Hi my name is Janice and I am originally from Scotland, but moved to Tenerife with my husband in2005. I really love the life style and the climate. You can read more in “about me” where I have written about “Moving to Tenerife-Our dream come true” and “Living in Tenerife – 8 Years and counting”.
My hobbies include Photography, Reiki, Pilates, yoga, alternative medicine ,cooking, sewing, looking for bargains, and surfing the net.
As I belief that nothing is impossible and there is always an answer to the problem. I would like to share the information that has made my life easier in Tenerife.
Photography is a big part of my life now, you will find my entries to many photo challenges and my photos of nature in Tenerife.
Also included in my blog are many hints and tips regarding health using alternative medicines.
During this lock down I decided I would try to learn something new, and as I had already written a recipe book(hard copy) I decided I would like to learn how to make an ebook, so it could be available to anyone.
I went on you tube and looked at some videos, Canva came up on a few so as I had used it before, went with this it has a free version which is what I used.
The recipes in the book have been tried and tested and are quite easy, some are wheat free.
Please let me know what you think , as this is something I enjoyed doing and would like to repeat.
My friend and I celebrate our birthday on the same day 13th January this year we decided to celebrate it in El Hierro.
El Hierro is the second smallest Canary Island. La Graciosa being the smallest.
As residents we get a 75 percent discount on travel, we traveled with Canaryfly from the North airport, it cost us 15 euros return each, a bargain.
I booked the accommodation through Booking.com. A lovely 2 bedroom apartment.
A young couple greeted us on arrival, and showed us around apartment when she gave me an electric blanket I was a bit baffled.
After a few hours there we realised that it was a lot colder than Tenerife
Being in El Hierro is like stepping back in time, a lovely friendly community of people who dont speak english which was good as we got to practice our spanish. They are self sufficient, a lot of farms or plots with veg and chickens and goats.
We stayed in Mocanal which was lovely quaint tiny village, with a bakery where you could go and buy fresh bread or croissants for breakfast.
The local bar was great fun , everybody so friendly and we tried our best with our spanish. Local wine 80 cents a glass.
I found this recipe on the internet for hair gel but it has many more uses. It is a great as a moisturizer, especially for your feet and hands, really good as an aftersun and if you add water it is a good hairspray which you can just brush out.
Flaxseeds or linseeds are they sometimes called contain omega 3 fatty acids.
2 cups distilled water
Bring to the boil, stir now and then, should start to thicken around 5 mins.
Strain into a glass jar when cool.
Add a few drops of tea tree oil or oil of your choice.