Vicki McLeod

IT all began with a lot of rain. In our village on the SW edge of Mallorca we do experience some heavy and thrilling storms. The ones that visited us…
I’M trying to be healthier. I’ve just hit my first year anniversary of being a CrossFitter, attending classes six times a week and building up my physical strength and flexibility…
I’m writing this as the news breaks that Donald Trump has seemingly been successful in his bid for the presidency of the United States of America. With the 20/20 vision…
Earlier this year I went through a momentary de-cluttering phase inspired by Marie Kondo’s ode to organisation, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It was a moment of beauty,…
MY daughter, affectionately known as La Gidg (new readers, please note, that’s not her real name) just turned 11. When she was nine she fell over down a stony track…
Change is neither good nor bad, it just is. If we didn’t change we would soon cease to exist. That’s what evolution is about after all, isn’t it? We have…
MY last day at Mood coincided nicely with the fourth year of Mallorca’s Biggest Coffee Morning. I had thought it was three but Edward Ingram from the 41 Club reminded…
IT was my daughter’s 11th birthday last weekend. My husband and I are both very proud of her, she seems to be growing up with values, manners, and ambition. All…
IT happens every year: August is a burn out, in more ways than one, and then BOOM! The weather changes and we’re straight back on the Mallorca merry-go-round of charity…
THERE’S a lot of information out there about exercise and health. We know that physical activity is good for our minds. Being active promotes mental health and well-being. It improves…
I CAN’T say that I am particularly handy with needles, but I always wanted to learn how to knit. Now learning how to knit might not be at the top…
MY daughter wanted me to promise that I wouldn’t shout out or make any kind of loud noise when she rode in her first show jumping competition last weekend. I…
THIS summer I have photographed a lot of concerts: mostly DJs, and a few bands. It’s been fun and exciting sometimes to be up close with musicians in the midst…
AS we walk along the quay towards the boatyard we pass beside rows of restaurants serving Mediterranean specialities. We can hear snippets of different conversations in many languages, along with…
MY family and I are watching the Olympics. It’s irrelevant which sport it is really as we’ve become armchair experts in each and every one. It hasn’t taken us long.…
I’M stood by the side of the road. Waiting for a Guardia Civil man to issue me with a fine for having a British driving licence because he says Britain…
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