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.


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)


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.


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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
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Mobile: 34 692 288 657
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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



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.”



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

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
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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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