DigameXtra No. 1480 Monday, Dec. 9th 2019

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Memoir Writing Workshop in Caleta: Have you been thinking of jotting down some personal memories? If so, you are welcome to join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in Caleta for a couple of hours starting at 10:30am in January. The Danish scholar Kierkegaard wrote, ”We live life forward but understand it backward.” These writing sessions will give you the opportunity to reflect on what has been and relate it to the full sweep of the past and present. This program is free and sponsored by U3A (www.u3aaxarquia.com). However, we meet in a cafe so we are expected to consume at least one drink. I am offering an introductory session on Saturday, January 11th at 11am in Caleta. More details will be sent after you reply to me norma2kk@aol.com with your
reason(s) why you had liked to register. I look forward to hearing from you! norma in Velez Malaga.

 

Christmas Party: Buffet and live music. Sunday 22DEC €20. Check out the amazing menu on the poster! La Vaqueria, Calle del Arroyo Limón, Benamargosa 29718
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: I’m selling a Syma ‘X5X Explorer’ drone, with 4-channel 2.4G remote.
It’s a four blade, 4-channel radio-controlled drone (quadracopter), with 6 axis stabilisation, HD camera for stills and video, easy to fly. Can even loop the loop (for advanced users only!). Very little use and in excellent condition (no crashes!), still in box with instructions, spare blades, spare battery and USB charger for multiple batteries. 35 Euros Phone: 951 069 982 or email: rodney dot jones4 at gmail dot com (Rod/Competa)

For Sale, as lot:
4 outdoor dining chairs
1 white round plastic table
2 recliners/sun lounges
1 green sun longer mattress spotless condition.
90 euro the lot or will sell separately. More pics on request.
Tadgh / jackser / Competa
barretttadgh@yahoo.com

 

For Sale: “Rowing” Machine Total Crunch in perfect condition in Velez. Buyer transports. 45€. More pics available on request from
norma: norma2kk@aol.com.
PS: Naythan: Thank you for the ”digest” of Facebook + Zuck; most interesting!!

Free Items: Anybody into mosaics? A quite a lot of various tiles if anybody interested also a glass shower screen. Sylvia Riogordo 690709494

Recommendations

Agaves under attack: I have agaves on my land, where I’ve lived for some years, and this year some have been infested in the base by, I think, a smallish, black beetle which lays eggs producing white maggots. Presumably these feed on the plant, eventually killing it, apparently by rotting the base, and leaving a brown residue and a strong smell similar to fermentation.
Losing the agaves doesn’t much bother me, though clearing up the resulting mess isn’t much fun. Anybody else had this happen or able to provide more information about the critters causing this ecological disaster? Steve/Algarrobo
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Weekly Markets
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Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
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