Category Archives: People

New Family Portrait

Family Dodgson

Jennifer’s Birthday

OK, so one of Jennifer’s ambitions was to be a mermaid … we made that dream come true last week on Las Vistas beach.  What a scream we had digging the hole, filling it back in with Jen in it, then shaping and finishing off with ‘props’ – well you are only 30 once! Happy…

72 Years Ago Today

I wonder what was going through Gunner Chute’s thoughts 72 years today when at 15:48hrs the cruise liner, Lancastria that was to be his safe passage back home came under attack from enemy aircraft. After 3 direct hits, apparently from a German Junkers 88 bomber, the Lancastria sank, within 20 minutes, taking with her many,…

Artist helping Live Arico

For as long as she can remember local Artist & Illustrator Alison Sturgess has always loved drawing, painting, cutting and sticking – anything that allows her imagination to run riot & sparkle! She works from life, photographs and imagination; more often than not all three in the same piece. The key to her work lies in…

Simply Mo and Celtic Confusion

Simply Mo is now performing 3 nights a week with Derek and Mark, better known as Celtic con Fusion at Dreamers Bar in Los Cristianos – he suggested that they should be known as Simply con Fusion on those nights! [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXnGYhAoD8Q] Mark and Derek are, of course, there 7 nights a week and have a…

Tenerife Paintings

Cathy and I have ‘known’ a lady called Monica (or Margaretta depending on where we were talking on line) although we have never actually met each other. One evening last year at one of the many festivals here in Tenerife apparently we nearly met, we were sitting metres away from each other on the beach…

50th Surprise

I can’t believe it is a week since Cathy celebrated her 50th Birthday party at Dreamers Bar in Los Cristianos!  We have only just recovered … Rob and the team at Dreamers really looked after us and the Buffet was superb. We had Simply Mo and Celtic-Con-Fusion singing all night and a few guest singers…

Adding More Links

Time for a little housekeeping and a review of the links on The Beach today, deleted a few and added some nice shiny new ones. The property market is, so they say, now starting to improve and if you are looking to buy or sell you might want to take a look at what Janet…

Celtic-Con-Fusion

Simply Mo had a new gig on Saturday night and we thought we would have a wander down to see how he got on, I am very glad we did!  Have a look at the photos on Mo’s website. He has played at the venue many time before, Dreamers Bar in Los Cristianos, but in…

The Majestic

On the 19th February we set off to drive to Puerto de La Cruz, Alan and myself having been transformed into Alison and Steph!  The idea was that we were going to watch the High Heels Marathon that we had read so much about. Well our plan was flawed, you see we also decided to…