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Oil Painting Workshops with Steve Godfrey – Correction to Ad Yesterday
Local professional artist Steve Godfrey will be running a new set of 6 oil painting workshops based on Portraits and Still Life – beginning Friday 11th November 2016. From 10:00 – 13:00
The new venue will be El Algarrobo Viveros – Garden Centre – Viñuela.
Reader Comment: If You Want to Advertise – Please Follow the Simple Rules…….
Do you think you could ask your advertisers to include their location in their posts, and tell them unless they do you won’t publish it as there are items I am interested in but unless I know how far I have to travel what’s the point?
An email address is fine but by the time you get an answer the item has probably gone. Grumpy or what.
Editor writes – I do so endorse this plea…every day I waste a lot of my time responding to emails to ask for the :- Who? What? Where? When-? & How ?
So come on folks – it’s a free service – meet us half way…… Jane
To Review: For Sale & Wanted Section- Guidelines
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Flight from Düsseldorf Weeze Airport Germany to Malaga on the 14 December
My Husband often flies between Malaga to Weeze Airport in Germany.
On the 14th of December he has the flight at 3 pm to Malaga. Is there someone on the same flight that lives in the area around Duisburg, Bocholt or Wesel?
He needs a lift to the airport (he would of course put into the gas cost) and could meet at either one of the cities train station?
Looking forward to see if Digamextra can work it’s magic again??
Please send info to : Deassola @ gamail.com
Mein Mann fliegt noch zwischen Malaga und Weeze Airport.
Am 14 Dezember geht ein Flug um 15 Uhr nach Malaga. Ist jemand auch auf diesem Flug der in dem Umfeld, Duisburg, Bocholt oder in Wesel Wohnt. Er braucht eine Mitfahrgelegenheit (mit Benzinkostenbeteiligung) und würde sie am Bahnhof einer dieser Städte treffen?
Mal sehen ob Digame wieder eines seine kleine Wunder bewirken kann?
Bitte info an : Deassola @ gmail.com
Does anybody know if there is a walking club in the
Algarrobo/Torrox/Torre del Mar area?
I would be interested in joining this club.
Please mail at: gerroggeveen @ hotmail.com
Services Needed – English Breakfast in Velez Malaga ?
I go to Velez Malaga a few times a week. Does anyone know were I may get an English breakfast please? Reply to Digamextra as other readers may like to know.
Services Available – Cleaner
Fed up with house work and cleaning? Look no further … 1 morning and 1 afternoon slot available wether you need weekly, fortnightly or monthly visits.
Also one-off deep cleaning service available.
References can be supplied from existing clients
Nerja and Torrox Costa area
Email jobdonetorrox at gmail.com
Services Available – Wheelchairs
–In addition to e-mailing the poster of this thread, I think that other Digamites may be interested in the following information, since there have been a number of requests for wheelchairs in recent weeks.
A manual wheelchair can cost from 25 Euros a week to 50 Euros a week, depending upon where you go. All companies demand typically 100 Euros deposit.
www.bluebadgemobility.com/ will let you have a manual wheelchair for as little as 10 Euros a day, or 40 Euros a week. They also have electrically powered scooters (Madge-mobile), but this is also reflected in the rental price.
The best place we have found is a little shop in Nerja, opposite La Ermita hotel, go down the road beside the Yoigo shop, about 20 metres on your left.
The guy there is Dutch and will measure you to get you the correct size chair, and for only 25 Euros a week.
He also sells wheelchairs (200 Euros), crutches (17 Euros), etc.
http://www.mobility-scooter-rental.com/costa-del-sol-mobility-hire/mobility-hire-nerja want 35 Euros a week, and they also hire out electrically powered scooters.
If you need a wheelchair for a month or more then it is more cost effective to buy a second-hand wheelchair from the UK (or in my case Sweden) and you can usually pick up a bargain for under 80 Euros.
Most airline companies (except RyanAir) will ferry the chair free of charge.
Just ask for “Wheelchair assistance” when you book your flight.
You can also find many more local resources by Googling for “wheelchair nerja”.
Finally, if you only need the chair for those “extended shopping sprees” then most large stores will lend you a chair, free of charge. Ikea in Malaga do this.
All you need to do is to show your passport and fill in a form.
They are a bit “kinky” about people stealing the chairs, so if you need to take the chair outside to the car then ask for a security escort.
Very best regards from Harry (dot) Lythall (at) sm0vpo (dot) com
El Campo, Nerja
(Well – just how helpful can a Digamite be ! Well done Harry – we need more Harrys in the World!
Jane- Editor )
Services Needed – Dental Technician
Is there a dental laboratory in the region of Nerja-Torre del Mar, that would make or repair dentures?
Reply to Digame as it may be of interest to others.
Services Needed Diesel Generation Repair
Is there anyone in the area that knows about large diesel generators ?
Please contact Andrew 686322328
Services Available – Villa Cleaning
Villa and house cleaning. Thorough, experienced and reliable in Torrox, Frigiliana and surrounding areas.
Regular, changeovers , one off cleans or as and when cleans offered with washing and ironing if required.
All €8 an hour. Refs from current clients supplied.
Please email Sara at happyhousetorrox @ gmail.com
Services Available – Transport to UK
Our van leaves next week for deliveries to UK but can also take things for Spain and France on route.
The return trip is planned for mid November,
the next trip will be 7/8th December, returning 14/15th.
For quotes please contact Dashundtransport @ gmail.com or telephone Andrew 686322328
Recommendations Needed – For Hearing-Aid Supplier
My mother had hearing-aids fitted a few years ago in England before coming to live in Spain.
They now need to be replaced or possibly just reprogrammed.
I have seen an advert for Audiotec Hearing Centre in Velez-Malaga and know an optician in Nerja that offers to fit hearing-aids.
Can anybody had recommend either of these centres? Or can anybody recommend a good hearing-aid centre in this area where English is spoken?
Please email me janetpender @ yahoo.com or reply to Digame.
Any information gratefully received as we don’t really know who to approach for this!
Recommendation for Gluten Free Bread
I placed an ad on Digame recently for a supply of decent gluten free bread and a lady kindly offered to bake the bread for me, I now have a supply of really lovely fresh bread that freezes well and tastes so much better than anything I can buy here, it’s really delicious.
Anyone out there with the same gluten problems may want to contact her, she is happy to bake for people, I would definitely recommend her. She is in the Nerja region.
Her email is : amandajosiah @ hotmail.com
Recommendation – Opticians
(1) We can strongly recommend Innova Opticas, Calle del Mar 62
(beach end), Torre del Mar.
Carlos Pastor speaks perfect English and is very helpful
Birgit & Mogens
(2) Hi Tony,
We always use Innova Opticians in calle de mar in Torre. (the new pedestrian road). The optician there has always given us great service and he speaks great English. His name is Carlos. Definitely recommend him.
Recommendation – Casa Magel
Need a break?
Come and have a relaxing time at Casa Magel. Handy for Camino Del Rey and the beautiful Ardales lakes, The Wolf park, Antequera and El Torcal and the beautiful Convento Magdalena.
Casa Magel is in the country side close to the typical Spanish Pueblo of Valle De Abdalajis.
Has good tapas bars.
Stunning views and peaceful days.
Swimming pool and gardens, outside Andalucian kitchen for use of guests.
Good food and pretty rooms. Friendly hosts.
Casa Magel special, 2 nights B&B with 1 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine…. just 100€ for 2 sharing double en suite room.
Check out website for photos and more info www.casamagel.com phone 628519862 emailcasamagel @ yahoo.com
Rental Needed – Long Term Rental Required in Torrox Costa
We are a retired couple looking for a long term rental in Torrox Costa. We are non smokers and don’t have any pets either. We are looking for one or two bedrooms, a bath and preferable a balcony, or outside space would be good.
Please contact Sue on
sue.sapsed @ outlook.com
Rental Available – Long Term
We are going back to the UK on March 1st 2017 for 6-8 months.
We are renting our campo house for that period for €450.00 per month fully inclusive of bills.
We have to leave our 4 cats, so they will need taking care of.
We are in Canillas de Albaida.
Please contact me for any other details and photo’s
kcheck21 @ gmail.com
Rental Available – Long Let
1 bed apartment for rent, long let only
Bottom floor, Torrox Park
300€ per month
Contact Mat 625044218
Matpickett @ hotmail.com
Rental Available – Nice Country House
2 bedrooms , living room with fireplace, bar, terrace , barbecue , wood stove , and spacious terraces overlooking the mountains.Very quiet area just 5km from the village . (Torrox)satelite TV and wifi .500 euros per month or short season 250 euros week.Tel. +34606327117 .e- mail analiajulia1977 @ hotmail.com
What’s On – Nerja History Group (NHG)
For anyone interested in Spanish History
Meeting this Friday 4th November
“Summer of ’36” by Juan Vicente Garcia
Born in 1944, Juan Vicente grew up with first hand accounts
of the impact of the Spanish Civil War on his village of Mollina,
in the Province of Malaga.
Centro Cultural, C/Granada, Nerja.
11.00 am start. 6 € Donation (correct money appreciated)
Nerja History Group
633 87 18 99
What’s On – Games Afternoon….Fridays
Don’t forget ……
…….its that time of the week again…:0)
At…… El Trapiche Restaurant
….. meeting every Friday … from 11.00 onwards...
Do come along and join us…we would love to meet you all …Ladies and Gents…
We Play Scrabble, Crib, Rummykub, Mah Jong and loads more….
Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us…
They offer a great Menu del Dia and a wide variety of tapas….
You don’t have to commit to come every week…just a casual get together of like- minded friends..
and if you have a game to bring ….even better…:0)
For details email madpip @ hotmail.co.uk
What’s On – Halloween Fun Quiz for Olivenza Dog Rescue.
Bar 19. Nerja
This Saturday 29th at Bar 19 Nerja, quiz starting at 8pm.
General Knowledge and music rounds to suit all abilities.
5euro per contestant which includes tapas and Bar19’s famous food is also available.
Lots of fun, prizes, raffle and also sale or auction of posters, Beatles and Guinness memorabilia.
All proceeds go to Olivenza who work tirelessly to save dogs from the killing station.
Bar19 between Calle Granada and Castilla Perez.
Terry at tmwall1 @ btinternet.com
What’s On – Book Signing by Local Author John Hardy
John will be selling signed copies of all his books, including the most recent ‘East Side Stories’ and ‘Malaga Mysteries’, at the Organic Market at Viveros el Algarrobo this Saturday 29th, from 10 am.
Copies in Spanish and German are also available.
These books of short stories of crime and mystery, some set in Spain, some in the UK/worldwide, are a mixture of murder and suspense, a touch of humour, and all with a twist in the tale.
A signed copy makes an unusual Christmas present!
(Viveros El Algarrobo is at the road from Vélez to Viñuela, km 39, in front of the Renault Truck)
What’s On – Come and Celebrate Halloween at Johnny Q’s
Dig out those Halloween costumes, lots of fun, music, food and cocktails,
see you there!
What’s On – Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar
Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.lux-mundi.org
Monday 31st October. Inter Religious Prayer. Please come and join in this prayer for peace. Lux Mundi Centres and Diocesan Office for Ecumenism and interreligious prayer invite all religions Muslim, Jewish and Christian churches to the Palacio Episcopal, Plaza del Obispo, and Malaga. Time 18.00.
Tuesday 1st November. Centre closed for the ´Day of the Saints´ Public Holiday.
Coffee Morning –
What’s On – Halloween Party at Silks on Saturday
Come and join us at Silks for our Halloween Party this Saturday evening with live entertainment from the fantastic Barbara Minelli. Tickets cost 8 euro which includes a hot Halloween themed buffet. There will also be prizes for the best fancy dress (optional). The buffet will be served from 8pm with the live show commencing at 9.30pm. Reservations required as only limited numbers inside. Book early to avoid dissapointment.
Silks Sports Bar & Grill
Bloque 8, Urb Costa Del Oro, Torrox Costa.
What’s On – Organic Market This Saturday from 10:00h to 15:00h
Come along to the organic market for some tasty and healthy produce, beauty products and handicrafts, and enjoy our second HALLOWEEN party with many CHILDREN´S ACTIVITIES.
There’s a great range of of organic produce including local, blue and raw milk cheeses, wood oven breads, fruit and vegetables, flours, pulses, seeds, sugar and rice, pasties, pies, biscuits and cakes, organic free-range eggs, vegan and super foods, curry pastes, jams, chutneys, sephardim sweets gluten and lactosa free, spicy sauces, olive oil, artesan beers, samosas, chocolate plus raw treats.
On top of these there are handcraft stalls which change every week, a range of Argan products, hand sewn items, jewellery and decorative items, clothes, magnesium oils for pain and to aid sleep, essential oils and mixes, handmade soaps, shoes, …
Check in with Flora Yoga Hendriksen for pilates and yoga classes throughout the morning.
Come and enjoy this delightful venue with organic breakfast and tapas, coffee, smothies, and drinks available at the bar.
The Google link is https://goo.gl/nDLk6o
The Story Behind Hashing – Who Started It and Why?
History of Hashing
Those of you who’ve read our recent article on Digame or in the free English language publications will know that hashing is becoming a very popular form of exercise with the ex- pat community.
Axarquia Hash House Harriers (AHHH) is going from strength to strength with new members joining us all the time.
Hashing originated in 1938 in Malaya (now Malaysia) when a group of British colonial officers and expatriates began meeting on Monday evenings to run and rid themselves of the weekend’s excesses. The run was designed around the traditional British paper chase or “hare and hounds” format. Harriers reaching the end of the trail would partake of beer, ginger beer and cigarettes. Hashing died out after the Japanese invasion of Malaya but was resuscitated in the 60s in Singapore and spread through the Far East and the South Pacific, Europe and North America expanding during the mid-1970s. Today there are thousands of hashing clubs in all parts of the world.
The objectives of the Hash House Harriers were recorded in 1950 as follows:
1) To promote physical fitness among our members
2) To get rid of weekend hangovers
3) To acquire a good thirst and to satisfy it in beer
4) To persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel AAH certainly agrees with objectives 1), 3), and 4)!
Why the name?
The restaurant used by the first harriers in Malaya was known locally as the “Hash House”. The name stuck and became adopted by harriers around the world.
Come and join us!
AAH welcomes all ages, abilities and nationalities. All you need is a good pair of trainers, a reasonable level of fitness and a sense of humour. Bottles of cold water are provided at the start to take with you on the ‘run’ and hares are happy to look after valuables for you so there’s no risk of dropping your car keys in a ditch! We make a charge of 4 Euros per run, which includes water, beer and soft drinks.
The hash is a great way to get out, take some exercise, socialise and see different parts of the beautiful Axarquia. So why not come along, take part and find out if hashing is for you?
For more information on AHHH and details of the next hash please go to www.ah3.es
Wanted – Henry Hoover Part
Does anyone have a Henry they want to sell we need a spare part for ours. Contact Sue at susieque2 @ live.co.uk.
Free – HP Printer
I have returned from six months in the U.K. and find that my HP Photosmart plus B209 printer, scanner, photocopier will not print black ink. After numerous head cleans and soaking the print head, I’ve given up and bought a new one. If printer fixing is one of your hobbies, you can have it. All cables and a handbook come with it, and the ink cartridges are almost full. I have a full set of spare inks which I am selling.
Mariordan @ aol.com. Torrox Pueblo
For Sale – Flymo Hedge Trimmer
Model HT 450 has a longer 45cm blade for cutting and has had little use.
Price 20 euros
Annedotmalpus @ tescodotnet
For Sale – Chairs & Footstool
We have 2 Ikea red cord chairs and a matching footstool for sale.
The chairs are immaculate, the footstool has a little sun fade.
All come from a non smoking, no kids house and there are no tears or marks on any of the items. They are being replaced by a sofa bed, hence the reason for sale.
We are located in Torrox Campo 5 minutes from the village.
We can assist with local delivery.
Price 60 euros.
contact 670 540 533 for viewing.
For Sale – Strimmer & Mower
Black & Decker reflex plus electric
Strimmer 400w excellent working order.
Electrolux electric fly mow mower
Model 9647702 good condition
25 euros each or 45 the both.
Canillas de Albaida
Philipcollett27 @ aol.com
For Sale – Sony DVD/CD player
Good working condition requires scart connection cable. There is no remote control included. Nerja area.
15€ (no offers). Contact judithrichardson11 at hotmail dot co dot uk
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