Es Trenc

Events in Mallorca – March

Firstly, there is a collection being done by Antonia Triguero for refugees who are currently arriving on the Greek island of Kos. She has managed to get a shipping company in Inca to pay for a 40 foot container to be sent over there, and she has until this Friday to fill it! She is looking for: donations of: tents, sleeping bags, blankets (but not heavy), baby carriers, strollers, wheelchairs, comfortable walking shoes, socks, underwear, travel bags, raincoats, nappies, women’s sanitary towels and tampons, soap and shampoo (small 200 ml bottles), toothbrushes and toothpaste, sweatpants, summer hats, spring jackets, baby wipes and powdered milk.  If you check on the TRE website later there will be a list of the collection points in and around Inca and across Mallorca.

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This Thursday is St Patrick’s Day and at Sanddancers Bar in Cala Bona you can join in their Annual “ST PADDIES PARTY NIGHT!” which is always a lot of fun, laughter, and I guess a few Guinnesses as well. There will be Irish music and free Irish hats for everyone.

Happy St Patricks Day

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Or you can popover to Heroes Bar in Portals where Hugh Carville will be organising his last quiz of the winter season.    Heroes-Logo  Quiz

 

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At Mood Beach there will be the Supper Club with speakers talking about Traditional Chinese Medicine, plus dinner will be available for 19.95 for two courses on Thursday evening at 7pm. You need to book in advance by emailing info@moodbeach.com

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If you like Deep House and Yoga then why not try experiencing both at the same time on Friday evening when Saskia Griffiths presents a two hour session, she describes it like a “yoga party”· It’s from 20.30 until 22.30 at the Zunray Yoga Studio in Palma.

On Saturday March 19th you can take in the sights and sounds of the Santa Margalida Agricultural Fair which kicks off the Spring fair season. There’s normally something for everybody from farm animals to displays of classic cars.

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On Sunday March 20th you can enjoy a great St Patrick’s Day festival in Santa Ponsa where there will be more than a hundred market stalls and a parade through the streets in the afternoon.

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Also on Sunday 20 March there will be a fundraising event at SPAP in Palma in support of some of their animal loving colleagues who have been fined for protesting about an upcoming bullfight on the island. That will start at 11am and go on until 4pm. There will be talks about animal welfare, a raffle, a market, a quiz, live music and vegan food on sale.

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Then we are into the Easter celebrations which are always quite amazing in Mallorca. If you want to entertain, or even scare, the kids a little, then take them along to the Fira del Ram funfair in Son Fusteret close to the Son Castello industrial estate in Palma. The funfair is open every day until Sunday April 10th.

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If you like eating then pop along to the Street Food festival in Port Adriano during the weekend of the 25th, 26th and 27th of March. It’s on every afternoon from 5pm to late, you can eat yourself around the world and check out some rather cool looking food trucks and other vehicles as well.

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On the Saturday of the same weekend, if you like nature, hiking and adventure sports then nip up to Escorca in Lluc for a day discovering businesses and like minded souls at the Nature Esport exhibition.

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The Corner Bar in Palma is having an anniversary bash on Saturday 26th March. They’re also hosting speed interviews for wannabe crew. Super yaThe Corner Bar Palma.pngcht professionals will be returning to the Corner Bar to help them celebrate their anniversary and welcome new crew to Palma, helping them to find their feet here, offering support and advice in job hunting, training, and CVs.

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Also on Saturday March 26th local artist Vivian Borsoni will be exhibiting at her studio on Calle Fabrica 13b in Santa Catalina in Palma. She will be joined by another artist, Birgit Dierker. They are both very popular artists, and it’s well worth a visit. The show will open at 18.00.

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On Sunday March 20th there will be a Asociacion Ondine beach clean up at Playa Es Trenc from 11.30 until 15.00.  It’s organised with a Facebook group for Palma Yacht Crew, but everyone is encouraged to join in. In February 120 enthusiastic and environmentally responsible beach cleaners cleaned up the Eastern half of Playa de Es Trenc and collected more than 500 kilos of rubbish. It was a beautiful day out on the beach for everyone. So with the hugely positive experience freshly in mind, they will now attack the Western end of the beach this time leaving it completely free of plastics ! They will be meeting in Ses Covetes on the Western end of Playa d’Es Trenc at 11.30 hrs.

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After finishing with the clean up, delicious baguettes with different toppings will be available for 5 Euros a piece as well as beers, sodas and water straight from the ice cooler. All proceeds will go to Asociacion Ondine. Don’t forget to bring with you heavy duty plastic bags, gloves, snacks, water and some money for lunch – and if you are brave; a swimsuit !

There are now two more dates for “One Table Four Conversations” which is the most recent ISLA Theatre Project that sold out on its first run. You can see the show on either March 24th or March 31st (both Thursdays) at 19h30 and 21h30 at Cafe
l’antiquari, just off Via Roma in Palma. The reservation hotline number is: 679518293

 

My little black book

I’ve been spending a lot of time working recently, and not much time having fun. It’s ‘the season’ so it’s only to be expected, a lot of people are super busy. But it is important to remember to enjoy the island which we live on, and so I turned to my Facebook family and asked them for their top tips for spending some leisure time in Mallorca. Enjoy their ideas (all of the recommendations come from people who live here), you can add your tuppence worth at http://www.familymattersmallorca.com. There’s plenty on the list that I haven’t done yet, and now I can’t wait until the weekend!

Phil ‘da Noise’ Cain Pirates, BCM, Western Waterpark, Palma Aquarium, the views in Porto Cristo, a day trip to Valldemosa, Son Amar, and the sunshine.

Carole Iley-Barrow Train ride up to Soller.

Lisa Davis Come Fly with Me!

Julia Church-Michael Palma old town at night buzzing.

Elaine Smith Pirates a must!

Annette Dunn A good tapas meal in Palma!

Ollie Broadley Doesn’t the Deia Music Festival start soon?

Murry Sanchez La Reserva, Puig de Galatzo – falcon show and BBQ at the bottom.

Martina Mallorca Visit some bodegas and their vineyards, and drink some of the best wines in Spain!

Murry Sanchez  Rent a yacht, and you can visit Cabrera, Sa Calobra, Porto Cristo, Soller, Andratx, Dragonera, Magaluf, and any other cala, hidden or not, and have your accommodation included !!! :)))))

Julia Church-Michael Don’t forget the N.E. coast, it is beautiful there. Try Font De Sa Cala. And Arta market on a Tuesday is super.

Carlos J Bestard Gorman Enjoying a Mojito at any of the sea front bars in Puerto Andratx at 8.30pm in time for the sun set.

Antony Lovelace Dinner in the old town in Palma followed by Abaco cocktails, Hogans for some live music and then followed by Casa Blanca or Globo Rojo for the single men while they can still stand up 😉 or if you want something free Vicki go to the beach, there are a lot to choose from, or Portals Vells for one with the caves

Suzie Jones Was Winkworth A day at Es Trenc, and walk the whole beach a must for people watching. X

Ann Hellemans ‎…drive from Sóller to Pollenca over Cuber and Lluc…

Susanne Hougaard Nielsen Private kayak rentals Puerto Andratx

Karl Grant A cocktail in Abaco!!

Claire Johnston Afternoon tea at La Residencia, Deia.

Gaynor Riopedre The Monastery in Valldemossa. Fascinating and very peaceful.

Eli Whillock Cala Deia and C’as Patro March restaurant or Tapas Bar across the bay 🙂
Nicholas Clayton Sightseeing bus round Palma, and of course dinner in the new Palm Continental, Portals

Caterina Andreae The road from Petra to Marina de Son Severa at 5pm on a sunny day. A meal at Santi Taura in Lloseta, if you are lucky enough to get a booking. The ham stand in the market.

Clive Davies How about skinny dipping at Es Trenc – or anywhere for that matter!

 

You’ve got to agree, there’s some really interesting ideas here, but I think Emma sums it up for us:

Emma Mason Eventually, the simple things in life truly are the best, so for Mallorca it really is the people, the sunshine along with the local hospitality, food, wine and their warm welcome for any nationality. Beach bar in the sunshine is my vote!Bottom of Form