The Grapevine

Back to pyjamas, but not quite jeans’ weather, it’s this time of year that confuses my wardrobe but allows us to start to get things done again. Now it’s a little cooler I feel like my brain returns to its normal temperature and regular service can be resumed. It’s a relief!

Cake (and clothes)

I didn’t make it to any of the Coffee Mornings last Friday so I’m really happy to have been sent these photos from Annalise of the Cala Nova Cancer Care Charity Shop.  They held their morning at the Agua Beach Hotel which was she said an ideal setting on the first line of the beach in Palma Nova.  More than 500€ was raised thanks to a very popular tombola. The fundraising charity will top up the total to 1000€ and send it to Macmillan Nurses in the UK. The group want to extend their thanks to Anne and Toni Niera for their continued support and the loan of the terrace of their fine Hotel. “The weather was ideal and everyone enjoyed the beautiful singing of Lottie who donated her time and many thanks to her and all the people who came. We had wonderful cakes all homemade donated by super  cooks and a great time was had by all”.  Thanks to Annalise for her report, and well done everyone.  Also, and this is super inside news, I know that the shop in Cala Nova has some very stylish donators and now is the time to wander down there to check out the Autumn clothes as they have just switched over from their Summer lines. Annalise says there’s a lot of designer pieces for both men and women.

 

Dogs on holiday

Christina is planning a holiday for you and your dogsChristina Kastin is on a mission to get a plane full of dogs and their owners to fly to Majorca for a holiday. The dates are booked for November when the plane will come from Stockholm. When it happens this will be a world first as the plan is that the dogs will travel in the cabin with their people. If you are already on the island and would like to participate in the holiday which will be in the Arta area in a dpg friendly hotel: the dogs will be allowed to go anywhere their owners go in the hotel, except for the pool. There will be various dog focused events and excursions through the week. You can see more information at http://www.guide4dogs.com/travels/stockholm-sweden  Can you imagine seeing a plane full of dogs? I cannot wait to see THAT photo! Apparently the international news will be reporting it and this is a great chance for a sponsor to jump onboard and get themselves a lot of coverage.

 

Vino and Art

The event will be on next weekend on the 12th and 13th October in Muro. The idea is to bring together local wine producers and local artists (both visual and performing) You will be able to try the wares of Binigual (Binissalem), Ca´n Feliu (Porreres), Can Ramis (Sencelles), Castell Miquel (Alaró), Son Ramón (Muro – Llubí), Butxet (Muro), Can Axartell (Pollença), Bodegas Ángel (Santa María), Vi Del Rei (LLucmajor), Son Artigues (Porreres), Pere Seda (Manacor) y Son Vich de Superna (Puigpunyent).

And enjoy the works of Adolf Gil, Miguel Sarasate, Silvia Félix, Gustavo Peñalver Vico, Simon Blades and Rafel Moreno Brunet, with performances from Tinons & The Mopis, Monkey Doo, Tubatap, Saxophobia Funk Project, Sonica Project and DJ T-Mark. The organisers have big ambitions for their event saying that they hope to have more than a thousand people attend over the weekend and I for one will be there for sure!  The Vins amb Art project is sponsored by the City Council of Muro, Hotel association Playa de Muro, the airline Germania and Autovidal (Smart). It also has Seeds Events and collaborators like Travel Rocks, RC Protocol & Communication, Cristina Ortega Photodesign, Mana Culture, Balear of Shipping, Descanshop, Majorica amongst others. You can get information by visiting www.vinsambart.com

SoCial Opens

Run by Martyn Smith and Dom Miles, this is a super stylish new place in the heart of the Paseo Maritimo opposite Titos and the new food market. It’s open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings so go check it out. www.wearesocial.club  

 

Thank you Vivian

Artist Vivian Borsani outside of her studio

I commissioned my friend the artist Vivian Borsani to create this beautiful painting for me recently for a special present for a relative. Thank you Vivian you went above and beyond our brief. Vivian’s studio is on Calle Fabrica 13 in Palma. You can go past and see her work and find out more about her. She’s a great person to get to know, and her art is addictive.

 

Congratulations Barbara and Guy

Congratulations Barbara and GuyMeanwhile, in Canada, Barbara Hodge just married Guy. She moved over there in the summertime after selling up her business in Palma to be with her partner. Congratulations lovely people!

Kersplat!

I didn’t write about this in my last column because I was just too mad to tell you about it. I’ve had an injury: my third this year! Do you remember the heavy rains in Palma a month ago? I was out working: photographing a wedding and then on to another job in Palma.  On my way to the venue, arms full of cameras, a tripod and an umbrella to shield me from the rain I managed to slip over on the wet pavement, and couldn’t get up again. There was some swearing, and a bit of feeling quite sorry for myself.  I was rescued by some very sweet passersby who waited with me until an ambulance showed up. Luckily for me I hadn’t broken a bone, but I later discovered when I wasn’t getting better as fast as I would like and went to see my bone doctor Joe Arrindell that I had dislocated my kneecap and ripped my quad muscle in two places.  Ouch. So there’s been a lot of staggering around recently. I have to wear a very special and stylish leg bandage for another couple of weeks yet. But it’s also inspired me to finally get around to getting that accident insurance that autonomo (freelance) people really should have. Imagine if I had broken a bone, I wouldn’t have been able to do any of the jobs that I had been booked to do, including two weddings and an extensive shoot at Pirates Adventure for their brochure. So, it’s a warning that I have to get myself sorted out.

That’s all for now, see you soon. If you have an event you want to tell me about then get in touch. http://www.mallorcamatters.com

 

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