Digamextra No. 539 Thursday March 23rd 2017   

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 Abandoned Dogs Awaiting Homes Please 

These gorgeous puppies are looking for a forever loving home. They were found abandoned and taken in by CAS (Costa Animal Society in Nerja) we are currently taking care of them at Weston Kennels and Cattery and trying to find them nice new homes which they deserve, as they are so sweet. If you are interested or if you know of anybody who may want to adopt one of these little darlings please contact Lucy & Terry Weston on 951 240 859 or 693 545 989 (We also have WhatsApp)

E-mail: terrygweston @ yahoo . com



Last Minute Dog Sitting Request

I had planned to travel to UK today, Thursday, evening returning Monday night late, but at the last moment have no-one to take care of my dogs.

They do not do well in kennels.

I had a huge response when I asked for help for this trip about a month ago but can’t trace the replies. I wonder if there is anyone available to have two small dogs, preferably at their house, or stay at mine?

They are unused to being left indoors for more than 2 hours at a stretch, love to come out in the car, and need at least 1 walk a day (usually off-lead with me).

I would be very grateful for any ‘leads’ (!!) even at this late stage. I really am reluctant to cancel this trip for family reasons.

633515210 clarondene @ gmail . com Alison





Reference non renewal – I have been on Padron for 25 years but every two years have to check that I am still registered.  I think it is to keep the information up to date and a bit like pensions confirm that I have not dropped off the mortal coil………..some councils might do a 5 year check……….Spanish life varies a great deal from town to town and province to province.  Joan


Whilst yesterdays post by Sid is technically correct, it begs the question ” Why would you not sign on the Padron” ?

It is true that the money each Town Hall receives is partly based on the number of citizens registered on the Padron, but this isn’t a subsidy, its an economic necessity.

It helps provide many of the local services, healthcare, schools, libraries, and importantly for property owners, police and fire services.

I am sure that many readers of Digamextra have heard of the many recent burglaries in the area (around Competa), and the fires that often occur during the summer months.

Without the money generated by being on the Padron, many of these services would be reduced.

The money received also goes towards looking after the beaches, the roadsides and roundabouts, and keeping these tidy is to everyone’s benefit.

You will also need a Padron document to register a car.

I would urge every property owner to register even if they don’t live here full time.

Steve, Caleta


In reference to Sidney.

Read Article 16. It clearly says resident card, or non resident card holders.

Article 15 does not mention non residents cannot register.

If you are resident, or non resident, and living in accommodation, you are paying for utilities and bin rubbish removal. This entitles you to register at the local municipality.

In the case of non residents, they need a copy of their passport, besides copies of rental agreement/deeds, NIE.



The recent article posted says that there is no longer a requirement to ‘renew’ registration on the padron every 5 years.

I understand that there never has been a requirement to do so. Agree some town halls make up their own rules and maybe they might just be confusing the issue with non EU residents.

May I share the following information with you please permission has been given by Myra to do so.

More information for your readers.


Regards Su



Help! Water Marks!

I have just found a bad water mark/heat mark on the wooden surface of our breakfast bar. Do any of you clever people know any product that may remove this? All replies most gratefully received.

Brenda Lee casaianda @ yahoo.co.uk or tel. 609777430



Lost in the Past Week

Swan Divers watch. Blue strap.Blue face, day date.

Please call with any information. Thanx in anticipation.

Lost in…..Torrox Costa. Acebuchal area




Services Needed Looking for Web designer – PHP

I am look for someone to help me with some updates and

small changes to my PHP web site.

Please contact Denise on 618 295 063



Services Available Spanish TV

For anyone interested who perhaps can’t pick up a Spanish signal on their TV, there is an App for watching the main Spanish TV channels. Just search for España TDT in the App Store.

Nigel B



Recommendation Needed Please – Flamenco

We are in Archez with some Guests who would love to go and watch some Flamenco….within a half hour drive if possible?

Many thanks!


karenhaigh @ mac . com



Recommendation Needed Please –

We are in need of a Management Company to take care of our house through the season

(inc an Easter booking) with the changeover of Guests, to include cleaning, laundry, pool,

watering the plants and Meet/Greet.

Would appreciate it if you can pass on contacts for tried and tested people!

Many thanks

karenhaigh @ mac . com



What’s On Friday – Pavo Real, Torrox Road 



What’s On – Torrox School of Fine Art. Spring Expo….

Dynamic Figurative Art Work.

English Painter & Teacher, Hilary Mullany.

Dutch Painter, Coby Bloemsma.

English Painter, Jill Carrott.

German Painter, Simone Wiener.

English Painter, Elspeth Jenkins.

Scottish Painter, Janice Galloway.

Galeria Centro, San Antonio, Competa.

Inauguration, Saturday 25th March, 12.00 noon.

The Expo continues. March 25/ April 08

Galeria opening times, 11.00/14.00.

Further info…Hilary. 610 738 210.



What’s On – Lux Mundi Event




What’s On – New book available in Cómpeta & Viveros Algarrobo

Books available by local author

1) John Hardy will be selling signed copies of his books at the Springfest this Saturday 25th March at Viveros Algarrobo Garden Centre 10 – 5 (Carretera from Vélez to Viñuela, Km. 39). All the books will be available, including the new one ‘Sedella – the story of a Spanish village’, plus ‘Malaga Mysteries’, plus some books translated into German and Spanish. A signed copy makes an unusual gift!

2) Marco Polo in Cómpeta is now stocking the newest book, ‘Sedella’, plus all the other books in English.

Signed copies are also available directly from John in Sedella.

Email wendy.sedella @ hotmail.com to arrange this.

For more information on all books, visit www.johnhardybooks.com



What’s On – Artisan Market in Comares, Sunday 26th of March

What a lovely week we are going to have with all the flowers in bloom and some wonderful events!

Starting on Friday with our weekly Tapas Night!

Saturday from 21.30 we have a performance by the great Flamenco Guitarist Luis Molero! Here’s a video of the great man performing: https://youtu.be/hLdLr9MSIQQ

Sunday we have our popular Artisan Market: Brocante, homemade chocolates, organic cheese, jams and chutneys, Bonsai trees, art, ceramics, jewellery… And it looks as if the Weather Gods are with us, as they are predicting sunny skies for Sunday!

Starts at 12.00 – 17.00 and we are having a lovely Barbecue and live music by very talented Ella Hillier!

Stalls are free.

If you don’t feel like driving back down, why not spend the night? We have a special introductory offer on our new apartment, next door to the restaurant: three course dinner for 2 AND a night in our wonderful apartment for only 90 euros.

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

To avoid disappointment, please do give us a call if you are coming with a group or coming from far away because we do get very busy!

Table Mountain Restaurant is in Los Ventorros, Comares.

For directions click here



What’s On – Desert Odyssey Tour

May 2017…15th-26th

Places available.
This is not a fly in and out tour…

On our tours you become a traveller not a tourist.

You will be taken on a magical journey through the best of Morocco including hidden gems that are off the tourist trail.

We help you make memories and experience the hospitality without the hassle. We have done the work over many years of discovering this diverse and fascinating land so that you do not have to…just pack a bag,….

www.hiddenmoroccotours.com for more info.

Kritzlynn Al-Taib



What’s On – Garage Sale

We are having a major clear out of house and garage . . . .

Pictures, Prints, Books, CDs, Tools, Odds and Sods, Rusty nails etc.

This will happen in Alcaucin on Saturday 25th March at 11:00

Those interested please phone 682737240 for further details re. location, and invitation to view.





For Sale – 3 Seater White Sofa

(Ikea model Ektorp €329)  feather filled cushions.

All covers removable and washing machine washable.
218cm wide x 88cm high.

No stains but covers need putting in the washing machine.

Price €100 ono. Must be sold

Torrox campo very easy access 5 mins from pueblo.

Buyer collects. Telephone 951067724

email helengraziano @ outlookdotcom



For Sale – X Box 1, 500 GB

Comes with:
1 controller
EA Access
Internet explorer App
Assassins Creed game
Grand theft auto 5
All of these are downloaded to the Xbox and are on the drive.
Selling on behalf of my Son due to relocation but in great condition.
275€ ONO
Rachel Barnett



For Sale Satellite Dish 

Golden Media Diseqc1.2 Motor drive 50 – 120cm satellite dish.
Compatible with all Diseqc 1.2 receivers.
80cm Satellite dish +Universal High Gain LNB
2.4m Galvanised steel mounting pole, ground or wall mount. Email me for info regarding available programs and networks.

€30.00. Comares area. dkamper50 @ hotmail.com



For Sale – Brand New, Sealed Diono Dreamliner Baby Bassinet

Diono Dreamliner travel bassinet for newborn

Product Description

  • For infants up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg) or when infant begins to push up on hands and knees. Dimensions: 67cm x 52cm x 80cm
  • Strong, lightweight frame takes up minimal space and ensures easy portability
  • Fabric sides with large mesh panels for breathability and ventilation, unique rotating joint enables super quick fold and unfold
  • Includes extra shade and insect net which conveniently stores inside the canopy, and carry bag with travel strap for when you are on the go
  • Premium mattress,durability and long wear, water resistant, Removable cover is machine washable

Product Description

The Diono Dreamliner™ Travel Bassinet – Red is a true home away from home. For infants up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg) or when infant begins to push up on hands and knees. Deep bassinet with premium mattress suitable for sleeping at home or away. It sleeps like a traditional bassinet so it can be used at home, but is perfect for those little adventures like visiting family or for bigger holidays away from home. Unique rotating joint enables super quick fold and unfold. Multi-position hinged canopy creates a cozy sleep space. Dimensions L 31.5″ x W 20.5″ x H 26″ (80 cm x 52 cm x 66 cm).

Box Contains

1 x Dreamliner Bassinet
1 x instructions


Torrox Pueblo.    Mariordan @ aol dot com



For Sale – Sewing Machine & Rug 

Vintage SINGER 427 Sewing Machine
Still works !!!

Goatskin Rug/Wall Hanging
Length (incl.tail) : 124 cm (approx)
Width (across middle) : 62.5 cm (approx)
Lake Vinuela Area
Please contact : lenovamagee @ gmail.com / 677837724



Free Table and Chair

Table: handmade table, extremely sturdy, would make a great workbench, if the surface is redone it could also make a nice table for inside the house, not dis-assembled, so need to take it as is. If no takers then it goes in the burn pile, but that seems a waste to me so thought I’d try this first.

Chair: came as part of a set with some couches, but don’t need it and using up space. Material is in great shape, no holes or rips or tears that I’m aware of. Has been re-oiled a few times to keep the leather soft and has rarely been sat in.

Both table and chair are free to whomever is willing to come to my house to take them away. I live just south of the town of Molvizar (just north of Salobrena). Note – access road requires either a 4×4 or a car with a bit of ground clearance.

Please email me at jefferson70 @ yahoo.com or text me at 634 341 751 for more info. Thanks


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