Friday, February 4, 2011

Ibiza Castle's Archaeological Open Day

You probably know that Ibiza castle is being converted in a state run parador hotel, and you probably also know that during the works many valuable archaeological finds have been made - a few weeks ago we featured the discovery of what could be the first city of Ibiza and a Roman temple in Spotlight News.

The other day an 'open day' was held for press and dignitaries to view the whole range of remains from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors which have been unearthed during the project.

Here, courtesy of the Diario de Ibiza is the Roman Temple

The paper has a whole gallery of photos which you can study at leisure

Monday, January 31, 2011

Ibiza Retreats: Life Coaching Workshop

You are invited to en-join a Visioning & Life Coaching workshop on Sunday February 6th at 2pm Allowing you to focus on what you really want to create, do and be..

....give your passions space & time to express themselves....

....and make the most of your precious time & energy!

Where attention goes energy flows....

Below the vital info! (and please R.S.V.P.):

Sunday 6th February is all about you taking time for you.
Self-time in warm & welcoming surroundings with like-minded company, enjoying a half-day designed to set you up for much more success & happiness.
Have you set your intentions for 2011? 
Do you know where you are going, what goals are most important to you?
Would you like to create a year ahead that really does fulfill your needs?
Did you know that what the eye sees the mind believes and thus must become our reality?

Larah facilitates you to be in the zone to focus on your Visions, Goals and Dreams with the aid of some lovely Life Coaching strategies: 
* Gentle yoga stretching to open up the body & get you out of your head and into a peaceful place to begin 
* Breath-work to release, calm & centre your energy 
* Visualisations & meditations to help you connect with your inner-self, deeper wishes, real goals & dreams
* Vision Boards – A fun way to creative manifestations of your inner-most desires, in techni-colour collages to help you bring your desires to life!
* Wheel of Life 2011 - Life Coaching to set you up with a clear fresh focus on what you want to have, be, feel & achieve for the year ahead - at work, at home, in your relationships, in your creativity, your health and, of course your wealth & prosperity  
* Life Coaching tools & strategies - for sustaining your energy, staying motivated and on track
* Soul-food soups & copious cups of herbal teas 

 When: Sunday 6th February from 2.00pm  (until around 6.30pm)
Just: a much-appreciated donation of €25 per person
Where: Close to Santa Gertrudis with a big warm fire! R.s.v.p. for directions
Tel: +34 670 248 292

Please feel free to invite any others who would like to get clear about their visions for 2011....

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ibiza Bike Trek 2011

Back for an 11th consecutive year this Easter is the popular and highly successful Ibiza Bike Trek. It's an organised event that puts the cyclist firmly in the saddle with the only thing to worry about being keeping up with everyone else!

All the travel arrangements are made, competitions and routes planned, mechanics laid on, ferries booked, rations provided and parties and prizegiving ceremonies all organised.

There's a basic three day event or a week long version which straddles it.

The main events are

22 April – Ibiza World heritage Route from Ibiza to Santa Eulalia

23 April – Mammoth Ibiza 88 Marathon from Santa Eulalia to San Antonio

24 April – Mountains of Ibiza Route from San Antonio to Ibiza and return

All the details are on the official website

Friday, December 31, 2010

Chocolate Heaven in Ibiza

I imagine that nearly everyone knows of the religious orders around the world which produce really famous food and drink to help raise income for the monastery. Brandy, wine and beer are probably the most well known of the products produced by monks and here in Ibiza there's a similar scheme in action at the Monastery of San Cristobal (St. Cristopher) in Dalt Vila.

The nuns there, their order is the Canonesas Regulares de San Agustín, make cakes and pies to sell to the public from their 'shop' above the chapel in Calle Sant Ciriac (next to the shrine of Sant Cyriac) in the winding cobbled streets of the old town.

Founded in 1599 in Ibiza, it received a boost in 1600 when nuns from the order of San Agustin in Palma arrived to help set up the convent and the Mallorcan influence can still be seen today in the food that the nuns make. Cocarrois and rubiols are still Mallorquin favourites even now.

The nuns follow the 'rule' of San Agustin based on the core activities of love, prayer and liturgical life, and communal living in poverty, obedience and chastity.

The chapel that they use is simple but well worth a visit, and if you're in Ibiza with your radio you can tune in to Radio Maria on 104.8 FM to find out what's going on.