DigameXtra No. 165 for Friday, February 26th 2016

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Warning – Processionary Caterpillars

Whilst walking my dog this evening I saw two rows of these caterpillars crossing the track.

This was about 7pm on Carril del Espejo, Competa, about 500 metres before the boundary with Torrox. Map reference 36.788257, –3.971101.

There is a pine tree near the track covered in nests so they are obviously on the move. Take care. Alan.



Sad News –

As a dear friend of Sheena, and on behalf of her husband John and family, I am very sad to advise you that Sheena died on 23rd February in Velez Comarcal Hospital. The funeral is on Sunday 28th at 12noon at La Esperanza, c/camino de cementerio, s/n Velez Malaga. tel 952 54 93 45 or 952 50 15 81.   The map info is on  http://velez-malaga.callejero.net/arroyo-camino-cementerio.html  (it is not the one opposite Lidl)

No flowers please by request but donations to Cancer charities will be appreciated.

Thank you so much.

Tricia xx


Organic Coconut Oil                                                                                                           You can get Organic Coconut Oil in Eroski in El Ingenio in Velez-Malaga. Just under 6 euro for a jar. I think Iranzos in Nerja also stocks it but it is a lot more expensive.           Cecilia


Update on the litter of puppies…..

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The six puppies near me in Torrox campo are growing fast and some wonderful people are starting to come forward to help – here is the latest film of their progress – are you the chosen one  ?

Puppy Rescue 4


If you can help in any way please call



Skype – christopher.john.barrett



Services Needed Guttering Repairs

Amendment of email address of the requester-

fmellers66  @  yahoo.co.uk



Service Needed – can anyone add a person to a photograph?

If so can you please email  me at patriciagaywood  @  hotmail.com
thank you



Service Available – Domestic / Cleaning Help

Hi, I have now some slots available in Torrox Costa and Nerja if you’re looking for help around the home.

I am honest, reliable and can provide reference from existing clients.

Do you need help with general cleaning, ironing or gardening?

Whether it be weekly, fortnightly or monthly “I’m the maid 4 u”

Email me for further details at imthemaid4u  @  gmail.com



Services Available- Man available for many different types of work.

Gardening from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality, transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 8€ per hour per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Computer maintenance, upgrades, virus removal, servicing, training, new machines, networking, web design and maintenance. Laptops or desktops, 20 years experience with all operating systems and software. 10€ per hour (web design is a fixed price depending on your requirements) or fixed price quote if you prefer, no call out charge, no fix no fee.
Painting and decorating interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 8€ per hour per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Pet/Housesitting service, dogs a speciality (I have 5 of my own!) 20€ per 24 hours or part thereof.
I have a lot of experience both in the UK and Spain in all of the services offered and references are available for any or all of my skills. I am available at all times (providing I am not already booked) evenings, weekends and holidays are all included at no extra charge (Yes, even Christmas – though you will need to book that one early!)
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future!
Based in Arenas but can travel anywhere in Digameland


Rental Needed –two, 2 bedroom apartments in Torrox Costa, Santander bank area or El Morche, for long term rental, preferably unfurnished,

350€ per month

Tina 635864866 happyhomerentals78 at gmail.com



Rental Available –  Long term rental property

Torrox park 3 bed, 2 bath, unfurnished property with garden front and back, communal pool,

550€ per month

Tina 635864866 happyhomerentals78 at gmail.com



Rental Available – Torrox Costa

We have a 3rd floor flat for rent in Torrox Costa, immediately behind the SuperSol Supermarket, in a quiet area, close to all shops and amenities.

It has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dinning/sitting room.

It comes with UK TV, Wifi, lift access, underground garaging and a common garden & pool area.

It is available from early March 2016 onwards.

Price is €600 pcm plus electricity and water

If you wish to view, please email or call me.

Ray Craig
Email …….  ray craig @ live dot com (remove all spaces)

iPhone …  0034 608 568 602


Recommendation –  Praise for Telfonica Movistar

Great service

Praise for Telfonica Movistar’s great service
Over the past ten years I’ve heard many complaints about Movistar (Telefonica). Typically people claim they are slow, they don’t fix problems, their ADSL connections fail to meet promised speed, and their staff don’t speak English.
We have had a Movistar landline ADSL data connection packaged with a mobile phone for years. When there has been the occasional problem it has been solved either by phoning 1004, where there are English speaking personnel (we don’t speak Spanish), or by going to one of the Movistar shops.
I recently doubled the ADSL speed to 20Mb in a simple online process after discovering, while doing a routine internet speed check, that I could get twice the speed at no extra cost. I ordered it online and it worked three hours later. The speed we actually get is 19.5Mb.
Two days ago our Movistar ADSL modem/router stopped working. The lights went out and it was dead. I phoned 1004 and within 30 seconds I had an English speaking lady on the phone. The problem was quickly registered and I was told a technician would call me. That happened two hours later. He asked if I was home and if so he would be at our house in five minutes (up beyond Competat at Canillas de Albaida). He came with a new router and it was up and running perfectly within 10 minutes, at no charge to us. A very helpful man who even spoke quite good English.
We pay a very few euros more a month for our package compared with other services we have seen, but the peace of mind we achieve from having a reliable internet, also for hassle-free TV, is worth every cent. I am very satisfied with Movistar’s services. The speed at which our dead modem/router problem was solved is just outstanding.



Recommendation Needed –  for installers for Air Con.

With heating.

Tried searching previous blogs without success.

Please reply to Digamextra. TIA. Frank .



What’s on ZimmerZ

ZimmerZ playing music from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and rock and roll.

Come along to Moreno’s, Puente don Manuel.

21.00 Friday 26th February.



What’s on This Weekend at Silks Sports Bar and Grill

Friday night karaoke from 8.30pm

Come along and join in the fun!
Saturday live sports

1.45pm West Ham v Sunderland
4.00pm Southampton v Chelsea
6.30pm West brom v crystal palace

Six nations rugby

3.25pm Italy v Scotland

5.50pm England v Ireland
Boxing from 8.30
Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg

Sunday live sports


3.05pm man utd v Arsenal

5.30pm Liverpool v man city
Marc’s Sunday roast (formerly Ateneo)
12.30pm to 6pm
Roast topside of beef with homemade Yorkshire pudding
Roast turkey with homemade sage and onion stuffing

Roast pork with baked apple
Accompanied with roast and creamy potato purée

Carrot purée with ginger

Minted petit pois

Cauliflower cheese

Homemade gravy


Reservations advised
Tel 952967226
Opening hours

Daily 12 midday to midnight (closed Thursday)
Tel 95296722

Situated just behind the big Chinese clothes shop on the Paseo Maritimo,

Torrox Costa, Block 8.
Opening hours



What’s on – Yoga   poster

Comp Yoga

Friday the 26th of February @ CómpetaYoga:

Theatre workshop: Improvisation. Hope to see you all there!



What’s On – Gasoline   


Gasoline poster

If you are looking for a fantastic place to enjoy some really good music,
come along and enjoy the musical talents of
a really exciting duo,  ‘ Gasoline’  who will be playing for your delight at
El Varadero,
Playa Playazo
(The Old Boatyard Bar )
This Sunday afternoon at : 3 O’Clock until 6.30pm

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



What’s on at AliOli, Competa’s Gourmet Chill Out Bar

Come and join us at AliOli, Competa’s warm and cosy gourmet chill-out bar.

Indian Curry Nights – Friday 26th & Saturday 27th February


Popadums and pickles

Onion bhajias – starter or side dish

Chana saag


Chicken Achari – a Nothern Indian dish using pickles  packs a punch and very authentic in flavour.

Lamb Madras – a well known classic Indian dish

Chana Saag – vegetarian option as main or side dish. A classic dish with spiced chickpeas and spinach


Onion bhajias

Chana saag

Roti – Indian bread

Raita – cooling yoghurt side

Coming up in March

AliOli 1st Birthday celebration -come and celebrate with us – more information to follow.

Telephone Christian 952516137 or mobile 633172519

email chrisincompeta @gmail .com (no spaces)

Check out our new website: www.zamion.net/alioli


Wanted – under worktop fridge

I’m looking for an under worktop fridge, preferably with ice box or, alternatively, a small fridge freezer. I’m in Nerja.
Contact: chookyhen  @  rocketmail.com



For Sale –  Single bed frame with mattress

bed n mattress

In good clean condition (hardly used).  No headboard.

10 € for quick sale as we need the space!
Buyer to collect from Competa pueblo – parking available nearby.
Telephone 951 242 243



Wanted Mag 250 or Mag254.


please ring 690854154.
Wanted – Free Range Eggs

Can anyone tell me where I can buy proper free range eggs. By free range I mean the chickens spend some time outdoors. I know the supermarkets have a version of fresh campo eggs, but I prefer to buy direct from owners if possible.
I have been buying my eggs from a Spanish man in the campo, who assured me my eggs came from country local chickens. I have since found out the chickens do live locally in the campo, but never leave the shed, to me that’s not free range.
I live in the Torrox area, please reply to Digamextra as others may be interested
Many thanks




For Sale – Ski Items

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For Him :-  1 Pair Soloman ski boots sx.62,

1 Set spalding skies arrow carbon,

1 Nev ica all in one salopette.
For Her: 1Pair soloman 63 ski boots ,

1 Set of dynar visa skis,

1Blue salopet all in one .
1Sleeping bag .. also

gloves, wool hats  all in excellent condition , hardly used.
200.00 euros or near offer.

ring 690854154 or 616812765.



Wanted- Tumble Dryer

looking for a tumble dryer

If anyone has one for sale please contact me,

tel bob on 679598264 or e-mail on,

robertinsedella  @  gmail.com



For Sale Furniture/Items – Apartment Clearance

White cupboards big/small 150 € / 50 €

Sideboard 30 €

Chest of drawers 20 €

bedroom- double bed 180 x 200 (possible to separate) incl. good quality mattresses, bedside tables, chest of drawers and mirror 200 €

coffee table glass/chrome 120 €

coffee table set-bamboo, very solid top quality with tiles-top, 4 armchairs with upholstery 135 €

4 white bar stools 10 € each

2 Alu sunbeds, very solid quality, foldable, like new 50 € each

“Bicycle” home trainer 50 €

set of various curtains with rails etc. and other small items

All items to be seen in Torrox Park this Saturday/Sunday after 3 pm.

Please contact “Maid Marion” under email “alegria6 at gmx dot com”

to agree for an appointment and get  more detailed information by mobile.

Prices certainly will be negotiable

There are photos of each item – please contact the vendor for them –

alegria6 at gmx dot com



For Sale – Original Paintings       

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Framed oil painting 45 x 55 cm of Flamenco.

195 euros.

Signed print of Cat and the Lion,

framed and ready to hang, 28 X 23 cm

18 euros

Framed, signed print of Donkey Taxi, 23 x 28 cm approx.

18 euros.

Framed, signed print of San Roque square, 23 x 28 cm approx.

18 euros.


mariordan at aol dot com



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