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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 hotmail.co.uk . Find out what's on and let Digame know if you have an event.
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Friday, 31 October 2014

Pocapecunia, the charity shop Open Today -Saturday

Pocapecunia, the charity shop in aid of The Love A Child Foundation,
will be open  the first of November, in spite of being a holiday.
Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja, open from 10am - 1.30pm.

Cataracts ?

Has anyone had cataracts done?  
Is it always successful, how long do you have to wait when they have been diagnosed?
How much would it cost to go private,  and can anyone recommend where to go? 
many thanks.
Please answer to Digame.
digametorrox@hotmail.co.uk

Scrap / Unwanted items needed for Chairty Market Stall....

Free collection of scrap,anything from broken tv`s,washing m/c`s,fridges, solar panels , water heaters,car batteries even unwanted uk cars.also any unwanted bricobrac,clothes etc for AAR Sunday car boot ,Nerja Market stall.
marktasker@aol.com
635057354
Torrox

Energy Certificate

Please can anyone recommend a person for the energy certificate .
I have been quoted many different prices
sarah.mcnulty@yahoo.co.uk

Ladies Golf

A group of international ladies meet every Wednesday morning at Baviera Golf.  
They range from brilliant players to ordinary players.  
If you go to see the Caddy Master at Baviera he will put you in touch with them.   
The ladies come from all over the world and it is an excellent way to improve your Spanish.
Alternatively you can always join Gins who play at 3 courses.  
Anoreta on Monday,
Baviera on Tuesday and
 Los Moriscos on Friday.
They meet every Saturday morning for a drink at El Puente in Nerja their 'Club House'.  
Hope this helps
Ali D

Business opportunity

Business opportunity for a person willing to put in the time and effort to help develop the web site at www.letsgosouth.co.uk. 
Could be a partnership or on commission sales.
LetsGoSouth is the sister organisation of the very successful LetsGoNorth...
www.letsgonorth.com.
Call us for more details:  642310094
or email tinairving@letsgonorth.co.uk"

Seamstress Needed please

Is there a good seamstress in the Torrox area ?
John
Replies via digametorrox@hotmail.co.uk

Football to Watch at Legends Gastro/Sportsbar

We now have 4 screens and all-round sound – and some good food as well!
Hope to see you there!
Calle Cipriano Maldonado Jiménez 9-G, Torre del Mar (Next to Juayman Gym)
Tel: 952 54 00 80

Get_iplayer is no longer working

Hi there Digamites
some of you may have noticed that the superb Get_iplayer program has ceased to work, regrettably the BBC (God Bless them) have slipped one in under the radar by changing the format of BBC iplayer stream thus making Get_iplayer more or less useless.
I for one will be keeping an ear and an eye on the tech sites from one of which the solution will arise (we hope).
Anybody else who has or gets some form of useful update please publish on Digame.
Sorry to be the bearer of ill tidings
Haydn 

What's On Car Boot/Market. Sunday 2nd November

What´s on
There is a  Car boot sale/market at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, on Sunday 2nd November  9.30am to 1.30pm.
This monthly market has now been well established for over 5 years and it attracts visitors from far and wide, probably due to its super location and with stallholders always offering new and interesting items for sale. 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.
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 succulent juicy Mango
Homemade preserves, chutneys and jams.
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 currently looks set to be fine and dry, so come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains!
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market ever has to be cancelled due to bad weather, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday





Property Exchange

English property ( North West ) and cash available in exchange (Not looking for property to rent ..)
No agents .thank you.
Contact englishnurse@rocketmail.com

Wanted for Guest Villa on Torrox Costa -

  White Flat Single/Double/King Sized sheets. Single/Double/King Duvet Covers. Towels all sizes.
White Bed side cabinets x8 White Dressing table and chair.
Contact fi@fionacole.com.
608 662 717.

For Sale - Triangular Sail Shades (Nerja)

Sail Shades Triangular 3.6 metres, brand new, packaged and unused.
One in green, one blue and one taupe.
Complete with attachment ropes and ready to install.
Fantastic shade solution for your car, terrace, patio etc etc.
Can be mounted singularly or jointly.
No offers sorry. 
€20 each
Please do not ring until after midday on Friday 31st October,
Nerja  contact 653360747

For Sale - His & Hers Matching Folding Bikes

Torrox/Competa area       
A pair of matching folding bikes,
bung them in the boot and go cycle the Paseo.
Some tarnished chromework due to long term storage
(in shed) but fully functioning.
Even a gel pad saddle for the lady.  
Six rear wheel gears, twist grip operated.

Complete with carry covers & pump.
Fold up quite small either for carriage or stowage.       
90 € ono the pair 
mbooth1(at)gmail(dot)com

For Sale Digital Karaoke Processor

Digital Karaoke Processor  
Masu AK620B Karaoke amplifier 300watts, x4 speaker outlets,
Top unit shown in foto,
ideal for bar or disco.
Perfect working order, 70.00euro,
651760845 or
fletchpepper@hotmail.com, Torrox area.

For Sale: Fireplace

Fireplace -
front  view 90x69,
depth 55cm,
height 102cm,
Pipe 250mmx1.26m,
full working order and no damage.
250€. 
If you need help or if you want it fitted, we are experienced in that work. phone Colin:
693516394

For Sale - Local Author's novel

My novel Spanish Lavender is on special offer at £0.93 (€1.18) for one week only.
A love story set in the Spanish Civil War

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spanish-Lavender-Joan-Fallon-ebook/dp/B00EUD5UVC/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413537123&sr=1-1&keywords=Joan+Fallon

For Sale -"Household items

Household items for sale.... everything from new bed linen, crockery, cutlery, cooking equipment, mirrors etc.
Can be sold separately or in lots. 
Viewing at Canillas de Albaida on Wednesday 5th November, or call for an appointment to view.
642310094. email: tinairving@letsgonorth.co.uk

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Location, Location, Location

Could you please remind people to put a location when they make a recommendation?
Although the fish and chips sounds great, I have no idea where “Johnny Q’s” is in the Costa del Sol.
There are many such recommendations that just give a name without a location or address.
Some of the places sound interesting, but without some idea of where it is, frankly, I cannot be bothered to find it.
If they just said beach front at Torrox or town centre at Nerja or something, something in Fuengirola,
I would have an idea of whether it is close enough to me to go.
As an example see this in the same email = What´s on Next Afternoon Quiz will be at Ritchie's Bar
Steve
 Ref: Note from the editor    
Thanks Steve - I do despair some days of the fact that  contributors fail to include the location.......... 

and I fail to notice.....
HeyHo!  Jane

A Bar for Football ...responses

(1)
Carrot`s bar,Torre Del Mar, i think it is second right just passed the church
going out of Torre towards Calletta,big reataurant on the corner just behind
that.
(2)
Derek, to save time its going to be 4-0 to United. 
P S.   Time travel machine for sale €1000.  
(3)
Carrots bar for the Man U game 3 screens and a good atmosphere. That's opposite Las Yuccas Cafe behind the indian restaurant .
Martin
(4)
I am sure Carrots will have it on.  Small road opposite Yucca bar, next to telephone shop. 
Hope you don't mind the bad language
(5)
Carrots Bar - Torre Del Mar - Great little sports bar for Football
In the road between Vintash and Mas Pan Near the main church in Torre del Mar
All information on their Facebook Page :-
https://www.facebook.com/CarrotsSportsBar?fref=ts
(6)
Legends Gastrobar in Torre Del Mar shows all live sports.... Guaranteed they will be showing that game as the boss is a Man Utd fan ... Should be interesting. They also put on a good roast dinner
Richard

Navidad Nibbles....

Orders are now being taken for all those delicious Christmas treats.
They make ideal gifts for friends and neighbours or simply treat yourself, please see list
Orders can be collected from me at the Competa Christmas Market on Saturday December 6th.
Order by phone on 645 600 631 or via email at info@weddingcakesinspain.co.uk
For a list of what's available - click on the prompt :-   Continued>>

Golf Partner Needed

Julie in Torrox-Costa is looking for a female golf partner.
I am an average golfer and would like to play for the fun and exercise.
my mobile no is 69 106 1937.
Julie

Butane & Propane gas cylinders - warning

Anyone offering these for sale should be aware that the owners of the cylinders are Repsol or Cepsa.
All you own is the gas inside them!
RG

Leather Chair - Upholstery Service

Hi!
for upholstering your leather chair -
Stan of total furnishings is the person you want,
He is in the Nerja /Frigiliana area.
Phone No is 690155652 or email total_furnishings


@hotmail.com

Recommendation of Restaurant Needed Please

Can anyone recommend a good restaurant in Torrox Costa for a Saturday night meal with our visiting guests. Somewhere to eat inside might be an idea, as it's starting to get cold later in the evenings.
We have eaten at lots over the last few months, but not at this time of the year.
Thankyou
John B

What's on - Cookery Workshop

Cookery Workshop - Vegetarian Cuisine at Casa Montes Negros on 9th November
Join us for our Vegetarian Cuisine workshop at Casa Montes Negros on Sunday 9th November.
We will be looking at a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes chosen for ease of preparation combined with exciting and interesting flavours.
How to use pulses without it being a load of boring lentils!
And vegetarian dishes for meat eaters to enjoy!
Our dishes are based on using local and seasonal produce which is organic where possible
The price of 30 euros includes the workshop and all the ingredients, a folder with all the recipes and lunch in beautiful surroundings at the mountain finca.
The meeting place is El Cruce restaurant carpark and the meeting time is 10.00.
You will be met and taken to the farm, we will take our own cars.
The workshop starts at 10.30. Be prepared to get involved in the cooking!
All you need to bring is an apron and a good appetite.
We serve refreshments at 12 and lunch at 2.
The day will finish at around 4 p.m.
To book your place contact Rachael on casamontesnegros at gmail.com or ring on 655 987 105 with your name and a contact number.
www.casamontesnegros.com

What's on - Titans Greek Restaurant, Torre del Mar

Titans Greek Restaurant, Torre del Mar is still open for business!
Muchas gracias
Panayoti

What´s on La Casa Hotel & Restaurant, Torrox Pueblo

Johnny is back to perform for us with his lively mix of music whilst you dine in our indoor patio restaurant, table reservation essential and drinkers only welcome after 9.30pm.
Saturday 29th November 12-3pm - Patio Market
The same format as our earlier market (info above!)...just to make sure all you shoppers out there don´t miss out on the bargains!
A great afternoon to chill and meet friends!
We look forward to seeing you and for more information or to reserve for the disco and live music nights please call
Sarah, Karen or Neil on 952535471.
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox 29770,
Malaga, España.
Tel/Fax +34 952 53 54 71

Whats on - La Casa Hotel & Restaurant, Torrox

Just to keep you updated for the month of November with our forthcoming funcions for your diary!
Saturday 8th November 12-3pm - Patio Market
Come along and browse our stalls selling gift ideas for Christmas, jewellry and home-made cakes, sausage rolls, pasties, burgers, salmon fish-cakes, cheddar cheese and home-made chutney plus much more.
Also available on the day to launch our new Therapy room a ten minute hand & arm massage by Judy for just 5 Euro. Beauty and therapy oils also available to buy.
Light bites and drinks will be served on our beautiful terrace with open sandwiches from only 3.50 Euro.
Friday 14th November 8pm- 12am - Curry Buffet & Disco
All you can eat home-made curries with all the trimmings, then dance the night away to the sounds from the decades with resident DJ Les.
Always a popular night so book your place early to avoid disappointment!
Only 11.95 per person - a great way to kick off your weekend!
Saturday 22nd November - Live Music with Johnny Hollywood
Johnny is back to perform for us
Hotel La Casa
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox 29770,
Malaga, España.

What´s on Rocking in San Roque

Calling all you Disco fans out there! This coming Friday the 31st, at San Roque, Torrox Pueblo, will be my final outdoor Disco of the year. So if you fancy a boogie or want to strut your stuff, come along & join in the fun. I will be playing the usual great tunes from across the decades, 60s,70s,80s,90s,Motown, Reggae, current Spanish & UK chart hits.
Why not make an evening of it, just around the corner we have the Shalimar Indian Restaurant, they are doing a 10 euro special, a poppadom, any starter of your choice, a choice of curries (chicken, lamb, prawn or veggie ), served with rice or a nahm bread.
 So break out your sparkly thermals (it may get a bit chilly ), put on your dancing shoes & lets have a Disco Inferno!
I will be pumping up the music at about 9pm.Be there or be square.
DJ Les.

What´s on Competa Christmas Market

What´s on
Competa Christmas Market
Sat 6th Dec 10am - 2.30pm
Plaza Almijara (by the Church)
Make a note on your calendar

What´s on The Phoenix Club are off to Madrid in May 2015.

What´s on   The Phoenix Club are off to Madrid in May 2015. 
Staying for 5 days and 4 nights at the 3* Hotel Regente,
situated on the Gran Via in the heart of Madrid in walking distance to all the attractions.
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain.
The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area is calculated to be around 6.5 million. 
It is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and
Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third-largest in the European Union after London and Paris.
The city is located on the Manzanares River in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. 
As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch,
Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain.
While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets.
Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century
National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of National museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which completes the shortcomings of the other two museums.
Cibeles Palace and Fountain have become the monument symbol of the city.
Madrid is also home to two world-famous football clubs in Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid.
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
The price includes:
3* hotel accommodation
Bed, Breakfast & evening meal
2 day trips to the Valley of the Fallen/El Escorial and the hanging city of Cuenca
Coach Fare
Travel Insurance
Guide
Drivers gratuity
Breakfast - sandwich, orange juice, water and fruit courtesy of the Phoenix Club
Date?  6th - 10th May 2015
Price? €355pp based on 2 sharing
Single Supplement €105
Deposit €100pp non refundable

For more information or to book call Gail on 951067723, email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk
or catch us on the web at www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk. 
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 between12 and 2pm . 
Bookings/payments can be made from 12.15 onwards.

What´s on - Golden Pig Ale Tasting at Club Internacional de Nerja

The club will be hosting a tasting of the Golden Pig Ale on Saturday 1st November from
11.45 hrs everybody welcome !
Golden Pig ale is the first real ale to be brewed in Spain !
Come and meet the brewer and look round our club house.
Club Internacional de Nerja
Calle San Juan 42 Nerja 29780
A Social and Cultural Association No 1612
Telephone 0034952521858
Opening hours Mon from 7.30pm Tues, Thurs and Sat 10.30 to 1.30pm
Facebook: cidnerja Email: clubinternacionaldenerja@outlook.com

What´s on Royal British Legion

 What a busy Saturday we have, on the 1st November we also have the lovely Dorothy in the club selling all sort of items on behalf on the poppy appeal, why not pop down and support this worth while cause?
From 11.30 hrs.
Club Internacional De Nerja
Calle San Juan 42 Nerja 29780
A Social and Cultural Association No 1612
Telephone 0034952521858
Opening hours Mon from 7.30pm Tues, Thurs and Sat 10.30 to 1.30pm
Facebook: cidnerja Email: clubinternacionaldenerja@outlook.com

What´s on Day Trips in N ovember 2014

08.11.2014 Granada* – Price per person 16 Euro
15.11.2014 Guadix* – Price per person 17 Euro
22.11.2014 Cordoba (tour escort in the bus) – Price per person 21 Euro
29.11.2014 Ronda – Price per person 17 Euro.
 Departure from: Torrox-Costa, Algarrobo-Costa, Torre del Mar + *Nerja
Information and Bookings in our offices in Torre del Mar and Cómpeta:
 Grupo Loymer Cómpeta: Avda Constitución 21-B, 29754 Cómpeta - Telf: +34 952
516 204 competa@grupoloymer.com
Grupo Loymer Torre del Mar: Calle Dr. Fleming 47, Blq. 1-1, 29740 Torre del Mar  -
Telf. +34 952 541 113 torredelmar@grupoloymer.com

Wanted

Washing machine needed in good working condition.
please call Ines 693 945 514,
Thanks

For Sale Pool heater

3 Phase, Heat Syphon pool Heater.
Titanium core.
500€
Phone 658164021

For sale Table

Laminated top foldable table.
120cm x 80cm.
Camping El Pino .
Tel; Tim  652572007

For Sale -Double Beds and a Satellite Dish

Two double traditional  bed bases  135x190 each one with extra legs
included.
Seven legs for each bed in total for extra support in the center and sides. 
Will fit on roof rack. 20 Euro each or 30 for the two.
Large 1.2 metre satellite dish and fittings for sale. 45 euros .
Pick up Torrox. Torox/Competa Rd.
kenseal at gmail dot com 654 728380

For Sale ​Sofa

Nice, clean sofa in a good quality. 
Brown-white-black flecked.
There's a very small hole on the armrest (see pix).
Can easily be repaired or covered by a blanket.
H: 69
D​: 97
L​: 204
​​€50
pick up Sayalonga or pay for delivery​
​​becky
labedabe at gmail dot com​​

For Sale: Electric Hob & Microwave

Balay 4 element electric hob.
€50

Balay built in Microwave.
€30
Torrox Costa area
Contact:
casacampo41 at gmail dot com

For Sale Computer Desk

Computer Desk
10€
 tel ​951067703 or 634406875
(Competa)

For Sale Cement mixer

Cement mixer for sale in good working order
buyer to collect,
location 29713 Venta Baja, Alcaucin
price 60 euros.
 tel 649262635

For Sale Lovely three piece suite

Lovely three piece suite in good condition for sale.
One two Seater sofa and two arm chairs -
€200
Buyer collect from Maro.
Contact:
tel: 695393726
email: romcostantini @gmail.com

For Sale Black Italian leather Chaise Long

Black Italian leather Chaise Long Corbusier with chrome frame base.
Immaculate condition,
cost 700 euros new -
 selling for 300 euros ono.
Tel - 657 149 284

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Keifer ! Success

Hello Everyone,
A big thanks to Digame for the very positive response we got on Keifer the Lhasa Apso. 
Keifer has found a home with a very nice retired couple who already have a 6 month old female pup that will be a lifelong playmate for this little chap. 
We apologise to those of you who were not chosen to be Keifer's guardian but we wanted to be absolutely sure that Keifer went to the best home available.
Cheers,
Laura and Kurt

Man and van - 7 days a week.

Removals (19 years experience)' covering Andalucia region.
Ford Transit or Ford Transit Box Van for a larger removal available.
Collection and delivery of goods from Ikea, Leroy Merlin etc.
Upholstery cleaning, using professional equipment and quality products.
Painting, gardening and handyman services.
Contact:-
Fred - Mobile 657130468, Home - 951167133
email - fkleven77@gmail.com

Opinion

My husband Terry and I moved to Torrox in 1989.  The house had no electricity and no drinking water. 
In that year, there were massive floods and there was no way to get to the village as we were cut off by the swollen river.
 On another occasion my twin brother died in America and the Guardia were sent to find me as there were no mobile phone in those days.
Digame has been fantastic, the last time I personally used it was to oppose the "refurbishment" of Torrox village. 
I have to laugh now when I see some of the items that people complain about.
The most helpful people to us have always been the Spanish, we have known our neighbours for many years and they have become friends. 
Thankyou Jane for the work you do and frankly I think it would be nice if people who wish to have Digame now paid an annual subscription to you.  It would certainly cut out the time wasters. 
TM
Note from Editor - Tina insisted that I publish her email although normally I would not put the "Thanks" into Digame.
Fortunately, I love doing this Blog (90% of the time)  - how else could I get to know things before other people do ?! 

There is certainly no way I would ever seek to earn an income from it......time-waster or not 
(I'm like lightning on that Delete key!)
J

Royal Marines 350 years to celebrate :-

Royal Marine would like to meet others--celebrated our birthday with a couple of pongos--not quite the same.
Are there any out there who would like to swing the lamp?
Tel 636857697
email--chicken.paul@hotmail.com
Having a reunion of 214 troop here on 19 sept 2015!!!  passed out- (1975)
Happy birthday lads if there any out there.
per mer per terram
Paul.

TV Engineer Recommendations

(1)
Try this guy. He is excellent and good value for money.
Christopher Sutcliffe tel 622840005
(2)
Can I recommend Nerja Tech you can contact Steve Morse on 678 438 350 he is excellent
I have used him for many years and has never let me down when there´s been a problem, and very reasonable rates.
F.O.

Civil Service Pensions Responses

(1)
This month I received a pay advice form MyCSP and wondered who they were as there was no previous information given that pensions were changing form Capita which has always worked perfectly. My pension did not arrive on the due date and after a couple of days I decided to try and ring them.The number given on the pay advice as a number for overseas number is answered by a message saying that it is no longer valid...great. The alternative number I never managed to get through to just a "pip, pip,pip" My husband has a Teachers pension and they gave me an alternative number for CSP but that too was invalid. It's reassuring to know that if you have a problem you cannot contact them! What would happen in case of bereavement? Yesterday my pension arrived thank goodness. I know that those in UK that have a pension were informed of the change but don't know if they have suffered a delay. I am thinking of writing and pointing the problem out to them.On the reverse of the pay advice they say " MyCSP's vision is to give outstanding customer service.If you do not feel we have achieved this please let us know" .This is a new payment office with stationery that already fails to give an accurate phone number or a number that can be obtained. Get writing.
Jenny
(2)
Pension was paid on time
also city bank is an internet only bank and got 61% satisfaction rating  in the Which bank review (mid range)
FYI the BACS and CHAPS payment system in the UK went kerunk on the 20th for one day
H
(3)
The post about civil service pensions came as a surprise to me too.  I also get a UK pension which had previously been administered by Capita, and likewise have received no notification, even though notifications were supposedly sent out to all members of the scheme. 
More information about the new service and details of the changeover are at the following links:
www.civilservicepensionscheme.org.uk/members/pensioners/
www.civilservicepensionscheme.org.uk/members/pensioners/pensioners-news/mycsp-takes-on-administration-of-pensions-in-payment-and-deferred-member-records/
The email address for making enquries is contactcentre@mycsp.co.uk   and the telephone line for overseas enquiries is +44 1903 835902.
John
(4)
My pension was received as normal and on time in October. Since early 2013 I have been dealing with MyCSP Ltd (Civil Service Pensions). They were the body that calculated what my pension would be if I took it early and they worked in conjunction with Capita according to a leaflet I received in April 2014. To quote from it: "My CSP manages the contract with Capita; the company that pays your pension."  I have not been aware of any recent changes but can only confirm that MyCSP have been in existence for some time and seem to have taken over the work originally carried out by the PCSPS (Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme) later changed to Civil Service Pensions. BaW.

Ñew Book out

Now most of the faithful are back from their summer holidays, I would like another chance to tell the Digamites that I have a new book out, but this time in an ebook format only.  Those of you that enjoyed my other autobiographies,  Not Joined Up (The Novel) and my Streetwise articles should also get a few laughs out of this one. I have never been any good at book marketing, and its gets harder, rather than easier, the more books I produce.  So please, give it a try, and if you enjoy it put a review on Amazon, if you don't ... don't bother!  It should especially appeal to all the baby boomers amongst you.

Providing the missing link between my previous autobiographical books, Working Progress tells the story of my "career", from drawing office to computer graphics, via a Post Office, Garage, Local Government, a hospital and a school.  It illustrates the changes in working practices over the years, from the self-reliant and common sense of the 60's and 70's to the team-led insanity of the 80's and 90's.  This may be one person's journey, but to a large extent, it is everybody's history of employment during the second half of the twentieth century.
Carole Hart

Football Bar in Torre del Mar Needed Please

Where can I watch the Man.City v Man.United match this weekend in Torre del Mar 
thanks.  Derek
Answers to digametorrox@hotmail.co.uk

Casa Maria ....Torrox Park now Closed

Hello everybody...It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Casa Maria is now fully closed
The Landlady could not resolve the licence situation.
Thank you very much to everyone..who played, who supported, who listened and who danced, who ate, who drank during  my time in Casa Maria
With regards to you all..see you around I hope..
 Udo Koeppen
I will be returning to my former Construction and Restoration Company.
Please watch out for advertising for all your house, wall, terrace, and garden building requirements.
Or call me for discussion and no obligation quotes
T....654 934 412
E...Ku-0815 @hotmail.de

Organic turkeys /chickens and eggs

In answer to an enquiry regarding organic turkeys-
I run a small FREE RANGE chicken farm, based near Los Romanes  (Nr Vinuela).
All my birds are corn fed to organic standards
I supply Chickens and Turkeys for the table.  - also free range and organic eggs.
Visits are welcome.
email    chicken.paul@hotmail.com      tel 636857697

Fuster&Associates Newsletter nº 142

29 of October of 2014.
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What's on - Chick Lit Book Club of Nerja

This coming Saturday, the 1st of November, the Chick Lit Club Book Club of Nerja will have its monthly meeting at the Teteria Zaidin, Calle Granada nr.16(off Plaza Cavana) at 14.30 (note the new time!).
Are you new in Nerja, and like to read and meet new friends?
We are a group of International women of all ages, who will welcome you in the Club!
This month we have been reading "The Shipping News", 
A Pulitzer Prize winning book by Annie Proulx.
Even if you haven't read the book yet, come and see what we're all about!
For info call Patty  69 33 735 30.

What's NOT on...... Saturdays Boot Sale in Torrox Costa

This Saturday NO  Boot Sale in Torrox Costa because of the "Día de todos los Santos"!!!!
See you there again on Saturday, 8th of November.
Are you interested in a stall on our Saturdays BOOT SALE / RASTRILLO / FLOHMARKT
in TORROX COSTA? For further information send a message to donnapia@gmx.at
(English, Español, Deutsch).

Whats on. Jazz.

Northern Lights jazz Band are back in town for one week only.
We are performing live Saturday 1st November 9.00 pm. At Los Amigos, Torrox Park
Hope to see you there.
Chris, V, Rosie, Malcolm & George.

What´s on Family Fun Day

Andale Riding & Livery Centre
Family Fun Day
November 1st!
If you would like a stall, please contact Gill on Mobile

 Number: 633 171250.

We look forward to seeing you all there!
Near Nerja
Please contact them for directions (map would not copy. Apologies)

What's on - Scruffs Dog Show & Dog Academ

The Dog Academy Display
at
SCRUFFS NERJA – DOG SHOW 2014
Saturday November 8,
The Almijara II, Market Site,
Nerja
The Dog Academy is proud to announce that Wendy has once again, for the fourth consecutive year, been invited by the Costa Animal Society, to perform a 'doggy' demonstration of Canine Skills, including Obedience, Agility & Scenting for the public's delight, at
The Scruffs Annual 2014 Dog Show Extravaganza
All proceeds are 100% in support of The Costa Animal Society.
They work tirelessly in their invaluable work, offering a helping hand to destitute and sick animals.
Please come along and enjoy whilst simultaneously supporting C.A.S. in their charity work on the Costa Del Sol.
It's all about the animals.

What's on Axarquia Racing Club

Saturday 1st November. The fabulous Maika Lavera and The Grajos. Hosting a jam and open mike (musicians please bring your own instruments). Fantastic female singer and band playing rock, blues,soul and pop covers. Come and join in or just enjoy the music. You will not be disappointed.

Sunday 2nd November. The original line up of ''Guiri'' . One of the best bands in The Axarquia Region. Looking forward to seeing this band back together again. Booking highly recommended.

Bar opens at 14.00. Food(Pizza/BBQ) from 14.30. Live entertainment from 15.00 to 18.00.
The Racing Club is on the main Torrox Costa to Torrox Village road(MA-102).
Just look for the orange and black gates. Parking on the opposite side of the road.
Summer terrace still open. Non members most welcome. Entry free.
For more info or to make a reservation contact Luis on 654 715 382.

What´s on Johnny Qs Irish Bar, Bloque 9, Costa Del Oro, Torrox Costa

Friday Night is Karaoke night - Come along and have some fun, loads of songs to choose from.  Starts around 8.30
Sunday Lunch at Johnny Qs, choose from Beef, Pork Lamb or Chicken, all served with Roast and creamed Potatoes fresh seasonal Veg. and of course Yorkshire Pudding. Includes glass of Red or White wine. Booking Advised
Good food served daily (except Wednesdays as we´re closed for Staff day off) from 10.30 am. Lots of good home made food in comfortable surroundings.
Please note we are now taking bookings for our "Christmas Banquet" and small private parties.
Please pop in and have a chat with Linda (Daytime 10.30 till 4.00) or Mark Evenings 4.30 till late) 
Telephone 952 967 631 for information or directions.
Please note if you´re coming from the Paseo we´re up the side of Jings Chinese Restaurant.

What´s on 'The Lola Boys'

Have you got your tickets for 'The Lola Boys' yet ?  
Adult Cabaret & 3 Course Meal for only 25.00 Euros
At the Puerto Niza Restaurant, Nr Benajarafe
Phone Liz or Linda for more details.
This is a fund raising event for Axarquia Animal Rescue & The Royal British Legion Benajarafe Branch

For Sale -Orange gas bottles

 5€ each
Torrox
Phone 658164021

For Sale - Bar

In very good condition.
Cost well over 200 Euro
Now only 80 Euro!
Competa Road, by the 12 sign
Phone 951 067 797
panta.rei@mbox302.swipnet.se

For Sale - Pool heater

  As new air source swimming pool heater.
Economical 16kw  model ideal for larger pools, so you can use your pool all year round 
Quiet and easy to operate. Just set the temperature and that's it!
Cost 2975.00 euros new.
Only 1650.00
Can install/deliver.

For Sale Gas Bottles

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr Winter's coming be prepared
3 Cepsa 12.5kg gas bottles for sale
Phone me for details
649 657 822

For Sale Black Saab 9-3 linear TID 8v

- 4 door saloon
- Diesel - excellent condition
- mileage 82.000 miles excellent fuel consumption 45/50 mpg (6 gears)
- date of first reg 26/11/2005
- one owner only - full service record - MOT until 26/11/2014
- book price/trade in U.K. £3735 open to sensible offers
Contact details mikemariab at icloud dot com
Mobile 633871899

For Sale -Chicken and Hog-Roast Rotisserie

2 year old - Chicken and Hog-Roast Rotisserie plus metal stand with wheels
Uses Electricity and Gas and can serve you 15 delicious crispy succulent chickens or hogs.
Located in Torrox Park
Complete unit and stand 700€..worth 900€.....offers
Call...Udo 654 934 412
Email...ku-0815@hotmail.de

For Sale - Beautiful Old Oak German House-bar

Beautiful 50 year old Solid Oak German House-bar for sale.
With 4 leather topped bar stools.
Offers around 200€
230cm high by 160cm wide
Comprising of a 6 shelf back wall unit and ornate front bar with a shelved interior.
Located in Torrox Park..
Formerly seen in all it's glory at Casa Maria Music Bar.

Tel. Udo 654 934 412
Email ku-0815@hotmail.de

For Sale -Spanish Electronic Dart Board

Fully functional electronic dartboard for sale. Plus 20+ darts.
Good fun and will give you an income in your bar.
Uses Spanish money, speaks Spanish, plays Spanish music on winning.
Located in Torrox Park.. Formerly used in Casa Maria Music Bar
150€
Call..Udo 654 934 412
Email..ku-0815@hotmail.de

For Sale - Blue B&O Avant TV​ 32".

Blue B&O Avant TV​ 32".
Works perfectly but it's analog so you need an extra thingie which can be bought at around €30.-
€50,-
​Pick up Sayalonga
Becky
labedabe at gmail dot com​

For Sale Montana Tour 2013 Race Bike.

Montana Tour 2013 Race Bike.
Size 56.
Shimano 105 Gear.
Carbon Steering Fork.
675 euro's ono if you want more info e-mail :-
mark3.hbc at gmail.com or tel:- 649111965.
The bike can be viewed this weekend 1st and 2nd November in Velez Malaga .

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Is this your cat ?

This beautiful young cat has been visiting the Pavo Real bar for the last few weeks.
It is very friendly and appears well nourished.   The Pavo Real bar is
on theTorrox to Competa road at 8.5 Km.
Call Sean on 633105637 to let us know what you would like to do,
either
leave it alone as it is just out for a stroll
or
catch it so you can take it home.

Note from the Editor....

My Editorial “Policy” is  rather whimsical at times, so I thought I would clarify my approach to including the "Opiniions" of our subscribers.....
Basically, keep those opinions Polite and Concise
Now that I'm in my more mature years, I’m long in experience but occasionally short in patience – especially when it comes to the more emotive issues such as (usually) animals.
What I will not get involved in is refereeing exchanges between correspondents.
I generally air a few emails and then issue an “Edict” that draws the subject thread to an end and – once I’ve dropped the drawbridge – I try never to raise it again  unless it’s for a really, really good reason.
As Editor I receive untold lunatic emails daily – from all over the world!
I never respond to a single one – there is nothing more infuriating than being ignored….. as we all know!
I commend this approach to you all.
And Bascially - if you can't be polite & kind - please don't email me!
Thanks
Best wishes
Jane