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Stray Dog Needs Home
This is Jake, a young German Shepherd mix. He arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago, scared, skinny and starving. Although it’s absolutely not possible for me to keep him, I thought I would try to find this lovely boy a home. There was a chance of homing him to Germany if I could help with the costs, I got him a pet passport, blood tests and vaccinations, but as he tested positive for Leishmaniasis, (he has treatment for this now) Going to Germany is unlikely now.
I am desperate to find a home or foster for this sweet boy as he is living on my doorstep and I have nowhere to contain him. I feed, walk and play with him when possible, but he deserves so much more. Jake is very friendly and loves everyone he meets. If you think you can help him please contact me email glen crooknorth @ yahoo.co.uk no spaces, or ring 666917654
Thoughtless Driver Kills Dog
Today, Día de Andalucia, a very small dog was run over by a heartless driver. This is the fourth one here in Corca in just over a year. OK, so Spanish dogs like to chase cars but they don’t deserve to die for it. It is a national pastime for them. The heartless person who did this got out of the car & dragged the poor thing to the side of the road while she was still bleeding. This poor little girl whose name was Canela was less than a year old & she will be sadly missed by us, her little buddy, Perla & her owner, our Spanish neighbour. We know it is a waste of time, but we appeal to drivers to drive slower on country roads. John & Linda. R.I.P. Canela
Services Available- Taxis from the Airport If you want to get a lift from Malaga Airport in a legal, insured registered car and don’t want to deprive someone from making a living, then contact one of these local taxi firms:
|Taxi Radio Torrox
Avenida Europa S/N
616 008 035
Parada De Taxis
Avenida El Faro S/N
952 532 696
Paseo Marítimo 1
609 315 314
|Felix Abal Iglesias
Edificio Torremar 3
609 526 009
Emilio Sanchez Escaño
C/ Rabitilla D-2
952 538 249
Manuel Bueno Castro
952 538 045
Recommendation- EHIC Cards- Result Thanks to everyone who answered my question about EHIC cards. The UK website to apply for, or renew an EHIC card is:https://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/healthcareabroad/ehic/pages/about-the-ehic.aspx…or you can call the DWP on 0044 1912181999. There is also some good advice here: https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/faq/how-do-i-apply-renew-for-ehic-card-from-spain/ Rod Jones
Recommendations Needed- Cattery I would welcome any recommendations or other comments, good and bad, about any catteries close to the coastal Axarquia area. I am in Torrox and do not want to travel far inland on mountain roads with the cat on board. mimbrebee @ gmail . com (close gaps)
Rental Needed- I am hoping to move out to Torrox Costa for the winter; September/October 2018 to about March 2019. The dates are flexible. Consequently, I am looking for a property to rent. I would need a minimum of 2 bedrooms, access to outdoor space [terrace and or a garden] as I have a dog, views [preferably sea], and access to a pool would be a bonus. I am coming out around the beginning of May from Scotland, in the hope of finding somewhere. My email address email@example.com and mobile is 07884053559
What’s on- Orgiva, Pantomime in Spanish. Story of Pinocchio!
What’s on at Finca Las Sierras Join us for a € 22,50 4-course lazy Sunday lunch.We will be preparing a variety of culinary dishes. Tapas and welcome Cava from the house. Menu starts at 14:00. Reservations are highly recommended (max. 20 couverts). Please make a reservation through firstname.lastname@example.org or ring/Whatsapp on 603430559 with your name and a mobile contact number. Or just call now to book your table: +34 6 0343 0559 For directions: where the A-7206 meets the A-7207 take the ending road next to the bronze ‘horse and man’ statue! Thanks, and if you have any questions please let us know, we hope to see you at our Finca, Wilco & Manon
What’s on- Sunday Car Boot Sale, Viñuela The regular 1st Sunday of the month Car Boot sale/market is at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, on Sunday 4th March. 9.30am to 1.pm. 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. Greetings cards. 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 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 tapas 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- Games Afternoon – Fridays Its that time of the week again.. every Friday…. 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 Crib and Rummykub but have Scrabble, 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. The Eclipse next door is closed for the next two weeks….but I’m sure we’ll sort something out 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
What’s on –Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar – This Month’s Events
What’s on Special event on the 1st of March: ‘Little Buddha” brings Tibet to Competa. As specialists in Tibetan articles “Little Buddha” brings beautiful Tibet to you by offering religious and decorative items for your home. All of ‘Little Buddha’s’ products are bought Fairtrade directly from the local people in Tibet and Nepal by Dutch couple: Jeannette & Fred Madern. ‘Little Buddha’ also supports local projects. On Thursday the 1st of March you can visit Galeria Luz de la Vida and purchase from their collection, which consists of: Tibetan religious articles, Tibetan incenses and burners, Tibetan statues, mala, prayer flags, portable shrines, jewellery, scarfs, shawls and ponchos. Enjoy the beauty and the mysteries of Tibet. We’ll also have ‘tapas’ for you, all profits will go to a Tibetan project. Polish musicians Lukasz Wieczorek will play his spiritual music ‘Journey through the heart” from 5 pm. Open 1/3/2018: 14:00 – 22:00pm Feel welcome to come around and enjoy the many Artworks in the gallery www.galerialuzdelavida.com fb: galeria luz de la vida
Calle Laberinto 15 Bajo, Competa email@example.com
What’s on Nerja Players for March 6th
“Wives and Lovers” adapted from “Country Wife” by: William Wycherley. Director: Marty Margulies The story behind “Wives and Lovers” By: Marty Margulies Back in September I received an email from Trish Hall, then Players Membership Secretary, now leading lady, praising an obscure Restoration comedy, ‘The Country Wife’ by William Wycherley, she had just seen performed in the UK in full 1675 costuming. Coincidentally, I had just acquired a book of Restoration comedies and this play was included. Reading it was comparable to hacking through an overgrown jungle filled with archaic and very smutty language; in its original form it could not have been presented by the Players. However, I found it very humorous and intricately plotted with three story lines: a rake uses a fake injury to insinuate himself into noble society; a jealous husband tries to cocoon his vivacious country wife; and a mature, intelligent woman must be dissuaded from entering into a doomed marriage. Like a comic strip light bulb flashing over my head, I decided to re-write the play in more accessible and less offensive language and updating it. But what period? I chose the early 1920’s because many of the same social strictures still prevailed although it was an age bursting with new freedom — the Jazz Era — and the UK had just come out of winning a devastating war. I re-titled the play ‘Wives and Lovers’ because that summarized the play far better than its original title. To be held at premises of The Nerja Bridge Club, between Salon de Juegos and Nerja Realty, at the top of Calle Castillo Perez. Look for the large blue door. Please visit our website at https://www.thenerjaplayers.com/2017-18-programme for detailed information. Members Free : Guests €3
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For Sale –Sofas & Dining Table & Chairs 2 x Beige 3 seater leather sofas
Dimensions: length 200cm x width 90 cm Very good condition, Can be sold together or separately. €250 each Solid oak dining table & 6 chairs
€450 Dimensions: length 195 cm x width 100 cm Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 658954238 Amanda
For Sale- Roof Rack. Dive Suit & Tile
Roof Rack for a Mitsubishi/Pajero (LWB) 35 euros Subacqua Dive Suit and BCD Mens Full Wetsuit, Shorty and BCD (Size Large) 135 euros. ono Original Old Cortijo Roof Tiles We have approximately 300 of these. 30c each. Or the lot for 280 euros.Can be used for different craft ideas/lights etc email@example.com Tel: Jane: 07740 988345 (anyone that is interested can text or call me on this number). Located in Torrox campo. 5mins from the football pitch.
For Sale- large selection of plant pots, saucers, and wall hanging pots (ask vendor for pic) All in good condition, first 25 Euro for the lot.
Collection only easy parking Canillas de Albaida, tel 634313809
robbers 1551 @ gmail . Com (no spaces)
For Sale- Portable gas fire with gas bottle €25 buyer collects from Torrox Pueblo.Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale – Paintings & Stained Glass Panel
Signed Dutch Landscape Paintings Charming pastoral scenes; beautiful frames 57cm x 48cm; in very good condition. 65 euros each; 100 euros for both. All reasonable offers will be considered. Art Deco stained glass panel. Three panes with minor cracks; otherwise in good condition. 88cm x 50cm. 50 euros. If interested, respond to: dorothy.a.arnold @ gmail.com Or Whats App +15039466332. Competa.
For Sale- 2 Dolly Prams –
Ideal for your Teddy Bear and Doll collection or as a sleeping place for your cats.Or for the Garden as a flower container. Many applications possible… Euro 20 each, or nearest offerAll items in excellent order To pick up at Niza Beach / Almayate
Winfried 951321680 email@example.com
For Sale- Baby Feeding Set Microwave baby’s bottle steriliser, twin weaning bowl with spoon, elephant cup, plate and dish, two Fisher Price baby’s teething ring/rattles.All for 12 euros. Email: fayandray(at)msn.com Telephone or WhatsApp: 0044 7792 730492 Competa Campo – can meet at Venta de Palma
For Sale- Graco Travel Cot/Playpen with bedding etc
Graco Travel Cot/Playpen, barely used, cot in good condition, but carry case need a patch. With instruction manual and full instructions printed on the bed mattress base. Also Mothercare bedding – mattress protector, two sheets and a blanket. All together 20€
Soft-bodied doll, Doll’s Cot and pushchair with hood. Also two play bags. Little used and in as new condition. 15 euros Assortment of toys including cars, farm animals, vehicles and equipment, and zoo animals. 12 euros “First Years on-the-go booster seat”Compact built in carry case, self inflating base, straps safely to a chair and has securing belt for baby. 10 euros Email: fayandray(at)msn.com Telephone or WhatsApp: 0044 7792 730492 Competa Campo – can meet at Venta de Palma
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