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Mums cafe and Tea Room, Torrox Costa: Hello, we would like to introduce ourselves and let you know what we are doing. We are Gary and Andrew, and we moved over from Nottingham in the UK last November. We got married just over 4 years ago and had been talking for a while about changing our lives and moving to Spain, we had been visiting around here often over the last few years. We decided on the Torrox area as we loved it and the surrounding towns. We thought about setting up a B&B or cafe as we were unhappy in our own jobs, Andrew a manager for a Telesales team and Gary Spending the last 20 years in health and social care. After making this decision Andrew found out a few months later his work site were all being made redundant by August of last year. That was the sign we needed and we made our plans.
Andrew’s mum had passed away 2 years before and he inherited a cabinet full of old China tea pots, cups, saucers and plates. His mum had never used them apart from on display so we thought we would put them to good use. Growing up Gary’s mum always spent Sunday baking and he along with his siblings always helped mum bake. This has never left me (Gary) and baking and cooking has always been a joy reminding me of growing up. We made the decision that we would set up a cafe and Tea Room, we opened our doors 4 weeks ago where we cook lunches, brunches, cream teas and afternoon teas and serve loose leaf tea brought from the UK and served in China cups from old China tea pots. We make home made traditional cakes such as lemon drizzle cake, carrot cake and scones. We make our own strawberry jam and clotted cream and serve food we remember as children such as fish finger sandwiches and cheese toasties. We also cook lunches and brunches such as smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, Devilled mushrooms and baked Camembert with crusty bread. For us this has been a joy and does in no way feel like work, we come away everyday feeling happy and having met some great people. We have had some really good feedback that has let us change a few things we were doing and that has also lets us know we have done the right thing. We have a page on Facebook, “mums cafe and tea room” where you can see updates and contact us. We really do hope you will pay us a visit and enjoy what we have to offer as we look forward to seeing you. Avenida El Faro, Block 75, 29793, Torrox Costa. Thanks, Gary and Andrew. FB-Link
Danny Boy’s- This coming week’s events:
-Today, Saturday: The Premier League is back!! Come watch all the games with us today and tomorrow.
-Tonight @ 21.00 Karaoke with our very own Pocket Rocket Karaoke King Carlos. Sing all your favourite songs from Carlos’ extensive English and Spanish song-book and our giant screen and projector.
-Sunday: Open at 13.00. Football starts with first game at 13.30. We’re taking a break from the Candlelight Sessions til September. We’ll keep you posted when we return.
-Monday: Quiz Night with Dave. Come with a team or pair up with other customers in the bar. 20.00
-Tuesday: Raffle Night 19.00 Win lots of prizes. Fillet steaks, whole chickens, salmon fillets, pork chops and lots more including our famous ‘bag of crisps’. €1.00 tickets.
-Wednesday: Live Music with the artist formerly known as Jonny Unplugged….Jonny Black sheep! We’ll be rocking the joint from 21.00. Come join our lively music session or sit back, have a beer and enjoy the music.
Opening Times in August- Mon – Fri 18.00 til late. Sat & Sunday 13.00 til late.
We hope to see you somewhere down the line at Danny Boy’s – Your local, friendly community bar. Brendan and Martina
Avenida America, bloque 89, Torrox Costa
The 7th Cómpeta Walking Festival: 26-29 September 2019 is the occasion to discover more of this beautiful walking area and to meet old and new walking friends.
We will walk with guides in groups of no more than 25 persons. Each day you will have the choice between an easy walk of ± 3-4 hours and an intermediate walk of ± 6-7 hours.
The participation cost for all 4 days is € 20,- per person incl. the bustransfer on day 3 and free coffee or tea during a stop each day.
For more information see the websites www.walkspain.co.uk (English) or www.spanjeanders.nl (Dutch).
Reservations by email only to: spanjeanders (at) gmail.com
Lux Mundi coming events and excursions:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours August only Wednesday 10.00 to 13.00 and Friday only 10.00 to 13.00. For further information and bookings please contact Tel.952 543 334. Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards. We would also like to invite you to become a Friend of Lux Mundi, please call in the Centre for more information.
-Every Friday – Coffee Morning, Boutique & Books. Time 11.00 to 13.00. A wonderful opportunity to meet friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of homemade cake. Time to browse our boutique with a range of new and nearly new clothing and accessories. Our household goods have some surprising bargains! There is also a wide stock of second hand English books. You can book tickets for coming events and excursions. There is also a little bit of paradise to enjoy sitting in the garden. We look forward to seeing you.
-Thursday August 15th- Excursion to Almuñecar Fireworks. Please come and join friends of Lux Mundi, Torre Del Mar for the spectacular fireworks display. You will travel by coach to join in the festivities in honour of the Virgen de la Antigua (Virgen of the Old). She will be carried in a procession from the Church of the Incarnation through the streets to the beach of San Cristobal, where many boats are waiting at sea to accompany the image to the Plya Puertta de Lam. There then follows a fantastic firework display, set to music, against a backdrop of San Miguel Castle and the Holy Rock. On arrival there will be plenty of time for you to take refreshments before the display. Ticket price is 13 Euros or with Friend of Lux Mundi card it is 12 Euros available at the Centre. Departure times: Viñuela (football Pitch) 17.55, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 18.15, Caleta (Opposite the Vets) 18.25, Algarrobo (Lidl) 18.30. PIC
Cochran’s Irish Pub- Nerja: Lee Townsend live solo show Fri 16th Aug, 11:30pm
Paseo Balcón de Europa. Calle Salón, S/N, 29780 Nerja, Spain FB-Link
Flashtime Upcoming Gigs:
-Sat 10 AUG Pogs, Fuengirola
-Sunday 11 AUG, Foodtrucks Marbella Fest
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Costa del Sol Video:
We offer a complete video/audio service.
Video Tapes (All formats Inc Betacam) transferred to Dvd or Pen Drive.
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Video to Dvd ONLY 10 Euros per hour video (or part thereof) per tape.
Discounts available for quantity.
Costa Del Sol Video has now moved to La Herradura: We will continue to offer a free collection and delivery service within 20 km of La Herradura.
Tel Richard 659458020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quotation.
Visit our website http://www.costadelsolvideo.com for further information and prices.
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Tony Roam Removals Departure and Arrival Dates
Left Spain 7th August – Arrive UK 10th Aug.
Leave UK 23rd August – Arrive Spain 25th August
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month.
We can add or amend these dates if viable.
We cover the UK and Southern Spain.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Full insurance with British Insurance Company
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request, hard copies always carried on vans.
Your goods are handled only by us and moved on our vans and kept in our own storage.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo and South Wales and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area or Visa Versa.
For more information and prices please visit our website www.euroam.co.uk
email ; email@example.com or email ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
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Espan-Glish Group at the Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar: Fridays. Interchange of Languages. Improve your level of Spanish and help others to improve their English. Price 2 Euros, or with Friends of Lux Mundi card 1 Euro. Time 11.00 to 13.00. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334.
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center, Av. Castilla Perez 10. More info in poster.
-Drinks cupboard. Measurements Width 58cms Depth 36cms Height 123cms Price €65
-Wine rack ( holds 16 bottles )Wine and glasses not included Stripped back with new mosaic top and locking castor wheels Measurements Width 49cms Depth 38cms Height 84cms Price €65
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com com
For Sale: Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD DUOS, dual sim, unlocked. Coral Blue. In absolute original mint condition with no marks. Little used. ALL original box and accessories, plug charger, leads, adaptors, ear piece, manuals etc. Full screen protector and case. A really nice phone. Reason for sale upgrade to S9 (I must admit I see little difference between the two apart from the price!) 299 euros. Keith/Valez Malaga. Tel:- 650698685 or
email peakayone at msn dot com (at=@ and dot=.) Or can arrange to meet at Eroski.
For Sale: Glass top garden table 120cm día. 4 blue/white chairs, all in excellent condition. Extra long beige parasol approx 3.5mtrs. Heavy concrete base. €95.00 complete. Torrox Park. Buyer to collect. Call Sue 691 706 434
For Sale: Suzuki GN 250 Motorbike. Year 1996 fast becoming a classic
11,500 kms believed to be correct due to the performance of the bike
600 euros Please telephone Claire or Russ 638939683
More photos available on request Location Sayalonga
Wanted: We need one second hand wooden Vega 3 metre x 15 x 5. can collect within reason as we are in Competa area. John mobile 636 128 930
BLACK FRIDAY UK power cut plunges Britain into darkness as National Grid outage sparks travel chaos with trains, tubes and traffic lights paralysed. Read article at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9691385/power-cut-uk-trains-tubes-power-lights-outage/
A very concerning development regarding those silly “sextortion” spam emails and why everyone needs to use a good VPN at all times.
Almost everyone has received a spam email that claims to have recorded you via webcam doing naughty things. They threaten to send these videos to everyone on your email contact list unless you pay a ransom in bitcoin. Up till now most of these were empty threats. Real webcam hijacking, while possible, usually requires the attacker to have physical access to the target computer to install malware. There is a famous case of students being monitored at home via webcams in laptops that the school provided. That only worked because the school preinstalled snooping software in those laptops previous to distributing them to students. It’s similar to those “remote assistance” programs like TeamViewer. Which is why I always tell clients, only install TeamViewer or similar programs when needed, and uninstall them when done, do not leave them on your computer or you are inviting hackers in! Besides, everyone including Mark Zuckerberg himself covers their webcam with tape when not in use, don’t you?.
Here is the new twist, Varenyky malware. Antivirus maker ESET has discovered a new Windows malware strain that uses infected computers to send out spam campaigns. However, one of this malware’s most peculiar features is a hidden function that records the victim’s desktop when the user visits an adult website. Hackers can now record your Desktop and the Varenyky team will certainly be able to tie each of the recordings to users’ real life identities. Unless your webcam is on and displaying on the Desktop, the hackers won’t get videos of the victim. But there will be proof positive of who you are, what you viewed, and when&where you did so (ex. they will be able to prove to your boss you were looking at porn while at work, not that DigameXtra readers would ever be in such a situation, it demonstrates my point). This is because the Varenyky malware also includes another hidden feature that extracts usernames and passwords from the victim’s browser and email client, which it also sends to its Tor-based command and control server. If it would ever need to execute a threat to send out evidence emails to extort a user, it would know exactly where it needs to send that recording, and they could even send it from your email, confirming it’s validity!
Varenyky malware emerged in May this year, and has only been active in France, ESET said.
I am sure we will hear more about Varenyky malware in coming months as the hackers add new functions and languages for the text. Eventually it will not just be porn sites it monitors, but any sites that may prove embarassing, personal health issues, political affiliations, etc., anything that the AI determines may be exploitable. This is the beginning of Artificial Intellegence (AI) driven hacking and the total loss of any possible online anonymity. AI can identify you in many ways besides your IP address, it can take typing habits and your computer metadata to create a profile as good as a fingerprint in identifying you! Everyone who is not a trained securtiy expert should assume everything is recorded and tracable, there is no privacy, treat the internet as a public forum. A good VPN will hide your location and identity from being linked to websites visited, a very important security function everyone should use, but it won’t protect you from opening infected emails, getting infected, and then sending out spam for the hackers. -Naythan. Reference: https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-malware-strain-records-users-on-adult-sites/
Churches / Worship – Listing on Saturday & Sunday
Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in Spain or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King.
Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea or coffee & biscuits. Why not come along and make new friends, every Sunday at 10.30am. Also Prayer meetings every Wednesday at 11.00am.
Cornerstone International Church
Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am. Bible based, Non-Denominational Christian Church in Torre del Mar area of Malaga, Spain. A culturally diverse family of believers in Jesus Christ.
Cornerstone International Church, C/Solera 2, Local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar.
Puente Christian Fellowship
Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national Bible-believing community of Christians who meet in the church’s meeting room each Sunday at 11 am to worship the Lord. The church hall is underneath Maroma Immobilaria, Puente Don Manuel Cruce de Periana – 29713.
The location and directions of how to find us are on our
Church services in English: The Anglican Congregation of St. Barnabas, Torre del Mar and Cómpeta.
Following the dislocations of the past three months we are now able to return to our regular First Sundays at 5.30 p.m. for the monthly Celebration of Holy Communion in English at Cómpeta Parish Church in Plaza Almijara.
The next service will be at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday July the 7th.
Services at the Lux Mundi Centre in Torre del Mar are unchanged, at 11 a.m. every Sunday.
Any enquiries to the Revd. Canon James Tayler on 952 03 04 61
Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services
-Roman Catholic Mass, service in English, there will be no church service throughout the month of August. Information for the September services is to be confirmed at a later date.
-Spanish Anglican Church of St Barnabas, service in English, at the Centre every Sunday at 11am.
For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 , Web site: www.Lux-mundi.org.
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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
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