Tuesday, 18 June 2013

When do school summer holidays start in Majorca?

Well, it is certainly hot here on the island now and summer is definitely underway.

So, if you are wondering when schools in Mallorca break up for their summer holidays then it may be sooner than you image.

Schools in Mallorca have their last day this Friday, on June 21st and will not return until September. Yes, those lucky kids get nearly three months summer holiday.

So, If next week you notice more kids on the beach in Soller now you know why.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Festes and Firas in Deia are set to start on the 20th June

In honor of Sant Joan, the local fiestas of Deia will start on the 20th June going through to the 24th June.

A wide range of activities will take place in the village of Deia, near Soller. A full schedule will be posted soon.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Mallorca cutting down on cash in hand work in Sa Calobra

Two people have been arrested, one is a restaurant manager in Sa Calobra, for employing seven people to work cash in hand, without contracts, for up to 14 hours per day.

The seven employees are all from foreign nationalities. Does this mean they were being exploited?

Although illegal, many people work 'cash in hand' in Soller and the surrounding areas. Having lived there I know many.

Is it exploitation? or a means of surviving for the employees?

I will leave this open for debate, only saying when I received my first contract in Soller it took a whole weight of my mind.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Lots of Jellyfish in the Port

My son went to go swimming yesterday and has warned that there were hundreds of Jellyfish of all different colours.

The stings are very painful so you be be cautious. The lifeguards have treatment for stings and keep an eye out to see if the Jellyfish flag is up, as they tend to come and go in swarms.

If you would rater be on the safe side in case your or your child does get stung here's an effective spray that you can take with you.