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Walking festival/Senderismo Cómpeta. 4 days of walking/ 4 días de senderismo: 3/4/5/6 October 2013 in
Cómpeta, 40 miles east of Málaga is a walkers paradise! Come and enjoy.

Each day you will have the choice between an easy walk of 2,5 – 4 hours or a moderate walk of 4,5 – 7 hours, guided or self-guided.
The walks on day 1, 3 and 4 start and end at Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta, the walk on day 2 starts and ends at the tourist office/oficina de turismo in Cómpeta.

The guided walks start at 10 a.m. You may start your self-guided walks each of these days between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and you will receive an extensive walking description and map at the starting point.

Total costs of participation in this programme for 4 days (guided or self-guided) is: € 10,- p.p. (excl. bus transfer from the coast on day 2, ± € 3,00).


I find the world of medical herbs fascinating. We had such a cornucopia of medicines all around us for thousands of years – Mother Nature's touch of magic to help keep us healthy and happy. Then, because of our own stupidity, we lost many of them.

We lost the plants and we lost the knowledge of our ancestors. Many are regaining interest in these natural curers; some still look upon it as superstitious nonsense but even our 'superior' modern research cannot deny the evidence. Many common


As part of its Cultural week, the Ayuntamiento of Canillas de Albaida proudly presents a Night of Multi-cultural Music and Dance to be held in the Plaza (main square), Canillas de Albaida on Sunday 6th October. Admission to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate to local charities.

The event will be hosted by Inez Leniere and Roger Sparks in Spanish and English and they will open the concert at 6.45pm, an early start but there is lot to fit in.
The first artists to perform will be the Grupo de Zambombas, this is a group of local ladies singing their traditional songs and playing their very distinctive percussive instruments. Local band MPG, (Martin Cart, Phil Simmonds and Geoff Murrell) will then play a mix of American and British songs followed by Drums of Africa, a great hit at the last concert 2 years ago.

Fantastic Belgian Flamenco guitarist, Pedro Sauviller, who learned his trade amongst the gypsies of Seville, will be performing next followed by another local duo, Acoustic Roots, Roger Sparks and Mitch France, Pedro may well help out on a couple of songs of theirs as well.


I have always thought it would be great to be able to generate our own electricity using solar or wind power and not have to rely on the utility companies, but, for a long time such systems have
seemed unreliable, complicated and very expensive.

However, solar hot water has become easy and effective, and my research told me that Solar electric (photovoltaic – PV) has made similar strides. Time to look again, I thought, I would tryto assemble a good basic system that would allow us some scope

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