Digamextra No. 255 Thursday June 2nd 2016

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Swimming for CUDECA


Swim for Life – Competa, Saturday 4th June 2016    PIC
Please come and along and watch Martin Robinson achieve 200 lengths in Competa Swimming Pool from 10.00amfor Cudeca Cancer Care.
If you wish to donate any items for our Tombola table, please email  stewart.lizbland  @ hotmail.co.uk
Thank you in advance, for your support.   Cindy Jones,  Cudeca Volunteer.



TV Question

Does anyone know if it’s best to buy a TV from the UK and have it sent over to Spain?   If so who would you suggest?

Dibroomfield @ gmail.com


Hot Topic- Europe

Oh my goodness, what a hot topic at Trapiche Market last Tuesday, Brexit and how British Nationals who live and enjoy the Spanish sunshine feel it may affect them personally. Many questions were fielded on how a Brexit may effect Brussels IV clauses in Wills and Brexit’s possible effect on future Estate Planning; for those who are both resident in Spain and for those who seesaw across the channel. www.Legalservices.direct is running a couple of very short, very free seminars to cover this worrying subject for the local people of Nerja and Torrox. if you are interested please email Gabrielle  admin@legalservices.direct or call 951 247 255  and I will furnish you with the details. Otherwise, come and say hello on Tuesdays at the Country Farmers market Los Jardines Del Trapiche on the way to Vinuela ….



La Hacienda moves in mysterious ways

I have always believed in glasnost regarding my tax affairs so when my little tax haven came to an end this year I was a little surprised, not in the amount of taxation, but in the manner in which it was taxed.  My small U.K. armed forces pension is too low to attract HMRCs attention other than to drop my U.K. tax allowance.

It would appear that the latest tax regime in Spain requires me to have very personalised tax rates. To demonstrate, if you are to combine the Junta and State rates then my personal rates are 3.3% higher than those quoted on the Junta de Andalucía and Agencia Tributaria websites; i.e. my base tax rate starts at 24.8% rather than 21.5%.  This assumes that all of the affected bands are adjusted by the same amount and the new bands apply equally to my age allowance.

I cannot find out is how these adjustments are calculated, my Gestor is reduced to on-line form filling so was unable to help. The ‘manual práctico renta 2015’ will probably have the information in it somewhere but a 1160 page  manual in a foreign language does not make easy bedtime reading unless you are an insomniac.

Is there anyone in Digameland able to direct me to either a website that can explain or the relevant page in the manual?

Please reply to me at DAVEdotCROWE20AatGMAILdotCOM (all in lower case and ‘.’ not ‘dot’ etc)

Thank you, Dave


Teaming with AAR pic


€1 doesn’t buy you a lot, but when donated to Axarquia Animal Rescue TEAMING it goes much further!

During May our teamers contributions bought two new cat traps for our TNR programme. Thank you.
Please click the link to join teaming and donate just €1 a month.





Do you like singing?  We are inviting new male and female singers to become members of the local choir, Coral Coraxalia.  Good atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances, social events, possible touring, etc.  Rehearsals Thursdays 17.30 – 20.00 in Viñuela village, Casa Cultura.  Plenty of free parking.  Come and listen to a rehearsal and then join us!  For more information call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish.

From Torre Del Mar.  From the motorway Junction 272 near El Ingenio Mall,, take the A356  and keep heading towards the mountains.  At Junction KM38 at the end of the bridge, turn right to Las Gómez, La Viñuela, A7205.  Left at t-junction towards Viñuela.  Go through the village of Las Gómez and on a right hand bend just after KM 2, there is new roundabout and our rehearsal room is in La Casa Cultura which is the single storey building right on the new roundabout.  Plenty of parking opposite.      10 mins. Drive max.  from El Ingenio shopping mall.

Approaching from  Puente Don Manuel, take A7205 which bypasses Viñuela village and right at the end of the village, right opposite the new roundabout, you’ll see a white single storey building on the right.  Free car park opposite.   Ring and let us know if you are coming and we will bring some spare music.

We are about to begin rehearsing a new programme, including Carmina Burana which we will perform with others choirs and full orchestra in Granada in March 2017 .  Our choir has been invited to sing following our success at the Granada Choirs Festival last month

¿Te gusta cantar? Estamos invitando a nuevos cantantes masculinos y femeninos para convertirse en miembros del coro local, Coral Coraxalia. Buen ambiente, todas las nacionalidades, buen repertorio, espectáculos, eventos sociales, es posible gira, etc. Simulacros jueves 17.30 – 20.00 en el pueblo de Viñuela, Casa Cultura. Un montón de aparcamiento gratuito. Ven a escuchar a un ensayo y luego unirse a nosotros! Para más información llame al 669 682 139 Inglés / 689 111 352 español.

Estamos a punto de comenzar a ensayar un nuevo programa, incluyendo Carmina Burana, que vamos a realizar con otros coros y orquesta completa en Granada en de marzo de de 2017. Nuestro coro ha sido invitado a cantar después de nuestro éxito en el mes pasado Festival de Coros Granada


Services available: Cleaner

Due to client moving I now have a slot for Wednesday’s…are you in need if a reliable trustworthy cleaner? I cover nerja, Torrox and caleta. References can be provided from existing client… contact me imthemaid4u@gmail.com to discuss your requirements  


Services Available-Underwater Pool Tile Repairs

We specialize in repairing missing/loose pool tiles underwater.

Using scuba gear and our very own underwater cement. Also we can fix lights, drain covers, fit handrails and also prevent leaks if they are visible seen.

Contact info: Owen May 635592777 Email: underwatertiling@outlook.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deep6underwater/



Services Available – Modelling

Modeling for artists (painting/drawing etc), photographing, film,

advertising, voice-over etc etc (no nudity).

mariaerving (at) gmail (dot) com
Phone: 622 619 733


If anyone has any knowledge on how I can get myself known to artistic and creative people who are looking for models/actors then please let me know.

Thank you



Services Available-

48 Year old lady Care giver with much experience

In the Axarquia or Malaga areas.

Attentive, reliable and friendly.

Speaks Spanish and English

Also available for house-stitting if required, animal care with experience

Contact  Ana at 685590888 or ( Whats app 629901639) or

e-mail:  cost11 @ post.com



Rental Available Apartment Share In Nerja, Torrecilla Beach
I have a 2 bedroom flat 100m from the beach on Calle Castillo Perez.

It is a typical Spanish apt where you must walk thru one bedroom to get to the
master bedroom, where I sleep. I am looking for someone to occupy the second
bedroom (10m2), which has a large window, ceiling fan and futon bed.

Yes, I will have to walk thru that bedroom once a night when I retire for the
evening, usually very late. You can buy a cheap floor standing room divider at China Central if you want more privacy. But hey, it’s a great location, close to the beach and it’s very affordable. Apt has: balcony with awning/table/chairs/BBQ, washer, fully equipped kitchen, TV (Spanish, not satellite), we share a full bath with tub/shower, large rooftop terrace access and is just one flight up.

Fiber optic wifi will be added soon.

Small, quiet dog ok if it gets along with mine.

190EUR/month includes all bills. 3 month minimum stay.

Available 01July. 100EUR security deposit, applied to last month rent.

Contact 675 993069




What’s On- at Restaurant El Pino this Saturday night.

Money Group

Live this Saturday @ Restaurant El Pino in Torrox.

Enjoy 100 songs in 3 hours of live music!

Tickets are 10€ which include a choice of main meal.

The menu choices on the night are homemade cod goujons or spit roast chicken.

Both options are served with a side salad and jacket potato.

You can find out more information including directions on how to get to Restaurant El Pino by visiting our website:


To reserve your tickets call Pj on +34 603 113 931.



What’s on- Car Boot/Market. Sunday 5th June

There is a Car boot sale/market at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, on Sunday 5th June. 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.
  • Large selection of paperback and hardback books
  • Lots of household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
  • (New) DVD’s
  • Animal Rescue tombola stall

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: Weather forecast is currently very good, but 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 Sandy on 619 471 301



What’s on-Bar Amalia. Arches

Friday 3rd June is Quiz Night starting at 8.30 pm. Maximum of four in a team, come along and join in the fun.

Spanish Specials Board Friday and Saturday prepared by our chef Maria.  Gambas Pil Pil, Pollo de Maria, Sollomillo de Cerdo con salsa de Miel y Mostaza, Paella and Lomo de Cerdo

Friday 17th June, Curry Night from 8.00 pm.  Choice  of Chicken,  Lamb, Beef, Fish or Vegetable Curry with pappadom,  Mango Chutney,  Samosa, Raita and Rice, 8.50 per person.

Friday 24th June, dance the night away to the fabulous Jack Cade Rebellion.

To book for any of the above events give Dot a call on 634302480



What’s on- Jukebox Bandits (ex The Rooters)

They are playing live at La Plaza Restaurante in Canillas de Albaida

on Friday 3 June.

Come and dance the night away and have some fun!

To reserve a table call 952 553254/609 167127 or email:

infoposadalaplaza @ gmail.com

Or just come along for a drink.



What’s on –La Tasca, Torre del Mar 

LaTascaEvery Friday is fish+chips+mushy peas plus various pies.

Breakfasts all day as usual. Fresh orange, cafe+croissants.

Homemade burgers and pitufos, pil pil and much more.

And the Axarquia animal rescue quiz is this Wed at 3pm,

8th June. Fun and games+all proceeds to help the animals.

La Tasca, Torre del Mar across from the police staion.

Tel 640569988 or 634619569


What’s on-Bar La Bodega – Live Music

This Friday at 7:30 we welcome Ramblin John Mannion for a live

acoustic session of country, blues music.
Saturday Night Karaoke starts at 9:30.
5 euro Sunday Lunch. Roast Beef, Chicken or Gammon with all the usual trimmings.

Served from 2pm until late, reservations on 617506550.

We are located on Av Garcia Penallvar, behind the tourist information office, across from Aldi.

All the weekend sports shown live.



What’s On- @ Bar La Dama : Dinner and Music! 


Just like every weekend, at Bar La Dama in Algarrobo-Costa, we provide you with a culinary plate to enjoy. This weekend we will be serving Coq au Vin, with homemade potato croquettes, andPintarroja (Dogfish Shark) with a creamy vegetable sauce. Both plates are products from Andalucía, that we will provide our own touch to.

Furthermore, on Saturday the 4th at 21:30h, let yourself be touched and taken away on a journey with the magical and spherical music of Vicente and Alba, the duo of Nebulosa.

For our special plates we advise you to reserve your table in advance to avoid disappointment!

When: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June

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

What: Lovely dinner and magical music



What’s on- Organic & Crafts Market in IKEA Malaga- 3rd & 4th June

org mkt ikea etc

The Organic and Craft market from La Vinuela will be celebrating Environmental Day in collaboration with IKEA in Parque Bahia Azul Malaga this Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June.

From 10 til 8pm on both days, with music and more the 40 stalls. You can find us in front of Maxcolchon, on the right of Ikea as you exit the store…just look for the colourful stalls and the bunting! See you there!

mercadoecovivero at gmail dot com  655 987 105


Free, 2 Calor Verde air source heat pump pool heaters,

Can be used individually or as a pair.

These were working when removed,

collection only,  Location Competa.

Contact: robert at icon-d dot co dot uk



For Sale – PC, Chairs and CD Player 

PC01 Comp

HP 110 Desktop PC Intel Pentium, 2×2.60 GHz , 4Gb memory

500Gb Hard Drive. Clean install of Windows 8
LG 18 inch Monitor
Genius Speakers
85 euro


Beach Chairs
20 euro the pair

PC03 radio

MP3 Stereo “Boogie” Box
Plays CD, CDRW, Cassette and Radio
10 euro

Contact Mark
Mobile 676541676
Torrox Costa Laguna Beach



Wanted – Garage

Garage wanted to rent or buy, as near as possible to

Colinas on Torrox Park.

Please contact on janjanshed @ yahoo.co.uk.




For Sale –Various

BBQ/Outside trolley .

100 wide X 64 deep X 90 cms high. Solid slate top and towel rail.                                     Can be taken part for storage or transportation.   Price 45 euros.

Two hand-made Royal Keshan carpet runners 68.5 X 274 cms. In excellent condition. Price 50 euros each or the two for 90 euros.

Large Gladiator Black suitcase for sale. Brand New still with tags.Lightweight – 3.1 kgs with large outside zipped pocket.Large size 45 X 77 X 27.5 cms. 360 degree wheels.

Ordered in error.

Price: 45 euros.

For any of these items Tel. No. 951167023 or 647223873 –

Vinuela area.
Email: Glen @ heap4853.fsnet.co.uk.



For Sale – Tractor 


Euros 5,500 or near offer

Includes 2 cultivators and 1 pala

Phone Brian 951 067 740 (Sedella area)




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