DigameXtra No. 1126, Thursday, Nov. 22nd 2018

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Torrox christmas market: The count down continues. Only 2 weeks to go! Lots of christmas gift ideas will be on sale at the 8th Torrox christmas market. This year we are in Avenida del faro. Dont miss it mark it in your diary! If you require any more information you can contact Jacqueline by whatsapp 625319323 or email:  jacquelinekayharrison AT gmail DOT com


CAS Quiz Night: Punta Lara Bar, Nerja. Friday 23rd Of November Don’t forget this Friday we have the monthly CAS Quiz night at The Punta Lara Bar, this month hosted by Terry. A fun night for all with food and drink available throughout the night. To book a table call Mark on 635 369 673.

Jukebox Bandits: Will be performing live at Restaurante Maria, Hotel Balcon in Cómpeta this coming Sunday 25th Nov from 2.00pm. We will be on the terrace or in the restaurant depending on the weather. To book a table call 952 553662.


Christmas Brunch Concert: 2nd Dec., 11:30am.  Hotel Parador de Nerja.
Harpevoix is located at the forefront of the musical activity of the moment, as a solid and wide-range formation. Together they have participated in numerous projects in Malaga and in much of the Andalusian geography, always generating excellent reviews. Reflection of this it is his continuous activity fruit of his interest in the repertoire and the search of new horizons. Since their first concert they have been a reference both for the unusual of the formation (harp and voice) as for the repertoire, unique and different within the musical circuit. They will interpret themes of Haendel, Schubert, Monteverdi, Faure among others.
Artist: Lucía Millán (Soprano) & Miguel Ángel Sánchez (Harp)
Day: December 2nd – 11’30h a.m.
Place: Hotel Parador de Nerja
Address: 8, Almuñecar Street – Nerja
Price: 40’00€
Booking: 690073871 / ventana.abierta.acp AT gmail DOT com
Web: www.ventana-abierta.es


Games Afternoon – Fridays: We are still meeting every Friday at 11.30 am in Chines, Caleta de Velez. That is weather permitting LOL
Do come along and join us for a few games of Crib, Rummykub, Whist etc. Chines do a range of Tapas and we do tend to go off somewhere for lunch. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. We are just a group of like minded friends having a sociable afternoon.
More details email Polly on: madpip AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk

Badminton players wanted: Want to play (even learn) some badminton. We have a friendly fun group that plays every Friday 5-7pm in Algarrobo. We’re looking for players, especially the female kind. Our gender gap is too wide. Come along. Give it a try at just 4 euros a session.
Dennis, Email: denniscoak AT gmail DOT com

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Services Offered: If you need help around the house and garden, Handy Richard at your service for all jobs large or small – carpentry, plumbing, general repairs, furniture assembly, decking gazebos, etc. I can provide references…my rates are very reasonable based on local rates. For further information please call Richard on 672328623 or email me:  richardmarston2 AT gmail DOT com; for a limited time free 1 hour labour for any work that exceeds three hours.


Wanted: Interpreter required. I have an appointment at Hospital Civil in Malaga for 28th November at 10.00am. Is there an interpreter out there who could accompany me. Please telephone Jean/John 642 315 109 Almayate area. Email: jprundlett AT hotmail DOT com

Items For Sale / Wanted

LOCATION UPDATED: Stuart’s Christmas Fayre: at Potter’s Bar, Nerja. Wednesday 28th November. A further 8 tables available for anyone who wishes to sell Christmas goodies. €5 per table. Please ring Cathy to reserve a table 685435767


For Sale, 3 items:
-Ikea Malm 3-drawer chest in Chapa roble / Oak veneer. Immaculate condition. Dimensions: Width: 80cm Depth: 48cm Height: 78cm. €20
-Rattan/Bamboo-effect 6-drawer chest. Dimensions: Width: 60cm Depth: 36cm Height: 99cm. €20
-Thompson Life Portable CD Player / Radio / Clock with twin base. Fully functional with moulded EU plug. Dimensions: Width: 35cm Depth: 25cm Height: 16cm. €10
Algarobbo/Arenas campo for pick up, or we can meet at El Ingenio, Lidl Algarobbo or BP Torrox.
Email to Anthony:  the.dixons AT spainmail DOT com Or WhatsApp: +44 7834507703


For Sale, 3 items:
-job lot: Calling all Car Booters/Flea Marketeers! We’re having a clear out. 25books mainly hard back some novels. Michel Thomas/Daily Mail Spanish courses. 20 CDs in carrying case. 10music CDs electric mix. One boxed 15 piece coffee set blue & white. 18 piece Royal Stafford bone China teaset pink roses on white background. 11 boxed model vehicles. 7 DVDs. One Dartboard and darts. No splitting no offers. €50
-Nine Native American Indian plates from the Hamilton collection. No splitting or offers €45
-Christmas Tree. €10
Steve, Archez area. Email: wigge1 AT hotmail DOT com ; Phone 07966839263


For Sale, 2 items:
-One pair of wood bedside draws; width = 36cm, depth = 45cm, height = 67cm. 60 Euros the pair ono
-One pair of white ikea bedside draws; width = 40.5cm, depth = 40.5cm, height = 81cm 45 Euros
Nerja, Phone Adrian 620486903 after 8.30am email: adrianbaum AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk


For Sale, 3 items:
-Super king-size bed which splits into two single beds. Measures 190cm by 2metres. Good condition. Price Euros 75.
-White bedroom drawer unit. Measures length 185cm height 84cm width 45cm. Price Euros 75.
-White five shelf book/shelving unit measures height 180cm width 60cm depth 24cm. Price Euros 30.
All hardly used. Please contact Pat on 0044 7500 847 066 Also on WhatsApp. Puente Don Manuel area.
Email: foote2by6 AT gmail DOT com


For Rent: Long Term Rental Unexpectedly Available Torrox Campo. Furnished, 2 double beds 1 bath, spacious apartment all on one level. No dogs. With its own pool and garden (can be made enclosed) Overlooking Torrox Costa with panoramic sea views all around. 5 mins up a track from BP Garage just off A7 junction 285. Will consider 2 sharers. Price includes fast fibre broadband and water bills. 750€.
Very Grateful for all that you do in managing the Digamextra site.
Fiona, Torrox. Please Email: fi AT fionacole DOT com

Wanted: Fake Christmas Tree. We are arriving in Nerja only a few days before Christmas and would love to find somewhere that sells passably nice fake Christmas trees. Anybody seen one in a shop and/or garden centre, this year or before? We were thinking of trying Eroski, but it’s a bit of a trek with small children if they don’t do them. All intel welcome. Carol, Nerja; carolsarler AT hotmail DOT com


Ellen Amos, Dressmaker & designer: I would like to recommend this very talented and creative lady, who is based in Algorrobo. Ellen does alterations at a very reasonable price as well as making clothes from scratch. She has just altered five items for me: three were straightforward, one a bit more difficult and the last very tricky, involving a lot of work. I was delighted with the end results.
Ellen also makes clothes with a contemporary twist, and ‘customises’ items. She can be contacted on 642 464 801
I cannot recommend her too highly…. and she is a lovely person too!
Jennifer, Nerja; jennifer AT jday DOT eu

Parking Permit: Getting a Spanish Parking Permit is harder than sending a man to the Moon but having said that you can be fined for using disabled bays even on private roads. You regularly see Police issuing fines in Shopping Centre Car Parks.
I have just had mine and the whole process took some 20 months. This I am assured was quick. You can only get help for filling in forms and setting up concessions etc, like not paying yearly car tax. I used Kaye tel 650102640 who was very good
First you need to register with the Social Department at your local Ayuntamiento . They will give you the application form or you can download it along with a English translation. I used El Morche as its easy to park outside. They have a direct line 952538010 for appointments and speak good english.
You then get an interview with a Social Worker who will asses you and recommend you need help. You need all your medical records and (min 5 years) residency paperwork etc.
Plus you need a recommendation from your doctor to add to this as it is the Doctor who refers you to the Social Worker in theory.
They send off all this to Malaga for you.
Then you wait nearly a year for a Medical and Social assessment in Malaga. You are seen by a doctor who will rate your disability to various levels. Following this you move on to the Social Worker who also assesses your disability and will explain what help is available with what levels you are likely to be assigned. You need 65% disability for Parking Permit and when they have done this you can get a Decision Letter stating what levels you have reached. This took 5 months to arrive after many phone calls.
If like me you attend in a wheelchair with no use of legs you only get 70%.
To save time the Social Worker will apply for the Parking Permit for you in advance if it is obvious she can see you have reached the necessary 65% disability prior to decision.
With the Decision Letter you get a card stating your level gained that you can use to obtain disability benefits.
The Parking Permit arrived about a month after Decision Letter.
It does allow you to park in disabled bays only. You also must pay parking charges as normal.
David: mail AT thecogles DOT com ; Torrox Park


Friendly Beauty is looking for a loving home: 9 months old mix fox/pedenco -Height prox 50cm -Goes well with other dogs, cats and children -Has been sterilized, chipped and vaccinated ( has passport ) You like to meet her or more info ? Peter ; 603824017 ( Torrox )
Email: peterklitsie AT me DOT com

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