Living in Rural Mallorca

Jan EdwardsLiving in Rural Mallorca is the new blog of Jan Edwards, an Expat writer and ex-broadcaster living in rural paradise. Jan loves writing, reading, cooking, eating,  Mallorcan wines, walking – and has been adopted by 9 cats.

Jan says: ” I live in an old finca in rural Mallorca, where nature’s soundtrack of birds, insects, sheep bells, and braying donkeys plays as I continue my writing. My articles have appeared in abcMallorca lifestyle magazine, The Telegraph (global edition), Living Spain, Food & Wine, and other publications.

Here are her latest posts:

Living in rural Mallorca Country life in an old Mallorcan finca

  • Useful books for a life in Mallorca
    by Jan Edwards on 20th September 2017 at 11:54

    Which non-fiction books about Mallorca would you recommend to someone moving to the island? That’s a question I’ve been asked a few times, so I thought I’d answer it in this post. We arrived to live in rural Mallorca in 2004 with […]

  • Back in front of the camera…
    by Jan Edwards on 6th September 2017 at 16:22

    Earlier this summer I was involved in the filming of an Israeli foodie TV show in Palma, which was really interesting. I haven’t seen the finished show but know it was recently screened because a friend on the island – […]

  • Royal Navy warship docks in Palma
    by Jan Edwards on 23rd August 2017 at 16:02

    Sometimes The Boss and I do things that seem a world away from our peaceful daily life in rural Mallorca. In recent weeks we’ve been to see singer George Benson in an outdoor concert in the superyacht marina Port Adriano; I […]

  • Summer and holiday home rentals are sizzling
    by Jan Edwards on 30th July 2017 at 12:09

    It’s sooooo hot. But, I hear you say (probably through gritted teeth, if you’re in the UK right now), isn’t Mallorca usually hot in July? The fact is that the island’s sizzling temperatures began much earlier than usual this […]

  • Snakes on a plain
    by Jan Edwards on 11th July 2017 at 13:50

    Snake encounters have been increasing on Mallorca – and not just on the plain (the flatter central area known in the local language as the pla). Local media reports have revealed that people in 14 municipalities on Mallorca […]


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