Digamextra No. 433 Monday December 5th 2016 

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Home required for Lino.


Lino is a 2 year old, healthy and medium size dog. He is a good boy in his cage, he does not get in trouble with any other dogs, he is also a playful, clever and sensitive dog. With people Lino is a lovely boy, he is very affectionate and obedient, and he can be very comfortable to go for a walk with, as long as you dedicate him a little play time, you will take home the most calm dog in the world. Lino arrived at the shelter with his brother but he has now been adopted and Lino is alone now. At the beginning he was very sad, but now he is starting to forget him and play with other dogs.

He deserves at last a home, a family who loves him and takes care of him.

ozzybaldwin at yahoo dot co dot uk



Banco Popular

I am hearing rumours that Banco Popular is in difficulties and may be collapsing. Has anyone else heard anything which may be more concrete?

Answers to Digame as I am sure others may be worried. Pete



Services Needed- TV Repair

Lady who lives in Torrox has a non working TV would like to have it

repaired please If you could recommend  a repair man to fix same

phone no 951833305  thank you in advance



Services-In reply to the reply to request for advice: Electricity
The outage he mentions first is the usual Endesa  outage for which there is no solution except that my advice would be to install standby lights that come on automatically in the event of a power failure and then go off when the power returns. The inbuilt batteries then recharge. We have installed UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems on both computers and on the TV. These contain batteries to give up to 30 minutes of power if the power fails and also removes spikes and switches in if the voltage goes above or below a pre-set figure.

The second scenario is more difficult to diagnose but there is an earth leakage somewhere on the circuit that has tripped ~ often this is due to water in the cables somewhere. Check that your outside lights are off during rain and see if the problem persists. If the main circuit breaker trips you need to switch all the MCB (miniature circuit breakers) off, switch the master on and gradually switch the MCB back on until you find one that trips the system. That circuit breaker then feeds the “faulty” equipment or cable.
To solve this remove all equipment from their sockets and try again. It could be a faulty RCCB (Residual Current Circuit Breaker) or you may wish to install a self setting device that tries several times to reset the RCCB and does so unless the earth leakage persists.

Contact Oscar who is very knowledgeable electrician who will check your system out.  We have used him to install both a High Voltage Surge Protector (as required by most Home Insurance Companies) and also a self setting RCCB. He speaks English and is very helpful.

He can be contacted as follows:-

Oscar Pinazo
605 59 00 11 (Also WhatsApp)
reparacionespinazo at gmail dot com


Roger roger43 @ gmail.com

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Services Available- Laptop, Tablet – Software Repairs and Maintenance. 

Do you have a Windows system that has become unstable, sluggish, or particular programs no longer function correctly or as smoothly as they used to? You may have corrupted software or you may have caught a virus or some other infection and these can often be a nightmare to remove. Your system may require a thorough health check.

I can provide a complete Windows overhaul, including a virus and malware cleansing service.

I live in Torrox Costa but can travel any reasonable distance.

Please call Steve for advice or assistance: 634347055 or

Email: sfmay @ hotmail.com


Rental Available-One-bed rental in Nerja

This one-bed, ground floor apartment is now available.

Urbanisation Punta Lara

Open plan, king size bed, all accessories and furniture included.

Non-smokers and no pets.

350 euros per month exc. utilities.

Also available for shorter periods if necessary.

Quiet and safe area with outdoor terrace.

Please email holiday-rental-nerja @ hotmail.co.uk or

call 634230167.



What’s on Christmas Crafts Market at Viveros Florena

We’ve more exciting stalls coming to what promises to be a great day:

Ainhoa and Carmen are displaying farmhouse-type cakes baked by Maddie – the ones our grandmothers baked that we all love – and Christmassy gingerbread men.

Mike will have his funky scrap-metal sculptures scattered all over the Garden Centre and his wife Janet is displaying her evocative and beautiful landscape paintings.

Rachael from Casa Montes Negros cookery school will have all things difficult to find – seeds, pulses, spelt flour as well as pasties and stollen cakes. (If you want to be sure of one, please pre-order now through us)

Sally and Gemma paint on glass and will have a wondrous range of Christmas baubles, jewellery, recycled items and air plants.

Dulces El Cedro are bringing delicious Lebanese cakes, pastries and empanadillas.

Fran will be displaying a huge range of unusual gift items, wind-chimes and delightful waddling wooden ducks.

We’re full to the brim, the sun is forecast to shine , we’ve a great array of over 20 exhibitors, crafty and unique, live music, plenty to eat and drink – so come and get Christmassy with us!

Don´t forget all our special talks and demonstrations:

At 11am   Sue is giving a talk and demonstration on how to make her wonderfully wicked lotions and potions.

At 12noon Tania will demonstrate her wonderful Playmais – fantastically creative for the kids and grand-kids               but also great for more adult projects. Decorate your own plant pots?

At 1pm    Lara is back! Suggestions for rosé wines, red wines and cava for Christmastime. With free tastings.

At 1,30pm Jukebox Bandits. Live music – after wine and cava we’ll all be dancing around the Garden Centre.

At 2,30pm Katie will show us how to make her fabulous chocolate. Drool. A sweet end to a sweet day.

And sort out your books for our free book swap! We’ve 3 parking areas. And the whole Florena team will be here helping, laughing and enjoying our very first Christmas Craft Market. Help us make it the best!

It’s going to be a full and fun day – Wednesday 7 December, from 10 until 4



What’s on Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar 

Monday 5th December – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. You are welcome to join us and make and meet new friends at the Centre. The group also meets on the other Mondays of the month for coffee, walks, visits to places of interest, etc.  Time 13.00.

Tuesday 6th December – The Centre will be closed for Constitution Day.

Thursday 8th December – The Centre will be closed for Immaculate Conception day.


What’s on – Two dates for your diary. Coral Internacional

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Coral Internacional Axarquía from Vélez-Málaga will be performing in two concerts this month.

The first is the Coral Internacional Axarquía Christmas concert which will be held at San Francisco church in Vélez-Málaga on Saturday 10th December at 8pm.

The second concert is at the invitation of Coral El Castillo from Rincón de la Victoria and is at the church in La Cala del Moral on Saturday 17th December at 8pm.

All details are on the attached posters.  We hope to see many “Digamites” at one or other of the concerts (or even both).



What’s on – Christmas Brunch Concert

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As you know, we are preparing a Christmas Brunch Concert for morning of Sunday December 11. In the previous mail we told you the repertoire composed by Christmas songs from the world that will be performed by Alba Chantar (soprano) and José Antonio Ariza (baritone) accompanied by the piano by Antonio Manzano ..and for to open the mouth we present the Menu that will be offered by “La Fonda” Restaurant:


Fruit; selection of cheeses, cold cuts, and hors d’ouvre; Avocado Cocktail; Eggs Bendedict; Spanish “tortilla”; Eggs “Capote”; Yoghurt; Breads and croissants, tea, coffee, fruit juice, water and beverages.

Main Course:

Beef Strogonoff; “Dorada” fish filets with concassé tomato and basil, accompanied with small baked potatos with alioli, rice and vegetables.

Wine, beer, beverages and water


Chocolate Mousse

Bon Apétit and Merry Christmas!

SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER, 11:30 am

PLACE: Restaurante “La Fonda”, C/Gloria 13, Nerja

PRICE: 37€ (members receive a 15% discount). Price includes drinks.

Due to limited seating, reservations are required. To make the reservation and purchase tickets at the headquarters of the association C/ Pintada, 8 – 1º Izq, by calling the telephone 690 073 871 or sending one email to: ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.comand wait for confirmation.



What’s on It’s Panto Time at The Salon Varieties Theatre

The Phoenix Club are off for an evening of fun at The Salon Varieties Theatre in Fuengirola on Wednesday 4th January 2017, as it is Panto time – the show is Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood.
Come with us and let the coach take the strain of driving and parking!!
Date?  Wednesday 4th January 2017
Time?  Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 16.00 (gives plenty of time for supper before the show or  a tootle about town) returning at 23.00 from Fuengirola.

€22pp includes, coach fare, theatre ticket and driver’s gratuity
Payment on booking essential and it will prove popular, so early booking essential.  Don’t miss out…….
For more information or to book call Gail on 951067723,

email phoenixsocialclub @ yahoo.co.uk or

catch us on the web at www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk.
The Phoenix Club is a registered association raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK.  We meet every Tuesday at the bar/restaurant La Vega in Torre del Mar between 12 and 2pm.  Bookings/payments can be made from 12.15 onwards.



What Happened Saturday ?

smileyThank you to everyone that came to the Competa Christmas Market on Saturday – we raised €140 for CARITAS, and the money was given to the Town Hall at the end of the day.

Many thanks

Sam xx


cartoon-dog120524Thanks to all who supported us at the Action for Animals stall at the Cómpeta Christmas market on Saturday. We raised an amazing €1508,71.

Special thanks to Dave Bulmer, our Santa, and his little helpers – Julia Ruane, Alison Hawthorn and Julie Lillie. The King of Raffles, Kevin Deavin, excelled himself once again and sold a trillion raffle tickets on our behalf. But most of all a huge thank you to our very own Sandieyann, who made the event the success it was. Thank you all for your support!




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For Sale Dresses
In time for the festive season, dances and parties.(Click to enlarge pics)
dress01Red beaded Dress by Debut. Size 14 worn once only.

Cost 120 gbp.

Only 30euros
dress02Peach Lace Dress Next.    Size 16 Never worn.

25 euros
dress032 in 1 black and white pencil dress, size 16 never worn

20 euros.
Telephone 699948993



For Sale- Final Items from House Clearance

The following items are for sale as “last knockings” in a house clearance in Caleta de Vélez.  To avoid any confusion, we will not reserve items and will sell to the first buyer presenting cash.  If you want a little rummage, come along on Tuesday afternoon, or Thursday afternoon between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.  Phone Richard on 617282970 for the address and how to find us! (Or email to jorichjones74 @ yahoo.com). Email if you would like to see a photograph of any item marked √.   If you’re going to be in Caleta at any other time just give us a ring to see if we are available.
A nearly-new door-curtain of grey and white twisted rubber strands.   10€  √
2 decorative garden pot stands, each holding three pots.     20€ the pair √
Various white crockery  with prices from 50 centimos to 3€ per piece.

Wedgwood “Windsor”  9 coffee mugs.                    10€
3 egg cups and 2 plates      2€
8 broad soup bowls.            5€
Sony Mini-Hifi (CMT-NEZ) with speakers.                15€
Sony DVD recorder (RDR- GX210).                           25€
Phillips’ Senseo coffee machine. XL model           10€  √
with containers for pods.
Vase and flower print on quality board.    10€  √
2 large decorative ceramic pots, hand-painted of Frigiliana.     5€ each  √
Heavy pottery plate and two matching pottery candle holders
with decorative candles.                                40€ √
Various Oniria hand-painted ceramic pieces          50 cents – 3€ per piece  √
in olive design on yellow.
Bell-shaped decanter.           8€  √
Orange gas bottle (not even empty).     10€
2 vases, one ceramic, one designer glass.    3€ each  √
2 high quality bedside cabinets       25€ the pair  √
2 pairs of bedside rugs.            10€ per pair  √
Substantial computer table with retractable keyboard shelf.  10€  √
Various bedside lights.   10€ per pair  √
Twin-pack portable landline phones ( SPC Art Red Duo)          15€  √
Two decorative pewter vases.           5€ the pair  √
36 piece cutlery set for 4 (unused, Dunnes, Danish stainless steel).  5€
Unused boxed Jamonero Da Vinci with knife and sharpener.          10€
Tefal Avanti 4-slot toaster.                        10€  √
4 decorative garden wall ceramic pots.  5€ each  √
Mattress for baby’s cot (used twice).    10€  √
Skygnome.          10€  √
Sytech docking station with speakers for iPhone/iPad (old connector).   10€  √
3 Sink/bath and wc mat sets.          3€ per set
2 three-way electrical extensions.  3€ each
Various metal and silicon cookware and hand utensils.  25 cents – 3€ per item



For Sale- Child’s bed guard


Measures 91cm x 33cm. €10In Algarrobo
amandawood96 @ yahoo . co . uk



For Sale- Two chromed steel bathroom cabinets


In good condition, the wall mounting unit has lights.

Collect from Nerja.

€50.00 ono         email:

crag 2015 @ gmail. com or call 693 047 935



For Sale- Wood Stove



Cast iron top loading wood burning stove 150 euros.

Buyer collects, two persons needed to lift.




For Sale – Dry and clean olive wood

Free delivery, 60 euros per cubic metre.

To order call 671122787 or samuelrn96 @ hotmail.com



For Sale Brand new electrodomestics. Teka.
Washing machine teka A+++ 300 euros
Teka Oven and hob – 250euros.
Teka dishwasher – 250 euros.
Location Torrox
Email krikjohnson @ hot mail dot com



For Sale-Table & Cabinet  pics


A Solid Wood coffee table in good condition.

Length 130cm, width 70cm, height 38cm.

50 euros


A Glass fronted, solid wood  display cabinet. Three deep shelves inside.

Height 140cm, width 80cm, depth 35cm

Excellent condition.

100 euros

Both in the Torrox Costa area

602008480    or    jvw1911 @ gmail dot com



For sale brand new complete bathroom unit.


Comes with sink, taps, mirror and lights.
Price 285 euros.
Location Torrox
Email krikjohnson @ hot mail dot com




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