Archive for: October, 2013

New Consul flies the flag

NEW British Consul Charmaine Arbouin enjoyed a “get-to-know-you” meeting with local representatives of churches, charities and other organisations at Paradise Park Hotel, Los Cristianos, on her first visit to South Tenerife last Thursday. She was accompanied by Vice-Consul Helen Keating,    

Puppies just keep pouring in

Accion Del Sol news THE refuge has had another influx of abandoned puppies, all too young to be away from their mums. They all need regular bottle-feeds, which means the staff are again working flat-out. If you have a spare hour or two and would like to volunteer to help, then please visit the refuge, […]

Poster winners are pride of Wingate

WINGATE School has again accepted an invitation from Tenerife Sur Lions Club to represent South Tenerife in the prestigious Lions International Poster Competition. The event encourages young people to consider peace and express creatively what it means to them. They are also asked to share their individual visions with the world to help spread global […]

Online shopping & dodgy deliveries

A new Which? survey of more than 14,000 Which? members has placed Liz Earle top of the online shops for a fourth year running, with customers praising its personal touches, speedy delivery and free gifts. B&Q came bottom, down from second to last in 2012, criticised for having a hard to navigate website with one […]

Raymond says grow your own

World-renowned chef Raymond Blanc is calling on communities to grow their own fresh produce as a healthier, safer option that could help ease hardship for families in deprived urban communities who have difficult choices to make when buying food. Raymond helped launch ‘Edible Britain’ in April, the theme of RHS Britain in Bloom 2013, in […]

Get to the root of it

IF being super-blonde is your colour, or the shade of your dreams, then keeping it that way can be a bit of a drag for some. First of all, there’s the upkeep. If you’re a regular reader of this column, you will know that my biggest no-no is ROOTS! So if you can’t be bothered […]

Cure for baldness in sight

ENGLAND striker Wayne Rooney sports a decent head of hair after his nine-hour, Harley Street Clinic transplant this summer. The surgery was a top-up treatment following the 27-year-old’s initial transplant in 2011. But he may have wished he’d waited a while longer, however, because he would almost certainly have saved himself a fortune. Not that […]

We’re all brain-washed!

THE brain uses sleep to “wash away” the waste toxins built up during a hard day’s thinking. At least, that’s the findings of a research team in America, who believe that the “waste removal system” is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep. Their study, in the journal Science, shows that brain cells shrink during […]

D’Tapas Isla Baja

The tapas competition which has been taking place across four municipalities, for two weeks – Isla Baja has now come to a close. Two establishments Cafetería La Alhóndiga y el Restaurante Mesón del Norte have won the third edition of the competition. Cabildo vice president, Aurelio Abreu, and councillors, Pino de Leon, and Coromoto Yanes, […]

Eerie eyeball pops

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling Easy Servings Makes 10 These spooky chocolate cake balls will be a hit with kids at Halloween – they can help decorate them too!! Ingredients •       100g/4oz Madeira cake •       100g Oreo cookies •       100g bar milk chocolate, melted •       200g bar white chocolate, melted •       few […]

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