Living

Poetry Corner

Local poet John Leppard started thinking about time during the lockdown. Here's the result: Time Time can be a lifespan, or a number on a clock,It can also be a sentence for a prisoner in the dock.Time passes by so swiftly, when…

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…