DigameXtra No. 1484 Friday, Dec. 13th 2019

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Last Open Sunday of 2019!
Come, relax and escape all political discussion in the last Open Sunday of 2019.
Art, sculpture, music and nature all combined for your pleasure and inspiration.
This week’s beautiful new additions to the Garden are by local ceramicist Anne-Barbara Lenzin.
Only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar. Directions at www.kittyharri.com
Kitty and Nick thank you all for your support to the Art and Music Association in 2019 and wish you and your loved ones all the best for whatever you celebrate at this time of year.
See you (again) in 2020!
Please note: The next Open Sunday will be Jan 5th but there will no live chamber music.
Jete, Granada 609 706 210


Freebird’s Last Flight- Lynyrd Skynyrd Farewell Tour: This is the real thing, not a tribute. Yes, there was a previous farewell tour a la The Who, but insiders say this really is the last time. Four generations of the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribe will be on stage, including some original members who have not toured since the 90’s, for this, their final show in Spain. Wed July 1st 2020 at The Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid. Tix €73 and €83. On sale now. Buy at: https://www.ticketmaster.es/event/lynyrd-skynyrd-entradas/21201?language=en-us&tm_link=tm_header_lang3

If you want to learn how to “work” a crowd you must watch this timeless video. It starts as a soft country song and ends up in an ecstatic estrogen fueled frenzy. -Ed.

Below is a sample of what you’ll see in Madrid next summer.


Cinema In English – December 13th to 18th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
-Last Christmas – Dir. Paul Feig. With Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding. Weekdays 15:45; Sat/Sun 12:15, 15:45.
-Frozen 2 – Dir. Jennifer Lee. With Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell. Weekdays 15:45; Sat/Sun 12:30, 15:45.
-Jumanji: The Next Level – Dir. Jake Kasdan. With Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia. Sat/Sun 12:20; Mon 16:30, 19:00, 21:30, Tue 16:30.
-Charlies Angels – Dir. Elizabeth Banks. With Kristen Stewart, Patrick Stewart. Sat/Sun 12:10.
-Midway – Dir. Roland Emmerich. With Ed Skrein, Woody Harrelson. Tuesday 17th 19:00.
-Knives Out – Dir. Rian Johnson. With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans. Tuesday 17th 19:15, 21:55.
-From Thursday 19th, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker.
-Ballet fans (or Christmas fans) may be interested in a screening of the classic production of The Nutcracker, from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This will be on Tuesday 17th at 20:15.
-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 17th they will be screening The Good Liar (17:35), Last Christmas (17:10), Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars (20:30), Jumanji: The Next Level (21:00), Knives Out (19:40) and Joker (19:20).


Carol concert: Local international choir, Coraxalia, based in La Viñuela, will be performing a carol concert in the Church Corner in Alcaucín on Saturday 14 December at 19.00. Margaret/Torrox/689 111 352


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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


NEW in Malagalingo: Intermediate and Basic Intensive Courses at Christmas
This Xmas take advantage of your stay to learn Spanish with us
You’ll speak Spanish at last!!!
Check the details below
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – intensive Spanish course
– Intermediate Level
– Dates: December 27, 30, 31 and January 2, 3
– 20 hours/week
– Schedule:
Friday, December 27: 9:00 to 13:00
Monday, December 30: 8:00 bis 12:00
Tuesday, December 31: 11:00 bis 15:00
Thursday, January 2: 11:00 bis 15:00
Friday, January 3: 9:00 to 13:00
Price: 220 €
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+ Senior Students
BASIC LEVEL – intensive Spanish course
– 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


Wanted – House sitter: To look after two small, friendly dogs. 21st Dec – Jan 5th on Torrox Costa. Bill, Tel: 635137617

Wanted: Lift Malaga Airport. Hello everyone. Are you going to Malaga Airport on Tuesday 17th. arriving about 12.30 / 13.00? I would be very happy to have a lift pls. Will pay shared petrol of course. I am in Torrox Pueblo. Pls. contact Kirsten
khm4mail@gmail.com Thank you.

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center.
-Stripped back to natural chest of drawers and matching bedside units
clear waxed with new handles.Measurements Width 101cms Depth 42cms Height 75cms Each bedside unit Width 55cms Depth 32cms Height 54cms Price 225€
-Stripped back dining table with 4 high back suede chairs antique white with dark wax Measurements Length 90cms Width 80cms Height 76cms Price €150.00
-3 piece Set. Stripped back to natural with primrose chalk paint with clear and walnut wax Measurements Chest of drawers Width 90.50cms Depth 40.50cms Height 76cms Bedside unit Width 49cms Depth 36cms Height 50cms Mirror Width 57cms Height 73cms
Price €140 (for 3 pieces)
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Magimix le duo. Juicer 40 Euros
-Slide projector complete with trays and storage boxes 35 Euros
-Electric heater 20 euros
Trevor/Betty Tel 646923700 Nerja


For Sale, 2 items:
-Rex: The Electronic Watchdog + Variable Transformer – 35 euros. A Faithful & wonderful Guard Dog. Electronic Radar – no infrared, no sensor. Emits sound of an attack German Shepherd. Penetrates doors, glass and walls up to 4 in. thick
No installation – just plug in. Easy care dog, No food, no walks, no mess
-Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner 2300 Watts – 25 euros V. good condition
Martin, Competa area. 951 242 177 or 635 852 756
mac2286@gmail dot com


For Sale: 2 new full length evening dresses size 10/12. 15€ for both
One red with glittery bodice. One black with velvet neck and shoulder trim
Chris/Caleta de Vélez Tel 626778547
E-mail: chris4geoff at GMail dot com


Unwanted Items: German Books. I have a bag of books in German language that I don’t need anymore. Does anybody know a charity-shop where I could give them to?
If so, please reply to marlenewoerner@web.de (Torrox-Cómpeta area)



Action for Animals: A heartfelt thank you to all who attended our quiz at Bar Cerezo on Wednesday, an amazing €401 was raised. The total for the year is an incredible €3252! Our next quiz will be on Wednesday 15th January, and I’ll post details nearer the time.
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2020.

News & Articles

Boris Johnson appears on course to secure a crushing majority of 86, and take Britain out of the EU in January, after a shock exit poll showed his party would win 368 seats in Thursday’s general election. That would be the biggest Conservative majority since Margaret Thatcher’s third election victory in 1987; and mark a dramatic repudiation of Jeremy Corbyn’s offer of “real change” for Britain. Source (updated 2am 13DEC) https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/12/exit-poll-predicts-majority-for-boris-johnson-and-conservatives

Train Strike: Renfe workers have called a strike for Friday December 20th on the day that tens of thousands of travellers head home for the holidays. Minimum services have not yet been set by the Ministry of Fomento (Infrastructure and transport) so it is not yet known how many trains will be cancelled. Full story with refund info: https://www.thelocal.es/20191212/pain-in-spain-rail-strike-planned-for-december-20-to-disrupt-christmas-getaway

Warning to HELIX IPTV Users: Popular ‘pirate’ IPTV provider Helix Hosting appears to be facing a crisis after someone claiming to be a hacker posted a message on the service’s homepage. According to the statement, Helix failed to pay a ransom so as a result, the personal details of customers and resellers, plus an owner’s name, address and phone number, will be leaked online.
Full story: https://torrentfreak.com/helix-iptv-hackers-threaten-to-expose-resellers-customers-191210/

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez 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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