DigameXtra No. 1120, Friday, Nov. 16th 2018

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O’Learys Bar, Torrox Costa:
We’ve done it again, we’ve booked yet another weekend of incredible music talent!
-Fri 930PM We have the wonderful duo, Johnny and Laura. Our madcap musical maestro Jonathan Thakur providing the music for Laura, who has a serious voice and fantastic style!
-Sat 930PM For the first time in a long time, we are delighted to welcome Alberto Fer back and this time with his band Sol Souvenir! Spanish, Irish and just good music, these boys are fantastic!
-Sun 2PM-4PM The one and only Sax To The Rhythm will be out on the terrace in the sunshine doing his thing while our Sunday roast fills your bellies!


Casa Magel B&B book now November/ December/ spring break:
Can’t think what to get that special person for Christmas, we have personalised vouchers available for our amazing 2- night break, which includes B&B for 2 nights one night a 3- course meal with wine and bubbly & chocolates on arrival. Still at this year’s price of 100€ for 2. Vouchers bought now can be used for next year so surprise that special person, ideal for Christmas, birthdays anniversaries or just a special treat. Buy now at this year’s price 100€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room..
It is starting to cool down and a lovely temperature for walking, just right for the Camino del Rey. You can book your tickets using the site on our website. Check room availability with us first. The rain will soon be gone.
We are surrounded by beautiful countryside with views of the mountains, yet only a 15- minute walk into the town where there are many bars serving meals and tapas, you really get a feel of how the Spanish live. We have a lovely museum with artifacts dating back to Roman times.
So much to do and see in the area, ( see website ) lovely walks and scenery. 30 mins from Camino Del Rey, El Chorro. 10 mins from the amazing Wolf park and Convento Magdalena. Visit to Antequera and El Torcal is a must.
We have pretty rooms and wonderful outside space. BBQ and Andalucian kitchen for guests use.
A break you will really appreciate. Come on and laze in our outdoor space or go out exploring and come back and eat a delicious 3-course meal with wine. Yummy breakfasts. We also have a limited bar or bring your own. By yourselves or come with a couple of friends. No driving.!!!
Casa Magel www.casamagel.com ; +34 628519862
Sat Nav Co-ordinates 36.920529, -4.684685
Check in time – From 2.30pm
Link for Caminito del Rey Tickets http://www.caminitodelrey.info/en


Torrox Christmas Market: Less than 3 weeks to go for the 5 day Torrox christmas market. Situated this year in Avenida del faro ( the lighthouse road).
Lots of lovely gift ideas for your christmas shopping.
Opening on the 5th december at 12 noon
Til 9pm. Same times on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th
Torrox tourist train will be circulating as well.
Childrens attractions, hot roast chestnuts, candyfloss and popcorn.
5 outside bars serving food and drinks
Anyone wanting more information can contact me on 625319323 or whatsapp.
Or email jacquelinekayharrison@gmail.com


Concert by Keith James in Galeria Luz de la Vida:
Concert by English singersongwriter Keith James: The Best of Keith James
One of the UK’s most passionate and enduring concert performers
Sunday the 16th of Dec. one of UK’s most passionate and enduring concert performers will give his concert in Galeria Luz de la Vida in Competa. The art gallery is the perfect place for the concert. Since it has its own intimate ambiance, and its filled with art of good quality. Keith loves the acoustics in the room and finds it every time again a precious experience to perform for this limited amount of people.
The evening will feature a collection of the very best material from all of Keith’s concert tours.
Songs by Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, John Martyn and Cat Stevens together with Keith’s own dramatic and absorbing songs based on the poetry of Pablo Neruda, F G Lorca, William Blake, Dylan Thomas and Keith himself. A chance to experience this finely tuned artist perform a masterclass of sublimely beautiful music.
Max. 35 people can attend the concert so be sure you book in advance: info@lieuwkeloth.nl
At 5pm it starts. 10,- entrance fee. Keith will bring his Cd’s as well.
Galeria Luz de la Vida 15 Bajo, Competa
www.galerialuzdelavida.com ; fb: galerialuzdelavida ; www.keith-james.com
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ -The Independent
‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ -The Guardian


Cinema In English – November 16 to 22
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
At last the Cinesur website has been upgraded and is now much more user-friendly. There is even a VOSE tab so one can see just the original language screenings. Unfortunately, a Google search doesn´t yet find the new site, so use the above link.
-Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald – Dir. David Yates. With Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp. Fri/Wed 16:15, 19:00; Sat/Sun 12:00, 16:15, 19:00; Mon/Tue/Thu 16:15, 19:00, 22:30.
-Bohemian Rhapsody – Dir. Bryan Singer. With Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton. Mon/Tue/Thu 19:45, 22:30.
-Bad Times At The El Royale – Dir. Drew Goddard. With Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson. Tue 20th 18:35, 21:20.
-Overlord – Dir. Julius Avery. With Wyatt Russell, Jovan Adepo. Tue 20th 19:30, 22:00.
(Thanks Doug. -Ed.)

Banjo George & Friends: Tonight, Banjo George and Friends will be entertaining you at Nico’s Paradise on the Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa, between the lighthouse and the children’s playground. Please note our new winter times of 8.00 – 11.00 pm. Plenty of variety for everyone, come along and join the fun. katehowe15 @ hotmail .com (no spaces)


Phoenix Club Events:
-On the 4th December we are presenting La Cruz Roja with our annual gifts of Christmas presents for under privileged children in our area. If you would like to donate a gift, it would be very welcome. The age range is from birth to the teenage years. Just one proviso, that you please wrap your gift and mark the age clearly on it. Let’s bring a smile to someone’s face this Christmas time. Thank you for your generosity. You can bring your gifts in at any time and leave them with Marie Carmen behind the bar or alternatively pop in and have a coffee with us on any Tuesday between 12 and 2pm.
-Not long now to our fabulous 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 and lots more – Date 11th December & Doors open 12 noon at our meeting place in Torre del Mar
-Salon Varieties Panto 2nd January 2019. We are off for a evening of fun to see Aladdin at the Salon, Fuengirola with plenty of time for a bite to eat before the show. Let the coach take the strain, no worries with parking. Date? 2nd January 2019. Price? €30 includes show, coach and drivers gratuity. Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 16.00 returning from Fuengirola at 23.30. Payment in full is required on booking.
-Gibraltar Friday 4th January 2019. 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
-Trip to La Canada Shopping Centre & Iceland store. Join us with a visit to one of the best shopping centres close to Marbella. With all the shops we love such as M&S, Habitat, H&M and lots more with a good variety of nice restaurants to eat in too. With a quick trolley dash around Iceland completes the day. Date? 25th January 2019. Price? €16pp. Depart Algarrobo Lidl at 09.00 returning from Fuengirola at 17.00
-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 talking books, 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.

Action for Animals December Quiz: Thanks to everyone who joined us for our November Quiz, a wonderful €237 was raised!
This year for the first time we are holding a December quiz, and it will be on Wednesday 12th. As always it will be at Bar Cerezo in Canillas de Albaida. The full details will follow in a week or two, but you can book as soon as you like with me. Megan 642199382 for phone or WhatsApp, or meganfurniss 1 @ gmail .com (no spaces)

Queen tribute band: Friday 23rd November. Queen tribute €15pp. Includes hot buffet & live music
Tickets on sale at Nerja household centre.
Email: info @ nerjahouseholdcentre .com
Free bus -Marinas de Nerja 6.50pm
-Hotel Monica 7pm
-Main bus station 7.10pm
For transport you must have a prepaid ticket and subject to availability.

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Cookery Workshop events for November:
Spanish Tapas Cookery Workshop on Saturday 24th November and Pasta Making Workshop on Friday 30th November at Casa Montes Negros, organic farm near Trapiche.
Join us on Saturday 24th, when we will be preparing a variety of traditional Spanish dishes from the north to the south of Spain. Through the dishes offered on the menu, we will be exploring the main ingredients and spices used in Spanish cookery.
On Friday 30th, we will be learn about making pasta from scratch, from making the dough and rolling it out to your desired shape, to creating delicious fillings for ravioli.
A fun day out for both experienced cooks who fancy a great day out with like-minded foodies, or new cooks wanting to learn some basic recipes.
The workshop starts at 10.30 and finishes at around 4 p.m. and includes all the ingredients, lunch at the beautiful mountain finca in the foothills of La Maroma mountain, and your folder of recipes to take home. Cost 30 euros.
We meet in El Cruce car park, Trapiche at 10.00 a.m. Google map link https://goo.gl/VHSKUi
From there we take our own cars up to the farm, a further 10 minutes drive away, or if you prefer not to drive, we can offer you a lift from and back to the meeting point for an extra 3 euros per person.
To book your place contact Rachael on casamontesnegros at gmail.com or ring/Whatsapp on 655 987 105 with your name and a mobile contact number.
Group bookings – if you would like to book a group day including pick up and return from your place of choice for groups of 4 to 8 people for any of our workshops, contact us for prices which include the taxi service. Perfect for a day out which is different and enjoyable and you can enjoy a glass of wine with your meal and not have to worry about driving!
For more information about events at Casa Montes Negros, do take a look at our facebook page
Or check out our recipe blog at https://casamontesnegros.wordpress.com

Update: Locksmith. The contact info for CompetaLocks has been updated from the ad run on 13 Nov. New locks fitted at competitive rates, callouts and appointments for all services, advice given (free!). Covering the coast from Maro to Benajarafe and inland to Vinuela.
24/7 call 664367511 (or WhatsApp message) or email Competalocks@outlook.com

Job Vacancy: Helping Hands Home Care are recruiting. We are looking for carers to work in the UK for a period of weeks that suit your life here. You can do your training here in Spain. Our next training event here is 3rd to 7th Dec. If you would like to know more please contact Jayne Vale on 658521907or 00447964464654 or email jayne.vale@helpinghands.co.uk


Cleaning Services: For houses and apartments available in all areas of Torrox. I can help whether you require changeovers, regular cleans or just a one-off. Also offer cleaning and maintaining of terraces. Experienced and reliable with references available. I am a current keyholder and charge €9 an hour. Based in Torrox Pueblo. Please email me Sara at happyhousetorrox@gmail.com

Items For Sale / Wanted

For Sale: Car Roof box. 100€ Cómpeta area. Buyer collects. Email for more pics.


For Sale: 2 Ikea chocolate brown easy chairs with matching footstools, each excellent condition. €55.00
Contact Jackie Telephone 672170429 ; info @ nerja house holdcentre. com


For Sale, 2 items:
2 airline approved pet carriers. As new both used only once UK to Spain.
Could also be used as an outdoor kennel
Light grey is 80 x 56cm by Travelair ——€45
Dark grey is 70 x 53cm by Petmate ——-€35
Tel 675321684 ; Benamocarra (near Velez Malaga)
John, e-mail: johnmac2601 @ gmail.com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Epsom XP 435 Wireless Colour Printer, less than two years old but print is graining due to lack of use. Together with a full set of brand new (still boxed and unwrapped) Ink Cartridges. €20
-A pair of Replica Duelling Pistols €40 ono
Bill, Frigiliana. Tel: 643 125 919.
billdavison 43 @ icloud .com


For Sale: Samsung CLX-3175FN color laserprinter, hardly used (as new). Toner cartridges needs to be replaced, and can be ordered on internet for 45 euro (4 pack). Price 100 euro. grahamsanton@gmail.com ; area torrox-competa


For Sale: Antique Sofa, dark red velvet, good condition. 350 €. Edwin in Competa.
boegero at gmx dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-two signed limited edition prints of Winchester. The square and the cathedral. Frame 35×31 cm. €20 each
-Empty silver cepsa gas bottle €10
Email sarah.mcnulty@yahoo.co.uk Sarah, Nerja


For Sale, 3 items:
-Gas Water Heater, Vaillant Atmo Mag Water Heater for Butan/Propan Gas, 68 x 35 x 25, has also the burner nozzles for Gas Natural €50
-Metabo Chisel hammer €35
-Honda Generator, 5 HP, 2 KW €135,00
Michaela, Torre del Mar,
Please call 676 786261 or MIC_Michel@web.de


For Sale, 3 items:
– T.V LG 42” LED with 2 x Hdmi connectors in very good condition good picture quality complete with owners manual,120 euro’s
– JVC Stereo unit which can when connected to a TV will produce surround sound, this unit comes with 2 x front speakers and 2 x rear speakers but will also hook up with a centre speaker, this unit has cd, twin cassette player and radio all fully functional and comes with owners manual, 120 euro’s
-Stressed look side unit made from reclaimed wood very solid, width 150cm x height 91cm x depth 45cm in very good condition, 95 euro’s
Barry, Frigiliana.Tel.646712549 , E-mail barryengland 635 at msn.com


Wanted: An HDMI television. Alex. Torrox. Email: unlikelyclockgoat@gmail.com


Corrected: Bowie the cat is looking for a home: Can you please help? We are in Torrox pueblo, He is domesticated and longs for his forever home. Bowie is blind in one eye, neutered, very loving and friendly, about 5 years old. Good with other cats. Many thanks, Noemi.
Contact me at: noereinamora@homail.com or at 639 210 110


Rafa and Martha urgently needing a home: These two beautiful cats were rescued several years ago in Riogordo. Sadly their lovely owner has passed away after a devastating short illness. Rafa, is a black and white neutered male and is 8 years old. He is a very friendly, loving and calm cat. Martha is a ginger neutered female and is 7 years old. Martha very timid and shy and relies 100% on Rafa. Both these cats are looking for a new home where they can carry on being together. They have already lost their adoptive mum, they can’t lose each other as well.
They are currently in Torre del Mar (Malaga province).
Steve – Torre del Mar – 622117080
steve DOT jd DOT harding AT gmail.com

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