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Mitch&Miguelito at the Balcon Hotel: Mitch & Miguelito will be playing on the terrace at the Balcon Hotel in Competa this coming Sunday 19th May from 2.00pm. A mix of Spanish, contemporary and Irish music on guitars, mandolin, banjo and saxophone with 2 part harmonies.
To reserve a table call 952 553 662 or reply to this email.
mitchbanjo AT hotmail DOT com
Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar coming events & excursion:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 , Web site: www.Lux-mundi.org. Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards.
-Friday May 17th – Spring Bazaar. Please come and join friends and have a fun morning. There will be lots to see and purchase small gifts, preserves, 2nd hand goods in good condition, books, boutique, local arts and crafts and much more. International homemade food and refreshments and cakes to sit and enjoy in the beautiful garden. Time 11.00 to 1.00.
-Monday May 20th – Art Appreciation Group. Please come and join friends to listen to Janice who will give a short introduction about the artist and then you will watch a DVD. This will be flowed by a lively discussion. The artist for May is Dali. Ticket price 3 Euros or with a Friends of Lux Mundi Card 2 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fundraising. Time 11.00.
-Wednesday May 29th – Sing-a-long Mamma Mia Musical Evening. Please come along with friends and watch the famous film, sing-a-long and have a dance to the songs. There will be a tapas supper and dancing to more ABBA music. Drinks available to purchase. Ticket price 8 Euros or with a Friends of Lux Mundi card 7 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fundraising. Time 18.30 for 19.00
The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar:
-24th – Trip to Ronda – Price includes coach fare and Guided tour €25pp
-26th – Arts & Crafts Market in Plaza Merced Malaga €15pp
-7th – Gib €12pp includes drivers tip 08.30 start
-28th – Trip to Flamingoes/Donkey sanctuary €19pp includes entry to the refuge/drivers gratuity
-5th – Gib €12pp includes drivers tip 08.30 start
-19th – Alpujarras – Capileira and Pampaneria €14
For more detailed information contact Gail on 951067723, mobile 626370695 or
Email: phoenixsocialclub AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
Dana & Gianni concert’s:
-On Saturday 18th May from 10pm Dana & Gianni will play in Malaga, Wall Bar Hotel Vincci, Pasillo Sta Isabel 7.
-And on Sunday 19th May, from 2pm La Vaqueria Calle del Arroyo Limón, Benamargosa. Info/booking 952 51 72 73
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Service Wanted: Looking for a pet-sitter. Hi, I (Lieuwke Loth) am looking for a reliable and good person to take care of my dog Djune (& 2 cats) while I’m traveling. It would be great to find an animal lover who likes to do this regularly, so Djune gets familiar to her/him and feels at ease with the person. Staying at my place while I’m away is a possibility as well. I am living in the natural park 20 min. drive from Competa. Lieuwke.
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Service Wanted: Welder. Looking for an English speaking welder able to come to our house in Torrox Campo. Our gates have a broken hinge and a gap at the top needs filling in. Thanks in advance Paul.
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SOLD! Posted yesterday, sold yesterday! MAZDA MX5 €5450: Good Afternoon Naythan. Please note the Mazda is now SOLD. Regards. Kevin
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For Sale, 2 items:
-Maxi Cosy Child Tobi car seat for Group 1 (body weight 9-18Kg Child Age approx. 9 Months to 3.5 Years) comes complete with protective carry bag and full instructions, in wonderful condition only used twice when grandson visited. €45.
-Patio Table and Two Chairs in wonderful condition. Bought from Muebles Piramides. €45.
All items are for collection only from the Los Romanes/Vinuela area.
Please contact John – Mobile: 654998688
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For Sale: Chest of 6-drawers in rattan-style finish. Height 99cm, width 59cm, depth 36cm. €30. From a smoke-free home. Collect from Algorrobo/Arenas campo, or we could meet at El Ingenio, Lidl Algorobbo or BP Torrox. Please contact Katrina via email or WhatsApp Message only: +44 78101 56314
Email: the.dixons AT spainmail DOT com
For Sale: Electric fry pan. Original price €39.95, will accept €10 ono. Contact Suzie at suzielawes AT btinternet DOT com or mobile 0044) 07811611844 including WhatsApp. Algarrobo.
For Sale: 2 seater & 3 seater leather sofa in excellent condition €80 – contact Gerry at: gerrybyrne63 AT gmail DOT com
Wanted: Ozoneair / Generator. I am looking for an ozone generator to deal with chemicals, bad smell, nicotine, grease from cooking etc., do you have one or knowing where to buy one, good function for a reasonable price?
pls. contact: khm4mail AT gmail DOT com Thanks. Kirsten/Torrox Pueblo.
Info Wanted: J Craig Milage. Does any reader recognise the author Craig Milage who has written a book on the Trojan War (ancient Greece). Several copies of his book is for sale in Nerja with no information on the author or his cv. I would be grateful for a reply. Thanks.
Tony/Nerja: sjc2714 AT gmail DOT com
TECH ALERT! Back to back “I told you so” moments, 2 threats in 2 days – Tech Editorial by Naythan, Editor
In yesterday’s issue I revealed that the “supposedly encrypted, high security” WhatsApp app does in fact have a code flaw I had predicted over 2 years ago that exposes ALL your data to hackers! To quote Chris Coulter, Tech VP at Blackberry’s Security division, “Myself and millions of others inadvertently put all that at risk by blindly trusting the app. This is certainly one to take seriously.” Well this guy is obviously not a DigameXtra reader or he’d have expected this! (Editor takes a bow.)
Now here we go again. I told readers that as the end of Windows 7 support approaches (15Jan20) Microsoft will try to force all users of pre-Win 10 systems to upgrade to Win 10 and abandon older computers that won’t run Win 10. In today’s Wall St. Journal:
“Microsoft Warns of a Monster Computer Bug, in a Week of Them” The company has patched the flaw but says it is ‘highly likely’ it will wind up being exploited by malicious software. Microsoft Corp. took the unusual step of warning that a computer bug it has now patched could be used by a cyber weapon similar to the WannaCry worm, which spread across the globe two years ago. The flaw affects Windows 7 (and Vista) and Windows Server 2008. It also affects Windows 2003 and Windows XP- older versions of Windows that MS doesn’t usually patch (after they become obsolete). But in a sign of the severity of the bug, MS released XP and WIN 2003 patches as well.” So here comes the push I warned about. Soon upgrade popup warnings will appear, trying to scare/trick you into upgrading to Win 10, like happened when Win 10 was first released. More events to encourage us to abandon our older computers will follow, likely to involve older processors MS will declare no longer trustworthy. However Linux will run fine on these not-safe-for-Windows computers, so don’t throw them away, upgrade them to a superior operating system! Several flavors of Linux are so Windows 7 like you won’t notice much difference doing the basics.
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