DigameXtra No. 135 for January 28th 2016

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I missed the recent shocks, we live near to Canillas de Aceituno and perhaps the tremors didn’t affect us. If anyone is interested in keeping up to speed with quakes either locally or worldwide Bill Padley on Talk Radio Europe spoke about an App he uses on his Iphone, LastQuake.So i thought i would give it a try. It’s excellent and It’s free to download from the App Store, easy to use and quite scary to see how frequently quakes are happening.


Recent Earthquake Swarm In Med North of Morocco

All recent quakes are centered around Al Hoceima, Morocco.
1 quake at 7:32am Wednesday, 4.9 mag.
10 quakes yesterday, 6.3 to 4.2 mag
1 quake 6 days ago 5.1 mag.
Then last local quakes before that were 29 Oct15 in Albox,

Spain 3.2 mag. and Palafrugell, Spain 3.8 mag.
No local quakes for 6 months previous to that.
To summarize:
1 earthquake today
12 earthquakes in the past 7 days
12 earthquakes in the past month
18 earthquakes in the past year

See full details of local earthquake activity at


Anyone else notice a trend? Just sayin’…

Naythan, mannshands “@” yahoo.com



Rental Needed – in Torre del Mar  March-June

Does anyone knew of a house/villa to rent in the town of Torre del Mar from June 14-21st?

Minimum 2 bedrooms but a pool is required.

Please contact sheilalacave  o  ail.com or

ring 952550950. Thank you.



Rental Available Nerja – from February

Bright and sunny two bed, first floor apartment for rent in Nerja.

Available in February.

Very close to beach and all amenities. Tel: 622635513



Services Needed –iPad Help

Both my iPad and iPhone have stopped allowing me to input in to the Browser. As soon as I try to type a web address safari closes down. Can any one help to correct this ?
It only started to do this today.
Please contact me
Thank you Ian.
1958ian @ gmail dot com



Services– Offered

Van leaving UK to Spain early to mid March .
Able to transport domestic goods, no matter how small, as well as scooters, quads, motorbikes, cars and boats.
We offer a door to door service.
Fully Insured.
Professional at all times with 30 years experience.
Call Steve for a quotation on 693540132 or 07590722135 or email on Arkiebutts@sky.com


Services Available – Builder                                                                                         Ken James over 30 years in construction.
Property. Maintenance handyman work.
Garden maintenance. Painting and decorating. Fixing, mending and cleaning.
Just moved from UK so all jobs big or small appreciated
Certified IPAF, CSCS, Health and Safety and CRB checked.
Tel: 642286692
Email: Bronsonandflorence @ mail dot com


Services Available – Fully licensed kennels and cattery


with over 25 years experience situated between Torrox and Cómpeta (Torrox road) 100m from Pavo Real restaurant.

If you are thinking of going away for a short or long period, we can offer to take great care of your cat or dog in the same way as you do. Comfortable kennels, spacious play area, and cozy cattery. We can be visited by appointment.

We provide a collection service.

Contact numbers:

693 545 989

951 254 134




RecommendationAlex & John – Transport

I would like to show my appreciation to Alex and John who moved my very heavy furniture and copious amounts of tat from a very difficult location to Torrox last week.

This was no small feat.

They arrived on time every day and it was just heads down and get on with it for three days.

Plenty of humour injected to ease the pain and stress!

My furniture and precious goods arrived safely without a scratch.

These guys have delivered things for me before and I have always been very impressed at how carefully they look after my stuff.

I can highly recommend this service. Thank you for a job well done!

Call John on 602 438 130 or Alex on 636 121 289 and

you can also find them on Facebook



What’s on –  Question – Excercise Club ?

Is there an excersise class in the Torrox costa area or any village close by, late afternoons or in the evenings, preferably not zumba as it is a bit too energetic and my back and my heart wouldnt stand the pace. A bit of dancing would also be ok, line dancing etc… as I am turning into a couch potato with a stomach bigger than a 5 kilo sack!!

You can email me at    november61  @  hotmail.es     or phone or whatsapp 625319323


What’s on –  Royal British Legion Nerja Spring Fayre

 RBL Fayre


Walking Poles – Suggestion

A couple of weeks ago they had decent walking poles for sale at Competa´s Saturday market.  I don´t know the price, but surely not expensive and probably negotiable!

They can also be found for a few Euros, I am told, at the Chinese bazaar in Competa.  May not be best quality, but the person I met who´d bought them used them for the whole of the Walking Festival week at least!

Hope this is helpful!


(Competa & Canillas Walking Group)



For Sale- Sofas      

sofas 2 seaters

Two x two seater cloth settees in good condition. Cushions inter changeable with removable covers.

170 wide, 100 high, 100 cms depth. €120.

Buyer collects. Venta Baja area.  Tel Chris mob 608648399 or email tc in spain @ yahoo. co.uk



For Sale –Sat  Nav   

sat nav

Garmin Nuvi 42 Sat Nav

As new, all boxed.


  1. Caleta




Pine dining table and chairs ( preferably to seat 6 )

0044 07922296446   cook819  @  btinternet.com



For sale Spanish Course 

Complete Michel Thomas Spanish Foundation Course 12 CDs €15
6 flip over style photograph albums €10
4 framed prints of Spanish scenes €10
Revolving spice rack with 20 glass containers of dried herbs and spices €15
Thomson Sky box with remote control €25
Contact Gill
Email petegillh at yahoo.co.uk
Tel 951 242 461 or 696 030 667
Competa area



For sale Bikes (re-advertised with correct pics)


New price €119,95
Automatic gears
Very strong and light 15 kg
24 inch wheels good for people 1.50m-1.90
€80,00 for 1
€150,00 for 2
henkvanderburgt  @  msn.com



For sale – Six Items 

BP01 BP02 BP03 BP03 BP04 BP05 BP06

1 x pair brand new cycling panniers €15

1 x Pair fully lined thick Pink Curtains €15 46” wide 46” drop

1 x Turkish Table Runner Brand New €15

1 x Turkish Table Runner x 2 Brand New €15

1 x Turkish Table Runner x 3 Brand New €15

1 x Retro Table and Chairs €150

Above BP Torrox Costa fi@fionacole.com 608 662 717



For Sale –  Bathroom mirror

bath mirror

In very good condition, no scratches!

including 2 lamps+ glass shelf

only €15,

Cómpeta campo

renatega at yahoo dot com




Wanted – Muffycid

Weeks ago there was a recommendation of Muffycid.

I tried to get it inTorre del Mar,

but not possible only to order.

Would anyone please tell me where I can buy it ?

boegero at gmx dot de




Wanted – a folding bike or beach cruiser

I’m living in Torrox Costa till 19 Feb and would love to buy, rent, or borrow your folding bike or beach cruiser.  My name is Karen, from the USA.  Please write if you have one just hanging around…

Karen.anewyoupt  @  gmail.com


1bdywellness  @  gmail.com



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