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Twist & Squeeze

The function of a lemon squeezer is simple: pressure is exerted on a lemon to extract its juice. The squeezer itself must resist the pressure, hence soft, easily deformable materials […]
Twist & Squeeze

Local Taxes

November 30th is the deadline for paying your local taxes here in Mallorca. If you own property here or a car, the annual impuestos become due now and your municipal […]
Local Taxes

Slaying The Pig

Mallorca’s Moroccan population is busy preparing for Eid al-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice, November 29th) when corderos will be slaughtered in Felanitx and elsewhere on the island. I think I […]
Slaying The Pig

The Palacete

Jaume Matas Palou, the former president of the Govern de les Illes Balears, is under investigation. Señor Matas was the Mallorcan prime minister, if you want, from 1996 to 1999 […]
The Palacete