DigameXtra No. 2011 Monday, July 19th, 2021

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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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Tony’s Butchers- Nerja
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What’s On

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Phoenix Club: Our social club is fully open once again, so do pop in.
-19th – Trip to Selwo Zoo. Price €36 includes entry to the zoo and coach fare etc. Pic below.
-20th – Flamenco in the grounds of the Alhambra Palace. Tickets €35 includes Show, Coach fare and drivers tip. Depart 17.00 and returning from Granada at 12 midnight. Payment on booking required as show tickets have to be paid for up front. 
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp
-17th – A trip to Mini Hollywood with buffet lunch. 51€pp includes coach fare, entrance, buffet lunch and drivers gratuity
-18th – Open air 80s concert in Benalmadena featuring tribute acts – Depeche Mode, The Cure and a final section of 80s hits from; Soft Cell, Human League, A-Ha, Ultravox and more.
-23rd – 27th Christmas break. 4* Hotel Bahia in Almunecar. Price includes full board accommodation, buffet meals with wine, Gala dinner on Christmas Eve and special lunch on Christmas Day, coach fare and tips for hotel staff and driver. €265 based on 2 sharing a double room/€350 Single room. Deposit €75 and is non refundable. 
-We are collecting foodstuffs for the Spanish Red Cross on a weekly basis.
-We are selling off all our books at 4 for €1 with plenty of choice for everyone. We also have jigsaws for sale at €1 each. Come along and pick up a bargain on any Tuesday.
-The Phoenix Social club is a registered association. We meet at the La Vega bar every Tuesday and you can find it just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. We are now open from 12 noon until 2pm. 
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723/626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information 


Seeking Classical Musicians: Seeking all classical instrument players (resident or visiting) within commuting distance of La Herradura to play Chamber music in a spectacular location – all for fun!
Strings and woodwinds alike, ability to sight-read essential. We play mostly Baroque but anything considered, depending on the instrumental mix.
We have many instruments available (including piano, harpsichord, ‘cello, Clavinova and many more!).
We play in A=440.
If you have playing relatives or friends planning on visiting please encourage them to get in touch!
If you are too far away, even outside Spain – no problem – we play on-line, using Jamulus.
Please note: Costume is optional!
Nick, Casa ArteMus, La Herradura, Granada


Bad Ass Bistro Re-opening Weekend: Friday July 30 – Sunday 01 Aug.
Please do join us for our re-opening weekend. After an extended respectful quarantine, we are as Bad Ass as ever!
Advance bookings for 4 or more diners get a free bottle of our carefully selected quality house wine.
Look out too for our new vegetarian menu additions. Plus of course all your Bad Ass favourites.
Special price this weekend on Koppaberg fruit cider at only 2 Euro.
Advanced bookings recommended. Groups and parties welcome.
Plaza Del Yate, Fuengirola  FB link 


A New Steakhouse & A New Cocktail Bar in Torrox Costa: {Editor}
-“Live Bar”- In BLQ 83 a new bar “Live Bar”, has opened where the old ice cream parlour was. Has large outdoor terrace.
-“Magon Steakhouse”- Behind BLQ 75 off El Faro Av near the lookout is a new steak house called “Magon”. They have a large elevated terrace facing the beach. This is not the Modan steakhouse on the paseo.


Torrox Beach Warning: From Civil Protection, lifeguards and nursing positions we have served 225 jellyfish stings today (Sunday). Cautionary yellow flags have been put alongside jellyfish. We ask that Sunday we have caution on our beaches. Please follow the directions of the rescue workers at all times. FB link


Art Expo: Highly recommended to visit the exhibition ”Ginés Liébana, the eternal apprentice” found in the room of El Pósito de Vélez-Malaga until September 4
An Anthological Exhibition of Ginés Liébana
Tribute to the centenary of the birth of the renowned artist and who collects much of his work. The exhibition is composed of twenty drawings made in different techniques on paper. FB link


Services Wanted/Offered

Check the DigameXtra Sponsor’s list whenever you need a service.
Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!


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 levelling
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.



Yfke’s Bar– New bar/cafe in Torrox Costa, large snack menu including some tasty vegetarian choices & many Dutch treats- CLOSED TUESDAY JULY 13th FOR PRIVATE EVENT: Indoor and terrace seating. Eurocup games are being shown live on TV.
Location- Mid-block on the west side of BLQ 8, Urb. Costa de Oro, Torrox Costa. From the beach paseo, turn in by the China shop, walk up past the sports bar on your right side to the next terrace full of tables & chairs. Yfke will be waiting to greet you. This is very close to the Torrox Costa Monday Market, so be sure to come by while you are in the neighborhood. MAP
Opening hours-
Monday & Saturday: 10:00 – 24:00
Tuesday – Friday: 17:00 – 24:00
Closed Sundays.  FB link 



Tony’s Butchers- Nerja:
Beef / Lamb / Pork / Poultry
Sausages&Bacon / Mixed Meat Boxes
Come by the shop or order online. Delivery available.
Visit our website for offerings, prices and order form.
Shop hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm.
Saturday 9am-2pm.
Closed Sunday & Monday
-We deliver from Nerja along the coast to Estepona, the rest of mainland Spain we deliver by special courier next day delivery.
-We can deliver to a friend or family member and can add a gift message at no extra cost.
-Special orders welcome.
-Cash, cards and Paypal accepted.
-Mention you saw this on DigameXtra for a 5% discount!
Address: C. Ruperto Andúez, 29780 Nerja, Málaga
Phone: +34 951730422
Website: https://www.tonysbutchers.shop/
We are a DigameXtra sponsor, so our contact info can be seen everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 


Wanted: Digger. Looking for someone who has a mini JCB / digger to level part of my land. Should only take a day but it’s very overgrown and might need to be tiered.
Please let me know if anyone deals with this kind of work
Name: Simon, Competa
email: simjn42@gmail.com


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Fabulous solid wooden table just been sanded & waxed excellent condition Measurements 183 x 91.50 x 76cms Table top thickness 4cms Price 345€
-Castilian Spanish dresser beautiful solid top painted with chalk paint & waxed Measurements 112 x 36 x 195cms Price 245€
-7 Draw chest of drawers natural top waxed with chalk paint with new brass handles. Very good quality solid wood with deep drawers plenty of storage space. (Hand-crafted using 100% solid pine. Traditional methods including dovetail joints, and tongue and groove backboards.) Measurements
140 x 42 x 75cms Price 245€
contact Jackie/ nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


La SuperCaja Verde: Fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms delivered to your door.
We are a family-run business delivering boxes of fresh seasonal fruit and veg to your home once a week. Delivery is free!
Delivery days:
Tuesdays: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Caleta and Algarrobo Costa.
Wednesdays: Frigiliana, Nerja, Torrox and Benajarafe.
We have three weekly box options:
-Caja Axarquia: 5kg box containing seasonal local vegetables such as tomatoes, courgette, aubergine, onion, lemon and beans for only €8.
-Caja Andaluza: 8kg box containing the same as the smaller box, plus usually potatoes, carrots, garlic and some fruit (this week the fruit includes bananas from the Canary Isles and probably local apricots) for just €12.
-New! Caja de Verano (summer box): 9kg box containing summer vegetables for your salad or gazpacho, including tomatoes, green peppers, cucumber and garlic, plus seasonal summer fruit (this week, we expect to have a melon, plums, bananas de canaria, apricots, pears and paraguayas) for only €15.
We also have a variety of fruit and other extras to order in addition to your box, including oranges, bananas (de Canarias) free-range eggs, extra virgin olive oil, local jam, local honey and local chocolate! Please contact us, and we will send you a flyer with this week’s extras.
Please ask us if you would like any more details!
Email: lasupercajaverdetorrox@gmail.com
Phone or Whatsapp: 644 16 35 02 ; Facebook


For Sale: Printer. HP2540 All in one printer €20, contact Karen, Nerja 722 172 575 


For Sale: Sun Loungers. Very good, hardly used sun loungers for sale, high quality. For collection only.
Three pieces for € 45 each, easily stackable
Markus whatsapp +49 178 1096370 Torrox 


For Sale: Six shawls in very good condition. 7 euros for all six shawls. 4 x rectangular pashmina style, 1 x triangular black Spanish shawl with red embroidery and 1 x rectangular lightweight wrap. Ideal car boot stock. Photos emailed on request. Buyer to collect from El Penoncillo (Torrox Costa). Brenda, Torrox,
Tel/whatsapp 711003687


Recommendations & Requests


Window Cleaners: I read a recent recommendation in Digame from a person who had windows cleaned by E&A cleaners. I enlisted their help to clean mine in a large two bedroom apartment with lots of glass doors and windows.
They completed the job perfectly! They also cleaned the frames which gave everything a new and pristine look.
I was so impressed that I employed them again a few weeks later to do a complete deep clean of my apartment.
Everything was left immaculately clean!
You can contact the company by phone
+46 79 336 00 85 WhatsApp
Or check out their Facebook page
Alan, Caleta de Vélez, protonmale AT protonmail D0T com


News & Articles

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The committee of experts of Andalusia will meet on Tuesday, July 20, to discuss relaxing or toughening the Covid restrictions. -Ed.

No updated Covid numbers or info have been released since what I posted in the Saturday issue. -Ed.


Editor’s Note: In case you didn’t make the connection, the Spanish PM last week replaced 5 veteran cabinet members with much less experienced, socialist liberals, the day after the EU authorized the release of billions of euros in EU Covid Relief funds to Spain. Just a coincidence? Anyone else remember the fiasco the last time the EU dumped a load of cash on Spain? The unfinished highway improvements leaving ramps to nowhere, while construction companies pocketed millions they could not later account for, does that ring a bell? Hmmm…


Nerja- new municipal aid: From tomorrow, applications for new municipal aid fund with 315.000 euros targeting self-employed and small businesses in the municipality for the recruitment of unemployed people, and families in economic vulnerability or risk of social exclusion for the payment of mortgage or rental of homes and daycare, launched by the Nerja City Council with the aim of continuing to mitigate the effects caused by the health, economic and social crisis of the coronavirus. The deadline for applications, which opens after its publication today in the Official Gazette of the Province of Malaga, will end next July 31
Here are all the details, in Spanish: https://www.nerja.es/abierto-el-plazo-para-solicitar-nuevas-ayudas-municipales-para-la-contratacion-de-desempleados-el-pago-de-hipoteca-alquiler-y-guarderias-plan-de-choque


France reports over 10,000 new coronavirus cases for third day: France reported more than 12,500 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the third day that the tally has held above 10,000, as the quick spread of the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 led to a jump in new infections. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/france-reports-over-10000-new-coronavirus-cases-third-day-2021-07-18/


El Gordo de la Primitiva draw on Sunday, July 18, 2021:
The result of the Gordo de la Primitiva today, Sunday, July 18, 2021 is: 4, 6, 12, 36 and 50, the key number being 3.
Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-on-sunday-july-18-2021/


Tennis News- Gauff tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Tokyo Games: Gauff was set to become the youngest Olympic tennis player since 2000 but instead joins a number of the world’s top players who have already pulled out of the Tokyo Games. Photo:REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/tennis-gauff-tests-positive-covid-19-miss-tokyo-games-2021-07-18/ 


British Grand Prix- Hamilton takes eighth British win, Verstappen in hospital: Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for a record eighth time on Sunday after battling back from a 10-second penalty imposed for a first-lap collision that halted the race and left Red Bull rival Max Verstappen in hospital. Photo:REUTERS. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/hamilton-wins-home-british-gp-eighth-time-2021-07-18/ 


Golf News- Ice-cool Morikawa wins blazing hot British Open: American debutant Collin Morikawa produced an ice-cool final round to win the British Open by two strokes on a blazing hot afternoon at Royal St George’s on Sunday.
The 24-year-old began the day a stroke behind Louis Oosthuizen but played picture-perfect golf in a four-under round of 66 to overhaul the South African and resist resurgent fellow American Jordan Spieth in a three-way battle. Photo:REUTERS/Lee Smith. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/leader-oosthuizen-tees-off-british-open-final-round-2021-07-18/ 


Huge data leak shatters the lie that the innocent need not fear surveillance: {The Guardian}
Billions of people are inseparable from their phones. Their devices are within reach – and earshot – for almost every daily experience, from the most mundane to the most intimate. Few pause to think that their phones can be transformed into surveillance devices, with someone thousands of miles away silently extracting their messages, photos and location, activating their microphone to record them in real time.
Such are the capabilities of Pegasus, the spyware manufactured by NSO Group, the Israeli purveyor of weapons of mass surveillance.
The last time the Guardian adopted such extreme counter-espionage measures was in 2013, when reporting on documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. Those disclosures pulled back the curtains on the vast apparatus of mass surveillance created after 9/11 by western intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and its British partner, GCHQ. It meant a radical overhaul of our working methods, including a ban on discussing our work with sources, editors or lawyers in the presence of our phones.
The Pegasus project may do the same for the privatised government surveillance industry that has turned NSO into a billion-dollar company. Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/jul/18/huge-data-leak-shatters-lie-innocent-need-not-fear-surveillance


World’s first organic caviar is produced in Loja, Granada:
Caviar Riofrio is a company that was founded back in 1963 by the Navarrese doctor, Luis Domezain, located in the town of Loja, and originally built as a trout farm, but the doctor soon incorporated sturgeon to the farm.
Carlos’ effort paid off last Christmas when the company sold its first production of organic and beluga caviar, “It was exceptional because the calibre of the roe reached 3.5 millimetres, compared to the usual 2.8mm, and one kilo of this limited production reached €8,000”, explained Carlos Portela, grandson of Dr. Domezain, and current director of Riofrio. Full article: https://globalcirculate.com/worlds-first-organic-caviar-is-produced-in-loja-granada/

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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/
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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