DigameXtra No. 1350 Wednesday, July 24th 2019

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Mitch & Miguelito this Friday: Mitch & Miguelito will be performing live at La Plaza in Canillas de Albaida this coming Friday 26 July from 8.30pm.
A little of everything: blues, jazz, Spanish, pop, Irish, country and dance music on guitars, tenor banjo, mandolin and saxophone with 2 part harmony.
To reserve a table call 952 553254 or 609 167127.


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: ‘The bad boys of jazz’ are back! Saturday 3 Aug 21:30
Auditorium Parque de la Constitucion, Marbella FB-Link
Tickets: thiiirdculture.com


Phoenix events: The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
2nd – Gib €12pp includes drivers tip 08.30 start
5th – Almunecar Fireworks €14pp
23rd – Frigiliana Festival of the 3 Cultures €12
13th – Trip to Mini Hollywood Theme Park in Almeria, price €52 includes lunch
18th – Cirque du Soleil €65 Price includes show, coach fare and drivers gratuity
28th – Dine ‘n’ dance the night away with Ricky LaVazza at Salon de Mar. €45pp bring10 guests and come for free.
Bookings now being taken for Christmas 2019 in Benalmadena
For more information contact Gail by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page FB-Link


Cinema night!: Thursday the 25th of July, Hotel Transylvania 3, 10pm
polideportivo cruce de venta baja


Thrifty Malone Live at Gecko: Friday, August 2, 2019 at 9 PM. The boys are back! We have the fabulous full 6 piece band “Thrifty Malone” playing everything from Irish, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country. A Friday night not to be missed! See you there.  FB-Link
Gecko Lounge Bar, Front line Puerto de La Duquesa, 29692 Manilva


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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.
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
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Want to escape the Feria?: For this weekend only Hotel Finca El Cerrillo, Canillas de Albaida is open for dinner reservations on Saturday 27th July or Monday 29th July.
Come and enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the garden and dinner with wine (half bottle pp) on the terrace for 35€ pp.
We have attached a photo if you are able to include it in our notice.
You could make it extra special by staying the night and having brunch late morning for only an extra 90€ per room.
For more details please call Alison or Sue on 0034 952 030 444 or email info@hotelfinca.com
We look forward to welcoming you.


Hatha Yoga – for Everybody: “Release physical, mental and emotional tension, Ease aches and pains, Unite yourself with the present moment, find a sense of inner peace and clarity.”
Mondays 12.15 – 13.30 (for everybody, beginners welcome)
Wednesdays 10.00 – 11.00 (very gentle particularly suitable for complete beginners)
Classes take place at Yoga studio: Centro Shiva Torrox Costa 82, Avenida Europa, Torrox Costa
Classes always include a lot of laughter and are given in English, 8euros per session – monthly discount bonus cards available.
One-to-one and small private group / family classes also available, please contact to ask.
Yoga for Children in English – Tuesdays 12.30 – 13.30
A fun active class for children to improve balance and posture, build confidence, engage their imagination, practice relaxation, working together and learning through a combination of physical postures, story-telling, and games. Also a chance to improve their English, or learn a little Spanish as the class is given in two languages!
Classes take place at Centro Shiva, Torrox Costa. Cost: 7euros per session, of 4-classes for 24euros.
For more details or to book a place email, call, text or WhatsApp Helen:
helenisaway@gmail.com ; (0044) 7967433242 ; (0034) 642939010


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: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center, Av. Castilla Perez 10. More info in poster.
Panasonic stereo with remote control (lovely sound )€30
-Lovely neutral color comfy 2 seater sofa with removal covers. Measurements Width 160 cms Depth 90cms Price €120
-Stripped and waxed with chalk paint chest of drawers with matching bedside unit. Measurements Width 90cms Depth 40cms Height 80cms; Bedside unit Width 49cms Depth 36cms Height 63cms Price €195
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Two matching ceiling lights with five shades in perfect condition as new. (shades are a antique light gold colour (not pure white). Approximate width of each set of lights 58 cms. Approximate drop down height from ceiling 53 cms. 28 euros for one. 50 euros for the two together. Contact 0034 654 905 185 Whatsapp available. More pics on request. Email: kayemaryland@yahoo.com Kaye/Torrox Park


Wanted: Storage space. We are looking for a storage space of approx. 6 m2 as from 1st of September onward. Possibly for 2 – 2 1/2 years.
Competa area or coast, Malaga also fine. Tel 652656163
renatega at yahoo dot com



Photo printing: Could any kind Digamite recommend a bit of photo software which will allow me to make my photo a specific size ( in mm.) when printed. Eg: to fit into a specific size of frame or mask? Please email me on:
Jon108 at hotmail dot co.uk.( no gaps).
Thanks all. John B./Torrox.


Language Tricks: English speakers who try to learn Spanish soon learn they already know a lot of words. Almost anything ending in “…tion”, can be changed to “…cion”, move the accent to the end (or cut off the end for the Andaluz touch), and the word is generally understood in Spanish. Action becomes acción, invention becomes invención, traction becomes tracción, etc.
Well here is some more good news for us Spanglish speakers. What may have started as a tongue-in-cheek joke among Spaniards has now infected the language: Anglicisms are everywhere. Here are some English words and phrases that now work in most of Spain.
-‘50:50’[fifty-fifty]. The universal either-or.
-‘Crazy’ [crray-Z]
-‘Fake’ [fay-k]. As in fake news or Ropa fake (counterfeit clothes). Everyday speech in Spain has been no more immune to the charms of fake news phraseology than anywhere else. Drop this little gem in next to anything you don’t like but can’t be bothered to actually debate.
-‘Fan’ [fan]. The term ‘amante’ (‘lover’, often used for illicit relationships) used to be the word to use when you had strong feelings for something. And now it’s something else: a word from English.
-‘Feeling’ [feel-ing]. The word ‘feeling’ itself has not only dropped into Spanish, but made a strong play for the most-used English word.
-‘Game over’ [gaym-ohver]. A popular TV, movie and social media term that has gained universal recognition.
-‘Heavy’ [hehv-ee]. Refers both to classic rock (your AC/DCs and your Iron Maidens) and anything vaguely deep, strong or powerful.
-‘Oh my God’ [oh-mai-got].
-‘Show / performance’ [per-fohrm-ahnce] [sh-ohw]. These are ‘unnecessary anglicisms,’ according to the Real Academia Española, charged with protecting the correct use of the Spanish language. Which is EXACTLY what we’re looking for.
-‘Vintage’ [Vin-tahj]
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Weekly Markets
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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Valez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
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Nerja 952 524 519
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