Key News #110 - December 2016 & January 2017


It’s that time of year again! 4 Paws Adoptions are raffling a 10-night cruise for the 5th year running. It will be aboard the Norwegian Spirit departing Barcelona on 22nd March and visiting Valleta, Palermo, Rome, Florence/Pisa, Monte Carlo and Valencia, returning to Barcelona on 1st April. Please see advert on page 34 for more details. The draw will take place at The Caribbean Bar in Carvajal at the sponsored swim (more details below) on New Year’s Day. 4 Paws Adoptions will once again host the 11th annual sponsored swim on Sunday 1st January at the Caribbean Bar in Carvajal with all monies being raised to go to the animals taken out of the pound and either prepared for adoption or found homes. The usual activities will take place with the bar open at noon, BBQ, raffle and auction. The draw for the cruise will take place at 16.30. Full information on page 34.


We have recently used Focus Solutions to upgrade our IPTV viewing and were very happy with both the product and the service. Most of your favourite UK channels are on 7-day catch-up as well and there is a huge selection of films and series available to watch during the long winter nights. Please call Damian for advice and information. His contact details can be found on page 30.


KEY MEDIA GROUP is pleased to announce some new innovations. The first of these is 3D Infographics. If you are refurbishing your home or building a new one, you will be able to see what it looks like beforehand! Key Media Group can offer you perfect 3D models designed either from architect’s plans or from scratch. We use state of the art Aerial Drone Photos & Video filming to show what your new or refurbished house may look like when finished, i.e. when adding a pool or an extension. All work is done in-house so if you would like some more information on this innovative technology, contact details can be found on page 22. Key Media Group have also recently extended their Video Business Card concept to invitations for special events such as Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries and other celebrations. We can tailor-make your invitations digitally and with music etc. You can then forward this digital invitation to all your guests either via Whatsapp or email and your guests can reply in the same way. This is another innovative idea by Key Media Group and is probably less expensive than conventional invitations and of course you do not need to go to the trouble of handwriting out all the envelopes and going to the post office to send them. Please see for more information. Last but by no means least, if you are still struggling for an innovative Christmas Gift or in fact a gift for any occasion, please see the back cover. Why not give the gift of a Video Business Card?


OFFEX is your one-stop post shop with a large range of services including 1st and 2nd class Royal Mail, a range of parcel delivery services, express courier etc. Offex is a safe and secure service for internet shopping and also a UK address for family and friends to use to send you cards and parcels. Offex also offers a UK Passport Renewal Service. Offex Mijas Costa mailpoints can be found at Cardland Calahonda and Parque Miramar, Café Boulevard La Cala, Occasions in Jardin Botanico and The Fun House in Calypso. We at Key to Mijas Costa use the services of Offex on a regular basis to make it easier for friends and family to send mail to us as well as online shopping and also the recorded delivery service with signature where you can track items being sent or received so you can trace that your important documents (such as your birth certificate) have been received and by whom. You will find full information on Offex on page 25 of this issue.


Pimlico Plumbers Marbella division has been established on the Costa del Sol for four years and covers all areas from Marbella to Buenavista. A 24-hour property maintenance service includes plumbing, bathrooms, electrics, carpentry, building and general household maintenance. A tradesman can be with you within the hour in an emergency, day or night, and all of our experienced tradesmen are fully qualified and complete work to current British Standards/Spanish regulations. Pimlico Marbella operates in exactly the same way as our London company with the same high standards, 100% transparent charges, and guaranteed work - all at a time which suits you. Tradesmen arrive punctually in a fully equipped, liveried vehicle and all carry company photo IDs. Marbella based office telephones are answered personally by our experienced and helpful (English and Spanish speaking) team. Please see for more information.


We are pleased to welcome Silvester & Sons back into the magazine. Silvester & Sons have been established for a number of years on the Costa del Sol and undertake all types of building work and reforms including electrical work, plumbing, air conditioning, shop fitting, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, tiling and coving. Please see advert on page 46 for more information.


SONRISA BRITISH DENTAL CLINIC in Calahonda was opened in June 2007 by Chris & Kathryn Weir who have unfortunately had to return to the UK in 2014 for family reasons. Since then Belinda Pamos and Raquel have been running the clinic and taking care of all patients existing and new. New treatments now introduced include Dental Implants, Fixed Dentures, Minimal Invasive Veneers and Crowns, Smile Design and Digital Impressions. Sonrisa British Dental Clinic is pleased to announce that they have now moved premises but only a few doors away on the same floor, now with a lovely sea view. Belinda is our personal dentist here at Key to Mijas Costa. She has a lovely, gentle manner and I would recommend her services to anyone, as I regularly do. We wish Belinda and Raquel every success in their new premises. Contact details can be found on page 12.


We have known Stuart for quite a while, and I believe like many on the Costa del Sol, his reputation has ostensibly been for entertaining the public via his very amusing hypnotic shows along the Coast. However Stuart has another string to his bow, his Life Coaching skills which can also utilise some of his hypnotherapy talents. Please read the thought-provoking “advertisement” on page 19. I am sure we have all come across people like this! Stuart has recently helped us to make some “tweaks” both in our business and personal lives and I am sure that if you are having any difficulty in your life, however small you think it may be, Stuart will be happy to offer you some interesting and helpful advice.