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

  • Snow on Mallorca? It happens…
    by Jan Edwards on 11th February 2018 at 16:24

    For many who know Mallorca only as a hot summer-holiday destination, it may come as a shock to know that our beautiful island experiences some rather wintry weather at times. Back in February 2012, The Boss’s cousin and his wife came to the […]

  • Mallorca’s market life
    by Jan Edwards on 8th February 2018 at 15:00

    Exploring local markets is one of the pleasures of living – or holidaying – on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.  Every town and village has its market and some of the larger ones – such as the huge Wednesday market in […]

  • Look who’s moved into our valley
    by Jan Edwards on 1st February 2018 at 17:18

    When we first moved to rural Mallorca in 2004, there were more animals than people in our valley. These were mainly sheep, or sheeps – as our German neighbour calls them in the plural form. (English must be quite a complicated language for a […]

  • Visca Sant Antoni! Manacor’s favourite fiesta…
    by Jan Edwards on 22nd January 2018 at 14:44

    Hello! And a belated Happy New Year. Mine unfortunately started with bronchitis, which laid me low at a time when normally I’m itching to get started on the new year. Colds, flu, and other assorted viruses are rife on Mallorca at the moment […]

  • Merry Christmas from Mallorca!
    by Jan Edwards on 22nd December 2017 at 16:54

    What’s Mallorca like at Christmas? It’s a question we’re sometimes asked by friends who live in the UK or elsewhere. Well, it’s not as warm here as many who visit the island only during the summer may think. In our first […]


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