Hello all. Well, it’s been a week, I tell ya. Our car started losing power and then righting itself and then losing power again and so on. As it’s still under warranty, we contacted the car dealership to get it fixed. We were told to bring it in on Tuesday – a week from when … More The Downside of Island Life & The (surprising) Upside
As part of our search for wineries, a Google search revealed Finca la Laja – Bodega Las Berrazales. It offers so much more than just vineyards and wine tasting, they also grow coffee and fruit trees underneath the vines. Intrigued, we took a trip to the North of Gran Canaria to see what it was … More Wine, Coffee and Fruit all on one Farm
Hello everybody. Things got quite interesting here last week. With summer approaching, a growing number of tourists are flocking to the Canaries and our apartment complex is home to quite a few vacation rentals. On Monday morning, I opened the door to my terrace at around 7:00 am, coffee and laptop in hand. Half of … More Our (temporary) Naked German Neighbour, Getting our NIE Number and Cats, Cats, Everywhere!
I didn’t find out about this until yesterday when our Moroccan friend ,who runs the clothing store, enlightened us. Maspalomas Gay Pride, which started in 2001, is one of Europe’s biggest and most-celebrated gay events, with tens of thousands of locals and tourists flocking to Gran Canaria each Spring. Maspalomas and Playa del Inglis is … More Maspalomas Pride By Freedom Event
We picked up our ‘company’ van on the 22nd. It needed a service, so we booked it into the mechanic for the 27th. In the meantime, I managed to break the rear window whilst trying to turn around in one of the many tiny spaces in our apartment complex. Like many of the buildings in … More A Trip to the Hospital, Another (Small) Accident), Lovely San Agustin & an Anniversary
Pico de las Nieves is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.942m (6,371ft) above the sea level, located in the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. It’s the highest peak of the island. The name means ‘peak of snows’ in Spanish and refers to the fact that several pools (neveras in Spanish) … More High Above the Clouds – Pico de las Nieves & a Farmer’s Market
It’s been just over 3 weeks since we arrived In Gran Canaria and we love it here. But, as with any new country, there are some differences. The windows open inwards This actually makes sense because, anybody walking past on the outside, won’t hurt themselves by walking into an open window. 90% of the houses … More Life So Far and a Small Accident!
Hello lovely readers. In my last post, I mentioned that we had gone in search of a winery in San Bartolome de Tirajanas, with no luck. So we headed home and Michael did some more research, only to discover that we’d passed the winery several times in our travels! Uuggh. Back we went the next … More Bodega Las Tirajanas
For those of you who don’t know, we’re here to start, and run, a tour guide business with my son, David. So the first thing we need to do is familiarize ourselves with the area and find routes that we think would interest our guests, and last week we did just that. From our little … More A Day Trip to the Hills
We finally got the house empty after many trips to the donation centre and the dump. On the last night, we were eating off a tiny side table and sleeping with just our mattress on the floor! All packed up and ready to go. It’s hard to believe that our whole life now fits into … More We’re Here!