Archive for: March, 2013

Tenerife’s true Easter Passion

THOUSANDS of people will pour into Adeje village this morning (Friday) to witness the spectacular re-enactment of Christ’s passion. The annual Semana Santa event, which involves a cast of at least 300 – mainly locals – is a must-see occasion for many tourists and residents. It starts at noon along Calle Grande and you are […]

Old woman in drowning tragedy

AN elderly woman drowned after the car in which she was sitting slid into a river from a ferry slipway. It plunged into the River Fal while waiting to board the King Harry Ferry nearTruro,Cornwall, on Wednesday afternoon. Her body was recovered by emergency services two hours later, and police said the male driver was […]

White weekend, and more UK misery’s on the cards

SPRING began officially on Tuesday, and the British should have been getting ready to welcome bluebells and daffodils to the countryside. Instead, the appalling, unrelenting snow, sleet and rain, which has plagued theUKthroughout the dreadful winter months, shows no signs of abating. Much ofBritainis expected to be hit by significant snowfalls this weekend, causing disruption […]

Osborne joins the Twit gang

BRITAIN’S Chancellor, George Osborne, became the latest high-profile person to join Twitter when he enlisted on Wednesday. He actually signed up a few hours before delivering his Budget statement to the House of Commons, during which Ed Miliband offered a hashtag joke in his response. “Today the chancellor joined Twitter,” said Labour’s opposition leader. “He […]

Owen set to hang up his boots

MICHAEL OWEN, the former England star, will retire from football at the end of the season. The striker, who became injury-prone in the latter stages of his glittering career, made his name with Liverpool and went on to play for Real Madrid, Newcastle and then Manchester United, briefly, before signing for Stoke this season. But […]

Hector’s not such a cool dud

Accion del Sol news DURING our last Fun Walk in Los Cristianos, we did a double take when we saw a dog arrive for the walk wearing some rather dapper sun-shades. We thought he was just a cool dude, trying to impress his new friends. But alas, he has a very unusual condition called “keratitis”, […]

Caring, sharing community church

SUNDAY’S official opening of Cristianos Community Church, in the Video Lounge of the Hotel Sol Princesa Dacil, attracted around 35 people. The inaugural service, on St Patrick’s Day, was conducted by Pastor Adrian McBride and there was an atmosphere of anticipation as he recounted the story and struggles ofIreland’s patron saint, using the example of […]

Paddys raise the roof again

ST PATRICK’S DAY is an annual highlight in Tenerife’s social calendar, and Sunday’s celebrations were the biggest yet. Bars were a sea of green as theIslandcelebrated the Patron Saint of Ireland’s day. Oasis Fm broadcast live from Gaelic Corner and Leonardos. The Dubliner Band, Andy & Vinne, Michael Graham and Dee Daniels entertained the masses […]

We’re busy, busy, busy!

THOSE of you who read my column regularly will know that we have been mainly dealing with revamps and re-upholstery recently. But this week, we have received a new contract to revamp a large number of apartments, and also a nice villa to furnish from new. These are quite different types of projects: with the […]

Brits are pet pushovers!

They spend £1bn on doggie snacks and treats MANY Brits would rather pamper their pets and live a frugal lifestyle themselves rather than the other way round! New research from Mintel reveals that the sales of dog food have hit £1 billion as the nation’s four-legged lovers lavish their pets with snacks and special “treats”. […]

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