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Peña Escrito Zoo ?
Does anyone out there have any information on the current status of the Peña Escrita zoo situated in the hills north of Almuñécar? I am enquiring as their upper parking lot is a preferred starting point for ascending Navachica. The last status I have is that the gate at the lower end of the road is chained and locked. The word is that the animals are being relocated due to concerns raised by the SPCA. So, the salient question is whether the road will be opened to the public at some point, if it hasn’t been already!
Answers to DigameXtra please as I’m sure there are other concerned hikers out there.
This is a Warning from Doctor Laptop
Following his serious illness – brought on by taking this drug, initially administered at a local hospital as well as suggested by a local clinic and available in Spain without prescription…..he would like us all to be aware of the danger. Thanks Naythan !
Say NO to Nolotil (Metamizol)
Warning: This drug, prescribed as a common painkiller to holidaymakers in Spain, is potentially ‘toxic’. For unknown reasons Brits and the Irish are especially vulnerable. (I am only a quarter Irish and it nearly killed me)
William “Billy” Smyth, 66, from Ireland died from septic shock after taking Nolotil for five days – a drug banned in the UK and Ireland…
Full article at:
Metamizol is the generic name for a drug that also goes under the names of Dipyrone, Analgin, Novalgin, and Melubrin. It is a non-opioid pain-reliever and fever-reducer. It was available all over the world from the 1920’s to the 1970’s, but at that point it was discovered that Metamizol carries with it a small risk of causing agranulocytosis, a potentially fatal condition characterized by a dangerous drop in white blood cells.
Full article at: http://www.medicalook.com/reviews/Metamizol.html
What’s on- Sunday lunch at Johnny Q’s
Served from 1pm till 4pm. We have Roast Pork, Roast Beef or Chicken on the menu this week served with, roast and creamed potatoes, fresh seasonal veg.,homemade Yorkshire puddings and of course the all important gravy made from the meat juices. 9 euros including glass of wine. A choice of desserts at 4 euros.
Booking essential before Saturday
Bloque 9 Costa del Oro Torrox Costa
What’s on GU!R! – evening session at the Tanit poster
Friday 13th January – Some Friday fun with an evening session from GU!R! at Bahia de Tanit in Torre Del Mar.
Chance for a beach boogie and some fine dining if you’re hungry.
Friday 13th January from 22:00h – free entry.
The Google link for Bahia de Tanit is – https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bah%C3%ADa+de+Tanit+Beach+Clubemail@example.com,-4.098622,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6925108b017a0d0b!8m2!3d36.731611!4d-4.098622 and for more information contact us at https://www.facebook.com/GUIRI.rock.band
What’s on – Yoga classes at Viveros El Agarrobo
From 7 January, Jutta Bruckner, health and fitness teacher, is giving yoga lessons from 12.00 to 13.15 at the Biomarket in Viveros El Algarrobo (on the A-356 road from Torre del Mar towards Lake Viñuela , km 39).
The yoga style is chi-yoga, a principle of breathing, concentration and movement. The course is held in German, English and Spanish.
Please bring a mat, socks and towel if you would like to join in.
Jutta Bruckner has extensive experience with movement groups, over ten years on the Costa del Sol.
Many know her through her weekly beach courses in Torre del Mar and Torrox, which offer a holistic movement program with elements from Tai Chi, Qui Gong, Yoga and Feldenkrais.
For more info give Jutta a call on 690 854 324.
What’s on- Cinesur – Velez Malaga el Ingenio
Oscar front-runner La La Land gets daily screenings this week:
La La Land – Dir. Damien Chazelle. With Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling. Weekdays 16:00 (plus 16:40 on Tue), Sat/Sun 12:05,16:00.
In addition, the following nine films will be screened on Tuesday 18th. Underworld: Blood Wars – Dir. Ana Foerster. With Kate Beckinsale, Theo James. Tue 16:25.
Silence – Dir Martin Scorsese. With Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson. Tue 16:00. Masterminds – Dir Jared Hess. With Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon. Tue 20:25. Passengers – Dir Morten Tyldum. With Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence. Tue 16:00.
Assassin’s Creed – Dir. Justin Kurzel. With Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard. Tue 19:30. You should be aware that around five minutes of this film is in Spanish with no subtitles.
Hell Or High Water – Dir. David Mackenzie. With Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine. Tue 22:25.
Sing – Dir Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings. With Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon. Tue 16:05.
Collateral Beauty – Dir. David Frankel. With Will Smith, Kate Winslet. Tue 22:25.
Moana (called Vaiana in Spain) – Disney’s latest animated release. Tue 17:00.
Hacksaw Ridge – Dir. Mel Gibson. With Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughan. Tue 20:45.
(Many thanks to Doug. Ed)
What’s on-Mantra Chanting & Yoga
Centro Shiva Torrox:
Friday, January 20th there will start new yoga classes and mantra chanting at Centro Shiva Torrox . For more informations please look at the picture.
A new year has started and at Bar La Dama in Algarrobo-Costa, we will continue to serve you every weekend two special dishes. Only this weekend you will be able to enjoy: a Broccoli Soup with Mozzarella and a good plate of Pasta ! And you can even choose how you would like it be served…with pesto, blue cheese, mushrooms or bacon.
So… come for a hot bowl of soup or a plate of pasta to your liking at Bar La Dama!
When: Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of January.
Where: Bar La Dama, Urb. Centro Internacional – Bloque 73, Algarrobo-Costa.
What: Broccoli Soup and Pasta in 4 different ways.
Free – Kenwood amplifier and turntable
for anyone who will donate 10 euro to TAIL charity
Karen huffine at hot mail dot com or 643195015
For Sale –Invalid Wheelchair and Collapsible Walking Frame
A sturdy collapsible Orthopaedic Invalid Walking Frame with fold down seat. Used only indoors for a short period of time and as good as new Adjustable hand postions for carer. Model: El Cubano. Folds easily for car boot transportation. Maximum Load 100kg: 550mm wide.
A ‘B+B Collapsible Manual Wheelchair.’ This is a serious piece of kit and is a ‘Must see’ to appreciate. Seldom used and only in-house and in virtually ‘Showroom Condition.’ My Partner died in Hospital Comarcal shortly after purchase whilst undergoing surgery.
Please contact by Movil 653351425 me, Brian Reifer, pretty well any time to arrange viewing. Any afternoon after 2.00pm or evening. I live in Vélez Málaga and easy to find.
For sale – Single disc polisher machine GLOBALUX EC-33
Ideal for marble with accessories good condition
€200 Ono mob.
For sale – Frenchic Chalk Paint
Get a new look for the new year with Frenchic chalk paint, now available at Fabric Warehouse
Please contact Michele on 608052385 or visit our warehouse at Av. Villa Rosa 5, 29004 Malaga – Opposite Toys R Us & Makro. Also at Trapiche Market every Tuesday.
For Sale – 2001 Bayliner Capri 235 HD Bow Rider –
Previous posters advertising thie boat were almost unreadable – hence this version. Editor
Price Euros 9750.00
The boat has a 5.7 ltr. Mercruiser engine, it can carry up to 10 people. Currently stowed at the boat yard in Nerja, on it’s own trailer. Very fast and manouvrable. Just fitted new 5 blade stainless steel prop. Fully serviced, tuned and upgraded and ready for the off! It has been well maintained and runs like a dream! Marina fees fully paid up until 31st May 2017
Loads of extras – including fun toys for water sports – fishing, Tubing, Snorkelling, Water ski-ing etc. This boat is fully equipped and has every conceivable extra , accessories and toys. You will see a different side of life living by the sea!
If you are interested or just want some more information then please call:
This Boat has it all! Full Inventory Below:
Equipment & Extras:
1) Helm Controls – Hydraulic Steering; Integrated throttle forward and reverse; Trim Tab for adjusting leg up & down; Speedo; Rev Counter; Fuel Gauge; Battery Amp gauge; Garmin GPS with electronic mapping, compass, speed, time, etc.; One fixed Marine VHF Radio; 2x12volt One hand held portable VHF radio and home charger system; External ports;
2 x Fire extinguishers port & starboard; 1 additional 12v port at rear of boat; Bimini Sun canopy; Bow light; Stern dive ladder; Flag pole; 2 x Batteries – (I for engine & 1 accessories with changeover switch and cut off.);
2) Switch panel – with switches for horn, bow light, engine blower; Bilge pump; Radio power switch; NAV switches etc. ; Music radio with CD and USB; Six speakers through the amplifier:
3) To Port side – fitted sea toilet in own cabin with lighting & ventilation: Plenty of under-seating storage.
4) Centre of boat – below deck storage for all fun sea-toys.;
5) General – Swivel cox & navigator seats,; New fully fitted tonneau cover; built-in cup holders; Split front windscreen; Bow converts into 1 large sunbed; Complete manual regarding boat, accessories & history; 100 litre built in fuel tank.
6) Glove box – Flags; spare keys; wrist strap for keys; Compass; Pliers & Key spanner for adjusting radio antenna; Bottle opener; Corkscrew; Handy waterproof pouch; Fish hooks; Elastoplasts; Wet wipes; Tissues; Coarse sponge; Suntan lotion; Scissors; One pr, gloves; one duster.
7) One Anchor retrieving ring system; One rearview mirror; One external manual shower head and shower folding bucket.
8) JOBE Towing Tube in bag
9) Black bag containing 12 Lifejackets – auto inflated need new cylinders! Also contains 4 Sets Snorkel & Masks. 6 x helmets for tube; 1 x hand pump for inflating JOBE tube; 10 face masks/goggles; 5 assorted snorkels; 5 pairs boat shoes; 2x chrome fishing rod holders.
10) One Danforth Anchor & chain; 1 x 4 prong folding anchor & chain; 1 x basic small toolkit. One spare reconditioned starter motor.
11) Various ropes & warps.
12) Various ski tube ropes / ski handles and one pair ski gloves.
13) Extendable shower poles; 2 x Boat mooring hooks; 1 x Umbrella extension; 1 x fishing rod; 1 x set water skis with ski bag; 1 x pair boat paddles; 6 x fend-offs; 1 x folding wooden tray table; 1 x basic tool kit; 3 x cushion raisers; 1 x syphon pump for fuel; 2 x 20 ltr. fuel containers; 1 x grease gun.
14) Various cleaning compounds and additives for the boat; Bucket, hose and ear muffs for flushing the engine
15) Various tarpaulins and many other bits and pieces.
16) Crash bag – 1 x hand held torch; 1 x small hand held Digital sonar; 1 x set of flares; 1 x set marker pens; 1 x whistle; 1 x first aid kit; 1 x microphone clip; 1 x headphone set for mobile phone. 1 x handheld gas fog horn.
Wanted- Good, used DAW
I am seeking a reasonably priced DAW (digital audio workstation) including if possible: • Software: Adobe Audition, ProTools, Apple’s Garage Band, Cubase, • Digital Interface or Mixing board: Mbox or Mackie 1402 • Microphone Neumann, AKG, Shure • Speakers or headphones. Contact Robert at stephensonrobert1 at outlook.com.
For Sale – Alpha st8000 Generator
Telephone 95 251 8080
For Sale- Pinewood Furniture Set
table. 1400 x 900
six dining chairs with cushions
sideboard. 1800 x 550 x 600
coffee table. 1200 x 600 x 450
to be collected, in Torrox Costa area
675383352 / 602008480
diwheaty @ gmail dot com
For Sale-Two piece motorbike suit
With protection at elbows, knees and back.
Removable lining. As new.
Price includes free boots and gauntlets.
Location Maro, near Nerja.
Tel: 952529009. Mobile:692937104
dobmick at hotmail dot co dot uk
For Sale – Various
Brown and beige rug, 2300 x1600
DVD player, good working order
SKY box as new, no card included
all the above are in the Torrox Costa area.
675383352 / 602008480
diwheaty @ gmail dot com
For Sale on behalf of APARIV Charity
Collectors Item – Camera
Kodak Retina IF Circa 1963 – 64
The Retina IF (type 046) is a 35 mm viewfinder camera, made by Kodak AG from 1963 to 1964. It has a coupled match-needle selenium lightmeter, a Schneider Xenar 45mm f/2.8 lens and a Prontor 50 LK shutter. It has an AG-1 flashbulb slot on the top with a folding reflector, in addition to a cold shoe.. Complete with leather case and filters.
Price 25 Eu
Available in the APARIV shop, Av Duque de Ahumada, Torre del Mar
Opening Hours 10.00am – 2.00 pm Mon – Sat
Email: aparivshop at gmail.com
Telephone: 671 37 42 41
For sale: New Collection in our Shop
New Year, New Collection
Pop along and have browse at our lovely knitwear, scarves, handbags and jewellery
Treat yourself or a loved one!
Boutique hours 10.30am – 3pm – Tuesday – Friday or
by appointment 658 418 093
Salon hours 10am – 5pm – Tues – Friday – 605 673 976
For Sale- Mirror & Duvet
Mirror 70×100 cm perfect condition.
Dunns duvet. Hollow micro fibre. Tog 13.5 .
Used twice. 200×200. Wrong size.
J.kingsleymonks @ btinternet.com
Can deliver to Eroski car park.
For Sale – Ladies Spanish Outfit – Suitable for Riding
Sacrificing this beautiful outfit in order to raise funds for studies (Madrid) as Assistant Vet in care, health and welfare for the benefit of horses in Spain.
The vest and mock skirt (which is actually a gaucho style wide legged pant) was made by La Jinete Elegante, the blouse by La Redoute, the sombrero by Fernandez&Roche.
VEST made of combed corduroy with embossed swirls, braid trim edges, satin back, fully lined. Olive.
Fits bust: 89cm (35″)
MOCK SKIRT made of fine weave suiting with stipeing in olive green and golden. Slightly a-line cut, inverted pleats front and back. Contoured waistband. LH side zipper, RH side pocket.
Fits waist: 76-79cm (30-31″). Finished length of 90cm (35-1/2″).
BLOUSE made of linen/cotton blend. Set in decorative front with fine pintucks and square openwork. Natural white
SOMBRERO high quality in dark olive green, dark olive green headband, chinstrap, mock leather inner sweatband.
The outfit has been worn to be modelled and is still in excellent condition.
This outfit would normally cost 440 euros to buy new…
Selling for 220 euros.
Located in Algarrobo pueblo. Buyer to arrange for pick up.
contact Ellen: ellen.amos @ hotmail.com mobile: 642 464 801
Wanted – Dehumidifier
will come and collect
we live in Nerja Bruce
Telephone 664105398 or
Electric Garland MK 1750 E Cultivator/ Rotavator
Unused 105 Euros
Contact Janice Galloway
galloway . janice at gmail.com
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