Digame is a community notice board / newsletter for English speaking residents of the Axarquia region of Andalucia, Spain. If you know of something happening anywhere in the Axarquia, please let us know, send an email to digametorrox at . Find out what's on and let Digame know if you have an event.
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For a quick guide check out the CALENDAR (click on items in the calendar for more details)

There is a map here showing locations of bars restaurants etc.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning will once again take place in Competa to support both MacMillan Cancer Support, UK and Cudeca Cancer Care, Spain. 
So if you wish to come along and taste those fabulous home-made cakes, join us on Friday, 26th September at El Pilon Restaurant, Competa from 11am. 
To ensure entry, you may purchase a ticket in advance for only 5 euros from Todo Papel, Competa.  
Last year, 154,00 different worldwide events took place raising over £20 million for MacMillan. 
Any questions, please contact me, Cindy Jones 665156467 or email cindyjones19 at hotmail dot com.   Thank you.

Driving Lessons

I can give you some driving lessons.
I am not prof. instructor but driver with  44y experience and 1 milion miles driven
all over the Europe.
 15e per lesson.
 Nerja   695112077

Viveros Florena, Competa

We are open again from 9am Tuesday 2nd September.
Garden Centre, Landscape Designers and Constructors.
Opening Hours: 9 - 2, closed Sundays and Mondays.
Tel:          689928201
Facebk:   Lorraine Cavanagh´s Garden Centre

Opticians - Advice

To Noni - Opticians - go back to the opticians and explain your problem, it could be you cannot get on with varifocal lenses, they could have out in the wrong prescription, even the lenses could have been transposed, unless you explain the distance you want in focus to read they could have it too short, if you have to pay for new lenses at least you can use the frame but most opticians will help you - try again.   Ann Competa
I have worn spectacles for some 62 years so know a thing about quality lenses and specs.
When I came to spain 20 years ago, I went local, torrox/nerja area for new specs, I was amazed to have my test details put down of a scrap of paper, no form, 3 weeks later they arrived with two different lenses and totally out of focus, they we returned but even when they cam back they were rubbish, I have over the years obtained new specs IE when in the UK or here in spain with Specsavers, they have an excellent site on the net and well worth a visit, 3 months ago I was unable to travel to Fuengirola, (Specsavers) so went local, big mistake, now have new varifocals but they have a strange reflection in the lenses and straight lines are curved, the dash board on the car is like a banana, Cost over 500 euro,  I am stuck with them until the financial resources recover to go back to Specsavers.
You live and learn

Restaurants in Canillas

 Which Canillas? I hear you ask.
Well, firstly, a huge recommendation for El Bodegon de Juan María in Canillas de Aceituno.
Good home cooked food at an excellent price, and we have seen such an increase in quality and inventiveness over the last couple of years. Well worth a visit (95 251 8041).
Secondly, having used La Plaza in Canillas de Albaida for many years, we don't particularly like the new menu and have had a very mediocre meal there, so are looking for somewhere new. Does anyone know if the Almijara is still a going concern?
We haven't been there probably for about 15 years, and when we walked down to it on Sunday, it was shut. On the plus side, we ended up at Restaurante Cerezo, again somewhere we haven't been for years, and what a pleasant surprise that was.
It seems to have gone upmarket food-wise, but is still very reasonable to say the least.
(95 255 3018).
Answers about the Almijara to digame please. thanks wendy

Fancy a Hash?

Do you fancy doing something a bit different and challenging now and then – perhaps something that helps you stay fit and takes you slightly out of your comfort zone? 
Why not join Axarquia Hash House Harriers?

Axarquia Hash House Harriers (AH3) is a social, non-competitive club.
 Every second Sunday at 12:00 we meet at different places throughout Axarquia – mainly in the campo or villages around Velez Malaga.  Members take turns acting as ‘hares’ which involves laying a trail of flour.  The rest of the hash (the ‘hounds’) follow the trail which takes about two hours and eventually leads back to the start.  Hounds can walk, jog or run along the route according to their ability and inclination. To liven things up the hares include some false paths and dead ends. To liven up flagging hounds a beer/soft drinks stop is included along the way and cold drinks are also provided at the end of the hash.  After the hash we usually head to a nearby restaurant for a very sociable meal.
The hash is open to all ages, abilities and nationalities.  All you need is a good pair of trainers, a reasonable level of fitness and a sense of humour. Bottles of cold water are provided at the start to take with you on the ‘run’ and hares are happy to look after valuables for you so there’s no risk of dropping your car keys in a ditch! We make a charge of 4 Euros per run, which includes water, beer, crisps and soft drinks. In addition to the regular hash we organise other events from time to time such as barbecues and a summer hash camp. 
The hash is a great way to get out, take some exercise, socialise and see different parts
of the beautiful Axarquia.  So why not come along, take part and find out if hashing is for you?
For more information on AHH and details of the next hash please go to

4G Internet Access - Viñuela Area

4G Internet Access - Viñuela Area
Does anyone know if 4G works in Hotel Vinuela area and surrounds. Is there a provider for 4G in this area? Advice appreciated.
 Reply to  -     please

Fresh whole comfrey leaves

Hello friends,
Does anyone in the Axarquia grow comfrey in their garden?
My partner, Joe, is looking for a source of fresh comfrey leaves with which to make a healing poultice.
The name of the plant in Spanish is consuelda.  Here's a photo.
Please reply to aliciabaylaurel (at) gmail (dot) com
Many thanks.

Meat Deliveries

To all our customers east of Malaga,our next delivery date will be next Monday 8th of September
Orders need to be in by Friday 5th.
We are a Butchers based in Alhuarin el Grande but on request have been deliveringon a 2-4 week bases to the east of Malaga.Rincon,Velez,Puente,Iznate,Torrox,Frigliana,Nerja and Competa.
If there is anyone interested in this service contact Martin 667431366 or on
Many thanks,
email yeolbutchery at g mail dot com for a list of products
            no e

Dunsford Dinners

The latest review is now available on the Dunford's Dinners blog. You can read it at the link below.
Happy Eating!

Smiffs in Nerja - Closed Days

 Just thought I should let you know that, due to staff holidays, Smiffs will be closed on Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th September and only open in the mornings next week
Monday 8th to Friday 12th September.
Normal autumn hours resume Monday 15th September ie: Monday to Saturday 10am to 2pm and evenings Monday to Friday 5pm to 8pm.
Just don't want anyone to have a wasted trip.

What's on Jam Session in Namasté

Wednesday September 3 from 21.00    
Jam Session held by Uwe
An important moment to help the week to take the right direction! don't miss it!
tel. 687218645

What's on Candelit Tapas Night Friday 5th September

Join us for delicious organic tapas served on the terrace whilst taking in the beauty and peace of the evenings at Casa Montes Negros, organic smallholding,  on Friday 5th September. The menu is inspired by seasonal and local organic produce, much of it produced on the farm, and costs 15 Euros per person.
The evening starts at 7 p.m. with an optional stroll around the organic farm. This is followed by champagne cocktails  to start the night in style accompanied by organic nibbles. The tapas menu is served afterwards, buffet style. Enjoy your meal whilst relaxing on the candlelit terrace, watching the sunset and taking in the beautiful views of the Sierra Tejeda mountain range.
Aperitifs served with a champagne cocktail or lemonade
Variety of dips served with freshly baked homemade pitta breads
Ajo Blanco and Gazpacho
Stuffed Red Peppers served with Tahini Parsley Dressing.
Basil and Almond Pesto Ravioli
Caramalised Onion Tart
Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Quiche
Large variety of  hot and cold summer salads.
and if you still have space
Chocolate Almond Cake, fresh fruit and homemade yoghurt to finish off.
Organic Wine and beer available at the bar.
The meeting point is El Cruce car park in Trapiche.
We will meet you at 6.30 p.m. and then we guide you up to the farm, another 15 minutes away. (Each person takes their own car)
To reserve your place please contact Rachael on 655 987 105 or email
casamontesnegros at gmail dot com.
We can cater for special dietary requirements if you let us know when you book.
For more information about Casa Montes Negros, do take a look at our website

Whats on - Friday is Flamenca

 Whats  on ? -  poster   Friday is Flamenca night at Jocavi in the town square in Sayalonga.
In my opinion the best thing is the Osso Buco!  It is spectacular.  I have already preordered mine.
For those who don’t know Osso Buco here is a link.
Dave from Sayalongo.

What's on

Lews Torrox Costa are pleased to announce the return of Sunday Lunch From 7th September 1pm to 5pm Come and try our Roast Beef  Lamb Pork or Chicken With Roast Potatoes Yorkshire Pudding Stuffing and a selection of fresh vegetables
Phone to book a table 952532633..

Wanted Electric cooker

Electric cooker with separate hob, the type that fits into the work top surface wanted.
680 326 554

Wanted sewing machine

Wanted sewing machine that is easy to use. 
I only need the basic sewing, no fancy stuff... but will need a more heavy duty machine to cope with curtains, etc.  thank you 
please contact

For Sale re XBMC Box

Correction - here are the phone numbers
my mobile is 674052649 and landline is 952539535
Thanks, Chris

For Sale - Binoculars

Powerful Nikon Action 10.22.50 Binoculars for sale, Ideal for the for the nature enthusiast.
contact email:
Tel: 634 323 469

Monday, 1 September 2014

An Automotive Electrician Needed Please

Can anyone recommend a really good auto electrician in the Torrox Nerja area?
Tel 678 501 473 or email rogersneville at

Call to other Therapists etc.

Dear friends
i am back in london in 2 days from 10 weeks in india, bhutan and nepal
which was great if rainy and arrive in spain on the sunday 7th
and i am hoping that we can hold a fund raising therapy spa day
at the end of september -saturday 27th or middle of october on the 18th
if the weather has cooled down, the algarrobo garden centre
would be a great place to hold it -if not then back to pacos bar  in puente
but i need your feed back asap .....
so i am contacting all the kind people who supported food for change
to raise 1000 euros last year,for the food kitchens in malaga
but please pass this onto your friends and any therapists you know
who would like to join in helping a good cause and have/give a
professional treatment/therapy for 20 euros
best wishes

Fuster&Associates Newsletter nº 137

29 of August of 2014.
Fuster&Associates Newsletter nº 137
Unsold new-build housing stock to decrease significantly in 2014
The stock of unsold new build properties has been falling since 2009 and official
estimates put the total number at 563,908 for the end of 2013. Last year stock
diminished by 3.4% which equated to 19,545 properties. The data series was started in2004 due to it being the year when statistics on sales of new-build and resale property
became available.
From 2004 to 2009 there were rapid annual increases in the number of unsold new-build
homes which saw the total number rise from around 100,000 in 2004 to about 650,000
in 2009. The rise in unsold new property over this period represented an average annual
increase of 44.7% while the decreases from 2009 onwards have worked out at just
3.5% annually.
For all of the Newsletter click on the workd Continued>> below

Jars Available

I have a quantity of jars  which I would like to pass on to any one who makes jam etc and honey.
I live en campo Competa off the Torrox Road.
Telephone 952 55 35 07

Opticians - Recommendation / Advice Needed Please

Just had a horrible experience with a Spanish optica: 
Can't read normally or read the computer or see straight long distance with these new "varifocal eyeglasses". 
So, any recommendations out there regarding both quality and price and where to buy, for heaven's sakes?
digametorrox @

Restaurant recommendation

Restaurant recommendation
I would like to recommend a fairly new restaurant in Los Romanes  - Las Orquideas, situated in the centre of the village with its own parking.
Wonderful food and spectacular views to the reservoir.
Try it and you won't be disappointed.
It's also a Hotel.
For reservations, call 951509071 or look at
A friend and I had lunch there today and really enjoyed it. 

TV Question

TV Question
Has anyone using broad4spain internet tried using the tv people www.costasmarttv
If so is it working  well and could you let me know. e-mail

The Complete Video Service

We offer a complete video/audio service. We can transfer your favourite videos on to DVD’S.(Std/Hd)
All formats. VHS. SVHS, VHSc, HI8, H8.DV, AVCHD, Mini Card.DVD/VIDEO copying.
Only 10 Euros per hour of video.
Conversion Pal/Ntsc/Secam.
Slides to Dvd. Cine film to Dvd. Audio cassettes converted to MP3 format, transferred to
CD or other media.
Free collection & delivery Nerja area.
Discounts available for quantity.
Tel Richard 659458020 or email for a quotation.
Visit our website for details of all our service

Driving Lessons Needed Please

A friend of mine passed her driving test in the UK many years ago but has driven very little since.
She now wants to take some driving lessons in a Spain and would prefer an English speaking instructor.
She lives in Nerja and has use of her own car.
Can any of the Digame community recommend a suitable driving instructor please?
Answers to Digame please. Thanks in anticipation.
digametorrox @

Friend Needed

I am an English male and looking for a English female companion
I am a not sports( (telly) fan
I like music (ex Mobil DJ for 34 years) and dancing, Menu del Día, walking, window shopping, car boot fan
Should you be interested and we get along o.k. there is - if you like sewing patch work a room that has laying up ,sewing machine, patchwork patterns,rings etc and i have many tools to do other work
i live in Velez malaga
Should you phone and the answer phone comes in spanish wait for it to finish and leave a message further information
thank you for reading this note
tel 952558507

Furniture Re-painting

Try for your furniture painting
Take a look at their website and facebook for before and after pictures    

Loss Adjuster in Spain Neeed Please

Hi All
I am looking for a loss adjuster that will be able to deal with a motor claim for me here in Spain.
Do you, or anyone you know, have any experience of one that can help me?
Many thanks
Tel :- 600 740 991 or

Local Information

I found this great article on our area and thought it might interest other digamites, Jan

What's on - Quiz - Tonight, Nerja

Potters Bar Quiz Night
Dave Jamieson will be hosting his weekly quiz in Potters Bar, Nerja, on Tuesday, September 2, starting at 8.00pm.
There's a prize for the winning team and a light tapa during the interval, all for just 2.00 euros entry per player.

Any size team can enter, but teams with fewer than four members get bonus points to start, while teams of more than six (and the previous week's winners) begin with penalty points.
Potters Bar is on Calle Andalucia, down the road and on the opposite side to the Hotel Villa Flamenca in Nerja.
We don't like turning people away, so booking a table is highly recommended! Ring
Potters Bar any evening on 95 252 2287.

What's on - Axarquia Racing Club

Please note that
The Axarquia Racing Club
will take a short break over the next 2 weeks
and will reopen on Saturday 13th September
with The Chicago Jim Trio.

What's on El Pino Torrox Park Wednesday Market

Wednesday 3rd September
10am to 1.30pm
A mix of artisan, new and secondhand stalls.
There is a new stall arriving of handmade wooden gifts,including trays,boxes, tags, Steve's handmade olive wood coasters and cats will also be available from Annie's stall.
Annie will also have a collection of baby knitwear and English wool.
Ladies' wear & hats, plus lots more.
Free parking outside the door, just follow the signs for the camp site.
For further details please email indoormarket at kwiksendmail dot com or 662063987

What's on The Rooters this weekend

Friday Sept 5
 Restaurante La Plaza,
Canillas de Albaida.
To reserve a table call
952 553254 or 609 167127.
From 8.30.

Saturday Sept 6:
Plaza Almijara
(Main Square) in Competa.
To reserve a table call
La Casona: 952 553701,
Pericos: 952 553739 or
La Cantina: 658 338166.
From 9.00.

Rental Wanted

Wanted 5-6 month rent along the coastal area from Torrox Costa to Maro
Near the coast or just inland
Not an apartment
2 bedroom, single level, adjacent parking (garage an advantage)
Small garden
Internet vital
UK TV an asset
Comfortable accommodation with all "Mod Cons"
We are a mature couple with two small dogs (3 & 5 kilos)
For occupation Sept 22nd

Rental Available

Lovely one bed apartment (sleeps 4) available in September.
Located in Parador area of Nerja.
Just a short stroll to Burriana beach or Balcony.
Community pool & parking.
Call 666667311 or email

For Sale - Wine Cooler/Fridge

Wine Cooler/Fridge with 3 shelves and blue interior light,
capacity 12 bottles,
minimum operating temperature of 10C,
dimensions 50 x 34 x 47.5cm,
as new condition,
85 euros ono.
Telephone 628234014 or
email rosedelgado at hotmail dot co dot uk.
Trapiche area or can meet at El Ingenio.

For Sale - Electric Edesa oven and hob

For sale electric  Edesa oven and hob good working order and very clean
75€ please
contact 6399 49688

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Skinny Boxer Dog - Happy Ending!

For the person enquiring about the skinny boxer dog that was scavenging by the bins - a lovely lady managed to catch her earlier this week and brought her to us down at TAIL where we scanned her and found her to have a microchip.
She is now back with her owners we hope and hasn't escaped again?!

Boat Mooring and Advice Needed Please

I am looking for a mooring for an 8 meter (24ft) sailboat.
For a year.
Preferably between La Herradura and Torre del Mar.
Anyone knows a place and price?
Please respond to or call 627684256
Also any advice on sailboats rentals is welcome (are there any required licenses, insurances etc??)

Like singing? Why not join a choir

If you enjoy singing,and would like to join a choir then please  come and see us in Velez Malaga.
Our 2014 Autumn Season begins on 11th September at 10.30 am and we are always happy to recruit new members.
A friendly welcome awaits you.
The choir is called La Coral del Canto and we rehearse in the beautiful C17th  Convento de Las Claras which is in Calle Félix Lomas, Vélez Málaga every Thursday 10.30am.
The choir is also truly international with singers of 9 different nationalities and we produce concerts twice a year. The next one will be at Christmas.
The choral director is Manuel Sanchidrian Torti.
You can contact us on 952 534 173 or just come along and sit in on a rehearsal any Thursday.
John Dyson

House Sitting &/or Cleaning Services Available

A mature and trustworthy couple are looking for work following their return to the Nerja area from the UK. Dave is a great painter and decorator, and Linda is a well known personality in the food and drink industry. She is also a well respected cleaner and they are both dog lovers.
Do you need someone to house or pet sit when you go away?
Why not have your property completely renovated, and your pets looked after in your absence?
Please phone for a chat on; 610 621 866
or Email

Henry Vaccum Warning

Vacuum cleaners with motors between 1,600 and 2,200 watts in size will be outlawed from Monday, September 1.
And in September 2017, power will be slashed even further to 900 watts –which will see 1,200 watt household favourites Henry and Hetty also barred from the shelves.
Contact me for your Henry before they all disappear! 608 662 717

Alert ! Alert! Fires!

To all who live in the Campo, (that includes myself )  if you are aware that Chinese lanterns may be used, I feel that it is my  - and - your duty to report any findings to the Guardia/Police immediately
Too late when the countryside is blackened and your house is just a shell

Amendment to yesterday's posting: Wanted: Camper Van

The title for my posting yesterday was changed from the one I sent.
We are not looking for a VW camper; we are looking for a medium-sized camper bigger than a VW camper but not a large, coachbuilt motorhome.
If you are planning a sale or know of any for sale, please contact us.
Thanks badgerdot101atlivedotcom

Problem Laptops Fixed

We fix all computer problems and come to your house if required. Based in Arenas we cover Algarrobo and Torre.  To discuss your problems and arrange an appointment call 646871671 
Regards  easypcaxarquia
I may be able to help you with your laptop and Android tv box
Please call me on 622285871 or email

Coloured Gravel Needed Please

Hi Digamites,
Please, does anyone know where coloured gravel can be purchased from?
Many thanks,
digametorrox @

Second Hand Shop Relocates in Torrox

The second hand shop which was beside ALDI in Torrox Costa has moved and is bigger with even more lovely furniture. 
It opens Monday 1st Septembe at 10 am
It is now on the coast road from Torrox Costa heading towards Nerja in Penoncillo
on the right hand side just before David´s Guarantiauto and Varadero Beach Bar

Caleta Restaurant Recommendation - Rio Lounge

Following the recent recommendation we visited the Rio Lounge in Caleta and enjoyed the meal very much.
In fact it was excellent and we will certainly go again.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the restaurant to anyone
They are certainly trying  - and deserve the support.
It is so refreshing to find a place that clearly believes in customer satisfaction.
 The location is on the main road in Caleta opposite where the Saturday market is.
Very easy to park and find.
Thank you Digame.

Courtesy Needed Please

Why,when I reply to an advertiser,do they not have the courtesy to pen a reply,surely one or two words such as thankyou but we have found another property etc,is this modern life because it wasn't like this when I grew up.I recently wrote to someone - no reply
How discourteous!
Rant over.David
Editor - Come on Digamites -
Spread a Little Courtesy.....
Thanks Jane

Radio Experience Voucher Update

We are thrilled to announce that the Hannah Murray TRE Radio Experience Voucher returned to the organisers of Competa Rocks On has raised a further 75€.
Congratulations to David Wolfe and Maggie Woodward of Cómpeta, enjoy your day!

What's on Carratraca "Bewitched Andalicia" Excursion

Please come and join Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar on Friday 5th of September on an excursion to the white village of Carratraca in the province of Malaga nestling in the foothills of the Sierra Blancruilla. The festival takes place during the early evening and night and aims to raise awareness of the cultural heritage of Andalucía. 
The village streets are lined with lighted candles and the Soak creates a medieval market, where visitors can enjoy the activities that take place, exhibitions, crafts and dance. 
There will be time to purchase dinner and sample some of the local dishes of food. 
Ticket price 15 Euros. Profits raised for charity.
 Departure times Algarrobo (Lidle) 18.45h, Caleta 18.50h, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 19.00h.

For further information and bookings please call in or contact the Centre in Torre del Mar Tel. 952 543 334 E-mail: 
Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site. 
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar.   Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: 

For Sale - on behalf of APARIV

Breville Breadmaker
30 euros 

Coffee Table now only
 20 euros

We have a new range of party/evening/wedding outfits at very
reasonable prices in our shop in Torre del Mar at the top of the main
street of the Thursday market.
next week.
Come and see us for a great bargain

Also, our 50% discount sale continues

Tel. 693231007
 or ask in our shop.

For Sale Bread & Coffee machines

Morphy Richards breadmaker,
hardly used,
with instruction and recipe book
25 euros

Delonghi coffee machine and grinder,
Grinder unused so has English plug

25 euros for both

contact 652176175

For Sale, Yamaha table top organ

Yamaha PSR 175 electric table top organ.
In original box with instructions etc.
Was a great idea as a gift, but never used since new. 48 euros.
Competa area.
Tel 695 020 219 or
 e-mail peterlee at skilgate dot fsworld dot co dot uk

For Sale - September reductions on bikinis and swimwear...!!!

Sale rail from 9.90euros..!!!
New to Secrets..
Royce nursing bras 39.90 as can be seen in the September issue of Spanish Insight...!!!
Secrets Lenceria
Calle Pintada 7
618 423 240

For Sale - Vehicle Tools

Power devil electric,
with English plug,
car polisher
 10 euros

Black and Decker laser level,wire,joist and stud finder etc 15 euros
contact 692226797

For Sale Quality Used Phones

Good condition, used phones;
 unlocked to any network for as little as €25!!!
Many models to choose from, including iPhone 4S.
All legitimately unlocked & tested
NOT "Jailbroken"
+34622452211 for sales & enquiries

For Sale - Massage Chair

Green plush massage chair, raise and lower, massage, heat, etc.
good working order, with new control. 50 euros, buyer collects.
Nr Benamocarra, Velez Malaga

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Excursion to Gibraltar

The Phoenix Club are taking bookings for their Christmas shopping trip to Gibraltar on the 5th December.  We have 2 coaches leaving, one direct from Algarrobo Costa and the other will be go from the A1 Garden Centre and Torre del Mar bus station.
We leave Torre del Mar at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30 am and passports are essential.  Due to visa restrictions on entering Gibraltar, please advise if you are a non EU citizen when you book.
The price?  €11pp includes a €1 gratuity for the driver.  Children under 12 can join us for 1/2 price.   Still the best value on the coast!
Early booking is recommended if you like a particular place, as seat numbers are
allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Plenty to see in Gibraltar apart from the shopping!
For more information on any of our trips or events call Gail on 951 067 723, email or catch us on the web at
The Phoenix Club is a registered charitable association raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK.  We meet every tuesday between 11.30 and 1.30 (summer times) and you can book or pay from 11.45 onwards.  Do pop in and meet us.
The Phoenix Club are taking bookings for their Christmas shopping trip to Gibraltar on the 5th December.  We have 2 coaches leaving, one direct from Algarrobo Costa and the other will be go from the A1 Garden Centre and Torre del Mar bus station.
We leave Torre del Mar at 08.15 and Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30 am and passports are essential.  Due to visa restrictions on entering Gibraltar, please advise if you are a non EU citizen when you book.
The price?  €11pp includes a €1 gratuity for the driver.  Children under 12 can join us for 1/2 price.   Still the best value on the coast!
Early booking is recommended if you like a particular place, as seat numbers are allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Plenty to see in Gibraltar apart from the shopping!
For more information on any of our trips or events call Gail on 951 067 723, email or catch us on the web at
The Phoenix Club is a registered charitable association raising funds for 3 local
charities and Help4Heroes in the UK.  We meet every tuesday between 11.30 and 1.30
(summer times) and you can book or pay from 11.45 onwards.  Do pop in and meet us.

Lanterns ?

To the person who is thinking of using Chinese lanterns, if they cause a fire and you are found to be the cause, you could be facing a prison sentence, you will definitely face a very large fine

Doctor Laptop - Recommendation

Just a big up for Naythan at doctor laptop, he stripped windows 8 (which is awful) out of my acer notebook, and he installed windows 7 (mmmmm windows 7 ) he also, even though i did not ask for it,installed some other bits and pieces that he thought my business would benefit from, which i thought was nice, and he still only charged me the origonal 50 euro´s he quoted.

Services Available

 Spanish gardener with a long experience of looking after and maintaining property and pools is available to caretake your property.
Also has experience in building, plumbing, electrical work and tree surgery.
Call 666667311 or email

Qualified Interpreter/Translator available

Qualified Interpreter/Translator available for all kinds of situations including police reports, hospital/doctor appointments, court appearances, ITV car check, house building/architect appointments, document translation.
Call 666667311

Robert : Screwfix

Would the above please give me detains how to contact him as the drill is still on special
phone   952558507

Home for our horse wanted

I need to rehome my lovely horse as I have bad allergies to her and the hay
We rescued her 2 years ago and have come a long way together
She is bitless and barefoot, about 18 and very safe, loves a feria,
great on the roads, great for beginners and children.
Is there anyone near Canillas de Albaida that wants her?
I would love to be able to visit her in her new home.
kimchecksfield at hotmail dot com

Did you advertise this shelving please ?

Was this your Ad Please ?
For Sale - Shelves etc.
200 x 120 cm. 40 €. Available: 2
210 x 60 cm. 30 €. Available: 3
180 X 75 CM. 25 €. Available: 4.
Showcase, with a glass door. 210 x 60 cm
Corner Bath Cupboard 180 x 35 cm. € 20.
 Call 610 705869. Torrox
Please contact The Editor digametorrox @
Thank you

How to Run Skype at startup in Windows 8 & 8.1

Skype used to allow you the option to run automatically at startup,  but unfortunately the new Skype app in Windows 8 and 8.1 no longer includes this option.
However you can still use this quick unofficial method to setup Skype to run automatically as soon as you turn your computer on.
Go to the Desktop
Right-Click and go to New and then click on Shortcut
In the window that appears type the following into the textbox:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start “” “skype:”
(There is a space between “” and “skype”)
Click Next
For the name, type in Skype and click Finish. A new icon called Skype should appear on your desktop.
Right-Click on the new Skype shortcut icon and click copy
Now we need to move this shortcut into the startup folder. On your keyboard press the Windows Key and the R key at the same time to bring up the Run window.
Type in %appdata% and press enter.
Navigate through the folders to Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Right-Click inside this folder and select paste. The Skype shortcut will appear inside the Startup

Re Official Complaints Forms

I've posted before on here about the local OMIC offices (Oficina Municipal de Información al Consumidor) both in Vélez-Málaga and Nerja. 
If you are not satisfied with the response received from the business/service provider in question (they are obliged by law to make a proper response to your complaint)  then contact OMIC who will take up the matter on your behalf. 
You will be asked to complete a form in the OMIC office explaining the circumstances (and documentation to support your complaint).

HoneyBee Management

HoneyBee Management is a family run business, specialising in looking after your home or holiday rental. Based in the beautiful white-washed village of Competa, we also look after properties in the surrounding villages.

Services include:
Cleaning services
Property Marketing
Property Management
House sitting/Pet sitting
Gardening Services
Key Holding Services
For more information on the services we provide, please go to:
Call: 695 521350
References on website or available by request.

Problem Computers - Recommendation Needed Please

Problem Computers
Some time ago we used a young man called Gino, the same as recommendedby Paul on 26th July. 
He actually came to us twice, and since he was here my laptop has got consistently worse. 
I have tried to contact him, but his number is permanently on Voice Mail, and he doesn't
respond to messages left.
We live in  Algarrobo, and would like to find someone who can sort our laptops out. 
We obviously know of Dr Laptop, but he is in Nerja and does not visit. 
Does anyone know a reliable computer person in the Torre/Algarrobo area??????
Also our Android box, via which we get UK TV on line, is acting up and, as I understand it,  is actually a computer itself,
Maybe whoever
could fix that too ???
Anyone who can help, please reply to Digame
digametorrox @

Whats on Pavo Real, Cómpeta

3rd September

What's on La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblo

Saturday 6th September
Curry/disco!! at La Casa Hotel and Restaurant Torrox Pueblo
due to another function we have moved the curry/disco to Saturday night!! (sorry Friday lovers!)
We have asked Les the DJ and he has kindly foregone his Ibiza gig to come to hotel La Casa on the Saturday instead!
Our homemade curry includes lamb, prawn biriyani with vegetable curry, chicken madras, all served with homemade relishes only 11.95 per person eat as much as you can!!  then dance the night away to the sounds from across the decades.
Booking essential if you are eating, drinkers only welcome after 21.30
for bookings or enquires please contact Sarah Karen or Neil on 952535471
Hotel La Casa
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox 29770,
Malaga, España.
Tel/Fax +34 952 53 54 71

What's on Potters Bar Quiz Night

 Potters Bar Quiz Night
Dave Jamieson will be hosting his weekly quiz in Potters Bar, Nerja, on Tuesday, September 2, starting at 8.00pm.
There's a prize for the winning team and a light tapa during the interval, all for just 2.00 euros entry per player.
 Any size team can enter, but teams with fewer than four members get bonus points to start, while teams of more than six (and the previous week's winners) begin with penalty points.
Potters Bar is on Calle Andalucia, down the road and on the opposite side to the Hotel Villa Flamenca in Nerja.
We don't like turning people away, so booking a table is highly recommended!
 Ring Potters Bar any evening on 95 252 2287.