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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Loving Home for our friendly Dog

We're looking for a home for our friendly dog- Olly
She's nearly 10 years old and has been spayed.
She has her pet passport and is micro-chipped.
She was born in Spain,but has English owners.
Unfortunately we are having to return to the UK, but will be renting and have found it impossible to find a friendly landlord who allows pets.
If you think you can offer her a home, please contact Vanessa on email:  -
we're near La Viñuela/Puente don Manuel

Lost Cat ?

Does anyone recognise this cat that has appeared on my terrace over the last couple of days. 
He/she is very timid and won't let me touch him/her but is obviously not feral.
I can't keep it as I have a cat already who has not taken too kindly to the intrusion. 
Contact Sue
I am in Nerja.

Bathroom tiling recommendation

We would like to recommend Chris Wright who recently retiled our bathroom in Nerja.
He is a superb tiler and also does related plumbing and electrical work.
Last year he tiled our toilet and shower to a similar high standard.
You can contact Chris on:

Plight of Local Dogs.......

I would like to bring to the attention of our animal-loving Digamites the appalling living conditions of some dogs which live/exist near to me.
Everything legal is being done via C.A.S., Seprona and police but all in vain.
The dogs have been in these conditions for months now.
Why is the owner keeping these dogs in such dreadful conditions?
What does he want them for?
They are obviously not pets.
If he is keeping them for breeding purposes then I pity anyone who buys a puppy from him as they will never had the learning from the mother.
Are they kept for hunting purposes, only to be abandoned when their task is done?
He only feeds them every 7-10 days, never exercises them, and when the high winds in November blew the roof off the hut the dogs were open to heavy rain and then hot sunshine for several days.
All this is happening in a very isolated hut.
When the dogs have the energy, they scream and bark, causing distress for those people who hear them.
If you examine the photos you can see the excrement, filthy water and tiny
living conditions these animals are forced to live in.
This hut is just off the Competa to Sayalonga track known as the Ridge Road.
If anyone thinks they can help please reply to and Jane will kindly send on your enquiries to me.

Posts about Posts in Digame

Where is Digame going??
When I read the title I thought "oh no, another pop at posters" how wrong I was.
All I can say to John is "Hear, hear!" 
A well written post that got to the point politely and succinctly.
John (not the same one)
Oh! Tony of Torrox Park, perhaps you should re-read the blog.
The Retro Bar has colour poster notice just below the one you say has no location shown.
They also include their telephone number for more information.  So..... happy tea Tony
from JeanB T.d.Mar

Thanks from CAS

Costa Animal Society would like to thank everyone who came to the quizzes in January.
Also thanks to the quizmasters Dave Jamieson at Potters Bar, Les Alan at the Dubliner and Laura Weatherby at Punta Lara Bar.
The three quizzes produced a total of 691 Euros for the Society.
Watch out for the dates of forthcoming quizzes in February.

Lift Needed from Velez Málaga to Valencia

I need to fetch a car from Valencia, probably later next week.
Is there anyone who is planning a journey there and would except a passenger.
Naturally, I would share the cost of fuel.

Calling upon the mercy of GPS techies

 I wonder if someone could spare me some time.
I do a lot of walking and record my walks on the iOS app 'mapmywalk'. 
I like the information that it provides but I would like to upload the results to some sort of GPS platform that I can then share with others. 
Specifically I am planning to walk  the Camino Mozárabe from Málaga to Santiago de Compostella (approx 1,200 km) and would like to record the route so that future pilgrims can use the maps that I have recorded.
I don't want a dedicated GPS gadget as my iPhone is adequate to record my walk, but the app that I am using does not seem very user friendly for sharing on a wider platform. 
I'm not entirely technologically ignorant, but so far I have not succeeded in finding a solution to this issue.
If anyone out there can offer me some time and expertise in exchange for a coffee or beer I would be most grateful. 
I live in the Cómpeta area but am happy to take a trip further afield for some help.
For anyone is interested in my Camino de Santiago, I will post a thread on Digame soon giving
more details. 
In the meantime if you would like to take a look at my blog, where I write about my Caminos and life as an expat, please see here

Auction Results ?

Does any Digamites know if any properties were sold on the “Auctions del sol” auction held on Tuesday 27th January at Hotel la Vinuela? any info would be appreciated. Mike

Pedal Bike Servicing Needed Please

Hello. I am looking for someone to service some bikes, any recommendations please. at

Motoring Questions Answered

Hi, I have recently noticed a number of questions re motoring matters on Digame.
I would like to recommend Motoring in Spain by Brian Deller which gives you all you need to know and more!
 It is also a fascinating and informative read and includes a glossary of many important motoring terms in Spanish from 'I've got a flat tyre" to "I've broken down" etc and much invaluable information about transfer of ownership, importation of cars and dealing with Trafico.
The website is also a revelation and is used to update the book.

New Indian Restaurant

Indian Palace opens 2nd Feb' in Puente Don Manuel near Atila bar.

Contact Information Needed Please

Can anyone please supply me with contact telephone number or E mail address of Liz Riley ( Resident of Competa).
She is a lady who carries out sewing alterations.( Seamstress).
Please reply to

Six Nations Rugby - Torre del Mar?

Does anyone know if anywhere in Torre del Mar or Velez-Malaga will be showing the 6 nations matches?
I don't think I can get them at home.
Thanks. Ben.

Spanish Language Classes

I offer Conversational Spanish classes to adults.
Struggling just to get by and make yourself understood?
Would you like to be conversing in the present, past and future tenses in just a few months?
Like so many others, you understand a lot and know a lot of words but can't form that knowledge into sentences?
Or you're starting from scratch and don't know where to start? 
If you want to write a novel then I'd suggest an academy and give up the next few years to study! But if you'd like to be conversing in the present, past and future tenses in just a few months then I can get you there.  
Classes are 1 hour, or 2 if desired.
A minimum of 2 people are required and maximum of 4.
5€ per person per hour.
Or if you prefer one-to-one lessons the rate is 10€ per hour. 
Based in Torrox but I can travel a bit further afield. I have a class running at Laguna Beach also if this is a more convenient location.
E-mail : or call
622 253 854.   
Thank you.
'P.S. Classes are filling up fast but I have a few slots available for full groups or just couples or individuals. Classes are currently run throughout the day and evening on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday so I'm sure I will have a slot to suit you. Thank you

Potters Bar Quiz Night - Tues Feb 3rd

 Dave Jamieson will be hosting his weekly quiz in Potters Bar, Nerja, on Tuesday, February 3, starting at 8.00pm.
There are now more prizes for the best teams plus a light tapa during the interval, for the new price of three euros entry per player.

Any size team can enter, but teams with fewer than four members get bonus points to start, whilst teams of more than six (and the previous week's winners) begin with penalty points.
Potters Bar is on Calle Andalucía, down the road from, and on the opposite side to the Hotel Villa Flamenca in Nerja.
Last Tuesday was extremely busy with 12 teams taking part so booking is recommended!
Call at the bar or ring any evening on 95 252 2287.

What's on - Retail Therapy Trip - Friday 27th February

The Phoenix Club is off for another dose of retail therapy, this time to La Canada Shopping Centre in Marbella, a huge shopping mall with many interesting and varied shops including M & S and Apple.  Not just for the ladies though, plenty of DIY shops for the lads.
Date:  Friday 27th February
Price?  €14pp coach & drivers gratuity included
Time?  0900 at Algarrobo Lidl
Plenty of time to shop and then have lunch.  We will be calling in at Fuengirola on the way home to either visit the Yorkshire Linen shop or large Dunnes and not forgetting, a quick trolley dash around Iceland.
For more information or to book call Gail on 951067723, email or catch us on the web at 
The Phoenix Club is a registered association raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK.  We meet every Tuesday (bar bank holidays) at the restaurant above Supersol in Torre del Mar between 12 noon and 2pm (winter times).  Bookings/payments can be made from 12.15 onwards.

What's on Table Top Sale - 23rd February

The Phoenix Club are having a table top sale on Monday 23rd February starting at 12 noon at our meeting place, in the restaurant upstairs in Supersol, Torre del Mar.
Do come along and p-p-p-pick up a bargain or two.  Plenty of choice from organically grown plants to home made pakoras, from casserole dishes to curries, clothes to china,  beautiful hand made jewellery, smellies, Sybil's hand crafted cards and Hilary's home made pickles and chutneys including picallili!! Yummy......
Plenty of choice, loads of books and magazines, so do pop in and afterwards you can relax with a cuppa downstairs.
Why not have a clear out, your tut will be someone's treasure - to book a table, the price is €5.  We have plenty of tables available so you don't have to bring one with you, just your wares.
To book a table call Gail on 951 067 723, pop in on any Tuesday between 12 noon and 1.30 or email

What's on Nerja Day Trips

Nerja Day Trips operate activity events and holidays in and around the Nerja area with qualified guides.
This include Hill Walking with staff who are experienced, fully first aid qualified, supported by back up communications, GPS or injuries.
 As part of our winter programme we are offering a series of open walks free to the public. 
The next walk is due on Sunday morning 8th February along the cliff tops from a beach near Maro.
 This walk is easy to medium grade but with a sharp incline at the beginning.
The guides can assist you with this or any other part of the walk if required. 
The walk is about 7km and lasts about 4 hours. 
Special clothing is not required apart from a stout pair of boots and long trousers for the shingle.
Just bring your own and food and drink.
 It is a stunning circular walk which starts and finishes at our meeting point.
We will stop midway at a superb chiringuito.
We at Nerja Day Trips look forward to sharing this experience with you.
A full description of this walk, with pictures, is available through our website.
If you wish to join in the fun please feel free to get in touch with us through the “contact us” form on our web site at

What's on - The Chi-Kung and Tai-Chi

Would you like to improve your health, with soft exercises, in a nice and warm environment?
The Chi-Kung and Tai-Chi are for all ages, helps you to relieve the stress, anxiety and increase your energy. The practice is great for your balance, strengthen your muscles, bones, and relax your mind. The method: relaxed movements focusing on your breath. The classes are held most of the year outdoor, enjoying the good weather of Axarquia.
Monday and Friday at 11:30. Torre del mar:
The old town hall´s garden, opposite the police station. Torre del mar.
Wednesday at 11:30. Nerja:
The little park behind the big sport center. Outside, NOT INSIDE THE COMPLEX!
Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00. Torrox Pueblo:
Soccer field, campo de futbol San Roque -Torrox pueblo- Competa Road. Price:
5€ per lesson
 Very important note!  The classes will be held only if the minimum required number of participants are registered. That is why you have to ring or email me so I can confirm with you the lessons.
Phone number: 633-364-400

What's on Cinema In English Jan 30 - Feb 5

Into the Woods - Dir. Rob Marshall. With Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt. Weekdays 16:00, 18:20. Sat/S
The Theory Of Everything - Dir. James Marsh. With Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones. Sat/Sun 12:00, 16:45 Weekdays 16:45.
Annie - Dir. Will Gluck. With Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz. Daily 19:10.
Wild - Dir. Jean-Marc Vallee. With Rees Witherspoon, Laura Dern.  Daily 19:45.
Nightcrawler - Dir. Dan Gilroy. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Renee Russo. Sat/Sun 14:35 Weekdays 17:00.
Into The Woods, Fury and Birdman are being shown daily. Also The Theory Of Everything, Paddington and The Hobbit  are on at the weekend. Check website for timings.
Still Alice - Dir. Richard Glatzer. With Julianne Moore. Daily 17:00, 20.30.
Whiplash - Dir. Damien Chazelle. With Miles Teller. Daily 16:00, 20:00, 22:00.
71 - Dir. Yann Demange. With Jack O'Connell. Daily 16:45.
Magic In The Moonlight - Dir. Woody Allen. With Emma Stone, Colin Firth. Daily: 22:00.
Aloft - Dir. Claudia Llosa. With Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy. Daily 16:30, 20:15.

What's on Valentine's Dinner Dance

The Phoenix Club are celebrating St Valentines Day with a Dinner 'n' Dance at the Nerja Caves Restaurant in Maro.  Included in the price is cava and canapés on arrival, a 3 course meal with wine and dance the night away to The Breeze from Nerja
The date?  Saturday 14th February 2015
The time?  7 for 7.30
The price? €25pp and transport €5pp extra with pick-ups along the coast from Chilches through to Torrox Costa.  Bring 10 friends and you can come for free!!
Dress code?  Smart casual for the fellas but the ladies can glam up!!
To book call Gail on 951 067 723 or email


Hello. I am looking for
a ladder,
2 chest of drawers and
 a corner wardrobe preferably (triangular at the back),
but will consider others.
mm dot

Wanted Pram/Pushchair

I am looking for a quality baby pram/pushchair for my friend's new born.
It must be made by a reputable name (ie. Mothercare, Mamas & Papas..etc no chinese rubbish)
in excellent condition and have all attachments to go with it,
at a very reasonable price as they cannot afford much.
Please reply to:     iseered 28 at g mail dot com


Wanted snooker table and or pool table
3/4 snooker table required
and or
pool table to buy.
Please email:
jodi1 at sky dot com.


Wanted second hand dish washer any condition
David 678948661

Wanted - Sofas

2 seater and 3 seater sofas in good condition - not too low to the floor - brown leather or blue leather preferred, and not leather considered.   
Recliners a bonus.
Tel 628306371


3mts  x 4mts  garden pergola   Top
 David  678948661


 Hello. I am looking for a ladder,
2 chests of drawers
and a corner wardrobe
preferably triangular at the back but will consider others
mm dot


Hausen 9.5 kw pyramid real flame patio gas heater
Will collect if price o.k.
or table top gas heater
I live in Velez malaga

For Sale HiFi Speakers MAGNAT Sigma 1200

Hello HiFi enthusiasts,
For sale a pair of speakers from the German High End manufacturer
MAGNAT. Excellent sound;
all chassis perfect; cabinets oakwood, used but very good condition.
H x W x D ( cm ): 122 x 34 x 33

only € 500,- the pair
call for more info: +34 620 358 752
regards  Thomas

For Sale John Lewis TV Stand

Techlink TV stand bought from John Lewis store last year,
suitable for TV's up to 50"
Walnut side panels
Black glass shelving
Cable management system
Space saving corner placement
H45 x W100 x D50cm
Bargain at 80 euros
Buyer to collect from Iznate
Contact:  stevenrbka at mail dot com

For Sale Pine Corner Unit

Beautiful Pine Corner Unit for sale
100 euros.
176cm high, 64cm wide and 33cm deep
Buyer to collect from Iznate.
Contact:   stevenrbka at mail dot com

For Sale - Tumble Drier

In Competa campo, Pago Corca
we have a Zanussi tumble dryer for sale.
In perfect working order. 2 heat settings.
50 euros.
Can deliver.
skype - casarobinia,
email jotom 20042003 @ for more information.

For Sale - Ski Outfit for 10 yr old

Pocapecunia, the charity shop in aid of The Love A Child Foundation,
sells a fuchsia coloured outfit for 10 year old child,
12,50 euros
also gloves in same colour,
2,50 euros.
Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja, Mon-Sat. 10am -- 1.30pm

For Sale - TV & CD/DVD player

Sony KDL 32EX653BU 32 inch, widescreen, full HDD, 1080p, smart wifi, LCD TV.
Inputs/Outputs include HDMI (4), HDMIDL, Scart (1), USB (2), Ethernet out (1), composite video,
component video, audio out & headphone socket. This is a state of the art TV with all the added extras €250 Sony DVP-SR170 CD/DVD player €20 17 DVDs

Can be collected from Frigiliana
Please call Denis on 628867788

Friday, 30 January 2015

Dog Still Lost. Please Help

Trixie went missing from Penoncillo, Torrox, a few days ago.
She is 16 years old and is much loved.
She needs to be at home.
Please look out for her and if you see her call Heike on 691951394
Let´s get Trixie back home!

Help Fly a Dog to Sweden Please

Looking for someone flying from Malaga to Sweden to take Sally, a red setter cross to a  new home.
Can you please let me know if you can help/accompany  Sally, so that she can start her new life there?
Please contact Sue - sue at dolcetta dot plus dot com or call 633353167

Plasterboard Needed Please

Does anyone know where I can buy small sheets of plasterboard please, Canillas de Albaida area?
Answer - 616747289 thanks.

Conversational Spanish classes to adults.

I offer Conversational Spanish classes to adults.
Struggling just to get by and make yourself understood?
Would you like to be conversing in the present, past and future tenses in just a few months?
Like so many others, you understand a lot and know a lot of words but can't form that knowledge into sentences?
Or you're starting from scratch and don't know where to start? 
If you want to write a novel then I'd suggest an academy and give up the next few years to study!
But if you'd like to be conversing in the present, past and future tenses in just a few months then I can get you there.  
Classes are 1 hour, or 2 if desired.
A minimum of 2 people are required and maximum of 4.
5€ per person per hour.
Or if you prefer one-to-one lessons the rate is 10€ per hour. 
Based in Torrox but I can travel a bit further afield. I have a class running at Laguna Beach also if this is a more convenient location.
E-mail : or call
622 253 854.   
Thank you.

Road Tax for Spanish Registered Vehicles - Responses

When you receive your paperwork in the post regarding payment, normally green and looking like a wage slip. Take it to any bank with your cashand pay it in there.
 Most banks will only accept payment between the hours of 8:30 and 10:30.
Look in the top right hand corner [Fecha Limite de Pago]
that defines the date to pay it by. Further down on right [Total Euros Pendiente] is the amount you pay.
I  chose not to pay by direct debit so each year the Ayuntamiento send a bill which I take to the bank and pay. 

DoctorLaptop's Tips #30 and New Special

This week I serviced 4 computers all with the same 2 infections, "vi-view" and a free rouge version of the
legit but expensive "Re-image Repair".
These are junkware programs included when you download programs from dodgy sources.
This includes the Ask Toolbar "offered" in some unavoidable sites like Java updates.
Junkware can hijack your homepage/search engines, disable your antivirus, disable System Restore and do
other nasty things to slow your computer. You must read everything on the pages during the install process
as you will be able to opt out of these items by checking or unchecking boxes.
Only download a program from it's home website or a few of the trustable sites provided by computer security companies.
For example only download Chrome from it's home site,
I trust for getting free software.
Avoid free software download sites like and
 If you start a download and you get a message saying you must download the site's download manager first, stop and find another source.
Antivirus programs will not block these malwares since you invited them in!
 If you get a junkware infection, use ADWCleaner and JRTool from to clean them out.
Then use your antivirus to do a full system scan. 
Once it is cleaned make a new Restore Point and use the Cleaner System Restore tool to remove all old restore points as they will still be infected.
Note to Hitman Pro Alert 2.6 users, 3.0 is now available. I do not recommend upgrading!
I have had bizarre problems with 3.0 in some computers. I will announce here when it is stable.
SPECIAL: Bring in any 2 computers for a full clean and tuneup, get the second done for half price.
Offer good Feb 2015 only.
This does not apply to units with existing hardware problems or severely infected units that won't start correctly.
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. Customized classes on all topics, 75mins. for 25 euros.
House calls only billed for work time, not travel, but I will need a lift.
There is a 40 euro minimum on housecalls.

Afternoon Tea -

I don't  know where was recommended but H2O at Burriana in Nerja do a magnificent afternoon tea.  
You need to book in advance.   It is on a par with the best I have had.    
Thoroughly recommend it.
Ali Durston
While I totally sympathise with all the comments about lack of contact details, I can't help feeling
the complaint about the Retro Bar in  Nerja is a little harsh.
Yesterday's Digame had both a short entry and a poster with the contact telephone number
clearly on both. If anyone doesn't know where exactly in Nerja it is, surely they could call and ask
for directions.
I no longer live in the area, so I just googled "Retro bar Nerja" and the first result from the search
was this:
I am neither a rocket scientist nor a brain surgeon, but I managed it.
Anyway, good luck to the Retro Bar, I hope all the publicity on Digame will bring them an influx of customers :)Lynn
I am not sure where the Retro Bar is but I can thoroughly recommend Bar H2O in Nerja for afternoon Tea.
We spent a lovely afternoon there on Thursday of this week (Although it is available everyday)
Situated at the bottom of the hill as you get to Burriana beach on the left hand side ( With easy parking - this time of year)
We had a warm and friendly welcome and started with a great selection of finger sandwiches,
Prawn thins and home made sausage rolls.
We were offered Tea (different varieties available) or coffee or Cava.
All the cakes and scones were home made as was the clotted cream and jam - All for a very good value
12€ per person.
I can´t wait for a reason to go back!!!
Tel 95 252 5971

Oh dear where is the lovely informative Digame going?

I don't want to read other posts of whinging rants, policing Digame to pick on offenders for your sport
Come on ..Help yourself.
Take some responsibility yourself readers!
'Some readers', not all by along way, are so picky.
A new advertiser puts in an ad, lots to think about then forgets the reply details.
Easily done in the 'moment'
 I wouldn't like to be told in a rant, it's not polite.
Kindly folk help by taking the trouble to answer a 'where is it?' question.
Put the area you are in?
I am reading more n more moans by people who won't help themselves. 
Asking locals! Reading all details. And tolerance.
Torre del Mar fish market, ask in a shop, bank or chemist any one will tell, by sign language if necessary. 
What area? there is a phone number! phone if you want an item, if not it doesn't matter.
Afternoon tea! a phone number was on the ad. To name a few.
These things are not difficult.
Stop laying back and wanting all the answers, keep your brain active, would you be so blunt to someones face?
Stop using Digame as a soap box for intolerant rants.
Stop scolding us Digi folk it's not kind, polite, and 'defiantly not cricket'
Keep it the friendly place Jane wants it to be..

John..Competa..In the campo..

Window Cleaning

Regarding the topic of window cleaning on Digame. 
I can provide an economic solution with my system that uses de-ionised water.
This is environmentally friendly and does not need ladders. 
The results are clean, smear-free windows.
You can contact me on 672 22 95 74 or email:pam2clean at gmail dot com and ask for Phil

Finca Ecológica, Benajarafe - Organnic Foods

 Certified organic Spanish farmer Ide is a well-known local farmer and gardener with many years of experience and good references.
His service: Home delivery.
A whole box for 10 Euros with fresh fruits and vegetable in season.
So, you stay within your food budget. Sometimes even less than you'd pay in the grocery store or supermarket.
Covering Axarquia area (Benajarafe, Torre del Mar, Caleta, Rincón de la Victoria, Velez-Málaga and Torrox, Nerja, El Palo, Málaga).
Organic foods provide a variety of benefits and is the freshest food you can purchase. Fruits and vegetables are harvested when they are ripe and thus full of flavor. It definitely tastes better.
Making a commitment to healthy eating is a great start towards a healthier life.
Why not give him a try?
Tel.: 667 658 252 (only Spanish)
Tel.  952 513 166 (German, English)
Whatsapp: 727 780 468 (German, English, Spanish)

Heating Allowance

I also emailed my MP  outlining  the facts and enclosing some graphic pictures of last weeks snow.
I have had just an automatic acknowledgement. 
However I sent a copy to Sir Roger Gale MP, who is putting up a determined fight on our behalf. 
He replied immediately, stating that he had forwarded them to ID Smith for ‘His education’ 
I like his style. 
We must all bombard our MP’s with emails, we may ultimately lose, but we have to go down fighting.

What's on - THE Happening Bar in Torre del Mar

Every Mon to Thu: HAPPY HOUR - 7.00pm to 8.00pm
Every Tuesday from 8.00 pm: KILLER POOL Competition - Just for FUN for ALL
Every Wednesday from Mid-day: FREE TAPA with every drink
Every Thursday: ‘COPA of the WEEK’ - 2 x Spirit + Mixer for 5€
Every Friday from 9.00 pm: KARAOKE with Prizes & ‘Celebrity’ Judges

Saturday 7th Feb from 4.00pm: POOL COMPETITION (for Prizes & entry to Team Legends)
followed by CURRY NIGHT - Mild/Medium/Suicide: FREE beer if you eat the Suicide
Saturday 14th Feb: VALENTINES FUN NIGHT - LUUURVE should be FUN! Mr & Mrs Contest:
Sexed-up Cocktails: Love Song Karaoke: You Singletons never know who you might meet! Join
us for the whole night - or before/after your Romantic Dinner - But HAVE FUN!
Saturday 21st Feb
from 8.00pm: ‘THE ZIMMERS BAND’ - Live music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s,
plus Rock & Roll - and - FUN! Get down early to avoid disappointment!
Saturday 28th Feb: TORRE’S GOT TALENT - Open Mic’ Night: Show us your talents? Singing,
Dancing, Comedy, Speciality Acts . . . absolutely anything goes! It’s even rumoured that Tina
Turnerwill be there! Or just join us to watch and listen - It WILL be FUN!
Look out for details of our PADDIE’S DAY Special on 17th March - That WILL be FUN!!!
Call, email or Facebook us NOW for details & to book the above events:
952 54 00 80 / 664 573 923: Facebook ‘Legends Torre’
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G, Torre del Mar (next to Juayman Gym)

What's on Live concert "L.A. Cría"

Dear Friends,
Remind our next concert on Saturday January 31 at 20'30h, Zeíllo Mackeijan, group leader "L.A. Cria ", accompanied by Rafael Maura and David Mesa.
Enjoy this intimate concert of Mackeijan’s popular versions of songs by John Lennon, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Maná …  accompanied on piano, guitar and box drum.
The  musicians will perform elegant and warm interpretations, with interesting percussion, of favourite songs.
It was a great success last year, and you must not miss it this year.
 It should be a very good concert.
Remember that it is necessary to reserve your place, sending an email or by telephone and wait for confirmation.
Do not wait until the last minute.

Whats On - Premier League Football At Restaurant El Pino This Weekend

The best place in Torrox to watch all the games! We show more games than anywhere else in Torrox & Nerja!
If you can’t see your game below don’t hesitate to contact us and we will try get your game on for you!
See below for a full fixture list of all the Live Premier League football at Restaurant El Pino this weekend.

El Pino Restaurant offer you the opportunity to watch all the big games in the Barclays Premier League. We have 5 HD TV’s showing all the games. We show four 4pm kick offs every week!
Saturday @ 1:45pm
Hull City vs Newcastle United
Saturday @ 3pm – 4pm
Special offer on the bottled beers Alhambra & Victoria – Only €1 each!
Open pool table! Play pool for free!
Saturday @ 4pm
Crystal Palace vs Everton
Liverpool vs West Ham United
Manchester United vs Leicester City
Sunderland vs Burnley
All the above games are shown at once on our 4 HD TV’s!
Saturday @ 6.30pm
The Big One!
Chelsea vs Manchester City
Sunday @ 2.30pm
Arsenal vs Aston Villa
Sunday @ 5pm
Southampton vs Swansea City
We are situated by the Torrox camp site just off the n340 coast road. Follow the signs for
“Camping El Pino”…
For more information you can call Pj on 600 397 029, Paul on 659 778 105 or the El Pino
Restaurant on 952 968 106.

What's on Johnny Q´s Irish Bar

Traditional Sunday lunch at Johnny Qs,
choice of Beef, Pork with home made sausage meat stuffing
Chicken all served with fresh vegetables, roast and creamed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and good old fashioned gravy made with the meat juices.
Glass of wine included.9 euros.
Booking recommended as space is limited.
Bloque 9, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa, (just behind Jings from the Paseo)
Telephone 952967631.

What's on Tonight - The Rooters at El Museo in Competa - Two Venues

Tonight Saturday 31st January:
Museo del Vino & Ananda, Competa.
The Rooters will be playing acoustically for one hour in the restaurant from 8.30pm,
 and then playing upstairs in the Ananda with full equipment from 10.00pm.
Free entry and a complimentary glass of cava in the Ananda.
You can reserve a table at The Museo by calling 952 553314
or by replying to this email,
or of course you can just come for a drink at either or both venues.

What's on - San Anton Archez, Sunday

Program for San Antón in Árchez on
Sunday, 1st of Febraury
We hope to see you on Sunday.

Click on t he poster........

What's on Car Boot/Market. Sunday 1st February

There is a  Car boot sale/market at El Pantano Restaurant car park,
overlooking Lake Vinuela, on Sunday 1st February  9.30am to
Easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side.
Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore........... old and new.
Lots of locally grown fresh fruit and veg. including Pink grapefruits. Lemons and Avocado.
Homemade jams and marmalade and delicious chutneys.
Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
Greetings cards.
DIY tools.
(New) Ladies clothes.
Always a large selection of paperback and hardback books etc. etc. etc.
The weather forecast for Vinuela, currently looks set to be "rain free"  all day........although a bit
chilly......  so wrap up warm and come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few
bargains at this well established market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super
location.  The restaurant has terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a
coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even
stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.  
Please note: If the market ever has to be cancelled due to bad weather, it will automatically be
re-scheduled for the following Sunday.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.

What's on Bar La Bodega Torrox Costa

We are situated behind the new Town Hall/Library.
Saturday sees Chelsea v Man City at 6:30pm
with bottles of Amstel at only 1 euro during the match.
This is followed by Karaoke at 9:30pm with a late bar afterwards.
Come along and hace some fun.


Rowing machine - delta airmaster.
simple bicycle machine.
4 drawer filing cabinet.Comares area.

For Sale Grand Encyclopaedia in Spanish

Grand  Encyclopaedia  in Spanish
29 volumes,
hardly used
for sale

For Sale - Folded table

For Sale
Folded table for sale,
90cm for 90cm full size 90cm for160cm
solid wood, perfect conditionand 2chairs
50e Nerja

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Please Offer a home to Colombo

At first, I would like to say that this dog isn't mine but I'm trying to look for a house for him, if not, his owner will send him to the dog penfold.
He is one year old, polite and noble.
He has short and black hair.
He's a mixture of Shar Pei with another breed.
He's not sterile and has no microchip.
He has his first vaccines, he's very good guardian and his owner can't keep him for lack of space and time.
At the moment I have at home two dogs, two cats and it's impossible to take him.
Please, help me find him a home.
To contact, please, write to

Refund of Taxes -

As a result of the tax amnesty agreed in Spain last year for non payment by ex-pats and the refund of any fines paid for late payment, my Husband is due a refund.
Does anyone know how we go about this, is it something we need help with or are we able to do this ourselves?
replies via digame please.
digametorrox @

Pet Passports

In response to Debbie-s comments regarding the actual medical treatments given by the Caleta Vets, if you read my comments you will find that I have never doubted or commented on their treatment.
What I have said is that they do not know all the DEFRA regulations regarding Pet Passports.
Obviously Debbie has never travelled with pets by boat from Santander and has no conception of the stress involved when you have incorrect, invalid documentation.
If you miss your boat it could easily be weeks before a pet crossing can be acquired, due to very heavy demand coupled with a scarcity of pet accommodation on the boat.
When we book the crossing it is usually several months in advance.
I hope this reply puts the situation clearly.
Jill (Sayalonga)
Editor writes
this marks the end of the Pet Passports etc. chain of emails. Thanks to all who participated

Problems with Internet Provider

I am having problems with my Internet provider and according to them, I am the only person who has a problem. 
They are called WispHS and I wondered if anyone else out there uses this provider and if so, are you also receiving intermittent service.
 It would be handy to know if we are the only ones! 
Thank you in advance.  Ann
Email address i ritajohnson53 at gmail dot com

Window Cleaner Needed Please

Hi  I would like a window cleaner area Caleta de Velez
Anyone out there able to help _

Email to James Grey MP - Conservative North Wilts - Regarding Heating Allowance

Dear James,
I'm sorry but we fail to understand if the average temperature in Spain is identical to South West
England why you won't support the EDM 695.
I quote your words:
"The Government has worked closely with the Met Office to determine the average winter temperature in EEA countries and from winter 2015/16, Winter Fuel Payments will no longer be
payable to individuals in EEA countries which have  an average winter temperature higher than the UK."
"I appreciate you have concerns over the treatment of Spain in these calculations. The calculation
of the average winter temperatures for Spain and Portugal includes these countries' respective,
relevant overseas territories, where the same EU social security coordination rules apply."
"The Government made a decision to make the comparison with South West England, as that
approach ensures treatment is equivalent to that in the warmest part of their home country.
Although Spain’s average winter temperature at 5.7ºC is above that of South West England, this
difference is within the margin of error of the methodology, taking account of the differences in
recording practices. The temperature is therefore, in effect, i
dentical to that of the South West of England."
Your own party leader has stated that "Well Off" pensioners in the UK will continue to receive the
heating allowance as it's only fair. So why do go  you along with the rest of your party who see us
Ex Pats living overseas  as an easy touch. The smell of double standards and hypocrisy is in the air.
Kind Regards
Adrian and Angela Chuvers

Office Share in Nerja ?

Looking to share an office in the Nerja area.
We have a small software company and need to be able to work outside of our home office
(the home is soon to be filled with 2 young children).
Ideally, there would be a desk for one person, internet and a relatively calm environment.
We need to be able to leave computer equipment at the office overnight and on weekends.
Good coffee shop nearby a definite bonus!
Anyone got an extra desk and want help with the office rent?
Call, sms or whatsapp Beth at 682 524 811
or email  kerstetterb at hotmail dot com.

Recommendation / Buying a Car

I would like to nominate for this week bouquet of flowers, although they are all men working there.
We have just changed our car and got excellent service from this dealer in Velez Malaga.
They sell good quality and good condition second hand cars.
We could not have been dealt with more efficiently or professionally if we had been buying a brand new Rolls Royce.
We are very happy to give them a recommendation.
You will find them on the same island as La Palma Garden Centre on the A356, although their actual address is:
Camino de Remanente, 29700 Velez Malaga
(Editor responds - most men I know - and love - adore flowers!)

Automatic Pool Vacuum Cleaner

Any Digamites had experience with one of these robotic suckers that roam around the bottom of the pool keeping it clean?
Would be interested in garnering experiences and any recommendations for particular models and approximate prices.

Transport Recommendation

If you would like some items, or a van load full of goods transported from Holland to Spain, or vice  versa,
I can highly recommend Dutchman "Tinus".
Reliable,friendly service, affordable.
For more info, check out : info at bustransport -es dot nl.
A very satisfied customer in Nerja.

Tehisu stoves- The good and the Bad

Chris gives a big recommendation to Tehisu stoves each year.
They may well be good and indeed our log burner which is good was one of theirs.
However their chimney sweeping service left a lot to be desired at a high price and soot all over the room. We would never use that service again RG

Starry Gazing.....

For the person asking about the stars the other day - download Stellarium for free and you will never look down again !  
Wonderful programme that lets you see on your computer exactly what is outside at night (and day) now and ever before and after. 
You can put in your location, like Malaga, otherwise it won't be right for your position. 
Their site is but you may find other places to download.  
Be prepared to show off to friends at night !
Chris.  Seebafilms

Formula One - Jerez

I’m thinking of going to one of the Formula 1 testing days at Jerez next week (Feb 1st to Feb 4th).
Would anyone be interested in sharing the driving/costs?
I’m based in Competa, but I’d be happy to pick anyone up with 20km of the A7.
Email me at rodney dot jones4 at gmail dot com
Or phone on 951 069 982

Bathroom Refurbisher Needed Please

Can anyone  recommend  someone for a bathroom refurbishment. Caleta.
Email to tedyliz  AT hotmail DOT com

Charity Shop - Sale of Men's Shirts

Pocapecunia, the charity shop in aid of The Love A Child Foundation, will sell all men's shirts with long sleeves, for 0,50 each, only coming Friday and Saturday.
The shop is in the Calle Bella Vista 6, in Nerja, open Mon-Sat.: 10am - 1.30pm.

Clothing Recycling

CRC from 12 til 1pm Paco's Bar, Puente Don Manuel, FREE exchange of all clothing.
Whatever's is left goes to charities.

Magnetic Window Cleaners

These do fall off if not used carefully but if you attach a length of string to the outside one you won't lose it or hurt anyone....
Cheers, Keith, Vinuela,
We have tried these and they are OK, will do a good job if  you have the knack, but the knack is not easy to master. 
If they do fall off (when you hit the edge they might) you do not lose them as you have a string to hold.  I've never dropped one yet.
 Very dangerous if you get them together away from the window as the magnet is very strong and you can get your fingers trapped. 
When you have no easy access to the outside they are a solution but not a perfect one.
Please don't waste your money.
They don't work. No matter how I tried, I could never get a half way decent result.
Wet, streaky windows.
Threw mine in the bin. I ended up buying a Karcher.
Leaves the windows completely dry and smear free using only washing up liquid.
 You just have to wipe round the very edge.
Worth every penny (IMO) as the windows are done in seconds. I 'm not kidding!


I've just been made aware that my mobile phone has had a fault on it since last week.
I wasn't receiving many of the calls from people trying to contact me and failing due to gremlins in it.
So if you were trying to contact me to repair your white goods, or to find out if the parts have arrived for your appliances, I can only apologise.
The fault should now be rectified. But I will add my email just to be on the safe side.
Mobile 616 370 539. email   mick dot griffiths at hotmail dot com