DigameXtra No.594 Thursday May 18th 2017

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Urgent – 2 Pups Need a Home

This is an urgent appeal for two young Alsatian cross pups who need a new home.  They turned up in the garden of an older couple in the Torrox/Nerja campo last week.

Unfortunately, the couple are in their 70s and cannot cope with these youngsters.  To compound matters their house is up for sale so the garden cannot be a long term sanctuary for these waifs.

They are both lovely, 2-3 month, old males who are a little shy but good natured.  If you could take in one or both of they little guys please call

Trish at 699 507 862.



Lost Dog in Benamocarra – Please Help

This young Lab pup cross was lost in the Benomacarra area this week by a young Spanish lad called Sergio.

The pup is called Chase and Sergio can be contacted at 617 118 154.

He is really anxious to find his pup again.



Urgent – Loan of baby car seat

Does anyone have a car seat suitable for a 10k infant who is visiting now, staying 8 more days?

She’s a little 5 month-old and we need her to be safe!

I am based in Torrox, but will travel to collect.

Any well equipped grand-parents or parents between infants who would kindly care to loan (or hire) this item, please phone me on 633515210

or email clarondene @ gmail.com. Thanks again, Digameland! Alison



Missing Parasol

Sunday 16th of April there had been a music afternoon at the little plaza behind the Town hall and next to bar El Recreo in Competa, during the Art Walk. I lent out my parasol and stand, and it was there to protect the musicians against the bright sun.   Unfortunately nobody took care of it after the show or brought it back to my place. And it was there for days unfolded.

Both, the people of bar Fernand and the people in the Town hall did see it, but nobody took action. Until I last week I realized I missed mine. Asked them and looked for it in the Salon de Actos and Bar Fernand, but it did not bring the solution. The parasol and its stand has gone, lost.

Maybe somebody picked it up and is so honest to bring it back to me?

Or maybe somebody knows where is has gone?

On the picture another one as an example of how it looked like. The concrete stand was of a round shape.

Please let me know if you know more about it, because it is a pity to just loose my things in this way.

If anybody has a good second hand one for sale, you can also contact me.

Thank you,

Kind regards,


lieuwkeloth @ hotmail dot com



Animal Charity Seeking Materials

Tail Torrox is working to improve and repair kennels at our refuge.

If anyone has materials such as sand and cement or metal surplus to requirements, please contact Sue on 629501173 or

email susanasherbs @ hotmail.com.

We can collect

Thank you



Services Needed – French Teacher Needed

I would like to get a B1 certificate.

I’m Spanish but I speak good English

The class could also be in French.

At the moment, I’m having classes in an academy in Torre del Mar

but I would like to find a teacher nearer to where I live. (Competa)

I have my own book for learning, which I’m using at the academy

and I’d like to continue with it.

Please, send information to

juditroman15 at gmail dot com



Services Available – Laundry Service

We offer a laundry service for bed linen and towels for holiday rentals and private individuals

Easy parking

Close to Capistrano Village in Nerja

Please email for prices;

info @ diamondpropertiesnerja.com

Or call: 655 663572



Recommendation – Maintenance & Painting

Would like to recommend Nik Ashford of Arenas who offers general maintenance, painting and will travel over a wide area

He has just done an excellent job painting the high ceilings of

our finca at a very reasonable cost.

Contact him – Email: nikash2 at hotmail.com




Recommendation – Gardening and Campo Work Services

Samuel comes highly recommended for all aspects of gardening and campo work.  From clearing, strimming, spraying, tree felling & pruning and fruit harvesting.

He has all professional equipment,  including strimmers and chainsaws etc, and is an incredibly hard worker at excellent rates.

To contact him direct (Spanish speaking only), call Samuel on 628 441 205

or call/whatsapp Phil (English) on 657 149 712 or email phillymc @ fastmail.fm

(Recommendations from happy clients available on past Digamextra editions).



What’s On – Open Gardens Charity Weekend in La Alpujarra

We are opening 3 amazing gardens for the weekend of 27th/28th May

to raise money for local charities.

As well as the gardens there will be crafts food, drink music and

much more for you to enjoy.

All gardens are open from 10am-7pm   Saturday & Sunday.

For details contact sue @ nevadanaturales com or call 689 033 810

We look forward to seeing you all – Sue & Pete Rodgers



 What’s On – Juke Box Bandits

Hi folks, Jukebox Bandits are playing live on the terrace at

Restaurante Maria at the Hotel Balcon in Competa this coming

Sunday 20th May.

The funs starts at 8.00pm. Call 952 553662 for a table (English spoken).

Hope to see you there

Rod, Ian, Marsh, Ken & Mitch

Jukebox Bandits

For all future gigs and to join our mailing list go to: www.jukeboxbandits.com




What’s On – at Finca Las Sierras 

Join us Sunday 21 of may for a € 22,50 4-course lazy Sunday lunch.

Together with our Belgian Chef we will be preparing a variety of culinary dishes. Tapas and welcome Cava from the house.

Menu starts at 14:00.

Reservations are highly recommended (max. 24 covers).

Please make a reservation through info @ fincalassierras.com or ring/Whatsapp on 60343 0559 with your name and a mobile contact number.

Or just call now to book your table: +34 6 0343 0559

For directions: where the A-7206 meets the A-7207 take the ending road next to the bronze donkey and man statue!

Thanks, and if you have any questions please let us know, we hope to see you at our Finca,

Wilco & Manon



What’s On –TAIL Quiz

Tickets are still available for the Tail Quiz Night to be held at Lew’s Fish Bar, Torrox Costa on Monday 22nd April 7.00pm for 7.30. They are 8 euros including Fish/Pie and chips on sale at both Tail shops and at Lew’s. Or telephone Lew’s on 952532633 or Jean 629469445.



What’s On – Games Afternoon – Fridays

At Puerto Blanco Chine’s Bar Cafe Caleta de Velez

meeting every Friday from 11.30am onwards.

Do come along and join us…we would love to meet you all Ladies and Gents

We Play Scrabble, Crib, Rummykub, Mah Jong and loads more

Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us

Chine’s do  a great mix of Snacks and meals or you can

join us for lunch in the Eclipse next door

You don’t have to commit to come every week – just a casual get together of like minded friends and if you have a game to bring – even better.

For details email madpip @ hotmail.co.uk



What’s On – at the Down Under bar- Torrox Costa

Thursdays- Burgers 2 euros, Football, Music, Drinks and fun

Fridays- Music, Football, Drinks and more fun

Saturday- Party night and Karaoke with Kirsty Townsend

Music, Food, Drinks, laughter, fun- Football/Sports as well during the day.

(People dressed in costumes get free drinks)

Sunday- Chill out day with Music, Sports, Drinks and people

Food served all day and night. Better than the best burgers in Torrox Costa.

Ice cold Fosters, Spitfire, Stella and Strongbow on tap

Avenida Europa 80 Bajo, Torrox Costa




What’s On – Phoenix Club

Ronda Romantica Feria Saturday 27th May

During the three day festivities, locals and visitors are taken on a voyage of discovery to 19th century Spain, a time of bandits, muleteers and romantic travellers.  Hundreds of locals from Ronda and the surrounding towns and villages participate in this unique recreation of 19th century life in this stunning part of Andalucia.

Dressed in typical clothes and garments of the time, these colourful characters take part in a historical street parade and representations of different historic events. The sound and smell of gunpowder, artisans markets and equestrian exhibitions are just some of experiences enjoyed by visitors during the celebrations.

The locals also spend hours decorating the streets and shop windows of the city with colourful and eye-catching flowers, plants and banners, transforming Ronda into the most romantic of destinations.

Another of the unquestionable stars of the event are the horses which are also dressed in stunning attire, typical of the 19th century, and their elegant riders also wearing their traditional garments.

Price?  €20pp

Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 11.30 and return from Ronda at 22.30

Trip to Gibraltar – Friday 9th June

The Phoenix Club are off on their next shopping trip to Gibraltar on Friday the 9th June and we have a few seats still available.

We have pick ups at at the A1 Garden Centre, Torre del Mar bus station and finally at Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30.  The bus is parked in Morrisons car park and we leave Gibraltar at 16.30.  Due to visa restrictions on entering Gibraltar, please advise if you are a non EU citizen when you book.  Also it is important to remember to bring with you your EHIC card, just in case, and passports are essential.  On the way to Gibraltar we stop to spend a penny and for coffee.

We would greatly appreciate if payment was made before the journey.

The price?  €12pp includes a €1 gratuity for the driver.  Children under 12 can join us for 1/2 price.   Still the best value on the coast!
Early booking is recommended if you like a particular place, as seat numbers are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Plenty to see in Gibraltar apart from the shopping!

Trip to El Chorro by train – Friday 23rd June

Come and join us on a train trip to El Chorro and then onto to the fabulous Ardales lakes by coach where we have lunch.

We take the coach to Malaga station where we board the train for El Chorro.  On arrival, there is time to have a chukka around to view the fabulous Camino del Rey, a quick coffee then off to the lakes. There is an opportunity to walk through the King’s Tunnel, to view El Chorro from a different perspective.  Comfy shoes, a torch and hats a must.

Price? €24pp includes train and coach fare and driver’s gratuity but lunch at the lakes is an extra. Menu del Dia extremely good value.

Depart Algarrobo Lidl 0800 and returning at 16.30

Fuengirola Medieval Market 18th August

The event is unique in Spain, as it takes place within an authentic Arab fortress of the time. Sohail Castle in Fuengirola, a restored Moorish fortress and converted into a auditorium which hosts a variety of musical events during the summer months, has been for some years the perfect setting for the celebration of the Medieval Market in Fuengirola.

At this market you can find all kinds of products and activities that make the visit a time travel to the time of the bards, the craft guildstraditional gastronomy, etc.  Workshops for claybreadleather,toysjewelry and woodwork will allow visitors to see how they made those products, without industrial action, in ancient times.  Other attractions are archerydonkey rideswitches, fortune-tellersstilts,storytellers, children’s gamesjugglingcostumes of the time  and street theatre.

This market in Fuengirola Sohail Castle is considered to be one of the best in Spain because of its location.

Courtesy of Malaga Web

Price? €14.50 pp includes coach fare and driver’s gratuity

Depart Algarrbo Lidl at 17.30 returning at 23.30 from Fuengirola

For more information on any of our trips or events call Gail on 951067723, emailphoenixsocialclub@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 at Bar La Vega in Torre del Mar and you can book or pay from 12.15 onwards.  Do pop in and meet us.  The bar is just behind the Repsol petrol station on the way out of Torre towards Malaga.


For Sale – Composted Horse Manure

Ecological gardening with great benefits!

Composted horse manure will provide the much needed fibre mulch for the ongoing health of both the soil and the plants growing in it. Aside from the natural, slow release nutrients of the horse manure itself, the earth will benefit from the humus, which keeps the soil lighter, preserves moisture content and acts as a storehouse for nitrogen, which plants need to produce the protiens required for green stems, strong roots and lots of leaves.

Bagged in sturdy sacks holding approximately 25L.

6 euros each.

Don’t hesitate too long as supplies are limited!

Located in Algarrobo (pueblo) – arrangements to be made in advance for pick up.

Delivery between Nerja/Competa/Torre Del Mar/Lac Vinuela – an additional 5 euros to cover fuel expense.

Contact: Ellen

email: ellen.amos@hotmail.com   mobile: +34 642 464 801



For Sale – Churchill crockery

25.00 euros. In good condition.

Contact 666991041



Wanted – Parasol

I am looking for a parasol in good condition with or without base.

Email details with price, size and pictures to

jmainwood01 @ gmail. com (without the spaces)



For Sale – Couch & Wall Units  

Comfortable 3-seater couch

vgc – 95€.

Swivel armchair – 35€.

Buy them both for 120€.

Brown wall unit


Light coloured wall unit (TV inc) +shelf unit

Brown wall unit


Buyer to collect.

Maria – 681 692 007



For Sale – Fire Guard & Wheelchair

Black fire guard 67cm x 55cm in very good condition

20.00 euros.

Wheelchair, very little use

85.00 euros.

Contact 666991041



For Sale –  Chevrolet Car- car (Reduced!)

I purchased it direct from Chevrolet UK in January 2009 with only 261 miles on the clock.

I drove it to Antequera in January 2009 and it was

re registered onto Spanish plates as 3054GNK.

I have been the only owner and driver and have driven 116,500 miles

throughout Spain.

It has been regularly maintained by my local trusted Spanish

mechanic in Mollina for the last 7 years.

Brief description—–  Chevrolet Captiva LT model.

2 litre diesel . Right hand drive. Very economical.

Dark green colour with black trim. Alloy wheels.

Grey / black interior, in immaculate condition.

Air conditioning . Radio / CD player .

All electric windows. Auto dip rear view mirror. Electric wing

mirrors.  Leather multi function steering wheel.

ABS system . Descent control .ESP traction control.

Underfloor storage compartments in boot area and

rear luggage compartment spring loaded cover for

security. Alarm system.

Front and rear fog lights.  Emergency spare wheel.

ITV until September 2018–no issues at last test.

No one has ever smoked in my car, either driver or passengers.

Although tyres are in good condition , I will be having a new set fitted before sale ( at a included cost of 520 euros ).

For further details and photos please call me on

0044 ( 0 ) 7754 665850 or 0044 ( 0 ) 7800 804127

or email     davidknight886@gmail.com

Reduced price is €6550



For Sale Blow Torch & Wheel barrow  

Blow torch together with regulator. and old wheel barrow ( needs tube)

25 euros

678948661 Nerja/ Frigiliana



For Sale – TV

Samsung DVT Monitor 18 inch screen
Call 722147201 Competa area



For Sale – Technomate TM-F3/5
TV box

Call 622147201



For Sale – Pine Chest, Chairs, Parasol

Pine Chest 110 Wide x 45 Deep x 60 High

25 Euros

Large Pine High Back Captains chairs

1 x Varnished and 1 x Painted chalk white

15 Euros each
Sun Shade – Green 3 Mtr Diameter

10 Euros

Situated in Caleta de Velez

Please contact Steve at

fincalospinos  @  msn.com  ( no gaps )

or call 610 39 22 94



For Sale – Caravan 

Ace 4 birth caravan complete with open awning, heater,

cooker hob, air conditioner unit, plus many more extras.

Price 1200€ o.n.o for more detail please.

phone 952115296. 604350683



For Sale – Food Processor, Cushions & Mirrors

Iona food processor with attachments and booklet.

30 euros

2 sun loungers cushions hardly used.

20 euros the 2.

2 large ornate mirrors 40 in x 28 in

30euros each

Puente don Manuel area

Shirley  romero 21 at hotmail dot com  634408133


Ransomware Update – The Threat Continues, by DoctorLaptop
Despite what you may have heard about a solution found to stop the recent ransomware attacks the threat is not gone. Be sure you have protected your computers. A new wave of attacks has begun and we should expect several more waves of attacks in coming months. The new attacks don’t only encrypt your data like classic ransomware. Instead some hijack your system and run hacker programs hidden in the background while your computer is on. This is known in tech jargon as turning your computer into a “bot”. As a result your computer gets slow and all your data and info are exposed. Hackers use armies of bots to accomplish hacking schemes that require massive numbers of computers focused on a task, such as doing “denial of service attacks” and “mining” crypto-currency. To prevent bot activity on your computer be sure “heuristic analysis” is enabled in your anti-virus program settings. Heuristic analysis is a method employed by many computer antivirus programs designed to detect previously unknown computer viruses, as well as new variants of viruses already in the “wild”. Read this article regarding the current threats for an explanation in easy to understand terms.


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