DigameXtra No.854 Tuesday February 6th 2018

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Invitation:  Join the U3A members who will gather on Friday the 16th for a delicious lunch on Burriana Beach Promenade.  For this month, you do not have to be a  U3A member to join us (the membership is 6€ a year); just reply to me, norma2kk @ aol.com (no spaces), by the 8th.  Look forward to hearing from you!! For more details see below which was sent to the membership:                                  Happy February Munchers:  So many events to celebrate:  Mardi Gras (Carnaval parades this Saturday in Torre; Valentine’s day to follow and of course our next Munch Bunch on Friday the 16 at the Bruxelles Restaurant on Burriana Beach at 1pm.  As a  Belgian restaurant, they are famous for their finger licking good mussels and fries.  However, you’ll find other delicious dishes as well.  The restaurant is on the left, about 1/3 of the way into the Burriana road parallel the shoreline.  At this time of year, we should find easy parking on the street.  Noni is our gracious coordinator this month as she suggested the venue and will coordinate with them after you reply.  Thank you, Noni for your faithful support!!  As customary, please reply to me no later than Friday the 8th so that Noni has ample time to finalize with Bruxelles.  I look forward to it!!  nkk            PS:  Our lunch last month at Avalon was absolutely lovely.  Not only the food was very tasty, but the restaurant offered a very comfy atmosphere and the management couldn’t have been more welcoming and friendly, and the service was flawless.  Give them a try for a special occasion especially as the weather warms up.  You will enjoy their glorious terrace overlooking the sea with Nerja just a bit off to the left.  Highly recommended!!    norma2kk@aol.com

 

Help –DoctorLaptop’s Tips #66 – The Future of Windows –                               Facts and Speculation                                                         Computer Repairs and Lessons in Nerja – Keep My Number Just In Case                    I Repair What Others Can Only Replace! Data Recovery Expert.                                        If you are on a mobile device (Android or Apple) and have trouble streaming videos, buffering, etc., get the free Puffin Browser app. It’s a bit slow to load, but once it does it’s the fastest browser for mobile devices. It works far better than any so-called wifi-booster, using new tech and a private server system dedicated to optimized streaming! There is a Windows version, but as a Beta-release, still in testing. https://www.puffinbrowser.com/                                                                    Microsoft says Windows 10 is the last number-designated version of Windows, with only “Creator’s Updates” to follow. No Windows 11. Microsoft has already implemented the move to their new “Windows as a service” biz model. MS will retire the old biz model where Windows came included in the price of a computer. Did you know Win 10 mainstream support ends in Oct 2020!?!  Only 10 months after Win 7 becomes obsolete! Extended support for Win 10 ends Oct 2025. From then on you will have to rent a new version of Windows from Microsoft (and possibly rent a computer from them too!). The debut of the new rental Windows loaded computers is expected by 2021. This new rental version of Windows will not run on older computers; MS has already announced old processors will not be supported in the future. See pic for proof, read ALL the small print for once! Pay attention to where it says any computer out of warranty does NOT have to be supported by Windows; that means comps only 13 months old can be blocked from Windows Security or Required Driver Updates should MS decide to do so, basically rendering your comp obsolete. Bet you didn’t know that! It will happen more frequently as we approach the 2020 end of Win 7 and the 2025 end of Win 10. Apple users have been used to a 5yr life cycle for devices, as working devices lose functions and cannot be updated (try using Firefox or Skype on an old iPad stuck at OS9), now MS adopts that dreadful policy.                           https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet  https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/05/08/microsoft-windows-10-last-windows/#52c0af583328                                                                                            Happy computing…Naythan: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com                                            Links to my blog, FB, and Twitter: doctorlaptopstips.wordpress.com/       https://www.facebook.com/naythan.harris.7545   https://twitter.com/DoktorLaptop   You can tip me for advice or services by topping up my mobile prepay credit, 675993069(Orange).

 

Services Available –House & Pet Sitting  We would like to introduce ourselves, Caroline Snoeck and Marleen de Wandeleer from Belgium but we speak good English. We are connected to Trusted House Sitters: www.trustedhousesitters.com, if you would like to see our reviews.                   Two ladies of independent means (formerly worked as Nurse and Accountant) who house/pet sit around the world. We have taken care of all kinds of animals like dogs, cats, horses, chickens, birds etc.   So should you need your home and pets looked after while away send us an email and we will be in touch.   We pay our own and our service is free, if you would like to reimburse us for some of our expenses that is up to you.   But please be advised to book well ahead.                                            Our email is : caro6-snoeck@hotmail.com

 

What’s on-  Excursions with Lux Mundi                                                               Trip to the Sierra Nevadas and Granada city – Join us in a day out in the Sierra Nevadas – to enjoy the snow capped peaks or bring your snowboards or skis to have a morning on the slopes and then onto Granada city in the afternoon.    Date? 01st March     Pick ups?  Torre del Mar bus station, Algarrobo Lidl, BP Garage Torrox Costa and Maro  Price? €17pp includes driver’s gratuity.  Cost of ski lift, slopes lunch not include.  Trip to Gibraltar 2nd March 2018 – The Phoenix Club are off on their next shopping trip to Gibraltar on Friday 2nd March.  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 IKEA and the Guzman Garden Centre – 16th March 2018                  The Phoenix Club is off for another dose of retail therapy, this time to IKEA in Malaga in the morning and then in the afternoon, on to one of the best Garden Centres in the area, Guzmans in Alhaurin.  They have a fantastic selection of named varities of all sorts of plants and trees.  Date:  Friday 16th March 2018
Price?  €14.50pp coach fare & drivers gratuity included
Time?  10.00 at Algarrobo Lidl                                                                                              Trip to Jerez in April   The Phoenix Club are off to the fabulous city of Jerez staying at the 4* Hotel Spa Los Jandalos on a B&B basis.    Jerez de la Frontera, usually called Jerez, is a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Its old quarter surrounds the Alcázar de Jerez, a Moorish fortress founded in the 11th century. The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is a famed riding school with horse shows and a carriage museum. The city is also known for flamenco music and sherry production in the so-called Sherry Triangle lying to the west.                      Date? 19th – 21st April                                                                                                               Price? €295pp based on 2 sharing a double room and includes: B&B accommodation (Single supplement is €420pp)                                                                  A visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art                                                    A visit to the Sandemans Bodega – tasting of 3 wines and a brandy                               Coach fare & drivers gratuity        Trip to Seville    The Phoenix Club are off to the fabulous city of Seville staying at the 4* Don Paco Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis    Hotel Don Paco is a charming hotel, located in the historic center of Seville, a city known worldwide for its artistic and cultural wealth. A 10-minute walk from the Cathedral and the Giralda, the hotel has elegant rooms equipped with air conditioning, parquet floors, LCD TV, free Wifi access throughout the hotel and free safe with private bathroom among other features.   It features a rooftop swimming pooland sun terrace with excellent city views.  The old town is a great choice for travellers interested in architecture, tapas and atmosphere.  Near the hotel, you can find the Iglesia de San Pedro, Plaza de Pilatos, Seville’s city hall and Sevilla Santa Justa Railway Station, amongst other points of interest.  There is a 24-hour front desk and a free Wi-Fi zone and you can hire a bicycle from the tour desk.    Dates?  20th – 22nd July 2018   Price? €240pp based on 2 sharing and includes: B&B accommodation    Coach fare   Drivers Gratuity                                                            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 at La Tabla, Torrox Park                                                                       Come and have a browse and a warm drink
10 am to 1pm, Independent Retailers Table Top Market featuring the following.   A mix of new, artisan and secondhand stalls, plus Head and Foot massages and Reiki are now available on a Wednesday morning (certification available upon request from therapist).
Valentine’s cards and gifts including handmade artisan chocolates & Jewellery,
English food products,    Forever living products,     Homemade chutney & jams
Local artists,
Kleeneze, plus lots more!   We look forward to seeing you.

 

What’s on Invitation:  Join the U3A members    They will gather on Friday the 16th for a delicious lunch on Burriana Beach Promenade.  For this month, you do not have to be a  U3A member to join us (the membership is 6€ a year); just reply to me, norma2kk @ aol.com (no spaces), by the 8th.  Look forward to hearing from you!!     For more details see below which was sent to the membership:     Happy February Munchers:  So many events to celebrate:  Mardi Gras (Carnaval parades this Saturday in Torre; Valentine’s day to follow and of course our next Munch Bunch on Friday the 16 at the Bruxelles Restaurant on Burriana Beach at 1pm.  As a  Belgian restaurant, they are famous for their finger licking good mussels and fries.  However, you’ll find other delicious dishes as well.  The restaurant is on the left, about 1/3 of the way into the Burriana road parallel the shoreline.  At this time of year, we should find easy parking on the street.  Noni is our gracious coordinator this month as she suggested the venue and will coordinate with them after you reply.  Thank you, Noni for your faithful support!!  As customary, please reply to me no later than Friday the 8th so that Noni has ample time to finalize with Bruxelles.  I look forward to it!!  nkk              PS:  Our lunch last month at Avalon was absolutely lovely.  Not only the food was very tasty, but the restaurant offered a very comfy atmosphere and the management couldn’t have been more welcoming and friendly, and the service was flawless.  Give them a try for a special occasion especially as the weather warms up.  You will enjoy their glorious terrace overlooking the sea with Nerja just a bit off to the left.  Highly recommended!!   norma2kk@aol.com

 

What’s on – Self Empowerment Course

Empowerment group                                                                              This February I would like to start a Self-Empowerment Group                                      I am Gerlinda Smit, Dutch psychologist and licensed to work in Spain (AO07199).   The Group will meet about 6 times, every two weeks.                                                        Group in English at 13-14:30 pm.  Costs will be 15 euro per meeting.  Kick off will be Thursday the 8th of February. Location: Centro Mar y Salud in El Morche.  If you are interested or want to know more, feel free to contact Gerlinda Smit. Via email: gerlinda.smit@live.nl or phone: 667 579 996.Goals in General: Experience positivity, regain confidence, become aware of own strengths and talents, practice in using that.

 

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Wanted –.  Exercise bike with tech spec.    must be in good condition,                can collect.   Competa.    Tel. +44 7592788066 or e-mail  peterflonsdale@gmail.com

 

For Sale – Beds

                                                                                 folding bed, 90 x 190, possibly with full bedding   Price 195 €                                      (new price was 386€ incl. full bedding)   and                                                       this spacious single bed, 105 x 200, with full bedding,  for 395€                                (new price was 643€ incl. full bedding)   The beds are bought in October 2017 at Muebles Garcia (Algarrobo Costa) and the bedding at IKEA and Conforama and Jysk. I can show you receipts.                                                                                                 Please send me a message on WhatsApp on 0034666922427 or                                  Email zjeswie @ gmail .com (no spaces)

 

For Sale – Mazda MX5 2003
79,500 genuine miles
1 lady owner from new -regularly serviced
Right hand drive-Spanish plates   Great car                                                                         €2,200 ono
Phone/What’s app Lindsay
0044 771 9227740
lindsay_handcock@hotmail.com

 

For Sale- IKEA Desk & PC 

 Bought only 5 months ago, hardly used                                                         IKEA Desk  151 X 61 with a 70 X 40 adjustable run-off on either right or left hand side 80€       Plus       Nitro PC, 1tb, 7200RPM, 64MB.    With SAMSUNG LS24F330FH 24″ LED Full HD Hdmi. Wireless Combo, 5 motnhs old, hardly used, perfect, cost 750€ selling for 400€. Telf: 642386312 Whatsapp. 

 

For Sale- IKEA POANG chair

good condition.
Catalogue price 129 euros, sell 59 euros, space needed.
Vinuela/ Los Romanes area.
Tel 655201175 or e – mail  batandball29713@gmail.com

  

For Sale- Toyota RAV 4, 2.0 petrol  4 wheel drive, automatic 2 door, new Cam-belt , new water pump new brakes, new tyres. The car drives well, ITV until August 2018. The body work is in good condition. Bought this car for my wife but she does not like driving automatics. €1995 call 692 414 544 Caleta De Velez.

 

For Sale- Doors, Mirror & Chair

                                                                                                                           2 antique Spanish doors, white vintage chair & reclaimed wood mirror
Lovely decoration for your Spanish Finca, house or appartment 🙂
2 grey / blue painted antique Spanish doors / each 41,5 cm width x 180 cm high (16.34 inch x 70.87 inch) no glass Euro 75,-
Vintage reclaimed wood rustic mirror 
/ 60 cm width x 117 cm high (23.62 inch x 46.06 inch) / Euro 45,- 
Vintage shabby chic white chair / seat 42 cm width x 34 cm deep x 42 cm high, back 89 cm high (16.54 inch width x 13.39 inchdeep  x 16.54 inch high, back 35.05 inch high) / Euro 15,-
mariska @ vandaar.net (no spaces) or 0031 (0)6 24 24 91 63 (Whatsapp!) /                    We deliver!

 

For Sale- Two Guitars

Horner acoustic guitar, model no. MW 350
and Stagg Spanish guitar, model C530, suitable for a child                                          and including a Ritter guitar bag.
€50 each, Competa area. Pls call Garry on 682672400 

 

For Sale Pair of ski-style telescopic walking sticks

€15. Nerja/Frigiliana. Phone 699 210 776.

 

Wanted – Exercise Bike.   Contact crosslion6@yahoo.co.uk  (Nr Alcaucin)

 

For Sale White Piano Rippen.

                                                                                                               1,42 metres by 1,07(high) and 0,50 (depth)  €600    Buyer collect.                                   And of course you have to tune the piano.                                                                        Algarrobo Campo on a tarred road.  rolfweeshoff @ hotmail.com(no breaks)  .              Tel. 634304912

 

For Sale Electric Heater   Lovely fake fire electric heater,                                             used only a few times,price new 69 euros, yours for 30 euros.                                                            Nerja. Please call 695 463 385

 

For Sale – IKEA Bed

  IKEA double bed  without mattress.                                         Size of frame 212 cm x 157 cm. Inner fame size 200 cm x 140 cm.                                    Some water damage on headboard  70 euros                                                                Bed dismantled ready for collection from Competa
Contact Jan on 0044 7944 755449 or email wjohnhocking@gmail.com

 

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