Once in a Blue Moon

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It was a Full Moon last night. If a second Full Moon occurs in a single calendar month it is called a Blue Moon. On average, only 41 months will have two Full Moons in every century (now you know where the saying ‘once in a blue moon‘ comes from). The problem is, this month’s Blue Moon only occured in New Zealand. Mallorca had one a month ago, though, in June.

The photo was taken near Llucmajor, Mallorca. The date: July 29th, 2007. The time was 22:32:54.

Once in a Blue Moon

Happy Landings

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This is Palma International Airport. The view is of the terminal building from the car park, with a 5,500 vehicle capacity. PMI airport counts over 22,000,000 air passengers per year (2006), with approx. 11,000,000 arrivals and 11,000,000 departures.

The photo was taken at Palma International Airport, Mallorca. The date: July 27th, 2007. The time was 13:09:38.

Happy Landings

Espanya Go Home

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Quite a large number of people in Mallorca would like to be independent from Spain. Often these people are the older ones, or they belong to the younger generation. Their reasons are mainly to do with the history of Mallorca, and the Spanish takeover of the Mallorcan crown.

That’s what this grafitti means: Espanya, go home!

The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken near Porreres, Mallorca. The date: October 12th, 2006. The time was 16:35:18.

Espanya Go Home

A Night in Heaven

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If you ever want to get away from it all, I suggest that you spend a night or two in one of Mallorca’s many monasteries. Like this one, for instance, near Porreres.

The Santuario de Montesión has just been restored to some very good standard with 15 fully equipped guest rooms. Very comfortable indeed, peaceful, solitary and tranquil. Well, most times. Telephone for reservations: 971.647.185.

The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken near Porreres, Mallorca. The date: October 12th, 2006. The time was 16:37:43.

A Night in Heaven

Going With the Times …..

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Santanyí in the south east of Mallorca is celebrating its patron saint today, 25th July: Sant Jaume.

When we first came to live in Mallorca, 20 years ago, we settled in Santanyí. The village then had 12 bakers and 1 estate agent within the village boundaries. Now you will be lucky to find 5 panaderias, and it is increasingly difficult to ignore today’s 19 estate agents. Going with the times may not always be a good thing.

The photo was taken in the village of Santanyí. The date: July 23rd, 2007. The time was 11:36:45.

Going With the Times …..