- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Angie Wade-Smith
- Edition: 334
- Published: 1st June 2019
A warm welcome to our June edition, and, indeed, a warm welcome to June, the real start of summer. We’re all glad to see the end of an unsettled and windy spring and look forward to enjoying some sunshine.
We have a bumper edition for you, full of diverse content. We hope you will find a few of these articles enjoyable.
There is an interview with the director of the airport, who tells us that the number of airline seats planned from the UK is only 1% down from 2018, and that from other countries the numbers are up. This goes against the general perception that in 2019 Spain is not the destination of choice and that holidaymakers are showing a preference for Turkey, Greece and Tunisia.
Jet2 have actually increased the capacity for 2019 and will start earlier in 2020 with direct flights from three UK airports. Sounds like it’s a case of wait and see.
Keeping on the serious side, Mary has written a really thought-provoking article on the current political scene in Spain and Europe; we have an encouraging story about an environmental project on the island; and an article on the origins of gin production in Menorca. Told you it was a feast of choice.
If you live here, the pattern of life remains largely the same. The Local News is evidence of that as the charities and social groups have lively calendars of events planned for the next few months. We know that some sections of the magazine are very popular with our regular readers. From gardening, interior design, retail therapy and walks, to Eating Out, this month with a focus on paella. We have an article on picnics suggesting some recipes to encourage you to get out into the great outdoors and spend a day on a lonely beach or on a hilltop admiring a panoramic view of the island.
Do read Javier’s account of an early morning bird watching trip around the interior of Menorca. Sounds wonderful. Count me in please. And Angela is reviewing a particularly interesting set of books this month, books that have been adapted for the screen. It’s always fun to compare the book and film versions of the same story. Which do you usually prefer?
The strangest article is Rachael’s on the sea cucumbers found in abundance just off our shores and which can be spotted if snorkelling or even swimming. They don’t sound an attractive proposition but are a very interesting species and in the Far East are eaten as a delicacy. Not seen them on a menu here yet, and not sure how popular they would be.
And if you have any time left over, What’s On lists a variety of events taking place in June and beyond. The fiesta season also starts so we have a comprehensive list of dates and times detailing what and when for the Sant Joan Fiesta in Ciutadella.
And announcing two new competitions. The winter photography competition was so popular we thought why not run a summer one. So, we have. And for those with younger children or grandchildren visiting this summer we’re introducing a painting competition.
A buffet of choice. So find a nice shady corner, a comfortable seat, tuck in and enjoy a good read of the magazine.