DigameXtra No. 1106, Friday, Nov. 2nd 2018

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O’Leary’s Bar, Torrox Costa:
With all this miserable rain due to be gone tomorrow, we’re opening again from 12pm and what a weekend we have with a special guest on Sunday afternoon!
-FRI 9PM, A newcomer to our bar Maika Lavera & The Grajos will be here from 9pm. We’re not gonna say alot about these guys only that they are incredible and by now ye should trust us when we say that
-SAT 9PM, Heeeeessssss baaaackkkkk! The one and only Lee Townsend had the cheek to take a holiday to go to America but now, he’s rested, recovered and has possibly learned 1 new song! Find out from 9pm!
-SUN 2PM -4PM, For 1 week only it’s the return of our saxy Sunday with the immense Sax To The Rhythm. Phil has relocated back to Wales now so to have him play is a rare treat. The perfect early to kick back and chill on a Sunday!
And for us footie mad
-SAT, Bournemouth v man Utd 1330
One of the 3 o’clock matches
Arsenal v spurs 630pm
-SUN, Man city v Southampton 1600
Also please note that this is the last week of our current menu as we are planning new dishes for the winter so make sure to grab any favourites before they’re gone……. FB-Link and FB-Story

Casa Magel B&B, 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

Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden Celebration Sunday Nov 4th: Come and join us for a special day on Sunday as we celebrate Nick’s official entry into retirement and offer a 10% reduction in the price on selective works of art.
There will be a full day of music with AD HOC – a Norwegian String Quartet visiting for a week as Musicians-in-Residence – who will be playing with Nick and our regular musicians. There are many new artworks in the Garden for your enjoyment and inspiration.
Open 10-4, only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar.
Directions at www.kittyharri.com Jete, Granada Tel. 609 706 210

The Torrox Spanish History Group: The Torrox Spanish History group will not be meeting on the 6th at our usual meeting place in the El Parquesol restaurant, instead we are going on a coach trip to the Medina Azahara which lies just outside of Cordoba. The Medina was built by Abd-ar-Rahman III c912-961, the first Umayyad Caliph of Cordoba. The city includes ceremonial reception halls, mosque, administrative and government offices, gardens and workshops as well as baths.
In December we will be meeting on the 4th and Keith (Rockall) will give his final talk on the Romans and I will give an overview of my talk on Federica Garthia Lorca. I will go into more detail at a later date. This is with a view to organising a coach trip to where Lorca was born; where he grew up and where he was shot as well as where he was supposed to be buried although recent excavations of the site have not revealed any trace of Lorca. If there is time we will also visit the Federico Garvia Lorca Park, situated in the municipality of Alfacar where it is believed he was assassinated in 1936.
The Torrox Spanish History Group meets every first Tuesday of the month at El Parquesol in El Morche. If you would like to join a friendly and informative history group and enjoy the company of like minded people then contact me on patricianerja at hotmail.com.
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The Nerja Players:
-November 6th – With Great Pleasure – Register here: https://www.thenerjaplayers.com/events/with-great-pleasure You are invited to bring a reading of your choice to perform. – Come solo, as a couple or with a group. – The floor is yours! – Tonight’s evening is all about you! – Do you have a favorite poet or playwright’s work you’d like to share? – Perhaps you’d like to gather a group of thespians to read a favorite comedy skit from years past? – Or maybe you’ve always wanted to perform a tune from your favorite musical. – What about the recitation of a historically memorable speech? – This night is that perfect opportunity! – Props and costume encouraged but not necessary. To view last season’s members readings click here.
-November 20 – The Rude Mechanicals. Save the date. More information on our website.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday during the months of October through March. Our doors open at 6:45 PM.- The Nerja Players are a group of like-minded people who have an interest in theatre and the performing arts and who regularly perform rehearsed readings of plays and other material on club nights at the premises of the Nerja Bridge Club, Calle Castille Perez 1. Look for the BLUE entrance door. You can find an easy to follow map on our website at https://www.thenerjaplayers.com/contact   email: admin “at” the nerja players “dot” com

Book signing by local author: Local author John Hardy will be selling signed copies of his books at the TAIL dog show at El Barco in Torrox on Sunday 4th November from 11 am.
All the books will be available including:
‘Malaga Mysteries’ – short stories of crime and mystery set in this part of Spain.
‘East Side Stories’ – set in the UK from Hadrian’s Wall to the Thames.
‘Sedella – the Story of a Spanish Village’ – a history of a village from prehistoric times to the present day, a mixture of historical facts and stories to illustrate them.
‘The Queen’s Agent’- a novel set at the time of Elizabeth I during the build up of the Spanish Armada, set in London and Santiago de Compostela.
Also other books of short stories set in Spain and worldwide, some have been translated into German and Spanish.
They make unusual Christmas presents for friends and family!
For more information on all the books, visit www.johnhardybooks.com or contact us at wendy.sedella@hotmail.com

Cinema In English – November 2 to 8
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
http://www.cinesur.com/home.php?id_cine=219
-Bohemian Rhapsody – Dir. Bryan Singer. With Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton. Mon/Tue/Thu 20:10.
-The Nutcracker & The Four Realms – Dir. Joe Johnston. With Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley. Mon/Tue/Thu 17:00, 19:05.
-BlacKkKlansman – Dir. Spike Lee. With John David Washington, Adam Driver. Tue 6th 18:40, 21:25.  (Thank you Doug -Ed.)

Exhibition of paintings: Local artist, Margaret Riordan, has a new exhibition of originals and prints on display at Bar Choto Playa.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, 952 637 413, mariordan @ a ol. com (no spaces)

Phoenix Club Events:
-Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale of Christmas Cakes, Christmas puds, mince pies, lemon drizzle, malt loaf, proper Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, curries, apple pies, steak pies and chicken & leek pies etc – please order by November 7th – Please email for a price list. Date 11th December & Doors open 12 noon
-Casariche Sunday Market – 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! Date? 18th November & Price €14.50pp
-Gibraltar Friday 30th November (Christmas trip) Price? €12pp and includes the Driver’s gratuity. Pick ups A1 Garden Centre, Torre del Mar bus station and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30 with a comfort break at San Pedro
-Nevada Shopping Centre in Granada – even larger than La Canada. Bring your skates or comfy shoes, it is a vast place! Date? 23rd November & Price? €14.50 Pick ups Torre del Mar bus station, Algarrobo Lidl, BP Garage Torrox and Maro
-Malaga Christmas Lights – Evening trip. Date? 21st December & Price? €8pp Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 17.00 with a pick up at Torre del Mar bus station
-We have a selection of 2019 diaries and calendars for sale every Tuesday from 2€, make ideal Christmas presents or stocking fillers, pop in and buy one! Also a great selection of books and DVDs at a bargain price of 2 for 1€.
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.

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Items For Sale / Wanted

For Sale: Bosch cordless vacuum cleaner 2 in 1. 14.4V. euros 95. Francis, Nerja, tel. 95 252 5472
francisgintz @ gmail . com (no spaces)

For Sale, 2 items:
-Heater. Winter is coming, we have for sale the Apelson AR/1507 oil filled radiator in good working condition 2k. 10€
-Golf Trolley in good working order 10€
Buyer to collect between Competa and Canillas de Albaida.
Rob, Tel 634313809 email robbers1551 @ gmail.com (no spaces)

For Sale, 2 items:
-Stainless Steel large unit 70 euros.
-Ikea work unit on wheels 30 euros.
Dorothy Archez 686361003. Dotbarrett25@gmail.com.

For Sale, 3 items:
-Solid Distressed pine sideboard (L 200, H 85, D 50) €150
-Solid Distressed pine coffee table with storage drawers (L 146, H 51, D 72) €80
-Solid Distressed pine bookcase with drawers (L 107, H 64, D 49) €60
Contact David on 653469796 or davidpharrison@hotmail.com Torrox Costa.
Will consider offers if bought as set.

For Sale, 3 items:
-Desk approx 120 cm x 60 cm 20€
-Guitar, ideal for beginner 20€
-Cross trainer. Very good condition. 95€
Karen 628069703 Clive 633392959 Competa
Email: karen macdoug all 404 @hotmail .com (close gaps)

For Rent: Long term rental available from 19 November. Two bedroomed apartment in La Herradura, (front line to the beach).600 euros per month which includes English TV, all bills, plus WiFi. For further information or more pics contact janetgill_9@hotmail.com or tel. 646381332.

Wanted: Flat Electric Heating Panel. I need to obtain one of these heaters. Does anyone have one for sale or knows where I could buy one please. Reply to Brian. Email briankirkspain@gmail.com or call 639 826 335

Wanted, Long Term Rental: Hi, my name is Luke from Scotland. 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 me at luke.medcalf at Hotmail dot co dot uk Thanks. Luke

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Mobility Aids: It was good to see the item in yesterday’s Digame about the Mobility Aids. I went to this shop a couple of months ago to see what assistance I could get to help me move around more easily. The service was excellent! Perfect English speaking person who couldn’t have been more helpful and sympathetic. I can now get out & about easily again. If you see a woman careening around El Ingenio in a small, black, motorised chair – say Hello… It will be me! Jane Kirk

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment: Can anyone in Digame land recommend a local company between Nerja and Torre Del Mar that can refurbish car alloy wheels? Contact, delete spaces, a j rennie 2 3 4 @ hotmail.co.uk or whatsapp 670 540 533.
Thanks for your assistance. Avril, Torrox.

Editor Suggests: Computer Artificial Intellegence (AI) Lie Detectors Coming to EU Travel Hubs! A number of border control checkpoints in the European Union are about to get increasingly—and unsettlingly—futuristic. In Hungary, Latvia, and Greece, travelers will be given an automated lie-detection test—by an animated AI border agent. The virtual border control agent will ask travelers questions after they’ve passed through the checkpoint. Questions include, “What’s in your suitcase?” and “If you open the suitcase and show me what is inside, will it confirm that your answers were true?” according to New Scientist. The system reportedly records travelers’ faces using AI to analyze 38 micro-gestures, scoring each response. The virtual agent is reportedly customized according to the traveler’s gender, ethnicity, and language. For travelers who pass the test, they will receive a QR code that lets them through the border. If they fail the virtual agent will reportedly get more serious, and if the AI remains suspicious the traveler will be handed off to a human agent. Read more at: https://gizmodo.com/an-ai-lie-detector-is-going-to-start-questioning-travel-1830126881

Bad News For iPhone and SmartWatch Fans:
-Hacked! It’s only been a day since Apple released iOS 12.1 and an iPhone enthusiast in Spain has managed to find a passcode bypass hack, once again, that could allow anyone to see all contacts’ private information on a locked iPhone. So simple it’s scary considering how Apple claims to be very secure! Selling easily hacked €1000 mobiles won’t impress the shareholders. Full article: https://thehackernews.com/2018/10/iphone-ios-passcode-bypass.html
-Bricked! Apple has pulled an update for its smartwatches after many owners complained the software had caused their devices to stop working. The problem appears to have baffled Apple’s repair staff, and there’s no way at present for owners to restore the products themselves. They have been told they need to send in the devices for a fix. Since Apple Repair has no fix for the smartwatches yet these are probably being replaced, not repaired.
Apple said it intended to release a revised update soon. Those affected reported that their watches had become stuck in a state showing the Apple logo – but nothing else – on their screens. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46045414

Lost & Found

Friend Finder: We’re looking to get in touch with Paul Smith. Paul and his wife live in Torrox. We have been away for quite a while and when we returned we heard that Paul had also returned but no-one seems to be at the house. It would be good to catch up. If you know if Paul is still in the area please let me know. If Paul is reading this email me it would be good to catch up with you.
JP Malone. Nerja. Email: JPMaloneSpain@outlook.com

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