DigameXtra No. 159 for Saturday, February 20th 2016

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Life Certificate ?

Has anyone out there in Digameland had any dealings with the

Life Certificate for Expat UK Government Pensioners please……any info

would be appreciated.

Replies to DigameXtra  please others may find it interesting.



Work Opportunity Available
Taurus Real Estate needs Sales Negotiators

Highly motivated multilingual sales negotiators required to join our team working from our Competa and Sayalonga offices.                                                                         Minimum 3 languages including English and Spanish, confident driver, computer literate, enthusiastic and flexible.                                                                                This is a full time position, with contract, salary plus commission.                        Please apply in writing with your CV to Caroline                                                          at        candthicks  @ gmail.com


The banks have ripped you off – explanation from the UK

In May 2015 financial regulators around the world (including the UK) imposed fines on six banks totalling about £2 billion because they were fixing foreign exchange rates. It does not matter if you did not bank with them as they set the market rates. You have almost certainly been affected by their actions but you could not possibly have known about it. As a result, you would be entitled to compensation.

So you know this is not some spam, my name is Nick Scott & I am a barrister in England (http://www.stapleinn.co.uk/barristers/nicholas-scott/).

The banks have been fined by the financial regulators for fixing foreign exchange (FX) rates between 1 January 2008 and 15 October 2013. FX rates are used not only when you transfer money but also when money invested on your behalf is used. Every investment (e.g. pension, endowment mortgage, ISA or investment fund etc.) uses the FX rate when they buy stock or bonds in any company or country that is not based in the UK, e.g. US bonds or shares in Coca-Cola, Renault and Shell.

Therefore you can apply for compensation if between 1 January 2008 & 15 October 2013 you:

1) transferred money from the UK to Euros e.g. bought a house or transferred a pension

2) had a pension or any other kind of investment (except premium bonds).

If you are interested in some further information then please do not hesitate to email me on: fxcompensation@gmail.com or call me on 07846145665.

All the best




Services Needed –

I am just about to do some heavy pruning and wonder whether there is anywhere near Competa or Torrox that I can dispose of the waste. Is there a municipal tip?  Failing that can anyone recommend a skip company?


Answers on Digamextra please.



Service Available – Qualified Archiitect

Hi! I’m Beatriz, a qualified architect, specialist in energy certificates and preparing documentation to regularize your home in the countryside for property registration office and notary (This is in spanish: “Solicitud de asimilado al régimen de fuera de ordenación” ). This is usually requested by City Hall, when the house isn’t part of town planning or by the notary when you want to sell the house.

Free estimates – no obligation.

Contact me to bpmarquitecto@hotmail.com



Services Needed – Repair of Dyson

I have a Dyson upright Hoover and the pipe has split does anyone know where I can get it fixed it will need a new pipe and will need to be fitted
Thank you

m.bailey11  @  sky.com


Rentals New Property Rental Laws – Registration                                            Can anyone confirm where we have go to register a property under the “New Property Rental Laws” for the Torrox area.          Many thanks   Marj



Recommendation – Dentist, Torrox Costa

I would like to recommend to you all, a dentist my wife and I have used in Torrox Costa.

The practice is within the Clinica Europa and his name is Dr Michael Mannish.

My wife had used the practice before me and as I had been looking for a dentist for some time I went along to speak with Dr Mannish  and make an appointment.

Having had a very poor experience with a dentist in the area and having experienced some grubby and sometimes dirty premises, over staffed with front desk personnel I did not know what to expect what I would find at Clinica Europa.

I was very pleasantly surprised to meet Dr Mannish and his assistant Manuela and found them both to be friendly and very professional on our first meeting.

Over the weeks that followed Dr Mannish repaired two teeth I had damaged placing a crown on one and rebuilding another.

The procedures were pain free handled professionally and very efficiently by both Dr Mannish and Manuela.

My wife and I are both retired army people, my wife with 12 years service and myself with 36 years as a soldier and officer with a requirement to attend dentists both civilian and military twice yearly for checks and if required treatment so we both feel confident to make comments on what we have seen and experienced throughout the years so, therefore without fear of contradiction we know Dr mannish and Manuela are amongst the best in their chosen profession!

Dr Mannish, Manuela from both of us thank you very much.

Sincerely Fraser and Mandy Wilson, Sedella



Recommendation – Upholstery Cleaners

I saw the ad on Digame this morning for upholstery and car valeting.

I got in touch early and had two squeaky clean chairs by lunch time!

We will be using Kevin and Jenny for valeting our company minibuses in the future.

Great service, excellent prices and friendly people! Thank you!

Mobile car valeting and upholstery cleaning.

Jenny or Kevin. 693567351

k_lambert cleaning@hotmail dot com

Paul F.



What’s on  Sunday 21st February in Nerja A Rock ‘n’ Roll Party !!


If you fancy a fantastic time with some really good, old, sing-along-music,
you’ll love to ‘Rock & Roll’ with the fabulous
 ‘Memphis Trio’ who will be playing for your delight at
El Varadero,
Playa Playazo
(The Old Boatyard Bar )
Sunday afternoon at : 1 O’Clock – 2 O’Clock – 3 O’Clock –  Let’s Rock !!!!!

Make some new memories & friends, enjoy Good Music, Good Food & Good Fun, Guaranteed……..
Full À la carte menu including exciting new ‘House Specials’
Rock with us this Sunday and dance your shoes off !!!! plus much, much more…………
See you there ……..



What’s on-  Saturday Night (20th February) at Los Amigos

Live music at Los Amigos Bar, Torrox Park with the return of the Rivermen acoustic duo.

Keeping up our tradition of LIVE music EVERY weekend.

Jam session on Sunday as well!



What’s on- New schedule for the for the Restorative Yoga Class

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New schedule for the for the Restorative Yoga Class during the Saturday market in Vinuela. Now Yoga is from 12.00 – 1.15 pm.

Try out class: E 6,-
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.

Cheers, Flora Yoga


What’s On – Johnny Q’s Irish Bar

Sunday roast served from 1.00pm till 4.00pm.

Choice of Roast beef, Pork, chicken or Lamb, all served with fresh seasonal

veg, roast and Creamed potatoes, homemade yorkshire puddings and gravy made with the meat juices 9 euros (lamb 11 euros).

Choice of homemade desserts at 4 euros.

Booking recommended

Telephone 634124989

Bloque 9, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa

(Just behind Jings Chinese Restaurant)



What’s On Bar Amalia, Archez

Amarilo Archez

Aire Flamenco will be back at Bar Amalia in Árchez on Friday, 26th February. We´ll start at 8.30pm. Come along and enjoy our 100% live music and Dot´s delicious food. Come on!! Book your table right now!!
Tlf: 634 30 24 80

Judit Román

Árchez Turismo

Tlf: 952557854 / 620630040




What’s on – English Languages Films.   Thanks to Doug



Superhero spoof Deadpool is the week’s main new release. The new Coen Brothers film – Hail Caesar – can also be seen, but only on Tuesday.

Deadpool – Dir. Tim Miller. With Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin. Fri/Sat/Sun 12:15, 17:00.

Continuing are:

Zootropolis – Dir. Byron Howard & Rich Moore. With Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin. Weekdays 16:15, Sat/Sun 12:20, 16:15.

The Revenant – Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy. Weekdays 16:00, Sat/Sun 12:15, 16:00.

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

In addition, on Tuesday there will be screenings of Zoolander 2 (19:15), The Danish Girl (20:05), Spotlight (22:25), Goosebumps (15:50, 17:55) and Hail Caesar (16:00, 18:05).




Hail Caesar – Dir. Coen Brothers. With George Clooney, Josh Brolin. Daily 21:25.

The Revenant and Deadpool are also on daily. Zootropolis, Zoolander 2, The Fifth Wave, and Concussion are on at the weekend. Check website for timings.




Carol – Dir. Todd Haynes. With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara. Daily 18:25, 20:15.

Spotlight – Dir. Thomas McCarthy. With Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams. Daily 20:25, 22:35.

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

Anomalisa – Dir. Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson. With David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Daily 16:45, 18:30, 20:15.

What’s on What’s on @ Bar La Dama this Sunday!  

La Dama

This Sunday you can come to Bar La Dama in Algarrobo-Costa for your drinks, tapas or lunch. And to an (otherwise) boring Sunday afternoon, we will make it a little more exciting…. we have invited Marc playing some well-known songs from the sixties and seventies. So, feel free to join in with the chorus and have some sing-along.

When: Sunday the 21th of February

Where: Bar La Dama, Urb. Centro Internacional – Bloque 73, Algarrobo-Costa (… entering the urbanisation at the round-about at the “Tizo’s” site and then follow the parallel road in the direction of Mezquitilla. Bloque 73 is the last block and you will find us just opposite when entering the riverbed for parking)

What: Crambiance with Marc

Remember @ Bar La Dama you can have this Sunday your drinks, food and music all in one place!



What’s on –New Date for Meeting re Preparing for Residents Day.

Tuesday March 1st at 10.30

Nerja Foreigners Department informs that we have had to put a new date for the meeting for the preparing of Residents Day. We apologize for the inconvenience. The meeting will now be on Tuesday 1st March at 10:30 am at the Meeting Room, Salon de Actos, second floor of Nerja Town Hall.

This year, Residents Day will be on Sunday 17th April in the square Plaza de España behind the Town Hall. Any association, club and others can participate.

Please see attachment.

Before the meeting, we appreciate that all participants send us an email to: extranjeros@nerja.es 

confirming 4 things:

  • If your association wants a stand.
  • If your association wants a bar and how many electricity watts you need.
  • If you need a new gazebo tent so we can order it for you.
  • If you need a new name sticker for your tent.


Additional Information re Nerja Residents Day :-

Nerja Foreigners Department will celebrate their annual Residents Day on Sunday 17th April 2016. This day is a tribute dedicated to foreigners who live or spend some time in the lovely town of Nerja.

Residents Day will take place in the square Plaza de España behind the Town Hall. Stands offering their information or products will open to the public from 12 midday to 5 pm. There will be bars and a stage with music, dancing and entertainment during all day up to 5pm.


All Foreign or Spanish associations, clubs, magazines, press, radios, cultural groups, book writers, painters, artists, animal protection or related with animals, medical centres, natural therapies or related with health, typical products of Nerja, the Axarquia or Malaga area, are welcome to participate in this event.

Participating is free. You just have to buy a specific white or beige gazebo tent. You can also have a bar (only 8 bars). The Town Hall will provide a table and 4 chairs for each stand and bars.

There are two types of gazebo tents:

1) Tent with loose poles to be placed by numbers, approx 50 €;

2) Tent with accordion type poles, more simple to install, approx. 80 €. After, you will keep the tent for yourself.

We will give details of where to buy the tent.

Participating stands will have free parking at the Town Hall underground parking in Plaza de España during all day.

In case of rain, the event will be postponed to the following Sunday, 24th April.

All associations and others wanting to participate with a stand, please send an email to Jacky at Nerja Foreigners Department:   extranjeros@nerja.es    We will send conditions information to all new participants.   Limited spaces.

It will be lovely to see you all participating again in this event.




For sale – 53 Videos


Assorted videos ideal for holiday home, family visits, car boots. Any reasonable offer accepted. I can send more photos off all the titles if required.
Dawn, Nerja
634 454 234.     towellfamily  @  hotmail.com




For Sale Never Worn Ladies Pig Skin Suede Jacket (Reduced)

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Never worn (part of label still attached to cuff) Ladies waist length Pig Skin Suede jacket. Spanish size 46 – but fits like a UK size 14 to small 16. Body and cuffs lined with artificial fur. Bargain – cost nearly 100€! Buyer to collect from Penoncillo (opposite Buddha House Indian Restaurant at Torrox Costa).


Tel 609777430 or Email casaianda  @  yahoo.co.uk



Wanted – Tumble Dryer 

Hi, does anyone have a working tumble dryer that they would like to sell?
Must be in good condition. Can collect. Please contact Sue on suseeq2000uk@yahoo dot co dot uk or 622 152 674 many thanks.



For Sale – Beds  & Cabinets


Two 3 foot beds , joined as one by head and foot board. Can be separated. Plus two bedside cabinets. Good condition and very comfortable. 75€

can help deliver if local .


ojr49  @  hotmail.co.uk. Torrox




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