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Just a note to warn you all about a scam I was caught out by on last Friday evening. I was walking back from Mercadona in Torre del Mar when I car pulled up and the driver asked (in English) for directions to the hospital. This is a request I get fairly regularly so I didn’t smell a rat. After I’d given the directions a woman in the back thanked me profusely and offered me a ´gold´ chain which she put around my neck. They then sped off. The penny then dropped and when I checked, sure enough in one deft movement she’d taken my real gold chain, which my wife had bought me nearly forty years ago. I reported the theft to the police and later rang Linea Directa with the denuncia duly signed and stamped by the police, only to be told that my policy wouldn’t cover the theft as there was no violence, or weapon used.
So, be warned…
pixval @ hotmail (dot) com
Responses – Endesa Prices
In reply to the article about electricity charges.
We have the same problem, our monthly costs have actually doubled since a new ‘smart’ meter was fitted October last year.
I have contacted Endesa and they say that the readings are true, I can have the meter checked by an engineer but if found to be correct there would be a charge!
Before the new meter we paid 2 monthly, now we pay roughly the same monthly, 100% increase!
I asked them to explain why there was so much of an increase without any success?
Also the new meter can check your contracted power allowance. I am hoping this will not mean an increase in the ‘potencia’ agreement and another cost increase!
I would be interested to see if this is a common complaint before committing to have the meter checked.
The person querying their bills doesn’t say whether it is just the bill that has risen, or the kWh usage compared to normal.
Since ours was installed on 28 October we have received monthly bills which initially did seem to be higher than before. However, it has been a colder winter which has meant we have used an additional electric heater and the water heater more, and comparing 28 October to 28 December 2015 and 2016, they are possibly correct due to the extra heating we have used.
27/10 -28/12/15 448kWh cost 110€. Two bills covering 28/10 – 26/12/16 total 509 kWh costing 121.75€
We will keep monitoring it, especially in the summer when we only have electric water heating and fans, so they should be comparable to previous years’ kWh usage.
if you want to argue your case at Endesa I suggest the following:- http://www.endesaclientes.comcitaprevia.
This will allow you to get an appointment after 1700. The form can be read and completed in English but the last page for your info is in Spanish.
Not hard but where it says correos, they do not want a street address but
an email address.
You need copy of passport and nie card. To substantiate usage we photographed the meter at noon for 4 days and they accepted that as our normal usage.
Was in Velez office at 1700 and out by 1720.
Cuts into afternoon drinking but only takes 29 minutes.
643 195 015 is my mobile if you need some help, no charge, might cost you a beer.
Services Available- Response to email Yesterday.
Please let me reassure all readers that as a group of qualified, registered and insured Carers, we are not an agency but more of a co-operative that work independently and also as a team.
We work alongside medical professionals who are of course registered in Spain and can legally work here. As experienced, capable and competent Carers we put together Care plans with our clients and their families for the greater good of our patients.
The ‘package deal’ that we refer to is simply a route taken by agencies or occasionally nurses, whereby they ‘sub-contract’ Carers to work as part of a team, and then they charge a commission on top for organising the package. We are more than capable of organising rota’s and shifts, covering holidays and sickness etc. with no need to add to the clients costs. The client pays the Carers directly without needing to go through the third party and paying their commission.
We have had a good response to our advert with English nurses that are currently undergoing the registration process here in Spain. These are individuals who are happy to work with us and not ‘sub-contract’ us. We look forward to updating Digamextra in the future, so that clients can think carefully when making the right care choices for their loved ones.
Linda Horton – lindahwlc @ gmail.com
Absolutely No More on this Subject. Editor
Services Needed- window (anti-bug) screen maker
Does anyone out there know of a company that could make me custom shaped screens to fit existing windows ?
gerry and ladka @ gmail.com
Services Available-Piano Lesson in Torrox
…..with a teacher with 20 years of teaching experiences.
From beginner to advanced level, student of all ages are welcome. (Lessons are available in English, German, Spanish)
Please contact 630 517 844 Whatsapp or orie.sato @ gmx.net
Services Available – Fully licensed kennels and cattery
With over 25 years experience situated between Torrox and Cómpeta (Torrox road)
If you are thinking of going away for a short or long period, rest assured that we will take great care of your cat or dog, in the same way as you do.
Safe, warm & comfortable kennels, spacious play area, and a spacious & cozy cattery in a very calm environment.
We also keep you updated regularly with photos of your happy pets whilst
you are away so you can have peace of mind.
We can be visited by appointment.
We also provide a collection service.
Please feel free to e-mail us on terrygweston @ yahoo.com
or lucyanneweston @ gmail.com ( all together )
Call us on 951 240 859 or 951 254 134 – mobile: 693 545 989 (we also have WhatsApp)
Air-condiiton queries? We will answer all of them.
AIR-CON Special Offer!
3000 Cooling Capacity, Almison Class A+Energy Saving, Split unit
Main instalation incl.
Contact Martin on 679 81 42 58
or Natalia (UK) on 675 86 17 19
Doctor Frio- Climatizaciones:
Calle Ficus 6, Benalmádena
Calle Carretas 2/1A, Nerja
Services Needed – Toldo Repairs
No rips or holes in the fabric but the seam/join has split. Don’t know if it needs stitching or glued. Does anyone know or can recommend someone who has carried out this type of work before. Replies to Digame please as it may be of benefit to others. Many thanks in anticipation. Please email
ltmckeown @ hotmail co uk
Recommendations- Motorhome Repairs
Warren was recommended to us for our motorhome repair & what a brilliant job he did too.
We also decided to have the external paintwork cleaned, polished and super-guarded.
We are delighted with the result, our 10 year old MH looks like brand new. Warren goes through every detail of work he has carried out, a honest, reliable trustworthy guy – not always found these days.
Thank you Warren – keep up the good work with the Warren “Magic”
Richard & Gill Doel. Warren can be contacted on 618 346 098 or
What’s on- St Valentines Night at Los Amigos, Torrox Park.
All That Jazz with the Brief Encounter Duo and friends. Come and enjoy some great music.
Tickets available for 4.00€ members, 6.00€ non-members including buffet. From 9.00 pm. Tel: 675301758
What’s on-El Pilon Valentine’s Day
If you don’t have any plans yet for Tuesday, come to Restaurante El Pilón in Cómpeta and celebrate it enjoying its wonderful food and the best 100% live music.
Book now your table calling to 952 55 35 12.
Restaurante El Pilón
Calle Laberinto, 3
For contacting Aire Flamenco:
juditroman15 @ gmail dot com
What’s on – Casa Magel b&b with dinner
Relax with friends, visit camino del rey, valle de abdalajis. Malaga
Anniversary or birthday coming up, or just a couple days break, maybe with friends.
Our special offer of 2 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course meal including wine is now available.
Lovely peaceful house on outskirts of real Spanish town with lots to do locally. El Chorro and Caminito Del Rey, Ardales lakes, Wolf Park, Antequera and El Torcal, just to name a few.
We serve delicious home made food and nice wine. Friendly helpful hosts and pretty, comfortable en suite bedrooms. Andalucian kitchen & BBQ area with pool, nice gardens and wonderful views.
Offer 2 nights B&B with evening meal 100€ for 2 sharing double en suite room. Extra nights 45.00€
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
phone number 628519862
What’s on- Horse riding
Do you want to make a nice ride out in the campo.
( between 1 and 3 hours )
Do you want to make a nice ride out on the beach. ( 1 hour )
Just call or mail me to make an appointment.
( €.25- for 1 hour, €. 40- for 2 hour )
Only for experience riders, max. 3 persons.
mob: 0034 628805995 Email: k.pals @ hotmail.com
For Sale –Various
Dark blue wool rug with attractive motif. Size: 84inches (214cm) x 55inches (140cm). 10 euros
Modern design, neutral wheat color wool rug with a navy blue accent. Size: 88inches (224cm) square. 30 euros
Black, tan and orange accent colors.
Size 53inches (134cm) X 64 inches (163cm)
All reasonable offers considered.
If interested, respond to: dorothy.a.arnold @ gmail.
com; or evenings call 952 550 624 Algarrobo Costa
Wanted –Bedside Cabinets
We are looking for two matching bedside cabinets
must be in good condition
Tel 634313809 Will collect
Low mileage,8,800 km.
550€. El Morche.
For Sale– Qty 4 mk metal clad connection units
MK Metalclad Plus K0972 ALM 13 amp Double – Pole Switched Connection Unit – 15 Euros for all 4 or 5 euros each. New Unused. We are just off the Alcaucin Road approx 2km from Puente Don Manuel church. 952510130 or 633410906.
For Sale- Tunturi fitness equipment. ( Algarobbo campo )
Tunturi treadmill J4F 2005 new price € .1900, – now € .250,
Tunturi R710 Rowing Machine new price €. 500, – now € .150, –
Tunturi home trainer E5 new price €. 500, – now € .150, –
In used condition, all in one sale for € .500, – ( or give me your price )
call or mail for info Klaas Pals 0034 610633493
email k.pals @ hotmail.com
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