Eat Drink Sleep Mallorca is a compilation of my musings about some of the pleasures of living on the Balearic island of Mallorca, which has been my 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 created 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!
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I also have another blog about my rural life with The Boss and a glaring of cats (a very appropriate collective noun, particularly at feeding time) on a Mallorcan finca.
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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’m no longer working in the hospitality sector, hotels (and restaurants) are my not-so-secret passion and area of expertise.
Broadcaster & Podcaster
Back in the day, whilst I was 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.
I moved to a breakfast show in Coventry and then to Oxford, where I worked on a commercial-radio breakfast show for five years. I then moved to BBC Oxford (and was finally able to throw away my alarm clock), where I presented a daily weekday programme for four-and-a-half years before moving to Mallorca.
I also used to be a continuity announcer on ITV Central and presented corporate videos for the likes of Holiday Inn Worldwide and TNT Worldwide. Yes, I’m a bit of a workaholic …
In 2017 I was filmed (unpaid) for an Israeli food-and-travel TV show on location in Palma de Mallorca; I also donated my time to appear in an online promotional ‘spot’ for the Balearics ‘Better in Winter’ campaign.
From April 2018 until the start of Spain’s strict Covid lockdown in March 2020, I produced and presented the weekly show ‘Table Talk’, about gastronomy and hospitality on English-language station Mallorca Sunshine Radio.
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