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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Hairdresser Recommendation Torrox Costa

Following a recent recommendation found on Digame, I would also like to sing the praises of Erica Villegas. She is professional and friendly and does exactly as you ask her.
She speaks perfect English and I think her prices are very reasonable.
I had wash, cut and blow dry and it was 22 Euros.
The salon is Blq 77, near to the road that runs behind Banco Sabadell and her telephone number is 610876127.
Torrox Costa

Information & Help Please - Cats & Kittens

We have been graced with 4 lovely kittens, plus a daddy and mama cat.
I am not sure where they came from but just showed up one day and now live in our yard.
The kittens and mama cat are feral and will not come near us.
The daddy cat I believe used to live in the house we are renting, as he tries to come inside all the time.
He is affectionate and likes to be petted.
We do not mind feeding and caring for them.
Our question is: where can we go for low (or no) cost spay and neuter as these kittens are old enough now. We would also appreciate any loan of traps or low cost rental traps.
We do not need any more kittens and would like to catch the mom and dad too.
They may reside in our yard and we will feed and care for them.
None have microchips, and our vet charges almost 100 euros each for spay/neuter.
Please reply todigame or directly to me at:
debidobdo at yahoo dot com
Thanks so much digamites! Felices Fiestas! 

Desperately seeking Calor gas heater

Can anybody help me in my quest to find a reasonably priced indoor calor gas heater ?
I live in Nerja , but don't have transport.
Also, how can you get full replacement bottles ?
Any information most gratefully received.
Please contact Julie at juliehwt at
 or tel. 653367250

Restaurant for Christmas Meals - Recommendations Needed Please

I'd like to take my family out to Christmas dinner, not on Christmas Day itself but within a couple of days of that, on a very limited budget.
Does anyone have any recommendations which fulfil the following?
- Close to or in Torrox, Pueblo or Costa
- Budget of €25-30 per person
- Ideally supported by locals and not a sports bar or one with blaring TV
Replies via Digame, please.
Many thanks,

Recommendation . Van Hire

Goods to Move? -
UK to Spain or Spain to UK - One Way Van Hire Recommendation
Having just had the need to transport a significant amount of household goods back to the UK,
 I'd like to make a recommendation for the firm we used for one-way van hire -- Spanglish Hire.   
Their website can be found at
and if you want any upfront advice and guidance drop them a note to
They delivered us good upfront advice and a hire experience exactly as they promised, at a reasonable cost.  
Well worth discussing with them should the need arise for you in either direction.

DoctorLaptop's Tips #27 17 Dec 2014

The 2 most common questions I get and the current answers.
How do I keep informed on new threats and online scams?
The answer is I spend an hour once every few days scanning the headlines on several tech websites, and reading articles that seem relevant.
I also get a weekly newsletter from Bob Rankin's PC Info website.
Here are sites that post articles in plain English for non-techies.
What setup do I use to keep my PC secure and clean?
Browser = Iron Browser, the predecessor of Chrome without the tracking rubbish,
I add the Ghostery extension to block trackers and snoops.
AntiVirus = AVG 2015, with no extras(tools), use "custom install" to opt out of the extras.
Scheduled "quick" scan weekly.
Cleanup(weekly) = Ccleaner and Little Registry Cleaner(from,
make a Restore Point before using this in case it removes something you actually needed!);
ADWCleaner and JRTool(both from; IOBit Uninstaller.
Online scanner(every 2 weeks, takes 1hr+) = ESET OnLine scanner and removal tool
(bottom of page).
I have used for several years, it's ok.
I am switching to, a great new free SECURE email and chat service from Iceland.
No ads, data mining or scanning.
Startmail, from the Startpage company, is a great option but not free.
News: Beware The Pirate Clones! torrent site was raided and is offline, with no immediate plans to relaunch soon.
Previously they have never been offline for longer than 3 days.
Check the site for details and updated info.
Beware the clone thepiratebay websites, they distribute infected downloads.
For safe torrenting use these 2 free, public torrent sites.
Visit my website for my mobile number.
Email: doctorlaptop "at"
Windows XP/Vista/7 repairs only 15 euros/hr.
Win8/Vaio/non-Apple Tablets 20 euros/hr.
Macs/iOS/Linux/networks 25 euros/hr.
House calls only billed for work time, not travel, but I will need a lift and there is a 40 euro minimum.

CAMPO Disco Photos, Competa

Just to let everyone know that the album of photos from the CAMPO Disco at the Hotel Balcón, Cómpeta is now available online.
You can download the photos directly from the album.
If you want to make prints of them then we recommend that you download the original versions.
Many thanks to everyone who came to our photo booth and gave generously to have their photos taken.
We are pleased to announce that we raised over 65€ for the two charities from our collection at the booth on the night.
Just a reminder that the album can be found at the following link:
If anyone has any problems with viewing the photos or needs any advice, just contact me through the Flickr page where the album is posted.

Intercambio in Cómpeta ?

I have heard there is an Intercambio Group in Competa village. 
I would presume that they are not meeting over the Christmas period, so would be grateful to hear when they will start up again, and where and when it takes place.
Replies to digame as others in Competa might be interested to know of the group and wish to join in the new year and improve their Spanish

Recommendation for Internet Provider

Recommendation for Internet Provider
Hello. this is our new provider, after too many eventful years with iberbanda!
!The company is Fobos tel.645 029 001  email
6mb download. 1mb upload, 25e plus IVA.
10mb download 4mb upload 35e plusIVA
Amazing prices. you do not need to take a phone.
Very quick service, and very efficient.
the ad is in November issue of Marketplace.

What's on Christmas Fair with Santa´s Grotto in La Herradura

Have a nice trip out to la Herradura and soak up that real Christmas atmosphere
on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 December.
Apart from festive live music, traditional Christmas carol singing with special guests on Sunday 18.00 you will be able to taste fabulous food, wines, tapas, including a tasty bbq.
And for those last minute gifts there will be interesting artisan stalls, lots of delicious treats and original art gifts.
For the little ones: children´s games & children´s craft table. 1st class postal service to the north pole!
Visit our magical grotto where every child will receive a present from Santa.
Santa will be visiting his grotto at 13.00 and 17.00 on Saturday and 17.00 on Sunday.
OnSunday at 19.00 there will be the draw of the Christmas raffle!
Where: El Tinao Beer Garden, La Herradura (left along the sea front when you drive into la Herradura, then look for the sign on the sea front)

What's on Overnight Trip to Granada

RBL Benajarafe & AAR Fund Raiser
24/25th Feb 2015
Price includes 4* Hotel B & B, Coach, Drivers Tip,
Entrance to the Alhambra Palace to include guide and headphones. 
All for the price of 75 Euros per person -
single supplement applies -
Coach from Torre Del Mar and other pick up points.
Phone Liz on 653 108 416
Email Sam  samymikespainatyahoodotcodotspain

What's on Christmas Raffle La Bodega. Torrox Costa

This Friday at 6:30 pm sees the Christmas Raffle with Lots of prizes to win
so come and get your last minute tickets at 50 cents each.
Saturday nights Karaoke is hosted by Johnny Hollywood and Chrissie starting at 9:30 pm.
Merry Christmas to you all.
Bar la Bodega behind the Library, Torrox Costa

What's On In Nerja, Fun, Charity Dog Show, Saturday 20/12/2014

100% of all monies raised will be donated to the aid of
The Costa Animal Society, Nerja.
This Saturday 20/12/2014,
 commencing at 1pm, registration, 12pm.

What's on Zimmerz at Puente Don Manuel

The Boys are back in town
Saturday 20th Dec for a Christmas party at The Bar Atila in Puente don Manuel.
Would love to see you there with your dancing shoes for a Rockin good Night.

What's on - La Casa Hotel & Restaurant, Torrox Pueblo

This Saturday 20th December - It´s Christmas Time!!!!!
Our patio market will be open from 12 noon until 3pm selling home-made foods and great gift ideas.
Come along and have a glass of mulled wine and get into the Christmas mood,
on sale fresh hot pork and apple baps and turkey & stuffing baps for 3.95.
Our Christmas party will kick off from 7.30pm with live music with Flip from 9pm.
Full menu is available plus mulled wine and our yummy hot pork and apple / turkey and stuffing baps served all night!.
If you would like to dine from our main menu it is advisable to reserve your table...drinkers only also welcome.
Our restaurant will be open on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Christmas eve 24th December.
Don´t forget Christmas Eve is ´Fizz & Chips´ a selection of  battered fish with the trimmings and a glass of cava for only 9.95 per person.
Christmas Eve opening from 1pm until come along for lunch or dinner!
Happy Christmas to everyone and for more information please give us a call on 952535471
Hotel La Casa
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox 29770,

What's on Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar

Opening Hours
Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday 22nd, 23rd and 24th - Centre open mornings only 10.00h to 13.00h
Thursday 25th – Christmas day Public Holiday Centre open only for IERE Christmas Service 11.00h.
Friday 26th – Centre open for Coffee morning,  11.00h to 13.00h.
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:  Web:

Wanted - Breadmaker

Help! My beloved Panasonic SD-253 has died on me.
Despite all our best efforts to resuscitate it will not function.
Has anyone got a machine they no longer require.
We live in Sedella, so not too far away would be perfect.
I am willing to take any type/model as long as it is fully functioning, and in reasonable condition.
Thank you Lyn Ward.
My contact details are email
or telephone 633505860.


Car wanted.
small ,cheap, reliable runaround wanted.

For Sale from Viveros Florena Team. Cómpeta- Sayalonga Road

This year we have so many great gift ideas that there is sure to be something to suit everyone!
Gifts that keep on giving!
We have kumquats, limequats, oranges, lemons, limes etc.
ranging from €15.
Dwarf almonds, apricots, peaches and pears 
from €17.50,
pines, firs and cypress
from €2,
soft fruits and goji berries!
Or start an olive grove with young trees at €3.50 each.
We´ve camellias full of bud, young magnolias, cyclamen and lots of super succulents.
And for a delightful little gift full of the promise of spring, why not a bag of bulbs?
We've still got some narcissi, crocus, tulips, anemone, freesia and others.
Pots, candle lamps, Christmas cards and gift vouchers.

And, look at these new bougainvilleas –
2 colours trained around an old grapevine –
a gorgeous gift with character at


Our poinsettias are now reduced to half price for our last few working days before Christmas and the Christmas edition of Mediterranean Gardening and Outdoor Living has arrived so relax, put your feet up and have a good read!
Closing Hours for Christmastime: 
(remember we are always closed on Sundays and Mondays).
Additionally we will be closed on 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 31st December 2014 and 1st and 6th January 2015.
The Viveros Florena Team.

For Sale - Parts for a Nissan Patrol

Parts for a Nissan Patrol 1986, 300.000 km,
 6 cylinder, 3 liter
schock absorbers only 1 year old
call Christel at 648082634
also for sale bull bar wrangler

For Sale PC

I am selling my PC, custom built by Arbico
(a computer gaming company in the UK).
It has a strong processor and ​​great inbuilt graphics card.
Inclusive is Logitech webcam and external speakers
The specifications are as follows:
AMD Athlon (tm) II x4 630 processor 280GHz
Installed memory (RAM) 4.00GB
System type: 64 bit operating system
​​BenQ​​ ​17" flat screen

​150€ Euros
Please email me at ​​ for further information

For Sale TomTom

TomTom Model N14644 with European and UK map loaded.
Bought new 6 months ago for €150 and Only used once for journey from UK 
In very good condtion.
Comes with cigarette charge and USB cable.
80€ Euros ONO
​Please email for further information

For Sale - Various

Coffee Table
35cm x 19.5cm.
Wood and Wicker
45 Euros    

TV Unit
36cm x 20cm. 
Wood and Wicker
65 Euros

New CD Tower Black Wood,
 holds 60 CDs,
We have quite a lot of these so if anyone interested in bulk purchase please
contact us for a price
or sold individually
& self assembly 
10 Euros

​New Coffee Maker
designed to fit a corner for space saving,
volume is 10 to 12 cups,
has a European plug. 
15 Euros.

Email - hcftrans at gmail dot com
or phone 633 705 664,
we are near Canillas De Aceituno but can possibly meet in Velez or Competa.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Advice please on internet providers.

I need to have internet only in my village house but I don't need a phone line or TV, just a straight forward reliable and reasonable cost internet connection. 
Any recommendations and costs would be appreciated.
The village is Arenas.
Replies to Digame please.  Many thanks.

Wall Cupboard ?

Couple of weeks ago someone was selling a wall cupboard with plate rack below
Was this sold?
 If not I am interested 656562901
Thank you

Banking Advice - Responses

For the lady looking for a good ( ex- pat ) bank in Spain: look no further than my posting on 24th November. "Recommendation for Sabadell".
You will not be disappointed.
Good luck
John B
(Editor writes : Control & Click on the addresses below J            J)
You can go to Banco Sabadell branch in Torrox Costa. It's by the roundabout on the coast road from the motorway.
Ask any assistant as they speak English.If possible ask to speak to Miguel and he will explain to you about different accounts [he has written on this site previously].
My advice is to open what is known
as an expansion account. You need to put in €700 a month and have a minimum of €150 kept in the
There are no charges for cards and if you own property here you get the usual rewards
for utilities etc.
La Caixa offer an account with a free visa bank card and no bank charges, as long as you deposit at least 600€ a month and have a direct debit going from the account
Do search on Digame ( for Sabadell .... there were a lot of comments in the last month or so about their Expansion Account that gives free banking with a monthly deposit of 700€.

Wheelchair, Cómpeta

Thank you for all who rang or emailed re my wheelchair.
Have tried to contact all who got in touch and was even able to give contact details for an alternative !
Very sad how many people need one.
Wish I could have given one to all.
Wishing all a very Happy and Healthy 2015.

Car Buyers - Advice Wanted please

Could anyone recommend a firm that purchases 4 x 4 s for cash it will be available Feb 
It is a 2006 Nissan terrano white diesel 77600 kms
Fair condition.
Please contact or post on digame

Iceland - Response

Whilst I hear what you are saying regarding supporting local shops – the operative word is local. 
Digame, though Torrox based, serves a very wide area and we are all grateful for it.
However where I live – Benajarafe -  it takes almost as long to get to Nerja or Competa as it does to go to Iceland in Mijas.
 If I am going to make the journey then I would prefer a large store where I am sure to get everything I want. 
We do need something more centrally located such as Torre del Mar.
 If you visit Iceland in Mijas you will find it is equally popular with the local Spanish as it is with the foreigners.
(Editor writes: Yes, good to have this reminder that Digame covers an area from Rincon de le Victoria to Almuñecar and inland to (almost) Granada.  Crikey!   Jane)

HP Printer problem. Response

It looks like you have damaged the plug and shorted out the ends.
I'm surmising you have damaged the USB electronics on the motherboard.
You could also have damaged the electronics at the printer.... this is worst case scenario.
I would ask Mr Laptop for help because you could damage anything you buy new to connect to either items
Cheers, Keith.

Small Tiling - Job Done!

Following my search on Digame for a tiler, I chose the first to respond, but unfortunately he pulled out, so I then contacted Ben from Nerja who came up immediately, saw the job, quoted and arranged to do it today. He arrived dead on time and finished on time, cleaned up and did a great job especially when you consider that the tiles were bowed, and wouldn't lay flat (something I didn't notice when I bought them in the tile shop opposite the big hotel).
I can thoroughly recommend him and his number is 678853733.

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Excursion to Belens etc. - A Success

Recently friends of Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar joined a coach excursion to Malaga visit the traditional Belenes (Nativities) displayed in many buildings around the city.  The group were supplied with a map showing the locations of the various Belen’s and the first one visited was in the Town Hall where they alighted from the coach.  The friends were then able to continue their visit at their own pace, taking in the beautiful Christmas lights, especially the ones in the Larious which are truly magnificent this year, there was also time for dinner and refreshments.
To read more Click on the Blue Prompt " Continued>>> " below

What's on

 This Saturday, December 20th, The Coach and Horses on Calle Cristo (Post Office Street) in Nerja is hosting a Christmas Warm Up Party in aid of the Costa Animal Society.
The evening begins at 7pm and features live music with the Half Stoned Cowboy, carol singing, raffles,
a music quiz and a meat and potato pie supper.
Tickets are 5 euros and are available in advance from the bar or on the door.
 Please ring
952520071 for more info.

Whats On Carol Service 19th December. Còmpeta

United English-language and Spanish Service in the traditional form of Nine Lessons and Carols:
Readings and prayers shared between both languages,
Spanish villancicos and English carols.
Competa Parish Church :  6pm Friday 19th December.

What's on

Traditional Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

Wanted Kitchen extractor

Wanted Kitchen extractor


Still looking for outdoor furniture for roof terrace (without cover).
In Nerja.
62222 1429.

For Sale Oki TV

Oki TV v32T2    for sale
32" with remote Control and Operating Instructions Book.
 phone Rose on 633513142 or e-mail

For Sale Store Cash Register

CASIO 140CR Electronic Cash Register...
20 departments and 120 PLU's
Automatic Tax Calculations on 4 tax rates
Function keys  for 'Recieved on Account', Pay Outs, Error Correct, Discount with Percentage Amount, Handles Euro currency and local currency.
Time and Date, Calculator.
Print out slip for Customer, duplicate for store.
Lockable drawer with extra keys.

Comes with detailed User's Manual which provides an illustrated step-by-step set-up for Quick Start Operation as well as all other set-up functions.
In perfect working order - 100 euros

Located in Algarrobo...Will deliver as far as Nerja and/or surrounding area for 5 euros (to cover fuel cost).
Contact: Ellen Amos
email: ellen dot amos at hotmail dot com
mobile: 608 585 076

For Sale - Stools & Tables

Canvas Covered Padded Stools -

2 available for sale

Just the thing for the holidays!
With company coming these canvas covered padded stools will make good for extra seating or as a supporting base for serving trays. 8cm (3") of firm foam cushion covered by a soft canvas removable slipcover. Base is made of pressed wood. Brand New and
in original packaging. Some easy assembly required... 2 available.
5 euros each
 Accent Tables
 - 2 available

Contact: Ellen Amos
email: ellen dot amos at hotmail dot com
mobile: 608 585 076

Monday, 15 December 2014


Well, she's only been with us for a few days but already coming out of her shell - likes company and her tummy rubbed.
She appears to be intelligent, very alert and athletic and has a gentle nature.

We think she is used to other dogs and cats as she walks well with our dogs. Ellie, our cat, won't go near her, but that doesn't seem to bother her.

We think she's only about 6 months old and medium sized,
loves 'walkies' but not so keen on the rain.
 Happy being outside although is interested to find out what's inside the house.
A sweet dog.

tel:     676 368 061

Santa's Little Helpers need your help!

We all know puppies aren't for Christmas, they're for life!
However, how much better would your Christmas be with one of Santa's Little Helpers to cuddle up with? Meet Blixen, Donner, Vixen, Rudolph and Comet! Adorable, cute, cuddly puppies.
Found abandoned on a track in the Montes they are now in temporary foster care and desperately looking for a nice warm basket to call home.
Perhaps underneath your Christmas tree?
Go on... Call
Stuart 676076182, because you know you want to!

Quad Bike Tyres

For the person enquiring about Quad Bike Tyres, yes I have an address for a dealer in

Algarrobo but if you first can let me know the exact size you are looking for,
I may be able to assist you in Competa
contact cindyjones19 at hotmail dot com

House Help & Horse Training

Are you looking for an employee for smaller jobs around your home or training horses.
My name is Markus, I am 40 years old, speaks good English and German.
Are you looking for an employee for smaller jobs around your home so as, lay floor tiles, repainting,
working garden, and much more.
 I work hard and am reliable.  ( € 8,- - a hour)
Do you need help to train your horse.
I have 20 years experience with horses, I live and work in the vicinity of Nerja / Torrox
If you want to make a young horse saddle ready and have trained?
Is your horse unmanageable?
You might want to do more dressage work?
Let me help you. ( €. 10,- a hour. )
Please call me at 691762852 or 649553741
or send me a message with whatsapp.

Banking Advice Please

I currently bank with Barclays Espana and and have done for the past
few years.  At that time they operated an 'Opportunity' account that
gave benefits such as free annual maintenance charge, free debit card
issue and maintenance, free cheque debit, free direct debit and 0.3%
cashback on utility direct debit.  All in all a fantastic non resident
account.  However each and every benefit listed here was withdrawn
recently and the 'Opportunity' account ceased to exist and all of
those features are now chargeable and not cheap too.
So the question I would like to ask is do any of you out there have
any recommendations of reasonably charged banking either in Torrox or
Nerja please?
Thank in anticipation of your kind assistance

HP photosmart plus printer problem

Looks like somebody tripped over the usb cable to my HP photosmart printer as I can longer plug it in to any USB port on my laptop.
 It doesn't work as an air printer either. 
Does anyone know where I can get a replacement cable in the Torrox Nerja area,
and is there such a thing as a USB port extension lead with a block of use ports as some of the it seems all the sub ports on the right hand side of my laptop are not working either. 
Mariordan at aol dot com

Iceland - Response

Well said, 
We have been 'mocked'  for going to Iceland, but others we have told about them have been pleased when they gave visited.
 I think that their main problem in moving east is finding the right premises in the area.
 Like Jan, I too often want to buy some English products that aren’t stocked in any of the main supermarkets.
 However, I have almost always found what I want in one of the excellent shops in our area that specialise in products from outside of Spain.
 Iranzo in Nerja have an incredible stock of international goodies and I don’t hesitate to recommend them ( 
There are also other shops near Vinuela and in Competa selling a good range of English products. 
I am sure there are many others. 
Nice as the big supermarkets are, I like to support smaller local shops when I can. 

Handy person for all your requirements:-

Painting and decorating (internal and external).
General building, tiling etc., most trades covered.
Fluent in English, Spanish and a good knowledge of German, available for translating where needed. Transport is available if required.
John - mobile 627285619
email -

Man and van - 7 days a week.

Removals (19 years experience)' covering Andalucia region.
Ford Transit or Ford Transit Box Van for a larger removal available.
Collection and delivery of goods from Ikea, Leroy Merlin etc.
Upholstery cleaning, using professional equipment and quality products.
Painting, gardening and handyman services.
  Mobile 657130468, Home - 951167133
email -

Pool Table in Torrox Costa

 There is a bar in the street opposite the Mercadona, (next to the big hotel )  that has a pool table, pizza restaurant on the corner.
Let me know when you fancy a game.
Kev and Ange.

Kitchen - Recommendation

I would like to give a strong recommendation for SUN KITCHENS of Torre del Mar.
They re-designed our kitchen at Algarrobo Costa and supplied all the white goods at a very competitive price.
It was a fantastic job, the quality of workmanship excellent, they cleaned up every day and were polite and considerate.
They arrived on the agreed day and finished on the promised day.
As well as this they were 25% cheaper than any other quote we had.
The proprietors name is Raul and he speaks excellent English.
The showroom is situated between Torre Bus Station and Supercor Supermarket, not far from Legends Bar, on Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado Jimenez 13. Telephone 653634633.

Market Success

Congratulations Rachel on a most successful Ecologico Mercadillo on Sunday. 
It was obvious from the numbers and the comments overheard that everyone was thrilled to be there, as were we. 
Indeed, unsurprisingly, everyone seemed to know the difference between vegetarian and organic!
Jennifer and DerekHi folks,

What's on Wednesday Market El Pino Torrox Park

This will be the last Wednesday market of 2014 at El Pino Torrox Park from 10am to 1.30pm
so come down and have a coffee and cake for €2 and a look around the stalls,
Christmas decorations, cards and gifts will be available, and to see you through to the new year stock up on DVDS films and TV series.
Annie's English wool will be on sale plus the baby knitwear.
Just follow the campsite signs to El Pino.
We would like to wish a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
Indoormarket at kwiksendmail dot com.
 Or call 662063987

Whats on Punta Lara Bar - CAS Quiz

Punta Lara Bar - CAS Quiz Friday 19th December
Hosted by the wonderful Christine Kavanagh a Festive themed quiz with all the usual fun & frolics.
Come and test your knowledge whilst raising money for CAS.
Food & drinks available with Mince Pies being provided to help feed those brain cells!
To book ring Mark on 635 369 673. 
Friday 19th December
Mark on 635 369 673.

What's on A Christmas Carol service

 A Christmas Carol service is being held by the Anglican Parish of Nerja on Wednesday December 17 at 5 pm in the Iglesia de San Miguel in Plaza Andalucia Nerja (not far from Parador) . 
Christmas songs performed by Coral Coraxalia and traditional and modern carols for all the community.  Refreshments will be provided. 

What's on Art available at Trapiche Market Tuesday

I am bringing lots of paintings to sell on Tuesday
starting at 25€ to 80€
Art Materials free sketch Pad with any purchase
 ..Hand Painted Glasses ware
 and Original Art Work
Jan Beardall

What's on Christmas in Puente Don Manuel

Whats on Festive season @ Alberdini

Yoga and Pilates classes during the holiday season, check our website for the schedule!
20h - Christmas dinner - €. 20,- p.p.
13h til 16h - Christmas lunch - €. 15,- p.p.
20h - Christmas dinner and live music: "Aire Flamenco" - €. 20,- p.p.
20.30h - Alberdini Sessions
20.30h - Live music: "Duo Almijara"
20h - New Year´s Eve dinner and live music: "The Rooters" - €. 30,- p.p.
17h - Live music: "Duo Almijara"
Booking is recommended!
For more information email
The Alberdini team wishes all of our dear customers a very merry Christmas and a happy 2015!!
Hotel Restaurante Alberdini
Pago La Lomilla 85
29754 Cómpeta (Málaga)
T: +34 952 516294

What's on Bhua Luang Thai Restaurant

Festive opening hours.
We shall be open as normal (12:00 -16:00 & 16:00 - 23:00 7 days a week).
Except for the following days;

Sunday 21st Dec. 2014
Thursday 25th Dec. 2014
Friday 26th Dec. 2014
Thursday 1st Jan. 2015

A very happy Christmas and New Year to all!
952 540 254
Avda. Andalucia, 34B, Torre Del Mar
Opposite the Comisaria De Policia

What's on La Casa Hotel & Restaurant Christmas Party Night

This Saturday 20th December from 7.30pm come and join us for our Christmas Party night.
Live music with singer/guitarist Flip and our full menu available all night.
Christmas spirits - nibbles and mulled come and get in the party mood on this final weekend before Christmas and join in for a thoroughly good knees up.
Diners are advised to reserve a table.
Drinkers only also welcome.
To reserve call Karen, Sarah or Neil on 952535471
Hotel La Casa
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox 29770,

What's On At The Axarquia Racing Club.

Saturday 20th December.  
A welcome return to ''HAM''. Hosting a jam and open mike
(musicians please bring your own instruments).
An excellent  band featuring
and Marcos(guitar/vocals) playing rock,pop and more.
 Come and join in or just enjoy the music.
You will not be disappointed.

Sunday 21st December. 
A firm favourite at The Club.
The talented singer/guitarist Lee Townsend.
Playing favourites old and new.
Booking highly recommended for a Sunday.

Now inside for the winter months.
Bar opens at 14.00. Food(Pizza/BBQ) from 14.30.
Live entertainment from 15.00 to 18.00.

The Racing Club is on the main Torrox Costa to Torrox Village road(MA-102).
Just look for the orange and black gates.
Parking on the opposite side of the road.
Non members most welcome. Entry free.
For more info or to make a reservation contact Luis on 654 715 382.

Wanted Fridge Freezer

Fridge Freezer wanted in the Competa area for use outside.
Doesn't have to be pretty.
Just has to work.
If you are thinking of getting rid of yours please ring Frank on

633089477 or Liz on 633454869
 or email "".


Gas cooker wanted, please!


Wanted; Active Loudspeaker suitable for PA Work of medium size
(Say Approx 18/20inches by 15/12inches by 15/12 inches)
 with a power rating of around 50-100W.
Please contact by email:

For Sale Remote controlled Helicopters

Remote controlled Helicopters
only 20 euros,
 they cost over 40 at El Ingenio!
Grab yours now for only 20 euros!
10 available.
12 metre range,
call: 633522707

For sale Slow cooker

Slow cooker 1.5 Litres  made for 1-2 persons only 20 euros .
Think about making all those amazing casseroles....
go out, get back and Voila, dinner on the table,
it has a ceramic insert,
so dishwasher safe..
Call Dean on:  633522707

For Sale - Sofa Bed

Red sofabed. 
Good condition. 

For Sale Oil filled electric radiator

15 euros  good condition.

Torrox area

Tel 675383352

For Sale Compact mini CD / Radio stereo player

15 euros  good condition.

Torrox area

Tel  675383352

For Sale - Various

€150 - Custom built gaming PC including Benq 17inch screen, keyboard, mouse,
external webcam and small external speakers.
Five years old.
Has European and UK plugs.
New Eco power supply put in a month ago and recently professionally cleaned internally.         €95 -

with European and UK map loaded.
Only used once for journey from UK
brought new 6 months ago.
€80 - Panasonic iPod dock European plug

I also have a beautiful antique gold engagement ring and gold cross necklace if you are  interested let me know and I will send you pictures and further details.

For further information regarding the items in this advertisement please email at address below.

For Sale Mannequins for Store Display

Stand-alone Tabletop Torsos for store display...
1 - Moulded fiberglass Torso (hollow) with removable arms, rotating wrists
     Female form, ivory white in color.
     Used but still in excellent shape.
     35 euros
2 - Moulded plastic Torso (hollow), Female form, solid black in color.
     Used but still in excellant shape.
     20 euros
3 - Moulded plastic Torso (hollow), Female form,clear/transparent.
     Used - has a damaged right shoulder but does not affect functionality.
     12 euros
 Offering option for buyer to purchase torsos individually at listed price or all three at a reduced lot cost of 60 euros.

Mannequins with stand for store display..
1 - Full body (less arms) and head moulded fibreglass mannequin. Rotates position at
hips and at left thigh. Stands alone on steel base. Detaches at hips and at stand for either
clothing or disassembly. Female form complete with long brunette wig. Natural light nude
skin color. Used but in very good shape.
70 euros
2 - Half torso moulded composite plastic mannequin. Stands alone on steel base.
Detachable from base for clothing or dis assembly. Ivory white in color.
Used but in perfect shape.
45 euros
Offering option for buyer to purchase mannequins individually as priced or at a reduced lot
cost of 100 euros.

Half-Torso Body Shapes for store display...
1 - Moulded composite plastic, incorporated hanger, female form, hollowed backside
     Natural light skin tone in color. 4 available... all in used but perfect condition.
     8 euros each
2 - Moulded plastic, female form, hollowed backside. 3 available in white, 1 available in black.
     Each has some damage to either neck or bottom edge but it does not affect  display functionality.
     2 euros each
Offering option for buyer to purchase individually as priced or the complete lot at a reduced price of 35 euros.

Located in Algarrobo... will deliver as far as Nerja and/or surrounding area for an additional 5 euros (to cover fuel cost).
Contact: Ellen Amos
email: ellen dot amos at hotmail dot com
mobile: 608 585 076
(Editor writes - many m ore photos are available the vendor)

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Do you Know Nina ??

This lovely little girl has been found wandering around Algarrobo.
She´s chipped and her name is Nina.
So far the vet has been unable to contact her owner.
If you recognize her please contact Axarquia Animal Rescue at
or call Marina  607845602

Cleaning/Dog Sitting

Good morning All.
 If anyone is looking for a cleaning person/doggy sitter, I can thoroughly recommend Jessica Frances.
I employed her services a few weeks ago and am most impressed -
she is reliable, honest, obliging and very organised.
 Her fee is reasonable too.
Call Jessica on 951469169

Dogs for stud - opinions

Being brand new to Competa area I was pretty stunned by the sharp attitude coming back on my ‘innocent’ request for a lady friend for my Springer Spaniel.
I want to thank the many people who saw my genuine love for my dog and wrote to me telling me how disturbed they were by the comments published.
Many people advised me to ignore the ‘bullying’ and said that they could see I am in no way ‘irresponsible’ and that they were sure I had no intention of puppy farming or leaving puppies in bins!
Thank you for sharing your positive reactions with me privately by email.
As one person said to me: “It seems that responsible and caring people do recognise each other.”
Editor writes : Paula's riposte ends this subject thread. 
In order to really understand the potential for upset from Emails to Digame you need to be The Editor! 
It's a Social Service really - folks rant at me and in doing so - leave others alone. 
In any case - I don't really mind the abuse - it's the poor grammar and spelling that really get me going!
Welcome to Cómpeta, Paula - it's a great community (by & large) in which to live.  


Skype - Response

Sorry John B, can't help with your problem. These companies can't leave a good thing alone.
Skype is worse on the iPad, less options, but it works.
On the laptop I can see remaining credit in the top right corner.
There is a site where you can get earlier versions of Skype but you have to be very careful when downloading and installing because Skype grabs it and installs the updates.
A tip.... when you have a programme installed and a copy of the downloaded file in your computer
(usually stored in downloads).
Before you download a newer version, change the .exe suffix of the earlier version to something else like .exdec14 you then have a known working version that you can go back to by changing back to .exe, after you have uninstalled the dodgy one.
Some of my progs have several earlier versions saved with the date in the suffix,
Cheers, Keith

Magician Available

Did you know Luciano at La Rustica Restaurant on Torrox Costa is a magician? 
He’s fantastic and can cater for all ages. 
He also has a team who dress as Disney characters especially for children's 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.