DigameXtra No. 1736 Wednesday, Sept. 23rd 2020

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Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery, Canillas de Albaida, (near Competa).
Open by appointment everyday from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Original paintings, prints and paintographs by Mitch France, ceramics by Chris France.
Subject matter: Musicians, Morocco, abstract, Flamenco dancers, local scenes. Commissions considered.
To view all the work, for information on the artists and directions to the gallery go to: www.artroom-gallery.com
Maximum 4 people per visit, masks and social distancing obligatory and sanitiser available.
The galley is air-conditioned but is also well ventilated.
You can book an appointment through the website or contact Mitch: 616 891 473 (Whatsapp).
Email: mitchfranceart@hotmail.com
Facebook: mitchfranceart
Instagram: mitchfranceart
Twitter: mitchfranceart


Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Open mornings only Monday to Thursday 10.00 till 13.00 and Fridays as usual 11.00 – 13.00For further information please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org  Web site: www.lux-mundi.org .  We would also like to invite you to become a Friend of Lux Mundi, please call in the Centre for more information, and if you are already a Friend please call in to renew your card.
-Every Monday – Craft GroupTime 10.00 – 13.00 in the Centre.  5€ for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.
-Every Monday –Knitting & Crochet Group.  Time 10.30 to 13.00 in the Centre.
-Every Wednesday – Art Group.  Time 10.00 – 13.00 at the Centre.  5€for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€. Proceeds for fundraising.
-Every Friday – Coffee Morning. Unfortunately we still cannot accept donations of books, clothes etc. due to current guidelines. Time 11.00 to 13.00.
-Friday 25th September. Special Ecumenical Prayer in Malaga Cathedral for the victims of the pandemic. Time 20.00. All Christians are invited to join in prayer for all the departed, all those who were and are ill and to give thanks for the work of the very many who worked so hard for our health, safety and wellbeing during the lock down!! It will be transmitted via the local diocesan TV. There will be social distancing and face masks will be required.
-Monday 5th October – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, for those who are alone. You are welcome to join the group for support and friendship. The group also meets on the other Mondays of the month for coffee, walks, visits to places of interest, etc. Time 13.30 in the Centre.
-Monday 12th October. The Centre will be closed for Hispanic Feast Day (Spain´s National Holiday).
-Thursday 15th October – Coach Excursion to Gibraltar.  14 Euros for Friends of Lux Mundi and 16 Euros for those without a Friens´card. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets) 7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.


Blues At Moonlight Festival Postponed: We are very, very sad to announce that due to the circumstances caused by the pandemic (localized confinements, hotel closures, flight cancellations etc), and the fact that conditions are worsening in Spain and the UK, we are being forced to postpone this years’ festival. We have tried our very best to avoid this situation, but unfortunately, the decision is inevitable. All reservations will pass to next year. This is the 2021 line-up. FB Page


Oktoberfest Marbella: Sunday 27 Sept., starting at 14 pm. Marbesa – Restaurant Life
Bavarian specialties – please pre-order pork knuckles!!!
Live music with the Rocket BoyZ. Best dressed couple wins prize. Tel. 696 153 697
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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
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.
There will be no summer break this year and I will be available throughout August.
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 a 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


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga is now fully open!
We have started to receive clients but by appointment only. It is wonderful to finally be able to have visitors! We are of course following the legal guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
The summer is a great time to plant Vetiver as this plant is indigenous to India. Vetiver loves the heat of summer to grow. Vetiver is often used as a wind barrier in the fall and winter months. Vetiver is the best plant to stabilise erosion prone locations before the first fall rains come. We have plenty of plants in stock for either pickup or delivery via the Spanish Correos.
It is always a great way to spend a day in the garden.
We also have Moringa seeds, Lemon Grass, Moringa seedlings and now our new product, Organic Moringa Powder. If you do not know the medicinal powers of Moringa you can check it out here. https://www.vetiverspain.org/moringa-oleifera-.html
This month we have some specials for both pickup and shipments.
Contact: David y Anna
www DOT vetiverspain DOT com
Email: info AT vetiverspain DOT com
Cell and WhatsApp: (34) 692 288 657






Lemon Grass






Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Bedside tables or nice lamp tables very heavy (4 available) 20€ each Measurements Width 51cms Depth 34cms Height 70cms
-Ikea shoe cupboard fits to the wall. Measurements Width 79cms. Depth 29cms Height 150cms Price, €45
-2 bamboo chairs 20€( the pair )
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Elegant, decorated, matching bedroom suite comprising
– 2 beds with very comfy mattresses (size 135cms x 180cms)
– 1 intermediate unit
– 2 round bedside tables
– 1 floor-standing mirror (magic – always gives beautiful images!)
Price: 400$ OBO the lot.
In La Herradura, buyer collects. Nick
keelsway@yahoo.co.uk ; 609 706 210


For Sale: Opel Corsa (2006). 134,428 km on clock, recently serviced, new battery. Good reliable runner. ITV due Oct´2020
Reasonable condition, inside and out. Move forces sale.
Buyer to pay transfer fees (approx. 100 Euros). Recently valued at 1,850 Euros, Sell for 1,100 Euros
Viewing in Almayate. Contact Jean / John, Mobile; 642315109 email; jprundlett@hotmail.com


For Sale: Lewenstein sewing machine. Price 25 euro.
Still working. Torrox-competa road.
Brigittaflipse @ hotmail dot com
Thank you, Brigitta


FREE: Chaiselongue sofa bed. I am giving away a chaiselongue (2,70 m approx.) which turns into a bed just sliding the seats forwards. Seats have gone a bit soft (flabby?) lately but we are still using them ok. I give it away because I’ll have tenants with their own furniture from next week on. Whoever is interested can collect for free, on thursday 24th september. Torrox Costa (Beach Club). More pics on request.
Please mail jessleni@hotmail.com


Wanted: Sideboard, min 150, max 165 cms. Doesn’t need to be immaculate, but needs to be in good condition. Drawers, cupboard doors, etc, all working smoothly. Wanted for campsite cabin to fill the space in the photo. Can collect. Located at Torrox Park. Will pay up to €50 for the best option. John. Tel. +34 608 667 883, or +44 7974 389 892. Both numbers have WhatsApp.


Wanted: Rental – in Torre del Mar area, a flat for three months, November to January, for retired Englishman. Please contact Peter (Velez) on 657 533 667 (WhatsApp) or ppdev61@gmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Painter: I would like to highly recommend Amanda, of Mandy’s Paintbox . She transformed my kitchen when others said it was not possible. Professional, clean and a delight to have in the house. Give her a ring you wont be disappointed. Thank you. Karen / Nerja ; karencasalta@msn.com
(You can find Mandy’s Paintbox contact info in the Sponsor’s Section of every issue.)


Movers: Full marks to Archgrove Services for delivery to Nerja of a heavy dining table and sideboard from the UK. Picked up and delivered smoothly and efficiently on schedule at very reasonable cost. Thanks Steve and Gail for a very good service. Andy & Cheryl Chapman, Nerja. andyjchapman09ATgmailDOTcom
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Outlook email Help needed:
My wife is having a problem with her Outlook email account:
1) Whenever she sends an email to herself it goes into “Junk”
2) When she tries to share an image , to herself, ( using “Outlook” or “email” ) from her phone “gallery” or from a “Whatsapp” message; it will not send it.
There is no problem when she sends emails/images to another contact.
Note- I tried indicating on Outlook that the emails were “Not Junk”; they moved immediately into the “Inbox”, but then moved back into “Junk”?
Help would be appreciated. Thank you. John B.
please email : jon108 at hotmail dot co.uk


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.


Ministry of Health registers new 241 deaths- Spain returns to State of Alarm levels: {translated from seville.abc.es} The Ministry notifies of 10,799 new cases and 241 deaths in the last 24 hours, a number that has not been seen since last May 1, when 276 deaths were registered. According to Health calculations, ICUs are at 16.79% of their capacity.
The pandemic continues in Spain, which returns to record numbers at a time when regions are multiplying their efforts to contain contagions. In just 24 hours, the country adds 241 deaths, a figure that it had not seen since the hardest moments of the epidemic, and 10,799 new cases, of which 3,125 correspond to the last 24 hours.
Since last May 1, when were registered 276 deaths (which were reported on day 2), in a state of alarm and with the country confined, such a high death toll is not remembered.
The data provided by Health adds 241 new deaths , which brings the total figure to 30,904 compared to 30,663 in the report this Monday. In the past seven days, 468 people have died with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus. This is a slight increase compared to the 311 that were reported in Monday’s report. By region, the Community of Madrid is the community with the highest number of deaths in the last week: 171 (9,129 in total). They are followed by the Basque Country , which registers 65 (1,824 in total) and Andalusia with 47 (1,702 in the total count).
Of the 3,125 new cases in the last 24 hours, 335 have occurred in Andalusia, 308 in Aragon, 68 in Asturias, 28 in the Balearic Islands, 161 in the Canary Islands, 51 in Cantabria, 62 in Castilla-La Mancha, 10 in Castilla y León, 125 in Catalonia, nine in Ceuta, 27 in the Valencian Community, 178 in Extremadura, 73 in Galicia, 953 in Madrid, 16 in Melilla, 56 in Murcia, 348 in Navarra, 291 in the Basque Country and 26 in La Rioja.
At this time, there are 10,629 people admitted for coronavirus throughout the country, which is a slight decrease compared to yesterday’s figures (11,031). The pressure in the ICU is another major concern and there, according to data provided by the Ministry, 1,348 occupied beds (also a slight decrease compared with Monday, when they were 1,417), although in the last 24 hours have produced 949 admissions and 416 discharges. The occupancy rate of beds occupied by coronavirus is already 9.6%, while ICUs are at 16.79% of their capacity.
Source article, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/sociedad/abci-sanidad-registra-241-muertos-24-horas-espana-vuelve-cifras-estado-alarma-202009221852_noticia.html?ref=https:%2F%2Fsevilla.abc.es%2F


Spain’s new decree on working from home – everything we know so far: A preliminary agreement was reached on Monday by the government, unions and business associations on a legal framework for teleworking, something that was not a common practice in the country until the coronavirus pandemic hit. Full story: https://english.elpais.com/economy_and_business/2020-09-22/spains-new-decree-on-working-from-home-everything-we-know-so-far.html


As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact: Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the public.
A few countries have scrapped their tracing apps and others that have rolled them out have found so few users that the technology is not very effective. The adoption rate goes from about a third of the population in Finland and Ireland, to 22% in Germany and a meager 4% in France. Health officials initially targeted a 60% adoption rate, an optimistic goal based on an Oxford University study from April although researchers noted a lower uptake still helps if other measures, such as social distancing, are enforced. Full story: https://apnews.com/b05e442f8d1bc23252b872c289a2b063


Nerja businessman plans world’s longest zip wire: The proposed attraction would run for more than three kilometres, 700m high, along the Chíllar river. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/09/15/the-longest-zip-line-in-the-world-coming-to-nerja/


For the latest COVID-19 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:


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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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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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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