Tenerife Tales
An Ex Pat´s Life On A Rock In The Atlantic by Sue Havenhand

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Rock Story – Tenerifes Newest Night Excursion

July 18, 2010

Rock Story opened its doors only a few weeks ago after endless auditions and rehearsals which have clearly paid off. This show is stunning and just so professional – its hard to believe it is here in little old Tenerife. In three parts, we begin with an Abba extravaganza, in tribute to the highly successful musical and […]

Where do Ex Pats Really Call Home?

June 1, 2010

I write this time from the UK due to an unscheduled trip following a family bereavement. For some time I have  held the view that you have to be away from your home country for a good while to appreciate what it really has going for itself. In these difficult times the grass does indeed […]

Discovering Diving In Tenerife Part 1

May 5, 2010

Written in Colaboration with Sol Scuba My 10 year old son was lucky enough to delve into the underwater world of off shore Tenerife recently, and I have to say, he has the bug!! I was so impressed with the company who introduced him to scuba diving that I asked them to write some words […]

Please Bring Our People Back!!

April 21, 2010

I have been a worried bunny this week, in fact, I still am. As I write Tenerife is just about empty of holiday makers – not good for an economy completely reliant on tourism. No one has flown in of course for almost a week, and now the priority, quite rightly, is to get the stranded out […]

The Minefield that is Schooling in Tenerife

March 3, 2010

How time flies – we are over half way through the school year aready, so I thought I would share with you three very different opinions on schooling here in Tenerife. It can be a bit of a minefield, and for some reason there will always be someone ready to tell you that you have made […]

Stormy Weather

February 18, 2010

Well, what a couple of weeks we are having here in the Canaries as numerous storm fronts come rolling over. As I type the rain is rattling down, the wind howling, and we have just endured a 5 hour power cut due to lightning striking something or other on the National Grid. That our Islands enjoy “All […]

Tearing Your Hair Out on the Spanish Paper Trail

February 4, 2010

I lost my driving license last week – not lost it as in having it confiscated for road naughtiness, no, lost it physically by being careless. Let me tell you, solving problems like this is a nightmare here in Tenerife, nothing to do with paperwork and documentation is simple – ever. The actual process of getting a duplicate […]

Loving Puerto de la Cruz

January 27, 2010

I have loved Puerto de la Cruz since the first time I saw it. It is far prettier than the purpose-built  south of the Island  – and Puerto has not grown and stretched itself out beyond all recognition. The first tourist resort in the south was Tenbel, in Costa del Silencio. The fishing village of Los Cristianos became […]

Little Britain – Alive and Well in Tenerife.

January 20, 2010

We managed to catch “must see movie” Avatar (truly excellent by the way) at the cinema this week, and, since it was shown in English, this got me thinking about just how far Tenerife has come in catering for us Brit Ex-Pats. If you so desire, you can now educate your children in an English […]

Tenerife Can Do Snow Too !!

January 13, 2010

Whilst the UK has shivered under a thick blanket of snow this week, we here in Tenerife have enjoyed temperatures in the low 20´s. Am I gloating? Not really. We have been watching Sky News with more than a little jealousy as sledges took to the hills all over England. What is it about snow […]