An Insight into the Tinerfenian Customs,Culture,Food,Landscape and the People.
If you are visiting these pages for the very first time and you are in a hurry.......... do yourself a favor and click on the 'Hymno de las Islas Canarias'... (just below) It will give you an "Insight" into the Pride, Full Heartedness and generosity of the Tinerfenians..........Merry Christmas everyone.
Hymno de las Islas Canarias (Navidad/Christmas)
An Insight into Tenerife
Some of us call it "The Rock" others "The Reef" which does our chosen home an injustice. I have grown to love this "far-flung island" and have grown roots such that I may never leave. It has that much charm.... and grabs you that way! So, this blog is by way of introducing others to its endearing side. I hope that you enjoy my inspired ramblings and thro' it all begin to love it as much as I do.
Getting to know the language......the embarrassing way
So, I had just arrived in the house and was greeted by the words "¿Estas vendiendo Vino, Señor? Well, I understood that I was being asked if .....I was selling wine...... but what was the context? Had I forgotten something....perhaps a birthday....should I have brought some wine for tonight...... So, I had to ask "¿Que?"...." ¿Que pasa?" The reply was very slow and very deliberate with a lot of mirth from all the Tinerfenians, "¿Estas vendiendo Vino, Señor?" Now, hopelesslly confused by..... by a lack of understanding.......it was one of those moments!! A long pause ensued.......... while sniggers and embarrassed laughs abounded. Then Alexis sidled up to me and said "Tu cremallera esta abierto, Señor" ..... it took a second or two for me to realise that I had walked in with my ZIP undone !!! OMG..... the room erupted and I went bright Red............ So, now you know what "¿Estas vendiendo Vino, Señor?" really means.... What a great language! So descriptive! Now where's the nearest bottle, I need a drink.