DigameXtra No. 1089, Tuesday, Oct. 16th 2018

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Casa Magel B&B, October – 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
-Finca Las Sierras, BBQ + Buffet & Live Music: Sat., 20 OCT 2pm. Music by Dana & Gianni. Reservation info on poster. (click to enlarge)
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.
www.fincalassierras.com

Wednesday Market Torrox Park:
-Every Wednesday 10am to 1pm La Tabla 1st Floor Commercial Centre Torrox Park (above the supermarket). New,artisan and secondhand stalls, New stalls arriving this week include clothing, bric-a-brac, e-cig refills, plus our normal stalls of aloe Vera products, Handmade cards including Christmas, jewellery.
-Date for your calendar, Christmas Fayre Saturday 10th November 11am to 2.30pm, lots of different stalls for those special Christmas gifts, cards, chocolates, cakes and jams, jewellery, photography the list goes on. Raffle in aid of local charity. Look out for more details nearer the time.
For further details please call Rachael 662063987

Dixieland Jazz, Potter’s Bar, Nerja: Starting this Sunday 21st October 2018. Dixieland Jazz. Details on poster, click to enlarge. To reserve contact Cathy 685435757

CAS Quiz at The Punta Lara Bar, Nerja: Friday 19th October. The start of the winter season sees the arrival of the CAS Quiz back in the Punta Lara Bar this Friday from 8pm. Food & drink available, booking essential. To book a table ring Mark on 635 369 683.

YoSoY Cafe Sunday Meal Special: Sunday, 28 Oct, 1-9pm. Grünkohl Essen (Kale potatoes with bacon) €8.50.  Av. García Peñalver Bloq. 77, 29793 Torrox FB Link

Correction, TAIL Quiz: Unfortunately I made a mistake on Mondays post. The tickets for the Tail Quiz Night are 8 euros not 5.
Jean, jeankappes @ hotmail . com (no spaces)

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Wood Fired Oven Cookery Course: Join us in a superb mountain location in the Alpujarras for a full one day wood fired oven cookery course. Great ‘hands on’ experience using a large wood fired oven, we will be cooking a variety of food, from bread and sweet dishes to baked vegetables and a curry. The day will include a tour of our garden (also open to the public on specified days) and will culminate with a group meal enjoying the proceeds of our labours. There will also be a little something for you to take home. Cost €85 per person to include all food and refreshments.
Date: October 20th 2018. Limited to 8 people per course. This is the last course for this year and we still have a few spaces available. For more information or to reserve your place contact Robert King and William Read at:
info@jardinalpujarra.com or Tel +34 646430656
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Watercolour Painting Classes in Torrox-Pueblo: We will start again our classes this Friday, Oct. 19 from 10:30 – 13:00 in the Restaurant La Plaza on the main Torrox Plaza. As in previous years newcomers and more advanced people are welcome. Please bring your own materials and some curiosity for learning more about painting with watercolours. Your tutor is Gerda Köhler, a professional teacher and watercolour artist. Fees are 10.- € for the morning plus your coffee or other drink. For enrolment or more infos please contact me under gerdakoehler68 @ gmail. com (no spaces).

Items For Sale / Wanted

For Sale: Three tread aluminium stepladder. €7.50 Available in Torrox Costa area. Contact Bill, torrox1000 at gmail dot com

For Sale, 2 items:
-Bosch Jigsaw. €35
-Black and Decker pressure wash. €15
Ellen, Nerja 952522826/692683438, ellen spain @ msn . com (no spaces)

For Sale: Two Satellite dishes with brackets, both in good condition, location Alcaucin.
-One is Gi and the size is 92cm wide. 75 euro ono.
-Other has no writing and the size is 122cm wide 90 euro ono.
Contact Danni – dannidoesamerica@yahoo.co.uk

Wanted: Scooter. Does anyone out there have a scooter like the photo for sale? TIA Rob – Nerja Tel No 622189121
Email address: rob.edwards2k@gmail.com

Wanted: Crafting supplies. Can anyone tell me where I can buy crafting supplies such as Macrame cord, and Crochet hooks etc.?
I am in Competa, so anywhere locally, Torrox, Torre del mar, Nerja, would be good.
My contact details are: maria yewdall at yahoo. co . uk phone: 643 005 983

Wanted: Outdoor dinning set. For 6 to 8 people. Preferably rattan or similar although wood or iron could also be ok.
Bea (Competa), email to bea-competa@hotmail.com

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Recommendation Wanted: Roof repair. Any recommendations for a company/builder for doing a roof repair – who does a good job at a reasonable price?
Please reply to marlenewoerner@web.de Thanks. Marlene, Cómpeta

How Accurate Are Online DNA Tests by Scientific American Magazine:
With the plummeting costs of gene sequencing came commercial interests. All of a sudden any company could set up shop, and in exchange for some cash and a vial of saliva, could extract your DNA from the cells in your mouth and sequence your genome. Alongside the behemoths 23andMe and AncestryDNA, dozens of companies have done just that. There are two potential issues arising from the question of their results’ accuracy. Has the sequencing been done well? In critiquing this business, it seems fair to assume the data generated is accurate. But there have been some bizarre cases of failure, such as the company that failed to identify the sample DNA as coming not from a human, but from a dog. One recent analysis found 40 percent of variants associated with specific diseases from “direct to consumer” (DTC) genetic tests were shown to be false positives when the raw data was reanalyzed. Assuming the tests are done accurately, some discrepancies can still arise from differences in the companies’ DNA databases. Almost every DTC genetic test does not sequence your entire genome, but instead looks at positions in your DNA that are known to be of interest.
When it comes to ancestry, DNA is very good at determining close family relations such as siblings or parents, and dozens of stories are emerging that reunite or identify lost close family members (or indeed criminals). For deeper family roots, these tests do not really tell you where your ancestors came from. They say where DNA like yours can be found on Earth today. By inference, we are to assume that significant proportions of our deep family came from those places. But to say that you are 20 percent Irish, 4 percent Native American or 12 percent Scandinavian is fun, trivial and has very little scientific meaning.
Full article at: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-accurate-are-online-dna-tests/

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