DigameXtra No. 127 for January 20th 2016  


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Contrary to John’s post you do need to renew your residencia after five years, the one you get then is permanent.  You go to the same place you got the original.  In Torre del Mar it is the Comsaria de police.  When we did it last year we only needed passports, application form and original residencia. (and copies of course) We then had to take the form we were given to the bank and pay the fee before returning to pick up the card.  A form to download is available here  http://www.ub.edu/uri/Documents/ex18.pdf


Note though that this is renewal, to apply in the first place has become more complicated with questions on income and health care being possible.  From what I have heard it varies from place to place so anyone seeking their first residencia may be well advised to go to their local office and ask what they need first.

Ron & Margaret



Open Office Problem

Despite having written four books, dozens of articles, quizzes etc using Open Office for Windows 7, whilst typing away I inadvertently touched a key, or combination of keys, which shrunk my page view to “tiny”.  Nothing I have tried, including using the help menu (no help, are they ever?) will restore it to normal so I can carry on.  The really strange thing is that all my other documents have shrunk as well.  Help!  I’m sure its something stupid, but can’t work it out. Is Page Preview anything to do with it? If it is I can’t find an instruction on how to get out of preview mode. And why would that affect any document other than the one I’m working on?

Answers please to carolemhart@yahoo.com.



Services Available
Shipping to UK.  I’m taking my large box trailer back to Middlesbrough via Eurotunnel on the 6th of February.
If anyone needs items taking back to UK or anywhere on route please call 635872695 / +447775 605092 or Email johnprice752@hotmail.com



Services Needed –Axartel – response

Someone was asking about the firm Axartel,well I don’t know about tv usage but I use them for my internet and find them ok,they have a contact tel no 901 001 001 and when they reply put in 2 then 2 again for English and someone will talk to you.

Hope this helps.Kind regards Ian.

Services Available Wedding Photographs


WeddingOur first contestants have joined our contest to win a couple’s wedding photoshoot in Nerja for any couple getting married this year.


Here is a photo of Karin and Mitchell, the couple from Canada who are getting married this summer in Almuñecar.

We will keep you updated of all the couples joining in and how to vote once the poll is opened.

We give you the link once again where everything is explained to join the contest


You can also contact us by email :  thenomadphotographers (at) gmail (dot) com

or by phone : Kate and Kriss : 631 38 34 16



Services Available –

We live nearby in Calhonda Mijas Costa and are cat and dog lovers so would like the opportunity to house sit some animals.


Glenn & Yvonne

Landline        951 390 977

Mobile           693 478 328

Whatsapp     0044 7802 312 151

Facebook     Glenn Crankshaw



Services Wanted–  response

I have used a company called Transferwise  (https:\\transferwise.com)

on several occasions now to transfer money toSpain and to New Zealand.

I much prefer them to the company I had used for several years in

the past.  They have proved to be excellent with very rapid transfer times, exceptionally good exchange rates, low cost fees which are specified

and not a percentage of the transfer value and quite a simple user interface.    Hope this helps the requester!!                                                                          Kind regards, Peter.



Rental Needed in February

We are a retired Dutch/French couple with  a dog and we are looking for a rental in February; preferably within 10 minutes from the beach.

If necessary we can look after a dog if you would like to travel
We can provide references in English

We have been to Chilches Malaga for the last 4 years
Email: benfkampers@gmail.com



Recommendation Men with Vans

I can highly recommend “Men with Vans” – John and Alex have just moved a houseful of furniture for me from Competa to Torrox.  Very professional and helpful, and very competitively priced. They turned up on time and worked until the job was completed. I have asked them to carry out some more work for me as they are so reliable.

Their telephone number is 602 438 130





Recommendation Doctor Laptop – Bouquet Bouquet 03

Dr. Laptop has just given my laptop and my Samsung tablet a thorough service because  they were running grindingly slow. He also backed up my info onto my external hard drive device.

My goodness,  what a difference there is to my internet connection times and how things are working. For services to three different devices he charged me less than 70 euros and explained everything to me…   I have no hesitation in recommending him. He is sympathetic to technophobes like me!

He is in Nerja at the bottom of Av. Castilla Perez, easy to find.




Recommendation Needed Language School & Other Services

Can anyone recommend a language school in Nerja or nearby for a newbie eager to learn Spanish? I’d prefer an intensive course…at least for a few weeks.

I’m also looking for a chiropodist, a hairdresser and good place for manicure/pedicures.  Would appreciate any suggestions!

Thanks!   Melissa

Macnmum  @   gmail.com



Recommendation- Florist

When my daughter was staying with us, her boyfriend wanted to send her some flowers. He usedwww.aquarelle.es the flowers were beautiful.




What’s on – GU!R! at Bahia Tanit after Torre’s Thursday Market


GUIRIFor anyone who fancies lunch or a bop on the beach after Torre Del Mar´s Thursday market.

For further information please see




What’s on –  at Chez Christel .Torrox Costa     

ChristelChez Christel. Tel  649 500 610



What’s on- New Yoga classes at Vivero ‘El Algarrobo’ in Vinuela

Start your New Year with making your body (and mind) healthy, flexible and free of pain again. Come and do Yoga with us at the garden center ‘El Algarrobo’.
Yoga lessons (1 hour 15 min.) will now take place 4 days a week.

January time schedule:

Monday         6.00 p.m. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga,

Tuesday        6.00 p.m. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga,

Thursday       4.45 p.m. Yin Yoga, all levels

And                6.00 p.m. Ashtanga Vinyasa

Saturday       11.30 a.m. Restorative Yoga, all levels (during Organic Market)

The Restorative Yoga is suitable for every body. Including beginners, people who feel stiff or pain and people with injuries and lower back problems.
Do you want to start the New Year with feeling better, healthier, more flexible and stronger? Don’t hesitate, just try a Yoga class.

Contact me with questions about the different Yoga types.

Book in advance: yoga.flora@yahoo.com, 622591827, FB: Flora Yoga

If you have, bring a yoga mat, thick socks and blanket. Let me know if you don’t have a yoga mat. I will provide one for you.

Try out class: E 6,-
1 normal class: E 8,50
3 classes (7,50): E 22,50
4 classes (7,-): E 28,-
5 classes (6,50): E 32,50
7 classes (6,-): E 42,-
9 classes (5,50): E 49,50,- + the 10th class is for free!

Cheers Flora Yoga


What’s on Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar,   February-March Coming Event 

Tuesday 2nd February – A Presentation Evening with the Stars. 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar invite friends to join them at the Centre for a power point presentation by Peter Cadman, on the constellations, myths and monsters and to find out where the constellations, characters and stories came from.  There will be a pre show drink and supper included.

Ticket price 10 Euros available at the Centre.  

Proceeds for fundraising. Time 17.00h for 17.30h. 

For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org  .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards



For Sale –portable foldy up wheel chair      


Foldy ChairIn excellent condition.

Puente don Manuel area.

15 euros.

Tel. Chris  on 608648399



For sale – Extendable table Incl. 2 inserts    

Klaas01 Klass02The table size is quickly and easily adapted to different needs.

With 2 extension leaves stored under the table,

you can extend the table so there is room for 4-8 people

175/218 / 260×95 cm, new price € .200, –

Klaas Pals Algarobbo 628805995 email. k.pals @ hotmail.com



For Sale from our continuing mission, still clearing out…

The following bits are for sale if you could please put them on Digame.

I’ve attached some small photos of the items as well.

I’m doing this in small bits, as I thought it may be a bit of overkill to do a extra long list in one go, gets a bit boring for the reader, and you?!

Thanks again!


Breadmaker,Hinari  Model No: HB161.

What can I say, It makes fresh bread at the touch of a button! 6 bread baking settings: Basic, Whole Wheat, Sweet,French,Cake,and Dough; suitable for ready mixed or own ingredients.

For reviews, see here: ciao.co.uk/Hinari_HB161__5315391

€ 20

Sewing Machine, Victoria Model No: 270B

A nicely running sewing machine with a fair few options for a basic machine.

Recently serviced.

€ 50.

Garden Swing Seat.

A very comfortable swing seat in white plastic resin.

€ 50

Could be delivered locally.

In Car DVD player with 2 screens.

Venturer in car DVD player. Keep the kids occupied!

€ 30

Digital Photo Frame.

‘Album ‘ digital photo frame. With built in rechargeable batteries, so you can take your memories wherever you go, or just set it up in your living room with your favourite photos on.

€ 35

Contact Carol on 637058478 or 654880101 for more info on any of the above or email craigncarol@gmail.com

Torrox. Sale – Various  pics


For sale – Bose “Wave” CD/Radio player.

HighamHigh spec player in perfect working order. C/W remote control and Owner’s Guide. Price €50. Contact Peter 951242461 or 695637006. Competa.



For sale Tissot Watches     


watch02 watch01

Perfect gift for  VALENTINES DAY.

2 of my beautiful vintage watches. Both absolutely as new.

TISSOT ballade.     150€.

TISSOT caballero.   150€.  TISSOT uses the OMEGA (eta) movement.

Sadly, can no longer wear them due to swollen wrists.

Bracelets fit size 18cm. wrist.              TEL : 608 801 214.



For sale – Misc    

misc01 Misc02 Misc03Glass fronted swivel top TV cabinet (with CD storage)

Width 90 cm  Depth 52 cm  Height 64 cm –  30 Euros

Beige Carpet 2.94 X 2 meters   25 Euros

Electric fire – little used  – 5 Euros

Tel: 645444064

Torrox area



For Sale Fridge/Freezer     


Edesa fridge/freezer for sale, missing a couple of shelves but otherwise in good order €60.00 ono collect from Burriana Beach, Nerja, Call 693 047 935 or email crag2015 at gmail dot com (no spaces all lower case)


For sale- Prints  

Torrox Costa 

I’m selling signed prints of Torrox Plaza (the old plaza).

Can be seen at Bar Choto Playa on Penoncillo Beach, Torrox Costa,

28 euros framed and ready to hang


mariordan at aol dot com


For Sale   Painted pine dresser      

pine dresserin distressed off-white with duck-egg blue.

Professionally painted. Excellent condition. Very good storage and display. Dimensions are 200cm height, 91cm width and 50 cm depth.

Moving house so no space for it but looking for a good home!! Does not come supplied with books, photos (or duck).

Can help with delivery, if required.

Exceptional price at EU125.00


Tel. 695 316 858



For Sale BMW X5     

bmw01 bmw02 bmw03 bmw04She’s a 2004 3.0D SE – fully loaded with just about everything!

Mileage is currently 102k miles, full service history,

6 months MOT left, silver with black leather,

was ‘mint’ but has a small ‘Spanish’ scuff on ros bumper!

Otherwise, she’s perfect, all working, well looked after and returns

surprisingly good mpg (28 on the mountain roads, 38 on a run!)

Just want a small Spanish lhd runaround now!

Have attached a few pics. She should sell for around £7k sterling –

but to save returning her to the UK I’d take €7500 here no messing!

Dave  622065370   daveholmes 19 at aol dot com   Located near Competa.


Wanted Large mirror and rugs wanted…

please let me know the sizes and prices.

Also 2 matching bedside tables.

Thank you

Phone 0044 07922296446
Email cook819@btinternet.com


For Sale Microwave

microwave10 euros microwave.
5 euros the supports.
It is working perfectly well.
I can bring you at BP petrol station next to motorway. Torrox                                Oscar Pinazo 605 59 00 11
reparacionespinazo at gmail dot com



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