Where did the summer go?

Where did the summer go?

Natural spectacle or disaster - or both!

Clio and Janet hear from Barbara Belt, who is in La Palma, with her 'on the ground' report close to where the volcano is erupting....and discuss science, safety, and what might happen next- 

"Don't pee on the stick"! Canary Cast takes the test

Janet and Clio discuss the latest restrictions coming into force in Tenerife today, updates (or lack of them) on travel to the UK if you've been jabbed here, and now that you can buy an antigen test in a pharmacy here they try to explain just how to do the test at home - don't pe ...  Show more

The three degrees? Vaccines, travel, tourism!

Janet and Clio are joined by Diana McGowan who has blogged recently about the difficulties in trying to travel to the UK when fully vaccinated if the vaccines were administered here, not there!  The three also talk about the state of play here in the islands, the need to change t ...  Show more

Fingers crossed for Freedom day!

Janet and Clio are back after a short break, comparing the opening up of England with new restrictions on movement here in Tenerife - and both hoping against hope that the English decision to pretty much lift all blocks on freedom of movement within the UK wont' backfire - if it ...  Show more

Ladies in waiting!

Today Anne Hernandez joins Janet - the two with MBE's about to be presented to them - and Clio, without a medal to her name!  The chat is, not surprisingly, Brexit-related, with some asides, and a bit of background. Hope you enjoy listening.  

No words - Anna and Olivia, the saddest news

Today we couldn't ignore the domestic violence case that has made international headlines - Anna (1) and Olivia (6), missing from their home in Tenerife, since their father took them and told their mother she would never see them again, on April 27th. Last last week the body of O ...  Show more

Traditions and teens - but not in that order

Janet and Clio try to give the teens a bit of a break - and then meander into a chat about local traditional fiestas, whether there will be any this year, and how things are changing for ever, slightly or a lot, but change is a good thing, generally, right? 

Tax, vax and the Vietnamindian take-away

No musical interludes today, Janet and Clio stick to chat, about tax, vaccines and travel, new varients and actually some glimmers of hope for the future 

Travel and THAT song competition - 12 points o nul?

Guily pleasures galore - Janet and Clio discuss the fact that Spain is now welcoming British tourists, with no restrictions nor conditions on coming into Spain, and then the two indulge their utter love of the Eurovision - it might be over but they have to mull over the night, th ...  Show more

Brexit bites back...and Voila!

The serious stuff today is on emigration, vaccination, vacations and comuinidades - and of course there's a Eurovision song too. Janet and Clio need their music! 

All bets are NOT off....

Janet Anscombe and Clio O'Flynn try and make sense of the rules and restricitions in place in the Canary Islands now that the state of alarm at national level has officially ended. There's a bit about travel and also an update on the search for two missing children.  

Crosses and reopenings and how Cheryl did it!

Today Cheryl explains to Janet and Clio and everyone else how she managed, in just a few bureaucratic dance steps, to get herself and her husband registered as public health patients here making them now eligible for  vaccination.  

Boring but bloody important - vaccinations and taxation

So, Clio and Janet with the lastest on the local vaccine rollout - and Karen Cochrane with a brilliantly concise intervention on why you need to check if you have to make a tax declaration this year even if you haven't been working but receiving the ERTE furlough payments. Boring ...  Show more

By the pricking of our arm, it shall save us all from harm"...(Sorry Mr Shakespeare!)

It's all about the vaccination roll-out today. Janet and Clio talk through efforts to get privately insured patients onto a vaccination schedule here in the Canary Islands.  As neither can stray too far from the Eurovision, the podcast ends with this year's entry from Iceland, Cl ...  Show more

Vaccines, (Grand) national treasures, what's another year?

Janet and Clio stray into horse racing and rugby today, with (of course) the weekly Eurovision mention too, and a goodbye to Shay Healy. They also answer Julie's question about 'comunidad' meetings during the pandemic, and update information on vaccine availability and roll-out i ...  Show more

Easter jinks and jabs and a bit of Eurovision

Lot to unpack here - not that we're travelling - Janet and Clio look back at some Easter weekend shenanigans, try and answer jab queries, remind people that the tax return window in Spain has just opened, and at last, manage to squeeze in a Eurovision Song Contest 2021 hopeful... ...  Show more

Canary Cast Comings and Goings, and a bit of religion too

Janet and Clio go over the 90 day rule again as the first end date is upon us. We also outline the current travel restrictions and permissions, and have a look at what is happening locally and online to celebrate 'Semana Santa' here. 

Canary Cast, levelling out?

This week,  while trying not to discuss the Eurovsion Song contest, Janet and Clio try to make sense of the new tangle of restrictions, some in force since midnight, some due on Friday March 26th.  So where can you go, who can you go with and from where! 

Canary cast 'for life'!

We look at the new restrictions in place in Tenerife from today - and our special guest in Brigitte Gypen from the Walk for LIfe Foundation - she tells us about a very special woman indeed, Hilda, and also how and why you need to keep on donating to this amazing and very worthy c ...  Show more