Key News #115 - 17th October to 16th December 2017


With Brexit getting ever closer, it is advisable to learn the lingo! So, if you are an expat and want to integrate in Spanish life and truly enjoy all its wonderful cutlture, what is better than learning from a bilingual, qualified, British teacher? See page 23 for contact details.


ADVANCED CLEANING SERVICES specialises in professional fabric care. Over 30 years’ experience in total, with 15 years here in Spain. Wet or dry clean, carpets, rugs and all types of upholstery including leather. See ad on page 41 for more information.


One of the main reasons why people buy and sell with us is because we are friendly and trustworthy professionals with a wealth of experience. Established for over 30 years, helping clients to buy and sell local properties, we pride ourselves on giving a great service. Offering free valuations to sellers and guiding them smoothly through the selling process. With all buyers we want them to know that we listen and endeavour to find them the perfect home or investment. We offer good mortgage facilities and an independent lawyer able to speak their native language. We always have a selection of newly listed properties, and if we don’t have one suited to you, we can find it. We have a network of over 160 agents along the coast. IN A NUTSHELL - We make buying a property easy, enjoyable and stress free. For more information see the advert on page 35.


We are really pleased to welcome Tecnophonia to the magazine as we have used their services for a considerable time. Most of us now use new, expensive telephony so it’s great to know that should something go wrong, Sergio can repair ALL the latest devices including of course Apple and Samsung phones and tablets etc. Sergio is very knowledgeable and experienced and all his work is guaranteed. Technophonia also buys and sells new and second hand phones and tablets as well as offering top-ups, pre-paid SIM cards and contracts. It is well worth the trip to his shop as his advice is always sound and honest and not expensive as well as the work being guaranteed and is a much better option than sending your phone back to the service provider. Technophonia offers a service way above that which unfortunately we have had to come to accept here. You will also find a large selection of cases, accessories, screen protectors etc in the shop. Please see page 30 for more information.


ECOLIFE HERBOLARIO is now well established in Calypso, Calahonda. Everything you need for a healthier life. See page 12 for more information.


Would you like to eat healthy but don’t know where to start? Why not join Jon and Stefania for their batch cooking workshop which will give you a little theory and then teach you to cook healthy food so you can fill your fridge for a week and include some recipes for healthy desserts so you can kick start your new, healthy living regime. More information and contact details on page 15.


OFFEX POST SHOP is your one stop for all your postal services from Royal Mail postal service to worldwide UPS parcel delivery. Offex Post Shop offers 1st and 2nd Class Royal Mail, Parcel Post, a range of Parcel Delivery Services, Express Courier, Safe & Secure Services for Internet Shopping and a UK address for family and friends to use to send you cards and parcels. Mijas Costa mail points include Café Boulevard in La Cala, The Fun House Calypso, Calahonda and Cardland in Calahonda in Parque Miramar (next to Overseas). We have been using the service of Offex Post Shop for several years and would highly recommend their services. Please see page 24 for more information.


RDMCS is a family run business. We are specialist manufacturers of Glass curtains, stainless steel, windows & Doors and Pool Surrounds. We have our own Glass toughening plant which means that the complete glass curtain system, including the glass, is manufactured under one roof. We also manufacture UPVC and Aluminium windows and doors. The Glass Curtain system that we manufacture is a German system called Sunflex, it is typical of German design, much time and thought has gone into the system making it one of, if not the best, system available on the market today. The system is completely different to other systems that are of similar money, it is top hung which means that the weight of the glass is distributed evenly and not all sitting on the bottom rubbing metal against metal, this system runs on stainless steel wheels and stainless steel thrust needle bearings, each panel of glass has four holes drilled into it so that the profile can be bolted to the glass as well as glued, this is the only system to do this, all other systems are merely glued to the profile. Other companies will claim that a bottom hung system is better however as glass manufacturers who make our own glass and understand the weight that is involved per square meter for 10mm glass, we know that the best way for a system to function correctly is to hang the glass so as not to impose such weight and strain onto the system below causing scraping and juddering over a period of time and regular use. Our system has undergone many tests including an opening and closing test of over 10,000 cycles and also a wind test of up to 2000 Pascal’s, all the test documentation can be viewed at our offices. For any info please email us on or check out our website on or see our facebook-Instagram page for regularly updated installations, call us on 952 477 963/677 712 742 or see the advert on pages 38-39.


SENIOR WORLD is located in Los Boliches on the corner of C/Gibraltar and stocks a wide range of mobility scooters, wheelchairs, nursing beds, daily living aids, riser recliner chairs etc for sale or rent. Why not visit their large showroom or contact them for more information. You will find the main advert on page 13.


Samantha Bayley is a traditional painter. She professionally spray paints or hand paints new kitchens, breathing new, colourful life into tired, worn out kitchens and repaints previously painted bespoke kitchens and furniture. Why replace your kitchen if it still functions well and is in good condition? Almost any kitchen can be painted, even the darkest, most unloved woods, MDF and laminates. She can revamp and remodel your kitchen in as little as 5 days with minimal disruption and for a fraction of the cost of a new one. Your kitchen remains useable throughout the transformation process. Her focus is on providing you with a beautifully painted kitchen that is lighter and brighter and so uniquely yours. Her sole aim is ‘excellence’ using the best tools, decorative paint techniques and top quality materials to ensure that you have a showroom standard finish that is stunning, durable and long lasting. She uses the very best waterborne paints which have an A+ rating, are low in VOC’s and odourless which are also child and pet friendly. Create your own story with The Painted Kitchen. Everything is painted, even the bits you don’t know you have as attention to detail is essential. Nicks and knocks are repaired and gaps are filled giving you a seamless flow from cabinet to cabinet, cabinet to wall, cornice or light pelmet. Samantha brings knowledge, experience and fresh ideas to your painting project and never tires of seeing the transformation of your refurbished kitchen or furniture into something you’re proud of in your home. If you want to sell your property and it needs a fresher look then painting the kitchen is an affordable way of updating compared to a refit. A low key service with a high impact! Just bought your new home but don’t like the kitchen? Then have it painted and put your own individual stamp on it with an almost infinite choice of colours. If you want to go further with an upgrade with replacement handles and worktops or make cupboard modifications she knows a man who can! The Painted Kitchen does bedrooms too, together with utility rooms, studies and free standing furniture with the same time and care taken in the preparation through to the final finish. Interested? She’d love to work with you. For contact details, see main ad on page 40.


ULTIMATE ESTATES are situated in the very popular village of La Cala. Our Real Estate has been established for many years, we are a friendly, professional team speaking French, German, Dutch, Spanish, English, and are here to help in any way we can. We specialise in Sales and Rentals both long and short term. We take special pride in not only finding the right property for our clients but holding their hands through the whole process from the very first tour all the way to completion and more. We specialise in helping you find your dream home. We can assist you in obtaining NIE numbers, opening Bank accounts and international money transactions. For our vendors, we ensure all their paperwork is in order to sell their property, arrange energy certificates if required, doing our utmost to advertise and promote your property. So if you are thinking of selling or renting your property, please contact us. We have a portfolio of excellent front line beach apartments for rent, long and short term with garages & internet together with a stunning front line beach villa for holiday rental. If any of our team can help you in anyway do not hesitate to call us on 952 587 716 or if you fancy a really nice vacation, take a look at our website and see if anything suits your requirements. However if you decide to put more permanent roots down, contact us by Email on or give us a call: our team would love to speak to you in person and help you with a selection of properties that may suit you and who knows - even book a viewing. You will find more information on page 35.


VITAL & TES recently opened in La Cala near the Torreon. Vital Y Tes is an official distributor of Cannabis Oils which have of course been in the news for some time now and are gaining recognition for the relief of pain and effects of serious illness. Vincente has a wide knowledge on the subject and speaks very good English, so can answer any of your questions on this subject. As well as the oils, you will find Cannabis creams and Hemp oils, E liquids, Herbal Cannabis Teas (no THC) as well as being able to enjoy Cannabis infused massage therapy at Vital y Tes. For more information, see page 17.