Living in Tenerife

The British expats that already live in Tenerife all have their own tale to tell. Some have retired to enjoy a relaxing time in the sun, other arrive with young kids ready to start a new life. Many of the challenges they face are the same. The rigmarole of dealing with the city councils, getting registered at a clinic, opening a bank account and so on.

Other tasks or decisions are more personal. Should you send your kids to a Spanish state school? How to find a job? Why on earth is it so difficult to find an affordable long-term rent?

The Fuglies Through Fresh Eyes

In an article titled , "Unas esculturas de bañistas en Tenerife disfrutan permanentemente del buen clima" in Mundiario,  writer Francisco Puñal Suárez is tickled with the humorous nature of the water feature in Costa Del Silencio. He is delighted with the sculpture of...

Ten Reasons to Move to Tenerife

10 Reasons to Move to Tenerife After a Tenerife holiday many people wonder what it would be like to live here.  They start dreaming about buying a property and opening a little bar or retiring to enjoy their autumn years relaxing in the sun. Quite frequently it seems...

Complex Management by Committee

When people first move to Tenerife and rent in a complex or buy property which is contained within a complex, they can sometimes find that the community management is a little ... well ... complicated. Take my neighbour, for example.  When she and her husband moved...

Good Luck with El Gordo!

Good Luck with El Gordo Wherever you are in Tenerife on the 22nd of December, you will most likely be within earshot of a radio. If you have a good ear for Spanish you'll hear five figure numbers being sung out by one child followed by another singing 'Mil Eeeeuro'....