DigameXtra No. 173 for Saturday, 5th March 2016

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Crew Needed

I am sailing my Moody 336 from Aegina near Athens to Minorca via the Ionians, Sicily and Sardinia beginning about7th April. I need competent crew for all or part of the trip. If interested in this adventure  please contact me on tel 615344558. Or djcroyle at gmail dot com.
Dennis Royle ( RYA Yachtmaster)


Services Needed–Suede Cleaners

I’m looking for a glowing recommendation for a specialist Suede Cleaners

in Nerja or close by.  I have a beautiful waistcoat belonging to my late

husband and want to have it cleaned.

Many thanks,

52marylynch @ gmaildot com



Services Needed –Transportation of Industrial Sewing Machine

Looking to hire a person with either a van or pickup truck to move an industrial sewing machine from Rio Gordo to Algarrobo…35k distance between the two points. The moving vehicle must have tie down capacity, as the unit is heavy. It is important that it be properly secured so that it will not be able to move during transport.The machine (with table) measures approximately 1,0m wide x 1,25m high x ,50m wide.

Please contact me if you are interested in undertaking this moving task. I would like to arrange it for this week coming.

ellen: 642 464 801


Responses –The Sick Yucca Plant

A couple of days ago someone was asking about a yucca that had gone yellow. In my experience, it either needs water, or if that is not the problem, it needs plant feed. There are most likely no nutrients in the soil anymore so these need to be replaced. You can buy the small blue round granules from a garden centre. Or for better value, go to Los Llanos industrial estate in Torrox Costa and look for the unit where they sell all sorts of feeds for plants and animals, where you can buy a large sack for €15, much cheaper!
Good luck.



Response – Jaguar Car Repair

The price of 5000 euros for a turbo and catalytic converter sounds about right to me for a Jaguar. I have recently paid 4K for a turbo on a Mitsubishi.

An important thing that people look out for when buying used Jaguars is that they have been serviced and maintained by Jaguar specialists, so your mate would be unwise to have a spurious unit fitted.





Recommendation – Shingles Vaccination – Please Respond

A couple of years ago my husband had shingles on his head and face.

Because I had had it myself years ago I recognised it as soon as  the first few blisters presented and we were at the doctor the next morning.  He was given antivirals and had, we think, a lucky escape as shingles near the eyes is especially dangerous.  It is extremely nasty and debilitating illness and anyone who has had chickenpox as a child is liable to develop it as they get older and the immune system gets weaker.  At the time we were told the health service here do not vaccinate so I phoned many private clinics and doctors in the area and no-one offered the vaccination, some tried to tell me it was not useful, some had no knowledge of it at all.  Since then the UK has introduced it on the health service for over 70s so I presume you can get it privately there.

We don’t go back to the UK so that’s a difficult option for us.  I was hoping someone would come up with a recommendation after the Digamextra request but as they haven’t I am wondering if enough of us wanted it whether we could persuade a private clinic to make arrangements for us?

Anyone interested can email me on ron_margaret@hotmail.co.uk, if I get enough responses I will contact doctors again to see if they can help.

(2) Getting the Vaccination

I didn’t have any luck in Spain.  My husband and I had a shingles jab each privately at Nomad travel agency in Bristol.  I believe there are other Nomad centres in the UK.  Don’t know if you can get it in Gibraltar.



Responses –Silks

Everyone seems to be raving about Silks Restaurant on Torrox Costa, it would be nice to have a phone number please.

Thanks Julie



What’s On – Organic Market, Viñuela

organic Mkt

Support local organic producers and pop down to the Garden Centre Organic Market  this Saturday 4th March at the garden centre in La Vinuela on the A356, km 39 between Torre del Mar and Vinuela.

Every Saturday from 10 o’clock til 2.30.

Google link http://goo.gl/nDLk6o.

Great range of organic produce including  local goats’ and cow’s milk cheeses, woodoven bread, (spelt, rye and gluten free ) fruit and vegetables, flours, pulses, nuts and seeds, sugar and rice, pasties, pies, biscuits and cakes, eggs, vegan, vegetarian and super foods, jams and chutneys, spicy sauces and curry pastes, chocolate, olive oil, stevia, herbs, spices and organic and craft beers.

As well as all this browse our selection of handcraft stalls which change every week including silver jewellery and semi precious stones, handcrafted ceramics,pallet furniture, essential oils, natural cosmetics, handmade soaps and beauty products including argan oils.

Come and enjoy a morning’s shopping in a delightful venue and leave plenty of time for breakfast at the coffee garden and sampling the delicious food from the stalls.

PLUS restorative yoga at 11.30 for all.

mercadoecovivero at gmail dot com

655 987 105



What’s on  – Sunday at El Pilon, Competa 

Sunday March 6th from 2pm, Aire Flamenco will be performing at El Pilón in Cómpeta to celebrate UK Mother’s Day. It will be a great afternoon of food, music, and celebrating our mums!!! Make sure your book your table!

Tlf. 952553512/687029147



What’s on- Johnny Q’s Irish Bar

Traditional Sunday lunch served from 1.00pm till 4.00pm. This week we have Roast Beef or Chicken, both served with fresh seasonal vegetables, homemade Yorkshire pudding, roast and creamed potatoes and of course gravy made from the meat juices. 9 euros includes glass of wine.  Choice of homemade desserts at 4 euros.

Booking is recommended

Telephone 634124989

Bloque 9, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa

(Just behind Jings Chinese Restaurant)


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


Screenings at this cinema seem to be getting more and more erratic! This week, no films have daily showings.

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

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

The Lobster – Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. With Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz. Fri 22:20, Sun 12:00, Mon 20:00, Thu 22:00.

Tale Of Tales – Dir. Matteo Garrone. With Salma Hayek, Toby Jones.  Sat 17:55, Sun 20:05, Tue 17:55.


The Revenant, Spotlight and Deadpool are on daily. Zootropolis, 13 Hours, The Room and Brooklyn are on at the weekend. Check website for timings.


Carol – Dir. Todd Haynes. With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara. Daily 20:00, 22:05.

Remember – Dir. Atom Egoyan. With Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau. Daily 16:30, 18:15, 20:25.

Youth – Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. With Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel. Daily 20:20.

Anomalisa – Dir. Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson. With David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Daily 18:35.


What’s on –Bar Amalia, Archez – correction
Sorry folks I put in the wrong date for the rugby yesterday.

It should be Saturday 12th March England vs Wales at 5.00 pm.

Look forward to welcoming you to Bar Amalia. Dot.



What’s on

III Festival of Sacred Music and Early Music “La Liebre de Marzo”

Festival MusicSaturday March 12, 8:30 PM

GRUPO VOCAL SINERGIA                                This respected Málaga ensemble will bring us an “a capella” program with musical pieces spanning the 15th Century until now,  by Ph. Verdelot (1485 – 1552); M Flecha “El Viejo” (1481 – 1553); J. de Mantua (1483 -1559); J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750); J. F. de Iribarren (1699 – 1767); A. Bruckner (1824 – 1896), among others.

Saturday March 19, 8:30 PM     FALUKA

This Granada-based group explores music originating in various Mediterranean countries in order to better understand the musical heritage of Spain. They will interpret romances and songs of the Sephardic Spanish tradition, from the Greek and Turkish culture, and from the Magreb and Mashreq periods from the 10th to 15th Century.



What’s on Art Exhibitions   

maggie Art

Local artist Margaret Riordan has two Art Exhibitions now and over the summer 2016 at Bar Choto Playa on the N340 at Peñoncillo beach, Torrox Costa,

(Not Tues).  (next to Ruta 34 motorcycles shop)

and in Restaurante Sevillano– El Rincón, Calle Gloria, Nerja

I am a self-taught artist (retired secretary)  I was born in Bristol, England, and have been painting and drawing all my life.  I’ve entered many competitions with success at local and national level and over 300 of my works have been sold throughout the UK, Europe and North America.



For Sale –Various


vaar02 var01 varo3

A fridge – LG ( no frost) –

in good condition and working order


only a few scratches at the side and at the front door.

150 euros

var05 var04

Two small wooden tables

15 euros each


A wall clock metal (battery) with dials on both sides

15 euros

Buyer to collect in Torrox campo

Please contact




For Sale –Round marble coffee table

coffee tab

Good condition. 25€  mo 691973456, or, ojr49@hotmail.co.uk. Torrox campo,



For Sale –Small book case

Medium oak colour in good condition. Suitable for books, DVDs or for displaying your treasures.
Located in Competa pueblo.
Buyer to collect
Contact 625734196



Wanted- Portable Gas Fire

Has anyone got a portable gas fire in good working order

(with gas bottle) that they no longer need?

lyndafranklin at hotmail dot com



For Sale – Zanussi Tumble Drier  pic


Zanussi condensing tumble drier, hardly used excellent condition.

Buyer collects from Las Chosas near Triana.

95€ Ono
I heron 246 @ hotmail dot com. Or phone 622779131


For Sale Travel Cot & Pram

Pocapecunia, the charity shop in aid of The Love A Child Foundation, sells

– a travel cot, make Little Tikes, 22,50 euros

– a baby stroller) make Scallywags, 15 euros

Opening hours: 10am – 1.30 Mon-Sat. Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja.



For Sale Top Loader Washing Machine     

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Hoover Otsein 6Kg white top loader

​automatic ​washing machine in good working condition.

Multi programmes.  Stainless steel drum.

New thermostat recently installed.

​ Measurements – Wide 40 x Height 90 x Depth 60 cms.​

Note the height of 90 is with the lid closed.

​ ​Price is 50 ​euros.

Buyer to collect from Torrox Costa.
E-mail rjfdaf @ gmail.com
Mobile: 609 046 312 or  608 556 252



Wanted Garden Parasol Base
We have just had a 3 metre garden parasol rebuilt and recovered, and
are now looking for a substantial base in which to plant it, which
would need to take a 36mm diameter pole.  Does anyone have one for
sale, or alternatively knows where we can buy one. The heavy cast iron
broad based ones often seen in cafe bars would be ideal, but plastic
seems to be a nono, as the last one we  had, and filled with sand,
soon cracked and gave up the ghost
Any help would be appreciated  EMail   melbury75@gmail.com



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