DigameXtra No. 2088 Monday, Oct. 18th, 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

 

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Full Moon is Wednesday, Oct. 20th
New Moon is Thursday, Nov. 4th.  Source

 

Phoenix Club:
Our social club is fully open so do pop in for a coffee and a chat, or browse our books at 4 for €1. Plenty of books for our gentlemen readers.
***Trips***
October
-29th – IKEA/Guzman Garden Centre €14pp
November
-5th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-26th – Black Friday Nevada shopping Centre €15pp
-28th – Casariche Sunday Market for all things fabric, haberdashery, dried fruit, hams, cheeses, decorations, end of lines from Zara, Pull n Bear and Mango. Price €15.50
December
-3rd – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-10th – Malaga Christmas Lights €8
-14th – Mrs Miggins Home Bake Sale – do pop long, doors open 12.15
-16th – Trip To Rute – visiting the Anise and chocolate factories and sampling hams, sausages and cheeses in Rute itself.
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:
-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 Update for the Autumn/Winter Workshops: New Addition- Guitar Workshop & Jam, all levels welcome. Wednesdays at 3pm.
-Drawing & Painting Workshop. Tuesdays 10:30-12:30. Cost = €10 (includes materials)
-The Workshop Mindfullnes Yoga is full, and Painting & Drawing are filling up with places still available.
-Workshop Handicrafts/Crafts/Board Games/Mosaic/etc. Friday, October 22, 10.30 – 12.30 hours. The Mosaic Workshop was to start on 23 October. I am moving this activity to Friday October 22nd, to join the Workshop Handicrafts/Crafts/Board Games/etc. Cost €5 including a Tapas&Copas, excluding any material costs. You don’t have to sign up, just come and visit us.
-Starting soon I want to do (probably on Saturday) the Workshop Macrame. The intention is to start with a basic course to learn the different techniques, to then work at your own pace, with or without guidance, on a project of your choice. Material is available. The price for this workshop is €10 (excluding material costs).
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 

 

Christmas Fayre: Thursday 11Nov 4pm. Free entry.
The Black Horse, Plaza Espana, Alhaurín el Grande
Info or to book your stalls, 952595858 

 

Services Wanted/Offered

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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
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– Alter / Install walls, dropped ceilings and hang doors
– Plastering, woodwork and floor levelling
Visit our FB page on the link below to be inspired
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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.

 

 

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/
We are a DigameXtra sponsor, so our contact info can be seen everyday in the Sponsor’s Section. 

 

Property watching / house sitting: My name is Beata and I am offering property watching/house sitting in Cómpeta, so that your home is not left unattended while you are away. I can collect your mail and forwarding it to you on your request, provide loving pet/animal care/bird feeding. I am also happy to water plants and keep your home clean. I have great respect for other people’s property. If you have specific rules regarding your home, I am happy to follow them. If you are looking for a mature, responsible person to care for your home and animals while you are away, I think you will find me to be your perfect fit!
Feel free to message me via email be.thedesign8@gmail.com or call me +4407584788808

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Are you thinking of selling your property?
Do you want a positive selling experience?
If you answer ‘yes’ to both of these questions, then please contact us, we can help you.
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BluCee Real Estate are a dynamic team with a modern and technical approach to listing and selling properties. Our methods work, contact us to so we can work for you.
Our reviews on Google and Facebook speak for themselves.
Please contact us as we are looking for more properties to list for sale.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, and now with an office in Nerja.
For examples of our fantastic sales and holiday rental properties, please take a look at our website: www.BluCee.com
Email: info@blucee.com
BluCee.com is a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day.

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Center:
-Folding kitchen table with drawers and 4 matching stools measurements 80 x 90 x 74 (extended) 40 x 90 x 74cms (folded) Price 55€
-Kitchen / dining table extends each end with drawer and 4 matching chairs measurements 176 x 70 x 75cms (extended) 115 x 70 x 75cms (not extended) price 85€
-Bedroom set. Bamboo set dressing table 128 x 42 x 75cms 2 bedside units 43 x 32 x 60cms highest part matching stool price 55€ (for the set)
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-Canteen of 96 pieces of Gold Plated Cutlery. 75 Euro´s
96 piece canteen of gold plated cutlery housed in a wooden table which forms it´s own storage box. The table is on short legs and has a drawer. The lid lifts to access one layer and the drawer underneath houses the remainder of the cutlery. The lid is covered with leather but has a slight watermark on it.
-Glass Domed Clock. 10 Euro´s. Glass domed mantle clock, the clock works fine but the pendulum doesn´t spin.
-Decorative Glass Plate. 20 Euro´s. Decorative glass plate, normal retail price is 80 Euro´s, brand new never used. Size is a square of 35cm by 35 cm.
My telephone number is 952523827
Hope to hear from you soon, Regards, Shirley, Nerja 

 

For Sale: Three sets of golf clubs, bags and trolleys. Bargain at €50 for all three sets. Buyer collects. Donna, Nerja. suzanneDOTdonna@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: Two sets of golf clubs.
-Gents Wilson Staff D15 irons 3-PW, Odyssey putter, Driver and 3 wood in Mizuno bag. €120.
-Ladies Wison Ultra irons with putter, Driver and hybrids in Wilson bag. €80.
Both sets with umbrellas, tees, gloves, balls and other bits and pieces. Martin in Capisratno, Nerja.
hutch4@btinternet.com or +44 7742835308 

 

For Sale: SONY BRAVIA 40” Widescreen Full HD TV. 1080P LED with Freeview. (Not SmartTV). Excellent Condition. Can be seen working. 100 Euros. Contact Kevin. Canillas De Albaida.
634328089.or WhatsApp.
Kevin.greensmith@gmail.com 

 

For Sale: 2 seater recliner, nearly new and fitted with slides so as to travel across marbled/tiled floors with ease. Not yet two years old and in mint condition. Genuine reason for sale.
Buyer collects. Euros 200 or near offer.
Contact Steve 626926227 , Competa 

 

For Sale: A set of four full length curtains with poles. 50 Euros
Width 170 cm Length 217 cm can be shortened
Contact Andrew, Competa 07540 348687
Email: hamiltonandrew42@gmail.com 

 

Wanted: Searching For Long Term Rental
-Looking for a 1 bedroom flat or similar dwelling. No studios please.
-Torrox to Rincon de la Victoria, on the coast, no inland villages.
-Must have reliable wifi pre-installed (min. 30Mb/s).
-Must have a supermarket within walking distance.
-Unfurnished is OK, but must have a basic kitchen with exhaust fan (I like to cook!) and a washer. I don’t mind if it’s a bit rough or needs some paint or minor repairs- DigameXtra Sponsor SPW Construction has offered to donate those tasks if necessary. Thanks Scott!
-I can pay up to €300/month, plus power, water & wifi bills.
-I prefer to pay all rent and bills in a single cash payment to the owner/manager once a month.
-My intention is for a 2 to 3 year occupancy. Longer if it suits me well.
-Can move in from mid November if available, but can wait until mid Dec.
Please send details to Naythan, Torrox Costa
email: doctorlaptop@protonmail.com

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Please can anyone tell me?:
1. Where I can get a pair of pinking shears sharpened?
2. Where I can get a broken cane chair repaired?
Preferably within 40km of Viñuela if possible.
Responses please to Jacqueline, Viñuela, at
rogandjackinspain at hotmail dot co dot uk.

 

News & Articles

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COVID-19

Covid Andalucia- Andalusia rate rises again to 29.6 points and adds seven deaths: {Translation, summary}
-Andalusia recorded a total of 276 cases of coronavirus infection on Saturday 16 October, down from 297 the previous day and up from 236 a week ago, while there were seven deaths this day, two fewer than the previous day and four fewer in the midweek comparison. With regard to the seven deaths, four have been recorded in Seville, two in Cadiz and one in Jaen.
-This has been detailed by the Ministry of Health and Families which has indicated that the cumulative incidence stands at 29.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, so that Andalusia remains at low risk level for coronavirus.
-This Saturday’s 276 positive results follow 297 on Friday, 179 on Thursday, 216 on Wednesday, 232 on Tuesday, 171 on Monday and Sunday and 236 last Saturday.
By provinces, Malaga is the province with the most cases with 82, followed by Almeria with 50, Seville with 40, Huelva with 34, Granada with 34, Jaen with 15, Cadiz with 12 and Cordoba with nine. Source, Spanish: https://www.granadadigital.es/andalucia-hospitalizados-coronavirus-granada/

SPAIN

The new lava stream on La Palma has reached a different part of the ocean: This stream, say the experts, is flowing down the mountain of La Laguna at a speed of approximately 1.3 kilometres per hour. Having already passed La Laguna, this new front advanced between the banana trees on Friday 15 with a height of about 7 metres.
In addition to that, a new eruptive mouth that emerged yesterday, Friday 15, located about 300 metres southeast of the base of the main cone, though it has calmed down today, and is expelling only ash. Photo:twitter@IngGeofisico. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/16/la-palma-lava-stream-reaches-a-new-part-of-the-ocean/ 

ANDALUCIA

Moroccan tv broadcasts interfere with Digital Television signals in Andalucia: Being able to watch any Spanish national channels that are broadcast through DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) has become a luxury for many homes in the coastal region. The annoying interference has caused havoc over recent weeks to the point it is now affecting areas from Vélez-Málaga right down to the coast of Marbella. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/10/16/moroccan-tv-broadcasts-interfere-with-digital-television-signals-in-andalucia/

UK

British Youngsters Can Apply for a Free EU Rail Travel Ticket Until October 26, for the Last Time Ever: British youngsters born between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2003, are eligible to apply for a free travel rail pass given by the European Commission as a part of the latter’s DiscoverEU initiative.
This is the very last time that British 18 to 20-year-olds will be eligible to apply for such a pass due to Brexit.
The beneficiaries will be able to travel throughout Europe for up to 30 days from March 2022, which is the European Year of Youth, to February 2023.
Normally, only 18-year-olds are permitted to apply. However, since last year’s round was postponed due to COVID-19, this year, 19-year-olds and 20-year-olds were also permitted to apply.
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/british-youngsters-can-apply-for-a-free-eu-rail-travel-ticket-until-october-26-for-the-last-time-ever/

EUROPE

German supermarkets can now REFUSE service to unvaccinated customers: The health pass entry rules allow all shops to bring in the so-called 2G rule – where premises can choose to deny entry to those who are not vaccinated (‘geimpft’ in German) or who have recovered (‘genesen’) from the virus.
Bringing in the 2G rule – which has been allowed in roughly half of German states for the service sector – lets shops drop mask-wearing rules along with those mandating social distancing. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10099163/Supermarkets-REFUSE-service-unvaccinated-customers-Frankfurt.html

 

Spain, France, Italy & Poland Are Among the Safest Countries to Travel to, ECDC Says: These countries have been registering low infection rates for several weeks now.
As a result, all of the following regions listed are currently coloured green in map below:
-Regions of Italy: Apulia, Molise, Abruzzo, Umbria, Sardinia, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
-Regions of France: Bretagne, Normandie, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Centre-Val de Loire, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
-Regions of Spain: Galicia, Asturias, Castille and Leon, Extremadura, Andalucia, La Rioja, Navarre, Murcia, Valencia
-Regions of Poland: Pomerania, Kuyavia-Pomerania, Greater Poland, Lubusz, Lower Silesia, Opole Silesia, Lesser Poland, Subcarpathi, Holy Cross Province, Lodz
Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/spain-france-italy-poland-are-among-the-safest-countries-to-travel-to-ecdc-says/ 

SPORTS

Football News- Champions League Schedule for Tuesday Oct. 19th & Wednesday Oct. 20th: Times are UK. Source
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OTHER

Melbourne to ease world’s longest Covid-19 lockdown: Melbourne, which has spent more time under Covid-19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its stay-at-home orders this week, officials said on Sunday.
By Friday, when some curbs will be lifted, the Australian city of 5 million people will have been under six lockdowns totalling 262 days, or nearly nine months, since March 2020.
Australian and other media say this is the longest in the world, exceeding a 234-day lockdown in Buenos Aires.
While coronavirus cases keep rising in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, the state’s double-vaccination rate is set to reach 70 percent this week, allowing for the ease in restrictions.
Full article: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/australia-melbourne-ease-worlds-longest-covid-19-lockdown-rcna3150

 

COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference

  https://www.mapacovid.es/ 

For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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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

Taxi
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
Currency Converter: http://www.currency-converter.com/
Internet Speed Test: http://beta.speedtest.net/
Local Bank Holidays: http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/spain/index.php  UK,Newspaper Front Pages and Worldwide Newspapers All On One Site: https://www.thepaperboy.com/uk/front-pages.cfm

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