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BareFoot Books

Celebrating Art and Story  

If you love children's books and are looking for a part-time job that's a just little bit different, then becoming a Barefoot Stallholder may be just what you are looking for!

Founded in 1993 by two working mothers, Barefoot Books is an independent business based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the US and Bath in England. The company enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its products, and for the importance it places on creativity

Highlife Magazine


The website for the Grapevine Magazine is one of the fastest growing websites in Andalucia. Each month the magazine is uploaded onto the website in a flipping book format to view as if reading the magazine in its paper format. Also every month at least 15 new articles are uploaded onto the website into the various relevant sections. Due to these monthly additions there are now over 900 pages indexed by Google and the site has consistently received well over 120,000

Pilates and Yoga

Since a very young age Inez, born in Belgium, was in love with Andalucía. December 2007 a dream came true when she decided to move to Cómpeta.

Inez cannot imagine her life without moving her body. After a training to become a professional dancer and dancing in different companies; the choice to teach was easy, because she wanted to make other people enthusiastic about how different it feels to have a well- functioning body.
Years and years of training made her the dedicated teacher

Tin Tin

ImageThe summer has arrived and so my shoes have now been swapped for sandles and almost within a few days of the warmer weather, walking round the house in bare feet and going in and out of the pool, I have noticed my feet look cracked and dry. Usually I try and ignore my feet. If I am lucky enough to get the time in the shower I make a small effort to remove the dry skin with a pumice stone. I don’t know if Trina from Tin Tin in Competa noticed the state of my feet or was simply selling  me the Salon services,  either way she suggested a manicure and pedicure would be a nice thing for me to have done while I was in the salon having my usual haircut. I agreed and booked an appointment. Although, I have my hair cut and highlighted at the salon which I am always pleased with, it has never occurred to me to have any else done. Tin Tin is both a hair and beauty Salon with Trina doing most of the cuts and colours and Cassie performing most of the beauty treatments from waxing, eye lash tints, manicures, pedicures and massages. Sylvia also comes in a couple times a week to perform the Bowen Technique.

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