- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Angie Wade-Smith
- Edition: 336
- Published: 1st August 2019
Whether you are a regular reader or a first timer, welcome!
Here at ROQUETA we’re all walking about with smiles on our faces – after all, it’s blue skies all the way for the foreseeable future.
The magazine content reflects that this is August and that we have more readers who are visitors and holiday makers than in other months. This means that all the regular favourite articles remain in the spotlight, but with perhaps a little more of a beach and family feel.
We are particularly pleased to feature on our cover the work of Marc Jesús, the best- known artist here in Menorca. The colours and content of his paintings, including his characteristic blue woman, aptly capture the relaxed and casual essence of our island at this time of year. Look out for the interview with Marc inside this issue. And keep your eyes peeled for billboards scattered throughout the island using Marc’s work to advertise a popular brand of beer.
You will find plenty of suggestions for activities involving a little exploration and adventure. There is an article on caves and a list of things to do with the family. Some suggestions on the current trends in kid’s clothing. Even a kid’s arts and crafts page for when the sun is too hot, and they need a cooling indoor break.
And for those who don’t want to completely give up on their good habits whilst on holiday, some exercises to try out around the pool, and even a walking meditation class. Perhaps then you should avoid reading the ongoing ramblings that are reported in the Athlete’s Tale.
The What’s On section is bulging with things to do. From music concerts to times and dates for the local street markets. Dates of the fiestas are also listed and for the up and coming fiestas, full details of the timetable of events are provided on our website https://roquetamagazine.net/whats-on/. We are sure we have something for everyone. The Island News provides interesting snippets of what’s been happening here over the past few weeks: information about politics on a local scale, environmental issues and new property developments mingle with some surprising and quirky items.
And for those who live here all year, the social and charitable events don’t stop just because the heat’s turned up. The volunteers remain busy doing their good works. Look out for their reports in the special Local News section in the magazine.
We have featured two wedding blessings that have taken place this summer too. More and more people from the UK are choosing to have their wedding breakfast in Menorca, normally because either the bride or groom has a strong association with the island and has been coming here from childhood. And, of course, they can almost guarantee that the weather will be good.
Look out for the photography and children’s art competitions. Not long to get your entries in, so let’s get creative.
Hope you enjoy the read. As always you can contact us here. If you’re a visitor and want to stay in touch with Menorca when you are not here, then you can subscribe, either to receive a digital copy or to have the printed magazine posted to you. For full details visit https://roquetamagazine.net/subscribe/.