DigameXtra No. 1691 Thursday, July 30th 2020

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Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open (almost) anytime by appointment!
Need to get out again- safely?
We are happy to remind you that the Sculpture Garden is open again for your enjoyment, however it is imperative that you contact us for an appointment and details, as this will govern our opening times.
This is to manage numbers and arrival times and ensure your safety but of course there is ample space to maintain as much distance as you need while enjoying the many facets and sculptures around the Garden. You’ll find plenty of shady areas if you need to avoid direct sun!
If we can accommodate you on a Sunday it’s still most likely that your visit will be accompanied by live Chamber Music!
We look forward to seeing you (again!).
Only 20 minutes north of Almuñécar. Directions at www.kittyharri.com
609 706 210/639 563 213
Nick at kittyharri dot com


For One Night Only: The Vixens are coming to Fitzgerald’s Bar and Restaurant Nerja, situated under Super Sol by the town bridge with their superb tribute to Girl Power- Bananarama, Little Mix, Girls Aloud and of course The Spice Girls!
Thursday 6th August at 9pm, Entry just €10 OR Entry and 2 x course meal just €18.50
Reservations or more information Telephone 951 550 585
Reduced Capacity due to Goverment guidelines, so get your ticket now!
Presented by Coast FM Gold


Johnny Peru: This Friday July 31th from 20 h to 23 h live with the best versions of yesterday’s music in English and Spanish!
Legends Bar, Torre del Mar  FB link


Daniel’s Songs: Live at El Bar de las Motos. Sunday Aug 2nd, 6pm
Avenida Tivoli, 3, 29631 Benalmádena, Spain
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“Three Tenors” & Il Divo Tribute by Senza Catene: Today Thursday July 30th, on the stage of the “El Majuelo” park, Almuñécar,  in the open air, starting at 10.30pm.
Tickets, €12, can be purchased in person through Viajes Ecuador Almuñécar (Paseo Altillo) or at the Tourist Office (Palacete de La Naranja), or they can be purchased online https://bravoentradas.es/es/events/senza-catene-los-3-tenores


The Boardwalk in Marbella is hosting a fashion show on Wednesday, August 20: Attendees can enjoy a two-course menu with cava on arrival and a guest appearance from the wonderful Spice Girls all for €30.
For information and reservations, please all 0034 952 864 736


Flamenquito: Playing live at La Terraza Chill Out Bar. Thursday, July 30, 8:30 PM – 11 PM. Centro Comercial Miramar, Avenida de la Encarnación, S/N, 29640 Fuengirola. +34 952 19 81 95  FB link


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BluCee – Post full lockdown, we are now offering all previous services including property viewings and holiday rental services.
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Do you have a property that you would like to earn some extra income from in the next few months? If you do, we have professionals who are looking for longer term rentals. Especially on the coast from Rincon de la Victoria to Torre del Mar. We have the contacts, you have the property – list with us and we will work hard to make your property work for you!
Our offer is comprehensive, including all aspects of property management, one off or regular cleans, holiday changeovers and key holding.
Not only this but we can also fully manage your property, securing bookings, liaising with clients, arranging meet and greets, cleaning and laundry services.
In fact, we commit to do everything necessary to get your property rental-ready – guaranteed!
Thinking of selling your home? Lockdown has created some positives, one being lots of people have been stuck at home dreaming of their perfect place in the sun. We have a long list of clients looking to buy – list with us and we will work hard to sell your home!
For a no obligation discussion about your property please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
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Wanted: Air Conditioning Wi Fi Connection. Can anyone assist please. I have had a new Air Conditioning unit and it can be connected to Wi Fi. The fitter stated that an electrical control box needs to be fitted to connect the unit to
Wi FI. Can anyone supply this unit or supply and connect.
Please contact Kevin
E mail: kevin.greensmith@gmail.com
Or WhatsApp. 634328089.
Canillas de Albaida.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-White bamboo display unit with glass shelves. Measurements Width 150cms Depth 40cms Height 187cms Price 35€
-Glass top granite/ marble coffee table. Measurements Length 140cms Width 80cms Height 50cms 15€
-Beautiful good quality pedestal extending table with 4 matching upholstered chairs with padded seat cushions. Measurements Unopened Diameter 100cms Height 80cms. Extended Width 125cms Depth 100cms Price 100€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Double bed base. €15. Dimensions 190 x 135 x 30. As new. Used about 3 times only, bought in an emergency. Email Michelle on Shelleyrowles87@gmail.com or Call Ray 00 44 7795 452817. Buyer to collect from Calle Alta, Torrox.


For Sale: Oak Console/Island unit. 86cmx120cmx45cm.
65euro. Buyer collects. David. Canillas de Albaida.
Tel/WhatsApp: 636924025
hexcompeta @ gmail . com


For Sale: Skywatcher astronomical telescope + accessories.
Skywatcher 150P Newtonian (6” reflector) telescope with equatorial mount and tripod. Includes dual axis motor drive and battery pack, LED finder ‘scope, polar alignment ‘scope, illuminated eyepiece, and two further high-quality eyepieces. Instruction manual. All very good condition, and little used.
New cost 800+ euros, 350 euros for a quick sale. Rod, Competa campo.
Phone: 951 069 982 or 684 381 652 (Whatsapp)
Or email rodney dot jones4 at gmail dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
– White aluminium sliding window with mosquito screen.
79 x 109. Very good condition. 50 Euros.
-Glass shower screen- fits on top of bath.
89 x 148. Very good condition. 40 euros.
-Roca Victoria toilet & cistern. Horizontal exit. Small scratch on toilet lid but otherwise in good, clean condition. 30 Euros.
Photos on request. Paul. Torrox campo. No track. 618234367. fellows186@hotmail.com


FREE: Weber BBQ going free. Needs a new grill shelf as the present one is rusty from lack of use. Large size, will take a turkey! Puente Don Manuel area. 655 640 862. Mary.


Wanted: Waterbed mattress. Our 6ft x 7ft waterbed mattress has sprung a leak after some 15 years so we need a replacement. Does any Digamite have one for sale?
I know it’s highly unlikely, but Her-in-Doors & Her-to-be-Obeyed told me to post it on DigameXtra! In Torrox.
Ray on 608568602, WhatsApp, messenger, FaceTime or text.


News & Articles

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Scientists solve mystery of the origin of Stonehenge megaliths: (Reuters) – Scientists have solved an enduring mystery about Stonehenge, determining the place of origin of many of the megaliths that make up the famed monument in Wiltshire, England, thanks to a core sample that had been kept in the United States for decades.
Geochemical testing indicates that 50 of Stonehenge’s 52 pale-gray sandstone megaliths, known as sarsens, share a common origin about 15 miles (25 km) away at a site called West Woods on the edge of Wiltshire’s Marlborough Downs, researchers said on Wednesday.
The sarsens were erected at Stonehenge around 2500 BC. The largest stands 30 feet (9.1 meters) tall. The heaviest weighs about 30 tons.
“The sarsen stones make up the iconic outer circle and central trilithon (two vertical stones supporting a horizontal stone) horseshoe at Stonehenge. They are enormous,” said University of Brighton geomorphologist David Nash, who led the study published in the journal Science Advances.
Stonehenge’s smaller bluestones previously were traced to Pembrokeshire in Wales 150 miles (250 km) away, but the origin of the sarsens had defied identification. Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-stonehenge/scientists-solve-mystery-of-the-origin-of-stonehenge-megaliths-idUSKCN24U2VG


Amazon UK may spell trouble for brick & mortar supermarkets by providing free grocery delivery: Amazon Fresh offers same or next-day grocery deliveries for customers in London and parts of the Home Counties. Shoppers have to subscribe to Amazon Prime to get it and users currently have to pay an additional monthly fee or a delivery charge per order. It has about 10,000 products including fresh, chilled and frozen food.
From Tuesday, this service will now be a free benefit to subscribers in these areas on orders above £40.
About 40 postcodes in Surrey will also have access to a faster offer, with a possible same-day delivery before midnight if you order by 21:00.
Amazon says it will roll out this quicker and unlimited free delivery grocery service to “multiple cities” by the end of this year. Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53559116


Zimbabwe signs billion-dollar deal to repay white farmers: Zimbabwe’s government on Wednesday signed a deal with former white farmers to pay them billions of dollars in compensation roughly two decades after they lost their land in often violent invasions. But because the government does not readily have the money, the farmers will be part of a team tasked with raising the cash.
The government will borrow on international markets and the farmers will be part of a “joint resource mobilization committee” tasked with raising the money, according to the agreement.
Mnangagwa, who took power in 2017 after Mugabe was forced to resign, has encouraged former white farmers to apply for pieces of land. Full story: https://apnews.com/cca5777366726c485510f4efc48bd367

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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
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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

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