Digamextra No. 275 Wednesday June 22nd 2016

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Epic Ride for CUDECA!

Just to let everyone know that I completed the ride up from Algarrobo Costa to Competa on Monday June 6th.

I wanted to thank everyone for their support on the day and the generous donations that continue to come in, some from as far away as Australia!

Apart from the two online donation websites there are 3 sealed Cudeca tins which will be heading back to Cudeca this week for opening and counting. As soon as I have a final figure I will share that with you all.

Thank you once again, your support most certainly gave me wings!

Debi Bond



Keeping Competa Clean…

Would the person who kindly picks up their dog faeces but then places the bags on peoples doorsteps & windows sills, please remove them completely & either place them in the bins provided or take them home with you. It is not very pleasant for others & I cannot understand why you even bother to pick them up in the first place if you are not going to discard them in the proper manner. Please keep Competa clean!    B&V.



Services Needed Urgently –
Due to being let down, builder and plumber needed  this week.

Lake Vinuela area.

Must be qualified.
J.kingsleymonks @ btinternet.com  645235688.



Services Needed-Fencing & Stair Gate

I’m looking for a recommendation for someone who can fit some kind

of fence to railings around our terrace and up the steps to upper terrace

plus a gate at both bottom & top.

Need this done to keep grandchildren safe when they come to visit.
Kincraig25 at gmail dot com



Services Available – Free Spanish Lessons

I can thoroughly recommend the free Spanish lessons given by Sergio in Torrox Costa – he’s an excellent teacher, very patient and with a perfect Castilian accent.

I’ve been attending these classes all this year and my spoken language has improved enormously. He encourages everyone to participate and makes the classes interesting and fun, it’s a very relaxed atmosphere, but he also makes sure you understand everything and gain from the classes.

So why not sign up for year 2 starting in September?

The more students that sign up the better choice of levels and times Sergio will be able to provide.
Register in the government building behind Lews near the Torrox Costa lighthouse, he is there every weekday morning until30 June.

Services Available –ransport (airport)

Do you need a reliable driver to the airport or anywhere else,

pick up from all areas campo included, spacious 4×4.
email:                  drivinginmycar2  at gmail dot com


Services – Car Valeting

I just have to second Jeremy’s endorsement of Kevin and Jenny

for valeting a car.

When I needed to valet my Citroen Picasa, it was too was filthy inside, mainly with mud and dog hair and, for a very reasonable price, they came to my house (near Velez Malaga), cleaned the car throughout and left it gleaming and smelling fresh once more. They told me exactly when they’d be coming and just worked until they were happy the job was done to their (and my) satisfaction. Lovely people and a lovely job done. Give them a call on 693 567 351.



Responses – Ants


We recently had an infestation where we access electricity cables to our house.  I found various suggestions online and tried a few with some success (long term can’t yet say…)

Boric acid (3€ a sachet from farmacias) can be used to make paste with water and something sweet like honey or savoury like peanut butter (depending on ants’ preferences). Unfortunately our ants seemed to ignore this. I’m wary of using boric acid though because of other wildlife and visiting granddaughter.

Most effective for in the garden (so far) has been ground nutmeg sprinkled liberally where you see ant activity – cheap and safe

They were also massacring our Dama de Noche, so I tried a solution with washing up liquid and a little olive oil steeped with garlic cloves. I only used this solution once and the plant is now vigorous and healthy.



Pieces of lemon in the worst affected areas on terraces and outside

the doors to the house stop them

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Recommendation –Hire Company for Larger Groups


With regards to the person looking for a hire company that accommodates large groups I highly recommend
www.solhop.com they are reliable and prices are fair
You book on line



I have used the following company in the past for minibuses and vans. Very reasonable rates.





Recommendation Needed –Glass Curtain

Could anyone recommend a company to put a glass curtain

in a bedroom have a window in but it will require lot of work

to make gap bigger  the apartment is in centre of Competa

pmdcompeta at yahoo dot com dot uk




Recommendations  Kennels

I can highly recommend Las Ninas Kennels in Puente Don Manuel.

The owner is Luffe on 693 24 10 13.      Our dog loves it there!



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Wanted: Dyson or similar vacuum clearner.

Call 625 876 499



For Sale- Bicycle


Ladies bike 24″ wheels.

Very good condition

65€ or near offer.

Please email suzielawes@btinternet dot com.

Algarrobo area, can deliver locally.


For Sale –Nissan 2.2 Diesel x trail  

Feb 2002

108000 kms. ITV Feb 2017 tax paid
one owner,2 &4 wheel drive. Fitted Sat Nav and Towbar, and with bike carrier. 3500 euros near Torre del Mar
jprundlett@hotmail.com tel. 951067778



For Sale- Wackerplate.

Zipper ZI-RPE60 wackerplate. two years old, hardly used.

Price: € 150,-

Tel. 619 317 211


For Sale- Samsung Galaxy S4 (clone)

5.1 inch screen and protective cover. Dual sim card and micro SD card slot. Original packaging, user manual, charger, usb – micro usb cable. Spare battery, cases and rear cover. I have had this phone from new, just over two years. I have never had any problems with it. No marks or scratches. Reason for sale upgrade to newer phone. 100 euros (sorry no offers)

Keith. Tel 650698685 or email peakayone at msn dot com.



Wanted – Snooker Table

10 ft Snooker table or large Pool table required.
Contact Jo & Richard 07973600901  jodi1 @ Sky dot com



For Sale-Printer & Translator

HP Color PrintHP Color Laserjet printer

CM 1015/ CM 1017 MFP

including full set of new cartridges plus 2 extra black

too big for my new office.

E 40.00

Pen translator

Iris Pen translator.

Translate all documents , newspapers, books.from Spanish to English

You scan it types.

Look at you tube video. :

pen scanner- iris6

purchased in error

price paid E 150.00

never used E 60.00  ono

contact Peter 660-563-171

email:  casa el capitan at g mail dot com

Canillas de Acituno



For Sale- Fridge,


Make – Ariston, 35 euros.

Call Ted on 693 051 515.

We are in Nerja, near La Noria and

could pick you up from Lidl.



For sale – Portable Air con/Heater.

air con 01

Cheap to run. Uses ice blocks, included.

No hose needed, timer and sleep setting.
Heater economical. Vinuela area. €100.
J.kingsleymonks @ btinternet.com





For Sale – Fine quality crystal glasses and desert dishes.
Sale Glasses

Reason for sale, moving.
Call 952957062. / 639234553



For SaleDehumidifier ( not air con )


Dehumidifier on wheels so easy to move around, excellent condition

50 euros

Tel Jill 951167685



For sale- Professional Artists Easel

Can take large canvas and boards:

folds up easy & very sturdy.

Measurements when folded :

Height  Im 62.  Width 58 cm. 20cm deep

Price E 40.00

Contact Peter

Tel: 660-563-171

E mail  casa el capitan at gmail.com

Canillas de Aceituno



Solid Pine door with glass panels



:Height 2m:  Width 67cm:  Thickness 4.5cm

Price E 20.00

contact Peter mobile 660-563-171

E mail:  casa el capitan at g mail.com

Canillas de Aceituno

Kind regards

Peter Worsley




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