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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Crinkly hose

Not sure that it’s what you want, but the Ferretería Mavi on the bend on the main road in Torrox Pueblo has a hose which curls up.
On cursory inspection, it looks robust and I would certainly buy one for small tasks like cleaning patios, watering plants, etc if I weren’t in an apartment.
Editor writes - That's It! Every woman has her limits when it comes to anything Crinkly or Wrinkly. No more Hose information - thank you.  Jane

The Padron - Important News from the Town Hall of Nerja

 The Padron Town Population List, is very important.
According to the amount of people registered on the Padron, the Town Hall will receive funds from the Government to offer services such as doctors, police, schools, infrastructure, firemen and social care.
The average amount received for each person registered on the Padron is around 90 € per year.
If you live in Nerja 3, 4 or 5 months every year, you should register on the Padron.
Please come to the Nerja Town Hall Foreigners Department and register.
Documents to present: (copies accepted)
•    NIE certificate (a white sheet) or Resident certificate / card (a green sheet or card). Please note that bringing the NIE number written on a piece of paper is not valid.
•    Passport or Identity Card.
•    One of the following receipts in your name:
    electricity, water, telephone, Internet, gas, rental contract, IBI or title deeds (Escritura).                            
    Foreigners must renew the Padron every 2 years, as they would be taken out of this population list if the renewal is not made, with the corresponding economic loss for the Town Hall. Normally, you will receive a reminder letter asking you to renew your Padron, but it is preferable to confirm personally.
    Please come and check that you are still on the Padron.  It is very easy. Come and see Jacky at the Town Hall Foreigners Department on the ground floor, Mondays to Thursdays from 10:00 to 14:00. July and August from 10:00 to 13:30 with a copy of your
•    NIE certificate (a white sheet)     or
•    Residencia certificate or card (a green sheet or card)
Just bringing the NIE number written on a piece of paper is not valid.
Several languages, such as English, French, Italian and a bit of German, are spoken in this office.

CAMPO in Competa appeals for Thespian Volunteers!

CAMPO would like to establish the volunteers ready for our Panto "Old Mother Hubbard" taking place on November 27th, 28th and 29th.
So many of you have already said you wish to help so I have listed out below the type of help we require, please let me your area of interest.
Needed for the full term of rehearsals commencing early September -
Prompter - to help the actors with their lines
Needed September to assistant our dress designer and maker - further dress makers
Needed October onwards -
Props assistant - to help source all props required and to arrange on stage for the shows or to hand to the actors.
Curtain/Scenery crew - to operate the curtains and turn scenery as necessary during the performances
Needed in November -
Dressers for the performers - to help where necessary with costume fittings/quick changes
Hair and make up artists -
Front of house Manager - to organise the rota for the doors on the nights and all the bits that go with it, decoration etc
Front of House helpers
Please contact Mave on 952 516 632 or (y not g mail)
Thanks for your continued support to raise funds for much needed local charities.

Non-residency certificate.

Non-residency certificate.
I went on my online Spanish bank account and saw that a bill of 37euros had been paid to the General Directorate of Police.
Reason is, " Result of an application for non- residency certificate,made to the General Directorate of Police,to accredited status as a non- resident."
A non-residence authorisation charge was included in the charge.
As I know nothing about this,I wondered if any Digamites  have had a similar experience.
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Microwave problem

I purchased a Panasonic microwave 10 months ago .
Plastic film on door is coming loose causing condensation problems.
Is this dangerous?
Panasonic don't want to help.
Anyone else come across this problem? thanks.

Hairdressers - Recommendations

(1)My wife uses a Spanish hairdresser in Puente don Manuel,she does
unisex and her prices are very good.Her name is Susana.
Unlike some of the British run premises in the same area,Susana can do
the same job for less than half of what they charge
Example 75 Euros at Expats premises ,Susana charges 30 Euros for the
same thing A mans haircut is just 7 Euros..
If you know where they hold the Friday Market at Chiriquita
you go in through the gate there is a cafe on your left called
Rendezvous and Susana has a little shop next door .in between the cafe
and the fruit shop.
She speaks enough English to understand what you require,She does not
advertise because she does not need to and has been there longer than
any of the others I'm sorry I cant find her phone number but if you
are interested I will go down to the village and get it for you.
All the best
To the lady who asked for info. about a good hairdresser - try Karen
in La Zubia near Benamargosa.   She is just off the riverbed and her
phone no. is 639 791 408.  We have been going to her for 6 or 7 years
and she is an excellent cutter.

How to Scrap a Car ?

How can I scrap my car?
Where to do it?
Will I get a paper?
Will I get paid?
If you know the procedure, please share.
Answers can be sent to digametorrox at hotmail dot co dot uk.

Re Residencia Question

After receiving conflicting information about the need to renew the residencia certificate ​(green A4 type) ​I did some further research. At the time of issue I was told it was permanent and did not need to be renewed but since then have been told several times that in fact itneeds to be renewed after 5 years.
So I Googled and found an article from this year which appeared in an expat magazine which was discussing this very topic.
The reporter wrote to the relevant department and received the attached reply.
There is no requirement to renew your residencia (although if you want the credit card sized one you can pay and queue outside the commisaria and obtain one voluntarily).
The reporter suggested printing out the letter and carrying it with your residencia certificate as apparently police have occasionally also insisted that you renew or be fined!
This only applies to those from EU countries.
Re: Residencia. I went through the process about 8 months ago, and from what I heard the rules have become stricter. You do need proof of health insurance, and only showing your card does not suffice. I had to present a letter from the insurance company, directed to me personally, stating that I was insured with them.
If you don't have 5000 Euros in the Bank, then you need proof of a steady monthly income which has to be over 600 Euros a month. Make sure all your documents are stamped.
Hope this helps! Patricia.
About Residencia Renewal: my wife and I have renewed ours. We were not asked any questions about health insurance or our income.


According to a neighbour where I live in the campo, my land is not correct. 
So I was wondering if anyone has any dealings with this type of problem and could recommend someone.
Thanks Norman
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Haza de Rila

Just wondering if anybody knows why the water bill from Haza de Rila was so late this month and why it contained no meter readings or the usual calculation of the bill.
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digametorrox @   

Health Insurance

I have two insurers available for health insurance dkv and prevision medica both offer top level cover with various premiums tailored to your needs.
Please feel free to call 951390700 or email providing your date of birth and post code
Kind regards

Therapy centre Torrox Costa

Therapy centre for Osteopathy, Pain Therapy, Massage, Lymphatic drainage, Bowen Technique, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy and much more at Torrox Costa.
Clinica Casa Blanca since 2008.
Massage from 15 Euro 30 Minutes. O
ther treatments from 20 Euro 60 Min.
Whole body massage 39 Euro 75 minutes.
Special massage offers from 3 sessions.
Book 10 Massages and get the last one free.
Book 5 Massages and get 50 % off the 5th. Each session paid separately.
Gift Vouchers and Forever Living products available.
Urb. Jardines del Mar, Bloque C 3, Torrox Costa ( the coast road N 340 heading towards Nerja, 1 Km at the traffic lights at Penoncillo ).
Webside: :
E mail:
 Please call Bianca Bojahr on Tel.: 659 374 673 or 952 967 628. ( also home visits ).

Whats On - La Casa Hotel & Restaurant

This Friday 1st August curry/disco at Hotel La Casa Torrox Pueblo
Come and join us for a fantastc fun filled evening with our delicious home made curries including Lamb, Chicken and Vegetarian, with Basmati rice, naan bread, Mango Chutney and homemade Raita and salad (eat as much as you want) only  11.95 per person!!
Then dance the night away with sounds from across the decades with DJ Les!!
If you would like to eat, you need to reserve a place, food served at 8.30 pm Drinkers only welcome after 9.30pm
Saturday 9th August live music from Billy Preacher and sons.
For further information or to book please call, Karen Sarah or Neil on 952535471.
Hotel La Casa
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox 29770,
Malaga, España.
Tel/Fax +34 952 53 54 71

Long Term Rental Nerja

I have a 3 bedroom townhouse available for long term rental in the La Noria area of Nerja.
 It has a large terrace/garden area and underground parking for 2 cars and is situated in a nice gated community with pool etc.
Please call 618226056 for more details

Wanted long term rental in Nerja

Hi all!
I am looking for a long term rental Nerja. Ideally on or within walking distance to the Rio Chillar (so Exotica/Almijara/etc...will also be considered).
We need at least three bedrooms for our little family (my husband, our two small children, the cat and I).
A garden or land is essential, but a pool is not.
A bath would be a HUGE bonus!
We are happy to rent unfurnished or part furnished as we have some furniture of our own, but will obviously consider fully furnished too.
We are in no rush to move as our current landlords have told us we are able to stay here as long as we like, but our reason for moving from our current house is to be closer to my husbands parents (who are on the rio chillar).
Price is negotiable.
If you have or know of anything going, please either whatsapp me on 673096292 or email me at
Thank you for all of your help!

Wanted - Bike for 6yr old

Does anyone have a bike for sale suitable for a 6 year old boy.
email or
tel  Sharon 648580133

Wanted -Car

Car wanted-- looking for car for sale
good condition, price max :800euros
joseph  695112077
josepiesan at gmail dot com

For Sale Wine Goblets

Set of 5 silver plated on brass Wine Goblets made by HEJL of Denmark.
Each goblet is 13cm tall with top diameter of 6.5cm,
attractive twisted stem design.
25 euros ono.
All proceeds to Axarquia Animal Rescue.
Vinuela area or can meet at the coast.
Contact Diane on 660824513
or email campodog09 at Hotmail dot com

For sale B&Q Portable air conditioner.....Bike Rack

B&Q Portable air conditioning,
Dehumidifying and Air Circulating fan.
As new.
On wheels so easy to move.
Remote control
100 euros

2 bike rack for 4x4 or hatch 40 euros
Torrox campo area
Ray 672885140

For Sale 1999 Land Rover Discovery

1999 Land Rover Discovery TD5 automatic 113,000 miles
Spanish plates
ITV March 2015.
Right hand drive.
Good condition.
Owner returning to UK. 
2,200 euros o.n.o.
Transfer included in price.
Tel. 951322120 or mobile 676224487.
Puente Don Manuel area.

For Sale Wheelchair

Lightweight folding wheelchair.

Reasonable condition.

25 euros.

Torrox area badgerdot101atlivedotcom

For Sale Mountain Bike Bicycle

Mountain Bike Bicycle brand O'Neill.
Four gears.
Good condition.
Just change tires.
€ 60.
Call 610 795 869.

For Sale 8 School Chairs

8 School Chairs

All € 50.

Call 610 795 869.

For Sale - Skates+ Skateboard

perfect game Skates+ Skateboard

€ 50.

Call 610 795 869.

For Sale Over 500 CD selected music

Over 500 CD selected music:
Classical, Jazz, Rock & Pop, Latin, Singer songwriter.

Included with the cabinet.
All for 300 €.
Call 610 795869

Monday, 28 July 2014

Adopt us - The Miracle Pups!

These are the miracle pups, born May 2014.
Their mother, a small podenco, was spayed in 2010 but still managed to give birth to these gorgeous healthy puppies.
They have all been well socialised, so love being cuddled and played with.
They are nearly house trained, and are learning to sit for their food etc.
They are all lovely puppies who have been used to living with the family and with other dogs.
The mother is a small podenca approx 45cm to shoulder height, and the father was just a little bit bigger. Both are very gentle-natured dogs.
Cappucino is female and mainly brown with some darker markings and a small white patch on her chest.
Big Lad is male, and is mainly black with some tan markings.

Spot is female and mainly black with some tan markings and white chest.
They are all free to a good home.

She was difficult to photo being all black, but we have many more photo's of Spot and the other pups that we can send.

 If you can offer any of the puppies a home, please contact (+34) 619 961 199 or email

Rosa the Cat is back!

Three weeks ago I did adopt two (2 years old) cats. Formely they lived in Cruz del Monte.
..but than I lost one of them on the sunday when there was the fire nearby Competa..
A week ago I did get the good news (thanks to the question I posted on this blog) the cat
(Rosa with the red stripe on her forhead) was seen in her 'old' environment at Cruz del Monte!
So she is still alive and okay. She did eat 3 times a cup of catfood and drinked water.
After 2 weeks she appeared again.
So I'm happy to be able to bring the good news.
She is (hopefully) still in the neighborhood of Cruz del Monte
and maybe I'll try again to take her to the new home.
Although there is a chance she will walk back again.
I do put food and water near her former home so every now and than if I'm in the neighborhood of Cruz del monte. (but also other cats do eat that I think.)
So thank you for the possibilities of this blog!
Otherwise i wouldn't have known that the cat survived and had such a good instinct to go back to her old home.
The other cat, Lizzy, is more around the house, but is also taking long walks in the valley.
I see her once in 3 days when she comes for food and water.
0034-722539488 / 0031-650408977 / lieuwkeloth ad hotmail dot com


We found this little girl on our doorstep this morning, after the Feria in our village.
We have fallen in love with her but are unable to keep her as we have two older cats.
She is most probably 6-8 weeks old and is eating and drinking well.
She has small paws so most probably will not be a large dog.
 Can anyone give her a good home?
Telephone 952403898 or mobile 669209311 or

Residencia Renewal Question.....

Our residencia is due for renewal, my wife and I are both under 65 and have lived here since 2008.
We have been told that when we renew the new criteria is that we must have private health insurance and
have at least €5000 in the bank or proof of pension income.
Has anyone been through this process recently? or know if this is true?
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Mag 250 instruction manual

I Googled and found the instruction manual here..
Hope this helps.

Hairdresser Recommendations Needed Please

I am looking for a hairdresser who does not think the use of a pair of thinning scissors is good cutting.
I do not want to see daylight through my
hair or to look as though rats have been gnawing at the ends.
Any recommendations please.
Torre del Mar area or vicinity.
Replies to Digame as I am sure I am not the only one
seeking help.
digametorrox @

Tail Dog Charity - Please Help !

This is a plea for your help,during the 'silly season' with our volunteers holidaying or with family visiting, we are struggling to staff the 2 shops in  Torrox Costa .
More importantly the Kennel, which is housing upwards of 65 dogs and puppies, really needs some kind and hardworking souls to mop out , feed and pet them .
So please if you have a morning to spare for either the shops or refuge ,the shops open 10-2 and you will meet some great people doing their bit to keep this refuge open
The refuge is very near Lidl in Torrox and we have parking too , so if you fancy getting your hands dirty and getting rewarded with a lick, join the friendly team .
For a bit more info you can call Sue on 629 501 173.
Thanks for reading this appeal

Handyman with a Van -

Available for light removals, (storage facility available) collection of items from stores, e.g., IKEA, Leroy Merlin (assembly if required).
Carpet and upholstery cleaning using professional equipment.
All household maintenance, building projects, painting (internal and external), including gardening and any odd jobs around the house.
 I provide my own tools and equipment.
(19 years employed by an international removal company)
1 man and van 18 euros per hour.
2 men and van 30 euros per hour.
All possessions treated with care and attention.
Packing boxes can be supplied prior to removal.
All other services - price on request. Daily or hourly rates.
No job too small.
Available 7 days per week, covering Malaga to Nerja, including inland. Other areas considered
Contact me:
Fred - tel 657130468 Mobile. 951167133 Landline
email -

Swedish couple looking for work!

Hi! We are a Swedish couple that just moved in to Archez, Cómpeta and we're looking for work.
Everything in 50 km area is interesting.
Jan-Åke, 36 years old. I have my own buisness in Sweden but would like find a job here in Spain.
Elementary school
Upper secondary school (mechanic and heavy vehicle service)
Truck driver
Excavator operator
Driving license (a + b + be + c + ce)
1997 – 2000 Employee at “Klövsjö Gräv AB”
2000 → Owner of “Klövsjö Gräv AB”
Beyond that, I have installed suspended ceilings, driven groomer, worked in ski lifts, etc.
Language: Swedish English
Understand and I can make myself understood in Danish and Norwegian.
I'm interested to work part-time, full-time or occasionally. I'm interested in any work that's available.
Johanna, 24 years old. I also look for a job in Spain.
Elementary school
Upper secondary school (IT/Media Graphic design such as web design, advertisment etc.)
University course (Psyciatric care/nursing)
Hairdresser education
Part-time work in a hardware store, as a telemarketer for newspapers, personal assistant and office work at “Klövsjö Gräv AB”.
Elderly Care full-time / part-time.
2011-2012 Self-employed: had a hairdressing salon in Sweden.
Language  Swedish  English
Learning Spanish
Understand and can make myself understood in Danish and Norwegian.
Driving license B
Computer experience (office, photoshop etc. )
I am also interested in any work that's available, part-time or full-time.
Please contact us:
phone: 0046761077851


Seems I'm a sort of expert on this subject.
 V.O.S means Version Original Subtitled in Spanish,
whereas V.O. means Version Original not subtitled. 
At present, they are showing Planet of the Apes at VSOE, but they have it in a different "sala" at 17.35
(one time only) in V.O. and 3D. 
That's the one we are going to try.  
Be careful with other films, some of the originals might be in German or other languages.

Back in England & now time for the bouquets for all who helped.......

The Estate Agents who for 3 years tried hard to sell our villa "Casa Andaluz"
Casa & Terreno, Team Espana, The Real Eatate Agency, Country Properties (a special mention for Anton who tried so hard) & of course Yvonne of Competa Properties who finally sold the villa. Many thanks to you all & we would not hesitate in recommending all of you.

A special mention for David Judge of Procosol whose advice is always spot on & who managed to save us some money when we followed his advice, thanks again.
Our Solicitor Paloma Conde Cabello of Torre Del Mar who has acted for us on 3 occasions & is very friendly, helpful & efficient her company handle just about everything needed from cars to taxation & of course house sales & purchases.

A very big bouquet for Tony Roam & his staff. We needed a full van load to be collected from the villa & transported to the U.K. & Tony was recommended to us as he has been many times on Digame. He arrived when he said he would to collect our goods & delivered  them safely & in one piece to the U.K & at the quoted time to the minute, his price was very competitive & his service 1st class, thanks again Tony.

Bouquets for the following watering holes, The Safari Bar where Rafael has looked after us for the last ten years we miss it very much, Buena Vista for the coffee & gateau  try getting it in Costa Coffee in the U.K. for the same price,
The Albi bar for 1st class coffee & service. All these are on the paseo at Torrox Costa.

I could go on but of course a big bouquet for the Editor goes without saying, we shall go on reading Digame every day, the content is always interesting & sometimes funny.
The sun is out here in Southern England but we will always miss Spain so everyone who is still there enjoy it & do not complain things could always be worse.
Brian & Brenda. 

Health Insurance - Response

Regarding the Kealth Insurance Question:
My wife and I have had good experience with Prevision Medica.

The Crinkly Hose Saga....

We bought one of these from the Amazon marketplace early last year.
Initially we were delighted, it was everything it said in the adverts, however, after a few weeks use it suddenly burst.
We complained to the supplier and to my surprise they replaced it without having to return the damaged one. The new one lasted about the same amount of time before it too burst. The supplier then refunded us in full and said they had a problem with this product and were no longer supplying it.
We had only used it on the terrace to water hanging baskets and pots and it was not over pressured (3-4 bar max) or stretched, it appears to have an inherent  flaw in the material covering the inner hose and when that went the hose just bulged out like a balloon.
I had it repaired with the correct crimped fitting by a Fontanera in Torrox but that also did not last as it just went elsewhere.
I have since found out that this hose can be bought (in bulk) for about 1 cent a metre from China and then companies package it to suit their markets.
I would not recommend this product to anyone due to the experience that we had and I am just grateful that we bought off such an honest supplier.
Derek R

What's On Tonight - Quiz in Nerja

Dave Jamieson is hosting his weekly quiz in Potters Bar, Nerja Today !  Tuesday, July 29, starting at 8.00pm. 
There's a cash 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 of less than four 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.
Booking a table is highly recommended, because we don't like turning people away!
 Ring Potters Bar on 95 252 2287.

What's On Fusion flamenco - El Varadero Beach Bar Torrox Costa

What's On - Lews Torrox Costa

Mid Week Roast at Lews Avd El Faro Torrox Costa
Come to Lews Torrox Costa on the 30th July from 1pm for a great Mid Week toast with a choice of Chicken Beef or Lamb served with roast potatoes yorkshire pudding or peas carrots and cauliflower and gravy .
Please contact us on 952532633
we look forward to seeing you

What's On - Racing Club, Torrox Costa

What a weekend we have lined up at The Racing Club. Live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday 1st August.

A one off Friday night with ''The Mama Paula Blues Band''.
After a successful tour of Norway and a great performance at The Mijas Blues Festival Mama Paula comes to The Racing Club with her full band.

Not to be missed. 19.30 to 22.30.

Saturday 2nd August.

A welcome return for ''Iron Bird''.
Hosting a jam and open mike
(musicians please bring your own instruments).

This is a great Malaga based band plying rock, blues,
pop and more.
Come and join in or just enjoy the music.
You will not be disappointed.

Sunday 3rd August.
A big Racing Club favourite  ''The Flying Dolphins''.
With Geof & Bondy playing hit after hit from the 60's onwards. Bring your dancing shoes. Booking advised.

Bar opens at 18.00. Food(Pizza/BBQ) from 18.30. Live entertainment from 19.00 to 22.00.
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.
Summer terrace now open. Non members most welcome. Entry free.
For more info or to make a reservation contact Luis on
654 715 382.
Diners are advised to book a table.

tables will only be reserved until 19:30.

What's On This week- new to El Varadero we have Menu of the Day!

2 courses for just 7€.
All day and evenings!
This weeks special we have a choice of 3 starters and 3 mains.
Roast chicken salad with pineapple and sweetcorn
Or sardines
Pork fillets with country potatoes
Or Hake and salad
Just 7€ per menu

Also this weekend we will also have live music
Saturday 8-11pm
Paul lockey and guests

And Sunday 3-6pm

The amazing Maika Lavera

Don't forget to book to avoid disappointment, to book call 689428730
or email
We will offer the daily specials menu all day everyday including the weekends!
For more information just contact Laura
El varadero is situated on Playazo beach Nerja!!

What's On The Rooters in Cómpeta

Saturday Aug 2

The Rooters are in the lovely Plaza Almijara (Main Square) in Competa.

To reserve a table you have a choice of restaurants:

La Casona: 952 553701,
Pericos: 952 553739 or
La Cantina: 658 338166.
9.00pm start time.

Wanted -Bed Bases

I need 2 bed bases 1m x 2m each, not the metal ones, Competa area.
Thank you.
Tel 952553718 or 628239718


 Peugeot partner or similar wanted for a friend, 1.6 or 1.9 diesel, good price and well maintained, 10 to 15 years, contac

For Sale Coffee table

Coffee table with marmol, 85 cm lengh, 42 cm high, 45 cm vide.
Torrox campo. tel 630 83 73 94.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Cinesur - confirmation

Having looked at the information published here (thanks, Pete, for the invaluable information!), can I confirm that the suffix V.O.S indicates something on the lines of Vox Original etc – i.e. those marked as such are *supposed* to be in the original language with Spanish subtitles?

DoctorLaptop's Tips #23 29 JUL14 and New Special Offer

Info for Vista die-hards
MS has decided to end the support for Win Vista Service Pack 1.  If you are a Win Vista SP1 user, you may upgrade your operating system to Windows 7 or Vista SP2 to receive future updates from MS.
MS introduced the life cycle policies for operating systems a few years ago.
Each operating system has a fixed period to receive updates. Even though the mainstream support for the operating system has ended, users of Windows Vista SP2 will receive extended support until April 11, 2017. If you upgrade to Windows 7, you will receive mainstream support until January 13, 2015, and the extended support date is January 20, 2020.
Read more at:
SPECIAL DEAL 1-15AUG: Upgrade Vista to Win 7, a clean install on a freshly formatted
drive, not just an update, plus Regenerate the Hard Disk, €40. Want me to back up your
data files and replace them in Win 7? Add €10. Hard disks over time build up errors and
bad sectors. This causes the hard disk to work less efficiently. These errors and sectors
can be recovered using maintenance tools without harm to the data, restoring previous
performance and extending the life of your hard disk. Vista is just plain slow and any Vista
computer can run Win 7, now is the time to switch!
DoctorLaptop, Nerja, near Lidl market, mobile: see website email: doctorlaptop at
Windows XP/Vista/7 repairs only 15/hr. Win8/Mac/Linux/Vaio 20/hr.
Repairs, installs, and custom lessons for all ages! House calls no extra charge, but I will need a lift.


Recently someone posted about a new contract with Endesa to save money and I went on line and filled in the forms in English it would not let me put in more than 3.43 potencia although I had 4.93 they came and changed my meter but after they had gone I found out I could not use my hot water system or my oven kettle or more than one ring on my hob my electric cuts out 10 -20 Times a day
I went to Velez endesa waited over an hour to be told they only change potencia once a year,
however I was told they would increase to 5.0 and came away with a new contract and a promise to change it within a couple of days
Guess what -  still no water or cooking any suggestions welcome I recently lost my husband so no one to advise.
Thank you email

Health Insurance Question

Hello Digamites ... quick question on Health Insurance for two Brits in their 50's, living in Spain with an NIE.
Could you please give some advice or a recommendation, as to how to proceed with obtaining this type of insurance ?
Thank you all in advance !
nedkat2 at

FW: Mag 250 IPT Tele Top Box - Advice Needed Please

Does any one out there have a set of instructions for the operation of the remote control for the above mentioned television top box.
I am happy to collect the instructions and copy them in English and return them to the owner for a small fee.
Thanking all Digamites in eager anticipation.
Tel 634367551

Free Drier

Tumble Drier in working order, free to collect from just outside Competa.
Tel: 952516346

Plumber Recommendation

To the man who needs a plumber:
Chris Wright has done work for me.
His number is 655240957

Crinkly Hose

Do people ever read the customer reviews or do a little research before buying a product?
The answer is no unfortunately not enough of us do; the hose pipe that Keith is so delighted with, as advertised on Amazon is one of the few the products  that come with an overwhelmingly negative customer review (Amazon Customer Reviews).
Come on folks the internet provides you with all the review tools you will ever need USE THEM before parting with your cash.

Phoenix Club not open this Tuesday

The Phoenix club will close its door on Tuesday 29th July as we are off on a jolly to Fuengirola Market and Iceland.
We will re-open, bright eyed and bushy tailed, on Wednesday 30th July ready to take bookings and payment from 11.45 until 1.30.
We meet at the restaurant above Supersol in Torre del Mar.
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.

Christmas in Torrox Costa - response

Certainly the Caribe on the Paseo Maritimo will be and if you ask, they usually do a very good Xmas lunch each year on Christmas day

What's On - Annie's Bar

After a great night was had by all last Tuesday night, Annies bar and Nandos bar will working together again this Tuesday 29 July.
Live music on the terrace with Flip knocking out some great tunes, must say he is good.
Nando will be doing BBQ food and Annies bar has a British menu.
Live music starts at 8.30
 Come along and enjoy live outside music
Annies bar and Nandos is behind Hong Kong Restaurant, Avda de America blq 89 Torrox Costa

What's On at Los Amigos de Torrox

What's On Gasoline at Los Amigos in Torrox Park

We are looking forward to a great night at Los Amigos next Saturday 2nd August when we welcome back the astoundingly brilliant duo Gasoline. 
This unique and very talented young twosome, Zoe and Carl, will be with us from 9 pm until midnight with their amazing repertoire of music from the 70s to now. 
We're in for a real treat!

What's On Ocean Awareness Workshops

This summer let your children discover the wonders of the ocean and understand its importance!
Karen is an oceanographer and studies the local jellyfish population in the Marina del Este (La Herradura) and surrounding coastline.
The Ocean Awareness Workshops are perfect for kids aged eight and upwards. The smaller ones are also welcome, but do need to be accompanied by an adult.
The topics for the month of August are:
v Plankton the base of the Ocean food chain
v Jellyfish and its friends
v The biggest enemy of the Ocean: Plastics
v Sea Stars, Sea Cucumbers and Sea Urchins
v The wonderful Turtles
v I want to be a little Oceanographer
v Shark are not that scary after all
v Fauna and Flora of the Costa Tropical
v Are the Jellyfish taking over the Oceans?
The Ocean Awareness Workshops are taking place right at he Port of Marina del Este (La Herradura), next to the dive center and takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9pm. Classes start at 7:30 PM.
The fee is 5 € per child. English, Spanish, French and German are spoken.
We also have closed groups for kids and/or adults.
You can choose the topic you are interested in (minimum 6 participants)!
There will be also different speeches for adults during the summer; one of them is “Are Jellyfish taking over our Oceans?”
For schedule of the talks and to book for the Workshops contact Jellyfish Research South Spain on
693 560 662 or you can email inquiries to: and
be sure to check out their Facebook page “Jellyfish Research South Spain”.

What's on Eckhart Tolle's Conference in Namasté

Tuesday, July 29 h. 19.00
Projection of "The New Consciousness" an Eckhart Tolle's Conference  (Barcelona 2007)
by Namasté cultural association il Caos e Dana Cortijo NidOleaParaje Rio Seco, 29700 Velez Málaga.
tel. 951.209.220 / mobile 687.218.645

Autovia del Mediterráneo from Málaga salida 274 Caleta de Vèlez, dirt road right in front;
Not so far from Baviera Golf

For Sale Washing Machine

Candy Washing Machine for sale.
AA+ 7.5 Kg load & 1200  rpm Spin.
In good condition Operating Manual.
€100 ono .
Buyer collects from Vinuela Area.

Tel 630333012 or


For Sale - Bicycle

Child /teenagers bicycle for sale,
6 gears,
 lights and front basket.
wheel size 24x1.75.
Very good condition.
80€ or very near offer. 
Triana area.
email marilyn dot boakes at outlook dot com.

For Sale - Various

Black iron bedheads, 2,
height: 125 cm,
width: 98 cm,

20 € for the set

incl. water tap etc.

 Probably never used!

10 €

Light curtains, 2,

golden brown,

 Length: 230 cm,

width: 150 cm:

10 €

Lace curtains, 2,
Length: 190 cm,
width: 140 cm:
 10 €

Cómpeta/La Caleta  de Velez,  email: bfogmf at gmail dot com.

For Sale Henry comes to Trapiche Market!

Henry  and 10 of his pals look forward to meeting you all at Trapiche Market on the 29th July
We will be situated outside near the entrance!  You cant miss us!! Come and say hello!
We have Hoovers and all tools available immediately, more products coming to  Spain mid August.
Super Sebo’s, Dastardly Dyson’s  Opulant Oreck’s and  many many more.
Orders can be made for other hoovers as well as other electrical items you are unable to find in Spain!
Come and have a chat to Pat and Fi. (Fee)

For Sale Juicer

Philips juice extractor - a good strong machine capable of juicing everything from lettuce to carrots, even almonds. 
In excellent condition. 
Cost €60, selling for €30.
Cómpeta area
951 239 885 or lapalmera04 @ gmail . com

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Special measures for extension of passport expiry dates .

Our passports were due to expire early September this year, but after seeing the news that the UK passport office had a large backlog of applications we were a bit worried about sending our passport for renewal as we were due to fly just before expiry.  Then I saw on 
Facebook page from the British consulate in Madrid that there is a special measure in place for passport extensions.
Go to this link for full detail of who can apply and how to do it.
The British Consulate in Malaga can be contacted on 902109356. 
You can download the pdf form from this web site,
Best to fill in before going as it makes the process much quicker. 
Make an appointment a few weeks before you need to travel and they will stamp your passport with a year’s extension from the date that you visit the consulate.  
This special measure is only in place until the UK passport office clears its backlog.
We visited last week, the staff were very helpful and it was all done in just 10 minutes. 
The best part is that it is a free service
Sunset Properties Spain

Emailing Endesa - Advice Please

I´ve send several emails to Endesa, but is do receive no reaction from them.
I´ve used this emailadress:
Is there anybody who knows how to contact Endesa by mail?
Peter in Torrox 0031613514698
Pjotr4726 at hotmail dot com & Digame too please digametorrox @

Work Needed Please

HI Digamites
Just come onto the Market---first come first served!!
My 19 Yr old son is looking for work, he speaks Spanish,English, and German--fluently, and can multi translate.
He is smart, presentable and intelligent, has his own Car and numerous smart phones, play stations, laptops ect, that need to be paid for.
Parents Bank has closed his account due to the recession.
He has previously worked in Restaurants,Garages,vets, and in the Construction Industry.
He is currently studying Computer Science at College and needs to save some cash to pay for his Petrol next term, and upkeep of HIS Guinea pig.(and motorcycle)
He is willing to accept work in the Vinuela .Velez Malaga, torre del mar,Torrox costa areas. (lives in the los Romanes area)
Photos of my  son are available on request----- basically, VG condition, full ITV. Low mileage, no rust. new Haircut.
Parents Bank


Mark the locksmith is all ways in Annies bar Torrox Costa - so he should be  - he runs it!
His number is 651596057

Crinkly Hosepipes

Had delivery today (in the UK) of a 50ft Crinkly Hose
Amazingly it came in a small box, just 10" x 5" x 4".
When I saw the size of the packet I assumed they'd sent me the wrong 15ft length.
Complete with 2 quick-off end connectors, both small and large female tap adapters and a multi jet/spray gun, all for just £16.50, including postage, from AmazonUK..
It really does extend to 50ft, I turned the tap on and had to run down the yard to keep up!
 My wife turned the tap off and when I removed the spray gun it dragged me back up the yard as it crinkled and contracted!
Joking aside it is the best bit of kit I've bought in a good while. It's actually for topping up the motorhome water tank on our travels. I've bought a small adaptor to connect the two ends together so nothing crawls in when it's stored,
Cheers, Keith

Barclays Bank

I have also read with interest, the comments posted about the ‘closure’ of Barclays Bank.  If I may offer a little advice.   Please take the trouble to speak to  the manager at the Nerja branch, to get the facts first hand.   Incorrect information posted on a blog such as this can be potentially damaging to people/businesses involved.
To the person wanting more info on this subject.please see attached link.
also article from Murcia today;-
If you "Google search" Bank closures in Spain there are loads of threads.
Hope this is of some assistance to you.
This is one of the many articles to be found if you Google 'Barclays Spain for sale' or similar.
I just read the newspapers financial pages, this is relatively “old news” and has been
around for some months now. I suggest you just Google “Barclays closing in Spain” and look at the vast number of responses. If you cannot be bothered to Google here’s a link
It’s sad but if they are not making money they will go like any other business to places where they will.
Hope this satisfies people.

Xmas in Torrox Costa

Can anyone tell me if any bars or restaurants are open over Xmas in Torrox Costa?
John B
digametorrox @

Expat PC Support -Recommendation

I would like to recommend Expat PC Support, an English guy who came to visit and fix my computer yesterday.
The man was very helpful and managed to fix two problems i was having with a Tablet and Laptop.
The price was good and he seemed to know his stuff.
His number is 693 856 508 and his website is
Located in Torre Del Mar

Plumber Needed - Now Please

I need a plumber in the Torrox Costa area next week for a small job.
Can some recommend a local plumber.
Contact me on or 00447860411114