Digamextra No. 482 Wednesday January 25th 2017   


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No Worries


I too had the Monarch flight added to my Google calendar,  so it wasn’t just you John L!.



(So did your Editor!)


The flight entry is a new (to me) Google game.
It picks up certain events and automatically adds them to the Calendar and sends you an alert.
It can be turned off in the calendar settings, but it’s not easy to find.
A different JohnL

(Dr.Laptop investigating….)

From DoctorLaptop: This “Calander Notice of Upcoming Event” was caused by all the flight details included in the original post and should only apply to Gmail users. It’s a so  called “convenience feature” of Google Calander, called Events for Gmail, that Google added to it’s bank of features you receive when you sign up for Gmail, or any other Google services, several years ago. Back then Events for Gmail was an option in Calander that users had to turn on to use. Then Google decided to automatically activate it in user accounts over a year ago, although it was slow to be implemented and some people are just now having the Events for Gmail feature show up. Read about it here:  http://www.techtimes.com/articles/79380/20150826/gmail-can-now-automatically-put-flight-hotel-ticket-or-restaurant-info-on-google-calendar.htm

Directions to turn it off: When you turn off the setting to add events from Gmail, all past events added from Gmail will be removed from your calendar. If you turn this setting back on, only events in the future will be added.

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click the Settings icon  Settings > Settings.
  3. Find the Events from Gmail section (stay in the “General” tab).
  4. Uncheck Add automatically.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Save.
  6. Source: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/6084018?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

As for this problem post re-appearing in subsequent issues of DigameXtra after the original was published in issue #479 last Sunday, I have yet to see evidence of this, although I have received a few reports that it has done so. If that offending post has re-appeared in your DigameXtra in the last 2 issues (#480 or #481), please forward a copy or screenshot to me at doctorlaptop @ gmx.com. I suspect what these few reports were referring to was actually a “prompt” from Calander reminding you that you had an upcoming scheduled event, in this case a flight, superimposed on top of the new issue of DigameXtra. My investigation will continue and if I find out any more info I will post it.


Services Needed-Removals – Nerja-Carlisle

Would any removal service or man with a van able to go to

the Carlisle area from Nerja in the next two months

please contact me with details and prices.

I don’t have a huge amount to transport.

Many thanks. Lulu
Email: lulu.parsons @ hotmail.com



Services Available –Painting Services.

Interior / exterior painting inc. rejas, railings and gates

All aspects of property maintenance.

Pool maintenance, repairs, re-grouting.

11 years in Spain, references available.

Call 653938024.


Services Available – Crafts Classes offered- Torrox Pueblo

Hello. I am Angie. I am a fashion designer and textiles artist with a first class honours degree.

Back in the UK I taught  at university and ran crafts workshops in the community    I can teach any group from children to pensioners.

I am planning to run crafts workshops in Torrox pueblo and wondered who might be interested in coming along.

I am thinking crafts such as dream catcher making  lavender bags.

Crochet. Pom Pom crafts. Recycled fashions etc

Plus I am open  to any craft related suggestions.

Be great to hear back from any budding artists who may want to join the group. Also:- I design and make clothes

I design and make stage wear

i make house hold textiles  cushion , curtains bedding etc

i run workshops & offer private sewing classes

I repair and alter clothes

My most recent commission is very exciting  I have been asked to make a memory quilt from a huge pile of Harley  Davidson T Shirts .

Tearoomangie @ gmail  com or what’s AP +447989224908



Services- Dog / Hose Sitters

House/Pet/ Garden-sitters! Respectful, Friendly, Capable, Honest and Reliable Pet-Loving Couple Available! ….

Hello, we are an experienced House, Dog, Plant and Garden-Sitting couple, who are very responsible, caring and trustworthy.

We have slots available for 2017 please call us to confirm availability,

Don & Marian Gray located in Competa, Malaga.

Area covered: Canillas de Albaida, Archez, Competa and Sayalonga.

Tel: 0034 661622072 or 0034 642113399

Email: graydon 1952  @  gmail.com



Services Needed- Rising Damp Problems…

Does anyone know anything about the business secoMUR.

They advertise in the Marketplace for problems of rising damp

and water penetration.

I have been trying to call them but there does not seem to be anybody

to pick up the phone.

If you have any experience with them can you please let me know.

Many thanks     Diana     empieters @ gmail.com



Recommendation –Mammogram

Dear Sally,
I am non resident and had a mammogram about two years ago at

Clinica Rincon at Nerja.

There was no need to make an appointment, just turn up.

It cost about 90 euros.
I hope this is of help.
Regards Pat.



What’s on – Jukebox Bandits  


Jukebox Bandits are playing live in the big heated tent at El Recreo (behind the Town Hall) this coming Friday 27th Jan from 7.30pm.

Jukebox Bandits are a covers band consisting of Rod Jones on keyboards, Ian Hayton on bass, guitar and vocals, Marshall Dixon on drums and percussion and Mitch France on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo and vocals.

They play totally live with an eclectic mix of pop, rock and folk standards from Britain, America, Ireland and Spain. From Dire Straits to The Dubliners, from Manu Chao to Jason Mraz. The music starts mellow (whilst people are eating), gradually picking up the tempo and culminating with the dance set including standards like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”, REM’s “Losing My Religion” and The Mavericks’ “Dance the Night Away”.

So come and dance the night away with Jukebox Bandits,

to reserve a table call 952 516043 or just come along for a drink.



What’s on– Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar


St.Valentine´s dinner & dance February, 14th Tuesday



What’s on The Axarquia Racingclub, Torrox Costa.


Sunday 29th January A welcome return visit from Reality International Duo. Performing popular covers from the 60’s to present. They will get you dancing. Bar and food available from 14:00. Live music from 15:00. Booking highly recommended.

The Racingclub is on the main Torrox Costa to Torrox Village road(MA-102).

Just look for the orange and black gates. Parking on the opposite side of the road.

Now inside for the cooler months..

For more info or to make a reservation contact 654715382.



What’s on- Afternoon Quiz this week on Thursday 26th !  


At the same venue as last week, Manolo’s, Torrox Costa.  Turn off the roundabout at the 24 hr Famacia and you will drive behind the Repsol Garage, Manolo’s Bar it at the top of that street. All welcome, starts at 3pm.  You quiz masters are Bernie & Carole.

carolemhart @ yahoo.com



What’s on- Down Under Bar in Torrox Costa


Down Under Bar Torrox Costa (Avenida Europa building 80 underneath)-

Thursday 26th is Australia day and we will be having a free BBQ with a sausage sizzle starting at 1600hrs continuing till late.

We are new to Torrox Costa  and have just opened this week and we will be celebrating Australia day the best we can.

All are welcome.




Free to Collect –Balay integrated dishwasher model VF 915 X

offered free for spares/repair. Still works but won’t pump out final few centimetres of water.

Needs to be collected, Alcaucin campo.

If interested please contact Alan on 660236639



For sale- New basin tap complete with all fittings.


10 euros.

Tel 679598264,

e_mail robertinsedella @ gmail.com.com



For sale- Corsa 1.2 

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ITV till August 2017,Year 1997,

petrol, 185.000 km 5 door,

cold air only…..

Price €650.

Contact Angela 615266712 Torrox Costa.



For Sale– Affordable Art

Heads up on a project lasting the whole of February aimed at putting more original art into the community by selling at really affordable prices.

It’s a recognised fact that many excellent local artists producing, at times, outstanding work, do themselves no favours by pricing their work too highly.

A legacy perhaps from the misconception that original Art has to have a high price.

In February, therefore we are holding a series of ´´open-studio´´ days featuring five local artists, all working within a price bracket of 10 to 100 euros.

The studio will be in La Molineta, Frigiliana, and, beginning 3rd. February will be open to all.

Days, dates, times, and directions will be posted from February 1st.



 Wanted working cement mixer.

A reasonable distance from Velez Malaga.

Reasonable price. Will collect.

Contact ogoneagain @ gmail.com




For Sale UK 5′ bed.

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Has been a guest bed, so little used


Dismantles for transport. Torre del Mar.

Gill email – gsharples @ gmail.com  phone or

whatsapp on 608969625




For Sale –Multigym


Total body workout with this high quality multigym made by BODYSOLID .

Tough powder coated  solid metal  frame, smooth action, for fitness or building muscle mass, plenty of weight.€495   Pm for more information  Thanks Possibility of local delivery .la Vinuela area. alisonw1955 at  g mail dot com



For Sale- 2 Bedframes 

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  1. Solid wood frame double bed with wooden slatted base, together with a sprung mattress (200cmx160cm).

Price: €100

  1. Metal frame double bed including wood board base (200cmx140cm). NB. mattress not included.

Price: €125

Contact Anthony on 639234016 or antson.now@  gmail .com



For Sale – Scaffolding


3.5 metre Scaffolding tower with trap door

120 Euros

Tel: 645444064

Torrox area




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