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Several people from Germany, after the plane they were travelling in landed at Palma airport.

Too much, too soon?

The Mallorcans are quite capable themselves of driving numbers up without help from outsiders!

the mysterious and magical world of technology.

Mr Fixits

‘If you can afford to have something fixed, then don’t stress about it for a second, just pay a man who can’.

Last year when Spain was in lockdown and we could only go out on our balconies.

The last of the lockdowns?

So, what to do? Although the regulations aren’t currently as limiting as they were back in March 2020 when we were completely confined to the homestead, we are once again being encouraged to ‘STAY HOME’.

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!

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Participate

Do you think they should ban the tourist horse and carriage rides?

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Minna at her salon in Llucmajor

The vegan hairdresser in Mallorca

This week's Scandinavian Spotlight: "Somewhere during the evening, she exchanged phone numbers with what would turn out to be the man of her dreams."

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Chips Channon

My column

At the root of his appeal, I suspect, is the curiosity that makes us all want to read other people’s secret diaries.

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Here’s the switchback bend up in the clouds

Better late than Never

"Visually some of the rally stages include more than a little spectacular Tramuntana scenery."

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butterfly

Wild Mallorca: a question of orchids

In this week's Wild Mallorca spotlight: It's that time of year when the flowers begin to show off their multitude of colours and when the birds are singing their hearts out to claim both a territory and a mate.

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Queen's College school easter eggs

Did anyone see the Easter bunny?

It was lovely to see mums and dads proudly wearing their children’s Easter bonnets at the end of the day. Happy Easter from Queen’s College!

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