Eat, drink, sleep Mallorca is a compilation of my musings about some of the pleasures of living on the Balearic island of Mallorca – 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 no longer work in the hospitality sector, hotels (and restaurants) are my not-so-secret passion and area of expertise.
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.
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.
Since April 2018, I’ve produced and presented a weekly show about gastronomy and hospitality on English-language station Mallorca Sunshine Radio. ‘Table Talk’ is now my hobby and is broadcast Saturday mornings from 10:00-12:00h. You can hear podcasts of previous shows by logging on here:
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