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Pets In Flats

Sharing a small space with a pet is a pleasure for many of us, but it requires planning and a few sacrifices. The ideal place for a dog or a cat to live is a large rural property with plenty of room for them to run free. Unfortunately,…

Canary Cleaners

The rise of decluttering expert Marie Kondo and YouTube cleaning star Mrs Hinch has given housework a 21st century makeover, but here on Lanzarote the climate and lifestyle means that some tidying and cleaning activities are more important…

Embrace the Abstract

Abstract “modern” art is nothing to be afraid of. It’s actually been around for millennia because it gives humans of all ages sheer pleasure and joy, and on Lanzarote, you’re in the perfect place to enjoy it and turn it into part of…

Quick Colour

Not all of us have years to spend coaxing strange and exotic plants to thrive in our perfectly-planned garden. Sometimes you just want to fill a garden space with colour and fragrance as quickly as possible, and it helps if we do it at a budget…

The Right Furniture

Wherever you are in the world, the outdoor furniture you choose depends on the climate you live in. That's why British holidays are associated with the deckchair - a light, portable, canvas and wood structure that's perfectly suited for Britain's…

Fencing for Beginners

Wrought iron balconies are one of the defining elements of Spanish colonial style. Lanzarote’s relationship with walls is ancient and mystical. The original natives of the island are believed to have walled off areas of land to bury…

Pull up a Stool

Milkmaids, pianist naughty children, and barflies are all used to sitting on stools, but maybe it's time you reconsidered these perennially versatile items of furniture, as well. Stools are one of the oldest forms of seating, and also…

Friends & Enemies

Just like humans, some plants like to be together, while others genuinely dislike each other's company. And, just like humans, the reasons for these affinities are incompatibilities are varied. Some plants repels the pests that affect…

Iron Age

Metal came late to the Canaries, but it is now an essential part of the island’s architectural and artistic heritage. In 1402, when the first mercenaries invaded the islands in the name of Spain, the local Guanche and Maho natives…

T-Shirt Apartment

Clothing firm Diesel made its name with vivid advertising campaigns in the 1990s, but none of them have been quite as eye-catching as a recent campaign, which offers t-shirts starting at half a million dollars. The T-shirts feature…