DigameXtra No.690 Wednesday 23rd August 2017

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Tickets for the Alhambra…Free!

I have two tickets to give away for the Alhambra Granada for next Saturday – 26/8/17 with entry to the palace at 3:30 pm. They were purchased in error.

If anyone can use them please ring 675365147. I can go to Torrox Costa to hand them over.



Beware pickpockets in Nerja!
We were walking along that very busy street in Nerja (parallel with the sea) with lots of restaurants, pulling two small suitcases.

I noticed that two people seemed to be trying to get past my partner, they were very close, and I told him they were trying to pass.

When he looked around they both stopped and started studying very closely a map one of them was carrying.

They were middle-aged, I thought they were Spanish.

A few minutes later he found his wallet, which had been in his back pocket

(OK never again) was gone.

Didn’t feel a thing, and his hand pulling suitcase was in front of pocket.
Can’t be sure it was them but seems most likely scenario.

So be careful!   CF.


Cat Urgently Needs a Home or Help  pic

I’m on holiday in Alqueria and i have a stray cat here with FIV. He’s so affectionate though, follows me everywhere sits on my lap, he’s eating properly. I was wondering if he could be rehomed or is maybe even a lost cat as he is so friendly? When i arrived he was so skinny and I’m worried he won’t survive once I’m gone. He isn’t the same as the other strays here, he just wants company.

Please Help Soon !

Hollie  …..   holliepmx@live.com


UK Registered Vehicles in Spain

Hope you don’t mind a further question on this but hopefully of general interest.
We are resident in the UK but travel down to southern Spain in our UK registered car and spend the winter 6 months there. Clearly it is not viable to re register the vehicle every 6 months dependent on location! Similar to the previous story the UK no longer issue tax discs. Can anyone advise whether this is also problematic?
Thanks Chris.   Send to Digamextra for publication.


Services Needed –Tree Surgeon
Tree Surgeon Required for the Nerja area.
Please contact: Derek at delowe @ hotmail.es  (no spaces)


Services Needed– La Tabla bar/restaurant in Torrox are hiring 

We are looking for new members to join our team (front of house & kitchen).

If you would like to work in a fun and friendly environment where there is always something going on please contact us 😀
Minimum of 25 – 30 hours per week which will include weekend shifts.
NIE number essential, experience preferred but not essential for the right candidate, Spanish speaking not essential but a bonus. Fun, confident and enthusiastic essential!
Full training will be provided.
Previous applicants will be receiving an email shortly 😉

Questions? Call Peter on 603113391

Send your cv to info@tablatorrox.com
Interviews start Thursday…


What’s on – Event in Frigiliana


What’s on-Live Music. Chiringuito Cacola,El Morche 

Thursday 24th August. Live music from Stray. Playing rock,pop,blues,reggae and more. From 21:30.


What’s onAt The Axarquia Racingclub, Torrox Costa.

Saturday 26th August.  

Looking to cool down on a Saturday night. Come and enjoy our splash pool while listening to music or join in the jam.
Drinks and snacks available from 20:30.

Sunday 27th August.   The fabulous Break The Senses featuring Ana on guitar and vocals,Priscila on bass and Marce on drums. An excellent live band playing covers from 70’s to present and includes some of their own material.   Bar opens 19:00, food available from19:30, live music from 20:30.

The Racingclub is on the main Torrox Costa to 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 call Luis 654715382.


What’s on-Jukebox Bandits

They are playing at La Plaza in Canillas de Albaida this Friday Aug 25 from 9.00pm. To reserve a table call 952 553254 or 609 167127 or email at infoposadalaplaza@gmail.com


What’s On Trip to Cadiz Province 15th September 2015 to visit the Roman Ruins

Included in the trip is a visit to Tarifa for lunch and then on to Manilva for a visit to a Brewery with tastings!

Baelo Claudia is an ancient Roman town situated on the Costa de la Luz, some 15km north of Tarifa, next to the town of Bolonia and the beautiful beach.   Its history lies in the trade routes serving Europe and North Africa – the town’s strategic position on the coast near the Straits of Gibraltar made it a crucial stopping-off point between the two continents. The ruins of Baelo Claudia, with its impressive temple, forum and basilica, and especially the large fish-salting factory, show how important the town was.

Deriving its wealth from the fishing industry, Baelo Claudia supplied the popular Roman delicacy garum (fish paste) to the whole Roman Empire. It was thriving at the time of Emperor Claudius (41-45 AD), who gave the town his name.

By the second century the town was in decline and was nearly destroyed by an earthquake. By the sixth century AD, Baelo Claudia was abandoned.
Baelo Claudia is stunningly located, with a backdrop of a golden sandy beach and the blue sea, and has an excellent visitor centre (see below).

The town follows the classic urban planning model of Rome, with streets running from east to west, and north to south; you can still walk along remaining parts of these.  Main attractions to be seen at the site include:

  • Basilica
  • Theatre
  • Thermal Baths
  • Temple of Isis
  • Aqueducts
  • Salting Factories (currently being restored)

Baelo Claudia Visitor Centre

This is housed in a simple, stunning building overlooking the sea; you pass through it before entering the archaeological site. It has interactive displays to explain about the city’s geographical location and context (important nearby cities included Cadiz and Malaga), in terms of shipping routes (both rivers and sea) and other communication within Hispania. You can also learn about society and daily life, including funerary rites and religion, and see the recreation of a Roman bedroom. Baelo Claudia’s economy was based on fishing, so the fish-salting factory – located in the lowest part of the town, right on the beach, for easy delivery of ingredients – was key to its success. With each audio-visual presentation, there are artefacts to complement, such as funerary urns and fishing equipment.

You can walk round the site following the suggested route, which takes you from the museum, past the east aqueduct and towards the salting vats on the seashore (still being restored) Then you can see the forum and the basilica (with many columns intact), followed by administrative buildings and shops. Further along, the path takes you to the market and baths, and finally, at the top of the town, the theatre – with its complex system of doors and passageways, for each section of audience, arranged into three areas by class – and temples.

Courtesy of Andalucia.com

Price?  €22 includes coach fare, visit to the Brewery at Manilva (€3) and driver’s gratuity €1, Lunch not included

Time? 07.30 start from Algarrobo Lidl

It will be a long day but an interesting one!

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 throughout the year 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.


What’s on – Hello from Table Mountain Restaurant,

Los Ventorros, Comares!

We are very happy to present a very special performance by the wonderful flamenco guitarist Luis Molero from 21.30!

Please book early to avoid disappointment, reservations by private message on Facebook or phone to book your table: +34 952 95 70 57 or email TM@ab.tl
Don’t forget your walking boots, because with this wonderful weather 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


Wanted- Cot & High Chair

Has anyone a cot and high chair available on 29 August as my gorgeous granddaughter is staying for a short break with her Mum and Dad.

Contact details richard.p.haughton@gmail.com Or 0044 7492 009 002


For Sale – Trailer  

Trailer 134cm (4’- 4”) x 100cm (3’- 9”) galvanised steel body with spare wheel. Wood fenders on back used for standing trailer upright. 250 euros  ono.

Tel 952550268, Caleta de Velez,


For Sale -A Level Textbooks 

A level Media Studies text books.


A level English literature books all accompanied by advanced York notes

25€ All in excellent condition. Will split.

Torrox. Contact amanda.stockton at hotmail.co.uk


For Sale -Various

Wall unit/Bookcase

Solid wood, measures 2.4m (w) x 1.9m (h) x 0.45m (d)

Splits into 4 units for transporting. Total of 18 adjustable shelves.

In good condition. 185€

Free-standing Wooden unit.

Solid wood, measures 1.5m (h) x 0.9 (w) x 0.45m (d).

2 glass doors, 2 glass shelves, felt lined drawer. In very good condition.

100€ Buyer collects, Caleta de Velez, Mobile; 609592766


For Sale – pine sideboard with matching mirror 

150l x 43d x 84h   mirror 143w  x 122h,very good condition.

125€ delivery possible

635057354, Torrox


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