Car Boot Sale

MARCH EVENTS FOR MALLORCA

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday the 13th March there will be a “Mad for Mutts” Palma Dog Quiz Fundraiser. It starts at 7pm at The Boathouse in Palma. There will be loads of prizes on offer and it’s a big support for animals which need rehoming. DETAILS HERE: Mad For Mutts

On Thursday March 15th there will be a book launch for Samantha Meade-Newman Whittington, her first book “Rosamunda y las Montanas del Norte” will be  Biblioteca Can Sales in Placa Porta de Santa Catalina from 7pm.  Also that same evening Club Ultima Hora has organised a conference with Chris Sharma, a famous climber from California who will talk about sports climbing in Mallorca. The event is free and starts at 8pm at the Trui Theatre. You have to pick up an invitation from the Palau de la Premsa in Palma beforehand. DETAILS HERE

On Friday March 16th at 8pm you can join the Mood Singers for The Rhythm of Life concert in aid of Cala Nova Cancer Care. The event will be at the Anglican Church in Son Armadans Palma. Tickets are 10€ per person including a drink and nibbles.

Also on Friday evening it’s the opening night of Stereo in Magaluf, marking the beginning of their season. DETAILS HERE

From the 16th to the 18th of March you can try out the island’s best craft beers and live music at the Bierkonig Centre in S’Arenal.

On Saturday 17th March there will be a mindfulness workshop. Designed as an entry level to mindful meditation you will practice meditation, mindful waking and eating and talk about the health benefits. DETAILS HERE

On Saturday evening at MariSol Yoga in Placa del Progreso in Palma there will be a women’s circle event from 8pm to 9pm. It’s an open event and all women are invited to join.  DETAILS HERE

Sunday the 18th of March will feature the St Patrick’s Festival in Santa Ponca, there’s plenty of market stalls, entertainments, and the Guinness will be flowing!

On Wednesday 21st March there will be the grand opening of a new handmade ice cream shop in Palma, called Bo Bom Gelato. They will be offering “true” Gelato, gelato cakes, Italian hot chocolate, Easter Eggs, and freshly made Italian Easter cakes called Colomba, and plenty of Prosecco as well!  DETAILS HERE

Also on Wednesday 21st March from 10am to 1pm there will be a Spring Equinox inspired session, the Sacred Chant Awakening the Divine Femine. It will be at Peopletree in Alaro and led by yoga teacher Jeanne Lurie. It will include a gong deep relaxation session.

On the evening of the 21st of March you can catch the Moscow Ballet at Palma Auditorium performing Swan Lake.

On the weekend of the 24th and 25th of March there will be the Sheep and Goat fair in Calvia village. There’s always loads going on, including plenty of animals to go and see, pony rides for children, market stalls and plenty of fun and games.

On Saturday March 24th there will be a  Car Boot Sale at the BIC school in Magaluf from 1.30 to 4.30pm. Anyone who wants a pitch should contact the school in advance.  Also on the same day you can catch the Fiesta de la Primavera at Port Adriano, El Toro where they promise to offer loads of family friendly activities.

Also over the weekend of the 24th and 25th there is a theatre event called Spring In The Magic Forest. It’s aimed at kids and will be performed at the Palma Auditorium. The show is in Spanish and English and the kids will be invited up on to stage so make sure they wear their animal costumes. DETAILS HERE

Also on Saturday March 24th there will be a March For Our Lives event held in Palma. This is a protest in support of the kids and families in America who are marching all over the country on this day in an attempt to change the gun laws. The march organisers are asking for everyone to come and join them in the peaceful protest to send a message from across the world to the US government.  Meet in Plaza La Lonja at 10am, wear a white shirt with red or blue, bring friends, family, neighbours and anyone who cherishes peace and life.     DETAILS HERE

28th March art exhibition opening at the Century 21 Palm Beach offices in Paseo de Mallorca. The artist Sebastian Bispo will be showing his most recent works.

On Saturday 31st March the next edition of the Vegan Day Out will be hosted at the Son Alegre Vinyard in Calogne. It starts at 1pm and will feature live music, yoga, meditation, cooking workshops, an organic wine bar and more. DETAILS HERE

If you like fun fairs then you have until the 15th of April to go along to the Fira del Ram. It’s down beside the Son Castello industrial estate in Palma and is open every day.

Looking into April, there will be an training event for entrepreneurs on the 13th to the 15th April called Woha.  DETAILS HERE

Son Bug

From my outsider’s perspective Son Bugadelles has always been an enigma: an industrial estate filled with curious businesses, a television station and the biggest police station I’ve ever seen. But I’ve learnt that it is an Aladdin’s Cave of opportunities and if you are searching for a certain service then you will almost certainly find it there: from air conditioning to welding, to sails to tyres to butchers and bakers, but no candlestick makers, at least not yet.

My first stop was Tip Top Toldos which has been on the estate for eight years. The owner, Neil McKendry, and his team supply and fit internal and external blinds, canopies, doors and windows all over the island. The showroom faces out of the industrial estate, looking towards Galatzo, with red flags marking the way. “I always tell customers we are up from the petrol station on the road towards Calvia,” he says. This time of year the demand for fitting PVC doors and windows is high, but by the Spring Tip Top are always to be seen fitting sun blinds for terraces. Before I dash off to my next stop Neil shows me some very clever internal blinds which are remote controlled which means there’s no wiring needed, and they operate completely silently, perfect for the  more modern looking house.

Behind Tip Top, across the road on Carrer Illes Balears, is Eurotex. It’s run by David Ramos, a professioDavid, ready for actionnal painter and decorator. David opened the paint store with his business partner seven and half years ago. “We have many British customers because we speak English and German as well. And we have a lot of wallpaper designs to choose from, you can see any of our books and have the rolls delivered from the mainland two days later.” Eurotex also sends out painting crews if you don’t want to Do It Yourself, but David is on hand to give the enthusiastic DIYer advice as well.

Keep travelling up Carrer Illes Balears and you will come across Brit Bites on the right hand side, run by Craig. He stocks a wide range of typically British foods frozen and cupboard staples as well as cards, wrapping paper and other domestic items. If you’re hankering after pearl barley, or want to buy a sack of teabags at a good price then Brit Bites has them both, and plenty more besides to choose from.

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Turn around and head back down to the petrol station, and take a left at the roundabout and you will be on the road Carrer Son Thomas. On one side you see the gym Illes, and directly opposite it you will not be able to miss Hastens! Inside, chatting away in three languages, is Vanessa, who can tell you all about the different types of beds and mattresses they sell. “Hastens is a Swedish brand, and Vispring, which we also have, is British. They are both extremely natural products, and therefore very good for anyone with allergies. Hastens comes with a 25 year guarantee, and Vispring with a lifetime guarantee! You won’t find any better on the island.”

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Drive along from Hastens, and take a left up Carrer Valencia and you’ll find Yes We Bike. Run by Oliver Wienrich it’s the only large bike shop in the South West and stocks a staggeringly wide range of different bikes. From the new “E Bikes” to simple “Sit up and Beg” bicycles, and everything in between. “A bike these days can be as sophisticated as a car” Oliver tells me, and then goes on to say he works with the German brand Haibike and the WINORA Group. Oliver knows his business, and says E Bikes are becoming more and more popular. “E Bikes make you fly, and because you are not so worried about covering a distance you actually use them more.” He also offers repairs and maintenance.

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Up the same road, on the left, you will find Knox Design. It’s run by Justine and Bruce Knox with a team of multilingual staff. Knox is a great design showroom for picking up beautiful things for your home, but it’s also the head quarters for a thriving interior design and house renovation business. It literally is a “one stop shop” if you want to fit a new bathroom or kitchen or completely reinvent your home. They work all over the island on projects, and have a team of their own trades people who they trust to work to the standards which they are famous for.

Come back down Carrer d’Alacant and you will find a business which many Bulletin readers will have used: Webbs International Removals have brought many expats to the island over the thirty years they have been in business. With their unrivalled weekly scheduled service with a 100% on time record for the past three years they know that reliability is paramount for their clients. If you ever have the pleasure of meeting some of their drivers and crews then you will find that they are friendly.  knowledgeable, helpful and courteous. Many of their staff have worked for Webbs for many years and are multi lingual. In fact, we could go as far as to say they are an institution on the island.

My last stop is at Classic Cars which is on the road behind the police station, Carrer Illes Canarias. Curiously at the other end of the road there is a herd of sheep grazing, but that’s Majorca for you! Up at the top end of the road, in the direction of Calvia, you will find some very fine Classic Cars for sale. If you have a hankering for something special then let them know, or maybe try out what they already have in stock.

Son Bugadelles is also famous for its Car Boot Sale every Saturday morning which does affect the opening hours of some of the businesses, so check in advance if you are planning to take a trip there at the weekend. Happy shopping!