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The Secret Of The Siesta

The siesta is a Spanish institution, which sadly is beginning to die out. It originally came about as a way for workers to get out of the sun during the hottest part of the day – long before air conditioning was widespread. The idea was to split the working day into a morning session, have a big lunch and a siesta, and then work later into the cool evening before enjoying a light supper prior to heading to bed.

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So what’s the secret to making it work?

The mistake many people make when trying out a siesta is to actually go to bed for a couple of hours. That  just confuses the body’s sleep rhythms and you’ll end up all over the place. The best regenerative sleep actually occurs during a 20 to 30 minute nap. Many famous world leaders, including Winston Churchill, have been “nappers.” Even search engine giant Google recognises this, and puts “Nap rooms” into many of its offices.

Based on this, and after years of trial and error, I’ve come up with the perfect siesta recipe!  read more »

  • Break for lunch at around 1PM
  • Have a decent, but not a huge lunch, and even enjoy a glass of wine or beer with it, unless you are planning to drive later in the day
  • Head for the couch with your current book and read a few chapters for half an hour as your food goes down

Villa Holidays In Lanzarote

Villa holidays in Lanzarote are becoming increasingly popular in recent years, and for larger groups or families, they can offer exceptional value for money.

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Typically villas will offer:  read more »

  • Private swimming pools
  • Lots of private outdoor space

Help for foreign residents to register for voting in Tias

The Socialist Party headquarters in Tías will open on Tuesdays during December to help foreign citizens register on the electoral roll.

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Municipal elections take place across Spain on the 24th of May 2015. As a foreign citizen you can exercise your right to vote for your local mayor, you must be aged over 18 on the election date and be registered on the electoral roll before the deadline of the 30th December 2014.

The PSOE headquarters will be open from 17:00 – 19:00 every Tuesday which started this week on the 2nd and continues throughout December on the 9th, 16th & 23rd.

European Union citizens need only to register on the electoral roll, Norwegian citizens must have a  read more »

Inauguration of the Arrecife History Museum

The Museo de Historia in the Castillo de San Gabriel in Arrecife will open to the public on the 10th December at 20:00.

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The opening ceremony includes an unveiling of a commemorative plaque and a musical performance on the esplanade in front of the castle. Paulino Rivero, the President of the Canary Islands, Pedro San Ginés, the President of Lanzarote and Manuel Fajardo, the Mayor of Arrecife are expected to attend the inauguration.

Entry will be free of charge for an initial period from the  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 5th to 7th December 2014

It’s a long bank holiday weekend in Spain as we celebrate the Spanish Constitution on the 6th and the Immaculate Conception on the 8th of December.

 

Puerto del Carmen:

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Restaurante DER on Avda. Juan Carlos I in Puerto del Carmen are holding a Argentinian Food & Wine Pairing event on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th of December. Chef & sommelier Gabriel Zeballos from La Cava Privada in Las Palmas will be preparing the above tasting menu.

The wines included in the menu priced at €45 per person are A Besos de Vino Tinto Selección, B Valdelana Tinto Joven, C Murviedro Syrah, D Agnus de Autor & E Estrella Frizzante Blanco.

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DJ Hassan & DJ Pedro Diaz will be spinning the tunes at  read more »

Windmill Restoration at the Cactus Garden

The Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism at the Cabildo de Lanzarote have undertaken to restore the Molino at the Jardín de Cactus.

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Restoration work to repair the wooden structure and gearing of the windmill began on the 22nd of October, this project was expected to take around two months and is expected to complete in the middle of December.

The work is being completed by Juan Agustín Padrón, a well known cabinetmaker and carpenter, who has already demonstrated his expertise in this kind of work at the gofio windmills in Mogán, Gran Canaria. Padrón was a student and apprentice of the grand master craftsman Domingo Abreut, they worked together on the restoration of the molino de Tiagua in 1982 as well as various other rehabilitation and construction of windmills on the island.

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Technicians determined during their preliminary assessment that it was necessary to replace the rafters of the roof and blades due to  read more »

Lanzarote Information Reader Awards 2014 - Best Restaurant

You voted Jester’s in Costa Teguise as your favourite bar in Lanzarote, and now its time to vote for your favourite restaurant.

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As before, this short list is based on the top ones from the vote we did with our 23,000 Facebook readers in the summer.  read more »

Lanzarote Holiday Offers - Costa Calero Hotel

We’ve stayed in the Costa Calero and enjoyed their wonderful spa on many occasions. The four star Costa Calero is situated very close to the fabulous marina at Puerto Calero, and features 28,000 square metres of tropical gardens, four swimming pools, an amazing Thalasso spa and top quality cuisine.

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The hotel has just been voted 2nd best all inclusive hotel in all of Spain on TripAdvisor!

The rooms are all decorated and appointed to a very high standard, and rooms are available with either a garden / pool view or a sea view. Additionally, there are luxury suites available, all with a sea view. There are a limited number of family rooms, which get booked up very quickly. One of the things we love about the Costa Calero is that despite being a large hotel, there are so many places to relax with privacy – everywhere around the gardens,  read more »

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