DigameXtra No. 114 for January 7th 2016

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More dogs desperately needing homes

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Give a Dog a Home Rescue Malaga have been asked by a UK couple to try and re-home their six small dogs.  This is a critical situation, as they have to return to England due to chronic health problems and move into rented accommodation with their son where, unfortunately, they are not allowed to have pets.

They have been desperately trying to find homes but, as yet, have had little success, although it is possible we may have a home for one or, possibly, two.  Are there any Digamites out there who could offer any of these little chaps/chapesses a home?  We have many more photos and full information on each dog.

This is a family of dogs – a Mum (Yorkie cross aged 6 years), Dad (Chihuahua cross aged 4 years) and four offspring (3 girls and 1 boy aged 3 years).

If anyone can help, or knows of someone who may be able to help, please contact Sarah on 951 24 21 78 or emailtmsconsultants@hotmail.com




I’m looking for musicians to rehearse with, i live in the Torrox area, but willing to travel.

The music can be Jazz, soul, funk or improvised, as long as the people involved are enthusiastic. I seriously need to rehearse-


Call 645237625.



Processionary Caterpillars

In regards to Chris’s question regarding the dreaded Processionary Caterpillars, the answer is

Yes they do come out early when we have a mild winter like we are experiencing  this year.

It stands to reason if it is colder higher in the mountains then they will start marching later in the year.

We have had reports that they are already on the move in some areas – so if there are pine trees near where you walk your dogs you should take extra precautions –  like keeping them on a lead and carry a bottle of water to flush their mouths out in the event of an emergency.

Also, be vigilant to never let your dog pick up anything while it is on walkies as it could be poison and it is a good idea to keep your vet’s number in your mobile or handy at all times.  Cheers and Happy New Year.

Kurt and Laura

Seacrest Kennels, Nerja



Question :- Sand on the Beach at Torrox

Do any Digamites in Digameland know what is going with the sand piled up on the beach near Laguna Beach, Torrox Costa?
For several weeks I’ve watched lorry after lorry drop off sand, it appeared some sort of break water was being built out to sea, however a week ago this disappeared and now there is a long line of sand piled up with a drop between that and the beach.
Replies to Digame as others may be interested


Question – British Passport Renewals

This has been asked before and I wish I had taken notice BUT..renewal of a UK passport -has anyone found the most convenient, efficient and cheapest way of going about it?  I’d be grateful for pointers.  Thank you.
Answers to Digame (which may help others).



Question – English Car Insurance  

I am going back to England for a few weeks and can borrow a car whilst I am there, I have a full European licence (Spanish) but am a British national.

I have been told I can get short term insurance for myself, without being added to my friend’s car insurance. I’ve tried to get quotes on-line but at the last minute get a “we cannot give a quote at this time”
Does any one have a recommended insurer.
karen huffine at hot mail dot com, or write to DigameXtra, I’m sure I’m not the first to run into this.



Services Needed – water Dispenser in Fridge Repair

We are looking for someone to repair the water dispenser on our Samsung American style fridge/freezer. Any recommendations would be welcome.
Contact:  graham h godley at g mail dot com

or publish on the Digame website. Thank you.


Services Available –  ITV DUE?                                                         

You book the test, I’ll do the rest.                                                                                        Maybe you are new to Spain or just unsure of the procedure?                                    Perhaps you don’t have the time or can’t be bothered with the hassle.                           I can collect your car plus documents from your door, drive to the Algarrobo ITV centre and return the car after the test.                                                                               *Cost with an appointment: 50€ plus Test Fee                                                                        *Re-tests: 25€                                                                                                                   *Same day ITV test with no appointment: from 80 euro plus test fee. Before 11 am and subject to availability)                                                                                                           *Extra fee if vehicle over 20km from Nerja                                                                         Ring Adrian on: 674772589                                                                                             email: wurzelglover@hotmail.com                                                                                 References available


Services Available – Leqal Translations

If any of you need an official translation of a document or certificate just google ‘traduccion Jurado’ and the name of your nearest town and a list will come up. The British consulate in Malaga also has a list.

Do shop around. I had quotes from 30-70 euro to translate each of my degree certificates.


Services Needed-  Darning!

I need some darning/repair to my favourite wool jumper (not a sheep) and wondered if there was a darning digame person handy at that sort of thing.  Expecting to pay some remuneration of course.

I’m near Torrox, 678249387    chris@seebafilms.co.uk



Rental – Investment Opportunity

My husband and I have been looking for a second home/investment property in La Herradura for a few years. I finally found a charming villa for sale which is structurally sound but in need of some modernization.  This wonderful villa is on the Punta de la Mona overlooking the sea and is an easy walk to town.

Our goal is to use it 3 months a year ourselves – December through February and rent it out for residual income for 6 months during the summer season.

That would leave 3 months of use for our partner who can use it themselves or keep the full rental income from their 3 months.

The 6 month rental income would be shared. The long term appreciation would also be shared.

If this opportunity interests you, please contact us so we can meet in person to discuss this opportunity and to view the property of course.

Serious Inquiries only please.

The investment would require between $225,000 EU – $250,000.

michellerabin @ gmail.com



What’s on Sponsored Dog Walk for TAIL Sunday 10th January 2016

Come and join us with a dog from the refuge for a 5 k walk from Avenida del Faro to El Morche. Easy flat walk for all levels. Get your friends to sponsor you and get fit after festive season excesses. Meet at the refuge at 11.30 and collect the dog of your choice or meet at bottom of Avenida del Faro at 12.00hrs.


Susanasherbs  @  hotmail.com




What’s on-  . FREE Circuit Training Sessions – Competa –  

chilileisure fitness10th January!

Get fit for FREE in 2016!

We are resuming FREE Circuit Training in 10th January in Competa every Sunday at 10am. Circuit training is a great way to get fit in a fun, group environment. We have 8-10 fitness stations which you stay on for 1 minute at a time before moving on to the next with motivational music to help you exercise. A station may be a core, upper or lower body exercise that you take at your own pace.

Suitable for all fitness levels and adult ages. It will be an held on an outside gym terrace so dress appropriately and bring hydration/water and a towel.  Full instruction will be given by a qualified personal trainer. The session will last an hour and guaranteed to make you sweat! Why not start your new years resolution and get fit in 2016?

We end the session with a tea or coffee and cake. You are welcome to come along and take a look to see what its about and stay for tea and coffee.

Lots of parking outside.

Booking recommended as places are limited.

The classes will take place at Chili Leisure, Avenida Juan Pablo II, Competa – on the road towards the Campo de Futbol.




What’s on- or Not ?? Reading & Singing Groups in Nerja ?

Anyone out in the Nerja area interested in i
1 . A book club, preferably male and female, not a gossip club but one which really explores good and interesting reading and the discussions afterwards albeit with a glass of something to help along the way. Maybe there us already one out there if so perhaps you could let me know.
I know there is a lovely choir up in Vinuela but i cannot get there in the evening. Is anyone interested in exploring forming a new choir in the Nerja area. I sing because i love it not because i am a wonderful singer. We could meet and discuss options.
Anyhow please let me know
Gwen Royle gwenroyle at g mail .com   Tel +44 7890398062



What’s on Games Afternoon….2016 Start  


We are starting the New Year with a meet up this Friday 8th January at the Asia Fu Restaurant in Algarrobo

Meeting at around 12.30pm….

We’ve had a great response so far….and hopefully…this year…we’ll get to meet more of you..

Playing Scrabble, Crib, Rummykub and loads more….Do come along and join us…we would love to meet you all …Ladies and Gents…
Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us…The Asia Fu does a great menu del dia for 6.50 euro…
You don’t have to commit to come every week…just a casual get together of like minded friends…and if you have a game to bring
even better smiley
For more details…. madpip@hotmail.co.uk



For sale Hand woven Cotton chair pads

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6 Ikea cotton bedside mats €5 each
J.kingsleymonks  @  btinternet.com




WantedOld Christmas Cards

Don’t forget to donate your old Christmas Cards to Cudeca where

a team of volunteers will turn them into cards for sale next year

in our shops.

We also have gorgeous Calendars for sale for this year at the

reasonable price of 3 euros.  All the money raised goes to Cudeca

and is wisely spent in the hospice and for home care units.

Please “Help put life into days” for very ill people.

The Nerja shop is open six days a week from 10 am until 1.30 pm

and is situated on Calle Almirante Carranza.

Many thanks and Happy New Year.

Mary Lynch, Cudeca volunteer.



For sale  Small under counter fridge

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Good working order been used in a garage for drinks fitted with a UK plug no freezer just a fridge small bit of rust on bottom of door but still works fine be great for out side
Can deliver it if not to far
Alex 636121289



For sale- Teapots!   


Look what the TAIL charity shop has for sale ….
Quirky collectable teapots
Only €10 .00 each
TAIL shop in el Faro ,Torrox Costa, opposite Russels supermarket
Open 10 -2 Mon-Sat



For sale – Vintage Suitcase

Vintage suitcase, an interior designers dream.
Offers around €40.00
Located at the TAIL charity shop, opposite Mercadona on the slip road.

Torrox Costa
Open 10-2 Mon to Sat



Wanted Danish Oil & Filofax

Does any one know where to buy Danish oil for wood finishing. I couldn’t even find it in Malaga. I know that Argos stocks it, does anyone do Argos orders in Andalucia? I am in Torrox, but willing to drive.

On another subject, i’m looking for a refillable diary, the filofax kind (though not filofax prices) Eroski has the refills, but not the diaries, .

Answers to karen huffine at hot mail dot com, or DigameXtra, thanks.  Mike
For Sale – Wine Cooler
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12 Bottle Wine Cooler
Glass Door
Dimensions (WxHxD)  35.5 x 48 x 50.3cm
6 Months old
Good Condition – Fully Working
85 euros
Contact Christine by email :-


For Sale Hewlett Packard Ink Cartridges

We have just replaced our printer…new one has different cartridges)

2x     350 black

1X     351 colour

10 euros  for all three.




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