Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Gofiosfera

Well, I’m really chuffed this evening. This blog now officially exists in the ‘Gofiosfera’… er, I suppose we’d call it the ‘Gofiosphere’… but perhaps a more detailed explanation is required.

Gofio is sort of flour made from toasted cereal that was originally used by the Guanche people (who came to Tenerife even before the tourists) as a staple in their cooking. It is still used in local cuisine, flavoured with stock and herbs and stuff.

So the Gofiosfera is the Canarian blogosphere, an expanding community of bloggers from Tenerife, Gran Canaria, la Palma, el Hierro, la Gomera, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. And the reason why I’m chuffed is because they have been so generous as to include this blog, in which there is hardly a word of Spanish scribbled. And I didn't even have to beg. How nice of them!


Anonymous magacín66 said...

Creo que el idioma no debe y no puede ser motivo de exclusión.

Por mi parte, en la Gofiosfera se recogen todas y cada una de las bitácoras escritas por canarios oy/o desde Canarias, incluso si escribe desde La Graciosa...

Saludos cordiales!!!!!!

9:36 am  
Blogger Tenerife Scribbler said...

...and cheers to you! Is that hospitable or what? No wonder we expats feel so welcome on these islands.

Thanks magacin66

12:11 pm  
Anonymous sergio said...

Welcome to the Gofiosphere Leslie!!

If we talk and listen every day in the media that Canary Islands is a melting pot of cultures, our little blogosphere must be a reflection of it :)

7:05 pm  
Blogger Tenerife Scribbler said...

Well thank you kindly, Sergio... it's true, the cultural diversity throughout the islands is one of the most appealing aspects. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note, don't be a stranger!

7:59 pm  
Anonymous Heimy said...

Anyway, Canary Islands wouldn't be the same without "guiris" :D.

Welcome Leslie.

4:39 pm  
Blogger Tenerife Scribbler said...

Thanks kindly Heimy... and to those of you unfamiliar with the word, 'Guiri' is slang for foreigner and can have both positive and negative connotations, depending on the context.

In this case, I think it's an endearing term...

Well I hope so!!


No I'm sure it's positive... LOL


9:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo this is....ummmmmmm THE RULER OF ALL MANKIND!!!!!!You are all my trusty miñons!!!!!!hahahaahahaha (laughing manically)Do not be discouraged that I, in fact, cannot spell miñons. I don't care. Now, Leslie knows me personally, and I am a bit mad (although I have, and always will, prefer the term 'eccentric')HAHAHAHHAHAHA.
Guess Who, Dad......

Damn. I gave away my secret identity. Oh well.

10:56 pm  
Blogger Tenerife Scribbler said...

You are MAD. But you are my daughter... so you can do no wrong. Love you xxxx. Now please post on SOMEBODY ELSE'S BLOG!! :-)

2:25 am  

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