DigamExtra No. 202 for Sunday 3rd April 2106

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Still need home for Kayla- Help Please

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I am still looking for a loving home for Kayla my 7yr old German shepherd she is a very loving dog she is fine with other dogs and cats and is good with children she is fully vaccinated and chipped and she is spayed and she has a passport so she can travel anywhere. Its with deep sadness and regret that i have to find a new home for her my husband has had to go back to the UK for work and i have arthritis in my hips and knees so if you can give her a loving home contact me lorrainemartin24 @ outlookdotcom.


Missing Dog / Losing Hope! 

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Still hoping our dog is out there somewhere..

Been missing since dec..

If you know of anything please ring..


Many thanks, Gary


Sand Flies

To the person who wrote about the sand flies. I have lived in the campo , with the beasts for 25 years.      Two things help.  One is invaluable

Firstly, buy Espirales.  They are spirals that you light andd they produce smoke which keeps them away.  I put one on the door step, And, if I’m having friends to dinner, i put on under the table. Just be careful not to burn your toes !

The second ;  don’t swat them as you would do a normal mosquito.  Look at the place where they are biting  And , slowly squash it with a finger.  Slowly, because it’s the pressure of air you make when you swat that warns them that they are in danger.  It works every time.Pamela



Taking Adopted Dogs to UK

I came back to UK from Spain just over a year ago and helped rescues in Spain send adopted dogs to the UK and other places.  I do not think things have changed re the chipping since I helped the last dog come here around a year ago.  I also brought my own adopted Spanish dog with me on return to the UK.

We stopped even bothering to try and re register chips to a “new owner” in Spain via RAIA before travel – the reason – you will have to pay 15 Euros (or it was the last time I did it) and the chip IS NOT internationally linked!  The paperwork can be sent to RAIA to tell them the dog is no longer in Spain as the charge is only made for “changing” the paperwork, not canceling it.  We were paying unnecessary fund raised money for something that was never going to be relevant in the UK.  Also, by the time RAIA got their act together, it could be 3-6 months after the dog had already gone to the UK.  In one case, we sent the dog and forwarded the RAIA paperwork and registration on later, but it was totally irrelevant as it is not needed in the UK to register your dog here and is not needed at the crossing.

What happens is that the number in the passport and the number on the chip must match.  As long as that is correct then there are no worries.  Remember that pet transport companies will be taking dogs for owners – so the dogs are “not their dogs” so there does not have to be ANY registration match to an owner’s address or any own other address to travel, someone could just as easily be taking the dog to the UK on behalf of someone else so all that matters is that the chip inside the dog and the number on the dog’s passport match.

If someone is taking an adopted dog to the UK then what they will want is a letter from the charity/rescue group to say that you have adopted the dog:

  • Letter to be on the rescue or charity’s headed paper
  • The adopter’s name, addresses, contact details and phone number to be in the letter – both previous Spanish address and new UK address
  • A description of the dog and the possible breed/cross breeds, colour markings etc
  • The charity to state clearly they confirm the dog is a rescue dog for the purpose of registering the microchip on the UK database
  • The chip number of the dog
  • The dog’s passport number
  • Signed by an official of the charity – with their contact number, e-mail, phone details in case it is necessary for them to be contacted.

This means when they get to the UK they can go to their new UK vet and get their dog’s chip registered with one of the chip companies here.  The UK vet doesn’t do the registration like they do in Spain – the chip company does this direct with the owner.  What the vet will do is scan the dog and tell the owner which of the chip companies will cover that number.  The vet can give you the relevant chip company’s number to phone.  Then go home and call the company.

The chip company will go through some questions with the owner on the phone – it is important for the owner to tell them that their dog is ADOPTED and you understand they will then cover him FREE OF CHARGE.  This is why the owner needs a letter from the charity.  The company will then send the owner the necessary paperwork to fill out and when they post it back the owner should include the adoption letter (keeping a copy of course for their own records) and they will then be sent the official confirmation that they have a dog registered with a UK chip company, and all for free.

To confirm, I have done this with my own adopted dog and a number of others I helped with adoption in the UK.

Many thanks to  … Tamasine  /Editor


Services Available-Spanish to German to English

I am a recently graduated foreign language college student, and I am available throughout the Axarquia to enable you to communicate between these three languages.

During the past two years I have assisted many clients to there complete satisfaction.

My prices are very competitive but do vary to some extent depending on the clients location.

Please feel free to call me for an initial quote on- 630505196- or alternatively email me-garlevdeckert  @ gmail.com

I am based in the la vinuela area and as I have my own transport am willing to travel.


Garlev Deckert



Services Needed- Car parking needed Burgos / San Sebastian / French border area.

Does anyone know of any cheap long term parking north of Burgos. I will be cycling from the Spain / France border up the Atlantic side to Brittany and back in late June to mid July. Doing my own tour to watch the Tour de France. All the places I can find on the internet are quoting anything from €200 upwards for 20+ days.
Anywhere in this area will do, (Burgos, Bilbao, San Sebastian) it doesn’t have to be official – a friend of a friend will do. I’d be willing to pay €100.



Services Available-

You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans.

For all your local removal needs we have a fleet of vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help.

House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call.

Prices from 25 euros an hour.

Call John on 602 438 130602 438 130 or Alex on 636 121 289636 121 289.  Visit our page……..facebook.com/MenwithVans

Torrox / Nerja and surrounding areas delivering all along the costa.

John 602 438 130602 438 130       Alex 636 121 289636 121 289



Rental Available Torrox Costa

One bedroom bungalow. Torrox Costa. Large, south facing terrace, 40mts from beach, quiet area, close to shops, bars & restaurants, great sea views, large living/dining room, for prices & availability,casalevante1 @ gmail.com



Recommendation Needed –for Man with Van

Hi can anyone recommend a man with a van doing uk to Spain runs

I am looking for qoutes for roughly 6 cubic meters,

Pls contact mcallister165 @ btinternet.com

many thanks in advance.


Response to Advice _Dog Chipping in two countries also  Travelling

In order to safeguard your dog in both Spain and the UK all you need to do is to visit your vet in the UK and have both addresses registered on the database.  Our dog had been micro chipped and registered in Spain for 8 years but we spend 6 months in each country so we simply had our address in England added.  We did this last summer through our vet and only had to pay a small fee to the database company.

With regard to crossing the Channel we find using the Tunnel preferable as the dog is not left on its own in the hold of a ferry.




Recommendation- Pool Garden and Construction Services

We had Malcolm and his team replace the coping stones on our pool and they turned up on the day they promised completed all the works on time leaving everything clean and tidy and all at a reasonable price. We are in Torrox and I believe they cover all of the Digamextra area and can be contacted on Tel 625911953
Graham Torrox


Whats on Today!  Sunday

Kitty Music

Chamber Music today at Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden 1-4pm – well…. chamber music in the open air!

Come for a leisurely and inspiring Sunday stroll around the Garden – a unique experience in Andalucia, 20 mins north of Almunecar.
150 sculptures by 15 international artists set amid a lush garden full of tropical trees, shrubs and flowers.
Open Sundays 10-4. Entry € 10 , includes refreshment and tapa.

Details and directions at www.kittyharri.com



What’s on –Capistrano Clubs- Thank you

To Everyone who comes and supports our efforts, without you, none of this would happen !

As the end of the main season of activities approaches I would like to pay an enormous vote of thanks to the many people who work so tirelessly to provide an incredible range of events that we can all enjoy, I know of no other Community who provides anything like this.

Library                               PatTaylor and Tricia Harmsworth

Philosophy                        Tom bryson

Music                                  all the wonderful presenters

Tai chi                                Bob & Kay Evans

French                               Claude Anfray

Bridge                                Sheila Cornellisen

Lectures                             Roberta Kettel and all her lecturers

Photography                      Jimmy

Films                                   Marty & Vivian Margulies

Salon decorations             Marion & Molly

Wine purchases                 Marion

Technical support             Roger

For all the special events, the “team” and others

Pat, Molly, Lin, Marion, Roger, Geof, Ylva, Elise, Michael, who are always there when asked and to all the others who are the ones always seen at the end of the evening, clearing tables, folding tablecloths, putting away tables and chairs, it really is appreciated thank you so much.


Finally, I would like to pay a very special tribute to Marty and Vivian Margulies who picked up the challenge of planning and running the Capistrano Film nights and have made such an incredible success of it.

It is now with incredible sadness, that I have to tell you that Vivian has recently passed away and to Marty and his family, we all send our love and condolences. We know that Marty has now to returned to his home and family in Florida but, we all sincerely hope that in the future we shall still continue to enjoy his presence here on Capistrano.




What’s on @ Bar La Dama : Weekend’s Special Luxury Dish!


This weekend, at Bar La Dama in Algarrobo-Costa, we will serve you something completely different: one luxury dish with pork fillet ánd monkfish. As you already know by now, this will be served with vegetables and mashed potatoes….

When: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of April

Where: Bar La Dama, Urb. Centro Internacional – Bloque 73, Algarrobo-Costa

What: Luxury Dish with Meat and Fish




What Was On…Success ! – Competa Art Walk

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The 8th Artwalk was a great success!

We estimate that over  2000 people visited the  village to enjoy the artwork experience.

Coming from Almeria, Fuengirola, Marbella, Estapona, Malaga, Granada, Orgiva and many more towns. Many residents and tourists who come a few times a year to the village booked time especially for this event.

We had beautiful weather – never having had such a dry and sunny  weather during the Art Walk days.  Most artists were present and visitors enjoyed talking with them and exchanging ideas about art.

This year we also had live music in various locations. A great combination with art.

The bars and restaurants were packed. They didn’t expect so many guests for this event.

Eighteen of the participants live in or near the village, of whom most are of professional level, the other 10 were invited. Some guest artists came from the Costa del Sol or Costa Tropical – like English Annabel Keatley (Salobrena) Anouk Slegers (Marbella) George Kowzan (Malaga). From further away came Dutch artist Merel Holleboom – all the way by van from Holland to Spain with her drawing machine and many other artworks from colleagues. A lot of people enjoyed making a ‘monoprint’ with her installation!

Iraqi painter Saad Ali came from Valencia, he brought his colorfull paintings on panels and canvas. Dutch Karin Hoogesteger and Danish Ane Meiert Folke and Martin Nybo Jensen came by plane.

There was so much different art to see – abstract, figurative paitnings and drawings, sculptures, jewelry, furniture and so on. There was also a papermaking workshop and a demonstration  of raku-firing and silver casting. For young people there were two kids arts workshops.

Artists did have a great time, meeting the interested visitors and meeting colleague artists and did have (some) sells as well. Visitors were pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of the art on display, loving the  vibrant and creative ambiance in the village. Many thought the trip to the village was well worth it, despite all the bends to journey up into the mountains. Paul Wind will be making a documentary about the event. All of us are looking forward to that report. Next year we’ll go for the 9th time!

more info: http://www.artcompeta.com and on fb: artcompeta

Beautiful & professional art is still displayed in Competa in the Art Gallery Luz de la Vida (www.luzdelavida.es).Thursday & Friday 11-2 & 5-8 Saturday 11-2. Paintings and drawings by Saadi Ali, glass art Frank Biemans, ceramic sculptures by Spanish artist Paz Sanz and Bronze by Lieuwke Loth /



Wanted –Various

We are looking for the following,

2 x Sunbeds/loungers,

chest freezer and a small fridge.

Please email photos, details, cost and contact details to

jmainwood01 @ gmail.com



For Sale-Table & Chairs – Price Reduction

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Octagonal glass table with  wood base and 4 cloth covered chairs, all in good condition, the table is 110 cm x 110 cm and stands 80 cm high from the floor, hardly used, no  offer refused, Buyer collects from Puente don Manuel area. Tel. or text 676305642




Wanted –Various 

I am in need of a washer ,fridge freezer and a work top cooker as cheap as possible
Lloydandswiss1 @ gmail.com


For Sale – Vango Colorado Family Tent Sleeps 4

Attention all Campers Hi Di Hi

Quality Vango Tent Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms. Large Living Area, bedrooms with inner tents and floor.

Fibre Glass poles complete with all lines and pegs. Comes complete with handy carry case.

Ideal for camping in Spain.

Used once only  90 euro.

Please call: 674772589 Nerja



For Sale Beach Items  

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Fold up table and chairs. 40 euros
Beach items lot for 85 euros or can sell separately
email krikjohnson  @ Hotmail dot com

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For Sale Antique Bed


Antique Brass Bed for sale.
With framework only,  200×170 cm.
75 Euro
Peder   609004069



For Sale – 2 Pictures 

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2 pictures for sale.  15 euros each.
Woodland scene 80 X 80.
Bluebell woods 85 X 115.
On canvas, wooden frame.

Perfect condition.

Location, Torrox.
Please call 629 648 269.



For Sale- Selection of kitchen pottery

pottery01Various pottery …25 euros.

pottery02 JugsSelection of  jugs …25 euros

Nerja/ Frigiliana.




For Sale- Two coffee table books – 


Beautifully illustrated.

Perfect condition.
7.50 euros each.
Please call 629 648 269
Located in Torrox.



For Sale Trough Planter

Plant trough

This planter is 1.5m x 33cm x 28cm (not sure if it’s concrete or stone – but extremely heavy)

A local Garden Center suggested a minimum of €200. I’m asking €150 ONO

Can deliver within reason – I am in Torrox Costa

jgathwalker @ yahoo.com


Wanted –Second-hand Trail Bike (Scrambler).

I’m looking to buy a 125cc Trail bike,

An old one in good working order will do fine!

Sayalonga to Nerja area preferably.

Thank you!

Phone David on 625210990.



For Sale-Various    pics .

Above BP Garage fi@fionacole.com 608662717
1 x Hot Water Dispenser €20
1x Vax Hoover €75
1x Dyson Cylinder €99
1x Hoover Cylinder 1800 Watt € 75
1x Pet Hoover €85
1x Electronic Safe €50
1x Quest Steam Mop €75
1x Vax Handheld Steam Cleaner €45
1x Henry Wet Vac on wheels with all wet and dry Tools €150 All Hoovers  come with 6 Months guarantee. Repairs to all hoovers €25 an hour



Wanted Satellite Dish

Does anybody have an 80 – 100 cm satellite dish they no longer need please, bracket and LNB would be a bonus?

Nerja area but will travel within reason.  Thank you

Please reply to badgers9 @  hotmail.com


Wanted Ladys Bicycle

I am looking for the small wheeled type, preferably not too old, with gears, front basket and comfy saddle.  Just for recreational riding near the beach, any reasonable offers entertained.                                                                               Please supply photo with your email to

elise (underscore) broughton @ hotmail (dot) com.


For Sale – Bedroom Furniture  

Final- Furniture Bed

Large chest   1080cm tall
Small chest     560cm tall
Two bedside tables  490cm tall
Complementary  headboard (135cm double)
Four lamps
100 euros the set.
Viewing at Nerja
Contact George at valblick @ hotmail (dot) com



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