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Travel Man’s Richard Ayoade discovers Tenerife’s natural beauty

Travel Man’s Richard Ayoade discovers Tenerife’s natural beauty

‘Travel Man: 48 hours in Tenerife’ airs this evening (March 27) at 8.30pm on Channel 4. Travel Man’s Richard Ayoade discovers Tenerife’s natural beauty…

The only way is… Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel!

The only way is… Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel! A luxury 5 star beachfront property in Tenerife has been chosen as the base for TOWIE cast…

Playa Blanca ballerina wins scholarship

Big news for a little girl this week as an 8-year-old Playa Blanca ballerina has won a sholarship at a dance school in Ireland.…

Adeje council condemns dog fighting

Following on the news that has emerged this week of the existence of illegal dog fighting taking place in Güímar, this council wishes to express…

PSOE seeks 75 per cent subsidy on flights

A representative from La Gomera PSOE (Socialist Party) has asked the Spanish government to increase the 50 per cent subsidy for air travel that certain…

Garachico port improvements

A group of Tenerife businessmen have put forward a set of Garachico port improvements to build missing facilities including commercial and service buildings.…

Lanzarote Feria de Tapas a success again

Lanzarote Feria de Tapas a success again

Councillor for Tourism in Arrecife in Lanzarote, Rafael Juan González, has declared the Lanzarote  Feria…

La Palma island popular with TV crews in March 2017

La Palma island popular with TV crews in March 2017

Television crews from three channels are proving La Palma island popular. One Spanish, one Dutch…

San Sebastian Carnival 2017

San Sebastian Carnival 2017

San Sebastian Carnival 2017 on La Gomera in the Canary Islands is already in full…

Maspalomas carnival 2017

Maspalomas carnival 2017

Later this week, Maspalomas carnival 2017 starts in the town of its namesake in Gran…

Corralejo harbour goes digital

Corralejo harbour goes digital

Corralejo harbour has firmly entered the diigital age with a brand new infopoint for visitors.…

Carnival in Valverde in El Hierro

Carnival in Valverde in El Hierro

The ayuntamiento has unveiled the poster for the carnival in Valverde in El Hierro, Canary…

International Women’s Day in Almeria

International Women’s Day in Almeria

Join the Dames in Spain and celebrate International Women’s Day in Almeria by heading to…

Food and Drink in Spain / Easy Spanish Recipes View all

Albondigas recipe version 1

Albondigas recipe version 1

Albondigas are Spanish meatballs, often served as tapas, and usually smothered in a tasty tomato sauce. I like to spice mine…

Chorizo Soup

Chorizo Soup

This warming chorizo soup recipe is fabulous as a quick lunch… or if you thicken it slightly, it works well over…

Easy Paella recipe

Easy Paella recipe

There are so many different variations on this Spanish dish – but this easy paella recipe will help you if you’re…

Easy and Tasty Churros Recipe

Easy and Tasty Churros Recipe

I’ve been hunting about for a nice easy recipe for churros…. and last week we found one. It comes courtesy of…

Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Barbecue Sauce Recipe

There are so many marinades that you can baste your meat and vegetables with… but here I am giving you what is probably the simplest marinade or dressing of all…

Recipes from the Canary Islands

Recipes from the Canary Islands

Here we bring you our favourite recipes from the Canary Islands. All the recipes are suitable for vegetarians, and some for vegans too.…

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Ssshhh… don’t tell Alan!

Ssshhh… don’t tell Alan!

Ssshhh… don’t tell Alan! He’s away in England at the moment, caring for an elderly family member. I felt it was about time we gave…

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We’re not lucky to live in Spain

America First. Spain Second! VIDEO

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Learning Spanish View all

The Spain Buddy Spanish language survey results

The Spain Buddy Spanish language survey results

A couple of weeks ago we posed this question to readers of our website “How good…

Shops and shopping View all

Spend and exchange £ and € easily with a Revolut card!

Spend and exchange £ and € easily with a Revolut card!

Having recently been introduced to the Revolut card and app we can’t sing its praises highly…

Paperwork in Spain View all

No excuses for benefit fraud

No excuses for benefit fraud

A Briton who lived in Mazarrón, in southwest Spain, and claimed that being penniless and homeless…

Latest holiday rental View all

No 9 – Two bedroom modern townhouse in Palomares, Costa Almeria

No 9 – Two bedroom modern townhouse in Palomares, Costa Almeria

Our lovely townhouse is in the village of Palomares, on the Costa Almeria. The area is…