Digamextra No. 393 Monday October 24th 2016 

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tc-me-smallThere will be no Digamextra on Tuesday morning.

I’m having my second cataract removed and will see you all much more clearly in future…….

Back as usual Wednesday

Jane  Editorsmiley



Amateur Video Collaborator Sought – Contact Details…..

I’m trying to contact this gentleman but the email address doesn’t work.

Please contact me .    Kind Regards

Adrian      wurzelglover @ hotmail.com   (remove spaces)



Warning – Endesa

Just a warning to anyone intending to visit Endesa (electricity suppliers) in the near future. We went there to hand in a bill which had come to our address but had the wrong name and meter number on it. After waiting some time for our turn ( remember to take a ticket as you come in the door) we were finally called forward. Arriving at the desk we were immediately asked for passports which we do not carry on a day to day basis. We showed them our Spanish driving licences, NIE, Residencia, Andalucia Seniors Card but all she kept saying was “Passeporte”. We tried to explain why we were there but she just would not listen and just kept on repeating “Passeporte”. In the end we just gave up and left. She would not even allow us to leave the incorrect bill behind. We are now hoping we are not going to get cut off for non payment of a bill which is not ours. The warning here is that if you do not want to have an unnecessary journey when visiting Endesa, remember to take your passport with you!

Helene, La Vinuela.



Services Needed – Urgently

Can anyone recommend a good builder or handyman to fit a small pump in our living room. We have water ingress which would flood if we weren’t here.

We are waiting on the water board to hopefully remedy the problem next week but we really can’t wait that long !!
cook819 @ btinternet,com    (0044) 7922296446



Services – Gardening Advice – Many Thanks

Dear Lorraine, of Viveros Florena…

Just a very quick note to say thank you for your item, Lorraine. For those of us still getting to grips with gardening back to front compared with the UK, it is really helpful to have a reminder of what we need to be doing.

Geoff & Lynn



Services Needed – Weigh Bridge

Does any body know if there is a weighbridge where I can take a van to just to make sure it is not overloaded before I drive it back to the U.K.?

Replies to Digamextra please in case any body else needs to know.

Paul Competa



Services Needed – Dog Trainer , Rio Gordo

Wanted Dog Trainer
Do any Digamites know of a mobile dog trainer who would travel to the Riogordo area.

Contact :    cynthandnor @ hotmail.com



Services Available-

Gardening  from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality, transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 9€ per hour per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.

Small construction/demolition jobs.
Computer maintenance upgrades, virus removal, servicing, training, new machines, networking, web design and maintenance. Laptops or desktops, 20 years experience with all operating systems and software. 10€ per hour. No call out charge, no fix, no fee. (Web design is a fixed price depending on your requirements but basic 6 page site is 250€ plus approx 50€ in registration/hosting fees) or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 9€ per hour per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Pet/Housesitting service  dogs a speciality (I have 5 of my own!) 25€ per 24 hours or part thereof (up to 6 animals, there is a small surcharge for more than this)
I have a lot of experience both in the UK and Spain in all of the services offered and references are available for any or all of my skills.

I am available at all times (providing I am not already booked) evenings, weekends and holidays are all included at no extra charge
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 @ hotmail.com or just write that email address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future!

Based in Arenas but can travel anywhere in Digameland. There is a 30 centimos per km charge for destinations outside a 10km radius of Arenas.



Services Needed – Part Share of Vehicle Delivery to Velez Malaga from U.K.

We have a small number of boxed items of no great value which we would like to get to Velez  from the UK between now and Xmas.

Enough perhaps to fill the back of an estate car.

Do you have a journey planned and would be happy to share costs?

If so please contact Simon at simontana50 @ gmail.com



Services Available – TV Channel Solution

Have you lost your favourite tv channels? Want more?
I have the perfect solution.
For more information, please email me, and you will be amazed.
campo2costatv @ gmail.com



Services Available – House & Pet Sitting


I still have one more week available this year: between December 15 and 22. 
Instead of leaving your house empty and your four-legged best friend in a kennel or cattery, let me to take care of both your home and pets while you’re away.
I look after your property so it’s not unoccupied and your pet doesn’t have to go through the stress of being in an unfamiliar environment but can instead enjoy being in their own home where they feel safe and where they get plenty of exercise and attention.

House/pet sitting fee is 12 Euros/day regardless of how many pets you have and I can provide you with references.

Please visit webpage for more information:


Or contact me directly by Email: mariaerving @ gmail.com

or phone: 622 619 733 (English and Swedish speaking).



Services Available – Personal Trainer

Do you fee like you’ve tried every diet under the sun and still haven’t reached your goal weight? Or maybe you don’t know where to start?
I am a professional personal trainer and health coach recently
relocated to Spain from the UK.
I am offering just 3 FREE 60 minute full consultations, together we can break down your lifestyle and I can help you make positive changes in your life to get you on track.

Taking action on your life will have a huge positive effect on your future not only in your Health but in your business, your family life, socialising, self confidence and your sex life!

It’s up to you to make the first move
adamirving.pt @ gmail.com
+34 658 335 343



Services Needed – Electric Heating – Infra Red ?
We are looking for a solution to heat our house in Torrox Campo in winter through electricity. We are considering infra red heating through panels on the wall or ceiling.

Does anybody have experience with this and can you share your experience?

Is there anybody who actually uses it and what do you think?

Can you recommend?

Also, does anybody know if there are good vendors where we can order them in the area of Torrox/Cómpeta?

Thank you very much. Response please to karel.massop @ gmail.com



Thanks for Recommendations –  Online Banking SMS

Like to thank W.F and Steve for there input.

To  W.F reply. I should have stated I can get online with Sabadell only to read a statement. I did not want to make blog long winded. It is not comprehensive or convenient when you cannot use the other facilities from your own home.

Reference to mobile signal I would also welcome W.F to try their mobile at Km 7.5 Torrox Competa Rd and share the provider that works in black spots where others fail. I am pretty confident inhabitants in the campo would also welcome this.

I will look into Steve’s bank suggestions they look like the same criteria Sabadell used until the change.

Colin J



Recommendations – Thanks

I would to say thank to all of you that recommended Diego came as promised but my fire is too old and cannot be swept.

So it looks like a new one is needed, but thanks for all your help, and to Jane.



Recommendation – Wonderful Furniture Renovation

We recently had a devastating fire on the first floor of our house. Luckily the house was empty at the time.

We had several pieces of Antique Pine furniture badly smoke and fire damaged. There was also extensive smoke damage to the pine doors, which we had bought new, during renovation, these had been very expensive.

We contacted John Simpkins from the Antique Shop in Competa, called Leon Blanco, and he said he could restore all the items to their original state.

Last week all the doors, their architrave and all the furniture were returned

and installed.

What a professional job he has made of them, we are so pleased with the result.

John Simpkins contact details: tel. 653420452

email: jsantiquescb15 @ gmail.com



Help Wanted – Technomate TV Receiver

I have a Technomate TM -F3/5 Tv vir satellite receiver,

used exclusively for legal signals.

Mine will not hold it’s date and recorded pictures are freezing (locking).

I find it a difficult piece of equipment to make successful recordings .

Would appreciate input from other users.

Jack Reeder.

jacksreeder @ hotmail.com       651 518 510

(Please reply directly to submitter, not DigameXtra. Post edited to comply with WordPress “Terms of Use”)



Rental Needed – Long Term

My wife and I have just returned to Spain and we are looking for a furnished long term rental house in the Vinuela, Periana, Los Romanes, Rio Gordo area.

Small enclosed garden as we have a small well behaved dog.

2/3 bedrooms, garage/pool not really necessary.

Near facilities but more campo than urban, not too close to other houses.

Up to 500€ish per month.

Please contact John or Diana Begg on jcb @ johncbegg.plus.com

Thank You.



Long Term Rental Available – Torrox Park

1 bed apartment for rent, long let only.

Bottom floor, torrox park

300€ per month

Contact Mat 625044218

Matpickett @ hotmail.com



What’s On – Halloween with GU!R!  


If you fancy a fun night out for Halloween, come along to Bahia de Tanit where GU!R! will be playing and enjoy a great ambiance with fabulous food if you’re hungry. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/GUIRI.rock.band or call 650 193 777.



What’s On – Get to Know Malaga’s Prehistoric Times

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Discover, enjoy and experience the Neolithic paintings within the province, under the guide of Dr. Rafael Maura, specialist in prehistoric art.

First, we will get to understand the context and significance of these paintings through a Power Point presentation.

The following day, we will visit the rocky outcrops of the prehistoric site of Peñas de Cabrera, where we will also experiment with pigments and utensils that were used to create these works.

This extraordinary opportunity is limited to 8 participants.

Saturday November 12, 7pm:  Power Point presentation

Sunday, November 13, 9am: Trip to the site.

Includes trying out the original pigments and utensils, as well as an aperitif for relaxing and enjoying.

The price all included €65’00 (€58’00 for members).

For reservations, call 690073871

or email ventana.abierta.acp  @ gmail.com

For more information, visit our website,




What’s On Last Few Tickets Available for our Bollywood Night


Club Internacional De Nerja
Calle San Juan 42. Nerja 29780.

Social and Cultural Association No 1612
Telephone during opening hours 00 34 952521 858
Opening hours Mon from 19.30 hrs
Tues, Thurs and Sat 11.00 to 14.00 hrs

Open Some Thursday Evenings check for details
Facebook: cidnerja

Email: clubinternacionaldenerja @ outlook.com

“Totally run by volunteers”



What’s On Music Night at Bar Frasco, Sedella 

Saturday, October 29th from 9.00 p.m.

Featuring Patrick, Andy, Mitch and Brian

Remember how great it was last year!



What’s On – Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar : Excursions

Thursday 3rd November.  Coach Excursion to Álora & the Wolf Park.

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar invite you to join friends on a day excursion by coach to visit the typical whitewashed village of Álora nestled between three rocky spurs. There will be a guided tour of the village, which consists of a series of very steep slopes and attractive cobbled streets.  You will visit the ruins of a magnificent castle which was first built by the Phoenicians and subsequently expanded under Roman rule. In the 5th century the castle was virtually destroyed by the Visigoths, only to be rebuilt under the Moors; remnants of this era still remain, namely the decorative steel door.  You will be able to see the splendid panoramic view of the Guadalhorce river basin. It is important to notethat the coach is unable to drive up to the castle and there is an uphill gradient to the castle which may be difficult for people who find walking difficult. There is also a visit to the museum and the Bachiller oil mill.

After the tour there will be free time for you to buy and relax over lunch.  You will then rejoin the coach for the short drive to the Wolf Park, where there will be another guided tour which explains the wolves’ history and life style. You will see them close up, being fed and interacting with each other and witness wolves in an exceptional environment that leaves no doubt that these animals in captivity do have a chance to live in a semi-natural habitat. Ticket price 34 Euros available at the Centre, which includes guided visits, entrances, transport and insurance.  Activity for fundraising.  Departure times from: Viñuela (Football Pitch) 08.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 09.10, Caleta (Vets) 09.15, Torre del Mar (Coach Station) 09.25. Depart Wolf Park approximately 17.30.

December 13th, 14th & 15th December.  Coach Excursion to Rute Chocolate Factory & Seville Christmas Light & Sights.

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar invite you to join friends on a three day coach excursion.  On the first day, after leaving the Torre del Mar area you will stop for breakfast (not included) near Antequera.  After re-joining the coach, the next stop is the village of Rute to visit the Chocolate Factory, where each year they have a special Belen (Crib) to celebrate Christmas.  A great time to visit the factory shop to buy your Christmas presents.  If there is time you will also visit the small chocolate museum.  You will then join the coach for the drive to Seville, arriving at the hotel at 13.30 approximately.

The remainder of the day and the following two days are free for you to enjoy the sights of Seville, wander through the street to visit the Cathedral with its famous Bell tower, the Giralda and Royal Palace.  You can also take the tourist bus or a carriage drive and of course at night see the beautiful Christmas lights throughout the city.

On the final day you will leave Seville about 16.00.  Price 195 Euros per person double room and 246 Euros single room.  Deposit of 50 Euros and the final payment is due the first week of December.  The price includes your stay at the 4* Hotel Fernando 3, on a bed & breakfast basis and insurance.  Pick up times: Viñuela (Football Pitch) 08.20, Algarrobo 08.45, Caleta (Vets) 08.50, Torre del Mar (Coach Station) 09.00.

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

Kind regards,

Patricia Rothwell,

Press Officer,

Tel.  952 513 531



What’s On – Balcon de Competa

On Saturday 29th October, the Hotel Balcon in Competa will host an evening of live music with a buffet of Indonesian Cuisine. The event is in aid of 4 local animal charities. The hotel has offered its large ballroom free of charge and rock band The Jack Cade Rebellion are also giving up their time in order to support these wonderful charities.

Please come along and support this fabulous event.

Tickets are €13.00 and can be purchased from Todo Papel, or Action for Animals charity shop in Competa, or you can book directly with Hotel Balcon on 952553535.



What’s On – Tasca Quiz  

quiz02The Axarquia animal rescue quiz will be held again at La Tasca Cafe this Wednesday at 3pm.

We are located across from the police station in Torre del Mar.

If you would like to reserve a table please call 640328051 or 640569988.

All proceeds go to help the animals.tasca



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For Sale – Dehumidifier

Dehumidifier – by Holmes, model HDH520da. Excellent condition, on wheels so easy to move around,

50 euros

Call Jill on 951167685



For Sale – Wood

Mixture of avocado, pine and holm oak.  5€ a wheelbarrow full.

Palm trees free, all sizes, if you can dig them up.
Finca Dos Mundos, near La Vinuela.
Tel. 636 471 361 .



For Sale – 4 Tyres

Set of 4 tyres Pirelli 205 60 15 winter tyres with very little wear.


618 346 098,



For Sale – 2003 Audi A6  

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2.5 tdi v6 diesel auto

Spanish lhd,

in silver

all papers taxed and itv

showing 327000km but had factory fitted replacement engine at 150000km,

loads of service history

black leather upholstery

18 inch alloys

parking sensors,

ice cold aircon

heated seats

cd player,


excellent spec

€3250 euros includes transfer, or price negotiable

marktasker @ aol.com

tel 635057354


For Sale – 3 Items


Samsonite overnight or computer bag.



Black & Decker Hedge and bush trimmer. Rechargeable battery.€30
Tree or bush hand saw €15
Phone  618640160



For Sale – Roca Bathroom Fittings 

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Clean condition.

100 euros total price.

Peter 636122319.



For Sale – iPod Nano Docking Station 


iPod Nano with neopreen protective case, Shure earbud headphones with extension lead.

Stereo docking station with bass unit, mounting adaptors for various devices. Output lead for other systems. Excellent condition. 70 euros

Contact Rob Addison on 690 076 988 or rtaddison @ gmail.com



For Sale – Meade ETX125 Autostar 5” Reflector Telescope

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Excellent condition.

Autostar automatic object finder. Fully electronic movement.

26mm eyepiece, interchangeable.

Tripod and carry case.

700 euros (cost new over £1,000)

For info and user manuals search on Google for ‘Meade ETX125 manual’ and for Autostar search ‘Meade ETX125 Autostar manual’

Contact Rob Addison on 690 076 988 or at rtaddison @ gmail.com



For Sale – Keyway ARN 125cc scooter


New tyres, new clutch, recently serviced.

ITV until May 2018

400 euros

Contact Rob Addison on 690 076 988 or at

rtaddison @ gmail.com



For Sale – Brick Makers 


I have two of these so selling one.  Paper brick maker for your wood burner.  Great way to use up your old newspapers.  Comes with instructions.

10 euros.  Torrox Pueblo.  Mariordan @ aol.com



For Sale – Pottery  


Four eggs cups, four cereal bowls and four tea plates.

Very good condition.  15 euros.

Torrox pueblo.  Mariordan @ aol.com



Wanted – Henry

Does anyone have a Henry they want to sell we need a spare part for ours.  Contact Sue at susieque2 @ live.co.uk.




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