- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Angie Wade-Smith
- Edition: 332
- Published: 1st April 2019
NEW SEASON, FRESH IDEAS. THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THE FIRST EDITION OF ROQUETA FOR 2019.
Hopefully it will improve the reader experience, help you find the areas of the magazine that interest you most and enhance your enjoyment of the magazine.
No dramatic changes, more evolution than revolution. In terms of content we still aim to offer a quite diverse range of topics designed to fit the broad readership base. Something for everyone.
We intend keeping the magazine to the same size as the last couple of years, each edition being at least 68 pages, and some longer. We have so much to report, and we are grateful that so many of you want to contribute. But it means that the magazine we started with three years ago is a different animal from the one we have now. More design led with a wider range of articles and of course many more pages.
So, we have reluctantly decided to up the price to four euros a copy. I hope you understand that this increase will go towards guaranteeing the quality you demand and expect. And with more pages to read it means that it is better overall value.
From our research, we understand that some of the articles are read more than others. This is certainly true of the Island News, and also the What’s On section, which we continue to grow and make more comprehensive. Many of you look forward to seeing the Local News, and also the Eating Out section. We have grown the Wellbeing articles and have tried to make them accessible to all, the younger and the more senior readers. And the environment is an issue we are keen to continue to cover, probe and encourage change.
We know many of you follow the gardening and the other nature linked articles. And since it is springtime, we are presently blessed to have the vast canvas of our countryside filled with a riot of colourful wild flowers. Quite incredible.
The early months of this year have been kind to us, with plenty of pleasant sunny and warm days. Some of your contributors have even been known to have swum in the sea in February. Chilly. Hopefully the lack of rain does not have a consequence down the road when it is hot and water demand increases with the number of visitors flocking to the island.
Can we wish you all good health and happy times.