Digamextra No. 429 Thursday December 1st 2016

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Cat in Danger

Can anybody take the most beautiful ginger cat. He is currently living at a bin store on the Frigliana road he has been there for a week now. It is the 2nd set of bins on the left travelling North from the motorway junction to Frigliana. He isn’t feral just hungry and very sad. I am going back to UK on Thursday otherwise I would have him. You can get right up to him and stroke him so would be very easy to pick him up.
Please help him the road is very dangerous!

jodi1 @ sky.com



UK Pensions & Tax

There have been a number of posts explaining that Adrian should be declaring and paying Spanish tax on his UK State pension, but what has not been pointed out is that this could be to his considerable financial advantage.

Currently he will be paying at least 20% tax on his state pension which would be at least £1000pa. This is because, although the state pension never has tax deducted from the weekly/monthly payment, it is still taxable. If that is your only income the normal personal allowances would wipe out any tax. However if you have additional income such as a government pension, that pension would probably absorb your allowances and mean that you pay additional tax on your government pension to make up the tax now due on the state pension.

If you do it the correct way and declare your state pension in Spain, then you get a new set of Spanish tax allowances which are usually greater than the state pension, so you would pay no tax in Spain saving at least £1000pa.

This has always been the case, all that has changed is that you must now declare the amount of your government pension (which is still exempt from Spanish tax) but it “may” affect your tax bill in Spain. Whether it will make any difference depends on the amount of your state pension and whether you have any other income in addition to your state pension, such as a private pension.

It is worth noting that if you do not submit annual tax declarations, even if it results in a zero tax bill, you may find it difficult in the future to claim that you are tax resident. This can affect your ability to claim very significant tax exemptions on Capital Gains Tax on the sale of you home and also it can affect the amount of Inheritance Tax that your beneficiaries would pay.             Sid Smith



Location of El Morche

As I previously used to live in Torrox Costa I  was aware that many people were confused as to the actual location of El Morche, which is a sub-district of Torrox.  As I have now seen posts on Digame that have incorrectly given locations as El Morche, I thought it was wise to clarify this minor error.

El Morche runs from the Rio Güi to Arroyo del Manzano, that is from the border with Lagos (Vélez Málaga) to the bridge where the two unfinished apartment blocks on the beach are located.


Services Available-Carer & Dog Sitter

I am a kind, formal person, animal lover, and I offer myself to take care of your animals in January and more Also help to people who are not able to travel.

contact e-mail is  ( anasak07 @ yahoo.com ).



Recommendation – Get your chimney ready for Santa!

We have a wood burner and hadn’t had the chimney swept since we bought the house 6 years ago.  So when our insurer reminded us that it was a condition of insurance that chimneys were regularly swept we had a look in Digamextra and , as usual, came up with a recommendation.

We called  Diego, tel: 952515065, email: dja_limp_chimney @ hotmail.com

He cleaned the chimney, left no mess at all, fixed the thermostat on the fan which had been playing up for ages and gave us excellent advice.

All at a very reasonable price.

Lovely Spanish man who speaks fluent English and German.

Now we can be sure Santa won’t get stuck up our chimney!

Ron & Margaret, Benajarafe



What’s on-Car Boot/Market. Sunday 4th December

Sunday 4th December is the Christmas Car boot sale/market at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela.  9.30am to 1.pm.

Easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.

Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.

There are always bargains galore……….. old and new.

Lots of locally grown fresh fruit and veg.

Homemade chutney, jams and marmalades for the Christmas table.

Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.

Greetings cards.

Christmas decorations.

Always a good selection of DIY tools.

(New) Ladies clothes.

Large selection of paperback and hardback books

Lots of household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls including various Christmas bargains.

Animal rescue Tombola stall

Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains for Christmas at this well established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.

Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.

Please note: If the market has to be cancelled due to bad weather, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.

If you require any additional information, please ring Sandy on 619 471 301



What’s on- Come and see our Cudeca Christmas Stall this Saturday

03 December  outside Sugar and Spice, Calle Cazadores 12,  Competa  29754  between  10.00am – 14.00.   All proceeds 100% donated to Cudeca so join us and purchase your Cudeca Calendars,  Home-made Christmas Cards and some home-made cakes.  Also try your luck on Mave’s Lotto Board.   We are promised the visit of our Christmas Elf from Sugar and Spice together with Mullied Cider, Christmas Canapes and Mince Pies plus of course games for you to enter and win prizes.    Promises to be a fun morning in aid of Cudeca.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Cindy Jones,  Cudeca Volunteer, Competa.



What’s on –Santa in Competa 


Come along this Saturday and meet Santa at the Action for Animals stall!



What’s on-Book signing by local author

John Hardy will be selling signed copies of all his books at 2 Christmas Fayres this week – at Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar this Friday 1st December 11 – 1, and in Cómpeta this Saturday 2nd December from 10 – 2.30.

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 website      www.johnhardybooks.com




What’s on- Games Afternoon….Fridays

Don’t forget –

At Chine’s, Puerto Blanco

(Road opposite Aldi’s in Caleta..down to coast …on the corner next to the Eclipse)

meeting every Friday … from 11.30am onwards…

(Note New Time!)

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- Los Romanes Xmas Fair  December 3rd 


Hi everyone.    Don’t miss Los Romanes Xmas Fair on December 3RD.

Saturday at El Trapiche and not 2nd as stated previously.

Sorry for error. Senior moment.

Margaret 633394866



What’s on Correction exhibition information:


The Flamenco y Más is exhibition of Renate van Nijen – as announced yesterday

Is taking place in the Sala Municipal, C/Almirante Ferrándiz, 14 in Nerja.



What’s on Johnny Q’s Irish Bar

Sunday Lunch served from 1.00 till 4.00.  Choice of Roast Beef, Pork or Chicken
All served with Roast and Creamed Potatoes, Homemade Yorkshire Pudding and fresh seasonal Veg. 9 euros including a glass of Wine.  Choice of Homemade desserts.
Booking is essential before Saturday
Homemade Pies and Pasties made to order to take away, just let us know what you like.
Telephone 632580423

Bloque 9, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa



What’s on GU!R! are back to play in Competa


on Sunday afternoon, 13th November, at the Hotel Balcon de Competa from 14:00h.

Hope to see you at this great venue with stunning views, scrummy food and space to dance!

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+C%C3%93MPETA/@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




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For Sale-Brand new Baby Bassinet


Brand new, in box, sealed.  Unwanted competition prize.  50 euros, Torrox.  mariordan at aol dot com

product description

  • For infants up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg) or when infant begins to push up on hands and knees. Dimensions: 67cm x 52cm x 80cm
  • Strong, lightweight frame takes up minimal space and ensures easy portability
  • Fabric sides with large mesh panels for breathability and ventilation, Unique rotating joint enables super quick fold and unfold
  • Includes extra shade and insect net which conveniently stores inside the canopy, and carry bag with travel strap for when you are on the go
  • Premium mattress,durability and long wear, water resistant,Removable cover is machine washable

The Diono Dreamliner™ Travel Bassinet – Red is a true home away from home. For infants up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg) or when infant begins to push up on hands and knees. Deep bassinet with premium mattress suitable for sleeping at home or away. It sleeps like a traditional bassinet so it can be used at home, but is perfect for those little adventures like visiting family or for bigger holidays away from home. Unique rotating joint enables super quick fold and unfold. Multi-position hinged canopy creates a cozy sleep space. Dimensions L 31.5″ x W 20.5″ x H 26″ (80 cm x 52 cm x 66 cm).

Box Contains

1 x Dreamliner Bassinet
1 x instructions



For sale –fund raising event for the children in Cómpeta.
Next Wednesday at the Pilon Competa restaurant from 11-3pm

all home made cakes and some savoury.
Any donations of cakes would be fantastic also.
Kind regards Julia




4000 euros available for a 4×4 that must be reliable but cosmetics not a priority . My wife and I need a left hand drive Spanish registered 4×4 and live in Colmenar to Malaga so we could drive up to an hour to view

Please contact Martin by email or phone .

:-  00447456784780 or mlangwade @ gmail.com



For Sale-Ink Cartridges

I have a complete set of 5 ink cartridges bought for my Canon printer (now defunct) for sale  All in original sealed packs. Cartridges are C550XL & C551XL 25€ or near offer for the lot.

John, Torre del Mar mobile 686 681 009



For sale The perfect gift for an elegant gent.


My vintage PRYNGEPS executive (vintage watch).

18ct. gold and s/steel. Absolutely as new.

wafer thin and a real eye catcher.


call 627 461 422.



For Sale – Mountain bike and Girls BMX bike 

bike01Mountain bike

size small, disc brakes, Shimano gears

suitable for child 10 to 13 yrs or small adult

Selling as my daughter has out grown it

€120 ono

bike02Girls Big Momma BMX bike

My daughter does not use this bike, hence the sale

€100 ono

Please contact me on 610447527 or email michelleconner32 at aol.com



For Sale- Nest of Tables


Old Charm, English oak solid set of 3 coffee tables
97cm x 52cm large table
36cm x 52cm x 2 smaller tables


Buyer collects Torre de Benagalbon



For Sale- Lined Curtains


Unused one pair of long new Marks & Spencer’s lined curtains

W 213 cm L 229 cm.  with tie backs and lined pelmet

60 Euros
Lynn. Mob 646923700.



For Sale- Unopened new Raclette grill hot stone

22 Euros
Lynn mob 646923700



For Sale- Car Reversing Kit.


Comes complete with instructions and drill bit.

Easy to install

Still in sealed packet.

Price 10 Euros

located in Torrox.

Phone: 666 114 268 or email: toroxman@hotmail.com



For Sale- HP Compaq CQ61 Presario Laptop

Dual Core Processor
3gb Ram
250gb hard drive
Windows 7
Excellent condition & working order


Call 644 858 893 or email dom at costaled dot com




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