DigameXtra No. 871 Friday Feb. 23rd 2018 by Jane Kirk

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Services Needed –Damp Proofing
Hi – I’m looking for a damp-proofing expert in the Almunecar area to come and do an investigation with possible follow-on work.
609 706 210


Services – Help ! Notary Needed Urgently
Hello all, I am looking (rather urgent) for a Notary who can notarize two
documents, preferably English speaking. Between Malaga and Nerja. Please contact me @ 693373530. Thank you. Patricia.


Services Available – Spanish hideaway Casa Magel B&B. €100. Come and walk the Camino Del Rey and stay over. Check availability before booking your tickets or just a breakaway.2 nights B & B with 1 night 3-course meal with wine 100€ for 2 sharing a double en suite room. Perfect for birthday or anniversary celebrations or just to get away on your own or with friends.(personalised vouchers available). Casa Magel lies on the edge of the typical Spanish town of Valle De Abdalajis. Malaga. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside with views of the mountains, yet only a 15 minute walk into the town where there are many bars serving meals and tapas, you really get a feel of how the Spanish live. So much to do and see in the area, lovely walks and scenery. Lovely rooms, good food, great hosts.Check us out on our website http://www.casamagel.com contact Maggie at Casamagel@yahoo.comor phone 628519862 or 632298062


Long Term Rental Needed- Wanted; country property any area, 1/2 bedrooms, has to be fenced and gated, 2 dogs, 400€ per month, long term rental.
atlanticcornwallatgmail.com 0034 635864866


Rental Needed- I’m looking for a room to rent in the Torre del Mar area, single working female with a small very well behaved dog, please e-mail emma louise blencowe @ gmail . com


Long Term Rental -House available from April
Recently renovated 3 bedroom country house available for long term rental from April. The house is situated near the villages of Canillas de Albaida and Archez on an almost entirely paved access road not far from the main road. Open plan kitchen/living/dining area and 1 bathroom. Plenty of outside space and lovely views towards Competa and Canillas de Albaida. Monthly rent 530€ plus water and electricity.
Please call 626 027 817 for questions or viewing



What’s on-Stars of the West End in Torre del Mar
Lovers of West End and Broadway musicals are in for a treat when the “Stars of the West End” show returns by popular demand.
After 4 sell-out shows in March of 2017 Big M Promotions is pleased to announce that the show will be on at Salon del Mar, Torre del Mar.
“Stars Of The West End”, an entertaining 2 hour show, featuring the most popular songs from the best loved musical theatre. Musicals like “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Wicked”, “Les Miserables”, “Chess”, “Mary Poppins” and more.
“Stars of the West End” features 3 Principal performers;
Mike Sterling – “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Misérables”,
Lucy van Gasse – “Wicked” and “The Sound of Music”,
Kate Galston – “Chicago” and “Mamma Mia!”.
They will be singing songs from the shows they have appeared in, as well many other well-known numbers from other top musicals.
Online ticket sales http://www.ticketsource.eu/bigmpromotions for all venues and shows
Tel. 658579695
Tickets will be on sale locally from; Lux Mundi Centre at 22€ until 11th March then they will be 25€


What’s On Saturdays at the Organic Market in Conviven                               are never boring and if you are one of those who like food with organic products, proximity and season, local crafts or be outdoors just need to write your appointment: every Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
This Saturday, February 24th, we will have some classics that never disappoint: ecological bread from La Viñuela, Lebanese specialties with their sweets, humus and falafel made at the moment, spices, tea and coffee, Fair Trade coffee, certified organic fruits and vegetables, cheeses and wine, craft beer, eggs, extra virgin olive oil, super food and honey and homemade jams.
In Arts & Crafts we will be accompanied by essential oils, Soaps of the Grandmother, natural cosmetics and much more.
Yoga from 10 to 11: 15h with Flora Yoga.
In our bar “Mala Cresta” you can enjoy a delicious breakfast or tapas cooked with products from the Eco “huerta” from Conviven Get ready, spring arrives and in Organic Market Viñuela we are going to celebrate it with our SPRING FEST on March 24th. We will be accompanied by “Jukebox Bandits” with their best live music !!
Follow us on Facebook: @Mercado Ecológico Viñuela in Conviven / Organic Market Viñuela in Conviven and we will keep you informed of the news 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 at mercadoecovivero@gmail.com We will be happy to see you !!!


What’s on- Dancing & Exercise
Do you enjoy, dancing, movement, Latin music, spending a healthy couple of hours with same minded people?? If yes, join us on Tuesday and Thursday for Latin Dance Classes in Velez.. Studies show that dancing and especially learning or brushing up on steps is the ultimate form of body and brain exercises. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to approximately 10pm. Francisco Sanchez, Spanish instructor and Norma, his English speaking assistant, will inspire you to move to such dances as Meringue, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and Bachata. We will not rush to teach you complicated steps. These lessons are for individuals or couples who want to better understand 1) the basics of the body moving to music, 2) how to center yourself, 3) how to establish your center of gravity, 4) how to transfer your weight gracefully 5) how to improve your posture, and 6) how to express in movements what the music conveys. But most importantly 7) how to feel joyful while moving to music and share this joy with others. Students will rotate partners to acquire maximum skills… And all adults and teens are welcome!! Spend a few hours a week with happy and same minded people while boosting your oxygen intake and meeting new friends. The monthly fee upon registration is, for singles, 25€; for couples: 40€. For more details or to register, reply to norma2kk @ aol.com (no spaces); Looking forward to hearing from you!!   norma2kk@aol.com


What’s on –Phoenix Club Excursions
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 Plaza Mayor & 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 varieties 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 the Bioparc in Fuengirola
The visit by the Phoenix Club is on the 23rd of March. Bioparc Fuengirola champions a new model of zoo based on respect for nature and the preservation of natural species, a model which has already established itself as a flagship for Europe. It represents is a different concept of zoo. A zoological park where animals live side-by-side, recreating their natural habitat and so fostering their development at all levels. Visitors are stepping inside a true documentary of the deepest tropical woodlands.
The centre also has exclusive species of such great biological importance as the Malayan False Gavial, bred here successfully for the first time in captivity, and the Blue Duiker, to be found nowhere else in Spain, along with the only group of breeding gorillas in Andalusia.
Price? €28 which includes entry, coach fare & driver’s gratuity Date? 23rd March
Time? 0900
Trip to Gibraltar 6th April 2018 – The Phoenix Club are off on their next shopping trip to Gibraltar on Friday 6th April. 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.
Visit to Montillar and Lucena Cordoba Province 18th May
Lucena is situated on the Lucena River, a minor tributary of the Genil, on an important crossroads at the very center of Andalusia. In early times Lucena was inhabited almost exclusively by Jews who had arrived together with its founders; hence it was called “Jews’ City”, a nickname also applied to Granada and Tarragona. The Jews of Lucena, who carried on extensive trade and industries, were, according to the 11th-century Moslem geographer, Mohamed al-Edrisi, richer than those of any other city. They enjoyed the same freedom as their correligionists in the large Muslim cities. Their Rabbi, who was elected by the entire community, was granted special privileges and acted as judge in the civil and criminal cases arising in the community. The Jews lived peaceably until the Almoravides came into power.
Lucena was taken from the Moors in 1240 but it remained as frontier village for centuries. In fact, it was in the attempt to recapture it that King Boabdil of Granada was taken prisoner in 1483.
The parish church dates from the ending of the 15th century. Our Lady of Araceli is an image brought from Rome in the 16th century and is the patron of Lucena, canonically crowned in 1948.
The chief industries are the manufacture of furniture, industrial refrigerators, wine, bronze lamps and pottery, especially the large earthenware jars (tinajas) used in the past throughout Spain for the storage of oil and wine, some of which hold more than 300 gallons. Matches also used to be made there. There is considerable trade in agricultural produce.
Our visit includes Montillar – The olive oil of the district is abundant and good, and it is the peculiar flavour of the pale dry light wine of Montilla that gives its name to the sherry known as Amontillado. Montilla is the largest component of the Montilla-Moriles designated wine region. The large wineries Alvear and Gran Barquero are located in Montilla, which has an annualvendimia (wine-harvest) festival.
With thanks to Wikipedia
Price? €28pp includes Guide, wine tasting, coach fare & drivers gratuity
Date? 18th May
Various pick-ups including Maro
Visit a Lavender Garden in the Alpujarras – 25th May
The garden was started in 2005, from the abandoned terraces of an old farmhouse. Over the years the owners have converted the 8,000 metre square site into a delightful Mediterranean mountain garden. Organised over several terraced levels, the gardens offer a variety of distinct areas or garden rooms for the visitors to enjoy, with planting ranging from native species from the Sierra Nevada to the exotic. The emphasis is on plants and how they flourish in these very unique climatic conditions.
Price includes entry, lunch in the garden, Coach fare and driver’s gratuity with a possibility of a visit to Pampaneria too
Coach & entry to the Garden €25
Lunch optional extra €15pp
Various pick-ups including Maro
Trip to Seville 20th – 22nd July 2018
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 rooftopswimming pool and 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 email Gail on 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-ECA Organic and Artisan Market Florymar in Benajarafe
Situated in the beautiful garden of the Florymar Gardencenter next to the beach in Benajarafe.
Organic and artisan market with fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, goat’s cheese, honey, olive oil, homemade vegetarian and vegan food and lots of beautiful artisan crafts, like jewellery, glasswork, ceramics and fabrics and much more!
Have a look at the pretty plants and flowers at the gardencenter as well.
Find us on the coastal road N-340 on the westside of Benajarafe next to the Cepsa gas station.


What’s on Games Afternoon – Fridays
Its that time of the week again..we meet every Friday….
At Puerto Blanco Chine’s Bar Cafe Caleta de Velez
meeting every Friday from 11.30am onwards.
Do come along and join us…we would love to meet you all Ladies and Gents
We Play Scrabble, Crib, Rummykub, Mah Jong and loads more
Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us
Chine’s do a great mix of Snacks and meals or you can join us for lunch in the Eclipse next door
You don’t have to commit to come every week – just a casual get together of like minded friends and if you have a game to bring – even better.
For details email madpip @ hotmail .co.uk


What’s on Friday 23 of February Nerja Jazz Club
Mama Paula Blues Band. First time at the Nerja Jazz Club, new club. We are honoured to be included in their first week of live shows. I look forward to seeing all of our fans and supporters from the Nerja area Calle Antonio Millon


What’s on Notification from Archez Townhall
Archez Townhall would like to announce their new sports & activity programme, which is free for all Archez residents.
Aerobics/Exercise for senior citizens – Monday @ 12:15 – 13:30 – Salon de Baile, Calle Alta (near the pharmacy)
Pilates – Wednesday @ 17:30 – 18:30 – Salon de Baile, Calle Alta
Sports Activities for Kids – Thursday @ 17:30 – 18:30 – Polideportivo
Football for Kids – Thursday @ 18:30 – 19:30 – Polideportivo
Gym opening hours are:-
Mon – 10:00- 12:00
Wed – 19:00 – 21:00
Fri – 18:00 – 21:00


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Please include your location.


For Sale –Sewing Machine                                                                                                  A Bernina, plus a box full of threads, another with bits and bobs €20    I live in Herradura, tel 661571700.   marylkahaldenby7@gmail.com


For Sale- Aloe Vera Plants
Large quantity of freshly dug up mature aloe Vera plants for sale 2 euros each or multiples of 10 for 1.50 euro each. All with good roots and ready to plant. Torrox campo Benamar area, just minutes from Torrox pueblo. Telephone 951067724.


For Sale- 4 mid century Artifort style chairs & vintage coffee table on wheels with Formica top and magazine rack 
Are you looking for mid-century vintage furniture? We offer some 🙂
1) Lovely set of 4 mid century design Artifort or Scandinavian style chairs with brown fabric and metal frame. Good vintage condition with some signs of use. size: seat 44 cm deep x 49 width / back 79 cm high / seat height 44 cm / price euro 75,- for the set of 4.
2) And what about this mid century vintage design coffee table on wheels with formica top, metal frame and a magazine rack. Good vintage condition! size 50 x 60 cm x 65 cm high / price euro 25,-
We spreken Nederlands / wir sprechen Deutsch / we speak English / nous parlons Francais (un peu). And yes, we deliver
More photos or information? Contact Mariska, Competa Area, mariska @ vandaar.net (no space) or 0031 (0)6 24 24 91 63 (Whatsapp!)


For Sale- Ford Galaxy Mk1 1995-2000
Looking for a front drivers side (LHD) internal door panel for the above vehicle. With the age of the car the plastic is brittle and broken beyond repair so won’t pass the ITV test. Anyone scrapping their Galaxy (or Seat Alambra/VW Sharan of the same age) or knows where I can find one for sale please let me know. May also be interested in other second hand parts.
leslie merrett @ hotmail dot com (no spaces)


For Sale- Free standing combined cooker.
Gas cooker with hot air oven all in good condition.         Oven has grill and pizza function, hot air ventilator and telescopic slide guides. The cooker has a glass cover. Manual in English, Dutch, German and French. It´s a Pelgrim, a leading Dutch Brand.
Collect from Almayate 666601987 klarinas @ hotmail.com (no spaces)


For Sale – Horse
Beautiful horse for sale, very quite and gentle.
Only 16 years old. Full papers and micro chipped.   Ideal for beginner. Bomb proof,  and take’s part in Romerias.. Boxes well
Contact Tina for more information…
Torrox campo.
Wapsap +447552477794.
Mail.. tjparton @ hotmail. co. uk


For Sale- Used Garage door

350 euro ono Buyer collects Call 636624736


For Sale- Ufesa hoover 700w
unwanted present. 40 euros.
Puente don manuel area
shirley romero 21 at hotmail dot com


For Sale – Cabinet
Cabinet with 2 doors and 3 drawers. In good condition, see photos. Competa village.
Dimensions: 40x150cm, height 71cm. Eur 30,- My email: lcmtpf@gmail.com


For Sale Leather Coat, Wool Coat, Zara Suit                                                                                                    Black Leather coat, Matrix style, Size 40″ chest – slight tear at bottom of one pocket, easily repaired – €20.
Luxurious Aquascutum pure wool coat in Lovat green with velvet collar, chest size 38″; €20.
Slate grey Zara wool and silk suit, size 38″; €15.
Michael, vitruvianman @ outlook . es (remove spaces) or WhatsApp 627 65 08 63.

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