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 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


The days of hibernation are over

This week in Soller Valley we look upon the last two unusual years we have all been through and what happens now.

Shirley Roberts 05/04/2022 13:46


Humans of Mallorca and the Soller Firo

The huge team of local people organising this year’s event, have a huge responsibility.

Shirley Roberts 31/03/2022 11:44


The Soul of Soller

Some are just looking for a change of scene and are not interested in the history or tradition.

Shirley Roberts 29/03/2022 09:52


Nan’s Day Out to the ‘Compassionate’ City

PalmaCompasiva seeks to recover neighbourhood solidarity be creating a support network caring for people in need.

Shirley Roberts 24/03/2022 10:24


The word is out – The Soller Valley is great

The Orange Fair has started in Soller with many restaurants offering Orange Menus until 3rd April 2022.

Shirley Roberts 22/03/2022 10:15


Humans of Mallorca create the first ‘Mothers Union’ in the Balearics

The first Mothers Union of the Balearics will be inaugurated in the Church.

Shirley Roberts 17/03/2022 12:42


Serious stuff in Soller this week

In the Soller Valley, everyone is getting very excited about the return of normal.

Shirley Roberts 15/03/2022 10:27


Humans of Mallorca living their best lives

The volunteer effort is in overdrive with organisations, churches and individuals turning up at the Ukrainian Church and other centres with donated goods.

Shirley Roberts 10/03/2022 12:06


Fiesta, Music and War...

Find out how Ukraine and horror are affecting the lives of the inhabitants of the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 08/03/2022 11:09


Nan’s Day Out to the Calçotada

"We were delighted to have been able to do this in great company, good music and a charity worth supporting."

Shirley Roberts 03/03/2022 11:39


We are living in dark times…

The inhabitants of the Soller Valley are experiencing many emotions this week.

Shirley Roberts 01/03/2022 11:33


Humans of Mallorca investigate Time - Sundials In Spain

Have you ever wondered why sundials in the Balearics are one or two hours behind the time shown on your watch?

Shirley Roberts 24/02/2022 12:35


Humans of Mallorca – The desire to belong…

When you arrive in Soller, take the time to understand these unwritten rules.

Shirley Roberts 17/02/2022 12:43