DigameXtra No. 1777 Friday, Nov. 6th, 2020

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Due to the new Curfew, to avoid disappointment I suggest you call to confirm events and times before the event. -Ed.

The Lockdown Rumour Mill: There is a lot of talk going around on radio programs and Fakebook suggesting Andalucia is headed back to Home Confinement. Do not believe the rumours, only the National Gov’t can declare home confinement. That requires a vote, so we will have advance notice if such a vote is scheduled. There should be an official update later this week, or early next week when they must review/renew the curfew.
Reference: https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-11-02/spanish-government-refuses-a-regions-request-for-home-confinement.html


Car Boot/Market: Sunday 8th November. El Pantano Restaurant, Lake Vinuela.
This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is on Sunday 8th November at El Pantano Restaurant car park. Overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Please be assured, that we are taking all the necessary precautions to abide with current restrictions and requirements that the Government have in place.
Please remember to wear your face masks.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore, old and new.
– Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
– Lots of local grown fruit and veg. including Mango & Limes
– Homemade Jams and Marmalades and Chutneys (including Mango)
– Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
– Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
– Greetings cards.
– (New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301


The Bandits in El Morche: All being well, The Bandits will be playing live on the outdoor terrace at the Bio Beach Club in El Morche (just before Torrox Costa) on Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm.
To reserve your table call 657 364 594.


Chestnut Week: Kicks off in Jubrique on Saturday, November 7, as the town marks Chestnut Week. During La Semana de la Castaña de Jubrique (November 7-15) There will be activities and events including training workshops for hoteliers in Jubrique by top chefs who will show various ways to cook the chestnut and integrate it into their menus. Source article with list of events (English): http://www.jubrique.es/8299/com1_md-3/com1_md3_cd-60294/gastronomia-de-alta-cocina-naturaleza-y-senderismo-protagonistas-de-la-semana-de-la-castana-de-jubrique


The Royal British Legion: You are cordially invited to a Remembrance Event at the Chapel Bar– Calle Jaen, Nerja.
Saturday the 7th Nov., 2pm. Games, food and drinks. Tombala Stall. Proceeds to Poppy Appeal. Info 643 212 944


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Greek House: Greek Casita restaurant in Torrox Costa! Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Winter hours, until Easter Holy Week: Thursday thru Sunday 13.00-15.00 and 18.00-22.00. Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. For reservation call telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties (Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables (Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Casa Magel: Casa Magel is closed until 9th November due to government municipality closures.
We will hopefully be open for bookings again after that.
Book now for a breakaway just in case we are locked down again in the future.
Lots of space here for social distancing.
Our offers are still available.
Great for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other celebrations, no curfew or driving.
2 Nights B&B with 1 night 3 course meal + wine for 2 sharing a double room
or 3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course meal + wine + 1 evening or lunchtime tapas & drinks in a local bar or in house
Great for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or just a nice relaxing break.
Location: Valle De Abdalajis, Malaga
casamagel@yahoo.com, 722879503
Website https://www.casamagel.com


Removal and Collection – Men With Vans:
You’ve heard of a Man with a Van, now meet Men with Vans.
For all your local removal needs we have men and vans at your disposal. Whether you are moving home or need a single item moving, then we can help.
House clearance, Garage clearance and rubbish removals. IKEA, Bricomart and Leroy Merlin runs, we can even assemble your flatpacks. Give us a call.
Need something from one of the big stores in Malaga? Give us a call and leave it to us to deliver to your door.
Prices from 25 euros an hour.
Call or Whatsapp John on 622 067 357 or visit our Facebook page, https://facebook.com/menwithvans
Based in Nerja and Torrox we operate throughout Andalusia.
Men With Vans: John 622 067 357


Mobile Hairdresser: Hi, my name is Jenny and I’d like to introduce myself. I am a fully qualified mobile hairdresser with over 12 years experience, fully legal and up to date with current Covid-19 regulations. Appointments now being taken for Torrox and surrounding areas. WhatsApp, private message or call for an appointment in your own home or chat about what you would like.
Tel or WhatsApp 622 690 133,
Email jmainwood01 @ gmail dot com (no spaces)
Or go to my Facebook Page
Jenny, Torrox


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all local customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering a small discount on future purchases to customers recycling containers.
Free small testers are available on request. Please call us to find out more or to order: Tel 650 044 102
Margaret Gosling, Torrox
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


For Sale, 3 items:
– Karcher Steam Cleaner with attachments (new 159€). Only €65
– 3 outside lights – all new – only 15€ the lot
1 flood light with sensor (white)
1 Wall light stainless steel & glass
1 Wall / Ceiling flush fitting (Ikea GOTO)
-2 brand new items from Ikea Only 12€ the lot
New, still packaged – Ikea ‘Byllan’ lap tray with cushion
New, still packaged – Ikea ‘Grundtal’ stainless steel Towel Rail (4 ‘arms’)
Avis-Algarrobo Costa – can meet anywhere on the coast
call +44 7881 554446
e mail: avis dot clay at hotmail dot com


For Sale: 2 Single Beds and Mattresses (with covers) €40 each or both for €70. Being replaced by double bed.
Collect from Torre del Mar.
Haydn, Torre del Mar, 644 701 429 phone or WhatsApp
Email: hleaker at outlook dot com


For Sale: Mobile phone. Not much used and easy to use fully functional SAMSUNG A10 mobile phone, including charger, headphone, screen protector and original box all in good and working condition. Its one year old and i replaced it with a new Samsung with more camera possibilities (the A10 has a great camera too with 13M pixels but I wanted advanced options on a macro lens), HD display and reliable in every way. Not the most advanced mobile there is but for its price (€50) a real good mobile to WhatsApp, browse, call etc.
Ron, Torrox campo area, can deliver in and around Torrox.
Info: ronvanderspek@gmail.com or 951240601 (Spanish basics, English & German sufficient)


For Sale, 2 items:
-Super Kingsize bed, purchased from Pyramides at Caleta and a memory foam mattress. Excellent condition, no damage or marks, as new. 75 euros.
-Ducal pine corner cabinet with electric light. Excellent condition. 25 euros.
Buyer collects. Dennis, Canillas de Albaida.
Telephone 675071766


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Seeking Tax Advisor: Hello friends – anyone know of a good tax Accountant/Lawyer/Advisor/Gestor who is knowledgable in both Spanish and Canadian Tax Law? Thanks, Nick, Jete,
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News & Articles

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Spanish government to wait ‘two or three weeks’ before taking tougher coronavirus measures: The Health Ministry maintains that more time must pass to assess whether the current restrictions, such as the nighttime curfew and perimetral lockdown, are working.
The health chief of Andalucia, Jesús Aguirre, has asked for “clear and unified criteria” for a home lockdown, adding that the government must “act as soon as possible before the evolution of the pandemic with a legislative development for confinement, be it in a healthcare area, province or region in general.” Full article:


Spain adds 1,326 coronavirus deaths to official count due to methodology change: On Wednesday, the Health Ministry added 1,326 fatalities to the official tally, including 297 that were registered over the last 24 hours – a record of Spain’s second wave. Deaths from Covid-19 officially stand at 38,118, although the real figure is much higher because thousands of people died without getting tested during the first wave of the pandemic, in March and April. (Conversely, some Covid attributed deaths may have been due to pre-existing conditions or the regular flu. -Ed.)
Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-11-05/spain-adds-1326-coronavirus-deaths-to-official-count-due-to-methodology-change.html


Stolen card used without need for PIN: The victim in Almuñecar reported the loss to the Guardia Civil who quickly realised that seven different transactions all for less than €20 had taken place as for that small amount of money, no pin number is required.
Officers then visited the establishments where the card had been used to check CCTV and recognised a 26-year-old man from the town at each store who was known as a pickpocket and he has now been arrested. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/05/stolen-card-used-without-need-for-pin/


Covid- UK furlough scheme extended: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March. Mr Sunak said the scheme will pay up to 80% of a person’s wage up to £2,500 a month. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54824120


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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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