Digamextra No. 309 Wednesday July 27th 2016

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Please Help to Find Chico 

€200 Reward offered!

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Lost, possibly stolen from Trapiche, Velez-Malaga on Monday 25th.

Chico has a red collar, a chip, is very gentle and friendly.

A much loved member of our family.

He has a phone number on his collar however

if you find him and cannot get through please call Bob on 0034 951 167 292




Free Newspapers in Torrox ?

Since the recent closure of the newsagents on the N340 in Torrox Costa I have been unable to find anywhere else to get the weekly “freebie”. Can anyone out there in Digameland tell me where I can now obtain the SUR in English either on the Costa or in the Pueblo. Answers to Digamextra please as other people may like to know. Thanks Graham


Missing Person Sought

My name is Eduardo, I am of Swiss origin and for this reason not familiar with DigameXtra. The idea to contact you comes from Elaine Jones. We would like to find a missing person.
Until a bit more than 4 years ago I was in close contact with an Englishman whose name is John. We were working in my garden regularly, installing irrigation systems and everything else. He and his lovely wife left the country and their plan was to stay in England.
About 2 months ago I met them by chance near Carraspite where they had lived. He promised to contact me, but unfortunately didn’t.
Georgette and I would so much like to meet them again in order to re-establish our relation. All I know is his first name John. He knows more than anyone else about plants and gardens.
My question to you people is whether you can help us to find them.
Any information is appreciated.
Thank you for your help and best regards
Georgette and Eduardo Fot
Móvil: 670 926 629


Tracing Origin of a Number Plate  

number plate

Hi. Could anyone help me identify this car number plate, I have seen this car twice now. I take a bit of interest in foreign car number plates, but try as I might can not ID this one. The letters are a J with an O underneath the bar of the J. I know its not Morocco so if any one can help could they please let me know.
Pat. p.claridge @ yahoo.com


Services Available- Holiday WiFi ?

A lot depends on what you want to do with your WiFi. If you do NOT want to watch TV online, and perhaps 2Gbytes is sufficient (Skype voice onl, e-mail, surf), then you probably already have everything you need.

A spare “Smartphone”, “iPhone”, any “Android” telephone or a 3G/4G router.

Go to The Phone House, or similar and get yourself a SIM card from the operator “Orange”.for 15 Euros you can fill it with 2Gbytes “Mobile Surf”. In the settings menu, select “WiFi Hotspot”and share your internet connection. You only need to enter the name of your WiFi network and give a password for connection. Then you can connect all your family’s surf tablets and home country mobile telephones without incuring overseas roaming charges in Spain.

Just be careful that the kids do not use up all the data on Youtube or Filmon.tv. When the money does run out you still have a slow connection, ok for e-mail for the rest of the month.

If you have a 3G/4G router at home then bring that and use the same SIM card in the router.

Be careful when you fill the card: you do NOT want telephone calls. but “Mobile Surf” only. If you don’t make it clear then you may get 15 Euros of phone calls and no surf. you will also need your passport or NIE number to get a SIM card.

If you will stay near a restaurant, club or library then you can often use their connection. If you see the network is available then go to the restaurant and have a beer, then ask for the WiFi password. They usually have an unlimited data agreement so it will not cost them anything, in fact it is good for business. Just be sure to use a firewall if you use such a network.

You can alternatively get a local Yoigo SIM card and that gets filled with 1GB data every time you put some money in it to make telephone calls. That will also give you local calls cheaper than your home phone roaming.

Very best regards from Harry Lythall

gmail (at) sm0vpo (dot) com

(not a dyslexic error; gmail is before @)



Services AvailableServices offered.

Interior / exterior painting inc. rejas, railings and gates

All aspects of property maintenance.

Pool maintenance, repairs, re-grouting.

11 years in Spain, references available.

Call 653938024.




Services Available Brilliant dressmaker

Gos Dressmkg




Services Needed-Change-overs

Looking for a reliable person to do rental changeovers and “meet and greet” at house.

The house is midway between Archez and Corrumbela.

Please contact Peter 622761458




Services Needed- Transport from Airport for 5

Can anyone please help or recommend a taxi company who we can contact for a lift from Malaga airport to Caleta de Velez on 9th August at 00.10 (arrival time)?
2 adults 3 children and hand luggage.
Maryann at smutley . co . uk
(Lowercase no spaces)



Services Needed- Lettings Agent

Can anyone give any advice on part letting a 4 bed townhouse in Caleta? Prefer to keep main bedroom for our personal items but could let out rest of house when we’re not there as 3 further bedrooms. Any recommendations for English speaking agents welcomed. Many thanks



Services Available Psychological Support offered

Following on from Aiveen and the English Nurse’s post I would like to offer psychological / psychiatric support. I am a British qualified and registered clinical psychologist (UK & Spain) I am more than happy to offer free of charge help and/or advice. I worked for the NHS for 28 years before moving to Spain. When I first arrived I tried to offer my services on a voluntary basis whilst obtaining my registration in Spain. Not one organisation (including Cudeca) was interested at that time. The general consensus was that by offering my service for free I would be denying a Spanish psychologist a job. So I set up a private practice and have been busy ever since due to the lack of psychological support in this region. That is not intended as a criticism just an observation of the different emphasis on mental health services. So if anyone is feeling particularly desperate about their situation do contact me and I will try to help.
Dr. Dawn Baker
Intensivetherapyinspain @ gmail . com



Rental Available-4 Bedroom House + Pool

4 bed Rent

Nice 4 bedroom (3 bathrooms) house with pool and beautiful mountain views.

It is located in very quiet area few km away from Sedella, all the land is fenced.

It is available from September for short or long term.

Thank you!

Bingaxxx @ gmail dot com


Responses – Capital Gains Tax

My advice is to be wary of all those well meaning people who will give advice in the best of faith, and this includes me.

Please seek advice from a UK Tax Expert.

Capital Gains Tax applies to the sale of all property, main residence or otherwise, and.in some cases you are given 100% tax relief (but it still falls under Capital Gains Tax), in others the amount on which tax relief is granted will vary.

It all depends on the individuals situation and history of living in and the use of the house. There are many rules, regulations.

For a good overview visit the UK Government web site given at the end of this message.

Please be wary of well intentioned advice, all house sales are subject to Capital Gains Tax and the myth that it does not apply to main residences is because in the majority of cases they are granted 100% tax relief, but in some cases tax has to be paid.

Please seek advice and read the below (this will also link you to other Govt. sites giving greater detail about Capital Gains Tax.

Good luck.





Recommendation –Car Air Comditioning Services

Others have already recommended Chris at cpaircon but we also would like to recommend him.  We went over to Chris’ workshop on the Torrox/Competa Road to have our RAV4 air con re-gassed.  Chris was extremely pleasant and did a thorough job.  He has all the equipment and all the knowledge.  He emptied, cleaned it of air and moisture and re gassed it, all for a very reasonable cost, we are so pleased to have our car air con fully operational especially now the weather is so hot.

A big thank you to Chris and a recommendation to use his service – he knows his stuff.  Chris also recommended the Pavo Real restaurant nearby for lunch, where we had an enjoyable and reasonably priced meal.

Tel: 0034 649 307 966  E-mail: chris @ cpaircon.com       Web: www. cpaircon.com




 Recommendation Wanted-Knife Sharpening

Please could any kind culinary digamites;  a)recommend a quality knife sharpener ( person, not gadget) in the Torrox / Nerja area. b) Advise me on how to keep them sharp ( I’m pretty sure I’m doing all the wrong things!).

Thank you. jon108 @ hotmail.co.uk


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



Whats On –GUIRI this evening  


GU!R! are playing at the lustrous Cafe Del Mar in Torre Del Mar on Wednesday from 21:00h. This beachside venue has indoor and outdoor restaurants, dance areas, at least five bars and some wondrous lighting effects. GU!R! play rock, soul, funk, dance and reggae music – a mixture of covers and own material – perfect for a balmy summer evening. The Google link for The Cafe Del Mar in Torre Del Mar is https://www.google.com/maps/place/Café+del+Mar+Torre+del+Mar/@36.728806,-4.101655,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x5199826bf990186!8m2!3d36.728806!4d-4.101655 .

For more information see https://www.facebook.com/GUIRI.rock.band



Whats on – Jukebox Bandits have one gig this weekend:

jukebox bandit

Friday 29 July: Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida from 9.00pm

To reserve a table call 952 55 32 54 or 609 16 71 27


Jukebox Bandits are a covers band consisting of Rod Jones on keyboards and Mitch France on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, penny whistle and vocals.

They play an eclectic mix of pop, rock and folk standards from Britain, America, Ireland and Spain. From Dire Straits to The Dubliners, from Manu Chao to Jason Mraz. The music starts mellow (whilst people are eating), gradually picking up the tempo and culminating with the dance set including standards like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”, REM’s “Losing My Religion” and The Mavericks’ “Dance the Night Away”.



What’s onRestaurant Que Tal in Sayalonga.

From the 1th of August we have NEW opening time.

Our kitchen is open from Wednesday until Sunday at 7 pm.

Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Thank you for your attention.

Tel 681040976






What’s on at El Capao, Torrox Pueblo  
Live Music with Oliver Acoustic in Bar and Pizzeria “El Capaó” Torrox-Pueblo!

Dance and enjoy the evening with Blues, Folk, Jazz and more

Saturday July 30th, 9pm



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For Sale- Hyosung GV250. 2003  


Immaculate condition, less than 5400 klms.






Wanted – Copy of Windows XP Professional 64 bit

I am resurrecting an old desktop computer with the original installed copy wiped. Does anyone have an old CD with this version of XP they no longer want?

I’m willing to pay something of course.

tony dot randall at hotmail dot com.

Vinuela area. 634447201



For Sale- Fridge-Freezers

Fridge freezer required as backup in store room, it does not need to be pretty but must function properly
Reply to, samsloannerja at hotmail dot com


For saleLast week of Super Summer Sale! At Viveros Florena

Tuesday 26th through to Saturday 30th and most plants are half price.

We´ve still lots of stock, including some great citrus trees

so come and grab a bargain.

If you can´t plant now, you can hold them in pots until the weather cools.

The Viveros Florena Team,
Cómpeta, Málaga, 29.754



For Sale Fold up single bed

bed-foldingSpare folding single bed and mattress which have been wrapped up in a sheet and stored under an ordinary bed . Ideal for unexpected holiday guests . It has been used only once in the last few years . I don’t need it anymore but it could be useful for a person with occasional holiday guests
15 euros
judyannspain at yahoo dot com



For Sale- Pegassus Spinning Bike

spin bike
€50, the model number is SJ2007-35, and the instruction book, in Spanish, is with it. It is in good condition having hardly been used!

It is situated in Marine del Este, and is quite heavy so will possibly need two people to get it up the stairs (it does come apart to some extent: two supports, handlebars and seat).

Please email nadis @ iinet.net.au (only English spoken!)



For Sale Spanish Language Books

So, it’ s too hot to go out and you’re sat inside bored, or your off down to the beach, and you have nothing to read.

Isn’t it time you learnt or brushed up on your Spanish!

We have a number of books that will help you learn the difference between La Caballa and El Caballo and a great price.

They’re all like new and from a non-smoking home.

We have:–

501 Spanish Verbs  € 10

The big red book of Spanish idioms. € 10

The big red book of Spanish Vocabulary. € 10

Spanish verb tenses € 10

Of course we are open to offers, especially if you want the whole lot…. It’ll help you sleep at night at the very least!

Craig and Carol


craigncarol at gmail.com



For Sale books on Pool Maintenance

So, you don’t fancy going to the beach, but your pool is green and the tiles are falling off?

No problem, what you need is a Pool Maintenance Manual, and by complete coincidence we have two here

The Ultimate Pool maintenance manual , good condition, but used, € 8

Quick Guide Pool and Spa maintenance. good condition. € 5

Or make us an offer for the two.

Craig and Carol

craigncarol at gmail.com





For Sale- Repeat of Ad Yesterday – with missing info!

Reproduction doll and wooden cradle, suitable for collectors or older child.
15 Euro
Two dining chairs, very good condition, cushions included
12 Euro
3/4 Sized finger style guitar, good sound and condition
30 Euro
Apply for all at
yvonnecopsey at talktalk dot net
UK mobile 07980640752

(See pics in Tues Digamextra)



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