Karting Grand Prix

Go Karting San Bartolome A very good friend of ours turned 65 at the weekend, he decided to have a go karting grand prix in celebration of earning his bus pass! We’ve normally gone to the San Bartolomé kart circuit in Lanzarote but not since it had changed hands so it was interesting to go up and see if it was the same.

We booked the event for one of the hottest afternoons of the year, the temperature was reaching 40 degrees and the island on orange alert. This kart track is set up on the hillside in San Bartolomé, fortunately they have a large shaded terrace including a bar stocked with cold drinks and stunning views.

We were met by owner John Spinks who gave the racing team a briefing and they were off!

John writing the name tags Helmets on

Irene team orders Irene on the start line

At the start of each race Irene told the drivers which karts and what position they would be in on the starting grid so there was no fighting for the “fastest” kart as they’d all get a fair race.  read more »

Unicoles at Eurospar

Unicoles at Eurospar

To make the return to school even easier for parents in Lanzarote the Unicoles school uniform stall is open 9.30am to 7pm from Monday to Saturday at the main Eurospar supermarket in Arrecife. Anna and Rebecca are there to help you get the kids ready for the new term, they have a full stock of the uniform for the following schools in Lanzarote:

Vuelta al ColeCEIP Costa Teguise

CEIP César Manrique

CEIP San Bartolomé

CEIP Teguise

CEIP Virgen de los Volcanes

CEIP Los Geranios

CEO Argana

Unicoles also have the uniform available without logos so if your school isn’t listed above you can still buy white polo shirts, white trainers, school trousers, coloured cardigans and tracksuits. Also stocked are the baby overalls for all nursery schools on the island.  read more »

Rallye de Tierra de Lanzarote, 18-19th September 2010

Motor sports enthusiasts beware! The Canary Islands stage of the Rallye de Tierra comes to Lanzarote for an intense two day event on the 18th and 19th September 2010.

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There are 7 events in the Rallyes Tierra Campeonato de España 2010 calendar, two of them are in Lanzarote on consecutive days before the final stage in Coruña.

The full details of the course are being kept under wraps, only the total amount of kilometers are known together with the number of timed sections and that the event will be based in the municipality of Teguise. Six of the seven municipalities will be covered during the event, San Bartolomé did not want to participate.  read more »

Regulation on the sale of poison demanded by hunters

The Sociedad de Cazadores (society of hunters) in Lanzarote have asked for the sale of poison to be regulated. The request came when several dogs died in the municipality of Teguise last week after discovering the poison when out hunting rabbits. It was the same news this time last year when a number of hunting dogs died at the beginning of  the season.

Local residents are also angry at the decision to penalise dog owners for walking their pets along Famara beach and are asking where is it safe to walk their dogs if the hills have had poison laid down. The poison doesn’t just affect the dogs but local wildlife including the protected Houbara bird.

Please if you have dogs in Teguise, Nazaret and Famara avoid walking your dogs off the lead in these areas for the time being.  read more »

Laura Dekker in Lanzarote

Laura Dekker Laura Dekker is a 14 year old Dutch girl who is sailing solo around the world and she arrived at Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote on Thursday.

Laura has had a year long legal battle with the Dutch authorities, they placed a supervision order on her until she could convince them that she was old enough to embark on this two year journey to circumnavigate the world. Laura set sail from Gibraltar to start her solo voyage on the 21st August 2010 , she will be sailing solo but mooring in harbours along the way therefore her trip will be classed as assisted.

During the first leg Laura suffered with some sea sickness whilst she got into a rhythm with her new boat Guppy, she has enjoyed the peace and quiet after all the media attention prior to setting sail. Guppy is a 38ft Jeanneau Ginfizz Ketch which is a bit different from her 28ft Hurley 800 that she’s previously sailed. You can follow Laura’s adventures through her website Laura Dekker the following is an excerpt from the entry dated 25th August 2010:  read more »

Clubbin' Lanzarote, 27th - 29th August 2010

Here’s our guide to the Lanzarote nightlife events in the clubs and pubs around the island this weekend.

La Geria:

Rubarboos at El Chupadero  read more »

9 Lives Charity Night, Legends Playa Blanca, 30th August 2010

The Lanzarote charity 9 Lives was set up to improve conditions for feral cats living in the holiday complexes around the island of Lanzarote. The charity’s main priority is to set up cat cafés to care for the wild cats as well as their neuter and spay programme to reduce the number of unwanted kittens.

9 LIves

Legends_Karaoke_&_Wine_Bar

A Whacky Fun Night has been arranged for Monday 30th August 2010 to raise fund for the next neutering and campaign scheduled to take place in November. The event will be at Legends Karaoke & Wine Bar in C.C. Punta Limones, Playa Blanca and the fun starts at 6pm. Tickets have been priced at €5 and include a buffet. Expect whacky games such as pin the tail on the cat and deal or no deal together with a kiddies disco and karaoke.  read more »

Win a Wedding in Lanzarote! Playa Blanca, 1st October 2010

Win a wedding in Lanzarote

Are you looking to get married in Lanzarote? Organiza Bodas are holding a wedding exhibition for couples on the 1st October 2010 at the beautiful Marea Terraza in Playa Blanca. Places are limited to 100 couples and you must be able to provide the following information:

Name, email, telephone, municipality of residence, place of ceremony, date of wedding and number of guests

Organiza Bodas would like to help you organise your wedding and one lucky couple will win a wedding in Lanzarote.  read more »

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