DigameXtra No. 1155 Friday, Dec. 21st 2018

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Winter Solstice

In 2018, the winter solstice arrives today, Friday, December 21, at 11:23 PM CET.
Coincidentally, December’s full Moon—the Full Cold Moon—will also appear on the night of the 21st, though it will not be at its absolute peak until the next day. So, keep your eyes peeled for a (near) Winter Solstice Full Moon that night! (Believe it or not, the next full Moon to actually peak on the winter solstice won’t be until 2094!)

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Cinema In English – December 20 to 27
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
Three high-profile releases this week, but unfortunately the VOSE screenings will only be at lunchtimes.
-Mary Poppins Returns – Dir. Rob Marshall. With Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed/Thu 12:20.
-Aquaman – Dir. James Wan. With Jason Momoa, Amber Heard. Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed/Thu 11:55.
-Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse – Dir. Bob Persichetti. With Shameik Moore, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sat/Sun/Mon/Wed/Thu 12:30.
For those who see this in time, there are also two screenings tonight (Thursday 20th).
-Mortal Engines – Dir. Christian Rivers. With Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar. Thur 20th 20:00.
-Bohemian Rhapsody – Dir. Bryan Singer. With Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton. Thur 20th 22:30.
(Thanks Doug! -Ed.)

Los Alquimistas concert: A wonderful place in the heart of Velez Malaga. An ancient market, completely renovated, houses various craft shops, art, restaurants…You can choose the food you prefer and sit in the center of the “Indoor Square” and while you are eating or drinking, listen to the Los Alquimistas concert, a multi-ethnic band that offers international and original themes arranged in a very personal and engaging way. Open from 9am to 12pm Dana, dana10marzo AT gmail DOT com

Services Offered / Wanted

H M Heating: We give advice on pool heating, plus
Solar and Winter Pool Covers
Solar hot water
Solar Electric systems
Repairs and Installation
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain)
Email: info AT hmheating DOT es Web: www.hmheating.es

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, 3 items:
-Small patio table €10
-Fridgefreezer working and in great condition €20
-Buddha Indian painted table for statue €8.
Linda, behind BP garage at Torrox. 07438422416( UK) tel.
Email: indirobby2 AT gmail DOT com


For Sale: Brand new microwave oven, not fit for (my) purpose, too small BLUESKY ( Carrefour) bought for 55 euros, asking 35 euros. More pics available. Jennifer – Periana ( or El Morche on Sunday) Phone/WhatsApp 655 62 98 21
Email: clark-ward AT gmx DOT com


Wanted: FREE Carpet or Rug. I am looking for a rug or piece of carpet that someone no longer wants. I need a minimum of 2 x 3 meters. Please contact Mark/Algarrobo on 658 693 121 or
Email: markinspain1 AT gmail DOT com


Advice recommendations please: Road trip Velez-Malaga to Porto. I am planning a drive and would like any recommendations on places to see along the way and an overnight stop, about half way. TIA Paul
Email: paul AT hageman DOT co DOT uk

Smiffs Nerja: Wishing all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please note that Smiffs will be closed from 25th December to 1st January. Re-open 10am 2nd January. Elspeth, elspethcowie AT hotmail COM com

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