Tuesday April 21, 2015

British expats rally for more winter flights to Majorca

It’s the same old chestnut. Every autumn as soon as happy summer holidaymakers have packed up and returned home to different parts of Europe, Majorca rapidly goes into hibernation. The knock on effect of this is that resorts fast become ghost towns and hotels and restaurants close up from as early as November. Naturally this is dismal for the local...


Monday April 11, 2011

Spring has sprung!

anna-nicholas.com Newsletter April 2011

Spring time in Mallorca
What a glorious time it is to be in Mallorca. The fat and juicy lemons are literally hanging from the trees and wild and delicious notes of jasmine and orange blossom fill the air. Temperatures here have soared and we’re experiencing the sort of weather we normally come to expect of June. No one’s complaining!...


Tuesday January 26, 2010

Another New Year!

anna-nicholas.com Newsletter January 2010

Belated New Year Greetings
It’s extraordinary how time seems to swallow you up when a considerable part of your life is spent welded to a computer in a basement. Not that this bothers me. Oh no, not at all, and since the arrival at Christmas of Borat, my son Ollie’s Kazakhstani hamster, I have had excellent company. It’s not...


Saturday October 24, 2009

anna-nicholas.com newsletter October 2009

Goats from a Small Island book launch 2009

A Big Gracias!
Many of you may rightly have thought I’d dropped off the perch given the shameful delay in getting this latest newsletter to you but my feeble excuse is work. The last month has hurtled by in a blur and mostly because I have been a tope with sorting out my book launches and myotragus centenary celebrations in...


Tuesday July 21, 2009

We Have Lift Off!

Booked Out
This has, dear readers, been a mad month which saw the official publication of Goats from a Small Island-I say ‘official’ because amazon was dishing out books before I even received an author copy by post. I jest you not. Mind you, the postal donkeys take their time ambling up through the mountains and have a tendency to...


Tuesday June 2, 2009

Mallorca Reveals a Scientific Phenomenon of its Own!

Mallorca’s very own Dodo
Goats from a Small Island, my third book about life in rural Mallorca will be published by Summersdale in July. I am delighted by the growing media interest in my central theme of Myotragus, the little mouse-goat that became extinct in the Baleares about 5000 years ago. Myotragus was discovered in 1909 by Dorothea Bate, a...


Sunday March 22, 2009

Myotragus…the year of the Mallorcan mouse-goat!

Goats from a Small Island
There is nothing more liberating that being released from the shackles of the writing den and if another well meaning person says that penning a book is surely an inspirational process in which the muse acts as guide, I shall go into the orchard and knock myself out with a very large lemon. The fact...