If you are in the South on 6,7,8th of June you might want to stop by the Flower Festival on La Rambla of Las Galletas. The festival includes flower arranging classes and a kids activity area, a photography section and an evening musical performance.
The last event in Las Galletas which boasted a kids’ activity area was actually a bit of a disappointment as there was not much in the small padded square that would have entertained any kid more than 2 years old for less than a nano-second so don’t rely on popping your kids into the play park and serenely sailing through the stalls of gorgeous blooms. Still, you may pick up some pretty bargains for the garden here as well as (if the festival runs true to history) local handicraft items.
Great! My DD has just informed me she has a note from school. Apparently the teachers are on strike again.
I am on the side of the workers – just pay them! – but it does make me wonder how many of the parents cope with this. Working from home, it’s easy enough for me but what happens when you are supposed to grab the guagua to work by 8.00 a.m. but your kid just tells you there is no school tomorrow.
This last scholastic year has been very disrupted by strikes. While I am all for sending the kids to state school that only counts if there is actually a teacher to take the class for the majority of the year.
Given my jitters about the size of your average Presa Canario dog and the fact that at four months old Tito is already heavier than my four year old son and three kilos heavier than his own brother, you’ll understand that this picture caught my attention.
Here are the reasons the girl is selling her four legged friend:
Free to good home.
- Excellent guard dog.
- Owner cannot afford to feed him anymore, as there are no more thieves, murderers, or molesters left in the neighborhood for him to eat.
- Most of them knew him as ‘Holy S**t.’
Head to Playa El Socorro tucked between Puerto de la Cruz and Icod de los Vinos to catch the Santa Surf Pro Junior in which 98 of Europe’s best under-21 surfers will compete to bag a US$4,000 prize. This is a Grade 4 ASP Junior Men’s Event and is taking place between the 4th and 8th of June 2008.
Live Coverage from Surfer’s Village
I have smoked for donkey’s years. Most people I have ever met would probably find it hard to imagine me without a fag in hand (ooo er) and even when I worked for the fabulous Amari Hotel Group in Thailand the birthday cake they had made for me was decorated with a chocolate ashtray and rolled icing cigarettes. How sad is that?
Well, I am now officially a non-smoker. Yes, Lisa, you can pick yourself up off the floor. I no longer merit the nickname Fag Ash Lil. Although I promise hand on heart not to become one of those deeply irritating born-again smoke-free zones, I must say that if I can do it, so can anybody.