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Back to work…

Goodness me, it’s that time of year again. Can you believe I’ve already had five months off and now it’s time to go back to work? Well, I can’t believe it myself, let me tell you!

aloe vera farm in mallorca

Aloe Vera Farm, Mallorca

Today I visited an aloe vera farm in Mallorca with the Winter Activities group. Don’t spend much money Don’t spend much money Don’t spend much money That’s what I was telling myself. Who was I kidding? I spent 59€. And Toni spent another 56€.

bellver castle

Tour of Bellver Castle in 50mm Photos

Mallorca’s Bellver Castle is one of the island’s most emblematic and unique landmarks. The Bellver Castle is located just outside the city of Palma atop a hill of 112m from where the panoramic views of the city and the port are breathtaking. This castle is unique among Spanish castles in that it is entirely circular.

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Where to Buy Your Wine in Mallorca

An annual wine tasting event, a wonderful wine shop and a great delivery service: Today we are talking about Vinamica in Lloseta, Mallorca. If you live in Mallorca or if you visit Mallorca often, the chances are you drink a lot of wine. It’s a Mediterranean thing!

Almond blossom in mallorca

Almond Blossom in Mallorca

At the moment in Mallorca, the almond trees are at their most spectacular, with stunning white and pink blossom. The whole of Mallorca looks like it has had a fresh coat of fluffy snow.

organic farm in majorca

Organic Farm in Majorca

One of our recent visits with our Winter Activities group was to an organic farm in Majorca. The farm is Son Barrina near Llubí and is cultivated by volunteers using the permaculture method of organic farming.

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Bodegas Suau: A Brandy Cellar in Mallorca

Did you know there was a bodega (cellar) dedicated especially to producing brandy in Mallorca? There’s only one on the island and it’s called Bodegas Suau. Have you heard of it? It has been on the go for two centuries and is housed in a majestic and intriguing building.

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Marineland Mallorca Dolphin Torture

I’ve had my concerns about the cramped conditions that the beautiful dolphins are kept in at Marineland Mallorca for some years. Now it seems those concerns have finally been confirmed.

Walking Tour of Palma's Jewish Quarter

Walking Tour of Palma’s Jewish Quarter

A few weeks ago I took a walking tour of Palma’s Jewish Quarter with a group of friends. We did the walking tour of Palma’s Jewish Quarter with a company that we’d never used before: Rutas de Palma. It does what it says on the tin: Routes of Palma.

artesonado ben jakober

What’s The Big Secret About The Coffered Ceiling At Ben Jakober Foundation?

At the Yanick and Ben Jakober Foundation in Alcudia they are so secretive about that coffered ceiling, or artesonado that they have. I don’t get it. If I had a ceiling like that in my house I’d be unbelievably proud!

birdwatching in mondrago

Birdwatching in Mondragó, Mallorca

More than Birdwatching in Mondragó, I guess the title should really be Bird-counting in Mondragó. Yes, I spent last Saturday birdwatching (or counting) in the natural park of Mondragó in Mallorca with our ‘Winter Activities‘. We were participating in the official bird count that takes place all over Spain

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Sa Llego Fun Run In Sa Pobla

Sa Llego fun run in Sa Pobla in Mallorca is quite a big sporting event on the island and it was my first ever competitive race (unless you count the 4 mile fun run when I was six – which my parents certainly do!).

Hospes Maricel New Years Eve

Hospes Maricel Majorca NYE: Never Again

It seems the DJ hired for the New Year’s Eve party at the Hospes Maricel in Majorca just can’t wait to ring in the new year. He’s finished his explanation about the grapes and now he’s itching to celebrate. It’s not time yet, but he thinks that the guests don’t know that.

Santueri Castle

Santueri Castle in Mallorca

Santueri Castle is one of only three rocky castles in Mallorca. The other two are the Castell del Rey in Pollensa, which is private and is not open to the public, and Alaro Castle, which is the most famous one, with a popular walk followed by delicious lamb.

Alcudia Sunrise

Alcudia Sunrise

Witnessing the Alcudia sunrise might not be top of your list of things to do in Alcudia when you are on your holidays, but I can guarantee you that if you get yourself out of bed you will realise it is worth the effort.