Digamextra No. 224 for Monday 25th April 2016

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What is a Lawyer ?

In response to Ivan’s post. In accepted English usage, a lawyer is someone who practices law.  End of.  Being “qualified” has nothing to do with it, anyone can be a lawyer if they can demonstrate that they practice law in either an amateur or professional capacity.  That doesn’t make them “unable” to deal with a legal issue.  There is no alternative word in Spanish and therefore expats often think that “lawyer” means “abogado”.  It does not.  When asked “who was your lawyer/abogado when you bought your house” people often give the name of a gestor or assessor.  They are not abogados either but they are perfectly entitled to refer to themselves as lawyers.

I think the point is rather that if you are choosing someone to deal with a legal issue for you, they must be professional  – their Invoice must attract VAT. If they have specifically told you they are abogados, that is a different matter and Ivan is absolutely right.  However in Spain as in the UK an individual is perfectly entitled to act for themselves in all legal matters, there is no obligation to use an abogado, lawyer, gestor etc other than in some Court representations where a Barrister (Procurator) must also appear, just like there is no obligation to use a qualified mechanic to fix your car.  If you are proficient (language barrier excluded) then it is no different to any other profession, although most of us would rather not attempt to take our own gall bladder out!

A final note – qualified abogados can also be complete charlatans, being registered will never make a bent one straight.      Bill D


Services Available –Transport to the Airport

Do you need a reliable driver to the airport or anywhere else, pick up from all areas campo included, spacious 4×4.

For a quote email: drivinginmycar2 at gmail dot com




Services Needed –Glass Blower.

Please could somebody recommend a glass blower who could repair a valuable Murano glass candlestick – it has great sentimental value.  It was broken by our clumsy (ex) cleaner.

Velez-Malaga area.

crispin_barnett @ outlook.com


Services Needed- Help to Clean Floor Tiles                                                           Antique looking reddish brown rustic tiles. Can anybody tell me how
to clean them or somebody who can. Location – La Herradura                 brendacooper341  @ yahoo.com


Services Available-Work Sought

I am a British lady in her fifties looking for employment for the period 11 July to 9 September, all or part.

I currently work as an English teacher but my contract is only for the 9 month period of the school year and I need additional work to supplement my income.

My Spanish is still very basic, so I wouldn’t be able to work as a waitress, shop assistant, etc. where it would be necessary to speak to the general public.

If you know of any employment opportunities or need further information please email me. Thank you.

margaret @ gmail (dot) com …. (remove all spaces.)


 Rental Needed –Longterm property rental required

We are wanting to take a long term rental in Cómpeta or Canillas area.

Our preference is to be in the campo but happy to look at all places.

We are currently renting in the campo outside Cómpeta.

Ideally we need three bedrooms, two bathrooms and parking.

A pool is not essential.
References can be provided.
Please contact:
mel.dix @ btinternet.com
Mobile: 0044 7853 106649



Rental Available – Torrox Pueblo

3 bed, 3 bath house with a log burner, WiFi and a splash pool.

5 minutes from the plaza.

€650 per month plus bills
mauricemulvihill at gmail.com



What’s on –Phoenix Club Day Trip

The Phoenix Club are off on a jolly to Almunecar on Friday 27th May with a visit in the late afternoon, to the Rum Factory on the outskirts of Motril included.
Almunecar is a large seaside town, situated east of Nerja and just past beautiful La Herradura.  The Phoenicians were the first to discover this lovely place at around 1500BC and then followed by the Romans, the Moors and finally the Christians.
There is a lot to see in Almunecar, notwithstanding the quaint market which is held on Fridays.  The Majuelo Botanical Gardens, the Bonsai Museum, the Arabic Castle of San Miguel, the Roman Aqueduct, Loro Sexi Bird Park and the Achaeological Museum which has the best pottery antiquities collection and is the home of the cremation urn of the Pharoh Apofis the 1st and is inscribed with the earliest text on the Iberian Peninsular are all interesting places to visit.
You can pick up a guide at the Tourist Information Office on Avenida de Europa.
Have we whetted your curiosity?
The price?  €14pp
We pick up in Torre del Mar at 09.00, Algarrobo Lidl at 09.15 and Maro at around 09.30.
For more information on any of our trips or events call Gail on 951067723, email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or catch us on the web at www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk
The Phoenix club is a registered organisation raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK.  We meet every Tuesday at La Vega Restaurant, Torre del Mar between 12 and 2 and you can book or pay from 12.15 onwards.  Do pop in and meet us.


 What’s on- Afternoon Tea 

CAS Teaparty

Please join us for Afternoon Tea , with  Finger  sandwiches and lovely home made Scones and Cakes.

Contact Vera to book your table , on 608 876 488 or 952 529 670.                       Starts at 15.00 on Thursday 28 April.



What’s on- Next SOHA  event  


Our next event is a talk to be given by the Guardia Civil


For Sale –Air conditioning unit

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Hi we are selling up and have a new (never installed) split, inverter air conditioning unit for sale. We bought it from Eroski last year.

It is in its original box that has been opened, everything that cane with the unit when purchased is included.

The instructions are included together with the remote control

Note there are no pipes with the unit.

The second photo contains all the information regarding the output of the unit, power consumption etc.

Price 180 euro ono

We are located in the campo close to Competa but travel to the coast regularly and can meet up to drop the unit off, within reason, or meet up somewhere local if it helps.

Thanks for looking

Any questions please ask – Jim and Alison

email jim.golt @ gmail.com



Wanted –Cake Stand Needed Please

Hi, do you have a cake stand we can hire or borrow please .

Needs to take a 300mm round wedding cake.

We would need it for 3days from 23rd to 26th May please.
Hope someone out there in Digamextra-land can help.
Please ring or text 677322169. Peter.



Wanted – Child’s Scooter

I’m looking for a second hand child’s scooter for a 7-8 yr old child in Frigiliana/ Nerja area- Please call

0044 7968749011



For sale –Bed Bases & Curtain Rails 


Two single bed bases with headboards .

vgc. 50€.


Three curtain rails stainless with glass ends and fittings. 4ft.


Punta Lara Mob. 657116231.



For Sale- Wooden Garden Table.  

garden table

A  nice stable table, dimensions 170x 100 x 74 cmtrs.

Does not have the extension piece.

price  85  euro.

Contact  ceelaika @ gmail.com  or

Adrian 616311333



For Sale –Ballet Painting by Local Artist

ballet01 ballett02Signed, limited edition print, framed 60 X 30 cm of Circle of friends, ballet composition
30 euros
Maggie Riordan



For sale – Corona pine bedside cabinets

Coronary sale

2 Corona pine bedside cabinets 70€  the pair.

The 2 buttons are missing at the bottom of one see pics.

Retail new at 85€ each at Sugar and Spice Cómpeta

where matching bedroom furniture is available.

Contact Julie in Competa thomsonjuliec  @ gmail.com

Tel 638893306



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