DigameXtra No. 1821 Monday, Dec. 21st, 2020

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December 2020
-Friday, 25th– Sponsor posts for Friday will appear Thursday.
-Saturday, 26th– Sponsor posts for Saturday will appear Sunday.
January 2021
-Friday, 1st– Sponsor posts for Friday will appear Thursday.
-Saturday, 2nd– Sponsor posts for Saturday will appear Sunday.
-Wednesday, 6th– Three Kings Day. Sponsor posts for Wednesday will appear Tuesday.


What’s On

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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/


Winter Solstice 2020- The First Day of Winter: The winter solstice happens on Monday, December 21, 2020. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of the year.
The winter solstice marks the official beginning of astronomical winter (as opposed to meteorological winter, which starts about three weeks prior to the solstice). The winter solstice occurs once a year in each hemisphere: once in the Northern Hemisphere (in December) and once in the Southern Hemisphere (in June). It marks the start of each hemisphere’s winter season. When one hemisphere is experiencing their winter solstice, the other is simultaneously experiencing their summer solstice! Source: https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-winter-winter-solstice


Phoenix Events: Trips & Events
8th – Trip to La Canada and Iceland €15pp
For bookings and information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more info.


One For The Kids- Santa Klaus: Santa will be at the Churchelandia in Torrox Costa Tuesday, Dec 22nd 4-6pm. All children welcome! FB Page


New Years Eve Party: La Sierra Restaurante – Cerrado del Águila Golf and Resort. Come & join us at La Sierra Restaurant and say goodbye to 2020! We’ll be having non stop entertainment brought to you by ‘It Takes 2’, ‘Zing Duo’, ‘The Costadelics’ Funk Band & The Main show of ‘Prince by The Purple Revolution’
Starting at 7.30pm till 12.30am, we’ll be toasting & bringing in the New Year together with grapes and cava.
They’ll be a red carpet arrival & photographer with our photocall display on arrival, a glass of cava & canapes on our terrace, followed by a delicious 3 Course Dinner.
So dress to impress & celebrate in style with non stop music & plenty of fun!
All this for €75 & children under 11 half price!
Book Now & hope to see you there!
Call or WhatsApp 627164168 or book via Facebook.
Cerrado Del Aguila Golf and Resort, Avenida María Civiero S/N 29649 Mijas
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Ladies Lunch: La Scala Marbella. Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, 22nd of December on our LADIES LUNCH. Unlimited Prosecco & Cocktails ( Pornstar Martini, Mojito, Cosmopolitan or Bloody Mary ) between 1 & 3 pm. Live music at 3 pm! All this with a 3 course menu for only 35€. Only a few tables still available so please reserve your table! +34 951 56 93 62 ; Urb. Real de Zaragoza 62B 29604 Marbella  FB Page


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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.


Hanningtons Kitchens and Bathrooms: We have been installing kitchens and bathrooms here on the Costa for 13 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
Whether you are thinking of updating an existing kitchen or bathroom, or whether you wish to create the kitchen or bathroom you have always dreamed of, we are here for you, every step of the way.
With an unrivaled knowledge of the best local materials and suppliers we are able to work to all tastes and budgets.
Our full range of services includes
– Installations and Refurbs
– Wall & Floor tiling
– Full range of Plumbing work including radiators and underfloor heating
– Solar Installation
– Design & planning ideas to get the look you are after
– Electrical works
– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor leveling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com


Mandy’s Paintbox: Painter for 30 years. Painting work undertaken. Inside and outside large or small. Furniture painted or sprayed. Kitchens cabinets, wardrobes doors any colour any surface. Check out the before and after photos all the furniture was spray painted.
Call for advice WhatsApp 680739577
Email: amandajosiah@hotmail.com
My contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of the issue. Here are “before”and “after” pics from my latest job.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Inmobiliaria:
We are friendly, honest and offer a bespoke service for all your property needs.
Winter sun rental in Torre del Mar!
Apartment Sierra 1 in Torre del Mar is available for long term rent this winter.
Available now until the end of April 2021. Can be rented for 3 to 4 months. Price per month is €700 per month plus electricity usage. Price includes internet and secure parking.
This lovely apartment has 2 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large secure garden. Located near the hospital, within walking distance to the beach and El Ingenio shopping centre. A car is not necessary. Normally fully booked.
Please click the link for more details – Apartment Sierra 1
Not exactly what you are looking for. Thinking of renting out your property?
Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you, please get in touch.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Wooden stool done in Tekka and wood stain. Measurements Width 60cms Depth 31cms Height 63cms Price 45€
-3 bar stools stripped back to natural with chalk paint & waxed Price 40€ each
-2 traditional Castillan bar stools with original leather strap seat Price 35€ each
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items: Carpets
-Multi coloured squares 120 x 170 cms main colour grey. 30 euros
-Blue runner carpet 200 x 57 cms 15 euros
-Burgundy carpet 130 x 80 cms 10 euros
Angie, Torrox Costa
angie j rogers @ gmail. com (no spaces)


For Sale: TV. TD Systems, 40 inch LED Smart TV. Excellent condition. Euro 100.
Paul 618234367, Torrox Campo. No track.


Recommendations & Requests


Supersol collection Nerja: A big thank you to all that donated food this Saturday At Capistrano Supersol and especially the couple who donated a whole trolley of all sorts of food it will help so many people. The people of Nerja deserve a big pat on the back for being so generous, Merry Christmas to you all Dorothy and Helen, Nerja.


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News & Articles

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Andalucía PLANS to bring in a mandatory ‘Covid card’ to travel or attend events: (WARNING- This needs more confirmation as I only found one source. -Ed.) The Junta de Andalucía plans to issue a ‘passport’ for people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 from next 27 December with the aim of requiring it in certain events to avoid contagions in the future.
This was announced on Friday by the president of the regional government, Juanma Moreno, who explained that this “certificate will serve to know who has been vaccinated and who has not”.
The president said, “Obviously no one will be forced to be vaccinated, but if someone is going to want to go to sporting or cultural events or if they are going to want to travel, they will have to be vaccinated.”
The regional head said that this should be an initiative that the central government should assume, but once again it is the regions that have to make decisions.
Moreno said he regretted that 17 different ways of fighting the pandemic have been promoted by each of the regional authorities with an absence of leadership at the national level that the state government should assume.
In an earlier interview on Telecinco, Juanma Moreno said that getting vaccinated is a “moral responsibility towards oneself, and towards others”. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/19/andalucia-will-implement-mandatory-20201219083918.html


Britain & CDC issue guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination after allergic reactions: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday said it was monitoring reports of allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccination and made recommendations on how people with histories of allergies should proceed.
-Anyone who had a severe reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine should not get the second dose, the agency said, defining severe as needing the medication epinephrine or treatment in a hospital.
-People who have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in a COVID-19 vaccine should avoid the vaccine formulation containing the ingredient, CDC said. Two vaccines have been approved in the United States under emergency use authorizations.
-Individuals with histories of severe allergic reaction to vaccines should consult their doctors about the COVID-19 shot. The CDC said people with severe allergies to food, pets, latex or environmental conditions as well as people with allergies to oral medication or a family history of severe allergic reactions could still get vaccinated.
-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating around five allergic reactions that happened after people were administered Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine in the United States this week.
-On Friday, the FDA said that the Moderna Inc vaccine, which received emergency use authorization, should not be given to individuals with a known history of a severe allergic reaction to any components of the shot.
-Britain’s medical regulator has said that anyone with a history of anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reactions to a medicine or food, should not be given the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-usa-vaccine-cdc-idUKKBN28U002


France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Italy suspend flights with the United Kingdom over new Covid-19 strain & 48-Hour Travel Restrictions From The UK To Ireland: The Irish Government is to impose a 48-hour ban on flights from Britain following fears over the spread of a new strain of Covid-19, while ferries will be limited to freight travel. The ban is in place for tomorrow and Tuesday and the measures will be reviewed by the Cabinet on Tuesday. Ferry crossings between Ireland and the UK will continue in order to keep essential supply chains moving. (1)
Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania and Czechia have also announced bans on passenger flights from Britain. As of 9pm Sunday night Spain has resisted adopting these measures, but says they will “adopt stricter PCR testing”, without providing more details. (2,3)
References: (1) https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/1220/1185542-covid-19/ and (2)  https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/dec/20/coronavirus-live-news-nsw-premier-to-provide-update-on-sydney-restrictions-as-northern-beaches-locked-down-uk-tightens-christmas-rules? and (3) https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/coronavirus-travel-ban-europe-uk-flights-b1776855.html


Novak Djokovic’s ten-million-euro mansion in the Marbella mountains: The Serbian tennis player has left Monte Carlo and moved to a luxury villa in Sierra Blanca. He has spent over ten million euros on a mansion. The villa, which was previously rented for 10,000 euros a week has an exclusive private tennis court where he can train.
The residence is 1,000 square metres in size, on a plot of 3,500. As well as nine bedrooms, it has eight bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool, various reception rooms, a cine, a games room with billiards and table football, a spa with sauna and Turkish bath and a fully equipped gymnasium. The main rooms are decorated in a mixture of Mediterranean and Moroccan styles. Outside there is a large barbecue and a big patio with sea views. PHOTO:SUR Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/lifestyle/202012/18/novak-djokovic-million-euro-20201218114610-v.html


Salón Varietés appeals for assistance raising funds in order to avoid closing down for good: The theatre is asking people to organise individual fundraising initiatives and it is offering help with the promotion of any such events.
A spokesperson for the fundraising team said, “As it is the only English-speaking theatre of its kind in southern Spain, it is important that we open just as soon as we can welcome people back safely and securely. The aim is to ensure that we can continue to manage the premises and re-open for shows.” PHOTO:SUR Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202012/18/salon-varietes-appeals-help-20201218114633-v.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

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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