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Monday, December 27, 2010

The Interlude ...

The Interlude ...

Part of the marketplace in the Belén Navideño at La Villa shopping centre, which, fairly unusually for Canarian nativities - that often depict a town or landscape on the islands - actually seems to be of a faintly biblical location. But don't expect it all to be serious, as while we wait for the door on the little outhouse to fly open (see the reason why here), we bring you a short interlude to keep you amused. See the potter and his wheel? (If you're unfamiliar with British TV of old see, "Consisting mainly of live broadcasts, timings were not always accurate in early 1950's BBC programmes, so interludes would be inserted between programmes to keep the audience amused. Typical interludes included: The Potter's Wheel ...")


Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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