Hello lovely readers. Last Friday we decided to take a trip to Aguimes. I’d heard it was a pretty town and I wanted to see for myself, so we headed out at around lunchtime. Our goal was to head to the historic quarter to the Parish Temple of San Sebastian, a stone building with a … More A Trip to Aguimes – Part 1
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 A Trip to a Wine, Coffee and Fruit 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!
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 A Trip up to Pico de las Nieves
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. All 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 … More Life So Far and a Small Accident!
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!
Hello lovely readers. If you’ve been following this Blog, you’ll know about my passport nightmare. If not, you can catch up here and here. As of March 16th, still no Citizenship Certificate despite my MP’s office sending 2 emails both with no response. I politely email her back and suggest that maybe it’s time for … More Passport Saga – The Finale. Spring Weather and on the Home Stretch Now
Well, the saga continues. 😦 As of yesterday, still no sign of my citizenship certificate. I’m now beyond belief. Another phone call to the passport office. This time, I get up at 5:30 am (they’re 2 hours ahead of me) so that I can perhaps be one of the first in line. The recording tells … More Our Move to Gran Canaria-Passport Saga – Part 2