DigameXtra No.640 Monday 03 July 2017

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Christmas Cake Decorations for the Phoenix Club

Last year we sold more Christmas Cakes than ever before at the Phoenix Club’s Mrs Miggins Christmas Fair.  However, the cakes were sold with the understanding that the decorations ie figures, cake box etc would be returned to us as these items are re-used as they are rather expensive.

Many thanks to those who did return said items and if you still have some decs, please, please return them.  You can pop them in on any Tuesday or failing that, any day of the week excluding Sundays to Marie at Bar La Vega in Torre del Mar.

It will soon be time to start preparations again.

Many thanks, Gail



Pets Left Behind – another 2 viewpoints.

  Re: Opinion – Pets left behind No.1

I fully agree with the poor morals and irresponsibility shown when some people simply abandon their pets. Unfortunately things are not always so clear-cut and simple, and the “owners” are not always to blame.

We moved into El Campo with three cats from Sweden, chipped, jabbed, etc. Two of which have since passed away. But due to the availability of food, 1 ½ other El Campo cats have adopted us. The 1 cat (Tom) is friendly, cute and wants to be a member of the family, but in essence he is still a wild cat. He also fights for his territory and keeps other cats away 🙂 We have also learned to restrict the availability of food.

But there is absolutely no way we can get Tom into a cat box, short of using a tranquiliser dart, and we would need to do that twice; once to have him vaccinated, chipped and obtain a passport, and the procedure would have to be repeated for the journey. He will not fall for that twice. So little Tom is an El Campo cat and he will always remain so after we leave. He would never take to a small apartment in Sweden.

I am sure that there are many others who are adopted by local cats, who in principle, are still wild cats, but come to befriend humans for easy food. I believe that there are cats brought here and abandoned, but there are many local cats who adopt short-term residents. In many cases the only other alternatives would be either to have the animals put down, or leave them in the environment from which they came. What do you suggest? Do you have an alternative solution?

Very best regards from Harry


I agree with the person  ( sorry but your post is nameless)
I couldn’t imagine life without my Four legged family, I know of many people who have returned back to their native country and have taken their animals with them, I also know of a few that for no fault of their own, have found themselves having to leave and have not got the resources to take their pets with them, it’s easy to asume that everyone is as fortunate as you or I, we should have some compasión for these people because the stress of making that decision they can carry for the rest of their life’s.
It’s easy to categorize people, but it’s not always as simple as that.
Tina Competa

(These are the Final posts on this topic. Thank you)


Help Please- Palm tree infestation – request for advice
We have had our palm tree stripped of its outer bark & found a large hollow area indicating infestation of some kind.  Can anyone recommend someone who would have the expertise to provide advice and treatment to ensure we address the problem?
Please email any recommendations to colleen dot taylor 1 at me dot com.
Many thanks!


For Sale –VetiverSpain – Trapiche Market

We will be at the Trapiche Market, throughout July

Tuesday – 4th/11th/18th/25th with our Vetiver Grass plants for sale.

If you want to pre order call Pete on 628 820 466


For Sale- Sheets 

Two sheets for child’s bed 90×190, to €10 a unit

White sheets for double bed 135×190 , €25€

Have never been used,

Vélez Málaga area, contact to pacofonta69 @ hotmail.com



For Sale- Child’s Clothes  

Skirt , dress and jacket , for 8 year  old  girl,  128 cm, has never been used , good quality clothes, I accept €10 for each unit,

Vélez Málaga area, contact to marialopso @ hotmail.com


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