- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Duncan Frazer
- Edition: 331
- Published: 23rd November 2018
Welcome to the winter edition of Roqueta. We have included a festive section with some great ideas to help you make the season extra special.
This time of year normally involves a little more entertaining of family and friends, or just spoiling ourselves with some special treats. We have plenty to keep you busy in the kitchen with creative recipes that we hope you will enjoy preparing and your guests eating. The recipes are very accessible, and you can find all the ingredients here on the island. And even if it doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, try the nut roast with mushroom gravy. It is delicious, and healthy too.
If you are wondering what to serve as a starter or main, then look no further than the mighty mussel. Freshly grown right here on our doorstep, in the harbour of Mahón.
We have been out and about talking to some key people who work directly in the tourism industry in Menorca. What was 2018 really like at the coal face? Has it been a good or bad season? Many of us think it has been disappointing compared to recent times, but what do those in the know have to say? See the reports from the airport, the property sector and airlines.
Child alert! Quite a few readers have suggested having a page for kiddies, something we can share with our children and grandchildren. The theme of the article could be described as party fun, some festive themed yoga exercises to try on the sitting room floor. Think Twister. Give it a go. It will be fun for those participating and hilarious for everyone else. Let us have your feedback so we’ll know if you’d like a regular children’s section in future editions.
We’ve been out and about stretching our legs and going on some country hikes in undiscovered Menorca. Despite visiting the island for over 30 years, we were unaware of its interior beauty. Quite a contrast to the beaches and bays we are all so familiar with. We have detailed one of these rambles that includes a gorge, lush growth and a beach at the end. But if the weather isn’t good enough to go for a walk, then we have some suggestions about what to do on those cold and rainy days. Hopefully something there for everyone to enjoy.
For those into history, we have an interview with a direct descendant of Admiral Byng who recently visited the island. He was here to get a better perspective on the events that led to his relation being found guilty of ‘not doing his utmost’ in battle and subsequently facing the firing squad.
Bringing us up to date, the current political issues in Spain are openly and intelligently discussed in an article titled ‘Digging up the Past’.
The Book Club has a terrific collection of recommendations to either read yourself or buy as gifts, and the gardening section has some tips to spice up the decorations in your house or apartment.
Although customary at this time of year to shower thanks, Angie and I genuinely thank you all for your support throughout our third year: advertisers, readers, regular contributors. You really help us maintain our enthusiasm for the task, especially during the summer months when it often means beavering away indoors whilst the rest of the world seems to be on the beach.
We love doing the magazine and look forward to being back with you in our next edition of April 2019, which we plan to hit the streets in mid-March.
So, from both of us, have a most enjoyable Christmas and New Year.