Things We Liked, and Didn’t Like, about Gran Canaria

Well, it’s almost time to leave this beautiful island (we fly out on Wednesday) and move on to Belize. For those of you who aren’t familiar with our move to Gran Canaria, and why we’re leaving, you can find those posts here and here. There are always going to be pros and cons wherever we … More Things We Liked, and Didn’t Like, about Gran Canaria

Taking Care of Business: Residency Paperwork, Our Car Back from Repair & A Houseguest

Hello all. While our car was getting fixed (you can read about that post here), we rented a car – a lovely Peugeot 3008. This vehicle did everything but steer for us and, quite frankly, it became a bit of nag. If we changed lanes without signalling – ding ding! If we parked too close … More Taking Care of Business: Residency Paperwork, Our Car Back from Repair & A Houseguest

Our (temporary) Naked German Neighbour, Getting our NIE Number and Cats, Cats, Everywhere!

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!

A Trip to the Hospital, Another (Small) Accident), Lovely San Agustin & an Anniversary

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

High Above the Clouds – Pico de las Nieves & a Farmer’s Market

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

We’re Here!

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!