Digamextra No. 211 for Tuesday 12th April 2106

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Water Shortage in Competa?

I have heard, from more than one person, that Cómpeta is extremely short of water, due to the fairly dry winter, and that the mayor has been negotiating for a supply to keep us going through the summer. As this is something that affects us all, I thought it ought to be made public knowledge, so that everyone can do their bit to conserve this valuable commodity and waste as little as possible. Those of us who live in the campo generally have a water deposito which will keep us going when the town water is cut off (and it has been off most of this last week), but that does not last for ever and, of course, it immediately fills up when the town water is turned on again, so any saving the town has made is immediately lost! Please think carefully when using water and conserve it for re-use wherever possible. Gwen



Tai Chi

Are you a passionate, certified and legal Tai Chi teacher?

CómpetaYoga is looking for a teacher to offer classes on a weekly basis to our lovely students.

Feel free to contact me for further information.
Inez Leniére López – Competa Yoga

C/Trinidad 26b, 29754 Cómpeta

T: +34 661 188 466




Puppy Rescue


We are getting on really well in our foster home and helping with house work and in the garden – just so you know how clever we are – and we are so looking forward to a home of our own – Milly, Dilly and Tilly.

see how busy we have been –

Puppy rescue 10



Seeba Films




Services-Roofer – Response

What is the area you require the Spanish roofer.   Normally Spanish building tradesmen will only work within a given radius of their village.

If you are living near to La Vinuela, then I know and have used an excellent Spanish builder who replaced my flat roof.      Gina



Services Available Insurance

Saga UK vehicle insurance covers you for a full 12 months out of the UK but do make sure your UK MOT is in date! I got a new one a week before we left even though it wasn’t due for 5 months. The Saga vehicle breakdown recovery is also for a full 12 months out of the UK. Be truthful about your expected mileage though….

The one problem could be, Spanish law limits you to 6 months in country with UK rego…. if you get stopped.

We did France, Spain and Portugal but with two long separate periods in Spain, one over 6 months,

Cheers, Keith



Services Available – Cleaning Services pic

Experienced cleaning and handyman.

I realise how important it is that the cleanliness of a holiday property is comparable to that of a hotel. I a provide a meticulous cleaning service for all holiday lets and change-overs.

I also have linen and towel service – either washing and ironing. I pride myself on a spotless, precise and a well-run service.

It is inevitable that any holiday property will require repair work or proper maintenance. I also service provide reliable repair or maintenance work with minimal disruption to guests and the property itself whether that is a lick of paint, repair work or garden maintenance.

Domestic Cleaning Also available

Prices Approx: 3 Bedroom change over  clean 50 Euro, 2 Bed 40 Euro and 1 Bedroom 30 Euro. Domestic Cleaning 8 Euro an hour.

I cover approx 15 km radius of Nerja. BICS and COSH certified.

Call Ken on 642286692 or email Bronsonandflorence @ mail dot com



Services Available-Panic Buttons


Panic buttons are available in Spain through Social workers at your local health centre ,the social worker will help you obtain one if you have the correct paper work they will help you fill in the form and make telephone calls . The clerk on the desk at your local pensonister  club is very helpful too with this matter but found much more hands on help with the social worker
Hope this helps Dorothy


We have a panic button supplied by the Junta de Andalucia.   Our local Social Worker (Trabajador Social) dealt with our request and it is a very good service.

We have used it several times, and it has given us a degree of peace of mind as we live in the ‘campo’  with no near neighbours.

I believe the monthly cost depends on your income.  Ours has cost €10.80 per month but is about to become free as our dependence has increased.

I hope this helps:  we are not in the Nerja area but it must surely be the same all over Andalucia.

Best wishes,

Diana .    e-mail :     ariel70 at gmx dot com



Services Available-Transport to U.K:

We have a van leaving for UK on 3/4 may . This trip we will be heading up to East Anglia and then cross country to Wales   but can try and help if anyone needs  deliveries in other areas . Return to Spain 12 /13 may for any items to come this way .

Please contact andrewcorker@gmail.com or telephone Anne on 655542064



Services Needed-Dental Hygienist

Not having to date found a dental hygienist in Spain (usually it is the dentist themselves doing a 15 minutes poke and scrape),  I choose to go back to the UK for hygienist appointments.

Can anyone recommend a professional dental hygienist on the Costa del Sol (within 1 hours drive either side of Malaga).  Callan    kalan1507 (at) gmail.com



Services Needed-Flamenco Guitar Teacher

Anybody in Digame Land know of a great Flamenco guitar teacher with much patience for a 52 year old in Torrox Pueblo with mobility problems?

I’ve put out ALL my feeders and NO ONE has come up trumps!

Mobile phone No:  0044 07905 178610





Recommendation- Car Insurance  

(1) Try Patricia Camps Liberty Seguros.

She is very helpful, her office is in Torre Del Mar near the  Police Station.                Her contact addresis patricia.camps@exclusivos.libertyseguros.es                  good luck Frank Shaw

(2)  SAGA (UK) will insure your UK car for unlimited EU travel. The only proviso is that you have to inform them if when your stay exceeds 6 months, but your cover will continue to be valid.

They are not the cheapeast, but it will probably be cheaper than having separate insurance in 2 countries.

Alan, Alcaucin



What’s on-Table Top Sale

Our Table Top Sale is tomorrow Tuesday 12th April at La Vega Bar Restaurant in Torre del Mar.
Do come along and bag a bargain.
When?  Tuesday 12th April 2016
Where?  La Vega Bar Restaurant in Torre del Mar
Time? Doors open at 12noon
For more information or to book call Gail on 951067723, email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.ukor catch us on the web at www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk.
The Phoenix Club is a registered association raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK.  We meet every tuesday (bar bank holidays) at the bar restaurant La Vega in Torre del Mar between 12 noon and 2pm.  Bookings/payments can be made from 12.15 onwards.



What’s on- At last it is official ! Singing is good for you!


According to a report in the  Daily Mail and BBC News, singing reduces stress hormones, can help to boost your immune system which can help the body to fight illnesses. Depression can be eased by singing – due to the adrenaline you produce when singing and breathing!
The mere connecting with others in a group of happy people generates good feelings and brings confidence.
Scientists found that just one hour of singing significantly improves levels of immune proteins. Experts have long known that singing improves your mood! The choir featured on BBC News consisted of carers and cancer sufferers and members were finding that singing in this happy atmosphere was helping them to fight this terrible disease. People who already enjoy singing in a choir are aware of the benefits so why not give it a go and join us in  “One Voice” based in Competa or in Vinuela  “CoraXalia”

You don’t need to be able to read music (although it does help!) just have a willingness to  learn and a commitment for 2 hours once a week. Any age, any nationality, any gender – all are welcome. The Competa choir  rehearse on aThursday afternoon from 2.30 – 4.30 in a room called Fernan’s  Bar, which is behind Competa’s Town Hall. We sing all types of music and in several languages.

We have recently joined up with our sister choir in Vinuela for a wonderful concert in Granada and have been invited to sing in Padua, Italy, and also next year again in Granada’s Music Festival.
For more information please contact Jo or Tom Robinson at jotom20042003 at yahoo dot com



What’s on-Nadfas Lecture Today  pic

Nerja Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Tuesday April 12th 2016

6pm The Cultural Centre (Casa Cultura) Calle Granada NERJA

Visitors most welcome €10

Wanderings amongst the nomadic tribes of Iran and Afghanistan

Searching for the woven art and symbolism of the nomads

A fully illustrated Lecture in English by Brian MacDonald

Sponsored by  La Caixa Bank


“My time spent in Iran and Afghanistan during the 1970s began to foster a passion for the wonderful weavings produced by nomads on basic ground looms and the symbolic representation contained within this woven art. My subsequent visits were spent travelling and searching amongst nomadic tribes for these exquisite 19th century weavings, which have become harder to find and have now virtually disappeared.

Today, these nomadic people no longer weave spontaneously and the language of symbols is lost. The meanings may now be forgotten by the weavers but the magical and mythical symbols remain – pan of the endless cycle which has linked countless women for thousands of years.


This lecture illustrates the woven art of the nomads as they move over the territories they have travelled for generations. The audience will have the opportunity of looking at and examining vanity-bags, salt-bags, bedding-bags, wheat sacks, bread and dining flat-weaves. The lecture also explores the symbolism contained in these fabulous weavings and some of the stories and adventures I experienced whilst looking for them.”

About Brian MacDonald

Brian has been a dealer and consultant in antique oriental rugs and carpets since 1979 after his return from Iran. He is the author of Tribal Rugs – Treasures of the Black Tent which was originally published in 1997 and was re-printed in April 2010. Brian is one of few western dealers to have lived and worked among tribal groups in remote areas of Iran and Afghanistan during the 1970s and then again, after the Iranian Revolution, in the 1990s. In 1990 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society for his work amongst the Persian tribes. He has lectured for NADFAS since 1986.

Brian has returned to Iran several times in recent years, travelling and collecting amongst the Bakhtiari, Qashqa’i and Shahsevun tribes. For the past 22 years he has been based in the Cotswolds where he still acts as a lecturer, dealer and consultant, specialising in antique Eastern rugs, carpets and tribal dowry weavings.

He is currently working on a new book, Woven Art – Dowry Weavings of the Persian tribes.




What On – Residents Day  Nerja is next Sunday 17th April

It is being held on The Plaza Espana at midday .  Please come along and support The Royal British Legion and the many other charities that make this event a great day out for everyone and let’s Nerja know how much we all appreciate living in the town  Dorothy Allen  Royal British .Legion poppy appeal organizer.



What’s on-Quiz Noght, Bar Cerezo   poster

quiz02Come and join us for our monthly Quiz, its a great fun night. 1.50 per person with a raffle and cash draw. If you need to make up a team please let me know in advance. janebs@hotmail.co.uk



What’s on in the Restaurant Que Tal in Sayalonga.

Fresh arrived:

Chanterelles mushrooms and White Asparagus .

Our specials this week:

Wild Salmon with Fresh Asparagus or sauted Chanterelles.

Tournedos of Angus Beef with fresh Chanterelles Sauce

Reservation Tel.681040976


What’s on- TAIL Quiz Night

QUIZTAIL are holding a Quiz night  on Monday 18th April at Lew’s Fish Bar in Torrox Costa 7.00pm for 7.30.

Tickets which are 8 euros

include Fish/Pie and chips.

Tickets are on sale at both TAIL shops

and Lew’s or telephone Jean on 629469445 or Lew’s  952532633

to reserve your ticket.



For Sale- Travel Cot,  TV   

NEW GilFor sale in Nerja

Travel Cot – as new €30.

15inch Flat screen TV c/w remote. €20.

Tel: 636432092 or email: itgr1948 @ gmail . com



Wanted – Dishwasher

I am looking for a second hand dishwasher at a reasonable price.

Please call Rosi 645 949 985 (in Spanish) or Ines 693 945 514 (English, German, Spanish)
Ines Block
+34 693 945 514



For Sale Electric single bed


With memory foam mattress and pine headboard

in very good condition

marktasker  @  aol.com

tel 635057354




For Sale – IKEA Sewing Machine    

NEW IKEA Sewing M NEW IKEA sew 02Used once. Cost €69.95.

As new in the box and I have the receipt, but this is out of date.

I live in Frigiliana but can deliver locally.


Tel. 611100103 or email. mccartney766 @ gmail.com



For sale – Three chairs


In good condition. Colour beige , €20
Contact Dee   deerosier@hotmail.com or mobile 637891798



For Sale- Pump etc. pics

pool01 pool03Pump, filter, multiport valve,

in working condition but requires screw cap for pump prefilter (15euros approx.)

price 150 euros, buyer collects, but delivery can be arranged for nominal cost.

contact.  mewalkeruk at yahoo dot com



For Sale- Ford Transit 2.0 Diesel. 2001.


279k km   6 seater , semi glazed, A really useful sized van.                                       We’ve had this van for about 5 years, and it’s like selling an old friend, still, it’s a bit too big for what we need now, so she has to go.                                                     She’s very reliable, has air conditioning, a radio/cd player with hands free blue tooth for your ‘phone. The tyres etc are all in very good condition. Most of the windows are tinted, making the inside cooler and more secure.                                  We also had it re-homologated officially, so the ITV is only every year, not every 6 months like most vans.                                                                                                      We’ll be putting a new ITV on her, and of course all the taxes will be up to date. We also have a roof rack for her as well.                                                                                Body work is solid, and has the normal Spanish dings here and there, but nothing major.                                                                                                                                       The mileage is nothing for one of these, barely run in.

€ 4000                                                                                                                                          Phone or email for more information,  Craig on 637058478 or craigncarol@gmail.com  Torrox.


For sale – East Side Stories’ by local author John Hardy

East Side Stories’ by local author John Hardy is now available as a paperback or EBook from Amazon. 19 stories of crime and mystery set in the east of England, from Hadrian’s Wall to the Thames – for more information on this and all the other books, visit the website www.johnhardybooks.com



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