Thursday, 26 October 2017


It makes me think and take stock quietly for a minute that I am starting my blog again almost on the anniversary of the Mexican Earthquake of 1985…

… I remember every moment of the Press coverage.  Indeed, I myself arranged to take 14 Journalists to Mexico City just a week after the event – I was instrumental in ‘persuading’ the then Director of the world famous Pan Am Airlines to take tracker dogs and specialist cameras, only 24 hours after the terrible disaster!

The Journalistic furore has now thankfully subsided.  People should really know how resilient, strong and stoic Mexicans are.  They will rally round, and work together to face their disasters with huge strength and immensely positive character. 

I have received statements from our good friends at Mecca (

Mexitours ( and Journey Mexico; ( all expertly and professionally put together. These three ground operators are the ‘crème de la crème’ of DMC companies in Mexico. Please pull up each individual Report to see the actual situation as it was and how it is now and how totally positive it all is…..

MAY 2017 our fabulous TUI Cruise, on the MV Discovery.

Having never been on a cruise in my entire life, I was apprehensive.  How very wrong I was – 11 nights of sheer, luxurious bliss!!  I would go again and again, even on my own to sit in my cabin and experience the amazing Room Service!!

JUNE     Ascot annual Race meeting

As always, fabulous!  Lovely hats, sumptuous picnics, and of course, splendid horses and racing.

JULY      Mallorca

Just hot, hot, hot.  ‘Spent lots of days by the water enjoying the sun with Boat Charter company LLAUTS ( these are lovely typical island boats, and are just a pure joy to experience. Also had great fun on their ‘paddle surf’ - everyone should do this to get the core of the body in shape!!

However, not easy when you have all my favourite glorious Restaurants to visit…

CALAS CONILLS                +34971239186

ES GUIX                             - +34971517092
My absolute favourite hideaway, hidden in the Escorca mountains.
Next to the Lluc Monastery…… (See comments later).

LAPIAZZETTA                     - +34971672700

MESON SON CALIU           - +34971680086

SA SOCIETAT                    - +34 971236566
Situated in Andratx Village.  Simply marvellous!

BAR CENTRAL                  - +34971673692
By waterside, My Great friend JOSE………..

RESTAURANTE MILLOR  - +34971456961
Situated Near Club Tennis Palma.

Situated next to the Church in Port of Andratx

I could go on and on, but the list is endless, this  is just a sample of my particular l favourites. !!

A Special mention must be made of the hotel, Gran Melia del Mar, Illetas – An adult only paradise with its small exclusive beautiful beach, only moments from the City of Palma.  A very elegant Pure Class Hotel!
I have worked for more years then I care to remember, with my good friend Gabriel Escarrer  and his Melia brand within Mexico – I am so very fond of them all ((

Talking of hotels, I would like to mention a new Boutique property in the City of Palma, ‘Sant Francesc Hotel Singular’, from the SLH chain (Small Luxury Hotels) – due to visit soon, I will let you know what it is like!


A special favourite of mine, just an hour from Palma City Centre.  The only existing, live animal market on the Island every   Wednesday.  We normally continue up to Lluc Monastery after our Market visit. but this time we stayed in a gorgeous little Pension in the centre of Town (Sineu)..LLUC monastery sadly has become just too commercial. I can no longer recommend it.

I would like to make mention of a very special and enormously helpful company for Vehicle registration/CAR INSURANCE.  ZOE LEGGETT.(Palma Nova)…
Zoe Legget,

Vehicle and General Administration,

Calle Paris 8,
07181 Palma Nova,
Tel. 971 575 041
email -


Rosewood Hotels, fabulous meeting and lunch with my good friend Andrea Millar , Director Global Sales Leisure U.K. Bless her, she is so important to me. We have worked together for years. All Rosewood properties throughout Mexico are sublime, special mention for LAS VENTANAS,LOS CABOS.  Naturally therefore we met at ROSEWOOD LONDON…I am a huge Fan of THE HOLBORN DINING ROOM.!! We spent an enjoyable couple of hours discussing “My” Mexico and how I can help and continue to promote the lovely properties.

PETER’S BIRTHDAY which falls in the month of August…was spent at THE MANOR HOUSE HOTEL……
Situated in the beautiful village of CASTLE COOMBE. We sat under an enormous Oak Tree with our
champagne and walked for miles across the gorgeous grounds and Golf Course...


ROYAL ALBERT HALL. We attended a Proms Night, featuring a Russian Choir and remarkable solo Russian Pianist (Quite Breathtaking………. Denis Matsuev.)

A.W.T.E. AWARDS (ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN TRAVEL EXECUTIVES) I AM A LONG STANDING Member of this Association. A magnificent vehicle for Business Networking.

F.A.A. (Association of Foreign Airlines.) Monthly Meeting held at MELIA London .www

A visit to London from by my good friend DANIEL MELLADO… SECRETS AKUMAL. Previously at DREAMS  TULUM. I am famously known for working with small Boutique Hotels. I always however turn to these aforementioned properties when I need an upmarket ALL INCLUSIVE


GRIMSDYKE HOTEL. I attended the wedding Fair in my capacity as “The Expert for Mexican Weddings and Honeymoons”

A glorious visit to HOTEL CARUSO BELMOND….….Words fails me!! It was spectacular…..Sheer Bliss…..

I enjoyed every single moment… The Village of RAVELLO, so quaint, so exceptionally tranquil. My heartfelt thanks to the General Manager Franco Girasoli….So visible, attentive and generous…….Anyone who knows me is aware that it was me who discovered MAROMA on Riviera Maya when it was just a private home, it turned into a masterpiece of a Boutique Hotel and is now superbly managed by BELMOND. These properties are just sensational I have no other word! overnight stay in Sorrento where I found a very special and very romantic Restaurant…..CHIBLI …..VIA MARINA PICOLA.TEL.0818784063.  Ask for (The new man in my life)!!! ORLANDO….

We flew to Naples with my adored MONARCH AIRLINES….. How sad...this wonderful Company so many years…Fabulous Staff…NICOLA JACKSON, my Dear Friend and devoted Monarch Stalwart…………..The Staff at   Luton Airport…. My thoughts are with them. May they all find new and exciting opportunities……

So the end of the SUMMER BLOG….

World Travel Market on the horizon……Welcome to London all my Mexican colleagues…….