Digamextra No. 402 Thursday November 3rd 2016 

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Small dog found Tuesday afternoon…. 


a little confused…looks well cared for..

Caleta de Velez…Caleta del Sol area….

Will go to vets Wednesday to have chip checked…but just in case please contact

695 972 493

Celebration for Ton Heinst

This Friday, 4th November at 3 pm in Los Amigos in Torrox Park we shall be remembering our much loved friend from The Netherlands, Ton Heinst, with music and refreshments.  Everyone who knew this lovely gentle, generous, caring man is welcome to come along and join us to celebrate his life and share our memories and our love of this very special friend, who will be greatly missed.  We look forward to seeing you there.



Services Needed-House Purchase Assistance

A lady from South Africa, but originally British, gave me digamextra mail. Now I need help. Since 3 years we passed by at -Valle Nizza Playa Camping and always saw a tiny house at the side of the main road from Malaga to Toore del Mar. Now we have decided to by it- but how can we get somebody to help us, because I only speak German, English and French- George a little bit in Spanish. Could you give me the address of a person or an institution who can help us to manage it from Germany???? I have only pictures of the house and a telephone number!
Yours sincerely,   Sibylle Johst Hans-Böckler-Str. 25   D  34121 Kassel




What’s on- It’s panto time again with El Valle Drama Group



What’s on at Cristel’s Bar

Thursday, November 3rd at 4pm : JAZZ MUSIC LIVE

Jesús Mata, saxophone, Carlos Martín, guitar.

Don´t miss out, Jazz on the beach !!!

Christel´s Bar

Paseo Marítimo- next to Restaurante La Farola, Torrox-Costa (El Morche)

tel 649 500 610




What’s on Winter Exhibition Preview


Friday 4th Nov 8pm

Galeria Centro de Bellas Artes, Competa – ALL WELCOME!




What’s on at Bar Amalia, Archez

This Friday, 4th sees the return of our monthly Curry Night, see our facebook page, amaliabarandrestaurant, for details of the tasty menu.

Traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings served from 1-5 pm, bookings not always essential.

Reminder of our winter closing times, Closed Sunday night and all day Monday, Wednesday night and all day Thursday.

To book your table on the terrace or conservatory give Dot a call on 634302480.




What’s on Games Afternoon….Fridays

Don’t forget ……its that time of the week again

At El Trapiche Restaurant

meeting every Friday from 11.00am 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 do a lovely menu del dia and a great 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

For details email madpip@hotmail.co.uk



What’s on a the Hotel Balcon de Competa

Hello everyone!
The different events we have this months are (please book them soon):

– Friday 4th NovemberMiguel Botana Live Music. First time in our Restaurant, he was the singer of the popular local group Vino y Pasas, now he is on his own. Starts at 8pm, book your table

– Sunday 6th NovemberSunday Carvery. Buffet where you can find: Soup, Salad, 3 different kinds of Meat. Price per Person 13€ Drinks not Included

– Friday 11th NovemberPie Night. Enjoy delicious homemade Pies and Dessert for just 18euros, 1 drink is included.

– Sunday 13th NovemberGuiri Live Music. From 14.00h and if the weather is good, this Rock Group will play in the Terrace of the Hotel, if not, in the Ball Room we have plenty of space for everyone who wants to join them.

Reserve your table soon

– Saturday 26th NovemberShow Flamenco of Peña Flamenca Virginia Gamez. Come and enjoy a Night of Real Andalusian Spanish Flamenco. There will be a Flamenco Singer, 2 Dancers and 1 Guitarrist.

We have Free Parking Place for all the people who come to our Restaurant or any of the Events.

You can reserve your table by telephone: +34 952 55 3662, whatsapp: +34 671 132563 or email: info @ hotel-competa . com



What’s on Bridge Classes for Beginners
For people who can play cards and enjoy a challenge.
Classes will be starting this Month.
For further details please contact
startbridgenow @ gmail.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.





What’s on at Johnny Q’s

Friday night from 9.00pm A night of live music with Johnny Q

Sunday lunch served from 1.00pm till 4.00pm Choice of Beef, Pork, Lamb or Chicken, all served with fresh seasonal veg, home made yorkshire pudding, roast a creamed potatoes. 9 Euros includes glass of wine. Choice of desserts.

Booking is essential before Saturday.

Want to buy some “deep” filled pies to take home we make to order, Steak n Kidney, Chicken n Mushroom, Meat n Potatoe, Steak n Ale and Pork Pies.  This is just an example of the favourites.  Give us a call and tell us what you’d like

Telephone 634124989

Bloque 9 Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa




What’s on- Next Weekend –Organic Market  


Next Saturday from 10:00h to 14:00h – come along to the organic market  for some tasty and healthy produce, beauty products and handicrafts.

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.



What’s on – November Jobs in the Mediterranean Garden.

The clocks have gone back. That makes it easier to get up in the mornings and even easier, in the evenings, to snuggle into an armchair next to the fire with a glass of red wine and good book. November daytimes can often framed by deep cerulean skies; chilly evenings out in the streets are warmed by roasted chestnuts. Jeans and jumpers seem like fun – for a while!

It’s also the month when we can hope for, and expect, heavy rains. The campo and our gardens soak it up like a massive sponge and plants loom large and lush again.

November is the most important month for planting and pruning.


Planting: Carry on planting – it really is important to get things settled in early in the season. In northern Europe, main planting season is springtime but here, in our Mediterranean climate you are far better to plant in autumn and through our mild winters. The only exceptions to this would be the more tropical plantings like palms and those with large leaves like bananas. These type of plants are often best planted in very early spring when the worst of the cold weather has passed. Because they are tropical, they will not make root growth during the colder months and often just sit there until the weather warms up again. Some people prefer to leave mango and citrus plantings until spring for the same reason but these are semi-tropicals and, unless you live in a really cold area, I always feel the benefit of the winter rains outweighs other considerations. And don´t forget bulbs for autumn planting/spring flowering that I mentioned last month – still plenty of time to plant them.

Pruning: As the leaves tumble down, you can be sure that your deciduous plants are winding down for winter. When they are dormant and sap levels are at their lowest, is the time to prune. Always follow the moon – it´s the way of Mediterranean people and those with ancient wisdom so why should we think we know better! Prune by a waning moon – the sap will run freely when the moon is rising and damage plants. Pure logic!

Bear in mind that plants that flower or fruit very late/early in the year need pruning at a different time, often straight after the crops are collected or flowers are finished. Thus almonds and vines are pruned after cropping. Citrus too should be pruned after cropping. Roses, which often carry on flowering well into winter, are best left until the very end of December or even into January.

How to Prune: Fruit trees, deciduous or evergreen, are generally treated alike. Remove any dead, diseased or crossing wood first. Then open up the centre of the tree to allow better air flow and less problems with disease. This will encourage more branching outward and fruit will always set more readily where the sun can enter. If any of these side branches are over-long, shorten them back by about one third. Keep stepping back to get an overall view – your tree should be a thing of beauty. Ornamental trees usually need little pruning, just lopping out if they are becoming too tall. Always better though to plan your tree for the position rather than mutilate it later because it has outgrown its spot.

Grapevines on pergolas should have a clean trunk; at roof level, 3 or 5 main framework branches should be spaced evenly. Any side growth on these main branches should be shortened back to 2 or 3 leaf buds – easy as that! This same principle is also used for flowering or ornamental vines.

Fertilising: I mentioned this last month and it´s still not too late to fertilise as the autumn has been mild, but do it now before the next lot of rain.

What to fertilise: Don´t feed staunch Mediterranean plantings – things like succulents, cacti, yuccas, Mediterranean herbs, like lavender and rosemary, tough shrubs like cistus. All these plants form the backbone of many gardens; they are meant for this climate and hate being fussed and spoilt. You should fertilise plants, shrubs and climbers that have very long flowering seasons because they are expending a lot of energy; hibiscus, canna lilies, brugmansias – they are often tired after a floriferous spring and summer. Give your lawn its final feed of the year.

Which fertiliser: At this time of the year you do not want to encourage a lot of lush, soft growth (induced by nitrogen feeds). Floppy, forced growth will only get blown about, battered and burnt by winter winds and can often make shrubs and trees top-heavy and very susceptible to breaking/blowing over. Apply instead a slow-release fertiliser – home-made compost, worm/animal manure (always very well-rotted), or granular feeds which are often seaweed-based. Many liquid feeds are nitrogen rich, designed for quick results, so avoid them at this time of the year.

We are green at the garden centre so we’re always going to say ORGANIC. If you must use chemical products, then make sure that the granules never touch any part of the plant – they will burn. Equally, never be over generous; it’s easy to think giving them a bit extra will do them good but it can be fatal!

Processionary caterpillar: Keep a sharp eye out for their nests in your pine trees and attack! We now have new stocks of Ynject – the (relatively) green way to cope with the pest. It works by a pressurised injection system and you only treat affected trees, avoiding widespread spraying of toxic chemicals. Go to this link for more details:  http://www.viverosflorena.com/protect-your-pines-pets-and-people-from     Don´t leave it too late, they need to be treated whilst the caterpillars are still feeding and before they start their processions, endangering people and pets.

The Viveros Florena Team,
Cómpeta, Opening Winter Hours: 10 – 4, always closed Sundays and Mondays..
Tel:       689928201
Email:     florenaspain @ hotmail.com
Web:      www.viverosflorena.com 
Facebk:   Lorraine Cavanagh’s Garden Centre




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For Sale – 3 seater sofa 



Some wear on middle seat cushion, hence price,

comfortable, ideal for covered terrace with a throw over.

Torrox Costa.
casalevante1 @ gmail.com




For Sale- Various  

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  1.  high chair, Ikea

10 euros

  1. igloo Kool Chruiser

25 euros   Obaby pushchair

35 euros

wet suit  (never been in salt water

size Medium  – almost brand new)

45 euros

telephone   687 374 091  or molinjed15 @ gmail.com





For Sale- Mountain Bike

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18 frame Aluminium Black/Green  21 Shamano gears,

with stand and Basket , owners hand book, 1 careful owner from new.

Recently serviced, good condition.

150 euros tel 628151613  Algarrobo Costa




For Sale-2 Folding Mountain Bikes Unisex,

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Aluminium 26 wheel 21 Shamano gears,

with carry  storage bag, stand, very light, good condition well looked after and cared for 1 owner from new 275 euros each or 500 for 2 bikes

Tel 628151613 Algarrobo Costa




For sale iPhone 4 and iPad 2

Both in excellent condition and both with covers

iPhone is Black / 16Gb =


iPad is Silver back with black face / 32 Gb =


€100 for the 2

Selling due to upgrade

622 117 080




For Sale-Speakers etc. 

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5 x M&K K5 Satellite Speakers – K5TTGM

4 x satin steel and glass base stands

1 x M&K KX10 Sub Woofer – KX10TTGM

For sale as a lot 250 euros

A 500 watt Yamaha RX-V1600 Amplifier (currently not working) to be included as a free bonus, if required.

Competa area

mac2286 @ gmail.com  –  951242177



 For Sale Samsung Microwave Oven  

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Almost new Samsung microwave oven in excellent condition.

€45 or near offer.

Contact 667441098





For Sale- Various items Torrox Park

(Pics available on request  to Vendor)

1-George Foreman type grill,like new only used 3 times -20€
2-small square table,Ikea(white)-5€
3-table that can slide under your bed/chair (white)-15€
4-small table that folds,can be used when sitting in a chair (black)-5€
5-kitchen unit,Ikea same height as kitchen units,3 baskets underneath,wrong leg initially supplied but unit still very usable (white)-10€
6-small dog cage 15€
7-med dog cage 20€
8-4 flat white single sheets,used once-8€
9-selection of grey cushions Ikea-8€
photos and information can be supplied if needed
Collection from Torrox Park but could meet at El Pino
Contact Alex on 636121289 or janey165@yahoo.co.uk



For sale/Needed – Walking in Nerja Area – Books

Pocapecunia, the charity shop in Nerja, is looking for a customer for books, written by Edna Thompson, about the walks you can make in Nerja, Frigiliana and Maro.

So if one of the readers has a book of this writer on a shelf and is willing to donate it to the shop, that would be wonderful.

Calle Bella Vista in Nerja, open Mon-Sat. 10am – 1.30pm.

pocapecunia @ yahoo.com



For Sale Professional hair dryer and sink,

together for 500 euro, but also separately for sale.

Price on request.

Call Laura: 619 563 646.



For Sale  Canon 4200F scanner.


As new, no scratches.

Complete and working.

Area: Torrox

Price: 10 euro




Wanted- Adapter


Do you have a cable or adapter HDMI-mini to HDMI, and don’t use it anymore, I’m interested.

torroxcostarental @ hotmail.com





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