DigameXtra No. 1508 Friday, Jan. 10th 2020

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Mama Paula Blues Band: Sunday 12 January at La Cochera La Herradura 19.00h. Mama Paula, Marcelo Saenz Dr Karl, Nacho Blanco, and Terry Sheridan are The Mama Paula Blues Band. Simply the best! Tel. +34 692 03 78 23
Address- 45 Paseo Andrés Segovia, La Herradura 18697


Cinema In English – January 10th to 16th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
1917 – Dir. Sam Mendes. With George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman. Weekdays 16:25, 18:55 Sat/Sun 12:10, 16:25, 18:55.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Dir. JJ Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver. Mon/Tue/Thu 17:30, 20:30.
Richard Jewell – Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Paul Walter Hauser, Olivia Wilde. Tue 14th 18:45, 21:30.
-Little Women – Dir. Greta Gerwig. With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson. Tue 14th 18:45, 21:30.
-For ballet lovers, there will be a screening of Tchaikovsky´s Sleeping Beauty live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This will be on Thursday 16th at 20:15.
For those in the West of the region, Tuesday is VOSE day at Yelmo – Rincon De La Victoria (https://www.yelmocines.es/cartelera/malaga/rincon-de-la-victoria). On the 14th they will be screening Little Women (19:40), Richard Jewell (21:55), and 1917 (21:15).
(Thanks Doug. -Ed.)


HonkyTonk Cats: Happy new year! Here are our upcoming events for the month of
January. See you there!
-Fri. 10th, Bahia Beach, Torre del Mar, 22:00hs
-Sat. 25th, El Camarote, Caleta de Velez, 13:30hs
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Richard Ray Farrell: FRI 17th of January 8pm – Live at the Cultural Center / theatre in Nerja. FB Link


British singer songwriter Nick Garrie to makes rare appearance in Murcia Spain: Those who like relatively obscure British singer songwriters could do worse than catch an appearance by Nick Garrie on February 28 at La Yesería de Murcia as part of Microsonidos 2020 with entry costing €10.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/09/british-singer-songwriter-to-makes-rare-appearance-in-murcia-spain/


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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  Greek HouseNow Re-Opened! 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.


Last Intensive Christmas Spanish Course – BASIC Level – in Malagalingo
You’re still on time!! You’ll speak Spanish at last!!
Check the details below
Intensive Spanish Course – basic level – 18 hours
Basic Level
Dates: January 7 to 11
18 hours/week
-Tuesday 7> 12:00 to 16:00 p.m.
-Wednesday 8> 14:00 to 16:00 p.m.
-Thursday 9> 12:00 to 16:00 p.m.
-Friday 10> 9:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.
-Saturday 11> 9:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.
Price: 200€
Communicative and conversational method. Playful approach
Super-reduced groups (Maximum of 6 students)
On our outdoor terrace when the weather is nice
Golden Club 50+ Senior Students
Malagalingo contact info: Facebook: malagalingo
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493

(I did not receive an updated post so I am repeating last week’s post. Please contact Malagalingo directly for their latest offers. -Ed.)

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center.
-Chunky pine blanket box Measurements. Width 114cms Depth 45cms Height 51cms. Price 75€
-Beautiful upcycled stool 45€
-White rectangler table with 4 immaculate chairs. Measurements Length 125cms Width 75cms Price 125€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Ceiling fan. Now removed from ceiling. Fully operational.
Collect from torrox park 20 euro.
Contact paul 00447393 298063


For Sale, 3 items:
-2 x dining chairs @ 50 euros. Used but in good condition Pickup Torrox Campo
-2 x single bed frames  @ 20 euros. 180cm x 90cm Pickup Nerja
-1 x gas hob @ 15 euros Pickup Nerja
Debbie/Torrox campo. Whatsapp +34 711001710
Email: chozieishere@gmail.com


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One For The Do-It-Yourself-ers:  The Mudbrooker’s Guide to Cast Iron Cookware  Restoration. In this video he demonstrates two techniques for stripping and restoring old cast iron cookware using common household items. Always wear eye protection and gloves when working with chemicals, and ensure proper ventilation. Using these techniques one could create an easy and profitable part-time job with a startup expense under €100.  The in-depth electrolysis video mentioned in the video below can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ADeB6V1rQ


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

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

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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