meander around the ancient medina, wandering through Chaouen's sapphire blue cobbled streets. Here you will have the chance to discover some of the medina’s hidden delights and meet some of Chaouen’s more colourful characters. After which you can relax and enjoy your evening meal in a stunning Arabian setting.

Day 3: Following breakfast we will take a ride into the mountains, passing through a national reserve, where you will be able to experience a very natural way of life first hand in an idyllic setting by the mountain river. Lunch will be prepared by a Berber family, with fresh produce of the season direct from their farm. You will have the chance to see ladies milling the grain by hand and baking the bread. This is natural life at its best! We will take a slow walk around this rural village and imagine we lived centuries ago. Returning to Chefchaouen for free time, and evening meal at another of Chaouen’s fine restaurants.

aisha2Day 4: After breakfast we will set off on foot to experience Chefchaouen’s nature spots following the river, passing the old water powered grain mills. Women can still be seen manually scrubbing the family’s clothes in the open sided washhouses, and on the rocks in the river itself. We will visit “Ras el Ma” the source of Chaouen’s water, and the ancient solitary mosque “Jemaa Bouzafar”. Then it’s off to visit our old friend “Habibi”, with his unique inner sanctum garden, where he teaches local children about the values of ecological gardening and farming. We will enjoy lunch in a relaxed setting, after which you may spend time as you wish. Gala dinner at Mohammed’s Roof top venue!

Day 5: Depart Chaouen after breakfast, stopping for a light lunch en-route. Then we will wind our way down to the coast and west to Tangier, departing on the fast ferry for Tarifa. Returning to Velez-Malaga, stopping en-route for refreshment break. Estimated time of arrival 21.00 - 23.00 hrs.

Hamam: a visit to the Hamam is an exhilarating experience should anybody desire. Both public, and private facilities are available.

Includes all accommodation, meals, & transportation!

Price per person, based upon two persons sharing a double room

All transportation costs from Malaga are included in the price

All meals in Morocco are included in the price, (alcoholic drinks are not included)

Excursions are included also

Our groups are small & intimate, comprised of six persons & two guides

Price: 620.00e

Book Now to receive a 10% discount!

Bookings or further information:

Or contact us on: 652 281 141 - 669 004 536

For further travel dates visit:

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Association for the Protection of Animals Rincon de la Victoria


Let us introduce you to our adorable Dinky. He was found in a trash bin where he had been abandoned when he was just a few weeks old. He was most likely born in October of 2011 and is a beagle mix. Weighing about 9 kilos, he stands nearly 33 cm in height and 40 cm in length. Dinky is a happy and friendly fellow who recently decided he likes to spend some of his time playing ball. He would make a wonderful family pet.. Please call Pam at 952 51 46 71 or A ix at 651 45 07 30 if you are interested in adopting or fostering Dinky. Please also visit us at or contact us at

Child's car seat Wanted

Does anyone have a child's car seat either to borrow for 10 days or to buy ,
must be suitable for 2 year old 24 lbs and upwards, need by 7 th May

Please contact Jill on

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Small Opportunity for Local Musicians

Singer songwriters / solo artists / small 2-3piece groups required to
perform acoustic style sets
Please send any web links or biog. info to :

Keith's Towbar Tribulations

In my recent post concerning my pleasant ITV experience at El Palo, I explained that several people had had problems at Algorrobo ITV station, Keith's post seems to reinforce this.

My friend took his car to the Algorrobo station, the car was fitted with a towbar but he had no certificate of compliance, so they failed it, so he took it home, removed the towbar and took it back to Algorrobo.. Guess what? They failed it again because the towbar had not been removed by an authorised dealer! So he had to take it to an authorised dealer to refit the towbar and issue him with a certificate, finally it passed.

Exercise bike wanted

Call 635864866

Tina Ford
0034 635 864 866

Black Gold: aka horse manure

I have a on-going supply of quality horse manure. The horse has a bed made
of rice husks which are totally natural and degrade well. I also put in all
vegetable kitchen waste. There is very little straw in the mix.

We have three separate bins each of which takes about 5 weeks to fill, so
the oldest is usually around 3 months old. It needs to be collected in sacks
which you must provide. We are situated between Competa and Canillas de

Please get in touch if you would like to collect some of this "black gold"
which is excellent for enriching soil and as a mulch for garden plants and
around landscaping.

Please contact me at magwood(at)live(dot)com or 697 679 656

Roller skates

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Professional white roller skates/Patines for sale size 38, excellent condition, hardly worn, cost over €300 with spare set of pink wheels €85

2 x skating dresses age approx 10/11 €15 each

2x skating dresses age approx 6/7 €10 each

1x Elf costume outfit €10

1x Water costume outfit €10

1x Sparkly trousers €5

All used in local patinaje/skating classes

10ft Trampoline for sale €100 or sensible offer

Contact kwdspain at hotmail dot com or ring Jayne on 6568 59338

Events at La Casita this week

La Casita (Bl. 80, behind Bar Safari, off the paseo in Torrox Costa)
This week:
Tuesday,9pm: Fun Quiz with the master of quizzes,John V.! Entry is 1,50e,
this incl. a light supper.
Thursday,8.30pm: Karaoke with Johnny and Chrissy. Come and join in, or just
Friday,8.30pm: Live music with the brilliant Bobby Mac! All welcome to
listen and take to the dance floor.
La Casita now has a new electronic dartboard, and as always David has a good
range of drinks and snacks on offer.
La Casita is open from 7pm till late every day except Saturdays.
For more info call David on 835 635 447.

Sewing machine wanted - where to buy?

My 1974 Singer sewing machine died on me this afternoon and having done a
bit of research on line this evening I quite fancy a Brother (can't justify
a Bernina!!) sewing machine to replace it. Does anyone know where I can buy
one locally and see a demonstration? Please e-mail me: bridgetkirke at gmail
dot com. Thanks.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Towbar Tribulations

That was an excellent article by Lee on buying and selling a Spanish reg vehicle.
Last year I bought a Spanish reg car from a dealer in Torrox and he  did the transfer in two days in Malaga. I had to go to The Hacienda in Velez Malaga myself the second day for some of the paperwork.

I recently had a towbar fitted to this car, an Opel Vectra, by the Opel dealer. I then went along to the ITV in Algarobo to have it checked and logged before using it. I was told there was a certificate of compliance missing from the paperwork given to me by the mechanic, so back to the Opel dealer. It took a week for this certificate to arrive, finally being delivered by special courier after the manager
had been quite vocal over the phone line to someone.

Wanted please

Car Dust cover for Escort size.

Accessories for Archos 605 mini player.

Cds with Tango Argentino

sjc at


Thanks to everyone who responded to my directions plea to the port of
All the advice and directions fantastic.
Many Thanks

Juicer and dolphin for sale

Jack lalanne’s power juicer
Gives up to 30% more juice 30% more nutrients 30% more vitamins than other machines Machine is little used For Sale @ 50 Euros ono
Dolphin pool cleaner all singing, All dancing pool Cleaner Climbs the walls All debris from cleaning collected in the Wahable Bag so does not clog the pool filter Little Used Cost New £2000 Price 500 Euros
TLF 951247143

TAIL Fashion Show - A Big Thank you!

TAIL (Torrox Animal International League) would like to say a big thank you to all who helped make their Summer Fashion Show a big success. Special thanks to Jean Knappes for organising it & to all the models & helpers. Also thanks to Tracy for the use of Tabla Rock as a venue & all the helpers there. We raised just over 450€!!

Don't forget there are lots of lovely summer clothes on sale at the TAIL Charity Shop in Avenida del Faro, Torrox Costa.

If you have any spare time & would like to volunteer for the charity please contact Sue 629501173 or Joy 610955826.

Any one going to the airport?

Is any one going to Malaga airport Thursday 26th April?
I am picking up at 12 .00 lunchtime from Birmingham so does any one want to share the cost of petrol???

Swarm of bees in my garden!

Does anyone who has beehives want to come and collect a swarm settled on a
post in my garden?
If so phone 627 285 632 or send email to royceandlinda atyahoo dotcodotuk.

Friday, 20 April 2012

HP 56 and 57 ink cartridges wanted

HP Ink cartridges – part used would be OK – anyone got any from a printer
that won't work anymore or been "binned"?

Ring Rab 645236259

CUDECA Drop-in centre, Nerja

Lions Club, c/Granada 67

If you were not already aware, Cudeca and it's volunteers run a Drop-In
facility in Nerja every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.
Whether you are living with cancer and undergoing treatment, know of a
family member or friend and you have some questions, recently bereaved and
want to chat, or just want to know more about Cudeca and the service it can
offer then the doors are open from 10.30am - 13.00pm

A trained counsellor is available on the 2nd week of each month and a
private appointment can be made by calling Cudeca on 952 56 49 10.

Dates for April and May are Friday 27th April, Friday 5th May and Friday
25th May.

Bathroom things for sale

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Bathroom metal frame window with frosted glass 59cm wide by 119 cms long - reasonable condition - any offers considered
Metal frame window 79 x 79 cms - reasonable condition - any offers considered
Bathroom sink set into marble top - 120 cms by 60 cms - any offers
Roca shower tray 78 x 78 cms - any offers
contact Dawn on 634 454 234 or

East of Malaga events from

FRIGILIANA. Local artists, Karen Andersen, Joe Boyle and Gerry Quinn are holding their second annual exhibition of paintings in the Casa del Apero cultural centre in Frigiliana until May 8th. This year they will joined by fellow artist, Ian Hurdley. Open from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. Entrance is free.

NERJA. Local band L.A. Cría, formerly La Criatura, present their new album “Canciones Inacabados” in the Villa de Nerja cultural centre on Saturday 21st April at 9 p.m. The band is formed by José María Cecilia, Mark Wilde, José Mena and Gustavo Urbano. Five euros.

NERJA. Chonchi Heredia brings her flamenco show to the Villa de Nerja cultural centre on Friday April 27th at 9 p.m.

NERJA. The Malaga Provincial Youth Orchestra (JOPMA) and the Alminares choir will be performing in the Villa de Nerja cultural centre on Wednesday April 25th at 9 p.m. Classical duo ALMUÑÉCAR. The saxophone and piano duo formed by Juan Antonio García Illanas and Yuko Mizutani will be in concert on Monday April 23rd in the Casa de la Cultura at 8.30 p.m.

NERJA. Nerja celebrates the host of nationalities resident in the town with its annual Día del Residente on April 29th. Events will take place between 12 noon and 7 p.m. in the Plaza de España behind the Town Hall. Foreign associations will man 33 stands as well as providing traditional music, dance and cuisine.

Nerja CineClub Cultural Centre, C/Granada, 45, Nerja. Tel. 952 523 863.
Anonymous: Sunday April 22nd, 5 p.m.
The Descendants: Tuesday April 24th, 7 p.m

VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA. The Arcos de Buenos Aires company bring their show La Porteña to the Carmen theatre in Vélez-Málaga on Saturday April 21st at 9 p.m. The company is directed by violinist and conductor Walter O Tejeda Carranza, in a show that is a unique combination of music and dance with 16 artists on stage performing Argentinian Tango and Argentinian Folk Music and Dance. Reserve tickets at 952 50 74 01 / 76 13 and 654 57 63 63 and also two hours before the show in the theatre. Tickets: 10 euros.

TORRE DEL MAR. On Monday April 23rd Latin America comes to Lux Mundi in Torre del Mar with an extravaganza of Colombian culture, film, food and dancing. A film will be followed by a traditional dinner and dancing to Colombian music 6 p.m. for 6.30 p.m. Tickets 18 euros. 952 543 334 or 952 540 432.

ALMUÑÉCAR. The second flamenco and ‘copla’ festival organised by Salero Andaluz takes place in the Casa de la Cultura at 8 p.m. on Thursday April 26th

ALMUÑÉCAR. On Friday April 27th the Arte Danza school present the town’s 4th gala to mark International Dance Day in the Casa de la cultura at 10.30 p.m.

Saturday Night at Los Amigos in Torrox Park

This Saturday 21st April sees the welcome return of Charlie Miller to Los
Amigos with his relaxed style and extensive repertoire of guitar and vocals
for a Party Night, starting at 9 pm. Everyone welcome and there's always
room to dance!

apascoe at hotmail dot com

Do You Know Ginger Tom?

Found injured in Torrox Park (Montesol) on Wednesday 18th April a lovely
Ginger Tom Cat who is now with the vet in Nerja and doing well. We think he
is under 12 months old, he is unneutered, and not chipped and is very
friendly. Are you the owner of this lovely cat? If he belongs to you
please contact either Sue 691706434 or Jacqui 691640397 for more
information, or in the event of us not finding his owner would anyone be
willing to foster or adopt him once he is fully fit.


Can anyone give me nice easy directions from Torrox Costa to the Port of Malaga, where cruise ships dock please.
Can I get a bus  from Torrox to Malaga bus depot, then Malaga to docks??
Sunday service details please.
Many thanks
(Editor says - Bus times are here both local and to and from Malaga etc.)

Do you have?

Looking for old wall tiles even small amount is good. They are to tile a
table top so size and amount not important. Also looking for 2 wheeler
bike - for boy approx 5 years old.
Lastly does anyone know where I can get an internet radio looked at mine is
not functioning properly
Thanks Sandra.Coakley-evans at google dot co dot UK

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Open Mike night at " Los Amigos "

Open Mike night at " Los Amigos " Torrox park this Sunday night 9 pm with "
Dr Dave " and friends , always a great night , we always have a spare guitar
for use by musicians on holiday . d_stewart at

Bar Choto Playa

I was sad when Paco moved from El Choto down to the costa but just been down
to the new bar Choto Playa at Penoncillo Beach near SOTO. Had a lovely
lunch sitting in the sun listening to the canary and enjoying the usual
delicious tapas prepared by Angeles and jamon serrano freshly cut. Great
location with lots more dining space, nice windbreak awning and sun trap,
loads of free parking, a short walk to Penoncillo beach and supermarket and
next door there's a bakery that has English newspapers so you can enjoy a
coffee in Paco's whilst catching up on the news.


mariordan at aol dot com

The Phoenix club

The Phoenix Club visit Matalascanas
Date 21st May - 25th May
Price Reduced to €250pp 2 sharing.  (Single supplement is €80)
Mini break of 4 nights, 5 days
Price includes 4* hotel accommodation, Full board with wine, coach seat & travel insurance, a trip around the National Park by mini bus and additional trips to Faro and Huelva.
Pick up at Algarrobo Costa at 08.30
You do not have to be a member to join us on any of our trips but bring 10 friends and come for free - but conditions apply!
For info on any of our trips and events call Gail on 951067723, email or catch us on the web at

Books for sale

Books for sale, English language, fiction and none-fiction, many different
authors, all in good condition.
1 euro each or 3 for 2.
Phone 952539357 or 617 111 115. Torrox pueblo.

Advice please – obtaining a replacement Ficha tecnica

I need to obtain a replacement Ficha Tecnica , due to loss, for my car which is needed for my upcoming ITV. I have been told I need to go to Trafico in Malaga. Does anyone have experience, and can advise me what it entails, i.e. paperwork needed, cost, opening hours? etc etc. As with any situation like this, you get that feeling it is gonna be a long and frustrating process.......!
please email: lynnandseanh at yahoo dot co dot uk

Acoustic Guitar (electric) for sale

Takamine G series model 332c
Immaculate condition
Includes hard carry case
Tel: 636 006 598

Raffle to Raise Funds for the Axarquia Online Animal Rescue

The Axarquia Online Animal Rescue raffle will be drawn during the evening of
Saturday 28th April at The Tabla Rock in Torrox Park.

Prizes are as the attached poster and raffle tickets, at 2 euros each (total
proceeds to the charity), are available on the night or from:
-Algarrobo Costa - Bar Granada, on the beachfront promenade.
-Torre Del Mar - La Tasca bar/restaurant opposite the police station on the
main N-340 Avenida de Andalucia.
-Puente Don Manuel/Venta Baja - the Little Farm Shop, adjacent to
Chiringuito Antonio´s where the Friday market is held.

More info: jojoabax at hotmail dot com