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On top of the world in Los Cristianos

Whilst I usually write specifically about my walking experiences in the beautiful forests and mountains of Tenerife, it suddenly occurred to me the other day strolling along the promenade to work that having lived in Los Cristianos for 27 years, I didn’t actually know much about the town’s history, so I set about a little research and thought that ...Full Article

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

(Winner of the National Book Critics Circle award) Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church- the only available shelter from ...Full Article

Shadows Of A Childhood by Elizabeth Gille

(A novel by the daughter of Irène Némirovsky, author of Suite Française) Irène Némirovsky’s posthu-mous Suite Française has sold more than half a million copies since its publication in ...Full Article

A Finer End by Deborah Crombie

Following the death of his wife and baby daughter, Jack Montford has returned to his family home in Glastonbury to try to make a new start. But then mysterious ...Full Article

Even Dogs In The Wild by Ian Rankin

Retirement doesn’t suit John Rebus. He wasn’t made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood. So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his ...Full Article

Puerto library nostalgia: How green was my valley

AFTER saying goodbye to the Rev Humphreys and his charming wife, Edith, the committee moved fast and Mr Osbert Ward, who was elected Librarian at the formation of the ...Full Article

Holiday Car Rental

Recently a friend of mine rented a car at the South Airport on the agreement that, as it had a full tank of petrol at the outset, it had ...Full Article

New hospital confusion

Dear Editor I know there have been numerous reports in the press about the delays in completing and opening the new hospitals in the north and south of Tenerife.Full Article

Shocked at apartment prices

Dear Editor I was quite shocked recently when trying to book a holiday apartment in Tenerife and wanted to write with a warning about people becoming too greedy.Full Article

The Library lady who gate-crashed General Franco’s lunch party

FOLLOWING ON from my recent article, Love in a Warm Climate I was pleased to receive this email and picture from Nicholas Drake after he read my whimsical remarks ...Full Article
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