Wildflowers in Lanzarote

With the unusual amount of rain that we had in October this year, the landscape has been transformed into fields of yellow, white and blue in the last couple of weeks. This photo (click link) www.lanzaroteinformation.com/content/wild-flowers-lanzarote shows a field full of margarita daisies, you could be mistaken for thinking that you are walking through an english meadow.  read more »

Illegal Immigrants

Walking our dog on the beach at Matagorda early one morning we were faced with the reality of illegal immigration. Pulled up on the beach was a small wooden-hulled rowing boat which had obviously deposited it's cargo the previous night, although as yet it is not apparent how many people in the party made it safely ashore.  read more »

Christmas Spanish

Feliz Año Nuevo & Happy New Year

Feliz Navidad - Merry Christmas

Feliz Año Nuevo - Happy New Year - not to be confused with ......

Feliz Ano Nuevo - which means Happy New Anus! Make sure you say the ñ so anyo not ano when pronouncing it!

Spanish Flag

Spanish Flag

Canarian Flag

Canarian Flag

The Blue House, Casa Juanita, Arrieta, Lanzarote

The Blue House, Casa Juanita, Arrieta, Lanzarote

This curious house right on the seafront in Arrieta has a sad history, built out of love for a little girl.  read more »

Doctors Appointments in Lanzarote

Once you have registered with your local doctor, to make an appointment it's best to call the central service on 012, they will take your name and telephone contact details and give you a time to visit the local surgery. If you prefer you can make an appointment online Cita Previa you need to enter your CIP code from your medical card.

Please note, if you need urgent medical attention, call 112.

If you are not a pensioner with entitlement to medical care or paying seguridad social you will not receive local medical care at a centro salud, you will need to pay for a private clinic / hospital or use your European Health Card for an emergency visit to the hospital.  read more »

Christmas in Lanzarote

Christmas in Lanzarote isn't nearly so commercial as in many Northern European countries. Overall it remains a time for families to enjoy each other's company, as opposed to a retail fest with hundreds of expensive presents.  read more »

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