Shirley Roberts
Shirley Roberts

'Soller Shirley' Facebook page started fifteen years ago. The daily ramblings on events and life in the Soller Valley continues to this day. ‘Spotlight on Soller’ is a weekly page in the Mallorca Bulletin and has been for over 10 years. I Immersed myself in the Soller world I left London for. Every day I learn something new and tell the tale. I was part of three generational move to the Soller Valley and have had the joy of watching my grandchildren grow on this wonderful island. A previous life in journalism for the Times Newspaper, General Manager of a London Hotel and the creator of a start-up company, in North London (eventually sold to a PLC) sums up my life. I am now back where I started, writing stories every day and looking after, Humans of Mallorca and Nan’s Day’s Out. I just love to tell a tale…


All Things Soller: Changing of seasons

The past 20 years has seen an explosion in the schools in Mallorca available using the English language.

Shirley Roberts 12/09/2022 00:46


All things Soller: Our sunset world

The lighthouse above the Repic beach is a stunning location to see the sunset.

Shirley Roberts 06/09/2022 14:23


Benito, a ‘Human of Mallorca’ and a 'Man of the Sea'…

Benito knows every inch of the coastline and all the creatures who live in it.

Shirley Roberts 29/08/2022 19:47


All Things Soller: Moving from one season to the next...

This winter heralds the beginning of uncertainty with the cost of living crisis likely to impact tourists next year.

Shirley Roberts 29/08/2022 10:48


All Things Soller: Time to party!

Events happen daily from Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 August when a glorious Band Festival and a Nit of Art brings events to a close.

Shirley Roberts 21/08/2022 22:30


See Mallorca: A Day out to Son Mico

A stop known and loved by thousands of walkers every year.

Shirley Roberts 21/08/2022 17:49


Life was lived Mallorcan style, on the street

The villages of the Soller Valley have unwritten rules which identify the time and place where people hang out.

Shirley Roberts 13/08/2022 11:56


All things Soller: transport and communication

Vision planning is very important for the Town Hall as the countdown begins to next years’ elections.

Shirley Roberts 12/08/2022 11:32


All about Soller - Life on a small island with big aspirations…

The front page of the Travel section of the New York Times recently had an article about tourism to ‘small island’ Mallorca.

Shirley Roberts 02/08/2022 09:45


All things Soller: New faces in the Valley

The fascination of the Soller Valley is that it will ebb and flow dependant of who is in its landscape.

Shirley Roberts 25/07/2022 11:55


Three ‘wolves’ are my Humans of Mallorca this week

The Canadian Wolf Pack have landed in Spain and I met three of the ‘wolves’ in Soller this week!

Shirley Roberts 23/07/2022 16:27


Travelling around Mallorca: a visit to the Capelleta

The Capelleta is the gothic Church which is built to resemble the shrine of Bernadette in Lourdes.

Shirley Roberts 09/07/2022 10:00


Medical madness in Soller

The hospital situation for the Soller Valley continues to be debated as the one our area is attached to is Son Llatzer.

Shirley Roberts 04/07/2022 13:38


All things Soller: Summer is here

Soller’s outdoor pool has just opened and that is very important for local people and visitors who use it as their beach club.

Shirley Roberts 24/06/2022 10:30


Travelling around Mallorca: to the fishing village in Puerto Soller

The experience is different for everyone – come and join us soon and enjoy it yourself.

Shirley Roberts 23/06/2022 12:46


All things Soller: Can Prunera is open again!

It’s now time to get ‘our summer on’ and have the best time!

Shirley Roberts 19/06/2022 09:30


Summer traditions in our world and a favourite in Puerto Soller

Make a plan to be with others on this most special night of the year…

Shirley Roberts 18/06/2022 10:00


Travelling around Mallorca: to the Muleta

The trip to the Lighthouse from the Repic Beach in Puerto Soller is an old favourite. This works on so many levels for those who holiday here.

Shirley Roberts 13/06/2022 10:36


All things Soller: Normal holiday life is back

The new New York to Palma flight route is important to all the island but has a special significance in the Soller Valley.

Shirley Roberts 10/06/2022 10:00