DigameXtra No. 1344 Wednesday, July 17th 2019

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Greek Casita, Torrox Costa: We will be closed for holiday from 22July until 27August. Home Page


Flamenco Night at Meson Mudejar: Live Flamenco music at Mesón Mudéjar, Árchez
-Friday, July 19th – Dinner at 19:00 and music at 9.00 p.m. Natasja La Valletta (cante) and Bart Guichelaar-Villerius (guitarra), also known as Flor-de-Lis, will give a Flamenco concert in Mesón Mudéjar, Árchez. During this special concert, you can enjoy their music as well as a wonderful dinner at the restaurant Mesón Mudéjar.
More info: www.flor-de-lis.nl & www.mesonmudejar.com
Reservations: 682 489 949
Entrance fee: 7,50 p.p. will be charged at the door
Book your table to avoid disappointment.


The Bandits: We will be performing live at Bar Cerezo in Canillas de Albaida this coming Friday 19th July from 8.30pm. To reserve a table call 952 553 018 or 699 933 026. Our Rolling Stones expert, Kees de Leeuw is back in action!!


Games Afternoon – Fridays: This week – Friday 19th July sees the final get together of the group with the summer break starting, we will start again in September
So come and join us.
At Puerto Blanco Chine’s Bar Cafe Caleta de Velez
meeting Friday from 11.30am onwards.
We would love to meet you all – Ladies and Gents
We play variety of games, Crib, Rummykub, Whist, etc
Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with us.
Chine’s do a great mix of Snacks and we normally have lunch at some point.
You don’t have to commit to come every week – just a casual get together of like minded friends having a good time.
For details email madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk


Weekly Crochet Group: Note- This Thursday 18th July will be the last meeting as the Summer Break starts. We will be back the first week in September.
So do come and join us. Calling all Ladies (& Gents if they so wish)
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working? We are a multilingual (English, German, Spanish) group of ladies that meet every week in Algarrobo Costa. (We used to meet in Torre so you might have heard of us) The group has been meeting now for 5 years and more and we would love new members to come along and join us. And if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit well come along with that instead.
We meet at Super Ri Jo’s Cafe Bar on the front from around 10-10.30 ish to 12 – 1pm ish every Thursday.
Need more information? Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar coming events and excursions: 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.
*Please note that in july the centre will be open morning only 10.00 to 13.00.*
-Every Friday – Coffee Morning, Boutique & Books. Time 11.00 to 13.00. A wonderful opportunity to meet friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of homemade cake. Time to browse our boutique with a range of new and nearly new clothing and accessories. Our household goods have some surprising bargains! There is also a wide stock of second hand English books. You can book tickets for coming events and excursions. There is also a little bit of paradise to enjoy sitting in the garden. We look forward to seeing you.
-Thursday July 18th – Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Why not join Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar and visit Gibraltar, a chance to take a Cable Car to the top of the Rock, see the Unique Barbary Apes. Visit the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, where you will find the Historic Tunnels dating from 1779-1783 and St. Michael´s Cave. Both of these have guided tours. In the town can be seen the Gibraltar Museum, Government House and in the Southern area are key historical sites. All information may be obtained from the Tourist Office, or an excellent alternative way of seeing the sights is by hiring a taxi, whose drivers are very knowledgeable and will explain the interesting, historical life of the Rock. It is also an opportunity to purchase Duty Free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons Super Market. Ticket price 13 Euros, or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets) 7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. Passports / I.D. Required.


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Services Available for home, garden and office:
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.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Electrical work and Plumbing – I have a UK qualified electrician/plumber to call on should you require this type of work.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 AT hotmail DOT com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Archez but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.


Services Wanted: Looking for anybody who is conversant with the new HMRC digital VAT return using the Sage accounting system. Thank you in advance.
Phone 0034 690 066 309
email: dereksvillas at hotmail dot co dot uk
Derek. Archez area.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, is great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We will have Moringa trees available.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit our website for many interesting articles about Vetiver, Moringa and Lemon Grass.
Contact: Dave
Email: info at Vetiverspain dot com.
Mobile: 34 692 288 657
website http://www.vetiverspain.com
Check out a short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY7VYCsFDww  Sincerely, Dave and Anna


For Sale: 2 great deals from The Nerja Household Center, Av. Castilla Perez 10. More info in poster.
-2 stripped walnut waxed carver chairs with new leopard print seats. Price €65 each
-Small pretty sofa bed. Measurements Width 160cms when open approx 190cms Width mattress approx 105cms Price €125
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: New unused Apple Smart Cover for I pad mini. Pale blue. 20 euros
Tel Pat 711002080 Los Romanes/ Vinuela area


For Sale, 2 items:
-Very sturdy transport box. Was originally built to transport a 45″ TV. 35€
-4x water radiators, 100 x 60 cm and 60 x 40 cm, at 10€ each
Please contact Martine/Competa


Room to rent in Velez-Malaga: I have a room to rent in an appartment in Velez-Malaga near the Thursday market place and near the centre and all amenities. Balcony, easy parking,
I speak Flemish(Dutch), Spanish, English, French and German.
You will be sharing the rest of the appartment with me.
No smoker/No pets
Price 200euro/month + costs which will be discussed in a meeting.
info: jim.van.gompel@gmail.com and/or whatsapp 686.083.765


Wanted: coffee table and also small writing desk, Nerja or Torrox area. Contact Patty/Nerja Tel: 69 33 735 30. Will pick-up.


Wanted: Honey Extractor. We are a very small group of bee keepers who are looking to find anyone local who has a honey extractor for 4 to 6 frames or know where we could get one. We would be happy to borrow, rent or buy depending on the price. Patricia (Frigiliana).
p dot claridge at yahoo dot com



Android & WhatsApp Alert: Hackers can now attack WhatsApp, and many other Android apps, that are transmitting documents. They can alter content you send and receive, documents, forms, photos, recordings, anything really, tricking you into sending payments/deposits/personal details/etc to the hackers. The malware app can instantaneously analyze and manipulate incoming files.
While this problem is fixed in the next major Android Update, many Android users neglect these updates, or have old devices incapable of installing the latest updates, perpetuating the problem and keeping the hackers busy.
Get the full story, with video demos here: https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/media-files-whatsapp-telegram.html


Review: Mid-2019 MacBook Pro 13″ with 2 Thunderbolt Ports, a disposable (un-repairable) laptop.
The MacBook Pro 13″ with Two Thunderbolt Ports earns a very poor 2 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair). See full report at www.ifixit.com Link:
-The battery assembly is glued into the case, complicating the replacement of a part that will wear out eventually.
-The Function button has been replaced with a Touch Bar, and a Touch ID sensor is added.
-The Headphone jack is back.
-Soldered-in RAM limits upgradability and longevity. Only an Apple Shop can safely do the upgrade.
-The SSD is no longer replaceable except by an Apple Shop, it is soldered in and is protected by an anti-tampering device. Note Apple will NOT do this repair on out-of-warranty devices! Another prime example of Apple’s forced obsolesce policy.
-The keyboard has a bad reputation, many users recommend getting the Apple Extended Warranty just to cover this issue as Apple will not sell replacement parts to non-Apple repair services. Third party non-Apple made replacement keyboards are available, but are often of poor quality and never seem to fit quite right.
-Having third party repairs by a non-Apple shop instantly voids your warranty and Apple will NOT service a device after any such repair. Yes, they can tell! If the blue screw cement on the frame screws is cracked and the device does not have a dated official Apple Repair sticker inside, they will decline to work on it, and enter that info into their universal Apple Repair database, effectively blacklisting your device from future repairs!
Summary: This is a “disposable device”, more like a tablet than a laptop, built to be replaced, not repaired. Apple is doing all they can to prevent their devices being serviced by 3rd party repair shops. This model is lacking in internal cooling which negatively impacts the processor speed; upgrade to the other 13″ model with double cooling fans if you need more CPU performance. With a price tag of €1,300 to €2,500, depending on options, unless you are dedicated to Mac iOS you can get a similar device for far less, a MS Surface, although the Surface is also virtually un-repairable!


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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/
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