Digamextra No. 455 Thursday December 29th 2016 

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Request for Information

I love receiving the daily issue and find it very interesting and useful.  Only problem is that I live in the Jaen province and wondered if you knew of anything similar to Digamextra which covers this region?
Many thanks
Sharon     sharon.wrench @ yahoo.co.uk



Stunning Cats Seek homes 

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These beautiful cats were rescued in the summer from an apartment with 75 cats and dogs. We now need loving homes for them. They are gentle Turkish Van cats who are used to dogs. They are a bit shy but come round in time and are very affectionate. They don’t wander.

Tail Torrox has been looking after them and has had them neutered. if you would like to visit them or hear more, please contact us on 629501173 – Sue  or 633405560 – Gill



naythanDoctorLaptop’s Tips #57
-Many Windows 8.1 and 10 users are having problems with the Updates (not the Upgrade) process. Sometimes they just download for hours and then fail. Sometimes after the updates and a reboot your computer behaves poorly. Here is your first step to recovery, and you can do it yourself. Nothing magical, but this is meant for beginners and novices, and is another useful addition to the Microsoft support system.

INFO: http://www.windows10update.com/2016/12/download-microsoft-tool-fix-windows-update-errors/
Instructions: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/10164/fix-windows-update-errors

-Finally…A way to block Windows 10 from doing Auto-Updating. Windows Updates requires a fairly fast, good quality internet connection to complete the process. As it is now, Windows will constantly try to Update in the background, regardless of the connection status, and this often causes errors on weak connections. Better to put off Updating till you are on a solid connection. Here is how to do it,


-A security researcher has discovered a critical vulnerability in Facebook Messenger that could allow an attacker to read all your private conversation, affecting the privacy of around 1 Billion Messenger users. It allows an attacker to access your private messages, photos as well as attachments sent on the Facebook chat. The error has been patched, but it goes to show, FB is anything but secure.



DoctorLaptop, 675 993 069 (call after 12noon)

doctorlaptop @ gmx.com (check Spam folder if you can’t find my reply).



Luca at Peace

The dog that Steven is referring to in the previous Digamextra is ours and everything reported is absolutely true!

Reading Steven’s recommendation on Digame, as a serious sceptic of ‘hocum pocum’ I dismissed it but, having tried almost everything else including a most expensive ‘Homeopathic Vet’ in Herradura (never ever paid so much for four little rubbish tablets) didn’t know where else to go!

After three visits from Steven, as Steven says  Luca is at peace!

I don’t know how you recommend (spread the news) of someone like this but, he definitely has a talent!

Kind regards, John.

Editor says – Steven’s report was in Issue 454 yesterday-

Steven Rowle



UK Tax

Does anyone have experience of self-assessment return forms for UK tax.  I have only rental income from UK.  This should be simple but isn’t.  Would greatly appreciate advice or recommendation of UK based tax adviser?

Please contact daisyrobin at gmx dot es



Services Available – Spanish & German individuals or groups

aimed at beginners or mid – level or reinforcement for schoolboys

Contact:.. Tel Nr    674549991 for German  ::  Tel. 764549991 for Spanish
E-mail: anabronk @ hotmail.com



Services Needed- Exercise Classes

New Year resolution time!
Can anyone advise about any exercise, aerobics, circuits, dance classes in the Puente Don Manuel / Vinuela / Torre area
Any info to           angelabennett0412 @ gmail.com



Services Available- Have a clear out  in the new year.

We will pay cash for all your unwanted  goods .

Tools old or new , garden , Pots. Household , Electrical .

ring Ernie or Martin on 616812765  or 690854154.



Services Available: Interpreter

Well, winter is almost over and the hospitals and ambulatorios are back to normal after the vacations.
You should be getting that appointment you have been waiting for any day now.
Most doctors speak a little English, but much prefer you to have an interpreter with you, because the risk of being misunderstood or of misunderstanding  is too great.
I was an interpreter at the hospital for fifteen years And for the last five have been working privately for patients.  My charges are reasonable and they can include picking you up if needed. And , most importantly, I dont charge by the hour.
Do call me.
Pamela.  609040709



Recommendation for English Car Mechanic   


The email I am answering:-  

“Recommendation needed –English Car Mechanic

I drove down with my UK reg car from England to Canillas de Albaida, and my dear car didn’t skip a beat.  But a few days after arriving, I experienced a racing engine (on the autovía) which wouldn’t turn off, accompanied by enough white smoke from the exhaust to bring the autovía to a standstill….pretty frightening.  It’s a diesel, and I’m now aware of the various problems which can cause this, but none the wiser as to the damage after almost a week at my local mechanic.

Can anyone recommend an English mechanic who could tell me more than “your engine needs to be repaired”?  I want an engine compression test done, and to know if it’s the turbo, fuel-injection, head gasket, etc. which failed/needs replacing.  I’m unprepared to either write off my 15 year old car, or spend EUR 1,000 on a new (secondhand) engine on the basis of no information!

Replies to Digaméxtra please as I couldn’t find any recommended mechanics when I searched the site – only questions!”

Many thanks, Nikki

(2)Used this Guy for similar problem.

Talleres Simon

Poligono Industrial La Mata

Calle Claudio Coello, 9

29700 Vélez-Málaga

Phone: 951 067 790

Mobile: 609 823 137



Recommendation Re World Service Radio

Hi Tony

The World Service from the BBC is not broadcast very much on Short Wave or local FM stations these days and the best way to receive it is from your Laptop/Tablet or PC via the internet.

There are other ways but that is the simplest – use the URL    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_world_service
From there you can receive many BBC radio channels.
roger43 @ gmaildotcom


What’s on- New Year Lunch



What’s on– GUIRI at Bahia de Tanit


Thursday 29th December from 14:00h:

An afternoon with GU!R! at Bahia de Tanit, in Torre del Mar, playing three hours of live music following the Thursdaymarkets in Torre and Velez-Malaga. Fabulous indoor / outdoor beach resort for sand, sea, a tasty lunch, and a spot of rest and relaxation.

The google link for Bahia de Tanit Beach Club is https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1AVNA_enES602ES603&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=bahia+tanit+torre+del+mar+map&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=36733581,-4097628,236&tbm=lcl&tbs=lf_msr:-1,lf_od:-1,lf_oh:-1,lf:1,lf_ui:9,lf_pqs:EAE and for more information contact https://www.facebook.com/GUIRI.rock.band


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

Monday 2nd January – The Centre is closed for a National Holiday.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3rd, 4th, 5th January – The Centre is open from 10.00 until 13.00.

Friday 6th January – The Centre is closed for the day of The Three Kings.

Kind regards,

Patricia Rothwell,

Press Officer,

Tel.  952 513 531



What’s on- Johnny Q’s Irish Bar

New Years Eve Jam session, bring 2017 in with good friends, great music

and Irish stew, a warm welcome awaits. hope to see you there !!

Bloque 9 Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa

Telephone 632580423



What’s on – Table Mountain Restaurant

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Felices Fiestas Digamites! Just a little taster of all the great stuff we have planned for January at Table Mountain Restaurant in Comares, including mouthwatering tapas, lots of live music, an Almond Blossom High Tea, some serious disco and an Artisan Market on the 8th of January.

If you’d like a stall on our market, please let me know, they’re FREE!

Send an email to Liz@ab.tl or

Check out our Facebook page:   Table Mountain Comares

2017 is going to be so much FUN!



For Sale- Mitsubishi Pajero – Reg:  F232 JUE.  

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Turbo Wagon Silver/Blue. 2500cc

2 Axle Rigid Body.  Right hand drive.

We have had this vehicle for about 10 years and despite its age

its the most reliable thing we have owned on 4 wheels.

Now surplus to requirements.

Price:   450 euros

Please call Barry or Jane on:  657630008



For Sale- Sun Canopy/Awning 


Blue and Green Stripe Sun Canopy/Awning

In Good Condition with all screws and attachments.

Width 390cm. Depth 220cm

Price:  65 euros

Please call Barry or Jane:  657630008




For Sale – A new book, ‘Sedella – The story of a Spanish village’,


by local author John Hardy is now available as an EBook and paperback from Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00IKIYBJ0).

In the near future, it will also be available in local shops along with John’s other books.

This is a new venture for John, as it is not a book of mystery and crime stories, but is a romantic historical novel about an Andalucían village, from prehistoric times to the present day. Sedella is one of the ‘pueblos blancos’, white villages, of the Axarquía, a hilly region in Málaga province.

Each of the historical chapters is in two parts. The first part is a fairly factual account of the relevant time, though some of these facts may be slightly altered in time etc. to fit the story. The second part of the chapter is a story set around these historical events.

In the 21 chapters, he has tried to give a picture of what the village would be like at different times, for example under Roman occupation, under Moorish occupation, during the long years of Franco’s dictatorship, what the village was like when he came here in 1994 and what it is like now.

For more information on all of John’s books (some are available in German and Spanish), please visit        www.johnhardybooks.com



For Sale –Books & Slicer from Yesterday- correction

For Sale-Various Items

The telephone number for my books and slicer should read


Apologies for the error Brian



For Sale- Dining Room Furniture
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If you’ve been wanting to update your dining room, this contemporary set will make that happen. Our villa in La Herradura came with this unused set but it’s too big for the way we’re using the space. Thick tempered glass top ( label still on) with thick chunky chrome legs will transform your dining area. 6 stunning chairs are included.

150€ or best offer. Our smaller table is arriving soon.

There are other items at the villa that you can see as well.

Call Michelle at 684 266 830 or email michellerabin at gmail dot com.



For Sale- Rattan Items

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For sale rattan desk and chair also includes newspaper rack
45 euros
Canillas de albaida
Philipcollett27 @ aol.com



For Sale- Mint condition dining set
1metre diameter circular glass table with four chairs with

cushions purchased from Avant Garde in Torrox
House move forces sale
Bargain price 65 euros
Phone 695 341 935




For Sale- Assorted Items


Small Black & Decker hedge trimmer. Needs a new cable  but (before cutting through the cable!) otherwise in good working order. €10. Torrox/Torrox campo.


eline04Dog guard (Kleinmetall Roadmaster) attaches directly to head rests, suitable for all hatchbacks and estate cars. Width  adjustable 85 – 135 cm. No tools needed – fitting without drills and screws. Complete with mounting instructions.

Used and in good condition. €50.

Contact Eline on 627 871 532 or eline at cuatrocolinas dot com

Torrox/Torrox campo.



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