Digamextra No. 468 Wednesday January 11th 2017 

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Car Insurance Question

Refund of insurance premium when you sell your car?
We had our car insurance with Caser. After we sold our car and we did not intend to buy a new one, we asked Caser to refund part of the premium. Because if there is no object to insure, there is not premium to pay. At least, that’s what we thought.
But Caser does not refund anything. We have a contract for a year and we have to pay for the full year, even after selling our car.
Is this normal in Spain?
Replies to hweustenenk at gmail dot com.



Name this Tune Please !

I am trying to identify a short piece of piano music. Would any music lover please reply so that I could send the 4Mb file direct as an attachment. I suspect it’s by Chopin?

Tony Pulle

sms 657 302 740 or Email   sjc2714 at gmail dot com



Internet reception …advice please

Please can someone in Digameland please tell me simply what has been happening in the Penoncillo area of Torrox Costa where fiber optic cables have been put in.
At the moment I have Internet signal from a dish on a nearby apartment block supplied by a German guy who does a lot of Torrox area.

It is a cheapish system but sadly not always reliable .
Great , when it all works BUT !! Not reliable . m
Will fiber optics be better ? How does it work ? Who supplies this service ?

How expensive is it ?
I am sure others will be interested in the replies so maybe they can be published so we all can stay up to date .
Thanks Judy

Please reply to Digamextra

DoctorLaptop replies: Fiber optic is great. Mine is super fast and reliable. I use Axartel as all the other providers I found insist on selling you packages with TV and/or phone service to get the fiber optic installed. I pay €24.99 per month for a 60Mb/s connection. Install was under €70. They run a cable from the neighborhood box to your house. That cable connects to a new router in your home, with both wifi and ethernet available for you to connect your computers to. Here is their website in English: http://www.axartel.es/en



Services Available-Carer –

Registered Carer, experienced with vulnerable adults, and clients who might need special care due to dementia and similar difficulties, seeks additional responsibilites.

Additional domestic services are available.

Frigiliana, Nerja and immediate surrounding area preferred.

Please contact Beverley on 651432382 or

Email:- Bevowen56 @ googlemail.com



Services Needed-Bofrost Deliveries

Does anyone know please why the Bofrost van no longer delivers in the Competa area every fortnight.

Lynne and Norma

Email to landbsherratt  @  yahoo.co.uk



Services – Postal Rates to the Netherlands

My cousin’s daughter who lives in the Netherlands is getting married

in Nerja in April.

She wants to find out how much the postage would be to send her

wedding dress back to Holland rather than cart it back on the plane.

( She could wear it I suppose).

I haven’t got time to camp out at the Correos in town,

so does any Digamite have any idea what the postal rates would be?


Reply to paulstacey56 @ gmail . com.



Recommendation –Doing a Search of Digamextra

I strongly agree with the many people who have struggled to find previous items in Digamextra. It is a very poor Search System (IMO)

Here’s what I do using my Google email account

I type in a keyword (or 2) which I remember from the original entry.

Press the Search/Enter button and you will get a page listing a selection of Daily Digamextras. Just look at those few words that appear at the end of each headline. You should be able to identify a relevant item.

If not – you have to plod through those Issues listed ….. a process that let’s you decide how important that search is compared with enjoying the rest of your life…….

Good luck

Jane (Editor)

Note from DoctorLaptop: Easy method to search Digamextra even if you don’t subscribe. Please try this if you have had problems searching for old Digamextra posts. Use plain old Google search. Enter “Digamextra + any item” (without quote marks) and hit enter. You will get results of every issue containing the term you searched for, with the date it was posted and with a small snippet of the post’s text where that search term was found (that should be enough to identify the post you seek). Then scroll down thru the Google results and look for the snippet of the post you were seeking using the date shown as an extra guide if you know the approximate date it was posted (see pic below). When you find it click on it. It will open that Digamextra issue where you will find the post you seek. Looking for very old posts? Then use Digame instead of Digamextra in the search. I really cannot make it any more straight forward.

In an effort to keep all the Digamites happy, if you try this method but still have difficulty please call me on 675 993 069 (after 12 noon please). I will schedule you for a FREE lesson where I coach you on this method until you are confident you have mastered it. We really do try our best to accommodate our faithful audience. Lessons need to be done at my shop as I still can not walk very well.





Recommendation- Revisiting an Item from CDS News…

I read in the Costa del Sol News 5-12-2017 Tom Drapers article “Brit Scene” page 17.
I found it most interesting as it refers to an organisation that is growing in stature.
I posted a reference to this same organisation in Digamextra, issue 458.
I am posting this in case some of you missed it and hope you and others will check it out, I find Tom’s page quite enlightening and humorous.
Here’s hoping.
Derek Nerja-

Dog Lovers (or not) please read and help

Original News Item:-

You have all heard of dogs helping us humans,  sheep dogs, guide dogs, assistance dogs, and various others.

My favourite  one is Medical Detection dogs. It is slowly becoming recognised  by the medical profession .

These dogs are being trained to detect various illness just by sniffing a urine sample etc. It has been proved they can detect cancer almost before it has started!

If this became the norm, say annual or by annual tests, just think in a short time with government funding how it would take the load off the NHS.

Its a WIN WIN situation.

Just go on line and read about it, at the moment its sponsor and donation

petition.parliament.uk        I’m slow and only took 5 min’s

Also      medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

ann.mills @ medicaldetectiondos.org.uk


Interesting reading for all and covers more aspects of their activities and needs. Also please spread the word.


What’s on- Torrox Pueblo. New Spanish classes starting

Beginners: Tuesdays from 13:00-14:00 and Thursdays from 12:00-13:00. (First class: 19th January)

Pre-Intermediate: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00

Advanced: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00-13:00.

We also offer one-to-one lessons.

Don’t be afraid, come and have a go. We have been teaching Spanish for more than ten years and we know how to make you speak Spanish in a good atmosphere.

Come and try one lesson in a group. If you don’t like it, you don’t lose anything, but if you never try, you will never know!

If you think it might be for you and would like to take a trial lesson or enrol in one of our courses, send us an email or call us:

We are in c/Almedina 6. Torrox Pueblo.

On the main road near the health centre.

Tel.: +34 635 152 447
academiadeidiomastorrox @ hotmail.com



quiz02What’s on– Afternoon Quiz, Manolo’s Bar  

First afternoon quiz of the new year will be this Thursday 12th at 3pm at Manolo’s Bar which is found behind the Repsol Garage, Torrox Costa

(turn off roundabout at 24 hr Famacia).

Manolo’s is near the top of the street that runs down to the sea and Farola’s.

All welcome! Our quizmaster will be Tony.

carolemhart @ yahoo.com



Free – Hot Tub Re-advert with more information:-

Free Hot Tub/Jacuzzi

We have a hot tub in good working order. It was in situ when we bought our house a few months ago and we have no use for it. It is a bit tatty on the outside but seems to work very well.

It is approximately 8 years old; we have the instruction books etc. This is free to anyone who would like to dismantle and transport it.

Please contact Lyndsey on linsi @ lnznwills.com or telephone or text: 845115747.   Thank you.



Free- Windows & Rejas 


I have two wooden windows, with shutters and rejas, free to anyone who can collect. Contact me for measurements.



Wanted- Dehumidifier
Needed for our house

meredithdotpaul1 @ skydotcom



Wanted –Lift from Malaga Airport to Nerja

A lift back from Malaga Airport at about 14:00hrs to Nerja on Thursday 12 January.

Pick up point as convenient, share costs. One person, no luggage.

Please sms to 657 302 740 or em to  sjc2714 at gmail dot com.

Thanks, Tony



For Sale –Diono Dreamliner travel bassinet for newborn,


Brand new and sealed

mariordan at aol dot com

40 euros please

Torrox pueblo



For sale-Boat

boat01 boat03

In a Nerja Boatyard

Please Contact the Vendors at   rjfdafb @bgmail.com



For Sale- Kosta Boda “Scribble” vase by Gunnel Sahlin


Superb Purple/Blue unique vase “Scribble” – designed and signed by Swedish designer Gunnel Sahlin, Kosta Boda. Signed by the artist.

Original box and packaging.

Vase is handmade and is part of Artist`s choice collection.

Rare piece which is appreciating in value.

One of her larger pieces.

Product number 7040437. Perfect condition.

€400 ono

Tel: 616 341 709 Email: karenparnell01 @ hotmail.com



For Sale- Steam Cleaner, Cooker & Fan

Mop H20 Steam Cleaner

Cost £90 as new


Tefal Auto Cooker/ Steamer

Rice/Pasta/Potatoes New


Large Electric Fan


Nerja 663667950



For Sale – Sewing Machine 


New Home Electric sewing machine with straight/zig-zag stitch.

Excellent working order with manual and spare bobbins




For Sale Table  


Beautiful round table in brass and solid wood in perfect condition.

Diameter 91 centimeter, hight 47 centimeter, 6 legs

70 Euro

Competa Road, green roadsign 12

mariaispanien @ hotmail.com

Phone 951 067 797



For Sale- TV and multimedia solid pine storage unit.


180cm Long.  52cm Deep.  50cm High.

60€ in Competa.

Tel: 952516737 or ngcoast @ hotmail.com



For Sale Canon Pixma MG2450 Printer with scanner

Canon Pixma MG2450 Printer with scanner, perfect condition, very little use

Black and Colour ink levels are low

Uses PG545 and CL546 cartridges

Complete with usb connection lead, instructions and set up disk


Email – berjon @ bgjg.wanadoo.co.uk

or contact John –  Mobile No. 0034 617 144701

Torrox Park area near El Pino



For Sale –Suzuki Gran Vitara- Reduced Price


See more pix on Digame no. 447

Price reduced from 4500.- to 4000.-

Suzuki Gran Vitara 2.0 TD

Only 2 owners!

Good condition, no accidents, only cosmetic scrathes, very reliable

Regularly serviced, new brakes

1999, ITV 1/18

171.000 km

Trailer coupling

Bicycle coupling

Roof rack

Competa-Torrox-Algarrobo area

labedabe at gmail dot com



For Sale- Dehumidifier & Radiators 


Ufesa Humisan Dehumidifier .

45 euros.
Plus 3 Oil filled radiators. (Portable)

35 euros each.
All items in perfectly good working order.
Telephone. 699948993



For sale: Swimming Pool & Pump 

pool01 pool02

Having previously sold this through Digamextra, it’s fallen through due to transportation difficulties at the recipients end so it is for sale again:

Kidney shaped fibreglass swimming pool with all pump-room equipment;

Approximately 8mtrs x 4mtrs

Pool in good condition but needs new skimmer, hoover point and 2 jets.

Out of the ground awaiting collection from campo outside Santa Cruz del Comercio near Alhama de Granada

Needs to be lifted onto a transporter.

2.500€ ono

dilysparr @ btinternet (dot) com




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