Digamextra No. 440 Monday December 12th 2016 

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My beautiful Luca is looking for a new , loving home.

After two happy years, he has developed a strong dislike for one of my elderly pooches.  I don’t know why.  He is fine with all the others. He is a lovely dog and will make an endearing and loyal companion . He lives in the campo with my other five dogs, so is used to long walks.

He is about four years old (abandoned! ) , neutered and chipped.
If you feel that you could love him as much as I do, please call me ;  Pamela. 609040709



Lost – or probably Stolen! purse

I withdrew some money from the Sabadell bank cash machine at about 1:05 midday and then went shopping with my husband in Aldi.  He paid with his cards, but when we returned home I discovered that my purse had gone missing – together with the cash and bank cards.   Pretty sure that this is a lost cause, but -although I  went back to Aldi within 10 minutes – suddenly nobody spoke a word of English – fortunately a lady was able to convey to the staff what I was searching for.   So word of warning – again!  My purse was in my handbag which has a secure fastening so obviously somebody skilled managed to extract it.  The handbag still has my keys (thank goodness) but I am pretty much up the creek without my cards.  On the seriously faint hope that someone could have some info. our telephone no. here is  603 652 102.  And everybody look out – nothing is safe it appears.  Thanks.  DianneLast


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I cannot use them otherwise and I don’t usually have the time to reply & ask you to provide replacements. (Nor can I re-format all pics)

Editor – Jane



Spanish tax residency

In reply to Peter Wells.  Spain has not abolished the 183 day rule for considering you tax resident.  If you live here more than six months of the year they will consider you tax resident unless you can prove otherwise.   The issue has been that while Spain declared you tax resident here the UK might also consider you tax resident there if you spend more than 90 days in the year in the UK.

The agreement he published is designed to help decide which country you pay tax in  if you are in the position of being regarded as tax resident in both places.

In particular ‘centre of vital interest’ is not just where your pension is paid, it is where you make your life.

This article explains it well:  http://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/tax-and-pensions/spanish-tax-residence/

It is highly unlikely that you can have your home here, your spouse here and live here all year round and remain a UK tax payer.  Why would you?  One of the criticisms unfairly leveled at UK pensioners in Spain is that we ‘do not contribute’.  If we pay our taxes here we are fully contributing members of the community.

Margaret –  Benajarafe



Services Available-Transport back to UK in January

I am driving back to UK with an empty estate car pulling a twin axle trailer.

The trailer is 1.4m wide x 2.5m long, 0.6m high sides, open but I have a tarpaulin.
It won’t take a car though!

It will be the first or second weekend of January, not totally sure yet.
Driving from Competa to Northampton.

I could arrange on-going transport once in UK.

Any use to anyone?
email me at

grahamreid at ntlworld dot com



Services Available Qualified carer available

In Nerja,  Torrox and surrounding areas.
I am a qualified carer with over 15 years experience
I am a car owner with a full driving licence and have police clearance to work in this area
References available on request.
Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Telephone:  0034 604384346
Email :  edel b 222 @ gmail.com



Services Available – Ironing

Would you like help on getting the ironing done

every week ?

Look no further, Call Sadie on 722507774.

I charge 10 euros an hour (min 2 hr, max 4 hr)

References available if required.

Nerja and surrounding areas only



Rental Available- Long Term  – Maro

Delightful 2 Bed Apartment in Maro for Long Term Rent 500 € / Month

The apartment comprises of 2 double bedrooms with a jack and gill bathroom.The living area is open plan with a  very generous kitchen along with  a dedicated dining area and a lovely sitting room.

You will have your own private little garden with is beautifully maintained by the owner , a barbecue and seating area and shared use of the roof terrace with stunning views of the sea, the mountains and the surrounding area. There is plenty of parking, the local bus stop is minutes away and the local village shops of Maro a 5 minute walk

This apartment offers peace and tranquility and yet is only a 5 minute drive from the town Nerja.

The Apartment is offered on an 11 month contract at 500 € per month. The price includes:






Electricity is extra and is paid bimonthly.

For more details please email me  – alanah.nerja @ yahoo.com




What’s on- Today ! An Introduction to Drawing
Six week course  starting Monday 9th January until 13th February 2017.
10.30 until 1pm.
To include all artist and classroom materials.

Cost 80euros
To be held at El Algarrobo Garden Centre on the road to Vinuela.
A wonderful opportunity to learn the fundamentals of drawing through observation and measurement using a variety of drawing materials.
Graded graphite pencils and sticks, charcoal pencils and sticks, and blending tools.
Learn how to sharpen drawing tools and how to draw with erasers.
An informative and fun course that also encourages a creative approach.
You will get messy so old clothes and an apron are essentials.
There are four classroom places currently available for this course.
Full payment is required upon booking a place. Thank you.
If you wish to book your place come along to the Christmas Market next Saturday 17th December at the garden centre. It’s advisable to contact me by email first to check availability.
christinegough247 @ yahoo.co.uk




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For Sale – Correction & Apology- Not Norway !

I wrongly listed some airline tickets yesterday as  “flights to Norway” they are to Gatwick.

Profound apologies all round




For Sale-Fine Prints

fine04 fine03 fine02 fine01 Offered for sale as a lot at €200.00
Yellow Labradors alone €130.00
2xAlan Ingham €50.00
Eric Sturgen €30.00
We have checked online and this is a fair price for limited prints
All the monies from this sale is for Charity
Call Jackie 633045258
Andy 633875588



For Sale- Two Lattoflex  pillows


These pillows mould to your head. Never been used.

Original cost 100 Euros

Both for 40 Euros .  Lynn. 646923700



For Sale –Bass Guitar & Amp


Excellent condition bass guitar, strap, case, lead and amp
Torre del Mar



For Sale –Various


Low running cost ceramic heater


Under counter fridge.


Mini hi fi. tapes, cd, tuner .

Jean KM   645235688 .



For Sale- One Invacare Mirage electric wheelchair.


This chair cost over £2500 when bought in the U.K., was only used on 3 occasions and is therefore like new.

It comes complete with charger and a few accessories being thrown in foc. Batteries have been charged regularly and the chair operates without fault.

This wheelchair can be taken apart to be transported in a car etc.

We would like just €950 ono.
Contact via email preferably ukmobility @ icloud.com or

telephone 618 346 098




For saleWiFi Internet Radio

Use your WiFi connection to receive thousands of radio stations from around the world – including ALL the UK radio stations, national and local.

Just plug in, connect to your WiFi and that’s it. Store your favourite stations for easy access.

More details here https://ro.hama.com/00054814/hama-ir250-internet-radio

18 months old, cost €120 – no longer required as an equipment upgrade now includes Internet Radio.

Yours for €60

fredjames21 @ gmail.com



For Sale –6 month old gas job/oven
Good working ..buyer collect
La Vinuela

600669440 (tel/whatsapp)
hburgt @ live.nl



For Sale-HP Printer 


HP C4680 Colour Print/Scan/Copy, in perfect working condition.

Complete with installation disc, power cable and USB cable.

Now surplus to requirements.

Price €25.

Contact Peter 695637006 or email petegillh @ yahoo. co.uk



Wanted- 6k Gas Bottle

We are trying to obtain a 6kg gas bottle for our motorhome.
If you have one you no longer use, please contact us on 677322169.
Torrox Campo area.  Many thanks..



For sale –Girls Bike  


Apollo Charm girls bike.  For age 8-11, 24 inch wheels, 6 gears.

The bike is in good condition, would make a lovely Christmas present!

75 euros. Canillas de Albaida.

Tel. 952 55 78 64



For Sale- Flight from London Luton to Malaga
Monarch airlines
18 Dec 2016 dept 0640 arr 1030
£50 ( includes checked 20kg bag)
buyer pays for name change.
lynnandseanh at yahoo.co.uk



For Sale- Single Electric Blankets – with price

Details as per post 9 December the price was omitted they are 15 euros each.
Telephone 663441892 Maro



Wanted Charger – Fitbit Alta

I am looking for a charger for a Fitbit Alta. Does anyone know where I could purchase one from. Any help finding one would be much appreciated.

Telephone 652 038 386




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