Spanish Lifestyles

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 Darts League 2009/10

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After my retirement from The Grapevine FC, both as player/manager and overweight central defender I needed to turn my attentions to another sporting activity more akin to my fitness and age levels.

One Saturday as I was participating in an afternoon of armchair sports, the next sport on was World Darts from Lakeside in Frimley Green, Surrey. Then it hit me. I jumped up from the sofa - OK, slowly pulled myself up from the slumped position - spilling the packet of crisps on

Pride comes before a fall


I can still remember it now; I was 15 and at Butlins holiday camp in Minehead. I was wearing my Levi corduroy trouser (black, oh yes) and a splash of Old Spice. As it was the last night of our holiday my step-brother and I had not spent our lunch money for the last few days to save up for a few beers. Come on, I know I was only 15, but lankiness and almost convincing bum-fluff moustache enabled me to have a 75% chance of being served in a bar. We were in the disco. For any younger readers, a

Seeing Things



The article last month got you all talking below are some of the responses we received

Re the article by Rose Jones in your June edition, I have seen Africa countless times in the years I have lived here, but I believe we are seeing the Rif and not the Atlas mountains. I cannot prove it with any mathematical calculation but I know what we have seen many, many times. We are about 5kms inland from El Morche, possibly about 500m high, but have seen them from our friends' house which is

Race 4 Life July 19th


A lot of heart and a little sole is all that's needed to take part in this year's major charity event. Tiptop treats are in store for all the family at Race4Life on Sunday July 19th. With just a few weeks to go until the big day the organisation is almost complete. All you need to do is get your walking shoes, put a few euros in your pocket and come and join us for what will be a fabulous day out in Cómpeta.

The event has been created and co-organised by Debi Bond of

Bodegas Bentomiz



15 years ago Clara Verheij and André Both moved from Holland to Sayalonga in the Axarquía region of Spain. Prior to their move they had spent their previous 3 years of holidays exploring different areas of Spain finally settling on a finca, badly in need of restoration in the hills of Sayalonga.  Clara was a qualified Anthropologist and André worked as a building engineer.  Clara knew that to find work she had to study Spanish to a high level in order to

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