Digamextra No. 410 Friday November 11th 2016   

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Puppy Needs Home

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We are looking for a good home for a lovely, intelligent bitch puppy who was abandoned outside our house several weeks ago.
She has been to the vet and now had her second jag, been deflead & wormed. Vet thinks she is about 10 weeks old now. She has a lovely nature & is so quick to learn. She asks out when she needs to spend a penny & sleeps through the night most nights. We’ve called her Duffy.
It looks as if she’ll be small Labrador size, going by her feet. We go back to the UK on a regular basis, next trip in a few weeks so it is essential to find a home soon. She is also making my wife’s asthma worse but we couldn’t leave her to starve.
Please call me if you would like to meet her.
Jim 634 404 169 or 951 204 126




Is John Boner a Digamite?

John, if you are out there I’d be pleased if you would contact me .
E-mail: malcolmgratton @ talktalk.net
Look forward to hearing from you.



Wanted Percussionist……

A talented all round percussionist who owns a set of brushes

and knows how to use them !  to form “up market” trio.

Male or female. Age unimportant.

Must be serious and dedicated with no other commitments.

You should be prepared for long practice sessions and to

travelling far for the best paying “gigs”

Trio to consist of a  rythem guitar / lead vocals – lead guitarist –

and percussionist.

Absolutely no time wasters please.

e – mail : harley strings and things @ gmail . com ( no spaces )



News from Nerja Town Hall :-

Brexit Conference in Nerja –

  • Conference in English Friday 25th November at 11 am
  1. Brexit and what British living in spain should do.

place: nerja town hall meeting room on the 2nd floor

When recently the Brexit was voted, the Association “Brexpats in Spain” was created. This Association from Mijas is visiting areas with a high British population to inform of what you should do and conform with the Spanish regulations such as being registered on the Padron, taking out Residency, having a fixed doctor in Spain, etc. The aim is that the surrounding Town Halls get involved collaborating and working together with other towns so things will be easier in a near future if the Brexit will take place. The conference will be at Nerja Town Hall meeting room “salon de actos” on the second floor.

  • Free Spanish classes at el Chaparil school

Beginners                 Wednesdays 3:30 pm to 5pm

Intermediate              Wednesdays 5pm to 6:30 pm

Go directly to the class you wish to attend at the school El Chaparil in calle Chanquete near Supermarket Mas. Registration not needed.

  • Volunteers needed to help teach English and translate at Chaparil school

Volunteers needed to teach English, to translate and to collaborate in the Chaparil School. Please contact the teacher Pilar Medina, also head of the Association Todos Ciudadanos at:  pilarmedinaarrabal @ gmail.com   Also, in the afternoons you can phone her at 609 447 263.

  • Non Residents 210 tax. new formula for year 2015

The new formula in Nerja to calculate the Tax Form 210 for Non Residents is:

Valor Catastral x 2% x 19.50%.

The Valor Catastral is the same as last year and hasn’t changed since 2003.

This tax is due for payment before the end of December 2016.



Services Available – cash paid

For all your unwanted items , have a clear out we take all your unwanted goods. Garden , tools household etc. Ring Ernie or Martin 616812 or 690854154.



Services Available  – Making your life in Spain easier

If you need help regarding translations, healthcare, trafico, Spanish bureaucracy, banking, insurance, funeral arrangements, tradesmen, properties (sale/purchase/rentals),  learning Spanish and a lot more……….Look no further!!

Maria (Spanish/Canadian)

maria @ solutions4xpats.com Tlf. 639 936 988



Services Needed- Pool lights Repair

I am looking for someone to come out and look at the lights in my pool. The bulbs are not working ( electricity has been tested ) but the pool light enclosures will not open for the bulbs to be replaced . Based in Torrox Campo.

Any recommendations gratefully received

Thanks for your help

Contact email address : peterw1308 @ gmail.com


Services Needed- Temporary equipment hire or loan for a semi-disabled person

I am sure I have seen, but cannot for the life of me remember where, a shop that hires out equipment for people who are partially disabled.

My friend coming here for three weeks in January needs a bed support rail, like the one pictured, to help him to get out of bed.

If you have one you could lend him, or know of a shop, ideally in the Nerja/Torrox area, that may be able to hire him one,

please reply to me at

lindskogs @ hotmail dot com  (no gaps).  I’d be grateful. Pat



Services Available Helicopter + Racing Experience

Treat yourself to a spectacular Helicopter ride for an amazing experience and breathtaking views along the Costa del Sol.
We offer a wide range of services from 30 minutes flights, Helicopter tours, Airport Taxis, Wedding arrivals, charter flights, filming and photography.
Prices start from just 195 euros.

Helicopter + Racing Experience:

Allows our Guests to jump in the driving seat for an adrenaline-fueled racing experience at the legendary Ascari Race Resort. We will pick you up from your hotel in Marbella, Estepona, Malaga for a transfer to our heliport to begin your flight over some breathtaking scenery to the mountains of Ronda where you will be able to spend the day under the guidance of a qualified driving instructor who will show you the ins & outs of squeezing the most out of the formidable amount of horsepower under the hood of your race-car. After a relaxed lunch we will fly you back in time for evening drinks
Aerial Work: Filming & photography services from drones to twin-engine helicopters. Sling-load operations and lifting, inspection and survey flights, Helicopter for events to do local flights on-site of wedding, sporting event etc.

Tours and transfers: A range of Air-tours to destinations such as Ronda, Granada, Sevilla, Cadiz etc. Transfers to Golf-courses, private estates and so on. Flights to Madrid take about 2.5hrs. You will have information about all these in a nicely presented pdf dossier shortly.

Flight-School: License renewals, type-ratings, hour-building, Private Pilot’s License, Commercial Pilot´s License.

There is also a fascinating portfolio of special helicopter adventure days.

Ask for all the details (far too many for Digamextra.)

Please get in contact for more information
Mobile:  0034 603 343 148
Email: info @ worldaviation.es



Services Available: Mobile Personal Trainer  


Do you want to feel stronger, fitter, more vital and healthier? Do you want more energy to get the most out of your wonderful life in Spain?

Its never too late to start a fitness programme specifically designed to meet your personal needs and goals – what ever your age.

I have been working with people of all ages and fitness goals for many years and have now set up a bespoke gym in Competa.

I am qualified using the very latest techniques and equipment to sympathetically train people of all ages and adjust to meet your exact needs.

As well as being a personal trainer I am a qualified clinical weight loss practitioner so can advise on your dietary needs to maximise your weight loss and body toning.

Our journey starts with a comprehensive consultation so I can understand your needs, the way you like to train and analyse your food diary. I will then be able to write a training plan and diet plan. The plan includes personal training, home work outs and fitness classes at our gym.

I can even bring my equipment to you and train you in your home!

I am a Level 4 personal training, certified by European REPS and fully insured. The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) ensures you are getting a professional trainer. Level 5 Diploma Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and Longevity.

Please contact Karen for more information and book a fitness consultation.

karenparnell01 @ hotmail.com   616341709




Recommendation- Car Cleaning

Normally I take someone else’s “recommendations” with a pinch of salt, as I am sceptical as to the motives of the “Recommender”!

However, a few months ago, I read a recommendation for Car Clean Malaga, and owning a 6 year old Ford Focus that hardly had a panel that was not bashed or scraped, I decided to take the plunge and contact Warren to see what he could do.

Talk about turning “A Pig’s Ear into a Silk Purse” (figuratively speaking)!

When I got the car back, I was astonished at what he had achieved in such a short time.

All the scratches, scrapes, minor dents and dull paintwork were gone, and the car glistened with a deep polish shine!

Plus, the interior was spotlessly clean and the engine bay glistened like new.

Suffice to say, I was so impressed, that I gave him my 15 year old VW nine-seater Minibus to work on.

Again he did a fabulous job, inside and out, including a “bottom half” re-spray and it came back looking like it had had a complete body re-spray.

The inside had been deep cleaned and the upholstery looked new.

Many of our friends have commented on how good the “Bus” and Focus now look, and are now in contact with Warren directly !

Recently, we looked at replacing my wife’s pride and joy, her 20 year old yellow Renault 19 Cabriolet, which we lovingly call “The Skip”.

We visited many car showrooms, but we couldn’t find anything she liked, apart from a Audi A4 Cabriolet.

However, it was over 10 years old, on Belgium plates and had 240,000 klms on the clock. The price, ………………. €12,000;  just plain ridiculous!

So, we decided to put “The Skip” through an ITV, to see if it had any major faults. However, it sailed through; and so it too has been given to Warren to work his magic.

This will, no doubt, be his biggest test to date!

It’s having a “recycled” leather interior and seats, (which I collected from Madrid), and the dull and flaking paintwork will be given the full “Car Clean Malaga” treatment.

I fully expect it will come back looking fabulous and I should be the recipient of loads of those elusive “Brownie Points”. (Photos to follow later)

All-in-all, it will have cost us much less to have our three cars given the “Warren” treatment, than trade in and buy a replacement.

So, if your car is looking “tired, with distinctly Spanish paintwork”, speak to Warren on 618 346 098


Ray & Olly
ray craig @ live dot com
0034 608 568 602



Recommendation –  Removal Service

I have just had some garden buildings and household goods delivered from the UK to Canillas De Albaida. The service was first class and the price was excellent.

If anyone is thinking of sending anything to the UK or from the UK give the gentleman a call before doing so.

He will generally remove anything including motor cycles.
He can store at Granada or Bournemouth in the UK.
Please call Colin Paton. Tele. 608085700. E mail alcalamay @ gmail.com



What’s on @ Bar La Dama : Autumn’s Special Plates!  


Temperatures are lower and the nights are getting colder.So, at Bar La Dama in Algarrobo-Costa, we serve you this weekend a nice hot bowl of creamy Asparagus Soup with Bacon and/or a delightful plate of Langostinos al Pil-Pil. Come, sit in the sun on our terrace or in our nice and homely environment… we will serve you this weekend with a special plate!

When: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of November

Where: Bar La Dama, Urb. Centro Internacional – Bloque 73, Algarrobo-Costa

What: Hot bowl of Asparagus Soup and a Spicy plate of Langostinos Pil-Pil!



What’s on Games Afternoon….Fridays


Don’t forget – it’s 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…:0)

For details email madpip  @ hotmail.co.uk



What’s On-GU!R! in Competa This Sunday


GU!R! are playing in Competa on Sunday afternoon (13th November), at the Hotel Balcon de Competa from 14:00h. Since the closure of the Alberdini we’ve missed Competa and it would be brilliant to see you there! We’ll be outside if the weather’s fine, otherwise in the ballroom, either way should be fun at this great venue with stunning views and scrummy food. To book a table please call 952 553 662 or email info@hotel-competa.com.
The Google link for the venue is https://www.google.com/maps/place/HOTEL+Y+BUNGALOWS+BALCON+DE+CÓMPETA/@36.8348611,-3.9776808,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x88f6210ccfad984a!8m2!3d36.8348611!4d-3.9776808 and for more information contact us at https://www.facebook.com/GUIRI.rock.band



What’s on- Book signing by local author


John Hardy will be selling signed copies of all his books at the Christmas Fayre at El Pino Restaurant, Torrox Park, this Saturday 12th November from 11 – 3.

Some of the books are available in German and Spanish as well as English, and the new book ‘East Side Stories’ will be on sale – 19 short stories of crime and mystery set in the east of England, from Hadrian’s Wall to the Thames. An unusual Christmas gift!

For more information on John and all his books (and free stories to read), go to his websitewww.johnhardybooks.com



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:  luxmundi@lux-mundi.org.  Web: www.lux-mundi.org

Thursday 17th November.  Coach excursion to Gibraltar.  Why not join Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar and visit Gibraltar, a chance to take a Cable Car to the top of the Rock, see the Unique Barbary Apes.  Visit the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, where you will find the Historic Tunnels dating from 1779-1783 and St. Michael´s Cave.  Both of these have guided tours.  In the town can be seen the Gibraltar Museum, Government House and in the Southern area are key historical sites. All information may be obtained from the Tourist Office, or an excellent alternative way of seeing the sights is by hiring a taxi, whose drivers are very knowledgeable and will explain the interesting, historical life of the Rock.  It is also an opportunity to purchase Duty Free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons Super Market. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre.  Proceeds for fund raising.  Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets)7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.

Tuesday 13th to Thursday 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. 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.

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



What’s on- Christmas Fayre   

Saturday 12th November 11am to 3pm Restaurant El Pino Torrox Park,  Christmas Fayre, lots of stalls from homemade fudge, ladies clothes, Christmas decorations, gifts and cards, local author and photographers.

Charity raffle in aid of Cancer charities.

Plenty of parking outside the door, just follow the camp site signs and the restaurant is next to the main entrance.

Contact Rachael on 662063987



What’s on- Costa Animal Society 30th Anniversary Winter Ball 


Booking in advance with Vera at 95 252 9670 is essential so we can assure the menu choices?  Thank you very much.



What’s on –Organic Market Saturday 12th

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 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, falafel, cakes, 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, oil therapy and aromatherapy, hand sewn items, jewellery and decorative items, clothes, magnesium oils for pain and to aid sleep, essential oils and mixes, handmade soaps, shoes, Moroccan craft, fabrics, mosaics,…

Check in with Flora Yoga Hendriksen for pilates and yoga classes throughout the morning ( Pilates 10:45, Restoratibe Yoga 12:00) and also during the week. More info at 622591827/   yoga.flora @ yahoo.com

Come and enjoy this delightful venue with organic breakfast and tapas, yogurt+muesli, pancakes, coffee, smoothies, and drinks available at the bar.

Upcoming events: Concert 26th of November, and Christmas market 17th of December

Everysaturday at Viveros El Algarrobo in Viñuela, Road from Vélez to Viñuela, km39, in front of the Renault Truck, and the Canillas Cross.


Follow us on facebook: Mercado ecológico Viñuela

The Google link is https:// goo.gl/nDLk6o,



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Anyone selling anything must include the make and model number of the item.

For Full Guidelines on How to Submit and Item to Digamextra see the end of this day’s post.           Jane Kirk

Life Jackets – Missing Info ……

Nikki:   I would like to buy the life jackets advertised today (10th Nov) but haven’t been able to ring in the number given.

Could Nikki please reply to my email:  Maryann at smutley.co.uk



For Sale –Bistro Style Posters


Set of 5 French style posters on tin.

Rectangular (Portrait) posters – H 40cm  W 30cm

Oblong (Landscape) poster – H18cm W 46cm

The Bieres de Chartres poster is a little dented at the top but not too noticeable, the others are in very good condition – colours are much brighter than in the picture. Sadly, we simply don’t have anywhere for them.

Original retail at around £19.99 each, complete set for €25.00  –

El Penoncillo, Torrox

Phone: Joanne  603 780 323

Email:  joanne dot m dot jones at btconnect dot com



For Sale – Various

Garden Shredder – shreds up to about 2cm diameter                        25€

Sack truck convertible into 4 wheeled trolley – virtually unused          25€

3 metre cantilever sunshade – green                                                  15€

Royal Doulton Larchmont dinner service 6 settings                            25€

White dinner service with silver stripe – 6 settings                              20€

Edinburgh Crystal glasses 6 red wine, 6 white wine                           25€

Collapsible work bench – similar to workmate                                     10€

Wheeled walking frame with seat.- collapsible and very light              20€

Sun lounger – used twice                                                                     25€

All prices negotiable

Velez-Malaga area

Email : crispin_barnett @ outlook.com   for photos and more information



For sale- Acer Aspire V5 – 571P intel i7 touch screen laptop
intel i7 Processor 2.5ghz
Touch Screen 10 point Version
1TB Hard drive
8GB Ram
Windows 10
15.6 inch screen
Excellent Condition – No marks or scratches

€450 ono

Tel 644 858 893 or email dom @ costaled , com



For Sale- pine wardrobe excellent condition


Height 250 cm, width 172 cm, depth 65 cm to transport  can be separated into 3 pieces.

cost 1600 euros sell for 300 ono buyer collect

also have oak hall table and mirror 45 euros, very large terracotta pots 15-25 euros, and heavy duty steel shelving 200 x 100 cm x 4 50 euros for sale must sell by 20 November

mobile 618149815 or 671152911



For Sale- 1 set of skis, ski poles and ski boots for ladies

Fischer Carbon Lite skis, ski poles and ski boots for ladies 1,57cm tall and 38 in shoe size.

Gliding base.

Price: 170 euros

Contact phone number: 639 936 988 (Maria)



For Sale- Suzuki marauder 250cc motorcycle.  


2006 with low mileage,only 8,750 km.
650 euros,buyer to pay transfer fee.
Telephone 629165902.
El Morche.
2006 with low mileage,only 8,750 km.
650 euros,buyer to pay transfer fee.
Telephone 629165902.
El Morche.



For sale Soon– car coming available

The following car will be for sale from 24th November.

I am in UK until then but will be advertising it once I return.

2005 VW Golf. RHD but Spanish Registered with new ITV (4/11/16)

2.0ltr GT TDi, Automatic with 6 speed DSG

5 Doors in Blue

Well maintained and tidy but does have the usual supermarket kisses around the body.

Mileage is 140,000.

For more information and availability contact peterintrabuco @ gmail.com



For Sale Traditional Flamenco Dresses 

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Genuine traditional flamenco dresses for sale.
30E each. Ready to wear, size 10/12
Torrox area. tjparton @hotmail. co.uk





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