DigameXtra No. 1646 Friday, June 5th 2020

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Jochen Janz Jams at Entonces Cafe: Mondays, 7pm. Right on the Paseo Maritimo, Marbella and enjoy the great Mediterranean Cuisine, Service and Live Music. Paseo marítimo de Marbella 5, Marbella, Spain 29602
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Greek House- Now Open: Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 19:00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, by reservation only, on telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Casa Magel:  Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
B B Breaks Malaga Campo Andalucia
If everything goes as planned re the virus recovery we will be fully open again as from the 1st June 2020
All health & safety procedures will be in place.
Hopefully, the Camino Del Rey will open next week.
Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel B&B from 55€ per night
Fed up with the bad weather and stuck indoors, well the sun is out again, give yourself a treat and have a mini-break at the lovely Casa Magel B & B in Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga.
We have 2 very pretty en-suite rooms available with breakfast included for 55€ per night. Our special offers are still available: 2 nights B&B with one night 3 course evening meal with wine for 2 sharing; 120€. We also have a 3-night break with B&B, one night 3-course meal with wine and another night tapas and drinks in a local bar or in house..170€. Available after the end of May. You can add any more nights on at 50€ a night with breakfast.
We have pleasant gardens with an outdoors Andalucian fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ area and a pool. We are 1 km along an unmade up track from our local town with shops, restaurants, and bars. Or just lounge around our lovely pool and eat in.
We can also arrange a trip to a local Bodega were you will be shown around the vineyards and small factory where they make fully organic wine and sample some with tapas : 20€ a head or stay on and have a wonderful 3-course home-cooked lunch with wine for an extra 15€. Wonderful experience. Lockdown rules permitting.
We are a short drive to Antequera and El Torcal, both exciting places to visit.
Also in the other direction, we have the Caminito Del Rey, the stupendous walk in the gorge at El Chorro and then a visit to the turquoise lakes of Ardales is a must.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com, contact us on casamagel@yahoo.com or telephone 722879503.
We get booked up pretty quickly, so book now for the Summer and bring some friends, we provide vouchers which make a great present for your family & friends.
All bookings will be on condition that the lockdown rules permit and no payment will be taken at the time of booking.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Chunky solid pine Valet stand with drawer Price 65€
-Ikea ALang extending standard lamps Price 25€ Each
-Upcycled box cover. Stripped back to natural creme chalk paint & waxed Measurements Width 52.50cms Depth 35.50cms Price 40€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Brand New Premium UK Laptop, HP, 17″ display in HD, w/DVD + 11hr battery
Still sealed in original carton.
Model’s website: https://support.hp.com/ee-en/document/c06415604
Product name: HP Notebook – 17-by0031na
Product number: 7NA71EA
Microprocessor: Intel Pentium® Gold 4417U (2.3 GHz base frequency)
Memory, standard: 4 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB)
Video graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 610
Hard drive: 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
Optical drive: DVD-Writer
Display: 43.9 cm (17.3″) diagonal HD+ SVA anti-glare WLED-backlit (1600 x 900)
Expansion slots: 1 multi-format SD media card reader
External ports: 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only); 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI 1.4b; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo
Battery type: 3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion
Battery life mixed usage: Up to 11 hours
Video Playback Battery life: Up to 10 hours
Webcam: HP TrueVision HD Camera with integrated digital microphone
Audio features: Dual speakers
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64
Pre-installed software: Netflix, 1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers
Manufacturer Guaranty: 1 year
Price: €470 firm. Buyer collects. DoctorLaptop, Torrox Costa
doctorlaptop@protonmail.com or 675 993 069 (no calls before 11am please)


For Sale, 3 items:
-Radiant gas fire, as new condition, 50 euros
-Light weight gas canister, 10 euros
-Free standing white cupboard with glass door, shelves and vanity mirror 38cm wide x 32cm deep x 126cm high. 20 euros
Jill. Algarrobo Costa. Tel 660146302


Wanted: Paper cutter. I’m looking to purchase one of the following cutting machines.
Silhouette cameo 3 or 4
Cricut explore air 2
Cricut maker
If anyone has any of the following please contact me on
stokehaggis66@hotmail.com , Based in Frigiliana
Cheers, Mark


Recommendations & Requests

Identify This Snake: Snake just above our drive in Torrox campo!
Is it a Montpellier snake?
Wes, wiziz007@hotmail.com


News & Articles

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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:

UK Coronavirus:


Congreso approves a sixth and final extension of Spain’s state of alarm until 21 June: The government will hand over control of lockdown easing to regional authorities in Phase Three, except for control of movement between regions. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202006/03/congreso-approves-sixth-final-20200603202237.html


U-Turn, Spain won’t be opening up land borders with France and Portugal until July 1st: Spain will reopen its land borders with France and Portugal on July 1, the tourism ministry said Thursday, reversing an earlier statement by the minister suggesting it would be earlier.
The clarification was issued after Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto told a foreign press briefing that the restrictions on cross-border movement with France and Portugal would be lifted on June 22nd. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200604/spain-to-reopen-land-border-with-france-and-ditch-14-day-quarantine


ECB again expanded its money-printing scheme: The European Central Bank approved a bigger-than-expected expansion of its stimulus package on Thursday to prop up an economy plunged by the coronavirus pandemic into its worst recession since World War Two. Full story:


Free Wifi in Almuñecar’s Public Spaces: To be able to access the internet for a limited time but free of cost, the user must first register. The connection time per user will be 12 hours. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/04/free-wifi-in-al-munecars-public-spaces-thanks-to-the-eus-new-wifi4eu-programme-in-spain/


Premier League approves rule changes for rest of season: The Premier League has approved a temporary rule change to allow teams to make up to five substitutions when action resumes on June 17. “For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of substitutes that can be used during a match will increase from three to five players,” a statement on Thursday said.
The Premier League also announced that the number of players allowed in the match day squad and on the bench will be increased from seven players to nine.
The rule changes were approved following an amendment last week by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the body responsible for the laws of the game, intended to ease fixture congestion and allow players enough time to recover between matches taking place in condensed periods at the height of summer, “both of which could have impacts on player welfare.” Source: https://www.laprensalatina.com/premier-league-approves-5-subs-for-rest-of-season/


Asteroid possibly as big as Empire State Building to zoom past Earth: NASA is monitoring an asteroid that may be as large as the Empire State Building, expected to pass Earth on Saturday, June 6.
Asteroid 2002 NN4 is estimated to be 250-570 meters (820-1,870 feet) in diameter, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). New York City’s iconic Empire State Building is more than 1,400 feet tall at its tip.
The asteroid may seem daunting, but it will pass Earth at a safe distance, a representative for JPL told CBS News. Source: https://wtop.com/the-space-place/2020/06/asteroid-possibly-as-big-as-empire-state-building-to-zoom-past-earth/


France to transform surplus wine into hand sanitiser: French winemakers will transform wine that went unsold during the country’s two-month coronavirus lockdown into hand sanitiser and ethanol to make room for the next harvest, a farming agency said on Thursday. European public funds will finance the distillation of two million hectolitres of French wine after Brussels gave its green light for the exceptional measure. Experts said three million hectolitres were in need of distilling. Full story: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/france-to-transform-surplus-wine-into-hand-sanitiser/ar-BB152lxE


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Brexit Hotline

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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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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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