DigameXtra No. 1534 Wednesday, Feb. 5th 2020

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Nerja Carnival 2020: Confirmed dates. 20-23 Feb. The marquee for events returns to Balcon de Europa.


Action for Animals Quiz: It’s time to book your table for our popular monthly quiz. It’s on Wedneday 12th Feb at Bar Cerezo in Canillas de Albaida, starting at 8PM. You can reserve your table by calling into the bar, popping into our shop in Cómpeta, See you there! phone/text/whatsapp Megan on 642199382, or
email meganfurniss1 @ gmail . com (no spaces)


On Sale Now! Luna Sur Festival 2020:
IndieRock festival with headliners The Kooks at
Marenostrum, Fuengirola, 8 August.
Luna Sur Festival is a brand new music festival dedicated to indie rock, held in the town of Fuengirola on Spain’s famous Costa del Sol.
At the foot of Soháil Castle and overlooking the sea, a lineup of established names from the national and international scene will take to the stage as night turns to day, offering music fans an unforgettable experience – with the debut edition seeing performances from The Kooks, Viva Suecia and more.
€30/€35/€70VIP. https://www.festicket.com/festivals/luna-sur-festival/2020/shop/


Senor Blues: Blues & Soul Fri Feb 7th, 9pm. Restaurante Mis Tapitas, Puente Don Manuel.


Defuse Kit & Proyecto Mandarina Gig: Thursday Feb 6th. This Thursday we play at restaurante miguel el manga (playa el playazo) Nerja, along with the German group defusekit.band (Mix of ska, rock, reggae) to celebrate Tom’s birthday. They will start playing @defusekit.band about 17 h  FB Link


Seita & Friends: Wed Feb 5th. 7pm. We are playing tunes from the movies. Come and hear the songs of the stars on the silver screen! €10. Av de los Boliches 4. See you there! Restaurant Kukko, Avda de Los Boliches 4, 29640 Fuengirola. +34 646 11 12 03


Phoenix Club:
The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
–7th Trip To Gib €12pp
-9th Trip to Ardales Pueblo on Sunday 9th – last chance to book 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. Olive oil and wine are some of the most widely claimed products in the last few years. But products from pork are now becoming more and more popular. 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, entry to the Cathedral & coach fare.
All our trips include the driver’s gratuity of €1.
Pick ups in Maro, BP Garage Torrox, 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


Urban Kitchen Marbella: Our next pop-up supper – tapas social!
Friday 21 Feb 7:30pm. 10 Gourmet Tapas – €20
Join us at our home in Cabopino for a fun, relaxed tapas social, hosted by an experienced chef and a wine expert.
With an eye for creative cuisine and good hospitality, this is a laid-back evening with friends, and to make new friends, all united by a love of food in a casual setting. Bring your own drinks or we have an offer of 10 wines, specifically picked for each tapa, only €15.
For more information and booking message us, email us on urbankitchen@mail.com or call us on 634 322 628.


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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
Check out the short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.”



Business Available: Great opportunity for a book lover to take on a well established and respected book stall! Bookworm Abroad has been on two markets a week for 9 years but I’m leaving in March; I’m offering working stock and some equipment (display racks, some tables) with guaranteed pitches if you want both Trapiche on Tuesdays and Nerja rastro on Sundays, no need to wait to build up trade, it already exists. The amount of stock is negotiable, but a reasonable set up would require in the region of 10-14 banana boxes of stock per market, at cost approx. 50 euros per box, budget price cds also available as a job lot, I’ll even include my Nissan vanette if you need a suitable vehicle. This has to be arranged very soon or the stock will have to be shipped back to the UK. If you’re interested, get in touch very soon ; email me at janet_bookworm@btinternet.com or call/message me on +447976 715409.


For Sale, 3 items:
-Vintage Georgian Bowed Front Mahogany Corner Cocktail Cabinet, with a hidden leather shelf for serving. Upper cabinet is mirrored, with lamp fitting, just needs a cable. This would make a great “tiny-office space” for a tiny-home or caravan! Slight scrapes & light damage reflected in the price. 150cm high – 70cm front width – 48cm deep. Price 90 euros.
-Small Moroccan Storage Chest. 30cm long – 26cm high – 20cm deep. Price 40 euros.
-Very Old Moroccan Display Shelf. Subtle colours 30cm high – 65cm long – 18cm deep. Price 40 euros.
Contact Tracey: 652 281 141
info at centro-dharma dot com
Velez-Malaga area. Collect items at Bar El Cruce.


For Sale: 2 IKEA Poäng Chairs 20€ each.
Cómpeta, Monika Tel. 642 793 016


News & Articles

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Registration open for the world’s oldest marathon in Elche: The inscriptions for the 47th edition of the International Half Marathon City of Elche 2020 have begun. The popular race, which is considered the oldest in the world, will take place on March 15.
Those who wish to register online can do so at here: Link
PHOTO:Twitter.  Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/04/costa-blanca-news-registration-open-for-the-worlds-oldest-marathon-in-elche/


Twitter Hack Reveals Phone Numbers of Millions of Users: Twitter today issued a warning revealing that attackers abused a legitimate functionality on its platform to determine phone numbers associated with millions of its users’ accounts.
The company became aware of the issue on December 24 last year after a security researcher ‘unethically’ exploited a similar, or the same, loophole in Twitter to successfully match nearly 17 million phone numbers to their profiles.
Twitter says the social networking site has since then addressed the issue and there is no action required from the users’ side.
You can stop anyone from finding your profile based on your email address or phone number by navigating to the ‘Discoverability’ setting in your Twitter account and disable it.


Campo and Mountain Life

Australian Bushcraft- A serious guide: By Richard Graves. Ropes, knots, huts & thatching, fire, food, water, country living, off-grid survival and camping skills.
This is an old classic of timeless knowledge for the outdoorsman. Now available to view and download free from Google. 319p. When you click and open the document, the 1st page is blank, just scroll down.
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Careful Walking Dogs In Marbs: The National Police are investigating a complaint about the recent alleged poisoning of dogs in parks and gardens of Marbella. The residents of the area of ​​La Campana, in the district of Nueva Andalucía, have raised the alarm with regard to the appearance of poison in parks on social networks and with street signs. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/04/costa-del-sol-news-dogs-poisoned-in-marbella/


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
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Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
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Nerja 952 524 519
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