DigameXtra No. 129 for January 22nd 2016

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Warning of Gas men Nerja

Today on Pueblo Rocio we had a visit from a so called gas inspector?

This Fiesta van with gas inspector stopped outside our villa

The person inside the van did not get out but waved for us to come outside.

He said he was here to check our gas appliances?

This started the alarm bells.

A true inspector would come and ring the bell? when I asked for his ID to check with the gas company or police he drove off at full speed before I could get a pic.

So in Nerja or in the area be aware.




Information on most  Spanish Postal Rates

There is full information, sometimes in English, sometimes not, it depends on the page !  at http://www.correos.es.

There is even an on line form to fill in which you give a reference to to make life at the post office easier.

Hope this helps

John L.



Driving Licence

Due to ill health I failed to renew English full licence in June 2015 .As I am a full time resident in Spain I am unable to renew as I do not have an English address.

To obtain a Spanish one is any out there can help with information,do I have to take a driving test or what ?. Answers please to “Diggame” thanks.    HV



Walker looking for her Friend

We are a walking holiday company called Walk Andalucia and we are based in Torrox Campo.

We have a large group of walkers arriving in early March to enjoy the beautiful region of Andalucia. One of our guests knows someone from our area whom she used to go to school but has lost contact.

Do you know Maggie Silwood ?

Hazel Lee would love to get in touch and possibly meet whilst she is in Torrox.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.




Paul & Victoria.

Thank you!


Services Needed – German Teacher

Does anyone know of a native German teacher who would like to teach a group of at least three 5-years olds for an hour or two a week?

Many thanks,


nickbarrett at gmail dot com




Services – Garden Waste in Competa – Response

You have to bring the garden waste oppsite to Tejeiro and

pay an unbelievable 3€ for a bag.




Services Available New Organic Shop

There’s a wonderful new organic shop opened opposite Aldi on the roundabout in Caleta. A huge selection of good priced organic fruit and veg. We have been using them for the last year or more picking up a box from their warehouse in Trapiche. They have eggs, chocolate, olive oil, preserves, marmalade. They make their own vegan icecream and they make sorbets too which are yummy! They are not at the shop at the moment. But they are building up and the person working there speaks Spanish, English and German.      Louise



Services Available – Home Care

Would you like somebody to keep an eye on your property whilst your not in Spain.
Many people have concerns about leaving properties empty for long periods of time.
We are a retired English couple living in the Torrox area, who, for a very modest fee can provide this service.
We already have several clients who are now friends who are now less anxious about leaving their properties. On an average visit we will stay for an hour, open windows and doors and air the house. Check inside and out for any damage caused by storms, wind or electricity failures. Water plants, and anything else you might need.
Perhaps a clean before you arrive at very modest rates also.
There is no contract or obligation you decide how often you would like us to visit.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please do get in touch
Contact  travellingmac59@yahoo.com



Services Wanted–Water Filter Installation

We are hoping that someone in the area (Axarquia) offers installation of water filters. What we are looking for is a system that will filter the water as it comes into the house, in our utility room. This should be a system that will filter all of the water for solids and bacteria. So far all we have found is systems that fit under the kitchen sink and only filter the water there. If anyone knows of a system or someone that installs them, please respond to DigameXtra as others may wish to know.
LS Competa



Services Needed Concrete floor and built-in furniture     

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I’m looking for and expert in laying concrete floors like the photo.

Also creating worktop, sofa and built in shelving etc, moorish style. Please recommendations too. Contact loueverson@me.com



Services – Wills

Does anyone know a good solicitor to make a will. I have no assets in Spain so it would relate to estate in Ireland? I am in Nerja temporarily.
Many thx

cmjporterb  @  gmail.com



Rental Available

I am offering a beautiful 2 bed town house renovated in a contemporary/cottage style, nestled at the foot of the mountains in the traditional white washed village of Canillas de Albaida. This house has 2 double bedrooms, 1 with a king size bed, the other with 2 single beds, large modern kitchen with all mod cons, bathroom, large lounge and a double roof terrace with stunning views overlooking the mountains and sea.

This comes at a weekly price of £150 (includes all bills and fresh linen) or it is available cheaper if you would like to stay longer.

Please feel free to e-mail me onruthieinwood@hotmail.co.uk or phone +34634302954 or whatsapp +347599839792 I can send you photos or answer any questions or queries you may have.

Many thanks ruthie 🙂  



Recommendation – Replacement Covers etc. for Sun Beds

There is a garden furniture shop in a street close to Malaga Bus station. Sorry, can’t remember the name.  They sell replacement covers and elastic for the sun beds –Tumbonas – frequently used by the beach concessions, however they are not cheap (around €48 each, plus extra for the elastic)  I thinks these may be what you are looking for.  There is a name plate on the beds and if you Google it you can find more info.

They can be bought on line too, but still expensive.

We opted to go for new cheaper beds





Recommendation- Weston Kennels – Competa

Hi I believe this kennels advertise on your website, and I would like to add the following recommendation for them, thank you Gillian Swift
I would like to make those of you aware that are looking for a kennels and cattery for your animals, that we have used Weston Kennels on many occasions when we have had to leave our pets for a long/short period of time. They give an excellent service and the accommodation is superior. My animals came back happy and contented and I know and I would have no hesitation to recommend Weston Kennels above others offering a similar service.
Contact Lucy and Terry on 951 254 134 or 693 545 989
E-mail: terrygweston  @  yahoo.com



Recommendation –  Response to Judy of Penoncillo

I can recommend Rafael Nunez Fernandez of Nerja. Tel 95 252 54 14 Mob 625 38 99 96 email anrajoma@telefonica.net

He is a general builder and replaced some roof tiles for us.

Cost was very reasonable and he did a good job.



Live Entertainers Sought

I am trying to find contact details for local entertainers, especially Kap’tn Krap and ‘Johnny Unplugged’. If anyone knows or you’re there guys – please let me know.


Aktrees2  @  aol.com

Mov. 044 7815848655




What’s on Organic Market this Saturday

Garden Centre Organic Market this Saturday 22nd January the garden centre in La Vinuela on the A356 between Torre del Mar and Vinuela.

On from 10 o’clock til 2.30 every Saturday.

Google link goo.gl/nDLk6o

Come and do your weekly food shopping from our wide range of organic stalls, browse the constantly changing selection of handmade and crafts stalls, and don’t forget to leave enough time to enjoy a coffee, or organic beer and wine and some of the great food on offer both from the stalls and the coffee garden.

New this week, olive wood lamps, range of herbs, spices, seeds and teas .and handmade creams, lip balms and bath products

A lovely place to spend a couple of hours on a sunny Saturday morning, come and meet some great people and enjoy the atmosphere.

Plus Yoga at 11.30 and art workshops for kids with Commonground, just look for the Moroccan stall.

655 987 105




What’s on – Johnny Q Bar Restaurant

Friday night from 9.00pm Live music with Johnny Q and friends, come along and join in or just relax and enjoy the music.

Sunday lunch served from 1.00pm till 4.00pm. Choice of Roast Beef, Pork or Chicken all served with fresh seasonal veg, homemade yorkshire puddings, roast and creamed potatoes and gravy made with the meat juices. 9 euros to include glass of wine.

Booking is recommended.

Telephone 634124989

We are just behind Jings Chinese Restaurant

Bloque 9  Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa




What’s on Bar Amalia – Archez   
amaliaSunday Lunch served from 1.30 – 5.00 pm.  Beef or Lamb served with Roast and Mashed Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding, Selection of Seasonal Vegetables, Gravy, Horseradish and Mint Sauce or Vegetarian option of Sweet Potato and  Chickpea Stew flavoured with Spices served with Mashed potato and Seasonal Vegetables.

To book your table give Dot a call on 634302480



What’s on @ Bar La Dama : Weekend Special!    

Menu del Dia Soup

As you know, Bar La Dama offers every weekend a special soup.

This weekend it will be a Carrot Soup (Sopa de Zanahoria).

Next to our soup, you will also have the chance to enjoy our

special plate for the weekend: Rabbit with Mushrooms!

And if you come for this special plate, please reserve

your table in advance…

When: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of January

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

What: Carrot Soup and Rabbit with Mushrooms from 13:30h.

So, whether you will come for our weekend-soup or for our special plate: @ Bar La Dama we make it worth to leave your house and eat out!



Wanted:  Recliner Garden Chair

I am looking for the above in good condition.  I am in Nerja but do not have transport.  If you have one for sale can you please post a photo so I can decide suitability.  Thank you.
muldowney6  @  hotmail.com



For sale- Table & Chairs 
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Table 180×90 wood and stone
6 chairs good condition
2 years old        €200,00
henkvanderburgt @ msn.com



Wanted Karaoke Home System

Karaoke  system or machine for home use.

Must be able to connect to homeTV Screen / Monitor

Contact keithwilky@gmail dot com. 633515811



Wanted Car

 I am looking for a well priced car in good condition.

Something like the Ford Focus advertised on Digame a week again would be ideal. It was quite old, but in good condition with low mileage. It’s price was €1200, I think.

If you have something I might be interested in, please email to nickbarrett at gmail dot com.

Thanks, Nick    ‘



Wanted Christmas Cards for Recycling

Don´t throw away last year’s Christmas cards as they can be recycled and put to good use raising money for the Costa Animal Society (CAS).  Please drop your unwanted Christmas cards into the CAS office in Nerja (phone 95 252 3607) or if you are attending the Punta Lara Quiz this Friday bring them into Lynne.  Lynne cuts out all personal references and writing and utilises the remaining decorative portions to make new cards to be sold in the CAS office in 2016.  Thank you and Happy New Year.



For sale – Toilet, Sink & Bathroom Cabinet

bath02 bath01 bath03 bath04 bath05Due to refurbishment of the bathroom we have a white toilet and pedestal sink for sale (no tap) 40 Euros for them both or 25 Euros each

Lovely mirrored white bathroom cabinet with internal lighting. Currently being sold for 105 Euros in Bauhaus. 2 cupboards with 2 shelves ea for storage and large central mirror with lighting.

There is slight damage on the edge of one of the cupboard doors hence price of 30 Euros

Buyer to collect items from Competa Pueblo tel number 625734196

Thank you

Best Regards
Helen & Gary Sanderson



For Sale – Door   

Door External heavy duty, white metal door,

in excellent condition

Including door handle, lock and 2 keys

Size 2035mm x 930 mm

Bargain price 45 Euros

Prefer buyer to collect items from Competa Pueblo tel number 625734196

Thank you

Best Regards



Wanted Air rifle or pistol
Wanted Spanish air rifle or pistol secondhand.

Contact loueverson  @  gmail.com


For Sale Wine Glasses     

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12 wine glasses in the pattern Topas by Nachtmann.  Faceted crystal in perfect condition.  Offered at 15€ each; less than 1/2 original price.

contact  lapalmera04  @  gmail.com or call 951 239 885



For sale- Round Table with Marble Top –

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For sale – Skil 500 Watt Drill plus tool box

Tool BoxCollection from Canillas de Albaida.

€ 40

Skil 500 Watt drill (No.3 drill missing) in tool box including some tools for sale.

Please contact fio_iom at yahoo.co.uk



Wanted – Boy’s Bike

Suitable for a boy 7 yrs old 16″ wheel as he is only 1.13cm tall.  Send details to
ssandersceiriosen @ hotmail dot com


For Sale Re-advertised as Vendor Corrected Phone Number

Creative Sound Blaster AXX200

intelligent wireless sound system –

portable speaker with Bluetooth & NFC capability.

70.00 Euros.

Fitbit Flex activity tracker, used but complete in original packaging.

50.00 Euros.

Fitbit One Activity tracker complete with sleep band, dongle, charging connector & cable. Ideally needs a new clip holder but functions perfectly.

30.00 Euros

Car Navigation Device

Garmin Nuvi 50LM car navigation device with free lifetime map updates.

Price 45.00 Euros

Contact John on : 635 11 11 89 Competa Area




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