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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.

Competa Archez FC v The Victoria FC

 After our 9-1 beating last time out at the San Roque stadium in Torrox, we were back at Nerja playing our fourth match in the FA (Foreigners Abroad) League. We were playing The Victoria FC from Nerja who had been responsible for our 10-1 drubbing in the first match we’d played.

It was an earlier kick off than normal as The Victoria boys had to get finished in time to open up their bar in Nerja. Priorities, you see! The kick-off was 10am and after getting my head down at 2.30am it was a tough call! It was also a little early for our keeper, Curro, who had to be woken up by Tom and Valdo apparently by jumping on him! Is it like this in the Premiership?


The Pearl of the Axarquia

According to its townhall, Canillas de Albaida is The Pearl of the Axarquia. Rose Jones gives us a guided tour. Canillas de Albaida is 5 minutes drive from Cómpeta and about 2 minutes from Archez.

When we lived in the former and had friends in the latter it was a good place for a breather when rambling back from late-night drinking session. It would have been very romantic if there weren’t still drivers with cars shaking to DUB-DUBBA-DUBBA, weaving drunkenly along the same route. But eventually we came to Canillas for itself.  

Censoring Cartoon Sex


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Censoring Cartoon Sex

Big Mouth is getting all hot under the collar over censorship and the Spanish monarchy. While Grapevine is not responsible for the opinions or comments in these articles, we note that Big Mouth is not censored (even if we sometimes wish he’d just shut up).

Oh, charming that is. Now, you must know that, as Lord of the Universe, I know everything there is to know about the way things should be run. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Just

Free Radicals


Hello again. Well the Christmas festivities are over and we are now into a new year. I am sure most of us will have eaten and drunk to excess and made the usual New Year resolutions to change our diets, drink less etc, only to have fallen by the wayside before the end of January……

But what are we truly doing to our bodies? We read daily in the media of the damage caused by overeating, especially the foods that are really bad for us, as well as the effect over- dinking is having on

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