DigameXtra No.565 Wednesday April 19th 2017


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Advice & Explanation – DigmeXtra Pictures

Computer files have “extensions”, the little bit after the dot in the file name, that identify the file type. Photos and images come in a variety of extensions. For DigameXtra to publish an image it must be a .jpeg or .jpg type file. For our purposes .jpeg and .jpg are the same thing.

Converting Images to .jpeg in Windows Using Paint Program
Watch this 1 min. video. It is titled “How to Convert PNG to JPG”, but the steps work for changing any photo to .jpg/.jpeg. To open the Paint program click Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, click on Paint.

Converting on a Mac
-Open the photo in Preview.
-Click the File Menu in the in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
-Select Export from the drop-down menu that appears.
-In the box next to Format: click the down arrow and select your new file format.
-Under Export as: rename the photo then click Save.
Tip: For many file types, Mac users can change the file name extension, and the image converts automatically.

Naythan, DigameXtra Tech Support



Services Available – DoctorLaptop’s Tips #60 18Apr17

-Unless you are still running Windows XP or Vista (both obsolete) don’t worry about the recent news headlines regarding Windows hacks being released. Windows7/8/10 users who keep their Windows Updates current are not at risk.

-Windows 7 users are no longer in danger of receiving an unwanted upgrade to Windows 10. Turn auto-updates back on if you have not already done so, as announced in an earlier edition of my “Tips”. If auto-updates has been off for a while expect a large number of new updates, so be patient. After setting Windows Updates to “automatically check for and install updates”, click on Check Now For Updates and leave it running all night. Connect power cable before starting this, never update on battery power.

-You can now also remove the GWX Control Panel program for blocking Windows 10 updates if you installed it. GWX does not need to be “uninstalled” like other programs, simply delete the .exe program file and restart your computer.

-MacBook 2016 owners, your Apple warranty says that it will not cover any “damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions!) performed by anyone who is not a representative of Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.” Apple can use this to deny you warranty repair coverage after 3rd party repairs, resulting in Genius Bar repair charges of hundreds of euros. It’s a shame to find it on the new Macbooks, as previous Apple laptops allowed users to do some light modifications without completely voiding your warranty. Details at:



-My 5th Anniversary Clean&TuneUp Special expires on May 1st. Do it now to avoid problems the coming summer heat can cause.

Happy Computing, Naythan

Contact: mobile 675 993 069 or doctorlaptop@protonmail.com.

Links to my blog, FB, and Twitter:



Services Needed – Internet in Rio Sat Area

I am soon to move to the campo  near Riogordo and am looking for a good internet provider. I have found RioSat but woundered if anyone knew any other providers or have reviews of the service RioSat give? Or if Satalite is a better option for the campo. Thanks for any info.

emma bubble3 @ gmail dot com



Services Available – Legal & Translation Work

High quality translations and impeccable service both in legal and general areas (websites, disclaimers, contracts, books). I provide translation, transcription and voice over services in the following languages: Russian/English/Lithuanian/Polish. Every project is completed within the given deadline.

More than 7 years of experience.

Please contact me:

Email: anastasija.plotnikova @ gmail.com

Phone: +316 2470 6277





Services Available – Teaching Spanish & English

I am offering my services to anyone wanting to learn English or Spanish .

I am an English native but have lived in Spain since I was 3 years old.

I can offer English or Spanish lessons for children and help with homework and


Spoken Spanish or English classes for all ages.

I have four years experience in teaching Spanish children in my home or from theirs.

I have been tutoring English speaking adults for 12 months now and have

many happy clients .

I charge 10 euros per hour, call

Nancy on 679 714 873.



Recommendation Needed – Tiler

We want around 30m2 of floor tiles laying (possibly over the existing tiles which appear sound to me) and wondered if anyone can recommend a decent tiler who might be interested in the job. It’s in Canillas de Albaida.

Many thanks

pkdotm75 @ gmail.com



Recommendation Needed – Sending Parcels to the USA

Does anyone know of a reliable carrier who will transport parcels to the USA from Nerja? Need to post a painting.  1kg weight, size 2.5 ft x 2 ft. x 3 ins.


mariordan at aol dot com



Accommodation Available

1 night accommodation in double room of apartment,

frontline to the sea at Torrox Costa.

45 Euros. Breakfast available at a small supplement.

casaianda at yahoo dot co dot uk



What’s On – Spanish/English Intercambio/Conversation Group.

Are you learning English or Spanish and need the opportunity to practice and listen in the language you are studying?

There is an Intercambio Group every Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm at Bar Paco, Plaza Constitution, Torrox Pueblo.

If you would like the opportunity to practice, please come along for a chance to talk and listen in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

All levels welcome. We hope to see you there.

Verle pronto.

No pierda la oportunidad.

Information – Linda – 627285632.



What’s On – Hello from Comares!

Forget Spring, it seems Summer has arrived with beautiful sunny days and lots of parties!

This Friday we will have our ever popular tapas night and Sunday we pull out all the stops for St George’s Day with a Big BBQ and wonderful live music by the amazing Ella Hillier!

Our award winning craft beer, the Verdiales IPA, is flowing happily from the tap, just what you need on a sunny day….

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!

Call now to book your table: +34 952 95 70 57
Don’t forget your walking boots, because with all the fruit trees blossoming the hills are alive and just begging for you to come for a wander.
Table Mountain Restaurant is in Los Ventorros, Comares.

For directions click here

See you there!



What’s On – Thursday 20th April – Coach Excursion to Gibraltar.  

Why not join Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar and visit Gibraltar, a chance to take a Cable Car to the top of the Rock, see the Unique Barbary Apes.  Visit the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, where you will find the Historic Tunnels dating from 1779-1783 and St. Michael´s Cave.  Both of these have guided tours.  In the town can be seen the Gibraltar Museum, Government House and in the Southern area are key historical sites. All information may be obtained from the Tourist Office, or an excellent alternative way of seeing the sights is by hiring a taxi, whose drivers are very knowledgeable and will explain the interesting, historical life of the Rock.  It is also an opportunity to purchase Duty Free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons Super Market. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre.  Proceeds for fund raising.  Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets)7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.

Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar.  Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740.

Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00.

For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar.
E-mail:  luxmundi @ lux-mundi.org.  Web: www.lux-mundi.org
Tel. 952 543 334. Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards



What’s On – At The Axarquia Racingclub, Torrox Costa

Sunday 23rd April.  The girl’s are back. The fabulous Break The Senses.. This is a quality live band playing rock,pop and more. You won’t be disappointed. Bar open 14:00,live music from 15:00.
The Racingclub is on the main Torrox Costa to Torrox Village road (A-7207). Just look for the orange and black gates. Parking on the opposite side of the road.
Diners requiring a table or to make a reservation contact Luis 654715382.



What’s On Hatha Yoga Classes

Yoga classes for all ages & levels at Centro Shiva Torrox, Torrox Costa!

Just 5 mins from Nerja, easy to find!

Classes for beginners and intermediate and for teenagers now also,

come along and try for yourself the wonderful benefits yoga has to offer.

From backache, anxiety, depression, tension, stress and so many other conditions, yoga can help so many people.

In Hatha yoga we use relaxation, breathing exercises and stretches to help strengthen & rebalance the body and calm the mind.

Please call me Jo Bradley on 0034 606313307 for more info or to book your place. Classes Mon 7pm or Wed11.30am.

Nerja classes coming soon also! I look forward to meeting you.



What’s On – Spring Fayre


What’s on On Monday 24th April at 12.30 The Phoenix Club welcome the Guardia Civil who will be giving a talk on:

  • Crime prevention
  • Current crime
  • True stories
  • Neighbourhood watch
  • Animal cruelty
  • Traffic matters and reporting and dealing with police in Spain
    There will be opportunity for questions and a tapa or two to enjoy, to help with numbers RSVP to Gail.
    Where? Bar La Vega, Torre del Mar
    Monday 24th April Guardia Civil
    Time? 12.30

On Saturday 29th April The Phoenix Club has a trip to the Fuengirola International Day.  La Feria Internacional de Los Pueblos is one of the most anticipated events of the spring on the Costa del Sol. With over 1 million visitors per year, the Fair is a great way to learn about cultures from around the world without leaving the Costa del Sol. The five day cultural festival hosts over 33 countries and will feature music, dance and foods from all over the world. Spanish regions such as: Madrid, Basque Country and Valencia will be represented this year as well.

Entrance to the event is free of charge but there is a small fee for food and drinks at the “casetas” or booths, which are allocated to each of the participating countries. Aside from international food and drink, you can buy all sorts of crafts, clothes, art and souvenirs. Each day the festival starts at 13:00and runs through the night. Be sure to show your spirit by dressing in your own national attire and have fun dancing to international music and celebrating the cultures from around the globe.

Price? €14.50pp

Mini Break to Segovia 11th – 15th October 2017, 5 days, 4 nights

We are planning a trip to Segovia in October with a stop at Aranjuez on the way up and Toledo on the way home.

Aranjuez – a night at the 4* Hotel Palacio de Aranjuez

For centuries, the kings and queens of Spain have chosen to spend the spring months in the Palace of Aranjuez, situated in a low-lying meadow formed by the confluence of the Tagus and Jarama Rivers. Thanks to its vast, stunning gardens, Aranjuez was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in December 2001.

Segovia – 2 nights at the 3* Hotel Acqueducto

Unesco World Heritage–listed Segovia has always had a whiff of legend about it, not least in the myths that the city was founded by Hercules or by the son of Noah. It may also have something to do with the fact that nowhere else in Spain has such a stunning monument to Roman grandeur (the soaring aqueduct) surviving in the heart of a vibrant modern city. Or maybe it’s because art really has imitated life Segovia-style – Walt Disney is said to have modelled Sleeping Beauty’s castle in California’s Disneyland on Segovia’s Alcázar. Whatever it is, the effect is stunning: a magical city of warm terracotta and sandstone hues set amid the rolling hills of Castilla, against the backdrop of the Sierra de Guadarrama.

On the way to Toledo we will be visiting the Valley of the Fallen.

Toledo – a night at the 4* Hotel Don Alfonso

Synagogues, mosques and churches stand together in Toledo’s historic quarter, a testament to the medieval Spanish city’s diverse history. The four towers of The Alcazar, a fortress built in 1085, dominate the skyline. Toledo and its surrounding countryside inspired El Greco, and his paintings are on display in many places around the city, including the museum that bears his name.

Dates:  11th – 15th October 2017

Price: €315pp based on 2 sharing

Single Supplement €115

Price includes Coach fare, Driver’s gratuity, B&B accommodation, Visit to the Valley of the Fallen

Extras:  Visit to El Escorial €10

Deposit €100 non refundable and payable on booking please

Travel insurance is not included

For more information on any of our trips or events call Gail on 951067723, email phoenixsocialclub @ yahoo.co.uk or catch us on the web at www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk.  The Phoenix club is a registered charitable association raising funds for 3 local charities and SSAFA in the UK.  We meet every Tuesday between 12 and 2 at Bar La Vega in Torre del Mar and you can book or pay from 12.15 onwards.  Do pop in and meet us.



Wanted Urgently Property in Los Romanos/Viñueal Areas

British couple living in France looking for house to buy in Los
Romanos/Vinuela with lake/mountain views, 3/4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
pool and parking.  Up to €240 000 immediately available for a fully
legal property. Possibility we can be in the area to view in the next 7
– 14 days.
Contact details:
Judith Fear,
1 Penduobras, 22200 Plouisy, France.
L/L     0033 296 44 43 25
Mob  0033 616 077 342
Int Mob (cheaper to use from one country to another) 0037 281 400 034



For Sale – A Magimix Food Processor type r1

together with many accessories

on offer for 20€
Phone 633976203 or

grahamhgodley at gmail dot com
Situated Canillas de Aceituno



Wanted Fridge-Freezer

I am looking for a fridge freezer, not too bothered about cosmetics

but must work perfectly.

tom 21 hol at gmail dot com



Wanted –  Chainsaw in Good Working Order

Either wanted or best place to buy one.

Torrox area preferred.
Thanks Paul.

ernieno @ hotmail.co.uk



For Sale – Water Heater

100 litre cointra electric water heater for sale, selling after new bathroom fitted, 25 euros.

Puente don manuel area.

Shirleyromero21 at  hotmail dot com



For Sale – Books on Italian Art…

Cudeca, the  cancer charity, has been given some beautiful books on Italian art.

It would be wonderful to sell them as a collection for a donation please, in the region of 30 €

There are 10 hard-backed books in a set, “Masters of Italian Art”, each one on a different artist ::

Brunelleschi, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Ghirlandaio, Giotto, Gozzoli, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca,

Pontormo, Tiepolo.

Plus, 2 hard-backed books : 1 x   Titian,  1 x The Art of the Italian Renaissance – Architecture, Sculpture, Painting & Drawing.

The colour plates are excellent.

Please contact Cudeca volunteer below, to arrange viewing in Nerja

Christina Sinclair
952 52 34 57/687 602 057



For Sale Cajon with carrying case. 

As new, hardly used,

Made by local craftsman.

Lovely mellow tone.
€60. Torrox area.
Tel: 952967547 or 628823456



For Sale – iTunes Cards

2 x €25 iTunes cards.

Given as a present but unable to use because I have a sterling iTunes account.

For sale for €20 each.

Contact Geoff on 695637006, Competa campo.

Can deliver, if necessary!!



Wanted – Tumbler Dryer & Girls Bikes

I am looking for a tumble dryer and bikes for girls aged 12, 9 and 6.
Please reply to:
maryann at smutley .co.uk
Many thanks



Wanted – Second Hand

  1. Outside Cupboard – waterproof, to store boxes of items (kitchen equipment etc)and suitcases, shelving needed.
  2. Shoe Rack, Solid Stand Alone Required
  3. Wine Rack, Any Type
  4. Lounge Cupboard / Storage Unit with Drawers & Shelving, maximum width 80cms

Email :    the whites 1950 @ live.co.uk (please remember to remove the spaces)

J White


For Sale – Tp-Link Wifi Router


635864866 Torrox




For Sale – Lenovo x300 Thinkpad Laptop

It’s very lightweight but powerful and runs Windows 10 and OpenOffice.

60GB HDD, DVD R/W, webcam, 3 x USB ports,

VGA & Ethernet ports. Wifi & BT.

Only €110

Contact: kparnell888 @ gmail.com


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