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The NEW Tajinaste

Posted by dolly diver on November 16, 2010
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The NEW Tajinaste opened its doors recently under new management and one of the first acts to entertain were Mike Stone and Chris Brown, known as “The Gaffers” who sing everything from “My old man’s a dustman” to the well known classics of the 60′s and 70′s. They encourage guests to join them but rest assured this is not karaoke; the people in the ‘guest spot’ are talented and can hold a tune, so very entertaining.

This week saw Traveller Blues Band return. Every time these boys play together, they get better and better. Of course, they are getting lots of practice as they now have resident slots at various venues across the south of the island as well as in the west, where their talent was originally recognised. Like The Gaffers they also encourage talented musicians to jam with them, this audience participation makes the night special not just for those joining in but also for those enjoying this unscheduled detour from the programme.

The new layout of the bar/restaurant is excellent allowing more space for dancing and the new seating arrangement means that everyone has a good view of the entertainment. That is if you can get a seat! The place was heaving on Friday, it was standing room only. The atmosphere was electric. Whiskey asked how many in the audience had been before and there were only a few hands raised, the rest like a mini League of Nations was made up of a good mix of Brits, Spanish, German and Dutch and many had made a special journey as word about the band has spread.

Although the bar is under new management, Cookie is still in the kitchen and the food coming out looked delicious, I think I spotted liver and onions, yum, a meal just right for when the colder nights arrive. OK, not cold like in the UK, but we locals feel the nip in the air. The fish and chips were first rate but as well as the good old staples, he is also cooking up some surprises.

Wendy and Leanne were doing an excellent job making sure everyone’s glass was topped up and getting the good grub to the tables while piping hot.

Just remember Traveller play every other Friday and the Folk night has started again for the winter season, this is also popular as the previous week the restaurant was also full. Sunday night is another great night not to be missed, with 5 piece rock band “Phoenix” (formerly “It’s Immaterial”) alternating with Stu McCoy a fabulour sax player. I think this place is going from strength to strength. If you want to eat I would recommend booking a table, if you want a seat get there very EARLY!!

Congratulations to the new team I think they have hit on a winning formula.

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British Consulate to hold an open event for British residents

Posted by dolly diver on November 10, 2010
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British Embassy

The British Consulate, their
Pension, Benefit & Healthcare Team and
Age Concern España

to visit

Playa la Arena, Tenerife

Are you confused about where to get your EHIC from?

Are you working in Spain and want to know how that affects your pension?

Do you want to find out about what help is available from the Consulate?

If so…

The British Consulate is holding an open event for British residents in Playa la Arena on Wednesday 24th November 2010, presenting advice on the issues that matter most.

The Pension, Benefit and Healthcare Team will provide essential information on entitlements in Spain and the services that their team can offer. There will also be the opportunity to book a one-to-one appointment with a member of staff.

The Casework Manager for Age Concern España will also explain how you can make a difference by becoming a volunteer caseworker or ‘befriender’.

Event details:

Wednesday 24th November 2010 – 2pm (doors open at 1.30pm)

Hotel Playa la Arena
Calle El Lajial No. 4
Playa la Arena

To book a place online, please visit

Customers wishing to have a one-to-one appointment with a PBHT advisor should register their attendance directly with the Consulate in Tenerife (922 286 863 or

Man ignores Red Flag and almost drowns

Posted by dolly diver on November 5, 2010
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A 65 year old man, who ignored the Red flag to go swimming off Playa Arena beach last Monday, was admitted to Candelaria hospital after almost drowning.

The man, who had recently had a triple heart bypass, was not breathing when he was pulled unconscious from the water by rescuers.

The Emergency Services revived the victim and he was transferred by helicopter to hospital.

5th Discount Fair – Sunday, November 7th 2010

Posted by dolly diver on October 27, 2010
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discountfairAyuntamiento Santiago del Teide 5th Discount Fair

Scheduled for Sunday, November 7th 2010

The City Council of the Historic Village of Santiago del Teide, through its Department of Commerce and the Association of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen of Santiago del Teide (ASEMTEIDE), are organising, the 5th Discount Fair, to be held on Sunday 7 November in the Plaza in Puerto de Santiago, 09:30 to 18:00.

Lots of bargains, time to start the Xmas shopping!!!!

The fair will be attended by about 30 companies in the municipality in the following categories: Fashion & Accessories, Furniture, Home and Gifts, Child Clothing, Hardware Stores, Florists, Computers, Perfume, Pet Shops, Bookstores and linens, amongst others. There will be raffles and activities for younger children.

Santiago del Teide the true story

Posted by dolly diver on October 19, 2010
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Los was delighted to be asked By Councillor Stephen Gerald McKenna, the first British councillor in the Canary Islands, to write the true story of the recent political upheaval in our town hall. Read more

Jens Peter Fulda – Died 30th September 2010

Posted by dolly diver on October 1, 2010
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It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Jens Peter Fulda. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family.

Jens was a self made man who not only developed a great deal of this area but was a man with a great social conscience, funding many projects to help others, not least of which was the schools computer project in conjunction with the local Lions club, (read full story – scroll to bottom of page).

Jens also built and funded a children’s home in South America along with many other projects.

He will be sadly missed by all who had, as I did, the privilege to call him a friend.

Written by Paul Marley

Work may soon start on Los Gigantes Beach

Posted by dolly diver on September 23, 2010
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 	closed-beach-los-gigantesThe council’s plans for the repairs to Los Gigantes beach has been approved by the Ministry of the Environment

The beach has been closed to the public since November last year when two women were killed in a land slide. (see original story)

Funds are now available to start part one of the work needed. The first 75 metres of the cliff will be reinforced which will allow part of the beach to reopen.

A date to start work has not been agreed but according to the Mayor he hopes work will start in October and could take up to 5 months to complete. The project will cost 505,000 Euros,

The other 50m of the beach will be repaired to meet safety standards when funds become available.

Santiago del Teide Food fair

Posted by dolly diver on September 21, 2010
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The Santiago del Teide Food Fair takes place from 24 September to 10 October 2010. The featured food will be garlic.

Some 19 local restaurants will take part (see below) and there will be a variety of local food-related activities such as wine tasting, show cooking and tapas. Some events will be staged in Los Gigantes and others in and around Santiago del Teide.

“This promotional activity is part of the Plan de Dinamización del Producto Turístico Tenerife Acoge, a financial programme supported by the Cabildo de Tenerife, la Consejería de Turismo del Gobierno de Canarias and Spain’s Secretary of State for Tourism, which aims to support the creation of new tourism products and give a boost to those currently on the market”.

Participating restaurants:
1-Restaurante LA PÉRGOLA, C/ La Hondura, Centro Comercial Mar Blanco, Puerto Santiago. Closed Mondays.
Tel: 922 86 03 47. Name of dish: Bombeta de bacalao y crujiente de ajo. Wine: Blanco Gran Virtud. Price: 15 euros.

2-Restaurante LA PLAZA, Av. Marítima, Puerto Santiago. Tel: 922 86 00 97. Closed Tuesdays. Name of dish: Cherne la Marinera. Precio: 18 euros

3-Restaurante Pizzería DOMUS MIA, Carretera General Puerto de Santiago, Puerto Santiago. Tel: 922 86 87 37
Closed Tuesdays.(Opening hours: 18.00 a 23.30) Name of dish: Tallatele a la Pescadora. Wine: Chasnero Ecológico Blanco. Price: 11 euros

4-Restaurante LA MORENITA, C/ Caleta del Jurado, Puerto Santiago. Tel: 667 84 80 67. Open every day. Name of dish: La Morenita. Wine: Vicotria-Tinto. Price: 7 euros

5-Restaurante EL MESÓN, C/ La Sirena, Puerto Santiago, Tel: 922 86 04 76. Closed Sundays. Name of dish: Pollo el Mesón. Wine: Viña Engracia. Price: 9.50 euros

6-Restaurante SAN REMO, C/ La Hondura, C.C. Mar Blanco, Puerto Santiago. Open every day. Name of dish: Carpacho de Salmón y Langosta. Wine: Blanco Lomo. Price: 10.50 euros

7-Restaurante AM ECK, Av Maritima, Puerto Santiago(Playa de la Arena). Tel: 629 244 970. Closed Thursdays.
Name of dish: Rollito de cerdo relleno con pasta de ajo. jamon serrano y calabacín. Salsa de Gitano, Papas con perejil, Beer Alhambra. Price: 10.50 euros.

8-Restaurante CHOCOPASIÓN, Av Maritima, C.C. Seguro del Sol, Puerto Santiago (Playa de la Arena) Tel: 664 438 660. Closed Tuesdays. Name of dish: Pancakes de papas revuelto de champiñones y gambas. Beer. Price: 6 euros

9-Restaurante JARDIN FLOR DEL DRAGO, Av Maritima no 25, Esquina Manuel Ravelo, Edif.Proyco Local 1-2 bajo, Puerto Santiago (Playa de la Arena) Tel: 922 86 12 62. Closed Wednesdays. Name of dish: Vieras asadas sobre nido de pasta negra, ajo, manzana y jengibre. Wine: Marba Barrica Blanco Tacoronte.Price: 15,60 euros

10- RESTAURANTE EL ESTERO, Av. 50 Centario No 78, Puerto Santiago. Tel: 922862505. Closed Mondays. Name of dish: Bacalao al Estero, Local wine. Price: 9,75 euros

11-CENTRO DE VISITANTES SEÑORIO DE VALLE, Av. La Iglesia no 72, Santiago del Teide (casco). Open every day. Name of Dish: Flancitos de ajo al Señorio del Valle.

12- Restaurante EL PATIO, Av. la Iglesia no 4, Santiago del Teide (casco). Closed Saturdays. Name of dish: Conejo en salsa de ajo.

13-Restaurante Bodega CHINYERO, Av. La Iglesia no 2, Santiago del Teide (casco). Name of dish: Cascada de mejillones del tigre con perfume de ajo de molledo acompañado con un pilar de arroz con ajo. Open every day.

14-Restaurante VISTA GUAMA, Av. Coronel Gorrín no 80
Tamaimo. Name of dish: Bonito adovado con fritura de ajos y salteado de verduras. Closed Tuesdays.

15-Restaurante CAMPOMAR, Ctra. General a Puerto no 3, Tamaimo. Name of dish: Chorros de pescado al ajillo. Closed Mondays from 15.00h.

16- Restaurante LA MARIPOSA. C/ Flor de Pascua, C.C. Concanasa, Los Gigantes. Name of dish: Farfala. Open every day.

17- Tasca SABOR ESPAÑOL, Hotel Barceló Santiago, C/La Hondura no 8, Puerto Santiago
Tel: 922 86 09 12. Name of dish: Lomo de Cherne confitado acostado sobre una tierra de ajo del molledo y una ligera salsa de azafrán Canario. Price: 7 euros. Closed Fridays and Saturdays.

18- Restaurante PANCHO, Av Marítima no 26, Puerto Santiago. Name of dish: Filete de Atún en salsa de Miel y cous cous. Price: 20 euros.

German woman injured on Masca Walk

Posted by dolly diver on July 29, 2010
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Emergency services were alerted on Tues 27thJuly when a 48 year old German woman was seriously injured when she fell while taking part in the famous Masca walk.

She was airlifted to safety by helicopter and flown to Tenerife North Airport where an ambulance took her to hospital.

The City Council is undertaking a project to reform and improvement the public lighting in Arguayo, Tamaimo and Puerto de Santiago.

The work has a budget of € 140,754.00.

The existing lighting and wiring, which is in poor condition, will all be replace by watertight fluorescent lighting with 36w lamps.