DigameXtra No. 1094, Sunday, Oct. 21th 2018

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U3A Axarquia: We are a sociable association open to all English speaking adults of any nationality. Group leaders are volunteers. If you see something of interest, please feel free to come along to a group and try it out before deciding to join the U3A.
Activity Programme Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October:
-Monday 22nd Petanque 3pm, meet in the carpark west of the lighthouse in Torre del Mar.
-Monday 22nd Art Appreciation 10.30am, meet at Lux Mundi Torre del Mar. This autumn we will be watching and discussing the Art of Spain
-Tuesday 22nd Photography 4pm, meet at Lux Mundi Torre del Mar. How to find your lense “sweet spot”! & workflow demo of Light room and Photoshop
-Wednesday 24th Book Club 11am, meet at Richie’s Bar (behind Tourist Office) Torrox Costa. This popular group plans a program of diverse reading and an opportunity to discuss various authors and literary styles.
-Thursday 25th Mahjong 10.30am, meet at Bar Ri-Jo Algarrobo Costa. All skill levels  very welcome.
-Thursday 25th Singing for Pleasure 11am, meet at Parquesol Restaurant in El Morche.
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.

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Tony Roam Removals Amended Departure and Arrival Dates
Leave UK 28th October – Arrive Spain 30th October
Leave Spain 6th November – Arrive UK 10th October
Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month. We can add to or amend these dates if viable. We cover most of the UK and Southern Spain. Full or part loads undertaken.
Public Liability and Full insurance with British Insurance Company. Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request, hard copies always carried on vans. Your goods are handled only by us and moved on our vans and kept in our own storage.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo and South Wales and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
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Items For Sale / Wanted

For Sale: Circular saw with guide, 83mm cut only used for one week so as new condition. 45 euro
John Competa 643187026; jonop 5 @hot mail .com

For Sale, 3 items: Paintings. 3 pieces of Original Artwork shown below where 50% of the price will be donated to the Red Cross
These are all water colour on paper size 50cm x 40cm
-Title: Poverty. Narrative: A mother carrying her child in the heat of a Manila market shares a few pesos with the beggars
Price: 200€
-Title: Spanish Donkey. Narrative: This was inspired by the scene of the traditional donkey transport to Trapiche fair. Price: 200€
-Title: Laundry. Narrative: This was inspired by women washing clothes by hand on the streets of Manila. Price: 200€
Artist: Chris Richford  Location: Velez Malaga
Email: chris.richford@btinternet.com Phone : 671106187

For Sale: iPhone 5 unlocked to any network, silver, 16GB. The glass screen is broken (but it all still works) – easily replaced for around €40. Selling price therefore €25. Contact Sarah in Puente don Manuel on dustersdm@yahoo.co.uk

For Sale, 2 items:
-Telefunken 19 inch TV with 1 hdmi socket and 1 usb socket, remote and manual. Integrated dvd player. Hardly used. €90
-Left hand golf clubs-never used-irons only 3 to 9 with sand wedge and putter plus never worn golf shoes size 9 white. €50
Tel. John- 675 321 684 ; johnmac 2601@ yahoo.com ; Benamocarra (near Velez)

Wanted: Pellets. I am looking for pellets for our pellet stove. Does anyone know a wholesaler or store near Velez Malaga where I can buy about 200 kg. Eroski unfortunately does not sell them anymore. I live in Canillas de Aseituno. Hans Jager tel. 0031654216715 E-mail hans@phtwente.nl

Wanted: 3 bedroom long-term rental from December or January
We are family of four from the UK looking to move to the Axarquia/ Malaga area in December or January (we are flexible) and hoping to rent somewhere preferably inland. Ideally a village/ small town setting close to amenities and a primary school. We know we are asking a lot here but thought someone might know of something or can recommend a good estate agent. Thank you so much for your help!
Claudia; Claudiaburke 79 @ gmail. com (with no spaces)

SOLD: Avondale Seascape 2004 motorhome. Success at last, we have sold our motorhome. Yippee. Could you please withdraw the ad each Monday now on Digamextra. Thank you for your help, sure we’ll be using you again. Regards Sue (Torrox), maund fitch @ gmail .com


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Car Valet Recommendation: Car Valet and General Clean Up Warren Phillips Www. Carcleanmalaga. Com Will pick up, leave a loaner and bring the car back the next day all bright and shiny. You’ll get your money’s worth. Sue / Torrox gipsy48@yahoo.com

Thanks: I’d like to thank Naythan and readers for helping me master the new healthcare website for making appointments online. Valerie. Torrox. ; vjfahey 0 @ gmail . com

Taxi from Malaga airport: Thanks for the reminder regarding getting a taxi from Malaga airport. I cant emphasize this enough; always confirm the taxi fare before commencing the journey and don’t think you can negotiate all the taxi firm’s little extras afterwards. We made this mistake a while ago and it was such an awkward situation. After the taxi journey was over, the fare was ‘totalled up’ and I didn’t know exactly how would be best to handle it.
The language barrier made it worse, so I was quite embarrassed but at the same time frustrated that I hadn’t agreed the exact cost. There’s all manner of little journey extras that seemed to go on the bill.. like minimum taxi fare rates, rate changes after certain hours and waiting charges! We now use https://www.malagaairporttaxi.net/ mainly because of the TripAdvisor reviews ( https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g187438-d9461526-Reviews-MalagaAirportTaxi-Malaga_Costa_del_Sol_Province_of_Malaga_Andalucia.html and secondly our experience) Don’t be fooled in to thinking that you have to pay up front as we didn’t pay until after the driver dropped us off at the accommodation. However the difference is there’s no added taxi fare. What you agree is what you pay.
Thanks again for the reminder. At least I won’t make that mistake again. By prebooking, I will always know what my fare is in advance. Pam 5pamd3l@gmail.com

Help with Gardening: Hi Digamites! We have just come back to Spain for our winter stay in Nerja (timing could have been better, given the weather!). During the summer here, our small garden has transformed into a jungle & we need some basic help to tame it. Nothing fancy, just lots of cutting back, but we do need the rubbish taking away too. Any recommendations gratefully received.
Replies to: jenni fer @ j day .eu (no spaces)
Many thanks. Jennifer & John. Urb Tropicana

Useful Links

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