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In our Miscellanous information forum we organize all the miscellaneous questions and experiences sent to and posted on Marbella Family Fun related to life on the Costa del Sol. Click on a topic that interests you to read more.

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Marbella picture frames Where can I find a shop that makes picture frames in Marbella?

Christmas toy stock For sale. Excess stock. Large quantity of children's toys, perfect for Christmas.

Rent a moving van with driver Anybody know a man with a van available? I need to move a few things from Nueva andalucia to San Pedro.

House maintenance I am a new home owner in Alvarito playa in Costabella. Can you recommend a good, consciencious and not too expensive house maintenance and renovation company.

Office available for rent at the Virtus Business Centre Serviced offices provide an instant flexible and easy to use office space solution in a prestigious Costa Del Sol location.

Sewing classes at the fashion workshop No matter whether you are a complete novice or a habitual stitcher, come along to our classes and learn some new skills!

Marbella review Are Brits put off by the Costa Spanish holidays?

Puppy needs home An adorable seven day old puppy has been found in Estepona.

Tarot and spirit guide readings International Tarot Card Reader. Available for private sittings, groups, charity events and parties.

Exploring Andalucia make everyday a brand new experience Andalucia is sometimes spelled as Andalusia. It is a Spanish autonomous community that is mostly populated with its eight provinces...

Renewing Spanish driving licences in San Pedro How to renew your Spanish driver's licence in San Pedro.

Internet provision I am looking for a reasonable cost provider to give me some quotes for good wireless internet access in an apartment in La Quinta.

Spanish water dog Though it pains me (and the kids even more) to be writing this, we have come to a stage where we can't manage to keep our dog and we're looking for a new home for her.

Need a good vet Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced vet in the nueva Andalucia / marbella area?

Marbella kitchen cabinet manufacturers Could anyone tell me they know any suppliers of kitchen cabinets. I am reforming a home and need a complete set of cabinets.

Internet provision I am looking for a reasonable cost provider to give me some quotes for good wireless internet access in an apartment in La Quinta.

Cocker spaniel needs homeI'm looking for a home for my dog. He is a Cocker Spaniel black and white.

Great pet care We are a busy family with two lively dogs who needed more exercise and attention than we could give.

Working with a reputable company We recently wanted to restyle our garden/pool area in Marbella and whilst the landscaping was all in place we were trying to find a reputable company who could help us to style and supply the outdoor features...

Dog registration in Spain I have 2 small adopted Bjon type dogs which are chipped, have passports and are fully vaccinated. I am now told that we are supposed to register them...

Collegium Musicum and Camerata Singers "It doesn't get any better than this". This was a comment made by the Brits sitting next to us...

Garden professionals Garden and pool maintenance on the Costa del Sol, covering from Fuengirola to Cancelada in Estepona.

Car maintenance classes in Marbella I would like to take a basic car maintenance class to teach me how to care for the car. Does anyone know of anything like this in the Marbella area?

Dog kennels Hi does anybody know of a really good dog minder near estepona / san pedro who keeps the dogs in their homes rather than kennels?

Support group for Aspergers children / teenagers Does anyone know of any support groups in the area for children with Aspergers?

Dog licence in Spain Has anyone else experienced the nightmare that is getting a dog licence that is required for 'dangerous' dogs?

Mobile car valet Does anyone know of a car valet service that will come to my house (Guadalmina)?

Salsa dancing in Marbella area I am looking for a good salsa club in Banus or Marbella with either lessons or social dancing, I did salsa in England and I am really missing it so advice would be really appriaciated.

DVD rental in Marbella area Is there someplace to rent original version English movie DVD's? Preferably somewhere with the most recently released DVD's.

Dog walking on the beach Can any one tell me if there is a LEGAL place I can walk my dogs on the beach any where on the Costa del Sol?

What to do on a Sunday We will be visiting next week for the first time and we will only be there Sunday and Monday. I forgot most places close on Sunday. Any suggestions?

Places to park rental car in Puerto Banus We will be hiring a car in Puerto Banus for a week while we're there on holiday. However, we're not sure where we could park it overnight. Are there are any parking facilities?

Moving to the Costa del Sol We are looking into a permanent move to the Costa Del Sol, probably the Estepona/San Pedro area. <

Swedish-Portuguese marriage in Spain Does anyone know how to go about finding someone who can perform a civil marriage cermony for a Swedish-Portugese couple in Marbella?

Kids on the Costa Magazine Celebrates it's 10th Anniversary! Here at "Kids on the Costa" we're back at work after our long Winter break and looking forward to bringing you the Spring edition that covers all of March and April.

Mac Mondays Apple training Join Justin from Marbella Mac Solutions on Mondays at Terra Sana restaurant in Nueva Andalucia for Mac Mondays Apple training for your iPhone, iPad and MacBook computers.

Handy Hands Spain all-in-one for you Are you too busy? Dont have time for grocery shopping? Need to find a dry cleaner ASAP nearby but dont have the time?

Plant your own eco garden If you ever thought of growing your own herbs and vegetables, but lacked the time or space.

Looking for a villa in or around Arroyo de la Miel Looking for a Villa in or around Arroyo De La Miel for sale.

Marbella's oldest woman plants tree for environmental charity Arboretum Marbella The end of the International Year of the Forest was marked at Arboretum in Marbella on 29th December 2011 with a tree planting by the area's oldest woman, Antonia Aranda Fernandez.

Meet people in Marbella I'm Michelle, I'm from the Netherlands, 18 years old and I live in Marbella now for a couple of months.

Looking for Catholic church What is the closest Catholic Church to the Marriott Marbella Beach Resort?

It's a Dog's Life in Andalucia book It's a Dog's Life in Andalucia. This book is on sale at Bookworld Espana - Puerto Banus.

Looking for assistant/secretary in Marbella Looking for an assistant/secretary for doing research in Marbella before my move there.

Dog groomer in Marbella Can you recommend a good dog groomer in Marbella or the surrounding area?

Cat rescue A friend has befriended a lovely cat who loves attention and has been doctored. Her other cat won´t let the new one settle so we are hoping to find a new home.

Moving to Marbella Spain Several years back, our family decided to move to Marbella after a long stint in Russia. So, why Marbella?

Maid recruiting My name is Maria Gonzalez and I am the director of Maria´s House Domestic Service.

Koi fish Marbella I would like to know if there are any pet stores in Marbella that sells Japanese Koi.

Second hand kids clothes Hi, anyone knows a place to buy good quality second hand kids clothes between Estepona and Fuengirola for boys and girls aged 9-15 apart from the local car boot sales?

Miarutti - Keep an eye on your children Miarutti is a new system to watch what your children are doing when you are not at home.

Boogie nights disco at Smile Bar Fuengirola Every Friday lovers of 70s and 80s disco music can come for FREE to Smile Bar on the Paseo Maritimo, Fuengirola and transport themselves back to the fun days of Disco.

Finding a home for an abandoned puppy in Marbella It is been a week since I found in the area of Puerto Banus a sad, hungry and very submisive puppy.

Kit car manufacturers in Spain Are there any kit car manufacturers in Spain/Andalucia?

Need housekeeper in San Pedro I am looking to hire a housekeeper to work part time Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm to clean our house in San Pedro de Alcantara.

Cinesur Miramar Fuengirola cinema The Cinesur Miramar Fuengirola cinema is located in the Parque Miramar shopping center right off the A-7 highway in Fuengirola.

Reformas Decora bespoke interior exterior architectural features Transform your child's bedroom into a magical world with Reformas Decora's specialist hand painted murals.

Looking for laborers to move furniture I am looking to hire 2 laborers for a few hours to help move some furniture and boxes.

Looking for specialist on installing irrigation systems I'm looking for a reference for a good irrigation specialist, landscaper or gardener with experience in setting up irrigation systems.

Bernardeen auto repair Brenardeen Auto Repair Shop: Does anyone have any experience with this auto repair house in Estepona? I'm considering using their services and would appreciate any advice.

Police station opening hours I need to sign and collect a burglary report from the national police office in Marbella and was wondering if you know their opening hours. <

Bike repair in Marbella We have a fold up bike with a flat tyre (punctured?) and wonder if there is anywhere local to Puerto Banus that does repairs?

Harry Potter 7 in Marbella The last Harry potter movie is out in English/Irish on friday. Anywhere here that we can see it in English?

Optica2000 optician in Marbella I have ordered frames in the shop in Orange Square but can only find information for the one in El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus.

San Pedro de Alcantara church mass schedule Can you tell me what times are masses on Saturday evening in the main catholic church in San Pedro...many thanks in anticipation.

Mass in English Can you tell me if there are any English masses in the catholic church in San Pedro?

Documentary of summer in Marbella I am an actress and live in marbella and I have been asked to do a documentary on life (specifically summer) in Marbella.

House swap in Switzerland for Marbella I am looking to house swap our chalet for a nice home in Marbella this summer.

Puppy needs home Please home me, i'm so well behaved, incredibly cute and really want a family :)

Where can I find a fun scientist? I work at an International school and have lived in Marbella since August! I need to run a science fair at school and need an interesting scientist to come and work/demonstrate something exciting for our young children.

TV series looking for parties Firecracker Films, the makers of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings want to follow you in the run up to the big day and join in the celebrations for a new series for Watch (UKTV).

Under 50% of parents take their children for eye tests In a survey conducted by Specsavers Opticas in Fuengirola to establish whether parents were taking their children to have their eyes tested, opticians were alarmed at the low incidence of those that were.

Emotional Freedom Techniques I am looking for 5 clients to work with FREE OF CHARGE who would like to be free from any of the following: Fears, Phobias, Anxiety, Anger, Guilt, Limiting Beliefs, Traumatic Memories, Self Esteem, Weight Loss, Pain.

Why move to Spain? Our family is thinking about moving to Marbella Spain. Are you happy there? What's your take on why so many Europeans move there.

Magnificent parents workshop using NLP techniques How would you like to be the parent that you always dreamed of?

Looking for actors/actresses I am looking for budding actors or actresses who have a passion for theatre, who love to act, sing and dance and would relish the oppurtunity to be involved.

Save up to 90% on shopping, attractions and more in Gibraltar Do you Work, Travel to, Visit, or Reside in Gibraltar, If so you need to check out a new site which is due to launch in April.

Something to do in the evening Is there any schools in Marbella, San Pedro, Puerto Banus areas that offer evening classes in English e.g - Spanish classes, Cookery classes, pottery, Computing?

Pet rabbits Does anyone know where we can get a pet rabbit from in the marbella area?

New car sales rooms in Marbella We are looking for car dealships in the Marbella areas for Fiat and Citroen.

bus and taxi information Me and my family (5 in total) will be traveling from San Pedro to Ojen and back. Is there a bus service or will we need to book a taxi and if so how much (est) will it be?

Black Box Theater directions I shall be going to a presentation in 2 weeks and would like to know which is the best way to the theatre please?

The King´s Speech Where can we see The King's Speech in English?

Gunnel´s Zuecos Gunnel's Zuecos specialises in high quality original Swedish clogs for all occasions – the ideal choice for active and professional people.

Second hand spa furniture i need furniture of spa like beds and tech floor and tables and sound system...

Head lice cure Just cured head lice naturally with tea tree oil.

Kids on the Costa magazine seeks new publishers First published in 2002, Kids on the Costa is the only magazine on the Costa del Sol for parents and children and is distributed all along the coast (as well as Gibraltar and inland) 5 times a year.

Charity shop for clothes donations Do any of your readers know of a charity shop on the coast to donate unwanted clothes items?

Tortoise care on the Costa del Sol I am looking for a reputable place to leave 2 land tortoises for a 8-10 day stay whilst I am abroad.

Making friends in Marbella We have just moved to Spain from France and I am really unsure if we have made the right decision.

Looking for a job in Marbella/Malaga I am professional 29 years old catering assistant manager. I have been living and working in the United Kingdom for the past 6 years.

Cineclub in Marbella I'd like to know if the cineclub in Marbella is still running? If so, where can I find out the details of screenings?

Fish price labels in the supermarkets This past weekend I went shopping for fish. Lately, I´ve been on another one of my health kicks and have decided to try and eat more bio- and eco-friendly products.

Nanny for summer 2011 My name is Phoebe, and I am 17 years old - I go to a girls public school in England but go back to marbella for holidays, this summer I would like to get a job nannying or helping families...

Glass jars in Marbella Do you know where I can buy empty 1 quart glass jars in Marbella or surrounding area!!!

An amazing trip to Marbella This was a discovery to see a culture so different from mine!

Quiz Night in Marbella Join the fun at Quiz Night held twice a week at Hogan Stand Irish Pub in San Pedro de Alcantara, just a few minutes from Puerto Banus.

Another beautiful morning in San Pedro We had another beautiful morning today in San Pedro de Alcantara.

Good Morning Marbella It´s a beautiful November morning and after five years of living in Marbella I am still amazed at how fabulous the weather is.

Looking for a tutor Looking urgently for a tutor to help and support my clients sons to prepare their exams.

Marbella and San Pedro street closures The Marbella Town Hall and Traffic Delegation have made several announcements on their website regarding detours and road closures for several streets in Marbella and San Pedro.

Business community rallies for ADANA ADANA is a small charity which has been rescuing, re-homing and caring for abandoned dogs in the Estepona area since 1989.

San Pedro fair bus schedule Marbella Town hall has organized special bus services to the San Pedro de Alcántara Fair 2010.

Expat meetings/club for retired persons We were wondering if you know of any ex pat groups/ Retired persons groups where she could meet and have a coffee...

Electrical epilation beauty therapist Where can I go for electrical epilation of the eybrows?

Obama family visit to Marbella Driving through San Pedro de Alcantara today I came across this huge billboard...

Cats in Marbella need home I met up with a friend today who is leaving for the UK and is unable to take her two gorgeous cats with her.

Second Hand/Used Goods/Thrift store in Old Town Marbella Last year while visiting Marbella, I stumbled upon a second-hand/used goods store in Old Town where I was able to buy used copies of English books.

bayonet light bulbs Does anyone know of somewhere in the area that sells them?

Looking for a job in Marbella I am a teacher of English and French, but now I do not have a job and I really need one.

Outdoor furniture Marbella Best place for outdoor furniture in Marbella like on bikini beach?

Second hand books in Marbella Do you know where I could get second hand books in Marbella or in nearby towns?

The Box for Haiti Beautiful story!!!

The Foundation of Friends The purpose of the Foundation is to extend a friendly helping hand to children in need.

One for the Moms Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks.

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