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San Juan

San Juan

It´s party time in the north of Lanzarote, especially in Haría the capital where the parties start this week and go on for two weeks. Veteran football matches, old folks bowling, free Canarian-style food for all, including fine local wines of course, music of all persuasions, dancing, rocking or just chatting to our neighbours (who… Continue

The wonderful game – a Cricket blog

The wonderful game – a Cricket blog

A totally off-message blog as the new cricket season bursts into life with Twenty-20, one-dayers and Test matches, too much? NOPE! No actual cricket is played up here in north Lanzarote, Haría, Maguez, Arrieta etc, but historians hint that there was once a game played between some English ex-pats and some holidaying Spanish. There is… Continue

WiFi in the square

WiFi in the square

Haría joins the brave new world! As the popularity of Haría continues to grow, due to its exquisite beauty, peace and tranquility, the council has recognised the need to install WiFi for easy use by its growing groups of discerning tourists. The numbers of hikers passing through the north of the island, Haría, Maguez, Arrieta… Continue

Springtime in northern Lanzarote

Springtime in northern Lanzarote

Some say the best time of year and that is difficult to dispute. After a winter of the odd cold spell but mostly sunny, warm and gentle, March and April have had some heatwaves. This is due to the occasional visit from the Calima winds from Africa, just up the road, 70 miles away over… Continue

Poppy time in Lanzarote

Poppy time in Lanzarote

Spring has sprung up here in north Lanzarote, how do we know……poppies. From nowhere these fragile beauties raise their heads and wave, there are prettier sites of course (subjective), but this is one of my favourites, I guess because it´s confirmed spring is just around the quino. All due to the tourists´ enemy, a drop… Continue

El Lago

El Lago

This restaurant on the cusp of Arrieta and Punta Mujeres in the north of Lanzarote has long been a favourite of ours. Yet somehow Marco, the head of everything has improved the service, the cleanliness, the efficiency and the food. Quite often over a period of time restaurants dip just a little bit but El… Continue

Very happy customer

Very happy customer

My dear wife is overjoyed with our lovely new stone fish. Thank you Aurelio! And a happy new year to everyone from Real Lanzarote! Continue

Aurelio

Aurelio

Art is a subjective emotion and many Europeans come to Lanzarote boasting creative skills from their homelands but the reality often is, their talent is ordinary and they hope to stand out on this little island to make a living or… become famous   I have been lucky enough to have worked with many supremely talented… Continue

CESAR, THE HERO

CESAR, THE HERO

Coming home from a two-day holiday on Tenerife last week, we were struck (again) by the wonderful influence Cesar Manrique has had on Lanzarote, especially in the north of the island and Haría in particular. Tenerife is a beautiful island with astonishing variety but, in the recently-developed parts of the island, the mish-mash approach to… Continue

Aquilino the potter

Aquilino the potter

The Canary Islands have a rich tradition in pottery, which dates back to the times of the guanches, the original inhabitants of the islands. Today, a local man has dedicated most of his life to keeping the tradition alive in his workshop in Haría. His name is Aquilino, he’s full of life, a bit crazy… Continue

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