Inside this issue:
Local events 2
Local News 3
STRANDED! Sporty bits 4
For accurate helpful information for stranded passengers see page 6
Who would have thought that one volcano in Iceland could cause so much trouble? Wise Wendy 6
At the time of printing, thousands of travellers are still trapped on Mallorca and many more have been unable to get
here to enjoy their holidays. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to the ash cloud that closed airports in the Travel info 6
UK and much of the airspace over northern Europe. Palma airport is operating at approximately 70% capacity but
none of those flights are heading to the UK! In contrast the ferry services are struggling to cope with demand and Marketplace 7
increasing their prices.
The repercussions of the lack of flights are many and various. For some individuals the situation is inconvenient, for Star Letter 7
others it means a re-think of plans. Spare a thought for Juliet and Steve who were due to get married in the UK or
Richie Prior who was planning to run the London Marathon this coming weekend, neither seems likely now. Here Recipe 8
on the island the International Organ Festival is just one of the events that has been postponed whilst fear grows for
the forthcoming Mallorca Beach Rugby Tournament and the Pirates Charity Premiere which are both due to take Whats On 8
place on the first weekend of May.
Many visitors are stuck here on the island, some without accommodation or cash. Others have been put up in
hotels, apartments and, in some cases, kind- S
hearted residents opened their homes to help WILLY’
displaced travellers. WISDO
As word spread about people stranded at the s like
airport with no food, drink or cash, locals here in “Time flie
Calvia , lead by Adam and Steff Goodfellow an arrow;
from Central Auctioneers, began organising
relief trips taking food and other supplies to
them. Volunteers from the Mediterranea Charity
set up a help group at Son Sant Joan and many
people responded to an appeal for food, drinks
and toiletries. More info on page 6.
Angels Nursing and Babysitting Agency
Multilingual Professionals in home care. Island wide.
Tel. Office: 971 104 289 or Mobile 619 070 100
I am as happy as an X-Factor judge
with a new contract! Lots of people
have already signed up to take part in my little
walk at the end of May to help local people with
cancer. Why don't you? Take a look at details
below! Others are not so happy with travel
chaos affecting so many. You will find good
advice for stranded folk on page 6.
SUPPORT GROWS FOR THE
CALVIA CUISINE FAIR
WALK FOR LIFE
Each Friday in April enjoy a fixed price meal at
Willy's charity walk to raise awareness one of the restaurants taking part depending on its
and funds for the Cancer Support „Fork Rating‟.
Group here in Calvia is gathering fans 1 fork = 7 euros
daily. Some ´walkers´ are doing it in 2 forks = 10 euros
3 forks = 15 euros
honour of someone that they have
April 23rd, 6 in Cas Catala, Bendinat and Portals Nous
lost to cancer, others for someone April 30th, 19 in Son Caliu, Palma Nova and Magaluf
who is battling the illness now, and
others just because they want to CALVIA AGRICULTURAL FAIR
show their support .
The walk is just 5km and the participation fee is 5 euros with children Calvia village was taken over
walking for free. Go-Logo in El Toro have offered to provide pink T-shirts by fluffy and hairy creatures
which will be sold for 5 euros . All the funds go to the Cancer Support during the Goat & Sheep
Fair. The annual event
Group which provides practical and emotional help to people suffering
attracted hundreds of visitors
from cancer here in Calvia.
who enjoyed the displays of
Local entertainer Arron Reece is going to record a CD of songs which falconry, traditional dancing,
will be available to purchase and Mood Beach Bar has supplied the music and more. Stalls sold
CDs. Arron would like your suggestions which songs he should record. local produce, crafts and the
Is ´Walking on Sunshine´ too corny? Send your ideas to Willy and he will good weather brought plenty
pass them on to Arron. The ´Walk for Life´ will take place at 11am on of thirsty customers to the
Sunday May 30th, starting and finishing at the Mallorca Cricket Club in local bars.
Magaluf. To register to take part email email@example.com .
Like many airline passengers,
dance instructor Ian Pickles has
been grounded! He has badly
strained his ankle falling down
some steps. Classes at Pickles
Ballroom in Magaluf still continue
as normal, however, the Not So
Strictly Dance Competition
scheduled for Saturday 24th April has been postponed to a later date.
If you like dancing the Sa Taronja Centre in Andratx are starting
intensive tango courses to be held on 24th and 29th April. More
details from Silvia Medina on 629 049 017 or go to
Em ail willy@willy
LO CAL NEWS…and BIRTHDAY
er in Ca
r now that the coun
cil has launched th e
lvia should be easie ather stations, in Santa Ponsa and at
Predicting the weath atory of Calvia. The two we ovidin g information to
serv ather as well as pr
and record the we Congratulations to
Galatzó estate, aim is to monitor lar radiation
s, anemometer, so three special ladies
residen ts and visitors. rature an d humidity sensor ll supply
a rain gauge, tempe ted at the top of Puig de Sa which wi who celebrated their
Both stations have a Ponsa is situa
nsor. The station in of Calvia, and all mariners in the are on the island! birthdays in the past
sensor and UV se s weather forecaster
e users of the marina curate as Stormin´ Norman, the best
accurate data to th as ac fortnight. Keri
the stations will be
Willy wonders if Ledwidge turned 18
.you are on holiday with a fabulous
RESIDENCIA CARD PETITION Shhhhh… party for family and
Not so long ago all European foreign residents friends at Burlington
living in Spain were issued with a smart credit-
Imagine the scene...it is 11pm on the Punta
Ballena in Magaluf. A gang of lads from
card size identity card called a Residencia Kate Mentink had a
Bradford on a stag night are having a great
Card. It was laminated, carried a photo and quiet one (this time)
time outside one of the bars drinking, laughing
signature of the holder and fitted neatly into and listening to music, when suddenly… the and Laura Brunton
any wallet or purse. music is turned down, the doors to the terrace (Miss B) had a fab
In 2004 a European Directive stated that are shut and the street becomes deserted. party at Mood Beach
Europeans living in Spain did not need to have Amazingly that is how some people at Calvia Bar to mark her 30th.
Residency Cards and this became law in council want things to go!
Spain in 2007. However, just as all Spanish Some bars have already had a visit and been
nationals must carry identification so must all told to comply with a European directive that She was only a whisky
foreign residents in Spain. Instead of the states that doors and windows to terraces maker, but he loved her still.
Residencia Card foreigners are now issued must be shut at 11pm and noise levels must be
with a green paper certificate stating their kept to a limit of 65 decibels. Tucked away in Palmanova is the aptly
name, address, nationality, identity number, The association of local bar owners (Aloc) is named Hideaway Café. Regulars know that
and the date of issue. This piece of paper has
campaigning against these restrictions which this is where you will find the best bacon
will severely limit the way that businesses
the nasty habit of being stolen (along with the butty and cup of tea in Calvia! There is
operate. There is a clause in the law that
holder´s identity), refused by banks and shops always a cheerful welcome from Lisa and Ian
allows a dispensation to areas such as holiday
as viable proof of identity and falling apart at its resorts where the local council has the power and a full menu at very reasonable prices.
flimsy seams. to impose its own levels at different times of
The association Europeos por Espana (Epore) the year, i.e. for tourist resorts.
is campaigning for the return of the plastic Representatives of Aloc planned a meeting
Residencia Card. It is actively asking people to with the Mayor of Calvia, Carlos Delgado, to
sign a petition which will be presented to the discuss the situation but the meeting was can-
Spanish Prime Minister, Sr Zapataro. If you celled and as yet has not been rescheduled.
wish to sign the petition, or have petition forms Therefore, the association plans to stage a
in your business for others to sign, email demonstration at the next Council meeting.
For details please contact Javier on
607 336 871.
WILLY´S SPORTY BITS
Last weekend the scheduled
matches were affected by the flight cancellations caused
by the volcanic dust cloud. Only five of the visitor team
arrived on the island but the MCC made up the numbers
for a game on Saturday. The Sunday fixture was
cancelled. There are doubts about the upcoming fixtures
but hopefully the following matches will take place.
Is Lewis the MCC´s youngest recruit?
24 & 25 April MCC vs Beehive CC
1 & 2 May MCC vs Freshfields CC
rs The tennis depa
n runne rtment at Cou
Maratho Ponsa have de
cided to re-sta
ntry Club San
with bad of committee. If
you would like
rt their tennis
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suffer th meeting will ta
ke e firs
de feet. 1p.m. at the Clu place on Thursday 29th Apr t
b il at
on the commit Restaurant "El Portón". P
tee will be lim laces
people who co ited
ntact Head Coa to the first 8
on 971 693 63 ch, Hernan M
Golf Academ y
is restarting its popular
m the 9th May.
on Sunday mornings fro
en to members
The 6 week course is op asses last for
and non members alike. Cl
at Golf Santa
one hour and take place
Ponsa II & III. Anyone
Ledwidge at the
contact Peter or Linda
book their place.
earliest opportunity to
t MUST be paid
The cost is only €60 bu
up front on the start da
Call 669 188 050
The Lions Club of Calvia are holding the Presidents Cup
Tournament at the mini golf course at Golf Fantasia on Friday 23rd April at 8pm. The
money raised goes to Mamalena, a charity that helps to improve the lives of serious ill
children on Mallorca. €22.50 gets 54 holes of golf, a meal, wine and entertainment.
There will also be a raffle with great prizes.
Calvia Lions Club gives financial and practical support to a variety of
charities and also to individuals on the island. If you want to take part contact
Emily Saunders on 696 508 372 or Tom Pettigrew on 678 788 098.
www.lionsmallorca.org for more information.
WILLY’S WINDOW on Calvia
INFORMATION FOR STRANDED TRAVELLERS
The British Consulate in Palma advise that you contact your tour operator or airline. You can contact the British Consulate directly for
help with your situation. Phone number 0034 971 71 24 45 or 0034 971 71 60 48 Website http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en/.
Information for stranded travellers is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Website http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/021-Flight-disruption-help/ Advice line 0044 207 008 0000.
If you have specific medical needs your UK prescription is not valid in Mallorca but many medications that are prescription only in the
UK are available over the counter here. If you know the name and dosage you may be able to get them from the nearest pharmacy.
If you need money transferred from the UK the www.westernunion.co.uk is relatively cheap and more or less instant.
The closest Western Union offices to Palma airport are:
1. CORREOS Y TELEGRAFOS
C Padua 1, Palma De Mallorca, 07610. Tel: 0034 902197197
2. VIAJES LLABRES
Avda Bartolome Riutort 4 E, Can Pastilla, 07610, Tel: 0034 902010701
3. MICHELLE CIBER CAFE
Marbella 22, Palma De Mallorca, 07610, Tel: 0034 902199121
If you need accommodation some hotels in Magaluf are offering special rates (€27 per night all-inclusive). The Tourist Office in
Magaluf will advise you which hotels are offering special rates. The number is 971 131 126. Open until 6pm. After that the Hotel Magaluf
Park (next to the House of Katmandu) has rooms available or can advise which other hotels can provide accommodation.
WISE WENDY answers your worries!
Dear Wendy, Dear Wendy,
My husband is a liar and a cheat. He has Last week my husband and I were driving
cheated on me from the beginning. When I Please could you settle an argument: is five
home from a party when the car broke
confront him, he denies everything. What's times a week excessive? down. Steam was pouring from the engine.
worse is everyone knows he cheats on me. It Undecided My husband has never been good with
is so humiliating! I told him it was over but practical things but he decided that he would
he wants me back. What should I do? try to fix the car himself. As he was bending
Clueless Dear Undecided,
over the engine I saw to my horror that he
Are you talking about washing your hair or
was wearing a pair of my knickers. I
Dear Clueless, having sex? Many of us would regard it as confronted him and at first he denied that he
No need to ´Fight for the Love´ anymore, the minimum, otherwise we look and feel had ever done it before. I didn't believe him
concentrate on eating a good meal and being and finally he had to admit that he enjoyed
nice to that Simon Cowell. terrible. Nor does it have to be the perform-
the feel of silk against his skin. I don't know
ance it used to be in the days before central
what to do can you give me any advice? D.
Dear Wendy, heating, constant hot water and a plethora of Es Capdella
My problem is an unusual one. I feel handy electrical appliances. Washing hair,
different from all my friends who all Dear D
think that I am weird. What started out on the other hand, should not be done more It sounds like you have a leak from the radiator.
as a joke is now a real issue. I don't like than twice a week otherwise you’ll go bald. Get it to a garage as soon as you can.
chocolate! What is wrong with that?
Why do I feel that I am the only person Dear Wendy, Dear Wendy,
in the world who doesn't like it? J. I am a single living in a downstairs
Is cheating ever okay? G. Palmanova
apartment. What can I do about the noise
Dear J, made by the man on top of me every night?
We are all different which is what makes Dear G G. Portals.
us so fascinating, but in your case you are Of course. In Scrabble it is positively
taking it too far! Have a Milky Way and Dear G,
get over yourself! essential!
I wouldn't complain if I was you!
Put your classified advert here and on the website by following the instructions at
www.willysweekly.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org €5 for 20 words.
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STAR LETTER Willy’s
Dear Middle School, Whispers
God bless you for the beautiful radio Would the new athletics
that you gave me at the recent senior track in Magaluf make a
citizen's luncheon. I am 84 years old better swimming pool due
and live in an assisted home for the to the bad drainage??
aged. All of my family has passed
Who decided that if you are
stuck in Andratx you may
I am all alone now and it is nice to
as well make the most of it
know that someone is thinking of me.
God bless you for your kindness to so they organised “The
an old forgotten lady. Volcano Golf Tourna-
My roommate is 95 and has always
had her own radio, but before I Who is already baring all to
received one, she would never let me sunbathe nude on the
listen to hers, even when she was rocks?
napping. The other day her radio fell
off the night-stand and broke into a Where in Calvia can you
lot of pieces. It was awful and she get your bits cleaned and
was in tears. rubbed all over?
She asked if she could listen to mine;
Who got home at 6.30am
and I said f**k you.
after dancing for 10 hours
Life is good. non-stop?
Got a whisper for Willy? Email
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WILLY’S STAYING IN or GOING OUT GUIDE.. up to you!
Log on to My Mallorca
info.com for lots of FILMS IN ENGLISH
about the island.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND … Tim Burton's latest
odyssey starring Johnny Depp and Helena
Fri 23 April Calvia Lions Mini Golf Tournament at Golf Fantasia,
Fri 23 April St George´s Day
FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN...Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt star in the
The Crew Show at Mood Beach Bar, Costa dén Blanes story of former UVF member Alistair Little.
Sat 24 April to 2 May Palma Boat Show
THE GHOST WRITER…Ewan McGregor stars as a ghostwriter hired to
Sat 24 April Arron Reece performs at the opening of the Bridgeport complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister. He uncovers
Restaurant in Andratx port. secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. WILLY fell asleep!
Sat 24 April Intensive tango course at Sa Taronja centre in
Andratx. Also on the 29th April.
Sat 1 May Pirates Charity Premiere in Aid of Great 1.
Ormond Street Hospital. Pirates Theatre, Magaluf 2. t Saga ...New
3. The Twiligh
Sun 9 May Europe Day massive street party in Citizen
4. Law Abiding e
Palmanova with 90 stalls, music and much more. avellers Wif
5. The Tim e Tr
The Hurt Lo
Sun 30 May WALK FOR LIFE Cancer charity Walk. 6. y Truth
7. The Ugl 3
11am at the Mallorca Cricket Club followed by a of Pelham 12
Spring Fayre 8. Case of Benjamin
9. The Curious
10. Zom bieland
WILLY´S SUMMER SIZZLER
Turkey escalope By Les Webber of American Baked Cheesecakes
8 thick turkey or chicken Fry mushroom and crushed garlic in a little of the butter
escalopes until soft and then set aside. Coat escalopes evenly with
8 slices of ham seasoned flour. Add remaining butter and olive oil to the
8 slices of gruyer cheese pan and cook the escalopes on a medium heat for 5
mins each side. While they are cooking bring the stock
to the boil and keep hot.
150g button mushrooms
Top each escalope with a slice of ham in the pan and
spoon over a layer of mushroom and garlic, season with
1tbsp olive oil salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley. Place a
at is happening on Mallorca black pepper
Still the only place to hear wh cheese slice on top of each escalope and pour over the
Marrat xi every Saturday and
English is on 92.9FM Radio 6tbsp chicken stock hot stock. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat.
listen online at
Sunday from 10am till 1pm. You can also 2 cloves of garlic crushed Cook for around 10 mins or until the cheese has melted.
www.englishradiom 1 tsp dried parsley Serve hot with either new potatoes, pasta or a crisp
seasoned flour salad.
That’s it for another gem stacked, info-packed sexy is-
sue of WILLY’s. There’s more in two weeks so
tell me stuff! Just send me an swee
email email@example.com and com
I’ll do the rest! Hasta Luego!