Holy Innocents on La Palma

Tall_ships_2014 The 28th of December is Holy Innocents’ Day, which commemorates the massacre of the innocents by Herod in Matthew’s gospel (although according to Wikipedia, it’s probably not a historical event). In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries, it’s the Spanish equivalent of April Fool’s Day. For example, one year I told my husband that the police had been around asking whether he’d been jogging in the nude. Now my husband does…

December 28, 2014
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Fufo Horses in Tazacorte tonight

Tonight night at 9 pm the Fufo Horses will dance in Tazacorte, followed (of course) by a public dance.   The fiesta carries on for another week. You can see the full programme (in Spanish) here.

September 28, 2014
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Starmus

Have you heard of Starmus – it’s a big festival of astronomy art and music on Tenerife. I’d have loved to go, particularly for Stephen Hawkings talk on The Origin of the Universe, but it’s 300€ per day. So near and yet so far.

September 25, 2014
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Local Author in International Fairytale Collection

Today we have a guest post from Rosemary J. Kind of Alfie Dog Fiction. It seemed the least embarrassing way to do it. The website www.alfiedog.com carries over 1500 stories from more than 350 authors around the globe, with more than 20 countries represented. Unlike most epublishing companies Alfie Dog is editorial led to ensure the high quality of the work available to the reader. You can contact Rosemary at…

August 28, 2014
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Where to watch the sunrise and sunset on La Palma

I asked my Facebook friends for their favourite places to watch the sunrise or sunset on La Palma. Sunrise: Pico de la Montaña Montaña de Las Breñas Tirimaga (but there’s always a cold wind – wrap up well) Birigoyo Roque de Los Muchachos NB: The road to the Roque is closed from sunset to sunrise to avoid light pollution. You’ll have to walk. And please don’t have any car lights…

July 27, 2014
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