Category: Lanzarote

May 19

Lanzarote Ironman 2014

  Lanzarote Ironman 2014   Lanzarote Ironman 2014, a stunning event and a triumph, as always, great atmosphere, superb athletes, in some cases grandparents who provided thrills and entertainment as they gave their all in a challenge that defies belief in mere mortals like myself. Every superlative must have been used a thousand times and …

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May 15

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 4: Living on a Hot Rock

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote   Chapter Four: Living on a Hot Rock.   People sometimes ask, ‘Doesn’t it worry you living on a volcanic island?’ The short answer is ‘No.’ The reality is that there has never been a single person killed, as a direct result of volcanic action, on Lanzarote, in recorded history. …

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May 07

‘Bite size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 3: Those who came before

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote          Chapter 3: ‘Those who came before.’   History is normally written by the ‘victors,’ and in praise of conquerors. Understandable, but it does sometimes leave a bit of a gap in the recorded information on the ‘losers’. The descendants of the pre-Hispanic settlers of the Canaries, …

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Apr 19

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 2: Dirty Doings

  ‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 2: ‘Dirty Doings,’ or ‘An everyday tale of history folk.’       Juan de Béthancourt landed in Lanzarote in 1402. He came ashore between Papagayo and Playa Blanca, part of what is now Yaiza Municipality (Yaiza being the name of a pre-Hispanic Princess) and was greeted, by …

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Apr 13

Bite Size Histories of Lanzarote Chapter 1

‘Bite Size’ Histories of Lanzarote Chapter One ‘That which wasn’t lost was found!’   The first in a series of short, factual but quirky, bite size histories of Lanzarote. The island of Lanzarote gets its name from, and was discovered by, Lancelotto Malocello, a Genoese explorer, of the 14th century, or at least he gets …

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Mar 16

Carnival in Lanzarote

Carnival in Lanzarote   Carnival in Lanzarote is the most spectacular event of the year. In fact it is not a single event but a fantastic period that really starts months before when the groups begin designing their costumes, choreographing the routines of the walking floats, fund raising, choosing the music, writing the songs, co-operating …

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Mar 14

What we did at the Writing Workshop on Monday

What we did at the Writing Workshop on Monday 10 March 2014 The Clock House Tavern, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote I really enjoyed what we did at the writing workshop on Monday. Everyone worked very hard and produced some excellent ideas and stories Itinerary !0. 45 – 11.00 Assemble for coffee and a prompt start at …

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Mar 05

Creative Writing Workshop Monday 10 March 2014

Creative Writing Workshop Monday 10 March 2014 Writing Short Stories, Revising and Editing, Analyzing the market, Writing for money Venue: Clock House Tavern, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote. Time 11.00 – 16.00 Cost 20€ – including Coffee on arrival (available from 10.45 ) and a light buffet lunch. (The bar will be open if participants wish to purchase extra drinks) …

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Feb 18

Creative Writing Workshop Part 2

The Creative Writing Workshop Part 2 04 February 2014 Part 2: The afternoon. The afternoon session began with Activity 3: Focus on the Action which encouraged everyone to practice showing how characters felt by describing their actions, rather than writing detailed descriptions of their emotions, and sharing their work within their groups. ********************** Our second speaker …

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Feb 18

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop 4 February 2014 Part 1: The morning: The full day Creative Writing Workshop was very successful and produced some really good pieces of individual writing, excellent collaborative work, interesting discussion and cross fertilisation of ideas. Basically the day consisted of four writing activities, lunch, two visiting speakers and a prize draw. There …

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