Debbie's 60th Birthday Party

Debbie’s 60th Birthday Party

Debbie turned 60 this month, and her daughter Amanda and I have spent months planning a surprise party for her. Actually it was mostly Amanda’s work, she is an excellent planner and has a lot of great ideas, something which I all too often lack. In addition, with work being […]

Lanzarote Vineyards and Wineries: Bodega Antonio Suarez

Lanzarote in February (part six) Vineyards and Wineries

Lanzarote has a lot of vineyards and wineries, despite it having a very arid climate, and the vineyards in Lanzarote actually produce some excellent wines. Wine production in Lanzarote is nothing new, the inhabitants have been producing wine on the island for centuries. The current oldest winery, El Grifo, dates […]

Rich and Fiona's Wedding

A Lovely Day For A Wedding

Saturday was a lovely day for a wedding, as we saw Debbie’s son Rich get married to the love of his life Fiona. It was an outdoor wedding, and even in June you can’t rely on the weather co-operating, but this time it did, and the weather was practically perfect. […]

Lanzarote in February (part five) Timanfaya

No visit to the island of Lanzarote would be complete without a trip to Timanfaya National Park, appropriately known as Fire Mountains”. Here you can experience the power of thermal activity underground, as well as take a ride on a camel.

Lanzarote in February (part four) Teguise

The Market Town of Teguise The small market town of Teguise is located in the central northeast of the island of Lanzarote. It is very quaint with some lovely old buildings, and the centre of the town has been made pedestrian only. This was obviously done to allow for the […]

Famara Beach Lanzarote

Lanzarote in February (part three) Famara Beach

Famara Beach – a paradise for surfers Famara beach on the north coast of Lanzarote is exposed to the winds of the Atlantic Ocean, which makes it often very windy, with large waves rolling in, and it’s therefore excellent for surfing or kiteboarding.When we were there the wind was fairly […]

Growing grape vines on the island of Lanzarote

Lanzarote in February (part two) Where Is Lanzarote?

Where In The World Is Lanzarote? Before I continue relating the details of our visit to Lanzarote any further, I wonder how much you as a visitor to this site know about Lanzarote. If you are from the UK or other parts of Western Europe, then you have most likely […]

Lanzarote - Vines growing in the lava fields

Lanzarote in February (part one) An Escape To The Sun

Lanzarote – An Escape To The Sun We chose Lanzarote as our destination for half term week in February 2018. It was an opportunity for us to get away from the gloomy weather that we have been having in the UK. There have been so many cold, wet and windy […]

I Have Got The Pre-Holiday Blues

Debbie and I are going away next week for a short break, and as sometimes happens right before a holiday, I have got the pre-holiday blues. A few months ago, Debbie thought that it would be nice if we could get away to somewhere warm during February half term. With […]

A Great Travel Blog That You May Enjoy

A friend of mine from the gym at David Lloyd has a great travel blog that you may enjoy reading. Ian retired just over a year ago, and since then he and his wife Jane have been on a number of road trips around Europe, as well as around the […]