Tag: Mallorca

The tyranny of shoes

I'm sitting in Palma de Mallorca airport, about to board my flight back to London, and silently cursing my shoes. I've just spent a long weekend here and managed to avoid wearing shoes at any point during the visit. It was flip-flops all the way. Or barefoot by the pool. And as ever, it was ...

Rain, rain go away…

After what turned out to be a very pleasant day yesterday, we're back to freezing cold rain here in London today. And I'm not amused. I walked into the office, quickly realising an umbrella would be useless in the face of the winds screaming towards me down the Thames path. Apparently, I wasn't alone - ...

Keeping accountable: An April update

After January's moan-fest-slash-admission-of-fatness post, I thought it was time for an update. This month, after not a lot of progress, I've made a few changes to my routine and I'm happy to say they're paying off for me. Food On the diet front, the biggest change I've made is logging all my food and drink ...

Sitges sunshine

I'm once again in my favourite corner of Spain: Sitges. I've already written about why I like it, but today capped it all. After getting off our flight from Mallorca in Barcelona, we were out of the airport and on our way in a taxi in record time. Despite our flight being more like a ...

Watching the Mallorcan sunset

After a lovely dinner at Puerta Portals yesterday evening, we headed black to Frank's parents' place for a glass of champagne to celebrate his birthday.  Their apartment has phenomenal views over all of Santa Ponça, but especially the beach and the bay. I got clicking from their balcony and continued on our way home later.  ...

Pensioners behaving disgracefully

The serene and calming photo accompanying this post does little to convey the pensioner-related carnage I witnessed shortly after it was taken.  We're now in Mallorca, having enjoyed an excellent few days in Orihuela Costa, north of Murcia.  We're in a hotel in the much-derided (and rightly so) Santa Ponça, which is truly awful at ...

Soaking up some Spanish sun

We've just spent a fantastic few days in Villamartin, Orehuela in Spain. We've been staying with my parents, who have a house here. Even though it's early April, the sun has been kind enough to appear daily and I have basked in its rays every morning and afternoon. https://www.instagram.com/p/BSf60T5FQcF/?taken-by=macpsych I can't believe how lucky we've ...

Making 2017 my Year of Travel!

It's already early March (where did January and February go?!) but so far work has taken me to Dublin three times and Barcelona twice. Both excellent venues, but slightly less so when you're working hard. All the same, I love to travel. Work takes me interesting places and I (normally) get to stay in lovely ...

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The Empire Man

You can usually hear him before you see him. In any town or city on the Mediterranean between the months of April and September, he takes his holiday and lets everyone know what a terrible time he's having. If you can't hear him, you'll certainly see him. He'll be the only person (unless he's travelling ...