Interviews

The bright side of life

Anna-Lis Gasque's elegance and positive attitude are well-known to many on the island, so we were overjoyed when she agreed to pose among the flowers for this month's cover. At 74, she remains as luminously beautiful as ever: “I disappear when I'm next to her” smiles her husband Kenneth.

On the frontline

Dr. Laura Callero has had an eventful year. Tías's Health Councillor is also a frontline medic at Arrecife's Dr. José Molina Orosa Hospital, and hit the headlines last March as the third case of coronavirus on the island (which later proved to be a false alarm). We spoke to her last month.

The world is your office

The pandemic has shaken up our attitudes to the world of work, with governments actively instructing citizens to work from home wherever possible. But why stay home? Sara Picazo describes herself as a digital nomad, and is part of a new wave of workers for whom the workplace is a constantly shifting concept.

Raise your glass

Alejandro Besay is the director and enologist at Bodegas La Geria – one of the most emblematic wine producers on the island. We took a trip into wine country to find out how the bodega is handling the pandemic and the recent weather conditions.

From Tiffin to Thalis

We all love Indian food, but how much do we really know about one of the most varied and sensual cuisines in the world? We met up with Ramesh, the owner of Indian Delights in Playa Blanca, and his wife Sara, to find out a bit more...

The Social Network

Isidro Alonso Gil is the Social Services councillor for Lanzarote's largest municipality, Teguise, and he and his team have certainly had their work cut out for them over the last year. We spoke to him last month.

Lockdown Memories

In our January issue we usually focus on the events of the past year. But last year offered one event that was so unexpected, so shocking and so unforgetable that everything else pales in comparison: Lockdown.

Making a difference

Aduén Morales García is a powerhouse. The young man from Argana Alta in Arrecife is one of the directors of the litter-collecting charity Lanzarote Limpia, a director of the Argana Alta Residents' Movement, Vice President of the Unión Norte Canarian wrestling club in Haría and a volunteer for Cáritas and a prisoners' reinsertion charity. We were lucky enough to grab him just before an important meeting at the Cabildo.

A record-breaking year for Kevin Caton

In 2020, Kevin Caton of the Las Palmeras Golf Society has managed to achieve what very few golfers ever do: an incredible 12 shots drop in his handicap in just 7 months! Jean-François Crinquand meets him.

Murder in Playa Blanca!

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Chris Berry's critically-acclaimed first crime novel, Tough Season was set in the hard world of northern rugby league, but for the sequal, Tough Season In The Sun, he's moved the action to Lanzarote. We talked to Chris last month.