Living

Dual Nationality

Following Brexit, an increasing number of British citizens have been considering applying for nationality of another EU country, which will guarantee the continuance of rights that may be lost to UK nationals at the end of this year. The…

Fill Her Up!

The Gasolinera, or petrol station, is something you'll soon get to know on Lanzarote, A place that is often much, much more than a place to refuel your vehicle. There are all sorts of petrol stations on this island, from basic roadside…

Sun and Shade Experts!

Sol y Sombra Blinds, in Tías would like to welcome Rob and Angelika Stone to their team. The Canadian couple recently arrived on the island and are really looking forward to getting to know Sol y Sombra ́s customers and assisting clients…

Scam Busting!

Every now and then we hear reports of property buyers being cheated out of deposits or rental customers losing money or discovering accommodation doesn’t exist. Spain’s Office of Online Security has released a guide to help customers spot…

The Irish Connection

St. Patrick’s Day is a big event here. That's because the Irish have left their own unmistakeable mark on the Canary Islands, changing their history and becoming Lanzarote’s most loyal and faithful market. It’s surprising how…

Recipe of the Month: Green Mashed Potatoes

Get mashed potatoes right, and give them an attractive appearance with your own home-made natural green food colouring, which separates chlorophyll (the natural green pigment) from spinach. Mashed Potatoes:1 kilo of potatoes120…

Beans & Pulses

In the second of our guides to local ingredients we focus on the healthy beans and pulses that can be found on Lanzarote. In Spain, beans and pulses are essential elements of the national cuisine. They’re found in revered dishes such…

Mother's Meeting

Fortunately, Spain is one of the safest places in the world to give birth. In the first of a new series addressing health issues on Lanzarote, Shaun Addison speaks to three mums who recently got to know the inside of Arrecife's maternity department…

The Right Bowlful

Nowadays, pet food is as likely to come in a sack or a box as it is in a tin. Lanzarote vet Jane Burke offers some valuable information about feeding your favourite animals. There are few (if any) veterinary consultations that don't…

Lanzarote in the rain

It doesn’t rain often on Lanzarote, but this is the time of year when those showers are at their likeliest. Here’s how to pass the time when the heavens open. At the moment Lanzarote is undergoing an extended dry period, with no…