DigameXtra No. 1171 Thursday, Jan. 10th 2019

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Banjo George and Friends: Come along this Friday 11 January to Nico’s Paradise, Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa and join Banjo George and Friends for our last gig before Nico’s closes. We are making it an open mic night so all you musicians and singers who haven’t been able to join us before, now is your opportunity. Everyone welcome! See you there! katehowe15 AT hotmail DOT com

 

Games Afternoon-Friday’s: Here’s hoping you all had a great time over the holidays. It’s now time to start our weekly meetings again, playing card and games, socialising and generally having a good time. So do come and join us this Friday 11 January from 11.30 am onwards.
We meet at Chines, Puerto Blanco Bar (next to the Eclipse) in Caleta de Velez. They do a good range of snacks and we normally have lunch later in the afternoon. Never know how many will turn up, but do know we all enjoy ourselves.
Look forward to seeing you. More details?
Email Polly: madpip AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk

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No cat or dog is ever left alone in our salon, all pets are continually accompanied from the time they enter the salon until the moment they leave.
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The Grooming Table is the first, Axarquia based, dog grooming parlour of its kind – based around the idea that pet owners can, if they so desire, stay with and observe their dog or cat being Professionally Groomed, or alternatively, drop your pet off and do some shopping or enjoy lunch and collect him an hour or so later.
We treat every pet as if they were our own and we are pleased to say customers regularly comment on how calm their pets are during and after their grooming experience.
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Wanted: Home Nurse. A young gentleman recently discharged home to near Lake Vinuela needs basic nursing care. Please phone 07852810308 if you can help. Elise Broughton.
Email: elise_broughton AT hotmail DOT com

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For Sale: Bruce Springsteen Books
-Bruce Springsteen Songs, Hardback, good condition, 10 euros.
-Springsteen book Glory days, 2 euros
-Point blank 2 euros.
Puente don manuel area. Shirley
Email: shirleyromero21 AT hotmail DOT com

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Mac Allister angle grinder 750w, 0115mm. Used once 25 euro’s.
-Power fix rivet set and rivets 4 euro’s. Email for pic.
-Dexter cordless drill 2 batteries 20 euro’s.
Triana area near trapichie. Thank you. Marilyn.
Email: marilyn.boakes AT btinternet DOT com

 

For Sale: Matching TV unit and cabinet. Solid items with a dark veneer. Maybe a good up cycling project.
TV unit has 2 glazed doors and internal shelving. 53cms h, 46cms d, 133cms l. 25 euros
Cabinet has glazed doors and side panels. 2 internal glass shelves, a mirrored back and internal light. 123cms h, 30cms d, 84cms l. 40 euros
Both for 50 euros. Can be viewed in Caleta de Velez. Very good condition. More pics on request.
Contact Ken on 628747975 or
email: kenespana AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk

 

For Sale: Gas pressure valve and pipes. Gas pressure valve Type A235, 30mbar LPG 2kg/h, maximum input pressure 16bar, plus 2 lengths of 0.9mm piping, one is 22″ (56cm) long and the other is 58″ (147cm) long. All these items are suitable for attaching to a butane gas cylinder for use with either a portable or fixed gas appliance. €6 for the lot. Tony in Torrox Park – 692 189 912 or
email: oddjobtony AT gmail DOT com

 

For Sale: Krups coffee maker in good working order it’s a super machine that makes proper espresso and filter coffee with a facility to steam heat milk. It comes with a box of filters and can make up to 8 cups of filter coffee. It has a hot plate that keeps the contents of the jug hot. More pics on request. Price 40 euros. I live close to Cómpeta but can meet locally or on the coast by arrangement phone 666 88 66 11 or
email: david.wolfe AT hotmail DOT com

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Driver’s Info Thanks: Many thanks to Digame readers who responded to my request for help getting a ‘first time’ Spanish Drivers Licence. Special thanks to Hazel, Becky and Margaret !
Patricia, Competa, pbritsky AT msn DOT com

 

DoctorLaptop Tech Note, Windows 10 Creator’s Update OCT 2018, v1809: I previously suggested readers delay installing the Windows 10 v1809 Creator’s Update as it was buggy. It has been fixed and reissued so no need to delay installing it anymore. Be aware it’s very large and will take 2 or more hours to download and install on a 30Mb/s internet connection. On a slow connection it could take all day. You will need at least 18Gb of free space and the download is 5-8Gb. Some computers, especially computers upgraded from Win 7 or Win 8 to Win 10, may experience problems so it’s a good idea to backup your data onto an external memory device before doing any large updates. And remember, all your system settings get reset to the defaults by these Creator’s Updates. You will need to re-do any customization to the settings. Don’t worry if you don’t see the v1809 update on your computer, when there are v1809 drivers available for your computer it will get the update.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW IF YOU CHANGED THE SYSTEM LANGUAGE: The Creator’s Update v1809 can return your system to the original language the computer had installed and also the original keyboard layout. If you don’t know how to change system languages or keyboard layouts I suggest you learn how as you may soon wake up to a computer in Spanish; it’s very simple in Windows 10. Here is a tutorial on doing both, with pics: https://windows101tricks.com/change-the-system-language-in-windows-10/
IMPORTANT TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A SMALL HARD DISK OR SSD: Some devices have only 32Gb of storage. If you don’t have 18Gb free space you will not be able to update to v1809 the normal way. You’ll need to do it this way- You need to clear at least 8.5Gb of free space, download the Windows 10 Update Assistant program and when you run it have a blank 32Gb USB Flash drive on hand. If this process is not clear to you then you probably should not try it.

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