DigameXtra No. 199 for Thursday, 31st March 2016

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 Driving with a dog from Spain to UK via Calais – advice please

I’d be grateful if someone could talk me through what is needed for taking a dog back from Spain to the UK.

I’ve adopted a dog here through one of the local animal charities and he has his Spanish pet passport, which I believe is up-to-date. I’ll be driving my own car, through Spain and France, with ferry from Calais to Dover.

My sticking point is that his chip is still registered to his deceased owner and the process to transfer this to me will take longer than I’m able to remain in Spain.  (Spanish vets are refusing to transfer his chip registration to me, even with the charity adoption papers, and the registro RAIA needs to write to the deceased owner…(!))
My plan was to see a vet in France before the ferry crossing for the required “check” before travel, and I need to know if it’s an issue that his chip is not registered to me, and I don’t have a letter of authority (from his deceased owner…) to transport him..?  Do French vets even have access to the Spanish Registro RAIA?

Also, any thoughts on the better ferry company, DFDS or P&O, for travelling with a dog?

Many thanks,


email: essentiallye @ googlemail.com; tel: 616 530035



Work Available – El Pino 

Restaurant El Pino are looking for more members of staff to join our team.

The following positions are available.

Experienced Chef (Full time)

Trainee Chef (Full time)

Waiter/Waitress (Full/Part time)


All applicants must have an NIE number.

Food handling certificate will be needed but can be arranged.

Spanish speaking not essential but preferred.


To apply please contact Paul on 659 778 105 or email on

info @ elpinorestaurant . com



Services Needed –Salsa / Latin / Soul Band for a Wedding  ´

Lake Vineula in October 2016

Can anyone recommend a good quality local group that won´t cost a fortune?

Please contact Paul on the following email

stockholmguiri @ gmail dot com


Services Available IPTV Boxes

IPTV boxes now available for your entertainment needs.
Comes with 12 month support, and updates.
Just email me, or phone for details.
andyview1 @ gmail.  com


Services complete video/audio services  

Video logoWe offer a complete video/audio service.

We can transfer your favourite videos on to DVD’S or portable hard disc.(Std/Hd) All formats. VHS. SVHS, VHSc, HI8, H8.DV, AVCHD, Betacam, Mini Card.

Only 10 Euros per hour of video

DVD/VIDEO copying.. Conversion Pal/Ntsc/Secam. Slides to Dvd.

Cine film 8mm or Super 8 transferred to Dvd.

Audio cassettes converted to MP3 format, transferred to CD or other media. Vinyl Records LP & EP. transferred to CD or other media.

Floppy discs transferred to Cd.

Colour slides converted to slide show.

Free collection & delivery Nerja area.

Discounts available for quantity.

Tel Richard 659458020 or email nerjavideo@gmail.com for a quotation.

Visit our website www.costadelsolvideo.com for further information


Services Needed-Internet in Torre del Mar

Does anyone know of a provider in Torre del Mar who won’t drill holes                or charge a fortune for the internet?   Help please!  Celia1953@hotmail.co.uk



Rental Available Torrox Pueblo.

Fabulous 3 bed, 3 bath house with two roof terraces one of which houses a splash pool,both giving uninterrupted mountain views,  partial underfloor heating, solar, open fire, wifi. Long term rental E675 per month plus utilities.

mauricemulvihill   @   gmail.com


Response… ­Car Importation Recommendation                                

The person that made an amazingly good job of registering my Classic Mercedes Benz import form USA is William (contact details: gandiacorp  @ hotmail.com and comes seriously, highly recommended.  Any questions, just ask, regards, John.


Recommendation- ​Gas Repairs

Placido Roman Ortega in Torre del Mar. Email: fontagas at gmail dot com.

Speaks only Spanish, but is punctual and helpful.

By the way: is the hot water supply unstable?

Try turning down the water supply to the heater, using the lower botton

(turn all the way clockwise) – if you have got the same type as us (Cointra Godesia). Does not sound logical, but perhaps it will work.   Birgit




I want to recommend the garden of the Costa Torrox Garden Center

It is totally natural and the vegetables have a lot of flavour.

If you wish – they cut what you choose and you take it to you.

This is near to Lidl Torrox Costa



What’s on Casa Maria Monday Night Jams Are Back


Casa Maria Monday Night Jams Are Back

Everyone Welcome

20:00 to 00:30



What’s on- Thursday at Bahia de Tanit


Why not see March out with some lunch and live music on the beach at Bahia de Tanit in Torre Del Mar after the Thursday markets in Torre del Mar and Velez-Malaga? From 14:00h to 17:00h.

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




What’s on  El Varadero on Sunday  


Are you at a loss for something to do this Sunday afternoon ??
It’s time to get your ‘Glad Rags’ on this Sunday at 3pm, and
‘Rock Along’ with The Flying Dolphins. One of the best all round
entertainment bands on the Costa Del Sol.
Brand New ‘Special Three Course Menu – 8.95​

€ ‘ as well as a​ full à la carte

​menu and ‘English Specials’ ​to select from.

F​ree Admission & Free Parking​

Last time The Dolphins lifted the roof off with their talents, excellent music, excellent atmosphere and excellent food.
Everyone will be dancing, singing and letting their hair down.
Commences 3pm, ​  don’t be late, make it a date ………

Table reservation is highly advisable Reservations, 622 257 817​ Allen​


What’s On – Baalcon de Competa

Do not forget the following events in our Hotel and Bungalows:

Friday 1st April. Pie Night from 19.30h in our Restaurante

16th April. Live Music with Barry  Marx from 19.30h in our Restaurante

17th April. Matching Menu with Juanjo Sanchez Somellier, only 22 euros per person including 5 glasses of Wine and 5 dishes

Book your table before it is full:
95255 3662           info at hotel-competa dot com


What’s on Day trip to La Carihuela and Guzman’s garden centre

Trapiche outing


What’s on- Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar April coming excursions

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 Señora 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.

Thursday 21st April – 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 (Vets) 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.

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.

On the first day you will stop for breakfast on the way to Cordoba where you will arrive at approximately 11.00am.  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 16.30.  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) 7.10am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.35am, Caleta (vets) 7.40am, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 7.50am.

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- Spring Fest Saturday 2nd April

Garden Mkt Sat

Come and celebrate spring with us at our Spring Fest this Saturday 2nd April at the Garden Centre Organic Market in La Vinuela.

An all day event with live music from Mentally Ska’d at midday, workshops and activities for kids in the morning.

All this plus fabulous food including vegetarian, vegan, sugar free and gluten free, and organic products and crafts in the all day market.

From 10 til 18.00, find us on the A356 between Torre del Mar and Vinuela at Viveros El Algarrobo.       Google link http://goo.gl/nDLk6o.

mercadoecovivero@gmail.com     655 987 105


What’s on – Lux Mundi, Fuengirola coming events and excursion 

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 18.00 for 18.30.

Thursday 21st April – “Concert Night” with the “Touch of Class” Choir. Lux Mundi, Fuengirola invite you to join friends at the Centre for an evening of song and entertainment performed by the choir which was founded in May 2014 and range in age from 5 to 75 plus years. They perform under the musical producer, director and choreographer Pauline Hulme.  They will entertain you for free to help Lux Mundi with the “Cocina Solidaria” that feeds the unfortunate people of the area and the homeless.  Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre, which includes tapas and a drink.  Time 17.30h for 18.00h.

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.


What’s on Car Boot/Market ,Sunday 3rd April.

The car boot sale/market at El Pantano Restaurant overlooking Lake Vinuela on Sunday 3rd April.9.30 to 1.pm.

Easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.

Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park /bar is just ahead on the right hand side , plenty of parking.

There are always bargains galore……old and new.

Locally grown fresh fruit and veg.

Homemade jams and marmalade and chutney.

Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.

Greetings cards.

Always a good selection of DIY tools.


(New) Ladies clothing.

Large selection of paperback and hardback books.

Second hand clothing( some extra large sizes)

Come along to this well established market and pick a few bargains up.

The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink.

Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available

Bar is open from 9.30 serving coffee drinks and food.

For any additional information, please ring Sandy on 619471301

If by any chance the market is cancelled due to bad weather it will be on the week after.

What’s on  Organic Cheese and Wine tasting afternoon at Casa Montes Negros on Saturday 9th April


Enjoy the peace and beauty of the countryside at Casa Montes Negros, organic smallholding whilst savouring the different cheeses and wines including goat, cow and sheep cheeses.
The price of 25 euros per person includes 5 varieties of cheese and wine, accompanied by crackers, homemade bread and complementary sauces and pickles.
The meeting point is El Cruce car park in Trapiche at 4.30.
Link: http://www.goo.gl/maps/EOeTX
From there we guide you up to the farm, another 15 minutes away. Or if you prefer not to drive we can give you a lift and return you to the meeting point for 3 euros extra per person.
To reserve your place please contact Rachael on 655 987 105 or emailcasamontesnegros@gmail.com. For more information about Casa Montes Negros, do take a look at our website




For Sale –Bedroom Furniture

bed furn

We have 2 Pine 5 drawer chest of drawers with metal handles and 2 matching 3 drawer cabinets. Please see photo.

We have used in our bedroom but great furniture for any room of the house.

75 euros for all 4 pieces.

Would consider selling separately.

Contact Karen on 665134061 or email mindypusskaren at aol dot com



For Sale – Two x Two Seater Sofas

corner01 corner02 black leather – as new – purchased from the danish shop in Caletta. 150 euros each or 275 euros for the pair.

Competa area. to view ring  681186536  or  634303161. 


For Sale

Join us for an afternoon event on the farm of Organic Cheese and Wine tasting with Mitxel y Carina  – cheesemeisters from La Leshe Que Tan Dao on Saturday 9th April at 5 pm.



For Sale Three pieces of white marble

.25x40x3 cm no reasonable offer refused buyer collects. Reprinted with full email address                Gwenroyle @ gmail dot com                                                    Gwen Royle
+44 7890398062



For Sale- Grill & Sandwich Maker

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Lean mean grilling machine – perfect condition.

15 euros
Sandwich machine.  Perfect condition.

10 euros.

Located in Torrox. 629648269.


For Sale- Mobile Air Conditioner

Air Con

A  mobile conditioner  for warm and cold air and humidifier (has a waterreservoir), on wheels, dimensions 88/38/24 cmtrs.

Has a manual in spanish  and a remote control (never used).

price  30 euro. Contact  ceelaika @gmail.com  or Adrian 616311333



For Sale English Paper Back Books.

50c each.

Buyer Collects or could meet in Eroski Car park, Torre del Mar.

Books Located in Torrox Pueblo.

Contact: abizzyb @ hotmail.com

Tel 95 253 9357



 Wanted – Electric Kettle

Mine has packed up and hoping to find a pre-loved replacement electric kettle in good working order.

Please contact Nikki by email: essentiallye  @  googlemail.com; or

tel: 616 530035



For Sale A pair of matching light brown sofas

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A pair of matching light brown sofas.

One three seater and a second two seater.

Used but very good condition.
Please call Alejandra (Alex) on 639074160 to arrange a viewing.

500 Euro for the two items.



Wanted – Grass Cuttings

Looking for organic grass cuttings (i.e., no chemicals have been used on the grass), to use as mulch in our organic garden. Happy to bag up, collect and take away. Just ring us and we’ll call for them, anywhere in Nerja, Maro, Torrox, Frigiliana, Algarobbo,Velez.      Dave 622245505, or Gill 633405560




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