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About bardofely

I was born in Cardiff, Wales, and lived there until the end of 2004 when I relocated to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Since 2014 I have lived in Portugal. My real name is Steve Andrews but I am also known as the Bard of Ely, a title given to me by Big Issue magazine in which I once had a column. I am a singer-songwriter, poet, author, freelance writer and naturalist but have also worked as a TV presenter and a compère at Glastonbury Festival.

Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets is a new title in the Pagan Portals series

Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets is a new book in the Pagan Portals series, published by Moon Books.  In it I look in some depth at the subject of how culinary and medicinal herbs were once given astrological … Continue reading

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What to see in the Mountains of the North of Tenerife

Tenerife North’s Anaga Mountains In the Anaga Mountains (Photo: Public Domain) Tenerife is a popular holiday destination in the Canary Islands with some incredible countryside, including forests, mountains, ravines and valleys that overlook the rocky and sandy beaches of the … Continue reading

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Tenerife’s mountains are great for climbing

Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a very popular destination for tourists seeking sandy beaches and subtropical sunshine but the island has a lot more to offer that makes it a wonderful location for taking a holiday. You cannot fail … Continue reading

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Tenerife Property Video Blog makes property searching easy

If you are searching for property in Tenerife the Tenerife Property Video Blog will make it much easier for you to find what you are looking for. Tenerife Property Video Blog provides access to some of the best properties for … Continue reading

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Canadian singer-songwriter Sylvana White interviewed

 Let me introduce you to Sylvana White I had the pleasure of an exclusive interview with Canadian singer Sylvana White. Please introduce yourself to my readers. Hi my name is Sylvana White! I was born in Montreal, Canada and raised … Continue reading

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Tenerife in the Canary Islands

Tenerife is one of the seven Canary Islands, all of which are Spanish but are closer to the coast of North Africa than mainland Spain. The islands are blessed with above average weather all year around and this makes them … Continue reading

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Real Love and Communication in the YouBloom Music Awards

Last year I got through to the semi finals of the YouBloom Music Awards with a song entitled Mañana. It got heard and voted on by a team of judges from the music industry headed by Bob Geldof. Whilst my … Continue reading

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Tenerife resort Puerto Colon has its own marina

Puerto Colón is on the south coast of Tenerife and this very popular holiday resort has one of the best marinas on the island. Here you can go on whale and dolphin-watching excursions aboard a catamaran, charter a boat for … Continue reading

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Tenerife’s Yellow Mountain by Amarilla Bay

In the Costa del Silencio area of Tenerife South in the Canary Islands there is a Yellow Mountain. In Spanish it is called Montaña Amarilla and it is right by Amarilla Bay. Amarilla Bay has a community housing complex that … Continue reading

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My tribute to John Lydon is in the YouBloom Quarter Finals

My song Johnny Rotten’s Still My Hero has made it through to the quarter finals of the YouBloom Music Awards I am proud to say. The song is a tribute to John Lydon, who formerly fronted the outrageous punk rock … Continue reading

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