Digamextra No. 251 Sunday May 29th 2016  


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Which Band Played Friday Morning?

Does anyone know the name of the band who were playing on the Balcon in Nerja yesterday morning?  They were GOOD, least I thought so and a French bus party tourist told me she thought they were great – when their guide told them time to go they all wanted to stay and listen for longer.  joanmccallum1 @ gmail.com



Question re Solar Heating Configuration

I wonder if there is anyone who has experience with this problem out there in Digameland

I would like solar heating for my water but I only have water on the ground floor.

The best place for a panel is on the top terrace three storeys up.

That wastes a lot of water running the hot down to the ground floor.

I thought the best solution is to generate electricity on the top terrace and use it to power an immersion heater in my tank.

Is this viable? Legal? Safe?

Anyone with the experience out there, please help either to me or publicly.

Mark in Torrox

mdvoverton @ yahoodotcodotuk  (spaces inserted)   618495346



Information Needed Please

Can anyone tell me the best flour to use for bread makers here in

Spain and also where to buy it ? Thanx

Email cook819 @ btinternet.com or phone or

message 00447922206446



Services Available- Can I Help You ? Notary or Town Hall

*Doctors and Hospitals Visits


*NIE Numbers  and Taxes

*A simple phone call / Letter Translation

*Any problem can be solved       Patricia Baeza Vargas
666.08.95.58 / baezavargas @ hotmail.com



Services Needed – Response Optician
We have been to Soloptical in El Engenio and have been very satisfied. My wife completed the Eye Test in Spanish. I however asked if the optician spoke English and found she was quite fluent,
so I did my eye test in English. She was very thorough and I thoroughly recommend them.



Services Available-Interpreter  

Going to see your doctor can be a worrying time for you, be it for your annual check up, or for something a bit more serious.  It only adds to that worry if you don’t understand what is being said to you.
Let me help you with that.  Fifteen years experience as an interpreter in the hospital allows me to ask the questions you might not have thought of and to explain, in a sensible way, the diagnosis medication or paperwork you need to aid you on the road to recovery.
I don’t charge by the hour and my fee is reasonable.
Do call me if you have any questions.
Pamela Walshe. 609040709
pamelawalshe @ hotmail.com



Services Needed  –Speedy Telephone Package

Having moved to El Morche (far end just before leaving el Morche) and had Movistar/Telefonica fusion package installed, the best speed we get is 2.5 megabits, which they are now telling me is all we can hope for in this area.
Can anyone confirm this for me?

Or tell me if there are other providers with a decent speed?

At our previous address we consistently got nearly 9.





Services Needed –Refurbishing a Chair

Does anyone know of anyone who could refurbish reclining chairs,

does not need recovering, just new springs and possibly new foam.

We are located in Caleta.  Thank you.

email: sueanddalewhiting@hotmail.com




Services Needed – Dance Classes

Does anyone know of any dance classes in the Torrox / Nerja area.
All types of dance.. English spoken teacher would be preferable..

As absolute beginner!
Replies to Digame for any other interested dancers
Thank you Linda G.



Services Appreciated  bouquet

I would like a bouquet for Patrick and Richard of Tail who laboured tirelessly with the invaluable help of Dean Hunter to rid my house of a lot of its unwanted items.

Thank you so very much guys who helped tremendously to start getting my house back to normal.

Thanks again.

Kate Morris




Recommendation –Photos for Passports, Licences etc…

If anybody is in need of photographs for passports or driving licence etc, I can thoroughly recommend New York Photo in Torre del Mar. If you stand in front of the big church in the centre of town, next to what was the tram station, the shop is painted bright red and set back just to the right of the church. We walked in wanting photos for a UK passport and Spanish driving licence. Within five minutes we were walking out with perfect photos. The shop owner takes the photo and alters the background accordingly on computer (grey for UK passport etc) and even cuts them out to the right size! Four euros for a set of four shots. Quick and efficient and cheap. Nigel.




Recommendation – Transport Services bouqet

We have just had our goods and chattels transported by Canda removals from Spain to the UK, and want to say a big thank you to Cathy & Alan for their excellent service, despite being caught up in the troubles in France. We would recommend their service to anyone, good prices, a lovely couple who do the job properly. Their contact email is :
candaeurovanservice @ yahoo (dot) com. Ann & Peter O’Toole annotoole8 @ yahoo (dot) co. (dot) uk



Recommendation – Dr. Laptop

I would like to thank Dr Laptop for sorting out a problem for me regarding the setting up of a tp-link router . I would not hesitate to use him again    .ianandmaryespada @ gmail.com



Recommendation- Competa Local Police

Cómpeta is suffering from a serious lack of water, so i got quite upset, when I came home at about 18 yesterday and found a large leak in a water tube at the boundary of our plot. The Town Hall did not answer the phone at that time, so in desperation I emailed the Alcalde and the responsible for the water, hoping that someone might still be around. Why do these things always happen on Friday evenings!!

Even thought about phoning the police, but, well, perhaps not their line of work.

At about 19, two very concerned officers from the Policia Local called at our house! They had observed the water running across the road. We had a look at the well where the water could be shut off, but it was locked. They tried calling the Town Hall’s plumbers, first without success, but soon apparently they succeeded: the water was closed off!!

Good to see that the situation is being watched. Also our good neighbor came around the see what was happening.

So, next time this happens out of normal business hours, I will not hesitate to call the Policia Local!    Birgit



What’s On- A Rockin’ Good Time at Nerja, this Sunday

rock varadero

Sunday, 29th May, 2016.

***** Table Reservation Highly Recommended.

If you fancy a fantastic time with some really good, sing-along-music, you’ll love to ‘Rock & Roll’ with the fabulous ‘Memphis Trio’ who will be playing for your delight at El Varadero,

Sunday afternoon 29th May at : 1 O’Clock – 2 O’Clock – 3 O’Clock – Let’s Rock !!!!!

Make some new memories & friends, enjoy Good Music, Good Food & Some Good Fun, Guaranteed……..

Full À la carte menu including exciting new ‘House Specials’ & a Brand New 3 course Special – Menu Del Domingo. 8.95€

Rock with us this Sunday the 29th May and dance your shoes off !!!!

plus much, so much more…………

Paco says he wants to see you all there, ” Please, Come On !!

See you there ……..

Driving Directions Map to El VAradero from Velez Malaga


For reservations or more details ring Allen on  622 257 817




What’s on- Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden




What’s on- Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar

Monday 30th May – German Coffee meetings at 15.00 to 17.00 Finishes for the Summer will re-start on Monday September 5th at 15.00. Lux Mundi wish you a very happy Summer and look forward to seeing you again in September.

Tuesday 31st May – Photography Club.  From “Good Shot” to “Great Shot”, why not come and learn the art of photography with Rob Bell Photography. A fun and informal class to help you to get more from your camera/photos. Open to all, from beginners to the more experienced photographer, regardless of the type of camera you use. There will be something for everyone!! Don´t forget to bring your camera. Please phone Rob Bell for information on where it is taking place Tel: 951066688 or mobile 678204428. Ticket price 4€ per lesson available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising.

For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org  .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards


For Sale & Wanted Section 

Repeat ads will not be allowed unless the original price                                 is reduced considerably, nor for at least 2 weeks later.                Photos will only be published once.


Free to collect.

1.2m satellite dish complete with wall bracket.

Competa area.

Call Mick on 633608619



For Sale –Rover 75 Estate Diesel

Rover Car

Car for sale U.K. registered suitable for anyone returning to UK

MOT April 2016 only 88,000 Miles from new.

Contact richard.shotton @ hotmail.com

Price 1,250 Euro o.v.n.o.



Wanted canvas bell tents.

Any size. Does any one have one for sale or know where

I might find one.

Email Angie.Tearoomangie @ gmail.com.

Or tel +44 7989234908.



For Sale-Satellite Dish   

Sky dish

Large Sky Dish ,for sale     30 euros .no L M B .with base stand
Torrox Costa .Ring 952539070 .



Wanted –Motorised Treadmill 

Does anyone have a motorised treadmill for sale, preferably with a motorised incline.  Please phone Joyce on 693 367 361.



For Sale Large Multiyork sofa in excellent condition.

sofa thingCovers completely removable and can be easily replaced by multiyork.

Telephone 693 367 361.



For Sale- Various –

Above BP Garage Torrox fi @ fionacole.com

Contact seller for pics

1 pair of cycling bags €15

Sewing Machine without foot pedal  free to collector.

Brand New George wet vac €250

Brand New Charles wet vac €175.

Salmon Poacher €20

Crock Pot €20

Black and Decker upright/cylinder hoover €35

Beautiful Retro Extending Table and Chairs (purchased in shop in Torre Del Mar at €350 2 years ago) €150.




For Sale – Large, blue, metal framed sofa bed in Triana –

100 euros
2m. in length.

Frame has been re-sprayed and the cushions are new.
Cushions could also be used as 2 single beds for guests.
Buyer to collect. Donation to APARIV.
Tel. Anne 693231007




Wanted- Welding Mask

Wondering if anyone has a welding mask they no longer need or use.

Happy to buy at the right price.  Please phone 666307161




For Sale  Travel Cot. Torrox Costa
Almost new travel cot used only couple of times.
Brand new thick mattress covered in a cotton cover.
Also 2 new cotton fitted sheets,.mattress protector..

mosquito net for cot plus a pram net.
Will accept €50 ono
Tel 693 55 80 61




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