Tag: Canary Islands

Square Eyed

Spain is television crazy, with average figures showing that people watch TV for 226 minutes a day, putting it in one of the highest viewing brackets in the world. Figures from Kantar Media say that the Costa Blanca and the Valencia region are the hotbed for viewing, with the largest amount in Spain, clocking in

ISLAND PRIDE

Visitors to the Canary Island of Gran Canaria may be forgiven for thinking that it is a non-stop party island. The recent successful vote in Ireland for equal marriage, the Eurovision Song Contest and Maspalomas Pride have created an atmosphere of one …

OPEN WIDE!

I received an invitation to visit the dentist today. Nothing unusual in that maybe, since I seem to have had a rapid succession of appointments with the dentist since that unfortunate incident with a peanut and excessive turbulence on an internal fligh…

GO ON, UNZIP A BANANA!

I was chatting to a banana grower friend the other day. He was very concerned, because the banana growers of the Canary Islands have recently threatened industrial action.
They feel undervalued and underpaid, and they are concerned that with cheaper i…

OIL SLICKS, TURTLES AND LIES

During the last week or so, one major news story has hit the headlines and dominated the airwaves in the Canary Islands. It has led to fiery exchanges between politicians and environmentalists, with some evidence that a ‘massaged’ account of events was…

OIL SLICKS, TURTLES AND LIES

During the last week or so, one major news story has hit the headlines and dominated the airwaves in the Canary Islands. It has led to fiery exchanges between politicians and environmentalists, with some evidence that a ‘massaged’ account of events was…

TRAVELLING BACK IN TIME

Visitors often forget that there is much more to the island of Gran Canaria than sunshine and beautiful beaches.
Brits, Germans and Scandinavians flock to the Canary Islands in search of the sunshine and warmth that they have been missing during the …

SUNSHINE, CACTUS AND ROSES

I had an interesting email from Joyce, a newly arrived expat, this week. Although I am often asked about issues relating to living and working in Spain and the Canary Islands, this question was unusual in that it asked me about gardening.
Joyce and h…

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