DigameXtra No. 2145 Monday, Dec. 27th, 2021

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-Saturday, Jan. 1st, 2022, New Years Day, a Spanish public holiday
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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. We also have a selection of DVDs at various prices, including boxed sets.
-21st – Trip to the Sierra Nevadas €18,50pp – Bring your skis!
-28th – Trip to La Canada and Iceland. Price €15pp
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 


Bio Beach Wed. January 12, at 11am – Topic:
How Merseybeat conquered America in 1964/65
Presenter: Ray Sullivan (and wife Janet live in Torrox part time). Ray’s programme charts the state of the British pop scene thru’ to the Merseybeat explosion of 1962-64 and the subsequent British Invasion of America, spearheaded by The Beatles and The Searchers. The music has been recorded on cd. and there are 24 tracks lasting roughly 2 hours, with 25 mins of presentation and a 15 min. interval. The show has been featured at the Capistrano Social Hall in 20219 and was enthusiastically received. Join us for an entertaining musical stroll through memory lane! NOTE: The Bio Beach Restaurant is located in El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. Masks required. For reservations or more information contact: norma2kk@aol.com


Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa: Due to circumstances, the opening hours and programmes of the Bar may vary in the coming weeks. Please use FB messenger to contact us or confirm activities this week. 
Please note- There will be no workshops for the remainder of December. Established workshops, as well as some new offerings, will restart in January. Info & details will be posted here every Monday.
New Holiday Season Hours: Open Mon-Sat, 14:00 – 20:00. Closed Sundays. 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 20 17  (NEW, CORRECTED PHONE)



LDeducationFarm GranjaEducativa- farm rescue:
Come along to experience and unforgettable day around nature & rescued farm animals.
Come and learn new things in a fun way, or simply come and spend some time with the animals. Come as a family. Some of our activities include- animal feeding, grooming and petting; egg hunts; pony baths and rides; veggie planting & learn how to live farm life.
Located in Alhaurin el Grande. Open Wednesday to Sunday.
To book contact Loren on whatsapp 675222383 or send us a message from our FB page here. 


Happy Kwanzaa Everyone from Kizzy Caribbean Kitchen:
Beginning Dec 26th & lasting 7 days, Kwanzaa is a celebration of Community, Family & Culture
Kwanzaa has 7 core principles – Take the time to study them & see how you can improve your life, family & community in 2022
We Are Closed ‘Til Tuesday, See You All Soon. FB link 


Ten Day Weather Forecast from https://weather.com/


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.



Tony Roam Transport & Removals:
Spain To UK To Spain Fortnightly Runs Spain to UK and Up to 4 weeks free Storage. Spain or UK
16 years Removals To & Fro Spain / UK Spain.
Scheduled and also unscheduled all year every month.
We also offer a door to door at dates and times you choose.
Transportation, Removals & light haulage company that have guaranteed scheduled trips all year from UK to Torrox and back at the same time every month.
Also additional unscheduled to suit your needs.
Full or part loads undertaken.
Dedicated Delivery Personal Service Full or Part loads up to 20 cubic meters up to 2.5 tonne.
Up to £25,000.00 insurance with British Insurance Company.
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request. Hard Copies always carried on the vans.
We live just behind Torrox Pueblo in Spain and in South Wales UK and have vans going back and forth UK to Spain to UK by way of Santander or Bilbao / Portsmouth or Plymouth Ferry.
For more information and prices for all to see please visit our website www.tonyroamremovals.com
email: tonyroam@btconnect.com
Tel Spain 0034636393542 – UK 00447973362003.
Face book Tony Roam – WhatsApp Either Number 


Car Clean Malaga:
Is your car looking tired? Does the interior need some TLC? Selling your current car & want to get the best price for it? We can help!!
At Car Clean Malaga we strive to achieve the highest level of finish on our customers cars possible. We are able to correct defective paintwork, faded headlights, scratches, stone chips and make interiors clean & fresh. We have invested thousands of euros in the best tools available to carry out these jobs as speedily as possible, ensuring you get the most efficient and cost effective results carried out for you!
Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with.
Once your vehicle is booked in with us you can rest assured you will be pleased with the end results!
We can also offer this service to motorhomes, caravans, motorbikes, small cars, 4x4s & vans!
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 or email at warren@carcleanmalaga.com for your FREE no obligation quote. Based in Comares.



MS Bespoke Joinery: With many years experience in the Joinery trade, I am able to offer a professional and personalised service to meet your individual requirements.
Wardrobes– if you are looking to maximise your wardrobe space, or modernise your existing Spanish wardrobes, then sliding doors is an ideal solution.
All wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling, with doors that slide effortlessly and silently, with soft-close mechanism.
Home Office– if you are working from home, it is important to make your space as comfortable and practical as possible, allowing you to maximise your productivity.
Murphy Beds– if space is at a premium, a wall bed is a really smart way to create a very flexible room – one that converts from a comfortable bedroom, to a work or play area, in less than a minute.
Beds can be installed with cabinets, in a large selection of designs, sizes and finishes.
Kitchens – From ultra-modern, glossy, handle-less cabinets to traditional Shaker style.
A comprehensive range of fully-fitted kitchen cabinets available to suit all budgets, offering style and practicality.
All kitchen-related trades catered for, to ensure a smooth transition from conception to completion.
For more information and a no-obligation quote,
contact Mick, Torrox, at: CoExGal@aol.com
or by phone at +44 7575 597060 or +34 696161951
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Assisted Living Services in the Axarquia Region:
Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.
Palliative Care * Health Monitoring * Hospital Sitting * Respite at home
* Dressing, bathing and daily hygiene
* Assisted Mobility. 
* 24 hour live in care.
* Meal preparation, shopping & routine house keeping
* Correspondence and Communication 
* Medication Collection and Dispensing Systems
* Provision of Medical Equipment
TEL 951 55 05 81 OR 692419548 
Contact Liz ( On WhatsApp). Colegio de Enfermería de Málaga reg. 17425


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Triple Set: Face Cleanser + Revitalizing Face Cream + Anti-ageing Serum
Original price 65 € per set. Now 59 € !
Plus a free gift worth 4 € – a reusable pure cotton bag for carrying your beauty kit.
This set contains three of our best sellers! Each product has proven to be highly moisturizing, long lasting, and effective at reducing wrinkles and fine lines, improving your overall facial complexion. The triple set is made from 100% natural ingredients, gentle to your skin. They are made with love and care from premium quality vegetable oils and extracts.
This special offer is limited and will be available whilst the products are in stock.
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.
Your skin health matters to us. How you feed your skin is as important as how you feed your body. Why settle for anything less than natural and organic?
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 contact us to find out more or to order:
Homepage- www.moonette.es
Tel /WhatsApp: +34 650 044 102
Follow us on social media:
Facebook @ www.facebook.com/moonette.es
Instagram @moonetteskincare
Pinterest @ www.pinterest.es/moonetteskincare 


For Sale: 6 Karin Slaughter books as new €15.
Contact Gail on 626370695
Location Sayalonga but can meet at Lidl Algarrobo 


For Sale: Reduced. Jeans, 9 for different colours black blue grey light blue, size 12, what a bargain call Erika 635149472. €15 Torrox


Recommendations & Requests


Thank you: Can I just wish Naythan a Merry Christmas and Happy New year, your work is much appreciated.
Best wishes, John in UK.


Power Cuts: Can somebody explain why that in Spain when it rains the power goes off? I’m not talking about electrical storms, gale force winds, just rain. On Christmas day I counted eleven mini power cuts, lasting from seconds to about five minutes but every one of them enough to shut down the router, muck up the house phone and switch off the tele, which then has to fire itself up again.
If the power went off in England when it rained it would never be on. If you are in El Morche but didn’t suffer this it’s because our block is electrically attached to Velez. Carole, El Morche. 
carolemhart@yahoo.com (Forward replies to DigameXtra)


News & Articles

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La Palma’s volcano eruption officially declared over on Christmas Day: The regional government in the Canary Islands will, however, maintain the state of emergency as risks remain. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/spain/palmas-volcano-eruption-20211226075914-nt.html


Electric falls this Monday from 100 euros per MWh and marks its lowest price in almost two months: The average price of electricity will give families and companies a truce on Monday. The amount paid in the wholesale market continues its downward trend and will be tomorrow, December 27 below 100 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) for the first time since last November 1. After marking levels never seen during this week, electricity will cost about 96.08 euros per MWh on mid-morning, according to data published today by the Iberian Energy Market Operator (OMIE).
-The price contrast will once again be very marked depending on the different time bands. The maximum price tomorrow will take place this Monday between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., when it will reach 207.10 euros / MWh. The minimum price will plummet to 2.67 euros / MWh between 2:00 and 6:00 in the morning.
-The collapse in the cost of electricity occurs after the historical maximum, located at 383.67 euros / MWh, was recorded in Spain on December 23. Since then, the price has fallen by 75% in just four days that coincide with the Christmas holidays and that have an impact on the demand being much lower due to the lack of activity of companies, industries and large consumers.
-The causes of the reduction in the price of electricity in the middle of Christmas are explained by lower demand, but also by the reduction in the price of gas. Based on data from the Iberian Gas Market (Mibgas), the cost of this raw material today stands at 67.38 euros per MWh, well below the maximums set in recent days. The price of gas has fallen after the United States sent dozens of shipments of liquefied natural gas. These shipments will help balance cuts from Russia, which remains Europe’s main gas supplier. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/the-light-falls-this-monday-from-100-euros-per-mwh-and-marks-its-lowest-price-in-almost-two-months/


Covid restrictions come into force in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as Omicron numbers rise:
-With a record number of cases recorded in the UK on Christmas Eve, three UK nations have put new restrictions. New Covid-19 restrictions have come into effect on Boxing Day in three UK nations, leaving England as the only country without updated rules.
-Prime Minister Boris Johnson hasn’t ruled out reinstating stricter Covid-19 measures however, but i understands they wouldn’t come in place before 29 December.
-New rules in Scotland limit indoor events to 100 people standing or 200 people sitting, while outdoor events are limited to 500. One metre of social distancing will also be required at public events.
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Tighter restrictions are being introduced from 27 December as groups of people meeting will be limited to three households. Pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and gyms must enforce one metre social distancing between groups and table service will be required in venues selling alcohol.
-In Wales, all nightclubs will be closed and two metre social distancing will be reintroduced in offices and public places like shops. No more than six people can meet at pubs, restaurants and cinemas, regardless of how many households. Indoor events will be limited to 30 people, including in private homes, and outdoor events will be limited to 50 people.
-Nightclubs will be closed in Northern Ireland and any other standing indoor events will also be banned. Pubs, restaurants and cafes will only provide table service as of from 6am on 27 December, and a maximum of six people from different households will be allowed to sit together.
-On 24 December, the last day Covid-19 statistics were released before the Christmas weekend, England had 104,260 confirmed new cases of the virus. Scotland had 7,070, Wales had 6,755 and Northern Ireland had 3,286.
-Experts from the University of Warwick said that new Covid-19 restrictions could be in place until March 2022. Full article: https://inews.co.uk/news/new-covid-restrictions-scotland-wales-northern-ireland-boxing-day-omicron-1370589


France sees over 100,000 daily virus infections for 1st time: France has recorded more than 100,000 virus infections in a single day for the first time in the pandemic and COVID-19 hospitalizations have doubled over the past month, as the fast-spreading omicron variant complicates the French government’s efforts to stave off a new lockdown. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-science-health-pandemics-france-7b8135c0465d27a4be0c580f74b74b00


COVID Mobility Restrictions Info Reference


For the latest COVID-19 statistics visit:


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

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

UK Coronavirus:

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.

A Spanish gov’t site in English with travel docs & requirements info: 


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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

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
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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