DigameXtra No.835  Thursday January 18th 2018

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Notification from Archez Council  Archez Water Supply                        Notification from Archez Town Hall – Please be advised, that on Thursday 18th January, the water supply in Archez will be cut off throughout the day as the Town Hall carries out essential cleaning work to the municiple water deposit. This is required by law.  Please note, the work is being carried out to improve our towns supply and we apologise for any inconvenience.


Services Needed – Transport to the UK from Torrox                                    We are looking for a company or individual that can transport some boxes of bedding / linen from UK (Cambridge) to Torrox, to arrive between Feb 18th – 28th. Please email wispy2010 – info @ yahoo. co. uk  (no spaces)


Services Needed-English Conversation Class in Velez:                                  Would you know of a couple of Spanish people interested in brushing up their knowledge of English??  On Thursdays at 19h, I teach English in Velez to two Spanish ladies.  They would benefit from added students’ participation and energy.  I focus on the students speaking since Spanish education teaches them grammar and writing skills but they are at a loss when they have to speak. Class cost: 10.00€/month per person but I invite prospective participants to come and enjoy one 90 minutes session without any commitment. We enjoy lots of on street parking.  Contact: norma2kk@aol.com.  Thank you in advance!!


Recommendations Needed – Silver Shadow Trainers                                         Does anyone know of a Sports Shop that sells a range of Trainers that may include the Silver Shadow Range      Replies to briankirkspain @ google.com (no spaces)


What’s on Arthritis Exercise Class                                                                         Who: Suitable for people who are suffering chronic pain from degenerative arthritis such as osteoarthritis of the knee, the hip, spine (including spondylosis and spinal stenosis), neck, shoulders, elbows.                                                                              Why: Research has shown that a regular exercise regime can:   strengthen your joints and body in general     reduce pain     improve your physical function             improve your psychological well-being                                                                      What: We will be exercising twice a week for 6 weeks. Each session lasts for 1 hour and includes a 45 minute exercise session followed by a 15 minutes information/education session. Maximum 8 people per class. Please note that the classes are mixed sex. Book now to reserve your place.                                                   How: Each exercise session starts with a gentle warm-up. Then exercises are performed for 1 minute at a time. There will be a 1-2 minute rest between exercises. The exercises are gentle and can be progressed as you improve. We finish with a cool down. The information/advice session then follows.                                              Price: 8 € per session, or 15€ per week, or 85€ for the full 6 weeks.                        When: Classes start Tuesday the 6th February 2018 at 11-12 am.   Every Tuesday and Friday. The program finish Friday the 16th of March 2018.                                 Where: Centro Mar y Salud, Paseo Maritimo 4, El Morche 29793, Malaga, Spain. 952 53 20 65                                                                                                                       Afterwards: You will be given an individualised exercise regime to continue at home, depending on your achievements in the class.  In order to achieve the best results it is important to attend all the sessions over the 6 weeks.                               Info:   If you are unsure about your suitability to the programme or if you have any questions or need further information please contact Sanne Sibree-Paul (Physiotherapist) on 646 860 411 / 952 53 2065, or sannephysio @ hotmail.com (no spaces).                                                                              (The Editor has copies of this person’s Qualifications to offer these services. JaneK)


What’s on- Juke Box Bandits  

Jukebox Bandits are playing live at La Plaza in Canillas de Albaida this coming Sunday 21st January from 1.30 – 4.30pm.                                                                To reserve a table call 952 553254 or 609 167127.                                                         Jukebox Bandits are: Rod Jones on keyboards, Ian Hayton on acoustic guitar, bass and vocals, Marshall Dixon on drums and percussion, Ken Peacock on saxophone and flute and Mitch France on guitars, banjo, mandolin and vocals. They play an eclectic mix of pop, blues, rock and folk standards from Britain, America, Ireland and Spain. From The Eagles 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,videos, and to join our mailing list go to: www.jukeboxbandits.com


What’s on-Torrox Fine Artists.  We proudly present our New Year Expo.             Jan 17/31….Inauguration Friday 19th 7pm.                                                                      All Art Lovers Welcome.  Tourist Office Torrox Costa.   Hilary Mullany                    Painter & Teacher     See me and my work on:   www.artmajeur.com/hilslapintura     Mobile – 0044 73777 88349


What’s on – Wood Fired Oven Cookery Workshop

Join us for our Wood Fired Oven Cookery Workshop at Casa Montes Negros near Trapiche, on Wednesday 24th January.  Through a delicious menu, we explore the many recipes that can be made once you have fired up the wood oven. All the recipes can be adapted for use in a regular oven too, and the workshop is suitable for both novices looking for some basic recipes and experienced cooks looking for new ideas or just a great day out with like minded foodies!                          We start at 10.30 and finish between 3.30 and 4.The workshop costs 30 euros, and includes all the ingredients, lunch after all the hard work and a folder of the recipes to take away.  We meet in El Cruce car park, Trapiche at 10.00  Link: http://www.goo.gl/maps/EOeT                                                                                      From there we take our own cars up to the farm, a further 10 minutes drive away. For those who prefer not to drive, you can book a lift to the meeting point and back for an extra 3 euros per person.     To book your place contact Rachael on casamontesnegros at gmail dot com  or ring/Whatsapp on 0034 655 987 105 with your name and a mobile contact number. A 10 euro deposit is payable in advance to secure your booking.   Group bookings – if you would like to book a group day including pick up and return from your place of choice for groups of 4 to 8 people for any of our cookery workshops, contact us for prices which include the taxi service.   Perfect for a day out which is different and enjoyable and you can enjoy a glass of wine with your meal and not have to worry about driving!   www.casamontesnegros.com


What’s on-  Spiritual Development Classes starting in Caleta.                     Start your new year in an extra special way. Clear out the cob webs of your life and start over with a new perspective, with new Spiritual Development Classes. Spiritual development allows like-minded individuals to come together to share a sense of unity and to develop their true potential. Participants learn more about themselves, which can lead to a greater sense of personal growth and happiness. Through the weekly circle you will develop a greater emotional understanding of your nature as a human soul and enhance your spirituality, through meditation and new learning.For more detail and information on start dates and times call Margaret Jean on 665-235-303 or email jellybean_jean@hotmail.com

What’s on – Food Organic Market Viñuela Saturday January 20   Ecological diet and our 4-legged friends, for this reason we want to celebrate this Saturday, January 20th, the day of the animals!  Join us with your pet and make your purchase while they try a delicious natural feed from Hanna.  We will have fruit and vegetables of proximity, season and certified organic, falafel cooked at the time, hummus and “empanadillas”, delicious Lebanese sweets, organic products and fair trade cosmetics, organic extra virgin olive oil, honey, rice and flour from the Cooperativa de Aloe, ground wine, Soaps of the Grandmother, argan oil, natural feed, La Almijara beer, spices, tea and coffee, salts and super food with Naturalízate, artisanal and ecological cheeses, egs and Bread from la Viñuela                                                                                                      Our friends from Aromaxarquia and their ecological essential oils return to our craft area. You will also find Françoise and her French Touch with cushions woven in Patchwork. As a novelty we will have pieces in leather, metal, thread …                 As always you can have a fantastic basic breakfast for € 3 or a tapa with vermouth or perhaps some surprise like churros with chocolate. We would love to have an animalist association but for various reasons on the agenda it has been impossible for us to join us. If you have an association and want to tell us about your project, do not hesitate to contact us.                                                                                                   You will find us in Conviven, facing the lake, with spectacular views of La Maroma. Follow the signs to Hotel La Viñuela. From the A-357 if you come from Vélez Malaga or Casabermeja, take the exit towards Periana and Alhama, you join the A402 and immediately turn left, about 400m you will find us on the right. If you come from the Viñuela you have two options, continue on the A402 and turn right or past the Hotel at about 200m, you will see our famous sign on your left.   Doubts? Write us to mercadoecovivero@gmail.com or call us at 634 961 711            Every Saturday of the year, from 10am to 2pm.


What’s on- Torrox Pueblo. New Spanish Courses                                           They are starting next week   Beginners: Tuesdays from 12.00 to 13.00 and Fridays from 11.00 to 12.00 (They have learned up to unit 5 Regular Verbs)                Pre-Intermediate: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 to 11.00 (The first class will be on 23rd January)    Advanced: Fridays from 10.00 to 11.00                         We also offer one-to-one lessons and we prepare for D.E.L.E. (the official exam accredited by the Cervantes Institute and the Ministry of Education). If your purpose is to take the official exam, we will help you to pass it.                                        Don’t be afraid, come and have a go. We have been teaching Spanish for more than ten years. We can help you to learn or improve your Spanish in a friendly atmosphere. From absolute beginners to examination standards, we have classes or private lessons for every level. Come and try one lesson in a group. If you don’t like it, you don’t lose anything, but if you never try, you will never know!                             If you think it might be for you and would like to take a trial lesson or enrol in one of our courses, send us an email or call us:                                                                         We are in c/Almedina 6. Torrox Pueblo. On the main road near the health centre. Tel.: +34 635 152 447
academiadeidiomastorrox @ hotmail.com


What’s on – Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden Open Sunday 21st                     

A brilliant Sunday ahead with cosy temperatures – what better enjoyment than a visit to Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden?  Lush gardens, an abundance of sculptures, spectacular views, all accompanied by the sweet sounds of Bach, Handel and others, played live by The Chamber Players!     Open 10 – 4. Just 20 minutes north of Almuñécar.                                                      Directions: www.kittyharri.com    609 706 210


What’s on Competa Cudeca Cancer Support Group Meeting                     The next Cancer Support Group Meeting will be held at the Juventud Grupo Office alongside the Competa Post Office at 11.30 on Thursday January 18th.                         Come along and meet Susan Hannam from Cudeca. Susan has a deep nursing and counselling knowledge and is happy to hold one to one private meetings.                   We will also be having a presentation by one of our members Martin Robinson about Physchosocial Support for Cancer Patients. His paper is currently being viewed by major hospitals and he would be grateful for any input. If you would like more information then email me debi dot bond at gmail.com or call 626192117


What’s on- Vinuela choir new term starting

Do you like singing?  Would you like to join a choir?  We are inviting new singers to become members of the local, long-established choir, Coral Coraxalia under the leadership of Eusebio Pita.  Great, friendly atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances and concerts, social events, possible touring, etc.  Rehearsals Thursdays 17.30 – 20.00 in the Casa Cultura on the main A7205 road at Viñuela village.  Plenty of free parking opposite .  Come along to a rehearsal and hear us and decide if you’d like to join us!  For more information call 689 111 352 / 669 682 139.                                                                                                        From Torre del Mar.  From the shopping mall motorway Junction 272, take the A356  towards the mountains.   At Junction KM38 at the end of the bridge,, turn right to Las Gómez, La Viñuela, A7205.  Left at t-junction towards Viñuela.  Go through the village of Las Gómez and on a right hand bend just after KM 2, you will see a new roundabout.  On the left is a white single storey building where we rehearse ( La Casa Cultura) at 5.30 to 8.00.   10 mins. Drive max.                          Approaching from  Puente Don Manuel, take A7205 which bypasses Viñuela village and right at the end of the village at the new roundabout, you’ll see a white single storey building on the right and nearby is an earth parking area.  Ring and let us know if you are coming and we will bring some spare music.                             IMPORTANT  the name of our choir   is “Coral Coraxalia”,  not to be confused with a recently established  different choir called  “Coral International Axarquía


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FREEHigh Protein Drinks                                                                                                to anyone who needs them  High Protein Drinks suitable for elderly/ frail          ( need to be used by end of January)   Contact Liz ( englishnurse)  951242449  or 692419548  or what’s app message )


For Sale- Exercise Bike   

Competa area – Takes pulse reading and counts speed, distance and calories burnt.  Cost €230 new, bargain at €60.  Email: Segnaro10@gmail.com


For Sale – Stone pots. And ornamental pot with stand

                                                                                                             2 large stone pots.   Cost 46€ each.   The price is still inside.                                     Will accept 40€ for the both.
One large ornamental pot with stand. Will accept 15€
Contact Dorothy.     642964323  951139291


For Sale Skottelbraai  

(BBQ) original Cadas, complete in good shape. Without gas bulb            € 25,00 Cómpeta area call 603430559 or mail wilco @ nissen.nl. Buyer collects.


For Sale-Paintings   

                                                                                   Original painting of church in Canillas de Albaida by J.M.Buck                                    size h55xw40.  40Euro.  Print of Competa by Klaus Hinkell h57xw40  30 Euro. Framed poster of Noche del Vino 2002  h70xw50   20 Euro   Competa area.           Tel. 659582108 or email linkman 6033 @ yahoo. com


Wanted – Magazines for a Workshop                                                                          I’m looking for unwanted magazines for a workshop I’m running in Nerja.
I’m happy to collect and anything goes. I’m happy to be contacted by email               or whatsapp +447908045439   Emma
For Sale- Furniture  – 3 Pictures :-

                                                                                                                                 Flower artwork pictures with wooden frame €10 euros each                                        Beautiful big artwork picture with wooden frame €20                                                        Large Statement artwork with gold frame €10                                                                  Solid wooden rocking chair with a small repair needed were the weaving has come off in one area. €100                                                                                             Bamboo shelving unit €30                                                                                              Beautiful 5ft mirror for sale with wooden frame €100                                              Available for collection at Algarrobo Costa,   If interested contact Emma on emmaxmaria@yahoo.co.uk


Wanted  large gazebo     contact Maggie Howard     628519862


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