DigameXtra No. 189 for Monday, 21st March 2016  

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Email Scam – Warning

Today we received an email purporting to be a county court summons, it was, unusually, addressed to me by name and asked me to open an attachment to see the details.  As usual there were all sorts of things wrong with it when I thought about it, but like most people an apparent ‘court summons’ worried me at first.   We deleted it without opening the attachment and googled to find it is a known scam originating in America.   The email is in English, addresses you by name and threatens that the case will be heard without you if you do not attend.   If you get this do not open the attachment, it contains a ‘trojan horse’ virus which can allow remote access to your computer to steal personal and financial information.

If you have opened such an email attachment take you computer offline and run a good virus checker at once or see a computer specialist if you need help.




Our 8 Puppies 



Services Needed– Vet

Can you recommend a good vet in the Nerja region, we have had him to a vet several times and the cough still keeps recurring, he has had x rays and cortisone tablets which cure it for a little while and then it comes back, he is not distressed by it but we are.

Robert Maro/Nerja

lizmaro15a @ yahoo.com



Services Needed- Transport

Man with a van needed on 1 April or earlier. Ideally somebody who speaks some German.
Ich suche jemand den mit einem Umzug helfen kann am 1.April oder früher.
Contact: jvandolder1970 AT gmail DOT com



Services Needed-Dentist

Can anyone advise me of a dentist in the Torre del Mar area that takes EHIC as payment
dosjamons (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk



Recommendation Car Body Shop

To the unnamed person who wants a recommendation for car bodywork and
painting, I cannot speak highly enough of the firm below
Gonzalez 2000
Calle Bartalame Esteban Murilla 13
Velez Malaga    Tel 952 55 85 06
They are on the Poligono, easy to find.  Speak to Francisco  ( he
doesn’t like this abbreviated to Paco!!).  He and his brother run the
business.     Very limited English, but if you have some Spanish you
will get along fine.  If you do approach him, mention my name.
I have used them twice, the last being a week ago, and the work has
been of a high quality, with an excellent finish,  the price very
reasonable, and all completed in time quoted. On both occasions when I
arrived to collect the car at the time arranged, it was ready and
waiting for me.  No oversprays or remains of polish.
They were recommended to me by Simon of Talleres Simon, just up the
road, whom I trust totally with all mechanical and servicing work
Jeremy    melbury75  @ gmail.com


The best paint shop in the area is Lucas Pinturas, Pol Amaya, Torrox Costa. They are very professional, reasonably priced and always do an excellent job.

I cannot recommend them highly enough.     Bill


I highly recommend Antonio who’s family owns MAYVI which is located in the Sayalonga parking lot.  We were going to trade in our 2007 Black OPEL Astra.  Antonio has been servicing it for years.  I was going to have him touch up all the campo “dings” and he asked me why?

Your car is in great shape, runs well and has low mileage.  So he offered to paint the whole car which included replacing all the rotted weather strips, faded plastic light fixtures, etc.  All for a very reasonable price and even repainted it with not only black but with metal flake in the paint at no extra cost!   Dave

Very satisfied, very local and family operated.  His son the painter is an artist.  Very little English spoken.



Recommendation Car Respraying service                                                                 I would thoroughly recommend Talleres D.K.W. in Velez-Malaga.                            They do a great job & have always been very helpful & given excellent service. Phone 951 390 875 (Spanish) or 619 401 992 (English)                                               They are situated in Camino Remanente, No16.just off the roundabout on the road to Trapiche.   John


 What’s on-.Pub El Convento Almuñecar

Almuñecar Wednesday March 23 h.21.00 Pub El Convento Plaza La Victoria 20

maste Convent concert


What’s on- Music during Artwalk Wed 23, Thurs 24, Sat 26 & Sun 27 March 2016 Competa

An art trail along 18 locations with works by 28 International artists.                           This year musicians will perform their live music! On Wednesday at  various locations, each in their own style will show their own sound. In the evening at 8p.m. live music by English singer-songwriter Keith James.

On Thursday, musicians will gather to play together during lunch time at the plaza Almijara. On Sunday evening 8p.m. there is a performance at the Cortijo Paco. Peter Kox a professional Belgium trumpettist plays along with two Spanish musicians. It will be a mix of jazz, blues, bosa nova and other latin stuff with fresh improvisations. 5,- entrance in the Cortijo.

On Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March, 11:00 to 19:00, you will see a wide diversity of art in different locations in Competa. Artists and craftsmen will be present and happy to talk about their work, inspiration, vision and techniques. This art walk is growing every year – an event which many people look forward to. Artists living in and near the village take part but also artists from other countries come, especially for this art event.          There is really so much to see and to experience! Paintings, drawings, textile art, ceramic art, bronze and metal sculptures, turned wood and silver jewelry will be shown. Also there are workshops & demonstrations given. If the weather is nice you can enjoy stunning views of the mountains and the sea. There are many restaurants with good quality food, like the Spanish, Moroccan and international cuisine and there are also many lively bars. And one can find local souvenirs & specialties.

A number of artists have given children a creative workshop in the primary school.

This year’s theme: “how to deal with animals.” The works will be shown at various locations.If you are looking for good quality arts & crafts & a good atmosphere, the Artwalk is THE place to be! On behalf of the artists and craftsmen of Cómpeta and the guest artists we welcome you to the 8th Art Walk!Admission is free. The car park in the village will be open.

For more information about the workshops, the music, the artists and the route & flyer of the “Artwalk”

www.artcompeta.com / www.facebook.com/artcompeta

A short promotional film can be seen on the website & fb.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLznRSXgN8Y

fb: artcompeta



What’s on at Sugar and Spice this Easter?

It is going to be a fabulous Easter at Sugar and Spice with bargains, culture and all our usual great shopping opportunities. We’ve been preparing for the new season for weeks and we’re full to bursting with new stock.  You can’t beat indulging in a lovely, sticky hot cross bun and our last delivery of them has just arrived so make sure that you don’t miss out.  We have redesigned our clothes and giftware areas to provide us with more flexibility through different seasons. We are almost overflowing, we can just about squeeze in customers so please come along and browse. We’ve also got new lines on show in our furniture almacen, a new range of painted pine and new styles of Moroccan furniture. We can’t fit everything in so we add new products to our e-commerce shop daily www.lacasabella.es

Super Savings & New Styles

Our Spring clothes sale will start Monday 21st of March, so now is the chance to bag an absolutely fabulous bargain. We have great savings and many stylish clothes on offer for less than 10€ and new Spring and Summer lines arriving weekly

Cómpeta  Artwalk

We will once again be involved in hosting the Cómpeta  Artwalk which takes place Easter Week; Wednesday 23rd,Thursday 24th March, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th March (not Friday) 11 a.m. – 7p.m.

This year there will be 28 participants at 18 locations offering an exciting and diverse selection of arts and crafts. For more information go to:



Summer Opening Hours

From next week we will switch to Summer opening hours and will be open

Monday – Saturday 10am – 2pm

Tuesday – Friday 5pm – 8pm.

During the Artwalk the shop will be open

Wed 23rd 10 – 8

Thurs 24th 10 – 8

Sat 26th 10 – 7

We look forward to seeing you over Easter and beyond

Debbie & Andy

Sugar & Spice
Calle Cazadores 12
(+34) 952 516 117



What’s on- GUIRI Easter Saturday 


Easter Saturday – For a leisurely lunch on the beach with live music, GU!R! are playing at Cafe Del Mar, located on Playa Poniente in Torre Del Mar, next Saturday March 26th from 16:00h. CDM has lots of different areas to sit inside or out, in sun or in shade, a large dance area and a reputation for really good grub.

For more information please see https://www.facebook.com/GUIRI.rock.band



What’s on- B&B Casa Magel

Just to let you all know that the Camino De Rey will hopefully be opening again in the middle of April, there will then be a small charge, no one knows exactly how much yet, but we will keep you informed.


In the meantime we are still open with our offer of 2 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course meal with wine for 100€.

There is lots to do around here and for the more adventurous we can arrange a guided tour of the natural parque of el Chorro and the Camino area on a quad bike, 100€ for 2 persons with a guide. great birthday present for the man in your life!!!

Close by is the wolf park, a must see destination and the beautiful Convento Magdalena has just re opened.

Antequera has the most churches than any other town in Spain and El Torcal (or Fred Flintstone land, as my grandchildren call it)  are close to us.

Book well in advance as we will soon get busy. Offer not on 24th May to 7th April but we are open for B&B.

And many thanks to all those Digamites who have enjoyed their stay here, you were all lovely.


Maggie      casamagel  @ yahoo.com



What’s on- Exercise on Torrox Costa

Join us at 1400 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for exercises that will tighten and tone your body.  Increase your balance, tighten your abdominals, and add flexibility.  Meet at the beach in front of Pepe Rico.  All are welcome!

Questions?  Write to me, Karen, 1bdywellness  @  gmail.com.


What’s on –Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar March coming event and excursion

Tuesday 22nd March – 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.

Tuesday 29th March – Photography Club.  From “Good Shot” to “Great Shot”, why not come and learn the art of photography with Rob Bell Photography. A fun and informal class to help you to get more from your camera/photos. Open to all, from beginners to the more experienced photographer, regardless of the type of camera you use. There will be something for everyone!! Don´t forget to bring your camera. Time at the Centre 16:00h. Ticket price 4€ per lesson available at the Centre. Proceeds for Fund raising.

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- Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar coming excursions April & May

Wednesday 13th April – Coach Excursion to Salobreña & Kitty Harri´s Sculpture Garden. Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar invite you to join friends on a coach excursion to visit the town of Salobreña situated on the Costa Tropical, whose history stretches back 6000 years.  You will climb the very steep hill to visit the old part of the town where the Moorish castle built in the 10th century is situated, which you will be able to visit provided it has re-opened after renovation, entrance ticket included.  You can also see the Mudejar 16th century church, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario  which is built on top of the old mosque. There will also be free time to have lunch.

After lunch you will re-join the coach for a drive up the valley in the direction of the village of Otivar to visit the Kitty Harri´s Sculpture gardens set in two acres, which straddle a mountain ridge that projects into the Valle Tropical (Tropical Valley). There are 150 plus artworks to see and the gardens are continuously evolving, containing many species of palms, shrubs and trees from around the world. There are magnificent views, north to the Almijara and Cazulas mountain ranges, south to the Mediterranean Sea and on a clear day  the Rif mountains of Africa. The entrance fee and refreshments which they serve are included.  Ticket price per person 29 Euros available at the Centre.  Proceeds for fundraising.  Departure times: Viñuela (Football Pitch) 8.40h, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 9.00h, Caleta (opposite Vets) 9.10h, Algarrobo (Lidl) 9.15h.

Tuesday & Wednesday 3rd & 4th May – Coach Excursion to Cordoba Patios.   Please come and join friends of Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar on a 2 day/ 1 night coach excursion to see the Festival of the Cordoba Patios.  This is a contest of patios and crosses that was first started in 1918, where house owners of the city decorate their homes with beautiful flowers and plants in order to win the prestigious awards presented by the municipality.  The patios are in various parts of the city, close to the Jewish quarter and Cathedral and the finest example is found in the Palacio de Viana.

The first day you will stop for breakfast on the way to Cordoba where you will arrive at approximately 11.00h.  You will check in to the 3* Hotel Selu, which is situated about a 10 minutes walk to the Cathedral.  The rest of the day is free to discover the city and have dinner.

After breakfast on the second day there will be a guided tour in English of the patios, after which there will be free time to have lunch and the coach will depart from Cordoba at 16.30h.  Ticket price for a double room 95 Euros per person, single room 115 Euros available at the Centre.  This includes the hotel on a bed and breakfast basis, guided tour, coach and insurance. Proceeds for fundraising.  Departure times Viñuela (Football Pitch) 7.10h, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.35h, Caleta (vets) 7.40h, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 7.50h.

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 – Lux Mundi, Fuengirola April coming excursion and event 

Wednesday 13th April – Coach Excursion to Comares and Colmenar.  Please come and join friends of Lux Mundi,Fuengirola on a coach excursion to 2 white villages in the Axarquia area of the Costa del Sol.  Comares is situated on a cliff over 725 meters above sea level, with wonderful views of the Sierra de Tejeda and the Velez Malaga valley down to the sea. Its history dates back to pre-Roman times and the main traces of occupancy are Arabic.  The town fell to the Mores to the Christians in 1487.

You will arrive in Comares at approximately 11.00h where you will have free time for lunch and can follow the ceramic footprints which show you the way through the very narrow streets of the village to visit the watch tower, ancients town walls, water storage tanks, inscribed stonework, cemetery and the many natural viewing points where you can admire the breath taking views to Velez Malaga and inland, the snow caped mountain ranges of Tejada and Almijara.

You will then depart Comares at 14.00h driving across the Viñuela reservoir embankment and through the beautiful country side to the village of Colmenar, stopping for coffee on the way.  Here you will visit the Honey Museum, where you will learn about how the bees produce the honey and a chance to try some of the different types of honey which is for sale. You will depart for Fuengirola at 17.30h.  Ticket price 22 Euros available at the Centre.  Departure times Feria Ground 8.55h or Bull Ring 9.00h.

Thursday 14th April – Quiz Night. .  Please come and enjoy our Quiz Night at the Lux Mundi, Fuengirola, and Centre. Team up with friends and pit your wits in this fun quiz.  A light hearted evening which includes nibbles and one drink. Bar available and there will be a prize for the winning team!  Ticket price 4 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-mailluxmundif@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.


Wanted – GHD hair straighteners


cook819 @ btinternet.com



For Sale-  Buggy & Steriliser

Bit of a long shot but does anyone out there in Digameland happen to have a lay flat buggy or similar and a bottle steriliser they want to sell.new grandson visiting next week

652176175 or robinhards at gmail dot com



For sale – Telescope  pics

An Equatorial Mount Telescope 300mm/12inch Orion optics

scope01 scope02Comes with sky sensor 2000, computerised locator system, telrad, and a range of lenses and accessories.

Here’s a chance to make use of our lovely clear night skies to look into deep space, see beautiful Saturn, Jupiter, our incredible moon.

Amazing sights.

A bargain!  275 euros

If you like more info, please email us at viholden @ hotmail dot com


For Sale- Ladies golf shoes
golf shoes

U K size 6;   Eu  39

In APARIV shop
Torre del Mar
Mon to Sat 10 am till 2 pm
Or call Anne  693231007



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