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La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblo
Anyone for Afternoon Tea?
Looking for gift idea? or even just a day out with friends?
How about trying our new Afternoon Tea for two!! served between 1pm and 4pm.
Our cakes are made to order by the very talented Lucia especially for you, so you will need to reserve 48 hours before.
If you prefer something a little stronger than Tea how about a cold glass of Cava or Prosecco?
You can enjoy this treat on our beautiful Terrace with amazing views, or if you prefer in our cool indoor courtyard.
Gift vouchers are available!!
The price?? just 12.50 per person or 3.50 extra if you prefer a glass of bubbly!
To enquire or reserve please call us on 952535471 or 662039741
Also if you are looking for a special celebration cake these can be made to order too.
And a big thank you for supporting small local businesses!
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España http://www.hotellacasatorrox.com/
CANCELLED– Torremolinos Town Council has suspended the events planned for the week of August 17 to 23: For the moment, both the musical and theatrical performances of, ”We Have Talent” and the neighbourhood cinema that were to take place from Monday to Saturday are suspended. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/17/events-suspended-due-to-new-regulations/
Frigiliana Art Route: The art route goes ahead for it’s fourth year regardless of the pandemic to the delight of local artists. The event will be held from Friday October 2, for two days, October 2 to 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar August and September Press Release:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. August and 1st to 11th September opening times Tuesdays by appointment only 11.00 to 10.00 and Fridays 11.00 till 13.00. 14th September reopening mornings only Monday to Thursday 10.00 till 13.00 and Fridays as usual 11.00 – 13.00. Sorry but we cannot accept donations of books, clothes etc. due to current guidelines. For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 Web site: www.lux-mundi.org . We would also like to invite you to become a Friend of Lux Mundi, please call in the Centre for more information, If you are already a Friend please call in to renew your card.
-Fridays August & September – Coffee Morning, Shop & Books. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Wonderful news Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Centre is now open after Lock Down, with full health guidelines being followed and you will be required to wear a mask. A great opportunity to meet friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice. Time to browse ´Our Shop´ with a range of new and nearly new clothing, accessories and household goods. There is also a wide stock of second-hand English books. You can enjoy a little bit of paradise sitting in the garden which has been refurbished for social distancing purposes. We look forward to seeing you.
-From Monday 14th September the Centre will be open every morning Monday to Friday. Time 10.00 to 13.00 (except Fridays 11.00 – 13.00)
-14th September – Learning Spanish. We are pleased to say that if you are interested in having help with learning Spanish please come and enrol at the Centre. Proposed times for learning will be Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30 to 13.00. Following Health guidelines and you will be required to wear a face mask.
-Wednesday 16th September and every Wednesday – Art Group. Join friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Art group meet and help each other with various forms of art, water colours, pastels etc. Following health guidelines and you will be required to wear a face mask. Time 10.00 – 13.00 at the Centre. 5€ for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.
-Friday 18th September – Taizé Prayer at the San Andrés, Parish Church. Time 20.15. Social distancing and wearing of face masks will be required.
-Friday 25th September. Special Ecumenical Prayer in Malaga Cathedral for the victims of the pandemic. There will be social distancing and face masks will be required. Time 20.00.
Kind regards, Patricia Rothwell, Press Officer, Tel. 951 57 61 55
Car Boot Sale: El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela.
By popular demand we are recommencing our Car Boot market on Sunday 6th September at the above popular venue. We are taking the necessary precautions to abide with restrictions the Government have placed and we look forward to seeing you all there. Please remember to wear your face masks. There will be an advertisement placed with Nathan nearer the time. As you know, the restaurant has lovely terraces so you will still be able to enjoy coffees, cool drinks or one of their delicious tapas or a full meal. For further information please ring me, Sandra on 619 471 301 or
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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
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Moonette Aromatic Skincare for 40+
*We are a Torrox based company specializing in the creation of formulas which help prevent premature skin ageing*
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our lives. As we grow older however, our skin will become thinner, more sensitive, less firm and require the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognizing this need we have created a range of formulas which help reduce the appearance of the signs of ageing by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and also by eliminating blemishes and imperfection.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration and cell revitalization, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering:
* A discount on future purchases to clients recycling containers
Free testers of eye cream, face cream, and body cream are available on request. You can also try out testers in 2 beauty salons in Torre del Mar and Puente Don Manuel (Alcaucin).
To find out more or to order, please call us on 650 044 102.
Founder- Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link
Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Bamboo table glass top with 3 chairs Measurements Diameter 68cms Height 71 cms price 95€
-White bamboo display unit with glass shelves. Measurements Width 150cms Depth 40cms Height 187cms Price 35€
-3 upcycled high stools Height 76cms Price 40€ each
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale: IKEA sofabed €50 used but in good condition, ideal for rentals. Buyer collects from ground floor apartment 3 metres from road. Contact Terry / Sharman in Nerja
Email: casa dot chloe at yahoo dot co dot uk
or phone 656593580
For Sale as Job Lot:
Hello I have my garage full of things I don`t use and some of them are very new but I can’t go on keeping them. I got lamps, pictures, clothes hanging rail (with wheels). Man and women clothes some of them are very new. Man size is a Spanish 42, woman “Large”. The man one are sprinfield. I also got, pans, decorated boxes. food mixer. Blankets and bed sheets. Necklace and handbags that I never used. 100 DVD films. I think it is a pity to through all these stuff to the bin for this reason if someone would like to come and take all or most all of it, I can give them away for just 30 euros. Here I include a photo of one of the pictures I have. Maria, Nerja. My tel. 658.569.700. My e-mail email@example.com
For Sale: 2 Brand new Left hand drive headlights for a Mitsubishi Shogun LWB. 2003-2006. Still in original boxes wrapped in cling film. €200 ono. Tel Bob on 649111965. Vinuela area.
Or e-mail : bobjan158 at Hotmail.com
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Recommendation for Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: A big shout out to Sean and Adam of Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms for a superb remodel of our bathroom. Together they got the job done on time and within budget and we could not be happier with the result. We would not hesitate to recommend Hanningtons to anyone who is looking for quality work carried out professionally by a couple of very friendly blokes. Thank you once again Sean and Adam.
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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.
Spain – Fear as Figures Rise Again: The total number of cases over the weekend is rather worrying and many regional governments, such as the Basque Country, have already declared a state of medical emergency. This weekend the total number of new cases has reached a whopping 16,269, almost double the number of new cases recorded last weekend (8,618). Full story with regional figures: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/17/spain-fear-as-figures-rise-again/
More cases among young people and a lower death rate- How the coronavirus epidemic has changed in Spain: If an expert was presented with data from the coronavirus epidemic in Spain in two blocks – from the start until June 21, when the lockdown ended, and from that date up until now – they would struggle to determine that they represented the same pathogen. The age of those being infected, the areas worst affected and the death rates are completely different between the two data sets. The change in behavior of Covid-19 has been achieved thanks to isolating those infected, and monitoring suspected cases – although the recent rise in new cases could reverse this trend. Here is an analysis of the radical changes in the most frequently used indicators. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-08-17/more-cases-among-young-people-and-a-lower-death-rate-how-the-coronavirus-epidemic-has-changed-in-spain.html
Extra payout planned for when jobless benefits have run out: People who have run out of entitlement to unemployment payments during the Covid-19 economic crisis will get a special payout of 430 euros a month for three months, the government has said. The money which could start being paid out from October onwards, will apply to those who haven’t benefited from ERTE furloughing measures. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202008/14/extra-payout-planned-when-20200814122041-v.html
Bitcoin hits highest in 13 months as 2020 rally gathers steam: Bitcoin jumped to its highest in over a year on Monday, adding to a 2020 rally that has seen it more than treble in price since March.
The biggest cryptocurrency gained 4.4% to $12,424, its highest since July 2019. Bitcoin has soared over 70% this year, making it one of the strongest performing assets. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies/bitcoin-hits-highest-in-13-months-as-2020-rally-gathers-steam-idUSKCN25D1Z8
Mystery no more- Spain’s ex-king, Juan Carlos, has been in UAE since Aug. 3: Juan Carlos had said on Aug. 3 he would leave Spain after controversial aspects of his past private life came to light, but did not say where he was going. “King Juan Carlos has told the royal household that he went to the Emirates on Aug. 3, and he remains there now,” the spokesman said. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-royals/mystery-no-more-spains-ex-king-juan-carlos-has-been-in-uae-since-aug-3-idUSKCN25D1K5
Italy Follows Spain by Closing Nightclubs and Making Masks Compulsory Outdoors: Italy has closed nightclubs and made face masks compulsory outdoors after a spike in coronavirus cases among young people. New measures introduced to stop the spread of the virus mean that from today it will be forbidden to dance in nightclubs and other party venues. Covid cases over the past week in Italy were more than double those registered three weeks ago. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/17/italy-follows-spain-by-closing-nightclubs-and-making-masks-compulsory-outdoors/
Russia Claims to be Developing a Coronavirus Vaccine for Cats and Minks: Moscow is developing another “revolutionary” vaccine to protect mink on its vast fur farms, as well as domestic cats, as Vladimir Putin called their human vaccine “the world’s beater”! Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/17/russia-claims-to-be-developing-a-coronavirus-vaccine-for-cats-and-minks/
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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
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Torrox: 952 539 828
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