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The Garden Experience

When we think about buying gifts for a gardener, we usually end up plumping for a flower or a tree in a pot. Of course, no serious gardener will turn down a plant, but there are other ideas that would thrill your green-fingered friend or family.…

The Asking Price

Only 10 percent of properties sold in Spain go for the original asking price, according to new figures. It’s a stark contrast with the USA, where more than 35 per cent of properties go for the price asked. “It’s almost standard…

Foreign Interest

If you want to get an idea of where foreign buyers prefer to set up home in Spain, a map produced by the Spanish Society of Registrars provides a good starting point. 16,209 homes in Spain were bought by foreign buyers in the second quarter…

Lanzarote Christmas Gifts

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The build up to Christmas can be daunting. Deciding what presents to get is half the equation, but finding the right present is a massive task. Here on Lanzarote, there are many local craftsman and artisan stalls, so why not have a wander and…

When do the decoration go up?

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It's the age-old debate. When do the decorations go up? Everyone has their own opinion, some start in November, some start on December 1st and some don't put them up until the day before Christmas! But who's right? The famed Christmas…

Stay Cosy This Christmas

We have the luxury of living in 24/7 good weather, and those who have become accustomed to the climate think that anything under 20°C is borderline jumper weather. Here’s some tips to make your home cosy on cool winter nights in Lanzarote. I…