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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
Axarquia animal rescue quiz: La Tasca are holding the rescue quiz again next Wednesday 9th September at 3pm. All the proceeds go to help the animals. We also have a raffle .La Tasca is on Avenida Andalucia over the road from the old Police station. Please call us on 640569988 or 711051720 to reserve a table.
Carpe Diem steak Friday’s! :
Fancy a steak? Every friday evening at carpe diem from 7pm fillet steak with salad, home made Belgium chips and choice of sauce all for €15. Victoria and Stella Artois on tap and a large selection of Belgium beers if you fancy trying something different.
Dj Xavi from 9pm with 70’s, 80’s and 90’s tunes.
To reserve whatsapp or call +34 667291919 FB Page
Hopefully see you all there
Tiffany / Torrox
Avenida Mediterraneo esquina calle estepona 29793 Torrox-costa
Art Exhibition: The Art Gallery at Calle Real 98, Frigiliana is now showing work by Jill Carrott, called From My Point of View. The opening times are Thursday to Sunday from 11am until 3pm, from the 3rd to the 27th of September. There are paintings available to buy from €10 to €500 and there are several older works and end of series, where you can just make me an offer.
Hope to see you there.
Car Boot/Market: El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela
This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is recommencing on Sunday 6th September. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Please be assured, that we are taking all the necessary precautions to abide with current restrictions and requirements that the Government have in place. Please remember to wear your face masks.
Location is 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.
-Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
-Lots of local grown fruit and veg.
-Homemade Jams and Marmalades and Chutneys (including Mango)
-Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
-Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
-(New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
-Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
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 tapa 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, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Good quality beech butchers board trolley on castors with stainless steel top. Measurement Width 49cms Depth 38cms Height 85cms Price 95€
-2 seater cream bamboo sofa excellent quaility seat cushions are faded. Measurements Width 140cms Depth 70cms Price 90€
-Matching cream bamboo coffee table with glass top.Measurement Length 108cms Depth 59cms Height 43cms Price 70€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Mercedes Class A 170 CDi (diesel), 2000, ITV until April 2021. 2 owners from new; owned by a local family since 2009 and used only as a local run about / second car. Minor Spanish ‘dings’ and wear and tear, but a good runner, with excellent fuel consumption. 201,840 kms. Price €1,200. Alison, Torrox pueblo.
Phone or Text 633515210.
For Sale: Wooden chess set (box 49 x49 cm). Traces of use, but intact and complete. 10 Euros, pick up only. Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne: 685 247 505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale: Ceiling lamp, 3 bulbs included. Unmarked Ceiling Lamp. Buyer collects, or can meet. Telephone/ WhatsApp 666819623. Juana, Almayate near Torre del Mar €20 ono.
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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.
Andalucía tightens restrictions on celebrations, beach use and visits to care homes: See the new restrictions here- http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202009/01/andalucia-tightens-restrictions-celebrations-20200901180038.html
Axarquia town goes into voluntary confinement: El Borge, in Spain’s Axarquia region, has decided to take measures in the face of the positive case of Covid-19 that has been detected in the municipality.
For this reason, it has decreed a ‘voluntary confinement’ and closure of municipal services and facilities until September 15. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/01/spanish-town-goes-into-voluntary-confinement/
Lottery winnings go unclaimed: The search is on for the owner of a La Primitiva ticket, stamped in the Estanco Sofi in El Morche. As yet, the lottery winnings go unclaimed and the ticket is that of the only winner of the top prize of La Primitiva this past Saturday, August 29.
The six correct numbers (01, 06, 11, 20, 24 and 35) have a prize of €1,342,138.64. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/01/lottery-winnings-go-unclaimed/
Covid-19 tracing tool to be built into phones: Future versions of Android and iOS operating systems are set to have a Covid-19 notification system built-in, Apple and Google have announced.
The system will replace the need for users to install contact-tracing apps developed by public health bodies.
The system, dubbed exposure notification express, would still require a user to opt-in and does not collect location or identity information. (And if you believe that I’ve got some beach-front property in Madrid you may like to buy. -Ed.)
Previously Apple and Google’s API required users to download a contact-tracing app to allow it to track time and distance between device and send push notifications to users who may have been exposed to the virus.
Under the new system no app is required, meaning public health authorities would be able to send notifications to those considered at risk of Covid-19 without needing to develop and maintain an app.
Full story: https://www.digitalhealth.net/2020/09/covid-19-tracing-tool-apple-google/
Cosmic Legos- Black holes merge into never before seen size: Black holes are getting stranger, even to astronomers. They’ve now detected the signal from a long ago violent collision of two black holes that created a new one of a size that had never been seen before.
In May 2019 two detectors picked up a signal that turned out to be the energy from two stellar black holes, each large for a stellar black hole, crashing into each other. One was 66 times the mass of our sun and the other a husky 85 times the mass of the sun.
The end result- the first ever discovered intermediate black hole, at 142 times the mass of the sun. Full story: https://apnews.com/7a3fbbdff910581a62191050b8d3d66b
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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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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
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Torrox: 952 539 828
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