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PAGE 13 FRIENDS

The Car Boot season has arrived and our team was in sparkling form on Saturday 7th October at the Anglican Church in Parque Taoro. Thanks to our members stocking us up with first class quality items we raised a record amount of money which augurs well for the rest of the season.

This was followed by us hosting the Inter Club Quiz on Tuesday 10th October also in the Church Grounds. Our Treasurer, Ian Craig, prepared the questions and acted as the question master.

There were teams from the Church, English Library, ESTA, British Games Club, Wednesday Group and the Friends of Tenerife. It was a thrilling competition which was so evenly matched that, by the last round of 15 questions, there were only 8 points between the first and the last; everything to play for. The winners were ESTA (English Speaking Theatrical Association). Earlier in the month, ESTA and ourselves had sent representatives to a Multicultural Event organised by the Ayuntamiento which was celebrating the diversity of nations in Puerto de la Cruz. 26 nationalities were represented and each nationality was asked to bring examples of their home cuisine (which we did), and wear national dress (which we didn’t).

This was impossible for us at such short notice although one of our group, who shall be nameless, suggested that the men could go with knotted handkerchiefs on their heads. The evening was very entertaining especially with the singing and dancing of the glorious Venezuelans, the beautiful dresses of the Indians, Senegalese and Moroccans and the general friendly atmosphere. We thank Helen Austin for suggesting this and we’ll be ready and waiting for next year. So now winter is approaching and the swallows are returning. The reader can see that we have plenty of social activities and visitors are welcome to join us. Our future events are:-

November 4th – Car Boot sale at the Anglican Church grounds in Parque Taoro. Open at 11am.

November 14th – Lunch at Petit Los Angeles.

December 5th- Christmas coach trip to Playa de las Americas calling at Iceland. Everyone welcome 10 euros. Meet at the Botanical Garden at 11.15am

For more information phone Jean at 922 384809 or Maureen at 922 341979

For any information about the other groups mentioned or general queries phone Ken Fisher at 639310682.