DigameXtra No. 1286 Friday, May 10th 2019

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O’Learys Irish Bar, Torrox Costa: Weekend Line Up
Another beautiful week in paradise and there’s nowhere better to spend your weekend then listening to great live music on the beachfront!
-FRI 2130HRS Our Torrox costa local and jem of a find, John Serrano is gonna really show you what undiscovered talent looks like! His voice is simply incredible! Dont miss him!
-SAT 2130HRS Oooh, its happening again, our friend and incredible musician Lee Townsend is bringing his rock band back to O Learys! Last time, Midnight Mechanics absolutely tore the place down and it was simply incredible! Dancing, singing and loads of rocking guaranteed! Do not miss it!
-SUN 1500hrs Here we go again, another newcomer to O Learys, this time its the very talented Gonzalo who’ll be doing his acoustic set for us in the Sunday sunshine!
O’Learys is the only place to be in Torrox Costa FB-Link


Casa Magel B&B: A wonderful break for spring and summer.
-We have a new offer of 3 nights B&B with one 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine and 1 evening of wine & tapas at our local tapas bar. Price 165 € for 2 people sharing a double en-suite room.
-We still have our popular 2-night stay with B&B and 1 evening meal for 2 price 110€. Any additional single night is 55€. For longer stays, we can arrange a discount.
CASA MAGEL is surrounded by beautiful scenery, a walker’s paradise. Lots to do in the area. Walk the famous Camino Del Rey. The beautiful turquoise lakes of Ardales, Quad Biking, horse riding. Visit Antequera, a beautiful town with the most churches in Spain (27), it is only a 25-minute drive away. Close by is El Torcal with the amazing landscape just like Fred Flintstones land. Great for star gazing. Visit the Wolf Park and see Wolves in their natural habitat. Howling nights when the moon is full.
We are an hour away from the beautiful city of Malaga, the international airport and the Costa Del Sol. Our little town of Valle De Abdalajis is very typically Spanish, friendly with tapas bars and restaurants and a couple of supermarkets. Plus local shops. We also have a fantastic museum, (our town dates back to the Roman era), when it was called Nescania.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com phone 0034 722879503
Spanish Hideaway CASA MAGEL
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


The Sunshine City Bans & Motor Neurone Disease: Come along on Saturday evening, 8-11 pm to Ellen’s Atlantis, just off the Paseo Maritimo, Torrox Costa where the Sunshine City Band will be playing for your entertainment as well as raising funds for this very worthy cause. Contact Kate 691949080


The Bandits: Playing live on the terrace (with new pergola) at the Hotel Balcon in Competa this coming Sunday 12th May from 2.00pm.
To reserve a table call 952 553 662.


Cinema In English – May 10 to 16
-Avengers: Endgame – Dir. Anthony & Joe Russo. With Robert Downey Jnr, Scarlett Johansson. Fri/Sat/Sun/Wed 22:00; Mon/Tue/Thu 17:10, 20:40, 22:00.
-The Sisters Brothers – Dir. Jacques Audiard. With John C Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix. Tue 14th 19:00, 21:30.
-On Thursday 16th at 20:00 there will be a screening of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly as part of a short season of films with soundtracks composed by Ennio Morricone.
-For ballet lovers, there will be a screening of a triple bill of contemporary ballets, live from the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. This will be on Thursday 16th at 20:15.


Sultans of Swing: Tonight at Fitzgeralds Cafe Bar and Restaurant situated below Supersol by the town bridge in Nerja it’s the sensational ”Sultans of Swing” and their tribute to Dire Straits, if you want to see a great live band and singer perform songs from one of the best bands in the world get down to Fitzgeralds from 8.30, just 5€ entry with your 1st drink free!


Boatyard Bar, Nerja: Sunday 12th May at the Boatyard Bar ”Miguel el Manga” Playa el Playazo
If you enjoy soft rock, soul and country then come and dance the afternoon to ”THE ART CLUB BAND”
Miguel will once again be cooking up a ”special” of Chicken Curry or Fish of the Day with vegetables and sauteed potatoes for just 7€
Entry just 5€ includes your first drink , beer, wine or soda!
Gates open at 1.30pm Food from 2pm Music from 3pm (new times)
Food Reservations telephone Cathy on 685435767
”the boatyard bar it rocks”


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Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT hmheating DOT es Web: www.hmheating.es


The Sound Bath: With all my heart I invite you to a wonderful sound journey.
The oldest instruments from distant corners of the world will guide you on this journey, sounds of the Aboriginal didgeridoo, the drums of the North American Indians & the Icaros, the sounds of the amazon tribes, African kalimba, tank drum will enchant & hold you in the time of the Unknown, in the time of the Nagual.
Relax, forget about yesterday, and remember yourself.
Surrounded by the depths of music, silence, relaxation, you will connect with your higher self, with the rhythm of your own melody & with the infinity of being inside you.
When: May 17th 2019 at 19 . Investment: 20 euro
Event on fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/367715440617394/
Where: Espacio Luz-Vida ,Diseminado Cabrillas 312, Cortijo Bravo 29700-Vélez Málaga


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 3 items:
-Unusual vintage drinks trolley with drop leaf top and small drawer.Measurements Width 80cms Length folded 50cms Opened 90cms Height 76cms. Price €70.
-Siemens innowave microwave/oven ideal for bar. Measurements Width 60cms Depth 55cms Height 48cms Price €120
-Lovely large ikea low coffee table. Measurements Width 149cms Depth 95cms Height 45cms Price €80
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Email: info AT nerjahouseholdcentre DOT com


For Sale: Moroccan Iron Day bed, 150 x60 cm, Height at back 80cm Price 150€
email: ruth_duende AT hotmail DOT com
Call Ruth 619800702
Collection necessary as my cars too small
Las Cuevas de Comares área.


For Sale, 2 items:
-white extendable dining table and 6 chairs 110cm long and 75cm tall. Good condition. €125
-Living room TV Cabinet unit. Measures 260cm x 40cm x 215cm As new €170
Krik/Nerja: krikjohnson AT hotmail DOT com


For Sale: 2 items
– Brand new versatile semi-professional drone, unwanted birthday present, initial price over 100€, selling at 75€.
– Tom-Tom navigator, with free lifetime maps, like new condition, selling half price at 50€ as our new car has built-in GPS.
Call John in Almuñecar at 695 463 385 or
e-mail: jinsospain AT gmail DOT com for photos


For Sale: Preambulator, almost new, make Look, including accessories. € 40
Nicole, Nerja, Tel. 645 179 071 Pocapecunia, the charity shop in Nerja, Calle Bellavista 6. Open Mon-Sat. 10am-1.30pm.
Email: neppobrouwers AT yahoo DOT ca


For Sale, 2 items:
-2 throws suitable for sofa/bed/wallhanging €15
-Large decorative cat €15
Linda Frigiliana 00447922296446
Email: cook819 AT btinternet DOT com


Wanted: Essential Oil Extractor. We are looking for a small used but high quality Distiller to extract essential oils from our Vetiver Roots.
If anyone has one please contact us.
info AT vetiverspain DOT COM
www DOT vetiverspain DOT COM
David 34 692 288 657


For Sale: Business opportunity – Beautytek Premium
I have a used Beautytek Premium machine for sale. This could be an opportunity for someone interested to start their own beauty business or for a hair or beauty salon to diversify. You could even work from home.
Full training by a certified Beautytek trainer is included and you will get a certificate as a Beautytek technician at the end of the 2 day training course.
Beautytek is one of the best working non invasive treatments for fat reduction, skin tightening in face and body, breast lift and a real alternative to surgery.
For more information please watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBNXtgLbLyU&t=14s
Price including training is 5700€.
Please give me a call or email me if you would like to see the machine which is located in Competa or for more information. Martine Tel 626 027 817
Email: martine_linden AT hotmail DOT com



A Dirty Internet Trick Becoming Ubiquitous
We are all seeing these annoying popups when we visit websites. Cookie permission requests and ad blocker turn off demands mostly. They want you to allow them and all their advertisers to track all your web activity, supposedly to remember page preferences as well as provide ads that will be targeted to your interests. That’s rubbish, they collect data to sell it, they can easily do those other beneficial tasks without tracking everything you do. But that’s not what this is about.
These popups typically offer you a few choices, to opt in, opt out, and a close the popup button. Here is the problem, They are purposely building these popups for an 80% zoomed screen, so when you view it on your normal 100% zoom the opt out and close buttons are hidden off the exposed area of the page. It appears your only option is to accept the settings they are pushing on you in order to proceed. They do this intentionally to force your choice! Highly unethical in my book. If you want to access these “hidden” buttons you need to zoom out your view making the page smaller, exposing more area.
To ZOOM in or out hold down the CTRL key, then use the + or – keys to shrink/expand the view. There are also other zoom controls, depending on the browser you use.
So if you ever run into a situation where there appears to be no way out, no way to close a page, etc., remember this ZOOM trick.
DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa. Computer services by appointment.
Email: doctorlaptop AT protonmail DOT com


Editor’s Note: Scams on the rise: From what I am reading, and hearing from Readers and computer clients, there is an uptick in scammer activity of all kinds.  Some that are common-

  1. Calls, texts, FB posts, emails soliciting you with offers of cheap mobile/internet/phone services.  If they contacted you first, proceed with caution! A reader emailed me a tale of how a friend was swindled on a cheap new mobile plan, for example.  If you are interested, find the service’s website, do some research to see if it looks legit, then you contact them with the contact info from the site.
  2. Fake inspection/repair visits. Fake gas and power inspectors are the most common. This can be an awkward situation for single women in rural areas, when a stranger with maybe an Endessa tee shirt or a laminated badge knocks on the door. How do you know if it’s legit? Should you let him in? How do you verify the ID? Plan ahead! Have a strategy in place. Keep the gas and power company’s numbers on speed dial, so you can verify the ID and visit is legit. Don’t accept a phone number they provide on the possibly dodgy ID. Keep copies of your gas inspections handy. If you are not due for a re-inspection be suspicious. Showing them an up to date inspection receipt will send them on their way if they are legit. If it’s a scam they may try to insist they need to change your regulator, or some such excuse to get inside. At this point it may be a good idea to introduce your largest dog into the conversation.
  3. Fake Computer Calls. A caller says he is from Microsoft, says your comp is infected, requires you install a remote control program to allow him to fix the problem, and demands a fee to do so in some cases. Microsoft will NEVER call you unless you contact them 1st and you have requested a callback.
  4. Purse snatching and car break ins are on the rise in the Mijas area according to the SUR.
  5. Counterfeit Goods: Be careful buying premium labelled merchandise, lots of fakes out there: clothes&accessories, appliances&electronics, car parts, drugs&supplements, etc… Oh yea, summer will bring a wave of phony euro notes too.


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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Valez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Torre del mar, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php

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