The Real Marigold Hotel

By John Smith Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:03 0
Sheila Ferguson in India extreme right Sheila Ferguson in India extreme right SM

THE BBC has enjoyed considerable success with a programme entitled the Real Marigold Hotel based on the concept of the popular movie which saw a number of elderly people retiring to live in a hotel in India.

Currently, the second series of this reality show is airing on the BBC with eight celebrity OAPs living together in the city of Kerala and exploring the genuine concept of retirement in this friendly but somewhat alien environment.

One of those taking part is Mallorca resident Sheila Ferguson formerly of American girl band the Three Degrees who will always be remembered as Prince Charles’s favourite group and she has revealed to the BBC Magazine that the experience has really changed her outlook on life.

Since the death of her partner Jon in 2010, she realises now that she had become lonely and, although not intentionally, something of a recluse as her children live in England and Dubai and especially in the winter when she can go for days without seeing anybody until the cleaner arrives.

Suddenly being thrust into a completely different culture with seven people she didn’t know was difficult at first as she wasn’t used to accommodating the needs of other people especially when they were in such close proximity, but as the days passed not only did she start to enjoy herself but she realised how much she had missed the company of others.

Now she has to decide what the future holds for her and whether she would be better off moving from her place in Mallorca to somewhere that would give her more emotional and mental stimulation.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

As controversy continues to surround the US President do you think Donald Trump will serve a full eight years as the world´s most powerful leader?

Create Mallorca Alert

Do you want to be the first to receive our latest news from Mallorca? Subscribe here.

Latest Tweets

RT @BBCWorld: North Korea 'conducts new missile test' https://t.co/IjJIwOPppz
RT @euroweeklynews: As controversy continues to surround the US President do you think Donald Trump will serve a full eight years?
54 people injured in a train crash in #Barcelona https://t.co/P2k82A9k06
Follow Euro Weekly News on Twitter

Post Gallery

Off-duty Guardia Civil officer arrested after allegedly driving drunk and causing Torremolinos crash

Death toll rises to three in multi-vehicle crash in Torremolinos

Spanish man among 19 arrested in New York mafia crackdown

Growing concern for British citizen's rights in EU

Heat spike sparks Costa Blanca fire warnings

Man arrested in Mallorca over social media hate storm

British man dies after diving off party boat in Mallorca

Four arrested in terror probe in Mallorca

Kentucky Fried Chaos in Benidorm

   
 
   

 

 

x

© 2017 EWN Media Group, Calle Moscatel 10, Poligono Ind. Arroyo de la Miel, 29631 Benalmadena, Malaga, Spain. Telephone: +34 952 561 245. No part of this web site may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. All rights reserved. 
Privacy Policy - Legal Notice