Archive for: February, 2014

This wise old Sage

I OFTEN mention – well, basically all the time – about the different families to which plants belong. Plants have always been given names based on their appearance, and 18th Century naturalist Carl Linnaeus made it easier for us to remember them. He did this by cutting down dozens of names given to each plant […]

Dyslexia? It doesn’t make snese!

DYSLEXIA is a meaningless label sought out by middle-class parents who are concerned that their children will be labelled stupid or lazy. That’s the view of Professor Julian Elliott, an educational psychologist and former special-needs teacher. He obviously understands that some children do have genuine, complex reading problems. However, he says the definition of dyslexia […]


WHEN a client first walks through the door of any salon, it can be quite intimidating for her. She might feel embarrassed, or even afraid to enter at all. Yet having your hair done with a new stylist shouldn’t be a scary encounter. Sadly, for some it is. I hear people saying that they would […]

Going down! Yes, flats really are in

I TRY to talk not only about previous fashions, as I did in last week’s column, but also about what is up and coming. This summer sees women’s footwear becoming less elevated and more about comfort. Lauren Laverne states that heels are out and flats are in. No longer will ladies be squeezing their feet […]

The language of wine!

SPANISH school Babel Language Academy (Bla!) in El Médano joined forces this week with wine producers Frontos to combine some Canarian culture with language learning. A group of students studying Spanish at Bla! academy enjoyed an educational guided tour of the local vineyard in Chimiche. They saw how the wine was produced and heard about […]

Note this new Nissan

NISSAN’s updated Note isn’t particularly stylish, and it’s not even a fun car to drive. But it has that all-important factor for those looking to keep their motoring costs low: the diesel model promising 78.5mpg. In addition, there is loads of space inside and plenty of room in the back seats, making it a perfect […]

Audi sketches out their new TT

THIS is a design sketch “teaser” of Audi’s forthcoming third-generation TT, released by the company ahead of the influential Geneva Motor Show, which begins on Thursday (6th March). That’s when the German firm will unveil the latest version of their popular sports coupe. And although technical details have hardly been forthcoming, it is obvious that […]

Dare we dream of the P word?

CD Lugo 1 CD Tenerife 3 LET’S start with a really fun fact. If the league had started on 1st January, Tenerife would be top. A pessimist would say that suggests the league is poor. A realist will tell you that Tenerife could be in for an amazing few months. The goal is, and always […]

Capital One Cup Final

It’s Cup final weekend, and try telling the supporters of Man City and Sunderland that it’s only the League Cup, or Capital One Cup as it’s now known. On paper you can only see one outcome but Wigan proved last year in the FA Cup final that Man City can be beaten. City have a […]

Bluebell go double bubble

WE are getting down to the business end of the season, and right now it’s all about form – especially in Division Two, where the race for promotion is heating up. Inn the Pink B are still sitting pretty at the top and, on paper, they look home and hosed. But there are a couple […]

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