- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Angie Wade-Smith
- Edition: 335
- Published: 1st July 2019
There is a subtle change to the island in July and August. Some of the Brits who stay here for most of the year disappear and head back to the UK for various reasons. And they are replaced ten times over by summer visitors. If you are one of them, then bienvenido!
The content of ROQUETA for July reflects this change. We have more for families, with some suggestions on how to make the most of your time here, and some tips if you have youngsters staying. Look out for the Family Fun section. Try some of the great fish restaurants we recommend. Liven up your next barbecue with some delicious recipe ideas from our special but occasional contributor Jane Moose.
And don’t miss Michael’s wine article which will help you stock the cellar with some good value, good quality wines from the local supermarket. Saves being mystified by the huge number of options when in the wine aisle.
For those who stay up after dark, you are in for a treat as Gordon looks to the night sky in ‘The Dark Side of Light’. And for gardeners concerned about helping the environment, learn what to plant to attract and help save bees.
Be on trend with all the latest footwear fashions in Retail Therapy and learn how to combat the damage caused by sun and chlorine in Beauty.
We also have some sound advice from Doctor Proctor on swimming hazards in the sea, making sure you can splash about with gay abandon. I love swimming in the sea, and it’s good to know that with a little care this can be completely worry free. Thanks are due to Doctor Proctor for advice concerning what to do in the event of encountering a deep-sea enemy.
For property owners, Allie has once again provided some very helpful tips, this month helping us keep cool on hot summer nights. We all look forward to reading her articles each month.
And don’t miss the bumper edition of What’s On in July. Timings for fiestas, as well as craft and food markets in each of the towns. We know these are popular with visitors and always provide fun. And you will find advice on how to get about if you don’t hire a car, utilising the very efficient bus service.
Many of us residents do not leave during the peak months. And this is evidenced by a large number of clubs, charities and social groups who remain busy. They are always eager to let our readers know what they have been up to. They are very well respected on the island and raise a lot of money for local charities.
Recent hot news is that the international modern art gallery Hauser & Wirth will be opening a new gallery in Spring 2020 on the Isla del Rey in Mahón Harbour. This is fantastic news for the island and will create some very positive publicity for Menorca, focusing on something more than summer sand and sunshine. They have galleries in Zurich, New York, London, Somerset, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Gstaad… and now, soon to open, Hauser & Wirth Menorca. Wow!
We hope you enjoy the read. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.
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