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Tuesday January 29, 2019

The tower of Babel?

Some time ago I was happily introduced to Alejandro Blasi, a locally based musician here in Mallorca who collaborates regularly with well known artist, Donovan. He and his fellow musician Diego Blanco, form the duo Babel, and Blue Dance is their new album. It is a lyrical mix of sonorous and arty music using both modern and ancient instruments such...


Tuesday January 29, 2019

Those boots are made for walking

During this cool and bracing winter weather in Mallorca, I like nothing better than to pull on some warm layers and a good windproof jacket and head up into the hills for a hike. In my book there are two different sorts: the relaxing and the challenging!

If I’m looking for a challenge, I go mountain climbing with my terrifyingly fit...


Sunday January 27, 2019

Almond Fever

We are fast approaching February when the glorious almond blossom here in Mallorca is in flower so to gear up for the big event, here are some of my own culinary treats that are quick and easy to make and which celebrate the marvellous almond. For those who enjoy almond milk, why not make your own rather than rely on...


Sunday January 27, 2019

Winter wonders in Mallorca

We’re clinging onto the last few days of January 2019 but already poised for February fun. it seems that the month has flown by and in some ways that’s no great hardship given that we’ll be that much closer to the arrival of Spring! I’ve sluggishly got back to marathon training after succumbing to two consecutive colds (that’ll teach me...


Saturday June 23, 2018

Burro Books will soon be riding into town!

Finally here I am posting a few morsels following a lengthy time away from this website for which I apologise. The good news is that I have not been idle!

Aside from juggling my books, journalistic assignments and copywriting, I have for some months been establishing my own niche publishing company. This has been a long term project and...


Monday October 16, 2017

Marathon moments in Palma

Yesterday, despite being a Sunday, I was up at 6.30am and donning my running wear ready for the annual half marathon race in Palma. Some years ago I ran the whole marathon but as the 42km course consists of two quite onerous loops, I decided that once was enough!

A few years after completing the full Palma marathon, I...


Wednesday October 11, 2017

Scrumptious fare at Santi Taura of Lloseta

One of my guilty pleasures here in Mallorca is returning again and again to restaurants that awaken all the senses and offer a gastronomic experience that isn’t about pomp, mores and manners but rather focusing on relaxation, warmth of ambience and the food and wine. Friendly, informed and discreet staff go a long way to making the experience special too.



Wednesday August 30, 2017

Cheeky Chicks!

It doesn’t matter how many times my hens spawn new broods of baby chicks, I always greet each batch with wild excitement and wonder. I know that a few will sadly perish along the way but I try my utmost to protect them from danger and to give them a fighting chance.

Of course living in the countryside in Mallorca...


Wednesday August 9, 2017

All about the famed annual Marxa des Güell overnight walk - Palma to Lluc!

I was delighted to be interviewed by David Holzer for Deia Olive Press, on behalf of Charles Marlow the exclusive estate agent in Deia. Here is the interview in full:
Writer Anna Nicholas walks the Marxa des Güell for charity – by David Holzer

I’ve always been fascinated by the Marxa des Güell, the overnight walk from central Palma...


Monday June 12, 2017

Jungle Fever!

Well I am finally back from my three week humanitarian expedition to deepest Colombia, under the auspices of indefatigable British veteran explorer, Colonel John Blashford-Snell. And what an incredible experience it turned out to be!

Our international team of 15 flew from Bogota to the southern tip of the country, to the bustling river port of Leticia. From there we sailed...