26 July: The last podcast for the summer … we’ll resume again in September barring major unforeseen circumstances that might crop up. So for the moment, level 4, antigen tests now available over the counter, the newly required “covid passport”, and waiting for the SC ruling on curfew. It’s HERE.
19 July: The three degrees? Vaccines, travel, tourism! … Clio and I are joined by Diana McGowan, now retired and a fellow blogger! Today’s CanaryCast is HERE.
12 July: Comparing the prospect of Level 4 in Tenerife with Freedom Day in the UK one week today. And a review of the levels here while the Government waits for the Courts to approve (or not) a new curfew. Today’s CanaryCast is HERE.
21 June: Today Anne Hernandez joins Clio and me … Ladies in Waiting as Clio calls us! Our chat is, not surprisingly, Brexit-related, with some asides, and a bit of background. Hope you enjoy listening HERE.
14 June: Today’s saddest podcast for something where no-one has any words, but we had to find them to discuss two little girls, Olivia and Ana. We look at how things are beginning to change legislatively and culturally in terms of ongoing male violence against women and their children, and try to sum up the present state of the investigation. We also talk about vaccination certificates, and living with covid … perhaps for the foreseeable. It’s HERE.
7 June: Teens and traditions, fiestas and families, bonfires and boats, and covid and chickens (of course) … this week’s podcast is HERE.
31 May: Today we chat about tax, vaccines and travel, new variants and actually some glimmers of hope for the future … it’s HERE.
24 May: Today’s CanaryCast is HERE … vaccines, travel rules on the day Spain eases its borders, and of course … Eurovision …
17 May: A look today at migration from a rather different perspective, the current vaccination situations and schedules, the rush for holidays and why that might be disappointing, and complex/community meetings in a time of covid … and in Eurovision week, there has to be a taste of what we think Saturday’s winning song will be! Today’s CanaryCast is HERE.
10 May: A bit stream of consciousness today HERE, but vaccines, rules approved, rules in abeyance, the Supreme Court, and those missing children … even if I don’t know my Cape of Good Hope from my Cape Horn!
3 May: Clio and I were joined by Cheryl today to talk about how she managed to get herself and her husband registered as state health system patients here making them now eligible for vaccination … and we talk about the missing children and the Day of the Cross. It’s HERE.
26 April: Our latest is HERE … on the local vaccine rollout – and Karen Cochrane with a brilliantly concise and really important piece about submitting tax returns if you’ve been on ERTE even if you don’t normally need to submit them! And appreciation of Sir Anthony Hopkins’ Oscar for his career-defining role in The Father (though for me he will always be the real Pierre Bezuhov …
19 April: By the pricking of our arm it shall save us all from harm, sorry Mr Shakespeare! It’s all about vaccines today, HERE, with the administrative obstacle course for those privately insured people trying to get on the vaccination schedule here in the Canary Islands. And it’s a year since we started, in fact it’s a year and 16 days! Happy (belated!) Anniversary to CanaryCast!
12 April: What do vaccines, the Grand National and the Eurovision Song contest have in common? HERE‘s today’s Canary Cast!
5 April: Today’s CanaryCast is HERE, with Clio and me discussing Easter excesses and vaccine progress, among other chat!
29 March: Today’s CanaryCast from Clio and me is HERE, quite a serious one looking at rules and regulations as they are now, and over Easter, and thinking about Easter as a time of great meaning and emotion here in Spain, and especially right now …
22 March: Today’s CanaryCast from Clio and me is HERE … restrictions, Easter, and not the ESC … at least not yet! But we can’t help it!
15 March: Clio and I were chatting briefly today about the new rules in place from midnight last night but the main theme for the podcast was to talk to our incredible guest Brigitte Gypen from the Walk for LIfe foundation. Brigitte tells us about another very special and inspirational woman, Hilda, and how and why it’s so very important now more than ever to support this amazing and very worthy charity, whose website is HERE. Today’s podcast is, therefore, a sort of Canary cast ‘for life’! It’s HERE.
8 March: While some of us have been trying to make a fortress out of our home to keep safe in this time of covid, some of us actually live in a fort for real! Today, Clio and I talk to Maria about her home and now new business, the Casa Fuerte at the top of Adeje town. And on International Women’s Day, Clio and I briefly discuss the municipal Abinque Prize. Today’s podcast is HERE.
1 March: On St David’s Day, today’s podcast is HERE, with Clio and me just chatting today, looking at travel restrictions, what’ll happen around Easter, and some music … and naturally a mention of the weekend’s rugby in which Wales won the Triple Crown!
22 February: HERE is today’s podcast where Clio and I were joined by Currencies Direct’s Carol Schleisman. So we’re covering money, bank charges, as well as the new criteria for residents to enter Spain.
15 February: Today’s CanaryCast from Clio and me is HERE, with guest Deepika Harjani. You may remember her when she was the British Consulate’s Brexit Officer and now she’s with Age in Spain. She joins us for the whole podcast to talk about issues of registration, 90 days, and much more.
8 February: Snow, vaccines, blackbirds’ mountain cousins, and wannabe a firefighter? Today’s CanaryCast from Clio and me is HERE.
1 February: The latest (uninterrupted) podcast from Clio and me is HERE, to mark one year since a pandemic was declared and also ask who is buying fake Covid Negative tests … and a bit of ancient Greek history too! Can rule compliance by us all hold off the virus sufficiently to buy scientists the time they need to develop and distribute all the vaccines needed for the variants, just as the Spartans held Thermopylae against the Persian hordes to buy the Greeks time to get their defences in place. We don’t have to die to do it!
25 January: We’ve had the B word (Brexit), C word (Covid), and now we have the D word (deportation … )! Today’s CanaryCast from Clio and me, “Deportation, vaccination, welcome to 2021” is HERE.
18 January: Level 2, can we keep it down?! HERE‘s this week’s podcast from Clio and me.
12 January: Snowplough and sandwichgate: HERE‘s this week’s CanaryCast from Clio and me.
4 January 2021: HERE is Clio’s and my first CanaryCast of 2021, with connections between the UK and Tenerife majoring in it!
21 December 2020: The last podcast from Clio and me of 2020 is HERE … latest rules, restrictions, covid, Brexit (or not), and three ships from two Celtic women to wish everyone the merriest Christmas and happiest New Year that is possible in these strangest of times.
14 December: Today’s Merry Little Christmas podcast is HERE … covid, Brexit, and more restrictions coming, and Ella Fitzgerald heading to Meet Me In St Louis …
7 December: Today’s podcast is HERE … covid, Brexit and of course Christmas!
30 November: And we’re back! It looks as if the CanaryCasts will have a seasonal element generally so with the first Advent Sunday yesterday, we had to resume with a Christmas CanaryCast! And Clio’s new image, above, is lovely … green for her Irish and red for my Welsh! It’s HERE.
26 November: We are back! Or we will be soon. This is to give an announcement of an imminent announcement! It might be as soon as next week … it will be so good to be back!
1 October: This is from Clio herself, an explanation that I didn’t feel was my place to give, and a reassurance that we’ll be back very soon!
Janet Anscombe and I have paused our podcasts for a short while. Last week I had a long awaited spinal fusion operation which is fairly major, so I’m kinda out of the loop for a wee while, and on sick leave from the Adeje Town Hall. However I will be back as soon as i can be and my colleagues will monitor things. We hope to resume podcasting sooner rather than later too … and there is so much to talk about. Stay safe everyone.
28 September: I’ve had a few enquiries now so I thought it best to repeat (see last update below) that we have had to put CanaryCast on hold for a short while for practical reasons. We will be back as soon as possible, and I’ll update this post with the next podcast as soon as we do it. Just keep watching this website or the Adeje Town Hall page on Facebook or the FOCUS Group Facebook group: we’ll be updating all of them with news of when we resume. It won’t be long!
14 September: HERE & HERE – school’s back, so is Brexit, and covid’s still here but in the future we mightn’t be because as a species we might be on Mars … & a Spanish-made device for the Mars Rover was tested on Teide last week! And local star Agoney, of course …
We have to put CanaryCast on hold for a couple of weeks for practical reasons. Clio will explain as soon as possible, but just as soon as we can, we’ll be back. Just keep watching this website or the Adeje Town Hall page on Facebook or the FOCUS Group Facebook group: we’ll be updating all of them with news of when we resume. It won’t be long!
7 September: HERE & HERE – the heat is on, not just covid and brexit but a real heatwave, and a forest fire alert. Through September we will be doing just the one a week, on a Monday, unless something important happens … and given what’s going on right now, we’ll all surely hope nothing major occurs! (Sorry for the sound quality but it was a zoom recording with internet interrupted by the weather … apologies!).
30 July: HERE & HERE – waves versus tides, Canarian preparations for que va a pasar (what’s coming), the new normal redefined, consistency and clarity in a time of increasing divergence and fraying cohesion … sorry, it’s not the lightest today but it’s keeping it real.
23 July: HERE (or HERE) – pateras and playas, and numbers … of covid cases going up and drownings thankfully not going up, and in fact didn’t go up by at least one yesterday thanks to a Callao Salvaje lifesafer! And a new logo too!
16 July: HERE (alternative link HERE) – tourism and tourist concerns, yesterday’s island-wide power cut, the Race for the Cure – this year’s Walk for Life in a different way, and the new name for our podcast has been chosen at last!
13 July: HERE – bit of a darker one, perhaps, today … turismofobia, masks, conspiracy theories, patera refugees’ tests and processing … hopefully Thursday’s will be a bit lighter! Alternative link is HERE.
6 July: HERE – a plea to returning tourists, the current heatwave, and the new TIE with details from the Consul for southern Spain and the Canaries herself. If you find the link problematic (I have, myself), it should work here:
— Cliodna O’Flynn (@Cliodnaoflynn) July 6, 2020
2 July: HERE – Clio’s and my latest podcast … tourism safety measures in a time of covid, the new TIE, and the new Eurovision film … well you have to live a bit, though some might think it’s not life as we know it, Jim (Star Trek reference in case anyone’s unaware!)!!
29 June: HERE – Canarian president proposes new covid test for all visitors to the region’s airports as some ponder if we’re opening up to tourists too soon, and the Parador hotels, and some concerning information about British nationals registering as resident in what’s left of the Brexit Transition Period.
25 June: HERE – the royal visit and a “banana economy” (not a banana republic!), tourism and its future evolution, and how Tenerife lives away from the areas most visitors see. And school‘s out, for summer! Anyone else remember that Alice Cooper anthem when they were leaving school?
22 June: HERE – tourists return, freedom with controls, and summer entertainment in place of the cancelled season of fiestas.
18 June: HERE – confusion over British visitors, allowed or not? with or without quarantine? thermographic cameras in airports and the massive new national tourism investment … and the national memorial service for all the lost ones, and today we lost Vera Lynn as well. For all of them, we’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but we will meet again, one sunny day.
15 June: HERE – next Sunday it’s all happening! Canaries goes from phase 3 to New Normal, estado de alarma is lifted, Spain’s borders are reopening … but not to everyone, and we’re about to get a royal visit too!
11 June: HERE – tourism in the new normal and beyond, sustainability and intelligent destinations, the same way forward from councils to the King of Spain himself.
8 June: HERE – Phase 3, the new normal, tourism, and the lost summer fiestas.
(edit: I’ve found this link problematic so if you do too, try this here: )
— Cliodna O’Flynn (@Cliodnaoflynn) June 8, 2020
4 June: HERE – Princess of Asturias Award, Michael O’Leary, UK quarantine and European travel, Phase 3 and the end of the estado de alarma, and the Law for the New Normal.
1 June: HERE – finger prick covid tests, tourism, phase 3 and the way forwards.
28 May: HERE – crowd control, beaches again, tourism restarts and ideas for saving jobs and getting people back to work.
25 May: HERE – Beaches, pools, social responsibility, the very nature of the liberal democratic social contract, and how the Canaries is paying homage to us and all Canarians on Saturday’s Día de Canarias.
21 May HERE – Today’s pod- covid- twit- whatevercast … the big rush to normal, emergency help, swimming pools, and masks … and drippy sweaty runners … ewww …
18 May HERE – the latest podcast, covidcast … twitcast … just realised it not only stands for two women in Tenerife, or three women in Tenerife as and when it is, but also for a Twice Weekly Internet Talk – cast … and today is fishing, facemasks, border controls & more.
14 May podcast is HERE – rules, phases, whistling and herd immunity.
11 May Twitcast is HERE – Three women in Tenerife this time, as Clio and I are joined by Diana McGowan.
Updated 7 May: I think Monday and Thursdays will end up being the main days we record a podcast, and today’s is HERE. In future, I’ll just put links above (reverse chronological order) as and when they’re done and update the post without further comment. I hope everyone is enjoying these and finding them useful and interesting.
Original post 4 May: Since Clio and I have now established our regular twice-weekly podcasts, I’ll make this post for links to them. We still haven’t decided what we’ll end up calling them! At the moment they’re “covidcasts” but there will come a time when the name no longer applies, we have to presume and hope! We have time, I imagine, to determine the future name and I openly admit I like Two Women in Tenerife (or three women if we have a guest podcaster) … and Twitcast has a friendly feel to it, I think … hopefully no-one will think we are actually twits …
Anyway, HERE is today’s covidcast, and I’ll put earlier links below.