Eat, drink, sleep Mallorca seemed the perfect title for my second blog, as it brings together some of the things that give me a great deal of pleasure, living here on the Balearic island of Mallorca – my home since 2004.
My other blog is all about the life I share with The Boss and a glaring (a very appropriate collective noun) of cats on a Mallorcan finca. Eat, drink, sleep Mallorca is where you can read articles, comments, and news about some of my other interests: anything foodie, wine, and hotels – all Mallorca-related.
I’ve always been interested in cooking and foodie stuff – although the ‘inventive’ cod and banana dish (yes, I’m afraid so) that I devised as a young newlywed ought to have been grounds for divorce. These days, people don’t need to be too scared when they’re invited for a meal!
Experience in the hospitality industry
My UK CV includes a few years in PR in the hotel industry (alongside a broadcasting career), and although quite a few years have passed since I swapped PR for journalism, hotels are my not-so-secret passion. Ask The Boss, who is used to me diving into unfamiliar hotels to have a scout around.
Whilst I was working in the hotel business during the week, I began a future broadcasting career at the weekends (yes, I am a bit of a workaholic). I went on to become a radio presenter on weekdays, whilst still writing for some hospitality industry clients. When I left the UK to move to Mallorca, I’d been presenting a daily weekday programme on BBC local radio for five years, following five previous years in the independent radio sector.
Since February 2015, I have hosted a weekly one-hour show on Mallorca Sunshine Radio 106.1FM.
Writer and blogger
My work as a freelance writer for local lifestyle magazine abcMallorca (I wrote my first article for them for the January 2008 edition) has kept me up to date with the gastronomic and hotel scene on the island, as well as other tourism-related subjects. I have recently stopped working for this publication and website – after 10 years – to concentrate on some personal projects.
As well as abcMallorca, I have contributed articles to the following off-island publications and websites: The Telegraph (expat edition), The Business Travel News, Spain magazine, Food & Wine Journal, to name a few. I have had several hundred articles published since I moved to Mallorca, and links to a few samples are below:
This blog includes some reviews of restaurants and hotels, based on personal (and with very few exceptions) paid-for visits The Boss and I have made.
I have seen some amusing English translations of dishes since I’ve lived here – one of which was so hilarious that I start giggling whenever I remember it. I’m doing it now!
If you’re a restaurateur on Mallorca translating your menu from castellano to English and want to be sure your customers don’t fall about laughing as a result, I am happy to proofread for you. Let’s talk!
Looking for a writer about Mallorca?
Gastronomy, hotels, tourism, and more. Please get in touch by email. You can rely on me to meet deadlines and provide my own hi-res images to accompany articles.
If you’re just interested in reading about one person’s personal experiences of eating, drinking, and staying on Mallorca, I hope you’ll become a follower of this blog.
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