DigameXtra No. 2336 Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

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DigameXtra Summer Holiday Schedule 2022

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Content scheduled for these days will appear in the next issue posted.
Sept: Saturday 3rd & Monday 19th
In the event of important breaking news on these days, I will post a limited “Breaking News Bulletin” issue.

 

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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.
***Trips***
September
– 2nd – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30. We have a few seats still available.
October
– 7th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 19th-23rd – 5 day trip to Mojacar, staying in a 4* hotel on a half board basis. Price includes hotel accommodation, coach fare, tips and 2 trips, one to the historic city of Cartagena and second – a visit to the Crystal Caves at Pulpi. €260pp based on 2 sharing a double room.
November
– 4th – Trip to Gib €20pp includes €1 for the driver. Do remember that we have just 3 pick ups usually and we return from Gib at 16.30
– 18th – Wolf Park in Antequera
– 25th – Black Friday in the Nevada Centre, Granada
For further information, please contact Gail on 951067723 / 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information or check out our FB page

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Bio Beach Restaurant in El Morche:
– Did you know that the owners of Bio Beach are from Argentina? As such, when they prepare meat, they know what they are doing. For meat lovers, one of their most celebrated dishes on the menu is their sizzling beef loin (La Entrana de Ternera) served with fresh vegetables (see pic). A delight for any gourmand with a discerning palate. If you are a perceptive consumer of fine food, you may just want to give them a try! A delicious meal on their lovely terrace facing the sea is an evening to remember! They also feature talented musicians to entertain you while dining.
– The Bio Beach lectures will start again on Sept. 14th at 11am. We’ll present an exciting program delivered by Louis C., a U3A member who is a Chef. He’ll bring you a fascinating lecture entitled: “Let’s Talk Rice” which will include its history, various types of rice, traditional ways of preparing this staple food for various cultures, etc… These U3A programmes are free, just order refreshments. We belong to U3A, (http://www.u3aaxarquia.com/); these social, educational and stimulating mornings are presented in an effort to attract more members. Bio Beach Restaurant is located on the El Morche beachfront promenade (right behind the church). We look forward to see you there! For more info contact norma2kk@aol.com 

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Last Day of El Morche Feria 2022: Events Tuesday 16 August 

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Buskers Bar- Nerja: Closed for holiday. Reopen Tuesday Aug 30th

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Queen Revolution: 20 Aug. Finca El Porton, Alhaurin de la Torre
– Queen Generation comes from Italy to surprise with a particular way of understanding the concept of the legendary band. Actually, it is an international show that reflects what Queen concerts were like on stage. Moreover, in each of his performances, we can see him as the best double of Freddie Mercury that has currently existed for his best audience. Indeed, he is shown singing live and sitting at the piano interpreting the mythical songs that the artist did on piano and voice. That’s where the magic repeats itself. And of course, surrounded by the rest of his legendary band.
– Video projections are great and add so much to the show. Also the costume changes are very successful. And the great interpretation of this band, give Queen Generation all the necessary emotion. It’s like watching an aesthetic and musical replica of the concerts led by the immortal Freddie Mercury together with the mythical Queen. In this way, Queen Generation becomes a 2-hour international show, reviewing all of Queen’s hits, with the best live music. Entry €18
Info / Tix / Map: https://www.mientrada.net/evento/queen-revolution/ & VIDEO LINK 

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Mentally Ska’d Band: Friday, Sep 3rd, Mollys Roadhouse
Carretera Cortijo Benitez, Coín. Tel 654 93 89 52. VIDEO LINK 

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Legends Showbar- La Cala de Mijas: September Events
C/ Estepona La Cala, Mijas. Tel. 628 35 38 84
Fully air conditioned. PM on FB, or WhatsApp me on
0034 628353884 to book seats or make enquiries. FB 

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APAA Nerja Fundraiser: August 22nd, 7pm
Join us for this buffet dinner event under the stars at Dulce Casa in Nerja snd help APAA-Nerja pay the vet bill. Two birds with one stone. Raffle, Door Prize + Dance Act. Tickets in advance must be reserved by next Saturday please either at Dulce Casa direct or The APAA Charity Shop or contact Sue Kiff on messenger or Wattsapp 643406591 Torrox/ Nerja. A few surprises too…. 

 

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and Cambridgeshire.
We are part of the ADH storage and Transportation company and as such have storage available in Competa and Peunte Don Manuel. Very reasonable rates.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
-Regular runs between UK and Spain
-Transport of personal property from full house moves to small single items
-Man & Van services
-Packing, including supply of packing materials
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-Storage of property and vehicles in Spain
If we can be of service please contact Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required.  
UK: 0044 7846672013
Spain: 0034 951 066 093
Email: archgroveservices@gmail.com ; FB Link
Our contact info is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday. 

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SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades.
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains.
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces. Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting.
Architect service, building licence applications.
Handyman service now available for those smaller jobs.
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
Scott/Arenas.   Home Page and FB-Link
Our contact info is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  

  

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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.
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
https://www.facebook.com/hanningtons.kitchens.and.bathrooms/
Call us : 669 665 156
Email us : hanningtons.bathrooms@gmail.com ; Our contact details can be found in the Sponsor’s Section at the bottom of every issue. 

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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.

 

 

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BluCee Real Estate / Inmobiliaria – Personal tailor-made real estate:
We have a family who are cash buyers looking for a property from Nerja to Torre del Mar; walking distance to the coast; must have minimum 3 bedrooms; sunny outside space with all year sun; private or communal pool or space for a pool; parking.
If you are selling or thinking of selling please contact us for a no obligation chat.
At BluCee we go above and beyond for you during the sales process, don’t just take our word for it – see our reviews on Google and Facebook
info@blucee.com
www.blucee.com
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. 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Tumble dryer, Zanussi ZTA230 @ E50
– Washing machine, Newpol XF5 500 @ E50
– Food processor, Kenwood Chef (older model) with a good selection of accessories @ E75
Call Jenny, Archez on 610168541
Email Chris on cjs7366 @ hotmail dot co dot uk
We speak English & Spanish 

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For Sale: Solid full size desk. 153 cm (60 ins) wide, 80 cm (32 ins) deep 72 cm (28.5 ins) high. 4 drawers plus document drawer with file rails. Price 50 euros. Buyer collects. Will be flat pack for collection but can be viewed beforehand by arrangement (if required) and collected when dismantled.
Location Caleta de Velez. Contact Adrian / Annie on 608811828 email: lamplighters1152 at outlook dot com 

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For Sale, 3 items:
– Furniture English Oakland wardrobes. One triple and one double, excellent  condition. €350 for double and €450 for triple.
– Blue and cream leaf chandelier €25 (No pic provided)
Kath, Torrox, Tel 646027621 

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For Sale: Powerful portable Air Conditioner Sibir 14000, cost before 600€. Now 135€, Buyer collects. Jutta, Torrox Costa
j.speyer@web.de 

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Wanted: Vtech baby walker or similar. One year old learning to walk whilst we’re here so looking for a Vtech baby walker or similar please, in Nerja area. Contact David & Gail in Nerja. Tel local landline 952 52 27 31 or
email: jvb.educational@telefonica.net

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Wood pellet stoves information: Are there any fellow Digamites out
there with experience of using one of these Pellet stoves who could give me some advice before I go ahead and purchase one.
M Jarvis 952115818 Competa

 

News & Articles

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MALAGA

Three cruise ships with capacity for 9,000 passengers make a stopover in Malaga to coincide with the city’s fair:
– The first to arrive did so last Friday, coinciding with the fireworks that opened the proceedings of the summer fair. It was the Wind Surf (pic), a five-masted foremast schooner considered one of the largest cruising sailboats in the world.
– The arrival of one of the giants of the cruise sector, the Anthem of the Seas, with the capacity to carry almost 5,000 passengers, is scheduled for the 18th. This ship, weighing 168,666 tonnes and some 347 metres in length, will dock from Gibraltar at seven in the morning and will depart at four in the afternoon for Valencia.
– A day later, the MSC Orchestra will dock at the port, sailing from Marseille, and will arrive in Malaga at around eight in the morning to leave for Cadiz at seven in the evening. Photo: Windstarcruises. Full article: https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/cruise-ships-feria-20220814094925-nt.html 

TORRE DEL MAR

A section of Andalucía avenue closed to traffic in Torre del Mar due to works: {Translation}
– From this Tuesday, 16th August, vehicles will be diverted in the Nerja-Malaga direction along the parallel road, from the roundabout with Victoria Kent Avenue to Clavel Street.
– Work begins in Torre del Mar on Avenida Andalucía, which will mean that the section of the road where the complete remodelling of the flowerbeds is to be carried out will be closed to traffic.
– This is specifically the area between the roundabout where Victoria Kent Avenue meets (the one that leads to the Regional Hospital) and the roundabout with Clavel Street (in the area of Plazamar, the Virgen de la Victoria Home and the Europa complex).
– In this first phase, which begins this Tuesday, 16th August, it will affect traffic in the direction of Nerja-Malaga, which, according to the Local Police Headquarters, will be diverted along the service road parallel to it. For the moment it will not affect traffic in the Malaga-Nerja direction, which will be able to circulate normally along Avenida Andalucia.
– As this temporary detour forces a large flow of cars to circulate along the service road in residential areas which are very busy at this time of year, the Local Police Headquarters ask residents, pedestrians and vehicle users to respect the signs and provisional indications and to take extreme caution. Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/cortado-al-trafico-en-torre-del-mar-un-tramo-de-la-avenida-andalucia-por-obras/ 

SEVILLA

The images of the procession of the Virgen de los Reyes 2022- Sevilla:
Photo: RAÚL DOBLADO. Full gallery at: https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/imagenes-procesion-virgen-reyes-20220815182417-gas.html

 

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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:
https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/updated-daily-these-20220314114157-nt.html

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

Taxi
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
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
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