Digamextra No. 220 for Thursday 21st April 2106

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Home Needed for Lola  

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Hi, I am Lola. I am desperate. I need to find my forever home very soon. Or even a new foster home would be nice. More than three months ago I was so, so terrified when nice people found me and took me to the rescue shelter in Torrox. I did not like to be there because I am so tiny and all the others are so big and noisy. Happily I found a foster home but unfortunately my foster mom has now to travel to her home country.
As you can see I have nice big ears and I am very vigilant. My foster mom says I look like a bat! She says bats are beautiful. I follow all the time my foster mom and don´t like to run anywhere. I am may be 4 years old and only 4 kg – very handy size.
I am chipped, vaccinated and sterilised . For more information contact marja dot kotiranta at outlook dot com or 674 532 428 or katja dot hakala dot 68 at gmail dot com or Tail Torrox.


Kittens Need Homes

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There are 4 special kittens, 6-weeks old and all very different from each other – now available for adoption. Their mother Rosa is a very calm and affectionate ex-campo cat who is now a family pet. All are litter-box trained.

Contact denise . carlini @ mail. com for more info or to arrange a meeting.


Lucy is playful with very attractive white and black markings.

Mewsley, black with some white, is well-socialized. Also probably a good hunter as she has her mum’s genes.

Daisy is dainty and very lovable. Would make a great companion cat.

And 1 male – Tiger – with beautiful tabby markings.

He is placid and has an affectionate nature.

denise.carlini  @ gmail.com

667 299 017




 Land Registry Enquiry

Some months ago there was an article about increased Land Registry charges levied by Torox council and if I remember the couple involved challenged the new drumbed up charges and got a result.
I would like to make contact with the couple concerned as the same thing is happening to me.
Hope you can help and thanks in advance.
email:- patmcnair39@outlook.com


Local Information – A Thought- or Two

(1)I had to smile when I read the desperate plea of a Torrox resident for more publicity of local activities. When my family and I moved to Torrox back in the late 1990’s, we all used to complain about the exact same thing, blaming the slothfulness of the local Ayuntamiento.
There are often wonderful things happening around the pueblo, generously put on by local groups and associations, and there’s nothing more frustrating than finding about them ‘after the event’, as it were.
In the end we took matters into our own hands and started a little newsheet called ‘The White Village’, detailing local news and events around Torrox, getting much of our info from the councillor in charge of cultural activities. We were pleasantly surprised that the council was very helpful, and more than happy to keep the extranjero’s content, (there was only a dozen or so of us then mind you!).
Perhaps someone needs to act as a mole and find out what cultural events the council do indeed know about – and then let the rest of the community know…?! (Perhaps it’s you Gordon?!)
Regards, Malcom

(2) Torrox theatre – yes,, it is the best kept secret.  I’ve only been to one show.
My choir master from Coraxalia choir tried to book the theatre for a joint rehearsal with One Voice, and he couldn’t get anywhere with them.

Nevertheless – Our Concert at the Granada choirs festival was wonderful and we came first.  (Any singers out there want to join us for Carmina Burana next March?).  Over to you, Gordon.


I’m Off Again – Will You Join Me ?

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It’s that time of year again, spring is well and truly in the air and my feet are itching to start walking along another Camino de Santiago trail. As far as notice boards I’ve also been trying to get them reinstalled, to no avail.  So notices about art Exhibitions and cultural events end up being stuck on walls.  I’ve written to the Ayuntiamiento and the mayor but my pleas have fallen on deaf ears

I have already traversed Spain from east to west, from south to north, from Mediterranean to Atlantic and through Portugal from Lisbon, always reaching Santiago de Compostela and twice walking further to Finisterre.  So far I have walked almost 3,000 kms during my previous three caminos and I am about to add a further 1,000+ kms with my latest adventure.

I shall be walking from the French border along the northern coast of Spain as far as Ferrol and then inland to Santiago de Compostela and maybe further to Finisterre once again.  This journey will take in three Caminos – Camino del Norte, Camino Ingles and Camino Fisterra.  I have plotted 40 days of walking, a lot of it quite strenuous, but continuously through stunning scenery.  I am expecting a lot of rain and have prepared my gear accordingly, but am really hoping to be as lucky with the weather as I’ve been in the past and see plenty of sunshine and blue skies which will enable me to take lots of lovely photos.  I will be walking every step of the way, carrying all my gear on my back and staying in pilgrim albergue accommodation wherever it is available (mixed dorm, bunk beds and lots of snoring!) and I am bound to meet lots of interesting characters.

It would be great to have your company on my journey.  You can follow my progress via my blog where I post at the end of every day including a description of that day’s walk and, if the weather permits, some photos of the beautiful places that I pass through.  You will be in good company, I have a lively bunch of followers who take the time to comment on my daily reports.  You can sign up to receive an email whenever I post an update or just dip in now and then – the choice is yours.  You can find my blog at www.magwood.me.  I leave Compéta today to fly to Santander and then get a bus to Irun where I will start walking tomorrow (by which time I sincerely hope that the current weather forecast for thunder and lightning storms will have changed to something much more welcoming).

Whilst I am walking my partner David will be (metaphorically) rattling his tin, trying to raise sponsorship funds in favour of CUDECA Cancer Hospice and Save the Children.  All funds raised will go to the charity concerned,  I am covering all of my travel expenses myself. Maggie Woodward



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Services Needed- Curtain Designer

Does anybody know where we can find a curtain designer to come to our villa, advise and make bespoke curtains and or blinds. We are in the Nerja area.
Please contact Jo & Richard.   jodi1atskydotcom or mobile 00447973600901



Services Available-Removals

Zef Maxwell  Ex ITN News Pro Driver is running large Vans back and too, the United Kingdom and Ireland, every two weeks, anyone needing items removed or persons, please contact Zef  0034 634 342 947  Maxwells Removabels and Storeage are on 24hour  standby .7 days a week,{ We collect and deliver door to door}  We also work with the Media on location work here, based in  Nerja on the Costa Del Sol.We also provide a personal services for Persons, who unable to travel by Air,  Port to Port, country to country.



Services Available- Insurance – Warning 

Please be advised that Mapfre do not offer refunds . JN



Services Available –Property Services

La Noria property services for all your painting and cleaning and garden tidying- We would like to thank all our clients for having faith in us and their continuing support. Our first two years have been a huge success and we have made many friends. if you would like our services form prob the most friendly and reliable team around Nerja area,  please ring us on  629 806 084  or email us  at

lanoriapropertyservices  @ gmail.com        many thanks, Morris




Services Available –Transport to UK ( & Back) 

Van Anne

We have a  van leaving on the 3rd May for UK and returning 12 /13th May.  If you need furniture, parcels , sports equipment  or anything else deliverd to Uk or collected and returned to Spain please contact Andrewcorker@gmail.com or telephone Anne 655542064 and we will be able to give you a quote .



Services Available- Mobile car valeting and upholstery cleaning

We also clean rugs, mattresses, three piece suites etc

All types of cleaning, builders cleans, holiday rental turnarounds will be carried out to a high standard

We have 25 years experience in the cleaning industry

We are based in Nerja but are happy to travel to all surrounding areas

Please call Kevin and Jenny for a quote on 693567351

Email k_lambertcleaning  @ hotmail.com



Services Needed- Wedding Cakes

Is there anyone out there who makes and ices wedding cakes? My daughter is getting married in Spain and it would be convenient to have the cake made over here.

My daughter’s email address is sammee196@yahoo .com

Thank you so much in anticipation.



Rental Needed – Long Term

I’m looking for a long term rental (11months +). Ideally a campo
country house or cortijo but pueblo houses as well. Min 2 bed, pool,
furnished, pets allowed although I don’t have one yet, and concrete
access. Professional working tenant sole occupancy. I’m staying in
Frigiliana until I find somewhere. Areas Frigiliana, Nerja, Torrox
Pueblo, Sayalonga
Please can the torrox pueblo house advertiser contact me as there’s no
contact details on your advert.
samwrightmbcs @ gmail.com



Rental Available –Torrox Pueblo. Long Let

Fabulous 3 bed 3 bath house to let on a long term basis. Five minutes from the plaza, two terraces one with a splash pool offering uninterrupted mountain views. Underfloor heating, Wi-Fi, log burner. €650 per month exc bills
mauricemulvihill at gmail.com


Cancellation – Thursday quiz at bar Ateneo

Thursday quiz at bar Ateneo is cancelled for this week due to weather forecast for more rain and – as it is an outside venue –  it wouldn’t be a good idea to go ahead. Hope to see you all at next weeks quiz. Molly 605817975



Whats on –Exhibition in Nerja –


Barbie and History of Fashion Exhibition in Nerja
This month there is a free exhibition in Nerja alongside the taxi rank and little church .
The Artistic  Director , ( who was there to talk to when I visited today ) with the support of  Mattel,  has dressed Barbie dolls in a wide range of costumes through the ages and in the styles of famous fashion designers . This is the first exhibition of its kind in Spain
It is open till 30 April from 11-00 till 14-00 and then again17-30 till 20-30 .
There is a charity collection box for children in hospital If you wish to donate .


What’s onCAS Quiz At Punta Lara Bar

quiz02There is still room to book your team at the Punta Lara Bar charity quiz in aid of the Costa Animal Society (CAS) on Friday, April 22nd at 7:30pm for 8pm.  Teams of 2-4 people are welcome to enjoy trivial games with Quiz Master Laura.  If you miss this month´s quiz the next one will be on May 20th at the same time.  Food and drink is available at the bar and the entrance fee of 3 Euros plus all raffle proceeds goes toward helping the animals.

Please book with Mark at 635 369 673.



What’s on- Bar Amalia, Archez  

Friday 22nd is Curry Night at Bar Amalia starting at 8.00 pm.  Choice of homemade slow cooked Lamb or Beef Curry, Chicken, Fish or Vegetable Curry served with Rice (or chips) and slice of Naan, Mango Chutney, Raita and poppadom.  8.50 per person. Come along and treat your taste buds to some lovely Indian flavours. To reserve your table phone Dot on 634302480.




What’s on – Games Afternoon….Fridays 

Games Friday

At the Asia Fu Restaurant in Algarrobo Costa

meeting again at the Asia Fu this Friday… at around 12.30pm….

Its that time of the week again…..

Do come along and join us…we would love to meet you all …Ladies and Gents…
We Play Scrabble, Crib, Rummykub Mah Jong and loads more….

Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us…The Asia Fu does a great menu del dia for 6.50 euro…

or have a look at their extensive menu…
You don’t have to commit to come every week…just a casual get together of like minded friends…and if you have a game to bring
even better…:0)


What’s On – GU!R! on Friday at Bahia de Tanit


Start the weekend with some Friday fun and an evening session with GU!R! at Bahia de Tanit in Torre del Mar. Chance for a beach boogie and some fine dining in the cosy and warm indoor area should you fancy.

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



What’s on – TAIL Dog Show – Saturday




Whats on – Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar coming event April and excursion May

Thursday 28th April – Spring and Summer Fashion Show. Please come and join friends with a welcome glass of wine or fruit juice, to view ladies good quality, new and nearly new clothes, shoes and accessories.  There will be an interval to purchase and enjoy cakes and a drink.  Ticket price 4 Euros available at the Centre, all proceeds to fund raising.  Time 15.30 for 16.00h.

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 –St. George’s Day  

The Chapel bar in Calle Jaen Nerja is hosting a St Georges Day fun afternoon on Saturday 23rd April proceeds going to Royal British Legion Nerja Branch Poppy Appeal .tombola  bric-bra stall, food beverages  games Something for all ages come along and support Ian and staff who always support The British Legion in many ways  Dorothy  Allen  Poppy Appeal organizer


 What’s on-. Pavo Real Spring Quiz Night.

Advanced notice of the next quiz night at the Pavo Real.

Friday 6th May from 7.30pm.

Teams of 4, cost is 5 Euros per person including food.

Everyone who has been before knows what a fun night this is, hosted by Stewart and Liz.

Rounds to include, Weather,General knowledge, Music ( without music ), work that one out, and others.

Plus ongoing and picture rounds.

You all know what fun this is, so get your names down early.

Contact Paul on 654869083 to reserve a table. Alternatively call in the Pavo Real and put your names down on the list.


What’s on- Lux Mundi, Fuengirola coming event May

Monday 2nd May – Lux Mundi, Fuengirola Centre closed for Public Holiday.

Thursday 5th May – Fashion Show.  Lux Mundi, Fuengirola invite you to join friends  and enjoy an afternoon of fashion, there will be a welcome drink after which you will see models in good quality clothes, which at the end of the show will be available for you to purchase at reasonable prices.  During the interval you may buy refreshments of tea, coffee, wine and homemade cakes.  Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre.  All proceeds for fundraising. Time 16.00 for 16.30.


Wanted – Butter Bits / Buds etc.

Does anyone know where I might buy a tub (or 3!) of the butter bits that one sprinkles of veg etc.

Jane 616 5300 71



Wanted- Metal drum & chain saw

Metal drum suitable for burning rubbish, small or large.


a small electrical chain saw. can collect.

contact phone, 951 204 063. Norman.



For Sale –Flamenco dress


Size 10-12, 30 euro, collect in Nerja
Julia 694448600




For Sale – Wanted – TV Box

Hi has anyone a Technomate TV box they no longer use please for viewing
UK  TV channels. Please ring or text 677322169. Many thanks. Peter



Wanted- Pressure Pump   


Pressure Test Pump tests hydraulically similar to the photo.




For sale –BBQ 

BBQ sale

Concrete barbecue for sale, 4 large white pieces, 2 smaller red pieces.  50 Euros. Buyer to dismantle and collect.  Very heavy.  Will require 2 strong people – I cannot help.  Torrox Costa. 634466720  Carol



For sale – Silver TATA Indica 2007 

TATA car

1.4 Diesel

103431 Km

Good Condition

ITV until April 2018

1,800 Euros

Buyer completes Transfer

Contact Mark 676541676

m.squires762 at gmail dot com

Torrox Costa



For Sale- Socket Set

socket sale

Large socket set, with 20mm (3/4″) square drive. Used once only, very heavy. Cost well over 50 euros, asking 25 euros but no offers.

Contact   tony.randall @ hotmail.com 634447201                                               Alcaucin, Lake Vinuela area.



For Sale An American Fridge7Freezer – LG ( no frost)

FF01 FF02 FF03

In good condition and working order (175x90x70), only a few scratches at the side and at the front door.

100 euros

Buyer to collect in Torrox campo

Please contact

jplindberg28  @ gmail.com



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