DigameXtra No. 143 for February 5th 2016

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Lost Pet Cat     

lost cat

This is Dumpy, our cat. Last year she got lost and returned after 9 days,

but now she is gone again! She is last seen at the 27th of January.

She is chipped and sterilised.

She wears an orange tiger printed collar with a bell.

We live just above Canillas de Albaida, so it is likely that she is

somewhere in the Canillas/Competa area.

If you have any news, good or bad, please call 952557864 or

email rogertrudi (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot ) uk



Forthcoming Referendum re EU

The forthcoming Referendum regarding leaving the EU could have far-reaching effects on ex-pats here in Spain (and other European countries), in many areas, including exchange rates and healthcare – to name but two!

The British Embassy in Madrid is supporting a campaign led by the Electoral Commission to make British expatriates in Spain aware that they may be able to register to vote in the forthcoming EU Referendum. It seems that very many expatriates don’t realise they may be eligible to vote, and very few are registered to do so.

The Embassy is distributing the attached 8-point guide on how to register. If you have contacts with whom the guide can be shared, or events or venues where the issue can be discussed, then please do.  All that British expats need to do is check their eligibility, and then visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to make sure they can have their say.

It takes only around 5 minutes – all you need is to have your NI number and your passport to hand, then follow the instructions on the following site:-


Please make sure your voice is heard,

Thank you, David


Warning ! Bogus Gasmen

GasmenA neighbour here in Pago santilla, Torrox (Yesterday near the football stadium) received a visit from 2 Spanish chaps demanding to inspect her gas installation.
On being asked to identify themselves they produced a document purportedly from the Junta de Andalucia, but on being quizzed further about they worked for they jumped back in the car – and sped off!     A foto of the car is attached – beware!


Nerja Intercambio Needed

I have been learning Spanish for a few years but have little opportunity to try it out in normal conversation. Does anyone know of any Intercambios or conversation groups in Nerja or would fancy starting a new one?


Jan Wright

janw 57 @ hotmail. co. uk



Services Passports

To the person that posted about Passport pictures. Thank you, I was going to get passport pictures done today at the studio near the police station, I will not have  a wasted trip now. I am Flying to the UK soon and need to go to the passport office in Durham to renew my passport. Can anyone tell me what I need to take, and can I get the passport photo’s done at the office.


Debbucknell @  hotmail.co.uk



Services Needed –Dry Cleaning

Does anyone out there know where I can find a dry cleaning service.

Preferably in the Nerja to Torre del Mar area.

If so please text or whatsapp Jan  on 626 156 436



Services Available Piano Lesson in Torrox     

piano lessonWith a teacher with over 20 years of teaching experiences.
From beginner to advanced level, student of all ages are welcome.

(Lessons are available in English, German, Spanish)
Please contact  630 517 844 also

what’s app or e-mail orie.sato  @  gmx.net



Services Needed – Finishing Carpenter

Does any digamigo know of a good finishing carpenter / furniture restorer / furniture finisher?

Replies to Digame please as I know others are interested.




Recommendation Buddha House, Torrox Costa                                 Genuinely authentic and wonderful food!
The recently opened ‘Buddha House’ restaurant serves delicious Nepalese
and Indian food. It was such a pleasure to sample the excellent fare
for a second time last night.  I have to spread the word.
‘Buddha House’ is situated in the same place a ‘Route 66’ the Harley
Davidson motorcycle shop on the main road just outside Torrox Costa on
the way to Nerja.
The Owners and staff have a lifetime of Nepalese
experience of running restaurants, one of the family has another
restaurant in Barcelona.
The service is excellent, they are charming people, and the food is gorgeous.

Recommendation – Buddha House, Torrox

 I would like to endorse the earlier recommendation for the Budda House Indian restaurant in Torrox Costa.

Went last night and it was superb, the best we have had in 18 years living in Spain.  Faultless quality,

Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

They are Nepalese and will be adding some Nepalese dishes to their Menu soon, I can’t wait to try them.   Jan S



Recommendation – Interpreter

Pamela Walshe is a lovely lady who knows all about the Spanish medical service as I discovered on a recent visit to Hospital.

She is very helpful and extremely professional in her approach.

I would highly recommend her for hospital/doctor visits or any other translation projects.

Pamela’s telephone number is 609040709.

John D



What’s on – Car Boot/Market. Sunday 7th Feb, nr Viñuela

Now returning to the normal monthly schedule  after the New Year break…………

The Car boot sale/market at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, on Sunday 7th February. 9.30am to 1.pm.

Easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.

Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.

There are always bargains galore……….. old and new.

  • Lots of locally grown fresh fruit and veg.
  • Homemade chutney, jams and pickles
  • Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
  • Greetings cards.
  • Always a good selection of DIY tools.
  • (New) Ladies clothes.
  • Large selection of paperback and hardback books
  • Lots of household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls

Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.

Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.

Please note: If the market ever has to be cancelled due to bad weather, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.

If you require any additional information, please ring Sandy on 619 471 301


What’s on Lousie Beauty & Boutique

Nikki Massage Offer 


What’s on – Johhny Q Irish Bar

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

Sunday lunch served from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, choice of Beef, Pork, Chicken or Lamb. All served with fresh seasonal veg. Roast and creamed potatoes, homemade yorkshire pudding and real gravy made with the meat juices. 9 euros (Lamb 11 euros) includes a glass of wine.  Choice of homemade desserts at 4 euros.

Telephone 634124989

Bloque 9, Costa del Oro, Torrox Cost (just behind Jings Chinese Restaurant)




What’s on – Live acoustic music at Casa Paco, Competa

live music Paco

Garry McCoy, Marsh Dixon and Mitch France will be playing unplugged in

the bar at Casa Paco in Competa this coming Sunday 7th February from 9.00pm.



What’s on  in Restaurante Nuevo Descorche   
Brief Encounter Duo (Piano/Vocals/Trumpet/Clarinet & Sax)

Playing Trad Jazz, Romantic Standards and some 60s Pop

Tonight! Friday February 5th from 7 pm

For directions please see the restaurant’s Facebook page


What’s on Lux Mundi, Fuengirola- Febrary Calendar

Tuesday 9th February – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Coffee Morning.  Please come with your friends and enjoy a Pancake with your coffee and a pancake for 2 Euros.  Proceeds to fund raising.  Time 10.00 to 12.30.

Thursday 11th February – Quiz Night.  – Please come and enjoy our Quiz Night at the Centre.  Team up with friends and pit your wits in this fun quiz.  A light hearted evening which includes supper and a drink.  Bar available and there will be a prize for the winning team!  Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre.  Proceeds to fund raising.  Time 18.00h for 18.30h.

For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Fuengirola Tel 952 474 840, e-mail luxmundif@gmail.com   web. www.lux-mundi.org.  Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards.



What’s on Organic Market tomorrow – Saturday     pic

organic mkt

Support local and organic producers and pop by the Garden Centre Organic Market this Saturday 6th February in La Vinuela. Open from 10 til 2.30 every Saturday until and including19th December

The market is a lovely place to spend a sunny morning, with a wide range of organic, artesan and craft products. Fruit, veg, eggs, bread, coldpressed sunflower oil, flours, sugar, honey, jams and marmalades, curry pastes and chili sauces, spices and argan oil, superfoods, nuts, seed and dried fruits, wines, pies, pasties, cakes and sweets…beautiful handicrafts and artwork, and delicious organic food as well as tapas in the Coffee Bar.

Plus restorative yoga at 11.30.

Find us 10 minutes from Torre del Mar on the A356, km 39 towards La Vinuela lake in Viveros El Algarrobo

655 987 105



  What’s on – @ Bar La Dama this weekend…!     

La Dama


What’s on Bar Amalia Archez
Sunday lunch served from 1-5.30.  Succulent Roast Beef or Lamb with

Roast and Mashed Potatoes, Cauliflower Cheese, Brocolli, Buttery Cabbage

and Carrots, Homemade Yorkshire Pudding,

Gravy, Mint or Horseradish Sauce – 8 euros.

This week’s homemade puddings are Chocolate Roulade with a touch of Baileys Liqueur,  Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce , Apple and Blackberry Crumble and Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce.

Bookings advisable.

Friday 5th February is Quiz night, come along and join in the fun.

Bookings now being taken for our  Valentine evening on Saturday 13th February.

To reserve a table for any of the above events phone Dot on 634302480.

Just a reminder that we are closed during the day on Mondays and

reopen at 7.00 pm.

Gravy, Mint or Horseradish Sauce – 8 euros.

This week’s homemade puddings are Chocolate Roulade with a touch of Baileys Liqueur,  Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce , Apple and Blackberry Crumble and Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce.

Bookings advisable.

Friday 5th February is Quiz night, come along and join in the fun.

Bookings now being taken for our  Valentine evening on Saturday 13th February.

To reserve a table for any of the above events phone Dot on 634302480.

Just a reminder that we are closed during the day on Mondays and

reopen at 7.00 pm.

Closed all day Wednesday.



Wanted Chest Freezer

I’m looking for a medium sized chest freezer.

Could pick up.

Please reply to: keelsway at yahoo.co.uk



Wanted – A pair of Dumbbells

approx weight 5kilos.
Please contact Anthea by email  antheawaters1  @  gmail.com



Wanted – Unlocked iPhone

Does anyone know where I could buy an unlocked iPhone,doesn’t have to be the latest model which is iPhone 6 can be iPhone 5 or even 4 .
Carolemarjorie@ hotmail.com
Thank you



For sale Sky Dish ( apologies for printing the wrong size, Jane)

1.3Mtr Sky dish complete with stainless steel fixing bracket

all in good working order, no longer required.

50 Euro’s

Buyer must collect Competa.

Tel 634313809



For Sale – Wine cooler refrigerator

Wine cooler

Brand Bosch, good condition I sell for 70 euros

640.154.399 Nerja area.



For sale Wooden furniture

Used for library, bar etc…original painted wood with lights

I sell at 190 € tel. 640 154 399 Nerja are  Pic available from Vendor



For sale 1995 Red Ford Escort 1.6.

One owner UK reg & sorn. All documents.

€300 ono direct to Love a Child charity.


sjc2714 at  gmail   dot  com

Mob-   657 302 740



Wanted Caravan

Tail Torrox Animal Refuge are looking for a caravan suitable for

accommodating volunteers.

If you have anything that you would like to donate or give us for

a reasonable price,
please contact Sue tel 629501173

or email susanasherbs@hotmail.com

Thank you very much


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