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New Year's resolutions

New Years Resolutions

These digital days, with the advent of social media, it has become almost compulsory to post your intention of resolution on the internet.

Sopa de Galets, large, shell shaped pasta stuffed with spiced mincemeat and served in a broth.

Christmas in Mallorca

Whatever your choices this Christmas, please be ultra careful, think twice, and have a Very Safe Celebration whatever you decide to do.

Fairs and fiestas

A rainbow over Mancor de la Vall.

Look to the Rainbow

It has just been announced that this years Dijous Bo, the largest, busiest and most popular fiesta on the entire island, has been cancelled.

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Majorca

Never say die

This past summer we made a killer list of all those favourite things we used to do.

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Cyclists

The Masked Avenger

It seems that with all the information circulating as to how this virus spreads, cyclists seem to tick a lot of those boxes, so why no masks? And why are they allowed to travel so freely around the island? Perhaps something the government needs to address?

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People walking wearing face masks in the Plaza Major in Palma.

Masking the Situation

Admittedly, every aspect of our lives has changed irrefutably, and we all yearn for a miracle return to how things were before.

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General view of the Playa de s'illot.

Too Many Too Soon?

I love Majorca wholeheartedly. To me, the island has always been like a naughty child that is constantly full of surprises.

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The San Joan Fiesta, the first and possibly most looked forward to fiesta of the season.

A Fool’s Paradise

This time last year, our village of Mancor de la Vall was also enjoying its boisterous San Joan Fiesta...

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Gingernuts.

The Thief of Time

My ultimate star in lockdown has got to be the most ‘to die for’ gingernuts, which I now make, following a recipe I’ve had for 25 years and never got round to baking before.

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Putting signs and notices in place just doesn’t seem to work efficiently.

Medical Matters

Some people really don’t seem to get that 2 metres is NOT 2 feet! And certainly NEVER two inches!

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Carrof, fruit and nut loaf!

Paranoid! Moi?

I’m concentrating on the light at the end of the tunnel, and happy to spend the day at home baking a bunnie’s favourite -delicious carrot, fruit and nut loaf!

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If people can’t be trusted to comply with a simple ‘no bonfire’ rule, how can they be expected to take any notice of social distancing?

Fiesta or Folly?

As a Mediterranean culture, which through history has thrived on the habitual custom of outside living and ritual celebration, I suppose it should be expected that a certain mentality will believe that Covid19 will be beaten by holding some form of annual fiesta!

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Bran Loaf.

Bring on the Bran!

Bran Loaf. Doesn’t sound very exciting does it? Believe me, it’s a
sticky triumph. And sooooo simple!

Lifestyle

Participate

Do you think that closing shopping centres, bars and restaurants will stop the spread of Covid-19?

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Protest by the hospitality sector on Tuesday

Back to square one

In today's Blog: "Not everywhere is the same, of course not, but the Balearics can be considered in a somewhat similar way to the Canaries."

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

MacDog

Fetch!

Letting your dog off leash? Check out training tips from Joachim Sommer and meet some more fabulous pets includings January's Ambassadog Mac.

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Sports

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healthy food for the lockdown

The Longest day

"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."

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Enjoy the company of animals

Staying sane in crazy times

Vicky McLeod gives us some of the tips that people have been using to overcome the difficulties of lockdown.

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Donald Trump

My column

Donald Trelford's column on Trump's pardon and Katharine Whitehorn.

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