DigameXtra No.629 Thursday 22nd June 2017  


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From: Dr.Jessica Downey <contact_jessiccadowney@yahoo.com>


Beach -safety


We heard that there was a small notice in the ambulatoria warning people that the sea was not fit to swim in and you could be infected by ‘toxins’

No sign of these instructions anywhere else!


With reference to Patricia’s letter. I would like to add we have been coming to Torrox for about 10 years – using Penoncillo beach and each summer the sewage has drifted along. Mostly in the afternoons. Each year we are told that Nerja’s new sewage disposal plant will be finished but it never is.

It’s quite disgusting and puts visitors off going to the beach.

Something has to be done to alleviate this health hazard.


A slightly different take on recent correspondence.

Just remember that the fish and shellfish that are caught and eaten locally all live and eat in these waters.

Makes you think about becoming a Vegan, doesn’t it?

Pedro. Competa





Giant Centipede 

I wonder if any etymological Digamites can tell me the name of this 6inch centipede?

Seen on  the terrace in Torrox.

Please reply to digamextra; others may like to know!





Cochineal flies/beetles ‘mealy bug’ infestation

(Response to previous item requesting  info)

Some information that some of you may find helpful.

We have just recently moved to Torrox Campo.  Within days of arriving for our first summer the house was filled, at night-time, with white ‘mealy bugs’ – with windows closed and screens in place. We checked the internet for information and there was a good deal to be found, especially previous posts here, at Digame.

We have a lot of prickly pears surrounding the house so we, with information to hand, began to power spray the plants with water, scrub them and we also sprayed soapy liquids – all to little effect.

We did however find a solution that some of you may be aware of. My partner used a butane, hand-held blow-torch just far enough away from the prickly pear to burn off the ‘mealy bugs’ without damaging the prickly pear too much.  We then went around all of the prickly pears and treated them in this way and the reduction in infestation was remarkable.  While this method has been incredibly successful for us we would advise caution.  The blow-torch should only be used where the area surrounding the prickly pear has been cleared of all dried garden matter – grasses, dead leaves etc.  A garden hose should also be kept handy should anything catch fire. It might even be an idea to hose down the surrounding area before using the blow-torch

We would much rather have left the ‘mealy bugs’ alone but the level of infestation meant that it just wasn’t an option.

Barranco de planos at outlook dot com



Services Needed-Competa Police Station Hours of Work

Can anyone enlighten me as to the opening hours of Competa police station please?

On 4 separate occasions,in normal hours, i have travelled from the campo to the station to take in important papers and collect information from the desk and each time they have been closed. I find this dismaying for residents to say the least and particularly at this time of year,when there is also a general influx of tourists to the village and surroundings.


Responses to Digamextra please



What’s on –Local choir “CoraXalia” (Viñuela) 

Director: Eusebio Pita Venegas has the pleasure of inviting you to two concerts.

The first will take place at the Iglesia Ntra Sra. del Rosario (Canillas de Aceituna) Friday 23rd June 2017, 2017 at 21:00

and, a second concert  at Iglesia Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción (Cómpeta) Saturday 24th June, 2017 at 21:00

For more information, please call 669 682 139 English

/689 111 352 Spanish or email eucorax @ hotmail.es.



What’s on –Market at Table Mountain, Comares

Exciting days at Table Mountain Comares! !

This Friday is our ever more popular Tapas Night with an ever changing selection of tapas. Also a delightful vegetarian option!

Also this Friday from 20.30 live jazz by the one and only Jazzy Jools!

More info here

And on Sunday June 25th from 18.00 until 22.00we are hosting an Artisan Night Market with all kinds of wonderful new stalls, including organic fruit and veg, local honey, local olive oil, jewellery, brocante, eco cheese and much much more! There will be a big BBQ and live music at our restaurant. More info here

Wednesday June 28th 19.00 we are getting our artistic hats on with the grand opening of our ceramics exhibition! Fab local artists showing off their ceramic prowess, don’t miss it! More info here

Call now to book your table: +34 952 95 70 57 or email TM@ab.tl
Table Mountain Restaurant is in Los Ventorros, Comares. For directions click here

See you there!



What’s on –Jukebox Bandits

-playing live at The Teteria Hierbabuena in Competa

this coming Saturday 24th June from 9.00pm.

To reserve a table call 951 707 638.

Jukebox Bandits are: Rod Jones on keyboards, Ian Hayton on acoustic guitar, bass and vocals, Willem van Kruijsdijk on percussion, Ken Peacock on saxophone and flute and Mitch France on guitars, banjo, mandolin and vocals. With a special guest appearance of Kees (the Lion) de Leeuw singing a selection of Rolling Stones songs with all the actions, not to be missed!

They play an eclectic mix of pop, blues, rock and folk standards from Britain, America, Ireland and Spain. From Dire Straits to The Dubliners, from Manu Chao to Jason Mraz. The music starts mellow (whilst people are eating), gradually picking up the tempo and culminating with the dance set including standards like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”, REM’s “Losing My Religion” and The Mavericks’ “Dance the Night Away”.

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

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What’s OnLux Mundi, Torre del Mar 



What’s On –Games Afternoon – Fridays

It’s 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 at the Down Under bar- Torrox Costa 

Thursdays– Burgers 2 euros, Football, Music, Drinks and fun
Fridays– Happy hour 6 to 8pm. Music, Football, Drinks and more fun
Saturday– Huge Party night, Music, Food, Drinks,
laughter, fun- Football/Sports as well during the day.
We are showing the Lions tour 09:35am kick off Saturday 24th June.
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 ZimmerZ

The ZimmerZ  play their last gig on Friday June 23rd, at Mis Tapitas  [Billys Bar]  Puente Don Manuel from 9pm,Live Music from the 60s/70s/80s, Rock and Roll and more, Should be a great night.




***For Sale – Nothing  Below €10 Rule. Please remember.  Jane



For Sale – Game of Thrones

Complete sixth season on original HBO DVD in original wrapping, never used.

Watch before seventh series arrives!

Euro 20

Caleta. email: tedyliz AT hotmail DOT com or mobile 697347979



For Sale – Satellite dishes

74cm.  Was previously used with a Sky system.

Wall mount supplied.


1 metre and 22cm.  A large dish.  Wall mount supplied.


We are located in Torrox Campo.  We can be contacted at: barrancodeplanos at outlook dot com



For Sale – 2 Chairs, one Table & a bench-

80 Euro ono.

Location in Maro

cwillsfms @ gmail.com



For Sale-  Ford Courier diesel van 

With rear seats and windows, registered as Turismo not commercial.

It has the ITV till late November 2017.

It’s bumped and scratched and squeaky but it starts every time and runs well, Tyres are good and it’s very economical.

I’m asking €450.00 for it but I’m open to reasonable offers,

buyer pays transfer costs.

Contact Crag on 693 047 935 or

email cragb  2015 @ gmail.com (lower case no spaces)



Wanted- Wasjigs

Does anyone have any Wasjigs for loan or sale please?

Just send a list – plus your name and contact details to :-

janekirkspain @ gmail.com



For Sale- Samsung microwave, grill, oven, 

30 L, turntable 34,5 cm, door opens to the down side, never used, comes in orig. package, Competa based, but we can deliver.

If you have questions 620 819 623 Graciela.

279,00 Euro





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