DigameXtra No. 1549 Thursday, Feb. 20th 2020

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The Torrox Spanish History Group:
The Torrox Spanish History Groups talk in March will be presented by Stuart Rose entitled “From Franco to Democracy” .
In April Joan Fallon will be given a talk about women under Franco in Malaga. In June Jose Manual Cabezas Cabello will be giving a talk. Jose had an History Group in Torrox 40 years ago! We will be notified of the title by Jose Manual at a later date.
Our next coach trip will be to the two Lorca Museums in Granada and Santa Fe
Our talk in February was on the Arabs in Spain from 711 to 1492 given by Nigel Partridge. It was very well presented and the group were kept captivated and interested by Nigel’s wonderful relaxed and interesting style of presentation.
We also welcomed six new members to our group.
The Torrox Spanish History Group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 11am in El Parquesol restaurant, El Morche.
If you would like to know more about the Torrox Spanish History Group then please email me at patricianerja at hotmail dot com. Patricia


Phoenix Events: The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
6th – Gib €12pp 08.30 start
27th – Trip to Ecija, Seville Province with guide €22pp includes visiting 3 monuments. Also known by the nickname of the “city of towers”, because 11 towers, nine steeples, and a great many churches, palaces and viewing points rise above its houses, Écija constitutes one of finest collections of monumental buildings in the province. Bordering on the province of Córdoba, 88 km from Seville, stands Écija, a wealthy cereal producing town on the banks of the river Genil. It was Phoenician and later Roman, from which period it still preserves a splendid collection of mosaics. Outstanding among the religious monuments are the churches of Santa María, from the 18th century; San Gil, from the 15th century and in the Gothic-Mudejar style; Concepción, from the 17th century; and Descalzos, a baroque church from the 17th century. Prominent examples of civil architecture are the wonderful palaces, some of them declared to be National Monuments, like that of the Marquis of Benamejí, from the 18th century, or Peñaflor, famous for its long balcony and its paintings on the façade. The squares, fountains and miradors complete this exceptionally beautiful urban and architectural ensemble.
3rd – Gib €12pp 08.30 start
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 – depending on direction of travel
For more information contact Gail on 951067723, by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page FB Link


Candelaria Fest- Velez Malaga: Sat 22 Feb, 1pm. The event will take place on February 22 from 13.00 and will feature numerous musical activities among which the performance of Maria de la Colina. Visitors can enjoy drinks and home-made dishes at affordable prices, and a plate of paella in exchange for 1 kilo of food or cleaning products.


Carnival Torrox 28-29 Feb & El Morche 7 Mar:


Bar Atila’s 1st outside afternoon gig!!!: With the great Rolling Stones Tribute ‘The Honky Tonk Cats’ starting at 2.00pm on Saturday 21st March. Reserve your place now. Calle Buena Vista 9, Puente Don Manuel 663 393 987


Mario and Go With the Flow: Friday 21 Feb, 8-11pm.
With Lorraine, Paul Rouse, Mark Sims + Guests.
El Asador, Puente don Manuel FB Link


Services Wanted/Offered

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BluCee: Do you own a property in the area and leave it empty for extended periods?
If the answer is yes, you could be quite literally missing out on thousands of Euros!
At BluCee we specialise in advertising and fully managing properties for holiday rental. We can advertise your property globally, gaining maximum exposure and returns for your asset. Not only this but we will also fully manage your property, securing bookings, liaising with clients, arranging meet and greets and cleaning and laundry services. In fact, we commit to do everything necessary to get your property rental-ready – guaranteed!
BluCee is seeking more properties for both holiday rentals and sales, with a particular focus on the following key locations:
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Inland from Torre del Mar
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Along the coast from Caleta de Velez to Rincon de la Victoria
For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch
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DoctorLaptop’s famous Annual Clean & TuneUp Service: For Windows & Mac. New “fileless” malware formats evade standard anti-virus programs, making it difficult for typical users to “dis-infect” computers themselves with free, consumer level tools.  If you rely on your computer and want it running at peak performance an annual professional servicing with advanced professional grade tools is necessary. You wouldn’t drive your car till it runs out of oil before servicing it, would you? If you did, the engine replacement  will cost far more than if you had properly maintained it with monthly oil topups and an oil change once or twice a year. It’s the same with computers, you should do a quick cleanup yourself once a month, and get an annual professional service. I do the most comprehensive cleaning and tune-up possible: verify all System files and permissions, replacing any found to be corrupt, test all hardware and do hard disk sector repairs if needed, use a 5 tool malware/adware/spyware removal protocol, clean out junk files/logs/history/etc., update Windows/Mac+all drivers+programs and finally optimize your settings and registry for fastest overall performance. Job usually completed overnight. Heavily infected comps or those showing error messages need a repair, not a maintenance service. Hard disks of 1000Gb or more add €10 and may require 2 days to complete.
ALSO: Computer and tablet repairs, lessons, websites/blogs/forums/SEO, business computer maintenance & security service.
Windows, Apple/Mac, Linux, Android.
Contact: doctorlaptop AT protonmail DOT com or call 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)


Tensegrity in CompetaYoga: Magical Passes are the series of movements delivered from ancient shamans of Mexico and transformed into Tensegrity by Carlos Castaneda to unlock, move and balance stuck energy in our bodies. Tense and integration which is hidden in the movements creates strong, positive vibrations use to silence our mind, free our potential, strengthen our bodies, remove the toxins and give us courage to live our lives full-on. Power of the silenced mind, opens the door to perceive with our Heart. Teaches us to listen to the guide inside, to the healer, the master. What will You tell Yourself?
WHAT TO BRING: You, and yourself, comfortable clothes for the
movements, good humor, open heart and mind, water, karimate or something to lay down on and a blanket.
PREPARE your intention and/or a question that you would like to have answered.
-whatever will be shared in the circle, stays in the circle;
-please don’t come while intoxicated (alcohol, other substances changing perception)
-if you are a smoker please try to have a last cigarette an hour before the journey;
DURATION: 1hr 30 minutes
INVESTMENT: 15 Euros per person
WHEN: 29th of February 2020 at 12
WHERE: Competa Yoga, Calle Trinidad, 26b, 29754 Cómpeta, Málaga ; Tel. 661 18 84 66


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Beautiful upcycled table with 4 matching chairs stripped back to natural with olive chalk paint and waxed. Measurements Length 139cms Width 79cms Height 75cms. Price 395€
-Upcycled chest of drawers with tiled front with new handles done in natural olive green chalk paint & waxed. Measurements Width 60cms Depth 40cms Height 100cms Price 160€
-Upcycled small terracotta side table with mosaic top. Measurement width 30cms Height 35cms.Price 40€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Two sofas. A three and two seater sofa in excellent condition. Clean, no stains or wear. 250 euros the pair. call mavis on 626134579. We are between puente don manuel and alcaucin.


For Sale: Freezer. Severin KS9890. 65 lt capacity.
Measures; 85cm (H) x 50cm (D) x 50cm (W).
Fits under standard worktop. 90W (0.5 Amp) power consumption, A+ rating. Consists of 3 shelves/drawers. Weight = 25 Kg Perfect working order/condition. Price new 220€ (Amazon.es) Bargain at 95€
Buyer collects; Stuart/Caleta De Velez Mobile; 609592766 email; stuartlincombe@yahoo.co.uk


For Sale, 2 items:
-Charcoal Ikea Ektorp three seat sofa with chaise longue that can be positioned on the left or right side. 100 euros
-Grey metal circular garden table and four stackable matching chairs. 50 euros
Contact Jane/Nerja 00447910104681 WhatsApp,
email janehearn99atyahoodotcodotuk


Long Term Rental Wanted: Good morning readers of Digamextra, my husband and I are looking to rent for a long time, a house or attic. Preferably in Torrox Costa. We are a marriage of pensioners. If you have to make arrangements in the house, we take care. Please contact 666-782 766 or
email: silviacaminante@gmail.com. Thank you!!!


Wanted: Free rug? I’m looking for a FREE rug if anyone is giving one away. Maximum 2mt x 3mt and doesn’t matter about colour. I will collect of course. Mark/Riogordo ; markinspain1@gmail.com


Wanted: used, heavy duty food processor. Deborah, Almuñecar
Email: dgimages.green@gmail.com


FREE: Magazines. Free to a good home a huge amount of Good Food and Gardeners World magazines. All in good condition with great recipes and good gardening tips.
Too good to throw away. Call Gail/Sayalonga on whatsapp 626370695 or
email gailmooney32@msn.com
Could meet on the coast at Bar La Vega in Torre del Mar on any tuesday.



Mags of the e-bike: Dear Mags, Something wrong with the number you listed on digame. I am interested if it’s still for sale, please contact me; Julia Nerja 694448600 (Spanish number, also WhatsApp)


Watch Repair: These days watch repairers are hard to find. If you go to a watch dealer they are more interested in selling you a new one, so a good reasonably priced reliable repairer is worth travelling to.
I can recommend Guillermo Dominguez. He has a workshop on the third floor of 9 Calle Comedias, 29008 Malaga. There are two car parks near the building. His email is gdominguezleon@hotmail.com and his phone number is 952 22 17 19. He speaks just Spanish.
He is a registered repairer of Omega, Citizen, Suunto, Tag Heuer, Tissot, Calvin Klein, Certina, Zenith, Balmain, Mido, Rado, Longines etc.
I have had 3 dive computers and a watch repaired by him – the quality of his work is outstanding. Vic/Puente Don Manuel. victor.calland at googlemail DOT com


News & Articles

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Renfe is hiring: These are highly sought after career jobs with good pay, benefits and retirement plans. The operator has published a call for the 2020 job offer to cover a total of 550 entry level machinist/driver positions. Of them, 475 are statewide and 75 to fill positions in Catalonia, of which ten are reserved to cover cross-border traffic service tables with France. Those interested in participating in this job offer, whose bases are included in the Renfe website, must hurry because the deadline to register ends on February 28.
In addition to the general requirements, such as being a Spanish citizen, from any EU country or legally residing in Spain, applicants must be in possession of the valid category B rail vehicle driving license or be in possession of a driving license and the diploma that certifies the minimum general knowledge necessary for the category B certificates in force; have the certificate of psychophysical aptitude in force according to art. 63 of Order FOM 2872/2010, of November 5; have availability to work shifts and have geographic availability in the scope of the call.
The selection process will consist of three parts. In the first, Renfe will carry out the requirements check, for the determination of the candidates admitted to tests, and their corresponding assessment of merits. Then, the operator will perform face-to-face and driving simulator tests. Finally, a final interview will be made to the candidates.
Source and application info (Spanish) https://www.renfe.com/empresa/empleo_y_formacion/Empleo2020/Maquinistas/PO2020_501.html5bqjfmhzyfymt7r4y.html


Windows Alert by DoctorLaptop. Bad Updates Released Last Week!: KB4524244 and KB4502496. All versions of Windows.
Microsoft’s February security updates, released last week, came with plenty of technical bumps. Microsoft reported issues after its Feb. 11 security updates got applied.
If these updates installed correctly you can leave them alone. The problems occur when the update installation fails. Evidence of a failed update install include corrupt User Profile (error message- User Profile Cannot Be Found, at login), or a cryptic popup message that “you do not have permission to initiate a shutdown” when you try to log off.
If you find yourself with one of these problems, bring it in to DoctorLaptop in Torrox Costa for repair (675 993 069). Unless you know what you are doing, poking around aimlessly attempting to fix it will just make it harder for me to sort out. (DIYer Hint: Connect computer to your router with an ethernet cable so Windows can access repair files if necessary as wifi will be unavailable at this point. Boot from a recovery flash drive to access recovery tools. You may have to try several recovery methods before one works. If you don’t already know what these tools are and in what order to run them, then this task is probably above your user level! Watch some Youtube video tutorials before starting.)  This is not the place to try the poke-and-hope method! These tools can cause severe damage if used improperly. On some models, especially low budget or older laptops upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10, the repair can be very complicated, requiring an off-line BIOS recovery flashing (processor micro-code re-install) before the Windows system recovery can be attempted. Beware, an incorrect BIOS flash can permenently break your processor!


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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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
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