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: Let’s bring the party to Soller

This summer might turn out to be the best for events and gatherings in years in the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 15/06/2021 11:13


Nan’s Day Out to the village of the stars

Our contributor Shirley visits one of the hidden gems of inland Mallorca.

Shirley Roberts 10/06/2021 12:04


Spotlight on Soller: June has definitely arrived

Everything is now fully open, with no curfew, but there is an expectation of reasonableness.

Shirley Roberts 08/06/2021 11:21


Nan’s Day Out to Puigpunyent, Establiments and trams…

Today our contributor Shirley visits an idyllic mountain village with one of the best hotels in Mallorca.

Shirley Roberts 03/06/2021 12:00


Spotlight on Soller: High energy and moving on

Summer is almost here and with the Soller train back, the town is open to visitors.

Shirley Roberts 01/06/2021 11:33


Nan’s days out to Pina

This week Shirley visits the small village of Pina where ‘Nomadlanders’ are buoyant.

Shirley Roberts 27/05/2021 11:40


Spotlight on Soller: All about the distance travelled…

Check out what's been happening in Sóller this week and how became ‘the’ live music venue of Mallorca.

Shirley Roberts 25/05/2021 15:46


Nan’s Day Out to Llucmajor

Our contributor Shirley visits Llucmajor, 20 km from one of Mallorca's best beaches, Es trenc.

Shirley Roberts 19/05/2021 15:20


Spotlight on Soller: The Fun Begins

The 2021 season has begun, as people are back and restaurants are busy in the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 18/05/2021 15:29


Nan’s Day Out to the pla

Today Shirley explores a place in the middle of the island where time appears to have stood still.

Shirley Roberts 13/05/2021 14:57


Spotlight on Soller: Where are the guns and fire?

The slow start to the season begins after The Firo comes to its virtual end for another year.

Shirley Roberts 11/05/2021 11:22

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Welcome to the new Anglican Chaplain in Mallorca

Interview with Dr Ishanesu Sextus Gusha, the new Chaplain of the Anglican Church in Palma.

Shirley Roberts 08/05/2021 14:22


Nan’s Day Out: To find the people

Our columnist Shirley visited a remote village with the most unique hydrological phenomenon in Mallorca.

Shirley Roberts 05/05/2021 12:50


Spotlight on Soller: All in the chatter this week…

The inhabitants of the Soller Valley begin to rediscover what normal life used to be like.

Shirley Roberts 03/05/2021 14:33


Humans of Mallorca lend us their Itinerant Art

Our Columnist Shirley Roberts interviews the masterminds behind ‘Itinerant art’ in the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 29/04/2021 12:06


Spotlight on Soller: It’s off to work we go...

There is a lot of work going on in the Soller Valley world right now, preparing for the 11th of May, one of the most important days for the town.

Shirley Roberts 27/04/2021 15:06


Nan’s Day Out: to Sineu and Petra

This week Shirley visited the parish Church of Santa Maria, a must-see for many tourists visiting the area.

Shirley Roberts 22/04/2021 11:44


Spotlight on Soller: Snow in April in the Soller Valley

There is government talk going on right now about the rights and wrongs of imposing any curfew once the State of Alarm is lifted.

Shirley Roberts 20/04/2021 04:41


When tourism was young in the Valley

The menu in 2021 is Mallorcan Home cooking with recipes passed through the generations.

Shirley Roberts 15/04/2021 11:40


Countdown to Virtual Firo in Soller

The mood around the Soller Valley this weekend is like a deflating balloon.

Shirley Roberts 13/04/2021 06:14