Digamextra No. 228 for Friday 29th April 2016

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TAIL Animal Charity Plea  

Can you spare one morning a week to work as a volunteer

in one of the TAIL shops. If so phone Jean on 629469445


Tourist Licences- Law of Property Designation

Your Nota Simple will state if yo ur property is rustico or urbano and this will tell you which law applies!       W.W.


Vehicle ITV

Due by May 8th. but first appointment on line May 18th. Will having an appointment save me if I’m stopped?   Will my insurance be valid?

Somebody out there knows. Peteinspain @ gmail.com


Thank You

A big ‘Thank You’ to all those who responded to my request for info. on driving licence renewal.  All very helpful and much appreciated.

Thanks also to the Ed.


Question re Vehicle Licence

I have just heard about a friend who lives between here and Norway – about 4/5 months back and forth.

Owns property and has own Spanish registered car.  Having property and car has to have NIE.

Drives on his Norwegian licence.

Stopped by police yesterday who would not accept that he is not a resident and told him he should have a Spanish licence and fined him €200.

Has anyone else heard this one?  Have the goalposts been changed again?

He is now getting a stamped form which states he is non-resident and will fight the fine.   Joan


Services Available –  Electricity & Smart Meters

The change to Smart Meters may cause problems for some people as the new meters will trip the supply when your power consumption at any one time is greater than the amount you are contracted for. Some contracts have never been upgraded and remain at a minimal 2kW which means that, after the new meter has been fitted, switching on a kettle will cause the supply to trip. You can find your contracted power on your electricity bill under potencia contratada. In some cases Sevillana fitted a limiter in a separate box by the main fuse box (called an ICP). If this is the case then you are probably ok. Upgrading your contracted power can be costly as you will need a boletin ( certificate) and to get one may require some upgrade.
I have just done an upgrade for someone in Torrox so if you would like some more information or for me to take a no charge look, send me an email at gladstone dot chris at gmail dot com or phone Chris 657412398



Services Available- Therapy centre 

b599b63d-e5bf-415d-b071-7cb6d21799c1for Osteopathy, Pain Therapy, Massage,Lymphatic drainage,

Bowen Technique, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy

and much more at Torrox Costa. Clinica Casa Blanca since 2008.

Massage from 15 Euro 30 Minutes.

Other treatments from 20 Euro 60 Min.

Osteopathy 40 €  60 Min.

Whole body massage 39 Euro 75 minutes.

Special massage offers from 3 sessions:

Book 10 Massages and get the last one free.

Book 5 Massages and get 50 % off the 5th.

Each session paid separately.

Gift Vouchers and

Forever Living products available.

Other Treatments Available – please ask

Clinica Casa Blanca:

Urb. Jardines del Mar, Bloque C 3, Torrox Costa

( the coast road N 340 heading towards Nerja,

1 Km at the traffic lights at Peñoncillo ).

Webside: www.clinica-casa-blanca.com :

E mail: clinicacasablanca@gmail.com.

Open from Monday to Friday

from 16.15 to 19.00 pm.

Mornings only by appointment.

Please call Bianca Bojahr on Tel.: 659 374 673

or 952 967 628. (also home visits).



Services Needed- Wedding flowers

Is there a florist or flower arranger who will do wedding bouquets and table decorations and all flower  decorations needed at a wedding.

My daughter is to be married here in Spain.

Her email is sammee196  @  yahoo.com

and she would be pleased to hear from anyone offering that service.

Thank you.



Services Needed- Car repairs to Electricity Supply

We have a problem with the electric on the car, we are trying to find and Electrical Technician ” Mobile” who can come to your home and do the repair….. is there any Digamites out there that could possible help me please.

Tel. 615925352 or reply to Digamextra it could help someone else.


Rental Available – Property for long term rental.

On the road to Canillas de Aceituno  25 mins from the coast (Torre del mar, Caleta de Velez) on a good road with only 400m of track suitable for a car.

Private property, quiet location, lovely country views.

Quality residence, rustic style, light and airy spacious rooms.

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

Open plan kitchen fully fitted with appliances, gas and electric cooking has American style fridge freezer. Dining room with wood burner. Lounge.

Plot 2,000m2 approx all usable terraced and landscaped areas.

Fenced and gated.

800€ per month.

for more information contact: Christina 635864866



Recommendation- Plumber

I want to recommend Chris Wright, a plumber of whom I first heard here on Digamextra.

Last week we had a flood from a toilet in our apartment.  I called Chris, and he came quickly and got the job done, and done well, in spite of the ferreteria selling him a broken part that he had to replace.

He also changed the filter in the kitchen sink tap, so it no longer splattered the counter, and explained how to prevent calcium build-up (the cause of the splattering) by rinsing the filter periodically with “agua fuerte” (hydrochloric acid).  He even donated a bottle of agua fuerte so we’d have it available.

Really a lovely, friendly man, in addition to a good plumber and hard worker.

You can reach Chris Wright at 655 240 957.


Whats on – Chris and Denise grayling                                                      

A gathering will take place on Saturday 30 April, boatyard bar on Playazo beach at 8.30pm.
Chris and Denise,well known amongst the Nerja expat community, a very kind, caring couple.
All are welcome to attend.
Always remembered, especially in the Rugby family.
May they both rest in peace.    Dave



What’s on – Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar – Meeting re EU Referendum – Question & Answer Meeting

Lux Europe Meeting



Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Centre closed for Public Holiday Monday 2nd May.

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.

Thursday 19th May – Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Why not join Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar and visit Gibraltar, a chance to take a cable car to the top of the Rock, see the unique Barbary Apes.  Visit the upper Rock Nature Reserve, where you will find the Historic tunnels dating from 1779-1783 and St. Michael´s Cave.  Both of these have guided tours.  In the town can be seen the Gibraltar Museum, Government House and in the Southern area are key historical sites. All information may be obtained from the tourist office, or an excellent alternative way of seeing the sights is by hiring a taxi, whose drivers are very knowledgeable and will explain the interesting, historical life of the Rock.  It is also an opportunity to purchase duty free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons super market. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising.  Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15am, Caleta (Vets) 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.

For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lu



 What’s on- Bridge Course for Beginners.
I will be teaching an intensive bridge course in May.
If you have previously played cards and would like to learn this fascinating social game please contact
Startbridgenow@gmail.com .        for further details



What’s on-Torrox Pueblo Art Group

Torrox Art Group

The summer classes start again on Wednesday the 4th May until Wednesday the 15th June.

We work on the beautiful sun terrace at La Casa Hotel, Callie Baja, Torrox Pueblo. Two minutes walk from the main square.

Absolute beginners and the more established artists will be made more than welcome.

We work in all mediums, oil, acrylic, water colour, charcoal and pencil. Please bring your own materials.

The classes run from 10.30am to 1.30pm and its only €8 a class.

For further information please contact Hotel La Casa 0034 952535471 or trevor@sourceadvertising.co.uk



What’s on-Car Boot Sale Sunday

There is a Car boot sale/market at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, onSunday 1st May. 9.30am to 1.pm.

Easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.

Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.

There are always bargains galore……….. old and new.

  • Lots of locally grown fresh fruit and veg.
  • Homemade chutney, jams and pickles
  • Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
  • Greetings cards.
  • Always a good selection of DIY tools.
  • (New) Ladies clothes.
  • (New) DVD’s
  • Large selection of paperback and hardback books
  • Lots of household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls

Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.

Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.

Please note: If the market has to be cancelled due to bad weather, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.

If you require any additional information, please ring Roy on 690 280 895


What’s on – at AliOli, Competa”s Gourmet Chill-Out bar

29th April – AliOli 1st Birthday Retro night – come celebrate with us free Cava and selection of retro tapas. Dance the night away to your favourite tunes.

13th May Reggae Night – 25th anniversary of the death of Bob Marley

28th May Elvis Night

Food served from 6pm until late Wednesday to Saturday night, serving brunch on Sundays.

Lunch served Wednesday to Saturday – bookings only.

Sample menu: (new dishes weekly)


Spicy onion bhajis with raita,

Home made chicken liver, pistachio and orange paté – served with home made toasted bread

Thai fish and noodle soup


Our celebrated homemade fresh and smoked salmon fishcakes with fresh salad and tartare sauce

AliOli Gourmet burger with fries

Mexican vegetarian fajita


Pineapple and banana crumble

Hot chocolate layer cake.

Cocktail happy hour   Half price cocktails every Friday and Saturday night 7pm – 8pm. Dancing until late – Choose your own favourite music.

10th June – Open mic night. Compéred by Nina Cordoray Downes. All acts welcome including music, comedy and poetry. Telephone or email  Christian to list your act. Or just turn up! Tel. 633172519 email chrisincompeta@gmail.com

Private party bookings always welcome -Christian is happy to discuss your theme, music and chosen

You can find us just along from  the Mirador in Plaza Vendimia, Competa. Booking is advisable and essential for lunch. Telephone 633172519 email chrisincompeta@ gmail.com Check out our new websitewww.zamion.net/alioli

Hope to see you !



What’s on- Johnny Q’s Bar

Sunday roast, served from 1.00pm till 4.00pm.

Choice of Roast Pork or Chicken, with homemade sage & onion stuffing and cranberry sauce, fresh seasonal veg. Homemade Yorkshire Puddings, Creamed potatoes, roast potatoes and good old fashioned gravy made with the meat juices. 9 euros incl. Glass of wine. Choice of homemade desserts 4 euros.  Full Bar menu available from 10.30

Booking essential please before Saturday.

Telephone 634124989

Bloque 9, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa.



What’s on-at Bar Amalia Archez
Tonight, Friday,  we have The Jack Cade Rebellion playing from 9.00 pm

Sunday lunch served from 1.30 – 5.00 pm. Choice of Beef, Lamb or Chicken with all the trimmings only 8 euros.   Vegetarian option available.

Don’t forget to book your table for Quiz night on the 6th May.

For reservations phone Dot on 634302480



What’s on- Nerja, This Sunday Afternoon, Free Entertainment


Feel like enjoying some good music, dancing , good fun and

good food this Sunday afternoon ??

If so, it’s time to get your ‘Glad Rags’ on this Sunday at 3pm, and enjoy the exciting music from the band ‘GU!R!’ who will play ‘Rock, Funk, Dance & Soul music for your delight. By far ansd away, one of the most talented

entertainment bands on the Costa Del Sol.

Brand New ‘Special Three Course Menu – 8.95€ ‘ as well as  a full à la carte

menu and ‘English Specials’ to select from.

Free Admission & Free Parking

GU!R! are guaranteed to thrill everyone with their excellent music,                    ensuring an excellent atmosphere along with delicious food, lowest drink prices around, who could ask for more !!
Everyone will be dancing, singing and letting their hair down.
The Sunday afternoon GU!R! mini concert commences 3pm,                                   don’t be late, make it a date ………Table reservations strongly advised, contact 622 257 817,


Google Maps driving directions link to  from Velez Malaga





What’s on Sunday Roast at Silks Sports Bar & Grill

Silks Sports Bar & Grill  Tel: 952967266 (bookings advised)
Sunday 1st May 12.30pm to 5.30pm
Roast Beef with homemade Yorkshire pudding
Roast chicken with homemade sage and onion stuffing & bread sauce
Roast Pork with homemade crackling & apple sauce
Vegetarian option available upon request
Accompanied with roast and creamed potatoes
Sautéed peppered cabbage
Roast carrot & coriander puree
Cauliflower cheese
Homemade gravy    €8.95

Selection of desserts available
Silks Sports Bar & Grill
Local 2, Bloque 8, Urb Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa.



What’s on- Harp Concert  

HarpistDear Friends, this is a reminder that this coming Saturday April 30th we have one of the most special concerts of this season, the Harp Concert with Miguel Ángel Sánchez. Some of the impressive Directors under which Mr. Sánchez has played include Daniel Baremboim,Lorin Maazel, Dima Slobodeniouk, Aldo Ceccato, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrew Litton, Carlos Kalmar, Jesús López Cobos, Antoni Ros Marbá, Pedro Halffter, Juanjo Mena, Edmond Colomer, Víctor Pablo Pérez…  His intensive concert agenda has included theOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Filarmónica de Málaga, Orquesta de la Radio Televisión Española, Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Real Philarmonia de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Orquesta Sinfónica de Granada, Orquesta Sinfónica Provincial de Málaga yOrquesta Sinfónica de Extremadura, among many more.                        Don’t miss this truly extraordinary concert. Get your tickets now and come and join us!   Saturday April 30 – 9:30 pm

Ticket Price nonmembers 7 euros / members 5 euros

Venue: Ventana Abierta, C/ Granada 42, Nerja

Limited seating. Reservations are required. Call 690 07 38 71 or contact by email atventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com



What’s on-at Bar Amalia Archez
Tonight, Friday,  we have The Jack Cade Rebellion playing from 9.00 pm

Sunday lunch served from 1.30 – 5.00 pm. Choice of Beef, Lamb or Chicken with all the trimmings only 8 euros.   Vegetarian option available.

Don’t forget to book your table for Quiz night on the 6th May.

For reservations phone Dot on 634302480



What’s on-Jewellery Workshop 

workshop wrapped gemstones2

Is a great introduction to beaded jewellery making. This is a hands-on class so you will be making jewellery to take home! It’s a fun way to spend a day expressing your creativity!

You will learn: how to use jewellery tools, working with wire, choose right findings and other skills that can be used to continue making jewellery at home.

You will leave the class with :

  • Wire wrapped pendant

Suitable for: those with no previous experience. And great taster for those taking their first steps into the creative field.

Class Price: 30 euro

All materials are provided for classes and are included in the price. All jewellery made in the class you take home with you.

We supply all necessary tools for a class.

 Just come over and enjoy.

Call or E-mail for bookings

Ph. 0034 646862510

E-mail: a.piniuta at gmail dot com


Saturday 30-04-2016 at Detunda Bar Maro

Thank you    Joanna Piniuta


 What’s on- Organic Tapas Lunch on 6th May at Casa Montes Negros

Join us for a delicious organic tapas lunch at Casa Montes Negros organic farm, followed by an optional walk on the farm on Friday 6th May

, meeting point El Bar Cruce, Trapiche at 13.00 p.m.

Google link http://goo.gl/VHSKUi

Enjoy your meal while taking in the wonderful views of the Sierra Tejeda mountains and relaxing in the peace of this tranquil corner of the Axarquia region.

The tapas lunch is served as a buffet on the terrace and is inspired by local and seasonal produce, much of it produced on the farm.

The optional walk takes 1 hour and requires some agility due to the steepness in some areas.


Nibbles – served with homemade Mint and Ginger Lemonade and a Champagne cocktail

Freshly baked Pittas with Roast Tomato Dip, Guacamole and Labneh Cheese.

Onion Bahjis with Raita, Chili sauces and chutneys

Rabbit Pie or Slow Roast Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Quiche

Selection of Seasonal Salads

And if you still have space there will be Chocolate and Almond Cake and fresh fruit with homemade yoghurt to finish off the meal.

Everything is freshly prepared from scratch using organic ingredients and the lunch costs 15 euros per person.

Wine and beer available at the honesty bar.

For those who would prefer not to drive, we offer the option of collecting you from the meeting point and taking you back again for an extra 3 euros.

To reserve your place send an email to rachael at casamontesnegros.com with your name and mobile number or ring Rachael on 655 987 105.




Casa Magel

We have rooms available  for our special offer 2 nights B&B with 3 course evening meal & wine for !00€ for 2 people in double en suite room.

We can also get tickets for the Caminito del Rey usually Tuesdays to Fridays on most occasion book your room first and we will then apply for tickets 10-15€. if we can’t get the dates you want, we can change the date of your booking.

Would like to thank all you lovely guests who have stayed with us and even come back again.

Lots to do here, Wolf Park is very popular, closed on Wednesdays. Beautiful Convento Magdalena, Antequera and El Torcal. Lakes and El chorro

Good food, friendly hosts and peaceful surroundings. Take a break.

We can also arrange horse riding and Quad biking.


Contact Maggie  at    casamagel@yahoo.com



What’s on-Lux Mundi, Fuengirola information and coming event.

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.

For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Fuengirola Tel 952 474 840, e-mail luxmundif@gmail.com   web.www.lux-mundi.org.  Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards.


For Sale Beds & Chairs  


2 Chair/Beds.  Brown & White 10 Euros each



8 Dining Room Chairs 10 Euros each

2 Single Divan Beds with 2 Storage Drawers and including Mattress & Headboards (not matching)

25 Euros each

Please Phone 692 354 959 Torrox Park



For sale- Watering Programmers

Watering meter

6 programmers used for 1 month
50 euros the lot or 10 euros each
Phone 658164021



For Sale. Electric Running/Walking machine
walk machine
Pioneer. 644 A.   Very little used.
Finger touch electronic controls. Multi function. Speed, Calorie burn. Distance, Time ,Pulse etc etc. Full instructions in 7 languages including English in original packet plus spray can of official lubricant.  Safety cut out device.
€200 Euros. Buyer collects. Benamocarra Pueblo.
Call jenny on 618379290.  Email:  jennyswift @ gmail dot com



Clothes required

Unwanted clothes purchased.

Contact : gillmegoran @  hotmail.com




For Sale –24 spare tubes from a Calor Verde solar panel.

The panel itself has developed a leak but the glass tubes are in excellent condition.
The tubes are for sale at 5 Euros each.  Phone: 633 076 946
The tubes are similar to those in this photograph



For Sale- Artist’s Easel

Artist Easel

This strong, full size, wooden Artist’s Easel could inspire you to paint your masterpiece.
25 Euros
Tel. 0034635012374



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