DigameXtra No. 1084, Thursday, Oct. 11th 2018

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Upcoming National Holidays: Friday, 12 October, 2018. Hispanic Day. Thursday, 01 November, 2018. All Saints Day.

O’Leary’s, Torrox Costa: *Weekend Music Lineup*
We had another fantastic night on Tuesday for our jam session! Thanks to everyone! It’s getting busier by the week with better and more unusual musicians turning up every time! Anyways, back to this weekend’s live music!
-THURS 9PM. We are delighted to have fellow Irishman and local legend, Paul Hayes back to sing some Irish classics, wonderful blues and some rock’n’roll classics!
-FRI 930PM. We have yet another new act for you, new local band, BLACK SHEEP, will be joining us for the first time to give us their brand of rock’n’roll! We’re really looking forward to this one!
SAT 930PM. Lee Townsend is back but this time he’s bring his band with him! The Box Drum Band will be doing what they always do and absolutely rocking our little bar! These guys are just incredible and we love when they’re in!
Contact and info at FB Link

Red Cross initiative for English-speaking residents in Torrox:
As part of its programme of social inclusion, the Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja), is shortly to launch an interesting new initiative in the Axarquia region beginning in Torrox Pueblo in November. It will be for any English speaking foreign residents living in and around the area who would like to meet new people in a friendly environment once a fortnight to enjoy a variety of social activities. For more details please see the poster.
Richard Weale, a British Volunteer with the Red Cross, said “This is a new opportunity for anyone aged over 50 to come along and take part in a range of activities, for example, informative talks, quizzes, cookery demos, films, learn simple Spanish words and phrases, training in the use of Smartphones and other technology, celebrating fiestas and special events and our team of volunteers will shape the activities to suit everyone’s needs. Above all, it’s an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends whilst having fun. We’re calling the project “The Open Door” because that’s exactly what it is, open to any nationality who are English speakers as all the activities will be in English.”
To reserve a place or for more information please email Richard on 29094social@cruzroja.es

Whats on at Tail:
-Saturday 13th October boot sale at Pavo Real, Competa Road, between Torrox and Competa. Starts at 11am Stalls 5 euros or just come along for a bargain good food  available. For more info phone Jean  629469445.
-Monday 22nd October Quiz night at Lew’s Fish Bar, Torrox Costa. Tickets 8 euros which includes Fish or Pie and chips and are available at both Tail shops and at Lew’s  952532633 or phone Jean 629469445
-Tail Dog show on Saturday 3rd November at El Barco, Torrox Costa. If you would like a stall at this event they are 5 euros phone Jean on 629469445

Games Afternoon – Fridays, Its that time of the week again:
At Puerto Blanco Chine’s Bar Cafe Caleta de Velez, meeting every Friday from 11.30am onwards.
Do come along and join us, we would love to meet you all Ladies and Gents. We Play Scrabble, Crib, Rummykub, Whist and loads more
Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us. Not sure if Chines is actually closed this week but the tables and chairs for are out and we can get a drink etc next door if they’re not. You don’t have to commit to come every week – just a casual get together of like minded friends having a good time
More Details? – madpip @ hotmail co. uk

Phoenix Club Upcoming Events:
We have a selection of 2019 diaries and calendars for sale every Tuesday from 3€, make great Christmas presents or stocking fillers – pop in, have a looksee and buy one!
-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. €50pp, 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! Come along and p-p-p-pick up a bargain or three! Sat 27th €16pp.
-Gibraltar Friday 2nd November, €12pp and includes the Driver’s gratuity. Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30 with a comfort break at San Pedro
-Casariche Sunday Market, 18th Nov – 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! €14.50pp
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.

La Cocina Del Alma Nerja España , FUSIÓN CARIBEÑA are open from today for our Feria Promo! Full menu, feria specials plus new veggie and vegan menu items. Sunday has live music with Jonathan Thakur at 8pm. Contact and address on poster, click to enlarge FB Link

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Services offered: Ukulele Teacher
Just returned from Edinburgh festival and back in Axarquia to teach you ukulele!
Introductory offer 15 euros for 1 hour private lesson. Plus – Group session in Torrox pueblo starting soon. Do something good to yourself and get in touch and like the Facebook page You Can Ukulele.
WhatsApp +447890593914 juliancoburnhough @ gmail. com (no spaces)

Light Domestic Help Required: Near Pavo Real bar/restaurant, between Competa & Torrox 3 hours per week.
Contact George: rudiygeorge@hotmail.com


Items For Sale / Wanted

For Sale, 3 items:
-Item 1- 2 Piece Aluminium Extension Ladder 2.7 M when stored. Collect Torrox Pueblo 30 euros.
-Item 2- Brand New Child’s Car still in Plastic Wrapper Seat Suitable for 15 kg -35 kg Weight. Collect Torrox Pueblo 35 euros.
-Item 3- Banana Type Offset Sunshade 3 M Diameter Hardly Used. Collect Torrox Pueblo 35 euros.
Only two photos attached for Items 2&3.
Regards, Ray; ray.tomlinson @ sky. com (no spaces)

For Sale: Stereo. Back to vinyl, Sharps stereo stack system and speakers together with record player deck. €50.
Bill, Alcaucin area, email: wfcleaver @ gmail. com (no spaces)

For Sale, 2 Chainsaws:
-Voltor Motosierra V35, intermittent starting fault, light usage, not used for the last year
-1 Linea HD 52cc runs, for spares or repair, requires a new chain and stop guard, no longer used as we have a pellet stove
25€ for both. Chris, Sedella interfacecjb@aol.com 951 240 885

For Sale, 3 items:
-English books – 25 books. 1 eur each, all for 15 eur
-Historical map of England and Wales. Bartholomew & Son. and Royal Map. Bartholomew & Son. Both in perfect conditions. 10 eur each, both for 15 eur.
-Silk wowen picture, Thames Barges 1870. Cashs Wowen pictures. 21 x 34 cm, original framed. Perfect condition. 20 eur.
Located in Competa. EMail Arne: brandtoft@yahoo.dk

Wanted: Long Term Rental. I am looking for a 1 bedroom apartment for long term in the Nerja to Torre Del Mar area, starting from February. If you have anything available please contact Luke (Torrox) at: luke.medcalf at Hotmail dot co dot uk


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New Petrol Pump and Vehicle Fuel Labels: From October 12th, petrol pumps will look slightly different in Spain and across the EU, as well as in neighbouring countries including Norway, Iceland and Turkey.
Under the new EU directive, instead of “Unleaded” and “Diesel”, petrol pumps will be labelled with letters and numbers, relating to the type of fuel and the amount of biofuel it contains in a bid to help consumers select the appropriate fuel for their vehicles throughout Europe. To help with the transition, both the new and current labels will be displayed alongside each other at petrol stations. Under the new system, “Unleaded 95” and “Unleaded 98” will both be replaced by the letter “E” surrounded by a circular border, followed by a “5” for 5 percent biofuel or “10” for 10 percent and the fuel currently labelled “Superethanol” will become “E85”
Read full article with pump label pics: https://www.thelocal.es/20181008/what-you-need-to-know-about-spains-new-petrol-pump-labels
See the new vehicle labels (in pics below) at: http://www.fuel-identifiers.eu/docs/QA-consumers-EN.pdf


Walkers wanted: Do you like walking or want to improve your fitness ?
Regular walking has been proven to be one of the best forms of exercise as its good for the heart and gentle on the joints. What better way to pass the cooler days than with a doggy companion !
At Tail Torrox Dog Refuge we have many eager companions waiting to make your walks fun. Dogs to suit all levels.
We are open from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs and 16.00 to 19.00 every day. We are opposite side of road to Lidl on Torrox Costa direction pueblo. Directions on our web site and plenty of parking or 5 mins walk from the bus stop.
Look forward to seeing you soon. www.tailtorrox.es
Thank you, Gill tel 633405560

Useful Links

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