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…

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All about the Train – such trouble…

The train is now closed until the beginning of February 2020 while winter maintenance work happens.

Shirley Roberts 11/12/2019 10:08

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December and life begins again…

A special price ticket of 13 euros gives you a return train from Palma and a return trip of the Soller Tram.

Shirley Roberts 05/12/2019 09:58

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The weather, Christmas lights, Santa Cecilia concert, Soller train...

The difference the train makes to the centre of Soller is huge and Soller takes on a very local air during those months.

Shirley Roberts 26/11/2019 09:55

Humans of Majorca

All about Nadine Hawa…

Life is good for Nadine as 2020 approaches. She is enjoying everything Majorca has to offer and the delights of her young family.

Shirley Roberts 25/11/2019 10:02

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Spotlight on Soller

On November 20 2019 the proceeds from all Soller train journeys will be given to UNICEF.

Shirley Roberts 19/11/2019 10:09

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Spotlight on Soller

On Saturday the music of the mountains was heard all over the place.

Shirley Roberts 12/11/2019 09:58

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Spotlight on Soller

The Ex Pat community plays a huge part in the fund raising activities here and are always unfailingly generous with their time and money.

Shirley Roberts 29/10/2019 09:58


Deya’s Arts Festival today and tomorrow

Art exhibitions, fashion show and herding cats in Deya.

Shirley Roberts 12/10/2019 09:53

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Spotlight on Soller

The Soller Valley has many establishments that are open all year but we really sense the change of direction as November arrives.

Shirley Roberts 08/10/2019 10:13

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Spotlight on Soller

This has been a sad week on our island and the only good news story is in the humanity of the businesses and people who live here.

Shirley Roberts 01/10/2019 11:14

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Soller in the Spotlight…

On Friday and Saturday this week, the music of the Havaneres will sound in Puerto Soller.

Shirley Roberts 25/09/2019 11:11

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Soller in the Spotlight…

What's happening in Soller and its port.

Shirley Roberts 18/09/2019 12:11

Spotlight on Soller

That was the week that was in Soller

Autumn and winter in Soller are just glorious and has a different vibe.

Shirley Roberts 10/09/2019 11:18


Soller in the Spotlight…

The attachment of people world wide to the Soller Valley is very well known.

Shirley Roberts 27/08/2019 12:16


Summer tales: The ducking and diving and players of the summer

The English speaking world of Majorca is made up of the same groups who gathered together in the UK. What they have in common is a shared interest and enthusiasm.

Shirley Roberts 15/08/2019 11:52


Nan’s Day Out to Luxor . . .

August is a great month to chill out in the pools as an alternative to the crowded beaches.

Shirley Roberts 05/08/2019 15:05


On top of the world at Can Topa in Soller

Paula and Damian Murphy left city life in Nottingham for a café on the Coll de Soller mountain.

Shirley Roberts 19/11/2016 00:00


Elena Davis dies at the great age of 101

Elena’s Soller life began in 1959 when she arrived for a visit to a friend in Soller.

Shirley Roberts 18/08/2016 00:00