21st International Feria, Fuengirola
This year the International Feria (La Feria Internacional de los Pueblos) will take place from Wednesday 29th April to Sunday 3rd May from 1pm to 3am at the fairground in Fuengirola. 33 countries will be participating. This is one of the most popular events in the Costa del Sol calendar for both locals and tourists alike. Delicious food and drinks from around the world, together with music and dance shows and other spectacles that take place from early afternoon until the early hours. This festival is all about fun, so make sure you pop in to join in and take your visitors too! For information on the Indian pavilion, please see the feature on page 69.
IPTV – WORLDWIDE
Due to the loss of various channels and the expense of the Satellite packages, for quite some time now there have been various alternatives on offer. Most of them are internet based and with 4G and fibre optic becoming more readily available, with IPTV-Worldwide you can buy a portable IPTV box so that you can still catch all the BBC, ITV and Sports Channels as well as thousands of movies and box-sets, all on demand. This is fantastic news. You just make a one-off payment and that is it. IPTV-Worldwide will come to your home to give you a free, no obligation demonstration and explain to you in more detail this new, cutting edge equipment. As the box is portable, you will be able to take it with you anywhere in the world where you have a suitable internet connection. This system also works with Android. For more information and to arrange your demo, please contact IPTV-Worldwide direct. When you compare the cost of the one-off payment to the monthly Sky subscription, the portable IPTV box must make sense. Please see advertisement on page 32.
Established in 1989, Tony from Ironworks has been fabricating all manner of steel security products for 26 years now. He can make anything you need to protect your home such as window and door rejas, patio rejas and drive gates direct from the factory. These can be made in a colour of your choice in any design including complementing urbanisation themes. Tony is a master craftsman in all things metal but his prices are very competitive, so much so, that he says in his ad “if you can get like for cheaper, Ironworks will refund the difference. If you own it, protect it. Give Tony a call for a competitive quote on all your security needs. Please see advertisement on page 3.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION BY IZABELA
Meditation has been present in human history for thousands of years. It is fashionable again and it is no longer connected to religion or spirituality. It is an activity, an exercise that will improve your life bringing into it less stress, better concentration, inner calm and many equally positive qualities. Meditation is about seeing and experiencing reality as it is and usually the reality is much kinder to us than we imagine with our constant talking, criticizing and foreseeing intelligent mind. Practice of meditation allows you to pay attention to the world around you without putting any judgment on it. Because we are well trained in assessing and comparing and judging everything and everybody, it takes a bit of retraining to do this pure and simple observation without being distracted by the talking mind. Meditation is not that difficult, everybody can learn it, but like any activity it takes repetition, practice and a good teacher. The internet is a good supplier of apps and programmes and classes of various schools and techniques of meditation, but if you appreciate learning directly from a teacher, then please contact me. I teach meditation, from basic to brilliance, from A to Z. Izabela L-Sletner – Tel: 610 697 379, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see advertisement on page 16.
THE ESSENTIAL GROUP
will be open from 1st May and is situated on Paseo Costa del Sol, behind the Post Office in La Cala de Mijas, opposite the Butibamba children’s park. The Essential Group is a Real Estate Agent covering all coastal and inland areas, reaching as far as the Axarquia area through their affiliated office in Torre del Mar. The Essential Group also offers in-house Accountancy and Legal Services, and as Insurance Agents they cover all types of insurance, including medical, motor, life, pet insurance and funeral plan. Furthermore, The Essential Group is also a Travel Agent so you can book your excursions, holidays, cruises etc here. Both owners have lived on the Costa del Sol for over 10 years so have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the local area. The Essential Group prides itself on providing a professional and efficient service. If you are thinking of buying or selling a property, need a quote for insurance, would like to have more information on legal or accounting issues or just fancy a day trip, we look forward to welcoming you to our new Costa del Sol office in La Cala de Mijas. Please see advertisement on page 47.
VIDEO BIZCARDS by KMG
(Key Media Group). We all hear complaints about how everyone is always on their phones nowadays. Yes, we carry them everywhere with us and they have become invaluable. It seems however, that not everyone always carries their business cards with them, and how embarrassing and unprofessional is this when you start to get someone interested in what you have to offer and when they ask for your business card, you have either left it in the car parked miles away, or worse still, have run out. So, we at Key Media Group, decided it would be a great idea if you carried a video biz card with you in the photo gallery of your smart phone. Thinking outside the box, we have come up with something a little bit different to make sure that you are never caught out again. We produce for you a 20-second video animation which you can store in the photo gallery of your smart phone, which we have established you always have with you. All we need is your company name and logo, contact details, bullet points about your business service and a couple of photos. If you would like an audio Video BizCard, we will also need the sound, music or voice-over you require. We then make a personalised business card video for you to keep on you at all times, and of course this idea is also ecologically friendly. At any time and wherever you are, you can send the card via whatsapp, email, post it on your Facebook page or upload it to YouTube. You can also, as an example, whatsapp your Video BizCard to your database clients together with a caption (i.e. if you are a restaurant, with an upcoming event) to help you to fill your venue, and also to keep your branding to the fore. So, if you have been caught out without business cards or find that your emails go unanswered, here is a solution, a new, cutting-edge way of communicating with your potential clients or customers. If you would like to see some examples or for more information, please contact us. You can see the advertisement on page 12 and also more details on http://keymediagroup.net/video-bizcards.php.
YOUR CASA CLEANING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
covers the whole of the Costa del Sol for all your cleaning and property maintenance requirements, both domestic and commercial and offers a truly professional service. They can accommodate all sizes of property and services include cleaning, laundry and ironing, emergency cleans, holiday lets management, guest services and key holding as well as electrical services, reforms, fitted kitchens and bathrooms etc. References are available. Why not give them a call, you will not be disappointed. Please see main advertisement on page 50.