DigameXtra No. 1148 Friday, Dec. 14th 2018

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This Sunday at Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden:
Summer’s back at Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – open to the public for the last time in 2018!
Lots of sun, sights, sculptures and live Baroque music to inspire you as you linger among the many and varied trees and shrubs in our extensive Garden.
We encourage you to come and meet our accomplished Artist-in-Residence, Michael Binkley from Vancouver as he carves beautiful marble sculptures.
Open 10-4, just 20 minutes north of Almuñécar.
Directions at www.kittyharri.com
Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden
Jete, Granada
609 706 210


This coming week at Danny Boy’s: Bloque 89, Torrox Costa
-Fri: 5-9pm Fish & Chips Night. Beer Battered Cod or Hake with Homemade Chips and our own Homemade Mushy Peas €7.00
-Sat: All the sports shown live on our 2 TV’s in the afternoon, with free snacks and nibbles. 9pm Karaoke with Carlos. This is our second week of Karaoke and it’s a proper hoot! Carlos is a pro and gets everyone in the mood for fun and craic!
-Sun: 2-7pm Traditional Sunday Roast. Choose from Roast Beef, Slow Roasted Shoulder of Pork, or Roast Chicken. Roast & Mashed Potatoes, carrots, brocoli w/ cheese sauce, peas, and all our Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and gravy is homemade. €8.00. 8.30pm The Candlelight Sessions hosted by Paul Hayes. A cozy night of acoustic music playing folk, blues, rock, modern and old-timey. A bunch of us sit around the table playing whatever suits the atmosphere of the room, or whatever requests people have. New musicians always welcome.
-Mon: Closed
-Tue: Raffle Night at 7pm. €1.00 per ticket. Win whole chickens, beef fillet, rack of ribs, itpork chops, chocolate, lots more, and our booby prize ‘a bag of crisps’! This night is a favourite of the ex-pat community in Torrox and a lovely evening for friends to chat and catch-up.
-Wed: Live Music with Johnny Unplugged and friends. A lively night for musicians to play together and rock-out guaranteed to get you dancing. 9pm
We now have our “Fiver Dinners” bar menu back. 5-9pm every day. Choose from: Beef & Guinness Stew, Chicken Curry, Burger & Chips, BBQ Pulled Pork. All meals €5.00
We are now into the 4th week at our new location, and would like to thank all our old customers for coming with us, and also big thanks to the new ones. It’s our customers that create the atmosphere at the bar, and we really appreciate it.
We hope to see you sometime during the week at Danny Boy’s.
Big Thanks from Brendan, Martina, Danny Boy & Bruno
Danny Boy’s Bar & Kitchen. Avenida America, Bloque 89, Torrox Costa. Brendan & Martina 642934483.


Cinema In English – December 14 to 20
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
Nothing new this week, but hopefully this will be the lull before the storm as next week see the release of Mary Poppins Returns, Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
-Bohemian Rhapsody – Dir. Bryan Singer. With Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton. Daily 22:30.
-Ralph Breaks The Internet – Dir. Rich Moore, Phil Johnston. With Sarah Silverman, John C Reilly. Sat/Sun 12:10.
(Thanks and Happy Holidays to Doug. -Ed.)


Games Afternoon – Fridays: Meeting for the last time this year.
At Puerto Blanco Chine’s Bar Cafe Caleta de Velez from 11.30am onwards.
Our Next Meeting will be in the New Year on Friday 11th January, so pop it in your diaries folks
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
Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us
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….
Here’s Hoping you all have a Great Christmas and a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Polly
For details email: madpip AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk


Book Signing: Last chance to get someone a book for Christmas! Why not get a book by local author John Hardy? He will be selling signed copies of his books at:
Periana Christmas market Sunday 16th December 10.30 – 4-30
Trapiche market Tuesday 18th December 9.30 – 1.30
All the books will be available including:
‘Malaga Mysteries’, ‘Twisted Tales’, ‘East Side Stories’ and ‘Death in the Sun’ – these are short stories of crime and mystery set in this part of Spain, the UK and worldwide. Two of them are available in German and Spanish.
‘Sedella’ – a history of a Spanish village from prehistoric times to the present day with a mixture of historical facts and stories to illustrate them.
‘The Queen’s Agent’- a full length historical spy novel set in London and Santiago de Compostela at the time of the Spanish Armada,.
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 AT hotmail DOT com

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H M Heating: We give advice on pool heating, plus
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Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain)
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Lou Lous Bakery: We are delivering to a town near you from our Kitchen in Torrox. We offer homemade pies such as a very popular chicken, leek and bacon and steak and kidney also we offer pasties, chili, lasagna, also cheesecakes etc. Normal or puff pastry offered and all to order. Please give us 2-3 days notice when ordering. Take a look our our menu by visiting our website
Call 633522707
email: loulousbakery AT outlook DOT com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/loulousbakerysayalonga/
We deliver to: Torrox, Nerja, La Herradura, Torre Del Mar, Caleta De Velez, Los Romanes and Punte Don Manuel

Items For Sale / Wanted

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
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


For Sale: Spigen nio hybrid phone case for Samsung Galaxy S8 plus, voted best armour phone case, brand new, bought in error from UK, cost £20 from Carphone Warehouse UK, will except 15 euro’s. Dave, Puente don Manuel area, possibly meet on coast.
Email: dave-johnson AT live DOT com


Shelving Units: I have 8 lots of Shelving units in stock at my house. They are brand new and in the box. They slot together easily and take 15 minutes, strong when put up in fact each shelf can hold 175 kg there are 5 shelves and adjustable in height. 69 inches high x 35 inches wide and 16 inches deep. Perfect for kitchens or maybe towels in your spare room! Please PM me to place your order. as I got a bulk buy I can now sell them at 30 Euros each. Call Dean on 633522707 or
email: axarquiaovencleaning AT gmail DOT com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Patterned carpet – silky synthetic with lovely floral design. Primarily cream colored with russet red border. Flowers on intertwining vines in russet red, golden yellow and soft taupe. Bound edges. 180cm L x 117cm W. 25€
-Serving Tray – hardwood construction with a decorative floral design under clear lucite. Primarily golden hued background with iridescent colored flowers on intertwining vines. 45cm W x 34cm D (deep). 20€
-Decorative Wall Panels – beautiful carved design featuring a floral center. 58cm x 58cm. Set of 2 is 35€
These are personal household effects which are being sold as they will not be coming back to Canada with me on my move. The pieces have been set with reasonable pricing which will not be reduced! Thanks for looking.
Buyer to arrange for pickup in Algarrobo pueblo.
Contact: ellen.amos AT hotmail DOT com


For sale: LG 32″ LED LCD TV. 6 years old but very little use. Perfect working order. Great picture. C/W remote control and Owner’s Manual. HDMI/USB/SCART ports. Please note: this is not a Smart TV. 125€ tel: +44 7905357651 Chris, Frigiliana
Email: chris.hudd AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk


For Sale: Bosch Chest Freezer, Bosch GTL2005. Tidy and in good working order, but too big for us. Not sure of age as it came with the house. External measurements 92cm wide, 68cm deep, 85cm high. 30 euros. Must collect; just north of Trapiche. Call Bill on 603 690 446 or
email: billbroc AT hotmail DOT com


For Sale, 3 pairs of trainers: Genuine Adidas size 10/44 brand new trainers for sale. 30euros per pair or 70 euros for all 3. More details on request. Torrox pueblo. Telephone or email Geoff 951066068/666322732 or
gailandgeoff AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk


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