Digamextra No. 259 Monday June 6th 2016

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Abandoned Cats 

abandone Cats

Female tortoiseshell approximately 6yrs and male kitten 5 months have been left to fend for themselves by uncaring neighbours. I am feeding them but cannot offer them a permanent home. They are used to living indoors and need lots of loving. Would anyone help them please.
Contact: diane_lang49@hotmail.com




Tiendanimal – new store !

I just wanted to let everyone know that the fabulous Spanish pet store Tiendanimal has just opened a new location at El Ingenio next to Worton.
If you have not heard of Tiendanimal but have pets, you owe yourself a favor to check out their huge selection either at their store or online at tiendanimal.es where they have a larger selection. The website also has English translation. You can order online and pick up from the store for no charge. My husband and I have been shopping with Tiendanimal since they opened their shop in Malaga across from Bauhaus, we are thrilled to have a closer location.
The gentlemen who opened the stores and online shop are true animal lovers and all of their employees are pet owners. They have animals for adoption in their shops, but these are abandoned animals looking for homes, not from a puppy mill or cattery and they have large areas to play and run!
We are very happy with the selection that they offer, especially in dog and cat food that are all natural and contain no cereals and are 80% or more meat or dried meat. Our animals love them.
They also have everything for birds, reptiles, small mammals, fish tanks and everything else under the sun!
LS Competa




to Martin Robinson who achieved his “Swim for Life” by completing 200 lengths of Competa pool on Saturday 4th June.
The sponsor money for Cudeca cancer Care is still being counted but the amount raised will be advised in a further edition of Digame.  Many, many thanks to everyone who came along and supported and sponsored him.
Cindy Jones,  Cudeca Volunteer.



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Beaches & Dead Fish ?

Were there any posts about this? Any info?
Plus is there any info about the breakwaters on Torrox beach? One has been constructed near the lighthouse, where is the other going to be? There are huge piles of sand on beach in front of Iberia hotel, thought maybe this is something to do with it.
Answers to digamextra por favor.  Christine

Services Needed – Speaking Spanish – Spanish Conversation

When we first moved to Spain many years ago we had ‘proper’ private Spanish lessons, learning to conjugate verbs with weekly homework etc. I used to be fairly reasonable at speaking the language but in recent years, having moved to an area where we rarely see anyone to speak to, I have lost my confidence and seem unable to put together a coherent sentence in Spanish these days. I have also noticed that Spanish people serving in local shops and the Post Office now also break into English when I am trying to practice my Spanish, which doesn’t help!

I don’t want to start again with beginner’s lessons as I am not too bad at the theory and can read Spanish fairly well. I really need to be able to speak and practice the language more and to rebuild my confidence again. Can anyone offer any suggestions or help please? (I am in the Torrox area.)

mimbrebee  (at) gmail.com



Services available: Mobile car valeting and upholstery cleaned
We  clean sofas / rugs too
Also windows cleaned
Based in Nerja but happy to travel to all surrounding areas
All types of cleaning undertaken
Please telephone Kevin or Jenny  for a quote on 693567351
Email k_lambertcleaning @ hotmail.com


Rental Needed- February 2017

Looking to rent a 3 bedroom villa near Burriana or Parador area from 10th February 2017 till 10th March

Ring Brian on 633362203


Recommendation –Interpreter

We engaged Kaye Riley of 650102640 for a hospital visit at Velez hospital and cannot speak highly enough. We met Kaye for coffee beforehand to put her in the picture. A very confident, understanding person who has very reasonable prices.
Derek & Barbara Nerja



Recommendation Needed – Framing & Restoration

I have just had another large oil painting framed by Manolo at Brea on Calle Carabeo in Nerja, just across from Restaurante 34. We have previously had several other paintings framed by him. The frames are custom made to the width and color stain or paint that you want, to compliment the painting. I have always felt completely comfortable leaving work with him, even some older, delicate paintings from my family.
I highly suggest them for replacing any old frames or framing new art.
Manolo also does beautiful furniture restoration, which you can see in their shop. Vicky has beautiful furniture, mirrors, art and decorative pieces for the home.
Vicky speaks perfect English as well as Spanish.
LS Competa



Recommendations Needed – Tax Advisor

As we all should know, the deadline for filing our tax returns is only a few weeks off. I’ve previously used a gestor some distance away, but would like to use one more accessible to Cómpeta, Torrox or Velez.
My tax affairs are very simple as I own no property and have only two small pensions, so the gestor’s fees should be proportionately low.

Does anyone have a recommendation?
Please reply to to vitruvianman at outlook.es
Many thanks.



Recommendation Computer/Laptop Repairs – Doctor Laptop

Once again I am grateful to Naythan in Nerja  for resurrecting another laptop for me. He is thorough, expert and very fast to identify and repair problematic computers. Not only do I now have a clean re installation of Windows 7, I can use my laptop with the confidence that it will not now attempt to upgrade to Windows 10, with which it is not compatible.

He also removed bloat software and ensured I had only useful programs on the laptop, and cleaned it inside of accumulated fluff from having dumped it behind my sofa when it became unusable.

Website: http://doctorlaptop-nerja.webnode.com

Vicki D


Recommendation Needed–Cleaner

Can anyone recommend someone to regularly clean an apartment in Torrox Costa.

It’s along the coast road, (El Penocnillo area) so transportation will be needed.

If ironing services are available too, that would be  a big plus!

Contact Melissa  at macnmum AT gmail . com.


Support Battle Back on Ascot Ladies Day Fund Raising Event Thursday 16th Jume at 2:00pm

Battle Back is a registered Associated Charity with Help For Heroes specifically to assist in raising money for the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.

Here in Spain we raise money to bring injured servicemen out to Spain to play Golf as part of their rehabilitation.

This is our second year of fund raising for this cause, when we brought out 8 and this year raising funds to bring out 12.

We are holding an Ladies Day Ascot Event at Atila’s in Puente Don Manuel.

It is an afternoon of fun. Sipping Cava “ Speak Easy Style”, munching on Sandwiches, cakes and other delights.

Ladies break out your best dresses, don a hat and if you have not got one ring Veronica on 638 766 829, she may will be able to help.

Gentlemen exercise your expertise in picking horses (and of course Ladies) and betting on the race cards we supply.

It is and will be a fun afternoon (starting at 2:00pm) , please ring Veronica on 638 766 829 to ensure you get the best seats.

Tickets costs just 10€ and all funds go directly to the cause.

Further details can also be seen at our website www.casaveronica.com


What’s On-
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 MALAGA21:30

Members €18 Non members €22.50

We have a few seats left, you can book your place at our Monthly meeting at Camping Bar, Lake Viñuela, on Monday from 19.30.

For more information you can telephone Sue on 680 407 694 Or Barbara on 616 264 067.

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- International Yoga Day  

Yoga Day

Celebrate International Yoga Day with a free session of yoga on the beach at sunrise on Tuesday 21st June, led by yoga teacher Janet Vassie.

We’ll be in front of the lighthouse in Torre Del Mar from 6.30am, practising sun salutations, mantras and meditation.

Beginners and everyone else are most welcome.

Bring a mat if you have one but we’ll have some spare if you don’t.

For more information please contact Janet at 635 293 281.



What’s on – Cudeca Support Group

Next meeting of the Nerja support group will be on Thursday 9th June at 11.30 in the Caritas room at the rear of the Balcon Church.



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For Sale –Table, Lamp, Pedestal

table becky

Tall table w/drawer, rustic style.

Height: 70 cm.

Surface 30 x 30 cm.

20 € ono

lamp becky

Uplight lamp with reading lamp

Height 180cm

30 € ono


pedastal becky

Massive wood, rustic style

100 x 30 x 30


Pick up Competa

labedabe at gmail dot com



Wanted – a single bed,

Nerja or torrox area preferably.

Contact sue on susieque2.@.live.co.uk.




For Sale- Flatscreen TV .

DVBT  or Computer monitor. P.W.O.
HDMI, Scart. €40.
Velez Malaga. Tel.674286064




For Sale- Bikes

Ladies and gents Carrera bikes with gears for sale.
Good condition. Torrox area .
100 Euros for the two.
Tel  John on   639 464059




Wanted a portable chemical toilet for a caravan or camper.

Tel. 633661957

Mail: mareljb@live.nl




For Sale Motorcycle one piece wetsuit

wet suit

size large, black with white stripe, worn once,

20.00 Euro’s Tel or text 639005546






For sale – De-cluttering — items for sale

Pasta maker                             €10

Soup tureen                             €10

Carpenters sash cramps            €20

Ryobi router and some bits        €25

Large patio table seats up to 10  €25

Sack trolley                              €15

TV and two

15 compatible ink cartridges for Epson

€3 each or €40 for all 15

King size mattress 150x200x22cm €80

Compost bin, heavy duty plastic €15

20m Data cable cat5e unused

Benamargosa area.

For more information please email android2015 @ gmx.co.uk

or ring 645409380



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