A simple paperwork checklist

NIE? Registro? “Residencia”? An Empadrona-what?!

Staying safe in Tenerife waters

A dip to cool off when it’s hot is great but be safe and read here first

Crime, Police, & the public

Call the police! But which ones should I call?

What mustn’t I miss in Tenerife?

Don’t miss the best of Tenerife, the must see and do list of “essentials”!

NB: Tenerife is in Phase 2 of a de-escalation process within a state of emergency (estado de alarma). There are more relaxed measures in Phase 2, the ten main rules are as follows: face masks must be worn at all times in public transport as well as in any public space (in or outdoors) where a 2m physical distance cannot be maintained – there are exceptions for those with breathing problems and anyone doing something where it’s impossible but they must carry a mask to use when they have stopped their activity there is no restriction on people going in cars with others but ifREAD MORE

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. NB: The Canaries are in Phase 2 of the estado de alarma de-escalation: please see HERE for details. If you feel at risk or infected first use the online test HERE then for further help if needed ring the free multi-lingual helpline 900 112 061. For general info use the Canarian authorities’ websites/official social media. Use 112 only for emergencies.  Updated 3 June: Sanidad’s figures to 8pm last night show three more cases recorded in the Canaries bringing our total to 2,365. Sadly, after six days with no fatalities we have one more today, and so the total of deaths is now 161.READ MORE

The Princess of Asturias Awards are presented in an annual ceremony in the Principality of Asturias. Just as in the UK the Prince or Princess of Wales is the title bestowed on the heir to the British throne, so in Spain, the Prince or Princess of Asturias is the Spanish heir, and presently it is the title of Leonor, elder daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia. In a way, I suppose, the awards are similar to the Queen’s New Year or Birthday Honours, but with more of a focus on what is formally described as a contribution to promoting scientific, cultural and humanisticREAD MORE

One person, one walk, one photo …  17 plastic gloves and 7 masks. That was in 45 minutes in Palm Mar, Arona, this morning. They’re on a washing line to show the extent, almost certainly clean, at least in terms of the virus, but maybe not … Are we still in the mindset that it’s someone else’s job to pick up our crap? And that’s without considering the infection potential, or the “plastic issue”.  People, plastic, pick up …READ MORE

Photo: El Sauzal Ayuntamiento. In my opinion, El Sauzal is one of the prettiest places in Tenerife, with views that could hold their own with anywhere in the world. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also where the island’s Casa del Vino is, an old Canarian vineyard now the official centre for Tenerife’s world famous wines (see HERE). It also has a newly improved church square since the Cabildo has now formally handed over the completed works in the Plaza de San Pedro. Tenerife President, former mayor of Guía de Isora, Pedro Martín and El Sauzal’s own mayor Mariano Hernández here discuss the works, andREAD MORE

Updated 2 June: Adeje Ayuntmiento has confirmed how the system operates. There is a department which has a separate registration process to that of the padrón, and it is the one in which residents register to go on excursions, get news of events, and get a Seniors card which provides discounts for theatre shows locally, for example. At the start of the covid19 outbreak the council contacted the people registered in this system, and are now starting to work through the padrón itself, so people will be called to see if they are OK, if they need shopping done, and so on. The council stressesREAD MORE