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…


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


Nan’s Day Out for Easter 2021

Mimi, my middle granddaughter was my companion as we pointed the car in the direction of Esporles.

Shirley Roberts 08/04/2021 13:45


Here comes the season

Easter is all over now and the visitors begin to return to whence they came.

Shirley Roberts 06/04/2021 10:14


Peggy Linggood – A Human of Mallorca

Life didn’t turn out as she expected when she came here...

Shirley Roberts 01/04/2021 09:52


Easter dawns with no parades

Easter expectations of ‘families’ home for the holidays’ have largely been dashed.

Shirley Roberts 30/03/2021 04:18


Say hello to Rachel and Sally…

Lemon Pie Catering has fed the villas and functions of this Soller for a few years now.

Shirley Roberts 25/03/2021 10:30


‘To open or not open – that is the question’

The Orange Fiesta is being planned for May when low key local events will take place followed by the Orange menus at participating restaurants.

Shirley Roberts 22/03/2021 15:52


Happy 5th birthday

Humans of Mallorca will be one place where the decision makers can hear the voices of all those, who choose to tell me their story.

Shirley Roberts 21/03/2021 12:05


How to define ‘New Normal’

Easter will be different again this year, as for the second year the parades have been cancelled.

Shirley Roberts 16/03/2021 12:17


Ellen Joosten and the ‘Soul of Soller’

The book is an act of love for Ellen who is one of the second homers here and comes to stay as often as she can.

Shirley Roberts 15/03/2021 13:28


Good News Week in Soller

So much work going on behind the scenes to make sure we are all vaccinated and ready to receive the incomers when the permissions are granted by Governments.

Shirley Roberts 09/03/2021 12:19


Time to make a decision or two

"This is just a snapshot of a much bigger subject we will be learning about this year."

Shirley Roberts 02/03/2021 13:14


So many beautiful days in our world

The life of the Soller Valley will go on in all its beauty as Spring is the most glorious season here.

Shirley Roberts 02/03/2021 12:53


Alive with new ideas in our world

Take a look at Soller Valley's latest news and what are the new expectations of its inhabitants.

Shirley Roberts 23/02/2021 10:40


Sewing the positive seeds

The glowing future seeds are really sprouting in the Soller Valley beginning the post Covid hedonism which is being predicted.

Shirley Roberts 16/02/2021 12:18


Another brick in the wall…

The Soller population who are not working are looking for things to fill their time, in common with many all over the island.

Shirley Roberts 09/02/2021 11:56


All about the figures this week

Take a look at what has been happening in Sóller this week and how its residents are thriving even in these difficult times.

Shirley Roberts 02/02/2021 13:41


Life is a challenge in Soller this week

Life goes on in the Soller Valley in all the ways that life does. Illness, work, weddings and day to day routines in these difficult times.

Shirley Roberts 26/01/2021 12:01


The eerie world of the Soller Valley

Take a look at what has been happening in the Sóller Valley lately and how its residents are living under the new restrictions.

Shirley Roberts 19/01/2021 12:19


Off to a flying start for 2021

The beginning of 2021 in the valley of Sóller is presented with another 15-day lockdown, and a lot of renovation work for this summer.

Shirley Roberts 12/01/2021 12:24