DigameXtra No. 2165 Friday, Jan. 21st, 2022

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Writers Workshop at Yfke’s Bar, Torrox Costa,
Memoir Writing Introduction: On Wed. Jan. 26, 10:30 to 12:30
Have you ever wanted to start jotting down snippets of your past?
Do you want to gift your family with precious memories?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the gigantic effort it would represent and especially how do you start?
This introduction is suitable for beginners or seasoned writers.
Our goal is to inspire you to preserve personal or family history in writing. Our gathering will help you tap into your past to weave the threads that created the designs and scenes of who you are today.
Joining us will help you capture your past and transform it into manageable and inspiring drafts that you can polish at will later.
Please bring writing material.
For more information contact norma2kk@aol.com
YFKE’S BAR- Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. MAP LINK


Duo Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute and guitar): Sat., 22 Jan, 8pm at The Nerja Cultural Center. The duo, which has previously visited the Cultural Center with great success, is made up of flutist Claudi Arimany and guitarist Javier García Moreno. The program is entitled “The Exquisite Hall Music.”
Villa de Nerja Cultural Center Calle Granada 45, Nerja. €12 entry. Info & Tix at


Museum of Malaga hosts the exhibition ‘Gallery of Mirrors’ until the end of April: The photographs are in the Room Eugenio Chicano until 30 April 2022 with hours from 9 to 21 on Tuesday to Saturday and from 9 to 15 hours on Sundays and public holidays.
The exhibit is composed of 65 images by 21 Andalucian photographers. Photo:FB


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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: In January we return to regular hours, 6pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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. 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! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/



Malagalingo- Ready, set, go…SPANISH INTENSIVE COURSES
Our Spanish Intensive Courses 2022 are starting now!
So that you can speak Spanish once and for all
Make 2022 your year!!!
-Intensive Course 20 hours/week
-On BIG OUTDOOR TERRACE overlooking the sea
-Dates: From Monday 24th January
-Timetable: From 10:00 to 14:00
-Price: 220€/person/week (with discounts for more than 1 week or 1 person)
– All materials included
– 6 students maximum (usual average of 3 students)
If you would like to attend please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reserve one of the places for you.
Malagalingo Spanish School
malagalingo@gmail.com ; + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo ; www.malagalingo.com 


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-White coffee table 65 x 65 x 49cms Price 12€
-2 square pine coffee tables Measurements 50 x 50 x 49cms Price 15€ each
Contact Jackie / Nerja 672170429
Info at nerja household centre dot com 


Air rifle: Ideal for target competitions, very accurate nice condition €65
Gamo brand, single shot, pump, .177 pellet ammo. With case.
WhatsApp 640885631 Jim / La Herradura 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Daewoo International telephone DTD-7200B. €20
-Sangria Jug and 6 Goblets which are 16.5cm x 6.5cm. €10
-Ryobi Long pole hedge cutter, with harness. RPT4545E, has three angles of cut. €60
All offers considered, more information available on request.
John / Torrox Campo (five minutes from Pueblo)
somontano2003 @ yahoo dot co dot uk
678933805 (also on WhatsApp) 


Recommendations & Requests


Recommendation- Car Clean Malaga: We would like to recommend the excellent services of Warren at Car Clean Malaga.
Our recently purchased Volvo’s bodywork was looking dull, there were stone chips on the bonnet and the wheels weren’t looking their best.
We consulted with Warren and he recommended specialist washing and buffing followed by a Crystal finishing coat which lasts for up to 5 years. Just Wow! The car looks better than new, the wheels are beautifully cleaned, and the engine compartment is as clean as new. We are extremely satisfied with the work and value for money. Warren kept us posted on progress throughout the process, and the car was ready in 3 days.
Warren also cleans car interiors. He is a perfectionist and strives to achieve the highest level of finish possible on his customers cars.
Based in Comares, Warren will come and see your vehicle and discuss with you what you need and a budget you have to work with, or you can take your car to him.
Call or WhatsApp Warren on 618-346-098 for your FREE no obligation quote.
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Slow trains in Spain: Hello digamextra readers, could anyone give me any 1st hand advice on the non AVE train service in Spain. I have done the usual google searches. Thanks. Tony, Nerja
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News & Articles

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How low income families can apply for child support in 2022: These benefits for dependent children must be requested through the official website of the National Institute of Social Security.
The amounts that can be received, taking into account the requirements, are as follows: 100 euros per month for each child under three years of age; 70 for each child between three and six years old and 50 per month for minors between six and 18 years old. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/how-to-apply-for-child-support-in-2022/


Tennis News- Australian Open on Day 4:
– No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza became the highest-seeded player to exit the women’s draw just minutes after No. 6 Anett Kontaveit lost.
-No. 2-seeded Aryna Sabalenka served a dozen double-faults in the first set and appeared to be on the brink of a second-round defeat before recovering to hold off 100th-ranked Wang Xinyu 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
-Sam Stosur’s 6-2, 6-2 loss to No. 10 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova ended the 2011 U.S. Open champion’s 20th, and last, singles campaign at the Australian Open.
-No. 7 Iga Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, No. 19 Elise Mertens, Sorana Cirstea and Maddison Inglis, who beat Hailey Baptiste 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2, were among the other women advancing.
-Zhang Shuai of China moved into the third round when No. 12 Elena Rybakina retired from their match while trailing 6-4, 1-0.
-Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Sebastian Baez 7-6 (1), 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match featuring two former junior world No. 1 players.
-Other winners among the men included No. 5 Andrey Rublev, No. 15 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 20 Taylor Fritz, 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, No. 32 Alex de Minaur and 70th-ranked Maxime Cressy of the U.S. No. 24 Dan Evans moved on when the player he was supposed to face in the second round, Arthur Rinderknech, pulled out with an injured wrist.
-Australian wild-card entry Chris O’Connell upset 13th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/sports-rod-laver-alize-cornet-melbourne-australia-bfb05d9f49c88f40dca0089fe52db7cd


F1 News- One-stop races ‘no issue’ if new tyres improve racing: Pirelli’s Mario Isola says it is “not an issue” if the new 18-inch tyres for the 2022 F1 season lead to more one-stop races, as long as drivers can race.
-As the new wheel sizes are being introduced alongside a radical overhaul of the technical regulations, Pirelli have developed a revised range of compounds which they expect will offer lower levels of degradation than previous years.
-While Pirelli hope their new tyre specification will encourage a mix of strategies during races this season, Isola admitted it’s likely the reduced degradation will see one-stop strategies become the norm. Full article: https://www.racefans.net/2022/01/20/one-stop-races-no-issue-if-new-tyres-improve-racing-isola/ 


Scientists Extremely Intrigued by Possible Sign of Life on Mars: Despite having landed on Mars almost a decade ago, NASA’s Curiosity rover is still making fascinating new discoveries — and the latest is a real doozy. Scientists say they’ve found highly “intriguing” carbon signatures in samples taken by the rover on Mars that may be “associated with biological processes,” according to a NASA statement. In other words, it’s potential, though still improbable, evidence of life on Mars. Photo:NASA. Full article: https://futurism.com/scientists-intrigued-sign-life-mars 


Still running iOS 14 on your iPhone? Apple brings support to an end:
Remember when Apple promised to continue to offer iOS 14 updates alongside iOS 15? Well, that’s just come to an end.
iOS 15 was released September 2021, so it’s been out for four months.
iOS 15 can run in all hardware that can run iOS 14, so Apple wasn’t cutting off any hardware from updates. Anyone running iOS 14 could run iOS 15.
The author of this article suggests anyone on iOS 14 should update to iOS 15. Security bugs will pile up rapidly from this point, and that’s not really what you want to happen to a device that holds as much sensitive information as a smartphone does. Full article: https://www.zdnet.com/article/still-running-ios-14-on-your-iphone-apple-brings-support-to-an-end/#ftag=RSSbaffb68


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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: 


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 


The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar:
The Anglican Chaplaincy of Nerja & Almunecar holds a midday (12 noon) Eucharist service at San Miguel church in Nerja every Sunday. San Miguel is to be found in Plaza Andalucia. https://goo.gl/maps/nCMt8XqAQvuyZiaE8
Iglesia de San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) is within easy walking distance of Nerja Bus Station. Free parking on the streets is available close to Plaza Andalucia or off street in the Dustbowl car park.
A midweek Eucharist service is held by Zoom each Wednesday at 9.30 am and a simple service of Compline also takes place by Zoom on Thursdays at 6pm.
Residents and visitors are welcome at our services.
For more information and to register for the link to the Zoom services please refer to our website. https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/ & FB link


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services: 
-Lux Mundi Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334 (You may want to confirm these times, this has not been updated since the holidays. -Ed.)


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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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