Update 31 March: Just a reminder that this show is tomorrow, so there’s still time to get tickets. Original post 26 March:  On April 1, the Magma Centre is presenting a show for the whole family with some of the most popular children’s stories of all time staged in musical form. The show starts at 6pm and offers two hours of songs, humour and entertainment from The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King. Tickets are €8, available from www.magmatenerife.es and the Magma Centre box office.READ MORE

They have a rotten press very often, so it’s only fair to report the lovely story of a taxi driver of some 19 years experience driving in Santa Cruz who returned a bag left in his cab to the Policía Local last Wednesday. The bag, it appears, contained nearly €900 in an envelope as well as a mobile phone, a diary, an umbrella, and various medications. The police were able to identify the fare from the address given by the taxi driver and the details from the mobile phone. That’s one taxi driver who deserves every commendation!READ MORE

Update 30 March: Another jellyfish invasion has arrived at Tenerife beaches after the creatures started to arrive en masse  this morning at El Médano and Playa de las Vistas, Los Cristianos. By midday, seven bathers had been attended at El Médano alone for stings. Update 31 January: Jellyfish invaded a swathe of Arona and Adeje coastline yesterday, leaving the beaches of Los Cristianos, Las Vistas, El Camisón and Troya at the mercy of the creatures. Some 11 bathers were treated for stings, and swimmers were again advised to steer clear of the water. It is hoped that a change of wind direction will alter the currentsREAD MORE

Pirámides de Güímar has opened a Secret Garden to offer alongside its existing “outdoor routes” – walks around the ethnographic park focusing on the nature and culture of Tenerife throughout its history (see HERE for these “Rutas al aire libre). This new Secret Garden is a collection, unique in the Canaries, of some of the most dangerous vegetation on the planet. It opens today, Friday 30 March, and offers an impressive 1,500 square metres of poisonous plants, many of which are also seriously beautiful. Being the Güímar ethnographic park, of course, a wealth of information is also provided about the myths, legends and historical eventsREAD MORE

Update 30 March: Just a reminder that this is tomorrow for anyone who is interested in going along. Original post 21 March:  The Avenida Marítima in Playa de La Arena will be host to “Santiago del Teide y los Vinos de Tenerife, Un Acantilado de Sabores” on 31 March between 8pm and midnight. Eight local catering establishments will take part in the event, which is organized by the Ayuntamiento’s Employment and Local Development Agency with the collaboration of the Santiago del Teide business association, the Cabildo and the local taxi drivres’ association. Various stands will line the Avenida Marítima offering visitors the chance to tryREAD MORE