Digamextra No. 249 Friday May 27th 2016

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Adorable Kitten Needs a Home                                                           

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As much as I hate to do this. We have to find a home for cute little beebee. She is the only kitten that popped out of an old cat that adopted us 6 weeks ago. Beebee is socialised litter trained and weaned. She is so sweet but she is too vulnerable around our 5 dogs. So it’s vital to find her a home asap. If you are interested please contact me Julia on 629556210 or email jandtonic@gmail.com.  thank you.


65 Card – Responses

(1) Last time round mine came automatically, so I have “not aged at all” because it is still the original photo

(2) The 65 card is renewed automatically and you should receive your new one any day now.  Unfortunately if it does not arrive you have to apply for a duplicate and they make you wait for 30 days to see if it turns up before they issue the duplicate.  Jan




Monaco Grand Prix – Response

With regard to Monaco grand prix,  I would enquire at Lew’s Fish and Chips in Torrox Costa

If he has a laptop or tablet with him he can watch it on this link I suggest he checks it out on Saturday to be sure.


It is also on Filmon – Channel Four .     Jan


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Windows 10: A New Dirty Trick & Links to Check Your PC

Microsoft has been accused of dirty tricks after apparently fooling users into upgrading to Windows 10 by changing a setting on a pop up so people who click on a red cross in the corner — which usually closes a window – are instead deemed to have accepted an upgrade. Previously Microsoft advised people not wishing to upgrade to click the red cross. Microsoft says anyone who inadvertently agrees to the upgrade — being dubbed “updategate” — can reverse the process if they wish. “If you click on OK or on the red box with an”X” in the upper left corner, you’re all set for the upgrade and there is nothing further to do,” says Microsoft on its website. “When you close this pop up, your PC will upgrade at the scheduled time. Based on customer feedback, in the most recent version of the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app, we confirm the time of your scheduled upgrade and provide you an additional opportunity for cancelling or rescheduling the upgrade.” Gee, thanks MS for making that clear…NOT.

All Windows 7 users who don’t want Windows 10 should choose to cancel. Under no circumstance should you accept the upgrade until you have confirmed your computer is supported for Windows 10 by checking your computer manufacturer’s website to confirm that your exact model is on their list of models the manufacturer supports for a Windows 10 upgrade. If the site says the upgrade to Windows 10 is not supported or un-tested do not do it. Some manufacturers make finding their list difficult to find. Be persistant. I have included links for some manufacturers below.

Read the full article here:


Check your computer here

Asus: https://www.asus.com/event/2015/osupgrade/upgrade.html

Acer: http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/windows10-eligible-models

Dell: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN297954

Toshiba: http://www.toshiba.eu/generic/windows10/

Packard Bell: http://www.packardbell.co.uk/pb/en/GB/content/windows10-eligible-models#_ga=1.105304195.1832640267.1464186795

HP: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/windows10/upgrade.html

I highly recommend making a system image backup onto an external memory device before doing the upgrade in all cases; in case something goes wrong you will be able to recover.

Need help regarding this? Email me. doctorlaptop @ gmx.com


IT for idiots – Advice needed

Since installing Windows 10 (on a Lenovo laptop that’s just a few months old),     I have been unable to save Word docs in pdf.  I took my laptop in to our local cyber shop (from where it was bought) and the technician re-installed Adobe reader (which had disappeared) but this hasn’t helped.  I’ve ‘asked Cortana´ on my laptop, and it seems I am not alone!  However, the answers are complex and conflicting, and all way beyond the ken of an IT idiot like me.  I don’t want to just take it back to the shop again, as I’m not convinced they are completely on top of Windows 10 problems (is anybody?).

Has anyone else in Digameland  encountered this problem?  Is there a simple (and I mean SIMPLE!) answer…? or other suggestions?

Answers to Digamextra, please.   LS


Services Available- Interpreter

Interpreter for whatever situation where Spanish is needed but not spoken!

English Mother Tongue. Diane
666 667 311


Services Professional Carer Available

I have over fifteen years  experience as a carer.

I am available days or evenings.I am also available for overnight care if required. I have worked with elderly people, children with special needs and also adults with special needs.

References available if required. Police clearance also available.

Own transport.

Reasonable Rates.

Living in  Nerja / Torrox area.

email : edel b 222 @ gmail . com



Services Available- Piano Lesson in Torrox

piano lessonwith a teacher with over 20 years of teaching experiences.
From beginner to advanced level, student of all ages are welcome. (Lessons are available in English, German, Spanish)
Please contact  630 517 844 also whats app or e-mail orie.sato @ gmx.net



Services Needed – Info Required re  Botox and Dermal fillers
Please tell me if there an experienced practitioner in the area offering Botox and Dermal Fillers for facial lines and creases .
I have been returning to the UK for treatment
but feel there must be somewhere local that offer the same treatments and products
I am rather nervous so would appreciate personal recommendations .

Please reply to Digamextra as maybe others will be interested



Recommendation – House renovation recommendation

We used Rob and his team at Platinum Building Services for a total renovation of our Torrox Pueblo house.

He did this whilst we were in UK successfully using email and photographs to help resolve any problems that occurred.

He is based in Torrox Pueblo so easy to get hold of when you need him.

We would happily recommend him. He has a photographic record of some of the work he did for us which we would be more than happy for him to share with prospective customers.

His email is – rob@platinumbuildingservices.net

Phone  – 665322136 or 952539423.




What’s On @ Bar La Dama : Weekend’s Special Dishes!  


This weekend, at Bar La Dama in Algarrobo-Costa, we have selected two dishes that will impress you: Duck Breast in Orange Sauce or Fish Cake with 3 Sauces and French Fries. Whether you come for dinner on Saturday or for lunch on Sunday, we will serve you the best plates for the weekend. Call us in advance (+34 606 038 202 or +34 618 474 623) to reserve your table!

When: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of May

Where: Bar La Dama, Urb. Centro Internacional – Bloque 73, Algarrobo-Costa

What: Special Dishes Duck Breast and Fish Cake




What’s On Bar Amalia, Archez

Our guest Chef, Maria is cooking traditional Paella this Friday and Saturday night.  Why not team it with a jug of freshly made Sangria and enjoy the Spanish experience whilst enjoying the views from our terrace.

Bookings essential for Paella.  To book your table call Dot on 634302480



What’s on –Coach Trip to Benalmadena


Asociacion El Valle Del Embalse are running a coach trip on Thursday, June 16th to BENALMADENA – PARQUE LA PALOMA,

Time to explore the Parque, which is well worth a visit.

We leave there at 16.00 to go to the Marina at Benalmadena then Ferry trip to MALAGA port approx 1 hour trip, then free time in MALAGA for a meal or shopping.

We depart from Cortijo Romero at 11:30 (now Mis Tapitas) in Puente don Manuel, in Alcaucin,  Return from MALAGA 21:30

Members €18 Non members €22.50

More info on our facebook Page –  El Valle Asociacion in Axarquia

or our website:-


Where you will also find lots of information about the club.

Bookings can be made at Meson Sara Restaurant, in Puente don Manuel

every Friday morning between 11.30 to 12.30 for any of our trips.




What’s on- Sunday Roast at Silks Sports Bar & Grill
Tel:952967266 (bookings advised)
Sunday 29th May
12.30pm to 6pm
Roast Beef with homemade yorkshire pudding
Roast Pork with homemade crackling and apple sauce
Roast Lamb with fresh mint sauce
Vegetarian option available upon request
(€1.50 supplement for Lamb)
Accompanied with
Roasted and Creamed Potatoes
Mashed carrot and swede
Sauteed green beans
Cauliflower cheese
Homemade gravy
Local 2, Bloque 8, Urb Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa




What’s on- Re-opening of the Pavo Real On Wednesdays. 

SmileyTo celebrate the re-opening of the Pavo Real on Wednesdays, on the 1st of June from 7.30pm there is a Pie and Pea night organized.

The cost will be 8 Euros.

There will be music and games, anyone who attended Christmas Eve will know what I mean !!

Games will be hosted by Stewart, so get ready for fun.

To reserve a table contact Paul Watson on 654869083



What’s on at Scirocco’s Venta Baja




What’s on –Art Studio Open Day

A reminder that this Saturday (28th.) is open day- 10.00 to 14.00 – at Joe Boyle’s art studio in La Molineta, Frigiliana, with already low prices discounted at 20% and 10% of takings going to Cudeca.
If you’re looking to have original work hanging on your walls, at low cost, this is your chance.
Come along and browse with a glass of something at no obligation before nipping over to the tapas bar a few strides away.
La Molineta is on a bend on the Nerja road up to beautiful Frigiliana.                        The studio can be seen from the road.
Hasta lumbago,


Special Offer A week’s Luxury Holiday in Fuengirola

Best offers please for AAR

I thought it was sold, but I need to re-advertise, as I have been let down.

Please tell your friends or anyone you think might be interested.

ALL Proceeds to Axarquia Animal Rescue,

I hope to raise over 200 Euros, it is worth more than double that.

1 Week Luxury accommodation in Fuengirola,

11th to 18th of June.

1 bedroom premier apartment, sleeps 4
It is at our timeshare in Club la Costa, our grandson was going to use it but has cancelled. Because it is so close to arrival we lose the reservation so I thought it would be great if I can raise some funds for all the puppies that have been arriving thick & fast!!
If you click on the link below you will see lots of info about the resort, it is a fantastic place, really top of the range accommodation. It would be ideal for golfers or just for a relaxing break.

You can call me, Dorothy Girvan, on 676 320 615 or Ann Steel on 693 462 975 for more info.

There is no catch or sales pitch, but as you are there as our guests, you WILL receive a call offering you an update & Free  breakfast in the restaurant if you listen to the sales pitch but you just say NO that is the end of it. Simples!!

Please share this with anyone you think might be interested. Thanks.

San Diego Suites

AAR Apartment Fuen

San Diego Suites at California Beach Resort on the Costa del Sol

Situated on Spain’s legendary Costa del Sol, San Diego Suites was designed to offer the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art family holiday complex in Spain




Yamaha digital keyboard

For the person advertising this keyboard, I couldn’t get through on the number given so if it’s still available, could you call me on 684 381 652?



For Sale – Bedside Cabinet

bedside cab

2 Bedside cabinets, good condition,





indicatorWanted, 307cc rear indicator pic

Near side rear outer indicator light for Peugeot 307cc same as photo, (must be for cabriolet) are someone as stole the plastic cover from my car. Please call or text..639005547 with condition and price. David



For Sale- Missing your Garden ?

Littleweed is just the answer. From organic vegetables grown by yourself or having chickens for fresh eggs to a wonderful hobby with many like-minded friends, we have a lovely community in Nerja at Littleweed Allotments for a lot less than a coffee a day. Ring Ted on 693 051 515 or send an email to littleweedallotments@gmail.com


For Sale- Peugeot RCZ 200 a rare and desirable car.  


Full service history from main dealer.

March 2011. 29,000 kms. ITV May 2017.  Tax paid

One owner. Immaculate, as new.

13,750 euros

clark-ward at gmx dot com (email)

655 62 98 21 telephone.



For Sale – Samsung digital home cinema


5.1 speaker system  model ht-z 120 300 watts.

Complete with remote, user manual.

CD player, fm radio, usb port.

Excellent condition and sound.

Price €55. Contact Mike 952516985

email mcauliffe99 @ hotmail.com  Competa area



For sale. Baby equipment

Standard sized wooden cot, not drop-down side, 2 positions for base plus mattress with removable cover for washing.

Both used 2 weeks only and clean.   €36

Mosquito net for cot or child’s bed  240cm, not used and still in original packaging €10

Portable strap-in  toddler seat with plastic tray for mealtimes –

attaches to table size chair.  Hardly used €10

Viñuela area.  Please phone Carole  610817272 (long ring)



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