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…


Spotlight on Soller: the news and the views

"The ‘mid-price range’ seekers of Soller property are all looking for the same thing...."

Shirley Roberts 24/08/2021 12:24


Humans of Mallorca: Work, Eat, Live

What does it mean to be a resident of Mallorca in the true sense of the word?

Shirley Roberts 19/08/2021 11:02


Spotlight on Soller: St Bartholomew isn’t so busy this year

Local headlines congratulate the Soller Valley on being so busy but... is it true?

Shirley Roberts 17/08/2021 10:48


Will you help The Anglican Church in Palma to get connected?

We are so happy to welcome everyone back to our building to begin the ‘new normal’.

Shirley Roberts 14/08/2021 13:17


Spotlight on Soller: The days of rules and compliance…

Soller will move on into late summer before we have even realised it is August. Such is 2021...

Shirley Roberts 10/08/2021 10:56


Humans of Majorca celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary

Happy Diamond Anniversary to Margaret and Chris from all your friends in Mallorca...

Shirley Roberts 05/08/2021 11:17


Nan’s Day Out to Secar de Real and the Monastery

Our contributor Shirley visits the enormous Monestir de la Real, hidden in plain sight.

Shirley Roberts 29/07/2021 11:33


Spotlight on Soller: The Countdown to August begins

Come and join us in our world – you are very welcome in the Soller Valley!

Shirley Roberts 27/07/2021 10:28


Nan’s Day Out to the furthest corner of the bay

Our contributor Shirley visits an amazing unspoiled, old fashioned, small town on the northeast coast of Mallorca.

Shirley Roberts 22/07/2021 10:44


Spotlight on Soller: The change in the Covid Season

How has the pandemic changed the lives of the inhabitants of the Soller Valley?

Shirley Roberts 20/07/2021 10:30


Nan’s Day Out to the Santa Catalina Barrio...

Find out why the Santa Catalina Barrio is a favourite for many looking to buy or rent long term.

Shirley Roberts 15/07/2021 12:05


Spotlight on Soller: Here comes the competition

What will change for the Soller Valley when it turns amber?

Shirley Roberts 13/07/2021 10:37


Humans of Mallorca: The Ratlines of Mallorca

There was a time when Hitler's favourite commando was in Mallorca.

Shirley Roberts 08/07/2021 12:05


Spotlight on Soller: July arrives and brings its friends…

Life is returning to the "old normal" with a bang in the Soller Valley. Everything is open and the beach life is superb.

Shirley Roberts 06/07/2021 11:37


Nan’s Day Out to Randa…

Our contributor Shirley visits Puig de Randa, the highest point in the centre of the island and one of Mallorca’s sacred mountains.

Shirley Roberts 01/07/2021 11:54


Spotlight on Soller: Where are all our children going?

So how is life in the Soller Valley after the Balearic Island nudged up into the Green Zone?

Shirley Roberts 29/06/2021 10:45


Nan’s Day Out to the Church Bazaar

The Church has to completely revise its game plan for the immediate future.

Shirley Roberts 24/06/2021 13:10


Spotlight on Soller: A World Heritage site…

The Serra de Tramuntana have been declared a World Heritage Site for 10 years - What changes have we really seen?

Shirley Roberts 22/06/2021 10:26