Digamextra No. 265 Sunday June 12th 2016

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Warning – Pickpockets in Torrox Costa

A friend was leaving a Torrox Costa Hotel hen a couple approached him – offering a map and asking for instructions to reach a chosen destination locally.

Whilst examining the map – which was a very strange one – he became aware that the “wife” was trying to get her hand into his wallet pocket. The woman was of Moroccan appearance.

He reacted very angrily to her and to the “husband and they scuttled off very quickly indeed.

Basically – the advice is – if anyone approaches you, asking for directions …… be Extremely Wary!      JK



Burglaries Algorrobo Campo

These burglaries may well be connected to similar occurrences in the Cacin (near Alhama de Granada) area a month ago.  Three good class, temporarily unoccupied, dwellings in rural locations were broken into overnight on a Friday.

Severe damage was caused and the common denominator was the removal of fridges and freezers so a large vehicle would have been needed.

Police and CIS officers attended and advised that gloves were used.  Interestingly, and quite shocking, the lead officer said that up to 50 similar breaks had occurred since January this year, all at unoccupied premises.  There is no suggestion of picking on expats as most of the homes are Spanish owned, one by a Guardia officer!

Although one would hope that the Police are doing their job in liaising between areas to compare notes I would urge the victims to advise the officers dealing of these similar breaks.

Good luck,

Phil (Cacin)




Calcium Removal ?

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of calcium deposits around the toilet bowl ?


cook819 @ btinternet.com



Foster Home Needed Please 

Ax pup 01 Ax pup 02

Please can someone foster these two pups?

They were dumped in a bin when they were just three days old.

They are now four weeks old and are fully weaned.

They need to leave their current foster home on Tuesday but we have nowhere for them to go.

They are smashing pups, full of fun and loving life.

Ideally we would like them to stay together for a few more weeks, but as the situation is desperate we would split them up if necessary.

Axarquia Animal Rescue will supply a crate and anything else that you need.

All costs will be covered.

We just need somewhere for them to go while we are looking for their forever homes.

Please can you help? Axarquia-rescue@hotmail.com


Services available-Mobile car valeting  and upholstery cleaned

…..at your premises or ours
Also rugs and carpets cleaned
We live in the Nerja area but are happy to travel to where you live
Please call Kevin and Jenny for a quote
Telephone 693567351
Email k_lambertcleaning @ hotmail.com



Rental- Ray Craig

Hello I wonder if the gentleman who advertised a flat in Torrox Costa,

could send details, prices for winter etc .

His name was Ray Craig and I believe the flat was in the Mercadona area ,

with British television,which would keep my husband happy !

Thank you very much indeed for your help
Joan Fordham joanstellafordham at g mail dot com



Rental Available-Long Term in La Herradura begin Sept. 

House 2 Levels – Stunning Coastal Views, 3 bedroom, two half bath, Fully Fitted Kitchen with DW & WM

WI-FI/SKY TV/Fully Furnished. Use of large community swimming pool.  650 euros per month not including electricity.

No Pets.

email for further detailscasamontserrat_spain @ yahoo.co.uk.



Recommendation needed –Simple Care

Has someone experience with

Simple Care situated in Torrox- Costa ?




Recommendation Car Cleaning

Have just had my car cleaned and polished,  to a high standard.

Excellent job.
Would recommend   Warren Phillips 618346098



What’s On- Life Music


Torrox-Costa, Life-Music at Saturday, from 9 pm



What’s on-Free Seminar

There are a few spaces and a few non-alcoholic refreshments still available for sun-drenched British Nationals who wish to sit in the shade whilst attending a free seminar @ El Ancla Torrox Costa along the N340 next week.

Each session will last about an hour and there will be plenty of time for questions; the seminar will cover the possible effect of Brexit on future estate planning for British nationals who enjoy life in Spain and the best use of the Brussels IV EU ruling. we are actually trying to keep this quite small as so if you are tempted please email Gabrielle @ admin@legalservices.direct  or call 951 247 255  and I will equip you with the finer details.

Otherwise, come and say hello on Tuesdays at the Country Farmers market Los Jardines Del Trapiche on the way to Vinuela …. www.legalservices.direct

Please confirm that you will be attending, in fact, it would be helpful if you were able to say how many people will be with you and have a lovely always sunny weekend.

Best regards

Gabrielle Cullum

Legal Services Direct | UK | Spain



What’s on –Namasté friends

Namaste Frigi

I have the pleasure to inform you that on Wednesday June 15 h. 21.00 and for three consecutive Wednesdays: 22, 29 june, the Cultural Association Namasté Il Caos e Dana, organizes “Jam Session” in Frigiliana. Three events not to be missed!

Did you remember the good atmosphere, the good music, the great musicians who offered us unforgettable moments….The silence that allows us to listen and appreciate music, a good sound, well equalized and the volume sounds perfect! All that will happen again in Frigiliana at restaurant “La Cantina del Ingenio” Avda. Carlos Cana, 4.

You can have dinner or just a drink.

We have a good sound system, piano and cajon. Musicians are welcome and please bring your instrument.

booking: 952.533.351

See you there!



What’s on – Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar July coming excursion

Tuesday 19th July –“Mamma Mia” Coach Excursion to the Cervantes Theatre, Malaga. Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar invite you to join friends on a coach excursion to see the award winning musical “Mamma Mia” set to the music of the famous Swedish pop group “Abba”.

On arrival in Malaga at approximately 18.30, there will be free time for you to purchase a meal.

The show starts at 20.30.  Ticket price 45 Euros. 

Activity for fund raising.

Departure times: Viñuela (Football pitch) 17.00, Algarrobo (Lidl) 17.20, Caleta (Vets) 17.25, Torre del Mar (Coach Station) 17.30.  Arrive in Malaga 18.30. Leave Malaga for home 22.45 arrival Torre del Mar approximately 23.30.

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


What’s on-Lux Mundi, Torr del Mar June coming events

Friday 17th June –  Taizé Prayer.  Please come and meet friends of the Spanish Evangelical Church (Presbyterian) and Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre who invite you to share in a “time of prayer and meditation” at the San Andrés Parish Church, Torre del Mar.  Time 20.45.

Sunday 19th June – Concert by the “Touch of Class” choir & traditional English Tea. Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar  invite you to join friends at the Centre for an evening of song and entertainment entitled “Around the World in Song”, performed by the choir which was founded in May 2014 and range in age from 5 to 75 plus years. They perform under the musical producer, director and choreographer Pauline Hulme.  There will be a traditional English tea of scones, homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream and a drink. Ticket price 10 Euros available at the Centre. A donation of 1 kilo of non perishable food for the Lux Mundi collection for Caritas. Time 16.30 for 17.00.

Thursday 23rd June – The Last day of Spanish Classes re-start in September.

Friday 24th June – Special “San Juan” Tapas Coffee Morning.  Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar invite you to come to the Centre and join friends to celebrate “San Juan”.  There will be tapas, wine and beer and also the usual coffee and cakes and if it is a fine day you can sit in the beautiful garden and enjoy the food.  You will also be able to purchase, items from the boutique, bric-a-brac, preserves and second hand books. Price tapa plus wine, beer or a soft drink 2 Eurosproceeds for fund raising.  Time 11.00 to 13.00.

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



What’s on-Trip to Benalmada

The Phoenix Club are off to Benalmadena to visit the Butterfly Park and the Buddhist Stupa on Friday 8th July 2016.

The Butterfly Park, Benalmadena

The butterfly park is situated just next to the Enlightment Stupa. In keeping with an ‘Eastern’ theme, the design of the butterfly park is Asian and built to resemble a Thai temple. Indeed, most of the building materials have been imported directly from Thailand, with the characteristic blue tiles made specifically for them in Chang Mai.

Upon entering the Butterfly park you are automatically transported to the hot and humid jungles of South-East Asia, with wall-to-wall tropical vegetation, waterfalls and exotic animals. The highlight of which is, of course, the humble butterfly. With over 1500 exotic butterflies from 150 different species there is a lot to see.

The 2000m2 complex has its climate carefully controlled with the temperature set between 24-29ºC and around 80% humidity.

70% of the specimens in the park are self-produced and the remaining 30% are imported from their country of origin. There’s a special nursery, where visitors can watch the different biological cycles and transformations the butterflies go through.

Almost everyday, a new specimen is born; visitors can watch as the butterflies break out of their cocoons and spread their colourful wings for the first time.

Most species of butterflies have an average life expectancy of two weeks. This means that the park’s population is renewed every 14 days!

After the visit there is free time to explore the Buddhist Stupa.

In Buddhism, a stupa is a monument which represents peace, prosperity and harmony, as well as being a place for meditation. Benalmádena Stupa (Chan Chub Chorten in Tibetan) symbolizesBuddha‘s enlightenment, the realisation of the nature of mind, and is one of the eight different forms that stupas are built.

Whereas stupas are typically sealed structures, the Benalmádena Stupa is unusual as there is a 100 square metre meditation room and a room that can be used for exhibitions about Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan culture inside the structure. The walls of the meditation room are painted with the life story of the historical Buddha Sakyamuni.

Lunch of Fish ‘n’ Chips can be pre-ordered if desired or there are plenty of other restaurants close by to try.  After lunch we will pop down to the Marina for ice cream.

Date:  Friday 8th July 2016
Time: Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 09.00
Price:  €20pp includes entry to the Butterfly Park and driver’s gratuity.  Lunch extra
For more information or to book call Gail on 951067723, email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk 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 noon and 2pm.  Bookings/payments can be made from 12.15 onwards.



What’s on – CamaLeón @ Rocinante, Benajarafe

CamaLeon @ Rocinante

Live Music every Friday at 8pm in the Rocinante patio. Benajarafe




For Sale –Battery for Caravan or Motorhome

Halford Leisure Battery suitable for motorhomes and caravans.

3 years old but always perfectly maintained on trickle charge when not in use.

60 €





For Sale-Garages

 Some people have been asking for garages for sale in Torrox-Costa.
Hopefully this information will help them!
Garages for sale in Torrox-Costa:
– two near Chinese Restaurant Hong Kong south of N-340 near the sea, 24m2, no electricity, no water, price 27,000 Euros each
– one near Dia Supermarket north of N-340, 18m2, electricity but no water, price 23,000 Euros.
Enquiries: jvandolder1970 AT gmail DOT com




For Sale- Laptop – ASUS EEEPC 1001PX

Laptop ASUS

Ram 1 gb

HD 160 gb

screen 10″

battery about 8 hours

languages Dutch, English, German or Spanish.

Hardly used, no scratches.

Price 115 euro.






For Sale –Wooden Table & 4 Chairs 

M&Sally Tab Chair

Competa campo area

Solid and currently in use.

Table 122cm x 76cm.

A rub down and re-varnish would bring them back to virtually new condition.

Buyer collect.

45 euros the set

mac2286 @ gmail.com




For Sale-Windows, Basin & Armchair 


Two windows, new and still in wrappers, bought in error.

They are both 100cm wide x 115cm High.

85€ each or two for 160€


Ceramic basin with one and half bowls and in very good condition.

Comes with mixer taps and waste. Good quality – very heavy.

65€ in total, ONO


Black leather armchair and matching stool in very good condition,

look hardly used.

45€ ONO

Call 644865805 (Canillas de Albaida) Can deliver from Nerja to Torre,

and inland for cost of fuel



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