Spotlight on Soller: Here comes the competition

Spotlight on Soller: Here comes the competition

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Spotlight on Soller: Here comes the competition

Mallorca’s little bubble of exclusivity is soon coming to an end. Once the light is set at Amber the rest of Spain opens up, as do many other destinations. The prices will tumble and the customer, for a short while, will be king. The decisions then are placed at the feet of the host countries to decide if any local rules need apply. Curfews, social distancing and masks are still big topics of conversation round our way.

In the meantime, the sun continues to shine, and everyone is happy to be here. The ‘Theater of the Earth’, known locally as ‘The Hay Bale Theater’ has opened and is a great addition to our lives. The war about whose idea this was, is still rumbling on, but music, book launches and more have been our experiences so far.

The stories of the week have been of the ‘summer variety’. The Star beer van which crashed spectacularly into the Tram line occupied us for an afternoon. Fortunately, no-one was hurt so social media erupted with beer puns and jokes.

The Football matches had their place with some glued to the sets and others resolutely not. Tennis came and went and now we are supposedly looking forward to the ‘ghost town’ Olympics.

Lucky ones from Soller, go off to the Olympics and are among the Executive Chef team. This year is going to be a very quiet one for them without any crowds. They won’t even be able to use their time to go sightseeing while the state of emergency over Covid exists. The sailing team from Majorca and other local athletes left for Tokyo last Friday to have their empty stadium games.

We are slipping into the inertia of hot weather and beach life which is summer for some. Others are finding it hard to get their mojo back as they are now into serious work mode. You can’t work from home if you are running a hotel or restaurant.

I had a serious tech problem this week with the computer. Fortunately, Tracey my computer whizz, business partner, came to my rescue. I use the computer without any real looking after it. I ignore messages for updates thinking I will get around to them in time. Then of course, I don’t. This week the computer fought back and wouldn’t let me edit anything.