DigameXtra No. 1531 Sunday, Feb. 2nd 2020

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open Sunday 10 – 4:
Sunday is going to be a beautiful day, the daffodils are out and it will be even more beautiful with your presence at the Sculpture Garden!
Come and see what’s new. Take a relaxing stroll among the multitude of sculptures and tropical foliage.
As usual live Chamber Music will accompany your visit provided by Nick and a host of visiting string musicians… and more.
Quiz Kitty about her imminent participation in local exhibitions!
Open from 10 to 4, just 20 minutes north of Almuñécar.
Directions (and taxi fares/numbers) on http://www.kittyharri.com
Ask about our next Mosaic and Mosaic Table Workshop, now scheduled for March 4th.
Jete, Granada. +34 609 706 210


Lee Townsend at Venta El Cortijo: Sunday Feb 2nd, 2-5pm.
Restaurante Venta El Cortijo Frigiliana
MA-5105, 18, 29788 Frigiliana. +34 951 83 57 38

Lee Townsend at Cochran´s Irish Pub: Friday, Feb 14, 2020, 11PM –1:30AM. FB Link
Address: Calle Salón, 12, 29780 Nerja.


Casa Grande Nerja:
-Wednesday Feb 5th. The great Tim Lawrence. Free admission, tapas with every drink. 7 pm.
-Saturday the 8th. Spains best Rolling Stones tribute, The Honky Tonk Cats. 7 pm. Bar tickets 5 € incl a glass of wine/beer. Dinner tickets 17,50€ incl a glass of wine/beer. Pre bookings for food. Menu, Loin of cod poached in white wine with a herb sauce, potatoes and vegetables. WELCOME! FB Link
Rio Chillar 5, Nerja 29780. +46 72 449 85 83


La Tajea Restaurant & Chill Out Bar: February 14th St Valentine’s Day- The La Tajea Cabaret Night show. Join us for a drink or for a special romantic dinner booking call us 612 51 85 79 or ask staff
Address: Calle Dr Jeromino Garriga 4, Benalmádena 29631


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. A real Rockabilly volcano. 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


XV Festival Frigiliana 3 Culturas 2020 dates announced: Thursday Aug 27 at 5 PM – Sunday Aug 30 at 11:30 PM.
It is a recreational-cultural activity that, following the tradition of coexistence in peace and harmony that was in Frigiliana, transforms this Malaga town into a forum for meeting between different cultures.
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Dentist Services in Torrox Costa: Clinica Europa. Dentist Dr. Mannish is UK trained. Multi-lingual staff. Open M-F 09:30-13:30 and 17:00-20:00, closed weekends. International Center, Block 86, 29793 Torrox Costa (Málaga)


Tentacions la Pepa cafeteria: Torrox Costa BLQ 79 (west side), bar plus newly remodeled enclosed terrace away from the traffic. Plate of the day, 6 to 8 choices from  seafood/meat/chicken/rabbit, only €4.50-6.00.  Examples: bacalao with sweet red pepper sauce, mixed fried fish, pork tenderloin with choriso-potatoes and egg, chicken fillet with whisky sauce, fried sardines, calamari or anchovies, ajo conjeo (garlic rabbit) plus more on rotating menu. All come with bread and aioli, plus veg or salad or chips. The best deal for a full meal on a budget!  Three people can each have a meal and a glass of wine for only a 20 note including tip! Open noon to 10pm. Sundays we close at 7pm. Closed Thursdays.   https://www.facebook.com/TentacioneslaPepa/


Open Sundays- Richi’s Pollo Asador, mini-market, fresh bread and cafe in Torrox Costa: Open Sundays all day. Closed Thursdays. Hours 8am – 10pm approx. Rotisserie chicken, burgers and many dishes for take-away or meals. Need to feed a crowd on short notice? Come get a roast chicken, a few assorted family sized “racions” and a few loaves of fresh bread. No cooking, easy cleanup. Fresh local produce, baked goods, dried fruits, deli items, sweets and campo eggs in the mini-market. Full menu and tapas plus Menu del  Dia. Paella €5/plate on weekends. Tapa & cana €1.50, try the “flaming chorizo on a skewer” tapa for a spicy treat cooked in a ceramic pig mini bbq on the bar. Av Garcia Penalver BLQ 77, Torrox Costa (behind the library). Tel.951 38 90 73 ; FB Link


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-8 foot snooker table 90€
-Rebook treadmill very easy to pack away 130€. More pics on request.
Caleta de Velez. John, Tel 627285619


Wanted: Garage to rent. We are looking for a garage in which to store our car and some possessions. We would consider anything in the Nerja, Torrox, Maro area. The rental would be initially from 1st April to 1st October 202O but a yearly rental also would be welcome .
If you are interested please contact Ann/Nerja at anngibson1@btinternet.com


News & Articles

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Unseeded Spaniard tennis pro Garbiñe Muguruza made it to the final of the Australian Open this weekend: After a strong first set, she lost Saturday to American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 2-6, 2-6. PIC:EP/IPTC


9th Century Viking Coin Cache Discovery May Re-write British History:
-Coins date from the time of Alfred the Great who defeated the Vikings in AD 878
-They show King Alfred standing next to Ceolwulf II, King of Mercia
-Ceolwulf II was previously thought to be a minor figure but the coins show the two rulers standing side by side as allies suggesting a different story
-The coins were seized in multiple police raids and are valued at £500,000
-a leading expert has told the MailOnline they could ‘add significantly to our understanding of the political history of England in the AD 870s’. The coins show Ceolwulf (top left) and Alfred (top right) with the back of the coins (bottom left and right) showing Alfred and Ceolwulf standing side-by-side demonstrating their alliance
PHOTO:North News & Pictures LTD


Brexit: What The European Union Loses
-Once the transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020, the EU will lose 13 percent of its total population.
-Economically, 15 percent of GDP will vanish
-The UK’s significant gross contribution to the EU budget will of course also be gone, making for a loss of 12 percent. Source&Image: https://www.statista.com/chart/20677/brexit-what-the-eu-loses/


From Andalucia to space: Spanish company Zero 2 Infinity will launch its stratosphere travel program in 2021, when it promises to take tourists 32 kilometers above the surface of the Earth in a specially designed balloon.
This kind of travel is made possible by three projected launch bases or stratoports spread across the globe. One will be in Neom in Saudi Arabia, another in Baja California in Mexico and the third in Jaén, Spain, each of which will cost between €10 million and €12 million.
Zero 2 Infinity will charge €125,000 for the entire package, significantly less than its rivals which are charging upwards of €220,000.
Currently, trips can only be booked directly with the company, but it will soon be available through travel agencies specializing in adventure tourism. https://english.elpais.com/science_tech/2020-01-30/from-andalusia-to-space-a-zero-emissions-odyssey.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


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
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.
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


Competa Church Services in English 2020:
The monthly Communion Service in English will continue to be celebrated on the First Sunday of each month, at 5.30 p.m. in the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara, Cómpeta, by kind permission of Father Liviu and of the Diocese of Málaga.
The next service will be on Sunday next, February the 2nd.
Enquiries 95 203 04 61


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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
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Ambulance: 061
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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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