Entries by Shay

A proper shower

On Lanzarote, heat, sweat and dust are constant companions and water is a precious resource. Your shower is one of the most vital fixtures in your house, so shouldn’t you spend a little time and money getting it right? On Lanzarote, heat, sweat and dust are constant companions and water is a precious resource. Your […]

The straight and the curved

There’s a common belief that curves are natural while straight lines and geometric shapes are artificial. Neither is true, but both elements can make all the difference to your outdoor space. Solid Geometry Straight lines are more common in nature than we think, and that’s especially true on Lanzarote. First there’s a permanent ocean horizon […]

Covid coming under control

Lanzarote and the Canaries continue to make promising progress in slowing down new coronavirus infection rates. However, with four deaths the total of fatalities on the islands has now reached 202. On the Canaries as a whole, the total of new infections yesterday was 135, the lowest daily total for 28 days. Figures have remained […]

Colour Explosion

On Lanzarote you can leave subtlety, reserve and understatement behind. This is an island where it pays off to make big, bold statements. First published in Gazette Life, September 1st 2020. Lanzarote’s whitewashed exteriors aren’t particularly traditional. Before César Manrique approved the colour schemes for the island, homes were painted in all sorts of colours. […]

When the freeze ends

The Coronavirus crisis and its economic impact mean that, for homeowners, this year is a time to sit tight and hope for better times. But once it comes, the new normal is going to offer exciting opportunities. First published in Gazette Life, September 1st 2020. No one was surprised when the lockdown froze the Spanish […]

Volcano Lady

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of the Volcanoes, the patron of Lanzarote. It’s Lanzarote’s principal public holiday, and still an important event despite the cancellation of this year’s fiesta because of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (Our Lady of the Sorrows) is a widespread image in the Catholic world, […]

Face to Face: Jesús Machín, Mayor of Tinajo

Tinajo is the third-largest municipality on Lanzarote, but the second least-populated, with just 6,279 residents at the last census. Stretching from the volcanoes of Timanfaya in the west to the sandy desert region of El Jable in the east; from the wild coastline of the north to the wine fields of La Geria in the […]

8th death as new cases slow down

A 60-year old man became the eighth victim of the coronavirus pandemic on Lanzarote yesterday. The man, who suffered from preexisting conditions, is the second victim of the virus in the second wave of the pandemic on the island. The amount of active cases on the island fell again as patients given the all-clear after […]

Figures fall as 86 recover

As Lanzarote and the Canaries registered large increases in new cases over recent weeks, the fear was that many of those cases would deteriorate, involving hospitalisations and deaths. However, the amount of hospitalisations has remained fairly stable for weeks now, and the second wave on the island has seen just one death so far. Meanwhile, […]

UD Lanzarote’s new 20/21 kit

As the new season approaches, so does the 50th anniversary of UD Lanzarote. To commemorate this, the club which has worn the same kit for 3 seasons will be sporting a new kit that honours the anniversary. The new kits come in the home colours red and blue, away white and blue and the third […]