Shirley Roberts
Shirley Roberts

'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…


The kindness and involvement of Humans of Mallorca

This Christmas it has been all about Food. The human spirit can do so much but it needs feeding every day.

Shirley Roberts 14/12/2020 13:46


The lights are on

Christmas has landed in the Soller Valley and with the end of the year, Soller's people look forward 2021.

Shirley Roberts 08/12/2020 17:31


Soller Valley is getting ready for Christmas

This Christmas programme is not announced yet but expect music and carols as life goes on in the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 01/12/2020 11:54


Car Parks to concerts in Soller

2021 will bring radical changes to the town centre as well an atypical Christmas in the calm life of Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 24/11/2020 17:00


All Change ready for 2021

Newbie innovative businesses open in Soller aimed at creativity.

Shirley Roberts 18/11/2020 12:05


Making sense of our current "New Normal"

Take a look on ow the new normal is impacting the life in Soller Valley as we move towards the end of the year.

Shirley Roberts 17/11/2020 14:28


All about the mushroom and celebrations in Soller Valley

Check out what has been going on in Soller Valley lately and what is expected for the Christmas season which is just around the corner.

Shirley Roberts 10/11/2020 15:04

Spotlight on Soller

Our weekly spotlight on the Soller area

Find out what columnist Shirley Roberts has to say about Soller Valley this week.

Shirley Roberts 03/11/2020 12:38

Humans of Majorca

Maeve Leaning a Human of Mallorca

The pandemic changed the focus of the sowers of Soller and bags gave way to mask production...

Shirley Roberts 02/11/2020 13:23

Spotlight on Soller

Another lot of new rules

News from Soller this week by Shirley Roberts.

Shirley Roberts 27/10/2020 15:24

Humans of Majorca

The Gang of Four Voices…

My crew, which I will introduce you too, is Rachel Fox, Anna Nicholas and Barry Byrne.

Shirley Roberts 26/10/2020 14:47

Spotlight on Soller

Leave the door open Soller – I’m coming in…

Keeping an open mind on everything is the way I walk through life.

Shirley Roberts 20/10/2020 11:20

Humans of Mallorca

Barry Byrne, a Human of Mallorca and the air we breathe

Local and national newspapers want the story and now the TV cameras have been in the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 19/10/2020 13:47

Humans of Majorca

Looking for their autumn life

For those with the inclination to spend your winter time doing something different I encourage you to visit these churches and see what the ‘people of faith’ are up to.

Shirley Roberts 14/10/2020 12:38

Spotlight on Soller

A serious round-up

Caring for the community in Soller during such difficult times.

Shirley Roberts 13/10/2020 13:20

Spotlight on Soller

All about the light and cameras this week

Lighting occupied the coffee time chatter this weekend.

Shirley Roberts 05/10/2020 11:43

Spotlight on Soller

Here comes the train and the weather

The Soller Valley has been a perfect photographic opportunity this week.

Shirley Roberts 28/09/2020 10:54

Spotlight On Soller

Here come the niggles

Time passes and new routines are quickly established. The memories of the early lockdown are easing only to be replaced now by the new reality.

Shirley Roberts 23/09/2020 13:13

Our Family Outing

Into controversy

What a glorious walk they said and just no-one else around.

Shirley Roberts 22/09/2020 15:21

Spotlight On Soller

Time to Take a Change

Life has got very serious this week in Soller with the news that our Residential Home for the elderly has become infected.

Shirley Roberts 15/09/2020 15:21