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The Superstitious Expat

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Here we go again, another Friday 13th. I really am fed up with reading what all the doom mongers have to say about the...

Animals Need Our Help Too

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It has been a distressing week in Gran Canaria. A major fire broke out in the heavily forested centre of the island, which is...

The Korean Factor

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It was a pleasant surprise this week to read that the Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is visiting South Korea to exchange...

Who Loves a Party?

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Newly arrived expats living in Spain and the Canary Islands will quickly learn that expat lives are punctuated with fiestas to celebrate the life...

When is a Pirate Not a Pirate?

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Many commentators will agree that since the vote for the UK to leave the European Union, the views of the general population have become...

“NO HIGHER THAN A PALM TREE”

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A recent report that the London’s Shard still has ten exclusive apartments that remain unsold, at a mere £50 million each, did not come...

LIVING IN CAVES

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“Top 20 Caves to Rent in the Canary Islands” screams one advertisement, followed by “Hundreds of Cave Homes to Buy in the Canary Islands”...

MUMMY’S TEETH

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The recent decision of the Canary Islands’ Government to impose a tax on sugar-based food and drinks purchased in the Canary Islands is a...

WHAT ARE THE BRITISH WELL KNOWN FOR?

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The British used to be well known across the world for Shakespeare, Princess Diana and cricket. We like to be known for our infamous...

THIS CRUEL SEA

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It is true that less tourists return home alive than have set off for their holiday in the Canary Islands. This disturbing fact is...

MORE TRICKERY BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY

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Several weeks ago, I wrote an article about some of the insurance companies in Spain pressuring, and using what many would see as underhand...

SUGAR IS SO TAXING

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I was shocked to read this week that the most obese children in the world are in the United States of America, Mexico and...

TAKING THE ‘BRIT’ OUT OF BRITAIN

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Like many expats, I completed and posted my voting form for the UK General Election yesterday. In some ways, it was a significant moment,...

“LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO STUFF A MUSHROOM”

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I often think of that throwaway and impatient comment by the author, Shirley Conran, that “life’s too short to stuff a mushroom”. It is...

INFLATIONARY GIN

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It is strange how fashion works, with what is ‘in’ and what is ‘out’ endlessly changing on what often seems like a whim. However,...

NO SMILING PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH!

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I’m sure that we have all heard of the British ‘Stiff Upper Lip’, but until recent experiences when attempting to renew my passport I...

THE PERPETUAL KNIFE SHARPENER

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I always admire people who get off their backsides and do something worthwhile with their lives. People, who have an idea, recognise a niche...

THE MYSTERIOUS ELECTRICAL POWER SURGE

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Over the years that I have been writing ‘Letters from the Atlantic’, it has become something of a two-way exchange of views, and I...