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General interest articles for the Axarquia area, from Bull Fighting to a Malaga C.F football match. All providing an insight as to what the Axarquia has to offer.

The Grapevine FC v Nerja Feliz FC

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After our record breaking win in our last game we were up for this match as we were playing the team who we didn't lose to last season having had a hard fought draw and a last match of the season victory. Could we follow our record win (albeit against 9 men, two of which were our 'loaned' players) with a second victory and make it two wins on the bounce?

The omens weren't great as we were without our midfield engine room of Euan and Football Phil (back in sunny Scotland and

Competa Kids Football play Sayalonga

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A freezing cold Wednesday evening saw the rescheduled games for the Alevin and Infantile teams against local rivals Sayalonga who couldn't play on Saturday as they had to paint their school that day. It all sounded like excuses to avoid playing our teams, but they arrived on time and looked eager to play.

First up were the Alevin side who were looking to improve following their shakey start to the season against Algarobbo. The game kicked off at 5-00pm and within 3 minutes of the start

A recent trip to Valencia

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A recent trip to Valencia

For those of you that read last months article 'A recent trip to Valencia' this is the second, nicer part of the journey. For those of you that missed reading about my train-related nightmare, you can find it at www.thegrapevine.es.

I have had a lot of feedback on the previous article; mostly from people saying how funny it was. It wasn't meant to be funny you cruel bunch of………!
Anyway, we where we? We (me, my wife, sister and

No More New-Year Resolutions

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No More New-Year Resolutions

Every year someone asks you. 'What's your New Year's Resolution?' Well, not to make any spur or the minute resolutions is a good one. Not to make the same damn resolution, which I am just about guaranteed to break is another. Never again am I going to promise anyone that I will give up chocolate. Or take up a sport. Or de-cobweb my bike and go out cycling. Resolutions are just too easy to break.

Why do we wait till New Year? There's nothing

The Alberdini Opens

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An interview with Inez who along with her husband Rob are re–opening the Alberdini in Competa on 20th December

Inez and her husband Rob moved from Belgium to Andalucia in December 2007. I first met up with Inez around 6 months ago when she started to advertise her Pilates classes in The Grapevine. I never imagined a few months later she would be re opening the Alberdini which has been closed for the last 6 years.

For those of you who don't know the Alberdini, it can be found on

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