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…


We all need a passport to play

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Soller Christmas.

Shirley Roberts 07/12/2021 10:02


Nan’s Day Out to Bunyola

This is a winter trip which is worth the time and you are welcome to follow in this ‘Nan’s’ footsteps…

Shirley Roberts 02/12/2021 11:32


Drifting into December 2021

Panic now that Spain has brought in new rules from 1st December 2021.

Shirley Roberts 30/11/2021 10:34


Bruna Martin is a human of mallorca

She is back with her own dance movement which is taking the Soller Valley by storm.

Shirley Roberts 25/11/2021 12:08


The rumbles are getting louder

Local issues rumble as chatter and sometimes find a mighty voice and roar.

Shirley Roberts 23/11/2021 12:05


Humans of Mallorca are working quietly behind the scenes

The Pandemic encouraged those who could to give to the immediate needs of others.

Shirley Roberts 18/11/2021 11:30


What did the rain wash away?

The soggy Soller Valley world is giving up its secrets in the water falls.

Shirley Roberts 16/11/2021 11:13


Humans of Mallorca claim back their Island

The Mallorcan world is reconnecting with each other as fast as it can before the next perceived crisis.

Shirley Roberts 11/11/2021 12:30


It’s all about the weather this week

The countdown to Christmas has already begun for the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 09/11/2021 10:58

Majorca tourism

Humans of Mallorca and the ‘Brand’

Do you think this new tourist image of Mallorca will be successful?

Shirley Roberts 04/11/2021 11:01


Nan’s Day out to the Market

Find out why Santa Maria is home to one of the most impressive markets on the island.

Shirley Roberts 28/10/2021 12:03


Goodbye to all that

The Soller Valley season draws to its close in the conventional sense this week.

Shirley Roberts 26/10/2021 10:48


The week betwixt and between

Find out why this week the Soller Valley has become a little quieter.

Shirley Roberts 19/10/2021 10:58


The questions and answers of the new ‘Humans of Majorca’

Do you want to move to Soller? These are the most asked questions from the latest Solleric incomers.

Shirley Roberts 14/10/2021 11:39


Life is but a filmset in the Soller Valley

What is life like in the Soller Valley in autumn?

Shirley Roberts 12/10/2021 10:41


Humans of Mallorca: Meet Bill and Eleanor

Love brought Rev Bill and Eleanor to Puerto Pollensa.

Shirley Roberts 07/10/2021 09:30


Spotlight on Soller: A return to the cobbles

The Gran Via in Soller is on course for a completely new look.

Shirley Roberts 06/10/2021 10:00


The Bishop came to Palma on Sunday

Did you know their are two Anglican churches conducted in English on the island?

Shirley Roberts 05/10/2021 11:36