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.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Advice when submitting a post for Digame

I would like to refresh everyone's mind as to the "Rules" about submitting items to Digame.
Here we go
Email address :
Web address :

What you must include:-

Your contact details including:-
  • Email address - as I often cannot download the full address  from the email itself
  • Phone number
General location
Don´t forget to include a price  if posting an item for sale

Style of entry - How to type/present it :-
  • Please do not send text in all CAPITAL LETTERS like this.  (It is considered "shouting" in Internet terms)
  • Please use capital letters where grammar dictates - i.e. Names of things & people  - Ford, Electrolux, Penines, Hawaii, Jane, John, I (meaning "me"  ) and -  not forgetting at the start of all sentences!
 Repeated Entries -
  • We repeat items for sale only once ; after 4 weeks since the original appeared and only if an item is seriously reduced in price.
  • Do not advertise an item for which you want less than €10. I do not have the time for such items.
  • Photos etc.   Please - do not send more than 2 pics of any single item - it takes me  ages to download, process and upload a pic. It better be worth it!
Anything else - employ that old, standard, Common Sense and Courtesy.
Make me a Happy Editor :)
Thanks Digamites, Jane

Computer Software Warning

Windows 10 - Warning
Just loaded the new windows 10 and now find I cannot print anything
as there is no updated driver for Hp 4400 series.
Now either have to remove windows 10 or buy a new printer.
Best check whether your printer is compatible before installing.

Bag of Clothing rescued from El Ingenio Centre

Items of newly purchased clothing from Dunnes found in a  C & A
Bag on the bench in the foyer of El Ingenio on 31st July.
If it belongs to you do telephone to be reunited.
 We are in the Competa area.

What laid these eggs please ?

Perhaps some observant Digamite knows what creature laid these nests/eggs in the plastic wrappings of our pool ?
 Always confident that someone 'out there' knows.
Seeba Films

digametorrox @

Wednesday 5th August is a local holiday in Torrox

Mercadona will be closed. 
Other shops and businesses may also be closed.

Thank you bouquet -

A big thank you and a bouquet to Digame, Jane and especiallyAdrian...
within a week of asking for any possible rentals in Nerja that would suit me I found a fabulous place that is more than I could have expected!!!
You really do a great service to everyone..

Viveros Florena Closed for August

      We´re all going for a rest during August
                - even the frogs.
              See you in September!
             The Viveros Florena Team, Competa

Whats on Potters Bar Quiz Night

The weekly Quiz Night at Potters Bar is being held outdoors on the terrace during the hot weather.
Dave Jamieson will asking the questions as usual on Tuesday, August 4, starting at 8.00pm
There are prizes for the Top Two Teams, plus a light tapa during the interval, for just three 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 Andalucía, down the road from, and on the opposite side to the Hotel Villa Flamenca in Nerja.
Book a table for your team by calling in at the bar, or ringing any evening
after 7.00pm on 95 252 2287.

What's on at Ali Oli? Competa

Cool down n Chill Out at Competa's gourmet bar.
It is hot isn't it?
Come and join us at AliOli, Competa's gourmet chill out bar.
Sample exciting new dishes influenced by northern Spanish tapas. Enjoy free Wifi whilst you chill out on our sumptuous sofas or dance under our disco ball to music you will love in our air conditioned bar.
To cool you down further we have Carling Extra Cold and Old English Cider on draught, John Smiths in cans or why not indulge yourself from our new summer cocktail menu with a Mojito, Tequila Sunrise or our infamous Bloody Mary?
 Try our very popular smoked salmon and fresh salmon fish cakes with caper salsa; 'Pulled pork crostini ' with apple and green chilli chutney and our famous 'Slider' - a mini burger with blue or Swiss cheese.
Come and join us for Sunday Brunch, serving from 12 to 3 pm such classics as Eggs Benedict, Home cooked Ham with Eggs and our own ' home fries'. Wash it down with our legendary Bloody Mary, a Bucks Fizz or try one of our new healthy fresh fruit and vegetable juices, then dance it off to your favourite music.
 'AliOli' is the perfect venue for  parties of up to 80 people -including  exclusive use and themed events -Christian is happy to help you plan the menu and music.
 You can find us just along from  the Mirador in Plaza Vendimia, Competa.
Booking is advisable- and especially so for  large parties.
telephone 633172519. .

What's on Jersey Boys @ Los Amigos

 Tickets for this event are now on sale at the bar.
Tel: 675301758 for more info.

What's on Johnny Q's Irish Bar

Sunday Lunch available from 1.00 till 4.00 pm. 
Roast Beef, homemade yorkshire pudding loads of fresh veg. Home made gravy. 
Home roasted Gammon served with New potatoes and loads of fresh veg.
Full menu including breakfasts available from 10.30 am.
Bloque 9, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. (Just behind Jings from the Paseo)
Telephone 952967631

What's on Andy Time Archez Extremena Friday 7th August

What's on

Table Top Sale Saturday 15th August
Following the success of our last event the Asociacion de Los Amigos will be holding another table top sale at Bar Los Amigos, Torrox Park on Saturday 15th of August from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.     
To book a table telephone us on 675301758 or call into the bar if you are local.  
There is no charge for the table but donations will be welcome!

Wanted iPhone

Does anyone have a basic iPhone (3/4/4s) they don't want please. 
For a very upset 13 year old who has had hers completely broken. 
Cheaper the better!
Thank you - replies to


Looking for a table-top grill/plancha for domestic use?
Anyone got one they would like to sell?


Wanted  -  Gas cooker ,4 / 5 ring with oven under
please contact Angie 606885387

For Sale. Woodburner

Woodburner / multi-fuel insert stove.
Made by Tehisu, company located in Velez-Malaga.
Reason for sale, too big for our room, would suit much larger.
 Buyer would need at least two people to manoeuvre into vehicle or trailer.
Original cost around 900 euros,
selling for 130 euros, or best offer.
Tel. 634447201.
Located near Alcaucin.

For Sale - Assorted

For Sale
-Garden table and chairs(White plastic) (4 chairs)
-Large wooden sideboard
-Pine coffee tables
-GoPro type action camcorder
-French doors
-window and window frames
-Ladies designer hand luggage
-white bedside cabinet
-2 white Beach items.Beach Umbrellas,Bat and ball
-Cressi diving tank high quality
-Corner unit.
-LG surround sound speaker
-Mcculloch petrol strimmer(New)
-Sofa bed (Danish quality from pFor Sale
-Garden table and chairs(White plastic) (4 chairs)
-Large wooden sideboard
-Pine coffee tables
-GoPro type action camcorder
-French doors
-window and window frames
-Ladies designer hand luggage
-white bedside cabinet
-2 white Beach items.Beach Umbrellas,Bat and ball
-Cressi diving tank high quality
-Corner unit.
-LG surround sound speaker
-Mcculloch petrol strimmer(New)
-Sofa bed (Danish quality from Pyramides colour yellow)
 If you are interested in any item please send me an email and I will then

send you a picture and further information)
Email =
-  yramides colour yellow)
 If you are interested in any item please send me an email and I will then send you a picture and further information
Email =

For Sale - Re-advertised at reduced price

All Singing, all dancing pushchair
High quality Italian. 
Cost new around 300€.
bargain at 80€.
Only used for occasional holidays in Spain.
Have more fotos.          
(mobile : 608 801 214 )
E-Mail :

Friday, 31 July 2015

Beautiful Bella still needs a home

Please ring Sue on 667010632
 Cut & Paste address for the first time ad here :-

Help & Advice Needed Please - No water for over 8 weeks!

Dear fellow citizens!
We desperately need your support and help!
We are 6 houses on the other side of Cruz Archez, that haven’t had community water since the new mayor took office in Archez, and demoted Carlos “the water man” after 8 years.. !!
Carlos always made sure that we got water in our stores when we asked for help in the dry period
(June, July, August) 
We have now been without community water for over 8 weeks.
The new mayor will not supply us with water or extra water tanks, and we can not afford to pay € 20  / m3 when we normally pay € 0.20 for the same amount
Our average consumption pr. day is 1- 2 m3 pr. House, unless we want all of our plants to die..
We have held countless meetings with the mayor, and the new “water-crew”… Our attorney has contacted the mayor… to no help, they claim that Archez community  - and waterworks – are NOT obligated to provide us with water, despite the fact that the waterworks has laid down the pipeline, provided us with water and charged us for supply & water for well over 5 years..
And a lawsuit can last for years ...
So we are at our wits end and desperately need suggestions from you Digame readers, WHAT to do?? !!!!
Please call Ole Steen or Jeanne at : 645 316 507 if you can help in any way.. or

One Voice Choir

.In September, the Competa based choir “One Voice” will start to prepare for two concerts.
The first concert will be held in Competa in December, and the second concert will be given in Granada in March 2016.
The December concert will be a selection of light hearted, well known and cheerful, Christmas songs and carols.
We are looking for new members and past members to come along and join us in helping us to raise funds for local charities, while learning, and enjoy the singing along the way.
No need to be able to read music – just come along and give it a bash!!
We are looking for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. If you enjoy singing, why not give it a try?
We will also be preparing for a concert, of a more serious nature, to be held in March 2016 in Granada. This will introduce us to a more challenging and interesting set of pieces.
We start our rehearsals from Thursday 3rd September and every
Thursday thereafter. 
For more details please contact Greg Starr on 676 536 604.
Look forward to hearing from you.

Scorpion - Warning

Just to let you know, my husband was stung by one of these scorpions and spent 7 hours in hospital with terrible pain.
He is a tall healthy man and not allergic to anything.
 So everybody just take care!

Possible confusion?

Thank you, Digame, for publishing our response to the plea for dog fostering.
First of all, we are delighted that another rescue has been formed to help abandoned animals and we wish Estacion Esperanza Nerja every success.  Unfortunately, the recent posting may have caused some confusion with readers, as Esperanza's logo has been repeated immediately above our own posting for Give a Dog a Home Rescue Malaga - suggesting we are part of the same organisation.  Give a Dog a Home Rescue Malaga has been established for a number of years and is totally independent, although we do work with the likes of TAIL, AAR etc. when we can, in helping them find homes for animals.
We don't operate in the same way as most rescues, inasmuch as we don't have a refuge as such.  We rely on our own network of fosterers here in Spain. 
We feel it is important that dogs are kept in a normal home environment, so that they can be appraised and helped to overcome any behavioural or medical issues, before they are re-homed in the UK or elsewhere in northern Europe.
If we are to deal with the increasing numbers of abandoned animals in the villages, and also those on borrowed time in the perrera, we need temporary accommodation for these dogs.  Yes, of course, we can put them into kennels but that is not good for the animal and doesn't allow us to rehabilitate them- plus it also has an impact on our meagre funds.
We can't emphasize enough the need for foster help. 
Without this vital stepping stone, we cannot operate. 
Last year we managed to home over 150 dogs but this is a drop in the ocean, we need to do more, but for that we need help. 
Even if you are unable to foster, please become a member of our Group on Facebook (Give a Dog a Home Rescue Malaga) and help spread the word. 
Thank you.
(Editor confesses - Yes! It was me !  Apologies. I realised the following morning and removed the logo immediately. Hopefully, this minimises the confusion. Jane)


I can thoroughly recommend Terrasita Kennels at Iberos, near Benajarafe.  They are run by a Spanish couple who absolutely dote on the dogs.  The kennels are scrupulously clean and there is a large lawned area for excercise.  They are run in total compliance to all regulations regarding vaccinations. The owners are expected to take a supply of the dogs regular food in order to prevent tummy upsets or distress caused by change of diet. The proprietors live next to the kennels so there is someone in attendance round the clock. During one stay my dog became seriously ill with a liver problem, they contacted my vet immediately and the episode was dealt with in a very professional manner.  My vet Carolina of Vetinarios Axarquia, also recommends them. We have been using them for 7 years. Visitors are welcome to inspect at any time (except between 2 pm and 5 pm  (siesta) no appointment needed.
 They charge just 7 euros per night which I think you will find hard to beat for both price and quality of care. 
Our very shy dog enjoys his stays there.  Take the next exit off the motorway heading west after El Engenio, turn right at the petrol station by the bins  and follow the road you have to cross a small ford to
reach them on the right.  Telephone 952115259
I can heartily recommend Las Nenas Kennels in Puente Don Manuel.
The guy who runs it is called Luffe Sorensen, speaks excellent English and clearly loves dogs.
 The kennels includes a large area of grass with plenty of shade, where the dogs can run and play.
Our dog has just returned and seems to have a great time!
You can contact Luffe on: 693 241 013 or email: luffelene at gmail dot com
I will recomend Luffe, a very nice Danish guy that lives near Puente Don Manuel.
He does dog classes as well.
Give him a call, visit him, and you wont look any further.   .
His number is 693241013.

Insurance for Cars

Attached is the e-mail address of William who is resolving the problem of 'Spanish Registering' my 1985 Mercedes Benz 280SL I have imported from the USA.
I cannot recommend William enough, speaks perfect English and is so thorough, even the Spanish Authorities appear to like him!!
I have (frustratingly) tried all other routes over the last eighteen months and William is the only one to 'cut the mustard', best of luck, John.
Sir, attached is the e-mail address of Maxine Williams of Abbeygate Insurance in Estapona.
Your Car Insurance problems, will be resolved with one easy telephone call!

Thank you !

To everybody who helped to find a last minute villa after a cancellation for our friends:
Thank You for your help!
Thanks to the Digame followers we did find a wonderful villa for them; we are sure they will have a great holiday.

Broadband Competa Needed

Does anyone have recommendations for an ISP supplying Cómpeta with fast broadband?
No 4G mobile network here yet so the dongles etc wouldn't work.
I'm getting tired with the present supplier's speed slowing to a crawl so often, even when it's not peak demand time.
Replies please to digametorrox at hotmail dot co dot uk as it may be of interest to others.
Many thanks.

Service Wanted WiFi

I have limited Wi-Fi at the moment but I want unlimited so I am looking around for best company/tariff when my contract is ready for renewal,
please advise.
ellenspain @
Nerja Area

Services Available Competa Internet Service

What's on`El Recreo, Competa

Tonight, live music with "Moonshine"
 come along and hear the great sound and harmonies from this local duo on the outside terrace of this fabulous Restaurant.
 Res. 952516043.

What's on Sunday the 2nd of August - Celebration of the Holy Communion in English

Sunday the 2nd of August - Celebration of the Holy Communion in English at 5.30 p.m.
in Competa Parish Church.
Enquiries to Priest (English) on 95 203 04 61

Whats on at Lews Torrox Costa

Lews kitchen is now open until 9pm for Fish on Friday night's.
We shall be open for football on the 2nd August Community Shield Arsenal v Chelsea 16.00 pm. Wednesday is mid week roast day come and enjoy roast beef, yorkshire pudding roast potatoes selection of fresh veg with ice cream for dessert. Fish and Chips served Monday - Saturday from 12 noon.
We also have a wide selection of specials.
Call us on 952532633 or just call in .
Also showing Tottenham v Real Madrid Tuesday 4th August 18.15pm .

What's on - The Rooters

Hi folks, The Rooters have 2 gigs this coming weekend:
Saturday 1 August: Teteria Hierbabuena, Competa from 9.00pm.
Call 951 717638 for a table.

Sunday 2 August: Meson Morisco, Sayalonga from 9.00pm
Call 952 535196 or 722 132573 for a table.

Hope to see you at one of these fabulous venues.
Tom, Rod & Mitch -   The Rooters

What's on Cinema in English - July 31 to August 6

Courtesy of Doug
Ted 2 - Dir. Seth MacFarlane. With Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried.
Weekdays 17:15, 19:35. Sat/Sun 12:20, 17:15, 19:35.
Inside Out - Dir. Pete Docter. With Amy Poehler, Bill Hader. Sat/Sun 12:15.Ant-man - Dir. Peyton Reed. With Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas.
Weekdays 17:10. Sat/Sun 12:25, 17:10.
Pixels - Dir. Chris Columbus. With Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan.
Weekdays 17:10, Sat/Sun 12:15, 17:10.
Ted 2, Jurassic World, Pixels, Ant-Man, Minions, Inside Out and Terminator are all on daily. Check website for timings.
Amy - Dir. Asif Kapadia. With Amy Winehouse. Daily 20:20, 22:30.
Learning To Drive - Dir. Isabel Coixet. With Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson. Daily 17:00.
Inside Out - Dir. Pete Docter. With Amy Poehler, Bill Hader. Daily 18:50, 20:20.
She Is Funny That Way - Dir. Peter Bogdanovich. With Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston. Daily 18:45, 20:30.
Everything Will Be Fine - Dir. Wim Wenders. With James Franco, Rachel McAdams. Daily 22:10.

What's on The Phoenix Club are off to Mijas Pueblo

The Phoenix Club are off to Mijas Pueblo on the 28th August for an evening visit.
Mijas Pueblo, a Historical and Artistic Complex, climbs up the Sierra de Mijas. The Old Town is a typical Muslim village, the parts of the old walls still standing offering great panoramic views of the Costa del Sol from their beautiful gardens.
The price?  €14pp children under 12 - €8
We pick up at 16.00 at Algarrobo Lidl and 16.15 at Torre del Mar bus station and returning from Mijas at 22.30.
For more information on any of our trips or events call Gail on 951067723, email or catch us on the webb at  The Phoenix club is a registered charitable organisation raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK. 
We meet every Tuesday between 12 and 2 and you can book or pay from 12.15 onwards. 
Do pop in and meet us.
 What to See in Mijas -follow the option <Click>

What's on Horse Show, Flamenco & Dinner

Join the Phoenix Club on an evening of grace and beauty at the El Ranchito Show in Torremolinos on Friday 21st August.
It is a 3 part show with an equestrian ballet, similar to that of the horse show in Jerez.  An unusual and colourful event which is based on rhythm, discipline, music and the beauty of the horse.  If you love horses, this is one NOT to miss. 
Following the horse show we board the bus to the restaurant which is hosting the flamenco show.
On arrival you will be greeted with a glass of Sangria and a canape, then you will be seated for a 4 course dinner which includes wine and water. 
After dinner will be a Flamenco Cabaret show.
Come and enjoy a superb evening of fabulous entertainment with no worries about parking.
The date?  Wednesday 21st August
The price? €55pp which includes the coach fare, horse show, dinner and flamenco.
For more information on all our events call Gail on 951067723, email or catch us on the web at 
The Phoenix Club is a registered association raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK.
We meet every Tuesday at the restaurant above Supersol in Torre del Mar between 12 and 2pm. 
Bookings can be made/paid for from 12.15 onwards and we would be delighted to meet you.

What's on - Music Festival

   “MÚSICA EN OTROS ESPACIOS”  is a summer festival to take place in gardens, terraces, and patios that are not normally open to the general public.
In this way, we hope to open new doors so we discover Nerja under the stars!
In this First Edition the Festival will include:

- Friday August 7: Jardines del Hostal Mena
Piano concert. Works from Mozart, Liszt, and Debussy.Since Mr. Fichera won the International Artist Competition in New York and after his debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall, he has continued to impress his listeners with his notable interpretations of composers ranging from Bach to Bartok.  His warm and romantic style shines especially in great orchestral works with rich layers of sound. He resolves technical complexities with great mastery, as was evidenced in his formidable rendering of some passage from Prokofief’s Romeo and Juliet op75.

-Friday August 14: Jardines del Hotel Villa Flamenca

DAPHNE & NICKY Jazz, Bossa Nova; Latin Jazz…
Daphne Pelet’s warm voice and Nicky Vargas’ guitar combine into one of the finest musical experiences offered in the province of Málaga. The mix of their diverse provenance (France and Andalusía) as well as the years they have spent in the United States of America define the richness of their interpretations and afford them the recognition they deserve in the music scene.
- Thursday August 20: Jardines del Hostal Mena
An intimate Flamenco performance with piano and singing.
Joaquín Ruiz, the Madrid-based dancer and choreographer, has formed part of several dance companies: Ballet de la Zaruela; Ballet Antología de
Alberto Lorca; Ballet Siluetas de José Antonio; Ballet de María Rosa;
Compañía de Mario Maya, and the Ballet de Luisillo. He has also collaborated with Blanca del Rey; “La Tati” and  Carmen Cortés, as well as with the great Flamenco singer Carmen Linares. His most recent show, Caravana, is currently on tour.
The following words were said of pianist Pablo Rubén Maldonado by the composer Jorge Pardo: “It may be hte breath of his spirit, of his personality, I’m not sure exactly what it is, but Pablo gives us something more than a simple minor note or well performed scales… one can hear the sound with which he makes his music”.Antonio Campos is a singer who enjoys high prestige amongst those who love and follow flamenco.  He has performed in the most important tablaos in the Sacromonte of Granada as well as in the famous tablaos of Madrid: Casapatas, Sala Caracol, Sala Clamores, etc.
- Saturday August 29: Jardines del Hotel Paraíso del Mar
Bluegrass; Western Swing; Old Time…
José L. Ruiz, Juan Baca, Mike Tweed and Luz Prado travel across the rugged but genuine musical styles of Old Time, Cajun, Western, Swing, Jazz, Manouche, Irish music and Bluegrass, with the banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bass and voice. Their music is impreganated and rooted in the 40’s and in great figures such as Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Clarence White, Lester Flatt.  Their language is direct, incisive, and wild.
All concerts will start at 10pm and will have a duration of one hour without pause.
Ticket prices are 10€/euros and are available at “Ventana Abierta”, Calle Granada 42, from 10 am to 2pm and 7pm to 10pm Monday through Saturday, up until one day before each event. (Closed Monday afternoons).
We have established a bonus for the 4 concerts at the price of 35'00 €
“NERJA CIUDAD ABIERTA, MÚSICA EN OTROS ESPACIOS” is sponsored in part by the Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Nerja through its departments of Tourism and Culture. THANK YOU.


I am looking for damaged carbon fiber golf club shafts and fishing rods for an art project.
 If you have any to donate please email me and I will arrange to collect them.
Thank you.
daviddillard505 @

Wanted Dishwasher

Hi, are there any Digamites out there that have a used dishwasher for sale?
Looking for a standard size and can collect in the Digame area.
Please contact Sue 622 152 674
Many thanks.

Wanted:-packing boxes

Does anyone have any packing boxes for sale or loan please?
Can collect.
richard @ or call 607845603

For Sale Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi with cover, looks like new!
Price: € 1.500,-
In the surroundings of Canillas de Aceintuno
more information:

For Sale

For collection from Canillas de Albaida area.
 € 100
SplashSpas ecoONE – Three month kit
This kit contains everything that you will need to clean and sanitise your water and clean your filters for 3 months - with the exception of water balancers and, possibly, a floating dispenser if you don't already have a dispenser fitted in your tub.
Most importantly, this pack contains straightforward usage instructions,
making maintaining your spa water in tip top condition really simple and quick.
SureSpa Aromatherapy Crystals
2 x relaxing (geranium, orange & lavender)
1 x refreshing (eucalyptus, geranium, peppermint & cinnamon)
c.putzien @

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Blue Moon due Today - Friday!

Take a look at the blog site below and learn what is a Blue Moon and when the next one will be...... Fascinating!

Urgent: info needed re changing car registration to Spanish/Insuring a foreign car through local co

Just arrived in Torrox, from Turkey and staying long-term.
I want to re-register my Dacia Dokker from Turkey to Spain.
Does anybody have any 'recent' experience of how easily and cheaply!! this can be done.
Renault/Dacia say it must be done via a tax adviser.
Local (Torrox) Abogado says she can do it for me.
Which is easiest? My Turkish insurance doesn't cover me, outside of Turkey and the very expensive AXA Green Card expires on 14th August.
Do any local companies insure foreign registered vehicles?
Replies direct to and via Digame, for info to others.
Many thanks

Dog Kennels needed within 30 minutes of Vinuela

I need to find a nice kennel for short term stays for my dog within a 30 minute drive of Vinuela,
any recommendations are welcome,
Thank you
sarfasm @

DoctorLaptop's Tips #38 31July15

Safari Web Browser In Windows?
I keep finding Safari browser in client's computers.
Safari isfor Macs.
There was a Windows version but it was discontinued after the last Windows supported version was released 3yrs ago.
Please uninstall it if you have it on any Windows system.
Email me if you want help saving your bookmarks/favorites.
More infohere:
Did You Know Dictation Is Built Into Win 7 and 8?
Yes, you can talk to your microphone equipped computer and itwill do the typing.
The mic built into your laptop will work, but for greater accuracy use a headset/mic combo.
You candictate documents directly into your favorite word processing program, run programs and open files all by voice command.
There is a built in tutorial when you first enable it to get you setup and familiar with all the basic features.
Visit this site fordetailed instructions on enabling this largely unknown Windows feature.
Windows 7's Calculator Has a Few Tricks Up It's Sleeve
Look in the View menu after you open Calculator. Start/AllPrograms/Accessories/Calculator.
can do many kinds of unit  conversion (temperature, weight, area, and eight others),
interesting date calculations, and even has worksheets to calculate a mortgage payment or a car's fuel mileage. and Email:
All computer repairs. Also customized classes on all topics, 75mins. for 25 euros.

Animal charity begun by Nerja Town Hall and Ex-Pats

 I work with Estacion Esperanza, por los animales here in Nerja so if anyone wants to get in touch!
We rescued 9 puppies the other day so

fosterers always needed! See us on

We also have need of any bedding, old towels etc for use with the

These can be left at the address below.
Estacion Esperanza, por los animales
We are having an event at el Varadero Playazo Beach on Aug.14th 8.30 buffet and live music and lots of like-minded people! Tickets 12e available from Nerja Property Services 5 Av. Andalucia, Nerja 10-2pm

We are working with the police to rid the streets of people begging for money using animals as props, and as our new mayor is an animal lover the Ayuntamiento announced last Monday that animals will be available to work with elderly people providing much needed companionship and love.
This is just the start good things coming from Town Hall in the future!
If you would like to donate our Paypal address
or throw your loose change into one of our collection boxes.
This is a joint Spanish/Expat effort.
Hope to see you there! Please get in touch!

Family entertainment

Would the person as above contact
phone 952 558 507
as email some 3 times have come back
thank you

A Word of Warning about Bats

(I know I ended this subject thread - but these seem worthy of publication. Editor)
Some bats in Europe carry a rabies virus called European Bat Lyssavirus (EBLV).
Sadly in 2002 a licensed bat-handler died after being bitten by a bat in Scotland, this tragedy happened even though he knew what he was doing and he was treated immediately and appropriately.
EBLV is not the classical rabies which is usually associated with dogs.
Classical rabies has never been recorded in a native European bat species.
Bats are not normally aggressive and will avoid contact with humans.
But unless you know exactly what you are doing you should not handle a bat, apart from anything else their structures are small, extremely delicate and easily damaged.
The rabies virus is transmitted via a bite or scratch from an infected animal, or from its saliva coming into contact with your eyes, mouth or nose.
If you do need to move a grounded or injured bat, always wear thick gloves or use a net to avoid getting bitten.
Having read the post regarding the "harmless" scorpions in Spain, there is another scorpion called the Iberian scorpion.
Easily recognisable as a dirty yellow colour and can grow up to 8-10 inches long.
Do not sweep into a dustpan.
They are aggressive and can hospitalise their human victim, or kill a small child.
So a dangerous creature, not harmless at all.
 If you find one and kill it, it thrashes around for some time, even without it's head.
Treat with great care.


When I picked up my new car from Fords Velez Malaga I was warned not to get fuel from Eroski in El Ingenio and have always filled up at either Repsol or BP.  On the odd occasion that I needed to buy fuel while at Ingenio  I didn't have engine problems but my consumption was considerably down for the same journeys.
False economy.
I had an engine problem and received the same advice from an English garage owner in Vélez over a year ago, so emptied the tank and filled up with expensive top-of-the-range fuel.
It made not the slightest bit of difference.
I've gone back to using Eroski fuel and am quite satisfied - the engine problem was later fixed by Renault La Vega, at enormous expense and inconvenience to me, but that's another story).
If you have a warning light on the dashboard, there's an engine problem which needs sorting - nothing to do with the fuel.
Like a computer needing hardware and software working together, the car engine (hardware) needs to work, and the light on your dashboard tells you it's not.
Hope this helps.

In response to request for yoga teacher

 This teacher is very experienced and professional.
 I am more than happy to recommend.

Massage, Cosmetic Acupuncture and Cupping therapy in ...
We offer vital massage and shiatsu, Yoga and Relaxation in our Lotus Center in Torre del Mar near Malaga.
Stay healthy with us.

check out our website

Response to Denise's heartfelt appeal - Fosterers

Further to Denise's heartfelt appeal, with regard to fosterers for homeless dogs in our area I, as a founder member of Give a Dog a Home Rescue Malaga, would like to sincerely thank her for spreading the word.
We have been very successful in our efforts in homing dogs, principally in the UK, but also in other northern European countries.
However, we could re-home many more if we had additional people locally here in Spain who could look after the dogs for the period that is required to source a home and comply with the medical and legal requirements prior to travel - normally a couple of months.

We do not saddle people with an animal for long periods of time; it is not in the best interests of the animal or the fosterer.
Our current fosterers find it very rewarding, having the opportunity to experience different types of dogs and their varying characters and behaviour.  Fostering also enables you to enjoy the experience of having a dog, without that lifetime commitment and the ability to select when you choose to have an animal.
I visited our local perrera in Rincon today and there are many, many dogs there that are on borrowed time, and it is so distressing not being able to help these poor creatures, because we have nowhere in the short-term to put them.
If any of you Digamites feel you may be able to help us help an abandoned animal, I would be delighted to hear from you
( or,
if you would like to follow us on
Facebook, please consider becoming a member of our group - Give a Dog a Home Rescue Malaga.
Thank you so much.

Recommendation for a Gardener

I'd like to recommend a gardener we have recently started using.
Andy is a professional gardener and covers all areas from Rincon to Torrox and inland.
He carries out regular and one off maintenance work along with design and construction work from soft landscaping up to swimming pools, pergolas, patios etc.
We have found him to be very reasonably priced and reliable and has done a very good job at taming a sadly neglected garden.
His email address is:  andi.zvs  at  (change the 'at' to @)
and mob: 696062358
Barbara, Torrox

Services Wanted - Pool Cleaner

Pool Cleaner Needed
Pool cleaner needed  for 8 x4 pool in Pago de Santilla, Torrox.
Mon 3 August then every week for 5 weeks or so. Possible 1 year contract for the right person.
Call 678 501 473

What's on Bar Amalia, Archez

Our Sunday Summer barbecues start on Sunday 2nd August from 1 - 5 pm. 
Homemade spicy burger in a bun, homemade sausages, chicken,
Salad,  potato wedges, chutneys and a glass of Sangria for only 8 euros per person.
Come along and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on our terrace or in the conservatory.
To reserve a table call Dot on 634302480.
Sunday Roast will be back later in the year.
Specials this week include steak with homemade onion marmalade,  chicken and sweetcorn pitta,
slices of chicken with Cajan spices and red pepper and goats cheese tart,  all served with potatoes and vegetables or homemade chips.
Menu of the day -
3 courses for 7 euros served Monday and Tuesday 12.30 - 2.30 and Thursday 12.30 - 5.30. 

What's on - Not on Now.....................

Just a reminder.............the regular monthly Car Boot/Market held at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, will not be running on Sunday 2nd August.
The organisers and stall holders are taking their summer break.
Normal service will be resumed on Sunday 6th September.
 If you require any additional information, please ring Sandy on 619 471 301

What's on Bar La Dama : Fresh Salads for the Weekend

Now August is starting, the selection of salads at Bar La Dama will be offering you what you like :
 whether you like to eat fish or meat,
cheese or even completely vegan.
We recommend you to call us to reserve your table
(Yves : 608 038 208 or John : 618 474 623)
When: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of August from 13:00h
Where: Bar La Dama, Urb. Centro Internacional - Bloque 73, Algarrobo-Costa
What: Asperragos and Ham, Feta Cheese or Salmon Salad
Remember: @ Bar La Dama we keep on providing you with healthy salads!

What's on Friday

 If you enjoy The Kinks, Stones , Beatles, CreedenceCR, SwingingBJ, The Who and many more
come along for an evening of music from a fabulous era.
Don't forget your dancing shoes.
We are playing under the stars on the terrace.
Look forward to seeing you .

Wanted - Glass Washer (machine)

Looking for a glass washer for a bar in Nerja, any condition so long as it's in working order.
 If anyone has one hanging around please email me on or call on 635369673.
Thanks Mark

Wanted Wii Game - Mario

I'm looking for a mario kart wii game.
It would have to be an american version because I have an american wii console.
Anyone who can help?
Please reply to cathleen _ jacobs at hotmail dot com

For Sale Wheelchair

Almost new wheelchair for sale.
Only used a few times.
Complete with accessories.
Folds easily to fit in an average car boot or can be dismantled completely.
Buyer collects. Puente don Manuel/Vinuela area.

€400 o.n.o.
For more information please ring Ann 661234095.

For Sale - Bar in Nerja

Bar Restaurant situated in the centre of Nerja
1 minute from Balcon de Europa
1 minute from Beach
Large Sunny Terrace all year round
Fully Licensed & Fully Equipped
Includes a Brand New 5 year lease
Telephone 634 307 664

Slave Cage for Sale ??? Problem

Can anyone out there tell me if the "Slave Cage" is sold?
I tried the number a couple of times & cant seem to connect!!
A close friend of mine is really desperate for one of these contraptions.
Any info would be helpful.
Les & David.   or 690155543

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Therapy with dogs, for older people

Recent Announcement
The delegated concejala of social welfare of the city of Nerja, Patricia Gutierrez, announces that, in the area of social affairs of the city of Nerja, has been scheduled alongside clece, the company that currently pays help service come to you in nerja, a - assisted therapy dogs for elderly people.
This therapy, innovative in the municipality, presents multiple benefits psychological between the elderly, as for example the rise of the self-esteem and of the state of mind, development of feelings of empathy, initiative, Independence, confidence, security, etc. It is expected in addition get reduce anxiety, depression and the feeling of loneliness of people who interaccionen with the animals.
The People-users of the service of help come to you we will be able to benefit from this therapy, besides all that elderly person who wants to sign up and will be able to attend the presentation of this therapy, which will take place in the backyard of the giner of rivers, Wednesday 29 August, at 9.30 in the morning.
To sign up you can make a phone call at 617 428 143/617 428 417 or
send an email to
Sent to us by:-
Our new mayor is an animal lover and has big plans-so happy about this!
estacionesperanzanerja animal rescue.

Yoga Classes please

Does anyone know of an English speaking yoga class on the coast preferably between Torrox and Torre del Mar, specialising in poses suitable for arthritic  patients.
Answers please to Digame.

Scorpion Response

Unlike the North African Scorpions the ones found in Spain are not dangerous to people or pets and their stings are akin to that of Wasps and Bees
That said some people are allergic to insect stings and bites - in which case medical treatment may be in order.
Scorpions can be a nuisance as they will come into the house and hide out in many odd places
The old advice of check your shoes in the mornings would be reasonable advice if you live in an area where there is an abundance of these little critters.
Remove with a dust pan and brush.

False Economy - Petrol advice

I filled my car with petrol and ever since have found performance is not up to scratch.
Losing power, stalling at stops and if the air conditioning unit is on practically impossible to climb a hill. Engine block light on the dashboard is permanently on.
Bought the fuel at Eroski in El Ingenio.
My mechanic says  it's the poor quality Brazilian fuel imported into Spain via Portugal that  is the problem.
So, just in case any Digamites have the same problem, thought I'd put out a warning.

TAIL Charity Shop Torrox Costa - Assistant needed please

Help needed in our charity shops to be a volunteer just one morning
a week even if its just t cover the holiday period phone Jean on 629469445

Appeal for Plastic Bags - Cudeca Shop in Nerja.

The shop is very short of plastic bags at the moment and would appreciate any used clean plastic bags you have lurking in the back of the cupboard.
Please do your bit for Cudeca and the environment by dropping them into the shop or passing them onto a Cudeca volunteer.
Many thanks Mary Lynch.

Heartfelt appeal - Response

Thank you Denise.
That's exactly what I feel and couldn't have said in English.

Family Entertainment on Torrox Costa - Recommendation

Did you know Luciano at La Rustica Restaurant on Torrox Costa is a magician? 
He’s fantastic and can perform magic tricks for all ages. 
He also has a team who dress as Disney characters especially for childrens’ parties. 
See his web page, Animaciones Axarquia, 687 306 999,
or call in and see him. 
Down at the Hotel Iberostar end of Torrox  promenade. 
The food’s good too!

Batty Thanks !

Hello Jane,
Can I just say a big thank you to all who replied to my bat question,
Digame DOES work!
Response - Of course it works, Alan! We have 3,504 email subscribers as of this morning - most of them amazing people! Jane

Services Available UK TV Channels installers

Had this installed yesterday by two lads,works excellent all UK TV channels,no monthly fees,
Also lots more channels,and things you can do with this box.
And everything explained to you by the two lads
.Well pleased check it out Digame people.

Service Wanted - Air Conditioning

Hi we would like some good recommendations for having air-conditioning supplied and fitted please email  

Services : Plumbing recommendation

Highly recommend Manuel Gallardo Casanova very good plumber very quick to turn up when you have a problem his charges very reasonable
telephone 952521975      652219702  based in Nerja  Dorothy