DigameXtra No. 2264 Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

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International Museum Day May 18th: If you’re on a budget holiday in Malaga this month or just like a cheap day out, today Malaga celebrates International Museum Day with free entry to all the museums.


Free Concert- Electric Flamenco: Jaco Abel brings his particular style of flamenco to Malaga on Tuesday 24 May when he gives a talk about the experience of taking electric guitar to the musical genre and performs live. See him at the Centro Cultural La Malagueta (in the bullring) at 7pm. Free entry, but get there early to be sure of a seat. Info & tix: https://cclamalagueta.com/eventos/flamenco-electrico/ 


Free Flamenco concert: Aula Municipal de Flamenco in Malaga has its next concert of the season Monday 30 May at 7.30pm in the Centro MVA on Calle Ollerías in the old quarter. Singer Isabel Guerrero will perform. Tickets are free, but you need to get yours from the Municipal Fiestas Department in Camino de San Rafael 99 (available from 9am to 2pm – you can get here on the No 20 bus from the Alameda Principal) or from the MVA box office on the day from 7pm onwards. Info: 952 133 950. VIDEO LINK 


Free Concerts “Tardeo & Music”, at a 5 Star Hotel: This initiative (Sunset & Music) combines great local talent with one of Malaga’s loveliest locations, Hotel Castillo de Santa Catalina in El Limonar. The free concerts take place at weekends in May (7-9pm) in the gardens at the 5-star hotel where drinks and tapas are available as well as fab views of the city. Book your table ahead by calling +34 952 212 700 or sending an email to sbcastillo@sohohoteles.com.
Get to the Castillo de Santa Catalina on foot from the centre (allow 30 minutes), by taxi or take the 32 or 33 bus from the Alameda Principal and get off at Avda Pintor J. Sorolla (Miramar,.stop 1108) and walk 10 minutes up the hill. There’s also ample parking if you have your own car.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/A4GyTSsr552seKQ4A
-Saturday 21 May – Sabrina Romero, flamenco dance, percussion (see video)
-Sunday 22 May – Ramón Barronquero and Julia Martín, soul/funk
-Friday 27 May – El Recortao, flamenco fusion
-Saturday 28 May – Cantando Bajito, flamenco fusion
-Sunday 29 May – Manu Valiana and Jose Carra, pop/acoustic jazz
Fully restored for 2021, this is one of the most romantic hotels in Malaga. Its location in El Limonar means it has panoramic views of Malaga city and bay and its history gives it a Moorish vibe and atmosphere that you won’t find anyway else. The 5-star hotel has just 24 rooms, each exquisitely decorated and unique. Treat yourselves to the suite with two rooms and terrace for a break to remember. The hotel is slightly off the beaten track making your own transport a must, but if you don’t want to drive, get a taxi there and then use the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to get to and from the beach and city centre.


Juan Luis Pascual Sanchez: Upcoming Concerts
-Thurs 19: Ch. Rompeolas (Algarrobo costa) 19:30h
-Friday 20: Noa By Fenix (S. Pedro de Alcántara) 20:30h
-Saturday 21: La Viuda (Algarrobo costa) 14:30h
-Sunday 22: Ch. Paradise (Algarrobo costa) 16:00h & Rockys (Nerja) 19:00h
Good mix of songs and styles in different languages.
Listen your favourite music eating a good meal or drinking a cool beer!!! FB 

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Services Wanted/Offered

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Landlords, tell your renters about DigameXtra, where they can get overnight answers to questions about local stuff without having to call you!

Nik of all Trades- Services available for home, garden and office:
-Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, my time can be hired in 3 time slots of 4, 6 and 8 hours at a cost of 60€, 85€ and 110€ respectively plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost . costs as above or fixed price quote if you prefer.
-Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost. I am always busy and usually require between 2 and 4 weeks notice before I can start work but I can usually carry out quotations fairly quickly.
-Check my website for examples of my work http://nik-of-all-trades.weebly.com/
Email enquiries or for more information to nikash2 at hotmail dot com or just write that email address or web address down somewhere in case you may need me in the future! I am a DigameXtra sponsor and so my contact info is available everyday in the sponsors section below as well. There is also a contact form available on the website.
References/recommendations available from the UK and Spain
Based in Competa but can travel anywhere in Digameland. Quotations are completely free. 


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Halting Erosion Using Vetiver Grass from Vetiver Spain:
Vetiver Grass is a fast growing non-invasive clumping grass that grows to 2 metres in height. It has a root system that grows to 3-4 metres deep and they are very strong.
The National Geographic Magazine has called them “Roots of Steel”.
Once Vetiver is established it is drought resistant.
We are located in Sayalonga and we can plant all year round but February and March are the best months to plant Vetiver. Vetiver loves the heat of a long summer to get established.
Decomposing Vetiver used as a mulch, improves soil quality, keeps the weeds down and the insects away as it is a natural insect repellent. It is in the same family as Lemon Grass, which we also carry.
Vetiver also is a nutritious and replenishable animal feed. Horses, cattle, and pigs love it.
We use Vetiver along driveways and sidewalks. It also makes a great and inexpensive Ornamental hedge.
To see more photos and videos please visit our DATA storage site located at http://www.vetiverspain.org.
This month we have some special offers that include shipping.
For more information or to organize a visit please contact us.
Our retail website: www.vetiverspain.com
Email: info@vetiverspain.com
Telephone or Whatsapp at (34) 692 288 657
David and Anna
Here is a link to a short video showing the results. VIDEO LINK



Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Writing desk striped back to natural and stained in grey stain with grey chalk paint with new bronze handles Measurements 103 x 55 x 76cms. Price 65€
-Natural & yute cupboard with key and decorative mirror Measurements W 105 x 40 x 86 cms ; Mirror 99.50 x 97cms Price 125€
-Beautiful upcycled neutral bedroom set chalk paint clear wax new handles
Mirror Width 58cms Height 78cms
Chest of drawers Width 91.50cms Depth 40.50cms Height 75cms
Bedside table Width 46.50cms Depth 39cms Height 59cms
Price 95€
contact Jackie/nerja 672179429
Info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-2 large Terracotta Moroccan style lanterns, 54cm height x 27cm width, 40 euros for the pair.
-A pair of Sago Palms in large blue glazed pots. Pots are 32cm height. Palm plants are 43 cm height. 50 euros for the pair.
Delivery possible.
Please contact Mike or Linda/ Competa. Mobile/whatsapp +34711003229 or email mblong@hotmail.com 


For Sale: Organic avocados. There are some nice and big Avocados, variety ‘Fuerte’ on my tree. They are 100 % organic.
I am selling them: 5 kg for 15 Euro; 10 kg for 27 Euro
Can meet in Cómpeta, Torrox or at the Pavo Real.
WhatsApp 606 423 369 or
E-Mail: marlenewoerner@web.de (Marlene, Cómpeta) 


Wanted: LEGO, wanted for visiting grandchildren please.
Sheila , Parador, Nerja. 00447721722571 whatsapp
sheilahoeman AT gmail D0T com


Recommendations & Requests

Recommendation for BluCee: We had a flat in El Morche which was rented out using BluCee’s rental department. It was a difficult market place with Covid but they consistently managed to rent it using Spaniards & Northern Europeans when the Brits were unable to travel. We sold the flat because we are moving area and we used BluCee estate agency. Again, the same, drive, enthusiasm and professionalism ensured it sold quickly for full asking price. We cannot recommend Blucee highly enough. (Contact BluCee, tel: 0034 711 042 727. BluCee’s contact info can be seen everyday in the Sponsor’s Section of DigameXtra)
Sue, La Vinuela, sueaked@hotmail.com


Recommendation for parking near Malaga airport: We have always used SP Parking. Their rates are reasonable, there is a shuttle service to and from the airport, although they are not far from the airport itself. I would highly recommend SP Parking. Tony, Torrox Park, oddjobtony at gmail dot com


News & Articles

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Andalucía’s Covid incidence rate in the over-60s rises to 606 as 49 more deaths are added: {17 May 2022, 17:21}
There are 94 more coronavirus patients admitted to hospitals in the region, compared to Friday, making a total of 871, while intensive care unit admissions have risen by eight to 54. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/


Consumers and marketers will pay for the government’s electricity intervention plan, it was previously proposed to be paid by the utilities with record-breaking windfall profits recent crises have generated: {Translation, 1st paragraph only}
-Spain and Portugal have a letter of conformity from the European authorities, which now needs to be confirmed. The main debate is the compensation to companies that produce electricity using this raw material for the real price of gas, which is higher than the cap imposed. According to sources close to the Ministry, those responsible for paying this difference will now be consumers and marketers who go to the regulated tariff, with the option of passing it on to their customers, and also through customers who go directly to buy from the electricity pool.
(So now the consumer energy bailout is turning out to be a loan that consumers will end up paying for in the long run, rather than a plan for utility windfall profits to cover the difference? I wonder how many campaign donations were required to arrange that? -Ed.)
Source, Spanish: https://www.vozpopuli.com/


Aldi recalls two garden shrubs listed as toxic invasive species in Spain: The supermarket chain is asking anyone who has bought these plants to return them to any of its stores, where they will be given a refund. The shrubs in question are labelled as the Gardenline ‘Mariposa Buddleja’ and ‘Florece abundantemente Polygonum aubertii’. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/ 


Deposits On Cigarette Butts? Catalonia proposes a 20 cents fee per cigarette to encourage the return of butts: The extraordinary amount would be returned in full upon delivery of the used cigarette butts. It is suggested that the returns of the butts can be made in the same tobacconists where they were purchased or in other points of sale of cigarettes, in addition to recycling points. The Catalan Government, which considers that the measures promoted so far are “not very effective”, proposes including the initiative in the draft of the new national Waste Law, in which single-use plastics are also curbed, unnecessary packaging is eradicated from food and microplastics are removed. Full article: https://spainsnews.com/


Triana celebrates its pilgrimage in honour of St Joseph this weekend, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May: {Translation}
-The Romería, which will begin on Saturday 21st May at 17.00 hours, with the Holy Mass in honour of San José, sung by the Romero Choir of El Trapiche. Afterwards, at 18.00 hours, all the pilgrims will set off for the La Ponderosa estate to enjoy the festivities. At 21.00 the prize for the best float will be awarded. At 00.00 hours the traditional Salve rociera will be performed by the El Trapiche Romero Choir, and at 00.30 hours María Cortés will give a concert.
-On the Sunday of the pilgrimage, the ribbon races on horseback will take place with the corresponding prize-giving ceremony, and at 21.00 hours, the pilgrims of San José will head back to Triana. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/ 


Provoking EU, UK sets out new law to fix post-Brexit Northern Ireland trade: Britain set out steps on Tuesday to try to break the deadlock with the European Union on trade with Northern Ireland, lining up a new law that would effectively override parts of a Brexit deal and further inflame ties with Brussels.
In a statement to parliament, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said planned legislation would ease the movement of goods, apply Britain’s tax regime in Northern Ireland and hand London more say over the laws governing the province. Full article: https://www.reuters.com/world/


Outdoorsman’s Mobility Scooter- Even on the steepest hills, you can’t flip this all-terrain electric vehicle: Don’t let bad knees and hips prevent you from getting to the “back forty“.  The Swincar e-Spider all-terrain electric vehicle offers several models including a 2 person model . VIDEO LINK

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Useful Links, Info & Numbers

Petrol Prices – Updated daily: These are the fuel stations in Malaga province with the lowest prices. The price data for 95 and 98-octane petrol and diesel fuel is updated every day. See it here:

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
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