DigameXtra No. 1754 Wednesday, Oct. 14th 2020

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Art Room Art & Ceramics Gallery:
I will be at Viveros Florena today for the weekly market with A3 prints of all my paintings. €20 each. 10.00am – 2.00pm.
Open by appointment every day 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


Jochen Janz live at Rosmarino Restaurante Italiano: Every Friday, 7:30pm. Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Home made fresh pasta and pizza, dessert, and italian ice cream. Terrace for “al fresco” dining.
C.C. Pinogolf Local 34 (near Opencor) Elviria, Marbella
Res: 952 850 148


The Stolen Gnomes (Charity Gig Acoustic): Sunday Oct 18th 2pm. At Peña Gastronomica La Peseta.
The band will be playing an informal gig for the ACE animal charity day and ramble. Lively Irish/ Celtic songs and tunes, Soul, Blues and Popular songs with a Celtic twist. The band will be playing on the terrace with social distancing. BBQ and other dishes available. Table booking is recommended.
It would be great to see you!
Location: Diseminado Lomas de Flamenco 14 29650 Mijas
+34 633 35 76 73  FB Page


Weekly Crochet /Knitting Group: Calling all Ladies (& Gents if they so wish). Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working?
We are a multilingual group of ladies that were meeting every week in Algarrobo Costa, but stopped during lockdown. Now we would LOVE to start up again and to start meeting old/new friends on a regular basis. The group is well over 6/7 years old and would love new members to come along and join us. And if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit, well come along with that instead. We will teach you either craft if you wish.
After a very successful first meeting . We will be meeting at Caffe Loppen on the front from around 10-10.30 ish to 12 – 1pm ish every Thursday. Hope to see you there.
Need more information?
Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk


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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:
-Sofa bed sid pine base with washable covers Measurements when opened 200 x 135cms Price 65€
-Computer desk. Measurements Width 100.50 x 50 x 77cms Price 25€
-Solid pine sideboard. Measurements 192 x 46.50 x81 Price 110€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
Info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-16 Litre back pack sprayer €20
-Wheelbarrow, well used but in full working order €15
John Mac, Benamocarra


For Sale: Gift Ideas- Christmas is coming! Pebbles and Bambam Art
I will have a stall at Bar Atila craft market, Cl Buena Vista, Puente Don Manuel this coming Friday, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Why not pop along and browse the designs available.
Perfect Gift for all occasions: Wedding, New Baby, Birthday, Anniversary, Mothers Day, and of course Christmas!
If you would like to order in advance, please get in touch.
Grab a bargain, I sell these online and in Marbella for alot more!
Take a look at my page for designs available: FB Page
650 958 144
Lynn Hannington, Pebbles and Bambam Art
lynnandseanh at yahoo dot co dot uk


For Sale, 3 items:
-Comfy sofa and 2 chairs – pink and grey floral pattern. Perfect conidition. 75€ ONO
-Two wide but extremely comfortable armchairs, approx 180cm x 80cm x 60cm. One has water damage on side. 30€ each, 50€ the pair.
-Bedroom set with floral decoration, consisting 2 doube beds (with excellent mattresses) , 2 bedside tables, 1 single drawer unit and 1 free-standing mirror. All in great condition. 120€ ONO
Almuñécar area, but could deliver for petrol.
Nick, 609 706 210
Keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk


For Sale, 3 items:
-A shelving unit ikea 77x77cm with 4 boxes, 35€
-A hight mural cabinet ikea serie Sävedal 2 doors, 80x60cm, 40€
-A set of shelving units ikea, 2 doors, hight 202×40+20x30cm, 50€
Contact: ln2chrx@outlook.fr
Pick up in Algarrobo Costa. Elen


For Sale, 3 items:
-Lavazza coffee machine €35
-Box with approx 70 LP’s mostly classical music €45
-LG HD player / CD player. New. € 15
Saskia. Torrox Costa. Tlf 627684256
Vincedvvo @ Hotmail com


For Sale, as a lot: 2 Large Lamps & 2 Matching Tea Caddies
40€ For all four. WhatsApp, call or email Ray on 608568602
Email: ray craig at live dot com


FREE: Leather settee brown, needs some repair on seat. Oak frame 190×70 Bridget 636624736 Sayalonga. To be collected.


FREE: These lovely books are free. Puente Don Manuel area. Tel. 655640862. Mary.


Recommendations & Requests


MS Bespoke Joinery Costa Del Sol: I had an old built-in bookshelf in my apartment that I wanted to get rid of and replaced by something more modern. I was lucky to find Mick to do the job.
Unlike others, he immediately replied to my initial inquiry, came over, looked at the bookshelf, asked what I had in mind, came up with wonderful creative workarounds for the tricky parts, sent me a sketch and started working. He was quick, efficient, extremely reliable and listened to what I wanted. After being done for the day, he cleaned up and left the worksite clean and tidy, not always a given. And the result is excellent, I am extremely happy with his work! So, anyone looking for a great carpenter, check out Mick, you won’t be disappointed. Frauke, Malaga, frauke D0T koster AT gmx d0t de


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Sudden spike in Covid-19 infections in Salobreña: There was an unexpected surge in the number of people infected by COVID-19 in Salobreña last weekend and although the reason is not yet known, it is suspected that it is connected with a private event held over the holiday period. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/10/13/sudden-spike-in-covid-19-infections-in-axarquia-town/


iPhone 12 Release- Apple just unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup, with 4 new 5G phones starting at $699:
-The new iPhone 12 starts at $799, while the new iPhone 12 Mini starts at $699. Both phones come in five colors, have a new squared-off design, and are 5G-enabled.
-The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max cost $999 and $1,099 and include pro-level camera features and high-end design.
-The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available to preorder on Friday and will ship on October 23.
-The iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available to preorder on November 6 and will ship on November 13. More info at: https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-iphone-12-price-specs-release-date?r=DE&IR=T#iphone-12-mini


Spanish Gov’t Moves to Control & Monitor All Your Business Cash: The draft law approved today (not yet passed) limits payments in cash, which will drop from 2,500 to 1,000 euros for operations between companies and professionals, not for individuals. Montero has pointed out that the Government’s objective is to continue reducing it to “lower cash payments to a minimum” and to have traceability of all operations. Full article in English: https://spainsnews.com/the-government-prohibits-paying-in-cash-more-than-a-thousand-euros-in-operations-between-professionals-and-companies/


Companies have six months to implement the salary register by gender of their work force: The Government gives six months to companies to adapt to the regulations and implement their salary records by gender, which is required of all companies regardless of their size, including salary comparison analysis of all male vs female workers doing the same jobs. The aim to combat pay inequality between men and women. Full article in English: https://spainsnews.com/companies-have-six-months-to-implement-the-salary-register-by-gender-of-their-workforce/


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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

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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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