By Anna Nicholas
Having moved along with her relatives to rural Mallorca to flee the stresses of London lifestyles, PR advisor Anna Nicholas maintains to shuttle again to her glitzy Mayfair service provider to earn a crust. in the meantime she is harbouring a weird and wonderful dream to open a luxurious cattery at the island – unbeknownst to her lengthy agony Scottish husband, Alan, and son, Oliver.
Life within the mountains isn't uneventful because the writer will get to grips with phantom sheep, hour of darkness snail hunts, Catalan classes, ghosts, floods and flighty hens. London additionally has its demanding situations, as she juggles eccentric, wealthy and sometimes neurotic consumers among Mayfair and ny and is hotly pursued by means of profitable bargains. yet more and more Anna reveals herself yearning the easy lifetime of her Spanish idyll simply because as she discovers, you could take the woman out of Mallorca, yet you can’t take Mallorca out of the girl.
Wickedly irreverent, chortle out loud humorous and lovingly saw, Cat on a scorching Tiled Roof celebrates the wonders of Mallorcan rural existence.
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She greets me with a weary expression as I pop my head round the door. ‘I might as well give up trying to have any lunch. ’ I pull out a chair and survey her as she grabs at the ringing phone like a snappy croc. ‘Who? ’ I wait till she drops the phone back on its cradle and her legs to the floor. She sits upright. ’ Rachel fixes me with impatient eyes. ’ ‘The definitive book of the Crown jewels. ’ ‘We’d have to do market research, and handle the media and launch party at the Tower of London. ’ A smile plays on her lips as she fiddles with a biro on the desk.
It must have been a blow to lose Julia. A nurse doesn’t fall into a hypochondriac’s lap every day, not even a tipsy one. ’ He chokes on a breadcrumb. ‘Good God, no! Too late for that. ’ He takes a deep breath. ’ ‘Met? ’ He frowns and says nothing. ’ ‘This one is different. ’ He whips out a photo. ’ In fairness, she has a nice smile and a full set of teeth. ‘Hmm. ’ 61 CAT O N A HOT TILE D ROOF ‘I visited you,’ he huffs. ’ He gulps at his coffee and looks lovingly at his chocolate cake. ’ ‘Our friend Pep has just bought a holiday flat in the port which he’s going to rent and has asked Alan to manage the bookings.
The weekend’s festivities have already left me bleary-eyed. On Saturday I strolled into the plaça with Catalina and her twin daughters, Sofia and Carolina, to watch the investiture of the Valentes Dones, at which two young girls are elected to represent the brave women of Sóller who, four centuries ago, helped fight off the invading Moors. Ollie balked at the idea of a girl-powered event so slipped off with Pep’s son, Angel, for a game of football. We snapped up an unoccupied table outside Cafè Paris and spent the rest of the afternoon drinking iced coffees in the sunshine and watching the annual procession of La Mare de Déu de la Victoria, pass by.