DigameXtra No. 1374 Wednesday, August 21st 2019

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Hudsons Bar- Torrox Costa: This week at Hudsons!
On Thursday at 9pm we welcome back the amazing Pam for Karaoke Night!! Come and have a go!
Tyler Hudson, Hudsons Bar. Located on the paseo between Holiday Lounge and Chiringuito Alonso. Contact and directions at FB-Link


8th Annual Music Fest, Scirocco Puente Don Manuel: Sunday 25 Aug 13:30-00:30.


The Bandits in Competa: The Bandits will be playing live at El Recreo in Competa this coming Friday 23rd August from 9.00pm.
Covers from The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Herbie Hancock, Snow Patrol, Gerry Rafferty, Elbow, Van Morrison and much more on electric and acoustic guitars, keyboard, mandolin and alto saxophone.
To reserve a table call 952 516 043.


Dana & Gianni: Saturday 24th August, We wait for you at the Vincci Hotel Ocean Bar, calle Pacifico, in Malaga at 9:00 p.m. (attached poster. Info: dana10marzo@gmail.com)
Sunday 25 August Trinity trio: Dana Andrews, Gianni Piras, Jesús Aranda, will play at the annual Music Fest Axarquia Animal Rescue, from 9.30pm (attached poster).


Services Wanted/Offered

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Service Providers, send in a demo vid and I will include a link to it in your ads!
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

Nik of all Trades: PLEASE NOTE: Nik of all Trades is now on summer break. All enquiries through the web site will still be answered within 48 hours and site visits, quotations and bookings may still be possible but no work can be carried out until September at the earliest.
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.


Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
Courier Services;
Man & Van services;
Packing, including supply of packing materials;
UK Home shopping with UK delivery address;
Storage of property and vehicles in UK and Spain;
Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
Fully Insured with Haulage, Goods In Transit and Publlic Liability policies.
If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
SPAIN: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, it’s 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.” YouTube Link
Sincerely, Dave and Anna


For Sale: Large standard lamp, black, two functions and dimmer, very good condition. 15 € Benajarafe, can meet El Ingenio Vélez.
Contact Natalia mobil 686768493 or
email: ndtalido2@gmail.com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Made in Morocco: pair of chest-of-drawers, wooden, possibly Thuya. dimensions 93 (h) x 70 (w) x 43 (d) good condition. 5 drawers. 50e for the two
-2 x Ikea laundry/linen storage units, can be stacked, or provided with wooden tops. Hardly used so as new. Dimensions 71 (h) x 93 (w) x 43 (d). 15e per unit
-Morrocan Fer Forge .6 x wrought iron chairs, with rattan backs and bases, indoor/outdoor use. Excellent condition. Stackable for easy storage.60e for the six, 75e with seat pads
Canillas de Albaida/Archez area. Mandy Bowman 693566714, or
email: bowmandy@yahoo.com


For Sale, 3 items: For sale on behalf of La Xana animal charity – so any sensible offer considered.
-New ladies Reebok beige leather shoes size 6/39W. 15 euro ono.
-New ladies Dunlop black leather shoes size 5/38. 10 euro ono.
-Used ladies white Footjoy shoes 5UK/7USA with case. 5 euro ono.
These items can also be seen at the Sunday market (Rastrillo) in Nerja pitch no. 87
Dawn, Nerja 634 454 234
towellfamily at Hotmail dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Kitchen tap with extendable spray arm and water-saving feature. Brand new in box. 22 euros.
-Metal ornamental wine rack. 12 euros.
-Enamel fondue set, never used, in box. 8 euros
Mini/Frigiliana area. Mobile number 630165638


For Sale, 2 items:
-KUNFT Dehumidifier MDM10L. 10 litre capacity machine in good working order. Purchased 18 months ago from Worten in Velez Malaga. 50 Euros.
-Panasonic SD 2501 Automatic Breadmaker in good working order. Comes with two kneading blades, nut, raisin & seed dispenser and an English manual. It also make jams, compote and cakes. There are some small scratches inside the bread tin. 50 Euros.
Simon/Competa/Torrox Pueblo area. +44 7399 322634


Wanted: Clean 4×4 any make 2005 or after. Up to 2000 engine, 150000 k or under.
Must be in clean working condition
Gipsy48 @ yahoo.com ; Sue/Torrox


Wanted: Mac book Pro around €500 max or near abouts.
Whatsapp me on 0034 644350698
email: edwardmurphy at live dot co dot uk



Listeria Outbreak in Andalucia!: One woman has died and at least 80 people have been struck down with listeria in what is thought to be the biggest outbreak of the infection ever recorded in Spain. The bacteria has so far hospitalized 56 of those infected including 15 pregnant women, at least two of whom suffered miscarriages, said the Junta de Andalusia. Five victims are still being treated in intensive care.
Authorities are investigating whether a pork product sold by Sevilla-based Magrudis could be the source of the outbreak after several of those afflicted were found to have eaten it.  The product under investigation is a packet meatload called ‘Mecha’, of which a batch of 2,000 are thought to be the source of the contamination.
The Spanish consumer organisation FACUA warned that the outbreak could continue to grow as many people don’t show symptoms until between one and four weeks after consuming contaminated produce.
Although the product has been taken off supermarket shelves and the source investigated, FACUA warned that smaller stores may not have heeded the recall or that contaminated products could already have been bought and are in households awaiting consumption.
Listeria infection is rare and usually causes a mild illness in healthy people, but those at highest risk of serious illness include pregnant women, their unborn children and newborns, adults 65 and over, and people with weakened immune systems. Photo: Facua Full Article Here


SPW Construction Services: I hired SPW Construction Services to regrout my terrace, and do remedial work to a room that had a problem with damp. I’m extremely satisfied with the work done. Scot and his assistant arrrived on time as planned and I was kept in the loop all the way through. They used the best quality materials and checked with me at each stage. Scot also managed to source some matching tiles that were needed. The price was extremely reasonable and the work was completed on time.
I would strongly recommend SPW and will use them again without hesitation should I need any more work done. Jenny/Torrox
jennytorrox AT gmail DOT com


Recommendations Wanted- Yoga Club: An English speaking Yoga group/club/lessons in the vicinity of Torre-del-Mar. John/Torre del mar
to: Johnnerdingatlawyerdotcom.


Recommendations Wanted- Plumber Service: Can anyone recommend a service in the area Torrox campo which is also responsible and reliable concerning pool problems? I would be very grateful because we did not had good experiences up to now. Anne.


Hundreds evacuated as Estepona fire continues to burn: A man has been arrested suspected of starting a fire that has led to the evacuation of nearly 200 homes in Estepona (Costa del Sol) when he decided to burn a bee hive. This morning efforts were redoubled to bring the fire under control with 170 firefighters on the ground joined by four fire engines plus 10 helicopters and planes in the task. The fire started at just before noon yesterday (August 19) in the Peñas Blancas area of the municipality and rapidly spread in the hot, dry conditions.
Sources say 144 people spent the night in the sports hall of El Carmen, Estepona, after being evacuated as a precautionary measure. Photo credit: INFOCA TWITTER Source Link


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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, 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

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