DigameXtra No. 2191 Monday, Feb. 21st, 2022

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Day of Andalucía 2022: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 is an autonomous community public holiday. Schools, businesses, and government offices in the autonomous communities observing this holiday will be closed. Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/spain/andalucia-day


Phoenix Social Club Events:
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.
-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
-6 – 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 – Trip to Bolonia and Tarifa – includes entry to the Claudia Baelo Roman site with guide €23,50
-6th – Trip to Gib €15pp includes €1 for the driver.
-20th – Boat Trip from Benalmadena Port to Fuengirola with time to explore Fuengirola Harbour €25 includes coach, tips and boat trip to Fuengirola
-25th – Trip to Osuna with Guide €20 includes Coach fare, tips and guide
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 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


The Return of Cuatro Santos: After an almost 2 year break Malaga’s masters of Southern Rock return!
Friday 25Feb at The Atrevete
Doors 10pm show at 11pm, Free entry.
C/ Salvador Allende 10 (At the front of Hotel Pez Espada), Torremolinos
Tel. 952 84 99 15 ; Móvil: 699 557 266 /609 861 148
https://www.facebook.com/Loscuatrosantos AND VIDEO 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.
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.
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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
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
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Aqua Aerobic class: I have a few spaces left for my aqua aerobic class from March. It is held in the Torrox public pool every Saturday from 13.00-14.00. It is suitable for all levels of fitness. Exercises to music. If interested please text me: 605624551 or email me jenniferjoule7@hotmail.com
It is a really friendly group! Jennifer


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.
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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Indonesia chest of drawers sanded back to natural & waxed ( very heavy ) Measurements 90 x 45 x 100cms Price 130€
-Pine unit with shelf drawer & cupboard Measurements 119 x 44.50 x 91cms Price 45€
contact Jackie/nerja 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-B & Q Laser leveller with tripod 10€
-Ace Tool Box with wheels 20€
-Clarke Torque wrench 10€
30€ the lot. Nick / La Herradura
keelsway at yahoo dot co dot uk 


Recommendations & Requests

Unhappy with bank service?: Are you unhappy with the service of your local bank? Or know someone who is? Many elderly people are desperate, and one has done something about it. This appeal in Change.org is now approaching a million signatures. You can join here (in Spanish): change.org/SoyMayorNOidiota
Another example of a man trying to help desparate bank costumers:
The tyranny of mobile phones: OK, a related problem probably, but certainly not the same. I´m quite happy with the service in my local bank, but I´m sick and tired of the fact that both authorities and businesses automatically assumes that I have got at smartphone (or a mobile at least!). So now recently, I have been cut off internet shopping, because my bank demands that I download an App on my smartphone! I have got absolutely no use for such a device for other purposes and do not like it.
So, dear digamites: do any of you know of a bank, which does not do this?
Please don´t tell me that it is necessary for the security: sending a code to a simple mobile phone works too. (And I really do not understand why mobiles should be so secure (trusted?)- so many get lost or stolen!).
Birgit, La Caleta, birgit D0T fastrup AT gmail D0T com


Happy Twos-day Digamites!: Raise a glass at twenty two minutes past ten tomorrow evening and remember where you were at  on 22.22 22.2.22
Have fun! Cheri and friends in Torrox.
cherivinall AT hotmail D0T com


News & Articles

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UPDATE- Preliminary draft of the dog welfare law:
{Translation} 18Feb22 22:10
-All dog owners will have to take a course, except in the case of hunting, herding or guarding dogs.
-There are dogs and there are dogs for hunting or herding animals. A distinction in which breed has nothing to do with it, as thousands of dogs with pedigree and hunting or herding instinct live as companion animals
-20minutos has had access to the full text of the draft bill, which has begun its journey this Friday after months of delay on the planned schedule due to the reluctance expressed by the Ministry of Agriculture. In the final wording there are two articles, with few differences between them, dedicated to hunting and herding dogs and animal guards.
-In both cases, they must be registered in the register of animals to be developed, and they must also be linked to the hunting licence or the owner’s livestock register. In order to breed with them, they must be registered in the breeders’ register, the conditions of which are still to be developed.
-Herding or guarding dogs with access to the outdoors, whose owner is not on the breeders’ register and who may have uncontrolled access with other dogs, will have to have a geolocation device. This is not provided for hunting dogs, for which sterilisation is required in the same situation. What is included for both is that if there are dogs of both sexes on the same site that cannot be separated, at least all male or all female dogs must be sterilised. In addition, hunting dogs that change hands, if they go to someone who is not on the future breeders’ register, will have to be sterilised or handed over with a sterilisation commitment.
-The major distinctions between these dogs in trade and the rest come from the fact that they are exempted from certain obligations. Article 33.2 does not apply to dogs dealing with livestock. And none of them are covered by Article 31(n) or Article 35(1) and (2). What do these points consist of?
-Article 33.2 reads: “The owners or, failing that, those responsible for the keeping of pets who habitually remain in open spaces and live with or may interact with other animals of the same species and different sex, shall be obliged to sterilise their pets”.
-With regard to paragraph 1 of article 35, they refer to the fact that “the owners or persons responsible for the dogs must have previously completed an accredited training course for dog ownership, the content of which shall be determined by regulation”. The content, formalities and management of this course are still a source of uncertainty for dog owners.
-Paragraph 2 states that “all dogs must meet the criteria for classification by sociability, complying with the mechanisms for validation of behaviour and socialisation determined by regulation”
-Hunting, herding and livestock guarding dogs that do not have sociability tests will be classified as “special handling dogs outside the specific activity”.
-This regulation drafted by the Ministry of Social Rights, which has begun its journey after its approval this Friday in the Council of Ministers, could come into force before the end of 2022. (No mention of  exemptions to required classes for the elderly/disabled persons who cannot take classes, nor any mention of “personal service” dogs! -Ed.)
Source, Spanish: https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/4959325/0/propietarios-perros-caza-pastoreo-guarda-ley/


Carnival returns to Malaga province: Carnival festivities are returning to Malaga province. Celebrations will include fancy dress competitions, comparsa and murga groups (satirical choirs who usually dress identically and sing about current affairs), carnival parades and activities for children. Each town has its own celebratory style; some feature all the events on one day, while others opt for a programme which takes place over several weeks. See below how each town is celebrating in 2022. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/what-to-do/carnival-returns-malaga-20220218092200-ntvo.html AND VIDEO LINK 


Queen Elizabeth tests positive for COVID-19, experiences ‘mild’ symptoms: “Buckingham Palace confirm that the queen has today tested positive for Covid,” the palace said in a statement. “Her Majesty is experiencing mild coldlike symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week. She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.” Full article: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/02/20/Queen-Elizabeth-tests-positive-for-COVID-19-experiences-mild-symptoms/4851645362667/ 


Paul McCartney reportedly confirmed as Glastonbury 2022 headliner: After dropping heavy hints, the former Beatle confirms he will be playing the Pyramid stage on Saturday night, making him the oldest headliner ever.
He will turn 78 the week before his performance, making him the oldest Pyramid stage headliner ever – beating Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, who was 73 when the band played in 2013. Other Pyramid performers further down the bill have been older, though, like 85-year-old BB King in 2011, and Burt Bacharach, who was 87 when he played in 2015. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10533573/Sir-Paul-McCartney-headline-act-Glastonbury-cancelled-2020.html


Boris & BBC Bang The War Drum- Russia plans biggest war in Europe since 1945 says Boris Johnson: Evidence suggests Russia is planning “the biggest war in Europe since 1945”, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
He told the BBC’s Sophie Raworth in an interview: “All the signs are that the plan has already in some senses begun.” Intelligence suggests Russia intends to launch an invasion that will encircle Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Mr Johnson said. Full article: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-60448162


Brits & Americans Can Now Travel to Germany Under Facilitated Entry Rules: Fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom and the United States will now be able to enter Germany under facilitated entry rules.
Starting tomorrow, February 20, travellers from the UK and US will be able to enter the country without having to register their entry. In addition, they will also be exempt from the quarantine requirement.
Nonetheless, the authorities have explained that travellers from these two countries need to present valid proof of vaccination in order to avoid additional entry rules.
This statement indicates that unvaccinated travellers from the UK and US can enter Germany only for absolutely essential purposes provided that they present a negative test result taken within the last 48 hours and follow a ten-day quarantine requirement. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/brits-americans-can-now-travel-to-germany-under-facilitated-entry-rules/


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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.

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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/
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