Autumnal Tenerife – November’s chestnut fairs

Update 27 November: And Adeje too this weekend, with a San Andrés “chestnuts and wine” show-cooking at Adeje Farmers Market this Sunday from 11am. Entry is of course free and the cooking will be supervised by Luis Cordobéz Herrera, top cake maker and culinary professor at the Adeje Centre for Tourism Development.  The team will be using chestnuts in many of the dishes such as mousse and salad and will…

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Search ongoing for British diving instructor feared to have committed suicide in sea off El Médano

There have been local reports for days about helicopter and lifeboat activity near El Médano’s La Tejita, but no emergency notices, and now the reason is sadly clear. La Opinión newspaper today quotes Guardia Civil sources that a 21-year-old British diving instructor has gone missing, apparently after leaving suicide messages; he is said to have become depressed after the loss of his dog. The search continues today, now the third day of his…

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British Ambassador to Spain visits Adeje

L-r: UK Ambassador to Spain Simon Manley, Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodriguez Fraga, and Arona mayor José Julián Mena. Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodriguez Fraga hosted a working meeting yesterday with the UK’s Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, and with Charmaine Arbouin, British Consul to Andalucía, Southern Spain and the Canary Islands, and Helen Díaz de Arcaya Keating, Vice Consul based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Mayor of…

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New “Europa” series euro notes

Update 25 November: Just a reminder that the new €20 notes will be circulating from today. See the video above and HERE to be sure to be able to identify them, and not to be caught out by any counterfeits. Update 4 September 2015: The third banknote of the Europa series to be introduced by the Central European Bank will be the €20, which will start circulating in the Eurozone in a…

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Lions Club San Miguel’s Christmas Fayre, Sunday 6 December

Happy to help advertise the Lions Club San Miguel’s Christmas Fayre on Sunday 6 December. It’s being held outside the Charity Shop in Costa del Silencio between 11am and 3pm, with stalls, drinks food, music, and many entertainers. If anyone wants to have a stall, the details are on the poster below.

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Apartment for sale in Playa San Juan

Apartment in Playa San Juan for sale, ground floor and on the sea front. Apologies for the quality of the pictures but they’re all I have. The apartment has one bedroom, one bathroom, American kitchen, and is 52 square metres with a 6 square metre terrace. The complex has a swimming pool. Just €89,000.        

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La Laguna Noche en Blanco 2015

Update 24 November: La Laguna’s Noche en Blanco is this Saturday, and the complete programme of events with descriptions and a map of locations has now been released. It can be viewed HERE. Original post 8 October: It’s now an established run-up-to-Christmas event that attracts hundreds of thousands of people to La Laguna. The annual Noche en Blanco will take place on Saturday, 28 November. The previous occasions have been enormous successes,…

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alcala roadworks

Traffic and parking restrictions because of Alcalá roadworks from tomorrow

Photo: Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento. Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento has announced traffic and parking restrictions on the Avenida Los Pescadores, the main TF47 through Alcalá, from tomorrow to allow Cabildo road teams to carry out resurfacing works. The works will be carried out on the whole stretch between the two roundabouts, some 600m, and there will be diversions and detours in place for those driving through the town between 8pm and 7am from…

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TFS back to normal after disruption from Norwegian plane tyre burst on runway

Update 1.45pm: Aena says that as of a quarter of an hour ago, the runway has been opened and is operating again. It will take a little while for things to get back on schedule, but the airport is now back to normal. Original post 11.30am: TFS is temporarily closed this lunchtime after the tyres burst on a plane just about to take off at the airport. The Norwegian airline plane cannot be towed, and…

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