DigameXtra No. 1818 Friday, Dec. 18th, 2020

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December 2020
-Friday, 25th– Sponsor posts for Friday will appear Thursday.
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-Wednesday, 6th– Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.


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

For the new official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/


Sunday Fleamarket in Nerja: The Fleamarket in Nerja on Sunday has more than 70 stalls providing a large variety of items on offer. Also a lot of bargains and gifts for Christmas of good quality.
Coffee, tea and snacks are available. The Fleamarket is open from 9.00 till 14.00. Hope to see you there, you are very welcome !!
Organized by the Lions Club. A non profit organisation.
Info: 685210652


New bar opening – RnR: Sunday 20th Dec at 1.00pm
The day has finally come, and we are ready to OPEN!
Please pop along and see us, and help us celebrate our special day!
Calle Huertos, 40 Nerja FB Page


Light Lunch band: Sunday 20DEC 2pm. Tu Punto de Encuentro Asador, Puente Don Manuel. FB Page


Chicago Jim and Mandolin Mick: Live Music. Friday Dec 18th 8pm
Biddy Mulligans La Cala, Boulevard de la Cala 29649 Mijas,
Tel. +34 952 49 48 77  FB Page


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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 specialities. 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/


Malagalingo Spanish School: Come to Torrox to enjoy our outdoor terrace with sea views while you speak Spanish! Don’t worry if you live in a different town, we provide legal authorisations for you to come to the school.
There are no excuses! Learn and have fun!
Malagalingo Spanish School
+ (34) 650 479 493  www.malagalingo.com


Casa Magel- Room Available Over Christmas: Due to a cancellation, we now have a double en suite room available for the special Christmas celebration 24th 25th & 26th December to include B&B for 3 nights, Christmas Eve 3 course dinner with wine. Traditional Christmas day 3 course Lunch, with Cava & wine, snacks for supper.
Wine & drinks all day. Boxing day late lunch with wine. Gifts & games and all the bells & whistles for Christmas. 375€ for 2 sharing double en suite room.
Join us and have an unforgettable Christmas.
http://www.casamagel.com ; casamagel@yahoo.com 722879503


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 PRODUCT – Face Cleanser With Bulgarian Rose is now available, 100% organic & vegan
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 ageing process by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
-improve facial complexion and eliminate 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 & Moonette FB Link


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Beautiful creative bench with oak seat top with useful drawer space .Measurements W100 x D40 x H56cms Price 145€
-2 bedside units W51 x D38 x H46cms price 20€ the pair
-Pine bookcase W80 x D29 x H200cms Price 35€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 2 items: CORRECTION
-LG 32″  28″ Smart television. Perfect in every way. Wonderful picture! Five Seven years old. Selling because I need a larger one. €90 Can deliver
Pamela. Algarrobo. 609040709 WhatsApp.


Recommendations & Requests


Canillas de Albaida Christmas Carol Service: We have been asked whether a Carol Service at Canillas de Albaida can take place, as last year. Sadly, the present regulations make it impracticable to do so this year.
Our Cathedral in Madrid is, however mounting a Carol Service which is being shared on-line at www.anglicanos.es. I attach the notice giving details, and some of you might like to tune in to this.
It is hoped to celebrate a first Service of Christmas on Christmas Eve, and should sufficient attend there will be carols in that service. I hope to send out information on this within a couple of days.
For those whom we will not see over Christmas, the Ministers and Congregation of the Church of St. Barnabas wish you all a happy, tranquil and blessed Christmas.
James (The Revd. James Tayler) Enquiries 952 03 04 61


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For the new official Covid restrictions, translated directly from the Junta de Andalucia site, see the news section in the Friday issue of DigameXtra, https://digamextra.com/2020/12/11/digamextra-no-1811-friday-dec-11th-2020/

New measures for the coronavirus- Cafeterias in Andalusia may remain open from 6 to 8 p.m.: {Translated from https://sevilla.abc.es} Updated: 17/12/2020 19:04
The cafes in Andalusia may remain open in the range of 18:00 to 20:00 hours, provided they do not dispense alcoholic beverages, starting this Friday, December 18, according announced the Minister of Health and Family, Jesus Aguirre.
This measure was communicated by Aguirre at the press conference after the meetings of the territorial alert committees to analyse the situation of the coronavirus pandemic that were held this Thursday in each of the Andalusian provinces.
The extension of the schedule in the section from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is the main novelty with respect to the measures announced for the second phase of the de-escalation plan that come into force at 00.00 hours this Friday, December 18.
New measures from December 18
The mobility between the provinces of the autonomous community to be allowed back in Andalusia beginning at 0.00 hours on Friday, and until 10 January 2021.
In the same way, the hours known as the curfew night, by which the movement of people at night is limited, reduces its current extension by two hours and is fixed between 23:00 and 6:00.
The catering services may also make home deliveries until 11:30 p.m.
Also starting at 0.00 hours this Friday, the catering and hotel establishments will be able to remain open until 18.00 hours, as before, and reopen from 20.00 hours to 22.30 hours . The novelty announced this Thursday is that, in the period from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the cafeterias will be able to remain open, although without dispensing alcoholic beverages.
In addition, starting at midnight this Friday, the restaurant services will be able to carry out home delivery services until 11:30 p.m. the cut-off , although time for placing orders is set at 10:30 p.m.
The Minister of Health has pointed out that, although the Andalusian Government has for now decided not to harden the measures provided for in this de-escalation plan , it will not hesitate “to make the appropriate decisions that contribute to reducing the incidence of the pandemic in the community as much as possible.” depending on the evolution of the crisis, “in line” with what was discussed this Wednesday in the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System.
For this reason, Aguirre has reiterated his call to “prudence” , as well as to “compliance with the rules and sanitary hygiene measures at all times” by citizens. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-nuevas-medidas-junta-cafeterias-andalucia-podran-permanecer-abiertas-18-20-horas-202012171250_noticia.html


Facebook and Instagram disable features in Europe: Facebook notified Instagram and Facebook Messenger users in Europe that some features of the app will be temporarily unavailable. A small prompt has appeared in both the Instagram apps and Facebook Messenger apps for European users earlier this week.
The message that the users received noted that some features of the said apps are not available to comply with the new rules for messaging services in Europe.
Facebook does not outline what specific features will be temporarily disabled, but the company does reveal on its support pages that the polls option on both Instagram and Messenger will be unavailable in Europe, as well as the stickers in Instagram and personalized replies on Messenger.
The other missing features may include limiting the files that can be sent on Messenger, changing nicknames, and the ability to share AR effects in direct messages on Instagram.
After this announcement by Facebook was made, it is still not clear when Facebook will lift the restrictions of the features for European users, but a spokesperson of Facebook told The Verge that it will be soon. Full article: https://www.techtimes.com/articles/255151/20201217/instagram-facebook-messenger-features-stickers-polls-temporarily-disabled-europe.htm


Zoom lifts 40-minute call limit on free accounts over Christmas: Normally, free accounts are limited to 40-minute-long calls, which abruptly end at the time limit. Zoom has just announced that those limits will be removed for two weeks including the last day of Hanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The company said: “As a token of appreciation to our users during an extraordinary time, we’re removing the 40-minute limit on free Zoom accounts for all meetings globally for several upcoming special occasions. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/dec/17/zoom-lifts-40-minute-call-limit-on-free-accounts-over-christmas


Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during Christmas feast in Spain: Platters of prawns form part of the traditional feast on a Christmas table in Spain and every Spaniard knows that sucking on the freshly removed head is the very best part.
However, the Spanish Food & Safety Agency, (AESAN) issued an advisory warning diners not to suck the heads of such shellfish because of the health risks associated with cadmium, which is associated with heavy metals.
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20201217/dont-suck-prawn-heads-spain-issues-health-warning-ahead-of-christmas


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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/
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EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
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