DigameXtra No. 1662 Wednesday, June 24th 2020

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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
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 studio@coastfmgold.com Website: http://coastfmgold.com/


Golden Leaves Funeral Plans:
Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family.
Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.
Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.
Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.
Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.
As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.
If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services please contact Ruth on phone or whats app + 34 693 715 718
Based in Javea/Alicante. Company Reg. No: 2935393
Email: Ruth.forder@goldenleaves.com


Fast and Professional Translation Service: Do you need assistance with translation or similar issues? I am an English young lady that has lived, been schooled and worked in Spain for many years, please contact me if I may be of help to you. Reasonable rates depending on work required.
Georgia, Cómpeta
0034 671 122 787 or


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
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Vetiverspain Moringa page.

Lemon Grass






For Sale: Sterwins LawnMower. Sterwins PLM1-51B150.4 Lawnmower For Sale. Series 625E. 150cc.Boxed. For Sale in Leroy Merlin at 299 Euros. Asking price 120 Euros.
Contact Kevin. Canillas De Albaida.
E mail kevin.greensmith@ gmail.com. Or WhatsApp 634328089.


For Rent: Garage – Store room for Rent
I rent a garage of 15 Square meters in Nerja, in Capistrano Beach area for 60 euros/ monthly. It is not underground for this reason it is perfect to store things, too. It gets fresh air directly from the street.
If you are interested you can contact Mrs.Chika at 658.569.700 e-mail chika2830@hotmail.com


Free DVDs: Fifty-odd DVDs, some box sets. Having a clear out. Whoever would like to have them must take the lot. Puente Don Manuel area but can meet at El Ingenio car park by arrangement. Tel. 655640862. Mary.


Recommendations & Requests


Gardener: Recommendation for Conrad de Susa (and SPW Construction). My wife and I have been living near Competa for nearly six years and before finding SPW on Digamextra, we went through umpteen so-called builders. The same thing occurred in our long search for a real gardener. Again, thanks to an ad we published in digamextra about a month ago, we had gone through at least five so-called gardeners. The ad produced 4 phone calls and from them, we chose an Englishman named Conrad. He is a professional gardener, as he has a degree in horticulture. As I am handicapped, I can’t do much to help my wife, and the garden, which we both love so much, is no exception. Within a month, Conrad has literally transformed it into a small paradise. The first day, he went around the garden to have a first look, and he named off all the plants, flowers and trees that had managed to ”survive” until then. He came up with original ideas, installed an irrigation system, and provided my wife with invaluable information to help her manage the garden in his absence. We even have tomatoes and French beans popping their little leaves up from under the soil. He provided original, safe, and amazingly cheap solutions to get rid of those pesty insects and ants that were invading and killing off so many plants. We are weed-free as well. In addition, Conrad has helped with our swimming pool and done odd jobs around the house that I can no longer accomplish.
So, if you are looking for a real gardener, we highly recommend Conrad. He lives in the Archez/Competa area, but can travel to others. He can be reached on: 622396579.
Kind regards from Paul in Competa. puchkauzon1 At gmail d0t com


Squealing water heater, solution needed: We live in a small community and have an electric water heater that squeals almost continually. We have had an electrician and two plumbers out, and even when we unplug it the squealing continues. Much worse in the warmer weather. The plumbers told us it is the community pump causing the problem, I’ve been to the administrator who denies this. Help Please!
Thankyou, Valerie. El. Morche.


Calling all singers, musicians!: At Bar Familia, a music festival for all performers to come and showcase there music! This is a whole day event starts at 1pm you can come and busk sell any CDs and promote yourself for future gigs offered in this bar!
This is the start of there music for the summer and they are looking for new acts.
Any information needed feel free to pm me!
I’ll be there all day and performing myself so excited for this! Hopefully see you there! Xx
Saturday July 25th at Bar Familia, Riogordo.
More info: FB link


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.

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:


Coronavirus Cluster Detected in Malaga: This Tuesday, the Ministry of Health has reported that a “cluster” of coronavirus infections has been detected in Malaga, as nine people have tested positive by PCR tests.
The outbreak has been detected in the Red Cross Reception, Emergency and Referral Center in Malaga, and a hundred cases are currently being followed up. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/23/coronavirus-cluster-detected-in-costa-del-sols-malaga-as-almost-a-dozen-new-cases-appear-in-the-red-cross-centre/


As lockdown lifts, Barcelona’s plants enjoy a day at the opera: Seated in the plush red seats of the stalls, the dress circle and the boxes were an eye-catching array of 2,292 ficus trees, palms and Swiss cheese plants, their verdant green contrasting with the ornate gold columns and mouldings of the auditorium. PHOTO:AFP
Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200623/as-lockdown-lifts-barcelonas-plants-enjoy-a-day-at-the-opera


New Privacy Features Added to the Upcoming Apple iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur: Apple users should read the plain language, step by step, with pics, summary of the 8 items you should be aware of. Monday, the world’s most valuable company announced the next versions of its operating systems – iOS 14 for iPhones, iPadOS 14 for iPads, watchOS 7 for Apple Watches, and macOS Big Sur for MacBooks – with new features and enhancements. Full story: https://thehackernews.com/2020/06/ios14-macos-big-sur-privacy.html


Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19, says ‘extremely sorry’ to others: Novak Djokovic, the men’s world number one tennis player, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and then apologised to all individuals who contracted the virus after playing in an exhibition tournament he organised in Serbia and Croatia. Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, Croatia’s Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki have previously tested positive after playing in Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament. The tournament witnessed packed stands during the opening leg in Belgrade, players hugging at the net, playing basketball, posing for pictures and attending press conferences together. Djokovic, 33, organised nights out in Belgrade for the players and pictures and videos of him dancing with the other participants at his event were posted on social media. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tennis-djokovic/djokovic-tests-positive-for-covid-19-says-extremely-sorry-to-others-idUSKBN23U1UX


Wildfire: Andalucia’s first big wildfire of the season has left 180 hectares of the Costa Almeria’s Sierra Cabrera mountains scorched, but there are no reports that anyone was hurt or that property was damaged. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/06/23/watch-andalucias-first-big-wildfire-of-the-season-leaves-180-hectares-of-mountain-terrain-scorched-on-the-costa-almeria/


Saudi to allow only approximately 1,000 pilgrims to perform hajj: Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it would hold a “very limited” hajj this year, as it moves to curb the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf. The decision marks the first time in Saudi Arabia’s modern history that Muslims outside the kingdom have been barred from performing the hajj, which last year drew 2.5 million pilgrims. Saudi Arabia will allow around 1,000 pilgrims residing in the kingdom to perform the hajj this year, a minister said Tuesday, after it announced the ritual would be scaled back due to coronavirus. Full story: https://www.france24.com/en/20200623-saudi-to-allow-around-1-000-pilgrims-to-perform-hajj-minister


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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
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