Living

Car Kit

On Spanish roads, there are four things that all drivers must carry in their cars at all times. After that, there are also several items that it’s a good idea to have to hand when you’re driving on Lanzarote. First published in Gazette…

Back to School

This strange and bewildering year saw children leave their schools for lockdown in March. Half a year later they’ll return to a very different scenario, but certain things will remain the same. Here’s how to ensure everything’s in place…

Friends and Enemies

As well as flowers and plants, your Lanzarote garden is full of enemies and friends: creatures that can break your heart or save your skin. As you get used to gardening here, you’ll get to know many of them, but here are the main friends…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Recipe of the Month: Aubergines with honey

One thousand years ago the largest and most culturally advanced city in the world was Córdoba in Andalusia. This delicious tapas classic from Córdoba uses Arab-influenced cooking techniques on aubergines, which were introduced to Spain by…

Eating experience

There are dozens of ways to dine on Lanzarote, and all of them are possible in September on Lanzarote. It's the mellowest and kindest of all months, and a season when it's a pleasure to get out and discover all the flavours and experiences…

Your Coffee Guide

Coffee is big-business, and coffee chains such as Starbucks have taken over the world - all apart from Spain, where local bars are still far more popular than the big multinationals. Here's how to buy and order coffee on Lanzarote. Buying…