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Is it me, or are blackbirds thinner in Spain?
They are certainly louder ( naturally).
Please answer to Digamextra, as this issue could be concerning hundreds of us.
Cheers John B.
(Editor responds : Certainly our newly hatched blackbirds are very slim & dapper, but maybe this is down the high quality food we put out for the parents and all the other wild birds. Jane)
-The free upgrade offer ends 29 July 16. No extension of the offer is expected.
-BEWARE! Microsoft has moved the Win 10 Upgrade to “Important Update” status, so it will be automatically installed on all PCs set to allow Automatic Updates, EVEN IF YOUR PC IS NOT CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING WIN 10!!! Plus MS keeps changing the number of the Win 10 Upgrade update so avoiding it by manually unselecting it from the updates list is impossible. Some Win 7/8 users who have not turned off Automatic Updates report finding that Win 10 in Spanish has been installed on their English PC without warning. Win 7 users may consider turning off Auto Updates at this point, as recommended by many support advice sites. Just do Java and Flash and web browser plug-in updates manually once a month and keep your antivirus program updated and do weekly full scans. Most new Win 7 updates are unnecessary for average users using major Western languages. Any possible benefit from new Win 7 Updates is, in my opinion, outweighed by an unwanted Win 10 Upgrade at this point. I will announce any new important Win 7 Updates on DigameXtra should they be necessary. Info on blocking the Win 10 Upgrade while leaving Auto-Updates on is below for those who wish to continue using that function.
-All Win 7/8 PC owners should by now have checked if their unit is Win 10 capable or not. You must check your PC’s manufacturer’s website to see if your exact model is on their list of Win 10 supported units, or if they provide no such list, check to see if they provide Win 10 drivers for your unit. The Microsoft Win 10 Compatibility Checker is unreliable! If there are no Win 10 drivers available from the manufacturer you should not do the upgrade.
-BEWARE! On PCs that were originally Win 7 or 8, even if your unit is on the manufacturer’s Upgradable List, or if Win 10 drivers are provided, that is no guaranty of future Win 10 compatibility. Some Win 7 or 8 PCs that were listed as upgradable initially have already been rendered unusable by recent updates to Win 10. So keeping a weekly “disk image” backup is very important on these units, allowing you to go back to the old system should the Win 10 Upgrade sneak in. Almost all PCs that were originally Win 8.1 are upgradable.
-You can continue to do Automatic Updates and still block Windows Update from installing the Win 10 upgrade on PCs by using the GWX Control Panel program. This page explains how to use it and offers a safe download link.
-Microsoft has announced the new updates for Win 10 will double the number of adverts on the Smart Screen and Lock Page. Thus Win 10 is no longer “free”, it is “ad supported”. Expect this trend to grow rapidly as ads become as invasive as they are in Android devices. Non-Android Linux is still totally free and has no adverts.
WELCOME TO LINUX SPECIAL: I can install Linux beside your current Windows system for 60EUR, including a 1hr class to get you started. You will have a new boot menu when powering on the PC, allowing you to choose to start Windows or Linux. This way you can become familiar with Linux while continuing to use Windows as your primary system. Linux and it’s programs are free, virtually immune to malware, have no adverts and allows you to access your Windows files while using Linux. Linux versions of programs you already use will be available, like Firefox, Chrome, Open Office and VLC Player. This way, when support for Win 7/8 ends, you can easily migrate to Linux full time. Offer ends 15JUN16.
Email: doctorlaptop @ gmx.com (Gmail users may find my replies in their Spam/Junk folder)
My New Website: http://doctorlaptop-repairs.webnode.com
Click website link for my NEW PHONE NUMBER. Work by appointment everyday, 11am-7pm. No calls before10am. Custom classes on all topics, 75mins./25euros. House calls possible, but I need a lift. Bitcoins wallet: 12PmcK7h39QpZeziSyhkNUBodCyzeUSDGa
Services Needed –GCSE Maths Tutor
Required for 2 hours a week in or near Nerja
please call Nikki on 684304513
2 friends of mine need a lift from Motril to Malaga airport at 7am this Sunday 20th.
They can contribute 75€ towards expenses can anyone help or
put them in touch with someone who might?
If so please call Paul on 634 368 397.
Many thanks, Jill
Recommendation –Health Insurance
My recommendation for private health insurance would be Provision medica all details can be found on line and they have several agents covering the area. We have been with them for 17 years, during which time we have had many health problems, including 2 which required major surgery and after care. They never quibbled. They use the best clinics and hospitals together with highly qualified specialists. They do not load the policy after you reach a certain age either, nor following a major claim. We are confident in their care and even though we are entitled to use the Social health Care, we never have.
Recommendation- Axarquia Oven Cleaning
I have just had a visit from Steve who has left my cooker looking like new. A professional worker who does what he says he will, I cannot recommend him too highly.
He can be reached at AxarquiaOvenCleaning @ gmail.com or 622117080
Recommendation Needed –Photographer
I need a photographer to take pictures of an apartment and then download them to a website.
Can anyone recommend such a person.
657 434 413
Recommendation C and A Euro Van Service
I have used this company twice in the last year and can thoroughly recommend the attitude of Cathy and Alan. They assist whatever the problem, wherever you want to send/bring items or entire households.
What’s on- Barry Marx Entertains
Calle Buena Vista 9, Puente Don Manuel, Alcaucin.
What’s on- Swim for Life- Competa, Sat. June 4th
A local man is planning to make a big splash for charity. Martin Robinson from Canillas de Albaida is undertaking a marathon swim to raise money for cancer charity Cudeca.
On Saturday, June 4th he will attempt to swim over 200 lengths of Competa pool.
Last year Martin was diagnosed with bowel cancer and after a major operation and gruelling chemotherapy he wants to raise money for the charity.
“Cudeca has helped support me in so ways” he said. “The swim is just a small personal way to thank everyone who has helped me.” “I’ve always been so fit, active and healthy. Therefore it was a huge shock to discover I had cancer,” he explained.
“Volunteers and health professionals from Cudeca were always on hand to offer help and advice.”
Everyone is invited to cheer Martin on and sponsor him by signing the forms that will be circulated by a team of helpers. Come along to Competa Pool on Saturday, 4th June from 10.00am onwards. Alternatively please place your sponsorship money in one of the official Cudeca collection tins at the event.
Help make a BIG SPLASH for charity. Any questions, please contact Cudeca volunteer; Cindy Jones 665156467 or email cindyjones19 @ hotmail.com
What’s on- APA Charity Event
Going to be a great day out for all the family.
Make a note in your diary great fun day and evening whilst
enjoying yourselves raising money for abandoned animals
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 ‘Silver Fox!’ who will play
their music for your delight.
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
Silver Fox 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 Silver Fox’s 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 https://goo.gl/maps/CmWH8BGNY4L2
What’s on- GU!R! on Sunday
Sunday 22nd May – Rock band GU!R! are at The Racing Club in Torrox Costa playing from 15:00h.
The Racing Club is on the main Torrox Costa to Torrox Village road (MA-102), look for the orange and black gates. Parking on the opposite side of the road. Bar and food available from 14:00h. Non members most welcome.
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/GUIRI.rock.band or, to make a reservation, call 654 715 382.
What’s on – Tonight & all Weekend
Fun weekend at Bar H2o, Playa Burriana Nerja 21-22 May.
Events for the children plus you can meet the City Fm Malaga radio presenters.
Saturday White party from 9pm with complimentary Barbecue while it lasts.
(Forfeit if not in white donation to charity please)
Ms Barbara Minelli will be making a performance 11pm to keep you entertained.
Charity prize draw in aid of the new Give Me Five animal charity, some fantastic prizes
What’s on –Sunday: Visiting Flautist at Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden.
More classical music on Sunday! Our regular Chamber Group is happy to welcome highly accomplished Brenda Fedoruk, Principal Flautist with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.
Unfortunately her husband Sharman King left his Bass Trombone at home!
What better way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon than enjoying art and music.
160 sculptures by 15 international artists set amid a lush garden full of tropical trees, shrubs and flowers.
A unique experience in Andalucia, 20 mins north of Almunecar.
Music will begin around 12 noon.
Entry 10€ (includes refreshment). Directions at www.kittyharri.com
(Note from the Editor – Last Sunday, 4 of us visited this delightful, intriguing & unique attraction! It is truly one of the most “magical” places we have been to in decades. Jane)
What’s on-Fiesta Time in Ronda (2 Seats available)
The Phoenix Club are off on a jolly visiting the Historical City of Ronda on Sunday 22nd May. This weekend is the Ronda fiesta and the streets will be teeming with plenty to see and do including a medieval market, equestrian show, dancers and jugglers. This trip proves very popular so please book early.
Ronda in Andalucia, Spain is a popular city amongst travellers due to its romantic location in the mountains. The history of Ronda has seen many rulers settle and build upon the town, which is perched on top of a mighty cliff. Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Catholic monarchs all left their mark. Wars and subsequent rebellions such as the Napoleonic invasion and the Spanish civil war inspired many stories, including Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. The romantic character of both the location and history of Ronda has accumulated in a yearly event known as Ronda Romantíca. Although it wasn’t set up until recently, every year more people flood to the city to witness this enchanting dive into the past. As locals dress up as their favourite characters from history, the streets come alive with markets, parades, music, dances and stories from the romantic times of Ronda – the late 18th and the 19th century.
It is simply a must-see experience.
Another important part of Ronda Romantíca is the historical fair, where the importance of livestock for the area throughout the ages becomes obvious. Cattle and horses were a great source of wealth, and the stately traditional fairs where these could be traded exempted from tax were a tell-tale sign of city’s importance. It’s no wonder then that one of Spain’s oldest bull rings is found in Ronda.
So do you love history, romantic views and enthusiastic Spanish fiestas? Then you can’t miss out on Ronda Romantíca 2016! Whether you participate in the parade in your own costume or enjoy the traditional fair, dances and stories as a spectator – this is one experience you won’t forget.
Due to a cancellation we have 2 seats available if you would like to come along.
Date: Sunday 22 May 2016
Price? €17pp and includes drivers gratuity.
Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 9am and returning from Ronda at 17.30.
For more information or to book call Gail on 951067723, firstname.lastname@example.org or 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 at the Bar/Restaurant La Vega in Torre del Mar between 12 and 2 pm. Bookings/payments can be made from 12.15 onwards.
What’s on atArt Exhibition at La Casa De Cultura in Frigiliana
May 16th to June 3rd
What’s on- Torrox costa Life Music Saturday
What’s on- Tour of Velez Malaga
Enquiries and bookings to email; email@example.com or tel; 625966625
What’s on – Garden Centre Market TODAY in La Vinuela!The Organic Market is on today – Saturday 21st May, so pop by and pick up your organic goodies!Browse the great range of organic produce including local, blue and raw milk cheeses, wood oven bread, fruit and vegetables, flours, pulses, seeds, sugar and rice ,pasties, pies, biscuits and cakes, eggs, vegan and super foods, jams and chutneys, spicy sauces, olive oil, and artisan beers plus raw treats.
Our ever changing handicrafts stalls feature this week fair trade shoes, hand painted silk scarves, pen and ink drawings and posters and Himalayan salt lamps. Why not have your tarot cards read for you
Plus Yin Yoga at 12 o’clock.Come and enjoy a morning’s shopping in a delightful venue with organic breakfast and tapas, coffee, wine, and beer available at the bar.Find us on the A356, Torre del Mar to La Vinuela road, opposite the Renault Trucks, km 39. Google link https://goo.gl/nDLk6o
mercadoecovivero at gmail.com 655987105
What’s on Cinema in English (Thanks to Doug)
X Men: Apocalypse – Dir. Bryan Singer. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbinder. Sat – Sun 12:30, 16:15, 18:00. Mon – Thur 16:30, 19:00, 21:45.
On Tuesday only, there will also be screenings of: Captain America: Civil War (15:45, 21:25), The Jungle Book (15:45, 22:25), Eyes In The Sky (20:15), The Witch (16:25, 18:25).
The Witch – Dir. Robert Eggers. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Kate Dickie. Daily: 23:45.
X Men: Apocalypse, Captain America and Angry Birds are also on daily. The Jungle Book and Eye In The Sky are on at the weekend only. Check website for timings.
The Man Who Knew Infinity – Dir. Matt Brown. With Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons. Daily: 20:10, 22:15.
A Royal Night Out – Dir. Julian Jarrold. With Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson Daily till Monday: 16:30, 18:20: 22:10.
Wanted – Butane Gas Bottle
Either REPSOL or CEPSA Will collect
Tel 635656347 or email Meredith dot paul1 @sky dot com
For Sale-Vespa 1964
Good condition, 200cc engine, 2 years ITV, All paper work ,
Tax up to date,
2200 euro ONO, price to include transfer.
Any questions please telephone Simon 686650138
For Sale –Headboards & Table
Headboard – 85 euros
Coffee table – 40 euros
Krikjohnson @ Hotmail dot com
Wanted- All your unwanted items
Have a clear out . we will pay cash for your unwanted goods .
Ring Ernie or Martin on 616812765 or 690854154.
For Sale – Wall clock (Repeat but with picture)
Was working back in the u k however has been in storage for the passed 9 years here in Spain 55 euros. 678948661. Nerja/ Frigiliana
For sale –Items Reduced
Before €25.- now 1€5.-
Before €20.- now €10.-
labedabe at gmail dot com
For Sale –Collection of Craft/Hobby books
As new 30 euros
Wanted- Home Swap
We are looking to swap our sumptuous Burriana Beach-area 2br condo for accommodation somewhere in the UK for one to two weeks in either early July or early August.
The condo is in a small complex with its own swimming pool, a ten minute walk up the hill from Burriana Beach. It has its own rooftop patio, as well as a large patio off the living room and one off the master bedroom. Wireless internet free of charge, and we also have two standard sized mountain bikes and a smaller mountain bike for your use.
Our hope is for a two bedroom space somewhere in the south of England, although we are open to suggestions. It would be nice to be close to the water, although this is not essential either.
Our wish list includes:
Please contact Mike at golfing nut @ ymail dot com
(note “y” mail and not “g” mail)
For Sale- Antique solid Mahogany Table
Queen Ann legs 250 euros
For sale – BMX Style Bike
Grandkid Coming for a Visit?
We have our soon-to-be-nine-year-old’s BMX-Style Bike up for sale.
It’s a single-speed, dual-brake model, well constructed with new tires.
Would suit a younger child or older kids who like the BMX look.
Please email Mike at cameronhous @ yahoo dot com
Must be at least 200 litre tank, and producing approx 500 litres per minute.
Contact fincaelgato at hotmail dot com
For Sale- Thule Ride-On 9502 tow-bar mounted rack for two bikes.
Rack weighs 9.5kg and can take 2 x 15kg bikes (30 kg load)
Attaches easily to tow ball, and has standard 7-pin connection for brake and indicator lights. Board has slots to fit a standard UK or Spanish number plate.
This rack tilts (manually) to allow access to boot while bikes are loaded –
saves you removing rack. The padded loop that the bikes lean against folds down for easy storage (see pic)
Comes with fixing straps and spanner.100 Euro.
Quality piano stool – hardly used. Red velour cloth top and solid high gloss walnut body. Adjustable height. Very study. Can deliver within a reasonable distance of Competa. 40 Euro.
Please contact kparnell888 @ gmail.com or phone 616 341 709
For sale –Electric Radiator
Honeywell electric radiator with turbo fan which can be operated independently with the oil heater.
Contact phone number 697269929 Nerja.
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