Living

Fern Frenzy

Ferns are simply gorgeous and there’s no excuse to miss their fascinating, delicate greenery on Lanzarote. Ferns and ivies aren’t usually associated with Lanzarote. These ancient plants are more generally found in temperate climates,where…

Summer Simplicity

This summer on Lanzarote it's time to get back to basics. There'll be few tourists, no fiestas and very little of anything else, but there'll be plenty of sun, sand, sea and clean fresh air - the things this island does best of all. After…

A glimpse of the future

One of the most astonishing aspects of the lockdown was the chance to see our cities virtually empty of cars. It’s a vision many of us don’t want to lose sight of, writes Shaun Addison. First published in Gazette Life, June 1st 2020. When…

The Great Outdoors

Lanzarote seems to have been designed for outdoor living, with a perfect climate, beautiful views and everything you need to make the most of life on a terrace, patio or balcony. With summer coming, and a sudden, new awareness of the…

The new normal indoors

One thing has been made very clear during the lockdown in Spain – home is a safe space for you, and for society. When you’re at home, you’re unlikely to be exposed to infection. More importantly, you are not going to infect anyone else. The…

Heads First!

Tackling stress is increasingly being seen as the first step to fitness, and as lockdown relaxes, it's time to free your mind so your ass can follow. Let's have a little lockdown honesty – how many of those well-meaning plans you made…

You are your kitchen

The lockdown has caused plenty of us to clean up our kitchens, toss out all that stuff we don’t need any more and reassess one of the most important rooms in the house. And now that the island’s businesses are-opening, it’s time to make…

Rental Opportunities Ahead

While the lockdown left holiday rental owners licking their wounds, the opportunities in the future look much more promising. For years, holiday rental owners have calculated that the uncertainty of short-term holiday lets is worth the…

Get Scrubbing!

If you're going to be confined indoors for weeks on end you might as well make sure the place is clean, right? In fact, that’s not as easy as it sounds. Most of us leave our homes for several hours a day – times when they are left…

Recipe of the Month: Hummus

The classic and delicious Middle Eastern dip is more popular than ever, thanks to the popularity of vegan lifestyles. And although it's not traditional to Spain, it's easy to make with locally available ingredients, and a perfect, healthy light…