DigameXtra No. 1380 Wednesday, August 28th 2019

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Busker’s Irish Bar, Nerja: Every Thursday presenting Flip at 10:30PM.  FB-Link


Mitch&Miguelito in Canillas: Hi folks, Mitch&Miguelito will be playing live at La Plaza in Canillas de Albaida this coming Friday 30th August from 8.30pm.
To reserve a table call 952 553254/609 167127. Hope to see you there. Mitch&Miguelito


Hudsons Bar, Torrox Costa: Hudsons is pleased to announce that we will be hosting karaoke every Thursday night at 8.30pm with the amazing Pam! Hope to see you there!
Tyler Hudson, Hudsons Bar. Located on the paseo between Holiday Lounge and Chiringuito Alonso. Contact and directions at


TAIL Benefit: An evening of Popular Music from the 60s and 70s with Jens Klausen
In aid of TAIL refuge for dogs, Friday 30th August 20-00 hours at Chiringuito el Barco Penoncillo Torrox Costa, free entry food and drink available, collections for TAIL will be taken through the evening. pmdnerja@yahoo.co.uk


The Torrox Spanish History Group:
-Meeting on Tuesday the 3rd September at 11am at El Parquesol Restaurant in El Morche and the talk will be on the evacuation of children from the Basque country to the UK at the start of the Civil war in Spain in 1937. The talk is entitled “Expedicion a Englaterra” (the evacuation of the Basque children 1937). The speaker will be Anne Heyes. There will also be a short talk on the Arabs before their arrival in Spain in 711. We have had talks previously on pre-Islam and Muhammad. However, after Muhammad died in 637AD, there was a lot of arguments and resentment between the different fractions of Arabs about who should be the leader of Islam and this eventually led to the Umayyad’s leaving Africa for Spain.
-In October Roy Vernon will be giving a talk on Guernica which was bombed by the Germans on the 26th April, 1937 at the beginning of the Civil War. Roy’s talk is entitled “Guernica – Why!”
-In October there will also be a trip to Yegan which is in the Alpujarras after my talk on Gerald Brenan in June.
We do have a Facebook page now which is called the “Torrox Spanish History Group”, so if you would like to join please go the Facebook page and make a request. People can put ideas on the page, photographs etc.
If you would like to know more then please email me at
patricianerja at hotmail dot com.


Line Dance Classes: Classes to start on the 5th September at Asador Tu Punto De Encuentro, Puente Don Manuel. Monday mornings 10.30am-11.30am and Thursdays evenings 6pm-7pm. All welcome. Please contact for further information either via email tracytoetheline@aol.com or 07854442203 / 643722004


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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.
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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


MS Bespoke Joinery: With over 30 years experience in all aspects of Carpentry and Joinery in the UK and Spain, I am able to offer my services along the Costa del Sol, including inland. Range of skills include: 1st and 2nd fix Carpentry.  Wood flooring installation.  Bespoke Joinery — doors, windows, etc. Custom made furniture. Fitted wardrobes. Kitchen fitting and refurbishment. No job too small — furniture repair, flat-pack construction, shelving, etc.
Contact Mick at +34 696161 951 or +44 7575 597060
Email: CoExGal@aol.com


Wanted: Tap outside installed on terrace village house in Competa.
Tadgh/jackser, competa
email barretttadgh@yahoo.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, 2 items: 2 baby high chairs only used for a total of 3 weeks! One has insert cushion for young baby. 19 and 26 euros new. Will sell for 10 and 14 euros respectively. Whatsapp +447973174249 or
email patlockey at yahoo dot co dot Uk


For Sale: The original Crock-Pot – 5.7 L digital slow cooker, color silver/black, (30,5 x 38,1 x 20,3 cm) for 50 Euros. Add to the usual functions of a crock-pot a digital timer that allows you to fully control the cooking. (keep warm automatically) gives you the peace of mind of knowing that freshly cooked food will not burn and will keep warm until you are ready to eat. Features 5.7 l capacity – for 6 people. Function (keep warm automatically) . Adjustable cooking times and the 20-hour countdown timer allow you to control the process, the food will be ready when you are. It can be taken directly to the table to serve thanks to the removable dishwasher-safe pot.
I sell it because I don’t use it, it’s like new, I only used 1 or 2 times.
Located in Torrox Park
Tel Yvette 0034 620212207



North of Malaga Tornadoes: Around 70 goats killed and several crops destroyed during the Campillos tornadoes. Six barns were demolished and power lines also damaged during the freak weather on Monday evening. Locals in Campillos feared the worst on Monday evening as a series of tornadoes and heavy rain struck principally on the outskirts of the town. Pic credit: JOSÉ TRIGOS http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201908/27/tornados-heavy-rain-campillos-20190827111729.html


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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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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