DigameXtra No. 1943 Friday, April 30th, 2021

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COVID-19 VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

For the official Andalucia Covid rules for your town, in Spanish only, go to this site, click your town, and find your rules in the lower left corner of the page. Click a category, then click the “+” sign to expand the rules: https://www.mapacovid.es

Another good, reliable source for updated Covid news, announcements and statistics are both your local
Ayuntamiento & the Junta de Andalucia’s FB and Twitter pages. @AndaluciaJunta  https://twitter.com/AndaluciaJunta  https://www.facebook.com/AndaluciaJunta/

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Saturday, May 1st is a National Holiday in Spain, Labor Day


Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 2nd



The Stolen Gnomes (lite): Sat 8MAY 7pm
Restaurant Kukko
Jim, Mick and Gary will be playing a lively mix of Celtic, Blues, and International Popular songs.
Jim acoustic/guitar vocals, Mick mandolin/electric guitar, Gary bass/ flute/acoustic guitar/vocals. 100 % live.
€5 entry, booking advisable. 646111203
Avda de Los Boliches 4 29640 Fuengirola 


Cookery Workshops at Casa Montes Negros:
Casa Montes Negros is looking forward to welcoming you back to the farm as we reopen our doors for our spring cookery workshops.
Casa Montes Negros Cookery Workshops
-Wednesday 12th May
Moroccan Cookery Workshop
With guest chef Tracey Webb we will be taking a culinary tour of Morocco through the delicious recipes we will prepare including tagine. A hands on experience which includes all the ingredients, a folder with all your recipes, and tea break and lunch in beautiful surroundings where you taste all your hard work! Starts at 10.30 and finishes at 15.30.
-Saturday 29th May
Spanish Tapas Cookery Workshop
Explore a exciting range of tapas dishes from all over Spain through a practical workshop on Casa Montes Negros organic farm. Starts at 10.30 and finishes at 15.30. Includes a folder with all your recipes and tea break and lunch in beautiful surroundings where you get to taste all your hard work! Price 35 euros
Send us an email at casamontesnegros AT gmail DOT com (no spaces) or ring us on 0034 655987105 to book your place. Please include your name, mobile number and tell us about any dietary requirements you may have at the time of booking.
The meeting place for the Cookery Workshops is El Cruce restaurant carpark in Trapiche at 10.00am. http://tiny.cc/6advdz From there you will be guided up to the farm. If you prefer not to drive, we offer the option of being taken up to the farm and back to the meeting point for 5 euros per person.
We also accept private bookings for Cookery Workshops and Residential Cookery weekends.
Minimum 4 people for 1 day cookery workshops, contact us for prices. You can also book a workshop in your own place of choice. If you would like a taxi service to pick your group up and return them, contact us for a quote.
Rachael Saunders, 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. New Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 6pm till close. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Lunch available by reservation only. For reservations 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: We want to help you to speak Spanish while you enjoy being at home
Online or Onsite
From absolute Beginner to Advance
You can meet new people and speak Spanish in a very relaxed way
We offer group and one to one lessons.
Message us and we will give you more information about all our options, don’t let boredom come to your house!
Web: https://malagalingo.com
Email: malagalingo@gmail.com
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493



Casa Magel B&B: The borders are opening
Freedom is coming.
Casa Magel is open for business and is again offering their very popular special stays.
-2 nights B&B, with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine at a cost of 130€ for 2 staying in an en- suite bedroom.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal including wine, plus tapas and drinks, in a local bar or in house, at a cost of 175€ for 2 staying in an en-suite room.
-Extra nights 50€ per night
-As an extra this year we are offering the chance for guests on the 3 night stay to either paint a ceramic tile or paint a t-shirt. We supply the paints and tiles with instruction or bring a t-shirt and we will show how to paint a personal memento (great for covering a stubborn stain!!). The extra cost will be 25€ for each person. Check out www.mehoward31.wixsite.com/art-el-valle
Our breaks are great for presents or to celebrate a special occasion.
Come to Casa Magel, enjoy comfortable well decorated rooms, wonderful mountain views, good food, and friendly hosts.
We have an outside fully equipped Andalucian kitchen exclusively for guests use, with meals & drinks to purchase or bring your own.
Casa Magel is the right place to come to relax and enjoy the freedom of our lovely countryside, lots of wonderful walks and close to the Camino Del Rey in El Chorro. Or spend a day sightseeing in the beautiful town of Antequera which has the most churches in Spain, 27 in all.
So much to appreciate after being cooped up for so long. We have lots of room for safe distancing, all hygiene measures are taken.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com
Tel: 722879503


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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MOONETTE – Organic Skincare for Mature Skin
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
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. You can also find us on Instagram @moonetteskincare or Google (search Moonette).
Margaret Gosling
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link


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€
-Up cycled lamp table. Mosaic top with blue and creme chalk paint and waxed Measurements 52 cm diameter, 46 cm high Price 75€
-Footstool stripped back to natural clear wax with new fabric seat cushion. Measurements 44 x 44 x 44cms Price 55€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Ottoman. Linen/blanket chest or toy box. 96cm wide x 47cm deep x 41cm high €20
-Tens machine battery operated. Used once only. €5
Sheila – Nerja, WhatsApp 637208963 


For Sale: Hop in top entry cat litter tray
58,5x39x 39,5 cm, New, never used €15
Saskia. Torrox Costa 627684256
Vincedvvo @ Hotmail dot com 


News & Articles

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Andalusia cuts Covid infections one more day and the incidence already drops to 225 points: {Translation}
Updated: 04/29/2021 18:35
-Andalusia continues to reduce the number of cases of covid infection day by day. On Thursday, 1,698 people were infected, almost 200 fewer than on the same day last week, confirming the downward trend of the fourth wave. However, the decline in this peak of the pandemic is slow. There are no sharp drops in the number of positives, but rather a smooth curve in the number of reported cases.
-This can also be seen in the 14-day cumulative incidence, which on Thursday stands at 225.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It reached 263 points on 19 April and now, ten days later, it has dropped by 38 points. It is a steady and continuous drop, but a slight one.
-The same trend can be seen in this seven-day measure of the strength of the health crisis. In this case, Andalusia now has 95.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, down from 115.5 on 19 April.
-Where there has been a clearer decrease is in the number of deaths. There are 9 this Thursday, bringing the total since the beginning of the Covid pandemic to 9,720. However, this drop – there were 29 yesterday and 22 the day before – does not necessarily represent a change in trend, since a week ago there were also days with fewer than ten deaths a day.
-The number of hospitalised patients, which this Thursday reached 1,450 (17 less than yesterday), continues to fall. In fact, Andalusia has already reduced 143 hospital admissions since the peak of the fourth wave, which occurred on 20 April with 1,593 patients in Andalusian hospitals due to covid.
-Where the ceiling has not yet been reached is in those admitted to the ICU. In fact, on Thursday the community registered 351 patients in intensive care, five more than yesterday. Although there is a rise and a new peak is marked, it is true that the figures reveal a slowdown in the increase of those hospitalised in ICU, so that this week or next week the peak of this variable may already be exceeded and a clear decrease can be seen. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-recorta-contagios-covid-mas-y-incidencia-baja-225-puntos-202104291237_noticia.html 


Check the 73 towns in Andalucía that have new Covid restrictions for at least a week: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202104/29/check-towns-andalucia-that-20210429130808.html


National Police warn of a new technique used by burglars to know if anyone is at home: In this new method, the criminals place strings of glue between door and the frame. With this simple system, the thieves know if there is movement in the house in question and if its occupants enter and leave normally or, if on the contrary, they have not opened the door for days. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/national/202104/29/national-police-warn-technique-20210429122615.html 


NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter just failed to lift off: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter was scheduled to embark on its most daring flight yet on Thursday. But it failed to lift off, so NASA plans to try again on Friday.
Ingenuity made history when it flew for the first time on April 19 — a 10-foot hover that marked the first controlled, powered flight ever conducted on another planet. Since then, the 4-pound drone has completed two more flights, venturing farther and flying faster each time. Full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-ingenuity-helicopter-failed-lift-off-ambitious-fourth-flight-2021-4


Football News- Barcelona missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they suffered a surprise home defeat by Granada: The opportunity was there for Barcelona to beat over-matched Granada and move into sole possession of first place in La Liga with just weeks to go in the season. Instead, Ronald Koeman’s team laid a massive egg, shockingly losing at the Camp Nou, 2-1. Granada had two chances in this game and scored both of them, grabbing both goals in the second half to come from behind. Full article: https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/barcelona-vs-granada-score-messi-and-barca-blow-chance-to-go-top-of-la-liga-with-shocking-loss/


Football News- Villarreal 2-1 Arsenal, Nicolas Pepe’s away goal hands the Gunners hope: Arsenal kept alive their hopes of reaching the Europa League final as a Nicolas Pepe penalty gave the 10-man visitors an away goal in defeat at Villarreal. Full article: https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/arsenal/europa-league/result/result-villarreal-2-1-arsenal-pepes-away-goal-hands-the-gunners-hope_445386.html 


Lottery- Results of the Primitiva of Thursday, April 29, 2021: The winning combination of lottery of the Primitiva celebrated this Thursday, April 29, 2021, has been made up of the numbers 01, 04, 36, 37, 42 and 43. The complementary number is fifteen, and the refund, the 5.
In the lottery of the Joker the chosen number has been the 5068852, awarded with 1 million euros. Source: https://spainsnews.com/results-of-the-primitiva-of-thursday-april-29-2021/ 


Lottery- National Lottery: The first prize has gone to 44,620 and is endowed with 30,000 euros to the tenth. It was also recorded in Burgos, Oviedo, Valdepeñas (Jaén), Molina de Segura (Murcia), Reus (Tarragona) and Valencia. In the case of Telde, The Las Terrazas Shopping Center distributed the lot.
The second prize went to number 42,781, endowed with 6,000 euros, and was also dispatched in Barcelona, Sabadell (Barcelona), Girona and Jaca (Huesca).
The refund has been for numbers 0, 1 and 8. Source: https://spainsnews.com/the-national-lottery-leaves-two-prizes-in-the-canary-islands/


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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
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Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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