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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
Art Exhibition in Nerja:
In the coming 2 weeks ( 20 august -5 september) I will be exhibiting my latest paintings and objects in the Sala Municipal in Nerja in the post office street. I paint mainly the female figure in oils, acrylics and collage. But there are also paintings of flowers and landscapes to be seen.
During lockdown I made objects by recycling materials that were available in and around the house. These will also be on show.
I am a dutch artist and have lived in Torrox for the past 10 years. Why not drop by sometime and see an interesting mix of styles and techniques. You are very welcome!
Open every day. In the morning from 11.30 to 2pm and in the evening from 7.30 to 10pm. Virus rules apply. Coby Bloemsma.
For more information contact me at
cobyinspain @ gmail . com (without the spaces)
Daniel’s Songs: At El Bar de Las Motos, Saturday 22 AUG 7pm.
El Bar de las Motos, Avenida Tivoli, 3, 29631 Benalmádena. FB Page
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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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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Great Deals from the Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful hand-made chest of drawers been upcycled in grey chalk paint with wood stain and new antique handles. Measurements Width 90cms depth 42cms height 95cms .Price 195€
-Lovely upcycled chest of drawers olive green /yute chalk paint clear wax with new wrought iron handles Measurements Width 88cms Depth 39.50cms Height 76cms Price 75€
-Stunning tall boy stripped back to natural with stain and chalk paint with wrought iron handles. Measurements Width 60cms Depth 45cms
Height 130cms Price 175€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale, 3 items:
-Six gas bottles, 10 euro each.
-Mens Bike €120
-Womens Bike €120
Bikes are hardly used from new. Good quality bikes, great to use on the coast and on the mountains because of good gear ratios.
Will include free helmets, pump and locks.
Please call 682 489 949 or email email@example.com
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IPTV Users Alert: EU regulators have shut down quite a few pirate IPTV services this week. If your IPTV app has stopped working, and you get no response from their customer support, you’ll probably need to write it off and find an alternative. -DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
World Health Organization attributes 100+ national travel restrictions on Spain to doubts about management of outbreaks: The comments from epidemiologist Bruce Aylward came on the same day that the country was confirmed to have the highest infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Europe.
The comments came after more than a hundred states imposed some kind of controls on the circulation of travelers either into or out of Spain, according to figures from the Spanish Foreign Ministry. In some cases, however, the measures have been in place for several months. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-08-19/world-health-organization-attributes-travel-restrictions-on-spain-to-doubts-about-management-of-outbreaks.html
LOCAL INFECTIONS- Ministry of Health confirms eight new COVID infections in Spain’s Axarquía region: Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía has confirmed eight new COVID infections in Axarquía, specifically three in Vélez-Málaga, two in Algarrobo, two in Rincón de la Victoria and one positive in Nerja.
Vélez-Málaga continues to have the most confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic with 187 positives. It is followed by Rincón de la Victoria with 180 infected, Nerja with 28, Torrox and Algarrobo with 16 cases each. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/19/ministry-of-health-confirms-eight-new-covid-infections-in-spains-axarquia-region/
Spanish Government has not approved even 1% of income assistance requests: The chaos in the administration not only affects the collection times of the ERTE. Now it also applies to applications to receive the minimum vital income, the Government’s star measure and with which they calculated to benefit some 850,000 households, about 2.3 million people, to reduce extreme poverty in Spain by 80%. This minimum income can be requested since last June 15, and according to the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration himself, in just over a month and a half they had already received more than 700,000 applications. However, as La Información has advanced, the ministry itself has recognized from the transparency portal that until August 7, only 3,966 applications had been approved. That is, not 1% of the requests. Full story: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-has-not-approved-even-1-of-the-requests/
BAD COP = NO DONUT – Ex-FBI Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Faking Key Evidence in Trump/Russia Collusion Investigation, More Indictments On The Way: Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court to falsifying a document as part of the bureau’s early-stage probe into whether President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with the Russian government.
Clinesmith is the first person criminally charged in an investigation by John Durham, a federal prosecutor tapped to probe mistakes and intentionally false claims the FBI made when it sought a warrant to conduct surveillance on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Clinesmith admitted to doctoring a CIA email the FBI used in 2017 when it applied to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to renew its application for a secret wiretap to monitor Page.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz uncovered the doctored email and in December released a scathing report documenting 17 “basic and fundamental” errors and omissions in FBI surveillance warrant applications. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-clinesmith/ex-fbi-lawyer-pleads-guilty-to-doctoring-email-in-russia-probe-of-trump-campaign-idUSKCN25F16S
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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
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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/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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