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Urgent ! One Seat Available for tomorrow’s Trip to Morocco !!
We have had a cancellation on the trip to Morocco leaving
this Friday 5th May – 7th May
Just one single seat
Price €260 includes single supplement
Visiting Chefchauen, Fez and Asilah.
Includes 1/2 board accommodation in Hotel Sofia, Fez,
return catamaran, transport and guide.
2 nights in Fez recently featured on Portillo’s and the Hairy Bikers programmes
Call Gail on 951067723 or email phoenixsocialclub @ yahoo.co.uk
Missing or Rescued ? stray dog
I am afraid to say that I may be guilty of committing a so called rescue!
The fella pictured below had been hanging round the restaurant where I work on Burriana beach for some days and had made himself quite at home but for obvious reasons he could not stay there.
We took him to a vet and checked for a chip which he had but
when we tried the number it was discontinued.
He seems in good health and had obviously come from a responsible home as
He is well trained and very friendly with no apparent fears of anything.
I took him home as he just would not leave and would get quite distressed when we left to go home.
It would be lovely if he could be reunited with his real family.
If he is yours or you know whose he is please call me on 622706615.
Malaga Airport Drop-off/Pick-up- Information Needed Please
Advice urgently needed, as I have to drop off family at the airport and collect others in a few days time.
I am told that, to collect people, I now have to park the car in a new ‘Arrivals’ car park situated between the large Taxi car park and the railway station.
To drop off I have to go to the upper level (Departures), drive past the area where we could park for a few minutes to (drop off and collect) and now then have to drive further on, to the ‘Express’ car park, where the entrance for this is opposite the old Terminal 2 building.
Is all of this correct?
Any advice and information would really help. Many thanks.
stephmarlow @ sky.com (No spaces)
& Digamextra, as I am sure more people would welcome the details
Action for Animals Coffee Morning – a great success!
Wow! Our coffee morning last week raised an amazing €828.13.
We’d like to thank El Pilon for allowing us to host the event at their lovely restaurant and to all the wonderful people who made such amazing cakes and pies for us.
Special thanks to Kevin Deavin for operating the raffle,
to Julie, Steven, Phil, Lars and Jolene for serving the goodies on the day
and a massive thanks to our own Julia Ruane for organising such a successful event!
Services Available- Mobile Window Cleaner.
Torrox / Nerja and surrounding areas
681 692 023 or e mail torbus1 at mail dot com
Recommendation-Where to find a Bobbin Case
Someone was after a bobbin case
There is a good shop in Velez Malaga near the Mercadona one way street
There are 2 Mercadonas – this one is near the town hall
From this supermarket it is only about 50 meters down the road, to where there are waste bins on the corner.
He speaks English and would like you to bring a sample of what you want
Best to park in the car park of the supermarket address
c/Arroyo Hondo no13
hours 10.00 13.30
952 50 18 52
put it in your favorites
this may help other people who want bits n pieces
Recommendation for Solar Power System
We would like to make a recommendation for SurIntegral .
Over several years we have had attempts paying various ” professionals ” to get a working solar power electricity system installed at our campo finca.
A bit important as we do not have connection to the mains but we needed a reliable basic system.
We finally discovered Jose Luis of SurIntegral .
He has helped us out when we totally lost electric power during the Semana Santa weekend .
He is very professional, courteous and speaks Spanish and English .
He takes the time to think and explain what is happening and installs air conditioning ,plumbing and other electrical work.
Now we have power again he is going to help us finally upgrade the existing system.
Contact him at 679313215 or 627625624 or
surintegral.jl @ gmail .com ( no spaces)
Recommendation- CP Auto Air Conditioning
We would like to recommend Chris from CP auto air conditioning who has managed to get our air-con working in our 18 year old car!
Chris can be contacted on 649307966, he covers the Competa and Torrox surrounding area.
A big Thank you, Sylvia and Graham Smart.
What’s on- Meson El Ciervo (Alcaucin) Fiesta de primavera
Meson El Ciervo invites you to come and join us for our Spring Fair celebration here in Alcaucin.
This Saturday the 6th of May we are having an open buffet with live music.
Typical Spanish cuisine,
All the favourites of the restaurant,
Live music with Alan,
Pork spit roast,
So get yourselves all dressed up and come and join us!
Starts at 7pm till late
16 euros ahead drinks not included.
Please give us a ring to reserve you a table.
See you all soon!
Plaza de Salia, 2
29711 Alcaucin (Malaga)
telf: 952 51 00 31
movil: 619 39 01 46
What’s on –Music Weekend
What’s on– Car Boot/Market. Sunday 7th May
There is a Car Boot sale/market at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, on Sunday 7th May 9.30am to 1.pm. Current weather forecast for the day, looks good
Easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore……….. old and new.
Lots of locally grown fresh fruit and veg.
Homemade Mango + other chutney, jams and marmalades
Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
Always a good selection of DIY tools.
(New) Ladies clothes.
Large selection of paperback and hardback books
Lots of household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
Animal Rescue tombola stall
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, due to bad weather, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy on 619 471 301
What’s on- Phoenix Social Club
Don’t miss our Mrs Miggins Pie & Cake Sale Tuesday 16th May
Bakewell Tarts €2 Apple Tarts €2 Cocktail Sausage Rolls 3 for €1.50
Large Sausage Rolls €2 Cheese & Tomato Muffins 2 for €1.50
Blue cheese & onion tarts €2 Pasties €2 Lemon Drizzle Cake €5 whole, €3 ½
Malt Loaf €5 whole, €3 ½ Shortbread 5 for €1.50 Fruit Cake €10
Chicken, leek & bacon pies €4.50 Steak Pies €5 Steak pies small €3.50
Minced Beef Slice €3 Chicken Curry €5 450g enough for 2
Onion Bhajiis 5 for €3 Quiche €2 Quiche veggie €2
All home made using best ingredients. Orders welcome!
Trip to Orgiva Tea Gardens Saturday 20th May (date change)
The Orgiva Tea Garden has evolved over the last ten years from a barren patch of land with waist high weeds into a beautiful tranquil garden split over three very different levels and covering about 5000 sq m.
The philosophy with regards to the planting has been to concentrate mainly on Mediterranean plants with help from shade-providing trees and also to take into account our animals as many have free range over the whole garden.
English Teas, refreshments, homemade sandwiches, soups and delicious cakes (ice cream in the summer) are available plus our shop sells local crafts and fresh produce. And of course there is a selection of plants for sale in the garden nursery section.
With a quiz and games for the children, the menagerie of animals as well, the garden can be enjoyed by the whole family and by all ages.
Courtesy of The Orgiva Tea Garden
The change of date is due to adding a talk on the wildflowers of Axarquia and Bee keeping
Price? €25pp includes coach fare, entry to the gardens, lunch and drivers gratuity
Ronda Romantica Feria Saturday 27th May
During the three day festivities, locals and visitors are taken on a voyage of discovery to 19th century Spain, a time of bandits, muleteers and romantic travellers. Hundreds of locals from Ronda and the surrounding towns and villages participate in this unique recreation of 19th century life in this stunning part of Andalucia.
Dressed in typical clothes and garments of the time, these colourful characters take part in a historical street parade and representations of different historic events. The sound and smell of gunpowder, artisans markets and equestrian exhibitions are just some of experiences enjoyed by visitors during the celebrations.
The locals also spend hours decorating the streets and shop windows of the city with colourful and eye-catching flowers, plants and banners, transforming Ronda into the most romantic of destinations.
Another of the unquestionable stars of the event are the horses which are also dressed in stunning attire, typical of the 19th century, and their elegant riders also wearing their traditional garments.
Depart at 11.30 and return from Ronda at 22.30
This year our Christmas Break will be held at the 4* Gran Cervantes Blue Sea Hotel. Situated right in the middle of Torremolinos it offers comfortable rooms, indoor swimming pool, gym, games room and a gala meal on Christmas Day.
Dates? 23 – 27th December 2017
Price? €325pp based on 2 sharing. Single supplement €65
Deposit is €100 non refundable
Travel insurance recommended
All inclusive package with transport and gratuities also included
For more information on any of our trips or events call Gail on 951067723, emailphoenixsocialclub @ yahoo.co.uk or catch us on the web at www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk. The Phoenix club is a registered charitable association raising funds for 3 local charities and SSAFA in the UK. We meet every tuesday between 12 and 2 at Bar La Vega in Torre del Mar and you can book or pay from 12.15 onwards. Do pop in and meet us.
What’s On- Cafe Bar Estrellas
(Formerly Sol Y Sombra) – Sunday Roast Lunch May 7th 2017
Main Course & Glass of Wine Only €8.50
Starters from €1.50
Desserts from €1.95
Served 1.30pm – 5pm
We now also offer a takeaway Sunday Roast Lunch
for only €7.50
Please phone to order your takeaway and collection time.
To reserve a table or place an order call or whatsapp 644 858 893
or email cafebarestrellas @ hotmail.com
Now Open from 8am Every Day Serving English Breakfast
Cafe Bar Estrellas,Av El Faro,Torrox Costa,29793
What’s On- Games Afternoon – Fridays
At Puerto Blanco Chine’s Bar Cafe Caleta de Velez
meeting every Friday from 11.30am onwards.
Do come along and join us…we would love to meet you all Ladies and Gents
We Play Scrabble, Crib, Rummykub, Mah Jong and loads more
Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us
Chine’s do a great mix of Snacks and meals or you can
join us for lunch in the Eclipse next door
You don’t have to commit to come every week – just a casual get together of like minded friends and if you have a game to bring – even better.
For details email madpip @ hotmail.co.uk
For Sale- Various
Sold with extra seat so that it can be configured to carry 1,2 or 3 people. Can deliver locally for 25euro. Stored in garage so no sun damage. Same model with seats and padles in Decathlon 900Euro.
Nerja, Supersol (old Bridge) or Torrox Campo.
Phone 654 728380 kenseal at gmail dot com Whatsapp 654728380
For Sale- My Chevrolet Captiva car
– is looking for a new home in Spain.
I purchased it direct from Chevrolet UK in January 2009
with only 261 miles on the clock.
I drove it to Antequera in January 2009 and it was
re registered onto Spanish plates as 3054GNK.
I have been the only owner and driver and have driven 116,500 miles
It has been regularly maintained by my local trusted Spanish
mechanic in Mollina for the last 7 years.
Brief description—– Chevrolet Captiva LT model.
2 litre diesel . Right hand drive. Very economical.
Dark green colour with black trim. Alloy wheels.
Grey / black interior, in immaculate condition.
Air conditioning . Radio / CD player .
All electric windows. Auto dip rear view mirror. Electric wing
mirrors. Leather multi function steering wheel.
ABS system . Descent control .ESP traction control.
Underfloor storage compartments in boot area and
rear luggage compartment spring loaded cover for
security. Alarm system.
Front and rear fog lights. Emergency spare wheel.
ITV until September 2018–no issues at last test.
No one has ever smoked in my car–either driver
are in good condition , I will be having a new set fitted before sale ( at a included cost of 520 euros ).
For further details and photos please call me on
0044 ( 0 ) 7754 665850 or 0044 ( 0 ) 7800 804127
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Asking price is 7250 euros( or in sterling at prevailing
Thank you. David Knight.
Wanted: Bookcase & Bikes
Tall Bookcase and 2 girls/unisex bikes for children aged 9-12.
Please reply to
maryann at smutley.co.uk
For sale – Gents navy blue 2 piece suit
worn only twice for special occasion excellent quality
size 40 regular.
25 euros 678948661. Nerja/ Frigiliana
For Sale– Velbon fully adjustable camera/video tripod.
Contact Peter 695637006
Wanted – Child car seat
size 18 kilos plus.
Mobile. 660576860 / 646818913
Wanted – Musical Keyboard
I am looking for a keyboard on which to practice whilst I am in Spain.
Please contact me on 0044 7969863644 or
I am in Maro/Nerja
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