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The Airbnb boom appears to be coming to an end for Canarian home owners, as various estate agents report that landlords are beginning to return to seeking long-term residential clients. Tourist numbers have fallen over the last year, and…

Failing the Killer Touch

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The Rojillos (Reds) have had a difficult start to the season. They have only lost on three occasions, which only the top two clubs can better, but the problem has been that they have drawn 10 of the 16 games played. This leaves UD Lanzarote…

Balcony Life

Balconies are one of the defining Canarian architectural features, a colonial idea that can be seen to impressive effect in the historical area of Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or on the seafront of Santa Cruz de La Palma. Originally…

Eco-Friendly

The world’s future needs a present-day commitment, and that’s as true of our homes as it is of every other aspect of our lives. There are five things to bear in mind when decorating your home. An energy efficiency rating is…

Rearrange your Life

Rearranging your living space is one of the most beneficial things we can do in our home – for our own well-being as well as for practical reasons. Psychologists have often been surprised by how often people report that rearranging…

Quiet Enjoyment

The problem of holiday rentals in residential zones continues in Lanzarote as in many parts of Spain, but here’s what you can do about it. Holidays are great. You can stay out all night, drink as much as you want, stagger home in…

Election Currency Boost

The pound rose to a three-year high against the Euro immediately following Boris Johnson’s victory in the UK General election. Brexit has, over the last three and a half years, been bad news for sterling, but the currency markets…