Digamextra No. 501 Monday February 13th 2017 

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Caravan Storage in Cantabria/Asturias

I am looking to take a touring caravan to the north of Spain and keep it there for a whole year.

The idea is to store it somewhere and then take it to a caravan site for a couple of months in spring and again in autumn.

I have tried many caravan sites directly but despite them being open all year none of them have offered what I need.

Can anyone give me any ideas/information please?

Contact via e-mail at …Jeffwin2 @ aol dot com



Endesa Charges

There is no reason why a meter replacement should lead to an increase in billing, but if this happens, you need to look closely at the bill that was received after the meter was replaced:

– has the number of units (kWh) used gone up?

– has the price per unit changed?

– have any other monthly/bi-monthly charges increased?

– has Endesa ‘accidentally’ transferred you on to another tariff when the meter was changed?

This last is particularly important, as (for example) if you were on a DH (dual-tariff, peak/offpeak) contract, and you switched to a standard tariff, then your bill, and all the extra bits added, will increase significantly.

You need to look at your first new bill forensically!  This sometimes isn’t made easy by it being a “split bill” involving two sets of meter readings.  (When doing the meter swap-out, Endesa should have provided you with the old meter’s final reading, and the new one’s starting figure (possibly 0000).)  A subsequent bill should be easier to read.

So, three important things:

– How many units (kWh) did we consume?

– How much per unit were we charged?

– Are we on the right (same) tariff?




Occasional Accommodation wanted
We are building a house at the Caleta end of Torre del Mar, due to be completed at the end of this year.  We need to make short trips to the project for a few days at a time.  Having stayed in apartments and hotels in Torre, we are struggling to find somewhere convenient with a decent sized comfortable bed where we can get a good night’s sleep.
If anyone can recommend somewhere near to the hospital, Caleta end of Torre or maybe has a spare room or apartment that is sometimes empty, we’d be very interested in exploring an arrangement.  We could even buy a bed and linen that we would move to our new house in due course.  Also having somewhere we can leave a small case or box of bits and pieces to avoid having to ferry them back and forth would be great and it would be good to make some contacts in the area!  Kerry @ interfacing.co.uk.  Thank you!



Services Needed-  Motorcycle transport Nerja to UK.
Hoping to repatriate a Ducati motorcycle from Nerja to Central Scotland please.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
e-mail hutch4 @ btinternet.com.
Thanks in anticipation…..



Services Available Home Trust – Electrical Services

16 years experience in UK and Europe

Free Estimates

No Job too Small

Fast and Friendly Service

Maintenance – Repair- Installation


hometrustspain @ gmail.com     Call or Whatsapp: 635.17.54.87



Services-Meat Delivery

To all our customers east of Malaga,our next delivery date will be next
Monday the 20th,orders need to be in by this Thursday 16th.

We are a Butchers based in Alhuarin el Grande but on request have been delivering  to the east of Malaga.Rincon,Velez,Puente,Torrox,Frigliana,Nerja and Competa.

If there is anyone interested in this service contact Martin 667431366 or on
facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ye-Ole-Butchery/225024370870952?ref=tn_tnmn
Many thanks,
email yeolbutchery at g mail dot com for a list of products.



Services Offered E & E Creations.
Selling your home? Whatever your style we can achieve it.
We can dress to sell. One room or the whole house.
We can spring clean, paint and refresh inside and out.
We offer everything you need under one roof, including your
Pool and garden.
We will keep you informed every step of the way with photos
and emails if you are living away.
We are small on price, but big on service.
We are based in the Nerja – Torrox area.
Phone 604384346 or email: edelscreations @ gmail dot com  to discuss your needs
(Remember to remove the spaces and change the word dot)



Services Available Lou Lou’s Bakery Delivery this week:

Wednesday 15/02/17 Nerja, Torrox Coast & Pueblo & Algarobbo & Sayalonga,

Friday 17/02/17 Puente Don Manuel, Los Romanos, Almayate and Torre Del Mar

Sunday 19/02/17 Competa & Archez & Sedella

Ask for list of products

Call: 633196544 to place your order or email: loulousbakery @ outlook.com

Want to keep ahead of our delicious products? join our mailing list, simply email your details to: loulousbakery @ outlook.com

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Recommendations- window (anti-bug) screen maker

In Velez Malaga is a glass company that has fitted custom made screens for my windows; very professional.

They are less than one kilometer north from the Velez public library.

Name: dcristal/Alusistem

Address: Carretera de Arenas nº10, Velez Malaga

Telephone: 952-54 92 58

They may not speak English.

I’ll be happy to help if needed for communication as I live close by them.

Norma at: norma2kk @ aol . com.



Recommendation Needed please-Door repair

Can anyone recommend a company that repairs upvc double glazed patio doors that need straightening?
Thanks. M

Maryann @ smutley.co.uk



Long Term Rental Needed –  

Villa , house or large apartment from June – September ( minimum 4 months) within reach of the coast anywhere between Maro and Torre del Mar.

Ideally with pool, minimum 2 bedrooms. We will maintain your property to the highest standard and will pay all rental in advance to include a suitable deposit.

Professional couple, no children

Contact scottparkwilson @ yahoo.co.uk

622 938 440


What’s on –Weekend in Morocco

The Phoenix Trip are planning a weekend in Morocco in May visiting Chefchaouen, Fez and Asilah

The itinerary is:

1st Day – Tarifa/Tangier/Chefchaouen/Fez

We embark on a fast catamaran to Tarifa (45 minutes crossing).  On arrival, we complete border procedures and continue to the picturesque village of Chefchaouen, with a brief visit with a local guide

Founded in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami, Chefchaouen served as a Moorish fortress for exiles from Spain. Over the centuries, the city grew and welcomed Jews and Christian converts alike.

Chefchaouen’s powder-blue buildings mirror the cloudless Moroccan sky – but religious rather than stylistic reasons are behind the design choice. Jewish teachings suggest that by dyeing thread withtekhelel (an ancient natural dye) and weaving it into prayer shawls, people would be reminded of God’s power. The memory of this tradition lives on in the regularly repainted blue buildings.

Nowadays Chefchaouen is a rich cultural tapestry of Berber tribespeople, Muslims and Jews, along with descendants of the Moorish exiles from Spain who lived there in the 1400s. Berber tribespeople can be seen wearing distinctive cotton clothing paired with woven hats that are decorated with brightly coloured threads.

Continue to Fez.  Arrival at the Hotel Sofia.

2nd Day Fez

After breakfast we have a tour with a local guide.  Fez is classified as the “Universal Cultural Patrimony” by UNESCO.  It is the first of the Imperial Cities, since it dates back to the 8th Century.  It is also the first Muslim cult city of Morocco and owns one of the oldest universities in the world, before the Sorbonne of Paris.

Highlights are Los Zocos; The Mellah (former Jewry); The Doors of the Wall, among which Bab Bou Jeloud, built by the Almohads in the 18th century and Bab Shorfa and Bab Ftouh, deserve special mention; Dar El Makhzen (the royal palace) with its stunning golden gates (not open to the public); Plaza Neyyarin (cabinetmakers) houses an extraordinary fountain; etc. Free time in the afternoon.

An ancient breeding ground for scholars and artisans, imams and gourmands – Fez is a supremely self-confident city with a historical and cultural lineage that beguiles visitors. And there is something intangibly raw about a place where 70,000 people still choose to live in the maelstrom of a medina so dark, dense and dilapidated that it remains the world’s largest car-free urban area. Donkeys cart goods down the warren of alleyways as they have done since medieval times, and ruinous pockets loom around every corner – though a government drive to restore Fès el-Bali to its former glory is spurring changes.

Fez’ medina can seem like it’s in a state of perpetual pandemonium; some visitors fall instantly in love and others recoil in horror. But its charms are many. Seemingly blind alleys lead to squares with exquisite fountains and streets bursting with aromatic food stands, rooftops unveil a sea of minarets, and stooped doorways reveal the workshops of tireless artisans.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

3rd Day –  Fez/Asilah/Tangier/Tarifa

Breakfast and we depart to the coastal city of Asilah, where on arrival you will have free time to stroll through the Alcazaba near the sea and wander in its many shops.

The tortilla, paella and Rioja served in most of Asilah’s restaurants are reminders that this compact town was Spanish territory for a long time. The town is sleepy for most of the year, but in the summer months its population triples and the streets and town beach are crammed with sun-seeking Moroccan and Spanish families, some of whom retain holiday houses here. The best time to visit is in spring or autumn when the weather is still pleasant but the holiday hordes have left.

Continue to Tangier and exit on a fast catamaran towards Tarifa.



What’s on- Valentine’s Night

The ZimmerZ  are playing live music from the 60s/70s,80s and more,together with some classics, appropriate for the evening, at Jimmy Beans Restaurant/Bar, Puente Don Manuel, from 9pm, a good night guaranteed.

Tel : 669069251 for all information.



What’s on-Tues 14th February 12.30–2 pm coffee and chat

Golden Leaves International (Funeral Plans),

Ruth Forder will be at

Meson Sara,

Calle Puente Don Manuel, 20,

29713 Puente de Salia,

All are welcome for information and any queries on the funeral process.

Tel: 966 493 082

Mob: 693 715 718

Outside the UK + 44 20 8684 3464
Email. Ruth.forder @ goldenleaves.com

Many thanks….Ruth



What’s on Jukebox Bandits- Valentines Day  


Hi folks, come and be romantic with Jukebox Bandits at El Rincon de Mateo (first restaurant/bar on the right as you enter Canillas) tomorrow night in their new salon (lots of space for dancing!), Tuesday 14th February from 8.00pm.

Call 674 760985 for a table or just come along for a drink.

We hope to see you there.

Rod, Marsh, Ian & Mitch

Jukebox Bandits



What’s on-Retreat in Competa

Qigong- retreat in Competa with Chinese Master Liu Jianshe

May 24th – May 28th

International Healing Retreat

Zhineng Qigong in Competa

Zhineng Qigong is a life science officially recognized as one of the most powerfull and effective methods of maintaining health. This natural system is easy to learn and it is simple, safe and suitable for people of all ages. Its soft movements , its visualizations and internal affirmations promote and enhance its results.

Open your mind and your heart, be pure and have faith and trust in your practicing, be constant, persevere and unfailingly. The Universe always responds naturally and effectively with original Qi. Remember: Whatever you send out to the Universe, the Universe responds back in the same manner.

Tine Schedule

Beginning, May 24th, 10:00. Completion, May 28th, 19:00

Morning sessions: 10:00 – 13:30, Afternoons: 15:30 – 19:00

Price per person: 350 EUR (accommodation and meals not included)

In this unique retreat of 5 days we will be guided permanently and through intense practicing  by Master and Healer Liu Jianshe. His kindness, cordiality and closeness, his inner wisdom and impressive presence will without a doubt make it possible for us all to generate a powerful and generous Qi-field from which we shall all benefit from the very beginning.

Information /Reservation Tom Gant

tgant26 @ yahoo.dk

642 38 72 99



For Sale –Stair lift,

stair-lift01 stair-lift02

Excellent condition, hardly used,

excellent price €900 euros

for more details please contact ,

Karen on   karenhardcastle1962 @ gmail.com .



For sale- Silver iPhone 6 16GB SIM free

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Immaculate condition as it has always been used with a screen protector and bumper cover

Comes in original box with charger and unused apple earbuds  Price 365€

I am located on the Torrox to Competa road just by the Pavo Real Bar but can arrange somewhere to meet

You can ring me on 649 307 966 e-mail chris @ cpaircon.com



For SaleLaCie 319 LCD monitor with hood 

lacie01 lacie02LaCie 319 LCD Monitor.   €100

Specially designed for professionals in the photography, pre-press and graphic design fields.
We are just off the Alcaucin Road approx 2km from Puente Don Manuel church. 952510130 or 633410906.



For Sale- landrover discovery year 1999

full option


ITV ok until September

price: 3,950€


fashion.agnes @ gmail.com



For Sale-Electric Relax

Beige leather relax chair only 150€!

fashion.agnes @ gmail.com




For Sale –Book by Local Author


Fed up with the rain, curl up in front of the fire and download from Amazon

The Spanish Connection  by Maggie Howard


Good read on a miserable wet day



For Sale –Set of Headlights

To Spanish specifications for a Ford Mondeo Estate –

2008 Model 1800c.c.

Very good condition. Reduced Price 50 Euros.

Call Rod on 608 556 252 or

email rjfdaf @ gmail.com


For Sale- Various
IKEA Lack white shelf still in original packaging 110 x 26 x 5 cms,

Outdoor green, drop leaf, plastic table,

10€ ono
Overhead Projector.  3m 1700 series, hardly used, in original packaging.

Will take full A4 acetate,  complete with spare bulb and full operating instructions,

Phone 606101789.
Jeanette & Alan



Wanted – Chest Expander

Has anybody got a chest expander for sale? for my husband..

brendacooper341 @ yahoo.com



For Sale- Garden Bench & Table

Rattan Garden bench and table high quality in great condition.
email krikjohnson @ hot mail dot com



Wanted –Motorhome Fridge

Can anybody tell me where I can get a new fridge put in my Hymer motor home. brendacooper341@yahoo.com



For Sale- Towels & Jeggings

Luxury Egyptian 7 piece towel bale – cream new still in wrapping. Contains 2 face clothes 2 hand towels, 2 bath towels and 1 bath sheet.

Slim jeggings size 14. Aesthetic look of jeans. 1 black and 1 blue. New still in wrapping

15€ for both.
Email jbphil @ mail.com



For Sale- Pressure Washer & Gas Fire 


Karcher 520MH 120bar Pressure Washer.

In excellent working order, has had very little use.

Vario Power Spray Lance, Car Brush, 7.5 metre hose.

Detergent connection.

New Model listed at €135.00 – €189.00.

For sale at €65.00.



Ufesa Premium Gas Fire

Butano or Propano 2.88Kw. 3 settings. Easy Ignition.

In good condition.

For sale for €50.00.

Buyer Collects

Colmenar/Comares. Contact Dee dkamper50 @ hotmail.com






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