DigameXtra No. 1529 Friday, Jan. 31st 2020

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Julio Iglesias in Fuengirola, ON SALE FEB 3rd: Julio Iglesias is arguably the most celebrated artist in Spanish and Latin music history. The acclaimed artist has just confirmed that he will perform on August 5th at the Marenostrum Fuengirola festival on the hill of Sohail Castle. It will be his first Malaga performance in 6 years.
Tickets for the Marenostrum Fuengirola festival go on sale February 3rd at 12:00 hrs. Ticket prices range between 90€ and 250€. VIP packages available.
For more information: https://www.julioiglesias.com/

 

Bar & Restaurant news in Torrox Costa: The Bodega, a popular international watering hole in Torrox Costa BLQ 78 didn’t open Thursday and has large “For Rent” signs now posted on the front door and windows. Recently closed in Torrox Costa: Hudson’s Bar and Brooklyn Burger, both on the playa walk. Danny Boy’s Bar, BLQ 89, closed before Christmas. This year’s “Winter cafe-cull” has been particularly severe so far.

 

Flashtime: Live at Restaurante Miguel El Manga, Nerja. Sunday 2 Feb 3pm. You can book your table on phone 952526052

 

Cinema In English – January 31st to February 6th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
https://www.cinesur.com/es/cine/el-ingenio
-Judy – Dir. Rupert Goold. With Renee Zellweger, Rufus Sewell. Fri/Sat/Sun 20:25, 22:30; Mon to Thu 16:20, 22:20.
-Dolittle – Dir. Todd Haynes. With Robert Downey Jnr, Antonio Banderas. Sat/Sun 12:05.
-JoJo Rabbit – Dir. Taika Waititi. With Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell. Fri 15:50; Sat/Sun 12:25, 15:50.
-1917 – Dir. Sam Mendes. With George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman. Mon 19:20, Thu 16:30.
-Prior to the Academy Awards, there will be screenings of several of the nominated films, including: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Mon 21:50, Thu 19:00) and Joker (Tue 17:00, Thu 22:15).
-For ballet lovers, there will be a screening of Giselle live from the Palais Garnier, Paris. This will be on Thursday 6th at 19:15.
-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 4th they will be screening Judy (19:45), Underwater (19:40), JoJo Rabbit (19:35), 1917 (19:40), and Dark Waters (22:45).
(Thanks to Doug for this. -Ed.)

 

Car Boot/Market, Sunday 2nd February: We are now back to normal after the Christmas and New Year break!
The regular “1st Sunday of the month” Car Boot sale/market is at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, on Sunday 2nd February 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.
-Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
-Lots of local grown fruit and veg.
-Homemade Jams and Marmalades and Chutneys (inc. Mango)
-Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
-Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
-Greetings cards.
-(New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains 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 at short notice, due to bad weather, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela)
by telephone, on 619 471 301

 

Opera Brunch Recital: First and only opera recital of this season, this year we change our usual space and our schedule, we move to the Parador de Nerja and the recital will be in the morning to enjoy the space in all its splendor.
This time we are accompanied by the soprano Alba Chantar and the tenor Francisco Arbós regular singers in the opera seasons of the Cervantes Theater in Malaga and in the opera seasons of Cádiz, Seville, Bilbao or the Teatro Real in Madrid.
On this occasion we will travel through famous opera arias in Italian, Le Nozze di Figaro or Magic Flute (Mozart); Don Pascuale or Elisir d’amore (Donizetti); La Bohème or Turandot (Puccini), among others. Welcome to the Ventana Abierta operas.
(*)We use an internet translator, our apologies
Alba Chantar – Soprano
Francisco Arbós – Tenor
Mª Carmen Pérez – Pianista
Day and hour: February 8th – 11’30 A.M.
Place: Hotel Parador de Nerja
Address: 8, Almuñecar Street – Nerja
Price: 50’00€
Booking: 690073871 / ventana.abierta.acp@gmail.com
Web: www.ventana-abierta.es

 

Johnny G’s Soul & Motown Magic Party: Sat Feb 1st. Also featuring Melissa Carver, the Soul Sisters Regan Walker and Eva Lloyd and two surprise guests!
This show has all the winning ingredients! €18
To book: please visit our website https://www.salonvarietestheatre.com/product/johnny-g-soul-motown-magic-sat-1st-feb-prod/
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.

 

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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: A Happy New Year from Casa Magel to all our past and future guests.
Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
We are now taking bookings for the new year and spring breaks.
-Our ever popular 2 night stay with breakfast and 1 evening 3 course meal for 2 with wine is still available at a cost of 120€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
-3 nights stay with breakfast, I evening 3-course meal for 2 with wine and an evening of tapas in a local bar at a cost of 175€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
Our rooms are nicely decorated and furnished and with comfy beds.
We have a large garden and an Andalucian fully fitted kitchen area with BBQ and comfortable outside space for our guests to use. Large pool in season.
There are lots to do in the area, walk the famous Camino Del Rey, visit the beautiful Ardales lakes.
Antequera is a must to visit, a beautiful town with 27 churches, the most for a town in Spain.
The rock formations at El Torcal are an unforgettable sight.
We are close to an organic Bodega where you can have a tour with tapas for 20€ per person or add an extra 15€ per person and finish with 3-course lunch with wine, all in all, a great experience.
The house is lovely, the food is yummy, the hosts are friendly and welcoming and the views and sunsets are amazing
You can book extra nights for 55€ per room.
Looking for that perfect present for that special person, well here it is.
We can provide personalised vouchers, for birthdays, anniversaries or just to treat someone.
Contact Casa Magel at casamagel@yahoo.com
website http://www.casamagel.com or
ring 722879503/ 632298062.
We get booked up quite quickly so don’t miss out on that special date.

 

Malagalingo: Are you going to do something NEW this year?
Come with us to have FUN while learning SPANISH
-less struggle, more joy > you’ll speak Spanish at last
-conversational approach
-also if your are just passing through
-single lessons for conversation from 5€
-relaxed and fun atmosphere. On our outdoor terrace when the weather is nice
-certified native Spanish teachers
-in Torrox Costa. Very simple and free parking always available
-also Skype or Whatsapp lessons
-Golden Club 50+ students aged
-you are invited to attend your first lesson for FREE!!!
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The Torrox Pueblo Art Group: We start the winter session every Wednesday from the 5th February to Wednesday 18th March. It’s held in the main square Torrox Pueblo at La Casa Restaurant from 10.30am – 1.30pm. Still only 8€ pp per session.
This is an ideal opportunity from the complete beginner or the more established artist to enjoy art within a very sociable group. Some group members had not done any art since their early school days and their progress has been amazing.
We cover a diverse range of subjects with something for everyone. Life drawing, portraiture, still life, landscapes, pets, animals, pebble painting and you can even make your own personalised cards.
All mediums are used, oil, acrylic, watercolours, pen, pencil, charcoal and pastel.
Please bring your own art materials.
For further information email Trevor at trevcoops63@gmail dot com.
Mobile 00 34 7801920534

 

Villa Change over staff required: 2 persons required for a villa on the north side of Lake Vinuela. This is for a minimum of 15 change overs throughput the year starting in April. The duties include cleaning the villa and getting it ready for the next guest arrival. Towels can also be washed and dried on site other laundry like bedding etcetera can be taken to the local laundry. No pool or garden duties are required.
I am in Spain at the moment so the villa can be seen by interested persons.
Please telephone 07716546001 or text and I will phone you.

 

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For Sale: two chairs and a little table all as new. Buyer collects. 50€ for all. Hanne/Competa Mob 0045 2425 6101
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For Sale: Pine set of drawers and matching bedside cabinets, excellent condition. 90 euros for all three items. Buyer collects.
Phone Jan/La Herradura on 646381332 or
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Oil filled radiator small one 10 Euros
-Oil filled radiator large one 15 Euros
-Philips M881B cordless phone, lovely unit bargain 15 Euros.
Call Whats App 642186590
Kenneth/La Vinuela

 

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BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus has officially been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization as the outbreak spreads rapidly outside China. The decision by the World Health Organization (WHO) to say it is a public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) comes as the number of people who have died from the virus has reached 170. This implies a situation that is “serious, sudden, unusual or unexpected”, which may call for immediate international action.
Chinese health authorities have said there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of 29 January. There have been confirmed infections in 18 countries, including France and the US, and in some cases there has been human-to-human transmission. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/30/breaking-coronavirus-delcared-global-emergency/

 

DigameXtra Editorial #1
What Ever Happened To Erring On The Side of Safety?
Wuhan football team land in Malaga despite coronavirus fears.
An article from the Jan 30, 2020 issue of www.thelocal.es states, “Regional health authorities have said none of the group are sick and given they have not been in Wuhan since January 2nd, the maximum period for monitoring has passed.” So I would take that to be about 2 to 4 weeks of observation before they are cleared to return to the public.
But then the article goes on to say, “The Wuhan Zall Chinese first division team arrived this morning at Malaga airport from Istanbul and Shanghai…”
Excuse me, there have been 96 coronavirus cases confirmed in Shanghai (https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/2001290822/). In fact, Shanghai is one of the most infected places on Earth (https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-01-30-20-intl-hnk/h_e89dabe8ed1d4b2e3f03048a18d98ec3)
By my logic, as the team passed thru Shanghai, a heavy infection area, in the past few days, their “observation period” should be restarted from day 2.
This seems an unreasonable risk to take just so a football team from half way around the world can practice in warm weather for a few weeks.
Source of quotes: https://www.thelocal.es/20200130/wuhan-football-team-land-in-spain-despite-virus-fears

 

Brexit: What happens at midnight on Friday January 31? Not a lot.
Most people in the UK and Europe will see no difference at all.
But for political leaders and negotiators, February 1 starts the countdown clock on the tangible changes that Brexit will bring: new arrangements for Britain’s trade, customs, travel and regulation with the EU and the rest of the world.
Until then, an 11-month transition period ensures that everyday friction points and the biggest challenges of the Brexit project — cross-border travel, personal rights and immigration — remain unchanged until at least December 31.
From January 31 a UK passport no longer makes you an EU citizen — even though EU travel benefits continue to apply during the transition period.
HM Passport Office has already started issuing new documents without the “European Union” wording. From early this year, it will also begin changing the colour of new passports from burgundy to blue. None of these cosmetic changes affects the validity of any passport or the ability of holders to travel within the EU during the transition period.
“All British passports issued from mid-2020 will be blue,” the government says.
Some relatively minor but worrying issues have already been partially settled. For example, the 650,000 retired British citizens already living in European countries have been told their pensions will continue to be uprated alongside inflation in line with those issued in the UK. But there is no agreement yet on what will happen to those retiring to another EU country after the end of this year. Read the full story: https://www.euronews.com/2020/01/27/brexit-what-happens-at-midnight-on-friday-january-31-not-a-lot

 

How to View and Clear the Data Facebook Collects About You from Other Sites and Apps: Facebook uses many tools to track people across the Internet, whether they have a Facebook account or not.
Everything we do online generates an extensive amount of behavioral data, from buying clothes to looking for hotels, which apps and websites often share with advertising companies, allowing them to build more accurate profiles of your interests and needs.
However, after facing worldwide criticism over privacy and data breach controversies, Facebook last summer announced plans to release a privacy tool, called Off-Facebook Activity, which gives users more control of their data collected by Facebook. So starting today on Data Privacy Day 2020, the Off-Facebook Activity feature is now available to every user around the world. Full details and instructions for using the new tool at:
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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

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Nerja 952 524 519
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Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
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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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DigameXtra No. 1528 Thursday, Jan. 30th 2020

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The Latin Soul Festival feat. Daddy Yankee: The largest Latin Festival in Spain this Summer set for the weekend of July 17 and 18 in Torremolinos.
The line-up announced so far: Reggaeton headliner from Puerto Rico Daddy Yankee, Bad Gyal (see video), Lennis Rodriguez & RVFV (Rafael Ruiz).
Tickets cost from €35 and can be purchased online at www.almalatinafestival.com

 

CARNIVAL in Velez-Malaga: February 7 to 9 weekend. The classic street procession on Saturday at 5.30pm. Starts in the Pilar district. Ending at Paseo de Andalucia, where there will be a carnival party with DJs providing the music. Sunday at 12 noon there will be another party on the Paseo de Andalucia with children’s entertainment from the Teatro La Carpa. PHOTO:Ayuntamiento de Velez-Malaga Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/29/axarquia-news-carnival-just-around-the-corner-velez-malaga/

 

Events in Almuñecar in February: Casa de la Cultura
1st, Sat: musical production of Alice in Wonderland
3rd, Mon: Concert by the Tamariz-Contreras sextet
6th, Thurs: Sounds of Argentina with a night of tango
7th, Fri: ‘One for my Baby’ Jazz and Funk concert
9th, Sun: Flamenco Night
14th, Fri: Best of Blues with Ray Farrell
23rd, Sun: Mediterranean Youth Orchestra
8th -22nd: Exhibition of erotic art in the Casa de Cultura’s exhibition hall.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/29/axarquia-news-packed-cultural-agenda-in-almunecar/

 

Stone Free band: Fri 31 Jan., 9pm. Live at the Ponderosa Roadhouse, Fuengirola. Join us for an evening of live entertainment with the fantastic Stone Fr3e!! Live music from one of the coasts top bands including music from Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix and much more! Starting at 9pm. As always we advise you book a table to guarantee a seat as we fill up fast!
Kitchen will be open from 17:30 serving you homemade food until late.
You can book your table by calling us on 636326057 or simply send us a message via Facebook. Everyone welcome!
Address- Camino de la Ponderosa 7, Fuengirola 29650. FB Link

 

Stones & Roses Fest: Hey!! We are pleased to announce the “STONES & ROSES FEST”. “Honky Tonk Cats” celebrate our 9th anniversary on stage with our pals “The Gunners” (Guns´n Roses Tribute) to recreate the mythical event that took place almost 30 years ago. Two of the greatest Rock and Roll music bands in the world together again on the same stage!! March, 6th, 22:00 hs, Sala Trinchera, Málaga. Sorry, 16+ only. http://salatrinchera.com/stones-and-roses-fest/

 

DJ NANDO’s Karaoke Party: Sat Feb 2nd, 8:30pm at Jack’s Bar, BLQ 86 Torrox Costa. FB Link

 

Bar Amsterdam: Live music with El Greco, Fri 31Jan, 5pm. A few old favourites in acoustic style. BLQ 89 Torrox Costa (Where the old I Love Pizza was located) FB Link

 

Legends Bar: Texas Ken, Sat. Feb 8th 2pm.
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G
Torre Del Mar, Andalucia, Spain 29740 FB Link

 

Early Spring Ball feat. Ricky Lavazza: Feb 21, 7:30pm. You only have a few weeks to book your ticket for the event of the year! Ladies don’t you just love the opportunity to get all dressed up in your posh frock!
We also have a maximum number of tickets so don’t delay, contact either Sue on 680 407 894 or Barbara on 616 264 067, or come along to Meson Sara in Puente don Manuel, to make your booking every Friday between 12.00 to 13.00.
Come & join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening with one of the Costa del Sol’s best know singers.

 

Free Latin Dance class: Fuengirola Town Council will hold a free Latin dance class on February 7 in the Plaza de la Constitución as part of the “Vive Fuengirola con Amor” program. Two classes are planned; the first at 7:00 p.m. and the second after 8:00 p.m. Tel. +34 952 58 93 00

 

Fleetwood Mac tribute by Rumours: ON SALE NOW! The Salon Varietes Theatre.
Rumours is a six piece multinational band formed here on the Costa del Sol. They’ve been together for three years now and present all your favourite Fleetwood Mac songs totally live with their well polished show.
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

 

Ruta Tapa Nerja, new schedule: By massive request of foreigners and visitors, through social networks, to be able to perform this edition (like every year) the route of the tapa nerja 2020… POSTPONE THE DATE 4 days, to be able to, give The opportunity to many visitors, to be able to perform it.. and the route will be from 18 April to 17 may 2020. Thanks.
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DoctorLaptop’s February Special: Tower & Desktop Full Maintenence, €80. Look at your tower’s rear panel air vents and fan exhaust. Is it full of dust and cat hair? Then you need to open it up and clean it before you have an overheating problem and possibly damage your computer. See video below. Or you can bring it to me.
If you rely on your tower/desktop computer and want it running at peak performance, an annual professional servicing is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you?
I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: After an internal cleaning I verify all System files replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, update Windows+all drivers+programs, and finally optimize your settings for fastest overall performance. I use a special on-line scanner that will detect and remove malware that normal anti-virus programs cannot detect!
Job usually completed overnight. If you have multiple hard drives, or the hard drive is 1Tb or larger add €20. Sorry, no custom built computers, only brand name models. iMacs not included in this offer.
Heavily infected comps or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service.
Contact: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or
675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)

 

Choir: The Competa based choir, Coro de Competa, and a new group The Pop and Jazz Singers, are looking for new members. The Pop and Jazz group will be meeting for rehearsals starting on Monday 3rd February at the Ayuntamiento in Competa from 11.00 to 13.00. If you like to sing, do not read music, and wish to learn new songs of the pop/jazz variety, and have a good sing please come along to this session. This is led by our brilliant MD Anne, who will teach you new and old songs.
If you like to sing in a more traditional way in four part harmony, then come and sing with Coro de Competa. We are meeting at the Ayuntamiento, Competa, also, on Monday 3rd February from 14.30 to 16.30. This group is led by our fantastic MD Rick, who will help you to read music, and sing in four part harmony, with more traditional and classical songs.
This is not a “this or that” choir as some may like to do both. If you love to sing and want to join our forward looking choirs, why not do both?
You choose which or both, come along and meet us and enjoy the pleasures of singing.
For more information, please contact
greg starr at hotmail dot com
Thank you for your interest, and look forward to meeting you.

 

Art classes February: Taking reservations for my February art class. Would you like to discover the artist in you or improve your painting skills? Then I invite you to join my 4-week painting class in La Herradura on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to13.00. The class starts on Wednesday 5 February.
Space is limited, so if you are interested, feel free to book your space by contacting me, Renate, directly. Phone 0034 655211276 or via email renatevannijen@gmail.com. Want to know more, check out the following link: https://renatevannijen.com/weekly-painting-classes/
You can also book a private class or a great morning or afternoon out with a group of friends. More information about various options https://renatevannijen.com/art-classes/
Renate van Nijen

 

Carer required: Short term part time carer required to assist lady with mobility problems in the morning and evening in Penoncillo.
Please contact Carolyn 642149994 whatsapp
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Wanted: 3D Graphic Designer.
Looking for person able to create a 3D graphic model of a house / architect.
We have 2 houses in Frigiliana that we want to join together, but in order to be sure that the result looks ok, we are looking for a person able to create a 3D- graphic model of both houses. The idea would also be to advise us on what can be done, as our current architect is always too busy. There currently is a .dwg file of one of the houses. Marina & Jan(We do speak Spanish). Please contact us at
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For Sale: Black swivel office/desk chair. In very good condition. €15 Algarrobo Pueblo. Amanda 634316474

 

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Al-Andalus Bike Challenge 2020: In Cartama. The event, organised by the Club Ciclista Al-Andalus in collaboration with the Cartama Council Sport department, is set for April 4 and 5. This is a competition for pairs. It will be in two stages: the first is the 19-kilometre Flash Stage, while the second covers a 46.5-kilometre route. Registration until Apr 2 at http://www.andaluciaciclismo.com PHOTO:Ayuntamiento de Cartama
Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/28/costa-del-sol-news-cartama-to-host-al-andalus-bike-challenge/

 

British discount store Dealz Opens in Motril: Brand new outlet in Motril’s Rambla de la Brujas commercial centre. Read article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/29/axarquia-news-british-discount-store-dealz-continues-andalucia-expansion-and-arrives-in-motril/

 

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DigameXtra No. 1527 Wednesday, Jan. 29th 2020

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Rugby Six Nations at The Coach and Horses Nerja:
The Six Nations starts this Saturday at 3.15 with Wales against Italy and continues at 5.45 with Ireland against Scotland. England play France on Sunday at 4.
All these games and the rest of the Six Nations fixtures over the coming weeks will be showing at the Coach and Horses in Nerja. We have 4 TVs, loads of room, and a warm welcome for fans of all teams. We are on Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 70 (Post Office Street). See our Facebook page for more information. FB Link

 

Bandits in Caleta: Hi folks, The Bandits will be playing at Chiringuito El Tropy on the beach in Caleta this coming Saturday 1 February from 1.00pm.
To reserve your table call 689 237 643.
We play a wide range of musical styles from Pink Floyd to Herbie Hancock on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, keyboards and saxophone. Our Rolling Stones expert, Kees de Lieuwe will be strutting his stuff as usual.
The forecast is looking good, hope to see you there.
Rod, Kees & Mitch- The Bandits

 

Donkey Rescue benefit: Donkey Dreamland Rescue Center. Sat Feb 1st. From 13:00h to 18:00h. Music by Constanza Jazz Quartet. Food by Munchies Smokehouse. Drinks from La Ola Brewing.
Location: Diseminado Atalaya, 144, 29650 Mijas, Málaga FB Link

 

26th Rockin’Race Jamboree: This Rockabilly event will be held at the Prince of Asturias Auditorium in Torremolinos from February 6 to 9 and promises to be a major musical event with more than 30 bands DJs and classic cars. Headlining acts are Robert Gordon (Rockabilly legend) & Darrel Higham (from UK band Kat Men) and The Doug Kershaw Band.
It’s a real rockabilly event that attracts audiences from all over Europe and the town of Torremolinos is the place to be seen if you like Beehive hairstyles, drapes, 50s fashion and American music.
There is a great five day offer at €80 per person to include a free cd although you can buy entry for single days but at €40 per person and be warned, Sunday tickets are already exhausted.
A number of the events take place in different parts of the town and there will be a limited number of market stalls offering a selection of goods in keeping with the event.
Auditorium Municipal Príncipe de Asturias
C/ Pedro Navarro Bruna, s/n – Recinto Ferial
2960 Torremolinos – Málaga (ESPAÑA)
We opened the sale of accommodations in the Hotel La Barracuda and tickets!
If you want to stay at the Festival Hotel, book your room now!
Hotel La Barracuda
Avda. de España, 1
2960 Torremolinos – Málaga (ESPAÑA)
https://rockinrace.com/

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Garden Work: Samuel the Gardner. Looking for someone to prepare your garden for the Spring? Samuel Perez Perez from Canillas de Albaida comes highly recommended for all types of gardening work. He is hardworking, reasonably priced and fully professionally equipped for all jobs. He can undertake strimming to clear land, removal of processionary caterpillar nests, pruning or removal of trees, planting, harvesting of fruit and construction work (for example dry stone walls, terraces and BBQs). He covers the areas including Canillas, Archez, Competa, Sayalonga, Sedella, Salares, Algarrobo and Torrox. Free quotations for all jobs.
Recommendations from satisfied clients are available in DigameXtra Issue 549.
To contact Samuel, email him (in English or Spanish) samucanillas@hotmail.es
or phone him (Spanish only) on 628441205. If you would prefer to speak in English, please call Linton on 642199386 who will arrange a quotation visit for you.

 

Wanted: Private dog sitters. We are interested in hearing from anyone who will look after our two Beiwer puppies for about four or five weeks a year over one or two weeks at a time. They are currently 8 months old and the first trip will likely be Easter. They are clean and quiet and sleep through the night. We are happy to pay the going rate for dog sitting but more important is that they are cared for properly. If you think you would be able to provide a caring and safe environment we would like to hear from you.
Please contact Colin & Carol on
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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 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

 

For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Matching bedside tables upcycled stripped back to natural olive chalk paint clear wax new handles. Measurements 48 wide 36 deep 66 high Price 150€ (for both)
-Beautiful unit been taken back to natural with a chalk paint and waxed. It comes with a piece of glass to protect the glass. Measurements Width 105cms Depth 42cms Height 82cms Price 150€
-Lovely small upcycled table chalk paint and waxed. Width 26cms Depth 26cms Height 33cms Price 25€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Kayak with 3 oars. Price 75 euros. Buyer to collect.
-2 life jackets, never worn. 1 large, 1 medium.
25 euros each or 45 euros for both. More pics of jackets available.
Janet. Location Torrox Costa.
Tel 663 612 271 or WhatsApp 0044 7976 925833

 

For Sale: TV. Mitsai 21” Flat Screen Full HD TV with HDMI Connection and RC. all in good working order.
25 Euro. Michael/Archez
Tel 07530277376

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Victorian wash set 11 pieces plus oblong tray to fit soap dish etc. on Crownford burslem. €100
-2 new wall lights. Bought in Malaga €60. Price €20
Contact sarah.mcnulty@yahoo.co.uk . Nerja

 

For Sale: Dimplex Fireplace heater SBN20E with remote control. A lovely heater only purchased in April 2019. Genuine reason for sale. Only used a few times, Reduced to 120 Euros. Competa area.
Sylvia 625279286 or 952115981

 

For Sale: Table and 4 chairs. Four Chairs with cream seats plus Table 120 cms x 75 cms. in very good condition. 65 euros.
Table legs unscrew so that you can easy transport. (buyer collects)
More pics on request. Situated at Torrox Park, Kaye
654 905 185 (whatsapp available)

 

News & Articles

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British Consulate continues Brexit outreach with two more Costa meetings: Two more events have been planned, in Malaga city and Coín, on 1 and 19 February, respectively. You’ll be able to ask experts about your concerns. More info: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202001/24/british-consulate-continues-brexit-20200124102828-v.html

 

New UK overdraft rates of 40% could hit even if you live in Spain:
When you consider that the Bank of England Base Rate is just 0.75 per cent and savers are doing well to obtain interest at 3 per cent, consumers must be wondering how the High Streets banks can justify introducing new overdraft rates of almost 40 per cent! Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/28/new-uk-overdraft-rates-could-hit-even-if-you-live-in-spain/

 

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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

Taxi
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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DigameXtra No. 1526 Tuesday, Jan. 28th 2020

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Ventana Abierta Jazz: Friday 31 Jan, 20’00h. Bar Granada, 3. Hotel Plaza Cavana. Nerja. http://www.ventana-abierta.es/
Eva Jiménez Quartet, Eva Jiménez (Voz), Luis – René “K” Portellano (Piano), Adrián Jiménez (Batería), Markus Schneider (Contrabajo)
Eva Jiménez, jazz singer, pianist and composer, presents her new project in which we can enjoy a collection of songs that covers much of the history of vocal jazz. Throughout his career he has acted in important festivals in Europe and the United States. In his passage through New York and Philadelphia, he experienced the music scene with great jazz legends. Now it comes to open window jazz club with compositions that already meet a hundred years along with others of recent appearance that have unveiled interpreters like Bessie Smith, Billie holiday or Cecile Mclorin.

 

Phoenix Events: he Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
February
–7th Trip To Gib €12pp
-9th Trip to Ardales Pueblo for the Feast of La Matanza. €15pp. Departing Algarrobo Lidl at 10.30 and returning from Ardales at 17.00. Here is some info on the festival which promises to be a good day out feasting on 1000kg delicacies made from pork and all free. The local cuisine of the interior makes the province of Málaga stand out for preserving its identity up until nowadays. Olive oil or wine are some of the most widely claimed products in the last few years. However, the products derived from the pig are now becoming more and more popular. For centuries, they have been an essential element in the pantry of every village household. For more than a decade, Ardales—located in the Guadalteba Valley—has been paying homage to the traditional elaboration of sausages and pork meats by celebrating the Fiesta de la Matanza day. This day allows visitors to learn how sausages and other meat products used to be made, for which local women recreate the traditional methods with ancient tools. There is a local saying that goes, “Del cerdo, hasta los andares”, and the reality is that absolutely every part of the pig is used as it is all so good, especially if it has been reared in and around the village.
-21st Trip to Almeria city. Price €29pp includes Guided tour & coach fare.
All our trips include the driver’s gratuity of €1.
Pick ups in Algarrobo, Torre del Mar and the A1 Garden Centre
For more information contact Gail on 951067723, by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page FB Link

 

Fun Quiz: Quiz at Mar de Bien, Penoncillo on Thursday 30th January at 6.30pm. Come along and join the fun. any questions phone Molly 605817975

 

Seita & Friends band: Playing tunes from the movies on Wed 29 Jan at 7p.m.! You’re more than welcome to spend a lovely evening in magical silver screen feeling! Table reservations: +34 646 111 203.
Restaurant Kukko. Av. de los Boliches 4. Tickets 10 €. See you there!
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Festival de Blues de Málaga: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9 PM – 11:30 PM
Featuring James Amstrong & Susan Santos.
La Cochera Cabaret, Avenida de los Guindos 19, 29004 Málaga FB Link

 

Rock of the Ages: Perform live Fri 14 Feb, €5. VALENTINE’S NIGHT, at the Olive Tree, Coin. A great night to be had, no slushy mushy stuff, just hard Rock!
(dont leave it to the last minuite to get your tickets as u may not get in )
Maria Zambrano No. 17, Coín 29100 +34 952 45 25 54

 

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center.
Beautiful pine coffee table with glass top. Pine top green legs. Measurements Width 60cms Depth 45cms Height 52cms. Price 55€
-Matching TV unit. Measurements Width 80.50cms Depth 45cms Height 70cms Price 65€
-Pine hanger organizer with drawer. Measurement Width 40.50cms Depth 41cms Height 123cms.Price 75€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Glass topped steel framed coffee table, 120 X 60 X 47 Price 35€ Competa. It may be possible to deliver. A nice table
Telephone David 666 88 66 11

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Power Rower 240, 2 Sport Rowing Machine in outdoor condition, works well, 50e.
-Solid Cross-Trainer in outdoor condition, works well, 50e.
Neither monitors are working but someone with a bit of technical knowledge might be able to get them going.
-Wondercore Smart in good condition, great for exercising the whole body helping to get a strong core, 20e.
Or 100e for all three items. Email for photos.
Torrox-Costa. Linda 648119401.
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For Sale, 3 items:
-4 pine high back chairs 35 euros for all 4
-Solomon ski boots. Mens (blue) UK size 9 Ladies (purple) UK size 5,5.5. 30 euros each pair or 50 euros for both pairs. Bags included.
IKEA bedside table 10 euros
John, Competa area, near kilometer 5 on Torrox Road.
Telephone 663 578 150 or 615 880 324.

 

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Thank you to Archgrove Services: I’d like to thank Steve and Gail of Archgrove Services for their wonderful service. Not only did they expertly pack all of our belongings (they brought their own sturdy packaging materials), they then transported everything 2,640km to our home in the North of England exactly when they said they would. Steve and Gail were absolutely professional, caring about every little detail, efficient, extremely personable and the cost was surprisingly reasonable. For months I’d been dreading what had seemed like a daunting task but these lovely people made it all very easy. I’d thoroughly recommend them; thanks guys! (Look in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue for Archgrove’s contact info. -Ed.)
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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

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

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 1525 Monday, Jan. 27th 2020

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Live Irish Folk with Brendan & Alex: Tuesday 28 Jan, 9pm.
Bea’s Postamt – Torrox
Av. Europa, Blq 80, 29793 Torrox  FB Link

 

U2, Depeche Mode & The Cure Tribute by Green Covers in Málaga: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 9 PM – 1 AM.
París15 Club, Calle de la Orotava, 27, 29006 Málaga, Spain
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Bill Bailey’s new show “Larks in Transit” comes to the Costa del Sol: Thursday, March 5th. 8:30pm.
Auditorio Municipal Príncipe de Asturias
Calle Pedro Navarro Bruna, s/n – Recinto Ferial,
29620 Torremolinos Tel. +34 952 05 02 93
The beginning of 2020 sees Bill taking the show to yet more European destinations. “Larks in Transit” is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, he tackles politics, philosophy, the pursuit of happiness, death metal, ringtones and an excruciating encounter with Paul McCartney. Two decades of life as a comic filtered through what the Daily Telegraph calls ‘the brainiest comic of his generation’.
€35 General admission.
Info & Tickets at https://billbailey.co.uk/live/

 

Natterbox: Hi Digamites, Somebody recently told me that it is unlucky to wish people a Happy New Year too long after January 1st, so, just in case, this is NOT a New Years’ greeting!
In November last year, I started a group called ‘Natterbox’, which I described as ‘a short cut to friendships’. Since then, we have had several enjoyable evenings together where we have met up simply to ‘have a good old natter’, what might also be called the ‘art of good conversation’.
Natterbox is an informal group, with no regular meetings, no fixed topics or agendas, to be used by members to meet up spontaneously, in pairs or more, whenever the fancy takes them. So, if for instance you arrive in Spain only to find that few of your existing friends are around at that moment, you would be able to contact people in the Natterbox WhatsApp group to see if they fancy a coffee or a copa! Or perhaps several people you know have decided to return to their home country, and you would like to get to know others, then this may appeal to you.
Our members are currently equally divided between living in Nerja & Torrox, so get-togethers have so far centred around either of those locations. As more people join who might live in other areas, we may choose to venture to other parts.
Please contact me to express interest, & tell me a little about yourself, including where you are based in Spain.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Jennifer Day
jennifer at jday dot eu

 

The Killer Rockets: Friday, January 31, 2020 at midnight
New Eagle Pass, Calle Martínez Catena, 18, 29640 Fuengirola
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Pablo’s Cafe: Now open from late morning to early evenings. German / Spanish theme. Plate of the day, regular menu, snacks and beverages. Indoor and terrace seating with a sea view. BLQ 80 bajo, Torrox Costa, next door to the Greek Casita Restaurant.

 

Phil Collins – tribute: Wednesday, 18th March.
La Sala, Puerta Banus
Tel: 952 81 41 45
Bookings must be made directly with the venue

 

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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: New sash window. Sash window with wonderful georgian bars, UPVC, self imported from the UK, Brand new.
Unfortunately, we ordered the wrong size. The size is 120cm * 120 cm.
We paid 500 GBP and asking now only 400,00 EUR.
The window is ready to be picked up in Sayalonga.
Contact: Bernd Martin at 608 517 661

 

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Chiropractor: Would anyone who has experience of Chiropractor Knudd Bryrjalsen please contact Bill/Torrox on
Email: torrox1000 at gmail dot com

 

News & Articles

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The world mourns the death of NBA Star Kobe Bryant: Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among several people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bryant was 41.
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28569415/the-nba-world-mourns-death-kobe-bryant

 

SmileDirectClub- Teeth Straightening System: This company, with a large Facebook presence, says it will fix your smile. It may shush you if it doesn’t. At $1,850, the products are cheaper than braces, and get mixed reviews. “When some of the customers requested refunds, SmileDirectClub asked them to sign the confidentiality provision. The agreement prohibited the customers from telling anyone about the refund and required them to delete negative social media comments and reviews…”. In addition to linking confidentiality to refunds, the company sued the parent of the popular website Lifehacker.com last year for defamation and libel over an article that outlined the risks of its products. If you have considered this system you should read this article:
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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

Taxi
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/
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DigameXtra No. 1524 Sunday, Jan. 26th 2020

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Kick’em Jenny & the Real Untameds at El Bar de Las Motos:
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 5:30 PM
On Sunday, February 2, we present Jenny Giglio, one of those artists from the Rockin ‘scene who leaves no one indifferent.
Whoever has seen it act will fully understand the description we will make of it. Wild, daring, dazzling, sexy…A real Rockabilly volcano. Showing on the stage an attitude similar to what many define as “Rockabilly Rules”, hoarse voice, reminiscent of the matchless Wanda Jackson, a well-beaten acoustic guitar and a nearby beer. In their performances they play both their own songs composed by her, as well as a cast of the best of “obscure rockabilly”.
Not surprisingly, his artistic nickname is taken from an active underwater volcano near the Island of Granada, in the West Indies, the “Kick’ em Jenny ”. Do not miss it, as always, in the best atmosphere, at El Bar de Las Motos. We wait for you.
Avenida Tivoli, 3 (1,329.13 mi), Benalmádena 29631
+34 951132051 FB Link

 

The Arts Society Nerja:
has the pleasure to invite you to a fully illustrated lecture
Copenhagen – City of the Future
by Rafael Anderson, architect
Tuesday, 28 January at 18.00
Centro. Cultural, C/Granada, Nerja
Guests welcome; €10
anneduse@yahoo.se

 

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Get in touch today!
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DoctorLaptop’s Tips #80:
-Parents Need To Know About Tiktok: Why don’t kids use Facebook anymore? Oh, they may when they know you are watching. As soon as you’re gone they switch. Besides the rebelous attitude of “I don’t wanna be like my parents” and “Facebook is for Boomers”, the real reason is they don’t want their parents cyber-stalking them by monitoring their FB posts. Kids were using Instagram and Snapchat for their parent-free social media and messaging in recent years. Some parents caught on. Now the kids are moving to TikTok, a site where they can message each other and share 15-60 second video clips (remember their attention spans) free of parental control. Unfortunately there are dangers, adult content and creepy strangers lurking. Kids may take chances meeting new people if it gains them more “followers” and “builds their on-line presence.”  You need to educate yourself and speak with them regarding Tiktok. Please visit this website so you know exactly what risks your children may be exposed to.
https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/esafety-news/tik-tok-app-safety-what-parents-need-to-know/
-Toshiba laptop owners. Toshiba recently sold it’s laptop division to Sharp Corp. as part of a settlement resulting from a huge 2015 corporate scandal. Toshiba laptops are now re-branded as Dynabook. The official Toshiba laptop website address now redirects you to the Dynabook website. Reference: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14168/dynabook-the-new-name-of-toshibas-pcs
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Unusual 3 deep drawer shoe chest of drawers in natural pine. Each drawer has a shelf allowing two rows per drawer. Measurements are :- H 126 cms. W 87 cms. D 25 cms. Has not been varnished or waxed so would look super painted. Price €65
More pics on request. Sandra/Velez Malaga
sandra.hendey@gmail.com or 619471301.

 

Wanted: Two recliners or sun beds required for terrace please to enjoy the sun when it comes! Will collect.
Peter/Frigiliana +44 7465 848855

 

News & Articles

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Frigiliana resident videos a fox: While foxes are not rare in the area, seeing one is. Supposedly a video on the Spanish Diario SUR Facebook page shows the fox running down steps before being startled by car headlights, turning round and running back up. (I couldn’t find the video, just this photo. -Ed.) Photo:Facebook
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202001/24/frigiliana-resident-captures-video-20200124102822-v.html

 

Discount Train Tickets: Tickets for Spain’s new low-cost high-speed rail service, known as AVLO, will go on sale for as little as €5 a ticket on Monday. The cut-price offer from state operator Renfe will last for 10 days, with a thousand tickets available each day.
The tickets will cover the popular Madrid to Barcelona route, and will be available for travel between April 6 and August 31. Once the initial offer is over, the prices of AVLO tickets will range between €10 and €60 per journey, depending on the route required, demand and whether the tickets are bought in advance. Young travelers under the age of 14 who are accompanied by an adult will pay just €5 for their tickets. https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/01/23/inenglish/1579790418_520775.html
Tickets will be available for purchase on the AVLO website,
https://avlorenfe.com/bienvenido.html

 

Churches / Worship

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in Nerja, or are visiting the Nerja area, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ The King in Nerja. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea or coffee & biscuits. Why not come along and make new friends, every Sunday at 10.30.
Prayer Meetings on Thursdays at 11.00.
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CN8qXQJUfms

 

Cornerstone International Church
Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am. Bible based, Non-Denominational Christian Church in Torre del Mar area of Malaga, Spain. A culturally diverse family of believers in Jesus Christ.
Cornerstone International Church, C/Solera 2, Local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar.
Whatsapp: +34.634540519
www.CornerstoneInternationalChurch.com

 

Puente Christian Fellowship
Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national Bible-believing community of Christians who meet in the church’s meeting room each Sunday at 11 am to worship the Lord. The church hall is underneath Maroma Immobilaria, Puente Don Manuel Cruce de Periana – 29713.
The location and directions of how to find us are on our
website: https://evangelicalchurchelpuente.com

 

Welcome to the services of the Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar:
Our parish seeks to serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of the mainly English-speaking community in Nerja, Almuñécar, and surrounding area. It is our commitment to draw them into a closer relationship with God and his church. We are kindly offered the use of local Roman Catholic churches.
Sunday Eucharist Services
Almuñécar
9.30 am – Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Fishermen’s Chapel). This small chapel is situated towards the western end of the beach and set back near the Chinasol Hotel and seafront. There is a Eucharist every Sunday from November through to March, and there is a Eucharist service on every alternative Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in April, May, September and October). There are no services during the hot summer months of June, July and August.
Nerja
12.00 noon – Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Andalucía. There is a Eucharist service at this time throughout the year. The church is within easy walking distance of the first large roundabout as you drive into town from the Malaga direction, by the bus station.
All further information regarding the parish and the weekly services is to be found on our website – www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk
If you wish to contact us directly, the e-mail is; cofenerja@gmail.com
The Revd Nigel Thomas, Priest in Charge

 

Church Services in English, Cómpeta:
-Normal Services at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar.
Our thanks, as ever, to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga
Enquiries to the Rector of the Congregation of St. Barnabas:
952 03 04 61

 

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DigameXtra No. 1523 Saturday, Jan. 25th 2020

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Cinema In English – January 24th to 30th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
https://www.cinesur.com/es/cine/el-ingenio
-Dark Waters – Dir. Todd Haynes. With Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway. Weekdays 16:30 Sat/Sun 12:00, 16:30.
-Dolittle – Dir. Todd Haynes. With Robert Downey Jnr, Antonio Banderas. Sat/Sun 12:05; Mon/Tue/Thu 17:05, 19:15, 21:25.
-JoJo Rabbit – Dir. Taika Waititi. With Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell. Weekdays 15:50, 22:30; Sat/Sun 12:25, 15:50, 22:30.
-1917 – Dir. Sam Mendes. With George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman. Daily 20:05.
-Bad Boys For Life – Dir. Adil El Arbi. With Will Smith, Martin Lawrence. Daily 22:30.
-For opera lovers, there will be a screening of Puccini’s La Boheme live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This will be on Wednesday 29th at 20:45.
-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 28th they will be screening JoJo Rabbit (19:40), Dolittle (22:10), and Dark Waters (20:15). (Thanks Doug. -Ed.)

 

Red Mick: Tribute to Simply Red. Sunday March 8 7pm, €15. The Danish Club, Paseo Maritimo, Torre del Mar.
Info&Tix: maddie@costa-events.com ; 686 722 349

 

The Fat Fajita, coming events: Our season starts again on Monday 3 February and our first weekend, as always, coincides with the Torremolinos Rockin’ Race.
We are looking forward to seeing all our regular musicians and customers, if you are reading this and have never been, this is the time, great music, colourful outfits and a great bunch of friendly people, and not forgetting, a great venue, welcoming staff and mouth watering food!
-Fri 7 Feb: 3pm Dave Phillips & the Hot Rod Gang. 6pm The Howling Ramblers
-Sat 8 Feb: 3pm Hot Clocer Club. 7pm Ric Arlandi
-Sun 9 Feb: 3pm The Prairie Sinners
Calle Salvador Allende, 58, Torremolinos 29620 FB Link

 

Aire Flamenco: Live at La Lola Taperia’s 1st anniversary party. Sunday, 26Jan. Beers, tapas, drinks and to move the body the performance of Aire Flamenco. Pl Gloria Fuertes 7, La Cala del Moral (Rincon) Tel 691 50 19 81 FB Link

 

La Vaqueria: Valentines Day Brunch. Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Serve yourselves from our Romantic Brunch Buffet for just 21 euros per couple. Enjoy a mimosa in our beautiful garden or charming interior. A tranquile day to remember. FB Link
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Leave Spain 28th January – Arrive UK 2nd February.
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Removals & light haulage company that have scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at approximately the same time every month.
We can add too or amend these dates if viable.
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We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and South Wales in UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander / Portsmouth / Plymouth Ferry.
Also if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase off internet sites ie Amazon, furniture world, eBay etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox area.
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Horse Riding: Andale Horse Riding. Nerja beach, Sierra Almijara Mountains and Tapas Ride. Open every day. Beach and Mountain Trail rides for all abilities and ages, we have miniature ponies for children from age 3yrs and upwards. Also lessons. Pony Club at weekends. Pago Castillo Alto, 22E, 29780 Nerja, Málaga Call / WhatsApp 671 229 762. Map: Map Link  Website: http://www.andaleridingcentre.com/home.html

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center:
-2 matching natural bedside lockers with new handles Measurements Width 48cms Depth 33cms Height 59cms Price 55€ each ( sold has a pair)
-Stunning sideboard stripped back to natural with chalk paint waxed with new white porcelain knobs. Measurements Width 195cms Depth 40cms. Height 85cms Price 260€
-Very creative up cycled square coffee table .Natural wood with colored chalk pebbles waxed. Measurements Width 58cms Depth 58cms Height 46cms Price 115€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
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For Sale: A beautiful 3D picture. 69 x.59 cm. 20 Euros. Money to the AARP shop in Torre del Mar. mobile 664 867 353, on whatapp. Gina. La Vinuela.
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For Sale: As new Stannah Lift installed 6 months ago on 12 tread staircase. Reason for sale returning to UK. Can be available from first week of March. 2000 Euros ono
Contact Richard 659458020 Herradura area.

 

Accommodation Offered: Does anyone in “Digame Land“ know an easy going native Spanish speaker who would like short term accommodation in my house overlooking the sea at Torrox Costa ?
The free accommodation would be in exchange for Spanish Conversation with me everyday so I can improve my intermediate Spanish. It might interest a young person who wants to become a teacher or an older person who likes to talk and wants company and a change of scenery. Animal lovers and non smokers please .
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BREAKING: Deadly coronavirus reaches Europe with France confirming 2 cases.
The first was in Bordeaux while the second was in a suburb of Paris.
What is the coronavirus?
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are common worldwide and can cause mild to moderate diseases in people and in some instances be fatal.
Coronaviruses are types of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tract of mammals, including humans. They are associated with the common cold, pneumonia and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and can also affect the gut. According to health studies, patients who present symptoms that include fever, a cough, shortness of breath and muscle pain should seek medical help immediately.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/24/breaking-deadly-coronavirus-reaches-europe-with-france-confirming-2-cases/

 

UK Driver Licences Info: In the event BREXIT goes ahead, the UK will no longer belong to the European Union, so that all traffic agreements within the framework of the EU will no longer be valid for citizens of the UK. Among other things, this means that the permissions from the UK will only be valid for driving in Spain during the first 9 months of the BREXIT, provided they are in force.
If you want to continue driving in our country, you must make an exchange (approval), renewal or replacement of your permission by one Spanish equivalent, must deliver the original.
The DGT launches a protocol that you can make the exchange, renewal or replacement of your permission in the UK for the Spanish equivalent in the same preconditions to the BREXIT, without having to wait for the signing of a new agreement between countries or having to obtain a new Spanish driving license.
For this you must be holder of a driving license in the UK, have habitual residence in Spain and submit the application before the January 31, 2020. Thus, whatever happens that day, you guarantee that we address you to make the exchange of your license for a period of 9 months from the date of the BREXIT.
At the time of the proceedings will be withdrawn the original permit and give you a provisional permit (paper, only good in Spain). Approximately within a month and a half have your final permit.
Remember: You must perform extraordinary redemption request, renovació or replacement before the January 31, 2020.
Source: https://sede.dgt.gob.es/es/permisos-de-conducir/canje-permisos/canje-permisos-extranjeros/canje-renovacion-sustitucion-uk/index.shtml#

 

Malaga Monsoon Threatens Goya Awards: The Goya Awards, to be held in Malaga Saturday afternoon, is overshadowed by the threat of torrential rain.
And the forecast is that until the very end of the day, the bad weather will continue. The Spanish Agency of Meteorology (Aemet) activated a yellow alert for the Costa del Sol, Guadalhorce and Malaga. The alert is maintained since yesterday when the Orange alert was activated for up to 30 litres per square metre in one hour, and the emergency plan was activated for the area.
Although icy temperatures are expected, inside the Jose Maria Martin Carmena Sports Palace the temperature will be charged with several musical shows ready to ignite the atmosphere. Among them, Antonio Banderas who will bring his musical A Chorus Line to the gala. Also performing will be Britain’s Jamie Cullum, Ana Mena, Rayden, Amaia and Celia Flores amongst others.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/24/malaga-monsoon-threatens-goya-awards-in-spains-costa-del-sol/

 

Freak storm causes traffic chaos and leaves Malaga residents knee-deep in hailstones: At around 6.45am heavy rain and thunder and lightning gave way to hailstones that settled where they fell, covering streets, parks and beaches in white.
In Limonar, a residential area east of the city centre, the hailstones formed a layer of up to 30 centimetres deep, bringing traffic to a standstill and preventing residents from leaving their homes. Photo:GERMÁN POZO
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202001/24/freak-storm-causes-traffic-20200124095740.html

Pets

Abandoned cats: Can anyone help please? A neighbour recently died from a heart attack. She left 8 young cats and kittens which were then left to fend for themselves. during the last storms I gave them food and made a warm dry shelter for them to sleep and shelter from the cold and biting winds. Two of the kittens were tiny and undernourished and one had lost an eye, but I managed to nurse them to health. Three needed treatment for parasites and are now cured. These little creatures are now healthy and fît and deserve to be in loving homes. I have to leave Spain very soon, and am desperate to change their situation. Are there any Digamites who can help in any way? Thank you in anticipation.
Laurence. Tel : 622 922 131. Benajarafe.

 

Churches / Worship

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in Nerja, or are visiting the Nerja area, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ The King in Nerja. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea or coffee & biscuits. Why not come along and make new friends, every Sunday at 10.30.
Prayer Meetings on Thursdays at 11.00.
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
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Cornerstone International Church
Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am. Bible based, Non-Denominational Christian Church in Torre del Mar area of Malaga, Spain. A culturally diverse family of believers in Jesus Christ.
Cornerstone International Church, C/Solera 2, Local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar.
Whatsapp: +34.634540519
www.CornerstoneInternationalChurch.com

 

Puente Christian Fellowship
Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national Bible-believing community of Christians who meet in the church’s meeting room each Sunday at 11 am to worship the Lord. The church hall is underneath Maroma Immobilaria, Puente Don Manuel Cruce de Periana – 29713.
The location and directions of how to find us are on our
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Welcome to the services of the Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar:
Our parish seeks to serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of the mainly English-speaking community in Nerja, Almuñécar, and surrounding area. It is our commitment to draw them into a closer relationship with God and his church. We are kindly offered the use of local Roman Catholic churches.
Sunday Eucharist Services
Almuñécar
9.30 am – Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Fishermen’s Chapel). This small chapel is situated towards the western end of the beach and set back near the Chinasol Hotel and seafront. There is a Eucharist every Sunday from November through to March, and there is a Eucharist service on every alternative Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in April, May, September and October). There are no services during the hot summer months of June, July and August.
Nerja
12.00 noon – Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Andalucía. There is a Eucharist service at this time throughout the year. The church is within easy walking distance of the first large roundabout as you drive into town from the Malaga direction, by the bus station.
All further information regarding the parish and the weekly services is to be found on our website – www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk
If you wish to contact us directly, the e-mail is; cofenerja@gmail.com
The Revd Nigel Thomas, Priest in Charge

 

Church Services in English, Cómpeta:
-Normal Services at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar.
Our thanks, as ever, to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga
Enquiries to the Rector of the Congregation of St. Barnabas:
952 03 04 61

 

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Weekly Markets
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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

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

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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
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Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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DigameXtra No. 1522 Friday, Jan. 24th 2020

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Antoni Arco, leading member of El Puchero del Hortelano, returns to Malaga: Currently touring to support his second album, Antoni will be performing with his backing band at the Garage (Cochera) Cabaret in Malaga City on Saturday February 8 from 9.30pm. Tickets cost from €15 to €17 online which includes booking fee. Avenida de los Guindos nº19 – 952 246 668
https://www.lacocheracabaret.com/evento/arco-2/
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Johnny G’s Soul & Motown Magic Party: Sat Feb 1st. Also featuring Melissa Carver, the Soul Sisters Regan Walker and Eva Lloyd and two surprise guests!
This show has all the winning ingredients! €18
To book: please visit our website https://www.salonvarietestheatre.com/product/johnny-g-soul-motown-magic-sat-1st-feb-prod/
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.

 

The Ultra Music Festival (UML): It is one of the most important electronic music festivals worldwide, which takes place every year in Miami, Florida.
UML will visit Spain to present its Ultra Beach and Resistance shows in Fuengirola as part of the Marenostrum collection Fuengirola on June 13.
Tickets cost €54 for ordinary entry and €140 for VIP entry online.
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Indian Music Live every Friday: 8-11pm. Sai Indian Restaurant, Calle Torremolinos no’ 3. la Cala de Mijas, 29649 Mijas
Reservations suggested. Tel. +34 951 25 44 01 FB Link

 

Book Club Nerja: The Book Club of Nerja , already in its 8th year, wishes all avid readers a Happy New Year! Would you like to make new friends, read great books, and see what we are all about? We are a group of International women, who meet once a month at The Teteria Zaidin, calle Granada 16. We do not advertise often, as our group is large, but we would welcome you in the New Year ! Next meeting is this coming Saturday, at 14.00 hrs (2 pm.) For more info call Patty @ 693373530.

 

Organic and Artesan Market this Saturday 25th January: Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming you to the Eco Market which will take place on Saturday 25th January in the Mercado de San Francisco in Vélez Málaga, a beautiful covered market. so a great place to visit even when the weather is bad. (Location http://tiny.cc/5xwqez )
A great range of stalls with organic products and quality artisan crafts, including new stalls ( cheese, chili sauces and more) Pop in for stroll through the market and don’t forget to leave time for sampling some food or drinks from the restaurants and bars.
There is parking underneath the market here http://tiny.cc/7swqez or nearby, behind the old bus station here http://tiny.cc/xuwqez, about a 5 minute walk to the old town.

 

Mums tearoom valentines: With Valentine’s Day not too far off how about thinking of treating you, your other half or some friends to an afternoon tea at mums for a bit of special time together. Drop us a message if you would like to book.
Afternoon tea for 2 = €20, add €5 for cava. Book thru FB.
Looking forward to seeing you! Av El Faro, Torrox costa, tel 649 718 745

 

HonkyTonk Cats: Sat. 25th, El Camarote, Caleta de Velez, 13:30hs
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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: A Happy New Year from Casa Magel to all our past and future guests.
Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
We are now taking bookings for the new year and spring breaks.
-Our ever popular 2 night stay with breakfast and 1 evening 3 course meal for 2 with wine is still available at a cost of 120€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
-3 nights stay with breakfast, I evening 3-course meal for 2 with wine and an evening of tapas in a local bar at a cost of 175€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
Our rooms are nicely decorated and furnished and with comfy beds.
We have a large garden and an Andalucian fully fitted kitchen area with BBQ and comfortable outside space for our guests to use. Large pool in season.
There are lots to do in the area, walk the famous Camino Del Rey, visit the beautiful Ardales lakes.
Antequera is a must to visit, a beautiful town with 27 churches, the most for a town in Spain.
The rock formations at El Torcal is an unforgeable sight.
We are close to an organic Bodega where you can have a tour with tapas for 20€ per person or add an extra 15€ per person and finish with 3-course lunch with wine, all in all, a great experience.
The house is lovely, the food is yummy, the hosts are friendly and welcoming and the views and sunsets are amazing
You can book extra nights for 55€ per room.
Looking for that perfect present for that special person, well here it is.
We can provide personalised vouchers, for birthdays, anniversaries or just to treat someone.
Contact Casa Magel at casamagel@yahoo.com
website http://www.casamagel.com or
ring 722879503/ 632298062.
We get booked up quite quickly so don’t miss out on that special date.

 

Malagalingo: Are you going to do something NEW this year?
Come with us to have FUN while learning SPANISH
-less struggle, more joy > you’ll speak Spanish at last
-conversational approach
-also if your are just passing through
-single lessons for conversation from 5€
-relaxed and fun atmosphere. On our outdoor terrace when the weather is nice
-certified native Spanish teachers
-in Torrox Costa. Very simple and free parking always available
-also Skype or Whatsapp lessons
-Golden Club 50+ students aged
-you are invited to attend your first lesson for FREE!!!
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Cullens Supermarket: New deli section now open. All your favorite UK products. Free local home delivery.
Castilla Perez 58, Nerja. www.cullens.shop

 

Hand painted signage and murals: Hand painted signage and murals done by a professional artist. For more information contact Helené on phone 601631120, whatsapp or email heldupreez@gmail.com

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“We have medication that prevents breast cancer, yet nobody uses it”: “In Spain we have good basic research, but that is not an end in itself, it has to help patients”. Spanish oncology expert Miguel Martín wants to see state-funded research in treatments that the pharmaceutical industry ignores because they are not financially profitable. Full story: https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/01/22/inenglish/1579714340_349801.html

Expect a wave of fake Microsoft tech-service scam contacts: If you have ever contacted Microsoft for support in the past 14 years, your technical query, along with some personally identifiable information might have been compromised.
Microsoft today admitted a security incident that exposed nearly 250 million “Customer Service and Support” (CSS) records on the Internet due to a misconfigured server containing logs of conversations between its support team and customers. By having real sensitive case information and email addresses of affected customers in hand, the leaked data could be abused by tech-support scammers to trick users into paying for non-existent computer problems by impersonating Microsoft support representatives.
https://thehackernews.com/2020/01/microsoft-customer-support.html

Spain’s Malaga Clínico ER Slammed For Keeping Patients Waiting For Up To 58 Hours: A typical conflict. Patients, workers and unions claim the system has “collapsed”, the management denies everything. Who to believe?
After these criticisms came to light, the SAS (Andalusian Health Service) decided to facilitate 42 more beds and reinforce the emergency care of the hospital with 25 more workers.
But for CSIF (The Independent Trade Union and Officials’ Central for the Autonomous Union of Andalusia) both the extra 42 beds and additional staff at the Clínico fell short observing that “In the early hours of this Wednesday there were already seven stretchers in the corridors.”
Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/22/spains-malaga-clinico-er-slammed-for-keeping-patients-waiting-for-up-to-58-hours/

Ayahuasca and toad venom fueled retreats gain popularity in Spain: An inside look at the drug-fueled “personal growth” weekends being provided at a Madrid villa. In a villa in Fuente el Saz de Jarama, in the northeast of the Madrid region, an “inner evolution retreat” run by a group known as the Inner Mastery International takes place. The retreat promises to bring about “personal transformation” with the help of ayahuasca (an entheogenic brew from the Amazon basin) as well as kambó and bufo alvarius, two types of toad venom. https://elpais.com/elpais/2020/01/16/inenglish/1579178551_774948.html

 

Pets

Lost dog: Urgent – beppo (piccolo) lost in the canillas de aceituno and archez area Cómpeta. Only 4 months old and chipped to apa NERJA. RAÍA have been informed.
His new family are waiting for him in Germany on Friday.
Please everyone share
It is a young dog and used to being with a family, he can’t have gone far.
It’s the white and black dog in the photo. Bodeguero type.
Please contact me if you have seen or know anyone who is guarding a dog like this
Sue Kiff / Torrox, gipsy48@yahoo.com

 

Nerja needs a dog shelter:
Let’s  write to the Mayor of Nerja, Señor José Alberto Armijo, and make this a massive campaign. All of us know that a Refuge is needed in Nerja as well as detest the policy of using Don Animal, the killing place the town hall uses at present to deal with the abandoned animal situation. If you act in whatever way please post on the Nerja Dog blog under Sue’s post please – search refuge or shelter and that will find it.
There are many ways to support us in our quest to realise our goal of a new refuge centre – please do all of them if you can, the more correspondence he receives the more he will have to take notice, even repeat your efforts every week/2weeks… we need to get together and show our strength of feeling:
-Write to him: Don J A Armijo, El Ayuntamiento, Nerja 27980, Málaga, España
-Post something on his Facebook Page: José Alberto Armijo
-Sign our petition in our charity shop / vets / other outlets / ask for a or download and print a petition sheet to get signatures, spares will be put in the APA charity shop
-Talk about the campaign, spread the word…then talk some more
Here are some thoughts to support your correspondence and if you do correspond please “speak from your heart” and be polite, it’s powerful:
-Your experiences of abandoned animals in and around Nerja
-How you think a refuge would support Nerja, especially around tourism – this is on his pre-election manifesto – “boost/promote basic municipal services (cleaning, gardens, beaches) to stop the deterioration of tourism of Nerja” he says
-How a refuge would support the promotion of Nerja around the world, could be the first in Malaga province to be supported by the administration
-How we could support the work of the Town Hall – education around neutering, dog mess, pet care.
-How we support the residents of Nerja by using our network of volunteers to find their lost animals, we are very successful here
-How you want the abhorrent use of the Perrera (kennels) stopped, the monies at present diverted to a more humane way of dealing with the situation – a real plus for those of us from North Europe as well as Spain so subsequently tourism
-Promotion of a neutering programme in the future
-Nerja to be an example of showing animal respect, they all have a soul/ seen as sentient beings, not objects according the European directive of 2017
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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

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DigameXtra No. 1521 Thursday, Jan. 23rd 2020

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Beethoven Concerts: This year is the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven and there are a number of events taking place in the region  to celebrate his music. Full details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/22/celebrating-the-birth-of-beethoven-on-the-costa-del-sol-spain/

 

Free Latin Dance class: Fuengirola Town Council will hold a free Latin dance class on February 7 in the Plaza de la Constitución as part of the “Vive Fuengirola con Amor” program. Two classes are planned; the first at 7:00 p.m. and the second after 8:00 p.m. Tel. +34 952 58 93 00

 

Photographic competitions: There will be two photographic competitions organised by the Fuengirola Department of Culture and Youth running on social media and inspired by Valentine’s Day.
Entries for both competitions have to be loaded onto Facebook or Instagram between February 7 and 16 together with hashtag #ViveFuengirolaConAmor.
Full details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/22/live-fuengirola-with-love-photographic-competition-on-costa-del-sol-spain/

 

Early Spring Ball feat. Ricky Lavazza: Feb 21, 7:30pm. You only have a few weeks to book your ticket for the event of the year! Ladies don’t you just love the opportunity to get all dressed up in your posh frock!
We also have a maximum number of tickets so don’t delay, contact either Sue on 680 407 894 or Barbara on 616 264 067, or come along to Meson Sara in Puente don Manuel, to make your booking every Friday between 12.00 to 13.00.
Come & join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening with one of the Costa del Sol’s best know singers.

 

Legends Bar: Texas Ken, Sat. Feb 8th 2pm.
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G
Torre Del Mar, Andalucia, Spain 29740 FB Link

 

Casa Grande Nerja: Saturday the 25th, The great Silver Beats! A fantastic Beatles tribute band, best on the coast. Pre order for food, or bar tickets available, free tapas with every drink in the bar.
Bar tickets 5 € incl a glass of wine or a beer.
Dinner tickets 17,50 € incl a glass of wine or a beer.
Doors open at 7, music around 8.30.
Welcome to a great night!  FB Link

 

Billy Preacher live gig: Sat 25Jan 7pm, free entry. Meson la Terraza, c/Baja 80, Torrox Pueblo. Reservations 621 2130 72

 

Manilva Pride “Got Talent”: Apply today. Event date Feb 15 8pm, Mirror Mirror Lounge Bar, Puerto de la Duquesa. To apply send details by email to manilvapride@gmail.com

 

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Mosaic and Mosaic Table Workshop at Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden:
There are still two places available for the upcoming Mosaic and Mosaic Table Workshop on Wednesday 5th February.
Please contact us for details and table options.
No experience needed – you’ll leave with your own beautiful creation!
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Jete, Granada. 609 706 210

 

Dog Training Classes are resumed – Sunday Mornings: Finally, Wendy and I are in a position to resume normal Canine Training activities!
We are both eager to resume our Canine Activities and extend our sincerest apologies to any client who may have been inconvenienced by our short, health based absence.
Wendy will be on duty, as normal, at 365 Veterinary Centre, Velez Malaga, on Sunday next ( 26th) at 10am for Beginners Obedience and 11.30am for Advanced Obedience 10€ per dog per class.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center:
-Beautiful chest of drawers with glass top. Measurements Width 142cms Depth 47cms. Height 70cms Price 125€
-Hi/low baby chair reclining seat 35€
-Beautiful decorative mirror length 116cms width 83 cms Price 65€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
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For Sale: Car. I am putting my little car up for sale as I’m relocating. It’s a bright red Seat Arosa. The car is 23 years old with only 55.000 on the clock there was only one other owner, an elderly couple who kept it in a garage for holiday use and ran up 20.000 kilometres. Since I’ve had it I’ve done 35.000 kilometres.
The car has only wear and tear scratches and no bumps.
It’s manual, Gasolina, (uses very little)
The car is used daily to get to and from work.
It has new tyres on the back, and is in clean condition.
There is a cigarette burn on the front passenger seat from one of my passengers but it is not a smokers car.
The price is 1200 euros o.n.o
Photos of the car both exterior and interior are available by whatsapp on 622122381 or by email jacquelinekayharrison@gmail.com
Jacqui Torrox

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Paella Set. Gasburner, 2 rings with legs, incl. tube and vaulve, like new and
brandnew Paella pan, 60 cm for 19 portions. Euro 43,00
-Gasheater, together with Cepsa Alu Gasbottle (empty). 2,5 KW, hardly used – works perfect. Euro 45,00
Michaela, Tel 676 786261 or MIC_Michel@web.de
Torre del Mar

 

SOLD: Log burner & flue for sale. Little used. 160 euros.
Roger/Velez Malaga.

 

News & Articles

TDT set to change in Malaga municipalities: On February 13, some of the Spanish digital television system TDT channels will stop broadcasting on their old frequencies in 77 Malaga municipalities.
As of that date, anybody wishing to access this service will have to retune their televisions with their remote controls.
All of the information about the change of frequencies of the TDT is available online on http://www.televisiondigital.es or on these helplines: 901201004 and 910889879. Full details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/22/costa-del-sol-news-tdt-set-to-change-in-malaga-municipalities/

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
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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

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DigameXtra No. 1520 Wednesday, Jan. 22nd 2020

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Chinese New Year: This year it is on Saturday, January 25, 2020. That is the 4717th Chinese year. More precisely, 2020 is the Chinese Year of the White Male Metal Rat. This lunar year starts from January 25th, 2020 and ends on February 11th, 2021. One of the most famous traditional greetings for Chinese New Year is the Cantonese kung hei fat choi, literally ‘greetings, become rich’. In Mandarin that’s gongxi facai /gong-sshee faa-tseye/. Source: https://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2020/default.htm

 

Soul Train Party- Malaga Edition: Fri 7 Feb, 10pm. €10 adv / €15 door.
La Cochera Cabaret, Malaga. Featuring Cool Fore, a tribute to Kool & the Gang + Earth, Wind & Fire; and DJ Gottafunker.
https://lacocheraentradas.com/shows/details/172/fiesta-funky-soul-train

 

Donkey Rescue benefit: Donkey Dreamland Rescue Center. Sat Feb 1st. From 13:00h to 18:00h. Music by Constanza Jazz Quartet. Food by Munchies Smokehouse. Drinks from La Ola Brewing.
Location: Diseminado Atalaya, 144, 29650 Mijas, Málaga FB Link

 

Punk Festival: Sat 17 March 11pm. At Bloody Mary, Algeciras (San Garcia) FB Link

 

Anniversary Party Safari Lounge Beach: Next Thursday January 23th we have our anniversary and we want to celebrate it with a concert with all our customers. Performing are Deejay Worzel + Duo Golden.
Come celebrate with us! Starting at 15:00 p.m.
Sea Promenade of poniente s / n, Vélez-Málaga
info and bookings: 952 72 18 60  FB Link

 

26th Rockin’Race Jamboree: This Rockabilly event will be held at the Prince of Asturias Auditorium in Torremolinos from February 6 to 9 and promises to be a major musical event with more than 30 bands DJs and classic cars. Headlining acts are Robert Gordon (Rockabilly legend) & Darrel Higham (from UK band Kat Men) and The Doug Kershaw Band.
It’s a real rockabilly event that attracts audiences from all over Europe and the town of Torremolinos is the place to be seen if you like Beehive hairstyles, drapes, 50s fashion and American music.
There is a great five day offer at €80 per person to include a free cd although you can buy entry for single days but at €40 per person and be warned, Sunday tickets are already exhausted.
A number of the events take place in different parts of the town and there will be a limited number of market stalls offering a selection of goods in keeping with the event.
Auditorium Municipal Príncipe de Asturias
C/ Pedro Navarro Bruna, s/n – Recinto Ferial
2960 Torremolinos – Málaga (ESPAÑA)
We opened the sale of accommodations in the Hotel La Barracuda and tickets!
If you want to stay at the Festival Hotel, book your room now!
Hotel La Barracuda
Avda. de España, 1
2960 Torremolinos – Málaga (ESPAÑA)
https://rockinrace.com/

 

3rd Annual Festival Yoga Castillo at Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle: May 11-12. Featuring meditation, workshops, conferences, mindfulness, dance, fire shows, juggling and music. 68 professionals will teach 57 classes during 24 hours of programming in six incredible spaces in and around Sohail Castle.
Tickets for the general public are priced at five euros a day and children under 12 can come for free. They will be available at marenostrumfuengirola.com from Monday, January 20th and in the box office on the days of the festival.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/14/costa-del-sol-news-yoga-life-come-to-fuengirolas-sohail-castle/

 

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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.”

 

For Sale: Jersey Boys 1 ticket available. La Raqueta, Nerja
Saturday, January 25th from 7pm.
All tickets include a choice of main meal.
You are welcome to sit with us, we are 3 people
American, Swiss and German.
Original price was 20€, I’ll accept best offer.
Algarrobo-Costa Ingrid udahl@gmx.de

 

For Sale: Coffee table. Antique style solid wooden coffee table with three drawers underneath with circular metal handles. Very strong. Bought glass table to better suit the room. Dimensions: length 1.2 meters, width 0.95 meters, height 0.45meters. More pics available. €50 Amanda/Los Romanes loebenstein@yahoo.co.uk ; whatsapp: 0044 7889 666901

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Glass table, 140x80x50. 15 euro. Buyer collects. Bob/Torrox Campo. More pics on request.
-Two airline tickets Easyjet March 25, departure 15.30. From Malaga airport to Schiphol Amsterdam. 55 euros each including name change costs. Current price is 79 euros.
Email- Bobnolet@gmail.com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Page to View A4 UK Diary, surplus to requirement. Perfect condition, more pics on request. 5€
-Katia Duna cotton ribbon. Twelve of these beauties going for a song, 55mts-60 yds. 11 intact one has been wound. 12 euros if any of you ladies want them.
Polly/Caleta de Velez, can meet at the Vets or Aldi’s.
Contact 695 972 493 or
email madpip @ hotmail .co .uk

 

Recommendations

Mum’s Cafe & Tea Room: I would like to say a big thank you to Mum’s Cafe & Tea Room, Aveniada El Faro, Torrox who made a delicious birthday cake for me. Not only was it everything I had wanted but they also opened on their day off for me to collect and loaned me a carry box to transport it. Very highly recommended. Thank you again Gary & Andrew. Their contact number is 649 71 87 45.
Jenny, Torrox, jmainwood01 At gmail dOt com

 

Looking 4 Friends: Meetings in Nerja or Torre del Mar. Hello, I am a woman looking for Friends with similar hobbies or aspiration (between 40- 65 Years old). I visit the area once a week and I am looking forward to move to either of these towns so it will be fantastic to meet people to have a drink and share hobbies. I like gardening, cooking, eating tapas, hearing live music, karaoke, table games, playing pool and darts. I like to do arts and crafts. I like to visit nearby towns, too. If you have things in common and you think we could become Friends, Contact me. Chiqui/Torrox / tel. 658569.700 / email: chika2830 at hotmail dot com

 

News & Articles

Ozzy Osbourne breaks his silence on his battle with Parkinson’s disease: “It’s been terribly challenging for us all,” Osbourne told Roberts. “I did my last show New Year’s Eve at The Forum. Then I had a bad fall. I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my nerves.” That resulted in alternating numbness and “nerve pain” in his arms and legs for which he takes “nerve pills”.
To complicate the matters further, Osbourne revealed he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, “It’s PRKN 2,” said his wife, Sharon. “There’s so many different types of Parkinson’s; it’s not a death sentence by any stretch of the imagination, but it does affect certain nerves in your body. And it’s — it’s like you have a good day, a good day, and then a really bad day.”
https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/ozzy-osbourne-opens-parkinsons-diagnosis-family-helped-back/story?id=68416861

 

Pets

Lonely cat: I am a lonely elderly cat who has been abandoned. I am not used to living rough and I need someone to look after me for my last few years. I am not good looking but I am affectionate and love being cuddled.
I am in Canillas de Albaida now but can get transport to anywhere reasonable. Is there anyone out there who can help me please?
Thank you, Stumpy. Helen, Tel 952557863 or 629827242

 

Bouncer needs a home: Bouncer a 5 year old loving male dog needs someone to give him a home as he is being made homeless after this Friday. His injections are all up to date and he is chipped. He is a lovely boy and just needs a home where he he can be looked after and some nice walks. Please call me, Sheila/Velez Malaga on 640328051 for more information about Bouncer.

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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

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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

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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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