DigameXtra No.601  Thursday May 25th 2017 

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Labrardor Needs New Home

Hendrik is still looking for a new home.  He is a 9 year old chocolate labrador and has been with us for the last two years.  He is fully vaccinated and chipped/registered in Spain. Henny is great with cats , other dogs and children. Unfortunately due to having to travel with work we are unable to keep him.

Irish kennel club name Brave Rover.

If you feel you could give him a permanent home please contact Brenda/Kieran brenda.higgins21 @ gmail.com or phone 633639889



Recruitment for Choir

Do you like singing?  Would you like to join a choir?

We are inviting new singers to become members of the local, long-established choir, Coral Coraxalia under the leadership of Eusebio Pita.

Great, friendly atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances and concerts, social events, possible touring, etc.

Rehearsals Thursdays 17.30 – 20.00 in the Casa Cultura

on the main A7205 road at Viñuela village.  Plenty of free parking opposite .  Come along to a rehearsal and hear us and decide if you’d like to join us!

For more information call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish.
From Torre Del Mar.  From the motorway Junction 272, take the A356  towards the mountains.   At Junction KM38 at the end of the bridge,, turn right to Las Gómez, La Viñuela, A7205.  Left at t-junction towards Viñuela.  Go through the village of Las Gómez and on a right hand bend just after KM 2, you will see a clearing where you can park your car just before a new roundabout.  Opposite this are two white single storey buildings and we rehearse in La Casa Cultura at 5.30 to 8.00.   10 mins. Drive max.  or approaching from  Puente Don Manuel, take A7205 which bypasses Viñuela village and right at the end of the village at the new roundabout, you’ll see two white single storey buildings on the right and nearby is an earth parking area next to a chain link fence.  Park here.

Ring and let us know if you are coming and we will bring some spare music.




…..to everyone who responded to my search for Kennedy’s number, so many people got in touch I am overwhelmed – the world is not such a bad place!

Thanks also to Jane for her continuing hard work putting Digamextra together.




Services Available- Van Going to UK 

We have some space available on the van leaving this weekend for Uk
Please contact dashundtransport @ gmail.com
Or telephone Andrew 686322328 for a quote



Services NeededShort Term Car Storage
I have friends coming out to Spain for 7/8weeks in July, they are looking for inside storage for their car Hyundai estate for that period.

Does anyone have a facility to help details price etc to

robbers1551 @ gmail.com



Services Needed Pool Maintenance Wanted

I am looking for someone to manage my swimming pool for me.

The person either needs to be well versed in pool maintenance

or be prepared to be taught.

My Spanish is basic so it is important that the person is a very good English speaker as communication will be important.

I have an 8×4 pool and my house is near the Competa Torrox road in the area around the Pavo.

If you are interested please contact me at john8462485 @ gmail.com giving your charges and experience with pool maintenance



Services Available PC Repairs

PC, Laptop, Tablet – Software Repairs and Maintenance.

Do you have a Windows system that has become unstable, sluggish, or particular programs no longer function correctly or as smoothly as they used to? You may have corrupted software or you may have caught a virus or some other infection and these can often be a nightmare to remove.

Your system may require a thorough health check.

I can provide a complete Windows overhaul, including a virus and malware cleansing service.

I live in Torrox Costa but can travel any reasonable distance.

Please call Steve for advice or assistance: 634347055 or

Email: sfmay @ hotmail.com



Services Needed – Spanish Teacher

A native Spanish speaker with a good command of English to teach conversation Spanish to 2 adults. Also to teach and help with Spanish homework for two boys 8 and 12 years old. A younger person to relate to them would be good.

If possible.

Nerja / Frigiliana area please

Benjyevans45 at gmail dot com



Recommendation Needed– Dance Classes

Can anyone recommend a dance class.

Not fixed on any style, but need beginners level.
I am in Torrox Costa but I have transport.
Please reply to Digamextra –  others may be interested.
Many thanks



Rental Needed – For Adult Student

Looking for student accommodation for an (adult) IT student at Jorge Guillen Torrox.

He works part time in a bar at El Morche and is clean living (no smoking, drink or drugs!).

The requirement is just for a room with a desk and a bed, Wi-Fi facilities (important for his studies), shared bathroom/kitchen facilities.

Proximity to Torrox and El Morche is important as he depends on public transport.

If it helps, he speaks fluent Spanish as well as English.

Please reply to me in the first place if you have a spare room and

would welcome extra income, or if you know of anyone who can provide this

type of accommodation.

Thanks in advance,


vitruvianman @ outlook . es (remove spaces and note the .es suffix)



What’s onGames Afternoon – Fridays

Its that time of the week again

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 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. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail:  luxmundi @ lux-mundi.org.  Web: www.lux-mundi.org

Wednesday 31st May – Quiz Night. Please come and enjoy our Quiz Night at the Centre.  Team up with friends and pit your wits in this fun quiz.  A light hearted evening which includes supper and a drink.  Bar available and there will be a prize for the winning team!  Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre.  Proceeds to fund raising.  Time 18.00pm for 18.30pm.

Patricia Rothwell,

Press Officer,

Tel.  952 513 531



What’s on – at Finca Las Sierras 

Join us Sunday 28 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. 20 couvers).

Please make a reservation through info @ fincalassierras.com

or ring/Whatsapp on 6 0343 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 & Mano



Whats 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, 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 – The Phoenix Club

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

Trip to Gibraltar – Friday 7th July

The Phoenix Club are off on their next shopping trip to Gibraltar on Friday the 7th July.

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!

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 guilds, traditional gastronomy, etc.

Workshops for clay, bread, leather, toys, jewelry and woodwork will allow visitors to see how they made those products, without industrial action, in ancient times.

Other attractions are archery, donkey rides, witches, fortune-tellers, stilts, storytellers, children’s games, juggling, costumes 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

Segovia – 11th – 15th October 2017

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.

The Royal Palace of Aranjuez

In 1561, Philip II, echoing a previous plan drafted by his father emperor Charles V, ordered the old Aranjuez residence to be replaced with a new building which was the precursor of the present Royal Palace. In 1715, Philip V continued with the construction and built the entire structure that presently makes up the main body of the palace. Between 1660 and 1665, it was affected by serious fires and Fernando VI undertook its reconstruction. During the reign of Charles III two side wings, which make up the western part of the building, were added, thus reflecting the taste for French things at the time. Its decor combines Rococo, Elizabethan, Chinese and Moorish motifs. Its restoration was completed last year after ten years of building works.

The Old Quarter

The Old Quarter of Aranjuez has been declared a Historic Artistic Monument as it is a unique example of Baroque town planning. Designed in 1747 by Giacomo Bonavia, from its very beginning it was set to be a noble area that would house buildings of a dignified construction. Its impressive houses with courtyards, domes, mansions, convents, balconies, squares and spacious streets are testimony of four centuries of history.

The Gardens

The gardens that surround it were planned, built and decorated for centuries with the same refinement and care as the building of the Royal Palace. Using Versailles as a model, the idea was to control nature in order to turn the garden into yet another room of the palace. The Jardín de la Isla boasts extensive woodlands, grand avenues and numerous stone and marble fountains devoted to characters and scenes from Greek mythology. On the other side, lies the Jardín del Parterre, famous for its abundant and diverse display of flowers. The Jardín del Príncipe, the largest of all, features broad walkways and a great variety of species of trees.

Continuing on to the end we come to the Casa del Labrador, one of the most splendid buildings of the Bourbon Dynasty. Very close to the jetty stands the Falúas Museum, where one can see the luxurious vessels which sailed on the Tagus and belonged to Charles IV, Ferdinand VII and Alfonso XII.

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 Vallley 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: €310pp 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

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.



For Sale – 6 chairs

good condition

50 euros
Archez contact no 616731706



For Sale – Headboard & Mirror

Honey pine headboard for a double bed –


Slimline mirror with blue edging and 2 electric lights.

70cms X 9cms. Perfect condition –

Velez Malaga area.
Email: Gill.rees @ yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 671 236 656



For Sale – Wooden table and 4 chairs

Needs some attention – 25€

Buyer to collect

Maria – 681 692 007



Wanted – Cheap car.

Body work not of great importance.

But must be on Spanish plates and be a reliable run around.

Not needed until Aug.

If any one is selling or can point me in the right direction that would be great.   Please  email tearoomangie @ gmail.com



For sale – Portable Beauclaire gas barbecue.

Butane or propane.  Perfect for camping and caravanning. Griddle ridged on one side and flat on the other. Includes paella pan and case. 30€.

Gill Sharples, Torre del Mar.

gsharples @ gmail.com (remove spaces)

Phone or whatsapp 608 96 96 26



For Sale – Lacie 319 lcd monitor with hood 


LaCie 319 LCD Monitor. 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 various items  

Electric chain saw Florabest – little used and in good working order

(chain oil included) –

20 euros

2x IKEA teak dining chairs with detachable cream covers good condition

20 euros each

2x large Greek style table lamps good condition –

12 euros each

Crown Durcal dressing table set –

25 euros

Labtec wireless keyboard and mouse for Windows pc (with installation disc)

10 euros


sueabrown @ hotmail. com (no spaces)



For Sale – 3X3 metre Beige Gazebo roof  

Brand new 3×3 Meters high quality replacement roof for pavilion/gazebo made of premium 200g oxford fabric
Thicken top fabric and high density contribute to wear resistant and hard to tear apart
Fits most standard wooden and aluminium pavilion/gazebo in the size of 3×3 meters
Sun proof roof provides shelter for you in the hot days
Roof only, frame and side panels not included
Easy to mount via magic tape fasteners
G.W.: 2.3 Kg/5.07 Lb
Material: 200g Oxford Fabric
Size: 300 x 300 cm /118” x 118″
Height: 84 cm/33”
Side Height: 19 cm/7.5”
Color: Beige
Bought in error from UK, cost £45.00 will sell for €35.00
Puente don Manuel area, can meet on the coast.
Telephone or text 639005546



For Sale- Advice Needed

We want to sell our car and are looking for experiences (good or bad).

I saw repeatedly in the Grapevine an ad saying they will pay cash with email omega_dez @ hotmail . com     (without spaces)

Has anyone dealt with them and is willing to send directly to my email address their experiences or having other reliable possibilities?

Answers, please, to Wilem

villadique 1 @ hotmail . com  (without spaces)



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