Events in Mallorca in September

Sunday 9th September Almond harvest day at Eden Animal Sanctuary . Got a little frustration to get out? Bring a big stick and take it out on out almond trees for their almond harvest! They will start at around 10/ 10.30with tree whacking and have some kind of vegan lunch together. The funds from the harvest will go towards transport which is much needed for rescues, vet visits etc and all the rest will go directly to the animals, especially for upcoming vet bills. Apparently, they can make up to 700 EUR! Contact Nicole at http://www.edensanctuary.org

Extatcic danceTuesday, September 11th at Sala Oshum in Palma there will be an ecstatic dance night which is an evening dedicated to dance without alcohol or drugs. This will be a monthly event.

If you are new to ED, it is pretty easy…
1. Move however you wish
2. No talking on the dance floor
3. Respect yourself and one another
4. Ecstatic Dance is a Drug & Alcohol Free Space
Friday 14th September there will be Prawn Star night at The Boat house. Grilled King Prawns, salad bottle of rosado, live music and the coveted title of Prawn Star 2018….your first pet’s name and your favourite sea creature…fun night.

september songAlso on Friday 14th September at 8pm at the Anglican Church in Palma there will be an evening of music and comedy in aid of the church. Tickets are 10€ each including wine and nibbles. You can buy your tickets in advance. Phone numbers on the blog. 634200242, 659734899, 971737279

street foodThe following week on the 20, 21, and 22 September Peguera is having a street food festival every evening with live music, and activities for kids as well. On Saturday 22nd September there will be the annual American Car Club at Port Adriano from 11am onwards. Music and street food. Also on that Saturday there will be an Indian Head Massage workshop in Palma from 4pm to 8pm at the Kika Health and Wellness Centre. You can learn this wonderful technique from India which is very relaxing and easy to give. No prior experience is needed. Reservations: 653 207963 Taught by Sarjan (sarjanbiodinamica@gmail.com)

Sunday 23rd September SOS Animal Party at Puerto Portals which is a very important fundraising event for the charity. Every year they have a flea market, dog competitions (mixed breed dogs, pedigree dogs, and seniors get prizes), our raffle and delicious cakes, face painting and music.

Cat behaviour posterLooking forward into October there will be a pet behaviour seminar focusing on cats and their crazy ways. On 27 and 28 October Palma. You can email info@canatess.com to book your spot.

The big event of the month happens at the end, in Binissalem. The Festa des Vermar which is the annual grape harvest festival that includes parades, celebrations, grape-crushing competitions and a wine tasting contest. You can look forward to live music, activities for children, wine tasting sessions, grape-stomping competitions and a popular picnic where the traditional “Fideus de Vermar” (a type of paella made with short noodles instead of rice, cooked with lamb, tomatoes, sobrassada and Binissalem red wine) is served. One of the highlights of the festival is the grape battle, if you are planning on going, wear OLD CLOTHES! Look out for the Dimonis and the Corre Foc, and the wine fair as well at the Parc de Sa Rectoria and Plaça de l’Esglesia. The final day of the festival sees traditional entertainment in the main square. Enjoy the Binissalem giant puppets accompanied by ‘xeremiers’ earlier in the day as well as free wine served from 16:00 in the church square. The full programme and dates have not yet been released so you will have to keep an eye on the Binissalem website.


  • Sat 22nd is the grape fight
  • Sun 23rd pressing grapes competition
  • 28th is dinner in the street
    29th floats around the village
    30th last day

Fitness in Mallorca

After some rather unkind comments about how fat I was getting, I decided to do theme of the week on Fitness a couple of weeks ago.

Here are the contact details for the people who I spoke to:

Katie Handyside
Personal Trainer and Nutritionist
Tel: (+34) 636 322 959
e-mail info@katiehandyside.com

She told me that the best thing to do was get moving doing something that I really enjoyed…. just bung on the ipod and get out and about. Any small changes contribute towards a bigger change. She recomended finding motivational music and getting out early in the day so that the exercise was completed before the rest of the day kicked off.

Alexandra Swindells
Clinical Hypnotherapist
Tel: (+34) 620 266 212

Alex told us about the benefits that hypnotherapy can have in helping with motivation to get out and get moving. She also gave us an interesting insight into what it feels like to be under hypnosis.

Anne Mawson
Pickles Ballroom
Tel (+34) 685 593 150

Anne and her partner Ian run Pickles Ballroom in Magalluf. They host Latin In Line classes which individuals can go along to without a partner and enjoy dancing to latin music. She said that it’s often easier to exercise in groups. The Latin in Line classes are pòpular for the benefits you get from dancing – not just fitness, but also increased alertness, and a mood lifter.

Dr Michael Stoma
Tel (+34) 971 676 334

I initially spoke to Dr Stoma about the basic health checks you might like to do before you embark on any particular exercise programme – blood pressure in particular is important, But we then went on to talk about his impending trip to Ghana with physiotherapist Jayne Coombs – they’re off to initiate the set up of a physiotherapy centre in the Dagme Hospital….. So when they return for their travels I hope to speak to them on the air.

If you would like to donate any supplies such as bandages or orthopadic supports please contact Jayne Coombs at 667732992 or to make a donation to the Physiotherapy Clinic Project, East Dagme Hospital through http://www.mediterranea.org.es

Dance Summer School

Just to let you know that Pickles Ballroom is starting their first Summer Dance School at the studio from Monday July 14th through to mid September 2008. Children aged from 5-13 are welcome from 9am-2pm, Monday to Friday. They will be covering various dance styles, from Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Ballroom to Salsa and Hip-Hop, as well as opportunities for singing, drama and performance. Alongside this, they are also offering supervised activities including softball games, arts and crafts, films and books. Their teachers are experienced and qualified; prices start at 120€ per week with substantial discounts for additional children from the same family. Lunch can be included at a small extra charge. Hourly or Daily rates are also available. Please contact Ian and Anne on 606672419 for more information or to enrol your child. In the meantime, their evening dance classes, Pilates and Mums and Tots social group all continue over the summer in their air-conditioned studio – see their website for details.