DigameXtra No. 1737 Thursday, Sept. 24th 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


Trinity in concert: Last Friday Dana & Gianni played at the Bio Beach Club (El Morche, Paseo Maritimo), it was a wonderful night! Super good energy, dear friends, an attentive audience, loving waiters and the owner Eric, very kind and friendly, what else can you expect?
Well, we’ll see you there on Friday, September 25, this time with the Trinity trio, Jazz Blues and everything in between trio! Starting at 8pm. Do not miss if you want to try how it is in paradise! Book your table at: 657 36 45 94 We are waiting for you! (dana10marzo@gmail.com)  Trinity on Fb


Art Exhibition by Jill Carrott
The last weekend of my exhibition at Sala de Exposiciones, Real 98, Frigiliana, right next to the church square, starts today, Thursday 24th September. I am open from 11am till 3pm, 24, 25, 26 and 27th. There is still lots of affordable art for sale, prices from €10. jillcarrott@msn.com


Flamenco Show: Friday 25 Sep 9pm.
Featuring Jose Roman, Eli Cordoba and Sara Serrano.
Restaurante Los Naranjos, Alcaucin (near Post Office).
Book tables at 619 390 146 / 608 553 075


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Eye In The Sky Drone Services:
We can help you with-
Aerial Photos of your property including videos.
Checking the condition of gutters and roofs before winter.
Before buying a property, check the roof, chimneys etc.
Inspect contractors work if out of sight.
Photos useful for planning applications and building licenses, and land boundry issues.
Lost pets in the campo, this is a free service if we are available.
Prices depend on location and what you need.
We will also need to see some proof that you own or rent the property involved, and in some instances and in some built up areas we may not be able to operate.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Cream coloured bedspread (double bed). 15 euros. La Herradura pick up. tel Jan 646381332 or
email: janetgill_9@hotmail.com


For Sale: Under Sink Cabinet. height 56cm / width 63cm / depth 33cm. Light wooden cabinet. 2 basket drawers, 1 door. Hardly used, good conditions. Price: 20€
To be picked up / Torrox Campo area
Contact Anne : 685 247 505


For Sale: Books
-According to the Rolling Stones. Price in UK £30, 5 euros. History of the Rolling Stones
-The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics. Price in UK £20, 5 euros Is the only collection of its kind. Originally published in two volumes in 1969 & 1971. Now in hard back for the first time with specially commissioned. Illustrations and photographs by internationally famous artist.
-Two books together for €5.
Spitfire by John Nichol Price in UK £8.99 First published 2018. PLUS
Ark Royal. ( The life, death and rediscovery of the legendary Second World War Aircraft Carrier ) Price in UK £7.99
Email: courtney_laineATyahooDOTcoDOTuk
Courtney, Tel 952550268 Caleta de Velez


For Sale: Whirlpool A++ 6kgs top loading washing machine.
I have handbook, original receipt, still under guarantee.
Bought May 2019 299€ from Delgado Electricodomesticos, Torre del Mar. Reason for sale: Bought bigger. Selling price 100€ Can deliver locally.
Jennifer, Caleta de Velez,
tel/Whatsapp +34 655 62 98 21


For Sale: Siemens laptop refurb. Model Esprimo V5505. A full size 15.6in  display laptop, fully refurbished by DoctorLaptop. Has an International keyboard, English layout but with extra character keys, perfect for both English and Scandinavian users, 250 Gb hard drive (reconditioned), 3Gb RAM (brand new, high performance), Windows 10 Pro (UK English), processor speed 2.0GHz, DVD/CD drive, 2hr battery. No HDMI, but if you need HDMI, VGA or USB to HDMI adapters are available for €15 at most computer shops or from Amazon.
€200. Buyer collects.
Contact Naythan, Torrox Costa, Tel. 675 993 069 (no calls answered before 11am, missed calls returned asap)
Email: doctorlaptop @ protonmail . com (no spaces)


For Rent: Country House for long term rental, 1 year to start.
The property is situated just 6 minutes outside the village of Los Romanes. near Lake Vinuela. 18 kms inland from Velez Malaga. Andalucia.
3 bedrooms, large kitchen diner with fridge freezer and cooker. lounge, bathroom with bath. shower . toilet. washbasin, and plumbing for washing machine. 2 terraces.
The house is about 100 years old with all its original features retained, new windows and a refurbished Bathroom
Around the house is space for a garden, vegetables etc.
Ideally suited for someone who likes privacy, but is close enough to the Village to not feel isolated
Monthly rent 450 euros. reduced from 500e for quick rental. Many more photos on request. Ariel photos courtesy of Eye In The Sky Drones.
email chicken.paul@hotmail.com Tel 636857697


Wanted: Has anyone got any unwanted jigsaws they no longer use? Contact by email: richard.p.haughton@gmail.com. Can meet at Lidl, Algarrobo Costa any time, thank you.  Richard, Algarrobo Costa


News & Articles

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UK Bank Account Closure Update: It appears that banks are keeping their options open, only providing answers “as it stands now”, and are reserving the right to change their policies as the situation develops.
It’s important to stress that this is not all British banks, and not all types of account are affected.  Two readers have reported contacting their bank and being told their accounts will not be closed. One reader reported receiving a notice that  their credit-card was being cancelled. -Ed
-This article contains the latest responses from popular UK Banks when they were asked for their policies on account closures due to Brexit.
– (Updated Wednesday) As the British government has so far failed to secure access to the EU banking scheme – known as passporting – after Brexit, UK banks are faced with complicated processes to gain financial licences with each of the EU’s 27 member states.
And it seems that for some this is just not worth the effort – leading to British people living around Europe getting letters saying their accounts would be closed or their credit cards withdrawn.


At Least 380 Whales Dead In Australia’s Largest Ever Mass Stranding: At least 380 pilot whales have died off the coast of Tasmania, in what experts are calling Australia’s largest recorded mass stranding event.
Nearly 500 whales have been stranded on a beach and two sandbars along the western coast of the island state.
Initial reports on Monday said that 270 whales had been stranded at three different sites, some of which had already died. Then authorities surveying the area by helicopter on Wednesday discovered another 200 that were stranded about 6 miles to the south – but all of those animals were confirmed dead. PHOTO:Brodie Weeding/AP. Full article: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/23/916080587/at-least-380-whales-dead-in-australias-largest-ever-mass-stranding?t=1600888317853


Spanish Gov’t Uses Grand Rhetoric to Claim Squatter Problem is an Urban Legend, Rejects Stronger Anti-squatter Measures: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} “What was illegally occupied 80 years ago was Spanish democracy” and it {VOX} seeks to create scaremongering around squatting by building “urban legends” whose sole purpose is to promote “a climate of fear” and so that private security companies do business. These are the arguments that the PSOE and Podemos parties have put forward to reject today the motion of Vox, the third largest party, in which it requested a modification of the Criminal Procedure Law so that the evictions take place in 24 hours or less and the legal reforms that make those responsible pay with jail, “not with small fines.”
Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/espana/abci-sanchez-y-socios-tumban-iniciativas-contra-leyenda-urbana-okupacion-202009231449_noticia.html


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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

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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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