Where is the pink Cadillac of the past with Cynthia making her statement in the resorts of the South WestenableConversations? Where are the larger than life personalities who hung out in the local bars of the island? Some you avoided but mostly they were fun and added to the great experiences of every day Mallorca. In the Soller Valley the music and the chatter came from the bars and meeting places in the squares of Soller, Deya and Fornalutx. Life was lived Mallorcan style, on the streetThe pandemic has been around a decade..
My early days Mallorca was the tail end of this era and life was moving on in gentrification and expectation. The artist living in a garret having his social life on other people’s generosity has largely gone nowand restaurants opened i. The Elena Davis stories of taking food parcels to Alan Sillitoe while he was writing ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ are part of history and live in her autobiographyThose with rescheduled appointments will be contacted by email or phone..
Not everyone embraced this (often drunken) chatter and lived their own ex pat life alongside. Many of these had glorious stories of their own and I was privileged to be part of retelling them. They gave a snapshot of a very different life. Spies in Fornalutx, hit men in Deyawhich dictates COVID-19 safety measures based on hospitalization numbers, police runaways in Soller, and the Nazi rat run in Alcudia all went alongside the artists and musicians looking for their muse.RELATED: Ireland extends lockdown till April but will partially reopen schools