Easter Week in Lockdown

April 7, 2020

Normally Holy Week is a big thing on La Palma, although nothing like as big as it is in Seville. Normally lots of the lovely Flemmish statues are taken out in processions by people in special costumes which assure their anonymity. (Please note, these costumes are much older than the KKK) Of course none of that is happening this year which is very disappointing for some people. I believe some…


A-pause-calypse Day 21

La Palma now has 69 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which is worse than the other Canary Islands in proportion to population. The Cabildo (Island Council) has suspended flights to and from Madrid, which is a hot spot for the disease. Most tourists left La Palma as soon as the lockdown was announced, many on special flights, but apparently some 150 have stayed on. They’ll find it hard to leave now…

April 4, 2020


March 17, 2020

We’ve been in lockdown since Sunday. Actually it’s really quite peaceful so far. We only leave the house to work, or go food shopping or the chemist. You can take your dog out to pee but not for a walk. You can go to the hospital, obviously, but if you think you might have COVID-19, they’ll come to you. If you’d asked me last week I’d have said we had…