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In a community of around 5000 people we are blessed with a wide range of businesses and services. This includes supermarkets, hairdressers, specialist gift and furniture shops a vast array of bars, a good range of restaurants, and great builders, electricians and other trades people.

When we first came to Competa I was amazed that we were able to go into Portichuello, buy our white goods which were delivered and installed on the same day. Equally great is the service at TJ Autos, where I have


Some of you reading this may not be familiar with 'Movember' and wonder why, during the month of November, men suddenly start to grow hairy top lips. (Apparently the rumours are not true that some women also do the same.)

Well, Movember was started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 with the aim of highlighting men's health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health. Along with the moustaches, this independent charity has grown and is now a global charity raising


We all know the natural pleasures that can be had in the campo around Competa; walking and hiking, mountain biking, horse riding to name but a few. But now there is another option on the borders of the parque natural. Curry!

Alright, I know it's not really an activity but it's certainly a very attractive pleasure that can now be enjoyed at Finca los Pinos. I'm sure curry lovers all have their favourite curry restaurant on and around the coast but now for residents around Competa there's


Christmas Tradition of Broom Hiding. It may sound made up but for many, many years people in Norway have hidden their brooms on Christmas Eve night. It is not certain when in history the tradition began but the belief is that in olden days people in Norway believed Christmas Eve was a time when evil spirits and witches came out to play and would steal brooms from people's houses to travel on.

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