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Today at 1000, Beach Sweep! Hope to see you! Torrox Costa
Have you ever said, “Spain has beautiful beaches, but look at all the trash?” I have!
LET’S do something about it!
Calling all clean beach lovers…Join me this Saturday at 1000 at the lighthouse entrance on Torrox Costa to pick up trash from the beaches. BRING trash bags, rain gear, and money for a snack at one of the chiringitos after. All are welcome. Stay for as long or as short as you wish.
Please bring you ideas about other beaches that need help.
Contributing to a positive landscape is not only good for the land but is beneficial to your health and wellbeing.
If you arrive late, just go a bit further east or west and hopefully you’ll find some other Beach Angels.
Questions? Contact me at 697 38 59 53. Karen
Spanish Driving Test – in English ?
This may be a long shot but here goes – Does anyone know if it is possible to take the Spanish Driving License Test in English and more importantly where ?
Game of Bridge in Competa ?
Hi, I am in competa for 3 weeks and would like to play bridge if possible.
Does anyone know of any games happening around Competa area that I could join?
Please contact by replying to jaburrows33 @ gmail.com.
Talk Radio Europe.
A few weeks ago I started to get Talk Radio Europe back on my car radio after an absence of over a year due to the near continuous breakthrough of another station which made it impossible to listen to this station when on the move, now I can get TRE all the way from Malaga to Nerja ( on the A7).
The only problem now is that the program being broadcast repeats sections of itself every minute or so.
I have put this down to TRE having more than one transmitting aerials that are not synchronised. This repeating sections glitch does not occur on my radio at home or on their web broadcast, its only in the car.
Am I the only one getting this glitch, is it my car radio on the blink or are there others out there being driven slowly insane.
I will copy the responses to TRE.
Replies to DigameXtra please
Thanks in advance H
Looking for Carlos
Could any reader please advise how I can contact Carlos who had a Garage
in Poligiano Ind Estate, Nerja.
or ask him to contact me on
sjc2714 at gmail dot com
657 302 740
Thanks in advance. A.P.
Services Available Property Care
I am offering my services to look after your property while you aren’t in the country, Nerja, Torrox ,Frigiliana and Torrox Costa area, will check your houses, water garden, do any maintenance inside or out that might need doing, keep your pool maintained, no job to small all for a very competitive price and will also give you peace of mind, please do not hesitate to email me on
Hi, I’m Alison. I am 32 years old and have just recently moved to Competa.
I am on a desperate search for work.
I can do kitchen work (cook, wash dishes, assist the chef)
Cleaning, dog walking, Ironing, babysitting
I have plenty of bar work experience and waitressing
I will do anything from barwork/waitressing to cleaning and dish washing.
I have worked in plenty of busy restaurants and bars, I can sing a little to, and can do karaoke/comparing if anyone was looking for someone to host this in their bar
If anyone can help please email me
alisonkel32 at gmail dot com
Service Available – Protection filter
Protection filter for washing machine, dishwasher and water heater electric. Its action reduces the formation of scale in the pipes and on the heating coils increasings thus the lifetime of the electrical appliance. Furthermore due to the consequent reduction of water hardness the washed clothes will have a softer touch.
Email for no obligation quote and more information:
Services Available – Lady seeking work
Female recently moved to Torrox looking for any type of cleaning
work, dog sitting dog walking etc .Unfortunately, I do not drive but I’m fit and
active, friendly and chatty please call 638816358 Theresa
Services Available – Auto air conditioning
I have been providing advice, service and repair of car air conditioning systems since 1998. I am happy to provide you with a free of charge air conditioning health check.
My experience with car air conditioning means that I can deal with air conditioning faults and leak detection.
I can find the specific problem and first try to repair it, rather than just going straight for expensive complete replacement.
A mini service & system re gas (R134a) still only 29.00 €
I am located on the Torrox to Competa road just by the Pavo Real Bar.
Mobile service available, please enquire.
New for 2016 Arctic Freeze additive, please enquire.
Services Needed? Cook Seeks Work
I am a cook seeking work if you can help me with any work
weekly daily or hourly
phone Dave on 690151761 or email me on
Rentals Needed – Storage Place
We would like to rent a small storage place around Torre del Mar/Caleta for about 6 months. ( 15.4.2016 – 1.11.2016).
The size we would need is about 2 square meters.
Please contact us if you can spare such a space. Thank you.
Rental Needed – Long Term Frigiliana
Quiet, retired Canadian couple looking for ongoing 6 month winter rental in Frigiliana.
We have been coming to Frigiliana for the winter for 7 years but our present accommodation will not be available next year.
Minimum requirements are south facing terrace which gets sun all day, comfortable furniture and efficient heating system.
We need at least 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
We also prefer Frigiliana old town.
For the right place we are willing to commit to 5 plus winter rentals.
References available. Reply to andrew-clarke @ shaw . ca
Recommendation– B&B Casa Magel for the Caminito del Rey
We recently stayed at Casa Magel while visiting the Caminito, as well as the area’s other attractions: Lobo Park, El Torcal and the Fuente de Piedra. Maggie and Elio were very generous with their time in obtaining tickets for the Caminito as well as knowledgeable about the area. Our room was spotless and Maggie’s breakfasts firstclass – and very good value.
Recommendation Bayonet Bulbs
Hi, I do not have the bulbs that you require but I do have a number of adaptors available, all new and unused.
These simple to use adaptors transform your bayonet fixtures to Edison screw fixtures so you can use more readily available and cheaper screw in bulbs,
Price includes postage and packing – 5€ each
B22(male plug) to E27(female socket) Light Lamp Bulbs Adapter Converter.
Max Load: 60W
Dimensions: 50 x 35mmØ
Replies to nikash2 at hotmail.com
If you Google the subject, there are many companies who will send to Spain from the UK – including ledbulbs dot co dot uk or Screwfix – club together with friends to put together a bigger order and the postage is free.
Recommendation – Cake maker
My recommendation would be Margaret Wilde who has a fully legal business in Nerja making both wedding and celebration cakes.
Her Facebook pages with her contact detail can be viewed here.
Regards D & K
I used Beatriz Perea Medina
She gave me a quote, kept to it was reliable, efficient, punctual and very reasonable She is a qualified architect and I would not hesitate to use her again for any plans.
Recommendation El Desvan Gastrobar
El Desvan Gastrobar, N340 Torrox Costa (opposite Laguna Beach) – I’ve just returned after a short break to Torrox Costa with a couple of friends and on my recommendation we ate at El Desvan
They thoroughly enjoyed the meal – that much that we ate there the following night as well.
Please give this wonderful little restaurant a go, you won’t be disappointed. Look them up on Facebook.
Recommendation Question re Ear Syringing
I wonder if Carol, who recommended Clinica Rincon for ear syringing, would kindly contact me so I could ask her for more details?
I have terrible problems with wax in my my ears and wet syringing seems to make them worse so I would really like to know more about how well this method works, what preparation is needed etc.
What’s on Valentine’s Day Organic Market, Vinuela
Don’t miss our special Valentine’s Day Organic Market at the Garden Centre in La Vinuela this Saturday 13th February. On the A356, km 39 opposite the Canillas de Aceituno turning.
As well as our great range of organic products, and veggie and vegan food, our crafts stalls are the perfect place to find a special hand made present, or a hand made card.
Plus FREE pilates class from 10.30 til 11.30 AND Restorative Yoga from 12 til 1.
For more information contact Rachael on 655 987 105
What’s on – Lux Mundi – Torre del Mar
Tuesday 16th February – Quiz Night. Please come and enjoy our Quiz Night at the Centre. Team up with friends and pit your wits in this fun quiz. A light hearted evening which includes supper and a drink. Bar available and there will be a prize for the winning team! Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds to fund raising. Time 18.00pm for 18.30pm.
Thursday 18th February – Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Why not join Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar and visit Gibraltar, a chance to take a cable car to the top of the Rock, see the unique Barbary Apes. Visit the upper Rock nature reserve, where you will find the historic tunnels dating from 1779-1783 and St. Michael´s Cave. Both of these have guided tours. In the town can be seen the Gibraltar Museum, Government House and in the southern area are key historical sites. All information may be obtained from the tourist office, or an excellent alternative way of seeing the sights is by hiring a taxi, whose drivers are very knowledgeable and will explain the interesting, historical life of the Rock. It is also an opportunity to purchase duty free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons super market. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15am, Caleta 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station)7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.
For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: email@example.com .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards
What’s On- Johnny Q’s Irish Bar – Sunday Lunch
Sunday lunch served from 1.00pm till 4.00pm. Choice of Roast Beef, Roast Pork, Chicken or Lamb, all served with fresh seasonal veg. Creamed and roast potatoes, homemade yorkshire pudding and real gravy made from the meat juices. 9 euros (lamb 11 euros) includes glass of wine. Choice of homemade deserts 4 euros.
Bloque 9, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa
What’s on – Coach to El Camino del Rey / Caminito del Rey.
Only 7 seats left for this fantastic trip….hurry and please reserve.
This is a great opportunity to visit and walk this famous, historical and beautiful Camino.
I have done this before and will be doing it again.
A coach is being organised by Mar Y Luz Viajes for Thursday 25th February.
There will be various pick up points around Torre Del Mar, starting at 7.00 and returning home at 15.00. The cost is 27€ to include the travel, guide in the coach, breakfast on the route, local guide at the Camino and of course the walk. No insurance is included.
A copy of your passport is necessary to complete the documentation. Your passport must accompany you on this trip.
To reserve your seat please contact:
What’s on Cinema Films in English (courtesy of Doug)
CINESUR – VELEZ MALAGA EL INGENIO
It’s Zoo week, with the newcomers being a Disney animated film and the latest antics of Derek Zoolander (Tue only):
Zootropolis – Dir. Byron Howard & Rich Moore. With Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin. Weekdays 16:25, Sat/Sun 00:30, 12:05, 16:25.
The Revenant – Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy. Weekdays 17:00, Sat/Sun 12:15, 17:00.
The Hateful Eight – Dir. Quentin Tarentino. With Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Sat/Sun 12:10.
In addition, on Tuesday there will be screenings of Zoolander 2 (16:05, 18:05), The Danish Girl (20:05), Spotlight (18:00), Creed (16:00, 18:35), Goosebumps (15:50, 18:55) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (22:00).
YELMO – MALAGA PLAZA MAYOR
Zoolander 2 – Dir. Ben Stiller. With Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson. Daily 17:50.
Concussion – Dir. Peter Landesman. With Will Smith, Alec Baldwin. Daily 20:15.
Zootropolis, The Revenant and Creed are also on daily. Carol, The Fifth Wave, Spotlight, and Goosebumps are on at the weekend. Check website for timings.
CINE ALBENIZ – MALAGA
Carol – Dir. Todd Haynes. With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara. Daily 18:25, 20:30, 22:35.
Spotlight – Dir. Thomas McCarthy. With Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams. Daily 19:30, 22:00.
Youth – Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. With Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel. Daily 18:15, 20:25, 22:35.
The Hateful Eight – Dir. Quentin Tarentino. With Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Daily 16:30.
What’s on – Life – Music in Torrox- Costa, Jam, Open Mic
What’s on Bar Amalia, Archez
Sunday lunch at Bar Amalia served from 1.30 -5.00 pm. Slices of Roast Beef or Lamb served with Roast and Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Yorkshire Pudding, Selection of fresh vegetables, Gravy, Horseradish or Mint Sauce – 8 euros.
Choice of Homemade Puddings.
Reminder that Bar Amalia is closed throughout the day on Mondays and re-opens at 7.00 pm. Closed all day Wednesday.
For reservations call Dot on 634302480
For sale – Acer Travelmate
Intel Celeron M Processor 1.60GHz
Ram: 1.50 GB
Hard Drive : 40 GB
Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus
Email cybermonkeyspain @ gmail.com
For Sale – Metal bed
Silver dull, 1,40 m -2,00 m, matress absolutely clean,
952 53 2997 landline
69 106 1937 mobile
For sale – Re Advertised with contact details
Items available in end March/ beginning April.
Fridge freezer. Brand “aspes” €25
Dishwasher. Brand “Kunft” €25
Built-in fan oven. Brand “Balay” €25
Gas hob, 4 burner. Brand “Balay” €25
Bath shower screen. €15
For sale €75 the lot. Collection only. Los Romanes area
Tel: 672 22 95 74
email: casadinoce at gmail dot com
Wanted – Folding screen
Decorated or plain.
cook819 @ btinternet.com
Wanted – Acrylic Paints
Does anyone have acrylic paints for sale or does someone know where I can purchase some ?
For Sale Full face Crash helmets
B.N.I.B. and all labels. No visors.
Size XXS so small lady or child
€20 each or €35 the pair.
Contact John 646 857775
Email casabuenavista55 at yahoo dot co dot uk
Iznate area or can meet near the motorway
For sale – Boots & Ford Escort
1) For Sale – Solid Walking Boots For an adult male as new.Seen at Porpecunia charity shop near Hotel Villa Flemenca. € 25.
2) Ford Escort red 5D uk reg 1995 and still runs. For spares or collector. €300 ono direct to ‘Love a child’
sjc2714 @ gmail mobile 657 302 740
Wanted – Paints & Garden Items
We are looking to take your left-over paints (indoor/outdoor) off your hands and keep them out of the trash. We are interested in any bright colours (reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues), suitable for painting pots, old wooden boxes, etc.
We are also looking for clay pots, hand tools, and gardening tools, in good working order. We are willing to pay a reasonable price for these latter items. We live in Frigiliana and will pick up (within 10 km). Thank you.
Please email Valerie at vsheppard7 @ gmail.com
For Sale Brown Leather Sofa
1st Class condition €130 (buyer collect)
For Sale Gas fire
In excellent condition complete but without gas bottle
Collect in Velez-Malaga
mob 677 555 860
Wanted – Griffin Alkyd fast drying artist oil paint
Does anyone know of an art shop in Torrox, Nerja, Almunecar, Vinuela area that stocks these paints? They used to sell them in Velez Malaga but don’t have them any more. Mariordan at al dot com
For Sale Printer / Scanner
Printer – Double sided printing
Scanner – up to 1200 DPI
WiFi – No cables needed, connect direct to Laptop by WiFi.
Can be set up to print remotely from smartphone or tablet.
Hardly used, complete with instructions and Disc
Reason for selling – Needed a multifunction machine with FAX
Email: fincalospinos @ msn.com or telephone 610 39 22 94
Caleta de Velez.
For Sale 2 Nortline radiators
Two Nortline Thermostatically controlled radiators
20 Euros each in excellent condition
Collect in Velez-Malaga
mob; 677 555 860
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