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.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Surge Protectors....

Does anyone know the best place to buy a good surge protector with back up battery for a computer. Please reply to Digame. Many thanks,
 digametorrox @

Re Large Dog Grooming:-.

We have our English Springer Spaniel Duke regularly clipped at Clinica Vet in Caleta and he loves the attention he receives from the girls there.
Give them a ring on 952 55 10 10 
Hi Jay,
There is a groomer in Torrox Park called the "The Dog Shop". Jacky & Simon who own and run the shop have big dogs themselves.
Their number is 645525782.
Chris form Nerja.

Ref to

The last date and time for orders placed for free delivery will be sat 30 august at 19.00
orders can be placed at
phone 952558507
orders placed take about 5-7 days working days

Food Bank at the Phoenix Club

The Phoenix Club continues their collection of food for Los Angeles de Axarquia and La Cruz Roja, the Spanish Red Cross, Axarquia to be donated in October.
The Angels of Axarquia feed families in need at breakfast and in the evening, at their soup kitchen just outside the indoor market in Torre del Mar.  The families who queue for food grow every day and they need our help.
La Cruz Roja help families in the whole of our region and they too are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the demand.
If you can help by donating any dry foodstuffs, (preferably in twos which makes it easier to share out) we would be most grateful.  Pulses, rice, pastas, oils, all help towards filling a basket of food for these families.
Let us do our bit to help and be generous to those less fortunate than ourselves.  We will continue to collect food until the 30th September. 
The Presidents of both local charities will be invited to come in and collect our gift to them on October 7th .
The Phoenix Club meet every Tuesday between 11.30 and 1.30 at the restaurant above
Supersol in Torre del Mar.  However, donations can be made at any time, just pop upstairs and leave it on one of the tables.  Thank you!

Building Services - Recommendation

We  always use the services of Paco for reform of our house
We have installed two new bathrooms, replaced the entire floor of the house and a kitchen including installation of electrical and plumbing , all to  a high standard.
They are very professional and  the price is very reasonable , they work throughout the Axarquia
His team  not speaking English, but the language is not a problem, they can send emails in English,
please contact to
Regards Susan

Floor Polisher Needed Please

Good day,  does anyone have  or indeed know of an outlet  from where I can hire a floor polishing machine,  
reply to  

Chairman's Appeal

Chairman's Appeal
(on behalf of the Lake Vinuela Social Club)
I make this appeal on behalf of my committee and members of the
above social club.
We meet monthly and have a membership of nearly 60 persons.
The aim of our club is to raise funds for local Charities and
Causes which are nominated annually by our members.
Every year has seen a different Charity or Cause receive a donation
from the club.
By the end of this year we have already pledged over 1000 Euros to be divided between
5 different organisations.
They are;-
CUDECA. Local Cancer Charity.
AVISA. Provides interpreters for hospital etc.
ACOMPALIA*. New hospice East of Malaga.
ANNE. School for mentally handicapped children.
And finally we assisted in an appeal by Vinulea Town Hall to assist 6
local families in need with no source of income*.
*indicates donation already made.
This October we are planning to hold a "different style" of Auction
and so my appeal goes out to you,not for money but for items we can
place in an auction in order that all the proceeds will increase our
It can be large or small,we can always group things together,perhaps
you have an unwanted gift for example:-
Perfumes,wine,ornaments,paintings,clocks,jewellery in fact anything
that you think will attract buyers and sell at an auction.
Maybe you are are a local trader,could you donate a voucher,a meal
ticket,provide a service.
Can I please ask that items are not broken or require repairing.
I am willing to collect your donated item or arrange a meeting of
convenience to receive it.
To make a donation or arrange collection please contact me
on email at
or telephone 634-300-297
Thank you for your time.
Pat Burns.
Chairman LVSC.

Holiday Gems

We were going to book a cruise with this company, only to be told to look at the reviews.
When we looked it put us off, unless they have improved - best decide for your selves?
( email withheld)
After reading yesterday's article about the UK company Holiday Gems offering cruises from Malaga etc
I did my normal check on review sites. I strongly advise you check yourself before booking any holidays with this company!!

Grazing Land Needed for Horse

I am in need of some land to put my mare on, in the Competa area.
She doesn't need a lot of space, just somewhere that at least has some shading from the sun.
She's very friendly and great with kids
I would be willing to work out some sort of payment idea, be it some work or riding lessons, use of the horse etc etc
Please call 952030264 or email me sugar(dot)pots(dot)empty(@)
Carly Matthews
Competa, Malaga

Electricity Bill Question

We have just received our 2-monthly bill and were pleased at the publicised refund.
As usual in the middle of the month, we saw the employee come round and read the meters.
I read it myself after he left to check the readings would coincide.
However our 2-monthly bill has suddenly become an 'estimate' reading.
Has this happened to other digamites on standard who are on tarrifs and meters?
Reply to digametorrox @ please

Car Hire

Does anyone know where I can hire a car for a month at a reasonable price?
 start 9th September - 8th october 2014
 nhughes66  @

Free Text Books

Hi Digame,
We have four books that are no longer needed and it seems a shame to throw them away.
If they are any use to you or your Family I will happily meet you to pass them on.
They are all well used but all pages are present and clean.
Diccionario Moderno Alemán.   Español- Alemán- Alemán-Español (Langenscheidt)
Diccionario Didáctico Básico. El primer diccionario em Primaria Lengua Español (SM)
Textos de Filosofía. For Selectividad/ Philosophy/ Bachilerato Yr 2.
Also a text book for driving theory test ( Spanish).
Hope these can help someone.
Thank you.
Torrox campo.

Official Complaint Forms

Some interesting posts on this topic recently, especially the one explaining that the procedure can be done online.
Wonder if anybody has any thoughts on the following:-
What's the procedure if the business flatly refuses to give the form?
I was told to call the police (local, presumably) if this occured but have doubts if this would be practical or if they'd be interested.
The online route would be one solution, but could one ask for the form in a neighbouring business, then fill it in and leave the relevant copy with the offending enterprise, sending the other to the Junta?
Is there a similar complaint system in any/all other autonomous communities, or is this unique to Andalucia?

No connection for Advertiser

I have tried to contact the person who recently placed the ad  For Sale- Shelves etc. in Torrox.( Digame 22nd August)
The telephone that was posted on the ad. could be incorrect, as there is no response.
Please could  the advertiser contact me as I would like to purchase some of the units.
Peter 0034- 660-563-171
e mail  casaelcapitan at g mail dot com

A Big Thank You Doctor Laptop

I recently took my laptop to the good Doctor and he installed Windows 7 to replace my old, very slow Vista, and a new version of Microsoft office. 
It works perfectly now and I'm very happy with the results. 
Above all, I was impressed with Naythan's clear explanations and depth of knowledge. 
He is clearly an expert in all computer matters and I have no hesitation in recommending him for any level of advice. 
He was also very quick and efficient. 
Thank you Dr Laptop.
Elaine in Nerja.

Gas Lines

If the orange supply line from the butano tank looks a bit tired and old
there is a simple solution. It costs one euro a metre from the usual
Hose clamps cost 50 cents and the regulator is a massive   7.50.
 Yes the whole lot for 9 euros.
 Plus ten minutes work and a screwdriver.
 mike lince.

What's on Live music with MPG at Hotel Balcon Competa.

Live music with MPG  at Hotel Balcon Competa.
This Friday 29th.
Come along and enjoy the fabulous food and terrace views of this wonderful venue
along with the great sound of MPG.
8.30 start.
To reserve a table call 952553662.

Whats on - Fretbuzz at Meson La Terraza

Yes Fretbuzz are back this Saturday, 30th August,
at Meson La Terraza in Torrox Pueblo.
Come along for a fun filled night as we cover everything from Eddie Cochran to Eddie Van Halen
Get your fill of Rock and Roll, Country and Pop from every decade and make the night special with a glass or two of Cava or make it really special with a whole bottle :)
The tables do fill up so if you want to eat as well please be sure to book ahead and reserve your table.
 tel.691 89 48 05

What's on - Alberdini Quiz Returns

Just confirmed! The Alberdini Quiz returns
It's time to polish up your brains, gird up your mental loins and generally be prepared for the return of the Alberdini Quiz.
Dates just confirmed for the autumn are as follows, the second Friday of the month, just to make it easy to remember:
Friday 12th September
Friday 10th October
Friday 14th November
Friday 12th December
All at 8pm.
Look forward to seeing all the usual suspects, and maybe some new faces for this fun (and slightly daft) brain workout :)

What's on - Quiz at the Cerezo Bar in Canillas de Albaida.

It'd be helpful if you told us when!!
And how to book in advance (phone no. maybe)!!
Disgruntled Subscriber
Editor writes - What am  I always telling you Dear Advertisers.... ? You know where you are and when and how.... no-one else does - so Think On Please.

What's on The Phoenix Club - Gibraltar

The Phoenix Club are off on their monthly shopping trip to Gibraltar on the 5th September. 
Do join us, we have some seats available.
We depart from 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.
We pick up at the A1 Garden Centre, Torre del Mar bus station and Algarrobo Lidl.
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.

Wanted Large property

Large property or 2 properties together on the same site to long term rent in Andalucia.
Min 6 beds, a pool large grounds and 45 minutes to the airport.
Please contact

Wanted Pergola

4 x 3 garden pergola
Tel  David 678948661 

For Sale: Granfort red leather sofa

Granfort red leather sofa 203 cm x 105 cm
location Nerja
Buyer collects
Contact by e mail

For sale - Honda Powered 3KVA generator

For sale is a Honda Powered 3KVA generator, it is both 230 volts and 115 volts,
It is powered by a Honda GX160 5.5HP engine.
The engine has been serviced including an oil change,
The generator has been load tested at 2500 watts without any problems.
No longer required as have electric now
Torrox pueblo

For Sale Ikea Svärta bunk beds

Ikea Svärta bunk beds for sale c/w foam mattresses.  
Length 208 cm; Width 97 cm; Height 159 cm.  
Only occasionally used (visiting grandchildren).    
Easy assembly,
seller will dismantle if required.
Buyer to collect.    
Torrox campo within 0.8 km of village, easy access.   
 €75,00 ono.  

Tel: 656 467 678.

For Sale pic Customised Playstation PS3

Customised Playstation PS3
 for sale in Cómpeta, including one controller and 18 games
(listed below).
Excellent condition.

Telephone 660586040

Assassin's Creed 3 (exclusive edition)
Batman Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Borderlands 2 (special edition)
Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Fallout New Vegas
Heavenly Sword
Playstation All -Stars Battle Royale
Prototype 2 (special edition)
Portal 2
Resistance Fall of Man

For Sale Tall dining table & chairs

Tall dining table 120x80 with 2 bar stools.
Pick up between 17 and 20 October 2 km from Archez.
€50,- ono
labedabe at gmail dot com

For Sale Family sized tent

Family sized tent for sale
it has 3 bedrooms and a largish living area
bought in the UK.
Selling for 180 €
(new cost just under 300 €)
sorry no photo.
tel.- 625319323 Jacqui or

For Sale Scooter

Selling my Peugeot vivacity scooter (50cc)
13 years old, one owner, papers in order,
ITV til june 2015,
tax paid, new tyres.
Newly upholstered seat, 
Good little run around,
selling as I no longer use it.
350 €
Photos available
Tel.- 625319323 or email

For Sale Ergonomic Chairs

two chairs for sale -
covers need changing.
Also a Lamp
Call 610 795869.

For Sale - Sewing Mini Machine with accesories

 With accessories. € 20.
Call 610 795869.

For Sale - Turbine Vacuum

 Brand Bestron AI400S.
Manual, with all accessories.
 € 30
610 795869. .
Llamar Torrox

For Sale 2 x Router Wireless - De-Coder & TDT

 All 30 €.
Call 610 795869.

For Sale Television

32 'brand Phillips, surround sound equipment.
It works perfectly.
€ 100.

Call 610 795 869.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

One Month - Nina. Help Please

It is now one month since our cat "Nina" went missing in the Torrox Urbanisation/Torrox Camping area.
She escaped from the transport taking her to her new home and we have had no reported sightings since then.
She is very identifiable by her short,stubby and bent tail.
She is a grey tortoiseshell with a very slight hint of ginger.
She has been living with us for 10years in Competa and although now domesticated she still retains her campo cat instincts and is a good hunter.
If someone has taken her in and she is settled then that would be OK with us.
She is micro-chipped and when she disappeared was in very good health for a 12 year old.
Any sightings or info. would be very welcome and please contact us on 952 553553.
Thank you

Gardener Required

Experienced gardener required for large garden near Periana.
Must have own transport ,strimmer and hedge cutter and Spanish spraying licence .
Generally 10-12 hours per week but flexible to suit you
Email your details to

Help Needed from Old Bikers......

a bit out there, but does anyone know where I can buy any 'gunk' or 'jizer' degreaser from
If you have ever messed with old bikes or cars then you will know what I am looking for
( or a good Spanish equivalent ).

Groomer of Large Dogs Please

Does anyone know a groomer that can groom large dogs around the Nerja/Frigiliana/Torrox area please.
I would be grateful for you to reply to Digame so others can see any recommendations.
 Thank you Jay     and
    digametorrox @

Osteopath recommendation

For a number of weeks I have had increasing problems with my back, which ended up with sleeping at night in an armchair. 
After seeing an advert in Digame for Bianca, Clinica Casa Blanca, Torrox Costa, I booked an appointment and have to say I am absolutely thrilled with the treatment and the difference in my back. 
After one appointment I could sleep in bed again, which was a relief in itself.
My second appointment has resulted in my back almost returning to normal and I have a final appointment this week.
I have to thank Bianca for her extremely gentle and effective treatment and Digame for having such information at my fingertips. 
Many thanks to you both.
Kind regards,

Oscar Pinazo Linan -Recommendation

I would like to thank Digame website for the services once again
This man Oscar has just done my E.P.C.
Also registered all the details in Malaga,with the Junta of Andalucia.
He couldn't have done a better service,would recommended him for this service
Also he does repairs on most electric appliances.
Maybe some flowers for him Digame friends.
Kind Regards
Terry Martin 


Does anyone know where I can get approx 1 cubic metre of rubble,to fill in a pond,
Nerja area,

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Needed Please

If anyone can recommend a company that does fire extinguisher maintenance in or around Nerja,
I´d appreciate a head´s up.
Many thanks!

Wedding Photographer

Check out this site:- and select the 'in love' page for examples of Argentinian photographer Daro Gallo's work.
He speaks very good English and is a charming chap.
(Based Malaga/Nerja).

Removal Services

My name is Zef from Maxwell's Removals
 My services are back to UK or to Ireland return
 20sq meters and passenger if required
Leaving to UK in 7 days with space available.

Radio Experience with Hannah

This week is your last chance to make a bid as we will be announcing the winner on August 31st
COMPETA ROCKS ON VOUCHER up for grabs, just make me a bid!
The person who won the RADIO EXPERIENCE with the lovely Hannah Murray including overnight stay in the NH Hotel San Pedro (room only) has kindly given it back to me in order that we can raise a few more euros for our nominated charities Cudeca and Axarquia Animal Rescue.
So if you are a frustrated radio presenter, interested in how a radio show is put together or just a bit nosey then this is a fabulous opportunity.
I've been there and I promise you will have fun.
An evening walking the prom in San Pedro will also be delightful.
There are date restrictions but we will do our best to work with you, Hannah and the hotel so everyone is taken care of.
If you are interested then please email me with your bid. The best bid will win and will be announced on August 31st 2014
Equally if you have any questions then again email me
Thank you!

Cotswold Legbar Hens.....

.A strange question I know.
Does anyone know if it's possible in Spain anywhere to buy Cotswold Legbar hens for laying?
And also thanks to all the replies I received previously  in response to a post about the functionality of and alternatives to the NOW TV box in Spain.
killiesatzooma AT google mail DOT com.
Or 622253854.

Couriers & Postage Advice Please?

Courier/Postal service?
Shipping Hoovers around Spain?
Any experience of posting large items please?
Approximate costs? Reliability? damage?
Length of time?
Really would be helpful especially upright hoovers that cant be boxed!

Free Banking with Cajamar

I also have free banking with Cajamar, like Louise, and I have the 2013 savings account.  It is a special savings account into which you put €2013 exactly. 
This amount is NOT covered by the European banking protection agreement, as this element is in the co-operative / social capital part of Cajamar, not the commercial banking part (sorry if that's not very clear - I don't fully understand it myself!).  As for finding the account, they have a different system here - offers are not standardised for anyone it applies to, so cannot be put on the website or on posters in branches, as we are used to in the UK. 
Offers are personalised based on your track record in the bank, and each branch manager has the flexibility to put together an offer for each customer. 
I had a fascinating meeting with the branch manager in Colmenar (learning and then forgetting about the co-operative aspects of the bank) and was then offered the 2013 account (still available despite its date-related name!) and a very good savings account paying me 3% interest. 
As Louise said, having the 2013 account also cancels other charges.  I hope that is at least moderately clear!  The trick is that you have to go and have a meeting with your local manager.
Following a request for more information:
You have to go in to the bank in person to open a Social Capital Account.
As with opening any bank account, you need ID and have to sign the relevant documents.
You can be a resident or non-resident.
Note that annual Non-Resident taxes are a separate issue and are paid by every NR regardless.
Hope this helps.

Holiday company joins forces with for Expats in Spain:

A UK holiday firm aims to rule the waves for British expats living in Spain by offering cut-price cruise deals from local departure points such as Malaga, Palma and Barcelona, through
 UK firm is making a concerted effort to bring affordable cruising within reach of the hundreds of thousands of expats living in Spain.
 The company is a franchise of the Global Travel Group Ltd, part of CVC Capital Partners who own brands such as The AA Motoring Organisation and Debenhams.
Read more by Clicking on Continue>>

What's on Lew's Torrox Costa Football & Roasts

Come to Lews Torrox Costa and watch Milton Keynes Dons v Man Utd 21.00pm on Tuesday 28th.
Mid-Week Roast - Come to Lews Torrox Costa for a mid week roast enjoy chicken or beef yorkshire pudding roast potatoes peas carrots broccoli and cauliflower with lashings of gravy come join us this Wednesday.

What's on The Rooters gigs this coming weekend:

Friday 29 August
Bar Cerezo
Canillas de Albaida
Tel: 699 933026
From 8.30 - 11.30

Saturday 30 August
Bar Fernan/El Recreo (behind the Town Hall)
Tel: Bar Fernan 952 553351, El Recreo 952 516043
From 9.00-12.00

Sunday 31 August
Restaurante Maria
Hotel Balcon, Competa
Reservations: 952 553662
From 8.00-11.00

What's on Jam session in Namasté

What's on - Quiz at the Cerezo Bar in Canillas de Albaida.

1.50 per person maximum 4 to a table.
Prizes for each round and prizes for the winning table, also there is a raffle and a draw in which winner take all.
Please book in advance as last month it was very busy.
Hope to see you all there.
We guarantee a fun night!!

What's on - Dutch Musicians

Dear Digame,
We are a music-loving group of Dutch musicians playing this week live music this area.
Concert agenda Good Old Boys, August 2014.
Monday evening - 25 August, 2014 - Bacuba Bar, La Herradura
Thursday evening - 28 August,
2014 - Boatyard Bar, Nerja
Friday evening, 29 August, 2014
- Casa Maria, Torrox
Saturday evening, 30 August, 2014, Los Amigos, Torrox

Wanted Concrete Mixer Urgently

Does anyone have a concrete mixer in good working order that they no longer need.
Ours is on it's way out, after heavy use, and another one is needed as soon as possible.
We are in the Competa area but will collect elsewhere and consider any reasonable price.
Please reply to Frank on 633089477
email lizandfrankontour at

For Sale White, Sliding Reja

Second hand white sliding reja

900 wide 2060 high 

65  euros

Velez area can deliver in  Nerja

tel 660597894

Monday, 25 August 2014

WLTM Simba!

My name is Simba,
I´m a Chihuaha and almost 3 years young.
I am looking for "Love....¨.
I would like to meet a person with a big heart to match my own.
My hobbies include walking, playing and generally doing fun things.
 I like candle lit dinners for 2 ( I enjoy good food ) socialising and cuddling up infront of the telly.
My heart  was crushed by my previous partner so please only contact me if you are to be my one true love for the rest of my life.
My foster Mom checks all my correspondence:
Competa 658 409 531
learnreikiinspain at gmail dot com

Danish Speaking Walking Guide Needed Please

We are looking for a person who speak fluent Danish for groups of walking for next year.
Please contact to
Maria Lopez
Hotel Balcon de Cómpeta
Telf. +34 952 553662

Re: Free Banking with Cajamar ?

Louise kindly put the information on Digame about free banking with Cajamar with high interest in a Social Capital Account.
 I have looked on Cajamar website at the accounts they offer and nowhere does it mention this account.
Be grateful if Louise could give a bit more info on Digame.
 Many thanks
digametorrox @

Parking Maria Zambrano Train Station

Has anybody any experience of using meet and greet parking services at Maria Zambrano train station in Malaga.
We are travelling by train from Malaga and need to park our car for 8 days with a reliable company and preferably not one that offers mini bus transfer that can take  20-30 minutes. 
There are a couple of companies on the Internet that offer a meet and greet service at the train station  has anybody out there used such a service and if so which company?
Please reply to Mdminspain at gmail dot com
and digametorrox @

Wedding Photograper - Recommendation

Lynda and Brendan were looking for a wedding photographer. 
Although I haven’t used Tye Prints Photography myself, I have seen his photographs and they look fantastic.
I know Josh (the photographer) and I am sure he will work to deliver what you are looking for,
 Have a great day.
Editor: There is a second Ad later in the Blog

Frubes ?

I have little children visiting soon and have had a request to get them some  Petits Filous "Fubes"  (Fromage Frais)
Apparently they are in tubes and can be frozen.
I live in Competa but shop on the coast around Nerja to Torre Del Mar - so anywhere around those areas would be ok. 
Replies to Digame please.
  digametorrox @

Bee Keeping

In response to the recent question about beekeeping -
 there is a group on Facebook for beekeepers, bee enthusiasts, honey lovers in Andalucia
Here's the link or just copy & paste
'beekeepers, bee enthusiasts, honey lovers in Andalucia'
into the search box and you should find it
Barbara C

Recovery Basics When PC Won't Boot Windows by DoctorLaptop

I have seen a surge this month in Windows PCs failing to complete loading on boot up. The majority of these are Vista units, but also some Win 7. The PC begins the startup but freezes at some point, before or after signing in, and never gets to the Desktop. Before you panic try these steps first. It may save you a visit to The Doctor!
1. Unplug the AC and take out the battery out of laptops. Hold the power button down for 15 seconds. Reinsert AC and battery. Start and see if that fixed it.
2. Startup in Safe Mode by tapping on F8 button (Del on a few models) after pushing the power button until the first greeting screen closes or you hear a beep. Choose Safe Mode. After it loads, do a System Restore back to a time before symptoms first appeared. This will remove the bad updates and/or video driver. Restart, and if all goes well you can then go do Win Updates safely as Microsoft has removed the bad updates now.
3. Remember that Windows Repair Disc I have been nagging you to create? Well this is exactly what it is for! Boot from Repair Disc, then on the repair tool menu choose System Restore. Restore back to a time before symptoms first appeared. Note that if you don't have a Repair Disc you can use most other Windows Install Discs, as long as it is the same version of Windows. Just choose REPAIR instead of INSTALL when prompted.
If these steps fail then you either need to do a lot of Googling and reading, or you can call The Doctor. Typically the repair involves removing bad updates and/or replacing a corrupted video driver, and checking/patching the Windows' system integrity using command line tools.
DoctorLaptop, Nerja, near Lidl market, mobile: see website email: doctorlaptop at
Windows XP/Vista/7 repairs only 15/hr. Win8/Mac/Linux/VaioHardware/Networks 20/hr.
Repairs, installs, and custom lessons for all ages! House calls no extra charge, but I will need a lift.

Wedding Photographer

I'm a professional photographer and have worked in portraiture for the last ten years, including weddings, and also have a fine art practice with work shown at The Photographer's Gallery in London and the last seven years in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and exhibitions.
My style for weddings is relaxed, reportage, capturing the celebrations in an unobtrusive way, whilst also incorporating some private time with the bride and groom and any family and group shots requested.
I usually recommend starting the day's photography with the bride getting ready or the wedding breakfast and leave after cutting the cake. 
The Axarquía area provides fantastic opportunities for intimate shots in a landscape special to you, and this can be included as part of the wedding shoot or as an additional package. 
My commercial website is currently under reconstruction but if you're interested in finding out more please contact Nikki at

Sun Tan Cream & Pools - Thanks

Would just like to say thank you for all the helpful advice which was very much appreciated..
I have used a combination of two or three and the pool is great again. 
(Plus the grandchildren have now departed............).

Space Bags

If you want 'space bags' for just getting from one place to another, or even for storing..
The size and shape you want.
Try normal 'poly bags'  vacuum suck the air out and knot.
Wrap sticky tape round the complete package over the knot to 'seal', then another strip round the other way, tightly...
More if wanted.
We took duvets back to the UK this way in the car, no probs, have brought things back from the UK by the same method, once the case was shut if punctured the object could not go far.

String Quartet Needed Please

I have 2 friends getting married in Frigiliana in September 2015. 
They would really like to have a string quartet to play in the church. 
Does anyone know where I could source such a service please? 
Please reply to
 renadunne at hotmail dot com.
Many thanks

Free delivery of tools - correction to email address

pleases find enclosed the correct email
curtainjoyce.wilkinson@gmail .com
very sorry

The Nerja Town Hall Foreigners Department informs of the following news:

 Once again we have different gas companies knocking on everyone’s door to make the gas revision. We have received complaints informing us that they intend by all means to convince you to let them into your house saying that they have to make the gas revision and if not, they will cut the gas.
 Also, they can charge extremely high prices.
Say no and do not let them into your house.
If they insist and are abusive, phone the Police.
These are the main points you have to know:
1)    A gas revision is compulsory every 5 years. The installation has to be inspected for your own safety to avoid gas accidents. Many houses may not have a proper gas installation and this can be dangerous. Only your official gas bottle supplier can tell you the date when your gas revision is due, according to your gas supply contract. Contact Repsol (orange bottles), tel. for Nerja and the Axarquía area 952 40 6904, or Cepsa (silver bottles), tel. for Nerja and Frigiliana area 952 52 1593.                                   
2)    Only a qualified gas technician Instalador de Gas, can make the gas revision. A plumber or anyone else should not do it unless they are qualified as an authorized Instalador de Gas. It is you who has to choose any technician or company that you wish to make the gas revision with. Phone them previously to arrange an appointment for them to come to your house. The technician has to show you his personal identity card Documento de Identidad, which must coincide with the name and details shown on the certificate you will be given if the gas installation is in order.
3)    A normal gas revision costs 40 € to 60 €. It includes the changing of the rubber tubes, checking if your installation is safe and giving you the certificate stating at the top “Certificado de Revision Periodica”. Any other certificate may not be valid for insurances in case of a gas accident. If your installation is not safe and needs to be modified, the gas technician will give you a report called Informe de Anomalias, specifying the works to be carried out. Ask the price and set out a date to do the necessary modifications.
The gas revision is to be done by the owner of the property or by a long term tenant if so agreed with the owner, never by a holidaymaker.
Obtain information before making the gas revision, calmly and without rushing, never on the same moment that they knock on the door.
This will help you to avoid bad experiences. For further information, phone the Industrial Delegation of Malaga at
 tel. 902 113 000.

What's on Potters Bar Quiz Tonight !

Dave Jamieson will be hosting his weekly quiz in Potters Bar, Nerja, on Tuesday, August 26, 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.

Festival Of Luna Mora

Join the Phoenix Club on the evening of the 6th September 2014 visiting the village of Guaro which is celebrating their annual Festival of Luna Mora.
It is a sort of homage to the three cultures, Muslim, Jewish and Christian that have left their stamp on the municipality.  For two weekends, the village completely changes its appearance and turns into a medieval Arabic bazaar bustling with activities and people who come to see more than 20,000 candles that at night light up the whole village.
Artisans from all over the country offer their high quality items for sale under candlelight.  Ceramics, handicrafts, moroccan wares, diversified cuisine and music, especially Andalusian, Belly dancers, story tellers, wood carvers, acrobats and jugglers all help to add to the atmosphere.
Depart Algarrobo (Lidl) at 17.30 and returning from Guaro half past midnight.
Price €14pp (children 1/2 adult price)
For info on all our events call Gail on 951067723, 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 in the restaurant above Supersol in Torre del Mar between 11.30 and 1.30 (summer time opening).  Bookings and payments can be made from 11.45 onwards.  Do come along and meet us.

What's on - Pavo Real BBQ Night Wednesday

 Wednesday is BBQ night
8-pm till late
All you can eat 9-95pp
Vegetarian menu options
plus entertainment

Bookings phone: 654 86 90 83

Come along for a great night out for all the family.

What's on at the Axarquia Racing Club

 Friday 29th August. 
We have another Friday spectacular with the fabulous
 ''Silver  Beats''.
The number one Beatles tribute band in Southern Spain.
 20.00hrs start.
A rare chance to see this band in the Torrox area. 

Saturday 30th August
A welcome return for a Racing Club favourite
''Billy Preacher & Sons''.
Hosting a jam and open mike
(musicians please bring your own instruments).

This is a great band playing rock,blues and more.
Come and join in or just enjoy the music.
You will not be disappointed.
Sunday 31st August. Please note we are closed this coming Sunday.

Bar opens at 18.00. Food(Pizza/BBQ) available from 18.30. 
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.
Summer terrace now open. Non members most welcome. Entry free.
For more info or to make a reservation contact Luis on 654 715 382.

For Sale Free.....

“Free“ Circular Thatched Sun Canopy  (Sombrilla)
Approx 1.7m diameter, metal frame with circular  mounting clamp.  Wooden mounting post 3m x 10cm.
One year old  but has never been erected or used. Thatch was yellow but has faded in the sun.
Excellent condition.
Available free to anyone who would like it.  Buyer collects  but I will help load it on your vehicle.
A photo of the sun canopy can be emailed if required.
Contact Peter on 622761458