DigameXtra No. 2076 Monday, Oct. 4th, 2021

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Phoenix Club:
Our social club is fully open once again, so do pop in.
-08th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-15th – A trip to Guadix to visit the Cave houses and trip on a wally train. The day will include a visit to a cave church, an ancient cave, an inhabited cave and finally the viewpoint – all with audio in English. Price €22.50pp includes coach, train fare and drivers gratuity.
-29th – IKEA/Guzman Garden Centre €14pp
-5th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-26th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre €15pp
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-23rd – 27th Christmas break. 4* Hotel Bahia in Almunecar. Call for details.
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 


Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche, October 2021 Program Schedule:
Wed. Oct. 6 at 11am: Speaker: Graham Hibberd – Retired UK Police General Purpose/Explosive Search Dog Handler/Instructor. Following retirement, roles Overseas and at UK Regional Police Dog Training Centre, as Instructor for Police Dog Handler and Instructor Courses. Competitor and Official at numerous UK Police Dogs Trials and Shows.
-Tues. Oct. 12 at 11am: U3A Writing Workshop-Must register.
-Wed. Oct. 13 at 11am: Speaker: Jose Manuel Cabezas Cabello – A Historical approach to the mountains round Torrox. In this talk José Manuel will concentrate on two historical periods in which our mountains, Sierra Almijar played a crucial role: The War in Granada with the Morisco uprising in the XVIth century and the maquis resistance to the Franco regime – 1940´s & 1950´s.
-Thurs. Oct. 14 at 11am: Spanish Instruction; must register.
-Fri. Oct. 15 at 19hrs: Movie Night: Must register – Red Joan 2018 – 1hr45mn – Cold War Atmosphere-suspense-History-family drama: English-born Joan Stanley (Dame Judi Dench), a Soviet and Communist Party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the K.G.B. in the mid-1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to Soviet Russia, which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and remains undetected as a spy for over half a century.
-Thurs. Oct. 21 at 13hrs: Munch Bunch-Must register.
-Tues. Oct. 26 at 11am: U3A Writing Workshop-Must register.
-Thurs. Oct. 28 at 11am: Spanish Instruction; must register.
Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche, behind the Church, on the Paseo Maritimo
For information or registration contact: norma2kk@aol.com


Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Full Bar & Traditional Dutch Food Menu
Open Mon-Sat, 1400 – 2200. Closed Sundays
Program for the Autumn/Winter Workshops:
-Drawing & Painting Workshop. Starts Tuesday Oct 5th. 10:30-12:30. Cost = €10 (includes materials)
-Crafts Workshop. Starts Friday Oct 25th, 10:00am. Cost = €5 (excluding materials, includes a Tapa & Copa). A fun workshop for all.
-Coming soon, Meditations & Light languages twice a month. Details on request.
Registration & Info: yfketorrox@gmail.com or stop by the bar.
Please indicate which days you prefer, or are unavailable.
You will find us at: Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro.  FB link with map
Warm greetings and see you soon, YFKE’S BAR.
Tel +34 711 03 0217 


Watercolour Exhibition: We are 9 artists from Finland painting in watercolour in Archez. We will have an exhibition in Archez, at the EDF Cultural Clara Campoamor. The opening is on Wednesday, Oct 6th at 19.00. Welcome.
The exhibition is open Thursday Oct 7th thru Saturday Oct 9th, from 11am to 15pm daily. Please come and have a look and meet with some of us.
Krisse, krissesulonenATgmailD0Tcom 


The Torrox Spanish History Group: Will be meeting on the 5th October at 11am in El Parquesol restuarant.
-We are lucky enough to have two talks on the 5th October. One will by Stuart Lightbody and the title is “The Forbidden City and it’s Correlation with the Structure and Functioning of the Human Body” Stuart is a retired acupuncturist and so this talk should be very interesting.
The second talk will be called a “called The Land With Few Boundaries” by Nigel Partridge.
-In November we have a talk by Chris Sherwood an experienced speaker and in December we will have a talk by Keith Rockall.
We also have plenty of talks lined up. Joan Fallon will be giving a talk as well as Chris Sherwoow an experienced speaker, as well as Keith Rockall and Maria Turner. Mari. + Maria is carrying out research for a talk on Franco; – Roy Vernon and myself and others are also going to give talks and there are plenty of ideas for future trips!
The Torrox Spanish History Group meets at 11am in the restaurant El Parquesol, El Morche. If you would like to know more or who would like to come, then please contact by email patricianerja at hotmail dot com.
The Torrox Spanish History Group organize day trips to historical places.


Musical Tribute To Pix (Jonathan Pickford) 1951-2021: Scirocco Live bar
Sat., 09Oct, 5pm-11:45pm
Bands and solo musicians will play tribute to Pix, a much loved and respected fellow artist, and for others it’s a chance to say “so long Pix”. This will be a happy occasion to celebrate Pix’s life with all welcome to come along. There’s no entrance fee. If you are a musician and would like to be added to the programme, please say so here, or send a pm, or call/WhatsApp +34 650 193 777.
Location: Calle Venta Baja 29711 Alcaucín  FB link


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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.
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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
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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.
Address: C. Ruperto Andúez, 29780 Nerja, Málaga
Phone: +34 951730422
Website: https://www.tonysbutchers.shop/
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Painting Instruction: Come to Archez and paint with watercolours. If you are a beginner or have painted before, no problem. I will instruct you and I also have extra materials.
We will paint in Centro de Adultos 4 times between 10.30 and 13. The painting days are: 12,13,19 and 20 OCT 2021.
The cost is 10 euro per day or 35 for all four. The group will start with 4 but will not be bigger than 8. Please book in advance.
krissesulonen@gmail.com ; WhatsApp +358 50 5492416
See you, Krisse from Finland 


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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Solid blanket box natural solid top with grey stain sides waxed with lock Measurements 100 x 51 x 53cms Price 95€
-Good quality leather 3 x 2 seater sofas very comfy
Color 2 tone creme Measurements 190 x 85 cms
150 x 85 cms Price 140€ ( for both )
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: Footjoy Ladies Golf Shoes. Size 40. Worn 3 times. €45 (cost €140). Buyer collects. Donna, Nerja. More pics on request. suzanneDOTdonna@gmail.com 


For Sale: Bookcase. Handmade by carpenter in Zafarraya.
Cost €350 For sale at €100
2m tall by 96cm.wide by 36cm.deep
Phillip, Viñuela area, Mobile 618041813
Contact philipsmalley@hotmail.com 


For Sale, 2 items: Two American bicycles. Perfect condition.
125€ each or 200€ for the pair. Torrox area.
Call John on 636160538. 


For Sale, 3 items:
-old Brace and various bits 25 euro
-Parkside Hammer drill 20 euro
-Powerfix socket set 20 euro.
Please contact Chris on 657411398 or
email: gladstone dot chris at gmail dot com 


For Sale: 2 x Floor standing Fans. By Smeco. 3 Speed settings, Oscillating, adjustable height to 1.25m. Excellent condition, bought for this summer but hardly used. €10 each. Buyer to collect. Contact Jeff, Torrox Costa.
Whatsapp 617682672 or
email: pavoreal152@gmail.com


Wanted: Static exercise bike, not the large size. Puente Don Manuel area. Mary. 655640862.


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News & Articles

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The price of electricity will rise again tomorrow and will mark the most expensive Monday in history, 186.46 euros / MWh: Compared to a week ago, when the price of electricity in the Spanish wholesale market was 174.68 euros / MWh, the increase is 6.7%. Compared with a year ago, the price of electricity is multiplied by almost six.
The highest price this Monday will be between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., when it will reach 249 euros / MWh, while the lowest will be recorded between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m., when it will trade at 141.59 euros / MWh. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-price-of-electricity-will-rise-again-tomorrow-and-will-mark-the-most-expensive-monday-in-history-186-46-euros-mwh/


The cultural week in Canillas de Albaida will culminate with the procession of the Virgin of the Rosary: {Translation}
-Monday Oct 4th activities for all ages will begin with a drawing competition at the Almijara Rural Public School, while from 16:30 there will be a digital gymkhana and the screening of the film “Space Jam: New Legends” at the Guadalinfo Centre in Canillas de Albaida. At around 19:00 there will be a FIFA videogame championship in the youth lounge. At the same time, the first solemn triduum of the week will begin in the church of Nuestra Señora de la Expetación.
-On Tuesday, October 5th, a numbers and letters competition will be held in the municipal library at 16:30. This will be followed by bicycle races, cucañas and traditional games in the sports centre. At 7 p.m. the second triduum will take place, which will be followed half an hour later by a darts tournament for children under 14 and a ping pong tournament, both in the youth hall.
-On Wednesday 6th the first activity of the day will be at the Guadalinfo Centre with the Kahoot quiz game from 16:00 hours, which will give way to the final of the ping pong tournament in the youth lounge. At 17:30 there will be a funfair, face painting and balloon twisting in the sports centre, and at 7 p.m. the triduum will be celebrated.
-Thursday 7th at 17:30. A floral offering and veneration of Nuestra Señora de la Expectación is the first event scheduled. Immediately afterwards, in the Plaza Nuestra Señora del Rosario, there will be a snack of chocolate with churros for everyone, accompanied by the Leo Music show. At 19:00 in the church, the children will be presented and medals will be awarded. Half an hour later there will be a tribute to residents over 90 years of age and those turning 18.
On Friday 8th, the awards ceremony
Saturday 9th , in the Plaza Nuestra Señora del Rosario, there will be music and dancing with the Grupo Antídoto, between 22:00 and 3:00.
-The cultural week in Canillas de Albaida will culminate on Sunday 10 October with a holy mass in honour of the Virgen del Rosario at 18:00. The image will be carried in procession an hour later with the accompaniment of the Municipal Music Band. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/la-semana-cultural-de-canillas-de-albaida-culminara-con-la-procesion-de-la-virgen-del-rosario/ 


The Karavaning collective will make a protest march in Nerja and Torre del Mar: {Translation} The State Platform of KAravaning (lapeka.org), has called its members and supporters to a protest march through the towns of Nerja and Torre del Mar which will take place on 22, 23 and 24 October. Both towns are well known in the caravanning world for their restrictive by-laws, not allowing overnight stays in the case of Torre del Mar and not even allowing parking in the case of Nerja.
The association considers these stances to be clearly discriminatory, as they are not based on safety arguments and contradict the guidelines set by the DGT for local authorities to regulate their parking spaces. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiahoy.es/articulo/axarquia-comarca/plataforma-estatal-karavaning-harauna-marcha-reivindicativa-nerja-torre-mr/20211001160007043590.html


The Pandora Papers- A new global investigation on tax evasion exposes world leaders and sports figures: It has been baptized as Pandora Papers and there are almost 12 million secret documents on the fiscal management of some of the most powerful political leaders in the world. The investigation led by the International Research Consortium uncovers legal and illegal uses of a system that are under suspicion on five continents and analyzes the role of the United States and some tax havens in the alleged laundering of billions of dollars.
The names of some leaders, such as the President of Chile Sebastián Piñera, and Toni Blair, British Prime Minister will appear. The investigation investigates the offshore business of the King of Jordan; the presidents of Ecuador, Paraguay, Ukraine and Kenya; of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. The files also detail the financial activities of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “unofficial minister of propaganda” and more than 130 billionaires around the world. Details of the secret owners of private planes, yachts, mansions, and works by Picasso and Bansky, among other artists, appear on the papers.
Full article: https://spainsnews.com/a-global-investigation-on-tax-evasion-points-to-guardiola-the-king-of-jordan-or-the-president-of-chile/


Mercury’s closeup- European-Japanese space mission returns its 1st photos: A joint European-Japanese spacecraft got its first glimpse of Mercury as it swung by the solar system’s innermost planet while on a mission to deliver two probes into orbit in 2025.
After swooping past Mercury at altitudes of under 200 kilometres, the spacecraft took a low-resolution black-and-white photo with one of its monitoring cameras before zipping off again.
The European Space Agency said the captured image shows the Northern Hemisphere and Mercury’s characteristic pock-marked features, among them the 166-kilometre-wide Lermontov crater. Photo:ESA/AP. Full article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/mercury-photo-space-bepicolombo-1.6197837 


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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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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
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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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