Digamextra No. 528 Sunday March 12th 2017 

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A strange wasp-like creature is messing about on one of the leaves of my Yucca.it seems to have created some sort of structure.

I have included a pic. Could any kind entymologist tell me what it is please?

(I suspect it is making something to lay eggs into ).

please email me on: jon 108 @ Hotmail. co.  uk ( please omit spaces)




Bruno’s Story  – Pics

Bruno and his sister Leila came to the Tail Refuge as very young pups, found abandoned. When they were about 3 months they got adopted to an English lady who lived in Manilva. All went well until her house burned down.

Luckily the dogs survived. Unfortunately this lady went back to the UK and said she would send for the dogs. We kept on trying to contact her but we had no success.

Sadly this occurs too often.

The dogs have been in the refuge for about 18 months now and are about our biggest dogs but also our most obedient.

Last week we got the fantastic news that Leila was being adopted in Germany. We were delighted as its always harder to re home big dogs. The only downside is that Bruno is going to be devastated without his sister.

We are really trying to find him a home as he should not be in the refuge. He is a big boy and needs exercise. He gets walked nearly every day by our team of volunteers but a loving home is what he needs.

He is about 2 years old, lab cross and castrated.

If you can help please contact us on Facebook TailTorrox or call Gill 633405560 or visit him in the refuge near Axarquia Racing Club Torrox Costa



Burglary Concerns – Help Please

I’m concerned about the burglaries that I hear are happening around Sayalonga Campo area.

Could someone please share more about that?

As a woman living alone it’s quite concerning to hear about these things.

If someone could provide more information that would be greatly appreciated.

In which areas are they happening, how many are they, are they violent, has anyone been harmed etc?

Please share on Digamextra so everyone can get informed.

Thank you,




Anyone for Tennis ?

We are staying in Torrox Costa for the next three weeks.

We were wondering if anyone would like to play a game

or two of mixed doubles?

We have a tennis court in our complex, or we can drive to you.

Please email colin @ tidelines dot co dot uk


Colin & Debbie




Services Needed Optician

Can anyone recommend a good opticians either in Torre del Mar or Velez Malaga, with a good range of glasses. It would also be useful if someone in the shop can speak English?
Please reply by email to Gill.rees @ yahoo.co.uk.



Services Offered
Kind, caring lady looking for position as housekeeper/carer,

experienced, bilingual Spanish/English.

Velez Malaga area.
Contact: Brenda 633639889



Services Needed – Plumber

Plumber to stop drip from the handle of my Groche kitchen mixer tap.
Tel David  678948661  Nerja/ Frigiliana



Recommendations – Thank You

Thank you to those who provided such a large amount of contact information for watch repairers. Kay



Recommendation – Hairdresser

I come to Nerja every year for 2mths and always have my

hair done by Lorraine Brooks of Nerja.


Her prices are very fair and she is an excellent hairdresser ,

friendly and very helpful .




Recommendation – Local Birds

For all those who like to identify the birds they see, there is a book that will assist. Called Birds of Spain it previously appeared written in Spanish but has now been translated into English.

Written by Eduardo de Juana and (beautifully) illustrated by Juan M. Varela

I bought my copy from Amazon es for the price of €15.01 including postage

(and it arrived in less than a week).




What’s On – Charity Quiz

There are still a few tables left for the quiz at Bar Cerezo in Canillas del Albaida on Wednesday. All proceeds go to Action for Animals, so if you can rustle up a team of 4, or if you are a couple wanting to be paired up with somebody else, just let me know. Details are on the poster. Come along for a fun night out and help a very worthwhile cause. Contact Megan on 642199382 or email meganfurniss1 @ gmail.com



What’s On – Mothers Day – El Pilon, Competa

Aire Flamenco will be performing on Sunday 26th March at Restaurante El Pilón in Cómpeta. The performance will start at 4pmafter lunch and there will be party until late in the evening.

Book your table now and enjoy a wonderful night with your family and friends.

For bookings: 952553512

Restaurante El Pilón

Calle Laberinto, 1ómpeta

If you ever need a band for weddings, birthdays or any other celebration, please contact us:

juditroman15 @ gmail dot com



What’s On – Cinema in English-Cinesur – Velez Malaga el Ingenio

A much simpler schedule this week with just one film getting daily screenings, plus five more being shown on Tuesday only.

Logan – Dir. James Mangan. With Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart. Daily 16:30, plus 12:00 on Sat/Sun and 19:20, 22:00 on Tue.

Kong: Skull Island – Dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts. With Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson. Tuesday 14th 17:00, 19:30, 22:00.

Fifty Shades Darker – Dir. James Foley. With Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dorman. Tuesday 14th 19:30.

Gold – Dir. Stephen Gaghan. With Matthew McConaughey, Bryce Dallas Howard. Tuesday 14th 16:45, 19:15, 21:45.

The Healer – Dir. Paco Arango. With Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Camilla Luddington. Tuesday 14th 17:00.

La La Land – Dir. Damien Chazelle. With Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling. Tuesday 14th 17:00.

Many thanks to Doug. Ed



What’s On – Nerja Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tuesday March 14th 2017 Vincent van Gogh in Arles

Casa Cultura, Calle Granada at 6pm

(Tickets only available on the evening from 5pm)

A fully illustrated lecture in English Brian Healey

Sponsored by De Cotta Law

Wednesday 15th March  Midsummer Magic; An introduction to some of the glorious paintings of the Nordic Impressionists of the late 19th Century Casa Cultura, Calle Granada at 11am 

(Tickets only available on the evening from 10.30am)

A Fully illustrated lecture in English by Brian Healey
Sponsored by Currencies Direct

Cloaked for months of the year in snow or mist, it is only in summer that the more benign character of Norway, Denmark and Sweden is revealed, providing the inspiration behind the ravishing paintings of artists such as Kitty Kieland, Anders Zorn, Elif Petersson and Peder Krøyer to name just a few. Often working in small communes, such as at the north Danish coastal village of Skagen these artists adapted the style of impressionism to the limpid light of the Nordic climate, a light which is hauntingly beautiful in the long hours of summer and especially at twilight. Midnight bonfires, moonlit promenades and the midsummer dance are all favourite subjects of these artists who depicted a world of summer stillness and tradition just as it was about to be shattered by the firestorm of World War I.



For Sale Complete Set of Encyclopaedia Britannica

including index for sale at Action for Animals in Cómpeta,

only €20



For Sale Travel Cot with Extra Mattress

35 euros

951066676 (Nerja)



For Sale – 2 Like-New Beds

Can be used together to compose a King size bed or separated for singles.  Metal bases are included for just 50 Euros each or 80 for the pair.
Contact Karan Schreiber
kwschreiber @ yahoo.com



For Sale – Mic Pre amp

Click to enlarge a pic

Gregory design, small, battery op, low noise 26db.

Free to an audio enthusiast.

Collect from Ho Monica area, Nerja.

sjc2714@ gmail dot com



For Sale – Quality Guitar Leads

(see the library of pics at the end of the list – click to enlarge)

Guitar Leads – each 10€.

Ibanez bass guitar tuners (Japanese 80s.) The best !

Brand new / old stock. Not embossed so will suit any


only   50€.

Ibanez  extendable guitar lead.  Japanese

(new old stock)

only   10€.
GOTOH   guitar tuners. various types.   (3 a side)

price.       10€.

Gotoh      guitar tuners.  ( 3 a side )

price.       15€.

Quality bass guitar strings.

price         20€

Guitar slides. Call for a price cos I’ve got different types.

Sets of 5 string Banjo strings   ( Frailing and Bluegrass )


Ibanez and Dunlop picks.   cheap !

Guitar capo for sale. ( quick release type ) brand new.


Many other items for guitarists so it might be worth a

phone call.

Call   The Guitar Angel   627 461 422



For Sale – Food Mixer

Almost new used twice and now no longer needed.
Torrox Costa 687401585


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