DigameXtra No.824  Sunday January 7th 2018

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Information for Horse Owners The Trouble with Sweet Itch

To all you horse owners in the Axarquia area, Sweet itch is probably one of the most frustrating issues to encounter during the summer months. To the uninitiated, Sweet Itch comes in the summer months and is a condition caused by certain types of flies, biting the horse. These little bugs contain allergens in their saliva and the insect bites, cause allergic reactions. Initially the problem is seasonal, but it becomes progressively worse over time and eventually affects the individual all year round. The horse owner can only watch in despair, as self-inflicted trauma from rubbing and biting destroys a once magnificent coat, into an unsightly patchwork. Hair loss, bleeding and thickening of the skin begin, opening up the horse to potentially more infection.   Vets are just as frustrated. Many medications are prescribed to treat the symptoms but they can only serve to cause more side effects and hinder the horses liver function. Salt therapy has made some head-way in recent years with lung issues and it has been known to help Sweet itch, but this means keeping the horse in a barn for long periods of time as it inhales the salt mixture. There are preventative measures like a horse jacket, keeping the horse away from watercourses, skin oils, etc, but they are either time consuming or impractical, what the horse needs is a boost to its own immune system to help it to cope with the reaction to the bite. As with a recent case help could be insight.    The horse pictured lives in the Axarquia region and had been seen previously by Animal healing for its behaviour. He was carrying a lot of issues from a former life which has hindered his health. Once this was conquered only the Sweet Itch remained. As with all animals on the planet, including us, again, its all about Energy!    More info available…….    665-235-689        951-209-241   stevenrowle@outlook.com                        animalhealing.sp@outlook.com



Services Needed- Transport White Van Man                                                      For all your transport and removal needs. Based in
Torrox, Malaga, for over 7 years, specialise in IKEA runs and
furniture assembly. For reliable and prompt attention, contact Dale on
635857352, whatsapp +44 7518799953 or email villadale1@gmail.com.
Prices from 25€ per hour for one man and van. IKEA runs from 50€ plus


What’s on- New Concert Season at Salón del Mar

                                                                          Starting in February, Big M Promotions will be putting on concerts and shows featuring top UK artists at the popular Salón del Mar in Torre del Mar*.    February sees the top UK touring ABBA Reunion show, with the original “Frida” from the award winning West End musical, here for a 5-date tour, playing in Salón del Mar on Thursday 15th February. This show plays to packed theatres all around the UK and this is the first time it has toured in Spain. With the traditional line up of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid (Frida) ABBA Reunion Tribute Show gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s in a truly feel-good party style tribute concert. From Waterloo to Dancing Queen, all of the most popular hits are performed in a 2-hour show. Following on in March there is a Rock Concert on Friday 2nd with 2 of the coasts most popular bands – Queen of Magicand Stereo 80, together for a full evening of great rock music.      QoM are the best Queen tribute band in the area, performing the most popular hits with the authentic sound of Queen.     Stereo 80 are THE covers band when it comes to 80s rock. ACDC, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘n Roses, Dire Straits, all these and more sounding just like the originals.    The “Stars of the West End” show features 3 principal performers from London´s West End Musicals, and can be seen on Thursday 15th March at Salón del Mar. Following on from their “Sell-out” tour in 2017, Michael Sterling (1000+ performances as The Phantom) is joined by Lucy van Gasse (Glinda in Wicked) + one other TBC, and they will be singing a selection of songs from Phantom, Les Mis, Oliver, Sound of Music, Wicked, Miss Saigon and many more memorable songs in this special show.              For more details of these and the other shows coming later in the year, visit www.costadeldisco.com                                                                                                 *The same shows are on at other venues along the coast as well.


What’s on Thaipas Restaurant, Torrox                                                                    Great place to eat with all this Rain.  From Very spicy to no spice at all                          We also have Thai Tapas, Cooked Freshly every morning by our talented                      Thai chef Wipha.  We have a small lunchtime menu with Pork ribs, Spring rolls, Thai noodles….                                                                                                                         The nighttime menu has lots to offer we have Many Thai curries, Stir-frys and a lot more to choose from.    Anymore Info – Contact through Fb or  tel +34 635 13 75 32  Thaipas.torrox.costa@gmail.com


What’s on Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar (click posters to enlarge)


What’s on – Phoenix CLub                                                                                             Trip La Canada, Marbella & Iceland – 19th January 2018   The Phoenix Club is off for another dose of retail therapy, this time to La Canada Shopping Centre in Marbella, a huge shopping mall with many interesting and varied shops including M & S and Apple.  Not just for the ladies though, plenty of DIY shops for the lads so don’t forget your pocket money.  Plenty of time to shop and then have lunch.  We will be calling in at Fuengirola on the way home to either visit the Yorkshire Linen shop or the nicest Dunnes in the area and not forgetting, a quick trolley dash around Iceland.   Date:  Friday 19th January 2018                                       Price?  €15pp coach fare & drivers gratuity included
Time?  0900 at Algarrobo Lidl                                                                                          Trip to Alcaudete, Jaen 26th January 2018Alcaudete 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? TBC    Price? €24.50 which includes driver’s gratuity but not lunch      Trip to Gibraltar 2nd February 2018 – The Phoenix Club are off on their next shopping trip to Gibraltar on Friday 2nd February.  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.   ABBA Reunion Tribute Show fresh from the UK 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 atwww.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- Nerja Arts Society  



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For Sale- Preserving pan

                                                                                        Ideal for making jam, chutney etc. 25 cms diameter. €10.                                Nerja/Frigiliana. Phone 699 210 776.


Free – Star Trek Original Series –                                                                               I have 18 VHS boxes of The Original Series of Star Trek, all 83 episodes of all 3 series, including introductions by cast members on each video. I am sure these would be of value to a Trekkie collector somewhere in the world as a complete set. If anyone out there would like them to sell on EBay or wherever to benefit any charity, human or animal I don’t mind, I am happy to pass them on.        There seems little point donating them to a charity shop, as videos don’t sell these days, so if there is no interest, I shall just dump them.                                                                                          I am happy to meet up anywhere on the coast between Torrox and Torre del Mar (I am in Sedella).       wendy.sedella @ hotmail.com (remove spaces)


For Sale- Winter Warmers- Butsir Gas Fires                                                         2 small butsir gas fires fairly new   1 small gas bottle ( fit butsir fire )                             2 spare empty gas bottles medium sized suitable for caravans or motor homes            total price 60 euros ONO – sold job lot or separately                                                telephone alan on 653 101 203 at Torrox park, Torrox


For Sale-  Ion MAX LP Vinyl Converter 

                                                                                  Unwanted and little used Christmas present from last year.    http://www.audiogurus.com/learn/electronics/turntables/ion-max-lp-conversion-turntable/3394 50 Euros    Competa area.   Simon Tel: 643112404            email: simon_hepburn at hotmail dot com


For Sale- Mercedes Viano 3.0 V6 Ambiente 

                                       Price 12.000 Euro
5 seats. Belgian number plate incl. 4 original rims 200.000km 10/2008    WhatsApp 0034722294185     E-mail : el.destino.andalucia@gmail.com


For Sale Attractive glass and steel table with four chairs.

Perfect condition, suitable for indoor or outdoor dining.   Table measures 120 x 80 x 30.  160 euros.                                   Happy to deliver for free within 20 km radius of Torrox.                                                    Paul. Torrox campo. No track.  618234367


For Sale- Kitchen Trolley Unit 

    We bought this unit on Wednesday, so it is new and we assembled it from the flat pack. Unfortunately it is a bit too big for the space we wanted to put it in. Height with wheels 88cm x 47 wide x 37 deep.   It has two wire baskets, a wooden drawer and a bottle rack. It cost us 30 euro, will accept 20 euro.           We are in El Morche.  Please email carolemhart@yahoo.com.


For Sale – Two halogen heaters, each 1.200W.

                                                                                Nova and Heat King.   Price each 12,50, together 20 euro.                                   torroxcostarental @ hotmail.com


Wanted – 2 Seater Settee      Neutral colour e.g. Brown, Beige preferred not patterned.   Nerja- Torrox- Frigiliana area.      Phone Patricia 620626127


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