'Soller Shirley' Facebook page started fifteen years ago. The daily ramblings on events and life in the Soller Valley continues to this day. ‘Spotlight on Soller’ is a weekly page in the Mallorca Bulletin and has been for over 10 years. I Immersed myself in the Soller world I left London for. Every day I learn something new and tell the tale. I was part of three generational move to the Soller Valley and have had the joy of watching my grandchildren grow on this wonderful island. A previous life in journalism for the Times Newspaper, General Manager of a London Hotel and the creator of a start-up company, in North London (eventually sold to a PLC) sums up my life. I am now back where I started, writing stories every day and looking after, Humans of Mallorca and Nan’s Day’s Out. I just love to tell a tale…


All things Soller: Summer is here

Soller’s outdoor pool has just opened and that is very important for local people and visitors who use it as their beach club.

Shirley Roberts 24/06/2022 10:30


Travelling around Mallorca: to the fishing village in Puerto Soller

The experience is different for everyone – come and join us soon and enjoy it yourself.

Shirley Roberts 23/06/2022 12:46


All things Soller: Can Prunera is open again!

It’s now time to get ‘our summer on’ and have the best time!

Shirley Roberts 19/06/2022 09:30


Summer traditions in our world and a favourite in Puerto Soller

Make a plan to be with others on this most special night of the year…

Shirley Roberts 18/06/2022 10:00


Travelling around Mallorca: to the Muleta

The trip to the Lighthouse from the Repic Beach in Puerto Soller is an old favourite. This works on so many levels for those who holiday here.

Shirley Roberts 13/06/2022 10:36


All things Soller: Normal holiday life is back

The new New York to Palma flight route is important to all the island but has a special significance in the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 10/06/2022 10:00

Latest headlines

Soller becomes Bollywood

We are going to have a fabulous Wednesday in Soller…

Shirley Roberts 07/06/2022 15:55

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My airport experience

Shirley Roberts shares her trip from Bristol airport to Palma airport this weekend.

Shirley Roberts 06/06/2022 13:01


Soller: All about the perfect Horseshoe Bay

Puerto Soller is our focus today as so many are on their way now to the sea for their beachside holidays.

Shirley Roberts 04/06/2022 14:00


Laura McVeigh, the best selling author who lives in Soller tells her story

Life in Mallorca continues to inspire Laura and there are many more publications to come.

Shirley Roberts 30/05/2022 10:41


Travelling around Mallorca: A walk into the past of Soller

This walk starts from Soller station where you turn right up the alley past the El Guia Hotel...

Shirley Roberts 27/05/2022 10:54


Travelling around Mallorca: Sa Figuera

This week our travels take us up the small road path, towards the little hamlet of Sa Figuera.

Shirley Roberts 19/05/2022 11:02


Travelling around Mallorca

In search for the ‘White Goat’ in Santa Maria del Cami.

Shirley Roberts 13/05/2022 14:04


The Island within an Island

The Soller Valley has to be discovered for the vibe to get you.

Shirley Roberts 06/05/2022 11:56

Spotlight on Soller

The Easter 2022 review

The restaurants went into a ‘bookings only’ zone for a few days to cope with all the people they had to turn away.

Shirley Roberts 26/04/2022 14:13

Humans of Mallorca

Clare and Charlie are Humans of Mallorca

Clare and Charlie pursued their media careers in London and visited Mallorca as often as they could.

Shirley Roberts 21/04/2022 12:43

Spotlight on Soller

Spotlight on Soller: The news is full of water and masks in Soller

Tradition is a friend of the Soller Valley and this year the Penitents Parades returned after a two year absence.

Shirley Roberts 19/04/2022 13:22


Nan's Day Out for Easter

The train is a great way to see the centre of Mallorca.

Shirley Roberts 14/04/2022 13:00


Sparkling clean in Soller this week

We are all hoping that after our run of poor weather that Easter will be sunny and glorious.

Shirley Roberts 12/04/2022 14:15


Humans of Mallorca and the ‘dark side’

Scams, criminality and opportunism exist in Mallorca just like anywhere else in the world.

Shirley Roberts 08/04/2022 12:41