The Pig Slaughter, An Annual Tradition in Mallorca

She was 220 kilos (485 pounds). She was black and white (and pink) and huge.  She met her fate on a chilly morning in the middle of January in the back yard of Maria and Willy’s house in rural Mallorca, not 1 kilometer from the village of Artá.  I never met her, but I am... Continue Reading →

How to make you holiday more eco-friendly. Help us keep Mallorca clean. Please!

I love the word 'eco-tourism'.   It combines both two concepts I very much love, travel and love of the Earth.  And don't they go hand in hand? We love to travel because we love to see more of the earth we love.  The Earth is beautiful because of all it different eco-systems and thanks... Continue Reading →

Films Without Borders -Berlin

Last September I was very lucky to have been invited to the Films Without Borders festival in Berlin.  Actually, the festival is located it a charming lakeside village called Bad Saarow, well outside of the metropolis.  Berlin, from what I understand, is a sort of a Mecca for film festivals, and although this one is... Continue Reading →

Pop-Up Dinner Concert Artá, June 8th and 9th! Save the Date!

Now this is whimsical indeed! Hosted by Laura Lockington and myself, we are delighted to announce that Chef Kanthi Thamma of The Spice Circuit is coming to Artá to do a pop-up gourmet, Southern Indian, 6-course dinner right here in my own garden! While he is in the kitchen performing his magic, I will be... Continue Reading →

Finca Biniagual, 2016 Rosé review. Finca Biniagual, 2016 reseña de Rosé.

(Desplácese mas abajo para la versión en Castellano) This is a remarkable Rosé! I have decided that I will only post wine reviews for wines that I like and would honestly recommend. For 2 reasons, the first and most important being that I like to say positive things and I was taught that if you... Continue Reading →

Dog Grooming for dogs that bite.

Long story short, dogs that bite get rejected by dog groomers. For some dogs, going to the groomers is like going to the dentist for people like me.   A stranger coming at you with sharp objects is rater unpleasant. If you have a dog that you feel needs regular grooming, its probably best to... Continue Reading →

Juice Fasting. My experience.

There is so much said these days about juicing, good and bad!  I made the decision to try it out after quite a bit of research.  I knew what I was signing up for.  I took it easy and I layed low.  I did 2 weeks.  I was not easy,  but I loved it and... Continue Reading →

A Portuguese Red

Papa Figos, Vihno Tinto 2015, Casa Ferreirinha, D.O. Douro In early January I spent a fabulous weekend in Lisbon, Portugal, with plenty to write home about!  The people in Lisbon are authentic and genuinely friendly.  It's always exciting to bring home a bottle or two of wine to share with friends, and this Papa Figos was exceptional. Portuguese... Continue Reading →

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