DigameXtra No. 152 for February 13th 2016

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Today at 1000, Beach Sweep! Hope to see you! Torrox Costa

Have you ever said, “Spain has beautiful beaches, but look at all the trash?”  I have!

LET’S do something about it!

Calling all clean beach lovers…Join me this Saturday at 1000 at the lighthouse entrance on Torrox Costa to pick up trash from the beaches.  BRING trash bags, rain gear, and money for a snack at one of the chiringitos after.  All are welcome.  Stay for as long or as short as you wish.

Please bring you ideas about other beaches that need help.

Contributing to a positive landscape is not only good for the land but is beneficial to your health and wellbeing.

If you arrive late, just go a bit further east or west and hopefully you’ll find some other Beach Angels.

Questions?  Contact me at 697 38 59 53.  Karen



Spanish Driving Test – in English ?

Hello Digamites:

This may be a long shot but here goes – Does anyone know if it is possible to take the Spanish Driving License Test in English and more importantly where ?

Much appreciated

casamontserrat_spain  @   yahoo.co.uk




Game of Bridge in Competa ?

Hi, I am in competa for 3 weeks and would like to play bridge if possible.

Does anyone know of any games happening around Competa area that I could join?

Please contact by replying to jaburrows33 @ gmail.com.
Talk Radio Europe.

A few weeks ago I started to get Talk Radio Europe back on my car radio after an absence of over a year due to the near continuous breakthrough of another station which made it impossible to listen to this station when on the move, now I can get TRE all the way from Malaga to Nerja ( on the A7).

The only problem now is that the program being broadcast repeats sections of itself every minute or so.

I have put this down to TRE having more than one transmitting aerials that are not synchronised. This repeating sections glitch does not occur on my radio at home or on their web broadcast, its only in the car.

Am I the only one getting this glitch, is it my car radio on the blink or are there others out there being driven slowly insane.

I will copy the responses to TRE.

Replies to DigameXtra please

Thanks in advance H



Looking for Carlos

Could any reader please advise how I can contact Carlos who had a Garage

in Poligiano Ind Estate, Nerja.

or ask him to contact me on

sjc2714 at gmail dot com

657 302 740

Thanks in advance.   A.P.



Services Available Property Care

I am offering my services to look after your property while you aren’t in the country, Nerja, Torrox ,Frigiliana and Torrox Costa area, will check your houses, water garden, do any maintenance inside or out that might need doing, keep your pool maintained, no job to small all for a very competitive price and will also give you peace of mind, please do not hesitate to email me on

costerescooper3003 @ yahoo.com




Services Available

Hi, I’m Alison. I am 32 years old and have just recently moved to Competa.

I am on a desperate search for work.

I can do kitchen work (cook, wash dishes, assist the chef)

Cleaning, dog walking, Ironing, babysitting

I have plenty of bar work experience and waitressing

I will do anything from barwork/waitressing to cleaning and dish washing.

I have worked in plenty of busy restaurants and bars, I can sing a little to, and can do karaoke/comparing if anyone was looking for someone to host this in their bar

If anyone can help please email me

alisonkel32 at gmail dot com

Thank you




Service Available – Protection filter

Protection filter for washing machine, dishwasher and water heater electric. Its action reduces the formation of scale in the pipes and on the heating coils increasings thus the lifetime of the electrical appliance. Furthermore due to the consequent reduction of water hardness the washed  clothes will have a softer touch.

E​mail for no obligation quote and more information:

Oscar Pinazo




Services Available –  Lady seeking work

Female recently moved to Torrox       looking for any type of cleaning

work, dog sitting dog walking etc .Unfortunately, I do not drive but I’m fit and

active, friendly and chatty please call 638816358     Theresa



Services Available Auto air conditioning

I have been providing advice, service and repair of car air conditioning systems since 1998. I am happy to provide you with a free of charge air conditioning health check.

My experience with car air conditioning means that I can deal with air conditioning faults and leak detection.

I can find the specific problem and first try to repair it, rather than just going straight for expensive complete replacement.

A mini service & system re gas (R134a) still only 29.00 €

I am located on the Torrox to Competa road just by the Pavo Real Bar.

Mobile service available, please enquire.

New for 2016 Arctic Freeze additive, please enquire.

You can ring me on 649 307 966 e-mail chris@cpaircon.com or go to www.cpaircon.com



Services Needed? Cook Seeks Work

I am a cook seeking work if you can help me with any work

weekly daily or hourly

phone Dave on 690151761 or email me on

davegreen10 @ hotmail.com




Rentals Needed – Storage Place

We would like to rent a small storage place around Torre del Mar/Caleta for about 6 months. ( 15.4.2016 – 1.11.2016).

The size we would need is about 2 square meters.
Please contact us if you can spare such a space. Thank you.
ritva.m.blumberg@ gmail.com



Rental Needed – Long Term Frigiliana

Quiet, retired Canadian couple looking for ongoing 6 month winter rental in Frigiliana.

We have been coming to Frigiliana for the winter for 7 years but our present accommodation will not be available next year.

Minimum requirements are south facing terrace which gets sun all day, comfortable furniture and efficient heating system.

We need at least 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

We also prefer Frigiliana old town.

For the right place we are willing to commit to 5 plus winter rentals.

References available. Reply to andrew-clarke @ shaw . ca



RecommendationB&B Casa Magel for the Caminito del Rey

We recently stayed at Casa Magel while visiting the Caminito, as well as the area’s other attractions: Lobo Park, El Torcal and the Fuente de Piedra.  Maggie and Elio were very generous with their time in obtaining tickets for the Caminito as well as knowledgeable about the area.  Our room was spotless and Maggie’s breakfasts firstclass – and very good value.





Recommendation Bayonet Bulbs


 Hi, I do not have the bulbs that you require but I do have a number of adaptors available, all new and unused.

These simple to use adaptors transform your bayonet fixtures to Edison screw fixtures so you can use more readily available and cheaper screw in bulbs,
Price includes postage and packing – 5€ each
B22(male plug) to E27(female socket) Light Lamp Bulbs Adapter Converter.
Max Load: 60W
Dimensions: 50 x 35mmØ
Weight: 15g

Replies to nikash2 at hotmail.com


If you Google the subject, there are many companies who will send to Spain from the UK – including ledbulbs dot co dot uk or Screwfix – club together with friends to put together a bigger order and the postage is free.




Recommendation – Cake maker

My recommendation would be Margaret Wilde who has a fully legal business in Nerja making both wedding and celebration cakes.

Her Facebook pages with her contact detail can be viewed here.



Regards  D & K



Recommendation EPC

I used Beatriz Perea Medina
She gave me a quote, kept to it was reliable, efficient, punctual and very reasonable She is a qualified architect and I would not hesitate to use her again for any plans.



Recommendation El Desvan Gastrobar

El Desvan Gastrobar, N340 Torrox Costa (opposite Laguna Beach) – I’ve just returned after a short break to Torrox Costa with a couple of friends and on my recommendation we ate at El Desvan

They thoroughly enjoyed the meal –  that much that we ate there the following night as well.

Please give this wonderful little restaurant a go, you won’t be disappointed. Look them up on Facebook.



Recommendation Question re Ear Syringing

I wonder if Carol, who recommended Clinica Rincon for ear syringing, would kindly contact me so I could ask her for more details?

I have terrible problems with wax in my my ears and wet syringing seems to make them worse so I would really like to know more about how well this method works, what preparation is needed etc.


ron_margaret  @  hotmail.co.uk



What’s on Valentine’s Day Organic Market, Vinuela

Don’t miss our special Valentine’s Day Organic Market at the Garden Centre in La Vinuela this Saturday 13th February. On the A356, km 39 opposite the Canillas de Aceituno turning.

As well as our great range of organic products, and veggie and vegan food, our crafts stalls are the perfect place to find a special hand made present, or a hand made card.

Plus FREE pilates class from 10.30 til 11.30 AND Restorative Yoga from 12 til 1.

For more information contact Rachael on 655 987 105




What’s on – Lux Mundi – Torre del Mar

Tuesday 16th 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 18.00pm for 18.30pm.

Thursday 18th February – Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Why not join Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar and visit Gibraltar, a chance to take a cable car to the top of the Rock, see the unique Barbary Apes.  Visit the upper Rock nature reserve, where you will find the historic tunnels dating from 1779-1783 and St. Michael´s Cave.  Both of these have guided tours.  In the town can be seen the Gibraltar Museum, Government House and in the southern area are key historical sites. All information may be obtained from the tourist office, or an excellent alternative way of seeing the sights is by hiring a taxi, whose drivers are very knowledgeable and will explain the interesting, historical life of the Rock.  It is also an opportunity to purchase duty free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons super market. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre.  Proceeds for fund raising.  Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15am, Caleta 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station)7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.

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


What’s On- Johnny Q’s Irish Bar – Sunday Lunch

Sunday lunch served from 1.00pm till 4.00pm. Choice of Roast Beef, Roast Pork, Chicken or Lamb, all served with fresh seasonal veg. Creamed and roast potatoes, homemade yorkshire pudding and real gravy made from the meat juices. 9 euros (lamb 11 euros) includes glass of wine. Choice of homemade deserts 4 euros.

Booking recommended

Telephone 634124989

Bloque 9, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa



What’s on – Coach to  El Camino del Rey / Caminito del Rey.

Only 7 seats left for this fantastic trip….hurry and please reserve.

This is a great opportunity to visit and walk this famous, historical and beautiful Camino.

I have done this before and will be doing it again.

A coach is being organised by Mar Y Luz Viajes for Thursday 25th February.

There will be various pick up points around Torre Del Mar, starting at 7.00 and returning home at 15.00. The cost is 27€ to include the travel, guide in the coach, breakfast on the route, local guide at the Camino and of course the walk. No insurance is included.

A copy of your passport is necessary to complete the documentation. Your passport must accompany you on this trip.

To reserve your seat please contact:

Mar Y Luz Viajes – 952 968 239 o 618 214 895



What’s on Cinema Films in English (courtesy of Doug)



It’s Zoo week, with the newcomers being a Disney animated film and the latest antics of Derek Zoolander (Tue only):

Zootropolis – Dir. Byron Howard & Rich Moore. With Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin. Weekdays 16:25, Sat/Sun 00:30, 12:05, 16:25.

Continuing are:

The Revenant – Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy. Weekdays 17:00, Sat/Sun 12:15, 17:00.

The Hateful Eight – Dir. Quentin Tarentino. With Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Sat/Sun 12:10.

In addition, on Tuesday there will be screenings of Zoolander 2 (16:05, 18:05), The Danish Girl (20:05), Spotlight (18:00), Creed (16:00, 18:35), Goosebumps (15:50, 18:55) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (22:00).



Zoolander 2 – Dir. Ben Stiller. With Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson. Daily 17:50.

Concussion – Dir. Peter Landesman. With Will Smith, Alec Baldwin. Daily 20:15.

Zootropolis, The Revenant and Creed are also on daily. Carol, The Fifth Wave, Spotlight, and Goosebumps are on at the weekend. Check website for timings.



Carol – Dir. Todd Haynes. With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara. Daily 18:25, 20:30, 22:35.

Spotlight – Dir. Thomas McCarthy. With Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams. Daily 19:30, 22:00.

Youth – Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. With Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel. Daily 18:15, 20:25, 22:35.

The Hateful Eight – Dir. Quentin Tarentino. With Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Daily 16:30.



What’s on – Life – Music in Torrox- Costa, Jam, Open Mic

Life Music



What’s on Bar Amalia, Archez
Amalia ArchezSunday lunch at Bar Amalia served from 1.30 -5.00 pm. Slices of Roast Beef or Lamb served with Roast and Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Yorkshire Pudding, Selection of fresh vegetables, Gravy, Horseradish or Mint Sauce – 8 euros.

Choice of Homemade Puddings.

Reminder that Bar Amalia is closed throughout the day on Mondays and re-opens at 7.00 pm. Closed all day Wednesday.

For reservations call Dot on 634302480



For sale – Acer Travelmate

laptop thingy 

Intel Celeron M Processor 1.60GHz     

Ram: 1.50 GB

Hard Drive : 40 GB

Windows 7 Ultimate

Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus

€ 125.00

Email cybermonkeyspain @ gmail.com



For Sale –  Metal bed

Silver dull,  1,40 m  -2,00 m, matress absolutely clean,

85,– Euro

Torrox-costa -Julie

952 53 2997 landline

69 106 1937 mobile



For sale Re Advertised with contact details

Items available in end March/ beginning April.

Fridge freezer.  Brand “aspes” €25

Dishwasher. Brand “Kunft” €25

Built-in fan oven. Brand “Balay” €25

Gas hob, 4 burner. Brand “Balay” €25

Bath shower screen. €15

For sale €75 the lot.  Collection only. Los Romanes area

Tel: 672 22 95 74

email: casadinoce at gmail dot com



Wanted Folding screen

Decorated or plain.

cook819   @  btinternet.com



Wanted – Acrylic Paints

Does anyone have acrylic paints for sale or does someone know where I can purchase some ?

cook819  @  btinternet.com




For Sale Full face Crash helmets


B.N.I.B. and all labels. No visors.

Size XXS so small lady or child

€20 each or €35 the pair.

Contact John 646 857775

Email casabuenavista55 at yahoo dot co dot uk

Iznate area or can meet near the motorway



For sale – Boots & Ford Escort

1) For Sale – Solid Walking Boots For an adult male as new.Seen at Porpecunia charity shop near Hotel Villa Flemenca.  € 25.

2) Ford Escort red 5D uk reg 1995 and still runs. For spares or collector. €300 ono direct to ‘Love a child’

sjc2714 @ gmail         mobile 657 302 740


Wanted – Paints & Garden Items

We are looking to take your left-over paints (indoor/outdoor) off your hands and keep them out of the trash.  We are interested in any bright colours (reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues), suitable for painting pots, old wooden boxes, etc.
We are also looking for clay pots, hand tools, and gardening tools, in good working order.  We are willing to pay a reasonable price for these latter items.  We live in Frigiliana and will pick up (within 10 km).  Thank you.
Please email Valerie at vsheppard7  @  gmail.com



For Sale Brown Leather Sofa 

sofa brown

1st Class condition     130  (buyer collect)

Competa area

175cm wide

100cm deep

90cm high




For Sale Gas fire

gas fire

In excellent condition complete but without gas bottle
50 Euros
Collect in Velez-Malaga
mob 677 555 860


Wanted – Griffin Alkyd fast drying artist oil paint

Does anyone know of an art shop in Torrox, Nerja, Almunecar, Vinuela area that stocks these paints?  They used to sell them in Velez Malaga but don’t have them any more.  Mariordan at al dot com



For Sale Printer / Scanner

Epson XP-510

Printer –  Double sided printing

Scanner – up to 1200 DPI

WiFi – No cables needed, connect direct to Laptop by WiFi.

Can be set up to print remotely from smartphone or tablet.

Hardly used, complete with instructions and Disc

Reason for selling – Needed a multifunction machine with FAX

30 Euros

Email:  fincalospinos  @  msn.com or telephone  610 39 22 94

Caleta de Velez.


For Sale 2 Nortline radiators     


Two Nortline  Thermostatically  controlled  radiators
20  Euros  each  in excellent  condition
Collect  in  Velez-Malaga
mob;  677 555 860




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