The very fact that most of us are having to spend much more time than usual with our nearest and dearest has come at a price.
"The lockdowns have had a number of effects on us all. Some well recorded, others less so, because the feelings that are induced just creep up on you."
But according to comedians such as John Cleese, our sense of humour is being hi-jacked by those who believe that humour must never be cruel or edgy.
If government allow island travel and tourism to go ahead, it is hardly the fault of those arriving here...
One thing is for sure though, there is no one single reaction to what is happening in the world at the moment.
It was my understanding the island based tourism industry were keen to downplay Easter holidays this year.
For a year now, most men have been slopping around in clothing that would embarrass a rough sleeper and blaming it on Covid-19...
‘Spotters’ will be watching the numbers of people in bars this week so that the current rules are not contravened.
This week our columnist Frank Leavers tells us his views on the aftermath of the Harry and Meghan controversy.
Hard to believe I know, but it has been almost exactly one year since this pandemic caused the first lockdown to be instigated.
"I the only person on the island who has had a wing mirror disintegrate whilst in a car wash"
“When you’ve just paid some unexpected back taxes and then have to listen to someone brag about never having paid a penny of tax - it really does get to you.”
Our columnist Frank Leavers gives his thoughts on the strange fashion of these semi-lockdown times.
If vaccination passports become essential many of us could be kicking our heels here on the island for quite some time in the future...
"It is interesting that people do have a very different ‘take’ on what they believe to be the plusses and minuses"
Our weekly contributor, Frank Leavers, talks about the easing of the current lockdown.
How do people meet up romantically nowadays without someone being arrested for harassment?
This week Frank Leavers talks about the changing nature of tourism and tourists themselves.
Frank Leavers, our Bulletin columnist, tells us about the banks' customer service system and holiday hopes.
"The sound of mutual facemark inhibiting ‘mmwwhhaa - mmwwhhaa’s’ are everywhere it seems as people look to greet one another in a semi-sensual fashion."
"we as a prime tourism destination can’t point to even a modest vaccination rate here in the Balearics?"
If European governments were obliged to tell the truth ,at a guess they would probably admit that the measures introduced in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, were too little and too late.
Our weekly contributor, Frank Leavers, shares what he does in lockdown to stay sane.
This week our columnist Frank Leavers tells us what his thoughts are on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Fat Shaming.
Our Columnist Frank Leavers gives his views about strange things started happening since the semi-lockdown.
"I really feel for those young people who are expected to behave in a restricted way that no other generation has had to endure since the middle of last century."
Frank Leavers shares with us some modern topics that that come with unforeseen circumstances.
Our weekly contributor Frank Leavers shares how he feels about cyclists who ride at full speed on the designated ‘walkway’ and those who don’t even have a mask.
Unfortunately, it seems to be the case nowadays that the concept of ‘democracy’ is becoming a movable-feast.
Today our columnist Frank Leavers tells us what's the key to weight loss.
Frank Leavers talks about some of the New Year' s resolutions and the weather.
A fascinating survey has recently revealed what the Great British public have regretted most over the course of their lives.
Frank Leavers shares with us some of the issues that have vexed him over the past year or so.
Today our columnist Frank Leavers tells us what's the reality of Brexit and COVID-19 vaccinations.
A poll had apparently revealed what was currently the sexiest British accent.
Today most young people feel lost and adrift in a modern and uncertain age, worried about the tiny problems of the "First World".
Frank Leavers gives his insight on this year's Christmas decorations and the new speed limits in Palma.
Access to university was considered essential for the development of young people, but today it shows the deficiencies.
Frank Leavers gives some basic rules on how to speak in public to avoid being terrified by the experience.
This week our columnist Frank Leavers tells us what his thoughts are on Covid-19 and all its works.