DigameXtra No. 115 for January 8th 2016

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Little Podenco Needs a Home

podencoAnother homeless pup desperately needing a home.  This is Minnie, she turned up at our house in the campo near Archez about 8 weeks ago, painfully thin and barely able to walk. We have been feeding and taking care of her since then, but as much as we’ve grown to love her, we cannot keep her. She is approx 6 months old, incredibly friendly and loving, playful, loves other dogs and great with our 18 month old son. She has been checked over by a vet, flee’d and wormed, has started her vaccinations and help will be available for neutering. She won’t need much exercise and just wants a lap to curl up on! If anyone can offer her a permanent or even a foster home, please telephone or whatsapp Nicola on 657 149 284 or emailphillymc@fastmail.fm



Gluten Free Information Needed

Can anyone out there in Digameland tell me where I can get Gluten-free brown bread flour and caster sugar?  also if there is anywhere that sells a range of Gluten free products, please reply to Digame as I feel that there are a lot suffering with this problem…. thank you.




Question :- Trying to source Pectin for Marmalade making

Anyone in ‘digameland’ know where I might find pectin for making orange marmalade?

Please contact Ellen if you can help! Thanks so much.

ellen.amos  @  hotmail.com



Passport Renewals


In answer to the request about renewal, several years back I simply stated on the application that I was still in UK (it’s only for posting the new passport anyway) and after filling in the online forms, sent them to my daughters address, who forwarded them to the passport office, the new one went to my daughter who forwarded it onto me.  Cost I believe at the time about £75.

Cheers Tony


You can apply for it online https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

Just go through the process, it’s easy.

When posting your old passport make sure it goes by a courier or other safe way via Correos  with a recorded delivery option.

It goes to Belfast and if your old passport still has up to six months to run it is added onto your new passport.

Make sure you get a picture taken correctly sized as the passport office is very strict. I got mine done at Torre Del Mar next to the main police station.

When getting a picture taken tell the assistant you want it for a U.K. passport, she is very accommodating.




English Car Insurance 2 – Response :-

I had a similar problem a couple of years ago. A dear friend was terminally ill and we flew back for 4 weeks. I’d intended to hire a car but he told me to use his. His wife didn’t drive and it would be helpful for me to run her around. No insurance company would let me have insurance on a vehicle I didn’t own. I tried with direct contact and through brokers. The only way was to be added to his car insurance as a named driver. This cost £40 pro rata, the policy had about 4 months left. As it turned out there was quite a bit of ‘running around’ to do, my pal died in the third week. One visit with his wife to their insurance broker to sort a few things out dropped a bombshell. Since the exact time of his death, his car insurance was invalid and I’d been driving it for a few days with no insurance.

Not good and this must happen frequently as there are many insurance policies with named drivers!

Cheers, Keith, duntravelinforabit, wotsapninatgmaildotcom



Recommendation Needed

Removals Company Recommendation Needed

Can anyone recommend a Removals company for local house move in Nerja / Torrox area?

answers to Digame please as others may be interested



Recommendation Cleaning Company

I would like to recommend Jenny & Kevin for any cleaning jobs you might need, cars, windows , carpets , upholstery . They have just valeted my car & it is in Prestine condition now ,paintwork & upholstery perfect. My Indian rug also looks like the day I bought it about 40 years ago. They travelled from Nerja to the Alcaucin area , no problem. They can be contacted by email on   k_lambertcleaning@hotmail.com or you can phone them on 693567351.
Recommendation –  Laptop Expertise

Thought I should share with your readers the good experience that I have just had getting a recent problem with my laptop sorted out. I received what was a potential spam email form Microsoft and foolishly I had clicked on a link in the email. A friend recommended me to Naythan, Dr Laptop in Nerja. He was able to run various programmes which checked for any infections in my laptop and then he gave me various pieces of advice for handling these sort of problems if they occur in the future. Additionally he advised me on several matters relating to a laptop which I own in Germany which I found particularly useful and all for a very reasonable small fee. Contact details are on his website if anyone else is struggling with similar problems.

Mike M



What’s on- FREE Circuit Training Sessions Contact Details

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.

Karen , Personal Trainer EREPS Level 4 and Triathlon Coach BTF & IM Certified

Tel: + (44) 07825 427636 or +(34) 616 341 709

Email: karenparnell01@hotmail.com


What’s on – Dixielanders!



What’s on La Casa Restaurant Sunday Lunches

La Casa Restaurant in Torrox Pueblo, will be resuming our popular Traditional Sunday Lunch Menu on 17th January 2016

We offer a selection of home-made starters, a choice of 3 meat joints, freshly cooked roast potatoes with a selection of fresh vegetables and home-made Desserts.

You can choose either 3 Courses for €15.95 or 2 courses  €12.95. Available Sundays  from 12.30 pm to 6.00pm.

Reservation is advisable please call 952539650 to book your table.

La Casa

Hotel and Restaurant

Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox 29770,
Malaga, España.
Tel/Fax +34 952 53 54 71



namasteWhat’s on – Namaste      

Dear friends, remembering the concert on Saturday 09 at h.21.30 with Los Alquimistas, I inform you that there will be the Bio Market + Shiatsu and Cuencos Tibetanos treatment + jam session; on Sunday, January 10, please look at the attached poster. Greetings!



What’s on – Singing Classes Start in Competa   

“Singing is a way to express all of my emotions. It has become an addiction.    A day without singing is definitely not a good day.”

My name is Yanique, I’m 23 years old and I’m from Holland. Ever since I was a young girl, I have always loved to sing. After I graduated from high school I studied at the conservatory in Holland. Now I am a qualified singing teacher.

So, have you always wanted to sing but you don’t know how to start? Or have you been singing for some time already, but you notice problems with your voice, or you want to upgrade your singing repertoire?

Then don’t hesitate any longer, and contact me! In my opinion, everyone can sing. I teach young, old, advanced and un-advanced people.

Lessons are given at my apartment in the centre of Cómpeta, Calle Andalucía 45. A cosy space in a quiet area, with all possibilities to discover and train your voice.

*A singing lesson takes 45 minutes. In the first part we warm up the voice and work on some techniques. In the second part we work on a piece of music, in which we apply the singing techniques. Costs are €20,- per lesson.

Introduction Discount

*If you buy 10 lessons, you get two extra lessons for free!

*If you buy 20 lessons, you pay only €300,-. That means €5,- discount per lesson!

Interested? Send me an email at info@yaniquekleinhesselink.nl.

You can also check my website: www.yaniquekleinhesselink.nl

Let’s have some fun!



What’s on Bar La Dama : Chesko Gonzalez!

La DamaStarting the new year with something new:          Música del Mundo with Chesko Gonzalez. This Saturday at Bar La Dama in Algarrobo-Costa. You will enjoy this evening with the fusion of musical influences from Spain to Bulgaria and Scotland from 21:00h. Or,… reserve your table and come earlier so you can have some food before!

Jazz in Nerja.

The Final Sunday, the Coastline Dixielanders Quartet will be play at The Old Cellar in C/los Huertos 33. Nerja between 2.15-4.15pm. Great Music & great food. To book, Tel: 952 92 4138.

When: Saturday 9th of January

Where: Bar La Dama, Urb. Centro Internacional – Bloque 73, Algarrobo-Costa

What: Música del Mundo by Chesko Gonzalez

Remember: 2016 will start @ Bar La Dama with Saturday’s Música del Mundo!



What’s on The Organic and Crafts Garden Centre Market

The Organic and Crafts Garden Centre Market returns this Saturday 9th January at Garden Centre El Algarrobo on the A356 between Torre del Mar and Vinuela from 10 o’clock til 2.30.

Enjoy a wide range of Organic products including, local cheeses, artesano wood oven breads, fruit and vegetables, wide choice of flours, pulses, seeds, sugar and rice ,homemade pasties, pies and cakes, eggs, vegan and super foods, jams and chutneys, curry pastes and spicy sauces, chocolate, olive oil, and handcrafted beers and drinks.

As well as all this enjoy our selection of handcraft stalls, from ceramics to glass and wood well as natural cosmetics, handmade soaps and beauty products including argan oils.

There is something here for everyone so come and enjoy a morning’s shopping in a great venue. And don’t forget to leave enough time to enjoy organic coffee, wine, beer and tapas at the bar as well as the tasty food available on the stalls.

Plus Restorative Yoga for all levels at 11.30 a.m. til 12.45pm.

655 987 106 mercadoecovivero at gmail dot com




For sale –  Spaform hot tub for spares or repairs.   

hot t ub01Working when turned on in situ. No lid. €200.00 ono. Buyer collects from Archez.

Please e-mail margaretjpearce@hotmail.com or phone 642638180.

Wanted– Lambretta Scooter

Series 3 preferred
No Vespas please
Tel 634330883



For sale – Furniture    
side 01Sideboard for sale 60 euros, measures 164 long x 200 high x 39 deep


side 02Wardrobe for sale with drawers, will need to be dismantled, for 50 euros, measures 150 long x 200 high x 52 deep



side 032 x extra wide single beds, at 20 euros each, measures 105 wide x 190 long, very comfortable with spring base



side 041 x extra wide single bed at 25 euros, measures 105 wide x 190 long, comfortable with spring base

Contact  casaamapola at yahoo dot com  or telephone 692 437 039,

to collect from centre of Torre del Mar or delivery can be arranged at a cost



For sale- More Castellan furniture
2 bedside cabinets – 40 euros
2 chairs – 15 euros
Sideboard – 70 euros
For more information, measurements or more  photos send me an email = krikjohnson@Hotmail.com



For sale – Postcards from Action for Animals

The full set of 32 regional traditional dress of Spain postcards.

Would be of interest to collectors.

Very good condition.  150 euros.

For sale in the Action for Animals charity shop in Competa, tele 660 586 040. Open Monday to Saturday 10am -2pm.




Wanted Dehumidifier

Any dehumidifier for sale?

I am in Triana -Velez Xalaga

malimail2000-mail  @  yahoo dot fr


For Sale – Printer Inks – No Contact Information!!                               Previous issue of DigameXtra advertised printer inks for sale.                              Where is the contact information please?                                                             Replies to DigameXtra




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