DigameXtra No. 1071, Friday, Sep. 28th 2018

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O’Leary’s Gastro-pub / Irish bar / live music venue:
We are now open at midday serving our amazing NEW baguette menu. We pride ourselves on the creating every single recipe and each dish in house with fresh ingredients to give you original mouth watering food. We supply 12 different varieties of cider, 7 different bottles of beer. We absolutely love live music and have the best musicians every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
Great live music we have this week! like every week, With No Cover Charge!  So let’s start with a bang…..
-Thurs 930PM. Our favourite band leader, Jonathan Thakur will be live and doing his Johnny unplugged thing! Great music and lots of fun guaranteed
-Fri 930PM. The One, The Only, Friglianas own, Mr Lee Townsend will be live and rocking our little bar as only he can! Always great fun and unbelievably talented in everyone’s favourite band ! The boxbrum band. Great music and lots of fun guaranteed!
-Sat 930PM. The incredible green dogs will be kicking it off! These guys are so talented playing all their own unique instruments and singing in both English and Spanish. These guys are just getting better and better and cover songs with their own unique style that always goes down a treat!
Visit O’Leary’s Irish Bar, Torrox Costa, the only place you can sit back and relax enjoying our stunning sea views eating top quality food while listening to live musicFB Link

Casa Magel B&B, September – November special: Complimentary bubbly on arrival. 2 nights B&B choice of continental or English breakfast. 1 night 3-course meal with wine for 2 sharing a double room. 100€. Maybe possible to get tickets for Caminito Del Rey El Chorro if you book early. This is a good time to visit the wolf park 15 mins away as the wolves are more visible as the weather cools and they do full moon howling at night. Pop into Convento Magdalena next door and soak up the peaceful atmosphere with a nice glass of wine. Many nice walks all around, our little Roman town is a 15-minute walk away, with a very nice museum, good tapas bars. So much to do and see and then relax by the pool while our chef cooks you a delicious meal. We have a limited honesty bar or bring your own drinks. Full kitchen facilities for guest use. Terrace & BBQ. Pretty Gardens, lovely pool, yummy food, great hosts, fantastic views. Who could ask for anything more for 100€ for 2?
Please contact casamagel@yahoo.com website http://www.casamagel.com

What’s on at Finca Las Sierras in Cómpeta: ‘4-course lazy Sunday lunch’.
For only € 27,50 p.p. we will be preparing a variety of culinary dishes. Tapas and welcome Cava from the house. Menu starts at 14:00. Reservations only (max. 24 couverts). Please make a reservation through info@fincalassierras.com or ring/Whatsapp on 603430559 with your name and a mobile contact number. Or just call now to book your table: +34 6 0343 0559
For directions: where the A-7206 meets the A-7207 take the road next to the bronze ‘horse and man’ statue!
Thanks, and if you have any questions please let us know, we hope to see you at our Finca, Wilco y Manon.

Asociacion TAIL Garage Sale: Saturday 29th September. At our garage in Torrox Pueblo at Cebadillas Alto on the Carreterra Circumvalacion, between 11am and 2pm. Lots of bargains, tables, chairs ,units and lots more. Come along and have a refresco and cake. All proceeds are towards the repair of our roof at the refuge. Contact Gill 633405560 or Sue 629501173.

Phoenix Club Torre del Mar Trips and Events:
-Day trip to Mini Hollywood in Tabernas, Almeria. This is a western style theme park where over the years several films have been made in this area the last being in 2013 when Ridley Scot filmed Exodus – Gods & Kings here. Included in the price is entry to theme park, several shows, mini train, buffet lunch, coach and drivers gratuity. Price? €50pp & Date? 19th October 2018 Departing Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30 with pick-ups at the BP Garage and Maro
-Puerto Banus – A great street market with bargains galore! Date? Sat 27th & Price? €16pp
-Gibraltar Friday 3rd November. Price? €12pp and includes the Driver’s gratuity. Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30 with a comfort break at San Pedro
-Casariche Sunday Market – travelling inland to a traditional market, very different to ours on the coast. You can buy many different things here from sausages to settees, from fresh herbs and dried fruit to material and fripperies! Date? 18th November & Price €14.50pp
-Nevada Shopping Centre in Granada – even larger than La Canada. Date? 23rd November & Price? €14.50
-Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale of Christmas Cakes, Christmas puddings, mince pies, lemon drizzle, malt loaf, proper Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, curries, apple pies, steak pies and chicken & leek pies etc – please order by November 7th. Date 11th December & Doors open 12 noon
-Gibraltar Friday 30th November Christmas Shopping Trip Bookings now being taken. Price? €12pp and includes the Driver’s gratuity. Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30 with a comfort break at San Pedro
-Malaga Christmas Lights – Evening trip. Date? 21st December & Price? €8pp
For more detailed information on any trip contact Gail on 951067723, email gailmooney32 @ msn. com or catch us on the web at www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk.
The Phoenix club is a registered charitable association raising funds for 2 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.

Meson Mudejar Spanish Night: Spanish Night at Meson Mudejar ( Archez)
We would like to invite you for our first Spanish Night! This Saturday 29/09 from 7-11pm. You will be served starter, main course and dessert- all for 15 euro per person. All freshly made using local ingredients. You are welcome to come and enjoy this special evening with us.
Menu for Saturday Spanish Night:
1. Boquerones en vinagre veganos (Vegan Veggie Anchovies)
2. Estofado vegano de seitan (Vegan Spanish Beef Stew)
3. Flan de vainilla (Vanilla Flan)
To book your table contact us on 682 489 949 or book via Facebook page.

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Removal and Collection – Men With Vans: You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans. For all your local removal needs we have men and vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help. House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call. Need something from one of the big stores in Malaga? Give us a call and leave it to us to deliver to your door. Prices from 25 euros an hour.
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Wanted: Tradesman. Hello All. Can someone recommend a plasterer 1) who has rendered a building in coloured plaster and 2) A company/tradesman to install a front door ?
Many Thanks, Maurice, Malaga
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Items For Sale / Wanted

For Sale, 3 items:
-Cupboard, best condition, 30€
-Shelf, restored, best condition, 30€
-Coffeetable with glass-top, 20€
boegero at gmx dot de – Edwin, Competa

Wanted: I want to by a half round table, about 73ch high – 37cm deep – 74 cm broad.
pederwilhelmsen@yahoo.no – tlf 693 780 852 – Peder, Torrox Costa,


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Pellet Stoves: It’s that time of year again and I put my film on Digamextra to help people know where to go for Pellet Stoves and Log burners. I recommend Tehisu in Velez Malaga – they have been very good over the years and I was so pleased with what they did for me I made this film. They are still on the poligono at Velez but have newer showrooms and many more stoves since the film was made. They supply the pellets as well. The film can be seen here http://youtu.be/BCZlx9ad8n4 (on Youtube) and their phone number and website is on the film.
Chris – Nerja, chris@seebafilms.co.uk

Universal Healthcare: There has been a very important change to the way healthcare from public funds is to be provided. This will now be based on residency (authorised or otherwise) instead of on citizenship as has been the case up to now. This new law does not change the administration of health cover for those in receipt of State pensions, overseas workers or those in employment. This change is due to a new Royal Decree which came into force on July 31. The various regions are somewhat dragging their heels implementing the RDL.
The Junta de Andalucia Health Ministry has been proactive returning direct debits from those on the Convenio Especial and registering these for healthcare under the new regulations. The best way to provide you with the information is via our Universal Healthcare FAQS.
Please check out the Citizens Advice (Spain) website for all the information you need. www.citizensadvice.org.es
I hope this helps, Gail, Torre, gailmooney 32 @ msn .com (no spaces)
(Here is a direct link to the article quoted: https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/universal-healthcare-legal-ramifications/-Ed.)

Pet Passing procedure: My dog died yesterday. He was too big to bury in the garden. The vet recommended PARAISO, Tel.951.100.088
The office is in Alhaurin, but they have vehicles and agents all along the coast. 2 hours later, a clean white van with a very sympathetic and professional young man came, quickly did the paperwork, and then took Ben away, handling him with due respect. They will also do Urns with ashes and so on. All that remained for me to do was drop the passport at the vet to have the microchip record cancelled. I pass on the recommendation Peter, pmacleod 50 @ hotmail .com

Vegan Eats Wanted: Hi All, I’ve got some friends coming out next week who are Vegan. Does anyone know any restaurants that are good for Vegans in Torrox Costa? Please let me know on colin@tidelines.co.uk. Thanks in advance. Colin & Debbie Torrox Costa.


Missing cat, La Noria area: This grey tabby is chipped, has a passport and is fully vaccinated. He has not been home for a few weeks although has been seen around La Noria, I did put a blue collar on him but I think it has come off. If you have seen him please let me know; he is a big boy and has kidney problems so should be on a special diet. I suspect someone is feeding him a diet he prefers but which is not good for him! He is also due for his flea and worming treatment. Marion ;  marion_talbot at yahoo dot com.

Useful Links

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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/
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