CanaryCast … Clio’s and Janet’s podcasts

Photo: Peter Meyers.

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!).

3 September: HERE & HERE – education, hospitals, and communication (or lack of!) … and Germany’s decision to put the Canaries on the no fly list.

31 August: HERE & HERE – the heatwave has now gone but the virus remains and is being policed by plain clothes officers now … and decisions about schools still in the pipeline …

27 August: HERE & HERE – collecting the new TIE from the police, the heatwave, and Brexit and the trade talks in view of the Irish Trade Commissioner’s resignation.

24 August: HERE & HERE – forest fires in a heatwave, fear as covid numbers go up sharply, the view from the tourist sector, and how the councils are helping people apply for emergency aid

20 August: HERE & HERE – smoking, masks, conspiracists, confusion, fear … one day we’ll smile …

17 August: HERE & HERE – rules, rules and more rules, about masks, smoking and more … and how some might get a grip, grow up, and learn the difference between inconvenience and oppression.

13 August: HERE & HERE – really quite a bit different today! Clio, Karen Cochrane and me, focused, but not fixated (!) on mental health.

10 August: HERE & HERE –  clouds, stars, rumours and Quarantennials.

6 August: HERE & HERE – more masks, Canarian covid insurance, Swallows and long-term stays, and how La Gomera is bucking the downward tourism trend!

3 August: HERE & HERE – a tiny bit of Covid and Brexit but mainly it’s Tenerife rural life and this afternoon’s Barley Moon! RIP too to John Hume, and a look ahead to a bodega visit …

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.

27 July: HEREHERE – the only story in town today, the UK saying the Canaries is a safe destination but making those returning go into quarantine all the same.

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!

20 July: HERE (alternative link HERE) – personal responsibility to balance democratic rights in a public health emergency, more on the new TIE, and it’s been a very hot weekend!

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.

9 July: HERE – a CovExitCast … we’re morphing! Covid19, tourism, and the new TIE as far as we know to date. It can also be listened to on twitter HERE if there’s a problem with the link.

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:

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 schools 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: )

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 HEREThree 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.

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21 April
17 April
14 April
9 April
6 April
3 April


  1. Hi Janet. Great News. I cannot wait for the return of “CanaryCast”. I have missed it so much. Regards to you Clio and hope you are fully recovered.

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    If all goes well, it could be Monday! Thanks Mia.

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