Eat, drink, sleep Mallorca is a compilation of my musings about some of the pleasures of living on the Balearic island of Mallorca – my full-time home since 2004.
You’ll find articles, comments, news, and images all related to anything foodie, wine, or hotels – all in Mallorca.
I’ve always been a foodie and interested in cooking – although the ‘inventive’ cod and banana dish (yes, I’m afraid so) that I once devised as a young newlywed ought to have been grounds for divorce. These days, people don’t need to be scared when they’re invited for a meal!
Looking for a freelance writer about Mallorca?
If you’re an editor of a publication or website looking for features, reviews, or news articles relating to Mallorca’s gastronomy and hospitality offering, please get in touch by email using the form below. 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 a British expat’s experiences of eating, drinking, a staying in hotels in Mallorca, please do sign up to receive future posts by email. I also have another blog about my rural life with The Boss and a glaring (a very appropriate collective noun, particularly at feeding time) of cats on a Mallorcan finca.
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Can we work together?
If you are a PR or represent a restaurant, bar, or hotel on Mallorca that may be interesting for me to write about, please get in touch to discuss possibilities.
Experience in the hospitality industry
My UK CV includes a few years in hotel-industry PR for two international chains, a private owned country house hotel, and an independent property in Mayfair, London.
Although I no longer work in the hospitality sector, hotels (and restaurants) are my not-so-secret passion and I particularly enjoy reviewing these and giving feedback on the experience.
In the UK, I took part in ‘snagging’ stays to test new hotels’ facilities and services.
Whilst working in the hotel business during the week, I began a future broadcasting career, presenting a weekend overnight radio show in Birmingham, syndicated across five local independent stations.
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.
My broadcasting career has also included occasional continuity announcing on ITV Central and corporate video presenting. In 2017 I was filmed for an Israeli food and travel TV programme on location in Palma; I also featured in an online promotional ‘spot’ for the Balearics ‘Better in Winter’ campaign.
From February 2015 to January 2018, I hosted a weekly one-hour show on the English-language station on Mallorca Sunshine Radio 106.1FM. Since April 2018, I have produced and hosted a show about gastronomy and hospitality: ‘Table Talk’ is broadcast on Saturday mornings from 10:00-12:00h.
Writer and blogger
I’ve written about a wide variety of Mallorca-related topics since 2007, with several hundred articles published across a range of publications.
In print, these have included abcMallorca, Deluxe Mallorca, Majorca Daily Bulletin, The Telegraph (expat edition – now discontinued), Spain magazine, and Food & Wine Journal.
Online publications include Nourish The Guide, The Business Travel News, A Luxury Travel Blog, Insiders Abroad.
Links to a few examples:
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 your English for you. Let’s talk!
If you’d like someone else to do the translation from Spanish to English for you, I am happy to recommend Victoria Amengual Howe – with whom I have had experience of working. Check out her website here:
Find me on Twitter: @MallorcaJan
Find me on Instagram: mallorcajan & eatdrinksleepmallorca
I own the copyright to all written material – and photographs, unless otherwise attributed – published on this blog.