DigameXtra No. 2074 Friday, Oct. 1st, 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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Echoes of The Beatles in Concert: Sat., Oct 9th 9:30pm
Teatro Las Lagunas Mijas
A night of incredible music from the greatest band of all time “The Beatles” performed for you by Echoes of The Beatles, with authentic costumes, instruments and backline, this FULLY LIVE event is one not to be missed! With hits from 1960-1970, this show will transport you to the decade that changed music forever!
Camino del Albero, 16. Las Lagunas 29649 Mijas  FB link 


Car Boot/Market at Lake Vinuela: This popular monthly Car Boot/ Market is on Sunday 3rd October at El Pantano Restaurant car park. Overlooking Lake Vinuela. Time 9.30 am to 1pm.
Please be assured, that we are taking all the necessary precautions to abide with current restrictions and requirements that the Government have in place.
Hand sanitiser will be available for your use, on all stalls.
Location is easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right-hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore, old and new.
-Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
-Lots of local grown fruit and vegetables.
-Homemade Jams and Marmalades and Chutneys (including Mango)
-Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
-Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
-Greetings cards.
– (New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well-established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday.
For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619471301


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WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A HOLIDAY UNTIL THE 6th OF OCTOBER–Greek House- Greek Casita Restaurant, 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. Hours for Summer: Wednesday thru Sunday 7:30pm 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/



Staycations at CASA MAGEL
Hot Days Are Here – Lovely sparkling pool
Now is the time to book a relaxing getaway at Casa Magel B&B
A Great idea for Birthdays and anniversaries. Personalised vouchers available on request for future dates.
Bring a couple of friends and enjoy relaxing in a safe environment. Or on your own and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The heatwave is here, and we fill up quickly. So relaxing in our renovated pool and garden.
Our special offers are on again this year,
-2 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks for 2 sharing an en suite room 130€.
-3 nights B&B with 1 night 3 course evening meal with drinks and tapas & drinks at local bar for 2 sharing double en suite room 175€.
-You can add extra nights for 50€ a night B&B for a double en suite room. Book over 5 days and get a discount.
Casa Magel is situated 1 km from the typical Spanish town of Valle De Abdalajis first founded in Roman times when it was called Nescania.
We are surrounded by beautiful scenery and there are lots of walking routes. We are not far from El Chorro with the famous Caminito Del Rey, also Ardales lakes which are stunning.
Not far in the other direction, you will find The Wolf Park a real experience to see wolves in their natural environment. Also nearby is Antequera a wonderful town for sightseeing, 27 churches, the old castle, lovers leap mountain and a spectacular bullring besides the many shops and restaurants.
A place not to be missed is El Torcal an amazing site of rock formations formed over 2 million years ago.
Or you can just relax around our refurbished pool with a fully equipped kitchen, bar & BBQ area with limited drinks & snacks available, or bring your own. The food is great, the views stunning, beds are comfy and the hosts are friendly.
Check out our website www.casamagel.com.
Contact: casamagel@yahoo.com ; Phone – 722879503


Malagalingo Spanish School:
Here are some photos of our latest FREE EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES at Malagalingo Spanish School in Torrox Costa.
Come and meet new people of all nationalities and have fun with our lessons and our FREE OUT-OF-SCHOOL activities
We will welcome you with open arms!!
Malagalingo Spanish School
+ (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo


M&N Garden maintenance landscape and design:
All garden work carried out plus landscaping and design ideas.
Also do house painting inside and out plus minor works and repairs, recommendations on request based in Velez.
Contact Martin on 651921999 or
email: martindeverson@gmail.com 


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale, 2 items:
-Hitachi food steamer, very little use, with instruction manual. 35€
-Trophy motor club battery converter 300W, ideal for camping 20€.
Linda. Contact 711002205, WhatsApp or
Email: lindabluemedatgmaildotcom


For Sale: Beko gas cooker, jetted for propano.
Fully gas operated, oven, grill & hob with electrical ignition. 100.00€. Campo de Cómpeta. Ideally buyer to collect but can deliver locally for extra cost.
Contact John on; 653 11 11 89
or email; johnlinda.blackburn@gmail.com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Coat stand in very good condition, 15€
-Screen for the cold fireplace, 10€
-Siliconforms, unused, 10€.
Edwin, Competa, boegero at gmx dot de 


For Sale: Old, High-end Laptop. Windows 10. Cheap! €80
H/P Pavillion DV6. UK keyboard
If you need a laptop fast, but it’s not in your budget, this will see you thru until you can replace it with something newer.
Top of the line model when new. Most of it is in good condition, but I am selling it cheap because it has 2 problems: Dead battery and CD/DVD is broken. Replacing those with genuine replacement parts would cost too much, and cheap grey market replacement parts are unreliable.
-Intel i7 processor, 1.6GHz to 2.80GHz burst speed.
-320Gb Hard disk, 4Gb RAM (New)
-15″ display
-freshly installed Windows 10 Pro
-MS Office 2019 Pro Plus (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc)
-Had full maintenance service.
See full specs here: https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c02021961
If you need a cheap, decent laptop, fast, and as long as you are happy to use this plugged into power, and don’t need a CD/DVD (you could plug in an external disc player), this laptop will serve you well. Come try it out if interested. Buyer collects in Torrox Costa. 30 day cash back guaranty.
Contact Doctorlaptop by email


Wanted: Baby car seat. Axarquia area, baby seat for 1year old wanted to borrow/rent for 10 days or buy. Needed for 30 October. Brian, Nerja
Email: almirantenerja at gmail.com


Recommendations & Requests


Books to Buy: As a Kindle reader I am often faced with “which book to buy next”. Its a bit hit and miss. As I read everything from Stephen King to Dickens, Amazon has trouble selecting books I might like. I generally avoid brand new titles (too expensive) and the ones that are hyped up. I thought other Digamites might have the same problem, so here are three that I have bought recently and found to be excellent. Perhaps other Kindle readers could suggest some more? I’ll give you three more suggestions from my back catalogue in a month’s time.
HOSTAGE by Clare Mackintosh.
This one was described as an “unputdownable, pulse pounding new thriller” and for once they were right! It concerns a woman called Mina, who is cabin crew on a direct flight to Australia, her husband, a police detective and their adopted daughter. The three all become entangled in a terrifying hostage situation. Excellent characters and a gripping story, very cleverly constructed.
THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah
We are transported to the great depression of the 30’s and the terrible disaster of the “dust bowl”. The central character is forced to move to California where the grass is greener but the situation is not, as there are thousands of homeless, unemployed souls looking for food and shelter. An amazing book, and I learned a lot about the hardships of that era.
Mrs Parker lives aboard the cruise ship with her husband the retired ship’s doctor. After a trip ashore she returns to the ship only to find she has lost her husband. This is a funny and poignant tale of someone who is gradually losing her marbles, though they have reached the stage where they are just gently rattling in their box. If you have been on cruises you will love this.
Carole, El Morche, carolemhartATyahooD0Tcom


News & Articles

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Malaga health district stays at Covid alert Level 1, despite dropping below 50 incidence rate, while the Serranía goes to Level 0:
-The municipalities in the Serranía health district are, on Friday (1 October), about to say goodbye to the coronavirus restrictions for capacity and opening hours.
-However, despite dropping below the 50 Covid positives per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days bar required to move to Level 0, the Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Health has decided that the Malaga health district will remain at health alert Level 1 for at least another week, and maintain the existing restrictions.
-The other four health districts in Malaga province having higher cumulative incidence rates per 100,000 inhabitants are La Vega at 78.1, Costa del Sol (66.5), Axarquía (59) and Guadalhorce (61.4) so they will also remain at Level 1 for at least another week. Full article: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202109/30/malaga-serrania-health-districts-20210930135209.html


Volcanic eruption intensifies in La Palma, increasing ash fall:
The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands, on Thursday increased its eruptive force and was emitting a greater quantity of ash than when its lava reached the sea on Tuesday night, sources from the National Geographic Institute (IGN) confirmed. They warned that explosions are now being registered in the north slope of the main cinder cone. This new situation could cause the cone to collapse in the short term, something that is within the forecasts of the volcanologists who are working on the island. Photo:Kike Rincón. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/spain/2021-09-30/volcanic-eruption-intensifies-in-la-palma-increasing-ash-fall.html 


Madrid to lift all Covid capacity restrictions on food and entertainment venues from Monday: Starting October 4, there will be no more limits on the number of people allowed at a table, and face masks will not need to be worn in outdoor spaces, if a safe distance can be maintained. Full article: https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-09-30/madrid-to-lift-all-covid-capacity-restrictions-on-food-and-entertainment-venues-from-monday.html


Electricity companies denounce to the European Commission the ‘decree’ of the Government aimed to reign in out-of-control power bills for consumers: To combat the rising power costs to consumers the Government has endorsed the thesis of Podemos to eliminate the so-called ‘profits fallen from the sky’, that is to say, the income of the hydroelectric and nuclear power plants because they consider that they are already sufficiently amortized and they must take advantage of the current high prices of electricity.
Nevertheless, the electricity companies, owners of these plants, categorically reject that they are amortized. In the letter, sent last Friday, they denounce that these measures “generate massive distortions, uncertainties and damage” to the Spanish electricity sector. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-electricity-companies-denounce-to-the-european-commission-the-decree-of-the-government/


National Lottery: The first prize of the National Lottery on Thursday, September 30, 2021, fell on the number 62,197. A ticket that was sold in the Canary Islands. The second prize of the draw has been for the number Number 30,830. Source: https://spainsnews.com/the-first-prize-of-the-national-lottery-returns-to-the-canary-islands/


Bonoloto draw for Thursday, September 30, 2021: The result of the Bonoloto of this Thursday, September 30 of 2021 is: 14, 15, 29, 36, 42 and 46 being the complementary number the 4 and the refund on 2. Source: https://spainsnews.com/bonoloto-draw-for-thursday-september-30-2021/


Football News- Getafe-Real Sociedad will be the first match in LaLiga history with two women in its refereeing team: The refereeing quartet of the match Getafe-Real Sociedad will be the first to have two men and two women in the history of First division, after the appointment of Marta Huerta de Aza as fourth referee and that of Guadalupe Porras as an assistant. Photo:FIFA. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/getafe-real-sociedad-will-be-the-first-match-in-laliga-history-with-two-women-in-its-refereeing-team/ 


One For The Geeks- How to Bypass Windows 11’s TPM Requirement and Upgrade from Windows 10: (I do not recommend you try this unless it is on an extra computer you want to experiment on. This is only for techies who know what they are doing. Running custom scripts in PowerShell incorrectly can render a computer un-bootable. -Ed.)
Microsoft has some strict hardware requirements that your PC must meet to install Windows 11, including TPM 2.0 support. This means that not only older computers, but virtual machines will refuse to upgrade from Windows 10, giving you a message that “this PC doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements.”
A simple script allows you to upgrade to Windows 11, even if you don’t have TPM.
Full article: https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/how-to/bypass-windows-11-tpm-requirement


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Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:

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Churches & Worship


New Life Church: Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja
Directions: Click Here https://goo.gl/maps/KvNCimhrsYdH298r9
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 


St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 


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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
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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