DigameXtra No. 1278 Wednesday, May 1st 2019

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Bank Holiday Today:  Wednesday May 1st, Spanish Labor Day. Mother’s Day is next Sunday.


What’s On

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Open garden in the Alpujarras: Jardín de la Alpujarra, situated near the village of Pórtugos in the Alpujarras of Granada, is pleased to open its gates to visitors and to be able to offer something special for those who venture up to this enchanting area. Garden open to visitors every Friday in May and June between 10.00hrs and 18.00hrs. Stroll around the numerous terraced garden areas and enjoy the freshness of Spring and early Summer flowers and plants, along with some amazing views. Homemade refreshments, cakes and snacks always available. Entry to garden €3,50.
-Special Sunday lunch event, May 5th. The garden will be open to visitors but in addition, you can order a fabulous three course meal cooked in our authentic wood oven. Dine al fresco in a beautiful garden, how delightful! Three course meal €20 plus entry to green – places for your meal need to be booked in advance. If vegetarian or vegan food required please specify when booking.
Jardin de la Alpujarra, Tlf: 646430656
See website for open days and events. http://www.jardinalpujarra.com
info AT jardinalpujarra DOT com


Red Cross guided walking tour: Friday 3 May at 10:30
There are a number of places available for this activity to visit the decorated ‘Cruces de Mayo’ in Vélez-Málaga and to learn about this local tradition. There will be a cost of 6 euros per person to include the walking tour of about 2 hours with an English-speaking guide plus a drink and tapa. To reserve a place please
email Richard: 29094social AT cruzroja DOT es


The Phoenix Club meet in Torre del Mar every Tuesday:
-12th – Arts & Crafts Market in Malaga Port €15pp includes drivers tip
-14th –Mrs Miggins home bake sale at Bar La Vega in Torre del Mar starts 12 noon
-24th – Trip to Ronda – Price includes coach fare and Guided tour €25pp
-7th – Gib €12pp includes drivers tip 08.30 start
-28th – Trip to Flamingoes/Donkey sanctuary €19pp includes entry to the refuge/drivers gratuity
For more detailed information contact Gail on 951067723, mobile 626370695 or
email: phoenixsocialclub AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk, or


Flashtime Live: At Cafe La Bamba, Vinuela. Saturday, May 4th 23:30.


Jack’s Bar:
-Burger Wednesday! 12-14hr & 18-22hr. BLQ 86 Torrox Costa
-Sunday at 3 pm we have the all the way from Scotland the great Bob and Tony


Grand Opening – Moto Rock Bar: Sat, May 4th, Memphis Trio Live at 4pm! Between Maro and La Herradura.


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Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
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Interpreter: I do hope that you won’t need to see your doctor or go to the hospital in the future, but if you do, you should take an interpreter with you. Most doctors speak a little English, but the risk of not being understood or misunderstanding what has been said to you is not worth taking. It’s your health after all. Fifteen years as an interpreter in the hospital, and a further ten years sorting out your residencia, NIE and health card . Do call me. Pamela Walshe 609040709 Algarrobo
Email: pamelawalshe AT hotmail DOT com


Cleaner Wanted: To help with summer holiday rentals and changeovers. Must be female with attention to detail and physically fit, as work involves carrying heavy laundry up stairs etc.
Torrox area, 8 euros /hour. Contact: Simon
Email: simon.norman AT rocketmail DOT com


Art Classes in La Herradura!: If my 89 year old dad, who never, ever, made a drawing or a painting, can surprise himself, perhaps so can you!
-7 May starts a new 4-week painting course and there are still some spaces left. If you can only make it for 2 or 3 weeks, please contact me for availability. More information via the link below. Telephone 0034- 655211276
There are also other options, like a master class with a group of friends, private classes, and more! Interested? Check out https://renatevannijen.com/painting-classes/ Classes are suitable for beginners and more advanced painters.
Curious about my dad’s story? https://renatevannijen.com/never-too-old-to-surprise-yourself/
Renate van Nijen www.renatevannijen.com
Email: renart59 AT gmail DOT com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain: After planting Vetiver for almost 10 years now we know that the best results are when Spring comes around. This way Vetiver has a full spring and summer to absorb the heat of the summer. This plant is indigenous to India and loves the heat.
Vetiver Spain has prepared an article on “When is the best time to plant Vetiver?”
Click here.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us or to arrange a visit.
We have a lot of information on our website.  Home Page
email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com
(34) 692 288 657 ; Sayalonga, Spain


For Sale, 2 items:
-Lovely red corner sofa bed with storage. Measurements Width 240ms Length 150cms chaise €275
-Corbero under counter fridge Width 49cms Depth 53cms Height 84cms only 10 months old. €75
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Email: info AT nerjahouseholdcentre DOT com


For Sale, 2 items:
-Gentlemans Bicycle– 100 Euros – no offers. The bicycle has had little use since new (less than 200km), but has been in storage for a couple of years, gathering dust. 18 gears (3 X 6) Shimano. Silicon saddle padding for extra “rear end” support. Buyer collect.
-Ladies Bicycle – 50 Euros (no offers). The bicycle has hardly been used at all since new (less than 5km), but has been in storage for a couple of years, gathering dust. 3-gears rear-hub gearbox. Buyer collect.
Available from Nerja, El Campo (behind Tuesday market)
Contact Harry: sm0vpo AT gmail DOT com or 722 679 126


For Sale: TV Cabinet, very decent material. 35€
Height: 66cm ( adapteble) Depth: 59,5 cm Length: 130cm
If interested or for more pics or information contact Wally/Archez call +32486254010
Email: wally_bocklandt AT hotmail DOT com


For Sale: 4 large Ceiling Lamps. 2 x Large and 2x Smaller Ceiling Lights/Chandeliers. They must have cost a small fortune when first installed! All four yours for €60 ono. Contact Ray on 608 568 602 WhatsApp etc
Email: raycraig AT live DOT com


For Sale: Gas 4 burner BBQ. Very good condition. Electronic ignition does not work otherwise all good. Including BBQ tool set and gas regulator. €60. Gill & Roy/Sayalonga
Email: gillandroy AT hotmail DOT com ; Tel. 633634644


For Sale: Mobile a/c unit Amcon 12000E complete with hose. Old but working and hardly ever used. Casing discoloured so only 20€. Wes/Torrox tel 658164021
Email: wiziz007 AT hotmail DOT com


For Sale: Curtain pole, gold painted with round finials and 3 wall brackets 1 piece 2300 mm long x 25mm diameter €20 or best offer Mike/Nerja tel 625 255 633
Email: michaelkelly5 AT talktalk DOT net


For Sale: Single one-way flight from Bristol Airport to Malaga Airport, depart 19.40, arrive 23.15, on Friday 17th May 2019. Current advertised price £126 on Easyjet website ( see https://www.easyjet.com/en/buy/flights?isOneWay=on&pid=www.easyjet.com ).
Cost of name change £50, so ticket offered at £50, total cost £100.
E-mail: odaveyarmstead AT fastmail DOT fm
or call/text/whatsapp 0034 622245505. David/Torrox


Wanted: Fridge for drinks. I am looking to borrow a fridge for a party at the end of May. It will be used to store drinks in our outdoor area, will be taken care of, can pick up and return. Deborah/Torrox area
Email: dssp AT btinternet DOT com



Nerja padel anyone?: I am looking to join or form a Padel group in Nerja. Please contact me if you are interested in playing. Dennis.
Email: Denniscoak AT gmail DOT com



Foster or adoption needed for Dona: Give A Dog A Home Rescue Malaga
Dona is looking for continued foster adoption. Currently in foster east of Malaga but due to a change in circumstances anew foster placement is being sought urgently, or better still a forever home. She is 5 years old. She was entered into don animal perrera after she had been used for breeding. She is an Alano, a rare breed which is part of the boxer group.
She spent many months in the perrera before being taken out by Give a Dog a Home Rescue.
She has a passport is fully vaccinated spayed and chipped.
Her Foster mum has written:
Dona DOB 16/08/2014 – Breed Alano – Rescued from the pound by Dawn after being used for breeding for 4 years. I offered to foster Dona on 3rd Dec 2018 to bring her back to good health & show her unconditional love. Dona has low level leish & only needs to take 1/2 tablet am & pm per day. So 4 months later what a beautiful big, gentle, soft girl she has become. Great walking on a lead & has good recall apart from she see other dogs whom she just wants to meet & greet. Loves her food & snacks. Totally house trained.
Please note a home check and adoption fees apply.
For further information please phone 0034722766109 or
Email: carichardweale AT gmail DOT com (Nice job making the collage pic! -Ed.)


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