Digamextra No. 497 Thursday February 9th 2017   


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Warning !

Yesterday at Torrox Costa a young dark haired woman approached me asking for money for food and putting her hand towards me as if wanting me to shake it. She eventually took hold of my hand and within a blink of an eye she almost had my watch off my wrist. She was an extremely skilled operator. She was small, little overweight with very dark hair tied back. Not sure of her nationality but she spoke Spanish. Be careful!  Lee



Volunteer groups here on the Costa del Sol? /Responses


You may be interested in the web-site:  Paz-park.com.

Look for the British flag for English text on the site.

They sponsor reforestation in Canillas de Albaida and Competa, etc…

My good friend Gil, who runs the Graphic Express shop on the service road across from Aldi in Caleta, started this ecologically minded non-profit a few years

back.  They have a number of activities including clean-up, tree plantation, etc… Enjoy Paz-park.com for more details or visit Gil (a special human being) in his shop.

From Norma in Velez.


I am not sure volunteer groups are needed for the beaches here in the Axarquia.  In Torre del Mar (and probably the other towns too), the beaches are cleaned every day by the town hall.

In fact a voluntary scheme would be a bad idea as it would take away much needed employment.

They also regularly wash and clean the streets and tidy up generally on a daily basis.

If you don’t mind your Facebook page being inundated with posts you can follow their work on their Facebook page – “tenencia de alcaldía de torre del mar”.   With regard to recycling, it is frustrating if people don’t use the correct bins, although I haven’t noticed too many errors in my area.

However,  to defend Spain, at least we get the main bins emptied daily and there are loads of recycling bins around for everything, from used cooking oil to batteries and everything in-between.  Linda



UK bought electrical items work in Spain? 

We’re moving to Competa soon and have a Miele dishwasher and AEG all electric cooker which we want to bring with us.

Does anyone with electrical knowledge know if they will work OK in Competa?

If so, is there an electrician out there that could connect our cooker?

We’re also seeking a plumber to connect our dishwasher; plumbing will need to be installed.

If you can help answer our electrical question, or with the work we require please email kmmiddleton @ yahoo dot co dot uk or    phone 0044(0) 7866 626 391. Sorry no Spanish phone yet.



Flight Partner for Dog- Advice & Encouragement

Dear Digamist, I read that a flight partner is needed for a dog going to Germany and would like to reassure you that it’s really easy to be a flight partner (Especially with Transavia Airline).

They fly to Amsterdam and Eindhoven but that’s also very close to the German border.

I’m sure many other Airlines do a good job except Ryanair

(another reason NOT to fly with them!)

I have been a flight partner a number of times and it’s really easy,

when you book your flight, all you need do to do is email the organizations

and give them your flight details

(There are no costs for the passenger, it’s all done by the rescue organization via their credit card onto your flight ticket, dogs are not allowed to fly alone without a passenger.).

At the other end, you pick up the dog like you do a suitcase and when you walk out, the new owners are waiting teary eyed and full of appreciation.

It’s heart warming to see that another sweetie has found a loving home…

So I hope that all you frequent flyers will give your heart a push and give it a try. Remember “A good deed a day “….

Please email to the below organisation if you can help. Thank you

info  @  tailtorrox . es

animalsindistress2007 @  yahoo. co. uk

Note – information available in German & Dutch too.




Services Needed –Transport Costs

Do any van delivery people have a ball park cost of shipping a LWB van full of boxes plus some furniture from Bolton UK to Competa in Spain?

regards Chris

chrismiddleton365 @ yahoo.com



Services Available-T & S Butchers
T & S Butchers delivering soon to Velez Malaga Torroxx and Nrja for inquiries

Please contact Tony on facebook at T & S Butchers or 951440865 and www.tandsbutchers.com



Recommendation Needed please- Building/Furnishing Projects

I have several house building/furnishing projects that I need to get cracking on and wonder if any Digamites out there can recommend appropriate companies or individuals to do them.

Specifically, I’m looking for

1)  A carpenter to build from wood, some simple bed frames, a few shelves and perhaps a bookcase or two.  I know, of course, that there are many, many premade ones available, but I have in mind something specific that I can’t find at any stores and/or built-in.

2) A maker of aluminum and mirror sliding doors, such as those that would be used on closets.

3) A source for a glass shower panel…the kind that goes from floor to ceiling, with no metal rod to support it

4) A source for custom made wood and glass interior doors.

Suggestions would be much appreciated!

Respond to Melissa at macnmum @ gmail . com

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Recommendation – for Steven Rowles Animal Healing practice.

Dear Readers

Some four weeks ago I contacted Steven Rowles Animal Healing about our dog. He was recommended to me through a friend of mine that keeps horses. She had engaged him to work with them and had apparently had amazing results. My friend I might add, is not the type to recommend anyone easily, so I took this recommendation seriously.

My husband and I had, some time ago, had taken on a crossbreed dog which we ourselves rescued off the street, and before long was showing a menagerie of issues and was turning our lives upside down. I often ended up in tears with frustration especially at the destructive behaviour in the house. My husband was actively looking for an alternative home.

Six sessions later with Steven we have a new life and strangely in all but appearance a new dog. I cannot recommend this man and his techniques, highly enough.

Please spread the word.

Contact Details for Mr. Rowles    stevenrowle @ outlook.com

Mobile 665235689 or 951209241

Janefreeman225 @ gmail.co



Long Term RentalWebsite Available ?

Is there a website where owners advertise their properties direct and do not go through agencies. (We have tried Owners Direct without success).

We have been trying to rent long term between Nerja and Torre del Mar for some time but all the properties are either rented out or not available.

The other problem we have found is that enquires are not answered (especially by the English agency in Torre del Mar.)

Any information would be appreciated.

Email: assumptatc 1950 @ gmail.com



What’s on – Hotel Balcon de Competa  

We have 3 days of Valentine’s this year so you can choose the day and the group you prefer:

balcon02Sat 11th February: Live Music with Duo Onda Sonora. International Music English and Spanish that will make you dance!

Tue 14th February: Live Music with Barry Marx. Typically English Romantic Music
balcon01Sat 18th February: Live Music with Miguel Botana. Spanish Romantic Music, a Singer that makes you enjoy the night.

Dinner start at 8pm with a Special Menu with Drinks Included during the meal:

1- To Start : Breath. Delicatese to enter in Heat

2- To Follow: Cuddle. Melón Coca Stuffed with Fruit, Prawns and Lobster and a “Thousands Islands”Sauce

“Lambrusco Sparkling with Red Fruits”

3To Continue: I Love You. Tournedos Pork Sirloin  with Bacon and Mushrooms on a Flambé Pineapple Base and Covered with Dayana Sauce


3- Bicolor Spiral of Salmon and Rocksalmon With  a Cream of Scallops and  Boletus

4- Dessert: The Final Kiss. A Selection of Aphrosisiac desserts to Share

Price 34 euros per person

Book your table soon:

Telf+34 952 55 3662/3535 | Fax+34 952 51 6780 | Facebook

C/ San Antonio, 75 CP 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) Twitter  

info@hotel-competa.com |  www.hotel-competa.com  



What’s on- Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar – Events

lux01 lux02 lux03

(click to enlarge posters)



What’s on – Juke Box Bandits


Hi folks, Jukebox Bandits are playing live and unplugged at Casa Paco,

Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta this coming Saturday 11 Feb from 9.00pm.

To reserve a table in the newly refurbished downstairs area call 952 516077 or just come along for a drink.

Hope to see you there.



What’s on- @ Bar La Dama : This weekend’s Special Dishes! 

This weekend at Bar La Dama in Algarrobo-Costa, we will serve you the next dishes: a light spicy Carrot Soup with Ginger and a nice plate of Beef Goulash, in the style of “La Dama”.

By request, we will serve this plate also in a ‘senior‘ version, for those who prefer a smaller sized portion.
So… come for your hot bowl of soup or a plate of goulash to your liking at Bar La Dama!
When: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of February.
Where: Bar La Dama, Urb. Centro Internacional – Bloque 73, Algarrobo-Costa.
What: Carrot Soup and Goulash in the style of “La Dama”.



What’s on Hello From Comares,

it is shaping up to be a very, very musical few weeks ahead!

Starting this Friday when we are very excited to have the very talented

Ella Hillier playing from 19:00. And chef Esteban’s gorgeous tapas…


Then on Saturday, we are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special

Romantic Dinner (50,- per couple, including wine!) and we have a very special performance by the Queen of Romance Jazzy Jools!

We are also continuing with our very popular TM TEA, a selection of beautiful homemade cakes, scones, and little sandwiches. And tea of course! All for a mere €8,50.

Also starting next Sunday there will be a TM Sunday Lunch with homemade Yorkshire puddings, gravy, fresh vegetables, mash, and the desert of the day or coffee for only €12,50 No meat? No problem, we are making a special TM Vegetarian Dish!

There’s more: on the 25th of February the great flamenco guitarist Luis Molero will be playing a special concert and there’s another artisan market on the 26th with local traditional Verdiales dancers!

Don’t forget, there are some lovely walks near the restaurant, so bring your walking shoes, our staff will be happy to point out the best routes, whether you like a vigorous hike or a gentle stroll.

More info, please check out our website, our facebook, send us an email on Liz@ab.tl or give us a call: 952 95 70 57

Table Mountain Restaurant, Cuesta Ventorros 13, 29195, Comares.



For Sale – Last Chance….

click on the pics to enlarge them….


As new glass fronted solid pine display cabinet, with a 5 ample deep draw arrangement. 1:360 high x 1:000 meter wide x :400 deep.    40 euro.


Pine table with choice of 4 chairs. 1:400 long x 800 wide.

35 euro


Antique decorative framed original water color. An early Gorden, signed

1911 of Durdle Door,  Dorset, England.

30 euro.


Sony 8 AF Vintage Movie Camera. (not a toy) Has Sound mikes, Complete in it’s original case, with spare cassettes, Extra Wide Angle Super Lens, Close up Lens set, Chargers, and wiring enabling to TV/Tape, transfer to disc.

conversion. Wow, Looks the part.      40 (offers) euro.

Near Puente Don Manuel.

651 518 519       Email – jacksreeder @ hotmail.com



For sale- Two railway sleepers and two wooden poles- Also router

Two railway sleepers approx. 260cm long (photo shows just one sleeper) & two wooden poles approx. 250cm long. All very weathered.


Buyer collects will need two people to manhandle onto your transport.


Linksys Wireless G 2.4 GHz Broadband Router


Humax fox sat hdr freesat receiver


We are just off the Alcaucin Road approx 2km from Puente Don Manuel church. 952510130 or 633410906.



For Sale- Sopranos CDs

Complete series of ‘ The Sopranos’ for sale .used once. 25 euros.
Telephone 638151456.



For Sale- Propane Bottles


4 x 11kg, Cepsa propane bottles (empty, lightweight).

11euros each, or 40 euros for all 4.

Deliver for small charge (or Algarrobo Lidl free).

Tel 07810236036 or       michael dot qed @ gmail.com



Wanted- Internet Radio

Does anyone know where I could buy an internet radio.

Shirley romero 21 at Hotmail dot com





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