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Check this Events Diary to see what’s happening where and when

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Last night’s gala ceremony in Lisbon saw all the big names in Spanish and Portuguese gastronomy gather for the announcements of the Michelin starred restaurants to be included in the latest guide. And there are five in Tenerife, all of them repeating a success they also achieved last year. Two of them in the Abama Hotel itself.  The five are M.B., Guía de Isora, 2 stars Restaurante NUB, La Laguna, 1 star Kabuki, Guía de Isora, 1 star El Rincón de Juan Carlos, Los Gigantes, 1 star Kazan, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1 star Most of these restaurants are established star winners, but last yearREAD MORE

Santa Cruz will turn on its Christmas lights today and the festive season will be underway. The big switch-on will take place from 7pm in the Plaza del Príncipe (get to Teatro Guimerá on the tram, and from the tram stop walk back down to the theatre, then turn down the side street on the left opposite: within one block you will be at the plaza). The Ayuntamiento says that around two and a half million LED lights will form the centrepiece of the city’s Christmas decorations, with a full programme of 200 or so events for Christmas. It is in Santa Cruz too, ofREAD MORE

Photo: La Orotava Ayuntamiento. This is wonderful! People usually watch the plaza in La Orotava because they enjoy seeing the wonderful sand carpets being made for Corpus Christi, but again this year we can also watch them creating the Belén, the huge traditional nativity scene for Christmas.  Most towns have at least one Belén, but La Orotava’s is famous: THIS is a super article from Jack Montgomery about it and the nativity scenes generally. And in La Orotava, they’ve already started, with materials for construction already moving onto the plaza. HERE is the live webcam … I’ll be looking in every day, myself!READ MORE

Updated 3pm: The Policía Nacional say that they have detained a man in connection with the acid attack on a woman in the La Cuesta part of the metropolitan area last night. Police say that the man was arrested in TFS, and the Government has confirmed that the man was named by the woman herself as her assailant though it is unclear whether he was trying to flee Tenerife or was in the airport for other reasons. His victim remains in serious but not life-threatening condition. Original post 21 November: It is an increasingly common tragic occurrence in the British news these days, but I’veREAD MORE

The following are updates (latest first) on the current situation while Brexit negotiations take place. At present nothing is confirmed, with everything still to be determined through the two-year process. Please also see HERE for general thoughts on the situation of British residents of Tenerife. Updated 20 November: Just a reminder that HMA Simon Manley will be at the Villa Cortés Hotel a week today, Tuesday 27 November from 5.30pm for a public information meeting about Brexit as I posted HERE earlier this month. Downing Street has confirmed today that Theresa May will be in Brussels tomorrow evening to finalise the Brexit deal in aREAD MORE

Updated 20 November: Athough the wild seas are abating somewhat, Aemet says that the weather fronts passing us are likely to leave considerable rainfall over the next couple of days. The Met Office has issued a yellow alert, indeed, for tomorrow and Thursday for rain of up to 15mm/h primarily in the north and east, but the alert covers the whole of Tenerife. Updated 18 November: A short sharp shock is along the lines of how the weather front that has just passed us was described, and this video shows why. Garachico was the focus of many videos last night of impressive waves sweeping over the coastREAD MORE