DigameXtra No. 1798 Friday, Nov. 27th, 2020

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Greek House: We have re-opened! 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 with current curfew: Thursday thru Sunday 13.00-17.00. 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/


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Casa Magel: Casa Magel is closed until whenever the government municipality closures are over.
May we suggest you book now for a breakaway to beat the rush once the lockdown is lifted!!
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


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE Organic & Aromatic Skincare for 40+
We are a Torrox-based company specialising in the creation of formulae which help prevent premature skin ageing
We are committed to making effective products at affordable prices
New products coming soon – Super Lip Balm & Bulgarian Rose Face Cleanser
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our health. As we grow older, however, our skin becomes thinner, wrinkled, and more sensitive; hence it requires the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognising this need we have created a range of formulae which help slow down the ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, improving facial complexion and eliminating blemishes.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration, cell revitalization and antioxidant effect, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients with gorgeous fragrances.
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
www.moonette.es & FB Page


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Handmade coffee table using reclaimed materials inset wooden tiles using 3 shades of grey chalk paint & waxed Measurements W78.50 x D48 xH34cms Price 95€
-Pine chest of drawers with 2 bedside units & Mirror. Measurements Chest of drawers 92 x 44 x 84cms Bedside tables 50 x 33 x 50cms Mirror 60 x 100cms Price 260€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items:
-1 x empty Cepsa aluminium gas bottle €12
-1 x empty orange butane gas bottle €10
Or €20 for the pair
Collection from near Guaro, Periana
Email Diana: df_flower at hotmail dot com


Wanted: The Last Kingdom series by Bernard Cornwell
Looking for 3 books in the above series.
The Lords of the North
Sword Song
Flame Bearer
If you have these books and would either like to sell or loan them to me, I would be very grateful. I have managed to find all the others in the series but these are proving elusive!
I live in Sayalonga, you can contact me on email gailmooney32@msn.com or call me on 626370695 also on WhatsApp.


Exchange Gas Bottles: Hi has anyone an orange gas bottle they would swap for the CEPSA steel one please. Torrox area Contact Sue: 677322169.


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Christmas Day Lunch: Is there anywhere in Torrox taking bookings for Christmas Day lunch?
If so perhaps you would let others know too on Dígamextra!
Sue, Torrox, maundfitch@gmail.com


Residencia & TIE Renewal Info: Just a heads up-
I was at the policia in Malaga yesterday to renew my residencia. While I was there I thought to ask the supervisor if it was advisable to apply for the TIE, even if one had been here more that five years, which is what I had been led to believe, and she said- it’s is not only advisable it is OBLIGATORY!!!! So there you are!
It’s very easy to do and the people are sooo nice and very helpful. It’s easy to get to and they have appointments available, I was told.
If you want any more Information, what papers you need, how to access them etc. do give me a call. I am an interpreter, so if you need me to go with you, I’d be pleased to help. I’ll even drive you there ! I do charge, but it is a reasonable, flat fee. But, of course, any advice over the phone is freeeee !
Pamela, Algarrobo 609040709


News & Articles

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London and Liverpool move to Tier 2 but Manchester, Hull, Newcastle, Birmingham and Wolverhampton face a severe Tier 3 lockdown: The decision to save London from Tier 3 will be a relief to many in the hospitality industry who will be able to reopen when the current national lockdown ends on Dec. 2nd.
But the Prime Minister has chosen to impose Tier 3 on five English cities and all of Kent, which is predicted to put a wrecking ball through pubs, restaurants and clubs now forced to close or only offer takeaway. Millions of people will also be banned from socialise indoors or outdoors with any other households apart from five days over Christmas.
Only rural pockets of East Anglia, Cumbria and Cornwall are expected to be allowed into Tier 1, which allows socialising inside homes and pubs. IMAGE:Daily Mail. Full article: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/london-and-liverpool-go-into-tier-2/ar-BB1bnNAo


Fuengirola town hall opens its sixth dog park to the public in Parque del Sol: Fuengirola council has opened the town’s sixth dog park, located in the Parque del Sol, completed with a budget of 16,000 euros.
The space is around 750 square metres and complements the other spaces for pets in Los Pacos, Miramar, Torreblanca, Calle Feria de Abril and Calle Lanzarote. PHOTO:SUR. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202011/20/fuengirola-town-hall-opens-20201120103044-v.html


BitCoin Loses 9% After Wednesday’s 3 Year High Spike (Pump & Dump?): Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said on Thursday its retail and professional-focused platforms were hit by tech problems, with users reporting difficulty trading as bitcoin plunged towards its biggest one-day drop since September.
California-based Coinbase said on its website at 14:14 GMT it was investigating connectivity problems, adding at 14:42 GMT that it had identified the problem and implemented a solution.
Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, slumped as much as 13% on Thursday to its lowest since Nov. 16., slamming the brakes on its red-hot rally and sparking a sell-off of smaller coins.
It was last down 9% at $16,904 and on course for its biggest one-day drop since Sept 3. The move represents a sharp correction from its three-year high of its near-record $19,521 hit on Wednesday. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies/crypto-exchange-coinbase-hit-by-connection-latency-problems-as-bitcoin-plummets-idUSKBN2861Y1


Northern Irish Darts Pro Banned For 8 Years: The investigation commenced in May 2020 and as a result of the investigation, Kyle Mckinstry, a professional darts player from Northern Ireland, was banned on 25 November 2020 from the sport for a total of eight and a half years for fixing two matches in the “A Night at the Darts” series which took place during lockdown. PHOTO: Twitter. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/26/professional-dart-player-banned-for-match-fixing/


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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

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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