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Royal British Legion events:
-The Royal British Legion Poppy Ball is to be held at the Caves restaurant in Nerja, on Friday 9th November. It is a great chance to dust off the DJ’s and long dresses (you choose which you want to wear) and have a first class meal, followed by a dance. Contact Steve 0n 634343933, or at steveheugh @ yahoo.co.uk (no spaces) in Torre del Mar, or Lorraine on 699573841 or at lorraineanvic @ hotmail.com for tickets or more information.
-The annual Remembrance Service will be held at El Trapiche restaurant (on the way to the Tuesday Farmers Market) on Sunday 11th November at 11.45. Everyone of all denominations are welcome to attend. This year sees the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War. At that time, the church bells rang out for the first time since the war started, so to mark the occasion you are invited to bring a bell (large or small) to ring during the service.
Banjo George and Friends: Friday. Looking forward to seeing you all at Nico’s Paradise on the Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa, between the lighthouse and children’s playground on Friday evening from 9.00 for another super evening of skiffle, country, rock ‘n roll and much more. Kate, katehowe 15 @ hotmail .com
Jukebox Bandits: Sunday. Jukebox Bandits and Kees de Leeuw will be performing live at Restaurante Maria, Hotel Balcon this coming Sunday 28 October from 2.00pm. To reserve a table call 952 553662. On the terrace or in the restaurant depending on the weather.
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. Chine’s do a great mix of Snacks and meals or you can join us for lunch later. You don’t have to commit to come every week – just a casual get together of like minded friends having a good time. For details email madpip @ hotmail .co.uk
La Carpintería Live Music: Competa, La Carpinteria bar, avenida de la Constitución present: Dana & Gianni in concert. Saturday 27th Oct at 8pm.
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-Suspect the photo you are viewing is Photoshopped or doctored?
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-Like to fall to sleep to the sound of rain or storms? Try these:
-Try out many versions of Linux on a website, no need to install or use a “Live Disc/USB”. Turn off all ad blockers first. It is a bit slow and won’t open websites but is sufficient to get a feel for the look, layout and basic functions. Try as many different versions (known as “distros”) as you like. Be patient when loading a “distro” to try, and use the arrow buttons if your mouse gets stuck. If you find a distro you like, visit their website for more info. https://distrotest.net/
-How to remove ads, popups and other annoyances from an Android smartphone: https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-android-virus/
-Want to uninstall your antivirus program? It’s not as simple as just using the Windows Uninstaller. After you do that normal uninstall you need to visit the website of the antivirus and download and run their uninstaller (also known as “clear”, as in clear out the left-behinds) program to finish the removal. Then restart computer. For example, AVG slows down older laptops, after you uninstall it run this uninstall tool to clean up the remnants that were left behind. https://www.avg.com/en-ww/avg-remover
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That’s all for now. Happy Computing!
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Items For Sale / Wanted
For Sale: A Ryobi battery hammer drill with screw driver function. 2 speed. Good working order with 2 x battery and charger, complete in bag. 35 euro. John 643187026 Competa ; jonop5 @ hotmail .com (close spaces)
For Sale: Two single beds. Two single beds with pine headboards, mattresses with winter and summer settings, and bases with wooden slats and metal legs. From a smoke-free home, they are in excellent condition as hardly ever used, and the mattresses are stain-free. Only selling as changing to a double bed. A total price of €50 for two beds.
Also for free, with the sale of the beds, the pine bedside table shown between the two single beds. Available for immediate collection in Nerja area.
Please contact Mary on jgallag200 at gmail dot com. Thank you
For Sale: Extra large Dog cage. Come with 2 beds. Was used for just a week. Immaculate condition. 85€. Torrox area.
Niamh, mrsnoleary @ gmail. com (no spaces)
For Sale: 2007 Renault Master Bus/Ambulance Ex NHS. 2.5 Diesel. 209,000 miles. MOT May 2019. Great runner – but no longer needed down here. £2000 ono. Torre Del Mar. Email for more pics.
Steve 44 7973 559873 ; stevej999 @ Hotmail . com
For Sale: Ford C-Max year 2007, 66 KW, Diesel, only 112300 KM, ITV new 10/2019 manual, LHD, A/C, Radio/ CD, spanish registered, a few bumps and scratches, very economical. Buyer pays transfer.
Email for more pics. €3.450 ; More pics on request. Please contact Michel in Torre del Mar
Phone 676 786261 or MIC_Michel @ web.de
For Sale: Two gas bottles in El Morche. 20€ for both. Contact Ian 622285871
ian marshall 68 @ gmail .com (close gaps)
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