Interviews

Cooking to be Kind

Jilly Simmons is a Lanzarote resident who has just written and published a vegetarian and vegan cookbook that will be sold in aid of SARA animal shelter. We chatted with her last month. Have you been vegetarian for long, Jilly? I’ve…

Socialisation is Key!

Audrey at Pet's Paradise in Playa Blanca has a busy schedule of dog grooming, training and providing quality animal food and treats. But Audrey's day wouldn't be nearly as manageable without help from her socialisation dog, Ice. Shay Rourke…

The Heart of the Matter

Heart Failure is the most common cause of death for men in both the UK and Spain, and the second most common for women. Gazette Editor Shaun Addison, who suffered a heart attack last June, recently chatted to two other Lanzarote residents who…

Spotlight on: Conner James

Connor James is an incredibly talented singer, guitarist and songwriter. Julie Helliwell chatted with him about his musical background and what the future holds. How long have you lived on Lanzarote? I’ve lived here for 17 years.…

Face to Face: British Vice-Consul

With plenty of experience behind her in the Canarian tourist industry, Jackie Stevenson was an obvious choice to replace Esther Martín at the Vice Consulate in Las Palmas last summer. Shaun Addison headed over to meet her and her team. Who…

Face to Face: Councillor for Tourist Promotion

Ángel Vázquez has had a busy year. As the Cabildo’s Councillor for Tourist Promotion he’s expected to attend trade fairs throughout Europe and have meetings with all sorts of people related to the planning and management of tourism on…

Your Captain Speaking!

The Líneas Marítimas Romero ferry plies between the northern village of Órzola and La Graciosa’s capital eight times a day in the winter, with extra trips in the summer months. The 25-minute voyage is usually divided into two sections…

Spotlight On: Martin Schofield

Martin Schofield is generally tucked away behind the drums in the Band of Gypsies Lanzarote. Julie Helliwell met up with him to hear more about his musical career. How did it all start? I was in the brass band at secondary school.…

Face to Face: Charmaine Arbouin

Charmaine Arbouin is the British Consul for Andalusia and the Canary Islands. Based in Málaga, she covers the regions of Spain with by far the largest concentration of British residents. We pulled her to one side for a quick chat. Charmaine,…

Face to Face: Hugh Elliot

If you’re a British citizen under the age of 47 you will, by the time you read this magazine, no longer be a citizen of the European Union for the first time in your life. Brexit got done at 11pm on 31st January, following Boris Johnson’s…