DigameXtra No. 1515 Friday, Jan. 17th 2020

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What’s On

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open Sunday 10-4:
Rain or shine, we’ve something new for you in the Sculpture Garden!
2 amazing murals by our latest Artist-in-Residence, Rikardo Druskic from Sarajevo – they’ll keep your eyes occupied for hours!
And as usual there’ll be live classical chamber music to keep your ears happy too!
Only 20 minutes from Almuñecar, open from 10 to 4.
Directions at www.kittyharri.com
There are still places available on the next MOSAIC and MOSAIC TABLE WORKSHOP on Feb 5th.
Bring your friends – they’re super social events! Please ask us for details.
See you on Sunday!
Jete, Granada
609 706 210

 

HonkyTonk Cats: Happy new year!
-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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-Solar Electric (PV) (Self-Consumption)
-Grid Connected or Off Grid Solar Electric
-Solar Hot Water
-Solar Pool Heating
-Heat Pumps
-Installation and Repairs
Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
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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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malagalingo
Tel.:/Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
malagalingo@gmail.com
Facebook: malagalingo

 

Yoga:
-Every Monday 8 -10.45 near CAJIZ (Velez-Malaga): Welcome to a relaxing and dynamic Yoga-Class, suitable for all levels, Beginners welcome!
Practice will be adopted to your needs. Private Classes at request.
Check our website Ashtanga-yoga-inspiration.com for
-Yoga-Retreats in Cajiz (residential / non-residential) and
-Yoga Teacher Training Programms:
March 2020 (200h / 4 weeks) in English
OKT 2020 (200h / 4 weeks) in German)
Andrea Panzer: +34 633 323 396

 

Vision board workshop: Join us in Nerja at The Yoga Room, Hotel Los Arcos, Nerja on Friday 31st January at 11.30-13.30 for a fun Vision board workshop to help us create our positive intentions for 2020 year ahead!
-The workshop will be led by Joanna Ellis, an experienced NLP practitioner who has run many successful vision board workshops previously.
-Workshop in English. Bookings essential, spaces limited. 25 Euros. Please message me or text Jo Bradley on 0034 606313307 to book your place!

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Taurus exeo 2500 hoover. Perfect working order only used as spare. €40.
-A20 gas fire works perfectly with hose and regulator €50.
Buyer to collect Valle niza or can meet torre del mar. margaret
Phone or whats app 682583583.

 

Correction: Wanted has anyone got a double ottoman divan bed for sale, Sue/Torre del Mar , sjleakeratoutlook.com

 

Recommendations

Chiropractor: Can anybody recommend an English speaking chiropractor in Nerja? Sandor, Nerja
cragb2015@gmail.com

 

Bank problems: I have a similar problem of no response, from my Bank, Santander(formerly Banco Popular) in Caleta de Velez. They don’t answer the phone or reply to my emails.
I too am not in Spain at the moment & have a problem which is urgently needing attention – my German pension, which I have been receiving in this bank, this branch, for the last 7 years suddenly stopped coming in November & I was informed by the German pension authorities in Berlin that it was returned to Germany in November & December, with the explanation that I was “unknown”!
I have been with this bank & branch for 15 years & am suddenly “unknown”.
Do we have to turn up in person in order to fix such problems?
Maureen/Caleta
jmferncroft53@gmail.com

 

News & Articles

Bed emergency in Malaga hospitals: Sindicato Médico and the Técnicos de Enfermería denounced waits of up to 24 hours for a bed in the Regional Hospital. The Nursing Union (Sindicato de Enfermería) have warned that the emergency clinics have “overflowed”, with patients waiting “for hours” on stretchers when their admission had already been arranged. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/16/costa-del-sol-news-bed-emergency-in-malaga-hospitals/

 

Parts of Spain and the western Mediterranean will be at risk for several days of downpours early next week. A slow-moving storm will spin just off the coast of eastern Spain from Monday into Wednesday and increase the risk of flash flooding while also bringing high-elevation snowfall to the region. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/01/16/uk-and-spain-weather-warnings-155-flood-alerts-in-force-as-heavy-rain-and-70mph-winds-smash-britain/ . Locations at risk for for adverse weather include Malaga, Murcia, Valencia, Barcelona and the Balearic Islands.

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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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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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