Halloween… a time for treats?
Halloween has developed to appeal to more than just younger folk enjoying the chance to frighten their elders into giving them a treat.
Pumpkins are not only for Halloween
Before you get carving, stop and look at your pumpkin that you’re getting ready for Halloween, and reckon how you would carve out one of the largest pumpkins
Who was Stingy Jack?
Stingy Jack is better known as Jack-o’-Lantern and his story is a spooky one
Spring forward, Fall back
The clocks go back when the Daylight Savings Time (DST) period ends each year in Autumn (October) and folk enjoy an hour longer to lie in before the start of the normal Sunday breakfast routine.
The Cable Car Ride, Gibraltar
The Cable Car Ride at Gibraltar is among the most fascinating attractions of Gibraltar and something that you absolutely don’t want to miss
Movies on the Rock
Before Netflix, and Amazon, Disney, Hulu and the others movie-streaming companies, even before television and dvd, there was the cinema.
La Ruta del Tapeo may take different routes but the idea remains the same – to enjoy small amounts of the Mediterranean Diet in friendly, and often noisy company.
Tarta de Arroz con Leche
There cannot be anything more traditional than arroz con leche, rice pudding, and this is eaten all over Spain and Latin America.
Can you sunburn your eyes?
CAN YOU SUNBURN YOUR EYES? We all know that the sun’s UV rays can be harmful to our skin, but what about our eyes?
A Muddle of Guns
A Muddle of Guns in 1871. The ability of the Ministry of Defence in Britain to maintain the impregnability of Gibraltar was fiercely debated
Back to the 90s
They deliver, they’re amazing, getting better and better, incredible harmonies, professional performance and the list can go on and on…on the night
Take a mouthful of water while swimming in the sea, and, if there’s an inclination to swallow it (not recommended) together with the taste of sodium (salt) the mouthful of liquid will taste of potassium.
Living the Dream
#LivingTheDream aims to bust the myth of the perception of a ‘blessed’ life under sunny skies and show the sometimes tougher reality.
Be Fibre Rich
Choose the right fibre for the clothing we wear and it helps our outer body feel good – and if we choose the right type and amount of fibre to eat then that will help our inner body feel good.
Catalan Bay (LA CALETA)
Catalan Bay Beach is the middle beach between Eastern Beach and Sandy Bay Beach on the eastern side of the Rock lined by the Mediterranean Coast of Gibraltar.
Gibraltar, By the Book
Short but informative this book, published in 1990, covers very much the whole history of Gibraltar
Food & Drink Tapas Translations
Below is a list of Food and Drink in alphabetical order. Spanish to English Translations with a few extra bits and bobs.
La Linea de la Concepcion
La Linea de la Concepcion a relatively modern town which has its origins in the line of fortifications built by Phillip V after the loss of Gibraltar.
The Roman Ruins of Baelo Claudia
Baelo Claudia was established at the end of the 2nd century to the beginning of the 1st century BC. It was one of the most important towns on the South coast of Baetica.
The Pandemic May Be Winding Down, But Virtual Events Are Here to Stay
B2B marketers had to pivot hard over the last 18 months, especially when it came to event marketing.
The Dune of Bolonia
The Dune of Bolonia, declared a natural monument, representing an excellent opportunity for approximating a live geological formation.
Sinking of HMS Royal George
HMS Royal George, a Royal Navy ship of the line and the largest warship in the world, was launched on 18 February 1756.
Sunshine & Sand in San Roque
San Roque can boast of having 15 kilometres of unspoilt and scarcely built-up Mediterranean beaches and coastline. San Roque’s beaches stand out due to having some of the best lifesaving facilities and general amenities in the Gibraltar Area.
Unique among sports, tennis is truly a workout for the entire body..watch the tennis champions at work in the top tournaments and it’s clear that they are and need to be super-fit athletes.
Off the Beach: Tarifa Castle
Tarifa Castle was built more than 1,000 years ago. Entering through the main gate of the Castle gives an understanding of how for 900 of those years the castle has withstood violent attacks and long sieges, from the 10th C to the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century.
Last month marked the 70th Anniversary of the explosion of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bedenham, which arrived in Gibraltar on the 24th of April 1951 with approximately 790 tons of depth charges
Empanada is the Spanish term for pasties. It is probably correct to say that every language and every country has a word for empanada with its own particular recipes.
Blockchain: The Next Big Thing For The Luxury Watch Industry?
No technology right now is more in vogue and in equal parts misunderstood than that of the blockchain. Often, incorrectly, used interchangeably with the terms cryptocurrency and Bitcoin,
Fermentation..the magic cure-all? The magic of microbes is all around us..and their magic can be enjoyed in our daily lives.
Operation Flavius was a military operation in which three members of a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) cell were shot dead by undercover members of the British Special Air Service (SAS) in Gibraltar on 6 March 1988.
Local Music Festival 2021
Local Music Festival For National Week 2021 Friday Night Live Special Edition Gibraltar Cultural Services, alongside the producers of Friday Night Live, Dion Mifsud and Nolan Frendo, will be organising a local music festival on Friday 3rd September 2021.
Make your home office Eco-Friendly
For thousands of us, working from home is a staple of our lives, and while many of us make do with working from ours beds or kitchen table
Can you Train your Brain?
Creativity is a hugely valuable skill, both for personal use and the workplace, so finding ways to let your creative side go can be really important. However, some people assert that they simply aren’t creative, and they could never create or make anything. Others are able to come up with the initial idea, full of [...]
Salami, salchichon or both?
Salami, salchichon or both? Visit the local charcuterie or deli counter at the supermarket and in the meats’ section will be an array of shapes and sizes, colours and lengths of white-coated tubes laid out alongside each other.
Appropriate Adult Volunteer
Childline Gibraltar is looking for volunteers. Are you able to cover 2 shifts per month to safeguard detained juveniles.
The Great Siege Tunnels
Exploring the Great Siege Tunnels of Gibraltar is most certainly not something you want to miss out on doing on your next visit to Gibraltar.
The Sinking of the SS Utopia
This month marks 130th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Utopia on 17th March 1891 on the Bay of Gibraltar at around 6.20pm on a stormy evening. We have all heard the saying ¨Mas viejo que el año del Utopia¨, but not so many of us know where it came from, and the tragedy that occurred that evening.
The hallacas are ready to be cooked in salted water for about 40 minutes and ready to eat once cooled, although they taste better once they have cooled down and settled in the fridge for at least one day, also freezing really well.
2021 YoungArts Competition
An Art Competition for Young Artists, organised by Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, was held at the John Mackintosh Hall.
EPC – Cut Home Energy Costs
EPC – Cut home energy costs. DIY around the home may not be everyone’s hobby and many householders prefer to get a specialist
Gibraltarian, Lewis Stagnetto, marine biologist and Co-Founder of The Nautilus Project develops first ever Phytoplankton database.
It’s got to be Juniper
Juniper is gin, and gin is life, say the poets. Wild Juniper was part of life on the planet before Man discovered how to make gin from it and now cultivates it to meet today’s high demand for modern-flavoured gin.
What’s Spain’s coolest city?
Spain is full of great, beautiful cities, but one thing is to be beautiful, and another thing is to be cool, hip, you name it. For example, Oviedo is a marvellous, monumental, classy city
6 Best Seiko Chronographs
6 Best Seiko Chronographs For Every Need & Budges. Seiko are one of the most well known watch brands in the world. Especially across the budget and mid-range market, they create some really respectable watches,
Yoghurt, a Cultured Food
Yoghurt tastes good, is easy to eat, and it’s good for most of us. It can be much easier to digest than milk, even if you’re lactose-intolerant
Cultural Awards 2020
Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture have announced the results of the 2nd Cultural Awards. This year the winners
Vaccines Save Lives
Before a vaccine was introduced in the 1950s, epidemics would result in up to 7,760 cases of paralytic polio in the UK each year, with up to 750 deaths.
Paper Clouds and Silver Linings
It is rare the business in Gibraltar that has not been touched by the sudden screeching to a halt of economic activity in March 2020 when our city locked down in the face of a pandemic crisis.
Ghana Queen – Help me Learn Africa
The Charity ‘help me learn Africa’ provides volunteering programs that help support children’s education in developing countries.
Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians
The annual ‘Gibraltar Festival for Young Musicians’ will be taking place from 22nd to 26th February 2021. If you play an instrument or enjoy singing
With the Brexit transition period coming to an end on December 31st and with no EU-UK trade deal in sight (at the time of writing this article), there’s never been a better time for Gibraltar businesses to look for partners beyond the shores of the EU.
Burberry and BFC together launch ReBurberry fabric
Burberry Group, a British luxury fashion house, has announced the launch of ReBurberry Fabric, a pilot programme in partnership with British Fashion Council
It’s Steak Time!
The worlds’ best steak was judged to be the “sirloin cut of a Scottish Ayrshire, raised on grass in Finland and produced by a Danish company” at the 2019 World Steak Challenge.
Initiative to upcycle textile waste
Euratex unveils ReHubs initiative to upcycle textile wasteThe European textile industry is renowned for high-quality products and a front runner
Starting or finishing the day, chocolate is there for you! A bar or just a piece of chocolate, maybe in a box, or drinking choc in a cup
The Rolex Yacht-Master 40
If you could buy yourself one Rolex, which you couldn’t ever sell, which one would it be? With that constraint in mind I would wager that most enthusiasts would think of many pieces
Pasticho Venezuelan Lasagne
Pasticho (Pasticho Venezolano) is the Venezuelan version of lasagne or the Greek Pastitsio. A warm and creamy lasagne using those two ingredients using those two ingredients to spice it up the Venezuelan way
Poppy Day, Lest We Forget
Poppy Day, Lest We Forget The poppy acts as a symbol of both Remembrance of those who have died during military conflicts and the hope for a peaceful future - as a show of support for the Armed Forces community, past and present, a paper or silk poppy, available from the Royal British Legion Gibraltar [...]
Happy Vegan Month!
The start day of the annual World Vegan Month, November 1, coincides with Halloween/All Saints but the treats are healthier!
Returning to normal life
Returning to normal life in the midst of a continuing pandemic. Over the last 6 months, many people have spent a lot more time indoors than normal
Olive oil…older than man!
Considered to have the health-giving powers of a magic elixir, even called liquid gold by some, olive oil has been available to humanity since pre-history.
Hot Air Balloon ascent from the Rock
Hot Air Ballooning has moved on since the 1889 balloon ascent from the Rock, some 130 years ago
8 Tips for Good Eye Health
Specsavers Ópticas Marbella is celebrating a spec-tacular anniversary this year, having served its local community for all their eye health needs over the last eight year.
Interview with Kelvin Hewitt
No1 Models was created in 2010 by Director/ Producer Mr. Kelvin Hewitt with an aim to set a different standard for Gibraltar.
Gibtelecom Unveils Plans for 1GB
Gibtelecom unveiled the next generation in fibre technology and launched its Gigabit Gibraltar plan, bringing ‘hyper-fast’ connectivity to everyone, Gibraltar-wide
Puffins in Gibraltar?
Puffins in Gibraltar? Bird-watching during the Global Bird Weekend 17/18 Oct produced in the early counts, supported by binocular-makers Swarovski Optik, total species to date 5,725 recorded by 14,220 birders across the world and also produced some interesting questions about bird-watching, especially about migration. One of those questions, is “Where do UK puffins go in winter?” …answer is, puffins spend the autumn and winter out at sea but return to land to breed in late spring. In Gibraltar, three species of puffin have been recorded including the Atlantic puffin. In Gibraltar, three species of puffin have been recorded including the Atlantic puffin. In summer months in the North puffins will be seen in quantity in their colonies on the cliffs of Shetland and Orkney and further north in Iceland, home to more than half of the world’s puffin population but where do they go once the winter months arrive?…that, it seems, depends where the puffin colony is based but the UK’s puffins, the Atlantic puffin (fratercula arctica), spend the winter out at sea, in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, feeding on fish and marine invertebrates. They are well-adapted to a life lived mostly on the water and can even […]
Spirit of Trafalgar
Each year on 21 October a ceremony is held on board HMS Victory in marking the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar
Science Education with a Twist
The Nautilus Project marine invertebrates field trips for this academic year, kicked off yesterday
Advertising…What’s the point?
Advertising is an investment in the growth and the future of your business. Consumers, who buy a product or service, usually purchase from a company they knew about before their need occurred.
Traditionally, this dish is a summer favourite in the north of Morocco and it is usually prepared with sardines,
5 Ways to Reduce Gibraltar’s Debt?
While Gibraltar has so far managed to escape the worse of the COVID19 crisis, the economic crisis that will follow will not be easy to escape.
10 Easy steps to reduce eye strain & computer vision
We are all spending a large part of our day looking at smartphones, tablets and computer screens. Are they damaging our eyes? Many of us are experiencing ‘Computer vision syndrome’,
Kermit vs The Rolex Hulk
Rolex Kermit vs Hulk: What’s The Difference? When you think of Rolex, one of the first models that will come to mind is the Submariner. It’s an iconic dive watch that’s been setting the standard for underwater timekeeping since its birth in the 1950’s. Those that know Rolex even better, will know that the colour [...]
Gibraltar: An Environmental Frontier
Historically positioned at the end of the known world, it was once believed that sailing out into the Atlantic Ocean would have you fall off the edge of the map and never return
Food for Thought
Over the years researchers have found that if you are over 40 the groundwork for various brain diseases may already be developing in your brain. Fortunately the research also shows that there are various ways you can add quality of life to your years.
October sees the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England – this 28-day stop smoking challenge has driven
The New Tag Heuer Chronograph
TAG Heuer are one of the most iconic and well known watch brands in the world, with a number of famous collections such as the Formula One, the Aquaracer and the Monaco.
Business at Lockdown
You drop out of the Civil Service or your safe job somewhere, start a business, employ one or two individuals and all is going well…COVID-19 hits the streets and the whole town is in limbo for months…’Stay at home or else!!’
Simon Kirkpatrick Climbs Ama Dablam
Mountain climbing enthusiast Simon Kirkpatrick scaled Ama Dablam in Nepal recently and proudly place the Gibraltar flag firmly on its summit.
Corporate Wellbeing Recognition Scheme
GibSams welcomes the fact that many companies in Gibraltar have continued to embrace the need to develop and implement effective Health and Wellbeing policies for their employees.
Don’t Take A Loan Alone!
The lockdown implemented as part of the measures to combat COVID19 has resulted in immense financial pressure on both households and businesses,
La Parrilla 10 Years On
It can’t be said there’s a shortage of takeaway outlets on the Rock providing pizzas, Indian, Chinese, Thai food and traditional Mediterranean or American cuisine.
Patek Philippe New 2020 HQ
In June of this year, amidst all the craziness of a global pandemic, Patek Philippe somewhat silently completed construction of their brand new Headquarters.
Managing Business Risks
We don’t know whether it’s true that we’re living in more uncertain times than we have in the past, but it certainly feels like it.
Moroccan Roast Chicken with Rice
Just imagine having paella stuffed inside a roast chicken. I first had this dish in Marrakesh over 20 years ago and a quick conversation with the cook in French
A Venture Capital Culture?
The successes of technology start-ups such as Uber, Airbnb and Revolut have inspired governments around the globe to support the development of national start-up ecosystems.
How Much Is A Rolex Watch?
Rolex are the most popular and well known watch brand in the world. There is no doubt you will have heard of the Swiss heavyweight and chances are you’d probably love to get your hands on one too.
Danza Academy, Gibraltar
Danza Academy was a little hesitant to start classes after the Ministry of Culture gave the safe guidelines on how to unlock dance studios.
As the weather continues to hot up, and the easing of lockdown restrictions allow us to enjoy the great outdoors once more, it can be a tricky time for allergy sufferers.
Avoid the 3 C’s
Recent updates from the World Health Organisation highlight that the demographic of people who are becoming infected with COVID-19 is younger than it was before.
The Impact on Horology
Coronavirus is having ripple effects beyond its upending of daily life. I am sure that also we at ‘Watch & Bullion’ will be seeing a big hit.
‘STAY AT HOME’ has been the repeated message at the daily government press conferences since the COVID-19 scare arrived at our front door.
Healthy Food Menu at Omega
In a move to offer a wider range of healthy food options in their new premises at Europort, Omega are launching a healthy menu with the accent on super foods with anti-inflammatory properties.
Technologies for Gibraltar
Technologies are constantly transforming our lives in almost every aspect.
Goodbye to a Music Legend
The music fraternity and many music lovers on the Rock recently said goodbye to Phillip Valverde, a local music legend, who touched so many hearts during his lifetime.
Home Care Covid-19
Home care for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
The Right Kind of Sugar
Everyone is becoming more health conscious today, and that means people are paying closer attention to what they are eating throughout the day — from items that are bought at the store to food that’s made at home.
Top 5 immune boosting foods
(BPT) – Immune boosting food choices you make can help you feel more energized and focused, but what some people may not realize is they also have a profound impact on your immune system. Incorporating certain foods into your diet can boost your immunity and help you feel your best. “In today’s uncertain times, it’s important now more than ever to maintain a strong immune system,” says registered dietitian and nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner. “By eating mindfully and adding nutrient-rich foods to your diet, you’re making a positive step to support your overall health and wellness.” Blatner recommends incorporating these five foods into your diet to support your immune system: Bell peppers: A colorful addition to your plate, bell peppers are rich in vitamin C. In fact, the vegetable has two to three times more vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C is crucial for immune health because it increases the white blood cells that fight off infection. For the most vitamin C, it’s best to eat them raw or just lightly cooked. Eggs: Eggs (particularly the yolk) contain vitamin D, which is a nutrient the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) notes can help the immune system resist viruses and […]
¿Preocupado por el asma y las alergias en tiempos de la COVID-19?
La temporada de alergias está causándoles congestión, accesos de tos, irritación en los ojos y otros síntomas clásicos…
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