DigameXtra No. 1076, Wednesday, Oct. 3rd 2018

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Lux Mundi Torre del Mar coming events & excursions press release: -Sunday October 7th – Harvest Thanksgiving & Blessing of St. Francis. Besides the Harvest Thanksgiving service there will be a blessing of yours and all animals. All non perishable food will be donated to the Torre del Mar Food Bank. The service will be followed by a sharing lunch. Time 11.00 at the Centre.
-Friday October 12th – The Centre will be closed for National Holiday.
-Monday October 15th- Art Appreciation Group. This Autumn we will be watching and discussing the Art of Spain. Our starting point will be the series by Andrew Graham Dixon on the History of Spanish Art. We will watch the broadcast together and then have a lively discussion. In October we will watch the Moorish South travelling to Cordoba, Seville and Granada, visiting beautiful Moorish palaces and mosques, telling the story of one of the most colourful and sophisticated cultures to ever appear in Europe. Refreshments available to purchase. Donation of 2 Euros. Time 10.30 at the Centre.
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org . Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards.

The Phoenix Club:
-Day trip to Mini Hollywood in Tabernas, Almeria. A western style theme park. Several films have been made here the last being in 2013 when Ridley Scot filmed Exodus – Gods & Kings. Included in the price is entry to theme park, several shows, mini train, buffet lunch, coach and drivers gratuity. Price? €50pp & Date? 19th Oct. 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 2nd November Price? €12pp,  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 spanish traditional market, very different to ours. You can buy 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. Bring your skates…or comfy shoes, it is a vast place! Date? 23rd November & Price? €14.50
-Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale of Christmas Cakes and 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 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 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.

Services Wanted/Offered

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Offered, Petsitting and translations: I am an English lady experienced with a variety of pets, including horses, cats, dogs and reptiles. I am available during October, November and December for petsitting, and I am happy to stay at your home and care for your pets whilst you are away. You can reach me on 681335926, or you can email me at opheliagiles95@gmail.com
I am also fluent in Spanish having grown up in Andalusia. I am available during October, November and December in order to offer translation and interpretation services. I am happy to travel to places in order to assist with language barriers, as well as translating documents, and any other situations that may arise. I am currently living in Almunecar and am able to travel to surrounding areas by bus. Ophelia.

English Language Gardener: Now available based in Salobrena and serving all surrounding communities. Specialising in year-round garden maintenance and charging reasonable rates. Call or email any time for more information.
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DoctorLaptop’s Computer Services: October Special & Tips
My famous Clean & TuneUp Special is back, for Windows & Mac. Until Nov. 01 you can get 20% off, only €40! A slow computer is not a healthy computer! 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, 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 this maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete. Regularly €50.
Tips:
-Big Semi-annual Win 10 Update coming this month: Be prepared by getting fully updated now, make a System Restore Point in case the update has problems, and make a Full System Image backup if you have valuable data and software you cannot easily replace on your computer. A system image is a backup that contains everything stored on your computer, including the full installation of Windows 10, settings, applications, and all your files, as well as any additional drives you may have connected. If your computer fails, you can use the system image backup to restore your computer, getting you up and running in a matter of minutes on the same or different hard drive. Tutorial with pics of every step, anyone can do this: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3011736/windows/how-to-create-an-image-backup-in-windows-10-and-restore-it-if-need-be.html
-The new Movistar Fiber Optic + routers feature dual band wifi at 2.4/5GHz, you get 2 separate wifi networks to log into in your Network Manager. One includes “plus” in the name. Same password works for both networks. On a 100Mb connection you really only get about 30Mb on the 2.4 GHz wifi network and the full 100Mb on the 5GHz “plus” network. However, the 2.4GHz connection will travel long distances, the faster 5GHz network signal strength weakens rapidly at distances greater than 15Ft from the router. Connecting to the router with an ethernet cable instead of using wifi is the best way to get the full speed available.
Contact: doctorlaptop @ protonmail.com or call 675 993 069 (no calls b4 11am)
Computer repairs, lessons & websites in Nerja/Torrox for 7yrs+. Windows/Linux/Macs

Items For Sale / Wanted

VetiverSpain now has an end of season sale:
50% off all Vetiver potted plants and trays.
We also have Lemon Grass and Moringa seedlings available. Sayalonga, Spain
http://www.vetiverspain.com ; info@vetiverspain.com
692 288 657 David and Anna

For Sale: The “proper” way to serve “proper”coffee. Royal Albert 21 piece bone china coffee set – Val D´or pattern €50 Coffee pot, sugar bowl, cream jug, 6 cups, 6 saucers, 6 plates
Judy, Alcaucin area, 660981329 or email: wfcleaver at gmail dot com

For Sale, 2 items:
-Stereo System, Technics SA120L FM/MW/LW Stereo Receiver, Inputs for Phono, Aux, Tape Monitor, Technics SLPG CD Player, Pair Wharfedale S500 Loudspeakers (75W) €40
-Three tread Aluminium stepladders. €15
Available in Torrox Costa. Contact Bill, torrox1000 at gmail dot com

For Sale: Kia Rio 1,500€ including transfer. Kia Rio 2004 1.3ltr petrol 158,000 km Very good condition inside and out. 2 new front tyres, for ITV, which it passed with no advisories, ITV valid until August 2019. Paperwork in order. Good runner, economical, easy to drive. Selling as we no longer need a second car. Price 1,500 euros ono, transfer included. Located in Puente don Manuel area. To view or for more information call Phil on 683477917 or email trishbreavington at yahoo dot com

For Sale: Treadmill. Pacemaker Plus. Monitor shows Time, Distance, Calories used. Can be speeded up or slowed down. Has a Security Belt for safety. Folds up when not in use. Quite heavy but has two wheels. 70€. Puente Don Manuel area.
marjofran @ gmail .com ; Tel. 655640862. Mary.

For Sale: Kenston circular saw, 82mm cut 2000 watt @ 5000 rpm. As new only used for one project now finished. 55.00 euro. More pics on request. Phone or WhatsApp 643187026 John, Competa jonop5@hotmail.com

For Sale: Aluminium extension ladders. Extends to approx 12 metres €75 (no offers) Ellen, Nerja 952522826, ellenspain@msn.com

For Sale: 4 barstools. As new, Original price – 107€ each. Price. 40€ each. Tel. 602571018. Nerja
dineenpat @ gmail.com

Wanted: Can anybody kindly suggest where I can purchase large sheets of hard plastic to build a housing around an outdoor pump for a swimming pool? Torrox and Nerja Ferreteria’s don’t seem to stock large sheets of this that I can find.
Many Thanks for any advice you may be able to impart. Please email me fi@fionacole.com. Fi, Torrox

Lost & Found

Lost Bracelet: Sadly, I appear to have lost the bracelet of this set (not the watch) on Thursday, 27 September between Lews, El Faro and Laguna Beach. If I’m lucky enough for anyone to have found this, please contact me. I’m now back in the UK but hopeful that some lovely person has found it and it’ll be returned to me. Joanne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Email originaldizzyblonde@hotmail.co.uk or phone 07930 842656.

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