Category: Journalism

Jun 03

Salt Carpets of Lanzarote

Salt Carpets of Lanzarote   Every year for the weekend of Corpus Cristi families and social groups gather in the streets of Arrecife, and to make fabulous salt carpets around the main square in front of the Church of San Gines and the surrounding streets. One of the nicest things about this fiesta is the …

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May 19

Lanzarote Ironman 2013

Lanzarote Ironman 2013 A personal reflection by Sue almond At this fantastic international event the first competitor I spoke to, apart from calling encouragement to every one of the 1,721, as they passed, turned out to be from my home town in the UK! Well done Andrew and the rest of the cycling club from …

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May 13

Lanzarote: Unspoiled Island

Lanzarote: Unspoiled Island. By Sue Almond It is a fact that there is only one ‘high -rise’ building on the whole of the island of Lanzarote. The Gran Hotel in Arrecife, the capital, stands out as an easily identifiable landmark from land, sea and air.   One of the reasons why so much of the …

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Apr 23

A Story That Must Be Told. Nº2

Number 2 in the series: A Story That Must Be Told Leon By Sue Almond In 1995 I was teaching at a High School in the North of England and on a particular Parents’ Evening I met a lady, who was wearing a gold, Star of David, pendant. I was unaware of any Jewish pupils …

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Apr 15

Books, Books and More Books for World Book Day.

Books and Rose

Books, Books and More Books for World Book Day.   How can two famous writers both have 23 April as the anniversary of their death and have died 11 days apart? I’ll come back to that, get your thinking caps on. St George´s Day, 23 April is celebrated in England, as St George is the …

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Mar 06

Journalism and Writing Articles

Journalism and Writing Articles   I was writing regularly for a magazine and when I told them I was going to Sri Lanka they commissioned this piece: Discovering another island: a personal reflection. We flew towards the sunrise as we approached Sri Lanka. The outskirts of Colombo; busy, noisy, horns blaring, cars, motor bikes, tuk …

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