Who else has realised it’s the last day of April today and wondered what happened to the rest of the month? This lockdown – with its days blending into each other because of their sameness – has made the month fly by. It’s the first of May tomorrow but, more importantly, it’s Mother’s Day in Spain on Sunday. If you’re still fortunate enough to have your mum, and she’s in Mallorca, chances are that the […]
What to expect at Porreres's apricot fair.
These warm and hospitable English hosts look forward to welcoming you...
Healthy vines lead to healthier wines. That’s not just rhetoric for the Mallorcan winemaker Bàrbara Mesquida Mora – whose wines are the result of vineyards made healthy through biodynamic cultivation. Celler Mesquida Mora is a relatively new winery (started in 2012), but Bàrbara brought a barrelful of experience to her own project – having run her family’s winery with her brother Jaume for some years. It was during that time that the siblings discovered the benefits of […]
Having been otherwise ‘occupied’ – first with a bad bout of bronchitis (at this time of year!) and then with family visitors – I was grateful to fellow blogger William Newton (whose excellent ‘Blog of the Courtier’ is worth adding to your reading list) for bringing to my attention an article about characterful hotels on Mallorca. It was published in The Daily Telegraph’s travel section and features five hotels on this island chosen by journalist Annie […]