The Heat is on!

CB28F2BB-AA32-40B2-837D-EFDF966CEFF0Last weekend we got off the island to go back to the UK which was a relief as the temperatures here were touching 40c. We were looking forward to cooler temperatures and even a bit of rain. As we landed we were greeted by the hottest weekend so far this year. Now I might have been away too long but in my opinion the UK just isn’t built for heat. If you live near the coast then maybe that’s not so true but we were as central as you could be and the heat was unbearable.

Our mood wasn’t brightened after we saw the pick up charges at Luton airport, it’s £4.00 for 13 minutes, not 10, not 15 but 13, seriously unlucky for everyone, who came up with that number? And I thought Dick Turpin was dead as £4.00 is total daylight robbery. Not only that it’s then £1.00 every minute after that! No wonder they’re going through a big reform, we’re paying for it by the look of it. Will they send me the shares?

Leaving all that aside it was great to see all our family and friends and also good to see it looking so green. We only normally go back in the winter months when it’s cold and grey, forgetting the heat the countryside is beautiful in the summer.

Those of you thinking that you’d like to move away from the UK might be interested in this. A survey has shown that 13% of Britons would choose Spain over any other country to move to. The research follows news that Spain holidays are still the number one breakof choice for thousands of Britons.

Analysis of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) air travel figures showed nearly over 6,736,632 visitors flew to Spain in 1994 – roughly 5,000,000 more than any other country. 

In 2018, 13,615,245 British tourists headed to Spanish destinations – roughly 11,000,000 more than any other country.

The Top 10:

  1. Spain
  2. New Zealand
  3. Australia
  4. USA
  5. Canada
  6. Italy
  7. France
  8. Portugal
  9. Germany
  10. Dubai

Since last weeks column about Real Mallorca they have released the season ticket prices and fixtures for the coming season. Their first game is at home to Éibar on the weekend of the 17/18th of August.

Season Ticket Renewals are available online at www.rcdmallorca.esand at the office at the stadium from 08/07/19.

The season ticket includes all 2019/20 league matches

All Copa del Rey matches 2019/20 (except a possible final)

U-21’s are considered those born between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2004

Children born between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2014 are considered children

Under 5’s go free but will be required to sit on your lap or on an unsold seat if available.

New applications will be taken from the 8th of August, with all the same conditions as above. All prices can be found on our Radio One Mallorca Facebook page.

Not such good news for Atlético Baleares who won their game last Sunday 3-1 but unfortunately lost on that all important away goal. It means they are staying another season in Segunda B. If there is any good news out of that their manager Manix Mandiola who did a great job has agreed to stay on for another season.

We’re lucky enough to have some great concerts and gigs for all ages coming to the island again this year. Including Tony Hadley in Port Adriano, Robin S in Son Fusteret and Tiesto in BCM to name a few.

Below is the list of highest grossing tours of the year so far;

1. Elton John £65.6 Million

2. Pink £64.6 Million

3. Justin Timberlake £59.9 Million

4. Metallica £55.3 Million

5. Fleetwood Mac £53.7 Million

6. Ed Sheeran £50.5 Million

7. KISS £46.5 Million

8. Trans-Siberian Orchestra £45.8 Million(look them up I had to!)

9. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band £42.4Million

10. Travis Scott £40 Million

Not that I’m watching it but Just a thought, why don’t Love Island stick a fat fella in? Surely it’s about personality and not just beefcakes? Asking for a friend and sticking up for the heavies. Remember it’s all about the Dad Bod!

Enjoy your weekend!

Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday07.30-11.00am on 93.8fm in Mallorca and 102fm in Calvià, online at www.radioonemallorca.comon mobile through their free App for IPhone & Android, The Tunein Radio App, iTunes, the Spanish TDT TV service and all smart speakers. . If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance!

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