From The Editors Desk
24th October 2014
Whilst the UK has been basking in the wet and windy aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo we here in Fuerteventura have had to suffer with slight winds and a nippy 35o in the shade. Winter starts this weekend however, don’t forget to put the clocks back one hour on Sunday morning.
One question people always ask about Daylight Saving Time regards the time that restaurants and bars close. In many states, liquor cannot be served after 2 a.m. But at 2 a.m. in the fall, the time switches back one hour. So, why can't they serve for that additional hour in October?
The answer: the bars do not close at 2 a.m. but actually at 1:59 a.m. So, they are already closed when the time changes from Daylight Saving Time into Standard Time.
Useless information but if you come to Fuerteventura that problem doesn’t arise. Most places don’t even start partying until mid-night!
As I write this editorial it is 38o on our terrace at 5pm. Welcome to winter.
La Graciosa - 24.10.2014 - MPs voted unanimously yesterday to support the bid by tiny La Graciosa for recognition as an independent administrative unit and the vote could lead to the island off Lanzarote becoming the eighth star on the Canarian flag sometime in the future.
08.10.2014 - As the world's media focuses on the case of a Spanish nurse who is believed to be the first person to contract the deadly disease outside Africa, Spain's health minister held an emergency video conference with her counterparts from the country's 17 regions to check on the measures in place to deal with a possible outbreak.
The week-end's Teide Triathlon in Tenerife was tinged with tragedy following the death of a female competitor. The local woman, who was in her late 40s, sustained serious head injuries when she fell off her bicycle near Vilaflor on the return from Mt Teide after the gruelling ascent in the heat on Saturday.
You’re planning on coming to Fuerte to buy your dream home and like the sound of a viewing trip subsidised by an estate agent or developer.
Viewing trips can be a blessing, but they can also be disastrous. How do you make sure that yours will be the former? By asking a few pertinent questions upfront, that’s how!
As a regular reader of my weekly Fuerteventura News and staying in Corralejo for a an autumn break I saw my chance to contribute to the news section. My wife and I usually spend some wonderful hours on the town beach but were stopped abruptly in our tracks seeing a sign that the beach was not accessible and no swimming was allowed due to "contamination" ?
Have ever wanted to know what is happening, around town, this week? Well this section is for you!
We plan to list events, entertainment and shopping specials that are on this coming week.
You can also check our what’s on calendar for upcoming events. In this way it can help you plan your days, & evenings, out.
As a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing, but I like the way you press my keys.
Our Fuerte X-Word No 190 for your weekend delight!
There is to be a Sponsored walk around Corralejo.
1st November 2014
The proceeds will go to “Fuerteventura against cancer” & St James church fund.
Meet at Café Lounge, Calle el Pulpo, Bristol Playa area 9AM. START 9.30…
Free snacks on your RETURN (supplied by Cafe Lounge)
Telephone Elaine (Hairbrain) 0034 676705685 for registration forms, sponsor sheets and information
Teams and fancy dress entrants welcome
Always select a Licensed Real Estate Agent many agents operate without being properly licensed which means that you are putting yourselves potentially at risk.
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