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Monday, 30 June 2014

4 Puppies Need Help - Urgently

Abey, Sontje, Scooby and Lana (AAR 825-828) waiting for a home.
Gorgeous little babies, born at the beginning of May.
They will be small to medium and are all very affectionate and playful.
If you want to offer any of them a good foster or even better forever home,
please call Heike 691 961 394
 mail or
Tracey on 663 624 194 to view.

The Cómpeta Fire

Dave Olson"
Click here to view Competa Fire June 2014
The Competa fire Sun 29th June 2014 
From our 850m high vantage point between Salares and Canillas at around 1pm we noticed the beginning of a fire on the higher road between Canillas de Albaida and Competa.  Although a couple of recce aircraft came out, it took a little time for the water helicopters to start coming, around half an hour, during which time we saw enormous flames start and gotanxious as the wind was quite strong.
Having said that, I felt I had to share with Digamites our complete and utter admiration for those pilots and the firefighters on the ground for their heroism. 
The whole operation was fantastically coordinated, but watching those little aircraft going right into the heart of the blaze was nothing short of miraculous.
Also, the helicopters were dropping teams of men in yellow overalls on the hill nearest us, and they were in a line beating the flames - what if the wind had turned?  I took many photographs but these few will give an idea of just how these people averted disaster on a huge scale.
 At times it was like a volcano and the heat must have been immense.
 Even when the helicopters stopped and it was dark, there were teams of men on the mountains working by torchlight, up until well after 2.00am. 
They all deserve a medal. 
Thanks, Lynda
I thought you might like to see some more pictures of the firefighting of  yesterdays huge
Job well done on an extremely windy day. 
This does take a lot of skill to complete these huge tasks.
All taken on the dam at Lake Vinuela.
It was scary and at one point Competa itself looked to be in trouble.
Up to 17 aircraft were used to fight/control the fire, and they’re still at it today (Monday).
Anyway, here’s some more pics
Rod  pics
Can anyone tell me what might be contained in the water that the planes are dropping on to the terrain,which would turn it a reddish colour?
Many thanks. - Editor writes - I know it's a Fire Suppressant but the writer wishes to know if anyone can explain what it is....
I think a very big thank you must go from everyone to the helicopter pilots and all the other fire fighters who continually dealt with the fire above Competa on Sunday for such a very long period.  
Our sympathy to all those too who were affected by it in some way.  
Friends of Digame, Torrox.
Editor writes - Simply go the Google and type in "Competa Fire"
You will be offered an immense number or photos and accounts (in addition to those displayed in those Post)
I received dozens of photos - far too many to publish in Digame...... I offer a selection below
Collecting water from Viñuela

Telefonica landline – difficulties getting Mi Movistar password

We have a Telefonica landline since a number of years.
Telefonica has told us about their switch to electronic invoices.
We have a good knowledge of computers and internet but have failed to get a password (contraseña) for access to my page at Mi Movistar.
We have tried all kinds of ways to get this password with no success. 
We do have a user name with Movistar.
I have tried to register at Mi Movistar with user name and telephone number, but nothing happens.
 I end up at an internet page “Recuerda tu contraseña de Mi Movistar”.
 At this page E-mail is one option stating = g***
I assume I should send an email
to Movistar with this address, somehow inserting my telephone number for the three ***.
 I have tried various combinations of numbers but always get my email back with message failure to send.
Our Spanish is not good, but we have also tried to call Telephonica support number 1004 asking to speak English.
 I never get through but only got to talk to an answering machine in speedy Spanish.
Has anyone of you had similar problem as me and can you advise us what we are doing wrong and what to do?
digametorrox @

Looking for Work

All types of work -  such as: building, tiling, cleaning, painting(houses inside and out), gardening, bike repairs, painting bikes, etc.
Flexible on time,
I have my own transport...
 call Patrick on 648953761

Translator Needed

Can anyone recommend a translator (English to Spanish) in Nerja?
I need documents translated for the Spanish Embassy.
Please email me at thiscatsabroad
with any info you may have.
Many thanks!

Food Bank - Details

The Phoenix Club have commenced another collection of food for Los Angeles de Axarquia and La Cruz Roja, the Spanish Red Cross, Axarquia to be donated in October.
The Angels of Axarquia feed families in need at breakfast and in the evening, at their soup kitchen just outside the indoor market in Torre del Mar.  The families who queue for food grow every day and they need our help.
La Cruz Roja help families in the whole of our region and they too are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the demand.
If you can help by donating any dry foodstuffs, (preferably in twos which makes it easier to share out) we would be most grateful.  Pulses, rice, pastas, oils, all help towards filling a basket of food for these families.
Let us do our bit to help and be generous to those less fortunate than ourselves.  We will continue to collect food until the 14th October when we will invite the Presidents of both local charities to come in and collect our gift to them.
The Phoenix Club meet every Tuesday between 12 and 2pm at the restaurant above Supersol in Torre del Mar.  However, donations can be made at any time, just pop upstairs and leave it on one of the tables.  Thank you!

Puppy Homed!!!

Thanks to the wonders of Digame I am delighted to say that we have now found a loving home for the young puppy found near the landfill site. He has three others to play with and I'm sure will be very happy!

Endesa Electricity Prices.....warning

Hi Everyone
 Endesa are changing their contracts and pricing from 1 July.
If you do not change your contract the price will change on a daily basis.
See the Endesa website for details.
Regards, Alan

Car Hire Insurance

We have used “Insurance4carhire”, to purchase an annual policy to cover the excess on Hire Cars. 
The policy is around £40 for one year and covers one driver anywhere in Europe. 
We have found them to be extremely efficient and when we had to claim for a burst tyre in the UK, they settled the claim promptly.
Whenever I hire a car, here or in the UK, I take out extra insurance through
This covers the excess plus glass, tyres and loss of keys and a few other things too and comes highly recommended when you are searching on Google.
It has always been accepted without question when I have picked up the hire car.
They do take my credit card details but do not actually take any money from the account.
When I take a car back at the end of the hire period I always ask for something in writing that there are no extra charges due as I have once been charged for fuel a few days later but managed to dispute it and get a refund.
I have most recently used Europecar and Avis and they both give a printout once they have checked the car on its return.
We have used this company for many years in order to avoid the high ‘excess charges’ levied by most hire firms. 
It currently costs £35.99 for the European policy for  1 year .
It has always been accepted by the car hire companies, and is well worth the money. 
Fortunately we have never needed to claim.

Newsstand -

For anybody trying to get into this the code is case sensitive and is Golf19.
Then wade through the adverts!
All the best,

What's on Trapiche Market

What’s On? - Great Quiz tonight

Dave Jamieson will be hosting his weekly quiz, starting at 8.00 pm in Potters Bar, Nerja, tonight,
Tuesday, July 1st.
Weekly cash prize for the first placed team, and a light tapas during the interval,
all for just €2.00 entry per player .
Potters Bar is on Calle Andalucia, down the road
and on the opposite side to the Hotel Villa Flamenca in Nerja.
Any size team can enter, teams of less than four get bonus points at the beginning of the quiz, and teams of more than six, and the previous week’s winners (!) receive penalty points.
Why not come along and have a fun evening?

What's on Competa Rocks On

What's on Pilates and Zumba classes

Pilates and Zumba classes every Monday and Thursdays in Torrox Park,

fully qualified instruction,
 3 euros per class.

call Tracey for more info

 663 624 194

What's on- The Axarquia Racing Club, Torrox Costa

Saturday 5th July.

A welcome return for ''The Solid Silver Band''.
Hosting a jam and open mike (musicians please bring your own instruments).
With band members that have played with Peter Noone, Dave Berry ,Wayne Fontana to name but a few, this is a band with some very experienced musicians.

Playing guitar greats and 60's/70's/80's hits.

Come and join in or just enjoy the music.

 This is a great band and you will not be disappointed.

Sunday 6th July.

A first time visit from the Malaga based band ''Miss Gin''.
 Don't miss the rare opportunity to see this band in the Torrox area.
Playing UK/USA hits from 70's onwards.
 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.
 Please note that to be fair to all our customers booked tables will only be reserved until 19:30.

Rental Search

 We are looking for long term rental in Benajarafe Costa.
Minimum 3 bedroom house or villa.
Must have private garage and garden.
Pool optional.
Furnished or unfurnished.
Minimum 12 month rental, this will be a home not a holiday home.
Required August/ September 2014 onwards although will consider later start if property already on short term let over the summer.

Wanted Two Z beds

Two Z beds in good condition
please contact Maggie 650 796 846

Wanted - Hangers

We are in desperate need ASAP trouser skirt coat hangers 
any type of hangers
please.ring Jackie 672170429.

Wanted - Comfy Sofa

Comfy Sofa to have outside for the summer. Ideally pet free as husband allergic to fur !
Will happily take  your old one away for you if you are contemplating buying new.
Grateful for any offers!
Torrox Campo

For Sale Mattress

I bought this mattress second hand three weeks ago without noticing that it is too long for my bed. 
It's an Ikea Sultan Hamnvik, now discontinued, size 140 x 200.
There is an adhesive stain on the underside from being in storage and although the cover has been
 removed and cleaned, the stain won't go.
Really comfy mattress now unfortunately discontinued.
Bought for 70 euros, looking for 60,
buyer to collect from Nerja.
Any questions don't hesitate to ask:

For Sale - Videos & Paperbacks

Set of MIDSOMER MURDERS videos, 23 in total great for anyone who was a fan of the series 15 € for the lot
Also 6 TOUCH OF FROST videos  5 €
approx 100 books paperbacks, incluiding the writers Lee Childs, David Baldacci, Robert Crais, Kathy Reichts and many more
70 € ONO
Tel.- 625319323 or email

For Sale 2 Sofa's

Both the same size: 230w 100d 80h
One tan soft leather, one brown fabric with tan soft leather trim.
€300 each or both for €500
618640160     Gordon
(Vendor has photos available)

For Sale - Various

2 x 4ft wide small double beds
Hot tub 4-6 people
Cast iron patio table and 4 chairs (all in good condition)
Contact details: Heather Hill +34 951 167 603 / +34 626 724 249

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Cómpeta-Torrox Fire Sunday

A major catastrophe for the residents of the Cruz del Monte Urbanisation above Cómpeta -
We watched it from our terrace and our hearts go out to those affected.
Herewith a few photos-   Jane (Editor)

Help Needed for frustrated flyer

As the holder of a European LAPL Pilot's licence and current medical certificate I would welcome information and help to contact Real Aeroclub de Malaga at La Axarquia Airfield (LEAX).
Attempts in the past have failed because of my poor grasp of Spanish.
I will be visiting the Caleta area at the end of July for a few days and would love to have a look around the club and a chat with like minded aviation enthusiasts and even, perhaps, an hour in the air.
Any help would be gratefully accepted.
Regards Roy Foster

World Cup Football Stickers Swap ?

Is there anyone else out there in Digame world with grand children collecting the World Cup stickers?   
My grandchildren who are here are and we have loads of swops and would love to do a deal!!!!!!  
Contact me at agdurston@

Re gluten free foods - Thank You !

Thank you for all your replies.
You have helped make my diet more palatable!

Cake Maker Recommendation

I can thoroughly recommend – Margaret Wilde of Designer Cakes Costa Del Sol.
Her ability to turn a cake into almost anything, has to be seen to be believed!!
You can find out all about her at -
Hope that this helps.

Travel Insurance

About the request for a broker I have used the on-line UK company Staysure who specialise in ex-pat and over 50's insurance and they do have a Malaga phone number.
Their policy prices are reasonable, but I've never had to claim so can't comment on their service:

Blue Parking Zones in Torrox

Until the council publishes the rules for the new parking zones on the Costa then there isn't much we can say about it.
However, I would correct Carole that the parking in the pueblo blue zones is limited to one hour and not 2 as she has stated.
This only applies during 'working hours' (Mon-Fri 9am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm) so you can park all afternoon without any problems.
If you arrive at 1.15pm you can stay until 5.15pm for example, and there are no restrictions at weekends.
From a personal point of view I think the pueblo system works very well and I really appreciate being able to always find a parking space since this was introduced.
 It is well worth the 1€ one-off payment for the disc which is available to buy at many of the shops in the pueblo.

Car Parking Malaga Airport

From my own experience, so this is anecdotal, I have settled on Platinum Car Parking, their email address is
Very competitively priced, but also a very high service level.
They meet you at departures to take your car and meet you again at departures to pick up the car.
Returned clean and yes I have checked odometer readings and from memory about 10km more than when I left it with them.
Usually there is an advert for them on the back page of Euro Weekly

House Insurance Questions

We are resident in the campo, 3b 2b house with pool and our insurance is around 450 euro per year.
There's a restriction on how long you can be away.
Can you recommend insurance that covers similar property where you are away for around 6 or 8 weeks at a time?
Also is there a difference in price or time away between residential and holiday/2nd home insurance?
Any advice grateful please to or digametorrox@hotmail

Newsstand Golf Breaks...

Hi Digamites
After months of hard work we have just launched Newsstand Golf Breaks Costa del Sol edition on Apples Newsstand and Google Play Store
It is an interactive magazine full of information about playing golf here on the costa.
* Where to stay – A detailed description of each region within the Costa del Sol – With videos!
* Where to play – Individual listings of the top golfclubs for each region within Costa del Sol – With videos!
* What to pay – Hotel rates and green fee costs with direct access to each website for your bookings.
It also has many exclusive discounts of everything golf and more. Even car hire. I recently booked a car in Gatwick for 4 days via the magazine and it cost me just £35!!
The normal price is €9.95 or £7.49 but for all Digame readers you can have it FREE by doing the following
1.Click on the link below to get the app which is also free
2. Click on 'Subscribe' then ‘Current Subscriber’
3. Enter code 'GOLF19'
4. Please leave a review or just rate us
Apple     -
Android     -
Kind regards
Richard Collins
Tel Spain : (0034) 600 740 991
UK: (0044)1273 906500

Gardening Clubs

Think Axarquia Garden Club ask for a subscription which might put some people off.
The tenner you pay to the U3A once a year covers all activities and there are a wonderful range on offer.

Car Hire Issues -

Further information needed please
Would Philip be kind enough to share with us who he has this policy with and the contact details, please? I hire in various places and recently with Hertz in the UK, where the excess has now gone up to 900 pounds and of course the daily additional insurance increases the hire cost by 30%.
Here's Philip's item - Car Hire Issues
I have a policy for 12 months for £34.00 which DELPASO do not dispute  for the excess that is required by all hire car companies and DELPASO give a refund for unused fuel.

Delpaso are very happy to accept that you have an independent Insurance Policy for the excess.
However they will charge you a deposit on your Credit Card if you don't take out THEIR Insurance.
Then when you take the car back they will find some trumped up " damage" that you cannot dispute eg broken lock, chipped windscreen and charge you most of your deposit by only refunding part of it.
Delpaso are crooks and if you Google " Delpaso Car Hire Reviews" you will see many examples!

What's on

Hi folks, we have 2 gigs this coming weekend:
Friday 4 July: Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida.
To reserve a table call 952 553254/609 167127. 8.30pm start time.

Sunday 6 July: on the terrace at Restaurante Maria at the Hotel Balcon in Competa.
To reserve a table call 952 553662. 8.00pm start time.
Or as usual you can book a table by emailing mitchbanjo(at)
Hope to see you at one of these great venues.

Excursion to Gib

The Phoenix Club are off on their monthly shopping trip to Gibraltar on the 1st August.
We depart from Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30 am and passports are essential. 
Due to visa restrictions on entering Gibraltar, please advise if you are a non EU citizen when you book.
The price? 
€11pp includes a €1 gratuity for the driver. 
Children under 12 can join us for 1/2 price.
We are filling up so early booking is recommended as seat numbers are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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.

Rental Needed

As we are having some friends coming over from Denmark I would like to hear if anybody know of houses for rent in Torrox Pueblo:
1 house for 2 persons from August 31 - September 7
1 house for 3 persons - 5 days in the same period.
I would like people to answer me on my e-mail.;

Rental Wanted

Villa/Apartment wanted in Competa
Villa or apartment with outside space/garden wanted in or close to Competa for long term rental. 
3 bedrooms, or 2 plus office space. 
Preferably unfurnished or part-furnished.
 Start date flexible - either now or after the summer. 
Please reply to

For Sale -Water Pressure Tank

Water Pressure Tank

50L water pressure tank

15 euros


 near Periana

tel 618236615  /     951139153

For Sale White lupins -

White lupins - cool and elegant.
€5 each.
The Viveros Florena Team
Lorraine Cavanagh,
Viveros Florena, Competa, Malaga.
Opening Hours: 9 - 2,
closed Sundays and Mondays.
Tel:          689928201
Facebk:   Lorraine Cavanagh´s Garden Centre

For Sale Accurist Greenwich Masters Watch

A collectors item.

Accurist The Greenwich Master collection watch in perfect condition.

Model GMT 122W.

Complete with Manual.

To be sold in aid of CAS.
330 euros

Tel Richard

Nerja area

For Sale Skimmer Box for Pool

Brand new swimming pool skimmer box.

To be sold in aid of CAS

35 Euros.

Phone Richard

Nerja area

For Sale - Loungers & Cushions & Gas Bottles

Two solid teak steamer sun loungers

complete with cushions

50€ each.

Pair of brand new unused sun lounger cushions
 still in packaging
195x60x7 cms
  15€ each.

2 x Orange Gas bottles 10€ each.
Competa area

Tel: 648037989

For Sale - Bikes

1 Exercise Bike - 25 euros
1 Gents Bicycle -75 Euros
Both only used once and in excellent condition
Buy Both for 90 Euros
Torrox Costa

For Sale - Chairs & Ice Maker

5 donut faux leather chairs 10€ each or best offer.
Ice making machine 200€ or best offer
Located in Nerja. 687401585  /   671448072

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Found Wandering....

Hello all you kind people.  

Found wandering around Vinuela on Thursday.

A beautiful English Setter dog

Around 1 year old.  

He is not chipped, was underweight, but he is so friendly and good. 

He just wants a forever home from someone who will love him. 

He is good with the cat and so lovely with people.  
Please call Gilly (at Carousels in Vinuela) on

Gardening Club Option

We used to have a thriving garden club with the U3A but unfortunately the person running it returned to the UK. It would be lovely if you could set one up I am sure there would be plenty of people interested.
Have a look here and contact U3A and say you would like to start up a Garden club I am sure plenty of people would be interested.

Blue Lines in Torrox

I am surprised that Digamites are not jumping up and down about the blue parking lines taking over Torrox Costa.
 Half of each street's parking bays are being marked in blue as per the ones in the Pueblo.
I thought they had a surplus of paint bought from the Smurf village but it is another stupid cash-cow idea.  No-one knows yet how exactly it will work or when it will start, including the council, but watch for info in the press. 
If you have to get a 2 hour disc from the town hall/library, as per the Pueblo, where do you park while you are fetching it?
Two hours rules out going to the beach, having a meal or even a leisurely stroll on the paseo.
 Sometimes I think Spain doesn't want residents, or tourists, and do their best to deter them from coming.  Out of peak periods there was no problem parking, except perhaps on market days.
This will just cause chaos.

Warning, treat with much suspicion,

An E-mail was received today supposed to be from OUTLOOK (MSN) , regarding Outlook accounts,
 look at it carefully see the mistakes in the paragraphs and look at the e-mail you will see it was sent by a '' 
I cannot see that this e-mail address is in any way connected to Microsoft
If any one else has further information please let the world know

Cake Makers - Recommendations Needed Please

Can anyone recommend a cake maker, who can make a cake in the shape of a formula one racing car?

Cleaner / Carer with References

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Lidia, I am a Spanish lady, resident in Algarrobo and I speak English.
I am looking for work doing domestic cleaning, help, care and similar tasks.
I could also do rental changeovers.
I am normally available mornings and in the area between Torrox and Torre Del Mar.
I have my own transport, previous experience and can provide recent references.
 If this is of interest, please call me on

Pedicure Recommendations

Viviana at Eleganza in Torrox Costa is excellent.  Charges for pedicure are about 22 euro and she will cut nails, get rid of hard skin, moisture and paint nails for that, takes about an hour and its like having new feet when she is finished.  Just behind Budha bar on the paseo.
I have been going to Rebeccah Curtis at Laguna Beach, Torrox Costa for several years for pedicures as I cannot do it myself either.
I highly recommend her for a very good and lovely job. She is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Her phone numbers are 952 530122 or 651 956284, leave a message, she will always call back.
Amanda on 636866715 lives in the campo above Torrox Pueblo. She does home visits and also some clinics. Recommended by myself and my lady mistress indoors,
Cheers, Keith
I am happy to recommend Avril Anderson.  She arrives in her own car and lives in Torrox Pueblo.    
Phone her on :-    952539901
mobile - 670540533
I have been in the same state as you and she has always made me fell very comfortable. 

Printing off Items

With reference to print out- I use and pay for 19 dollars for a program called capturewizlite by pixel metrics  and used it for years very easy to use  worth the money
eddy 952558507

Animals Benefit from Insurance

Patricia Camps
Agente exclusivo expats
Avda. Andalucia 61, bloque 1, Local E
29740 Torre del mar
Movil 669.074.477
Movil 617.967.668
E-mail :

Travel Insurance Needed P lease

Can anyone recommend a travel insurance broker in Nerja.    
Need a multi-trip world wide insurance.
heathervanriesen at hotmail dot com

Gluten Free Foods

We have a family member who has a gluten problem and we found
Mercadona in Algarrobo have a good selection of gluten free foods,
such as bread, cakes, ice cream,yoghurt etc.
I assume this would be the same in all Mercadona stores.
We also found a shop in in Torre del Mar that also stocks gluten free
items, where they have corn flakes but more expensive,
I hope this is of some use,
Super Sol, if you ask the bakery, has a gluten free bread that is quite good.  They generally keep it frozen and will warm it up for you in minutes while you shop. 
Hope this helps.  I have sometimes wondered if there may be a need to start a gluten free ''club'' not to call it a support group for folks to meet and share information, resources, recipes and how they survive gracefully in a gluten world.
If interested, contact norma at  Good luck in your health adventure!! nkk
Mercadona sells gluten free bread, a bit on the sweet side but when needs must it’s a good alternative. They also sell gluten free pizzas in the freezer and I have also spotted gluten free spaghetti.  You can use gram flour made for chick peas to make things like pancakes. They can be heavier than those made with wheat flour so make the mixture more runny. They are tasty with either sweet or savoury fillings. Gram flour can be bought in Sugar and Spice in Competa and is great for vegetarians as it has a high protein content. Sugar and Spice also sell rice noodles which are a good alternative to the wheat based ones when making Chinese food.  Frittatas or Spanish omelettes are a good replacement for tarts, flans or quiches and can be cut and served in the same way and eaten hot or cold so great for picnics or packed lunches
I have some delicious recipes for gluten free cakes and biscuits and if you would like to contact me by direct email I’ll forward them to you as I’m sure Jane would not like the Digame pages filled with recipes. jan dot addison at gmail dot com
Mercadona offers a wide range of gluten free products, just look for the sign 'sin gluten' in the package. There's also a shop called Rincón Natural in calle Bronce where you can also find gluten free stuff.
Concerning buying gluten-free food I can recommand the following shops:
Mercadona offers a wide range of it, first of all bread, cake, biscuits,
also "Eroski" in "El Ingenio". In both supermarkets there are no special units for it, you will find the gluten-free products between the not gluten-free ones.
There are two "NatureLife"-Shops, offering bread, cakes, biscuits and also different types of flour.
The adresses are:
1. Velez-Málaga: Calle Pio Augusto Verdú, 24 (you will find in an internet-street-map)
2. Torre del Mar: Avenida Andalucía, opposite to the big taxi-station ("parada de taxis").
Both shops you will find in the internet.
Good luck, I hope it will help you,


I have just returned from  Clinical dental Innovadent which is in the little square behind the tiny church called plaza de la ermita,  Nerja  which is next to the top  taxi rank telephone number,95252 4003.
Where I was treated by the amazing Christian who was the most professional and

knowledgeable dentist I have every had the pleasure of going to, in fact I am going back in two weeks to have more dental treatment, without out all the apprehension normally associated visiting a dentist.

Tony Roam Removals & Light Haulage Spain to UK to Spain

We are are small removals & light haulage company that run from Cardiff South Wales to Torrox and back once a month.
We live in Casarones, just behind Torrox Pueblo and have a van going back and forth UK to Spain to UK anyone would like to take advantage of some  favourable prices.
So if you have small or large items that you might like to purchase of internet sites ie
Amazon, furniture world etc. and have them delivered to our depot in the Uk collection or delivery can then be made here around Torrox.
Next run back to UK 6th July
Next run back to Spain 25th July
Your goods are handled by us only on our vans and kept in our storage
Full loads also undertaken good prices and fully insured up to £25,000
Evidence of insurance can be supplied by email on request, hard copies always carried on vans.
email ;  Tony on
Tel Spain 0034636393542  UK 00447973362003

Car Hire Issues

I have a policy for 12 months for £34.00 which DELPASO do not dispute  for the excess that is required by all hire car companies and DELPASO give a refund for unused fuel.

What's on - Music Fest

If you enjoy LIVE MUSIC don't miss AAR's Music Fest on Saturday 26th July where Rock, Blues, Funk, Soul, Reggae and Bosanova are all on the menu!
In the line up of different bands and acts, some hot musicians will be performing at SCIROCCO LIVE in Puente Don Manuel (Viñuela area) for non stop live music from 14:00h to 24:30h.
This colourful event will also include Market Stalls, Hog Roast, Fire Eating, Tarot Readings, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Juggling and much more.
All acts and entertainers are donating their time voluntarily without pay, to benefit Axarquia Animal Rescue, which means we can offer real value for money in return for your much valued support.
Tickets are just 10 euros and include lunch or supper.
Entrance for children aged 12 and under is free, though they should be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are on sale at:
- Torre Del Mar - AAR's Charity Shop at 147 Avenida de Andalucia (near to Pretty Home)
- Puente Don Manuel - AAR's stall at the Friday market in Puente Don Manuel
- Puente Don Manuel - DIVA Boutique in Puente Don Manuel
- Trapiche - AAR's stall at the Tuesday Farmers` Market
- ONLINE via email at
- Or CALL Jo at 650 193 777.

Grey Gelding for Sale

15.2 hh. A reluctant sale,
Rondeño has been with us for8 years and during this time he has taken part in a number of Ferrias' including Nerja and Frigiliana.
Aged 15 he is polite as well as handsome and is a
good hack but not a novice ride. 
Situated close to Canillas de Aceituno.                            475€
For further information tel; 696 280 737 or e-mail graham  godley  at  yahoo  dot  co  uk

For Sale - urgently

Please help me get rid of the last three items that I have on offer.
The wardrobe and the couch are too big for me to move so I really would like to sell them.
Please take this opportunity because the prices are very low.
Wardrobe 100 euro,
Couch 40 euro (very comfortable)
Computer table 15 euro.
Maybe there is more stuff that you would like.
The pictures and directions to my home can be seen on a friend's website:
Waiting for your calls.
Teresa: 0044 7970 290 589
Eric: 685 866 887

For Sale Clothing

Popping up at the English Shop 4th July
Hippy Chic Clothing will pop up at The English Shop Puente Don Manuel ..
this Friday from 10.30 onwards...
Come and see what we have to offer and what the English Shop has to offer too...
Adios for now....

For sale Florabest 2450 w. Vac and blower

For sale Florabest 2450 w. Vac and blower with 10 mt extension lead.
40 euros.
Tel 679598264.

For Sale - Various

 New Motors
with BRAND new motors, All floor tools  as shown and Crevice tools
available on request £8 extra
(I have to request these from the UK separately. Take about a week posted directly to you.)
Next Consignment Mid July all colours available.
Ideal for Builders and cleaning Companies.
Reserve your hoovernow and I will contact you when they arrive in Spain.

 Ariete Centrika French Orange Pressing Machine.

Purchased Eroski March 2014
used only a couple of times as sadly allergic to oranges.

New €85 Selling €45.

New I phone Tech21  protective phone cover in white.
 Never used. £20 Amazon
€15. Torrox Campo

Friday, 27 June 2014

Puppy Found

Friday 27th June we found this puppy whimpering opposite the entrance to the landfill site in Torrox, just up from the football pitch.
He was already wearing the red harness you see in the photo.
He is not chipped.
Is he lost?
Vet suggests he is approx 12 weeks old.
He is a little sweeetheart.
As we have just taken on our fifth rescue we are unable to take another.
Any takers or does anybody have any knowledge of this little chap?
 If nobody comes forward we will be asking one of the rescue organisations to take him.
littlenige at mail dot com  or 633 545 289.

Transport services available

Van and trailer Available to take 25sq mtrs ready to the UK or Ireland
please contact zef maxwell on 634342947

Gluten Free Foods - Advice Needed Please

I am new to this now and don't know where to find this type of foods.
Any help is appreciated.
Torrox/Nerja area.
Replies to Digame.
Lori A

Gardening Club

Does anyone know if there is a Gardening group /Club in the Nerja/Torrox or round about areas?
If not would any Gardeners be interested in joining one? 
I noted that there seems to be a thriving one in the Vinuela area and would like to be part of a similar group. Could answers go to Digame please so that all can see.    (  )
Many Thanks  Sandra
Editor offers  immediate  answer.... simply ask Google for Axarquia Garden Club  or go directly to
It's a wonderful group of people!


Having just got back from 2 weeks on holiday in Slovenia, I wondered if anyone could recommend a good dentist in the Axarquía.
Whilst away I had to get an emergency appointment and was horrified to be told it was probably root canal problems. The dentist in a very small Slovenian town had a modern surgery, did an xray which confirmed his diagnosis and proceeded to treat it very professionally and painlessly. No injection was given but anaesthetic administered via a probe connected to a machine, painless and no irritating numb mouth for the rest of the day.
He also used something he called a "rubber dam" to keep the area he was working on isolated from the rest of the mouth. 
He regularly goes to conferences and the like worldwide, and has made me realise how old fashioned the Spanish dentist is who I have been using up to now. Can anyone recommend an equally up to date dentist? as Slovenia is a long way to go ......
Thanks. wendy dot sedella at hotmail dot com
I was very pleased with the professionalism of Andreas of Dentadanes in Maro.
Danish but speak English. Don’t suggest he is cheap, but I would use him again.
Michael in Capistrano
A Dentist when only the best will do.
Nerja Dental Clinic
All the latest modern equipment
Lars Kullberg, Swedish, english and other languages spoken
C/Almirante Rerrandiz 114, (top of post office street)
Nerja  95 252 8374

Editor advises:-
Previous entries on Digame  can be found on the actual website (there's a Search option on the top right of the page - type in "Dentist" )

Airport Shuttle Bus Services

There seems to be some confusion and I think there are 2 different services being discussed here.
I have no knowledge of a bus picking up on a route from Nerja to Torre del Mar. 
The bus I refer to is one which operates from the main Bus station in Malaga.
It pulls up outside the depot, not in the bus garage.
Which can be reached by taking the Alsa Service bus from most Major towns.
It is a typical Shuttle bus as you would find at airports in the UK.
 Loads of inside luggage space and fewer seats than a normal bus.
It is direct, no stops and costs 3€ each way.  No concessions. 
It runs about every 15 minutes throughout the year. 
Hope this helps.
Re: how to get to the airport - I would not rely on a bus that may be or may be not will be running twice a day in the summer months -
What I do, and works perfectly:
I take the bus from Nerja to Malaga, I look up the departure and arrival times on the ALSA site in advance. Very frequent service till late in the evening, both ways.
Arriving at the bus station in Malaga (the one next to the Maria Zambrano train station) I walk to the street side, on the side walk is a special stop for the Airport Shuttle, which runs every 15-20 mins. and costs 3 Euros.
 Going back: walk out of the Malaga airport in a straight line, and you will find the bus stop for the airport shuttle .

Car Hire Problems....

For those experiencing problems with car hire companies, try
- they have an office in Nerja.
You can rent from the airport and return the car to the airport, or rent the car in Nerja and then leave it at the airport car park (you contact them and tell them where you left it!).
They speak fluent English and Spanish. They don't take outrageous deposits or indeed any extra money.
The only thing you have to accept is that their cars are more often than not, quite old.
But if you're not fussy about turning up in a Bentley, they are by far the best car hire company around.  Nigel
Car Hire Charge Problems
Helle Hollis consistently come up as being one of the best car hire services at Malaga airport.
They might be dearer than some of the other companies but the positive factors (Fair fuel policy, much less queuing time, no hard sell of additional insurance etc.) far outweigh the supposedly cheaper, broker-booked, airport operators.
You can obtain a small discount on some groups of cars by entering the promo code hellofan on their booking page.
Locally, the Nerja based company Lessaggro come very highly recommended.
Again, not the cheapest option, but the price on their website can be negotiated and the service they offer is second to none. No Airport Queuing Issues Whatsoever due to the novel pick-up scheme that they operate makes this company a firm favourite with many, me included. None of the other car hire company scams either, this is an honest, up-front, family-run business. gets you all of the information.

Advice Needed re Steam Cleaners

Hi I'm looking to buy, A good quality steam cleaner, it's for cleaning floors mainly, or if anyone has any recommendations of which is the best make and model to buy please,
I have been disappointed in the past steam cleaners that I have owned!

Special Offer - Long Term Parking, Airport

Malaga Airport currently have a special offer for longer term parking in the P1 short-term car park right opposite the terminals.
The offer is that you pay for 4 days (€75) and then stay for up to 20 days for no further payment.
After the 20 days, the additional cost is just €1 per day.
Can work out much better value than some of the parking services and it is right opposite the terminals and no need for a shuttle bus.
You have to pre-book online at
When you collect your car afterwards you take the email confirmation with your ticket to the office in the car park and they then apply the special price.

Costa Animal Society. Hog Roast Cancelled

It is with regret that the Hog Roast that was due to take place on the 4th of July at Seacrest Kennels, has been cancelled due to  sudden family bereavement.
CAS will advise if this event is arranged for a future date.

Carpentry Service : Endorsement

Just read the post from Agustin Medina on June 26th offering his carpentry services and I'd like to give a commendation for the quality of Augustin's work.
He made all the doors and windows for our house when it was built back in 2004 - they are a beautiful job and since then he has made us a further set of double french doors to match in equal outstanding quality.   Ours happen to be made in I guess a "traditional Spanish rustic style" but I imagine he can make anything in wood.  
 I strongly recommend him -- I don't speak much Spanish but he and I managed to communicate enough on the occasions he has done work with us.
I wish him well in finding any additional work through Digame, he deserves to.   
His workshop is in the industrial estate on the inland side of the Torrox Costa coast road, turn right by Santander and then right again -- but I suggest calling him first as he is more than usually out working during normal work hours, and in his workshop at other times preparing or making items etc..
A hard worker.  

Ryan Air Boarding Card Printing Difficulties

 Printing boarding cards on some airline sites can be difficult at times. For some reason the ‘Print’ link does not always work. To avoid any blood pressure issues try the following procedure.
When you have got the boarding card up on your screen press the function key (FN) and the print screen (PRTSC) key.
Open up Paint Shop Pro and click on the paste option.
Crop the image that appears as needed and click on File, then Save As.
Alter the format, using the drop down menu under the title box, from psp to jpg and save to a suitable location from where you can then print the document that you have created.
It sounds complicated but it really is quite straightforward, and it is a procedure that can be employed to download items such as images etc. from the internet.
Right click on the page and from the options left click print.
Another menu should come up allowing you to left click print again.
It may be as simple as that.
If it doesn't print satisfactorily, from that menu, change the option from print to PDF and save to your desktop. You can then right click that icon and choose print.
If it doesn't print satisfactorily, go back to the Ryanair page, highlight the whole page, copy and paste it into Paint (or similar) and save it as a jpg. You can then print it as a picture.
If you have Snippit you can also save it as a picture to print.
I know, all around the houses, it's that Michael O'Lary (sic) again.
If you can't print it yourself, he'll personally do it for you, €80 please.
He always says please!
Cheers, Keith

A Good Pedicure Needed Please

Can anyone advise me on where to go on Torrox costa or Pueblo for a good pedicure that does not cost and arm and a leg!!
When I say a good pedicure I mean hard skin removal, nails and polish, the works.
This is not something I would normally indulge in but due to an accident I have damaged my hips and pelvis and am unable to bend in order to complete the task myself, hence I have no idea where to go and don’t want to waste money on an unsatisfactory service.
Answers to Digame please.       digametorrox @

Review of the Chill Out Bar in Balcon de Cómpeta

A Dunford's Dinners review of the new Chill Out bar that is about to open at the Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta can be seen at the link below.
Dunford's Dinners.

Lindas Quality Linens - Closing Down Sale

Due to unforeseen circumstances Lindas Quality Linens will be closing.
We are holding a Closing down SALE from tomorrow Saturday 28th June
Come and grab a bargain while you have the chance. 
Everything must go
I wish to thank all the customers who have patronised my Shop and the excellent comments I have received.
Opening Hours Monday to Friday 10.00am till 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am till 2.00pm

What's on Torrox Park Casa Maria

Stop Press....CASA MARIA....The Live Music Bar.....Torrox Park
 Udo your host welcomes you to sing and dance to Live Music in Andalucia.
NEW for 2014
We are happy to present at Casa Maria  different bands every Saturday night at 18.00 from the Axarquia region.
 Add our Saturday evening entertainment and Bar-B-Que to our usual Monday night spectacular Jam Session for your truly cosmopolitan entertainment fun in the sun.                         
 Learn to say "cheers" in many different languages
Experience the feeling in live andalucian performances and rock/pop music presented in different styles.
Bar-B-Que.. Saturday evenings from 18.00
chicken, meatballs, fish, bratwurst from the the grill.
Speciality of the house...Mouthwatering Roast Chicken or Hog Roast from the Rotisserie...
(Call Udo...the kitchen bull to book your own hog for two or more people.)
Visit for more information.
 Tel: Udo the kitchen bull.. for your arrangements on +34 654 934 412
 To get to Casa Maria driving along coast road from Nerja..take right turn and keep following the signs to Torrox Park and Camping.
Passing the campsite on your left...take right turn along the road to the end of the tarmac, carry on along the track for a couple of hundred metres and Casa Maria is on your right. Good parking available.
 See you there!!!!

For Sale Chain Saw

Parkside EKS 1700 Electric Chain Saw As New
40cm cutting length (max)
1700w 230v
Complete with instructions including chain guard

Made in Germany
35 euros

Contact: Barry Stevens email: manofkentatfsmaildotnet

For Sale - Washing Machine

Whirlpool super capacity heavy duty washer.
8.2 kg 600rpm
w 70cm x d 70cm x h 108cm.

Can deliver.

tel Merv 655167894

For Sale - Henry!

Pristine 2 year old Henry Hoover for sale with pipe and tools.
 €90 Bargain price
Torrox Campo

For Sale - Hi-Fi system and Coffee Machine

Samsung DVD & surround system HT2320
5 Speakers.
2 rear,
1 front and 1 powered sub woofer (No wires but with connectors)

90 euros - Nerja area
Robert 637 548 944


Saeco Taela Giro Plus In-cup coffee machine
Full Bean to cup system with milk steamer & optional ground coffee system
Good condition overall with some marks and a small scatch on the Water Reservoir Door,
rest clean and tidy
130 euros - Nerja area

Robert 637 548 944

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Contacting Digame

To contact Digame -
Minimum of 2 days advanced notice of any "What'a On" function is needed please.
Editing commences 3pm daily

Barcelona Hotel Recommendations

I can recommend this lovely Hotel in an excellent location
We visited Barcelona several years ago and stayed in the Acta Atrium Palace.
 It was recommended to us by a friend who is from Barcelona.
We were very happy with the hotel and it's location.
It is within walking distance of the passeig de gracia and many of the "must see" locations in Barcelona.
The reception staff were extremely friendly and helpful and a wealth of useful information.
Barcelona is a stunning city,
I hope that you have a fabulous time.

Dentist Recommendations

For the person who is looking for a good dentist in Nerja: I can highly recommend Christian Irrgang
His practice is in the centre of Nerja, Plaza de la Ermita 9.
Dr. Irrgang is from Germany, is multilingual, and so is his friendly staff.
Tel. 952 52 40 03.
I can thoroughly recommend Dentadanes in Maro, Nete speaks various languages and is an excellent dentist. Tel 952529666
We can well recommend Dentadanes in Maro, tel: 952529666.  We have been going there for many years.
J. Wilks

Transportation from Malaga Airport to Competa

Friday August 15, my suitcase and I arrive in Malaga at about 3 pm.
I would very much like to hitch a ride with someone going to Competa that afternoon/evening.
Shared costs of course.
Elisabeth Jonsson, Sweden, +46 702 291040 or

Car Hire Charge Problem

Unfortunately since the financial crisis really kicked in, this sort of unprofessional (and often illegal) behaviour has become almost de riguer in the car hire market, along with a whole raft of other scams that the companies operate.
Unfortunately Malaga airport has gained the reputation as being a hot-bed for such activities.
Can the original poster please let Digame know which company was it this time please?
We can then try and avoid it.
There is a huge thread on this which can be accessed by pasting the following link into your browser;
The thread goes right back to 2007, but look at the later posts to get an update on what is going on right now.
Could François tell us which car rental firm was used. It would help us to avoid the same trap.
Helle Hollis was a good rental for us, by the way.

Dog Grooming

I use Victoria at Posh paws at Clinica San Fernando in Nerja.  
They have been grooming my dogs for 12 years and I have no problems with them.  
In fact I am there with my two tomorrow morning.

Ryanair Boarding Pass printing ...

Hello all, quick question. Has anyone experienced problems when attempting to print your boarding pass from the Ryanair website ?
I've tried it several times, and it seems very simple and easy, but the button to print will not become and active button, and I can't figure it out ?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
 nedkat2 at yahoo dot com

Carpentry Services

I am contacting you to offer my services as a specialist carpenter decks and pergolas.
I've attached a few pictures for you to see.

Feel free to contact me for any questions through this mail,
by phone at 649877353
or visit me at Cortijo Amaya n.7 Industrial Estate warehouse.
Agustín Medina.

Jet Wash

Man with a Jet Wash for hire.Bring those tired old exterior floor tiles up a treat for the Summer.
Roy 626676972

Hairdressing Services

Appointments with Angela Serantes- Hairdresser
From the 1st of July i will be based at Erica Villegas in Torrox Costa. Block 77 No 2.
To make an appointment call me on 615 266 712.
Angela Serantes Formerly from Torrox and El Ingenio (Spejos)

Re Shuttle Bus to Airport

Yes there is such a thing, which I only found out about a few months ago..
Called  It only picks up from certain Hotels in Nerja and Torre (as far as I know), but the public can use it, and has to be booked in advance, I think with the hotels, but the hotels are listed on their site.  I haven't looked at their site, this info is from a friend of mine who uses it regularly... 
Hi Digamites
Airport Bus.
How confusing, some people are convinced that the bus does not exist, but posted on 25th June we have :- Bus to Airport  item No2 Service begins 1St July to 31st August yet Item No3 says the they used it both ways last week so they must have used it in the middle of June, as this is a very important service could anyone give a concrete answer as it could easily mean missing ones flight if the bus was to be relied upon.

UK Post Office Travel Money Card Plus

Has anyone used one of these cards in Torrox?
Friends have a card already loaded.
They would need to take money from local ATMs.
The Post Office charge 2 euros per transaction.
Would local banks also add a fee?
Your advice is much appreciated.
digametorrox @

What's on - Archez

Tonight Friday. Live Music at Bar La Pena, Archez. 
MP-G. Martin and Phil playing a great mix of Folk, Country and Rock.
Starts at 8.30
Come along for a great night of entertainment and good food.
To reserve your table call 952553084.


Wanted long garment rail + cover if possible, also cardboard boxes suitable for removal.
Phone Rob 696079563


Exercise bike
Has anyone got one they no longer use ? 
Maybe hidden away in the garage.?
Will collect
Please call 644153719 or e-mail


Wanted storage for small amount of furniture etc must be dry.
Rob 696079563


Anyone got a second hand laptop for sale
Mark 661713238

For Sale: Thule Gutter Mounted Roof Bars & Rack

Thule Gutter Mounted Roof Bars & Rack for Land Rover Discovery 2.
 As New.

40 Euro or sensible offers. 

Tel: 636 601 798. 

For Sale Electric boiler

Electric boiler make COINTRA  
30 ltrs  in good working order
a few scuffs on the outside casing

40 euro or near offer, 

 tel 952539507