Most animal-lovers here in Mijas Costa will have heard of Mary Locke Burgess and many say she is an angel on earth! Mary was so touched by the plight of the abandoned and mistreated animals here she set about personally rescuing them and now has over 70 dogs roaming her land and 8 rescue horses sharing her horse farm at Finca Alegría. Mary came to Spain nearly 30 years ago, and, after much personal sadness, decided to dedicate her life to helping as many of the abandoned animals as possible. Mary rarely asks for anything (but never refuses anything either!) and has spent virtually all her life’s savings on the feeding and vet fees of her ‘fur babies’. She even manages to help rescue centres with bedding and their pleas for help to foster or adopt the animals in their care and says she keeps in touch with all of those she has managed to home wherever they may be – UK, Finland or Sweden. She is one busy lady and credits her tireless energy to her dogs. ‘I don’t have time to sit back and ‘retire’, there is still so much work to do!’ she said. The daily costs of food alone is in excess of 60 Euros (not counting the generous donations of dog biscuits) and with just a meagre pension to manage on now, she has opened a charity shop in Playa Marina which she is working in alone from 10.30 till 13.00 Monday to Friday. Mary is eternally grateful to everybody who has donated unwanted items but would love to hear from anybody who could spare just a couple of hours a week to help in the shop. This is one lady with a huge heart; her title of ‘angel on earth’ is well deserved! You can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see main ad on page 31.
ESTEPONA FURNITURE & CARPETS
- known as Furniture World Estepona, was founded in 1986 with two things in mind: great products and warm customer service. Being a family business frequented by families of all nationalities allows them to establish a deeper connection with their customers’ needs and requirements, always ready for the next challenge. Sofas, beds, fitted carpets, rugs, wood flooring, bedding are just a small part of a great range of quality products that you will find inside their showroom. Thirty years’ experience fitting flooring and carpets also makes them The Specialist to go to if you are looking to change one room or you are planning a major project; their years of experience, expertise and execution skills will meet all your expectations. Online is another area where you can find Estepona Furniture & Carpets. On Facebook you can stay up to date with their latest offers and discounts. Estepona Furniture & Carpets also has a great-looking web site with online shop - www.esteponafurniture.com, displaying a good range of available products. You can browse or purchase on line and have goods delivered straight to your home or arrange to collect from the store. Furniture World Estepona is the kind of company that constantly evolves and stays true to the customer. Contact details on the advert on page 46.
Many of you may recognise Karl Green from the picture above. Karl previously worked at Speedy’s and Chili Motors in Mijas Costa, but has now set up his own garage, Green Motors, in Mijas Costa (see map above) near Carrefour and the Ford dealership. Karl undertakes all aspects of car maintenance and repair work to a high standard. For those of you who have not used Karl before, his price is THE price; he does not take any liberties. He will always help you out and some jobs he is able to do on the spot while you wait. We have personally had our cars maintained and repaired by Karl for many years. Karl is English but he also speaks fluent Spanish too, so there are no problems when he orders parts. Please give him a call or just pop in. Key recommended. Please see advert on page 33.
SEARCH COSTA DEL SOL PROPERTY
is a vibrant real estate agency providing an excellent service along the coast. Our professional team of staff specialise in property sales and rentals, offering an excellent service to all vendors, buyers and holiday makers. We have villas and apartments in great locations for holiday lets and offer a number of services to make sure all our clients have a 5 star experience whilst visiting the coast. Our properties for sale cover most of the Costa del Sol from Torremolinos to Sotogrande and we have all types of properties from Studio apartments to Luxury villas. We also work as part of a network of agents; we sell bank developments and work direct with developers. We can also provide a number of services such as lawyers, notary, insurance and building services. We are always looking to market new properties so if you are thinking of selling, please contact us today for more information. All of our properties are marketed on Rightmove Overseas, in local publications and in the UK to name just a few. Contact details on the advert on page 41.