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Offline Mary

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« on: February 18, 2009 »
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  • Just wondering what happened to janey? I used to enjoy her input and she posted quite a lot, not heard anything for some time. Are you out there Janey

    orange

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    « Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009 »
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  • Janey's posts did come to a sudden stop.

    Lets hope all is OK.

    Offline janey

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    « Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009 »
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  • hello mary and orange. i feel quite flattered that i was missed!!  all is ok.  just got a bit tired of the bitchiness on the site, and, as i love los gigantes and its surrounding areas i felt that any potential visitors to the area who may look at this site would get totally the wrong impression of the area.   i dont mean everyone who posts is out to cause trouble, just a couple of characters..........

    but thanks for the concern, i was out earlier this month and i loved it.  the prettiest area in tenerife, loads of very good restaurants, bars, nice people, beautiful scenery, nice walks, all with plenty of warm sunshine and only 4 hours flight.  BUT i did start to doubt it all before i came out after reading the **** posted on this site. 

    Offline Mary

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    « Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009 »
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  • Hi Janey
    Good to hear that all's OK, I so agree with you and I only post infrequently for the same reason.I really think it is village mentality that takes over sometimes.We live in a small village here in UK and there is a saying that if you cut your finger in one street by the time it gets to the next you have cut your throat!!
    Like you we have been coming to LG two or three times a year for over thirty years but we also go to lots of other places as well and it seems to me that a lot of the spouting is from people who have moved to LG and forget that they were once visitors themselves.It is a lovely place and I hope anyone reading the posts won't be put off coming as most of the people are very nice and try so hard to make you feel welcome.

    Annie

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    « Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009 »
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  • I do so agree with both Janey and Mary. I always read the posts but they are definitely not the same as they used to be and are often from members just trying to be clever and sometimes in fact being down right insulting. I too have stopped contributing as often there is no subject worth commenting on.
    I shall be out in 3 weeks after a gap of a year and am very interested to see if and how Gigantes has changed   

    amunette

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    « Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009 »
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  • I agree too. A couple of years back it was different, but now you cannot even voice a different opinion with being accused of stuff :(  I love the Snatiago Del Teide/North Tenerife area, so much more "real" than the built up resorts down south, but LG is being let down by its expats IMO.

    Offline Mr Max

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    Re: Janey
    « Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009 »
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  • erm.....

    Surely LG was built for ex-pats by ex-pats, therefore to a great extent what they do with it is their own business?

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    Re: Janey
    « Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009 »
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  • This board is a great way for people to begin to know about LG but any visitors to the site will surely be put off by comments on here. LG needs visitors more than ever at the moment and this board sometimes gives the impression that it's unruly spiteful children posting

    orange

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    « Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009 »
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  • I have no experience regarding what the postings of unruly spiteful children may be like.

    But trying to alienate the views of others must be amongst them.

    The idea that any comment on this forum exists just to encourage visitors and should be
    tempered in some way or embellished is less encouraging.

    Offline janey

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    Re: Janey
    « Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009 »
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  • you know, my mum always said to me

    " if you have nothing nice to say, then dont say it"


    amunette

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    Surely LG was built for ex-pats by ex-pats, therefore to a great extent what they do with it is their own business?

    Ahh, so why then in the UK do we such outcries when non-Brits want their own schools, centres of religion etc? Why is the general Brit mentality "when in England(UK) do as the English do?" ? Just because Brits chose to take over the area does not make it British, or part of Briatain, nor does it give them leave to do what they like!!

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    The idea that any comment on this forum exists just to encourage visitors and should be
    tempered in some way or embellished is less encouraging.

    Agree. No place is without fault, and I think any adult would know this. It's one thing to promote a place, quite another to censor anything that does not sing its praises. This is the only place I encounter this. Every other Tenrife forum allows both negative and positive stuff be posted.

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    " if you have nothing nice to say, then dont say it"


    It would be a very quiet, boring world if everyone walked around like robots spouting nice stuff all the time!! Not to menion one full of liars LOL I prefer the adage:

    "Variety is the spice of life"

    I think varied opinions makes for a far more interesting forum.

    Falstaff

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    « Reply #11 on: March 04, 2009 »
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  • Both Spain and GB are part of the European Community. Whether you  like it or not,  there is a legal entitlement to free movement of labour within the Community and a right of British citizens to live in the Canary Islands. 

    To say that the Brits have taken over Los Gigantes is  rather stretching the truth somewhat given that when the Brits arrived, there was nothing to take over. It was  a one shack impoverished banana plantation in an unpopulated wasteland.  In common with the rest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has  a long history of abject poverty and emigration. The local population left in their thousands in search of a decent standard of living. But tourism and British residents brought an end to that.  They have brought a  previously undreamed of prosperity to Santiago del Teide's  population. Without tourism, the British  and European subsidies, the area would  have remained  a one shack wasteland. Perhaps Amunette's Canarian in laws were blissfully happy to live there  living in abject poverty in their  shack on a diet  of bananas, consoled by the absence of  British Expat neighbours.  I very much doubt it.

    If you want to take a moral right wing nationalist perspective Amunette, then before doing so, consider the obscene genocide committed by the Spanish invaders against the Guanches, the original and peaceful inhabitants of Tenerife who suffered an unimaginable and unspeakable injustice.   

    orange

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    « Reply #12 on: March 04, 2009 »
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  • .....and a right of British citizens to live in the Canary Islands.

    I am not trying to split straws, but notwithstanding Local Law which is not able to replace
    the EU principle.

    Stays over 3 Months and your right to be in a EU Country has to fulfil certain criteria.

    Having stayed out of the UK for over 3 months consider this:

    When Big Brother Britain gets into full operation with firstly facial recognition (being used
    at certain airports now), iris mapping and passport chips. I would expect the clock
    of being out of the UK to start ticking.

    This will certainly flag up questions that are not asked now on arrival in the UK.

    Associated with Labours ever increasing expensive ID Card* and the losing of entitlements in the UK,
    when producing same.

    (The Conservatives have said they will bin the ID Cards if they get in). 

    *There are already civil penalties of a minimum  of ?1000 for minor matters regarding ID Cards,
    akin to having your dustbin lid slightly ajar.
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    Re: Janey
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    To say that the Brits have taken over Los Gigantes is  rather stretching the truth somewhat given that when the Brits arrived, there was nothing to take over. It was  a one shack impoverished banana plantation in an unpopulated wasteland.  In common with the rest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has  a long history of abject poverty and emigration. The local population left in their thousands in search of a decent standard of living. But tourism and British residents brought an end to that.  They have brought a  previously undreamed of prosperity to Santiago del Teide's  population. Without tourism, the British  and European subsidies, the area would  have remained  a one shack wasteland. Perhaps Amunette's Canarian in laws were blissfully happy to live there  living in abject poverty in their  shack on a diet  of bananas, consoled by the absence of  British Expat neighbours.  I very much doubt it.

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    i agree totally falstaff, which is why if you go back to my first post with regard to this forum, you will see why i stopped posting.  i am a tourist, i can go and spend my money anywhere in the world but i choose to come to los gigantes, if i and many like me, all stopped coming - what would happen to the area....... one great big 'royal  sun' i should think!

    Offline Mr Max

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    Re: Janey
    « Reply #14 on: March 04, 2009 »
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  • I'm with Janey and Falsey 100% here, although I do agree the rather dictatorial editing practices in recent times on this board have been the main reason for its relative demise in comparison with others.

    However, how Amunette (despite having a Canarian partner - as we all know so well), can come on here and firstly tell us that all her in-laws are upset with the theme for this years LG Carnival - so much so that they are all boycotting it, and then to come back a few posts later to tell us that all is well once the theme has been expressed in a slightly different way (70's to Disco) clearly shows that some rather misguided assumptions have been made on her part.

    Worse still to criticize the LG theme as being insensitive for all the reasons above, and start to criticize the residents of the village for partying in their own traditional way with no respect to the local population is somewhat beyond belief.  Almost every major City (and often large towns and suburbs) have their own China Town area, many have their own Latin Quarters, Turkish, Jewish and just about every other race/creed/belief area I can think of. 

    In London for example, many thousands of "Brits" take a special trip INTO China Town to join in THEIR celebrations of events like THEIR New Year which of course is not the same date we celebrate.  The Spanish and Canarians (indeed most of the RC world) celebrate Christmas differently to the CofE and others - do we all complain to each other??

    Leave the LG carnival people to chose their themes as they so wish and enjoy themselves in their own way.  If your in-laws have a problem you could remind them that the Santa Cruz Fiesta is a couple of weeks before the LG version.

    I will now hibernate again for some months..................

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    Re: Janey
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  •  :D whoops! got my quote and my response the wrong way round in my last post....... i'm out of practice!!!! :-*

    Falstaff

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  • I can see your apartment from here Janey. ;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Janey
    « Reply #17 on: March 04, 2009 »
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  • i know, bought it on e-bay, absolute fortune..... before the crash.......

    Offline maps

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    Re: Janey
    « Reply #18 on: March 30, 2009 »
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  • Janey   

     how do you rate   mar y blanc    along side Juan Carlos ?    :-*
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    EVERYDAY WHEN I WAKE UP, I THANK THE LORD I'M WELSH

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    Re: Janey
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  • i actually prefer juan carlos in the summer when you can sit outside in the courtyard than in the winter when you have to sit inside!! the food is still just as good, but, the interior of juan carlos is....... strange......????!!!!!

    la pergola and el timon - again, you need to sit outside.... the views..... maybe its just me - i love to be outside, its so rare here in uk.

    went to barco del nino a couple of months ago, and we were charged 1.50 euro per person for bread and butter, we didnt ask for it, didnt realise, i know it seems awful to mention it, but there were quite a few of us around the table (11) and some of us didnt eat the bread, didnt realise it was all extra and it bumped our bill up quite considerably. i dont know if they are still doing that, but, i thought they should perhaps make people aware..... not just plonk it down next to everyone.... as if it is included,


    orange

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    « Reply #20 on: March 31, 2009 »
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  • Other restaurants do the 'Roll & Butter' routine in the LG area. Charged whether you
    consume it or not.

    At the equivalent of ?1.50 for a small roll and a knob of butter, presented in such a way that any
    normal person would think was complimentary can spoil a meal for the unwary.

    Make the difference in returning or not (It does for me anyway).

    A drink presented with or after the bill is complimentary of course.

    Anything presented before and not ordered should be refused or questioned.