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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202003/13/hotline-those-suspect-they-20200313114414-v.html
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Yoga group: Hi Digamites, I am trying to get together a small Yoga group in the Torrox Costa area. Nothing too strenuous at first and obviously we would have to observe social distancing so small groups would be better. If anyone is interested in collaborating and knows of any good outside spaces to practice in please let me know. Many thanks, Simon
Restaurant la Casa Torrox Pueblo: La Casa Restaurant in the Main Plaza in Torrox Pueblo now open.
Come and join us!
We are open for both lunch and dinner and serve food all day,
Our food is all freshly prepared, and we are now offering a takeaway service too.
Come and enjoy a drink and a free tapa.
We offer great food in a lovely location! hope to see you soon. .
For reservations or enquires please call sarah on 662039741 or 952539650
We are open from 1pm monday to Saturday closed Sunday.
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3, Torrox, 29770
La Tasca cafetería reopens Monday 8th June: La Tasca in Torre del Mar will be open again at 9am Monday 8th. We offer English breakfasts, cajun chicken, homemade burgers, various pies ie steak, chicken & mushroom etc plus lots more dishes. We are open 6 days a week. Monday-Saturday. Open at 10am on Saturdays. Please telephone if you would like to reserve a table on 640328051.
Bar Atila: Live band Liquid Lunch, Sat., 27 June 9pm.
Puente Don Manuel FB Page
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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
Available again from 18th May for exterior work only. Many jobs were cancelled due to the pandemic and these customers need to contact me to reschedule when they feel comfortable having me on site. I am expecting to be extremely busy catching up over the next few months so new and existing customers should start booking now even if you dont want the work done for weeks or even months to avoid disappointment. I will be working on a first come first served basis.
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 100€ per day per man plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 100€ per day per man or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Electrical work and Plumbing – I have a UK qualified electrician/plumber to call on should you require this type of work.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
Email enquiries or for more information to
nikash2 at hotmail dot com
or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a Digame sponsor and so my contact info is available in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free.
Coast Fm Gold: Want to be able to talk directly to your customers and clients?
Guess what they have been listening to and will continue to listen to……the Radio!
Coast Fm Gold has been available Online, as well as via Tunein, Google, Siri and Alexa throughout the crisis giving ’emergency announcements and telephone numbers’ and music, music, music!
Now it’s time to start up business’s again and what better way to let them know you
have re-opened and are ready…A RADIO ADVERT! We reach all over the Axarquia
…so we are local! Plus we reach around the world! We are the Eastern Costa Del Sols favourite Radio Station!
We are running ”special crisis” low advertising rates…ring us now on 691 934 626 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://coastfmgold.com/
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga
Are you having soil erosion issues after all the recent rain? Vetiver is the perfect solution with the 3 – 4 metre root system.
The plant is non invasive, grows rapidly and once established it needs very little water.
We are finally open again for business. We are still not permitted to have visitors at our nursery but we can ship plants via post or we can deliver locally.
Our first day of shipping was Monday and we shipped 2,000 plants to various locations in Spain, Portugal, and Hungary.
We have plenty of Vetiver in stock. Right now the soil is nice and damp and the weather is starting to heat up so it is the perfect time to plant.
We also have Lemon Grass, Moringa Seedlings and Organic Moringa Powder.
Moringa, also known as the “Miracle Tree”, has many nutritional and health benefits. If you have ever been to a Thai Restaurant you have probably had Lemon Grass.
Lemon Grass grows easily and quickly. Take a look at our website or go directly to the two links below. If you have any questions please contact us either by email or phone.
David or Anna
Cell: (34) 692 288 657
Vetiverspain Moringa page.
Vetiverspain Lemon Grass page.
For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Oki small tv with remote control built in TDT, hdmi. Price 40€
-Ikea modern sofa Measurements Width 178cms Depth 85cms.150€
-Lovely upcycled bedroom set consists 2 bedside units chest of drawers Price 225€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com
For Sale: Large playpen/room divider/stair gate. It has 6 sections which can be for various uses i.e. Substantial playpen, room divider, Christmas tree protector, stair gate. In good condition. Size of each section 75cm/30″ x 62cm/24″. Offers around 20 euros
Torrox Park, Ian/Janet 696 662 959.
For Sale, 2 items:
-Two sofa covers for 2, two seater settees or for a corner suite. Brand new, still in packet. Cost 75 euros, will accept 40 euros for both.
-Black dining table 90×90. Perfect condition, 30 euros.
La Herradura (or Velez de Benaudalla) pickup. Ring Jan on 646381332.
For Sale, 2 items:
-Two armchairs – material. Both the same. Very comfortable and well made. They are showing signs of wear hence low price – if you would like to photo’s of the wear and tear please ask. Ideal for someone who can repair/recover these. 30 euros for both. Buyer collects – will need two strong men to collect these!
-Leather 2 seater reclining settee. In good condition. One small tear on side behind left side arm. If you would like to see photo’s of the tear or the settee in the upright position please ask. We are near Alcaucin. Buyer collect – you will need transport and two strong men to lift it!! 95 euros. Phone Des: 633410906.
For Sale: Two pairs of ladies Skechers, sized as 39 but although this my usual size they are too big for me to wear. Probably fit a 40 or 41. Worn once. €45 for the two pairs.
Please ring Liz / Competa on 633454869 or
Wanted: Chest of Drawers. Looking for chest of drawers in pine or similar.
angie j rogers @ gmail . com (no spaces)
Recommendations & Requests
Question to Dr. Laptop: I have a question to Dr. Laptop. About 3 weeks ago it was recommended for Windows 10 users, to stop the Updates for 21 days. Reason was that a bigger Update was expected that could still have bugs. I did so and would like to know, if I can continue the Updates now. Do you know if the bigger Update is free of bugs now?
Maybe you can reply on Digamextra, as others might be interested in the answer as well.
I also take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for posting all this helpful information on Digamextra! Marlene, Cómpeta (email@example.com)
Windows 10 Update, Breaking News by DoctorLaptop:
You can turn Windows 10 Updates back on.
Delaying the major updates (upgrades) to prevent installing a buggy update is no longer an effective strategy thanks to the new way Windows is delivering these large, semi-annual upgrades. Here is an explanation.
From techradar.com: Windows 10 May 2020 Update (v.20H2) has introduced a new system whereby you’ll be informed if your PC isn’t ready to receive the latest upgrade from Microsoft.
As you’re likely aware, whenever a new feature update rolls out to Windows 10 users – which happens twice a year – Microsoft deploys it in phases, with only some users getting it initially, and others maybe after a few weeks, or even several months down the line.
That’s because all PCs are of course different, and Microsoft tries to identify those which may have hardware or software compatibility issues with the new update, and holds off on delivering it to these machines to avoid potentially serious problems cropping up.
Previously, if you didn’t get an update and were manually checking for it, the upgrade simply wouldn’t show up. However, as of the May 2020 Update, Microsoft has added a notification which explains more about the situation, and gives the user some reassurance. That’s a helpful step, particularly for the less tech-savvy who might be wondering where on earth their update is.
The message tells the user:
“The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is on its way. We’re offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn’t quite ready for it. Once your device is ready, you’ll see the update available on this page [Windows Update]. There’s nothing you need to do at this time.”
What’s happening in the meantime is that Microsoft is working on whatever the compatibility problem might be, changing the May 2020 Update so it doesn’t cause whatever issue has been detected.
The 20H2 Upgrade was released last week, but so far very few people report it being offered to them.
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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.
Covid-19 Statistic Confusion: To avoid confusion from conflicting statistics sources, and so you get the freshest, most accurate data, I am now providing only the links to the Official Spanish sources, and for World statistics Worldometers.com and Financial Times. Just click the link to view the latest info. Full story about the reporting confusion:
For the latest pandemic info visit:
Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
Spain’s Government Takes Legal Action Against These 17 Airlines for Refusing to Refund Cancelled Flights During Crisis: The 17 airlines involved in the legal action who have been reported by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs are: Air Europa, Air France, Binter Canarias, easyJet, Eurowings, Iberia (Iberia Express and Air Nostrum), Jet2, KLM, Latam Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Transavia, Thomson Airways (TUI), United Airlines, Volotea and Wizzair. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/02/spains-government-takes-legal-action-against-these-17-airlines-for-refusing-to-refund-cancelled-flights-during-crisis/
Spain’s F1 GP set for August 16 as season commences in July 5: All the races are expected to be staged without a live audience, using minimal staff, at closed tracks. However, some industry insiders have rumoured that if the coronavirus crisis diminishes then perhaps a limited number of spectators could be allowed back for the August race in Barcelona. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/02/spains-f1-gp-set-for-august-16th-as-season-commences-in-july-delighting-fans-on-the-costa-del-sol-and-costa-blanca/
Spain’s banks to offer government-backed interest-free loans to people struggling to pay rent due to Covid-19 lockdown: Renters can apply for fee-free and interest-free loans to cover the rent of their main residence due from April 1, 2020. “Applicants will not be charged any interest or fees to set up the loan as they will be fully covered by the State,” confirmed the Government.
Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/01/spains-banks-to-offer-government-backed-interest-free-loans-to-people-struggling-to-pay-rent-due-to-covid-19-lockdown/
Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown: The city famed for its vibrant cafe society and coffee culture got some of its pre-lockdown life back as cafes and restaurants partially reopened Tuesday. Paris City Hall authorized the use of outside seating areas with proper spacing to keep safe distances between customers, but indoor tables will remain closed to customers until at least June 22. Full story: https://apnews.com/3bb98bc07d206ed682b02ce3e71c2be2
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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline
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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
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112
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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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