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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open (almost) anytime by appointment!
Need to get out again- safely?
We are happy to remind you that the Sculpture Garden is open again for your enjoyment, however it is imperative that you contact us for an appointment and details, as this will govern our opening times.
This is to manage numbers and arrival times and ensure your safety but of course there is ample space to maintain as much distance as you need while enjoying the many facets and sculptures around the Garden. You’ll find plenty of shady areas if you need to avoid direct sun!
If we can accommodate you on a Sunday it’s still most likely that your visit will be accompanied by live Chamber Music!
We look forward to seeing you (again!).
Only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar. Directions at www.kittyharri.com
609 706 210/639 563 213
Nick at kittyharri dot com
Competa Church Services in English:
We regret to announce that circumstances do not permit the resumption of English-language services in Cómpeta Parish Church for July. There will no service on Sunday next, July the 5th. Sunday services have been resumed, subject to current regulations, at the Lux Mundi Centre in Torre del Mar, where there is once again a service at 11 a.m. each Sunday morning.
We will keep you advised as circumstances alter.
We pray that God will bless you and keep you safe through this time of anxiety.
James, Competa, rjtayler @ yahoo . co . uk
Not On: Mijas Town Hall has announced the cancellation of this year’s Feria in La Cala de Mijas due to Covid-19.
Exhibition of paintings by Carmen Casas Úbeda: The Councillor for Culture, Gema Laguna, announced that next Friday, July 3, the exhibition of paintings by Carmen Casas Úbeda is inaugurated in the Municipal Exhibition Hall, Nerja, which can be visited on Calle Cristo until July 18, with hours from 11:30 to 13:30, and from 20:00 to 22:00. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/30/artist-carmen-casas-ubeda-will-display-her-new-exhibition-of-paintings-in-nerjas-municipal-exhibition-hall/#.Xv08iedS-00
Speakeasy Jazz Club & Cocktails: Live Jazz Jam Session.
Thursday July 2nd 11:30pm.
After almost 4 months the time has come! From July we return with live music, intimate concerts under limited capacity and Jam session every Thursday.
Paseo de las Rampas, Fuengirola 29641 Tel. 656 48 79 19
Steak Night Fridays: Green House Doña Julia Golf. From 7.30. Enjoy great Steaks and live music from Jochen Janz.
Reservations suggested Tel. 663 804 974
A7 KM 146, Casares, Spain 29690
Komokeno: Playing live July 5th, 6pm. Bio Beach Club, Paseo Maritimo, El Morche. Jazz & Lounge. FB link
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BluCee – Post full lockdown, we are now offering all previous services including property viewings and holiday rental services.
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Do you have a property that you would like to earn some extra income from in the next few months? If you do, we have professionals who are looking for longer term rentals. Especially on the coast from Rincon de la Victoria to Torre del Mar. We have the contacts, you have the property – list with us and we will work hard to make your property work for you!
Our offer is comprehensive, including all aspects of property management, one off or regular cleans, holiday changeovers and key holding.
Not only this but we can also fully manage your property, securing bookings, liaising with clients, arranging meet and greets, cleaning and laundry services.
In fact, we commit to do everything necessary to get your property rental-ready – guaranteed!
Thinking of selling your home? Lockdown has created some positives, one being lots of people have been stuck at home dreaming of their perfect place in the sun. We have a long list of clients looking to buy – list with us and we will work hard to sell your home!
For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
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Work Wanted: I am a responsible, Spanish boy who is interested in doing small jobs (pet walking, garden watering, transporting boxes, etc. ).
I live in Algarrobo so can work there or in areas nearby.
If you have any tasks I can help with, please call +34 649717784 to discuss.
Thank you. Pablo
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Great Deals From Nerja Household Center:
-Beautiful rustic bookcase Width 144cms Depth 44cms Height 216cms Price 150€
-4 wooden bookshelves Measurements Width 60cms Height 106 cms Depth 28cms Price 15€ each
-Ideal for carboots over 250 DVDs couple box sets 50€ job lot
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale, 2 items: 2 spanish old style chests of drawers.
-One is 90 wide x 36 deep x 81cm tall, fair condition 40€
-Second is 110 wide x 36 deep x 81 cm tall. Good condition 60€
Joy 610955826 Torrox
For Sale: Complete kitchen, in good condition, many cabinets as show on the picture.
Comes with all electro domestics, oven and hob, Fridge freezer, Sink, Washing machine. More picture sand info available. Location: Nerja
Price: 575€ Negotiable
Contact : krikjohnson at hot mail dot com
For Sale: Single bed and mattress. Firm support bed, with central support bar. Mattress in good condition. €10 buyer collects from El Pino campsite. John / Jay Dee. Phone (Whatsapp) +44 7974 389 892
For Sale: Cupboard, 3 shelves, english, 1,20 m high, 98 cm wide, 35 cm deep. 55€
Edwin, Competa, boegero at gmx dot de
2 Computers For Sale: Dell Tower and Siemens laptop
–Used DELL Tower Computer.
Dell Optiplex 755- Only 180 days on the clock.
Full sized tower, not the smaller desktop version.
-Intel Core Duo processor at 2.33GHz, 32 bit, with upgraded BIOS
-Upgraded cooling system
-Upgraded video card
-Upgraded to 3Gb high performance RAM
-Fresh Windows 10 v1909
-150Gb Hard drive
-Built-in wifi and DVD player
-8x USB 2.0, DVI & VGA video output (no HDMI, but DVI to HDMI converters are available for a few euros at large computer shops, or online)
Fully cleaned but there was no need to refurb this one. I just installed some high performance hardware upgrades I had in stock. Runs great.
Price €220 Buyer collects.
-Siemens laptop Refurb. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size 15.6″ display laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has a hard-to-find international North Europe/English keyboard perfect for bilingual English and Scandinavian speakers, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. Includes delux briefcase style carry bag. No HDMI. €200. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)
Long Term Rental: For 3 to 6 months from 1st August 2020 with Communal swimming pool and gardens. Private patio and roof terrace, includes WiFi, British tv and 2 cats. €500 per month plus electricity. Angie / Nerja
angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)
Wanted: Dumbells / barbel weights. Looking for a Dumbbell / Barbell weight set if anyone has a set they no longer want? Thanks in advance.
Recommendations & Requests
Avalon Hotel/restaurant Nerja: We would like to recommend the Avalon restaurant (opposite the Marinas de Nerja hotel on the Nerja road to Torrox Costa). We have always had excellent meals there, a little pricier than some but worth it for the presentation, taste and efficient friendly service. Also the lovely views of the sea and mountains from the terrace are a bonus.
Bron and Dave, Torrox Costa, broncrowe AT gmail d0t com
Outside pest control: Hola, can anyone recommend an english speaking pest control person for a swimming pool that has been taken over by wasps! I live in Dehesa which is by the Lake Vinuela area. My phone #633643173 or
Thank you in advance. Laura/Dehesa
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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.
For the latest pandemic info visit:
Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
Spain reopens border with Portugal after three-month closure due to coronavirus: The border between Spain and Portugal was officially reopened on Wednesday in a ceremony led by Spain’s King Felipe VI and the president of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The Spain-Portugal border, which is informally known as “la raya,”or the line, was closed for an unprecedented three and a half months due to the coronavirus crisis, which led to the imposition of strict travel restrictions. Its reopening is a symbolic sign that the worst of the crisis is now over. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-07-01/spain-reopens-border-with-portugal-after-three-month-closure-due-to-coronavirus.html
Spain to close half its coal-fired power stations: Spain is on track to become a coal-free country in record time. All of its remaining coal-fired thermal power plants will start shutting down on Tuesday, a year-and-a-half after the closure of the coal mines, which could not survive without the state aid that the European Union has banned.
Seven out of the 15 coal-fired power stations that are still working in Spain will cease being operational on June 30, after their owners – the electricity companies – decided that it does not make financial sense to adapt them to European regulations. And four more are getting ready to shut down soon. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-06-29/spain-to-close-half-its-coal-fired-power-stations.html
Last Opportunity to Exchange Spain’s Old Currency – the Peseta – into Euros: If you are still hoarding the old pesetas – you now only have until the end of this year to exchange them for euros. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/02/spains-bank-offers-last-opportunity-to-exchange-spains-old-currency-the-paseta-into-euros/#.Xv07vedS-00
Spain’s Government to Investigate around 10,000 Companies Suspected of ERTE Furlough Fraud: 75,000 letters have been sent to companies suspected of ERTE fraud to advise them that they are being investigated, according to Spain’s Government. Over the next 15 days or so, the labour department’s officials will pay a visit to approximately 10,000 companies suspected of fraud.
Spain’s Minister of Labour and Social Economy Yolanda Díaz, confirmed the extent of ERTE Furlough fraud going on in the country. “There are people who tell me that they are still on ERTE, and yet they go to work without being paid. That is fraud and a is a huge irregularity, since it is public money, and there will be penalties for those caught,” she warned. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/07/02/spains-government-to-investigate-around-10000-companies-suspected-of-erte-furlough-fraud/#.Xv08CudS-00
Russian voters agree to let Putin seek 2 more terms: With three-fourths of all precincts counted, 77.6% voted for the constitutional amendments, according to election officials. Full story: https://apnews.com/c9719e4bd8a398b8e81e49ed5304965e
Thailand lets in some foreigners: They are allowing in foreign visitors on a controlled basis, limiting entry to those with existing family or work ties to the country, students, technical experts for businesses, investors and specially invited VIPs. The number of foreign visitors allowed into the country each day is limited to 200, and they are supposed to travel on repatriation flights bringing Thai citizens home. All returnees, foreign and Thai, will be subject to varying degrees of quarantine. Full story: https://apnews.com/813744896701a8caa3ee9cb637e48f35
Mercadona Has Cameras Scanning All Customers: To detect unwanted persons who have been banned fron their stores the new system works through the recognition of physical features and detects “only and exclusively” the entry of people with a final sentence and a precautionary measure of restraining order in force, or its own workers.
Summary story in English: https://spainsnews.com/mercadona-installs-a-system-that-detects-people-with-an-order-to-leave-the-establishment/
Full Spanish Story: https://www.eldiario.es/economia/Mercadona-instala-personas-alejamiento-establecimiento_0_1043946657.html
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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline
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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231
Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238
Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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