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Hot dogs & Cool cats

Lanzarote's hotter than ever, and your animals feel the heat just as much as you do. Here's how to help them through August. This year we’ve already had a handful of calimas and yellow alerts for heat. It comes with the territory,…

Octopus & Potato Salad

A hugely satisfying Italian recipe that's perfect for a scorching August day. The only important thing is that the ingredients are of the highest quality. Ingredients:- 1 kg octopus- 1 carrot (chopped)- 1 stalk celery (chopped)- 1/2…

Palm Worship

The Canarian palm tree (Phoenix Canariensis) is not only the official emblem of the Canary Islands, it’s an unofficial symbol of subtropical leisure and beauty for the millions of visitors to the islands. Although Canarian palms are…

Living in a box

On Lanzarote, most of us live in boxes. And whether we have the whole box to ourselves, or just live in a box-shaped compartment, we’ll need to work out how our box faces the outside world. Traditional Canarian villas aren’t usually…

Tax relief on rentals?

High-ranking officials in Spain‘s Tax Office are considering temporary tax breaks for holiday homeowners who can’t use their properties due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, according to reports in the Spanish media. First published…

Still Dreaming The Dreams

Despite viruses, quarantine, Brexit and the economy, estate agents are reporting a surge in online searches for overseas properties as locked-down Britons rethink where they want to live - or are they just dreaming? First published in…

Call the Professionals

As Lanzarote climbs back to its feet after the lockdown, it‘s becoming increasingly clear that villa rentals are going to be an important aspect of the tourist sector in the near future. If you want to capitalise on this unique opportunity,…

Gloriously Useless

The recent trends for minimalism, anti-clutter and practical living mean that we are increasingly surrounded by stripped-down spaces where everything has a vital purpose. So why do we still feel the urge to celebrate the purely ornamental? If…

Go Canaries!

There are six more Canary Islands to discover apart from Lanzarote and La Graciosa, and local authorities are giving interisland tourism a real push this summer while they wait for foreign tourists to come back later in the summer. With flights…

Summer Salads

Crunch, fragrance, flavour, colour and texture…on a scorching hot day on Lanzarote, the perfect summer salad should involve all five of our senses. Sight Presentation is all-important for a summer dish that's best served in…