Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thelma and Louise on the road (finally!) 8th July 2020

Thelma arrived at an unusually deserted Alicante airport and we were off on the road to Cuenca for the first day of...

ASK GRANNY: Does It Really Make a Difference if They Read This Summer? Let Me Count the Ways

Summertime has come both kids and parents need a break from online learning. The kids need to run and play and swim. They need...

A Tale of Two Pueblos

“During my 40 years in Spain, I have always found that the best thing about this country are its villages (pueblos) and...

ASK GRANNY: Spruce up Your Grandkids’ Bedrooms

Want to have some fun? Get permission from your children to help spruce up your grandchild’s bedroom. Spend a little time dreaming with your...

Terenia Taras celebrates lockdown liberation in Spain’s Mallorca with a blow-out and a blast of George Michael

HAIR, pink rosé and Burrata cheese: they were the three things I was most looking forward to after nine weeks of lockdown. 

ASK GRANNY: Less Clutter = Less Stress

2020 has been a stressful year and we’re only half way through it. But most of us would also agree that with the stress...

ASK GRANNY: When is Father’s Day? Gifts for Guys

Whether it’s Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, we love to find the perfect gift for our guys. And, who wants to give...

After nine weeks locked down in Britain away from her new life in Spain’s Mallorca, it’s good to be...

I HAVE never been so happy to walk through an airport arrivals door as I was after returning to Mallorca at the...

WATCH: Cala Pi, one of the most stunning coves in Mallorca

My name is Ruairidh Mason (pronounced 'Roo-ray'), from Scotland, but currently based in Mallorca, Spain. In this Mallorca vlog, and in the other features...

ASK GRANNY: Time for a Road Trip – Kids in the Car

As summer nears, many of us are contemplating road trips to wonderful places. Road trips are fun. Road trips are exciting, but…how to entertain...

Doctor Zhivago: from Siberia to Soria

Arnold Schwarzenegger first came to our attention as Conan the Barbarian, a film made in 1981 in various parts of Spain. Decades...

ASK GRANNY: Tracing Your Family History – Where to Begin

Our identities are rooted in our family history. Most of us know bits and pieces of our genealogy via our shared stories and a...

Corona in Mallorca – VLOG

Covid-19 has Mallorca and the rest of Spain masked, but we're soon to enter Phase 2 of the lockdown de-escalation. Join me for a...

ASK GRANNY: Fully Satisfying Summer Days: Learn Something New

One of the best ways to brighten up our days is to set a new goal—get inspired to try something new and do it....

Like a Marvel hero, Terenia Taras is swooping home to Mallorca to help save the travel industry from the...

I DON’T want to speak too soon because last time we booked flights to return, they were cancelled by British Airways. I...

ASK GRANNY: Enhance Your Home Cooking with Homegrown Herbs

Nothing adds taste to our homemade dishes better than herbs. And if they’re fresh, their effect is even tastier. It’s a fact that herbs...

Coronavirus has taught us that if we don’t look after our world, animals and people, we may not have...

HOW many of you have surprised yourself throughout the coronavirus crisis? Who knew they weren’t so bad at DIY,...

ASK GRANNY: Stuck at Home? What to Do When the Grandkids Say, “I’m Bored.”

It’s very possible that we may still find ourselves confined to our homes for weeks and maybe months due to the spread of Coronavirus....

From Monaco to Yorkshire, nothing compares to Mallorca, writes Terenia Taras, as she remains stranded in the UK

WE’VE been back in the UK now since lockdown kicked in four weeks ago, but are desperate to get back to Mallorca.

ASK GRANNY: Your Family Needs a Fire Safety Plan

Every family needs to think seriously about keeping safe, and one of the biggest safety needs is a clear and well-rehearsed fire safety plan....

ASK GRANNY: Plenty of Time to Read? How About a Memoir?

Most of us are living with restrictions on travel and have plenty of time to read a good book. Go through this list of...

ASK GRANNY: Protecting Your Mental Health during the Pandemic

In the past month or two the entire world has been engulfed with news of the Corona Virus and its dangers. Our daily lives...

If lockdown’s driving you crazy just have a little patience (but purlease don’t post that song online) writes NEW...

One of the best lines I’ve read throughout the coronavirus crisis is, ‘our grandparents were called to arms, we’ve been asked to just sit on our sofas’

New Olive Press blogger Terenia Taras and her partner made their dream move to Spain’s Mallorca, but COVID-19 left...

No one anticipated how quickly it would spread and how far-reaching it would be

Gaudí in the Cinema

When is a castle not a castle? When it’s a park, obviously! Barcelona doesn’t exactly spring to mind as...

A Spanish Tale of Two Hepburns (on the road again with Thelma)

Audrey and Katherine Two mythical maidens have made movies in Spain, and they both went by the name of...
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