What’s On

Well I wellied. I thought Tazacorte would have its procession of Fufo horses tonight, but it was last night. Sorry. Tonight they have a special mass at 7:30 pm, followed by a procession and fireworks. On Friday there’s a concert in Casa Massieu (an old manor house) at 9:30 pm, and on Saturday the pop group “Pereza” will give a concert in the sports centre at 10 pm. San Miguel…

September 29, 2010

Travel writing

September 24, 2010

The travel writing gig took a little longer than expected, but the site is now up at http://www.lapalma.co.uk/ I don’t own the site: I just did all the “Insider Expert” bits.


Salemera Beach, Mazo

La Palma has lots of little beaches tucked away here and there, like Salemera. You take the main road from the airport to Fuencaliente, and just south of Mazo, follow the marked turning off. After four twisty kilometres, you wind up at the little village. It’s easy to park. The beach itself is tiny, but very sheltered. You don’t have to worry that a big wave will come along and…

September 23, 2010

Well, our son’s room is painted. He decided to go for blue, and we chose paint that’s supposed to cover with one coat. Luckily, the ceiling was already white, so we just had to point over the pink walls. We put most of the furniture in the guest room, and the bookshelf on the landing, and got stuck in, all of us. This was the first time our son had…

September 12, 2010


We’re giving our son’s bedroom a makeover. It’s had the same furniture, light-fitting, walls and curtains since we moved in. Since he was six at the time, and is now fourteen, obviously his tastes have changed since then. He doesn’t want a clown light-fitting any more! So in the past week, we’ve worked our way through his bookshelf, and given away two carrier bags of books he’s grown out of…

September 10, 2010

The Devil in Tijarafe

Drat! I missed the fiesta del diabolo in Tijarafe. Every year, right in the middle of the annual village fiesta, the devil turns up at Tijarafe in the early hours of September 8th. It starts off like most fiestas. The village centre is off the main road, and on the way in, you pass the usual mobile bars, blasting out music at full volume. In the main square, higher up,…

September 8, 2010