DigameXtra No. 2185 Monday, Feb. 14th, 2022

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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.
-25th – Trip to Benalmadena Market and Marina €13,50
-4th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-18th- Trip to Ronda with English speaking guide in Ronda €25pp
-25th – Visit Plaza Mayor/IKEA and the fabulous Guzman Garden Centre in Alhaurin €13.50pp
-6th – 9th April – 4 days/3 nights in Seville on a B&B Basis and includes a guided visit on the 9th to Ecija, City of Spires. Free access to some historical buildings included. €275pp based on 2 sharing a double room. €410 Single Supplement. Travel Insurance is essential.
-27th – (Wednesday) Trip to Bolonia and Tarifa – includes entry to the Claudia Baelo Roman site with guide €23,50
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 


Presentation at Bio Beach Restaurant- El Morche:
Wed. March 9th at 11am, Bio Beach Restaurant invites you to a touch of class as well as a little glance at history. Norma will present Power Point slides featuring Santiago de Compostela, where the Apostle Saint James is buried in its grandiose catedral. We’ll take a look at the surrounding areas including a leisurely stroll through its elegant 5 star Parador; building dating back to 1499 when it was a hospital. The Bio Beach presentation is free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/) and these programs are presented in an effort to attract more members (12€ annually). Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade right behind the church. For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 


Yfke’s Bar- Torrox Costa:
Full Bar & Traditional Dutch Food Menu
Torrox Costa Paseo, EDF 8 Urb. Costa de Oro. FB link with map  Open Mon – Sat, 14:00 – 20:00. Call for workshop info. Warm greetings and see you soon. Closed Sundays. Tel +34 711 03 20 17


Gin Tasting: Wed, 23Feb, 7pm. The Green Label Restaurant
El Chaparral Golf Club, Mijas Costa
The only event on the coast where each time you will try something fresh and unique, you will sample four different gins along with four exquisite dishes prepared by our team of Chefs at The Green Label Restaurant
*We also cater for Celiacs, Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes*
What does the Gin Tasting consist of?
We try four different Gins along with a paired four course meal
Plus Live music!
Get ready to rock! A tribute to Rock of Ages with the fantastic Ollie Hughes and Lucy Pardoe, not to be missed!
Reservations essential €35pp. 952 49 39 47  FB link 


Flamenco In Torrox: Saturday 19 February at 20:30
Don’t miss the Premiere of Olga Pericet’s “The Progress of The Lioness”. After spending a few days “building” their new work at the Teatro Villa de Torrox, we can enjoy an exclusive show, only €5. Tix & Info: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/el-avance-de-la-leona-olga-pericet/ 


Carnival in Algarrobo & Mezquitilla: {Translation}
The Algarrobo and Mezquitilla carnivals return this year with parades, entertainment, floats and a fancy dress competition. In Algarrobo it will take place on Saturday 26 February, starting from the Escalerilla Park. In Mezquitilla it will take place on Sunday 27 February, from the pergola. Both events are scheduled from 16.30 hours. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/algarrobo-y-mezquitilla-festejan-su-carnaval-con-un-pasacalles-animado-carrozas-y-un-concurso-de-disfraces/ 


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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/ Our contact is 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 ; Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 


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 every issue. Here are “before” and “after” pics from my latest job.


ADH Group Spain- At ADH storage we provide storage that meets all your requirements:
From temporary to long term storage, we can find a solution for you. We have storage units in Competa and Puente Don Manuel, which are all dry and secure. All sizes of storage are accommodated. Do you need a suitcase stored or a full house move?
Phone us for a no obligation quote and ask for Gail on 0034 698958566 or email adhspain@gmail.com
Our contact details can be found everyday in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.   


Wanted, Clearance Service: I need a charity or a company that can carry out a full house clearance can anyone suggest someone, preferably with contact details. Thanks in advance. Debbie, Velez Malaga
Email: crafty.sew.n.sew@hotmail.co.uk


Wanted, Translator: I desperately need someone to translate when I go to my doctor at Benajarafe, I hope there is someone out there.
Email: caryl.littlewood @ gmail.com (no spaces)
or WhatsApp 669 608 452. Caryl, Chilches


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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BluCee Real Estate:
We regularly hear people saying “The British are not buying at the moment”. The numbers of British people looking to buy has fallen since Brexit, but this has not affected our business because we have clients from Europe, Scandinavia and further afield. In 2021 we had buyers from Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Spain, UK and Switzerland, to name a few. So far this year we have sales agreed or completed with buyers from Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia and the UK.
If you are thinking of selling, then do not worry, we have all corners of the globe covered. Contact us and find out how BluCee can help you.
We currently have many requests for country properties with a minimum of 2000m2 land and coastal properties from Nerja to Rincon de la Victoria.
Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook.
We are based in Rincon de la Victoria, now with an office in Nerja, we cover the whole coast line and inland.
BluCee Real Estate are a DigameXtra sponsor so our contact details are shown here every day in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue.


Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Solid wooden sideboard with tiled drawers & door fronts Natural & yute Measurements 163.50 x 40 x 80cms Price 220€
-Natural & yute pine table & 2 matching chairs with new seat cushions stunning set Measurements 90 x 90 x 74cms Price 180€
-Useful corner unit Natural wood & waxed with hint of blue chalk paint Price 35€
contact Jackie /nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale: 3 items
-Gas heater and empty bottle, 25 euro
-Designer black sequin dress with bolero. Excellent condition only worn once. Reduced 20 euro. 38/40
-Black off the shoulder sequin dress. Reduced 10 euro. 38/40
Jane / Canillas de Albaida 637716703


For Sale: 4 wall lamps in very good condition. 20 Euros the lot.
Email: ndtalido2@gmail.com or Whatsapp / Signal Mobile no. 686768493
Natalia, Benajarafe. Buyer collects in Benajarafe. Can meet also at both Petrol stations: “Salida Cajiz / Iznate” from Autovía A7. 


For Sale: Glass lamp, 10 euros, in very good condition.
Contact: michele.bond@rocketmail.com
Michele / Nerja 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Hydraulic floor car jack. 15 euro.
-Stainless steel sink 80 cm x 49 cm with mixer tap. 25 euro.
-Chest of drawers 125.5 cm h x 91 cm w x 39.9 cm d. 35 euro. Buyer collects.
Above items available in the Canillas de Albaida / Archez area.
Contact: keithrocksue AT gmail DOT com
or mobile / What’s app 693 107 206. Keith / Canillas 


For Sale, 3 items: Hardwood mahogany furniture. Not veneer. More photos available on request. They are very good prices for such heavy quality items.
-Dining room table and 6 chairs and seat cushions. Table measures 160cm x 90cm and is 78cm high. Ring mark on table that could be removed. €150.
-Display cabinet. Measures 170cm x 100cm x 48cm. Perfect condition. 2 glass shelves and dovetail joint drawer. €70.
-Sideboard storage. Measures 180cm long, 48cm deep and 90cm high. Dovetail joints. All solid wood. €80.
Buyer collects from Iznate or I can recommend a man with a van.
Email: wolfcub666@hotmail.com or WhatsApp 00447715104661
Lisa / Iznate 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Two sets of snow chains used once fits many sizes as shown in photo’s €15 for both
-Battery jump lead’s €5
-3x Crystals glass golfers trophies each one ingraved with a golfer €20
call Jim 640885631 La Herradura. 


FREE: Desperate to find a home for this young cockerel. Currently located outside Torrox Pueblo. Please call or WhatsApp Gill / Torrox 633405560 


Recommendations & Requests


Lost Contact: Would the two ladies that phoned me yesterday regarding their four wheel walker that they are selling please contact me again as the one I thought I had has fallen through. Sue 952521289 Nerja


News & Articles

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Covid Andalucia- Andalusia reduces those hospitalized by Covid by 427 in the last week: {Translation, summary} 13/02/2022 14:03
-Andalusia has seen a total of 427 people hospitalised for coronavirus this week, a much sharper fall than that recorded in the previous two weeks, since last week it was reduced by 290 people and the previous week there were 56 fewer people admitted.
-As of Sunday, there are 1,470 hospitalised patients in the autonomous community for this disease, while last Sunday there were 1,897 Andalusians who were hospitalised due to Covid.
-The reduction in the number of patients also extends to the ICUs. There are 42 fewer people in these units than a week ago. The downward trend is also confirmed in the ICUs because this is the highest figure in the last three weeks. In fact, last week there were 14 fewer patients, while in the previous week there were eight fewer.
-This pronounced drop has allowed the Junta to remove the Covid passport restriction in the region for access to various sites from Wednesday. 
-As the Regional Minister for Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, stated this Saturday, “the decrease in hospital pressure indicates that the sixth wave is in frank remission and we hope to reach a stabilisation phase in 10-15 days”. Source, Spanish: https://sevilla.abc.es/andalucia/sevi-andalucia-reduce-427-hospitalizados-covid-ultima-semana-202202131402_noticia.html


Dry winter drains reservoirs, ruins crops in Spain, Portugal: Roofs peeking out of the water have become a common sight every summer at the Lindoso reservoir in northwestern Spain. In especially dry years, parts would appear of the old village of Aceredo, submerged three decades ago when a hydropower dam flooded the valley.
-But never before has the skeleton of the village emerged in its entirety in the middle of the usually wet winter season. With almost no rain for two months and not much expected any time soon, the ruins of Aceredo are dredging up a mix of emotions for locals as they see the rusted carcass of a car, a stone fountain with water still spouting and the old road leading to what used to be the local bar.
-While the arid zones of the Iberian Peninsula have historically experienced periods of drought, experts say climate change has exacerbated the problem. This year, amid record levels of low or no rainfall at all, farmers in both Portugal and Spain, who are growing produce for all of Europe, are worried that their crops for this season will be ruined.
-In the last three months of 2021, Spain recorded just 35% of the average rainfall it had seen during the same period from 1981 to 2010. But there has been almost no rain since then. According to the national weather agency AEMET, in this century, only in 2005 has there been a January with almost no rain. If clouds don’t unleash in the next two weeks, emergency subsidies for farmers will be needed, authorities said. Photo:AP/Emilio Morenatti. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/climate-business-travel-environment-and-nature-spain-b7db68a8146bc0abc22990f73d94df89 AND VIDEO LINK


Articles From schengenvisainfo.com: Click headline to read article.
France Lifts COVID-19 Testing Requirement for Vaccinated British Travellers 
Belgium to Relax National COVID-19 Rules – No More Closing Hours
Austria Lifts COVID-19 Certificate Requirement for Access to Shops & Museums 


El Gordo de la Primitiva draw: The result of the Gordo de la Primitiva today, Sunday, February 13, 2022 is: 05, 22, 34, 41 and 52, the key number being 1. Source: https://spainsnews.com/el-gordo-de-la-primitiva-draw-for-sunday-february-13-2022/ 


Olympic Medal Table, Sun., Feb 13th 2022: Click/tap the pic to enlarge. See Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 info site, has full schedules & scores: https://olympics.com/en/


Tennis News- Felix Auger-Aliassime Beats Stefanos Tsitsipas To Capture Maiden ATP Title In Rotterdam: Felix Auger-Aliassime won his first ATP tour title with a rousing straight-sets victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Rotterdam final. In the ninth tour-level final of his career, Auger-Aliassime finally broke his duck as he closed out the top-seeded Greek 6-4 6-2. It took an hour and 19 minutes of play to post the biggest win of his career. Photo:GETTY. Full article: https://lastwordonsports.com/tennis/2022/02/13/felix-auger-aliassime-stefanos-tsitsipas-to-capture-maiden-atp-title-in-rotterdam/ 


$100 Oil Threatens to Compound World Economy’s Inflation Shock:
Oil’s surge toward $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014 is threatening to deal a double-blow to the world economy by further denting growth prospects and driving up inflation.
Oil is about 50% higher than a year ago, part of a broader rally in commodity prices that’s swept up natural gas too. Among the drivers: A post-lockdown resurgence in worldwide demand, geopolitical tensions ignited by oil giant Russia and strained supply chains. Prospects for a renewed Iranian nuclear deal have at times cooled the market.
Still, the rise has been piercing. Just two years ago, oil prices plunged briefly below zero. Full article: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/100-oil-threatens-compound-world-211750831.html


War, peace, stalemate? Week ahead may decide Ukraine’s fate: Even if a Russian invasion of Ukraine doesn’t happen in the next few days, the crisis is reaching a critical inflection point with European stability and the future of East-West relations hanging in the balance.
A convergence of events over the coming week could determine whether the stalemate is resolved peacefully or Europe is at war. At stake are Europe’s post-Cold War security architecture and long-agreed limits on the deployment of conventional military and nuclear forces there. Full article: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-ian-kelly-europe-moscow-russia-4bf5d42906c582c36972b076e73c430f

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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.

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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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