Digamextra No. 301 Monday July 18th 2016

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Help us find Lucie   

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On Friday 15.7.2016 I lost my lovely dog, in the area of La Vinuela, in the mountain to Puente de don Manuel.

She was in the garden.

She called Lucie is a Bodeguero (Spanish Terrier).

Please call me if you see her! Phone: 635 178 611 – Tina

I SO hope we can find her.



Please – will you note that I will not accept text for Digamextra if is it contains words all in Block Capitals



Picasa Photo Program Now Obsolete

Google made it official with an announcement.

Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 AM

“Since the launch of Google Photos, we’ve had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos. We believe we can create a much better experience by focusing on one service that provides more functionality and works across mobile and desktop, rather than divide our efforts across two different products.” http://googlephotos.blogspot.com.es/2016/02/moving-on-from-picasa.html#links

This affects both the desktop software, Picasa3, and the web service, Picasa Web Albums. If you use either the desktop software, or the website, this announcement affects you. But don’t panic, you can continue to use it, for now. Read more info at:



Need an alternative to Picasa? Check these links:



Happy computing, Naythan

Naythan DrLaptop logo 1 smallEmail: doctorlaptop @ gmx.com

(check your Spam/Junk folder if you cannot find reply)



Homes needed for adorable kittens

kits02 kits01Going back urgently to UK after family bereavement.

These four need homes or fostering immediately.

We have fed them and are doing well, except for little tabby runt who always gets her nose pushed out and has now been abandoned by Mummy.

emails to andyjchapman 09 @ gmail dot com or 00447741 040116


Services Needed– Pool Cover Maker

We need a fitted cover for our kidney-shaped swimming pool.

Any recommendations for a company that makes covers to fit?

We are in Sayalonga.
Thanks. John
lansley dot harvey at orange dot fr



Services Available –Meat Deliveries

To all our customers east of Malaga,our next delivery date will be next
Monday the 25th of july ,orders need to be in by this friday the 22nd.

We are a Butchers based in Alhuarin el Grande but on request have been delivering
on a 2-4 week bases to the east of Malaga.Rincon,Velez,Puente,Torrox,Frigliana,Nerja and Competa.
If there is anyone interested in this service contact Martin 667431366 or on
facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ye-Ole-Butchery/225024370870952?ref=tn_tnmn
Many thanks,


What’s on-Trip to La Roja Region

The Phoenix Club are off to the La Rioja region in October for a 5 day, 4 night mini break.  Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. It is the capital of the autonomous community and province of La Rioja. Well off the beaten tourist trail, Logroño is the capital of La Rioja, a charming, tiny region four hours north of Madrid.

Famous for its red wine and for being a stopover on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage that cuts across northern Spain, Logroño has plenty of undiscovered merits and allures of its own.  Perfectly situated between cities like Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastián, Burgos and Zaragoza, Logroño is well worth a stop on any trip around northern Spain.   Modern gastro-bars and old-world taverns rub shoulders with each other in and around the old quarter of Logroño.

But the best reason to visit Logroño, and what distinguishes it from many other cities in Spain, is the wine culture.  Itty bitty La Rioja happens to be one of the biggest wine producing regions in Spain and you can find it everywhere here, from wine-stomping festivals, to the harvest in the fall, to even a wine battle (Batalla del Vino), a massive annual food fight with wine. There are hundreds of wineries to visit in La Rioja, and many in Logroño itself, where you can learn everything and more about wine production.

Beautiful and imaginative architecture combined with narrow medieval streets and quaint shops and cafes, Logroño has it all..

Our first night will be at the 4* Hotel Alfonso in Toledo, 2 nights at the 4* Palacio de la Rioja in Alfreo just outside Logroño and finally a night in Madrid at the 4* Exe Coloso.

The price includes:
B&B accommodation
Coach fare

Guide in Logrono
Driver Gratuity
Date?  14th – 18th October
Price? €300pp based on 2 sharing
Single Supplement €120
Deposit €100pp non refundable
For more information or to book call Gail on 951067723, email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or catch us on the web atwww.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk.



For All you Car Booters etc.


July 31st – Valled de Abdalajis – Still time to book a space

We are having a big charity event and there will be stalls to hire. So if you have anything to sell, get in touch asap. Stalls 10€ each.

All profits to Cancer Research

Stalls set up by 3.30pm

Rides in Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s and Porsche’s from 12pm Stalls etc from 4pm

Maggie’s para jump (visit my just giving page) Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Tombola, Stalls, Bar & food and much more.

Live music. Memphis Trio, Tressillo, Di Hamer

Contact Maggie Howard – me.howard@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 628519862


Restaurant Owners please note

In future I shall not be able to print your full menus. I will direct people to your website or email address.       Editor




Need a break, come and visit us at Casa Magel.

Still running our popular 2 night break with breakfast and delicious 3 course evening meal on 1 night, Only 100€ for 2 sharing double/twin en suite room. Valle De Abdalajis. Lovely scenery, relaxing atmosphere and nice hosts, who could wish for more!!!

Enjoy a professionally cooked meal with wine and you won’t have to worry about driving home. Lots to do and see or just laze around the pool, bring your friends. check out our websitewww.casamagel.com email me.howard @ yahoo.co.uk

tel 628519862






Free – Pentax zoom 90 camera.

pentax camera

Not SLR and not digital, uses 35mm film. In perfect working order. If no-one wants it, it goes in the skip (shame really).
Contact Steve on 626926227 (Competa)



For Sale & Wanted Section- Guidelines 

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.

Please – do not include Block Capitals – unless, of course, at the beginning of sentences & for Proper Nouns.

For Full Guidelines on How to Submit and Item to Digamextra

see the end of this day’s post.   

Jane, Editor



For Sale- Some old bottles


Height, 25, 35, 45 cm. The vase is 50 cm

.S: 10.-  M: 15.-L: 20.-


:€ 10.-

Pick up Competa/Archez/Canillas/roundabout A7  Algarrobo


labedabe at gmail dot com



Wanted- Shower Door “wheels”

Having some problems with our shower doors,we have the rounded quadrant type that both slide open in the middle
The “wheels” that act as the runners for them are either missing or worn
Does anyone know where we can get new ones?
Answers gratefully received at  janey165 @ yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk



Wanted – Wheelchair

Is there someone who will sell a wheelchair?
Please answer to

Or whatsapp to 645883705
Thanks Julia and Frank



For Sale- 4 paintings 40 x 40 cm  pic


€6.- ea

€20.- for them all.

Pick up Competa


whatsapp 6088 222 98 or

labedabe at gmail dot com




For Sale –Various

20 Kilner type jars of various sizes for summer fruit conserving mostly 1½ or 1 litre size with some spare seals


20m Data internet cable cat5e unused


Soup tureen


Carpenters sash cramps


Ryobi router and some bits


17″ Grunkel TV, 1 basic sky satellite receiver, 1 Lab Gear 28207RF free to air satellite receiver this can be tuned to many different satellites depending on your needs and where your dish is pointing to, and 1 Phillips video recorder/player, all with English instructions and remotes


15 compatible ink cartridges for Epson printer/scanners

€2 each or €25 for all 15

King size mattress 150x200x22cm


Compost bin, heavy duty plastic


Mechanics torque wrench


Benamargosa area.

For more information photos, conditions etc.

email android2015 @ gmx.co.uk or ring 645409380


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New Rules for Blog

The rules for Blogs have changed and it now means that I could face a fine if I publish any negative reviews of any person or company – even though it may be true or half true.

 Thank you – Working together we can achieve so much!       Jane