DigameXtra No.936, Sunday, May 6th 2018

Welcome to DigameXtra !

The content of this blog site comes from its readers, but is subject to editing at the Editor’s discretion. The Editor is Naythan.

The address for your submissions is digamextra@protonmail.com
Before you send in a submission please read the UPDATED (15Apr18) submission rules at the bottom of this edition. Incomplete submissions will be returned for correction!


EVERY submission must include a first name and a location. For Sale items must have a price. I can get your email address from the submission, or provide a phone number. No Exceptions!

Be sure to check out the new Useful Links section below the regular submissions.

Loud Music Warning: The Chanquete World Music at Playa El Playazo, Nerja is scheduled and it will be loud! Our more delicate readers in Nerja may want to book a weekend out of town. Landlords may want to warn holiday makers. Starting Saturday, Sept 15 4pm running thru till 7am the following morning, and possibly longer. Entry €24.

What’s On

Starlight Music Festival, Marbella: Tix can be purchased online at the links provided, in English.
Sting, July 19, Tix €125 – €912 on sale now.
Pet Shop Boys, July 18, Tix €69 to €456 on sale now.
Il Divo, July 28, Tix €120 to €300
More concerts from James Blunt, Jamiroquai, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Celia Cruz, Texas, Charles Aznavour, Pablo Lopez and many more.
Find the full schedule of events in English for the Starlight Festival here:


Torre del Mar – Weekend Beach Festival: July 4 thru 8th. Hosted by Iseo & Dodosound w. The Mousehunters. Tix? There are a variety of options, with or without camping, see them here:
More festival info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2089125121309789/

Services Offered/Wanted

Hire of Cherry Picker: Does anyone know where I can hire a cherry picker so we can do some routine maintenance of hard-to-reach areas of our house? Contact Lynda, star.annys@hotmail.co.uk ; Canillas de Albaida/Salares area.

Car Hire Malaga Airport: I am looking for recommendations for car hire at Malaga Airport.
1) Reasonable price
2) Length of time kept waiting at Malaga Airport: I believe most companies now have to store their cars away from the airport.
3) Is it preferable to take a car with a full tank of petrol and return it with a full tank?
4) Any ruses to be aware of
5) Any comments on helpfulness, courteousness etc.
Please reply to Jill, Sayalonga. jls.inspain @ gmail.com (leave out the spaces)
(A very positive recommendation for this service was posted 19Apr18 issue No. 919. -Ed.)

Items Wanted or For Sale/Rent

For Sale, 3 items:
-Fellowes Home/Office shredder. Shreds up to 9 sheets at a time. Working order, 20€.
-Requisite ladies dark brown long riding boots. 20€. Brand new, never worn.size 41.
-Halfords 4 x 4 2 bike carrier complete. 10€
Contact Sue: Torrox campo, or could meet at BP Garage junction 285. Phone: 677322169. Selling on behalf of Tails dog refuge.

For Sale, 2 items (with pics this time): Rustic dining table with 4 old English chairs €275
4 Shelves Inox, 80 × 30 × 25 cm, €100. Contact Henning (Competa) Tel. 681 04 09 76


Amazon Problem: We order stuff from Amazon and have Prime but were surprised to find that it does not operate in Spain; an additional and separate subscription is required here. We wanted to order several items from the UK site that were not available locally here in Cómpeta, but none could be delivered to Spain, so we ordered from the Spanish site instead – how we wish we hadn’t! Only the items sourced by Amazon ES from the UK arrived and on time. Despite the web site showing that the other items were in stock it turned out weeks later that they were not. And to add to our irritation Amazon ES rejected publication of our factually correct review. We hope that Jane’s recovery continues and we also like the new Digame.
Thanks. James ; james.mcculloch100 @ 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

How to Subscribe –

Visit the website, https://digamextra.com/ Scroll down page until Follow appears in right side column, enter your email address, click FOLLOW.

Rules & Regulations:

The blog and it’s readership are growing, and I anticipate a big readership jump in the high-season. These updated rules are necessary to keep it manageable. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Send in your text & photos- The address for your submissions is digamextra@protonmail.com The Deadline is 4pm. One pic per item or event only, readers can email you for more. Three For Sale items per day max. Include all sale items/pics for that day in single email. For Sale items must include a price.
Photos & Documents- JPEG or JPG format only. No PDFs or Word documents.
Keep Submissions As Short As Possible- If you have more than a paragraph of text content just submit a short description and a link to a site where interested readers can find it.
Re-Submissions- What’s On events may post once a week, Services Offered once a month. Sale items previously posted must wait 1 month before re-submitting, and the price must have been lowered by at least 20%.
Put your post header in the “subject” line of the email (RE:).
Capital Letters – Please don’t write anything in ALL CAPITALS!
Bars, Bands, Restaurants Clubs & Charities – Please limit your entries to One per Week! I suggest you list your programme of events & send it Tue/ Wed for inclusion in the Thursday Issue. You will get better results if you give folks 2 or 3 days advance notice of an upcoming event so they can plan in advance.
Identification Information from Everyone – I will not publish your submission unless you have included your first name and location. I can get your email address from your submission. WHY? You don’t have to register a verified account here to submit posts, like on Facebook, but the trade-off is you do need to include identification for the protection of the Publisher. That is one of the big differences between social media and blogs. Each has it’s own constantly evolving set of laws and rules to be followed. Some may find it intrusive, but this is progress in the digital age! -Ed.
Health Professionals- Your submissions must include a Licence Number and name the issuing authority. You may offer a lecture on healing without credentials, but to offer healing as a service credentials are required. Why? Sorry to say, but there have been several submissions making false credential claims. This way you can verify it for yourself. So this is for the protection of all. -Ed.
Recommendations- I am accepting recommendations again, but only if submitter includes their own name, town and email!

Faulty Submissions: Incomplete submissions will be returned for correction. Resubmit full corrected submissions, returned submissions are deleted immediately from my Inbox.

DigameXtra cannot be responsible for incorrect info in reader posts or event announcements.
Anonymous submissions are unacceptable.

The decision what to post is the Editor’s. The Editor’s Decision is Final!


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