Digamextra No. 222 for Saturday 23rd April 2016

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Crew Member

Hi…I´m looking to do some crewing ( yachting ) this June, in Spain. I live on the Costa Tropical ( Almuñécar ).

I have crewed before.  I am willing to pay my way. It could be just a weekend or a week or more.

If anyone knows of friends who would like a crew, please contact me on

602 483 027 or    nigeltaylor76  @  yahoo.se



Services Available –House / Pet Sitter

Reliable, competent, unattached man, interior and garden designer, water-features etc., willing to house (and/or pet) sit free of charge, during the summer months of 2016. Lots of experience with house maintenance etc., as have my own house in Nerja, ten years now. I usually go abroad for the hot months but have decided to stay in Spain this year and my house is rented to holiday-makers, so I am free if you need me. (also willing to work if needed).

Anything considered, preferably within range of Nerja, have 4×4.

Contact: David on 625210990 or mail me at; holisticclinic at gmail dot com




Services Available- Transport

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

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


Services Needed-Maths Teacher

Is there anyone in the Competa area who is qualified to teach maths at current GCSE level? Answers to Digamextra please.   Carol



Services- Security long term Parking services and Transport

Zef Maxwell has acquired  in central Nerja a large plot of land for the convenience andright to  use for Storage.  Any persons requiring the use of the land please contact Zef 0034 634 342 947 24hours

However If you require the movement Transport of any car to the UK , please contact zef ( ex ITN News Pro driver ) {zefmaxwell1 @ hotmail.co,uk}



Responses to – “Car Insurance Needed“

(1)I don’t understand this post.(Reproduced below)                                                       I do know that a ‘foreign’ (not Spanish reg) vehicle can only legally be in Spain for 6 months at a stretch. I don’t know how long it has to then be out of Spain?
Years ago people would drive over a border for a few days and then supposedly restart a further 6 months but that wasn’t really legal.

Perhaps Glenda is back and forth a couple of months at a time. Can you get her to explain as there is no contact details?

Cheers, Keith

“I recommend Rightway car insurance of Calahonda,
I have insured my English plated car with them for
many years, the car is covered all year in Spain and
three months outside. We had an accident last year
and their company handled everything extremely
well.   Glenda”

(2) Having been insured with Abbeygate for three years, I have now changed to Liberty Seguros, and I’d like to recommend their brokers who are based in Estepona, Evelyn and Alan Harris (evelyn@hispain.es). The service they have offered has been exemplary, the premium lower, for better coverage. For example, this cover offers me a replacement vehicle if I breakdown as well as if I’m involved in an accident, and I will be taken home as well in the event of an accident disabling the car – unlike my previous insurer.
One thing you sometimes aren’t aware of until you need it is that Gibraltarian insurers (such as Abbeygate) do not have access to the Spanish insurers database. This can cause problems when you come to insure with a different provider based in Spain – no claims bonuses, etc.



Recommendation – Citizens Advice Spain

This a voluntary body, working with no government funding and relying entirely on donations to keep going. You can contact them via their web page, www.citizensadvice.org.es. This seems to be the one place that expats, faced with local or national bureaucracy, can get straight, correct and legally verified answers to problems.

I can’t recommend them highly enough, but do please make a small donation to help them keep going. It can be anything from €5 upwards, although of course if you can afford more, they would welcome it with open arms.



Whats on –U3A, El Morche. Open Day

Since our foundation in 2009 our membership has grown and grown and new groups have been added to our original activities. We currently have a wide selection of groups including a Book Club, Singing for Pleasure, Photography, Painting, Walking, Quiz, Art Appreciation and more. Details can be found on our web site. We are holding an open day Showcase on Friday 22nd April from 11am until 3pm at El Parquesol Cafe/Restaurant in El Morche (next to the roundabout at the western end of El Morche).

Interested? – Our President Andrew Boulton says “Why not come along and see what we have to offer?” A free Drink and Tapas awaits you.

We look forward to seeing you. Have a look at our web site www.U3aaxarquia.com



What’s on- Foodtruck Festival this weekend

Foodtruck Festival

Food truck Festival in Comares this weekend and La Cabra Azul



What’s on –St. George’s Day Celebration

St Georges Day fun afternoon at The Chapel Bar Calle Jaen Nerja Saturday 23rd April 3 o/c Something for  everyone young or not  so young ,Tombola and Bric a Brac stalls games food and Beverages Proceeds going to Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal   Dorothy  Allen   Poppy Appeal organizer


What’s on – Sunday Roast at Silks

Chef Marc’s Sunday roast at Silks Sports Bar & Grill
12.30pm to 6pm
Tel: 952967266 (bookings advised)
Roast Beef with homemade Yorkshire pudding
Roast Turkey with homemade pork & cranberry stuffing & cranberry sauce
Roast pork with homemade crackling & honey mustard sauce
Vegetarian option available
Accompanied with roast and creamed potatoes
Smashed sprout mash with toasted almonds
Roast carrots with crispy onions
Cauliflower cheese
Homemade gravy
Local 2, Bloque 8, Urb Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa


 What’s on-La Tasca, Torre del Mar pic

From May we will have various tapas each day Mon-Sat. Also we will still be doing all day breakfasts+Omelets,Caesar salad,garlic mushrooms, BLT’s, pitufos, croissants, homemade burgers, gammon and we still have pie,chips+peas. We are across from the police station in Torre. Open at 9am.



What’s on- The Caminito del Rey is now open

Easy to get tickets for, just go on their website and you can choose the day and time and book and pay then. You can send the tickets to us at casamagel@yahoo.com and we can print them out for you. If you want to do the 2 night offer with us 2 nights B&B plus evening 3 course meal for 2 with wine, check with us for room availability before booking walk tickets. Make sure you book the tickets with the bus, (11.55€)

There are lots to do in this area, The Wolf Park, El Torcal, Antequera, Convento Magdalena. For the more adventurous we can book horse riding and Quad biking. Stay an extra night for 40€ and really make the break worthwhile


Maggie at casamagel@yahoo.com



What’s on-. What’s on- Cinemas with Films in English

(Thanks to Doug)



The bad news is that there are no daily screenings in English this week. There is only the usual cluster of screeningson Tuesday. These are:

The Jungle Book – Dir. Jon Favreau. With Nee Sethi, Bill Murray. Tuesday 16:45.

Altamira – Dir. Hugh Hudson. With Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett. Tuesday 16:10.

There are also Tuesday screenings of: Batman vs Superman (16:00) and London Has Fallen (16:05, 18:10). In addition, for German speakers, there are 4 screenings of Highway To Hellas (16:30, 18:20, 20:20, 22:20).

For opera fans, on Monday 25th @ 20:15 there is a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor from the Royal Opera House, London.



Race – Dir. Stephen Hopkins. With Stephan James, Jeremy Irons. Daily 19:15.

Victor Frankenstein – Dir. Paul McGuigan. With Daniel Ratcliffe, James McAvoy. Daily 17:00.

The Jungle Book and London Has Fallen are also on daily. Batman vs Superman and The Huntsman: Winter’s War are on at the weekend. Check website for timings.



There is no regular programme at the cinema this week as it is being used for the Malaga Film Festival.



What’s on – Bar Amalia Archez

Sunday lunch served from 1.30 -5.00 pm.  Choice of Beef, Lamb or Chicken with Roast and Duchesse Potatoes, Homemade Yorkshire Pudding, and four Vegetables. Vegetarian option is Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew.  8 euros.

Homemade puddings are Chocolate Roulade with a touch of Baileys, Apple and Blackberry Crumble, Chocolate Pudding and Chocolate Sauce and Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce.

To book a table give Dot a call on 634302480. Look forward to welcoming you to Bar Amalia


What’s on – Robbie & Jacko Tribute at Los Amigos  


Wednesday 18th May. Show starts 9.30pm.

Limited spaces. Book now.

Tickets selling fast with over 50% of seated tickets already sold.


Response to – Wanted – Britax Wax

You can order it off Amazon.es  https://www.amazon.es/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=briwax%2Fpine&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abriwax%2Fpine  this will give you the information list of most colours and quantities.

Tony T



Wanted – Phone

Wondering if anyone selling an Orange Roya

phone? Must be in perfect working order.

aiveenomalley @ yahoo. ie

Thank you.


Wanted: Furniture

Typical brasero tables, traditional Spanish chairs and decoration. I am in Torrox-Pueblo but would travel a bit. Anyone who can help with that please call Ines 693 945 514 or send a whatsapp! Thanks


Wanted – Horse 16h

I am looking for a horse 16hh plus. Must be 100% sound and suitable for a beginner to ride. Less than 12 years old. Five star home with two others guaranteed. Photos appreciated.
Email lolalavinuela  @  gmail dot com



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