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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…

Spanish Christmas Traditions

Compared to the traditions that we follow in the UK, the Spanish do it a little bit different! From giant nativity scenes to the national lottery. Here are a few Spanish Christmas traditions that you should know about! This is probably…

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…

US Vape Backlash

The benefits of vaping have been questioned after US authorities have confirmed eight vape-related deaths and over 800 cases of lung disease. President Trump has pledged to ban flavoured e-cigarette products to protect youngsters, and…

Meaty Issue

Barbecue fans will have been heartened by the recent announcement by a group of scientists who claim that there is no strong evidence that red meat is bad for you. The findings have proved controversial, and it should be stressed that…

Reach Out And Help

"In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it." Christmas and charity go hand-in-hand, and on a small island such as Lanzarote that’s truer than ever.…

No Fleas Navidad!

Christmas is a time to welcome guests, but there are some uninvited visitors all pet owners can live without. Lanzarote vet Jane Burke gives us the lowdown on fleas. What a long, hot summer and autumn we've experienced this year. Long,…

Cinnamon Rolls

Warm or cold, these delicious pastries are a must-try for keen bakers. Whether they're to be eaten straight away, chilled for later on or frozen, Cinnamon Rolls are perfect for any occasion. I can't think of anything better, to start your morning,…

Pumpkin Pie

It's likely that you've never eaten Pumpkin Pie before. Being an American treat, it's often overlooked as a dish. However, by no means should it be ruled out of your cooking todo list! A fantastic little treat, especially with a dollop of whipped…

Honeycomb Toffee

Probably one of the most unique Toffees in the world, Honeycomb Toffee is delightfully crisp and light. Believed to have been invented in the 1940s, however it's origin and original recipe is unknown. This mysterious sweet is a real treat…