DigameXtra No.931, Tuesday, May 1st 2018

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What’s On

The Phoenix Club: Trip to Lucena & Montillar 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. Lucena was taken from the Moors in 1240 by King Ferdinand III of Castile, 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.
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 MontillaMoriles designated wine region. The large wineries Alvear and Gran Barquero are located in Montilla, which has an annual vendimia (wine harvest) festival. We are visiting the Alvear Bodega which is one of the oldest in the country and includes wine tasting.(With thanks to Wikipedia).
Price: €28pp includes Guide, wine tasting, coach fare & drivers gratuity
Phone Gail on 951067723 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information

Market La tabla Torrox Park: Independent Retailer’s Market in Torrox Park: Wednesdays, 10am to 1pm. A mix of new, artisan and secondhand stalls. Handmade greetings cards, Handmade artisan chocolates & Jewellery, English food products, Forever living products (aloe, nutritional supplements, natural beauty and skin care products), Come and have a browse then a drink or breakfast on the sunny terrace at La Tabla, Torrox Park Commercial Centre, first floor Torrox Park, above the supermarket and Pizzeria.
Also this week we have our Spring Fair on Saturday 5th May from 11am at La Tabla. Stalls, Live Music, BBQ, Kids corner, Fund Raising for CUDECA. Plus lots more a afternoon out for all the family. For more information contact Rachael, indoormarket@kwiksendmail.com. Or 662063987

Tai Chi Chuan classes: Rooftop terrace at La Tabla restaurant in Torrox Park. Every Wednesday and Saturday, from 10am to 11-30am. 5 euros per class. No class if raining. Terry Booth, Torrox – registered UK instructor, saddle@hotmail.co.uk; +44 7393 978888 (whatsapp);  www.terrybooth.eu

Latin Dancing: Do you like to move to Latin music and learn a few steps while exercising and sharing a fun couple of hours with same-minded people?? Join us on Tuesday evening at 8:30pm in Velez when Paco will lead us in some of his fun moves. 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 and 5) how to express in movements what the music conveys. Cost: 20€/single and 35€/couple, per month… Small group; for more details and/or registration contact norma2kk @ aol.com (no spaces). Norma, Valez

Services Offered/Wanted

Computer Services: DoctorLaptop’s May Special. Slow Computer Rescue. My famous Clean & TuneUp Special is back, for Windows & Mac. Until June 01 you can now get 20% off, only €40!
If you rely on your computer and want it running at peak performance, an annual professional servicing is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you?
I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: verify all System files replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, update Windows+all drivers+programs, pro defrag hard drive and Registry, install free ransomware protection, and finally optimize your settings for fastest overall performance. Job usually completed overnight. Heavily infected comps or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete. Contact: doctorlaptop @ protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 (no calls b4 11am).  https://doctorlaptop-repairs.webnode.com/

Wanted, Hot Tub Repair: Could someone recommend/suggest an individual or company in or willing to come to Competa area to service/repair our Solana SX Spa/Hot Tub which is not heating to correct temperature? Many thanks jluffrum@gmail.com (John, Competa)

Items Wanted or For Sale/Rent

Rental Offered: Nerja. Special holiday offer due to late cancellation, I can offer a ten-day holiday for the cost of a week, in a fabulous house in Burriana near the beach from the 4th of May 2018 to the 14th. To find full information and many photos, go to Owners Direct and add Spain number p8031008. If you are interested phone me directly on 625210990. David, Nerja.

For Sale: I have selection of fishing equipment for sale, rods, reels, etc, if interested please contact me, e mail mucktub63@Hotmail.com, or mobile 722 734 204 I am in the Puente Don Manuel area. Brian.

For Sale, 2 items: Glass tv stand. 85w x 40d x 48h 35 euros; also ironing board hardly used, 20 euros. Vents Baja area. Buyer collects. Tony, Tel 676649512 or email tcinspain @ yahoo.co.uk

For Sale, 3 items: Men’s roller blades size 44 (used once!) 15e; Silver Harley Davidson motorcycle helmet – good condition- 15e; 2 ikea reading lights – 10e the pair. Buyer collects from La Caleta. Tel Liz 691 973 025 (submitted by Mark, mcogley @ gmail.com)

For Sale: Towavan Trailer– twin axled roller shutter door, no leaks bone dry, new tyres have been fitted and it includes a brand new spare tyre. The inside dimensions are 210cm long, 125cm wide, 152 cm high and the length of the trailer overall is 330 cm long. It has a 1,200 kg pay load, it tows very well and it will always hold it’s value. I have owned the trailer for over 10 years, it is an English trailer so it has no paper work but you can apply for some so I’ve been told. €995 no offers please. Email for more pics. Call 692414544 or email eva_fritz@hotmail.co.uk if interested. Based in Caleta de Vélez. Susannah.

For Sale: Mercedes Benz C200 Automatic, Diesel, 120 000 km, in good condition for sale. €15,000. Reason for sale is that we are looking for a bigger car. For more info, please contact Peter on 661 369 543, Torrox costa. (Submitted by Iva, shtabekovaiva @ yahoo.com)

For Sale: Bathroom mirror with light fitting above, measurement 90 cm high and 80 cm wide. Good condition 15 euros. Kenneth, Vinuela area (Rubite Campo), Telephone 95 251 8080

APA Nerja Charity Shop Open Today: 5 Calle Chaparill Nerja Next to Irish Annie’s and Rockerfellas. We will be open May 1 st holiday and also San Ysidro on the 15 May, 10-2 and 17-19 Every Day. Closed Saturday Evening. (submitted by Susan, Nerja, gipsyrosesemail @ aol.com)

Wanted: Cat Trap. We need a cat trap, to borrow. Anyone can help? Area of Arenas, will pick up and bring back. Thank you: Bernd, contact: bernd.martin (at) bernd-martin (dot) eu.

Wanted, 2 items: I am looking for a De Walt 18v battery charger and a TV. Thanks, Harry, Torrox, boogieboogie93@outlook.com

Wanted: Looking for a shelving unit or cupboard to fit space at side of our cooker. Max width 47cm. Depth and height flexible but ideally depth of 30cm, height of 213cm. Appearance not so important as we may paint grey. Shelves need to be strong enough to hold pans though. If you can help please email me a pic, with dimensions and cost. Thanks Karen. I’m in Cómpeta and can collect. kmmiddleton at yahoo dot co dot uk

Sold: 2 x Ikea Single Beds, Sarah, Puente don Manuel/Vinuela; dustersdm @ yahoo.co.uk


Restaurant: We would like to highly recommend the Brooklyn restaurant on Torrox Costa. They have the best Burgers since we came to Spain five years ago. It has a good selection of other foods but specialises in gourmet burgers. Its about a third of the way along the costa. Gwen Royle, gwenroyle @ gmail.com

Car-Hire Recommendations Please: My brother and family want to hire a large car when they arrive at Malaga airport in July. From which company do you recommend they hire a car & why, please? (Of course – alerting me to companies they might want to avoid – can be equally helpful).
Responses to rrgrute@hotmail.com . Thank you, Rosemarie, Alcaucin.


Pet Service by Silvia, corrected phone contact: I am dedicated to walking and caring for pets (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) I have at home, daycare and overnight for several days. I live in El Morche.
Cell Phone: 666- 782 766, Land: 951- 702 470, silviacaminante @ gmail.com

Flight partner to Berlin for Dog: Tail Torrox urgently needs a flight partner for a dog to go to its new home in Berlin. If anyone is flying there soon or has any friends, please contact Gill, Torrox – ogillyarmstead@gmail.com or tel 633405560. You do not need to do anything, we bring the dog. Thanks.

Cute cat needs home: This beauty is 9 months old, castrated and looking for a loving home. He is being cared for at Clinica Veterinaria, Torrox Costa. Please if you can help call 952 532 587 or 657 582 225 or whatsapp 692 99 32 25 and speak to Stefanie. (submitted by Naomi, nwallbridge7 @ gmail.com)

Useful Links

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/

Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/

EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com

Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652

Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional

Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/

Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/

Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php

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