We can all dream but only some will make it, and one who did is La Orotava’s Isabel Lucía Dorta Hernández, congratulated today by the borough’s mayor Francisco Linares for reaching 100 years of age. They say “it’s good to talk” and clearly it is because Isabel is a former broadcaster on the local La Voz channel! I tell you if I could look like that at any age I wouldn’t be too disappointed, but at 100? Congratulations “Isabelita” for your 100th birthday. Keep talking!

Source: Janet Anscombe 

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

This weekend in Tenerife

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Updated 29 August: This weekend has a couple of fiestas in south Tenerife and a couple of very popular cultural events in north Tenerife. For tomorrow until Sunday, there is the Bavarian week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz and the Pinolere ethnographic village...

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

Updated 22 August 2019: Hugh Elliott, a member of the UK’s Diplomatic Service since 1989, succeeds Simon Manley as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra. The Ambassador takes up this new role having previously been Director of...

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