DigameXtra No.812 Saturday December 23rd 2017

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Publication of Digamextra over the Christmas Period….

Digamextra will not appear on the 25th or the 26th December.Back with you again on the 27th …..if there are enough Entries from Subscribers. Have a lovely couple of days ! Very best wishes to you all- Jane

Services Available- DoctorLaptop-Nerja Open Thru Holidays For Setups & Installs PLUS Some Tips on Setting Up       Thru the holidays I am keeping my regular hours 1-7pm daily (by appointment only), 7 days a week, staying available to setup or install new tech-gifts for the lucky, impatient recipients. New computer and tablet setups are only €40 until 01JAN18. It is best to bring me the new unit still boxed and never started, as some initial settings are difficult to change after that 1st power-up. Please make appts by phone call only. No calls before 11am, evening calls ok, missed calls returned ASAP.                                                                     TIPS:A Win 10 setup must be seen thru to the end as an interrupted initial setup can prevent it from starting again. The repair may require a fresh install of the entire system to undo the damage.After installing an antivirus program you must set it up (except BitDefender that sets up by itself). Go into the Scan Settings, find the Schedule Scan setting and select these 2 scans: Quick Scan-weekly and Full Scan-monthly. Most antivirus progs don’t auto-scan by default  Antivirus programs can slow your computer. Avast Free Antivirus uses the least system resources so has the least impact on performance. It also ranks in top 10 in threat detection. Avast(USA) recently bought AVG(NL). Others, especially paid versions of Kapersky, Norton and McAfee, are designed for powerful business PCs, not your 4yr old Curry’s loss-leader. https://www.raymond.cc/blog/which-free-antivirus-is-the-lightest-on-system-memory-usage/1/    

Proud new owners of Apple products must immediately setup their iCloud backups; for Macs the Time Machine backups are recommended in addition to iCloud. Many repairs on Apple/Macs require reinstalling the system, which deletes all data. Then you can recover the data after the reinstall from the backups. Welcome to the Apple Club, a 5yr lifecycle revolving around regular updates and backups. High end gear requires proper maintenance and will reward you with reliable high performance. If neglected, expect expensive repairs     The new solid-state SDD hard drives in computers are fast, but if they crash no data is recoverable, as opposed to the standard mechanical hard drives where data is often recoverable from failed drives. Another reason to do backups.                                                        Contact: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or 675 993 069 (no calls before 11am)  Links to my blog, FB, and Twitter:     www.doctorlaptopstips.wordpress.com/     https://www.facebook.com/naythan.harris.7545h                                             ttps://twitter.com/DoktorLaptop   You can tip me for advice or services by topping up my mobile prepay credit, 675993069(Orange).


Services Needed- Merry Christmas from Tony Roam Removals          Merry Christmas to all our past present and future customers their families & friends.       Our next scheduled trip to Spain from the UK isn’t until the 31st of January and leaving Spain to go back to the UK on the 9th February as we are having a holiday.  Following that we will be back on schedule every month.             We are a family run removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month.             We cover most of the UK and Southern Spain.    Full or part  loads undertaken good prices and fully insured up to £25,000 with British Insurance.   Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request, hard copies always carried on vans. Your goods are handled by us only on our vans and kept in our own storage.           We live just behind Torrox Pueblo and South Wales and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.    Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area or Visa Versa.     For more information and prices please visit our website  www.euroam.co.uk      Email  euroam@btconnect.com or tonyroam@btconnect.com                                         Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.


 Services Available- Interpreter.                                                                                Official interpreter.Guardia Civil and any other interpreting jobs .                    Translations .  Please contact me on : 952522873 and 627674442.                               E-mail address : jlcorderogil@gmail.com


What’s on –Phoenix Club Programme for January & February                   Trip to Gibraltar 5th January 2018 – The Phoenix Club are off on their next shopping trip to Gibraltar on Friday the 5th January. Let’s hit the sales!  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.                                                                                                                        Trip to Alcaudete, Jaen 26th January 2018    Alcaudete is located at the foot of the Sierra Ahillos, in the south-west corner of Jaén province, in the Sierra Sur region. Its geographical location means that it is half an hour from Jaen, less than one hour from Granada and Cordoba.  In Alcaudete you’ll find history in every corner. The village forms a ring round the hillside, embracing its two most distinctive buildings: the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor and the Calatravo Castle, with views over its rich olive groves and market gardens.  It has three villages: La Bobadilla, Los Noguerones and El Sabariego, where the white of the houses is highlighted by the green of the olive groves.   The town centre is of medieval origin and has an important architectural heritage since the town underwent great expansion between the 16th and 18th centuries with the construction of many civil and religious buildings of different styles, which decorate and adorn the streets of the old town.   Its landscape is a blend of steep slopes and flat areas around the watercourses, between the countryside of the Guadalquivir, and the sub-baetic mountains, which is a predominant factor in the crops grown. market gardens and a “sea” of olive trees. The municipality is home to the nature reserves of La Laguna Honda and La Laguna de Chinche, an endorheic complex of great ecological interest because of the birds that live there, malvasias, flamingos, mallards, purple swamp hens.   A number of routes pass through the district, the Oil Rail Trail and it is part of the Castles and Battles, as well as the Caliphate, which belongs to the Routes of the Andalusian Legacy.    We will also be visiting the Don Jimena Turron and Mantecados Factory after lunch   Date? 26th January 2018   Time? TBA                Price? €24.50 which includes driver’s gratuity but not lunch                                ABBA Reunion Tribute Show at Salon de Mar, Torre del Mar on the 15th February 2018 –                                                                                                     If you are an ABBA fan you won’t want to miss this show as it has had rave reviews in the UK.Doors open 8pm – Show starts at 9pm    Tickets €21pp                                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.  The bar is just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe.  Do pop in and meet us.

What’s on-Final Call for  Christmas Show

Anke’s Paradise presents:   The Barbara Minelli Christmas Show.   There’s only a few tickets left for tonight’s performance!      So don’t delay, book yours today.     The Amazing Barbara Minelli will be performing her spectacular Christmas Show at Anke’s Paradise, Torrox Costa Paseo Maritimo, on December 23rd. The show starts at 20.00.                                                                                                                           A Fabulous 3 hour extravaganza. With fantastic live singing, amazing costumes and fun for all the family. All your favourite songs old and new including all the Christmas classics (& some you’ve never heard of!!) There’s a  delicious buffet: hot and cold included in the price. So stuff your tums, sit back, relax and enjoy a festive treat with Barbara.         To reserve your tickets call 607 82 40 33 . Or buy at the bar. Only €15.               Call for more information or contact  Nico Marpe, Anke Marpe, and Barbara Minelli on Facebook.     Anke’s Paradise Music Bistro.                                   Calle Salitre 906  29793 Torrox (Paseo)    Tel: 607 82 40 33    See you there. (I’ll bring the mistletoe)   xxx…xxx


What’s on – Jazz at Potters Bar Sunday 24th Dec (Christmas Eve) 8.00 to 10.p.m    Enjoy a great Christmas Eve at Potters Bar .                                                    The live entertainment will be from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm.  Potters Bar is opposite the Villa Flamenca Hotel in Nerja.  The music features the fantastic singer Dana accompanied by the guitar excellence of Gianni.  Many of you will have heard them before on Sunday lunchtimes but the music presented will have a Christmas flavour.   The price is 15€ which includes the live entertainment and an interesting selection of food bites served at your table.  (Shades of Quiz Nights on Tuesdays ! ) Excellent value. !! To join in the fun and to guarantee your table, please phone Cathy on 685435767.   Also,  remember Sunday 7th January when the Coastline Dixielanders Trio will be appearing at the usual time of 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.  See you there.  Jazz Sundays at Potters Bar, (opp. Villa Flamenca) C/Andalucia, Nerja


What’s on – Christmas Services in Competa &  Torre del Mar                  There will be a celebration of the First Holy Communion  of Christmas at 5.30 pm on Christmas Eve ( Sunday December 24th) at the parish church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion,  Plaza Almijara,  Competa.     The traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be celebrated by the Anglican Congregation of St Barnabas at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar (near the bus station) at 11a.m. on Sunday 24th  December  (Christmas Eve). All are welcome.                   There will be a Celebration of the Christmas Holy Communion at 11 a.m. on Christmas Day, also at the Lux Mundi Centre.     Enquiries to 952030461


What’s on – Cinema In English – December 22 to 28 

Cinesur –  Velez Malaga el Ingenio
http://www.cinesur.com/home.php?id_cine=219                                          Ferdinand – Dir. Carlos Saldanha. With John Cena, Kate McKinnon. Fri/Mon 16:50; Sat/Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu 12:30, 16:50.                              Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Dir. Rian Johnson. With Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley. Fri/Mon 16:30, 19:30; Sat/Tue/Wed/Thu 12:10, 16:30, 19:30; Sun 12:10, 16:30

(Many thanks to Doug – and a very merry Christmas!)



For Sale- 3 seater settee.

Cream and gold removable cushion covers. Very good quality with little use. That good we have kept the arm chairs. We are in the campo near Canillas de Aceituno. Delivery could be arranged separately. 2m long 1m wide. €190.      Email. to  JohnPrice752 @ Hotmail. Com (No Spaces)       07775 605092. Happy Xmas everyone


For Sale – HTC One A9 black

As new, no scratches. Including new charger,  new black case and new gel protection case. Android 7.0   5″ screen amoled 1080 x 192Octa-core 16 GB, 2GB ram  microsd up to 256 GB   GPS, fingerprint, fm-radio   Camera 13 MP, second 4MP  Battery removable 2150 mAh  MicroUSB 2.0     Price: 150 euro (new 300).(maybe a christmas gift!)              torroxcostarental @ hotmail.com


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