DigameXtra No. 1475 Wednesday, Dec. 4th 2019

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What’s On

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Bandits in Caleta: The Bandits will be playing live on the beach at Chiringuito El Tropy in Caleta this coming Saturday 7 December from 1.00pm.
To reserve your table call 689 237 643 or just come along for a drink.
We hope to see you there! Rod, Kees & Mitch- The Bandits


Murder mystery event: Colmenar Social club are having a Christmas Murder Mystery evening on Thursday 12th December at the Hotel Arco del Sol on the A356 Km 9 Colmenar. On arrival at 7pm there will be Buck’s Fizz and nibbles in the bar area and at 7.30pm we will enter the dining room for a three course traditional Christmas meal cooked by chef Brian with help from Kathy and Pauline. There will be wine and water on each table. During the meal the murder mystery will unfold, can you solve who dunnit? There will be a prize for the table that identifies the murderer ( in the event of a tie there will be a tie breaker question). We are also having a special Christmas raffle and dancing after the coffee and mince pies.
All this for just 15 Euros each.
This event is open to everyone, you do not need to be a member. We are now taking bookings so if you would like too join us for this fun event please phone Marjorie on 951 20 45 31 before 6th December.
Please note payment must be made when booking.


Arts & Craft Exhibition: To be held at Restarante “Asador” in Puente don Manual (near Vinuela) on 13th December, 11am till 2 pm.


Christmas charity event at Mums Cafe and Tea Room: Hello everyone, We are holding a Christmas event on Saturday 21st December from 2pm, entertainment at 3pm. We are selling tickets now up until the 15th December at Mums Cafe, Av. El Faro, Torrox Costa. We have a limited number so please don’t miss out. Many thanks. Gary & Andrew.
Email: gizmo.73 AT icloud DoT com


Christmas Market- Torrox Costa: 5-9th Dec. Av Esperanto, 12-8pm.


The Salon Varietes Theatre: Performance Art Theatre in Fuengirola.
Early 2020 programme is released!
Tickets on sale as follows:
NOISES OFF : 5th December
SULTANS OF SWING: 9th December
SECRET GARDEN : 16th December
FLEETWOOD MAC (Tribute by Rumours): 30th December
EVITA THE MUSICAL : 20th January
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. FB Link


Paul McCartney “Freshen Up” 2019 Tour- Only Spanish Date, final show of the tour: Jun17, 2020. Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
PreSale Now with password: FRESHENUPBARCELONA €62.50-158.50


Think Twice, covers band: Sat Dec 7th 11:30pm. La Bamba, La Vinuela. FB Link


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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 now have Moringa trees available. See the photo below.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit the Blue buttons on 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 Video


For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center. 2 bikes and an upcycled table.
-Bike. Hardly used hence reason for selling. Can be seen and collected in Nerja. Description: Featuring a rugged frame crafted from Felt’s SuperLite hydroformed aluminum, the Dispatch 9/60 is paired with a SR/Suntour XCM-HLO fork with 100mm of travel. It rolls on 29-inch, tubeless-ready wheels, and it’s built up with a mixed drivetrain that includes top-shelf components, including Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and a SRAM NX Powerspline crankset.Price 400€
-Beautiful lamp table . Measurements Diameter 52cms Height 46cms Price 75€
-Bike. Only used very few times hence reason for sale.
Can be seen and collected in Nerja https://superiorbikes.eu/ …matte-steel-grey-silver-turquoise. Price 550€ Color is Red
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Classic dining room furniture set. Solid mahogany in superb condition. Consisting of :
Extendable dining table.
8 upholstered chairs.
2 free standing sideboards.
1 wall mounted sideboard.
All fotos available on request. Bargain price of 325€.
This is already an incredible opportunity so please don’t even think of making an offer! Tel : 622 922 131. Laurence/Benajarafe


For Sale: Large Indian Tipi. Price: 1,450 euros or near offer. Rare opportunity to own a large second hand Indian Tipi. I have used this once for a venture in the UK. Has been gathering dust for a few years, but has been securely wrapped and protected. Might suit someone in the campo or someone with an accommodation business. Approx diameter 14 – 16ft across (inside, at widest point). Complete canvas, inner layer and front door and pegs. NOT INCLUDED: poles required. More pics available.
Location: Nerja. Contact: Sarah 642 990369 or
email: daisy underscore oneill at yahoo dot com


For Sale: Dimplex Fireplace heater, SBN20E with remote control. Lovely heater only purchased in April. Genuine reason for sale. Only used a few times in as new condition. 150 Euros. Competa area. More pics on request.
Call Sylvia 625279286 or 952115981


For Sale: Black leather high boots. These beautiful leather boots were purchased at the Bijenkorf department store in Amsterdam. Never worn, see picture. They ended up a tad too small after all. Size 37. High over knee, or you can fold them over. Only 50 euros. Patty 693373530. Nerja. More pics available.


For Sale, 2 items:
-Bayliss Thermo-Ceramic Rollers Unused as my hair is too fine to keep them in place Price €25
-Cabin Bag Dark Exterior Orange Interior Plenty of pockets both Internal & External €15
Sue & Ian /Torrox Park Mobile 605 361 279
Contact – sueva341@gmail.com


Long term rental from April 2020: Minimum 3 months. Euro 475,– per month.
Beautiful beach view apartment Torrox-Costa. Newly furnished one bed and living room with kitchen. Available from April 2020 and on.
Please click the link for further fotos and information. Jutta/Torrox
whatsapp : 0049 17 62 1 62 4994
email: j.speyeratwebdotde https://rentberry.com/es/apartments/6209069-two-br-av-europa-29770-torrox-malaga-spanien



Hudson’s Bar Recommendation: Spanish, Austrian, Belgian, Swedish, Czech, Polish, Slovakian, Hungarian, German, Norwegian, English. A great crowd of dancers enjoyed a lot of Jive plus a bit of Line, Salsa and having fun shaking their tail feathers. An evening of dance at Hudson’s Bar in Torrox Costa Paseo on Friday evening hosted by DJ Jive Terry. The next event is on the 13th and a party evening on 27th.
This is a great opportunity to have fun and meet new people and recommended by Al/Torrox Costa; alanbath122atgmaildotcom

News & Articles

Rail strike: 155 trains cancelled across Spain ahead of December puente.
Spanish rail operator Renfe has announced the cancellations for Thursday December 5th when workers have planned a series of stoppages during a 24 hour period in an ongoing battle over workers’ rights. Renfe are offering full refunds or to change tickets for other available routes at no extra cost, however routes are expected to be busy as people escape for the long weekend. Read full article at: https://www.thelocal.es/20191203/renfe-cancels-155-trains-as-workers-stage-dec-5-strike


Nightmare for drivers on Costa del Sol as waiting lists for Spanish MOT get longer: Long queues are forming at dawn as drivers wait up to eight hours to pass the ITV. The situation arose in October when the Junta de Andalucía didn’t authorise hiring for temporary personnel. Around 400 jobs weren’t renewed all over Andalucía, leaving the work force of 1,300 people under serious strain.
The situation is causing long lines of vehicles to form in the early hours of the morning. Some people have to wait up to 8 hours, tuning an everyday activity into a lengthy nightmare. The initial cause is a Law that is readjusting the public sector in Andalucía, causing hiring to be frozen. The setback has resulted in a grave staff deficit and personnel has only seen a 50 per cent replacement rate in recent years, which decreases the quality of public services.
The opening of new ITV establishments such as El Viso in Málaga and an extension of opening hours, are all measures that are thwarted as staff isn’t provided to then run the service.
However, protests by workers have proved effective and hiring is starting up again, although the protests have caused waiting lists to now be around two months. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/12/03/nightmare-for-drivers-on-costa-del-sol-as-waiting-lists-for-spanish-mot-get-longer/#.Xea5EJko_rc

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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, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
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Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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