- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Angie Wade-Smith
- Edition: 333
- Published: 1st May 2019
Doesn’t the countryside look wonderful with all the wild flowers? Colour everywhere. If you are visiting the island for the first time this May, make sure you travel around to experience it. And if you are a resident, it is easy to be too busy and miss it all. And so, following the success of the winter photography competition, when you sent in some amazing winter scenes, we have launched a summer one in this edition. Keep your eyes out for something spectacular.
And just as nature shows the way for the new season, so all the restaurants, bars and attractions open for business. Everyone seems to have been busy sprucing up their premises.
But the early signals are that business owners are cautious and bemused by all the ridiculousness in the UK and the B word. We all watch in wonder at the seeming incompetence of the UK Parliament, but despite this, the signs are that the charter connections and bookings from Britain remain strong, almost at the levels of 2018 when many in our tourism sector enjoyed a successful year.
People say to me that being British at the moment is an embarrassment. I don’t agree. Being a Member of Parliament in Britain is an embarrassment. They should hang their heads in shame at how they have so misrepresented the people who in good faith put them in a position of governance.
For those of us who are resident here, I think I speak for many to say that the out of season months are calm and quiet. Not so much choice of what to do as many places are closed, but a good balance now with the return of the holidaymakers. Welcome to you all and I hope you enjoy the unspoilt magic of Menorca.
ROQUETA has a good balance of articles again this month. We have the usual mix of subjects that we hope will ensure everyone has something to enjoy. Fashion and eating are top choices. Quite a bit on the great outdoors and gardening. Some suggestions on things to do this spring before it gets too hot. The walks section is proving popular. None are too far or too onerous, and always a suggestion for somewhere to enjoy a refreshment at the end.
What’s On is essential reading, and some interesting one-off articles about things that are Menorca focused. This includes the regular round up of the island news: some serious matters sprinkled with some crazy stuff.
We have increased the Wellbeing section of the magazine this year, as we know many of you find this interesting. And of course, for the magazine, environmental issues remain a priority to ensure the island is handed over to the next generation in a good state. Please look out for the Greening the Islands article.
The Local News remains popular. One thing is certain, many people who live here or visit regularly have very active social lives. It seems the Brits like to get stuck into good causes and not sit at home. No grass grows under their feet. But if you have a little time, the Book Club has a very interesting list of recommended reads. I am looking forward to getting my hands on a few of them.
We hope you enjoy the magazine. If you have any comments, we welcome your feedback including suggestions for future editions.