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The Rojillos extend their unbeaten home run to a mighty 30 games but again it needed a late goal to keep that record intact.

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What a day to watch a football match with a pleasant sunny sky and temperatures topping 24 degrees just a few days before Christmas. To all the holidaymakers that I spoke to, watching a game of footy in shorts and a T shirt and grabbing a beer from the bar for one Euro life could hardly get better.

The first chance of the match fell to British boy Louis Kennedy, a super cross from the right in the 7th minute found the winger but unfortunately his diving header from 6 yards was inches wide of the target with the goal at his mercy.

The Tenerife side certainly didn’t arrive in Lanzarote to sit back and enjoy the sun; they looked dangerous on the counter attack and in the  read more »

Whats on in Lanzarote: February 2016

It’s Carnival time in Lanzarote, for more information about these parades and fancy dress themes please read our article: Carnival Lanzarote 2016

1-10th February: Arrecife Carnival

Carnaval Arrecife 2016

More info: Carnival Lanzarote 2016

Quemao Class

The Quemao Class surf event has a period of waiting from the 8th January to 31st March 2016, when conditions are right this surfing and bodyboard competition will take place in La Santa.

2nd February: Manolo Vieira

Manolo Vieira

Manolo Vieira will be performing at the Terrero de Lucha in Tías on the 2nd February at 20:30. Tickets €5.

5-7th February: LADS Pantomime

LADS Pantomime

The Lanzarote Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing their panto “Alice’s Magical Tiara” in Costa Teguise. More info: lads-pantomime

6-9th February: Festival Internacional de Música de Canarias

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The last 3 concerts of the 32FIMC programme for Lanzarote will be performed during the 6-9th February. More info: canary-islands-international-music-festival-2016

6th February: Timanfaya Triathlon

Timanfaya Triathlon

The 4th edition of the sprint distance Timanfaya Triathlon takes place in the town centre of Playa Blanca on the 6th February.  read more »

Spanish General Election 2015

The general election took place on Sunday, and despite the closeness to Christmas, turnout was high at 71%

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Key  read more »

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Bodega Vulcano de Lanzarote

Bodega Vulcano de Lanzarote is a boutique winery situated in the centre of Tías.

Boutique Bodega Vulcano

Vulcano is fairly new to the wine industry, they’re only six years old, however this family have a passion for Lanzarote wine and a desire to shake things up a bit! It’s unusual to find a bodega in an urban location, their stylish boutique winery can be found just off the Avenida Central in the heart of Tías. We met Nereida last week during our annual bodega hopping trip to taste the new wines of Lanzarote, where we had an opportunity to ask some questions about their winery.

Wine tasting with Nereida at Bodega Vulcano

We discovered that the family all live in and around the municipality of Tías, which is why it was important to locate their bodega in their local area. The family started producing wine in 2009, in their first year they produced 7,000 bottles of wine, this year Bodega Vulcano have produced 100,000 bottles. At first the family wanted to play it safe, producing typical wines that Lanzaroteños liked to drink, then they started developing their own style and taste.

In 2015 Vulcano’s project was to open their  read more »

New Food Hall In Marina Lanzarote - Mercado de Naos

It used to be called the Pepa Food Market, but Marina Lanzarote has now re-opened the eating area upstairs, with plenty of improvements, and it’s now called Mercado de Naos.

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The big news is that the whole area is now glassed-in, so it still has amazing views to The Marina in one direction and the cruise ship berths in the other. There’s more comfortable seating all around, and there are still fabulous foods to try!

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Modern Jive Classes In Lanzarote

How would you like to learn a new social skill in Lanzarote? Modern jive is a fusion of jive and salsa and is the easiest partner dance you could ever learn because of the simplified footwork.

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Modern jive dance tuition and practice is now available at Sun Park Living in Playa Blanca. This unique venue hosts classes with English speaking dance teachers for residents and non-residents alike.

The beginner class starts at 8pm every Wednesday in the Marigold Bar.  read more »

Celebrate New Year's Eve At Amura In Puerto Calero

Amura are having a 70’s and 80’s party night to help say good bye to 2015.

Amura

They have:

  • The best party 70’s and 80’s disco on the island
  • Live chimes at midnight
  • A Cotillon (a huge party bag with presents)
  • 12 lucky grapes for everyone to eat at midnight
  • Fireworks
  • Starts at 2230 and finishes at 0500

The price is €30 per person, which includes two drinks and there is a bus service back to Puerto del Carmen departing at 0230,0330 and 0430.  read more »

Discover the secrets to a happy life in Spain

British Embassy news release: Discover the secrets to a happy life in Spain - new survey on value of integration

Ambassador urges British residents to follow the example of those who are most content

Some of the secrets to happy living in Spain are revealed in a new survey by the British Embassy on how expatriates adjust to a life in the sun.

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Integration into the Spanish way of life is the key, the survey reveals. More than half of the British residents who responded say they speak Spanish regularly with friends and neighbours, enjoy Spanish food, use the Spanish healthcare system and employ Spanish tradespeople.  The adjective ‘happy’ is the word that they most commonly use to describe their lives in Spain, followed by ‘relaxed’ and ‘content’.

But some Brits admit to getting by without learning Spanish or registering on the padrón, and fail to make Spanish friends or keep up with Spanish news and politics, all things that appear to help others get more out of living in Spain.

Almost 1600 people responded to the British Embassy’s ‘Integrometer’ online survey into levels of resident integration.  Two-thirds live in  read more »

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