DigameXtra No. 1080, Sunday, Oct. 7th 2018

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Potters Bar & Terrace Christmas Lunch: Potters Bar & Terrace are now taking bookings for Christmas Lunch. 3 Course meal including all wine, beer & local spirits. €55 per person. Limited numbers so early booking recommended,
contact Cathy 685435767 FB Link

U3A Axarquia: The U3A Axarquia is loosely based on but not affiliated to the U3A in the UK and the association has been running here in the Axarquia since 2009. Our aim to promote activities for learning for pleasure. We are a sociable association run by the members for the members, open to all English speaking adults of any nationality. Group leaders are volunteers and we are always pleased to welcome anyone who wishes to share their knowledge and skills.
Activity Programme Monday 8th – Friday 12th October:
-Monday 8th Petanque 3pm, meet in the carpark west of the lighthouse in Torre del Mar
-Thursday 11th Mahjong 10.30am, meet at Bar Ri-Jo Algarrobo Costa
-(Missing day?)Creative Writing 11am, meet at La Tabla Bar in Torrox Park
For further details or to contact the group leaders, please checkout our website www.u3aaxarquia.com or email us on u3a4us@gmail.com.
We are also holding a public event on Friday 26th October at 11am, a talk (in English) from the Guardia Civil – Security in your home and Driving in Spain – full details on the attached poster.

Danny Boys Bar and Kitchen: We are into week 4 of our lovely Sunday Lunches. Book a table or just show up for a proper home-cooked sunday dinner like Mammy used to do. Food served 3-7pm.
Then Sunday night sees another Candlelight Session. Join Paul and myself for a cozy evening of tunes by candlelight. 8.30pm
Hope to see you over the weekend amigos. Urb. Costa del Oro 6 Local 10 Torrox Costa FB Link

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Wanted: Intex Spa Repair. Is there a known person in or around the Torre del Mar area who can assist in a spa repair?  It’s an Intex – Spa octagonal deluxe. Please reply to Linda at: l.lindalondres@gmail.com

Items For Sale / Wanted

For Sale: MX10 Pro TV-BOX Android 8.1 4GB + 32GB. Make from your tv a smart-tv!
CPU – ROCKCHIP RK3328, Quad core Cortect A53 @ up to 1.5GHz
GPU – Mali-450MP2
Memory – 4GB RAM DDR4
Internal Storage – 32GB eMMC
Connectivity – 802.11a/b/g/n, Ethernet 10/100
Video decode – H.264/High10 profile @ level 5.1
Audio decode – MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/AC3/DTS/HD/FLAC/APE
USB – 1 x USB3.0, 3 x USB2.0
HDMI Out – HDMI Standard HDMI 2.0a@60hz
Interfaces – HDMI, RJ45, SD card slot, AV port, DC in jack
Power – DC 5V/2A Dimensions – 77 x 77 x 17mm Weight – 95g
Very fast, first tv-box with Android 8.1. More pics on request.
grahamsanton@gmail.com , Graham, Torrox, Price 60 euro

For Sale, 3 items:
-Lamp with stand 15 euros
-Assortment of mirrors (6 in total, more pics on request) 60 euros
-3 vases 15 euros for 3
Ellen, Collect Nerja 952522826 ellenspain @ msn.com ( no spaces )

Pocapecunia: The charity shop in aid of the Love A Child Foundation, will be open during the whole ‘feria’ week, so also the 10th and 12th, two holidays. Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja, open 10am-1.30pm. Nicole, neppobrouwers @ yahoo .ca

Wanted: Looking for a bread maker and small patio set if someone is selling.
cook819@btinternet.com ; 00447922296446 Linda Frigiliana

Wanted: Some packing boxes for house move. Torrox Costa.
Bill, 635137617 ; wogilvie4 @ gmail.com

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Message From Silk’s Bar & Grill, Torrox Costa: Mel and Thomas say farewell to Silks and all its amazing customers. It’s with a very heavy heart that myself and Thomas have had to pull the shutters down on our time at Silks. Since taking the bar on we have put our heart and soul and every penny we have in the world in to it. But it wasn’t enough due to outside influences and the shear business climate in Torrox for Ex Pats trying to do a fantastic job for the community and holiday makers alike. We would like to say thank you to all the friends we have met along the way and say a fond farewell to you all. We wish you luck and prosperity in everything you do. No one could have tried harder than we did, however we were met with adversity at every turn. We are now back in the UK for a short while to get our personal finances back on track, we will never give up on the dream of Spain, but we feel that our Time in Torrox has now naturally come to an end.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and goodbye.
Mel and Thomas, Silks Sports Bar & Grill
Residencia Costa Del Oro, Bloque 8, 29793 Torrox

Recommendation car valeting and scratch disguising: I asked for some help in finding someone to repair the vandalism to my lovely cabriolet car which was badly ‘keyed’. I received a number of very helpful replies and contacted Warren who visited me to inspect my car and gave me honest advice regarding my options. He offered to do his best to disguise the scoring and he achieved a significant improvement at a very small cost. I also asked him to give the interior a good clean and the result was like new. I would highly recommend Warren for interior valeting services for your car and for services to help disguise. Thanks Warren.
Warren mobile: 0034618346098
Lindsay, Caleta, lindsay.ebner @ openbrolly .com

Alternative Medicine and Homeopathy Under Threat in Spain: Hundreds of experts call for the Health ministry to take action against pseudosciences that “kill”. Around 400 health experts, the majority of them doctors and researchers, have signed a letter sent to the Spanish minister for Health, María Luisa Cancedo, calling for immediate action against pseudoscientific therapies such as homeopathy. On too many occasions, they say, these remedies have led patients to abandon conventional medical treatments which has caused their death. The signatories of the letter call for the minister to use the law – or make new ones if necessary – to prevent registered doctors from offering their patients pseudotherapies; to prevent people without the precise training and qualifications to publicly offer therapies with no scientific basis; and to prevent pseudoscientific products, such as homeopathic remedies, from being sold in pharmacies “despite being ineffective”. Full article at http://www.surinenglish.com/national/201809/28/hundreds-experts-call-health-20180928090737-v.html

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/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php

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