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“A warm and intelligent account of expat life in Spain filled with humorous anecdotes” Daily Telegraph Expat

“Anna once again manages to make me want to give up my life in London and set up shop on a Spanish island” Live Your Life e-zine

“Endearing, funny…” Real Travel magazine


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Thursday May 5, 2016

Time to get to grips with Spanish!

My new monthly column is now available online.

This month I have focused on the nitty gritty issue of learning the language when one decides to relocate to a new destination. In the case of Britons residing in Spain, many refuse to take lessons or prioritise learning Spanish because they assume most locals will speak English. This is not always...


Friday April 1, 2016

April 1st- New Telegraph Expat Bulletin and a good drenching in the rain!

Read the latest expat news today from Telegraph Expat which also includes my latest monthly column You can sign up here to receive regular Telegraph Expat weekly news bulletins for free!

Today in Soller it has been rather wet and windy but that didn’t stop me throwing on my old gym gear this morning and heading off along...


Friday April 1, 2016

Sangria proves life giving benefits in new research!

Incredible new scientific research proves that drinking one of Spain’s favourite tipples will bring about wonderful medicinal benefits! The natural goodness of freshly squeezed orange juice from Valencia and peach slices adds to the overall beneficial effects of the drink. Log on to the video to see the research for yourselves! Bottoms up! ‪#‎Sangria4life‬

Wednesday March 30, 2016

Interview on Mallorca Sunshine Radio!

On Thursday 31, March at 10am my interview with Jan Edwards, the wonderful presenter at Mallorca Sunshine Radio 106.1FM will be broadcast. Jan is also deputy editor for abcMallorca magazine. Jan wanted to know a little bit more about my new title, A Chorus of Cockerels, which will be published on 9, June 2016 so I gave her some...


Wednesday March 30, 2016

New Telegraph Expat Monthly Column!

I’m delighted to announce that my new monthly column in Telegraph Expat is now available to read online. This month I take a look at all the faddy food diets doing the rounds back in the UK, and suggest that instead people think about adopting a simple Mediterranean diet, similar to the one i keep here in Mallorca....


Tuesday February 9, 2016

Telegraph Expat sign up!

Many readers have asked me how to subscribe for free to the Telegraph Expat section for which I pen a regular monthly column. This is the sign-up link and here is where to access my archived Telegraph Expat blogs directly.

Tuesday February 9, 2016

the wonders of Mallorcan sheep

What is it about Mallorcan sheep that makes them so appealing? Could it be the long ears, shaggy capuccino pelts or simply their wonderful curiosity and lust for life?

Sunday February 7, 2016

A Chorus of Cockerels coming soon!

I’m delighted to announce that I am on very last edits of A Chorus of Cockerels. Now available to pre-order on

The book will be published by Summersdale Publishing on 9, June and available from Waterstones, WH Smith and all good bookshops as well as on amazon and in kindle version. It’s been a bit of a challenge to complete...


Sunday February 7, 2016

How a new bookshop breathed life into a small Mallorcan town

Not long ago, the popular bookshop in my rural town of Soller in Majorca, sadly closed its doors. Calabruix had been run for 33 years by two wonderful ladies named Margalida who, as well as sharing a name, also shared a passion for books.

But out of the blue, one of these inspiring women suddenly fell gravely ill and a short...


Sunday February 7, 2016

The sound of Spanish silence

A friend from London recently came to stay and told me how much she was looking forward to a blissfully tranquil weekend in the Majorcan countryside. Arriving in a flurry on a Friday evening, pale-faced, tired and stressed, she made straight for the bottle of Rioja winking at her from a sideboard in the kitchen.

At dinner she mentioned the horrendous...