DigameXtra No. 1470 Friday, Nov. 29th 2019

Welcome to DigameXtra !

The content of this blog site comes from its subscribers/followers but is subject to editing at the Editor’s discretion. If I feel something is not appropriate to post I won’t. The Editor’s decision is final. The Editor is Naythan.

*Subscribe/follow to receive daily issues by email and gain submitting privileges.
*By making a submission you are indicating you have read and agree to follow the rules at https://digamextra.com/about/
*The address for your submissions is digamextra@protonmail.com The Deadline is 4pm.

If you can’t see the subscription box in the right side margin, turn off your ad-blocker.

DigameXtra Featured Sponsor

Click here for the Rules, Subscribing & Submissions Page.



How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages. You can combine several of your pics into a single collage pic by using this free (you need to provide email) online tool.  https://www.fotor.com/create/collage/

Telling friends about DigameXtra: Please do not hand out the submission email to persons who are not already Digamextra subscribers!! ONLY GIVE NEW READERS THE WEBSITE ADDRESS www.digameXtra.com!! 

Correcting flawed submissions: If you send an incorrect submission, or you forget to include the photos, please send in a new, full corrected submission and ask me to ignore the previous, incorrect submission. I am too busy to keep track of partial submissions in different emails and patch them together. Your cooperation is appreciated.

What’s On

Tell them you saw it on DigameXtra!

Organic and Artesan market – Velez Malaga: The Eco Market takes place again in the Mercado de San Francisco in Vélez Málaga on Friday the 29th. Find us here http://tiny.cc/7swqez
There will be new stalls with organic products and quality artisan crafts. A great place to spend the morning strolling round the market and sampling breakfast in the cafe or a glass of beer or wine at the bar.
Parking underneath the market here http://tiny.cc/5xwqez
Or nearby, behind the old bus station,( now the mercado de abastos) just a 5 minute walk away from the San Francisco area http://tiny.cc/xuwqez
Open from 10:00h – 16:00h, we look forward to seeing you there.
rachael1210 AT gmail DoT com


Cinema In English – November 29 to December 4th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
-Frozen 2 – Dir. Jennifer Lee. With Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell. Weekdays 17:15; Sat/Sun 12:30, 17:15.
-Knives Out – Dir. Rian Johnson. With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans. Tuesday 3rd 18:35, 21:10.
-Timings for Thursday 5th will presumably be published later, along with those for the rest of the holiday weekend.
-For those in the West of the region, Tuesday is VOSE day at Yelmo – Rincon De La Victoria (https://www.yelmocines.es/cartelera/malaga/rincon-de-la-victoria). On the 3rd they will be screening Last Christmas (20:30), Frozen 2 (18:30), Le Mans 66 (19:50), Knives Out (19:40) and Joker (19:20).
(Much appreciated Doug -Ed.)


Charity cake and fresh juice sale: This Saturday (30/11/19) from 12:00 !
At Parking El Llano N340 km 267.2 Almayate Bajo 29749 (Málaga)
Tasty homemade cakes and fresh juices all for a great cause to help the cats and dogs. Hayley ; hayleylouisestout22 AT gmail DoT com


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar coming events and excursions:
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, 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 info and bookings contact the Centre, 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. We also invite you to become a Friend of Lux Mundi, please call in the Centre for more information.
-Every Monday, Knitting & Crochet Group. Come along to learn how to knit or crochet or just join a group of like minded individuals to help make ponchos & wraps for the ladies and waistcoats for the men. Time 11.00 to 13.00 at the Centre.
-Every Tuesday 11.30 to 13.00 & Thursday 16:30 to 18:00. – Espan-Glish Group at the Centre. Interchange of Languages. Improve your level of Spanish and help others to improve their English. 2 Euros for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi card 1 Euro.
-Every Wednesday – Art & Craft Group. Time 14.00 – 17.00 at the Centre. 5€ for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€.
-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, accessories, household goods & second hand English books. You can book tickets for coming events.
-Monday December 2nd – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. Time 13.00.
-Tuesday December 3rd – U3A Photography Group. Don´t forget to bring your camera. Time 15.00 to 17.00. 5 Euros for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi card 4 Euros.
-Friday December 6th – Please note that the Centre will be open as usual for the Friday Coffee morning, even though it is a Public Holiday the Day of the Constitution.
-Monday December 9th – The Centre will be closed for the Day of the Constitution.
-Friday December 20th – Enjoy an evening first visiting the “La Mosca” area of Malaga to see the famous Belen (Nativity). After the visit you will re-join the coach for the short drive into the centre of Malaga arriving at 17.45, where there will be free time to visit the nativities. You can also see Christmas illuminations of the city, especially the Larios. There will be time for refreshments or dinner before joining the coach at 22.30 for the homeward journey. Ticket Price available at the Centre 11 Euros or with Friends of Lux Mundi card 10 Euros. Departure times Viñuela (football Pitch) 15.20, Algarrobo (Lidl) 15.45, Caleta (Vets) 15.50, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 16.00.


Badminton fun!: Want to play badminton? We want players of all abilities to join the fun on Fridays 5pm till 7pm at Algarrobo Costa.
Dennis/Algarrobo, author of ‘What Are The Chances?’
Email denniscoak at gmail dot com for all the information.


Car Boot/Market: Sunday 1st December is the date for the Christmas Car boot sale/market at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela. 9.30am to 1.pm. Easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore, old and new.
-Lots of locally grown fresh fruit and veg. Mango. Avocado. Lemons.
-Homemade chutney, jams and marmalades for the Christmas table.
-Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
-Greetings cards.
-Christmas decorations.
-Always a good selection of DIY tools.
-Large selection of paperback and hardback books and DVD’s
-Lots of household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls including various Christmas bargains.
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains for Christmas at this well established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled due to bad weather, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.
If you require any additional information, please ring Sandy (Vinuela) on 619 471 301


This Saturday the 30th of November Indian evening in Competa: Galeria Luz de la Vida presents an Indian night on the 30th of November!
Lieuwke Loth who runs the galeria Luz de la Vida in Competa has been traveling in the November month. She was invited to the 3rd International Art Symposium Chitrashaala in India. (www.http://chitrashaala.com/)
It took place from the 3rd till the 8th of Nov. 43 artists from all over the world came especially for this gathering to the Lake Nahargarh Hotel in Rajasthan. For 4 days all artists created art, they shared their experiences of their profession. The art symposium was the mean reason for Lieuwke to travel to India, but she also visited other parts of beautiful Rajasthan, like Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaisalmer. In Pushkar she celebrated with more then 1000 Indians the Camelfair and the holy full moon event.
Lieuwke will continue organising art events in Competa. For her next art Symposium LUZ she met interesting artists from Egypt, Thailand, Japan and India.
-The 30th of November at 6pm Lieuwke shows pictures of her travels, and tells about her experiences in the amazing country. She will also tell about the art symposium in India. Marga, who always caters the Symposia in Competa, will prepare Indian ‘Tapas’ for the evening and Lothar and Lukasz will make the evening complete with their ‘intuitive, Asian’ music on the hang and didgerido.
Feel very welcome to dive into Indian vibes this evening. Lets enjoy together a bit of exotic India in Competa! Sat 30/11 at 6pm -till 9 or 10pm
Galeria Luz de la Vida
Calle Laberinto 15 Bajo, Competa


Action for Animals Quiz: It’s time to book your table for the final quiz of the year. It isn’t a Christmas quiz, but there will be a prize for the best Christmas team name. As always, it will be held at Bar Cerezo in Canillas de Albaida, and it’s on Wednesday 11th December at 8pm. Book by contacting Megan on 642199382 by text, WhatsApp or phone call, or email meganfurniss one at Gmail dot com. You can also call into the charity shop in Cómpeta, or pop into Bar Cerezo to see Isaac. If you don’t have a full team of four, give me a shout as I may be able to pair you up. Book now to be sure of your table. It’s a fun evening in aid of a local charity.


Christmas Revue: Friday Nov 29th thru Tuesday Dec 3rd, the annual Christmas jamboree, SILVER BELLS TOO. Don’t leave it too late!
To book: please visit our website: www.salonvarietestheatre.com
or call in person or telephone the Box Office on 952474542 between 11:00 and 2:30 Monday to Friday or from one hour before any Salon show. Fuengirola.
FB Link


Live band at the Ace of Spades: White Lamb will be playing Fri Dec 6th, 11pm. Ace of Spades Rock Bar, Av del Faro, BLQ75 (lower level), Torrox Costa FB Link


Christmas Fayre at St George’s Anglican Church Malaga City at Avda de Pries 1 (in the grounds of the English Cemetery) on Sunday, December 1, with doors open at 12.30pm. You can expect to see a whole selection of Christmas Gifts, baked goods, second-hand books and clothing as well as a tombola and admission is free.


Casa Grande, Nerja – Art Club Band: Saturday Nov 30 the great Art Club Band. Rock, soul and blues. Tapas with every drink in the bar. Bar tickets €5 incl a glass of wine/beer. We open at 7 pm, music around 8. Welcome! Bookings- 0046 724 49 85 83


Melaza will perform in Motril: November 30, 8 pm, at the Calderón Theater in an event named “Ciudad del Azúcar”. The traditional group features 19 members who the mayor has called “Authentic ambassadors of culture and tradition.” Photo Credit & Info: http://teatrocalderonmotril.es/


Bar Los Amigos: Upcoming Events
-Miss Fortune, Saturday 30th November 9pm, Free Entry
-Laura Killeney, Saturday 7th December 9pm, Free Entry
-Christmas Market, Saturday 14th December 12pm, Free Entry
Contact Details: Bar Los Amigos, Centro Comercial, 1B Torrox Park, 29793,
(Opp. Camping El Pino) Tel: ‪+44 (0)7834389562‬
Facebook Page – Bar Los Amigos Torrox


Services Wanted/Offered

Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
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!

Cómpeta Solar
-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
Email: info AT competasolar DOT es Web: www.competasolar.es


Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  Greek House – Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 18:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, with reservation on the telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Casa Magel B and B breaks:
-2 nights B and B with one 3course evening meal for 2 including wine 110.00€
-3 nights B and B with one evening meal for 2 including wine and 1 evening /lunch tapas & drinks in a local bar for 2. 165.00€
Included in your stay we can also arrange a visit to a wonderful local Bodega for a tour & wine tasting with tapas @ 20.00€ per head or stay for a lovely home-cooked, 3-course meal for an extra 15.00€ per head ( 35.00€ in total per person )
The Bodega is nestled in the foothills of the Antequera mountains and all the wine produced is to a very high standard and fully organic. It is run by a lovely Spanish family whos ties with winemaking goes back to the 19th century. An unforgettable afternoon out in the beautiful Spanish countryside
There is so much to do in our area. Visit the Wolf park, El Torcal, Antequera, Convento Magdalena, the stunning lakes of Ardales and walk the famous Caminito Del Rey. Then relax in our spacious, comfortable outside area and weather permitting laze in the sparkling pool.
CASA MAGEL. Valle de Abdalajis. www.casamagel.com
+34 722879503 Sat Nav Co-ordinates 36.920529, -4.684685
Tel No 722897503
Email casamagel@yahoo.com


Malagalingo- Christmas Intensive Spanish Course – Basic Level:
This Christmas, take advantage of your stay to learn Spanish with us
You’ll speak spanish at last!!! Check the details below
Basic Level
Dates: December 9 to December 13
18 hours/week
Schedule: Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m to 13:00 p.m
Price: 200 €
Communicative and conversational method. Playful approach
Super-reduced groups (Maximum of 6 students)
On our outdoor terrache when the weather is nice
Golden Club 50+ students aged
Malagalingo, Tel.:/Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo FB Link


Weswoodwork: We make customized wooden furniture.
Any model, size or colour is possible.
Tell us your ideas and we can make your own design as well.
Have a look on our facebook page to see our latest work and reviews of our customers.
You are more then welcome to have a look in our workshop in Torrox.
weswoodwork AT outlook DOT com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

Click on pics to enlarge

For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center. Upcycled furniture.
-Lovely up cycled Castillan unit done in olive green clear wax with creme top. Measurements Width 150cms Depth 40cms Height 81cms. Price 180€
-Double canopy bed with mattress. Measurements Width 135cms Length 190cms. Price 160€
-2 available wicker /bamboo chairs, 35€ each
Contact Jackie/ Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Honda CRV 4×4 Car. Honda CRV 2006 with AWD (4×4), manual transmission, air conditioning/climate control, cruise control, diesel engine, new tires, new front shocks, very long ITV, sun roof, towing hook/ball, leather heated seats and alloy wheels. RHD on Spanish number plates. Integrated picnic table in the boot. Location: Competa. Now only 3200€ ono
Sean, Tel: 616 341 709
Email: karenandsean15@gmail.com


For Sale: Hyundai Santa Fe 2004 1.6 diesel, 229,000 kms, new battery, ITV until May 2020. A few dents on the bodywork but running beautifully. Only selling as have no need of a 4 x 4 anymore. €2800 Torrox Pueblo
Contact Katrina katrinadelsol at yahoo.co.uk


For Sale: Stone garden table with 3 curved bench seats. Table diameter 120cms. €120. Buyer collects. Sue/La Vinuela.
sueaked@hotmail.com ; 697299345


For Sale: X365 electric scooter new tyre and inner tube. 10 euros.
Trevor/torrox costa. 656894645


For Sale: unused racolet 10 euros
Contact Valerie 634778785 La Vinuela


For Sale: 2 outdoor solid plastic stackable chairs. 40€ each or 75€ for 2. Algarrobo-Costa Ingrid udahl@gmx.de


For Sale: Townsend Pathfinder Men’s mountain bike. 18 gears. Recently renovated, good tyres. €40 Ono. Christine/Caleta de Vélez
chris4geoff at gmail dot com ; 626778547


For Sale: A good quality leather chair and footstool in excellent condition,  in the Competa area 150€ ono I can deliver if required. Phone David on 666 88 66 11



Air Conditioning: Thanks to all the responders, “Cooltech” the clear favourites. Booked. John/Torrox ; Johnmlovell at gmail dot com

Chimney Sweep Recommendation: We needed a sweep before the onset of winter knowing we had a hornet’s nest in there. Diego was originally booked for last Thursday but it was a bit wet for roof work! He came on Saturday despite being advised it was a bit windy. No problem, the only Spanish workman I have ever seen with a safety harness! He is a recommended worker, clean, prompt and effective not too expensive either.
Diego the Chimney Sweep 644 971 668
John in Torrox/Johnmlovell at gmail dot com


Exchange quotes by www.xe.com

GBP>EUR (last night’s quote, click to enlarge)


Fun & Games

National Geographic Photo of the Day: Click Here
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: Click Here
Word of the Day: Click Here
Quote of the Day: Click Here
Fact of the Day: Click Here
Born Today: Click Here
Today in History: Click Here
Today’s Front Pages, worldwide: Click Here
Daily Crossword Puzzle: Click Here
Daily Mail UK- Daily Sudoku: Click Here

Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UKNewspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

DigameXtra Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/DigameXtracom-100456328093689/  and  https://www.facebook.com/Digame-Torrox-Blog-106444724153160/
DoctorLaptop’s Homepage:
The DigameXtra YouTube Channel.
Service Providers, send in a demo vid and I will include a link to it in your ads. See the Rules Page for full details on submitting videos. Visit the DigameXtra YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4aMm7BO2xK8U3MD2SX16eA

By supporting our sponsors you help support DigameXtra!

Businesses and sellers of big ticket items, please consider becoming a DigameXtra Sponsor to help pay our production expenses and upcoming WordPress server bill. Email for details. You can join the Sponsor list and get extra posting privileges for as little as €50/3 months to post a big ticket item or €65/3 months for all other sponsorships. Donations from individuals graciously accepted. This will not have any effect the vast majority of readers, but will encourage those making serious money from posting here to shoulder some of the costs. Thank you.

Sponsored By:

Home Page and FB Link and YouTube Video Link

Home Page

 Home Page

Home Page

Home Page

Home Page

Home Page and  YouTube Promo Video Link

Home Page


Home Page  and  FB Link

Home Page



Get Windscribe Pro or Free Versions Here

Home Page

Home Page and FB-Link


FB Link

FB Link

Home Page

How to Subscribe and make submissions: Click Here


DigameXtra cannot be responsible for incorrect info in reader posts or event announcements.
Anonymous submissions are unacceptable.

ATTENTION! New EU internet privacy laws are now in effect, known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)! I have to inform you that the DigameXtra archive saves follower’s email addresses in the WordPress server. By subscribing/following you implicitly accept this; if you make submissions you acknowledge that anyone can view old issues online and see your contact info as you provided and you accept this. If you don’t want me saving your email address do not subscribe/follow, you can unsubscribe and remove yourself from this list using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every subscription issue. Takedown notices must include proof of ownership as well as the date and issue number of the DigameXtra issue containing the infringing content.  These may be submitted to digamextra@protonmail.com. Proper takedown notices will be complied with immediately.

©DigameXtra.com 2019 All rights reserved.