DigameXtra No. 1141 Friday, Dec. 7th 2018

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Vetiver in conjunction with Sayalonga Sol and the Town Hall in Sayalonga: A Christmas gift collection for the local needy children.
Hello to all of our friends and clients, we are doing this a little earlier than usual as every year we have a larger group of wonderful and caring people. Every year in Sayalonga we work with Bogdan Blanchut of Sayalonga Sol. Bogdan and his staff arrange everything. Everyone donates whatever they can in the form of clothing or toys for children whose parents are in need, along with orphans, and foster children. This is done in conjunction with the Red Cross in Velez Malaga. Bogdan has been doing this for 8 years now. We have had great response from our clients and neighbors of many different nationalities.
We will all meet at the Town Hall on December 19th and have holiday treats with the Alcalde and friends and then transport all the gifts to the Red Cross in Velez Malaga. Contact us as we do not know the time yet and we will let you know. Normally it is 12:00.
This year is no different accept that we, Anna and Dave from Vetiver Spain, are going to provide 10 Vetiver Plants free to anyone who contributes anything for the children. There is no requirement but to participate with us to help people in need. It is a really nice thing that this village does every year and in our opinion is the real meaning of Christmas.
If you would like to participate even in a small way I can send to you the information on what to donate. Mostly clothing, wrapped and labeled for girl or boy and designate the age of the recipient. No cash please!
We hope to see you all at the Town Hall on December 19th and after at the Restaurante Jocavi in the town square for complimentary cocktails provided by the organizers. We then arrange to have everything delivered to the Red Cross in Velez Malaga for the delivery of the items for the children. Last year it took 4 trucks to bring all the gifts to the Red Cross in Velez Malaga and we hope to increase that this year. Any gifts can either be left at the Sayalonga Town Hall or at Bogdan’s office of Sayalonga Sol in the center of the village.
I take all of the photos and donate them to the Town Hall and then to numerous newspapers in many countries.
We hope to see you all soon.
Sincerely, Dave and Anna  www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com ; 34 692 288 657
Here is a link to the collections of photos from numerous years.  Click Here

Keith James at Galeria Luz de la Vida in Competa: 16th of December 5pm Concert by English singersongwriter Keith James at galeria Luz de la Vida in Competa
One of the UK’s most passionate and enduring concert performers is coming to Competa to give another very special concert in Galeria Luz de la Vida! So if you like his music, don’t miss it! Sunday the 16th of Dec. at 5 pm.
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.
Keith is a songwriter, music composer, concert performer and poet. He has become one of the most active and inventive concert artists currently performing in the UK.
A double Album – Captured. The Best of Keith James – has been released this year featuring 33 songs taken from each of his Album releases over the past 30 years.
His brand new project of poetry set to music is the most exciting one yet! Keith has chosen to work with the astonishing work of Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, Kahlil Gibran, Frida Kahlo and Kate Tempest.
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, Lorca, William Blake, Dylan Thomas and Keith himself. A chance to experience this finely tuned artist perform a masterclass of sublimely beautiful music.
A maximum  of 35 people can attend this concert so please be sure you book in advance at: info AT lieuwkeloth DOT nl
At 5pm it starts. 10,- entrance fee. Keith will bring his Cd’s as well.
Galeria Luz de la Vida 15 Bajo, Competa
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‘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.


Car boot Los Romanes: Car boot every second Sunday of the month, next 9th of December.


Charity “Caritas” at Competa Christmas Market: Competa Christmas takes place this Saturday in the Plaza, this year the Charity “Caritas” will have a stall, do visit, as this is an important structure in the local community for local people, we never know when it could be “our” turn to need help!, their help comes in many forms of help, trips to hospital, help with sick children, etc, etc, look forward to seeing you there. Irene, ireneritalyons AT gmail DOT com

Whats on at Tail:
-Quiz Night at Lew’s Fish Bar, Torrox Costa on Monday 17th December 7.00 for 7.30pm. Tickets which are 8 euros including Fish or Pie and Chips are on sale at both Tail shops and at Lew’s. 952532633 or phone Jean on 629469445.
-Due to possible bad weather during the winter months the Boot Fair at Pavo Real will be postponed until the second Saturday in March. I will keep you posted.

Axarquia animal rescue quiz at La Tasca: We are having the quiz next Wed 12th at 3pm. At La Tasca cafe in Torre del Mar across from the Police station. Please call us on 640328051 or 640569988 if you would like to reserve a table. There is a prize for the best Xmas hat!! We now have turkey brie+cranberry baps on sale. Plus all day breakfasts+lots more.


Jack Cade Rebellion live: At Plaza Almijara , Competa on Fiday 7th December. Come along for a fabulous night of rock classics. Book a table at Perico’s Restaurant or La Taperia. Starts 700pm.


Los Alquimistas at Mercado San Francisco: Los Alquimistas( Dana Andrews Vocals, Gianni Piras Ac. Gtr., Uwe Mulhauser Harmonica, Vc. Flt.,Gtr., Papa Peach Perc.) await you for an evening of music and magic. Saturday 8 December from 8.30 pm at the Mercado San Francisco, Velez Malaga Calle Poeta Joaquin Lobato. You can drink, eat different types of food, from tapas to fish, meat, vegan and vegetarian foods, all kind of desserts. Delicious! See you there! Dana, dana10marzo AT gmail DOT com


Jukebox Bandits: Will be performing at La Plaza in Canillas de Albaida this Sunday Dec 9 from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Featuring Davina Woollard on vocals, Marshall Dixon on cajon, Rod Jones on keyboards, Ken Peacock on Sax and flute and Mitch France on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin and vocals. The weather looks good so need to hesitate, call 952 553254/609 167127 for a table.

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Move It To Music dance and fitness – Christmas Class: Saturday 22nd December, 11 am, Time Sport Gym (nº 21 Avenida de Pescia, opposite Iranzo supermarket). Fun ‘n gentle moves set to Christmassy pop songs, followed by complimentary glass of festive fizz. Everybody welcome!
NB: this is the only Move it to Music! class taking place this month – normal schedule resumes 5th January.
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Casa Magel B&B book now 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
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Check in time – From 2.30pm
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Balay Fridge Freezer (frost free) in good condition. 60W x 60D x 171cm H Price 50 euros ono.
-Balay Washing machine 5kg full working order. 60W x 60D x 82cm H Price 40 euros ono.
-Ceiling Fans with lights, 2 Large 125cm diameter, 3 Medium 90cm diameter. Price 15 euros each.
Contact Derek, Nerja Tel:- 676 403 669
Email:- teame AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk


Free (buyer collect): Oven & Hob Aspes Ideal (H2 – 1410). Contact Derek, Nerja
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For Sale: Electric Oil Heater, was new this year €20. Tel Bill 643 125 919,
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Sugar & Spice and Todo Express at Competa Christmas Market: We invite you to kick off the festive season with a visit to Cómpeta this Saturday December 8th. The Christmas market will be in town with a host of stalls and being conveniently located halfway between our 2 shops it makes a great pit stop.
At Sugar & Spice (La Casa Bella) we have a fabulous giftware sale with many items reduced to just 3€, buy any two 3€ items for an amazing 5€. That’s all your secret Santa and stocking fillers sorted. There are many other great offers including 10% of all the Moroccan Mosaic tables and fountains in our showroom for one week only, ending on the 8th. For more information follow us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lacasabellacompeta
It’s also been a week of offers at Todo Express with a fresh one every day. Saturday will be your last chance to take advantage of all 7 offers. Also every Christmas grocery form handed in by the 8th will be entered into our Christmas hamper draw. See Facebook for more information – https://www.facebook.com/Todo-Todo-119222441458185/
At both locations we’ll be serving festive drinks from 10 – 2. At Sugar & Spice a zingy Jingle Juice punch and at Todo Express Christmas Fizz Cava cocktail. You’ll leave full of cheer.
La Casa Bella (Sugar & Spice) Calle Cazadores 12, Cómpeta. E-mail: admin AT lacasbella DOT es
Todo Express Avenida de la Constitución 31, Cómpeta. E-mail: info AT todo-todo DOT  co DOT uk

For Sale: 2009 Silver Grey Honda Jazz 1.2 Hatchback 3200 Euro – Reduced substantially for quick sale. Mechanically excellent, low fuel consumption hatchback ( 5litre / 100km) with 154000 kms on the clock. Bodywork in generally good condition apart from a couple of small dents in side panel. Email for more pics. Contact John on 657323010 or
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Next Spanish National Holiday: Saturday, 8th Dec., Immaculate Conception Day

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